Clapper: ‘Possible’ Trump Was Recorded on Manafort Wiretap

Possible=he was.

Via Free Beacon:

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Wednesday it is possible that President Donald Trump was captured in audio as part of the wiretap of his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.

Host Don Lemon interviewed Clapper about the FBI wiretap that was put in place during the Obama administration to listen to Manafort as part of the investigation into ties between Trump campaign associates and suspected Russian operatives.

Trump has claimed that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower in New York City when he was president. CNN reported this week that Manafort was wiretapped, though the report did not indicate that Trump himself was under surveillance. CNN said it was unclear whether the Manafort surveillance took place at Trump Tower.

Clapper, who said in March that he had no knowledge of any court orders to wiretap Trump or Trump Tower, stood by his comments on Wednesday, noting he could only refer to them and media reports. He added that he has no knowledge of any secret order from the court that handles the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to wiretap Manafort.

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Black Lives Matter Shout Down James Comey At Howard U, “Get Out Of Here Comey, You’re Not Our Homie”

“Black Lives Matter here.” Exactly where does this get them with Comey, who no longer is in government?

“Get out of here, Comey. You’re not our homie.”

Mel Brooks Calls Political Correctness The Death Of Comedy

Right on target.

Via Daily Caller:

Comedy legend Mel Brooks is speaking out about political correctness and how it is leading to the “death of comedy.” Best known for his politically incorrect comedies like “Blazing Saddles” and “The Producers,” Brooks has always taken risks with his writing by satirizing racism.

Brooks, who said he could find humor in almost anything, warned on Thursday that political correctness is strangling comedians from being able to perform and said there only a handful of subjects he personally wouldn’t make fun of.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Brooks stated: “We have become stupidly politically correct, which is the death of comedy.”

“It’s not good for comedy,” he added. “Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks. Comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king’s ear, always telling the truth about human behavior.”

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‘Fraud’: Mainstream Polls Use 29% More Democrats Than Republicans

So when you wonder how off the 2016 polls are, it wasn’t an accident. But they essentially screwed themselves becuase they believed them.

Via Washington Examiner:

Most of the top political polls that got the 2016 presidential race dead wrong are continuing to use a flawed methodology in rating President Trump’s approval ratings that favors Democrats, women and younger voters, according to a new analysis.

The report shows that the mainstream polls oversample an average of 29 percent more Democrats than Republicans and the results skew anti-Trump.

And, said the report from Bombthrowers.com, one outfit, the Economist, used 58 percent more Democrats than Republicans in a recent poll on Trump’s approval ratings.

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Chelsea Handler Suggests Trading Trump For ‘More Sane’ Kim Jong Un

If she thinks he’s sane, then she should go to NK and just live there.

Via Free Beacon:

Netflix host Chelsea Handler suggested trading President Donald Trump for the “more sane” North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in a tweet Thursday night.

Handler, who also spelled Kim Jong Un’s name wrong, referenced his response to Trump’s United Nations speech where he said that the U.S. would “totally destroy” North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies.

The North Korean leader’s statement called Trump a “mentally deranged dotard” and “frightened dog” who Kim Jong Un would “tame … with fire.”

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Erdogan Supporters Beat Protesters in New York City

Here they go again.

Via Free Beacon:

Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan beat protesters once again, this time in New York City on Thursday.

Erdogan, who was in town for the United Nations General Assembly, spoke to the Turkish American National Steering Committee at the Marriott Marquis ballroom in Times Square when six protesters spoke up, the New York Times reports.

As security escorted the protesters out, nearby Erdogan supporters beat the protesters, including delivering several blows to the head of one man.

One protester yelled at Erdogan in English, “You’re a terrorist. Get out of my country!”

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It’s Shocking How Empty The Stadium Was For Thursday Night Football

Actions have consequences.

Via Daily Caller:

The San Francisco 49ers Thursday night game against the Los Angeles Rams kicked off in front of a nearly empty stadium.

Los Angeles Times reporter Lindsey Thiry tweeted a photo at the time of kickoff, which showed thousands of open seats. In fact, most sections in the photo have more empty seats than fans.

ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported that 63,500 tickets had been sold for the game, but of course, simply selling a ticket doesn’t mean the buyer will actually show up to the game.

It’s hard to believe there are more than 30,000 people in the stadium, judging from the photos.

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Black Lives Matter Says World War I Symbol At Oklahoma Museum Is Offensive

Crack open a history book.

Via KJRH:

An Oklahoma group is calling a symbol at a Claremore museum offensive and asking for it to be removed.

“It was the cornerstone in Clem Van Rogers livery stable,” Will Rogers Memorial Museum Public Relations Director Pat Reeder said.

From a distance, it’s hard to read the message below the initials.

“They sold it for $400 and in 1936 they started this building and Will had already died and they decided to name it for him,” Reeder said.

It’s a piece of history that’s been around for more than 100 years and sits on the south side of the building at the Claremore Museum of History.

“I think it’s offensive to me that someone would think that a cornerstone would be so hate-filled you’d have to remove it,” Reeder said.

The symbol on top of the cornerstone is under fire.

“For Native Americans, it was very much life, earth and sun that’s what it meant to them,” Reeder said.

Reeder remembers it as a patch on soldiers uniforms of the 45th division in World War I, who were mostly from Oklahoma.

“I couldn’t find anything that called it a name,” she said. “I think it was given the name when Hitler decided he needed a symbol.”

Black Lives Matter advocate reverend Mareo Johnson wants it removed.

“When you see it now it’s a public representation of hate and regardless of what it meant then it’s how people see it now,” he said.

Reverend Johnson says the meaning has changed overtime and wants any sign of hate removed. […]

Just off Will Rogers Boulevard, is the cornerstone’s home that Pat Reeder doesn’t want to see go.

“Second time in 50 years that anyone has ever said anything about it,” she said.

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Mika Brzezinski Says Trump’s Hugs Were “Porngraphic”

Oddly enough, she didn’t complain at the time.

Chicago Activists: ‘Soul Of City’ At Stake In Obama Library Agreement… Which Obama Won’t Sign

Obama won’t guarantee jobs or economic development.

Via Chicago Sun Times:

About 300 residents packed a South Side auditorium Wednesday night to demand that the promise of jobs, economic development and other benefits of the Obama presidential library center be put in writing.

The activists and residents want a community benefits agreement, something many say will protect the neighborhoods and people the center may displace.

“The soul of our city is at stake,” said Jay Travis, of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization. “Will Chicago be home to all people regardless of race and income or will we sit back and watch city government systematically remove us?”

As the Obama Foundation continues to draft plans for the Obama Center, community stakeholders gathered Wednesday evening in the auditorium of Hyde Park Academy to renew their efforts to get the agreement, an idea the foundation has not embraced.

Last week, at the foundation’s community meeting, President Barack Obama himself told residents that he would not sign a benefits agreement, which would put into writing the promises the foundation has made thus far on bringing jobs, economic development and resources to the South Side.

Those present Wednesday evening said promises would no longer cut it.

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HT: Marathon Pundit

Video: ISIS Fighters Scream And Cry At Sight Of Tank…

Even better, the tank kills them at the 3:12 mark.

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD….

Ladies drink free.

Video: Al-Qaeda Jihadists Body Cameras Film Them Being Killed Fighting In Syria…

No more “Allah Snackbars” for these guys.

Latest Craze Sweeping Across America’s College Campuses… The “Gender Unicorn”…

Via Campus Reform:

In place of the once-illustrious “Genderbread Person,” an organization has popularized a “Gender Unicorn” now making its way around campuses across the country.

The graphic, created by an organization known as Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER), features a purple unicorn alongside a list of categories, such as “gender identity,” “gender expression,” “sex assigned at birth,” “physically attracted to,” and “emotionally attracted to,” asking students to indicate where they fall on the spectrum for each category.

The unicorn appeared at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, for instance, offering students an “activity” that provides participants an “opportunity to reflect on their own gender identity, expression, sex, and sexuality.”

“Lol this is what UW-Whitewater spends its time and money on,” one student remarked on Twitter, with the unicorn indicating that he was to “place an ‘X’ on the below spectra,” noting that “far left = does not identify,” while “far right = strongly identifies.”

