This Is News?

Why is this somehow newsworthy, shocking?

LISTEN: Steve Bannon calls Hillary Clinton a ‘b****’ in leaked recording
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon was heard calling Hillary Clinton a crude name in a leaked recording discussing former President Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election.
[…]
“Even in ’16, people just had to make a decision,” Bannon was heard saying. “They didn’t like Trump, but they hated Clinton more. Why? When I came in, I’m the expert at driving negatives up. Right? I had been on 10 years on that b****. I just beat her. I just beat her every day, right?”

Who hasn’t called her a bitch?

 

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TZP Column: Baldwin Spinning Like Crazy


ALEC BALDWIN: SPIN, SPIN, SPIN
Yes, I’m a little late to the game. I wanted to be sure I had all the relevant reports from officialdom. I think it’s generally better to be accurate, than rapidly off target.

Alec Baldwin and his attorney are spinning like tops, trying to counter the — expected — damning report on the forensic examination of the firearm Baldwin used to kill Halyna Hutchins.
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The FBI found Baldwin’s gun to be in such poor condition it failed to fire? The medical examiner called it an accident?

Not so fast.

 

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More Phone Fun

Since I’m on the subject of oddball ways of answering the phone…

I used to live in another small town. There was exactly one strip club in town, and its phone number was one frickin’ digit off from my personal phone number. I was always getting wrong numbers. I learned to deal with it.

-ring-

“Hello.”

“Hey, what’s the special tonight?”

I had no idea they ran specials, but…

“Two for one blowjobs in the backroom.”

“Great!”

A bit nastier, but he asked for it.

-ring-

“Hello.”

“Lemme talk to Monique.”

I tried playing it straight for once. “You calling Teasers? You’ve got the wrong number.” I hung up.

Phone rings again, same guy.

“Dammit, lemme talk to Monique now!”

Ooo-kay then. “Monique ain’t here. She just left with some guy and said she’d be back in an hour or so. Try then.”

I’m a bad person. To assholes.

Back before CallerID was ubiquitous, and telemarketers were human(ish), I had another way of screening them on my landline.

“Special Agent Smith, Telephone Fraud Division. How may I help you, sir or madame?”

The response to that one was invariably an instantaneous -click- of disconnect.

 

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“Madame Butterfly’s Massage Parlor”

As seen at Knuckledraggin’.

True story: Slow day. The phone rang, and I answered it.

“Pizza Shack. Can I take your order?”

“Wha… ” Caller sputtering, hangs up. Phone rings again.

“Madame Butterfly’s Massage Parlor. How may we service you”

Immediate disconnect.

No big deal, right. But the funny part is that this was on deployment in theater for Desert Shield/Storm. The calls were on a crypto phone on a closed, dedicated military net, not the public switched telephone network. USCENTAF in Saudi Arabia was calling.

Anyway, the phone rang again, and I answered it properly. The guy on the other end started telling me about the weird wrong numbers he was getting.

Some folks are slow on the uptake. And yes, I have always been a smartass.

 

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[Update]Halyna Hutchins Medical Examiner’s Report

Update: Got it. Had it, didn’t realize it.


Media reporting on just what that report actually says is inconsistent and vague. And no one seems to be linking to the report itself. I have a couple of request filed, but official channels hate to cooperate with little folk like me.

If anyone has a link to the report — the official report, not media take our word for it, this is what it says — I’d appreciate a copy.

Thanks.

 

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English Is Hard

Saw this at Peter Grant’s site.

Many years ago I was stationed in Turkey. There was a Turkish Asker (soldier) who usually worked as an orderly in the Turkish commander’s office. I think his name was Ahmet. That office adjoined mine, so the soldier was often in my office, bringing us tea and chatting. He was working on his English.

He spoke English passably — certainly far better than my mangled Turkish — but he wanted to read English, too. But there was a little problem vowels, and he asked for my help.

I began with the simple “A.”

Long and short vowels. “Cat” versus “cake”. He thought it was silly for one letter to have two different sounds, but he could deal with it. So…

“Father.” Say what? But I explained that it gets better.

I wrote out “boat.” Yeah, the “A” is silent.

“But how do you know which sound?”

“Guess.”

We proceeded to “E,” and it went as you’d expect.

“O?” Long, short…

Double-O “oo.”  Boot. Remarkably like “U.” Except if it’s “but.”

“Now let’s talk about “Y.”

I have no idea if he ever mastered written American English.

