Friday, July 12, 2019

Are The Dog Days Beginning?

The dog days of summer, the dog days for the Democrats?

Sure, the Dems are still planning to continue their impeachment theater with Team Mueller showing up, we think, for testimony before Congress. Butt Trey Gowdy's Fox interview last night was instructive--Gowdy was totally dismissive, writing the whole exercise off as theater that would produce nothing new. And might even turn out to be a shot to the foot for the Dems. Moreover, the general public has long since discounted it all. It's just the Dems going through the motions, as Gowdy indicated.

Meanwhile, Barr and Durham are focusing on the Intelligence Community Assessment--the foundation of the whole Russia Hoax narrative. And as if on cue Judge Dabney Friedrich in New York extracted an admission from Mueller that the whole much vaunted Russian troll farm narrative was, yes, a hoax. No connection to the Russian government. And so Judge Friedrich instructed Mueller and his minions to just shut up about it. That is devestating for the ICA's overall narrative, given that there is still no evidence of the other prong of the narrative: Russian "hacking." Who thinks that Team Mueller wants to face questioning under oath on these matters--especially with Barr and Durham sniffing around? When they're not looking into the Brit and Ukrainian angles that point directly at the Clinton/Obama establishment.

Not only that, but news that DNI Dan Coats' days are numbered is a clear signal of just how serious Trump and Barr are. Declass will happen.

And as if all that weren't bad enough there's another double whammy: Open civil war among the Dems, both in the House and on the campaign trail, with the SJW wing of the party savaging the Pelosi establishment wing and dragging them ever leftward. And the Epstein cancer is now threatening to go metastatic, taking down "some of our faves," as Pelosi's daughter tweeted.

And there's so much more. These dog days could well last right through the 2020 election.

And so here's a selection from a blog at Zerohedge, by James Kunstler, that explains why I've been linking the Russia Hoax with the Epstein affair. Hmmm. Come to think of it, there's no catchy title for that yet? Pedogate? Anyway ... Nemesis Rising!

Can there be any shred of doubt left in this land that if anyone “colluded” with Russians to interfere in the 2016 election it was the Clinton Campaign’s Fusion GPS disinformation unit, which assembled The Narrative, with the assistance of CIA Director John Brennan, and peddled it to the willfully credulous FBI led by James Comey and the news media. We won’t rehash any more of this excruciatingly complex criminal project, except to note that it is now unraveling with equally painful blowback to the people responsible, including Hillary Rodham Clinton who may be liable for a heap of felony charges in the matter. 
All of that nasty business may redound to the various intrigues emanating from HRC’s years as Secretary of State, namely the fantastic hoovering up of hundreds of millions of dollars by the Clinton Foundation from foreign parties doing business with the State Department, including the Russian Federation. How did all that indecency slip through the cracks? Once again, the media ignored it because it would not advance their interests in gender and identity politics to investigate the avatar of the party promoting those crusades. And because the Obama Justice Department under Loretta Lynch deliberately looked the other way for similar reasons. 
And now there is the Epstein matter, which threatens not only former president Bill Clinton, but a cosmos of political, financial, and entertainment “stars” in countless ugly incidents that involve a kind of personal corruption that has no political context but says an awful lot about the obliteration of moral and ethical boundaries by the people who ended up running things in this fretful moment of US history. President Clinton has already kicked off this debacle by lying to the media about the number of rides he took on Mr. Epstein’s notorious airplane.

Interesting days.


  1. I've read Kunstler for years on ZeroHedge. By all appearances, he's the sanest Democrat out there. He's a skillful writer who cuts to the chase. His BS radar is outstanding. I might not always agree, but you'd better listen to him because he has a nose for the storyline and where it likely goes...

  2. "I might not always agree, but you'd better listen to him because he has a nose for the storyline and where it likely goes..."


  3. Having read the whole piece over at ZeroHedge--here's where I do disagree with Kunstler. He concludes by saying, "these various scandals and their unwindings may prove to be the most nauseating and destabilizing period in our nation’s history."

    (It goes without saying that the literary Kunstler often ends his columns with such apocalyptic flourishes.)

