Eric Florack on March 20th, 2019

I know I have some leftist readers to this blog. I’d like to see them jump into the comments and defend this one.

“Reporters at the Washington Post sent just a single FOIA request to the EPA during Obama’s entire second term, and have sent 43 FOIA requests to the agency since Trump took office.”

The New York Times? Reporters there “have made 100 FOIA requests since Trump took office just over two years ago, a 669 percent increase of the number of FOIA requests it made during the four years of Obama’s second term.”

What do you suppose would account for this discrepancy?

At the risk of sounding like all Beto all the time, I submit the most recent article on the subject from The Daily Caller.

A new profile piece from The Washington Post on Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke documented multiple instances of highly disturbing behavior from the failed Senate candidate, including eating dirt and taking

poop from his kid’s diaper and putting it into a bowl and telling his wife that it was an avocado.



You know, until just recently people like this would have been committed. these days the Democrats seem bound to run them for political office.

The thing is, the Washington Post is on board with a lot of these reports. Not exactly a bastion of right-wing thoughts, the Post… Between this and my earlier reports, it seems clear that O’Rourke is not exactly the choice of George Soros.

Eric Florack on March 20th, 2019

National Review:

Beto is a brainless rich kid who yearned to be cool and wasn’t very good at it. He flunked out of punk. He failed as a fiction writer. He belly-flopped as an alternative-newspaper publisher. And he’s so clueless that his apartment was once robbed while he was sitting in it. At his pricey Virginia prep school (Woodberry Forest School these days carries a sticker price of $48,000 a year), he thought he “just stuck out so badly” because of the “monoculture” there, which the Dallas Morning News called “white, wealthy and southern.” O’Rourke was and is white, wealthy, and southern, so he couldn’t have stuck out much more than Miracle Whip at the mayonnaise convention, yet he was wounded and alienated. Or maybe not. He put this in his high school yearbook: “I’m the angry son. I’m the angry son.” Below that: “I owe you everything, Mom, Dad . . .” You have to pick one, though, don’t you? You can’t be a seething rebel and a dutiful child. You can’t be Kurt Cobain and Kenny G. One pose nullifies the other. Or maybe O’Rourke was even then trying to position himself as acceptable to all constituencies.

That’s just downright brutal. And absolutely correct.

The kind of SmackDown this kid is getting… mostly from Democrats, oddly enough… I would have expected further along the road.

In reading the National Review piece, I am reminded of GK Chesterton who wrote in 1909:

“But the new rebel is a skeptic, and will not entirely trust anything. He has no loyalty; therefore he can never be really a revolutionist. And the fact that he doubts everything really gets in his way when he wants to denounce anything. For all denunciation implies a moral doctrine of some kind; and the modern revolutionist doubts not only the institution he denounces, but the doctrine by which he denounces it. Thus he writes one book complaining that imperial oppression insults the purity of women, and then he writes another book in which he insults it himself. He curses the Sultan because Christian girls lose their virginity, and then curses Mrs. Grundy because they keep it. As a politician, he will cry out that war is a waste of life, and then, as a philosopher, that all life is waste of time. A Russian pessimist will denounce a policeman for killing a peasant, and then prove by the highest philosophical principles that the peasant ought to have killed himself. A man denounces marriage as a lie, and then denounces aristocratic profligates for treating it as a lie. He calls a flag a bauble, and then blames the oppressors of Poland or Ireland because they take away that bauble. The man of this school goes first to a political meeting, where he complains that savages are treated as if they were beasts; then he takes his hat and umbrella and goes on to a scientific meeting, where he proves that they practically are beasts. In short, the modern revolutionist, being an infinite skeptic, is always engaged in undermining his own mines. In his book on politics he attacks men for trampling on morality; in his book on ethics he attacks morality for trampling on men. Therefore the modern man in revolt has become practically useless for all purposes of revolt. By rebelling against everything he has lost his right to rebel against anything.’ (G.K. Chesterton,Orthodoxy, 1909)

I say with no small amount of irony, the Irish guy with the Spanish surname makes for an absolutely ideal leftist candidate.

South Carolina Liberty seems to feel the same way, saying in part;

As with the scarcity of hate crime perpetrators, there is a scarcity of real Democrat candidates to run against Trump in 2020.

So what are the Democrats to do? That’s easy. As with the hate crime scarcity, they have to make one up. They need an empty suit to fill.

