Friday, June 30, 2017

CNBC's Jake Novak says Trump finally came to his senses with Obamacare "clean" repeal tweet


[I]n a tweet Friday morning, President Trump strongly suggested the Republicans just repeal Obamacare and worry about the replacement later. Thank you for finally coming to your senses, Mr. President!

Dan Bongino for Sean Hannity brings on Mark Meadows to talk about Obamacare repeal, and do they discuss Trump's clean repeal tweet?

No. Zip, zero, nada, bupkis.

Unbelievable.

Worthless.

This is talk radio malpractice.

OK, we're basically 0-5: Neither Michael Savage nor Dan Bongino on Hannity are leading with Obamacare repeal

We'll see about Levin in three hours.

It's pretty disappointing that conservative talk radio can't follow President Trump's talking points even when he spells them out on Twitter.

Trump has made a YUGE move to the right and everybody's just shrugging their shoulders today.


Gallup: Middle-class self-identification normalizes at 62%, same as in 2003 after bottoming out at 50% under Obama



Mark Belling turns to Trump Obamacare repeal tweet

Finally. Right now.

We didn't elect a king to worship like Obama's slaves worship him, we elected a fighter


Not to be outdone by P. J. O'Rourke, libertarian Mark Perry also genuflects toward the hypocritical French today

Namely toward Frederic Bastiat, here, who wrote against "legal plunder", never once mentioning that the estate off of which Bastiat derived his living had been stolen from the aristocracy during the French Revolution.

Mark Perry is not just a one-off, either. Bastiat is a hero to libertarians generally. For example, to Rep. Justin Amash, who not coincidentally owes his fortune to the family business in tools, which are manufactured in China, not the united States.

Protestations against legal plunder, my foot.

And Mark Belling also wastes our time defending Trump in L'Affaire Joe Mangina

Filling in for Rush Limbaugh today.

Trump hands off the rhetorical baton on repeal of Obamacare, and so far today 3 talk radio hosts have dropped it.

Trump moves far right on Obamacare, morning talk radio gives us crickets

Both Laura Ingraham and Chris Plante had more important things to talk about today than President Donald Trump expressing willingness to forego Obamacare replacement for simple repeal.

Idiots.

P. J. O'Rourke discovers the limits of individualism, gets wet for (French) state capitalism

Arianespace.

Here.

When regular capitalism won't do, there's always the comparatively smaller French state capitalism:

"An individual could not build a rocket like these, no matter what his wealth or how much time he was allotted." 

Hey, P. J., would it be too much to ask you at least to admire our own?

Yes, it would be from a frog-licker.



Justin "Might as well be a Democrat" Amash also voted against "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act"

Amash and six other Republicans (Curbelo of FL, Diaz-Balart, Donovan, King of NY, Reichert, Ros Lehtinen) went down to defeat with 188 Democrats.

HR 3003.


Republicans Chaffetz, Gosar, Long, Mark Meadows, Nunes, Scalise, Smith (NJ) and Stivers did not vote.

Defeated Leader of the Party of Street Violence and Abortion Death calls the kettle black


Laura Ingraham is ripping Justin Amash as an embarrassment right now, the only Republican to vote against Kate's Law

HR 3004.

If you're a big fan of John Locke, you're not a conservative

Read What is Conservatism? to understand why.

FINALLY: Trump tweets support for full repeal of Obamacare without "replace"


Send him HR 3762, stat.

Laugh of the Day: Traitor Joe is bleeding from his mangina

Seen here, in the comments section.

"Sorry mom"!

The servile Kim Strassel has no fight in her, thinks the Senate healthcare bill simply comes down to pre-existing conditions

From the story here, where Strassel counsels bowing to federal mandates, which means bowing to the left-wing extremist who bankrupted America:

Republicans lost this argument nearly a decade ago, when Mr. Obama won. More than 90% of Senate Republicans understand this.

Which is another way of saying that protections for pre-existing conditions are here to stay, and conservatives face a choice. They can work with their colleagues to minimize the costs of the mandates (there are innovative ways to do this) and build in different free-market reforms to lower premiums. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the current Senate bill will reduce premiums by about 30%, and the GOP can and should build on this.

Yes, the simple solution is always to bow, to submit, whether to the king, or to Allah.

