Friday, August 31, 2018

Middle Finger Symphony Theater

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Maybe Next Year.....

Springer Done This!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Saving the Culture from Modern Vandals

* Note to Reader: You may rest assured that this post, considering the subject matter, has been double checked by your blog editrix and found free of any and all offensive terms such as "monkey", etc....

By now, it’s become a parlor game: which movies, even from the recent past, could and would not be made today? “Blazing Saddles,” for sure, and perhaps even “Pulp Fiction,” for their relentless use of the “n-word.” Should the culture be denied Phoebe Cates’s magnificent bosom, which gave hope (however fantastic) to nerds across America that someday they too might actually see such wonders in the flesh. And they have already tried to kill Scarlett. 

These days, the censorship comes almost exclusively from the perpetually outraged cultural-Marxist Left. Like their Soviet, Chinese, and Cambodian forebears, they cannot abide anything that does not conform to their world-view right this minute, and therefore must constantly update their “Index of Forbidden Books, Films, Words, and Cultural Artifacts.” As revolutionaries everywhere are want to do, they are hanging their parents and desecrating the graves and monuments of their ancestors. Because their zeal knows no bounds—because, by definition, too much zeal can never be enough—they are now set loose upon the past, the better to erase it so that a brave new world might be born. 

Recall, if you will, that the World State’s motto in Aldous Huxley’s future dystopia is: “COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY.” Although first published in 1932, the work is even more timely now than it was in the period between the wars, all three words having taken on vastly different, and more sinister, shades of meaning in the interim. But you can’t hatch the New Socialist Man without breaking a few eggs, so what’s the loss of a few old, dead, cultural totems when set against the inclusive paradise that is sure to come?

The assault on the past—on the Western and American past—is something more than simple cultural vandalism.  The negation of the past—even of its own past—is something the Left must accomplish in order for it successfully to school the populace of the brave new world in the brave new ways. This puts the so-called cultural conservatives in a bind. The old bluenoses must now defend elements of the culture they might well have hated, and still do hate—but refusing to protect them is to align themselves, however unwittingly or unwillingly, with their mortal enemies on the Left. It’s all the more galling when you consider that the Left hid behind “free speech” when it was in their interest to goad the larger culture toward change, but now cannot abide “hate speech,” which is, when you stop to think about it, exactly the same thing.

If they can come for Mark Twain and Joseph Conrad, they can come for anybody. As the Chief Bromden says in the opening lines of Ken Kesey’s great novel, “They’re out there.” And they’re coming for you. So what are you going to do about it? 

* Excerpts from Michael Walsh's Article @ American Greatness

Thank You Whatfinger News for the Linkage!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

What Happens When The Liar’s Paradox Involves Multiple Liars

The Liar’s Paradox is logical exercise that asks what happens when you have a know liar, someone who never tells the truth, saying that they are lying. Handling the issue with one liar is hard enough. What happens if there are more than one? 

On July 26, CNN ran this story by Jim Sciutto and Carl Bernstein: Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting. It was sourced by their favorite guys, “sources with knowledge.” Presumably this is to distinguish them from CNN’s usual sources.

During the on air segment of the story, CNN reported that Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, had been asked to comment on the story but was “not available” for comment. This was sort of what it was until last week when Lanny Davis revealed that Michael Cohen had told both the House and Senate investigating committees that he had no idea if Trump had any foreknowledge of the Trump Tower meeting. Now it turns out that Davis was actually the source for CNN’s July story. So Davis is the source for a CNN scoop. Then he’s allowed to decline comment as a way of giving that dog’s breakfast an aura of fact checking. At no point did CNN identify him as a source. Now he says not only does Cohen not say Trump knew, but testified under oath to the contrary. 

Yet CNN, as of this writing, has not retracted the story because...well an Apple is an Apple, No? This is why no sane person trusts any of the news organizations these days. What Jim Sciutto and Carl Bernstein engaged in was total and blatant fraud. CNN digging in to defend their corrupt reporting tells you all you need to know about whether CNN is a news organization or the propaganda shop for the antifa. And there is Lanny Davis. And there is Michael Cohen.

Which brings us back to the Liar’s Paradox. What is a person to do when you have four known and inveterate liars, telling contradictory stories, and claiming to be either telling the truth or telling the truth and lies?

Thank You Whatfinger News & MJA@IOTWReport for the Linkage!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Dems Likely to Go Full Clouseau in Event They Take Midterms

The Senate is more than likely to remain in safe hands of Republicans, the House, so much.  If the House was to fall to the Dems you can bet they will go full Inspector Clouseau and turn the works of their congressional committees into a three ring investigative circus, cheered on by their vengeful Publicity Department in the News Media. No doubt it will come, and according to Jonathan Swan of Axios, Congressional Republicans are getting ready for hell:
"Axios has obtained a spreadsheet that's circulated through Republican circles on and off Capitol Hill — including at least one leadership office — that meticulously previews the investigations Democrats will likely launch if they flip the House. Publicly, House Republicans are putting on a brave face about the midterms. But privately, they are scrambling to prepare for the worst."

