Tuesday, May 23, 2017

reprint from........Daley Gator

See the difference when the state legislature has some BALLS

Alabama Legislature Passes Bill Protecting Confederate Memorials – Daily Caller

The Alabama senate passed a bill Friday which would prevent the changing of the names of Confederate memorials and removing of historic Confederate monuments.
The bill “would prohibit the relocation, removal, alteration, renaming, or other disturbance of any architecturally significant building, memorial building, memorial street, or monument that has stood on public property for 40 or more years,” reads the text of the bill, reported Yahoo News.
Sen. Gerald Allen, a Republican sponsor of the bill, blasted what he perceived as a “wave of political correctness” assailing monuments dedicated to people who, despite having flaws, were important to history.
“You say we are protecting history,” said Sen. Hank Sanders, a Democrat African American, according to Yahoo News…

Venomous or poisonous?  By Caitlyn

Snakes! Even if they’re not venomous – wait – do you know the difference between venomous and poisonous?
Some people use the words interchangeably because once in the body, the chemicals do similar damage, attacking the heart, brain or other vital targets. But according to the Smithsonian: the terms do mean very different things. Traditionally, venomous creatures bite, sting or stab you to do their damage, while you have bite or touch poisonous critters to feel their effects. That means venomous organisms need a way in, like fangs or teeth. Poisonous organisms take a more passive approach, often lining the skin or other surfaces with toxic chemicals. Oh and by the way, the antidote to snake venom  is anti-venin, not anti-venom.
Back to the snakes.
Rule number 1. Leave all snakes alone. Apply the following safety rules when traveling in areas where there are venomous snakes:
  • Walk carefully and watch where you step. Step onto logs rather than over them before looking and moving on.
  • Look closely when picking fruit or moving around water.
  • Do not tease, molest, or harass snakes. Snakes cannot close their eyes. Therefore, you cannot tell if they are asleep. Some snakes, such as mambas, cobras, and bushmasters, will attack aggressively when cornered or guarding a nest.
  • Use sticks to turn logs and rocks.
  • Wear proper footgear, particularly at night.
  • Carefully check bedding, shelter, and clothing.
  • Be calm when you encounter serpents. Snakes cannot hear and you can occasionally surprise them when they are sleeping or sunning. Normally, they will flee if given the opportunity.
  • Use extreme care if you must kill snakes for food or safety. Although it is not common, warm, sleeping human bodies occasionally attract snakes.
The polar regions are free of snakes due to their inhospitable environments. Other areas considered to be free of  venomous snakes are New Zealand, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Polynesia, and Hawaii. This means America does have  venomous snakes. Here are the ones to watch out for:
  • Photo by Bruce Hallman/USFWS. https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmidwest/27901951646 CC2.0
              American Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix)
This snake has light bronze coloring and a diamond pattern. It is found along the east coast and southern states, from Texas to New Jersey.
  • By Everglades NPS from Homestead, Florida, United States (Coral Snake, NPSPhoto) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
              Coral snake (Micrurus fulvius)
Found in southern coastal states like Louisiana and Florida, this snake can be identified by its stripes, which correspond to the rhyme, “Red on yellow, deadly fellow; Red on black, venom lack.”
  • Image: Bree McGhee, https://www.flickr.com/photos/soulsurvivor08/3178716836
              Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)
This water snake is poisonous, but not often fatal. Watch out for it along the eastern coastal states, like Virginia and the Carolinas.
Image: By Skeeze, https://pixabay.com/en/rattlesnake-viper-poisonous-reptile-902539/ CC0

Rattlesnake (Crotalus species)
This poisonous snake is notorious in the American southwest, particularly west of the Mississipi, especially Texas and Arizona. It blends in with the light sand and sun-bleached rocks of deserts.

Senators Revealed The Status Of The Investigation Into Trump 

Is Donald Trump under FBI investigation?

