The Awesomeness of Kaela

I just have to share this, because I’m just so stinking proud of my Kaela-bear.

She has come SO far SO FAST this year. This year OUT of school has given this kid more room to grow and stretch her wings than I could have ever hoped for. To be clear, I’m not knocking school. It was absolutely essential to getting her to this moment. The time, structure, reading, discipline it took to graduate from high school gave her the wings to fly. But that’s the thing, isn’t it? You can get the wings. But whatcha gonna DO with ’em, right?

Well, this kid has SOARED.

First, she got her job at the barn, all on her own. I mean 100%. I had N-O-T-H-I-N-G to do with it. Not a speck, second, jot, or tittle. NOTHING.

You know what she’s done? She’s turned it from a volunteer position to a paid one.

That. Stinking. Kid!

You know what else? SHE’S now training OTHER people how to do THEIR jobs. Yeah. My Kaela. LIKE A BOSS.

How great is this kid?

Then her friend Cassidy invited her to be a part of this musical she was in. (Cassidy is majoring in theater in college in New Hampshire as a freshman this year.)

Damn if that kid didn’t SHINE. She took on FIVE parts, all minor, but FIVE. She had to do costume changes, learn the lyrics, block her place on stage. FIVE. DIFFERENT. PARTS.

She ABSOLUTELY BLEW THE DOORS OFF she was SUCH A NATURAL. That kid has SO MUCH PRESENCE ON STAGE I’m surprised the lightbulbs didn’t shatter. Seriously. I’m not just being her mother here. SHE’S A NATURAL. I could NOT HAVE BEEN MORE PROUD OF HER. We’ve already decided that we’re going to get her into more theater productions. Oh, and this was her first musical ever. She’d never even done theater before, never mind a musical. Not even in high school. Again, I cannot tell you how PROUD I am of her!

Also, she’s been really digging in around the house, without being asked, helping with the kitchen and cleaning up the house and stuff. WITHOUT. BEING. ASKED. I mean… She’s a TEENAGER ferkryssakes. WHAT KIND OF MUTANT CHILD IS THIS???? LOL.

Anyway, I just had to record that for posterity. I’m SO. STINKING. PROUD. OF. MY. KAELA. BEAR!

🕵🏼‍♂️ #SpyGate – Short Story Form

The Federalist is out with an excellent story – The Facts Behind The Trump Tower Meeting Are Incriminating, But Not For Trump – laying absolute waste to the lie of Trump-Russia “collusion” you hear all day, every day, on every news channel not named “Fox.” (And even there you get some goofy-jons…)

It’s quite something, actually, what they’ve managed to pull off. They’ve (the Democrats & the media, but I repeat myself) managed to stick everything they’ve done on the other guy. And they’ve got the entire media save 10% dancing like the Rockettes to keep this narrative ball rolling. This is weapons-grade projection, my friends. Had Goebbels had the internet & cable television you’d be calling me Frau Annie – and believing the Jews invented eugenics and killed the themselves to perpetuate & preserve the master race – and, being Jews, made a profit doing it. (That’s bitter sarcasm, folks. Don’t go bat guano.)

So herewith is a heavily edited* version of Willis L. Krumholz’s excellent July 30, 2018 piece. You can find the entire thing here, or if the link doesn’t work, copy & paste the url and head over there that way.

*The Federalist, rightly, deserves the clicks. I just wanted to give you the guts of it, enough to get you over there to read the whole thing.

The Facts Behind The Trump Tower Meeting Are Incriminating, But Not For Trump ~ The real colluders with Russia are the Democrats, intelligence agencies, and corporate media. The facts about the Trump Tower meeting only reinforce that.

By Willis L. Krumholz

According to “sources with knowledge” talking to CNN—whatever that means—Michael Cohen is prepared to tell Special Counsel Robert Mueller that Donald Trump knew in advance about the June 9, 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Don Jr. and Russians. The president still denies knowing about that meeting beforehand.

