Friday Funny – The Day Collusion Died

From the Parody Project, an entertaining video that made me laugh just as much as the fantastic M4GW “climategate” video, done to the tune of Don McLean’s “American Pie”.

While some may not think it’s appropriate for WUWT, we do have a “politics” and “satire” category, and it is quite good, so enjoy.

My best advice? Share it to annoy your liberal friends, watch their heads explode when one of their favorite songs gets turned into a political satire piece.


Two long years ago the probe began and many thought that someday it would make them smile. And those who said it had no chance were scowled upon and seen askance so desperate was the hope to see a trial.

But February made them shiver as it came clear he’d not deliver. The news that they desired was not to be acquired. I know that many people cried when they read the news, it hurt their pride, so deeply in the pipe dream mired the day collusion died.

So bye, bye to the collusion lie, Russian Agents, Putin’s Puppet and a plot to deny. From each new event how the conjecture would fly. Can they let it go and just let it die? Let it go and just let it die.

We all know that he’s corrupt and his list of crimes is building up so I’ll just list them down below. While emoluments could’ve kicked the goal collusion was their chosen roll investigating all of it real slow.

Well, the Media then lost their mind as they blundered backward fully blind. Collusion became news, evidence not vital for clues. The other news stories all were then chucked while collusion filled every news truck But I knew they ran out of luck the day collusion died.

But they kept singing Bye, bye he’s a Russian ally Putin Puppet, Russian agent and a treasonous spy and every day, more wacky theories would fly. Time to let it go and just let it to die. Let it go and just let it die.

Now when Mueller issued his report the media could not contort it to save face though they did try. They lost all credibility. Embarrassed is what they should be, and the damage done they cannot deny.

They gave victory to the president, validation as if heaven sent. The courtroom was adjourned, no verdict was returned. And now when he screams about fake news he’ll be correct thanks to their ruse. The “Witch Hunt” he’ll rightfully accuse the day collusion died.

‘cause they were singing Bye, bye he’s a Russian ally Putin Puppet, Russian agent and a treasonous spy And every day, more crazy theories would fly time to let it go and just let it to die. let it go and just let it die.

I met a girl who sang the blues. She she asked me for some happy news. I offered but she just turned away. Those who followed actual facts instead of “liberal media” hacks would know that Mueller knew the only way.

He farmed out criminal indictments to seven districts, there’s excitement, all of them pardon-proof, not like the collusion spoof. So carefully he did anoint a prosecution starting point the outcome couldn’t disappoint the day collusion died.

Yet they’re still singing Bye, bye he’s a Russian ally Putin Puppet, Russian agent and a treasonous spy. The Russian hysteria was misplaced outcry. Time to let it go and just let it die. Let it go and just let it die.

So, bye, bye to the collusion lie, Collusion obsession-gave the press a black eye.
And if they persist the damage will amplify
Time to let it go and just let it die.

HISTORY OF THE SOURCE MATERIAL “American Pie” is a song by American singer and songwriter Don McLean. Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was the number-one US hit for four weeks in 1972 and also topped the charts in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

The repeatedly mentioned phrase “the day the music died” refers to the plane crash in 1959 that killed early rock and roll performers Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens. (The crash was not known by that name until after McLean’s song became a hit.) The meaning of the other lyrics has long been debated, and for decades, McLean declined to explain the symbolism behind the many characters and events mentioned.

However, the overall theme of the song is the loss of innocence of the early rock and roll generation as symbolized by the plane crash that claimed the lives of three of its heroes.

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109 thoughts on “Friday Funny – The Day Collusion Died

      • More so when you find it was written before he, or any of the general public, saw the film. Clever guy – all done with leaks and rumors.

    • A frequent poster at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog posted redone lyrics to Joni Mitchell’s “Clouds Illusions” song. ( “Gator” I think is the poster)

      Woes and blows to warmist scares
      Excise schemes now in cross hairs
      And weather claxons now despair
      I’ve looked at clouds that way

      We all know that they block the sun
      And rain and snowjobs on everyone
      So many frauds have been done
      But clouds got in their way

      We’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
      From cool and warm, and still somehow it’s
      Warmist delusions I recall
      They really don’t know clouds at all

      Loons and goons with feckless deals
      Are busy advancing their ideal
      And so their fairytales reveal
      We’ve heard them yack away

      But now it’s not supposed to snow
      So we’re laughing as they eat crow
      And polar bears, their numbers grow
      Their fairytales now all show.

