Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hey There Georgie Girl!

Was anybody really listening today when George Will announced that he was leaving the Republican party? Does anybody really care? Was sour grapes the color of his tie? Or perhaps the tie was to tight and it matched his completion while he had his childish little hissy fit.

For the last three decades people like Will and the Bush clan thought the Republican party was their exclusive play thing. They were convinced the rank and file voters were so in awe of his erudition and their self proclaimed wisdom, that they would never even entertain moving in any direction other than what was to be found on the pages of National Review or Weekly Standard. No matter how many times these neocon oligarchs betrayed the voters they just had no alternative but to do as they were told.

Then along comes this upstart, this political neophyte Donald Trump and upsets their little apple cart. By the time the likes of George Will, Charles Krauthammer and Bill Kristol were able to see beyond their own hubris and read the the desires and intentions of the rank and file it was just to damn late, for them at least.

Their shifting loyalties from Bush to Rubio to Cruz made them look even more like the power grasping assholes that the voters had already figured out they are. Worse yet for these eliteist snobs was the sudden realization that they don't really own the party and they couldn't just pick up their ball and go home like a spoiled elementary school child.

Except apparently for George Will, who apparently still thinks he has some legion of followers waiting for his next pronouncement to decide what to do. Here's a hint for you George. If that were true you wouldn't be in the position you are, because so far the public's reaction to your decleration can be summed up as "George who?"

Perhaps there is some good to come from his departure. It could also indicate that he and his ilk have recognized the futility of still trying to engineer some underhanded crap in Cleveland. Maybe he's figured out it would better to be absent and forgotten than absent and dispised.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Nothing Has Changed Except The Body Count.

I wrote the following posts five years ago. Sadly neither the pathetic excuses for inaction nor the dangerous moral relativism have changed. Just the body count.

Unless Of Course We Lose...

In order to understand the status of the conflict between Jihadist Islam and the West in general, one must first define the term enemy and how the juxtaposition as enemies comes about. At the present stage of the conflict there can be little doubt that it was these elements of Islam that declared the West to be their enemy, and had been engaged it committing act of war long before all but a very few bothered to take their actions seriously. Historically the argument could be made that the conflict goes back for nearly a millennium, having it roots in Moorish conquest and subsequent expulsion from Spain and Portugal and the conflicts with the Ottoman Turks in the Balkans.

The attitude of many practitioners of Islam is that once Islam conquers an area or nation its inhabitants have no further right to reassert themselves and reclaim their lands. Their only choices being to convert, pay the tax for not converting or die. That this is a complete anathema to Judeo-Christian Western civilization is an argument that should not even need to be made.

It is the Jihadists who have defined the alternatives as either our destruction or theirs. When a group or nation has declared itself to be your enemy, wages war against you, kills your soldiers and civilians and neither shows or expresses any inclination to negotiate except as a means to gain a position of political or military advantage from which to wage further war, WHAT CHOICE TO YOU HAVE BUT TO WAGE WAR AGAINST THEM AND KILL THEM AS EXPEDIENTLY AS POSSIBLE?

It is they who have declared us to be their enemy and waged war against the west. The time for turning the other cheek has long since passed but sadly our politicians lack the courage to wage total war as was done in WWII. As ugly as they are, wars are not won by negotiating from a weak or defensive position. Wars are won by killing the enemy and destroying their ability and will to continue the fight, leading to either their total destruction or their coming to the negotiating table from a weak and defensive position.

That is a lesson the history has taught a thousand times, but the moral relativists just won’t or don’t want to see it applied to this conflict.

No reasoned Westerner would define all Moslems as bad. But I must reiterate it is the Jihadist ‘s interpretation of Islam that has declared war against us and defined our status as non-Moslem as justification. I have heard no declarations of a need or desire to kill Moslems in the name of Christ, yet the opposite is the battle cry of the Jihadists. Neither the US nor any Western nation has declared that the desired end of conducting war against Jihadist Islam or the dismantling of Saddam Hussein’s tyranny in Iraq was their conversion to Christianity. Again the same cannot be said of the Jihadists.

To the Jihadists the absence of status as a Moslem or failure to adhere to their interpretation of Islam is the definition of the loss of innocence. But for the moral relativists the problem is one of “lack of understanding.” If there was such a thing as a Neville Chamberlain award they would win it hands down.

Putting forth the Crusades as an argument or justification is disingenuous at best. No one could rationally argue that Christianity as practiced today is the same as it was practiced in the 1100’s. The same cannot be said for Islam. Christianity went through a reformation and has evolved in its interpretation and practice. The inquisition is an historical fact but it is not an ongoing practice. Again the same cannot be said of Islam.

The supposition and expounding on only parts of the story of Christianity is what is dangerous. Twisting half-truths as the whole story is far more dangerous than lies cut from whole cloth. The spread of Christianity’s through most of the Mediterranean and Roman world came about because Emperor Constantine came to realize that it had grown to become a force he could no longer reckon with. Stories of his “miraculous” conversion not withstanding it became more a matter of “if you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em.”

If Christianity then became a means through which he could exert control of the Empire so be it. He was a Roman Emperor after all. Rome had a long history of tolerance for the religions of conquered nations. It was only when the corruption of the likes of Nero, Caligula and Claudius wrought havoc upon the Roman economy that the Christians became the targets of convienience persecution and the scapegoats for the consequences of Imperial excess. Yet it continued to grow, leading to Constantine’s momentous decision.

Neither the excess’s nor shortcomings, successes or failures of the Bush administration are relevant to the issue. The Jihadists were at war with us before he came to office and will still be at war with us when Obama is gone, unless and until we address it as an issue of total war rather than one of “proportional response” or criminal acts, or as long as there are those in power who view the world through rose colored glasses or through a lens of political correctness or moral relativism.

To do so is to venture into the realm of the absurd. As stated one of the root causes of the aggression is because we are not Moslems. We should no more waste time and effort trying to ‘understand’ them than one should try to reason with a rapist. When faced with kill or be killed, you kill or you get killed. Even if one could reason with them or ‘understand’ their motive do you honestly think that it would change their tactics or murderous intent? To me that answer seems a pretty clear and unambiguous no.

So then getting back to the Jihadists, it’s not a matter of invasion or conquest, it’s a matter of destroying their will to fight. Look at the air campaign in the 1st gulf war. The Iraqi army's will to fight was destroyed before the first tank crossed the border.

My personal ideas or suggestions not withstanding are strategic not tactical. Just as in WWII if we knew the Germans or Japanese were using a particular town or city as a marshalling area or production center we bombed the crap out of it and civilian casualties were not of paramount concern. The object was to destroy the enemy’s ability and will to fight. We didn’t fight the war with one hand tied behind our back. When Truman made the decision to drop the a-bomb on Japan it was not out of some blood lust it was a calculated decision as the quickest way to end the war with the fewest further casualties on both sides.

To those who would choose not to accept the cogency of such an arguments, or would so easily dismiss it as vague or just plain wrong, that is of course their right and I might argue obligation. But with such rejection comes another obligation, one to propose your own course of action. The difference between the Germans of the WWII era and the Jihadist of today is that Germans at least had a rational fear of death and a semblance of what would become of their posterity. The Jihadists do not possess either of these. Hence their repeated call that they “love death” more than we “love life”. It is not possible to reason with the irrational. How else can we conclude otherwise than that if they are so in love with death that they will not stop until we give it to them?

The murdering rapist is in YOUR house, what are you going to do? As I asked at the very beginning: WHAT OTHER CHOICE DO WE HAVE? If you can’t or won’t answer that question with a viable solution that has a reasonable expectation of success, then what place do you really have in the argument, other than as a victim?

The Psychological Disconnect Of The Petrol Dollar.

Whether you are among those that consider the jihadists to be “terrorists,” or are among those who consider US foreign policy to be “terrorism” in its own right, or at the least is the source or cause of terrorism, has become quite irrelevant at this point of the conflict. Once one enters into the quasi-mystic world of moral and cultural relativism, all connections to logic, reason and historical precedent get left behind. This is how and when this particular form of political correctness becomes an obstacle to understand and addressing the clash of cultures between the West and Islam.

If one were to listen to much of the Arab and Islamic world and it defenders in the West, the source of the West’s “crime” against Islam has been our mere presence in the region, infidel boots desecrating the “sacred ground” of Islam. Since the dawn of time stronger nations have been influencing and manipulating if not conquering weaker ones as an instrument of foreign policy for their own benefit. How then is Western colonialism any different than the Moor’s occupation of Spain or the Ottoman Turk’s conquest of Greece and the Balkans? It’s not that there is anything inherently wrong with the concept of taking pride in a national or cultural identity. The problems arise when the element of religious fervor spills over into becoming a moral justification for an irrational blood lust exercised in the name of the supremacy one concept of “god” over another.

