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What Do I Know, Anyway? Experts! [bemused]

Once again, months after reality was established here, the “experts” are finally catching up. A recent example is when Charles Krauthammer said he was finally getting the Trump effect. People had tired of the same old formulaic, often weak-kneed Republicans and wanted something new. They found Trump’s brash delivery irresistible. That was on FOX Special Report about a month ago. had already established that before there was a Trump running for office. It’s a source of frustration that this site hasn’t hit its stride yet, despite being ahead of everyone on most things and having a solid grasp of today’s political climate. It has led, and will continue to lead to a string of I-told-you-so posts. That is not for the pleasure of just saying it, although it can occasionally be fun.   The intention is to point to lessons learned in the hopes we don’t have to learn them again. Sadly, until Street Politics gains a real niche, I told you so will be a frequent message.

Gee, thanks, Judge!

The latest unwitting convert to clear thinking is Andrew “Judge” Napolitano, a popular commentator on FOX and FOX Business. He was commenting on a story about the FBI’s unethical whitewash of Clinton’s illegal server. It seems the agent who ran the investigation has resigned from the FBI in protest. He said the investigation went “sideways”. In other words, there was a lot of activity, lots of interviews, lots of immunities granted without requiring testimony. But there was never any real progress. Progress was never intended. The last straw was that no grand jury was seated to hear the mountain of evidence showing Hillary Clinton heading up at least one, likely two criminal enterprises.

So Much for “Experts”…

Napolitano was so smug. “This investigation was never going to go anywhere,” he opined after the fact. It was as if he knew it all along. This would be the same Andrew Napolitano who said for months that since the FBI was running and investigation, Clinton was in REAL trouble! That James Comey is a REAL professional. He wasn’t going to get caught up on all that DC corruption.

Well, readers at this site knew months before everybody (with the possible exception of Judicial Watch) that the FBI was slow-walking the investigation with the intention of running out the clock. The idea was to get as close to the nomination as possible. The Clinton team, including James Comey, wanted to make Clinton’s candidacy a fate accompli. I suspect it early on and called it before Comey disgraced himself and whored away his career in front of congress.

Call this braggadocio, if you wish. My point is to establish the value of this site and encourage you to filter what you see and hear through It isn’t necessary for you to agree with my conclusions. But you can be sure that you are getting informed input. I am clearly in no one’s pocket, as no one pays me but me.

Making the Old New Again

Another bit of breaking news in the last couple of days: Obama sent official documents to Hillary on her unsecured, illegal server. My God! That means he lied to us – TWICE – in one-on-one interviews. Barry O says he first learned about the illegal server by watching the news.

Call me crazy, but didn’t we learn he had a pseudonym for use in communication with the illegal server about 5 months ago? Didn’t we establish the lies to credulous “journalists” on video then? Why is this breaking news? And why didn’t the investigation include Barry’s release of classified documents onto the interwebs in concert with BJ Bill’s wife?

We’ll likely never know the answers to these questions. Congress is too weak and inept to do their job and the press is too interested in elevating the worst president in history to the level of Washington and Reagan.

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Jill Stein: A Gift to the American Liberal

Jill Stein

Age: 66

Education: Harvard Medical School, Harvard University

Party: Green Party of the United Sates

Running Mate: Ajamu Baraka

There are millions who consider themselves to the left of center who would like to break the mold this year. They are dissatisfied with a candidate who tells Goldman Sachs she has a public policy and a private policy and then goes on to share her private policy with the investment company. Dignified liberals or progressives are learning what it is like to be taken for granted. “They’ll vote for me! I’m the major party liberal! I’m all they have!” say you political betters. If you don’t know what that is like, ask honest friends who happen to be Black or Latino. They know what it’s like to be taken for granted by Democrats.

Well, folks, here is your chance to break away! Here’s where you can go from the harsh, phony glare of seedy politics and step into the refreshing air of a new kind of candidate. She’s genuine. She is energetic and imaginative.

