Thursday, September 19, 2019

Trumped Out?

Trumped Out? After nearly four years of ceaseless attacks by Democrats and the press, the strange thing is not that Trump can be occasionally wearisome, but that he is even still breathing. By Victor Davis Hanson
Exhausted by Trump? Well, not so much. More like super tired of the unending flood of stupid BS about him and everyone not "progressive", and the moronic flow of news, comments, etc, that just undermine the society and try to put everyone against everyone else. Yeah, sometimes I really wish The Donald would dial back on his tweets, etc, but compared to the tidal wave of stupid crap from the Left, he is by far the lesser aggravation. The good news is that a lot of people are also more tired of the leftist garbage than Trump, and that'll show up in Nov next year. --Del

Warren's Assault on Retiree Wealth

Warren's Assault on Retiree Wealth

WATCHSTANDERS

WATCHSTANDERS

In the Land of No Consequence, Bad Behavior Festers

In the Land of No Consequence, Bad Behavior Festers
Excerpt: The timing of the Times’ latest fraud is notable for its coincidence: Three years ago and one year ago this month, Democrats, with full complicity from the media, unleashed two of the most divisive and fabricated campaigns against Trump World: The Trump-Russia collusion hoax and the Kavanaugh rape charges. In September 2016, Yahoo News posted its infamous article authored by Michael Isikoff that suggested Trump campaign aide Carter Page was a Kremlin tool—the piece was sourced by dossier author Christopher Steele and cited as evidence in the FISA warrant against Page—publicly fueling the nascent Russian collusion storyline. And in September 2018, the Washington Post identified Christine Blasey Ford as the woman accusing Kavanaugh of decades-old sexual assault. But despite the widespread misconduct, malfeasance, and irreversible political, professional, and personal damage connected to both travesties, not one person—lawmaker, staffer, reporter, or witness—has been held accountable for their actions. (...) To the contrary, mouthpieces for both scandals are cashing in by selling books that rewrite history, or worse, fabricate more charges intended to inflict additional harm. [Wow. The author, Julie Kelly, is clearly ripped–I don’t think I’m allowed to say “pissed”–with the lack of accountability for all the shenanigans that have been thrown out to the public since the 2016 election campaign began. I have to admit I agree with her. Until some of these characters get some comeuppance, there will be no changes of attitude or tactics by the media. It’s difficult enough trying to pit fact against fact; it’s nearly impossible to win with fact against repeated myths. Ron P.]

California Bans State-Sponsored Travel to Iowa over Refusal to Provide Medicaid Coverage for Gender-Reassignment Surgeries

California Bans State-Sponsored Travel to Iowa over Refusal to Provide Medicaid Coverage for Gender-Reassignment Surgeries

RNLI buys burkinis for Africans as it axes 100 UK jobs: How £3.3million of donations to lifeboat charity are spent abroad including aid for Tanzania swimmers and creches in Bangladesh

RNLI buys burkinis for Africans as it axes 100 UK jobs: How £3.3million of donations to lifeboat charity are spent abroad including aid for Tanzania swimmers and creches in Bangladesh

When The European Union Becomes An Empire, Its Clash With The United States Is Inevitable

When The European Union Becomes An Empire, Its Clash With The United States Is Inevitable
More likely to become a third world hell hole like the middle east. A few years before we do. ~Bob

George Packer Gets Mugged by Reality

George Packer Gets Mugged by Reality
Excerpt: Few journalists are as respected by, and respectable to, liberals as The Atlantic’s George Packer. The author of The Assassin’s Gate (2005), The Unwinding (2013), and a recently published biography of Richard Holbrooke, Our Man, Packer has written for bastions of liberal thought from the New York Times Magazine to The New Yorker in a distinguished, decades-long career. His latest piece for The Atlantic, “When the Culture War Comes for the Kids,” is essential reading. Why? Because it relates, in Packer’s haunted and sympathetic style, the experience of having a child enrolled in a New York City school system corrupted by politics. For anyone who believes in individualism, the freedoms of speech and conscience, and the equal dignity of human beings, the experience sounds like a nightmare.

Trudeau Apologized After Two Images Of Him In Blackface Emerged — After He Apologized For Partying In Brownface

Trudeau Apologized After Two Images Of Him In Blackface Emerged — After He Apologized For Partying In Brownface
The media will protect him. A conservative would be toast. ~Bob

MLMS podcast & transcript.

