Eric Florack on February 24th, 2018

So, let me see if I understand all of this.

Less than a year ago liberals in America were complaining that the police were a bunch of murdering Thugs and shouldn’t be trusted.

So now, because the police weren’t doing their job in Broward County and a mass shooting took place we’re told that the only people that should have guns are the police.

Of course we’re being told this by recently proclaimed constitutional experts who are 17 years old and who last week were eating laundry detergent pods.

Despite their dietary choices they’ve managed to put together a bus tour, a CNN town hall, and a large number of protests across the country all on their own.

The weapon that the shooter used is an AR-15, roundly criticized by the gun grabbing leftists as a weapon of War… But yet is rifle that is used by no military in the world.

And then we find out that the police… You know, the ones that these teenagers were saying or supposed to be the ones to have guns because they will protect us and that carrying a personal firearm is an act of cowardice, were hiding in safety while the students they were supposed to be protecting were being shot.

We find out that the sheriff of Broward County which by the way is the Florida county which leans most to the left in the entire state has been hobnobbing with Infamous left us for quite some time now. We also find out that his Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene of the shooters house dozens of times that both the sheriff’s department and the top law enforcement agency in the country have had many warnings about this idiot and did nothing.

And the only solution to all of this is to give up our firearms and turn more power over to the federal government.

And of course the whole thing is the fault of Republicans, and the NRA.

So is this all clear, so far?

Ben Shapiro makes some serious points in his most recent article

..On Thursday night, the American public learned two bombshell pieces of information regarding the Parkland, Florida mass shooting. First, we learned that the Broward County Sheriff’s Office was told in November that the Parkland shooter “could be a school shooter in the making” but deputies didn’t bother to write up a report; that report “came just weeks after a relative called urging BSO to seize his weapons.” Then, in even more shocking news, we learned that an armed school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sat outside and waited for four minutes during the six minute attack that ended in the deaths of 17 human beings..

Sadly, this is just the beginning.
As I stated earlier today let’s remember the Broward county is the county that had its own version of electile dysfunction… Recount after recount after recount trying to allow Al Gore to steal the election back in the day.
It appears that things haven’t changed much down there.
I’ll take the opportunity also to make the point that Hillary Clinton told us a while ago that government’s primary role was raising children. Apparently the most recent election is the result of Americans looking at the product of government raising children…. Which in turn is now scrambling to find a way to control the little monsters that they’ve created.

davidl on February 23rd, 2018

Forget it Eric, it is Broward County.

Former Broward County Sheriff Deputy  Scot Peterson was paid circa seventy-five thousand dollars a year to protect the students of Stoneman-Douglas High School.   Not only did he not succeed.  He never even tried, from Don Surber:

Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters that watching Peterson stay outside the building instead of engaging the shooter was devastating.

“These families lost their children, we lost coaches. I’ve been to the funerals. I’ve been to the homes where they’re sitting shiva. I’ve been to the vigils. It’s just, there are no words,” the sheriff said.

Sheriff Israel immediately suspended Peterson without pay. Peterson then resigned.

We are told that citizens don’t need guns because the police have guns. Yet in Parkland, the police were both armed and on scene. Yet stood by impotent. What good is an armed guard no more potent that a cigar store Indian?

Note that Peterson was not a bug in Sheriff Scott Israel’s he was a feature, from Last Refuge:

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) didn’t “miss warning signs” or make “mistakes” in not writing up reports. The Sheriff’s office did exactly what their internal policies, procedures and official training required them to do, they intentionally ignored the signs, and intentionally didn’t generate documents. Example:

Are there enough good citizens on Broward County, to send Sheriff Israel packing?

Eric Florack on February 23rd, 2018

Point of reference;

Broward County, where this shooting occurred, is the most extreme far-left part of Florida.

Remember all that “hanging chads” business? It was from there. Their parents and teachers are all left wing political zealots. The kids have been indoctrinated.

And then there’s the professionals which is another post.

