Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Berkeley: Another Perspective

I continue to discover sympathetic blogs and Youtube channels with large numbers of readers and viewers. The movement is picking up steam!

RED ELEPHANTS

Monday, April 24, 2017

Power To The People! Soros Thugs Defeated In Berkely

THE PEASANTS FIGHT BACK

And btw, the Mayor of Berkeley belongs to a radical group called By Any Means Necessary.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Trump To Hold BIG Rally In Pennsylvania On Night Of White House Correspondents' Dinner

Yes, I like the man but more importantly, I respect the man.  I thought he would use the word "huge" but he opted for "BIG" in all caps.

For my taste, I would rather be with my fellow Americans than sipping Chardonnay with a bunch of slimy eels suffering through a parade of unfunny comedians. But that's just me.





Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lauren Southern Takes On Fake News

I never heard of Lauren Southern before. It amazes me how many free-thinking blogger and v-loggers are out there.


Beyond Fake News: Maddow Blames Venezuelan Riots On Donald Trump

This story could use a few elves and unicorns and dragons and wizards to prop up its credibility. We accept that the Maddows twist the news to their liking but even in the silliest Putin-stole-the-election-from-Hillary falsehood, there are a few basic facts to distort. Here, Maddow resorts to promoting pure and absolute fantasy. It is a stark reminder of just how indifferent to truth the Left shall ever be. Frightening.

Sadly, most Leftists are brain dead zombies who want to be deceived by the likes of Maddow.

IT WAS A WORKER'S PARADISE BEFORE TRUMP GOT INAUGURATED


Blast From The Past: Thomas Sowell Critiques Barack Obma

Note: I have often stated that Barack Obama possesses a college sophomore mentality. Here, Sowell says the same thing before I stated it.  Had I known or remembered that Sowell had said it first, I would have gladly credited him for making the comparison first.

Great minds think alike, I guess. Then again, how can any mind, big or small, see Obama as anything other than the eternal sophomore?




Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Left's Politicization Of Absolutely Everything

There used to be indoctrination safe spaces. Sporting events, popular music, movies, the weather including day to day climate change to name but a few political-free zones. Times change.

Now, an event as innocuous as Super Bowl champions visiting the White House is politicized by CNN, NYT and as I first heard about this, MSN. Maybe this does not qualify as overt bearing of false witness. Maybe this should be filed under "half-truth." Maybe the echo chamber just honestly got the story wrong.

NAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! Just more fake news.



WILL TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME EVER END?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In Case You Missed It...Kid Photobombs CNN

DID HE SAY "MAKE BOOZE"?

Ossoff Scores 92,390 Votes With $8.3 Million.

$89.83 per vote. Better than Mike Murphy's $2,884/vote Jeb Bush 2016 Iowa Extravaganza but still an expensive proposition. 

Not sure what the $ record is for a Congressional Primary but get used to these sorts of numbers. It's the only way Dems can win.

NBC’s Malcolm Nance calls for suicide bombing of Trump property in Istanbul

 
NBC's Malcolm Nance calls for suicide bombing of Trump property in  Istanbul
Thanks to Fire Andrea Mitchell for the story.

Perez Booed At DNC Unity Rally

BTW, Bernie Sanders' name was cheered at this event. It still blows my mind that this privileged 1 per center can jet across the country railing against climate change and income inequality and can fossilize in Washington as he runs as an outsider. A principled outsider nonetheless. The exalted one was not in attendance at this event. Maybe he was resting at his $650,000 cottage or perhaps one of his other two houses.

KISS KISS KISS

Understatement? 89% Of Trump News Coverage Is Negative

As President Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, he has received by far the most hostile press treatment of any incoming American president, with the broadcast networks punishing him with coverage that has been 89% negative. The networks largely ignored important national priorities such as jobs and the fight against ISIS, in favor of a news agenda that has been dominated by anti-Trump controversies and which closely matches what would be expected from an opposition party.


 Full Analysis At Newsbusters

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Ann Coulter Is Not Shrugging Off The Attack On Syria

 
LASSIE, COME HOME
April 12, 2017

 

War is like crack for presidents. It confers instant gravitas, catapulting them to respectability, bypassing all station stops. They get to make macho pronouncements on a topic where every utterance is seen as august. 

