« Hanger Steak (onglet) tonight | Main | "Trump would cut taxes by about $1.7T, Biden would hike by $4.3T: Budget watchdog" »

06 October 2020

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

turcopolier

All

Yeah. The Demo thing is to condemn the staff at WR for letting him leave the hospital alive.

TV

Col:
I wondered about his safety in a military hospital - given the behavior of the empty suit Esper, Miley and that collection of Obama brass retirees Mattis, Allen, Mcraven, McChrystal, Mullen et. al.
Lest you accuse me of crazy conspiracies, I refer you to the behavior of the national "security" apparatus since 2016 - that we KNOW about.

Fred

Larry,

As the soon to be banned Tucker Carlson put it recently, They offer fear, Trump offers hope. On a related note days after Governor Whitmer had all her post April 30 executive orders ruled unconstitutional by the MI Supreme Court the Washtenaw County (MI) Health Department head, Jimena Loveluck, MSW, issued a mandatory mask order for the county. (For the curious that MSW stands for Master of Social Work)

https://www.washtenaw.org/DocumentCenter/View/18270/Order-Face-Coverings-Oct-2020-FINAL

"the requirement to wear a face covering does not apply to individuals who:".... "Cannot medically tolerate a face covering"

I wonder how all those businesses that demand you wear one will handle that exception? You'll enjoy how CNN reported the MI Supreme Court Ruling: By a nice caption photo of a protest rally, featuring many Trump signs and yes, those black, hand-held personal safety devices Beto wants to round up. A protest from March, not October when the ruling was issued. For those unfamiliar with Michigan Ann Arbor is the most liberal city in the state and is home to the majority of Washtenaw County residents and the Univesity of Michgan. Eastern Michigan University is located in Ypsilanti, about ten miles East, though still in the county. At no time has any hospital in the county exceeded capacity nor are there reports of that being an issue now. I'm sure Trump's recent illness and recovery is only coincidental.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/02/politics/michigan-supreme-court-whitmer-covid-emergency/index.html

EEngineer

Trump just declassified all the Russiagate documents. Timing is everything...

Account Deleted

Colonel:
I have not seen any reporting of anyone condemning the staff at WR. I have seen, justified criticism IMO, of Dr Sean Conley, Trump's personal physician. In particular, the criticism of Conley's refusal to answer the press question about the date of the President's last negative Covod-19 test - an essential fact needed in a contact tracing program as well as questions on his health impacting his fitness to perform his duties. It's an important story. Answers to these basic questions is crucial to the public's right to know.

Account Deleted

Fred: At my job before I retired, there was a simple way of dealing with these sort's of medical issues. Employees were required to bring in a signed medical waiver from a licensed physician. Those who couldn't produce one were given a choice.
A simple requirement that often times resulted in some near miraculous changes in outlook.

Deap

Hold that thought, bears repeating: ...."He’s (Trump) just happy disrupting the conventional wisdom and doing concrete things that benefit real people."....

Deap

Did the IC prevent many of the document declassifications because of worries about source and method protection? Or content or embarrassment, or need to cover up. Or because they were never asked.

What is the real risk, in comparative terms, when "declassifying everything"? Protect the presidency by declassifying, or protect the agencies. by not declassifying -assuming this is a sliding scale and we are now one minute to midnight.

What would McGyver do? In the world of AI and electronic espionage, is anything really protected 100% anyway? Truth will out, and always seek the truth and the truth shall set you free. I am all for freedom.

Deap

John 8:32 ...“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Deap

Mike46, methinks you want to know the minutiae of Trump's health status for other reasons. Assume the WH is very much on top of contract tracing - they keep very good records.

Like all personnel matters, confidentiality is appropriate. Did you visit the WH or other events where you were in sustained contract with the President? Then you don't have to worry.

There is no right to other people's private health information, unless they chose to disclose it. HIPPA and all that. Just like you have no right to Trump's tax returns. Transparency is good; but prudence is also good.

We do agree however, if you are going to put out private health information do it consistently and not the bit of a clown show that momentarily happened in this fast breaking story with a new cast of characters, who in fact did go bonkers over the information they did receive.

Was their concern over the President's health- yes when running a temperature there is always a concern.

Was the use of supplemental oxygen a concern and is dipping one marker below normal a cause of alarm and need for leading newspapers to updater their Trump obituary on file as the NYT, WaPO and LA Times did? Only in the land of Democrat ginned up covid porn. No more concern than cruise passengers who always travel with their CPAP machines for "supplemental oxygen.