    I think, if the unwinding goes as I imagine, far from nauseating and destabilizing, it will be revealing, and reinforcing of our republic. That will also take some work, to spell out the origins of the Russian hoax and the attempted coup.

    Now, I'm jaded enough to know I won't get what I want regarding indictments and or persons exiled from DC due to their ruined reputations. Man is inherently corrupt (fallen), and good men need to push back hard against that which is nauseating. The battle is never won, it is merely our defeat that is forestalled through perseverance.

    1. "far from nauseating and destabilizing, it will be revealing, and reinforcing of our republic."

      It'll be a huge and necessary step, but there will still be swampish elements that will be powerful and very much in need of draining.

  4. Speaking of 2020, if you go to the site and play around with what states are tossups vs safe vs lean D or R, and then combine it with this site - - you pretty soon realize the collection of states likely to be up for grabs put the math strongly in Trump's favor.

    WI, MI & PA were all close in favor of Trump, and MN & NH were close in favor of Clinton. The only one of those the Dems can give away and still win is NH, which means they basically have to run the table. Trump, OTOH, begins with 260 electoral college votes.* Since MN & WI each have 10, MI has 16 and PA has 20, he only has to win one of those four, under this extremely probable scenario, and he's in.

    Lastly, Western PA is in the midst of a fossil fuel boom, creating something substantially analogous to the good ol' days of the steel boom. Biden will not be the Dem nominee, and if by some miracle he were, he'd lose in an electoral college landslide.** Whatever lies they will tell to try and make it seem otherwise, every other Dem candidate is committed to policies that would kill this energy boom probably quickly but at best, slowly. PA voters will know this, so I just can't see PA turning blue next year.

    Dog days indeed.

    * FL was also close in 2016, but if Trump loses FL, the national mood is totally anti-Trump and he'll almost certainly lose. This is not a likely scenario, so I give him FL by default.

    ** Take Biden's historical awfulness as a candidate and add to that his obvious age-related decline, the fact he's totally out of step with today's Dem Party, and the fact the country is simply not pining for a 3rd Obama term or any sort of return to the recent past, and it becomes a very safe bet he'll flame out much sooner than later.

    *** FWIW: MN, WI, MI, OH & PA are all right in a row. This strip of the country will be bombarded in 2020 with a ferocity of campaign claptrap no state deserves. I feel for those people, I really do.

  5. Lawsuit outs Ellen Ratner as source for Seth Rich information


    Fox News news analyst Ellen Ratner relayed information from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Texas businessman Ed Butowsky regarding Seth Rich’s role in transferring emails to Wikileaks, according to an amended lawsuit that I filed this morning on behalf of Mr. Butowsky. ...

    Mr. Butowsky stumbled into the RCH crosshairs after Ellen Rattner [sic], a news analyst for Fox News and the White House correspondent for Talk Media News, contacted him in the Fall of 2016 about a meeting she had with Mr. Assange. Ms. Rattner’s brother, the late Michael Rattner, was an attorney who had represented Mr. Assange. According to Ms. Rattner, she made a stop in London during a return flight from Berlin, and she met with Mr. Assange for approximately six hours in the Ecuadorean embassy. Ms. Rattner said Mr. Assange told her that Seth Rich and his brother, Aaron, were responsible for releasing the DNC emails to Wikileaks. Ms. Rattner said Mr. Assange wanted the information relayed to Seth’s parents, as it might explain the motive for Seth’s murder. ...

    ... DNC officials knew that the emails would become public as the result of an internal leak, and they knew that the emails would be very damaging, so they attempted to turn the tables by pointing fingers at Donald Trump and the Russians. ...

    [end quote]

    1. Thanks for that, Mike. I saw a different version this morning. This version seems better. If true, this obviously blows the other half of the Russia Hoax narrative totally out of the water. Interesting questions for Mueller? Haha!

      I had a busy weekend and a busy day today, so I didn't write about that. I appreciate you sending me that. I see that CTH is trying to tie Dana Boente into that. Fascinating.

    2. I guess the real question is: How does this tie in to the Trump's a racist narrative?