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.

Eric Florack on February 17th, 2021

I remember the first time that I was aware of Rush Limbaugh.

This was before his television program, even. At the time, he was just starting his talk show… the very first day, I caught the show. At the time, there wasn’t very many stations, (particularly the big guns) that were willing to take a chance on him. The one that did in my area was a little 500 watt day-timer then on 1030, WYSL. (The place has since moved to 1040, and grown into a 20,000 w powerhouse.)

It didn’t take long though, for Rush to be moved from the little rimshotters to just about every 50,000 watt talker in the nation.

And so he went on to be at the top of that game for three decades…nobody in the history of radio has ever held that level of popularity for as long as Rush Limbaugh did.

The reason for that popularity he explained himself, suggesting that what he did was say what people were already thinking… Giving voice to conservatism in a way that certainly nobody else had ever done before. Not only was he unabashedly conservative, but he had a good time doing it.

It is absolutely impossible to overstate the impact Rush Limbaugh had on AM talk stations of the day, and in turn, on politics in America… which, again in turn, is why everyone to the right of Fidel Castro hated him with a passionate hate which also cannot be over emphasized.

The left tried emulating him, they even set up their own talk networks, trying desperately to capitalize on his formula. Well, of course, leaving out the most obvious element in his success… he was an actual conservative. As such, every one of those efforts failed miserably after only a couple of years, or in some cases as little as a couple of shows. Even leftist friends had to admit that he had a style that was attractive to any listener. All but the most fingers -in -the -ears liberal had difficulty arguing against any point that he made over the years.

Aside from the left, there were a large but dwindling number of GOP establishment types who tried to get Limbaugh fired, Limbaugh taken off the air, etc but to no avail. At the end of the day he was more popular and more persuasive than his opponents.

Rush Limbaugh was given the medal of freedom by President Donald Trump, an award which he richly deserved… and when you look at his face in the tapes of the State of the Union address that evening, you can see he genuinely appreciated the gesture.

And, yeah, I have to say that since I spent a number of years behind the microphone and understand the attraction of that lifestyle, that profession, him getting that award met a lot to me personally on an emotional level. But, of greater import than this, he has served his country well.

As it happens I wasn’t listening when his wife came on the radio program to announce his passing, a job which I wouldn’t wish on anyone but according to everyone I’ve spoken with she handled it well.

The tributes are now coming in like wildfire, and I suppose there’s no real point in linking to them all since you will doubtless find them on your own along with the usual hate messages that anybody who dares to be conservative will get,regardless of the circumstance. No point in dwelling on them. No class, anyway.

What happens now, with the movement that he started? Time, I suppose, will answer that one. But make no mistake, it is a movement and the movement remains. On that basis alone, Rush Limbaugh deserves a salute from every one of us.

davidl on February 17th, 2021

Rush Limbaugh, the legend, has signed off. God Bless!

More: Political Crossing.

According to the daily mail online, Achmed the Dead Terrorist has some new friends:

At least 30 Taliban fighters have been killed in an explosion at a mosque in Afghanistan during a bomb-making class.

You know, it’s interesting we weren’t hearing about any of this during the Trump administration. Something else that we haven’t heard much of…

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi and U.S. security officials say rockets have struck outside Irbil international airport near where U.S. forces are based in northern Iraq, killing one civilian contractor and wounding eight others.

it seems appropriate to welcome you to Democrat party foreign policy. I mean, if only there was a way we could have predicted this…

This just says it all…

You see, the press is quite happy to spread the the cynical lie that Trump was guilty of an impeachable offense but they won’t say anything about how the Democrats cheated in their desperation to clamp down on somebody who operated outside of Democrat party norms.

Apparently those kind of lies are okay as far as the Democrats are concerned. and when I say the democrats, I’m including the press, here.

they actually I’m about treating the mainstream press as Democrat party operatives with bylines, rings true.

