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Bernie's Embrace of Corruption!

Lay down Bernie! Roll Over! Good Boy!

Well, Bernie Sanders showed Hillary Clinton his belly and urinated a lot sooner than I thought he would. The Democrat nomination results were invalidated by the release of emails demonstrating collusion between party officials and Clinton. Sanders had a fresh opportunity to reinvigorate his platform influence at the convention this week by putting up a floor challenge. Instead, he demonstrated his cowardice and with barely a whimper, gave up the fight.

Clearly, you’d be hard-pressed to locate a complete pair of gonads within the entire Democrat establishment. There is no one who has the fortitude or the good sense to stand up to the felon and her machine, even though they can no longer deny the damage that’s been done to the party and is potentially in store for the nation. The modern “progressive” is a prideless, gutless, witless slave to party elites. Whatever Hillary orders them to swallow, they’ll swallow. And, drones that they are, they will march forth with their memorized talking points to further the lies and hypocrisy of the Queen.

If there is anyone on the convention floor with an ounce of courage, I would happily be proven wrong. I’d like to see a floor challenge to the rules and Clinton’s hubris.

The disgrace of the party brand is not the worst part of all this. What these leaks clearly demonstrate is that Clinton was indeed a target of foreign intrigue. Honest, reasonable people can any longer say that Clinton’s illegal server wasn’t hacked. The FBI Director, Jim Comey pretty much established that in testimony. He said that he couldn’t rule her being hacked in or out and he was fairly confident the Russians and the Chinese had the contents of that server. So yeah, she removed classified information from it’s proper domain and she was hacked.

But none of this is new. We know, for example, from news reports going back to Dec/Jan that BJ Bill’s wife told her aides to remove classification markings on a secret document, cut and paste the content and send it to to her illegal, unsecured server. She even coached them on how to do it!

We knew this. But now, in anticipation of the next Assange release, it is being reported as a new revelation. As is always the case when bad news is anticipated, you are being inoculated.

So here we are. We sat through the FBI/Justice Department collusion, shutting down the investigation into in the illegal server. We are watching quietly as the FBI continues to shed it’s honor by covering up the facts about the Clinton Foundation and their direct, brazen sales of influence to foreign actors. We now get to see just how ethically bankrupt the Democrat Party is in their handling of the latest scandal.

It must be said, the Dems are surely gaining confidence from of the zero coverage their sycophant news drones provide. The major networks are, as usual avoiding this story like the plague. CBS had a long sit-down with Clinton and her running mate. They did ask the most burning questions of the day regarding the party emails. That part of the interview ran online after the news was over. It should have led the cycle. All the fake news shows, and Party-run newspapers know that by leaving it to FOX and Breitbart to report, they will claim later that covering the scandal is just another vast right-wing conspiracy. The party drones, devoid of dignity will pretend to believe it and will even spread the misdirection further.

Meanwhile, on the GOP Side…

Donald Trump is demonstrating, almost as if I’d asked him to, why I have been so hard on him and why I shake my head in disbelief that he ever got nominated.

Today was the greatest opportunity EVER for him to utterly cripple the Clinton candidacy. Ammunition was served up like a salad with Wassermann-Schultz croutons. He could spent the day swinging for the fences and nailed one home run after another. Instead, what does he do?

Trump announced today that he intends to form super PACs to destroy Ted Cruz and John Kasich in the public arena. Because they did not stroke his ego, Trump has actually stated publicly that he will dedicate energy and resources to destroying fellow Republicans.

I covered the Cruz issue, a contrived event started by Trump and Pete King (R-NY) in a previous post. In Kasich’s case, he refused to even attend the convention. Why? Because his convictions wouldn’t permit it. I don’t think much of Kasich. I think he spent the entire campaign thinking if he remained inane enough, the country would suddenly think he was the prettiest girl at the dance. Clearly, that never happened.

So to punish these two for hurting the Donald’s feelings, Trump and his incompetent handlers blew a golden opportunity to advance the Republican cause while trashing Republicans who still enjoy some support within the party. Way to be the “reuniter” Big D! Time, energy and scarce resources will be blown trying to make Cruz and Kasich look bad instead of going after the REAL opponents.

Okay, show of hands; now that Trump is desperate for cash (he’s not worth $10 billion) how many think serious donors will step up and give him the needed cash while he behaves with such mind-blowing petulance and irresponsibility. Do you think the Koch brothers will part with their money if they think Trump will be spending his time continuing to cry about Lyin’ Ted?

If you raised your hand use it to slap yourself in the face. No serious donor will waste their money that way.

Meanwhile, There’s the Libertarians.

While all this is going on there is a successful two-term governor backed up by another two-term governor as his running mate. Gary Johnson is a bit dorky. But he can form full sentences and he is not a felon.

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Mission Accomplished! Wrecking the GOP!

They Almost Had Me!

I was so close! I was almost there! With Mike Pence coming on board, with Rudy Giuliani’s fiery speech, with Newt’s brilliant performance, I was ready to get behind the guy I have been pounding away at through the entire election cycle. I watched Ted Cruz, in a display of real sportsmanship, put aside Donald Trump’s  low-class barbs of the primaries. He outlined for the convention those things they must promote in order to win the White House. I was of a mind that if he could go that far to support the party, maybe there was some hope. I was feeling good about the GOP again – for less than a day.

