A Political (but not apolitical) Thread

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In the hope of maintaining sanity...and keeping the other threads on-topic...here's a new thread where you can discuss politics all weekend long. Please use this post for that purpose.

Last evening, I found myself in the car. While I usually use car time as an escape...where I listen to music or sports radio...last night I found the radio tuned to The Mark Levin Show. Again, I don't usually listen to this program but I found myself interested in the discussion. Today, I went to the Mark Levin Show website (http://www.marklevinshow.com) and found the recorded podcast.

This recording begins with a discussion of the U.S. Constitution featuring current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. From there, it segues to the observations of Alexis de Tocqueville and Levin's own statement that the U.S. has transitioned into a form of "post-Constitutional soft tyranny". All of this combines to explain the Trump candidacy and why it may succeed.

With the U.S. election just 11 days away, I thought that this audio was something that many folks here would find insightful and relevant. Please give it a listen and then, as mentioned above, let's try to keep the inevitable "political" comments confined to this thread for the weekend.

TF

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Turd Ferguson's picture

Audio quality

MODERATOR

In order to cut this down to less than 13 minutes, I had to re-record the podcast on my own computer. So the audio isn't the best but it is what it is.

marchas45's picture

Well lets See

How this thread goes Lol Keep Stacking

I really enjoyed that but truth be told I wasn't really that excited to listen.

O! By The Way. 1st

billhilly's picture

SHillery...

Well maybe the FBI can get it right this time.

and, you know, the moral of the whole story is that shit comes back onto you when you deserve it.  This is Karma.

AGAU's picture

 Sweet day today miners

 Sweet day today miners holding up well gold silver fighting hard and the icing on the cake

Hillary's fat arse is back in the sling  - Oh joy!!!

Maybe she should start singing  - Led zeppelin has the lyrics for you Clinton , you and your  corrupt buddies!!

Hangman hangman hold it for little while

I think I see my friends coming, riding many a mile

Friends you get some silver?

Did you get a little Gold?

What did you bring me, my dear friends

To keep me from the Gallows Pole

What did you bring me to keep me from the gallows pole?

Crickets chirping!!!!   hopefully   you are on your own now bitch!!!

batting500's picture

My thoughts...

First off, I am a Conservative (not necessarily a Republican but the two are close enough).  Trump was far and away my last choice of candidates on the Republican side.  I still intend to vote for him.

I wonder if the steady drip of Podesta's emails released by Wikileaks was hammering the internal/private polling even more then what we see.  Perhaps this Reopening of the investigation is intended to give up a short term drop that can stem the flow of the Wiki releases - the cure being offered up in a few days at most.  Which is this investigation declaring Hillary is again clean and clear of all wrongdoing issued by Comey/the FBI.

Good Luck to All...

batting500

ps  To Quote Harry S. Truman  ~ "You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook." 

imfd's picture

Unrelated case

Perhaps the unrelated case was the murder of the poor intern some time ago, Seth Rich, now that would be something that not even the FBI could overlook.

marchas45's picture

LMAO

The FBI's case was opened  because of the case involving Anthony Weiner.  Talk about getting it rammed. Lol

I can see all the jokes now. What a time to be alive. Keep Stacking

Turd Ferguson's picture

Re the Hillary news

MODERATOR

See this:

So the new emails surfaced from Huma's phone or computer. Interesting. This might indeed be something significant.

billhilly's picture

Mr. T...

Fine thinking regarding this thread.  I bet it'll be a busy place this weekend. 

Thanks for all the great work you do !

Being a betting kinda guy, I'm thinking the over/under on number of comments is 350 by Monday am.  My stab in the dark will be the over, and 387 will be my guess. 

Should be a fun weekend here, lots of smart folks with good common sense.

Turd Ferguson's picture

Post-Constitutional Soft Tyranny

MODERATOR

In case you haven't figured out...and in case anyone cares...this is precisely where I think we are in the U.S. today. Which is also why TurdFork often flies this flag:

Turd Ferguson's picture

for what it's worth

MODERATOR

Earlier today, you could bet Trump at +375. This means that for every $10 wagered, you could make $37.50 if Turmp wins.

This afternoon, the odds have been cut by 1/3 to +250.

mavens's picture

I am a big fan of Mark Levin

That man is the troof....

Highly recommend Levintv.com and he just announced that he is broadening this platform into a network called crtv.com (I believe) and will include content by Mark Steyn and Michelle Malkin.

Levin was reading out of his book, The Liberty Amendments, yesterday on his show.  Also very highly recommended...

