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Google Manager: ´Fake News and Hate Speech´ Are ´How Trump won the Election´ replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/11/2019 5:05:43 PM Post Reply
On Monday, Google software engineer Mike Wacker published an email he received from a fellow Google employee. That employee recounted a discussion with his manager in which the manager said Donald Trump won the 2016 election thanks to fake news and hate speech. "I posted a comment on a meme regarding fake news on Search and someone reported it to HR. I didn’t say I was in favor or against, just cautioned that we need to be carful [sic]," the anonymous employee wrote. "My manager brought it up in our 1:1 last week. Made me feel very uncomfortable for having
Liberal Jews Better Wake Up Before It´s Too Late replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/11/2019 5:32:50 PM Post Reply
Back in Berlin in the 1920s and well into the 30s, many, if not most, Jewish liberals of that time and place thought it could never happen to them. They were good Germans, after all, culturally advanced members of a sophisticated society much like today´s Manhattan. As we all know, they were dead wrong. Hitler put the atheist communists and the ultra-orthodox Hasidim on the same trains to Auschwitz. He could not have cared less about what side of what they were on At first glance, it might seem excessive to reference such extreme events, but you don´t have to
I hope there are no statues of John Dingell replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/11/2019 7:45:09 PM Post Reply
I never met John Dingell, the long-long-serving congressman from Michigan who died last month. My main recollection of him is the fear he struck in lawyers of my acquaintance with the investigations he conducted as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (he also chaired the full Committee). Some Washington law firms had what they called “a Dingell practice” devoted to helping clients cope with the bullying (as they saw it) to which Dingell and his ambitious staffers (some of whom presumably aspired to work one day in a Dingell practice) subjected them. Recently,
Bubba the Love Sponge: Tucker Carlson ´assured me he´s not mad at me´ replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/12/2019 11:00:10 AM Post Reply
Welcome to another Bubba the Love Sponge news cycle. Like it or not, Tampa Bay’s most famous – and perhaps infamous – talk radio host has been towed again into the national news conversation, this time after comments Fox News host Tucker Carlson made on Bubba’s show years ago went viral Sunday. Media Matters for America released a nearly four-minute audio reel in which Carlson refers to women as “extremely primitive” and uses other sexist language. In another clip, Carlson discusses Warren Jeffs, then on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list for arranging marriages with underage girls, in a way Media Matters
Florida Legislature should approve smokable medical marijuana replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/12/2019 11:20:54 AM Post Reply
They did not listen to voters who overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in 2016 to legalize medical marijuana. They did not listen to a judge in 2018 who ruled their ban on smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional. But state lawmakers did listen to Gov. Ron DeSantis, and this week the Florida Legislature finally is poised to pass legislation that would allow smokable medical marijuana. It’s about time. The House should send to the governor this week legislation passed with bipartisan support by the Senate last week that would legalize smokable medical marijuana. Lawmakers really have no choice, because DeSantis gave
Playing for Time replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/16/2019 9:46:28 AM Post Reply
The attack on the mosques, like Anders Brevik´s murderous rampage in idyllic Norway happened in New Zealand, ironically rated in 2017 the safest country in the world after Iceland. It´s a sad reminder that no place is exempt from ethnic conflict. Et in Arcadia ego sum, whether Arcadia is Africa, Burma or Western China. Wherever populations mix under pressure there´s the potential for volatility. As a New York Times article reminded its readers in a 2014 article the Rwandan Massacre had its roots in the population policies of European governments. In 1884, 130
Florida is the most politically prejudiced state. That’s not something to brag about. replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/16/2019 3:56:36 PM Post Reply
Florida’s political partisans don’t like each other. That might seem obvious, but compared to other states we take it to the extreme. Our partisans — liberal and conservative — are among the most politically prejudiced in the country, according to polling firm PredictWise. That’s not something to be proud of. The analysis, featured in a recent article in the Atlantic magazine, ranked each county in the nation for political tolerance. An accompanying map shaded the least prejudiced counties in white. Dark green indicated most prejudice. Florida was entirely dark green, every one of our 67 counties. No other state was so biased.
The Democratic Party’s Anti-Semitism Problem Is Obama’s Legacy replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/16/2019 8:30:26 PM Post Reply
Why does Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) still have her position on the House Foreign Relations Committee? House Republicans stripped Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) of his committee positions after making his own controversial remarks. Omar should have met the same fate. But considering recent history, it´s not surprising that Omar remains unpunished. It´s just the latest example of their party turning a blind eye to the rise of anti-Semitism in their ranks over the years—if not embracing it at times. Perhaps the most shocking thing was Omar´s subsequent criticism of Barack Obama, calling his “hope and change” slogan a mirage. “We
Who Spawned the Christchurch Killer? replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/19/2019 11:06:15 PM Post Reply
Last Friday, in Christchurch, New Zealand, one of the more civilized places on earth, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, an Australian, turned on his cellphone camera and set out to livestream his massacre of as many innocent Muslim worshippers as he could kill. Using a semi-automatic rifle, he murdered more than 40 men, women and children at one mosque, drove three miles to another, and there killed seven more. Dozens are still wounded, suffering and dying. An atrocity and act of pure evil by a man with a dead soul. Yet, predictably, within 48 hours, the president of the United States was
Poll: TV Viewers Are Tired of Saturday Night Live´s Political Obsession replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/19/2019 11:28:18 PM Post Reply
While many Americans were busy quaffing green beer last Sunday for St. Patrick´s Day, our teetotaling president was expressing his displeasure about a once-funny American entertainment institution: (Snip) As the weekly target of Saturday Night Live´s "humor," President Trump´s disgruntlement with the show is understandable. According to a new poll conducted by The Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult, however, it isn´t just him who has grown weary of SNL´s shtick. The poll found that 39 percent of the respondents feel that SNL is now "too political." Almost half of the sample feel that the show in its present incarnation is
Cory Booker blames flooding in the Midwest on lack of empathy replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/19/2019 11:37:42 PM Post Reply
Senator Cory Booker got his sanctimonious platitudes mixed up yesterday in an on-air interview with Chris Matthews yesterday on MSNBC. The topic was "hate" and the unspoken target beyond obvious, so perhaps secure in the knowledge that there would no probing challenges coming his way from MSDNC, he put his brain on auto-pilot as he activated the synapses, leading to his store of vaguely profound-sounding empty banalities. In an age of anger, the man who carelessly called himself "Spartacus" now poses as a great healer, hoping to distinguish himself from the large and growing field of Democrats seeking the Oval
To Protect Muslims Against Terrorism, Stop Muslim Terrorists replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/20/2019 10:16:43 AM Post Reply
The mass murder of Muslims in New Zealand was a despicable act of terrorism, as wicked as any other act of terrorism. Terrorists who target Muslims must be hunted down the same way we hunt down Islamist terrorists who target non-Muslims. In most cases, this means suppressing Muslim terrorists who kill other Muslims. As a matter of record, the vast majority of Muslim victims of terror have been killed by other Muslims. According to Voice of America: "By far the vast majority of victims of terrorist attacks over the past 15 years has been Muslims killed by Muslims...Of 167,221
Trump Should Quit Twitter — After He Wins replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/20/2019 10:19:41 AM Post Reply
Twitter is like crack — something we keep using even though we know better, even though it might kill us. All the social networks have some resemblance to that drug, but Twitter most of all. It especially mesmerizes people in the media who feel they must make their mark on it or suffer the worst fate imaginable — to be ignored. Twitter is also said to be seriously biased against the right, sometimes even the milder center-right. At first, this seemed exaggerated, but the truth may be greater than we imagined. The well-respected Sean Davis of The Federalist was skeptical, but
Ocasio-Cortez Cites SPLC to Blame Trump for Abetting White Supremacy replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/20/2019 12:15:29 PM Post Reply
On Monday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) suggested that President Donald Trump was abetting white supremacist terror by looking "the other way" after the mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. In doing so, she retweeted the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a far-Left smear group that demonizes conservative and Christians and has worked overtime to connect Trump to "hate." Ocasio-Cortez retweeted an SPLC tweet quoting Trump saying he doesn´t see white nationalism as a rising threat around the world. "White supremacists committed the largest # of extremist killings in 2017," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "What the President is saying here: ´if you engage
Bernie vs. Ta-Nehisi replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/20/2019 12:49:01 PM Post Reply
The Democratic 2020 race is shaping up into a battle between Bernie Sanders’ new Old Left and those candidates, such as Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Julian Castro, who pay respectful lip service to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new Woke Left and his signature issue of black reparations. Senator Warren, with her usual sound judgment, tweeted on Tuesday that it’s “time to start a national, full-blown conversation about reparations,” an old question made fashionable once again by Coates with his 2014 Atlantic article just before the Ferguson debacle. Coates, a college dropout and semi-employed journalist, improbably rose to being the decade’s most celebrated
Bizarre Ignorance of Israel at the Washington Post replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/20/2019 1:09:29 PM Post Reply
Today’s Washington Post includes a story about a meeting among Muslim and Jewish Democratic members of Congress that took place on March 5. The story got a lot of play, but it included an extraordinary error–an error that was mostly covered up, rather than revealed, by the correction the Post subsequently ran: (Snip) Rashida Tlaib is the newly-elected Michigan Congresswoman who is, among other faults, viciously anti-Israel. But the Post’s correction didn’t explain what, exactly, was wrong with the original story. That was left to Omri Ceren, and to a commenter who who published a screen shot of the
The long, odd history of Pasco County politicians behaving badly replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/20/2019 2:12:57 PM Post Reply
The story was already outrageous enough. Port Richey’s mayor, Dale Massad, was arrested last month by a SWAT team after deputies say he shot at them as they entered his home to take him into custody on charges of practicing medicine without a license. Then his replacement, acting mayor Terrence Rowe, was arrested after authorities said he conspired with Massad to intimidate a Port Richey police officer. They hatched the plan, officials said, while talking over a jail phone that is recorded — and that inmates are informed is recorded. Both have been suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The story
Failure to prosecute Hillary Clinton will be 2020 election issue replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/20/2019 2:24:21 PM Post Reply
The failure of former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Department of Justice to prosecute former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for alleged breaches of 18 U.S. Code §?793. Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information (the Code) is an issue that will come to the fore in the 2020 elections. Clinton’s escape from prosecution during the height of the 2016 election campaign has gained a new head of steam following release of the transcript of evidence given to the Committee on the Judiciary, US House of Representatives, in July 2018, by former senior FBI Lawyer Lisa Page. . A meticulous
George Conway´s Spat With Donald Trump Illustrates Psychiatry´s Pernicious Influence on the Debate About the President´s Fitness replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/20/2019 7:09:51 PM Post Reply
This week George Conway, a Republican lawyer and prominent critic of Donald Trump who happens to be married to presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway, diagnosed the president with "narcissistic personality disorder." Trump responded by calling Conway "a total loser," then, upon reflection, a "stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!" It is tempting to conclude that Conway was the winner of this exchange. His insult was certainly more detailed, and it seemed more sophisticated as well, relying on the supposedly scientific authority of the American Psychiatric Association´s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). But the spat illustrates psychiatry´s pernicious
Restaurant Serves Customized 3D-Printed Sushi Based on Customer´s Urine and Stool Sample replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/21/2019 12:32:07 AM Post Reply
es, you read the headline correctly. But don´t gross out too soon. I´ll grant you the right to be grossed out later if you like, but, first, allow me to introduce you to the concept of customized 3D-printed sushi based on the customer´s urine and stool sample, and then defend that concept as interesting and possibly tasty. The website Design Boom breaks down the details. (For some reason, Design Boom takes their grammar cues from the poet e.e. cummings and ignores rules of capitalization. I´ve left it as they´ve written it.) a japanese company is fusing science
Changing the Rules replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/21/2019 9:43:03 AM Post Reply
The news cycle is so unnaturally shrill as if it was the status quo itself was screaming. From unenacted policies to the automatic assignment of blame to Western civilization the news cycle has become one continuous rant. Referring to the root causes of the Christchurch mosque massacre a Slate article argued: "we are a nation born of shame. A white-majority Australia exists only as the result of a genocidal invasion." Speech has never been more dangerous nor points of view more opposed. When the demand isn´t "why didn´t you denounce this" or "why didn´t you apologize for that"
It´s Omar´s party now replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/21/2019 7:30:41 PM Post Reply
When freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar came out with smears whose anti-Semitic nature couldn’t be denied, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer responded rapidly, with unequivocal denunciation. But when Pelosi tried to steer a resolution condemning anti-Semitism through the House, her party’s young radicals, who rightly view themselves as representative of the Democrats’ base, rebelled. Omar and her fellow “progressives” won the day, and Pelosi replaced her anti-Semitism resolution with one so anodyne that Omar happily voted for it. Yesterday, the arch-leftist group MoveOn denounced the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which has until now enjoyed broad bipartisan support, and urged
Nothing but Phonies replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/23/2019 10:20:18 AM Post Reply
NEW YORK CITY—Goodbye, snowcapped peaks; hello, swampy brown East River. So long, fresh alpine air; greetings, choking diesel fumes. Adios, cows and cuckoo clocks; welcome, filthy island packed to the gills with angry, mean, squat Trump haters who live in decrepit buildings they share with rats. Yes, back to the city that never sleeps, and whose residents are perennially offended. This is the bad news, the good being that the word “Brexit” means nothing over here, nada, as our Hispanic cousins crawling all over the place say. Instead of the B-word we have the S one, as in the
The Not So Soft Bigotry of Liberal Media´s Racism replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/23/2019 10:28:59 AM Post Reply
The liberal media were quick to pounce on the recent killings in Christchurch, New Zealand—loudly and frequently. This was to be expected as New Zealand is largely a white western culture, and therefore afforded “most favored status” among mostly white, mostly liberal, western media. The murders that occurred during the same period in Nigeria, although greater in number, were largely ignored because (1) the victims were black, and (2) worse, Christian blacks, and (3) worse still, African Christian blacks, so who cares? . Africa is still to many Western minds a vast, unmapped continent…even the most liberal and global
At 14 he survived a stolen SUV crash that killed three. At 15 he stole again, deputies say. replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/24/2019 11:26:51 AM Post Reply
CLEARWATER — Keondrae Brown was just 14 when bailiffs ?wheeled him into a courtroom in 2017, his bruised, bandaged face the latest symbol of Pinellas County’s deadly, juvenile-fueled car theft epidemic. His 16-year-old brother and two friends had died in the fiery wreck of a stolen SUV. Keondrae was the only survivor. “The problem is that these kids could have cared less about their crimes,” Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told the Tampa Bay Times then. “They had no concern whatsoever about the juvenile justice system.” Now 15, Keondrae is still in the same juvenile justice system and in the same
An intelligence failure replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/24/2019 11:36:37 AM Post Reply
Appearing on MSNBC a little over two weeks ago, former Obama administration CIA Director John Brennan foresaw a raft of indictments going to the heart of Robert Mueller’s investigation. Brennan was of course a participant in the peddling of alleged Russia collusion with the Trump campaign from the top of the Obama administration. Since his departure from office, Brennan has revealed himself as a rabid left-wing partisan. In the video below, Brennan seems to be salivating over the prospect he envisioned. Obama knew how to pick ’em. He didn’t have to fight rearguard battles with the senior officers of his own
Deep thoughts by James Comey replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/24/2019 11:45:42 AM Post Reply
Former Obama administration FBI Director James Comey was a protagonist in the investigation of the Trump campaign and the subsequent effort to undermine Trump from inside the Trump administration. In the service of his efforts he put the Clinton campaign’s Steele Dossier to use both before and after the election. It is the biggest political scandal in American political history. Nothing else comes close. On his way out the door he leaked confidential memos to the New York Times via a Columbia Law School buddy in the hope that doing so would engineer the appointment of a Special Counsel. He
Chick-fil-A banned from San Antonio airport over alleged ´legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior´ replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/24/2019 12:40:22 PM Post Reply
The San Antonio City Council has rejected the inclusion of Chick-fil-A from the new Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement for the San Antonio International Airport. The city has banned the chicken chain from setting up shop in the airport due to the company’s alleged ‘legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.’ In a statement, a rep for Chick-fil-A said they would ‘still welcome the opportunity to have a thoughtful dialogue with the city council.’ Wayfarers passing through San Antonio International Airport will be out of luck if they’re craving Chick-fil-A’s crispy chicken or waffle fries, as the city council has banned
The Hunt for the Red Nothing Burger replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/25/2019 9:21:20 AM Post Reply
"President Trump´s campaign did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 election, according to a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller´s report submitted to Congress on Sunday," reported the BBC. NPR adds: "The Special Counsel´s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russian in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election," Barr writes in his letter to leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees delivered Sunday afternoon. Mueller made a considerable effort: employing 19 lawyers and 40 FBI agents, issuing 2,800 subpoenas, 500
Will There Be an Accounting? replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/25/2019 9:04:51 PM Post Reply
Now that the Left’s collusion narrative has fallen apart, many are speculating about whether those who drove it, and roiled our public life for more than two years on the basis of opposition research that they probably knew was fraudulent, will be held to account. There is much to investigate: the fraudulently obtained FISA warrants; the hundreds of incidents of unmasking of innocent American citizens; the attempt by the FBI’s top leadership to swing the election to Hillary Clinton or, failing that, to derail the newly-elected Trump administration; the CIA’s role in leaking the fake “dossier” to the press while
Suspect in shooting death of two North Tampa roommates returns from state mental hospital replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/27/2019 11:18:58 AM Post Reply
TAMPA — Two young men were shot to death with an assault rifle in May 2017 at a New Tampa townhouse. The shooter, police said, was their roommate, 18-year-old Devon Arthurs, later described as a former neo-Nazi who converted to Islam and shot the pair after they mocked him. In the garage, investigators found bomb-making chemicals belonging to a fourth roommate, the founder of a white nationalist sect. The bizarre series of crimes yielded a federal prison sentence for one man and a stay in a psychiatric hospital for the other. The saga continued Tuesday night as Arthurs strolled into a
Going to (Leave) California replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/28/2019 1:40:46 PM Post Reply
You can´t go a week without another report of businesses and people leaving California because of the high cost of housing. Today it´s the Wall Street Journal´s turn, in a story headlined, "California Has the Jobs but Not Enough Homes." The problem -- a self-inflicted problem if there ever was one -- is that the hot economy is creating jobs, but developers can´t build enough affordable living space. The WSJ reports that "companies are expanding outside the state or moving outright as an affordable-housing crisis casts a shadow on the booming economy." More: "For employers, ´we’re at a
Florida man who pointed laser light at police helicopter sentenced to federal prison replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/28/2019 6:26:36 PM Post Reply
A Florida man is facing nearly two years in federal prison for shining a light in the wrong place. In December 2017, Ryan Fluke, then 27, aimed a laser pointer at a low-flying helicopter. The helicopter was operated by Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies who were attempting to aid ground units in an encounter with a barricaded suspect, according to the State Attorney’s Office. Temporarily blinded and disoriented, the deputies abandoned the operation and landed the aircraft in a parking lot. Pilot Stephen Bowman then walked to Fluke’s residence and arrested him. Police said that Fluke at first denied committing
Continued High Stakes replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/28/2019 6:55:20 PM Post Reply
Two years ago I predicted the attempt to nullify the 2016 election with the Russian collusion investigation would threaten both Trump and Obama. "The most singular thing about Donald Trump´s wiretap accusation against Barack Obama is how he´s refusing to play the game of extremities — losing a Flynn here and getting a Sessions paralyzed there — and getting right into lethal range. Trump´s gone right past Schumer, ignored the surrogates and gone straight for the former president himself." (Snip) Unfortunately the prediction has now come true. "Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News exclusively on Tuesday that President Donald
Rachel Maddow sheds tears, viewers replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/28/2019 10:40:04 PM Post Reply
According to the Daily Caller, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow lost half-a-million viewers in just one week after it became clear that Robert Mueller did not find enough evidence to support a claim of “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia. The phony Russia collusion story had been good to Maddow. It helped drive her show consistently to first or second place in overall cable news ratings during the past year. Sometimes, she garnered more than three million viewers, again according to the Daily Caller. But her show reportedly dropped 500,000 viewers after word of Mueller’s findings
Florida Republicans aim to take away the best weapon progressive groups have left. Here’s how. replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/29/2019 10:41:14 AM Post Reply
TALLAHASSEE — Republicans in Tallahassee control both chambers of the Legislature and the governor’s mansion, and they’ve appointed every member of the Florida Supreme Court. Now, they’re taking aim at the last realm outside their grasp: Voters’ access to amending the Florida Constitution through ballot initiatives. Two bills Republicans introduced this week would make it far more difficult to gather the signatures needed to get constitutional amendments before voters. And they would thwart two major amendments that could appear on the 2020 ballot, one raising the minimum wage and the other allowing “energy choice,” advocates for those ideas say.
