Eric Florack on March 5th, 2021

Lots of notes from around the globe on my notifications list this morning.

# Harry and Megan have just completed their 1 millionth interview about how all they want us to be left alone.

# More than 100 “migrants” released by the Border Patrol into Texas since late January have tested positive for the coronavirus following their arrival, officials in a city on the U.S.-Mexico border tell Fox News. (it’s funny how the Democrats don’t seem to be concerned about this new viral threat… Which in many ways is the same as piling covid-19 positive patients in the nursing homes.)

# Texas Mississippi and of all places Connecticut have started resuming normal life as regards Mask requirements, restaurants being closed etc. Joe Biden calls these people “Neanderthals”. You would think he would be better at recognizing Neanderthals than that, given he comes from that era.

# How screwed are we, when we spend so much time reassigning the sex of a plastic potato? And how empty must your life be when this is important to you? By the way, Hasbro has changed their minds on that one. Still…

# I’m not sure I want to know…

# Do you suppose it’s an accident these so-called “migrants” wearing Biden t-shirts at the border? Of course they’re public statements indicate they want “clearer policies”. Frankly I don’t know how much clearer you can be then saying.. “Go through the established process. You want to enter the country? Fine.. do it legally.”

# Just wait until Disney corporate figures out that Donald Duck and Winnie the Pooh don’t wear pants. And somewhere, old Walt is turning somersaults in his grave at what they’ve done to his company.

# I probably don’t want to give anybody ideas, but…

You know, it’s odd, how the mainstream press hasn’t even mentioned this yet. I somehow doubt they will.

Once the vote of the Governors reaches Mitch McConnell, he’ll have 10 days to initiate a trial for impeachment. Rumor has it they’re already building their case and that Giuliani and Dershowitz will be the legal minds arguing the case. That spells disaster for Pelosi.

As the article mentions, this has never been done before in our history but then on the other hand Pelosi is historically corrupt… so, it fits rather nicely.

The question now becomes assuming that this goes through as such, who ends up as speaker? Certainly, not Stenny Hoyer.  It seems reasonable to wonder if AOC is our next speaker.

Eric Florack on March 4th, 2021

Joe Biden continues to sell us out to China…

President Biden’s nominee to run the CIA, William Burns, is the head of a think tank that has routinely received large donations from groups linked to the Chinese Communist Party.

Folks, the biggest enemy of the United States is not china, it’s not russia, it’s not cuba, it’s not global warming, it’s the Democrat party.

So, it turns out that the supposed “armed insurrection” at the Capitol, was neither one.

A top FBI counterterrorism official testified on Wednesday that no firearms were recovered during arrests of rioters who breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

“How many firearms were confiscated in the Capitol or on Capitol grounds during that day?” Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson asked Jill Sanborn, the FBI official, during a Senate Homeland Security hearing.

“To my knowledge, we have not recovered any on that day from any other arrests at the scene at this point,” replied Sanborn, who serves as FBI assistant director for counterterrorism.

“I don’t want to speak on behalf of Metro and Capitol police, but, to my knowledge, none,” she added.

Once again, the narrative being put out by the Democrats turns out to be absolute stable carpeting.

I tell you truly folks, if the Democrats are saying it, it’s the most solid indication you’re going to get that what they’re saying isn’t true.

Why does anyone trust them anymore?

Personally I smell a fish:

According to The New York Times, 33-year-old Anna Ruch has claimed that Cuomo asked to kiss her at a wedding in 2019. In an interview Monday, she specified that Cuomo put his hand on her bare lower back.

Ruch said she pulled away and was “so confused and shocked and embarrassed” by the incident. “I turned my head away and didn’t have words in that moment,” she reportedly said.

A spokesperson for Cuomo reportedly referred the Times to a more general statement in which Cuomo apologized for things that “have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation.”

The involvement of the New York Times here, fits with something that’s been building in the back of my head for a while now.

