12/8/17, 7:46pm: NY Attorney General Warns of ‘Guns in Times Square on New Year’s Eve’ with Concealed Carry Reciprocity. It’ll be a disaster he hysterically shouts. He offers no reasons and willfully ignores the fact that CCW holders are among the most law abiding citizens in our country. Me, I would not be concerned at all.
12/8/17, 12:23pm: Mueller’s ‘Right-Hand Man’ on Russia Probe Represented Clinton IT Aide Who Set Up Unsecure Server. Apparently Mueller has problems finding lawyers who haven’t represented Clinton interests. One would think there is a shortage of lawyers in the U.S., or, maybe a shortage of the right kind of lawyers. Take your pick.
12/8/17, 12:11pm: Moore Accuser Admits The Yearbook Was Doctored. But believe what I tell you next.
12/7/17, 8:42pm: Millions would lose mortgage, gift write-offs under U.S. tax bill: study. Fake news – the millions includes all those who would no longer itemize because the increased standard deduction would save more than itemized deductions.
12/7/17, 8:27pm: Census Bureau: 5 Richest Counties Are D.C. Suburbs. Underpaid government workers…I mean “public servants.” 7 of the top 10 and 10 of the top 20 richest are Federal government enclaves, with only Los Alamos being outside the D.C. area.
12/7/17, 8:25pm: Prima Vonna: Lindsey Vonn: I won’t be representing US President at Winter Olympics. As far as I’m concerned, she’s welcome to stay home. In fact, if I was the coach, I’d insist on it. And, another reason not to watch.
12/6/17, 6:25pm: Bill letting people bring concealed guns across state lines passes U.S. House. Question is whether the Senate will go along without prostrating themselves to Schumer, et al. and tying it to a worthless and damaging gun control bill.
12/6/17, 3:09pm: Another campaign promise kept: Trump recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Hysteria and muslims rioting to follow.
12/6/17, 12:32pm: Doug Jones attacks: Moore belongs in prison, not the U.S. Senate. This is almost guaranteed to backfire and bolster Moore’s support.
12/6/17, 12:29pm: AVALANCHE: Democratic Senators Turn on Al Franken After Latest Allegations. With Conyers gone, booting Franken has to happen.
12/5/17, 5:54pm: Trump Attorney Denies Deutsche Bank Received Mueller Subpoena. Given the recent hysteria of ABC’s Brian Ross, this wouldn’t be surprising. At this point, neither would a court order compelling DB to not acknowledge a subpoena. Not sure how that would work, but it wouldn’t surprise me.
12/5/17, 1:54pm: Conyers leaving Congress after harassment accusations. Like royalty, and arrogant to the end; he’s stepping aside with the intent of letting his son inherit his seat.
12/5/17, 1:49pm: Spain withdraws international arrest warrant for former Catalan leader. Not sure if this means he’s gotten with the program and will be allowed to return or if Spain doesn’t want to involve official EU proceedings.
12/5/17, 1:44pm: Dozens of Republicans are clamoring for a ‘dreamers’ fix by year’s end. I think the correct term is either “Rhinos” or “cowards.”
12/5/17, 1:40pm: Cheaters: I.O.C. Gives Russia Major Punishment for Winter Olympics. As I remarked earlier, the Olympics ain’t what they used to be.
12/5/17, 9:11am: Powerline has posted several items by a former CIA officer using the pseudonym Ishmael Jones. Another one was posted this morning and is a refresher about the legitimacy of the Trump Dossier. ISHMAEL JONES: THE TRUMP DOSSIER.
12/5/17, 8:45am: Turkey president Erdogan tells Trump declaring Jerusalem Israel’s capital is a ‘red line’ for Muslims. It will be interesting to see whether Trump backs off under threats fromTurkey and Saudi Arabia. Reminder: Turkey’s Erdogan: There Is No Moderate Islam. He’s an Islamist and has made it clear he believes there is only one Islam. UPDATE: The answer is: Trump Informs Abbas, Jordan’s Abdullah He Intends to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
12/5/17, 8:29am: Mueller Subpoenas Trump Deutsche Bank Records. If this is an unlimited fishing expedition, this needs to be stopped. We won’t have a country if we refuse to accept the results of our President elections and unleash unlimited criminal investigations against the elected President. Related: More Anti-Trump Messages Reportedly Sent By Members Of Mueller’s Team: “A Lot More Is Going To Come Out”.
12/1/17, 5:30pm: James Comey sends a cryptic message after Flynn guilty plea. What a complete and total ass. Trump should have fired him day one.
12/1/17, 3:04pm: Lawsplainer: The California Homicide Statutes Relevant to the Steinle Murder Case. A good explanation of the law in California and why the jury could find Steinle’s shooter not guilty. I like the update of McCarthy’s tweet suggesting Federal prosecution for being an illegal alien in possession of a gun that carries a sentence of up to 10 years.
12/1/17, 2:52pm: Surrender Your Guns, Police Tell Hawaiian Medical Marijuana Patients. Hawaii requires a state permit to own a gun and maintains a database of medical weed patients. Just match them up and demand their guns. Liberals want “reasonable” gun safety laws, like registration, and promise it won’t be misused. We’ve never believed them and now can point to Hawaii as to why.
12/1/17, 2:39pm: Andy McCarthy’s take: What the Flynn Plea Means.
12/1/17, 1:39pm: Kushner Is Said to Have Ordered Flynn to Contact Russia. So, it wasn’t Trump, but Kushner and apparently he directed Flynn to contact all security council members, not just Russia, Russia, Russia.
12/1/17, 11:50am: Stocks fall sharply on report that Michael Flynn was directed by Trump to talk to Russians. But the unanswered question: Did Trump tell him to lie to the FBI? On the main point, it doesn’t bother me that Trump was concerned about Russia’s response to the new sanctions and didn’t want to let it dictate his own Russia policy just as he was taking office.
12/1/17, 10:40am: Ex-Trump adviser Flynn charged with lying to FBI in Russia probe. So, the gist so far is that Flynn lied to FBI about conversation with Russia’s ambassador to U.S., which is and of itself, is not a crime. Presumably FARA violations will be dropped along with possible charges against Flynn’s son. Also, I’m pretty sure Trump fired him because Flynn also lied to VP Pence.
12/1/17, 8:43am: Last 3 polls show Roy Moore in the lead again. Most recent +6. I can’t imagine how nasty liberal FB posts will be if he wins. Progressives have already lost so much in this campaign, to lose the war will just be too hard to take and there will be no safe spaces except for the work places where liberal sexual harrassers used to reign.
12/1/17, 8:35am: Anglican Minister Urges Prayers for Prince George to Be Gay. Cancer in the Anglican Church. It’s spread to the U.S. too. And all the mainstream Christian denominations have opted for palliative care only.
11/30/17, 8:10pm: Illegal Alien Who Shot Kate Steinle Found Not Guilty Of Murder. Gonna have to read the back story on this, sounds like a real miscarriage of justice. It could be the same people that let him go, made sure he wasn’t convicted. It might be incompetence, or maybe “It’s just San Francisco.”
11/30/17, 6:52pm: Trump expected to shrink 2 Utah monuments by two-thirds. Know what would be fun? Giving the Federal government half of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania,… Folks would probably view this in a different light if the Federal government owned the eastern U.S. like it does the west.
11/30/17, 6:49pm: Woods returns with solid round and good start in Bahamas. Who?
11/30/17, 6:46pm: U.S. attorney general Sessions evasive on Russia probe: congressman. Why are these hearings “closed”? Answer: So Adam Schiff and other Dems can leak lies to their pals in the media (like Reuters) to report. Schiff is a tool and anyone who pretends what he says is news is too.
11/30/17, 6:41pm: Breakingviews – Cox: Trump bump aside, U.S. stocks lag in 2017. While I’m not convinced that what goes up really, really fast, must come down, I’m impressed that Reuters finds the negative in the 23% rise of the S&P 500 since Trump’s election.
11/30/17, 6:35pm: How parents of adopted children foiled a U.S. Republican tax proposal. This story could be written about almost every “loophole” in the tax code. Where in the Constitution does it say the Federal government should give (mostly well to do) people money so they can do something they surely are going to do anyway? Answer: No where. That is why our children and grandchildren are $20 Trillion in debt.
11/30/17, 6:29pm: Want To End Sexual Harassment? AG Hopeful Says ‘Elect Candidate Who Doesn’t Have A Penis’. I think this is referred to as Jumping the Shark. At least I hope so. And do you suppose this is why Michigan voted for Trump?
11/30/17, 6:25pm: Muslim population in some European countries ‘could triple’ by 2050′. Projected Sweden may be 20.5% Muslim. Will children and grandchildren thank their parents and grandparents? Maybe 20.5% will. What has Sweden, and all of Europe done.
11/30/17, 5:58pm: Judge issues ruling on Albany High online posting lawsuits. The 1st Amendment hasn’t been repealed. If it’s not happening at school or going to or from school, school administrators have no business trying to enforce their rules to punish students for out of school conduct. They do not own our children.
11/30/17, 5:55pm: As corporate America fires alleged sexual harassers, Washington stumbles over how to punish its transgressors. The rules don’t apply to us. Until, suddenly, they do.
11/27/17, 6:49pm: Supreme Court Guts Second Amendment By Refusing To Hear Semi-Auto Ban Case. A bit disappointing, but no dissent from Thomas suggests that he may be concerned that Kennedy’s emotions will get the better of him. I’m ok with a wait rather than a disaster.
11/27/17, 6:22pm: Africans are being sold at Libyan slave markets. Thanks, Hillary Clinton. The media has given her and Obama a complete pass on this. As Reynolds points out, it’s not likely Kim Jong Un has forgotten Hillary chortling “We came, we say, he died” after Gadhafi gave up his nuclear program.
11/27/17, 6:17pm: Ladies, Remember Men Are Dangerous. Now Share A Bathroom With Them And Don’t Carry A Gun. And don’t ever go anywhere near a university.
11/27/17, 6:10pm: Trump refers to a ‘Pocahontas’ in Congress at meeting with veterans. Pocahontas being Sen. Warren, who pretended to be an Indian to become a Harvard professor and now pretends that Trump is being racist for reminding everyone.
11/27/17, 6:07pm: Directors duel over control of U.S. consumer protection agency. If there is a point in asserting your right to be “Acting Director” with the certainty of being replaced in a couple of months, I can’t see it.
11/26/17, 8:47pm: The Latest Poll Numbers: Roy Moore Reclaims the Lead from Doug Jones – Maybe. If Moore wins, surrounded by liberal bodies, including “icons”, heads will explode and I for one will enjoy the show.
11/26/17, 2:40pm: L.A. Is Creating Traffic Jams to Push Commuters to Ride Bikes and Rail. The idea is to reduce car lanes and make it so miserable that people have to take mass transit. All justified on the theory that this is a safety measure taken solely to avoid needless traffic deaths and injuries. This will be the same argument that will be used to take away self-driven cars once autonomous cars are available. It will likely be coupled with car sharing since you will be able to order up a car and it will come and pick you up. I’m with Michael Walsh on this (see below).
11/26/17, 1:29pm: The Latest: Conyers steps aside from top spot on Judiciary. I expect this is intended to satisfy the need to take some action. We’ll see if the sexual harassment hysteria has legs or if this is the beginning of it fading away as it hits politicians and the media decides other things (like the progressive cause) are too important.
11/26/17, 1:25pm: Trump chooses legislative agenda over GOP repulsion of Moore. Trump ran because he thought the Country was at a cross-road. He understands the Democrats (see below). Other Republicans need to get on board.
11/26/17, 1:20pm: FBI didn’t tell US targets as Russian hackers hunted emails. Who was in charge again? Oh yeah, Comey.
11/26/17, 1:14pm: Separatists and unionists tied for support ahead of Catalan elections: poll. This dropped out of the news for a bit and seems to have fizzled. Election is December 21st.
11/26/17, 1:10pm: Say ‘No’ to the Driverless Car—for Civilization’s Sake. I have to agree and it’s not a Luddite thing. If cars can drive themselves, it will be irresistible to the Government not to think they should tell you when and where you can go AND to tell you that driving yourself is just too dangerous to be allowed.
11/26/17, 1:03pm: Transgender Weightlifter Qualifies For New Zealand Women’s National Team. I’ve been off international sports for a while. Seems full of cheating and now this. The Olympics won’t last long if women’s competition permits men to compete.
11/26/17, 12:45pm: Nancy Pelosi: John Conyers deserves ‘due process’. Republicans gleefully abandoned Moore while the Dems, after initial panic, are now circling the wagons and won’t see any of their own, not Franken, not Conyers, go without a fight.
11/26/17, 12:41pm: Diplomats Sound the Alarm as They Are Pushed Out in Droves. The State Dept. is overflowing with liberals and needs to cleaned out. Tillerson doing a good job on this.
11/25/17, 12:41pm: Who’s the boss come Monday at consumer agency? Departing head appointed acting head on his last day, Trump appouinted his own acting head a couple of hours later under Federal Vacancies Reform Act. I’m pretty sure the President should have precedence, but there will probably be a judge in Hawaii who will disagree. UPDATE: DOJ Office of Legal Counsel says Trump gets to decide.
11/25/17, 12:37pm: Gorsuch’s early reviews: What right hoped for, left feared. MAGA.
11/25/17, 8:23am: Nobel literature academy ensnarled in #MeToo sex scandal wave. The gave a #MeToo Peace Prize to Obama, maybe if they give Hillary just a plain old #MeToo Nobel Prize she could get the closure she so obviously needs.
11/25/17, 8:12am: Cancer breakthrough: Potential cure could be ready as early as next year. Let’s hope this is for real.
11/25/17, 8:07am: Church of Sweden to stop clergy calling God ‘he’ or ‘the Lord’ in bid to crack down on gendered language. The headline for their children will be about the crackdown against using God, Jesus or Lord and only being allowed to use Allah and Mohammad.
11/21/17, 10:51pm: “Comey Has No Issue With It”: Judicial Watch Dumps Explosive New FBI Emails From McCabe’s Conflict Review. It’s almost as if the FBI, Congress, the Media, Hollywood all protect their own and don’t give a damn about anything else.
11/21/17, 10:41pm: Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People. Hid the data breach of personal information of users and drivers for over a year. People need to go to jail for this kind of irresponsibility; it won’t stop until they do and make data security a top priority.
11/21/17, 12:43pm: Harvard Faces DOJ Probe Over Affirmative-Action Policies. This has been an open problem for a while, and not just at Harvard but Berkely, Stanford and others. Elites think they don’t have to follow the rules because they know better. And while I’m on this topic, the endowment tax being proposed should be a regular capital gains tax, not the puny 1.4% proposed. How many investors would love a 1.4% tax.
11/21/17, 12:33pm: Teachers Resign Due To Student Violence. More than 45 teachers in Harrisburg, PA have left because of student violence – since July.
11/21/17, 12:31pm: Zimbabwe’s Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule.
11/21/17, 12:29pm: She Said A Powerful Congressman Harassed Her. Here’s Why You Didn’t Hear Her Story. Conyers denies any settlement. Some one is not telling the truth. We wouldn’t have to wonder if Congress did hide these cases. UPDATE: Conyers is the lier.
11/20/17, 9:41pm: How Murder Charles Manson and Donald Trump Used Language to Gain Followers. So Newsweek is on Earth 2 with Hillary, where apparently, Trump is no longer Hitler, but is Manson. Despicable.
11/20/17, 9:35pm: Greek island on strike in protest against becoming migrant ‘prison’. Still reeling from influx of illegal migrants, or why Merkel, who supported unlimited immigration, is having problems forming a coalition government in Germany.
11/20/17, 5:57pm: Social media threat: People learned to survive disease, we can handle Twitter. Very interesting piece from the Instapundit, Glenn Reynolds.
11/20/17, 5:54pm: French Author: To Prevent Sharia Civil War, Establish Separate Islamic State Within France. Maybe this is why Merkel couldn’t get a coalition government together. The locals are wising up and starting to believe they may not be in control of their own country any more.
11/20/17, 5:50pm: One Border Patrol Agent Dead, Another Injured After Being Bashed With Rocks on Texas Border. I hope we don’t find out that the agents hesitated to defend themselves, fearing they would be second guessed and end up defending themselves in court later.
11/20/17, 5:45pm: THE NEVER ENDING CLIMATE HUSTLE. Powerline’s Steve Hayward highlights a NYT article with the spoiler alert not usually found in global warming hysteria pieces; namely, that the real goal is communism. “We have a much better chance of making it past the 22nd century if environmental regulations are designed by a team of people with no formal education in a democratic socialist society than we do if they are made by a team of the most esteemed scientific luminaries in a capitalist society. The intelligence of the brightest people around is no match for the rampant stupidity of capitalism.” And the NYT article thoughtfully points out to readers the book “Communism for Kids” that “playfully explores” communism’s grand ideas. That’s one of the reason’s deniers deny.
11/20/17, 5:29pm: Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them — with nudity, groping and lewd calls. The shear number of creeps is amazing. Is it the job/power that makes the creep or do the creeps attracted to these kinds of jobs? And does anyone doubt that this was a known secret?
11/20/17, 4:29pm: Va. holds off certifying tight House race amid new claims of ballot mix-ups. “‘Welcome to Venezuela,’ Findlay [Executive Director of the Virginia Republican Party] said afterward. ‘This is how elections happen in Venezuela, Soviet Russia and now the commonwealth of Virginia. We don’t like the winners, we’re gonna have a new election.'” Claim some voters assigned to wrong precinct and got incorrect ballots, blame local registrar who, of course can’t speak because he died in April. Democrats really don’t care much about elections, they just care about winning.
11/20/17, 4:03pm: Mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83. He’ll probably show up on T-shirts soon, a la Che.
11/20/17, 3:53pm: VIDEO: Student radio hosts yanked from air, suspended after using the word ‘tranny’. Good grief, they came in with campus cops and kicked them out claiming FCC rules provide that you can’t say “tranny” on radio. Of course that’s not true and it’s hard to believe this is an actual scene from American university today.
11/20/17, 3:44pm: Bitter Hillary fantasizes about leaving Earth to be president on another planet. I think she is already on another planet. And judging from the hysterical Facebook posts that have continued now for over a year, a lot of other Dems have joined her.
11/20/17, 3:40pm: Merkel signals readiness for new election after coalition talks collapse. It’s time for Merkel to go, her unlimited refugee policy has caused huge problems for all of Europe.
11/19/17, 8:28pm: President Mugabe stuns Zimbabwe by defying pressure to resign. Dictators got to dictate. They asked nicely, now it looks like it’s time for the tried and true removal process and I don’t think Mugabe is going to like it.
11/19/17, 8:24pm: Saudi Arabia vows to take on Iran amid warnings region in ‘a dangerous abyss’. After 8 years of Obama admin incompetence, I hope someone is paying attention to this now.
11/19/17, 8:22pm: Goldman Sachs says if you thought 2017 was surprisingly good, just wait for 2018. I hope this is true.
11/19/17, 8:12pm: ‘Stop saying Christmas’ Priest warns Christians to abandon the word. It’s come to this, an Irish Catholic priest giving up and willing to let athiests and secularist have “Christmas” as a non-religious holiday. I don’t think Muslims will be so easily beaten and the victors now will eventually celebrate Ramadan.
11/19/17, 8:12pm: German coalition talks trip over immigration stumbling block. Looks like Germany needed a better crop of subjects.
11/19/17, 8:10pm: Marshawn Lynch only stands for Mexican national anthem. With recent NFL viewership, I doubt many saw it.
11/19/17, 11:45am: Virginia economy is hostage to the federal government, economists say. “The boom-and-bust cycles are so directly tied to Virginia’s economy that ‘federal spending in the Commonwealth is akin to oil and natural gas for Alaska and North Dakota,’ the ODU researchers wrote.” Northern Virginia is like Saudi Arabia or Russia, totally dependent on a single resource – Federal Government spending. Voting for big government, which means voting for Democrats, is a pocket-book issue.
11/19/17, 10:00am: Not a lot of news unless you still haven’t had enough news about sex harassment which seems to be the favored activity of our betters in Hollywood, the media, and politics. I’ve had my fill, so unless it’s a blockbuster it won’t show up here.
11/18/17, 7:18pm: Massive US military social media spying archive left wide open in AWS S3 buckets. Government does nothing well, nothing. I pray we do not have a real crisis, because leadership at all levels just doesn’t exist in our government today.
11/18/17, 7:12pm: Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs. “The Affordable Care Act is working fairly well for people who receive subsidies in the form of tax credits, said Doug Gray, the executive director of the Virginia Association of Health Plans, which represents insurers. But for many others, especially many middle-class families, he said, ‘the premium is outrageous, and it’s unaffordable.'” Just so I got this right, if someone else pays for your insurance, Obamacare is great, if not it’s outrageous. This is a surprise to NO ONE and was predicted by EVERYONE except lying Obama and his lying Democrats who passed Obamacare. AND, Obama and his Dem pals COULD NOT CARE LESS.
11/18/17, 7:09pm: Baby boomers avoiding macular degeneration better than previous generations. This is certainly good news if true.
11/18/17, 7:00pm: Tyler’s Water Still Wet up at the Daily Wire.
11/17/17, 4:00pm: Trump to Pay His Own Legal Bills, Set Up Fund to Cover Staff. He can’t do that, can he? The process is supposed to be part of the punishment and the huge costs of responding to a criminal investigation subpoena, and you shouldn’t respond without legal counsel, is meant to intimidate witnesses and coerce cooperation. Mueller’s investigation is a malignancy.
11/17/17, 3:55pm: As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump? Not sure of the purpose of this article. Attempt to redirect fire currently taking down liberal celebrities, liberal media, and now liberal politician? Not sure, but it looks like Democrats only like it when their rules are applied to Republicans. Someone told me that when Dems attack Trump, they end up building the gallows from which they later hang. It’s looking that way.
11/17/17, 10:55am: Belgian judge defers ruling on warrant for ex-Catalan leader. This is moving slowly. As I’ve noted before, the EU can’t let the independence vote stand and will see that the leaders are punished to set an example.
11/17/17, 10:50am: U.S. towns, cities fear taxpayer revolt if Republicans kill deduction. And well they should. What will happen if their constituents bear the full burden of the decisions made by their elected officials? As always, why should people in Mississippi help pay for the excellent schools in the Connecticut towns where NY elite go home at night?
11/17/17, 10:26am: U.S. Troop Levels in Somalia Now Close to Number on the Ground in Syria. It would be nice to know if there is a game plan and goal behind this.
11/17/17, 10:10am: Grassley says he’s nixing blue slips for pair of nominees. The blue slip “courtesy” became a blocking tool in the 1050s when a southern senator heading the Senate Judiciary Committee Chair, James Eastland D-MS and a plantation owner, changed the rule to block anti-segregation judges. The link is to an article in left-wing Think Progress that amusingly was written to criticize Republicans using the blue slip rule against Obama judge appointments.
11/17/17, 8:39am: Congress Discloses Complete Number, Amount Of Harassment Settlements In Past 20 Years. More than 260 settlements and over $17 Million paid out. Of course, it doesn’t come out of the representative’s or senator’s budget, it comes out of a separate slush (hush?) fund with the approval process designed so House and Senante leadership are out of the loop and can deny knowledge, which they have. So, it’s working as intended. I’m starting to think our betters aren’t.
11/17/17, 8:20am: Voters Elect Known Killer To School Board. I believe in redemption, but forgiveness doesn’t mean it never happened or shouldn’t be a consideration. This feels like virtue signalling gone wild; and it does send a signal to the kids in school, just not a good one.
11/16/17, 10:12pm: Crime Wave Engulfs Sweden as Fraud, Sexual Offenses Reach Record. We may never know the cause.
11/16/17, 3:42pm: At Air Force Academy, A Perfect Hoax For The Age Of Trump. AFA Superintendent accepts award for PC statements he made immediately after discovery of anti-black graffiti, even though it turns out the graffiti was made by one of the black AFA cadets. So, rush to judgment and boldly and very publicly make a PC statement before the true facts are known and then pat yourself on the back and accept an award for being a “leader”. That’s today’s Sr. Officer Corps., brought to you by Obama.
11/16/17, 3:42pm: House Republicans pass tax reform bill. Yawn.
11/16/17, 3:37pm: Melanie Morgan: After TV appearance, Al Franken harassed me too. Not sure this counts, just shows he likes to bully and intimidate women. But, we didn’t make the rules about piling on.
11/16/17, 11:33am: Senator Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent, And There’s Nothing Funny About It. NOT unverifiable. Franken was 55 years old at the time. Creep. If reporters were doing their job, they would ask him if he is the sitting Democrat that has settled claims of sex harassment. But they aren’t, so he won’t be. UPDATE: 12:40pm, can’t find anything on Reuters; same AP runs story with photo featured on Drudge. WashPost has story, no photo, but has Dem comments suggesting investigation needed. Throwing Franken under the bus? UPDATE: 4:00pm, Reuters discovers Franken story…after Franken agrees he needs to be investigated.
11/16/17, 11:14am: Neo-neocon sums up my thinking on Moore. On unverifiable sexual allegations about political figures
11/15/17, 4:03pm: Air Force Accepts Award For Combating Racist Incident That Was Totally Made Up. In other news, the Navy accepts award for navigating ships in commercial shipping areas.
11/15/17, 3:51pm: California shooter was barred from owning guns: report. I don’t know how it keeps happening that these people still manage to get guns when it’s illegal. Quick, pass another law, make it like super illegal. Even more illegal than murdering people.
11/15/17, 3:10pm: Zimbabwe’s army seizes power, Mugabe confined but “safe”. Kind of like Manafort and Gates are safely in their houses. Good riddance, Mugabe was a disaster for Zimbabwe. I don’t have high hopes his replacement will be any better.
11/15/17, 3:07pm: Exclusive: Amazon scraps bundled video service – sources. Amazon is right on this. Cutting the cable changes how you watch TV; you stop channel surfing to find shows and focus on finding shows that are worth watching and can be watched on your schedule, all at once or rationed out in smaller doses to savor. Pretty soon, you forget about live TV.
11/15/17, 3:00pm: U.S. Justice Dept eyes spring to release findings on FBI handling of Clinton email probe. Hmm, timing seems to suggest it will come to naught and they don’t want to deliver news that Comey is being affirmed too close to 2018 elections. But maybe I’m just being cynical.
11/15/17, 2:55pm: $15 Million in Taxpayer Money Has Been Paid Out to Settle Congressional Sexual Harassment Suits. So this is the grand, extra-special, super institution that thinks that if the people of Alabama (should I have added “deplorable”?) elect Moore he should be kicked out because he is not fit to keep their company? Well, maybe they think so because he got found out and everyone knows you’re supposed to keep these things secret.
11/15/17, 2:49pm: Hand over your weapons. Boston Globe thinks it’s time for gun confiscation. Trump has really caused the left to drop their masks.
11/14/17, 1:53pm: Now It’s The Democrats Who Have A ‘Russian Problem’. Good summary and background.
11/14/17, 1:31pm: Another excellent piece from Roger Kimball: Why I Have Given Up on Trumpism. “But when it comes to Donald Trump, pragmatism overwhelms ideology. Which is why I believe that there no such thing as ‘Trumpism.’ Its putative author is constitutionally averse to the spirit that would give substance to the -ism. *** Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly was onto something essential about his boss when, in his powerful press conference last month, he observed that Trump’s agenda was ‘what’s good for America.’ That is to say, he has no ‘agenda’ as that term is often used, i.e., no set of hidden or ulterior motives for his policies. He simply wants to pursue initiatives that are good for the country: policies that will ‘make America great again.'” For conservative never-Trumpers and nearly all GOP politicians, this is just too difficult to understand.
11/14/17, 1:28pm: Sessions considering second special counsel to investigate Republican concerns, letter shows. Let’s hope and hope it’s someone good. UPDATE: Backtracking? Sessions Pushes Back Against Republican Calls For Clinton, Comey Special Counsel. And dang those with principles.
11/14/17, 1:27pm: We can’t tell if Boston Dynamics’ new SpotMini dog is cool or creepy or both. Definitely both.
11/14/17, 9:17am: When child sex isn’t rape: French to set age of consent. Liberals just love French sexual mores, so sophisticated, no prudes there. And what age is itdo you suppose France is considering? 13. Roman Polanski will be delighted.
11/13/17, 9:33pm: The Adoption Credit Fight Reveals GOP’s Tax Plan Isn’t Really Reform. Good explanation of what should be, but isn’t the GOP position.
11/13/17, 4:15pm: More Than Half of California Pregnancies Unintended. If only someone knew what causes this. Pretty sure the hateful, bigoted conservatives are preventing schools from providing sex ed to students and are responsible for this…or maybe TRUMP!.
11/13/17, 12:15pm: Atty. Gloria Allred to hold news conference with new Roy Moore accuser. I had a wise attorney tell me once that if you need to convince people that more than 3 people on the other side are lying and you are telling the truth, you lose. UPDATE: Woman Says Roy Moore Tried to Rape Her When She Was 16 and Signed Her Yearbook. Not looking good for Moore, but her story sounds like a dialogue from a bad TV show. I’m still not sure since it’s so convenient with the election at stake, and I’d be less questioning if she wasn’t with Allred.