The Age of Walls replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/2/2019 9:06:32 AM Post Reply
On empty altars demons dwell. Ernst Junger Russia is acquiring an empire of chaos. According to the New York Times "Sudan’s president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, brought in Russian mercenaries in January to help shore up his rule against nationwide protests. And last spring, five sub-Saharan African countries — Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania — appealed to Moscow to help their overtaxed militaries and security services combat the Islamic State and Al Qaeda." It´s part of the Kremlin´s burgeoning network of failing states around the world. (Snip) Trouble is turning a handsome profit for the Kremlin which John Bolton says
Detroit Red Wings record in jeopardy after Lightning win 60th this season replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/2/2019 3:43:15 PM Post Reply
OTTAWA, Ontario — The Tampa Bay Lightning added another impressive milestone Monday, picking up their 60th win of the season with a 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators. The Lightning play their final three games on the road and have a chance to eclipse the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings´ record of 62 wins in a season. Steve Yzerman, who stepped down as general manager of the Lightning before the start of this season, was the captain of that Red Wings team and scored 36 goals and 95 points that season. He remains an adviser for the Lightning in the final season
Dems Have Vastly More to Fear from Full Mueller Report than GOP (UPDATED) replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/4/2019 10:45:58 AM Post Reply
Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler is huffing and puffing away about his committee´s subpoena-in-waiting lest Attorney General William Barr not be sufficiently forthcoming about the details of the Mueller Report. (Snip) Methinks the chairman doth protest too much. In other words, it´s all a charade for the faithful. He doesn´t really want to do anything. Likely Nadler is secretly praying Barr redacts the whole damn thing or ties things up in the courts for long enough for the investigation to disappear at least somewhat down the memory hole. The full text of the Mueller report is a booby-trap for
Lightning rout Bruins for 62nd win, tie NHL record for most regular-season victories replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/6/2019 8:56:21 PM Post Reply
The Tampa Bay Lightning were dominant for the entirety of the 2018-19 NHL season, so it´s no surprise their final game before the Stanley Cup Playoffs cemented their place in history. With a 6-3 rout of the rival Boston Bruins on Saturday, the Lightning not only wrapped up a Presidents´ Trophy-winning campaign with momentum for the postseason, but also with their NHL-record tying 62nd regular-season victory -- a feat accomplished only one other time, by the Detroit Red Wings, in 1995-96. Tampa´s 128 standings points also rank fourth among all teams in NHL history. And that´s not all. By beating
That Vision Thing replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/7/2019 9:31:56 AM Post Reply
Our expectations of the future are set by the past. When Stephen Hawking died in 2018 his final warning to humanity was to beware artificial intelligence, climate change and a meteor strike from outer space. Although these are now familiar terms no newspaper editor before 1970 would have heard of them. Until the early 1980s global warming fears did not exist: it was global cooling the press warned about. The now familiar dinosaur killing Chicxulub impact crater was only found in 1978 by "geophysicists Glen Penfield and Antonio Camargo ... as part of an airborne magnetic
Reparations: Another Cynical Racial Ploy from the Democrats replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/9/2019 12:30:44 PM Post Reply
They say money is the mother´s milk of politics, but for the Democrats the true mother´s milk is racism—that is the perception thereof. Without the belief that America is a racist country, specifically against blacks but generally against any other group they can claim to be vulnerable, the party would cease to exist, dissolving into a puddle like the Wicked Witch of the West in the "Wizard of Oz." That is why they work so hard to preserve this sense of a country suffused with racism, fanning the flames at every turn to make it so, even when it isn´t.
Report: Google Is Blacklisting The American Spectator replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/10/2019 10:03:29 AM Post Reply
The American Spectator is on a list of sites “blacklisted” in Google search results, according to documents obtained by the Daily Caller. Google created an “XPA news blacklist” to suppress “fake news, hate speech [and] conspiracy theories” in its search results, the Daily Caller’s J. Arthur Bloom reported in an exclusive Tuesday. This practice, approved by Google’s Trust & Safety team, contradicts congressional testimony by Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who denied that the company manipulates its search results. Bloom quotes the internal Google document as saying the blacklist would be used to “filter problematic sites that violate the good neighbor
No, the College Free-Speech Crisis Is Not a Right-Wing Conspiracy replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/11/2019 3:49:12 PM Post Reply
Do not be surprised when college presidents say, "I oppose free speech on college campuses," or law deans say that President Trump’s executive order to require free speech on campuses is "unconstitutional." The reason is simple: college and university administrators and professors do not believe in free speech and do not wish to hear it in their institutions. The opposition to free speech is a consequence of a different classification of speech in higher education: There is correct speech, and there is hate speech. Correct speech is about gender, racial, sexual, and ethnic oppression and victimhood, and the "social justice"
Socialists and strongmen replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/11/2019 4:01:03 PM Post Reply
Socialists know that one way they can get their preferred candidate into office is to frighten people until they will do anything in order to feel safe. It is human nature to prefer a stable and predictable environment so that plans can be made for the future, whether it is tomorrow or ten years from now. Chaos produces increased fear. A calm, steady leader who promises to produce a stable and safe environment is going to get a following. Current Democratic candidates for the presidency may think they are promising a stable and morally superior society, sans walls and reducing
The Latest: Koepka, DeChambeau scorch back nine, share lead replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/11/2019 10:28:24 PM Post Reply
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Latest on the Masters (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau each shot a 6-under 66 and are tied for the first-round lead at the Masters. Koepka and DeChambeau followed a similar path Thursday, making the turn at 1-under before scorching the back nine of Augusta National. Koepka played a bogey-free round, making birdies on five out of six holes on Nos. 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15. He had a chance to move to 7-under on 18, but his putt curved just right of the hole. DeChambeau ended his round with six birdies
Who´s Worse—Julian Assange or the New York Times and Washington Post? replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/12/2019 9:10:41 AM Post Reply
The arrest of Julian Assange by British authorities was met with nearly unanimous hosannas by U.S. politicians who gave their requisite soundbites cum gravitas on Capitol Hill Thursday. The self-styled journalist, they almost all said, should be extradited to the U.S. as quickly as possible to face the proverbial music for having exposed state secrets of our country — or at least the Democratic Party. Well, not exactly that — more accurately for having conspired with former U.S. intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to download classified databases, a legal distinction. Ironically, not a peep has been heard from the same people
The Plague of Radical Feminism Descends upon the Nation replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/12/2019 9:19:21 AM Post Reply
Despite its many falterings and regressions, the Judeo-Hellenic-Christian West over the long and tortuous course of its evolution has produced the most advanced civilization known to history. Characterized by the rule of law, scientific discovery, technological invention, educational opportunity for the masses, economic prosperity, individual autonomy and relative freedom from the harsh exactions of nature, it is now collapsing under the attack of forces rising from within its own existential frontiers. Its internal assailants are myriad: domestic Marxism, “social justice,” global warming, Islam in its various avatars, anti-Semitism and hatred of Christianity, anti-white bigotry, educational decline, media malfeasance, and economic
The Breaking of Britain replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/12/2019 11:08:03 AM Post Reply
I’m no fan of English politicians. Born a Rhodesian, I consider myself a casualty, having been on the receiving end of their deceit and moral cowardice when they deemed it expedient to abandon principle, promises, and their own kith and kin, simply because the world suddenly decided that Europeans had no right to be in Africa. But watching the shambles unfold at Westminster is not something I celebrate. If the English got nothing else right, they were the absolute masters of good governance. Thanks in no small way to them, the structures of government and law they introduced to countries
Is Transexualism a Disassociative Personality Disorder? replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/12/2019 11:13:49 AM Post Reply
Through the 1970s a handful of prestigious American medical institutions offered medical and surgical sex-change procedures to patients diagnosed with transsexualism. The Cleveland Clinic had such a unit. Along with the sultans and potentates who flew in to have their dubious tickers fixed, a few men suffering severe disruption in sex identification quietly came to Cleveland to have well-trained doctors treat them in ways that would facilitate their living as if they were women. These transsexual treatment programs in general hospitals have all closed down. Transsexual medicine traveled the same path as abortion services. It started out being provided in
Stacey Abrams Under Investigation By State Ethics Commission replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/12/2019 11:08:53 PM Post Reply
The Georgia state ethics commission will subpoena bank records from Stacey Abrams’ 2018 gubernatorial campaign and several other groups that raised money to help her candidacy. David Emadi, a former Douglas County prosecutor who became director of the state ethics commission Monday, announced on Thursday that he will soon subpoena Abrams’ gubernatorial campaign, various political action committees and special interest groups that supported her failed campaign, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “What I can say about the investigation into the Abrams campaign is in the relatively near future, I expect we will be issuing subpoenas for bank and finance records
Protecting the Capital of the World replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/13/2019 8:55:29 AM Post Reply
The Mueller investigation into foreign collusion in the 2016 presidential election may set off a chain reaction that threatens the way Washington does business. The New York Times reports that in going after Trump the special prosecutor opened a whole can of worms for the lobbyists. (Snip) The weaknesses of Washington go beyond the particular cases of Craig and Manafort. The career Tony Podesta exemplifies how the extensive the foreign presence DC has become. "In 1988 Tony and John Podesta founded Podesta Associates ... By 2015, the Podesta Group was
The drought is over: Tiger Woods wins 2019 Masters, his first major championship since 2008 replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/14/2019 3:54:54 PM Post Reply
AUGUSTA, Ga. — In a comeback for the ages, Tiger Woods reached the pinnacle of his return to the game by winning his fifth green jacket and 15th major championship Sunday in the 83rd edition of the Masters. Staring at the abyss just two years ago when he was bedridden and thinking his career was over due to a painfully disorderly back, Woods was stoic and steady throughout the week at Augusta National Golf Club despite the roars echoing through the Georgia pines. With a final-round 2-under-par 70 in his Sunday red mock turtleneck, Woods won on these hallowed grounds for the
Donald Trump, Morton Klein, and Effective Jewish Leadership replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/15/2019 2:10:57 PM Post Reply
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNN April 13 that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s plan to extend Israeli sovereignty to West Bank settlements wouldn’t hurt the administration’s forthcoming peace plan, a gesture of support to the Jewish State unthinkable under any previous administration. Following President Trump’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights earlier this month, Pompeo’s declaration is a landmark victory for the Jewish State. It is also a victory for the small minority of American Jewish leaders who stood by President Trump, and joined hands with evangelical Christians and other conservatives to support the realignment of American
Trump Proposes to Bus Illegals to Sanctuary Cities replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/15/2019 2:25:12 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump’s proposal to ship immigration detainees to so-called sanctuary cities –which are Democrat strongholds— is a political masterstroke, if the Left’s wounded animal-like howling is any indication. With this politically brilliant tactic, the likes of which would never have come from a President Jeb Bush or a President Mitt Romney, Trump continues to demonstrate that he is one of the few Republican presidents in modern American history who actually knows how to fight the Left. He is giving leftists a well-deserved taste of their own medicine. And what better place to send illegal aliens than to sanctuary jurisdictions?
Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral Is on Fire replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/15/2019 2:34:46 PM Post Reply
Paris’ centuries-old Norte Dame Cathedral is on fire, according to video footage tweeted Monday afternoon. The city’s deputy mayor, Emmanuel Gregoire, confirmed the blaze on Twitter, warning Parisians to avoid the area. [Tweet] It’s not yet clear what started the blaze, or how extensive the damage will be—but footage shows flames engulfing the French Gothic cathedral’s spire, and quickly spreading to other parts of the building. Sixteen copper statues were removed from the Cathedral Thursday as part of restoration efforts. Officials say the blaze may be linked to the restoration. Paris is currently flush with tourists ahead of Holy Week.
