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The Ever Present Media Flim Flam!

The Latest Media Flim Flam

It is now accepted by many that the news industry exists, not to inform, but to advance a political agenda. There are few people, including those who work the con, who don’t accept blatantly slanted news as axiomatic to modern life. It isn’t new, but they’ve gotten so good at it and they’ve been so successful at creating an utterly apathetic citizenry, that the media now find themselves in a position to crate an entire presidential campaign out of whole cloth.

Gone are the days where reporters, especially television personalities had to be nuanced in how they spun a story. Now, without the slightest blush of embarrassment, Wolf Blitzer can weave a tale in which a felon can be president while carrying her Republican counterpart from announcement to nomination to defeat in the general election even as the viewer knows it is happening. And the public laps it up, pretending to believe what they are told. Those who don’t have retreated to their respective social network echo chambers, where they harmlessly tell each other how everyone (that would be the rest of the universe not a part of their conversation) is stupid.

They have the basic conclusion right anyway. We are gullible enough as a nation to be called “stupid”. No one on either side has made the slightest demand that their candidate measure up to the least standard. They didn’t think to. The candidates were brought to us 24/7 by the propaganda machine.

How to Make an Idiot Look Good

While Trump faced seventeen opponents, you’d never know there were more than three in the race at any one time. The news outlets would split screen an empty podium for an hour before a Trump event almost every day. He would blather about what is bad, how great his poll numbers are, what a rich guy he was, and it would be carried almost with out comment. Sometimes a talking head would make a remark about Trump’s lack of seriousness or intellectual laziness. But that was pretty much the show. Later in the day they’d carry an obligatory sound bite from whomever Trump was attacking, and that would be the extent of the Republican primary coverage.

How to Make a Felon Look Acceptable

On the Dem side, there stands the most corrupt candidate ever fielded by a major party. The press pounded away at how no one wanted her opponent to be nominated because he is a socialist. Meanwhile, that opponent drove his campaign to one success after another. Had the devotion to the felon been a bit weaker, had the coverage of Sanders been any less condescending, he might have won. But alas, the corruption of the press and the “super delegates” was too great. The media got their girl nominated just under the California wire.

There exists enough material for the media to have gone after her on her slush fund, Benghazi and her illegal server and hounded her out of the race in a week, as they would have done to ANY serious-minded candidate. Her silly double speak answers to the lame questions that were asked are so easily picked apart that not having done so leaves the media nakedly in the bag as her pet. And yet, most people still speak of this election, AND OUR MEDIA, as if it all actually means something.

The race we have today is the exact race the elites inside the beltway, and those that feed off the scraps of the powerful, wanted us to have. The felon queen continues to give her elementary school speeches and the media slowly turns up the heat on the Donald. Now when he says something stupid they report he said something stupid. When he says things that make sense, they belittle or ignore the statements.

As Street Politics Predicted…

And it’s only just begun. As I have said since this time last year, by the time Trump is declared the official nominee, the media will be in a full feeding frenzy. By late July, you will be hearing about Trump’s mob ties. Reporters will be pounding away relentlessly at him. Banner headlines will record his demise. And BJ Bill’s wife will be left unmolested. No one will ask why a criminal continues to run for president. What happened to Comey and the FBI? Why did he chose to be such a tool?

The media also pretends this is a two-person race. Their justification for ignoring a successful, two-term governor on the ballot in all fifty states is that he is not polling well. Of course, a thinking voter would know Gary Johnson isn’t polling because the press is pretending he doesn’t exist. I have seen him interviewed twice in the last four months on FOX and once on CNN. (See, now they can say, “What slanted coverage? We interviewed Johnson!”) Only one of those appearances was prime time.

I admit I am pissing up a rope here. You’ll read this, know it’s true and maybe sigh at the ugliness. So what. You won’t do anything about it. I could tell you how to get Johnson into the debates (in fact, I will in a later post), but experience says you won’t lift a finger to do so.

An ugly reality awaits you in November. It scares some of you. It disgusts most of you. But you are going to stand there and let it happen to you. I listen to all the loud, strong conservatives out their talking a big game. You talk about maintaining your right to assembly and free association, the right to carry a firearm and to say what is on your mind. But when they come for you, or your weapons, you’ll roll over and take it, meekly.

