Hilarious Twitter Thread: Conservative satirist Iowahawk set out to show how easy it is to gin up a social media jihad against someone for saying something that offends social justice warrior sensibilities, so he launched a shame attack on the irredeemably awful Allegra Budenmayer for the unspecified but unacceptable things she allegedly said.  Who is Allegra Budenmayer?  There is no such person, but that didn’t stop #FireAllegaBudenmayer from quickly becoming a trending hashtag.  It took only one hour before she was reportedly suspended from her job at Rampit Capital (also fictitious), but that wasn’t fast enough, so they were Twitter-shamed, too! 

It’s a brilliant prank, but if you think it’s the first time a furious Twitter mob was mobilized over some offense that wasn’t even real, then you’re living in a fool’s paradise.

Trump follows up with DC summit

For those who want to know what’s actually going on between President Trump and Vladimir Putin, without the circus sideshow of people who don’t know the definition of treason shrieking “TREASON!!”, here’s a round-up of the latest developments. 

The Big Story: Trump has invited Putin to a follow-up summit at the White House.  This will accomplish Trump’s dual goals of finding common ground on which to work with Russia and making the White House Press Corps’ heads explode.

Trump said that while he hopes he and Putin are able to get along, if it doesn’t work out, then “I’ll be the worst enemy he’s ever had.”  In other words, the exact attitude he took into his meeting with Kim Jong-Un and virtually every other adversary: offer an open hand of friendship, but with a warning that if you don’t take it, it will be replaced with a fist.  But with Putin, it’s entirely different because…because?…because “RUSSIA!” or something.

Trump also reportedly disagrees with Putin’s request to interview former US diplomats and intelligence officers in exchange for letting Robert Mueller talk to the 12 Russians he indicted for hacking during the 2016 election.  When Trump earlier called that an “incredible” offer, maybe he meant literally “not credible.” 

Former Ambassador Andrew McFaul said Putin was trying to create a “moral equivalency between a legitimate indictment with lots of data and evidence to support it from Mr. Mueller with a crazy, cockamamie scheme with no relationship to facts and reality whatsoever.” We all know Mueller’s team would never be investigating something like that!

All joking aside, this shows one of the pitfalls of the Democrats and the media pressuring Trump to demand that Russia hand over its citizens who are indicted in America. It could open up a Pandora’s box, setting a precedent in which countries with no Constitutional protections start indicting Americans, such as military people or intelligence officers (or ambassadors) and demanding that we hand those Americans over to them. 

This is why, for years, Republican Presidents have refused demands from the left to submit to the UN’s International Court of Justice, or “World Court,” system.  We recognize its jurisdiction on a case-by-case basis, but maintain veto power if we disagree with it.  Globalists depict this as America being out of step with the rest of the world, but actually, the rest of the world is sadly out of step with us.  Until every nation on Earth adopts the same Bill of Rights that Americans enjoy, there’s no way American citizens should ever be forced to submit to any “global” legal authority.

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Great piece

Excellent article from Andrew Klavan at PJ Media on the Trump-Putin imbroglio, examining the difference between making a mistake and being crazy, and who’s really doing Putin’s work of dividing America for him.

Obama news

I suppose I should be shocked at a liberal politician who lives in an $8.1 million mansion lecturing the rest of us, “There’s only so big a house you can have.” But then, I remember Al Gore…



Photo surfaces of powerful US politician having coffee and Krispy Kremes with Vladimir Putin.  COLLUSION! TREASON!! IMPEACHMENT!!!...Oh wait, it’s Chuck Schumer?  Never mind...


This didn't go well 

If I told you Whoopi Goldberg and Judge Jeanine Pirro were put into the same room, how do you think it would end?  You’re right!

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China hack

China might not have to subpoena the interpreter to find out what Trump and Putin said.  Here's what they were doing while the media screamed about RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA.



If fired FBI Director James Comey told you that you must forget policy differences for now and vote for Democrats this fall if you believe in this country’s values, what would you do?  Laugh in his face, right?  That makes me wonder just who was supposed to be on the receiving end of his ridiculous tweet.  Does he think he’s influencing Trump supporters?  If so, he has to be even more out of touch with reality than we thought.