Turning green into green: Mainstream retailers embrace cannabidiol (CBD) replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/16/2019 12:27:49 PM Post Reply
NEW YORK — Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep. The key ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn’t cause a high. Retailers are taking advantage of the booming industry even as its legal status and health benefits remain murky. And the flood of products is only testing how federal regulators can police it. Retail sales of CBD consumer products in 2018 were estimated to reach as much as $2 billion, according to Cowen & Co. By 2025,
John Jonchuck guilty of first- degree murder in 2015 death of his daughter, Phoebe replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/16/2019 4:07:18 PM Post Reply
LARGO — John Jonchuck is guilty of first-degree murder, a jury ruled Tuesday, and should spend the rest of his life in prison for dropping his daughter, Phoebe, off a bridge into the chilly, dark waters of Tampa Bay. He was not facing the death penalty. Over more than four weeks, jurors heard a tangled narrative of Jonchuck’s mental history. His public defenders argued that he was insane at the time of the killing, driven by imagined voices and delusions, unaware that what he was doing was wrong. Their case was built on recollections of Jonchuck hearing an old Swedish Bible
Notre Dame: A Bad Omen or a Sign of the Strength of Western Civilization? replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/17/2019 9:33:00 AM Post Reply
I used to be a professional bridge player, a member of the “Omar Sharif Bridge Circus.” Sure, I believe in omens. Like most all card players I’m superstitious. But my Italian friend Christian Rocca is surely right to point out that we have to start with the hard facts about the Notre Dame fire: the cathedral wasn’t destroyed, most of its treasures were saved, the damage will be repaired, nobody died, and the fire was not an omen of the decline and fall of Western civilization. If anything, the very sad accident—as it seems to have been—suggests a
25 Years After Oslo: The Elephant in the Room replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/17/2019 1:44:48 PM Post Reply
It is now more than 25 years since the Oslo Accords were signed in October 1993. Yet in the many published opinion pieces and reporting on this anniversary and the failure of the parties to agree on a final two-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, nowhere is found any Israeli politician or journalist who has the slightest inkling of the massive effect of Islam in influencing and motivating the Palestinian supposed peacemakers. Islam is indeed “The Elephant in the Room.” The Koran, chapter 2, verse 191 states: “Drive them out from where they drove you out.” Islamic scholars universally have interpreted
Dem Visits Cuba to Learn about “Economic Development” and “Quality of Life” replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/17/2019 1:53:56 PM Post Reply
Move over AOC! Just when you thought AOC (or her scriptwriter) was unbeatable. Just when you thought blather from public servants could not possibly become more daft. Just when you thought AOC’s throne atop the pinnacle was unreachable and her crown secure—New Orleans’ Democrat mayor LaToya Cantrell (or her scriptwriter) lunges for the royal scepter. You see, amigos: The Democrat mayor and a retinue of associated New Orleans city officials spent all of last week in Havana, Cuba to, in the mayors office’s own words: “I see firsthand how (Cuba’s) history has produced unique opportunities
‘Shadowy’ dark money network behind left-wing causes exposed in new report replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/17/2019 2:05:19 PM Post Reply
An expansive network of “shadowy” dark money donors has grown to rival the influence of the conservative Koch network -- pumping millions into left-wing causes ranging from health care to climate change to abortion -- all while flying well under the radar of public scrutiny, according to an explosive new report obtained by Fox News. The report, by conservative watchdog Capital Research Center, describes a band of nonprofits operating under the banner of Washington-based philanthropy company Arabella Advisors. Those “pop up groups” are housed in four Arabella-controlled “sister” nonprofits, according to the report: the New Venture Fund, Sixteen Thirty Fund, Hopewell
Peru’s former President Alan Garcia dies after shooting himself to avoid arrest amid corruption allegations replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/17/2019 2:09:04 PM Post Reply
Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia died Wednesday after he shot himself before being detained by police amid allegations he received illegal payment from a Brazilian construction giant. The 69-year-old Garcia was taken from his home in the capital Lima to the Casimiro Ulloa Hospital at around 6:45 a.m. local time for a bullet wound to the head. He died several hours later after falling into a coma during emergency surgery, current President Martinez Vizcarra announced. Earlier Wednesday, Health Minister Zulema Tomás said doctors provided cardiac resuscitation three times on Garcia before operating on him. Garcia – a populist firebrand whose erratic
Woman ´infatuated´ with Columbine, connected to Colorado school threats found dead, source says replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/17/2019 2:14:26 PM Post Reply
A manhunt for a woman allegedly "infatuated" with the Columbine massacre who forced schools in Colorado to close after threatening violence came to an end Wednesday after she was found dead in the mountains west of Denver. Sol Pais,18, was found near the base of Mt. Evans in Clear Creek County, located about 45 miles west of Denver, FOX31 reported. A law enforcement source confirmed to Fox News that Pais was dead. It was not immediately clear how she died, but the FBI´s Denver Office said on Twitter there was "no longer a threat to the community.”
Yuma, AZ mayor declares state of emergency as migrants inundate the city replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/17/2019 4:12:08 PM Post Reply
The mayor of Yuma, Arizona has declared a local state of emergency due to the flood of migrants, released from custody, who are overwhelming his city and is asking the federal government for help. Yuma mayor Douglas Nicholls said the crisis is overtaxing the city´s ability to care for the flood of released immigration detainees — many of them families — who have filled the shelters to capacity, with more coming every day. Fox News: "I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma,
Omar´s ´some people did something´ echoes Obama replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/17/2019 4:20:14 PM Post Reply
Democrat congresswoman Ilhan Omar´s disrespectful description of 9/11 as "some people did something" is following in the footsteps of none other than President Barack Hussein Obama. President Trump, in his statement following the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, repeated the expression "anti-semitism" over and over. Perhaps it was to offer a course correction to the bizarre utterances of President Obama in 2015, when jihadi Moslems in Paris shot up a Jewish-owned theatre, killing 130 people. The Islamists then made a big detour to shoot up a small Jewish delicatessen, killing Jews shopping for the Sabbath. President
Pete Buttigieg Backs Down After Defending Use of the Word ‘Pharisee’ to Describe Mike Pence replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/17/2019 4:27:11 PM Post Reply
Mayor Pete Buttigieg will stop calling Vice President Mike Pence and other Republican evangelicals “Pharisees” after Jewish critics expressed concern about using the word. Communications adviser Lis Smith announced on Twitter that the campaign would change their approach. “We appreciate the people who have reached out to educate us on this,” she wrote. “While intended to highlight political hypocrisy, we listened and learned and won’t be using it going forward.” [Tweet] After the Jerusalem Post raised concerns about Buttigieg’s use of the word, the campaign initially defended it. “The Mayor expressed his concern about the hypocrisy on the part of evangelical
California.Gov.Con replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/17/2019 4:31:24 PM Post Reply
Four months after taking over from Jerry Brown, Gavin Newson headed south some 3,000 miles to El Salvador. The California governor left little doubt that the trip was to challenge the immigration policies of President Donald Trump. Newsom claimed he would address the basic reasons Salvadorans flee to California, and he set out to boost the tourist industry in El Salvador, where the beaches boast “some of the best waves in the world.” That got plenty of publicity but another reason for the trip was overlooked. When Gavin Newsom is out of state, the lieutenant governor becomes governor of California.
Lawsuit is filed in Amalie Arena attack blamed on man who served 46 years for rape replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/17/2019 9:52:51 PM Post Reply
TAMPA — A woman severely beaten last month at Amalie Arena has filed a lawsuit against the company that manages the venue and the cleaning it service it hired, alleging they were negligent in employing a man released from prison after serving 46 years for rape. The suit, filed last week in Hillsborough Circuit Court, names Leonard Edwards along with five other defendants, including Inspired Staffing Solutions and the Lightning Hockey company. The plaintiff is Aimee Morris, who suffered severe head injuries when, according to police, Edwards attacked her. Morris told the Tampa Bay Times last month that she was working with
Unearthed Texts Show Kim Foxx Meddled in Jussie Smollett Case Despite ´Recusal´ replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/17/2019 9:59:46 PM Post Reply
Cook County State´s Attorney Kim Foxx personally meddled in the case of Empire star Jussie Smollett even after she claimed to have "recused" herself, recently unearthed texts reveal. Her staff also slammed police as "the worst," and a special prosecutor who had worked with Foxx in prosecuting police sent letters supporting Smollett shortly before the charges against him were dropped. The local police union said these acts reveal a "double standard": police are required to be transparent while officials like Foxx can hide the truth. "Chicago´s elected officials never tire of demanding accountability and transparency from Chicago Police Officers," Martin
Obamacare fallacy is alive and well replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/17/2019 10:03:07 PM Post Reply
Once democrats and socialists have invented distorted definitions of equality and social justice, they clutch them to the end. No sensible argument or explanation can penetrate the depths of dogma squarely lodged in their circular thinking. If that last image challenges logic, it’s meant to because it’s an exact depiction of leftist doctrine that is moored in the world of fantasy just as Obamacare has always been. Unconstitutional from its inception due to the fact that no revenue legislation can originate in the Senate (which the ACA did by including the individual mandate), that this key aspect was demonetized by
Racism to the Rescue! replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/17/2019 10:07:36 PM Post Reply
As a teen in the early 1980s, no issue was more important to my friends than the “imminent” threat of nuclear war. “Reagan’s gonna blow up the world! The Soviets just want peace. If we don’t ban the bomb, World War III will kill us all.” We young ’uns found cohesion and camaraderie in the antinuke cause. It was us against the ruthless, greedy, warmongering adults who didn’t care if they left us a world of nuclear winters and irradiated cities. As kids, our hands were clean. There were no teens with their finger on the button. It was all
´Reservoir Dems´ Prepare for a Trump 2020 Landslide replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/18/2019 11:30:19 AM Post Reply
Secret footage of the Democratic Party´s 2020 convention is available online. Actually, I don´t time-travel, so I linked to the Mexican standoff at the end of "Reservoir Dogs," where three of the characters shoot each other dead. Quentin Tarantino´s cinematic flourish captures the state of the Democratic Party better than Obama´s talk of a circular firing squad, because Democrats are drawing a bead on other Democrats with malice. aforethought, and mayhem in their hearts. Being intersectional means never having to say you´re sorry, and it also means demanding that everyone else say they´re sorry. Nancy Pelosi is under siege
The three colors of martyrdom replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/19/2019 9:25:21 AM Post Reply
In April 2019 letter Pope emeritus Benedict wrote an article describing how the church lost the ability to govern itself and found many of its formation centers turned into hatcheries for sexual abusers. It was a two step process. First the Popes lost the culture war within the Church. "In the 20 years from 1960 to 1980, the previously normative standards regarding sexuality collapsed entirely." Efforts to reverse the trend were dismissed conservative claptrap. "Pope John Paul II, who knew very well the situation of moral theology and followed it closely, commissioned ... an encyclical that
The deeply disturbing Mueller report replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/19/2019 5:52:27 PM Post Reply
The voluminous report from special counsel Robert Mueller provides a deeply disturbing portrait of a candidate who welcomed the help of a foreign country to get elected and of a president who repeatedly attempted to undermine Mueller’s investigation. Now it is up to Congress and the American people to objectively digest the report and determine the fate of Donald Trump, who in no conceivable way has been exonerated. Over more than 400 plainly written pages released Thursday, the report provides a readable narrative that describes Trump’s eagerness for any help Russia could provide to help him win the 2016 election.
Mueller reveals Trump’s attempts to choke off Russia probe replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/19/2019 7:35:39 PM Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was largely thwarted by those around him who refused to go along. Mueller laid out multiple episodes in which Trump directed others to influence or curtail the Russia investigation after the special counsel’s appointment in May 2017. Those efforts “were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry
God Bless America? No, Please Don’t! replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/20/2019 4:33:56 PM Post Reply
We live in a world that is almost too stupid for words. Here is the latest: the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Flyers have stopped playing Kate Smith’s iconic recording of “God Bless America.” Why? Because Smith recorded a couple of other songs, during the 1930s, that some liberals now consider objectionable. The Washington Post takes this idiocy seriously: The voice of singer Kate Smith is rapidly disappearing from the world of professional sports.(Snip) The Yankees have been playing Smith’s “God Bless America” since 2001, but no longer. What’s the problem? Smith recorded a song
Hurricane Michael retroactively upgraded to a Category 5 storm at landfall replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/20/2019 4:44:14 PM Post Reply
More than six months since Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida Panhandle, the National Hurricane Center has upgraded it to a Category 5 storm. Forecasters now say, based on a post-storm analysis, that the hurricane packed 160 mph winds when it hit Oct. 10 around Tyndall Air Force Base near Mexico Beach. It´s the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States as a Category 5 since Hurricane Andrew came ashore near Miami in 1992, according to the Hurricane Center. Only two other storms in recorded history have struck the nation as Category 5s, forecasters said — the Labor
Speech Is Violence, and Vice Versa replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/21/2019 12:34:21 PM Post Reply
The apotheosis of the Left’s 21st-Century lunacy is its insistence that disagreeing with leftist dogma–declining to accept the “trans” farce, for example–is “violence” that demands suppression, while actual violence by leftists like Antifa–bashing people in the head with a baseball bat, for instance–is merely free speech exercised by “protesters.” No one in the world, with the possible exception of a handful of mis-educated college professors and students, is dumb enough to be fooled by that inversion. But liberals soldier heedlessly on. Here is a today’s instance of the phenomenon. April Ryan, a CNN personality, suggested that
Nattering nadlers of nihilism replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/21/2019 12:42:10 PM Post Reply
The Mueller Report appears to be crafted to keep hope in overthrowing Trump alive among Democrats. No matter that the Trump campaign’s alleged “collusion” with the Russian authorities proved to be a hoax — who engineered it again? — Trump lied and tried to thwart the investigation int his nonexistent crimes. Now we will have to listen to the Democrats and their media adjunct yammer on until Trump is defeated by hook or by crook or the old-fashioned way. The Democratic protagonists Congress put me in mind of the late William Safire. It was Safire who drove the media nuts
What’s the Next Fake News? replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/21/2019 12:45:43 PM Post Reply
NEW YORK — On April 21, 1980, Rosie Ruiz won the fabled Boston Marathon in record time and looked fresh as a daisy when the media descended on her following her crowning with a wreath à la Ancient Greece. Rosie answered all the questions. She loved running, this was only her second marathon, and no, she was never tired or doubtful of victory during the two hours and 32 minutes of the race. The newspapers and the hacks went wild. Well, the reason for Rosie’s freshness, it later transpired, was that she had entered the race twenty minutes from the
Nadler and Schiff lead Democrats into political oblivion replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/21/2019 1:24:18 PM Post Reply
Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein invested Robert Muller with the following power: “If the Special Counsel believes it is necessary and appropriate, the Special Counsel is authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters” Mueller and his high-powered legal team indicted, convicted or obtained guilty pleas from 34 people and three companies, including top advisers to President Trump, Russian spies and hackers with ties to the Kremlin. The charges ranged from interfering with the 2016 election and hacking emails to lying to investigators and tampering with witnesses. However Mueller did not indict or prosecute anyone
Democratic Party Shadows over Passover 2019 replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/21/2019 4:46:03 PM Post Reply
I had a good first night of Passover seder in my new Nashville home thanks to some friends who took us to the impressive local Chabad. Chabad, to their credit, likes to make sure no Jew is left out on the holidays. (There were plenty of gentiles at the festivity as well.) Also to their credit, this consistently outreaching branch of the Hasidic movement is determinedly upbeat, looking to the future and the joy of life for all. L´chaim! But even with this positive atmosphere, my mind drifted off and I kept thinking of Isaac Singer´s post-Holocaust novel Shadows on
Trump Guilty of Obstructing a Coup d´état replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/22/2019 7:11:56 PM Post Reply
Heed the call of the Woke Caucus and let them bring their articles of impeachment to the floor of the House. Political super-geniuses like Green New Deal Girl and the one who might have married her brother are totally in touch with the groundswell of popular support for impeachment—their constituents in New York and Mogadishu West are 100% behind it! —Kurt Schlichter “Come On Democrats, Impeach Trump!” Well, okay, technically President Trump is not guilty of obstructing the Deep State’s attempt to frame him with bogus evidence…an attempt which, as I understand things, amounts to, at the least, Seditious Conspiracy
New Zealand and Sri Lanka Were Not the Same replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 8:54:45 AM Post Reply
The seemingly unlimited supply of virtue-signalers who dominate our culture have assured us emphatically the recent terror attacks in New Zealand and Sri Lanka are equivalent, a kind of quid pro quod between races and religions. Other than the fact that, tragically, a great many people died in both—more in Sri Lanka, but the numbers are horrific enough in NZ—-this is utter nonsense. They couldn´t be more different. New Zealand was the act of one aberrant or evil (call him either or both) racist individual motivated by rage against immigrants—Muslim "invaders"—he thought were ruining his country.