Remember first of all, that these are all Democrats raising charges against Cuomo. And the New York Times of course is the liberal paper of record, and would normally be the one defending Cuomo or for that matter any other Democrat. When’s the last time you saw the knives out against a fellow Democrat? When’s the last time you saw the New York Times going wall to wall on something like this involving a Democrat?

Ignoring who’s covering the story for the moment, let’s consider that this many people coming forward against a Democrat, all at once, doesn’t happen all that often, which of itself leads me to the belief that this is a coordinated attack on Cuomo. Several low-level Democrats and the press .. Including the liberal paper of record, the New York Times…all playing along with this? There has got to be some coordination going on.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy, but who’s responsible for the coordination? Who is pulling the strings?

My first instinct was the Clinton crime family. For the last 30 some odd years they’ve been the only ones who were powerful enough to pull this kind of thing off.

I mean, in that direction lies Jim Trafficant and Gary Hart to name but two… or if you like, Vince Foster and the remainder of the body count behind the Clintons. Not that they have a whole bunch of politically gained by eliminating Cuomo at this point, but there is always the motivation of revenge, vindictiveness. I can’t help but remember how vindictive the clintonista has been.

As with Hart and Trafficant, somebody has decided that Cuomo is too much of an embarrassment or at the least can be gotten out of the way fairly easily, to aid in someone else’s rising in power.
Certainly the Clintonistas still have a few teeth left to deploy.

And who else might it be? Obama, perhaps? Or perhaps whoever was pulling his string. and here’s where things start getting a little deeper.

And look, I fully admit I’m hip shooting here based on information currently available…

It’s been suggested that the AOC function of the party is going against everyone who is considered a moderate Democrat. (My stomach rebels at calling Cuomo moderate, but I see the point.)

Thing is, I don’t read the AOC faction as being quite that powerful. If they were, we would have heard about Pelosi being found in Golden Gate Park with one behind the ear.

But with that said, it would be interesting to do an investigation into the history of the people bringing charges against Cuomo. Their previous associations I think, would be very interesting indeed.

For me, that AOC scenario becomes problematic though, when we consider that the majority of them have the kind of intelligence that makes door knobs look like bloody geniuses.

I just don’t see them as having enough gray matter between them, collectively or individually, to pull off something like this without being told precisely what to do and when to do it, by somebody who is not upfront and in the limelight. As far as I can see AOC and her crowd are and always have been a circle of ineptitude and arrogance. As such they would certainly leave their fingerprints all over the knives stuck in Cuomo’s back. That we haven’t seen that kind of evidence yet suggests somebody directing this operation who is able to operate a little more subtly.

Understand, it’s not my intention to defend Cuomo. Not by any stretch of the imagination. Do I doubt these reported events happened? No. I’m convinced they did in fact happen.

But since when do we see Democrats prosecuting fellow Democrats for such offenses? Since when do we see these events covered in the New York Times of all places? And who is coordinating these efforts?

My instincts of the matter are that there’s something far deeper and more disquieting than simple party infighting.

Eric Florack on February 28th, 2021

To begin with, a casual observation:

Bill Kristol didn’t show up to the conservative conference, (and for that matter none of his cronies at The Bulwark didn’t either.)

Nor did Mitt Romney, nor did Mitch McConnell, nor did any of the rest of the establishment GOP. That’s because they’re not conservative. Never have been.

But Donald Trump did…

davidl on February 26th, 2021

Let me be clear.  Female Genital Mutilation is barbaric.  Yet FGM is not the most inhumane medical procedure masquerading as if it were medicine.  The aim of FGM is not to render the victim infertile, but only to limit or deny her sexual pleasure.

The left found an even more barbaric medical treatment, castration, surgical or chemical.  If a competent consenting adult wants to undergo such a procedure, sobeit.  However the left is not content with only castrating consenting adult.  They want to castrate children, with or without parental consent.

