Who cares about Strzok/Page tweets, Obama spied on Trump even after the election. Let’s get on with the show

It appears that the national media are only focusing on ex-FBI exec Peter Strzok and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page in their investigation of the contrived Russian Collusion cover up.

With a salacious wink-wink of being able to view the former “lovers” tweets, we see how these two used left-wing journalist from the New York Times and Washington Post to push the narrative.

As an aside, I put lovers in quotes given Strzok strange ticks and facial expressions while in Congressional testimony. I believe his wife, Melissa Hodgman, is probably the only woman who would fall for him.

Anyway the narrative is playing out that these two rogue FBI execs working under Andrew McCabe, the former Deputy Director of the FBI, contrived this Russian Collusion story with the Clinton campaign. They are attempting to draw the line there and that knowledge of this operation went no higher. At least that is what I am seeing in the news story so far.

As I already laid out, this could not be further from the truth. Let me put this out simply.

We know that the FISA warrant on Carter Page came about because of The Dossier written by Chris Steele of Fusion/GPS and was paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton Presidential Campaign.

We know that the first FISA application was denied, so DOJ and FBI staff leaked the story to Times and Post writers and then used those stories as part of the second FISA application on Page to give it more credence, which was approved.

Now the FISA surveillance warrant allowed spying on whomever Page had contact with and then whomever they had contact with and then whomever they had contact with. So the spying expanded three times because of that fraud perpetrated on the FISA court.

And still no evidence of Russian collusion within the Trump campaign.

However we do know that the information obtained by the FISA warrant went all the up to the Oval Office. Obama through his daily intelligence briefings knew the DOJ and FBI were spying on the Trump campaign and his Presidential team after winning the election.

So draw a line back from Obama to McCabe, all those people within tha chain of command are implicated. Ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Ex-CIA Director John Brennan, FBI chief James Comey and all the other intelligence chiefs working in the Obama administration who had a hand in preparing the daily intelligence briefings.

And yet, we get Lisa Page tweets talking about how to plant a story with the New York Times reporter. I don’t care about these peons.

Let’s get on with the show.

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Facebook is first in busy breaking news week

Facebook will be the first social media platform to have its reputation further tarnished as shares fell Monday more than 10% off its recent highs.

As I wrote Monday there will be an Internet Bill of Rights coming out of the Federal Trade Commission this year — once Trump’s three appointees are seated — that will regulate the terms and conditions of these platforms to align with First and Fourth Amendment protections in the Constitution. Continue reading

Trump’s SOTU speech on unity will be short lived

Here’s my question after the State of the Union speech last night.

The unity that President Trump professed in his first SOTU speech will be short-lived after the White House releases the FISA court abuses memo. Continue reading

Order now and we'll throw in some IPO shares

“It dices, it slices.” It could be a sign of the top of the stock market.

Ronco Brands, the infamous late night infomercial gadget maker once led by founder Ron Popeil who peddled the Veg-O-Matic and the Pocket Fisherman on TV, has filed to go public.

The Austin, Texas is seeking to raise $30 million and values the business at more than $110 million, which had losses of $2.7 million on revenue of $3.6 million for the first 6 months of 2016, according to the filing.

“But wait there’s more,” as Popeil use to say. If you buy 5,000 shares, Ronco will send you one of the counter-top rotisserie ovens, according to its website. Assuming while supplies last.

Popeil, who was lampooned by Dan Aykroyd on Saturday Night Live, sold the company in 2005 for $60 million, but the lack of new products has hurt the company.


On Sunday my colleague Jonathon Trugman wrote a column on just how bad the economic growth during the Obama Administration was when measured against other recent presidencies. He included this comparison of all the post-WWII presidents’ average GDP growth while in office.

The results were amazing:

  • Johnson (1964-68), 5.3 percent
  • Kennedy (1961-63), 4.3 percent
  • Clinton (1993-2000), 3.9 percent
  • Reagan (1981-88), 3.5 percent
  • Carter (1977-80), 3.3 percent
  • Eisenhower (1953-60), 3 percent
  • Nixon (1969-74), 2.8 percent
  • Ford (1975-76), 2.6 percent
  • G.H.W. Bush (1989-92), 2.3 percent
  • G.W. Bush (2001-08), 2.1 percent
  • Truman (1946-52), 1.7 percent
  • Obama (2009-16), 1.6 percent

What the President could do for needy Americans

I watched President Obama’s farewell speech from Chicago last night to see if he still thought I was among the throngs of Americans who were to blame.

The idea that as a white working male I have an unfair advantage and that I should be made to pay for this in order to benefit those less fortunate than I.

The other day I saw a story of the Georgetown University professor who wants people like me to have an IRA account, which stands for Individual Reparation Account.

The idea behind it is to repay for the harms inflicted on others by the American whites in history.

President Obama in his speech cited all of the great things Americans have accomplished in history from getting out of the Great Depression to winning WWII and having the greatest increase in wealth during the 50’s and 60’s. The president also quoted George Washington, and yet some will say that all this came on the backs of some Americans left out from wealth.

Even today, since I am “successful” — although I don’t feel it — I should pay more and more for health insurance so I can subsidize those without.

I believe this rhetoric is why the Democratic Party is where it is today. It demonizes the very people it used to represent. Working class union workers and the like, who aspired for more for their families.

Now it’s the party that represents those who want more from the government in the form of freebies.

Look in 2008 America voted for change and elected President Obama. The election gave him the Senate and the House majority along with most statehouses I believe.

However, with his early policies decisions he subsequently lost both the House and Senate and last year the Democratics lost the White House.

If that was not a repudiation of the direction of these ideas, I’m not sure what else to say.

I said this years ago and it still stands. With a stroke of a pen President Obama could have given millions of children a fighting chance to better themselves.

Why not allow a father figure into the lives of kids, whose family is on government assistance?

After all Obama has said his greatest achievement is seeing how well his two daughters have grown into young adults..

I understand doing so might be against the other agendas on the Democratic Party’s plate such as LGBTQ rights, but for decades this regulation of taking away benefits if there is a father living in the home has reeked¬†havoc on these Americans.

Let’s not take from me, because you think I have it and I owe it to others less fortunate. No give them something that most of us had that allowed us to be “successful” an intact family to show us the way.