The Sri Lanka Jihad Massacre and the Decline of the West replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 10:21:24 AM Post Reply
Well over two hundred people are dead, and hundreds more injured, in jihad massacres in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday morning, and now the usual denial and obfuscation are in full swing. I’m often asked, when I speak around the country, what it will take to wake people up to the nature and gravity of the jihad threat. For all too many people, the answer, as the Sri Lanka attacks abundantly show, is nothing. The facts were clear enough, at least if one checked the Indian media. India’s reported that “two of the six attacks
Democrats Can Kiss Ohio Goodbye replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 12:08:18 PM Post Reply
Ohio is the swing state that might not swing left anymore -- and Democrats have no one to blame but themselves. The first hint that Ohio might have lost its bellwether status came in 2016. If you´ll recall from my Wargaming the Electoral College series for the presidential election, Ohio was never in play for Hillary Clinton. While that should have been a coal mine canary that Trump´s chances of winning were far better than the polls indicated, most every expert (and Yours Truly) glossed over that indicator as we pored over our 270toWin maps. Previously, Barack Obama won Ohio handily in
CNN Correspondent April Ryan Attacks (Threatens?) Sarah Sanders: ´Start Lopping the Heads Off´ replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 12:13:57 PM Post Reply
Last week, CNN White House Correspondent April Ryan said someone has to "start lopping the heads off" of President Donald Trump´s staff, right after she called for Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to be fired for lying to the press. When former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) called for Ryan to lose her press credentials, she shot back, saying Huckabee is going to Hell. "The American people can´t trust her," Ryan said of Sanders on CNN last week. "She should be let go and she should be fired ... When there is a lack of credibility there you have to start
While Democrats Search for Crumbs, This Too Will Pass Over replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 12:21:45 PM Post Reply
A guy is waiting for his date to get ready so they can go to a baseball game. She knows nothing about the sport and takes forever, and they arrive at the stadium horribly late. As they settle into their seats, the fellow next to them exclaims: “I have never seen anything like this! It is the top of the fourteenth inning, and neither side has had a runner on base — two perfect games going. Not a single run. Not a single error. Not a single hit. Not even a single walk. Nothing!” The date looks at the angry
ISIS in America? Never say never — say less likely replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 12:28:35 PM Post Reply
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nobody expects ISIS to go quietly into the night. That’s not what Islamist terrorist groups do. What this particular group wants now is revenge for their humiliating defeat in Syria and Iraq. The question is: Where will they strike to try to save face? America is on watch to make sure it doesn’t happen here. . Make no mistake about it, losing its self-proclaimed “Caliphate” was a devastating blow to ISIS, psychologically as well as militarily. In the Middle East, power is honor. By controlling a vast territory with over 10 million inhabitants, ISIS commanded honor and attracted more
Easter Bunny brawler is Pasco man and fugitive from New Jersey with violent past replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 12:44:01 PM Post Reply
A bar hopping bunny who claimed he was defending a woman when cameras caught him in a downtown Orlando brawl Easter Sunday may not be so innocent. Turns out, the man in the suit -- 20-year-old Antoine McDonald -- is wanted in New Jersey in connection with a vehicle burglary last fall, possibly fleeing to Florida under an assumed name. McDonald could’ve relished in anonymity, his face and identity hidden by the pink nose and tall ears of the bunny costume. But after the video went viral, McDonald spoke to multiple media outlets, including TMZ and Orlando’s WKMG. He even created
New Jersey governor wants to increase price for buying and carrying a gun by 2,000% replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 3:15:41 PM Post Reply
New Jersey Gov. Philip Murphy, a Democrat, wants to dramatically increase the permits and licenses needed to buy and carry a firearm in his state. The New York Times reports it costs $5 to get a firearm identification card, $2 for the permit to own a firearm, and $20 for the permit to carry. Under Murphy´s budget proposal, the firearm identification card will jump from $5 to $100, the owner’s permit will go up from $2 to $40, and the permit to carry, the largest increase, will go from $20 to $400. For all three licenses and permits, the
AP U.S. History textbook calls Trump “racist,” questions his mental stability replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 3:20:35 PM Post Reply
I have written repeatedly about the hard-left bias in the teaching of AP American History. I finally got tired of writing such posts and abandoned the beat. But now, I learn that, beginning in 2020, many Advanced Placement students will be using an American History textbook that suggests President Trump is mentally ill and that depicts him and many of his supporters as racists. The book asserts that “[Trump’s] not very-hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters.” What connected with a significant number of primary voters was Trump’s strong opposition to illegal immigration and his concern over terrorists entering
Oversight Committee Moves to Hold Ex-WH Official in Contempt of Congress replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 4:15:59 PM Post Reply
UPDATE: In The Morning Briefing, I wrote about how former White House official and current Department of Defense employee Carl Kline was subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee. The committee is part of an orchestrated harassment campaign against the president. Kline has refused to appear and so today, the committee has moved to hold him in contempt of Congress. (Snip) The Democrats are continuing their harassment of the president by conducting an almost constant assault of congressional hearings asking for all sorts of things for which they have no business asking. One issue they are "investigating" is related to
Orwellian WaPo Slams the ´Far-Right´ for Saying Christians Were Under Attack in Sri Lanka replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 4:20:09 PM Post Reply
In the wake of the horrific Easter terrorist attack against churches in Sri Lanka, The Washington Post published an article slamming "far-right" political leaders for ... saying that Christians were under attack. The Orwellian article suggested there was something untoward about reporting on global Christian persecution — by selectively quoting far-right European and American leaders on the issue and ignoring the broader discussion. The bombings, which claimed the lives of at least 321 people and wounded more than 500 others, took place on the most important holiday for Christianity, the day Christians remember the Resurrection of Jesus. They targeted Christian churches,
Florida Senate passes bill that allows classroom teachers to be armed - nearly along party lines replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 4:31:44 PM Post Reply
TALLAHASSEE — More than a year after last year’s Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland that shocked the state and blurred party lines in the state Capitol, the Florida Senate passed a follow-up bill that has become increasingly partisan because of its expansion of a program that would allow classroom teachers to be armed. It succeeded on a 22-17 vote. Although the vote count isn’t far off from last year’s 20-18 vote, Tuesday’s vote fell much more along party lines. Only one senator, Sen. Anitere Flores, a Republican from Miami, kept it from being a complete party-line passage when she voted
Banned by Google for Opposing Infanticide replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 8:42:12 PM Post Reply
America’s PAC is a conservative political action committee run by Tom Donelson. It produces, among other things, radio and television advertising on behalf of, and in opposition to, politicians. Today America’s PAC revealed that it has been permanently banned from advertising by Google: (Snip) What did America’s PAC do to incur Google’s ire? It ran two nine-second videos as YouTube prerolls. One attacked Senator Tina Smith, the other attacked Senator Gary Peters. The ads began to run on April 3, and Google suspended both that campaign and America’s PAC’s account on April 5. What was offensive about the ads? They
Netanyahu Continues Naming Things After Trump — This Time It´s a New Golan Heights Community replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 8:54:32 PM Post Reply
On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he would submit an official proposal to name a new community on the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump. "I’m here on the beautiful Golan Heights," Netanyahu began in a video. "All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Therefore, after the Passover holiday, I intend to bring to the government a resolution calling for a new community on the Golan Heights named after President Donald J. Trump." [Tweet] Indeed, last month Trump called on the U.S. to formally recognize Israel´s
Four Reasons Why the Dems Will Lose in 2020 replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 9:47:56 PM Post Reply
This election cycle seems to have begun earlier than past cycles, perhaps because the Democrats are too anxious to get on with the show. Their eagerness, possibly creating a burn-out factor, could work against them, but there are other issues at play which will prevent them from gaining the White House. At this stage there are at least four elements to consider: OVERPLAYING THEIR HAND As ‘The Gambler’ says: “Know when to hold ‘em, Know when to fold ‘em.” For over two years the Democrats were convinced theirs was the winning hand, but their hole card didn’t play out. Instead
A Democrat disaster looms with their nominating convention replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 9:53:01 PM Post Reply
The Democrats are setting themselves up for a possible, even probable, disaster at their nominating convention in Milwaukee, July 13 – 16, 2020. The party that created the concept of “superdelegates” to rein in their crazies may have outsmarted themselves by allowing them to vote only in the second or later ballots. As the field evolves and Joe Biden’s still undeclared candidacy appears to be chaotic, the party elders (the ones with big money fundraising capabilities) are very worried that socialist Bernie Sanders will walk away with the nomination and lose to Donald Trump in a landslide. Andrew Malcolm, the insightful
North Korea is in a bind replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/23/2019 9:59:15 PM Post Reply
Back in March of last year, the Kim Jong Un regime told a group of South Korean special envoys that it was willing to discuss denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and normalization of its relations with the US. According to the interlocutors, Pyongyang also promised that it would refrain from conducting further missile and nuclear tests so long as its prospective talks with Washington continued. That pledge was apparently intended to lock Washington into negotiations until the Kim regime got what it wanted. But the US has flipped the script, as it now appears that North Korea is the one
Turkish dictator Erdogan defends genocide replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/24/2019 8:51:06 AM Post Reply
Liberals call anyone they don´t like Hitler, so often that we have to remind ourselves that there really are monsters out there. One of them is Turkey´s strongman Recep Erdogan, who marked the remembrance day for the nearly 2 million Armenians butchered by the Turkish army and their auxiliaries at the end of World War I. Hitler declared in 1939 that he could kill the Jews because Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?" The Armenian genocide was massivly reported at the time by US and other foreign diplomats and comprehensively documented by historians. Despicably, Erdogan
The ideologue who wrote the textbook calling Trump and his supporters “racists” replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/24/2019 6:46:25 PM Post Reply
Yesterday, I wrote about the AP U.S. History textbook By the People that calls President Trump and his core supporters “racists” and suggests that the president is “mentally unstable.” Today, I want to write about James W. Fraser, the author of this egregiously biased left-wing book. Stanley Kurtz blew the whistle on Fraser a year ago. Rereading Stanley’s piece made my blood boil, just as it was simmering down. Fraser isn’t just a hard-leftist. Stanley shows that, at a minimum, he’s a communist sympathizer. That phrase went out of style decades ago, perhaps for the best. But applying it to
DeSantis orders execution for Bobby Joe Long, who killed at least eight women in the 1980s replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/25/2019 10:04:26 AM Post Reply
TAMPA — A year ago, Cher Lowther typed a letter to Gov. Rick Scott, beseeching him to follow through on a promise the state made more than 30 years earlier to put Bobby Joe Long to death. Long, a notorious serial killer, murdered at least eight women in the Tampa Bay area in the early 1980s, including Karen Dinsfriend, Lowther´s step-sister. He was first sentenced to die in 1985, yet he remains on death row. Speaking of the death sentence, Lowther wrote, “It is right and just and it cannot be more horrifying and painful for him than it was for
Get Ready for a Paradigm Shift on Russia, Climate Change, Everything You Think You Know... replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/25/2019 1:37:37 PM Post Reply
It may now sound ridiculous but Nikita Kruschev once told America ´we will bury you´ and Washington believed him. For years the Intelligence Community thought the U.S.S.R. was on the verge of overtaking the U.S. as the world´s largest economy before the Soviets unexpectedly collapsed. Daniel Patrick Moynihan´s book Secrecy: the American Experience tries to explain how such a tremendous intelligence misjudgment could take place. (Snip) The illusion lasted so long because it was founded on a secret report which gave it credibility. Once the narrative had been established, it remained fundamentally unchallenged until nearly the end of the Cold War.
The Huelefant in the Parlor replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/9/2019 11:42:58 AM Post Reply
The grand battle of the Trade Avengers in Washington really isn´t that important in the grand scheme of things. What matters is the implosion of America´s technological predominance, exemplified by the Trump Administration´s strategic humiliation over Fifth Generation (5G) mobile broadband. In 1258 the Mongols appeared before the gates of Baghdad, the capital of the Abbasid Dynasty. Caliph Al-Musta´sim assumed that the capital´s 12-foot-thick walls would protect the city against lightly-armed Mongol horsemen, but the Mongols brought with them a thousand Chinese siege engineers. The Chinese mercenaries breached the walls within three weeks and the Mongols killed most of
U.S. Prepares to Confront Possible Iranian Attacks replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/9/2019 11:47:46 AM Post Reply
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled a scheduled meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in order to go to Baghdad on a sudden unannounced visit. His purpose was to warn Iraq’s leaders about a “very specific” threat of Iranian attacks which, he said, “were imminent.” Secretary Pompeo told reporters after his meetings that he wanted assurances that Iraq is “able to adequately protect Americans in their country." Secretary Pompeo’s warning followed the deployment of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group to the Middle East. The Pentagon has also sent nuclear-capable B-52s to the region. There are approximately 5,200
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge plunged into Tampa Bay 39 years ago replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/9/2019 12:41:34 PM Post Reply
ST. PETERSBURG — The twin golden spires of the Sunshine Skyway bridge meet at the entrance of Tampa Bay, forming our most iconic symbol. It also marks our greatest tragedy. It was 39 years ago that the storm-blinded freighter Summit Venture crashed into the support columns of the old Sunshine Skyway bridge, causing a 1,200-foot span of the bridge to collapse into the bay. At 7:33 a.m., 35 lives were lost. They died in the six cars, truck and Greyhound bus that fell 150 feet into the water below. The bus took 26 lives. Nine people died in the other vehicles.
First look: Salvador Dalí comes back to life in artificial intelligence with ‘Dalí Lives’ replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/9/2019 8:58:11 PM Post Reply
ST. PETERSBURG — Salvador Dalí knew he’d never entirely die. He knew he’d stay alive not just through his legacy and artwork. Somehow, the Surrealist knew he’d be back. Now he is, thanks to the Dalí Museum’s new digital experience “Dalí Lives.” It opens to the public on Saturday, which would have been the artist’s 115th birthday. Dalí’s likeness appears on three screens throughout the museum thanks to artificial intelligence technology revealed at a media preview Thursday. The permanent installation is a collaboration between the museum and Goodby Silverstein and Partners of San Francisco. It began with hundreds of interviews,
Conservatives Must Stand Up to Climate Change Bullying replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/10/2019 1:19:49 PM Post Reply
Canada and the United States have many things in common – we love our hockey players, our astronauts and our veterans. We value freedom and prosperity and, when push comes to shove, will fight tooth and nail against those who would take either from us. We also have our shares of misguided conservative politicians who think they can win over left-leaning voters by promoting the climate scare. In Canada we had Stephen Harper who was elected prime minister as a conservative and a committed climate sceptic but changed sides after being elected in an apparent attempt to curry favor with
Carbon monoxide blamed for deaths of elderly Sarasota couple replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/10/2019 4:47:10 PM Post Reply
SARASOTA, Fla. - Two people were found dead inside a Sarasota home this morning, the apparent victims of carbon monoxide poisoning. Hazmat teams remain on the scene. The home is a duplex along Bouchard Circle, just south of Clark Road. According to the Sarasota County Sheriff´s Office, the elderly couple was found inside the home, which had "elevated levels of carbon monoxide," which is the colorless, odorless gas produced in car exhaust. One victim was found in bed; the other on the floor. Investigators remain at the home; it´s not clear if the deaths were criminal or accidental. Their next-door neighbor was
The Liberty to Hate replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/10/2019 6:18:33 PM Post Reply
If you want to understand politics, it is instructive to overcome the common prejudice against negative feelings—enmity, hatred, contempt, envy, resentment, and others—because though often concealed by people’s moral delusions and self-serving social games, they are constitutive of political ideology and essential to political action. Consider David French, that phony conservative par excellence. His April 22 column in Time magazine—“Donald Trump Is Weak and Afraid. The Mueller Report Proves It”—is typical of French’s method. Instead of criticizing the president’s neoconservative foreign policy and betrayal of the American working class on the labor/immigration issue—the subjects for which
Deplatforming the Platformers: Why Antitrust Legislation Is the Way to Go replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/10/2019 7:13:44 PM Post Reply
Having failed to impeach President Trump on grounds of collusion with the Russians, the Democratic left and its allies have turned to other weapons in their arsenal to obstruct his re-election. Their instruments can be very potent: a media blitzkrieg, the raising of the dead (the cemetery vote), multiple vote counting, newly franchised illegal voters, massive vote harvesting, and social media censorship—all of which constitute a campaign of monstrous voter fraud. Evicting dissident voices from social media platforms may be the most effective device of the left. How can such high-tech despotism be challenged or negated? Citizen journalists
Rebellion is Bursting out All Over replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/12/2019 8:53:20 AM Post Reply
As Spygate proceeds to its certain conclusion -- the trials of those who engaged in this scandalous coup attempt -- we receive the details of the scheme only in dribs and drabs. Too many were involved and have too much to lose at this point by not revealing to the investigators their role in exchange for more lenient treatment, which is why I believe all will soon be revealed. So for the moment let’s turn to the broader picture that explains in large part why so many officials were so determined to keep Donald Trump from the White House and
It´s Easier to Track One Man Through His Cellphone Than a 110,000-Ton Aircraft Carrier replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/12/2019 3:03:04 PM Post Reply
The USS Abraham Lincoln, now deployed to the Middle East, is meant to be symbolically visible to the press but not to the Iranians. The Lincoln, like the rest of the surface fleet operating under the doctrine of "Distributed Lethality" has a fair chance of remaining unseen by enforcing very strict emission controls and relying on passive detectors and networked remote sensors to provide situational awareness. (Snip) Networked sensors make it possible for some other asset, not necessarily the ships themselves, to be the "eyes of the fleet" until the time comes to uncloak. To find American units the enemy
My 91-Year-Old Mom Is a Democrat—and She´s Done replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/12/2019 5:15:06 PM Post Reply
My mother is a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat from Oakland, California. My father is a lifelong Republican who hails from Omaha, Nebraska. They made it work. Both aged ninety-one, they just celebrated their seventieth anniversary. Mom crossed party lines and joined Dad twice in her presidential voting history, casting ballots for Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984. Dad voted for Mom’s candidate once, John F. Kennedy, in 1960, though he would later vote for JFK’s opponent that year, Richard Nixon, twice, in 1968 and 1972. Dad has been known to sit out elections because he didn’t like the choices. Mom, who grew from
Democrats Need Rehab from Trump Investigation Addiction replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/13/2019 11:54:20 AM Post Reply
We all know the horrors of addiction—lives destroyed, families shattered. It wrecks the fabric of society. Unfortunately, the Democrats have contracted an extraordinarily virulent form—investigating Donald Trump has become crack cocaine to them with maybe fentanyl and methamphetamine thrown in. The likes of Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff seem to be sucking on this pipe for dear life, day and night, giving them barely time to breath or eat. Even when getting a rare touch of sleep, these putative public servants clearly have Trump on the brain. They never think of anything else—or, seemingly, do anything else.