I thought the New York delegation shamed themselves by booing during a very civil and well-delivered speech. I wrote it off as the typical, girlie petulance that Trump has always displayed and inspired in his cult.

But I woke up this morning to hear the campaign has circled the wagons and were having a hissy fit over Cruz not saying, “I endorse Donald Trump.” For the moment, we’ll put aside what monumental wussies they are. And the fact is Cruz said we needed to support the whole ticket, up ticket and down. For the monumentally stupid, that includes Trump.

The following would have been the winning reaction on the part of the Trump campaign: When asked how they felt about Cruz not directly endorsing Trump by name, they should have said, “Cruz wasn’t asked for a direct endorsement. He was cordially invited to speak to the convention and graciously accepted. His presence alone shows that he and Trump have gone past the primary infighting and are ready to take on the Democrat felon. Besides, he did endorse the ticket and the entire down-ticket.” (All would have been true, productive, winning statements).

But Noooooo!

Instead, we get Donald Jr. and Paul Manafort helping to create a problem where none existed. And in doing so, even after the primary is over, they are still actively seeking to trash a fellow Republican.

It has been a Trump campaign practice, three or four times a weeks, to get up in the morning and spend at least one day explaining away yesterday’s screw ups. And there have been some humdingers. This has been the morning routine every day so far, on the week of the convention. Many people have tried to explain to Trump, both privately and on the air, that if you are explaining what happened yesterday, you are not winning. And the problem is not entirely Trump. His handlers, especially the “brilliant” Paul Manafort have done him a huge disservice in their amateurish performance.

Today just marks one more day of Trump’s feet being stuck in the mud, keeping him from taking on his opponents. The campaign has taken a convention that should have been a victory lap and a huge launch for the general election and turned it into a daily circus of unforced errors. And you thought the Clint Eastwood thing was lame.

By the way, is there a normal, non-cult, thinking human being who expected to hear Cruz say, “I endorse Donald J. Trump?” I know I didn’t expect it.

The root of all the original rancor, of course, was the per-adolescent behavior of the man Cruz was supposed to have endorsed. Trump insulted Cruz’s wife! He suggested a link between Cruz’s father and the JFK assassination! Trump was more vociferous in his loony rants about Cruz’s citizenship than he had been about Obama’s. For months, Trump called Cruz “Lyin’ Ted” over things Cruz spoke honestly of, none of those things being issues the candidate has anything to do with anyway. I am sure if that last item was the only issue it would have been forgotten by now. But the first two?…

Why did Trump say Cruz’s dad was mixed up with the murder of JFK? Because he saw it on Twitter.

How did he insult Cruz’s wife? He saw it on Twitter and added a comment before re-tweeting.

Twitter! That’s your presidential candidate, folks! Tweeting like a vindictive middle school girl! Is this presidential material? Is this the guy who is supposed to beat the felon? You haven’t seen 1/100th of the pounding the press is about to give Trump. Never mind that I and others have been warning you since last summer that the pounding was coming. When it does, YOU (the Trump supporters) will be crying at how “unfair” the press is.

Well, no shit! The press is mean to Republicans! They go for the jugular! And you, dear Trump-ettes, served up the prefect specimen for the press to dissect. Good job!

Answer this: Who among you lacks dignity to such an extent, that if someone insulted your family in the stupid and public way Trump did, you would still, publicly kiss that someone’s ring? That’s the kind of ignoble act you’d expect of a Clinton or one of their sycophants. It isn’t what honorable adults do.

Our Own Undoing

So we now have a Republican party controlled on one side by two of the Four Morons – Ryan, McConnell, Pelosi and Reid[1. There are other links to the Four Morons of the American Political Apocalypse all over this site.], and on the other by “reality” TV and professional wrestling fans, none of whom could define conservative with a copy of Common Sense in their hands. Nor can their Dear Leader. He truly has no clue what the word means!

There is nothing left of the GOP for an honest conservative to hold onto. Therefore, as of next Monday I will be researching the Conservative and/or Libertarian Party. I may ultimately register as an independent. But I am leaving the sad tatters of what once was the party of Lincoln; the party of Reagan.

As an aside, there is a cute myth surrounding this convention. “You can’t fake kids,” the speakers are saying. Look at those wonderful children. Donald did such a good job! Well, I’ve dealt with this one before on this site. But since we are knee deep in the kids thing, and I’ll hear comments suggesting I have to believe in Trump because he is such a good father, I’ll say it again. The principal complaint against Trump in both his divorces – along with some serious philandering –  was that he was NEVER THERE! The evidence is in the very qualities we admire in his sons and daughters, especially their speaking ability. They didn’t learn that from him. HE WAS NEVER THERE! Those kids were raised by their mothers or their nannies. That is where they acquired their life skills. It wasn’t from the guy who can’t string two sentences together without filling the air with tangential white noise. We hear stories of the kids being at the office with “dad”. THAT was the quality time. When he was in town, the kids were permitted to hang out in the office. Whoa! Father of the Year!

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Book Recommendations

Books: Politics, Battles and Dunces

Libertarianism in a Nutshell

A friend recently published a book about Libertarianism. The reader may find it an excellent primer on the subject of personal liberty. As the name states, it will certainly help you understand this growing political movement in America. Perhaps it will pave the way to more classic political thinkers like Hayek. Like many books, my own included, it is hoped that citizens might use these works as a springboard to civil participation and personal responsibility.

