Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Seems to me, this may be a milestone on the road to deeper conflict

We crossed a huge red line this week when we saw how eager media was to smear teens on a field trip in Washington DC.

Some of the kids were wearing MAGA hats, so that justifies targeting them with a smear. That seems to be how media played it.

Even the kids school threw its students under the bus until one of the student's parents hired a crisis management PR team to push back.

And it wasn't long afterword it was exposed about deceptive, deep and ugly the smear was.

The teens didn't approach and harass a party of native American activists. It was the native Americans who made the first move, who got in the kids' faces.

And we still don't know who first put the video and distorted narrative online, only that it came by way of a shadowy Twitter account that may have been operated outside the country... perhaps by an activist or foreign entity troll farm. But it seems pretty clear media didn't care where it came from, they just repeated the hoaxy, smearing narrative to a wider national audience - apparently without making a move to vet the claims presented on social media.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Wet and blustery evening

Rainy and windy on the mountain. Just hoping the rain stops, and wind dries things up before freezing temps arrive sometime early tomorrow morning. That's the downside of mountain top living. Any chance of ice on the roads means it's best to stay put until thaw arrives. Sliding off the road up here can mean either brushing against a mountainside, or going off one.

Media irritated the lie got outed

CNN's Chris Cuomo seen outraged that Mueller would dare to out a fake story the media loved and breathlessly promoted.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sounds familiar

 “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one." - Ezekiel 22:30

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Evidence of growing economic output makes the left cringe

The Left wants you to see "higher carbon output" as a cause for concern or panic.

Reality is, the sources of the carbon (power and industrial plants, trucks and aircraft) aren't running "dirtier" than they have been.

They're just running at high capacity, logging more hours, producing or moving more economic goods.

I find the new carbon stats encouraging. Hard evidence of real economic growth.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Smile for the cameras!

"It’s Nancy Pelosi’s smile that gets me…oh, and not in a good way. It’s a smile that is actually the opposite of what a smile is supposed to do: signal good will and good faith. Nancy’s smile is full of malice and bad faith, like the smiles on representations of Shiva-the-Destroyer and Huitzilopochtli, the Aztec sun god who demanded thousands of human hearts to eat, lest he bring on the end of the world." - James Howard Kunstler

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Europe remains in denial

A taste of it, via Twitter...

Welcome to 2019

There's a growing consensus we may officially be in an economic recession before it's over.  

Monday, December 31, 2018

Opening the door to 2019... Not for the faint of heart

"My view is that Mr. Mueller has run a colossal cover-your-ass operation for the many documented misdeeds among the FBI and DOJ in cooking up this mess starting in the spring of 2016." - James Howard Kunstler

The above is part of Kunstler's year end piece that also shares his outlook for the coming 2019.

Can't say I agree with all of it, but I suspect he's dead-on with some of the gloom-and-doom he sees ahead.

An amazing piece of propaganda

First an alarmist headline.
Teachers Quit Jobs at Highest Rate on Record
Then dig deeper, it doesn't seem such an alarming circumstance after all.

Many of the "departing" teachers are departing for other school systems, according to the Wall Street Journal article. Maybe one that pays better, maybe a teaching post closer to home. Maybe some other reason. But a significant number are only exchanging one teaching job for another.

Also note, in the article, that far fewer teachers are departing teaching jobs than is the norm in other occupations.

And, according to the Journal,  stats used to alarmingly declare "most on record" only go back 17 years.
In the first 10 months of 2018, public educators quit at an average rate of 83 per 10,000 a month, according to the Labor Department. While that is still well below the rate for American workers overall—231 voluntary departures per 10,000 workers in 2018—it is the highest rate for public educators since such records began in 2001.
In  good economy, people often step up to better jobs, ones that bring more income, better working conditions. The Wall Street Journal acts as if this is something to be alarmed over.

Used to be, the Wall Street Journal cut through this kind of B-S.

This article is spun more like propaganda than analytical reporting.

The anti-American dream

Invest a dozen minutes, take this in...

Friday, December 21, 2018

Deep State not happy with Trump

Via Twitter: