Tweetstorm From Trump

A New Moon occurred at 02:31 UTC, June 23, 2017.

UTC time means “Coordinated Universal Time.” “This 24-hour time standard is kept using highly precise atomic clocks combined with the Earth’s rotation.” [1]

02:31 UTC, the time of the latest New Moon, converts to previous day Central Time of 8:31 pm. [2]

Roughly coincident with the latest New Moon, there has been a Tweetstorm from President Donald Trump.

The president hopes that the Democrats do not force Nancy Pelosi out as House minority leader. This anti-Pelosi mood comes following the Ossoff ouster, when Karen Handel, a Republican, defeated Jon Ossoff in a Georgia congressional election. Despite a massive spending strategy captained by Pelosi, the boat sank. (Background: Trump Wins “Referendum”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, June 21, 2017.)

Trump also New Moon tweets, “please let Cryin’ Chuck stay!” Cryin’ Chuck is in other words Senator Charles Schumer. He shed copious tears about the plight of illegal/undocumented immigrants not long ago, hence the nickname, Cryin’ Chuck.

“By the way”, tweets the president, “if Russia was working so hard on the 2016 Election, it all took place during the Obama Admin. Why didn’t they stop them?” Good point. If the Russians were really massively attacking cyberspace in 2016, what was then-President Barack Obama doing about it?

President Trump tweets regarding rumored “tapes” of Oval Office conversations that he has no idea “whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey…” Trump keeps putting the word “tapes” in quotes, as if to suggest other possible means of recording, besides the old reel-to-reel technology. What if there is one of these “smart TVs” in the Oval Office, and it is relaying all conversations to the NSA?

The president’s ongoing tweets are available at this link: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

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[1] “UTC – The World’s Time Standard”, https://www.timeanddate.com/time/aboututc.html
[2] Timebie, http://www.timebie.com/timezone/utccst.php

 

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Big Mess In Illinois

Back in 2011, at my old Melchizedek Communique website, I proposed a solution for insolvent Illinois which would also help bring peace to the Middle East:

In the opinion of the editor of Melchizedek Communique, ‘The Rapture’
might mean a sudden evacuation of Israel. A ‘New Israel’ to be
established in Northern Illinois, with the troubled ‘Land of Lincoln’
divided atwain? A letter to the editor in today’s local newspaper is
ominous: The time has come to divide Illinois, just as North and South
Carolina are divided. The writer, ‘M.S.’ of Alvin, Illinois suggests
the I-80 highway as the North/South border in Illinois. (The
Melchizedek Communique editor suggests rather the Kankakee River as
the North/South Illinois dividing line.)

Decades ago, columnist Mike Royko had proposed that Chicago secede from Illinois.

Now comes news that columnist John Kass, of the Chicago Tribune, proposes: “Dissolve Illinois. Decommission the state, tear up the charter, whatever the legal mumbo-jumbo, just end the whole dang thing.” [1]

Yesterday, on a local radio show, “Penny For Your Thoughts”, many callers gave opinions on the mess in Illinois. Is Governor Bruce Rauner to blame for financial insolvency? Or is Mike Madigan, King of the Illinois Legislature, at fault? Host Jim Turpin finally asked one caller, “But what can we do?”

If no State budget is passed by June 30, 2017, Illinois will enter its third straight year of operating without a budget. Just for state pension debts alone, there are $130 billion in unfunded liabilities. Illinois is a semi-deadbeat to “vendors”, such as those providing Medicaid. They must wait longer and longer to be reimbursed. There is talk that if no budget is passed by June 30th, the state lottery will no longer pay winners. That would mean people would stop playing the lottery, and revenue from that game of chance would dry up.

So there is a big mess in Illinois. If taxes are raised, even more people will flee the state. They will take with them their tax dollars. It looks pretty bad to me, a lifelong resident of Illinois. Just a heads-up to readers: Don’t be surprised if Illinois is suddenly “in the news” with a “big crisis” which has been quietly brewing for years.

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[1] “Column: What to do with a broken Illinois: Dissolve the Land of Lincoln”, by John Kass. Chicago Tribune (online), June 20, 2017.

 

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Trump Wins “Referendum”

The big “referendum” in a suburban Atlanta district is done. Georgia Republican Karen Handel has defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff for a congressional seat.

“Democrats also lost a special election in neighboring South Carolina on Tuesday, where Republican Ralph Norman easily prevailed over Democrat Archie Parnell…” [1]

There have been other of these “referendums” since President Donald Trump was sworn in back in January. “Democrats are 0 for 4 in congressional elections this year, having earlier lost races to fill vacant seats in Kansas and Montana.” [1]

Tweeted Trump late in the evening of June 20th: “Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O! All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0.”

In this part of the movie, the embattled president wards off the Munchkins, and then follows the Yellow Brick Road to a change in the healthcare law. This should be coming to the fore around Friday, June 23rd, coincident to a New Moon. In this weekly serial, a crisis build-up typically climaxes on Fridays, and the audience is left with a cliff-hanger over the weekend.

Sometimes all the excitement of this movie gets to be too much. As a daily antidote I take an hour or two to read some ponderous book. I am re-reading now The Secret Team, by the late Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty. It charts the rise of the CIA since around 1947. Among other things, Prouty claims the so-called “Pentagon Papers” really deserve to be called the “CIA Papers.” A fake history on this subject from Hollywood, USA, is scheduled for release around January 2018. “Is Steven Spielberg’s Trump-Timed ‘The Post’ the Start of a New Wave of Movies That Matter?” asks Owen Gleiberman in Variety (online). Gleiberman got “a shiver of anticipation” when he found out about the movie. [2]

Gleiberman says the film has begun shooting and is set for release later this year. A different source had indicated around January 2018 for release. [3] Somehow the movie is tentatively named “The Post”, even though Rand Corporation analyst Daniel Ellsberg leaked the CIA Papers (“Pentagon Papers”) to the New York Times.

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[1] “Republican avoids upset in costly Georgia congressional race”, by Andy Sullivan. Reuters, June 21, 2017.
[2] “Is Steven Spielberg’s Trump-Timed ‘The Post’ the Start of a New Wave of Movies That Matter?”, by Owen Gleiberman. Variety. http://variety.com/2017/film/columns/steven-spielberg-the-post-pentagon-papers-1202006970/
[3] “Pentagon Papers Propaganda Plot”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, May 29, 2017. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/pentagon-papers-propaganda-plot/

 

 

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Return Of Iran-Contra

It is the return of Iran-Contra. It is the return of Watergate. It is this summer’s seat-of-your-pants extravaganza, Russiagate.

Robert Mueller III has been appointed Special Prosecutor in the Russiagate affair. During the Iran-Contra scandal, Lawrence Walsh was appointed Independent Counsel in December 1986. The Walsh investigation submitted its final report on August 4, 1993. [1]

So add that up: The Iran-Contra investigation lasted almost seven years!

Better lay in lots of popcorn. This Russiagate thing could be a L-O-N-G movie.

On June 15, 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued a statement, warning Americans to be “skeptical” about stories with anonymous sources. [2]

But that is “old news”, baby! Assuming that most Americans have a very short memory, today Reuters has released yet another of these “anonymous sources” stories. What, didn’t the Deputy Attorney General just caution us about such things? Gee, I can’t remember.

Anyway, for those addicted to such “secret sources” (ss) type reports, FBI investigators are now focusing upon one Bijan Kian, former business partner of Michael Flynn, according to yet-another Deep Throat speaking from the shadows. [3]

Both Kian and Flynn declined to comment. And wisely so! Otherwise it becomes a game of Twenty Questions. Is it bigger than a breadbox? Whichever way you answer, you have revealed something.