That’s where 1/1024th “Beto” comes in. They have a man that knows nothing, has no core beliefs, and has accomplished nothing. He’s the perfect empty suit. Toss in the Green New Deal, tear down this border wall, and the 12 year apocalypse and there you are; A torch bearer for AOC. Chris Mathews gets his leg tingle and we’re off to media’s 2020 races.

Thing is, those that would vote for him, also match the parameters laid out by Chesterton back in 1909. Therefore, he stands no chance whatsoever of making it through the Democrat Party primaries.

The only question remaining is how much are he’ll take out of the room between now and then.

Eric Florack on March 20th, 2019

Hey, Ed,

Perhaps the question that should be asked is, “Has CNN ever held one of their Town Halls where it didn’t turn out to be just another left-wing propaganda session?”

Dana should have known better.

I’ve withheld comment on the shooting in New Zealand until the dust settles somewhat, mostly because the history of things, particularly recent history, is that the usual suspects will be trying to bend these events to their own political matra… And it invariably ends up being something far different, in the end. Sadly, this situation is no different.

Well at least the moron did us this favor…. he exploded, at least temporarily, the idea that leftists and socialists cannot be racist. Given the number of times that argument comes from the left, it seems important.

Then again, perhaps it’s worth noting also as my co-blogger DavidL did earlier, that “Muslim” is not a race, and that, as I have so often said before, 99% of what gets passed off as race issues are actually cultural issues….and this is a point that the left on a worldwide basis almost invariably misses.

So, I wonder if labeling this as an issue of race as the attacker did, isn’t running away from the real problem, here. Or, at least, a case of pushing the right buttons to gather attention, and promoting one’s own politics.

I consider it no small point that while many are calling this a racist attack, that in fact race had nothing to do with it.

If this was a racist attack, wouldn’t he be attacking black people in general for example? Would he have problems finding racial minorities simply walking the streets? No, he went to a mosque. He was attacking Muslims. More, He was attacking not religion, not a race, but a culture.

More than granted, it’s difficult to separate the two since historically speaking, religion has always been a cultural driver… Usually the largest…. Regardless of what culture you’re talking about.

As a practical discussion point, I have often made reference to the fact that these United States could never have been assembled with Islam or any of the pantheistic religions, or for that matter atheism, as its philosophical foundation. The culture that would come from such would never have supported the idea of the value of the individual.

That value took the Judeo-Christian ethic, and within that, Martin Luther, to bring America’s founding ideas and ideals into reality.

Those ideas, those values which respect and extol the value of the individual are “baked into” our culture, and that of most of the West.

I say this because the values espoused by the attacker clearly have no respect for the individual, the usual claims from The Usual suspects about how this guy was a right-wing radical notwithstanding.


He calls himself an “Eco-fascist,” one who combines environmentalism, racism and authoritarianism into one repulsive package. In his mind the world is dying from over-population, but over-population of the “wrong” kind. He hates capitalism, free markets, and free trade but he loves the Communist Chinese government and fascism. He takes the racist rhetoric of Donald Trump and mixes it with Marxist rhetoric about the poor workers of the world.

So what is in fact happening here?

A look at the reaction by the usual suspects gives us the clue as buddy Arthur Chrenkov suggests at The Daily Chrenk:

One of the consequences of the terrorist attack on Christchurch mosques will be an reinvigorated effort by the left to silence and censor speech and debate on topics they consider out of bounds. We on the right of politics are used to being routinely and reflexively branded as racists, bigots, Islamophobes – indeed fascists – for criticising various aspects of the left’s multicultural project, open borders migration policies, identity politics and other progressive orthodoxies, or for generally venturing to discuss topics like demography, culture, social cohesion, free speech and individualism. But when a genuine, authentic fascist commits a mass atrocity, expect a major and concerted effort to browbeat the mainstream right into silence and submission on the ground that our rhetoric and arguments are mainstreaming hate and radicalising terrorists.

He goes on:

“Mainstreaming white nationalism” is as spurious as “mainstreaming Muslim terrorism” and is a recipe for quarantining massive areas of foreign and social policy from any discussion – which is coincidentally what the large sections of the left want to achieve, as long as their views on a whole range of topics are tacitly accepted as the orthodoxy, the status quo, the norm that cannot be challenged.

