Sunday, December 15, 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019
Bernie Sanders once cited Taibbi as a journalist who "speaks truth to power."
Taibbi writes of turmoil in the federal government, a government that finds itself caught up in a "permanent coup."
I don’t believe most Americans have thought through what a successful campaign to oust Donald Trump would look like. Most casual news consumers can only think of it in terms of Mike Pence becoming president. The real problem would be the precedent of a de facto intelligence community veto over elections, using the lunatic spookworld brand of politics that has dominated the last three years of anti-Trump agitation.If Americans were still mostly a thinking people, thoughts like this would have dominated discussions three years ago.
Instead, we've been lead down a path the nation will likely long regret.
Also saw this on social media this morning. I pretty much hate how true is rings today:
Monday, September 16, 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Because too many coal plants were taken down too fast, without replacement capacity in place.
The warnings were plentiful.
This one from just last January:
The specter of white supremacy haunts America. Let us empower the government to crush it.
Just yesterday, “the deplorables” were to be deplored because they were “racist, sexist, homophobic,” clingers to “God and guns,” and Russian dupes to boot. Today, the agility and unanimity with which our politicians and media—heck, the ruling class—have shifted to indicting roughly 72 percent of the population as white supremacists, likely violent, would fill with envy their homologues in China, Cuba, North Korea, and other tyrannical places. By comparison, Joseph Goebbels had sloppy message discipline. Not even the Soviets in their salad days were so “on message!”
One may suppose that our ruling class merely intends to energize its constituencies and cower the opposition in the 2020 elections. But this is no game. Their proposals would impose pre-punishment for pre-crimes on persons accused or “suspected” of being a “white supremacist.” By whom? On the basis of what?
In practice, a “white supremacist” is anyone whom anyone in power dislikes enough to so label him. Who would accept being outlawed at will? Our ruling class plays with matches in a house drenched in gasoline.
The author is Andrew Codevilla, professor emeritus at Boston University, former U.S. Naval officer, a U.S. Foreign Services Officer, and a member of President-Elect Reagan’s Transition Teams within the U.S. Department of State. He served as a U.S. Senate staff member dealing with oversight of the U.S. intelligence services, and has held a professorial lecturer at Georgetown University and a Senior Research Fellow for the Hoover Institute at Stanford University.
Sunday, August 4, 2019
And seemed to have trouble deciding which they hated more: Capitalism or gendered pronouns.
A look into what happened during one part of the national convention of the Democratic Socialists of America in Atlanta this weekend. pic.twitter.com/bWekVQxPWV— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) August 4, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019
It's entitled "Easter Forecast: Increasing Cloudiness", and shows clouds of bunnies, chicks, eggs 'n such, some of which are partially obscuring an empty cross and a crown of thorns apparently embedded on an Eucharist wafer.
|Click to enlarge. Source: Library of Congress|
Pretty darn perceptive for something from 109 years ago.
Sunday, April 14, 2019
And he calls for changes in farming practices to "fight climate change."
Vlad Lennin and his Soviet inner circle shared a similar arrogance, and under Soviet 5-year agricultural plans, millions died of starvation in the early years of the Soviet Union.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
But it appears California gun owners took full advantage of the window that lawfully allowed them to buy larger magazines for their firearm.
I checked around some firearms accessory sites Friday morning, many were "sold out" of magazines.
So I have to wonder how many thousands of new mags are now in the hands of Californians, or are on their way after orders were placed prior to Friday's deadline.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Wrapping up the exit from metro Atlanta.
Lots of spring to-do stuff on the home in the mountains we bought last summer.
Looking at potentially putting another real estate project in motion.
Things should settle down later this month.
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Former far-left Ocasio-Cortez campaign aide Waleed Shahid:— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 14, 2019
"Democracy should mean taking power and wealth from those who hoard it and making sure it belongs to everyone." pic.twitter.com/lHL95YKllg
He boasted that he chose to use firearms so he could influence politics in the US.
He wrote that he wanted to "create conflict between the two ideologies within the United States on the ownership of firearms in order to further the social, cultural, political and racial divide".
And he ranted about his hopes that “this conflict over the 2nd amendment and the attempted removal of firearms rights will ultimately result in a civil war that will eventually balkanize the US along political, cultural and, most importantly, racial lines.”
Friday, March 8, 2019
So just to be clear: A Somali-American Democrat engages in repeated anti-Semitism, and Democrats pass a resolution that condemns "white supremacists" (and gets in a reference to Charlottesville).— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) March 7, 2019
Not sure where Democrats think they're going ahead of the 2020 election cycle, but becoming the party of infanticide, or the party that tries to sugar-coat and excuse anti-Semitic behavior within its congressional delegatioon, isn't anything near as appealing to voters as Barack Obama's dreamy "Hope and Change."
