Sunday, December 31, 2017

Reflections On Q Anon: Literary Stylings

Q Anon has shaken my world. Of course MSM would miss it but when the respectable deplorables miss out, we are, well, down a rabbit hole.

I am trying to wean myself off politics. It was never my favorite subject but I became obsessed in 2008 when I witnessed the deification of a man no one knew and whose most ardent followers did not care to know. With the miraculous (sorry if I am given to understatement) victory of Donald Trump, I felt like I could once more, broaden my horizons.

Of course, I would once more underestimate the brazen evil and fundamentalist mindset of our political rivals. Fake news, fake Russian hacking bs promoted by government employees who used their offices to advance lies, revelations of leaking and spying and corruption that ran deeper than even the most paranoid among us had imagined. Still, I wanted to take a breather.

I stopped reading "American Thinker" because they had too many ads. I stopped dropping by Drudge because he linked to MSM--especially NYT and WAPO. UGH--much too frequently. I still used Youtube for audio but I weaned myself off Alex Jones and HA Goodman (two extremely dissimilar but equally bold perspectives) and other up to the minute resources.

Yes, I went tangential a few times. The breadth and scope of The Trump Prophecies advanced by Mark Taylor and others was and is, intriguing. I mentioned the seven-hour election night operas that had become the soundtrack of my life. Antifa and George Soros and Dinesh D'Souza's ripping the mask off the Democrat Party, its legacy of slavery, genocide and eugenics as well as its influence on Hitler and Mussolini captured my attention. Still, my obsession waned.

Then came Q anon posting on 4 chan. Insert rabbit hole here. Most impressive about Q is his ability to predict future events with breathtaking accuracy. The Marxist Pope's plan to rewrite The Lord's Prayer, the plane crash near the Rothschild estate, the failed Times Square bombing...He seems to know what he is talking about.

Equal time for dissent is provided by this Reddit contributor.

Seems like they just ask vague questions that could be answered a variety of ways. Allowing people to come up with their own answers and connections which make Q seem like a person with high level insight? Even though they aren't actually saying anything.

Q also suggests that both Podesta (which one?) and Abedin would be indicted in November. That did not happen but one misinformed Youtuber used these two bad examples to promote Q's omniscience. Information is still a minefield, my friends.

What makes Q's posts distinctive is his literary style. Whereas most newsgroup postings with excessive abbreviations come across as cheap and slightly vulgar, Q's messages are somewhat poetic. Mostly that has to do with the endless questions and riddles but also the text is sometimes arranged in stanzas or something like stanzas.

Others have pointed out the power and appeal of the question upon question format. Yes, Q could probably condense his message to a few dozen bullet points but who would read them. Solving the riddles invites the reader to do his own research and to better retain and defend his own answer. Who is Snow White? Who are the clowns? What is that Tom Clancy reference? Q merges seemingly unrelated  and incompatible images into one story line.

And yes, there is a story line. I saw a Youtube vid not long ago that discussed why some self-help books fail while others stay in print seemingly forever. Napoleon Hill discovered the secret with "Think and Grow Rich." Instead of listing a few rules for rich people, the author uses a narrative where he unfolds his discoveries on his magic quest so that the reader can share in his enchantment. Successful self-help books like "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" (and virtually every other non-fiction best seller) never lose sight of the all important story. Q is a master story teller.

Maybe it all style and cold reading and vague Nostradamus predictions that can be interpreted any way you like. But for now, Q has my attention.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Trump Is Still Elvis!

I don't advise you to watch this whole thing, especially as there is no soundtrack but I do like to gaze beyond the approval polls produced by the same people who on election night gave Hillary an 80 or 85 or even 98 per cent of winning. But scroll through and it becomes obvious that the base is still the base. It might actually be growing.

Remember kids, crowd size and enthusiasm don't mean a thing.

Hilarious Trump Christmas Parody “It’s The Most Wonderful Time in 8 Year...

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Ninth Circuit Ain't What It Used To Be

So the activist appellate judge of the gargantuan 9th Circuit has stepped down due to "sexual impropriety." Usual disclaimers about witch hunts aside, I am glad to see him go.

In the words of the president, this is huge. Now the president will get to replace the buffoon named Alex Kozinski. Christmas came early.

Once more, Google tried to bury the significance of this story. Odd, since we know that a presidential nomination is soon to follow. A google search yielded pages of CBS, CNN, Slate (or was it Salon ?) Daily Beast, NY Daily News, Chorus, Chorus, Chorus.

Just hope the president has a Scalia up his sleeve.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Lesson Of Roy Moore: The Dinosaur Media Can Still Devour Small Prey

It is still We vs. Them: They being the MSM, the legacy media, the collective papacy...the dinosaurs.

There is nothing good to say about Them. They are dishonest, destructive, stupid and crass. Are there any positives on their character ledger? Um, they are rich. They are relentless. They are, so it seems, unsinkable.

By any metric--newspaper sales, network news audience, approval ratings to name a few--the news media have lost clout. We once had millions of buffalo out west. They might not have a chunk of continent for their playground but an angry bull bison is more than a match for a Yellowstone tourist.

If anyone has squandered credibility faster than the media, I know not who that might be. But they are not dead. We wrote them off 2004. They came back in 2008 with their Macy's balloon of a deity and reclaimed their dominance. 

In 2016, Trump and his Deplorables soundly defeated the hive. These thugs do have stamina, however. In 2017, the Democratmedia crush Senate candidate Roy Moore. The dinosaurs still walk our Earth.

This from Thomas Wictor: Please forgive him for his white on black text. UGH!

The demolishing of Roy Moore as a Senate candidate shows that Democratic gods of script writing are able to determine how virtually everyone in the country thinks about politics.

In the primary runoff, Roy Moore beat Luther Strange by 9 points. Strange had the endorsement of both the Republican establishment AND its bĂȘte noir Donald Trump. People have already forgotten that. They’re reading from their new scripts.
Strange had money and support from on high, but Roy Moore beat him. Moore was poised to win easily. Therefore the Democratic gods of script writing first conditioned everyone to think that Roy Moore is completely beyond the pale in every possible way. And everyone obediently internalized this characterization.
THEN the Democratic gods of script writing made outlandish, transparently false accusations against virtually the only man in the country who should have been immune to such slander.
But EVERYONE bought into the lies. They were in the script, after all.



