April 19, 2019

Hat tip: Rising Serpent

So in the end all the libs and their political operatives in the mainstream media are left with is a few measly strands of supposed “scandal” – Robert Mueller’s interpretation that it was difficult to assess Donald Trump’s mindset during the entire two years of Mueller’s investigation and therefore equally difficult to say yea or nay as to whether obstruction of justice occurred. That’s it.

Obstruction of justice? Obstruction of justice? Whoa, wait a minute. I – silly me – was under the impression after all the hype and hysteria from the likes of MSNBC, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times and all the major networks that Robert Mueller’s investigation was all about Russia and collusion, and that Trump was some kind of Russian agent and even a traitor because his campaign collaborated with “Bad Vlad” to deny Hillary Clinton the election and the presidency that was so rightly hers.

What happened to that??

No, no. Even if obstruction of justice was true (which it obviously wasn’t, that was just Mueller giving President Trump the middle finger as a parting gift) – you Trump-hating losers (and you are the very definition of losers) don’t get to move the goalposts that easily. You can’t spend virtually every waking hour on your network coverage for more than two years pushing the Russia collusion angle with speculation, character assassination, and unnamed sources and then on the day the final report was issued detour all your attention to obstruction of justice. And even at that, you’re all looking like the morons you are and have been since Donald Trump was elected. As Powerline blog’s John Hinderaker points out:

One of the Democrats’ basic problems is that “attempting” to obstruct the investigation doesn’t make a lot of sense. If Trump had really wanted to obstruct the investigation, he could simply have terminated it. And Mueller acknowledges that the administration fully cooperated with the investigation in every way. So the “attempts to obstruct” come down to Trump expressing outrage at the fact that a baseless, partisan investigation was hampering his administration. Arguably Trump should have brought the Mueller farce to an end, but he didn’t.

The above being said, it’s fairly obvious what was going on with the Mueller investigation. Robert Mueller knew almost from the start that there was no evidence involving Russia collusion. The challenge was to take the investigation in whatever direction was needed to goad Trump to fire Mueller. (Which is why such a focus was initially on the (obvious) set-up meeting at Trump Tower involving Don Jr., who refused to take the bait.) Mueller figured if he could get any dirt on a Trump family member he’d be toast, and the Democrats – were they able to take both the House and the Senate in the 2018 midterms – would have sufficient cause for impeachment hearings, with, not unlikely, the support of more than a few Republicans along the way. Trump’s presidency would then be toast, leading him to either resign or be voted out in 2020.

Of course, the Republicans retained control of the Senate, and the movements by the Mueller investigation team, obviously goading the President to fire Mueller, were unsuccessful. Trump’s feelings about the Mueller investigation – whether on his own or by heeding the advice of his various counsels, never went beyond the feelings expressed on his Twitter feed. Bye-bye obstruction, and Mueller’s team, pissed, was reduced to the admission that there was no evidence of collusion with Russia and a parting shot of the amorphous language regarding obstruction.

So everything the Democrats and the liberal media have promoted for the better part of 2 1/2 years has now been proven to be much ado about nothing. Given their hatred of Trump, they’ll undoubtedly continue to hassle the President and his administration with more investigations and even impeachment threats, but I have a funny feeling both Chuck Schumer and “San Fran Nan” Pelosi know damned well that voters will now expect a little more constructive action from their elected leaders in Washington. Of course, the Democrats won’t be able to help themselves (Pelosi herself having lost control of her caucus), and they’ll try to make the 2020 elections a referendum on Trump’s presidency and his fitness for office. All I can say is, good luck with that – especially with the clown car of candidates the Dems will be running in 2020.

I may be wrong here, but if the Democrats continue to go down this road I do not believe the voters in 2020 will be amused.

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March 30, 2019

This will be a good weekend for staying as far away from the computer as possible. I’ve had a bunch of long workdays, and it’s time to work on cleaning the back patio and prepping it for repainting and re-staining next weekend. We’re on the very cusp of much warmer weather, so there’s not a moment to lose! Of course, it means the golf game is back on the shelf for a week or two, but that’s OK – I’m not really all that revved up about playing right now, anyways. There’s just too much to do. And there are plans for a bit of a backyard redesign that I’ll be sharing in my (hopefully) next post (with pictures, no less!). In the meantime…

Think I’ll play this great tune repeatedly while washing down the patio, see what the neighbors think. I mean, you just have to play this loud, right? The cool thing about this song is that the only non-Moog sounds are Donna Summer’s voice and a drummer kicking out the beat with a single smack. But, just to show that more isn’t necessarily better, I have to admit I like the studio (single) version better. It’s just tighter. Check out the video – all these musicians acting as if they’re playing when actually there were only two musicians on the recording, and one of them was Summer, singing! (my boldings):

Before “I Feel Love”, most disco recordings were backed by orchestras. Instead, the team produced “I Feel Love” with a Moog Modular 3P synthesizer borrowed from the classical composer Eberhard Schoener, aided by Schoener’s assistant, Robby Wedel. Wedel proved essential for using the technically complex synthesizer, and Moroder described him as the “unsung hero” of the project. He demonstrated how to synchronize the song’s various elements using an internal click track, a feat Moroder described as “a revelation”.