Dirt_Reynolds's picture

I view this thread as a canvas for

AE to unload on.

#keepstacking.

lakedweller2's picture

POTUS

He (POTUS) has to be considered to be part of the Hillary scenario during anytime she worked for him.  If he found her performance objectionable as a Cabinet Member ( he appointed), he would have slid her out the back door. 

Problem:  the President has more immunity than the appointed group of "public servants".

Question:  what happened to all those appointed Czar persons that circumvented the official structure.  Maybe the emails circumvented the official system because the Administrative Branch circumvented the official system.  Obama is far from the first in this long line of possible leaders who have operated outside the legal system.  It has just gotten more blatant as there are no checks and balances.

Danforth Coxwell's picture

Have no fear….

because Carlos Danger is here!!!!!!

@viking_analytix's picture

Freedom

I just want to be free.  We have less liberties now than the colonies did in 1776.

BillD's picture

This Comey/Hillary thing broke about 1:30 ET

So if you want to follow it bit by bit... go back to Turd's posts of 1:30 or so and page forward...  Just to "catch up" as this thing developed and is developing... lol ... cooldevil

Swineflogger's picture

An Oldie But Still A Goodie . . . . . . . . .

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Markedtofuture's picture

New Clinton Emails Emerged As Part Of Probe Into Anthony Weiner'

In the latest stunning revelation in today's saga involving the FBI's second probe, moments ago the NYT reported that the new emails uncovered in the closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server were discovered after the F.B.I. seized electronic devices belonging to Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner.

The F.B.I. is investigating illicit text messages that Mr. Weiner sent to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. The bureau told Congress on Friday that it had uncovered new emails related to the Clinton case — one federal official said they numbered in the thousands — potentially reigniting an issue that has weighed on the presidential campaign and offering a lifeline to Donald J. Trump less than two weeks before the election.

Until recently Anthony Weiner was married to Hillary Clinton's closest aide, Huma Abedin, who separated from Weiner recently after news emerged that Weiner had engaged in an online affair with an underage girl.

The F.B.I. told Congress that it had uncovered new emails related to the closed investigation into whether Mrs. Clinton or her aides had mishandled classified information, potentially reigniting an issue that has weighed on the presidential campaign and offering a lifeline to Donald J. Trump less than two weeks before the election.

One clue as to what the FBI may have uncovered comes courtesy of FOIAed Judicial Watch email disclosures, revealed one month ago, according to which Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department, Cheryl Mills, had received classified national security information through one of two or three personal, unsecured email accounts she regularly used to communicate with Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Approximately 10 percent of Abedin’s emails released through Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act requests were addressed to one of Mills’ various personal email addresses. As WND reported at the timeseveral were found to contain such highly sensitive material that the State Department redacted 100 percent of the content pages, marking many pages with a bold stamp reading “PAGE DENIED.”

Of the more than 160 emails in the latest Judicial Watch release, some 110 emails – two-thirds of the total – were forwarded by Abedin to two personal addresses she controlled. The Washington Times reported in August 2015 that the State Department had admitted to a federal judge that Abedin and Mills used personal email accounts to conduct government business in addition to Clinton’s private clintonemail.com to transact State Department business.

In a curious twist, one heavily redacted email, dated May 15, 2009, was sent by the infamous Doug Band (who until today was the primary source of headaches for Hillary Clinton due to his role as head of the Clinton Foundation-linked Teneo consulting firm whose recently leaked confidential memo exposed the fund flows involving Bill Clinton), to Mills at a personal address and to Huma Abedin at her State Department address.

Band was forwarding to Mills and Abedin an email request from an associate who was seeking a State Department position in Charleston, South Carolina. Attached was a letter that the office-seeker had first sent to Bill Clinton containing the office-seeker’s resume . In the email Band was making a State Department job request on behalf of a Clinton Foundation and/or Teneo-related person.

The email from Band was completely redacted, except for a salutation and first sentence. The letter the office-seeker had sent to President Clinton, as well as the office-seeker’s résumé, was redacted except for a phrase that reads, “Well organized, driven professional.”

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A second email dated May 15, 2009, was sent by Abedin from her State Department email to her personal email, presumably humamabedin@yahoo.com. Abedin apparently was archiving in her personal email account an email Hillary Clinton sent her from Clinton’s private email server at HDR22@clintonemail.com. Abedin was asked to print out attachments to an email Mills sent via a private address the previous day to Clinton involving “timetables and deliverables” for her review via Alec Ross, a technology policy expert who then held the title of senior adviser for innovation to Secretary Clinton.