OUR TOP STORY: Yes, Lisa Page had FBI counsel, but actually answered questions!

“History has its eyes on us,” he said.  Our history won’t be written for a long time, but I don’t think James Comey is going to come out looking very good.   At least he didn’t say we as Trump supporters are on “the wrong side of history,” because that expression is getting really tired.

I hardly have to point out why a Democratic victory is so important to Comey and other current and former government officials, but here it is, anyway:  If Democrats win, ALL ITS INVESTIGATIONS OF THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES WILL CEASE, AND IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS AGAINST TRUMP (NO EVIDENCE REQUIRED) WILL BEGIN.


If Democrats win Congress, we’ll be headed back to the way it would have been if “the insurance policy” had worked and Hillary Clinton had been elected in 2016.  (No doubt she and Obama will even be calling the shots.)  Everything that has to do with her corrupt State Department tenure and 2016 campaign will be buried, and Democratic power will be solidified and protected by the nation’s bureaucracies for the foreseeable future, at any cost.

Sorry, Mr. Comey, but I don’t share your “values.”  You let Hillary off the hook for obvious and very serious crimes.  You set the wolves on President Trump when there was no evidence of wrongdoing on his part.  You and your colleagues worked to further a false narrative for political purposes, and I think your attempts to do so are absolutely abhorrent, including your deluded and sanctimonious tweets.  With all your condemnation of Russia, your attempt to determine the power structure of this country through the actions of a non-elected bureaucracy smacks of old-time USSR values, not American.

If Democrats take control and stop the truth from coming out, it will be a tragedy for our country.

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It’s hard even to imagine how loud Democrats’ screams of “treason!!!” would be if Trump were, say, caught on a hot mic telling Putin’s emissary that he’d have more flexibility after he was safely re-elected.  They’ve been trying hysterically to keep the false “Russia collusion” narrative going through the midterms, but it just doesn’t work any more.  They’re like the bad magician whose movements reveal every trick and whose strings cast noticeable shadows in the spotlight.  We’re wise to them, even if they’ve come to believe the fantasy themselves.


In 2016 and even before, our intelligence agencies knew Russians were OF COURSE trying to infiltrate our voting systems.  They did nothing to stop it.  They suspected that some of Trump’s campaign associates had perhaps had contact with Russian agents.  They did nothing to stop it.  If they were really concerned about Russia influencing the outcome of our election, they would have alerted the candidate himself.  They did not, preferring to set a trap and implicate him.


It’s not generally my style to tell someone to shut up, but if it were, this would be the time.  Rational people are sick of you, Mr. Comey.  You brought disgrace to the FBI.


As for former CIA Director John Brennan, he should be ashamed as well, but he won’t be.  If he hadn’t been so all-out vicious in his anti-Trump tweets, we might be able to believe he wasn’t a big part of the effort to derail Trump’s candidacy and, later, presidency.  But just as Brennan can’t resist expressing his true colors in hateful tweets and downright seditious statements on MSNBC, wildly accusing Trump of treason, he no doubt couldn’t resist using his power and connections in any way possible to stop Trump in 2016.


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It’s hard to believe a man like Brennan was actually confirmed by the Senate to head the CIA when Obama appointed him in 2013.  For starters, they had to know he voted for the Communist Party in the 1976 election (America’s, not Russia’s) when we were deep in the Cold War.  (He said it was due to his “unhappiness with the system”; I assume he didn’t mean the Communist system.)  How is that ever justified for the head of our foreign intelligence service?  But --- oh, wait --- it was a Democratic majority led by Sen. Harry Reid.  (Rand Paul tried to filibuster, but on another issue.)  Now it makes sense.



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Daniel Greenfield at Frontpage magazine also has a few well-chosen (and sarcastic) comments on our nation's moral conscience and admitted leaker and liar James Comey urging Republicans to set aside everything they know about what the Democrats stand for and vote for them in the next election -- out of pure patriotism and not for any self-serving reasons, of course.