Eric Florack on December 4th, 2018

Since WDOK in Ohio decided to pull “Baby it’s Cold Outside” from its playlist because someone was offended, I feel that these other holiday songs must also be removed as they are offensive as well. Do so immediately.

1. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus: subjecting minors to softcore porn

2. The Christmas Song: Open fire? Pollution. Folks dressed up like Eskimos? Cultural appropriation

3. Holly Jolly Christmas: Kiss her once for me? Unwanted advances

4. White Christmas? Racist

5. Santa Claus is Coming to Town: Sees you when you’re sleeping? Knows when you’re awake? Peeping Tom stalker

6. Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Everyone telling you be of good cheer? Forced to hide depression

7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Bullying

8. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: Forced gender-specific gifts: dolls for Janice and Jen and boots and pistols (GUNS!) for Barney and Ben

9. Santa Baby: Gold digger, blackmail

10. Frosty the Snowman: Sexist; not a snow woman

11. Do You Hear What I Hear: blatant disregard for the hearing impaired

12. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: Make the yuletide GAY? Wow, just wow

13. Jingle Bell Rock: Giddy up jingle horse, pick up your feet: animal abuse

14. Mistletoe and Holly: Overeating, folks stealing a kiss or two? How did this song ever see the light of day?

15. Winter Wonderland: Parson Brown demanding they get married…forced partnership.

Now, of course the whole thing here is absurd. But the question to ask yourself is exactly at what point did it become so?

davidl on December 4th, 2018

Former bartender and Congress Critter-elect Democratic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims, with no convincing evidence, to have studied economics.  One wonders just where, from Daily Caller:

Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York slammed the electric car company Tesla Monday night for failing to give American taxpayers a return on their “investment.”
Ocasio-Cortez made the jab during a climate change town hall organized and hosted by self-proclaimed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

[…]

“When we as a public choose to invest in new technologies, we deserve a return on that investment,” Ocasio-Cortez said while talking about the broader Progressive agenda to fund renewable and green technology research with taxpayer money.

Funny about this so-called public investment.  Nobody ever asked me if I was fine with shoveling public tax dollars at Elon Musk.  Investors, public or otherwise, are not entitled to a guaranteed profit.  Rather they entitled to open and honest disclosure of the known risks and potential rewards.  Moreover, there were myriad of willing potential investors to put their hard earned money on a wise and prudent investment opportunity.  That is if Musk able to make his case.

I am sure that Musk tried.  Nobody other than a complete idiot was take on the government as a partner, and Musk is no complete idiot.  So Musk tried, and Musk failed.  He then took his tin cup to the federal government.

Eric Florack on December 1st, 2018

You’re going to hear an awful lot of lot of laudatory as regards to Mr. Bush this morning. In truth, he probably deserves most of it.

(Re-read the first para, and then proceed…)

Thing is, I’ve been seeing an awful lot of examples of what I would consider to be false respect in the last several hours that turns my stomach.

Obama for example…

It was reported this morning that Obama visited with Bush a few days ago. He said, apparently last night:

America has lost a patriot in the humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush. while our hearts are heavy today they’re also filled with gratitude. Not merely for the years of service you spend as our 41st president but for the more than 70 years he devoted in service to the country he loved.”

Well written, obviously written in advance, and hitting all the politically correct buttons. And also about as disingenuous as they come, if you take into consideration the way the Bush family was treated while they were still a threat to Democrat power.

I have made no secret over the years of my disdain for the GOP establishment of which the entirety of the Bush family is a part. I have repeatedly said in these spaces that not a one of them was actually conservative,but rather big government establishment Republicans of the Rockefeller/globalist persuasion.

More than granted, that he was arguably more conservative then Bubba and Barry were as Predident, but then again, that’s not all that much of a hurdle is it?

I have also repeatedly suggested that the only reason that Reagan accepted Bush as his running mate was to quiet the clamoring in the GOP establishment for ‘balance” to the ticket. For the Establishment Reagan was far too conservative. Still is, for that matter, which accounts for the objections to Trump today, and how the establishment has been about tearing Reagan’s legacy down for the last 40 some-odd years.

So it is that I look with a jaundiced eye toward the comments being made by such as Obama this morning.

Not only is it easy to praise on someone who has died…( being I suppose, the thing to do and so very politically correct… ) but in truth the Bush family was never very much of a threat to the left and their agenda anyway, regardless of their screaming about it at the time.

Look carefully at that quote from Obama. Now, replace Bush’s name with Donald Trump…. Someone who is working tirelessly against the leftist agenda and it was certainly is not beholden to the GOP establishment. Can you possibly imagine Obama saying such things about Donald Trump?

I suppose it 20 or 30 years we will get the chance to see. Frankly, I doubt it.

Remember, with Democrats it always comes down to whatever happens to be the biggest threat to their power at the moment. Under these conditions it’s far easier to be politically correct. False praise is always the easiest thing to do and takes no courage whatsoever.

