Eric Florack on June 11th, 2018

Usually, these G7… G8… G20… (whatever) meetings are about as exciting as watching paint dry.

This time however, there was a bit more fun attached to it. It can be best described in this fashion…

“What do you mean you’re not going to pay our bills?”

The the collectivist screeching coming from the Neo socialist Europeans could be directly compared to cats being boiled alive.

John Bolton in noting this, responded:

Just another #G7 where other countries expect America will always be their bank. The President made it clear today. No more.

https://t.co/emAVNqRqhc

Look, of course we’re not very popular with the European crowd just now. When you tell somebody that the Free Ride is over, you’re not going to be very popular with them. That’s simply The Way of the World.

Canadian Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau who is far more used to being a celebrity than a world leader got so angry and out of control he lost an eyebrow over it. Thing is, he waited until after Trump is gone to do that. A gutless maneuver to say the very least, and probably the largest political miscalculation in Canadian history… The support of Chuckles the Clown Schumer notwithstanding.

As an aside… hey, Canada? Isn’t it about time you lose that embarrassment?

British prime minister Theresa May, who is an equal embarrassment to what is left of Great Britain told reporters that the G7 Summit was a “difficult occasion”. Well I suppose it probably was. You actually had to come to grips with reality (something which by the way you failed to do)… as opposed to sitting around sucking down champagne and eating lobster and caviar, and staying in 5-star hotels at taxpayer expense. With Theresa May in charge of things I get the distinct impression that you and I are going to see the English sunset in our lifetime. (A nod of acknowledgement to Justin Hayward.)

All in all I’d say things were handled rather well at the G7 by our people… and are going precisely the way they should… Proving once again that just about anybody could do a better job then Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at representing the interest of the United States of America.

Eric Florack on June 9th, 2018

Yeah, I can relate:

.So now, after 18 months or so, we’re in a situation where the conservative wing of the coastal clerisy — people like Bill Kristol, my erstwhile PJ Media colleague Jennifer Rubin, and Ron Radosh — are all pushing the notion that to “punish Trump,” to “get Trump’s attention,” and to “save the Republican Party,” conservatives need to campaign for and vote for Democrat candidates in the midterms. What is even harder to understand is that they claim to be doing it based on their “principles.”

Well, yeah.

I mean, I object to describing such folk as “conservative” of any stripe, but, yeah.

All three he mentions and more, establishment types all, are stamping their feet and screaming like spoiled brats because said establishment GOP was so soundly rejected. (Rather like their newfound freinds, the Democrat party, can’t get over Clinton losing.)… Keeping in mind of course that they also were feverishly working against an actual conservative in favor of Jeb Bush, in the most recent cycle, and prior to that gave us Mitt Romney, John McCain and so on… All of which lost for the very same reason Trump won.

And yes, I know.. I fought against Trump as well, but recall, please, I fought against him because as Charlie Martin says, he’s FDR in an elephant suit… Whereas the people listed above continue to fight against him because he’s not establishment GOP… Not a member of the club. And as most of the GOP rank and file understands, the GOP establishment.. that club, is anything but conservative.

Ponder: If FDR in an elephant suit won the nomination of a party rank and file hungry for a real conservative, what does this say of the conservative creds of the candidates the GOP establishment types worked so hard to slip by us? For that matter, what does it say of the conservative creds of George Will, Bill Kristol, et al?

What such people fail to recognize is that’s precisely why the GOP rank and file went for Trump. Bad as he is, they (correctly) saw him as more conservative and thereby more worthy than anything the GOP establishment has puked up in generations, now…. Itself not being much of a hurdle. Better, in fact than anyone since Reagan.,. Who, as George Will’s column of the day demonstrates, they weren’t too happy about, either.

But Reagan is 63, and looks it. His hair is still remarkably free of gray, but around the mouth and neck he looks like an old man. He’s never demonstrated substantial national appeal. His hardcore support today consists primarily of the kamikaze conservatives who thought the 1964 Goldwater campaign was jolly fun. And there’s a reason to doubt that Reagan is well suited to appeal to the electorate that just produced a democratic landslide. If a Reagan third party would just lead the “Nixon was lynched” crowd away from the Republican party, and into outer darkness where there is a wailing and gnashing of teeth, it might be at worst a mixed course for the Republican party. It would cost the party some support, but it would make the party seem cleansed.”