Thursday, December 14, 2017

Trey Gowdy GRILLS Rod Rosenstein Over Conflicts In Special Counsel Inves...

A lot of people have soured on Trey Gowdy. All talk, no action. Point taken. But he still highlights the core issues like no one else.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Alabama Special Election Update

NYT had Jones as high as 80% probability. That is now down to 65%.

Alabama Special Election

A while back, this blog asked if Roy Moore was the second coming of Ted Stevens. Now, it is fairly safe to say that something similar is at work.

Unlike a lot of outed predators and sickos, Moore never admitted to a single allegation. Given its track record, I tend to NOT believe anything promoted by "The Washington Post" Throw in Gloria Allred and I don't believe a word the accusers are saying. Not a word.

Fox News was touting some new methodology that had Jones winning in an upset. Actually they came short of saying that, but they definitely suggested it. Shades of 2016.

I don't usually look at "The New York Times" but they do call election nights better than anyone I know. Again, shades of 2016. They had Jones ahead early on. Then Moore surged to something like 55%. Then it went back to toss-up. Now with 21% reporting, Moore is given a 54% chance of winning.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Trump Still Packs Them In

The thrill ain't gone. The prez spoke in Pensacola Friday night. I wanted to see how well it was received. A certain news (sic) organization showed the arena half full because they snapped photos shortly after the gates opened. I wanted to get a better feel for how warmly Trump was greeted..

The following vid starts at about 4 hours and 19 minutes before Trump starts speaking. Lines are formed up and down the street. People at the front of the line had been standing there for 24 hours. I did not sit through six hours of video and I cannot recommend you do so. But you might jump around to gauge the enthusiasm. If you don't care to do that, I will fill you in: His fans' enthusiasm is off the charts.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Bloomberg TV's Incredibly Stupid 2016 Election Night Coverage

This is rich. Halperin and Heilemann promoted themselves as a political Mensa group.

They are joined by Mike Murphy, perhaps Roger Goodell's strongest challenger to the most overpaid man in the world title. Murphy oversaw Jeb Bush's $100 million dollar war chest and failed to get a bronze medal. Of course, he tries to shroud Trump early on.

What is so amazing--and it is amazing--is how consistently wrong every talking head happens to be. You would think that the law of averages might catch up with them. Nope.

 It was rumored that Bloomberg execs were so embarrassed by the predictions that they did what they could to scrub it from the Internet. Understand, this is a shortened version of the original broadcast. So we start out with the Trump sneers and "When will the Republicans learn?" and "Will Trump accept his loss with grace?" and "How will Hillary pull the country together?"Then it skips the middle act and this being Bloomberg, they jump into their financial analysis.

The economic wizards make Paul Krugman look clever. It is startling how consistently wrong they are in retrospect. One woman says outright that a growth rate beyond two per cent is not possible. Let us all rejoice that average people are infinitely smarter than the intelligentsia.


THIS IS WHAT SUPERIORITY LOOKS LIKE?

Senility Sucks

OK, excuses galore. I have a full plate and cannot devote as much time to blogging as I used to, I am senile, I got a bad case of dementia, I have had trouble sleeping....This is the third effort at what should have bee a routine post. Eee gads.


The following paragraph preceded my second effort.
The preceding post was the only time Bloggger has given me a hard time: I struggled and struggled to change the font size and it would only allow me to do it in portions. Of course the fonts were displayed in uniform size as I viewed the text I had written. Oy vey!

Music: vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

I have discussed that I gave up a lot of old pastimes in 2008: Recreational reading, movies (my interest went from waning to waned) spectator sports and lastly, music. That last one was unexpected of course. But so many of my pop heroes had gone Jonestown with Obama and if that does not destroy one's artistic integrity, I don't know what would. 

I have mentioned my habit of playing Youtube videos of election night news coverage. I don't watch these vids the way I would watch a TV show. I mostly listen as background noise, or more accurately, background music. 

These are seven-hour operas. Very formulaic and yet, all very different. The first hour or two on EVERY network is the condemnation of Donald Trump, the demise of the Republican Party, the certitude of an impending Hillary coronation, and questions about how Hillary will govern. 

In Act 2, the tension starts to build. Slowly but surely, by hour 4 there is universally, a change of mood and tone in the newsroom: Maybe the Dems won't take the Senate after all. The presidency might not be as big a landslide as we predicted. Trump has a chance. A tornado just hit the Macy's Parade!

As the evening wears on, the artists go free form and start playing from the heart, conductor be damned. They tell us what they really think about their social inferiors who voted for Trump. The race card gives way to the racist card. And yes, there are tears.

A few observations: Pack journalism has given way to hive journalism. One reason the pundits all sound the same is that there are so damn few of them. I guess once you get your talking heads card, you will never again be out of work. Even the British networks recycle the same blah blah people I saw when I used to watch Fox News. 

ITV is a private UK broadcasting network, They are more overtly anti-Trump than the pretend-to-be-unbiased Americans and twice as nasty. 

Sky News is also British. They have the dullest presentation bar none. It is tough to plow through this performance. 

Yahoo is anchored by Katie Couric. I will say that she is a pro and handles the anchor with poise and charm. Unfortunately, she is still Katie Couric. You might tune in early to see Frank Luntz's predictions and his denouncement of the GOP now that he has joined CBS.

For a change of pace, Never-Trumpers from The Blaze provide an interesting variation on a theme. Anyone who says Democrats have a monopoly on smug never met a Never-Trumper. Tomi Lahren, a Trump supporter, steals the show. Beck is funny for proclaiming Hillary's victory and later hedging his bets while stating that he predicted Trump's victory long ago if this and that and that and this and the stars align and...I know money is tight at The Blaze but they might consider getting themselves a sound engineer or at least spring for a few more microphones.

