January 31, 2018

Another Shoe Drops; Trump's State of the Bunion

Timothy Birdnow

Ah, the State of the Bunion, America's annual winter pain in the foot. This year featured the first ever by his hairness Donald J.Trump, the outsider President with an acerbic roar and orange mane, the who turns every liberal purple and every RINO red. President Trump had a lot of pressure on him and he did very well, all things considered. Of course, after the Lying King, anybody who actually spoke to America was bound to succeed.

In many ways this was a Reaganesque speech, full of optimism and complimentary to the American People, whom Trump credited all national success to and addressed his speech accordingly. Trump did the Reagan thing, boasting of the beauty of America, praising her People, and highlighting people deserving of special recognition. And in so doing he made the Democrats look quite small, as they were unwilling to applaud even the most gracious of statements or the people Trump put forward deserving of praise - such as the boy who decorated the grave sites of veterans with American flags. Throughout the whole evening the Donks sat on their hands and scowled. more...

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Deep State Transgressions

Wil Wirtanen

Another incisive article by VDH.

Every action taken by the Deep State makes perfect sense if you expected a Hillary win.

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New Movie on the Apostle Paul

Jack Kemp

Andrew Klavan is promoting a movie coming out for Easter weekend (March 28th) about St. Paul's life. Klavan endorses it as realistic and not a bland movie but shows all the tribulations Paul went through.

Title is "Paul, Apostle of Christ."

Stars James Falkner as Paul and Jim Caviezel as Luke.

Movie's website: http://www.paulmovie.com/site/

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=LyOqQZUDdO4

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Nikki Haley nails Abbas

Dana Mathewson

You go, Girl!:

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, took down the Palestinian AuthorityPresident Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday for indulging in "outrageous and discredited conspiracy theories” regarding Isreal in a speech he gave earlier this month, reports The Western Journal.

When Haley delivered her remarks at a U.N. Security Council meeting, she slammed Abbas for his speech, in which the Palestinian leader strongly criticized both Israel and the United States.

Abbas said in his speech that he did not want the U.S. to lead peace talks between Israel and Palestine. He called the peace plan that the Trump administration is currently working on a "slap in the face,” reportsFox News.

Abbas didn’t hold anything back in this two-hour long address either, he referenced events from centuries ago in an attempt to indicate that the Jewish state is nothing more than a "colonial enterprise that has nothing to do with Jewishness.”

"The Jews were used as a tool under the concept of the promised land — call if whatever you want. Everything has been made up,” he added, according toThe New York Times.

Haley was having none of it. Responding to Abbas’ "outrageous and discredited” ideas, she suggested that he does not have "courage” or "will” to seek a lasting peace.
Entire story here: https://www.dcstatesman.com/palestinian-president-abbas-ripped-u-s-nikki-haley-absolutely-embarrassed/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=llc&utm_campaign=n13018




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January 30, 2018

NFL uses Medal Winners to Cover for Protesters at Super Bowl

Timothy Birdnow

The National Football League continues to flounder over the "take a knee to protest America" displays. Now, having insulted the entire nation and our armed forces and refusing to accept a "stand for America" commercial at the stupor bowl, they are promoting Congressional Medal of Honor winners as the coin tossers in the latest matchupp.

I didn't even know there was a Super Bowl this year. Yawn.

The essay at the Patriot Post says it all:

"While the NFL likes to claim it is seeking to remain politically neutral, in recent years it has allowed numerous commercials that have clearly expressed a political message. As Philip H. Devoe of National Review points out regarding last year’s Super Bowl ads, "Instead of avoiding political statements, the NFL seemed to be begging for them. First, there was the Budweiser ad, released days after President Donald Trump announced the travel ban, which told the story of the struggle the company’s immigrant founder faced to come to America. Then came the AirBnb ad, titled ‘We Accept,’ which contained the line, ‘we believe no matter who you are, where you’re from, who you love, or who you worship, we all belong.’ Finally, there was an Audi commercial … depicting a father wondering how he can tell his daughter that the world doesn’t value her as much as it values men.”

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And indeed I have argued this is not something outside of League control but is a strategy based on a number of things. They fear the concussion business, for instance, and want to appease their enemies in this regard to avoid regulatory efforts. But there's more; they have been moving to the left even before the concussion business came up, and that because they want to appease Big Government and to appeal to what they think is the future demographic. They figure old white guys are on the way out and it's time to support blacks and hispanics. And to these rich old white guys blacks and hispanics are appealed to by promoting radicalism.

I won't be watching. It will be the thug Philadelphia Eagles v. the cheating and omnipresent New England (spit) Patriots. Once again two major television markets with the support of the League will be playing for a title that I couldn't care less abotu at this moment.

It's a shame the Medal winners are being used this way; I won't be watching.

Go Blues!