Such is of course the greatest of human weaknesses and failings over the centuries and indeed the hardest to overcome. “My god is better than your god.” “Worship my god, my way or be put to the sword or burned at the stake … etc… etc.” For much of the Arab world and particularly among the extremists elements, it is not just the presence of the “infidel” on their sacred soil, be it for whatever reason, that creates the offence, but that a modern world of advanced technology, mass and instantaneous communication, Western culture, be it in whatever form, automobiles, music, movies, television and now the internet have infiltrated and corrupted the desired static “purity” of their would be medieval 8th century societies.

Irrespective of whatever may be the foreign policy machinations of our governments, I’d think that most Westerners would be more than glad to limit our dealings with that part of the world to simply buying their oil at whatever price and wash our hands of most all the rest of it. Sadly the world of economic interaction does not work that way. The accumulation of all those petro-dollars does the recipients little good if they can’t in turn further exchange them for some other more tangible goods or services.   Therein lays the rub, the source of the conflict. How can the Arab street aspire to maintain some ethereal and static 8th century cultural “purity” and at the same time desire all those technological innovations that are the epitome of, the very manifestation of the Western capitalist and cultural system? Under what paradigm can they benefit from interaction with and indeed absorption of these elements of Western culture and at the same time hope to remain apart and uninfluenced by it? Is there not some failure of logic, some rational disconnect in blogging on some jihadist web site that calls for the death of the great Satan and the imposition of Sharia law on the West and at the same time using the fruits and benefits of Western technology in complaining about the corruption of Islamic culture by influences of this same Western technology?

We are left then to assume that the desired interpretation of Arab and/or Islamic cultural “purity” would be one where children are seen but not heard, where women are neither seen nor heard, and the delusion that the intellectual liberation that comes from the exposure to a myriad of sources of information and influences from outside a previously closed society, is a genie that can and should be forced back into the bottle via the instruments of violent religious fervor, and failing that, at the point of a gun.

The fact remains that in spite of their adherence to tribalism, narrow moralistic interpretations and tolerating elitist, corrupt leadership structures, those Arab states floating in petro-dollars enjoy some of the highest standards of living in the world. At the same time these so-called sovereign states remain xenophobic in the extreme. They import the vast majority of their labor force to both, build, maintain and operate the means of exploiting their oil resources and to build the fabulous modern architectural infrastructures they now enjoy. They then keep their hired help largely confined to enclaves, kept separate from Arab society in general.

All this new found wealth has led to a considerable percentage of the native populations to have transitioned from the camel to the Corvette, from the goat herd to the art collection, and from living in tents into living in luxury high rise condos, and thus becoming, if not the idle rich, at least the idle well to do. Doing so absent any history of their fathers and their father’s fathers working hard, saving and sacrificing to provide for their progeny’s future and to build the society and the benefits they now enjoy. Deprived of the Western model of a generational economic, social and cultural evolution they find themselves, quite understandably in a state of culture shock, weather they want to admit it or not. How else then does one interpret Islamic families immigrating to the West to create a better life for their families and then turning around and slaughtering their wives and daughters for the cultural crimes of becoming “too Westernized,” or refusing to enter into an arranged marriage, or dating a non-Muslim, absent this contention of culture shock or a psychological disconnect in reason or logic? 

In the West the transformation and growth of the middle class into widespread economic affluence took place over generations and decades if not centuries, driven by advances in technology and the governmental systems that grew out of the enlightenment. The accompanying changes and normalizations in social mores and attitudes about class and religious differentiations were slower to develop, take root and gain general social acceptance, often only after a great deal of social turmoil and conflict. A shorter-term example would be the contentious evolution of the American civil right struggle. A longer-term example would be the protracted and violent conflict brought about by the Protestant Reformation. The point being, that changes in social attitudes do eventually catch up with the economic changes that drove them, but it takes time and generations.

In the oil states of the Arab world, when measured against the Western example, this economic transformation has been revolutionary rather than evolutionary and has taken place in a virtual blink of the eye. There has been no generational time frame to allow for any gradual changes in the social attitudes to catch up to the implications of this economic revolution. This retardation of changes in social attitudes catching up to the economic changes has been exacerbated both by the absence of any underlying long-standing traditions of individual liberty and self-reliance as found in the West and the continuance of adhering to tribalism and narrowly constructed moralisms as defense mechanisms against the social implications of an irreversible economic revolution. It is emotional discomfort of this embedded culture shock and psychological disconnect from reason and logic that has become the fertile ground of Islamic nihilism and its demagogic practitioners. And we have been reaping the whirlwind of their corruption for the last 30 years.

Now throw in the added pressure of rapid inflation in food prices and you not only ignite the fires of even more social unrest, you further accentuate the contradiction with one of the most basic and universal of human desires, one that knows no borders or states; the desire to lead a better life than your parents, to provide a better existence for your children and grandchildren than you had yourself. Clearly the Arab and Islamic world has a lot of catching up to do. The questions becomes not ones of if it will be tumultuous and violent but ones of how much of that tumult and violence is the West responsible for, how much of it will spill over into the rest of the world and how deeply will the West get drawn into it while acting in its own self-defense.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The 50th Victim...

At the rate that the revelations of sheer incompetence and politically correct madness are coming out in the wake of the Orlando slaughter, the latest and hopefully last victim will be Hillary Clinton's Presidential campaign.

First we got the revelation that the father of this monster was an open supporter of the Taliban who had spoken with members of the Clinton State Dept. on at least one occasion. Next we get the news that the shooter had been interviewed by the FBI on three occasions which apparently concluded that his particular derangement didn't constitute any threat to the public. Now it has been revealed that during Hillary's tenure as Sec. of State an investigation of the Mosque he attended had been ordered shut down by said State Dept. because it was considered undue "racial profiling".

And still President Obama and Hillary Clinton prefer playing foolish semantic games over what the definition of "radical Islamic terrorism" is and blame guns rather than take any concrete action to address the slaughter and actually protect the public.

Donald Trump was exactly correct when he said that Democrats can't claim to be protectors of gay rights and women's rights while at the same time continuing to facilitate unfettered immigration of people from place that are by their very nature openly hostile to both.

Sadly, at the rate that Islamic violence is occurring, this will not be the last incident of mass murder in the name of Islam before the election in November. Nor will it be the last time Obama and Hillary will make pathetic excuses for the murderous results of their feckless policy. Hopefully come November, it will be the last we shall have to endure of either of them on the American political stage.

More Unsurprising Revelations

In days following any horrific act such as happened in Orlando there are a string of speculations and revelations about the perpetrator concerning their mental stability, sexual proclivities and or FBI complicity and or incompetence.

It was quickly revealed that this particular piece of dirt was of Afghan decent and that his father was a outspoken supporter of the Afghan Taliban. This raises the question of if this was known why wasn't he expelled in the days and weeks after the 9-11 attacks. That he wasn't and his son subsequently became radicalized as well should surprise no one.

This piece of human garbage had already been accused by his ex-wife that he was physically  abusive. Today it was revealed by investigators that he had visited the scene of his crime numerous times and that he had used gay dating web sites and had attempted to get a former room mate to go out with him. His ex has further stated that she thought he was gay.

This all is compounded by the FBI's own revelation that it had twice investigated him because fellow workers and associates reported him as having made claims about having contacts with radical groups and, praised the 9-11 attacks and made threatening comments. Due to pressure from Obama administration officials no doubt, the FBI concluded that those reporting him were simply "racial profiling" and that this was another case of "nothing to see here, move along". So when is the agent or agents (or Attorney General) responsible for such a horrendous conclusion going to be fired and stripped of their pension?

As concerned citizens we must ask ourselves and our public officials: Are there any dots to be connected here and where do they lead?

It is little discussed but widely know that the sexual abuse of young children, especially young boys is widely practiced in much of the Islamic world of South Central Asia. A practice that probably predates even Alexander the Great. Further there have been reports that DoD officials had instructed direct field commanders in Afghanistan to ignore incidents of child rape because it is a "cultural issue". Are these people insane? Recently a US Special Forces soldier was finally reinstated to duty after he had been Court Martialed for beating the crap out of an Afghan officer who he had caught rapeing a young boy.

Can there be any but little doubt that given the Orlando Slaughterer's father's Taliban sympathies that he also "culturally" raped and abused his own son? That abused boy, then grew up in a nation where the very nature of his upbringing was regarded as criminal and subject to the heaviest of penalties of law. Can there be any doubt that this contributed to the sexual confusion and mental imbalance that led to such a horrific end?

