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The Comey show…

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…threw some dirt on President Trump in some respects,  but showed Democrats and MSM to be liars.    More importantly,  the former FBI director’s true colors were on full display, and they weren’t very pretty,  despite his efforts to play the victim card.   Read Michael Goodwin’s excellent  commentary here.

I have long regarded Jim Comey with suspicion,  along with a number of intel bosses,  but I can’t say that being proven right,  repeatedly,  gives me any great pleasure.   How can I be expected to take seriously a man who indicted Hillary Clinton in public and then declined to charge her,  and was so unaware of the federal code that he could not find any law that Hillary broke when I could find a dozen without a law degree?   Comey willingly turned himself into a political hack and apparently thought his possession of secrets and the fear their potential  disclosure engendered made him as secure as J. Edgar Hoover.

 

 

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June 9, 2017 at 11:28 am

Jim Bunning, R.I.P.

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Hall of Fame pitcher and former Senator Jim Bunning  died this  week,  after suffering a stroke last fall.   He was as blunt and tenacious in Congress as he had been on the athletic field,  but I expect he was always prouder of his perfect games in baseball than of his service in Congress.

 

 

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May 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm

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Mike Lee lets loose…

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Sen. Mike Lee posts a video rant against  Congress here.   It is an epic twelve-mionute rant against the way funding has been done,  and he’s absolutely right.

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October 1, 2016 at 10:08 am

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Comey before Congress…

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I was going to write about FBI Director Comey’s testimony before Congress,  but Chris White has encapsulated it  nicely here.   I didn’t watch all of it,  but I was flabbergasted to learn that Hillary wasn’t under oath when  the FBI interviewed her,  and that he didn’t want to use the gross negligence statute because DOJ thought it might be unconstitutional.   It isn’t job to determine constitutionality.  I’m afraid I nearly spilled my coffee when he was trying to wiggle out of saying that Hillary did anything “wrong.”  All I could think of was her adulterous husband saying it depended on what the meaning of “is” is.   His disinterest in whether she committed perjury was striking.  And he basically said she was not sophisticated enough to understand the markings on classified material.

Director Comey failed to clarify anything,  but he did prove to me he failed to do his job.

 

 

 

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July 7, 2016 at 11:51 pm

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Rep. Fattah expelled…

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For only the sixth time in its history,  Congress has expelled  a member, Pennsylvania representative Chaka Fattah,  who was just convicted on multiple counts of racketeering and fraud.    Fattah didn’t want to resign until the day before his sentencing hearing,  which didn’t sit well with House leadership.   As a point of interest,  all six people expelled have been Democrats,  which is in keeping with the character of their presidential candidate.

 

 

 

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June 24, 2016 at 11:55 pm

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Senator Sessions…

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Jeff Sessions,  the junior senator from Alabama,  is  a bit of  a throwback.   He is a gentleman in an arena filled with hogs.   I can’t say I’m wild about his endorsement of Donald Trump,  but I believe I can depend on him to try to temper some of The Donald’s worst traits.

Unlike His Oneness,  Sen. Sessions has read the Constitution and believes it means something other than an inconvenience to the government.  That alone makes him stand out in the U.S. Congress.

 

 

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June 2, 2016 at 10:14 am

World-class jerk…

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Remember Martin Shkreli,  the pharmaceutical CEO who jacked up the price of a drug used to treat infections in HIV patients?  He was called to testify before Congress,  and did an excellent job  of cementing  his well-earned reputation as a world-class jerk.   I can’t imagine his performance will help him in his trial for fraud charges relating to the hedge fund he managed.

 

 

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February 6, 2016 at 11:48 pm

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