Eric Florack on February 22nd, 2018

VDH today:

..FISA-gate is not just an upside-down Watergate. It also forces us to rethink Watergate itself. The facts, of course, that led to Nixon’s 1974 resignation are unchanged and condemnatory. But the relative eagerness to uncover them can be recalibrated by the contrast with FISA-gate.

In other words, was it really principle and concern for the transparent and blind administration of justice that drove the original and necessary official and media investigation of Nixon? Or, in some measure, did the furor over Nixon arise over his seemingly odious politics and person that for decades had enraged his enemies?

FISA-gate, and the media’s response to it, is not so much another Watergate as an anti-Watergate. The disconnect with the past begs us to redefine the story of Watergate itself 45 years later: Was it what Richard Nixon did, or who Richard Nixon was, that ignited the scandal?

Victor’s points are quite correct of course.

What the Democrats have been doing for the last few decades going back through the Clinton misadministration tends to make Watergate look like a Sunday school picnic by comparison.

One could logically ask the question did Nixon get railroaded for political purposes, given what worse crimes of Democrats have received in the way of attention and prosecution subsequently?

I hasten to add that I don’t perceive Victor’s questions nor do I intend my own to be a defense of Richard Nixon by any means.

Rather I think we’re both seeking to point out the huge Delta between the crimes and prosecution’s then to now. Does it reveal something more Sinister going on in terms of intent on the part of the Democrats?

Eric Florack on February 21st, 2018

Has anybody noticed the speed and Effectiveness with which they managed to put a bus tour together to attack the Second Amendment following the Florida shooting?

All arranged by 17 year olds.

Nice to see that they took time off from eating laundry detergent pods to do all this work for the Democrats.

Eric Florack on February 21st, 2018

My friends the absolutely abysmal medal count in the Winter Olympics for these United States had me looking into the causes of the whole thing and I believe that I found it.

It’s beginning to look like the US Olympic Committee has sacrificed our medal count, our International standing amongst Olympic athletic teams, on the altar of diversity.

Observe the Washington Post from just before the start of the Olympics:

The U.S. Olympic Committee says it’s taking its most diverse team ever to a Winter Games, an impressive and deserved boast that requires a caveat of sorts.

Yes, USOC officials are pleased the team includes more African Americans and Asian Americans — and even the first two openly gay men — than recent winter squads. But they also realize this year’s U.S. Olympic team, not unlike those of most other nations gathering in PyeongChang this week, is still overwhelmingly white.

First, keep in mind that this article I’ve linked here actually went up prior to the Olympics even being run.

Of course, you can already see where this is going. The usual social justice Warrior garbage. At the hands of the SJW crowd, we’ve gone from worrying about training athletes who can win races, to worrying first about what race the athlete is and ignoring whether or not they can win races.

And of course in this case the author is complaining that we haven’t gone far enough. But you see, for such people it’s never enough. Never has been, never will be. Once we allow ourselves to be held hostage to these people we always will be…. Assuming that we never have the courage to stand up and say get back in your corner with the pointed cap.

Now before now before you start charging me with sexism racism homophobia and whatever else is on the list of the leftist seven deadly sins these days, let’s try an experiment, shall we?

Let’s take your average NBA team. Or if you like, your average NFL team. The most recent census that I’ve seen suggests that something on the order of eight or 9% of Americans are black.

Imagine with me if you will the performance of NBA teams or NFL teams with a restriction in place that they have no more than 10% black people, just so they can have teams that’s supposedly look more like America. You know as well as I do the performance of such a team would be even worse than we saw here at the Olympics… And the problem would be easily traceable.

You see, the NBA the NFL and to a somewhat lesser degree Major League Baseball represent the last standing meritocracies in these United States particularly since the US OC is decided to pursue this maddeningly stupid course. Some people have abilities that other people don’t have. That’s why the racial balance in the NFL and the NBA and Major League Baseball is what it is. And I say good for them.

You earn positions on such a team by means of your performance on the field, not by the color of your skin or any other factor for that matter. That’s always to be desired.