11/13/17, 12:11pm: Pension Ponzi Bailout: Democrats Sponsor US Treasury Bailout Scheme. Probably won’t pass, but this tells you what’s coming.
11/13/17, 11:25am: How the Quakers Became Champions of BDS. Progressives have taken the reins of all central governing bodies of religious organizations in the U.S. and moved them towards progressive causes and away from religious causes. Many local congregations are out of sync with their national organizations, but it’s very hard, emotionally and financially, to leave the national organization. So they stay and you end up with this.
11/13/17, 11:05am: Former U.S. Vice President Biden leaves open door to 2020 run. He’d only be 77 when he was sworn in. Hillary and Warren will be able to say she represents the younger up and coming generation.
11/13/17, 10:55am: Trump names former drug exec as new health secretary. It appears from his past work experience that he is very familiar with the medical/health insurance/drug company swamp. Key question here is whether he is part of the swamp or someone who wants to drain it.
11/13/17, 10:45am: Byron York: Did dossier trigger the Trump-Russia probe? Republicans should hit this all day long and at least once or twice at night too.
11/13/17, 10:34am: China’s new 7,680 mph HYPERSONIC nuclear strike aircraft ‘DRAGON’ exposed in rare pictures. I remember when everyone hoped the days of worrying about nuclear armageddon ended with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Wishful thinking.
11/12/17, 10:34am: Richard Fernandez: The Big Switch. Interesting piece.
11/12/17, 10:01am: Derek Hunter: Is There Nothing Republicans Can’t Screw Up? “The mantra ‘We’re going to make filing taxes easier’ isn’t exactly T-shirt worthy, yet it’s the best they’ve come up with. Here’s a little secret for congressional Republicans: The biggest ‘pain’ in filing taxes is paying them. The vast majority of people take the standard deduction, so the act of filing taxes already is plug-and-play. *** Republicans are likely to continue their legislative losing streak because they’re afraid to govern on the principles they were elected on out of fear of losing their offices.“ The whole article is good.
11/12/17, 7:42am: Louis C.K.’s Powerful Army of Celebrity Enablers. So many known secrets protecting so many real creeps. Hollywood and the world of celebrity is a foul place adored by Democrat (mostly) politicians. Any wonder the rot has spread since Bill Clinton’s rise? He had his own army of enablers, including Hillary. And Obama desparately wanted to be a part of his world.
11/11/17, 6:57pm: Lifting the Steele Curtain: The Fusion GPS dossier was one of the dirtiest political tricks in U.S. history. Kimberly Strassel sums it up very well and shows the current lies of the Democrats and Hillary for what they are.
11/11/17, 2:50pm: John Podesta Met With Fusion GPS Founder After Trump Dossier Was Published. The hired help always reports to the boss.
11/11/17, 2:45pm: Richard Fernandez latest essay: Primal Scream. “The scandals rocking Hollywood, the political elite, and the media are qualitatively different from any scandal that could embroil a conservative because the latter was always just a man while the former were special men who stood as judges of all mankind, able to nudge or signal virtue as the arc of history bade them do.” Another way to describe the Emporer’s New Clothes.
11/11/17, 2:14pm: WashPost TV critic asks the question on the lips of all good liberals: Now that Louis C.K. has admitted he’s a pig, can we keep him? The answer is still no. He really wishes they could, but what if someone asks if they still watch? Virtue signaling panic attack. Oh, and this isn’t even a question a conservative would think of asking, even to himself.
11/11/17, 2:14pm: Freshman philosophy from the WashPost: Do we really understand the Second Amendment anymore? Plainly, the writer doesn’t.
11/11/17, 2:08pm: FBI database for gun buyers missing millions of records. But the government will be much better with your medical records when they are in charge. How is it that liberals believe that?
11/11/17, 1:58pm: Huge rally in Barcelona demands jailed separatists’ release. Counter-protests so far, but 750,000 is a lot of people.
11/11/17, 1:49pm: The Trump Collusion Case Is Not Getting the Clinton Emails Treatment. Not even close to the kid-glove (or is it kid-love?) and immunity dispensing treatment Hillary and her henchmen (henchpeople?) got.
11/11/17, 11:34am: The Latest: Iran’s FM says Saudi creating regional unrest. Pot calls kettle names. Why does this even count as news? It’s really the AP passing on Iranian propaganda, just like it does with Democrat talking points.
11/11/17, 11:25am: South Korea, China agree to manage North Korea issue peacefully, in stable manner. If China actually works towards resolving Nork nuke problem, this will be a huge foreign policy win for Trump.
11/11/17, 10:55am: Chris Hayes: Bill Clinton And His Supporters Are Overdue For A Reckoning. A lot of speculation about what Donna Brazile is up to with her new book. Some say it’s part of plan to put a stake through Hillary’s heart. This lends credence to that theory.
11/11/17, 10:52am: Tyler’s latest Water Still Wet is up at the Daily Wire.
11/11/17, 10:00am: Happy Veterans’ Day.
11/10/17, 6:45pm: A Link Between Alcohol and Cancer? It’s Not Nearly as Scary as It Seems. I saw the article announcing the scary link between alcohol and cancer, but decided not to comment. But everyone who enjoys an evening glass or wine or a good bourbon or martini deserves the perspective provided by this article.
11/10/17, 6:15pm: Republican establishment bails on Alabama candidate after sex allegations. 1/2 Fake News; its true the Republican establishment has turned on Moore, but not true that it “bailed” on him since it always opposed him.
11/10/17, 6:015pm: Missouri’s move to limit campaign donations puts elections in hands of big-money PACs. McClatchy is whining about it because a Republican benefitted. But the limits on Federal campaigns has had the same effect, just on a much larger scale.
11/10/17, 6:05pm: Matt Walsh: America Is Full Of Deviants. Maybe We Really Shouldn’t Have Tossed Out Sexual Morality. I have to say, I agree. Walsh provides a list of those identified. So does the AP: Weinstein’s Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct.
11/10/17, 5:55pm: US joins calls for PM’s return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia. Hezbollah says he’s being held against his will. If so, Saudi Arabia recent moves are bolder than I thought. With the Saudi government calling for all of its citizens to leave Lebanon, it appears something serious is afoot. Not sure where the U.S. actually stands given Kushner’s visit to Saudi Arabia the week before things started rolling.
11/10/17, 12:30pm: ‘I don’t feel wealthy’: The upper middle class is worried about paying for the tax overhaul. This is the real story about the vote in Virginia. High double income ($150,000-$200,000/year), child-care dependent families feeling pinched. In Northern Virginia, these families are deeply tied to the Federal Government, either as employees of the government or as employees of businesses dependent on it. Many are small business owners who might be expected to support Republicans. In the D.C. suburbs, however, these business owners depend on government set asides for small, women and minority owned businesses. Often these business are created to game the system, satisfying the set aside requirements on paper only, e.g. a defense contractor company owned 51% by the spouse of a retired military officer. Others play the role of the “prime” contractor that farms out the bulk of the work to large corporations who act as subcontractors. If upper middle-class families feel pinched in Atlanta as reported by the WashPost, you can imagine the affect on families dependent on the Federal Government trough. That’s the electorate in Northern Virginia. They understand the game (they play it every day) and feel the threat Trump represents to the good fortune they enjoy under the current system. They vote Democrat, and Republicans running on Democrat-light policies just aren’t a good substitute for real Democrats who are willing to lie, stoke racism, and do anything else to stay in power.
11/10/17, 11:22am: Report: Fusion GPS Gave Russian Lawyer Dirt on Clinton to offer Don Jr. Remember, Fusion GPS was working for Clinton and DNC at this time and the info supposedly came from Russian sources via Steele, the former MI5 spy hired by Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Trump from his Russian contacts. This is high level corruption. If you read the Reuters’ story cited in the PJ Media article, you’ll see they try to minimize the story, claiming the info was from an “unrelated” investigation by Fusion GPS, not the Steele investigation that was well underway by then.
11/10/17, 10:59am: Podesta Group CEO Unexpectedly Quits Just Days After Tony’s Departure. Tony Podesta’s replacement starting her own firm. Rats leaving a sinking ship expecting other shoes to drop?
11/10/17, 7:09am: 13 Baltimore High Schools Have Zero Students That Are Proficient In Math. And 6 others had only 1% proficient. In half of the high schools, 3,804 students were tested, 14 tested proficient. I’m guessing their students are all sleeping in this morning. Gotta love the names of the “schools” though: Achievement Academy, Excel Academy, Knowledge and Success Academy, New Era Academy, New Hope Academy, The Reach! Partnership School. But what can you expect when you only spend $16,000/yr.? The list of schools appears to include two charter schools and one school for students having problems in school, but the failure of Baltimore City schools to actually educate their students is abysmal. Remember, Baltimore City has been run exclusively by Democrats (including Nancy Pelosi’s father and brother, both former Mayors) since 1967.
11/9/17, 5:43pm: Observe How The Media Describes Stephen Willeford’s Firearm Vs. Devin Kelley. Willeford had a “gun” or a “rifle”, while the murderer used an “AR-15”. The dishonesty drips from the pages.
11/9/17, 5:25pm: After Night of Drinking, F.B.I. Supervisor Wakes to Find a Woman Stole His Gun. Unit chief in international terrorism section “was incapacitated because of alcohol, according to the police report, which he did not file himself”. Good grief, still too drunk the next morning to be able to file a report with police. I feel safer? with the TSA (see below) and FBI on the job.
11/9/17, 4:04pm: McConnell calls on Moore to step aside if report on relations with teenagers is true. This shows that McConnell looks out for McConnell first, the party (us), second, if at all. I’ve no doubt McConnell and many other Republicans hope the allegations are true, even if it costs the GOP a senate seat. UPDATE: McCain doesn’t even care if the allegations are true or not. AP headline “GOP leaders bolt from Senate candidate Moore after sex claim”. Not sure how you can bolt from someone you never supported but actively opposed.
11/9/17, 3:58pm: GOP’s Loss Was A Real Wake-Up Call — Will They Answer It? IBD editorial assigns blame on Republicans in Congress who have not kept their promises, noting that Trump on the other hand has. Also point out that the “Democrats ran what was for them a smart but unprincipled, bare-knuckled campaign. They smeared moderate Republicans as racists and white-power advocates, while largely avoiding making their campaigns about issues.” This is same point we made yesterday, pointing out that Gillespie highlighted his moderation and many, detailed policy statements, ideas and plans.
11/9/17, 3:08pm: Louis C.K. Crossed a Line Into Sexual Misconduct, 5 Women Say. My favorite line: “Now, after years of unsubstantiated rumors about Louis C.K. masturbating in front of associates,…” Admit it, you always knew Hollywood celebrities were creeps. I bet he wears a hat, and not a baseball cap.
11/9/17, 1:29pm: Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32. Of course voters won’t know if this is true or just a campaign smear job. On the other hand, this will likely get him some Democrat votes and celebrity endorsements.
11/9/17, 1:23pm: What if Government Steals Liberty and Fails to Deliver Safety? I think the title should be not “if” but “when”. Looks like recent government failures at simple tasks makes Judge Napolitano to consider government failure at the bigger ones.
11/9/17, 1:11pm: China Spreads Propaganda to U.S. on Facebook, a Platform It Bans at Home. Didn’t Marx, Lenin, Stalin (or some other pinko) once say we would sell them the rope they will use to hang us?
11/9/17, 12:30pm: Why Campus Rape Tribunals Hand Down So Many ‘Guilty’ Verdicts. Easy, Obama Education Dept. wanted a kangaroo court, mandated it, and now it’s working as designed. DeVos is getting rid of this, thank goodness.
11/9/17, 11:55am: TSA fails most tests in latest undercover operation at US airports. Miss 80% of prohibited items in tests. This reminds me of something,…oh, yes, NICS background checks. It’s all good in theory.
11/9/17, 10:55am: What to Do in San Francisco When You’re Wealthy? Join a Private Club. Invitation only, “it helps to be interesting”. The egalitarian left on display.
11/9/17, 10:32am: Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett are wealthier than poorest half of US. As a strong free market proponent, it pains me to say this is a problem, but I think it is. Part of the problem I think, is that liberals give them a pass so there is no social brake being applied.
11/9/17, 9:32am: DC Council takes step towards placing statue of Marion Barry in front of Wilson Building. DC went 91% for Hillary, they love their crooks. Will it be inscribed with his most famous quote: “The bitch set me up”?
11/9/17, 9:16am: With Election of Trans, Bi Women, Palm Springs City Council Now Entirely Queer. How could this happen in the desert resort where California’s elite go to relax?
11/8/17, 6:03pm: Canadian Doctor Finds Out Her Patient’s Wait Time To See A Neurologist Is Over Four Years. Virginians supposedly are concerned about health care, so they voted for the Democrat Northam for governor. He is a leftist and supports national single payer health care (he calls it Medicaid for all), so this is what uninformed voters in Virginia voted for. Of course most voters in Northern Virginia work for the government and have excellent health insurance provided by taxpayers.
11/8/17, 2:22pm: On a much happier note, it’s the one year anniversary of the day half of the country decided to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN and decided Hillary would never be President.
11/8/17, 1:21pm: Why America Will Not Solve Its Existential Crisis Without A Rebirth Of Faith. Interesting article. I think she is right that Americans, like an alcoholic or a drug addict will need to hit bottom before they can start clawing their way back to sanity.
11/8/17, 8:00am: Gillespie Ran a JEB! Campaign in a Trump World. I think there is a fair bit of truth in this, but more to it. Gillespie approached the campaign as a businessman. He developed detailed policy statements that reflected thoughtful consideration of the issues and attempted to address competing interests. Northam approached the election as a Democrat and only spouted democrat/progressive/MSM talking points. Good examples of how each approached the campaign are found on their campaign web sites about the issue of Healthcare. Gillespie sets out a detailed plan for introducing market competition, interstate insurance sales (through a multi-state compact), price transparency, etc. Northam sets out brief talking points indicating Trump hates women (booo!hissss!), but Northam doesn’t (yay!) and he supports abortion (YAYYYY!!!!), he supports good healthcare for veterans (yay!), is concerned about concussions (he’s a concerned doctor!), is against smoking (he’s a concerned doctor!), etc. One of the six labelled sections in Northam’s Healthcare issues section, most of which are single paragraphs, is titled “Climate Change”. So Gillespie’s campaign believed sensible well-thought out policies would convince voters. Northam’s campaign on the other hand, ignored all details and went with emotional progressive talking points that his base would be familiar with from their news sources MSNBC, CNN, Kimmel, SNL, etc. So, I’m leaning towards the explanation that a more full throated attack against the status quo a la Trump would probably have worked better. As Scott Adams says, people are not persuaded by facts or logical arguments, but rather are persuaded by emotion. Trump understands this.
11/7/17, 10:36pm: VIRGINIA POST MORTEM. Paul Mirengoff at Powerline pretty much sums up my thoughts so I’m going with it, but want to add that Northern Virginia appears to be lost to the Democrats and shows how much dependency on the Federal Government affects how people vote. Not surprised by New Jersey, I really don’t see how any Republicans get elected there. If conservatives want to hold onto power, there will be a lot of work to do in the next year and the two years after. And Republicans in Congress really, really need to do their part. So far, they have been missing in action or fighting for the other side.
11/7/17, 6:15pm: Trump’s Pentagon Nominee Says It’s ‘Insane’ Civilians Can Buy Assault Rifles. Nominee to head the VA. Apparently felt compelled to volunteer his opinion; a bad sign for the future. Trump should fire him before he’s confirmed, why waste everyone’s time.
11/7/17, 6:08pm: Democratic Sen. Claims There Should Be A Ban On Domestic Abusers Getting Guns. There Already Is. Dopey David Frum is a member of the same club. It’s really no wonder conservatives think liberals (and faux conservatives) are idiots, they regularly offer proof.
11/7/17, 5:56pm: Five MORE women come forward to accuse disgraced movie director Roman Polanski of sexual assault. Well this explains why Weinstien and other Hollywood biggies are big supporters.
11/7/17, 5:50pm: Fusion GPS official met with Russian operative before and after Trump Jr. sit-down. Looking like a Clinton black op. And remember, the Russian lawyer got a special visa waiver to come into the U.S. in the first place.
11/7/17, 5:39pm: Clinton Loyalists At Foggy Bottom Are Outraged Over Tillerson Push To Fulfill FOIA Requests, Here’s Why… State Department is literally in the swamp, defines the term and was infected for years by Clinton. This can’t be a surprise to anyone.
11/7/17, 5:33pm: Sutherland Springs church shooter escaped mental health facility months after attack on wife, child. Death threats against his chain of command and attept to bring gun on base to carry out the threats. Mandatory background checks passed because of AF failure to report. Gun control isn’t going anywhere.
11/7/17, 5:20pm: Why Won’t The Nightmare Dream Of Communism Die? “A key to the problem can be seen even in critiques of this Communist hagiography by conservatives, who remind everyone that Communism ‘doesn’t work.’ That seems a funny kind of understatement, like saying that dousing yourself with gasoline and setting yourself on fire ‘doesn’t work.’ It implies some kind of idealistic goal for which the adherents of Communism choose unrealistic means. But the bloody, grinding history of Communism—and most especially the fact that it went on and on and continues even today, many decades after no one can have any illusions—suggests that oppression and murder is the goal.”
11/7/17, 5:13pm: Tyler’s latest at the Daily Wire: FAKE NEWS From TIME Magazine: Claims Trump ‘Made It Easier For Mentally Ill People To Buy Guns’.
11/7/17, 12:29pm: Tucker Reveals CNN Told Hosts To Discredit Donna Brazile To Cover For Clinton [VIDEO]. It’s not known as the Clinton News Network for nothing.
11/7/17, 12:27pm: ACLU defends article linking Taylor Swift to white supremacists. Well, she is white, isn’t that enough?
11/7/17, 12:21pm: UPDATED: 7 U.S. Aircraft Carriers Are Now Simultaneously Underway. This is very unusual. Let’s hope they don’t run into any other ships.
11/7/17, 12:15pm: Donna Brazile Dedicates Book To “Patriot” Seth Rich. One of the most interesting things from her book so far, and there are lots of them put out so far. The Daily Caller’s take: Donna Brazile Has A Theory About Who Killed Seth Rich.
11/7/17, 12:04pm: Trump: ‘Hundreds more’ would have been killed in Texas with stricter gun laws. Not backing down, why he got elected.
11/7/17, 9:04am: Progressive Stacking’ Is Infiltrating College Classrooms. It means the teacher call for answers to questions first on blacks and then on other minorities before calling on white, especially white men/boys. I’m pretty sure there are plenty of progressive teachers in K-12 that do the same. Government education has become very much a political operation from the progressive point of view.
11/6/17, 8:47pm: Air Force Error Allowed Texas Gunman to Buy Weapons. AF didn’t report his convictions so he wasn’t in the prohibited person database. So he was able to get a gun when he shouldn’t have. Just like Dylann Roof. Will new gun laws prevent this? No.
11/6/17, 5:41pm: Tyler’s latest at the Daily Wire: Violent Teenagers Terrorize Baltimore’s Inner Harbor With Random Attacks. But you already knew that.
11/6/17, 5:38pm: Glenn Greenwald: Four Viral Claims Spread by Journalists on Twitter in the Last Week Alone That Are False. I’m not especially worried about the Russians, but Fake News by “real” journalist really worries me.
11/6/17, 5:25pm: Early Comey memo accused Clinton of gross negligence on emails. Gross negligence is the language in the criminal statute, so something changed the FBI’s mind. Maybe they were impressed by Hillary’s many “I can’t recall” answers. But, it looks like it was changed earlier,…maybe Comey and DOJ got carried away with all the immunity granting.
11/6/17, 5:05pm: Intel Committee Demands Fusion GPS Bank Records; Suspects Journalists Paid To Spread “Russian Collusion” Claims. Paid by Hillary and the DNC.
11/6/17, 5:00pm: John McCain Confirms: Tax Reform Is “DOA In The Senate”. Wants “input” from both parties. Let me help out here. Dems – “No”. Ok, let’s move on. And boy to I look forward to the day Republicans have a majority in the Senate.
11/6/17, 4:55pm: Former CIA agent to do community service for cleric kidnap. Really? What’s the point other than to save face, which is a big part of what’s wrong with the world today.
11/6/17, 4:28pm: Commentary: Why Supreme Court must tell anti-gay baker his cakes aren’t art. Let’s give them each a cake and have them make an original design, then put ’em on a pole for a dance, and then let them decide.
11/6/17, 4:12pm: Texas church gunman sent threatening texts to in-laws, officials say. Looks like this could be the motive, but info still a bit light so I don’t think it’s time to reach a definite conclusion just yet.
11/6/17, 2:05pm: U.S. judge keeps bail conditions for ex-Trump campaign aide Manafort. So the Obama appointed judge is still going with “house arrest”, though I note Reuters opted not to call it that. Too many connotations I guess.
11/6/17, 1:54pm: Purge of Saudi princes, businessmen widens, travel curbs imposed. Major ripples following the defeat of ISIS; now it’s time to worry more directly about Iran.
11/6/17, 1:42pm: Texas man grabbed his assault rifle, pursued church shooter: authorities. Yesterday, the media was reporting it was a Joe Biden shotgun, today it’s an AR. Not good for the narrative.
11/6/17, 1:25pm: Mortgage interest deduction mostly benefits the rich — end it. This is like so much of our tax code, this artificially drives up the cost of houses and provides little benefit to poorer or middle class families.
11/6/17, 9:45am: Hollywood, ESPN and other debacles: Why can’t our ruling class do its job? Good question. Answer: Too much virtue signalling.
11/6/17, 9:35am: Homelessness soars on West Coast as cities struggle to cope. “‘I’ve got economically zero unemployment in my city, and I’ve got thousands of homeless people that actually are working and just can’t afford housing,’ said Seattle City Councilman Mike O’Brien. ‘There’s nowhere for these folks to move to….’” Same problem in San Francisco, San Jose, and other cities run by progressives. Pass enough zoning and other land use regulations and pretty soon you don’t have enough affordable housing. Go figure.
11/6/17, 9:05am: Texas Gun Owner Stopped Church Shooting Rampage. Unclear whether the shooter died from being shot by the armed citizen, but clear that he caused the gunman to drop his gun and flee. Looks like the gunman had a hostage who was rescued by the armed citizens after they chased the gunman down. [UPDATE: No hostage]
11/6/17, 8:54am: Woman lucky to be alive as upscale Baltimore neighborhood terrorized by marauding bands of teens wielding wooden boards. Baltimore has a problem. At least the 4th attack so far.
11/5/17, 8:54pm: Chelsea Handler Slammed for Blaming Republicans for the Sutherland Springs Church Shooting. She’s boring. And she’s old. She’s supposed to be cute; that’s gone too.
11/5/17, 7:42pm: So Rand Paul attacked by his liberal nut neighbor, who is also a doctor. Rand Paul was mowing his lawn, that’s right, he was mowing his own lawn and not for a photo op. I liked him before, now I really like him.
11/5/17, 7:34pm: TEXAS RANGERS: ARMED CITIZEN ‘ENGAGED’ KILLER, ENDING RAMPAGE. Too bad he wasn’t there a couple of minutes earlier.
11/5/17, 7:22pm: Donna Brazile: People Telling Me to ‘Shut Up’ Can ‘Go to Hell’. Donna, Donna, Donna. It’s what the left does. You know, you were one of them (but no longer).
11/5/17, 7:17pm: Vin Scully says he’ll ‘never watch another NFL game again’ due to anthem protests. Baseball Hall of Fame announcer. Another example of why Trump was elected.
11/5/17, 7:06pm: The Latest: Catalan 5 cannot leave Belgium before ruling. EU cannot tolerate this so Belgium will send them back so Spain can lock them up.
11/5/17, 7:03pm: Gunman in Sutherland Springs church shooting ID’d as Devin Kelley, authorities say. 26 dead, 20 more wounded. Libs predictably scream for gun control. If you’re a liberal you have only one question: “What meme should I put on my Facebook page?”
11/5/17, 11:40am: Future Saudi king tightens grip on power with arrest of Prince Alwaleed. Lots happening in Saudi Arabia; all related to the growing threat from Iran.
11/5/17, 11:37am: The November 4 Antifa Apocalypse Was an Antifail. Just more evidence of Trump MAGA.
11/5/17, 11:34am: Clinton Staffers Strike Back: Say Brazile “Bought Into Russian Propaganda”. Those wiley Russkies. And boy are the Clinonistas cirling the wagons.
11/5/17, 11:30am: Mueller Has Enough Evidence to Bring Charges in Flynn Investigation. Flynn very foolishly appears to have worked for Turkey interests after the election and didn’t register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. I think he’s an easy target. I see Mueller may charge Flynn’s son too. Maybe Flynn and son will end up under “house arrest” like Manafort and Gates. Sounds third-worldish because it is, though Flynn’s lack of judgment makes it possible.
11/5/17, 11:21am: So a lot of liberals are peeing their pants in a manic high about this: U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials. It’s an Obama administration product and reaches the progress approved conclusion. For a little perspective and rational thought, try reading Judith Curry’s expert report on climate models. She’s an actual climate scientist, so it may be a bit more technical that you’re used to, but give it a try.
11/4/17, 9:00pm: Lebanese premier resigns, plunging nation into uncertainty. His father was assassinated by Iranian supported Hezbollah in 2005. Iran is feeling its oats and is on the rise in the Middle East and Saudi Arabia is preparing for an eventual show down.
11/4/17, 8:50pm: Manafort pledges $12 million in assets in bid to avoid house arrest: document. “House arrest”. Isn’t that what happens to political opponents in third world countries? Kind of troubling that it’s happening here.
11/4/17, 8:45pm: Saudi king sacks top ministers, gives more power to crown prince. Suggestions of reform and now this, let’s hope this continues.
11/4/17, 11:43am: Tyler’s latest Water Still Wet at the Daily Wire.
11/3/17, 5:29pm: Dear Republicans, Save the Adoption Tax Credit. David French, almost independent candidate who almost ran against Trump, inadvertently points out why nothing gets done in Washington. Every provision in the tax code has been but there and remains because someone has their hand out to help for a good cause. Yes, adoption is good, but if you believe in smaller government at all, you should be asking yourself, “why is this something that the Federal government should be involve with?”
11/3/17, 5:24pm: Bureaucrats Annoyed US Emissions Levels Are Plummeting Despite Leaving Paris Deal. Capitalism remains a shrouded mystery. Like economics is to Bernie and his supporters….guess you could say that about all Democrats and their supporters.
11/3/17, 5:04pm: NYPD is working to arrest Harvey Weinstein on rape allegations. Drudge has a huge red headline on this. Me, I could care less, the women is the one who invited him back to her apartment for the second rape. Good luck prosecuting that.
11/3/17, 5:02pm: CNN Plans to Offer Subscriptions for Digital News Next Year. Hahahahaha
11/3/17, 2:29pm: Ousted Catalan leader says ready to stand in snap regional election. I predict he will not be allowed to do so. EU and Spain cannot allow his challenge to stand.
11/3/17, 2:27pm: U.S. Army’s Bergdahl spared prison for deserting in Afghanistan. Desertion while in a war zone that leads to deaths and crippling injuries to soldiers looking for him and punishment you’d expect for shoplifting. Is something deeply wrong with the officer corp. of military? Navy can’t sail its ships and now this. Certainly makes you wonder.
11/3/17, 10:27am: As SF skyscraper sinks and leans, the number of lawsuits rises. High-rise condo with multi-million dollar units has sunk almost 1.5 feet in one corner and is tilting enough to cause serious concern. Been going on for years as all parties point fingers at others.
11/3/17, 10:24am: Why Did The Advocate Redact Kevin Spacey’s Name in 2001? Didn’t fit the Will and Grace narrative.
11/3/17, 10:07am: ‘It Scares The Hell Out Of Me’; Another Person Attacked By Group Of Teens In Baltimore. A new story every day. “The group of teens surrounded my daughter and her friends,” she said. “My daughter was stomped, kicked, punched, thrown to the ground, beat with a baseball bat.” Seems to be a shortage of cops; could it be result of Freddie Gray prosecution of cops? Cure is still to stay away from the Inner Harbor, lots to see in nearby DC.
11/3/17, 10:07am: Prince William warns that there are too many people in the world. Looks like he is planning on replacing his dad as the Royal dunce. Someone should send him a copy of Ben Wattenberg’s book Fewer: How the New Demography of Depopulation Will Shape Our Future.
11/3/17, 8:54am: Republican tax plan a blow to Democratic states, officials say. The deductions for state and local taxes are a subsidy from people in low tax states to those high tax states. In theory, the residents of high tax states receive extra services and benefits, let them pay for them. And for Pete’s sake, don’t let the Federal government borrow money to pay for them.
11/3/17, 8:42am: Obama Admin Lied; New Memos Reveal Uranium One Exports To “Europe And Asia” Via Canada. But only 25% went to Europe and Asia, so don’t worry. This is a good summary. And remember, Russians contributed mightely to Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation in order to make this happen through the Uranium One deal.