Propaganda is ugly but failed propaganda is art. Sit back and enjoy an art form such as we might never again witness. This is music to my ears.










ITV


SKY NEWS


YAHOO



THE BLAZE

Sunday, December 3, 2017

This Week In The NFL

Thanks to Pacific Pundit:

http://www.pacificpundit.com/2017/12/03/nfl-week-13-empty-seats/

http://www.pacificpundit.com/2017/12/03/nfl-week-13-thugs-who-disrespect-the-anthem-flag-and-military/

I do sometimes miss the Patriots. Also I am glad that no one on the home team is taking a knee any longer. If McCourty and company want to do a mea culpa....Wishful thinking I guess.

Repost: Music To My Ears

The preceding post was the only time Bloggger has given me a hard time: I struggled and struggled to change the font size and it would only allow me to do it in portions. Of course the fonts were displayed in uniform size as I viewed the text I had written. Oy vey!

Music: vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

I have discussed that I gave up a lot of old pastimes in 2008: Recreational reading, movies (my interest went from waning to waned) spectator sports and lastly, music. That last one was unexpected of course. But so many of my pop heroes had gone Jonestown with Obama and if that does not destroy one's artistic integrity, I don't know what would. 

I have mentioned my habit of playing Youtube videos of election night news coverage. I don't watch these vids the way I would watch a TV show. I mostly listen as background noise, or more accurately, background music. 

These are seven-hour operas. Very formulaic and yet, all very different. The first hour or two on EVERY network is the condemnation of Donald Trump, the demise of the Republican Party, the certitude of an impending Hillary coronation, and questions about how Hillary will govern. 

In Act 2, the tension starts to build. Slowly but surely, by hour 4 there is universally, a change of mood and tone in the newsroom: Maybe the Dems won't take the Senate after all. The presidency might not be as big a landslide as we predicted. Trump has a chance. A tornado just hit the Macy's Parade!

As the evening wears on, the artists go free form and start playing from the heart, conductor be damned. They tell us what they really think about their social inferiors who voted for Trump. The race card gives way to the racist card. And yes, there are tears.

A few observations: Pack journalism has given way to hive journalism. One reason the pundits all sound the same is that there are so damn few of them. I guess once you get your talking heads card, you will never again be out of work. Even the British networks recycle the same blah blah people I saw when I used to watch Fox News. 

ITV is a private UK broadcasting network, They are more overtly anti-Trump than the pretend-to-be-unbiased Americans and twice as nasty. 

Sky News is also British. They have the dullest presentation bar none. It is tough to plow through this performance. 

Yahoo is anchored by Katie Couric. I will say that she is a pro and handles the anchor with poise and charm. Unfortunately, she is still Katie Couric. You might tune in early to see Frank Luntz's predictions and his denouncement of the GOP now that he has joined CBS.

For a change of pace, Never-Trumpers from The Blaze provide an interesting variation on a theme. Anyone who says Democrats have a monopoly on smug never met a Never-Trumper. Tomi Lahren, a Trump supporter, steals the show. Beck is funny for proclaiming Hillary's victory and later hedging his bets while stating that he predicted Trump's victory long ago if this and that and that and this and the stars align and...I know money is tight at The Blaze but they might consider getting themselves a sound engineer or at least spring for a few more microphones.

Propaganda is ugly but failed propaganda is art. Sit back and enjoy an art form such as we might never again witness. This is music to my ears.

ITV


SKY NEWS


YAHOO



THE BLAZE

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Music To My Ears

Music: vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

I have discussed that I gave up a lot of old pastimes in 2008: Recreational reading, movies (my interest went from waning to waned) spectator sports and lastly, music. That last one was unexpected of course. But so many of my pop heroes had gone Jonestown with Obama and if that does not destroy one's artistic integrity, I don't know what would. 


I have mentioned my habit of playing Youtube videos of election night news coverage. I don't watch these vids the way I would watch a TV show. I mostly listen as background noise, or more accurately, background music. 


These are seven-hour operas. Very formulaic and yet, all very different. The first hour or two on EVERY network is the condemnation of Donald Trump, the demise of the Republican Party, the certitude of an impending Hillary coronation, and questions about how Hillary will govern. 


In Act 2, the tension starts to build. Slowly but surely, by hour 4 there is universally, a change of mood and tone in the newsroom: Maybe the Dems won't take the Senate after all. The presidency might not be as big a landslide as we predicted. Trump has a chance. A tornado just hit the Macy's Parade!


As the evening wears on, the artists go free form and start playing from the heart, conductor be damned. They tell us what they really think about their social inferiors who voted for Trump. The race card gives way to the racist card. And yes, there are tears.


A few observations: Pack journalism has given way to hive journalism. One reason the pundits all sound the same is that there are so damn few of them. I guess once you get your talking heads card, you will never again be out of work. Even the British networks recycle the same blah blah people I saw when I used to watch Fox News. 


ITV is a private UK broadcasting network, They are more overtly anti-Trump than the pretend-to-be-unbiased Americans and twice as nasty. 


Sky News is also British. They have the dullest presentation bar none. It is tough to plow through this performance. 


Yahoo is anchored by Katie Couric. I will say that she is a pro and handles the anchor with poise and charm. Unfortunately, she is still Katie Couric. You might tune in early to see Frank Luntz's predictions and his denouncement of the GOP now that he has joined CBS.


For a change of pace, Never-Trumpers from The Blaze provide an interesting variation on a theme. Anyone who says Democrats have a monopoly on smug never met a Never-Trumper. Tomi Lahren, a Trump supporter, steals the show. Beck is funny for proclaiming Hillary's victory and later hedging his bets while stating that he predicted Trump's victory long ago if this and that and that and this and the stars align and...I know money is tight at The Blaze but they might consider getting themselves a sound engineer or at least spring for a few more microphones.


Propaganda is ugly but failed propaganda is art. Sit back and enjoy an art form such as we might never again witness. This is music to my ears.




