Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Two nothing-burgers for the price of one (Lordy!)

Well, that was a fat load of nothing. Having stated that, I don't know if I'm talking about the UK General Election or the James Comey testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
In Britain, as you may have heard, Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a backlash as the Conservative party that she heads failed to secure a majority, which she missed by eight seats in Parliament. Labour made significant gains, with a 40 percent share of the vote to the slightly over 42 percent for the Tories.
This election was supposed to set an agenda. Instead, it's cast uncertainty.
Mrs. May has no-one but herself to blame. She called a snap election and then proceeded to run a piss-poor campaign because she thought she had it in the bag. How Pantsuit-esque of her. As has been pointed out by many pundits on this side of the pond, she launched her campaign fancying herself Margaret Thatcher; she came out the other side looking like Ted Heath.
Although the Conservatives got more votes than all of Tony Blair's three terms combined, with the help of a resurgent Scottish Conservative party led by the feisty Ruth Davidson, it is scary how close Jeremy Corbyn came into power, led by a "youthquake" of newly registered voters between 18 and 35 years of age who don't know the dangers of socialism because they have never been taught them. Like Bernie Sanders voters in the U.S., all these kids know is that capitalism "isn't working" for them.
Hey, kids, maybe get off all the mind-warping pot you smoke and, instead of the newest PlayStation or Nintendo console, consider getting a suit with which to potentially sell yourself to an employer someday, and you may discover otherwise. I know it's radical to think that this is the era of the free lunch, but if you want to revel in things that don't exist, we could also be living in the era of the unicorn. You're living better than kings or queens in the middle ages could have ever dreamed, but you're too numb in the head to realize it. If you don't care to spend your fives and tenners on a suit, how about a plane ticket to Caracas? Plenty of protests to take part in there—the only hitch is that they're virulently anti-socialist because Chavez's and Maduro's "people power" is killing them. I'm guessing you didn't want to know, young 'uns. Turn up your Beats and forget you heard that.
Smart people know that Corbyn and Sanders were in the fantasy-flogging business, but try telling that to all the hipsters and dipsters out there. But, to be fair, I would like to think this wouldn't be the case if we hadn't failed them through poor education, lack of discipline and allowing runaway political correctness to singe their minds worse than marijuana ever could.
All you helicopter parents who religiously search for the latest middle-class trends in The Times or The Daily Telegraph lifestyle sections can vote Conservative all you like. Your children are basket-cases. Congratulations. Thanks for that.
Not that I'm forgetting all the layabout welfare deadbeats and the army of zombies they have created.
Lordy, as James Comey, would say. This country's got problems that I don't think a coalition with the Democratic Unionist Party or Brexit can solve. You can't change minds when their owners are asleep at the wheel.


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Speaking of James Comey, I wonder if the Washington happy hour was worth it. There is nothing there for liberals to sink their teeth into (though no doubt Democrats will keep trying).
The former FBI "director" reïterated his earlier statement that President Trump did not request that he drop the investigation into Russian hacking in the elections, that he hoped there were tapes of his conversation with Trump regarding Mike Flynn, and, in fact, Comey revealed in his Senate testimony that he leaked, that the notes he took of his interactions with Trump were shared with a friend of his at Columbia Law School, one Professor Daniel Richman.
Richman is on the run now, incidentally. With friends like James Comey, you too can have a cell in a department of corrections facility.
In asserting that he couldn't depend on the White House for his troubled conscience regarding earlier conversations with the President, because he considered him untrustworthy, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee, "I woke up in the middle of night on Monday night, because it didn't dawn on me originally, there might be corroboration ... So I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter. I didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel."
Comey then praised special counsel Robert Mueller, because the task to which Mr. Mueller—Comey's literal best friend—has been assigned is "very important." Integrity, thy name is James B. Comey, amirite? Mueller should pray that there's no bus under which he can be thrown.
Finally, we have James Comey opining about the possibility of tapes having been made of his White House conversation with Mr. Trump. Comey bases this hope on a Tweet that Trump put out that stated, "James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" It seems to me that this is classic Trump in full humor, similar to when he told the Russkies, hey, if you've got the goods on Hillary, please share them, to which liberals reacted with a shit-storm.
"I've seen the tweet about tapes," Comey said. "Lordy, I hope there are tapes." So does the unicorn I mentioned earlier, you drama queen.
Progressives adore bitchiness, and Comey dished out plenty of it during the Senate testimony. He said that he did not trust Mr. Trump because he "was honestly concerned he might lie." He noted that he did not want to leave Trump "with an impression that the bureau was trying to do something to him" regarding the so-called Russia contacts dossier. He alleged that Trump's expression of hope that he would let the case against Flynn go was an implied but strongly delivered "direction". He recalled that he told Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ensure that he wasn't left alone in the room with the President. With all of this, the only thing James Comey has accomplished is painting himself several shades of martyr.
What has Comey gained? The very strong possibility of legal action being launched against him by the President's lawyer Marc Kasowitz in a complaint to be filed with the Department of Justice Inspector General with regard to Comey's admission of leaking information. Time for Comey to start pondering, What would Eliott Ness do?
Because Comey is such a loser on all accounts, and proved it in this latest sham and waste of the country's time and resources, liberals now hate him all over again
Hope you enjoyed happy hour, all you deep state-worshiping Obamabots. Lordy, I hope reality is about to hit you all sooner than you think.

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