Eric Florack on November 24th, 2014

We’ve  all spent the last several days hearing accusations flying about comedian Bill Cosby.

I certainly take accusations of rape seriously, but one has to wonder why it took so long for these charges to come to the fore. Certainly if concern about sexual assault was really the issue these things would have come to light several years ago. The fact that they have not until just recently, and then all at once, suggests that something has changed that we are not being told about. That there is a reason the neon Circle on Cosbys back has suddenly had power applied to it.

Now some I have spoken to on this subject, have correctly pointed out that the accusations have been floating around for about 10 years now. And some of the cases where that came up it’s still a little on the late side to be reporting it. That said, that 10 year period would seem to coincide with when Bill Cosby started getting vocal about the race baiting industry in this country the Jesse Jacksons the Al Sharptons and so on.

So actually the timing of the accusations starting to fly, matches rather nicely.

I submit that this is payback for having gone after the race baiting industry as he has famously done. Occum’s straight razor would seem to apply to this situation very nicely.

And since it took that Steamroller 10 years to get moving, it brings a couple of other points that we should look at.

An example is harder to create a martyr is. But the effect is pretty much the same in opposite ways . And as we have discovered in neither case is the truth a requirement. All that’s required is continuous repetition . To create a bad example one has to spend literally decades tarring the name of the chosen example as being a bad person. Rumors have to fly, innuendo, and so on. And think of it this way, with him being 77 he’s probably not going to be around for a whole bunch more. He will never be able to get his reputation back since it took 10 years to get this steamroller moving. Such things invariably take much longer to stop than to start, long as they took to start to begin with.

This situation will keep a number of other people from speaking out. And that, is the intent.

Make no mistake, his being a black man who the majority of America actually likes, has a direct connection with him being torn down as he’s being now.

Here’s another thought……

Postulate that as opposed to the upstanding man is that he has seemed to have been all these years  Cosby was rather a race baiter like Sharpton. I submit to you that in that case, these situations would have been called bimbo eruptions and they would have been summarily laughed off. See also, Bill Clinton our first black president. Get the picture?

I do not suggest guilt or innocence based on what I speak of here. That said, however, my gut tells me something is extraordinarily wrong with all of this. That there is far less in this than we are being told.

Is Cosby now paying the price for being “too white”?

davidl on November 24th, 2014

You ask, what is the difference between socks and sex? Well you can change your socks. You can never change your sex, from Nicole Hensley, New York Daily

Transgender woman [sic man] buried by family as a man at Idaho funeral

Jennifer Gable was buried as Geoffrey Gable by her family in Twin Falls, Idaho even though she had legally changed her name and had been living as a woman for the past several years. ‘What her parents have done is just a horrible thing,’ her friend, Brandan Klosterman told the Daily News.

Geoffrey Gable was born a man, and he was buried as a man.

davidl on November 24th, 2014

Chuck Hagel has  been shown the exit from the regime, from Doug Mataconis, Outside the Beltwey:

What is perhaps unusual about the way this story has broken, of course, is the fact that it is being made clear from the start that Hagel is basically being forced to resign ‘under pressure’ complete with quotes in the media from officials saying that a sitting Secretary of Defense “wasn’t up to the job.” While it’s likely to be framed as a resignation because that’s how these things are handled for someone at Hagel’s level unless there is some sort of scandal involved, which doesn’t appear to be the case here, it seems obvious then that Secretary Hagel is, for lack of a better way of putting it, being fired. Whether that’s because he indeed “wasn’t up to the job,” because of the personal clashes that have been hinted at in the past that I noted above, or because of some fundamental disagreement on policy is unclear, although one can assume that further details of what has happened behind the scenes. However, it’s framed, though, there’s really no other way to put it than to say that he is being fired, and in these early moments before the official announcement later today, it’s happening in a rather humiliating and public manner.

In an administration that employed Mrs. Clinton for four years and still employs Joe Biden, competency has never been a requirement.  Hagel has trouble knowing what day of the week it is.

davidl on November 22nd, 2014

Like your healthcare plan. Tough! You are too stupid to be allowed to choose your family’s healthcare plan. The regime will choose one for you:

Here’s a Friday Obamacare news-dump for you: In a 300-page regulatory proposal released late this afternoon, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it is considering changing Obamacare’s auto-renewal rules so that, within the health law’s exchanges, instead of being automatically renewed into your current health plan, you’d be moved into the lowest cost plan from the same service tier.

The regime keeps your premiums that same not doubles your out of pocket expense and puts your doctor outside your newly assigned network. The regime then locks you out of changing your policy. Thank you Johnathan Gruber.