MLMS podcast. One correction. I'm a PT employee, not a volunteer. I often edit and process stories written by volunteers. ~Bob

Here is a link to the story on My Life, My Story. Thank you so much for all your help reporting on this! It was inspiring!
All the best and blessings on your work,
Sarah Schweinsberg
Reporter, WORLD Radio

Police: Georgia homeowner shoots, kills 3 teens wearing masks as they attempted to rob him

Police: Georgia homeowner shoots, kills 3 teens wearing masks as they attempted to rob him
Notice there is no mention of race in this report. Why is that? Because everyone involved, attackers and the defender were all of the same race, which happened to be Black. Now there's a lot of wailing about the sad, tragic, unnecessary deaths of three very young men. Sorry about that, they came at a man in his home in the night wearing masks and carrying weapons, which they started using. They picked on the wrong house, the wrong guy, who was armed and apparently skilled with it, and he blew them all away. There should be zero recriminations for the man, and the relatives of the boys should be asking themselves how the families failed them, and allowed them to turn into armed, masked robbers at so early an age. --Del PS- I wonder if the homeowner had an "assault rifle"

KAVANAUGH BREAKS THE DEMOCRATS

KAVANAUGH BREAKS THE DEMOCRATS
Just keep being vicious and stupid, it'll really pay off Nov 2020. It's so beautiful, they way they keep making so obvious their hate, irrationality, viciousness, and downright stupidity turns more Independents away and galvanizes Conservatives. Del

Saudi Arabia executes 134 as crucifixions rise - with 3 children at risk of death

Saudi Arabia executes 134 as crucifixions rise - with 3 children at risk of death
Our allies. ~Bob

Senator Manchin to Beto O’Rourke: [He’s] Not Taking My Guns Away From Me

Senator Manchin to Beto O’Rourke: [He’s] Not Taking My Guns Away From Me

Sunday, September 15, 2019

California High School Planning To Remove George Washington Paintings Because He Makes Students Feel 'Unsafe'

California High School Planning To Remove George Washington Paintings Because He Makes Students Feel 'Unsafe'
https://thefederalistpapers.org/opinion/california-high-school-planning-remove-george-washington-paintings-makes-students-feel-unsafe?fbclid=IwAR2nQpPj1I1WJJ8qD067xKaTShhSYzj2P8dGdnDuPO1yHkkxnla9YyB86Uk

Death by Ecology

Death by Ecology: Killing California … God’s Best Green Deal
Wow, very detailed examination of more stuff going on in CA than I ever knew about. It is a truly impressive listing of laws, regulations, and more bureaucracies than I ever thought anyone would imagine. But it is a vision of the future for everyone if we don't resist, really resist this tide of PC eco-fanaticism. --Del

Saturday, September 14, 2019

US has most mass shootings? BS!

For years now, it has been a "known fact" that the USA has more mass shootings than any other country in the world, and that it's all related to gun ownership.  One study by a single professor has been the basis of all this.  But it turns out that things aren't quite what they seem.... again.  (Not that we've ever seen such before!) First thing- in all real science, the person who publishes the final study has an absolute obligation to provide their data and procedures that led to their conclusions to any other scientist who asks for them.  And maybe to a lot of others too, even if they aren't scientists.  But this one guy has refused steadfastly to release any data at all, any methods at all.  This automatically invalidates his report and makes it no more reliable than any piece of fiction.  But the media and the politicians of course still love it. Watch and pass on to those who might be interested. --Del

San Diego

Today's WSJ features the Republican mayor of San Diego, who with a Democrat-majority city council, has turned his city's financial situation around and has enabled affordable housing by redcuing regulatory excess and letting the market work. -Yours truly, Larry Greenberg

Friday, September 13, 2019

Satire

Dems: 'Socialism Is The Only Way To End This Nightmare Of Prosperity'
https://babylonbee.com/news/dems-socialism-is-the-only-way-to-end-this-nightmare-of-prosperity?fbclid=IwAR1T1kXB-tOgTURPJCAMI__jIY3w5z29yYXuhoEzfd2qmN5h3fOUIdD14AI

ABC moderator stuns Democratic debate crowd by confronting Kamala Harris

ABC moderator stuns Democratic debate crowd by confronting Kamala Harris on her record as California's top prosecutor after she changes positions on marijuana and police shootings, and demands to know 'why you didn't try to effect change then?'
Excerpt: Linsey Davis confronted the 2020 presidential hopeful about her record while Harris served as California's top prosecutor and asked: 'Why didn't you try to effect change then?' Remarking on Harris' criminal justice reform, Davis said there were 'contradictions' on some of her positions. 'You said that you’ve changed on these and other things because you were, quote, "swimming against the current and thankfully, the currents have changed," Davis said, before adding that she didn't try when she 'had the power.' (The Davises were the only black family in our neighborhood. All our streets are named after states, except Saluga Trail, the name of which was changed when the Salugas' son bought it in Nam in '67. The Davises used to live across the street from the monument they put up to his memory. Peter)

Why Last Night’s Debate Was Both Comically Bad and Painfully Annoying.

Why Last Night’s Debate Was Both Comically Bad and Painfully Annoying. By JIM GERAGHTY
Excerpt: Last night is when the Democratic presidential primary debates shifted from mildly entertaining showcases of comically overambitious narcissists with little to no self-awareness — “I’m ready to be commander-in-chief on day one because in the House, I’ve introduced a bill that would —” to a genuinely annoying group exercise in ritualized belief that bumper-sticker slogans can fix the world, that most of the country’s problems go away once Donald Trump is no longer president, and that anecdotes prove it.

