Somehow I get the impression that we’re not talking about people that are named Jason and Nigel here.

Eric Florack on May 22nd, 2017

Yes I know, it’s been a while.

Been having application problems with the WordPress client on my phone and with Art Smith’s help we finally got it squared away.

And now, I am faced with the Monumental task of catching up. Perhaps this is the fastest way…

  I have long since come to the firm conclusion that there is absolutely nothing that anyone who is not a Democrat can do to stop the Democrats from going postal on us. Let’s face it, those people are losing their minds.
The thing is this hasn’t anything to do with Trump. Nothing whatsoever to do with a specific charges. Nobody, and I mean nobody is managed to come up with anything that even remotely resembles a crime much less one of impeachable levels. 

A brief thought experiment demonstrates this clearly.

Imagine, just for the moment with me, we got an actual conservative in the office… Ted Cruz. Can you imagine the Hysteria coming from the left would be anything less than they are right now?

And one thing more. The left knows full well who is running Congress and that any moves toward impeachment must get by Congress. It isn’t going to happen. They know this. So why pursue it? (And yes I know that cries for impeachment of started to die off already. But being what they are it’s going to take months before it changes altogether.)

Take an inventory of what they have gained. They have managed thus far to slow down if not outright stymie the overturning of Obama. They know that the policies that do that are going to be successful in the long-term if they’re ever given a chance. While they’re screaming about Donald Trump, there’s no serious investigation going on into the crimes of Hillary Clinton for which there is much more proof.

Have you ever seen a raccoon that was cornered? That’s what we have with today’s Democrats.

They’re attacking Trump because the Democrats are fighting for their political lives. Not because of Trump per se.

davidl on May 21st, 2017

You know you are losing when Maxine Waters is the face of your movement, via Clarice Feldman, American Thinker:

[Maxine Waters] said that he had ‘no credibility.’ I assume you support the president’s decision, then, to fire his FBI director.” Of course, the operative word in Alexander’s statement is “support.” And supporting Trump is a bridge too far for Maxine Waters. She responded, “No, I do not — necessarily — support the president’s decision.” She went on to say, “If the president had not gone all over — If the president had not gone all over the country praising him about the way he handled Hillary and the e-mails, if the president had not said he had confidence in him, if the president had not said he was a part of his team…”

Just as Waters was building up a good head of steam, Alexander interrupted to ask, “I understand in the past he was praising him. But if you said that FBI Director James Comey had no credibility, wouldn’t you support the fact that the president, then-candidate Trump, now president Trump, made the decision to get rid of him?” Her answer? “No. Not necessarily.”

[Snip] Before it was over, Alexander did get Waters to admit that there was one possible set of circumstances where firing Comey would be all right. He asked, “So if Hillary Clinton had won the White House, would you have recommended that she fire FBI Director James Comey?” Waters did not hesitate for a moment to answer. The answer she gave was free of disclaimers such as “not necessarily.” She said, “Well, let me tell you something. If she had won the White House, I believe that given what he did to her, and what he tried to do, she should have fired him. Yes.”

Waters has no problem with a president firing James Comey for pure spit, if the president is Hillary Clinton.   However she stark raving mad because President Donald Trump fired the incompetent Comey

As for the independent counsel to investigate the Trump campaign alleged collusion with the Russian, where is the crime:

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Given that there is no evidence of any federal crime, I suggest the appointment of an independent counsel is in of itself unconstitutional.  Or what were the target but a liberal, what the media would call a witch hunt.

davidl on May 10th, 2017

Chuckles, a/k/a Charles Schumer meet John Kerry, the king of the back flip.   Chuckles was against former FBI director James Comy, from Washington Examiner:

Schumer: No confidence in Comey

Before Chuckles was for Comey, from Hill:

Schumer to Trump: Comey firing a ‘big mistake’

Game show host 1, Senate democrat leader 0.

davidl on May 8th, 2017

Joe Scarborough blows off First Amendment, via Legal Insurrection:

“I’m sorry, don’t want to bring religion into this, but if you are a Matthew 25 Christian and you believe what Jesus says, that we will be judged on how we treat the poorest among us, then there is no legislative justification for cutting $650 billion in health benefits. And then turning around in the same bill and benefiting the richest among us $800, $850 billion.