Libertarianism in a Nutshell by Aaron Barksdale and Joshua Hardy is available on Amazon.

A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn – the Last Great Battle of the American West

Few battles have had more written about them than Little Big Horn. This book has been very well-received. It is not simply a popular and readable narrative. It is also well-documented enough to be used as a college text book. If you interested in the event or the era in which it occurred, this book should be in your library.

A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn - the Last Great Battle of the American West

A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn – the Last Great Battle of the American West by James Donovan

 

A Confederacy of Dunces

If you think Holden Caulfield gave us much to consider, meet Ignatius J. Reilly.  Walk with him through the culture of 1960’s New Orleans.  This book was written by John Kennedy Toole before his suicide in 1969, frustrated by the lack of notice his work received. (I know the feeling.) It was salvaged by his mother and given to Walker Percy (a man with quite a story of his own) at Loyola University. The posthumous publication went on to win a Pulitzer.

Among a myriad of local quirks the will strike you, if you are a stranger to the Big Easy, is the accent found in some of the cities enclaves. Thanks to the influence of Sicilian, Irish and German families drawn to the area, the places where they dominated the culture developed the same accent as North Jersey and New York. In fact there was a Sicilian Mob in NOLA before there was the Mafia in NY. You can check that out.

This is only one of the many surprises you’ll find walking with the funny, flatulent, off-beat Ignatius.

 

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Quick Hit: Biden, et al Want It Both Ways.

“I can say it, but you can’t. Neener-Neener!” Said the childish Democrat.

In many of my posts, I refer to Joe Biden and Joe “DUH” Biden. I have been told, mostly by my more left-leaning friends, that this is in poor taste because it is mean and personal.

Well.

I have listened to the left’s message for decades now. The hallmark of the left, when it comes to speech is to say things as intentionally hurtful and personal as possible. The goal is always to create phony bogie men who wants to hurt this group and that. Most significantly, when things are related on this level, it is never true.

Today, Joe “Duh” Asshat” “Punk” “Scut-mouth” “Lying” “Divisive” “Irresponsible” Biden referred to Republicans as Xenophobes. Really? Tell me that isn’t getting nasty and personal. Tell me he isn’t taking part in the propaganda frenzy of the Obama White House and the Clinton Campaign. Joe isn’t sharp enough to realize that this tension is maintained for the specific purpose of seeing more cops and black men killed in our streets.

He is a little slow. Obama has been working on this for a long time. Joe Is just now jumping on the band wagon. But then, Biden has never been accused of being in the Mensa Society.

In the meantime, if a Republican/conservative says we need to vet refugees coming from war zones occupied by our enemy, or we have to reduce spending and debt, or we still don’t know the ideal temperature of the earth; well that’s hate speech. We should be subject to RICO statutes for even thinking these things.

So if people think I’m a bit too sharp in my labels here, consider the level of insult conservatives face every day just listening to the Regime and it’s lackeys. Consider how half our population hears our President say that killing cops is bad, but there is such a good excuse.  And they believe it!

That said, if my words still appear too harsh; if I come across as angry; if you feel I should demonstrate more restraint when talking about elected officials; well…you can kiss both sides of my ass.

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Respect? Justice? Really?! To BLM, et al.

No, Society Doesn’t OWE You Respect!

The media are reporting yet another police shooting. This one is in Baton Rouge. We still don’t know (as of this writing) if the shooter(s) are Muslim scumbags or Black Lives Matter (BLM) scumbags, if either. But I am waiting to hear from the irretrievably stupid among the usual talking heads who say that the shootings, while tragic, should give us pause to consider the injustices faces by SO MANY of our people. We’ll be told all the people fanning the flames, hoping for these violent outcomes while they moon for TV cameras, are just demanding “respect”.

See how modern-day “Democrats” react (officially!) to police being shot vs. police under investigation for questionable shootings.

No! Absolutely not!  Under these circumstances we owe no one any such consideration. The arguments we’ve heard[1. Especially from BHO, rabble rouser-in-chief] connecting the subhuman scum committing these murders to the idea of justice are already skewed by the exaggeration. they are based on phony grievances groups like BLM hold. By employing them the apologists disqualify themselves from the debate.

In a nation of laws, grievances are the responsibility of the aggrieved. Justice is won by the weight of argument. If a man is shot by police in Peoria, attention junkies in Des Moines have no dog in that fight. They can sympathize. That’s their right. They can protest, pointless as that would be in Des Moines. That too, is their right. But they don’t get to overturn one car or set one dumpster alight. To do so, claiming some kind of connection to far-away violence, is childish and should be dealt with like any other willful act of destruction. Such is not a moment to pause and seek understanding with the drama queens causing the destruction. Understanding can certainly be sought after civil society punishes the vandals and restitution has been made. It can be hoped that the overgrown children would gain a bit of maturity, having paid a penalty for their actions. At that point we can have wider discussions about “justice”.

But those who tell us we NEED to understand “why” our cops are being killed are no better than the “moderate” Muslims who say terrorism is really bad, but it only happens because Muslims don’t get absolutely everything they want. We need to feel sympathy for them, we are told by “moderates”, so they can stop killing innocent civilians. We need to respect them. Similarly, we are told, we need to respect groups like BLM.