ITV


SKY NEWS


YAHOO



THE BLAZE

Friday, November 24, 2017

Sobering Statistics From The Land Of Lincoln

Like semantics, details of personal hygiene, and references to Fox News, statistics can serve as attention scarecrow. Ever see click bait with a numerical theme? "You haven't seen Bureau Of Labor stats in thirty years? What they look like now will amaze you!"

Our national debt numbers are so grim that they result in collective numbness. Pile on unfunded federal entitlements, college debt that exceeds a trillion and one can understand why one would rather view current pics of the surviving members of The Manson Family. The economic forecast is so bleak as to  make one ask, "What could be worse?" 

Statistics usually come in 2 sizes: Bad and Worse. As bad as our national numbers might be, they are much worse in Illinois:

Unfunded state and local government retirement debt is more than $260 billion and rising. 

Unfunded pension liabilities for the nation’s highest-paid government workers (overtime starts at 37.5 hours) are $130 billion and are projected to increase for at least through the next decade. 

Nearly 25 percent of the state’s general funds go to retirees (many living in Texas and Florida). 

Vendors are owed $9.5 billion. 

Every five minutes the population — down 1.22 million in 16 years — declines as another person, and an average of $30,000 more in taxable income, flees the nation’s highest combined state and local taxes. 

Those leaving are earning $19,600 more than those moving in. 

The work force has shrunk by 97,000 this year. 

There has not been an honestly balanced budget — a constitutional requirement — since 2001. 

The latest tax increase, forced by the legislature to end a two-year budget impasse, will raise more than $4 billion, but another $1.7 billion deficit has already appeared.
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There has not been a balanced budget despite a constitutional mandate. A lesson for all of us, I think.

The stats come from an interesting article from "Los Angeles Daily News" website about the Illinois reformers battling The Blue Mafia.


Monday, November 20, 2017

One Of The Biggest Economic Stories Ever Goes Unreported By MSM

If you follow the MSM, you missed a big story. Well, Selena Zito and "New York Post picked it up. But everyone else missed it.


Glen Dale, W. Va. — Bad news travels fast. Good news, meanwhile, doesn’t seem to travel at all.
Last weekend in Beijing, as part of his 12-day trip to Asia, President Trump announced that the US and China had signed an $83.7 billion memorandum of understanding to create a number of petrochemical projects in West Virginia over the next 20 years.
If the agreement holds tight, it is an economic game changer for the state.
And yet, speaking to the locals here, you wouldn’t even know it had happened.
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The BBC and CNN covered the news in their business sections, while The New York Times picked up a short story by The Associated Press on the deal. The stories’ headlines were muted; their placement low-key.
“One would have suspected that the prospect of an investment this large — nearly three times the total annual budget for the department of energy — would have been front-page news,” said Paul Sracic, political-science professor at nearby Youngstown State University.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Monkey On My Back: I Watch RT's 10 + Hours Of Election Night Coverage

I struggle with living in the past. Should not be fettered by the hooks of yesterday.

Point taken, angel on shoulder but this is more alluring than that which we call entertainment. It is more enlightening than that which we call education.

This is more than nostalgia. So much more. It is all about bias, propaganda and ultimately failed propaganda. The changes in vocal tones and body language. The tears. The dark prophecies. The finger-pointing.They are all different and yet, they are all the same. An enduring art form.

To date I have watched in entirety, the 2016 coverage of the following networks:

1. PBS
2. ABC...very splashy and bright.
3. CBS
4. MSNBC
5. Fox News
6. CNN
7. The Young Turks
8. RT (Full disclosure. I still have a couple of hours to go.)

I have watched snippets of NBC's coverage but I have not watched it wall to wall.

Comments about RT's coverage: If this was radio, RT would be either an oldies station or a Doctor Demento-style salute to novelty acts. Ed Schulz is flanked by Jesse Ventura and they drag out Ron Paul and Ralph Nader. They bring on Lefties to parrot the same cliches they parrot on every other station. The hits keep coming all night long.

Anyone who thinks RT aided the Trump campaign should slam their skulls with a rubber mallet in hopes of elevating their IQ. They start out somewhat evenhanded but as the grapes sour, the leopards show their spots. With Ed Schulz at anchor, a pundit too radical for MSNBC, one can expect--and they receive--a hearty dose of extreme Leftism. It is also interesting to note that RT was not allowed inside Trump headquarters. They were forced to report from curbside.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Please, Let Us Not Refight The Battle Of Whitewater

Some people say that Timothy McVeigh killed the Conservative Movement in the 90's. I am of the firm belief that Kenneth Starr did more damage to the Republican Party than the philosophically-stunted terrorist whose delicate psyche was traumatized by what he had witnessed in the first Iraq War.

One of the reasons to take the political high road is that it tends to be more successful than the sewer express. MAGA is the political high road. Trump's pugnacious nature prompted him to "punch down" but the Donald is an instinctive counter puncher. He did not lead with sleaze. His message, a message the Democratmedia never understood or never acknowledged, was one of hope and optimism. Morning in America if we let the sun rise.

Hillary was negative from the get go. Access Hollywood, fabricated gropees from the distant past, claims of pedophilia, racism, misogyny, Islamophobia, basket of deplorables, and on and on and on. Hillary put on her pith helmet and discovered a tribe called the alt-right that most of us had never heard of. Sixteen degrees of separation later, she laid the alt-right at Donald Trump's footstep. Hillary's habitual bitterness only resonated with bitter minds and by the grace of God this country was delivered from evil.

Barack Obama is perhaps the sleaziest human being America has ever produced but his fabricated persona usually took the high road. With 99+ per cent of the news media trashing Hillary and McCain and Romney, Obama was free to babble empty verbiage about hope and change with his skull illuminated by a bright, swirling halo. His zombies saw their deity take the high, if not celestial road to destiny and deliverance. Yeswecan!

Before Obama, George Bush won two elections hiking a pike elevated slightly above Dan Rather and the Democrats. And in the 90's Bill Clinton's approval ratings would be bolstered by Kenneth Starr's sleazy-ass evil character-assassinating fishing expedition. Let us revisit Mr. Peepers later and now return to this nascent century.