Media proved they could not handle the information that was revealed to them. Hope they work on that in the future, and they might get more. They need to work on scale and context. Or else I wouldn't tell that pack of jackals I even had a hangnail.

Babak makkinejad

Larry Johnson

Trump promised a superior replacement of Obamacare and proceeded to damage it as much as he could, harming the ususl people.

He initiated another war of choice, in the form of siege warfare, against Iran, adding to the dishonor that George Bush II had brought upon the United States with the war of choice against Iraq.

He has supported in practical terms another war of choice, by Saudi Arabia against Yemen. Without US and UK logistical help, the war would have ended in 2 weeks.

While he keeps on talking about the 8 trillion dollars wasted on wars against Islam, his own government spent in excess of 50 billion dollars in Syria. And for what purpose exatly?

He and his party failed, absolutely failed to pass an infrastructure bill to rectify the gradual sinking of the United States into a level comparable to Brazil's.

And did he, as Commander in Chief, have to, absolutely have to, initiate and carry out this senseless confrontation against the Russian Federation? If one of his shiny airplanes that is buzzing the defences of the Russian Federation in the Black Sea is shut down, what is he going to do? Wage a thermonuclear war against a country that can annihilate the United States?

Wuhan Virus, the Red Menance and all of that fine propaganda points is not going to substitute for intelligent and dispassionate tax polcies that encourages production and investment. Unlike TDR and FDR, and just like Obama & Clinton, he left the cancer untouched and pumped the patient with multi-vitamins and stimulants; one-shot things.

He was, quite clearly, poorly advised but he owned that too. He did not want people smarter than himself to be around. And he owes his life to a taxpayer supported and staffed hospital, with "loosers" working hard to save him.

I do not exonerate the Democrats' malfeasance but let us not make a saint of a man who clearly was not fit to be the President of the United States.

He talked a good talk, admitting, line Bernie Sanders, that US has very deep social and political, and cultural problems. But he offered no credible solutions. FDR he was not.

Cofer

Babak makkinejad,
"Dishonor"? You seem to be traveling in a different universe and I'm afraid you've missed the point Mr. Johnson is making here.
Now all you have to do, is cap the first letter of you sure name and we're good. You've come a long way, almost there.

Noel Grannell

Delusional

English Outsider


That's one hell of a rap sheet, Babak. All true. What you say has been staring us in the face since Khan Shaykhun. In terms of what many of us were hoping for - I think you as well - this has not been a successful Presidency when we look back to what was implicit and sometimes explicit in the Trump 2016 election promises.

How could it be? The pressures on Trump have been so remorseless it's a surprise he's still there. His strongest supporters in Washington are out and out neocons. Also his most powerful opponents.

And if I am to judge from my own country, most in the electorate know nothing of the mayhem abroad that you write of; and of those that do, by far the greater part still swallow R2P.

In these circumstances, though it seems callous to say it as the civilian death toll mounts ever higher, small mercies can be all that's on offer. There are one or two of those mercies visible and will be more if he gets a second term.

What of matters outside that murderous sphere of foreign policy? If one regards the American economy as a dead man walking then one approach is as good as another. If you think there's life in it yet then Trump's policies are superior to Biden's.

On presentational style - I'll take the New York property wheeler and dealer over the plastic PR politician any day. The genuine always trumps the fake.

So I do believe Trump wins hands down on the lesser of two evils argument. But are we not missing out on the central domestic issue of our times? In your country and mine this is the era of woke hysteria. No society can be subjected to that for too long and remain functional. I'm not sure how seriously Trump takes all that nonsense. But he's one of the few who doesn't go with it and these days that matters.

GEORGE CHAMBERLAIN

Larry
"The anger and venom they spew at Trump on a 24-7 basis is without precedent in the history of the American Presidency." It has been awhile but I once read the telegrams sent to Truman after he fired General MacArthur. They were pretty vile if I remeber correctly.

j. casey

Does the declassification order mean the documents would be made available somewhere or would a Foia request have to be made?

turcopolier

j.casey

Once de-classified they would be available for release by any competent authority.

rjj

@Babak makkinejad | 07 October 2020 at 12:46 AM

"but let us not make a saint of a man who clearly was not fit to be the President of the United States."

OFXS! Who has been? Who is? Fitness is determined by milieu. Under Kali Yurga-esque conditions Golden Age/saintly virtues tend to be liabilities ... fatal flaws, even.