Basic Reality

Let’s talk about grievances. Mature, productive members of American Society of all races know that systemic racism or injustice doesn’t exist in this country. There are racists in America. There are under-qualified cops who slip through the cracks in America. There are even crooked politician like Hillary Clinton who lie out of both side of their mouths and pretend to care about the color of your skin.[2. News flash! They don’t. Such politicians consider you to be inferior. That’s why they pander to you based on your skin tone. They are hoping you are stupid enough to buy it.] But American society, as an entity, is incredibly tolerant and accepting.

Few countries have gone as far as the United States to coddle their minority communities. We have quota systems in place to see that minority applicants get jobs and an education ahead of better-qualified citizens based solely on the color to their skin. We have a major political party dedicated to the idea that all minorities, especially black Americans, are incapable of living successful lives so they must be carried by society. Employees, especially government employees, are constantly being marched into training rooms and conference rooms to be told how to behave toward protected classes of citizens. They are told what they can and cannot say, so as to avoid hurting the feelings of these poor minority members. They are told the reporting procedures and penalties for saying or doing the wrong thing.

The walls of every company in America are required by law to be papered with posters telling every employee how to fill out their hurt feelings reports in the event someone says or does something not condoned by Big Brother.

Mature, motivated citizens of America, regardless of race, consider all of this a yawner at best and embarrassing at worst. What honest, proud adult wants to be in a group labeled less capable, regardless of the intent of the label?

It would appear some people do. And regardless of the REALITY outlined above, these people will never recognize that the deck is actually stacked in their favor. Instead of taking advantage of that fact, these constant whiners (white, black, latino, etc.) will continue to stand outside the ranks of proud, successful citizens (white, black, latino, etc.) making their own way in this country. The whiners will demand even more from society while contributing ever less.

But What of ALL the Shootings by Racist Cops?!

Yeah, what of that? What of ALL these shootings?

Why do people call 911? Is it because they see someone helping a neighbor in their garden? Is it because they witnessed well-dressed people going into a church? No. It is because they believe a crime is being committed.

There are approximately 240 MILLIION 9-1-1 calls made every year. About a third of these calls do not require police to go to a scene. That leaves about 160,000,000 times per year that police respond to 9-1-1 calls.[3. National Emergency Number Association, www.nena.org]. For the sake of simplicity, we’ll say that these are the only instances in which police interact with citizens.

Police personnel killed 1140 people in 2015[4. That is the highest number I can find. Estimates range from “nearly 1000′ to 1140. Multiple sources via Washington Times and Wikipedia.] That means if we only count 9-1-1 calls, then in .000125% of calls, the police end up killing someone. Of these, a fraction are unarmed, just over 100 or .0000625%. Of those, many are behaving in a threatening manner whether with a vehicle or by appearing to be reaching for something (judged by officers involved as a weapon). There are no real stats on this area. But I think you see where this is going.

We have over 800,000 police officers in this country.

Now lets throw in millions of traffic stops – where cops occasionally end up being shot – or situations which police happen across while on patrol, to the mix. Now you have multiple hundreds of millions of contacts annually that do not end in the death of a suspect. You have an infinitesimal number that do, and only a tiny few of those that can be regarded as bad shoots.

There is a great deal of talk about SO MANY more black suspects, armed and unarmed being shot than white suspects. First, it is only more per capita. More Whites are shot than blacks. And PER CAPITA more blacks commit crime, including violent crime than whites. A harsh truth to accept, but a truth. And again, we are talking about a vanishingly small fraternity here. To seek an explanation beyond that is intellectually dishonest.

None of the Shootings of Cops and Baseless Protests are Understandable.

So, all of the emotion you see in the streets, all of the apology for the “understandable” rage of Black Americans, is based on ignorance of those who want to blame cops for everything, at best. At worst, it is the willful dishonesty of those who seek to inspire unrest.

As a group, law enforcement must be commended on the unfathomable restraint they display every day.

But if you think cops were twitchy before, now that we have people listening to Hillary Clinton, the “Reverend” Al Sharpton and BLM, ALL cops, of all races are going to be a lot more defensive in their policing. The stage has been set for record numbers of violent confrontations between law enforcement and citizens. We already hear of diminished policing in some areas. Perhaps the political hacks and egomaniacal publicity seekers, “protesting” imaginary issues, are quite pleased with just such possibilities. Each death, cop or civilian, adds to their phony narrative.

Back to my first point about “respect”. People are free to demand respect all day long. But respect doesn’t come because you demand it. It must be earned. People DO NOT respect you because you block traffic and shout mindless chants. They don’t respect you because you wrecked a downtown area of your city. They don’t respect you because you make veiled threats or direct threats. Although society will too often appease this type of activity, they actually hate you for it and hold you in contempt. That is appropriate.

Respect is earned by demonstrations of character and, in conflict, the weight of argument.

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Stalinist and Stupid, Part 3: Attacking Reason

Where Reason Goes to Die

In final installment of this series we will discuss the perversion of science being proposed by Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, et al. Science is being perverted at expense of all Americans and at the peril of the foundation of all our Constitutional rights. Yes, it is that bad. It is an attack on reason itself.

Religion as Science

In a work entitled On the Extraordinary: An Attempt at Clarification,[1. Zetetic Scholar, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 11, 1978] Marcello Truzzi stated “An extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof.” It is a challenge often thrown down when addressing miraculous or supernatural phenomena. In discussions of the spirit world, the response to the challenge is never answered satisfactorily for even the mildest of honest skeptics. Proof is often offered in the form of restating the original claim in another way or implying fault on the part of the challenger. He lacks the requisite faith to understand the Holy Church of XYZ. But the proof is not forthcoming.