The sewer makes people stupid. I did not jump on the trash Harvey Weinstein bandwagon. I prefer to discuss and advance principles rather than promoting and sniping at proper nouns. I was reluctant to play toilet referee but I suppose I have to in order to establish that sewer politics makes people stupid.

Harvey Weinstein's many and varied accusations range from the expected to the not surprising to the understandable to the harder to understand to the downright gross to the possibly criminal to the flagrantly felonious.  But no one in the press is making such distinctions. The broadside brush of "sexual misconduct" is the only tool the painter brought to the job.

Bear with me for a moment while we examine (eeeee) the antics of one Louis C. K. Like Congressman Danger, Mr. K almost succeeds in making gropers wholesome by comparison. If I were Ben Affleck, I would be screaming bloody murder at my name being mentioned in the same article as this porn circus geek. Ever the exhibitionist, K publicly apologized to his victims, no doubt getting excited at his rehashing of events. K is the kind of guy who gives perverts a bad name but he has resolved one pop culture issue: Louis C. K. is indeed a funny man.

I actually feel sorry for Al Franken. Given his political status, his fake gropes and practice kisses and adolescent attitude have made him the top news item of the week. If Franken's bone chips can be reassembled into a skeleton, every public figure is in trouble. I hereby issue more warnings about the sewer. Stupidity and false equivalency prevail. Tread lightly.

Which brings us to Roy Moore. I dismiss outright claims made by "The Washington Post", Gloria Allred, the Democrat attack machine, Judas McCain, Mitt the (if only I could find a word to rhyme) Romney and the rest of the GOP establishment. I don't care if they produce 600 women from 38 years ago. These allegations are about as credible as Judas McCain's PROMISE to repeal Obamacare. This is as bogus as the appointing of a special prosecutor to investigate Donald Trump in the total, complete and absolute absence of evidence of criminal activity while his opponents have long, lucrative and suspicious relationships with the Kremlin. If Moore is defeated, the issue-deficient Democrats will make character assassination a staple of every election.

At last we return to the sexually-curious Kenneth Starr. I would like to put those days behind us but unfortunately, some people want a do-over in The Battle of Whitewater. Some quick observations about this stain on the blue dress that is American history.

1. The Special Counsel should have been shut down when it shifted gears and focused its attention on Bill Clinton's sex life.

2. Had the Starr Commission publicized what had happened to Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey instead of the consensual relationship between Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, history might have been altered for the better.
     Note: This says something creepy about the Conservative mind. A consensual relationship is more offensive to them than a brutal, animalistic, face-bleeding rape! To this day, talk radio produces more references to Monica Lewinsky than Juanita Broaddrick. I did not follow the news as closely as I do now but I did not learn about Juanita Broaddrick until the waning days of the Clinton Presidency. Like most people, I sided with Clinton over the sexually-obsessed Kenneth Starr even though I never voted for Clinton. It's not necessarily that Conservatives are wrong so much as their priorities are whacked.
 
3. Nancy Pelosi was right when she said Republicans institutionalized the politics of personal destruction (I am paraphrasing) when they allowed Kenneth Starr to attack Bill Clinton on private matters.
     Note: Karma can suck sometimes.

4. The Republicans attacked Clinton personally because they were too unprincipled or cowardly to engage him on policy.

5. Bill Clinton did not publicly humiliate Monica Lewinsky. The voyeuristic Kenneth Starr did that.

6. Law and order man Kenneth Starr allowed illegal leaks of confidential grand jury testimony.
    Note: Whatever else can be said about sleazeball Robert Mueller, he did not invent hypocrisy or a blatant disrespect for the rule of law. The Mueller Commission is the continuation of a long tradition of public corruption and lawlessness.

7. Some of the sharpest political minds who keenly understand why elections are won and lost, and who were not surprised by Donald Trump's victory, still cannot understand why the public sided with Clinton over Starr.

We are going to conclude on that last point. Sorry Rush and Howie and Ann and Bennie if you are too stupid to understand these things. Here's a crib note for you. Witch hunts frequently backfire. Be careful joining the mob, be it the one chasing Roy Moore, or the one chasing Al Franken.

The sewer will make you stupid.




Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Impending Public Pension Disaster

I believe in doing that which is right and lawful. Even though I will never receive a public pension, I believe that we should (or should have) done all that we could to ensure that public pensioners receive all that they are entitled.

I am passionate that people receive that for which they contracted. I do not believe in changing the terms later for the sake of expediency or worse, for "fairness." On political issues, I am most passionate about fiscal matters. Profligacy can destroy a civilization faster than an army of foreign invaders. Chicken Little is right about some things and this is one of them.

During the Obama years I found it interesting but frustrating that every public pensioner I knew, supported Barack Obama. I tried to make the point that reckless spending threatened their financial foundation. In retrospect, I feel a bit stupid for futilely protecting the interests of those who voted against their own self-interest. They will reap what they sow but they will be too damn stupid to make the connection.

For rest of our lives, we will suffer the abuses of the Obama Administration. Not just the doubling of the national debt (with NOTHING to show for it) but the inflation of student loan debt (now exceeding $1 trillion) and perhaps most significantly, the impracticality of federal bailouts when each taxpayer already owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to Uncle Sam.

The next big bailout effort will be state and local pensions. Even if there is an appetite for someone in rural America to fund the retirement of a Chicago school administrator, the preexisting condition that is our national debt might make everything moot. This is not entirely a red state vs. blue state phenomenon. Newly red Kentucky has a massive pension problem.

Blue cities in red states, like Houston for instance, complicate the melee. Do you think that all those suburbanites whose families abandoned the dysfunctional city long ago will want to pick up the tab for someone back in the hinterland? I doubt it very much.

With the cacophony of bogus news, the "pension tsunami" has gotten little exposure. It might be too soon for the MSM, too close to Obama's occupancy. In good time this can be pinned on Donald Trump or The Freedom Caucus.

A few muted voices are whispering about the oncoming disaster. The appropriately named Pension Tsunami covers this subject in chilling detail. The ever-alert and always worthy, Zero Hedge, has contributed an eyebrow-raising article. These are both good jumping-off points.

