Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Lt. Col. Vindman Facing Calls to Be Court Martialed

Via Cousin John

 co. alexander vindman speaks to the house committee about ukraine
 Mother said never trust a man with a weak chin.

Despite U.S. whistleblower protections and warnings against reprisals, a former Trump and Bush administration advisor believes Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman must be "court martialed" for speaking out against the president and violating his chain of command.
Christian Whiton tweeted Saturday:
"To protect the military from being seen as political, Vindman must be court martialed for speaking contemptuously of the President and violating the chain of command. The law isn't optional just because an officer hates his commander in chief."
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For Democrats, It's All About Power

Via Red Pill Jew via Bastion of Liberty

Meadows Warns GOP Senators On Impeachment & Graham on Bidens’ Ukraine Shadiness: There’s a ‘Tsunami’ of Evidence. Why the Lack of Interest?

Via Billy

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 27: U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) speaks to members of the media as Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) listen prior to the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol January 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. The defense team will continue its arguments on day six of the Senate impeachment trial.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) warned Republican Senators during a Monday night interview on CBS News that if they break with President Donald Trump and side with the Democrats that they will face “political repercussions” for their actions.

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Lindsey Graham Crashes All Over the Bidens’ Ukraine Shadiness: There’s a ‘Tsunami’ of Evidence. Why the Lack of Interest?

'Gross Mischaracterization': DOJ Shoots Down New NYT Bolton Report

'Gross Mischaracterization': DOJ Shoots Down New NYT Bolton Report
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Monday, January 27, 2020

Walker Percy’s Homage to Robert E. Lee

 


Lee In The Mountains, By Donald Davidson  
Walking into the shadows, walking alone
Where the sun falls through the ruined boughs of locust
Up to the president's office. . . .Hearing the voices
Whisper, Hush, it is General Lee! And strangely
Hearing my own voice say, Good morning, boys.
(Don't get up. You are early. It is long
Before the bell. You will have long to wait
On these cold steps. . . .)
The young have time to wait 


More @ NamSouth


Bazz, his wife Rachel and Dixie at General Pender's grave at Calvary Episcopal church in Tarboro when they were our house guests some years ago.

Bazz, RIP, said he could never read Lee In The Mountains without crying.
 
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The novelist Walker Percy was inescapably Southern by virtually any measure. Born May 28, 1916 in Birmingham, he lived briefly in Athens, Georgia following the death of this father, grew up in Greenville, Mississippi, and lived most of his adult life in Louisiana, in New Orleans and Covington.

Both the culture into which he was born, and the fatherly—as well as literary—influence of his older cousin William Alexander Percy, who raised him and his two brothers in Greenville following his mother’s death, helped to mold some of his fundamental views for the rest of his life. Will Percy, author of Lanterns on the Levee, was partly responsible, by both precept and example, for instilling the stoic philosophy and, relatedly, something of the southern chivalric code, neither of which Walker as an adult could ever disown.[1]

Dershowitz delivers spirited constitutional defense of Trump

West Virginia in the Un-Civil War: The Union Annexation of 50 Virginia Counties

Via Mike

Confederate Monument in Romney, WV
 Confederate Monument in Romney, WV

I have no doubt that the great majority of the people of West Virginia today believe they are better off separated from Virginia. They have their own two U.S. senators, and most importantly, they are not ruled by the wacko-leftist, anti-Second Amendment, pro-baby-disposal Democrat Governor Ralph Northam and his slavishly politically correct Neo-Marxist comrades in the Virginia Legislature.

“Democrat” was once a virtual synonym for conservative, especially in the South. But that was a far cry from the present madness. The Republican Party during the Civil War and Reconstruction periods was dominated by its big-business-big-government establishment wing. That has been slowly changing since Eisenhower. Reagan was a first peak of pro-worker, pro-middle class, common sense economic and social conservatism. President Trump has been a flowering and aggressive triumph of these same principles, vanquishing titanic errors of globalism and obsequious political fashions. It is a grave mistake to assume Republican and Democrat mean the same thing today as they did in 1860.

Mulvaney Rips Apart Alleged Bolton Claim: Didn’t Happen, ‘Publicity’ Rather Than Truth

Mulvaney Rips Apart Alleged Bolton Claim: Didn't Happen, 'Publicity' Rather Than Truth

Media is all atwitter today with the Bolton news, despite people not even having seen the actual book or knowing precisely what it says.

It should be a recognized standard at this point that such reports from the New York Times should be taken with a grain of salt. 48 hour rule, it always tends to fall apart as you see more facts emerge.
But despite that, media is still falling all over it immediately as a smoking gun.
There are already emerging two basic problems with the claim.

More @ Red State

Report: Alexander Vindman’s Brother Reviews Manuscripts at the National Security Council

Via Billy

Report: Alexander Vindman's Brother Reviews Manuscripts at the National Security Council
 DOOFUS

As we all know, on Sunday night, The New York Times reported on leaks about former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s forthcoming book. Bolton allegedly writes in his new book that President Trump told him he planned to continue freezing $400 million in aid to Ukraine until they agreed to help investigate the Bidens and other Democrats.

Bolton’s lawyer, Chuck Cooper, issued a statement about the leak which said, “It is clear, regrettably, from The New York Times article published today that the prepublication review process has been corrupted.”

More @ Red State

"WHY BOLTON'S CLAIMS DON'T MATTER AT ALL"

Via John

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The Liberals and media act like they've discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls in a soon-to-be-published book authored by former Trump Administration adviser John Bolton.  There are claims Bolton has solid evidence that President Trump tied the U.S. aid to Ukraine to a requirement that Ukraine reopen the investigation into Burisma Holdings that employed Hunter Biden as a board member.

Eyewitness and fact witnesses Ukraine President Zelensky and our President Trump both contend such a demand or arrangement never happened, which means any evidence Bolton claims to have is irrelevant. There may have been previous discussions or even a proposed plan to do that, but the actual transaction between the two presidents did not include a quid pro quo element in the transcript of the original telephone call, and it is only the final transaction that is relevant and not any discussions or proposals leading up to that call.

The other problem the Liberals have is the fact the House is exclusively tasked to assemble all the elements of their impeachment evidence.  Once that is completed, the House then sends the impeachment documents to the Senate, where a trial is conducted on the evidence the House provided -- and nothing more.  Any additional alleged evidence the Liberals claim became available after they completed their impeachment could be brought forward in a separate impeachment process, but that is not required in this current Senate trial.  Of course, the Senate can change the rules and allow further evidence or witnesses, but in the end the final verdict will still be that no impeachable offenses occurred -- and that's all that counts.

Obviously, allowing additional witnesses and evidence will result in a prolonged trial that could last 3-5 more months, and that means the Congress will be hamstrung from doing the Peoples' Business that much longer.  The Liberals are already seeing swing-voters leave their side because they've been wasting our time on their impossible impeachment scheme, instead of working on matters like health care, RX drugs, infrastructure, etc.  If the Liberals get their way and more witnesses are called and additional evidence allowed, the Democrat Party will find itself almost extinct after the 2020 elections.  Either way, the Democrats are facing certain defeat in 2020, where we will see the Conservatives win a majority in the House and the Senate in addition to seeing President Trump win a second term with ease.  How badly the Democrats will be turned away depends on how much more time they waste, so they face a lose-lose situation that they brought about entirely themselves.

Oh boo-hoo!

~~Carl F. W.