Tuesday, July 31, 2018


Last week, news outlets celebrated and defended CNN's Kaitlan Collins for asking questions when none were being taken at a White House event.

Apparently, Collins has shouted questions before. But didn't get much notice, certainly didn't see others rally around her practice, when she was working for a "right wing" outlet last year.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Rapists and murderers are in the mix

Judicial Watch: New HHS Documents Reveal that ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children’ Processed During Obama Years Included Violent Criminals, Drug Smugglers, and Human Traffickers

Lest naysayers insist Judicial Watch is a "right-wing" group, information in the write-up is based on government documents generated during the Obama administration, and obtained by way of an open records request covering a period May 1, 2014 through November 12, 2014. Used to be major news media did this kind of reporting. You don't see much of this kind of stuff from major media anymore. I'm not sure major media even remembers how this kind of stuff is done. Selective memory perhaps. This material should have come to light years ago.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Words to the wise

Via Twitter:

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

What would Mussolini do?

Mussolini rose to power in Italy because his street thugs used tactics similar to Occupy ICE in Portland, Oregon. Italian fascists extended their influence by targeting not only opponents, but also those who dared to give them aid and comfort.

Via KGW:
Julie and Scott Hakes, owners of The Happy Camper Food and Coffee Bar, say they no longer feel safe in the neighborhood after their daughter, who works at the cart, was repeatedly threatened. They plan to sell the cart... Scott Hakes said some of the protesters told his daughter they would hurt her. He said the threats got worse after his daughter sold food to a DHS officer.

Yeah, it's doctored. So what?

Via Twitter:

Timely warning

"In the spirit of 'last call', top off your preps. Now. The chaos, violence   and unraveling of all things financial is accelerating . The Wave of 2016 put the ruling class in emergency 'take no prisoners' mode . They've taken off the mask and are determined to pull the roof down if they don't get their way." - Ol' Remus, at the Woodpile Report

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Rigged? That's impossible!

Saw this on Facebook:

Whatever Democrats say now, remember:

"There is no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America's elections, in part because they are so decentralized and the number of votes involved. There is no evidence that that has happened in the past, or that there are instances that that could happen this time." - President Barack Obama, October 2016.

The Obama quote came two months after Obama's White House told those who advocated for counter measures against Russian hacking to "stand down."

Why isn't Obama under investigation instead of Trump?

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Russian hackers, they say

Timing of Friday's DOJ announcement about Russian hackers is suspect.

Announcement of the indictment of Russian entities detracted from Trump's visit to the UK and his upcoming summit with Putin.

Perhaps more importantly, it gave US media an excuse to drop talking about Peter Strok's disastrous appearance before Congress.

By the way, if Russians did half the hacking they're now accused of, why didn't Obama do something about it? The Obama White House knew something big was happening.

A "stand down" order doesn't count as doing something.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Democrat flashback

'We must become the party of economic rebirth, of economic nationalism, of economic patriotism... It means reaching out to the business community of America (and) seeing business as our ally against the foreign threat. American business is not our enemy.' - Paul Tsongas (D-Ma), as he prepared to announce his candidacy for president, April 1991.

"We love our neighbors"

Anti-ICE protesters make complete fools of themselves, as they proclaim solidarity with those inside a house where ICE conducted a raid.

Police later said the raid was in regards to an investigation of a child sex human trafficking ring.

San Fran TV have the story out of Oakland.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A final thought on the 4th

I've seen this, and others similar, all over social media today.

Independence Day

Repost from Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Spirit of '76

July 4th isn't intended to be a military-themed holiday. And it's far more than picnics and fireworks.

Independence Day should honor the nation's citizens who chose to rise up, threw off the shackles of tyranny, and marched to the drum beat of liberty. And it should celebrate those who hold true to the spirit that gave birth to these United States.

Spirit of '76 parade, circa 1900
Bain News Service photo collection/Library of Congress

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Behind on my reading

But this merits notation:
Everybody always wonders where the next really big war/disaster/crisis is going to be coming from. You're getting all three of the above at once. It'll be coming from Mexico. You heard it here first.

And it's not just Mexico.

Daniel Ortega's Nicaragua looks like it's already in the opening rounds of civil war.

Venezuela's down for the count.

Trump was ahead of the game. Trump wanted a wall.

Democrats and most Republicans didn't want to see it.

Actually, there are Democrats and other progressives, whether they say it directly or not, who seem eager to see the revolutionary spirits to our south spill over into our territories.