On the other hand, Trump's Syrian misadventure is immoral, violates every promise he ran on and could sink his presidency. 

Left to his own devices, uncontaminated by Washington group-think, Trump gets it right. 

Back in 2013, when President Obama was being egged on to attack Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack far more sweeping than this latest one, Trump tweeted: 

-- Aug. 29, 2013: 

"What will we get for bombing Syria besides more debt and a possible long term conflict? Obama needs Congressional approval.” 

-- Aug. 31, 2013: 

"Be prepared, there is a small chance that our horrendous leadership could unknowingly lead us into World War III.” 

-- Sept. 1, 2013: 

"If the U.S. attacks Syria and hits the wrong targets, killing civilians, there will be worldwide hell to pay. Stay away and fix broken U.S.” 

On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly stated that he had no interest in starting "World War III over Syria," saying, "We have bigger problems than Assad." His policy position was: "Let Syria and ISIS fight. I look at Assad -- and Assad looks better than the other side.” 

Trump was right on every point. 

Assad is one of the least bad leaders in the entire Middle East. He's not a murderous thug like Saddam, has no rape rooms, isn't into jihad, protects Christians and is fighting ISIS. He provided us with intelligence on al-Qaida after 9/11. He does not have crazy Islamic police slapping women around or throwing gays off buildings. (That would be our beloved ally, Saudi Arabia.) 

Trump was also correct about Assad's opponents being far worse, containing large helpings of both ISIS and al-Qaida.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Off Topic: American Carnage

If I was not consumed with the betrayal of a man who I supported and defended over and over only to see him bomb the enemies of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, et al, and push us to the brink of World War III in defense of our worst enemies and to abandon the America First principles and to suck up to the Neo-Cons and the war mongers and to enthusiastically repeat the mistakes of Iraq and Syria and to be played as a fool by the Leftist Establishment and by extension, to allow all of his supporters to be played as fools...Yes I could go on and on. This is bad!

As I was saying, the betrayal has devoured me. Let me put it aside for a minute and focus on another depressing topic: opiate/opioid addiction.

The referenced article provides plenty of food for thought:


Salisbury, Massachusetts (pop. 8,000), was founded in 1638, and the opium crisis is the worst thing that has ever happened to it. The town lost one young person in the decade-long Vietnam War. It has lost fifteen to heroin in the last two years.  
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Rhode Island is a small place, too. It has just over a million people. One Brown University epidemiologist estimates that 20,000 of them are opioid addicts—2 percent of the population.
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On the edge of the White Mountains in Maine, word spread that the policy at Hannaford, the dominant supermarket chain, was not to dispute returns of under $25. For a while, there was a run on the big cans of extra virgin olive oil that sold for $24.99, which were brought to the cash registers every day by a succession of men and women who did not, at first sight, look like connoisseurs of Mediterranean cuisine. 



This is an informative and alarming article and yet, the author cannot check his political biases at the door. The usual suspects are trotted out once more, including the Gipper himself:

Today’s opioid epidemic is, in part, an unintended consequence of the Reagan era. America in the 1980s and 1990s was guided by a coalition of profit-seeking corporations and concerned traditional communities, both of which had felt oppressed by a high-handed government. But whereas Reaganism gave real power to corporations, it gave only rhetorical power to communities. Eventually, when the interests of corporations and communities clashed, the former were in a position to wipe the latter out. The politics of the 1980s wound up enlisting the American middle class in the project of its own dispossession.


Worse than the "American Carnage" the author reveals a stronger fear as to where widespread addiction might lead us--an acceptance and support for Donald Trump!

Paul LePage, the state’s garrulous governor, has been even more direct. Speaking of drug dealers at a town hall in rural Bridgton in early 2016, he said: “These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty, these types of guys. They come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young white girl before they leave.” This is what the politics of heroin threatens to become nationwide: To break the bureaucratic inertia, one side will go to any rhetorical length, even invoking race. To protect governing norms, the other side will invoke decency, even as the damage mounts. It is what the politics of everything is becoming nationwide. From town to town across the country, the correlation of drug overdoses and the Trump vote is high.

Despite his political bias, the author does attack silliness where it is obvious.