The Delaware Dimwit has nominated one of these monsters to be Assistant Secretary of Health, Rachael nee Richard Levine.  The result the battle of bad hair, video:

After a litany of facts and stats, Senator Paul’s question came down to a simple yes or no.  The Senator asked if child as young as three should be allow to be castrated without consent of his parent.  Levine ducked and twice replied that transgender medicine was “nuanced.”  BFS!  Three year old children are not mature enough to make such a life altering decision.

I would have found it amusing if Dr. Paul had asked Dr. Levine if the good doctor would be willing to undergo the procedure.  Alas, to late.

Hat tip headline: Sundance

When you care enough to steal only the best.

It is bad enough to be a pseudo President crippled by dementia.  Having your Defense Department go rogue and attacking sovereign foreign nation without any apparent notification of Congress or your own Vice President is signally the entire world that you only pretend to be Commander-in -Chief.

Then there is matter of the announcement to the nation from the Oval Office, video:

Did you surrender the nuclear football as well?

Fox News’ Janice Dean says this was never about politics.

Make no mistake, Janice Dean is 100% correct here in so far as Cuomo needs to be called to account for his crimes.. Dean and her family have my complete sympathy, as well.

That said, there needs to be some separation. When she says that this is not about politics, I suggest that Cuomo’s actions and that of his staff have always been about politics.

This whole thing started because little Lord Cuomo boy decided he didn’t want Donald Trump getting credit for doing the right thing with the hospitals that were set up in New York City to accommodate covid-19 patients. This, in turn, was directly responsible for the number of nursing home deaths which Cuomo and his people for political reasons covered up. They were afraid it was going to be used quote as a political football. Well, duh.

Cuomo didn’t want Trump getting credit for doing the right thing so he marched off on his own.. which was directly responsible for all those nursing home deaths that he tried to cover up.

In other words all those people died because the Democrat ostensibly running New York State doesn’t like Donald Trump.

What Cuomo and his people did were wholy political decisions for which they should be prosecuted criminally.

But here’s the thing… If you’re going to tell me that the investigation and prosecution of this case against Cuomo and the Democrats running New York should be wholy criminal and not political, there you get my buy in. But don’t tell me this was not about politics. It’s always been about politics as everything is with the Democrats. Absolutely everything.

Remember what I’ve been saying now for the last few years:

When government runs health care, every healthcare decision is a political one.

This is as good a case in point of that axiom, as any I’ve ever seen.These decisions were political in nature, not science-based, not even consulting with physicians. This was pure politics on the part of New York Democrats.

In a broader sense, that set of events shows us just how far the Democrats were willing to go to attain governmental power again. And don’t worry about those seasoned citizens assuming room temperature. They’d have only voted Republican anyway. That is a lesson that we cannot afford to dismiss.

In a just world, we’d see New York Democrats behind bars right now. They need to be prosecuted and jailed for their criminality. It’s that simple, that direct. However we must never forget that politics was the reason those crimes were committed.

Eric Florack on February 23rd, 2021

From Glen Greenwald today:

I have repeatedly called Glenn Greenwald one of the least honest in the leftosphere. I still hold that position. That said, I have just as often pointed out that the supposed “fact checkers” are anything but. that was never more apparent than when Greenwald turned on them finally, apparently the man still has something of a conscience at least.Ask yourself the rhetorical question of why it took this long for PolitiFact to come up with this admission.The answer is as I said 5 years ago.

it’s a trick the mainstream media of which PolitiFact is A part has been using for time in memoriam. Whip them up with headlines on page one… and then when it’s found out that you got it wrong, or more probably, you were just plain lying, run a correction on page 23 in a small paragraph below the fold.

Eric Florack on February 22nd, 2021

“It’s not easy being Green.”

-Kermit

It’s become almost cliche by this point that the left tends to eat its own. One can never be politically correct enough for these animals. Case in point:

The Muppet Show appears to be the latest victim of political correctness with new warnings over its historic content.

The adventures of Kermit the Frog, Animal, Miss Piggy and friends now come with an alert about ‘offensive content’ and can only be seen on an adult account.