11/3/17, 8:32am: The Big Reveal: The Story of How 470,000 Documents from Osama Bin Laden’s Compound Finally Got Into the Open. The Obama administration repeatedly lied about the scope of the document cache found with Osama when he was killed by U.S. Navy Seals. Seems they boldly lied about everything as if the media would never question their stories. Fairly long, but very interesting article by Stephen Hayes.
11/3/17, 7:49am: Nets Refuse to Acknowledge Revelation Dem Primary Was ‘Rigged’ for Clinton. Brazile story is a blockbuster. ABC, CBS, and NBC news did not cover at all.
11/3/17, 7:26am: Millennials: Communism sounds pretty chill. Why not, it’s all they learn in school; that and America is bad. “The survey, which was conducted by research and data firm YouGov, found that millennials are the least knowledgable generation on the subject, with 71% failing to identify the proper definition of communism.“
11/3/17, 7:23am: Female lawmakers allege harassment by colleagues in House. Of course, the offenders are not identified. That’s not the point of virtue signalling and victim claiming.
11/3/17, 7:10am: An HBO actress claims Harvey Weinstein raped her twice. Once when she let him into her apartment for a drink, and again when she let him into her apartment…. Let’s just stop there. Is it just me, or is it bizzare to let your rapist back into your apartment to rape you again?
11/3/17, 6:55am: DHS WANTS TECH TO SCAN YOUR FACE AS YOU DRIVE TO MEXICO. Want to be able to identify people driving in cars. Because security. They seem to interview every terrorist before they kill people here in the U.S., only to let them go with a pat on the back. But this will do the trick. I don’t trust that this is only going to be used at the border to screen foreigners, do you?
11/3/17, 6:47am: Madigascar is having a problem with this year’s outbreak of plague. Yes, the Black Death. Apparently, it’s “plague season” in Madigascar (good grief) and this year’s is much worse with 1,300 cases so far and 97 deaths. Officials are concerned it may get much worse, especially since a festival “called Famadihana, where relatives dig up the corpses of their loved ones, may be fueling the spread.” What? Did up your dead relatives and party? I’m sure there are lots of Dems who think it’s time to open our immigration to Madigascar; because we need some of this here. Diversity.
11/2/17, 5:16pm: DWS, Perkins Coie May Have Engaged CrowdStrike Instead Of FBI Without Consulting DNC Officers. More sound judgment by Perkins Coie; they probably called in Imran Awan to lend a hand (and what’s going with him anyway?).
11/2/17, 5:10pm: Here’s How Much Hillary Clinton And The DNC Paid For The Trump Dossier. $1.02 Million with $168,000 paid to British spy Steele. But, does this figure include expenses to grease the palms of Russian intelligence operatives and Putin pals?
11/2/17, 5:06pm: Kevin Spacey Seeks Evaluation and Treatment After New Sexual Misconduct Allegations. This works for everyone, ask Tiger Woods and Carlos Danger.
11/2/17, 5:03pm: Woman, 98, Moves into Elder Facility to Care for 80-Year-Old Son. I like this story. Your son is always your little boy.
11/2/17, 4:58pm: Uh Oh: It Looks Like Northam Signed Off On That Horrific Race-baiting Ad. Northam campaign accepted the ad as an in-kind campaign contribution from the Latino Victory Fund. That’s why he hasn’t denounced the sleazy ad.
11/2/17, 4:41pm: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC. Donna Brasile, former head of DNC and the person who gave Hillary answers to debate questions, says it began in 2015 with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as Hillary’s lackey. And remember, this is the DNC the FBI trusted in its investigation into the email hacking – so much so that it didn’t bother to check the DNC server itself.
11/2/17, 4:35pm: Hillary defends Trump dossier, makes dubious claims about its release. Just what all political campaigns do.
11/2/17, 1:54pm: Spanish judge orders custody for Catalan leaders pending trial. Gonna lock ’em up to teach others who might be tempted to support independence a good, hard lesson.
11/2/17, 1:50pm: Global temperature continues to cool. Don’t tell Tom Steyer, he spent $166 Million supporting Democrat candidates in the last two years because he’s worried about global warming.
11/2/17, 1:47pm: Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza. Someone call Ben Carson.
11/2/17, 1:39pm: Why Has The Las Vegas Massacre Disappeared From The News Cycle? Good question. Does someone have something to hide? Or are investigators just inept?
11/2/17, 1:34pm: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC. Donna Brazile, former head of DNC who passed debate questions to Hillary has a book out. She says Hillary and DNC rigged primaries, starting in 2015, and she’s SHOCKED. I’m sure progressives also will be shocked to learn this, but I’m pretty sure Trump voters will not.
11/1/17, 6:19pm: Trump calls for ending visa program after N.Y. attack, blasts Democrats. It’s bad for the country. But libs feel better about themselves so maybe we should keep it, or better yet, expand it. That’s the ticket.
11/1/17, 4:35pm: Twitter Buried #DNCLeak, #PodestaEmails Tweets In Last Two Months Of Campaign. “Twitter’s systems hid 48 percent of tweets using the #DNCLeak hashtag and 25 percent of tweets using #PodestaEmails, Twitter general counsel Sean Edgett said in his written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.” I’m more worried about our social media trying to secretly influence elections that Russia doing so.
11/1/17, 3:27pm: Politico Hides Fusion GPS Employment Of Key Source. Absolutely classic. Complains about WSJ and the “conservative talking point in the wake of a Washington Post report that Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid for some of the opposition research that led to the infamous “dossier” of anti-Trump information”. Doesn’t mention Fusion GPS, the company hired by Clinton and DNC that commissioned the “dossier”, and then quotes a current Fusion GPS employee, identifying him only as a former WSJ reporter about how bad the WSJ has become.
11/1/17, 3:23pm: Can Ralph Northam hold off Ed Gillespie’s surge in Virginia? As a Virginian, I sure hope not.
11/1/17, 3:18pm: Navy crews at fault in fatal collisions, investigations find. Very disturbing lack of training and preparedness.
11/1/17, 1:40pm: I worked for Paul Manafort. He always lacked a moral compass. Seems she has a bit of a selective memory. In several articles promoting herself and her book, she didn’t say this. Last year: “Asked if Manafort has a moral compass, Levinson replied: ‘I don’t know what drove Paul. We don’t know what really drives anyone. The baseline decision that the firm always made – and I know this even though I was only 25 years old and kind of at the lowest level – was: ‘Will the US government, will US policy support this project?’ That was always the baseline of the firm and what they did.”
11/1/17, 1:36pm: Madagascar plague outbreak set to last another SIX MONTHS as health officials warn Black Death pandemic could explode. This has been developing slowly but steadily over the last few months.
11/1/17, 11:50am: Another Victim Randomly Attacked By Group Of Teens At Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Drudge notes “Again”, see yesterday for another incident. Remember, Democrats have controlled this city for a long, long time and have trashed the city’s relationship with its cops because of Freddie Gray.
10/31/17, 10:09pm: Democratic Congressman: If We Reinvestigate The Clintons, We’re Helping The Russians, Or Something. This turd was on Tucker last night, a complete tool. If you can stomach watching him, it clear he thinks he is wonderful. Congress is a cesspool.
10/31/17, 10:00pm: TODAY’S ATTACK REMINDS ME. Scott Johnson at Powerline reminds us that he is very happy that Hillary is not President and Brennan is no longer head of the CIA. Good reminder for us all.
10/31/17, 4:56pm: Spacey’s Brother: Our ‘Nazi’ Father Abused Us. I guess I’m skeptical. Tried proud gay man, didn’t work, maybe I’m a victim, White Supremacist made me do it, will.
10/31/17, 4:54pm: BREAKING: Several Dead, More Injured Following Incident in Tribeca Area of New York City. Says NYPD treating as terrorism.
10/31/17, 4:51pm: Women activists stage topless protest at Roman Polanski event as new rape allegations reported. (hah, find your own link) I’m sure that will teach him a lesson. Only better lesson would be a topless protest by very young girls.
10/31/17, 11:43am: Catalan leader says he is seeking safety outside Spain. Unless he’s going to keep silent about Catalan independence, I wouldn’t count on Belgium not sending him back.
10/31/17, 9:36am: NJ Family Visiting Baltimore Haunted By Random Teen Attack At Inner Harbor. There have been multiple similar incidents recently. Police spokesman reponse, “Well we did have cops all over the place, but again they probably got there relatively quickly, but we can’t have cops on every corner in every single block of the city”. Easy fix for this; don’t go to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. There are other, safer, places for tourists to visit; spend your money there.
10/31/17, 9:24am: An aspirin a day keeps many cancers away, study suggests. Chinese study of 600,000 people over a 7 year period. Strong reduction in risk for many types of cancers. I hope this study is for real, if so it seems everyone should be taking a daily aspirin.
10/31/17, 9:14am: McCain: We must fight ‘propaganda and crackpot conspiracy theories’. You try not to think anything bad about McCain, he’s old and ill, but sometimes it’s hard not to. The article includes a screen shot of a McCain tweet “I believe in Americans and the American dream, but it’s time we wake up.” What the hell, “I believe in Americans and the American dream, but…”? I guess “but only sort of”.
10/31/17, 8:44am: North Korea nuclear base COLLAPSES ‘killing at least 200 people’ amid fears of massive radioactive leak. Blow up a mountain often enough and Gaia will fight back.
10/31/17, 8:31am: Film made using only public surveillance footage. Made China and probably could be made in London. Here too soon?
10/30/17, 10:13pm: Spain’s government seeks rebellion and sedition charges against Catalonia’s leaders. They must be punished. Although asylum in Belgium is suggested as a way to resolve, I don’t think this will be acceptable to the EU bureaucrats.
10/30/17, 6:00pm: Why ESPN Could Abandon NFL Football. Sad…bwahahaha!
10/30/17, 4:09pm: Former federal prosector Andy McCarthy’s reviews the Manafort indictment: Do not be fooled by the “Conspiracy against the United States” heading. Intended to coerce cooperation from Manafort and seems “shaky and overcharged”. McCarthy explains why he thinks the charges seem shaky, worth reading to better understand the charges. His bottom line: “[T]here may be less to this indictment than meets the eye — it’s not so much a serious allegation of ‘conspiracy against the United States’ as a dubious case of disclosure violations and money movement that would never have been brought had he not drawn attention to himself by temporarily joining the Trump campaign.”
10/30/17, 2:42pm: Hillary Clinton Hung Out With Sidney Blumenthal And Tony Podesta This Weekend. Getting their stories straight?
10/30/17, 2:27pm: Tony Podesta stepping down from lobbying giant amid Mueller probe. “Podesta Group did not respond to a request for comment for this story.” I really like this line in the story: “The meeting ended with a resounding ovation for Podesta.” I’m not surprised.
10/30/17, 1:27pm: Trump campaign adviser admitted lying about hearing Russia had Clinton emails. Note the spin on the WashPost web-site where the headline reads “Three former Trump campaign officials charged in Russian probe”. Totally and intentionally misleading. The charges against Manafort and Gates have nothing whatsoever to do with Trump. The Post admits deep in the article that emails show Papadopoulis’ urging that Trump meet with Putin were rebuffed. The most interesting point of the article to me is the very last paragraph: “The Washington Post has also reported that Sergei Millian, who was a key source of information contained in a dossier of information about Trump’s ties to Russia, told people around him that he was in contact with Papadopoulos during the campaign.” Was this before or after Steele went to Russia looking for dirt on Trump from Russian intelligence sources? Seems like a pretty big coincidence either way.
10/30/17, 12:32pm: BREAKING: Former Trump Foreign Policy Advisor Cuts Plea Deal, Admits Russians Offered To Funnel ‘Dirt’ on Hillary. Guy named Papadopoulis – lying to the FBI in January 2017. Per Statement of Information, promised emails and other dirt but didn’t deliver anything. Also, it says he lied to Trump campaign officials. I think we need to pay attention to the timing of this. April 26, 2016, again, coinciding with Hillary, DNC and Obama for America funding Fusion GPS and a month before Trump Jr.’s meeting. At least I think the timing is interesting. Also, this is the same story leaked to the WashPost in August after the emails were provided to Congress: Trump campaign emails show aide’s repeated efforts to set up Russia meetings. The Post notes in its story the “emails reveal that Manafort had rejected a request from Papadopoulos just the previous month to set up a meeting between Trump and Russian officials.” Also, “[h]is entreaties appear to have generated more concern than excitement within the campaign, which at the time was looking to seal the Republican nomination….”
10/30/17, 9:39am: The Manafort Indictment. 12 counts, 1 general conspiracy, 1 count for money laundering relating to not disclosing foreign bank accounts of controlled companies and loans taken out relating to getting access to the money in foreign accounts, 7 counts for failing to file required forms disclosing the same bank accounts, 1 for bank fraud, 2 for violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and 1 for giving false statments to the government. And of course, the indictment seeks asset forfeiture. Initial thoughts: 1. Absolutely nothing to do with Trump. 2. Looks like Tony Podesta’s lobbying firm is one of the firms involved and which didn’t register under FARA until the same time Manafort did – will they be charged too? 3. If it’s all tru, I’m surprised Manafort was dumb enough to engage in this conduct. This is the offense – one sided government story, we need to wait and see the defense.
10/30/17, 8:25am: Another Hollywood Bombshell: Kevin Spacey Confesses To Sexual Assault Of A Child, Comes Out As Gay. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Everyone needs to chill out. It’s ok because he’s gay. We don’t have NAMBLA for nothing.
10/30/17, 8:09am: Drudge flashing siren and linked Daily Mail article says Manafort and his associate Rick Gates told to surrender to authorities. No details on charges. Expect a plea deal for Gates, if it isn’t already inked.
10/29/17, 8:41pm: Tyler’s latest Water Still Wet is up at the Daily Wire.
10/29/17, 1:36pm: Historic Kurdish leader Barzani announces resignation as independence vote backfires. Barzani and Kurds supported independence in vote. Not sure what this means. Maybe a sop to the Iranian supported Shiite Iraqi government to avoid a full out conflict.
10/29/17, 1:31pm: Hundreds of thousands march for unified Spain, poll shows depths of division. Stories have claimed unity supporters were out there, maybe they are. But to be fair, every tin-pot dictator in the world can turn out big crowds of “supporters”.
10/29/17, 12:40pm: Stephen Hayward: HOW CHURCHES DIE. Exactly. Hard to get to and bad parking; used to be people when to this church because George Washington was a founding member.
10/29/17, 12:35pm: FBI Probe Of Paul Manafort Focuses On 13 “Suspicious” Wire Transfers. Maybe it is Manafort. Thin gruel if it’s based on the info in the BuzzFeed article; no Russia collusion.
10/29/17, 9:56am: Obama’s Campaign Paid $972,000 To Law Firm That Secretly Paid Fusion GPS In 2016. This could be very interesting. The official Obama campaign organization, Obama for America, has paid Perkins Coie, the law firm of former legal counsel Marc Elias, who hired GPS Fusion for the Steele Dossier almost $1 Million since April 2016. The timing of the payments is particularly interesting. Would be blockbuster news if Obama’s official campaign organization was involved in the Steele Dossier.
10/28/17, 8:37pm: What Does Maxine Waters Actually Do In Congress? I’m pretty sure you could ask that question about any of them. And thank God the answer us very little. Imagine if they had the energy and drive Trump has, we’d be even more doomed than we (or at least our children) already are.
10/28/17, 8:29pm: Liberal Group Obtains 30,000 Virginia College Students’ Contact Information via FOIA Requests. “[B]illionaire Tom Steyer’s ‘grassroots’ organization NextGen America obtained personal information, including e-mails, cell phone numbers, and residential addresses, of more than 30,000 college students in Virginia.” He’s the guy who spent $90 Million last year supporting progressive candidates who agree with him on climate change. Don’t worry, he’s a liberal and will not abuse your children’s information unless it’s important to him.
10/28/17, 8:14pm: Dem Lawmakers Want to Ban Gas-Powered Vehicles in U.S. by 2035. All the cool kids in Europe are doing it. If you think this is a good idea, read Tyler’s article here.
10/28/17, 6:07pm: U.S. House panel says agreement reached over Fusion GPS bank records. Let’s hope the panel got the better end of the agreement and that it gets all relevant records and not just records Fusion GPS decides are relevant. I’m not confident.
10/28/17, 10:15am: Scott Johnson at Powerline has published the informed musings of a reader who is a retired FBI Apecial Agent with over 20 years of counterintelligence experience, about why the Trump dossier was important Worth reading both, the first here and the second here. No one wants to think the NSA would have been involved because “that would be illegal”. Me, I wonder if the dossier was a case of parallel construction where information provided by NSA is “discovered” elsewhere and then used to get subpoenas, etc.
10/28/17, 9:51am: Weekend Box Office: George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ DOA For some reasons the plebes aren’t interested in being lectured to by Clooney. And hasn’t Damon been in the news lately?
10/28/17, 9:45am: Violence erupts in Barcelona as Catalonia police chief is sacked and Spanish PM orders fresh elections in bid to seize control of breakaway region. Minor fights so far. Large pro-Spain and pro-independence rallies being called. I expect violence will be instigated by opponents of independence to justify further clamp down by Spain.
10/28/17, 9:41am: Spain cracks down hard after Catalonia declares independence. “Rajoy also said he was firing the head of the Catalan regional police, shutting down the Catalan government’s overseas offices, and dismissing its representatives in Madrid and in Brussels, where the European Union has its headquarters.***Catalonia is an integral part of Spain, and the United States supports the Spanish government’s constitutional measures to keep Spain strong and united,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.***The EU says Catalonia will be tossed out of the bloc if it leaves Spain and would have to apply to become a member, a lengthy process.”
10/27/17, 10:27pm: Exclusive: First charges filed in Mueller investigation. No name. My guess is Gen. Flynn and FARA charges, easy pickings, and let’s thow in some money laundering for the longest possible prison sentence. Also, this smells a lot like a distraction (look a scalp) to move away from calls for Mueller to resign because of conflict of interest from Uranium One scandal.
10/27/17, 9:27pm: Washington Free Beacon responds to report it funded Fusion GPS anti-Trump opposition effort. Admits hired for Trump research and claims included other candidates too, and that it hired another firm for research on Hillary. Also claims all research was based on open sources.
10/27/17, 3:59pm: Authorities put brakes on information flow in Las Vegas shooting. I don’t like it, but don’t blame them. You can only correct the record so many times before you start to be a bit embarrassed.
10/27/17, 3:56pm: This mystery object may be our first visitor from another solar system. Kind of neat. Track of object “isn’t a threat to Earth”. Unless it’s aliens, then we’ll just have to wait and see.
10/27/17, 2:44pm: The Latest: Prosecutor: Woods finished community service. Should have been sentenced to practicing golf.
10/27/17, 2:40pm: The Latest: French PM backs Spain in Catalonia crisis. What a surprise. What do you suppose will be the position of the European Parliament?
10/27/17, 2:30pm: The problem of doctors’ salaries. The article, by an economist, highlights the artificial limitations established by Congress and medical governance bodies that result in a low number of doctors being licensed each year. It’s also called regulatory capture where the foxes end up in control of the henhouse.
10/27/17, 12:27pm: Don Surber: What did the media know, and when did they know it? Excellent question. Perkins Coie is tied deeply to the Democrat party. Anita Dunn, mentioned in Surber’s piece works for Perkins Coie as does her husband, Bob Bauer, a long-time partner at Perkins Coie, and Obama White House Counsel. The bag-man, Marc Elias, is a partner and no law firm that is running $9.5 Million through its books doesn’t know what is going on. Like Harvey Weinstien, lots of people knew and kept their mouths shut. Listen to them now, pathetic isn’t it.
10/27/17, 12:12pm: Catalonia declares independence from Spain, direct Madrid rule looms. My prediction is the central government of Spain will hit back hard because the EU cannot allow Catalonian independence; and it will be violent and not good. Remember, government enforces its demands by threat of violence, either police or military. End result will strengthen demands across EU for freedom.
10/27/17, 12:05pm: The Most Dangerous National Security Threat No One’s Talking About. Congressman Franks is talking about a possible EMP nuke strike by N. Korea. Congress has known about this problem for many years, but has chosen not to do anything to protect the country. Looks like they are worried about it now; see 9:35am entry below.
10/27/17, 11:58am: ‘It’s Very Awkward’: Panetta Says Intel Committee Has to Investigate DNC-Dossier Link. Lawyers are not permitted to knowingly allow a client to provide false testimony to a court and can be disciplined by the bar for do so. This is a bit different and ethical duties are not as clear in this situation. Also, maybe allowing a client to mislead Congressional investigators is different. We’ll see.
10/27/17, 11:15am: Charter and Comcast Shares Get Punished for Cord Cutting. They say they’re not worried, it’s a big market. I think it will turn into a flood, big market or not.
10/27/17, 10:03am: Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain.T /Spain’s Prime Minister, “Immediately afterwards, Mr Rajoy called for all Spaniards to remain calm, promising to ‘restore legality’ to Catalonia.“ I guess we’ll find out what that means.
10/27/17, 9:45am: If you aren’t familiar with the weekly Ammo Grrrl, comedien Susan Vass, and her column at Powerline, you should be. This week’s is very good and typical. THOUGHTS FROM THE AMMO LINE
10/27/17, 9:35 am: DoD Plans Solar-Storm-Based National Blackout Drill During Antifa Protests In November. Styled as a solar storm exercise, but looks like there is concern about EMP caused by nuke and someone wants to get a handle on how bad it might be. Answer: really bad.
10/27/17, 9:25 am: Postcard From A Brave New World Order. Interesting article about China building/funding roadways to Europe, India, Southeast Asia as an alternative to shipping. Basically, who needs a navy to compete in global commerce.
10/26/17, 7:53pm: Amazon gains wholesale pharmacy licenses in multiple states. I’d like to see Amazon take on retail pharmacy. It would be nice to see is free enterprise could work with health care; couldn’t hurt to try it.
10/26/17, 11:29am: Do statins raise odds for type 2 diabetes? Might raise risk by 30%. Everything seems to be a trade-off for something else.
10/26/17, 11:27am: Las Vegas shooter’s laptop missing its hard drive. A lot of unanswered questions, a lot of quiet.
10/25/17, 9:15am: Tyler’s latest at the Daily Wire: CNN’s Chris Cillizza Goes Full Banana Over GOP Russia Investigations.
10/24/17, 6:41pm: Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier. So the Dems are fessing up before the Judge rules. Anyone surprised by this?
10/24/17, 6:32pm: Fusion GPS Says Subpoena For Its Bank Records Will ‘Ruin’ Its Business, Endanger Its Clients. An Obama appointed Federal judge delayed production of the records by the Bank for 2 days. Let’s see if the judge has any integrity or really wants to be a legislator. Former Federal Judge Alcee Hastings went that route after he was impeached and I’m thinking it’s time for Congress to hold some Federal judges accountable for deciding cases based on Trumpophobia.
10/24/17, 5:16pm: Congressional ‘Climate Change’ Report Relies On Work Funded By The Democrat’s Largest Donor. If it was a Republican, it would be tainted, tainted, tainted.
10/24/17, 3:26pm: ‘CRISPR’ Bacon? Scientists Create Low-Fat Pigs. Whoa, whoa, whoa… you don’t mess with perfection.
10/24/17, 3:10pm: Arizona’s Jeff Flake announces he will not seek re-election to U.S. Senate. This has been a day filled with potential. Real opportunity now for conservatives in Arizona to elect two Senators that possibly might not be RINOs. As for Flake: my prediction is he’ll become a lobbyist and disappear into the swamp. But not before he gives a whiney speech later today; expect a lot more, a la Corker, in the year ahead.
10/24/17, 3:03pm: On Safari in Trump’s America. They found exactly what they already thought. “And yet the conclusions they drew from what they heard corresponded only roughly to what I heard. Instead, they seemed to revert to their preconceptions, squeezing their findings into the same old mold.” Good news for Trump 2020.
10/24/17, 2:26pm: House Launches Probe Into Comey’s Handling Of Clinton Email Investigation. What is going on in Congress? Did the Republicans just now show up one year after the election?
10/24/17, 2:18pm: Making sense of Russia, Uranium One and Hillary Clinton, as Congress opens an investigation. WashPost running interference for the Dems/Clinton, but has to admit “[i]t is virtually impossible to view these donations as anything other than an attempt to curry favor with Clinton.” But don’t worry, no evidence yet it actually influenced her; heck, she probably didn’t even know about it. It labelled “analysis”, but did the press ever just report facts or was it always “making sense” of the facts?
10/24/17, 2:07pm: This automated restaurant was supposed to be the future of dining. Until humanity struck back. Author thinks people miss human interaction. I like kiosk ordering (WaWa does a great job with it) so I’m skeptical. Maybe it’s just the food or the location.
10/24/17, 2:02pm: Interior to offer largest oil and gas lease sale in US. Does anyone think this would be happening if Clinton had been elected? Drill baby, drill!
10/24/17, 1:49pm: Pussy Riot members stage protest inside Trump Tower. The left probably expects Trump will have them locked up like Putin did; in fact, maybe as a favor to Putin.
10/24/17, 1:46pm: A striking row, even for Trump: New war of words with Corker. Sure, Corker is blameless. Seems to me, like a lot of people these days, he’s showing his true stripes.
10/24/17, 1:42pm: Senators push bill requiring warrant for U.S. data under spy law. I’m good with this, so is the 4th Amendment.
10/24/17, 1:39pm: Republicans in U.S. House launch probe of Russia deal involving U.S. uranium. Most of the public will be surprised by this development; come to think of it, probably most of the main stream media too.
10/24/17, 11:47am: So the left is dragging out the fossils: General Kelly Has Tarnished His Stars. I doubt many today know who Richard Cohen is, but it should play well with the Democrat ancients, Feinstein, Pelosi, Bernie, et al. Cohen says “Wilson had not used the occasion to beat her own drum, as Kelly alleged,…” But, of course she did, not about funding, but about naming the building. I’m guessing Cohen doesn’t know about the internet.
10/24/17, 10:54am: Fake neurosurgeon ordered to pay $300,000 for botched treatment, but allowed to pose as doctor for years. National Health Care in Canada, can’t wait until it gets to the U.S.. The best part of the story: “Authorities knew for at least two years that Alan Canon was masquerading as a doctor, yet he continued to do so with apparent impunity,…”
10/24/17, 10:48am: World leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’. I thought this was an article about the infection amongst the peasants in Catalonia, but it’s actually about possible the possible uncontrolled spread of viruses. Still gaming border closings and quarantines could be useful for uncontrolled desire for self-rule too.
10/24/17, 10:41am: Saudi Arabia will return to moderate, open Islam and ‘will destroy extremist ideas’, says crown prince. Let’s hope this is true.
10/24/17, 9:08am: In the U.S. market for human bodies, almost anyone can dissect and sell the dead. Actually pretty disturbing; leave your body to science, be dismembered and sold piece by piece. A couple of points. First, Reuters notes selling body parts is a problem “especially for those of the poor”. Second, “almost anyone”? What do you have to do to be disqualified?
10/24/17, 8:42am: Nicaragua Joins Paris Climate Accord, Leaving Just U.S., Syria as Lone Holdouts. So that was the problem, not enough virtue signaling.
10/24/17, 8:25am: Clinton pushes back on Russian uranium deal reports: ‘Baloney‘. Well, that’s settled then, it’s the vast right-wing conspiracy. Again.
10/24/17, 8:11am: Tyler’s latest at The Federalist. Left’s Gold Star Attacks On Trump Administration Suspend Good Faith And Common Sense.
10/23/17, 10:28pm: Judicial Watch: State Dept. Still Sitting on a Motherlode of Clinton Emails. There must be some really evil s**t in there.
10/23/17, 10:22pm: Sen. Lindsey Graham: “I Had No Idea” The U.S. Has 1,000 Troops In Niger. Per the Instapundit, Sean Davis tweets that Graham was at the hearing where this was disclosed. Must not have been a TV camera in the room…next to the witnesses where Graham could see it and focus his attention.
10/23/17, 6:07pm: WALSH: This Transgender Person Allegedly Raped A Girl In A Bathroom. Leftists Still Want Men In The Women’s Room. In related news: NC Governor Signs Order Allowing Gender Identity to Determine Bathroom Use.
10/23/17, 5:57pm: Alzheimer’s Patients Have Altered Gut Bacteria. “It’s becoming very clear that the gut and brain are intimately linked. As many as 500 million neurons dwell in the gastrointestinal system and are connected to the brain via the vagus nerve. Thus, gut bacteria have access to the brain via a veritable a super-highway, and can influence it in both good and bad ways. The present findings add Alzheimer’s to a growing list of conditions linked to changes in gut bacteria, which includes obesity, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease.” A lot of people take supplements that tinker with gut bacteria assuming it will be helpful; not sure it’s the best idea.
10/23/17, 2:20pm: Ed Gillespie opposes almost every reasonable gun-safety measure imaginable. His opponent “favors banning such weapons, along with high-capacity magazines, and supports universal background checks for gun buyers. In addition, he would support reinstating state legislation … that limits handgun purchases to one a month”. Couldn’t be clearer, Gillespie supports the 2nd Amendment, Northam does not.