Hat tip: Moe Lane, Red State.

davidl on November 18th, 2014

It is winter in Upstate New York and there are three feet of snow and everything closed from schools to the Thruway is harsh, nasty but yet heart warming.    There is a traditional feel of this is the way things are supposed to be.  That is Buffalo gets hammered with snow before Rochester, from the Associated Press:

BUFFALO | Parts of New York are measuring the season’s first big snowfall in feet, rather than inches, as nearly 3 feet blanketed the Buffalo area Tuesday, forcing the closure of a 105-mile stretch of the state Thruway.

The Thruway Authority says white-out conditions have closed Interstate 90 in both directions Tuesday morning from the Rochester area to Dunkirk, on Lake Erie, 35 southwest of Buffalo. The National Weather Service says a foot to almost 3 feet of snow has fallen on areas south and east of the city.

Other major highways in the area are closed, numerous schools have cancelled classes and Buffalo officials have issued a driving ban for parts of the city.

So that gives Buffalo the early lead for the coveted Golden Snowball Award, an award I doubt Buffalo will win.

davidl on November 17th, 2014

snark2.jpgSnark of the Day from Barack Obama, via William Teach, Right Wing News:

“When I see Mexican flags waved at pro-immigration demonstrations, I sometimes feel a flush of patriotic resentment. When I’m forced to use a translator to communicate with the guy fixing my car, I feel a certain frustration.”

Secure our border Mr. President, it is the right thing to do.

davidl on November 17th, 2014

Dr. Martin Salia, late of Sierra Leone, has passed. Sorry to see Dr. Salia go, but he could just as well died in his native country. There is simply no rational to import infectious aliend i9to this county, from CBS News:

OMAHA, Neb. — A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, the facility said.

Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release that Dr. Martin Salia died as a result of the disease. Hospital spokesman Taylor Wilson said Salia died shortly after 4 a.m. Monday.

If the regime had the least bit of common sense, which is does not, the late Dr. Salia will be the last Ebola patient to be willfully and knowingly imported to the United States.

davidl on November 13th, 2014

snark2.jpgSnark of the Day from Howard Dean:

“The core problem under the damn law[Obama Care] is it was put together by a bunch of elitists who don’t fundamentally understand the American people. That’s what the problem is.”

Hat tip: Washington Free Beacon

davidl on November 6th, 2014

We are not a monarchy.    We left royalty behind when we ditched King George III.    Yet still the democrats seem unduly obsessed with political royalty.    It would as if having a queen for a mother would somehow make Charles actually fit to someday be king, from Nate Cohn, New York Times:

The Democrats running in the South this election season were not weak candidates. They had distinguished surnames, the benefits of incumbency, the occasional conservative position and in some cases flawed opponents. They were often running in the states where Southern Democrats had the best records of outperforming the national party. Black turnout was not low, either, nearly reaching the same proportion of the electorate in North Carolina, Louisiana and Georgia as in 2012

Somehow I doubt Cohn is endorsing Jeb Bush.

Perhaps most symbolic of the Democratic struggle was Ms. Nunn. She was the strongest Democratic Senate nominee of the cycle by some accounts: a prodigious fund-raiser and the daughter of a popular former senator. She had never run for office and thus had no record for which she could be easily attacked. And her opponent, David Perdue, was a corporate executive who once said that he was proud of his record of outsourcing.

Yeah daughter of a democrat politician a plus. Having run a real business a minus. Sure.

In Arkansas, Mark Pryor, a two-term Senate incumbent whose father was also a senator, won just 39.5 percent of the vote — less than three points better than Mr. Obama. Arkansas was perhaps the Southern state that held on to its Democratic tradition the longest after the 1960s, but it is hard to detect any tradition left today. The state also voted overwhelmingly for a Republican governor.


We would be better served if no child or a politician ever again run for public office.

davidl on November 3rd, 2014

Lena Dunham recalls of her sister, from Jessica Derschowitz, CBS News:

“As [Grace] grew, I took to bribing her for her time and affection: one dollar in quarters if I could do her makeup like a ‘motorcycle chick.’ Three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds. Whatever she wanted to watch on TV if she would just ‘relax on me.’ Basically, anything a sexual predator might to do woo a small suburban girl I was trying.”

Dunham, 28, fired back on Twitter over the weekend, calling the claims “upsetting and disgusting.”

I very much doubt that Lena Dunham is aware of it, or if aware thinks anything wrong with it, but she in effect has accused her younger sister of being a whore,in that her sister accepted money and favors in exchange for sexual acts. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

The story is Lena Dunham’s.   I’d think that the older Dunham would owe her sister an apology.   The story, whether true or not,  is that of the older Dunham sister.   The editorial response to the Dunham story is in the public arena.

