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Kunstler: Nemesis Rising

Public Policy

Where are Clintons, these dog days of summer? The Hamptons? Salty, sunny Martha’s Vineyard? Under a rock somewhere in the Chappaqua woods? Fate is turning in more than one uncomfortable way for the once-charmed couple of Boomerdom.

There is, of course, the freshly re-issued Jeffrey Epstein underage sex scandal, come ‘round again with a vengeance this time because there are fewer Clinton partisans left in the Department of Justice where the matter has festered for decades like a fistula slowly seeping its rot through the body politic. The vengeance emanates from the Clinton’s nemesis, the uppity Golden Golem of Greatness who dared to “steal” Hillary’s place in the Oval Office (and history). To put it plainly, Mr. Trump had enough of the two-year-plus persecution he endured from the Clinton-inspired Mueller investigation into the Clinton-propagated Russia Collusion flim-flam. And having patiently survived this audacious, seditious effrontery, is now out to squash the Clintons like a pair of palmetto bugs.

At this fraught hour of a frightful age, one turns to a metaphysical contemplation of these two Clintons, Hill-and-Bill, and just what it is that they represented in our national life these many years. Mainly, what I wonder is just how much power and influence they exerted behind-the-scenes in Washington since their exit from the White House in 2001. For example, starting with the most recent shenanigans, the curious composition of Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel team, spiked with obvious Clinton insiders such as Andrew Weissmann, present at HRC’s aborted victory party on election night 2016, Jeannie Rhee, a lawyer for the Clinton Foundation, and several other former Obama-era DOJ staffers. How did that happen? How did Mr. Mueller get away with that?

One obvious answer: the media titans ignored it. This leads the casual observer to ask; how did it work that revered pillars of The News, like The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC, CBS, and so many others became captives of the Clinton narrative? What is the reality there? Probably not so much that the Clinton’s actually control persons and agencies, but that they are figurehead monarchs of the bureaucratic monster called the Deep State; and that this Deep State has been doing everything possible to preserve its increasingly corrupt perquisites against the call to dismantle them — a.k.a. “draining the Swamp.”

Can there be any shred of doubt left in this land that if anyone “colluded” with Russians to interfere in the 2016 election it was the Clinton Campaign’s Fusion GPS disinformation unit, which assembled The Narrative, with the assistance of CIA Director John Brennan, and peddled it to the willfully credulous FBI led by James Comey and the news media. We won’t rehash any more of this excruciatingly complex criminal project, except to note that it is now unraveling with equally painful blowback to the people responsible, including Hillary Rodham Clinton who may be liable for a heap of felony charges in the matter.

All of that nasty business may redound to the various intrigues emanating from HRC’s years as Secretary of State, namely the fantastic hoovering up of hundreds of millions of dollars by the Clinton Foundation from foreign parties doing business with the State Department, including the Russian Federation. How did all that indecency slip through the cracks? Once again, the media ignored it because it would not advance their interests in gender and identity politics to investigate the avatar of the party promoting those crusades. And because the Obama Justice Department under Loretta Lynch deliberately looked the other way for similar reasons.

And now there is the Epstein matter, which threatens not only former president Bill Clinton, but a cosmos of political, financial, and entertainment “stars” in countless ugly incidents that involve a kind of personal corruption that has no political context but says an awful lot about the obliteration of moral and ethical boundaries by the people who ended up running things in this fretful moment of US history. President Clinton has already kicked off this debacle by lying to the media about the number of rides he took on Mr. Epstein’s notorious airplane.

I voted for Bill Clinton twice. When they came up from the backwater of Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1992, they seemed like the fresh, bright antidote to twelve years of fusty Reaganism with the GHW Bush moldy cherry-on-top. Governor Bill, so glib and charming. Tall and catnip to the ladies, too! And almost immediately he was in deep shit over that part of his act, but he wiggled through it all with the aid of his perky, stalwart wife and partner, who defended him sedulously on nationwide TV. (America had never even heard about her misadventures on the Watergate Committee, where, age 27, she gained a reputation for being less than honest.) And that was followed by the first instance of Hillary moneygrubbing when she turned a few thousand bucks into a six-figure bonanza almost overnight in a wired commodities trade.