The song was recorded on a 16-track tape recorder, with the various parts played on a sequencer. As the Moog went out of tune quickly, it had to be recorded in bursts of twenty or thirty seconds before being retuned. To create the hi-hat sound, the team took white noise generated by the Moog and processed it with an envelope. As the Moog could not create an appropriate kick drum sound, the kick was played on a drum kit by session drummer Keith Forsey. Aside from Summer’s vocals, the kick drum is the only element of the song not played by a machine.

40 years later, it still sounds like it came from another universe. It’s an all-time favorite.

Hell, if it were up to me it would haven been closed two weeks ago. But I’ll take it.

I tried to tell y’all that Joe Biden wasn’t aware of what was about to hit him, and, once again, The Great White Shank has been proven right. Biden has always been a stooge, a dolt of a politician, with the political instincts of a sugar glider. Case in point, 2016: sure, his family tragedy had a lot to do with his decision not to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, but as a politician he had to have known that had he entered the race he not only would have beaten Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, he was probably the only Democratic challenger who would have beaten Donald Trump. I guarantee you I wasn’t the only one that breathed a sigh of relief when Biden announced his decision not to seek the presidency.

…that being said, these kinds of moments come and go in the world of politics in the blink of an eye, and in 2019 Biden is old, white, and a symbol of everything that’s wrong with Washington politics. He’s a dope and a joke – someone you wouldn’t even rely on to run supermarket errands. Forget about what the polls say – at this point they’re all about name recognition and nothing else. Fact is, Biden would get his lunch handed to him on the debate stage when things start to get serious. And the unflattering articles being written about him are shots across the bow to tell him to make like an egg and beat it. He’s yesterday’s news, and the other candidates need his donors dough-re-mi for their own campaigns to help them rise above an ever-crowded field.

Simply put, who cares what Jeff Flake thinks? This is a guy, remember, who couldn’t even garner a favorability rating over 16% – 16%! – in Arizona, and as a result chose wisely not to run for re-election. Why anyone thinks anyone cares what this political ignoramus thinks is beyond me.

If I’m Barack Obama I’m carefully watching where the “Russia collusion” hoax fall-out goes from here. This whole thing started with Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, and Obama’s AG Loretta Lynch. They thought they were going to get away with it, but then Hillary, of course, lost the election, and then they never thought in a million years Donald Trump would show the patience to allow the Mueller witch-hunt to proceed to it’s completion.

…do you not see it? All the hubbub from Democrats and their operatives in the mainstream media saying, “Donald Trump better not fire Robert Mueller!”, and those unsubstantiated (of course) rumors that Mueller planned to indict Donald Jr. and Ivanka were all nothing but political head-fakes designed to lure Trump into firing Mueller, thereby opening him to real obstruction of justice charges that would increase the chances of impeachment.

…but it was all a joke. Everyone, from Mueller on down to just about everyone except sleaze-ball Adam Schiff and his toady congress-critter from California Eric Swalwell knew there was never any collusion. Now the Democrats have put themselves in the position of looking like sore losers – something easy to spot by voters.

Want my opinion? After the Mueller report is released in its entirety (or as much as is legally possible) in the next two weeks, watch Chuckles Schumer and “San Fran Nan” Pelosi swallow hard and call a yuuuuge press conference to wave the white flag, announcing their acceptance of the results of the Mueller investigation. They’ll say their intention were honest, that they were just “watching out for the American people and the sanctity of the American electoral process.” Of course, it will be bullshit, but it would be the smart thing to do politically – they have to know at this point they’re fighting a losing battle. Besides, they and their party need to start switching the focus and attention to 2020, the debates, and their candidates’ plans for where they want to take the country (for better or for worse).

I’m still not convinced that we won’t see Michelle Obama enter the race for the Democratic nomination.

Enjoy your weekends, everyone!

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March 25, 2019

I hate to say to y’all I told you so, but, well, I told you so. But of course, no one listens to The Great White Shank – especially those so consumed with hatred for Donald Trump that you haven’t been able to see or think straight for the past 2 1/2 years. To those who believe in The Great White Shank, well, yesterday’s news (the headline aside) should have come as no surprise. If it did, shame on you.

You obviously get your news and information from CNN, MSNBC, NPR, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, and you treat it as gospel.

After all, your thinking goes, there’s no way Donald Trump and sixty-odd million Americans could have taken the coronation of St. Hillary Clinton away from her legally, right? I mean, it had to be something else – something, y’know, like Russia and the hacking to DNC servers and Trump being an agent of Putin that allowed him to be put over the top. Had to be, right? It couldn’t have been that Hillary Clinton was so unlikeable as a person and so horrible as a politician. And there just had to be some kind of Russian influence connected with the Trump campaign that prevented her from campaigning hard to the finish and making a visit or two to Wisconsin, right?

