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Tuesday, 11 September

01:48

PLOT TWIST: Joseph Mifsud Alive and Operating Under New Identity, Advisor Says "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Joseph Mifsud

Joseph Mifsud is a Maltese academic, with high level connections to the Russian state and UK politicians. Mifsud is a former employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malta, a former principal in the London Centre of International Law Practice, a professorial teaching fellow at the University of Stirling in Scotland, and director of the Diplomatic Academy of London.

George Papadopoulos, the lower level campaign worker for the Trump campaign, appears to have been targeted by three individuals with ties to British and/or U.S. Intelligence: Joseph Mifsud, Alexander Downer and Stefan Halper.

It is alleged Joseph Mifsud told George Papadopoulos that the Russians had Hillarys missing emails.

Mifsud went missing in 2017 after his connections to George Papadopoulos became public.

On Friday the DNC said in a court filing Joseph Mifsud may be dead after repeated attempts by the DNC counsel to serve Mifsud came up empty as they were unable to contact or locate him.

Now this

An advisor to Mifsud told reporter for The Daily Caller, Chuck Ross that Joseph Mifsud is alive and operating under another identity.

The Daily Caller reported:

A Swiss-German lawyer who has been described as a close friend and adviser of Mifsuds calls the allegation nonsense.

Im in a better mood today. I got it from really good sources. They say that he is alive, that he has another identity, and that he is staying somewhere, at a nice place, Stephan Roh told The Daily Caller News Foundation on Sunday.

I just this morning got a message, indirectly, that he is alive and that they have provided him with another identity, added Roh, who did not descri...

01:38

George W. Bushs love-fest with Michelle Big Mike Obama "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In July 2010, in an article in the American Spectator, Americas Ruling Class And the Perils of Revolution, Boston University Professor Emeritus Angelo M. Codevilla made the trenchant observation that the real divide in America is not so much between liberals Continue reading

01:35

Michael Avenatti Now Being Sued By Sex Icon "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Maybe he should be less concerned about ambulance chasing and pretending to be a 2020 candidate and pay more attention to all the legal judgments piling up against him. Via Daily Caller: A judge in California ruled that Michael Avenatti may be liable for damages after he allegedly revealed the existence of a hush agreement []

01:24

George Papadopoulos on Twitter: Clinton Friend, Connected to MI6, Sought Me Out and Lied About Our Meeting "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Trump campaign staffer George Papadopoulos was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison after being set up by the Obama Deep State in the 2016 election.

George Papadopoulos went on CNN and ABC this weekend to discuss his role in the Spygate scandal.

Papadopoulos told the liberal anchors about how he was set up by Obama spy Stephan Halper in London after he was brought on by the Trump campaign.

Papdopoulos added that Halper began to sweat and his demeanor changed when George told him he had no idea what youre talking about as far as hacking and Russians.

On Monday following his sentencing and weekend interviews George Papadopoulos went after Clinton friend Alexander Downer who also set him up and spread lies about their brief meeting.

Alexander Downer and deep state spy Stephan Halper are longtime acquaintances.

In April of this year Downer backtracked and refused to say he met with George Papadopoulos.

Now this

Papadopoulos tweeted out on Monday that Downer sought him out and they NEVER ONCE spoke about Russian emails.

George Papadopoulos: Alexander Downer, wanted to meet under incredibly suspicious circumstances. I found it...

00:52

Strzok-Page Texts Reveal Coordinated FBI Leak Strategy To Harm Trump, GOP Congressman Claims "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Let them try to explain this one. Via Fox News: New documents provided to Congress raise grave concerns about an apparent systemic culture of media leaking among high-level FBI and Justice Department officials to release information damaging to President Trump, a top Republican congressman charged in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on []

00:43

CEA Chairman Kevin Hassert Outlines MAGAnomic Policy Impact Press Conference Segment "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Chairman of the Council Of Economic Advisers, Kevin Hassert, participated in the White House press briefing to counter left-wing claims the current economy is simply a continuation of trends. Kevin Hasset described former President Obamas notion laughable and presented a Continue reading

00:29

Exclusive: Swedish Voter and AfS Supporter Describes the Decline of Sweden Through Globalist Open Border Policies "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Swedish voter explains the stark reality of life in Sweden after years of liberal globalist open border policies.

In early September The Gateway Pundit reported on a violent confrontation at an Alternative for Sweden (AfS) rally in Western Sweden.

Angry migrants beat the AfS politicians and chased them down the street in Uddavalla.
The AfS opposes unrestricted open border policies of the ruling elites.

Angry Migrants Punch Anti-Immigrant Party Member in Face at Swedish Rally Migrant Mob Chases Them Down Street

Following this article a local from Uddevalla wrote us to tell about the decline of Sweden.

After an email exchange he agreed to contribute this report to The Gateway Pundit.

I was born in Uddevalla referred to above and grew up nearby. I also did my obligatory one year military service in Uddevalla. Uddevalla and the area around it were wonderful and very safe places to live in.

I moved to Gothenburg to study, 60 miles south of Uddevalla, where I still live. I worked at the local University. In 1985 a professor from Yale, visited me. He praised Gothenburg and the area as ideal and safe to live in and noted we were lucky not to have any ethnic minorities.

When I visited many states in USA twice a few years later the professor advised not to travel to many specific areas. In 1989 one of his PhD students came to work with me for two years. The student asked me a stunning question. What areas in Gothenburg were safe to live in for him and his wife.
I did not understand the question because all Gothenburg was safe. Sweden was at that time a safe and successful country envied by other countries.

Nowadays, only a few small areas in Gothenburg are safe. Fortunately, I live in one of them.
Most of Sweden is unsafe and unbearable to live in compared 30 years ago. Sweden with originally 8 millions inhabitants has since then taken in about 2 millions many of them illegal economic migrants disguised as refugees. Sweden is rightfully used as a very bad example by president Trump and others....

00:20

Maxine Waters Goes On Trump Impeachment Tear, Vows To Get Him "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Paging the Secret Service again. Via Fox News: Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters escalated her rhetorical assault on President Trump over the weekend vowing to get him and repeating the word impeachment over and over. Waters, who took heat earlier this year for urging her supporters to confront Trump administration officials in public, told a []

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Monday, 10 September

23:50

Cartoon Of Serena Williams Tantrum Offends The Likes Of J.K. Rowling "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Over target. Via BPR: The left is slowly shutting down opposition speech, or any speech that they deem to be inappropriate or offensive to their delicate sensibilities. Australian political cartoonist Mark Knight found himself under attack from the left, who are upset with his caricature of professional tennis player Serena Williams after her well publicized []

23:45

Nadler is Appropriately Cautious on Impeachment "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Theres a long piece in The Atlantic by Russell Berman on Rep. Jerrold Nadler and how he feels about impeachment. I recommend you read it for several reasons, including that its very informative and quite likely predictive of what will happen if the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives in January. If the Democrats are running the House, its highly probable that Rep. Nadler will become the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and thats the committee that would consider issuing articles of impeachment for the whole House to consider. Therefore, Nadler will have more say in what happens or does not happen than anyone outside of the leadership.

Hopefully, youll be comforted to know that Nadler is not prejudging the case. Hes not making any promises. Even if there are clearly impeachable offenses, hes not committed to pursuing impeachment:

Nadler would not rule out an impeachment move even if a conviction in the Senate was unlikely. But, he said, it could not be a completely partisan effort; to move forward, Democrats should be confident that by the end of the process, they could convince at least some of the presidents supporters that impeachment was necessary. Without that support, Nadler told me, the effort would backfire. You dont want a situation where for the next 20 or 30 years, half the country is saying, We won the election, you stole it, Nadler said. You dont want to tear the country apart.

Theres a logical flaw in that response, but it doesnt make it less appropriate as an answer. In order for the Democrats to be accused of stealing the election, Trump would need to be convicted by the Senate, and in that case its clear that many Republicans would have been convinced by the end of the process. The real point is that it could do more damage to the country to impeach the president and then have him acquitted than it would to let things go until the 2020 election. Of course, we could still assign more blame to the Republicans for acquitting than the Democrats for indicting, but we dont want Congress setting the precedent that what Trump has done is not impeachable. And thats puts Nadler is possible quandary where he could create that precedent by not pursuing impeachment because he doubts the Republicans would back him up.

His first responsibility, then, is not to make himself a lightning rod. He will need to be seen, as far as humanly possible, as a fair judge of the facts and not someone pursuing a vendetta or a purely partisan cause.

In fairness, Nadler is being consistent. He was on the Judiciary Committee in 199...

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

They make nice Apple computers but totalitarianism dies hard and still sucks.

On the edge of a desert in far western China, an imposing building sits behind a fence topped with barbed wire. Large red characters on the facade urge people to learn Chinese, study law and acquire job skills. Guards make clear that visitors are not welcome.

Inside, hundreds of ethnic Uighur Muslims spend their days in a high-pressure indoctrination program, where they are forced to listen to lectures, sing hymns praising the Chinese Communist Party and write self-criticism essays, according to detainees who have been released.

The goal is to remove any devotion to Islam.

Trump seems to like Xi Jinping though, so...

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Discuss

23:34

Good News: Mark Meadows Begins Outlining FBI Corrupt Sources (Journalists) and Methods (Media Reports) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As details and documents are pried from the grip of FBI officials intent on hiding the institutional malfeasance, one corrupt issue has become increasingly clear.  The FBI and DOJ intentionally leaked information to the media and then cited the subsequent Continue reading

23:25

Newly Released Text Messages Reveal Strzok and Page Discussed Media Leak Strategy Ahead of Carter Page FISA Warrant Revelation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Newly released text messages and records obtained by the House Oversight Committee reveal Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were discussing a strategy to leak unverified information to the media in an effort to damage the Trump administration.

The FBI lovebirds were discussing this media leak strategy in April of 2017just one month after AG Sessions recused himselfa very critical time leading up to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

On Monday, Freedom Caucus Chairman and member of the House Oversight Committee Mark Meadows (R-NC) sent a letter to the DOJ, addressed to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein saying a review of the new documents raises grave concerns regarding an apparent systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials at the FBI and DOJ related to ongoing investigations, reported Sara Carter.

Rep. Mark Meadows believes April 2017 text messages from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page may be connected to a story the Washington Post broke at almost the exact same time (April 11th) about Carter Page FISA warrants.

One day after the Washington Post ran their story on Carter Page, Peter Strzok congratulated his paramour, Lisa Page on a job well done.

Sara Carter reported:

The letter lists several examples:

  • April 10, 2017: (former FBI Special Agent) Peter Strzok contacts (former FBI Attorney) Lisa Page to discuss a media leak strategy. Specifically, the text says: I had literally just gone to find this phone to tell you I want to talk to you about media leak strategy with DOJ before you go.
  • April 12, 2017: Peter Strzok congratulates Lisa Page on a job well done while referring to two derogatory articles about Carter Page. In the text, Strzok warns Page two articles are coming out, one which is worse than the other about Lisas namesake. Strzok added: Well done, Page.

The letter notes the troubling nat...

23:20

Cornered Rats. What to Do? + Skripal and Syria The Imperative of Criminalizing Russia by Finian Cunningham + Roger Waters White Helmet Terrorists Speech "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

by Finian Cunningham Writer, Dandelion Salad East Africa Crossposted from Sputnik, Sept. 8, 2018 September 10, 2018 At the Tehran summit on Friday, Irans Hassan Rouhani and Russias Vladimir Putin expressed tactical differences with Turkeys President Erdogan, on how to proceed with the military offensive for the Syrian army to retake the northwest province of []

23:02

Media Asks Sarah Sanders About Using 25th Amendment On Trump She Shreds Them. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Well done. Sarah Huckabee Sanders says talk about using 25th Amendment to remove President Trump is "ridiculous" and "insulting" to his supporters https://t.co/RNEWmluI6t pic.twitter.com/bazuxp4UQD CBS News (@CBSNews) September 10, 2018 HT: Daily Wire

22:00

Republicans At Each Other's Throats Over Tax Policy Again "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Earlier today, we looked at how badly Republicans are expected to do in November. Don't fret; they've earned it. And the sense of likely doom is already starting to spill over into their congressional policy agenda. Yesterday, writing for Politico Nancy Cook and Bernie Becker reported that White House and top congressional Republicans who want to push for a House vote on a second round of tax cuts ahead of the midterms in hopes of bolstering their economic pitch to voters are running into opposition from endangered-- and freaking out-- Republican incumbents in swing districts. In Orange County, for example-- where Republicans are already likely to lose 3 or 4 red seats-- anything that brings up toxic GOP tax policies, is deadly for them at this point.
A dozen House Republicans, all but one of them from the high-tax states of California, New Jersey and New York, voted against the tax law in December because it capped state and local tax deductions, which they said would lead to tax increases on too many of their constituents.

Some of those GOP lawmakers have openly said they would prefer to leave the tax issue alone as Congress also grapples with how to fund the government and the House potentially votes on health care measures that might be more politically beneficial to vulnerable incumbents. If we were to pass that here in the House, it would be an exercise in futility, because it could never pass in the Senate, Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey, who opposed the first bill, said Friday on CNBC.

Top House leaders will unveil the second tax overhaul bill this week. Drafted by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), the bill proposes to make permanent individual tax rate cuts from the Republicans first tax bill, while introducing new measures intended to help families save money, especially for retirement, and to spur innovation for businesses.
...

21:47

Twitter Suspends Benghazi Hero Kris Paronto For the SECOND TIME in a Week "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Kris Tanto Paronto

On Friday, Obama said in a speech that Republicans have embraced wild conspiracy theories surrounding the Benghazi attack.

Barack Obama: The politics of division and paranoia has found a home, unfortunately, in the Republican party. theyve embraced wild conspiracy theories by those surrounding Benghazi. Or my birth certificate.

A Twitter fight began after a left-wing troll tweeted to Rob ONeill that Obama kinda killed Bin Laden.

Rob ONeil is the Navy SEAL who killed Bin Laden so there was quite a backlash.

Army Ranger Kris Paronto slammed the left-wing troll and Obama and Twitter subsequently gave him a 12-hour suspension for this tweet:

OMG??!! Did you just tell the guy who Shot Bin Laden that @BarackObama did it? BWAHAHAHA Thank you for verifying that BHussein Obama worship and TDS causes liberals to skip retard and go straight to potato. #YouAreAnIdiot #NeverGoFullRetard

Paronto was suspended a SECOND TIME for tweeting out a screenshot of his offensive tweet with a very benign caption criticizing Jack Dorsey.

Paronto was forced to delete another tweet (screenshot below)

It is unclear how this tweet violates Twitters Terms of Service against hateful conduct since nothing even remotely hateful was tweetedcertainly its just an algorithm error.

21:43

Establishment Democrats Are Pouring Millions Into Rhode Island to Save an Unpopular Governor From an Insurgent Challenge "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, center, speaks with Lisa McGovern, left, and Betty Toye at the Pilgrim Senior Center in Warwick, R.I. on Aug. 2, 2018.

21:30

Barack Obama Trashes 63 Million Americans As Paranoid, Divisive And Resentful For Electing Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Just a tad bitter. After seeing Hillary Clinton lose in 2016 and then having to witness President Trump dismantle his job-killing legacy, Barack Obama lashed out at the 62.9 million American voters that put Donald Trump in the White House. Without a hint of irony, Obama smeared Republican voters as divisive & resentful.

21:28

Black Agenda Radio, Week of September 10, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Black Agenda Radio, Week of September 10, 2018

bruce Tue, 09/11/2018 - 00:58

21:08

Update: Hurricane Florence Grows to Category Four South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia Alerts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

During a 2:oopm intermediate advisory Hurricane Florence was shown to have rapidly strengthened to a category four storm with wind-speeds of 130 MPH.  All interests in the South and North Carolina region should watch closely and move toward completion of Continue reading

21:01

Obama Refers To Himself 63 Times During Campaign Speech, Once Every 23 Seconds. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Still a raging narcissist. Via American Mirror: Barack Obama was supposed to be campaigning for Congressional candidates in California on Saturday, but that wouldnt stop him from talking about himself. A lot. All told, Obama referred to himself at least 63 times during his 23-minute speech. Thats an average of once every 23 seconds. Keep []

21:00

Big government at work: Bay Area transit card to get mobile phone update at cost of $194 million "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) serves as the Bay Areas transportation planning, coordinating, and financing agency, and oversees the Bay Area Toll Authority. Riders use a Clipper card from MTC to avoid having to pay cash at each transit ride Continue reading

20:43

Omarosa Plays Secret Recording of President Trump Talking About Hillarys Phony Russia Dossier on The View (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Monday, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman released a secret recording of President Trump talking about Hillary and her phony Russia dossier on The View.