The drug problem is already political. It is being reframed by establishment voices as a problem of minority rights and stigmatization. A documentary called The Anonymous People casts the country’s 20 million addicts as a subculture or “community” who have been denied resources and self-respect. In it, Patrick Kennedy, who was Rhode Island’s congressman until 2011 and who was treated for OxyContin addiction in 2006, says: “If we can ever tap those 20 million people in long-term recovery, you’ve changed this overnight.” What’s needed is empowerment. Another interviewee says, “I refuse to be ashamed of what I am.”

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The culture of addiction treatment that prevails today is losing touch with such candor. It is marked by an extraordinary level of political correctness. Several of the addiction professionals interviewed for this article sent lists of the proper terminology to use when writing about opioid addiction, and instructions on how to write about it in a caring way. These people are mostly generous, hard-working, and devoted. But their codes are neither scientific nor explanatory; they are political.
The director of a Midwestern state’s mental health programs emailed a chart called “‘Watch What You Call Me’: The Changing Language of Addiction and Mental Illness,” compiled by the Boston University doctor Richard Saltz. It is a document so Orwellian that one’s first reaction is to suspect it is a parody, or some kind of “fake news” dreamed up on a cynical website. We are not supposed to say “drug abuse”; use “substance use disorder” instead. To say that an addict’s urine sample is “clean” is to use “words that wound”; better to say he had a “negative drug test.” “Binge drinking” is out—“heavy alcohol use” is what you should say. Bizarrely, “attempted suicide” is deemed unacceptable; we need to call it an “unsuccessful suicide.” These terms are periphrastic and antiscientific. Imprecision is their goal. Some of them (like the concept of a “successful suicide”) are downright insane. This habit of euphemism and propaganda is not merely widespread. It is official. In January 2017, less than two weeks before the end of the last presidential administration, drug office head Michael Botticelli issued a memo called “Changing the Language of Addiction,” a similarly fussy list of officially approved euphemisms.

 I cannot put a happy face on this subject but I do wish that the canards of "libertarian attitudes" and "corporate greed" could be balanced with the an evaluation of the welfare state's volcanic eruption. Does it tell you something when drug dealers are arrested with dozens of EBT cards in their possession? What good are treatment centers if addicts use them to ride out periods of insolvency and to network with others who share their commitment to long-term addiction? Heaven forbid we examine other countries who have instituted policies that are more successful than ours.

Despite the author's overt bias, this is an article worth reading.



Pat Buchanan Weighs In On Trump's Syria Attack

Ann Coulter, Michael Savage and now Pat Buchanan. For a variety of reasons I used to be repulsed by all three of these people. Water under the bridge, I guess. They all seem like bold and forthright individuals now. None of the "bold leadership and decisive tone" horseshit talking points from these people. No Hannity-style ass kissing.  Just stating and restating the obvious.

Now, that gas attack was an atrocity, a war crime, and pictures of its tiny victims are heart-rending. But 400,000 people have died in Syria’s civil war, among them thousands of children and infants.
Have they been killed by Assad’s forces? Surely, but also by U.S., Russian, Israeli and Turkish planes and drones — and by Kurds, Iranians, Hezbollah, al-Qaida, ISIS, U.S.-backed rebels and Shiite militia.


Monday, April 10, 2017

At Least One Never-Trumper Makes Sense

When it comes to foreign affairs, Trump has been all over the map, which is why I find myself agreeing with Jonah Goldberg at National Review when he said that, “The strike on Syria is the single best proof that Trump has no overriding commitment to any ideological position.”



Donald Trump just calls that being “flexible.”


After eight years of Obama’s ineptitude, it’s easy to see how people would crave a man of action. But action simply for action’s sake is no better than inaction. In fact, wars have been started that way.


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Syria The Next Iraq?

From fireandreamitchell who is quoting Michael Cernovich and blaming Jared Kushner.