And why?

Viewers are greeted with the disclaimer: ‘This programme includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now.

‘Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together.’

The warning is believed to refer to Muppet characters designed as stereotypes of Native Americans, Arabs and East Asians.

Seems like just a few years ago the left was screaming bloody murder about Republicans wanting to kill off Big Bird.

Turns out though, that the left, when it runs out of actual opponents to chew on, react rather like cuttlefish. Some of you will remember these lines from a movie which will eventually be deemed offensive as well… (Also, oddly enough, from the realm of Disney.)

Cuttlefish. Eh?

Let us not, dear friends, forget our dear friends the cuttlefish… flipping glorious little sausages. Pen them up together, and they will devour each other without a second thought..

Similarly, what happens when the left runs out of targets? They turn on each other, without so much as a second thought, or a first one for that matter.

In reality, that’s the essence of political correctness. It’s a brainless knee-jerk reaction.

Another example, Facebook has decided that they dislike anyone asking “Do we still call it “tranny fluid” or is it ” non binary shift juice?” And have started putting people in Facebook jail for a distributing a meme to that effect.

It would be easy enough to say… A rather simple conclusion to draw… that the only people we are allowed to laugh at, that the only people we are allowed to ridicule in any fashion, are white heterosexual Christian males. Outside of that narrow scope everything is out of bounds.

Eventually though, even erstwhile fellow travelers end up becoming targets to such things. Which, in turn, leads one to the understanding that it was never about anything but the power to dictate other people’s thoughts.

Being offended, you see, is political power these days.

Eric Florack on February 20th, 2021

As it stands right now New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is probably the only person in the nation who has managed to destroy his career faster than Jussie Smollett.

Cuomo and Kim, both Democrats, have engaged in a public war of words over what transpired on a phone call between the two last week, hours after the New York Post reported that one of the governor’s aides, Melissa DeRosa, admitted his office withheld data on COVID-19 deaths at nursing homes. Many in left-leaning media have ignored the story, notably CNN, which had given Cuomo’s brother, Chris, free rein to conduct friendly, comical interviews with the scandal-plagued governor.

Whatever else might be said about this, this is more than just a one-off incident. we’ve been hearing rumors coming out of Albany about this kind of nonsense for years now, and apparently we have a situation now where the Democrats have reached the international “enough” line.

When you get to be too big an embarrassment for the Democrats damage control to handle comma critical mass is reached and you can pretty much forget about being supported. That scenario would seem to be confirmed as we look at the output of the leftist press including the New York times who has finally decided to take interest in these matters. Has the story at the links indicates, for weeks on end we couldn’t get them to even raise an eyebrow, but now suddenly it’s a serious story. When you’re a Democrat and you lose the New York Times, who in reality is nothing more than the propaganda arm of the Democratic party, you’re screwed.

That way lies Gary Hart and Jim Trafficant, for example. Get to be too big of a problem for the party, too big a problem for the cause and instead of being on top of the pile, you’re under it.

That these occurrences don’t happen all that often of itself suggests that it takes a lot to embarrass Democrats. (Yeah I know, like we didn’t know that already…)

On the other hand, it’s interesting that we haven’t seen anything out of the White House on this matter as yet.

But in the grand measure of things, the biggest indication I see here is that Ted Cruz going on vacation is getting more press than Mario Cuomo’s killing 120,000 nursing home patients with his “I don’t want Donald Trump getting the credit for covid-19 hospitals. and don’t worry about the old folks kicking off after all they just vote Republican anyway” routine.

Again, trying to minimize the damage. One gets to decided impression that the Democrats and their lackeys in the press would like all this to go away as quickly and quietly as possible.

Can you imagine the coverage if a Republican governor was responsible for the kind of deaths that Andrew Cuomo has caused?

Yeah.