Judicial Watch: Obama White House Orchestrated Clinton Email Cover Up replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/13/2019 7:41:13 PM Post Reply
According to newly released emails obtained by Judicial Watch, the Obama White House was tracking a December 2012 Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request records concerning Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, private email server back. These new emails prove that the Obama White House knew about the scandal earlier than previously admitted, and attempted to cover it up. Months after the Obama White House got involved, “the State Department responded to the FOIA requestor, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), falsely stating that no such records existed.” "Our discovery is centered upon whether Clinton intentionally attempted to evade
Should the Liberty Bell Leave Philadelphia? replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/14/2019 8:56:38 AM Post Reply
When most Americans think of Philadelphia -- although probably fewer today than ever before, given the low level of history education in American schools -- they probably think of the founding of the United States, the Liberty Bell and the city´s nickname, the City of Brotherly Love. Having been to Philadelphia at least 20 times, I am among the many Americans who have warm feelings toward America´s founding city. My daily radio show has a large and enthusiastic listener base there, and I have a son who lives nearby. So, it is with no joy that I write about the
In Front of a Philadelphia Abortion Clinic, Democratic Lawmaker Shows Us the Darkness of the Cultural Divide replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/14/2019 9:11:50 AM Post Reply
PHILADELPHIA -- When Brian Sims first ran for state representative in 2012, he ran as a new pro-business voice. He was going to be a bridge builder, brimming with common-sense ideas on pocketbook issues. He never met that promise. Instead, he became many other things: an outdoor adventurer who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro; a partisan attack dog who accused fellow state Rep. Martina White of saying she wanted to deport all immigrants, something his staff had to admit she never said; and a celebrity activist whose lucrative, nationwide speaking circuit earned him an ethics investigation. He also became the guy who tweeted
Is Venezuela Becoming Another Vietnam? replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/14/2019 10:02:58 PM Post Reply
It is becoming clear, as well as ironic, that several prominent American personalities have recently raised their voices against the United States’ support of the people of Venezuela, and the current effort to rid the nation of a dictator who has destroyed his own people. This could be construed as support for the corrupt dictatorship of Communist President Nicolás Maduro. Surprisingly, or not, one of the latest public personalities to raise concerns over the U.S. intervening in Venezuela is Tucker Carlson of Fox News. He almost seems to be on a single-handed crusade as several of his programs have taken
If Globalization Meant China Could Turn off Your Fridge, Would You Still Like It? replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/15/2019 8:19:08 AM Post Reply
The pill many people take in the morning may have come a long way to the breakfast table, from the other side of the world, in fact. "America needs generic drugs. They make up 90 percent of the American drug supply. Without them, every large-scale government health program — the Affordable Care Act, Medicare Part D, the Veterans Health Administration, charitable programs for the developing world — would be unaffordable." In the fall of 2012, an FDA employee tasked with "inspecting the Indian manufacturing plants that make many of America’s low-cost generic drugs" discovered that its reputation as "the world
From Rashida With Love replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/15/2019 9:47:26 AM Post Reply
Congresswoman Rashida Talib has been in the news as a result of a Yahoo News podcast in which she participated. The podcast, titled “Skullduggery,” is an anti-Trump hatefest. This episode began with the hosts discussing the desirability of impeaching President Trump. Then they welcomed Tlaib as a guest, and talked about impeachment some more. (Tlaib is an enthusiastic advocate.) Next they turned to foreign policy, specifically the Middle East. This is where the interview turned controversial. Numerous Republicans, including President Trump, have denounced Tlaib’s comments, some because they interpreted them as anti-Semitic. The majority view, however, is the one expressed
Mick Jagger proves he´s still got the moves, 1 month after heart surgery replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/15/2019 2:21:05 PM Post Reply
Even after undergoing heart surgery, Mick Jagger has still got the moves like, well, Jagger. The longtime Rolling Stones frontman shared a video of himself on Twitter dancing around, a little more than a month after having surgery to replace a heart valve. [Tweet] In the uncaptioned 22-second video, the singer shows off some of his trademark dance moves that have helped him become the legend he is today. In April, Jagger had a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, surgery, reported Billboard. During the procedure, doctors fixed a heart valve without ever opening his chest, thus
Blowhard Democrats Are Green Phonies replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/15/2019 2:50:51 PM Post Reply
Listening to politicians expound on the imminent dangers of that neologism "climate change" you wonder if any of these people could even pass a high school physics test. Maybe Rand Paul — he´s an ophthalmologist. He had to take some chemistry. But most of them? Nevertheless, the Democratic Party at the moment seems to be in a knockdown, drag-out fight for who can be the greenest of the green and push us forward to a brave new world propelled exclusively by solar and wind energy. Only the strongest (i. e. most slavishly devoted to renewable energy at all costs) will survive.
Our Modern ´Satyricon´ replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/16/2019 9:26:34 AM Post Reply
Sometime around A.D. 60, in the age of Emperor Nero, a Roman court insider named Gaius Petronius wrote a satirical Latin novel, "The Satyricon," about moral corruption in Imperial Rome. The novel´s general landscape was Rome´s transition from an agrarian republic to a globalized multicultural superpower. The novel survives only in a series of extended fragments. But there are enough chapters for critics to agree that the high-living Petronius, nicknamed the "Judge of Elegance," was a brilliant cynic. He often mocked the cultural consequences of the sudden and disruptive influx of money and strangers from elsewhere in
Trump 'deserves' Khashoggi treatment,
Maher guest Fran Lebowitz says
before backpedaling
Posted by Hazymac 5/18/2019 9:16:06 AM Post Reply
Liberal author Fran Lebowitz went to the extreme Friday night during an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher," suggesting that President Trump should not only be impeached but killed. Lebowitz began by saying she felt "plagued" by Trump's presidency and "shocked" by what she claimed was criminal behavior by Attorney General William Barr over his handling of the Mueller report. But when she was asked about impeachment, Lebowitz did not think that was enough punishment for the president, who has not been charged with any crimes. "Certainly, he deserves to be impeached. I mean, impeachment is just the beginning
Trump 'deserves' Khashoggi treatment,
Maher guest Fran Lebowitz says
before backpedaling
Posted by Hazymac 5/18/2019 9:16:10 AM Post Reply
Liberal author Fran Lebowitz went to the extreme Friday night during an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher," suggesting that President Trump should not only be impeached but killed. Lebowitz began by saying she felt "plagued" by Trump's presidency and "shocked" by what she claimed was criminal behavior by Attorney General William Barr over his handling of the Mueller report. But when she was asked about impeachment, Lebowitz did not think that was enough punishment for the president, who has not been charged with any crimes. "Certainly, he deserves to be impeached. I mean, impeachment is just the beginning
Pollsters Blindsided Again: Australian
Labor Party's Surprise Defeat Echoes
Hillary, Brexit
Posted by Hazymac 5/19/2019 1:46:12 PM Post Reply
Australia's Labor party was supposed to have won yesterday's election handily. Their surefire formula for victory of increased taxes, heightened spending on climate change and engagement with China would bring in the votes. Then the unexpected happened: Labor lost. (Snip) Few if any of the pollsters predicted it. The resulting bafflement was expressed by one tweet: "How could polls, from every company, for months including exit polls taken on election day not just be wrong but spectacularly wrong?" It was a massive intelligence failure and one worthy of examination. All political parties presumably pay for accurate polling, even if it
Koepka struggles, holds off
Johnson for PGA win
Posted by Hazymac 5/20/2019 8:00:40 AM Post Reply
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- His place in PGA Championship history finally secure, Brooks Koepka draped both arms around the top of the Wanamaker Trophy and let out a deep sigh. The stress was more than he wanted. The satisfaction was more than he imagined. Koepka lost all but one shot of his record seven-shot lead on Sunday. Then he lost the brutal Long Island crowd, which began chants of "D.J.! D.J.!" as Koepka was on his way to a fourth straight bogey that allowed Dustin Johnson to pull within one shot. "It's New York," Koepka said. "What do you expect when you're half-choking
Biden Was Projecting When He
Called Trump 'Divider-in-Chief'
Posted by Hazymac 5/20/2019 8:29:33 AM Post Reply
Was Joe Biden projecting when he called Donald Trump the "divider-in-chief" in his big campaign speech in Philadelphia Saturday? The former Veep proposed -- in imitation of his one-time boss and apparent idol Barack Obama -- that he would be the man to unite our riven country. Remember "There is not a liberal America and a conservative America—there is the United States of America" from Obama's keynote at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the speech that ignited his march to the presidency? How far did that go? Just about as far as Barack dismissing Republicans as those who cling to their guns
Biden Was Projecting When He
Called Trump 'Divider-in-Chief'
Posted by Hazymac 5/20/2019 8:29:36 AM Post Reply
Was Joe Biden projecting when he called Donald Trump the "divider-in-chief" in his big campaign speech in Philadelphia Saturday? The former Veep proposed -- in imitation of his one-time boss and apparent idol Barack Obama -- that he would be the man to unite our riven country. Remember "There is not a liberal America and a conservative America—there is the United States of America" from Obama's keynote at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the speech that ignited his march to the presidency? How far did that go? Just about as far as Barack dismissing Republicans as those who cling to their guns
Democrats Embrace Socialism:Are We
Headed Towards 'Atlas Shrugged'?
Posted by Hazymac 5/21/2019 9:45:28 AM Post Reply
There's a recurring theme in American science fiction where the country loses its way, endures some horrible but cleansing disaster, and then rediscovers the blessings of liberty. You'll find it in Robert Heinlein's "Future History" stories, where the Crazy Years -- a period of rapid technological advances, decaying social norms, and mass psychosis -- leads to the backlash of a religious dictatorship. The Prophets regime is eventually toppled by a liberty-loving group dedicated to individual rights. The theme is even more pronounced in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, where a socialist regime puts the country into another Great Depression, only worse. The country's capitalists
Elton John Dismisses ‘Bullsh*t’ Claims
Straight Actor Taron Egerton Can’t
Play Him in ‘Rocketman’
Posted by Hazymac 5/21/2019 11:50:13 AM Post Reply
Pop icon Elton John has defended actor Taron Egerton over claims a gay man should have played him in the upcoming biopic Rocketman, dismissing the criticism as “bullshit.” “The last time I saw a movie in Cannes was Billy Elliot — and I had to be escorted out in floods of tears, it moved me so much,” he said. “I was very emotional just now as well. The movie floored me. But I’m very high. Taron is beyond belief. It’s like watching me. It’s quite extraordinary, he’s so me-like. He’s a megastar.” The Grammy-winning crooner, whose life story will be told in the film Rocketman
House Judiciary Chairman Nadler: Trump
is making it 'more difficult' not to consider
Posted by Hazymac 5/21/2019 12:38:19 PM Post Reply
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, accused the White House of "intimidating" former White House Counselor Don McGahn from testifying on Capitol Hill and said it was becoming "more and more difficult" to not consider President Trump's impeachment on Monday night. Nadler told CNN anchor Chris Cuomo that his committee will hold McGahn "in contempt" for not complying with the subpoena and will take the battle to court. "You are dealing with a lawless president who is willing to go to any lengths to prevent testimony that might implicate him, that does implicate him," Nadler said. Nadler expressed that Trump's "lawless behavior"
A Bleak Future for Jews replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/21/2019 1:31:52 PM Post Reply
Ah, Congressman Steve Cohen—what a yukster! Two weeks ago, he had us in stitches by eating a big ol’ bucket of KFC when Attorney General Barr was a no-show to his witch trial (see, Barr was chicken! Get it? Get it?). And last week, Krazy Kohen issued a press release slamming one of my Takimag columns as “racist and anti-Semitic,” while demanding the removal of the Tennessee judge who’s being hounded for posting it. Representative Cohen, a.k.a. “Colonel Slanders,” is the creator of the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, which apparently memorializes all the Holocaust victims murdered by Tennesseans (“Nevah forget the Gräcelandt
In Money We Trust? replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/22/2019 8:25:49 AM Post Reply
Look at the dollar bills in your wallet. They say they are "legal tender for all debts." But are they? What makes them valuable? What makes them worth anything Each bill says, "In God We Trust." But God won't guarantee their value. The $20 bill depicts the White House. Congress is on $50s. But neither guarantees the value of our dollars. I wouldn't trust them if they did. I don't trust politicians, generally, but I especially don't trust them with money. Since President Richard Nixon took the U.S. off the gold standard, the dollar has lost 80 percent of its value. So what makes money trustworthy?
Transformative Technology Needed? replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/22/2019 9:28:09 AM Post Reply
The United States, and much of the Western world, has gone badly off the rails on the subject of energy. Obsessed with CO2 emissions, a minor factor in the Earth’s climate, Western policymakers have turned to archaic technologies like wind energy as though they were futuristic. The Science and Environmental Policy Project comments: "Energy expert Mark Mills has produced five parts of a series in Real Clear Energy discussing the tremendous demands for electricity from developing electronics and associated high-tech equipment. The development of “smart” technology and artificial intelligence will place burdens on the grid that renewables cannot meet.
The terrifying old gods return replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/26/2019 7:19:58 AM Post Reply
The media may have given impression that Brenton Tarrant, the New Zealand mosque murderer iwas a Christian or accidentally conveyed that sense by spotty coverage. The Evening Standard wrote "Mosque shooting suspect Brenton Tarrant ´travelled to Europe to investigate historic battles between Christians and Muslims´". Heavy writes that "in his disturbing manifesto, white nationalist terrorist Brenton Tarrant says that he received a blessing in support of the attack from a group called the ´reborn Knights Templar.´" So he was a Christian bigot right? The better to disarm others like him.
