Four Witches, a TV, and a Tax Bill

The four witches refers to the fact that this is quadruple witching day..  That’s when index options, stock options, commodities, and bonds all go through the process called settlement.  It’s the quarter “Make good on contracts” event.

It’s not unusual to see a decent-sized market move from Thursday to Friday because of how options settle.  Stock index options are based on the Thursday close, and that means to “cover commitments” the commercials can leisurely soak up stock at much lower prices today and (look surprised) pocket the difference.  Someone has to pay for Mid-Town parking. – which runs in the $350 to $700 per month range, depending on valet and tips.

So much for witches.

The TV?  Well, tonight if I’ve got it right, Amazon returns with a second season of Goliath.  Worth mentioning because Billy-Bob is a great actor.  After all, he’s got a near-impossible role:  Playing a good lawyer.  That’d be news, in our book

Then there’s the tax bill.  For those of us who pay quarterly, this is the day to mail off the estimated quarterly for Q2.

Thousands.

It’s a day of mixed feelings here:  Nice to make a fairly good YTD return on investments (somewhere north of 12% for 6-months, but let’s see how the year goes), but I’m not pleased with what my tax dollars are buying, especially when I look at the OIG report issued by the Justice Department this week.

A Mealy-Mouth OIG Report

Does anyone besides us understand the concept of “House Cleaning?”

I can’t help but ask: “Does someone ‘have something’ on Jeff Session?” 

I can’t think of why he’d allow the runaway cabal persist.  The thought popped up while reading the MSM burying the revelation that the FBI was setting “foreign lures” [OCONUS – outside continental US] to ‘set-up’ Trump and associates as far back as December 2015.

Effectively, that looks to us like an attempted coup – rolling in slow-motion.  But the Vichy government’s hardcore suck-up press brands it all as “conspiracy theory.”

While Lou Dobbs was asking the right and credible questions about the apparent intel abuses by the Obamanation against Trump, we saw ABC busy on the shovel with “‘Oconus lures’: Evolution of a conspiracy theory, from Reddit to the White House.”

Conspiracy theory?  It’s less theoretical when it’s in texts and emails, but hey, the Vichy’s aren’t playing even-handed.  And, with the additional anti’s outed in the OIG report, how ,many more are yet to be revealed?  And why not more firing and prosecutions?

Slick-talking lawyers is why.  It’s like weasel mud-wresting.

Then again, why no leadership from Jeff Sessions?  After reading the Executive Summary of the OIG report, I’m wondering why there hasn’t been a 20-agent – or more –  house-cleaning yet.

Truly a testament to the amazing the power of bureaucracies.

The FBI was leaking like the Titanic and Horowitz hasn’t recommended anything but a Band-Aids and  “training.”  AYSM?.

He should have rolled grenades. Cowards at the helm, all around.

When an operating room is infected you scrub ‘er down.  Or, do you train and indoctinate festering bacteria to death?  Clorox and permanganate…that’s what’s required.  OIG report is 3-grade softball…political oatmeal carefully scripted to be non-offensive and keep the swamp creatures in play.

Sensitivity training my ass!  Fire people.  Get ’em the hell out.

Sessions COULD be house-cleaning but he’s acting like there’s a choke collar on him.  Someone or something in his past? Anti-Trump RINO Elders?  Scandal in his past that Swamp Masters know about, but haven’t fed to the Vichy press?  Holding that in abeyance should Sessions actually get off his butt and fire people?   We gotta wonder because that’s the “feel” of what’s going on.

Already, we can see how the MSM is beginning to “circle Sessions” – this is how they keep him “in line” and from acting like a leader and patriot.  Headline please

“In turning away domestic abuse victims, Jeff Sessions abandons legal precedent.”

There’s a ton of ’em.  The “slur machine” is running full-tilt.

Few will bother to check Snopes: “Did Jeff Sessions Say ‘If We Inflict Fear and Pain on Children, Adults Won’t Want to Come Here’?.”  Spoiler: No, that’s lefty falsehood to keep Jeff in check.

Sessions only recused on the Russia probe part, not on the hiring of foreign assets to skirt US law and turn The Bureau into a political-intel operation in concert with, we asseme, top Obamaites.

