Would An Actual Potato Be Better At Hosting 'Reliable Sources' Than Brian Stelter?
Just as the late MichaelKelly once noted that Bill Clinton's foreign policy team would improve if replaced by a ham and cheese sandwich, this got me thinking. If the anthropomorphic potato head who hosts "Reliable Sources" finds an elementary article about unmasking invulnerable people in the great outdoors to be "really thoughtful," perhaps an actual potato would be a better host.
Hear me out. Of course, Stelter is probably a better communicator, having spent more than a decade of his 35 years of life anchoring the CNN show. He's no stranger to the camera and the spotlight. In fact, he loves it, even when he's just ranting about his feelings or having a meltdown about conservative media paying attention to massive spy scandals.
But if a journalist's job is to get to the root of a story, then there's something to be said for a literal spud. Those tubers do a better job of digging deep than Stelter, whose usual journalistic offerings consist of merely covering how Fox is covering the news.
He's so committed to that bit, he actually channeled his obsession into a book about the right-wing network called "Hoax" (a term Stelter should be familiar with after having peddled the Russia collusion one for years). Say what you will about the broadcast ineptitude of potatoes, but they're rarely deranged.
"We [FakeNews CNN] are not investigators."
#11848987 at 2020-12-01 02:50:20 (UTC+1) Q Research General #15124: White Hats Are In Control Edition
Pennsylvania House GOP leaders: Lawmakers won't meet again this year
The Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives announced late Saturday that they will not be returning to session this year, a move that would appear to preclude any possibility of lawmakers interceding in the 2020 election. House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Quarryville, and Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Bellefonte, released a joint statement saying that they would not be calling their chamber to Harrisburg on Monday, the final possible day for the 2019-20 session of the Legislature to meet. "We are physically unable to consider any new legislation before the end of session," they wrote in the statement. "A simple resolution takes three legislative days for consideration and a concurrent resolution takes five legislative days to move through both chambers, which means we do not have the time needed to address any new resolutions in our current session."
Article III, Section 4 of the state constitution requires that bills be considered on three different days by each chamber. A simple resolution originates from a single chamber, while a concurrent resolution must move through both. After Monday, there can be no further meetings of the Legislature this year. Article II, Section 4, decrees that the 2021-22 session of the Legislature will begin on the first Tuesday of January, which will be Jan. 5, 2021. Given that the House won't meet before the Electoral College gathers to pick the next president Dec. 14, President Donald Trump's hopes that state lawmakers in Pennsylvania would step in and choose electors appear to be dashed. Trump and his allies have alleged that presumed President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the Nov. 3 election was the result of widespread fraud, including in Pennsylvania. He tweeted that Republican-controlled legislatures in the states where he disputed the results should hold votes to pick a new slate of electors. "Why is Joe Biden so quickly forming a Cabinet when my investigators have found hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes, enough to 'flip' at least four States, which in turn is more than enough to win the Election?" Trump tweeted Nov. 21. "Hopefully the Courts and/or Legislatures will have the COURAGE to do what has to be done to maintain the integrity of our Elections, and the United States of America itself. THE WORLD IS WATCHING!!!"
Trump's assertions found a receptive audience among several dozen conservative Pennsylvania lawmakers, including state Sen. Doug Mastriano, who called for a Nov. 25 meeting of the Republican-controlled Senate Majority Policy Committee in his district to hear allegations that Pennsylvania's vote count was hopelessly compromised. Those who spoke at the hearing included Trump himself, via cellphone; his attorneys, Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis; and a number of Republican- and campaign-aligned supporters. Mastriano and his allies also touted resolutions that they said would lead to lawmakers picking the electors, but the statement from Cutler and Benninghoff appeared to end any possibility of that taking place. With the legislative window apparently closed, Trump's sole remaining path to claiming Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes is likely via the federal courts. As of Sunday morning, his prospects were not promising on that front, either.