Never mind that the Russia collusion idea was planted by the Clinton campaign itself as an excuse immediately after her defeat – it’s right there at the end of the book Shattered. Now I wonder, I wh-wh-wh-wh-wonder, where on earth could they have gotten that idea? Could it have been that the campaign was already aware of Operation “Crossfire Hurricane”? Let me answer the question for y’all: the answer is yes. And, sooner or later (probably sooner if Senator Lindsay Graham has his way) we’ll all find out it was an operation conjured up by the Obama administration DOJ and Attorney Loretta Lynch to help grease the skids for Hillary.

I’ve been saying all along the whole Mueller investigation was a bunch of bullshit. The dirty criminal rats that infested the nation’s intelligence organizations (you can find most of them as “political commentators” on CNN and MSNBC) knew damned well that the Mueller campaign was a final, desperate roll of the dice to see if the Trump administration could be destroyed in order to cover up their own illegal activities and shady connections with a dirty Clinton campaign that was itself trying to cover up illegal (and likely criminal) activities involving “pay for play” activities at The Clinton Foundation. The FBI knew damned well Hillary was guilty as sin: her e-mails weren’t destroyed (or attempted to be destroyed) out of ignorance or carelessness. Her Secretary of State position was a perfect place for shaking down TCF contributions in return for access, and her e-mails had more than enough proof.

…in fact, there’s was such a rat’s nest of illegal investigations into Trump political and business associates’ activities going on that, when – surprise! – Trump was elected president, their only chance was to use Trump’s sacking of FBI Director James Comey (deservedly so, as it turns out) to unleash an investigation that, under the pretense of “Russia collusion”, sought to implicate the President, his family, presidential campaign, and business associates for illegal (or at least questionable) activities prior to his election.

And that’s all it is, and all it ever was. But now that that whole premise has gone to shit, what will it be now, Trump haters? Go ahead, if you want to, and hang your hopes around a single stupid legal sentence in Robert Mueller’s investigation summary stating Team Mueller could not make a determination of obstruction (thereby forcing AG Barr to make the decision and make it look political) – that was just Mueller’s way of giving the finger at a man who wasn’t afraid to call his wasting of millions of dollars of taxpayer money on something he knew damned well from the outset was a completely false investigation and witch hunt.

…regardless of what the clown-car express in Congress led by the likes of Jerrold Nadler, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi think, there’s going to be no moving of the goalposts allowed here. After all, you can’t spend 2 1/2 years trumpeting the integrity of an investigation, then, when the results are not to your liking, attack the investigation and investigators and vow to move on with your own congressional investigations. Oh, they might try it – they’re dumb enough and tin-eared enough politically to do it in order to satisfy their raving, drooling, Trump-hating base, but the average voter out there won’t buy it or support it.

…and you can also forget pinning your hopes on the Southern District of New York (SDNY) continuing the fight for you: the losers in the mainstream media whom you will undoubtedly continue to watch and pin all you’re hopes and dreams on will try to convince you they’re the next form of “the Resistance”, but the rats there are already jumping ship – after all, they know a losing battle when they see one.

So, Trump haters, what are you left with now? That Trump’s doesn’t act “presidential” when he tweets out mean Twitter comments? Or that he’s racist or a xenophobe because he wants to stop illegal immigration on our southern border? Because, if that’s all you’ve got, good luck with that come 2020.

As far as I’m concerned, all of you Trump haters – the ones who purposely mislead the country on their 2 1/2 year-long hate-fest, and those of you who knowingly and willingly drank their Kool-Aid as gospel, can go pound sand. And don’t expect to find any safe haven nor respect here. After everything you’ve put this president – and this country – through, you’re revealed to be nothing but fools. The Democratic Party has been revealed to be a threat to the Republic. And their co-conspirators in the mainstream media have destroyed themselves to the point where they can never be trusted again to report on anything truthfully. Together, you’ve all gotten what you deserve.

Welcome to the new reality.

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March 23, 2019

This weekend has been all about tax preparation and housecleaning before “the Great Backyard Patio Cleaning” project begins. There’s cleaning, redecorating, and painting to do before the heat gets here, so there’s really not a moment to lose. In the meantime a few items and thoughts:

Unlike the mainstream media, I’m choosing not to comment on the results of Robert Mueller’s now-completed investigation until the findings are published. But regardless of what the findings show, Scott Johnson is spot-on when he writes this:

We have all operated on the assumption that the gravamen of Mueller’s investigation was alleged “collusion” by the Trump presidential campaign with Russians interfering with the election. See, e.g., the FISA warrant taken out on Carter Page. His reputation duly impaired, Carter Page still rolls merrily along. One inference we can draw from the Mueller investigation: Carter Page is the cleanest man in the United States. Perhaps now that the Mueller investigation is closing up shop we can see the whole FISA warrant.

The political corruption of the FBI and the intelligence agencies by the Obama administration was to remain a deep, dark secret. If the the American people had not had the temerity to elect Donald Trump along with a Republican Congress in 2016, we would have remained in blissful ignorance. After such knowledge what forgiveness?