Under such circumstances how can anyone of legal or moral authority continue to tell us that Islam is a religion of peace, or that we should not slam the door shut to the entrance of any more individuals for whom this kind of moral depravity is to be regarded as normal or a "cultural issue" beyond consideration in making rational decisions of national security?

Sunday, June 12, 2016

More Workplace Violence....

Somehow, someway the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign will try and spin the South Florida Slaughter as something, anything other than an act of irrational Islamic violence. In fact the spin has already begun with media talking heads trotting out the killer's father saying that his son was outraged after seeing two men kissing in public a few weeks or days previously. Of course they don't mention that his inspiration for his violent reaction came straight out of his Islamic upbringing. Because of course we all know that Islam is a "religion of peace" and that as a first generation American he was of course completely integrated and assimilated into America's culture of tolerance and respect.

Some how I don't think the spin Drs. are going to succeed no matter how many RPMs they put on it. This horrendous incident is going to get juxtapositioned with the story that the Obama administration is admitting at least a hundred unvetted "Syrians" every single day.

I would surmise that Trump's speech writers are busily doing a major revision right now and are going to hang this albatros so tightly around Hillary's neck that that there will be little if any chance of her wiggling loose, and the further into the campaign we get the more the rot and stench of that dead carcass will become. Hillary will be on permanent defence and even her offensive lobs won't be able to clear the wall and even if they do they will fall far short of effective range.

Hopefully Trump will open his speech on Monday with a call for prayers for the dead and wounded, their families and friends who will still be in shock and mourning. They will be asking how this happened and who is responsible for giving a radicalised Muslim a security licence and firearm permit. Then Mr. Trump is going to lay the blame squarely at Hillary's and Obama's feet for all to see.

Hillary is finished, kaput. So are the Democrats. It's even to late to try and trot out drunken old Joe Biden as an alternative because as VP he is as up to his neck in this as much as Hillary and Obama.

The desperation inside the Clinton campaign and the White House must be palpable. I don't live in DC but I'd almost bet that the stench of fear can be smelled from outside the fence. Hiding on a golf course on Martha's Vineyard won't be far enough away for Obama to escape the anger and fear.

As I've said before I'd look to see Obama to step back and let the DoJ convene a grand jury then grant Hillary a full blanket pardon, the resign with just enough time for a President Biden to pardon Obama and the they all skip off to Dubai or the UAEto, someplace, anyplace with no extradition treaty, to hide in some multi million dollar condo haunted by the ghost of Idi Amin.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Of Course Only White People Can Be Racists.

The latest skirmish surrounding the phoneyed up class action suit against Donald Trump has brought out the hypocrites in full force.

Trump's questioning the impartiality of the Hispanic Judge presiding over the case is certainly reasonable given the circumstances. Besides the below list, since when is anyone's credibility beyond question just because of their particular ethnic heritage?

1. Both the judge's parents were born in Mexico.
2. Controlling ILLEGAL immigration is, like it or not the leading issue in this year's contest.
3. The Judge is a member of and linked to La Raza organization.
4. The law firm representing the plaintiffs is linked to the same organization.
5. One of the members of the firm was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison for driving up phony class action suits.
6. This same firm has funneled some $650,000 into the Clinton slush fund via paid speeches.
7. Judge Curiel is an Obama appointee, like Justice Sotomayor who has openly stated that ethnicity “may and will make a difference in our judging.”

The direct translation of La Raza is "The Race". Just how stupid does one have to be not to see that by definition this is a racist organization? That virtually every stripe of left winger and a good number of alleged Republicans are trying to tell us it's not or that its members when placed in positions of power can or will just magically abandon their bias is not just absurd it is a bald faced lie that a ten year old could see through.

There was a time that when it came to the Justice system, that not even the appearance of bias or impropriety on the part of a sitting judge was cause for recusal, but apparently that is one more legal standard that has been thrown out the window by this administration and its lackeys.

That asshats like Paul Ryan have jumped on the "That's racist" bandwagon just goes to show how bogus his so-called support for Trump is. Ryan is just another stinking RINO neocon political hack.

I doubt that Trump is going to back down at this point. I'm sure he has resources digging into every speech Judge Curiel had made and every decision he has rendered. If there is anything to be found they will find it. 

This is not Trump's or his lawyer's first time dealing with this kind of crap.  And so far thier record of prevailing in these kinds of gold digging law suits is on par if not better than his record for establishing successful businesses. 

Truth be known this is not about finding "justice" for the complaints, it's about slinging mud, creating political distraction and making money for a bunch of questionable Shylocks.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Madness Knocks On The Door And The EU Says "Come On In!"

I have long since lost count of the number of times that I have definitively linked the methods, goals and evils of Islam and the Nazis and I'm not going to repeat any of them here. However today's speech by Turkish dictator (I won't dignify him with the title of President) ought to send chills down the spine of anyone with the least bit of common sense. Erdogan in particular and the Islamists in general look upon Europe as ravenous wolves, with the same lust and greed as Hitler and the Nazi had when they looked upon Poland and the western expanses of the Soviet Union. They have no intention of being turned back at the Gates of Vienna this time.

Not seperated at birth but reborn again.

The primary justification the Nazis gave for their agressions against Poland and Russia was Germany 's need for greater living space, "Lebensraum". One of the factors that drove this murderous greed was the terms of the Russian capitulation to the Central Powers in 1918.

Under The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk Russia ceded the Baltic States to Germany, the Kars Oblast in the south Caucasus to the Ottoman Empire and declared Belorussia and Ukraine to be independent nations. The future of Poland was not mentioned in the treaty nor were any Polish representatives allowed in the negotiations. Though not mentioned the clear intent was that Austria-Hungary and Germany would divide between them the formerly Russian districts in a forth partition of Poland.

The treaty of course was largely made void by the German capitulation in November of the same year, the Versailles Treaty and the outcome of the Russian Civil War, with one notable exception. Even after the dissection of the Ottoman Empire the Turks retained the Kars Oblast and adjacent areas that now make up northeastern Turkey.

While the Baltic States became independent albeit but for a brief twenty years, Belorussia and especially Ukraine found themselves on the losing end of the Russian Civil War and suffered the horrible consequences of Stalin's wrath in the Holodomor and the Great Terror.
The details of how Hitler's failure in dealing with and her people can be e found elsewhere. Simply summed up they at first created the Wehrmacht as liberators but Hitler then quickly treated them as just another occupied nation. His desire for revenge and greed for land blinded him to any other potential. So the Ukrainians turned on him as vicious and effective Partisans.

To tie this back into my opening contention and present circumstances: the population of those regions of the Caucasus seized from Russia by the Turks in 1918 were at the time over 20% Armenian Christians. Many of them soon fell into the gaping maw of the ongoing Ottoman genocide of Armenians and other Christians within Ottoman control. By the time it was done some 1.5 million Armenians were marched into the Syrian desert to die of starvation and thirst.

It doesn't take a genius to see from his actions and words that Erdogan seeks to restore the Ottoman Empire and to make himself the Calif of a new Islamic supremacy. Neither does take a genius that his jailing of his own citizen for so-called infraction such as "insulting the President" ad Gestapo like and his call for Muslim family's to breed like rabbits is a parallel to the Nazi Lebensborn program, which was an adjunct to Lebensraum, were young Aryan girls were housed and fed and repeatedly bred with young Aryan boys to produce babies to populate the occupied territories.

Like conquerors have done for centuries Erdogon drives the refugees into the face of the enemy to clog their logistics and impede their defenses. He then uses the flood to blackmail the EU into removing visa restrictions and paying him bribes. Hitler followed the refugee flood with shock troops. Erdogan and the Islamists mix theirs in with the refugees to work as 5th columnists to attack from the inside.

So far much of the EU's reaction has not been to resist the invasion but to welcome this new Hitler with open arms. Whether Europe can, will or even deserves to survive the insanity of their leaders remains to be seen.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Trump Makes Another Masterful Move.

During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's late night show, Donald Trump hinted that he might be willing to debate Bernie Sanders before the California primary. As we all know this sent the pundit class into hyperdrive. Opinions varied from speculation that it would finish Hillary to it made her look irrelevant to accusations of Trump attempting to interfere with the Democrats primary elections.  One thing was for certain, Trump had managed to completely dominate yet another news cycle.

Then that news became surplanted by another hammer blow to Hillary's campaign in the form of the State Department IG audit report.

After three days, it was time for Trump to make another move to above the fold. So of course he "decides" it would not be proper to debate "the second place finisher". Mission accomplished. Quickly the story and speculation became centered around Trump's decision and why he made it.