The biggest sin of Ronald Reagan of course was that he wasn’t part of the Washington establishment. And perhaps I’m the only one but I noticed a pattern here… The people who are most wildly successful at pursuing and implementing actual conservative agendae are not members of the Washington establishment.

Martin continues…

.And there’s the problem. When you say you want to vote for Democrats to “send a message to Trump” in the name of “your principles,” what you are saying is you’re willing to vote for a party that has expressly promised to reverse the tax cuts, reimpose the regulations Trump’s administration is canceling, further nationalize healthcare and legalize open borders now and forever. Not to mention at least tacitly endorsing the use of the IRS to suppress political speech, the use of the Intelligence Community to spy on political opponents, and the use of the Justice Department to criminalize the opposition. Whats more, it’s the party that has promised to impeach Trump, leading to a political crisis the outcome of which no one can predict.

Well, look, that last one wont hurt the feelings or alter the myopic mindset of the establishment types at all.

The rest of it? Well, ya gotta break some eggs once in a while, huh? It’s a small price to pay for making the GOP a firm number two.

Read the whole thing.

davidl on June 8th, 2018

The problem for Dumbo’s, b/k/a Barack Obama, Pen and Phone playbook is that two can play the same game.    When the Clinton era Defense of Marriage Act was challenged in court, the Dumbo regime refused to defend the law of the land.   The same regime, used every trick, legal or otherwise, to enact his eponymous healthcare bill.   Now the constitutionally of Dumbo’s healthcare bill, a/k/a Obamacare, b/k/a the Affordable Care Act, has been challenged in court.   According the the WaPo(no link), President Trump, like his predecessor is  defend this evil law:

The Trump administration said Thursday night that it will not defend the Affordable Care Act against the latest legal challenge to its constitutionality — a dramatic break from the executive branch’s tradition of arguing to uphold existing statutes and a land mine for health insurance changes the ACA brought about. In a brief filed in a Texas federal court and an accompanying letter to the House and Senate leaders of both parties, the Justice Department agrees in large part with the 20 Republican-led states that brought the suit.

Do two wrongs make one right?  I say no.  That said the Affordable Care Act is the illegitimate step child of a gang rape.

Oh, no…

Two words:

Elian Gonsolez.

Don’t you dare whine to me about the government of separating children from their parents, given the standards the Democrats set in that case. Such separation was OK back then when it suited the political goals of the Democrats, and made Fidel Castro look the victim.

Let America stand up for itself in any way, shape or form, and the Democrat Partyand the inappropriately named ACLU will challenge the act.

Eric Florack on June 6th, 2018

Okay, forgive me the Star Trek original series reference. But it does seem to fit here.

Gretchen Carlson, the new head of the organization’s board of directors, revealed that Miss America will no longer judge women based on their physical appearance.

There will no longer be a swimsuit competition in Miss America, it has been revealed.

Another piece of who we are falls to political correctness.

First of all let’s state flatly that Gretchen Carlson is an abject idiot and deserving of absolutely no recognition whatsoever, particularly where her brain power is the question.

Secondly, let’s aver that there are few things quite so stupid as a beauty pageant. I suppose In fairness it should be said that Carlson has the position she has now simply because she was a looker back in the day. But now it appears that since she got hers, nobody else should, by her lights.

Thirdly, let’s admit that one of the few things that’s actually dumber than a beauty pageant, is a beauty pageant that doesn’t judge beauty.

On what basis are we to judge these women?  What is the goal here? How well they speak to such as shoes as global warming, veganism, immigrant status and so on? Once you get past the physical attraction, there isn’t anything there to draw viewers. Certainly the value signaling we’ve seen coming off contestants over the last couple of decades isn’t going to make Dime One. It’s not going to draw anybody’s attention. And guess what, gang? That was probably the intent of removing the only attraction in these events.

Eric Florack on June 6th, 2018

So, there’s this:

Curt Schilling

@gehrig38

Well whaddya know? Year and a half in and now the FBI folks are asking for Immunity? That’s asbolutely hilarious. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/05/andrew-mccabe-immunity-ig-report/ So, Trump did NOT collude, which we already knew, and now the FBI folks are ready to run each other over. Can’t make this crap up

Report: Andrew McCabe Seeks Immunity Deal for Testimony

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is reportedly in negotiations with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley to be granted immunity in exchange for his testimony on the upcoming…

breitbart.com

So, the truth of the matter is what we’ve been suggesting all along.