After all that bother they mostly minded their manners in the White House until Bill got all sexed up by Miss Lewinsky, and they managed to slip through that fiasco without penalty. It was really in the years following — after they left the White House copping some historic GI furnishings, and got caught doing it — that they put together their fabulous empire of grift known as the Clinton Foundation, with its do-good cover act called the Clinton Global Initiative. Curiously now, we learn that Bill was pretending to be on various world-saving missions during many of those trips he took on the Epstein Travel Service plane. We’ll see how that pans out going forward.

When all is said and done, the official business of going forward with these various scandals and their unwindings may prove to be the most nauseating and destabilizing period in our nation’s history. Nemesis is rising.


Kunstler



285 Comments on "Kunstler: Nemesis Rising"

  1. Davy on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 6:33 am 

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  2. ID theft on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 6:38 am 

    Davy on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 6:33 am

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  3. Davy on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 6:39 am 

    Bloomberg might not be the most reliable source in the world, but it sure beats the heck out of zero hedge.

    What any of my morning copy and pastes have to do with the articuls up for discussion? I have no clue.

  4. Davy on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 6:43 am 

    “Study: Fossil fuels are far less efficient than previously thought”
    https://tinyurl.com/y3fnkjct renewable energy world

    “Fossil fuels, long regarded for their high-energy return on investment, are not as efficient as once thought. In fact, their final yields are not much better than those of renewable options, according to a new study. Oil, coal and natural gas have generally returned energy at a ratio of 25:1, meaning that for every barrel of oil used in production, 25 barrels have been made. But that measurement, called energy return on investment (EROI), has traditionally been taken when fossil fuels are removed from the ground, and fails to account for energy used during the refining process. When the refining process is accounted for, EROI drops to about 6:1, according to a new University of Leeds study. That’s comparable to the EROI for solar. “The transition from fossil fuels to renewables actually might not be as bad as people thought,” said Paul Brockway, a co-author of the study. Data for the study came from International Energy Agency and Exiobase. Over the 16-year period of the study (1995-2011), the average energy return on investment for fossil fuels at the finished stage declined by 23%.”

  5. ID theft on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 6:44 am 

    Davy on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 6:39 am

    Bloomberg might not be the most reliable source in the world, but it sure beats the heck out of zero hedge.

    What any of my morning copy and pastes have to do with the articuls up for discussion? I have no clue.

  6. Davy on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 6:48 am 

    Oops, sorry everyone. I forgot. We were discussing the article above about how badly screwed up my country is.

  7. ID theft on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 6:50 am 

    Davy on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 6:48 am

    Oops, sorry everyone. I forgot. We were discussing the article above about how badly screwed up my country is.

  8. I approve this message on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 7:52 am 

    Davy,

    When will you learn that you can’t Humper Pumper #9 your way through life.

  9. CloggiKike on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 7:57 am 

    CloggiKike-

    Based on your previous posts, you hate T. Friedman.

    Now you are quoting from the source you despise?

    Translation: You have ZERO credibility.

  10. More Davy Sock Puppetry on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 9:56 am 

    CloggiKike on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 7:57 am

  11. JuanP on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 10:51 am 

    Mueller, ‘Meddling’, & The Routing Of The RussiaGate Narrative

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    by Tyler Durden
    Mon, 07/22/2019 – 11:15
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    Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com,

    What Goes Around
    Just how dead is the RussiaGate story – and how brain-dead are the House Democratic Committee chairmen, Nadler (Judiciary Committee) and Schiff (Intelligence Committee) to haul RussiaGate’s front-man, Robert Mueller back into the spotlight where the next thing to roll over and die will be Mr. Mueller’s evanescent reputation? The entrapment operation that was the Special Counsel’s covert mission has turned out to be Mr. Mueller own personal booby-trap, prompting the question: is it possible that he’s just not very bright?

