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Is there any question now that the Deep State is preparing to expel President Donald Trump from the body politic like a necrotic organ? The Golden Golem of Greatness has floundered pretty badly on the job, it’s true, but his mighty adversaries in the highly politicized federal agencies want him to fail spectacularly, and fast, and they have a lot of help from the NY Times / WashPo / CNN axis of hysteria, as well as such slippery swamp creatures as Lindsey Graham.

There are more problematic layers in this matter than in a Moldavian wedding cake. America has been functionally ungovernable for quite a while, well before Trump arrived on the scene. His predecessor managed to misdirect the nation’s attention from the cumulative dysfunction with sheer charm and supernatural placidity — NoDrama Obama. But there were a few important things he could have accomplished as chief exec, such as directing his attorney general to prosecute Wall Street crime (or fire the attorney general and replace him with someone willing to do the job). He could have broken up the giant TBTF banks. He could have aggressively sponsored legislation to overcome the Citizens United SOTUS decision (unlimited corporate money in politics) by redefining corporate “citizenship.” Stuff like that. But he let it slide, and the nation slid with him down a greasy chute of political collapse.

Which we find embodied in Trump, a sort of tragicomic figure who manages to compound all of his other weaknesses of character with a childish impulsiveness that scares folks. It is debatable whether he has simply been rendered incompetent by the afflictions heaped on by his adversaries, or if he is just plain incompetent in, say, the 25th Amendment way. I think we’ll find out soon enough, because impeachment is a very long and arduous path out of this dark place.

The most curious feature of the current crisis, of course, is the idiotic Russia story that has been the fulcrum for levering Trump out of the White House. This was especially funny the past week with the episode involving Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak conferring with Trump in the White House about aviation security around the Middle East. The media and the Lindsey Graham wing of the Deep State acted as if Trump had entertained Focalor and Vepar, the Dukes of Hell, in the oval office.

Why do you suppose nations employ foreign ministers and ambassadors, if not to conduct conversations at the highest level with other national leaders? And might these conversations include matters of great sensitivity, that is, classified information? If you doubt that then you have no understanding of geopolitics or history.

The General Mike Flynn story is especially a crack-up. Did he accept a twenty thousand dollar speaking fee from the Russian news outlet RT in his interlude as a private citizen? How does that compare to the millions sucked in by the Clinton Foundation in pay-to-play deals when Madame was secretary of state? Or her six-figure speeches to Goldman Sachs and their ilk. Are private citizens forbidden to accept speaking fees or consulting fees from countries that we are not at war with? I’d like to know how many other alumni of the Bill Clinton, Bush-II and Obama admins have hired themselves out on this basis. Scores and scores, I would bet.

Trump’s adversaries might not get any traction on the Russia story, but they may enrage the rogue elephant Trump enough in the process that he will appear sufficiently incompetent to run him over with the 25th Amendment, and I think that is the plan for now. Of course, there are some jokers in the deck. A really striking one is the story of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich last July. He was shot in the back on the street outside his apartment one night by persons as yet unknown, and twelve days later over 40,000 DNC emails landed at Wikileaks. His laptop is reportedly in the possession of the DC cops — if it hasn’t been dumped in the Potomac. I’m generally allergic to conspiracy theories, but this looks like an especially ugly story, which might ultimately be clarified if-or-when Julian Assange of Wikileaks ever divulges the source of that data dump. Anyway, the new Special Counsel at the DOJ, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, may have to venture down that dark trail.

One way or another, though, the Deep State is determined to drive Trump from office. In the final rounds of this struggle, Trump might conceivably undertake a sudden swamp-draining operation: the firing of a great many politicized Intelligence Community officers, especially the ones legally culpable for leaking classified information to media — another area that Mr. Mueller could also shine a light on. The colossal security apparatus of this country — especially the fairly new giant NSA — has become a monster eating America. Somebody needs to literally cut it down to size. Perhaps that’s the Deep State’s main motive in moving heaven and earth to dump Trump.

When they do, of course, they are liable to foment an insurrection every bit as ugly as the dust-up that followed the shelling of Fort Sumter. Trump, whatever you think of him — and I’ve never been a fan, to put it mildly — was elected for a reason: the ongoing economic collapse of the nation, and the suffering of a public without incomes or purposeful employment. That part of the common weal is liable to completely whirl down the drain later this year in something like a currency crisis or a depressionary market meltdown engineered by yet another Deep State player, the Federal Reserve. That and the ejection of Trump could coincide with disastrous results.


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  1. FincaInTheMountains May 19, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

    Trump is a brilliant actor!

    There are first confirmations that the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Trump’s connections with Russian hackers was a trap door automatically slammed shut in a pitfall for the Clintonoids, and his indignation in this regard was a brilliant acting out of Shakespeare’s 3rd act of “The Tempest”.