This is my shocked face.

More on what Eric wrote on Masterpiece Cake

Nancy Pelosi on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commissionvia Breitbart:

The Masterpiece Cakeshop case is about the most fundamental right of all Americans: to be free from persecution and discrimination because of who they are or whom they love. While narrowly framed to apply to the decision-making process undertaken by the state commission, today’s wrongheaded decision fails to uphold equality in this case.

Masterpiece Cakeshop is a commercial bakery open to the public, and such services clearly must be made available to the public on equal terms as determined by an independent review by the Colorado Court of Appeals which should have been upheld. No business or organization open to the public should hide their discriminatory practices behind the guise of religious liberty.

Unlike former Speaker Tablecloth, I would view the most fundamental right as the right to life, a right which Pelosi through blind support for such killers as Planned Parenthood and MS-13 refuses to support. Moreover, the case wasn’t so much about a baker as it was about the so-called Colorado Civil Rights Commission, from Wikipedia:

In June 2018, the Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 that state anti-discrimination laws must evaluate cases with religious neutrality and respect the individual’s rights to free exercise, and that in the case before it the Commission had shown hostility towards the bakery owner’s religious beliefs.

Does the Supreme Court’s invented right of same-sex marriage trump the First Amendment? We don’t know yet.

Eric Florack on June 5th, 2018

So, this is the spin:

Limbaugh says it well:

“The reason they’re trying to say it’s narrow is that the court’s ruling today did have a lot to do with the way the baker was treated by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. They called him a Nazi. They said he was a Holocaust denier. They gave him the usual deranged, insane left-wing insults at the hearing at the Colorado Civil Rights Commission on this dispute, whether he should have to bake a cake for a gay wedding. He said he didn’t want to, it violated his religious beliefs.

And the court said we can’t have this kind of decision-making. We can’t have this man’s religious rights denigrated in this way by the Civil Rights Commission. So in a sense, the ruling was not constitutional, but, folks, to tell you how important this is and how big it is, you have to look at what would have happened if it had gone the other way.

If the court had ruled that this baker was required to bake this cake for a gay couple in violation of his constitutional protections, the freedom to practice his religion, if he had lost this, you don’t think the left would be out there saying, “Well, it’s not that big a deal. It’s just pretty narrow.” They would be dancing on graves right now. This is a huge deal and don’t let anybody tell you it isn’t. The left is just trying to provide solace to its lunatic, deranged base and to keep them from feeling entirely, totally defeated.

You know, where you listen to the left talk about how this is very narrow and not that encompassing. Imagine how you would feel today if it’d gone the other way, if by a 7-2 vote in the Supreme Court they had ruled that Christian religious freedom essentially doesn’t exist or didn’t in this case.

I mean, the left would have been on this, and they would have been marching into every religious business they could find and challenging it, starting late this morning, certainly early this afternoon. They would have been out there doing everything they could to maximize this. So, as far as that — even though it’s just an individual case — the Supreme Court stood up for religious liberty, First Amendment in a major, major way.”

Exactly so.

This started out with leftists trying to change the culture by means of law and government. They could have gone to another baker. They did not, for one simple reason… because that wouldn’t have served their original purpose.

They failed.

davidl on June 4th, 2018

Liberals think conservatives are mean.   We think liberals are stupid.   Dumbo, the president with the big ears and small brain in 2016 explaining why jobs are not coming back, from Bizpacreview:

“When somebody says like the person you just mentioned who I’m not going to advertise for, that he’s going to bring all these jobs back,” Obama said, Trump being the person he referenced.

“Well how exactly are you going to do that? What are you going to do?” he continued. “There’s no answer to it. He just says, ‘I’m going to negotiate a better deal.’ Well how? How exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have?”

If one assumes that Dumbo is both honest and modestly intelligent, He seems to be saying jobs and economic growth are beyond the scope of any democrat political vision.  It is as if Milton Friedman had never lived. Yet somehow both lived in Chicago.

Elsewhere in the same year, the woman formerly known as the Smartest Woman in the World, trying, but failing, to explain how to revive the economy, from Western Journal:

“Why? Because his whole plan is to cut taxes, to give the biggest tax breaks ever to the wealthy and to corporations, adding $20 trillion to our debt, and causing the kind of dislocation that we have seen before, because it truly will be trickle-down economics on steroids,” she continued.