Meanwhile, Ball State University’s “Spectrum” organization even hosted a “Gender Unicorn event,” where attendees completed the activity while participating in a “family dinner.”

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South Carolina Chicken Truck Crash Will Be Memorialized By PETA

The locals will add empty buckets of KFC.

Via WISTV:

A week-old crash on Interstate 95 in Orangeburg County will be memorialized. Yes, you read that correctly.

On Sept. 15, a truck carrying chickens down I-95 near mile marker 91, which is about a mile south of the US 15 exit near Santee, crashed, spilling live and dead chickens on the side of the road.

The dead chickens are where the memorial comes in. PETA is using the crash as an opportunity to remind folks to go vegan.

The memorial billboard will feature a chicken next to the words “I’m ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan.”

“This devastating crash left countless birds mangled and suffering,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a statement. “PETA’s billboard will let travelers know that the best way to prevent such tragedies is to keep smart, sensitive chickens off the road in the first place by going vegan.”

The driver of the crash, meanwhile, was not injured.

North Korea Warns It May Detonate An H-Bomb In The Pacific

Via Daily Caller:

Kim Jong Un issued an unprecedented threat directly to President Donald Trump Friday.

In response to the president’s warning at the U.N. that the America will “totally destroy” North Korea if the rogue regime attacked the U.S. or its allies, the North Korean leader threatened to “tame” Trump “with fire,” promising the “highest-level” action against the U.S.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho clarified exactly what this might mean.

“It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific,” he said, adding that he has “no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un.”

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Rep. John Lewis Wants To ‘Take A Bullwhip’ To People So They Care About Civil Rights

Just a guess that that’s probably not the right approach.

Via Free Beacon:

Democratic Rep. John Lewis said Thursday he sometimes feels like “taking a bullwhip” to people in order to make them care about civil rights.

“It doesn’t matter whether they’re black, or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American. When you see something that’s not right, not fair, not just, you have an obligation to do something, to say something. They’re just too darn quiet. I really wanna use some other words sometimes,” Lewis told the audience of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Town Hall on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C.

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Valerie Plame, Who Tweeted Anti-Semitic Article, Fundraised For Hillary, Asked For Money To Have Twitter Boot Trump

Longtime Hillary Clinton supporter. She was also the person behind the fund to get people to donate to have Trump booted off Twitter. People donated thousands for that with no idea of where the money was going to go. Where’s the money?

Via Free Beacon:

Valerie Plame Wilson, a former CIA operative who sparked outrage by tweeting out an anti-Semitic article Thursday, fundraised for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign.

The New York Times reported in August 2015, “Valerie Plame Is Among Hillary Clinton’s September Fund-Raisers.”

“Hillary Rodham Clinton will make a two-day swing across the West Coast to raise money next month, where her campaign will hold a fund-raiser with the exposed former C.I.A. officer Valerie Plame,” reported the Times‘ Maggie Haberman.

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The DNC Had Another Awful Fundraising Month

They’re not going to have a lot for 2018 if they keep tanking themselves like this. And it’s in no small measure to Hillary and Antifa.

Via Free Beacon:

The Democratic National Committee’s already dire financial standing worsened during the month of August, according to its Wednesday night filing to the FEC.

The DNC raised just $4.4 million last month, the second lowest August fundraising figure for the party in the past decade. The party had less cash on hand at the end of the month than it did at the beginning, as its spending outpaced its fundraising by $44,575.

And it gets worse. The DNC’s debt substantially increased from $3.4 million to $4.1 million, a figure equal to about 60 percent of the committee’s total cash on hand.

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Liberals, Including Carl Reiner, Believe Clinton Can Still Become President

Carl Reiner is delusional.

Via Free Beacon:

Nine months into President Donald Trump’s first term, some liberals believe the president could be removed from office, and there is a chance Hillary Clinton could still become president.

In a recent interview with NPR, Clinton herself raised the possibility of challenging the legitimacy of the 2016 election depending on the results of the investigation into Russia’s interference in the election.

“Would you completely rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election if we learn that the Russian interference in the election is even deeper than we know now?” NPR’s Terry Gross asked.

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