(And that meritocracy, by the way is precisely the reason that Colin Kaepernick was throwing his temper tantrums for so long. He simply didn’t have the talent necessary to pull the job off.)

But but now the usoc has seen fit to throw away the ancient Olympic motto, Citius, Altius, Fortius, which is Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger”, and replaced it with something that may make the s j w crowd feel good about itself, but few other people.

That’s how we came home relatively empty-handed, people.

Eric Florack on February 21st, 2018

An ad executive for Facebook speaks up a couple of days ago and says…

When something involving this many people is so clumsy and ineffective towards the stated goal it seems logical to question whether or not it wasn’t back to cover operation for something else… Which most people who have studied the Soviets and their tactics will tell you would not be at all unusual.

One interesting little side note contained within Muller’s indictments is that the Russians were in fact trying to help the elective chances of Bernie Sanders. I’m sure that’s going to play out eventually…not.

Frankly most of the stuff in the indictments don’t even register as a crime …unless posting silly crap on Facebook that nobody’s going to see is to be registered as a crime.

Does anybody remember when Obama told the world (or, at least the five people that were watching MSNBC at the time) that Russia interfering in our election process would like an ant on an elephant’s butt?

Funny thing is the Press and the Democrats.. (but I repeat myself) back then were willing to accept that at face value and we never heard about it again. At least, until such time as a Democrat wasn’t in the White House.

After Hillary Clinton lost her presidential bid suddenly it was a big deal.

As for the effectiveness of special prosecutors, does anybody remember the name Patrick Fitzgerald?

Mr. Fitzgerald on his first day in his new job as special prosecutor as regards the Valerie Plame affair knew… on the very first day… the seat wasn’t even warm yet…knew that it was in fact Richard Armitage who had leaked Valerie Plame’s name to Robert Novak. He also knew on his first day that there was no crime.

Yet he spent the next several weeks putting people under oath supposedly investigating the crime that never happened. He got one conviction. Scooter Libby for a simple difference in memory. Libby’s sentence was eventually commuted by President Bush, an act which of course had the left howling in anger. But that conviction was the only thing that Fitzgerald ever got aside from a few million dollars in tax money, and a mess of political mileage.

In other words the whole thing turned out to be a nothingburger, with Fitzgerald reaping the financial Rewards of a special prosecutor and the political rewards from his fellow Democrats.

The Democrats got to raise hell about the Iraq War for several more months… And the ironic part about that is Richard Armitage was in fact against the Iraq War anyway.

The fact of the matter is that special prosecutors very seldom get convictions that have anything to do with the supposed to be crimes that they were originally supposed to investigate. And this supposed investigation is proving to be more of the same.

I believe it was Dale Franks in a Q&O podcast that suggested a special prosecutor is a pretty Groovy Little gig. Nobody can fire you, you can work as long as you say you’re going to work and just to Justify Your Existence you throw up indictments that have nothing to do with the original crime that you were supposed to be investigating.

This Russia collusion business is proving to be more of the same. It’s time to shut it down.


Eric Florack on February 20th, 2018

Since I couldn’t possibly care less about the NBA as I’ve written in these spaces many times, I didn’t see it myself. However, I am reliably informed that Fergie messed up the Star Spangled Banner so badly that Colin Kaepernick stood up in protest.

Battlefield Los Angeles:   The city tried fighting the homeless problem with liberal theory.    The homeless won.   The taxpayers lost, from Los Angeles Times:

Los Angeles County’s homeless population is increasing faster than the supply of new housing, even with the addition of thousands of beds in the last two years and millions of dollars beginning to flow in from two ballot measures targeting the crisis, according to a long-awaited report by the region’s homelessness agency.

The report showed that officials two years ago far underestimated how much new housing would be needed when they asked city and county voters to approve the tax measures.