I can live with the one missile strike on Syria, basically to show that for all of Obama’s embarrassments and failures, he is long gone and just an anal wart on history. I do not, and WILL not support a war with Syria. Again, as I said before the missile strikes, Syria is Russia’s problem, not ours. If any country should be on Trump’s radar right now, it should be Iran.
If Trump is going to let Kusher run the war room in the White House and go full George W. Bush on us, then screw him. He will got slaughtered in the 2020 election and Republicans will lose their majorities in the Senate and the House.
Until then, I’ll hold my fire, because at this point it’s just pure speculation. But everyone needs to keep an eye on Kushner.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Ann Coulter Denounces Trump's Bombing Of Syria

 "If we wanted meddling in the Middle East, there were other candidates to vote for," Coulter said. "Trump was very clear and he was very right -- and that's why Trumpism will live on whether or not he believes in it anymore."

Coulter continued: "Trump was right, this is a tribal society, they're savages on both sides we're not exactly on the side of the angels here. We're helping ISIS and Al-Qaeda in Syria, I mean nobody's good over there but at least Assad is secular and he protects the Christians. Nobody's checked with the Christians on the ground in Syria, they're terrified that they're just going to be wiped out if Assad is gone."

"But the main point is as he said over and over and over again, including in that beautiful state of the union address, including I believe in his inauguration address: he is running to be president of America, not to be President of the world and when you see how thrilled the media are at Trump destroying his presidency over this it just makes you sick."

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=56551

I can't believe I am now siding with Michael Savage and Ann Coulter but that is where I stand,

Confirming What We Suspected: Seth Rich Was DNC Whistle Blower!

When Julian Assange offered a reward ($20,000) for the arrest and conviction of Seth Rich's killer, most of us read between the lines. Rich was a Wikileaks source.

Wikileaks released a series direct messages from US alleged “Russian spy” Guccifer 2.0 to acress model Robin Young (according to Young).
In the stream of texts the discussion leads to the DNC leaker.
His name is “Seth”…
** In November Julian Assange said Russia did not hack into the DNC servers.
Direct Messages from U.S. alleged Russian spy @GUCCIFER_2 to actress-model @robbin_young (according to the latter) http://g-2.space/sr/dms.html 

Guccifer admits he is not the DNC hacker.
He says the whistleblower is “seth”

Full story at usapoliticstoday

Let's hope the Trump DOJ provides real justice for the thugs who killed Seth Rich.

Friday, April 7, 2017

If Hillary Did The Same Thing Trump Just Did Would We Be Screaming For Her Impeachment!

Hell Yes!

Trump Betrays His Supporters And Syria’s Christians, Goes All In To Support Islamic Terrorists, The Neocon Swamp, And Its Evil Agenda

This attack by President Trump is an act of outright betrayal. Let’s not mince words- he made a promise that he would not worsen the situation with Syria. Now he has turned against this promise and acted even more aggressively than Obama has:

Trump had his chance, and he threw it in the faces of those who voted for him, choosing instead to follow in the necon path of war that Obama, Bush, and Clinton followed before him.

Please Be Reminded, Trump Loyalists, Assad Is Fighting Al-Qaeda And ISIS

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. John McCain cheered the Trump administration’s decision Thursday to strike the Assad regime, as did Syrian rebel groups which seek to impose Sharia law.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) quoted a “key figure” in the Army of Islam, or Jaysh al-Islamas saying, “Hitting one airbase is not enough, there are 26 airbases that target civilians.” The AFP article just identified Jaysh al-Islam as a rebel group and didn’t point out that the organization seeks to replace the Assad regime with a government ruled by Sharia law.
MSNBC also reported that the rebels Ahrar al-Sham “welcome US intervention through surgical strikes that would deter regime capabilities to kill civilians.” The U.S. considers Ahrar al-Sham one of the most effective rebel groups in Syria, according to a report from Stanford University. The group also worked with ISIS until 2014, is sympathetic with Al-Qaeda, and seeks to create an Islamic state in Syria.

Michael Savage On The Bombing Of Syria

All of this is on the generals. Maybe Bannon was the one fighting with the generals, the only one standing against war, and now he’s gone. It’s generals who rushed world powers in WWI, and it’s happening again. Their powers increase with war. They shouldn’t want war, they should want peace.

President Trump came on the air with me and said if he was elected, he could talk to Russia even before he took office. That’s what making peace is about.

The Dems turned it into a crime and want to impeach him over it. The generals have gotten to him and turned him from peace with Russia. And the people standing in the way of war, like Steve Bannon, are being shown the door.

This beating of the war drums with Russia has to stop.

