Sunday, July 30, 2017

One Final Betrayal.

Hopefully for the last time John McCain has betrayed the American people in the name of making sure that he is the center of attention.

Last week he returned to the Senate floor to make a speech excoriating the Senate itself for "not getting anything done". Then he turn right around and voted to make sure nothing will get done.

The old saying is that one shouldn't speak ill of the dead. Well this miserable old bastard isn't dead yet and deserves all the possible scorn that can be thrown his way. I don't buy for one minute that being diagnosed with a fatal disease suddenly imparts either wisdom of character, especially where none has previously existed.

A one way ticket through
the Plutonian Gates await
John McStain with the jaws
of Cerberus close on his heels.
McStain (and no that is not a typo) has never done anything that didn't put the focus on himself first and foremost. Rather than resigning and going to spend his final moments with family contemplating his mortality I'm sure he would rather croak on the Senate floor clamoring for yet another war and bellowing "Look at me, look at me!" one last time.

I have not the slightest doubt that Charon is anxious to load his sorry carcass on the Stygian ferry and Cerberus is salivating at the prospect of chewing on his ass and chasing him through the Plutonian gates. If only that vision could be played into the heads of Washington politician every night as they go to bed.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Clinical Insanity Sets In.

May a just and merciful God save us from the psychopathic hatred of Democrats.

Only a complete mad man would risk that humanity be sacrificed to a nuclear holocaust upon the alter of their blind and seething hatred of Donald Trump. More frightening still is that not a single person on this panel look at Begala with even the least bit of incredulity nevermind condemnation.

The sooner this man is strapped into a straight jacket and delivered to a mental institution and subjected to heavy doses of Thorazine the better off we will all be.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Encountering The Annoying Neocon

I recently made a comment on one of Bernie Goldberg's latest columns purporting to give advice, unsolicited of course, to President Trump. My having the temerity to point out that Bernie had never had anything nice or supportive to say about the President from the moment he announced his candidacy and as such there would be no reason to expect Trump would read his column or take his advice so that substantively it was little more than just another list of complaints being spewed into the echo chamber of the neocon blogosphere did not sit well with Bernie's resident attack dog.

This wasn't the first time I found myself being criticised for commenting on his columns with words to the effect "Well if you don't like what Bernie says what do you bother reading him or commenting?" I swear some of these people live in Plato's cave. 

This time was different however as I found myself coming under repeated attacks by one John Daly who's arguments consisted of calling me a mindless Trump supporter and conspiricy theorist. Keep in mind that after calling me a self important nobody he pointed out that he not only wrote columns for Bernie's website but also for the National Review and had appeared as a guest on Glenn Beck's (failing) live blog The Blaze! 

I told him such a CV simple proved he was of the same neocon stripe as Bernie himself and I asked him if he was Bernie's personal attack dog (i.e. forum moderator) and was he his food taster as well. I further asked if Beck had paid him for his appearance with some ground up Cheetos. 

As I said none of this sat well with Mr. Daly. (Neocons like leftists have have very poorly developed senses of humor.) The first question was deflected with a non answer answer, the second as impossible because they lived in different parts of the country and the third by telling I needed to look up what the meaning of "guest" was. I can only surmise that Beck paid him for his advice exactly what it is worth, nothing. After a bit more parrying and pointing out his apparent ignorance of historical realities I concluded with the following statement.

"You are nothing more than a phony and an ignorant lackey of forces I doubt you understand. Even if you did it would just prove you the most dangerous kind of fool.

"What you do is (falsely) present as intellect that which is but rhetorical opinion used in the service of ideology. If I had to cite just one thing that I have learned in sixty years of studying history, it is that political ideology and philosophies are nothing more than rhetoric used to obtain power and that the only thing that matters is what is done with power once attained. Collectivism, no matter what it's form or what it claims to be or disguises itself as is the path to tyranny and the antithesis of what the American Revolution represents.

"The sovereignty of the individual is the basis of the sovereignty of local government which becomes the basis of the sovereignty of state and then national governments. But there the progression must stop because national governments and to some extent state governments, in order to persist, must be based in the bonds of common cultural and linguistic identity. Dissolve these bonds and the very concept of sovereignty itself disintegrates back down the chain to the level of the individual, at which point men become ciphers, subjects rather than citizens and tyranny reigns supreme.

You would be served by remembering Santayana's full quotation not the truncated one most are familiar with.

"'Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.'

"President Trump's speech in Warsaw and his speech on the proper basis on international relations early in his campaign were reflections on this understanding. Deny it it all you want. You can't refute it so you retreat into petty sarcasm and poor attempts at belittling humor which does nothing more than exposes how shallow your intellect really is.



"You see some people can write based on actual scholastic research as opposed to your pseudo-intellectualism. There are far more important things to be learned from the lessons of history than from the sexual peccadillos Hulk Hogan or the self-inflicted wounds of Megyn Kelly. (Two of Daly's recent pieces at Nat. Review) More useless and dangerous distractions would be hard to find. At lest the likes of CNN and MSNBC are honest in their hatred, whereas you disguise yours in obfuscation pretending to be insight."

Any and all are welcome to read the entire exchange here.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The New York Times Becomes Saturday Night Live.

So far the Russian collusion narrative has been a major failure for the left. Frankly I've lost count of the number of times that one so-called news outlet or another has been busted peddling one fake story after another. But then these hate mongers don't possess any sense of embarrassment or shame.

