February 17, 2018

Thoughts on the Mueller Russian Indictments

Timothy Birdnow

Here are a few quick thoughts on the indictments handed down by Robert Mueller.

1.He indicted people who will have to be extradicted, so he knows they will never come to the U.S. and testify. This is huge, because it allows him to create the image of a crime without actual testimony from the accused. This is intended to stick to Trump without Trump's lawyers being able to cross examine and thus destroy the narrative. more...

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School safety in wake of latest Florida shooting -- some thoughts

Dana Mathewson

I recently sent the following to my (state) Rep. I'll let you know if I get a response. Pretty sure I will. She's a good one. But this is the first time I've ever sent her anything, and this was a "cold" e-mail, didn't go through the standard website. more...

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Overheated claims on temperature records

Paul Driessen

Over and over, we are confronted with claims that last month or last year was "the warmest on record.” Each claim is accompanied by dire warnings that the alleged new records portend "unprecedented” chaos for wildlife, humans and planet.

Virtually never do these scary press releases mention that the supposed change is mere hundredths of a degree higher than previous measurements. Never do they admit that the margin of error in these measurements is far greater than the supposed increase. Never do they suggest that a little more warmth would be infinitely better than a colder world, with less arable land and shorter growing seasons. And most certainly, never do they admit to the massive deficiencies in the system that supposedly tracks Earth’s temperature … and always blames any increases on humans and fossil fuels.

This article by Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris points out all these highly relevant but often (deliberately) ignored realities. Thank you for posting it, quoting from it, and forwarding it to your friends and colleagues.


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Tired Old Democrat Shtick

Dana Mathewson

Ammo Grrrll's regular weekly column. Zap!

Hard-hitting, I'd say.

"We like to say, "I love comedy. The pay is good, but the hour is great.” How many people work for an hour a day, and get applause both before and after they show up for "work”?

But if you are not interested in putting your butt in a cheap desk chair and writing new material all day, you have one other option: You can perfect an act that really works and you can tour. Or, as we put it, "It’s a lot easier to get a new audience than new material.”

It turns out this is also true for political parties.

The Democrat Party has lurched so far left that it has alienated yuge swaths of the electorate. It is peddling the same stale, tired, hateful, divisive, grievance-grubbing ”material” with the same ancient pitch-coots and spokes-crones. They desperately need a "new audience” of voters to replace the white working class and tax-paying middle classes of all colors whom they have gratuitously insulted and driven away. They are counting on voters who are young, stupid and influenced by endorsements from brain-dead celebrities. Sadly, these people frequently do not bother to vote, like Colin "Cops R Pigs Socks” Kaepernick. But more importantly, they need people who don’t understand English with the exception of two words: "free stuff.”

Read the whole article at Powerline.

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February 16, 2018

Why does Gun Control Work but not Alien Control?

Timothy Birdnow

Here's a thought; there are more than three hundred million guns in the United States. Liberals want to ban them, or at least to curtail them via "sensible" gun control laws. Well...

There are officially 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S. and the left tells us it is impossible to remove them from our soil, despite the fact that they have legs and can move themselves if given proper incentive. If we can't get rid of illegal aliens how can we rid America of a much, much larger number of firearms?

Maybe we need to offer a path to citizenship to our guns?

As for "sensible" gun laws to discourage them, it only takes a few weapons to make a mass murder. Oh, and why won't "sensible" measures like a border wall not work on illegal aliens if they WILL work on guns?

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The Endless Shooting Chatter

Fay Voshell

George Neumayr's article on the shootings is one of the best I've yet to read. Superlative.

Spare Us the ‘Conversation’

From the article:

"The pols and pundits most insistent upon holding a gun-control "conversation” in the wake of mass shootings at schools did the most to turn them into nihilistic wastelands. From the puffed-chest phonies on CNN and MSNBC, we hear a lot about sinister "lobbies” that intimidate passive, cowardly pols. The insufferable Chris Cuomo, whose partisan arrogance is impossible to overstate, rips into this or that Republican for not "standing up” to the NRA. When has Cuomo ever stood up to the morally bankrupt teachers’ unions that turned America’s public schools into assembly lines of pathology?:

Read it all at The American Spectator.

