Remember the nonsensical story about Hillary running a child sex trafficking operation at the back of a pizza joint in DC? Remember the nut job who believed it and came in shooting an AR-15? Remember all that? Well. The story is actually true, but it’s not Hillary, it’s not in a pizza joint and it’s not in DC. It’s actually in Campbell County Kentucky and the trafficker is Tim Nolan, a high profile Republican who is closely associated with the Tea Party, the KKK, and was Campbell Country chair of the Trump campaign. During the delegate battle in Kentucky, he challenged Mitch McConnell for control of the state delegation. He serves (at least for now) on Campbell County’s school board.
This fine fellow has been charged with “human trafficking (a class B felony), first degree unlawful transaction with a minor (a class C felony), and third degree unlawful transaction with a minor (a class A misdemeanor).” Apparently, he thought it was a good idea to ply minors with alcohol to induce them to have sex with adults. Oh, and the crimes with which he is charged happened in 2016, while he was chairing Trump’s campaign.
Yes. The hypocrisy is breath taking.
I have told you about my buddy Cecil Webster up in Carmine, Texas. Cecil is a gentleman rancher, a hunter, bird nest watcher, small town newspaper collector, a parade pickup truck driver, and a frightening menace to feral hogs. Cecil and his lovely bride Marsha went to the 2012 Democratic National Convention with Ole Bubba and me.
Cecil did not take kindly to the story of Donald Trump congratulating a purple heart recipient.
President Donald Trump raised more than a few eyebrows during his first visit as president to Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday when he awarded the Purple Heart to Army Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos. “When I heard about this, I wanted to do it myself,” Trump told Barrientos as he placed the Purple Heart on the soldier’s lapel. “Congratulations … tremendous.”
I don’t know for a fact that this raised Cecil’s eyebrows, but it did raise his temperature. He wrote …
I have awarded many medals to soldiers over the years for outstanding performance of duty, and I have told them “congratulations” for their accomplishments. I have never awarded the Purple Heart to anyone, however, for that honor is usually reserved for more senior officers. But I cannot imagine any military officer (or anyone who has ever served in the military) saying “congratulations” for getting wounded and having to have your leg amputated.
Cecil is Colonel Webster, United States Army, retired, and former teacher at West Point. I figure he’s entitled to his correct opinion.
Okay, okay, so Donald Trump says he’s not “explicitly” endorsing Marine Le Pen in France’s election.
But he says he believes she will be helped by the attack that left a Paris police officer dead, because she’s the candidate who is “strongest on borders, and she’s the strongest on what’s been going on in France.”
Trump says he believes the attack will impact how the French people vote in Sunday’s first round of voting in the presidential election. He says he’s not worried about emboldening terrorists by saying an attack can have an impact on a democratic election.
I’m not as much worried about emboldening terrorist as I am with the thought that anybody assumes that Donald Trump knows “what’s been going on in France.” I will give fifty dollars cash American money to any reporter who says, “Okay, big boy, tell us what’s going on in France?” because Trump has not a clue what’s going on in France or anywhere outside of Mar-a-Loco.
And …. is Russia interfering with this election, too? Hey, Trump would know.
Sally Yates will testify before the House.
The House Intelligence Committee announced on Friday that Yates will appear alongside former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan at an open hearing on May 2 to discuss Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
And if we have any sommeliers out there – what wine accompanies rank espionage and popcorn?
Thanks to S Gray for the heads up.
I think all of us should go make a $5 contribution to Jon Ossoff and here’s why.
I wasn’t very aware of who this Karen Handel woman is, but her name sounded familiar. Remember the big blow-up with the Susan G. Komen Foundation? Well, Karen was the sarcastic, mean, fool in the middle of it all. She was forced to resign when the poop hit the fan.
Honey, let me tell you how worthless she is – she’s the poor man’s Sarah Palin. That’s how bad she is. She ran and lost the Republican nomination for governor in 2010 and the United States Senate in 2014 (where Sarah Palin endorsed her). Most Republicans think her name ID – even from losing races – pushed her to the top of GOP heap in the congressional race.
She supports a wall dividing us from Mexico wants to repeal Obamacare.
She served for a brief time as Georgia’s Secretary of State before she stepped down to run for Governor and even her fellow Republicans say she has ethics problems.
• She was slapped down three times by the courts, including a unanimous decision by the State Supreme Court, for wrongly attempting to remove a Democratic candidate from the 2008 ballot.
• She was slammed by both the Bush and Obama Justice Departments for attempting to purge voters from being eligible to vote by using voter registration flagging tactics, which unfairly targeted “certain demographics”.
She supports Donald Trump. Look who signed this fundraising letter than went out today.
Honey, she’s a mess with frizzy ends on top.
Thanks to everybody for the heads up.
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions from Alabama disregarded the judicial ruling from Judge Derrick Watson about the Muslim travel ban by saying …
I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power …
Now I don’t dismiss Jeff Sessions because he’s from a hellhole in the middle of the dirty south. I dismiss him because he’s an idiot.
However, there may be a good reason why Sessions was confused about Hawaii. Hawaii didn’t become a state until 1958 and Jeff Sessions thinks we’re still living in 1957.
I wonder if there’s any other states Sessions wants to exclude from being legitimate members of the Union. Oh yeah, wait. Forget I said that.
By the way, this is the same Judge Derrick Watson that Sessions voted to approve while he was in the Senate.
Thanks to everybody for the heads up.