"The spreadsheet includes requests for administration officials to be grilled by committee staff, requests for hearings to obtain sworn testimony, efforts to seize communications about controversial policies and personnel decisions, and subpoena threats. It catalogs more than 100 formal requests from House Democrats this Congress, spanning nearly every committee."

  • President Trump’s tax returns Trump family businesses — and whether they comply with the Constitution's emoluments clause, including the Chinese trademark grant to the Trump Organization
  • Trump's dealings with Russia, including the president's preparation for his meeting with Vladimir Putin
  • The payment to Stephanie Clifford — a.k.a. Stormy Daniels
  • James Comey's firing
  • Trump's firing of U.S. attorneys
  • Trump's proposed transgender ban for the military
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's business dealings
  • White House staff's personal email use
  • Cabinet secretary travel, office expenses, and other misused perks
  • Discussion of classified information at Mar-a-Lago
  • Jared Kushner's ethics law compliance
  • Dismissal of members of the EPA board of scientific counselors
  • The travel ban Family separation policy
  • Hurricane response in Puerto Rico
  • Election security and hacking attempts 
  • White House security clearances

"These demands would turn the Trump White House into a 24/7 legal defense operation. Thanks to their control of Congress, Republicans have blocked most of the Democrats’ investigative requests. But if the House flips, the GOP loses its power to stymie. Lawyers close to the White House tell me the Trump administration is nowhere near prepared for the investigatory onslaught that awaits them, and they consider it among the greatest threats to his presidency."

A Good Monday Morning

Saturday, August 25, 2018

America Will Be Dealing With Rot of Obama's Judicial Legacy for a Long Time to Come

The one lasting damaging legacy of Barack Obama will be his radical judicial appointees. This is again demonstrated in an article by George Neumayr @The American Spectator of 8/24. He writes of a first-hand account of a leftist judge appointed by Barack Obama exhorting new citizenship recipients to disrespect the very nation they were just bestowed with the privilege of becoming a legal citizen.
"A friend invited me to a citizenship ceremony in Brooklyn on Wednesday, held at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. I arrived around ten, assuming that I would witness the ceremony up close. But that’s no longer permitted, at least not in Brooklyn. The court’s charmless bureaucrats instead pen friends and family in a third floor room with a soundless television, through which the ceremony is beamed terribly. It is next to impossible to see anything and the absence of sound makes viewing pointless anyway. 
Annoyed by this scene, which might as well have been a crummy airport lounge in a Third World country, I walked outside. I was told that the impossible-to-hear citizenship ceremony (for us) would wrap up around 11:30 or noon, at which point friends and family could greet the new Americans on the second floor as they streamed out of the court room. Out of sheer boredom, I decided to go down to the second floor early and could hear the judge bellowing at the newly sworn-in Americans through the closed door. A few other friends and family of new citizens had the same idea and we compared notes on the possible identity of the loudmouth judge. 
Given Their Rightful Seat At The Table, Now They Choose
To Set The Table Legs On Fire.
“It is Judge LaShann DeArcy,” someone said. Her full name is LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall. She is an Obama appointee, naturally, and she is astonishingly obnoxious. Talk about an entitled judicial activist, whose ego is as expansive as her name. 
Her speech to the new citizens, to the extent that I could hear it, was appalling. Sounding like a Democratic Party ward boss, she urged the new citizens to vote as soon as humanly possible. She made voting sound like a tremulous act of self-defense against the country they had just joined. Then she started in on some ludicrous riff about the First Amendment, encouraging the new Americans to exercise that right as robustly as possible, including by “taking a knee.” 
A product of Howard University, which is a conveyor belt for anti-American snots, Judge LaShann DeArcy is exceedingly full of herself, even more than the president who appointed her. In her glib “take a knee” rhetorical pyrotechnics, she showed no respect for the country to which she has taken an oath. Her pitch was outrageously at odds with the duties of a judge. For one thing, who asked her to give a long harangue to new citizens? When did that become a routine practice?....." READ MORE
So here we have a radical black federal court judge with a second rate law degree, who just turned a room full of foreign born into proud "legal" American citizens and her first piece of advice to them is to disrespect the nation, to boycott the American flag they have just been handed and consider themselves an "oppressed" class in some world-class chutzpah and classic nostalgie de la boue! What it shows is how distorted the idea of patriotism and citizenship is on the left that should not be infecting the judiciary, and so incredible to hear it in this piggish bigot in a robe instructions to America's newest citizens. This to me is infuriating as hell.

Thank You Whatfinger News & MJA@IOTWReport for the Linkage!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Middle Finger Symphony Theater

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Brought To You By Fellow DMFer Paul B.

