Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Forgotten II: The Strange Case of the Missing Russians


In the 2004 science fiction movie, “The Forgotten”, a planeload of children is kidnapped in midair by evil aliens.  The aliens, in league with US intelligence agencies, make everyone forget the children ever existed.  This works on all except for one mother, played by Julianne Moore, who desperately tries to find out what is happening.

Now we switch to the sequel, The Strange Case of the Missing Russians.  Try to remember, if you can, that there once were thirteen alleged Russian trolls and three Russian companies, headed by Concord Management and Consulting, LLC, that were indicted  by the Mueller investigation team for conspiring to wage “information warfare” on the US presidential election in 2016. 

Wait a minute, you might say.  Aren’t those guys the same as the twelve Russian officials that Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein just announced have been indicted for hacking into Clinton campaign servers?  Nope.  It’s a confusion any low information casual observer (i.e., most of the US population) might have.  In this hand we have thirteen Russian trolls, and poof, they’re gone.  In the other hand, twelve Russian hackers magically appear in their place.

What happened to the original group of indicted Russians and Russian companies?  Something very embarrassing and potentially devastating to the Mueller team prosecutors.  One of the accused fought back.  Concord Management demanded their right to a “speedy trial” and their right to see the evidence against them via the discovery process.

Totally unprepared for this aggressive defense (or any defense at all), the Mueller team tried several delaying courtroom tactics, finally dumping nearly two terabytes of untranslated Russian social media data on the defense as their “discovery” evidence.

It would be interesting to know how the prosecution explained to the court exactly how untranslated Russian social media could possibly influence a US presidential election, but we probably never will. Mueller has added 4 assistant US Attorneys to handle the now-embarrassing case, and according to what  Devlin Barrett of the Washington Post advises us, it seems that that Team Mueller seems to be cutting its exposure to ultimate humiliation.

People familiar with the staffing decision said the new prosecutors are not joining Mueller's team, but rather are being added to the case so that they could someday take responsibility for it when the special counsel ceases operation.  

 The trial was supposed to resume on July 9, 2018.  What happened on July 9?  Nobody seems to know.  All of the media outlets and internet sources are silent.  The trial has been forgotten.
It’s easy to see why this is being kept quiet by the anti-Trump media.  A prosecutorial defeat or dismissal would indicate extreme incompetence by the Mueller investigation team, possibly snowballing into calls from Congress to end the investigation.

So now we turn our attention to the newly-indicted group of twelve Russian officers, intelligence agents, or “spies” (take your pick) who allegedly hacked into Democrat party servers.  The timing of these indictments is truly a “magician’s trick”.

The purpose of this misdirection of substituting a new group of patsies for the old forgotten ones is that they will almost certainly never show up for a trial, as opposed to the inconvenient appearance of the previous defendants.  The new defendants can be proudly displayed as shining examples of the effectiveness and competence of the Mueller investigation, which will allow it to extend its existence into perpetuity. 

The Mueller team will never have to present their “evidence”, which appears to be even more questionable than the previous data dump of Russian garbage.

As Sundance explains:

The entire indictment…is based on the premise of the FBI conducting some -unexplained and unsubstantiated - form of forensic data-analysis to formulate their detailed conclusions.

However, can anyone explain how this FBI forensic data-analysis was possible when the FBI was never allowed access to the DCCC, DNC and Clinton Campaign servers?
Hmmm.  Could be that aliens in league with US intelligence agencies performed the analysis.  Or it could be just plain old dishonesty, corruption and/or incompetence within the Mueller/FBI/DOJ /CIA presidential coup cabal.  But whatever corruption and incompetence may exist in the Great Russian Witch-Hunt, I’m confident our trustworthy media masters will make it soon be forgotten. 

Andrew Thomas
as published in American Thinker

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Evil of Obama's Deep State Transformation

Daniel Greenfield's great article, "A Tale of Two Deep States" perfectly explains the motivations of the Obama administration and the coordination of Russian and US "deep states" during the last presidential campaign.  This is a must read.

Angel

Monday, May 28, 2018

Twitter Goes Crazy Over Picture of Caged Children Immigrants, Proving Trump is a Monster!

Except for the fact that this picture was taken while Obama was president.  Media and celebs quickly deleted their tweets exposing them as hypocritical boobs.

Angel

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Starbucks Incident Promotes Weaponization of Phony Racism


Two black men come into a Starbucks and ask to use the restroom.  The manager tells them that they must buy something first.  They refuse, and sit down at a table.  The manager calls the cops and has them arrested for trespassing.  They are later released with no charges.

Cellphone video of the arrest goes viral.  Human rights groups are livid.  Charges of racism are weaponized by the legacy media to target a company and its employees.  As a result, the CEO of Starbucks apologizes to the “victims” personally and closes 8,000 stores for “racial bias training”. 

Starbucks gets what it deserves for being so stridently politically correct, but I don’t believe the Starbucks incident had anything to do with racism. 

I can see how these incidents happen, because they have happened to me.   I have been unfairly ignored, hassled and insulted (in my perception) by clerks and store managers for no apparent reason.  Perhaps it was because I was young and vulnerable or looked angry.  If I was black, I certainly would have thought it was due to racism.