Real Americans don't settle for easy.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Elmo says Syrian children like to learn just like Elmo, learns how to submit to Allah in prayer

Story here.

Walmart bathrooms evidently don't get a very thorough daily cleaning


Your fair share in taxes in 2015 was 21.3%: Did you pay it?


Obama expanded Medicaid on the backs of taxpayers who also buy health insurance, making them pay twice

Betsy McCaughey, here:

Who's picking up the tab for this vast Medicaid expansion? You. Worse, you pay twice -- once as a taxpayer, and then again as an insurance consumer. Families with private insurance pay $1,500 to $2,000 or more in added premiums yearly already to keep Medicaid afloat. The more Medicaid expands, the higher their premiums will go. That's because Medicaid shortchanges hospitals and doctors, paying less than the actual cost of care. They make up for it by shifting the costs onto privately insured patients. Ouch.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

For some unknown reason The American Conservative decided to remind us today about the crack-up of Bruce Bartlett

They reran his 2012 piece detailing his several intellectual crises, in which the libertarian finally gave up and became the liberal, although he denies it.

Nostalgia on the editors part, no doubt, for wound-licking in defeat.

Day 159


Obama October 2016: The idea the election is rigged "happens to be based on no facts"

Imagine that. No facts! Even though his intelligence community says there are facts! So sure was he that Hillary would win.

Here (the provided transcript occasionally fails to represent exactly what Obama actually said):

"I have never seen in my lifetime or in modern political history, any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place. It is unprecedented. It happens to be based on no fact. Every expert regardless of political party... who has ever examined these issues in a serious way will tell you that instances of significant voter fraud are not to be found. Keep in mind elections are run by state and local officials."

Just words, no doubt.



Laugh of the Day 2.0: Obama said no serious person would suggest you could rig America's elections

Except for Trump, after which Hillary took the bait, as did the DNC, and then the Obama intelligence community and the entire establishment media, all blaming Russia for interfering and causing Hillary to lose in the process.

Here, in the Rose Garden three weeks before Election 2016:

Obama echoed those sentiments Tuesday, saying there's "no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America's elections." ... "It doesn't really show the kind of leadership and toughness that you'd want out of a president. You start whining before the game's even over? If whenever things are going badly for you and you lose you start blaming somebody else? Then you don't have what it takes to be in this job," Obama said. 

You said it, buddy.

How to reform Medicaid before Obamacare is even repealed and save $48.3 billion: Kick out all the illegal aliens

We don't need no stinkin' Medicaid
CIS estimates that 51% of illegal aliens are enrolled in Medicaid, here.

That's 6.12 million illegals receiving Medicaid out of 70 million total receiving Medicaid in 2015.

Medicaid outlays in 2015 came to $552 billion, or $7,886 each. 

Bernie Sanders says his wife Jane is the most honest person he knows


Hm, does that include Hillary?

Laugh of the Day: The S&P 500 since CNBC's Jim Cramer's panicked "sell" on NBC on October 6, 2008


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The French are building a wall . . . around the Eiffel Tower

And you thought no one had their priorities straight.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Supreme Court to hear Trump travel ban case in October, lifts injunctions giving Trump a big victory

From the story here, nineteen lines in:

The action by the court is a victory for President Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his presidency so far.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

If Trump wants to win on Obamacare, he should propose a Medicaid tax in exchange for repeal

If Trump wants to win on Obamacare, he should propose a Medicaid tax in exchange for repeal of Obamacare's individual and corporate mandates instead of the stinker bill now being proposed by the Republicans in the Senate.

That way those of us who can obtain real insurance like we did before will obtain it again but at a cheaper cost than now, and those who can't will still have Medicaid, but funded by dead certain payrolls instead of the hodge podge of state and federal funding now.

Because of Obamacare, those who have insurance are subsidizing at enormous expense to themselves those who have become covered since 2009 under the plan, mostly under Medicaid. Medicaid alone has swelled by 25 million people thanks to Obamacare. It's a massive income redistribution scheme from those who have insurance to those who don't, which is manifestly unfair. There are easily 48 million people in this country making less than $15,000 a year who have no skin in this game yet qualify for Medicaid.

