Conundrums from over the transom

Thanks to DK

A Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing. Here are six conundrums in the United States of America

1. America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is subsidized.

2. Half of the population is subsidized – yet they think they are victims.

3. They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the government.

4. Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep getting poorer.

5. The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about – yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

Think about it! That pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st Century. Who’s doing the math?

Three short sentences tells us a lot.

1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.

Funny how that works. And here’s another one worth considering…

2. Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. But we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of m oney? What’s interesting is the first group “worked for” their money, but the second didn’t.

Think about it…..and Last but not least :

3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.

Am I missing something?

And this analogy/conundrum “A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don’t have one, you’ll probably never need one again.”

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McGruff, the Crime Dog has joined the Robert Mueller team

It is rumored that McGruff, the Crime Dog has joined the Robert Mueller team:

Sources at the White House tell Veritaspac that President Trump is now very worried about the Special Counsel’s investigation.

Mr. Trump feels that the probe has taken a very serious turn, adding McGruff indicates that Mueller is at last reaching out for more competent investigators than he has had so far.

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But, on a far more serious note:

WHERE ARE THEY.?..THE OBAMA HOLDOVERS AND FORMERS ARE OUT!

– Where are all those current and “alumni” agents and Bureau personnel who are alleged to be outraged by the discredit heaped on the DOJ and FBI by Mueller, Rosensterin, and Comey? Got writer’s cramp?

– Is it time to disband the FBI as it becomes more and more like a state secret police organization? Even if Trump does succeed in ridding Justice and the FBI of the corrupt leaders put in place by the previous administration, dangerous patterns of behavior have been established; What happens when an administration as corrupt as the previous one comes to power? May we see the same faces or at least people of the same ill-will toward America and as contemptuous toward the Constitution and America’s traditional values?

– The American people are constantly reminded that these entities (DOJ, FBI) are filled with dedicated, patriotic, hardworking men and women, committed to high purpose. We’ve seen, however, that when a few corrupt, dishonest individuals motivated by far less than noble aims take control, the efforts of the ‘dedicated’ agents and staffers are effectively directed toward the devious, dangerous and far less honorable ends chosen by the leadership.

– We constantly hear that many in the FBI and Justice are furious with the behavior and the tactics of the Loretta Lynches, the Comeys, the McCabes, and many other former top officials and key people put in place by the Obama regime. But where are they? They’ve continued to collect their pay, do as they are directed by the likes of Sally Yates or Peter Strzok, or any other superior, however unsavory the actions they are directed to do might be.

– We have also noted, and understand, that, when it’s all said and done, the rank and file agents, lawyers, and other staffers are people like every other average work-a-day American, with families and mortgages and pension benefits.

– And yet, we are also reminded almost daily how “dedicated and committed to a ‘high purpose or calling’…to the security of the American people and to the concept of justice for all” that these members of the FBI and Justice are…

– Well, then, we ask, where are they when so much in terms of national security and justice are at stake…guarding their livelihoods? or faithful to their “high calling”?            DLH


Via The Hill:

More than 200 former Justice Department officials have signed onto a letter expressing support for special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein amid speculation that President Trump could soon move to dismiss them.

“Many of us served with Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein,” the letter reads. “Those of us who served with these men know them to be dedicated public servants committed to these principles.”

“Not only is it an insult to their public service, but any attempt to corrupt or undermine the even-handed application of the rule of law threatens the foundation of our Republic,” the letter reads.

As of Saturday afternoon, the letter had been signed by 245 former officials.

The letter comes as speculation swirls that Trump could soon move to dismiss Rosenstein, who is charged with overseeing the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Trump has also bristled at Mueller’s role in the Russia investigation, and has reportedly sought, at least twice, to remove him from office.

The president bridled this week at the news that FBI agents had raided the hotel room and office of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, calling the search a “disgrace” and an “attack on our country.”

The raid was conducted after federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained a search warrant based in part on a referral from Mueller.