It all reads like Black Ops in American politics are here and there’s a profound lack of patriots taking a stand — so far. Especially in the Corrupt Congress. Their lack of action screams they’re ready to sacrifice the country, if it isn’t lost already.

That’s just my take on it.  I’ll keep reading the OIG report.  But, you know the fix is in when “process” lets named perps and their shysters comment before-hand.  Water-down, PC’ing, softening.  The OIG could use a shot of political Viagra..

It’s like appointing an impartial judge and then giving people on all sides a chance to privately issue threats before he announces the call.  PC BS is taking us down, pure and simple.

What should he have done?  Laid it out – no redactions, no softening, gone harder and deeper.  This is cancer we’re talking, not a common cold.  Let everyone sue – after the fact –  and sort it all out in open court.  While that’s the American Way, it’s not the Way of the Swamp.

Fox news seems hopeful in their “Sessions warns IG report on Clinton email case could lead to more firings...”  Yeah?  When the press is lying about Sessions already?

We won’t hold our breath.  Seen the swamp filling now for 48-years.  Still need to pull the plug.

State Dept. Bias BS

Once again, we see how the US State Department is still running out of control.  I refer to: “Press Releases: On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr.”

Catch it?  No?  Error of Omission, not Commission…that’s how this works, my fellow student of propaganda technique.

I went looking and I couldn’t find any State Department press release “On the Occasion of Easter” or “On the Occasion of Christmas” or on “The Occasion of Passover…”  I could be wrong and would happily amend, but that’s what the two-bit search effort found right off.

Press releases – whether the fools of Foggy Bottom realize it, or not – are marketing collateral pieces.  When they are sending out a press release for a Muslim holiday, why, we wonder, aren’t they at least pretending to honor other faiths?  Failing to do so results in collateral damage as we see it.

That, dear reader, is how the Deep State controls not only your thinking, but how they co-market the lefty-over agenda of the American Vichy government.

Pass it on.  Equality really matters.

Or, it used to.

Need a Lyft?

Chinese ride-sharing giant Didi picks Australia for first Western foray.”

Speaking of Chinese on the road: Ford’s China struggle continues as May vehicle sales slump 29 percent.

Um…may sound great to say “Quality is Job #1” but in our world is Sales is Jobs 1.

And no surprise here: China promises fast response as Trump readies tariffs.  The bigger picture being As trade war with China looms, U.S. readies second wave of duties.

Kill Trees, Not Oil Rigs

McDonald’s to replace plastic straws with paper ones in UK and Ireland: BBC.”  Sucks, does it?

Corporate Horsepower

One of our core beliefs is that globally, corporations are (and in some cases have) taken over government..  Here’s a headline that makes the case:

Airbus warns governments not to interfere in European fighter program.”

Is There a Point?

Someone needs to read a physics book.  His voice had already been broadcast into space…doesn’t anyone model broadcast antennas?  And to “beam at a block hole?:  Pah-leeze.
Save the electricity, kids.
Say, we’re not monetizing the dead, again, are we?
Oh-oh, here comes CNN: “Stephen Hawking’s ashes will be interred between Darwin and Newton Friday.”  Tisk, tisk.  We’re already starting to save up for the inevitable wheelchair auction.  So sick is our world…
On that note, off to work on Peoplenomics for tomorrow.
An hour and 10 before the open, Dow futures were down 153.  I may have to polish my happy dance shoes, yet.

23 thoughts on “Four Witches, a TV, and a Tax Bill”

  1. Sessions, et al ~ all serve at ‘the pleasure’ of the president. Most must submit an undated letter of resignation the day they accept their job. Can’t help but ponder it he’s still around after essentially being insubordinate, refusing to investigate/prosecute (do his job) and being openly called “sleepwalker Sessions” by some in Congress, if his continued ‘presence’ is nothing more than ‘theater’ to occupy all the opinion writers. Almost as an excuse as to ‘why’ nothing’s getting done in the law & order racket; an excuse for the guy who he, et al, serves at the pleasure of. I mean, a magician’s work is often to divert the audience’s attention…

    • I’ve heard from a person I know whose spouse is affiliated with the court system , that Sessions is thought to possibly be in the initial stages of Alzheimer’s and not well respected in the legal field. They think he’s in over his head. Trump needs AGs like Obama had, that supported his agenda. Sessions, in action, does not appear to be on Trumps side and his recusal so quickly, has to make you wonder, if hes not part of the insurance policy weve heard mentioned by key FBI players.