This will get ugly. While we might snicker at the idiot who built a mansion in a flood basin (and who now demands a new mansion) there will also be countless victims who are more innocent. It would be good and noble and just to help those who will not receive that for which they worked hard and devoted their lives. Unfortunately, Pelosi, Reid, Boehner, McConnell and yes, Barack Hussein Obama, might have already burnt that candle at its other end.

We reap what we sow, even if we are too stupid to realize it.

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Ugliest Americans

UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball Jalen Hill and Cody Riley will likely face house arrest for shoplifting at a Louis Vuitton store in Hangzhou, China, accordingto the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The punishment could be for 20 days and served in the hotel where they are staying. The players will also not be permitted to visit the country again.

Sports Illustrated Article:

BTW, I can remember when SI proofread its material.  Eeegads.

Is Roy Moore The Second Coming Of Ted Stevens?

The Democrat-media complex has a long history of treachery, character assassination, fake news and false accusation. Case in point, the late Ted Stevens.

The concise Stevens bio: He served in the US Senate for 38 years and was prosecuted on bogus charges prior to his reelection bid in 2008. The case would be dismissed and the prosecution team would face subsequent investigations for their unethical (read illegal) behavior but the bogus trial would cost Stevens his reelection bid and help the Dems capture a Senate super majority. Stevens would die in a plane crash in 2010 at the age of 87.

No elitist gadfly, Roy Moore, is being accused of various counts of sexual misbehavior going back 38 years. The fact that "The Washington Post" broke the story should make all of us reconsider its validity. It is reported that the journalist who broke the story has a history of check fraud. I cannot verify that. I can tell you that Roy Moore was opposed in the primaries by both the president and the GOP establishment. I can tell you that Mitch McConnell and serial back stabber, John McCain have denounced Roy Moore. Could there be two better testimonials for Moore's suitability?

Rollcall recounts the railroading of Ted Stevens:

After trial we learned that government prosecutors concealed compelling evidence from the defense. The cooperating witness did not come up with the “covering his ass” testimony until right before trial and his previous inconsistent statements were hidden from the defense. Likewise, the government concealed evidence that its star witness had suborned perjury from an underage prostitute with whom the star witness had an illegal sexual relationship. And the government concealed evidence that another witness — whom the government flew back to Alaska away from the Washington, D.C., trial after their mock cross-examination of him went poorly — had told the senator that the bills he received and promptly paid included all of the work that was done. Government prosecutors mocked Stevens when he explained that on the stand — all the while knowing that they had a witness who would have supported him, but whom they had removed from the trial.
The case was indeed about concealment, but it was government prosecutors who did the concealing. An independent investigation ordered by presiding Judge Emmet G. Sullivan found that the prosecution was “permeated by the systemic concealment of significant exculpatory evidence, which would have independently corroborated Senator Stevens’s defense and his testimony, and seriously damaged the testimony and credibility of the government’s key witness.”
Though the case was dismissed before any sentence was ever imposed (and before a conviction was entered), the prosecution of Stevens was a miscarriage of justice.
Should we believe WAPO, Shifty Mitch and Judas McCain or should we believe Judge Roy Moore? I can't vote in the Alabama special election but ti would take more than the disapproval of serial liars to abandon Roy Moore.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

RINO Gillespie Loses Again

Brace yourself for Dem chest-pounding and more race-baiting.

Virginia is not what she used to be and unless the GOP slows the bureaucrat gravy train, Old Dominion will become New Maryland. The moneyed lobbyists and Democrat civil servants control a chuck of real estate from the Washington suburbs.

Maybe this will be a wake up call for the coalition of normal Americans. I sure hope so.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

How's The Sessionsectomy Coming Along?

I don't post much these days. When I do post, it tends to be something I regard as important. In keeping with the emphasis on quality over frequency, I have started a petition asking (it says demand but petitions tend to be a bit dramatic in their phrasing) President Trump to fire Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.

I don't know the hows and whys of Sessions' fall from grace but you don't need a plumber to know that your toilet overflowed. Let's save the hows and whys to the Roto-Rooter guy and let Tucker Carlson speak for the Sessions apologists. Motive, method, integrity, etc., We can sort through that vault at a later time. Meanwhile, Jeff Sessions has to go.

I thought it would ease the president's burden to remove the bad apple if he could cite a grassroots initiative. Thus, I started a petition at Care2 Petitons demanding Jeff Sessions' termination. People who know me know how much I loathe Facebook. Still, i used a semi-active and seldom-used account to join a dozen or so FB pro-Trump groups. I spent a few hours on Facebook and Twitter plugging my petition.  A day later I have collected 17 signatures.

Maybe people believe the same cut and paste description of Jeff Sessions that had long been applied to James Comey and Robert Mueller. "Unending integrity blahblahblah horseshit horseshit horseshit." Who knows? I do know that I cannot promote this effort much further.

The Petition:


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Fire Jeff Sessions Petition Update

Here it is: 

Demand President Trump Fire Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.

Jeff Sessions has failed to perform the duties of Attorney General of the United States and as such should be removed from office. Without speculating on the reasons or motives for Attorney Sessions' ongoing torpor, it is easy to point out his chronic dereliction of duty.


1.) Attorney Sessions has declined to prosecute Lois Lerner, et al, despite her public admission of guilt and the succeeding destruction of evidence.

2.) Attorney Sessions has declined to prosecute cases of blatant perjury, including the on-camera Congressional falsehood advanced by James Clapper, as well as other officials who served in the previous administration.

3.) Attorney Sessions has declined to prosecute a single offender in the Obama Administration's domestic spying scandal, perhaps the most far-reaching abuse of public office in United States history.

4.) Attorney Sessions has failed to prosecute a single offender in the serial espionage that plagued the Clinton State Department.

5.) Attorney Sessions has failed to prosecute a single offender in what might be called the Russian/Uranium scandal.

6.) Attorney Sessions has failed to prosecute a single offender in the serial influence peddling that plagued the Clinton State Department.

