BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon, Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Featuring what once may have been The Official Attorney of the Berserk Bobcat Saloon (TOABBS), White Mamba, Esq., had BZ been able to navigate himself around Skype and place White Mamba on the air from his phone call. Techno Luddite? Table for one, please?

Harumph.

My thanks to the SHR Media Network for allowing me to broadcast in their studio and over their air twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as appear on the Sack Heads Radio Show™ each Wednesday evening.

Tonight in the Saloon:

  • We bid farewell to actor Powers Boothe via Curly Bill Brocius;
  • Once again BZ must be Semper Gumby, nothing survives a first plan;
  • Sack Heads Shaun may have contracted Marburg whilst donating time as a doctor;
  • The Clintons say: “I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE”;
  • Jay Sekulow: Did the media create the story about Trump revealing classified material to the Russians?
  • Washington Post: anyone can call a reporter and state anything at all and, if it’s against Trump, it will be believed and reported immediately despite no attributions;
  • Demorats still cannot wrap their heads around the fact that November 9th occurred;
  • Keep your friends close and your enemies closer;
  • Send a message: leakers in the Trump administration must do serious prison time;
  • James Comey memo claims Trump asked him to back off the Flynn investigation; why now and where is the evidence?
  • Don’t forget to attend the FREEDOM FEST in Las Vegas, July 19 – 22!
  • Everyone on the Left is yelling “impeach impeach impeach impeach Trump!”
  • News about the news is news, according to the news;
  • Any more, it’s all about process and nothing about running the government;
  • It’s now Alice through the Looking Glass, an alternate reality;
  • CNN: impeach impeach impeach;
  • Was Rand Paul surveilled by the Obama administration?
  • Justice Scalia thought that the court was being surveilled by Obama;
  • Trust me; every FBI agent today is thankful they’re not at the WMFO;
  • Bill O’Reilly back on the Glenn Beck show?
  • Fake Law: Neal Katyal says if Trump states that “Islam is peace,” then he can have his travel ban;
  • Did Seth Rich contact Wikileaks before his death?
  • Rand Paul vs Morning Joe;
  • Rich, Wikileaks, McCain, MI5, what is the connection or common thread?
  • ACLU lawyer: travel ban could be constitutional if enacted under Hillary;
  • Fake Law is now becoming the norm thanks to Leftists judges;
  • What if we open a Constitutional Convention? Are we to the point that we must?
  • Let’s not forget: PAT DOLLARD will be here on Thursday for The Aftermath!

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As ever, thank you so kindly for listening, commenting, and interacting in the chat room or listening via podcast. My apologies for not monitoring the chatroom because the second screen wasn’t working yet; it will next week.

Don’t forget: PAT DOLLARD on The Aftermath this Thursday!

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BZ

 

Say “uncle” and you’ll get your way, Trump

This is now, quite apparently, what we’ve come down to in the United States.

We all know about Fake News courtesy of Leftist “journalistas.” There is now, courtesy of Leftist judges and attorneys, Fake Law.

I can’t believe I’m reading the article correctly but, sadly, I am indeed. From Breitbart.com:

Neal Katyal at 9th Circuit: If Trump Says ‘Islam Is Peace’ He Can Have a Travel Ban

by Ian Mason

Neal Katyal made oral arguments for maintaining the injunction against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning migrants from certain Muslim-majority countries Monday before the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

“He could say, like President Bush did right after September 11th, ‘The face of Terror is not the true face of Islam, that’s not what Islam is about, Islam is Peace.’ Instead, we get ‘Islam hates us’,” Katyal told the bench, answering Clinton-appointed Judge Richard Paez’s question on what, if anything, Trump could do to make the executive order acceptable.

Really? All President Trump has to do, according to Katyal, is cry “uncle” and all is forgiven? Really?

Katyal, former President Barack Obama’s one-time acting Solicitor General, has taken on the representation of the plaintiffs who stopped the executive order’s implementation in March when a federal court in Hawaii ruled in their favor. The Justice Department has appealed the case to the Ninth Circuit, seeking to vacate that injunction.

Do you believe Katyal will actually relent and back off the lawsuit if President Trump but says the “magic words”?

Me neither.