Not being a psychologist I can only guess at Hillary's mental state at this point. Her ride from presumptive coronation to political dogfight to possible criminal indictment has to be an emotionally taxing roller coaster even for a longtime political operative like her. Yet some how I'm sure Donald Trump is taking that into consideration in his ongoing calculations on how to build and maintain his own psychological advantage over Clinton and the Democrats.

By first agreeing to debate Sanders and then reversing himself, he certainly risks looking indecisive for the moment but he gains the advantage of keeping both Clinton and Sanders off balance and having to recalculate their next moves. All the while I would bet that Trump already has his next three moves already planned and ready to launch.

While Bernie Sanders can still concentrate on securing a victory in California, Hillary must divide he attention and resources in three directions, against Sanders in the still not finished primary fight, against a seemingly never ending investigation by the FBI and against Trump's building and relentless attacks against both her history and character. Now throw in the added and obvious irritant of a new investigation into long time Clinton operative Terry McAuliffe for potential campaign finance violations while working for the Clinton Foundation slush fund.

While Hillary must be feeling positively besieged if not paranoid, I can almost see Trump sitting back with an irrepressible smile on his face thinking that that is just the conditions he wanted to create.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Is Hillary's Grip On The Machinery Going To Fail?

Each passing week brings more bad news for Hillary and her bid for the White House. Today's release of the State Department summary of their internal audit of her operations as Secretary is quite scathing.

Not only does it conclude that she had failed to comply with both record keeping requirements and established procedures for turning in all records upon leaving office but also that her staff had been warned on more than one occasion that her system was not in compliance with Dept. requirements but that her staff either ignored or brushed off those warnings.

If Hillary and her company of sycophants can't be trusted to behave in a legal manner at the State Dept. why would anyone have even the slightest expectation that she would operate within the bounds of law as President?

It's not George Orwell but Joseph Goebbels that comes to mind. "We were not legal in order to be legal, but in order to rise to power. "We rose to power legally in order to gain the possibility of acting illegally."  
Joseph Goebbels as quoted in Deutsche allgemeine Zeitung, nos. 549-550, Nov. 25, 1934.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Some Random Thoughts For A Thursday.

If we're  all supposed to be so worried about global warming, why are we in the SE having such a miserable "English summer"?

JFK pretty much set his legacy with his "We will put a man on the moon..." speech. Looks like Obama's legacy is going to be, "We will put men in women's bathrooms."

The news media got all up in Trump's face when he came out immediately saying that the Egyptian Air disaster was "yet another terrorist act." Some saying we shouldn't jump to any conclusions. I even heard one pontificating putz say that as the plane "only" had 66 souls aboard it wasn't a high profile enough target to warrant the attention of terrorists and that it wouldn't make a "big enough splash" for their purposes.  Can we drop a couple of these assholes into the Med. from 37,000 feet and see how big a splash they would make? Can we sell tickets?

So now of course we get wall to wall coverage of the event once somebody who knows what they are actually talking about uttered the words "possible  bombing".

Will any of these media douchebags point one of their crooked little fingers at Hillary or Obama and speculate that it might have something to do with their feckless Middle East policy?

Meanwhile instead of doing that, they will get their panties all in a  Over/under because the Republicans in the House shot down another piece of LGBT legislation.

On a related note I have to wonder how many month after the election Hillary and Huma come out of the closet as lesbian lovers. I'd say carpet munchers but some might think that that was offensive to Muslims. Oh wait Huma is already a rug sucker, why not a carpet munchers ad well? Or perhaps it will be Obama and Reggie posing for the cover story in "The Advocate".  Ah one-upsmanship among the Democrats, got to love it. Over/under Dix months anyone?

What with Loretta Lynch having her hands full trying to keep the lid on the Hillary investigation and shove sexual freaks into little girls rooms at school is she going to have time to defend Obamacare from all the insurance companies that are filing suit to force the government to pay the reimbursements the legislation requires?

Maybe not because she's to busy working with HHS trying to figure out a way to push the coming massive premium increases out past the election in the second prong of the "Defense of Hillary" operations.

Just another boring Thursday. I might need a cup of coffee.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Creating A Moralless Society.

The American economic and political model,as opposed to the British Imperial one, wasn't built upon enslaving more and more people as part of its forward projection. Just the opposite. No where have we ever built machines of mass slaughter as the British did in India or the Nazi and communist did across their empires.

Yes we had slavery, and it's immediate dissolution was an insurmountable obstacle to national unity at the Constitutional Convention. However that very Constitution put in place structures and indeed obstacles to its long term growth and the power of the states where the practice still held sway.

The genius of Hamilton's vision was that a developing domestic industry would build the physical machinery that once applied to agriculture would make slave labor economicly inefficient and obsolete. His failure was that he could not foresee the intransigence of the Southern plantation class's stuborn rejection of industrialization and social modernization or the England's willingness to exploit it for their own gain and to undermine the republic tself.  

Our founders for the most part envisioned steadily improving social and economic conditions, not impossible dreams of government enforced perfection. Perhaps their greatest vision was their realization that social conditions and technology will always drive what is perceived as best for current and future generations and the key to that was keeping government out of the way of individual inventiveness as much as possible. The struggle between Hamiltonian individualism and natural progression and Jeffersonian egalitarianism goes on.

Rather than grasping that the American Revolution and its Constitutional government were natural out growths of the Magna Carta, the Enlightenment and the traditions or parliamentary representative government they doubled down on their opposition to everything it stood for. The result was not only the War of 1812 but was also a contributing factor in  Southern intransigent opposition to industrialization and clinging to a cotton/slavery based economy that remained largely dependent on English textile production as a source of income.

Had they instead entered in an economicly and politically cooperative relationship a hundred and fifty years earlier, not just with the US but with the rest of their colonial empire, human social and economic progress for all involved would have advanced far quicker and perhaps would have averted a lot of unnecessary wars and death.  Indeed socialism itself may have never set root beer as deeply as it has.

So now here we are, approaching two and a half centuries into our history and we have all but fully regressed into the moralless, might makes right perspective of British Imperialism. We have all but forgotten that our Revolution was based in a desire to bring morality into the structures of government and international relations.

The Torment Of Hillary Clinton Gets More Delicious By The Week.

Poor Hillary, after tonight's results in Kentucky and Oregon she must be soiling her Depends®. The nomination, indeed the Presidency was supposed to be hers on a silver platter in 2008. Then the usurpor Obama stole her glory.

Now after eight more years of fecklessness, corruption and incompetence, Obama's, Congress's and particularly her own, public disgust has brought forth Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. All Hillary can do at this point is watch as her prize once again appears to be slipping from her grasp and hope that she can out run the primary process.
All eyes will be on California. If she loses there by any kind of margin it may well be Hillary and the Democrats that face a brokered convention and political chaos.
If anyone had written the story of this year's political season as a piece of fiction, no publisher would have touched it. They would have dismissed it as too absurd to be believed.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Collapsing Left South Of The Border.

Fully engaged as we are in our own tumultuous political season, the growing chaos in Latin America is getting little attention in most American media outlets, particularly those on the ideological left. I have no doubt that they see it all just to embarrassing to their own undisguised political bias.

Although some outlets have recently brought themselves, however grudgingly, to finally declare that the "Bolivarian Socialism" of Venezuela has indeed failed, you won't find much in-depth analysis of the causes of the failure, namely that socialism itself breeds the corruption that destroys the nations where it takes root. Completely absent will be any perspectives that the emerging human tragedy in Venezuela, the political crisis in Brazil, the just announced indictment of the former Argentine President for corruption and the various other states of general lack of development, all grow from the root of the same poisonous tree, collectivist socialism.

Call it what you will, Bolivarian Socialism, Peronism, Jesuitical egalitarianism or just plain old naked communism. They all stagnate at best or utterly fail because of the belief in the corrupt notion that government must provide "positive rights" as opposed guaranteeing "negative rights".

Such a statement of course requires that we define those terms before we go any further: Never mind that I personally think that, as with most leftist arguments, they have deliberately reversed the terms to distort the readers perception of intent, we will go with their terms for the momment as it won't really effect the my deconstruction of their argument.

To understand "negative rights" one need not do much more than carefully read the Preamble to and the text of Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution. It very clearly explains that the American founders understood that governments are a necessity of large societies, but that it is also a double edged sword that must be held in check lest the society they are intended to protect and foster slip back into the kind of tyranny the Revolution was fought to rid us of.

As to "positive rights", the concept was pretty much summed up in the last two elements of FDR's "Four Freedoms" speech, "freedom from want" and "freedom from fear".