“So the plan I have I think will actually produce greater opportunities. The plan he has will cost us jobs and possibly lead to another Great Recession,” Clinton added.

Video:

Obviously leaving more of the People’s money in the People’s pocket is concept Mrs. Clinton is too stupid too grasp, or simply beyond the realm of her socialist mindset

Note: I may, or may not, have consulted Bitsblog’s double secret style edit one Sally Field, before referring to our former president as a bitch.

davidl on June 1st, 2018

Samantha Bee denigrates First Daughter, from Matt Wilstien, Daily Beast:

“Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House, chose to post the second most oblivious tweet we’ve seen this week,” Bee said. “You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices you feckless c*nt!”

Reax via Kate, Small Dead Animals:

It was “inappropriate and inexcusable” and entirely scripted and prerecorded, and TBS’s standards & practices division (aka, the network censors) allowed the show to air, presumably after previewing it. As Sean Davis tweets, “If the Turner non-reaction so far is any guide, Roseanne’s big mistake was putting her comments on Twitter instead of in her show’s script. The fact that a whole network reviewed, approved, promoted, and aired Bee’s scripted slur is the best protection Bee could ever buy,” adding that “The Roseanne and Samantha Bee scandals aren’t comparable. Roseanne wrote something on Twitter and her show was immediately cancelled. In the case of Samantha Bee, an entire network’s legal and editorial team knew exactly what Bee would say, approved it, and broadcast it.”

More reax, Mary Katherine Ham, via Federalist:

Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a ‘feckless’ word I can not say…that is the worst word you can call a woman on TV and there will not be a nine-day news cycle about that.”

The c-word is the worst possible word in American English to refer to a woman, and the Turner Broadcasting System thought it to acceptable. In contrast, Roseanne Barr’s brain fart can be at least in part attributed to too little sleep and too much medication. On the other hand, TBS’s decision to broadcast the c-word was a corporate decision.    I presume one made sober and awake.

Eric Florack on June 1st, 2018

As I suggested yesterday, #MeToo was brought out as a weapon to be used against conservatives, and against Donald Trump.

(Notice, please, that I refrain from calling The Donald a conservative.)

The question becomes would that weapon, #MeToo, have ever been sprung, had Hillary Clinton won the election? And, if in fact the left cares in the least about sexual harrassment, as an example.

We know that it would not have been sprung. Harvey Weinstein for example would still be Dr. Casting Couch, leftists would never have been forced to admit that they should have called Bill Clinton on his escapades, back in the day. Having such things associated with the left would be counter productive to the goal.

Now, however, all that’s fair game. And that, dear reader, is a measure of the left’s desperation. The left is collectively willing to sacrifice such people, so that they can employ their weapon against anything and anyone to the right, because they have nothing else to bring to bear… They have no other arrows in the quiver.If they happen to destroy a few of their own, so be it.

They are now absolutely desperate to shut down anyone, and any ideas they don’t approve of, to the point where they’re willing to destroy some of their own to achieve that goal… We both know that’s something they’d never have even considered before, and had Hillary Clinton been elected, such tactics still wouldn’t be used.

It would seem logical, in light of this, to ask if the left really cares at all about any of the causes they are supposedly championing, or if, rather, they’re trying to make out like the Lynch mob chasing them, is a parade they’re leading.

Eric Florack on May 31st, 2018

The Left started this #MeToo movement, in an effort to Associate the presidential candidate they lost to, with sexual assault, thereby supposedly delegitimizing him and his presidency.

It didn’t work to that end, but the blowback on their own people has been far more than they realized, and certainly more than has been good to them…. To the point where even The Daily Beast started getting embarrassed and pulled a rather comprehensive list which included apparently all too many liberal Democrats.

Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Weiner, Matt Lauer, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Al Franken, Charlie Rose… The list goes on and on and on,

Thing is, that’s what happens when you unleash the kind of weapon that #MeToo represents.

I wonder how many people who were instrumental in organizing and promoting the #MeToo attacks, truly understood the nature of the weapons they were deploying, and once released, how it would play out. I predicted at the time that it was going to backfire on them and my prediction was truer than my wildest dreams. The fact is, they started making accusations before they realized that the leftist icons couldn’t stand up to their own rhetorical judgments.. couldn’t stay within their own stated standards.