The answer, short of returning to the status quo ante where millions are kicked off of Medicaid, is to make more people pay their fair share. This means taxing every dollar of compensation with a Medicaid tax, just like we do with Medicare. The burden should be born by everyone, including those now receiving Medicaid.

Currently we have about 55.5 million enrolled in Medicare, supported by a 1.45% payroll tax. It isn't enough support, but there it is.

Medicaid on the other hand has exploded under Obamacare to coverage of 75 million, but state budgets, like individuals' budgets under Obamacare's outrageously expensive health insurance, are breaking badly under the burden. 33 will fall short of revenue targets in the current fiscal year.

The proportional Medicaid payroll tax rate implied by 75 million program participants is at least 1.95%.

This is Trump's opportunity to put Medicaid on a sounder footing.

Republicans won't like this plan because it involves a new tax, even though many people are already paying this tax to one degree or another depending on their tax obligation in their state of residence. The revenues, insufficient as they are, are already collected at the state level, but variably.

So it's not really a new tax. It's a new collector.

Democrats ought to love this idea, for the obvious reason. It codifies the nation's "obligation" to the poor's healthcare in the form of a tax, just as Medicare codifies the nation's obligation to the elderly's healthcare. With it they can claim Obamacare is still the law of the land in some form.

Pelosi and the House Democrats are well positioned to deliver this in the form of a bill to send to the more evenly divided Senate because Paul Ryan and a coalition of 75 or so liberal Republicans could get it over the goal line, just like they did so many times before in league with the Democrats, making an end run around the House conservatives.

The Senate would go for the bill because it is simply more liberal all around. Democrats there would vote for this, along with liberal Republicans.

Trump needs to get this done and off the table.

We've been arguing about it now in earnest for 8 years already and are just plain sick of it.

Enough already!

Repeal Obamacare root and branch, and institute a Medicaid tax.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Modern economists are unfamiliar with the Christian, his horse, plow, ax and box of dynamite


California, home of the 9th Circuit which shot down Trump's travel ban, bans travel to 8 states

From the story here:

California is restricting publicly funded travel to four more states because of recent laws that leaders here view as discriminatory against gay and transgender people. All totaled, California now bans most state-funded travel to eight states. The new additions to California’s restricted travel list are Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and South Dakota. They join Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee as states already subjected to the ban.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wind energy turbines kill 368,000 birds annually, but kitties kill far more

Reported here in early 2015:

Now, federal wildlife officials are cracking down on wind farms caught killing bats and birds. A peer-reviewed study issued last summer estimated turbines kill as many as 368,000 birds annually. ... House cats kill at least 1.4 billion birds annually, and possibly up to 3.7 billion birds, according to a 2013 federal study. And a single natural-gas flare at a liquid natural gas plant in Canada killed an estimated 7,500 birds in a single night.

38% of Americans shun crowds in 2017, up from 23% in 2006

Gallup poll, here.

Laugh of the Day 2.0: Karen Handel wins by nearly 4 points in Georgia, Rachel Madcow blames the weather

Story here.

Laugh of the Day: Mueller to investigate whether Republican winner in Georgia last night colluded with Russia


63% of Hispanic immigrants are illiterate in English, 41% of all immigrants are

Story here.

Democrats and Republicans look set to agree on something: A ban on travel to North Korea

Story here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Uh oh, Trump gives up on China doing anything about North Korea after just two months

Trump met with Xi Jinping in April, here, after which he expressed the hope that China would lean on Fatboy.

Didn't work, but he sure didn't give it very long now did he?

Tucker Carlson skewers the libertarianism of Bret Stephens, who thinks you are nothing but a widget in the machine of global capitalism

Here:

He also shows little care for Americans as anything besides units of economic productivity, widgets to fuel the machine of global capitalism that pays Bret Stephens many thousands a year to write mediocre opinion columns in a dying newspaper. 

Finally somebody at National Review gives libertarianism the what-for and really, truly gets it


The alliance that has united conservatives and libertarians in common cause against bureaucratic bloat and its soft despotism is crumbling; indeed, it could never be maintained. The identity confusion that manifested as the splintering of the Right into neo-conservatives, paleo-conservatives, crunchy conservatives, tea-partiers, Trumpists, and all the rest is, in large part, the tension between the conservative and the libertarian minds. The individualism and myopia of the libertarian vision of society — atomized individuals self-defined and free from every native context in a world where everything is earned and nature mastered — is at fundamental odds with the conservative reverence for ties to family, place, and history, with its hope for nature in harmony, man’s with himself and the rest of creation. ... the fissure widens and the semantic gap between “liberal” and “libertarian” shrinks . . ..