That will be your testament to the success of this monstrous infection we have permitted to fester in our midst.

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When I'm Right, I'm Right! Where Ya Been, Dana?

This morning I watch Dana Loesch (hot, smart) on Morning Joe. She was hawking her new book and discussing the election. She was asked about her book and how it applies to the present political picture. Shaking her head and shrugging, as if to be still wondering at a great new discovery, she said that non-elites outside “the Beltway” are sick and tired of the business-as-usual politics. They are tired of being ignored and want a candidate who speaks from the heart and speaks the truth.

Well, Dana and Will and Krauthammer and McCain (Meghan) and Hume and every other talking head, with painfully few exceptions, welcome to the real world. It has been a frustrating year, saying the same things over and over again while listening to commentators creeping toward acceptance of what is. The reality we little people have known since Bush 41 threw away the presidency in favor of the Bubba-in-Chief.

Both here and in the book, I banged away at what the voter and the nation as an entity needs in a candidate. Only one candidate took the lesson Dana is bringing up at this late date. But that candidate only followed the first two chapters. The ones who followed the other 18 chapters (quite capably) but ignored the first two, in favor of a low-risk run, are sitting at home now.

Would someone send Gary Johnson a copy of my book? I don’t want to do it and be seen as self-serving. He can use my ideas all he wants. He doesn’t have to mention my name. No one else has that permission. Only Johnson. If you use my ideas, you have to cite my work. This goes double for the cable news outlets!

I am blowing raspberries right now.

Dana’s book, Flyover Country: You Can’t Run a Country You’ve Never Been To is available on Amazon.

So is mine!!!!!

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Classic Rock: Do You Still Believe the S**t We Shoveled?

Have you heard the news and the associated sound tracks in the dispute between Led Zeppelin and the group Spirit? It seems there was a group that toured with LZ back when people believed that rock bands represented something transcendental and non-materialistic (as opposed to the greedy, money-grubbing materialistic reality). This group laid down a very smooth riff for one of their songs.

Later, Robert Plant lifted it to create one of his most enduring hits.

I’m no expert on copyright law. I know that all musicians are influenced by those who go before them. It certainly affects the music they make and the style they use. But I do know when I smell a very obvious rat.

The work Plant used to create Stairway to Heaven Is the very core of the song. It is also the very core of the song Taurus. Only a willfully dishonest person, or a vapid LZ fan can listen to the tracks and not know that. Plant ripped off a hard-working tour band’s music and got away with it for decades. I hope the courts stick it up his ass.

You listen and tell me. Legal or illegal, there is such a thing as ethics. If anyone listens to this and says Stairway to Heaven was a bolt out of the blue for Robert Plant, I’ll call you a liar or sell you some used aluminum siding. The side-by-side.

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What Will Become of the Internet?

Don’t sit on your hands!

Bottom line up front (BLUF): I am going to ask you most imperatively to write your congressmen – NOW!  I am also going to ask you to share this on all your social networks. If you already understand what the loss of ICANN means to our freedom of speech and freedom of association, click here to get right to it. Otherwise, read on.

If Congress had done its job to begin with, representing the American people and not foreign interests, this post would not be necessary. But they didn’t. No surprise. The legislature has been run by the Four Morons of the American Political Apocalypse for decades. (That would be MConnel, Reid, Pelosi and  Boehner – now Ryan. I refer often to these non-entities throughout this site.). These four are not interested in anything that benefits the American people. They are the ineffectual rubber stamps for all things favoring the state, their wallets and their incumbency.

This week a court ruled against a lawsuit brought to prevent our surrender of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). As a nation, we are giving up one of the greatest safe houses of freedom and most important American advantages (one we have not abused, by the way) of the last century.

Why the F**K would we give up ICANN?

ICANN is one of the painfully few things this country has done right. It is one of the only things the government has left alone. Even when Obama was turning the IRS dogs on conservatives to squelch their message, no one messed with ICANN. Basically, everyone knows that messing with ICANN for political gain would result in the opposition doing the same to you. So the government allowed the system to operate without interference.

Further, ICANN has been an amazingly honest broker in the assignment of domain names internationally. You search the name you want, if it is available, you pay a very small fee and you get the name, no matter who you are. Being a non-profit, government entity with nothing to gain has allowed ICANN to grow and function with incredible success for 47 years. There is no defensible reason to take control of ICANN from where it is today. Everyone benefits from it in the same way. The system works.