    First of all, this is the end of the prosecution of Assange in Sweden, because of which he was forced to hide in the embassy of Honduras from the extradition to Sweden, which would undoubtedly surrender him to the excruciating death at the hands of Hillary.

    It was through him that Russian hackers leaked into the world information about the crimes of Hillary Clinton, because of which she allegedly lost the election.

    yahoo.com/news/swedish-prosecutor-drops-rape-investigation-assange-091632750.html

    Then the mere fact of Trump leaving on a foreign tour speaks of his confidence in his position in America, which henceforth symbolizes the sword given to him by graduates of the Coast Guard Academy.

    They presented it to Trump in response to his speech addressed to them, in which he told about the hunt, going against their President with the farewell note to use it on the Media that has lost any shame.

    regnum.ru/uploads/pictures/news/2017/05/19/regnum_picture_1495181768139116_big.jpg

    Meanwhile, two days ago, there were rumors in Union Square that Trump was canceling his foreign tour and introducing a state of emergency in the United States in connection with an attempted coup d’état. I did not write about these New York rumors because of their sheer delusion, but it was this confidence that led me to assume that Robert Mueller is a Bush man, and he would more likely investigate a wiretapping of the White House, thanks to which Clintonoids knew about Michael Flynn’s connections with the Russian ambassador.

    And as a cherry on the cake, the speech of Senator Graham, chairman of the Senate Committee on Control over the Justice Department, in which he very popularly explained that the appointment of a special prosecutor practically stops all investigations of the Senate and Congress on a similar topic, since the very fact of the ongoing criminal investigation allows general Flynn to take advantage of the 5 amendment to the Constitution and refuse to testify.

    yahoo.com/news/sen-graham-believe-clinton-operatives-184545552.html

    And General Flynn’s blackmail was the only instrument in the hands of the Clintonoids, using which they supposedly could hack into Trump’s defense.

    • thwack May 19, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

      They should throw a huge party at the embassy and have Assange sneak out at the end as a tranny.

      Im not sure where he should try to go?

      • FincaInTheMountains May 19, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

        To my place in Caribbean – will have a party!

    • homesteader May 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

      That would be the embassy of Ecuador (not Honduras).

      • FincaInTheMountains May 19, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

        Even better! Honduras has been bothering me lately.

  2. FincaInTheMountains May 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

    And then Senator Graham added that he allows allocating the released resource of his committee to investigate the pressure, which six months ago Hillary Clinton had applied on the Justice Department with the goal of hushing the ServerGate. As far as I understand, he has already sent out summons with a demand to provide his committee with all the letters that officials of the Justice Department received from members of the election campaign of Hillary Clinton or the National Committee of the Democratic Party.

    And former military lawyer Senator Graham has such a reputation that hacks in the DOJ already standing in waiting line for heavy-duty combat diaper changing facility.

  3. thwack May 19, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

    We’ve had some server problems this past week that made it hard for some readers to get on the comment log. It was not a hack. Today, it was a server cache issue. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    ************

    Thanks.

    I was starting to think it was racism.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 19, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

      I was starting to think it was racism

      It was! In the most pure hacking form – this time the server cache was hacked – site lost 10% in Google rating.

      Antisemites!

  4. FincaInTheMountains May 19, 2017 at 2:05 pm #

    Director Comey was forced to say that he resumed the investigation of Hillary Clinton ServerGate 10 days before the election under pressure from the FBI employees who, following the trail of traffickers and lovers of child pornography, arrested the computer of Huma Abedin’s husband, the closest adviser to Hillary Clinton.

    They found on this computer video footage of the visits of Bill and Hillary Clinton and the head of her election campaign Podesta to the so-called “Orgy Island” and threatened to put these records on the Internet if Comey did not resume the investigation. Thus they wanted to prevent the disgrace of the US in the form of garbage taken out of the White House and I do not even want to guess about their future fate, because this garbage actually is the rituals of the “Deep State”.

    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/new-book-safe-happy-place/#comment-304428

  5. mow May 19, 2017 at 2:16 pm #

    Donald Trump is this nations Mikhail Gorbachev .

    Same old shit… different toilet .

  6. thwack May 19, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

    “One way or another, though, the Deep State is determined to drive Trump from office.” — JHK

    ***********************

    I wanna see em try.

    I dare them

    I double dare them.

    If he was smart enough to figure out a way to win, then he is smart enough to serve.

    This is nothing more than a high tech lynching of an uppity white man.

    He won (just like Obama did) now get over it.

