February 24, 2017

President Trump Rope-A-Doping The Media

This American Thinker article pretty much speaks my mind when it comes to Trumpisms.

I admit, President Trump does come out with a cringe-worthy remark/tweet every now and then (maybe more often than that) but that's just the Queens (NYC) in him sneaking out. It's irrepressible. I've heard guys like this before and it doesn't bother me. What bothers me is when a President mouths politically correct nonsense on one hand and outright lies on the other and then does his best to destroy America with the media applauding every step of the way.

Unlike prior Republican Presidents, Trump's got the media on the run and they don't like it. Not since the days of Ronald Reagan has the media been staggered by a presidential rope-a-dope. He is his own man and, unlike his predecessors, he speaks his mind regardless of  how the media screams:
  • Certainly not George W. Bush, who let them hammer him into a dismal 28% approval rating over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the weapons of mass destruction, Abu Ghraib, the banking crisis, etc.
  • Certainly not John McCain, who let the liberal media cast him as an old, out-of-touch, nervous candidate with a nutcase for his VP running mate.
  • And certainly not Mitt Romney, who let Candy Crowley and Obama roll him like a street drunk over Benghazi and the “terrorism” word in their second Presidential debate, on foreign policy.
It is amazing how his approval ratings remain stable despite the media's relentless attacks on him. This speaks to the trust that his supporters have in him and his efforts to maintain that relationship. More importantly, it speaks to the nation's distrust of the media and he is faithful in his efforts to hammer them over and over again.
Rasmussen had him at 52% approval last week, a very good mark for any president, and one that’s particularly astonishing in light of the unprecedented, unrelenting liberal attacks on him. He’s doing more, sooner, than any president in recent memory. He speaks directly to the issues that matter to the people and he says what he’ll do without equivocation, doubletalk or dancing.
It doesn't appear that he will change his delivery. It has worked for him in business and in politics and he sees no reason to switch gears. He communicates directly with the American people and by doing so he by passes the liberal media filters. "Fake News" was a master piece, a simple slap in the face that resounds every time he uses it. It has left a mark.

February 23, 2017

The Clinton Crime Family

A major donor to Bill Clinton's Presidential campaign moved back to China because he feared for his life. Now how silly was that?
A Chinese-American businessman at the center of a Clinton campaign finance scandal secretly filmed a tell-all video as an 'insurance policy' - because he feared being murdered.

In footage provided exclusively to, Johnny Chung spills details on how he illegally funneled money from Chinese officials to Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election bid.

The Chinese-American Clinton fundraiser recorded the 'elaborate videotaped testimony' while in hiding in 2000.

He smuggled it to trusted friends and family with instructions to release it to the media in the event of his untimely death because he believed he was at risk of being assassinated.
Not that Vince Foster or Ron Brown had anything to say about that. Oh wait, they couldn't say anything, could they?

Chung is believed to still be alive and living in China.

The video was obtained by author and historian David Wead for his new book Game of Thorns, which traces Hillary Clinton's unsuccessful 2016 campaign and the Chinese government's long-running operation to buy political influence in Washington.
But let's talk about Trump and his Russian friends, shall we?

Story here:

Yeah, Boycott This

My wife loves to do her grocery shopping at the Wegman's store in Fairmont. She has shopped there for over 35 years. I used to made jokes about her frequent visits to her boyfriend in the produce section. Yup, three or four times a week.

It is one of the cleanest, well stocked grocery stores in the nation. The staff are courteous, helpful and friendly. Since Costco moved in it also stocks large quantity items like cereal, paper products, etc. And it's prices are pretty good. In fact, it has been listed as the best grocery store in America. And with a rep like that you don't want to mess with loyal customers.

It also stocks Trump wine which pissed off the moonbats who of course called for a boycott.
It didn't work with Wegman's customers, not one bit.

From Breitbart:
A boycott of Trump Winery products sold at Wegmans stores in Virginia appeared to backfire after the wine sold out at stores in the area.
 The grocer said that nine of its Virginia stores sold out of the wine despite efforts to boycott the product and Wegmans stores that sold it, the Democrat and Chronicle reported.

[..]But the boycott has made some shoppers want to go out and buy more Trump Wine products.

“This makes me want to dig in my heels, stand firm and buy Trump wine,” one shopper told USA Today.

As a result of the boycott, all Wegmans stores in Virginia except one sold out of Trump Wine products.
Trump supporters just love rubbing salt in the wound...

Ivanka Trump’s line of women’s fragrances soared to the number one spot on Amazon’s best-seller’s list after retailers chose to stop selling products on their websites or at their brick-and-mortar locations, Breitbart News reported.
Trump should issue a boycott signup list for all his businesses.

Freckles Are In

When I was a kid all my freckled friends hated them.

From the NY Post:
Once upon a time, freckles were considered such aberrations that women would do anything to get rid of, or at least conceal, them.