But there are businesses and foreign interests who see power and profit in wresting control of the system from the United States. There is no shortage of political whores who would gladly exchange power and money to provide this gem to them. Unless something happens very quickly those foreign interests will take control of one of the most valuable assets we have. And the way you interact with the world electronically will change.

To demonstrate, let’s look at some of the rhetoric behind the change. The two following quotes come from U.S. News & World Report

 

ICANN’s decentralization “should demonstrate that a bottom-up, multi-stakeholder consensus process can produce outcomes that are good for the internet”, vice-president Sally Shipman Wentworth of The Internet Society (IANA), an independent organization involved in the process, told Motherboard.

 

What “bottom-up” process is this idiot talking about. There is no bottom-up now. There is only one entity behaving as an honest broker for everyone. If the system is placed in the hands of any for-profit or foreign entity, there will still be no bottom-up ANYTHING at work. There will only be those people gaming the system for monetary or political advantage. They will be able to control the net with a simple yes or no to anyone seeking a domain name.

 

But “the status quo was no longer sustainable,” Mr Chehadé told Motherboard. The global nature of the internet “made it incredibly hard for ICANN to continue doing its critical role under the control of one party, whoever that party is, whether it is a government or a company”, he said.

 

What the F**K is so unsustainable with the existing system. Like other opportunistic political hacks, proponents of removing ICANN from the Department of Commerce have applied the label “unsustainable” to a system they do not control, but do covet.

Go back and look at the first quote again. ‘Multi-stakeholder?” Just who are these multi-stakeholders? Is it everyone on the Web? I seriously doubt it. There is a group called the Global Internet Community which met in Dublin last October. I am sure many of them think they should be running ICANN on behalf of the entire world of web users. You see, “stakeholder” is a romantic word for bureaucrat. These particular bureaucrats want to turn the internet into a giant socialist state, where “supposedly” everyone would get a say in how the system is run. That, of course, won’t last long. But these very smart people think they will be there to run the bureaucracy in place of the existing system. 

It will matter little. Once ICANN loses the protection of the Department of Commerce and  the the laws the govern it right now ( Internet Assigned Numbers Authority), the system will be easy prey for China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, along with less than honest corporations. They will devour the “bottom-up”, “multi-stakeholder”, idealistic and utterly directionless mess that results.

The obvious danger

Let’s say Russia, China and Saudi Arabia teamed up with a well-connected criminal element like, oh, perhaps Hillary Clinton. It would be child’s play for them to wrest control of the net from a starry-eyed group of idealists and make it look like a beneficent act for world understanding. However, do you think you’d be able to set up a name like Teapartyactivists.org? How about gayrightsinarabia.org? Do you think a comedy site called Putinisanidiot.com would get off the ground? No. And that’s all they’d have to do to diminish opposition.

Oh, and by the way, you can kiss $10 domain fee good-bye.

But with technology being what it is, they could also use their authority to spy on you and destroy your work.

 

This is Newt Gingrich on Twitter:

Every American should worry about Obama giving up control of the internet to an undefined group. This is very, very dangerous.

 

This is our last shot. It is 15 June. We have until September to stop this nonsense. Under existing law, ICANN will lose all protection in September. Write your congressman now. Chastise him for not acting sooner and tell him to introduce emergency legislation to keep ICANN and IANA in place. We would be idiots to give up control of Domain assignment.

Some of you are not convinced. Some have heard BHO extol the virtues of this loss of virtue to international players. We are told no one will take advantage of this change of stewardship. I will ask you to look at the following quotes from people who support giving up control of the internet. I collected these from various news sites. They feature Clinton, Obama and Kerry.

 

“I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits — either now or in the future.” ~ “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor.” ~ “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.” ~ “Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.” ~ “A two-state solution will be clearly underscored as the only real alternative – because a unitary state winds up either being an apartheid state with second class citizens, or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state.” ~ “This tunnel will be a bargain.” ~ “After two years of negotiations, we have achieved a detailed arrangement that permanently prohibits Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” ~ “Most importantly, I never sent classified material on my email and I never received any that was marked classified.” ~ “As of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it.”~ “I am 100 percent confident. This is a security review that was requested. It is being carried out. It will be resolved. But I have to add if there’s going to be a security review about me, there’s going to have to be security reviews about a lot of other people, including Republican office holders, because we’ve got this absurd situation of retroactive classifications.”