  7. capt spaulding May 19, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

    The election of Trump was an attempt by the goobers (red states) to deal with the oligarchy created in Washington DC. They acted out of ignorance, not understanding that both parties are corrupted beyond repair, and that the current conditions that prevail will not bring power to the people. In trying to undo the damage, they voted in a man who is not only ignorant, but mentally incapable of doing the job he was elected for. G.W. Bush was stupid (elected by the red states), almost destroyed the country, and was replaced by Obama, who was almost completely owned by wall street, and did nothing to curb the power of the Goldman Sachs type companies, and who continue to prevail. He now makes speeches for $400,000 dollars an hour. It’s payback time for Wall Street, and they appear to be delivering as promised. The Red State people are not sophisticated enough to realize that they have elected a madman. They believed his rhetoric, and thought that this was a way out of the mess that this country has become. I have no idea as to how this will play out in the future, but I doubt that it will be pleasant. Expect the worst and hope for the best.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 19, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

      Have you taken the English 101 lately? That’s what happens when your eyes are wide shut.

    • thwack May 19, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

      “He now makes speeches for $400,000 dollars an hour.”

      ******************

      You mad bro?

      Papa may have, Momma may have…

      but God bless the child who got his own.

      Just sayin

      • FincaInTheMountains May 19, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

        I say they should pay Obama a cool million an hour! Same shit to them – just add a zero, what do they care?

    • onehunglo May 20, 2017 at 12:13 am #

      “They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.” -Ephesians 4:18

      There is no fool like an old fool.

      capn stubing, how many year must elapse of doom and gloom for you to rise out of mire??

      that ok.

      let not you heart be troubled.

      may God be with you.

      -onehunglo

  8. thwack May 19, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

    Lamar Ball drops hammer on snow flake:

    youtube.com/watch?v=Y-eME_9zm9o

    “Im the one thats married”

    Thats gonna leave a mark

    KeK

  9. FincaInTheMountains May 19, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    A dollar for an entry, a hundred for an exit

    I hope everyone understands that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Alexander Pushkin, John Kennedy, Ioan Petru Culianu, and closer to our time, Stanley Kubrick, David Carradine and Boris Berezovsky were all members of religious sect, such as Stanley Kubrick described in the movies “Shining” and “Eyes Wide Shut”.

    And all of them are united by a shameful execution connected with treason, not a political but religious betrayal. Mozart’s funeral in the common grave, vile letters to Pushkin about his wife, a similar story with Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, death in public restroom of Culianu is all a payback for believing in God and splitting with the sect.

    But Kubrick apparently bought himself the freedom through participation in the project Apollo 11, but this did not save him after the release of the movie “Eyes Wide Shut”.

    And I really want to hope that the shameful execution of David Carradine and Boris Berezovsky is also connected with their exit from the sect, and not with the disclosure of its vile secrets – after all, David Carradine starred in “Kill Bill”, and I know for sure that in the last monologue his impromptu went beyond the script and Tarantino’s plan, striking the latter to the depths of his soul.

    I can mention a few more names of our very famous and almost brilliant contemporaries, who by all accounts fall into this category, but I do not want to upset their admirers – I, for one, was very upset when I realized this about Pushkin and Culianu, although I read enough vile verses of the first and the esoteric writings of the second.

    Meanwhile, now I understand that in fact it means that these people died for Christ, that in fact they are holy martyrs. And it is important. Very important.

    • CancelMyCard May 22, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

      Can you please give us some inkling of exactly what it is you are talking about???

      Thanks in advance.

  10. FincaInTheMountains May 23, 2017 at 9:19 am #

    test

  11. FincaInTheMountains May 23, 2017 at 9:27 am #

    I have to say, the Sect – Dot Com branch of it – fucked up the site in a very inventive way – the techies can’t figure it out in a week.

    For now, I’ll keep posing the stuff here – we’ll see if it will lead to disabling that post as well.

  12. FincaInTheMountains May 23, 2017 at 9:33 am #

    Can you please give us some inkling of exactly what it is you are talking about???

    Without going into all that esoteric mambo-jumbo, I’ll just give you a heads up what’s happening from the 30,000 feet:

    The Nazi Germany represented by the 4th Reich of Angela Merkel through its agents in the US is trying to overthrow the Constitutionally elected president and provoke a nuclear war between the two powers that defeated it in the World War II.

    Hope that helps.

  13. badberries May 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

    Wow! I haven’t been able to log-in for a week and today, for some reason, it worked! (Praise be to Allah the sometimes merciful..).

    I just wanted to point out something about the itinerary of DT’s (Dinosaur Turd’s) trip to that litterbox called the Middle East.

    First he gives head to the Kingdom and THEN he gives head to BiBi…

    If memory serves, when I was footloose in the world, if you had a visa and entry stamp into Israel in your Passport, the arabs wouldn’t allow you into their corners of the litterbox but, if you went to the Arabs corner first, the Israelis didn’t give a hoot.

    Methinks it would be lively comedy if DJT (Dinosaur Juicy Turd) had gone to Israel first and then was denied entry into the Kingdom..(I mean the Kingdom here on earth..not the heavenly one…the one for meeky people like me…DJT wont ever see that place..not even on an H1-B visa.

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