Well, I’m going to challenge it. Let’s start off by pointing out the massive double standard being applied here.

49 “Gay” Americans are killed in Florida, and to my memory, nobody blamed then-POTUS Obama. A pro-communist/ pro-facist kills 49 Muslims in New Zealand, and the left loses their collectivist minds, and blame Donald Trump.

All kinds of tolerance for Omar and her overt anti-Semitism, and her head scarf, but none for MAGA hats?

Then of course there’s the ongoing ISIS attacks in the Philippines about which you’ll hardly see a thing in the press. You have to go to news sources outside the country for that.

There are reasons behind all this bias, and certainly a reason for the attacker to do what he did.

As Rod Dreher says at The Conservative American;

One of the biggest lies we hear whenever there is a mass terror attack, such as the one against New Zealand’s Muslims, is that the killing was “senseless.” It’s not without reason when ISIS does it, and it’s not without reason when people like Brenton Tarrant, the alleged NZ shooter, do it. The acts are evil, but not senseless; there is a rationale for what they do. To be clear: do NOT read me as saying Tarrant’s acts “made sense” in the general sense of the term; I’m speaking narrowly here, to mean that causation is at work. We need to know this so we can better combat things like this.

Indeed, causation is precisely why I held off on commenting on these matters until today. Problem solutions by definition require proper problem identification.

Dreher goes on in part;

He says his aim is to accelerate history by frightening people and creating conflict. In particular, he wants to cause the US to move to take away people’s guns, and the Second Amendment supporters to respond to this violently.

He wants the US to be balkanized into warring racial and regional factions, to destroy the ability of the US to project power around the world.

He was radicalized by traveling in Europe and seeing immigrant crime, by seeing how many immigrants are present, and how the dispirited native populations are dying out. Overcome by emotion, he decided that he must do something about it.
He said he chose the firearms for his attack specifically to incite an argument within the US, leading to the left attempting to confiscate guns, thereby starting a civil war.

He’s talking about the crime perpetrated by Muslims of course. He just doesn’t have the stones to say so. Again… If this was a racist attack, wouldn’t be attacking black people in general for example, be more effective to that end? Certainly, there are no shortage of minorities outside the mosques. No, he went to a mosque.

Dreher, I’m afraid, doesn’t have the stones to correctly identify this situation either. No surprise there… to some degree we’ve all been beaten down into submission over that sore point.

But the larger goals that Dreher lists here, are nigh on impossible to label as anything but extreme left-wing. Also, as reprehensible as the act was, there is causation and a logic behind it that is undeniable.

As an example, consider the call from the Prime Minister in New Zealand for tightening of gun laws there. Clearly, the attack was effective to that point at least.

I suggest that the attacker knew that was precisely what was going to happen when he started those attacks… that the attacks would give credence and leverage to those seeking World socialism, the elimination of private firearms for self-defense and so on, and that certainly into doing it would create a less powerful United States. And make no mistake, the concept of attacking Muslims in a town called Christchurch was quite intentional. Imagery is everything when you’re trying to kick start a movement. This too, while reprehensible, is also quite logical.

This is not an attack based on race… this is an attack based on culture for the purpose of left wing political pursuits. It’s really that simple.

And of course the American Press, who has long held those left-leaning ideals as well, jumped right into the fray and helped to promote that nonsense. Anything for the cause, after all.

That perhaps, is more reprehensible than the act itself. They have succeeded in giving the monster of Christchurch a voice that he would not have had otherwise.

Eric Florack on March 16th, 2019

I fear this plea will go unheeded…

You are the resounding 72-74% majority of the 5.4 Million American Jewry who have backed the Democratic Party since the sun has risen in the East. We get it; you’re for minority rights because you will forever identify as a minority. You’re forever for JFK , even though his brand of liberalism is long gone and has actually morphed into modern conservatism. You’re forever for FDR, even though it was the Republican Ronald Reagan who delivered approximately 3,000,000 Soviet Jews from bondage of Anti-Semitic leftist oppression.

The Democratic Party of the 1950s was the party of the underdog, and you’re forever the underdog, in your mind, in your memory and by virtue of our tiny demographic. Your parents and grandparents have been married to the Democratic party since before you were born, and you can’t let go of what has been engrained in you with mother’s milk. Understandable.