Omarosa trashed President Trump and argued he is mentally unstable to the applaud of the cackling hosts on The View.

When Donald Trump got bored, which was very often because his attention span was very short, he would sometimes try to figure out what meetings were taking place in the White House and he would crash those meetings, Omarosa said. This was a meeting with the entire communications staff and the press shop. We were meeting to talk about tax reform or his trip to North Korea.

He came into the meeting, he sat down, and he starts rambling from topic to topic, none of it makes sense, she said. And this is in October of last year, so this is twelve months after the election, and hes still talking about Hillary Clinton.

What Omarosa failed to mention is that it was in October of last year that the Washington Post released the bombshell revelation that Hillary Clinton and the DNC paid for the phony Russia dossier.

This is blockbuster news so of course the President is going to talk about it.

Omarosa is trying to make it sound like President Trump is obsessed with Hillary nearly a year after he won the election, but the truth is he was responding to the bombshell revelation from the Washington Post.

In Omarosas secret recording, President Trump talks about how Hillary Clinton hid the payments for the dossier through the law firm Perkins Coiethis is an FEC violation and Hillary was subsequently hit with an FEC complaint.

Last month, social media was set ablaze after Omarosa released a secret recording of Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her.

This is a clear security breach and people from both sides of the aisle were callin...

20:42

CIA-Backed Firm Touted Social Media Surveillance Of Students To Sell Services To Evanston Police "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Emails obtained by Lucy Parsons Labs reveal that Geofeedia touted social media surveillance of middle and high school students by its suburban Chicago police customers in an effort to sell their services to Evanston police.

Geofeedia provides law enforcement with tools to monitor social media use by mapping location and other data. It has received funding from the investment arm of the CIA, In-Q-Tel.

The company became infamous after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) published a report in 2016 on the use of their products by police to monitor demonstrations against police violence.

Geofeedias courting of the Evanston Police Department (EPD) goes back to 2013, and as emails show, the company developed a relationship with police at a time when the sale of surveillance technology to law enforcement became ubiquitous.

Skokie Police has been very successful in identifying drug related crimes as well as monitoring local middle and high schools 24/7, wrote Jon Newman of Geofeedia in an email to EPD Commander Jay Parrott sent on October 23, 2013.

Parrott responded to that email by writing, Thanks for the email, and I will speak with our analyst and intelligence officers about setting up a time to look over your product.

The Skokie Police Department previously denied the existence of any emails between them and Geofeedia for the years 2012 through 2014.

The social media surveillance company was founded in 2011 and moved to Evanston in 2012.

In October 2013, Parrott spoke with Newman at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia. Parrott received a follow-up email from Newman  after the conference.

Thank you for taking the time to speak with me during IACP. Sorry I grabbed you out of nowhere, wrote Newman. I just noticed the Evanston on your badge. He hoped to visit the department to show off his companys technology.

After a presentation by Geofeedia in November 2013, Parrott contacted the company to express EPDs interest. Thank you for the presentation and all personnel were impressed. We are now trying to figure out how to work it into our operations and budget.

But I can say there is a need for this intelligence with our current policing strategy, Parrott added.

In April 2018, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by Lucy Parsons Labs led to the release of a January 2014 contract between Evanston and Geofeedia. At a...

20:31

Vegan Detroit Food Truck Owner Refuses To Serve Cops "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Must not be a cake baker. Via Detroit News: The owner of a Detroit food truck company has drawn criticism and some praise after announcing on social media she wont serve police officers. On this street corner I encounter all types and the only type that has ever purposely intimidated me is DPD []

20:19

I Will Carry You "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He (God Almighty), I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah Continue reading

20:15

SOMEONE TELL OBAMA: Trumps Approval Rating 6 POINTS HIGHER than Obama at Same Point in Presidency "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Barack Obama was back in the spotlight this weekend taking jabs at President Trump and accusing his administration of racism in unprecedented attacks.

Former President Obama refused to call Donald Trump president in his Friday speech.

Obama is a legend in his own mind.
Only 750 people turned out to see him trash President Trump in Anaheim on Saturday.

Despite the continued anti-Trump media hysterics over the past several months the US presidents approval rating continues to hold at 48%.

President Trumps approval rating is currently at 48% according to Rasmussen.

Media darling Barack Obama had an approval rating of 42% on September 10, 2010.

President Trump is now 6 points ahead of Barack Obama at a similar point in his presidency.

And this is while 90% of network media coverage has been negative of President Trump.

If President Trump had just 50% positive coverage by the liberal media his approval numbers would be in the 60s.

The post SOMEONE TELL OBAMA: Trumps Approval Rating 6 POINTS HIGHER than Obama at Same Point in Presidency appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

20:05

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT ANONYMOUS OP-ED WAS SUPPOSED TO ACCOMPLISH, BUT IT FAILED "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Here's how last week's unsigned New York Times op-ed is being covered now.

Scott Simon on NPR Saturday:

I don't like anonymous bylines. You can't ask questions of an anonymous speaker or writer, try to poke holes in their story, or get them to prove what they say. You can't guess what they hope to gain by writing or saying what they do, whether it's to advance an idea, promote a book or just promote themselves....

Anonymous charges have an ugly history in America, from real witch hunts in the American colonies to the McCarthy era....

What does a self-described "senior official in the Trump administration" have to lose by speaking publicly? Their job?

Within hours of being fired, perhaps by tweet, the suddenly former senior official would be "punished" with a taxing round of media interviews, well-paid speeches and a book contract.
Shervin Malekzadeh at the HuffPost yesterday:
The notion that the essay published on Wednesday counts as an act of bravery, that this self-designated member of the resistance can barely conceal his or her desire to be acknowledged as a servant of the commonweal, while plainly ignoring the real abuses of the administration, is too much to bear. The author fails to mention the nearly 500 migrant children still separated from their parents, the constant race-baiting by the president, or his ceaseless demonization of a free press, but happily celebrates effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more. Our country for 30 pieces of silver.
Mediaite yesterday:
On Sunday, former Trump campaign director Michael Caputo claimed he knows who the author of the mysterious New York Times op-ed is and insisted the person behind the prose is a woman.

CNN host Fredricka Whitfield started the conversation by quizzing Caputo about his claim that he has figured it out.

So you feel like youve figured out who the person is, do you believe the White House has figured it out? Whitfield asked.

Caputo replied he feels like the White House is getting close.

Well, how come you know and they dont? Whitfield pressed further.

Th...

20:04

Louisiana Mayor Appears To Ban Booster Clubs From Buying Nike Gear "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Just say no to social justice. Via WBRZ: Mayor Ben Zahn is allegedly banning Nike gear from the City of Kenner recreation facilities. Under no circumstances will any Nike product or any product with the Nike logo be purchased or usedat any City of Kenner Recreation Facility, the mayors office said in a memorandum to []

20:01

Sarah Sanders White House Press Briefing 2:00pm Livestream "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders conducts the press briefing for Monday September 10th.  Anticipated start time 2:00pm EST UPDATE: Video Added WH Livestream Link Fox News Livestream Link RSBN Livestream Link

19:50

Hah! Phony Beto ORourke Was Bob ORourke When He Went to School at Columbia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Man of the people is a phony.
Beto ORourke isnt even his name!

Beto ORourke Was Bob ORourke in college.

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

When Texas Senator Ted Cruzs 2018 Democratic opponent ran for city council in El Paso, Texas and then for Congress in a heavily-Hispanic district, he was Beto.

When he was captain of the crew team at a prestigious Ivy League university a decade earlier, he was Rob.

The Irish-American ORourke has long explained that Beto, the Hispanic nickname for his given name Robert, was a nickname given to him in infancy that stuck.

My parents have called me Beto from day one, he told CNN after Cruz released an ad attacking his adopted name, and its just its kind of a nickname for Robert in El Paso. It just stuck.

But it apparently didnt stick when ORourke, the son of an influential El Paso judge, was part of the crew team at Columbia University. At least three articles in two separate publications show that while attending the school, ORourke went by Rob or Robert.

More on Beto

Rather than stem the tide of illegal immigrants pouring across the US southern border, Rep. Beto ORourke (D-TX) wants to open the floodgates.
in August weekend Democrat candidate Beto ORourke admitted he wants to decriminalize unauthorized border crossings.

ORourke wants to make it legal for any foreigner to openly cross into America without going through the legal process.

The post Hah! Phony Beto ORourke Was Bob ORourke When He Went to School at Columbia appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

19:45

EPIC! President Trump Trolls Obama I Guess I Have a Magic Wand "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump trolled Obama Monday morning over the former presidents past statements claiming Trump would need a magic wand to expand the economy and bring jobs back.

In June of 2016, Obama mocked Donald Trump while speaking at a town hall in Indiana.

Obama slammed Donald Trump for claiming he would use his business acumen to jump start the economy and create jobs.

He just says, Im gonna negotiate a better deal. Well how? How exactly are you going to negotiate that? Obama arrogantly said to the audience of useful idiots. What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesnt have an answer.

VIDEO:

President Trump trolled Obama Monday morning and it was glorious. 

TRUMP: President Trump would need a magic wand to get to 4% GDP, stated President Obama. I guess I have a magic wand, 4.2%, and we will do MUCH better than this! We have just begun.

Barack Obama crawled out of his hole Friday and trashed President Trumpcalling him out by namethen tried to take credit for t...

19:38

Ramona Africa Needs Your Help "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ramona Africa Needs Your Help

glen Mon, 09/10/2018 - 23:08

Longtime MOVE Family spokesperson Ramona Africas health took a turn for the worse, necessitating an emergency appeal for assistance. Ramona Africa exemplifies the ethos of the long distance revolutionary, said human rights activist Ralph Poynter, husband of the late peoples lawyer and political prisoner Lynne Stewart. All of the Africas -- the name all MOVE members adopt -- have proven to be prophetic in their reverence for all forms of life, said Poynter.

19:34

Chicago Cop Murder Trial Begins "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Chicago Cop Murder Trial Begins

glen Mon, 09/10/2018 - 23:04

The one truth in former cop Jason Van Dykes not guilty plea in the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald is when he says, I was doing as I was trained by the Chicago Police Department, said author and political analyst Paul Street, a Chicago native. Jury selection began last week in Van Dykes first degree murder trail, four years after Van Dyke pumped 16 bullets into 17-year old McDonald.

19:30

Rep. Mike Quigley Considering Run For Chicago Mayor "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

How many more will take a shot? Via Roll Call: Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley said he is considering a run for mayor of Chicago after Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he would not run for re-election. Who wouldnt be interested in being mayor of Chicago? he told the Chicago Sun-Times. Quigley said he is considering it []

19:28

U.S. Corporate Media Lies for a Living "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

U.S. Corporate Media Lies for a Living

glen Mon, 09/10/2018 - 22:58

Facebook has still not given any coherent explanation for briefly removing the page of Venezuelanalysis.com, the daily English-language political analysis publication, said reporter Jeanette Charles. The shutdown followed a Venezuelanalysis critique of the corporate medias coverage of an assassination attempt against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. We know that they corporate media lies, distorts, serves larger political purposes and is not about democratic information dissemination, said Charles.

19:23

Anonymous Shows Split in Ruling Class "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Anonymous Shows Split in Ruling Class

glen Mon, 09/10/2018 - 22:53

The Anonymous article in the New York Times is more evidence of a real split in the upper levels of the US ruling elite, said Dr Gerald Horne, professor of history and African American Studies at the University of Houston. I cant say that Im that upset that theyre squabbling, said Horne. Maybe, if theyre fighting each other, theyll have less time and energy to fight us.

19:06

STUNNING! Not One Single Liberal Mainstream Media Outlet Carries Papadopoulos Spygate Revelation that Obama DOJ Set Him Up! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

NEVER TRUST THE LYING LIBERAL MAINSTREAM MEDIA NEVER!

Former Trump campaign staffer George Papadopoulos was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison after being set up by the Obama Deep State in the 2016 election.

George Papadopoulos went on CNN and ABC this weekend to discuss his role in the Spygate scandal.

Papadopoulos told the liberal anchors about how he was set up by Obama spy Stephan Halper in London after he was brought on by the Trump campaign.

George Papadopoulos: I received an unsolicited email from Stephan Halper who I thought was a Cambridge professor inviting me. So he reached out and said I want you to write a paper for me. I joined him about a week later over drinks at the hotel in London where all of the sudden he pulls out his phone. Everyone has phones when they meet with me and he places it in front of him and he begins to tell me, So George, of course hacking is in the interest of your campaign. Of course, the Russians are helping you. These open-ended questions, and, Of course, youre probably involved in it too. Thats correct right?

Papdopoulos added that Halper began to sweat and his demeanor changed when George told him he had no idea what youre talking about as far as hacking and Russians.

Papadopolous was set up by the Obama Department of Justice.

Deep State spy Stephan Halper was paid over $400,000 for his work during this...

19:03

Sharyl Attkisson Reminds Everyone Of What Actually Happened To Media Under Obama "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former President Obama: I complained plenty about Fox News, but you never heard me threaten to shut them down, or call them enemies of the people. pic.twitter.com/8zvwngP9L2 NBC News (@NBCNews) September 7, 2018 Now, of course, Trump hasnt threatened to shut any media down. But Obama actually did spy on and go after media. []

18:48

WATCH: Crazy Maxine Waters Brags That She Threatens Trump Supporters All the Time "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

While defending her comments urging her followers to harass members of the Trump administration, Rep. Maxine Waters mocked the controversy by saying that she threatens the presidents supporters all the time.

The remarks came during a speech last weekend, while she was receiving the Hero Award from the Stonewall Young Democratic Club of Los Angeles.

I did not threaten [Trump] constituents and supporters. I do that all the time, but I didnt do that that time, Waters said, addressing her comments from June and prompting laughter from the crowd.

Waters also expressed dismay that her call for harassment was seen by many as a call for political violence.

What bothered me so much was, they tried to frame that as violence. Thats not violence, Waters said. The poster child for violence is the president of the United States. Hes the one who threatens. Dont forget at his rallies, when he said go ahead and beat them up, Ill take them out on a stretcher.

Waters explained that she doesnt want violence, just incivility and protesting.

I do not advocate violence. I do not believe you should hit, kick, shoot, the kooky representative added. We have to tell people the difference between violence and incivility and protesting.

I said, if you see them anywhere, if you see them in a restaurant, if you see them in a department store, even at a gasoline station, just tell them, youre not welcome here or anywhere, Waters explained. Of course it frightened a lot of people.

 

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18:42

Michael Moore Has To Take Back Mic After David Hogg Urges Canadians To Illegally Donate To US Elections "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hogg didnt bother to adapt his script to speaking to Canadians. Via Daily Caller: Michael Moore cut off anti-gun activist David Hogg at a film premiere after he said Canadians might have to begin interfering in U.S. elections should Democrats not retake Congress in November. Both Moore and Hogg took the stage for a Q&A []

18:15

WAYNE ALLYN ROOT=> TRUMP: THE WORST RACIST OF ALL TIME "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Wayne Allyn Root

Im going to tell you the tale of two presidents. Trump and Obama.

First, Im going to introduce you to worst racist ever in the White House. Then Im going to introduce you to the worst jealous, bitter, sore loser ever in the White House.

Lets start with President Trump. He is without a doubt the worst racist EVER. Oops. I guess you thought I meant Trump is a terrible racist. Nope. I dont mean what liberals think I mean. I mean Trump is terrible at being a racist. Awful. The worst ever.

No one has ever been worse at being a racist than Trump.

Afterall, would a racist create the lowest black unemployment EVER? Or the lowest Hispanic unemployment EVER? Or the lowest female unemployment in 65 years? Or the lowest youth unemployment in 50 years?

Im betting we are also experiencing the lowest gay and Muslim unemployment ever. Everyone is doing great in the Trump economy- especially all the groups Trump supposedly hates.

Racists must be steaming mad. The KKK must be sick to their stomachs. Nazis must be throwing darts at Trumps face. Real racists have to be longing for the days of Obama. Because Obamas policies actually destroyed opportunity for black people. Obamas policies were historically bad for minorities, women, gays and young people.

If you root for minorities to suffer misery and malaise, Obama is your man!

