Eric Florack on February 21st, 2019

Elizabeth Warren claiming that she is native American, and then chastising even her own people for questioning the statement.

Jussie Smollett claiming that he was attacked by Trump supporters.

Colin Kaepernick claiming that he was victimized by the NFL.

Hillary Clinton claiming her plane was fired upon.

All of these and thousands more have one central theme. Victimhood.

The stance of the victim is a very powerful one, particularly in today’s society. They are not responsible, nor accountable, and therefore have no need in their own minds to change their behavior. Add to that they feel forever entitled to our sympathy, and our guilt.

Such a person is constantly blaming everybody else within pointing distance for their problems, even if the placement of such blame makes absolutely no sense. Like for example the governor of New York blaming Florida for everybody leaving New York instead of his own idiotic and destructive policies. Like the former Secretary of State blaming a YouTube video that nobody saw for Benghazi.

I’ve already pointed up earlier, a goodly number of hoaxes specifically designed to further the narrative of the left.

But notice that the central theme is always the status of victimhood. If you think about it, that’s always been the case with socialists starting with Marx, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, and of course today’s Democrat Party.

We will see endless reams of back peddling after everybody dose head first into the hoax perpetrated by Jussie Smollett. (Funny thing, you’ll never see that hoax being labeled a hate crime, as it unquestionably was.)

But we never see the attacks on conservatives like this one at Berkeley, for example. And that should tell you something all by itself.

Eric Florack on February 21st, 2019

I’ve stated often enough that I trust Snopes about as far as I can throw Michael Moore. Citing Snopes for anything… anything at all, will cause immediate hysterical laughter on my part.

So now we see how seriously Snopes investigates things. They actually went so far as to “fact-check” the Babylon Bee?

Do you understand the level of paranoia, and the lack of understanding of the world around them (Wow, reality… What a concept….) that must be present for these morons to even consider publishing this bull?

I suppose I owe them a “thank you” for confirming everything I’ve ever said about them.

davidl on February 21st, 2019

Libtard economics does not work.  As price increases, demand decreases.  Sure greedy politicians can mandate a minimum wage of fifteen dollars an hour for flipping a burger.  However they can’t force any private business to actually pay such a wage.  As Walter E. Williams say, the minimum wage is zero, -+Investors Business Daily:

$15 Minimum Wage Sparks A Jobs Recession In New York

Economics 101: When Amazon pulled out of New York, the loss of 25,000 future jobs made headlines. What isn’t making headlines are the thousands of jobs being destroyed right now thanks to the city’s new $15 minimum wage.

[…]

But those massive wage hikes come at a painful cost that backers refuse to acknowledge. They kill jobs. Just like they’re doing right now in New York City.

In just the last three months of last year, 4,000 workers lost jobs at full-service restaurants, Bureau of Labor Statistics data show.But those massive wage hikes come at a painful cost that backers refuse to acknowledge. They kill jobs. Just like they’re doing right now in New York City.
In just the last three months of last year, 4,000 workers lost jobs at full-service restaurants, Bureau of Labor Statistics data show.

Private sector jobs are offered on the the expectation that the employer will profit from the fruits of the employees’s labors.

I confess this is one I didn’t even know about. Mollie Hemingway explains…

This week ABC News reported that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe personally authorized a criminal investigation into Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his alleged ties to Russians. Sessions fired McCabe last week after the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (IG) reported his misconduct to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility. These internal overseers determined McCabe had made unauthorized disclosures to the news media and not been truthful when asked about it on multiple occasions, including when he was under oath. McCabe was long consideredone of the bureau leadership’s many leakers while still employed.

Anyone who doubts the politicization all of the FBI need look no further than this fiasco.

There is no doubt on seeing this that the FBI was being run by an out-of-control conspiracy theorist, who was hired specifically for that quality and his devotion to the deep state.

Read Mollie’s article in total.

The question now before us is how much of the FBI has been polluted below the top echelons? Given the show trial, show arrest atmosphere surrounding Roger Stone, I’d say offhand the pollution is still very prevalent in the FBI and that they are not to be trusted.