Addendum: Libtards reaction, from Emanuella Grinberg, CNN:

(CNN) — Lena Dunham canceled several appearances to promote her new book after a self-described “rage spiral” over allegations that she molested her sister as a child.

The allegations stem from passages in Dunham’s collection of personal essays, “Not That Kind of Girl,” in which she describes sexually experimenting with her younger sister as a child. In one essay, she describes bribing her sister with three pieces of candy to kiss her on the lips for five seconds. She also describes probing her 1-year-old sister’s vagina when she was 7 out of curiosity over how it compared to hers.

“One day, as I sat in our driveway in Long island playing blocks and buckets, my curiosity got the better of me. Grace was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina,” she writes in the book.

Kevin D. Williamson — known for taking hard-right positions that stir controversy — seized upon the passages in a column for conservative publication National Review.

Specifically, he accused Dunham’s parents of enabling “disturbing behavior that would be considered child abuse in many jurisdictions…sexual abuse, specifically, of her younger sister, Grace, the sort of thing that gets children taken away from nonmillionaire families without Andover pedigrees and Manhattanite social connections.”

Hint to CNN, when the source of the allegations is the same as the accused, it is a not an allegation but rather a confession. It appears that Lena Dunham was (is?) to stupid too understand the public reaction to what she wrote.

davidl on November 3rd, 2014

The late Brittany Maynard’s fifteen minutes of fame has expired:

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard stuck by her decision.

The woman with brain cancer who revived a national debate about physician-assisted suicide ended her life Saturday by swallowing lethal drugs made available under an Oregon law allowing terminally ill people to choose when to die. She would have been 30 on Nov. 19.

Maynard had been in the spotlight for about a month since publicizing that she and her husband, Dan Diaz, moved to Portland from Northern California so that she could take advantage of the Oregon law. She told journalists she planned to die Nov. 1, shortly after her husband’s birthday, but reserved the right to move the date forward or push it back.

it was Maynard’s right to end her life in a time and manner of her choosing. Sadly it was her choice to make her private medical issues into political theater.

davidl on October 31st, 2014

One Shoshana Roberts has made a viral video, from  Cavan Sieczkowski, Puffington Post:

Watch This Woman Receive 100 Catcalls While Walking Around For A Day

Ten hours of walking around New York City, 100 catcalls and one huge problem.

Rob Bliss of Rob Bliss Creative makes viral videos for a living and decided to use his craft to shine a light on street harassment, a pervasive issue affecting females around the world. Partnering with actress Shoshana B. Roberts and Hollaback, a nonprofit movement launched by activists to end street harassment, Bliss packaged his production as a PSA and offers viewers a different perspective on the problem.

A chic walks around New York City, with a population in the millions, and gets what hundred so-called “cat calls” in ten hours. This meant to be an indictment all men. When in Rome, you play by the Roman’s rules. Walk the street and the rules of the street apply.   Maybe, or maybe not, the twenty men in the video  had read Shoshana Roberts and were tempted by her 34DD’s.    Rather,  maybe more men were put off by her chip on the shoulder attitude.

Roberts needs to remember that all cultures are equal and she should not be judgmental  towards the indigenous cultures of her adopted hometown.    Roberts seems to assume that all men and all women are cut from the same bolt of cloth.

Eric Florack on October 30th, 2014

I have discussed at length the idea that most folks aren’t voting and why. I note a graphic that showed up in my E-mail this morning…

Now… as to WHY they don’t vote…  it is as I’ve been saying all along…

The polling from the last few cycles, tells the story…The vast majority of Americans come down to the right of anything either party has puked up since Reagan. Which in turn is why most Americans no longer vote, feeling there is nobody to vote FOR. “I’m not Team D” isn’t enough to get out the vote…. the people are smarter than that.

Yet, we elect Democrats. Why? Well, ignoring vote fraud, which is another topic altogether, the answer is simple… there are no conservatives to vote for. So, the majority don’t vote, not wanting to sign their name to either liberal, or liberal lite as represented by today’s GOP.

Those that still do vote come down in the area of the radical left, which explains both congress and Obama. Though I note with satisfaction some disenchantment there. The Democrats are publicly worried their GOTV efforts will fail this mid-term. They may be right, but its an open question who wins.

I say again, there is no winning elections for the GOP, as a rule, unless and until they start offering real conservatives to vote for. And its America that loses when the GOP fails to offer real conservatives on the ballot.

Remember discussing the reasons why THE Democrats are against maintaining borders? Here’s some confirmation.

As off-putting as this story is, pay attention to the label placed on the killer by the article…. “Psychotic”.  It strikes me as completely appropriate, and true.

Now, ask yourself….. why do they not call ISLAMISTS who behead people, “Psychotic”?