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Race and IQ: A High School Science Fair Project Ignites a Storm

Selwyn Duke

We don’t know the student’s name, but we do know that he hit a nerve — in fact, he hit a whole bunch of them. Identified only as a boy of Asian descent at C.K. McClatchy High Schoolin California, the teen’s recent science-fair project, "Race and IQ,” propounded the thesis that differences in groups’ average intelligence influence their academic performance. He couldn’t win, though, because his project was removed after parents, staff and other students became "upset” and one girl said she felt "unsafe and uneasy.” The irony?

A project on evolution would no doubt have been well received — even though an assumption of racial differences is implicit in evolutionary theory.

In fact, The Sacramento Bee, which hasn’t yet evolved out of the progressive primordial soup,  link=http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article199440204.html] mentioned that the student’s thesis is associated with eugenics (which the Bee casts negatively), the science of improving the human race via selective breeding. The paper is likely unaware, however, that the term "eugenics” itself was coined by Sir Francis Galton — a cousin of famed evolutionist Charles Darwin — and that Galton made clear that in his eugenicist endeavors, he was merely building on his cousin’s work.

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It’s weather, not climate change, Governor Brown

Paul Driessen

Fires and mudslides are hardly new to California – any more than dry seasons and droughts are. What is new is the degree to which Governor Jerry Brown and other politicians – along with their media and environmentalist allies – try to duck responsibility for their own actions and inaction … by blaming manmade climate change and manmade droughts for these disasters.

As meteorologist Bob Endlich makes clear in this article, readily available meteorological and climate data demonstrate that these politicos are simply wrong about the alleged role of manmade climate change. In fact, NOAA’s rainfall records for California show rainfall slightly increasing in California over the 125-year period since rainfall records began. It’s time these folks started manning up and shouldering the blame for the disasters their anti-tree cutting and other policies have caused – in California and elsewhere.


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President Trump: Have Education Department Mandate Active Shooter Protocols

Dana Mathewson

Of course, liberals' heads will explode, and liberal parents will resist. So what? Git 'er done!


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FBI Missed "Professional School Shooter"

Dana Mathewson

As we've heard, the shooter was a "mental case." He left many traces of proof. And the FBI was aware of it. Did they drop the ball? Inquiring minds want to know.

From Urgent Agenda:

SOMETHING WAS MISSED – AT 11:54 A.M. ET: The FBI was alerted to the alleged Florida high-school killer. From Buzzfeed:

Last fall, a Mississippi bail bondsman and frequent YouTube vlogger noticed an alarming comment left on one of his videos. "I'm going to be a professional school shooter," said a user named Nikolas Cruz. more...

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Washington Can't end Mass Shootings

Dana Mathewson

David French "gets it." He was never really on my radar screen, but I think he is now. He has two articles on NRO as I look at the site, and this one is very good indeed.

He says "Don't look to Washington to solve the problem." And he's certainly right about that! There are some interesting ideas in this article.

David Dickinson has this to say: more...

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February 14, 2018

Remington Files for Bankruptcy

Dana Mathewson

This is not good news! Gunmaker Remington to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

They've been around a long time! The home I grew up in had a .70 cal. percussion cap smoothbore Remington rifle with "1874" stamped on the receiver. And they'd been in business quite a while before that.

Dana follows up. . .

However, this may not be so bad. The article DOES state that Remington intends to "keep on keepin' on" during the bankruptcy and one might assume they intend to come out of this unburdened by their current ownership. If so, this is A Good Thing!

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I don't know much about Art...

Dana Mathewson

Friend Ken sends the following article, which does not exactly go easy on the pix:
Some good -- no, great -- comments, too. more...

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Dumbest move of the year

Jack Kemp

The father of the UCLA boy who was an ingrate towards Pres. Trump intervening to save him from jail in China is now ready to demand that the Lakers take all three of his sons on their team or the one son on the team (not a great scorer) will leave the Lakers and become a free agent. I think the dad has just given the Lakers the opportunity of the year to get rid of the one Ball brother on the team. Maybe the dad can try this gimmick on the Harlem Globetrotters. But if his sons were white, they could play for the Washington Generals, the team the Globetrotters consistantly beat. Whatever drugs - or ego trip - the father is on, it will soon be crashing down. more...