Monday, June 19, 2017

SECDEF Mad Dog Mattis is mad as a hatter: Imposes mandatory transgender training on the US Army

From the story here:

As part of the Pentagon’s attempt to create an accepting environment for transgenders, the Army held a session Tuesday teaching officers and others how to implement existing military policy, particularly how to “assist soldiers who have a medical diagnosis indicating that gender transition is medically necessary through the gender transition process,” USA Today reports. ...

Conservative leaders have asked Secretary of Defense James Mattis to rescind directives allowing transgenders to serve, as “costly and distracting social engineering” that is standing in the way of combat effectiveness and readiness.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Pat Buchanan remembers a score of violent leftist attacks in America, and more


The campus violence and urban riots of the decade, from Harlem to Watts to Newark and Detroit, to Washington, D.C., and 100 cities after Dr. King’s death, were not the work of the Goldwater right.

F. H. Buckley doesn't have a clue how to kill the administrative state

Here. And I won't bore you with any of the impotent suggestions.

The only way to kill the administrative state is to cut off its food supply, which is taxes in quantity. That's why it took so long to get to the administrative state: The constitution effectively outlawed taxes in quantity by outlawing any taxation save for direct taxation and excises and tariffs.

We could start by abolishing withholding, on our way to abolishing the income tax. But frankly, this will require a revolution, including in thinking. And you won't find anything revolutionary from F. H. Buckley.

Real conservatives know that without the income tax there would be no administrative state to speak of. Fake conservatives pretend that we can have limited government short of abolishing it.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Flashback: The New York Times Jan. 9, 2011, updated for today

Here, updated for today, but not by The New York Times:

It is facile and mistaken to attribute this particular madman’s act directly to Republicans Democrats or Tea Party members Bernie Sanders' most devoted supporters. But it is legitimate to hold Republicans Democrats and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger that has produced the vast majority of these threats actual incidents of violence against peacefully assembling Republicans, setting the nation on edge. Many on the right left have exploited the arguments of division, reaping political power by demonizing immigrants cops, or welfare recipients white people, or bureaucrats small business owners. They seem to have persuaded many Americans that the government Republican Party is not just misguided, but the enemy of the people.

41% want Comey prosecuted, 66% of Republicans (but probably not Justin Amash)

Rasmussen, here.

Laugh of the Day: Putin mocks Comey, offers him asylum as a persecuted leaker like Snowden

Reported here:

How then is the director of the FBI any different from Snowden?

Where are all the Democrats calling for calm, denouncing violence?

Same crickets we hear from Muslims after terrorist attacks.

The Democrat Party has more in common with Islam than you realize


Camille Paglia crafts an anti-elitist zinger, aimed at our modern day Puritans, calls Comey an effete charlatan

From the interview here:

These elite Democrats occupy an amorphous meta-realm of subjective emotion, theoretical abstractions, and refined language. But Trump is by trade a builder who deals in the tangible, obdurate, objective world of physical materials, geometry, and construction projects, where communication often reverts to the brusque, coarse, high-impact level of pre-modern working-class life, whose daily locus was the barnyard. It's no accident that bourgeois Victorians of the industrial era tried to purge "barnyard language" out of English.

Recession omen: 33 states to miss revenue targets, highest number since 2010

From the story here:

Thirty-three states will miss revenue projections in Fiscal Year 2017, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers. That’s the highest number of states to miss revenue targets since 2010, during the middle of the recession, when 36 states missed projections.

In total, states anticipate revenues falling short by $12 billion. Most of the shortfall comes from sales tax collections, which are projected to be down $6.6 billion. That troubles some economists because sales taxes are traditionally the most stable revenue sources for states.

Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of The Party of Violence: March, Bleed, Die!


That was just three months ago.

Your kid probably isn't working this summer like he should be, because of the minimum wage and cheap immigrant labor

The population level of teenagers in 2017 has recovered to 1978 levels, but only 29% are employed in May 2017 vs. 47% in May 1978.