But Trump? Trump is the definition of a reverse racist- because hes making life far better for all the people liberals claim he hates! Black business ownership is up 400% in the past Year. Oh, the pain. The misery. This man is killing us!

Trump the supposed racist is the best thing to ever happen to black people, Hispanic people, women, young people, gays and even Muslims. Everyone is benefiting from his racism. Trump is proving prosperity knows no color. A rising tide lifts all boats.

Did you see the latest stats out on Friday? The economy is booming like a space rocket. We just added 201,000 jobs in August- more than expected. More Americans are working than at any time in history. Unemployment is at a remarkable 3.9%.

And get ready for this stat: Trump has only been president for 19 months and already over 20% of the job increases in this century have occurred during the Trump years. Since 2000 the US has added a net increase of 16.2 million jobs. But Trump has added 3.5 million net jobs all by himself. In only a year and a half!

President Obama lost 4.4 million jobs in his first 19 months. Trump gained 3.5 million.

But heres the best news of all. Wage growth is the highest in 12 years. Average hourly earnings increased by 2.9% in August. Obama never achiev...

18:07

Trump To Shut Down PLOs Washington Office "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Great move, theyve had no pressure put on them for years. Via Daily Caller: The Trump administration will order the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to shutter its Washington, D.C., office in a bid to increase pressure on Palestinian leadership amid stalled peace talks. We have been notified by a US official of their decision to []

18:03

Big Oil Seeks Billions from U.S. Government to Protect It From...Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Map from early 2018 showing spending Congress has already approved to protect Big Oil facilities in Texas from superstorms and rising sea levels. What's mentioned in the article is in addition to all this (source).

by Gaius Publius

In a masterstroke of irony and hubris the oil industry wants the federal government to build and pay for "a nearly 60-mile 'spine' of concrete seawalls, earthen barriers, floating gates and steel levees on the Texas Gulf Coast" to protect "the crown jewels of the petroleum industry."

What are those crown jewels? One of the "worlds largest concentrations of petrochemical facilities, including most of Texas 30 refineries, which represent 30 percent of the nations refining capacity."

The cost, of course, is in the billions. From the AP:
Texas is seeking at least $12 billion for the full coastal spine, with nearly all of it coming from public funds. Last month, the government fast-tracked an initial $3.9 billion for three separate, smaller storm barrier projects that would specifically protect oil facilities.

That followed Hurricane Harvey, which roared ashore last Aug. 25 and swamped Houston and parts of the coast, temporarily knocking out a quarter of the areas oil refining capacity and causing average gasoline prices to jump 28 cents a gallon nationwide. Many Republicans argue that the Texas oil projects belong at the top of Washingtons spending list.

Our overall economy, not only in Texas but in the entire country, is so much at risk from a high storm surge, said Matt Sebesta, a Republican who as Brazoria County judge oversees a swath of Gulf Coast.
By "overall economy" Sebesta means corporate profits. Even if he talked about "jobs" (he doesn't), he would still mean corporate profits. The industry doesn't care at all about the "overall economy." They only care about their own economy. If industry CEOs could hire Texans to work for a pittance instead of a wage, they would do that. If they could hire Texans to work for nothing instead of a pittance, t...

18:01

NFL Great Burgess Owens: Nike Hired a Marxist to Be the Face of Commercials This is an Assault Like Pearl Harbor and 9-11 (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Super Bowl Champion and Author Burgess Owens weighed in on Nike Corporations decision to hire Black Lives Matter activist and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaelernick as its spokesman.

Owens is the author of Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps.

Burgess went off on this latest Marxist move by the radical left.

Burgess Owens: We now just have Nike just join this fray. As we see a little bit less probably of the kneeling were going to still see the narrative by Nike. And that is a Marxist and who is going to be the face and the commercial of NFL games from this point moving on. We have to look at the bigger picture and understand in America that were under assault. Its like 9-11 and Pearl Harbor. We are being assaulted by the left. And we need to understand who they are. Theyre globalists and theyre leftist globalists. The worst thing we have to our country is to let them get away with it.

Via Varney and Co.:

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17:58

People Might Be Getting the Swedish Elections All Wrong "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Notes: "The income percentiles are calculated by birth year and sex at birth. Data from year 1979 were used to compute the percentiles of annual earnings for the fathers. Fathers are only included if they are of adult age in year 1979 (e.g. 18 or older)."

17:32

CBS Chief Les Moonves Steps Down Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And he was part of the #MeToo movement. Via Fox News: CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves has resigned after at least 12 women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct in a pair of New Yorker articles authored by Pulitzer Prize winner Ronan Farrow. In a statement released Sunday evening, CBS said that Moonves []

17:17

Gateway Eagle Council Speaker Dylan Wheeler Has Twitter Account Suspended For Posting Advice to Black Americans "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Phyllis Schlaflys Gateway Eagle Council XLVII will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, Sept. 13-16.

This year The Gateway Pundit, one of the most influential conservative websites in US politics, is joining Phyllis Shlafly.com for this leading mid-America conservative conference.

We are very excited about this years lineup of top American and European conservative leaders.

Dylan Wheeler from Educating Liberals will be speaking at the conference this year.

Dylan is the founder of Educating Liberals. Author of 101 Facts Thatll Convince Your Liberal Friends to Walk Away and host of the E4L Podcast.   Educating Liberals has over 500,000 followers on social media. Dylan is a big believer in God, Jesus, and Donald J. Trump!

The Gateway Eagle Council XVLII Conference is this coming weekend.

We were just notified that Dylan and Educating Liberals Twitter page was put on suspension for seven days.  Dylan will not be able to report from Gateway Eagle Council XVLII in St. Louis.

Here is the offensive tweet.

Evidently, it is not appropriate to offer advice to African Americans?

Dylans associate Tyler Zeb sent us this tweet this morning.

17:15

Gun-control Hypocrite: Sen. Kamala Harris protected by armed police "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), viewed as a rising star in the Demonrat Party with presidential ambitions, is vocal in her gun-control advocacy. Like other gun-control politicos, Harris is a hypocrite, spouting off on gun control, while she is protected by Continue reading

17:00

Man From Afghanistan Goes On Stabbing Spree In Paris, Injuring At Least 7 People "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

No known motive. Via BNO: A man has gone on a stabbing spree in the French capital of Paris, injuring at least seven people including two British tourists, according to officials. A motive for the attack was not immediately known. The incident happened at about 11 p.m. on Sunday when a man attacked people with []

16:39

Papadopoulos Tells CNN Obama Spy Approached Him in London and Set Him Up (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Trump campaign staffer George Papadopoulos was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison after being set up by the Obama Deep State in the 2016 election.

George Papadopoulos went on CNN and ABC this weekend to discuss his role in the Spygate scandal.

Papadopoulos told the liberal anchors about how he was set up by Obama spy Stephan Halper in London.

George Papadopoulos: I received an unsolicited email from Stephan Halper who I thought was a Cambridge professor inviting me. So he reached out and said I want you to write a paper for me. I joined him about a week later over drinks at the hotel in London where all of the sudden he pulls out his phone. Everyone has phones when they meet with me and he places it in front of him and he begins to tell me, So George, of course hacking is in the interest of your campaign. Of course, the Russians are helping you. These open-ended questions, and, Of course, youre probably involved in it too. Thats correct right?

Papadopolous was set up by the Obama DOJ.

Of course, the liberal media is ignoring this development because it does not conform to their biased and inaccurate reporting against the Trump administration.

The liberal mainstream media can NEVER be trusted.

They completely ignored this stunning development.

Dan Bongino weighed in on this Papadopoulos confession on FOX and Friends.

Dan Bongino: This is one of the most grotesque acts of media malfeasance that I have ever seen.

Via FOX and Friends:
(Sorry for video quality this is the only video we could find)

The post Papadopoulos Tells CNN Obama Spy Approached Him in London...

16:30

For Black Women At Church, There Is No Equality "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Democrats war on women. DETROIT A black pastors controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklins funeral laid bare before the world what black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. In eulogizing the beloved artist known as the Queen of Soul, the Rev. Jasper Williams []

16:00

Sasse, Critic Of GOP, Says Hes Independent Conservative "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

He can join the other independent, Bernie Sanders. WASHINGTON (AP) Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said Sunday that neither his Republican Party nor the Democrats stand for very much more than being anti and thats why he often thinks about becoming an independent. The main thing that the Democrats are for is being anti-Republican and []

15:48

Please pray for Auntie Lulu "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM) is more than a political-cultural-religious blog. We are also a community a fellowship of like-minded Conservatives and Christians in these dark days. Certainly, our readers loyalty and support provided the much-needed buoys in the Continue reading

15:30

Cuomo Used New Hudson River Bridge For Photo Op, Opening Is Delayed Due To A Potentially Dangerous Situation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

With Hillary in attendance what could happen? Via Daily Mail: The opening of a new bridge over the Hudson River has been delayed just one day after its opening ceremony due to a potentially dangerous situation. On Friday, Hilary Clinton joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to officially open the second span of the new []

15:06

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMPs unCOMMON COMMON SENSE "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Ted Malloch author of Common Sense Business

President Trump said at his rally in Montana, Im not really an ideologue. I think Im a person of common sense.

What was Trump appealing to and why is it inherently both American and conservative to do so?

Heres the answer.

Early on the freezing cold morning of January 10, 1776, in Philadelphia, a forty-seven-page booklet was published that would go on to change American and indeed world history.

It was the watershed moment in the American Revolution.

The publication was called Common Sense, and its author was Thomas Paine. The arguments contained in the petite volume galvanized opposition to the Crown and catalyzed the political movement to independence.

Paine had been born in Britain and had only immigrated to America in 1774 at the suggestion of Benjamin Franklin. Writing for the Pennsylvania Magazine under the pseudonyms of Atlanticus, Aesop, and Vox Populi, he lashed out at the folly and wrongs of British rule. His common-sense opus, written in language every common person could understand, had instant and dramatic effect.

Striking a chord with colonist conscience, it was rapidly translated into many languages, reprinted thousands of times over, and circulated widely. It did nothing less than convince Americans who were undecided on the issue of independence that they should unite and separate.

Paine considered the content of his pamphlet to be a plain truth (which was, at first, his working title), clear to all right-thinking, rational persons. He had borrowed the phrase from its earlier use in England (as early as the fourteenth century), where it was considered a sense very much like our other senses. They were called the five wits, and the common sense united them into a useful whole.

Like that powerful expression of the American consciousness, today we need another jolt of common senseand Donald Trump is providing it.

W...

15:00

The Latest Entries from Terror House Magazine "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As I announced two weeks agoTerror House Magazine will soon be expanding into Terror House Press, with Andy Nowickis novel Heart Killer as one of our first products. Im hard at work getting that ready as well as dealing with other issues in my personal life, so for now, here are the ten best submissions that Terror House has published in the past month:

  1. The Last Will and Testament of Philip Alan Dennison: A short story by Benjamin Welton about a mans posthumous murder confession.
  2. The Damned Beautiful: A dystopian short story by T.J. Martinell about a world in which beautiful women are forced to wear burkas in order to avoid offending fat and ugly women.
  3. Was Her Resting?: A tragic short story by Kirk Forlatt about a man, his dog, and a robbery.
  4. Hostess Cherry Pies: A comic short story by Pete Able about a mans struggle with alcohol and heroin addiction in Philadelphia.
  5. Frank and Liz: A short story by A.R. Bender about a man who falls in love with a manipulative woman and loses everything he has in the process.
  6. Fetish: A short story by Benjamin Welton about a womans attempt to cope with her husbands disgusting sexual fetish.
  7. Helen Brooks: A short story by Edward Shaw about a young man in 1950s San Francisco and his run-in with a mysterious older woman.
  8. Sugar-Plum Fearless: A comic short story by Soren James about a detective, his dwarf neighbor, and a dead transsexual hooker.
  9. Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert: Fucking Angela Merkel, Considered: In this installment from Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert, Nameless Writer relays the results of an experiment designed to test Angela Merkels attractiveness.
  10. NEET, Part 1: The first part of Terror House Editor-at-Large Calvin Westras novella NEET, about an unemployed young man who is mercilessly bullied by a monster made out of cans.......

15:00

Senator Collinss Office Received 3,000 Coat Hangers Protesting Kavanaugh "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

That was a lot of dry cleaning. Via The Hill: Activists have sent Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) 3,000 coat hangers, referencing back-alley abortions, in their efforts to persuade her to vote against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The mail-ins accompany TV ads aimed at swaying the senators vote and pledges to []

15:00

Oregon governor chooses demorat donor to manage PERS disaster, donor has no pension experience "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The State or Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) is in a big financial hurt. In February 2017 it had $22 BILLION in unfunded liabilities, owing more money to former employees than they have in the bank. In April this Continue reading

14:53

GoFundMe Couple Blew $400,000 They Raised for Selfless Homeless Man Tell Reporters They Could Not Trust Him with Money "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The New Jersey couple who raised money on Gofundme for a selfless homeless man blew all the money.

Kate McClure and Mark DAmico raised $400,000 for Johnny Bobbit.
Then they blew it all on shoes and pricey vacations.

The couple says they could not trust Bobbitt with the money.

FOX News reported:

The lawyer for a homeless man in Philadelphia whose selflessness led to donations of over $400,000 through an online fundraising page reportedly said the couple who set up the fund spent the money on amassing a shoe collection and pricey vacations.

Johnny Bobbitts attorney, Jacqueline Promislo, told The New York Post that the couple started to spend the money right after depositing it into their bank account.

They went on shopping sprees, she told the paper. [Bobbitt] tells me they had a Louis Vuitton bag and Chanel sunglasses, a new iPhone 10.

She said that a forensic accountant will sift through the account and verify the allegations. But now that they say there is no money, where did it go?

Kate McClure and Mark DAmico are the couple accused in a lawsuit brought by Bobbitt of mismanaging donations raised for him through GoFundMe. The couple deny the claims in the suit, saying theyre wary of giving Bobbitt large sums because they fear he will buy drugs.

GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said the company is working with law enforcement to ensure that Johnny Bobbitt gets all the money raised for him after he used his last $20 to help a woman get gas.

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14:44

SO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS THAT DeSANTIS AND HOROWITZ ARE TYPICAL CONSERVATIVE WHITE AMERICANS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In a better country, this would matter on Election Day. It won't.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), a gubernatorial nominee who recently was accused of using racially tinged language, spoke four times at conferences organized by a conservative activist who has said that African Americans owe their freedom to white people and that the countrys only serious race war is against whites.

DeSantis, elected to represent north-central Florida in 2012, appeared at the David Horowitz Freedom Center conferences in Palm Beach, Fla., and Charleston, S.C., in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, said Michael Finch, president of the organization.

... Horowitz has a record of inflammatory comments on social media....

[A] recent Horowitz tweet said: Black Africans enslaved black Africans. America freed them sacrificing 350k mainly white Union lives. American blacks are richer, more privileged, freer than blacks anywhere in the world, including all black run countries.

In yet another, he shared a Fox News story about a Dallas man arrested after reportedly traveling to Washington to kill all white police at the White House. Meanwhile, the countrys only serious race war against whites continues, Horowitz wrote.
Horowitz believes that there's a race war against whites in America? How different is this from what most white Americans believe?

This is from 2017:
A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health....

More than half of whites 55 percent surveyed say that, generally speaking, they believe there is discrimination against white people in America today....

Notable, however, is that while a majority of whites in the poll say discrimination against them exists, a much smaller percentage say that they have actually experienced it.
Also:
A Public Religion Research Institute poll conducted in May 2017 found that [m]ore than half (52 percent) of white working-class Americans believe discrimination against whites is as big a problem as discrimination against blacks an...

14:30

Maxine Waters Brags About Threatening Trump Supporters All The Time. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

She also vows to impeach Pence after getting rid of Trump. HT: American Mirror

14:30

#MeToo: Obama Campaigns With Gil Cisneros, Democrat Accused Of Sexual Misconduct "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrats lack ethics. Via Breitbart: Former President Barack Obama campaigned Saturday in Anaheim, California, with Democrat Gil Cisneros, who is facing accusations of sexual misconduct from a fellow Democrat. Obama took the stage next to Cisneros at a rally that featured all seven Democrats running for Congress in key districts targeted by the party in []

14:28

Shocker: Michael Moores Wife Says He Stiffed Her On Profits From Films "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Michael LaChance at American Lookout:

Michael Moores wife is claiming that he owes her a lot of money and that he is basically a deadbeat. This is a guy who goes around saying the classic pay your fair share line on taxes. Naturally, the rules dont apply to him.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Michael Moores Ex-Wife Claims He Stiffed Her out of Movie Profits

Kathleen Glynn, ex-wife of liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, is taking him to court for allegedly not giving her profits owed as a result of a 2014 agreement. Glynn and Moore split that year, after 23 years of marriage.