Catholic bishops urge governor
to spare Bobby Joe Long
Posted by Hazymac 5/22/2019 10:13:34 AM Post Reply
TAMPA, Fla. - The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to spare the life of convicted Tampa Bay serial rapist and murderer Bobby Joe Long. In a letter to the governor, the bishops asked DeSantis to commute Long's sentence to life in prison, specifically pointing out mitigating circumstances in Long's case. The letter reads, in part: "Since his sentencing, modern medicine has learned a great deal about the effects of brain trauma. His attorneys have filed briefs that call attention to the multiple traumas he experienced throughout his life, including the motorcycle accident he suffered in 1974. That incident
VIDEO: Pasco deputy shoots dog after pack attacks teen, elderly man replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/26/2019 5:39:33 PM Post Reply
A roaming pack of dogs attacked a teen and an elderly man and then tried to attack a deputy who ended up shooting one of them in a series of incidents that took place Thursday morning in the Shady Hills area, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. The first report of the pack of three adult bulldogs and two puppies wandering around the area came in at 6:53 a.m. near Crews Lake Wilderness Park at 16739 Crews Lake Drive. Then the attacks were reported. A 15-year-old boy was bitten in the leg while either walking to school or waiting for
Joe Biden Decides to Go #NeverTrump replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/28/2019 11:15:03 AM Post Reply
Pity Joe Biden. The lifetime political also-ran (what exactly does he stand for? No one really knows. Probably not much) finally has his moment in the sun, leading the Democratic pack in the polls, and the current president, Donald J. Trump, is presiding over a boom economy the likes of which we have never seen in years. So what´s a poor candidate to do? Complaining about income inequality seems a little too, well, Bernie (more of that in a moment). Issues, for Joe, aren´t really his thing anyway. He has shifted on them so much over the years. And what exactly
Is Joe Biden too “kind” to be president? replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/28/2019 10:27:24 PM Post Reply
The answer is no. Joe Biden may be too old to be an effective president. He’s certainly too much of a hack to be one. But he’s not too kind for the office. The suggestion to the contrary comes from Kathleen Parker, a columnist for the Washington Post (the question forms the title of her column in the paper edition). Parker cites Biden’s courteous behavior towards Sarah Palin in the 2008 vice presidential debate. But what about Biden’s conduct during the 2012 debate with Paul Ryan? Did Kathleen Parker miss that event? As many readers will recall, Biden constantly interrupted Ryan
“Green” Energy Policies Hurt the Environment, Another Case Study replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/28/2019 10:30:26 PM Post Reply
Britain has a fracking industry–or could have one, anyway, if it weren’t for the Greens’ political clout. It finally became too much for Natascha Engel, Britain’s “fracking czar,” who quit with a blistering letter of resignation: (Snip) The United States is the only country to reduce significantly its CO2 emissions; we did it by substitution natural gas for coal in power generation. But Britain’s Greens won’t let that country develop its considerable natural gas reserves. "Extinction Rebellion (XR), which is demanding zero emissions by 2025 – bringing Central London to almost a standstill for much of the past two weeks
When do the Facts Turn into Political Demagoguery for Purely Partisan Reasons? replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/28/2019 10:36:44 PM Post Reply
Ever since the unfortunate violent confrontation in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, 2017, the left has condemned President Trump for not condemning forcefully enough one of the groups who participated in that violent confrontation. The irrefutable fact is, President Trump condemned not only the neo-Nazis (a/k/a white supremacists), but also the ANTIFA thugs who congregated outside the park. There was a third group on that day that was represented by local peaceful protesters who were protesting the tearing down of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. They were not terrorists or members of either of the violent groups,
Hollywood Begins Eating its Own replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/28/2019 10:40:05 PM Post Reply
For decades Hollywood, along with academia, has been one of the two prime movers of cultural Marxism in America: promoting leftist causes and narratives, undermining traditional morality and social structures, and rewriting history. Increasingly, showbiz is now being choked by its own wokeness – just as our universities are – as the social justice whiners have inevitably begun to turn on their own. Hollywood is floundering. This past Easter weekend at the box office was the worst in more than a decade. The big studios with their mega-budget franchises (where would Hollywood be today without Marvel Comics?) increasingly have to
Tampa serial killer Bobby Joe Long’s death warrant was just signed. We remember the victims. replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/28/2019 10:55:30 PM Post Reply
This week Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Bobby Joe Long’s death warrant. The serial killer behind the murders of nine Tampa Bay women is scheduled to die May 23 at Florida State Prison, wrote Times reporter Dan Sullivan. It has been 35 years since Long killed these women during a horrifying eight-month period in 1984. During that year, Long was fired from his X-ray technician job at Tampa General Hospital. He was divorced and lived alone. According the archives, he would drive up and down Nebraska Avenue in his 1978 maroon Dodge Magnum. Red fibers from that car were found on
Synagogue Shooters Have Trump Hatred in Common replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/29/2019 12:06:52 PM Post Reply
The evil psychopaths who shot up the synagogues in Poway and Pittsburgh undoubtedly share a number of traits in common, but prominent among them is unremitting hatred of Donald Trump. The Poway shooter put it — how shall we say it — in succinct terms, calling the president a "Zionist, Anti-White, Traitorous, C*cksucker." His Pittsburgh doppelgänger was almost as disgusting. Despicable as they are, these two creatures can´t really be accused of Trump Derangement Syndrome, because, unlike many in mainstream media, they are at least somewhat correct in their assessment. Trump is pro-Israel, indeed likely the most pro-Israel president since Truman,
The Peculiar Progressive-Islamist Alliance replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/29/2019 10:12:12 PM Post Reply
After Congresswomen Ilham Omar’s and Rashida Tlaib’s incendiary anti-Semitic rants directed at Jewish Americans and American ally Israel, the Democrat House “progressive caucus,” led by Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, rallied around to protect and support them. The progressive media chimed in, supporting the Islamist congresswomen. Even after Rep. Omar dismissed the 9/11 attacks as “someone did something,” Democrat progressives defended her, accusing the president of religious bigotry when he objected. Not to be outdone, the ever more progressive and pro-Islamist New York Times published a political cartoon that even they admit is anti-Semitic, as well as an article claiming that Jesus
Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Resigns, Thanks Trump for ´Courtesy and Humor´ in Personal Conversations replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/29/2019 11:43:19 PM Post Reply
On Monday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation to President Trump, effective May 1. Rosenstein pointed out in his letter that the "median tenure of a Deputy Attorney General is l6 months, and few serve longer than two years." When his resignation becomes effective on May 1, Rosenstein will have served just over two years. In his letter to the president, Rosenstein lauded the Department of Justice for making "rapid progress in achieving the Administration´s law enforcement priorities reducing violent crime, curtailing opioid abuse, protecting consumers, improving immigration enforcement, and building confidence in the police while preserving national security
The Russian Collusion Hypocrisy of Northeast Democrats replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/30/2019 8:49:09 AM Post Reply
The Mueller report is in, and one thing couldn’t be clearer: Mueller’s team, despite its best (or worst) efforts, found no evidence Donald Trump or anyone on his campaign team colluded with Russia to undermine the 2016 U.S. election. Despite Mueller’s clear conclusion on this point, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — who, not coincidentally, is running to be her party’s presidential nominee — and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) continue to lead an inane crusade to nail Trump for imagined crimes. However, if Warren and Nadler are truly worried about efforts to further Russian interests at the expense of the United States,
Woodstock 50 Canceled replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/30/2019 9:32:57 AM Post Reply
Woodstock 50 – scheduled to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the legendary music festival – has been canceled. Although the all-star lineup – featuring Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, Dead & Company, the Raconteurs and dozens more, including acts from the original Woodstock fest – was announced in early March, tickets for the festival did not go on sale; a planned Earth Day on-sale in April was postponed due to reported permit issues. However, on Monday, Dentsu, one of the festival’s main investment arm, announced that Woodstock 50, organized in part by Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang, would not proceed. “It’s a dream for
Larry King in hospital after suffering angina replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/30/2019 9:45:52 AM Post Reply
Larry King, 85, is in hospital after suffering angina last Thursday. In a statement to ET Canada, Ora TV said, “On the morning of Thursday, April 23, Larry King was scheduled for an angioplasty. Before his scheduled procedure, he experienced angina and went to the hospital early to be examined. His doctor successfully performed the angioplasty and inserted stents to reopen the previous bypass from 1987.” The statement continued: “He has been recuperating in the hospital and is scheduled to be released soon. His doctors expect him to make a full recovery.” Ora TV also clarified earlier reporting, stating that
Venezuela’s Guaido calls for military uprising while flanked by soldiers at Caracas airbase: ‘The moment is now’ replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/30/2019 10:40:35 AM Post Reply
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets Tuesday morning and called for a military uprising, saying he has begun the “final phase” of his plan to oust embattled President Nicolas Maduro. In a three-minute video posted on his Twitter account, the 35-year-old lawmaker said soldiers who took the streets would be acting to protect Venezuela’s constitution. “The moment is now,” said Guaido, who shot the video at a Caracas airbase surrounded by soldiers and accompanied by detained activist and mentor, Leopoldo Lopez. “The national armed forces have taken the correct decision, and they count on the support of
The Chinese Tortoise and the American Hare replies
Posted by Hazymac 4/30/2019 11:59:21 AM Post Reply
Here are my remarks at the New York conference of the Committee on the Present Danger in New York City. I spoke on a panel with Steve Bannon, Roger Robinson, Kyle Bass and Gordon Chang, chaired by Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy. Historian Andrew Roberts reports that Winston Churchill said just after Pearl Harbor that “in the event of war, the Japanese would ‘fold up like the Italians,’ because they were ‘the wops of the Far East.’” The West chronically underestimates Asians, as the Russians found out at Port Arthur, the Americans at Pearl Harbor and the Yalu
Suicidal Dems Continue to Foolishly Malign Barr replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/2/2019 9:08:14 AM Post Reply
You wouldn´t know it from the hysteria emanating from Wednesday´s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with William Barr--desperate presidential candidates competing for the most outlandish accusation; Sen. Hirono jumping more sharks than may exist in her native Hawaii--but the ship has already sailed on the Mueller/Russia probe. There´s no collusion and with that any sensible argument for obstruction. We are already--if you paid attention to Barr´s testimony or even the story in general--well into Russia Probe II - The Predicate. And that investigation involves real, documented collusion with Russia (on the part of the Clinton campaign and who knows
DiGenova looks ahead replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/2/2019 9:21:55 AM Post Reply
Attorney General Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday offered a preview of coming attractions. He means to get to the bottom of the “spying” conducted by the Obama administration on the Trump presidential campaign. How did it begin? What’s it all about? What was going on? Did it involve abuse of the FISA system? Of course, you had to tune out the Democratic static and listen to Barr’s exchanges with Republican members to pick up the preview, but it was unmistakably there. The Democrats’ hysteria reflects something more than motiveless malignity; Barr is the Attorney General Democrats should fear.
Scientology cruise ship reportedly quarantined after test finds measles on board replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/2/2019 11:40:20 AM Post Reply
A cruise ship reportedly owned by the Church of Scientology has been quarantined in St. Lucia after a positive measles test on board, a public health official confirmed. Merlene Fredericks James, the Caribbean island nation’s chief medical officer, said in a video message that authorities are investigating the situation after being told about a confirmed case of measles on the ship Tuesday. “We thought it prudent to make the decision not to allow anyone to disembark,” James said. James did not identify the ship but St. Lucia Coast Guard Sgt. Victor Theodore told NBC News that the boat is named Freewinds,
St. Lucia quarantines cruise ship reportedly owned by Church of Scientology over measles concerns replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/2/2019 11:48:10 AM Post Reply
Health officials in St. Lucia have ordered a cruise ship reportedly owned by the Church of Scientology to stay in port after they learned through "reputable sources" that someone on board has the measles. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James said that after internal discussions and talks with the Pan American Health Organization "we thought it prudent that we quarantine the ship." She said one person with measles could easily infect others through coughing and sneezing. She said they learned of the measles case through two reputable sources. The vessel, named "Freewinds," is still moored there, St. Lucia Coast Guard
A Time for Choosing: Will Dems Follow Their Brains or Their Hearts? replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/2/2019 11:13:05 PM Post Reply
"Who can beat Donald Trump?" is the question on the mind of every Democrat primary voter, and of course, every Democrat donor as well. Each candidate seeks to present himself (or xirself!) as the most electable in 2020´s increasingly crowded field. But can anyone really determine electability -- reliably -- in advance? Is it really wise to follow your brain and vote for the candidate who only might be the most electable? Kyle Kondik says determining electability is "like nailing Jell-O to a wall" in today´s column for Sabato´s Crystal Ball. (Snip) Does electability surround a candidate like an aura
Russian ´democratic fraud´ vs American hybrid war replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/3/2019 8:31:41 AM Post Reply
Venezuela is Trump’s first new foreign "war", the only major conflict he did not inherit from the Obama administration. "War" is in quotes because no military forces are likely to be involved. This is the peculiar characteristic of what appears to be an American version of "hybrid war" using only sanctions, diplomacy, information operations and proxies. Why it has evolved is easy to explain. A new Cold Hybrid War has been raging for some time, though its existence has been played down for years to preserve the fiction of a Global World Order. Some of its most
George Will Wants to Take a Rest (Will Biden Croon Him a Lullaby?) replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/3/2019 9:36:54 AM Post Reply
In a National Review column titled “Biden Is Well-Positioned to Offer Chaos-Weary Voters a Rest,” George Will welcomed the entry of former-Vice President Joe “Huggy-Sniffy” Biden into the peculiar pack pursuing the Democratic presidential nomination. Will notes some of the proposals made by other Democratic presidential wannabes which Biden may have to embrace to get the nomination. He suggests that Biden will, if elected, betray those issues and become a moderate. Let’s review a few of the things that Democrat candidates have proclaimed essential to creating their socialist paradise. Votes for Crooks Some Democrat candidates believe felons, including murderers, should
Florida wants to execute Robert Joseph Long. His real name is Bobby Joe Long. Does it matter? replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/3/2019 10:12:04 AM Post Reply
TAMPA — Last week, the governor ordered the state to kill a man named “Robert Joseph Long.” The name appeared just like that, eight times, in a death warrant signed April 24 authorizing the state to execute Long for a 1984 Hillsborough County murder. A letter that accompanied the warrant referred to him as “Robert Joe Long.” So did the original sentencing paperwork. Here´s the problem: That´s not his legal name. The man the state wants to execute is Bobby Joe Long. That´s what´s written on a West Virginia birth record, and other documents which predate the notorious serial killer´s
The Boom Continues replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/3/2019 1:21:58 PM Post Reply
They said it couldn’t be done. Well, Barack Obama did, anyway: “What magic wand do you have?” And of course we remember Paul Krugman’s infamous prediction that the stock market would never recover from Donald Trump’s election. But Trump’s formula of lower taxes, less regulation and–a key element, I think–sensible repatriation policy continue to drive our economy to unprecedented heights. The latest: the economy added 263,000 new jobs in April, driving unemployment to 3.6%, the lowest since 1969. Unemployment has now been below 4% for more than a year, something the Obama administration didn’t even attempt to achieve.
