Friday, December 30, 2016

The Soros fueled Democrat implosion

Daniel Greenfield writes:
The left did not mourn the mass destruction of the moderates. Instead it celebrated the growing purity of the Democrats as a movement of the hard left. It did not notice or care that it was no longer a political force outside a limited number of cities. It anticipated that voters would have no choice but to choose it over the "extremist" Republicans. 
It proved to be very, very wrong. 
Of course, Democrats will tell you they lost because of the Russians. Or the FBI.   Or the FBI. Or lazy millennials. Or (Fill in the blank).

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Still a snake in the grass

Paul Ryan has to know Obama's actions are more about impeding a Trump transition than they are about policing the Russians.

And yet, he is, at best, fence sitting...
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., thinks the Obama administration was justified in retaliating Thursday against Russia with sanctions for interfering with U.S. institutions. But he said it should’ve been done long ago.
Ryan should be watched closely.  Congress would do well to ditch him before he becomes another full-fledged Boehner.

Inauguration forecast calls for cold, with chance of fascist-like outbreaks

Staged disruptions and street violence were big parts of the ground game in the rise of 1930s European fascism.

If this report is accurate, it sounds like disgruntled progressives have designs on disrupting a U.S. inauguration using Mussolini-like tactics.

Of course, there's a big difference between saying or planning and doing.

The Left's touted big plans for street actions before, only to see them fizzle far short of intended thresholds, or never take place at all.

Obama still harping on a Russian election hack

The Hill notes:
Obama has asked the public to take the assessment of Russian interference largely on faith, suggesting that the American people already know everything they need to know to accept the conclusions of the CIA report.
He must think we're extremely stupid.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Caught my eye...

On Twitter:

New jobs

Now that Obama's exiting, and Hillary's no longer a threat on the horizon, it seems more companies are adding workers.

And not just part time wait staff or burger flippers.

Count the Washington Post in on that. The Post has announced plans to create around 60 new journalism jobs in 2017, according to Politico.

Economic confidence is rising. And pro-business policies of the incoming Trump administration are a big part of that. Just don't expect MSM to openly mention a Trump inspired wave of confidence as they begin rolling out more stories of new, career focused job creation.


Apparently there's a rapper in Atlanta who claims he's bulletproof as he lays in a hospital recovering from a gunshot wound.

Not his first, I might add.

Seems to me, he's more bullet prone than bullet proof.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Rising confidence

"American households are expecting a Donald Trump administration to deliver." - Michelle Jamrisko, writing at Bloomberg News.

Consumer confidence now reported to be at its highest level since August 2001.

An AP poll also sees Americans expecting better things in 2017.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Chessie cat enjoys the quiet of Christmas morning. And wonders why most the humans in the house seem to be oversleeping. It's 8:15am. Where is everyone?

Thursday, December 22, 2016

More "hate crimes" that crumble under scrutiny

This one from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor: Police say the reported threat against a Muslim woman demanding that she remove her hijab didn't happen.

From New York, the guy accused of spray painting Nazi and KKK graffiti doesn't look much like a stereotypical white supremacist. Strikes me, he's more like a false-flagger.

And it turns out that a member of the congregation has been charged with the burning of a black church in Mississippi. The words "vote Trump" were also scrawled on the structure at the time of the arson. Mississippi's Insurance Commissioner now says the crime does not appear politically motivated, but was likely intended to appear that way.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Seriously, people...

How long will Democrats keep feeding anti-Trump hysteria?

Will the death toll rise if they keep feeding the madness?

From the NY Daily News:
An Ithaca man accused of fatally shooting a UPS driver outside a Walmart claimed he shot and killed Donald Trump during a court appearance Monday. 
Justin Barkley, 38, stood before Judge John Rowley and said he knew where President-elect Donald Trump would be on Dec 8. He then waited for him outside of a Walmart where he said he allegedly killed him, according to the Ithaca Voice.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas advert

The Brits, it seems, take their Christmas advertisements quite seriously.

This one's from last year, for a supermarket chain called Sainsbury's.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Two more "hate crimes" take twists...

Late last month in Cincinnati,  a couple claimed their rental property was vandalized because they were a mix-race couple. Racist graffiti was part of the vandalism.

Turns out, a former tenant is now charged with doing the damage, a recent eviction, not race, appears to be primary motive.

The couple didn't deserve what was done to the house. But how thoroughly did they check out the tenant and his girlfriend prior to their move-in? Online records in Hamilton County, Ohio seemingly show the tenants racked up a long list of previous evictions, and the guy that's charged has a history of criminal vandalism.

Landlording's a tough biz. And there's a bunch of wackos out there who will take advantage of those who don't thoroughly vet prospective tenants.


Then there's this gem out of New York.