Mueller and his investigators, according to secret sources which the Deputy Attorney General advises us to be skeptical about, seek to get Flynn to “roll over.” They grant Flynn immunity and he “rolls over” and a higher-level domino begins to feel the heat. [3]

All this is very exciting. But remember how the Iran-Contra investigation took almost seven years to complete.

And remember way back to June 8th, when fired FBI Director James Comey offered this pearl of wisdom: “The people talking about it often don’t really know what’s going on, and the people who know what’s going on are not talking about it.”

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[1] “Lawrence Walsh”, Wikipedia, June 20, 2017.
[2] “Deputy AG Warns About Secret Sources”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, June 19, 2017. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/deputy-ag-warns-about-secret-sources/
[3] “Exclusive – U.S. investigators in Russia probe look at role of Flynn partner”, by Nathan Layne and Julia Edwards Ainsley. Reuters, June 20, 2017.

 

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Deputy AG Warns About Secret Sources

On June 15, 2017, Ersjdamoo’s Blog warned about Secret Sources On the Prowl. Later, that same day, news came that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had issued a statement, warning Americans to be “skeptical” about stories with anonymous sources. [1]

“Anonymous sources” are, in other words, the “secret sources” (ss). On June 14, 2017, a man opened fire as several Republican members of Congress were practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, scheduled for the next day. [2] The next day, the game was played as scheduled in defiance of the intimidation. But it was also on that same day that the ss (secret sources) let it be known, through their conduit, The Washington Post, that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III was investigating the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law. [3]

Is Robert Mueller running a leaky boat? How else would the secret sources have known what they did, unless they were inside Mueller’s office?

The statement issued by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on June 15th reads in part as follows:

Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country – let alone the branch or agency of government – with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.

Today, on Showtime, Oliver Stone’s “The Putin Interviews” is scheduled to air. Stone reportedly challenges the view that Russia interfered with the 2016 election. [4] In an interview with Tucker Carlson, hopefully viewable at the top of today’s blog entry, Stone was asked why were the liberals angry with him for interviewing Russian president Vladimir Putin. Asked Carlson, “You’ve gotten a hostile reception from the American left. I always thought of you as a part of the American left. Why?”

To this Stone responded, “It goes to show you that nothing is as it seems. There’s all kinds of fracturing. There is a progressive left and much of the progressive left divorced from Hillary Clinton in the election. People like myself went third party. The reason was that she had essentially become, in the last 20 years, has become a neo-conservative. She has backed all the neo-con… Basically the invasion of Libya, the destruction of Libya (which is crucial), she backed the Iraq War, she has been a major figure in attacking the sovereignty of Syria.”

Rather than look for “evil Russians” hiding under the bed, the Clinton faction of the Democrat Party might want to ponder on how they totally screwed the Bernie Sanders faction and its millions of supporters.

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[1] “Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein warns against anonymous sources”, by Ryan W. Miller. USA Today (online), June 15, 2017, 11:19 p.m. ET.
[2] “2017 Congressional baseball shooting”, Wikipedia, June 18, 2017.
[3] “Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings”, by Sari Horwitz, Matt Zapotosky and Adam Entous. The Washington Post (online), June 15, 2017, at 7:07 PM.
[4] “Oliver Stone’s ‘The Putin Interviews’: Showtime Ventures Into Race for ‘The Big Get’”, by Ted Johnson. Variety (online), no publication date given.

 

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Deep State, Fourth Estate, Pontificate

A movie from 1991, Kafka, starring Alec Guinness and Jeremy Irons, gives clues to the Deep State. The Deep State exists in “The Castle” and ordinary citizens cannot penetrate its domain. The Castle, on the other hand, can penetrate your domain and even assassinate you, if it so decides.

The emergence of the Deep State is related in a book published in 1964: The Invisible Government, by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross. Inexpensive, used copies of the book are currently available via the Amazon web site.