      We’ve looked for signs of high tides now
      From near and far, and still no rise
      Somehow its still
      Warmist delusions we recall
      They really don’t know squat at all

      Tears and fears and feeling proud
      To say “It’s bullshit!” right out loud
      Dreams and schemes of circus clowns
      The crooks’ in disarray

      This now transcends just acting strange
      We shake our heads, they’re so deranged
      They’re data’s lost, still
      They make up more, it will ever change

      We’ve heard their crap, from their government grants
      From Ivory towers and brainwashed children all, its
      still somehow Mann’s delusions I recall
      He really doesn’t know clouds at all

      I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
      From up and down, and taxes they take
      Those warmists really are dirt balls.

      ( a couple of modifications by me)

  1. But watch how fast the bobble-heads went from ‘collusion, collusion, collusion’ to ‘obstruction, obstruction, obstruction’ – with, of course, the unspoken context of over two years of almost constant efforts at entrapment.

    Nice illustration, though, of how clean Trump really is, and how dirty Progressives really are.

    THAT’s the one thing the haters simply will not allow themselves to accept – steps on that warm-fuzzy self-image.

  2. “While some may not think it’s appropriate…” Just the watermelons and trolls think it’s inappropriate for WUWT to post political and satirical content, that’s my opinion anyway.

    Also, why do folks continue to call democrats ‘Liberals’? They ceased being liberal years ago.

    • Or ‘Progressives’ for that matter. There is nothing progressive about Democrats or Socialists (but I repeat myself).

      I’ve settled on calling them ‘Regressives’ because that is the upshot of any of their policies.

      • It was G K Chesterton who said many decades ago, “The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.”
        Nothing new under the sun!

        • Well, there’s Progressives and then there’s everybody else who they demand reverence from.

    • I was a sociology major in college back when profane rap lyrics were just bursting onto the scene – after a long period of increased permissiveness, I wondered what the next generation of youth would do to rebel – go tight-assed Puritan?

      Well, they did – they just didn’t go the Christianity route – they simply redirected the control-freak tight-assedness into progressive dogma.

      Trends repeat – it’s just the paintjob that changes.

      • the attack on profane lyrics wasn’t just a “Christian” thing (though many Christians weren’t too thrilled about such lyrics). Leftist Tipper Gore (ex-wife of the Al Gore of “An Inconvenient Truth” infamy) was a leading crusader in that fight. Tipper’s organization (Parents Music Resource Center) wasn’t a church organization, it was created by the wives of politicians aka the “Washington Wives”.

        • You miss my point – I wasn’t implying that Christianity was inherently restrictive or totalitarian, it was just the vehicle that the virtual signaling, control-freak moralizers rode during that particular era – today they’ve replaced that religion with Progressive dogma.

          Every generation has its mores that most people generally follow, a few resist, and then there are those that crack the whip to make sure EVERYBODY complies.
          I’m sure there were ancient Greeks that pulled out the whips if you didn’t give proper reverence to Zeus.

          And the sociological change from my youth is that we have gone from permissive to restrictive.

          AFTER, of course, the permissiveness was used to bring in all the new recruits by exploiting their vices – sex, drugs, etc.

          • wasn’t implying that Christianity was inherently restrictive or totalitarian, it was just the vehicle that the virtual signaling, control-freak moralizers rode during that particular era

            Except, as I pointed out, the leading “virtual signaling, control-freak moralizers” of that era was Tipper Gore’s group which wasn’t a Christian organization at all.

  3. Nice. Subscribed. We renegades must support each other. Hunting squirrels around the Kentucky log home today with a pellet gun. Those rodents are tricky.

    What the hell is going on in this world of ours. The scare mongering political climate science is dead but the destructive green movement has kicked things up several notches. The failure of our education system seems to display itself more and more each day. Idiots, real spittle drooling idiots young and old demand that we destroy our political system and economies in the name of their dark fantasy. How it will all end we cannot tell. That it must be burned out is not in doubt.

  4. Funnily enough I’d stumbled across that very video just yesterday. While it’s a fun little parody, make no mistake it’s not a pro-trump song (look at the lines about emoluments and indictments) so there’s plenty there for both sides of the aisle to enjoy whilst laughing at the far-far left that has been beating the Russia Colussion drum for the past two years to no avail.

      • How do emoluments fit in as as an accusation against Trump?

        “While emoluments could’ve kicked the goal collusion was their chosen roll investigating all of it real slow.”

        Trump’s net worth, unlike most every prior person of high political office, has declined since his Presidency began. The Clintons and Obama’s however have greatly increased personal wealth.

        • David, since Trump’s net worth has declined, and both Obama’s and Clinton’s has increased, it just goes to show you that Obama and Clinton are both much smarter than Trump.

          • Smarter, or more on the take?

