The entertaining insanity in Washington promises to be in full-farce (sic) today as the democrat “bum’s rush” toward impeachment gears up.
After a thoughtful read of the entire phone transcript document Wednesday, I was hardly shocked to see how the crooked media (most of it, these days) didn’t focus on the main context of what was going on: Specifically, Ukraine had a previous partisan prosecutor who was not going after misdeeds of former Obama administration officials.
“The President: I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike… I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation.”
Here’s where we get a clear-bead on the media bias: In their “analysis” (here) the NY Times which has been cheerleading impeachment, pawns-off the Hillary Clinton email server crimes as “another investigation” without even mentioning Hillary. Can speak for you, but to my way of thinking (having only written news for 50-years) is crooked, one-sided reporting. Here’s how the left-leaning Times spun the Trump comments vis-a-vis Crowdstrike et all: Notice no mention of Hillary! (Flat-ass amazing spin! (see bolded)
“Mr. Trump said Attorney General William P. Barr would call the Ukrainian president about another investigation. Mr. Trump appears to be referencing an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory pushed by Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, that Ukraine had some involvement in the emails stolen from Democratic National Committee.”
A more unbiased analysis? We would have written it more like this in an analysis piece:
“Here, Trump wants the Ukrainian president to investigate Ukraine’s involvement in Crowdstrike and/or email server abuse by the Hillary Clinton campaign.”
See? The NY Times is STILL covering for Clinton! So Trump explains “the fix” was in:
“The former ambassador from the United States, the woman, was bad news and the people she was dealing with in the Ukraine were bad news so I just want to let you know that. The other thing, There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it… It sounds horrible to me.”
Again, can’t speak for you, but seems to me none of this constitutes “high crimes and misdemeanors” but not my steamroller, not my revolutionaries to be appeased.
BLong ago, a buddy of mine, state ACLU director who went on to teach law at Georgetown, reminded me: “The first victim of any courtroom proceeding is Justice.”
Same might be said today about Truth and reporting.
Meanwhile, NBC rolled out “Majority of House members now back some type of impeachment action against Trump” without underscoring that the House majority is what? (Trump-hating dems…).
Meantime, a Drudge Report poll Wednesday figured when all is said and done, 76% (as of when I looked) believe nothing would get done.
Hey! We’ve finally torpedoed the Constitution: Five-years of Obstruction before every election! Yippee! Government is gone, full time guerilla theater and political warfare reigns.
We know both side of the aisle are full of puffery, greed, and self-importance. So when the headlines say things like the whistleblower report is deeply disturbing, it may be because in Ukraine, they’re about to launch a non -US probe into HRC…you just gotta follow the script closely. That part will be buried so you won’t think about it.
Main thing to remember, we think, is what CNBC covered in “Why Trump asked Ukraine’s president to look into CrowdStrike, a U.S. cybersecurity company that recently went public.”
Oh, and Time more evenly reports Ukraine Saw ‘No Connection’ Between U.S. Aid and Trump Request on Biden, Official Says. But then again, ther Ukraine official is not a democrat, right?
DDDD (Double Daily Data Dose)
Item 1: US Gross Domestic Product is just out from the Bureau of Economic Analysis:
“Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.0 percent in the second quarter of 2019, according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth rate was the same as in the “second” estimate released in August. In the first quarter, real GDP rose 3.1 percent.
This means shortly, like tomorrow, we can get the latest calc of the Velocity of Money at M2 which can be done with the quarterly GDP out…
Item 2: Fresh International Trade numbers are out from Census:
After the data, Dow futures up 65, but the idiots will gavel in soon and no telling what then… Besides, someone besides us might notice US business investment much weaker in the second quarter than previously estimated.
Blame BREXIT Dept: Jaguar Land Rover to stop output at UK factories for a week due to Brexit. Why would it matter, fer cryin out loud?
As we been explaining – Economics is why borders are open. Now comes another voice Latinos may be the key to future US economic growth, study argues. EBM kiddies (everything’s a business model!)
