Eric Florack on October 6th, 2017

It amuses me no end that so many leftists in this country have conniption fits about the fact that Americans can hold and utilize firearms and yet they don’t seem to have any problem at all with the little gargoyle in North Korea having nuclear weapons.

Wasn’t the idea about saving lives?

The death toll in Las Vegas while tragic was minuscule in comparison to what we see on a monthly basis in Chicago.

I thought the idea was about saving lives.

davidl on October 6th, 2017

The Bitsblog Nina Burleigh Award, for being a political whore goes to Ashley Judd.   Background on Burleigh, from Wikipedia, 1998:

“I would be happy to give him[B.J. Clinton] a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their Presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs.”

2007:

“I said it (back in 1998, but a good quote has eternal life) because I thought it was high time for someone to tweak the white, middle-aged beltway gang taking Clinton to task for sexual harassment. These men had neither the personal experience nor the credentials to know sexual harassment when they saw it, nor to give a good goddamn about it if they did. The insidious use of sexual harassment laws to bring down a president for his pro-female politics was the context in which I spoke.”

Feminists don’t care how a man acts.  Rather they only care about his political positions.

Ms Judd is a feminist, from Rush Limbaughm on Inauguration Day, speaking of her President:

I am a naaaaasty woman. (cheers) I didn’t know devils could be resurrected, but I feel Hitler in these streets. A mustache traded for a toupee. Nazis renamed the cabinet. I am not as nasty as your own daughter being your favorite sex symbol, (cheers) like your wet dreams infused with your own genes but, yeah, I’m a nasty woman. A loud, vulgar proud woman.

Limbaugh speaking of a Judd encounter with Harvey Weinstein:

Weinstein was staying at the Peninsula in Beverly Hills and she got a meeting, long time ago, was a budding actress. She was gonna get to meet Harvey Weinstein. She gets up there and he’s in a bathrobe and asks if he can either give her a massage or if she wants to watch him take a shower. And she said it’s Harvey Weinstein, I can’t insult him, but I gotta find the fastest way out of there. So she was sexually harassed. And Weinstein is a prototypical liberal and you’ll find pictures of him and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton all over the place.

So Ms Judd feels free to insult her President, as is her right, but she found herself unwilling to offend a sexual predator, a man who might give her a role in a movie.   Ms Judd may choose to describe herself as nasty, her right.  I call her weak.

As to Mr. Weinstein either he become expendable, as former successful movie producer, or is collateral damage in the attempt to kneecap any future presidential run for Mrs. Clinton.

davidl on October 5th, 2017

Michelle Obama, thinks of women as a democrat cattle class.  That is they should just shut up and do as told, just like cattle.   Inez Feltscher Stepman, Federalist:

“As a white woman, I personally find this [lack of a unanimous female vote] to be extremely disappointing,” laments Lauren Levinson on the popular fashion and beauty site PopSugar. “No matter what your stance on the economy, foreign policy, or other issues, we women must rally together to elect a candidate in 2020 who openly respects our gender, takes sexual assault seriously (and hasn’t been accused of it), and will actively campaign on behalf of women’s rights, be it the choice to have an abortion or equal pay.”

Points:

One, white men do not vote a unified block, and nobody dares to suggest they should. So why does Ms Levinson want to deny to women the some power to think for themselves as men.

Two, why does Ms Levinson simple dismiss economics, save for so-called equal pay, and foreign policy.  Are women voters not suppose to care about their husband’s or children’s ability to support her family.

Three, Ms Levinson is confused.   Women are not a gender, a property of nouns, but rather a sex.   Ms Levinson confuses a god given trait with a mere social construct.

Four, as to sexual assault, the term is so vague as render it meaningless.   Needless to say, specific crimes should be reported to the appropriate legal authorities.

Five, does Ms Levinson support the right of a mother to kill her unborn child without either the knowledge or consent of his father or does Ms Levinson support equal rights for women?   Ms Levinson has make up her mind.

Six, it is already illegal for a employer to pay the different sexes different pay for doing equal work.    Men and women receive different pay because they tend to do different work.

davidl on October 3rd, 2017

Say what you will about San Juan mayor Yulin Cruz. She just isn’t very smart. She got duped by CNN and Anderson Cooper effort to make her look like a fool. See the photo.

Mayor Cruz is complaining about the lack of federal response which if she would only turn around, she would see. Maybe Mayor Cruz wants us to believe that is she doesn’t look at the aid, it does not exist.

Hat tip and reax, American Thinker.

Anderson [Cooper] didn’t ask why supplies that are so desperately needed by the people were being used as a photo prop instead.