And I won’t even bother trying to deal with that chinless good for nothing from Kentucky. I’ve been writing for years now that the man is useless and that situation hasn’t changed. His predecessor in the majority leader role was replaced because he refused to be conservative… it’s about time the same thing happen to him and for the same reason.

Eric Florack on February 15th, 2021

So once again the GOP establishment moves to protect itself against the will of the GOP rank and file… you know, the voters.

As NPR points out only one is possible to primary out of office.

Ponder the value of somebody who claims to be a Republican and yet considers Joe Biden to be less of a threat than someone who actually does what he tells the voters he’s going to do.

This situation has shown us in rather stark relief, the disconnect between the GOP establishments and the GOP rank and file, the voters, which I’ve been writing about for several years now.

It doesn’t take a great deal of imagination to see how this played out… The Democrats approached the swamp critters the call themselves GOP, in other words he establishment Republicans …. You know, the Mitt Romney Mitch McConnell John McCain type of Republican and tell them look, you lay off the investigations on the election fraud and the Russia gate scandal and all of that, and in the interest of unity and will be easier to deal with for the next couple of years.

And you know, the Rockefeller Republicans might just be stupid enough to go for it?

I tell you the truth here, if there’s anything that will guarantee an insuperable Democrat majority in 2 years, it is the total disregard of the wishes of the GOP voter by the GOP establishment.

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After the Senate acquittal of the last duly elected President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, the fraud Joey issued the following statement, from Todd Starnes:

It was nearly two weeks ago that Jill and I paid our respects to Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who laid in honor in the Rotunda after losing his life protecting the Capitol from a riotous, violent mob on January 6, 2021.

Today, 57 Senators – including a record 7 Republicans – voted to find former President Trump guilty for inciting that deadly insurrection on our very democracy. The Senate vote followed the bipartisan vote to impeach him by the House of Representatives. While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge is not in dispute. Even those opposed to the conviction, like Senate Minority Leader McConnell, believe Donald Trump was guilty of a “disgraceful dereliction of duty” and “practically and morally responsible for provoking” the violence unleashed on the Capitol.

Tonight, I am thinking about those who bravely stood guard that January day. I’m thinking about all those who lost their lives, all those whose lives were threatened, and all those who are still today living with terror they lived through that day. And I’m thinking of those who demonstrated the courage to protect the integrity of our democracy – Democrats and Republicans, election officials and judges, elected representatives and poll workers – before and after the election.

This sad chapter in our history has reminded us that democracy is fragile. That it must always be defended. That we must be ever vigilant. That violence and extremism has no place in America. And that each of us has a duty and responsibility as Americans, and especially as leaders, to defend the truth and to defeat the lies.

That is how we end this uncivil war and heal the very soul of our `nation. That is the task ahead. And it’s a task we must undertake together. As the United States of America.

I know of only one person has declared the Delaware Dimwit to be smart and that is the dimwit himself.  Beijing Biden is not attracted to brains but only patronage, the color of money.

Joey described the 6 January protests as violent.  Yet by the Party of Pelosi standards the demonstration was “largely peaceful.”  No buildings were burned.  Five died around the protest, of which four were of natural causes. including Brian Sicknick.  One person, Ashli Babbit, died of homicide, that at the hands of yet unidentified Capital police officer.  Death scorecare: God – 4, feds – 1 and patriots – 0.

Moreover, the Delaware Dimwit, a lawyer from the lower half of a third rate law school described the House impeachment case as “the substance of the charge is not in dispute.”  The House so weak their managers presented falsified evidence.  The House team twice claimed that word Calvary was Cavalry.  As group bearing crosses is the same as a military unit mounted on horses.  Yeah George Armstrong Custer is the same of Dr. Martin Luther King.  Spare me Joey.

Eric Florack on February 13th, 2021

I’m getting more than a little bit tired of seeing Democrats using science as a bludgeon when it’s convenient, but ignoring actual science.