I’m not judging anybody. I’m just saying, if Paul Ryan or somebody had asked me beforehand, I would say, you can’t do it politically, and I’m not being self-righteous here, because I’m the last person to be self-righteous, but you can’t do it morally either.“

Well I do agree with Joe on one point, he is sorry. Biblical charity Joe is what you do with your money. On the other hand, greed is what you want to do with my money.

If Joe will withdraw his support for imposition of his particular view of Christianity, I will not support the imposition of Sharia law, which likely result in Joe’s girl friend being stoned to death.  Deal?

davidl on May 6th, 2017

It was not Travis Gettys’s finest hour.   He stares racism in the face and fails to recognize it, from Raw Story:

Students angrily confronted a white New Orleans teacher who insisted he could use the most notorious racial slur because it had been drained of its meaning through overuse.

Video recorded Thursday by students at Ben Franklin High School, recently ranked as Louisiana’s top public high school, showed the permanent substitute teacher explaining his position as students angrily and profanely challenged him, reported The Times-Picayune.

“That’s racist as sh*t,” one black student says to the teacher, identified only as “Coach Ryan.” “Why can you not understand that it’s racist for a white man to say ‘n****r’ to a black man? It’s f*cking racist.”

If you labeled a water fountain for whites only, I am sure that Gettys would call that racist. Yet Getttys seems perfectly comfortable with an under educated black youth declaring that the word nigger is reserved for use by blacks. As the black youth does not object to blacks, or non-whites, using the word nigger, he does not feel that the word nigger itself is inherently racist. Rather, the black youth labels the word racist when it is used by his teacher, who is white. Again, not because the black student believes word itself is racist, but rather because of the what the student infers the intent of his teacher is. Lacking information to the contrary, quite possible due to do the quality or lack thereof of Getttys’ reporting, I would assume the intent of the teacher was to teach. Quite evidently the teacher message failed to reach the black student.

A Google search on nigger returned nearly eighteen million hits.

davidl on May 5th, 2017

Proof that even smart people can come up with stupid ideas, from USA Today:

It’s no secret that physicist Stephen Hawking thinks humans are running out of time on planet Earth.

In a new BBC documentary, Hawking will test his theory that humankind must colonize another planet or perish in the next 100 years. The documentary Stephen Hawking: Expedition New Earth, will air this summer as part of BBC’s Tomorrow’s World season and will showcase that Hawking’s aspiration “isn’t as fantastical as it sounds,” according to BBC.

There is no place in our solar system suitable for colonization, and no way to get to any suitable planet outside our solar system. However I would be in favor of a one way colonization of say Mars provided the settlers consist of the staff and leadership of the United Nations.

davidl on May 2nd, 2017

Little Donny, a/k/a Donald Trump, suggests he meet with a third world dictator under the right circumstance, from CNN:

He has extended a White House invitation to Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte, a leader who has defended the assassination of journalists and condoned extrajudicial killings in the name of his war on drugs.

In multiple interviews, President Donald Trump has also heaped praise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, calling him a “smart cookie,” and saying he would be “honored” to meet with him under the right circumstances.

Reaction, the media soils their nappies.    Now set the Way Back Machine to the year 2008, from Polifact:

[Question] “Would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea, in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries?”

“I would,” Obama said. “And the reason is this, that the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them — which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration — is ridiculous.”

From enlightened to scary in the course of eight years.   Now when Obama regime talked to the Iranians, nobody but nobody, represented United States interests.   I would expect that the Trump administration would represent both our interests, along with those of the civilized world.   As for speaking with your enemies, I endorse the approach of how U.S. Grant talked to R.E, Lee.

Eric Florack on April 29th, 2017

The question has been raised why the inability on the part of the Republicans to eliminate Obamacare in total.

Remember, I predicted this a couple of years ago, the very morning after the vote was taken in the then Democrat run Congress…

So what do we have here, in total?