The suit claims Moore has walked away from an arbitration agreement needed to flesh out the terms of an important provision in their property settlement, according to the New York Post. Moore, it argues, wants all of the benefits of their 2014 settlement in which Glynn signed over essentially all of her interest in the fruits of the parties joint efforts as film-makers in exchange for a promise of future revenue-sharing by her husband.

She was the driving force in the making of many of [his] films and other ventures in which Mr. Moore was the featured personality, dating back to their first big success, Roger and Me (1989), Glynns attorney writes.

According to the suit, Moore was supposed to pay Glynn 4 percent of total revenue from his films, but he paid her less than $600 in 2014. That would mean he earned under $14,000 during a seven-month period.

Maybe Moore should focus on dealing with his own problems instead of attacking President Trump on a near daily basis.

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14:12

Villa Borghese "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Villa Borghese in Rome is an art museum in a 17th-century palace, and it is surrounded by 200 acres (80 hectares) of gardens that are now a public park.

The villa was built for Cardinal Scipione Borghese, who was the nephew of Pope Paul V and Bernini's main patron. That's him above, as Bernini rendered him.

The architect of the villa was Flaminio Ponzio, but he is said to have worked from sketches by Borghese himself. At the time this was a vineyard at the edge Rome, and Borghese used it as a summer retreat and to house such of his art collection as would not fit into his apartments at the Vatican.


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14:00

Two Months From Tomorrow... "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

But rotten conservative DCCC staffer is working to undermine him

Saturday, President Obama headlined a rally in Anaheim for California Democratic candidates that the DCCC is pushing: Katie Porter, Harley Rouda, Mike Levin, Gil Cisneros, Josh Harder and T.J. Cox. Katie Hill was also invited but had a previous commitment. Conservative racist staffers at the DCCC are seeking to undermine Ammar Campa-Najjar, who infuriated them by beating their right-wing corporate schmuck candidate in the primary, so they didn't invite him. Ammar,who used to work for Obama, was personally invited by the president and showed up-- but was kept off the stage by a DCCC stooge, Kyle Layman, who doesn't care what President Obama wants as long as he can fulfill his own right-wing agenda. People are always asking me what Layman has over Dan Sena and Ben Ray Lujan that make them keep him around. He really is a cancer on the 2018 election cycle. You can say "fuck you" to the DCCC by contributing to Ammar's campaign here. Obama seemed to be promising ultimate hope for Americans sick of the lies, chaos and dysfunction that define the Trump Regime and the Republicans in Congress who enable it: "When we're not stepping up, other voices fill the void. The good news is in two months, we have a chance to restore sanity in our politics."

Over the weekend, Phil Rucker at the Washington Post, among others, made the point that the midterms have shaped up to be all about Trump-- very bad news for Republicans, especially for Republicans in swing districts where T...

12:16

Recent Japan 6.6 M Earthquake Left Nuclear Power Station Without Power & Relying On Emergency Generators For 10 Nervous Hours "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Although Tomari Nuclear Power Station was shut down subsequent to the beginning of the still ongoing TEPCO-Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, electricity is still required to keep the spent nuclear fuel rods cool, so that they dont melt down. A power outage after the recent 6.6 M earthquake meant that it had to use back-up diesel generators. As can be seen on the map, the nuclear power station isnt very close to the epicenter. Tomari Nuclear Power Station is the orange skull to the left of the epicenter.

M 6.6 27km E of Tomakomai, Japan 2018-09-05 18:07:58 UTC 42.671N 141.933E

See: Japan nuclear plants power restored after quake triggers Hokkaido blackout August 6, 2018 (Reuters) Power was restored to a nuclear energy plant in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Thursday after a strong earthquake left it relying on emergency generat...

09:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


by Noah

Lots of questions were asked of Brett Kavanaugh last week, but, as far as I know, not this one. Another one I would have asked was "Why does it say Hon. in front of your name?"

08:02

Mdicos cortam e costuram vaginas no parto e estragam a vida sexual das mulheres uma mutilao genital, segundo especialistas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

O corte abaixo da vagina veio sem aviso. A dor que invadiu o corpo de Cema Alves, que paria o segundo filho, era absurda. E, mal havia dado luz, veio a fisgada da agulha. Sozinha na sala de parto, ela conta ter ouvido um dilogo entre uma enfermeira e o mdico Humberto Keiji. Ela perguntou: Doutor, vai fazer o [ponto] do marido? Ele falou: Vou fazer dois pra garantir', lembra.

O mdico deu dois pontos alm do necessrio para fechar o corte feito na sua vagina. O resultado? A deixou apertadinha para aumentar o prazer de seu companheiro no sexo.

O corte abaixo da vagina durante o parto se chama episiotomia e serviria para evitar que a passagem da criana causasse um rasgo entre a vagina e o nus. uma prtica corriqueira no Brasil, onde 53,5% dos partos normais so feitos com episiotomia.

Mas h trs problemas com o corte: no h evidncias cientficas de que ele seja necessrio, ele no pode ser feito sem autorizao das mulheres e a costura em hiptese alguma deveria se estender alm do necessrio, muito menos com objetivo de apertar vaginas e satisfazer homens. por causa desse hbito dos maus obstetras, a mais machista das formas de violncia que uma mulher pode sofrer durante o parto, que a costura exagerada ganhou o apelido de ponto do marido.

Conversei com seis mes para esta reportagem. Todas tiveram suas vidas sexuais arruinadas pela dor e pela ardncia que sentiam durante o sexo aps a costura machista. A maioria passou meses tendo poucas relaes, sempre dolorosas. Uma chegou a ficar mais de um ano sem transar com o marido.

Prtica ultrapassada

O Ministrio da Sade e a Organizao Mundial da Sade orientam que a episiotomia no deve ser prtica de rotina. Neste ano, a OMS reconheceu que no h nenhuma evidncia que prove a necessidade da episiotomia em qualquer situao. A organizao ressaltou que a taxa do corte ainda alta em pases como o Brasil pela falta de acesso s novas pesquisas cientficas sobre o assunto e pela relutncia dos profissionais em abandonar o velho hbito que eles acreditam facilitar o parto para eles e ser mais seguro e fcil de resolver do que um rasgo espontneo. Mas desde os anos 90 quando a OMS...

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Cringeworthy: Michael Moore Gets Embarrassed by Dimwit David Hogg, Takes His Mic Away (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Idiocy versus Lunacy Who will prevail?

The joys of leftism when nobody knows what the hell hes talking about.
It looks like David Hoggs 15 minutes in the sun are about to expire.

The anti-NRA liberal spokesperson joined Michael Moore at the Toronto Film Festival where Hogg immediately told the CANADIAN audience to get out and vote in November.

During his comments Hogg outed Moore as a Canadian and revealed he knows nothing about election law in the United States.
This was epic.

David Hogg: Turn that shame into your vote if youre not Canadian. Um. I think Canadians can donate to political campaigns in the United States.

Michael Moore: No they cant.

David Hogg: Well, vote here. Learn from us. Dont let this happen here. Because we need to come to you guys if we stay on this track.

Michael Moore: Here. (takes microphone)

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September 10th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #599 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

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Monday September 10th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

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Authorities Say Mandalay Bay Killer Stephen Paddock Had $1.3 Million Stashed in Several Bank Accounts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo held a press conference in August to release the final police report on the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history which killed 58 people and injured hundreds more.

Lombardo said police were unable to determine a motive that drove Stephen Paddock, 64, to shoot at hundreds of concert goers from his Mandalay Bay hotel room on October 1, 2017.

The circumstances surrounding this case have led to many theories as to why Stephen Paddock shot hundreds of concert goers.

The ever changing timeline of events raised eyebrows as well which was outlined in detail by TGPs Joe Hoft.

On October 5th, ISIS tripled down and reported that Stephen Paddock was a convert, however; authorities were quick to strike down any connections to Islamic terrorism.

It was also reported on the 5th that Paddock had plans to do something similar in Chicago.

Americans are not buying 64-year-old Stephen Paddock just randomly decided to set up shop in a hotel room one night with a bunch of firearms and ammo and carry out the largest mass shooting in modern US history for no reason.

Now this

Nearly a year after the massacre the news broke this weekend that Paddock had $1.3 million stashed in several bank accounts.,/h3>

Radar Online reported:

Evil Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock Opens a New Window. had $1.3 million stashed away in various bank accounts.

He hoarded the money up until he went on his now infamous killing spree that killed 58 people, injuring 851 others.

Paddock lived in Mesquite, Nevada, and was a real estate developer, property manager...

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Doug Casey on the Politically Correct Movement "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Justins note: As regular Dispatch readers know, every Friday we feature no-filtered insights from Doug Casey. You see, Doug isnt just a world-class speculator. Hes a rare, independent thinker and a walking encyclopedia. Best of all, he isnt afraid to speak his mind. Its no surprise that these interviews have been a favorite among our readers.

Today, Doug and I talk about why the politically correct or PC movement is destroying America


Justin Spittler: Doug, I want to ask you about political correctness. Obviously, PC cultures nothing new, but it kind of seems like its spreading like cancer these days. Terms like gender inclusivity, cultural appropriation, and white privilege are everywhere.

A good example is last years announcement by the University of Minnesota saying it was dropping the names Homecoming King and Queen in favor of Royals. It did this in the name of gender inclusivity.

Is PC culture getting totally out of hand, or am I going crazy?

Doug Casey: Parts of the culture are borderline insane. Thereve been news items regarding this on scores of different colleges and universities across the US. What you mentioned at the University of Minnesota was just part of a greater movement. Although Ive got to say that I find the use of Royals objectionable. I dislike the idea of a hereditary aristocracykings and queens and royals. Theyre basically just successful, silk-clad gangsters. Why the royal family in Britain is looked up to is a mystery to me. They, like all royals in the world, historically are just descendants of successful thugs.

But thats not the point that the PC people are making. They dont want to see people identified by their birth sex. They would rather that people identify as whatever genderand I understand there are supposed to be about 40you feel you belong to. You can say you are whoever you think you are. And oddly enough, Im somewhat sympathetic to that. I think you should be able to call yourself what you want, do what you want, say what you want, this is all fine. And let people judge you by how you identify yourself. Say that youre a hermaphrodite dinosaur who was born on Mars, if you want. I dont care; its your problem. But these PC types want to legislate that people have to treat the psychologically aberrated as if they were normal. They want laws and punishments governing what you can and cant do and say and even feel. They want to force you to respect, and pay for, the fantasies of a minority. And changeoverturn actuallythe whole social culture of the country. Its a very disturbing trend. Its likely to end in violence.

I believe I first heard the term political correctness used on a Saturday Night Live show back in about 1...

Questions for Lew Rockwell "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shop all books by Tom Woods

The founder and chairman of the Mises Institute joins me for some great questions from my Supporting Listeners: where he sees us having success, what he thinks of the New York Times op-ed by the anonymous senior official, how he became Ron Pauls chief of staff, why he doesnt bother defending himself against left-libertarians, his views on the crisis in the Catholic Church, what he would have done differently if he were starting the Mises Institute today plus, the man who ordered him not to start the Mises Institute, and more.

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The Untold Truth "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Lets get something clear from the start. In 1976, in his 20s, John Brennan was a card carrying communist who supported the then Soviet Union, at the height some might say of the Cold War, so much so he voted and assisted Gus Hall, the communist candidate for President against a devout Christian, Jimmy Carter who ultimately won the Presidency.

Yet under four years later, just after the then Soviet Union invaded, just weeks before, Afghanistan and months after the tumultuous Iranian revolution of 1979, which at the time many thought the Soviet Union had a hand in, Brennan was accepted into the CIA as a junior analyst.

At that time, John Brennan should have never got into the CIA, or any Western Intelligence agency given his communist background.

Think on that carefully as you continue to read this.

Also reflect on the fact that Brennan, later in his CIA career, was surprisingly elevated from junior analyst to the prestigious position of Station Chief in Saudi Arabia where he spent a few years.

Its said he was appointed purely for political reasons, alleged to have been at the direct request of Bill Clinton and other Democrats not because of a recommendation or merit from within the Agency.

Its further said that the Saudis liked Brennan because he became very quickly their man so to speak. Some reports, unsubstantiated, even allege Brennan became a Muslim while there to ingratiate himself with the Saudis.

Important to read is an NBC news article entitled Former Spooks Criticize CIA Director John Brennan for Spying Comments by Ken Dilanian dated March 2nd, 2016.

The article contains many revealing facts and evidence, while giving a flavour, of the feelings of many in the CIA who felt that Brennan was totally unsuitable and unqualified to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

(This is the link to the above referenced article.)

A final controversy is the little known fact of Brennans near four year departure from the CIA into the commercial world, having been left out in the cold from the CIA, from November 2005 to January 2009 when he was CEO of a private company called The Analysis Corporation.

So why was he then reinstated into the CIA, to the surprise of CIAs senior management, by newly elected President Obama, to head the CIA? No answer is available as to why he left the CIA in 2005.

(An important link that gives background to his experience in the commercial world can be read here.)

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Teslas Death Dive "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It is beginning.

Actually, its been happening for a long time like a slowly metastasizing cancer. The afflicted can no longer hide the underlying disease.

Tesla is dying.

Elon is panicking and executives are bailing. Yesterday, the companys chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, resigned less than a month after taking the job. What do you imagine he  . . . took account of?

Left column, right column. What didnt add up?

Since I joined Tesla on August 6th, the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations, Morton said a statement released by the company in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future.

Italics added.

This is the sort of pabulum boilerplate issued by fleeing White House staffers, who sense a sinking ship and would rather not get wet.

I want to be clear that I believe strongly in Tesla, its mission, and its future prospects, and I have no disagreements with Teslas leadership or its financial reporting, he added.

Of course. I have nothing but respect for the president and his leadership

Also abandoning ship is Teslas chief people officer   whatever that is. Gaby Toledano who served as whatever that is also announced she will not be coming back to work on the same day that Morton pinched his nose with his left hand and jumped over the railings into the water below.

Musk released another boilerplate nothing-to-see-here statement: Toledano is merely leaving in order to  . . . spend more time with her family and has decided to continue doing so for personal reasons.

But the Street is not taking these departures lightly.

But the death dive is steeper than just 6.3 percent. Since August when Elon began to show public signs of coming unglued the value of the electric car companys stock has lost a third of its former value.

This followed Musks surprise (to investors) announcement that he was going to take the company private  so as to keep its coming-unglued operations private. For the first time since the electric car cons founding some 15 years ago, mainstream media analysts were finally beginning to raise their han...

Clemency "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Henry now proceeded to make a number of strategic errors, not least of which was his failure to show clementia (mercy and forgiveness) to two Saxon nobles who requested it.  In other words, he demonstrated a lack of magnanimity, one of the most important marks of a true king in the medieval mind.

The Birth of the West: Rome, Germany, France, and the Creation of Europe in the Tenth Century, by Paul Collins

Henry the Quarreler was released from prison upon the death of Otto II in December 983.  Being a personal prisoner of the emperor, the law required his release.  As the closest male relative to Ottos son, he claimed a role in managing the affairs of this very young Otto III.  Lady Theophano, the Greek-Byzantine wife of the deceased emperor and mother of the new emperor, had little immediate recourse.

But Henry was solving her problem on his own.  His failure to grant the requested clemency was only adding to a long list of self-inflicted political damage.  Knowing it would take war to wrest power from Otto III, he determined he did not have enough noble support for victory.  But now he had a problem it was his turn to beg mercy, from Ottos mother and grandmother.

He brought the young Otto to Frankfurt.  According to the Annals of Quedlinburg

he humbled himself according to custom Humble in demeanor and action, hands clasped, he did not blush to swear his faith under the eyes of the assembled people and in the presence of the imperial ladies who cared for the kingdom. In true faith he promised furthermore to serve [Otto III], asking nothing but his life and begging only for mercy.

The women respondedmagnanimously, pardoning him and restoring his title.  This was in accordance with Saxon law and custom, and the antithesis of the behavior of the Italian clans or the Byzantine ruling class in such situations.  Had Henry committed such deeds in those lands, death would have been his only return.

