When he first applied to join the CIA, and received his polygraph test, [Brennan] was asked this standard question: “Have you ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the US?” … Brennan said: “I froze…. This was back in 1980, and I thought back to a previous election where I voted, and I voted for the Communist Party candidate.” … Brennan called his support of the Communist Party a mere “indiscretion …” (CIA Director John Brennan Proudly Acknowledges That He Once Voted for a Communist)
Back in the day, “indiscretions” like Brennan’s would have labeled him as a potential security risk, not a future CIA director. But he is not the only questionable character in the lengthy list of unemployed dramatis personae brought to the Deep State by the nefarious Barack Obama.
Out of power, these aging radicals can’t help themselves. They had their shot to stop Trump, they failed, and now they are furious. The adolescent coup talk grows more feverish with each passing day. We have a former CIA director calling for the overthrow of a duly elected president, a former attorney general (Eric Holder) calling for a “knife fight,” a Senate minority leader speaking ominously about what the intelligence community might do to Trump (“they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer has said), and assorted former FBI and CIA officials cheering for a coup, such as CNN’s Phil Mudd who says, “You’ve been around for 13 months. We’ve been around since 1908. I know how this game is going to be played. We’re going to win.”
[…] What an amazing collection of entitled creeps, who long ago convinced themselves that the “rule of law” is identical to what they see as their sacred right to exercise power in any way they see fit. (John Brennan’s Thwarted Coup)
Taken as a whole, these are lunatic fringe seditionists whom sanity suggests should be removed from government and safely transported to the nearest detention facility.
Meanwhile, back at the trough, Congress has passed and President Trump has signed a $1.3 trillion dollar spending bill. If you laid dollar bills end to end, it would take slightly fewer than five billion of ’em to get to the moon and back. The length of 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) one dollar bills laid end-to-end measures 96,906,656 miles. This would exceed the distance from the earth to the sun (via Grasping Large Numbers). If you’d spent a million buckeroonies a day since Jesus was born, you wouldn’t have burned through a trillion yet (via demonocracy.info).
“There are a lot of things I’m unhappy about in this bill…But I say to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again. I’m not going to do it again.” — Donald Trump
Besides containing funding for Planned Parenthood, funding for sanctuary cities and funding for gun control research, the patently horrific $1.3 trillion omnibus bill passed by the GOP-led House and Senate this week also contains a salary boost for America’s least finest, according to the Washington Free Beacon:
The Senate increased its total salaries of officers and employees by $12.6 million in the 2,232-page bill that lawmakers had fewer than 48 hours to read and vote on. … Salaries of staffers in the Senate are also set for an increase. Division I of the legislation breaks down the total salaries of officers and employees, which are being raised from $182 million in 2017 to $194.8 million in the final bill, an increase of $12.58 million. The Senate also increased its expense account, as expense allowances are going from $177,000 to $192,000, an increase of $15,000.
Led by lifelong RINO hack Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate basically just used our money to reward itself for not doing its job. (BUSTED: McConnell Used $1.3 Trillion Omnibus To Gift Him And His Cronies With DESPICABLE Presents)
2,232 pages in a bill that not one Congressional wastrel even bothered to read before approving it less than 24 hours its introduction.