He claims former FBI Director James Comey told him three times he was not the target of the counter-intelligence probe into Russia’s alleged election meddling.
Democrats and the media worked to contradict him, but now two top Senators just answered the question once and for all.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has been less than pleased with Comey’s conduct during the investigation.
Grassley was furious about the lack of answers about the FBI paying former British Intelligence agent Christopher Steele for his opposition research on Trump during the campaign.
And now Grassley is blasting Comey for not going public with what he told him and Dianne Feinstein in private briefings – that Trump is not under investigation.
Breitbart reports:
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday vouched for President Trump’s assertion in a letter to former FBI Director James Comey that he was not under investigation by the FBI.
Grassley told committee members at an executive meeting that he and ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had met with Comey last week, and that he had briefed them on who the targets of the various investigations are.
“Senator Feinstein and I heard nothing that contradicted the President’s statement,” he said.
Feinstein then said after Grassley’s statement, “I very much appreciate what you’ve said and it’s very accurate, and we were briefed.”
During his Senate testimony about Russia, Comey refused to confirm or deny that Trump was a target of the investigation.
When Trump canned Comey, Democrats and the media immediately jumped to the conclusion that Trump fired the FBI Director because he was leading an investigation into Trump himself.
That was false, and Trump included the fact that Comey personally told him three times he wasn’t under investigation in his letter where he announced his termination.
Grassley also suggested the media hysteria is helping Russia with their efforts to destabilize American democracy by paralyzing institutions.
Breitbart also reports:
Grassley said wild speculation that the FBI is targeting the president is “not just irresponsible and unfounded,” but also played into Russian goals to undermine the American public’s faith in democratic institutions.
“It provides aid and comfort to the Russians and their goal of undermining faith in our democracy,” he said.
Grassley also suggested other committee members get briefed by the FBI on “what is actually going on” before the committee does anything more in its investigation on Russian interference in the election.
“Hopefully, that will help temper some of the unsubstantiated statements that have been made,” he said.

Mueller and Comey's Relationship That The Media Doesn't Want You To Know About  05/18/2017  Source: Fox Newsby: Cody Derespina  

Mueller and Comey's Relationship That The Media Doesn't Want You To Know About
The man tasked with investigating possible meddling by Russia in the 2016 presidential election – a probe that will likely encompass President Trump’s recent firing of FBI Director James Comey – once called Comey “one of the finest people I’ve ever met.”

Robert Mueller, Comey’s predecessor at FBI from 2001-2013, has a lengthy, close and somewhat controversial history with the man suddenly at the center of investigations swirling around Trump. Mueller on Wednesday evening was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as special counsel to oversee the Justice Department’s investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election and related issues.

But Mueller and Comey have been longtime allies dating back to at least 2003 when the men both worked in Washington, D.C., Mueller as FBI Director and Comey as Deputy Attorney General.

The men were memorably cast – mostly via Comey’s 2007 testimony – as honorable men standing against government overreach when they talked former President George W. Bush out of pushing ahead the renewal of a controversial surveillance program. That episode included a supposedly dramatic hospital bedside encounter when Bush aides tried to get ailing Attorney General John Ashcroft to sign off on the program’s renewal. But Ashcroft, and in Comey’s telling, Comey himself, stood firmly athwart the pressure and prevailed.
 Source: Fox News 

New Evidence Tells The Truth About Trump and Russia Collusion  05/19/2017  Source: AAN by: Remington Strelivo  

New Evidence Tells The Truth About Trump and Russia Collusion

Newly-released U.S. intelligence has might have proven, once and for all, that there was no collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian spies to sway the 2016 election.
   Senior intelligence officers says that they overhead a Russian operative brag about the plot to leak damaging emails from Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party—and that their motive was not to help Trump, but to hurt Clinton.
   The operative said they planned to “cause chaos in the upcoming U.S. election” to settle a grudge Russian President Vladimir Putin had against Clinton: what he believed was an “influence operation she had run against him.”
   One of the U.S. intelligence offers told Time magazine that they "didn’t really understand the context of it until much later,” but now believe the Russians were discussing hacking the emails of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton aide John Podesta.
   The officials “now realize that the officer’s boast was the first indication U.S. spies had from their sources that Russia wasn’t just hacking email accounts to collect intelligence but was also considering interfering in the vote,” according to Time.
   While it’s extremely concerning that a foreign power would attempt to sway an American election, Putin’s focus on damaging Hillary Clinton could help exonerate Trump and his team—as it becomes clear they had no interest in helping his campaign win. 
Source: AAN 