The minimum wage has made it too expensive to hire your kid to recover shopping carts at the grocery store, and soaring immigration means your kid competes against Francisco to cut the grass and Sanjay to sell ice cream.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Full Oceanic Nino Index data trend shows the Pacific Ocean is definitely cooling slightly

Not quite 0.1 ONI value point since 1951. Data for 2017 shown is for ten months, all the rest twelve.




Happy Birthday President Trump!


You know what a baseball field full of dead Republican Congressmen would have meant to the shooter?

A complete and utter shutdown of legislative business which would have made it impossible to move any of the Trump agenda forward at all.

After all, that's been the goal of the Democrats all along.

This leftist shooter simply thought he had found a more definitive way to delay and obstruct Trump. The Party of Violence strikes again.

Someone better find out if he had help, as in . . . conspiracy. 

Sounds totally rational to me. Sinister, but rational.

Mollie Hemingway throws together a litany of James Comey's many misdeeds and mistakes

But stops short of calling Comey a law unto himself for some reason, which is what he is.

The article reads like it was written to meet a deadline, and suffers for it.

The best reminder in the story is that under Comey the FBI destroyed evidence, just like Hillary did, for which they both should be in prison:

[U]pon learning that two Clinton staff members had classified information, the FBI didn’t subpoena those computers but gave the employees immunity in return for giving them up. The FBI severely limited their own searches for data on the computers and then destroyed them. A technician who destroyed evidence lied to FBI investigators even after he received immunity, and Comey did nothing. And after the FBI discovered that President Obama had communicated with Clinton on the non-secure server, Obama said he didn’t think Clinton should be charged with a crime because she hadn’t intended to harm national security. As former Attorney General Michael Mukasey noted, “As indefensible as his legal reasoning may have been, his practical reasoning is apparent: If Mrs. Clinton was at criminal risk for communicating on her nonsecure system, so was he.”

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

PMSNBC elite alert: Why don't you people watch us and LISTEN, dammit!


Buchanan: The people sense that the elites are engaged in preserving their own power

". . . purge the deep state . . . burn down the Bastille".

Read the whole thing here.

On net 79% in the West concerned about Islamic extremism, cold places Canada/Sweden not as much


Big deal: Stories ADMIT Russian election hack attempts FAILED, systems too "disparate"

The latest one is from Bloomberg, here:

One of the mysteries about the 2016 presidential election is why Russian intelligence, after gaining access to state and local systems, didn’t try to disrupt the vote. One possibility is that the American warning was effective. Another former senior U.S. official, who asked for anonymity to discuss the classified U.S. probe into pre-election hacking, said a more likely explanation is that several months of hacking failed to give the attackers the access they needed to master America’s disparate voting systems spread across more than 7,000 local jurisdictions.

Putin didn't hypnotize over 5 million Democrats to stop them from voting for Hillary. She did that all by herself.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Monoculture uniquely violent from inception attacks London diversity in complete continuity with its past


John Hinderaker discovers false testimony by James Comey before the Senate last week

But Comey’s Senate testimony was untruthful. He told the committee that he didn’t document his important meeting with President Bush, but only “sent a quick email to my staff to let them know there was something going on.” ...

[I]t is crystal clear that Comey rendered a “report” on his meeting that included these extensive, self-serving quotes, and that Comey’s side of the story was preserved in notes–unclassified notes, that sounds familiar!–against any possible future contingency.

In short, Comey’s statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee that “I didn’t feel, with President Bush, the need to document it in that way” was false. He did document his story about his meeting with President Bush, in great detail, in a “report” that was turned into “unclassified notes.”

All the evidence is detailed here.

Michael Goodwin identifies multiple Comey leaks, not just one, calls him a "fountain of leaks"


He admitted to the Senate he leaked just one memo criticizing Trump over the Gen. Michael Flynn case, asking a friend to give it to The New York Times. In its May 16 story, the paper identified its sources only as “two people who read the memo.”

But that was not the first leak, for the Times had reported five days earlier on a separate, personal Comey memo attacking Trump for demanding “loyalty,” calling its anonymous sources “Mr. Comey’s associates.”