Prosecutors revealed in court documents this week that Cohen has been the subject of a criminal investigation for months. The New York Times reported Friday that Trump’s advisers have become increasingly worried that the corruption probe involving Cohen could pose more of a threat to Trump’s presidency than the Russia investigation.

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LATE BREAKING NEWS!!! PBNTY – “Jamesoleus Comeycapsus” sighted

PBNTY (Plausible But Not True Yet)

DNC Sues Trump Campaign, the Russian Federation, WikiLeaks, the General Staff of the Russian Federation, Paul Manafort, and the maker of “Make America Great Again” hats

– Suit Charges That “Significant Harm” Was Inflicted Upon “Plaintiff” (Apparently Hillary and the DNC):

– Reports are That Maker Of “Pussy Hats” are also Suing “MAGA” Maker

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STILL LATER BREAKING NEWS!!! PBNTY

-Scientist Announce Discovery of World’s Largest Weasel:
Reported to be 6’8″ long and walks upright on two legs  (additional sightings/pictograph below)

-Also Said to Have Chameleon-like Characteristics…Can Change Color and Patterns To Blend Into Almost Any Carpet or Drape Decor;

New Breed of Weasel Also Said to be non-binary Gender; Sightings reported From New York to Washington DC in recent Weeks

Scientists Have dubbed the New Discovery “Jamesoleus Comeycapsus”

DLH

 

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We expect nothing more from Pulitzer prize people

  • Kendrick Lamar’s music award for lyrics that read like a porn script 
  • What frauds
  • From yellow journalism to purple prose set to purely synthetic “music”
  • Pulitzer defining the culture

30-year-old rapper Kendrick Lamar just made history by scoring a Pulitzer Prize for his album ‘Damn’ 

Not even CNN would consider it prudent to actually print the lyrics from the playlist on the Kendrick Lamar album receiving the award, perhaps especially the much heralded item “Humble”on the album. It is left to us.  Behold what gets such prestigious awards.

Humble Lyrics      by Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar

Hol’ up, bitch) sit down

(Hol’ up lil’ bitch, hol’ up lil’ bitch) be humble
(Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Sit down, hol’ up, lil’ bitch)
Be humble (bitch)
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up) bitch, sit down
Lil’ bitch (hol’ up, lil’ bitch) be humble
(Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up) be humble
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, lil’ bitch) sit down
(Hol’ up lil’ bitch) be humble
(Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Hol’ up, sit down, lil’ bitch)
(Sit down, lil’ bitch, be humble)
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, lil’ bitch) bitch, sit down
(Hol’ up, bitch) be humble
(Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up)

Who dat nigga thinkin’ that he frontin’ on man, man? (Man, man)
Get the fuck off my stage, I’m the Sandman (Sandman)
Get the fuck off my dick, that ain’t right
I make a play fuckin’ up your whole life
I’m so fuckin’ sick and tired of the Photoshop 
Show me somethin’ natural like afro on Richard Pryor
 Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretchmarks 
Still will take you down right on your mama’s couch in Polo socks, ayy 
This shit way too crazy, ayy, you do not amaze me, ayy
I blew cool from AC, ayy, Obama just paged me, ayy 
I don’t fabricate it, ayy, most of y’all be fakin’, ayy 
I stay modest ’bout it, ayy, she elaborate it, ayy
 This that Grey Poupon, that Evian, that TED Talk, ayy
Watch my soul speak, you let the meds talk, ayy 
If I kill a nigga, it won’t be the alcohol, ayy 
I’m the realest nigga after all, bitch, be humble

(Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Hol’ up lil’ bitch, hol’ up lil’ bitch) be humble
(Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Sit down, hol’ up, lil’ bitch) 
Be humble (bitch) 
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up) bitch, sit down 
Lil’ bitch (hol’ up, lil’ bitch) be humble
( Hol’ up, bitch) sit down 
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up) be humble
 (Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, lil’ bitch) sit down 
(Hol’ up lil’ bitch) be humble
 (Hol’ up, bitch) sit down 
(Hol’ up, sit down, lil’ bitch) 
(Sit down, lil’ bitch, be humble) 
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, lil’ bitch) bitch, sit down
 (Hol’ up, bitch) be humble
 (Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
 (Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up)