Read more at http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/2017/04/i-am-a-conservative-peacenick-do-you-want-war-with-russia/#kbeBWEXsyouSxEzv.99

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Neocon Don Sells Out His Supporters

If we wanted Marco Rubio, we would have nominated Marco Rubio. If we wanted Chris Christie, we would have nominated Chris Christie. If we wanted Hillary, we would have voted for an habitual criminal.

Remember "America First"? Just an empty slogan, huh? It isn't one or two stray statements that had us believing you rejected impulsive foreign interventions and efforts at nation building. You had us believing you would keep us out of foreign entanglements. It was a large part of your campaign. Joke is on us, huh, Mr. President?

I guess the Left does not have a monopoly on selective compassion after all. You are moved by the dozens of or so of civilians recently killed by a sarin attack but indifferent to the tens of thousands slaughtered in Syria by conventional weapons? When it comes to phony ass virtue signaling, you can hold your own with any pompous Hollywood hypocrite.

We have gotten used to the knife in the back, Mr. President. But it still stings a little bit every single time.



Strangely Familiar But Worth Repeating

I have read articles that have said this. I have echoed similar ideas here and in private conversations.

But the gist of this editorial is well worth repeating.

But it is progressives’ total rejection of the norm of reason that is the real problem. It’s actually a wholesale rejection of the Enlightenment by those who babble loudest about being enlightened. Facts, evidence, logic – they have determined that these are horrendous obstacles to the imposition of their progressive dictatorship, and they are trying their best to stamp them out. In the place of offering Fact A and Fact B as the reasons to accept Conclusion C, they instead offer Hack Cliché A to lead to Pre-determined Conclusion B – as in “Be Silent and Obey Us.”

A conservative might argue, “Studies and experience show that the government giving free money to people tends to make them less likely to work and causes disintegrating family structures, leading to more poverty.” To which a progressive would respond, “You racist!”
Or a conservative might argue, “History has shown that military weakness and strategic indecision emboldens dictators.” To which a progressive would respond, “You racist!”
 Time to stop pretending that leftists are participating in good faith in what was the old paradigm of American politics. They aren’t, and we can’t go on as if they are. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

What If Congress Was No Longer Exempt From Obamacare?

By Phil Kerpen
The House effort to repeal and replace Obamacare flamed out in spectacular fashion and leaders in Congress seem content to move on to other issues.  But the American people continue to suffer with skyrocketing premiums and ever-smaller provider networks. About a third of the counties in America have only one insurance company left in the marketplace.  Doing nothing is an unacceptable option.
So before the president moves on to the other issues on his ambitious agenda, there is one game-changer he can personally put into the mix to give Congress a powerful incentive to get its act together and move a repeal bill forward that can command majority support: end Congress’s illegal Obamacare exemption and force members and their staff to live under the law as long as the rest of America has to.

Farkas's Comments Distorted By Farkas?

THOSE WILY RUSSIANS ONCE MORE

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Is Scott Pelley The King Of Fake News?

PELLEYNOCCIO

Perhaps not realizing that this would become a sensitive subject, "The New York Times" reported on this travesty (and probable multiple felonies) in 2015.

The headline on the website Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when its precursor served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.”
The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.
But the untold story behind that story is one that involves not just the Russian president, but also a former American president and a woman who would like to be the next one.
At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.
Hurry, before they scrub the story.


From Newsbusters:

But Pelley’s bold assertion is highly misleading. It wasn’t Hillary who was alleged to have been paid for the Uranium, it was her husband and the family foundation. And there was not one, but two credible sources who found those connections.
As many would remember, these assertions were brought up in the book Clinton Cash, which was written by Peter Schweizer.  One of his earlier books, Throw Them All Out, opened the nation’s eyes to how members of Congress take advantage of their insider knowledge and position to enrich themselves. The book was so successful that Congress was forced to pass bill limited that ability, even though they later removed it.

 Scott Pelley is a chronic, habitual and malicious liar (and a bad liar at that). To borrow from his predecessor, "And that's the way it is."

Is Comey Directly Tweeting Putin?

The suggestions were algorithmically selected based on the account I requested to follow, a significant number of which bore the last name “Comey” (Patrice is his wife). Among the various Comeys, only two of the suggested accounts lacked both real names and profile photos. And only one of these had anywhere near the “nine followers” that James Comey claimed to have. That account was reinholdniebuhr.