Today is 2019, not the 1950s. And after the devastating failure of your Party to stand with you (as Jews) unequivocally against the rabid Nazi-era anti-Semitism of Democratic Congresswoman Omar, you stand in the final hour of a critical decision, depleted of all excuses for your political loyalty. And you know it.

Read the whole thing.

Eric Florack on March 16th, 2019

What have I been saying all along? This:

McCain had denied being the source for BuzzFeed after it published the dossier, which was funded by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, but had acknowledged giving it to the FBI.

John McCain, traitor

John McCain, traitor

In a newly unsealed declaration from September, former senior counterintelligence FBI agent Bill Priestap confirmed that the FBI received a copy of the first 33 pages of the dossier in December 2016 from McCain.

In another filing, David Kramer — a former State Department official and McCain associate — said in a Dec. 13, 2017, deposition that the dossier was given to him by author and former British spy Christopher Steele, which he then provided to more than a dozen journalists at outlets including CNN, BuzzFeed and The Washington Post. The details were first reported by The Daily Caller.

The report was also shared with State Department official Victoria Nuland, Obama National Security Council official Celeste Wallander and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.

The man was a traitor. Plain and simple.



Well that didn’t take long.

Roger Kimball’s tightly constructed piece doesn’t exerpt well. I would simply urge you to go and read it. But here’s a taste…

And they’re off! Victor Davis Hanson, a classicist and military historian, has said admiring things about certain of Donald Trump’s policies — his judicial appointments, for example, his handling of the economy and attention to modernizing our military — ergo he is an intellectual in the service of evil.Hanson treats this calumny with some portion of the contempt that it deserves.

“Schoenfeld,” he writes:

… insinuates that I am a racist for not calling out Donald Trump’s alleged bigotry. For a supposed Which is precisely the reason the Weekly Standard fell over.racist enabler, I have an odd way of living — in the house where I was raised in an impoverished multiracial rural community, part of an extended family that is far from exclusively “white,” and teaching for over 20 years at a state university attended mostly by minority students, many from communities near my home. If advocating melting-pot policies of assimilation, integration, and intermarriage — and living in minority neighborhoods and putting one’s children in underperforming but diverse public schools — is also proof of past “service to a genuine evil,” I plead guilty.

That answers the ad hominem part of Schoenfeld’s effusion. What about his estimation of the president’s supposed “evil”? “Trump’s economic agenda.” Hanson points out:

… has done far more for minority job seekers than have the policies of past Republican or Democratic presidents. Unlike many of his opponents in the Democratic party, Trump does not deprecate Catholicism. He has been on the forefront in calling out the new generation of progressive anti-Semites in Congress. No president has been more adamantly opposed to abortion on demand, which has devastated the African-American community, and which a number of black leaders have called black “genocide,” and whose effects in the past have earned either at best liberal assent or at worst outright progressive support for eugenics. In 2020, for all those reasons and others, Trump may well receive a higher percentage of the black, Hispanic, and Jewish vote than, for example, Mitt Romney in 2012.

The point is, these policies have had a palpable and beneficent effect on millions of people, helping to lift them out of poverty, to secure them against the depredations of criminals and dependency-inducing government intervention. They are, in a word, morally positive policies.

And in reality, that’s where the rubber meets the road. Policy.

I ask again, in what way are Billy Kristol and his wandering band of idiots serving the purpose of conservatism?

The answer is they are not…

The election of Donald Trump was a wake-up call to The Establishment GOP as was the popularity of Ted Cruz during that election. It was actually the second such wake-up call, the first being Ronald Reagan. Remember… The Establishment was never too pleased with Reagan, either, and yet he was and remains wildly popular among the GOP rank-and-file… and for that matter independent voters everywhere. It’s a wake-up call that to a large degree has gone unheeded, particularly in the mindlessness of such as Bill Kristol, Charles Sykes, and in this case particularly Gabriel Schoenfeld.

Which is precisely the reason the Weekly Standard fell over. Nobody was buying this crap under that banner, either.

You would think that a group of people who was actually a smart as these present themselves as being, would have been able to learn something from that simple and yet earth-shaking message.

Clearly they aren’t as smart as they believe they are.

However that may be, they are most certainly not conservative.

davidl on March 15th, 2019

The current years inductees to the National Women’s Hall of Shame have been announced, from WXXI

The ten women inductees are:

Gloria Allred, an attorney who has often focused on women’s rights.