 

These are all quotes on random subjects from people who support the change in ICANN’s status. All of those quotes were not accidental inaccuracies or spin. They were outright lies. They were dead opposite of truth and reality. All the lies listed, I could have gone on for pages, were about important issues. Those same unethical individuals tell us we have nothing to worry about regarding the release of ICANN to parties with agendas. They tell us nothing will change for the net users. Why am I not confident?
This last quote, from the Daily Dot, starts with an attempt to skew the argument. It should say “all thinking people who understand the strong, objective record of Domain Name System (DNS) are concerned…” But the upshot of the quote is accurate, if understated.

Conservatives are concerned that the transition imperils the apolitical nature of the DNS root zone, the highest level of DNS routing information on the Internet. DNS is hierarchical: When a computer asks DNS how to access a website, its query goes to a mid-level DNS server that returns information based on its own checking with the root zone’s servers. If the root zone were compromised—say, if China lobbied to remove information about accessing .xxx domains—the spillover effects would be extraordinary.

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Letter for Your Senators and Reps.

Go to your Senator and your House Rep contact pages. Cut and paste this letter.

Dear Senator,

If Congress had done its job when this idea was first floated, this letter would not have been necessary. But Congress did not, so as of September 2016, we will lose control of ICANN and the Domain Name System (DNS) governing communications on the internet.

Only the most naive will believe that entities hostile to the United States and Western Values will not immediately move to take advantage of the loss of protection these entities will experience. They will no longer be protected by our Department of Commerce or the IANA. At best, they will be run by wide-eyed idealists who will lose control of them almost immediately, or they will be handed directly to those who will use political or religious ideology to thwart the free movement of information throughout the world.

ICANN and DNS are two of the painfully few things this country has done right. Giving them up, we will not only see something we did well turn to muck, but we will see personal liberty take a giant leap backward.

Please sponsor and vigorously promote legislation to stop this event from occurring! Keep ICANN and DNS just as it is!

Thank You,

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DHS and FBI: Partners in Failure

What the Partners Failed to DO

Well, almost 15 years after 9/11 national law enforcement and intelligence have still not learned the basic lesson it should not have needed to learn to begin with. No stove piping. On three occasions the FBI had the pleasure of Omar Mateen’s company. It seems this unworthy piece of garbage had made terrorist remarks to coworkers, which included a desire to kill cops in a Jihadi suicide.

But thanks to BHO and his fetish for all things Muslim, all FBI training and policy and training has been purged of terms like Jihad, Radical Islamist, terrorist. When Mrteen mentioned being persecuted for being Muslim, the FBI folded like an accordion and kindly turned him loose. They also sat on the information they had gleaned.

At the time of his death (the sonofabitch got off easy) Mateen held a job with a security company that contracted for, among other people, the Department of Homeland Security. Had the FBI been kind enough to notify DHS that they had a religious nut bag on their hands, we might at least assume he would have been out of a job. It may not have stopped the massacre, but the FBI would have done its job.

Is that too much of a stretch? After all, there are multiple dozens of religious nut bags known to be on the terrorist watch list who, after knowing about them for over a year, still have access to high security areas in airports. No reason to think the DHS would have fulfilled its primary obligation of protecting the Homeland. Making religious nut bags feel good about themselves trumps everything.

I’ve heard the excuse offered that the FBI just don’t have the funding or the manpower to do their job effectively. Who am I to argue? They must have the same problem with investigating BJ Bill’s wife because that has been a circus from the beginning. Still, even a reeeealy busy agent might find the time to enter a name into a database.

So as unindicted co-conspirators in the deaths of 49 people, you can add the FBI and DHS. They utterly failed on this case. They have on several others, most significantly the Tsarnaev brothers. No one will be fired or even disciplined. They know by now that they are not expected to do their jobs. They know not to ask questions. According the existing regime, they did their jobs flawlessly. the deaths of 49 people weigh as nothing compared to some FBI guys keeping secrets from proper authorities and Mateen not getting his feelings hurt.