When she speaks, she doesn’t provide the standard laundry list of vague bullet points and ambiguous code. She says what she believes and what she intends to do as president.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am fiscal conservative. While I have some social views that would put me at odds with my friends on the right, that is tempered by a view that I exist and succeed in a free economy. Penn Jillette says it better; take a right at money and a left at sex and you’ll have a good life.

So you know I don’t get excited when Jill Stein speaks of energy policy or rails against gentrification. But that is hardly the point. What I want my friends on the left to think about is taking the honest option. If you are solidly left of center why would you whore your voting franchise on a woman who has succeeded in only one thing in 40 years of politics; namely skirting the law when she breaks it? Why would you vote for HRC over an honest woman who more solidly shares your real philosophy? Anyone who isn’t living under a rock knows that Clinton has never has an ethical or philosophical anchor. All her clearly left wing positions have been inserted into her campaign to thwart Bernie Sanders. Unable to pull people from the right into her orbit during the general election, she has maintained many of these newly-minted positions to shore up her base. That’s clearly all she has.

Trump’s situation is identical. All of his “conservatism”, especially his support of the second amendment is between 1 1/2 to 3 years old. He too found he is barely holding his base so cannot go center to pull in the fence sitters. So he continues to throw conservative red meat out there to try to keep the base in line. What his most ardent supporters haven’t noticed is that some of Trumps’ policy positions are pure, unadulterated socialism. And his campaign has stated that his idea of “repeal and replace” for Obamacare turns out to be: we will use more tax dollars so people don’t pay fines and we can subsidize individual costs with more tax dollars.

Ajamu Baraka

Anyone who would question Baraka’s political credential would have to be willfully obtuse of from Mars.  He has been in the trenches, fighting for the Left for decades.  I have a bit of a headache with his resume in that he claims to have been in the military and THEN fought segregation in the South. He would have been 12 years old at the Selma March.  That must have made for an interesting military career.  Be that as it may, he has held numerous positions in key social justice organizations and has written extensively. 

Compare that to Kaine.  Kaine is a political hack and office holder.  That is to say he;s never been in the trenches.  He has spent his live pandering to people in he trenches.  Kaine also lacks the courage of his convictions.  A “Good Catholic” and okie-dokie with late-term partial birth abortion?  You can’t be both.  One of those things is a lie.  I am guessing the former.

Stop Kidding Yourself!

The media has successfully run us through a funnel (through laziness or political collusion) to accept a binary choice for president. I further contend that those two choices will be equally disastrous.

With Stein you have a person who is sincere in her positions and has done more than run for office in pursuit of those ideals. I most ardently encourage my friends on the left to seriously throw your support behind Stein. To make this advise worth taking, all you have to do is take this essay viral. I can’t do that for you.

So hit share and free yourself and your friends to make an open and honest choice. Put this link on all your social media. You have 13 days. There is more at stake than who will un-friend you on Facebook tonight.

Next up: Gary Johnson, Something for Everybody!

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A Love Letter to "Minorities" [smirking]

Do We Need to Obsess Over “Minorities”?

If America was living up to its full potential, or even half so, there would be no use for the term “minorities”.  What thinking human being gives a hot goddamn what color your skin is, who you have sex with, whether your name ends with a vowel or a consonant?  In modern society, with all our technology, what is the fascination with a man in a wheelchair as opposed to out of one?  Is there anyone left who thinks tits interfere with one’s ability to understand a periodic table?  If you are struggling with any of these questions, you are part of the problem I am discussing today.

I know none but the least intelligent business owners don’t care about these things.  When they shake your hand, the only thing they want to know is what you can do for their bottom line.  If the relationship works out, it has much more meaning than that, but at first blush, it can’t be other. That’s why first impressions mean so much.

I know people with well-rounded social skills don’t have a problem with these things.  They want to meet people who bring an improvement to their quality of life.  That’s what a friend is.  Again…first impressions.  Sometimes a person can grow on you.  But they can’t if they see you or themselves as alien to the relationship.