Bad Lip Reading: White House Press Briefing Edition

H/T Mr. Pinko
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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dem's Exemplary Asshat Extraordinaire Declares DJT Has No Authority To Appoint Supremes

We figured we’ve seen just about every bit of nonsense the Dem's could muster from their tattered playbook, but then Chuck Schumer jumps out of the trees with more weird liberal political science. That constitutional stuff is hard.  So here is today’s news from the slowly desiccating senior brain trust of the opposition - Donald Trump no longer has the constitutional authority to nominate Justices to the Supreme Court.
CFP - The Senate Minority Leader on Tuesday attempted a double bank shot of claiming that Brett Kavanaugh shouldn’t be confirmed for the Supreme Court because Michael Cohen copped a guilty plea. Schumer chose the position he’s in and he can squirm in it every day as far as I’m concerned. Schumer is under intense pressure from the increasingly unhinged liberal base to do everything he can to stop Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed. In reality, there is nothing he can do and he knows it. But he has to act the part, and if that means grasping at absolutely ridiculous straws (no unusual feat for him), then damn it, that’s what he’s going to do.
Donald Trump no longer has the constitutional authority to nominate Justices to the Supreme Court? Who says? Not you, not me and certainly not the Constitution. But Chuck Schumer says it, not because he believes it, but because he has to say something to keep the barbarians from storming the gate, so why not?
"It is unseemly for the President of the United States to be picking a Supreme Court Justice who could soon be, effectively, a juror in a case involving the President himself,” Mr. Schumer declared, picking up a trope that has quickly become part of the liberal echo chamber. Senators Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Ed Markey (his own private Idaho) cancelled meetings with Judge Kavanaugh, with Mr. Markey saying he is now an “illegitimate” nominee.  
So let’s see. Donald Trump is the elected President with the power of appointment under the Constitution, but because his former lawyer has pleaded guilty to evading taxes and paying off a couple of Mr. Trump’s alleged mistresses, Mr. Trump no longer enjoys the powers of the Presidency under Article II. This novel interpretation of presidential authority somehow eluded James Madison." - WSJ
This is not going to change a single vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and Schumer knows it. What’s more, Kavanaugh is not going to be a “jurist” in any criminal case involving Donald Trump. Schumer has a history of making declarations about process and principle that completely contradict previous statements he made on the exact same subjects, with the only variable being which party happens to be in power at the moment. He knows he contradicts himself and fears no consequences precisely because he knows the mainstream media will never call him on it. -  READ MORE 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Former NC Governor Compares Activists to Nazi Book Burners

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory blasted what he called “mob rule” at UNC-Chapel Hill Monday night as protesters continued their violent rampage against america's history, toppling a Civil War Soldier's memorial on the university campus. The Charlotte Observer reported that Gov. McCrory asked Tuesday if the protesters are any different from Nazis who tore down statues and burned books in the 1920s and 1930s? Protesters, some not known to be UNC students, brought down the statue known as "Silent Sam" that had stood on campus for over a 100 years. They claimed the statue was a symbol of America's racist heritage. McCrory responded by asking how far will this go and if the Jefferson and Washington monuments should also be removed. Unfortunately, there are people who do think just that way and believe today's activist are laying the groundwork for that eventuality.
AP - The bronze figure of a Southern soldier atop a stone pedestal was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1913. It had been under constant police surveillance after being vandalized in recent months, costing the university hundreds of thousands of dollars. 
The top officials of the University of North Carolina system say the toppling of a Confederate statue on the Chapel Hill campus was "unacceptable, dangerous and incomprehensible." In a statement released Tuesday, UNC board chairman Harry Smith and system President Margaret Spellings say the university won't tolerate the intentional destruction of public property. State Senate leader Phil Berger released his statement after the "Silent Sam" memorial was pulled down during a demonstration by hundreds of people at the University of North Carolina's flagship campus. 
Berger said Tuesday "only a civil society that adheres to the rule of law can heal these wounds." He says Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and other politicians must stop labeling violent riots as "rallies."University officials said their hands were tied by a 2015 law that essentially prohibited the permanent removal of "Silent Sam" and limited the relocation of similar Confederate monuments on public property. 
A protester who threw a mixture of red ink and her own blood on a Confederate statue says students, campus workers and community did what the University of North Carolina refused to do when they toppled the statue.

Lesbian & Black Lives Matter activist Maya Little, charged with vandalism of the same monument in April said Tuesday that UNC-Chapel Hill had a 100 years to remove the statue. She says the toppling exemplifies activists' commitment to "smashing white supremacy" at UNC.
                                                      * Thank You WHATFINGER NEWS for the Linkage!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Jim Acosta of Political Activist

David Hogg tells New York Magazine: “We really only remember a few hundred people, if that many, out of the billions that have ever lived. Is that what I was destined to become?” - @Alex Pappas
Skippy Plans to Run for Political Office When He Turns 25 and Learns to Drive
"Older Democrats just won’t move the f*ck off the plate and let us take control."  He believes that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is "a future President of the United States."
If anyone remembers David Hogg it's because he's one of the most annoyingly arrogant leftist meat puppets, drunk off his own self-importance, that's ever been blessed to be born into privilege in this country.  A smooth brained simpleton & ignorant stooge of progressivism ...but I repeat myself. There is both Fame and Infamy. And Hogg obviously never took a class in Philosophy: "All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone." (Blaise Pascal)

 * Thank You WHATFINGER NEWS for the Linkage!