Don Jr. was emailed by a British music promoter, Rob Goldstone, who promised that the Russian “crown prosecutor” had information that would “incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia.” When the meeting took place, in walked two Russian nationals, Rinat Akhmetshin and Natalia Veselnitskaya, who proceeded to talk to Don Jr., Jared Kushner, and others about how Americans could once again adopt Russian children, if only the Magnitsky Act were repealed. Eyes surely rolled, and the meeting was ended. Kushner even messaged his assistant to try to come up with an excuse to leave the meeting early.

For those who belong to the religious cult of Trump-Russia collusion, this meeting is prima facie evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia to rig the 2016 election. One of the sacraments of this cult is that its adherents wake up every morning and hope that on this day, just maybe, Trump will finally be done away with. CNN is of course central to this practice. [snip]

The truth is that it doesn’t matter whether Trump knew of this meeting or not, or whether Mueller can ever prove that he did. Don Jr. and his associates did nothing wrong in setting up this meeting. But the events surrounding the meeting are damning for the intelligence agencies, the media, and the Democrat Party. [snip]

Keep in mind that during this time nobody knew that Russia had interfered in anything, aside from the regular deluge of phishing emails common to both Russian and Chinese hackers that were directed at both Democrats and Republicans. [snip]

Somebody colluded with Russia, and it wasn’t Donald Trump. Veselnitskaya and Akhmetshin were working to repeal the Magnitsky Act for the Kremlin with none other than Fusion GPS, the same opposition research firm the DNC and Clinton campaign had hired in April 2016 to dig up—or create—ties between Trump and Russia.

Fusion’s Glenn Simpson met with Veselnitskaya and Akhmetshin both before and after that Trump Tower meeting. Simpson told Congress he had no idea that the two Russians were meeting with the Trump team, but Fusion GPS even provided the materials and handouts for the meeting in question.

Three days after the June 9 Trump Tower meeting, the public learned the DNC had been breached. [snip]

Former CIA Director John Brennan took that dossier, full of what is likely Russian disinformation straight from the Kremlin, and shopped it around to Congress. Brennan also pushed the FBI to investigate Trump. The FBI’s Peter Strzok opened an investigation based on this Russian disinformation.

Former top Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr’s wife, Nellie, worked at Fusion GPS, another avenue by which Fusion laundered its weaponized Russian disinformation into the upper echelons of the U.S. government. James Comey’s FBI violated the spirit and the letter of the law and spied on a former member of Trump’s campaign—Carter Page—using the unverified dossier. Once the warrant to spy on Page was secured, the “two-hop rule” allowed American intelligence officials to delve into much if not all of the Trump campaign’s communications.

Most important to team Clinton, Steele and Simpson vociferously shopped the dossier to American journalists, which our intelligence agencies suspiciously ignored, so stories would publish before the election about Trump’s nefarious ties to Russia. Because these stories said the American government was investigating Trump, they lent the Clinton campaign’s talking points on Trump and Russia—meant to distract from the treatment of Bernie Sanders and Clinton’s integrity issues—legitimacy. If that isn’t election interference, then what is?

All the Real Russian Colluders So Far Are Democrats

Let all that sink in. The Democrats hired Fusion GPS to find ties between Trump and Russia, primarily by means of a dossier sourced by Russians tied to the Kremlin. Our so-called intelligence agencies used this dossier to spy on the Trump campaign and mislead an American court, trampling over Americans’ civil liberties to do so. At the same time Fusion GPS was working for the Democrats, Fusion GPS was working for the Kremlin, and with the Russians that showed up at that Trump Tower meeting.

Those who have worked with Fusion GPS have worked with a shadowy group that has acted as an arm of the Kremlin seeking to interfere in U.S. politics.
Because of this, any association with Fusion GPS should be toxic. Those who have worked with Fusion GPS have worked with a shadowy group that has acted as an arm of the Kremlin seeking to interfere in U.S. politics and elections. Yet a lot of people in the Beltway establishment have their hands stained by dealings with Fusion GPS.