Angela Davis, a political activist and university professor.

Sarah Deer, an attorney and university professor who has worked to end violence against Native American women.

Jane Fonda, activist and actress who is a two-time Academy Award winner.

Nicole Malachowski, a retired Air Force Colonel who is a pioneer for women in combat aviation.

Rose O’Neill, from 1914-1918, O’Neill was well known as a “suffrage artist” during the suffrage campaigns in the United States.

Louise Slaughter, the longtime Rochester-area Congresswoman who died last year.

Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Laurie Spiegel, a composer, artist and computer programmer, known for her pioneering work with several early electronic and computer music systems.

Flossie Wong-Staal, a world renowned molecular biologist and virologist and one of the pioneers in research on HIV, the causative agent of AIDS.

The class is not totally devoid of merit.  That said let us hope that none of Angela Davis’ former conspirators are still in the bomb making business.

Every time a Hollywod slut filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit, you could count on Allred being here lawyer.  As for local and former Congresscritter
Louise Slaughter, she left behind two legacies, one a quick wit, and two some weird obsession on spend tax dollars on cho-cho trains. Jane Fonda only achievement is being a traitor.

Eric Florack on March 15th, 2019

You’re going to hear an awful lot today about the shooting at the mosque down in New Zealand. The Usual suspects are going to be spending a great deal of time trying to tag this guy has a right-wing terrorist. The facts are a little different, however.

He calls himself an “Eco-fascist,” one who combines environmentalism, racism and authoritarianism into one repulsive package. In his mind the world is dying from over-population, but over-population of the “wrong” kind. He hates capitalism, free markets, and free trade but he loves the Communist Chinese government and fascism. He takes the racist rhetoric of Donald Trump and mixes it with Marxist rhetoric about the poor workers of the world.

What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is someone who destroys the myth that leftist by definition cannot be racist.

One can certainly understand why the left is trying to do this… they’ve been waiting quite a while for their gun-grabbing politics to be justified. They must have seen this as a golden opportunity.

Well, they’re going to have to wait a bit longer I guess.

Eric Florack on March 15th, 2019

In general…

For the sake of discussion, let us take the composite view of all of the things that the people running for the Democratic nomination have coughed up with those far. The ideas, promises, the government programs, the five year plans, so on. Let’s imagine that the Democrats got everything they wanted. If by some stroke of bad luck that would happen, what would we get?

The answer of course, lies somewhere between California and Argentina.

The Democrat Party is no longer the party of Bill Clinton, having rather successfully separated itself from its moderates. It is the party is Barack Obama.The Looney Toons are now running the show. Say what you will about Bernie Sanders normalizing socialism with the fact of the matter is that Obama and his socialism was what enabled Bernie Sanders to do his thing.

With that as a setup, let’s get into the individual candidates.

I have my doubts Bernie Sanders is going to progress very far in this presidential run of his.

It’s a little difficult to promote a 79 year old as being a standard-bearer for a party of young ideas, and particularly with the spectacle of the smoking ruin of Venezuela, and its connection to Bernie Sanders style socialism, never very far out of the sight of the electorate, no matter how self-absorbed the Democrat electorate is these days.

The irony here is that the Democrats have spent the last three years calling Donald Trump self-absorbed… yet, when we’re talking about Democratic candidates for a given office, self-absorption appears to be a positive boon …at least in their mindlessness.

The final irony here about Bernie Sanders is that both he and Hitler claimed to be Democratic socialist, are of Jewish extraction and both, apparently encourage anti-semitism.

Yeah, that’s going to go over large. The only positive thing about Bernie running is that he will be taking a pound of flesh from each of the rest of these wannabes.

Speaking of self-absorbed, Robert Francis O’Rourke seems to be a measure of the confusion within the Democrat Party these days, and ultimately the desperation thereof. The pull quote from his most recent magazine article on the cover was “I was born to do this.” The operative word being “I”. Both self-absorbed and feeling entitled not unlike Hillary Clinton last time around.

If the Irish guy with the culturally appropriated Spanish nickname seems to you like the second coming of Obama, you’re not far wrong.

The Obama/Clinton circle of friends has their fingerprints all over this guy.

Let’s face it, the only thing he’s got going for him, (past the association with the Obama-Clinton crime family) is that culturally appropriated nickname and the looks of Bobby Kennedy. It strikes me that after generations of trying to separate itself from the Kennedy legacy, Camelot 2.0 is probably not going to excite very many Democrats.