There’s already been way too much reckless and rampant speculation by folks who don’t know anything other than their frothing, drooling hatred for Donald Trump. The performance of the mainstream media during the Mueller investigation has been shabby and reckless, to the point where they have single-handedly destroyed whatever prior reputations they might have had for fairness and objective reporting. And there is no one – on the right or on the left – who has covered themselves with glory these past two years.

…you know who/what I blame for this? Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein cashing in on their work during Watergate with “All The President’s Men”. Great book, great movie, fer shure. But the fact of the matter is that neither Woodward, Bernstein, The New York Times,/I>, nor The Washington Post brought down Richard Nixon’s presidency. That was done by Nixon himself and his rampant and deep paranoia, and his uncanny ability to surround himself with, well, advisors with (to put it kindly) questionable ethics. And while the Post and Times reporters were simply doing their jobs, Nixon’s presidency would likely have self-destructed on its own as soon as the tapes were discovered and he refused to turn them over.

…By making themselves the story and the stars of Watergate, they changed the way journalism was practiced and how journalists themselves were seen. Now everyone wants to be Woodward and Bernstein and bring home their own Republican president as a trophy, and it has gotten far past the point of “reporting the facts”. Now it’s all “unnamed sources” and rife speculation without any facts to back them up. Now it’s all who’s winning and who’s losing, as if politics were nothing but a friggin’ horse race. Let’s just recall how many times MSNBC and CNN suggested the walls are closing in and/or the wheels are coming off the Trump administration. It’s nothing but opinion-based journalism, and you know what they say about opinions and what they are like…

Way to go, Ohio! Look, if liberals and Democrats love abortion and infanticide so much, let them and their massively-rich donors in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and the Beltway, and the folks they sell dead baby parts and tissue to pony up to support the abortion industry and the organization that that sucks from U.S taxpayer dollars the most. After all, that would be the “compassionate” thing to do, wouldn’t it considering the hardest-hit folks would be minorities and lower-income folks.

…in that way it’s no different from NPR and PBS – organizations whose original (and perhaps well-meant) missions have long since gone the way of the kiwi due to the growth of media and technology over the past few decades. Time to eliminate all federal funding for media organizations.

It’s also time for President Trump to go Teddy Roosevelt and start calling out the likes of Facebook, Google, and Twitter to support equally the views and opinions on those on the left and the right. It’s one thing to say, well, these are social media platforms and folks can use or not use them at their own choosing, but the gray area gets when, say, a conservative candidate’s Facebook page gets treated differently from a Democrat or liberal candidates page due to some shady, unseen algorithm designed by some pencil-necked geek in Santa Clara or Cupertino. You simply cannot have elections adversely impacted like that.

…while I hope it doesn’t come down to the threat of legal action – as a 100% libertarian when it comes to the matter of free speech and would hope these folks would commit to doing a better job of self-policing – speech in all forms ought to be free and unfettered so long as it isn’t threatening or violent in any way. And just because some snowflake is offended or complains about speech they feel is offensive shouldn’t be the be-all and end-all. It’s time for these social media platforms to wise up and, frankly, grow up, recognizing their platforms have implications that go far beyond expressing opinions and sharing baby and vacation photos. People’s lives and livelihoods are now at stake. These companies and their offerings, while offering unlimited potential and opportunity to do good in the world, also offer the same to do great harm by serving as arbiters over what, and what doesn’t, constitute free speech.

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February 19, 2019

See, when people ask me why I’m so tough on the liberal left, this kind of bullshit is EXACTLY what I’m talking about. There is such a double standard in the country. A bunch of kids are hounded by a liberal loon, and the hammer comes down on them as if they were Ku Klux Klan members. But Democrat politicians in Virginia can wear blackface and KKK outfits and sexually abuse women, and all you hear from the mainstream media are crickets.

And it’s not as if this kind of thing hasn’t happened before. In some very small corner of my heart I feel sorry for these clowns – the self-hatred they must feel for themselves has to be off the charts (not to mention enabled by an insufferable Hollywood celebrity culture and their enablers in the mainstream media who have made it their mission to destroy President Trump by any means necessary). As Karen Townsend at Hot Air writes:

Trump Derangement Syndrome is real and it is prevalent among the Hollywood crowd. It seems to me that a better way to criticize President Trump would be to take him on over policy rather than to go after his supporters. Perhaps the actor should put down the scripts written for him and pick up a policy paper or two. In real life, a bogus story by a high profile actor will be a story that lingers.

And as Andy Ngo points out in this Twitter thread, liberals have been pulling this kind of shit on President Trump and his supporters for a long, long time.

But back to the Jussie Smollett case. Anyone with a shred of journalistic curiosity ought to have at least questioned his story after looking at his description of the event before going in whole-hog. Heck, even the Chicago PD characterized his attack as “alleged” right from the start. That in and of itself ought to have given today’s “journalists” cause for a pause from the political and media hysteria that they, in fact, ignited. Of course, all the Democratic 2020 candidates couldn’t wait to throw their chips in – instead of doing the adult thing and publicly encouraging the investigation to play itself out, they all had to hop on the race/Trump/Trump supporters bandwagon. Now they (once again) look like the fools they are. And Smollett will ultimately be revealed for the sick loser he is. Here’s hoping some wise judge will make an example of him and have him spend some time behind bars to show this kind of thing cannot be tolerated in this country.