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The two pages of timetables and deliverables attached to the email were 100 percent redacted, with “PAGE DENIED” stamped across the first redacted page.

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Ironically, it appears that Donald Trump was spot on once again, first with a recent statement on the Huma-Abedin split:

DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT ON HILLARY CLINTON’S BAD JUDGMENT

"Huma is making a very wise decision. I know Anthony Weiner well, and she will be far better off without him. I only worry for the country in that Hillary Clinton was careless and negligent in allowing Weiner to have such close proximity to highly classified information. Who knows what he learned and who he told? It's just another example of Hillary Clinton's bad judgment. It is possible that our country and its security have been greatly compromised by this.” - Donald J. Trump

and then, previously with this August 3, 2015 tweet:

 Follow

Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump

It came out that Huma Abedin knows all about Hillary’s private illegal emails. Huma’s PR husband, Anthony Weiner, will tell the world.

11:50 AM - 3 Aug 2015​​​​​ 2,8352,835 likes

Well, maybe not tell the world, but certainly drag Hillary into another scandal just as she appeared certain to win the election.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-28/new-clinton-emails-emerged-part-probe-anthony-weiners-electronic-devices-nyt

 

Turd Ferguson's picture

From our buddy, Dr Janda

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I heard around 1 this afternoon from friends in DC ....the case was re-opened because of 2 possible avenues.... Assange will drop a big hit within 48 hours.... could be Comey was given a coming attraction with the opportunity to get ahead of his announcement plus.... Abed in, Hillary's trusted "assistant",  e-mailed herself the e-mails between her and Hillary that were then part of the deleted 33,000 e-mails.  it so happens that her hubby.... Anthony Weiner  ( Twitter pervert) got a hold of them as well.... so it appears America will be saved by Weiner's weiner.  Her campaign is imploding... her manager Mook just deleted his entire Twitter file.... too little ... too late..... they are ALL lawyering up.

I knew something was up big time last night when all of the trolls coming after me for my opposition to Obama Care and Hillary Care stopped abruptly last night. I even sent a note to several of the scum asking them if they stopped " loving me".... no response.  Big time social media people like Cernovich also noted the pull back of the trolls.  In addition, I heard from my contacts in Chicago ALL street money from Hillary stopped abruptly this morning.... same in Philly. 

She is done.... I mean done.  Her Parkinsons Disease is now the least of her very big problems. Being the jerk I am.... this morning I ordered an orange jump suit from Amazon and had it delivered to Hillary's HQ.

I love the smell off burning Globalists!

Dave

texmex66's picture

Please! Let's Not Get All Giddy Over This.

This may be exactly what the criminals want. BO could cancel the election as has been reported awhile back and remain POTUS. Also, the DNC could nominate whoever they want, some have mentioned Michelle or JoeB. This could turn out to be far worse for us than an outright fraudulent HRC win. God Help Us!

66

crylandjr's picture

If Trump wins

TEOTGKE will be blamed on "right wing populism and free market economics". Be careful what you wish for, even though it's amazingly satisfying to watch the Hitlery campaign go down in flames. My 2 devalued pennies. 

texmex66's picture

Did Gold Just Spike to $1284?

Anyone else see that?

66

EDIT: must be a bad print at the bullion desk. https://www.bulliondesk.com/

Jihk2431's picture

I will steer clear of anything involving Michelle Malkin

If you've never seen it, look up when Alex Jones (not a fan of Alex in case you need to know) confronted her on her full support and justification of World War II internment camps and racial profiling.  She has been a wannabe neocon for years.  

Jihk2431's picture

Hot damn! I love Dr. Janda!

If all this is true, then I agree they are setting us up for a delayed or canceled election.  Buckle up.

matt_'s picture

Re: If Trump wins

If Trump doesn't win, then TEOTGKE will be blamed on "right wing populism and free market economics".

I think this is a heads I win, tails you lose situation.

gold slut's picture

New evidence?

The first thing that jumped into my twisted, sceptical little mind when this came out was....

Are TPTB going to nobble their candidate after the farce of letting her off?

Nah!

As the new evidence was on Huma's phone, are they going to throw Huma under the bus so they can say "yeah, lots of wrong-doing, but it was Huma, nothing to do with Saint Hitlery!  See, she is squeaky clean after all! STFU about it Trump!"

I hope Huma likes prison food and women in comfortable shoes.

Stack on chaps.

lakedweller2's picture

Dr Janda

Based on your recent comments to TF above, I get the distinct impression you aren't missing fixing bones. Appears you are having way too much fun!

Whitecastle123's picture

Trump silver rounds

Can someone post a link where they bought them please?   

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