Science as Religion

We see the same behavior when dealing with climate change/global warming (CC/GW) activists and alarmist. Like most religious movements, the Church of CC/GW was created and spread amongst the heathen to the benefit of those making the extraordinary claims. A professor in the UK was trying to make a name for himself. By farting around with temperature statistics and using an odd combination of methods, he was able to create a possible scenario regarding future, theoretical temperatures. By continuing to play with the model, using wilder and wilder assumptions – few, if any, have ever occurred – he was able to produce an alarming upswing in temperatures. When his findings were picked up by opportunistic laymen, all possible outcomes were based on the existence of one gas and it’s effects on the climate. The countless other influences, whether diminishing or amplifying, were ignored. By exploiting the irrational fears inspired by the alarmists, less then ethical people like Al Gore have profited nicely from investing in “clean energy alternatives” that don’t work, yet are flooded with government dollars. And those in government who dole out those tax dollars make lots of money back in the form of campaign donations and bullshit “honoraria”.

Like religion, when doubt is cast upon the Church of GW/CC, the evidence provided the doubter is a louder repetition of the original claim. If the doubter is dissatisfied with that, he is told the 97% of all scientists agree that man and CO2 are causing climate change and global warming. This is not only untrue,[2. I’ll Alex Epstien, of Forbes magazine provide an important insight here.] it is an obscenely unscientific argument. That a lot of people say or think something does not make it correct. It would make an interesting side note, perhaps add a bit of credibility to an argument, if true. But in this case it is not at all true.

In any event, it is not evidence. When an honest skeptic persists beyond the 97% poll crap, the skeptic is then labeled a “denier”. The origin of this is the label put on people who denied the Holocaust. For that event we have real-time documentary evidence. Denying it makes you quite the conspiracy theorist. No one has successfully argued the Holocaust didn’t happen. And no one who has denied the Holocaust as done so without an extremist agenda.

Arrogance Run Amok

The intent is clear. Lacking a convincing, scientific argument, GW/CC cultists use the most egregious charge they can find to vilify anyone who would question their religious dogma. Reason and intellectual curiosity have been declared verboten by the GW/CC believers. Careers in the sciences have been destroyed by the zealots. This is especially true on college campi. This is just one example of how reason is left to wither at colleges and universities. But it is also the most dangerous.

All this self-righteous abuse comes from people who do not know what the optimum mean temperature of the earth should be. No one knows that. It is unknowable with our present understanding of the universe. We don’t know if we are moving toward it or away from it. And yet these climate geeks feel free to destroy anyone who dares to speak against them.

The New Inqisition

Days ago, in a nod to the looniest of the American left, the Democrat Party has placed in their platform a codified instrument of government persecution. Thinkers of every stripe in any field need to oppose this fascistic action. You may not be shocked to hear that the felon/candidate, Hillary Clinton has endorsed this proposal.

What it says is that any company who disagrees with GW/CC alarmists should be prosecuted under racketeering statutes or sued under the color of governmental authority for contributing to the destruction of the planet.

If this plank survives the convention, our lives will be forever altered. Politicians who pretend to believe they can alter the Earth’s temperature by .06 degrees over 20 years by manipulating the presence of one gas in the atmosphere (they really do know they can’t) will be able to stifle speech and reason on ANY subject, if doing so is popular enough. Note: I didn’t say true or important enough. Just faddish will do.

Please read The Perversion of Knowledge (Available of Amazon). If the Stalinist, GW/CC dogma plank isn’t laughed and jeered out of the Democratic platform, this book will be the model of your future and the future of our centers of learning.

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James Comey: The Great American Stooge!

Comey and His Contribution to National Perdition

All my readers know I am extremely hard on Donald Trump. So long as he rants without substance, so long as he holds to liberal, statist ideas like eminent domain for private enterprise (crony capitalism) or answers serious questions with talk of polls and how rich he is, I will continue to bust his chops. But he still gets wood on it now and then, and I am happy to give him credit when he does. Today he knocked it out of the park with his tweet about Hillary Clinton and James Comey and his hashtag #riggedsystem. I think he might agree that this is a dark day. Perhaps the darkest day in American politics since Nixon was pardoned.[1. Most people are not politically educated enough to understand that all the things under the rubric of “Watergate”, the break-in, the shit list, the coverup, the recordings, don’t amount to a flea bite compared to a single one of the crimes and scandals associated with Hillary Clinton. And in her case, she was the actual perpetrator. She wasn’t the cynical boss covering for underlings. She was the criminal or character assassin at the heart of the crimes.]

This morning James Comey proved me right, and countless other commentators who said he was a stand-up guy, utterly wrong. Today Comey discarded all of his credibility and dignity to protect the most corrupt politician in the history of American presidential politics. He allowed himself and the FBI to be used as goons, just as the IRS was used, to advance the aims of the most totalitarian cabal ever to infect the Executive branch of our government. Comey is a stooge and a political whore.

Side note: As I write this BHO is making a campaign appearance for Clinton. For the truly slow among the readership, that’s why Comey had to bend over this morning. Obama was itching to get out on the campaign trail, to feed his fragile ego and he couldn’t do it while BJ Bill’s wench was under investigation. So he had Comey shut the investigation down.