While negative rights are limitations on the power and authority of government they are also positive affirmations of the supremacy of the individual over the collective just so long as the exercise of individual liberty does not impede others from exercise those same liberties for their own benefit.

Positive rights, on the other hand, while sounding all warm and fuzzy and oh so magnanimous are inherently destructive of the individual's rights to freedom from government interference in the exercise of liberty. The government cannot give to one individual or group of individuals with one hand what it has not taken by force from other individuals and groups of individuals with the other hand. This is of course a very simple concept and balance of logic, but it is the very thing that the collective leftists want considered in any political or economic analysis.

For the collectivist wealth is a finite quantity and government must intervene to provide some equiminious distribution of its limited amount. The individualist however realizes that wealth is produced by the action of the individual acting within the boundaries of a free exchange system. Those boundaries must include prohibitions of monopolies, trade restricting cartels as well as trade restricting government regulation and taxation structures that incentiveses moving those very wealth producing operations to foreign locations that in turn interfere with the individuals right to access to the job market and thus his economic and political freedom.

This is the basis of the Hamiltonian argument that the economic responsibility of government is to act in the national interest by fostering the means of internal production and transportation and the means of conducting trade internationally, not owning and controlling the means of production and distribution.

So now we can return to the subject of how, within these established contexts, "democratic socialism", to use a term currently popular with leftists, is failing in such a dramatic way.

It is because governments dare not to put limitations on human "freedom from want" or the social interference that comes from trying g to produce "freedom from fear."

Government of every tyrannical stripe and degree have tried again and again to produce these utopian fantasies. But what they actually become are communities of the equally poor, equally hungry and equally afraid. Except of course for the "Leader" and his or her minions who live in same mansions of the rich that they railed against before, directing the confiscation of the means of producing wealth, making their operations work at only a fraction of the efficiency of before because by eliminating competition they destroy efficiency and drastically reduce the profit needed to feed their dreams of egalitarianism. What they don't reduce is the amounts that they skim off from the top for their own personal benifits.

Then through bad decisions and inherent corruption the system breaks down to where either the people react to Constitutionally remove and punish the corrupt leaders, as we now seeing in Brazil and Argentina or the corrupt government uses the military and police as instruments of repression against popular anger and uprising over empty store shelves and empty stomachs. As is now happening in Venezuela.

Unfortunately throughout Latin America the traditions of government as provider of goods rather the protector of rights is old and well established. So what we get are the never ending cycles of rapid and violent swings between governments of utopian redistributionist fantacy and outright military repression.

Unfortunately for us north of the border the same fetid dreams of egalitarianism and economic redistribution by force have taken hold. Unless we soon return to more sane perspectives of individual rights and thr freedom to produce as the primary driving force of society and the economy that built our nation in the first place, we are in danger of slipping into the same pit of instability and indeed want and fear we see unfolding before us in Latin America and Europe.

Russia, China and Islam await the chaos  seeking to fill the voids to feed their own never long gone dreams of empire.

Monday, May 9, 2016

My Red Badge Of Courage

Your humble correspondent has just received a most distinguished honor. It would appear that I have gotten under the skin of the oh so self-righteous and sanctimonious, dare I say it ASSHOLES, at National Review. Calling out George Will and the rest as a bunch of bitter losers who have just been told that no they don't own the Republican Party and the rank and file voters no longer feel any obligation to either listen to them or acknowledge their existence has shown them up for what they are, a bunch of thin-skinned whining little crybabies with George Will leading the pack.

Please feel free to scroll through the logs of my disqus alter ego, FVS. You will readily note the big red "Removed" flags coming mostly from National Socialist Review.

Dear George and NR, I hope you will enjoy you bourgeoning irrelevance. I know I will. Being blacklisted by you neocon con artists is a badge of honor!

David Cameron, The UK's John Kerry.

In short he's an arrogant asshole. His latest statement that if the UK leaves the European Union if could result in war, is such patent stupidity it defies reason. While much of the rest of Europe has as come to the conclusion that they are already at war with an invading army of Islam, Cameron openly declares his cluelessness, because that is what he has been told to do do by the globalist elites in the City of London.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Closing the Trap, An Addendum

What is clear is that much of the material in question originated from within a "SCIF" (Special Compartmentalized Information Facility).

Anyone who has worked within such a facility knows that no one is allowed to remove information from within a SCIF in an electronic format, unless it is encoded and being sent to another SCIF that has been cleared to receive such information. This is done to protect not just the obvious information in the document but more importantly the metadata behind it that is an espionage operation's wet dream.

Computer systems within a SCIF are programed so that simply plugging a thumb drive into one will set off an alarm in the security office traceable to the specific computer and the individual logged onto it at the time.

Paper copies of any material are only allowed to be removed AFTER they have been reviewed and if necessary edited by the facility's security office to remove any traceability to original sources. Additionally any such paper removals are supposed to be logged by date, program, name of the individual removing it and the name of the security officer doing the review.

It certainly appears that the Clinton run State Department had some serious holes in their security set up. Gives a whole new meaning to "most transparent administration ever."

He Just Can't Help It.

Back in November I published a short piece titled "John Kerry Is Still An Asshole".

Mind you I still don't think that this steaming pile of elitist garbage is worth much ink, but his commencement speech today at Northeastern University condemning Donald Trump's plan to build a wall on the Mexican border and telling the graduates that thry should prepare for a "borderless world" only reinforces my previous conclusion.

He is correct that no wall will stop all determined terrorists from commiting their evil acts. Yes John, we know because your administration has already allowed rafts of them entry, as was recently demonstrated in San Bernardino. This low grade moron however thinks that that means we should just leave the windows and doors open and give them an open invitation to walk on in.

On second thought, asshole just doesn't cover it. Kerry is a profoundly corrupt man of evil intent. He is the epitome of the globalist con game that Trump condemned in his recent foreign policy speech. To call him a mere asshole is an insult to other assholes. Apparently he suffers from having his alimentary canal working backwards, because what comes out of his mouth is nothing but shit.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Closing The Trap.

Recent headlines declare that some of Hillary Clinton's closest advisors have already been interviewed by the FBI. The stories further clame that Hillary will be called for an interview within weeks.

Hillary is going to have to do some very careful maneuvering to avoid being caught in the narrowing gap between a rock and a hard place.

One the one hand the FBI can't compel her to to answer any questions. On the other hand a string of "I refuse to answer under the protections of the 5th Amendment" answers in the midst of a political campaign is some pretty damaging optics.

So much for the rock. The hard place being that although she may think she has a certain degree of certainty as to what her aids were asked and answered, she can have absolutely no certainty as to what information the FBI has from other sources that contradicts their answers or could contradict hers. Additionally each of those aids was told before leaving that they were not to discuss their interview with anyone other than their attorneys, under penalty of obstruction of justice charges. That then presents her with another jagged lobe of the aforementioned rock. Namely lying to an FBI agent during a criminal investigation is itself a serious felony that carries real prison time. Just ask Lewis "Scooter" Libby.        
Just this week during an interview with Andrea Mitchell she was asked directly if there was any evidence that her email server had been hacked. Rather than answer that she was not an expert in computer forensics so couldn't answer with certainty, she answered just as directly, "no". She had to take the risk. To answer otherwise she would have appeared incompetent, reckless or both.

Neither Clinton nor Mitchel may have realized it at the moment but this might prove to be what is called a "gotcha" question. Seeing as the FBI has the server and rafts of computer forensics technicians you can bet that they already have a definitive answer of their own to Andrea's question.

One cannot be sure either way if Hillary is absolutely certain in her answer or is simply being short sighted, covering her ass or supremely arrogant in her answer. You can bet however that if the Bureau has any evidence to the contrary they will weave a careful series of questions to not just investigate the comings and goings on her email server but to also catch her in a lie.

To think that there aren't elements and agents within the Bureau that would love to hang Hillary's scalp from their belt and cynically don't care what they get her for is supremely naïve. Again, ask Scooter Libby what happens when you get caught lying to the FBI.

If I might exercise a bit of my own cynicism, this is a women who said in another recent interview "I don't believe I have ever lied to the public". A weasel statement if ever there was one that pretty clearly reveals that she thinks that there are lies and then there are lies. Can there be any doubt as to why some 40% percent of people in her own party have said they regard her as dishonest?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Time For The Politicians And Pundits to Grow Up.

"Mommy, Donald took my toy party away!" That pretty much sums it up as the neocon wailing shifts gear from "never Trump" to calls for a third party. The likes of George Will And Bill Kristol are beside themselves with vitriolic rage. Once Kristol even hinted he might consider "never say never" he quickly back peddled. His puppet masters no doubt called him up and threatened to take away his toy front operation, The Weekly Standard.