10/23/17, 1:33pm: Amazon says it received 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters. Someone should add up the millions upon millions of dollars being offered by states to be selected. Another example of welfare for the rich.
10/23/17, 1:26pm: North Korea threat is ‘critical, imminent,’ Japan tells U.S., South Korea. Obama left the world a mess. But, to be fair, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter are most to blame for North Korea (other than Dear Leader, of course). And it seems a lot of progressives and media are really taking Kim Jong Un’s side and blaming this on Trump.
10/23/17, 1:22pm: Catalan separatists vow ‘civil disobedience’ in standoff with Madrid. What happens if no one blinks?
10/23/17, 12:55pm: INSANITY: Official Says UK Will Not Prosecute Returning ISIS Terrorists From Syria and Iraq. How many times does it have to be said, keeping Muslims out of one’s country is “Racist!”
10/23/17, 12:46pm: Tyler’s latest, latest at the Daily Wire. EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Virginia Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ed Gillespie. The election is coming up on November 7, 2017. Go Vote!
10/23/17, 9:55am: American Soldiers Died In Niger Because Of Obama. Wondering what U.S. troops are doing in Niger? Me too. Let’s start here and see what we can learn.
10/23/17, 9:38am: 25 Not Salon-Approved Conservatives Worth Following on Twitter. A better list indeed.
10/23/17, 9:10am: Tyler’s latest Water Still Wet up at the Daily Wire.
10/21/17, 12:20pm: Andy McCarthy reminds us that it’s not just the Clintons, it’s also Obama. The Obama Administration’s Uranium One Scandal.
10/21/17, 12:17pm: Democrats Yelp as Trump Upholds Constitution. I’ve read Michael Barone for years and didn’t know he was a Yale Law graduate.
10/21/17, 10:59am: Spain Activates “Nuclear Option”: Will Seize Control Of Catalan Government, Force New Elections. The peasants must be taught a lesson. I’m thinking though that unless separatists are kept out of the election, this is going to work as planned.
10/21/17, 10:54am: President Trump Will Release the Classified JFK Files. The government gets away with keeping to much secret to avoid disclosing unflattering vs. secret information.
10/19/17, 10:41pm: Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: ‘Go home Nazis’. Spencer calls for supporters to raise hands, 15 in the hall do so. Repeat, 15 supporters. A few hundred protesters show up and give him publicity in hopes of attracting supporters of their own. The university spends $500,000. If no one showed up, Spencer and his 15 pals would look as stupid as they are and go home and the money could be spent on education. Or a party, or whatever.
10/19/17, 10:37pm: Robbers had 2 knives in Brockton but asked for just 1 dollar. Obviously not pirates, would have asked for $4 (buck an ear).
10/19/17, 10:25pm: Catalonians respond “And I’ll raise you €100”. Bank Run Imminent: Catalan Separatists Urge Supporters To Pull Cash From ATMs On Friday Morning.
10/19/17, 10:22pm: Spain to trigger direct rule on Catalonia to crush independence bid. Desire for self-rule cannot stand, it goes against the entire EU project and must be crushed. And their children must be punished too.
10/19/17, 10:17pm: Tyler’s latest at the Daily Wire: Socialized Health Care: England’s NHS To Withhold Care For Smokers And The Obese For ‘Routine’ Surgeries. “No health care for you!” Like the Soup Nazi, only for health care.
10/18/17, 10:41pm: ‘Reeks of subtle racism’: Black Democrat omitted from campaign fliers in Virginia. Not sure there is anything subtle about it. The campaign is that of Ralph Northam, the Democrat running against Ed Gillespie for Governor. Democrats are for real every evil they attribute to Republicans.
10/18/17, 10:29pm: Cost to see VP Mike Pence in Denver plummets after tickets struggle to sell. I think everyone is just tired of politics. I know I am.
10/18/17, 5:42pm: Manhunt underway for gunman in Maryland office park shooting. An example of why all the people who think gun control is the answer are delusional. Radee Labeeb Prince, the suspected shooter is a very bad dude. 42 arrests in Delaware, a convicted felon. His former boss and other employees from his last job tried to get a restraining order against him, but an idiot judge denied the request. He didn’t kill them, he killed his co-workers at his next job and then drove to Wilmington to kill some more. How many laws did he violate? But one more will fix this problem? I don’t think you live in the real world if you believe that. And make no mistake, it’s people like Prince who are responsible for nearly all gun violence in this country.
10/18/17, 5:42pm: Obamacare fix could end up in year-end package. The “year-end package”, the D.C. politicians fix for everything. Hopefully, Ryan and Trump will stand firm. The “fix” for Obamacare is ripping it out, root and branch. If only someone in Congress thought the same.
10/18/17, 5:32pm: A Silent Epidemic of Cancer Is Spreading Among Men. Throat cancer caused by HPV, which causes cervical cancer in women. It’s spread as you might imagine (ask Michael Douglas) and there is no screening test. “A team at the University of Florida, Baylor College of Medicine and elsewhere found that 11.5 percent of U.S. men were actively infected with oral HPV between 2011 and 2014, and 3 percent of women were. That adds up to 11 million men and 3 million women,…” That’s actively infected during that 3 year period, not infected over their lifetime. There is the HPV vaccine, however. I didn’t think there was a good reason for boys to get it before, but maybe this is it.
10/18/17, 5:15pm: What Did Mueller Know? New Documents Show Clinton-Russia Scandal Dwarfs Anything on Trump’s Side. If Mueller, Rosenstein and McCabe knew about this, and seems incredible that they didn’t, their involvement in claims against Trump is truly outrageous. If this is true, and it is not hammered hard, it will establish a level of tolerated misconduct that will be well and truly lead to unlimited abuse the next time Democrats are in office.
10/18/17, 5:05pm: The Important Story You’re Not Hearing Much About. Powerline’s Stephen Hayward notes and explains the importance of Trump’s EPA head, Tom Price, announcement that the EPA would stop a practice abused by Obama where Federal agencies engaged in cooperative litigation. The government entered into “settlements” that resolved the case by binding provisions that were in substance equivalent to agency adopted regulations the “plaintiffs” and agency wanted, but couldn’t adopt through regular processes. It’s like Trump and his appointees believe in the rule of law, not its abuse. Refreshing.
10/18/17, 4:59pm: Fusion GPS Partners Plead The Fifth During House Intel Appearance. Democrats are all about the transparency.
10/18/17, 4:56pm: On the other hand: FBI Reports 61% Surge In “Felonious” Cop Killings Year Over Year.
10/18/17, 4:49pm: Study Finds Mass Killings Not On The Rise Over Past Decade. Libs: “We don’t need no stinking facts”.
10/18/17, 1:28pm: Second federal judge blocks Trump’s curbs on travel to U.S. The one in Maryland again. Well, this will save time. Impeachment hearings for him and the Hawaiian judge can be combined.
10/18/17, 11:59am: Senate Judiciary opens prob into Obama-era Russian nuclear bribery case. Expect Democrats to start “Russia was by the glory of Obama and Hillary, our friend then” refrain.
10/18/17, 11:57am: Wounded casino security guard vanishes from Las Vegas — and surfaces on the set of ‘Ellen’. Because the Las Vegas shooting is entertainment?
10/18/17, 11:50am: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason: Lessons from Witnessing Four Decades of Harassment in Hollywood (Guest Column). “I confess to having had no problem warning at least three top-level Democratic operatives against allowing Harvey Weinstein to host political fundraisers. A warning that evidently (and to the glee of Fox News) fell on deaf ears.” Interesting, but not as interesting as her capacity for self-delusion and moral blindness: “However, I will be the first to admit that clearly delineated moral choices can still be painfully complex where friendship is involved. One of the best friends I will ever have and a man I love dearly, former President Bill Clinton, has certainly taxed my feminist conscience, but always without diminishing my affection. I even helped write his apology to the nation for his own sexual misconduct, was sitting next to him when he delivered it, and believe to this day it was based on something that was none of our business.” She cannot see that Bill Clinton is Weinstein in Little Rock, then on the Potomac, then on the Lolita Express. Same as all the other virtue signaling celebrities, she knew and kept her mouth shut, only warning fellow libs out of concern they may be damaged politically. The young women were on their own, and I’m sure still are.
10/17/17, 7:24pm: Congresswoman: Failure to Ban High-Capacity Magazines ‘Literally Costing Lives’. So, Dems from Nevada and Connecticut are going to save us. Time for some facts. A recent study estimates there were a total of 704,913 firearms related hospital emergency department visits in 2006-2014. Since this was a study intended to show the financial burden of guns, it’s a liberal study with liberal bias, useful here since they thoughtfully included “military rifles” as a separate category. Of the 704,913 firearm related visits, how many were “military rifles”? Only 1,269 or 0.2%. The dreaded “assault rifle” is not the problem. What is the problem? Heather Mac Donald recently cast a lot of light on to the subject of black homicide deaths and alleged police targeting and killing of blacks. Hard Data, Hollow Protests. Total black homicide-victims in 2016 were 7,881 and 233 blacks were killed by police. All but 16 of the 233 killed by police were armed. There were 11,004 total homicides by firearms of all types in 2016. There is a problem with blacks being killed with guns, but it’s not a police problem or a gun problem. It’s an inner-city problem. In cities that have been run by Democrats for decades.
10/17/17, 6:44pm: McConnell Floats Names of Failed Tea Party Candidates in Response to Bannon Threat. “My goal as the leader of the Republican Party in the Senate is to keep us in the majority. And the way you do that is not complicated. You have to nominate people who can actually win, because winners make policy and losers go home.” Yeah, think of all the things the Senate could do if Republicans were in control. Wait a minute…
10/17/17, 6:29pm: FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow. Russian collusion – as expected it involves the Clintons. Who was in charge of the FBI then? Why the very special super upstanding Mueller, with Comey coming in to pinch hit after Mueller left the FBI. The info didn’t make it out of Holder’s DOJ. McCabe and Rosenstein were involved too. Funny how differently democrats are treated.
10/17/17, 3:42pm: SHOCK: Reese Witherspoon Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted By A Director At Age 16. No names. Just another virtue signaler. #MeToo#BringBackOurGirls
10/17/17, 3:33pm: Judicial Watch: State Department Reveals 2,800 Huma Abedin Government Documents on Weiner’s Laptop. This won’t make the news except maybe on FoxNews.
10/17/17, 3:25pm: US judge blocks latest Trump travel restrictions to the US from eight countries. Same judge in Hawaii. I think the House should start impeachment proceedings against him for violating his oath of office. Time to send a message…Oh, is that too harsh? Sorry. I’m sure he’s a Dem, so he can become a congressman after he’s impeached, like Alcee Hastings.
10/17/17, 3:21pm: Senators reach tentative deal on ObamaCare insurer payments. Apparently an agreement between Democrat Senators Lamar Alexander (yes, I know he claims he’s a Republican) and Patty Murray. Schumer says he’s happy, let’s hope it never makes it out of the House.
10/17/17, 1:58pm: Deflection by Walter Shapiro. Opinion: Harvey Weinstein and the GOP’s Guilt-By-Association Game. “The hypocrisy of Bill Clinton’s defenders — many of them passionate feminists — did lasting damage to the Democratic Party. But we are now in a different century and a different moral climate. And it seems ludicrous to imply that Democrats are somehow to blame for the loutish behavior of Harvey Weinstein.” The damage was not just to the Democratic Party. The damage was to our culture. Washington politicians and media are the same creatures found in Hollywood. Bill Clinton is Harvey Weinstein and the lesser pols all want their day in the sun and are willing to do and say anything to get there. And everywhere in D.C. liberals pretend it’s not happening or they didn’t know.
10/17/17, 1:44pm: Roger Simon at PJ Media: Four GOP Senators Standing in the Way of Progress. “Of them, only Paul has something of an excuse. A libertarian, his positions at least make sense ideologically. The other three [McCain, Collins, Murkowski] act out of a kind of morally narcissistic pique, an almost pathological need to be at the center of every controversial issue, to make the world hang on their decisions and then sigh in disappointment as they ultimately vote ‘nyet.’ (Or, in the case of Democrats, applaud them as great ‘patriots’ above party politics.)”
10/17/17, 1:35pm: Jennifer Lawrence: Male producer said she was ‘perfectly f—able’ after being told to lose weight. Made to stand naked with 4 other women in front of female producer when she was 15. Where were her parents? Star-struck? As for being “made” to stand naked, “[t]he actress said she felt ‘trapped’ by the experience. ‘I let myself be treated a certain way because I felt I had to for my career,’ she shared.” From the comments: “These women prostitute their bodies to make big Hollywood bucks all while blaming us, and now when its convenient they prostitute their ‘suffering’ for more PC fame and fortune while still blaming us.”
10/17/17, 11:47am: Comey Drafted Statement Ending Clinton Email Investigation Months Before Interviewing Her, FBI Confirms. We’ve heard this, but confirmation renews my cynicism.
10/17/17, 11:42am: CBS earnings to disappoint due to weak NFL ratings, Credit Suisse says. EPS estimates down 5% and the NFL clearly hasn’t learned a thing yet.
10/17/17, 8:25am: Without answers that make gunman Stephen Paddock a rare and distant monster, Americans “are paralyzed” by fear. Bar room psychology by a couple of professors with anti-gun agenda. I think a lot of people just don’t believe what they’re being told by the authorities.
10/17/17, 8:16am: Las Vegas guard Jesus Campos vanished after visiting urgent-care clinic, union leader says. I’m getting tired of the mess, which I suppose is the point.
10/16/17, 10:23pm: ‘Saturday Night Live’ takes on the Weinstein scandal. My, aren’t they brave. I’m waiting for SNL to take on SNL taking on Weinstein. Better yet, SNL takes on Obama.
10/16/17, 10:12pm: Author Dan Brown Gets Smacked Down by Physicist He Referenced in Novel. Don’t believe novels or fictional movies.
10/16/17, 10:00pm: WHAT DEMOCRATS CAN LEARN FROM TRUMP’S CULTURE WAR. Answer: nothing, read the item below.
10/16/17, 9:52pm: #MeToo: Sexual harassment stories sweep social media after Weinstein allegations. Apparently every women in the U.S. has been raped or at least sexually harassed. Is anyone else tired of non-stop virtue signaling? How about non-stop virtue signaling by liberal hypocrites? I’m still waiting for Boko Harem to #BringBackOurGirls.
10/16/17, 9:50pm: Major Sears investor Berkowitz departs board; stock plunges. The article mentioned that Berkowitz was still investing in June because the value of the stock was still less than the value of Sears’ real estate. Swirling the drain I suspect, or maybe he’s happy the stock price declined 10.9% today so he can buy more real estate.
10/16/17, 9:44pm: Firm behind Trump dossier declines to respond to House panel’s subpoena. Maybe we’ll find out if the Republicans are in charge of Congress and DOJ.
10/16/17, 9:38pm: Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advance. A power move by Iran and its Shia proxies running Iraq. The Kurds have been pretty strong allies of the U.S. in the area. Maybe we can’t and shouldn’t fight for them, but I hope we’re giving them some help.
10/16/17, 9:32pm: Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security. But I’m sure all my information with the government is safe.
10/16/17, 9:27pm: Correction: Las Vegas Shooting story. Can pretty much run this headline everyday. Pretty specific here, but I’m not sure I’m buying the story about how Paddock was shooting at the police.
10/16/17, 9:25pm: Florida candidate: Aliens took me aboard their ship at age 7. I’m pretty sure this is true of all politicians. Except for Hillary, she’s one of them. Also, this wouldn’t be a story if she wasn’t a Republican.
10/16/17, 9:22pm: Court jails 2 Catalan independence leaders in sedition probe. I’m not sure this is the best way to get the toothpaste back in the tube.
10/16/17, 9:19pm: Death toll in ‘barbaric’ bombing in Somalia rises to 300. This took a while to really be covered, and I don’t think it will be news tomorrow. New normal.
10/14/17, 2:51pm: Tyler’s latest Water Still Wet up at the Daily Wire.
10/14/17, 11:05am: Striking like a an earthquake: See Ya: Joe Scarborough Has Left The GOP. 0.0 on the Richter Scale.
10/14/17, 10:55am: Nikki Haley was Trump’s Iran whisperer. She’s really stepped up and is turning out to be a strong leader at the U.N. What a refreshing change from Samantha Power who probably would have recommended a hash tag campaign, maybe #BegoodIran.
10/14/17, 9:58am: Here’s why Obama stays quiet as Trump attacks his legacy. This piece is really about libs searching for an explanation to answer “why is Trump doing this?” They don’t understand, that’s why we elected him, to undo what Obama and progressive dems screwed up over the past 8 years (and throw in some things W did to). And real answer to why Obama is quiet is because he’s cashing in, which the article mentions but tries to smooth over with high-minded blather at the end.,
10/14/17, 9:17am: As President Trump moves to decertify Iran deal, Sen. Bob Corker outlines plan to preserve it. Gonna miss Corker? Me neither.
10/14/17, 9:15am: ’Thursday Night Football’ Snares 14.6M Viewers, Down Despite Eagles’ Win – Update. When something’s really working, you just got to stay with it.
10/14/17, 9:08am: Tyler helps California Rep. Ted Liue understand the 25th Amendment. Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu Flaunts His Ignorance On Twitter: Claims Framers Wrote The 25th Amendment
10/13/17, 4:41pm: Sean Hannity Calls Sen. Ben Sasse A ‘Loser’ Who’s ‘Accomplished Nothing’ After Sasse Rebukes Trump On Twitter. Sasse has been a big disappointment. Seems awfully impressed with himself, a trait that doesn’t mix will with being in D.C.
10/13/17, 4:37pm: HARVEY WEINSTEIN CONTRACT WITH TWC ALLOWED FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT. I’m guessing his lawyer is picking up some clients in Hollywood today.
10/13/17, 4:33pm: Warren: GOPs Eating Away at Independent Judiciary by Stacking ‘Pro-Corporate Court’. And, the media is unfair to liberals!! Ms. Warren is auditioning hard to replace Hillary as screeching lecturer in chief. To be fair, she’s been practicing for a while.
10/13/17, 4:29pm: Ok, let’s get this out of the way. We know there is a day missing, that’s why it’s called Part Time Pundit.
10/11/17, 8:33pm: Virginia Is for Haters. So says Paul Krugman of NYT in a hate filled article. This is probably his “just in case article.” His main article was about how great a guy Harvey Weinstein is an how he is so supportive of women. Hopefully, his article will keep him and those likely to be influenced by him out of my fine state.
10/11/17, 8:26pm: Cook County retailers cheer soda tax repeal: ‘This was a nightmare’. 15 to 1 vote for repeal. But I would not take bets that they have learned their lesson.
10/11/17, 6:31pm: Tyler’s latest at the Daily Wire: Debunking The Lie That GOP Politicians Are In The Pocket Of The National Rifle Association.
10/11/17, 5:12pm: Obama’s Presidential Library Won’t Actually Have Library Materials. Why would it. After all, Obama was president of the Harvard Law Review and a Law Professor at University of Chicago without ever writing a single scholarly legal article.
10/11/17, 5:04pm: Vegas Hotel Worker Warned Police Of Shooter Before Massacre Began. So now there are two hotel workers who knew where the shooter was located before he started shooting concert goers. I’m starting to understand why this news is dribbling out.
10/11/17, 5:01pm: 25 Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Assault or Harassment. And they all kept their mouths shut, because…they wanted to be stars.
10/11/17, 4:57pm: Boy Scouts of America to allow girls to join, earn Eagle Scout rank. It happened so slowly we hardly even noticed. Actually, that’s not true at all is it. Just another step on the road to destroy the Boy Scouts.
10/11/17, 4:52pm: APNewsBreak: Billions in Illinois bills not sent for payment. $5.5 Billion more than 90 days past due. Paying your bills is for peons. Just wait until the bill is your monthly retirement payment.
10/11/17, 4:44pm: Hardball: McConnell Changes Rule to Overcome Obstruction of Trump’s Judicial Picks, Dems Fume. McConnell seems determined to plod along giving the Democrats every opportunity to avoid these kinds of changes. He eventually gets there, but he wastes many, many months to do so. Did he really think Al Franken was going to change his mind about returning his Blue Slip? Also, the whole Blue Slip process was instituted as a blocking action for judges by racist democrat Senators in the 1950s, not a history worth saving.
10/11/17, 2:49pm: HITLER LEARNS ABOUT HARVEY WEINSTEIN.
10/11/17, 2:42pm: Spain gives Catalan leader eight days to drop independence. So, we’ll see if Catalonia was just bluffing.
10/11/17, 2:38pm: An old-school pharmacy hand-delivers drugs to Congress, a little-known perk for the powerful. The pharmacy part is sort of interesting, but the article has a reminder about the Office of the Attending Physician that basically provides concierge care for House and Senate members for $611 a year, no co-pays or other payments. It’s good to be a King, even if it’s just co-King or a Prince or something.
10/11/17, 2:34pm: So, I was going to post on the article about Ben Affleck being accused of groping Hilarie Burton. But, before I could, this: Ben Affleck apologizes for groping actress Hilarie Burton. No wonder he was defending Weinstein.
10/10/17, 5:28pm: Las Vegas shooter believed to have used hotel’s freight elevator before attack. Looks like the facts are going to drip out drop by drop as the public loses interest.
10/10/17, 5:08pm: Roger Goodell tells NFL owners ‘everyone should stand for the national anthem’. Because $$$ trumps (no pun intended) fake principles. As Kurt Schlichter says, conservatives are woke now.
10/10/17, 1:58pm: The Latest: Jolie, Paltrow accuse Weinstein of harassment. It really seems that liberals/Democrats put up with this. At least conservatives/Republicans have the decency to be embarrassed when it happens to them. I’m guessing Weinstein is probably mystified by all this since his conduct was accepted for so long.
10/10/17, 1:07pm: Curfew Enforced As Looters Ransack Homes In Sonoma County; Death Toll In NorCal Fires Climbs To 11. I didn’t realize it was this bad. Photos show entire neighborhoods in Santa Rosa burned to the ground.
10/10/17, 1:07pm: O’Keefe at it again. New York Times caught doing what everyone already knows it does.
10/10/17, 1:05pm: Catalan Leader Is Expected to Declare Independence. Spain PM threatens action if they do. The EU is all about dissolving borders. Funny that people start believing the old borders are meaningless and think they should manage their own affairs more locally.
10/10/17, 11:05am: North Korea ‘hackers steal US-South Korea war plans’. South Korea Defense Ministry hacked, lost U.S./S. Korea contingency military plans and reports to senior military officers. Simply unbelievable.
10/9/17, 8:49pm: Senate Committee Raises New Questions About The Trump Dossier. So it may be that the dossier “info” was given to British intelligence which then passed on the “info” to American intelligence, thereby “validating” the “info”. Next shoe to drop will probably be that confirmation of the “info” by American intelligence was used to justify subpoenas or other intelligence data requests, leading ultimately to “wiretapping” Trump’s advisors.
10/9/17, 6:17pm: Do Students Understand Student Loan Debt? Not Really. Want some money? Just click here. Isn’t the new rec center great!
10/9/17, 5:46pm: Don’t Let the NRA Control the Conversation. The New Republic admits that it’s really not about Las Vegas. “Lost in all of this astonishment is the fact that regulating bump stocks would have a negligible effect on America’s epidemic of gun violence. As Senator Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat and one of the leading gun control advocates on Capitol Hill, told me on Friday, ‘This really does little to nothing for the daily gun violence that plagues our country'” Of course, that’s true of all “common sense gun regulations”.
10/9/17, 5:40pm: Neighbors revolt against tiny houses and say they will destroy property values. Not in my back yard. Kind of cute though.
10/9/17, 5:33pm: Environmental groups denounce Trump override of climate plan. Live by bureaucratic regs, die by bureaucratic regs. Seems fair.
10/9/17, 11:17am: Trump unveils new strict 70-point immigration enforcement plan. “Determined to finally solve illegal immigration, the White House submitted a 70-point enforcement plan to CongressSunday proposing the stiffest reforms ever offered by an administration — including a massive rewrite of the law in order to eliminate loopholes illegal immigrants have exploited to gain a foothold in the U.S.” Wouldn’t it be nice. I’m sure McCain, Graham and Collins will oppose.
10/9/17, 11:11am: California Hepatitis A Outbreak on Verge of Statewide Epidemic. Apparently homeless people still need to go to the bathroom, who knew.
10/9/17, 11:08am: 500th Person Shot to Death in Chicago This Year. I’m pretty sure banning bump stocks will fix this…Oh, wait, Democrats don’t talk about this so I guess it’s not a problem.
10/9/17, 9:38am: Why gun experts don’t support banning – or buying – ‘bump stocks’. Those in favor see it as a way to gain momentum for other gun restrictions. As Pelosi said when asked if it was a slippery slope, “I certainly hope so”.
10/8/17, 10:09am: Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California. Because knowingly causing a life-long illness requiring daily drug therapy is no big deal.
10/8/17, 10:00am: Tyler’s latest at the Daily Wire. The Possible Las Vegas Motive That Only Mark Steyn Is Talking About.
10/7/17, 9:12pm: The ‘Resistance,’ Raising Big Money, Upends Liberal Politics. A very interesting guide to big money donors to Democrat and progressive politics. “The Democracy Alliance has helped shape the institutional left, steering more than $600 million since its inception in 2005 to a portfolio of carefully selected groups, including pillars of the Clinton-aligned establishment like the think tank Center for American Progress and the media watchdog Media Matters.“ A group of super wealthy individuals, including George Soros, who pledge to give at least $200,000/year to support liberal causes and politics. Buy it’s the NRA’s $3.5 million over 10 years that is corrupting politics. Oh, and I don’t believe for a minute that the “Resistance” was ever a real grass-roots movement.
10/7/17, 8:57pm: After bombshell Weinstein revelations, many ask, ‘Why now’? “Some have proposed that one reason the Weinstein story came out now, rather than years ago, is that the man who produced such Oscar-winning hits as ‘Shakespeare in Love,’ ‘The King’s Speech’ and ‘The Artist’ has fallen on more challenging times recently, and his influence appeared to be waning.” Ahh, his casting couch has lost its luster. Who’s couch has replaced it?
10/7/17, 8:51pm: EPA may not replace Obama-era climate rule on repeal: draft. Elections have consequences…who said that?
10/7/17, 8:45pm: Trump says open to temporary healthcare reform deal with Democrats. Schumer already shut him down, his way of the highway. Time to let Obamacare sink of its own weight.
10/7/17, 8:41pm: Spain’s PM says may use constitution to block Catalan independence. Tried rubber bullets and batons so far. Time to dissolve the Catalonian government I guess. Inspiring unity and brotherhood throughout Spain.
10/7/17, 8:34pm: Antifa Group Plans Nationwide ‘Deface Columbus Day’ Actions for Monday. Probably very peaceful defacing.
10/7/17, 6:08pm: Hurricane Nate Still Strengthening as it Approaches Gulf Coast. Exact landfall still uncertain, somewhere near the Louisiana-Mississippi border.
10/7/17, 6:00pm: Spaniards take to streets as Catalonia independence tensions rise. Seems like a lot of people are yearning for more freedom and control over their lives. With democrats seeking to politicize Las Vegas as a lever for gun control and Spain’s violent response to the Catalonia independence referendum in mind, we should all remember that governments seek to control their citizens (subjects?) through a monopoly on violence. In the U.S., the 2nd Amendment was the founders’ statement that this will not be permitted in America.
10/7/17, 10:30am: Also, this weeks Water Still Wet.
10/7/17, 10:15am: Tyler’s latest up at the Daily Wire: Yes, Government Tyranny Can Happen, And Yes, An Armed Citizenry Is The Best Deterrent.
10/6/17, 9:11pm: Las Vegas Shooting Reminds Us That Sheepdogs Have to Keep the Wolves at Bay. Banning bump stocks won’t get rid of the wolves. Excellent article from an experience former LA police officer.
10/6/17, 6:03pm: Court: Movie theaters must accommodate deaf-blind patrons. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. Total insanity.
10/6/17, 5:54pm: Factions forming as Congress attempts to curb U.S. spy power. I’m with the Rand Paul and the Freedom Caucus. The Constitution already addresses this, it’s called the 4th Amendment and warrants are required, not should be, but are. Anyone who abuses this for any reason should be subject to harsh criminal penalties and subject to civil lawsuit and punitive damages, and I’d run that up the chain of command.
10/6/17, 5:47pm: Amazon is on the brink of deciding if it will make a big move into selling drugs online. I hope they do, but only if they bring price transparency to the market. Competition and price transparency is completely lacking in the prescription drug market and it’s impossible to find out what a prescription will cost unless you send the script to the pharmacy.
10/6/17, 3:33pm: Politicians and Guns: Follow the Votes, not the Money. Jonah Goldberg exposes the liberal lie that NRA political contributions are something special and control politicians. NRA – $3.5 million over 20 years. Democrat Tom Styer, enviro crusader, $90 million all to Dems in 2016 alone. Legal profession, mostly liberal, $207 million to politicians in 2016. Google $9 million in 2016. And on and on.