The most controversial element of Obama-appointed district court Judge Derrick Watson’s ruling was its justification of the injunction based not on the text or effect of the executive order, but on statements President Trump made during the 2016 campaign.

Precisely. Fake Law. Predicated not upon the documents in front of the court, but on mostly everything but.

According to that ruling, speaking about a “Muslim ban” and speaking negatively about the religion’s relationship with the West meant that the plaintiffs had a high enough likelihood of proving a violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause to block the order. This is true even though the actual order does not take any action based on people being Muslim because, “[A] reasonable, objective observer—enlightened by the specific historical context, contemporaneous public statements, and specific sequence of events leading to its issuance—would conclude that the Executive Order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion[.]”

Meaning, again, that the issue was not what was immured on paper but what was said in the ether and not supported by paper. A logical question was then asked.

The argumentation led naturally to the question of what, if anything, could be done to save such a facially neutral order. “Does that mean that the President is forever barred from issuing an executive order along these lines?” Judge Paez asked Katyal. “What does he have to do to issue an executive order that, in your view, might pass constitutional muster?”

What indeed? Twenty-three Hail Marys? Genuflect towards Mecca? Tap a wrist? Provide evidence of stigmata?

Trump might gain more power to issue executive order if he “disavows,” Katyal argued. “One example would be what Judge Hawkins said about disavowing formally the stuff before.”

You can’t make this stuff up. But wait, there’s more. Let’s just excise whatever unappetizing elements actually exist within Islam, shall we?

In addition to suggesting Trump could save his order by telling the country “Islam is peace,” Katyal also recommended removing references, in the text of the order, to the unsavory elements of Islamic society. “It could eliminate the text which refers to honor killings,” he told the court.

Of course. Let’s just eliminate those niggling little female genital mutilation issues, the misogynist issues, the beheading issues, the Borg issues, the bacha bazi issues, the pedophilia of Islam, the internal combustion of Islam.

By the way, who is Neal Katyal? He’s the man who said this about Neil Gorsuch at Gorsuch’s hearing:

He’s also the man with the god-like endless CV. Superbly humble.

Katyal is the recipient of the very highest award given to a civilian by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Edmund Randolph Award, which the Attorney General presented to him in 2011. The Chief Justice of the United States appointed him in 2011 to the Advisory Committee on Federal Appellate Rules, and again in 2014. Additionally, he was named as One of the 40 Most Influential Lawyers of the Last Decade Nationwide by National Law Journal (2010); One of the 90 Greatest Washington Lawyers Over the Last 30 Years by Legal Times (2008); Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers USA (2006); Runner-Up for Lawyer of the Year by National Law Journal (2006); One of the Top 50 Litigators Nationwide 45 Years Old or Younger by American Lawyer (2007); and one of the top 500 lawyers in the country by LawDragon Magazine for each of the last ten years. He also won the National Law Journal’s pro bono award.

And there you have it. The insanity gene.

BZ

 

Did Seth Rich contact Wikileaks before his death?

And if so, because he was a DNC staffer, does this have anything whatsoever to do with Rich’s July 11th, 2016 shooting death?

Was Seth Rich actually home as the family says, inside the apartment, or was he outside? Where was he shot?

This rather startling story, from Fox5DC.com:

Family’s private investigator: There is evidence Seth Rich had contact with WikiLeaks prior to death

by Marina Maracco

– It has been almost a year since Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered in the nation’s capital. There have been no solid answers about why he was killed until now.

Rich was shot and killed last July in Northwest D.C and police have suggested the killing in the District’s Bloomingdale neighborhood was a botched robbery. However, online conspiracy theories have tied the murder to Rich’s work at the DNC.

Certainly, DC has its share of crime — not nearly like that of Chicago, however. Still and all, the timing was what many would term suspicious, though the DC Metro Police concluded that Rich was involved in a robbery that took his life.

Just two months shy of the one-year anniversary of Rich’s death, FOX 5 has learned there is new information that could prove these theorists right.

Is there a “there” there?

Rod Wheeler, a private investigator hired by the Rich family, suggests there is tangible evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was communicating with WikiLeaks prior to his death.