  2. Looks like the OIG report is just a lil something for masses to chew on.The real actual report, the one with all the real “dirty” humit that was untouched by Rod Rosenstein, has been turned over to congress critters investigating – Nunnes. R.R. scrubbed this report, redacted the hell out it, and then disseminated. That “scrubbed” report was again “scrubbed” some more, with further redactions prior to public release.
    Sessions check mated the Swamp yesterday, trust the process and cue the Grand Jury’s!
    Just like Rocking Ronnie Reagan, TRUMP is making America Great Again!
    Happy Fathers Day G.

      • George.. I think you are onto something in a country where it seems that the puppeteers are in total control, They also have the potential to donate any amount of funds to the legislators they wish to influence for votes. They are having a really hard time trying to get one of their own out of office no matter no matter what tactic they have used..( because I think he is doing one heck of a good job without any support from those that should be.And they just don’t have anything substantial.).
        A land Where critical evidence of other more serious crimes just seem to vanish from the earth and from the peoples attention ( with the magicians hands and the look over hear and disregard what is over there with a slight of hand)..(many cases I think by the same organizations that are suppose to be doing the investigating) and all of those that are going to testify or do investigations that get to close.. well you know.. they get very very sad to be forced to do that..
        Hmmm..
        Does the term TRUMPED up charges come to mind over this.. LOL New tactics from a fresh direction if you want my opinion…

  3. I totally agree with your assessment of Sessions. As you probably know, the way the overlords use the Deep State to control government is through their three step method. First, bribery is attempted. If the target person refuses, then blackmail is next. If the person is squeaky clean, then the next step is threat/intimidation (this is the one IMO that was used on Justice Roberts concerning Obamacare). Sessions has caved for one of these reasons.

    My hope is that Trump will sooner rather than later fire him.

    • Okie.. I think George and you are onto something..
      My personal thought is that the overlords have gotten their hooks in the workings of Government so far that there is little hope of it being turned around.. there is what a 98 percent chance of an elected official being re-elected for another term.. and way to much money spent on Congress on getting votes for whatever.so far what has it been eighteen billion.. on what five hundred people..now in defense of the members of congress.. it wouldn’t take near that much to buy my vote.. LOL they shouldn’t get a dime for any vote one way or another.. and we will never see this changed.. every election the top five issues that stimulate the voters will be brought up… and now they don’t even wait till the election to table them. It use to take six months LOL… https://www.opensecrets.org/industries./summary.php?ind=K02++

    • Obama – and the Deep Staters believe they are running a Vichy Govt.

      From wikipedia:

      Vichy France (French: Régime de Vichy) is the common name of the French State (État français) headed by Marshal Philippe Pétain during World War II. It represented the unoccupied “Free Zone” (zone libre) in the southern part of metropolitan France and the French colonial empire.
      From 1940 to 1942, while the Vichy regime was the nominal government of all of France except Alsace-Lorraine, the German militarily occupied northern France. While Paris remained the de jure capital of France, the government chose to relocate to the town of Vichy, 360 km (220 mi) to the south in the zone libre…

      In point of fact, they are selling PC and a lefty agenda promoted by the Billionaire Boycs Club…but then you knew all that.

  4. Wasn’t Hawking the one who argued that if there was intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, we shouldn’t tell them we are here? Ure tribute will be a facebook page to donate bitcoin for lawyers to become Deomocratic political candidates.

    • Well Anon… I am pretty sure Hawking never went to Washington DC or did any research on our Congress…If he had he might have added some exclusions to his theory…

  5. George: The IG report needs no Viagra; it spoke loud and clear:

    1. The decision to not charge Clinton was correct.
    2. The head of the FBI (Comey) inappropriately used a double standard in favor of the Republicans/Trump.
    (He roared Hilary’s email investigation (that ended nowhere), but kept secret Trump’s Russian investigation (which to date has given us 5 convictions — and counting.)

