Thursday, October 3, 2019

This 'n That

Baby's First 'steps'


Carolina Dogs suck in their stomachs when eating as this allows them to eat as fast as possible. An adaption to benefit them before bigger animals come to take their kill. He's two generations from the wild as his grandfather, Jesse below, was wild caught and none of the puppy's wild traits have disappeared.  It take 2 to 3 months to bond with these dogs. 

Pickings from this year's garden.
This year's Peacock feathers.

Sally gave the 'feet' to me one Christmas as the legs had no feet. :)

Cousin John with his Catfish dinner.

It was excellent.

Newly discover shot from this year's Pippen Reunion. Cousin Colby taking the picture.  Amazing at 82.

Via Cousin John

"The Tragedy at Cold Harbor" - May-June 1864

Trump: Biden and his son are 'stone-cold crooked

Via Daily Timewaste


Trump Sends Letter to Pelosi - Will Not Cooperate Until House Vote on Impeachment

Former CIA Analyst Fred Fleitz Says SCHIFF AND NANCY PELOSI Colluded in CIA Whistleblower Complaint

Franklin Graham's Impeachment Warning: US Could 'Unravel'

Via Cousin John"If Trump is impeached because liberal lies, mainly democrats, then this will lead to the worst Civil War this world has ever known. It will be neighbor against neighbor, not brother against brother this time. Pray good Lord that these fools have better sense."

Evangelist Franklin Graham

Evangelist Franklin Graham warned that impeaching President Donald Trump could cause the nation to "begin to unravel."

Graham made his comments to the Religion News Service in a story posted Wednesday.
"Our country could begin to unravel if an elected president is thrown out of office because of lies and the media," Graham said. "It could be a devastating thing. We're in very dangerous territory. I would encourage all the politicians to look very carefully at where we are and first of all make sure that truth is told."

More @ Newsmax

Middle-Class Income Up $4,100 Under Trump, Rose Only $1k Under Obama & Bush According to Economist Stephen Moore

 President Donald Trump smiles as he delivers remarks during the 2019 House Republican Conference Member Retreat Dinner in Baltimore, Maryland, on Sept. 12, 2019.

You’ve heard it before: Sure, the economy is doing well, but it’s not really Trump’s economy, it’s Obama’s. He just inherited it.

Until stuff starts going downhill, of course — then the fundamentals were all President Donald Trump’s.

I have neither the time nor the energy to explain the multitude of ways this is utterly ridiculous.

More @ WJ

Giuliani: Texts Show State Department Arranged Meetings With Ukrainians

 President Donald Trump's lawyer and former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani in Washington, D.C., on May 5, 2018. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said that he has texts proving the State Department arranged meetings between him and Ukrainian officials.

Giuliani is embroiled in the impeachment inquiry launched by Democrats over a phone call Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July. Trump released a transcript of the call last week. Zelensky first brought up Giuliani, telling Trump that one of his assistants had recently spoken with Trump’s lawyer.

Comment on: Trump's Transparency is Driving the Left Nuts

I know hardly a thing about conducting business in that rarefied air of dealing in tens of millions or even billions of dollars. The closest I have come is that I have personally known some very successful businessmen who have built a very high (very!) net worth. Yet I do know that business in not only in trading dollars for assets and such. The mark of success often is in negotiations. Wasn't it Trump who wrote the book on the subject? So tell me, how absolutely stupid must one be to think that they, of little personal acumen, could possibly prosecute war against one who is so far above their league as to be barely visible to them? Mr. Trump has again and again played them as fools. He has done more that that, he has exposed them as fools. And being fools, they continue to play their foolish games. The man Trump must highly enjoy their feeble attempts. I picture him as laughing his tail off as they try to play his game. They are blinded. I truly do see this as biblical in how they have been given over to their raging lusts. So blinded are they that they do not see their folly.

I don't know about the rest of the country but I can say that map is incorrect with respect to California. Nearly one half of the counties shown in blue are in fact red. (That biggest blue rectangle in the southern part of the state is one county. San Bernardino is the largest county in the nation, most of it is unpopulated desert. The military uses much of the county.)

Also, the large county in north Arizona is all Navajo reservation with a couple of towns. The city of Page is probably an even split of Ds and Rs but the Navajos are very much 'red' (no pun intended) due, in part, to their fierce pride of the Code Talkers and high enlistments into the USMC. Most likely it is the city of Flagstaff which is a university town plus taken over by fags which tints the county blue. So yeah, one city out of thousands of square miles turns a county.

