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Silver Blaze time: Why is Rosenstein still DAG and not supervising the cafeteria at Main Justice?

Just why is Rosenstein still DAG and not supervising the cafeteria at Main Justice?  According to former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, it is a long time since he miscreated the unguided missile named Mueller against the regulation of 28 CFR Sec. 600.1, viz.

The regulation does not permit the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel in order to determine whether there is a basis for a criminal investigation. To the contrary, the basis for a criminal investigation must pre-exist the appointment. It is the criminal investigation that triggers the special counsel, not the other way around. Rosenstein, instead, appointed a special counsel and unleashed him to sniff around and see if he could come up with a crime…

 

This seems an open, easily observable error by Rosenstein. But Rosenstein is still in the DAG office. The unguided missile is still roaming the skies at full power. Why is that?

I reckon that the writers at The Conservative Treehouse have bagged a crucial fact in “the Big Ugly” of FISA abuse/Russia-Russia-Russia: that several of the DOJ and FBI insiders have flipped, testifying to Inspector General Horowitz, keeping their employment intact but moved out of the way in places like FBI’s HR department.  Is that why Rosenstein is still in the DAG office?

  • Has he flipped, and is he helping the IG?
  • He is still in the DAG office, though, not running the cafeteria at Main Justice, so is there some tactical or strategic advantage to keeping Rosenstein in the DAG office?

It is curious.  Inquiring minds want to know. #SilverBlaze

Sherlock Holmes drawing by Sidney Paget at 2014 auction

The master class: Trump’s practice of surprise and Shannon’s theory of communication

Trump’s practice of surprise and Shannon’s theory of communication

The Donald has been until now a master of running the establishment media’s agenda, whatever else you may like to say about him.

His press conference last night was a master class.  His comments about Charlottesville drove the establishment media into a nearly uncontrollable rage, for a very specific reason.  In the master class, his set of remarks about black mask/antifa was a “dog whistle” to the establishment media, a slug of un-dodge-able information that The Donald masterfully inserted into the broad communication channel known as “the national conversation.”

Information in the channel…

Information in the channel points us to the mathematical theory of communication, Claude Shannon’s most famous theory from his days at Bell Labs.  Shannon’s theory begins with the idea of information as a countable substance, as quantifiable as the volume of water in a pitcher or the number of apples growing on an apple tree.

For the basic quantity of information, some scientists use the term surprisal, and that is a nice term for informal conversation.  In colloquial terms, information is surprise.

The amount of surprise you experience depends on who is at the other end of the communication channel.  You, the observer, receive some amount of surprise from a sender, a source.  Are you talking to an honest mensch or a crooked gambler looking for a sucker?  In terms of throwing dice, is the source a pair of fair dice or a pair of crooked dice?

unfair dice

This pair of dice is going to come up 7’s frequently.

If the honest mensch is on the line, you are going to hear a random array of results: “The first roll is 3.   OK, the next roll came up snake eyes.  Let’s see: it’s a 7.  Next roll 8…”  And so on for the honest mensch.

The crooked gambler has his dice set up to come up 7’s at least 25% of the time, on average.  So, his first four transmissions down the phone line to you might be: “First roll, 3!  Come on, baby, next roll, 7!  OK, shoes for the baby…. LUCKY 7!  Let’s try another roll, come on: another 7!  We are on a lucky roll, man, but it can’t last.”  At which point, he asks you to increase your bet.

But if you are smart, you hang up the phone on the crooked gambler.  You hang up the phone, because there is no surprise in what he says.  Low surprise, low information.  (A completely fixed pair of dice, all fives and all twos, would be zero surprise, and Claude Shannon would say that the source bears zero information.)

The crooked gambler’s dice are going to come up 7 most of the time, just like some establishment news channels like CNN have recently been all Russia collusion, all the time.  Now, however, the blow up in Charlottesville permits them a new spiel, all white supremacy, all the time.

Thus CNN becomes Johnny One Note.

Johnny One Note is also known as Jack of No Surprises.

Jack of No Surprises is Jackie Zero, for zero information.

The rage of establishment media yesterday came from The Donald pushing information about black mask/antifa into their low information channel.  He did not back down.  Johnny One Note did cry a few tears of rage, like any 4-year old in a tantrum, but then they had to accommodate it.