7.) Attorney Sessions has failed to ask for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's resignation, despite Mueller's many conflicts of interest.

8.) In summary, Attorney Sessions has displayed an unwillingness to prosecute any political insider, any member of America's ruling class, any member of the privileged Washington establishment regardless of the volume or severity of criminal activity or the flagrant disregard for our rule of law. The values of Jeff Sessions are clearly inconsistent with the professed values of candidate Donald Trump, the professed values of President Donald Trump, the values of the voters who elected Donald Trump, traditional American values, as well as the rule of law.

For the ongoing callous dereliction of duty displayed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, we, the undersigned, petition President Donald Trump demand his immediate resignation.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Reviewing The Ongoing Corruption Of The Obama Administration

The internal DOJ documents represent the latest revelation in a two-year investigation spearheaded by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte.

The investigation has thus far yielded evidence implicating the Obama DOJ in using mandatory donations to funnel roughly $1 billion in settlement money to activist groups, including The National Council of La Raza, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and the National Urban League. The list of third party organizations were unrelated to the legal settlements, except through general claims that they would use the funds to aid the low income Americans most severely harmed by predatory lending practices.

Goodlatte argued that the Obama DOJ practices amounted to the creation of a “slush fund” used to channel money to “left-wing” groups on the House floor Tuesday afternoon before a vote on legislation that would stem the practice. The bill, introduced by Goodlatte in January, prohibits the government from entering into any settlement agreement that benefits any party other than the government, with few exceptions. The vote passed mostly along party lines after hours of debate.



Thursday, October 26, 2017

Gaps In My Understanding: The Dems Spend $10 Million On Piss Poor Pornography?

This not even close to plausible dossier cost Hillary and the DNC 7 or 8 figures (when you have this kind of money, who is counting?)

Obviously, we are in the wrong line of work but this price tag would seem inflated at one per cent of its ultimate cost.

For this kind of cabbage, Fusion GPS could have delivered something a little bit believable.

Oh, to have just one client like HRC. That would buy a lot of monkeys a lot of keyboards.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Social Justice Horseshit Comes To West Point

Is there anything not made worse by Lefty influence? Sadly, West Point now cranks out social justice warriors.

Even the curriculum itself has suffered. The plebe American History course has been revamped to focus completely on race and on the narrative that America is founded solely on a history of racial oppression. Cadets derisively call it the “I Hate America Course.” Simultaneously, the plebe International History course now focuses on gender to the exclusion of many other important themes. On the other hand, an entire semester of military history was recently deleted from the curriculum (at West Point!). In all courses, the bar has been lowered to the point where it is irrelevant. If a cadet fails a course, the instructor is blamed, so instructors are incentivized to pass everyone. Additionally, instead of responding to cadet failure with an insistence that cadets rise to the challenge and meet the standard, the bar for passing the course itself is simply lowered. This pattern is widespread and pervades every academic department.

Depressing Article:

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Rough Draft: Fire Sessions

I want the ever-inert Jeff Sessions removed from office. I want to circulate a petition demanding the president ask for his resignation. Of course I want the petition to sound formal and legalistic.

This is what I got so far. Please offer suggestions and criticism.



Demand President Trump to Fire Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.

Jeff Sessions has failed to perform the duties of Attorney General of the United States and as such should be removed from office. Without speculating on the reasons or motives for Attorney Sessions' ongoing torpor, it is easy to point out his ongoing dereliction of duty.

1.) Attorney Sessions has declined to prosecute Lois Lerner, et al, despite her public admission of guilt and the succeeding destruction of evidence.

2.) Attorney Sessions has declined to prosecute cases of blatant perjury, including James Clapper, as well as other officials who served in the previous administration.

3.) Attorney Sessions has declined to prosecute a single offender in the Obama Administration's domestic spying scandal, perhaps the most far-reaching abuse of public office in United States history.

4.) Attorney Sessions has failed to prosecute a single offender in the serial espionage that plagued the Clinton State Department.

5.) Attorney Sessions has failed to prosecute a single offender in what might be called the Russian/Uranium scandal.

6.) Attorney Sessions has failed to prosecute a single offender in the serial influence peddling that plagued the Clinton State Department.

7.) Attorney Sessions has failed to ask for Robert Mueller's resignation, despite Mueller's many conflicts of interest.

8.) In summary, Attorney Sessions has displayed an unwillingness to prosecute any political insider, any member of America's ruling class, any member of the privileged Washington establishment regardless of the volume or severity of criminal activity or the flagrant disregard for our rule of law. The values of Jeff Sessions are clearly inconsistent with the professed values of candidate Donald Trump, the professed values President Donald Trump, the values of the voters who elected Donald Trump, traditional American values, as well as the rule of law.

For the ongoing callous dereliction of duty displayed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, we, the undersigned, petition President Donald Trump to demand his immediate resignation.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Roger Goodell's Study In Verbal Minimalism

If you missed it, the National Football League is concerned about issues in the community as well as community issues and other issues concerning issues as well as underlying issues. Goodell boldly states that said issues with be dealt with in a positive way.

Whoever said brevity is the soul of wit never lay witness to a master poet mesmerizing an enchanted audience for over ten minutes utilizing only a half dozen wordies. Here is a distillation of the artist's rapturous performance. You might revisit the source to witness the unedited performance in all of its luster and splendor.

An actual comment from Yankee Patriot News:

An excerpt from Goodell's press conference: "Issues in the communities, communities, issues, communities, communities, issues, issues, communities' issues, the issues in our communities. Issues in the communities, communities, issues, communities, issues, communities, issues, issues, communities' issues, the issues in our communities. Issues in the communities, communities, issues, communities, communities, issues, issues, communities' issues, the issues in our communities. Issues, issues, issues. Issues in the communities, communities, issues, communities, communities, issues, issues, communities' issues, the issues in our communities. Issues in the communities, communities, issues, communities, issues, communities, issues, issues, communities' issues, the issues in our communities. Issues in the communities, communities, issues, communities, communities, issues, issues, communities' issues, the issues in our communities. Issues, issues, issues. "

CHANNELING NOAH WEBSTER?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Synchronicity:Fox Business News Is Literally Discussing Krugman's Predictions As I Was Hitting The "Publish " Button

Maybe our critics are right after all.  Maybe we do all think alike. With the Dow hitting 23,000, I thought it would be clever to post the notorious Paul Krugman's predictions from last November. I was doing so with FBN in the background. As I was completing the post, Varney and Company reminded the audience of PK's soothsaying.