Ponder the idea that Bill Clinton was known to have committed actions of greater offense then any one of the people listed above.

Boom.

So here’s the point of all of this. I begin to wonder if organizers of the attacks we’ve seen recently on anyone who dares speak anything but leftist ideology in public, say, Tim Allen for example…. Or if you like, Roseanne Barr…. Laura Ingraham, etc, inderstand that because of the efforts surrounding #MeToo, the old leftist double standard just isn’t going to fly anymore with the American voter. And for that matter the American pocketbook. If you’re going to charge your opposition with bigotry, you better make sure your own house is in order or you’re going to get called on it.

This in fact is the reaction of most people looking at what happened to Roseanne Barr, for example. They’re not tremendously interested in defending Roseanne Barr per se, but they are loudly calling out the double standards involved.

Make no mistake, these attacks both #metoo and the more recent Spade of nonsense involving Tim Allen Roseanne Barr and so on,are not about in the end preventing sexual assault or anything of the sort, they are not about standards impact of any kind, other than maintaining Democrat Party power.

These were my thoughts this afternoon. So imagine my surprise when I stumbled across Larry Elder over at Townhall:

.Disney also owns ESPN, the sports cable channel that employs Keith Olbermann, whose angry, unhinged tweets about President Donald Trump make Barr’s anti-Jarrett tweet look like a love note. Here’s one Olbermann tweeted at Ivanka Trump, Trump’s daughter: “Then tell your racist,eed white supremacist, neo-nazi father to get the f— out of our society.” One would think that Disney would find Olbermann’s tweets “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with (their) values.”

Indeed. This is the guy they hired 48 hours before firing Roseanne Barr. Roll that one around in your head for a few seconds. Does it sound to you like anybody gave a hoot how about standards of any kind when they hired this guy?

Speaking of Disney, let’s talk about the regulars of The View. After all, Roseanne Barr’s comments were so despicable and so bigoted that it stands to reason, ( as one of my correspondants quipped) that she will be asked to host The View next month.

As with the #MeToo attacks, this business is doing nothing but angering mainstream America to the point of never voting Democrat again. The movement is now out of control having gotten away from its Originators and is backfiring on their original purpose. To confirm that one need look no further than Joy Reid. I’ll let you investigate that one yourself.

At the end of the day these are tactics that are used by people who recognize clearly that they’re not going to make any gains in any other fashion. They don’t have anything else to bring to bear.

It’s called desperation, folks. And it’s going to eat the Left Alive.

Personally, I’m making popcorn.

Eric Florack on May 31st, 2018

Folks, I want you to understand something. There’s a reason that the liberal media in particular is going nuts on Roseanne Barr at this moment. Keep in mind please that the woman has never been a conservative.

The reason that the left is having such a problem with her just now is because she dared to leave the donkey Plantation. She managed to swerve into a small piece of the truth of the matter, and like Tim Allen before her, she must pay the price and serve as an example for anyone else who considers leaving the donkey Plantation.

The left knows very well that they cannot survive if people start actually thinking for themselves. So right now, they’re busy playing whack-a-mole, hammering down anybody who dares to step out of line.

That’s what this is all about.

Eric Florack on May 30th, 2018

The Rosenbergs were electrocuted for precisely the same laws that Hillary Clinton violated.

davidl on May 30th, 2018

A tragic local story makes the national news, from the New York Post:

A twice-deported illegal immigrant from Mexico was being held Tuesday in the disappearance of a 14-month-old boy who became the subject of an Amber Alert last week after his mother was found dead upstate.

Evarardo Donoteo-Reyes, 25, is currently charged with tampering with evidence, but prosecutors expect to file more charges against him once cops determine how his 18-year-old girlfriend, Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, was killed.

The young woman’s son, Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, is feared dead following an extensive search of the couple’s home in Wayne County and surrounding areas. The toddler was reported missing on May 23 after his mom’s body was discovered near their residence.

So two questions. First, to Little Andy, b/k/a Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York: So why do you give sanctuary to felon animals like Evarardo Donoteo-Reyes?

Second, to Senator Chuckles, b/k/a Senator Charles Schumer(D – NY). why do you refuse to support a border wall to keep out animals Donoteo-Reyes?

For what it is worth, I believe that Owen Hidalgo-Calderon is still alive but has been kidnapped.