FUCK, that’s funny:
Even the Washington Post (!) mentions – in a headline! – that Tony Podesta has resigned from the Podesta Group as a consequence of Mueller’s investigation:
The first paragraph:
“Tony Podesta, a Democratic power lobbyist, announced to colleagues Monday that he is stepping down amid a series of indictments that cast a shadow on work his firm had done with Paul Manafort that may have benefited a Ukrainian regime friendly to the Kremlin.”
Second, NBC News says,
Podesta Group, Mercury Are Companies ‘A’ and ‘B’ in Indictment
The indictment, unsealed Monday, refers to “Company A” and “Company B” as the firms Manafort and Gates solicited in 2012 to lobby on behalf of the Ukranian government.
Tony Podesta, who founded the left-leaning Podesta Group in 1988, stepped down from his position with the firm on Monday morning, an employee told NBC News.
Tony Podesta is the brother of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, who is not under investigation.
And HOLY SHIT! Another NBC News piece has THIS as its HEADLINE!!!!:
Mueller Now Investigating Democratic Lobbyist Tony Podesta
For a major Old Media organization to be reporting on a Democrat being investigated like this is surprising, but to put the fact that he’s a Democrat in the headline – whew! That’s new, seriously new.
Then, just yesterday, Donna Brazile absolutely hangs Hillary out to dry – in Politico! – in an exerpt from her forthcoming book:
Brazile rips into Clinton for taking over the Democratic National Committee, in terms of finances and decision-making power, before the 2016 Democratic nomination contest had even begun, let alone concluded. In other words, Clinton took over the party apparatus that was supposed to oversee a fair nomination contest between Clinton and others like Sanders. That is, one of the players in the game managed to get herself appointed referee of the game.
Brazile is a corrupt and self-serving asshole, but never mind that for now. The important thing is that the anti-Clinton preference cascade continues.
Just hours after CNN self-importantly and sanctimoniously claimed they’d be the network of “Facts First” one of the 3rd place news outlet’s anchors took to the air and read a letter he’d written to President Donald Trump and Gold Star Widow Myeshia Johnson. He then broke down in tears overcome by the emotional power of his own words.
LOL, what an outrageous pussy. Have you EVER gotten more entertainment for your dollar, than the money you spent on gas to drive to the polls to vote for Trump last year? No. No you haven’t.
In case you just got back from a trip to the Large Magellanic Cloud, Hillary! is now implicated in at least two scandals involving Russia.
One is that a Democratic organization involved in her campaign paid for the ridiculous Russian pee-pee “dossier” on Trump. And this was facilitated by Obama’s FBI.
The other is, as Secretary of State, selling a fifth of the US supply of uranium to this unfriendly foreign power. She should be put on trial for this, and if found guilty, executed for treason.
Vox Day’s Third Law of SJWs is SJWs Always Project. Leftists yelling “Trump colluded with Russia!” is a perfect example.
Officials of Fusion GPS, the company behind one of the fake Russia dossiers, take the Fifth:
Julian Assange investigated both presidential candidates. Found no Trump corruption involving Russia. But Clinton has such: https://twitter.com/kwilli1046/status/907733771901947904
From the “This is my surprised face” files: The fake dossier was originally started by a cuck before being handed off to the Democrat machine:
UPDATE to the above:
This guy http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/28/finally-a-definitive-timeline-showing-when-clinton-dnc-started-the-russian-dossier/ says,
“Some outlets have incorrectly reported that Republicans began financing the [fake Trump] dossier before the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee took over last Spring.
But that is incorrect. Democrats are solely responsible for the dossier, which was passed around by their research firm, Fusion GPS, to Beltway reporters and select lawmakers during the heat of the presidential campaign.”
For a laugh:
Wow, interesting! I recently typed uranium; into Google, and uranium one was actually the first auto-fill to come up! In fact, you don’t even have to finish the word uranium; it comes up at ura! Holy shit, this story grew so fast it caught the SJW censors at Google napping!
Ha ha, sweet! Eat shit, assholes!
Two links from Heartiste:
Media note: My local paper (I don’t subscribe, but my woman does for some reason) picks up stories from services like the Associated Press, etc. They could report on this if wanted to, but they haven’t. In the world according to this newspaper, the Uranium One deal never happened. They have breathed not one word about it. It’s totally invisible. If there’s anyone whose only source of news is this paper, that person is completely unaware that any such scandal ever occurred.
I have said this before in another context, but it bears repeating: Orwell was not exaggerating.
…at least, unless anything else noteworthy happens. This is a collection of miscellany pertaining to the recent drama queenery. What a pathetic spectacle: A bunch of 25-year-old men are acting like a bunch of spoiled, attention-whoring 13-year-old girls.
I’m going to take these in roughly sorta-kinda chronological order.
Two posts at Anonymous Conservative:
Summary: Trump has balls and a brain. Thank God. Exactly what we need right now.
Broncos stand for anthem:
Cail Corishev in the comments here:
“No one knelt at the game last night. [Thursday September 28, 2017] There might still be some holdouts here and there, but it’s basically over.”
All Steelers stand for anthem Sunday October 1, 2017: https://twitter.com/SalenaZito/status/914536388342755328
DonSurber, October 1, 2017:
The biggest story of the weekend is from Canton, Ohio, where suddenly — spontaneously — for no apparent reason but plain patriotism, the Pro Football Hall of Fame sprouted 800 American flags.
Heh heh heh heh heh heh.
