Tuesday's HOT MIC
I.O.C. to Russia: "Nyet."
Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound. Any athletes from Russia who receive special dispensation to compete will do so as individuals wearing a neutral uniform, and the official record books will forever show that Russia won zero medals.
That was the punishment issued Tuesday to the proud sports juggernaut that has long used the Olympics as a show of global force but was exposed for systematic doping in previously unfathomable ways. The International Olympic Committee, after completing its own prolonged investigations that reiterated what had been known for more than a year, handed Russia penalties for doping so severe they were without precedent in Olympics history.
Longtime Olympic fans might say that this punishment has been warranted for at least forty years. Going back to the Soviet days the rumors and appearances of rampant doping were plentiful.
It's nice to see that the door has been left open for the possibility that some Russians can compete. It has to be devastating to have devoted one's entire life to that point to a solitary pursuit, only to have the pinnacle of that taken away because of the actions of others.
I dunno... aside from the vulgarity (and watch that soon disappear from popular entertainment in the tidal wave of social justice), I thought it was kinda funny. You really can have anything you want to eat in Ireland, as long as it's potatoes, or comes as a side dish to mash, roast potatoes, new potatoes or just plain old potatoes. Yum!
The thing about the dogs is also partly true. Thank God we are a nation of cat-haters....
On Hannity last night, investigative reporter Sara Carter discussed what she's been hearing from her sources about the tainted Mueller investigation.
Apparently, the anti-Trump bias of demoted FBI agent Strzok only scratches the surface.
"I'm hearing rumors all over the place, Sara Carter," Hannity remarked. "There are other anti-Trump texts and emails out there."
Carter said that parts of the IG report from its ongoing investigation of the DOJ and FBI are expected to come out at the end of December and the rest after the first of the year.
"I think we're going to be stunned at what they uncover," she said.
The stage is being set for President Trump to appoint a special counsel to investigate the abuses of the Obama-era Justice Department and FBI and counter Special Counsel Mueller's witch hunt.
This was unthinkable only one week ago, but in the wake of the most recent bombshell revelations casting doubt on the impartiality of Mueller's "investigation," calls for another special counsel and/or for Mueller to step down are getting louder and are being taken seriously.
Do it Mr. President.
Things are a little dicey here in SoCal today:
The Santa Ana winds are here for most of the week too, which isn't going to help any of this. Just saw the news of these fires late last night, and I could already smell them when I woke up this morning, even though I'm not very close to either.