There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office,” B. Hussein O. says. High praise indeed from the least competent, least effective, most paranoid, most corrupt president in our history. And he’s a better person than Hillary Clinton! Another low bar, I grant you.

What the Law Demands; And What We Won’t Get

I am not a stranger to the requirements of holding a sensitive clearance. I know what is expected of people who have access to, or are in possession of, state secrets. There is nothing exotic in that. My job didn’t require I rub elbows with James Bond or work in the White House Situation Room. But I was responsible for protecting the information I did have access to. These requirements are not a matter of suggestion. They are a matter of law[2. The Espionage Act. The Records Protection Act], as General David Petraeus knows all too well. When you sign the documents governing your clearance and take the training for the handling of sensitive information, you read that matters of convenience or ignorance of the law are not mitigating factors when you are found to have compromised the secrets for which you are responsible. Intent or lack of intent are not factors in your prosecution. If information leaves the domain in which it is protected, a crime has been committed. If an employee or contractor of the federal government were found to have willfully placed sensitive information in an unsecured environment, outside the government’s control, as Clinton did, that person would be dealt with most severely. Unless, of course, you are an amoral, unethical political hack and can successfully corrupt the head of the FBI.

If I (or anyone who is not a corrupt Democrat politician) was suspected of channeling sensitive information to a laptop in my home (much less a server backed up by two unsecured, non-government server locations!) while working for the government, this is how the timeline would have unfolded:

Within minutes of the discovery, phone calls would go out for as many agents and as possible to be made available on short notice. Local law enforcement would be notified and possibly asked to assist in a raid on my home. Discretion would be emphasized. Within an hour or two of the discovery, federal agents of the FBI and Defense Intelligence would crash through my front door. If home, I’d be arrested immediately. My computer and anything remotely associate with it would be confiscated. Every cable or suspicious wire would be ripped from my walls. My internet provider and any company that might be carrying a blog or website would also be raided; not as forcefully, but they wouldn’t be given a choice about cooperating.

 No one would have NEGOTIATED the surrender of my computer! No one would have waited months for that server, providing me with an opportunity to tamper with evidence (another crime which Clinton committed) before arresting me. No one would have NEGOTIATED the circumstances under which I would be interrogated. Interrogations would start the moment I was taken into custody. No one would have said, “Oh gee, you gave a thumb drive with sensitive information on it to your lawyer? Well, can we get it back when you have time?”Followed by, “Oh gee, you or your attorney destroyed the information on that thumb drive in such a way that it can’t be forensically recovered? Well, okay then. Don’t worry about it.”

If anything was found on my computer classified as Secret or higher, I’d be wearing orange coveralls right now. This is not debatable. There is no chance it would be overlooked. If I said I committed the crime because doing so was convenient, or because I deserved greater control of the information I created/handled, I’d have been laughed out of even the most incompetent court room; and rightly so.

If you watch the old news feeds you will know that the Clinton server was being rumored and reported long before the FBI “discovered” she had it. It was that fact and all the “negotiating” and foot dragging that clued me in immediately that this situation would not end well. Still, I was not prepared for the visceral reaction I experienced this morning upon hearing Comey had finally whored himself, his career and the entire FBI in front of the whole world. The sitting president and attorney general have colluded in the crime being investigated.

A Few Particulars from the Press Conference

  • There was no evidence of intent…

First, intent is not a factor. However, are we to believe that Hillary tripped on the sidewalk resulting in the accidental installation of a server in her basement? Clinton said herself that she intended to skirt the system so she could control information.

So from now on, people can put classified information anywhere they want. So long as they say they didn’t mean it, it’s okay!

  • There wasn’t a high volume of information put on the server…

Fact: She returned 55,000 pages of information, most of it classified. And the FBI founds thousands more that she tried to hide – INTENTIONALLY! SHE TAMPERED WITH EVIDENCE. COMEY GAVE HER THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO – INTENTIONALLY!

And we haven’t even discussed shaking down foreigners for money while Secretary of State!

Fact: What Clinton did was treasonous. The President, the Attorney General and the FBI director are among the many other co-conspirators.

  • Comey said outright that lesser people – that would be you proles reading this – should not expect the same treatment that Hillary is getting if you commit such egregious acts of espionage. YOU would be prosecuted. Or in Comey’s words, face “administrative sanctions”.

Here’s the big red herring of the whole affair: Clinton’s minions keep saying that there is no crime here because there is no evidence that the server was ever hacked. This is wrong on so many levels. First, her criminality isn’t based on whethewr the server was hacked. It is based on her putting information including information MARKED Special Access Program[3. This is a marking that means no matter what your clearance level, you are not entitled to look at this information unless it is critical to your actual function. no exceptions.] on a server that is not secure and not a part of government computers.

Fact: Before he pled “the fifth”, Bryan Pagliano, the IT staffer Clinton secretly paid to run her illegal server, said there might have been two instances where the server was hacked. Today, while downplaying Clinton’s crimes, Comey said it is highly likely that “bad actors” accessed her server.

I Am a Changed Man

Resultant of today’s news, my relationship with my country has changed. Here’s how.

Years ago, the Navy recommissioned the old Iowa-class battleships. There was no one in the Navy who knew anything about those amazing 16″ guns they carried. The call went out for old hands who knew the guns to come back and teach the young guys how to make them work. Men between 50 and 65 years old strapped on uniforms and returned to service. Being an old Gunner’s Mate myself, I thought that was really cool. But if a weird circumstance like that were to occur today and I was asked to come back and serve under an Obama or Clinton administration, I would refuse to serve.