There is nothing new here. Read chapter 15 of my book.  Before 9/11 FBI failures and stove piping were the result of simple incompetence and Bill Clinton’s physical cowardice. Under Obama, handing our country over to religious nut bags has been codified into policies. This was done at his, or the (Iranian-born) Valerie Jarrett’s direction.

Married to Feces

Who else could have stopped this? This morning, we learned Mateen’s wife knew of his plans and said nothing. For that, many talking heads say she cannot be held legally culpable. One can only be compelled to report a crime in the event of treason.

Well.

Am I correct to say that it is the official position of the U.S. Government that we are at WAR with terrorism? As much of a misnomer as the term is, if it is official policy, this would be a classic case of treason to let the enemy kill Americans. It would have been an excellent test case against the wife.

Alas, as it turns out she may have helped plan the attack and perhaps even given him a ride to the club that night. If found innocent of that, she should be tried for treason anyway. Whatever the government decides, no American citizen is in any way bound to provide Mateen’s wife with the least considerations. Anyone who recognizes her should feel free to refuse her service, merchandise or assistance. One can ethically feel free to treat her with complete contempt.

A Thought About Terrorists Themselves

This morning we woke to find that a religious nut bag in Paris killed a cop, tortured and killed the cop’s wife in front of a three year-old and streamed it live on Facebook. This rodent and Mateen are the face of our enemy.

As a military man, I’ve heard to the point of cliché, the adage that one should respect one’s enemy. The average American has taken this to mean respect his culture or the fact that the enemy may have a real beef. That is not the meaning behind the admonishment. It only applies to the enemies capabilities to resist our forces. We need to respect that as we would the speed with which a snake can strike.

But if we are to successfully engage and kill our enemy, we are psychologically required to hold all that he stands for in utter contempt. This is especially true of the ones who willingly pursue status as our enemy, like those who volunteer to kill people for god.

We owe these subhumans nothing in the way of common respect. They are stupid, gullible and depraved. Those who send them out are cowards and equally depraved. I would also contend that those who send them out don’t actually believe in all the allah crap, or they’d be strapping on the bomb vests and shooting at innocent people themselves.

No, we owe them nothing but the courtesy of killing them. They are beneath contempt. To say they are sons of whores who bred with pigs would be too kind. Sadly, terrorists are always celebrated, even lionized, by entire communities, even countries, of subhuman creatures who are every bit as depraved and gullible as the killers themselves.

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La Raza on the Bench

Typical Trump at Work: Handling La Raza

Here’s how an intelligent man handles things: Faced with a judge who is a member of a racist movement, the intelligent client has his lawyers bury the court in objections regarding the judge’s fitness to preside over a case involving a political lightning rod. This especially, when the lightning drawn is from the race the racist judge hails from. Then the intelligent man lets the court of public opinion create the firestorm surrounding such a judge. If nothing else, such an approach creates an environment favorable to an appeal.

But what did Trump do? He accused the judge presiding over his case of being “unfair” (the favored word of crybabies everywhere) because he is a Mexican. What can the Donald do before people realize he lacks the capacity for reason and considered action? He mentioned the judge’s affiliation with La Raza, an organization that refers to white Americans as “the enemy”, as an indirect aside. He didn’t name the organization. Trump has said something stupid every day of this election cycle. But this one, coming on the heels of his peevish press conference, will pretty much screw the pooch where normal, thinking voters are concerned.

The Donald Does Have a Point

Still, despite Trumps complete inability to communicate on an adult level, he is right about one thing. Imagine, if you will, a staunchly protestant merchant who is being sued for poor services or shady dealing. He learns that the judge provides legal advise and pro bono representation to Sinn Fein and the IRA. While the man would be smart not to complain about the judge’s religion or where he was born, a plaintiff would be fully justified in questioning the judge’s objectivity based on the judges own actions. The judge’s actions are his alone, they weren’t foisted on him by his parents and they aren’t a geographic accident of birth. The actions show how the judge thinks.

Such is the case with Gonzalo Curiel. Anyone who represents controversy where the Hispanic community is concerned would be smart object to a presiding judge who actively supports La Raza no matter what the jurist’s race might be.

Is He REALLY This Incompetent?

I am forced to wonder, as I have in the past, if Trump isn’t being stupid on purpose. Clearly, he never heard the word “no” as a child. He was never required by his parents to treat anyone with the least respect. He grew up to be an ill-mannered hot head with a penchant for circus. But is that all that is at work here? Could anyone be this repeatedly ham-handed in comporting himself in the public eye?