With respect to Scott's quote, it seems he is being as careful with his words as a politician would. I wonder what he meant when he said, 'Few countries are like America.' Certainly some countries share some attributes as America but no country have all what America is, nor are they close. It is more than semantics when the subject is a Constitution which recognizes and protects God given individual liberties, including land ownership. Perhaps it is that other countries have followed the lead set by America. Even then, they fail to capture the entire essence of what America is.

I am always amazed that politicians can find new ways to waffle. I shouldn't be but I am.


Capt. Cleanup (LA) Strikes Again: Shames Democrats by Doing Government's Job for Free

Via Eddie Raffs

Trump Says He Delayed Ukraine Military Aid Over ‘Tremendous Corruption’ and to Force NATO Allies to Pay Fair Share

 U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a joint news conference with Finland's President Sauli Niinist√∂ in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Oct. 2, 2019. (Leah Millis/Reuters)

President Donald Trump said he blocked military aid to Ukraine in the summer because of high levels of corruption and to spur European partners to shoulder a greater share of security assistance.

The Pentagon announced plans in June to send $250 million in aid to Ukraine, but its delivery was delayed. A defense official said last week that the Trump administration held up the money to analyze the extent to which Ukraine was addressing long-standing U.S. concerns about corruption. That funding was then released in September.

Ignore the hype — this is not an impeachment inquiry


There is no impeachment inquiry. There are no subpoenas.

You are not to be faulted if you think a formal inquest is under way and that legal process has been issued. The misimpression is completely understandable if you have been taking in media coverage — in particular, reporting on a haughty Sept. 27 letter from House Democrats, presuming to direct Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on pain of citation for obstruction, to cooperate in their demands to depose State Department officials and review various records.

The letter is signed by not one but three committee chairmen. Remember your elementary math, though: Zero is still zero even when multiplied by three. :)

More @ The Hill

Barr, Durham Take ‘Spygate’ Investigation Overseas

 Attorney General William Barr speaks to Kansas law enforcement officials on October 02, 2019 in Topeka, Kansas. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Inquiry into origins of investigations of Trump campaign expand to Italy, Australia, the United Kingdom

 The Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into spying on the campaign of President Donald Trump is going global, with Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham communicating and meeting with officials from Italy, Australia, the UK, and other nations.

Ukraine Prosecutor That Biden Got Fired Says He Was Told To Back Off Investigation + Ukraine transferred 3 - 4 million to Hunter Biden

Via Billy

 Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin holds a press conference in Kiev on the situation in Dnipropetrovsk on November 2, 2015. Guennadi Korban, 45, a businessman close to the former governor of the eastern region of Dnipropetrovsk Igor Kolomoyski was arrested on October 31 as part of a crackdown on corruption and organised crime, authorities said.

Ukraine Prosecutor That Biden Got Fired Says He Was Told To Back Off Investigation

Ukraine transferred 3 - 4 million to Hunter Biden

BRILLIANT! Corrupt Dems Ask Trump State Dept for Ukrainian Docs - Get Hillary Docs Instead

Dems Went Into ‘Urgent’ Meeting Expecting Impeachment Evidence, Left With ‘Propaganda’ About Dems’ Collusion With Ukraine

Via Billy

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) talks to the media after attending a meeting with the House Democratic caucus one day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that Democrats will start an impeachment injury of U.S. President Donald Trump, on September 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. Yesterday Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry after allegations that President Donald Trump sought to pressure the president of Ukraine to investigate leading Democratic presidential contender, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, which was the subject of a reported whistle-blower complaint that the Trump administration has withheld from Congress. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

A media-hyped “urgent” meeting between Democratic-led House committees and the State Department Inspector General on Wednesday turned out to be a big disappointment for those hoping it would offer incriminating documents related to the Democrats’ impeachment effort.

Instead of evidence of “retaliation” against State Department officials cooperating with House Democrats, as Reuters and others reported ahead of the meeting, Inspector General Steve Linick ended up presenting the Democrats with months-old reports about Democrats’ alleged “collusion” with Ukraine, which Democrats are decrying as “hallucinatory” and “propagandistic.” The information presented at the meeting, Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin told reporters Wednesday, “feels like a completely irrelevant distraction from the work at hand.”