Now, questions have been raised on why D.C. police, the lead agency on this murder investigation for the past ten months, have insisted this was a robbery gone bad when there appears to be no evidence to suggest that.

Not having the investigatory report in my hands I cannot personally draw that conclusion. However, I do know that DC Metro does not have the most sterling reputation for immutable investigations on the east coast, as witness the rather shabby handling of the Charnice Milton case, daughter of my fellow broadcaster Ken McClenton, following her murder in 2015.

Wheeler, a former D.C. police homicide detective, is running a parallel investigation into Rich’s murder. Wheeler said he believes there is a cover-up and the police department has been told to back down from the investigation.

“The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” said Wheeler. “They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”

There is one way to find out. Access the laptop.

When we asked Wheeler if his sources have told him there is information that links Rich to Wikileaks, he said, “Absolutely. Yeah. That’s confirmed.”

Is that the reason neither agency will confirm or deny possession of the laptop and, further, will not release it? Moreover, just how does Wheeler know anything about the allegation of the involvement of Wikileaks?

Wheeler also told us, “I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you.’ Now, that is highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC and that is the information that will come out [Tuesday].

Will something breaking occur on Tuesday?

Apparently something did. This from the WashingtonExaminer.com:

Murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich had sent 44,000 internal emails to WikiLeaks: Report

by Kyle Feldscher

The Democratic National Committee staffer shot and killed in Washington, D.C., last summer leaked more than 44,000 emails to WikiLeaks before his death, according to a report.

The Fox News report implies that Seth Rich may have been the one who leaked information about the DNC to WikiLeaks that showed, among other things, that the DNC favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary. While it’s not clear, the report does note that WikiLeaks posted that information just 12 days after Rich was killed.

However, U.S. intelligence officials believe Russia hacked into the DNC and allowed that information to be sent to WikiLeaks.

The report states federal law enforcement investigators found 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments between DNC leaders from January 2015 to May 2016 were sent by Rich to Gavin MacFayden, an American reporter and WikiLeaks director based in London who is now deceased. That information was found in a FBI forensic report on Rich’s computer done within days of his murder.

If any of this is true, that a person was murdered for leaking information, DC will be torn apart.

BZ

P.S.

57 minutes after this revelation, the Washington Post reveals leaked information about classified information. Co-inky-dink? Wag the WaPo?

 

Hillary out to enrich the Clintons once more

How clever and how craven, simultaneously.

From NTKNetwork.com:

Hillary Clinton Launches Unlimited ‘Dark Money’ Group

Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton officially launched a new organization on Monday, “Onward Together,” with the stated goal of “advancing the vision that earned nearly 66 million votes in the last election.” Put more bluntly, the group’s mission is to advance Clinton’s agenda, which was unable to defeat Donald Trump.

The devil’s usually in the details, is it not? The detail that is smashed to the bottom in fine print is this.

Contributions or gifts to Onward Together, a 501(c)(4) organization, are not tax deductible as charitable contributions or as business deductions.

Translated: you can’t write that off and we take all the profit, thank you very much, you ignorant dupes, you useful tools. Because, after all, we deserve it and we are much smarter than you.

By listing itself as a 501(c)(4), Clinton is able to take so-called “dark money,” or money from donors who legally do not have to be disclosed, in unlimited amounts.

Anyone remember this, below? Of course you don’t. Just what Hillary Clinton is counting on.

Finally: just why would Hillary Clinton be doing this? Easy answer: because donations to the Clinton Foundation have been drying up terribly. And the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has closed down entirely.

The spice must flow!

BZ

 

Actor Powers Boothe passes at age 68

One of the classic character actors of our time, Powers Boothe, passed away Sunday morning in his sleep, of natural causes according to his publicist, at age 68 in Los Angeles.

In my opinion, he was an absolute joy to watch.

Mr Boothe received a 1980 Emmy for his portrayal of Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones. By the way, Boothe beat both Henry Fonda and Jason Robards that year for the award.

One of my most favorite portrayals of his was that of Cy Tolliver in the HBO series Deadwood, as well as his roles in Red Dawn and By Dawn’s Early Light.

In my estimation, he was a quite under-utilized actor who lacked a good agent.

You were way too young sir, way too young.

Sleep well. You will be missed.

BZ