This whole incident shows that an ability to compromise and work through conflict resolution to reconciliation was very much part of the Saxon way of doing things.

The episode also demonstrates the value of ritual the entire process of Henry coming to the court to humble himself, how he acted, what he said, throwing himself to their mercy.  The entire scene had to be acted out in front of an audience,...

Flash Points "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The second episode of Consortium News on Flash Points focuses on two different perspectives on John McCain and the real meaning of Russian interference in U.S. politics.

In collaboration with Dennis Bernstein, host of Pacifica Radios syndicated show Flash Points, Consortium News presents its second episode of Consortium News on Flash Points. Recorded and produced in the Berkeley, California studios of KPFA radio, Bernstein speaks with Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria, who each episode chooses three Consortium News authors to discuss their recent articles published on this site.

In this show, Bernstein interviews Max Blumenthal on The Other Side of John McCain; Asad AbuKhalil on John McCain: The View from the Middle East ; and Diana Johnstone on her article The Real Russian Interference in US Politics.

Reprinted with permission from Consortiumnews.com.

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The Brevity of Life "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

We sense its now or never, and this can manifest as a mid-life/mid-career crisis.

At a readers request, Im excerpting an essay from last weeks Musings Report:

My friend GFB recently sent me a quote from Paul Bowles novel The Sheltering Sky (1949). If you are under the age of 30, it may not have the same impact that it has on those of us on the downhill slope of life.

Because we dont know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you cant even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.

The Bowles quote made me ponder the process of changing our lives, a process that requires greater sacrifices and effort as the inertia of our default settings grows ever heavier with age.

Everything requires effort and sacrifice to maintain: houses, yards, relationships, friendships, organizations, enterprises, roadways, social contractseverything. If effort flags, things fall apart.

This is what sobers me about aging: the weight of our default settings rises while our ability to generate the willpower, effort and sacrifice needed to change our life declines.

When we think about the stages of life, the trajectories of our default settings and our ability to make sacrifices and exert effort define each stage.

When were young and just out of high school or college, we have very little baggage (unless we married and had children at a tender age), and so the effort to changeto move, change jobs, etc.is significant but modest compared to future costs.

This is when people pursue their dreams, and rightly so: start a cafe, move to NYC or LA to break into the arts, film, music, etc., or move to Silicon Valley (or equivalent) to seek ones fortune in todays tech gold rush.

Few gain the success they hoped for in these markets, and so most move on to some place and career that can sustain a livelihood, marriage, family, career or enterprise.

Then a decade or so hence, the inertia has piled up and we sense our ability to make a radical course change is fading as the costs of changethe effort and sacrifice necessary to throw aside the inertia and gamble on a different pathis steepening.

We sense its now or never, and this can manifest as a mid-life/mid-career crisis.

The experience of this crisis varies with ea...

Reading Crimes "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A foreign country seeps into ones consciousness via large events and personalities, mostly, as in war, earthquake, tsunami, coup dtat, unprovoked bombing, Gaddafi and Assad, etc., but its the lesser turbulences that will begin to yield more revealing clues about any society.

My two years in Italy, I often combed through newspapers for crime stories, for why, how and who Italys residents robbed, killed, wounded or raped were always instructive, as were how these stories were reported. An armed robber in Tuscany would be said to have, for example, a southern accent.

Briefly browsing through a handful of Italian rags this morning, I found out that in January, 130 cops from Prato, Rome, Florence, Milan, Padova and Pisa conducted a vast operation against the Chinese mafia, dubbed China Truck, that ended with the arrest of 33 people in Italy, France and Spain. This week in Prato, a South American prisoner assaulted four guards, seriously wounding one in the throat with a razor blade. In August, a middle-aged pub owner in Pisa hurled insults, rocks, bottles and glasses, from his apartment balcony, at three Africans who had just finished dinner at Sapori dAfrica e Toscani [African and Tuscan Flavors].

The headline in Corriere Fiorentino, Pisa, insulti e sassi contro il locale simbolo dellintegrazione

[Pisa, Insults and Rocks Against the Local Symbol of Integration]. The restaurant owners are a Senegalese woman and her Italian husband, who explains, We came to Pisa because we knew there was a large community of Senegalese and a restaurant such as ours, which mixes Tuscan with Senegalese cooking, could work out.

Your biases will tint your reading of these items, but at least they give you a more complicated picture of contemporary Italy.

In Vietnam, you almost never hear about interracial crimes simply because the population is relatively homogeneous, with the foreign residents mostly white, well-educated and not crime-prone. Any host has a right to choose his guests.

This week, I had a few Tiger beers with Matthew Rossman, a 48-year-old Canadian who has lived in Saigon for eight years, is married to a Vietnamese engineer and has a six-year-old daughter. They live in Tho in, a new, upscale development where just about every other person you see on the streets is a foreigner. Matthew plans on staying in Vietnam for the rest of his life, with his retirement years spent in Vng Tu. Once trendy, this seaside resort has become much more serene and pleasant.

In college, Matthew studied English, then entered law sc...

Why Trumps Record "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

My first reaction to the anonymous anti-Trump op-ed in the New York Times was perhaps unusual for a resident of the swamp, which has been so hyper this week: I chuckled, rolled my eyes, and didnt even make it to the end of the article before losing interest.

It probably helps that I spent the week in Colorado and Utah, where seemingly no one cares. In the conversations in which I have participated or overheard, this subject has come up zero times. Muted televisions in airports and hotel lounges, which still carry CNN and its angry commentators out of habit, are blissfully ignored as life happens.

Most people outside the swamp either know what the media is up to or just dont care anymore.

As someone who has held appointed positions in two Republican administrations including the incumbent one, I fall in the former category. Im quite familiar with the methods the media uses to get unattributed disgruntled junior staff to convey the agenda it desires, which is whats happening here.

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Gator McKlusky "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Everyone wanted to be Southern in the 1970s. The rejuvenated interest in Southern music from bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlies Daniels, and the Allman Brothers (and the unknown Southern influence in the Motown sound) was just one component of a larger pro-Southern, working class, populist movement. Southerners had been made consciously Southern again after over a decade of national attention, and the reaction was a positive affirmation of Southern culture and heritage. Hank Williams, Jr. didnt want little old danish rolls he wanted ham and grits, but he also understood that if you fly in from Boston, you wont have to wait, but if you fly in from Birmingham, youll get the last gate. The South could still be the specimen, the insignificant curiosity in the American War.

This cultural revival reached its zenith with Jimmy Carters election in 1976 and his brother Billys Redneck Power brand of comedy. And in film, Burt Reynolds was quickly becoming the leading actor of the South with the 1977 release of Smokey and the Bandit staring Reynolds, Jerry Reed as Snowman, and Jackie Gleason as Sheriff Buford T. Justice. Critics never understood why that film was so popular, but Reynolds, who will be celebrating his 82nd birthday on Sunday (Feb 11), knew that films like Smokey were part of a whole series of films made in the South, about the South and for the South.

One historian has disparagingly called these films hick flicks, and Reynolds stared in several in the decade before Smokey became a cult hit. He often teamed with Reed in these good-natured, though sometimes dark, romps through the South. Reynolds also starred in Deliverance, which along with Easy Rider ranks among the worst portrayals of Southern culture in mid-twentieth century cinema. He corrected that mistake in little known works like White Lightning, Gator, and W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings, along with the aforementioned Smokey trilogy.

Reynolds lived most of his early life in Florida and was a star running back for Florida State University. Reynolds admired Southern culture and the names of the characters in his films (some of which he either produced or directed) reflected an appreciation for all things Southern, particularly the working class South: Gator McKlusky, Bama McCall, Dixie, Leroy, Butterball, Bo, and Cledus.  Even his character in The Longest Yard is distinctively Southern.

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Ariana Grande and the Bishop "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The case of Ariana Grande and the bishop who was a little too familiar with her reminded me of my adolescence. In those far-off days, when even vulgarity was more genteel than it is now, my companions and I learned how to turn even the most innocuous of statements into something salacious by the mere addition of seven words in parenthetical conclusion: as the actress said to the bishop.

This proved, if proof were needed, that salacity was, and is, in the ear of the interlocutor. One and one make twoas the actress said to the bishop, or Its a fine day todayas the actress said to the bishop caused us fits of giggles, though we hardly knew exactly what the actress did with the bishop, or even whether it was the other way round, that is to say, what the bishop did with the actress. The life of man being but three score year and ten (in which case I have but one and a bit to go), I have not followed the case as closely as I might have done, but the last time I looked, Ariana Grande herself had not made any complaint against the bishop. Rather, it was her fans who had done so.

This is indeed rather odd. After all, Ariana Grande is not exactly the soul of discretion when it comes to public sexual display, but rather had made a career (and a fortune) from a kind of lascivious vulgarity both in word and gesture. If it were not for this, it is unlikely that she would have had any fans in the first place.

I am no expert on Ariana Grandes career, and indeed had never heard of her before the bomb went off in the Manchester arena during her performance there (concert seems rather too refined a word for her activities) and killed 22 people, including children. Of course, I couldnt say so at the time, but when I looked her up on the internet I saw at once that her act was not one that was suitable for children as young as 8 years old to witness, and that there must be something very wrong with a culture in which parents thought that it was. I could not say this at the time, of course, because of the horror of the attack itself, from whose evil I did not in the least want to detract. I did not want to give the impression that the parents were in any way responsible; and yet it seemed to me then that actively to connive in filling 8-year-old childrens minds with such vulgar rubbish was nevertheless a dereliction of parental duty. It is scarcely a wonder that so many British girls appear by the age of 12 to look as if their ambition in life is to be a cheap street prostitute.

Needless to say (or at least I hope it is needless to say), none of this would or does justify any assault, physical or sexual, upon Ariana Grande. It is no defense against a charge of such assault that she has traded in public as a person of the easiest virtue, whether or not she is so in reality (if celebrities such as she have a reality). She is entitled to the same protection...

Escape to Boa Vista "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From The Telegraph:

Towns in Brazil have become refugee camps for a tide of desperate Venezuelans

30 AUGUST 2018 6:00AM

Johan Rodriguez, a builder by trade, is one of thousands of Venezuelans who have fled across the border to Brazil to escape the unravelling economy in their own country.

The situation is hard for the kids, said Mr Rodriguez. We have to make it, so that they can eat, so that we can eat.

He, his young daughter and his pregnant wife have been camping out on the side of the street in Boa Vista, Brazil, since they fled Venezuela a month ago.

Life in Venezuela has to be pretty awful these days if people are fleeing to Boa Vista.

Boa Vista was the destination of an expedition that writer Evelyn Waugh mounted in 1933 in which he crossed the savannah from British Guiana by foot, as recounted in his travel book Ninety-Two Days. During the weary journey of several weeks, he looked forward to the civilized luxuries of Boa Vista, from which he hoped to get river passage to the even more opulent Amazonian city of Manaus, with its famous opera house.

But, like Rick in Casablanca, he was misinformed. Of the history of Boa Vista, Waugh later wrote:

It was a melancholy record. The most patriotic of Brazilians can find little to say in favour of the inhabitants of Amazonas; they are mostly descended from convicts, loosed there after their term of imprisonment

They are naturally homicidal by inclination, and every man, however poor, carries arms; only the universal apathy keeps them from frequent bloodshed. There were no shootings while I was there; in fact there had not been one for several months, but I lived all the time in an atmosphere that was novel to me, where murder was always in the air

There was rarely a conviction for murder. The two most sensational trials of late both resulted in acquittalsThe [second] case was the more remarkable. Two respected citizens, a Dr Zany and a Mr Homero Cruz, were sitting on a verandah talking, when a political opponent rode up and shot Dr Zany. His plea of innocence, when brought to trial, was that the whole thing had been a mistake; he had meant to kill Mr Cruz. The judges accepted the defence and brought in a verdict of death from misadv...

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Rohingya Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


-by Reese Erlich

I sneaked into Myanmar on a tourist visa because the military junta running the country made it almost impossible to travel as a journalist. So I thought I was the only foreign reporter in the capital of Yangon in July of 1995.

I was relaxing one morning when BBC TV ran a bulletin that famous opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi had just been released from house arrest. I scrambled into a taxi and went straight to her house in a wealthy neighborhood of Yangon. I envisioned being the first reporter to interview her. I had the scoop of the century!

When I arrived, however, her front yard was filled with dozens of diplomats and reporters. Most had flown in from Bangkok that morning when the government relaxed visa requirements.

I joined the scrum of reporters asking her questions. Suu Kyi had genuine poplar support as a democracy advocate in this country once called Burma. She stood against the country's brutal military rulers. She was also a darling of the United States and Britain because of her advocacy of free markets, anti-communism and other pro-western policies.

Most significantly neither Suu Kyi nor her supporters that I interviewed understood the complexities of Myanmar's 135 officially recognized ethnic groups. Her father had been a leftist and nationalist leader in the fight against British colonialism. That revolutionary nationalism helped free the country. But nationalism...

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Cor Jesu High School Lectures Entire Senior Class About their Privilege After Alleged Minority Involved Incident "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Two years ago, a minority student at Cor Jesu High School in St. Louis came forth stating that she had been subjected to numerous racial incidents. The student claimed a slur was yelled in the cafeteria, yet no teacher or student heard this. She stated she was always being asked about hair products she used and can they touch her hair . In addition, she stated, anytime there was a reference to slavery or civil rights, everyone looked to her and she stated she felt singled out.  There was never any other Cor Jesu student who backed up her information except a small group of her friends. In addition, her mother was allowed to use the school email list in order to send the parents of the student body a lengthy letter regarding her daughter and the alleged incidents surrounding her daughter. The parents use of school-wide email would never be tolerated under any circumstance. After all of the turmoil, the student body nor the parents were given any resolve and the minority student left the school of her own accord.  A diversity group was formed the next year. In October of 2017, an LGBT wall of famous lesbian, gay individuals was allowed to be displayed in the school. Numerous parents voiced concern in light of the fact that it is a Catholic school.  There was no animousity towards this, just the fact that this lifestyle is not condoned by the Catholic Church.  The pictures were later removed and the diversity group was supposedly monitored more closely.
In late August, after only two weeks into the school year, a minority freshman stated there was a racial slur stated as she passed a group of seniors. Our TGP source stated that  by the end of the day on Wednesday, the entire senior class was summoned and questioned about this. They were told that certainly someone had been in the group and knew about this, so please come forward because the individual should be held accountable. Sr. Veronica expressed her disappointment and said that they needed to review the diversity training. The next day in school, various teachers discussed the issue and expressed the privilege these girls come from.  While the majority of the girls are cognizant of this privilege, it seems unnecessary for a teacher to state this as if it were a bad thing.   On Thursday, Sr. Veronica said the issue was confidential (not sure why this would be...

05:19

11:00pm Advisory: Hurricane Florence Interests in Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic States Should Monitor "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Satellite data indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts. Florence is forecast to rapidly strengthen to a major hurricane by Monday night, and is expected to remain an extremely dangerous major Continue reading

05:05

Buyer Beware "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

For the past five days several people have been posting a link to this video (screen shot below) in multiple discussion threads.  Several long-time treepers were sharing warning signals for good reason.  On YouTube alone, between the original broadcast upload Continue reading

04:18

Michael Caputo Says He Knows Who Wrote the Anti-Trump NY Times Op-Ed and its a Woman (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Donald Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo told CNN on Sunday he believes he knows the identy of the woman behind the anonymous anti-Trump op-ed in the New York Times last week.

Caputo said he believes the woman is a huge Trump basher and screams about him in her office and purged her entire staff of Trump supporters.
Wow.

Mediaite reported:

On Sunday, former Trump campaign director Michael Caputo claimed he knows who the author of the mysterious New York Times op-ed is and insisted the person behind the prose is a woman.

CNN host Fredricka Whitfield started the conversation by quizzing Caputo about his claim that he has figured it out.

So you feel like youve figured out who the person is, do you believe the White House has figured it out? Whitfield asked.

Caputo replied he feels like the White House is getting close.

Well, how come you know and they dont? Whitfield pressed further.

Theyre getting there, Caputo insisted.

He then talked about how his sleuthing helped solve the mystery for him.

I started with this. Who is the person who I believe hates the president the most? Caputo said. Who is the person in the administration who has screamed about him in their own private office and gone forward and purged their entire office of Trump people?

He then slipped that, at least in his figuring, it is a woman.