By the way regarding that, Roger stone is taking a hand in his own defense apparently. He’s leveled a lawsuit against Robert Mueller demanding proof he didn’t leak to CNN. proving a negative is one thing, but in this case for the FBI men directing where the CNN cameraman should point is camera gives a whole new definition to the phrase “show arrest”.

Eric Florack on February 20th, 2019

Some more quick items from the passing parade:

# Why do I get the feeling that AOC is being groomed as a vice presidential candidate?

# Trump has been fighting for legalization of homosexuality worldwide, and the result in cognitive dissonance is nothing short of staggering. I said at some point a few months ago that if Trump came out extolling the virtues of air, the left would be complaining that it was all a white supremacist trick. A dog whistle, or whatever.

# Speaking of dog whistles, cow’s milk as a dog whistle for white supremacists? And these are supposed to be the adults in the room.

# Speaking of Trump, checkout VDH diving headlong into the palace coup. I’m telling you, watching this is like shining a flashlight around a cockroach infested room.

# After months of telling us we are going to be disappointed in its contents, CNN is saying that Robert Mueller’s report is due next week. of course the question is how much of that’s going to be released to the public.

# I’ve said it for a long time now. The worst mistake we ever made as a country, a culture, a people is to turn the responsibility for educating our young over to the government. My online buddy Arthur Chrenkov, breaks down the results of that mistake.

Eric Florack on February 20th, 2019

How bad is it when your running for president and your parents call you out?

“Half my family is from Jamaica, are you kidding me?”

-Kamala Harris

Ahem…..

My dear departed grandmothers (whose extraordinary legacy I described in a recent essay on this website), as well as my deceased parents , must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics. Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty.”

– Professor Donald Harris, her father

And you know, I don’t think I have to add a blessed thing to that.

davidl on February 19th, 2019

Dennison of the swamp takes a bite out the New York Slims, Legal Insurrection:

In the 116th Congress, if you’re a Democrat, you’re either a socialist, a baby killer or an anti-Semite.

That, at least, is what Republicans want voters to think, as they seek to demonize Democrats well in advance of the 2020 elections by painting them as left-wing crazies who will destroy the American economy, murder newborn babies and turn a blind eye to bigotry against Jews.

The unusually aggressive assault, which Republican officials and strategists outlined in interviews last week, is meant to strangle the new Democratic majority in its infancy. It was set in motion this month by President Trump, who used his State of the Union address to rail against “new calls to adopt socialism in our country” and mischaracterize legislation backed by Democrats in New York and Virginia as allowing “a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth.”

Then last week, Republicans amped it up, seizing on a Twitter post by a freshman representative, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, which even some Democrats condemned as anti-Semitic, and ridiculing the “Green New Deal,” an ambitious economic stimulus plan unveiled by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist. Suddenly even Jewish Democrats were abetting anti-Semitism and moderate Democrats in Republican districts were Trotskyites and Stalinists.

Hat tip and reax, Sister Toldjah

What do you do when Democrats begin embracing the extreme ideas of their more radically left wing comrades? If you’re the New York Times, you whine about Republicans calling them out on it, that’s what:

[…]

First, Trump did not “mischaracterize” the abortion legislation in New York and Virginia. New York’s revised abortion law no longer criminalizes abortion at all. And Democratic Rep. Kathy Tran admitted her legislation would make third trimester abortions up until the moment of birth much easier to obtain in Virginia.

The good Sister left out gun grabbing.

First of all, the comment must be made that if CBS news is reporting this, the evidence is overwhelming.

The two Nigerian brothers arrested in connection with the assault on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett are no longer suspects in the attack. They’re now cooperating with police.

A source close to the investigation confirms to CBS News the brothers told detectives Smollett paid them to participate in the alleged attack on January 29 and that they purchased the rope — which was found around Smollett’s neck — at a nearby hardware store. The source said detectives have evidence to corroborate the sale, something the men’s attorney alluded to Friday night.

There are, I think two more important points to be made from this.

First, this is yet another hoax, designed to support the left and it’s narrative.

Secondly, let’s look at at least one person that was willing to sign on to this hoax, until it was exposed as such:

Now, of course it should be pointed out that Pelosi has since quietly deleted this opportunistic tweet, apparently hoping that nobody would notice or have captured her jumping on the hoax bandwagon.

