Eric Florack on February 8th, 2017

(Shaking my head)

John McCain believes Trump’s immigration policy will enhance “ISIS propaganda.”

Here’s another example for term limits. Will someone explain to me why anyone is taking this guy seriously anymore?

And by the way, dare I mention this… shouldn’t we be asking questions about the money that old John boy got from George Soros?

Well, maybe that’s why the guy has gone full Democrat on us. It’s time to cull John McCain from The Herd.

Uh huh…

President Donald Trump said in a wide-ranging pre-Super Bowl interview with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly Sunday that repealing and replacing Obamacare is a “complicated” process that might not happen until 2018.

The admission is a major shift from earlier promises that he and top congressional Republicans made last month, when it appeared the Republican-controlled Congress and White House were determined to make replacing Obamacare the top priority of Trump’s first 100 days.

And what did I say about this repeatedly? I believe I used the words “disappointment” and ‘buyer’s remorse”.

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/06/trump-americans-may-have-to-wait-until-next-year-to-see-obamacare-repealed-and-replaced/

Oh, shut up, Chuckles. 

“>Today @VPMike Pence did something no one else has ever done: cast the tie breaking vote on his own cabinet nominee. #RiggedCabinet,” Schumer tweeted

It’s hard to imagine a better example of why we need term limits in Congress.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2614137/

davidl on February 7th, 2017

Christie Brinkley commenting on making the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover at age 63, from Useless Toady:

[T]hank you Sports Illustrated for sending the powerful message that good things come in packages of every size and we do not come with an expiration date!

I’d comment that Ms Brinkley looks good, but then I’d might be mistaken for a male sexist pig who judges a woman by her looks.   Then we have one Barbara Bush. age 91, who has never graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, or any other girlie magazine, at this or any age.  I would hardly refer to Mrs. Bush as expired.   Would you?

 

 

The federal government has no constitutional role in education. The entire idea of a federal Department of Education was meant as political favor to teachers’ union, and not as vehicle to advance our nation’s education. History was made today, from Rewire:

Longtime conservative donor Betsy DeVos was confirmed in her role as secretary of the U.S. Department of Education Tuesday after a contentious battle in the U.S. Senate over her nomination.

The 51-50 confirmation went through when Vice President Mike Pence cast a historic vote on the matter, breaking a tie after Republican Sens. Susan Collins (ME) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) opposed DeVos. Pence is the first vice president in the country’s history to cast a tie-breaking vote for a cabinet nomination.

Our public school system is so good that our politician ensure that their children never have to attend them.   The ‘rats oppose Devos not because the care the least bit about your child’s education but rather they need the teachers union’s campaign support, from Marianas Variety:

Here is one possibility: The Democratic party in reality is the cartoon version of the Republican party stood on its head, with cold-eyed self-serving economic interests using the so-called social issues to stir up the rubes while they go about seeing to their own paydays and pensions.

The economic interests attached to the Democratic party are fairly easy to identify: people who work for government at all levels. You may come across the occasional Ron Swanson in the wild, but when it comes to the teachers’ unions — which are the biggest spender in U.S. politics — or the AFSCME gang or the vast majority of people receiving a taxpayer-funded paycheck, the politics of the public sector is almost exclusively Democratic. And what they care about isn’t social justice or inequality or diversity or peace or whether little Johnny can use the ladies’ room if his heart tells him to — they care about getting paid.

One small step.

In part what makes make the social justice warriors so vile, is the fact they are immune to reason, consistently exhibit behavior they claim to deplore, but proceed from smug sense of inherent moral superiority.   An articulation of the idea, from one Laurie Penny, social justice warrior, via Small Dead Animals:

No matter how charming the right are, don’t become one of them. No matter how spiteful the left can be, don’t lose faith or stop fighting.

An example of the idea, from NBC News, via Don Surber:

The Corps said oil erosion and pollution — which it attributed to the “unauthorized placement of structures, vehicles, personal property, and fires” on the land over the course of more than six months — could result in contaminated runoff into both rivers.