The prize winning album includes this song for the ages, soon to be in elevators and grocery stores: Lust

I need some water
Somethin’ came over me
Way too high to simmer down
Might as well overheat
Too close to comfort
That blood rush my favorite thing
Heart beat racin’ like a junkie’s
I just need you to want me
Am I askin’ too much?
Let me put the head in
Ooh, I don’t want more than that
Girl, I respect the cat
I promise just a touch
Let me put the head in
“It’s okay,” she said, “It’s okay”

eah, I need everybody’s motherfuckin’ hands up right now
I need everybody’s motherfuckin’
Door and his Nike Air Rattles
 Rush the fire exit, no time for battles
 Well I, I never expected
 This that new, new shit
This that new, new shit

Wake up in the mornin’ thinkin’ ’bout money, kick your feet up
 Watch you a comedy, take a shit, then roll some weed up
Go hit you a lick, go fuck on a bitch
 Don’t go to work today, cop you a fit
 Maybe some cakes and make you 
Door in his Nike Air Rattles
Rush the fire exit, no time for battles 
Well I, I never expected
 Wake up in the mornin’ thinkin’ ’bout money, kick your feet up
 Watch you a comedy, hol’ up
 Wake up in the mornin’ thinkin’ ’bout money, kick your feet up
 Watch you a comedy, take a shit, then roll some weed up
 Go hit you a lick, go fuck on a bitch, don’t go to work today 
Cop you a fit or maybe some kicks and make it work today
 Hang with your homies, stunt on your baby mama
 Sip some lean, go get a pistol, shoot out the window
 Bet your favorite team, play you some Madden 
Go to the club, or your mama house
 Whatever you doin’ just make it count
 I need some water 
Wake up in the mornin’ thinkin’ ’bout money, kick your feet up
 Hop in the shower, put on your makeup, lace your weave up 
Touchin’ yourself, call up your nigga, tell him he ain’t shit 
Credit card scam, get you a Visa, make him pay your rent
 Hop on the ‘gram, flex on the bitches that be hatin’ on you
 Pop you a pill, call up your bitches, have ’em waitin’ on you
 Go to the club, have you some fun, make that ass bounce
 It’s whatever, just make it count

We will reset the line spacing later today, as if it matters.    R Mall and DLH

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Can MAGA win this fall?

Short answer is yes.  No thanks to current Republican legislative leadership.

Republicans can still keep the House and even gain in the Senate, and this time  to an effect.  In part it must involve a culling of the herd (thankfully some are “self-culling”) and replacement with serious patriots. With RINO fifth-column operatives and Republican establishment ineptness (at best), it will not be easy and will need to reflect, as did the 2016 election, a rejection of “mainstream” media.

Electoral victory will require hard-nosed practical politcal education — of donors and voters. The message should be fearsome. The attempt by leftists to regain blue color America to reliable Democrat fold can be thwarted.  Current legislative leadership needs to go. Voters see them as business as usual and self-serving types, (and we cannot argue against that).

Related articles of note:

Why the Center Cannot Hold   by Laura Hollis at Townhall. Bold emphasis ours.

For months, the American press, aghast at Donald Trump’s presidency, has been predicting a “blue wave” — voters sweeping Republicans out office and instead electing a massive number of Democrats.

There’s no question that Democrats and progressives despise Trump and are motivated to vote. But the left-wing media engages in what I call “progpaganda” — the promotion of things they want to be true, endeavoring to shape events, and not merely report on them. This is the same group predicting with “99 percent certainty” that Hillary Clinton was going to win the White House.

American voters appear to have gotten wise to the press’ efforts. But for some inscrutable reason, Republican politicians haven’t. Thus, true to form, the GOP is running with their tails tucked between their legs in an effort to escape the political tsunami that probably wouldn’t occur if they didn’t create it themselves. This year has an unusually high number of congressional Republicans retiring — at last count, more than 40 — including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who won his last election by nearly 35 percentage points.