            I don’t care about the tax returns of millionaires who became politicians, but I would like to see the returns of politicians who became millionaires.

    • Exactly, its very funny.

      However a quick watch of some of the other songs might have quite a few heads here exploding.

      Song for Donald as an example.

  5. You just had to do that, didn’t you? Now I will not get that earworm out of my head until next week!!!! I will turn you into a turnip just for that! Nice job on the substitute lyrics!

    I just did an article elsewhere on the Trump-Putin thing that clearly shows a lack of collusion between those two, partly because Trump is talking about invoking the Monroe Doctrine (remember that one?) in re: Putin’s hobnobbing with Maduro and making oil deals for Gaszprom.

    Thanks for the fun! Takes me back and brings up some good stuff.

  6. “Also, why do folks continue to call democrats ‘Liberals’? They ceased being liberal years ago.”

    Years ago they were the Boss Hoggs of Dixieland running the Jim Crow state… If we define “Liberal” as the sort of thing that John Stuart Mill proposed, they haven’t ever been “Liberal”

  7. The collusion theme is dead, but I think it’s now a zombie. Until some people learn how the think, act and behave as adults and not contra-intellectual partisan apparatchiks, collusion will still be lurking in the background until the 2020 election.

    Trump Derangement Syndrome is real. Not a sanctioned diagnosis for sure, but TDS is real nonetheless. More accurately, TDS is the manifestation of some deep and troubling personality issues. If you think Trump is in cahoots with Russia, or Putin is Trump’s puppet master, you need therapy. Probably intense therapy. Such beliefs are baseless and self-destructive. If any thought of Trump, or any mention of his name “triggers” you, you need professional help. If you can’t enjoy your life until the anti-Trump is in power, you need help.

    I could go on and on about the syndrome ad nauseam, but I think you get the point.

  8. Great stuff! When are some people going to realize that the genesis of the “Climate Change” scam is political? The corruption of the science is merely the vehicle. A means to an end! And thus political posts are just as relevant to the issue as are ones about the corrupted science and the institutions and government agencies which produce it and the “news” which broadcast it.

    For those that did not realize that the charges of collusion and supposed “investigation” of it was total BS from the beginning I ask. Why would Putin back a man who proclaimed “Drill baby Drill”, deregulation, expanded exploration, and oil pipelines to facilitate export petroleum? Revenue from petroleum exports make up about 1/3rd of Russia’s GDP. Without lucrative oil export revenue Russia’s economy would be at third world status. Now the US is a net exporter and Texas alone is producing more oil than Russia! And you think Putin wanted that?

  9. I’ve been soundly outdone – and lovin’ it!
    I wonder if he could find a tune for my Algorhyme…

  10. Something similar just happened to the El Nino in the Pacific. I wonder how long it will be before NOAA wake up to the fact?

  11. Collusion obviously never “died”. Trump colluded, he did so openly and was captured on tape many times openly colluding with Russia.

    Have you guys forgotten about Trump getting up on stage and asking the Russians to interfere with the 2016 election, to find HRC’s deleted emails? And hours later the Russian’s cutout, Wikileaks, did in fact release emails hacked from several Democrats. That is collusion, textbook example. But it is not a criminal conspiracy.

    The Mueller investigation did not investigate “collusion” – it investigated “criminal conspiracy” and criminal obstruction of justice, and effectively concluded that evidence of criminal conspiracy was not found, but that 10 counts of attempted obstruction of justice were clearly documented by the evidence. The Mueller report stated that since it is current DOJ policy that a POTUS cannot be indicted for Federal crimes while in office, therefore he could not charge Trump … and that as soon as Trump gets shown the door by voters next year (on Jan 20, 2021, at least) he can and almost certainly WILL be indicted and convicted of these 10 counts of criminal obstruction of justice.

    The only ones who are going to be whining and spilling tears like spoiled little girls upset that another girl in class had a better birthday party than she did is the minority of MAGA-hat wearing voters come November next year.

    • You’re right in that there is no such crime as collusion and therefore Trump was not investigated for collusion. And that’s the only thing you got right.

      As for Trump asking the Russians to help find Hillary’s “missing emails,” that was a very funny joke. But I think the joke may be on you if you actually believe it was anything more than humor and satire.

      Let me remind you, the Obama administration was responsible for thwarting Russian hacking and other attempts to interfere in our elections. Unfortunately, that regime was incapable and ineffective in stopping the Russian interference. The Russians had no respect for Obama. They walked all over him.

      • “Have you guys forgotten about Trump getting up on stage and asking the Russians to interfere with the 2016 election, to find HRC’s deleted emails?”