 

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Arrests; Or It Didn’t Happen

The feds claim someone threatened to set off a dirty bomb at FBI headquarters. Oddly enough, they didn’t announce any arrests for that crime.

FBI bulletin warns of ‘dirty bomb’ threat and increasing calls for ‘civil war’ in wake of Mar-a-Lago raid – while former agent and GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick says agency warned him that his ‘life was in danger’ due to threats from Trump supporters
The FBI has warned of a dirty bomb threat and increasing calls for civil war after agents raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

The Bureau said in a leaked memo they had received an uptick in violent threats on social media following the morning search last week.

The chilling note revealed thugs planned to put a dirty bomb in front of the agency’s headquarters amid a suggested ‘armed rebellion’.

18 U.S. Code § 2332a – Use of weapons of mass destruction:

(a)Offense Against a National of the United States or Within the United States.—A person who, without lawful authority, uses, threatens, or attempts or conspires to use, a weapon of mass destruction—
[…]
shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life, and if death results, shall be punished by death or imprisoned for any term of years or for life.

As for the alleged “threats” against Fitzpatrick…

That’s a crime, too. Where’s the arrest? Or did someone just say mean things about you, Fitzpatrick? Damn that darned First Amendment, eh?

Funny thing; this is the first I’ve heard of any such threat. Granted, I don’t hang out at the seriously whacked out forums myself, but you’d think someone would have tipped me off about the potential fed agent provocateurs.

I would like to see the ratio of feddie agents and CIs to low-hanging fruit at some of those forums.

 

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Temperature Reporting BS

I’ve noticed an interesting trend in weather reporting for the past few weeks, ever since the media started pushing the “heat wave” crap.

Here are temperatures being reported in my area. Those are private weather stations. Most of them used to be in fairly close agreement with temps at my place. (An exception being an Osprey Cove — yankee-transplant ghetto — station that seems to be positioned beside an AC unit.)

I say “used to.” Currently my two thermometers — an alcohol type, and a bimetallic strip dial type — both say the current temperature is 83 degrees Fahrenheit.

The lowest area temp reported by Weather Underground is 87.8. Everything else is in the nineties. We never went above 85 today; it’s been mostly overcast. I think my local temp only made it to the nineties one day this month; it’s been unusually cool lately.

Has anyone else noticed any discrepancies between the temp you see versus what gets reported online?

 

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Mid-Terms Are Coming! Get That ChinCOVID Case Count Up!

Gotta panic the sheeple into letting Dims cheat again after all. So just keep taking COVID tests until you pop positive. Especially if you domn’t have any symptoms of ChinCOVID.

FDA: Take 3 Home Tests If Exposed to COVID to Boost Accuracy
If you were exposed to COVID-19, take three home tests instead of two to make sure you’re not infected, according to new U.S. recommendations released Thursday.

Previously, the Food and Drug Administration had advised taking two rapid antigen tests over two or three days to rule out infection. But the agency says new studies suggest that protocol can miss too many infections, and could result in people spreading the coronavirus to others, especially if they don’t develop symptoms.

I’m so old that I remember back in ’19, when “case” meant you did develop symptoms of an illness.

Even with ChinCOVID, one test in the morning before school was sufficient to prove you didn’t have an illness for which you didn’t have symptoms. Then it was two tests (because most of the RATs are a 50:50 shot).

Now it’s three tests.

At this rate, by the end of October, with mid-terms looming, they’ll be screeching for endless tests, quadruple masking, and 6 foot social distancing just to fill out a mandatory mail-in ballot.

It won’t do much for health, but it’ll sure boost the test manufacturers’ bottom lines. And help the Dims “find” more mystery mail-ins.

 

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Mar-A-Lago Warrant: Does anything reek more of “swamp”?

Here’s thh warrant; sealed, naturally, as expected.

But really…

The warrant was signed by magistrate judge Bruce Reinhart, who… well…

Jeffrey Epstein also hired Bruce Reinhart, then an assistant U.S. attorney in South Florida, now a U.S. magistrate. He left the U.S. Attorney’s Office (which was prosecuting Epstein) on Jan. 1, 2008, and went to work representing Epstein’s employees on Jan. 2, 2008, court records show. In 2011, Reinhart was named in the Crime Victims’ Rights Act lawsuit, which accused him of violating Justice Department policies by switching sides, implying that he leveraged inside information about Epstein’s investigation to curry favor with Epstein.

And despite that oddity, somehow he’s back as a federal magistrate.

 

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