The buzz is that those retiring see the writing on the wall, and are getting out while the getting’s good. (Vox put it bluntly: “Republicans are screwed.”) Some even speculate that establishment Republicans (who loathe Trump as much as the Democrats) are willing to lose Congress to thwart Trump and make a point.

Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Jennifer Rubin, a conservative writer for The Washington Post, explained in an interview with Politico that, having left the Republican Party, she does not see herself ever going back. Rubin — and plenty of others on the right — blame Trump for the GOP’s implosion.

They have it exactly backwards. It is the GOP’s self-destruction that made Trump’s meteoric rise not only possible, but inevitable. The roots of Trump’s triumph can be seen in the “shellacking” that voters gave Democrats in 2010, when they handed Republicans control of the House, and again in 2014 when Republicans took control of the Senate.

Then, as now, the GOP listened to the press, but not the people.

Republican and other conservative voters have been begging the GOP to represent their interests in Congress — to no avail. The people want reduced taxation, simplified regulation, and — critically — enforcement of our immigration laws. (Trump’s popular bluster notwithstanding, we don’t really need a wall on our southern border; we need to enforce the laws we have on the books.) They want an end to interminable foreign wars and to international agreements that penalize American companies and American workers.

How hard is any of this to understand?

When the GOP took control of the House in 2010, they told voters they couldn’t do anything without the Senate. When voters gave them the Senate in 2014, the GOP complained that anything they passed would be vetoed by President Obama, a Democrat. In 2016, voters gave the GOP-controlled Congress a Republican president who would sign any remotely conservative legislation they sent across his desk — whereupon Congress proceeded to do nearly nothing legislatively, save for a tax overhaul.

It’s almost as if, lacking any further excuses for political inertia, Republicans have thrown up their hands and are running for the exits. The predicted “blue wave” isn’t the explanation. It isn’t even their excuse. It’s their reprieve.

Republicans who blame Trump for their current circumstances are fools or blinkered cowards. Trump is only in the White House because the public got fed up with the GOP’s ambivalence, incompetence and incessant capitulation to a perennially hostile (and often frankly deceitful) media.

Compare the press’ coverage of Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election with their complaints about Trump in 2016. Romney is upright, steadfast, honorable, truthful, moral, faithful to his wife, dignified, polite and respectful to his political opponents. The press characterized him as evil incarnate; a soulless, grasping robber baron willing to see widows and orphans die to advance his fortune. In 2016, they suddenly purported to care about honor, dignity and “statesmanship.”

Had Republicans displayed the courage of their convictions in the years leading up to 2016, instead of sucking their thumbs every time the press lied about them, voters would have had much greater confidence in the other GOP presidential candidates. As it was, having been sold down the river too many times, voters picked an outsider who clearly could stand up to the press and the left.

Those who bemoan the rise of populist politicians like Trump and the loss of the “political center” bring to mind “Slouching Towards Bethlehem,” a song written by Joni Mitchell (and based upon the poem, “The Second Coming,” by William Butler Yeats). Mitchell writes:

Things fall apart
The center cannot hold
And a blood-dimmed tide
Is loosed upon the world…
The best lack conviction
Given some time to think
And the worst are full of passion
Without mercy

When the best among us — our leaders — lack conviction, what arises in their place is often the product of frustration and resentment. From there, it is backlash after backlash.

The predicted “blue wave” may take place. If it does, it’s worth asking what America will look like if progressives get control of the government. Because they will not suffer from the timidity and self-abasement that Republicans have shown.


Because of current Republican legislative leadership people may not vote “for” Republicans.  But they can be informed enough to hold their noses and vote the Republican line as it is still the only hope.

Via The Federalist, Jane Robbins writing:

New Polls Undermine Forecast Of Blue Wave In Midterms
A trove of new polling shows the once-formidable lead Democrats had in the generic congressional ballot is nearly gone.


