Eric Florack on December 11th, 2019

Some more stray thoughts that occur to me is I run through my day:

# Nancy Pelosi tells us that is she is now for impeaching the president and the reason is according to her, national security.

It strikes me that a lot of evil has been committed over the years in the name of national security. That said, however, the larger point to be made here is we’re talking about the Democrats… a group of people that wants open borders unlimited immigration and wants to take away our ability to defend ourselves by removing our guns. Exactly how does this constitute being concerned about national security?

# I’ve gone over the Horowitz report.

Leaving aside the first- day spin from the Democrats, it’s devastating to the FBI and frankly proves that the entire investigation was nothing more than a hoax, and that the FBI was nothing short of an enforcement arm of the Hillary Clinton campaign. Of course, the FBI is now telling us that the CIA was to blame. And, certainly, there is some blame there, given John Brennan… Who, it should be noted, blames the FBI. This swamp draining thing is fun, isn’t it?

# The above statement should not be construed as suggesting that there wasn’t criminal activity going on, even at the outset. There is no way on God’s green earth that what are being characterized as inaccuracies and omissions, were not intentional. 17 different “errors” and they all benefit one party’s agenda? Sorry, no sale.

# Tom Brokaw seems to feel that people trusted the news media before social media came along. Ummmm, no, Tommy boy. Put down the crack pipe, and step away. It’s just that now that our voices are being heard. The fact of the matter is, we never trusted you, and because of social media we know we’re not alone in that mistrust.

# I spent some of my evening watching this business down in Jersey City develop. Listening to the police scanner there. It would appear that they targeted a heavily Jewish neighborhood, these attackers. And before you start talking about removing guns from society, they also had a rather sizable pipe bomb. Personally I’m just waiting for word that Islam was involved in this. I’m also curious as to how long it takes until somebody decides it’s all Donald Trump’s fault.

davidl on December 10th, 2019

It may have taken Speaker Pelosi’s Clown Car Circus, but the ‘rats have long last found their Quid Pro Quo, from Elizabeth Vaughn, Red State:

Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) managed to extract a major admission from Democratic Counsel Daniel Goldman this afternoon at the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearing. In the clip below, Collins runs through former Vice President Joe Biden’s now infamous boast about threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid to Ukraine if the President refused to fire the Prosecutor General who was investigating natural gas company, Burisma Holdings. Then he asks Goldman, “Did [Biden] ask for something, request something, and hold something of value?”

Goldman replied, “He did.”

Video:

Mrs. Pelosi’s stooges have already written the charges. All the Republicans have to do is to change the names.

Note, Goldman attempted to defend Slow Joe Biden, by urging that Biden was only following Barrack Obama’s policy. So much for the fiction of a scandal free administration.

Eric Florack on December 8th, 2019

I’ve seen the usual anti-police suspects complaining about what happened in Coral Gables the other day.. and it strikes me as duplicitous that almost invariably these are the same people who complained bitterly about the actions ….or perhaps more correctly the inactions… of the Broward county sheriff’s office incidental to the mass shooting at the Majory Stoneman Douglas high School.

Folks, you can’t have it both ways.

If you’re going point blame at the police about the policies and procedures followed in this case, then don’t complain when law enforcement takes on the procedure used in the Majory Douglas Stoneman High School case… That being essentially standing around doing nothing.

Of course, there is another solution… Allowing individual citizens to be armed so as to defend themselves against such happenings.

That said, as to Coral Gables, let’s wait till the investigation is over before we hang anybody, okay?

Eric Florack on December 8th, 2019

Observe, by way of Bruce

https://youtu.be/ON5SrpHzpVY

Says Bruce, quite correctly:

This video perfectly illustrates the point. What you see here is blatant racism. Racism on a stick. You can’t be anymore racist than is this young woman. And she does everything that she accuses whites of doing. Stereotyping an entire race based on the color of their skin and basically calling them inferior because they can’t help what they are. But she is completely blind to that. Listen to the assurance with which she speaks her hateful ignorance. Notice how she hasn’t any appreciation for the irony of what she says, or it’s hypocrisy.

That’s today’s left.

Exactly so. The next time somebody claims there’s no such things as a black racist, show them this. Point out that this is the basis of their entire argument.

Thing is, however, there’s more to this than just what Bruce mentions. They’re using these arguments because they work towards an unstated goal. Power. And how do they intend to obtain that power? Through the unbridled use of government.

Of course the trouble with this, aside from the obvious, is that the government was how we got into the situation they supposedly object to in the first place. Democrat governments.

I’ve held off on saying anything here on the blog how about this guy because there’s been an awful lot of stuff floating around.

This however seems quite legit and would explain quite a lot:

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The saga continues; David Hogg is not only a crisis actor ready and willing to look good for the cameras in times of trouble, he is also a confirmed puppet for the Podesta funded Center For Amerian Progress. Looking back on his Tweets, we found that David Hogg’s first posts were dedicated to the Podesta organization. He was excited about his new journey and ready to end sexual assault once and for all. On the surface, an organization dedicated to stopping sexual assault sounds noble and appealing, but the fact that it’s a Podesta project can only leave us wondering if their intentions are as good as they say they are.