    In such a close race, this likely swung the election to Trump. I told you Comey was a Republican. And, duh, the rest of the FBI privately leans mostly conservative too. That’s just a fact. Best, Mike

    • Gee Mike.. I knew that Our Political system was broken long long before Donald decided to run for office.I sure in heck didn’t need anyone from any country to tell me it was broken and personally doubt they had much or any influence in our election.. From my perspective Trump was the only choice for office and I personally believe that he seen the state we were in and figured with his experience he could do the country he loves some good. If you check out his companies you will find out something that is shocking in todays world of bottom feeder jobs.He has an 80 percent retention of employees with a fair income and benefit package not counting other perks to.from what I have read the employees feel they have access to him.. there was one that I read where an employee was treated like a piece of grey meat.. but if you check back .. the employee went back to work for the company and the management staff was corrected because of the way they acted. I would have been proud to work for the man.unfortunately jobs with that kind of retention level are extremely hard to get into. At this point he is was halfway through his term and our politicians are still refusing to work with him..
      Yet even without a Reliable congress he is accomplishing something. Not near what he could if he had a Congress that wasn’t influenced by the puppeteers ..JMHO.. will he do things I don’t like.. absolutely.. but he has conviction and he loves our country and something you just don’t see in DC.. he has integrity

    • …And “Republican” (as you call him) Comey is now on record, lamenting how his entire family wept at Hillary Clinton’s loss.

      Elections are not sporting events. Please try to acquire a clue before you hold up whomever you’re next going to, as a Party pejorative toward President Trump…

  6. Sessions may be reluctant to fire anyone and is purposely being insubordinate to get back at Trump. He may be indirectly helping Mueller now and needs the FBI intact to complete the job. It may be that Sessions holds the cards now. Trump may have cooked his own goose by publicly humiliating Sessions via Twitter and in interviews for well over a year. There is no love lost between the two. Sessions is a lot more cunning and has a lot of pride and WILL NOT back down from childish tweets. But since the GOP and his own advisors have said that Trump can’t fire Sessions, Jeff is using this protection to hurl back some of his own firepower to make Trump squirm.

    • I think you may be right about Sessions dragging his feet deliberately in retaliation because it was wrong of Trump to publicly diss Sessions for his recusal and lack of leadership. That’s in the past now though, and Trump must now further publicly demand Sessions explain why he hasnt been more publicly curious about the light touch given Hillary, Comey, Strocek(sp) and all the others who were behind the well confirmed conspiracy to take Trump down.

      It’s appearing there may be a fear the cabal to destroy Trump was so vast, that if prosecutions from an honest investigation happened, our nation may not survive intact.

      The longer Sessions holds back on opening new investigations, the more time the far left has to organize a rebellion against any type of required action against the deep state. Even L Graham is now saying the recent report now gives credibility that the fabeled deep state does exist.