Talk about an about-face: Now, freckles are downright desirable.

Topshop and other beauty purveyors sell “freckle pencils,” while Kickstarter-funded company Freck

Yourself offers stencil-like adhesives that will leave your skin all sun-kissed and speckled. But hardcore freckle fetishists can go a step further: They can get these spots tattooed on their faces.

Semipermanent freckle tattoos use pigment in lieu of ink, can last up to three years and cost about $250, according to the site NewBeauty.

Almost all my grandchildren have freckles.

Sir Robert Peel

Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.

Sir Robert Peel, Baronet

(English Prime Minister 1834-1835, 1841-1846)

Sir Robert Peel (1788 - 1850) is regarded as the father of modern British policing and one of the founders of the British Conservative Party.

He seems to have anticipated the influence and attitude of lofo Democrats.

This Could Be A Good Thing ... Or A Disaster

The State of Tennessee has started something:
The State Senate of Tennessee has laid the legislative groundwork for something that hasn't been done in the United States of America since the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia. With a vote of 27-3, the Tennessee Senate has voted to call a "convention of the states" in order to draft and pass an amendment to the Constitution that would require balanced budgets to be passed every year.

For those who are little fuzzy on their high school U.S. history knowledge, the Tennessean explains that the U.S. Constitution can be amended in two ways. The first would require a two-thirds majority vote in both chambers of Congress, an unlikely outcome in today's hyper-partisan political arena. The second, on the other hand, requires that two-thirds of the states (34 in total) pass a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention.

[...]But, as the Tennessean notes, the problem with amending the Constitution through a convention is that once the convention is convened anything can happen. For example, the last time the states gathered for a convention in 1787 they ended up tossing out the Articles of Confederation and forming an entirely new government based on the current Constitution.

Story here.

February 22, 2017

We Were Warned

I loved the Barney Miller TV program. I watched it whenever I could and I remember this episode.

I thought this was a hoot back in 1981.

I don't think it's funny any more, not at all.

H/T Feral Irishman

February 21, 2017

Ready, Aim...

He's got a pen, a phone and eleventy billion dollars:
President Trump is planning to issue executive orders this week to begin rolling back the centerpiece of President Obama's climate change agenda with several other regulations.

Trump is expected to soon issue the orders targeting regulations put into place by the Environmental Protection Agency, including the Clean Power Plan, which directs states to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

The EPA climate plan was halted a year ago by the Supreme Court until the courts can rule on litigation by 28 state attorneys general, the coal industry and hundreds of individual companies and industry groups.

The order is expected to direct the agency to redo the climate change rule, which would be different from asking the agency to rescind the regulation altogether. Ultimately, direction on what to do about the greenhouse gas rule will have to come from the courts.
Story here.

February 20, 2017


Only a few more days until I pull the plug. Then every day is Saturday.

February 19, 2017

The Dead Zone

I'm not getting morbid or depressed or anything like that, but there's plenty of death in the news lately. So let's say howdy and goodbye to the recently dearly departed.

February 18th - Sliding on his merry way to hell is Omar Rahman, the spiritual advisor the first WTC bombing. What an adventure! Will he find rowdy virgins and pomegranates promised him? He threw the dice and picked Mohammad behind Door Number Two.
Omar Ahmad Rahman, the so-called “Blind Sheik” convicted of plotting terror attacks in the United States in the 1990s, died Saturday in a federal prison where he was serving a life sentence. He was 78.

Rahman died at 5:40 a.m. after suffering from diabetes and coronary artery disease, said Kenneth McKoy at the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, North Carolina. He had been at the complex for seven years.

Rahman had a suspected link to the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 but was never convicted, CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton reports.
Satan's dinner parties should liven up a bit; this guy's a real firecracker.

RIP #2
February 18th - God's grace is truly unsearchable. Norma is the Roe in Roe v. Wade that initiated the so called right to kill your unborn child. She started a process that would result in the greatest organized slaughter of the innocent since Harod the Great's attempt to kill baby Jesus.
Norma McCorvey, the woman behind the 1973 Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion, died Saturday. She was 69 years old.

McCorvey died of heart failure at an assisted-living home in Katy, Texas, according to journalist Joshua Prager. Prager is writing a book about Roe v. Wade and told USA TODAY he has spent hundreds of hours with McCorvey.

McCorvey, who went by the pseudonym Jane Roe, challenged the constitutionality of abortion laws in Texas in 1971. At the time, it was illegal for women to have abortions unless their lives were at risk.
Later in life McCorvey became an anti-abortion activist and a devout Christian.