R Mall

 

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Pontificating from the sewer

This Patriot Post item presents a fine analysis of the “evangelical” view of human failures and politics.  Those that I know are largely policy driven.  Sure I have known a few prigs and the holier-than-thou types. They range from being tools, political nincompoops, lazy (intellectually and otherwise), impractical, and of the ilk: any excuse to equivocate and  vote for a Democrat. Their view if social justice is corrupt.

Comey Tees Up Demos’ 2018 ‘Morality’ Play

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In the now-infamous ABC News interview promoting his new book, disgraced former FBI Director James Comey pontificated on Donald Trump. The interviewer was George Stephanopoulos, former White House communications director for Bill Clinton, and he asked Comey, “You write that President Trump is ‘unethical,’ ‘untethered to the truth.’ Is Donald Trump unfit to be president?” Comey answered, “Yes, but not in the way I often hear people talk about it. I don’t buy the stuff about him being mentally incompetent, or early stages of dementia. He strikes me as a person of above-average intelligence, who’s tracking conversations and knows what’s going on. I don’t think he’s medically unfit to be president. I think he’s morally unfit to be president.”

And there it is, the foundation Democrats and the Left are seeking to build as the core of their political platform for the 2018 midterms: “Trump is not fit for office because of his lack of morality.” The plan appears to be using this not as a “get the vote out” message to a Democrat base that is already chomping at the bit to hit back at Trump, but it is instead designed to discourage conservatives from supporting Republican candidates. The mainstream media’s drum-banging on Trump’s lack of moral character has been especially aimed at conservative evangelicals. The question posed: “How can you willing give your support to such an immoral man and still claim to be committed to promoting morality? Isn’t that hypocritical?”

It may prove to be an effective campaign tactic; time will tell. However, it first presumes that Trump’s lack of high moral character was an unknown issue, when the fact is it has been well known since long before he decided to run for office. Second, it assumes that conservative evangelical voters are essentially cultish followers of personality rather than focused on the issues. Conservatives in general tend to be more issue-driven than emotionally driven in their politics, and evangelicals are no exception. In fact, many evangelicals who did vote for Trump made the decision by weighing the options between two heavily flawed and morally compromised candidates, looked at where they stood on the important issues, and chose accordingly.

Finally, Democrats and the Left have been engaged in this anti-Trump #Resistance ever since he won the election. Comey’s assertion that Trump is “morally unfit for office” is yet another salvo from anti-Trumpers in their ongoing fight to get him removed from office. But the Democrats have a problem. What is it that Democrats are offering the American people, other than more anti-Trump vitriol? So far, they have come out against the obviously beneficial Republican tax cuts, against securing America’s border, against legislation on DACA, against the Rule of Law (see California declaring itself state a sanctuary haven for illegal aliens), and against Americans’ Second Amendment rights. Instead, Democrats and their cohorts in the mainstream media have doubled down on riding the anti-Trump train, projecting that it will carry them on a blue wave back into congressional power. Will it work? They hope so, but of course if it doesn’t they can always blame the Russians.

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Second Amendment Interlude

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We’re thinking maybe people know who the real lying POS is

From a morning AOL feed:

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Yes bad government is the people’s failure

  • But the Paul Ryans (and Mitch McConnells) have/had a special responsibility

Nathanael Blake writing at Townhall has a fundamentally sound article recommended in its entirety, excerpt here:

You Need To Do A Lot More Than Voting To Be A Good Citizen 

. . . For most people the effort required to understand politics and policy is disproportionate to their ability to influence them. Unless one enjoys that sort of thing, it is rational to ignore politics, or to align with a party that seems to generally fit one’s views, even if one does not understand all the issues. And people who mostly care about only a few issues may align with interest groups, and follow their lead in supporting a party.