Eric Florack on February 19th, 2021

It’s amusing that the enviro wacko left has been all over the state government in Texas because they were unprepared for a once every hundred years storm. Even if we grant that the complaint is a valid one (and I do not), let’s look at the electrical system that they are proposing:

Instead of power distribution systems failing every “100 years” storm, they’re proposing a system that will fail every sunset, every thunderstorm, and every heavy snowfall with any degree of ice. Of course I’m talking about supposed “renewable energy”, wind, solar and the like.

Let’s also consider the double standard, in this case as compared to California, that liberal Paradise.

Whereas there aren’t many people who can predict storms years in advance (regardless of what the global warming types are going to tell you), out in California the electrical system fails every single summer like clockwork. Why? Because it gets hot in California in the summertime. Every single summer, like clockwork. They know it’s coming. and yet the liberal Democrats in California refuse to allow the power companies to upgrade the infrastructure to accommodate the situation. But they’ll say nothing about that when they’re screaming about Texas.

In both cases what they’re looking to do isforces to accept the government takeover of those energy companies.

Does anybody remember amtrak? This is precisely the same scenario.

My instinct would be to say that the hypocrisy coming from the left of these subjects is staggering, but in the last several years, staggering hypocrisy has become routine for the Democrats.

Where is all of this going? Last summer, our country was energy independent for the first time in its history.

With the Democrats in charge all of that, along with the prosperity that comes with it, is gone now. It’s an even money bet, however, the Biden family fortunes just improved rather dramatically when the keystone Pipeline got shut down. Suddenly the Biden family investment in China and in Romania are looking far more lucrative.

Lucrative for Biden and his family anyway. Not for the rest of us. with the shutdown on energy and the rest of Democrat party policy, some 861,000 people have lost their jobs since Biden took office.

“Unexpectedly”, of course.

(Remember that the last time we heard that word associated with an economic downturn was the last time that was a Democrat in the White House. Same policy, same result.)

And as a parting shot has anybody noticed the price of gasoline over the last several weeks?

Eric Florack on February 19th, 2021

This is the one year anniversary of 14 days to flatten the curve.

Which of itself should show you the absurdity of the conceptthat anyone could have any degree of control on this thing other than the Chinese when they released it on the rest of the world

Eric Florack on February 18th, 2021

From elsewhere this morning, here’s something that I thought should be passed on in these spaces. It’s that good…

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Just going to share a thought here; some will take this well, some not.

It seems like just recent history when we all watched Ronald Reagan leave the White House for the last time, when his term of office ended – and not long after that, when Reagan passed from this life. We mourned, and then we looked around, asking “Who will be our next Reagan?”

Early this year, we watched on as Donald Trump left the White House, and it seemed like a movement was coming to an end due to the workings of the entrenched establishment. After the shock wore off, we looked left and right, asking “Who will be our next Trump?”

Just this week, we witnessed the passing of Rush Limbaugh, a vocal spokesman for many of the principles we cherish. As we mourn his passing, I hear many people in my circle asking “Who will speak for us now? Who will be our next Rush?”

Let me say a few words to encourage you all: we are not sheep in search of a shepherd. We are all free individuals, each of us responsible for defending our liberties. The answer to that question “Who?” is simple. YOU. Every one of you reading this, be bold and fearless. Don’t be afraid to speak up.

There is a circle in my life, one subset of all of the people in my life here in California. They believe the COVID masks and social distancing business is wrong, and they say they want to be free to get back to their normal lives. But you know what they’re doing to achieve that? Nothing. “I can’t wait for this to be over,” they say, but they go along with the restrictions. They do not complain. They do not speak up. They do not rebel. “It’s the law, and you can’t fight city hall,” they say. Or the governor.

In 1776, we didn’t sit back and ask “Who will fight against England for us?” Let me encourage all of you: you be the Reagan in your life. You be your next Trump, your next Rush. We all die in our time, and it’s a mistake to always look to someone else to be our deliverer in this life. We are not mere followers – we are free men and women. Leaders and spokesmen will come and go; it’s up to all of us to step up. Be bold and fearless.