Why do you presume folks need awareness raising of what he is not: it is a matter of essence versus isn'tce.

fakebot

Trump reauthorized it's declassification. He authorized it long ago and still nothing doing. That's because people like Gina Haspel were involved and are now blocking its release, but she's being given a chance to say she acted unknowingly. That is alluded in Paul Sperry's comment. Maybe she'll smarten up, but the president should replace her in my opinion.

Larry,

As I know you're aware, Trump's claim that Obama has a phony birth certificate was actually started as a hoax by Hillary too. The goal was to sow doubts about Obama's eligibility for the nomination and that got picked up later by the Right after Obama became president. Unlike with Trump, she didn't have the media and political support to pull it off, the establishment wanted Obama as president even though Hillary had more votes in the primaries (Obama won because of the super delegates).

As for the Russia hoax, this was a stunt meant to turn the tables on Trump and make Trump appear naive or weak in dealing with rivals like Putin. Once Trump was in office, they took it to new a level. For Obama, it was about securing his legacy, for Hillary it was a chance to still become president by getting Trump impeached.

They never thought Hillary would lose. She was suppose to win. I think they intended to threaten people on the right as Russian stooges if she had won. She wasn't going to suffer the fate her husband had. She was going to get revenge, like they did to Kavanaugh in his Supreme Court confirmation with those fake allegations of sexual assault by that dingbat Ford. I think that was part of their calculus too.

turcopolier

noel grennell

I don't know how you do it in Leinster, but on SST a comment that is simply "delusional" is insufficient and in the future will not be posted.

BABAK MAKKINEJAD

rjj

George Herbert Walker Bush was the man most qualified to be the President of the United States in the 20-th century.

FDR had greatness thrust upon him.

Nixon dropped the ball, but until then he was not as bad as his enemies make him to be.

Fred

Mike46,

My bank is not my employer, neither is a gas station, or a hair salon - just ask the one Nancy's supporters drove out of business for pointing out her own failure to live up to her own rules - nor do any of them have lawful authority to require me to get signed note from a licensed doctor.

What's the county death count from not wearing a mask in Walmart, HomeDepot or even when signing for that Amazon order that got delivered to your door in April, May, June , July, August, September; right up to Governor Whitmer losing a supreme court case three days prior to the fine Master of Social work department head issuing this order.

BABAK MAKKINEJAD

Cofer

You be an Israeli? Stealing Palestinian's land - no Honor among Thieves.

BABAK MAKKINEJAD

English Outsider

As the Bard says:

There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.

Oilman2

Well, a quick read of the comments produces the usual bunch with TDS symptoms. At this point, there is zero changing of minds or votes no matter what Trump may do. What Biden does is clear - he has to keep his profile low, with the Ukraine having already spilled Bidens Beans all across the proverbial table.

Look - I do not care for Trump. But the things he has done in spite of the all-in media, RINO, unelected bureaucrat and Democrat wall of shit thrown at him since election is nothing short of illustrative. He had zero reason to jump into the race, especially after his previous exploration into the office. He had nothing to prove, no big money to be made - he could have spent the last decade golfing and leisurely enjoying the rest of his life.

So he has an agenda - and I think disruption of the current cadre of folks 'on the skim' is a part of it. I got no idea the why of it for him personally, but the actions outlined above clearly show he is doing his best to institute changes, in particular the removal of some very corrupt judges and RINOs.

I have been independent for 30 years - the red and blue teams have essentially remained the same horse with differing saddles since Nixon. Trump is neither red nor blue - he is an equal opportunity disruptor He has his own ideas, but upsetting feed troughs seems to be a particular delight for him - and I am all for that.

The media outlets, with their aversion to international news and their focus on Trump have become useless vestigial organs, and their bias is clearly visible. Even Democrats have agreed that media is biased in their favor (status quo). They have all said and done some very unconstitutional things.

The FBI, CIA and DOJ have clearly shown they are not under the control of the Executive - internally they are likely as divided as the country appears to be - to the point that they are non-functional. Meuller and the entire Russiagate fiasco was money pissed down the proverbial well - only lawyers profited.

Now the election is fairly well set up to be decried as null by either red or blue parties - so we are looking at quite a mess over the next few months. Assuming Biden is declared winner, we will have a chief executive who is proven a corrupt liar who is quickly bought off, and who is obviously mentally incompetent - if not the largest walking gaffe since Dan Quayle...

interesting time we are in...

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

My Photo

October 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Blog powered by Typepad