        Obama…”After my election I have more flexibility,”
        “I will transmit this information to Vladimir,”…… Medvedev,

        • So Duane – if I tell you to go jump in a lake – and you do, and drown – am I complicit in your demise? Just askin’

        • In addition, Hillary’s server had been erased and was in the hands of the FBI at the time Trump joked about the Russians finding her lost emails. So he wasn’t asking them to hack anything because there was nothing left to hack. He was joking that they had already hacked her unsecured machine and probably already had her deleted emails. They didn’t need Trump’s permission for that.

          And since when is revealing the truth an act of interfering in an election? Shouldn’t the electorate be informed before they vote? If the Russians had been able to hack the RNC computers (they tried), and had revealed misdeeds by Republican leaders, I would thank them and seek to punish the Republicans who misbehaved so we could set things right within the party. But not so with Democrats. They couldn’t care less that Hillary was getting debate questions in advance and had cheated Bernie. They only cared that such misdeeds had been revealed to the public. What does that say about them?

          • Finally, someone who got it right. He was trying to emphasize that everyone had seen the emails but the American public.

            The President has charge of the Department of Justice, and the Democrats have been obstructing his ability to lead it. They have taken the position that, as long as they have a special investigator looking into spurious charges against Trump, he can not exercise his Constitutional authority to oversee the Department of Justice. That’s the real collusion and obstruction. And that will be the message people hear when they go to the polls next year.

    • When the FBI/DOJ questioned Obama about Hillary’s closet server..
      ..Obama said he knew nothing about it

      Later it was discovered that not only did Obama use it, he created a fake name to use it…
      …which means he also had to white list it to get it approved

      Was that obstruction?…collusion?…or just flat out lying?

    • Collusion obviously never “died”. Trump colluded, …

      Congressman Adam Schiff, is that you?

    • LOL I can’t take someone seriously that cannot discern an obvious joke! There was no collusion. If there was Muller would have made the charge. After all according to the news people he is the most honest, ethical, moral man in D.C.

      Your delusion is a text book example of the type that keeps the climate change scam afloat.

      • What Duane (and his congressional think-alike Schiff) doesn’t get is that the parody song is mocking people like him.

    • When You Wish Upon a Star

      When a star is born
      They possess a gift or two
      One of them is this
      They have the power to make a wish come true

      When you wish upon a star
      Makes no difference who you are
      Stupid is as stupid does and you are screwed.

      Now you get your just deserts.
      Crying how it really hurts
      Breathless exopthalmic shrieking, rotten mood.

      Nature’s fair
      She brings to those who hate
      The sweet fulfillment of their fate.
      Like a bolt out of the blue
      This is when you finally start to get a clue.

      When you wish upon a star
      Makes no difference who you are
      Magic thinking doesn’t make it come to pass.

      Then your life is full of pain.
      As it circles down the duane.
      Schadenfreude is coming when it bites your ass.


    • Collusion obviously never “died”. Trump colluded

      If so, why did Mueller not say so in his report. Clearly you (and Adam Schiff) are holding on to information that Mueller did not know about. Shame on you (and Schiff) for not reporting it to Mueller before he finished his report. It’s your fault that Trump beat the Collusion rap. shame, shame, shame.

    • If Trump does get “shown the door by voters next year” so be it. Real Americans will accept the process and not try to overthrow a duly elected President.

      • Remember when the Democrats had a fissy hit because Rush Limbaugh said that he hoped Obama failed in his attempt to further socialize the economy.
        According to the Democrats, anything short of full throated cooperation was unconstitutional, illegal, immoral and just plain not nice.

      • If Trump does get “shown the door by voters next year” so be it. Real Americans will accept the process and not try to overthrow a duly elected President.

        Indeed. As fitting as it would be to have their guy/gal/non-binary-gender-fluid-pronoun receive the same treatment, it’s not good for the country as a whole.

    • but that 10 counts of attempted obstruction of justice were clearly documented by the evidence. The Mueller report stated that since it is current DOJ policy that a POTUS cannot be indicted for Federal crimes while in office, therefore he could not charge Trump … and that as soon as Trump gets shown the door by voters next year (on Jan 20, 2021, at least) he can and almost certainly WILL be indicted and convicted of these 10 counts of criminal obstruction of justice.

      Ummm, no, it didn’t say anything of the sort nor will he be charged when he leaves office as that decision has already been made, but thanks for playing. Please pick up your participation trophy as you leave.

      You will likely get to see what real obstruction looks like when Obama administration folks get charged for this attempted coup.

    • Would you please let us know what the color of the sky in your world is?
      There was no collusion and there never was any tapes.