Monday, August 20, 2018

He Plays the Pitiful Political Hack & Shabby Radical to the End.

The Spectator
"The real story about John Brennan’s security clearance is not that he lost it under a Republican president, but that he even had one at all. One of the peculiar footnotes of Brennan’s history is that he obtained a position in Bill Casey’s CIA after having supported the Soviet-backed American Communist Party at the height of the Cold War. Had Casey conducted the polygraph test in which Brennan admitted to voting for Soviet proxy Gus Hall in 1976, Casey would have tossed him out of the office. Casey hated communists. Whoever hired Brennan must have been a Deep State holdover from the Carter years. 
All of Brennan’s propaganda about “Trump-Russian collusion” is just sour grapes over the loss of his preferred candidate, Hillary, for whom he was desperately auditioning by launching an unfounded investigation into her opponent, and a remnant of his pro-Soviet nostalgia. Brennan’s much-vaunted “conscience” was pricked not by Soviet leaders who slaughtered their own people and enslaved hapless nations but by a Russian leader who — brace yourselves — isn’t keen on postmodern Western propaganda in favor of gay rights.
Brennan prided himself on his “commitment” to alternative lifestyles and would pad down the halls of the CIA in a “rainbow lanyard,” as Bill Gertz once reported. Putin’s refusal to hold “gay pride” parades in Moscow infuriated Brennan. He also didn’t care for Putin’s unsentimental approach to Islamic terrorism. Brennan defined jihad as “self-improvement” and lobbied Obama to embrace the fanatics of the Muslim Brotherhood. Brennan got his wish when the Obama-backed Morsi rose to power in Egypt and wrecked it. Michael Flynn thought that Brennan was a PC jackass of the first order, in thrall to the Muslims with whom he had traveled to Mecca during his stint as station chief in Saudi Arabia. 
The only criticism that Trump deserves for yanking Brennan’s security clearance is its delay. He should have done it on day one. Brennan was a security risk from the start — an anti-American radical of staggering proportions who should never have been permitted within a hundred-mile radius of Langley." - Read More

* Thank You MJA for the Linkage!

A Good Monday Morning

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Nation's Largest Progressive Gathering Featured Empty Seats, Racialism & Molotov Cocktail T-Shirts

The annual national gathering of proglodytes, Netroots Nation, is wrapping up their three ring circus of far left pseudo-intellectual political craziness in the Big Easy this weekend. This year’s conference of the left's who's who, akin to a sewer dive and given little media coverage, was plagued with "many nearly empty events, racial incitement and wild radicalism" far outside of the American mainstream, including vendors allowed to sell items seemingly condoning violence.  The Keynote speeches for this years festivities were delivered by the most exalted nuts in the sack, Lizzy Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory 'scatman' Booker, moonbat actress Cynthia Nixon, and self-described democratic socialist savior Alexandria Ocashew-Cortex.

This group of speakers along with the conference’s legion of like-thinking panelists, pushed for a unrelenting era of racially-focused activism, identity politics and 'put it to the man' in-your-face organizing most patriotic americans wouldn't recognize as welcoming. But the problem for the NutRoot Nation, bless their hearts, was much of the time there was nobody there to even hear it. 

The entire conference was plagued by nearly empty events."This is What Democracy Should Look Like" was a panel featuring Atima Omara, A’shanti Gholar, and Carol McDonald. With seating for more than 200 at the event, barely 20 Netroots attendees came to hear. Among the topics at Netroots Nation were race, mobilization, race, voting rights, race, and cultural oppression by the dominant patriarchy.

Nutroots were entertained in the concourse by a Mexican Mariachi.
Naturally, the band didn't bring their culturally offensive sombreros.
It was a musical safe space at Nutroots 2018.
Much attention was devoted to the "myth" of voter fraud and the need to retool the language associated with talking about voter fraud. Voter suppression — a term that never appears in any federal law and is used by the Left to group legal activity with illegal activity — was the hot topic at a voting rights seminar (that was again attended by very few people).

Progressives view giving the right of felons to vote as the key to flipping several purple states blue and red states to purple. They openly said, probably correctly, that Amendment 4 is the way to turn Florida blue. To them, it was all about creating angry racial bloc voters. The conference was characterized by a heavy dose of race-is-everything messaging.

But despite the "race heavy" agenda, it still wasn't enough for some. During the closing keynote addresses, members of the activist group “Black Ass Caucus” took the stage in protest. In a 15-minute speech, the Caucus excoriated Netroots Nation and its white attendees for perceived slights, while demanding that minority leaders and panelists be given more control over conference programming. When the Caucus asked conference-goers to boycott next year’s Netroots Nation if demands were not met, the audience uniformly rose to its feet in agreement.