Wait, that wasn’t the first leak, either. On March 5, one day after Trump accused President Barack Obama of wiretapping him at Trump Tower, the Times reported that Comey was furious at the charge. Its unnamed sources were “senior American officials.”

All three stories carried the byline of Michael Schmidt, as did others describing intimate details of Comey’s dealings with Trump. Clearly, Schmidt had very, very good sources close to Comey.

The Washington Post also had “Justice Department officials” as anonymous sources for a bombshell report saying Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions failed to disclose two meetings with the Russian ambassador.

In calling Comey a “leaker,” Trump may have made the first understatement of his life. My bet is that Comey was a fountain of leaks, and didn’t show interest in prosecuting others because of his own guilt.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

NYT article suggests politics to blame for growing high anxiety, but declining turnouts for elections say otherwise

While election turnout soared during the 2008 financial crisis, overall the trend is down in the post-war, and flat since 1968. People care and don't care about politics about as much as they ever have. 


The political mess has been “a topic of conversation and a source of anxiety in nearly every clinical case that I have worked with since the presidential election,” said Robert Duff, a psychologist in California. He wrote a 2014 book, “Hardcore Self-Help,” whose subtitle proposes to conquer anxiety in the coarse language that has also defined a generation.





Liberal Jonathan Turley says Comey was describing his own conduct in strikingly unethical terms


Comey asked why Trump would ask everyone to leave the Oval Office to speak with Comey unless he was doing something improper. Yet, Trump could ask why Comey would use a third party to leak these memos if they were his property and there was nothing improper in their public release.

In fact, there was a great deal wrong with their release, and Comey likely knew it. These were documents prepared on an FBI computer addressing a highly sensitive investigation on facts that he considered material to that investigation. Indeed, he conveyed that information confidentially to his top aides and later said that he wanted the information to be given to the special counsel because it was important to the investigation.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Feminists aren't just emotional, they're so emotional they're redundant

Jessica Valenti for The Grauniad, here:

When so many of us feel powerless, seeing the extraordinary power of one woman felt like a cathartic release. A reminder of what is possible, and of what our daughter – and ourselves – deserve.

So emotional are such feminists that saying "felt like a catharsis" isn't good enough. It has to be "a cathartic release".

And which catharsis isn't a release? And which catharsis isn't felt?

Where is Camille Paglia when we need her? Or is she so old now that she too succumbs to such nostalgia for emotion?

Powerlessness knows no sex. Just ask any old couple married for forty or fifty years. Or a baby, if it could talk.

20 States Hillary lost to John Kerry, but I repeat myself

















Arkansas
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
MAINE
MICHIGAN
MINNESOTA
Missouri
North Dakota
OHIO
Oklahoma
PENNSYLVANIA
RHODE ISLAND
South Dakota
Tennessee
VERMONT
West Virginia
WISCONSIN
Wyoming


Liberal legal scholar Jonathan Turley is "deeply troubled" by self-serving careerist James Comey's leak


The admission of leaking the memos is problematic given the overall controversy involving leakers undermining the Administration. Indeed, it creates a curious scene of a former director leaking material against the President after the President repeatedly asked him to crack down on leakers.

To Democrats the only valid election is the one where the Republican gets next to no votes

2008
2012
2016


Comey joined the resistance: Never had a habit of writing memos before Trump was elected

Which is quite the admission given all the crap Obama & Co. perpetrated over the years, to which he was privy.

Comey is a NeverTrumper and the personification of the deep state.

From the story here:

Mr. Comey said he began taking notes on his meetings with the president because, from his first interaction with him, during the transition period, he thought Mr. Trump might lie about what was said.

He testified that he documented all of his meetings with Mr. Trump because it was so unusual for him to be discussing ongoing investigations, alone, with a sitting president. Mr. Comey had served in senior law enforcement positions under three presidents.

“The combination of factors just wasn’t present with either President Bush or President Obama,” he said.

In addition to being a NeverTrumper, James Comey is basically that rat from grade school everyone hated


Was "Reality Winner" named after a horse?


Muslim clit cutters

But I repeat myself.

Rod Dreher is a boob, calls Homer's Odyssey "a novel"


Let's hope no one puts him in charge of someone's classical Christian education somewhere.