Synchtonicity?

Honoring The Prophets: Paul Krugman's Post-Election Predictions

The Nobel laureate of Gray Lady fame nailed the strife and turmoil that would follow a Trump victory. As we stand in the soup line, let us remind ourselves that this sage warned us of the wages of foolishness. Had we only listened.

Paul Krugman: The Economic Fallout

COMMENT
It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover?
Frankly, I find it hard to care much, even though this is my specialty. The disaster for America and the world has so many aspects that the economic ramifications are way down my list of things to fear.
Still, I guess people want an answer: If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

MoveOn.Org Circulates Petition To Remove Jeff Sessions

I was torn but I did not sign MoveOn.org's petittion to remove Jeff Sessions. Compared to these Soros puppets, Sessions is the lesser evil. He is not even a little bit racist and he did not commit perjury during his Senate confirmation hearings. Of course, he might have perjured himslef when he took his oath of office but let's return to that later.

Soros suckers petition to remove Sessions from office:

While their motives are questionable and their rationale non-existent, I for one believe the United States would be a better place if Jeff Sessions was shown the door. Stupid, weak or corrupt (perhaps all three) Sessions is the biggest mistake of the Trump presidency, and possibly the biggest mistake of Trump's life. Sessions did not get the "Drain The Swamp" memo. Sessions IS the swamp. One has to wonder about MS-13's current status if they had shared their revenue with the K Street Mafia. Would Sessions find cause to recuse himself from all matters related to these nice boys?

Thers is still time to correct your mistake, Mr. President. Firing Jeff Sessions would be a small step in draining that swamp if only for the removal of its most despicable character.

Drain baby, drain.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Piling On The NFL

I enjoy watching sporting events and I believe that live contests are the pinnacle of television, the justification for a nasty cable bill. Live sporting events provide drama that movies and such can never approximate. People who miss out on these things usually have no sense of drama, no joie de vivre.

I cannot put into words the joy I experienced watching last year's Super Bowl. Ditto, this year's Indianapolis 500. The Cubs' World Series was also great but it conflicted with my work schedule and I only got to see snippets. Like a lot of people, I enjoy these things but I can also do without them.

I lived without a television for over a decade. I didn't miss it but I can tell you that visitors often seemed uncomfortable when our common friend did not sit with us. I found my way back to the fold but these days I usually watch shows on my schedule. But if the TV is on and a game is on, I sometimes check a score and stay much longer than I had intended.

So I guess you could say I have a nuanced view of the NFL. Appreciation for the product but not a product I would deem essential. Leftists ruin everything they touch. Everything. Shakespeare. Football. Late night comedy. The weather. Remember when some of us watched meteorologists for their entertainment value? Even the weather got politicized.

The Left is a collection of salmonella-soaked houseflies darting from burger to frankfurter to potato salad, spreading their consciousness-raising enlightenment with each and every landing. What we might experience as fecal accidents, projectile vomiting and an enduring aversion to our favorite foods, the Left sees as an exercise in social justice. They just want to help.

There are so many angles to the NFL jumping the shark story but for now let us focus on the stupidity of the Left. After Trump's Luther Strange rally where he denounced the National Anthem prima donnas, a prophet pronounced that the NFL was about to walk into another "Trump Trap." Sure enough, the prophet was on target. I wish I had bookmarked what I had read so I could give the Oracle a hat tip but I can't find that reference now.

Which brings us to the Left. I can remember when they were not so blatantly stupid. Maybe we just overestimated their talents because they had all the cushy jobs. Maybe it was all polish and more polish all along. Maybe.

On the other hand, the Lefties of yesteryear could at least select poster children that tugged at your heartstrings. Privileged millionaire linemen, public trough-draining team owners, and never-wrong-always-employed sports journalists miss the mark by more than a hair's width.

The bite-the-hand players are the silliest. Is there such a thing as a boomerang post child? A poster antihero? A poster villain?  Has a new idiom been discovered? The snowflakes hiding in the safe space of their locker rooms will forever challenge our masculine ideals.

There is something both laughable and futile about protesting that which cannot be articulated. Understand, these are millionaires--many of whom are college graduates--with access to publicists, social media consultants, agents, multiple social media outlets, as well as still-powerful lackey news media at their beck and call. Yet, no 95 theses or articles of confederation or student council demands are ever advanced. Give Colin Kaepernick some credit. When he donned "pig socks" or a Fidel image, he at least offered a clue as to what his position might have been.

There is something both laughable and self-defeating about the notion that these pampered prissies can only express their contempt during the playing of The National Anthem. And who exactly is the target of your ongoing hostility? Do you even know? Do you even care?

There is something both laughable and tiresome with protests that offer no resolution. Nothing like "If y'all pardon Hollywood's favorite cop-killer, we will stop biting the many, many hands that feed us." Nope. No resolution is proposed because no problem has been articulated. It is only "spit in their faces", the elevated middle finger, now and forever. The spirit of social vandalism rears its ugly head.

Yes, there is some schadenfreude on my part but there is also sadness. I miss you, Tom Brady. But I love seeing the most overpaid buffoon in history, Roger Goodell, do his Dr. Kevorkian imitation. I don't mind seeing the idiot owners who pay Goodell $44,000,000/year get duly rewarded for their gross stupidity. Deflategate should have been a clue, guys. But it's your ball and if you want to take it home, we won't stand in your way.

Understand, I still follow the NFL. But I no longer care who won the game between the Washington Ingrates and the Seattle Divas. The scores I track are attendance figures, TV ratings, memorabilia sales, as well as sponsor abandonment and public NFL jersey conflagrations. It's a whole new ball game, folks!