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.

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.

davidl on April 20th, 2017

Ok Bill O’Reilly is a jerk. However being a jerk is not a federal crime. The liberals now have another scalp and they smell blood in the water.

Vanity Fair: Exclusive: After Bill O’Reilly’s Ouster, Fox Executives Fear “There’s More to Come”

Daily Beast: Choking, Harassing, and Loofahs: Women’s Allegations Against Bill O’Reilly Piled Up for Years Before His Demise

No charges, no evidence, why should the Daily Beast be believed?

Blondie to the rescue?

Hollywood Reporter: Ann Coulter Vows to Speak at Berkeley After University Cancels Her Appearance

A taxpayer supported public university cancels an invited speaker after libtards threaten to riot.

Note that Janet Napolitano, UC Tsaz, does not consider the topic of immigration to be too controversial for her special snowflakes, from Red State:

Coulter planned to speak on immigration, the same topic former Mexican president Vicente Fox spoke on during an appearance at the school in February – a fact Coulter brought up to The Hollywood Reporter:

That dear readers is called viewpoint discrimination, and that is what fascists do.

This is the reason…

“One respondent said that during a recent six-month attempt to add to staff for a new product, two-thirds of applicants for assembly line jobs were screened out before hiring via math tests and drug tests; of 400 workers hired, only 180 worked out.”

That comes down to a grand total of 15% that was successfully employed.

Education is certainly part of the deal. Or rather the lack thereof at the hands of government schools. There’s no longer any doubt that we need to remove government from the education business. St.Louis that’s only half the tale.

The other half is the cultural shift away from the traditional American work ethic. In part that’s due to the abdication of the educational role from the parents to the governments.
Remember what I said a few weeks ago?

Absent the effort to allow the culture back into the role and value set… The perceptions of morality, of right and of wrong, that it had at the founding of this country, we are not going to save it.

Do you understand, now?

Eric Florack on April 19th, 2017

I’ve written several times over the years in these spaces about Bill O’Reilly, most of it negative. On the whole I really couldn’t Possibly care less that he is now out of a job.
I am forced to complete the patterns of this thing. Consider a couple other Bill’s. Bill Clinton and Bill Cosby. 

Let’s also consider Clarence Thomas.

I will quickly point out the list of democrat sex scandals is quite a bit longer and more substantial certainly than Clarence Thomas’s was.

Notice however that not a blessed one of them was prosecuted or drummed out of office unless there was a severe Democrat Party political need to do so. That by the way includes Cosby, Justice Thomas, and now Bill O’Reilly. Their crimes? Not being leftist, that’s creating the dire political need for them to be expunged from public life.

I honestly don’t know it Bill O’Reilly is guilty or not. But for the purpose of this conversation it really doesn’t matter all that much. Because as the long list of democrat sexual escapades proves, guilt or innocence has nothing to do with Democrats attacking.

I suggest that what we are seeing is another political hit.

davidl on April 19th, 2017

Declaration of Independence, from US History:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

Signing the Declaration amounted to signing your own death warrant. Why? From Dictionary:

[D]ivine right of kings definition

The doctrine that kings and queens have a God-given right to rule and that rebellion against them is a sin. This belief was common through the seventeenth century

So the social justice warriors, or special snowflakes, don’t want the power of free citizens, they demand the divine power of kings, from Reason:

“There’s nothing outrageous about stamping out bigoted speech,” read the subhed of Slate writer Osita Nwanevu’s piece responding to the Murray episode. The election of Donald Trump to the presidency has, in Nwanevu’s view, dealt a blow to the idea that “those with the best command of facts and reason… will emerge victorious.” The implication: the entire project of using reasoned debate to overcome harmful ideas in place of brute force might therefore be worth abandoning. How the worthy cause of halting Trump’s anti-cosmopolitan agenda could possibly be served by a further retreat from liberal values is left unexplained by the author.

King George III deemed it a hanging offense to question his so-called divine right to rule. Likewise bigoted social justice warriors at Claremont declare their supposed god-given right to declare what speech is acceptable and which is not. None dare call it freedom.  I having none of it.  Are you?

Eric Florack on April 19th, 2017

Here’s the takeaway from that special election in the 6th District of Georgia…

The party of equality, of Feminism,of the Women’s March and of supposedly breaking glass ceilings just dumped around $10 million to run a privileged white male. Against a woman. And, lost.

Eric Florack on April 19th, 2017

Says Glenn:

OBAMA’S LEGACY: ‘I hate white people’: What man screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ told police after he was arrested for randomly shooting dead three people on the streets of Fresno, California. “Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, was arrested shortly after the rampage. His victims were all white males apparently chosen at random.”

All that eliminationist rhetoric from Democrats is having an effect on the weak-minded.

Well, no.
It may be his legacy, but don’t be trying to blame Obama for this. The problem existed before Obama did. Indeed, nobody would know who Obama was absent the problem already existing before 2008. As I said at the time, Obama is a symptom, not the cause.

The problem? Its right here…

The mental midgets who choose to refer to all immigration both legal and otherwise, as just immigration seem to be in shock to learn their boycott of the term illegal immigration does make our immigration laws null and void, from Immigration Prof

The Trump administration’s “no-holds-barred” approach to undocumented immigrants appears to be having an impact. Maria Sacchetti of the Washington Post reports that “Immigration arrests rose 32.6 percent in the first weeks of the Trump administration, with newly empowered federal agents intensifying their pursuit of not just undocumented immigrants with criminal records, but also thousands of illegal immigrants who have been otherwise law-abiding.”

Otherwise law-abiding. Well I suppose aside from robbing a few banks and murdering a few people, the late Clyde Barrow could also be described as law-abiding.

Eric Florack on April 14th, 2017

I’ll get into the strategy of using mother of all bombs in another post. But for the time being, I want to attack something that I’ve been seeing going on. I’ve seen cost estimates on this thing running as high as $314M for just this one bomb.

Of course the whine is that we can feed a lot of poor with that kind of money. 
Well, first of all even if that number were true, if you don’t defeat Isis the poor are going to be the least of your problems. 

That said, let’s dive into these figures a little bit and dispel some of the rumors being spread.

The procurement of four MOABs was commissioned in October 2009 at the cost of $58.4M, ($14.6M for each bomb).

That includes the R&D.

As of the other day, we had a total of 20. The $314M figure is the cost of all 20 bombs.
Are we clear on this?

davidl on April 13th, 2017

From Above the Law:

Awful news from New York: Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam has been found dead, a day after she was reported missing. Her body was found in the Hudson River. Judge Abdus-Salaam was the first African-American woman, and the first Muslim, appointed to the New York State Court of Appeals — the highest court in the state.

This smells fishy but that is mere speculation on my part.   Then all unwitnessed deaths should be treated a homicide.   That said, there is a smell to the story, apart from the death itself.  One of threefold victim hood.  The late Judge Abdus-Salaam is lauded for being one, a women; two, a black and last, a Muslim.    Not one of these traits reflects on Abdus-Salaam’s standing as jurist.

However Kathryn Rubino’s story does reflect, in a negative manner, on Abdus-Salaam’s standing a jurist. For Rubino can’t seem to describe Abdus-Salaam as a judge without describing the judge’s politics:

On the court, Judge Abdus-Salaam was among the most reliable and steadfast liberal voices, regularly siding with vulnerable parties — the poor, impoverished immigrants and people with mental illnesses, for instance — against more powerful and established interests. She also tended to lean toward injured parties who brought claims of misconduct, fraud or breach of contract against wealthy corporations.

In my book when a liberal describes a politician as reliable, it means he is bought and stays bought.