Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Anger Games

"Good anger gets you a gig as a CNN commentator. Bad anger gets you hounded out of your job. Good anger isn’t described as anger at all. Instead it’s linguistically whitewashed as “passionate” or “courageous”. Bad anger however is “worrying” or “dangerous”. Angry left-wing protesters “call out”, angry right-wing protesters “threaten”. Good anger is left-wing. Bad anger is right-wing." - Daniel Greenfield, writing at Sultan Knish

Double standard journalists now seem a bit paranoid

It seems journalists now fret that they may become targets of violence. Of course, they're already assessing blame if it happens.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer cites what he calls a potentially dangerous environment.

Others in media are going much farther:
The Atlantic’s Editor In Chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, on Wednesday said that he suspects that someone who listens to President Trump will see journalists as enemies of the state and carry out a violent attack against them. He said Trump would be responsible for such an attack.
The Trump White House may consider some of these journalists to be "enemies" of the people. But how many times have MSM "journalists" drummed up stories with allegations of Trump committing "treason"tried to get others to say it , or repeated baseless allegations to that affect (often based on now discredited allegations of Trump-Russia collusion)?

If, as Goldberg says, Trump's accountable for future attacks on journalists, shouldn't Democrats (and media) be held accountable for violence targeting Republican members of Congress. After all, Democrats have said Republicans will kill Americans by undoing Obamacare .

Also, by Goldberg's logic, shouldn't those in media, who've labeled or tried to label Trump as treasonous, be culpable if some takes a shot at Trump?

2nd Battle of Gettysburg may be taking shape

It would seem lines are forming once again at the historic Civil War battlefield site:
Reports that the anti-fascist group Antifa plans to burn Confederate flags and desecrate graves have prompted calls on social media for other groups to gather in Gettysburg to counter those protesters.
Kills me how seems to give credence to the notion that Antifa is "anti-fascist."

Antifa looks and acts the part of fascism,  using behaviors and tactics ripped from fascist play books. Perhaps Anfita thinks you won't notice because it self-labels as anti-fascist.

Breitbart has more on Gettysburg goings-on.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

More hard hitting CNN political reporting...

Obama wore blue jeans on vacation.


Full analysis on the ex-president's denim here, on the CNN Political page.

Self-inflicted wounds

"In the sixth month of Donald Trump’s presidency, we are witnessing an unprecedented meltdown of much of the media. Standards have been tossed overboard in a frenzy to bring down the president." - Michael Goodwin at the NY Post

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The end may be near

From Wikipedia 
"Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." - Proverbs 16:18

When bureaucrats assure you something can't happen, what they say can't happen may be just around the corner.
Yellen: Banks 'very much stronger'; another financial crisis not likely 'in our lifetime'
I put Yellen's sentiments right up there with "God himself could not sink this ship."

More busted than trusted

Not been a good week or two for CNN.

But to be fair, it's not just CNN that seems willing to destroy its credibility to keep dishing outlandish (and provably false) story lines about the alleged workings of some evil Russia menace.

And it's not just right-wingers willing to call out the recent instances of media bungling.

Actually, I'm not sure bungling is the right word. It's more than bungling when organisations disregard their own standards and practices, and repeatedly make mistakes so blatant that it's impossible not to see there's a multitude of systemic problems on-set and behind the scenes contributing to these very public failings.

It would appear the Democrats, who got much of the Russia hysteria rolling, have begun wising up, and are publicly distancing from anti-Russia story lines.

But the media?

Media seems hell bent to remain on its self destructive path.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Those bastards at the Fed

The Fed worked overtime to make Obama's economic disasters look like success.

Now it appears the Fed works overtime to undercut the Trump economy.

The Swamp is much wider, and the muck of it much deeper, than most realize.

The lunacy of Democrats

Via Twitter:

It's stupid stuff like this that excites a core of what's left of the Democrat base. But this stupid talk is also a key reason why the Democrat base continues to shrink. The Democratic Party has intentionally morphed itself into a small (and getting smaller) and marginalized resistance movement, and seems to have no aspirations to return to being a true broad-based national party.

Update: Speaking of Maxine Waters, here's something you probably wont see her tweet:
Black Unemployment At Lowest Level in 17 Years

Friday, June 23, 2017

Who said what, and when...

Did Grassley's comments make the cable news channels?

If not, why not?

BTW, I've yet to see anyone dispute the accuracy of Grassley's comments.

Sketchy goings on

From: TV Newser
I dunno.

Almost brings on a certain nostalgia for an era when TV news reporting didn't rely so much on cheap on-camera "gotcha" gimmicks.
CNN Sent a Sketch Artist to Today's White House Briefing

Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate...

It would appear last week's attempt at assassinating Republicans have not deterred additional talk of political violence. It would appear there are those on the left clamoring for more such things.

NBC News is among those reporting some comments from actor Johnny Depp:
“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” he asked a cheering crowd at the Glastonbury music festival in the U.K. on Thursday night. “Now I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it’s been awhile and maybe it’s time.”

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Gotta love the hastag here

Via Twitter:

Gun control failed again

It would appear some of the toughest gun control laws on the books, laws more stringent than Democrats profess to want on a national basis, failed to deter last week's would-be assassin targeting Republican members of Congress. 