10/6/17, 3:21pm: Investigators Probing Whether Others Were in Las Vegas Gunman’s Suite. Starting to look like someone else was with Paddock in his room or at least had access to his room.
10/6/17, 2:00pm: Having to buy your own birth control, the horror, the horror. Trump eviscerates health insurance birth control mandate.
10/6/17, 1:57pm: Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. The Peace Prize has become a joke, should be renamed “Virtue Signaling Prize”, although Obama didn’t even need to do that. I suppose it could have been worse, it could have been awarded to Iran or Rocketman.
10/6/17, 11:26am: Denmark joins European nations in banning niqad, burka. Hmm. Joins France, Belgium and Austria. Do they know something we don’t?
10/6/17, 10:44am: YouTube demonetizing embarrassing clips of Pelosi, Maxine Waters. You didn’t know YouTube has a team in politics? Of course it does, it’s owned by Google.
10/6/17, 10:37am: State Department Offering Grants Up to $450,000 for Colleges to Develop ‘Intersectional Programming’. Planning on giving away $900,000 of taxpayer money in total. This is how the State Department thinks is important and why the world’s seems to be catching fire.
10/6/17, 9:44am: John Kelly’s personal cellphone was compromised, White House believes. Personal electronics for high level government officials is a recurring problem. I think the reason that personal equipment isn’t just banned is because government record-keeping and FOIA laws make officials feel like they have no personal privacy. It’s the 21st Century, it seems a switch could be added to government issued phones, etc. that permitted “private” and “business” communications to be kept separate; and provide a log if, a la Hillary, someone claims everything is private.
10/6/17, 8:12am: The crisis in Catalonia may already have gone past the point of no return. “As protests seethed in Barcelona, Mr Rajoy delivered his final ultimatum to Catalan leaders – back down, or face the force of a state prepared to do ‘whatever it takes’ to prevent the referendum it brands a ‘coup’.” I don’t see how Spain can let this stand, and EU will certainly stand strongly behind Spain.
10/6/17, 7:54am: T.S. Nate heading toward New Orleans as Cat 1 hurricane? Mother Nature can’t stop won’t stop with the hurricanes, as Tropical Storm Nate targets Gulf Coast. Still too soon to tell exactly, but between New Orleans and Pensacola.
10/5/17, 9:06pm: There has been a narrative developing in the news today about how the Las Vegas shooter had been collecting his arsenal since the early 1980s. At the same time, it’s reported he bought 33 since October 2016. Is this narrative being done to prepare the battlefield for uncomfortable news? Was the Las Vegas Gunman’s Homicidal Rage Politically Motivated? “Can anyone think of anything that happened in the fall of 2016 that might have triggered the Las Vegas madman to go over the edge? While you are thinking about that, ask yourself how many people you saw on social media in the past week celebrating the fact that Paddock’s target was country music fans because their perception is that such people tend to be white Republicans.”
10/5/17, 8:59pm: DC won’t take concealed carry fight to Supreme Court. Keep an eye on ‘em. They’re probably plotting new legislation that varies from the old only enough to avoid being held in contempt by the courts.
10/5/17, 7:59pm: U.S. congressman to resign after report alleged he asked woman to have an abortion. If he was a Democrat, he’d be getting some bonus contributions from Planned Parenthood and liberal women’s groups. Why no one should ever vote for a Democrat; this would be ok with every single one of them.
10/5/17, 7:07pm: Jerry Brown signs bill making California a sanctuary state. Would anyone care if California went Catalonia on us?
10/5/17, 2:58pm: The Latest: NRA open to regulation of bump stocks. Republicans and NRA should concede nothing to the Democrats on this. You can’t toss a vicious Pit Bull a bone and expect it to suddenly become a gentle Golden Retriever. Before voting on anything, demand Sen. Murphy demonstrate using an AR-15 with a bump stock shooting from 300 foot high platform into a target area on the ground 400 yards away.
10/5/17, 2:53pm: Spanish court suspends Catalan parliament session, throwing independence call in doubt. Prediction, a hard rain is going to fall down on Catalonia. EU elites will need to set an example for disobedient subjects.
10/5/17, 1:12pm: The dark side of globalism. NKorean workers prep seafood going to US stores, restaurants. And children mine the rare minerals needed for electric car batteries. For global elites, though, it’s all good.
10/5/17, 9:20am: Democrats Have No Idea How To Prevent Mass Shootings. David Harsany exams NYT’s Nicholas Khristof’s 8 common sense suggestions that he claims will stop mass shootings. Not surprisingly, nothing Kristof suggests would make any difference and would not have stopped the Las Vegas attack. But I think the story was written for the headline “Preventing Mass Shootings Like the Vegas Strip Attack”, and the NYT doesn’t expect anyone to actually read the story.
10/5/17, 9:12am: Thousands of Sharks, Other Sea Life Mysteriously Die in San Francisco Bay. Probably just tired of swimming in all the BS that comes out of SF.
10/5/17, 9:05am: Tropical Storm Nate forms in western Caribbean, will threaten US Gulf Coast as a hurricane this weekend. Another hurricane, takes aim at Pensacola/Mobile area.
10/5/17, 8:57am: Soros, Kellogg, Ford: Donor List Of Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ Group Revealed. There is always someone with big money behind grass-roots leftist causes. And why does Center for Community Change, which sponsors “Resistance” activities qualify as a tax-exempt organization since it’s purely political?
10/4/17, 12:52pm: Special Report: The bankrupt utility behind Puerto Rico’s power crisis. Years of underfunding and neglected maintenance. The bankrupt utility is government owned and operated. This is what we could expect if we end up with government run single payer healthcare.
10/4/17, 12:37pm: IRS awards multimillion-dollar fraud-prevention contract to Equifax. Laughworthy but for one thing, the joke is on us.
10/4/17, 11:02am: Michelle Obama On Our Political Problems: ‘All Men, All White’. Can anyone explain why racial tensions seem higher today than 9 years ago?
10/4/17, 10:54am: FDA Warns Bakery Company ‘Love’ Is Not an Ingredient in Granola. What would we do without bureaucrats?
10/4/17, 9:04am: Some in Las Vegas Skeptical of Trump’s Post-Shooting Visit. Well, the politicians are all democrats so this is a low risk prediction.
10/4/17, 8:55am: Republicans Are Reconsidering Full Repeal of State and Local Tax Deduction. If state and local tax deduction stays, it should be capped at national average. Same for mortgage deduction. No reason low tax, low cost states should subsidize NY, NJ, CT, MA, CA whose citizens support the high taxes and zoning and other policies that drive residential real estate costs up.
10/4/17, 8:46am: Catalonia will take its next step towards independence on Monday. My guess is Spain, supported by the EU will come down very hard on this. Already hints about what to expect.
10/4/17, 8:35am: Girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter returns to US. Hopefully, the police will get answers about why.
10/4/17, 8:30am: Scalise: Shooting ‘fortified’ my view on gun rights. I don’t think the media will go full force with this. For some reason, he won’t have the same moral authority as Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords.
10/3/17, 10:49pm: I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise. A lib tells the truth. Someone at Bezo’s Washington Post is going to be fired.
10/3/17, 10:24pm: Catalan referendum: Region’s independence ‘in matter of days’. The fuse has been lit and Spain has made sure it won’t easily be extinguished.
10/3/17, 3:57pm: Las Vegas gunman filmed himself during slaughter. So, unless it’s a silent film, the police likely know a whole lot more about this than they are releasing.
10/3/17, 2:49pm: GUN CONTROL? The Las Vegas Death Toll Happens Every MONTH In Chicago. “Know what they call that in Chicago? June.” In 2016, there were 4,368 shooting victims in Chicago, which has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. And yet, you don’t hear much about this from the Democrats and Hollywood liberals. I guess they must be racists.”
10/3/17, 2:39pm: This Is the Time To Defend the Second Amendment and Less-Strict Gun Control. Agreed
10/3/17, 11:38am: Seth Meyers to Congress: It’d Be ‘More Honest’ For You to Admit You ‘Won’t Take Any Action’. Ah, going to try reverse child psychology on Congress. He’s serious, you can tell by the look on his face. Maybe he should go first and just admit he wants to confiscate and outlaw guns.
10/3/17, 11:10am: Bitterly disappointed that Houston and Florida didn’t become New Orleans, the Democrat/media establishment are Desperately Seeking A Trump Failure In Puerto Rico. I think they are going to be disappointed once again. But, Las Vegas…
10/3/17, 11:01am: When You Politicize Shootings You Make It Harder To Find Solutions. True indeed. Why liberals go straight to emotional cries to just do something! By which they mean seize all guns but can’t say out loud. For more perspective: The Passionate Non-Sequiturs of the Gun Debate.
10/3/17, 10:38am: Jimmy Kimmel Seizes on Las Vegas Shooting to Champion Gun Laws in Emotional Monologue. Emotionalism is all liberals have, so why would Kimmel seize on anything else, like the fact that none of the previously proposed “common sense” gun control laws would have made any difference in the case of the Las Vegas shooting. But at least he did get to throw in an Islamaphobia jibe.
10/3/17, 10:28am: Robots are replacing fast food workers at new Shake Shack. But the workers who aren’t being replaced will get $15/hr., so liberals should be happy.
10/3/17, 10:25am: China’s Secret Military Plan: Invade Taiwan by 2020. Let’s hope this is just contingency planning.
10/2/17, 10:30pm: Mark Kelly on Politicizing Las Vegas Shooting: ‘If Not Now, When?’ “‘Imagine how much worse last night’s shooting could have been if the gunman had a silencer. Imagine the confusion for first responders if they arrived on the scene to a bunch of civilians wielding their own guns attempting to return fire. Imagine the gun lobby’s version of society – everyone armed, everyone out for themselves, everyone at risk all the time. Folks, that’s just going backwards. We do not have to live this way,’ said Kelly.” This is what liberals think, silencers somehow make it worse and crazed people, everyone out for themselves, shooting wildly. He must not have seen any of the people in the videos, standing in the firing zone to help the injured. I thought Hillary was the only idiot with her “silencers” tweet. But she appears to be mainstream Democrat. What moralizing idiots.
10/2/17, 10:30pm: David Frum looks at President Trump’s speech about the Las Vegas attack and sees himself in the mirror: A Presidential Speech Steeped in Hypocrisy.
10/2/17, 10:23pm: Robert Mueller has no comment. Ha,ha. He has people for that.
10/2/17, 8:02pm: A social justice warrior goes down in flames: CBS Exec Fired for ‘Deeply Unacceptable’ Post About ‘Republican Gun Toters’ After Vegas Shooting. Good to see even CBS has limits on decency that can’t be crossed.
10/2/17, 4:40pm: An End to Blindness? New treatments showing real progress. Hopeful news on a day full of bad news.
10/2/17, 4:28pm: Obamas eyeing Upper East Side apartment. I think they should look in Trump Tower. Also, is anyone else bothered that being an ex-President means you can suddenly afford to buy several multi-million dollar houses?
10/2/17, 4:23pm: Iran sends tanks to border with Iraq’s Kurdish region, Kurdish official says. So Iraqi troops on the Kurds’ northern border and Iranians on the southern border. Can things in the Middle East get worse. Yes, I think they can.
10/2/17, 1:28pm: Someone’s not telling the truth. Matthew Yglesias at Vox: Puerto Rico is all our worst fears about Trump coming real. Or Grenn Reynolds at USA Today: Puerto Rico has big problems, but President Trump isn’t one of them. I think maybe the one, not named Glenn, who thinks Puerto Rico has problems because Trump watches too much TV.
10/2/17, 12:44pm: Special Report: HP Enterprise let Russia scrutinize cyberdefense system used by Pentagon. This is just unbelievable. HP allowed Russian defense agency review the source code. “Six former U.S. intelligence officials, as well as former ArcSight employees and independent security experts, said the source code review could help Moscow discover weaknesses in the software, potentially helping attackers to blind the U.S. military to a cyber attack.” And we’re all worried about Trump and the Russians.
10/2/17, 1:41pm: Catalonian referendum violence plunges EU into crisis as ’90pc of voters back independence’. Anybody’s guess what will happen now.
10/2/17, 11:19am: Democrats Immediately Call For Gun Control After Las Vegas Shooting. Democrats cannot, for even one second, consider ANYTHING but trying to advance their progressive politics.
10/2/17, 10:29am: Tormenting Manafort is seen as Weissmann’s way to snare big prosecution targets for Mueller. I don’t think it’s supposed to work this way and I also think this is a common mentality in prosecutors’ offices. And, if successful, why would anyone believe testimony obtained by “tormenting” and trying to bankrupt the witness and his family?
10/2/17, 9:43am: Rhetoric heating up in Spain: Madrid vows to stop Catalan independence declaration,
10/2/17, 9:33am: More on yesterday’s terrorist attack in Canada. From Powerline, EDMONTON TERRORIST IS A SOMALI REFUGEE.
10/2/17, 9:23am: Well October isn’t getting any better. More than 50 dead in mass shooting in Las Vegas at outdoor country music concert. Too much to link here, check Drudge or ZeroHedge for continuing details. So far, not much information about the shooter, other than he is Stephen Paddock, 64 years and old white. Lots of mis-information. Apparently he wasn’t big into social media, no Facebook, etc., so this will need some time for the facts to come out.
10/1/17, 10:53pm: Facebook Blocks Chinese Billionaire Who Tells Tales of Corruption. Zuckerberg takes a knee, not in protest but in fealty.
10/1/17, 6:09pm: Catalonia chief opens door to declaration of independence. Can’t imagine Spain’s Prime Minister Rajoy is going to be happy with this. More police? More rubber bullets? More swinging batons? Has the fuse been lit?
10/1/17, 6:07pm: Violence mars Catalonia independence vote, hundreds hurt. Why is the ruling class in Europe so violent? Maybe if you think climate deniers should be criminally prosecuted this makes sense.
10/1/17, 5:53pm: Arthritis pill: Daily intake of new treatment halts disabling bone loss and damage. It will be nice if this is true. If so, it’ll probably take decades before it can run through the FDA approval process. And by then, our robot overlords probably won’t let us have it. Oh well.
10/1/17, 5:45pm: Inability to smell peppermint linked to dementia, study says. And everyone over 60 runs for the peppermint.
10/1/17, 1:06pm: America’s government is getting old. Very interesting. Surveys show young people are growing more conservative. On the other hand, this from the article: “Human capital officers—the people who manage agency personnel—have carefully tracked the numbers, attempting to recruit younger workers and replenish their ranks. But according to many former chief human capital officers, these efforts have been stymied, running into a thicket of bureaucratic rules and well-intentioned but poorly designed policies.” Human capital officers? Maybe bureaucratic jibberish has something to do with it. All government, education, and main stream religious organizations seem to be infected with this kind of language; like it’s a disease.
10/1/17, 12:58pm: Violence erupts as Catalans vote on split from Spain. I’m pretty sure the central government police batons and rubber bullets will make Catalonians all want to join their brothers and sisters in a united Spain.
10/1/17, 11:42am: MEDIA SILENCE: Antioch Church Shooter Had Note That Mentioned ‘Revenge’ For Dylann Roof. Wrong narrative: black shooter, revenge on whites, stopped by good guy with a gun before police can get there. Thank goodness, if the police had arrived and shot him, it’d be riot time.
10/1/17, 10:42am: Hezbollah says Israel pushing region to war. Kind of ironic coming from a group already deep in war in Syria and in league with Iran to destabilize the entire Middle East.
10/1/17, 10:35am: More ambiguity from the AP: 2 women killed by man with knife at French train station. One woman stabbed, another woman’s throat slit. AP missed the witnesses who said the knifer shouted “Allahu Akbar”. Reuters does a better job: Man shouting “Allahu Akbar” kills two at French train station before being shot dead.
10/1/17, 10:29am: Spanish police fire rubber bullets near voters in Catalonia. Interesting headline from Associate Press, rubber bullets “near” voters. The first paragraph is a bit different: “Spanish riot police smashed their way into polling stations in Catalonia and fired rubber bullets Sunday at protesters outside one Barcelona polling station to try to halt a disputed independence referendum. Nearly 350 people, including some police, were injured in the melee, officials said.”
10/1/17, 9:41am: Found some good news on InstaPundit: The media is missing the Republican takeover in New England.
10/1/17, 9:38am: And O.J.s out of prison.
10/1/17, 9:37am: October’s not off to a great start. Edmonton terror attack: Chaos in Canada as cops stabbed by man with ISIS flag and pedestrians ploughed into during terror attack.
10/1/17, 9:34am: Marseille train station stabbing sees knifeman shot dead by army after knifing two passengers to death. Shouted “Allahu Akbar”, authorities uncertain about motive.
10/1/17, 9:24am: Apropos of the last entry, this is how Spain is responding to the Catalonia independence referendum, and I’m afraid this will be the response of elite statists everywhere. Spain’s shame as 337 people injured as cops fire rubber bullets at Catalonia referendum. Lots of video at ZeroHedge: “This Is Fascism”: Shocking Footage Of Spanish Police Firing Rubber Bullets, Brutally Beating Peaceful Voters. So far, we just have the Deep State rebelling against Trump.
10/1/17, 9:14am: The Crisis of Elite Authority in the West. “Because Western elites continue to fail to deliver real solutions to problems like immigration and deindustrialization, an irreversible loss of public support for fundamentals like free trade, liberalism, and multilateralism is no longer just a theoretical possibility.”
9/30/17, 5:53pm: Why Madrid Will Never Let Go – Catalonia Is Closer To The Eurozone Than Spain. ZeroHedge nicely summarizes what’s happening and why.
9/30/17, 5:29pm: This is a COUP: Spanish ambassador warns of ‘drama for Europe’ if Catalan independence vote goes ahead as thousands march in Barcelona AGAINST the ‘illegal’ referendum. Huge crowds in the streets of Barcelona as the central government is determined to not let the independence vote go forward.
9/30/17, 5:10pm: Don’t bathe more than once a week says designer Westwood. She once a week, her husband once a month. An aromatic pair no doubt. And no thanks.
9/30/17, 1:52pm: Mum ‘left her four kids home alone with gun to go on 11 day holiday when babysitting options fell through’. How do you explain something like this? Article says she is prohibited from having contact with her children. I’m thinking she’s probably not too troubled by that.
9/30/17, 1:45pm: Los Angeles’ legendary palm trees are dying – and few will be replaced. One theory about why this is happening is that the palm trees are committing suicide just to get out of California.
9/30/17, 12:19pm: The new reality of old age in America. No retirement, more working. WashPost doesn’t really discuss what is the cause. I blame Obama, Congress and the Fed. Gotta keep rates near zero and shoot for 2% inflation or the country will go bankrupt.
9/30/17, 11:47am: Wow: Watch What These College Students Have to Say About Their Female Conservative Classmates. Nothing good, among other things, “snide remarks from teachers”. It’s a short video, worth a look.
9/30/17, 11:37am: Teachers union gets restraining order against O’Keefe video venture. For some reason, the standards are different with conservatives engage in investigative journalism. If O’Keefe was 60 Minutes, prior restraint would never be in the cards. I’ve never seen any rebuttal actually rebut anything in O’Keefe’s videos. Progressives simply cannot stand the sun’s light.
9/30/17, 11:25am: How Badly Is Neil Gorsuch Annoying the Other Supreme Court Justices? Tobin calls them “savvy denizens of Washington, D.C.”. Maybe they, like all savvy members of the “elite”, need a little annoying. Tobin’s real concern is that Gorsuch joined Justice Thomas, “the most right-wing Justice”, in every one of his first 15 cases and “he even joined all of Thomas’s concurring opinions.” I’m sure this is annoying Tobin and other Democrat progressives who thought they owned the Supreme Court.
9/30/17, 11:20am: Egypt “hunting down” gays, conducting forced anal exams – Amnesty. And Egypt is one of the moderate Muslim countries. Liberals think it’s “racist” to be concerned about Sharia being spread by its adherents in Europe and the U.S.
9/30/17, 11:16am: This week’s Water Still Wet is up at the Daily Wire.
9/30/17, 11:14am: 110 Million Americans Have an S.T.D. Well, that’s only 1/3 of us, though rates are much higher for younger people. What could have caused this?
9/30/17, 11:05am: Here’s why a 45-foot tall nude sculpture may be coming to the National Mall. This has been approved by the National Park Service. Other than shoving it in the faces of conservative families visiting the Washington Monument, why is something like this given a permit to be displayed on the Mall? Yeah, free speech and all. The artists “said the sculpture was meant to combat a culture that increasingly dehumanizes women and sexualizes the female form.” Only progressive Democrats believe a 50 foot tall sculpture of a naked woman does that.
9/30/17, 10:55am: Spain, Catalonia head for showdown over independence vote. “Montserrat Aguilera wasn’t intending to vote for the Catalonia region to secede from the rest of Spain. But the 52-year-old laboratory worker changed her mind amid an unprecedented crackdown by Spain’s government as it tries to prevent Sunday’s independence referendum from going ahead.” Surprisingly, Spain’s boot-on-the neck approach doesn’t seem to be working. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.
9/30/17, 8:12am: Tyler’s latest, latest is the featured article at the Daily Wire: A Friendly Reminder That America Is Still The Most Exceptional Country Of All Time.
9/29/17, 10:17pm: Tyler’s latest at the Daily Wire: IRONIC: Rahm Emanuel Accuses Trump Of Trying To Distract From His Political Failures.
9/29/17, 9:52pm: NSA says it would need to scale down spying program ahead of expiration. There should be very public hearings before any reauthorization. Clapper’s in-your-face lies to Congress demand nothing less.
9/29/17, 9:47pm: Nebraska court ends beer sales near South Dakota reservation. Can’t sell firewater near the reservation, because, you know, they’re Indians.
9/29/17, 9:42pm: South Korean banks brace for massive electromagnetic pulse attack from the North that could cripple economy. A lot of stories coming out about possible EMP attack and the impact on banks is the least of the likely effects of such an attack. Our government estimates that such an attack over the U.S. could result in the deaths of millions people in the U.S. if the electric grid fails, yet little has been done to take readily available measures to protect the U.S. population.
9/29/17, 9:23pm: Tomorrow and Sunday are going to be very interesting in Spain as people in Catalonia go to the polls to vote on possible independence from Spain, of not…. Catalans occupy polling stations ahead of contested vote. A lot of people gathering: Hundreds of tractors roll into Barcelona to protect polling stations ahead of Catalan’s ‘banned’ independence referendum on Sunday after police seized more than 2.5 million ballots. If the central government aggressively seeks to shut down the elections, will the people stand meekly by?
9/29/17, 6:56pm: Illegal immigration would be much less of a problem if this happened more often. Feds Slap Tree Company With $95 Million Penalty For Hiring Illegal Aliens.
9/29/17, 6:28pm: Price resigns from HHS after facing fire for travel. For your average person, it’s just hard to understand the attitude of entitlement that comes over people when they go to D.C. The Obama Administration suffered from this same problem. I seem to recall that Michelle too a separate jet to Martha’s Vineyard because Barak couldn’t leave until 4 hours later, flew in separate jets to Hawaii. And, of course, Congress is no better.
9/29/17, 11:24am: Saints QB Brees Says Team Will Kneel, Then Stand For Anthem. Does this make any sense? I don’t think so. It’s about disrespting the flag, but also about shoving politics down every football fan’s throat.
9/29/17, 11:18am: California lawmaker wants to ban gas car sales after 2040. Probably looks a good idea on paper; after all, they’ll have that super, duper high speed train and lots of bicycle share sites.
9/28/17, 8:38pm: Senators close to bipartisan deal on health exchanges: Schumer. Does anyone doubt this is a bail out of the insurance companies that supported Obamacare? You do, here’s the money (litereally quote): “The pact could buoy health insurance companies, which came out forcefully against the Republican repeal effort and have faced uncertainty since the November election of Republican President Donald Trump, who vowed to sink the law.” Trump should veto it and tell Congress to repeal the bill that is the cause of the problem. Oh, Lamar Alexander is involved; no doubt hoping to replace McCain as Schumer’s favorite Republican.
9/28/17, 7:42pm: Trump picks Texas Supreme Court justice, former solicitor general for U.S appellate court. I can already hear liberals wailing in the distance. It sounds good. And, this is why we needed Trump, another great judicial pick.
9/28/17, 7:40pm: Tom Brokaw: Trump Wants to ‘Destroy the Prevailing Culture in This Country’. That’s funny, so do I. Brokaw, “This is a crisis point for this country.” HaHaHa.
9/28/17, 7:33pm: How I learned to stop worrying and love chaos. Spengler, aka David Goldman, argues quite convincingly that stability is overrated: “We want to destabilize Iran, because Iranian stability implies an arc of Chinese and Russian influence stretching across Eurasia. Stability in Iraq means continuing its status as an Iranian satrapy. Stability in Syria under present circumstances means allowing Iran to create its “Shi’ite corridor” through to the Mediterranean. Stability in Turkey means that President Erdogan will turn Turkey into a transport hub for China and a customer for advanced Russian armaments.”
9/28/17, 7:27pm: Beijing Orders All North Korean Businesses To Close. If this is true, it appears even the Chinese are now on board about the North Korea problem.
9/28/17, 7:23pm: Networks Told NFL Cameramen To Avoid Shots Of Booing Crowds. Looks like the team owners are figuring this out; Denver and Pittsburg will not be taking knees anymore.
9/28/17, 7:14pm: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Uses Breast Cancer Diagnosis To Push For Universal Health Care. Sure, every daughter of a billionaire needs taxpayer supported health insurance.
9/28/17, 12:49pm: UN fund for sexual abuse victims grows to $1.5 million. Well, this sounds like a good cause. Wait…the victims are victims of sexual abuse at the hands of U.N. peacekeepers.
9/28/17, 12:39pm: Liberals and conservatives really do live in different worlds. As Scott Adams says, we’re sitting in the same theater watching two different movies. Liberal movie: Missing in inaction: Why hasn’t Trump ordered the military to Puerto Rico? Conservative movie: Disappointed by good news from Puerto Rico. Read them and decide who lives in the real world.
9/28/17, 11:55am: Tyler’s latest is up at the Daily Wire: NYU Researchers Study Psychopaths So They Can… Convict Them Of Precrime? And you can bet that they will want to test all public school children; for their own good of course.
9/28/17, 11:38am: Restaurants Are Turning Their TVs OFF To The NFL. A local restaurant/bar did this and talked on the radio with Chris Plante about the death threats and hateful Facebook messages they received from people all over the country.
9/28/17, 11:33am: CATALONIA REFERENDUM LATEST: Madrid pulls out all the stops to block independence vote. This has been building for the past 2 weeks with ballot siezures, arrest of local government officials, deployment of state police, and now further orders to banks to stop money transfers from Catalan government accounts and the shutting down of more than a hundred pro-referendum websites. It will be interesting to see if the boot on the neck strategy of the central government works.
9/28/17, 11:24am: Scalise Returns to Capitol for First Vote Since Being Shot: ‘I’m Back’. Haven’t heard much about the shooter.
9/28/17, 7:56am: Trump preparing executive order to let Americans purchase health insurance across state lines. Liberal heads will explode if this comes about. Expect Democrat states to sue to stop.
9/28/17, 7:43am: The Entire Russian Hacking Narrative Is Invalidated In This Single Assange Tweet. Caitlin Johnstone article about Assange’s tweet that “Neither Robert Mueller’s team nor the US Senate Intelligence Committee has bothered to contact WikiLeaks or me, in any manner, ever.” Don’t tell Samantha Power, I don’t think we’re supposed to know this.
9/27/17, 9:29pm: Lingerie Football League Responds to NFL: ‘We Stand!’ A beautiful sight to see.
9/27/17, 9:19pm: Communist West Point Graduate Called Mattis An ‘Evil, Vile F***’. I’m pretty sure West Point teaches that actions have consequences. If he missed class that day, he’s about to learn that lesson the hard way.
9/27/17, 9:14pm: Teachers Demand $3,200 From Each Kentucky Household To Fund Pension Ponzi For 2 Years. The fund needs $5.4 billion over the next two years. ZeroHedge clarifies: “To put that number in perspective, $5.4 billion is roughly $3,200 for each household in the state of Kentucky and 25% of the state’s entire budget over a two-year period.” Kentucky is far from the only state facing sever pension problem. Every public employee should take a knee and pray that Trump does everything possible to rid the economy of strangling regulations and government involvement in the economy.
9/27/17, 7:33pm: 5 Quick Takeaways From The Alabama Republican Primary Mollie Hemingway is a favorite and interesting as usual. Point 5 is the most hopeful in my view, it notes that the Senate is shaping up to very different in 2020 if retirements of some of the elders of the Senate occur. Shelby 83, McCain 81 and ill, Grassley 84, Hatch 83, McConnell 75, Cochran 79, Risch 74, Inhofe 82, Alexander 77.
9/27/17, 6:18pm: Democratic Senator Thinks 3,000 ‘Russian-Linked’ Facebook Ads Changed Election. Warner probably thinks he’s building his progressive, democrat, lib (but I repeat) street cred and thinks he’ll be the next president. He’s votes like he’s told and pretends to be a moderate, either he’s not a moderate or he’s not very bright.
