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Schneiderman resigns…

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I’m not the least surprised that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned,  even though I did not know the full extent of his bad actions.   Let’s face it — Schneiderman followed Weiner and Spitzer,  two hideous politicians with  warped personalities and shameful histories.   A bunch of power-hungry  perverts as  Bob McManus so aptly puts it.   Or  bent liberal  heros as Richard Fernandez terms them while explaining why Pres. Trump is so much less frightening to the general public.

Donald Trump forecast   this downfall  years ago.  I presume he read new York newspapers and listened when other people talked.  As for myself,  I just assume that New York is such a political cesspool that anyone who winds up as state A.G.  will be bent.   That currently seems a pretty safe bet.

Democrats obviously see  no downside  to throwing  Schneiderman under the bus, or they would have defended him as they did murderer Ted Kennedy and still do Bob Menendez,  and the bucketful of other bad characters who are Democrats.   I suspect it may be far more costly than they can imagine,  and yes, I most certainly hope it is.

Robert Mueller will miss his corrupt buddy, and the Resistance against Trump loses him as a leader,  but he assaulted women he was involved with, making a mockery of his bona fides to be a liberal leader and a champion of women.   Why does that always seem to be the case?  And why do the  abused women  so rarely go after such rotten men?




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May 9, 2018 at 3:17 pm

New York corruption pit…

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It has long struck me that so much of New York State is bedeviled by corruption.  And then I realize that nearly all of the state is run by Democrats,  and all of the many agencies who should be investigating corruption at all levels are Democrats,  and they are all deeply intertwined and connected to the political machines,  which are themselves quite corrupt.  Thus it falls to the feds to bring charges,  and there are a lot of them to bring.   This is  only the latest.

This  piece by  Seth Barron usefully examines the situation,  but does not offer an immediate solution.   How could it?   The first step would  be to stop electing/hiring crooks and cheats and the morally challenged,  which would pave the way for the second phase,  which is to force agencies to police their own and those those within their purview.

As always,  I am quite satisfied to view New York from afar,  and I would ferociously object to being forced to live there and suffer under its hideous policies.


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April 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm

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More lying…

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Did you believe former Attorney General Loretta Lynch when she claimed that all she and former President Bill Clinton discussed in their private meeting on the airport tarmac was golf and grandchildren?   I suspect you did not for even a nano-second,  because you are not only smarter than that,  you also probably don’t trust the government any more than I do.

And man, were we correct!   Thanks to the indefatigable folks at Judicial Watch,  we have learned that the FBI under Jim Comey  coordinated all the logistics and security for the meeting of those two high-level people.

There is also a report that a tape exists of the meeting,  but NSA refuses to release it.



Written by timeforthorns

March 22, 2018 at 2:31 pm

More government-funded disaster…

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Why do people persist in thinking government displays competence at anything?  Why do taxpayers continue to meekly allow government at any level to confiscate their money, then lie to them and steal from them?  This is  but the latest  example in a long list of  foul-ups,  for which the federal government holds the title as undisputed champion.

The  firm responsible  and one of its partners were already being sued for another structure’s failure,  yet the  Obama Administration   never kicked them off the list.

UPDATE:  And the Florida Department of Transportation was warned of  cracks,  but  didn’t listen  to its voicemail in a timely fashion.


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March 16, 2018 at 2:50 pm

How entertaining…

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The House Intelligence Committee has voted  to release  the four-page memo the GOP prepared,  and against releasing the Democrats’ counter-memo.   The counter-memo was  not released  because it has not been released to the full committee yet.   Democrats are scurrying around with their collective hair on fire,  shrieking unintelligibly about national security and such.

I am certainly looking forward to seeing a summary document of the whole FISA mess which by necessity will mention the Russia collusion and the myriad connections to Hillary,  especially in light of the fact that FBI Director Christopher Wray and  Deputy Attorney General Rod  Rosenstein met with Chairman Devin Nunes to review the memo and Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe  was removed  from his position shortly thereafter.   Was there  some connection  between the memo and McCabe’s departure?   Or did it have to do with the Inspector General’s  scheduled testimony  before Congress,  which has abruptly been canceled?   My remaining question is,  will McCabe be allowed to retire,  or will he be perp-walked out of his house to a holding cell?


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January 30, 2018 at 3:57 pm

Flying high…

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President Trump has cut some funding to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees,  which I would classify as a good start.   In the face of that news, the eternally corrupt Palestinian Authority  is reported  to have purchased a new luxurious $50 million private jet to be used by Pres.  Mahmoud Abbas.

Why we taxpayers are forced to give one red cent to  a fiction  is beyond me.   Abbas and his cronies are not interested in peace,  only in having a “process”  by which he can garner more funding,  precious little of which actually reaches his people.



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January 27, 2018 at 2:58 pm

Progressives ruin another city…

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This time it’s San Francisco,  where Mayor Willie Brown terminated ordinances,  then city district Attorney Terence Hallinan refused to prosecute  so-called “victimless”  crimes involving drugs and prostitution.   The result is that San Francisco now has an  online map  to track poop so pedestrians can try to avoid it.   Public urination is so widespread it has damaged subway elevators and escalators,  building walls and power poles.

The gleaming jewel by the bay  that was San Fran is now a waste pit thanks to the policies of its totally progressive leaders.   Quick,  name me an American city of any size run by liberals of any ethnicity which has improved even slightly in any category whatsoever.   Trick question  — there are none.  Think Baltimore, Maryland, once a jewel of its own with sterling amenities, now a stateside hellhole.  Detroit,  Cleveland,  Reno,  Chicago, Camden,  Memphis,  even New Haven, CT, home to Yale.   All these places have suffered massively from liberal politics and policies,



Written by timeforthorns

January 16, 2018 at 3:31 pm