And what progressive gathering would be complete without a nostalgic reflection on the Left's heritage. For $20 you could buy a t-shirt with a Molotov cocktail......

[PJMedia]                                    * Thank You WHATFINGER NEWS for the Linkage 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Life Past the End of Your Nose......

Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ….get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed. - Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Then there's Doug:

(a friendly reminder from the archives of DMF - April 2016)

Friday, August 17, 2018

Middle Finger Symphony Theater

Brought To You By BLUESJUNKY: Honorary Chair of Music - Middle Finger Symphony Music Director

And One For The Road Aretha...... 
One of The Best Soul Tunes Ever Laid Down on Tape.

I Think We Can All Agree.....Somethin' Just Ain't Right About Those Cuomo Boys

It's bad enough that Cuomo the Younger, Fredo of CNN, almost daily makes a fool of himself by trying to justify liberal this or liberal that, interviewing long lines of Trump Haters or spewing almost sophomoric commentary that makes little sense in the big picture.  But just days after the little one drives the CNN crazy train completely off the rails, not to be out done, Cuomo the Elder, who holds aspirations of being the exalted leader of the free world, has once again shown he has his own problems with his mouth outrunning it's supply lines.

We have all heard Cuomo's remark that "America was never Great". Realizing that Cuomo the Elder had stepped in it big time, his press secretary scrambled to salvage his disastrous utterance by admitting Cuomo was responding directly to the Trump slogan, "Make America Great Again." This slogan inherently recognizes that America has been great and Trump wants to restored to it's economic and political greatness. Cuomo intended to contradict that assumption but didn't say that America used to be great but has fallen and that we need to restore it. Cuomo was quite clear. In his view and that of so many on the left, America has never been that great. Sadly, in the leftist worldview, it will never be that great. No matter how many reforms are implemented, no matter how much blood is spilled, no matter how many constitutional amendments are ratified to extend legal equality and equal opportunity to all Americans, it will never be enough for the left.

For the Cuomo boys and their friends on the  left, the discontentment about America isn't just or even mostly about the plight of minorities. It is about America's founding principles.

Say what you will of the father of these two Cuomo boys, the proud traditional northeast liberal and son of immigrants himself, three term Governor of NY, Mario Cuomo, who I suspect would have a lot to say to these two, raised in privilege, and with all the greatness America made available to them who now defend violence in the streets and spew a poisonous litany against their country.

Thank You WhatFinger News  & MJA @IOTWReport for the Linkage! 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

People Would Rather Watch Bizarre Theories About Space Aliens Building Pyramids Than CNN.

I know this probably doesn't come as a great surprise to anyone who has tuned into any cable news as of late. Lowly CNN continues to circle the bowl as it plummets even further in the ratings, finishing a distant seventh place behind HGTV, USA, the History Channel, and even TBS and it's 80's movie reruns in the most recent ratings. CNN’s direct competitors, Fox News and MSNBC, easily put the cable news channel loser in the weeds.

CNN’s ace primetime lineup hosts Anderson Cooper and Fredo Cuomo have to be biting their pillows at night being beaten handley by the History Channel which includes show like Ancient Aliens, which delves into the conspiracy theories about space aliens and the illuminati breeding reptilian mind reading shapeshifting pyramid builders and stuff. The History Channel had 1.06 million viewers in primetime while CNN scored 992,000 average viewers, most of whom were probably stuck at an airport with nothing else to watch. The network didn't fare much better in the ratings for its daytime programming, finishing in sixth place, lagging far behind Fox News, MSNBC, and Spongebob Squarepants. 

H/T Konan the Bar Baron                         
Thank You WhatFinger News  & MJA @IOTWReport for the Linkage! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

CNN's Fredo Cuomo Sides With Violent Antifa Thugs

This is why CNN should not ever be considered a legitimate information source of any kind. Case in point: CNN’s Chris Cuomo seemed to have driven the crazy train completely off the rails last night when he excused the violence from the left and disagreed with equality before the law:
“Be aware, there are many more of us who see you as unequal, as less than, and you will be opposed at every turn because what you are about is wrong. And fighting you is right.” - Video Link
All we see is hate from the “anti-hate” groups as CNN has begun to call them. These groups were screaming at and attacking police officers who had to endure hatred for them without responding. Cuomo never mentions they at times have even physically attacked the media also at this weekends protest. Anyone in their path who doesn’t agree with these extremist groups are attacked.

Cuomo is giving the #AltLeft an "escape hatch" with this moral equivalency BS. What makes Fredo think he or anybody else he knows has the moral authority to decide who can beat up whom. I really can't believe CNN's is allowing their platform to be used to make such ridiculous and biased rationalizations. This is a very dangerous territory and messaging that violence is less wrong if you're doing it "for the right reasons" and encouraging the left to become violent if they decide it's for a good cause. Antifa and their fascist minions don't show up to fight against hate... they are hate. Show some backbone Fredo, and call them what they really are.