The intelligence agencies are stained by Fusion GPS through their use of the Steele dossier. So are the DNC and the Clinton people. And so are a great deal of journalists. Perhaps this explains why the media is so desperately invested in obscuring the fact that the FBI spied on the Trump campaign using Russian disinformation. Maybe this is why the media and many establishmentarians parrot the talking points of James Clapper, Brennan, and Comey. All have at the very least been duped by Russian disinformation.

Even worse, there are still Democrats and so-called journalists working with Fusion GPS to this very day. And the problems with Fusion are no secret. This is a firm with a detailed history of working to spin and gloss over corruption, including for the regimes in Russia and Venezuela.

As Lee Smith has noted, Fusion GPS is tied at the hip to a host of journalists, including Atlantic reporter and MSNBC/NBC contributor Natasha Bertrand, and NBC’s national security reporter Ken Dilanian (a.k.a. “Fusion Ken”). One of the primary goals of creating the Steele dossier, after all, was to shop it to journalists who would then “report” nefarious ties between Trump and Russia before the election. Fusion GPS did just this, and so-called journalists bought it.

Many journalists have continued to run Fusion stories after it was known that Fusion had worked with the Kremlin. Fusion has even made payments to journalists, although the identities of the journalists paid and the extent of this corruption are yet to be discovered. [snip]

Our republic is on the line if unelected bureaucracies can continue to ignore Congress and act as they please. … Stop treating the media like something other than Democrats looking to obscure the truth…

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🕵🏼‍♂️ #SpyGate Part II, Primer / Cliff Notes

Okey-dokey! I promised I’d be back with an expanded list of must-read sources to keep up to date on the TRUTH about BHO-HRC spying on Team Trump and here it is. In no particular order:

Gregg Jarrett

Gregg Jarrett is a lawyer by trade, a legal analyst for Fox News currently. This is his first book. He has some excellent sources and has not been wrong thus far. There’s some controversy about whether or not Attorney General Sessions is a black hat or a white hat and if that matters to you, Jarrett is of the opinion he is a black hat and needs to go. I see both sides of the argument and am honestly flummoxed, if that matters.

From what I understand, this book is essentially all the columns he’s written on SpyGate knitted together in a highly readable way with over 700 footnotes. I’ve not yet dived in, but the buzz appears to be this is the first truly well researched book on the subject. I’ve read all his writing on this already, so I’m slow off the mark reading the book, as I expect I won’t learn anything new, but if you are new to it, this would appear to be a very, very good start.

This is Jarrett’s page at Fox News, and you can link to all his past & future columns there. I’ll include the  raw link in case clicking doesn’t work for some reason. Hemingway

Mollie Hemingway, a Senior Editor at The Federalist (a mostly excellent conservative news/political analysis site) is who I’d like to think I could be if I could actually tolerate people and not want to slug them. I know that’s fantastical, but it’s an aspiration. The patience she shows when debating morons on Bret Baier’s show is superhuman. How she doesn’t jump across the desk and throttle them half the time, or at least break out in a blue streak of cursing, I’ll never know. The girl is a giant of self-control. She’s whip smart, takes no prisoners with her fact-centric logic-chains, and I just love her.

Her page at The Federalist with her past & future columns is here, and the raw link here ->

That’s it for now. I will likely be back with links to at least two more, Kimberly Strassel at WSJ and a writer new to me in all this, Lee Smith at The Tablet.

🕵🏼‍♂️ #SpyGate; Primer / Cliff Notes

“SpyGate” = America’s First Coup: The biggest abuse of power in our nation’s history. Full-stop. Not arguable. Team Obama-Clinton weaponized the most powerful intelligence apparatus ever devised by man to subvert an election. This. Is. Not. Arguable. If you dispute that, stop reading and seek help. I’m as serious as a heart attack. The evidence is OVERWHELMING and I am OUT OF PATIENCE with “SpyGate Deniers” (to borrow a phrase).

So! Because I love you, and respect you, and want to respect you in the morning, I provide, herewith, the sources I have followed for over a year now, citizen journalists mostly, who have been 99%-100% correct months, damned near a year, in advance of the garbage #FakeNews media which was COMPLICIT in this scheme.

