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.

Do you know, I think she got this one right?

Well… THIS seems to have not worked out the way they planned it…

Mr. Flournoy is accused of breaking a window in the front door of the store and throwing a flaming object inside.

“A note was also left at the scene near the door that stated the suspect did not want any refugee business owners and that they would torture the owner if they did not leave and go back to where they came from,” the police department said, a local CBS News affiliate reported. “The suspect signed the letter ‘White America.’”

And it took the WaTi ro print the story. Far as i can tell, nobody else bothered. I cant imagine why not.

davidl on April 11th, 2017

Dateline Baltimore: another day and yet another Obama appointed judge oes rogue, from Frontpage:

An Obama-appointed judge is moving forward with a federal takeover of the Baltimore, Md. police department that critics say will boost crime there by handcuffing police officers in the increasingly violent city.

The pleas of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fell on deaf ears as U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar, appointed by President Obama in 2010, denied a request from Sessions to hold off on enforcing the consent decree drafted by cop-haters for at least 30 days so the new Trump administration could assess the underlying settlement.

“The time for negotiating the agreement is over,” Bredar wrote this past Friday, April 7. “The only question now is whether the Court needs more time to consider the proposed decree. It does not.”

To hell with the desires of the duly empowered representatives of the People, the United States Department of Justice, the judge is going to impose his own private version of justice.  Is it time to start putting judges in jail?

Eric Florack on April 11th, 2017

Face it. Had it occurred any place but the school the murder-suicide out in San Bernardino probably wouldn’t have rated even a blip on the news cycle.
On the other hand if it wasn’t a gun-free zone it probably wouldn’t have occurred there at all.

Eric Florack on April 10th, 2017

So, they swore in Gorsuch this morning.

I won’t call it a good thing because honestly, I don’t know. 

There are two points in this guy’s history that cause me serious doubt. 

First one being he clerked for Justice Kennedy. If he ends up being another Kennedy, we might just as well as let Hillary pick who she would for the post,or for that matter, Chuckles Schumer.

And that brings up another point in my list of unease. Even with all of the Smoke and heat the Democrats are putting up over this Justice, the fact of the matter is that they universally supported his nomination every time his name came up until such time as Republican nominated him. Now obviously that shows the partisanship that the Democrats feed on. This is who they are. 

But something I haven’t seen mentioned as a deduction out of this is that apparently, he wasn’t too right-wing for them back then. And I have reason to doubt that he’s changed all that much.

It has always seemed to me that the Democrats were waddling far too willingly toward Harry Reid’s nuclear option. I’m beginning to wonder if in their private counsel they are figuring that Gorsuch really isn’t all that much of a loss for them, so let the thing play out.

So not only do we have a wasted Supreme Court nomination but we also have a rule changes it’s going to come back and bite Us in the ass eventually.

Eric Florack on April 7th, 2017

First, a reminder of something I have said quite often:

Peace, real, lasting peace, is not a product of disavowing war, or thinking peaceful thoughts.

Nor is it the product of negotiated settlements.

Peace is the product of winning the war brought against you, with sufficient force to prevent any ideas of trying it again.

Examples:

World war II was the direct result of the negotiated settlement imposed following WWI.

The current Korean troubles are the product of negotiating away our efforts in the original Korean War.

Consider, on the other hand our victories over Japan and Germany and how decisive they were , and how good and peaceful an ally each has been following that victory.

Second, the lie has been put to the assurances by the Obama crime spree that all the chemical weapons had been removed from Syria. Clearly, diplomacy didn’t work. John Kerry and Barack Obama have blood on their hands. Now it’s down to cleaning up the mess they’ve left behind.


And somehow, I get the feeling that the talks with China down in Florida on what to do about North Korea is going to have a somewhat different tone to it, now.
Oh… And as a bonus, we get to watch our leftist press give itself whiplash turning from Trump is owned by the Russians to Trump is risking war with the Russians.