Wait! Is that a Russian hat Ann is wearing?
What more proof of collusion do we need?
Consequently here we go with another series of highly suspicious accusations built around an actual meeting that took place after the nominating convention. The meeting, according to several reports was to discuss opposition to changes in Russian foreign adoptions policy. Well apparently that wasn't going to gather any traction in furthering the collusion narrative so a meer 24 hours later the new avenue of attack is that the meeting was really about some vague and unestablished rumor that someone had promised to deliver dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Seriously, there people get more laughably desperate with each passing day. Nevermind that even if such a promise was made and some information was passed, there is once again no evidence that the Trump campaign considered it credible or that they used it. None, nada, zero, zip, zilch. If they had any evidence that they did the Times would have run with it right up front.

In fact, the counter story that this was an attempt by Hillary operatives to plant some sort of a provably false narrative that could then be used as proof that their was collusion seems far more credible to me. The Clintons couldn't sneak their garbage in the back door so now they want try and force it through the front door using the battering ram of the New York Times.

"This story just in: Hillary Clinton
is still not the President!"
There is no depth that the Clintons or the media establishment will not sink to in their attempt to derail this President. Project their own tactics and motives on the President is apparently all they have left. I look forward to the President's twitter blast in response to this latest steaming pile of excrement. Maybe something along the lines of an old Chevy Chase SNL bit. " This story just in, Hillary Clinton is still not the President!"

Friday, July 7, 2017

G20, Why Do They Bother?

For the last couple of decades, every year we get these so-called G20 or G7 summit conferences. Increasingly they have become little more than excuses for gatherings of violent anarchists and leftists to reek havoc and destruction on one major city after another.
Violence and destruction for the
 sake of violence and destruction.
In today's world of instantaneous communication I doubt there is little that is accomplished at these meetings, other than "Gee look at me photo opportunities, that could not be accomplished electronically. Is a photo shoot really worth the millions of dollars or euros of costs in damages and security operations? Does anyone seriously think that anybody gives a crap about what Mexico, South Africa or Indonesia think about relations between the US and Russia?

Yes face to face meetings are important and can bring about significant changes and or policy initiatives. But what dictates that the whole world needs to know about them months or weeks in advance and give these violent disruptive forces time to organize in advance.

If there is some important issue that requires a one on one meeting I see no reason this head of state or that can't pick up the phone and say "Mr. Prime Minister or President we need to meet" then agree on a location, have their meeting and then either hold a surprise joint press conference or issue joint or simultaneous statements.

Straight out of the dystopian
world of a Mad Max movie.
If anything, I'd say it is just as important that these violent hate groups need to be deprived of platforms and opportunities to operate. They do not represent social or cultural progress but rather degeneration to the crudest of bestial instincts. Who in their right mind would look to them for political acumen or advice.

Monday, July 3, 2017

CNN Falls To A Little Blue Bird.

The President's latest Twitter storm has the poor darlings in the media are just beside themselves. They want the public to see a nearly  decade old video of Trump in a staged production as an assault against the freedom of the press. What it actually is a confrontation  of a so called news channel that has been  caught in lie after lie after lie.

What the left is really upset about however is that Trump has broken the paradigm that said the President only communicated directly with the public at the State of the Union speech or in a standardized format of a speech to this organization or that one. The other exception bring in the case of some national emergency. Other wise the President spoke to the press and the press passed it on to the public as they chose to interpret it. In any case the press exercised a great deal of control of how and when and what information went out to the public and it never did so without their own editorial spin on it.

Well Trump said the hell with that and just as during the campaign, now speaks directly to the public how and when he likes and about what he likes. He neither wants nor asks for the opinion of the press, especially not CNN.

In this way the talking heads are out maneuvered at almost every turn. By they time they try to form a consensus reaction to one set of tweets he comes out with another that catches them flat footed yet again.

Then throw in the combination of the likes of Project Veratas that catches some media mafioso speaking honestly rather than in accordance with an agenda and forced retraction after forced retraction because they have abandoned any standards of honest journalism and they find themselves caught in a reactive mode. Their foibles, hypocrisy and lies become the news, not something Trump said or did.

The deeper and deeper Trump pushes the media and the Democrats into this defensive position the more outrageous and unhinged there responses become.

The mold is broken, they no longer control the narrative and there is no going back. Every politician, left and right, from City Council to the Senate is going to make social media the central aspect of their operations for the simple reason that Trump has proven it to be a highly effective tool. The MSM knows it and their not liking it isn't going to change it. All there protestations are now akin to a dead snake that hasn't stopped twitching yet.

But don't you worry my dear leftist friends. You still have stuttering Nancy, Mad Maxine, Liawatha and the 1% socialist Bernie on their side! Good luck with that because in the meantime the rest of us will be drying your salty tears for a giant batch of Margaritas!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

A Different Kind Of Reporting

Carl Bernstein of Watergate fame who has done nothing of note since, is desperately seeking relevance in the Trump era. He is now calling for "a different kind of reporting" to confront a "malignant Presidency".

Excuse me Carl but i wasn't aware that you were now the front man for the Comedy Channel. Actually I thought "a different kind of reporting" was what we have been seeing since Trump declared his candidacy. What is otherwise know as lying and making shit up out of whole cloth.

With each passing week the media and reporters like Bernstein get more and more desperate as scheme after scheme falls apart and story after story gets shot full of holes and major media outlets are forced into making retraction after retraction.

They are so blinded by their own  prejudice and refusal to accept the reality of Trump's victory that they have rendered themselves incapable of seeing that all they are accomplishing is both cementing Trump's base by confirming everything Trump has accused them of over the last year and making themselves look like utter fools.

I can only hope that they keep it up to the point that what little credibility they have left with the public is completely destroyed.

As the old axiom goes; When your opponent is making mistakes just get out of the way.