NFL now the least-liked sport:
Massive viewer loss among key demographics:
Open thread for those still following. TNF down 12 percent, biggest decline to date the late double-header on CBS, which featured the Raiders vs Denver and was down 31 percent from last year.
Over just one month of player, coach, and owner protests of the flag and National Anthem, the National Football League has gone from America’s sport to the least liked of top professional and college sports, according to a new poll. From the end of August to the end of September, the favorable ratings for the NFL have dropped from 57 percent to 44 percent, and it has the highest unfavorable rating – 40 percent – of any big sport.
In a letter to NFL owners, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says:
We believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem.
Ooooooooh! Saw the latest poll and ticket sales numbers, didya, Rog?
The NFL numbers must have been horrifically bad to force Goodell to so publicly bend the knee to Trump.
Ed Driscoll at Instapundit comments: “HE CHOSE…POORLY.”
Cratering ticket sales:
The National Football League is feeling the impact of the “Trump Effect.”
Ticket sales since he called on team owners to fire players who take a knee to protest the National Anthem have cratered.
The online ticket reseller TickPick told Secrets that sales have dropped 17.9 percent, far more than the usual Week Three fall.
17.9 percent decrease in NFL orders this week compared to the previous week.
Last year the drop was 10.8 percent in orders on Monday & Tuesday following Week Three games.
17.9/10.8 = 1.657. So in other words, the sales slump is 66% worse than usual.
That’s what happens when you humiliate yourself before black identity extremism.
First they note that ratings are off by 7.5% compared to the first six weeks of 2016. Further down they note how bad it is compared to two seasons ago: “Compared with the first six weeks of the 2015 season, NFL ratings are off 18.7 percent…”
Oooooh! That’s gotta sting! Then:
In the past week, Credit Suisse lowered its price targets on both Fox and CBS stock, citing NFL ratings declines.
“If ratings don’t improve materially, we see a potential headwind to domestic advertising revenues,” the investment bank’s analyst Omar Sheikh wrote of Fox…
Of course, the NFL would never engage in spinning to deny the problem. Oh, wait:
Last year, the NFL attributed part of its viewership decline during the first nine weeks of the season to competition from presidential election coverage. Viewership was indeed better for the second half of the season, after the election, but it still finished down 8 percent, compared with 2015.
At John C. Wright’s blog – why have I never linked to this guy before? – Wright shows an excerpt from a recent Marvel comic in which a “bad guy” fights the new, pointlessly female “Thor.”
The “bad” guy says, with unanswerable common sense, “You wanna be a chick superhero? Fine, who the hell cares? But get your own identity.”
To which the female “Thor” responds with, among other things, “Thor is Thor.” Leftists: They lie even when they utter tautologies. Thor is indeed Thor, bitch, and that ain’t you.
She rambles on for a bit, then punches the guy in the jaw, while saying some blather about feminism.
Obviously, this whole white man replacement thing really constitutes the SJWs screaming, “NO! It’s not enough to have a female superhero! It must be a female superhero who shoves aside a male superhero! She must appropriate a man’s identity!”
Thus giving away the game that it’s all about hate. Not the fake accusation of “hate” that the Left always lobs at people who dare to disagree with them, but actual hate.
Of course, the so-called “bad guy” is totally right. Why not just have a heroine? Why does it have to be replacing a hero? It is the equivalent of the scene in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in which Edmund draws spectacles and a moustache on the statue of a lion.
It’s defacement for the sake of defacement. It’s symbolically spitting on people the SJWs hate and fear, because, I guess, they think it will make them feel better. It’s astounding how much space white men take up in the heads of the Left. You don’t constantly protest, “I’m just a good as you! If not better!” against someone unless you’re constantly tortured by the feeling that you’re not as good as them.
Predictably, this never works in assuaging the feelings of inferiority, which is a reason that SJWs are never content, even when they win.
Washington Post: Trump’s already largely won his war against the media
…a poll released on Thursday from Marist College. Poll respondents were asked whom they trusted more, their favorite news source or Trump. Most Americans said their favorite news source, including large majorities of independents and huge majorities of Democrats.
But most Republicans said they trust Trump more, including just shy of two-thirds of those who voted for Trump last year.
I’m surprised it’s not 100%. Surely “people who voted for Trump” and “people who trust the media” are disjoint sets? Oh, wait a minute: It didn’t ask them if they trusted the media absolutely, just who they trusted more. And whatever their opinions about the relative trustworthiness, many Americans now know that the situation is so desperate that even if you believed everything the media said about him, you still knew it was imperative that he be elected, and Clinton NOT be elected.
Still, how can anyone think the media is more trustworthy than Trump? WTF?
Well, it’s actually not quite that, either:
…Consider the language used in this question. Marist didn’t ask people whom they trusted more between the media at large and Trump; it was a choice between the media outlet you like the best and the president. Presumably, the media outlet you like the best is the one you consider most reliable and informative, but even pitting a Trump supporter’s top pick of all of the media outlets against the president, the president wins.
Additionally, the fact that they worded the question that way is a good example of one of the many ways they try to bias poll outcomes.
Another poll asked a different question about the media (I love this one):
…A Politico-Morning Consult survey conducted online found that nearly half of Americans, a plurality, thinks that the media makes up stories about the president out of whole cloth. (Specifically, the question asked: “Based on what you know, do you believe the nation’s major news organizations fabricate news stories about President Trump and his administration, or not?”) That number includes three-quarters of Republicans and even 20 percent of Democrats.