      The comment about Hillary’s missing e-mails was a joke. Something anyone who wasn’t suffering from a terminal case of TDS would have been able to pick up on. (Actually he said that the Russians probably already had them.)

    • PS: The Russians have had very profitable business relationships with both Clinton’s going way back.
      They stood to benefit tremendously from another Clinton mal-administration. There’s no way they would have conspired to stop her.

      • The Clintons had many profitable relationships with the Russians over the years, but Trump was turned down when he wanted to do business in Russia. Democrats have never explained why this happened right before the election if Trump and Putin were so close. What better way to secure influence with the Trump administration than to allow Trump to build his hotel in Russia. Obviously, Putin was convinced, along with everyone else, that Hillary was going to win and didn’t want to hurt his chances with her by doing business with Trump. What he was willing to do is what Russia has always done: try to create chaos and division during the American elections. In fact, the fake opposition research in the Steele Dossier, that Hillary paid for, was designed to do just that. Hillary was the one who colluded with Russia to disrupt the election and create chaos afterward. Her efforts have succeeded in doing so for more than two years. Why then is Trump’s non-collusion worse than Clinton’s actual collusion with Russia? It makes no sense.

    • “Have you guys forgotten about Trump getting up on stage and asking the Russians to interfere with the 2016 election,” Say what? As far as I know we already knew HRC’s privet server was hacked and she had her email deleted. Trump implied Russia may have copies of Hillary’s emails. Funny how some of Hillary’s emails ended up on Abedin Weiner’s home computer.

      • yeah and less funny is the mongrels managing to have his case held privately
        and both side agreed to that prosecution and defence!..bit worried about what will be exposed huh?

    • you think wikileaks and assange have russianlinks?
      oh you poor misguided thing,
      the myseriously murdered WH linked most likely leaker was seth rich look it up!
      have you looked into sleazy bill cs russian speaking trip for 500k or so?

      and madame sleaze herself doing the uranium one deals…prob after the russians “donated” to the clinton foundation as was so often the case pay to play…

      as for collusion corruption and outright lying shes the A1 example..”wiped with a cloth?”
      then the poor chap they setup and allowed tobe killed in benghazi chris stevens

      Trumps not perfect or even that likeable
      but compared to what was and is coming up on offer? hes better and thats how people vote/d

      that aside i LOVE the clip and shared it widely;-)))

  12. There really was “collusion” with Russia, Mueller just didn’t investigate the guilty political party.

    The Democrats and Hillary and Obama did plenty of colluding with the Russians. The New York Times speculated yesterday that the Dirty Dossier “might” had been Russian disinformation. Do tell.

    Mueller didn’t investigate the guilty party, but the investigations are not over yet. A lot of Obama administration democrats should be getting themselves lawyers.

    • “Dirty Dossier”: I’ll bet 10 to 1 Steele didn’t even write it but was paid by GPS to put his names to it.

  13. A good one.
    As to politicizing this site–don’t worry about it. The authoritarian movement has politicized everything, corrupting the original concept of liberalism. Many have had too much of in-your-face and in-your-wallet government, and are beginning to assert themselves.
    So, ordinary folk, without intellectual guidance, are turning against the aggressors and becoming “political”.
    Unfortunately it is the only way the predators can be bypassed.
    As to my own political description, I admit to being a:
    Neo-Nineteenth Century Liberal.

  14. For your education, read Papadopoulos’s book about his experience as a central target of Mueller and the FBI. Scary. Then read Mueller’s report about Papa. Mueller spent 10 pages describing Papa’s actions in sinister terms (starting on page 82), yet nothing Papa did was illegal. He got 14 days for lying to the FBI about his legal activities, in a plea bargain. He had been threatened with 5 years for lying to the FBI and 20 years for deleting his Facebook page. Although 14 days sounds like he walked, they ruined his career, and he is a young man. Plus, he lost most of his friends. (Like in the days of the Stalin, anybody accused of a crime must be guilty, and nobody wants to be anywhere near a guy being investigated by the state authorities.) The good part was he met and married a gorgeous blond, lawyer, actress and model, during all the excitement. You have to wonder.

  15. In the end in the simplest form, the changes made to law and government that effect the average person as a result of “climate change” will come from the halls of government and not from the Ivory towers and thus “climate change” IS a political issue.

    • You are correct that climate change is a political issue. We know climate change is not a scientific issue but a political movement because the acolytes never stop repeating consensus.

      Consensus has nothing to do with science, much less climate per se. There is no step in the scientific method regarding reaching consensus. Among other things, science is about facts, evidence and prediction. If a “scientist” cannot make a reliable prediction, the “science” is at fault and the scientist does not have a good understanding of the idea or problem. (Trial and error are very much a part of science, however.)