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Boy, if this happens...

Jack Kemp

Boy, if this happens, Barney the Dinosaur will really be extinct.

Trump proposes eliminating federal funding for PBS, NPR

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Joe Concha

Original Article 2/13/2018 5:08:02 PM President Trump´s newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall. CPB provides federal funding for PBS and National Public Radio stations. "The Budget proposes to eliminate Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) over a two year period," according to the proposal. "CPB grants represent a small share of the total funding for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR), which primarily rely on private donations to fund their operations," it continues. "To conduct an orderly transition away

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Dear Lord, what were you thinking?

Paul Driessen

I never imagined that a marvelous evening of jazz and art would inspire an article. But when drummer and band leader Tommy Igoe introduced his third number – "Dear Lord, what were you thinking” – with a subtle suggestion that it might have political overtones, there it was.

What indeedwas our Creator thinking, when he gathered those brilliant, classically educated colonial farmers, merchants and tradesmen to debate ideas and craft documents that declared independence from Great Britain and launched an untested form of government that included federalism and an electoral college? Fast forward a couple centuries, and many might ask the same question, as federalism brought us horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing … environmentalism begat fears of a climate cataclysm … and the electoral college changed the face of Washington and American politics.

My article explores all these themes, and more. more...

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Slobbering Love and the 2nd Amendment

Wil Wirtanen

Kurt nails it, along with some excellent putdowns.

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February 13, 2018

Obama's Multiple Middle Finger V for Victory

Jonathan Dickinson

A lot of people have had a lot of things to say about the Obama portraits. For instance, some science writer named Erin Biba (who's white, by the way) had this to say:

"Dear white people: It is beautiful that the Obama portraits are bringing so much joy to the black community. That is the only opinion you need to have about them."

The biggest complaint seems to be that Michelle Obama's portrait kinda doesn't look like her, at least not at first glance. But a very observant person noticed that Barack has more fingers than most of us.

This from Dana Mathewson

Either that or he has some kind of African carpal tunnel syndrome. Car-pool tunnel?

"Dear Science Writer: It seems to me like you are writing about a subject outside your frame of expertise. But if indeed joy is the only criterion of official portraits, then we have gone a long way down a slope. Not a slippery one, but a downhill one for certain.

From Tim:

Well, the man always did like to keep his middle finger free to employ at will....

And Obama got away with more than the usual five finger discount.

By the way, doesn't that look like pot plants in the background?

Dana again:

They sure do.

By the way, regarding the six-finger look: I never thought I'd get in ahead of the great Ben Shapiro, but I remarked to our private circle that it reminded me of the six-fingered villain in the wonderful movie "The Princess Bride," and immediately put into my head Mandy Patinkin's line (repeated more than once, the last time when he was just about cut into pieces by the villain's sword, "Hello. My named is Inigo Montoya. You keeled my father. Prepare to die!" One of the greatest lines of useless defiance in any movie I can remember, and it made me a fan of Patinkin, even through that awful T.V. show "Criminal Minds." Anyhow, I handed this idea to my friends THREE DAYS before Shapiro put it out into the world (Brag brag)!

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Time for President Trump to provide full disclosure of the documents that prove FISA court abuse and spying by Obama in 2016

This from Americans for Limited Government:

Robert Romano

The four-page House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligencememorandumhas been available since Feb. 2, detailing abuse by Obama era Justice Department and intelligence officials to illegally spy on the Trump campaign in 2016.

In Oct. 2016, the FBI used the unverified Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Clinton campaign paid for Christopher Steele-Fusion GPS dossier falsely alleging Trump campaign-Russia collusion to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant against Trump campaign advisor Carter Page — and concealed that information from the court.


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Quote from Burt Prelutsky

Dana Mathewson

"Secrets to Inner Peace”:

If you can start the day without caffeine;
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains;
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles;
If you can eat the same meal every day and be grateful for it;
If you can accept it when your loved ones are too busy to pay attention to you;
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment;
If you can relax without alcohol or tobacco;
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs;
You are probably the family dog.

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