He also didn’t comment on the fact that nine days after Hurricane Maria hit, “Less than half of the 8,000 members of the Puerto Rico National Guard are on duty” according to the Washington Post. Or how the Teamsters Union, a branch of the Democrat Party, refused to deliver supplies, instead using the hurricane as contract negotiating leverage.

Obviously, Mayor Cruz believes in the Ray Nagin and not Ronald Reagan school of leadership. If as Mayor Cruz says “people are dying”, then confiscate the idle trucks and muster up some citizens for truck driving duty.

San Juan Mayor Yulin Cruz, the Bitsblog Boob of the Day.

Eric Florack on October 2nd, 2017

My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the Las Vegas shooting last night.

That said, I can’t help but think that it only would have taken one good guy with a gun to save most of the lives involved.

Eric Florack on October 1st, 2017

I’m in the process of going through some of my older emails and trying to catch up. In my defense, I was without cell service for a while because of a broken phone.

Now that I’m catching up I’m starting to come up with some real gems that have been sitting in my inbox for a while. As an example this little piece of crap from Useless Toady.

It’s it’s an article entitled
Rigged: Forced into debt.Worked past exhaustion. Left with nothing.

The article’s author is Brett Murphy. No not the actor, as this one is an economics major at UC Berkeley. Frankly I can’t think of anyone less qualified to speak on matters of Economics than anyone having anything to do with UC Berkeley. That point aside…

Los Angeles — Samuel Talavera Jr. did everything his bosses asked.

Most days, the trucker would drive more than 16 hours straight hauling LG dishwashers and Kumho tires to warehouses around Los Angeles, on their way to retail stores nationwide.

He rarely went home to his family. At night, he crawled into the back of his cab and slept in the company parking lot.

For all of that, he took home as little as 67 cents a week.

So, before this guy even gets three paragraphs into the article I have to call BS.

$0.67? Who’s going to work for that? Obviously this was a One-Shot low point brought on by factors that the author doesn’t bother to mention.

16 hour days? I would be most interested in knowing how they manage to pull that one off, since you’re only allowed to drive for 11 hours in a 14 hour period.

Now this is an extremely long article and I’m not going to bother quoting any more of it here, particularly given the already described half-truths and outright lies. But suffice it to say that the central character in the story is the supposedly victim of a trucking company leasing arrangement.

And, before you start getting tuned up about that, I’ll say upfront that leasing arrangements generally speaking don’t work to the advantage of the driver. I have a number of friends in the business who have signed on to lease agreements that I now hear are finding out it’s something they shouldn’t have done.

Now, of course being from Berkeley, he blames all the right people for the problems faced by this particular driver. Greedy shipping companies, greedy trucking companies, greedy leasing companies, and so on. Just the kind of thing that you would expect from the abject morons coming out of UC Berkeley.

What the article doesn’t mention however is this whole chain of events started because of the myth of global warming.

That’s right…. California in its Infinite Wisdom decided to outlaw the trucks these people were making money with. Granted, these owner operators weren’t rich by any stretch of the imagination, but they were making a comfortable living with the trucks that they had. The ones that were paid for.

And Along Comes the California government and outlaws the trucks they had to supposedly save the planet. Now, if you want to stay in that business you need a truck. You also need the capital to buy a new truck which of course the majority of the drivers at the time did not have. The trucking companies want to stay in business as well and the only way that they’re going to be able to do that is front the capital for these guys to get newer Vehicles. So they bought the trucks and leased them back to the drivers. A less than optimal situation for both driver and Company, but it was the only choice to keep the freight moving. Governmental intervention forced them into this position.

Of course the newer with all the mandated anti-pollution garbage on them are not nearly as reliable and on a cost per mile basis are far more expensive to run and insure. More expensive in fact than any of the estimates of the time they came out.

And so nobody’s making money from the LA ports anymore comparatively speaking as a direct result of anti-pollution laws laid down by the California government. And as I say this being the biggest factor of all in these troubles somehow managed to slip by our government educated leftist writing this article.

All this goes directly to what I’ve been saying for 10 years now… If you wanted to screw up an already screwed up economy even further, can you possibly imagine a more effective way of doing it then messing with the hours of service all in the name of safety of course, and messing with the reliability of the trucks that ship every good and commodity in this country,by means of the EPA?

I’m going to leave you with two points about all of this. We have all observed that as goes California with regards to the global warming myth so goes the rest of the country eventually. The problem is that they are experiencing in the transportation industry in California is Raising prices uncontrollably. And of course the government doesn’t care.

The second point is that we now see chatter out in California about outlawing the internal combustion engine entirely and going all electric for both cars and trucks anywhere in the state of California.

Leaving aside for the moment the issues involved with having to replace every gasoline fired vehicle in the state of California what about the trucks? The technology isn’t even there yet for either cars or trucks. I have serious doubts that it ever will be. Even making the overlarge assumption that it will be, the cost that will be imposed by this nonsense is astronomical.