Los Angelos meet Fox Butterfield.

davidl on February 20th, 2018

Appearing on CNN Captain Karen Tumulty, Washington Post,  took dead aim at President Donald Trump and launch a torpedo into the midships of Barrack Obama, b/k/a Dim Won, from David Rutz, Washington Free Beacon:

Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty criticized Trump and his allies for talking about what was not in the indictments rather than address the Russian efforts to interfere in American politics. Trump tweeted Sunday “they are laughing their asses off in Moscow” at the Russia investigation.

It wasn’t so much that Captain Tumulty’s fire control computer was fubar but rather that her chronometer was  stopped,  from Sundance,Last Refuge:

Much like the heavily touted sketchy 2017 Joint Analysis Report (the infamous “14 U.S. intelligence agencies report“) was really only three political intel agencies, FBI (Comey), CIA (Brennan) and ODNI (Clapper), Friday’s Russian indictment had a lot of pages and citations but in the aggregate was an assembly of nothing-burger reporting of various insignificant social media events.

Today the absurdity of the report becomes even more laughable.  As Gateway Pundit reports almost everything in the Mueller indictment was previously outlined in a Radio Free Europe report from 2015.   If that wasn’t funny enough, even the Washington Post finds the majority of the indictment was published last October in a Russian Business Magazine (RBC) article.

Dim Won claimed to have learned nothing other than what he saw on the news.   Yet the existence and mission of the Russian Internet troll brigade was reported by none other that Dim Won’s own Radio Free Europe in ‘Fifteen.   So if the Rooskie threat was a dire as Captain Tumulty claimed and Dim Won was half as smart as she believed, why did Dim Won do nothing?

davidl on February 16th, 2018

Fearless Leader’s gang of Keystone Kops has obtained indictments against thirteen Rooskie nationals, from Hill:

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups for interfering with the 2016 U.S. elections.

The explosive new charges allege that the Russians created false U.S. personas and stole the identities of real U.S. people in order to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, an assessment previously reached by U.S. intelligence agencies.


“The indictment alleges that the Russian conspirators want to promote discord in the United States and undermine public confidence in democracy.”

If promoting discord and undermining public confidence is our election is now a federal crime, where are the indictments for Mrs.B.J. Clinton and James Comey


The Russians are alleged to have talked to U.S. people, and to have been advised to focus efforts on swing states such as “Colorado, Virginia and Florida.”

Some conspiracy. Mrs. Clinton carried both Colorado and Virginia.

Eric Florack on February 16th, 2018

People, before you start calling for additional legislation because of what happened in Florida, please remember that the biggest lie in the history of mankind is that mankind can be perfected by means of legislation.

Yet more proof that cutting taxes does not blow the budget. In fact, quite the opposite.

The federal government this January ran a surplus while collecting record total tax revenues for that month of the year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.

January was the first month under the new tax law that President Donald Trump signed in December.

Now, let’s see that jobs report again.

davidl on February 10th, 2018

How gullible is the lame stream media?  Adam Schiff[less] flat out pulls the wool over Bill Maher’s eyes, and Maher never notices, from Breitbart:

Schiff answered, “Well, it is enormously challenging. And I think of all the difficulties that we face in terms of how we’ve gotten to where we are politically, you have obviously serious issues of campaign finance reform. You’ve got redistricting. But among the most difficult to deal with is the fact that people now simply get their information from different sources. Had Fox News existed and been essentially the state-run TV during the Nixon era, there might not have been an impeachment of Richard Nixon. But there is this whole echo chamber that supports whatever the president says.”

The House has only impeached two Presidents:

The Use of Impeachment

The House has initiated impeachment proceedings more than 60 times but less than a third have led to full impeachments. Just eight—all federal judges—have been convicted and removed from office by the Senate. Outside of the 15 federal judges impeached by the House, two Presidents (Andrew Johnson in 1868 and William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton in 1998), a cabinet secretary (William Belknap in 1876), and a U.S. Senator (William Blount of North Carolina in 1797) have also been impeached.

Neither has named Richard Milhous Nixon, source.