Mueller moans, media misleads replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/3/2019 1:24:53 PM Post Reply
Yesterday, I noted that mainstream media coverage of William Barr’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee omitted an important piece of information — Barr tried to address the concern of Robert Mueller that some combination of Barr’s four-page memo and media reporting about it was “confusing” the American public. Barr responded with a statement designed to clarify the situation. The media did not report this fact even though it figured prominently in Barr’s testimony. In addition, the media either did not report or barely mentioned three other important facts to which Barr testified. Marc Thiessen highlights two of them
Ok, Let’s Talk About Charlottesville replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/3/2019 3:31:46 PM Post Reply
So Joe Biden launched his presidential campaign talking about Charlottesville. This tells us that life is so good for the fabulous people on the coasts — the only group the Democratic Party really cares about — that they can afford to devote themselves to crazy fantasies that make them feel morally superior to other people. The Democratic Party used to be about protecting workers’ wages. Now the pitch is: I will suck up more to The New York Times editorial page. I am in no mood to defend Trump, but the media’s wholesale lying about Charlottesville is too much for any
‘Resistance’ Leader In Hiding Barack Obama Finally Outed replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/3/2019 3:42:54 PM Post Reply
The “real” Barack Obama is finally standing up. Make that forcefully dragged to his feet by New York Times Chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, the unlikeliest of sources. Baker shows the world who Barack Obama, with all of his pretensions, really is in his updated book ‘Obama: The Call of History’. The man who wasn’t there for America for the eight long years he was president was as embittered as defeated Hillary Clinton and the loudly boohooing media on 2016 Election night, reportedly blurting out, “This stings! “This hurts!” It didn’t take Obama long to turn on the candidate
Same-sex wedding lands St. Petersburg Methodist pastor in hot water replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/4/2019 9:12:44 AM Post Reply
ST. PETERSBURG — The Rev. Andy Oliver of Allendale United Methodist Church has made no secret of the fact that he is willing to perform same-sex marriages. In February, when his denomination voted against a proposal to let regional church bodies decide whether to ordain gay and lesbian people in relationships, allow clergy to officiate at same-sex marriages and hold such ceremonies in a church, his congregation took out a full-page newspaper ad to apologize for the decision. His church website announces that it provides "an altar for all" and is committed "to support and celebrate same-sex marriages." Now Oliver may be
Florida Senate OKs strict Amendment 4 felon voting rights measure replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/4/2019 9:17:32 AM Post Reply
TALLAHASSEE — Seeking to carry out a November constitutional amendment, the Florida Senate on Thursday passed a measure that would require repayment of financial obligations before felons’ voting rights could be restored. It’s an issue that’s been a sticking point as lawmakers grappled with one of this year’s most controversial pieces of legislation. The Senate spent about two hours in an emotional debate on the measure before voting strictly along party lines and sending the proposal to the House for consideration Friday, the final day it can pass before the legislative session ends. The constitutional amendment granted restoration of voting rights
Youth Is Wasted on the Idealists replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/4/2019 12:36:54 PM Post Reply
There are several public figures from whose faces I feel compelled to avert my gaze, so irritating do I find them, among which are those of Messrs. Blair of Britain and Trudeau of Canada, La Compasionaria of New Zealand Jacinda Adern, and the Scottish nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon, whose visage has all the charm and good humor of reinforced concrete. But by far the ghastliest of contemporary visages imperative to avoid for the sake of my peace of mind is that of the Swedish pigtailed prig Greta Thunberg. If there were a Nobel Prize for self-satisfaction she would be without
Democrats Accuse Attorney General Barr of Being Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/4/2019 12:40:25 PM Post Reply
We know what Democrats are guilty of by what they accuse Republicans of doing. We’ve all heard that axiom (or some variation of it) before, yet, every time it happens it’s no less shocking that they think they can get away with it. And right now that axiom is proving itself true once again with their targeting of Attorney General William Barr. Congressional Democrats are clearly aware that the American people do not favor impeachment of President Trump. Even a CNN poll shows that 59 percent of the public oppose impeachment—and that’s a left-leaning poll. While impeaching Trump is,
The Fight Against Politically Correct Literature replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/4/2019 12:44:23 PM Post Reply
In recent columns I’ve argued that Steven Pinker, Kevin Williamson, and others are terribly wrong to insist that material progress entails a superior form of life. For our problem today is that we Americans are so devoted to work and consumption that we don’t know how to live. We talk about GDP growth without considering what it is for. We look at all our fancy new gadgets, as more of them are produced every year, and pride ourselves on our “progress,” but all the while we grow more anxious, desperate, and miserable. Yesterday, while observing a vast, harried crowd
President Trump Should Ask Democrats to Declare War on Russia replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/4/2019 12:51:33 PM Post Reply
The Mueller Report has come and gone leaving behind neither collusion nor obstruction. But in the time that has passed, the Democrats have shown that they won’t give up their pet conspiracy theory. The post-Mueller efforts of House Democrats to interest the public in scandals about White House security clearances and Trump´s tax returns failed miserably because they lacked the drama, the unfolding layers of conspiracies, and the delegitimization of the 2016 election that Russiagate offers. After Attorney General Barr´s summary of the Mueller Report, the Democrat media held out hope that the full report would prove collusion. When it failed
Nancy Pelosi Projects replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/5/2019 2:57:02 PM Post Reply
Nancy Pelosi is trying to prevent the Democratic Party from driving off a left-wing cliff. That makes sense from her perspective and is probably good for the country. But these days, even an attempt to be moderate brings out the crazy in the Democratic Party: "Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not believe President Trump can be removed through impeachment — the only way to do it, she said this week, is to defeat him in 2020 by a margin so ´big´ he cannot challenge the legitimacy of a Democratic victory." She is right, obviously, about impeachment. But what
Hillary Clinton Claims 2016 Election Was ´Stolen´ From Her replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/5/2019 7:18:32 PM Post Reply
In the same week that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that Donald Trump might not accept the results of the 2020 election if he loses, Hillary Clinton told an audience at “An Evening With The Clintons” event in Los Angeles that the 2016 election was “stolen” from her. (Snip) Keep in mind that the Mueller investigation determined that there was no collusion/conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia and that there was no obstruction. Trump was, to use Attorney General William Barr’s words, falsely accused. Yet, Hillary Clinton is telling people (who are paying as little as $2.00 a ticket
Sports League Rejects Transgender Athlete’s Claim to Female Weightlifting Records replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/6/2019 12:22:09 PM Post Reply
A weightlifting league has revoked awards to a transgender weightlifter who claimed to have broken several women’s weightlifting records. “Our rules, and the basis of separating genders for competition, are based on physiological classification rather thana identification,” said a statement from Paul Bossi, president of 100% RAW Powerlifting Federation. Bossi continued: "On the basis of all information presented to the Board of Directors for this particular case, the conclusion made, is that the correct physiological classification is male … Since the lifter’s gender classification for the purpose of our rules is not consistent with female, no female
Bernie’s Soviet honeymoon replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/6/2019 9:15:22 PM Post Reply
The Washington Post runs a worthwhile account of Bernie Sanders’ 1988 honeymoon in the Soviet Union. The Post claims that this event is “little understood.” However, the article confirms, albeit sheepishly, what I take to be the common understanding of Bernie’s honeymoon: Sanders went because he had an affinity for the Soviet Union and left finding much to admire about it. The Post dances around what is perhaps the most remarkable thing about Bernie’s trip. By 1988, the Soviet system was in shambles. It was about to be cast off in Eastern Europe and was expiring even in Russia. Indeed,
Hillsborough judge rejects move to stop Bobby Joe Long´s execution replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/7/2019 10:03:55 AM Post Reply
TAMPA — A judge has denied an effort to stop the scheduled May 23 execution of Bobby Joe Long, a Tampa Bay area killer who murdered eight women in the 1980s. Hillsborough Circuit Judge Michelle Sisco issued an order Monday rejecting arguments from Long’s defense, including the contention that Florida’s lethal injection drugs might cause Long to have a seizure during the execution. Long, 65, suffers from temporal lobe epilepsy. The state’s lethal injection procedure was the focus of a daylong hearing Friday in a Tampa courtroom. Doctors testified about the effects of etomidate, a sedative that is the first of
Can´t keep the lid on if it boils over replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/7/2019 11:14:11 AM Post Reply
The US deployment of a carrier strike group and air force bomber unit to deter Iran from a planned attack on American forces was reported to be in response to a new threat. CNN´s Barbara Starr wrote "US officials tell me the threats from Iran included ´specific and credible´ intelligence that Iranian forces and proxies were targeting US forces in Syria, Iraq and at sea. There were multiple threads of intelligence about multiple locations, the officials said." But the US and Iran have been struggling in the twilight for years though it has never received much attention from the press.
Dems Colluded With Ukraine Against Trump replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/7/2019 6:54:51 PM Post Reply
The Democratic National Committee asked Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for help in its unseemly plot to sabotage Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016, according to media reports. The revelation comes as a backlash continues to build against Deep State Democrats for foisting the now-discredited Trump-Russian electoral collusion conspiracy theory on the American public as a way to explain Democrat Hillary Clinton’s unexpected defeat and to cover up President Obama’s leadership role in a real-life left-wing conspiracy to take down Trump’s campaign, transition team, and new administration. The Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C., now acknowledges DNC contractor Alexandra Chalupa asked
Gun control groups press DeSantis for veto of arming teachers bill replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/8/2019 11:48:02 AM Post Reply
About a dozen activists with two gun-control advocacy groups dropped off a stack of papers with 13,000 signatures at Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office Tuesday as they urged him to veto a bill that would allow armed classroom teachers. Emma Hanley, a Tallahassee high-school junior who volunteers with Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, asked a DeSantis employee to tell the governor to veto the bill (SB 7070) because of a “dangerous provision” that would expand the school “guardian” program. The Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America also took part in dropping off the
Star Of Netflix's 'Jailbirds' Arrested After
Being Recognized from The Show
Posted by Hazymac 5/22/2019 1:44:55 PM Post Reply
Starring in a reality show or documentary has it's good sides and its bad sides. If you're looking for fame, it's probably exciting since it means you get recognized when you go out, but fame can also come back and bite you as it did for a woman featured on the Netflix show Jailbirds, which chronicles the lives of women at the Sacramento County Jail. Megan Hawkins, who is known as "Monster" on the series, attempted to open a checking and savings account at a Sacramento-area bank using an ID that wasn't hers. Unfortunately for her, one of the bank employees recognized
Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, driver
accused of I-70 crash, thanks supporters
in Facebook video
Posted by Hazymac 5/22/2019 6:00:28 PM Post Reply
DENVER – The semi driver accused of causing a fiery crash on Interstate 70 that killed four people and injured many others spoke publicly for the first time since the deadly crash on April 25. In a nearly 30-minute Facebook live video, Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 23, offered his condolences to the four families impacted by the I-70 crash and thanked supporters for the demonstrations of affection and support they’ve shown over the past several weeks. “First, I want to give my condolences to the families of the people who passed away in the accident… I am hurt. It’s very hard. Very, very
No, Nancy. It's the Dems Who
Are Engaged in a 'Cover-Up'
Posted by Hazymac 5/23/2019 7:54:55 AM Post Reply
The Democrats are like a beehive that has lost their queen -- only, in this case, the queen is not Nancy Pelosi, but Barack Obama. He alone was able to hold this fractious cuckoo's nest together. And one wonders if he could do it now. Nevertheless, Pelosi, anxious to do her part and stave off impeachment charges she knows are electoral poison for her party, did her best to damp things down by accusing Trump of a "cover-up" when she emerged from the Democratic caucus Wednesday morning. Talk about projection! Was it Machiavelli who said: When they accuse you of something, they're the ones who are doing it?
Huawei's An Asset All Right—
But It's Not Our Asset
Posted by Hazymac 5/23/2019 12:27:18 PM Post Reply
Technology can be a beautiful thing. But in the matter of who wields it, it can be vital to distinguish friend from foe. The late historian Samuel Eliot Morison, in his classic 15-volume naval history of World War II, bequeathed us a "grimly humorous" anecdote from the aftermath of the 1942 Doolittle Raid on Japan -- in which, in order to surprise Japan with a retaliatory bombing less than five months after Pearl Harbor, two U.S. aircraft carriers, the Hornet and the Enterprise, sailed much closer to Japanese waters than Tokyo was expecting. After U.S. bombers took off from the deck of the Hornet,
Pelosi questions Trump’s
fitness. Time for ‘intervention’?
Posted by Hazymac 5/23/2019 8:12:45 PM Post Reply
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi openly questioned President Donald Trump’s fitness to remain in office Thursday, suggesting a family or staff “intervention” for the good of the nation after his dramatic blow-up at a White House meeting with Democrats. No, said Trump’s spokeswoman, it’s the Democrats who are “insane” if they think he should work on legislation with them when they accuse him of engaging in a cover-up in the Trump-Russia election investigation. Both the Republican president and Democratic leaders dug in a day after Trump stalked out of the Cabinet Room demanding an end to all congressional probes
Bobby Joe Long, a serial killer >br>who terrorized Florida in 1984,
killing 10 women, is executed
Posted by Hazymac 5/23/2019 8:19:39 PM Post Reply
STARKE, Fla. — Bobby Joe Long, a serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 spree that claimed the lives of 10 women, was executed Thursday. Long was pronounced dead at 6:55 Thursday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison, authorities said. The killer terrified the Tampa Bay area for eight months in 1984 as women began showing up dead, their bodies often left in gruesome positions. Most of the victims were strangled. Some had their throats slit. Others were bludgeoned. Law enforcement had few clues until the case of Lisa Noland. Then 17, Noland was abducted by Long outside a church that year
Waking up in a virtual
jail with no recollection
of how you got there
Posted by Hazymac 5/23/2019 9:42:09 PM Post Reply
China's growing surveillance state has made the news again. The NYT described a "God's-eye" -- perhaps better described as a State's-eye -- view of Chinese society as seen from the millions of networked devices that are blanketing the country. (Snip) The combination of ubiquitous sensors and database fusion has allowed the Communist party to create "virtual cages" for millions of people. It's easy with Internet Of Things technology to turn off an individual's credit card, phone, car, refrigerator etc should he stray into a proscribed zone. The Times notes the nightmare "it is also a vision that some of President Trump’s
Dem Candidates Crave Catastrophic Carter replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/24/2019 11:04:09 AM Post Reply
Democrats seeking the White House are turning to Georgia Democrat Jimmy Carter, who occupied the residence from 1976 to 1980. Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was born two years after Carter lost to Ronald Reagan, but pronounced the one-term Democrat “an extraordinary person.” For Cory Booker, 50, Jimmy Carter was a “guiding light and inspiration” but the most outspoken candidate was Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar. “Jimmy Carter is a decent, well-meaning person, someone who people are talking about again given the time that we are in,” explained Klobuchar, who was 16 when Carter was elected. “He won because he worked so hard,
Trump to Give $16 Billion in Aid for
America's Embattled Farmers
Posted by Hazymac 5/24/2019 11:37:46 AM Post Reply
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the Trump administration would give an additional $16 billion in aid to America's farmers hurt by the trade war with China. Farmers have been particularly hurt by Chinese retaliatory tariffs, and with more retaliation on the way, Trump decided to get out ahead of the problem and try to shield farmers from the worst effects of the trade war. (Snip) Trump's "false assertions" (lies) about the trade war are mystifying. Farmers know who's getting hurt. Farm income for the first quarter dropped to the lowest level since 2016, says Bloomberg: One-time subsidy payments from
A Day In the Life
of a Police Officer
Posted by Hazymac 5/24/2019 11:47:28 AM Post Reply
This video was in the New York Post. I saw it at Althouse. It shows a shooting of a suspect by a police officer in San Diego last year. The police officer is being approached on a street by a man who swings a four-foot chain. The officer tries to get the man to drop the chain. Ann’s comment is apt: “[I]t’s astounding how long the cop walks backward, warning the man that he will get shot.” The suspect says a couple of times, “Trump is the devil.” The officer tried to tase him, but the taser missed. At one point the suspect, steadily advancing
Science's Untold Scandal: The Lockstep
March of Professional Societies to Promote
the Climate Change Scare
Posted by Hazymac 5/24/2019 6:44:26 PM Post Reply
When we started our careers, it was considered an honor to be a member of professional societies that helped practitioners keep up with the latest developments in their fields through relevant meetings and publications. Senior author Dr. Jay Lehr had the privilege of leading one of these societies long ago. But things are different now. Whether it be chemistry, physics, geology or engineering, many of the world’s primary professional societies have changed from being paragons of technical virtue to opportunistic groups focused on maximizing their members' financial gains in support of the climate scare, the world’s greatest science fraud.
A problem for every solution replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/25/2019 10:21:04 AM Post Reply
As Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James has written, "The federal budget is at the core of our political system. Everything the federal government does, from taxing, to regulating, to providing services, to protecting our very freedoms, it does through the federal budget." Liberals might dismiss the foundation's "Blueprint for Balance: A Federal Budget for Fiscal 2020," but they shouldn't. The document is based on verifiable facts. If implemented, Heritage claims, it would save trillions of dollars compared to projections by the Congressional Budget Office and produce a budget surplus by 2025. Everyone knows "entitlements" are the main drivers of debt
If You Believe Pelosi and Schumer,
I Want to Sell You a Bridge
Posted by Hazymac 5/25/2019 10:40:47 AM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's praying for the president. Well, so am I, the difference being that I really am, whereas she's cynically pretending to, to show her mock concern over his mental state. Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the rest of the congressional Democratic cabal have treated President Trump abominably, and it's getting old. Do they assume Americans have endless patience for their ongoing investigation charade? Consider the latest brouhaha between Trump and the Democratic leaders. They were scheduled to meet at the White House on a $2 trillion infrastructure plan when Pelosi decided to poison the punch
Remember when they told you Avenatti
would be the next president?
Posted by Hazymac 5/26/2019 8:42:16 AM Post Reply
For a normal person, finding out that you're not being charged with criminal conspiracy with a foreign government would be great enough news. But to find out that your former mistress's attorney is facing criminal charges from two separate U.S. attorneys for two separate sets of crimes? That's just raw, unadulterated schadenfreude for the president of the United States. Part-time #Resistance hero and full-time Trump foe Michael Avenatti finally graduated from media grifting and refusing to pay back creditors to big boy crimes, and he now faces upwards of a century in the clinker. A U.S. attorney's office in California has charged Avenatti
The cruel salvation of thousands replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/27/2019 4:52:11 PM Post Reply
Are reports that migrant sea deaths are down due to Italy's closure of ports to African refugees good or bad news? "Migrant sea deaths in the Mediterranean have dropped to the lowest levels in years, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported Saturday." This mirrors the experience of Australia. "The Rudd government’s dismantling of the Howard government’s successful border protection policies directly resulted in .... at least 1200 people (including hundreds of children) perished at sea." The numbers dropped sharply after border controls were re-established. Then prime minister Tony Abbott "told European leaders to simply 'stop the boats' flooding to Italy from Libya
Climate Change is a Political Loser replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/28/2019 12:57:23 PM Post Reply
First came Donald Trump’s stunning victory in 2016, after a campaign in which he rejected the “scientific consensus” on catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW), and proved true to his rhetoric by withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accords. Then a few years later, France was rocked by the “yellow vests” movement that started with protests against a tax on fuel that President Emmanuel Macron, in true globalist technocratic fashion, proposed as a way to “nudge” the masses into using less of the carbon-based energy allegedly heating the planet. And now comes Australia, where contrary to the predictions of the globalist elite,
The stock market is sending a
message to Trump: This is the
wrong kind of tech war
Posted by Hazymac 5/29/2019 8:45:51 PM Post Reply
As things stand, America is likely to lose the tech war with China. The stock market should be sending a message to President Trump. US semiconductor stocks are down 20% in the past month, and the broad market has been in freefall for a week. This is a war we can win, by mobilizing American ingenuity to produce technology that will crush the competition. No-one ever one a war by trying to stop someone else from doing something. I'm an Always Trumper, and I want the president to win another term. But he's risking the US economy and his re-election chances
Robert Mueller, Partisan Fraud replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/29/2019 8:50:59 PM Post Reply
Much has been written about Robert Mueller’s appearance before the press today, in which spoke briefly and nervously, repeating points that have already been made ad nauseam in his own report and elsewhere. Why did he do it? And why did he appear so nervous while he did it? Speculation has been rampant. (Snip) The key word there is “included.” What else did Mueller’s charge include? Nothing, apparently. But we actually know that there were “links” between a presidential campaign and Russians who (if they existed at all) likely were associated with Putin’s regime. The campaign was Hillary Clinton’s, and
Castro Makes Fools of Obama & Co. replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/29/2019 9:18:21 PM Post Reply
“Cuba and the United States signed an agreement to cooperate in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering and other international criminal activities on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.” (Reuters, Jan. 2017) (Snip) In brief, a Republican’s word under oath is an obvious subterfuge. But the word of KGB-mentored apparatchiks who’ve run a Russian satrapy for over half a century is good as gold. So seem to reason the Obama team and their Fake News Media auxiliaries. And to demonstrate their fidelity to the Russian satrap’s word, the Obama team put our national security where Castro’s mouth is,
It's Time for a Thoroughgoing Revamping
of the Intelligence Community
Posted by Hazymac 5/29/2019 9:23:04 PM Post Reply
Among the urgent tasks we must quickly undertake, few are so urgent as a thoroughgoing revamping of the intelligence community. At the moment, it isn’t very impressive in either of the two main activities with which it’s entrusted: spying on our enemies and supporting our friends. You can see this easily enough. The Israelis, not the CIA et al., made off with the Iranians’ secret nuclear plans. So much for effective espionage. And there are two very closely linked enemies, Iran and Venezuela, that should be prime targets for subversion, but we don’t seem to be making good progress. On the other hand,
Aramis Ayala, central Florida state
attorney, won’t seek re-election
Posted by Hazymac 5/30/2019 10:21:06 AM Post Reply
Florida's first African American state attorney says she won't seek re-election in 2020. In a video posted on Facebook on Tuesday, Aramis Ayala said her decision stems from her opposition to the death penalty and a state Supreme Court decision that upheld the reassignment of dozens of cases to another state attorney because of her position on capital punishment. Ayala said she's proud to have helped "raise the standard of prosecutorial responsibility." She defeated incumbent state attorney Jeff Ashton in 2016. The next year, she announced that she wouldn't seek the death penalty in cases handled by her office, saying it had been unevenly applied and
Mueller: Special counsel probe
did not exonerate Trump
Posted by Hazymac 5/30/2019 10:30:20 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday he was legally barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime but pointedly emphasized that his Russia report did not exonerate the president. If he could have cleared Trump of obstruction of justice he "would have said so," Mueller declared. The special counsel's remarks, his first in public since being tasked two years ago with investigating Russian interference to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election, stood as a strong rebuttal to Trump's repeated claims that he was exonerated and that the inquiry was merely a "witch hunt."