A federal lawsuit brought by the campaign was dismissed by U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann on Nov. 21, and that dismissal was upheld by a federal appeals court Friday. Giuliani and Ellis have vowed to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The other major lawsuit that could conceivably lead to a Trump victory in the Keystone State, brought by U.S. Rep. MichaelKelly, congressional candidate Sean Parnell and others, was dismissed Saturday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Parnell indicated on Twitter that the lawsuit would be refiled in federal courts. Meanwhile, Cutler and Benninghoff said in their statement that they remained concerned by the allegations raised about the legitimacy of this year's election. "It is obvious Pennsylvania's election processes are in dire need of repair," they wrote. "Our work to ensure the chaos and confusion of the 2020 election are not repeated will continue in the next legislative session."
#11101577 at 2020-10-16 14:16:23 (UTC+1) Q Research General #14198: Semi Magical Moments Coalesce with the Sunrise and Autumn Breeze Edition
Priest Gets Federal Prison for Breaking into Navy Base
BRUNSWICK, Georgia – A 71-year-old Roman Catholic priest has been sentenced to federal prison for breaking into a Navy submarine base in Georgia with a group protesting nuclear weapons.
A U.S. District Court judge sentenced the Rev. Stephen MichaelKelly on Thursday to 33 months in prison. He's already served most of that sentence, as the judge gave Kelly credit for the roughly 30 months he spent behind bars awaiting trial and sentencing since his arrest in April 2018.
A year ago, Kelly and six fellow activists were convicted by a jury of trespassing, destruction of government property and other charges stemming from their arrest at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.
The activists in 2018 took videos of themselves using wire cutters to enter a locked security gate at Kings Bay, the East Coast hub for Navy submarines armed with nuclear missiles. Inside the base, they spray-painted anti-nuclear messages and hammered on an outdoor display.
Defense attorneys had argued in pretrial hearings that the activists shouldn't be prosecuted because they acted on sincere religious beliefs. Judge Lisa Godbey Wood ruled they couldn't use that defense at trial.
#10505783 at 2020-09-02 20:30:02 (UTC+1) Q Research General #13445: Blackmail Flood Is Here Edition
COMEY Cashes in BIG on TV Series 'The Comey Rule' - Jeff Daniels-Led Drama on FBI Boss "May Be Most Important Drama Of This Election Year"
"Useful idiot" is a pretty self-explanatory term the Kremlin has long used to describe expendable assets that they develop and deploy but never respect.
It is also a pretty applicable phrase to sum up the current President of the United States, at least according to Showtime's excellent and deeply unsettling The Comey Rule which airs September 27-28.
The fact is, coming after years of convoluted and compromised probes like the Mueller Report and a failed impeachment, the Jeff Daniels- and Brendan Gleeson-led The Comey Rule may prove the most important drama in a year that clearly has had no shortage of drama.
With a strong bench that includes Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy and the consistently on point MichaelKelly, The Comey Rule vividly depicts an administration lurching towards lawlessness even before Donald Trump took office and investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 election burgeoned.
Based in part on the pink slipped ex-FBI director James Comey's memoir A Higher Loyalty, the two-parter does jump around a lot in time and political space. To that end, policy wonks and partisans may find their favorite tidbit of the far-reaching bureaucratic battle left out. I get that reaction, but I also say get over it. This is Showtime, not C-SPAN.
Similar to the state of the union the past several years, it has been a turbulent ride for the series written and directed by Billy Ray. At one point, The Comey Rule was pushed to the post-election scheduling graveyard. Pushback from Ray and others saw Showtime parent ViacomCBS change its mind and set the late September dates for the small-screen showdown between the Daniels-portrayed Comey and Trump.
#8975479 at 2020-04-30 22:04:57 (UTC+1) Q Research General #11489: Rule of "Law Day" May 1 Edition
From the Daily Mail:
Joe Biden puts Chris Dodd in charge of vetting his running mate
Former Vice President Joe Biden has selected former Sen. Chris Dodd as a key member of his committee that will select a female running mate, despite allegations about the Connecticut senator's conduct involving a woman at a D.C. restaurant with Sen. Ted Kennedy in the 1980s.
Biden, who has announced that his running mate will be a woman, revealed his search committee a day after picking up the endorsement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
He has come under fire for not yet issuing a public comment on sexual assault allegations by former Senate aide Tara Reade. His campaign has furiously denied the allegations, which it says are untrue.