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Andrew McCabe forced to Resign over explosive Memo

Timothy Birdnow

The jig is up for Andrew mcCabe, former acting director of the Feral Banana-republic Inquisitor (FBI), who, with the House Intelligence Committee reviewing the FBI wiretapping of Trump and the FISA warrant that McCabe persued, is facing potential legal troubles.

According to Sarah Carter:

"McCabe, who is facing three federal inquiries for conflicts-of-interest during his time at the FBI, is one of the numerous names mentioned in the classified memo detailing FISA abuse, according to sources who reviewed the memo. more...

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The Law of Unintended Consequences strikes again

Dana Mathewson

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/metoo-becomes-hey-wait-a-minute.php

How long before the female associate sues the guy for discrimination? Love the idea that Pence has suddenly become a role model, though!

I love the smell of Karma in the morning. . .

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The Corruption of Diversity and Quotas

Dana Mathewson

National Review‘s Jim Geraghty offered aninteresting observation the other day about the actual motivations behind the push for "diversity: in the media:

Interesting, and dare I say "intuitive?"

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Are the Democrats Fighting a Civil War?

Dana Mathewson

That is the provocative hypothesis put forward by Danial Greenfield atSultan Knish. On its face it sounds hyperbolic, but Greenfield makes a rather sober case. You should read it all, but this will give you some of the flavor:

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January 29, 2018

What alleged illegality is Mueller investigating? Trump exercising lawful presidential authority?

Dana Mathewson

This is an excellent article from Fox News, by the excellent Victoria Toensing. She's a lawyer, in case you didn't know. She begins:

Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to interview President Trump. We know that is true because the areas of inquiry that Mueller is interested in have been leaked. But the questions Mueller is looking at are not about the issue the special counsel was supposed to examine: collusion with Russians to fix the 2016 presidential election.

Rather, the Washington Post reports that Mueller "is seeking to question President Trump in the coming weeks about his decisions to oust national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James B. Comey, according to two people familiar with his plans.”

The two acts, according to the Post, are related to "efforts by the president or others to hamper the special counsel’s probe.”

How can that be? Flynn had nothing to do with the special counsel’s probe. And firing the head of the FBI does not thwart what all the people under him are doing. So what is the alleged illegality here that could possibly "hamper” or obstruct the investigation?

It is beside the point at this time that there is no such crime as colluding [emphasis added]. It is beside the point at this time that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was so negligent in his drafting the appointment of Mueller that he did not limit the investigation in either scope or time.

[...]

Two men have already fallen into Mueller’s trap. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to making statements inconsistent with tapped and taped conversations with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.

But Flynn’s entire conversation was legal, or his statements would have been part of the charges against him. One might ask why the FBI, having the entire transcript of a conversation that contained nothing illegal, even questioned Flynn at all.

This was the legal equivalent of the FBI showing up to ask you what you had for breakfast – there’s nothing illegal about eating breakfast. If you do not want to admit you had a glazed donut and reply "yogurt,” the prosecutor can charge you with making a false statement to the FBI.

She continues with the idea, not exactly so stated, that Mr. Trump really, really ought NOT to sit down with Mr. Mueller at all. I am in full agreement with this.

Please read the entire article, which is found here: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/01/27/what-alleged-illegality-is-mueller-investigating-trump-exercising-lawful-presidential-authority.html

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Trust but (e) Verify Dos

Timothy Birdnow

Dana Mathewson and I continue our discussion on DACA and the Trump DREAM plan.

From Dana:

Well, my friend, I just don't know what we can do with these people. Gitmo sounds good to me, but it also sounds pretty cruel as far as the "optics." It would be one thing if we could somehow dump them back on Obama, who seems to want to stay involved in things, and say "OK, Skippy, since you want to keep your nose in the game, here ya go -- these were your gumdrops, now figure out what to do with them, just make sure they don't cost the American taxpayers anything."

I suppose I don't totally trust anybody who works in DC either, but I trust Trump more than anybody else in that Fever Swamp, and I believe he has a few decks' worth of aces up his sleeves -- enough to confound every damned Democrat in the city and surrounding areas. As you say, DREAM was a sucker's scam, and nobody will end up being a winner, but Trump's been thinking this over for a long time now.

This from Tim: more...

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January 28, 2018

A Rose by any other Name

Dana Mathewson

This is an article on AmericanThinker. A bit of an eye-opener, I'd say.


What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right

Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, "a fecalized environment."
In plain English: s--- is everywhere. People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust – onto you, your clothes, your food, the water. He warned us the first day of training: do not even touch water. Human feces carries parasitesthat bore through your skin and cause organ failure.

Read the whole article at American Thinker.

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Violence, crime and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Brian Birdnow

Last week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a formerly great American daily newspaper, darkly warned its readers that the greatest threat facing the USA in modern times is the grave danger of conservative white supremacists who” …seek out, hunt, and kill their prey.” The extent to which this happens is open to question, and perpetrators of this type of mayhem should be prosecuted and placed behind bars, where they belong. The Post-Dispatch, however, in their gleeful enthusiasm to bash the "…repulsive individuals” who, according to the paper, are the "…biggest domestic terror threat to America”, ignores what is happening in their own backyard.

