ANOTHER classified document trove found in ANOTHER politician's home; the Seth Rich story gets more interesting; it's Doomsday again; Zelenskyy cracks down; DeSantis comes for unions; and more.
The local library keeps better track of what books I've taken out than the government does of their classified documents. I think the government should contact the library system to manage their classified info.
"Can I have your library card Mr President"?
Edit: I even get email reminders of auto renewals and even when they're due. It's amazing new technology (sarcasm)
Good to hear about Harriet Hageman! Keep on pushing girl:)
Doomsday clock now run by solar panels and windmills...so it can no longer be trusted to keep time. The doomsday virus is run by unmitigated and unsubstantiated fear and does not exist other than inside computer algorithms and the "nuked" minds of pretend scientists.
Getting ready to head to the movie set of Outbreak- I mean the doctor’s office. Follow up from workman’s comp. Had an MRI yesterday in the same town. No masks. No plexiglass. No vaxx questions on the intake form. These two offices are only a few miles apart. It’s night and day. At this point it’s all performance art. I’ll once again be told I must sit in my car if I won’t strap on a face diaper and they will call me in when the Sturmbannführer in charge decides I’ve been sufficiently humiliated and punished for my attitude. I’d change office but because it’s workman’s comp, I must use the doctors they say.
Note to self: don’t wear red to a bull fight.
Great round up this morning!
“Not like that awful Trump person. Plus, orange.” 🤣😆 That and the Goldilocks Trump/Biden/Pence comparison were my laugh out loud moments today!
The Doomsday clock “scientists” look like. a bunch of melodramatic morons. So unserious, despite their exaggeratedly solemn demeanor 🙄
Thanks for the movie rec, maybe we’ll go and see it this week! So nice to have a fun, non woke option!
Loved the analysis of the doctor misinformation law, the Seth Rich situation and the classified documents!
Very promising initiatives from DeSantis, I hope other states take note!
I'm digging the revamp of the FL teacher arrangements. Here's another victory:
In Iowa, the Based Gov Lady signed a new law: "allows any Iowa family to use taxpayer funds to pay for private school tuition — at a cost of $345 million annually to the state once fully phased in."
After hearing about the Pence documents, I mentally pictured every politician immediately running home to do a thorough deep clean of every square inch of their homes, garages, attics, basements, sheds, pool houses, guest cottages, vacay homes, and country club lockers. 🤣
Hey, an encouragement to all those making calls and emails to local lawmakers!
A particularly odious bill was before one of our state committees, a definite non-medical-freedom bill. Fully supported by our RINO WEF Governor and his state health department (let me hold my nose while I type those words).
We The People called. And emailed. And called again. To the committee chair and committee members. It’s easier to kill a bill in committtee than once it is out on the chamber floor.
It has been taken off the agenda!!
This is remarkable and is only a God working for the people thing! Our lawmakers rarely listen to us mortals. Even though we are a state of largely conservative constituents, our lawmakers are mostly very RINO and nearly ALWAYS side with the big corporations and bigger government rather than with We The People.
So, keep making those respectful phone calls and writing those respectful comments by email, wherever you live. And, PRAY!
Ron DeSantis is indefatigable. He is courageous and stays on point.
Has anyone considered the Deep State, permanent Washington? A few shows ago Tucker Carlson talked about permanent Washington and the Deep State and how effective they have been at taking out presidents who were becoming inconvenient: JFK, Nixon, Trump. They probably already have their sites on DeSantis as someone who will be dangerous to their power. It bears watching.
Seth was almost certainly just one more body in the trail of bodies littering the path of the Clintons.
Also, props to Harriet Hageman for not inundating me for additional donations after the initial one. Yes I supported her campaign as the odious Cheney needed to go, but so many of these politicians take your one time demonstration of good will and squash that good will with non stop requests for additional donations. Although the #1 prize for that does go to Mark Kelly - my D mom donated to the Giffords PAC and then began getting weekly mailers from Kelly's campaign in AZ, even though my mom lives in MO. I pick up her mail pretty regularly, and even she admits her D party junk mail is through the roof.
All of this controversy over documents like this is the era before Xerox, smart phones with a camera, and scanners? Do these over-zealous prosecutors of out of favor politicians not realize that these paper documents could be in other forms - like in homebrew basement servers or stored on phone cameras (pre-hammer and bleach bit?) I have yet to see any explanation as to why these paper records are such a big deal? Are they walking out with electronic devices in addition to the papers?
Speaking of vice presidents, I can't wait until it turns out that Mr. Gore and Mr. Cheney both have boxes full of classified documents. It would seem fitting.
Glenn Greenwald asserts that way too much government information is classified. Discussing the JFK files and referring back to the Edward Snowden leak, he said that much of the Archive was boring, like how NSA employees get parking credentials or how to apply for vacation days. What he says here is really important, though a long explanation:
"And what does this show? Something very important.
It shows that the U.S. security state regards everything they do -- everything they do -- as presumptively secret. That's not how that's supposed to work. Classified information. We're supposed to have a government that is presumptively transparent. We're supposed to have access to everything the government is doing, except in those rare cases when they need to make it secret for legitimate reasons, like troop movements or to protect things that are genuinely sensitive to national security. I don't even put this another way, a kind of broader and more principled way. I think this is a crucial point to understand. If you think about it this way, it's a reason why I talk so much about the U.S. Security State and the dangers it poses.
If you think about a healthy society, and how a healthy democracy functions, we would know -- we, the citizenry would know -- essentially everything that our government is doing. That's why they're called public servants or the public sector. It's supposed to be public and open and transparent. We're supposed to know what our government is doing because they're doing it with our money and in our name, and it's supposed to be a democracy, which can only happen if we know what our government is doing, so, we can make informed decisions.
And by contrast, they're supposed to know basically nothing about us. That's why we are called private citizens. Our lives are supposed to be private. So, we should know everything that the government is doing and except in those rare cases -- when they have a legitimate right to secrecy -- and except in very rare cases -- like when they get a search warrant because they can prove that we're likely to have been involved in a crime -- they're not supposed to know anything about us. We're supposed to be private citizens and they’re not supposed to keep dossiers on us.
And yet what we've learned is that is completely reversed. The U.S. government has built an almost impenetrable wall of secrecy around it so that even the most banal documents or the oldest documents, from 60 years ago, are kept secret so we know nothing about what that government is actually doing and, at the same time, they know everything about us. They track our movements. They track our telephone calls. They surveil our conversations, all without warrants. That was the point at the start of the story. That is all continuing to go on.
So, think about that power dynamic where we're supposed to have power over our government, they're supposed to be our public servants, but -- because we know nothing about what they're doing, because they hide it all behind a wall of secrecy, and they know everything about what we're doing since we're subject to mass, indiscriminate warrantless surveillance -- the power dynamic has completely reversed. And that to me was the point of the Snowden story and it's the point of this latest refusal of the CIA to release all of the documents that are required under the Law of Release and instead releasing just enough to make us think that they're complying with this process, five years after the law required the full disclosure of the entire archive."
Ooof: Bill Gates: Vaccines in our food supply solves the problem of vaccine hesitancy.
(In the same way slipping a roofie in a girl's drink solves the problem of sex hesitancy.)