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2018-01-20 13:13 by Karl Denninger
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 by tickerguy

This is a bald lie.

In every shutdown thus far, and this one as well, nobody has gone unpaid.  In fact they are paid to not work in that when the shutdown ends all pay for the period during which the shutdown took place is in fact paid, although the people who were furloughed did no work for it.

You should cheer such shutdowns because we are paying our military, civilian contractors and other federal employees to sit in a bar and get drunk.


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2018-01-20 12:35 by Karl Denninger
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What part of spending more than you take in by taxation is "needless"?  You're a lying sack of crap, that's why.

If you and the Democrats are both against deficit spending, and all spending bills must originate in the House, why do we have deficits?  You're a lying sack of crap, that's why.

You and the rest of the House and Senate just voted to renew FISA authority, and immediately thereafter you learned that it was abused during Obama's administration.  Why haven't you immediately filed a bill to repeal a law that you know was criminally abused?  You're a lying sack of crap, that's why.

If the Congress has to appropriate every penny spent before it is spent (the Constitution says so in Article 1, Section 9) explain why the so-called "automatic" spending in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security (along with debt payments) takes place when Congress has no legitimate budget, as is the case now?  Neither you, Treasury, or any other member of the House or Senate give a damn about the Constitution, that's why.  Yes, I know about the ADA -- which only through a belief that if you cut off Social Security and Medicare it would lead to immediate riots can possibly qualify as "national security related."

Where do you see an exception in Article 1, Section 9 for "essential" government functions?  There isn't one!  So why are the cops still on duty around your office -- never mind the Secret Service?  Because you're a lying sack of crap and don't care about the Constitution, that's why.

And that's for starters....

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2018-01-20 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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Nor is it just about Cliven Bundy.

The Daily Beast wrote in August 2016 about how this undercover FBI agent encouraged the jihadis. The Beast’s Katie Zavadski wrote: “Days before an ISIS sympathizer attacked a cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, he received a text from an undercover FBI agent. ‘Tear up Texas,’ the agent messaged Elton Simpson days before he opened fire at the Draw Muhammad event, according to an affidavit (pdf) filed in federal court Thursday.”

Let me remind you what this is about.  Pamela Geller among others were involved in a Draw the Pedophile "profit" contest.  A clear expression of one's 1st Amendment rights in the United States.

The FBI found out that some jihadis were unhappy about this.  Big shock.  But, in the process of finding that out and allegedly "investigating" they egged on the jihadis in their intent to attack the gathering.

You got that one folks?

Law enforcement encouraged a known jihadi to commit murder and then did not interdict the attack.

Private security stopped it when they opened fire at the checkpoint where private security was checking vehicles.  The FBI was nowhere to be found in interdicting the people they encouraged to commit an act of mass-murder.

Oh, and the Just-US department, which I remind you now is headed by Donald-****-you-*******-Trump, is trying to get the case dismissed, arguing that the US Government is immune from liability even when it breaks the law and encourages people to commit acts of mass-murder.

Well, if the government can do that with impunity then tell me once again why the citizens of this nation should not consider any federal agent or employee to have the intent to murder them, or solicit others to do so, in cold blood as soon as they see them?

Because that's exactly what it appears the FBI in fact did in this case.

Oh, and if that think that's new -- it's not.  What is Waco (or Ruby Ridge) for $100, Alex?

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