In the January 19th edition, Tony Messenger, the newspaper’s former editor and current columnist-at-large, trotted out statistics that proved, to his own satisfaction, that white supremacist violence constitutes a clear and present danger to the peace and tranquility of our great republic. When using statistics of this sort, a number of cautions are in order. First of all, some incidents of Islamic terrorism have, at the urging of a former President who shall remain nameless, been classified as "workplace violence”, thereby skewing the numbers considerably. Also, when trying to use numbers to prove or disprove a certain point, one should remember Benjamin Disraeli’s epigram warning of "Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics”. Still, Mr. Messenger plunges ahead with great certitude, and even greater self-satisfaction, confident that he is correct.

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Hooey for Holleeewoood

Dana Mathewson

Hollywood tries to speak for us but really, they just don’t get it

From Fox News. Great article on the "cultural divide" between Hollyweird" and the rest of the country/world. This is one reason I seldom go to movies.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/01/27/hollywood-tries-to-speak-for-us-but-really-just-don-t-get-it.html

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Trust but (e)Verify

Timothy Birdnow

Dana Mathewson and I have been discussing the Trump DACA Amnesty proposal. Dana is more optomistic about it than I. Here is our exchange.

This from Dana Mathewson

I'm not wildly happy about this, but I don't really see that Trump can pack up the current batch of Dreamers and send them packing off to... where? And at any rate, if he puts this offer on the table, Cryin' Chuck has to counter with something that Trump wants. If he doesn't, Dreamers are off the table. This is high-stakes poker, and I don't see Chuckie beating Donnie -- no way. Mitch should be the one playing the game, but really. . .

Besides, the Dreamers are Obama's mess, and it's starting to look like Obama is in a pot of water which is having the heat turned up due to other considerations. It is not totally impossible that we will be the first citizens to see a former president indicted for "high crimes and misdemeanors."

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Nov. Mall of America stabber an ISIS supporter

Jack Kemp forwards this from Townhall:

"ABC5 Eyewitness News reports that a 20-year old man has pleaded guilty to stabbing two men in the name of Islamic extremism at the Mall of America last November.
Mahad Abdiaziz Adbiraham stabbed two brothers on November 12 , 2017 at the mall’s Macy’s. On Thursday, his attorney read a statement declaring his allegiance to the Islamic State and pleading guilty for the crime. In the statement, Abdiraham said he carried out his attack to answer the"call for jihad by the Chief of Believer, Abu-bakr Al-baghdadi, may Allah protect him, and by the Mujahiden of the Islamic State."

"I understand that the two men I stabbed know and have explained the reason for my attack, and I am here reaffirming that it was indeed an act of Jihad in the way of Allah,” he continued. Abdiraham also claimed that Americans will not be safe as long as "your country is at war with Islam.""

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Read the whole article at Townhall.

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January 27, 2018

Howie Carr skewers Horseface

Dana Mathewson

Or "Liveshot," as he calls him. You just HAVE to see this one. Don't be drinking anything while you read it or you'll need a new keyboard -- Carr is devastating.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/howie_carr/2018/01/carr_liveshot_wants_second_shot_in_2020

From Tim: Anyone remember the Hannah-Barbara cartoon "Quick Draw McGraw"? Kerry, as dimwitted and horse faced as the hapless hero in the cartoon, bears such a striking resemblance.

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Trumpwinkle's Magic Trick

Timothy Birdnow

Trumpwinkle: Hey Deplorables, watch me pull a Dreamer out of my hat.

America: Again!

Trumpwinkle: Nothing up my sleeve. Presto!

Out jump eight million latinos after chain migration and the failure of future leaders to act, giving the Democrats fifty years of rule.

Trumpwinkle: Looks like I picked the wrong hat.

And now here's something we hope you'll REALLY like! Cue the commercial.

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The Robert Mueller/Saudi/911 Connection

Dana Mathewson

Hoo Boy! This SHOULD be the end of Mueller!

Thank goodness for Judicial Watch!

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Holy Cow!

Dana Mathewson

Some people are absolutely batcake crazy! (I didn't want to say "cake" -- you know what I mean...)

From the article:

While there are no current legislative proposals imposing state or local surcharges on meat, a growing number of public health, environmental, and animal rights advocates are bullish on tax schemes addressing the mounting social costs of meat production and consumption.

"We have never been closer to a meat tax,” said Ashley Byrne, associate director of campaigns for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). "We have seen people—including meat eaters—realizing that meat is bad for their health and meat is taking this incredible toll on the environment. People seem more open than ever to an excise tax on meat. If we are going to tax tobacco, if we are going to tax soda, it absolutely makes sense to have a similar tax on meat.”

Tim says:

"I think we can conclude these people are meatheads..."

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