Democrats 2020: The Grievance Party replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/30/2019 3:47:31 PM Post Reply
Describing the Democratic Party as one built on "identity politics" used to be a pejorative. But Georgia's failed 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams, recently defended this description of her party. "I would argue that identity politics is exactly who we are," said Abrams, "and it's exactly how we won. ... When we refuse to engage in the conversation of identity politics, when we refuse to acknowledge that we see you and we understand you and we understand the barriers that you face, then what we are met with is a lack of trust." Fellow Democrat and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg apparently failed
Islam’s Greatest Victory: The Fall of Constantinople, May 29, 1453 replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/30/2019 3:56:51 PM Post Reply
Today in history, on May 29, 1453, the sword of Islam conquered Constantinople. Of all Islam’s conquests of Christian territory, this was by far the most symbolically significant. For not only was Constantinople a living and direct extension of the old Roman Empire and current capital of the Christian Roman Empire (or Byzantium), but its cyclopean walls had prevented Islam from entering Europe through its eastern doorway for the previous seven centuries, beginning with the First Arab Siege of Constantinople (674-678). Indeed, as Byzantine historian John Julius Norwich puts it, “Had the Saracens captured Constantinople in the seventh century
Florida Democrats accuse NRA
of breaking lobbying law
Posted by Hazymac 5/30/2019 9:18:34 PM Post Reply
TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic state lawmakers are calling for an investigation into whether prominent National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer violated state law by failing to disclose payments from her organization while lobbying on NRA priorities like banning the sale of bump stocks and raising the age to buy a rifle from 18 to 21. Democrats Sen. Perry Thurston of Fort Lauderdale and Rep. Anna Eskamani of Orlando filed complaints Thursday with the state and oversight committees in the Senate and House to investigate Hammer. Hammer, who is registered to lobby for the NRA and its Florida affiliate, Unified Sportsmen of Florida, did not respond to requests for comment.
Federal subpoena demands records on
Andrew Gillum and his campaign for governor
Posted by Hazymac 5/31/2019 7:38:35 AM Post Reply
Andrew Gillum is a focal point of a recently issued federal grand jury subpoena that demands information on the former Democratic candidate for governor, his campaign, his political committee, a wealthy donor, a charity he worked for and a former employer. The subpoena, obtained by the Tampa Bay Times and previously unreported, could reflect a new level of federal inquiry into Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee who narrowly lost to Republican Ron DeSantis last year. Throughout his campaign last year, Gillum insisted he was not a target of a sprawling FBI investigation of Tallahassee City Hall, which has taken at least
The Aboriginal Grievance Industry
and the Demise of the University
Posted by Hazymac 5/31/2019 8:19:44 AM Post Reply
In a brace of scathing articles for the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship (SAFS), former Native Studies professor at Brandon University in Manitoba, Jeff Muehlbauer, recounts the doctrinal travesty and ideological perversity that has overtaken the modern academy. Muehlbauer is a Canadian linguist fluent in German, Icelandic, Latin and Greek, with a specialty in the Cree language and its various dialects. He worked with native populations in the province, recording “aboriginal memory” in order to preserve native recollection of a past fast disappearing with the older generation. He soon ran afoul of the Native Studies establishment at his university,
Florida Family Finds Unwelcome
11-Foot Alligator In Their Kitchen
Posted by Hazymac 5/31/2019 1:44:24 PM Post Reply
A family in Florida found themselves dealing with an unwelcome visitor Friday morning after a massive 11-foot alligator broke into their home overnight. Officials from the city of Clearwater tweeted several photos of the "unwanted overnight visitor" to the home on Eagles Landing in Clearwater. The alligator managed to get into the family's kitchen after it entered a window. The alligator then hung out in the family's kitchen, destroying a table and even helped himself to some of the family's wine. The homeowner told Fox 13 that she discovered the gator hanging out after hearing noises in her kitchen around 3 a.m. The gator also did some damage
The Last Longest Day replies
Posted by Hazymac 6/1/2019 7:39:55 AM Post Reply
Emmanuel Macron will not attend the 75th anniversary of D-Day "saying that French presidents only lead international D-Day ceremonies on round-number anniversaries such as the 60th or 70th. ... critics argue that he should make an exception this year as it is likely to be the last major D-Day anniversary while veterans are still alive." To Macron, who was born in 1977, D-Day must seem like ancient history. The French president is currently more interested in preserving his alliance with Berlin than in commemorating the reopening of the Second Front against Hitler a full three generations ago. It is probably hard for a man
The Education of Greta Thunberg:
Naivety Meets Reality for the Teen
Climate Alarmist
Posted by Hazymac 6/2/2019 9:51:34 AM Post Reply
Since she first stood alone in front of the Swedish parliament last August protesting insufficient action in fighting climate change, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg has literally become the poster child for a worldwide student movement. Holding a "school strike for climate change" sign, the then 15-year-old said she was refusing to attend classes until Swedish politicians acted. Her actions led last week to an estimated one million or more students in over 100 countries to boycott classes to prompt what they say is urgent action needed to reign in harmful climate change. “We are facing
Michael Drejka's stand-your-ground defense
will go to a jury, not a judge
Posted by Hazymac 6/2/2019 2:22:18 PM Post Reply
The defense team for Clearwater parking lot shooter Michael Drejka has decided against pursuing a stand-your-ground immunity hearing, one of his lawyers said this week. That means a jury will decide whether Drejka shot 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton in self-defense. The move sidesteps the opportunity to seek immunity from prosecution that’s provided in Florida's stand-your-ground law. Skipping the immunity hearing is a strategy used by attorneys for George Zimmerman in winning his acquittal for the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Attorney John Trevena said in an interview this week that he and Drejka's other three lawyers made the call after a judge ruled
A civilization with feet of clay replies
Posted by Hazymac 6/3/2019 8:11:51 AM Post Reply
North Carolina State University scholar Jason Miller was so dismayed by the newly declassified information on Martin Luther King that he halted his "two scholarly projects about King". For one thing any new research on King could potentially become radioactive in the era of #MeToo. (Snip) If Washington and Jefferson can become villains overnight why not King? Western academic culture is besieged by the modern version of the Donatist heresy, a 4th century belief that "Christian clergy must be faultless for their ministry to be effective and their prayers and sacraments to be valid." Since King was not flawless doesn't that damage his legacy?
Christians Beware: Biden Declares His #1 Priority Will Be the Anti-Christian LGBTQ 'Equality Act' replies
Posted by Hazymac 6/3/2019 3:54:20 PM Post Reply
Get ready for more attacks on people of faith if Joe Biden is elected president. Biden announced at an event in Ohio on Saturday that his number one priority, if elected, will be to enshrine LGBTQ rights into federal law via the Equality Act, a contentious, Orwellian effort by left-wing bullies to silence Christians who believe biblical teachings on marriage and reject the view that boys can be girls and girls can be boys. During a half-hour speech at the Human Rights Campaign's annual gala in Columbus, Ohio, Biden said, "It's wrong and it is immoral what [the Trump administration] is doing," citing
Those hammerhead videos you’re seeing?
It’s no coincidence. They’re out now,
hunting for tarpon and stingrays.
Posted by Hazymac 6/4/2019 12:40:51 PM Post Reply
NEW PORT RICHEY — Eric Scharber and his 13-year-old son Wesley decided to spend Memorial Day fishing, but it wasn’t long before all the other boats and swimmers out there on the gulf made them think twice. Still, they were already on the water in their 25-foot bay boat so they stuck with it. They were rewarded with a sight they won’t soon forget. About noon, about 150 yards off Anclote Key, they were motoring through shallow water and spotted something strange. Wesley grabbed his dad’s phone as Eric steered toward it. Not too far away, a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office boat was headed in the same direction.
Suspect in carjackings shot, killed outside
Publix in Sun City Center,
Sheriff’s Office says
Posted by Hazymac 6/4/2019 1:05:05 PM Post Reply
SUN CITY CENTER — A suspect in a number of carjacking attempts was shot and killed by a business owner on Tuesday morning outside a Publix supermarket, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. The shooting occurred at about 9:10 a.m. in the parking lot of the Publix shopping center at 4854 Sun City Center Blvd., the Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Deputies called to the scene found a man with a gun shot wound to the upper body. He was taken to South Bay Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Detectives believe that the man had attempted to carjack at least four vehicles and entered businesses in the shopping
Ten Plagues of California Are
Turning The Golden State into
a Third-World Hell Hole
Posted by Hazymac 6/4/2019 1:12:49 PM Post Reply
In your typical Third-World megalopolis, basic city functions fall into disrepair, while once-eradicated diseases run rampant -- and the local bigwig boasts about saving the world. Los Angeles is quickly becoming a typical Third-World megalopolis, and the rest of the state isn't far behind. Yesterday the New York Post reported "rats running everywhere among piles of decaying garbage," in a "sprawling 50-block area that is believed to be the base for around 4,200 homeless people." Local columnist Steve Lopez called his city a "giant trash receptacle" and asked, "Did someone turn back the calendar a few hundred years?” No, Steve, the city
Biden Not Alone: All Dem Climate
Policies Are Plagiarized
Posted by Hazymac 6/6/2019 3:50:16 PM Post Reply
Besides his obvious affinity for plagiarism, it should be no surprise that Joe Biden stole his ideas for dealing with climate change. He couldn't possibly have any of his own. He doesn't have anywhere near the background or, to be honest, the intelligence to comprehend the necessary physics and chemistry. He could barely make it through law school (without plagiarizing). And, all apologies to attorneys, a Ph.D. in physics or chemistry is somewhat more of a heavy lift than an LLD. Undoubtedly it was the former vice president's staff that placed the stolen material in the unwitting candidate's hands. (One can only wonder
Jerry Falwell Comes Out Swinging
at Pastor Who Prayed for Trump—
with a Crude Tweet
Posted by Hazymac 6/6/2019 4:18:52 PM Post Reply
It all started when Franklin Graham, CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, issued a plea to the nation to pray for President Trump. Graham made an announcement on his Facebook page at the end of May, asking Christians to set aside June 2 "as a special day of prayer for the president." "We know that God hears and answers prayer." he wrote. "He can soften hearts and change minds. He is all-powerful, and He rules over the affairs of nations. The Bible instructs us to pray for those in authority, “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
AOC Returns to the Scene of the
Minimum Wage Crime
Posted by Hazymac 6/6/2019 6:15:35 PM Post Reply
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., an advocate for a $15 minimum wage, returned to work as a bartender for one day. Ocasio-Cortez said: "All labor has dignity, and the way that we give labor dignity is by paying people the respect and the value that they are worth at minimum. We have to make one fair wage, and we have to raise the national minimum wage to $15 an hour, nothing less." The issue is simple: Does a government-mandated minimum wage help or hurt the very workers and job seekers that Ocasio-Cortez wants to help? Ask her former boss, who owned The Coffee Shop diner
Johns Hopkins Research: No Evidence
People Are Born Gay or Transgender
Posted by Hazymac 6/9/2019 8:30:41 PM Post Reply
Scholars at Johns Hopkins University released a new report on Monday which argues that there is not sufficient evidence to suggest that lesbian, gay, or transgender people are born with this sexual orientation or gender identity. "The idea there that sexual orientation is fluid, that people change as people grow," Lawrence Mayer, a co-author of the report and a scholar-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University's psychiatry department, as well as a professor of statistics and biostatistics at Arizona State University, told The Christian Post. "There are probably some people that identify as hetrosexual [sic] that then later on identified as homosexual, so it goes both ways.
Joe Biden: The Evitable Nominee replies
Posted by Hazymac 6/10/2019 10:00:03 PM Post Reply
Joe Biden leads in the major polls because people think he's going to win, and people think he's going to win because he's leading in the major polls -- but all it takes to puncture his Cloak of Inevitability is a shift in perceptions. That shift looks like it's taking place right now. If anything could change the perceptions of Democratic primary voters, it would be weakness on the party's sole sacrosanct issue: Abortion. Pro-life candidates and elected officials have all but been hounded from the party. The slow process began more than 30 years ago when Missouri Congressman Dick Gephardt, a pro-life politician
Florida assault weapons ban amendment
heads to Supreme Court for review —
could be on 2020 ballot
Posted by Hazymac 6/10/2019 10:14:58 PM Post Reply
Gun-control advocates say they’ve collected more than 103,000 signatures, enough to trigger the next critical step before a proposed ban on the sale of assault weapons could go before Florida voters in 2020. Leaders of the political committee Ban Assault Weapons Now gathered in Orlando on Monday to announce that its draft constitutional amendment met the signature threshold to go before the state Supreme Court for review. The event came just days before the third anniversary of the shooting at Pulse night club where 49 people died in a hail of gunfire from a shooter armed with an assault-style rifle.
They're coming through the wire replies
Posted by Hazymac 6/10/2019 10:41:57 PM Post Reply
Robert Spalding formerly "the chief China strategist for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs" described what he thought was at stake in the US-China "trade war" in which the role of Beijing's telecom giant Huawei figures prominently. In an interview with American Thought Leaders Spalding argued that it was bigger than a trade war. "It's really about what kind of world we want to live in." China, like the US, realized that globalization was not content free and was trying to shape it to its own purposes. The following are paraphrases from his interview found here. 'We were so
Mistrial declared on remaining
charges in Kellen Winslow II
case; jury 'hopelessly deadlocked'
Posted by Hazymac 6/11/2019 4:40:16 PM Post Reply
VISTA, Calif. – A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday on the remaining charges in Kellen Winslow II's rape trial, a day after a jury returned three convictions that could send the former NFL star to prison for up to nine years. San Diego County Superior Court Judge Blaine Bowman said the jurors were “hopelessly deadlocked” as he announced the mistrial. By varying counts, the jury favored conviction on the eight remaining charges but could not agree unanimously as required by California law. A retrial on those eight charges is expected later this year. The mistrial came a day after the jury announced it had found Winslow guilty of three of
The armies of shadow replies
Posted by Hazymac 6/16/2019 7:18:44 AM Post Reply
The attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman according to the Jerusalem Post was a scripted outcome that fell apart. It was designed to make Iran's armed forces the heroic rescuers happening upon an anonymous tragedy, but IRGC flubbed its lines. (Snip) There's some reason to think the Iranians were trying to goad the Trump admin into an escalation in the Middle East in the belief that would would unleash an outbreak of anti-Americanism in the region and damage him politically. But the fish weren't biting that day. U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is focused on building international consensus following attacks on oil tankers
The Moral Case for Capitalism replies
Posted by Hazymac 6/19/2019 8:54:16 AM Post Reply
Presidential candidates and the media keep telling people "it's immoral" that a few rich people have so much more money than everyone else. They talk as if it doesn't matter what the rich did to get the money. Instead, the fact that they are rich is itself immoral. Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute says this is lunacy. "They want to condemn the people that actually have moved civilization forward," Brook complains. "People who improved the standard of living for everybody on the planet." Everybody? How is that possible? Isn't there a certain amount of money in the world, so that