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04:05

Hero Deputy Saves Man From Drowning In Pasco County, Florida "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via WFAL: A Pasco deputy who jumped a fence and sprinted across an expansive estate to rescue a drowning man is being hailed a hero by his comrades. Deputy Taylor Grant was responding to a drowning call at a home on Green Key Road in New Port Richey at about 8 a.m. Thursday, according to []

03:01

Canadian Jim Carrey: Democrats Should Say Yes To Socialism, Stop Apologizing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Not once did he mention Venezuela. Via News Busters: On Fridays Real Time show on HBO, liberal host Bill Maher and actor Jim Carrey celebrated recent Democratic candidates running on far-left platforms and identifying themselves as socialists, leading Carrey to proclaim: We have to say yes to socialism to the word and everything. We []

02:30

Dems Have Sick Child Testify That SCOTUS Must Save And Protect Obamacare "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Not what the Supreme Court is about. Democrats are disgusting. Via Daily Wire: On Friday, Senate Democrats had 13-year-old Jackson Corbin testify in the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. Corbin stated that he has multiple illnesses, one of which is Noonan syndrome, a genetic condition which affects various systems of the body, stunts his growth, and gives []

02:00

Governor Moonbeam Signs Bills To Block Trumps Offshore Oil Drilling Plan "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

9th Circuit upholds. Via LA Times: Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed two bills that would block new offshore oil drilling in California by barring the construction of pipelines, piers, wharves or other infrastructure necessary to transport the oil and gas from federal waters to state land. This locks into law the vows of Brown []

02:00

New Rule: "Until Donald Trump Is No Longer President, Don't Talk To Me About Any Cause Except Democrats Winning Elections" "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




The hell with Kirsten Gillibrand-- Bill Maher endorsed Al Franken for president on his HBO show Friday night. He explained why in the video above but, clearly, "he's good enough, he's smart enough, and doggone it, people still like him!"

Then Bill goes after #MeToo excesses. You don't need me to reiterate it or even weigh in. Just listen to it yourself. Besides, I've made it clear who I'm backing for the Democratic nomination in 2020. And that stands.

Maher was right-- "people still like him." But you know who people don't like? Lots of rotten Republican politicians who want to take their healthcare away and who want to lock children up in cages and who rubber-stamp and enable Trump. And, more specifically, they don't like Ted Cruz. According to bother the NY Times and the Washington Post yesterday, former Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), now Trump's Budget Director, was at a closed door meeting with GOP fat cats with RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel (Trump forced her to change her name from Ronna Romney before he would allow her to take the RNC job). The Times was given an audio recording of Mulvaney's remarks, apparently by another member of the #NeverTrump Republican "Resistance."

"There's a very real possibility," said Mulvaney, "we will win a race for Senate in Florida and lose a race in Texas for Senate, O.K.?" He put the blame square on how dislikable Cruz is, especially in comparison to Beto O'Rourke. Mulvaney understands there is no Blue Wave-- "They want you to think there's a blue wave when there's not...

01:39

UK-Rotherham Jihad Rape Gang Trial: British Girl Passed Around, Raped by 100 Muslim Men "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Rotherhan rape gang trial continued in Sheffield Court on Friday.

One woman testified she was raped by 100 Asian men starting when she was 13-years-old.

The men threatened to abandon her in a forest if she did not comply to their sexual demands.

The Daily Mail reported:

A young girl was passed around and had sex with 100 men by the time she was 16, jurors in a child sex abuse trial were told.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims the abuse she suffered between 1998 and 2001 began when she was just 13 years old.

Her account was given in a video interview played at the trial of eight Asian men accused of the sexual abuse of five girls over a five-year period from 1998 to 2003.

The men were arrested and charged as part of Operation Stovewood , an investigation into sexual abuse which was launched after the Rotherham grooming scandal.

On Friday (Sept 7), Sheffield Crown Court heard how her number would be passed around between the men with others then demanding to meet her.

She said: I can honestly say that by the age of...

01:29

More from the Dark Side "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I wrote a few years ago about Kim Kierkegaardashian, whose tweets are mashups of quotations from Kim Kardashian and philosopher Sren Kierkegaard. Things like:

How many carbs are in an all-consuming melancholy?
Or this recent gem:
Every time I'm on social media, I feel death encroaching upon me.

01:06

Trump Tells Apple To Make Products In U.S. To Avoid China Tariffs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Apple needs the cheap labor force to keep costs low. (Reuters) U.S. President Trump tweeted on Saturday that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) should make products inside the United States if it wants to avoid tariffs on Chinese imports. The company told trade officials in a letter on Friday that the proposed tariffs would affect prices []

00:35

If You Had Any Doubt Why Cory Booker Was Grandstanding, He Just Placed Staff In Iowa For 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Getting caught lying and smearing a SCOTUS candidate doesnt make for a good resume booster. Via The Guardian: According to multiple sources, Cory Booker has placed four staffers on the ground in Iowa, helping Democratic candidates, as he moves to position himself for a potential presidential bid. The New Jersey senator has long been mooted []

00:02

Robert Mueller Special Counsel Russian Collusion Investigation: Why? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Put into motion as soon as Hillary lost. Via NRO: For precisely what federal crimes is the president of the United States under investigation by a special counsel appointed by the Justice Department? It is intolerable that, after more than two years of digging the 16-month Mueller probe having been preceded by the blatantly []

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23:24

Empty Seats Plague NFL Stadiums in Week One of Season (PHOTOS + VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Week one of the regular NFL season kicked off this weekend with a wimperthe ratings were at a 10-year low.

Friday nights Eagles vs Falcons game was hit with heavy rains which caused a delay.

WOMP WOMP.

Americans are fed up with athletes kneeling during the National Anthem and it showedplenty of empty seats plagued stadiums on Sunday.

View of empty seats at Chargers vs Chiefs in sunny Southern California:

On Sunday, the Chargers vs Chiefs game at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles, California had many empty seats 5 minutes after kickoff.

Sea of empty seats at the Chargers game. No excuses for bad weather. It is a beautiful sunny day at the StubHub Center in SoCal. 

23:00

John Kerrys Pathetic Ode To Himself "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Another elite, narcistic democrat. Via NY Post: John Kerry has many passions. He loves the Boston Red Sox. He adores his wife, Teresa. He relishes diplomacy and bicycling. What John Kerry is most fond of, though, is John Kerry. This is what stands out in his new memoir, Every Day Is Extra. Its Kerrys mastery []

22:36

Howard Zinn: Hidden History of The American Working Class "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

with Howard Zinn Writer, Dandelion Salad September 9, 2018 To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our []

22:28

CBS CEO Les Moonves Will Step Down Following New Sexual Harassment Allegations and Lawsuit Settlement "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Three hours after Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker outlined another six women coming forward with harassment claims against the embattled chief executive of CBS, bringing the total number of accusers to twelve, CBS unofficially reports a deal reached with Continue reading

22:08

The Hottest Race In Orange County Pits A Progressive Woman Against A Reactionary Woman "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Yesterday, CNBC interviewed notorious Trump rubber stamp Mimi Walters, from Orange County, California. I mentioned her county rather than her district (CA-45) because it's an inland district and she prefers to live on the beach-- in Dana Rohrabacher's district. She was elected in 2014, so you'd think she'd have moved into the district she's supposed to be representing by now. But her constituents-- who she never sees-- have been lenient with her... so far. You're not going to find many voting records as Trumpified as this one-- and certainly not in Orange County. Walters is among Trump's most unabashed and unashamed enablers in Congress.




And yet... and yet... suddenly on CNBC she said something very unexpected and very much at odds with her craven rubber-stamp record:
"I cant be held responsible for his actions. I can only be held responsible for my own actions. The one thing about this president, he certainly communicates with the people of this country and lets them know what he thinks."
Maybe that was because new polling shows her like...

22:00

Dolphins Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson First NFL Players In Week 1 To Kneel During Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Two more faces for Nike. Via USA Today: NFL players protests werent widespread in Sundays first games, but the demonstrations had not died out in Week 1. Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson became the first players of the 2018 regular season to kneel in protest during the national anthem when they []

21:34

Colin Kaepernick Celebrates as Dolphins Players Kneel During National Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Sunday, Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson kicked off their first game of the NFL season by taking a knee during the National Anthem.

Kenny Stillis said he would consider stopping if his buddy Colin Kaepernick were signed by an NFL team.

Former 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick celebrated the continued destruction of the NFL.

Misery loves company.

KAEPERNICK: My Brothers @kstills and @ithinkisee12 continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed! They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. Their courage will move the world forward!

Love is at the root of our resistance!

Someone should tell Kaepernick and his sycophants that our military members are the courageous ones who make sacrifices to serve their country.

Some make the ultimate sacrifice.

Nike went full social justice warrior earlier this week when they signed cop-hating, America-hating Kaepernick to be the face of its newest campaign.

And it has cost them bigly
Zero Hedge reported,...

21:01

Massachusetts Jewelry Store Accused Of Racism Over Take A Knee Billboard "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Only white people propose marriage? Via Fox News: A jewelry store in Massachusetts has come under fire after their billboard showing a man proposing to a woman on the football field was called racist. The billboard advertising Garieri Jewelers in Sturbridge, Mass., reads: If youre going to take a knee this season, please have a []

20:51

Sunday Talks: Maria Bartiromo Interviews Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Bob Goodlatte is the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee; and also the lead chairman (w/ Gowdy) of the joint House Oversight and Judiciary Committee that is conducting the interviews of witnesses for the investigation into corruption by the FBI Continue reading

20:32

Teen Vogue Promotes Anarchy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Indoctrination underway. Via Daily Caller: Anarchism got the Teen Vogue treatment with an article called Anarchy: What It Is and Why Pop Culture Loves It by a self-proclaimed New York City anarchist Friday. Anarchism as a philosophy lends itself to many ideas, wrote article author Kim Kelly. There is no one way to be an []

20:14

EPIC! President Trump Trolls Hillary Clinton on Anniversary of Her Deplorables Comment (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

September 9th, 2016 Hillary Clinton made the mistake of disparaging Trump supporters by calling them Deplorables while speaking at a fundraiser in New York.

Many people believed her Deplorables comment to be a pivotal moment in her campaignuntil she passed out two days later and got chucked into her Scooby mobile like a side of beef.

You can put half of Trump supporters into what I call a basket of deplorables' Hillary said two years ago in New York.

Theyre racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, Hillary continued.

Two days later, Hillary Clinton passed out after visiting the 9/11 memorial.

She lost a shoe whilst being chucked into her Scooby mobile. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

President Trump trolled Hillary Clinton on Sunday.

President Trump tweeted a video of Hillary making her Deplorables comment with a caption, Happy Anniversary #ProudDeplorable,

VIDEO:

The post EPIC! President Trump Trolls Hillary Clinton on Anniversary of Her Deplorables Comment (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

20:02

Playing The Victim: Russian Hacking Is The Lefts Favorite Piece Of Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The 80s called. Via WJ: The economy is booming, GDP is growing, the stock market is soaring, hitting historic high while unemployment rates hit historic lows. Job-stifling regulations are being eliminated. Homeland security is improved due to strict immigration policy and border protection. United States energy dominance and independence are boosted. Significant achievements are being []

19:47

Awkward. Macedonia Welcomes Conservative Austrian PM Sebastian Kurz to Skopje with WRONG FLAG (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz arrived in Skopje, Macedonia for an official visit before the referendum on name-change agreement.

Kurz is Austrias conservative leader and the youngest head of state in the European Union.

The Prime minister Zoran Zaev greeted Kurz during official ceremony outside the Government.

Sebastian Kurz took over the rotating EU presidency in July for six months.

Macedonia welcomed the Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, with the wrong flag.
They displayed the flag of Latvia not Austria.


Latvia flag on left, Austrian flag on the right

At the official ceremony in front of the government of Macedonia, Kurz was welcomed by the flag of Latvia instead of that of Austria, local media in Albanian and Macedonian are reporting.

The post Awkward. Macedonia Welcomes Conservative Austrian PM Sebastian Kurz to Skopje with WRONG FLAG (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

19:45

Sunday Talks: Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Discusses 2018 Mid-Terms "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the federal budget legislation, wall funding and the 2018 Mid Term elections.  The 2018 fiscal year ends September 30th, President Trump is pressuring lawmakers to pass fiscal year 2019 Continue reading

19:42

Sunday Talks: Senator Lindsey Graham Interviewed by Maria Bartiromo "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Senator Lindsey Graham appears on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss all things swampy.  Thankfully Mrs. Bartiromo calls out President Obama for the gobsmacking projection within in his accusation that President Trump is politicizing the Department of Justice. Continue reading

19:33

Gold Star Wife To Nike: Meet Me And My Son At Arlington And Well Talk About Sacrifice "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Real sacrifice. Via Daily Caller: Gold Star wife Brittany Jacobs issued a stark challenge to former 49er and new face of Nike, Colin Kaepernick, suggesting Sunday that they ought to meet her and her son at Arlington National Cemetery. They can personally look in the eyes of my son and see what a dear sacrifice []

19:20

MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2018-45 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: September 5 - The Strange Timestamp In The New Novichok 'Evidence' - UPDATED The timestamp question is solved, but there still many, many other inconsistencies. September 4 - Syria - UN, U.S. Try...

19:00

Atlanta mayor orders release of ICE detainees "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The good mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, took office in January 2018. Prior to becoming mayor she served on the city council. Like most unhinged liberals, she has a serious case of TDS. That means shes putting illegal aliens Continue reading

19:00

Sunday Talks: Vice President Mike Pence -vs- The Insufferable Chris Wallace "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The insufferable guardian of the swamp gates, Chris Wallace, was in his full uniparty glory this morning as he scolds Vice-President Mike Pence during a discussion of the current state of swamp affairs. Topics include President Obamas glorious return to Continue reading

19:00

House Passes Bill That Could Boost Deportation Of Criminal Aliens "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Head em up, move em out. Via Washington Examiner: The House voted Friday to define in federal law what constitutes a crime of violence, a change that would make it easier to charge immigrants with an aggravated felony and deport them. The Community Safety and Security Act passed 247-152 and was introduced just a week []

18:49

The Strategic Aspect Of Bashing China's Re-education of Uyghurs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The New York Times reports on China's re-education program for Uygurs in Xinjiang, who are in danger for falling to Islamist extremism. The report is part of a larger U.S. campaign to instrumentalize the issue as a pressure point against...

18:30

Assaults On ICE, Border Patrol Surge As Illegal Aliens Get More Violent "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Just nice guys, according to Pelosi. Via Washington Times: Assaults on ICE agents reached a decade high in 2017, and assaults on Border Patrol agents have also surged in recent years, according to new government numbers that seem to back up agents claims that illegal immigrants are increasingly looking to fight rather than flee. The []

18:24

JUST SAYIN' "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"







Just sayin'.

18:19

TWITTER SUSPENDS BENGHAZI HERO After Criticism of President Obama! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Barack Obama stepped out of shadows on Friday nd reminded Americans of many economic, domestic and foreign policy failures.

President Obama lectured President Trump, accused him of racism, and attempted to take credit for President Trumps economic miracle.

But Barack Obamas worst lie was his remarks on Benghazi.

Barack Obama: The politics of division and paranoia has found a home, unfortunately, in the Republican party. theyve embraced wild conspiracy theories by those surrounding Benghazi. Or my birth certificate.

Benghazi hero Kris Paronto responded to the former president.

Kris has not forgotten about the men lost as Obama did nothing.

https://twitter.com/KrisParonto/status/1038148368344776705

Apparently Kris Tanto Paronto cant defend against the lies so Twitter promptly put him in a timeout.
https://twitter.com/KrisParonto/status/1038816557995106304

Twitter did not appreciate this.
Twitter slapped a temporary suspension on Parontos account after his criticism of President Obama.

Twitter later lifted the temporary suspension of Kris Parontos account.

Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey told Congress last week his platform aims to shape behavior.
Apparently, that means not criticizing former President Obama.