Monday, August 13, 2018

It Ain't Mount Rushmore, But it Seems Appropriate...

National Park Service Dedicates National Monument Near Mount Rushmore 
to the 44th President Barack H. Obama

Thank You WhatFinger News & GOP Briefing Room for the Linkage!

Media Mob Mentality

Apparently this is not a joke. It's going to happen later this week:
"The Boston Globe’s editorial page is proposing a coordinated editorial response from publications across the United States to President Trump’s frequent attacks on the news media. ‘‘We are not the enemy of the people,’’ said Marjorie Pritchard, a deputy managing editor of the Globe, referring to a characterization of journalists that Trump has used in the past. The president, who contends he has largely been covered unfairly by the press, also employs the term ‘‘fake news’’ often when describing the media." 
‘"I hope it would educate readers to realize that an attack on the First Amendment is unacceptable,’’ she said. ‘‘We are a free and independent press, it is one of the most sacred principles enshrined in the Constitution."
"The Globe has reached out to editorial boards nationwide to write and publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what the newspaper called a ‘‘dirty war against the free press."
If I'm remembering correctly from my American History Studies, the First Amendment included the right to say things you disagree with, including the President for that matter? Or, ladies and gentalmen of the press, is the First Amendment only for words you like?
DJT is free to call you "fake news", and if you honor the First Amendment then by the very principle you claim you must respect his derision of you. It is only if you do not, and in fact want to arrogate to yourself power you don't have, to censor information and opinion you disagree with,that you would claim otherwise.

Yet that is exactly what you propose here - to shout down someone you disagree with. May I remind you that "hate speech" is not only in the eye of the beholder because the very term "hate speech" is subjective. The right, even the kooky far right, doesn't show up at a restaurant and verbally & physically assault people. The far left does, routinely. May I remind you that it was the far left that literally prevented then-candidate Trump from speaking in Chicago, and the means by which they did so was through the initiation of violence?

Where is the reporting on the video evidence that over the weekend a mob of "anti-hate" thugs assaulted news crews, left-leaning mainstream media news crews? There was more than one incident yet I haven't seen any criticism of these leftist protesters on that in the so-called "mainstream media." Why not? Cannot two dozen or so people with a point of view that others find abhorrent or offensive speak without being assaulted with bottles, sticks and other assorted weapons? If not then what sort of "Free Speech" and "First Amendment" does the media claim to support?

The First Amendment only guarantees your right to speak; it does not provide a promise that you will be listened to nor does it give you a right to demand a response to your questions. No member of the press has that right. The NY Times does not, CNN does not, MSNBC does not and I do not.  The media is free to be as ridiculously biased as it wishes. It is even free to lie about its bias, which it does daily. Indeed it's even free to write gang-style editorials blasting the President. But if they think doing so advances the cause of the First Amendment, their soiled reputation or good standing as the shadow resistance, may I remind them that a mob is a mob is a mob, no matter which side of an argument said mob is on.

Thank You MJA for the Linkage!

A Good Monday Morning

Sunday, August 12, 2018

A Consuming Virus and Unhealthy Stench in the Air

It's ironic that the loudest of Trump haters routinely breach the very civil standards of decency they claim justify their antipathy. Others are just creepily obsessed. Trump haters from both sides of the political aisle have fretted themselves into a consuming frenzy against the president. Whatever worldview they had, it is now overlaid with a Trump-animus fixation that obscures rational thought. It has slain their civility and subordinated their passion for certain policies. For them, everything in the Trump era is personal.

Convinced of Trump's pure evil, they remorselessly suspend rules they previously observed. Defiant professions of their spitting contempt for Trump are a defense to any charge of misconduct or verbal abuse. They shame Trump supporters for their tribalism, but we've not witnessed anything like the cohesiveness and ferocity of their Trump-hating tribalism of a president before.   Many of the most virulent Trump loathers on the right jump at any opportunity to appear on liberal TV and radio shows to exchange fond glances of admiration with liberals who stand for myriad things they have always professed to be against — a stunning irony, considering that one of their main complaints against Trump supporters is their alleged abandonment of conservative ideals in exchange for membership in a cult. Sadly, their Trump derangement syndrome induces them to believe these myths in good faith.

Just surf the web on any given week and see whether you don't find a dozen stories documenting liberals' insane, despicable or disturbingly bizarre behavior. The offenders, even when exposed outright, rarely apologize, because they are defiantly proud of their intentionally obnoxious infractions in the name of advancing the cause of Trump hatred.

Can none of them see the paradox in becoming what they profess to hate?

Of course not, because there are no rules in this game, as long as you are serving the tribe-hating super-tribe. This phenomenon is so far-reaching that it can even justify a patently indefensible position such as praising the notorious MS-13 gang — because Trump is tough on immigration, one supposes. Honesty demands that we recognize there is an unhealthy stench in the air — and there's way more of it aimed at Trump than coming from him.