By the way I gather that arrangements are being made for mr. Trump to attend the funeral. This is a rather marked contrast so what happened with John McCain

davidl on December 1st, 2018

George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President, has been reunited with Barbara:

HOUSTON (AP) — He was the man who sought a “kinder, and gentler nation,” and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips — he would not raise taxes. He was the popular leader of a mighty coalition that dislodged Iraq from Kuwait, and was turned out of the presidency after a single term. Blue-blooded and genteel, he was elected in one of the nastiest campaigns in recent history.

George Herbert Walker Bush was many things, including only the second American to see his son follow him into the nation’s highest office. But more than anything else, he was a believer in government service. Few men or women have served America in more capacities than the man known as “Poppy.”

Bravo Zulu.

Eric Florack on November 27th, 2018

Observe the following photographs, taken on the Mexican border;

Is is there anything about this little fiasco that hasn’t been staged?

By the way there’s a few other things that we haven’t been told about.

Eric Florack on November 27th, 2018

Would somebody please explain to me why Muller seems to feel that a 2013 meeting between Paul Manafort and Julian Assange is of any importance at all to his supposed Russian collusion investigation?

Is his argument to be that Paul Manafort knew back in 2013 Trump was going to run for president? ( Much less make it through the primary process?)

Eric Florack on November 27th, 2018

So the General Motors answer to the East German Trabant, the Chevy volt, is no more. With yesterday comes the news that they’re discontinuing that and it’s stablemate the Chevy Cruze…

Of course this is the car that Obama promised to buy… And then bought many thousands of them, with your money, in an effort to promote the thing.

Leaving aside arguments about its lack of build quality which believe me I’m sympathetic to, the fact of the matter is this thing was powered by coal. Coal that, of course it’s Chief promoter, Barack Hussein Obama, had declared war on.

The real story here of course is government-mandated fuel economy, a subject I’ve written of previously.

The real problem of course is the governmental “too big to fail” complex, along with a certain Democrat Party affection for unions in the most they bring in when their backs get scratched, as the UAW certainly did in this case.

Now, of course, reality has begun to set in. Nobody’s buying the cars the government wants them to buy… the build quality is absolute garbage, you can’t fit a family into those things, the reason that they were built in the first place has turned out to be a complete farce that is global warming. If you don’t what I’m saying please take note of the idea that Ford did the same thing a few months ago…. The only cars that are going to survive this purge in the Ford line are the mustang and trucks.

Put simply the American car manufacturers cannot survive with the business being redesigned as the Obama Administration and the Democrats in Congress redesigned it this is precisely what I’ve been saying since 2009… And the reality of it all has finally taken hold.

Next step? American car makers refusing to sell their vehicles in the people’s republic of California. I’m telling you, it’s going to happen.

davidl on November 27th, 2018

From Daily Caller:

In the event that Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith wins the Mississippi runoff election on Nov. 27, the makeup of the Senate Judiciary Committee will shift in favor of the GOP, with a seat currently held by a Democrat flipping red. Consequently, the most junior Democratic member of the committee, will likely be squeezed out.

“Not only would it be unconscionable to remove the only African American woman from the committee, but Senator Harris also is the most skilled questioner on the entire panel,” Brian Fallon, the former press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, said according to The Washington Post. “Whatever options they need to consider, removing Harris should not be one of them.”

[…]

Democrats have been urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to expand the Judiciary Committee so that Harris can preserve her seat, however, no other Senate Judiciary Committee members thus far have offered up their own seats so that she can remain on the committee, including Blumenthal.

It would seem if Kamala Harris is but only half as bright as Mrs. Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon suggests then a more senior but less gifted democrat member of the Senate Judiciary committee would be more than willing to voluntarily step aside in deference to Harris superior gift and for the good the party.  Their plenty of not so gifted democrat senators on the committee.  I am looking at you, Diana Feinstein, Cory Booker, Patrick Leahy and Dick Blumenthal.  How can such senators fail to recognize and cede to such a political bright light?

davidl on November 27th, 2018

The dying gasp of Government Motors, GM to end production of most sedans, from Detroit News:

Production stoppages at five General Motors Co. plants signal that the automaker — like its U.S. rivals — will stop building most sedans and small cars.

On the chopping block are six four-door GM cars following the automaker’s decision announced Monday to idle three assembly plants and two transmission plants in efforts to save $6 billion by 2020. The Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala, Cruze and Volt, and Cadillac CT6 and XTS will no longer be produced when GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, Lordstown Complex and Oshawa Assembly plants go dark next year.

Memo to the media, Mitt Romney, for once, was right. Bailing out General Motors was not a very good idea.

Note to the American tax payers, the United Auto Workers took you to the cleaners.

Note to Dumbo, b/k/a Barack Obama, should have listened to Mitt, from BreitBart:

Six years ago, President Barack Obama promised to buy a Chevy Volt after his presidency.

“I got to get inside a brand-new Chevy Volt fresh off the line,” Obama announced to a cheering crowd of United Auto Workers activists. “Even though Secret Service wouldn’t let me drive it. But I liked sitting in it. It was nice. I’ll bet it drives real good. And five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and drive it myself.”