      • A failed trial has not value if those carrying out do not recognize failure and it’s cause. Alarmists merely ignore the failure and continue the trial as if it is valid.

  16. I can’t wait for Joe Robinette Biden’s Ukrainian ‘perestroika’ now they elected a TV comedian for president.
    Btw, Photo of Mr Spock reminded me of his quote:
    “You can’t insult me, I have no emotions” I used few times in past. There was no point of Mr Spock getting emotional about interstellar space travel, apparently it’s going to take even longer than before.
    It’s ‘worser’ than we thought, but lot of interesting stuff in there.

    • Btw, Photo of Mr Spock reminded me of his quote:

      Eh? Do you mean the photo of Doctor Leonard “Bones” McCoy with the caption “It’s dead Jim”?

      • Well, it was long time ago and on my hand held mobile could be anyone, could not see the ears, top of the photo is obscurd by caption “Politics, Satire”
        “It’s dead Jim”, it’s concise, i.e. short, very precise and to the point, the way Mr Spock would state it.

        • “It’s/He’s dead Jim” was one of McCoy’s catch phrases. He said it about once every other episode.

    • Mr. Spock had no emotions, except when he did. Star Trek TOS is admittedly inconsistent on the question of Spock’s emotions. As the series developed, it was revealed the Vulcans learned to control their emotions during childhood and adolescents. Controlling emotions and living by logic and reason are not the opposite of having emotions.

      • Technically Mr. Spock was half human and half Vulcan, but tried to live as the Vulcans since that is the way he appeared. Much like Obama now that I think of it. Although Obama did not choose to live by logic the way Spock did.

  17. Love it. Absolutely love it. As a big fan of the original I’ll never be able to listen to American Pie again without substituting the lyrics.

  18. “The day the music died” dates back to the 16th century and the death of the great English composer Thomas Tallis (1505-1585). The lament on Tallis’s death by William Byrd (1543-1623) is a beautiful and deeply-felt composition ending with the words, “Tallis is dead, and music dies.” Tallis, a gifted composer of both Catholic and Anglican music, may perhaps be best known for his 40-voice motet, for eight five-voice choirs, on the text
    “Spem in alium numquam habui,” well worth a listen if you can find it. He also wrote the famed Third Mode Melody on which Ralph Vaughan Williams based his Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (1910). A hymn tune entitled Tallis’s Canon is still in many hymnals today.

      • Quite the tour-de-force in immersive performance.

        The score is for 8 quintets, each treated as a separate group in the overall ensemble. The arrangement gives some inspiration for spacing the groups in 3 dimensions. In-the-round + balcony spacings, etc.

  19. There is a real problem with influence peddling, in addition to wasting trillions of dollars on green stuff that does not work.

    Fake news is fake (no longer critical, no facts, ignorant young news people who are only pretty faces) because they have become a mouth piece for the Democrats and because of Trump syndrome.

    An example of the problem is absurd, blatant, China government buying off of key Democrats, including Presidential candidate Joe Biden.

    …In December of 2013, Hunter Biden flies on Air Force 2 to Beijing, China, with his father. His father meets with Chinese officials, he’s very soft on Beijing. The most important thing that happens happens 10 days after they return. And that’s when Hunter Biden’s small, private equity firm called Rosemont Seneca Partners gets a $1 billion private equity deal with the Chinese government, not with the Chinese corporation, with the government. And what people need to realize is Hunter Biden has no background in China, he has no background in private equity ….

    Inside the shady private equity firm run by Kerry and Biden’s kids

    • Even if it had been a Chinese Corporation, that would only have been one degree of separation from the Chinese government.

    • and then didnt hunter also profit greatly fromsome ukrainian deals as well?
      after that shiela visited to hand out cookies;-)

      every nations got a pile of rich capitalists quite willing to seel their own nation out anytime they see a $sign

      • The Biden’s are not capitalists. Neither are the chinese gov’t reps. Their corrupt deals are intrinsic crony socialism!

  20. Joel– Re: your comments on Mueller.
    I had a brief article published last summer about Mueller as a Grand Inquisitor. Also mentions in England in the 1360s an account of a magistrate who was out to get someone. He grabbed one of his enemy’s servants and tortured the poor man until the magistrate got the story he needed for conviction.
    A US judge last summer observed that Mueller wanted Trump’s people, not just to “sing” but to “compose” the evidence needed for conviction.

  21. We are so lost.

    There are unintentional consequences when the news organizations become a mouth piece for one party.

    Could you imagine the fake news reaction if Trump’s relatives were doing the same thing now?