*Excerpts from David Limbaugh's Column "Trump Hatred, a Consuming Virus"

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Middle Finger Symphony Theater

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Yes Virginia, "In a Time of Universal Deceit, Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act"

Yesterday the left lost their lunch over remarks perceived as incendiary or inflammatory by commentator Laura Ingraham. From the pages of DailyKos and Splinter to even writers at the formerly respectable RedState stridently went after Ingram for her commentary, some even calling for her punishment. I happen to have been watching when she responded to remarks by the loony leftist Alexandria Ocashew-Cortex and her repeatedly gleeful commenting on America’s changing demographics.

From what I heard, I give Ingraham the benefit of the doubt and believe she was referring to assimilation, not race:
"Because in some parts of the country, it does seem like the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people and they’re changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like. From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically in some ways the country has changed. Now, much of this is related to both illegal and in some cases legal immigration that of course progressives love."
I read her comments as referring to assimilation because of context, the inclusion of legal immigration, and her past statements. She's become a big target for the left, but far from being the robe wearing racist they make her out to be. She's adopted three children from foreign countries, and not here to clean her pool or cut her lawn, eh Hollywood?

But still, to some these latest comments by Ingraham somehow prove her inherent racism, because as we all know, any white person born before 1970 is a closet racist.  The demographic change she notes goes hand-in-hand with the political changes being foisted on the country, and that is what she comments on, Politics.  There ARE enclaves of immigrants (both legal and illegal) who would prefer NOT to assimilate into American society and culture, and even some elements that would prefer to radically alter it. There ARE fewer and fewer people who identify as strictly “American” and would instead prefer to be a member of the growing number of hyphenated groups.

What leftist media keyboard stalinist refuse to acknowledge is that not every negative comment about immigrants or black celebrities, sports heroes and politicians is born of racial or ethnic animus. Those who make those connections through their righteous indignation and their propensity to signal their virtue while seeing a racial/ethnic bogeyman behind every tree, one has to ask: who is the one preoccupied with race or ethnicity??

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Alexandria Ocashew-Cortex Claims Democrats Conquered the Moon and Gave You Electricity

It's always amazed me how much crazy that leftist are able to squeeze into such a small space. In this case it's the cranium of "The new face of the Democratic Party", who made some absurd claims in a speech at the annual meeting of the Nutroots Netroots Nation in New Orleans. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t seem to know anything about economics or politics, and it turns out very little about history. I think it only fair that Boston University refund the money for her education because it clearly didn’t stick. 

Here’s a little taste of Ocasio-Cortez’s 'power to the correct people'
 speech at the Netroots Nation event in the Big Easy.

No, Ms. Ocashew-Cortex, the interstate highway system was an Eisenhower initiative, MLK never endorsed a Democrat politician, and the majority of democrats in congress opposed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Now I could be wrong, but I don't think The Democratic Party filled a space capsule full of liberals and shot it to the moon. While politicizing the moon landing is ridiculous, taking Democratic Party ownership of electricity is downright insane.

She did manage to get one thing right: they are the party of Roosevelt, and as we all know FDR put thousands of Japanese Americans in prison camps, so maybe claiming him isn’t the best boast democrats can come up with. He’s a leftist hero, but by their own standards he was also a racist monster. She also conveniently left out a few things: Dems are also the party of slavery, the KKK & Jim Crow. They were the slave owners who revolted against the United States. They were the ones who lynched black people. They are the ones who segregated public places for “white’s only.” I guess she could have given dems credit for inventing global warming and the internet, but just ran out of time.....

[New Orleans Times Picayune]    

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Lovely Alyssa Milano Makes the Case for Voter ID

Alyssa Milano has emerged as a major voice in the highly populated, unhinged Hollywood left. She’s been a vehement Trump critic from day one, and someone who can be counted on anytime to support whatever crazy left-wing cause du jour may come down the pipe. She currently has a staggering following of over 3 Million on the tweeter and possesses the superpower to spot a Nazi from afar.  So, when you say “who cares what she thinks” just remember: as hard as it is to believe, a lot of people do. All of that being said, we give credit where credit is due.  If you’re right, you’re right, and it’s finally happened.

We.....we actually agree with Alyssa Milano. But Wait!! Before you go calling the men in white coats from the asylum to come chase me down with a net, let me explain.....