Folks, the scale of corruption here is STAGGERING. STAGGERING. Everyone was drunk. Nobody was minding the store. The Obama Administration wasn’t a two-term presidency. It was an 8 YEAR CRIME SPREE. And I’m sorry to say THEY MERELY USED THE TOOLS PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATIONS LEFT THEM to do it!

Undersand: NOBODY’S HANDS ARE CLEAN HERE: Left or Right. BOTH Democrats AND REPUBLICANS are UP TO THEIR EYEBALLS in this. I’m a capital-C Conservative BUT I AM *NOT* A PARTISAN. If “my side” (such as it is) is criminally corrupt, I AM HAPPY to call them out. Capital-C Conservatives – BY DEFINITION – are all about preserving the integrity to the Republic, and if someone – ANYONE – does violence to our Founding Charters of Liberty, I WANT THEM HUNG. Ok, maybe not “hung.” Just maybe 23 hours a day in a 10 x 10 cell for 40 years until they die a wretched lonely death. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. A quick and painless death penalty is too sweet. Make ’em pace 3 or 4 decades until death. I like that.

Anyway: Here are my sources. The very, very, very, VERY best BY FAR is a citizen journalist who calls himself “Sundance” and runs a website called “The Last Refuge.” It’s also known as “The Conservative Treehouse” and regulars there call themselves “Treepers.” Sundance was VIRULENTLY anti-Cruz in 2016 which kinda pissed me off, cuz he was my guy, but you go where the information is good and NOBODY’s is better than his, so I got over it. Parenthetically, this is a skill ALL TOO LACKING these days: the ability to DISCERN. To think CRITICALLY. I see too many people, even people I align with politically, just dismiss a story out of hand because it came from this or that source. I get that. That’s how I feel about NBC or CNN. But if they have DOCUMENTS, WHO CARES where they came from? THEY’RE DOCUMENTS. So READ them! Screw the garbage propaganda they SAY about them AND READ THE DAMNED DOCUMENTS and make up your OWN mind.

What Sundance does better than anyone, is knit sourced details together in a coherent, logical flow of information anyone – even a housewife like me – can follow. I don’t know who this guy is. Nobody seems to know who he is. I suspect he’s on the west coast though, because he tends to publish later in the day. He reads legal documents with the sharp eye of a lawyer but I’m not sure he is one. I think he may have worked in legal circles somehow, but I don’t think he’s a lawyer. It’s also possible he’s military intelligence but that would be my last, least likely choice. The point is, he has the disciplined mind of someone like that. Where he got it, I do not know. But he’s eagle-eyed and sharp and he never makes an assertion unless he can back it up with *linked* *evidence.*

If for some reason the linked image below doesn’t take you to the homepage, here is the link:

Ok, so that’s reading. Here’s some listening you need to do: Dan Bongino’s podcast. Who’s Dan Bongino? He was an elite Secret Service agent. By “elite” I mean only the best of the best of the best get on the President’s detail and Dan protected Obama. To be clear: he’s very, very, very, very careful to *never* reveal *anything* he heard or saw. *Ever.* He’s an honorable man. His value is in his insider knowledge in how things work at the highest levels *and* as an investigator. He started out as a NYPD cop. He began at Secret Service investigating fraud (credit cards, that kind of thing). If you don’t know, that’s actually Secret Service’s original mandate: counterfeiting! Anyway, he grew up a tough kid in Queens and talks like one, so don’t be put off by the machismo. Also – he holds a Masters in Economics. This is a very BRIGHT kid from Queens, so again, don’t be fooled by the machismo. Dan’s very bright, very street smart, knows a scam when he sees one, and he saw SpyGate a MILE away. Start with Episode 628 and proceed from there. He’s very good about detailing in the show notes what he’s going to discuss and in what order, so if he’s not on SpyGate stuff and you don’t want to listen to it, don’t! You won’t miss anything. Just skip ahead. Pretty much every episode since 628 save a handful are all SpyGate, except for some which may be mostly SpyGate with some other stuff thrown in.