Further…

When I left DC, I was working for a truly great company, a defense contractor. The president of that company was one of the best employers you could ever hope for. My immediate supervisor was a top shelf manager and passionate about the mission. If that company came to me today and said they had the perfect job for me, working well within my areas of interest and talent, in a great location, (and no I-95 traffic!) under contract to a government with a Clinton or an Obama in it, I’d pass on the job. I’d be sick about it. But I wouldn’t do it.

I would refuse for two reasons. The first is obvious. I would refuse to serve a Commander-in-Chief as bereft of ethics as these two clowns. I would find no honor in that.

Second, we watched Venezuela plunge into a pathetic abyss under Chavez and Maduro. They were elected by an ignorant and emotionally charged peasant class. They had the excuse of being a country without the constitutional and educational advantages we have here. It ALMOST makes their mass stupidity understandable. We have no such excuse.

The Democrat party shames itself to have nominated such an unworthy creature to represent it. Half the electorate has yet to learn its lesson after TWICE electing an arrogant, pseudo-intellectual, now utterly corrupt Islamophile to the Oval Office. He and his Secretary of State got four men killed in Benghazi, including our ambassador and were in bed before learning of his fate. Now the possibility exists that Clinton will be elected president.  This is no longer the country whose uniform I wore so proudly. That country has been fading from view ever since the first guns were sent across the Mexican border to support the regime’s narratives. The collective stupidity that got Obama reelected; the more insidious stupidity required to elect Clinton, would be far less forgivable in America than in poor Venezuela – but we would be on the same path as that wretched hell hole.

I don’t want to serve a people who could do that.

Afterthought: Oh wait! Does this mean Edward Snowden can come home and only face administrative sanctions and back pay to the time of those sanctions? Because he didn’t actually GIVE information to the Russians. He just put them on a computer that they may or may not have accessed. Just like Hillary.

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Stalinist and Stupid, Part 2: The Magical Land!

The Magical Land of Stalinist Stupidity

Hello boys and girls. Today will talk about a magical land. It’s a special place where people have suspended all disbelief and want felons and circus clowns to take care of them and protect them. In this land the have a news industry that doesn’t do research and reports everything the leaders say as if that was the news. They are very obedient to the leaders they love.

In today’s episode, we find that the obedient media keep telling the people about the TWO candidates that are running for president. The liberal media[1. They are called “liberal” because they actively support socialist candidates. But we all know there is nothing more illiberal and pig-headed than a modern American “liberal”.] loves a felon named Hillary Clinton. They worked very hard to defeat Bernie Sanders. He is a socialist who tried to win the liberal presidential nomination. No matter how well he did, the media kept saying he wasn’t a good candidate. The conservative media are stuck with man named Donald Trump. None of them believe in him because he is an inarticulate clown. But they think he has the best chance of defeating the felon lady.

Oddly enough, it was the pink, socialist media who helped the clown the most. They have all kinds of dirty things to say about him. But they wanted to match the felon against the clown. So they carried him through the election. If you watch TV, you’ll see that they are starting to bring up these dirty things a tiny bit. But they are really waiting for next month. That’s when they will talk about all the naughty things they have been holding on the clown. Nothing the clown has done is a pittance compared to the actions of the felon, but that doesn’t matter to the pink media.

The conservative, or ham-handed media are trying to make the Donald look good. They don’t REALLY think he can win. The surely don’t think he would do a good job. But they are too afraid to do ALL the difficult reporting necessary or make any of the commentary needed to help or hurt the clown and actually defeat the felon.

LOOK  AWAY! No Candidate to See Here!

So unless you watch the news cycles twice a day like your Uncle Matt does, and pay VERY close attention to the details, you would never know there was a third candidate running for president. Buried deep down in the dark world of 10% poll ratings is a man who is on the ballot in 50 states. But the obedient media people almost never even mention him. All the political wizards told them not to. And when they do mention him, his name is Gary Johnson, they just say he can’t win. Even though 60% of all the voters hate the felon and the clown.

Every day the wretched felon says something silly, like “free college”.[2. Only stupid people think there is such a thing as free college or free WiFi, or free cell phones.] And the media people run to the silly clown and ask him for his reaction. Then the clown says something and they scurry like good little slaves to ask the felon what she thinks. No one ever asks poor Johnson, a successful two-term governor, or his running mate, also a successful governor, what they think. That would require real work and honesty. The modern media don’t want to work and they are not honest. So they keep going back and forth to the criminal and the real estate huckster. The media pretend their words have merit. They tell you these are the only REAL candidates running for president. They know that the vast majority of all the people don’t want Donald or Hillary. But they are under orders to make you want them.

The media, and their bosses in politics believe in the magic of intentional avoidance. They believe if they close their eyes and keep pretending governor Johnson isn’t there, you’ll believe them and vote for one of their candidates. Poof! Magic!

Here’s the most magical, mystical, pathetic part of our story. This week, the pink side of a pretend government commission announced that they wanted to sanction FOX News for how they structured their August debate last year. That was the first debate with a prime time and an under-card debate. People on the pretend commission (the Federal Elections Commission) wanted to make up pretend laws that said FOX “contributed’ to one campaign and hurt others by using the split line-up.  Poof. Magic. New laws.