Watergate Attorney Makes Shocking Comments About Trump Scandal

The so-called “mainstream” media and establishment politicians can barely contain their glee.
Former FBI Director James Comey’s leaked memo that claimed Donald Trump had urged him to shut down the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has them all employing their Watergate analogies.
But an attorney on the Watergate investigative committee thinks there is just one big problem with these claims.
Michael Madigan was assistant Minority Counsel on the Watergate Committee.
He blasted the idea that Trump’s actions bear resemblance to those in the scandal that drove Nixon from power in 1974.
Katie Pavlich wrote on Townhall.com:     

The shame is on the person who spray painted the memorial. You can destroy them, remove them and pretend that the Civil War NEVER happened BUT...you can't alter history, only in your own mind

'Shame' spray-painted on Confederate monument in Virginia

05/22/2017     The Norfolk City Council had decided against removing the monument in 2015.
Someone spray-painted the word “SHAME” in big yellow letters on the base of a Confederate monument in Norfolk, Virginia, making the city the latest to confront rising tensions over the preservation of such structures in public spaces.
Norfolk police are in the “preliminary stages of investigation” after officers responded to a vandalism report about 8:45 a.m. on Monday, department spokesman Daniel Hudson told HuffPost.
City workers removed the graffiti in less than two hours, Lori Crouch, the city’s corporate communications director, said.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The word "shame" has been spray-painted on a Confederate monument in Virginia.
Media outlets report Norfolk police spokesman Daniel Hudson says officers were called to the vandalism site Monday morning.
The Norfolk City Council decided in 2015 to keep the monument, despite pressure from a local civil rights group. At the top of the monument is a statue of Confederate soldier Johnny Reb.
The monument, which features a 15-foot bronze Confederate soldier perched atop a granite base, “commemorates the last reunion of surviving Confederate soldiers,” according to the Downtown Norfolk Council’s website. It was unveiled in 1907.
Many see such monuments as symbols of white supremacism and the slavery system that the South fought to maintain. The push to rid public spaces of Confederate iconography gained momentum after the June 2015 massacre at historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where white supremacist Dylann Roof shot and killed nine black parishioners.
The Norfolk City Council, which included three black members at the time, decided against removing the downtown Confederate monument in September 2015. The black members agreed that removing the structure was unneccessary, The Virginian-Pilot reported.
Crouch said she wasn’t aware of any formal requests recently to have the city’s three Confederate statues taken down.
Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s requests for comment.
Joe Dillard, president of the NAACP’s Norfolk Chapter, speculated the vandalism could have been inspired by news coverage of a contentious battle in Charlottesville, Virginia, over its city council’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
While Dillard said he believes the spray-painter in Norfolk was likely someone “disgusted and fed up with these monuments of hate,” he said his organization doesn’t condone the vandalism.
The suicide note goes to great lengths about Executive Order #13603 signed by President Obama on March 16, 2012.

May 14, 2017            
ICE Agent Commits Suicide in NYC, Leaves a Suicide Note Revealing Govt’s Plans to Roundup & Disarm Americans :
An ICE agent who committed suicide in New York City left behind a suicide note that revealed plans for the federal government to roundup and disarm American citizens amid economic collapse.
After writing a lengthy suicide note exposing terrifying plans the government has for American citizens, a US Customs Agent walked onto a pier in NYC and blew his brains out.
Sources inside the New York City Police Department have revealed to SuperStation95, the contents of a suicide note found on the body and they are utterly frightening.
The note, which says it was written over the course of a full week in advance, outlines why the officer chose to shoot himself:
“The America I grew up in, and cherished, has been murdered by its own federal government.  Our Constitution has become meaningless and our laws politicized so badly, they are no longer enforced except for political purposes” the note said.  “Our elected officials are, to a person, utterly corrupt and completely devoid of any love or respect for the country which pays them.  To them, everything is about getting and keeping power, and making illicit money from backroom deals.”


Bermuda Triangle: Ship Reappears 90 Years After Going Missing        (As printed)

I'm lost as to what good seeing a MEMO written by Comey will do ? A memo written by him would depend on, how he felt that day, what he understood was said or what may be in his political agenda (or a cohorts agenda). BUT NO MATTER, IT SHOULD'NT BE CONSIDERED A "LEGAL DOCUMENT" Or any documentation of the TRUTH !