Even political junkies do this. The passionate and informed health-care policy wonk may ignore nuclear power plant regulations, or trade policy in Southeast Asia, or legal debates over Chevron deference. These are important issues, but we are finite beings, and not even a devoted genius could hope to master all of public policy. And many of those who do follow politics are paying attention only for daily hits of rage.

We are all rationally ignorant of many things, even those relating to our interests and passions. But it is one thing for a guitar player to not understand the physics of circuit design in a tube amplifier; it is another for a free citizen to not know the basics of the government he or she is part of. The former is rational ignorance, the latter is abdication. The difference is self-rule. In the United States, the people are the sovereign. We are not meant to simply be servants and consumers of government, but its masters.

Thus, the problem of public ignorance is not just that of politicians exploiting it—for instance, to strip away constitutional rights. It also raises the question of who we are. There is something servile about free men and women declining to participate in governing themselves. While we cannot learn all the details of policy in every domain, we can at least understand the basics, and basis, of our government. To abandon this is not like neglecting to keep up foreign language skills, or some other worthy but peripheral endeavor. Rather, it is to abandon our identity as free, self-governing citizens, and instead to become subjects.

. . . Voting cannot save us. Indeed, by itself, voting is only the most marginal form of civic participation. In a debased culture, votes hardly matter, for politics will follow the culture. If we improve the culture, the politics may follow.

However, there are no certainties in a free society. Attempts at renewal may fail, and such failure may be made more likely by the potential for rational ignorance to produce a tragedy of the commons. In a corrupt, selfish society, it may seem rational for responsible people to embrace a quietist ignorance of politics, but this only exacerbates the political problem.

. . . Those who retreat into private life will find that, although they have no interest in politics, politics is interested in them. The price of freedom and self-government is the responsibility of self-government.

In reflecting on the first article about each citizens responsibility, which we heartily endorse, we also recognize that the Paul Ryan’s have/had a special responsibility, that is if they ever believed their own rhetoric.  That responsibility does not require definitive success, but to try,  to be defeated (they can’t eat you), to (forgive such crazy talk) risk reelection in a way that lays groundwork for good and isolates or undermines that which needs to be opposed, to recognize degenerative compromises, the ratcheting up of big government . . .to not facilitate what you say you oppose. In that regard, this article also at Townhall is compelling:

 Not Only Did Paul Ryan Not Fix Entitlements, He Made Them Worse 

Concluding summation by the author of the above article after exposing the rhetoric – reality divide:

Primum non nocere—first, do no harm. Ryan may not have had the power to compel Republicans to reform entitlements, but he did have the power—if he had had the courage—to prevent his own party from making the problem any worse. He did not.

In life, family first, indeed, but military and other families succeed under more trying conditions than congressional service presents, so let us not hear of that Ryan retirement BS.

It is critical to change the underpinnings of cultural/ structural decay, especially academia (those who teach the children rule the world), to seize every day to work to restore and abide by limitations on government, and then go home.  Instead he/they allowed “the system” to control, and maybe he/they favor much of it after all, with a few demurrals. We often see about the sincerity of such as them, in their retirement gigs.

R Mall

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PAUL RYAN? I DON’T KNOW HIM VERY WELL…

…but I wouldn’t buy a used car from him.

A man of “integrity’? . . . Define “integrity”.

Paul Ryan: Comey a Man of Integrity, ‘As Far as I Know’ Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) said former FBI Director James Comey was a man of integrity, as far as he knew.

When asked if Comey is a man of integrity Ryan said, “As far as I know. I don’t know him very well. I’ve — two or three briefings is about what I had with James Comey.”
Todd asked, “Would you take him at his word? Would you trust his judgment?”
Ryan added, “Look. I’m not going to try and help sell some books.”     DLH


Memo to the outgoing Speaker:  A man of integrity does let the powerful get away with such “extreme carelessness” towards national security that would result in indictments if it were a lowly sergeant or GS7 or a government contractor of any stripe. A man of integrity does not run a law enforcement agency with deputies who lie to Congress and their own agency or are politically motivated.  A man of integrity does not consult polls before making public information they have a right to know.      R Mall

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