Black hoodies are the new brown shirts

Strikes me, it's the self-labeled anti-fascists who have embraced the fascist model and tactics.

And violence is a big part of their game.

Dems still don't get it

Why is it so many Democrats can't accept their candidate lost. Why do so many Democrats insist on vilifying and attacking anyone who doesn't embrace their so-called progressive doctrine?

Democrats draw ever tighter exclusionary circles of who they accept as acceptable, and seemingly attack anyone outside those circles.

And then they get befuddled that they can't seem to win elections.

Go figure.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Easy target

Anybody still running Windows 7? 

If you are, you may rethink it after reading about the major hack at Hollywood's Larson Studios.

Via Variety:
They eventually pieced together how the attack had unfolded. The Dark Overlord had been scanning the internet for PCs running older versions of Windows that it could easily break into, and happened to stumble across an old computer at Larson Studios that was still running Windows 7. “They were basically just trolling around to see if they could find a computer that they could open,” Dondorf explained. “It wasn’t aimed at us.”

Monday, June 19, 2017

Duck and cover

It would appear the Young Democratic Socialists group at the University of Georgia have chosen to reorganize outside to the university framework, according to campus media. The move appears to follow the group coming under scrutiny by the university.

Something to think about

"A military that gives us Reality Winner and Chelsea Manning may not be as trustworthy as we think" - Joe Rosen, in a reader comment at Gates of Vienna

Friday, June 9, 2017


"James Comey’s reputation is shattered, and all by his own doing. And there is a certain sweetness in knowing that the man Comey hated, despised, and considered his moral and intellectual inferior, is the one who broke him." - Kurt Schlichter, at Townhall

Comey fizzles. Apparently not what MSM expected

Former FBI Director James Comey outed himself as a leaker, labeled himself a coward in testimony before a Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday.  A guy like that had no business being left in charge of the FBI. To his credit, Comey did debunk a big chunk of the MSM's anti-Trump reporting. But the reality of Thursday's  testimony will likely do little to stem the TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) affecting many in DC.

I did enjoy listening to NPR Thursday afternoon as the hosts inserted plenty of "what-ifs" and spun more potential conspiracy theory in attempts to make Comey's testimony look like a winner for the anti-Trump movement.  The usual NPR smuggness seemed to be missing, however.  I guess it's hard to sound smug when you're deliberately stretching as hard as they were.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Think Different

Consider the Trump presidency in light of an old Apple ad campaign.

It's the forces of political status quo that keep insisting Trump's the crazy one.

London jihadist was once an EU darling

Breitbart picks up on a report in Swedish media:

The Algerian suspected jihadist Farid Ikken, 40, was given the award in 2009 by the European Commission, the EU’s unelected executive branch, for a report about asylum seekers claiming healthcare in Sweden, Expressen reports.  
The “EU Commission’s National Journalist Prize Against Discrimination” was awarded to him for an article dealing with “asylum seekers who are not entitled to medical care and who are therefore forced to seek medical care, as well as healthcare staff and others who still provide health care to asylum seekers,” the Commission wrote in a statement. 

Most likely, those who bestowed the award were sure they were giving it to a "moderate" Muslim.

Also note that this London attacker is 40 years old. He's not some young impressionable. He's not someone who just walked in from Syria.

He looks more like part of a deeply entrenched 5th column.

He's not a lone wolf. Describing him as part of an emerging and escalating insurgency seems far more accurate.

Europe's days are numbered if present circumstances continue.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

I seldom sort laundry by color, but my wife does.

Found this in the lint trap today.

Layer of red and a layer of white topped by a layer of blue.
Or was it the other way around?

Reality Bites

It appears the recently indicted NSA contract worker accused of leaking a secret doc was a Bernie Sanders supporter. It's also reported she claimed to have a 30 minute private meeting with U.S. Sen. David Perdue earlier this year. 

I'm still curious about her name. Reality Winner. Was this given at birth, or something she adopted for herself somewhere later in life?

"Shoot them yourselves"

The Czech Republican advocates an armed citizenry to counter Europe's growing problem with Islamic terrorists.

EU officialdom, however, abhors the idea of citizens having guns within reach to defend themselves.

From the Washington Post earlier this year.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Understanding politicized/weaponized "science"

Bill Whittle does an excellent take-down of Bill Nye - the (psuedo) science guy, and other social tinkers hiding behind a veil of so-called science.

Whittle also dishes scientific data that clearly seems to out the Left's current man-made global warming hysteria as fraud, or at the very least, unproven and unlikely conjecture.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Spell checkers

It appears CNN misspelled "Chief" during a segment intended to make fun of Donald Trump's spelling abilities.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Nigel Farage, person of interest

This FBI probe into "Russian influence" gets nuttier.

No proof of criminal wrongdoing, but the UK Guardian reports the FBI fingers former UKIP leader Nigel Farage as a "person of interest" in its Trump/Russia probe.

Strikes me more as an attempt at political smear than a step forward in pursuing potential criminality.

Maybe the UK can now claim the US government is trying to influence UK politics.

Oh, wait.  Obama openly and personally try to sway the UK's BREXIT vote last year.

A progressive bubble dweller

"Imagine living in a bubble so impermeable it didn’t occur to you that retailing a photograph of a decapitated president’s head would be a horrendous career move.... That is the world Kathy Griffin lives in." - John Podhoretz in the NY Post