Jim Webb: Remember South Vietnam’s forgotten soldiers

Jim Webb: Remember South Vietnam’s forgotten soldiers

We Need Our Mojo Back Vis-à-Vis China

We Need Our Mojo Back Vis-à-Vis China
EXCERPT: The world will become a Chinese company store: Chinese banks will lend the money, Huawei will build the broadband network and sell the handsets, Alibaba and JD.Com will market the products, Ant Financial will make micro-loans, and Chinese companies will build airports and railroads and ports. As an investment banker for a Hong Kong boutique from 2013 to 2016, I saw this first hand, and reported it here. Among other things, Huawei is building most of Mexico’s new national broadband network, including 5G capability, in a consortium with Nokia financed by a group led by Morgan Stanley and the International Finance Corporation. Huawei also dominates telecommunications infrastructure in Brazil and other Latin American countries. China’s tech dominance in America’s neighborhood, remarkably, has occasioned no official comment from Washington. (The form of a coming Chinese empire...if we can't stop, or at least limit it. Bill)

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

None of These Charlatans Can Keep Their Promises

None of These Charlatans Can Keep Their Promises
Excerpt: Bernie Sanders promises that if he is elected, no one will ever have to pay college tuition for public colleges or universities ever again. Kamala Harris promises that if she is elected, the average teacher in America would receive a $13,500-per-year raise. Elizabeth Warren promises that if she is elected, no American parents would ever pay more than 7 percent of their income on childcare. Julian Castro promises that if he is elected, he will create 10 million new jobs in the “clean energy economy.” Pete Buttigieg promises that he will cut the number of incarcerated Americans in half without any increase in crime. Andrew Yang says that if he is elected, all citizens over age 18 will get $1,000 per month from the government, forever. And Joe Biden, the supposed sensible centrist in the Democratic primary, promises that if elected, he will cure cancer.

Border Patrol Announces Drastic Decline in Illegal Crossings since May Peak

Border Patrol Announces Drastic Decline in Illegal Crossings since May Peak

Illinois Paid Millions in Medicaid for People Who Are Already Dead

Illinois Paid Millions in Medicaid for People Who Are Already Dead
Excerpt: ... In other words, if you want to see the "competency" and "efficiency" of leftists at work, look to Illinois. Among a myriad of state-wide problems created by leftist ideology, a new report from the U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General uncovered that Illinois spent at least $4.6 million between 2015 and 2017 on people who are already dead.

MS-13 Illigals

In this case, 6 out of 7 of a gang of MS-13 members who beat to death another young man are illegal immigrants.  Which information did not appear in any of the original stories about the crime.  Ahh... why not?  Would that be "prejudicial" somehow?  Or just politically inconvenient to have people notice?  But sure, we can trust our media to always give us the straight, unvarnished truth, can't we? Del

California Wants to Teach Your Kids that Capitalism Is Racist

California Wants to Teach Your Kids that Capitalism Is Racist

Scientists uncover new evidence of the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs

Scientists uncover new evidence of the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs
Excerpt: Drilling into the seafloor off Mexico, scientists have extracted a unique geologic record of the single worst day in the history of life on Earth, when a city-sized asteroid smashed into the planet 65 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs and three-quarters of all other life. Their analysis of these new rock samples from the Chicxulub crater, made public Monday, reveals a parfait of debris deposited in layers almost minute-by-minute at the heart of the impact during the first day of a global catastrophe. It records traces of the explosive melting, massive earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides and wildfires as the immense asteroid blasted a hole 100 miles wide and 12 miles deep, the scientists said. [Unfortunately, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences publication of the study isn’t easily available to me. All of this stuff is relatively “new” knowledge. As recently as the early 1970s, no one really had a good idea why the dinosaurs all died out at about the same time. Even after Alvarez, Asaro, and Michel found an iridium-rich layer nearly worldwide, it took another 30 years before most agreed a comet-like body impacted the Earth. A very fine speculative fiction novel about this called “Lucifer’s Hammer” by Niven and Pournelle in 1977 (Hugo Award nominee, 1978) gives a pretty good idea what the physical after effects of even a small such strike would be like. Ron P.]

Summerfield homeowner injured, kills 2 intruders with AR-15

Summerfield homeowner injured, kills 2 intruders with AR-15
Damn, attempted robber and murder can be dangerous! Especially when the victim-to-be turns out to be armed and ready to fight. "When seconds count, the police are only ten minutes away" But Beto and his friends will insist on everyone with an AR-15 turning it in. But you know, I don't think that's going to fly. --Del.

Supreme Court Allows Enforcement of New Trump Asylum Restrictions

Supreme Court Allows Enforcement of New Trump Asylum Restrictions