Instead, you can bet there’s going to be a book and media tour filled with tears and self-flagellation at how much of a tortured soul he is and has always been, with Trump being the reason he went over the edge. You watch.

Look, just because you hate Donald Trump – in and of itself a clue that something isn’t right in your head – that’s no excuse to do this kind of thing. I mean, you really have to be mentally imbalanced to allow politics to consume every part of your being to the extent you’re moved to bring this kind of attention to yourself. After all – and I ask this question in complete sincerity – what has Trump actually done to deserve such behavior? Defeat Hillary Clinton? Please. She did that all by herself.

NolteNC has the last word, because it’s so true and ought to be a lesson to us all:

There’s so little hate in America, a famous, openly gay black man had to fund his own hate crime using two other black guys.

Man, I love the country.

Indeed.

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February 17, 2019

If you don’t think there’s any connection with: (1) Andrew McCabe singing like a canary to 60 Minutes, (2) the soon-to-be-released Mueller Investigation report now suspected to reveal (3) zero collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and (4) William Barr’s appointment as new Attorney General you haven’t been paying attention. The irrefutable evidence is that folks within the Obama administration and high-level members inside the Clinton campaign worked with the FBI, the Department of Justice, and foreign intelligence to coordinate a hit on the Trump campaign (the now-famous Fusion GPS “dossier”) to derail his campaign and ensure Hillary Clinton’s election.

When Clinton lost (something none of these folks even dreamed possible) they then had to scramble and concoct a phony “Russia collusion” angle in order to cover their (at a minimum) unethical and (most likely) illegal tracks. It’s really as simple as that.

…people in the FBI (aided and abetted by elements in the CIA and the Obama administration) decided that they didn’t like the person who had been elected President of the United States. Their anger and frustration boiled over when the President had the temerity to fire their man, James Comey. So they plotted to get rid of him.

The FBI didn’t like the President. so they plotted to remove him from office. That is the irreducible minimum, class, that you should take away from this whole sordid lesson. Top figures in the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not approve of the President. Therefore, they took steps to destroy him. Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, several times offered to wear a wire to entrap the President.

When Trump fired FBI director James Comey, these same folks took advantage of Attorney General Jeff Session’s incompetency and ill-advised decision to recuse himself from any Russia investigation to appoint Robert Mueller as a Special Counsel. These folks all knew there was, and never would be, any finding of Russia “collusion”, but the hope was that by dragging a bunch of low-level staffers (i.e. Carter Page, George Papadopoulos), or folks associated with the Trump campaign folks having shady business pasts (Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen) into an investigation they might either (a) get lucky uncovering sordid relationships with the Russians resulting from Trump’s pre-election business dealings, and (b) drag the investigation along long enough to influence the 2018 midterms (perhaps even the 2020 general election), all the while (c) covering their tracks on their attempt to destroy the Trump campaign.

Unfortunately for them, the conspiracy couldn’t be 100% papered over; damaging internal communications got released and the folks involved couldn’t keep their stories straight. This kind of thing couldn’t have happened two decades ago when the mainstream media had lock control over what the public read or saw, but in this age of technology, social media, and citizen journalism nothing is truly secret (or sacred) anymore. So certain folks (i.e., McCabe) got caught with their fingers in the cookie jar and had to lie in order to cover their tracks.

Now it’s all falling apart, and I guarantee the prospect to even lower-level folks involved in the conspiracy of being indicted and perhaps convicted is going to cause certain other little birdies to start singing. And that’s why Andrew McCabe’s interview with 60 Minutes is so important. It has taken awhile, but the whole house of cards is starting to waver, and when it falls, while folks like Hillary Clinton will never see indictment or jail, the reputations of the FBI, DOJ, and the mainstream media (who happily and foolishly out of their own hatred for Trump went along for the ride) will have been irrecovably tarnished, if not destroyed.

I hope to these “Deep State” clowns it was all worth it.

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February 14, 2019

…do I know how to call ’em or what? Look at what I wrote last Saturday about Joe Biden – oh, y’all don’t remember? My boldings:

…As I mentioned in [a prior] post, the mainstream media has already decided on Kamala “Mattress” Harris as their fave, and they’re going to try and destroy anyone they think is going to get close to her. If they treat any of her challengers with kid gloves (like Elizabeth “Fauxcahantus” Warren, whose candidacy is imploding before our very eyes) it’s because they know they don’t have a chance. Just wait, Joe Biden – you don’t know what’s about to hit you.

…and looky here at what’s out there now. I swear, sometimes I think I’m a Nostradamus or a Jeremiah.

As I also mentioned in the Saturday post, “San Fran Nan” not only has her hands full with the radical left’s absurdly stupid embrace of socialism (thinking its popularity amongst their chardonnay-swilling east and west coast elitists is also shared by the rest of the country) – talk about a gift to President Trump and the GOP in 2020!, but she’s also got rabid, frothing anti-Semites to have to deal with as well.