9/27/17, 6:18pm: Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker. Well it’s in Time and the U.N. says so, even issued a report, so it must be true. On the other hand, it does seem to have created a certain wide-spread mental illness. I like how the U.N. confidently states “38 million more people were affected in 2016 than in 2015.” What utter tripe, does anyone believe this?
9/27/17, 6:11pm: Yes, NFL Viewership Is Down. No, It’s Not All Trump. The Atlantic explains to us that it’s not really that we are changing channels or turning off the TV, but, you know “structural shifts”. Let’s hope libs keep telling these stories to themselves.
9/27/17, 6:06pm: National Democrats eye shot at Alabama upset. HaHa. Headline every time, so far zip.
9/27/17, 6:02pm: Trump fuming over Price’s charter flights. Who knows if this is true. But if it is, I can’t blame him. What comes over people when then go to D.C.?
9/27/17, 5:56pm: Turkey’s President Erdogan threatens to invade Iraq and cut off oil pipeline after Kurds vote for independence. Can things get messier in the middle east? Yes, they can and probably will.
9/27/17, 3:06pm: Obamacare Is Failing the Middle Class. “Today, health insurance can cost more than a mortgage. The average family of four will face a staggering $22,622 in health insurance and related medical costs this year ($14,300 for premiums with an $8,322 deductible).”
9/27/17, 12:48pm: Heather Mac Donald casts a lot of light on to the subject of black homicide deaths and alleged police targeting and killing of blacks. Hard Data, Hollow Protests. Total black homicide-victims in 2016 were 7,881 and 233 blacks were killed by police. All but 16 of the 233 killed by police were armed. There were 11,004 total homicides by firearms of all types in 2016. There is a problem with blacks being killed with guns, but it’s not a police problem.
9/27/17, 10:28am: Nolte: Alabama’s Deafening Message–The Movement Is About Trumpism Not Trump. Apparently a hard concept for many to understand.
9/27/17, 10:25am: So, women can now drive a car, but: Women in Saudi Arabia still can’t do these things. “Marry, divorce, travel, open a bank account, get a job or have elective surgery without permission of their male guardians….Mix freely with members of the opposite sex…Appear in public without wearing wearing a full-length abaya…Conduct certain business without a male sponsor….Retain custody of children after divorce after boys reach 7, girls reach 9….Apply for passport….Eat at a restaurant unless it has a separate family section….” This is Sharia.
9/27/17, 10:17am: In Praise of Borders. A thoughtful piece by Peter Hitchens.
9/27/17, 10:14M: Tyler’s latest at the Daily Wire. YIKES: Survey Finds That Only A Quarter Of Americans Can Name The 3 Branches Of Government.
9/27/17, 10:11am: Spain to deploy police to prevent Catalan independence vote. Looks like the central government expects the local police to do the dirty work. The next 5 days in Spain are going to get interesting.
9/26/17, 11:16pm: Republican Sen. Corker announces he won’t seek re-election. Looks like Corker’s been checking to see how the wind is blowing these days; not a great loss. I suppose Blackburn would be ok, but I think she’s been a bit of a disappointment and may end up pals with McConnell, or worse yet, Graham and McCain.
9/26/17, 11:06pm: Roy Moore wins in Republican Senate primary runoff in Alabama despite Trump support for rival. It will be interesting to see how the MSM and never Trumpers read the tea leaves on this. As for Trump, he tweets out congratulation to Moore and “Roy, WIN in Nov!”
9/26/17, 7:55pm: Equifax CEO departs, forgoes bonus after massive data breach. I guess we’re supposed to be impressed he is forgoing his bonus for this year. Isn’t that special. His company is crushed by a huge avoidable data breach on his watch so he won’t be taking his bonus. How is it that we are even talking about a bonus? Oh, he isn’t forgoing his $18+ Million retirement benefits package.
9/26/17, 6:31pm: Scott Johnson at Powerline brings our attention to Victor Davis Hanson’s excellent piece at American Greatness: A Lying Quartet. Hanson reviews the bold lies repeatedly told by Obama’s senior advisors, Susan Rice, James Comey, John Brennan and James Clapper. Reviewing these in-your-face lies will make your blood boil.
9/26/17, 5:19pm: It Only Took A Year: Clarence Thomas In At Black History Smithsonian. Better late than never. Still a disgrace he wasn’t included from the beginning and only made it after Colin Kaepernick.
9/26/17, 5:15pm: Dem Senator: ’99 Percent’ Certain That Flynn And Manafort Will Be Indicted. Blumenthal said he’s not so certain about Trump. Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime.
9/26/17, 5:10pm: Trump plans to slash US refugee admissions. Trump reducing to 45,000. Obama planned to raise to 110,000. Who knows how high Hillary would have gone. Another reason to take a knee and give thanks Trump was elected.
9/26/17, 5:03pm: Nielsen: Football ratings off 11 percent this year. I think this is all going to start cooling off soon.
9/26/17, 4:58pm: This is progress: Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive. The article notes, however, that the question of whether women will need a male relative’s permission to obtain a driver’s license was not addressed by the royal decree.
9/26/17, 2:58pm: Hillary has completely lost her mind. Clinton Compares Trump to Putin: ‘Hopefully He Hasn’t Ordered the Killing of People and Journalists’.
9/26/17, 1:28pm: The military is probably the only place in our government where failure is punished. Heck, usually when you fail miserably, you get to move up to a better job. America’s top Pacific fleet commander is the latest casualty in ship collision crisis.
9/26/17, 1:21pm: Glenn Reynolds has a timely piece that is a good response to the N.Y. Times article discussed earlier about “How Did Marriage Become a Mark of Privilege.” It is time academics preach the virtues they practice.
9/26/17, 11:59am: FBI Arrests Several NCAA Coaches Amid Broad Crackdown On College Basketball Corruption. Seems there is a problem in sports these days. Too much money floating around?
9/26/17, 11:57am: Tyler’s latest at the Daily Wire: Samantha Power’s NYT Op-Ed Epitomizes The Disconnect Between Democrats And The American People.
9/26/17, 10:52am: Very interesting. Nerve implant ‘restores consciousness’ to man in persistant vegetative state. After 15 years. Shows how little we know about this. Wonder what Terri Schiavo thinks about this?
9/26/17, 10:45am: Playlist of the Lambs: psychopaths may have distinct musical preferences. Interesting but the researchers at NYU are, shall we say a bit sketchy on civil rights. “‘The beauty of this idea is you can use it as a screening test without consent, cooperation or maybe even the knowledge of the people involved,’ Wallisch [the lead researcher] said. ‘The ethics of this are very hairy, but so is having a psychopath as a boss, and so is having a psychopath in any position of power.'” Better check his taste in music.
9/26/17, 10:41am: What’s the old saying, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.” Lena Dunham compares Trump to Charleston mass murderer and white supremacist. As if there is any doubt left with Dunham.
9/25/17, 10:52pm: The N.Y. Times wonders, How Did Marriage Become a Mark of Privilege? It’s a pretty long piece and focuses almost entirely on economic reasons for the decline and delay in marriage. About the impact of culture, pretty much all it says is, “Those on the right are more likely to say it’s because of a deterioration of cultural values.” True, but it would be nice if the author gave this idea a little more attention. Maybe look at the notion that the economic elite preach liberal sexual and cultural values but center their own lives on marriage and family.
9/25/17, 10:41pm: Congress braces for Roger Stone show. He’ll testify before a closed hearing. These should all be public, if Stone’s testimony somehow involves “classified” information it’s only because it’s not really secret. I think the Democrats insist on closed hearings anytime one of their fake colluders shows up to speak on the record. Not much info in the article, except that Stone calls Adam Schiff “Schiffhead”; you have to like that anyway.
9/25/17, 7:10pm: Alternative Reality. Mark Steyn explains what happened in the German election.
9/25/17, 6:50pm: The Latest: Collins opposes GOP health care bill. How is this news?
9/25/17, 6:47pm: Court: Texas can enforce more of ‘sanctuary cities’ law. Little by little Trump is making inroads. Don’t tell the libs, it’s going to sneak up on them.
9/25/17, 6:11pm: Why single payer health care is a terrible option. I really don’t know how this got on CNN. Read the whole thing, someone talking sense. Also, take a look at Tyler’s article: Karl Denninger Solved Healthcare And The Federal Deficit Months Ago. I wish so much that politicians would actually talk about this.
9/25/17, 6:04pm: 545 people are responsible for the mess, but they unite in a common con. “Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them….I can’t think of a single domestic problem, from an unfair tax code to defense overruns, that is not traceable directly to those people….If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red. If the Marines are in Lebanon, it’s because they want them in Lebanon.” 100% correct.
9/25/17, 5:57pm: Ben Roethlisberger Regrets Steelers Boycotting Anthem; Trump Supports Fan Boos. Time for a some sensible leadership and hope this is the start. But I expect he will be called a racist now, since that’s what the left does these days.
9/25/17, 3:56pm: Voting machine concerns have states eyeing return to paper ballots. Glad to see this, with all the hacking concerns, digital only systems just are trustworthy. And no, I’m not worried about Russians or other foreigners, I’m thinking Scott Foval and Bob Creamer.
9/25/17, 3:46pm: Don’t Be Fooled: Democrats Bash Single-Payer As The Play The Long Game. Little steps, little bribes, then suddenly we’re there. Kind of like getting fat.
9/25/17, 3:40pm: Of Dotards and Dithyrambs. Why North Korea has a good grasp of English, “‘I am a student of the Foreign Languages Institute,’ he continued. “Reading Dickens and Shakespeare is the greatest, the only, joy of my life.'”
9/25/17, 2:11pm: Irma Recovery: Florida Keys Will Open to Visitors Oct. 1. Recovery in Florida seems to proceeding quicker than expected.
9/25/17, 1:49pm: Roy Moore Could Hurt Other Republican Candidates In 2018, Warns CNN Commentator. CNN continues to be clueless, worries Moore could say something that might hurt other Republican candidates next year. Liberals are really having trouble getting why people voted for Trump and will vote for Moore.
9/25/17, 12:29pm: UPDATE: Two years after embracing racial protests, Mizzou Football is a dumpster fire. Look to your predecessors NFL, it didn’t go well politicizing sports.
9/25/17, 12:25pm: David Brooks talking in the echo chamber. Republicans on health care have “magically offended every single person outside the U.S. Capitol Building” or so his friends in Manhattan tell him. Brooks has become a caricature.
9/25/17, 11:48am: Iran tests new ballistic missile hours after showing it off at military parade. Not good. We need to take care of these insane regimes ASAP.
9/25/17, 11:41am: North Korea accuses US of declaring war. “Ri Yong-ho told reporters in New York that North Korea reserved the right to shoot down US bombers”. Let’s see how Trump responds…
9/25/17, 11:25am: Puerto Ricans hunt for precious Wi-Fi and cell signals. This happened in Wyoming after the eclipse. Cell service can be spotty there anyway, but even with a good cell signal, there was no getting through on your phone. And, Google Maps didn’t work either. A bit disconcerting, but in a real crisis, I think communications is going to be a real problem.
9/25/17, 11:05am: Anthony Weiner gets hard time. 21 Months sounds light to me.
9/25/17, 7:55am: Chinese robot dentist is first to fit implants in patient’s mouth without any human involvement. Creepy…
9/25/17, 7:47am: Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions on 8 nations. Still no Egypt, Turkey or Indonesia on this list… i guess it must not just be Islamaphobia after all…
9/24/17, 10:40pm: Opec Loses Its Crown. Really interesting stuff here on the future of oil and US shale production.
9/24/17, 10:19pm: Shooting a Chrome .50 Cal Machine Gun on the Vegas Strip. Dear wife, I would like one chromed out Browning 1919 for my birthday please. Thank you.
9/24/17, 10:06pm: UNC Charlotte offers 345 ‘diversity’ courses. Because we here at the university would like to prepare you for real life success even less than we already do…
9/24/17, 9:43pm: Valerie Plame Resigns And Apologizes After Tweeting Article About ‘Jews Driving America’s Wars’. Some people just can’t handle twitter… unlike Trump the Twitter Master.
9/24/17, 6:56pm: Former Army Ranger Is Only Steelers Player To Stand For National Anthem. I’m glad someone still believes in this country. I’m finding myself less and less interested in watching football this year.
9/24/17, 6:47pm: ‘Catastrophic’ lack of sleep in modern society is killing us, warns leading sleep scientist. This is very bad news for me. I do not sleep.
9/24/17, 5:55pm: Chicago’s Awesome New Soda Tax Produces Predicted Results. Spoiler Alert… The results aren’t great.
9/24/17, 5:50pm: Gunman opens fire at Nashville church, killing one, wounding six. Stopped by church usher who retrieved gun from car and went back and confronted the shooter. You know, a good guy with a gun. And a concealed carry permit holder.
9/24/17, 5:45pm: As Germans clip Merkel’s wings, Brussels braces for turbulence. Merkel re-elected, but far right party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), gains seats. now third largest party.
9/24/17, 5:26pm: This is why conservative/libertarians will prevail in the end, a sense of humor, which is seriously lacking on the other side. Are you OFFENDED? Let’s discuss Free Speech and a Nasty Biscuit.
9/24/17, 5:19pm: Facebook’s Pros Still Outweigh Its Cons. In the second paragraph, Postrel concisely summarizes all the reasons for leaving Facebook. The rest of the article then makes a good reasoned argument for staying. If it wasn’t kinda creepy and Zuckerberg wasn’t really liberal…
9/24/17, 3:23pm: A little bit of fun. James Fridman grants his clients’ photo editing wishes.
9/24/17, 3:16pm: Cruz opposes latest Obamacare repeal attempt. Cruz says Lee’s a no vote too. Should be the end of Graham-Cassidy bill. Only one thing to do now, just Repeal Obamacare like all of you promised, repeatedly.
9/24/17, 3:05pm: Environmentalists Say EPA’s $1.1 Million Fine Against Farmer Wasn’t Enough. This is what today’s EPA is all about, suing farmers for plowing their fields without the proper permit. This is all based on the pretend notion that land with occasional pools or small creeks are “navigable waters of the United States”, which is the basis for Federal Government regulation.
9/24/17, 2:42pm: Out of this world images of the stars showcased in photography competition. Really cool stuff, definitely worth a gander.
9/24/17, 2:16pm: Alan Dershowitz: Valerie Plame knew exactly what she was tweeting. Not surprisingly, Dershowitz lays out a pretty compelling case. Oh, what a pretty face can hide.
9/24/17, 1:53pm: The real reason health care in America is a mess. I’ll summarize, “it’s complicated”. Expected more from Von Drehle, not sure why. Here’s a better take from Tyler: Karl Denninger Solved Healthcare And The Federal Deficit Months Ago.
9/24/17, 1:26pm: Keith Olbermann wants NFL fans to take a knee as well. The Daily Caller evicerates him: “Olbermann is a former MSNBC and ESPN host who is now reduced to hosting a YouTube show for GQ in front of what appears to be construction paper.” An apt descripotion.
9/24/17, 1:02pm: Internet giants, once above the fray, on the defensive in Washington. This kind of regulation is generally not favored by conservatives, but that might be changing.
9/24/17, 12:45pm: Swiss voters reject raising women’s retirement age. Women get to retire at 62, men at 65. “’That is no life,’ complained one 49-year-old kiosk cashier, who identified herself only as Angie. ‘You go straight from work to the graveyard.'” But for men, who have shorter life expectancy, its ok. One of those facts you just don’t know about Europe. Kind of like abortion laws being much stricter in France.
9/24/17, 12:37pm: Trump Calls for Boycott if N.F.L. Doesn’t Crack Down on Anthem Protests. I think Trump’s intuition is correct here and he’s on the right side of this argument. But then, I’m don’t watch much football anyway.Embed from Getty Images
9/24/17, 12:31pm: Tax breaks cost New York $1.2 billion in financial year 2017, half went to film industry. The benefit the 1% celebrities and film producers, while providing little benefit to the states. The claim is the tax breaks bring jobs, but the Massachusetts Department of Revenue the state got back only 13 cents in revenue for every $1 in film industry tax breaks from 2006 to 2011. In 2014, Rep. Paul Stam, the Republican speaker pro tem of the North Carolina House or Representatives told the Los Angeles Times that “Our economists tell us it’s the worst return on investment of any of the tax-credit programs,…”. And I’m pretty sure the private jets used by Hollywood celebrities are actually owned by their management companies so the costs are tax deductible, meaning we all get to help pay.
9/24/17, 12:06pm: Live Action Strikes Back After Twitter Bans Their Pro-Life Ads. Because ads that call abortion what it is, murder, are deemed “sensitive content”.
9/24/17, 10:17am: Donald ramps up the rhetoric. Says on Twitter that Rocket Man “won’t be around much longer”. Predictably, the left freaks out.
9/24/17, 10:07am: Oakland A’s rookie catcher Bruce Maxwell becomes first MLB player to jump on the “everything is racist” bandwagon and kneel during the national anthem.
9/24/17, 8:39am: Spain In Crisis: Catalan Police Reject Madrid Takeover. The Catalonia police union for the 17,000 member regional force said it would not accept the order for central-government “coordination” for the upcoming independence referendum that Madrid has said is illegal and must not go forward. Liberals always scoff at the idea of the 2nd Amendment and private ownership of guns as a check against an overweening Federal government arguing that armed citizens could never stop the U.S. military. But I’ve always thought this argument is wrong because it assumes that the U.S. military and local police would take orders from the government to attack its own citizens. Spain suggests that this wouldn’t be the case.
9/23/17, 10:45pm: Clergy and Lay Scholars Issue Filial Correction of Pope Francis. “Entitled Correctio filialis de haeresibus propagatis, meaning ‘A Filial Correction Concerning the Propagation of Heresies,’ the 25 page letter was delivered to the Holy Father at his Santa Marta residence on Aug. 11.” The last one was sent in 1333. I guess this would be considered push-back from concerned Catholics. I’m not Catholic, but he’s said a few things that bother me too.Embed from Getty Images
9/23/17, 7:57pm: Trump sparks war with NFL — and LeBron. I don’t think anyone who voted for Trump cares about this.
9/23/17, 4:10pm: Walmart is now testing a service that will allow employees to enter your home and stock your fridge while you’re out. Because nothing appeals to me more than the thought of a Walmart employee entering my home while no one is there and handling my food. Somehow I don’t see this catching on.
9/23/17, 3:59pm: Redditors Have Fun And Games With Photo Of Kim Jong Un Inspecting A Bag. Really good for a chuckle or two. Maybe Huffington Post isn’t 100% a dumpster fire after all…
9/23/17, 3:37pm: Donald Trump rescinds Steph Curry’s invitation to the White House via Twitter.
9/23/17, 3:29pm: I think Milo Yiannopoulos’ fifteen minutes might be over.
9/23/17, 3:13pm: My, but someone has a case of the vapors. If the U.S. Adopts the G.O.P.’s Health-Care Bill, It Would Be an Act of Mass Suicide. The only sentence you need to read is: “To review how we got to this point: last spring, the House passed a health-care-reform bill that proposed….” I’m pretty sure this should read “in the dead of night on Christmas Eve 2009, the Senate with not a single Republican vote, passed Obamacare”. No need to read the entire article, just time you’ll never get back.
9/23/17, 3:01pm: More Voters Identify as ‘Trump Supporters’ Than ‘Republicans’. This shouldn’t surprise anyone except Ryan and McConnell…maybe Graham and McCain too.
9/23/17, 2:57pm: Spain central government moving to take over local police in Catalonia before October 1 independence referendum. Move rejected and denounced by Catalonia’s interior chief. Should be an interesting week coming up.
9/23/17, 2:54pm: Maria’s Forecast Path Edging Closer to Outer Banks. Models “are now predicting Maria could end up within 100 – 200 miles of the Outer Banks of North Carolina before a sharp eastward turn that will take it out to sea.” Probably should keep an eye on this one still.
9/23/17, 12:23pm: Tyler’s latest Water Still Wet on the Daily Wire.
9/23/17, 11:11am: Mueller Scorches the Earth. Andrew McCarthy, “The way it’s supposed to work, the Justice Department learns of a crime, so it assigns a prosecutor. To the contrary, this Justice Department assigned a prosecutor — make that: 17 hyper-aggressive prosecutors — and unleashed them to hunt for whatever crime they could find.” Sounds like Mueller is inspired by Soviet Secret Police head Lavrently Beria, “Show me the man, I’ll show you the crime”. Right now, Manafort’s the man.
9/23/17, 10:55am: Roger Goodell calls Trump’s NFL comments ‘divisive’ Calls it “an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL”. What delicate flowers they have all become in the NFL.
9/22/17, 8:15pm: THE FBI: STILL STONEWALLING. Two things Hinderaker says struck me. At the end, he asks why Sessions permits the FBI, which is part of the DOJ, to continue to stonewall. Why indeed. What is the explanation? And at the beginning, he says “I grew up believing that the FBI was incorruptible, but I don’t suppose anyone thinks that anymore.” I agree with the “anymore”, but I wonder why he ever grew up believing the FBI was incorruptible. Wasn’t Hoover in charge of the FBI for decades? And wasn’t he a scheming, backstabbing, file keeping SOB? COINTELPRO, targeting civil rights leaders, etc. Incorruptible? Why did the FBI ever have that reputation in the first place. Oh, yeah, that show on TV starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
9/22/17, 7:57pm: Jimmy Kimmel Got a Hand From Chuck Schumer in His Fight Against Obamacare Repeal. “Behind the scenes, the late night host and minority leader have been in touch for months on health care policy.” And McCain thinks the Dems are going to agree to a bi-partisan bill. Naw, he doesn’t believe that, not really. And Cassidy, for pete’s sake, his “Jimmy Kimmel Test” line could have, and may have, been written by Schumer. The Republicans are just pathetic.
9/22/17, 6:04pm: Thank goodness the bromance continues. Graham: Friendship with McCain Won’t be Hurt By ‘No’ Vote on Repeal-Replace Bill. Does this mean Graham really doesn’t care about repealing Obamacare? Why sponsor a bill if you can’t even get your good friend to vote for it? Remember, McCain only opposes this because he wants to go back to regular order in the Senate.
9/22/17, 5:09pm: Michael Bloomberg: Facebook May Need to ‘Read Every Message’ to Stop Fake News. I’m sure Samantha Power agrees. The article notes that “Bloomberg’s argument led The Atlantic to label him a ‘surveillance-state extremist,’ calling him out for claiming that with rising levels of security, ‘our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution [have] to change.’” I’m pretty sure a lot of elites think the government should read every message of all of us ignorant peasants and decide which messages will be allowed to be shared with others.
9/22/17, 3:58pm: ‘It Undermines Integrity Of Elections’: Glitch Allows Non-U.S. Citizens In Pa. To Vote. Those darn glitches, always in places run by Democrats.
9/22/17, 2:58pm: DeVos has rescinded the Obama Administration Dear Colleague letter that denied college men due process in sex assault cases. More background here.
9/22/17, 2:10pm: BREAKING NEWS FROM MARK STEYN: McCain and Graham splitting up. Sen. John McCain says he cannot support Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill. Will this lead to divorce?
9/22/17, 1:05pm: Apple Fans Missing For iPhone 8 Release Day. Well, I’m hesitating too.
9/22/17, 12:09pm: Axelrod: I cried when they passed Obamacare. So this is the Jimmy Kimmel inspired Democrat strategy, almost-sob stories all around. Axelreod’s almost-sob story is how in the early 1980s he didn’t have adequate insurance. He struggled to pay out of pocket medicine expenses that sometimes were $1,000 a month while employed by the Chicago Tribune, a major media corporation, at a salary of just $40,000 which sounds pretty low but is $112,882 in today’s dollars. And his employer provided his insurance and it’s very unlikely that it was not paying most, if not all of his insurance premiums. He cried, because with Obamacare others wouldn’t have to suffer like he did. He obviously doesn’t have an Obamacare policy today. If he did, he’d know that the premiums for a family would run $18,000/year or more, with $6,000+ per person deductibles. And there are no subsidies for people making a lot less than what poor David was making. I’m guessing many of these folks have cried since Obamacare passed. What absolute bull.
9/22/17, 11:47am: It’s Shocking How Empty The Stadium Was For Thursday Night Football. DC article reports “more empty seats than fans”. Insult half your audience and, well, don’t be surprised if they stop showing up. And it looks like it was a pretty nice day too.
9/22/17, 11:35am: As flooding continues across Puerto Rico, San Juan begins to pick up after Hurricane Maria. Rush predicts recovery will happen much quicker than the media and public officials think. Puerto Ricans will pull up their pants and get going because they have to. This story suggests he’s right.
9/22/17, 11:23am: Turkish president’s bodyguards pummel protesters again. First in Washington, now in New York, our friend Erdogan. I’m thinking maybe the Kurds deserve our support.
9/22/17, 10:47am: White House begins first in series of meetings to shape climate goals. Trump got off to a good start on this. Let’s hope they don’t get side-tracked into trying to please Congressional “moderates”. There are none on the Democrat side.
9/22/17, 9:49am: Is Kurdistan about to take its first step toward independence? The Kurds don’t appear to be our enemy and have been governing Kurdish Iraq for a long time now. I say give them a shot. I know, it will upset the Turks, but sucking up to Erdogan won’t make a difference in his pursuit of his goals.
9/21/17, 9:40am: Alan Dershowitz: Does the president have the right to expect loyalty from his attorney general? Dershowitz thinks we need a separate Secretary of Justice to advise the president and an independent Attorney General prosecutor. I don’t think that would be advisable and support keeping federal prosecutions under the responsibility of the president who is elected.
9/21/17, 7:50pm: Spain’s civil CRISIS: Police boats BLOCKED by Catalan ports as unrest continues to grow. “Catalan’s President Carles Puigdemnont said: ‘We condemn and reject the anti-democratic and totalitarian actions of the Spanish state.’ A spokesman for the Catalan National Assembly said: ‘They made a big mistake; we wanted to vote and they declared war.’” 10 more days to go before the scheduled vote on independence.Embed from Getty Images
9/21/17, 6:51pm: New York Times Omits Key Details About Identities Of London Bombers. This is the type of news Samantha Power thinks we need. Can’t blame her for wanting it really since it doesn’t highlight her many foreign policy failures.
9/21/17, 5:55pm: DR. ROY TO THE RESCUE AGAIN. Steven Hayward has some observations about the recent paper published by “non-denier” climate scientists recognizing that climate computer models have missed the mark and substantially overstate global warming.
9/21/17, 5:07pm: Mark Steyn points out, correctly, that we are still fighting the last war. It’s not about safe havens in the Hindu Kush anymore, “it’s about ever safer havens in Manchester and Brussels, Paris and Stockholm, Ottawa, Orlando, Sydney…” And, depressingly, he explains why he thinks we are losing.
9/21/17, 5:01pm: California cities sue big oil firms over climate change. The lawsuit alleged that the oil companies “created a public nuisance and asked for funds to finance infrastructure to deal with rising sea levels.” Wait a minute… I thought the seas stop rising when Obama was elected.
9/21/17, 4:45pm: Original Trix, made with artificial colors, is coming back. Probably demanded by pajamas boys across the country.
9/21/17, 4:41pm: Ex-NFL star Hernandez had ‘severe’ CTE brain disease -lawyer. And sometimes a killer is just a killer.
9/21/17, 4:32pm: Allegations of Foreign Election Tampering Have Always Rung Hollow. Victor Davis Hanson put the Russia collusion claims in context with actual examples of past foreign meddling, often solicited by Democrats, into our presidential politics. Bottom line, they’ve never affected who won or lost.
9/21/17, 1:48pm: Christie says he opposes Graham-Cassidy bill. Christie worries that Graham and Cassidy were “tying themselves into knots trying to help the states that didn’t expand.” Why shouldn’t they. Governors like Christie, unable to resist “free” money, should not be rewarded. New Jersey isn’t being shorted by reducing the funds from the amount it’s received in the past and giving it to a more disciplined state that has been paying its own way and didn’t jump for the free money. This was foreseen as a major reason Obamacare includes the free money in the first instance; to make it harder to change later because of people like Christie.
9/21/17, 1:23pm: There is No Proper Mix of Government, Community and Business. Scott Rasmussen explains why a vast, overarching Federal government won’t work. It’s pretty simple, really. Urban areas need and want more government than suburban and rural areas which rely more on community. One size doesn’t fit all.
9/21/17, 12:15pm: States Embracing Obamacare Would Lose $180 Billion Under Senate Bill. Liberals getting worried. Greedy governors (mostly Democrats) who grabbed the money will see their more responsible states (Republican) get a fair share ($73 billion) of the money being doled out. This shouldn’t be a Federal program since it allows the money to be borrowed by the Feds and passed on down to states that have balanced budget requirements.
9/21/17, 12:02pm: Federal employees ordered to attend anti-leaking classes. Let me help, “Keep you mouths shut and never, ever, talk to reporters about work”. Done, everybody back to work.
9/21/17, 12:00pm: House Republicans plan retreat next week to discuss tax plan. I hope they don’t stop at “retreat”, but I’m not holding my breath.
9/21/17, 11:54am: Concern on the left. Time Magazine cover article Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms. I like the cover.