So let’s see. The attack on judge Kavanaugh was revealed as a complete hoax.

The entire Russia collusion attack on Trump has been revealed as a hoax. The only reason that we’re still carrying on that little hoax has the Democrats are trying to figure out how to get out of this situation, without seeing any of the principals involved landing in the vertical bar hotel.

And of course there’s even the New York Times reports, albeit very quietly, this Avenue of attack started with Roy Moore.

Then of course there’s “global warming” which I spoke of earlier today which is also a hoax and has been repeatedly demonstrated as such.

As Carl Jackson points out in Townhall the other day..

Democrats like Jussie Smollett shouldn’t be able to get away with fabricating stories created to divide Americans and simply walk away with a slap on the wrist. However, since this story no longer serves its intended to purpose to destroy Trump, I suspect his left-wing media allies will sweep it under the rug as quickly as possible.

Just like Nancy Pelosi did.

Addendum:

And this woman.

And this guy.

Here’s 55 more such hoaxes… All spread by Democrats.

One more

What have I been saying?

Confirmation from Zerohedge:

Figueres admitted that the Global Warming conspiracy set by the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, of which she is the executive secretary, has a goal not of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but to destroy capitalism. She said very casually:

“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”

I’ve been saying for years that that’s all that this was ever about.

davidl on February 18th, 2019

Daily Wire:(spam)

On Friday, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) told supporters that “sensible gun legislation” is necessary in the wake of the Aurora, Illinois shooting.

[…]
“It is time to do something about, by the way, after the tragedy in what we saw happen in Aurora, Illinois yesterday. It is time to put sensible gun legislation in place…” Klobuchar said. “I actually sat across from the president at that meeting, because I have a bill, a bipartisan bill, involving domestic violence … I counted nine times he said he was for universal background checks.”
Sen. Amy Klobuchar responds to Aurora, IL shooting: “It is time to put sensible gun legislation in place.”

Daily Wire:(spam)

On Friday afternoon, a man in Aurora, Illinois opened fire at Henry Pratt Company after being informed during a meeting that his job had been terminated. The suspect killed five of his co-workers and later injured five police officers.

[…]

He was last arrested by the department “in 2008 for violating an order of protection.” However, he was most recently arrested “in 2017 by the Oswego, Illinois Police Department for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.”

The suspect obtained a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card in January 2014. Two months later, he purchased a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handgun.

“During the finger-printing and background process” for a conceal and carry permit, “it was discovered that [the suspect] had a felony conviction for aggravated assault out of Mississippi,” Ziman stated.

To libtards like Klobby the Klown, the solution is always even more goverment.  Yet the problem with Aurora shootings was not lack of sensible gun control laws.  The problem was lack of competent government.

Eric Florack on February 17th, 2019

Not my words but….

“When a sovereign nation is infiltrated by over 25 million illegal immigrants costing taxpayers $150 billion a year, accounting for 25% of felony incarcerations, reintroducing previously eradicated pathogens to a vulnerable populace, and disrupting the integrity of our elections with millions of uncovered illicit votes, I’m pretty sure these developments constitute a State of Emergency. Our Southern border alone serves as an entry point for over 90% of drug trafficking flowing into North America, but more profoundly, our homes, schools and communities.

Of course, who needs such trivial details when Blue states are providing sanctuary to wanted criminals, offering free college and preferential social services to noncitizens, and charging law-abiding citizens for their abortions and sex-reassignment surgeries while somehow labeling any vocal, outraged American as racist or xenophobic for simply demanding accountability. I, for one, am sick and tired of the double standards, insulting rhetoric and complete disregard for the rule of law. Since “legal” immigration is apparently no longer regarded as a privilege or a respected means to pursue a better life, then all aspiring trespassers and sponsored caravan invaders can enjoy the new view of wasted opportunity after “We the People” rightfully remind them why their homes have doors and walls and locks. Citizenship, unlike theft, must be earned.”~Xavier Keough

Eric Florack on February 17th, 2019

Here’s something for you to think about today…

To the Europeans reason alone was Supreme. The Americans thought moral reasoning was Supreme.

It’s pretty hard to logically deny that this was, in fact, the primary factor in the wild success this country in its first hundred and fifty years or so.