I’ll tell you, this country is getting a cold, hard look at what today’s Democratic Party is, and it’s not pretty. Mark my words: a huge backlash is coming, from both outside and even within and outside Democratic circles. They’re going to realize these people are batshit-crazy.

…I’m just putting this little laundry list of Democratic Party issues they’re pushing ahead of 2020. Lemme see: climate change, abolish ICE, no southern border wall, unfettered immigration, unlimited third-trimester and post-birth abortion, anti-Semites in congress, and now – wait for it – support for African American reparations. Of course. In for a penny, in for a pound, right? Let me ask you progressives out there; what is the friggin’ color of the atmosphere on the planet y’all live on???

…now, compare that with the solid economic platform the President will be running on. Hey, I’m aware a whole lot can change between now and 2020, but I look at the crowd of Democratic challengers being assembled and hear the ghosts of Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis whispering in my ear.

No wonder President Trump is looking more and more like the adult in the room!

Speaking of batshit-crazy, what’s going on with Virginia’s governor? “Indentured servants”? Are you kidding me? And then you have his lieutenant governor. Ditto. I mean, this is is just embarrassing. Can you imagine the outcry from the mainstream media and the Democrats if it were a Republican gov attempted this? Not only would he be laughed off the face of the planet, but the airwaves would be filled with demands for resignation candidate.

I’ll tell you this. I don’t wanna hear ONE. MORE. WORD. about any Republican candidate with so much a the slightest of a shady past. The Democrats have ceded the high ground on anyone and anything that runs for public office ever again. Their Virginia governor, lieutenant governor, and AG have all got questionable acts in their past, but no one wants to start the dominoes falling over because it would lead to a – gasp! – Republican – taking charge. This is nothing more than power and party politics. The Democrats are hoisting themselves on their own petard, and it’s a beautiful thing to see.

Wait a minute, I was under the impression from environmentalists that polar bears were disappearing from the face of the earth. Maybe they just decided they found a better place to congregate.

…actually, since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says we’ve only got twelve years left due to climate change, why bother worrying about anything anymore? What we need to do is figure out how to get the polars a bigger and better food supply, like lionfish, perhaps?

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February 6, 2019

To me the State of the Union speech has become a bore to watch now that it is politicized in much the same way everything else is nowadays. I mean, you can’t watch (if you wanted to, that is) the Oscars, the Grammys, or the Super Bowl without having politics and political correctness shoved down your throat, so I’ve come to avoid it. It seems to me more like a horse race of political one-uppance between all the particulars in publicizing who they’re inviting: I’ll raise my illegal immigrant over your cancer survivor or what not. Everyone is inviting someone in order to make a political statement, which in turn raises the political stakes of the event itself into the stratosphere.

…and I despise the camera work, focusing on who’s clapping and standing to applaud and who’s not, who’s making sour faces and sitting on their hands, etc. etc. It’s all such childish bullshit. But I guess that’s what our so-called “elected leaders” in Washington have reduced the occasion to – after all, it’s not the media’s fault when they show elected grown-ups acting like children. One would think that our elected leaders would, if they can’t respect the president as a person, at least respect the office and the decorum of the event. But I guess that’s too much to ask anymore.

Maybe I’m just old fashioned, but why can’t the State of the Union speech be more akin to a CEO’s report made to a company’s investors and stockholders? I personally don’t need a whole lot of detail: this is where we’re doing well, this is where we need to improve, here are the problems coming down the track that we’re going to have to face – that would be more than enough. And, I might add, appropriate for the occasion. Which is why, to some extent, what I’ve seen and read about President Trump’s speech last night – for all its obvious successes – a bit disappointing.

For example, how a president can give a SOTU speech without referencing in detail our national debt and the urgency of working out our so-called entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security is beyond me. That being said, I thought (at least from the clips I saw) the president did a good enough job championing the successes his administration has had with the economy and employment amongst women and minorities. And I especially liked it when he chastised the Democrats for their utter hypocrisy when it comes to children and the unborn (supporting more maternal leave while openly supporting third-trimester abortions) and protecting our border (condemning putting “children in cages” but openly supporting the human trafficking of minors whose suffering seems immune to open-borders supporters). I also thought it was important that Trump championed capitalism and condemned socialism in all its forms – boy, you could see the likes of Bernie Sanders and socialist babe Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez sucking lemons when he said that!

Speaking of my favorite cute socialist, I wish she’d just shut up and try to do her job for a while and stop thinking everything and anything is all about her. While I disagree with her views, I do like her spunk, but she’s beginning to wear out her welcome, with even me!

A couple of final thoughts:

1) As far as the Democrats go – especially those of the female persuasion, this post tells it all. I thought them all wearing white was kind of stupid – especially with all the recent coverage involving Virginia governor Ralph Northam being pictured wearing either blackface or a Ku Klux Klan outfit – take your pick. Certainly someone was bound to make the connection and photoshop something on Twitter about it. Which someone did.