Sometimes, we can escalate a situation beyond normal bounds because we are angry or feel aggrieved.  Sometimes, we encounter people who are just jerks.

Once, I went to a very exclusive private country club restaurant for lunch with a group from my office. The restaurant had recently been opened to the public for lunch only.  It was a special occasion, the birthday of one of the women in the group.  

We were young and not dressed elegantly.  I wore a long sleeve polyester shirt and corduroy bell bottoms (popular at the time).  My hair was bushy with long sideburns.  Most of the other patrons from the country club set were older and had suits and ties.  

We had trouble getting someone to wait on us. Sensing some hostility toward us, I ordered a drink at the bar to calm my nerves (actually two).  Finally, our order was taken, and two of the women (including the birthday girl) ordered steaks, well done.

When the food arrived, both of the women announced that their steaks were burnt, and they could not eat them.  Being the “senior” person at the table, I took charge and asked the waitress to replace the steaks.  She took the steaks away, but then the manager arrived at our table.  He refused to replace them due to their policy of not being responsible for well done steaks.

I refused to pay for the steaks that were taken away and not replaced, and he threatened to call the police. I dared him to. The next thing I knew, the front doors of this fancy, dark, quiet Miami Lakes Country Club restaurant burst open, and cops poured in, their radios blaring.
 
We all stood up at once and started a shouting match. One of the women threatened to punch the manager in the nose.  The older, well-heeled patrons were shocked.  The cops dragged me outside and into the back of a squad car. One of them looked through a paperback law book to determine what to charge me with.  He finally decided I was “defrauding an innkeeper”.  

Rather than go to jail, I relented and paid for the steaks that were not served.  I had only refused to pay $4 for the two steaks.  Right.  All of this grief for $4. Must be racism.

The restaurant had a policy of not replacing well done steaks that were burnt.  Starbucks has a policy of not allowing restroom use to non-patrons.  Managers can be jerks about enforcing company policies.

This happened in 1978. If it happened today, and we were black, the Miami Lakes Country Club restaurant would probably be shut down, and the manager would be unemployed, branded as a racist. The cops would be fired for racism as well.  Cellphone videos of the incident would go viral, sparking outrage from human rights groups and every liberal in Congress.  The incident would be national news for weeks, with CNN and MSNBC screaming for blood.

As it was, the manager was just a jerk, the cops were ignorant rookies, and I was white and powerless to do anything about it. So much for “white privilege”.  To anyone who accuses me of having that, I will tell them to GFY.

Andrew Thomas

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Report No Evil


A Tesla Roadster Is Launched To Mars, And A New Space Age Begins


Elon Musk is the world's greatest showman.  His Tesla Roadster and a dummy astronaut blasts off on a super-giant rocket called Falcon Heavy, headed for Mars orbit with David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” blaring on the car radio.  The astronaut is dubbed “Starman”, after another Bowie song.  The words “Don’t Panic!” are on the dashboard.

Musk said that it took his team over three years to develop the space suit, because it not only had to be functional, it had to “look good”.  To Musk, the spectacle is as important as the accomplishment.  He understands that to be truly successful, you not only need to produce successful results, you need to excite peoples’ imaginations.

Two of the boosters landed softly, tail-end first precisely on ground pads, like something out of a 1950’s science-fiction movie.  The third is due to land on a drone barge in the Atlantic.  Musk’s next goal is to land an entire rocket in that manner, something I thought was counter to the laws of physics.  Apparently, I am wrong.  But the child in me, who watched all of those early science-fiction movies, is greatly excited.

I like to think of myself as a child of the space age.  My father worked as an engineer for NASA for 20 years at Cape Canaveral.  I got to see almost every launch, from Alan Shepard’s Mercury rocket as the first American in space to the Gemini launches to Apollo 13, all from my backyard.  My high school let out to let the students watch the Apollo 11 launch from across the Indian River.

I never got to see a space shuttle launch from the ground.  I was working in the Tampa Bay area when I witnessed the Challenger shuttle explode in midair in 1986.  My father was working at the Cape at the time, and collapsed when the shuttle exploded.  He died of an aortic aneurism two days later.

The space shuttle program was ended in 2011, but the “space coast” area had fallen into a drug-addled depression.  President Obama declared the primary mission of NASA to be “Muslim outreach”.  My brother, who worked as an engineer for a NASA subcontractor and tested the re-entry tiles on the shuttles, died of a drug-induced heart attack.

I am sure that as history unfolds, Elon Musk will get the credit for re-igniting America’s space program.  President Trump announced his support for NASA space exploration in his SOTU address, and should get co-credit.  We may be on the verge of a new millennium in space.  That is, assuming the radical leftist Dems aren’t soon back in control of the country.

But, I have a bone to pick with Musk.  He did not originate the concept of a roadster in space.  Ivan Reitman’s (pre-Ghostbuster) film “Heavy Metal” featured an astronaut in a 1959 Corvette launched from a space shuttle in the opening credits (see video below).

Also, do you know to what book the “Don’t Panic!” on Musk’s roadster dashboard refers?

Andrew Thomas
as published in America Thinker