9/21/17, 11:27am: Tyler’s latest, latest at the Daily Wire. IS SPAIN ON THE BRINK? Tensions Mount As Catalan Independence Referendum Draws Near.
9/21/17, 11:01am: Catalonia continues to heat up. To Prevent Rebellion, Spain Docks Cruise Ship Housing 16,000 Riot Police In Barcelona Port.
9/21/17, 10:58am: Tyler’s latest at the Daily Wire. Portland Police Declare Tracking Gang Affiliation Is Racist.
9/21/17, 10:45am: Super-rich ex-presidents and the law that supports them. Agree with Tammy Bruce that Sen. Joni Ernst’s bill limiting post-presidency office and other allowances is a start, but doesn’t go nearly far enough. The President isn’t royalty and shouldn’t be able to live the rest of his or her life at taxpayer expense. Current ex-Presidents Obama and Bush are getting $1,000,000 plus annually in expense and pension payments. The presidency, congress and nearly all other political offices are, and are seen as, a way to a pot of gold at the end of the day. It’s a large part of why we have the awful professional politicians we have today.
9/21/17, 10:30am: Samantha Power sought to unmask Americans on almost daily basis, sources say. This was in the final year of the Obama Administration. Many came after the election and some the week Trump assumed office. From earlier reports it appears it doesn’t take much to “justify” unmasking. But this is ridiculous. Congress, then the courts need to get to the bottom of this and fix it.
9/20/17, 9:21pm: Are the glaciers in Glacier National Park growing? Al Gore howl, “Nooooooooo”. And, Leonardo is going to want his eco-grants back.
9/20/17, 9:13pm: Polly wants a cracker, and a box of Whole Foods goodies. Pet parrot uses voice-controlled gadget to place order with Amazon. Going to have to increase Buddy’s allowance.
9/20/17, 9:08pm: All Power Out as Hurricane Maria’s Winds, Floods Crush Puerto Rico. Mayor of San Juan, “We’re looking at four to six months without electricity”.
9/20/17, 5:53pm: Paul Mirengoff at Powerline, Pseudo-Moderate Dems Toe Party Line On DOJ Nominations. He is 100% correct, there are no real “moderates” in the Senate. My Senator, Mark Warner is always referred to as a moderate and always, always, always vote straight down the line. Claims to be smart, but led by the nose by Reid and now Schumer.
9/20/17, 5:41pm: Sheryl Attkisson, It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me. Attkisson points out that “U.S. intelligence agencies secretly surveilled at least half a dozen former Trump advisers and associates. And those are just the ones we know about”. She adds, “It’s difficult not to see patterns in the government’s behavior, unless you’re wearing blinders.”
9/20/17, 4:34pm: Weiner convinced teen to strip, fondle herself on Skype: feds. This according to a filing by the prosecutors for his sentencing hearing. And he knew she was only 15 years old. And Huma wants leniency because she’s worried about their son. Good grief.
9/20/17, 4:27pm: London Tube Bomber Was Part of ‘Deradicalization’ Program. Always, always, always trust the experts in government, they know better than you.
9/20/17, 4:22pm: Why Obama Really Spied On Trump. To protect themselves and their Dear Leader. Still suspicious that the Trump Dossier and FISA warrants are a case of “parallel construction”.
9/20/17, 4:17pm: Ok, I bet you thought this was about Hillary too. Here’s 13 Things That Make People Dislike You Immediately, According to Science.
9/20/17, 4:11pm: Angry protests in Barcelona as Catalan referendum crisis deepens. Everyone should keep an eye on this one. I hear “Si!” signs are everywhere in Barcelona.
9/20/17, 3:58pm: More developments in Spain: “We Are In A State Of Siege”: Spanish Police Arrest Top Catalan Officials In Referendum Raids. Independence referendum still set for October 1.
9/20/17, 11:17am: Tyler’s latest at Daily Wire. WATCH: Democratic Senator Blames Russia For Pelosi’s Disastrous Community Event.
9/20/17, 11:07am: Jimmy Kimmel Rips Into GOP Health Bill for Failing ‘Kimmel Test’. The fact this is news is a good illustration of what’s wrong with politics today. Ben Shapiro, whose daughter had heart problems and was operated on by the same doctor as Kimmel’s son, has a very different take: Jimmy Kimmel Has No Moral Authority On Health Care Just Because His Son Had Heart Surgery. Here’s Why.
9/20/17, 11:02am: Michael Bloomberg: Stronger Global Relations Require Business Leadership. You mean like Trump? Oops. I think this is a recommendation for someone like…Michael Bloomberg. Surprise.
9/20/17, 10:30am: Manafort Calls On DOJ To Release His Intercepted Communications With Foreigners. Trump should de-classify all of the intercepts and let everyone see what the hubbub is all about.
9/20/17, 10:24am: Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups. This is surprising, wait… FLASHBACK: EPA Causes Toxic Spill Into Colorado River.
9/20/17, 10:15am: On the other hand, this is somewhat encouraging. Tunisian women free to marry non-Muslims. Tunisia is an outlier in this, a bit of a one-off in the Muslim world.
9/20/17, 10:05am: Brussels exhibit tackles Islam in city scarred by terror. “’We want to make clear to Europeans that Islam is part of European civilization and that it isn’t a recent import but has roots going back 13 centuries,’ said Isabelle Benoit, a historian with Tempora, the organization that designed the exhibition.” Well, this should fix everything. Unless,.. there is disappointment about this and it’s considered unfinished business amongst Islamist groups.
9/19/17, 11:41pm: Backlash throws last-ditch Obamacare repeal effort into doubt. Republican Governors addicted to spending borrowed Federal money worry that block grants might not last; and they can’t deficit spend like the Federal Government can.
9/19/17, 5:05pm: 7.1 magnitude quake kills 44 as buildings collapse in Mexico. Seems like this has been happening more lately; don’t think it has anything to do with September 23 though.
9/19/17, 3:47pm: Samantha Power: Why Foreign Propaganda Is More Dangerous Now. She thinks it’s more dangerous now because we don’t get our news from “mediated platforms” anymore; we need honest brokers like Dan Rather to tell us (and create if need be) what is the real news. I don’t agree that we plebes cannot figure out what is true and what is not true on the internet. We’ve learned to glean real news from fake news because people like Power, Rice, Clapper, etc., repeatedly lied to us for political purposes and we’ve adapted.
9/19/17, 3:37pm: We Didn’t Normalize Trump. We Normalized the Left’s Violence. Megan McArdle writes, “the process of not normalizing Trump has instead normalized a lot of other things, bad ones. Like public disorder. Like persistent, pervasive anxiety that often looks like mass hysteria.” Agreed.
9/19/17, 2:14pm: At the U.N., Trump: ‘The Problem In Venezuela Is Not That Socialism Has Been Poorly Implemented’ But ‘Faithfully Implemented’ Washington Free Beacon quotes John Bolton, “I think it’s safe to say, in the entire history of the United Nations, there has never been a more straightforward criticism of the behavior, the unacceptable behavior of other member states”.
9/19/17, 1:58pm: Finland Welfare State Has Massive Baby Problem. It’s not just Finland. All of Europe has a massive lack of baby problem. It’s why Germany welcomed workers from Turkey. Ben Wattenberg wrote Fewer: How the New Demography of Depopulation Will Shape Our Future, a very interesting book about this problem in 2004. It’s not that politicians don’t know about this, they just keeping kicking it down the road.
9/19/17, 11:51am: Another Major Study Confirms The IPCC’s Climate Models Were Wrong. Remember, the climate change “crises” is all based on these models which don’t jive with actual data. Climate change “deniers” have been pointing out these problems for a long time now and, as the article notes, proponents have been looking for errors in the data rather than the models. Expect calls from progressives to prosecute the study authors.
9/19/17, 11:19am: Study Shows Student Debt Delays Home Buying By Seven Years. This is what happens when colleges give money to 18 year olds who can just click “accept” and get a loan. But then, how else are you going to pay for the fabulous recreation centers and Maine Lobster dinners in dining halls.
9/19/17, 10:59am: New study finds that type of diet for weight loss may depend on your gut bacteria. Finds half will lose weight if diet is higher in fruit, vegetable, fibers and whole grains. For other half, they won’t benefit from changing to such a diet.
9/19/17, 8:47am: To no one’s surprise McCain Holds Out as GOP Wages Last-Gasp Push to Repeal Obamacare. And, of course, “Collins ‘has a number of concerns’ about the new proposal…”
9/19/17, 8:43am: Equifax hacked 5 months before major data breach. Bloomberg reports that the hacking episode in March 2017 involved the same intruders.
9/19/17, 8:35am: It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! Aarrrgh, matey. 15 years and counting.
9/18/17, 10:51pm: Young immigrants shout down Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. Progressives eat their own. Democrats will probably start calling them “illegal aliens” again soon.
9/18/17, 10:40pm: Much to the disappointment of democrats and other progressives, “over 95 percent of the 7.8 million homes and businesses knocked out by Hurricane Irma have had their power restored, leaving only 371,000 customers still without electricity.” Darn good work.
9/18/17, 9:10pm: Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman. So Trump was literally and not just metaphorically right. It was before and after the election through FISA warrants. This doesn’t include unmasking. And just a reminder, NSA data has been abused in a practice called “parallel construction” where NSA provided information is laundered with evidence turned up using NSA information which is then used to obtain warrants pretending the information was independently discovered.
9/18/17, 5:36pm: Obama Goes Full Clinton Foundation With Series Of $400,000 Wall Street Speeches. You always knew this was coming. ZeroHedge has some snippets, but it worth reading the Bloomberg piece it’s based on. I hope this doesn’t mean Michelle is going to be New York’s next senator.
9/18/17, 5:01pm: And speaking of Federal Government spending. Justin Amash on Government Spending: ‘It’s Looking as Bad as Any Time I’ve Seen Since I’ve Been in Congress’.
9/18/17, 4:48pm: Senate Republicans near votes to replace Obamacare with state block grants. Not a fan of block grants to states. Most states have constitutional balanced budget requirements, so can’t deficit spend. Block grants let the Fed Govt. deficit spend and pass the money down to the states allowing states to indirectly borrow the money they get in block grants. Our kids are still on the hook, I’m sure they’ll thank us later.
9/18/17, 4:36pm: Hillary Clinton’s Legacy Is Huge and Lasting. “Far from being a historical footnote, she’s a pathbreaking pioneer.” A bit of a different take on Hillary’s new book. Check out Water Still Wet on Daily Wire for everyone else’s take on the book.
9/18/17, 4:33pm: John Podesta meets Senate investigators involved in Russia probe. Doesn’t say he was there to give sworn testimony, so I guess like all other Clinton pals he just stopped by for a chat.
9/18/17, 4:27pm: Clinton won’t rule out challenging legitimacy of 2016 election. “I don’t know if there’s any legal constitutional way to do that. I think you can raise questions,” Clinton told NPR’s Terry Gross during an extended interview on “Fresh Air,…” Fresh air, haha. You have to wonder what planet she lives on.
9/18/17, 1:59pm: Swiss Probe Cash Flushed Down Toilets Including at UBS Branch. Police should contact the European Parliament, probably in the job description for members.
9/18/17, 12:48pm: What happens when Navy ships collide under your command; you get fired. Admiral, Captain Removed in Ongoing Investigations into USS John S. McCain, USS Fitzgerald Collisions;, Head of Surface Forces Puts in Early Retirement Request.What happens in the regular civil service, nothing.
9/18/17, 12:35pm: Washington Post whitewashes Awan investigation, prints democrat talking points and quotes from Awan’s lawyers. It’s all just a misunderstanding. Kinder and gentler investigative reporting, or, prepping the battlefield for when the Awans flip for immunity?
9/18/17, 9:34am: Washington Post columnist thinks Trump is actually killing him…
9/17/17, 9:28pm: Trump vs. Psychiatrists: Who’s Crazier? Trick question, it’s the Media.
9/17/17, 9:13pm: Pension Storm Coming: “This Will Become One Of The Most Heated Battles Of My Lifetime” John Mauldin has been writing about this for a while. If this was Game of Thrones, he’d be saying “Winter is Coming”. Hard to say it’s not.
9/17/17, 4:18pm: Trump to campaign in Alabama for Strange. This looks like a sop for McConnell who strongly support Strange over Moore; not sure what Trump got in exchange though.
9/17/17, 4:12pm: Tillerson heads to U.N. gathering with Haley waiting in the wings. She’s been very good so far at the U.N., much better than expected. She’s a strong candidate to replace Tillerson.
9/17/17, 4:05pm: As McCaskill touts record on seniors, donor and family friend runs troubled nursing homes. McCaskill’s been returning contributions prepping for re-election run, but not from DeStefane who has been a major contributor for years. But this is equal opportunity pay to play: “DeStefane contributed more than $80,000 to both Democrats and Republicans running in Missouri last year. Democrat Chris Koster got $30,000 from DeStefane in 2016 for his gubernatorial bid. After Koster lost, DeStefane dropped $25,000 into the campaign coffers of the Republican winner, Eric Greitens, a month after Election Day.” It really is time to clean house.
9/17/17, 3:50pm: Universities (shockingly) and school districts (shockingly) and state and local governments and agencies (shockingly, yet again) are suing public records requesters. SLAP suits by government against its citizens. Probably because they really, really believe in transparency.
9/17/17, 2:21pm: Paul Schrader says the human race won’t make it out of this century alive. Why does he think that? Not nuclear holocaust, not EMP, not giant asteroids and not World War III… We’re doomed because of global warming of course!
9/17/17, 1:02pm: Sigh. Tillerson says U.S. could stay in Paris climate accord “under the right conditions”. Is Tillerson’s shop the source of the WSJ report? Or is it Cohn? So many possibilities. Let’s hope this is a poison pill.
9/17/17, 12:55pm: Holding federal institutions accountable becoming harder. You probably thought this was about Obama administration stone-walling by the IRS, State Department, DOJ,… But, it’s an AP story so it’s about Trump.
9/17/17, 12:33pm: Swedish ‘man-free’ festival comes under fire from transgender groups. “…faced with questions over how it will enforce the unusual policy”. I’m guessing not a lot of men are going to be interested, so probably won’t be a problem.
9/17/17, 12:19pm: Wow… Trump was dead-on. Scotland Yard DID have these “loser” terrorists in their cross-hairs. Another known wolf?
9/17/17, 11:55am: Playboy Enterprises CCO, Cooper Hefner, calls the edition of Playboy magazine that featured Donald Trump on the cover a “personal embarrassment”. Yeahhh… because that’s by far the most embarrassing part of running a pornographic rag.
9/17/17, 11:29am: The hottest food trend in NYC? “Controlled-rot” steaks. An aging of 35-65 days is typical for ribeye and other cuts of beef. These chefs are walking a fine line, ageing their steaks as long as 180 days.
9/17/17, 9:55am: American tourists attacked with acid in Marseilles. Four young Americans sprayed, two taken to the hospital for burns.
9/17/17, 9:49am: Helping you plan your Sunday night TV viewing, what not to watch: The Emmy Awards Show hosted by Stephen Colbert.
9/17/17, 9:40am: Who says science isn’t useful. Why is it so hard to swat a fly? Spoiler, they see in slow motion.
9/16/17, 7:27pm: Report: Standing Up to Pee Gives Boys an Unfair Advantage in Physics. Yes, “Playful” peeing give boys an intuitive advantage. When I took physics, there was only 1 girl in my class of 25. So I didn’t notice the advantage or my peeing privilege. And no, it wasn’t because they weren’t allowed to take STEM classes, just didn’t seem to want to.
9/16/17, 4:51pm: Catalan mayors defy Spanish courts ahead of independence vote. Central government threats don’t seem to be working; 740 of 948 municipal leaders will allow municipal spaces to be used for voting. Planned referendum vote on independence is set for October 1.
9/16/17, 3:05pm: If they pass an amnesty, party elites will have no one left to lie to. “If the GOP accepts Obama’s DACA amnesty, the party’s elite may think they are stepping over a small and inconvenient stream blocking their progress — but in fact they will be crossing the Rubicon without the support of many of their voters.” Agreed.
9/16/17, 1:40pm: Tyler’s latest Water Still Wet: Hillary Clinton Book Tour Edition at the Daily Wire. Goes well with Washington Free Beacon’s I would have won… montage video.
9/16/17, 1:20pm: Equifax two top technology executives leave company ‘effective immediately’. Of course, the data breach occurred 8 weeks ago, which suggests they need to move a bit higher up the ladder to fix this problem.
9/16/17, 1:00pm: St. Louis braces for more protests over cop’s acquittal. The always reliable AP starts the story with “Hundreds of people…marched for hours in the mostly peaceful demonstrations, until a broken window at the mayor’s home and escalating tensions led riot police to lob tear gas to disperse the crowds.” No mention of 9 injured police officers. St. Louis Post-Dispatch describes the “broken window” a bit differently: “About 1,000 protesters surrounded the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson in the Central West End late Friday, breaking at least two windows and throwing red paint at the brick house before some 200 police in riot gear moved in to break it up.” But the AP minimized version will be picked up and run in most newspapers and their web sites around the country.
9/16/17, 12:50pm: Authorities and MSM are always very reluctant to identify arrested terrorist, always afraid to trigger another bout of Islamophobia, which never really materializes. This is the other reason: The Latest: Too early to say if police knew London suspect. It might not be another case of known wolf terrorist attack, but it’s best to wait to disclose this information, hopefully until after the press and public have moved on.
9/16/17, 12:35pm: BUMPED: Teen Wanted For Deportation Is Accused Of California Killing. Are we still highlighting all of the wonderful DACA kids? Oh, and he was in jail until the San Francisco sheriff’s department let him go ignoring an ICE detainer request. UPDATED: In case you’re wondering how it is that SF sheriff just ignores ICE detainer request. Judge Blocks Trump on Threat to Punish Sanctuary Cities.
9/16/17, 11:37am: Evergreen settles their lawsuit for $500,000.00. Weinstein and his wife, Heather Heying, both resigned as a condition of the settlement.
9/16/17, 10:45am: Powerline Blog’s Week In Pictures: Always a good time.
9/16/17, 10:32am: The Trump-Clinton Merger. Interesting how much they have in common.
9/16/17, 10:28am: Counter protestors began their march by chanting, “the cops and the klan go hand in hand”. Classy… and all the while being protected by the very people they’re demonizing.
9/15/17, 5:08pm: Politico is worried that Trump is lonely. The title The Loneliest President pretty much sums up the entire article which isn’t worth spending time on. Hah, all about Trump being lonely and it doesn’t even mention Melania.
9/15/17, 4:35pm: Teen Wanted For Deportation Is Accused Of California Killing. Are we still highlighting all of the wonderful DACA kids? Oh, and he was in jail until the San Francisco sheriff’s department let him go ignoring an ICE detainer request.
9/15/17, 4:24pm: McClatchy hopes that Trump’s turn to Democrats sidelines House Freedom Caucus. Not unless Ryan folds. I’m not taking any bets on Ryan though.
9/15/17, 4:05pm: AP grudgingly covers Florida recovery from Irma, focusing on the negative with no mention of when electric power would be restored. Florida Power and Light notes it’s making good progress, with all customers in east coast service area expected to have power by end of day Sept. 17, and all but worst hit west coast customers by end of day Sept. 22.
9/15/17, 2:51pm: Mind-Altering Cat Parasites Just Got Linked to a Whole Lot of Neurological Disorders,“including epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s, and also cancer.” Why I’m a dog person…I always suspected cats were out to get us.
9/15/17, 2:30pm: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up in the skies over Saturn. The end of a very productive trip. It was launched in 1997, before NASA decided climate change and diversity were its main mission.
9/15/17, 2:10pm: White cop acquitted. Found not guilty in the death of a black man shot to death during high-speed chase. Businesses boarding up windows and closing early. Looks like they’re expecting a hurricane in St. Louis.
9/15/17, 2:01pm: Spain passes measures to control Catalan finances ahead of independence vote. This is something to keep an eye on; it could get very interesting if Spain continues heavy-handed approach.
9/15/17, 11:29am: Laureate CEO Who Paid Bill Clinton $17M For Part-Time Work Steps Down. Bill was appointed Laureate International Universities’ honorary chancellor. This is what happens when your very expensive White House all-access pass turns out to be a knock-off and is taken away before you get in the front door?
9/15/17, 11:15am: Facebook Enabled advertisers to Reach ‘Jew Haters’. Selling ads to Russians and now this. Wonder if the Russians asked for this when placing their ads during the last election?
9/15/17, 11:10am: Judicial Watch: New Clinton Emails Uncovered, Reveal Additional Mishandling of Classified Information. Looking more and more like Comey just gave Hillary a pass. Anyone know what page this is on in Hillary’s new book?
9/15/17, 11:04am: Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 Americans Can’t Name Any First Amendment Rights. “In addition, the survey found that 33 percent of those polled were unable to name one of the three branches of the U.S. government, such as legislative, executive and judicial.” Not much return for our taxpayer bucks dumped into the Department of Education since it was created by Jimmy Carter in 1979.
9/15/17, 8:51am: Harvard withdraws Chelsea Manning’s visiting professor position. Comes after former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell resigned his position as a senior fellow and current CIA Director Pompeo canceled a planned speech there. Glad to see others were as embarrassed as we were here at ptpundit.com.
9/15/17, 8:41am: ABC News wants to know Can this doctor become the 1st Muslim governor in US history? Moderate Muslims in politics should not be a problem, but all should be asked if they agree with Turkey President Erdogan’s statement “Democracy is like a train, you get off once you have reached your destination”. In Erdogan’s case, the destination is dictatorship and an Islamist Turkey. Really not for that here in the U.S.
9/15/17, 8:10am: Firebomb on London subway. Witnesses described flames and a “fireball”. 22 hospitalized, massive manhunt under way.
9/15/17, 8:02am: Canada now investigates “climate denial”. A Canadian agency spent 14 months investigating complaints against 3 groups that aren’t on board the climate change train. As Mark Steyn says, the process is the punishment. Criminal prosecution of “climate deniers” has plenty of support in the U.S. too. Let’s hope we don’t go there.
9/14/17, 10:09pm: Manhattan D.A. Aims to Stop Prosecuting Subway-Fare Evaders. I guess young Vance Jr. isn’t familiar with broken windows policing. Dropped pretty far, pretty fast from when Rudy came in and made N.Y. Great Again.
9/14/17, 8:02pm: Planned Parenthood to receive formerly prestigious Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award. Per NRO, 86 previous recipients received Nobel Prizes. But so did Obama, Gore, Carter, Arafat,… So maybe the Nobel Prizes aren’t what they used to be either.
9/14/17, 7:19pm: Kim launches another one. Where’s Jimmy Carter when we need him.
9/14/17, 5:47pm: Trump administration backs bill to halt aid to Palestinians. This is a start. According to Sen. Graham, the Palestinian Authority has paid $144 million in “martyr payments” over the years. In case anyone wonders, martyr are Palestinian terrorists who kill Israelis; men, women, children, babies,… they all count and the PA rewards it.
9/14/17, 2:40pm: Spain threatens to arrest over 700 Catalan pro-referendum mayors. Judging from the photo, they’re going to needed a bigger paddy wagon if they do.
9/14/17, 2:37pm: Sally Quinn, D.C. socialite and wife of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, thinks her spells may have killed people. Anyone ask Christine O’Donnell what she thinks about this?
9/14/17, 2:25pm: The Anti-Israel Voices in the Trump Administration Need to Go. Now. There is a lot of smoke around General McMaster on this. Trump may need a different National Security Advisor. UPDATE: From Powerline, this could be Fake News About H.R. McMaster.
9/14/17, 2:05pm: GW Hospital says helipad needed to save lives, but some Foggy Bottom residents are furious. Currently, emergency trauma patients need to be dropped off on Nationals’ Park and then driven across town to GWU Hospital. Who would oppose this live saving measure? Hint: they didn’t vote for Trump and they aren’t poor. UPDATE: This is the hospital the helicopter takes you to if you can’t handle rush hour traffic on your way to the trauma center.
9/14/17, 1:46pm: Likely Fake News from Politico. FBI reveals broader use of grand jury subpoenas in Clinton email probe. Doesn’t give any details about subpoenas, just quotes from a FBI agent’s declaration filed in court that “the FBI sought additional legal process, to include grand jury subpoenas, in order to obtain additional e-mails relevant to the FBI’s investigation.” Weasel words here are “to include”.
9/14/17, 10:40am: Uh Oh, Now Media Pundits Are Praising Trump. Joe and Mika. I’m thinking this is Democrat strategy to discredit Trump.
9/14/17, 10:29am: Washington Post headline from website home page: Rat city: D.C. rodent problem reaches record levels. Another confusing headline, most probably think this is about politics. Different title when you click on the link from home page.
9/14/17, 10:23am: Berkeley prepares for Ben Shapiro speech with pepper spray, concrete barriers and lots of police. When I first saw this, I thought it was about how Berkeley officials campus police planned to meet Ben and folks coming to hear him speak.
9/14/17, 10:14am: Poll: 93 percent of Mexicans have ‘no confidence’ in Trump. Shocking, but wait…this is a poll of Mexicans in Mexico. Article notes Obama was much more popular in Mexico. Wonder why?
9/14/17, 10:05am: National Park Service Gives UC Berkeley $100,000 To ‘Honor The Legacy’ Of Violent Black Panther Party. Maybe they will erect some statues of heroic Black Panther Party leaders. Our tax dollars at work.
9/14/17, 9:46am: Approximately 5,000 bikes apparently abandoned at “leave no trace” Burning Man. No surprise here. Probably thought the desert was their natural habitat. Photos show trucks taking trailer loads away; if Dems were still in charge, next step would be listing as endangered species and require they be brought back to the desert.
9/14/17, 9:34am: Members of UK Parliament accuse Amazon of profiteering from VAT fraud. Surprised this was in the Daily Mail and not Bezo’s Washington Post. Facebook selling ads to Russia, and now this. It’s like the think rules are for the little people.
9/14/17, 8:17am: North Korea’s been elbowed out of the news a bit lately. Fortunately, Jimmy Carter, who negotiated the Clinton deal that brought us to where are today is here. ZeroHedge summarizes: Carter – “I Know What North Korea Wants” Well, I think we all know what North Korea wants.
9/14/17, 8:08am: A prediction about who will pay for tax reform: Why you’ll pay for Trump’s tax cuts. If Trump continues to dance with democrats, it’s probably right.
9/14/17, 7:08am: UPDATE: Trump denies deal; White House excluding wall not agreed.
9/13/17, 10:41pm: Democrats say they have a deal with Trump on young immigrants. Pretty sure Ryan and McConnel and Republican establishment pleased with result, but bummed they missed out on a free dinner. Since this will be bi-partisan and Ryan is feckless, the House Freedom Caucus will not be able to stop it. Sure glad we elected Trump and not Bush or Rubio.
9/13/17, 9:09pm: Drudge Report: “Trump Deals Over Dinner”. The Washington Post reports “Democrats cautious but encouraged by Trump’s outreach”. Who do you think is picking up the tab for dinner? Wish that Republicans were in charge of Congress.
9/13/17, 9:01pm: Luke Rosiak at Daily Caller continues to dig into the activities of former House democrat IT staffer, Imran Awan. Looks like little birds might be singing and information is coming at a faster pace now. Wondering if Wasserman Schultz is sleeping soundly these days.
9/13/17, 8:55pm: CNN forwards leaked information about why Rice unmasked Trump officials. Apparently it’s because the Crown Prince of the UAE came to New York and didn’t give the Obama administration a heads-up about the visit. So, we now know that it’s a very, very low hurdle to unmask Americans caught up in “incidental” surveillance. According to DNC mouthpiece CNN, it’s a “practice officials in both parties say is common”.
9/13/17, 8:43pm: At Least 11 Mayors Accused Of Child Sex-Related Crimes Since 2016. For some reason political affiliations are not mentioned in linked articles. Also, for some reason Law & Order missed these true-life crimes.
9/13/17, 5:51pm: Kevin Kosar at American Spectator writes about Pennsylvania’s state liquor stores and explains why excessive prices/profits are just disguised taxes. Virginia does the same thing and it’s especially perverse to pay tax on the state’s “profits”. In Northern Virginia we’re special so we get to pay extra sales taxes on our liquor.
9/13/17, 5:42pm: Amazon has been accused of doctoring book reviews before. ZeroHedge shows what it looks like for Hillary’s new book. Something to remember the next time you shop for a book on Amazon.
9/13/17, 4:51pm: Blood-sucking tick carrying killer disease sparks panic after it VANISHES at press conference warning of its dangers. No, it’s not about politicians, just about government trying to be helpful.
9/13/17, 4:48pm: Pelosi: Republicans Want To Put DREAMers in Concentration Camps. If I recall, the last President who did this was a democrat.
9/13/17, 3:32pm: Former Pvt. Manning to join Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this fall as visiting fellow. Makes it kind of embarrassing to be a visiting fellow…or Harvard graduate.
9/13/17, 3:25pm: Ryan: Deporting young immigrants not in nation’s interest. Two points, 1. this is only new to Associated Press, and 2. it shows Ryan isn’t totally opposed to Trump, only when it counts.