Now it looks like Obama will not get his chance to make good on the promise. General Motors announced Monday that it would cease production of the hybrid electric plug-in Volt and its gas-powered sister car the Cruze.

[…]

Obama, who once described the manufacture of these cars as “jobs of the future,” could not be reached for comment.

In a free market, companies have to produce what the public is willing to buy. In a Bernie Sanders, socialist, economy, companies produce what the government tell them to.

davidl on November 26th, 2018

Some things never change. Paging Marie Antoinette. Let them eat cake:

Anti-government protesters clashed with French police on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday, leaving the famed avenue shrouded in tear gas on another day of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron.

Some of France’s top political scientists say the grievances expressed by the protesters show the hallmarks of a populist movement, representing a rejection of the country’s out-of-touch elite.

The anger centers around a hike in the diesel fuel tax, which has gone up seven euro cents per liter — nearly 30 cents per gallon — and will keep climbing in coming years, according to Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne. The tax on gasoline is also to increase four euro cents. Currently, gasoline costs roughly 1.64 euros a liter in Paris — $7.06 a gallon — which is slightly more than diesel.

Hat tip, Robert, Small Dead Animals.

Private jets for the anointed elite.  Ox carts for the peasants.

davidl on November 24th, 2018

AOC, b/k/a Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rips a page out of Algore’s playbook.  Refresh me Eric, when did Algore’s latest doomsday scenario expire?  From Hill:

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called on the U.S. to act “urgent[ly]” after a report from the federal government found that climate change is expected to have an enormous impact on the country in the near future.

[…]

“People are going to die if we don’t start addressing climate change ASAP,” wrote Ocasio-Cortez on Friday following the report’s release. “It’s not enough to think it’s ‘important.’ We must make it urgent.”

We must believe AOC.  After all she is collage educated economist who was working as a bar tender.  She not like Algore who flunked out of seminary school.

Eric Florack on November 24th, 2018

So I open Facebook the other day and get an example of leftist idiocy on guns….

32 people sick from romaine lettuce, all lettuce taken off store shelves nationwide. Over 30,000/year dead from guns—nothing!

To which I respond:

The difference is probably accounted for by the fact that very few people use lettuce as a method of self-defense.

Idiots.

Eric Florack on November 23rd, 2018

So now we see Muller is trying to involve Julian Assange and Wikileaks into the Russian collusion story. This is desperation on stilts.

Is revealing in their own words how corrupt the Democrats are… (and then letting the voters decide how to respond to that information)… collusion with a foreign power, or is it what the supposed mainstream media would be doing, if they were chasing Republicans?

Face it guys, those e-mails got out because of the absolutely horrendous (to the point of being non-existent) security on DNC servers.

Rather like the security that the Chinese we’re able to bypass on the computer systems of other democrats for example Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi and so on.

And then of course there’s the non-existent security on the bathroom server of Hillary Clinton which the Chinese also had Direct access to, as did the Russians and everybody else on the planet, it would seem.

But we’re spending our time chasing Julian Assange. Why? Because Democrats got hurt by their own stupidity and somebody has to pay.

But when the country gets hurt by the Democrats lack of security and the Democrats are still in power, it all magically goes away.

Funny, that…

davidl on November 22nd, 2018

The Americans by Gordon Sinclair, video:

Happy Thanksgiving.

Addendum, Eric

Davud I don’t think you know about this little bit of history because I don’t think I’ve ever related it here.

Living along the southern shore of Lake Ontario you can pick up a lot of Canadian stations. The day that this editorial was originally broadcast, I was home sick from school, a rather nasty cold. and of course I immediately went to the radio and started listening to stations within about 500 miles. WJR, WGR, WKBW, CJBQ, the now-defunct CJNH CBL and so on.

It was by mere chance that I happened across 1010 just about the time Sinclair opened his Mike. I can remember thinking to myself when I originally heard it on that cold day that Mr. Sinclair was probably going to be losing his job. But two things negated that… one the near godlike status he had and they broadcasting community in the Toronto area being a fixture at CFRB for many years… And of course the way it caught on.

There are records here in the states and at least two of them in my possession of Sinclair giving this talk.. (on the Avco embassy label) and another read by Byron MacGregor of the same editorial… (on another label which I believe to be an offshoot of the TK label out of Hialeah Florida.. ) which proved at least around the Rochester area to be the bigger seller.

Every once in awhile an event like that comes along to remind us of who we are.

Eric Florack on November 21st, 2018

Attention Chief Justice John Roberts

If the judiciary is as independent and unbiased as you claim, why is it that the Democrats have put on a show for the entire world every time a Republican president nominates a Supreme Court Justice, for the last 50 years?

I would advise you to have a word with Mr Justice Thomas for openers. Then wander down the hall and have a beer with Mr Justice Kavanaugh. Seek their opinions on the matter. I think that very quickly, you’ll see what an ass you’ve just made of yourself.

That is all.

By the way somebody is better tell Reuters News service.