The Comey/Serenity Prayer Connection

Podesta's Russian Ruble Connection

Got to love those Dems. They love to accuse others of the crimes the commit.

Obama's Image Slipping On The Left? Is Now "Next Best Thing To Jesus"

How the mighty have fallen. Not too many years ago, Georgetown University shrouded the name of Jesus in black cloth prior to the on-campus arrival of "The One." We would also see a well-worn MSM hack describe Barack Obama as "kind of like God." We would lay witness to an ongoing parade of conspicuous deification. For better or worse, yesterday's deity is now "The next best thing..."

We have not heard how the ex-president is handling his downgrade. Blasphemers beware!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Anti-Trumpers Bring The Heat

I have nothing against the free exercise of the Second Amendment. A lot of Trump marches are set upon by violent mobs. All peaceful in Phoenix where both sides were armed. An armed society is a polite society.

Having said that, the anti-Trumpers pictured in the video might be guilty of brandishing their weapons

Grain Of Salt Department: James Comey And Admiral Rodgers' Body Language

I DON'T GET QUITE AS EXCITED AS THE NARRATOR

Donald Trump, Meet Conservative Principles. Conservative Principles, Meet The President You Elected

In the political realm, people who would rather be right in defeat than wrong in victory are not understood nor appreciated. The Karl Roves and John Podestas might cozy up to principled people when it is to their advantage, but behind their backs they roll their eyes and make Ferris wheel motions with their index finger swirling around their temple. They accept these quirky bastards when they march in unison but when they fall out of step...

The new Ryan Care bill went down in defeat. Wall Street Journal reports that Trump is now courting Democrats. Jeanine Pirro blamed Paul Ryan on Saturday night and the Freedom Caucus on Sunday night. Steve Bannon wants to create an enemies list, starting with House Conservatives. Professional turncoat, Glenn Beck, tired of dumping on Donald Trump and started dumping on potential No voters.  Is the honeymoon over?

Donald Trump could probably be included with the Roves and Podestas in the confused by principles department. One little spat and he is ready to scout an upgrade. Let me remind you, Mr. President, George Clooney did not take you to the prom. The cool kids laughed at you but the dorky Christian kid from the wrong side of the tracks would be your prince, Cinderella. Now you can't dance with a dude who has two right feet? Look before you leap, my friend.

Before you let Chuckie and his friends have their way with you, Mr. President, ask yourself: Will they respect you in the morning?

The previous blog post tried to explain why we can NEVER negotiate with the Left.  http://obotomy.blogspot.com/2017/03/why-we-cannot-negotiate-with-left.html   Forget principles for a moment. From an amoral, politically pragmatic perspective do you really think it will serve you to play kissy face with the Dems? Let us examine recent history.

Bush 41 posed as a Conservative. "Read my lips. No new taxes." Then we read his middle finger, he raised our taxes and soon, the political career of one of this country's best-ever resumes went down in flames. Pat Buchanan challenged him in the primaries. Ross Perot was able to get some traction and drain about 1/5 of the vote tally from Bush. Did the Dems show any gratitude for Bush advancing their agenda? Insert laugh track here.

For eight years, the Clinton Administration blamed all that was wrong in the Middle East on Bush 41. If only he had gone into Baghdad. If only he had finished the job. George Bush 43 so badly wanted to correct his father's perceived failure. So he invaded Iraq. Overnight, the Dem narrative changed. Bush 43 lied about WMD's so as to his excuse his bloodlust for brown people and to enrich Haliburton, Inc.

On the home front, Bush expanded the welfare state, promoted reckless spending and pretty much gave the Dems carte blanche. George W. Bush was arguably, the best president the Democrats ever had, even if he was a Republican. Did the Dems extend their gratitude for all of his cooperation? Insert laugh track here.

John McCain was called a maverick for his independence. "Reach across the aisle," was his unofficial motto. He has always had a soft spot for Democrats and their agenda? Did that endear him to the Dems and their media loyalists in 2008? No, they created a smear campaign against McCain and "New York Times" apparently fabricated an innuendo-laden report involving the senator and a blond lobbyist. For reaching across that aisle, McCain got his fingers burned.