It should come as a surprise to no one that within days of each announced pledge to be more presidential – there have been three – he would set a new low in rhetorical ineptitude. The result, by his own ignorance or design, will be four more years of Democrat control of DC. Looking at the state of the economy and our social fabric now, it isn’t a stretch to say the American Experiment cannot withstand four such years.

And so, once again, the elements are coming together to create another loss for the Republicans in an election they should have won in a walk.

I’ll say this, I give the Trump kids’ nannies or mothers a lot of credit. Those offspring didn’t acquire their poise and erudition from their father. If anything, he made their upbringing more difficult.

Hope Springs Eternal

Fortunately, we do have an alternative. He isn’t the prefect alternative. But he is a far more superior choice than Trump or Clinton. He has as much a chance of swaying thinking people (almost 60% of the electorate) to his side as the other two.

I am of course referring to Gary Johnson. Oh, I know! I know! He’s wouldn’t have been my first choice either. But compared to the other two wing nuts, he’s the best choice.

I am certain he will do things in office that will piss me off. And yes, he can come off as a bit geeky. Fortunately, unlike the millions of rubes presently singing the praises of Clinton and Trump, I am not a single issue voter. Nor am I the type of voter who puts faith in people no matter how crooked or inept they are.

Johnson is a successful two-term governor, backed up by a governor (Weld) as his running mate. He intends to take a wrecking ball to the federal budget. He isn’t my cup of tea on military issues, but there is no way congress will let him pull back in the way he would like us to. He will fight a war, declared by congress, if the US is attacked or our interests endangered (Now there’s a refreshing change. For more on this see my book.)

The most important qualities I see in Johnson are his apparent integrity and normal ego. There is no evidence he’s committed serial felonies, as BJ Bill’s wife has. We know he doesn’t base his decisions on who likes him and is “fair” to him, as does Trump. And as a bonus, Johnson can form a coherent sentence and present an argument that goes beyond “believe me” or “big time folks, big time”.

To be certain, Johnson wouldn’t have said a judge was no good because he was Mexican.

I’ll talk more about Johnson soon.

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Trump is Right About Clinton and the Media!

In a previous post, I blasted Donald Trump and his childish tantrum at his last press conference. I have never witnessed such a display of petty girlishness in all my life. I mean, I’ve seen adults behaving like total idiots, feeling sorry for themselves and lashing out in an immature way. But I have never seen that in a leading candidate for the Oval Office. But being utterly devoid of an argument, Trump does the only thing he knows how to do, hurl middle school insults and vapid, ill-considered phrases.

That said, he hit one nail right on the head. The press does have its head up its own ass when it comes to the ethical application of its trade.

Yesterday, I listened as Brit Hume, a journalist I respect, miss the mark completely in what he considers the upshot of the Trump debacle. He basically recounted Trump had said he would donate $1 million to a veteran’s charity (that was true). A reporter, followed up on that promise last week. That reporter found out there was no donation made. The Trump campaign’s reaction seemed to indicate more damage control than action and rushed a few donations out. This sent the press into a feeding frenzy.

When reacting to Trumps embarrassing petulance, Hume said quite heatedly, “He made a claim…and a reporter followed up on it; asked questions. It’s what we do!” But Hume is only theoretically correct. The reporter DID have every right to ask a tough question about the veterans donation claims Trump has been boasting about since the debate he skipped.

BUT, when you compare the media’s vociferous pursuit of a donation not being completed by a date certain, to the ginger, almost frightened way most have handled Trump’s opponent, you must agree with Trump’s basic premise, if not his silly antics.

The fact is Hillary has given reporters concrete reasons to ask a simple battery of questions over and over again until they get answers from her. Just a short list includes Benghazi, the illegal server, the Clinton Foundation and the canvassing for donations from foreign entities and foreign governments (which include North Korea for chrissake! You can’t make this up!) There is a stinking pile of criminal activity and incompetence at work here. But you would think the only thing the American media smells is a bit of administrative difficulty on Clinton’s part.

It is long overdue that the media start to treat BJ Bill’s wife the way they treat every republican. That includes FOX News. FOX is bending over backward to try to prove they don’t have an editorial bias. They don’t want anyone to say they are mean.