    Eurasia Group Is Watching Huawei Closely
    Though Mr. Mueller’s final report asserted that the Russian government interfered in “a sweeping and systemic fashion” to influence the 2016 election, the 450-page great tome contains zero evidence to support that claim, and the discrepancy was actually noticed by federal judge Dabney Friedrich who is presiding over the case against the alleged Russian Facebook trolls that was one of the two tent-poles in the RussiaGate fantasy. The case is now blowing up in Robert Mueller’s face.
    In early 2018, Mr. Mueller sold a DC grand jury on producing indictments against a Russian outfit called the Internet Research Agency and its parent company Concord Management, owned by Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin for the so-called election meddling. The indictment was celebrated as a huge coup at the time by the likes of CNN and The New York Times, styled as a silver bullet in the heart of the Trump presidency. But the indicted parties were all in Russia, and could not be extradited, and there was zero expectation that any actual trial would ever take place — leaving Mueller & Co. off-the-hook for proving their allegations.
    To the great surprise of Mr. Mueller and his “team,” Mr. Prigozhin hired some American lawyers to defend his company in court. Smooth move. It automatically triggered the discovery process, by which the accused is entitled to see the evidence that prosecutors hold. It turned out that Mr. Mueller’s team had no evidence that the Russian government was involved with the Facebook pranks. This annoyed Judge Friedrich, who ordered Mr. Mueller and his lawyers to desist making public statements about Concord and IRA’s alleged “sweeping and systemic” collusion with Russia, and threatened legal sanctions if they did.
    Judge Friedrich’s rulings were unsealed in early July, after Messers Nadler and Schiff had already scheduled Mr. Mueller’s testimony before their committees. And now they’re stuck with him. The only purpose of his appearance was to repeat and reinforce the narrative that the Russian government interfered in the election, which he is now forbidden to do, at least in connection to the Concord and IRA’s activities. But the other tentpole of the two-year-plus inquisition has also collapsed: the allegation that Russian intel hacked the DNC servers. It’s now a matter of public record that the DNC servers were never examined by federal officials. They were purportedly scrutinized by a DNC contractor called CrowdStrike, co-founded by Russian Dimitri Alperovitch, an adversary of Vladimir Putin, active in US-based anti-Putin lobbying and PR. CrowdStrike’s “draft” report on their review of the server was laughably incomplete, and the Mueller team’s lawyers took no steps to validate it.
    It would be interesting to hear Robert Mueller’s explanation for how come US computer forensic experts were never dispatched to take possession of the DNC servers. Surely a ranking member on either House committee would have to ask him that, along with many other embarrassing questions about the stupendously sloppy and disingenuous work of the Special Counsel’s team. It was only one glaring omission among many.
    The whole affair now takes on tragic contours of Shakespearean dimensions. The Attorney General, Mr. Barr, is said to be an “old friend” of Mr. Mueller. They clashed pretty publicly after the release of Mr. Mueller’s long-awaited final report. Mr. Barr must at least be dismayed by the bad faith and deliberate deceit in his old friend’s final report, and he really has to do something about it. The entire Mueller episode smacks of prosecutorial misconduct. In retrospect, it can only be explained as a desperate act undertaken by foolishly overconfident political activists.

    If Mr. Mueller thought he was being enlisted to play an historically heroic role to help get rid of an elected president detested by the Establishment, then he made the blunder of a lifetime. It was not the first blunder of his long career, but it was the final and fatal one. It is not out of the question that Mr. Mueller himself may eventually be the one indicted and convicted of real crimes against the people of the United States.

  12. More Davy Identity Theft on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 11:13 am 

    JuanP on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 10:51 am

  13. JuanP on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 11:18 am 

    Comey Under DOJ Investigation For Misleading Trump While Targeting Him In FBI Probe

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    Mon, 07/22/2019 – 10:35
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    Former FBI Director James Comey has been under investigation for misleading President Trump – telling him in private that he wasn’t the target of an ongoing FBI probe, while refusing to admit to this in public.

    According to RealClearInvestigations’ Paul Sperry, “Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will file a report in September which contains evidence that Comey was misleading the president” while conducting an active investigation against him.
    Even as he repeatedly assured Trump that he was not a target, the former director was secretly trying to build a conspiracy case against the president, while at times acting as an investigative agent. -RCI
    According to two US officials familiar with Horowitz’s upcoming report on FBI misconduct, Comey was essentially “running a covert operation” against Trump – which began with a private “defensive briefing” shortly after the inauguration. RCI’s sources say that Horowitz has pored over text messages between the FBI’s former top-brass and other communications suggesting that Comey was in fact conducting a “counterintelligence assessment” of the president during their January 2017 meeting in New York.
    What’s more, Comey had an FBI agent in the White House who reported the activities of Trump and his aides, according to ‘other officials familiar with the matter.’
    The agent, Anthony Ferrante, who specialized in cyber crime, left the White House around the same time Comey was fired and soon joined a security consulting firm, where he contracted with BuzzFeed to lead the news site’s efforts to verify the Steele dossier, in connection with a defamation lawsuit. -RCI
    According to the report, Horowitz and his team have examined over 1 million documents and conducted over 100 interviews – including sit-downs with Comey and other current and former FBI and DOJ employees. “The period covering Comey’s activities is believed to run from early January 2017 to early May 2017, when Comey was fired and his deputy Andrew McCabe, as the acting FBI director, formally opened full counterintelligence and obstruction investigations of the president.”
    McCabe’s deputy, Lisa Page, appeared to dissemble last year when asked in closed-door testimony before the House Judiciary Committee if Comey and other FBI brass discussed opening an obstruction case against Trump prior to his firing in May 2017. Initially, she flatly denied it, swearing: “Obstruction of justice was not a topic of conversation during the time frame you have described.” But then, after conferring with her FBI-assigned lawyer, she announced: “I need to take back my prior statement.” Page later conceded that there could have been at least “discussions about potential criminal activity” involving the president. -RCI
    Comey coordination