And what about the environment that were supposedly trying to save? Ask the question of how many nuclear power plants they’re going to build in California and how many dollars are going to be spent building out the infrastructure which will never be able to handle the additional load imposed by electric vehicles, will generally end the conversation with any proponents of this nonsense.

Now, as for the truckers out in California, we see an upcoming scheduled protest just after the first of the month, against the federal government as regards to electronic logs. And we see protest being set up in Fresno and other California towns. Of course the demand is for governmental action on the matter. It is certainly an understandable reaction to an overbearing all powerful governments. But it’s misguided.

The problem here is governmental intrusion. Adding more governmental intrusion is not going to solve their problems, it’s going to make them worse. The solution to the issue is getting government out of the way.

Alas, I think as a culture we have lost the idea and the ideal that governments should be restrained and minimalized. What we’re seeing right now is a direct result.

davidl on September 30th, 2017

Edith Macias is an ignorant, vulgar, rude, unpatriotic, thief, video:

Hat tip: Paul Mirengoff, Power Line.

Ms Macias accuses her country of mass genocide, but declines an invitation to leave.   Ms. Macias is entitled to her opinion, such as it is.   However, I fail she how she can promote the changes she claims to support, by insulting every person who deigns to hold an opinion different than her own.

 

davidl on September 30th, 2017

I have little use for the United Nations, and would love to see the rats’ nest exiled from Turtle Bay.   That said, this video is beautiful, professional diplomats stunned into silence by the truth, video:

Hat tip:  Professor William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection.

davidl on September 29th, 2017

In shades of Laura Bush, First Lady Melania Trump donated children books, including several Dr. Seuss Titles, to fifty some schools, from Washington Examiner:

Surely, no one would think to politicize this simple gesture from the first lady, right?

Meet Cambridgeport Elementary School librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro, who rejected the donation this week in an extraordinarily condescending and ungracious open letter to the first lady.

It appears Ms Soeiro never read, or at least comprehended Emily Post.

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Eric Florack on September 26th, 2017

The Daily Caller:

Nashville Police have identified the suspect of a mass shooting at a church Sunday morning as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson.

Samson is being charged with murder and multiple counts of attempted murder in the attack that killed one and left at least seven other people injured at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, a town just south of Nashville, Tenn.

Samson is a bodybuilder who attended high school in Tennessee and is originally from Khartoum, Sudan, according screenshots of the suspect’s Facebook page obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation before the account was taken down.

This goes directly to what we have been saying about the way immigration has been going lately. We’re not at all careful about the people we let in. Does anybody doubt any longer that it has, and will continue to affect our culture negatively?

I think it have to be noted also that the Press has been very reluctant to name this shooter. Apparently he’s the wrong color to be so revealed. Also the wrong religion…. Being of course was the religion of peace.

I notice that they are also quite reluctant to make note of the fact that the assailant was taken down by an usher, in other words a citizen, with a gun.

Gee, I wonder why. Agenda, much?

Noted in a small codicle in the New York Times website…. This since they will never put it on page one…

Violent crime, including homicides, rose for the second consecutive year in 2016, driven by increases in a few urban centers including Baltimore, Chicago and Las Vegas, according to F.B.I. data released Monday.

This trend is certainly going to take a while to come back down again after eight years of Obama. And of course in some areas of the country it’ll never come.

Hasn’t it occurred to anybody that as we become more socialist, we’ve become less sociable?

Guys I said this was going to happen and frankly I’m annoyed that it took as long as it did.

Frankly, I fully expect this Pope to start prattling on about how abortion is a blessing of God… Which isn’t a far cry from what he has been promoting.

This is what happens when leadership starts abandoning long-standing principle.

davidl on September 26th, 2017

On the day of Megyn Kelly first day time show for long knives of NBC were already out to get her, from the New York Post:

NBC insiders are going to need some serious convincing about Megyn Kelly’s new show.

If TV critics are confused by what one called her “Bride of Frankenstein” morning show, Page Six hears that veteran network producers are baffled by the decision to make her “Megyn Kelly Today” a “politics-free zone.”

“NBC News insiders”, who Matt Lauer and his secretary?   This story was leaked, by whom and why.

Eric Florack on September 25th, 2017

Steven Malanga at the City Journal;

It’s often said that trends in professional sports mirror the larger society, and certainly the growing distance between increasingly rich players—“tattooed millionaires,” to some—and their fans reflects the same kind of division that drove millions of blue-collar voters to Trump. Once upon a time, professional athletes not only came out of working-class, scrappy neighborhoods, but they also pretty much stayed working class their entire lives. Until as recently as the late 1960s, NFL lineman worked construction or loaded trucks in the offseason to pay their bills. Players with a college degree traded on their celebrity status to sell stocks or insurance. (The policy my mother cashed in when my father died was sold to him in the early 1960s by a retired New York Giants player). Many of today’s players, by contrast, live in a world of ostentatious homes, fast cars, and red-carpet celebrity appearances, far from the struggles of those whose support pays their salaries. These players have deemed themselves important enough to impose their political views on ordinary fans watching sports as a respite from life’s daily grind.