More

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18:02

Hurricane Florence South Carolina, North Carolina, Mid-Atlantic Region Pay Close Attention. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As of the 11:00am advisory Florence has become a category one hurricane with rapid strengthening anticipated over the next 36 hours.  The forecast track is still uncertain; however, residents of South and North Carolina and the Mid-Atlantic region should pay Continue reading

18:01

Former McCain Chief Of Staff Considers Running For Senate As A Democrat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Continuing the McCain legacy. Via Roll Call: The late Sen. John McCains former chief of staff is considering running for his former boss seat as a Democrat. Grant Woods served as the attorney general for Arizona from 1991 to 1999 and was a chief of staff for McCain when he was a congressman in the []

18:00

Guest Post: West Virginia Congressional Candidate Kendra Fershee "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Goal ThermometerWest Virginia's first congressional district, the northern third of the state, gave Obama a respectable 41.5% of its vote in 2008. In 2016, the voters there were fed up and smart enough to figure out the status quo wasn't working for them. In the primary they turned overwhelmingly to someone offering to break with the status quo: Bernie Sanders. Although Debbie Wasserman Schultz had fixed the process to make sure the status quo candidate would get 18 convention delegates to Bernie's 19, Bernie took the state 123,860 (51.4%) to Hillary's 86,354 (35.8%). In the general, Hillary was eviscerated by Trump in WV-01, 68% to 26%. Have the establishment Democrats figured out that their base wants something different than what Hillary and the status quo establishment was offering. Nope. Morgantown law professor Kendra Fershee isn't running on a platform like that. She's running on a platform focused on universal healthcare, effectively dealing with the opioid crisis, better education, jobs with livable wages and getting corrupt corporate money out of politics. Please read her guest post below and, if you like it, consider contributing to her campaign by tapping the thermometer on the right, a thermometer that goes to an ActBlue page dedicated to progressives who won their primaries but who the DCCC is still ignoring.


Living Free In A Free Country Requires Team Effort
by Kendra Fershee


My name is Kendra Fershee and I am the Democratic Nominee for Congress in the West Virginia First District. In May, I shocked West Virginia with a huge upset win over an extremely well-funded candidate who played it very safe, while I was open and honest about my values and pol...

17:50

Breaking: House Judiciary Chair Calls on POTUS Trump to Declassify DOJ FISA Documents (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last week 12 Republican lawmakers held a press conference and called on President Donald Trump to declassify the Department of Justice FISA Court documents from 2016.

The documents in question contain damning information on the corruption and deceit by the Obama Department of Justice in spying on Republican candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 election and into 2017.

Obama and Democrats spied on the opposition Republican candidate during the 2016 election.
This was unprecedented corruption by Obama and his top intelligence officials on an opposition party.

The liberal mainstream media refused to report on this colossal scandal.

On Sunday Rep. Goodlatte (R-VA), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, called on Trump to declassify the FISA documents.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA): We did not waste the August recess. We interviewed a number of key witnesses including Bruce Ohr and now we are proceeding to get additional documents from the FBI and line up additional witnesses. But I also agree with those members who have called upon the president to declassify the documents that are necessary for the American people to what was going on in 2016 and early 2017 regarding the disparate way the FBI handled these two major investigations, one involving Hillary Clinton, the other involving the Trump campaign. It truly is stunning It would also help greatly if the Justice Department would appoint a special counsel. Weve been calling for that for over a year now.

Via Sunday Morning Futures:

The post Breaking: House Judiciary Chair Calls on POTUS Trump to Declassify DOJ FISA Documents (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

17:30

Shes Back Too: Hillary Clinton To Appear At Lesbians Who Tech Event "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

HILLARY AT SUMMIT. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Grab your best pantsuit! https://t.co/Tt5ye0IO20 @HillaryClinton #ImStillWithHer #LWTSUMMIT pic.twitter.com/tKlI0WJtjA Lesbians Who Tech + Allies (@lesbiantech) September 7, 2018 The jokes they write themselves. Via The American Mirror: Move over Back Obama: Hillary Clinton isnt going away, either. As the midterms approach, the throwbacks of the []

17:02

Kavanaugh Might Be The Lefts Nightmare, But He Will Restore The Supreme Court To Its Proper Role "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Constitution scares the left. Via Fox News: The Senate Judiciary Committees confirmation hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaughs nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court finally wrapped up Friday, paving the way for his virtually certain confirmation by the full Senate later this month despite frenzied attempts by Trump-hating Democrats to stop the president from []

17:00

Raised with no coping mechanisms: Majority of college students says theyre stressed, many report suicidal thoughts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Maybe kids have a problem with self-identity because choosing from 31 genders is exhausting. Maybe not everyone should be given a participation trophy. Maybe kids shouldnt be glued to smartphones. Maybe kids should lay off the social media platforms. Maybe Continue reading

16:41

Buh-Bye: Vocal #NeverTrump Senator Ben Sasse Says He Often Thinks of Leaving GOP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse continues to lead the #NeverTrump Republican resistance inside the US Senate.

Sasse hates the Republican President and is not shy to criticize him.

Sasse even attacked President Trump for pointing out that Barack Obama spied on his campaign at Trump Tower.
Thats how much Sasse hates this president and disrespects the Trump voters.

On Saturday Ben Sasse admitted he regularly thinks about leaving the Republican party.

Nebraska needs to dump this clown.

The post Buh-Bye: Vocal #NeverTrump Senator Ben Sasse Says He Often Thinks of Leaving GOP appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

16:32

Obama Claimed He Merely Complained About Fox News, Thats A Lie. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Obama told so many lies in his speech on Friday, were still unpacking them all. Via Daily Wire: During his speech on Friday, former President Barack Obama claimed the high road against President Donald Trump when it comes to attacking the press. As usual, what Obama said and what he actually did dont line up. []

16:03

The Thrill Is Gone: Only 750 Turn Out to See Former President Obama in Far-Left California "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

This weekend, in an unprecedented move, former President Barack Obama went on the campaign trail to push the far-left Democrat agenda in the upcoming November elections.

But, it didnt quite turn out like he expected.

Only 750 people showed up at his event in far left California!

Far left George Soros related Think Progress reported over the weekend about former President Obamas event in Anaheim, California

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA Former President Obama made his first campaign stop of the midterm elections in Orange County, California Saturday to stump for seven Democratic House candidates running in districts currently held by Republicans but that Hillary Clinton won in 2016.

About 750 people attended the event at Anaheim Convention Center, where Obama delivered a short speech centered on unity and the politics of hope. And, after a story about getting kicked out of Disneyland when he was caught smoking in the Magic Kingdom after a concert as a teenager, Obama issued an impassioned critique of Trump and the state of American democracy and encouraged the crowd to back the candidates he came to support.

President Trump on the other hand continues to fill up collesiums around the US at his events.

If the Democrats best ticket (Obama) can only draw 750 in far-left California, the idea of a blue wave may be more like a pipe dream!

The post...

16:02

Latest Darling Of The Left, #Plaidshirtguy At Trump Rally Is A Billings High Schooler "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It didnt just resemble the DSA emblem, it was the DSA emblem. Via Helena IR: Billings West High School senior Tyler Linfesty learned Thursday morning during first period that he had been selected for VIP treatment at President Donald J. Trumps rally at MetraPark. Linfesty had applied for tickets to the rally earlier in the []

15:43

Gold Star Mother Challenges Nike and Kaepernick to Join Her in Arlington Cemetery so She Can Show Them True Sacrifice (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, met 6-year-old Christian Jacobs and his mother Brittany while visiting Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day , May 29, 2017. (U.S. Army photo)

Brittany Jacobs joined FOX and Friends on Sunday to discuss the recent decision by Nike to honor anthem kneeler Colin Kaepernick for his courage to disrespect police and trash the United States.

Brittany does not share that same belief system as Nike corporation and former quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Brittany Jacobs then challenged Nike and Kaepernick to meet her in Arlington National Cemetery with her son so she can show them what true sacrifice means.

Brittany Jacobs: They could have chosen anyone and they chose this person who disrespected the flag. There are so many great men and women in this country who have sacrificed everything and Colin Kaepernick, hes not one of them I personally would like to invite Nike and Colin Kaepernick to meet me and my son at Arlington National Cemetery and see what a true sacrifice is. See what it is absolutely like to sacrifice everything for something you believe in. And then they can personally look into the eyes of my son and see what a dear sacrifice is made.

Via FOX and Friends:

The post Gold Star Mother Challenges Nike and Kaepernick to Join Her in Arlington Cemetery so She Can Show Them True Sacrifice (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

15:30

A Father Took His 10-Year-Old Fishing. She Fell in the Water and Drowned. It Was a Tragic Accident Then He Was Charged With Murder. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Wendell Lindsey, photographed on Aug. 8, 2018, at the Alfred D. Hughes Unit prison for men of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice located in Gatesville, Texas.

15:22

Elite vampirism: Young blood transfusions for $8k/1.5 liters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Vampirism is no longer the stuff of horror movies. Vampires today dont wear black cloaks, nor do they ingest blood via neck-bites. Today, perfectly healthy but wealthy people get their blood via transfusions, at $8,000 for 1.5 liters. The fictional Continue reading

15:00

Stingy, fat man: Michael Moores ex-wife claims hes stiffing her of movie profits "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Fat man who rallies against capitalism refusing to pay his fair share of capitalist profits to his ex-wife. Shocker, not. From Page Six: Documentarian Kathleen Glynn is cranking up the Fahrenheit on her fellow filmmaker-ex husband Michael Moore, hauling him Continue reading

14:51

Jang Jirak and Korean Nationalism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When Japan annexed Korea in 1910 many strident Korean nationalists went into exile. Among them were aristocrat Yi Hoe-yeong and his five brothers, who fled to a remote town in Manchuria and set up a military academy disguised as a neo-Confucian school. Only one of the brothers survived to see the rebirth of Korea in 1945, Yi Si-yeong, who became South Korea's first vice president.

One of the graduates of that hidden military school was Jang Jirak, who ended up fighting with the Chinese communists. There he ran into American journalist Helen Foster Snow, who interviewed him in 1937 and wrote a long article about him. Jang said to her:

All Koreans wanted only two things, really, though they differed in how to achieve these: independence and democracy. Really they wanted only one thing: freedom a golden word to those who know it not. Any kind of freedom looked divine to them. They wanted freedom from Japanese oppression, freedom in marriage and love, freedom to live a normal, happy life, freedom to rule their own lives. That is why anarchism had such appeal. The urge toward a broad democracy was really very strong in Korea. This is one reason we did not develop a strong, centralized system of political parties. Each group defended its right to exist and its right to free expression. And each individual fought to the end for his own freedom of belief. There was plenty of democracy among us but very little discipline. . . .

Nearly all the friends and comrades of my youth are dead, hundreds of them: nationalist, Christian, anarchist, terrorist, communist. But they are alive to me. . . . They failed in the immediate thing, but history keeps a careful accounting. A man's name and his brief dream may be buried with his bones, but nothing that he has ever done or failed to do is lost in the final balance of forces. That is his immortality, his glory or shame. Not even he himself can change this objective fact, for he is history. Nothing can rob a man of a place in the movement of history.
Jang Jirak was eventually executed in one of the Chinese Communist Party's frequent purges.

Michael Breen, The New Koreans: the Story of a Nation. 2017. p. 150

14:51

In God We Trust Sign Offended Teachers, A Florida School District Came Up With A Fix "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Game, set and match. Via Sun Sentinel: Palm Beach County teachers who were offended by an In God We Trust sign displayed in front offices prompted the school district on Wednesday to come up with a new way to comply with a recently approved state law. The School Board agreed to use the state seal, []

14:30

AG Sessions Was Enthusiastic About Potential Trump-Putin Meeting Before Campaign "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

As we previously reported, former Senator and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions oversaw the small team of five foreign policy experts for the Trump campaign. Included in this small group were Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.

According to the House Intel report, the future President was under pressure to put together a foreign policy team in March of 2016. A number of seasoned Republican foreign policy experts were unwilling to jump on the Trump train.

Because of this pressure from the press to show he had experts on his team, candidate Trump named then Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as the chairman of his National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC). A few weeks later, candidate Trump released the names of five people on his team. The list included Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.

The House Intel Report states that

There is no evidence that anyone on the Trump campaign was aware of Pages past ties to Russian intelligence services-or Papadopoulos more recent contacts with a Russian-connected professor-when these two individuals were included among the advisors that were publicly announced on March 21. In fact, as [President Trumps son in law Jared] Kushner candidly put it, we put together that list because we were getting a lot of pressure from the media to put out a list of foreign policy advisers.

The Daily Caller reported that both Carter Page and George...

14:14

Ortel: Sundays Vote Could Snap Swedes out of Their Stockholm Syndrome "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

We are republishing this with permission by Charles Ortel at the American Thinker
Thank you!


Sweden is burning and the people have had enough.

Swedes are set to vote Sunday, and soon the world may view another example of citizens frustrated by arrogant politicians and bureaucrats upending the status quo and changing the landscape of a rich country whose leaders manifestly have failed the working class. For in truth, Sweden is burning, physically and figuratively.  This reality is known better outside that country, because pro-globalist elites in Sweden work so hard to obscure brutal crimes and dislocations that occur as too many unvetted immigrants sweep into their generous nation.

But it is not simply burning cars, and savage assaults that capture the concern of Swedish citizens and international observers. An expensive, thirty year experiment in Sweden promoting global governance and attacking world problems has certainly helped Swedish elites, but many voters see more financial harm than benefit for themselves.

So, in mere days, the Swedish electorate will speak, and rumblings emanating various ways suggest that parties and politicians long in control of the government will suffer erosion in their influence.  How much power will a right-leaning party Sweden Democrats win at the ballot box, and what roles might candidates in this party play either supporting or obstructing the coalition government destined to emerge after September 9, 2018?

How closely will voters examine the qualifications and backgrounds of candidates for office, including their criminal records, if any, and the stated goals of their political parties concerning Sweden and regarding the wider world?

These major questions and looming answers must be seen in context.

Sparks Igniting Political Changes

In February 2017, when newly inaugurated President...

14:00

What Kind Of Congress Member Do YOU Want? We Already Know What Kinds The DCCC Wants "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Even though congressional party leaders are blocking it from becoming part of the official Democratic agenda and even though both the DCCC and the DSCC screened candidates to find ones who didn't back it, 84.5% of Americans (and 70.1% of all Americans) support Medicare-For-All. Friday in Illinois, President Obama explicitly expressed-- for the first time, at least in public-- his support for Medicare-for-All.

Democrats and independents are about to turn out in droves to defeat Trump and his Republican enablers in Congress. The media is calling this a "blue wave." But that's utter bullshit. This is an anti-red wave. Pelosi and her PAY-GO, that is meant to prevent programs like Medicare-For-All from moving forward-- are hardly what voters are embracing. Pelosi is doing exactly what she did in 2006. Then she and her numbscull allies set up a catastrophic 2010. Today they are setting up what will be, inevitably, a catastrophic 2022. The Democratic establishment does not learn. I used to oppose term limits. I was wrong. Term limits is the only thing that will stop grotesquely out-of-touch yesteryear politicians like Pelosi from growing roots their positions while the world moves along without them.

Her DCCC is working hard to perpetuate establishment and donor class power, while violently assaulting the progressive ideas that power the enthusiasm that is turning the anti-red wave into reality. Pelosi, Hoyer, Lujan, Schumer... the whole Democratic clown parade are picking out their outfits for the victory parade and practicing their talking points for MSNBC, CNN, Meet The Press, etc al right after the elections. What a great job they did, they will claim and their TV hosts will agree. Without the DCCC, without Pelosi and her leadership team, without the Blue Dogs, New Dems, ex-Republicans and the whole Republican wing of the Democratic Party, how many more seats would the GOP be ceding in November.

Imagine a party actually running on what Americans want-- instead of failed austerity programs like PAY-GO that Pelosi and the DCCC are going to use to turn Democratic victory into shit in our mouths!

...

13:31

Sunday Devotional: He will never abandon us "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Mark 7:31-37 Again Jesus left the district of Tyre and went by way of Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, into the district of the Decapolis. And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and Continue reading

12:49

Iraq & Syria: of Memory & Maps "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


From OpenDemocracy:
Iraq and Syria: of memory and maps
by DARIUS A. KAMALI 12 May 2018
The interests of outsiders, not those of the battered, bloodied and belittled peoples of Iraq and Syria, drive this brutal political theatre.
...

12:42

Members of the US Congress Call for Investigation into Trump Administration Subpoenas of North Carolina Voter Information "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Leading Democrats Call for Investigation into Trump Administration Subpoenas of North Carolina Voter Information Sep 7, 2018 Press Release
In a letter to DHS and DOJ Inspectors General, members voice concern over apparent attempt at voter suppression and intimidation to limit equal access to the ballot box

Leading Democrats Call for Investigation into Trump Administration Subpoenas of North Carolina Voter Information

In a letter to DHS and DOJ Inspectors General, members voice concern over apparent attempt at voter suppression and intimidation to limit equal access to the ballot box

WASHINGTON, DC In a letter today, top Democrats voiced strong concerns about the scope of recent Trump Administration subpoenas demanding millions of North Carolina voter records and called for an investigation into the legality and political motivation behind this unprecedented request for private voter information.