Dodd served in the Senate from 1981 to 2001, where he helmed the Senate Banking and Financial Services Committee and helped author the Dodd-Frank legislation that bares his name. He has known Biden for decades.
He also developed a close friendship with the Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, and the two men became the subjects of reporting about alleged alcohol-fueled conduct.
A story by the late MichaelKelly published in GQ in 1990 included allegations about a drunken encounter alleged to have involved the two men long before the arrival #MeToo movement would tarnish the reputations of many powerful men.
Kelly reported that a waitress confirmed the details of the 'waitress sandwich' story, which was originally published in Penthouse.
According to the story, the men were finishing up a long dinner in a private room at the D.C. restaurant La Brasserie and were 'drunk.'
#8247760 at 2020-02-25 23:31:44 (UTC+1) Q Research General #10559: The Silent War Continues Edition
These dominos may fall.
Maria Bello Michael Ian Black
Yvette Nicole Brown
Holly Marie Combs
Alia Shawkat Michael Sheen
Debra Messing MichaelKelly
#8235002 at 2020-02-24 18:46:10 (UTC+1) Q Research General #10543: Bye Bye Harvey Edition
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's net zero policy will cost taxpayers the equivalent of a £100 billion HS2 project every year till 2050. The final bill will surpass £3 trillion - the equivalent of £100,000 per household.
These are the shock findings of a series of reports into the true cost of Boris's scheme to decarbonise the UK economy by 2050.
The summary, by Andrew Montford of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, finds that no credible attempt has been made by the government to cost its 'Net Zero by 2050' scheme, which was bequeathed to it by Theresa May in the dog days of her failing premiership.
But the costs are in fact astronomical - far, far greater than the government's green advisory body the Committee on Climate Change has been prepared to admit.
There are two main factors - the cost of decarbonising the electricity supply (mainly through the use of expensive, intermittent offshore wind power) and the cost of decarbonising domestic heat through retrofitting of insulation. Each of these issues is covered in a separate report, the first by former grid engineers Colin Gibson and Capell Aris; the second by Professor MichaelKelly.
Decarbonising the electricity supply will cost around £1.4 trillion more than if Britain had stuck to reliable, cheap gas generation. The extra cost per household will be around £50,000. Some of these costs will be borne via more expensive goods and services, some through higher energy prices. Electricity will - as President Obama once infamously put it when he tried to impose a similar eco-fascist scheme on the US economy - necessarily skyrocket.
Retrofitting of insulation in every household will, of course, reduce energy demand. But not nearly enough to offset the dramatic increase in costs created by rising electricity prices. Montford's report draws on a study by Cambridge engineering professor MichaelKelly, who found that retrofitting insulation is an extremely cost-ineffective way of cutting CO2 emissions.
#7210599 at 2019-07-27 06:16:34 (UTC+1) Q Research General #9225: Comfy with frens WWG1WGA Edition
A former first-grade teacher at an Omaha elementary school has been given 50 to 100 years in prison for sexually assaulting students. Douglas County District Court records show that 31-year-old Gregory Sedlacek was sentenced Tuesday. He'd pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault of a child.
Yesterday, New Hampshire's attorney general launched an investigation into the state youth detention center after two former counselors were charged with raping a teenage boy 82 times, at least once at gunpoint, in the late 1990s.
Last month, the head of a sex cult was found guilty on multiple charges in New York, reports NPR:
The leader of NXIVM, a group that espoused a philosophy of self-improvement but was accused of recruiting, grooming and even branding an inner circle of female sex slaves, was found guilty Wednesday by a federal jury in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Keith Raniere, who was known as "Vanguard," was convicted on all charges, including sex trafficking, forced labor conspiracy, human trafficking and multiple counts of racketeering - including sexual exploitation of a child. (source)
The victims of sexual assaults by a former North Carolina teacher are filing a class-action lawsuit against the school district:
News outlets report the victims of MichaelKelly filed the complaint Tuesday against him, the New Hanover County Board of Education and others.