The most recent example of this of course is covid-19 which Behind the Black explores rather thoroughly. Here’s but a bit of it:

From day one, nothing we have been told by government health officials has been reliable or trustworthy. First we were only to lock-down for two weeks in order to slow the spread of the virus slightly so that hospitals would not be overwhelmed. We were also told that we shouldn’t wear masks, because a century of research clearly showed them useless and possibly counter-productive if used improperly, and proper use was unlikely if used all the time.

Then we were told we needed to lockdown for months, because we wanted to stop the spread, a goal that was utterly impossible to meet. At that same time, suddenly health officials decided that the previous half century of research about masks was all wrong, and that we must wear them all the time.

These new rules were only going to be necessary until a vaccine was available.

Now, a year later, a vaccine is suddenly not enough to allow us to be free humans again. We must wear masks, with two masks being even better, and normal activities such as attending parties, sports events, shows, and concerts must still be forbidden.

Along the way, a lot of evidence raised legitimate questions about the way coronavirus deaths and cases were tracked, with much of it suggesting the numbers were being manipulated for political purposes.

The result today is that a very very large percentage of the population no longer trusts anything said by these health officials. And for good reason. They have lied, repeatedly, and liars should never be trusted, ever.

Yes indeed, numbers being altered for political purposes.

Like for example, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stuffing covid-19 positive patients into nursing homes, because he didn’t want to use the hospitals provided him by the federal government and president Donald Trump, and then covering up the literally thousands of deaths caused by that utterly idiotic move. How many people died simply because Andrew Cuomo didn’t like Donald Trump? But that’s okay, those elderly probably would have voted for Trump, anyway. Right, Fredo?

And by the way what about the elderly housed in nursing homes that have spent the last year unable to spend any reasonable time with family and friends? There’s a lot of ways to die Fredo, and one of them is loneliness. But then, you knew that, didn’t you?

That’s just one example of what we’ve seen over the last year.

Then of course there is global warming, or global cooling or…. oh, hell, just call it climate change and then we’re covered either way.

Because of the devotion to the global warming myth, we have been taken from a country that in 2019 was energy independent for the first time in our history, and that progress has been set back 60 years in the first 10 days of the Biden administration.

And the sad part is the science isn’t even there to support any of it

Indeed that’s the one consistent factor when the left tells us that we are supposed to support the science or follow the science or what have you…In each of these cases we are supposedly to follow the science, the problem is that just like Joe Biden’s brain power, the science isn’t there..

Next, we are supposed to follow the science in quotes that tells us there are 57 or 512 or whatever the number is this week, sexes, when there is no scientific fact to back this up. On that basis we are supposed to allow males to compete in female sports which effectively ends female sports Once again, if we don’t accept the fallacy as fact we are labeled unscientifics, neanderthals, bigots, or God help us, anti- intellectual.

I guess the question becomes, is it anti-intellectual, anti-scientific to recognize that the emperor is wandering through the streets of the village stark naked? On the other hand if intellectuals weren’t so gleefully doing stupid crap, that is so very obviously politically motivated, there wouldn’t be so many people they find worthy of the label of anti- intellectual.

When you’re being told to follow the science it’s almost a lock sure bet anymore, that what you’re dealing with is a leftist trying to enforce his political views on the rest of us, using science as a bludgeon.

But isn’t it interesting how the left over the last 50 years or so has transported themselves from being the party of social freedom to the party of social control?

Eric Florack on February 12th, 2021

As regards this impeachment fiasco the Democrats are staging inside the razor wire of DC….This isn’t about Trump, this is about you.

They’re after Trump because he operated outside the establishment of both parties… and in case you’ve forgotten, Trump was elected for that exact reason.

The American people rejected the establishment of both parties… If that wasn’t true, we would have had President John McCain, President Mitt Romney, and President Jeb Bush.

Neither party can allow that to happen. All three establishment critters and all rejected by the GOP rank and file. and the GOP establishment still hasn’t gotten the message.

This is about taking the power back from the people and putting it where they think it belongs… inside the razor wire surrounding DC.

From their point of view, anyone who thinks outside that narrow box must be crushed. They’re making an example of Donald Trump to keep you in check.