It's not just the regular neocon outlets like The Weekly Standard and National Review that are getting into the act. The Washington Post and The New York Times will scrape up every ex-Bush operative they can find to run this bloody third party flag up the pole to see who will salute. The Post started in today.

Well step up boys, be the men you claim to be. Throw YOUR hat in the ring. No? What a shock. Your not going to put your personal nuts in the ringer, you're going to go looking for some naive sucker to do it for you. Someone else needs to hang the albatross around their neck, not you guys.

I just wish they had the balls to come out and admit that electing Hillary had been the underlying goal since the day Jeb got his ass handed to him. Neither do they want to admit this is all about maintaining their grip on the reins of power and absolutely nothing to do with Trump not being a"true conservative".

If the voters are smart enough to be fed up with all their lies and RINO betrayals, they aren't going to be stupid enough to buy their sanctimonious  claims of ideological purity. They told us McCain and Romney were they best we could get, we held our noses and voted for them. Well no more.

It's pretty clear that the rank and file Republican voters are taking THEIR party back. If the neocons and RINOs don't like it, well maybe Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes etc. can go have one of those ocean cruises they sponsor every year and have a "pity party" for themsrlves because it's going to be the only party they've got left. Just please take Paul Ryan with you and leave him on some island some where.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Changing The Tune Before The Changing Of The Guard.

Even before Donald Trump marched to an over whelming victory in his native New York and swept through the rest of the Northeast by phenomenal margins, the meme coming from the Cruz campaign and the legless "stop Trump" operations was that the Indiana primary would be "pivotal" and would at last change the momentum of this primary season.

Well the Indiana primary is but two days away and now we are hearing that it is California that will be "pivotal". Seriously? Either these camps think we have short memories or little comprehension of the English language.

I get it, Indiana is a tough state when it comes to political polling. The divide between upstate and downstate are marked. Trump is up, Cruz is down, Cruz is up Trump is down. If I had the copywriter on the phrases I could have made a small fortune. If the is one thing however that has been consistent it has been the failure of the "experts" of the pundit class to predict what Donald Trump will do and how the public will rally around him.

In poker there is something called a "tell". That Cruz and the RNC establishment have pivoted from call in Indiana to now applying it to California is s big fat "tell" that their internal polling numbers and their own readings of the on the ground situation aren't living up to their public bluster and propaganda.

It would be foolish to think that Cruz will drop out of the race after Tuesday. There are bigger issues in play than just Cruz's maniacal quest for power. Namely the neocon establishment's faltering grip on the reins of power. They have held them firmly since Ronald Reagan left office if not before before. They won't let go without a fight.

There is another tell in play. That being the growing calls in the media and from party insiders for a third party candidate "should" Trump secure the nomination. They tried it in 1980 when Reagan won the nomination with an unknown Republican Congressman who stood not a bit of a chance, whose impact was nonexistent and who quickly passed into oblivion.

For all their bluster about Trump no being a conservative the real choices they will have to make is quite simple: Do they fear and loath Trump enough to risk at least 4 years of another Clinton in the White House?

There have been several propaganda pieces lately about so-called mainstream Republicans definitively saying they would never accept the VP slot running with Trump. More importantly there has been absolute dead silence about who will step forward to have the albatross put around their neck of putting Hillary in the White House and possibly shoveling the dirt onto the grave of the Republican party. Oh they might find another John Anderson but not a single one from the neocon establishment from Mittens to Kasich will risk being that sacrificial lamb. They will all run away to fight another day and hope that as the standard bearer Trump doesn't replace the RNC in it entirety.

But then what should we expect? They have proven themselves spineless cowards time and time again for the last eight years. They aren't about to evolve from the blood sucking lampreys they have always been into something else overnight. Let's be rid of them for once and for all.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

So Who Will Or Should Trump Pick For VP?

Outside of the expected neocon and RNC front operations, Ted Cruz's selection of Carly Fiorina as his would be VP pick is seen by most observers as either desperate pandering, naked desperation or an open abandonment of numerous of his previously stated positions and alleged principles. In reality it's probably all three along with a pay back for his having dumped half a million dollars into her campaign earlier. I strongly doubt it will much impress the voters of Indiana and likely cheeses off both Kasich and Rubio.

All that said it has also opened the floodgates of speculation on who Trump might select. Some of it so absurd as to be laughable. Most notably FOX News correspondent Carl Cameron's statement last night that Trump has to pick a woman because his ego is two big, he's to much of an alpha male to share the political spotlight with with another male. These so called experts have been out flanked and made to look like fools by Trump since the day he announced. I don't see that pattern changing any time soon.

Trump has proven himself the consummate non-politician, politician. He doesn't tip his hand on anything until he is damn well ready to. He speech on foreign policy was a big thumb in the eye for the NWO, perpetual war, neocon elites. That includes the RNC, the DNC, the Clintons, the Council on Foreign Relations and the parasites of Wall Street and the United Nations. Behind closed doors a great many of them must be in apoplectic rage. Good, I think that was his intent, as angry people make bad/stupid decisions.

So what does this have to do with who he actually picks for VP? I'm not here to try and out guess Donald Trump. That's a fool's errand as has already been noted but I certainly don't think he is going to pick anyone who would be representative of positions strongly counter to his own.

In 2008 there was some talk that Obama would pick a "liberal" Republican as some sort of "national unity" ticket. I don't think that was ever seriously considered and the DNC probably dictated the orthodox and safe pick of Joe "the gaff machine" Biden.

As unpredictable as Trump is, he may play variation on that theme and pick a "conservative" Democrat. Jim Webb comes to mind. It would certainly out flank the establishment once again. What ever Trump decides to do you can bet it will leave the pundit class wiping egg off their collective faces yet again.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Lord Please Can We Be Rid Us Of This Meddlesome Man?

Obama began his adminstration with a global apology tour, telling the whole world how profoundly corrupt and destructive America is. Now he is ending it with a global lecture tour telling everyone everywhere he goes how he knows what is best for them and their nations because he is Obama and he presumes that he singlehandly saved us all from a global depression.

Where is my Joseph errr Josephine?

There is no matter national or personal sovereignty that Obama and his parasitical wife are not above sticking their noses into, be it Britain leaving the EU or who we must share the privacy of the bathroom with. Well at least when they aren't to busy stuffing their faces with lobster tails and caviar while on another multi-million dollar vacation making an inconvenience of themselves for anyone who innocently finds themselves in their path.

Never mind that he has nearly doubled the National debt and every initiative he has created or persued, from Obamacare to the Arab Spring has been an unmitigated disaster.

The media puppets might refer to his last few months in office as "The long boodbye" but for the rest of the world it is "The long good riddance!" Please George Soros, buy these clowns an island somewhere where he can be Napoleon and Josephine for life and get him the hell away from the rest of civilization.

One can only wonder how long it will take and how much it will cost to rid the White House of their stench.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Obduate Ignorance On Arrogant Display.

If there is anything that Obama and his minions fear it is his fading into  a justly deserved political irrelevance. The effects of his moral incompetence will be with us for some time, fortunately he will not. Not satisfied to alienate or only real allegiance in the Middle East, he now undertakes to offend our oldest alliance in Europe.

Just as the leftist neocon joint policy of open borders for the US has had documentable deleterious economic effects here, the same open borders policy in Europe has brought the structures of the EU and European identity to a crisis point even more profound than our own. Little wonder that he would seek to have any vestiges of nationalism and cultural identity destroyed and have Europe layed prostrate to both a resurgent Russian Empire externally and an Islamic fifth column internally.

Once the global economic contraction that Obama peddles as a recovery is added into spreading political instability you get the ages old recipe for war that has proven to be a massive engine of death and destruction. The conflict will consume entire generations before the destruction of lives and nations can be brought to a halt. The only relevant question to emerge will be, willthe aftermath of the destruction see a new emergence of political freedom and national selfdirection or human subservience to a collectivist nightmare built on an inheriently unstable alliance between the corrupt political tyranny of a revanchist Russian Empire and an equally corrupt religious tyranny of a similarly revanchist Ottoman Empire. One need look no further than the carnage of the Crimean War and the horror of the genocide of the Armenians at the hands of the Turks for all the historical patterns being played out again.

As far as Obama and the left is concerned neither Britain nor any other nation should have the right to determine what is in their own best interest. They must subsume them to the left's vision of diversity which is nothing more than an instrument of collectivist tyranny.

Sadly few in this country or Europe will lay the blame for yet another massive slaughter at the feet of the man would bring it about: Barack Hussain Obama. All in the name of course of creating his "legacy".

Thursday, April 14, 2016

$15.00 An Hour Or Else!