The NFL is the logical battleground for Trump’s latest counterattack. The league’s fans are more likely to lean conservative than fans of other leagues, and the sportswriter Jason Whitlock has described the league itself as a conservative institution, though one that has “made millionaires out of thousands of black men.” The anthem protests, started last season by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, came about at the same time that NFL ratings were declining. Though the league at first discounted any relationship between the ratings and the controversy, subsequent studies have confirmed that the protests have in fact in driven away viewers who find the posturing tasteless. That should be no surprise to Giants owner John Mara, who observed that when his team was considering signing Kaepernick, fans were vocally opposed: “All my years being in the league, I never received more emotional mail from people than I did about that issue: ‘If any of your players ever do that, we are never coming to another Giants game,’” Mara said.

And.a few thoughts about all this. Firstly, the point about Colin Kaepernick being the start of this whole thing is well taken.

Now, keep in mind New York City and environs are generally considered to be a leftist driven environment. Their election results almost invariably tilt left. and Giants fans have been particularly forgiving with the Antics that have been going on in the team for a couple of decades now. And yet, those same fans were quite vocal about not bringing Kaepernick onto the team. CLUE!!

The decision not to bring Colin Kaepernick onto any NFL team was purely a reaction to his abilities or inabilities as a player. He’s simply not NFL material beyond possibly third-string. It was he himself who raised the racism charge …and the fact of the matter is he did it trying to better his situation. It’s backfired on him big time and he and the rest of the players in the league know it. Instead of bettering his situation, his mouth made the situation for him that much worse. He deserves what he gets.

As for a direct response to the charge of racism driving the reaction to these events, the context of that charge can be found in lesser amounts on any stable floor, and smelling a great deal better.

The American people in general and particularly the American sports fans have identified anti-American sentiments among these individuals and have reacted accordingly, and in near unison.

Folks, I’m not going to mince any words with this one.

We’re talking about a group of people who has routinely been abusing wives girlfriends drugs and anything else they can get their hands on, dogfighting, etc… and they’ve been getting a by with it scot free because (some of them at least) can play football. Remember when leftists used to scream about the 1%? Now, they defend them. I guess it’s all a matter of convenience.

It was bound to come to a head eventually, this, and this was the subject that came to a head over.

The animals pushing this nonsense can scream all they like about how this is about Donald Trump’s America. The fact is it doesn’t have anything to do with Trump. They’d be screaming the same nonsense against anyone who is to the right of Hillary Clinton. You and I both know it. And so too, the American people.

Nor does it have anything to do with racism. The association of these individuals with people whose sole interest is the demise of these United States is undeniable, and it’s about time that we started dealing with it on that basis.I suggest to you that the fans have already moved in that direction.

Nor does it have anything to do with freedom of speech. If you think freedom of speech is the real issue here, consider the reaction of these players that somebody was waving a Confederate flag in the stands. Or, on the field for that matter.

And the league has nobody to blame but themselves for all of this.

davidl on September 25th, 2017

Lisa Senecal, Useless Toady Opinion contributor

Men must confront men who disrespect women. That’s the fight we really need.

How men interact with women is important, but even more crucial is men having the courage to challenge men who interrupt women, harass them or worse.

From just “locker room talk” during the campaign to providing a critique of the French first lady’s body, our current Oval Office resident has intensified the challenges of raising boys into good men. But the challenges are nothing new.

No deal.  I pick when and where to spill my blood.   Women, all women, are born with two X chromosomes, but not with any particular social values I need to protect.    If somebody wants to disrespect say Lena Dunham, or Michelle Obama, who am I to object.   Likewise what ever duty I have to protect women does not extend to men, like Chelsea Manning or Caitlyn Jenner.

There is no entitlement for biological women to subject to different form of social interaction as men.   If Mrs. Clinton is willing to be married to a serial abuser of women and to insult what a quarter of the voters, she has to willing to take the social heat.

I don’t go into girl’s locker rooms.   So therefore I have no desire to critique what girls say there.  If the girl’s don’t like what is said, or may be said, in boys’ locker rooms, don’t go into them.   That includes female reporters.    Consider a men’s locker room as a safe space for men.

All men are presumed to be endowed with certain inalienable rights. life, liberty, the pusuit of happiness, etc.   No one has the right to respected.   Indeed respect can not be mandated, but rather only earned.