We have a bill that took massive amounts of corruption, and quid pro quo , to get passed.  The fact is there was more corruption in the writing and passing of this bill and then what the Democrats have offered as heretofore, which is of course is saying something.

We have less health care, fewer doctors, longer wait times, all of these points in ample evidence in every situation where government driven health care has taken over. The history of the thing should have been alarming enough to cause the vast majority of Americans to reject the bill. (Oh, wait… they did that. Never mind)

We have more government bureaucracy, including a large expansion of the IRS, a debt load that makes our debt heretofore seem minuscule by comparison, and an inability to react a global military situations as they arise, even within our own borders.

It remains to be seen whether not the American people will react appropriately to this breach of trust … (after all the vast majority of Americans, even the majority of Democrats wanted nothing to do with this bill ) … but the bottom line is that if that mattered, the Democrats would not pursue this course in the first place.  They now have socialism built into our Healthcare system.  Even assuming a large turnover to the Republicans come November the chances of overturning this monstrosity seem small at best>

It’s as I’ve been warning for many years now. Once government grows outside of its constitutionally limited box it is nearly impossible to put it back inside that box. This is particularly true when “benefits” are involved.

Obama always knew full well his plan was not going to work as such. That was not the point of ramming that bill through. The point was to place Healthcare in the hands of government, knowing full well that as a result of its Healthcare would forever be the exclusive province of government.

I Won, was against greed before he was for greed, from Fox News:

Fox Business reported that Obama has agreed to speak at a Wall Street conference run by Cantor Fitzgerald LP. The speaking fee will be $400,000, which is nearly twice as much as Hillary Clinton, his secretary of state, and the 2016 Democratic Party candidate, charged private businesses for such events.

Obama has agreed to speak at Cantor’s health care conference in September and will be the keynote luncheon speaker for one day during the event, people at the firm told Fox Business. These people say Obama has signed the contract, but the company, a mid-sized New York-based investment bank, is waiting to coordinate with the former president before making a formal announcement.

“Is there an irony here because he spoke incessantly about the income gap and is now earning from those same people he criticized? Yes it is,” said Hank Sheinkopf, a Democratic political consultant. “Should we expect it? Yes, we should because all former presidents do this. He went on the attack against Wall Street and now he’s being fed by those same people he called ‘fat cats’. It’s more hypocritical than ironic.”

“Mr. President, at what point will you think you have made enough money”, video:

What service, that is commodity, does your speech provide?  You can’t eat a speech, which only acerbates global warming.
Addendum: Eric

To expand on David’s last paragraph, I’d like you to consider something about all this.

The people paying this money has a rather healthy balance sheet. One does not achieve a healthy balance sheet by paying exorbitant sums with no return. Clearly the people investing here are expecting something in return. Shouldn’t we be asking, what?

davidl on April 27th, 2017

snark2.jpgThe Snark of the Day, Kate:

“The people being fired at ESPN today aren’t being fired because they are bad at their jobs, they’re being fired because ESPN’s business is collapsing. That collapse has been aided by ESPN’s absurd decision to turn into MSESPN, a left wing sports network…

Hat tip: Small Dead Animals

As for being fired despite being good at my job, been there, done that.

As for ESPN, it has been said that a fish rots from his head.

davidl on April 25th, 2017

Nobody ever said Slow Joe, b/k/a Joe Biden was smart.  Well a moron in Detroit followed Slow Joe’s advice and faces twenty-years in prison, from Vibe:

A 19-year-old Detroit teen now faces up to 20 years in prison for what he claims was an accident. Juwan Plummer has multiple charges against him, including intentional discharge of a firearm in a building causing serious injury after shooting two police officers he thought were breaking into his home.

[…]

Plummer’s father, Vincent Redd said his son was shaken up from an attempted break-in the week prior and said he didn’t know the officers were called to the neighborhood to investigate suspicious activity. “They’d been looking at this house and that house,” Redd said. “He was in the basement and he heard a noise on the side of the house coming towards the front.”

That’s when Plummer fired a single-shot through the front window in hopes to scare away who he assumed were burglars. Prosecutors last week said that however wasn’t the case because the two officers were in full uniform and allegedly knocked on the door. Plummer alleges he didn’t hear a knock.