    This is an outrage, crazy. A clear and present threat to US security. This is an organized Chinese attack.

    It is unbelievable that there is obvious evidence of Chinese buying, during the time of the Obama administration, of key Democrats and the fake news has been completely quiet about the stinking mess.

    This should be an election issue. There should be an independent congressional investigation.

    Inside the shady private equity firm run by Kerry and Biden’s kids

    …Over the next seven years, as both Joe Biden and John Kerry negotiated sensitive and high-stakes deals with foreign governments, Rosemont entities secured a series of exclusive deals often with those same foreign governments.

    The Bank of China is an enormously powerful financial institution. But the Bank of China is very different from the Bank of America. The Bank of China is government-owned, which means that its role as a bank blurs into its role as a tool of the government. The Bank of China provides capital for “China’s economic statecraft,”

    The partnership between American princelings and the Chinese government was just a beginning. The actual investment deals that this partnership made were even more problematic. Many of them would have serious national security implications for the United States.

    In 2015, BHR joined forces with the automotive subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned military aviation contractor Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy American “dual-use” parts manufacturer Henniges.

    AVIC is a major military contractor in China. It operates “under the direct control of the State Council” and produces a wide array of fighter and bomber aircraft, transports, and drones — primarily designed to compete with the United States.

    The company also has a long history of stealing Western technology and applying it to military systems. The year before BHR joined with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported that the aviation company had stolen technologies related to the US F-35 stealth fighter and incorporated them in their own stealth fighter, the J-31.

    AVIC has also been accused of stealing US drone systems and using them to produce their own.
    In September 2015, when AVIC bought 51 percent of American precision-parts manufacturer Henniges, the other 49 percent was purchased by the Biden-and-Kerry-linked BHR.

  22. When I clicked the link to listen I got the message “video no longer available’. A little UTube censorship of “fake news”?

  23. I don’t think its really a political partisan song, just a very witty observation about how the press lost it to suit a particular viewpoint.

    Some of the other songs are fabulous, I certainly subscribed!

  24. When Trump visits the Queen in June, he should ask for an apology for an attempted coup.
    No doubt Her Majesty is not amused!
    His tweet this week about a coup by UK intelligence and on Fox yesterday are pretty clear.
    As Larry Johnson said, sunlight has the perpetrators scurrying for cover.

    The U.S. Army OId Guard Fife and Drum Corps

  25. “Collusion” is finished, but sunlight on the coup perps has them scurrying for cover. Trump’s tweet this week was heard around the world.

  26. The song is funny, but this group is definitely on the left side of the line. If you look at their song “Hey Dude” and freeze frame on the page of candidates they supported in 2018, they are liberal progressives. I think they were smart enough to realize the collusion narrative had no legs to begin with, but they are still progressives and side with the warmists per their song “Lie, lie, lie”.

  27. In a flash last night it came to me. We should demand total transparency of all politicians. All politicians, regardless of party affiliation – or non-affiliation for that matter, must be surveilled 24/7 by camera, voice recorder, and GPS. We demand total transparency from our government!

    I suspect the number of incumbents for office will drop substantially. Need I? /sarc

  28. It would be interesting to know what Ronald Reagan and G.H.W. Bush would have thought if someone told them circa 1990 that: 1) a future Russian dictator was going to order hacking of computers to sway a U.S. election in favor of a Republican candidate, 2) the Republican candidate’s son and senior campaign people were going to meet with Russians to talk about the computer hacking, and 3) the Republican candidate would become president and direct his son to lie about meeting with the Russians.

    Would they have thought a song that made fun of the whole episode was funny? Would they have thought that Republicans should not be concerned with a dictatorial Russian government committing illegal acts to sway an election (as long as the swaying was in favor of a Republican, of course)?

    • So you want to know what a couple of dead presidents would have thought about some lies that you would have told them? Who cares what *anyone* thinks of your lies. There was no collusion, saint Mueller said so, get over it already.

  29. There is something very common between the global warming fraud and the Mueller inquisition . Mass MSM deciding what agenda to promote and got it wrong . . CNN , MSNBC , NY Times, La Times , Guardian etc are an absolute disgrace .
    What was the day journalism died ?
    Mueller stacked his team with Democrat donors and Trump haters and other than fleecing tax payers for at least $30 million they came up with crimes unrelated to Trump .
    Bet Mueller made more out of this witch hunt than Comey the leaker did from his self promotion book .