“As stewards of the public lands and natural resources, we have a responsibility to the public to prevent injuries and loss of life,” said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District Commander, Col. John Henderson. “We must also ensure our precious water resources are free from pollution due to human activities and respect for all who rely on this water for their livelihoods.”

Reax:

Environmentalists are watermelons — green on the outside and red in the midle.

They do not want to save the Earth.

They want to stop capitalism.

Can the planet survive the social justice warrior’s effort to save it?

This is Black History Month. What better way to spoil an alleged noble celebration than by desecrating the most lauded black man in American history, from KPIX-TV, via Stacy McCain:

Protesters[sic armed mob] armed with bricks and fireworks mounted an assault on the building hosting a speech by polarizing Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos Wednesday night, forcing the event’s cancellation.
Yiannopoulos was making the last stop of a tour aimed at defying what he calls an epidemic of political correctness on college campuses.
With masked activists joining the already large group of protesters gathered in the area between Sather Gate and the north end of Telegraph Avenue as night fell, campus police were holding their positions near the entrance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union building hosting the event.

Dr. King preached non-violence.

davidl on February 1st, 2017

Former congressperson Anthony Weiner in a pickle, from Red State:

Weiner In A Pickle: Federal Child Porn Charges May Be Forthcoming

Small progress.

davidl on January 31st, 2017

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has been fired, from Patterico’s Pontifications:

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, an Obama holdover, had announced that she had ordered the Justice Department not to defend President Trump’s immigration order in court.

Guess what? She is no longer the Acting Attorney General.

Yates joins the murders’ row line-up of Eric Holder, and Loretta Lynch who never failed to let their personal politics over ride their duty to enforce our nation’s laws.  The United Nations is claiming over twenty-one million refugees world wide.     How many do we have to let in to make the social justice warriors happy?

The sjw appears to be that the United States must admit enough, we don’t just how much, refugees to make the sjw types happy, and that the taxpayer, who in large part oppose refugee resettlement, must pick up the tab, video:

You want the refugees, you pay for them.

davidl on January 30th, 2017

From Blazing Cat Fur(CA):

Police arrest two students – one ‘of Moroccan origin’ – over the murder of six people shot dead in a Quebec City mosque carnage two days after Canadian PM condemned Trump immigration ban

Islam is a religion that preaches hate and intolerance, even of fellow Muslims.

davidl on January 27th, 2017

How to identify fake news, any so-called news pedaled as science, from Washington Post:

The history of the Doomsday Clock as it moves closer to ‘midnight’

and New York Times

Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Midnight, Signaling Concern …

Yet no mention of the 1963 crisis where two national leaders, John Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev playing a fame of chicken with nuclear weapons, from  Investor’s Business Daily:

“Closer to ‘Doomsday’ Than Any Year Since ’59” screams the headline in the Huffington Post.

[…]

The story, and many others like it, point to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ famous “Doomsday Clock,” which is supposed to be a reliable indicator of the risk the world faces of a nuclear war.

Plus, does anyone really believe we are 64% closer to global destruction today than we were during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962?

Funny white the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists lauds the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, hat tip \ to Ronald Reagan, but omits its construction, hats tips to Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy,.

Eric Florack on January 27th, 2017

Says JPod:

It cannot go on like this. It’s been five days since the inaugural and the adrenalized, hypercaffeinated, speed-freak affect of the entire chattering class is beginning to seem like we’re living through Bob Woodward’s classic depiction in his book Wired of John Belushi’s final overcharged sleepless days before dying from a cocaine speedball overdose in 1981.

If every word out of Donald Trump’s mouth is greeted with shrieks of horror and rage and anger and despair and hysteria by his opponents, they are going to find it impossible to serve as any kind of effective opposition to him.

Well, yeah.
But let’s remember people, this is not about Trump.