The letter, from Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Robert A. Brady (D-Pa.), Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), and North Carolina...

12:42

Stolen Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz Recovered "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Art Crime
Stolen Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz Recovered
September 4, 2018
A pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and stolen from the actress namesake museum in Minnesota more than a decade ago has been recovered, the FBI announced today.

The iconic sequined shoes, known as the traveling pairone of at least four pairs used in the film that are still in existencewere stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 2005 and recovered earlier this summer during a sting operation. But the case is far from over.

From the outset, said Special Agent Christopher Dudley, who led the investigation from the FBIs Minneapolis Division, our top priority was the safe recovery of the slippers. Although multiple suspects have been identified, Dudley said, we are still working to ensure that we have identified all parties involved in both the initial theft and the more recent extortion attempt for their return. This is very much an active investigation.

At a press conferen...

09:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




The Deep State Has A Name. Its Name Is Spartacus
by Noah


If this was an alternate Kellyanne Conway kind of universe, one could almost feel some sympathy for President Basket Case. Almost? Well, not really. All of the troubles that the naked orange emperor is facing are of his own making; his hair, his horrid mutant children, his silicon mail order wife, even his orange skin and the weird dead white flesh around his eyes. Most immediate though is his current predicament. Wear it all well Donnie, from that silly extra long red tie, to your once over-sized suit that now appears to shrink every day, right down to your clown shoes. Wear it all well. Maybe that nice long tie can be put to a proper purpose.

Now, it's gotten so bad that even a member of Trumpanzee's inner sanctum is sending out warning messages from the gated asylum; and doing it though the hated New York Times, no less. Comrade Trump, you brought it on yourself. The Op-Ed in the Times is quite a measure of how inept and unfit you are to serve anyone but the adversaries of the United States. When even your own people, your so-called best people, are trying to inhibit the even a small portion of the mayhem your inflict upon America and the world, it should be a wake up call that, once again, you are a complete failure, but, of course you see your mayhem as a success, and, why wouldn't you? All you have to do is pick up your phone and call your handler in Moscow and he will tell you you are.

But now, that Op-Ed has got you even more frantic and unglued than ever before. You've flown into a state of "volcanic rage." Your blood pressure, if you have blood, must be through the roof. Your heart, if you have a heart, must be almost beating out of your chest, protected only by the thick walls of flab. Please, Donnie, order up some big buckets of KFC and chow them down in your angst. Have you ever tried dipping each piece of KFC into multiple jars of mayonnaise? Try it! You'll love it! Better yet, since you're the president, I'm sure you can command the KFC factories to send you jars of rendered fat to wash that chicken down with. Even better, call the CEO of one of the burger chains and get some gallons of nice red meat fat and fry oil delivered to you...

06:26

Deep State Panicked About Coming Military Tribunals Dave Janda "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Dr. Dave Janda retired from medicine to dedicate himself to his red hot radio show called Operation Freedom. Janda has top notch political, law enforcement and intelligence sources from years of consulting work in Washington D.C. on healthcare issues. Janda says the recent round of attacks on President []

06:20

September 9th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #598 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

06:15

Sunday September 9th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

06:02

Jimmy Kimmel Cracks First Daughter Ivanka Trump Incest Joke Still Has Twitter Page and YouTube Account (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The only good humor on the left today involves sick attacks on President Trump, his family or Trump supporters.

Of course, this isnt humor. This is violence.

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel, who has a history of lewd sexist public stunts, cracked an Ivanka Trump incest joke on his ABC show.

But Kimmel mocked the Presidents son-in-law for several minutes.

Then Kimmel accused Ivanka Trump of incest.

Jimmy Kimmel: First off, can you imagine having Donald Trump as father-in-law. I mean, looking at you across the table with that orange puss on all the time. Judging, resenting you for all the disgusting things he knows youre doing to his shiny and beautiful daughter? Every day you come to work at the White House your boss has your wife sitting in his lap. Its a lot to swallow.

Via Judge Jeanine:

For the record Jimmy Kimmel still has his Twitter page and YouTube account.
Even after those disgusting remarks on national television.

The post Jimmy Kimmel Cracks First Daughter Ivanka Trump Incest Joke Still Has Twitter Page and YouTube Account (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

06:00

More Campaign Advice From Eric Hogensen At HSG Campaigns: How Did Andrew Gillum Win? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Andrew picked Chris King as his running mate

Eric starts with the commonly held mainstream perception that Gillum's gubernatorial primary campaign was headed straight towards failure when... out of the blue-- he won.
Andrew Gillum- 517,417 (34.3%)
Gwen Graham- 472,735 (31.3%)
Philip Levine- 306,450 (20.3%)
Jeff Greene- 151,935 (10.1%)
Christopher King- 37,464 (2.5%)
For as long as I've known Andrew-- until relatively recently-- he's been the head of People for the American Way's Young Elected Official. He's not a novice when it comes to winning elections. Not even close. "Floridas gubernatorial primary," wrote Hogensen, "brought perhaps the biggest upset of the year, with Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum pulling off a surprise win that almost nobody saw coming. With polls predicting a 3rd place finish, how did Gillum manage to pull off victory?" Good question, for sure... though people watching closely saw the surge as it was happening and, those reading DWT also saw the rapidly rising internal polling numbers in the last 2 weeks of the campaign. Here's how Hogensen explains how Andrew won, all of which is exactly what happened:
1. He Created Clear Contrast:...

05:08

Ezra Levant Contemplates Justin From Canada Intentionally Sabotaging U.S-Canada Trade Deal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ezra Levant from Rebel Media outlines even more evidence of Justin from Canada taking specific steps to intentionally sabotage the Canadian economy.  A few days ago Mr. Levant posited some interesting considerations:  If Justin were NOT intentionally trying to bring Continue reading

04:20

What the Liberal Mainstream Media Will Not Tell You About Alex Jones and Infowars "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


(left to right) Paul Joseph Watson, Owen Shroyer and Alex Jones

On Friday night Apple joined the mob of Big Tech thought police and determined Americans no longer have the right to listen to or view Infowars.com on mobile devices.

Apple removed the Infowars app just weeks after it surged to the top of downloaded apps at Apple.

This comes after Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Twitter removed Infowars in August.

Twitter removed Infowars on Thursday after Alex Jones was seen confronting senators, reporters and Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, earlier that day.
Liberal media outlets knew about the ban before Alex Jones did.

This also comes after several Sandy Hook parents filed suit against Alex Jones in August for remarks he made on his popular internet show. Alex Jones allowed a guest Wolfgang Halbig to question the official narrative of the Sandy Hook shootings.  Alex Jones brought up oddities in the live video of the event that day. The guest Wolfgang Halbig made the other observations from a school security expert standpoint.

Four years later Infowars is being sued and was banned by the Silicon Valley tech giants.

The liberal mainstream media will not tell you the offensive comments were made four years ago.

Infowars has hundreds of thousands of listeners a day.  Infowars has thousands of videos that were deleted by Google-YouTube.  Infowars had hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook-Instagram and Twitter-Periscope.

Meanwhile, Jew-hater Louis Farrakhan, Hamas and Hezbollah terror groups continue to spew their hatred on a daily basis on social media.

The liberal mainstream media also will not tell you that Infowars is a leading publisher of conservative news. 

Infowars was one of the few American publishers that supported Donald Trump in 2016.  Their stories were frequently posted on the esteemed Drudge Report.  Their news reports changed the narrative in America and helped propel Donald Trump to the White House.  Fo...

04:00

Texas Students Steer School Bus To Safety After Elderly Driver Passes Out, Dies "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via WBTV: Family, friends and others are mourning the loss of a school bus driver who died behind the wheel. But theyre also praising students and others who prevented the tragedy from becoming much worse. A total of 11 years driving the school bus and he loved every kid on the school bus, said Alice []

03:29

Ouch "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Robert Surcouf was a successful French privateer of the Napoleonic period, who was offered naval commissions but refused them because he preferred privateering. His most famous exploit was taking the British East Indiaman Triton, a ship much larger than his own; realizing that he was outgunned, Surcouf boarded the Triton and his men took it by force, killing ten of its crew. This ended up in a painting by Lon Trmisot (above). Surcouf was eventually awarded the Legion of Honour by Napoleon.

But these days Surcouf is most famous for a single line, which is about as well attested as such things ever are:
When a British captive officer challenged Surcouf with the words "You French fight for money while we fight for honour", Surcouf replied "Each of us fights for what he lacks most."

03:01

Morality Test, On Topics Like Incest And Puppy-Killing, Judged Not OK By Ohio Students Parents "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Stick with the 3 Rs. Via Fox News: A morality test distributed to students at an Ohio high school featuring questions on topics like incest and puppy-killing has outraged parents and resulted in the teachers suspension. Sarah Gillam, a 35-year-old Language Arts instructor at Hilliard Bradley High School, was placed on paid administrative []

02:55

ONE WEEK LEFT: Get Your Tickets to Gateway Eagle Council XLVII Sept. 14-16 in St. Louis, MO "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One Week Left
Kirk, Owens, Moore, Shaffer, OKeefe, Geller, Reed, Martin, Hoft, Cernovich, Posobiec, GOP and EU Lawmakers to Headline Gateway Eagle Council XLVII

This is going to be an excellent event!
Make plans today to attend!

Top left to right: Candace Owens, Charlie Kirk, Stephen Moore, Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, James OKeefe, Second row left to right: Rep. Steve King, Pamela Geller, Ralph Reed, Mike Cernovich, Jim Hoft, Third row left to right: Jack Posobiec, Ed Martin, Rose Tennent, German MP Petr Bystron, Polish MP Dominik Tarczynski

The lineup for the Gateway Eagle Council 47 Conference was announced recently.

This top Mid-America conservative conference will be held in St. Louis, Missouri September 14-16.

Lt. General Michael Flynn for Former Trump National Security Advisor will be presented with the General Jack Singlaub Award for Service to America on Friday night.

For more information on this incredible event Go Here.

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This year The Gateway Pundit, one of the most influential conservative websites in US politics, is joining Eagle Council for this leading mid-America conservative conference.

We are very excited about...

02:00

British Transgender Rapist Moved To Mens Jail After Sexually Assaulting Female Inmates "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

He is going to be on the receiving end. Via Breitbart: A transgender person convicted of multiple rapes and sexual abuse of a child carried out sex attacks on fellow inmates within days of being remanded into a womens prison. Convicted at Leeds Crown Court of three rapes, Karen White, who was previously known as []

02:00

Did Seor Trumpanzee Have Another Bad Week? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Let's not go over the book and the Op-Ed again. We've heard enough about that, right? And no need to discuss Obama's speech again either, the two that most definitely did not cause Seor T to fall asleep. He'll probably be up all night worrying about the one Obama gave in Orange County today. Instead there are two other things that would have made for a bad week for two normal presidents.

First, his ill-advised trade wars have already caused trade to slow down. On Friday morning, David Fickling wrote that with Trump "expected to start implementing the next round of tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods within hours, its tempting to think the global economy is riding out the turmoil. Tempting, but mistaken. Look closely: The slowdown has begun." The momentum of global commerce has crossed over into negative territory. But it isn't commodities. "The weakness is coming not from materials but from manufactured goods, as global supply chains seize up."
Thats consistent with the picture emerging on the ground. U.S. manufacturers reported higher prices and supply disruptions that they attributed to the new trade policies, according to the Federal Reserves July Beige Book, in addition to higher input prices and shrinking margins. The next edition, due out next week, is likely to show further impact, judging by the warnings from business leaders on the eve of the current round of levies.

Even that probably understates the extent of the underlying slowdown. In the U.S., port traffic has been running at record levels in recent months, suggesting the effect of tax cuts and a favorable monetary policy are more than making up f...

01:58

Chris Hedges: Muslim Extradition and Repression "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Sep 8, 2018 Sociologist Nisha Kapoor in her new book Deport, Deprive, Extradite 21st Century State Extremism argues the extradition of Muslim men from the U.K. to the U.S. to face trials over terrorism allegations are being used by the state to enhance laws to silence []

01:56

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A DICTATOR-LOVING WACKALOON TO BE A REPUBLICAN, BUT IT HELPS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A Virginia state senator is spreading bizarre conspiracy theories on behalf of the Assad government.

Fresh off a sit-down with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Virginia state Sen. Richard H. Black turned up on an Arab TV channel last week making an extraordinary claim about one of the United States closest allies.

Black said Britains MI6 intelligence service was planning a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian people, which it would then blame on Assad....

Black (R-Loudoun) said later that he meant the British were planning not to carry out an attack themselves, but to either direct rebels to do so or stage a phony attack, with actors posing as victims.

Black also said some chemical attacks previously reported to have occurred in Syria were British fakes, pulled off with help from volunteer first responders known as White Helmets.

From what I can tell, they have been planning a fake attack, not a genuine one, but one where they actually move people out of a town and they have trained people to portray victims of a gas attack, Black said Friday in an interview with The Washington Post. And the plan is to use the White Helmets who have always been involved in these notorious deceptions, to portray an attack.
The meeting with Assad that preceded these statements was Black's second -- he also met with Syrian dictator in 2016. Prior to that, in 2014, he wrote a letter to Assad calling him heroic and praising him and Syria's military for extraordinary gallantry in the war against terrorists.

Black is in the Virginia state senate because he beat his 2016 Democratic opponent -- Jill McCabe, wife of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, one of President Trump's btes noires. During the campaign, Black posted an insulting tweet about McCabe that he subsequently deleted under pressure:
Blacks tweet was a response to his opponent, Jill McCabe (D), labeling him a career politician. The tweet included an image that listed accomplishments by both candidates. On one side,...

01:01

Texas School Curriculum Panel: Dont Call The Alamos Defenders Heroic "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Has to be transplants from California. Via Dallas News: A panel advising the State Board of Education on what seventh-graders should learn in their social studies courses has urged deleting the label heroic from a curriculum standard about the Alamos defenders. The proposed tweak to a directive about what teachers should teach about Texas history []

00:55

Former President Obama Appeals to California Voters: Things Can Get Worse "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Breaking with all presidential traditions of respectfully staying out of politics while your successor delivers on the policies of his election, former President Barack Obama spoke again today at an invitation only campaign rally in Anaheim, California. Many media outlets Continue reading

00:39

President Trump: Four or Five People Could Be Responsible for Anonymous NY Times Hit Piece "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump told reporters Friday four or five people could be responsible for the anonymous New York Times op-ed released earlier this week.

The liberal mainstream media is now publishing junk op-eds by Never-Trumpers in an attempt to damage President Donald Trump.

The Daily Caller wrote a report suggesting several possible names behind the anti-Trump piece.
** Brian Hook Trump critic in State Department
** Andrea Hall an Obama holdover under McMaster
** Carrie Cabelka State Department White House Liaison
** Johnny DeStefano Former aide to John Boehner appointed personnel director under Reince Priebus

President Trump spoke to reporters about the op-ed on his flight from North Dakota.

The post President Trump: Four or Five People Could Be Responsible for Anonymous NY Times Hit Piece appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:06

Jobs Report: Employers Added 201,000 Jobs In August "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

But Trump Via USA Today: Hiring rebounded in August as employers added 201,000 jobs and the labor market continued to defy worker shortages and U.S. trade battles. Yearly wage growth hit a nine-year high. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected 195,000 payroll gains. []

Saturday, 08 September

23:30

Cory Costanza Booker: Bad To The Bone "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Booker flunked his 2020 audition big time. Via Free Beacon: Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) has been trying very hard for the past two days to show everyone hes a reckless rule-breaker who just doesnt give a darn, you know? Booker boasted repeatedly Thursday of breaking Senate Judiciary Committee rules and risking expulsion from the []

23:04

Spanish-Language Sample Ballots Now Required In 32 More Florida Counties To Accommodate Refugees From Puerto Rico "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

How many will receive absentee ballots from Puerto Rico? Via TC Palm: A federal judge has ordered 32 counties statewide to provide sample ballots in Spanish to accommodate thousands of Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after Hurricane Maria. Federal Judge Mark Walker issued an order Friday, calling English-language ballots a detriment to voters who []

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