Video:

Joe, may the Lord have pity on your soul.

davidl on April 25th, 2017

Dateline Florida, from NY Daily News:

A vicious brawl, involving more than 50 teenage boys and girls, erupted at a Florida mall.

The disturbing video of the fight was shared on social media, featuring a large group of teens pummeling each other outside a Rue 21 clothing store inside Orange Park Mall. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened Saturday.

Dateline California, from Daily Caller:

Dozens of young people reportedly mobbed an Oakland train station over the weekend, annexed one of the train cars, and robbed passengers.

Two people suffered head injures from the alleged crimes, reports SFGATE, an online news site run by the San Francisco Chronicle, citing witnesses.

The incident occurred Saturday night at Coliseum Station, one of the most convenient stops to access the Oakland Raiders’ official NFL stadium.

MSM mantra, if it doesn’t fit the narrative, we won’t report   Time for constitutional carry on the federal level.

davidl on April 25th, 2017

Keith Olbermann, the Howard Dean of cable news, fears a comeback by Bill O’Reilly, from Variety:

Don’t assume this is Bill O’Reilly’s Last Loofah.

Obviously, nothing would please me more than to be wrong about that. But everything from industry gossip to his own angry farewell statement to the tectonic changes in video news consumption implies that I’m not.

[…]

i still get asked if the nearly 10 years (over two terms) I spent gleefully clubbing O’Reilly over the head every night on MSNBC was some kind of publicity stunt or upwards punch or forged rivalry or all three. While on any given night during the cable wars of the ’00s those descriptions might have fit, it was and is my sincere belief that Bill O’Reilly was and is a danger to the democracy. The same chest-thumping, thinly veiled attitude of white superiority, and the subtle undercurrent that if O’Reilly said it should be 1962 again then God Damn It, it was 1962 again, presaged his only public friend Trump’s election. Beyond that, the more we see a president try to operate while his frontal lobe is melting and he’s struggling to remember exactly what he just saw on Fox, the more I’m convinced Trump’s worldview (or more accurately, his worldblink) is based on half-baked ideas O’Reilly threw out over free milkshakes they got in their free seats at Yankee Stadium.

O’Reilly has something of which Olbermann a/k/a Bathtub Boy*, can only dream – to wit talent. Maybe Bathtub Boy should thought about going to something other than an ag school?

As for O’Reilly, he has the bona fides with the audience. He just needs an end run around the sponsors problem. Do I hear Ezra Levant calling?

[*]video:

Eric Florack on April 25th, 2017

I will stay right up front that I don’t like Sean Hannity. Never have, really. That dislike has grown over the years… particularly since he got so solidly on the train with Donald Trump who is also not a conservative. I’ve always thought Sean Hannity was a poser and that proved it.
All that said, this little tidbit coming off the wire earlier this evening cemented something that I’ve been saying for some time now.

Debbie Schlussel, a former Fox News guest, appeared on a local radio show on Friday and recounted an incident where Sean Hannity purportedly asked her to a hotel, and when she rebuffed his advances, she claims, she was ostracized by the network star. The story has since gone viral garnering headlines like “Sean Hannity Accused of Sexually Harassing Fox News Guest” in publications like The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post. In an interview with LawNewz.com on Monday morning, Schlussel is denying that she was ever sexually harassed by Sean Hannity. While Schlussel stands by her description of the incident, Schlussel told us that she doesn’t believe what happened between the two amounted to sexual harassment by any legal definition.

“I would never accuse him of that. Sexual harassment has a special meaning under the law, and I would never accuse him of that,” Schlussel, an attorney herself, said.  Schlussel said the interaction happened in the early 2000’s when Hannity was in Detroit taping a show.

As I say, this is for the proof of what I’ve been accusing the left of all along, which is using the charge of sexual harassment to eliminate political enemies. All of which raises questions not only about the charges being levelled against Sean Hannity but against Bill O’Reilly who I also don’t particularly like, Bill Cosby, and so many others.

And by the way I still can’t figure out why anyone takes the Huffington Post seriously about anything.

Bill Clinton was unavailable for comment as of this writing.