Police say a Muslim teen made up a story about being accosted by white guys invoking Trump's name. Report says the female teen made up the story in an attempt to avoid curfew punishment at home after a night of drinking with friends.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Cyber hack claims seem more dubious

Shadowy innuendo. Leaks to Democrat-sympathetic media.

But when it comes to the allegations and innuendo concerning supposed Russian attempts to cyber hack the U.S. election, Obama-directed intel agencies refuse to brief Congress on what they know or what they suspect.

Just a few weeks ago, Vice President Joe Biden was threatening a cyber-war with Russia over its alleged role in campaign or election hacking. But the same administration seems to muzzle or gag intel agencies when Congress asks to hear the scoop direct.

Something's fishy.

And it's getting fishier.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Another election loser heard from...

Some interesting speculation, and exchanges, via Twitter.

And this...

What are the odds Evan McMullin and his allies still play spoiler games for the oligarchy?

Might explain why Republicans like McCain or Ryan were so quick to join Democrats jumping in on Russian hacking speculation.

The crazy lingers on...

If the CIA is really "confident" Russia "hacked" the U.S. election, it perhaps raises more questions about the CIA than it does the election or its outcome.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Ho Ho Ho

Just in case someone does venture up this way...

Or to enlighten passing deer or bears who may not be introduced to suburban style outside Christmas decor...

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Fresh fallen firewood

Aged maple logs making for a great fire
It was 20 degrees outside when I built a fire this morning... but it wasn't long before a smoky smell started becoming noticeable.

As expected, some of the wood we cut and split earlier this year hasn't seasoned enough to reduce its smoky smell when burned.

On the bright side, the recent wind storm on the mountain felled the top of an long dead tree, likely a maple.  So I grabbed the chainsaw and made short work of cutting the downed tree top into 18-inch lengths.

The old tree's burning just right. Being a (suspected) maple, it seems to burn hotter than than smoky oak I started with. Yet at the same time, it's putting out less flames, and takes its time as it burns.

Guess I should consider taking the rest that old tree down when it warms up a bit early next week. Gotta buy some time waiting for some of the other stuff to season a bit.

Child's play

Iranian style.

Via the UK Sun:
The City of Games for Revolutionary Children park lets youngsters dress up in full combat gear and pretend to be attacking Iran’s enemies like Israel and the West.  
They are shown how to fire plastic bullets and artillery shells at US flags and at an effigy of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Did the billions dispatched to Iran by Obama and Kerry help to build this?

The Sun article (linked above) has photos.

"Must haves"?

In a Christmas sales pitch, an online retailer sent me an email touting "100 must-have bug-out bag essentials."

Pack all that stuff in a bug-out bag, along with some clothes and food, and I bet it's gonna be too heavy to bug out with.

Somebody tried to hack my state's voter data

Georgia's Secretary of State reports an attempted hacking of the state's voter registration rolls.

It wasn't Russians who attempted the hack.

Via PC World:
Georgia's secretary of state says the state was hit with an attempted hack of its voter registration database from an IP address linked to the federal Department of Homeland Security.
Article goes on to say Georgia's reportedly been resisting offers of cyber security assistance from DHS, believing such offers to be an intrusion on authority bestowed to the states under the Constitution.  

Ignoring a class of "hate crime" victims

It seems Southern Poverty Law Center's been caught skewing data to fit an anti-Trump narrative.

Via the NY Post:
At least 2,000 educators around the country reported racist slurs and other derogatory language leveled against white students in the first days after Donald Trump was elected president. But the group that surveyed the teachers didn’t publish the results in its report on Trump-related “hate crimes.”

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Busy times...

Building/re-balancing stock portfolios. The stock market continues to perform. But my fear of heights is also well past the kicking-in stage.

Had repairs done to the cabin roof. Had a few leaks there, primarily due to age, but recent windstorm aggravated the issues.

More grounds clearing at the cabin. Can now see down to the small stream at the edge of the property.

Catching up on things at home as well, things kinda got away from me being off in the mountains so much.

Expecting to blog more regularly now that things seem to be settling down.

There's still a bunch of people I deal with on social media who remain rabidly anti-Trump. They keep touting his "hate." Best I can tell, the most tangible thing coming from the Trump transition team is jobs, and potential for more jobs, to return to the U.S. Makes me wonder where our economy, and overall political outlook would be if we'd elected a Trump in 2008 instead of an Obama. I also suspect a lot of the current divide we see in America and its politics is a result of the Obama era sluggish economy. Gotta wonder if the division will decline as an economy heats up, if that's what's in the cards.

As seen in the NY Post...

“The Democratic Party has become a coastal elitist club and if there is any decision or discussion made to broaden that within the ranks it is squashed,” said Dane Strother, a legendary Washington, DC-based Democratic strategist