  30. A great parody. Too bad the artist didn’t record a “B-Side” covering Volume II of Mueller’s report, perhaps entitled “The Day Obstruction Rose”. To quote Mueller’s report:

    First, a traditional prosecution or declination decision entails a binary determination to initiate or decline a prosecution, but we determined NOT to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment. The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) has issued an opinion finding that “the indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would impermissibly undermine the capacity of the
    executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions” in violation of “the
    constitutional separation of powers.” Given the role of the Special Counsel as an attorney in the
    Department of Justice and the framework of the Special Counsel regulations, this Office accepted OLC’s legal conclusion for the purpose of exercising prosecutorial jurisdiction.

    Second, while the OLC opinion concludes that a sitting President may not be prosecuted, it recognizes that a criminal investigation during the President’s term is permissible. The OLC
    opinion also recognizes that a President does not have immunity after he leaves office.

    Third, we considered whether to evaluate the conduct we investigated under the Justice Manual standards governing prosecution and declination decisions, but we determined NOT to apply an approach that could potentially result in a judgment that the President committed crimes… FAIRNESS concerns counseled against potentially reaching that judgment when no charges can be brought. The ordinary means for an individual to respond to an accusation is through a speedy and public trial, with all the procedural protections that surround a criminal case. An individual who believes he was wrongly accused can use that process to seek to clear his name. In contrast , a prosecutor’s judgment that crimes were committed, but that no charges will be brought, affords no such adversarial opportunity for public name-clearing before an impartial adjudicator.

    “Fourth, if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment. The evidence we obtained about the President’s actions and intent presents difficult issues that prevent us from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred. Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”

    The President’s personal counsel has written to this Office to advance statutory and constitutional defenses to the potential application of the obstruction-of-justice statutes to the President’s conduct. As a statutory matter , the President’s counsel has argued that a core obstruction-of-justice statute, does not cover the President’s actions. As a constitutional matter, the President’s counsel argued that the President cannot obstruct justice by exercising his constitutional authority to close Department of Justice investigations or terminate the FBI Director. Under that view, any statute that restricts the President ‘s exercise of those powers would impermissibly intrude on the President’s constitutional role. The President’s counsel has conceded that the President may be subject to criminal laws that do not directly involve exercises of his Article JI authority, such as laws prohibiting bribing witnesses or suborning perjury. But counsel has made a categorical argument that “the President’s exercise of his constitutional authority here to terminate an FBI Director and to close investigations cannot constitutionally constitute obstruction of justice.”

    In analyzing counsel’s statutory arguments, we concluded that the President’s proposed interpretation of Section 1512(c)(2) is contrary to the litigating position of the Department of Justice and is not supported by principles of statutory construction.

    As for the constitutional arguments, we recognized that the Department of Justice and the courts have not definitively resolved these constitutional issues. We therefore analyzed the President’s position through the framework of Supreme Court precedent addressing the separation of powers. Under that framework, we concluded, Article II of the Constitution does not categorically and permanently immunize the President from potential liability for the conduct that we investigated. Rather, our analysis led us to conclude that the OBSTRUCTION-OF-JUSTICE STATUTES CAN VALIDLY PROHIBIT A PRESIDENT’S CORRUPT EFFORTS TO USE HIS OFFICIAL POWERS TO CURTAIL, END, OR INTERFERE WITH AN INVESTIGATION.

    P 157: But proof of such a crime is not an element of an obstruction offense. See United States v. Greer, 872 F.3d 790, 798 (6th Cir . 2017) (stating , in applying the obstruction sentencing guideline, that “obstruction of a criminal investigation is punishable even if the prosecution is ultimately unsuccessful or even if the investigation ultimately reveals no underlying crime”).

    Many of the President’s acts directed at witnesses, including discouragement of cooperation with the government and suggestions of possible future pardons , occurred in public view. While it may be more difficult to establish that public-facing acts were motivated by a corrupt intent, the President’s power to influence actions, persons, and events is enhanced by his unique ability to attract attention through use of mass communications . And no principle of law excludes public acts from the scope of obstruction statutes. If the likely effect of the acts is to intimidate witnesses or alter their testimony, the justice system’s integrity is equally threatened.

    The report discusses 11 potential cases of obstruction of justice. AG Barr and dAG Rosenstein decided that Mueller’s evidence wasn’t worthy of prosecution, but that hardly matters since an Office of Legal Counsel ruling prevented all three of them from recommending prosecution. Mr. Barr was chosen to be AG because he had already submitted a written opinion to the DoJ contradicting Mueller’s conclusion about whether a President could have corrupt intent to inappropriately influence and investigation while carrying out his Article II powers. In the end, that is a decision that would likely be made by the Supreme Court or the Senate, depending on whether the defendant is citizen Trump or President Trump – assuming either trial is held.

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