Woo-Woo: Meeing the “Karch”
Couple of items on the Woo-Woo table this morning.
First Woo: As a vivid dreamer, you know I spend my nights often living in my “second life” – in various worlds, adventuring in what in my book (Psychocartography) are called The Realms.
Two-part adventure last night. In the first part, I spied some odd-looking fellows who were busily “arranging things” in the front seat of a car. Their purpose unclear, I asked them about it while three of them continued bustling about some package needing to be “just so.”
At that, back through the “switch yard” between waking and dream states to pop into awake here about 3:45 AM.
I remember there was something seriously distasteful about these karch-men, and mentally found myself looking back toward sleep (if that makes sense) knowing I didn’t want one of them to following me back over to waking.
A few minutes later, I decided to go back in (to sleep) and start looking for them to find out more. (Warrioring in dreams is how we learn deep, inner confidence, understand. One you internalize you can’t be killed in The Realms, it’s very comforting. Noit less scary, just comforting. It’s all about the drama.)
Upon going back in (to sleep), I found myself in a boat, sight-seeing my way with the current down a fast-moving, but shallow river. Through a deep canyon with vertical rock walls. Quite picturesque.
As I was drifting with the current, I could control the boat with oars, but not row fast enough to row into the current which was moving faster than I could row. I could almost go sideways.
After a bit, I noticed one of the ugly “Karchmen” slogging up-river in the shallows (1-2 feet deep) along the canyon walls.
“I have a message for you…” he yelled, holding out a sheaf of papers.
Try as I might, I wasn’t able to get to him, so I yelled I’d get the message another time… At that, I was awake again. 4:49 AM and time to find a coffee pot.
Just another “adventure in The Realms? Well, maybe…maybe not.
I got to wondering if these “Karchmen” were really “Archons.” With a side of mistranslation, tossed in. If they were, plenty of reason NOT to get too close to them, since the Wiki of Archons goes like this:
“Archons are, in Gnosticism and religions closely related to it, demonic entities subordinate to the embodiment of evil in the corresponding belief-system. Among the Archontics, Ophites, Sethians and in the writings of Nag Hammadi library, the archons are rulers, each related to one of seven planets; they prevent souls from leaving the material realm. In Manichaeism, the archons are the rulers of a realm within the ‘Kingdom of Darkness’, who together make up the Prince of Darkness. “
On the other hand, while there is some linguistic similarity between Karch and Arch, the fellows in this Realm were not the four-foot high (“grey”) looking types that both psychedelic users and UFO “abductees” report.
Upon waking, I went looking up translations of the word “karch” to English from various languages.
- In Azerbijani, it means “crunch”
- Same meaning in Tajik and Uzbek
- In Bangla, its the action term “I’m doing…”
- In Tamil is means “cork”
- In Telugu it means “car”
- In Urdo, it means “splinter”
- In Gujarati, it means “the cost”
Bet you didn’t know Gujarati is the 9th most common language in the world with 55+ million speakers, did you?
Interestingly, if you draw a dashed line from Azerbaijan down toward India…see how linguistic mapping can be a fascinating time-sink?
Anyway, saving the fun stuff for last, seems a Googler had “heap plenty fun” with their translating engine. “Karch” translates into “LUNDBERG” (yep, all caps) from Turkish to English…lol. Google linguistist or coder outted?
I’ll let you know if I ever pick up “the message” proffered. I’m hoping it will shed some light on the odd property of low-pressure plasmas throwing off time anomalies and gravity we’re tinkering with in Old Man Labs (as time permits).
SECOND WOO: From a note from a colleague:
“If you haven’t watched this series on the History Channel, I encourage you to do so. Look for “Unidentified” – about 6 episodes. I was alerted to the series by a former [redacted] guy who has since done both engineering [redacted] and had a distinguished career in [redacted] – someone whose judgement I trust. The guys doing the investigation are really credible. As in really really credible.”
And since the tip comes from a “really, really” good source, you ought to (really really put this on your binge-watching list.
OK, off to the binge-fast table…moron the morrow and write when you get rich,