Just who ARE the Racists Out There?

The government is certainly obsessed with your sir name, the color of your skin, your relationship types, your genitalia, your use of a wheelchair….  When hiring especially, they are often less concerned for your ability to do a job as they are the bullshit matrix they’ve assigned you to.  Even if you don’t have any hangups about such things.

In real America, there are only three basic groups; Americans, immigrants and illegal immigrants.  More about the third in a moment.  But in recent years, employers, friends and others who will interact with you will usually find immigrants to be more “American” than Americans.  That’s because as Americans we have a) been broken down into so many mutually resentful  subsets many of us no longer know what an American is, and b) we’ve become so spoiled, lazy and distracted we’ve forgotten what it means to be American.

I find it depressing to watch as so many members of what we refer to as “minorities” give their blind allegiance to those who have created their status as a “minority”.  In the process of doing so, those same people have done serious (irreversible?) damage to those they insist are minorities.

I am speaking, of course, of the political Left.  But feel free to add people who call themselves conservatives but pander to “minorities” for fear the liberals will make them look bad for not doing so.  These people are the most irritating.  They don’t even know what “conservative’ means.  If they did their approach to Americans would be characterized by the first paragraph of this post.

Think about it.  What the hell has the American Left – for simplicity’s sake we’ll just say Democrats – done for you lately? Ever?  Would a member of a “minority” group in Detroit, Pittsburg, New York, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Chicago tell me what the Democratic Party has done for you?  I will qualify the question thus: You don’t work for the government and you haven’t broken from the expected mold and started your own business or studied.  And don’t say schools or welfare.  You can get those things anywhere. And too much “welfare” hurts you more than it helps you. (With that final qualification, I have pretty much destroyed any valid answer you might provide.)

So when I hear that Hillary Clinton has the “minority” vote locked up, I cringe.  Look at any long term news cycle.  Hillary Clinton develops an interest in “minorities” on the exact same level she did her job as Secretary of State. As SecState, she had requirements for things that were to reach her attention. Photo ops/good press, face time with Obama and the Clinton “Foundation”.  Anything else was assigned a lower priority.  You can draw a dividing line at the point where Libya issues stopped getting her into high-profile meetings at the White House.  At that point she went from tens of thousands of documents per year on the Lybia, to a few hundred.  Sadly, for Stevens and the others in Benghazi, they were on the thin side of that line.  Sorry Chris!  Putin needs to buy up our uranium and I get money for the Clinton “Foundation”.

And so it is with American “minorities”.  During election years, the Queen of Wall Street suddenly develops an affection for people she would otherwise ignore.  Hell, she’ll occasionally go all ebonic or acquire a faux Spanish accent just to show you she’s your gal.  But she’s not.  She never will be.  Nor SHOULD she be under this pretense of caring for “minorities”.

Metaphoric show of hands; who is sick of being treated like children, intentionally divided into mutually resentful cliques?  Me! I am!  How about you?

Of what I’ve read, Stein is the only candidate who talks a game about “diversity” and “people of color”.  The only redeeming grace I see here is I believe she means it.  She doesn’t have a public policy and private policy, as Clinton does.  Clinton has one policy for her rich, connected allies and one for those who she considers her lessers; specifically the poor and “minorities”.

I mentioned illegal immigration.  This is one of the most spectacular accomplishments of those who exhibit the racism of low expectations.  They have convinced Americans of Hispanic decent or origin that letting illegals into the country is a good for legal Hispanic Americans because the illegals USUALLY share common sir names.  Talk about cynical!

“Minorities” Might Vote for Clinton.  Americans Won’t!

If you are considered a “minority” and you are considering voting for Clinton, you are sealing your own doom for the foreseeable future.  It will require a sense of self that goes beyond racial/ethnic/gender obsession and a sense of pride to break free of the Democrats’ plantation/ghetto/sorority.

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