    Sperry notes that Comey wasn’t working in isolation on the Trump effort. In particular, Horowitz has looked at the January 6, 2017 briefing on the infamous ‘Steele Dossier’ – a meeting which was used by BuzzFeed, CNN and others to legitimize reporting on the dossier’s salacious and unsubstantiated claims.
    Comey’s meeting with Trump took place one day after the FBI director met in the Oval Office with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to discuss how to brief Trump — a meeting attended by National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and National Intelligence Director James Clapper, who would soon go to work for CNN. -RCI
    While Comey claims in his book, “A Higher Loyalty” that he didn’t have “a counterintelligence case file open on [Trump],” former federal prosecutor and National Review columnist Andrew McCarthy notes that just because Trump’s name wasn’t on a formal file or surveillance warrant doesn’t mean that he wasn’t under investigation.
    “They were hoping to surveil him incidentally, and they were trying to make a case on him,” said McCarthy. “The real reason Comey did not want to repeat publicly the assurances he made to Trump privately is that these assurances were misleading. The FBI strung Trump along, telling him he was not a suspect while structuring the investigation in accordance with the reality that Trump was the main subject.”
    What’s more, the FBI couldn’t treat Trump as a suspect – formally, as they didn’t have the legal grounds to do so according to former FBI counterintelligence lawyer Mark Wauck. “They had no probable cause against Trump himself for ‘collusion’ or espionage,” he said, adding “They were scrambling to come up with anything to hang a hat on, but had found nothing.”

    What remains unclear is why Comey would take such extraordinary steps against a sitting president. The Mueller report concluded there was no basis for the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theories. Comey himself was an early skeptic of the Steele dossier — the opposition research memos paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign that were the road map of collusion theories – which he dismissed as “salacious and unverified.” -RCI
    According to House Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), Comey and the rest of the FBI’s top team (including Peter Strzok and Lisa Page) were attempting to “stop” Trump’s presidency for political reasons.
    “You have the culmination of the ultimate spying, where you have the FBI director spying on the president, taking notes [and] illegally leaking those notes of classified information” to the MSM, said Nunes in a recent interview.
    Read the rest of Sperry’s report here.

  14. More Davy Identity Theft on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 11:57 am 

    JuanP on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 11:18 am

  15. Davy on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 12:09 pm 

    This lame forum is now officially all about me!

    VICTORY!!

  16. ID theft on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 12:32 pm 

    Davy on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 12:09 pm

  17. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 1:04 pm 

    Kunt has totally gone off the rails..What about the clintons?

    Trump freaking got Epstein off before and was next door neighbors with him..

    He is a total old ignorant crank..

    This is why nobody shares Kunts work anymore on Reddit..He has become a laughing stock..

  18. FuckLifeKillEverthingLiving on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 1:29 pm 

    kunt is old now. His writings makes me think of someone with dementia and limited mental capacity because of old age. Same with Gail the actuary, she repeats the same thing over and over using the same graphics over and over/

  19. muhamaddelpedoalameriki-akafmr on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 3:25 pm 

    Big taco is a muzzie FGM NASTY lover and would not go back other side of Rio grande

  20. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 5:21 pm 

    Holocaust survivor says Trump’s America ‘feels like 1929 or 1930 Berlin’
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-us-holocaust-survivor-nazi-germany-berlin-stephen-jacobs-a8296956.html

    We must not forget the Holocaust and what the evil Nazi’s did..Its beyond nightmares..