We need to see the Comey memo  17 May 2017 Norma

The press and the DC political class are all a-flutter over the New York Times story (link is external) that President Trump asked former FBI director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
There are charges swirling that Trump obstructed justice, and may face impeachment for it. We agree that the charges leveled in the NYT article are very serious, and if true, would put Mr. Trump in great jeopardy of losing his job.
But it is also critical to understand -- as is usually the case with hot stories dropped late in the day -- that no one outside of the main parties involved knows exactly what was said. So far, all we have to go on is a memo that "one of Mr. Comey’s associates read parts of...to a Times reporter."
That's a mighty thin reed.
Representative Jason Chaffitz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has sent a letter (link is external) to the FBI asking for "all memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings referring or relating to any communications between Comey and the President." And he wants those documents by May 24th.
This is exactly the right thing to do, as is Chaffetz seeking to get Comey to testify before his committee (the Senate Intelligence Committee has extended a similar invitation).
The allegations are too big to be left to the armchair lawyering of pundits and pols. Get Comey's memos out in the open. Get him to testify about them -- under oath. And then, perhaps, we will have a clearer picture of exactly what happened in that meeting.
We need the details, the evidence, and the sworn testimony. When we have those in hand, then we can make a more reasoned judgement on what happened, why it happened, and what the consequences should be.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Published on May 17, 2017
Rep. Al Green called for Trump's impeachment on the House floor, calling Trump's actions revealed in Comey's memo as obstruction of justice.

Trump delivers commencement address at Coast Guard Academy   ABC News at U.S. Coast Guard Academy.  New London, CT Donald J. Trump at U.S. Coast Guard Academy commencement: “God bless the Coast Guard and God Bless the United States of America…Good luck. Enjoy your life.” http://abcn.ws/2qwOyif

Late nite TV shows wouldn't HAVE a show if they couldn't BASH Trump......Sickening !

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DEMOCRAT mind set.....I didn't say that !!!

Pelosi: I Didn't Say Comey Should Be Fired, He Just Wasn't Right For The Job   Matt Vespa  Posted: May 16, 2017 
Pelosi: I Didn't Say Comey Should Be Fired, He Just Wasn't Right For The Job

During her town hall event with CNN, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was asked about her party’s selective outrage over the firing of James Comey from the FBI. Remember that Democrats wanted the man’s head on a pike for his October 28, 2016 letter informing Congress that the FBI would be reviewing more emails. Hillary Clinton has said Mr. Comey and the Russians were the reasons why she lost. That’s patently false. Still, now that President Trump has fired Mr. Comey, Democrats are outraged. Frothing at the mouth—doling out the Watergate comparisons, the Nixon comparisons, and the ever-catchy sound bite that this is a constitutional crisis. The Comey firing is none of these things. 

Still, Ms. Pelosi said that she never thought that Mr. Comey should be fired, only that he’s not the best fit to be the director of the FBI. So, he should probably find a new job. She also added that Mr. Comey’s firing was related to the Bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump camp and Russian intelligence in order to tilt the election. There is zero evidence to substantiate this claim. Second, it’s not as if the FBI will stop the probe. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said last week the FBI’s investigation would continue. Also, the claim that Mr. Comey was fired after he requested more resources for the investigation, which had liberals going crazy, turned out to be inaccurate.
Also, I find it hard to believe that Pelosi didn’t want Mr. Comey removed. After October, every Democrat had changed their tune about the man from the vanguard of justice to partisan hack, or possible Russian agent, within a short period. To this day, liberals still believe in the Russia-Trump connection, despite the lack of evidence, and they think that Mr. Comey cost Clinton the election. It’s the ultimate outrage cocktail. Liberals are infuriated that he might have cost their gal the election, though they’re also vexed that the man leading one of the investigations into the Trump-Russia link was fired. Talk about whiplash. Also, if one feels that you're not right for the job, we all know what happens next. So, that's the Democratic line folks regarding Mr. Comey: he was incompetent and maybe couldn't handle the pressure of being the FBI director, but he should have kept his job, or something. 
Putin: I Can Prove Trump Did Not Pass Secrets to Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not passed on any secrets to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting in Washington last week and that he could prove it.
Speaking at a news conference alongside Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin quipped that Lavrov was remiss for not passing on what he made clear he believed were non-existent secrets.
"I spoke to him [Lavrov] today," said Putin with a smile. "I'll be forced to issue him with a reprimand because he did not share these secrets with us. Not with me, nor with representatives of Russia's intelligence services. It was very bad of him."
Putin, who said Moscow rated Lavrov's meeting with Trump "highly," said Russia was ready to hand a transcript of Trump's meeting with Lavrov over to U.S. lawmakers if that would help reassure them.
A Kremlin aide, Yuri Ushakov, later told reporters that Moscow had in its possession a written record of the conversation, not an audio recording.
Complaining about what he said were signs of "political schizophrenia" in the United States, Putin said Trump was not being allowed to do his job properly.
"It's hard to imagine what else can these people who generate such nonsense and rubbish can dream up next," said Putin.  (I"ve had these same thoughts myself, if this doesn't work for them...WHAT'S NEXT ??)
"What surprises me is that they are shaking up the domestic political situation using anti-Russian slogans. Either they don't understand the damage they're doing to their own country, in which case they are simply stupid, or they understand everything, in which case they are dangerous and corrupt."
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BRIAN WILLIAMS of all people, wonders why listeners aren't paying attention to their stories....MR. FAKE NEWS HIMSELF