2) So let me get this straight: after the last week, and confirmed during last night’s SOTU by their reaction to the president’s speech, here are the basic planks for the Democrats heading into 2020:

— no walls along our southern border
— unrestricted illegal immigration
— support for unrestricted abortion, up to and including infanticide
— socialism over capitalism

Good luck with that!

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 20:54 | Comments (0)
February 2, 2019

It’s Supah Bowl weekend. I wonder how many folks like me will simply watch the football, turning it off during commercials and at halftime. Regardless of what the NFL and the mainstream media thinks, it’s just a friggin’ football game, it’s not about Colin Kaepernick and social justice.

…in my view it’s only helmeted lives that matter; everyone else can go pound sand as far as I’m concerned. BTW, Colin, how’s that NFL career going for ya? You know what I think? The word L-O-S-E-R comes to mind.

Great Twitter post on today’s Democratic Party. And it’s Republicans who are at fault? Beam me up, Scotty, because there’s no intelligent life down here.

…which, BTW, just capped off a bad, no good, just lousy week for the liberal left, not to mention the Dems’ obsession with Russian collusion. And I got news for you Trump haters: it ain’t gonna get any better from here on out.

And it wasn’t a very good week for the mainstream media, either. But then again, what week is these days?

But it’s Donald Trump who’s the doofus, right?

…and no, I will never get tired of winning.

Damn, she’s, like, cute, but, like, y’know, she sure is, like, dumb as a sack of rocks, y’know?

So let me get this straight: we’re just weeks into the Democrats taking over the House of Representatives and the storylines include: 1) frolicking in Puerto Rico during the government shutdown, 2) seeking to kill babies right up until the time of birth, 3) wanting to tax folks at 70% or even higher, 4) comparing Israel to the South during segregation, and 5) a bunch of far-left senators entering the 20/20 presidential race with checkered pasts (here, here, and here). Got it.

Ummm…yes you are. The sword cuts both ways, asshole.

Why not just admit it, Democrats: between your support for human trafficking across an unprotected southern border, your support for Planned Parenthood, your support of infanticide by pushing for unrestricted abortion, your support for unrestricted illegal immigration, your embrace of socialism and all its misery, your coddling of the LGBTQ+ lobby’s warped views on gender identification, and the misery, death, and destruction your inner-city mayors cause minority families and children, you’re now the party of Death and Destruction – most especially when it comes to children and young adults. To even think you believe in compassion, diversity, tolerance, and acceptance is a hideous joke. You are perverted, vile, and evil at the core.

…but the days of being able to hide behind your radical agenda and your perverted view of “social justice” by an ass-kissing mainstream media are coming to an end. Because now that you’re in power and a loon like Nancy Pelosi has allowed even greater loons on your far-left to hog the media spotlight, the country can now see just how far you and your party have been steered outside the political mainstream. You all deserve it.

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 01:07 | Comments (0)
January 23, 2019

Look, like many others I know, I’ve tried to tolerate all the bullshit the mainstream media has tossed at conservatives and Trump supporters like me, but after this past weekend I feel as if something has changed. First it was the media salivating and running non-stop speculation over a BuzzFeed story accusing President Trump of telling his lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. Never mind the fact that the BuzzFeed authors of the piece lied about having seen actual documents supporting their report, nor was it clear that even their (supposed) sources had seen such a document or documents. But who cares about facts when you’ve got hours of rabid, frothing Trump hatred to fill? It finally took no less than the Mueller investigation team to deny any such document or information even existed.

Next it was a piling on by the mainstream media and every leftist loon after a snippet of video emerged in which a group of Kentucky high-schoolers attending the “March for Life” in Washington wearing “Make America Great Again” hats were accused of harassing an elderly Native American war veteran with racist chants. Again, as PJ Media’s Bruce Bawer writes, the media not only got it wrong, but the whole radical left piled on to turn it into a social media shit-show:

Presumably everyone knows the story by now. Last Friday, after attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C., several boys from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky, were waiting outside the Lincoln Memorial for their bus home when something happened. The early reports accused the boys, some of whom were wearing Make America Great Again caps, of encircling and harassing an elderly Native American activist and a group of African-Americans. A snippet of video seemed to confirm this account, which was based largely on the testimony of the Native American activist. Next thing you knew, media around the world were reporting on this gang of racist pro-Trump louts and accusing them of White Privilege (even though several of them are black) and famous names on both the left and right were spewing the kids with vitriol.

Then longer videos emerged, and the story turned completely around. The group of African-Americans, who turned out to belong to a racist, anti-Semitic cult, the Black Hebrew Israelites, had been screaming at the boys, calling them “crackers” and “faggots” and the products of incest, among much else. The elderly Indian turned out to be notorious left-wing mischief-maker Nathan Phillips, whose claims to be a Vietnam vet have been challenged and who in 2015 accused some Michigan college students of harassing him. Last Friday, he wasn’t surrounded by the boys from Kentucky; he got up in their faces, banging a drum and chanting. Other Indians with him called the Kentucky boys interlopers on Indian territory and told them to go back to Europe.