There are exceptions, of course. James Rosen and Katherine Herridge are pretty thorough. But, if the wider media give Clinton the same weight of concern they demonstrated with Trump this week, Rosen and Herridge should be pushing out the lead story, Clinton’s criminality, every night until the felon leaves the race.

Compare a donation getting blown off for a few months to people killed by Clinton’s incompetence.  Or compare it to tens of millions of dollars of influence sold brazenly by Clinton – TO FOREIGNORS! Compare not making a charitable donation to multiple national security laws broken by Clinton to skirt congressional oversight and her own State Department.

Perspective!

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Random Thoughts: Trump, the Media, Socialism and a Gorilla

Thoughts on the Trump Press Conference

Donald Trump had an accidental moment of clear truth at his debacle of a “presser” today. He was asked, after saying that he would not attack state and local politicians who had their own constituents to answer to for not supporting him, why he attacked Governor Martinez. His answer? “She was not nice.” Not nice, by his own definition, means she didn’t endorse him. Check this out from about the 37 minute mark.

Does it bother anyone that Trump, as I have said numerous times here, makes major decisions based on who kisses his ass?

He also had it out with the media today. Does it bother anyone that from the time he got spanked by Megyn Kelly using his own words, that Trump said that the media is dishonest and as president, HE is going to fix that. How does he plan to “fix” the press? Does he plan to have a state-run media? how does the president “fix” the press? Trump is surely not equipped to fix anything with the weight of argument. He has no argument.

If he actually had a valuable, articulate, (not self-serving) point to make today, he may have come away from the press conference better in the eyes of his skeptics. As it is, he only looked good in the eyes of his cult followers. To everyone else he looked like the same professional wrestling fan he has forsworn many times before. “I will be more presidential…I will be so presidential; believe me.”

“I didn’t want the credit,” he cried repeatedly, regarding the donations to Vet groups. But, as usual, that was an out-and-out lie. His first fuss about veterans happened when he ducked a FOX debate, trying to over shadow the debate by attending a rally for vets. He did not organize the rally but has claimed credit for having done so. The rally raised $6 million dollars. He claims credit for that as well, though his presence there was with only a day or two of prior public notice. Is this part of the $6 million he claims to have raised. He gave $1 million to veterans’ charities, promised months ago, only after a newspaper called him out to keep the promise. We can call that coincidence, but we are not bound to.

ALL his work with veterans, like many politicians (can we stop saying he’s not like the others), was a cheesy attempt to make our warriors his puppets, while he polished his brand.

Some Thoughts on Recent History

This morning , Stewart Varney repeatedly banged away at the fall of Venezuela as being the result of socialism. He is right, of course. But he tempered his observation with the fact that, well, yes, oil prices have fallen in recent months. Damn it! Venezuela was rationing toilet paper when oil prices were at all time highs. That country should have been swimming in oil money and all the progress it should have spun off. But it was being run by socialists already. They had, years ago found ways to fail at the un-failable. My heart aches for the poor stupid wretches who believed then, as Sanders and Clinton want us to do now, that socialism works. It doesn’t; not even with oil propping it up. But about 50% of the people reading this believe it does. I know Sean Penn does. Cuba and Venezuela are his idea of utopia. But that’s because he is irretrievably stupid. Are you?

On Clinton

Last week the media spent a few days carefully telegraphing what they need the Clinton campaign to say in order for them to get back to their primary job of supporting a criminal socialist for president. They clearly don’t want the honest socialist.

Today, John Podesta obliged them with their talking points regarding the illegal server and criminal cover-up (Wow! These people are beneath contempt). You can expect the press to maintain the story line Podesta put out until another report surfaces reiterating what an unworthy creep she truly is. At that point, the press will “voice their concerns” again. In other words, in their reporting, they will outline the myth they believe they can carry. The Clinton campaign will respond with a new set of lies to foist on us.

Just for fun, maybe someone can investigate how many clients of the Podesta brothers (corporate and foreign governments) have paid into the skanky slush fund euphemistically known as the Clinton Foundation.

On the Gorilla

Bang!! Good shot! Somebody get that kid outta there!

Seriously, I don’t know how I feel about zoos to begin with, especially in the case of higher order animals.  And this outcome, though tragic, was a no-brainer.

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