Thursday, March 7, 2019
The Democrat political calculus of infanticide is so brutally grim that it makes the infant exposure of their spiritual pagan forebears seem almost humane.
Population increases in states like New York are driven by immigration. First generation immigrants are the safest political bets for Democrats. As the generations pass, the immigrants become worse bets.
The safest pathway to a permanent Democrat majority is abortion and open borders.
Global Warming provides the perfect political cover for a policy of suppressing births and promoting migration. Abortion will reduce our carbon footprint even as we welcome in “climate refugees”.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Via The Babylon Bee:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Yesterday the long-awaited congressional testimony of expert witness Detective Pikachu took place on Capitol Hill. There have long been allegations against President Trump of connections to organized crime---particularly Team Rocket---and Detective Pikachu laid out all the evidence he had to bolster that claim.
Monday, March 4, 2019
Pompous little twit. You don’t have a plan to grow food for 8 billion people without fossil fuels, or get the food into the cities. Horses? If fossil fuels were banned every tree in the world would be cut down for fuel for cooking and heating. You would bring about mass death.— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) February 23, 2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Friday, March 1, 2019
In a closed-door session, a frustrated Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lashed out at about two dozen mVia oderates and pressured them to get on board. “We are either a team or we’re not, and we have to make that decision,” Pelosi said, according to two people present but not authorized to discuss the remarks publicly.
But Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the unquestioned media superstar of the freshman class, upped the ante, admonishing the moderates and indicating she would help liberal activists unseat them in the 2020 election.
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Meanwhile, the whole narrative that got the thing rolling seems pretty much been debunked.
A couple of thoughts I've picked from others as the report release nears:
"The #Resistance has been losing bigly in recent days as each new “bombshell” it manufactures turns out only to reveal its modus operandi, which is that the end justifies the means — the end being to evict the wicked Mr. Trump from office and the means being dishonesty and bad faith in its use of the government’s prosecutorial machinery." - James Howard Kunstler
"For more than two years, the United States and the world have had two competing narratives: that an elected president of the United States was a Russian agent whom the Kremlin helped elect; and its rival narrative that senior officials of the Justice Department, FBI, CIA, and other national intelligence organizations had repeatedly lied under oath, misinformed federal officials, and meddled in partisan political matters illegally and unconstitutionally and had effectively tried to influence the outcome of a presidential election, and then undo its result by falsely propagating the first narrative. It is now obvious and indisputable that the second narrative is the correct one." - Conrad Black, at the Daily Mail
Stay tuned folks. Things might get real interesting real fast.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
On the other hand, this recent story, with a suspect in custody, didn't seem to get much traction at all:
Man allegedly pulls gun on couple wearing MAGA hats at Sam's Club: 'This is a good day for you to die'
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Via Chicago Sun-Times, on last week's mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois:
Court records show Martin was convicted of aggravated assault in the stabbing of a woman in Mississippi in 1995. He’d also been arrested six times previously by Aurora police, most recently in 2008 for violating an order of protection, Ziman revealed Saturday.
Ziman said the assault conviction might not have appeared on a criminal background check when Martin applied and was approved in January 2014 for a Firearm Owners Identification card.
In March of that year, Martin applied to buy a handgun from an Aurora gun dealer, and he was approved within five days.
Five days after that, Martin applied for a concealed carry permit. When Martin’s felony conviction was discovered during the background check for that license, his application was denied and his FOID card was revoked.
However, his Smith & Wesson handgun — the same weapon used in Friday’s shooting — was never confiscated.More background checks aren't the answer.
How 'bout we get a government that will effectively use laws already on the books?
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019
"It’s already underway. I’ve had detectives in and out of my office all day today. We were starting with some comments, some threats that were made in state, because those are people we don’t even have to extradite, and we are moving on to the ones that are out of state. We’ve had the detective that works in my office [who has] already been busy issuing grand jury subpoenas and composing search warrants for detectives at other agencies." - Kenton County (Kentucky) prosecutor Rob Sanders
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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
CNN's Cuomo: “Mueller didn’t do the media any favors tonight and he did do Trump one...this allows them to say, ‘You can’t believe it. You can’t believe what you read, you can’t believe what you hear, you can only believe us. Even the SC says that the media doesn’t get it right'” pic.twitter.com/SgJG5INo5s— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 19, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Actually... last ten has seen the Euro in a bear market vs the dollar and the ECB was forced to borrow trillions of $ to stabilize it from collapse. Happy 2019 you drunk. https://t.co/nXBIcyGAZB— Live Monitor (@amlivemon) January 1, 2019