It’s also hard to logically deny that the degree to which we’ve gotten ourselves in trouble as a nation, and as a people, are directly connected to our rejection of that moral logic.

Finally, observe the political group who want to return us to that morality and the logic attendant to it, versus those who want us to be more European.

Eric Florack on February 16th, 2019

Michael Goodwin says, in part:

Andrew McCabe is a national disgrace. He was part of the most corrupt and most partisan leadership team in FBI history and was fired for being dishonest under oath.
And yet, America owes him a big thank-you.
McCabe, you see, has reminded us once again that there really is a powerful deep state, and that there has not been a full accounting of rampant FBI misconduct during the presidential campaign of 2016.
There is also still too much we don’t know about the role top aides to then-President Barack Obama and higher-ups in the Justice Department played in spying on the Trump campaign and leaks of classified information for partisan purposes.
In short, what is arguably the greatest scandal in the history of America remains mostly hidden from the public. That shroud of secrecy piles one scandal on top of another.
Fortunately, the McCabe reminder is a timely one, coming on the same day that William Barr was confirmed as the new attorney general. Barr is just the man to get to the bottom of the unprecedented plot to swing an election and later to remove a duly-elected president.

Read the whole thing.
I have some problems with Barr’s history, and thereby I wonder if he really is the best man for the job, but he’ll end up being better than Eric Holder at the very least.
I’ve seen several people from the left, people who should know better, including at least one rather prominent blogger, have suggested Andrew McCabe is a “hero”.
Its as Julie Kelly says:

“The tale we’ve been told for more than two years—that Donald Trump’s campaign team, possibly even the candidate himself, colluded with the Kremlin to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election—has been exposed as a lie. Various investigations into this alleged conspiracy are coming up empty and the accomplices are trying to change the subject. Even more pathetically, some still are clinging to the farce, desperate to salvage whatever still remains of their already sketchy credibility.”

I suggest it’s time to start asking the question, “Is there a credible Democrat left in the country? ”
Snd the bigger question after all this is done, “will we be stupid enough to give them any credit going forward?”

Eric Florack on February 16th, 2019

Ann Coulter is often right. Ann Coulter is often wrong. I have never been afraid of supporting her when she’s right, I’ve never been afraid of pointing the flamethrower at her when she’s wrong, as in this case.

Accusing the president of total capitulation on border security seems a little overheated to say the very least, given the current situation, with the president taking somewhat extraordinary steps secure the border.

She seems to have fallen into the same trap that the left has found themselves in all too frequently, under -estimating the tenacity of Donald Trump. Like him, or hate him, the one thing that you have to say about Trump is that he will not give up if there are still options on the table…and over the last two years has demonstrated that repeatedly. Interesting how Ann didn’t get the message.

Ann Coulter

Now of course, given her support of Mitt Romney for example, I can understand her emotional need here. She’s a creature all too enamored with the establishment GOP. Any chance she gets, she’s going to water those roots so to speak. But it’s not doing her credibility much good.

It would help if we could see her correcting her mistake here, but I doubt we will.

Let’s establish the playing field first…

Having done this, let’s move the discussion about Rod Rosenstein to the hypothetical for a few moments.

Just for the sake of argument, let’s say he was, as I believe, involved in a coup against the Trump Administration.

Do you really think that he’d admit such under these circumstances?

If anybody deserves firing is Rod Rosenstein, and for more than just this. The guy has demonstrated himself to be a slimy weasel of the grade that the Clintons would employ. I’ve said so on previous occasions.

Further, Rosenstein is demonstrably up to his eyeballs in this business, being the one that signed off on the falsely obtained FISA warrants to spy on Trump and his campaign and on the White House. Not just once, but repeatedly. His protests of Innocence are thereby expected, incredible, and dismissed out of hand. there is but one answer for the man’s treachery. Rosenstein should not only be dismissed from his position, but jailed.

Andrew McCabe, meantime is trying to transmit the message to the powers-that-be in the deep State, “Hey look I took one for the side”. The problem being of course it in the doing he’s exposed to the deep state and has confirmed conservatives’ worst fears.

He’s also exposed himself as actively working against the duly elected President of the United States. And there again, there is but one answer. Jail.