  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js7VqpFSqP4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etp5rQIggIg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsWVhvE1AdA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feV0Uof9tIU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bZS1-en398
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exGfyHavmAQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfYnvDL0Qcw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INzXO48oh20
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loK3OJEp-SQ
    you are probably wondering what all this shizt is.. LOL
    well.. a while ago a guy I know bought an I-Pad.. didn’t like it and decided I could get more use out of it.Even though I tried to discourage him from sending something of that value to me. He is just as stubborn as I am and did it anyway. other than read some books and college papers etc..and do a little typing on Urban survival.. and once in a while watch a little netflix.. I didn’t do anything with it it sat there just to be sitting there..
    Now with the grandkids I have the you break it you buy it rule.. well I broke my three year old grandson’s I-Pad.. it was horrible .. so until I could buy him another one I just let him use that one..
    I am not a computer geek or anything and really don’t have any interest in learning the computer language etc. its not something that trips my trigger so I leave that to the teenagers that love this stuff..
    a while ago I couldn’t quite grasp how something I would post could be recognized on several different machines and different locations and different servers etc.. then the day before yesterday came..
    My three year old grandson asked me .. PAPA… what is this and can you get OGGY for me.. and handed the I-Pad to me..
    On there was a live feed from this guys home computer webcam of his wife walking around in her bathrobe..( she is a total babe.. I never met her before or do I know her but wow. why he would want to hire a french maid is beyond me..) I started to look at this thing closer.. heck I knew where he was where she was.. and could track their i-phones in real time.. the files on his computer.. on the phones their pictures and music playlists.. the banking and all of his credit card information information for them and their kids.. it was scary.. I asked him.. say you need to send me your id and password so I can erase any and all of this and reboot it to factory.. ( all of this crap is in the cloud to..) he of course just could’t grasp that I had access to everything.. and I decided to do the right thing.. I did the reboot and sent it back to him along with a note telling him to get rid of it.. make sure it is destroyed or keep it.. but like any smart azz.. I did the right thing and changed his moniker on his phone with bevis and butthead and computer and his music line up and a few quality videos.. some sexy sexy womens photos..and a phew phone contacts like 1-800-BABE and the psychic hotline .. (LOL LOL LOL LOL ) just so he will know that the ghost was there.. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZC9NkaLPEqY/VXIuHkajyYI/AAAAAAAAANo/k_Cw5M4jOZo/s640/aaa.jpg
    totally scary.. now where is the cloud..

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/10/27/googles-offshore-data-centres-wont-be-out-of-the-nsas-reach-nor-the-us-governments/#12cb68097536

    with that kind of information accessible.. no wonder there was all that controversy over apple giving up how to navigate their systems and break into their phones..
    You know a year ago I quit using Quickbooks.. not that quick books is bad.great program doesn’t work well with some systems.. but they adopted having all that information on their servers.. not on your computer.. the other thing was.. the program was pretty shizty over adding and subtracting and this drove me nuts.. since I am anal about the check book.. since 2016 didn’t work well with windows ten I was on the phone daily to them when I did my daily reconcile.. Now don’t get surprised.. all of this is in another country.. and when they announced that the new policy was for them to store your data and passwords on their servers I got paranoid over that.. how easy would it be since their software is really crappy about keeping accurate account balances.. most just disregard that.. but the thought.. they have my banking log in information and what a few hundred million subscribers.. how easy would it be to just take a dollar a month.. who would notice..( besides me.. long story) or fifty cents.. many would just say.. honey you need to keep better records and add or subtract.. that would be a lot of money in a third world country where poverty is huge.. so I dumped the program and changed passwords..

  8. Oh hell once these clowns get into office or gets appointed you never get rid of them,look at Bush’s hand maidens all left over from a previous republican administration,and the other side is no different for the deep pockets the globilist will control the next one that occupies the oval office the same as they control Trump,and as far as making America great again wishful dreaming for it will never happen.!!!

  9. George you’re right about the IG report being a whitewash. If Nunes can’t pry the info out of Rosenweasel, Pres Trump needs to step in and order the docs released. Then we MAY see some daylight through our obfuscated windshield.
    In any event, this is some serious sedition/treason coming to light and for us to keep our Republic, heads MUST roll and soon, IMHO.

  10. Unfortunately America’s problems are not unique. They are part of a serious global problem that came about from past political bad leadership. If you have not seen “Shadow World” and if you do, some of that naive outlook fed by MSM will “fade to black.” Those that dare to watch, it can be viewed at,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgO-uoXsmPg

    Although it has a Russian title, its all in English!

  11. To be interred in Westminster Abby is a great honor, an acknowledgement of a life so important to the Kingdom, People, and Land of Britain that given the fleeting permanence of life, all who visit that site should know of the man’s existence.

    Great people of science, of letters, and yes, of British royalty share ‘space’ with that of the unknown hero representing the dead of war who died defending that land. Almost a thousand years of history . . . would that our own country last as long.

    Today is the anniversary of the issuing of the document known as the Magna Carta in England, wherein there was the first ‘reigning in’ of the power of the royalty in that land, and most importantly for our own country, the root of our legal system. ‘Great people holding great power’ should take heed.

    Do not worry as to the providence of Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair; it will without doubt go to the British Museum, where many such items are on display or held for future study.

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