Here’s Episode 628’s show page ->

Here’s the actual podcast. You can just click and listen right here if you want to. I subscribe via iTunes and have it download to my iPhone everyday. He usually posts by noon eastern every day with a new hour long show.

Those are the biggies. I’ll post later with some other sources. But those are the two essential, must-have, can’t-do-without to get you up to date.

This & That

It’s been a while since I’ve written. Lots going on. Most of it VERY good. In no particular order:

–Kaela has been ROCKING it. That kid has gone on a personal fitness crusade and Take-Care-0f-Kaela crusade (with a little help from mum) and MAN has she been hard core! She’s lost (what one barn lady described as) “a sh*t-ton of weight”! She’s doing it right, in moderation and with exercise so no worries there. She’s just taking good care of herself, and that’s awesome.

One of the horse’s Kaela cares for. She sent it to me with the text “Look at that face!” LOL.

At the other barn where she works, she’s had a one or two hiccups that were pretty serious (nothing serious-serious, but serious enough) and I mention that only because it’s not just that’s she doing great at her job, she’s doing great at RECOVERING from some MISTAKES she’s made at her job which says (to borrow a phrase;) “sh*t-ton” about her! It’s one thing to be good at your job. It’s next-level to recover exceedingly well from mistakes at your job. I couldn’t be more proud of her, and happily, her boss feels the same way.

Her friend invited her to join a summer theater group at her church so she’s doing her first musical! She’s having a blast. I cannot tell you how proud I am of her. Her job, the theater group, all of it is her doing, her choice, done on her own without mom and it’s a joy to see.

Coryne has returned from her first year away at school her lovely self, as even-tempered and kind as always, and pretty clear and what she wants to do with her life. It is, as one would expect, uniquely Coryne! She’s decided it’s a life of psychology for her, but with a twist! She wants to do comparative psychology, with her time split – somehow – between animal-assisted counseling, specifically canine, and – this is the really Coryne part – studying wolves in the wild.

Now, before you roll your eyes, this is actually a thing. Obviously we all know about dogs assisting humans, like therapy dogs for vets with PTSD, that kind of thing, which is the kind of counseling Coryne would like to do, but more with a focus on young people who have had traumas, or have regulation issues that can be assisted with a therapy dog, that kind of thing. But the wolves-in-the-wild thing is part of it, since, obviously, they are canines – sort-of the purest canines we have, living in the wild as they do. Seems Coryne had a talk with some girl, a recent graduate of her college at a 3-day seminar she went to near her school. The way she described it so Coryne! “If you Google ‘wolves’ and click ‘images’ this girl knows every wolf by name – most of them personally!” Seems this girl’s career path involved doing a winter internship at a wolf sanctuary in Minnesota.

Winter. Minnesota. Wolves. Outside.

My kid actually wants to do this. LOL. Like I said, “uniquely Coryne!”

So she’s a kid with plan. She knows she’s got to go all the way; to Ph.D. And she’ all-in. She may even decide to do her Masters in… Texas.

Which brings me to Leigh!

Leigh has had herself QUITE the summer! She got a KICK-ASS internship in Texas. (Speaking of weather extremes…) She has been having an ABSOLUTE BLAST. They have been so, so, so, so good to her! She’s working mostly with veterans, in a very small group of graphic design interns, doing things that are directly related to her major and learning tons, making great friends, and growing up. I said to Mike that this feels like a transformational summer for her. That this was a very big deal for her, emotionally, and really in every which way. It’s had a real effect on her. In a good way. And she was a great kid to begin with. I’m so proud of her I could bust. So proud of ALL my girls. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop and it never does. I can’t possibly raise three girls and not have SOME disaster, right? <<keeping fingers crossed>> 😉

Oh! I forgot to mention that Leigh & Coryne are talking about how cool it would be if she did her master’s there because it’s all but certain Leigh will be moving there for a job resulting from her internship (this isn’t mom being mom – it truly is all but certain she’ll be going) and there’s an *excellent* university literally minutes from where Leigh will be working so they are very excited about the prospect of rooming together while Corynee does her post-graduate work. We’ll see!

That’s all for now. There’s more. But that’s all for now.