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Mueller's 8 Minutes On TV Burst The Conservative Media Bubble

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 08:02

Here's the lead story at Jim Hoft's Gateway Pundit right now:

Robert Mueller Drops Bomb on Trump — “If We Had Confidence President Did Not Commit a Crime We Would Have Said So”

Controversial Special Counsel Robert Mueller made a statement this morning at 11 AM Eastern.

It was Mueller’s first public statement in two years.

Mueller blames the Russians for influencing the elections.

Mueller accused Russia of working with Wikileaks to damage the Hillary Clinton campaign by releasing truthful emails between her campaign staff.

Mueller then said,

“If we had confidence the president DID NOT commit a crime we would have said so. We did not however make a determination if the president did commit a crime.”

(Emphasis in original.)

In the hermetically sealed world of one of the most slavishly pro-Trump websites, this is apparently news. Until now, it seems, Gateway Pundit's readers were unaware of the fact that Mueller, on page 8 of Volume 2 of his report, said, "if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state."

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Mike's Blog Round Up

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 08:01
Mike's Blog Round Up

The Rectification of Names: Dunning-Kruger by proxy.

The Mahablog: Why we're screwed.

Scholars and Rogues: Steven Mnuchin is a fork-tongued colostomy bag.

Salmon Alley: John Bolton.

This installment by Batocchio. E-mail tips to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.

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Wanda Sykes Reads Headlines That Must Be White People

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 23:30

Wanda Sykes plays "Oh, White People!" as she guest hosts for Ellen DeGeneres.

Hilarity ensues.

Open thread below...

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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With The Beastie Boys

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 23:01

While I was on vacation last week, the 25th anniversary of the release of what became the "the album of the summer of 1994" was released. That album was the Beastie Boys 4th full-length Ill Communication.

As with the Beasties LP that proceeded it, Check Your Head, the record finds the band using live instruments much, much more and using samples way, way less.

lll Communication became the band's second number-one album in the USA. It was also the 2nd album by them to go triple platinum.

What are you listening to tonight?

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F-35 Dogfight Exercise Results In Yet Another 'Sky Penis'

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 22:24
F-35 Dogfight Exercise Results In Yet Another 'Sky Penis'

A couple of years ago, Navy pilots perfected the 'sky penis'. This week saw another one.


Six F-35 Joint Strike Fighters from the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, simulating aggressor air training accidentally created contrails that resembled a penis, base officials told

"We've seen the photos that have been circulating online from Tuesday afternoon," said spokeswoman Maj. Rebecca Heyse in an email. "The 56th Fighter Wing senior leadership reviewed the training tapes from the flight and confirmed that F-35s conducting standard fighter training maneuvers Tuesday afternoon in the Gladden and Bagdad military operating airspace resulted in the creation of the contrails.

"There was no nefarious or inappropriate behavior during the training flight," she continued. "The flight audio was reviewed by senior leadership, and it confirmed the statements by the pilots explaining what happened."

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