Well, no, not really. I don’t wonder about this at all.

Somebody’s going off the reservation…

For Americans still confused why exactly Democrats want to impeach President Donald Trump – something about Ukraine, maybe? – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has helpfully clarified that it’s all about Russia and always has been.
Briefing reporters on the impeachment inquiry on Thursday, Pelosi (D-California) made sure to point out that “this isn’t about Ukraine, this is about Russia.”

“Russia. It’s about Russia. Russia invading eastern Ukraine …all roads lead to Putin. Understand that.”

That may come as a surprise given the Democrats’ recent line of argument that Trump must be impeached because he tried to force new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open a corruption investigation into the gas company that had Joe Biden’s son Hunter on its board – a “quid pro quo” that qualified as bribery and election interference, somehow.

There are three things going on here.

1: This is to begin with, a second pass on an already monumentally unsuccessful advertising campaign. The Democrats spent years trying to convince everybody that Donald Trump was a Russian agent, only to have that blow up in their faces on national television. The thing is though, as any advertiser will tell you, repetition is the key to a successful ad campaign. so, they’ve got to keep this nonsense up and keep hoax alive, as long as they can.

2: The recognition that the Ukraine scandal that the Democrats themselves created out of whole cloth as a plan B, wasn’t working for the desired goal.

At the moment they don’t have any other plans, so now to revert to plan A again. (It took them long enough… let’s face it the whole thing was blowing up the moment that transcript got released…)

3 Finally, and most importantly, remember that Nancy Pelosi didn’t want anything to do with impeachment until such time has Donald Trump started making moves toward investigating corruption by Americans in the Ukraine. Americans who include John Kerry’s stepson, Hunter Biden, and Paul Pelosi… The son of the speaker herself. Now that it looks like the investigation into that corruption is turning up Democrat after Democrat and elite after elite, Nancy Pelosi is going all Mama Bear on us. She is desperately trying to divert attention away from those misdeeds.

We’ve been saying for some time that the Democrats were due to implode very shortly. I don’t know, but it seems to me that this is possibly the earth- shattering kaboom we’ve been looking for.

Eric Florack on December 6th, 2019

Observe:

Joe may be slow but he’s not that stupid.

One of two things is going on here. Either the gentleman in Iowa was coming a little too close to the Target for Joe’s comfort, or the plan has always been for Joe Biden to lose enough momentum so as to make it reasonable to drop out of the race, at which point Hillary Clinton swoops in.

More likely, both.

davidl on December 6th, 2019

Chuckles, b/k/a Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D – Y) says that the process Speaker Nancy Pelosi is running in the House is fair, from PJ Media:

“I’d remind my colleagues if the articles of impeachment are indeed passed by the House, Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans must work with Democrats to set the parameters of a fair and impartial trial. Every member of the Senate should support a fair process. The House is running a fair process now. We must do the same in the Senate if it comes to that. All week, I have been urging my Senate Republican colleagues not to spread or even speculate about the dangerous myth that Ukraine, not just Putin, interfered in the 2016 elections,” he added.

I say if Chuckles is on the record that Mrs. Pelosi is running a fair impeachment process, the he should be fine living with a republican Senate version of it.

One, the Senate should adopt pure republican rules with utter no democrat input. Democrat only rules are fine in the House. These rules should insure that the President has total control of both the permitted witnesses and all the questions.

Two, I suggest a ratio of three witnesses for the President and one for the House. The President should call all the witnesses that were vetoed by the House, to include the Bidens, Senior and Junior, Chairman Adam Schiff and Speaker Pelosi.

Three, I would like see gross violation of the privacy of all key House democrats. Let us see Pelosi and Schiff’s private phone records and numbers.

That is all.

As we have noted here several times before, under Obama, economic forecasts went down “unexpectedly”…. Usually a couple of weeks out from the initial report which needed to be revised down to be more accurate.

With the Trump Administration, it’s the opposite.

The Trump Economy is blowing away expectations with the economy adding 266,000 jobs in November, far surpassing the anticipated 187,000 economists predicted. The unemployment rate also dropped to 3.5%.

As Matt Margolis observes in his piece today… if you’re running for president and you’re a Democrat it’s a bad day.

Eric Florack on December 6th, 2019

Just some thoughts that have occurred to me over the past 48 hours or so. These are the thoughts that I haven’t fully fleshed-out into a full article but that I think still deserve mention.

# If money in politics was the problem, if elections could be bought, Donald Trump wouldn’t be in the White House. He was seriously outspent by Hillary Clinton to the point where the Democrat party is still financially recovering. By the same token, that magnificent moron, Bloomberg, for all his money, can’t seem to find any traction. Money is not the problem in politics.

# The Democrat argument against investigating Joe Biden and other Democrats involved in Ukraine doesn’t seem to make any sense at all.

What is the Democrat party’s argument here? Are they saying that because A is a political opponent of B, that B’s criminal history should not be investigated? If that’s to be their argument then what is the basis of the prosecution of Donald Trump?