Far from doing anything wrong, the high-school boys responded to these outrageous provocations with extraordinary restraint.

It wasn’t bad enough that the story was, as initially reported, 100% factually wrong. What made it much worse is that, even after the entire video showing the entire incident in proper content – the teens being subjected to horrific chants by a bunch of Black anti-Semite, homophobic loons, and the supposedly helpless Native American revealed to be a professional instigator and agent provocateur – the mainstream media and leftists on social media continued the piling on knowing it was false. Several days after the fact, you still have folks refusing to apologize for their false reporting and vicious taunts, attacks, and physical threats of violence.

I guess it shouldn’t have surprised me, but it was shocking, disheartening and unnerving to see such vitriol and abject hatred coming from a political persuasion that supposedly prides itself on tolerance, acceptance, and diversity. I’ve always agreed with Michael Savage that, at its heart, liberalism was a mental disorder, but to see the kind of hatred out there is just mind-boggling. Can you imagine these vile and irrational haters being someone’s husband, wife, father, mother, or child? It’s frightening.

I’ve tried to understand why the left is so consumed with hatred – hatred of Donald Trump, hatred for this country, hatred of anything and anyone who doesn’t subscribe to their ideology. But after this last, completely and totally outrageous attempt by the mainstream media and the political left to continue to push what they know to be an outright lie, I’m with The Smirking Hillbilly:

Something that has dawned on me today. They hate us. It doesn’t matter what is true or false. They hate us and will accept nothing but our complete destruction and the destruction of everything we hold sacred. There is no compromise or understanding with people like that.

So here is the main thrust of this post: it’s one thing to hate the president, it’s a whole ‘nutha thing to fill your entire broadcast days and print with unsubstantiated rumor and stories attributed to anonymous sources – if not outright lies – for the sole purpose of undermining Donald Trump’s presidency and ridiculing those who support him. That’s not news, that’s just serving as a propaganda ministry for the so-called “resistance” movement. (Which, BTW, is fine with me – just stop calling yourselves news and thinking yourselves as honest journalists, which you’re not – you’re just activists hawking lies and leftist propaganda). As Jazz Shaw points out in a recent Hot Air post, it doesn’t matter whose lives or reputations are destroyed so long as it furthers the narrative:

…But it does exemplify what now seems to be a hard and fast rule at the New York Times, the Washington Post and most cable news outlets. The MSM has a tendency to jump on stories they like (i.e. reports that reflect badly on the GOP/White House) without spending quite so much time verifying them as they would if the story didn’t support the narrative.

I understand that the news business in the age of social media is a competitive rush to publish and beat everyone else to the scoop. But you have a choice of either waiting to be sure you got the story right or jumping down the rabbit hole with everyone else. In this environment, you might get away with either, as long as you followed the same pattern consistently. But when you err on the side of caution for stories which might make Democrats look bad and leap into the void immediately on tales that tarnish the GOP (or specifically Donald Trump), you compound the problem.

If you don’t want to keep being accused of trafficking in Fake News, there’s a fairly simple remedy available. Do better.

If it were conservatives doing this kind of thing to liberals or progressives, I would be ashamed and be the first to call them on the carpet. But you know what? I’ve come to the opinion that we as conservatives simply don’t have the meanness, the viciousness, and the perfect ability for hatred that liberals and progressives exhibit on a daily basis. Their only religion is politics, it’s all they know or care about, and they live and die with it on a daily basis. It’s sad, and it’s pathetic. But that doesn’t mean I have to be dragged into playing their game, which I hereafter won’t. It’s not because I’m not willing to participate in a healthy debate over political opinion or the great issues of the day; it’s because for the liberal left it’s all about attacking and destroying anyone or anything that disagrees with, or sees things different than the way they do.

So going forward, I’m not putting up with any more of the liberal left’s bullshit. I’ve always been – and will always be – more than willing to hear someone else’s perspective out if offered in a rational and deliberate fashion, but there comes a point where you’re not just being disagreed with, you’re being attacked. So enough is enough. You don’t like President Trump? Fine. But don’t disrespect the office – at least when I’m around. I was hardly a supporter of Barack Obama, and I could be pretty hard on him and his taxpayer-mooching wife at times, but he was still my president. So if you want to diss Donald Trump, conservatives, and those who support him, at least do your homework first. If all you want to do is spout the same lies, disinformation, and bullshit purveyed by the likes of CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, and the Washington Post, take your frothing, irrational hatred somewhere else. To me, they’ve become the enemy of the people, purveyors of fake news who care only about pushing their own hateful ideology and narratives, vile and vicious cretins who will write anything, say anything, or do anything to destroy anyone or anything who refuses to submit to their dogma.

My view is this: anyone or anything that doesn’t respect my political views no longer respects me as a person. Therefore, there is no reason for me to continue to respect their political views nor they themselves. I wish it didn’t have to be this way. But after this weekend, I’ve come to realize you’re the ones who dealt the play, not me.

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 01:54 | Comments (0)

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