I suspect and suppose they’d be acting pretty much the same way over just about anybody that was to the right of Castro. As I’ve said repeatedly now, Trump didn’t win because he was Trump, Hillary Clinton lost because she was Hillary Clinton… along with the obvious failure of their socialist wet dreams. They had eight years of their dream candidate and four of them with a totally compliant Congress. The end result of all of that was a complete failure… to the point where the American people wanted to reverse course.

 And… that’s what’s really bugging them.

I still think we would have been better served by an actual conservative. Say, Ted Cruz for example. I am still thoroughly convinced  that had Cruz been nominated, he would have done better  in the popular vote than  Donald Trump did. After all, just about anybody with serious conservative creds would have done well against Hillary Clinton and her negative ratings. And I suspect and suppose that we will be hearing from the good Senator again.

But for the meanwhile, I can’t help but observe that the constant screeching coming from the left is actually damaging their cause.

Ironically, there’s some damage being inflicted on the conservative caused by these people as well. Simply put they’re taking all the air out of the room in terms of any serious opposition from the right at least for now.

davidl on January 26th, 2017

This is not quite as good as getting the Mexicans to pay for the fence, but it is not a bad start.  Little Donny, b/k/a President Donald Trump, can order the building of his big fence because, in part, congressional democrats voted to authorize it, from Daily Caller:

President Donald Trump will be able to order the construction of a wall on the Mexico border Wednesday with the stroke of a pen, because of a 2006 law passed with the help of Democrats including Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.

The 2006 law authorized the construction of 700 miles of fencing along the southern border, as well as additional lights, cameras and sensors to enhance security. Although former President George W. Bush signed the measure into law, the Democrat-controlled Congress that took over a few months later ensured it would never be completed by means of an amendment to a 2008 spending bill.

Too smart by half

davidl on January 25th, 2017

One of  the current main stream media fake news stories is that Little Donny, b/k/a Donald Trump is lying about winning the popular vote. from Red State:

I don’t get it with this guy, sometimes. Donald Trump won the Presidential election. He was sworn in. He is the President of the United States.  For some imbecilic reason, he still wants to litigate the results of the election in November, publicly and is repeating a claim he cannot support with evidence.

We know Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. Every Democrat who gets their face on television blathers about it nonstop. But it is irrelevant. Donald Trump can argue about the number of people who showed up at his inauguration, but do you know how many turned up for Hillary Clinton’s? Zero. 

Little Donny has a thin skin and a big ego, much like his predecessor Dim Won.   It seems that nobody knows if it was illegal voters who gave Mrs. Clinton her popular vote victory.  Then on the other shoe,  neither do we know that it did not.   Clinton won the popular vote in California by what three million votes, and in California you do not have be a citizen to vote.   All you need to vote in California is a driver’s license, and California issues driver’s licenses to illegal alien, from Investors Business Daily:

But, in fact, it’s almost certain that illegals did vote — and in significant numbers. Whether it was three million or not is another question.

While states control the voter registration process, some states are so notoriously slipshod in their controls (California, Virginia and New York — all of which have political movements to legalize voting by noncitizens — come to mind) that it would be shocking if many illegals didn’t vote. Remember, a low-ball estimate says there are at least 11 million to 12 million illegals in the U.S., but that’s based on faulty Census data. More likely estimates put the number at 20 million to 30 million.

It is true that Little Donny has no proof that he won the popular vote, but it also true that the New York Times has no proof that he did not.

After so many decades electing Ted Kennedy and John Kerry one really had to wonder what it was going to take to embarrass the voters of Massachusetts.

apparently the Tipping Point has now been reached .

A new poll shows that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., might have a more difficult re-election path than she’d like.

Although the poll didn’t directly pit Warren head-to-head against any possible opponents, it did show that a slight plurality of registered voters want to “give someone else a chance” in the Senate. About 46 percent of voters said as much, while 44 percent said she deserved re-election. (That’s within the poll’s 4.4 percent margin of error.)

But don’t worry Democrats… you can always count on voter fraud…