"Brian Williams" seriously wonders why Americans are having a harder and harder time believing the media.

MSNBC Reporter Panel Complains Some Are Not Listening to Their Narrative

Monday night news broadcasts were dominated by a Washington Post report that claims that President Trump may have disclosed classified information to top Russian officials in the Oval Office. Many in the media were quick to pounce on the report and condemn the President. On MSNBC’s The 11Th Hour, host Brian Williams and some of his guests bemoaned how some Americans weren’t buying into their narratives about the President over the last few days, including the day’s breaking news story.
“Jeremy, I've been thinking about you because of the time you spend thinking about and reminding people about our two bubbles,” Williams said, getting ready to tee up The New York Times’ Jeremy Peters. “Is this one skewing both ways? Is this a partisan looking story?” A disheartened sounding Peters responded with: “I think, Brian, it's shaping up to be that way.”
Peters’ analysis was little more than veiled jabs at Fox News, although he didn’t mention them by name, for not having the same narrative as the rest of the media:

Paul Ryan Got Everyone’s Attention With These Comments About Trump And The FBI

Paul Ryan was the last high-profile Republican not to comment about Donald Trump sacking FBI Director James Comey.
He finally revealed his thoughts on the matter.
And they got everyone’s attention.
Ryan backed Trump on the move.
Some Republicans looking to play to the so-called “mainstream” media expressed reservations in exchange for favorable headlines.
But Ryan said Comey had “lost confidence.”
Politico reports:
Speaker Paul Ryan defended President Donald Trump’s dismissal of FBI Director James Comey during an interview on Wednesday, arguing that Comey had been “compromised” and “lost the confidence” of the American people.
Breaking a more than 24-hour silence following Comey’s controversial firing, Ryan said on Fox News that Comey had “become an issue himself.” The Wisconsin Republican — once one of Trump’s biggest congressional critics — also argued that Trump had acted “entirely within a president’s role and authority” and said there was no need for a special prosecutor or special committee to probe Russian election interference and possible collusion with Trump’s presidential campaign.
“The truth is that James Comey who is a worthwhile, dedicated public servant, had basically lost the confidence of a lot of Republicans, a lot of Democrats, based on his conduct, his actions and some of the comments he had made. And most importantly, he had lost the confidence of the president,” Ryan told Fox News’ Bret Baier.
Ryan also said “the president was looking at a situation where you had senior Justice Department officials losing confidence.”
“Trump does not want to see the FBI in disarray,” he continued. “He wants to see the FBI running and moving well.”
Some Republicans, such as John McCain, James Lankford, Ben Sasse and Barbara Comstock, ran to left-wing media outlets and told them exactly what they wanted to hear — namely that Trump’s firing of Comey troubled them.
McCain, Comstock and Sasse have long reputations of being opponents of Donald Trump.
The media lapped up their statements and used them as evidence Trump created a “constitutional crisis.”
There is no crisis.
The FBI Director serves at the pleasure of the President.
Skittish Republicans who live and die by the so-called “mainstream” media cycle panicked at the first hyperventilating tweet.
But, by and large, Republicans closed ranks around Trump.
They defended his legitimate authority to fire the FBI Director.
And as Ryan noted, Comey made himself an easy target.