In the master class, The Donald surprised Johnny One Note into exploring the octaves, using more of his channel’s capacity.  CNN et al. do have the capacity for a lot of information, if they choose to use it wisely.  There is a lot going on in the world they could be transmitting. more than just collusion and Charlottesville and other symbols of partisan rage.  CNN et al. have a job to do, and we civilians have to learn more about all of the imbecilic criminal neo-Nazi types in Charlottesville and what they tried to do there, so that we be vigilant for those who would corrupt or destroy our freedom here in the USA. CNN, get to it!

Judy Garland sings “Johnny One Note”

 

Three questions “they” should ask Hillary Clinton.

Here are three questions it would be great to ask Hillary Clinton.

  1. Do you agree never to do a Friday afternoon document dump?
  2. Will you guarantee that you’ll appoint a nonpartisan, apolitical Commissioner of Internal Revenue?
  3. Will you agree to appoint an independent, forensic IT professional to  guarantee the documentary integrity of all your emails?

It would be nice to see her torch her own campaign by weasel-wording these questions.

Unlike the living answer to Hillary’s dictum — “What difference at this point does it make?” — President Barack “Test Signal” Obama, voting present most of the time, no matter how dangerous it gets at Fardu دو  or Zahedan, and unlike someone with a clear conscience, Hillary, who represents the past and is so polarizing, calculating, disingenuous, insincere, ambitious, overconfident, secretive, who considers herself inevitable and entitled to the White House and who will do anything to win, though out of touch, will not be able to handle these questions.  Even refusing to answer will not help.

Happiness

Lots to think about, especially in times of trouble.

Dimwit juror B37 — I didn’t really mean all that nice stuff I said about my George

Now the dimwit juror B37 backtracks.George Zimmerman juror thanks CNN for chance to vent
By Hal Boedeker
Staff writer
12:04 p.m. EDT, July 17, 2013

Juror B-37 in the George Zimmerman trial isn’t talking anymore after a much-discussed interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

She issued a statement Wednesday to CNN saying that she was thankful “for the opportunity to vent some of the anguish which has been in me since the trial began.”

But she said there will be no more interviews…

She said there is no book deal at the time, and a relationship with the agent “ceased the moment I realized what had been occurring in the world during the weeks of my sequestration.

Yeah, and ceased and desisted this time for sure after she realized what a jerk she looked like in the media spotlight.

B37, please stick to the truth, and stay away now, as you say you want to do. You have already done a lot of damage — do not make it any worse.

Waclav Havel’s greengrocer — Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work | McClatchy

Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work | McClatchy.

By Jonathan S. Landay and Marisa Taylor | McClatchy Washington Bureau Eric Feldman, a former inspector general of the National Reconnaissance Office, the super-secret agency that oversees U.S. spy satellites, expressed concern that relying on workers to report colleagues’ suspicious behaviors to security officials could create "a repressive kind of culture."

"The answer to it is not to have a Stasi-like response," said Feldman, referring to the feared secret police of communist East Germany. "You’ve removed that firewall between employees seeking help and the threat that any employee who seeks help could be immediately retaliated against by this insider threat office."

In my view, the real intent of Obama Insider Threat is to turn us against each other, just like the Soviets did so effectively in East Germany, Czechoslovakia and other nations behind the Iron Curtain. That being the case, it would be good to remember what Waclav Havel wrote about the greengrocer in his essay, "The power of the powerless," and the grengrocer’s method for coping with the monstrous engine of Soviet-style government:

This system serves people only to the extent necessary to ensure that people will serve it. Anything beyond this, that is to say, anything which leads people to overstep their predetermined roles is regarded by the system as an attack upon itself.

replaces old Workers of the WOrld Unite

Government safety sticker v.2.Obama

Obama will use against supporters of Israel — Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work | McClatchy

Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work | McClatchy.

By Jonathan S. Landay and Marisa Taylor | McClatchy Washington Bureau ..an FBI insider threat detection guide warns private security personnel and managers to watch for “a desire to help the ‘underdog’ or a particular cause,” a “James Bond Wannabe” and a “divided loyalty: allegiance to another person or company or to a country besides the United States.

Now we get to the nitty gritty. I expect this part of Obama’s Enemies List to operate only against anybody who supports Israel. "You’ve been pre-selected."