$15.00 an hour or else! Such is the latest theme or should I say threat coming from the perpetually ignorant left. If one were to examine photographs from the protests you will see a crowd of predomanantly black faces with a few poorly educated alleged white college students mixed in.  It is almost guaranteed that they never took, nor could pass a basic class in economics.

As always, observation and consideration of unintended consequences is the furthest thing from their minds.  That's not to say that their aren't raftloads of spinless politicians who will either cater to their demands or buckle under the pressure. After all the city of Seattle and the state of California have already done so.

Numerous companies have already announced that they have computerized robotic systems ready to go that can cook and prepare fast food items quicker and more efficiently than any high school drop out. They have the added benefit of $0.00 per hour pay, zero benifits, they won't take the day off for Cinco de Mayo or Martin Luther King Jr. day and they won't spit in your food! If any of these dimwits think that some of these same companies aren't working on robotic janitors and hotel maids, well they're dimwits. I'd say maybe they could also work on robotic Street protesters but I think the NEA has about got that covered.

The concept of simple cost vs. benifits analysis is beyond these people. For many of them having their teachers tell them that they were doing to need to have math and science skills was just inconvenient background noise interfering with the latest batch of rap garbage frying their brains through their $50.00 earbuds plugged into their "free" Obama phone.

I'd say they should prepare for a life of poverty and starvation but the leftists won't let that happen either. So the rest of us should be prepared for even more drug warfare and gangs of feral animals roaming the street preying upon the innocent and productive. And they wonder why firearm sales just keep growing year after year.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Little Something For The Progressive Crowd.

It seems all the progressive world has their knickers in a twist over North Carolina's state legislature reaffirming it's authority over the limits of power as relates to local city councils. Never mind that Mayor Roberts was told before the fact that it was beyond the legal authority of the city council to require private businesses to convert their bathrooms and locker rooms to a gender neutral format, and that if she persued passage of the ordinance it would be overturned by the Legislature, even if it required the calling of a special session.

In spite of this she and the Democrats controlling the city council decided to stick their collective finger into the eye of the Republican controlled legislature. That this is a clear demonstration that their real intent was to create a political issue where none had existed and not for any altruistic or "civil rights" concern for what might generously be considered .03% of the population. Neither of course did they have even the least bit of concern for the huge undue financial and architectural space burdens that the ordinance would place upon hundreds if not thousands of small business.

As I and others have pointed out before the law of unintended consequences, not to mention some of the immutable aspects of human nature, are completely lost upon the limited reasoning capacity of the leftist mind. In that light I bring you the following piece from the Ace of Spades blog. Keep in mind before reading it that the left frequently tells us how much more "enlightened and forward thinking" our neighbors to the North are. Enjoy.

How Deep The Desperation Chapter 3

I am not a regular listener to Rush Limbaugh. Today however I was working in my greenhouse and I turned on the radio just in time to hear this so-called independent conservative launch into a disingenuous defense of the Colorado Republican Party. After less than ten minutes of his bull crap I had had enough and had to turn it off. That does not mean I will let it slide without some deconstruction of his propaganda piece.

His basic contention seems to be that the Republican party is a private entity and that party insiders are perfectly justified in removing voters from the delegate selection process and that these insiders own the party structure and they are not going to let anyone, least of all rank and file registered Republican voters take it away from them.

Pure hypocrisy at its highest form. For decades we have heard nothing but from the RNC and it various mouthpieces that they wanted to make the party "more inclusive, broader based" that they were going to create "outreach programs" to accomplish that. But then what happens?

Firstly these same insiders give us a fundamentally flawed candidate in John McCain and then Mr. Wishy Washy Mitt Romney. On a national basis the choices made by the party elites do not appeal to anyone but themselves and those voters willing to hold their noses when they step into the voting booth. As numerous studies have shown there were sizable portions of otherwise Republican voters who either literally stayed home or simply skipped the Presidential vote on their ballots.

Yet when it comes to Congressional districts where candidates are closer to and more responsive to the voters. Republican control of the House has been solid and growing since the 2010 midterm election.

Enter stage center Donald Trump who declares his candidacy for President. A man who these same insiders have been hectoring for money and support for decades. A man who up to this point has demonstrated that he can and does pull in votes from the none traditionally Republican segments of the electoate. These same elites then do their best to slam the door in his face for doing exactly what they said they wanted to do.

The problem of course is he is not willing to do it the way they want it done, which is to say, leave the party insiders holding all the levers of power. These are the same type of insiders who loathed and dispised Ronald Reagan, maneuvered to deny him the nomination in 1976 and did their best to do it again in 1980. These same people today speak with nothing but effusive praise of and for Ronald Reagan.

From the very beginning of the campaign Trump has told anyone who would listen, that a great deal was going to depend on how fairly he is treated by the party establishment. As long as they thought that Trump was just playing at being a candidate and or that he would sabotage himself or the voters wouldn't take him seriously they seemed all well and prepared to "play fair" with Donald Trump. Some even praised him for bringing attention to the crowded Republican field even before the first vote was cast, including the aforementioned Rush Limbaugh.

But then, as the old saying goes, "a funny thing happened on the way to the forum", Trump wasn't just drawing huge crowds to his appearances, he started winning elections and rather handily. Almost before anyone could blink, Jeb, the anointed one, was out of the race. He was followed quickly by virtually all the rest. So now any semblance of "fair play" or "outreach" has gone under the proverbial bus. The early whispering about a brokered convention has reached a high decible shout. These same insiders now openly declare "We choose the candidate, not the voters."

The voters of both parties have pretty clearly demonstrated that they have had it up to their necks with top town party and governmental control. But beyond empty lip service the insiders are going to have nothing of it. They own the party, they own the government and they own the country, and if the great unwashed don't want to do as they are told, well then to hell with them, to hell with they party and to hell with the republic. Better they all decend into chaos than they loose their grip on power.

That Rush Limbaugh spouts on about Constitutional limited democracy as some weak ass excuse for insider manipulation that couldn't pass the smell test in a Chicago stockyard, just goes to show that he has become the quintessential Republican insider himself. He is no more an "independent conservative" than Hillary Clinton is a "candidate of the people".

As for the average American who just hopes he can retire someday or pay for their kids education or even more fundamentally, survive to their next pay check, I have a message for them: You may want to leave politics alone, but rest assured politics will not leave you alone.  I am not saying Donald Trump can or will save the republic, but you can bet that any candidate selected by the insiders will only pay you lip service at best and that their first job will be to make sure that the scams and corruption that feeds the 1/10 of 1% at the top first, last and only, continues unabated. The entire world can collapse into depression and war but their only concern is that the high walls around their gated compounds will make sure that they will be spared from seeing the degradation that their greed and corruption have visited upon you.

Monday, April 11, 2016

How Deep The Desperation. Chapter 2

Yesterday we looked at the venality, desperation and corruption displayed by the Boston Globe in their deliberately phony Anti-Trump propaganda edition. Today we got both news of further desperation and corruption in the Republican party along with some highly probable speculation of deeply troubling and pernicious corruption within the Obama administration and the DNC.

The revelation that the Colorado Republican party has decided that enraging the registered voters of the state and revealing their shamelessness, by depriving them of their opportunity to voice their preferences in this year's primary process, was worth the opportunity to prevent Donald Trump from accumulating any pledged delegates from the state.

Apparently there is no sewer to deep which these vermin of  will not crawl into. You can rest assured that this display of depravity by the Colorado State Republican Committee came at the behest of the Republican National Committee. The registered voters of Colorado be damned.

Meanwhile on the Democrat side of the political sewer of dirty tricks, there was some highly plausible media speculation that because of Attorney General Lynch's long history of association with the Clintons and their attornies, should it appear that FBI director is going to recommend that Mrs. Clinton be indicted on charges related to the handling of classified material on her unsecured email server, Lynch would both dodge the bullet of conflict of interest and pass the buck by reccomending that the President appoint a Special Prosecutor to take over the case. Obama will then announce that such a reccomemdation will require carefull (and time consuming) consideration and consultation before any action can be taken.

This of course is simply a cynical delaying tactic to push any point of reckoning out beyond November's general election, at which point Obama will issue a full pardon, dismissing any charges, regardless of the election's outcome. Hillary is right about one thing, she will not be going to jail. Congruently the Special Prosecutor, if one is even appointed, will be dismissed before they could possibly become familiar with all the evidence, and his job will be declared finished and unnecessary.

So then, as the Republicans openly conspire to deny the citizens of their rights of free expression in the voting booths of Colorado and beyond, the Democrats will openly conspire to deny them any semblance of justice.