Mitt Romney morphed into a virtual Democrat, creating a Massachusetts precursor to what would become Obamacare? Think the Democrats ever developed a love or respect for their ally? Where is that damn laugh track?

If such things matter to you, Cinderella, don't worry about hurting your prince's feelings. His heart has more calluses than yours. He has been dumped by beauties and beasts and everything in between. Go ahead and stab him in the back, you won't penetrate his buffalo hide. It will sting a little but you won't hit any vital organs.

Before you go sleeping around, Cinderella, try to appreciate what you already have. Do you think you will find his kind of loyalty in establishment Republicans? Paul Ryan abandoned you as soon as the "Access Hollywood" audio hit the airwaves. Most of the old boy GOP's were never on your side. Has Kristol or Krauthammer or Will ever defended you?

The conservative base is loyal first and foremost to principles like Judeo-Christian values, patriotism, strong families, free enterprise, rule of law...Principle first. Proper nouns second. If you understand that, Mr. President, you will have an ally with a loyalty so strong as to be confusing to Washington insiders. If you cannot recognize the value of your most steadfast allies, Mr. President, then you are not half as smart as we thought you were.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Why We Cannot Negotiate With The Left

It dawned on me a couple of years ago but finally crystallized in 2016 and has been reconfirmed in 2017: The conflict between The Cult of Leftism and the patchwork coalition that opposes the Left is not so much a clash of values but rather, a conflict stemming from incompatible mental processes. 
The Left is anti-rational. That cannot be understated. They might seem unprincipled or ill-informed but they are committed to Leftism and to leaders who will advance The Left. We want a courtroom battle fought under strict and unyielding rules. The Left wants to delay and disrupt proceedings, replace the judge with one of their own, tamper with the jury and rewrite the transcripts. Where is our middle ground?


Democrats have become radicalized by the left. This doesn’t just mean that they pursue all sorts of bad policies. It means that their first and foremost allegiance is to an ideology, not the Constitution, not our country or our system of government. All of those are only to be used as vehicles for their ideology.
 That’s why compromise has become impossible.
Our system of government was designed to allow different groups to negotiate their differences. But those differences were supposed to be based around finding shared interests. The most profound of these shared interests was that of a common country based around certain civilizational values. The left has replaced these Founding ideas with radically different notions and principles. It has rejected the primary importance of the country. As a result it shares little in the way of interests or values.

Greenfield's analysis is profound. It also disturbing. We are in a cold civil war that could turn hot with every tick of the clock. A genuine flesh and blood civil war might be inevitable. 
We can only negotiate with rational forces who share some common values. The Left's only objective is to conquer America. Brace yourself for what is coming.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

James Comey Is A Clinton Surrogate

In the hectic 2016 election, James Comey faded in and out of focus. I have to admit, he has fallen off my radar since November 8.

The FBI Director's behavior is, to be polite, erratic. But why be polite? On Twitter last Fall, I repeatedly called the director a dirty cop. That position has been reinforced over time.

Breitbart did a blockbuster expose on Mr. Corruption last September that I only recently discovered. I apologize for my oversight.

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/09/10/exposed-fbi-director-james-comeys-clinton-foundation-connection/

The above link reveals an ongoing, lucrative relationship between the Comeys and the Clintons. I knew about HSBC but what that one encounter could be called incidental. I did not know about Lockheed Martin, Peter Comey or the large chunks of change passed back in forth between the families. We are talking big bucks here, folks.

To compound the suspicion of corruption, it seems that Comey has tried to intimidate the muckrakers at Breitbart.

Russia? Soros? Slim? The Saudis? Wiretapping? All these things need to take a backseat to the investigation of James Comey and his relationship to the Clintons.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

An Immodest Proposal: Trump Rallies At GOP Offices

There is much to be said about the March 20 Congressional hearings starring James Comey. While the Dems used the opportunity to coordinate their partisan talking points, the more numerous GOP members left a lot of questions unasked. Gowdy, Nunes and Stefanik had shining moments but the other Republicans wasted our time.

The Republican Congress seems to have no vigor or urgency to defend Donald Trump from the Washington establishment. I don't give a damn what district they come from, they were not sent to Washington to play footsie with Maxine and Adam. It is time that they either support this administration or face a primary challenge in 2018.