Feel safer yet?israeli-american-flag1

Go ahead and have those TPS reports for us — Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work | McClatchy

Lumbergh needs those Insider Threat TPS reports

So, Peter, what’s happening? Aahh, now, are you going to go ahead and have those Insider Threat TPS reports for us this afternoon?

Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work | McClatchy.

By Jonathan S. Landay and Marisa Taylor | McClatchy Washington Bureau “If you normally print 20 documents a week, well, what happens if the next week or the following week you have to print 50 documents or 100 documents? That could be at variance from your normal activity that could be identified and might be investigated,” said Randy Trzeciak, acting manager of the Computer Emergency Response Team Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute.

It’s incredible. These nimrods in the White House think they’ll catch spies by monitoring PC LOAD LETTER and overproducing Insider Threat TPS reports!

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As safe as the IRS — Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work | McClatchy

5th amendment for IRS but not for thee

Do you trust the IRS and 5th amendment specialist Lois Lerner to police themselves or ordinary civilians?

Don’t worry. This insider threat detection system is safer than the IRS!

Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work | McClatchy.

For those who trust the IRS, take a peek at this description, from McClatchy DC:

By Jonathan S. Landay and Marisa Taylor | McClatchy Washington Bureau The initiative goes beyond classified information leaks. It includes as insider threats “damage to the United States through espionage, terrorism, unauthorized disclosure of national security information or through the loss or degradation of departmental resources or capabilities,” according to a document setting “Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs.”

McClatchy obtained a copy of the document, which was produced by an Insider Threat Task Force that was set up under Obama’s order and is headed by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Attorney General Eric Holder.

My emphasis is in boldface. That is the government’s opening to suppress anyone who blows the whistle on Obama gangster style of government..

Feel safer yet?

Clown report — Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work | McClatchy

Nixon and Obama enemies lists

Nixon and Obama enemies lists

Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work | McClatchy.

The clowns in the White House strike again. What complete nitwits. Can I report myself for the Enemies List?

Health care rationing by the Klan Parenthood, Sebelius

Thanks, Dr. Manny Alvarez, for your opinion, Secretary Sebelius, stop hiding behind bureaucratic rules and save a child’s life.

This is just the beginning of health care rationing by the compassionate bureaucrats of Obamacare, in this case, by the Klan Parenthood shill, Kathleen Sebelius. The Klan Parenthood always loves to see children die, and it’s all perfectly legal.

1938: what is your answer?

Reading around at PJMedia.com, I saw this What if Hitler had won WWII? article. The article is about this 1992 novel, Fatherland, by Robert Harris.

It is an excellent book.

To me, it is a book about Auschwitz/Oświęcim and how a German finds undeniable evidence of extermination.

It makes you think, "What would I have done in Germany, in 1938?" For the West, that question is the ghost in every man’s past. The answer to that question is the substance of your humanity.

After I read that book back in 1992 or so, it stimulated me to move from fiction to non-fiction, to educate myself about the holocaust. There is a lot to learn.

In the Soviet satellite states before 1989, they used to say that the Soviets had stolen their history, and that protecting and recovering what they could of that history was a vitally important task. It is good advice, not just for Poland, but for everyone in the West, including here in the USA.

Memorial to Polish soldiers massacred at Katyn Forest.

Go get ‘im, Tiger! Romney lands punches against subdued Obama in first debate – The Hill’s Video

President Obama can be rumbled.

Romney lands punches against subdued Obama in first debate – The Hill's Video.

Here is a great move by Romney to rumble the weakling BHO:

Romney, who has narrowly trailed Obama in recent polls, seemed to be looking to shake up the race with a strong attack on Obama’s record, talking directly to the president as he spoke.

That is the way to do it, Mitt. Go, man, go!

The Jerusalem Post: The Europeans’ skewed view of circumcision

The Jerusalem Post: The Europeans’ skewed view of circumcision.

The Chief Rabbi presents an interesting way to analyze this as “justification by the highest source of authority in the culture at any given age.”

I agree with you, Chief Rabbi. In every age they try to destroy the Jews, but usually by some new strategy —

This time it is just to persecute and destroy them because of _______.

— and you fill in the blank with the highest source of authority in the prevailing culture.

And it makes one wonder: what other grinning works of violence do they seek to establish under color of law or justice?

