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LOL. Also, true.

Theresa May may go bye-bye.

If her Brexit bill passes, that is...

Sad!

The Robert Mueller fetishization cottage industry is collapsing. Russia conspiracy theorists are frantically tweetstorming as though their lives—or livelihoods—depend on it. And across liberal America, cable-news obsessives and keyboard warriors who have spent years waiting for investigators to produce a presidency-ending bombshell are in a state of open mourning.

Idiots.

Don't f*** with Cocaine Mitch.

Posted here for your schadenfreude pleasure.

Your daily dose of dark humor...

I decided to get a screenshot in case this Chinese state journalist realizes how hilariously wrong the tweet is. This message illustrates the incomprehensibly wide worldview difference between Communist China and the free Western world.

Twitter screenshot.

The answer to Hu Xijin's question is "yes." American professors do advocate communism and attack the U.S.'s electoral system. Many have demanded the abolition of the Electoral College. As for Xu Xijin, this journalist is the Editor in Chief of the Global Times, an official Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece.

While American media outlets like The New York Times often do repeat far-left pablum supporting the Democratic Party, journalists in America are free to criticize the government and even America's political system without censure.

Would that Chinese journalists were also free to do so.

They've got him dead to rights now.

US Embassy pressed Ukraine to drop probe of George Soros group during 2016 election.

BOMBSHELL:

The focus on AntAC — whose youthful street activists famously wore “Ukraine F*&k Corruption” T-shirts — was part of a larger probe by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office into whether $4.4 million in U.S. funds to fight corruption inside the former Soviet republic had been improperly diverted.

More:

Yuri Lutsenko, widely regarded as a hero in the West for spending two years in prison after fighting Russian aggression in his country, was named prosecutor general and invited to meet new U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

Lutsenko told me he was stunned when the ambassador “gave me a list of people whom we should not prosecute.” The list included a founder of the AntAC group and two members of Parliament who vocally supported the group’s anti-corruption reform agenda, according to a source directly familiar with the meeting.

It turns out the group that Ukrainian law enforcement was probing was co-funded by the Obama administration and liberal mega-donor George Soros. And it was collaborating with the FBI agents investigating then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s business activities with pro-Russian figures in Ukraine.

The implied message to Ukraine’s prosecutors was clear: Don’t target AntAC in the middle of an America presidential election in which Soros was backing Hillary Clinton to succeed another Soros favorite, Barack Obama, Ukrainian officials said.

“We ran right into a buzzsaw and we got bloodied,” a senior Ukrainian official told me.

If this is true, then it looks exactly as though the Obama Administration was providing cover to a Soros-backed group that was working to undermine the Ukrainian government. This, in the aftermath of Russia's ongoing war to annex eastern Ukraine, and its illegal occupation and annexation of Ukraine's strategic Crimean Peninsula.

Can you say collusion?

I knew you could.

This thing stinks to high heaven.

The Chicago Tribune weighs in on Jussie Smolett:

Indefensible: With no good explanation, prosecutors give Jussie Smollett a pass

It began as an alleged hate crime committed against TV actor Jussie Smollett on a downtown Chicago street at 2 a.m. It then careened into charges that Smollett staged the attack to benefit his career. And now this:

After State’s Attorney Kim Foxx makes errors of judgment that lead her to recuse herself, after Chicago detectives expend thousands of man hours doing meticulous work, after police Superintendent Eddie Johnson excoriates Smollett publicly for dragging the city’s name through the mud, after Foxx’s prosecutors take the case before a grand jury, after the grand jurors indict Smollett on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct … after all that, Cook County prosecutors shock Chicagoans and the rest of the country on Tuesday with news that they’re dropping all charges against Smollett.

It’s an indefensible decision, a deal hashed out in secret, with — this is outrageous — Smollett not even required to take ownership of his apparent hoax. Not even required to apologize for allegedly exploiting hate crime laws. And not even required to reimburse Chicago taxpayers for the enormous cost of this investigation.

Chicagoans, Americans for that matter, will doubtless feel bamboozled by Foxx’s office, and used by Smollett. “This is a whitewash of justice,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters, with Johnson at his side.

Foxx has put Chicago in a real fix, and Emanuel knows it. To reopen the case at the federal level would lead to even more racial divide than Chicago, and the country, already have -- a divide that Smollett's hoax has only exacerbated. But to let such a brazen act of grand-jury nullification by Foxx's office simply stand with no pushback sets a horrible example and will only lead to the further politicization of law enforcement, especially where "social justice" is concerned. This is what happens when you start citing a "higher morality" when it comes to the plain meaning of the law: you have no law at all.

Follow Skeletor's positive example in all things.