His campaign slogan, “We’re doomed” does seem to lack a certain something.

Taking another cue from Obama, the man is the ultimate empty chair. From what we’ve seen so far he’s even better at it than Obama was. Even assuming he makes it through the primary, he’ll never make it past the general… And I get the sense from watching the Democrats that they know it, too… At least a goodly chunk of them do. Remember, gang, this guy spent a hundred million dollars trying to win a senate seat and still lost.

Kamala Harris is not going anywhere, either. The woman has serious credibility issues. (How bad is it when your father denounces your identity politics?)

Even aside from her wack doodle liberalism, I’ve already written to some of this. She’s one of those people who believes in spite of all existing evidence that man can be perfected by means of legislation …if we would only do her bidding. For all but the most devoted socialist, her candidacy is a complete non-starter.

Hillary Clinton and her people continue to make noises about how she’s not completely out of the race, but frankly, she stands the chances of a three-legged cat in a dog show… her biggest problem is the trail left behind her.

That’s a situation which is only going to get worse as more and more comes out about the origins and the management of the Russia hoax, and how the FBI has been protecting her. indeed, once that all comes out, the Democrat brand will be beyond damaged. Such damage will be a challenge for anyone to overcome not least the group of individuals that caused it. With about everyone desperate to disassociate from her… (see also, rats, sinking ship) She’s going nowhere.

Creepy Uncle Joe is the kind of

person that you invite to family parties cautiously, because you never know what’s going to pour out of his mouth or who he’s going to try to feel up.

Let’s face it gang, Obama is in reality the worst POTUS in history. When they were looking for someone to make Obama look good, Biden was uniquely suited to the task, which is in fact the primary task of the vice president, anyway. Even though he’s actually leading in the polls, (a point which I find both amusing and informative as to how bad the rest of the Democrat field is being perceived, even by Democrats) the reality is that his candidacy isn’t going anywhere either.

I’m not even going to bother with Elizabeth Warren, having already written to that situation.

In total, the field of Democrats thus far running for the office of POTUS can be viewed this way:

Like the 12 alarm fire shown above, even a quick glance at the situation reveals that not a one of them is going to be standing for very long. Even in the view of Democrats there isn’t one of them that does not have serious issues.

And with each one of the candidates trying to out -liberal the other in an effort to gain traction among the low-information voter,they are taking away any chance they might have in the general election.

Personally I’m buying popcorn, to pop over this forthcoming bonfire of Democrats.

Yeah, that David Kramer…. the guy who was working for John McCain.

Now do you understand why I think John McCain is a traitor? He was part of this deal of trying to overturn the election.

From the Washington Examiner:

Fired FBI agent Peter Strzok told Congress last year that the agency “did not have access” to Clinton Foundation emails that were on Hillary Clinton’s private server because of a consent agreement “negotiated between the Department of Justice attorneys and counsel for Clinton.”

That agreement was revealed in newly released congressional transcripts from Strzok’s closed-door testimony at the House Judiciary Committee on June 27, 2018.

When asked by then-majority general counsel Zachary Somers if “the Clinton Foundation was on the server”, Strzok testified that he believed it was “on one of the servers, if not the others.” But Strzok stressed that due to an agreement between the DOJ and Clinton, they were not allowed to search Clinton Foundation emails for information that could help in their investigation.

Well, look, we always knew the fix was in. That said, several questions spring from this revelation.

First of all… everybody had the same access to those transcripts that the Washington Examiner did. So why isn’t the mainstream media going after this?

Secondly, on what basis, and on whose authority was that exemption from prosecution granted?

It is increasingly looking like the release of these transcripts was the reason that Nancy Pelosi backed off on impeachment. clearly her mind has been slowing down lately, but it hasn’t slowed down enough where she doesn’t understand that it’s a little difficult to push for impeachment when your party is up to its pipiks in a criminal scandal of this nature.

Propers to Doug Collins….

Probably a Cascade effect. Traffic that would usually be heading for Facebook ended up going for the others.

Twitter managed to stand up under it all, perhaps providing the first public service since it opened up.

From from what I’m hearing, an attempt to correct a relatively minor problem cost of database overload. Anyone who runs WordPress will understand that one.