  21. muhamaddelpedoalameriki-akafmr on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 5:38 pm 

    Mm big goat and big nazi diff sides of same coin

  22. Stupid on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 5:55 pm 

    “Holocaust survivor says Trump’s America ‘feels like 1929 or 1930 Berlin’”

  23. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 6:12 pm 

    Daily Mail reports: “ALIEN SHIP ON THE MOON APOLLO 8 OMG!!!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4B7WWkT9CQ

    turns out to be piece of tape….

  24. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 6:47 pm 

    Financial Times : Italy endorses the Belt and Road Initiative while Greece backs China. Europe needs unity but China has been successfully dividing European countries against each other.
    https://www.ft.com/content/97c6f9ba-8ce8-11e9-b8cb-26a9caa9d67b

    Europe has become useless on the world stage..

  25. makati1 on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 7:05 pm 

    Well, maybe useless to the dying empire, but not useless to the rest of the world. That is old news, MOB.

  26. Davy on Tue, 23rd Jul 2019 12:32 am 

    You can stay Slob. Out of all the enemies I made here I hate you the least.

    Great comment! Saved to my notes.

  27. Cloggie on Tue, 23rd Jul 2019 12:45 am 

    “Financial Times : Italy endorses the Belt and Road Initiative while Greece backs China. Europe needs unity but China has been successfully dividing European countries against each other.”

    As the US is committing white suicide and turning into a third world country, and dragging the UK with it…

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7274237/Boris-Johnson-urge-warring-party-unite-fractious-leadership-campaign.html

    …Europe is making a U-turn towards Eurasia, where the future is.

    The coming new world leaders centered around the New Silk Road (Chinese map and Chinese vision):

    https://documents1940.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/iron-silk-road.jpg

    The future is to proud IQ100 mono-racial states with a long history, not mongrel third world shit-holes.

    Mind the step on your way out, floppy.

  28. Cloggie on Tue, 23rd Jul 2019 1:03 am 

    The truth slowly sinks in with the British:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7274533/Royal-Navy-ordered-one-carrier-four-patrol-vessels-five-subs-frigate-TEN-YEARS.html

    Scroll down for an infographic about the declining state of the UK Navy. They even call their subs “dreadnaughts”, oh the yearning for Anglo glory (at continental European cost)!!

    But… the 19th century is now really over, folks.

    Except, Britain and Europe are enemies again. Expect new animosity, economic warfare, blockades, arms race, providing a splendid opportunity to further European integration and EU army. Britain will become the US 51st state, realizing Orwell’s Oceania vision.

    EU, Russia and China will withdraw from US tool UN and set up a new world organization in the middle of Eurasia. Empire is over, multipolar world is next.

  29. Davy on Tue, 23rd Jul 2019 1:20 am 

    Go to bed cloggo. We don’t want you posting your opinions on my lame obscure unmoderated American forum anymore.

    dumbass

  30. ID theft on Tue, 23rd Jul 2019 4:19 am 

    Davy on Tue, 23rd Jul 2019 12:32 am

    You can stay Slob. Out of all the enemies I made here I hate you the least.

    Great comment! Saved to my notes.

  31. ID theft on Tue, 23rd Jul 2019 4:20 am 

    Davy on Tue, 23rd Jul 2019 1:20 am

    Go to bed cloggo. We don’t want you posting your opinions on my lame obscure unmoderated American forum anymore.

    dumbass

  32. I AM THE MOB on Tue, 23rd Jul 2019 4:34 am 

    Clogg

    Don’t believe everything you read..And your picture doesn’t prove anything..

    China is headed for bankruptcy and Europe is now a lame duck..

  33. I AM THE MOB on Tue, 23rd Jul 2019 4:36 am 

    Eight EU nations agree migrants deal, France says

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49077811

    Keep em coming!

    https://imgur.com/a/z7GHKux

  34. I AM THE MOB on Tue, 23rd Jul 2019 6:56 am 

    South Korea says it fired warning shot at Russian military aircraft that violated airspace

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft/south-korea-says-it-fired-warning-shot-at-russian-military-aircraft-that-violated-airspace-idUSKCN1UI072

    mother russia has turned into public enemy number one

  35. Cloggie on Tue, 23rd Jul 2019 1:03 pm 

    “Keep em coming!”

    Darkies, a weapon of the kikes against gullible whites. Fortunately, their US home base will crash long before Europe will, as the Meditairenean is wider than the Rio Grande.

    “mother russia has turned into public enemy number one”

    Absolutely! For international jewry that is.

    https://images.app.goo.gl/7ajawA1YjmjMcKk68

    LOL. Hit ‘m hard, Vlad!

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