Kelly pleaded guilty last month to child sex charges. Investigators say Kelly abused nearly 20 victims. He's worked for New Hanover Schools since 1992. (source)
Earlier this month, two concurrent Human Trafficking Task Force operations were conducted in the Cleveland region. A total of 49 arrests were made, and some of the individuals are facing felony charges of Attempted Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Importuning, Possess Criminal Tools, and Attempting Corruption with Drugs, reports Richland Source.
You can read more about recent arrests on the DOJ's dedicated page: Human Trafficking.
Cases of child sexual abuse by clergy continue to be reported.
Thousands of allegations of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests, nuns, and members of religious orders have been made over the last few decades. Many investigations, trials, and convictions - and revelations about decades of attempts by Church officials to cover up reported incidents - have resulted. These offenses are not limited to clergy in the US - cases have occurred all over the world.
I think it is important to note here that my family is Catholic, so I know how painful this subject can be for some followers.
According to a 2009 report, the founder of a religious order that treats Roman Catholic priests who molest children concluded decades ago that offenders were unlikely to change and should not be returned to ministry:
As early as the mid-1950s, decades before the clergy sexual-abuse crisis broke publicly across the U.S. Catholic landscape, the founder of a religious order that dealt regularly with priest sex abusers was so convinced of their inability to change that he searched for an island to purchase with the intent of using it as a place to isolate such offenders, according to documents recently obtained by NCR.
Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald, founder of the Servants of the Paracletes, an order established in 1947 to deal with problem priests, wrote regularly to bishops in the United States and to Vatican officials, including the pope, of his opinion that many sexual abusers in the priesthood should be laicized immediately. (source)
#5981638 at 2019-03-30 21:23:59 (UTC+1) Q Research General #7650: Packed House Edition
Self listed Hollyweird Pedovores
Maria Bello Michael Ian Black
Yvette Nicole Brown
Holly Marie Combs
Tim Heidecker MichaelKelly
Alia Shawkat Michael Sheen
#1501097 at 2018-05-22 05:30:37 (UTC+1) Q Research General #1885: The Force Of Your Gravity
>hey sent a signal and killed my son Robert MichaelKelly.
GOD BLESS GENERAL Kelly
#1501043 at 2018-05-22 05:25:45 (UTC+1) Q Research General #1885: The Force Of Your Gravity
On November 9, 2010, Kelly's 29-year-old son, First Lieutenant Robert MichaelKelly, was killed in action when he stepped on a landmine while leading a platoon of Marines on a patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan. The younger Kelly was a former enlisted Marine and was on his third combat tour, his first combat tour as a U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer. At the time of his death, Robert Kelly was with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. Robert Kelly's death made John Kelly the highest-ranking American military officer to lose a child in Iraq or Afghanistan. Kelly's other son is a Marine Corps major.
MSM Clown army changes the news. Landmine? Really ?
#1500983 at 2018-05-22 05:21:29 (UTC+1) Q Research General #1885: The Force Of Your Gravity
Hey Anons you know about McMaster. How they killed his kin.
This is what the rothchilds are doing. Notice the camera everywhere in London. Spying and killing to make cash. They were sending a signal
to McMaster. They sent a signal and killed my son Robert MichaelKelly. Remember Hastings ? Brennan. Another signanl. We will get these bastards. Have Faithm the God kind of Faith.
If you can, fight the good fight. Pray.
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#8203946 at 2020-02-21 08:03:03 (UTC+1) Q Research AUSTRALIA #7 - FIRE & FURY Edition
Resignations in the news
Rebel Queensland Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller resigns
Rebel Labor backbencher Jo-Ann Miller has resigned from Queensland parliament effective immediately, likely triggering another by-election for the state ahead of the October poll.
A tearful Ms Miller handed her resignation letter to Speaker Curtis Pitt in parliament on Thursday morning, indicating it would be effective immediately.
Ms Miller, who has long held enmity for Deputy Premier Ms Trad, told ABC Radio - in an interview broadcast this week - that "Trad is a four-letter word". She said she had been ostracised by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Ms Trad after she was forced from Cabinet.
Ms Miller blamed that on raising corruption claims about the Labor-leaning Ipswich City Council. But she resigned after a damning Ethics Committee report about her "reckless" behaviour and improper disposal of confidential documents.