9/13/17, 3:15pm: Man shouting Allah Akbar attacks seven people in Toulouse. “A former psychiatric patient…” Aren’t they all. We may never know the motive for the attack.
9/13/17, 12:58pm: Facebook to clamp down on who can cash in on ads. “Community Standards”. This is concerning because we’re pretty sure those words don’t mean the same to progressives and deplorables. Maybe they should start with not accepting political ads from foreigners…Oh, but that would be Facebook’s ad cash.
9/13/17, 12:49pm: Survey: 4 in 10 Americans Still Sleep With Teddy Bear. That’s 40% for those who don’t do math. Pretty sure we all know who they voted for in last election, but don’t know if she sleeps with a teddy bear herself.
9/13/17, 12:44pm: Well, it’s very, very early still. But as Virginians, we consider this good news. New Zogby Poll: McAuliffe dead last.
9/13/17, 12:37pm: With the 16th anniversary of 9/11 just past and renewal of legislation permitting vast collection of all American’s emails, text messages, phone calls (at least digital VOIP), and browsing history, it’s useful to consider that most if not all terrorist attacks in the U.S. have been by “known wolves”. Patrick Poole at PJ Media gives a good review.
9/13/17, 12:22pm: After postponing the vote in early August to drum up some artificial turf support from CASA Maryland and others, College Park approves allowing illegal immigrants to vote in town elections. And no, it’s not limited to legal immigrants. How can anyone think this is a good idea? Tyler’s earlier article about this disturbing trend, especially prevalent in Maryland.
9/13/17, 9:19am: Sanders will introduce universal health care, backed by 15 democrats. The Washington Post article doesn’t tell who the 15 other senators are; guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
9/13/17, 8:24am: Cord Cutting: 22 Million U.S. Adults to Cancel Cable, Satellite TV in 2017. Did this almost a year ago. It changes how you watch TV. No longer turn it on to see what’s on. Instead, you decide what you want to watch and turn on just for that.
9/12/17, 10:34pm: Are you as embarrassed as I am listening to all the audio bits of Hillary narrating her book? Still, it has a train wreck quality to it. On the other hand, it will probably get her a Grammy.
9/12/17, 10:30pm: Portland scraps gang member database ending 20 year project. Because it’s racist… the program will end and the data will be purged. I’m sure everyone in Portland feels better already.
9/12/17, 8:59pm: House Approves Amendments to Block Sessions’ Asset Forfeiture Directive. Justin Amish has been a leader on this. Let’s hope this makes it to the President’s desk and gets signed.
9/12/17, 8:28pm: Supreme Court sides with Trump administration staying 9th Circuit’s ruling on scope of Trump’s travel ban. The Hawaii Federal Court judge deserves rebuke, and that is almost always true for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals too.
9/12/17, 6:47pm: “Senate Intel slips sentence into bill that could lead to spying on US citizens”. I’m pretty sure it was supposed to say “more” spying on US citizens. Trump has been a disappointment in this area.
9/12/17, 6:41pm: Is Paul Ryan blocking a vote on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act? He says he’s in favor of it, but with 210 co-sponsors in Congress, you have to wonder why a vote hasn’t been scheduled.
9/12/17, 6:29pm: Insurers make their pitch on how to rescue the health-care system. I’ll summarize: Hand over your wallets and keep your mouths shut. As noted on by Stephen Green at Instapundit, it’s funny how the Washington Post refers to fixing the “health-care system”, not “Obamacare”.
9/12/17, 6:24pm: The more you learn about the Equifax data breach, the more disturbing it is. I especially like the list of Equifax’s political contributions. Disgusting to think it will probably pay off now.
9/12/17, 5:04pm: Apple Shares Lose Ground After Product Rollout. As ZeroHedge notes, maybe its because the new Face Unlock demonstration failed on first phone requiring presenter to go to backup phone. I’m sure they’ll have it ironed out before the phones ship in November. Wait, what….not until November.
9/12/17, 4:54pm: Reason.com discovers Hillary identifies with Cersei Lannister. Of course, our founder already announced that July 10 at Daily Wire.
9/12/17, 4:47pm: Hurricane Imran headed Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s way?
9/12/17, 12:40pm: Poll: More Americans Have a Gun in Home Than Ever Not surprising and not a concern. Many decent people in Caribbean probably wish this was a story about them.
9/12/17, 10:44am: Life is so hard for “special” college kids. Is there no relief from the stresses of 1st world prosperity?!
9/12/17, 9:47am: “Democratic 2020 Candidates All Move To Embrace Bernie’s Medicare-For-All” Of course, single payer was always the plan. As Obama once said “that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately.”
9/12/17, 9:40am: The European left: unfit to govern A race to the bottom in European foreign affairs. Progressives not any better here domestically or in foreign affairs.
9/12/17, 8:34am: Virtue signaling Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced this completely pointless resolution, which passed the Senate with unanimous support yesterday. If a resolution receives unanimous support, everyone already agrees on the message, no further action required. Congress, as usual, comes late to the party, passing joint resolutions condemning those who obviously should be, and have been condemned. Will they ever start passing meaningful legislation?
9/11/17, 9:08pm: Restoration Hardware cancels Google search word ads based on 3,200 words when it discovers 98% of business was generated by just 22 words. The words “Restoration Hardware” and 21 different ways to misspell it.
9/11/17, 8:24pm: Why I drink bourbon. “IPAs are Giving You Man Boobs“
9/11/17, 8:13pm: Richard Branson chose to experience Hurricane Irma on Necker, his private island in the BVI. From the earlier photo on his twitter, it looks like he thought it was going to be fun adventure, safe in his best-that-money-can-buy compound. Looks like he has a bit more respect for mother nature now.
9/11/17, 5:07pm: National debt tops $20 Trillion, thanks to a ONE DAY addition of more than $317 billion.
9/11/17, 5:03pm: Megan McArdle explains why Silicon Valley loves big government (but not regulation of their businesses) and taxes for all. Not sure she’s entirely right in terms of emphasis on the nature of Silicon Valley’s business. I think there is guilt at grossly excessive profits and riches and self-annointed grandness is how it is justified; same as in Hollywood.
9/11/17, 3:43pm: Deep into politically correct anti-Islamaphobia and a waxing anti-semitism, Germany is willing to allow the Palestinian Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) to campaign as a political party. This should be very disturbing to everyone. ZeroHedge has more on the PFLP.
9/11/17, 2:46pm: The Daily Wire is reporting more “peaceful” protests from the left and Antifa.
9/11/17, 11:51am: I think the memory of 9/11 has dimmed and we need to remember. Glenn Reynolds remembers and links back to a reminder Esquire gave us last year: “The Falling Man”. He and scores of others weren’t falling, they jumped.
9/11/17, 11:42am: Photographer explains how CBS made Bannon look bad. Remember when they gave Obama a halo? Happened more than once.
9/11/17, 11:16am: “Your Next Phone Will Probably Cost You $1,000”. Prediction: people are going to start re-thinking how badly they really need these. I bought my first iPhone 10 years ago, need a new one and I’m balking now.
9/11/17, 11:02am: “Saudi government allegedly funded ‘dry run’ for 9/11”. Allegations in lawsuit pending in Federal Court in New York. If true, WOW.
9/11/17, 10:57am: Clinton So Confident of Victory She Bought Second Home in Chappaqua to Accommodate White House Staff. Good for a morning laugh. Boy did the country dodge a bullet.
9/11/17, 10:00am: The evils of “blue-slip” judicial vetoes
9/11/17, 9:51am: Magic mushrooms to enter clinical trials for depression. Could give this California initiative the push it needs to make it to the ballot. More on that HERE…
9/11/17, 9:29am: Don’t quit your day job George. Your political hot-takes are less than stellar.
9/11/17, 9:17am: AG Sessions considers polygraphs for entire National Security Council staff in an effort to expose leakers. Glad he’s taking it seriously, but maybe he could start by ousting Obama holdovers
9/11/17, 9:08am: Good for a morning laugh: Donald Trump Jr. owns slovenly hack Michael Moore on Twitter…
9/11/17, 8:56am: Dallas gunman kills 7 at Cowboys watch-party
9/10/17, 6:00pm: Looters in Lauderdale. Must be democrats following advice of Rahm Emanuel “You never want a serious crises go to waste…”
9/10/17, 5:57pm: Darwin Award, hurricane Irma edition.
9/10/17, 5:45pm: The Washington Post reviews the sorry crowd of potential democrat candidates for President 2020. Steve Hayward at Powerline sums it up: “surveying the list one wonders whether the Post confused the office of President of the United States with president of the AARP”.
9/10/17, 1:45pm: Miami streets are flooded and Irma is on the other coast. Lots of pics on Zerohedge.
9/10/17, 12:16pm: The new Graham, Flake, Schumer, and Durbin (where’s McCain?) Dreamer Act is supposed to exclude criminal DACA dreamers. But as Byron York points out, the exceptions included in the act nearly swallow the exclusion.
9/10/17, 12:07pm: Type 2 diabetes warning: Too much red meat and poultry can increase risk. Really, is there anything that doesn’t increase Type 2 diabetes risk? I’m going with “Nine in 10 patients are overweight or obese”, found near the end of the article.
9/10/17, 9:05am: China joins UK and France to phase out combustion cars. Sounds swell, but it’s a bit more complicated than that.
9/10/17, 8:01am: Drill baby drill. Trump administration reviewing oil exploration on the Eastern seaboard.
9/10/17, 7:55am: In case you’ve been camping in the mountains in Wyoming for the last 10 days and just now got a cell signal. Hurricane Irma
9/10/17, 7:50am: San Francisco official pushes robot tax to battle automation. This is what comes next when you decide government knows best how much people should be paid. How do you suppose they will classify self-driving cars?
9/9/17, 8:52pm: Innovation and automation always creates new, different jobs. We’d be even better off if automation advancement was allowed to happen naturally though, as opposed to companies being forced to turn to machines out of necessity by politicians arbitrarily regulating their labor costs.
9/9/17, 7:07pm: Anyone want to get in on an over/under on how long it takes Sharpton to play the race card here? His daughter was just arrested for attacking a cabbie.
9/9/17, 7:01pm: Talk about having a bad year… Eric Bolling’s son found dead at 19. Our thoughts are with the family.
9/9/17, 5:11pm: The citizens are revolting. Catalonia appears serious about independence from Spain. Maybe it’s because Euro-elites are as clueless as U.S. elites.
9/9/17, 2:27pm: But… I was told Denmark is a Nordic utopia
9/9/17, 11:20am: Millenial Chick Can’t Stop Having Sex With Trump Supporters. “The left has emasculated their men to the point of putting them in dresses and sending them into the ladies’ room. It’s no wonder you need to shop outside your herd. Why the heck wouldn’t you?” Very amusing on a Saturday morning.
9/9/17, 9:21am: Slate is worried about Trump’s nomination of Greg Katsas to the D.C. Court of Appeals. The last sentence is the best: “Unfortunately for the Democrats, they are left in an utterly powerless position, with no filibuster left for nominations …” HaHaHa. Harry Reid and Senate Democrats ended judicial filibusters so Obama could pack this same court with liberal judges and Obama did so. What goes around eventually comes around.
9/9/17, 8:47am: Charles Payne hosts a show on Fox Business channel. He’s conservative and articulate. He was suspended while Fox investigated allegations he sexually harassed a guest on his show. The investigation is over and he’s back on the air. Oh, he’s also black, probably why he was attacked. We need more like him, glad he’s back.
9/9/17, 8:34am: “New Study Favors Fat Over Carbs” The U.S. Government told us for decades not to eat fat, but to eat carbohydrate loaded foods. This is just the most recent study to show how wrong this advice is, and the government still clings to this advice claiming it’s sort of right. Gary Taubes’ books cover this in detail.
9/8/17, 11:44pm; It won’t be long before this AI “gaydar” gets called homophobic by the left. Why? Who knows… my bet is it happens though.
9/8/17, 7:21pm: It’s only $200 Million or so. U.S. Virgin Islands spent money intended to help after hurricanes. Kind of like the social security trust fund. You just can’t let politicians get their hands on our money, and that includes borrowing.
9/8/17, 5:36pm: Sessions’ DOJ supports baker in gay wedding cake case. Does supporting religious freedom make up for letting Lerner off the hook? Even if it’s a bit timid? I guess so…
9/8/17, 5:29pm: “This Is What Miami Could Look Like On Sunday Morning” Let’s hope the model is wrong.
9/8/17, 3:13pm: Conservatives always say government is better when it’s more local. But local politicians suffer the same problems as U.S. congressmen and senators. In Wisconsin, it’s $4 Million for airport improvements that indirectly benefit the developer of a new high-end golf resort who just happened to pony up $25,000 for the state GOP. The problem is not federal vs. local, it’s government that has its fingers in everything and career politicians who are willing to spend your money to benefit themselves.
9/8/17, 3:05pm: Sessions let’s Lois Lerner off the hook. Maybe it was Trump’s decision, part of his suck up to Schemer and Pelosi. Does it matter? Another win for the swamp.
9/8/17, 1:15pm: Democrats spit-balling 2020 on CNBC; Jim VandeHei suggests Virginia governor and Clinton pal, Terry McAuliffe. Question asked “if not him, then who?” Response: silence then….Biden? HaHaHa
9/8/17, 1:05pm: Equifax hit with $70 Billion lawsuit. No surprise here. I like ZeroHedge pointing out one droll tweet: “In retrospect it seems like a really dumb idea to give three random companies access to the entire financial records of every American.” Better still, make them provide access to everyone on the internet.
9/8/17, 12:05pm: Facebook accepts election related ads from Russia, Dems on FEC hope to use fact to regulate Drudge and other conservative sites on internet. Maybe this is a problem of Facebook not wanting to check. Reminds me of when Obama campaign didn’t require country of origin on credit card contributions to his campaign.
9/8/17, 10:58am: Wilmington, Delaware plagued by gun violence. Which begs the question, why are cities that have been controlled by democrats for decades and have strict gun laws plagued by gun violence? The article note believes “Poverty and a sense of hopelessness in the most violent neighborhoods is a common thread.” Which begs another question, why do the residents of these cities continue to vote for democrats? When something isn’t working, shouldn’t you stop doing it?
9/8/17, 9:04am: Amazon is looking set up a $5 Billian facility outside Seattle. Governors and mayors everywhere are very excited, including in Canada. What, Canada…? Why not, citizen of the world and all.
9/8/17, 8:50am: The overdue influence and promotion of the Southern Poverty Law Center, not to mention its offshore Carribean bank accounts, can’t be highlighted too often. Today’s entry is by Megan McArdle at Bloomberg, good as usual.
9/8/17, 8:42am: Younger people today have little knowledge about communism and the resulting totalitarian states that grew from its ideology and resulted in the deaths of millions of people forced to live under its rule in Russia, China, Cambodia and elsewhere. New York mayor Bill de Blasio is a communist and reveals much in an interview. Recommended reading on this: Mayor de Bolshevik in City Journal and Neo-neocon’s parsing of the interview.
9/8/17, 8:28am: J. Christian Adams is doing great work on voting integrity and is gathering a lot of information about illegal voting in the last election cycle. Yesterday, he reported that it looks like more than 5,000 illegal votes may have been cast in New Hampshire; more than the margin for victory in the elections. Democrats, who are the beneficiaries swear we don’t have a problem, but it looks like there is more going on than most are willing to admit.
9/8/17, 8:12am: A lot can and has been said about Trump, but you just can’t say enough about his great judicial selections.
9/8/17, 8:08am: Private jets pay MUCH less in taxes than commercial jets. “Football Champs and CEOs Alike Sidestep Taxes With Private Jets”. Why should folks squeezed into economy seats on vacation subsidize the lifestyles of the rich and famous?
9/7/17, 9:34pm: Is there anyone left who hasn’t been hacked? For Pete’s sake, can’t anyone here play this game? “Equifax Inc. said its systems were struck by a cyberattack that may have affected about 143 million U.S. customers of the credit reporting agency….Intruders accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers, Equifax said in a statement. Credit card numbers for about 209,000 consumers were also accessed, the company said.”
9/7/17, 9:17pm: No evidence to support Bennett’s claim of police racism. Not that it matters. The media (including ESPN unfortunately) will push his version of events to further demonize the police, conservatives, Trump, and anyone else that opposes their leftist agenda.
9/7/17, 9:10pm: “Amazon Announces Plans For $5 Billion Second North American Headquarters.” West Virginia has some very good highways. But I guess it’s out of the running now since so many are named after Robert Byrd, former Exalted Cyclops of the KKK.
9/7/17, 7:51pm: Ahh, the always insightful and fun reading of anything by Theodore Dalrymple. Parisians are protesting the governments program to kill off the bounty of rats in the city. How Californian, no? A very similar piece could be written about politicians in place of rats, though only progressive’s would protest the extermination part.
9/7/17, 7:35pm: Hillary Clinton continues passing around the blame. I can’t wait for her book to come out, it’s going to be hilarious.
9/7/17, 4:50pm: A reminder that rhetoric can be harmful. Baker opens up about his father’s military service during WWII after a government official likens his refusal to service a same sex marriage to the actions of slaveowners and Nazis.
9/7/17, 3:35pm: You don’t rob this Taco Bell. Masked robbers “ordered three employees to lie on the floor. Police say three other employees pulled out handguns and opened fire, shooting one of the suspects six times. The other suspect ran off.”
9/7/17, 3:17pm: “Senate Obamacare fix begins to take shape.” Solution – throw taxpayer money at it. Don’t you wish our elected representatives would think about this with more in mind than getting elected. They could start here.
9/7/17, 1:23pm: “Texans don’t trust government, so they rescued each other when things got desperate.” Not just Texas, it’s much bigger than that (what, bigger than Texas?), it’s the same reason Trump got elected.
9/7/17, 12:32pm: Whoa. Luke Rosiak at Daily Caller is killing this. “Exclusive: Police Report Indicates Wasserman Schultz IT Aide Planted Computer For Investigators To Find“. For more see “‘Big Fish’ Debbie Wasserman Schultz watches as ‘small fish’ start to cut deals”.
9/7/17, 11:47am: This could get interesting. “Democratic IT staffer who fled the country strikes deal to return, face charges”. Hina Alvi is the wife of Imran Awan, who was still working for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schulz’s, D-Fla., when he was arrested for bank fraud as he too attempted to flee the country. The Awan family’s access to the House of Representative’s IT network and highly confidential information is more interesting and still being investigated.
9/7/17, 11:37am: Trump dancing with Democrats – tweeting warm fuzzies on DACA for Pelosi. Ben Shapiro thinks “Congressional Republicans had better take the lead on legislation or risk Trump going right around them to promote leftist agenda items, then slapping them as obstructionists. Sadly, that’s not likely to happen — it’s more likely that Trump could provide Congressional Republicans cover for governing like Democrats (see, e.g., McConnell’s willingness to go along with Trump’s debt ceiling deal). Which means conservatives aren’t wrong to worry about Barack Obama’s third term, as administered by Donald Trump.” And the swamp wins.
9/7/17, 11:24am: Issuing top-secret clearances to felons. Prepping the battlefield expecting Hillary to be elected? Does it even have to be said that this doesn’t seem like a good idea.
9/7/17, 10:42am: Hurricane Irma – rich and famous homes threatened. Well, if they weren’t already members of the Church of Evil Man-Caused Climate Change, they will be now. Oprah’s house looks safe, so Barak and Michelle will still have somewhere to go.
9/7/17, 10:32am: “DeVos expected to share plans on Title IX enforcement”. The Obama Dept. of Education’s Dear Colleague Letters “recommending” colleges enforce sex related complaints without regard to due process are the equivalent of a mobster whispering “you wouldn’t want anything to happen to your nice little business, now would you”. Hopefully, DeVos will at least start to fix this.
9/7/17, 10:22am: In case you missed it, Tucker Carlson’s monologue from a day ago is a great review of DACA and what our politicians and media should be talking about now, but, or course aren’t.
9/7/17, 9:50am: Witches cast “binding” spell on The Donald each month. No, not Nancy Pelosi… like actual witches
9/7/17, 7:46am: Those wild and crazy North Koreans and their perfectly choreographed dance move propaganda…
9/6/17, 10:53pm: I thought I covered this yesterday, with Ryan on board, everyone must have received the “antifa officially not ok” message. Guess Not,… again. Oh, they’re lawyers, in San Francisco, that explains it.
9/6/17, 10:36pm: $69 Million in offshore banks (why?), $320 Million total in the bank. Southern Poverty Law Center as confused about the meaning of “poverty” as they are about the meaning of “hate groups”.
9/6/17, 8:51pm: Open letter from Conservative leaders to the media condemning the Southern Poverty Law Center (which is, ironically, a hate group). This is GOLD
9/6/17, 7:29pm: Is anyone else getting tired of this? “FEARLESS: ‘American Horror Story’ Portrays Trump Supporters As Raging Psychopaths”
9/6/17, 6:29pm: Dear Wife, I would like one hover bike for my birthday please
9/6/17, 6:04pm: Democrat Sen. Heidi HeitKamp joined Trump on stage for his tax speech in North Dakota today. Is Trump dancing with democrats a thing, or is he just sending McConnel and Ryan messages?
9/6/17, 5:03pm: Steven Hayward at Powerline is always interesting. His musings today in “Testing the Ratchet Effect” are typical. Thinking about DACA, Hayward notes that “one of the great questions of the Trump presidency is whether it will cause a return to old-fashioned congressional lawmaking, instead of relying more and more on the abuse of executive power.” I’m not optimistic.
9/6/17, 4:51pm: Why Trump acted on DACA – Sessions told him Obama’s order was unconstitutional and he wouldn’t defend it in court. The 6 month effective date was Kelly’s idea when Trump started wavering and Sessions wanted another visit. I’m feeling better about Sessions, but I think another visit might improve the situation. As for Kelly, I’m still undecided.
9/6/17, 4:02pm: SURVEY: WHITE CHRISTIANS ARE NOW A MINORITY OF US POPULATION. “The survey also found that more than a third of all Republicans say they are white evangelicals, and nearly three-quarter identify as white Christians. By comparison, white Christians have become a minority in the Democratic Party, shrinking from 50 percent a decade ago, to 29 percent now. Forty percent of Democrats say they have no religious affiliation.” It’s not color that matters, the decline in religious Democrats and related cultural rot is why we are where we are today. Progressives think this is good.
9/6/17, 3:51pm: Tiger roams the streets of Georgia… and no, this isn’t a story about the Auburn-Georgia rivalry
9/6/17, 12:56pm: The powers that be have known about the potential catastrophic loss of life that could be caused by an EMP attack for a long time; have done little to minimize the huge risks. “Millions of American lives could be at stake as North Korea threatens to attack power grid“.
9/6/17, 12:27pm: “Paul Ryan tells ‘Dreamers’ to rest easy”. Will they get the same good results as conservatives did with Obamacare repeal/replacement?
9/6/17, 11:33am: Exposing Soros is important, but bending the truth to accomplish goals and crying wolf makes you just as bad as the leftists.
9/6/17, 11:10am: How the stock market actually works.
9/6/17, 9:37am: “Malaria May Be Back in Italy After Decades Amid ‘Very Hot Summer’”. So it’s the “hot summer”. And apparently it’s not known how malaria gets into mosquitos. No mention of the large numbers of new immigrants from countries where malaria is rampant. Reminds me of the frightening and mysterious new disease that is paralyzing young childred in the U.S. CDC is stumped, can’t be related to immigration from Central America where the suspected virus is wide-spread.
9/6/17, 9:18: “Kentucky Public Employee Retirement Surge As Fears Of Pension Collapse Mount”. First, Dallas police, now this. Looks like it could be a trend.
9/6/17, 9:06: What a NK nuclear strike on major US cities might look like… spoiler alert, it’s terrifying
9/6/17, 8:58: Good for a morning laugh
9/6/17, 8:19am: “How We Killed Expertise (And why we need it back.)”. Professor Nichols is sad (and a little angry). And, thinks he’s smarter than Glenn Reynolds, taking a poke at a USA Today article by Professor Reynolds as being written “without irony”. Spoiler alert – the problem is we voters are just too dumb and are easily mislead by “hucksters” (Trump?) and keep electing incompetent people who then fail to perform their jobs. If we let progressives educate our children that would probably fix the problem. Oh, wait, we already did that. Read and compare.
9/5/17, 6:51pm: It’s pretty bold to attack the Federal Government and threaten non-compliance with Federal law at schools when you happily accepted $890 million in federal education funding last year, and expect that funding to continue..
9/5/17, 3:47pm: Everyone deserves a piece of the blame pie for Hillary’s loss. Well… everyone but Hillary.
9/5/17, 2:32pm: This probably isn’t the best way to make policy. Lining up shining examples of persons who will be affected by rescinding DACA. Of course, this is a game both sides can play.
9/5/17, 2:18pm: “California doesn’t need antifa, but the rest of the country sure does“. I thought with Ryan on board, everyone must have received the “antifa officially not ok” message, but I guess not.
9/5/17, 1:58pm: Berkeley’s growing crusade against free speech continues.
9/5/17, 1:21pm: UPDATED 9/4/17, 1:38pm: “HOSTILE AND DANGEROUS: President Trump Responds to North Korean Nuclear Test.” Even odds that MSM will identify President Trump as the one who is “Hostile and Dangerous”. As expected, Mika of course, but it could hae been any of many.
9/5/16, 1:06pm: In case you missed it, a really good article by Professor Amy Wax on why we are where we are today. And Heather Mac Donald’s review of the expected progressive response. Read both, well worth the time.
9/5/17, 11:43am: House and Senate rely heavily on former intelligence agency staffers. Foxes watching the henhouse or Deep State keeping an eye on its key assets?
9/5/17, 9:09am: Glenn Reynolds reminds us that America is much more united than the media would have you believe.
9/5/17, 9:03am: “Two Resistances“ – Victor Davis Hanson perfectly describes why its hard to check Facebook .
9/5/17, 8:41am: According to Bloomberg, a recent survey finds 25% of final year resident doctors would choose another field today, up from 8% in 2006. Can you think of anything that happened in healthcare since then that might have caused this?
9/5/17, 8:01am: A fun article to start the day. “Al Gore Outsold On Kindle By An E-Book Debunking ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’”
9/5/17, 12:04am: Thank goodness! New “invisibility microaggressions” discovered. You no longer have to do or say anything to be labeled an aggressor, just existing in a space without people of color is offensive.
9/4/17, 11:53pm: Majority in UK “Not Religious“. Give it twenty years, and they may well find the church again… or at least the mosque.
9/4/17, 6:44pm: The real racists believe minority voters are incapable of getting something as basic as an ID card. You know, that thing you need to drive, get a job, buy a beer? Democrats don’t believe minority voters can be held to the same standards as whites.
9/4/17, 6:27pm: Having a nice Labor Day? Take a moment and read about how the holiday was born in leftist, labor union violence.
9/4/17, 4:05pm: Who is the bigger threat to America, white-supremacists or the media? Only one of these groups wields power. Only one of these groups can influence the masses.
9/4/17, 3:29pm: Not sure why anyone would want this portrait of Kim Jong-Un on the back of their head, but you have to admit, that’s a talented barber.
9/4/17, 2:58pm: Unexpectedly old fossil footprints. Sometimes we think we know all there is to know (like in high school) and then suddenly we realize we might not.
9/4/17, 1:38pm: “HOSTILE AND DANGEROUS: President Trump Responds to North Korean Nuclear Test.” Even odds that MSM will identify President Trump as the one who is “Hostile and Dangerous”.
9/4/17, 1:22pm: NYT compares life as a janitor at Kodak in the 1980s and at Apple today and the sources of inequality. Did they miss a possible connection with immigration (legal and illegal) or just decide to ignore it?
9/4/17, 12:14pm: 30 shootings in Chicago over the weekend, but yeah… confederate monuments are the biggest issue in America.
9/4/17, 11:34am: “Smile To Pay”. Big Brother is watching you…
9/4/17, 10:16am: How likely is this? Time to give up on identity politics: It’s dragging the progressive agenda down. Well he got one thing right. “With regular Democrats, you get identity politics plus — well, almost nothing.”
9/4/17, 12:10am: Really nothing better than a montage of CNN lying to its viewers
9/4/17, 12:06am: Fact Check: FALSE… Nobody beats smartphone addiction forever.
9/3/17, 11:57pm: Can anyone explain to me why “seed art” is a thing in the first place?
9/3/17, 7:06pm: The things we do for love
9/3/17, 10:08am: Remember, Europe is the utopia, we Americans have much to learn
9/3/17, 9:32am: These nutjobs are literally eating the flyers adverstitising Conservative speeches…
9/3/17, 8:00am: NK tests H-Bomb… Where’s Chuck Norris when you need him?
9/3/17, 12:57am: Majority of Virginians willing to give up Free Speech… As a Virginian, I find this somewhat troubling.
9/3/17, 12:30am: Do you mean to tell me educators lean to the left?
9/2/17, 11:39pm: You too can be Mayor of Hell for $100.00…
9/2/17, 11:36pm: Top 5 most pointless headlines of the week…
9/2/17, 11:30pm: Things to do at BURNING MAN once you’re tired of all the drugs and orgies…