RIP #3
February 13th - In a dramatic departure from previous executions, the half-brother of North Korean President Kim Jong Un was assassinated (poisoned) in an airport lobby in Malaysia. Prior deaths of North Korean politicians, generals, colonels, family, friends, associates, neighbors, school chums, chess club members and complete strangers were usually accomplished with the aid of howitzers, mortars, anti-aircraft cannons, missiles, machine guns, sausage grinders or massive 4th of July poppers.
Seoul (AFP) - They used to call him the "Little General" but Kim Jong-Nam -- once heir-apparent to his father and North Korea's then-leader Kim Jong-Il -- fell from grace in 2001 after a spectacular blunder.

On Tuesday, after more than a decade in exile from the North, Jong-Nam -- the 45-year-old half-brother of current leader Kim Jong-Un -- was widely reported by South Korean media to have been assassinated in Malaysia.
A notice just posted on the Infernal Fiery Gates states that there is a temporary restriction on North Korean admissions until the Screaming Room of the Lake of Fire Resort is completed. The Hostels of Hell are slightly overbooked, but not to worry ... they'll make do.

Words Mean Something

I can't believe what this man allowed his lips to speak.
In an impassioned address Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while simultaneously asserting that “the ecological crisis is real.”
“Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist,” Francis said in his speech to a world meeting of populist movements.

What he apparently meant is that not all Christians are terrorists and not all Muslims are terrorists—a fact evident to all—yet his words also seemed to suggest that no specifically Islamic form of terrorism exists in the world, an assertion that stands in stark contradiction to established fact.
Perhaps he means that every member of an organized religion is not a terrorist, which of course is true. But he did not say that.

Please choose your words carefully.

Story here.

February 18, 2017

No Fear

One reporter takes a step back and provides a good summary of President Trump's treatment of the media at the last press conference.
It seems most politicians fear the media, or at the very least they are afraid of offending their sensibilities resulting in negative coverage. Not so with Trump, who spoke his mind, refused to let the reporters gain any kind of control or authority and limited their questions when he felt they had said enough.
I still think that CNN's Acosta went over the line and should have been spanked more harshly than he was. But the President was very patient and handled him courteously. Acosta is an arrogant fool and his WH press credentials should be revoked. The transcript of this exchange can be read here.

More here.

February 17, 2017

Springsteen Changes His Mind

Chris Christie and his wife joined the Trumps for dinner.
“This is what it’s like to be with Trump,” Christie said. “He says, ‘There’s the menu, you guys order whatever you want.’ And then he says, ‘Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf.’”

Trump said “I’m telling you, the meatloaf is fabulous,” according to Christie.

Bruce Springsteen just decided that he is definitely not going to change his stage name to Pork Chop.

Big H/T to Political Clown Parade

Attack Squirrel Attacks

A burglar is driven away by a man's pet squirrel.

Adam Pearl returned home to find that someone had broken into his home and tried to jimmy open his gun safe.

But the would be burglar had no idea he would be messing with ... PFC Joey.
Pearl called Meridian Police and when officer Ashley Turner came out to take a look, Joey just had to say hello.

"During her investigations Joey had run in the bedroom just screwing around like he always does between her legs and kind of startled her," explained Pearl. She says whoa, what was that, and I said "ahhh don't worry about that, that's just Joey, my pet squirrel ya know."

[...]Officer Turner went on her way, only to return a few hours later with some of his stolen belongings and some unbelievable news. 

"She said while she was questioning the individual he had scratches on his hands so she asked him 'did you get that from the squirrel' and he says yeah, damn thing kept attacking me and wouldn't stop until I left," said Pearl.
Story here.

February 16, 2017

Trump Spanks The Media

President Trump held a press conference this afternoon and used this opportunity to slap the media around. You can listen to it here or read Rush Limbaugh's transcript of the presser here.

Trump excoriated the press and their "very fake news" in a way that no other President has done. It was like a terrier shaking a rat. But he does it in such a non-threatening way; no shouting or vilifying or name calling. Trump has a way of dealing with unpleasant subjects that makes it hard to get offended - as long as you're not a loon. Loons are different: difficult, unpleasant people. Lefty loons are even worse. Yeah, if you're a loon there is nothing that you can't take offense at.

Legal Insurrection has an article that relates how the media continues to have a royal snit over their education under Teacher Trump's tutelage.
"The journalists at ABC on Wednesday erupted in “open hostility” to Donald Trump, accusing the President of “shutting down part of the First Amendment” by not calling on network reporters at a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Jon Karl, Cecilia Vega and Matt Dowd repeatedly whined about the “conservative” questioners who were chosen, lamenting that the preferred narrative of the liberal media wasn’t highlighted.

In the post-press conference coverage, Vega ranted, “I want to tell you about the open hostility right here in this room. You know, I’m sitting right here kind of in the middle of the pack of a number of journalists, mainstream reporters, if you will, and there is open anger in here about the fact the President did not take any real questions about the issue of the day.”
Angry liberal tears are best served chilled, shaken not stirred, with a shot of derision.