Ezekiel Emanuel

Havel est morte. ¡No Pasarán!: Good-Bye, Friend

Berlin Wall coming down, 1989

¡No Pasarán!: Good-Bye, Friend.

Charter 77 and free lands of Europe behind him, something extra good ahead! Vaya con Dios!

Further up and further in

Withdraw consent

Withdrawal of consent is how this movement will make changes happen. Just ask Charter 77.

Withdraw consent.

Withdraw consent.

We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that to secure these rights governments are established among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

89 and 68

89 and 68

A Former Radical Goes Back to the Future at the 9/12 March

Super article from an experienced protester who dates back to the 1960s. It’s graceful and links to many photos she captured from among the marchers.

A Former Radical Goes Back to the Future at the 9/12 March

In 1967, I was the radical Alinsky wrote the rules for. On the political cutting edge, I’d been arguing with fellow students and coworkers for years about Vietnam, and my growing disgust with my country led me down many winding roads of anti-American thought. I was counterculture before there was a name for it, skipping my prom and graduation as “bourgeois,” going barefoot, braless, and unshaven, and collecting tattoos at the only place in town those days — a crummy hole-in-the-wall next to downtown D.C.’s Greyhound station.

…On the morning of September 12, I left for the march with my camera. Since every picture’s worth a thousand words, I thought that would be the easiest and fastest way to communicate what really took place.

But what was going to take place? How many people would show? Though in my gut — with the latest victories of the new media over the old (Van Jones, ACORN) — I felt momentum building, I was really just one person going without a group, a strategy, or a plan…

All seemed informed and concerned, but cheerful and optimistic. I knew this feeling from before — it begins when you move from concern to action.
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The best sign in the gallery

The best sign in the gallery

Something I noticed from her photos: There were no black bloc of people wearing the black garb and black masks.

Clueless goombah Moe Greene senators

These goombah representatives and senators duck the town hall meetings. Advanced cluelessness. They do not see that the town hall is the exact antidote to what troubles the President’s health care takeover plans.

Explaining Town Hall Protests (John C. Goodman)
…there is no way the kind of spontaneous outpouring we’ve witnessed could be bought or organized by anyone.

Why are they so angry? The reasons are manifold, but the single biggest reason is the arrogance of our elected officials in Washington. Think about it. For the past seven months a small group of politicians has been meeting behind-closed-doors with powerful special interests to decide whether you will be able to keep your current insurance, where you will be directed to get new insurance and at what price, what fines you and your employer will have to pay if you don’t conform, and how they’re going to get your doctor to change the way he or she practices medicine. In the process, they never asked you what you thought about anything. If you are not mad about this, odds are you don’t understand the situation.

If they could work through the town hall meeting process, with as many town hall meetings as they can squeeze in, and stay late after each meeting to talk to every last voter that wants to, they would modulate a lot of the anger people feel. That is the way it goes on the street.

Do you know who I am?

Do you know who I am?

But these guys are suits, not street-level activists.

They have that Moe Greene outlook:

You don’t talk to me, I talk to you! Do you know who I am? I am Senator Barbara Boxer. Do me a favor, say "senator" instead of "ma’am." I made my own latté to get that title.

Meet Rahm Emanuel’s Brother: Dr. Zeke the Bleak

Tom Blumer gives a good rundown on Ez. Emanuel’s charnel house, including the oxymoronic "whole lives" ethical system, the fig leaf to be used by these guys for rationing.

Meet Rahm Emanuel’s Brother: Dr. Zeke the Bleak
Zeke recently embarked on a reputation rehab tour and now squeaks that he’s no longer so bleak. You can tell that the administration knows it has a serious problem on its hands, because the doctor even found time in his interview rounds to get with the lefty-despised Washington Times.

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Another telling detail is the emergency visit to the Washington Times by Ez. Emanuel for an interview. Highly unlikely in fat times, but necessary this month.

President’s new pain pill

PainCor-B

PainCor-B

There is an announcement on http://www.conversation.gov just minutes ago, introducing the new federal pain pill recommended by your president.

Here are some specs:

Trade name: PainCor-B
Generic name: I-taxubeyonddeathformyjet

Once you have been Pelosified in this way, and Nancy gets into your head, your aches and pains will disappear and you will finally believe everything you read in the news papers.

So forget about the pacemaker your doctor wants for you. Just go with the red pill.

Do it for Nancy.