On March 4 of this year, pro-Trump marches were held throughout the country. It confirmed something the opposition does not like to admit. Donald Trump faces little, if any, voter remorse. He is making an effort to do everything he promised. He seems to be gaining popularity for keeping his promises.

While the March 4 events were well-attended, they seem to have missed what should have been their target audience. The rallies should take place outside the offices of GOP Senators and Congressmen. Skip the Dem offices. We will never win with those people. Instead, try to imagine a Saturday where rallies take place outside of 241 Congressional offices and 52 Senate offices. Maybe then, the GOP could reacquaint itself with its base.

This proposal has the added benefit of allowing me to stay in my easy chair and watch the events on TV. I would love to attend such a rally but I have a Dem Congresswoman, two Dem Senators and the nearest GOP rep is hundreds of miles away. That makes this immodest proposal all the more appealing. March forth once again!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Industrious Refugee: 0.3% Employed In Sweden


Only a fraction of the many asylum seekers who came to Sweden last year have got jobs, new figures show.

Only a microscopic part of the 162,000 refugees who last year sought asylum in Sweden have so far got jobs. In fact only 494 of the thousands of asylum seekers in the labor market, writes SVT. This corresponds to 0.3 per cent of all asylum seekers that came last year.

A valid ID is all that is requires, according to the television channel, for a person who has come to Sweden to be able to work while he is waiting to get his asylum application processed.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Victor Davis Hanson: The Mythologies Of The 2016 Election

I have heard the name, Victor Davis Hanson, many times but I can't say I know very much about him. He is a conservative intellectual, I got that much. Hanson, unlike his colleagues at "National Review" and the stuffed suits at "WSJ" understands and supports Trump. Not coincidentally, he is also engaging and entertaining.

 Hanson makes about a dozen or so points that this blogger still has in the mental blueprint stage. About a dozen or so blog posts that I don't have to write because Hanson is already on it. We have a blogosphere because the intelligentsia miss and miss badly. If there were more Hansons, political bloggers might turn their attention to sporting events and block chains and forex and life.

 Agriculture has kept Hanson grounded. His understanding of root causes is absent in his fallow academics. In this video, we reap a harvest of sprouting wit and fertile insight.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Something Positive For A Change: A Bird Performing CPR

I saw something similar in my yard about a month ago involving two wild turkeys. Unfortunately, the turkey did not pull through.  Seems that one of the Youtube commentators had a similar experience.

I THOUGHT IT WAS 30 COMPRESSIONS AND 2 BREATHS

LOL: Malik Obama Posts Barack's Alleged Birth Certificate On Twitter

The usual disclaimers: I for one, never believed that BO was born in Kenya. I believe he was, as he claims, born in Hawaii. But I also believe that he might have lost his US citizenship when he was adopted by a foreign national named Lolo Soetoro. And it transcends belief--it is as factual as factual can be--that Barry/Barack promoted the false narrative that he was born in Kenya and repeated that falsehood for seventeen years via his literary agency, Acton and Dystel.

Forget Trump Tweets: Read Bannon's

For whatever reason, and yes, it has been a swift and busy news cycle, MSM are ignoring Steve Bannon's bold tweets.



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

We Aren't In Kansas Anymore, Or America Either

What is worse than Big Brother watching? Big Brothers plural watching.

The Wikileaks CIA trove is scary. They have the capacity to spy as deeply and broadly as the NSA. Probably dozens of other agencies from around the world have matched at least two domestic agencies' ability to monitor anyone at any time.

The MSM will blame Russia cum Trump for the document dump. They have become as predictable as a stopped clock. The situation is much more nefarious than that. A civil war is underway and it is currently being fought in cyberspace. But it is a real war. Make no doubt about it.

After Trump secured the nomination, Obama’s people filed a wiretapping request. As he was on the verge of winning, they did it again. After he won, they are doing everything they can to bring him down.
It was always going to come down to this.
One is the elected President of the United States. The other is the Anti-President who commands a vast network that encompasses the organizers of OFA, the official infrastructure of the DNC and Obama Anonymous, a shadow government of loyalists embedded in key positions across the government.
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