Never mind that the media goons at CNN did the same thing. That was magically overlooked.

Providing and under-card with pre-determined qualifications didn’t help anyone except the voters who had a chance to see ALL the candidates. But still the pink commission members wanted FOX News punished for being…well…FOX News. In government, that is how you handle your political opponents. You ignore the U.S. Constitution and make up magically stupid and childish inanities to stifle free speech. You remember that, boys and girls. Free speech is what our college students lost years ago. Soon, we won’t have that right either.

And during all this time, the silly pretend commission has ignored years of established media barking about equal time. If there is anything the media slaves are doing to hurt one candidate and favor another, it is ignoring their job of reporting on the Johnson candidacy. It is being done by liberals and conservatives to forward the interests of their political masters. If that isn’t a contribution-in-kind to the felon and the clown, your Uncle Matt doesn’t know what is!

And this story might have a sad ending boys and girls. If Uncle Matt is correct, most of the silly voters won’t research the candidates on their own. They will listen to the media puppets and vote for one of the two worst candidates ever to run for the presidency. Or they will just stay home and hurt their country that way. I hope I’m wrong. Don’t you?

Full disclosure: I support the Johnson campaign by default, not personal enthusiasm. The major parties shame themselves this year in what they offer the American voter. I probably disagree on twice as many issues as I would agree on with Johnson. But he believes in taking a wrecking ball to the budget. That concept is decades, and trillions of dollars, overdue. He believes in small government and doesn’t think A-holes inside the Beltway should be involved with how you live your life. He is the only successful chief executive in the race and is backed by a successful governor as his VP. In my opinion, this is a no-brainer. We all need to grow up and dump the felon and the clown.

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Stalinist and Stupid, Part 1: No Gun For YOU!

In recent days, we have seen stunning attacks on free speech, political activity and due process in this country. There was a time, not too long ago when such attacks would have seemed inconceivable to anyone of any political stripe. To have put forward such ideas would have seemed Stalinist, stupid and embarrassingly immature. But, with “congressmen” who hold sit-ins on the House floor, heartlessly groaning out lame 60’s protest songs, I suppose maturity and dignity are in very short supply. 

No Fly, No Buy

The first, and still ongoing assault on citizens is the “No Fly – No Buy” gun restrictions. At first glance by the uninitiated, the idea seems relatively harmless. If you are a terrorist, you shouldn’t be able to purchase a gun.

But for those who know how to use the government as a weapon (Obama used the IRS to thwart political opponents) the No Fly list is a real gift. At the moment anyone can find themselves on the No Fly list. It was a bit of theater cooked up by incompetent politicians with no protection for the honest citizen.

Let’s say a commentator, we’ll make up a name – Matt Jordan – is toiling away on his political blog. In this blog – we’ll call it… I don’t know… call it Street Politics – Jordan labels Barrack Obama as the most paranoid and incompetent president in our history. There are thousands of people in this country with access and authority to add to the No Fly list. How easy would it be for this hapless scribbler to end up on the list?

Keep in mind the former Secretary of State, now Democratic presidential candidate, once made Imelda Marcos look honest and distinguished. When serving as our First Lady, Hillary Clinton made use of 1700 FBI files to construct her husband’s shit list. It was and is illegal for her to have been in possession of those files. She should have done jail time for it. But so corrupt was the Clinton Administration, so feckless our Congress, she got away with it. The obedient, often ignorant media played along.

What would stop an ethically bankrupt person like BJ Bill’s wife from using this list as punishment? What of government bureaucrats who believe it is okay to break the law and deny someone their rights and ruin reputations in order to protect such a politician? Couldn’t they put this madman, Jordan, on the No Fly list? Sure. It’s done all the time.

And once on the list, it has been made intentionally tedious and costly to get off. People spend years trying. At no time is anyone required to tell you why you are on the list or who put you there. Talk about your basic 1984 scenario. Not only is it abusive, it would be maddening. Oh, and it can all be done without a warrant and with no explanation to anyone.

Now, this is the list the Democrats want to use to control the sales of firearms. They introduced legislation, in a fit of drama and insult to the dead in Orlando, to say that if you are on the No Fly list you can’t buy a personal weapon. The Republicans, of course voted it down.

The GOP Is Not Being Helpful

Not to be outdone, the GOP announced their legislation saying that if you are put on the No Fly list (we’ll say by the pussy FBI employee whose car you bumped with a shopping cart) you’ll have a whole 72 hours to demand redress.

So okay, what citizen, who isn’t a well-connected Beltway tool, would be able to lawyer up and fight this inside of 72 hours? The result would be the same for most people who have been put on the list erroneously or spitefully. Years of hassle and a complete denial of due process. No matter. The point of the legislation is to grow the list as quickly as possible and to deny people their Second Amendment rights.

Now, Paul Ryan (one of the Four Morons) has announced the Republicans would offer a new bill that should pass regarding No Fly – No Buy. What is he going to offer as a redress window for the people on the list, thirty minutes?

If anything remotely similar to these bills passes, you will get whiplash watching the list grow. Few, if any of the names added will be terrorists. Liberal hacks will put every name they can come up with on the list. There are already a million names on it. Dummies who publicly state what worthless, witless boobs we have passing for a government will be among the first ones enrolled. We’ll won’t get guns. We might get cavity searches.

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