The Deep State is “an invisible government with the CIA at its center, that conducts the clandestine policies of the United States in the Cold War,” wrote Wise and Ross. But it is “made up of many agencies and people, including the intelligence branches of the State and Defense Departments, of the Army, Navy and Air Force; specialists in codes, propaganda and espionage; and even seemingly private companies and institutions, academic groups, radio stations, a steamship line and a publishing house.”

“But largest and most important of all is the Central Intelligence Agency.” [1]

Early in his administration, President Donald Trump decided to cancel the CIA’s daily presidential briefing. But, advised Senator Charles Schumer, Trump was “being really dumb” by feuding with the CIA. Said Schumer: “You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” [2]

In the early 1950s, the CIA began “Operation Mockingbird”, a large-scale program which attempted to manipulate news media for propaganda purposes. It funded student and cultural organizations and magazines as front organizations. [3] Later, in the 1970s, Carl Bernstein, of the famous Woodward/Bernstein duo, had an article published in Rolling Stone magazine in which he warned about the CIA’s penetration of the newsrooms. It is curious that Bernstein’s article appeared not too long after the Woodward/Bernstein Watergating of President Richard Nixon.

The Deep State and the Fourth Estate (“news”) now pontificate constantly against President Donald Trump. Gone is even any pretense of impartiality. Where is the balance now in newspapers such as the Washington Post? Sure, you can criticize the president. But a balanced newspaper would also carry reports of a positive nature.

President Trump re-tweeted, on June 16th, a Sean Hannity tweet advertising a monologue on the Deep State. The approximately 12-minute video of Hannity’s monologue, “The deep state’s massive effort to destroy Trump”, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.

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[1] The Invisible Government, by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross. New York: Random House, 1964.
[2] “Security Breach”, by Michael J. Glennon. Harper’s magazine, June 2017.
[3] “Operation Mockingbird”, Wikipedia, June 18, 2017.

 

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Putin Offers Asylum To Comey

February 14, 2017, was a big day. According to testimony from fired FBI Director James Comey, on that Valentines Day President Donald Trump said that fired National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was a “good guy” and the president hoped that Comey might give Flynn a break.

Also on that momentous Valentines Day, The New York Times published an article which suggested the Trump campaign had colluded with the Russians. Stated Senator James Risch at the June 8th Senate hearing: “I remember, you talked with us shortly after February 14th, when the New York Times wrote an article that suggested that the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians.”

Risch asked Comey if he recalled reading the Times article and Comey replied that yes, he did.

Comey added that after reading the Times article he sought out both Republican and Democrat senators and informed them that the Times article was not factual.

RISCH: Okay. So again, so the American people can understand this, that report by the New York Times was not true. Is that a fair statement?

COMEY: In the main, it was not true. And again, all of you know this. Maybe the American people don’t. The challenge, and I’m not picking on reporters about writing stories about classified information, is the people talking about it often don’t really know what’s going on, and [the people who know what’s] going on are not talking about it. We don’t call the press to say, hey, you got that thing wrong about the sensitive topic. We have to leave it there.

The “people talking about it” are the “secret sources” (ss). The ss, the people talking about it, don’t really know what’s going on.

So when now the ss (secret sources) are bombarding The Washington Post with leaks possibly originating from the staff of Robert Mueller III, special counsel investigating Russiagate, they are “the people talking about it” who “don’t really know what’s going on.”

If the latest ss info given to Washington Post originates from the staff of Robert Mueller, then already Mueller is running a leaky boat.

On top of this, Russian president Vladimir Putin has now offered the fired FBI Director Comey political asylum in Russia! (See video clip hopefully viewable at top.) Was Putin just joking? But wasn’t Donald Trump “just joking” when he publicly said he hoped the Russians would release Hillary Clinton’s e-mails?

As you can see, this summer’s Russiagate entertainment is becoming extraordinarily complex. The plot thickens. But who is writing the script?

 

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