#I have written in these spaces often enough about the subject of morality. In my most recent writings on the subject I skirted the issue of how we arrive at morality As I as I have said in previous writings, Stalin Hitler Pol Pot Che Guevara, Mao, and so many more all operated under the illusion that their actions were in response to a moral imperative… and yet, the number of dead behind them are staggering. so, now we see Democrats operating outside the law for what they consider to be their moral imperative.

#By the way, Daniel Best didn’t kill himself Neither did Thomas Bowers. There seems to be something of a pattern developing here. Jeffrey Epstein was unavailable for comment.

Eric Florack on December 5th, 2019

A Bits Ballcap tip to Rodger Simon as he moves from PJM to the Epoch Times.

Eric Florack on December 5th, 2019

Found on a scratch pad… Written quite a while ago and for some reason never posted. I’ll put this up in its raw form, and let you sort it out.

Paul Kengor now on Glenn Beck radio and discussing his new book:

Asserts that the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II in 1981 came down to the Bulgarians through Soviet GRU *from* Yuri Andropov.

Very interesting, and I don’t doubt it….

I said at the time:

Not only does this point seem accurate to me, it takes on an ironic significance and disturbing feel, given the current pope and his brand of socialism.

It brings to mind among other things…. the rather sudden and almost totally unexplained abdication of his predecessor. If we are concerned about the supposed influence of the Russians on recent elections, can we just ignore that the possibility, nay… the probability… Is that the Catholic church has been influenced as well in this?

http://www.onepeterfive.com/pope-communists-think-like-christians/

I have to say that since that time I have seen absolutely nothing that will convince me that that’s not precisely What’s Happening Here.

Facebook Vice President of Ad Product Rob Goldman tweeted Friday that he can “very definitively” say that swaying the election was not the main objective of the Russian actors that meddled in the 2016 elections using social media, but rather sowing discord was their goal.

Why it matters: Facebook executives have been saying for months that the majority of Russian ad spend occurred after the election, meaning the objective of the Russians was to cause disruption and division among Americans, not tip ballots.

Goldman says few outlets are reporting their intent this way because “it doesn’t align with the main media narrative of Tump and the election.”

While I view most things involved with Facebook suspiciously, this one strikes me as absolutely true.

So let’s assume for the moment that the Socialists are attempting to cause disruption and dissension. They’ve been doing this for Generations now and in a variety of ways.

It seems to me that one of the most effective ways to accomplish the goal is to sew mistrust in Christianity, as Marx desired. Like it or not, Western culture is based in the judeo-christian ethic.

But now Ponder. we’ve just spent the last few years watching the far left in this country trying to take out Donald Trump by any means necessary. The linkages between the former Soviet Union and any other socialist country on the planet is impossible to deny.

I’ll leave the implications to you.

Eric Florack on December 5th, 2019

Steve Kruiser addresses the question of what we learned from yesterday’s hearing

Nothing. We learned nothing.

OK, we learned that Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan is a pinched, bitter woman who probably has daddy issues she’s been carrying throughout her life.

Naturally, her maladjusted nastiness turned her into an instant folk hero for the foot-stomping Left.

Rounding up a few academics to complain about any Republican isn’t exactly a daunting task. That’s like wandering around Hyannis Port in the summertime and bumping into a drunk Kennedy.

The Democrats are preaching to their cult-of-outrage choir and nothing more.

I’m not convinced it wasn’t anything more than that. It is true, that this entire television based kabuki dance has been to reinforce the far-left base.

And there’s a number of commentators out there today who are suggesting that the hearings yesterday didn’t change anybody’s mind about much of anything. On that point I disagree:

Pamela Karlan

Do you remember where I spoke of the anger upwelling, just recently? I’m telling you point-blank Pamela Karlan succeeded in galvanizing that anger…. and if you thought the fire of that anger was hot before, you should see it today. It’s my suspicion she (along with, it should be noted, Jonathan Turley) have been successful at bringing a number of rank-and-file Democrats to the realization of just how hateful, and desperate these people are.

If there’s an amusing part of all of this, it’s at the Democrats are digging their own political graves here, and they act like they don’t know it… Her attack on 13 year old Barron Trump was successful at raising a laugh from the swamp creatures, but it will be a costly one to them.

And just think… this individual would have been on the Supreme Court had Hillary Clinton won the election.

As an aside to Stanford University, why is Pamela Karlan still occupying your Halls? Why is she still drawing a paycheck?

She does your credibility no good, because she has none.

As for Jonathan Turley, I was most aggrieved to hear of his impending suicide.

Eric Florack on December 3rd, 2019

In discussion with a self-proclaimed “environmentalist” just now…

Let’s assume for the moment that the environmental problems that you state actually exist, and that we can do anything about them, much less that we had any role in their Creation in the first place.

Can you offer up any solutions to said problem without invoking the power of government, to force everybody else in the world to do what you want them to do?

As I’ve noted before, It’s always government that these people run to. Every single one of their plans depends on a dictatorial government. Freedom depends on a healthy skepticism of any use of government power. yet, these people not only embrace governmental power, they worship it. Not only are they willing to bend the truth in order to get it they’re willing downright lie.