Tuesday night, like many of you political junkies and junkettes, she watched the Ohio 12 primary results roll in. Being a staunch, self-righteous Hollywood liberal, she was utterly crushed and demoralized to see that DJT's chosen one wind up with a probable win.  This wasn't supposed to happen (that blue wave thingy coming and all ya know). But because it did happen, it's clearly another case of “The Russians” interfering in US elections:
You know what sucks? 
Because of our unwillingness to pass policy that protects our election integrity, I immediately think the Green Party votes tonight are Russian meddling. Why else would anyone cast a protest vote in Ohio when there’s so much at stake? - @Lisa Milano
Guess what. She’s right. This election was so close, so reliant on a razor-thin margin that we should never again allow even the possibility of voter fraud to enter our minds. Voter ID's for all! No one should tolerate the idea that the Ruskies could generate fake protest votes in an effort to derail the ascension of duly elected superior liberals. We need strong Voter ID laws that ensures every vote is cast by those who are legally empowered to do so and protects against the disenfranchisement of citizens. Darlin', you've made the case!

We’d like to thank the Lovely Ms. Milano for finally embracing this rational, common sense, line of thought. Mocha Latte' anyone?

[Chienne's Tweeter]                      * Thank You WHATFINGER NEWS for the Linkage!
[Canada Free Press]

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

CNN Laments: Where Are All You Hispanic Anti-Trump Voters?

 CNN Reporter Interviews an Unaccompanied Undocumented Minor Child at Undisclosed Border Patrol Camp

According to a new report at CNN, despite the over-the-top coverage and numerous misleading news stories about happenings at the southern border, a once believed guaranteed segment of the midterm Blue Wave vote doesn't seemed to have materialized. If you are one of the head honchos in charge of the cable news programing, this has to be a bitter pill to swallow considering the non-stop drumbeat of CNN’s 24/7 anti-Trump coverage.
"Democrats have hit an unexpected speed bump in their drive to regain control of Congress: unsettling signs that the party may not generate as much turnout or support among Latino voters this fall as it expected. 
Despite a procession of provocations from President Donald Trump — from ending deportation protections for so-called “Dreamers,” young immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents, to his now-terminated policy that resulted in children being separated from their undocumented parents at the border — a growing number of Democratic strategists are privately concerned that their candidates are not consolidating Latino support as much as they anticipated in several key races."
Allow me to translate that last bit from its native, unintelligible, CNN-speak. What they’re really saying is: “Despite the fact that we spent 2 years coughing up an endless stream of news stories telling you that you’re supposed to hate Donald Trump, you Latinos haven’t been listening. We’re very important and we don’t understand how you can possibly ignore our epic 700-day rant.”

In case you didn’t get the message, they’ve even outlined some places where people are, apparently, doing a little too much “thinking on their own.” There is, CNN suggests, still time to turn this around.
"While cautioning that there is still time to reverse the trend, they point to signs of wavering Hispanic support and engagement in House districts in Texas, Nevada, Florida and California, and in Senate races in Texas, Nevada, Florida and Arizona. 
“I still think it’s a little too soon to push the panic button, but having said that, we are not seeing the types of numbers with Hispanic voters that we should be seeing with the most hostile person to ever hold public office against Hispanics as the President,” said Fernand Amandi, principal at Bendixen & Amandi International, a Democratic polling firm that specializes in studying Latino voters. “And that in and of itself is a concern. I’m flabbergasted.”
This basically translates to: “How dare you ignore our tribalist identity politics? We simply can’t understand why you’re not acknowledging our superiority. You’ve been told what to think, and yet you’re thinking other things!!” And when some guy named Fernand Amandi starts using words like 'flabbergasted' you should know right there things gettin' real round the hacienda.

Just last week there was encouraging news about rising African-American support for Trump, and now we have this. Are you listening CNN? MSNBC?

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[Real Clear Politics]

Comedians Have Totally Ruined The Art of Political Humor

I recently read that The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who some say is funny(?) had used his show to make a preachy, lengthy speech about the nature of national identity, arguing that he’s right to celebrate the French World Cup players as both French and African. Why anyone would really care is beyond me. Then I came across an article in The Atlantic that argued the present crop of comedians see themselves (and also seen by their mostly ill-informed millennial audience) as the new public intellectuals, fashioning themselves not just as joke-tellers, but as truth-tellers, as intellectual and moral guides through the cultural debates of the moment. Yeah, let that sink in. 

In the past,  philosophers and political theorists held a public role of guiding national debates and parsing the nuances of current affairs. Nowadays, narcissistic comedians have appointed themselves to increasingly taking on that responsibility, but not doing a very good job.

Comedy is no less powerful a weapon today than in earlier decades, but what has changed is the environment and audiences that comedians address. Just as politics has become more partisan, so too has culture more broadly jaded and resistant to any ideas of which they don't completely agree. Comedians today are predominantly on the left of the political spectrum and cater to an audience that shares the same views.  More and more comedians are losing the joke part altogether. Having become political comedians, they’re dropping the comedy, offering up instead propaganda, goofy skits and caustic sarcasm strained through a twisted filter of the news. They care not if what they say is based in truth, they're "comedians", it need not be true if they oppose their object of scorn.

Comedians are becoming, as their like minded comrades of the media, straightforward leftist commentators, live action versions of the more vile left wing websites, while nightly their ill-informed audiences lap up their half-truths and clap like trained seals when the Applause Sign lights up.