The message to the citizenry is clear. It is not simply that there is no depth of corruption that the political elites will not sink to preserve their power. It is not just that they regard the political parties, the election process and indeed the nation itself as they personal playground and property and the likes of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and the Americam voters are not invited to play. It is that our long respected Constitutional systems of representation and jurisprudence are corrupted and seriously broken and have become so by the deliberate actions of those who call themselves our leaders. There is no way that any of our Founding Fathers would confuse any of these creatures with what they would define as a statesman. Arron Burr on steroids perhaps but certainly not any form of statesman.

What we are witnessing in this most remarkable of elections, is not the same sort of intra-party, or inter-party name calling, infighting or competition we expect and have indeed become accustomed to. What we are watching is a struggle within both parties for the maintenance of power and the naked disregard for our system, our wants and our rights.

The question becomes one of if the RNC gets their manipulated convention and manufactured candidate (rest assured it won't be Ted Cruz and whoever it is will all but ignore or at best ineffectively use the stench of corruption eminating from Hillary and the Obama Department of Justice), and the Democrats manipulte the justice system and with their stacks of Super Delegates assure Hillary Clinton's nomination, when or indeed will, the American people stand up on their hind legs and declare that enough is enough?

Right now I shudder to think what kind of machinations are at play by both parties in New York State in order to get the results they want. Namely a Clinton victory over Sanders and a narrow at best win for Trump. Make no mistake, Kasich has remained in this race precisely to make that possibility seem plausible.

What kind of further chaos will ensue going into the conventions or coming out of them I dare not say, but you can rest assured the the RNC and the DNC both think they have this year's rebellion of the rank and file under control. If they are proven wrong and Mr.Trump does secure the nomination and Mr. Sanders prevails against the most corrupt political machine in recent history, their might just be some slim hope for the Republic, otherwise should they not and we are saddled with a second Clinton Presidency, it is not just the party system that will be destroyed but I fear we will might sink into either a long and dark defacto dictatorship or an increasingly open rebellion against the usurpors.

Voltaire's admonition the "I may disagree with what you say sir, but I will fight to the death to defend your right to say it." Is being trampled into the dust right before our eyes, making his lesser known admonition all the more prescient; "It is dangerous to be right when government is wrong."

Pray America, pray. His guidrnce might be all we have left for our nation as our fathers gave it to us and we have thought we had known it.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

How Deep The Desperation.

The Boston Globe, allegedly a "newspaper", has informed their readers that Sundays edition will be filled with false, made up stories that they purport will reflect what will be the American reality in the first weeks and months of a Donald Trump Presidency. The stories as publish are combination of what typical leftist mouthpieces would consider horrific, the stupidly fanciful and outright wishful thinking.

It could certainly be expected or even anticipated that a parody publication like "The Onion" would produce such a work. That a supposedly "respectable", long established newspaper would stoop to such a level clearly reflects not just blatant bias on the part of the Globe (and its owners, the New York Times) but the palpable desperation of the political establishment, and their media mouthpieces, both left and right.

Up to this point, much to their frustration, little or nothing of what they have thrown at Donald Trump has effectively stuck or slowed his campaign's momentum. I would venture to guess, that having looked at their own internal polling, they fear that their much vaunted dreams of a brokered convention will be wrenched from their grasp by an overwhelming Trump victory in New York's April 19th primary, followed by strong showings in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut.

On this account, I for one hope that for once they are correct. Clearly Mr. Trump has not just gotten under the establishment's skin but is winning the game of three dimensional chess that this political season has become. I further suspect that this will backfire in short order and become fodder for Mr. Trump's stump speech. I kind of look forward to his reaction and his ridiculing it for the childishness it is.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Summing It All Up.

I would greatly encourage my readers to follow the link below and pass it on both to those who might agree but also to those they know who still don't grasp either the political phenomena that is Donald Trump or why this is becoming a season of truely revolutionary proportions. For those not aware the "Ace" the author refers to is the widely red Ace of Spades blog.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Europe Again Fails To Face Reality.

Slaughter in London, murder on Madrid, carnage in Paris and now barbarity in Brussels. Still many Europeans seem more concerned with accommodating the flood of invaders than facing the reality that Islam is at war with Western Civilization.

The denial of reality does not change it. Yes ISIS is the instrument but Islam is the root cause of the scourge of the 21st century. The methods of modern Islamic aggression are no different than those of the 7th century. Islam is now and has always been far more a political ideology bent on world conquest than a religious philosophy dedicated to personal enlightenment. It is the antithesis of everything that Western culture has arrived to accomplish in spite of its own failures for 2000 years.

Islam has chosen to wage war against the rest of the world. The have openly stated numerous times since the 7rh century that "We love death more than you love life." Unless or until the Western powers begin to meet out violence against these merchants of death with a steadfast dedication and focus to not just defeat the instrument of ISIS but to destroy the sick and twisted philosophy that breeds the Jihadists.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Megyn Kelly Or Who Is Obsessed With Who?

The latest headline in the Trump wars is that Donald Trump has a "sick" obsession with FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly.

Megyn Kelly? Bleck!
Ms. Kelly may have been a competent attorney and prosecutor but as a news person she is the one suffering from obsession, a self obsession that I can only phrase as "look at me aren't I so cute!" Her coverage during the March 15th primary races vote tallying was very unprofessional and childish at best.
I'm so cute! Why would
anyone call me a bimbo?

Her 11PM show was little more than a parade of personalities brought on to bash Trump from every conceivable angle. Tonight's (Friday) program was more of the same, concentrating on lamentations about how much free publicity Trump has gotten from the various media. At one point bragging the she has "the second highest rated cable news program, and I've haven't had him on once."

Her coverage of this political season has become so far from anything that could be considered "fair and balanced" that Mr. Trump has called for a boycott of her show on his Twitter feed.

Given FOX's reaction I guess either they have forgotten or they expect us to forget what has been Trump's Modus Operandi from the very beginning. Come after him, he comes right back at you even harder. It has been a constant. Ask "low energy" Jeb, ask "little" Marco how well frontal assaults on Trump have worked out for them.

For years now FOX News has portrayed itself as immune to the virus of political partisanship that has long infected the rest of the alphabet networks and they have ridden that horse to both ratings and financial success. Trump's ascendency has exposed that FOX is as deep in the pockets of the Republican establishment as the likes of NBC and the rest are in the pockets of the Democrat establishment. That they all are of a like mind in attacking Trump further exposes that there really isn't a dimes worth of difference between them.

Their problem, as mouthpieces for the establishment, is that Trump doesn't kiss their ass and he refuses to be bought. They have consistently, all of them, sought to perpetuate the lie that being an outspoken nationalist makes Trump a defacto fascist fanatic, the oldest and sleazyst political tactic around. Never mind that fascism has always advertised itself as "anti-capitalist". If Trump could be accused of anything it would not be of being anything but an unrepentant capitalist.

So FOX News and the rest need to be asked: Who is obsessed with who?

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Pundit Class's New Talent

It must uncomfortable to be political pundit this year. Given all their "respectability" and self-contradictory acumen it must be very uncomfortable. After all if anyone had been listening 10 months ago the primary contests would be wrapped up by now and we would already be eyeball deep in a Bush vs. Clinton slug fest. Funny thing about that.  The voters have a different idea. Sanders just keeps nipping at Hillary's heals like a rabid little dog and Trump just keeps getting stronger with each new attack that gets thrown at him.

Even as these self-appointed experts get proven wrong at every turn that will not stop the from coming up with a new prognostications that, according to them, will set the political universe back on the desired path. The latest being that Trump still doesn't have a chance to wrap up the nomination and that a brokered or broken convention is all but certain. That some how the Lone Ranger will appear to save the day and the neo-con's fat from the fire.

So let's look at the numbers shall we.

2473 = total number of delegate.
1237 = Delegates needed to secure the nomination.
1440 = number of Delegates already awarded in the primary and cacaus races.
695 = number of Trump Delegates already won.
424 = number of Cruz Delegates already won.
166 = number of Rubio Delegates already won.
144 = number of Kasick Delegates alread yu won.
12 = number of Delegates awarded to other candidates who have dropped out.
542 = Delegates Trump needs = 52% as  remaining available Delegates.
873 = Delegates Cruz needs = 79% of remaining available Delegates.
1093 = Delegates Kasich needs = 106% of remaining available Delegates.

Clearly Kasich remains on the race as a spoiler with vain hopes of being selected as some sort of Cinderella nominee in a brokered convention.

Cruz's chance that he can hold Trump below 52% or even 22% of the remaining Delegates seems pretty thin at this point.

Hence my conclusion that the pundit class has developed a new talent, whistling past the graveyard.