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2019-02-18 14:58 by Karl Denninger
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You pray to me yet you voted for that *******?

Go take care of the problem yourself -- you caused it and it's within your power to fix it.

By the way, just in case you seem to have some mis-perception about who you're holding your hands toward while issuing fervent requests: My memory extends further than the last episode you watched on Netfux, the last time you Twattered and the last ad Zuckerpig tried to scam you with.  Indeed, it extends back many thousands of years beyond the birth of the people who used to live where you are now -- a place those fine folks named "America" after they decided they'd had enough of exactly this same sort of crap.

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Mixed-media and a very cool piece of art indeed.....

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2019-02-18 10:50 by Karl Denninger
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This weekend has certainly been interesting.

McCabe is on his "book tour"; the usual next act for someone who leaves a position of political power these days and a rank manifestation of the sleaze factor in modern "politics."

Never mind the unseemly act of a former Deputy FBI Director doing something like this.

Let's remember that McCabe was fired for lying, and not just once either.  His recent screamfest included the rank lie that he was fired "for opening an investigation against The President."  No, Andrew, you were fired for lying repeatedly -- and it wasn't Trump that made the determination either, it was the FBI's OPR.  You first leaked information related to the Clinton Foundation to a reporter (a violation of your oath of office and duties under your position), got caught and lied after being caught.

But what McCabe has claimed in his interview and presumably in print, in his book, is that there was a serious inquiry made toward a conspiracy to remove President Trump from office under the 25th Amendment along with covertly recording conversations with him in allegedly-secure areas by the people who, in no small part, are charged with that security.

Further, other contemporary reports now in the public domain prove that (1) the FBI knew the predicate for their "inquiry" into the President (alleged "Russian" connections) was a lie ginned up by Hillary's campaign, that (2) they intentionally lied to a federal judge not once but multiple times to get a warrant to search and seize communications (that's a felony) and (3) this was all known before Mueller was appointed and in fact before McCabe was fired.

In other words the people involved in this series of actions knew they had no factual or Constitutional basis on which to proceed at the time they took the actions in question.

You may not agree with the fact that removing a President from office has been deemed a political process available only through impeachment -- but it's a fact.  Under a Constitutional Republic you have only one lawful means to change a defined Constitutional process, and that is to amend the Constitution.

Attempting to overthrow a lawfully-elected President via any other means is not only corrupt it's the sort of thing that happens in banana republics.  While people can joke about this or that, or have a private conversation about it and that's their right this allegedly went well beyond that, into the realm of speaking of it in as a serious matter with the FBI's General Counsel!

Baker allegedly freaked out at the suggestion -- as well he should.  He and everyone involved in such an act could legitimately hang -- literally -- for it had it been attempted and failed.

That this, when brought to the attention of Congress, didn't result in the immediate demand for everyone involved to step down, face a full and public inquiry of their actions and, to the extent laws were violated, be indicted and tried on same is even more outrageous.

Not only do we no longer have an FBI that is worthy of any support by anyone, ever under any circumstances we also no longer have a Congress, on either side of the aisle, that is worthy of support or any act of obeyance with any alleged "law" it passes.

Simply put the entirety of the Washington DC apparatus has become so full of themselves that they no longer believe any portion of the Constitution constrains their actions in any way, shape or form.

It's over folks.

America, the vision of the founders and the shining beacon of the world, has died

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2019-02-18 08:55 by Karl Denninger
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Heh look what the cat dragged in....

Here's our resident jihadist sympathizer in the United States Congress who voted to actively protect those suicide bombers in Minnesota who, prior to committing their act of terrorism, take out a life insurance policy.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, members of the Minnesota House voted to pass H.F. 1397, a bill which would give life insurance companies the right to deny payouts to beneficiaries whose loved one died while committing an act of terrorism.

In a bipartisan effort, Republicans and Democrats joined together to pass the bill 127-2. Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minneapolis) and John Lesch (D-St.Paul) were the only two lawmakers who voted against the measure.

If you remember the Palestinians are known for essentially creating life insurance payouts to terrorists that kill Israelis.  It's one of the bones of contention that Israel has had for a long time with the Palestinian Authority as it gives someone hell-bent on terrorism and their own death a means to "pay their death forward" to their family members.

Well, Minnesota detected this potential problem and sought to stop it -- bit shock, given the number of Somalis in their state and the outrageously outsized representation those "immigrants" have in the number of people caught trying to travel to join Isis.

Omar voted no on the bill to kill that particular obscenity in her state -- an action prompted by the shooter in San Bernardino who did exactly that in California, naming his mother as beneficiary, before he went on his little "inspired" rage.

This is what we now have in the US House folks.

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2019-02-17 13:00 by Karl Denninger
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There is now a reasonable (expensive, but reasonable) way to ship these big pieces -- so I'll feature them from time to time.  The click link has the shipping in it -- yes, it really is that much, but it's a heck of a lot better than what has been tried to be claimed by various shipping firms before!  The corners are supported on small blocks of wood after the piece is wrapped in plastic and then spray foam is used to support the corners and lock it in place in the box.  You'll have to cut the box away (carefully!) as it's NOT coming out of there once that's been done (the foam becomes "one with the box") but short of a Gorilla or forklift punching holes in the carton it should be safe in transport....


Of course you can email to do this the old-fashioned way!

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