Detroit Free Press says Michigan is ground zero for the Muslim clit cutters, girls from MN brought in for secret "operation"

Unfortunately, Ronald Reagan's crazy libertarian Judge Bernard Friedman is presiding over the case. You remember Friedman. He was the judge who overturned Michigan's 2004 Marriage Act in 2014.

From the story here:

[T[he [federal] government estimates that as many as 100 girls may have had their genitals cut at the hands of a local doctor and her cohorts.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward disclosed the information while trying to convince a judge to keep a doctor and his wife locked up in the historic case. It involves allegations that two Minnesota girls had their genitals cut at a Livonia clinic in February as part of a religious rite of passage and were told to keep what happened a secret. ...

Against Woodward's wishes, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman granted bond to two other defendants in the case: Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, of Farmington Hills, who is accused of letting Nagarwala use his clinic to perform genital cutting procedures on minor girls; and his wife, Farida Attar, 50, who is accused of holding the girls' hands during the procedure to keep them from squirming and to calm them. ...

The government believes the three defendants, all members of a local Indian-Muslim sect, subjected numerous girls to genital cutting procedures over a 12-year period. ...  [Dr. Attar allegedly admitted] to authorities that he let Nagarwala use his clinic up to six times a year to treat children for genital rashes. ...

The defense has argued that the Attars did not engage in any criminal  act and that the procedure at issue is a protected religious rite-of-passage that involves no cutting, but rather a scraping of genital membrane.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Trump presidential approval at this point 39%, better than Bill Clinton's at 38%, according to FiveThirtyEight

Reported here:

Different polling outfits put Trump at varying levels of approval, but the RealClearPolitics average had him at 39.8 percent Tuesday, while the weighted average from FiveThirtyEight had him at exactly 39 percent. Not great numbers, but still better than Clinton. On Day 138 of his presidency, just 37.8 percent of Americans approved of the job he was doing, according to FiveThirtyEight.

Real Clear Energy editor is upset about a greater supply and demand for political speech

From the ninny's op-ed here:

Over time, these market forces lengthened the campaign season by almost a year, boosting the need to raise money to pay for media exposure, which in turn created both a greater supply and a greater demand for political speech. This reached its apogee during Trump’s circus-like, taboo-shattering transgressive candidacy, which created a feedback loop that generated billions of dollars in free airtime.

Muslims upset for some reason over Indiana billboard which never mentions Muhammad or Islam


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Why Google sucks

Google's search page google.com often highlights an important holiday, birthday, or whatever.

For example, just a few days ago it commemorated the birthdate of the gay "inventor" of the rainbow flag.

Today is the anniversary of the Normandy invasion, when 18-year old American boys died for your stupid libertarian gay "freedoms", many mowed down in their landing boats before they even got to the beaches.

But what does google.com show today?

Bupkis.




Promiscuous homosexuals

The conclusion of The Intercept's story on the leaked NSA report about election hacking is total crap

From the conclusion here:

The NSA conclusion “demonstrates that countries are looking at specific tactics for election manipulation, and we need to be vigilant in defense,” said [Harvard University's Bruce] Schneier. “Elections do two things: one choose the winner, and two, they convince the loser. To the extent the elections are vulnerable to hacking, we risk the legitimacy of the voting process, even if there is no actual hacking at the time.”

Throughout history, the transfer of power has been the moment of greatest weakness for societies, leading to untold bloodshed. The peaceful transfer of power is one of the greatest innovations of democracy.

“It’s not just that [an election] has to be fair, it has to be demonstrably fair, so that the loser says, ‘Yep, I lost fair and square.’ If you can’t do that, you’re screwed,” said Schneier. “They’ll tear themselves apart if they’re convinced it’s not accurate.”

IN OTHER WORDS, THE TRUMP ELECTION WAS ILLEGITIMATE BECAUSE HILLARY WON'T SAY 'YEP, I LOST FAIR AND SQUARE'.

Nixon never said that about JFK's theft of the election of 1960, because he was a patriot.

Every US state certified its election results in 2016. Every one. Because where there were problems, there were back up systems including paper ballots. Because the system is decentralized, multifarious and controlled by local officials it is robust. All the faults of the current chaos of voting in the United States are its strengths, protecting the integrity of the results.

All of this is admitted in the story, because even its authors know it to be the truth.