Monday, December 31, 2018

H. Ross Perot's $13/hr factory jobs going to Mexico in 1992 should pay $27/hr today adjusted for inflation but pay only $18

The giant sucking sound clip from 1992 is here.

Perot characterized factory wages in 1992 as typically paying between $12 and $14 per hour.

Adjusted for inflation the $13 job in 2017 would pay nearly $27 per hour. The reality is it pays a lot less than that. Factory work in Michigan today basically starts at $15, up only 25% not 107%. The average manufacturing job paying $21+ is composed of a lot of such lower paying positions.

The reality is in Michigan that the top eventual $18/hr advertised wage is the equivalent of less than $9/hr in 1992.

The jobs have gone out of the country, expanding middle classes abroad while impoverishing our own at home.

Oakland California mayor Libby Schaaf, let's lock her up

OK, let's be honest: Racism is so yesterday when unpatriotic Republicans and Democrats get rich and get votes off cheap foreign labor

Republicans specialize in spending money on putting Americans out of work, by importing cheap foreign labor and giving tax breaks to job-exporting corporations

Democrats specialize in spending money on things which don't work, like welfare recipients, not on things which do, like walls

Outgoing Trump Chief of Staff General John Kelly attacks Jeff Sessions, was just one in the retinue opposing Trump's policies whom Trump himself appointed

That's rich, attacking the only guy in the administration who tried to implement the policies the candidate ran on.

Good riddance!

“What happened was Jeff Sessions, he was the one that instituted the zero-tolerance process on the border that resulted in both people being detained and the family separation,” Kelly said. “He surprised us.” ... “The president still says ‘wall’ – oftentimes frankly he’ll say ‘barrier’ or ‘fencing,’ now he’s tended toward steel slats," Kelly said. "But we (moved away from) a solid concrete wall early on in the administration, when we asked people what they needed and where they needed it.” ... “Illegal immigrants, overwhelmingly, are not bad people,” Kelly said. “I have nothing but compassion for them, the young kids.” ... He said the job was arduous and he often clashed with Trump over policy. But he was determined to stay through the 2018 midterm elections.

Trump already compromised on The Wall, and that's the problem

Trump gave away 80% of what he wanted without getting anything in return.

It's political malpractice. 

Even worse, he's shut down the government now over the remaining 20% at the most politically inopportune time, having nothing left to bargain with.

The time to have done this was when Republicans were in control of Congress, in January 2017, or February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January 2018, February . . ..

Forgive us for thinking he was never serious about The Wall, at all.

The Wall is now and may always have been simply a political tool, like opposition to abortion. He stopped being serious about it in August 2016 after the immigration issue secured him the nomination, when this "advisor", Kellyanne Conway, came on board from the Ted Cruz campaign, which likewise was never serious about The Wall. Ted had one throwaway line about immigration in his entire speech announcing his candidacy, that's it. It was Trump who completely blindsided him and the rest of the Republican field with the issue. But ever since it's only red meat for the base. He never made it a priority, and fired the only person actively pursuing immigration reform in his administration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. That's how unimportant The Wall has been to the president. 

The Wall riles up the news, keeping Trump in it, that's all.

I believe the president has already compromised. He originally asked for $25 billion. The House is at $5.6 billion. They did their job. The Senate has to come back. It is a modest investment.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

State elections board still refuses to certify Republican Mark Harris the winner in NC-9

Harris filed an emergency petition earlier on Friday to be certified as victor of last month’s election for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. His request was rejected by a state elections board reviewing whether mail-in ballots were illegally handled in some rural counties.

But the future of that investigation was thrown into doubt by a state court ruling and newly passed law. The state elections board was disbanded on Friday, after a state court on Thursday declined to extend a stay on a previous order declaring the composition of the board unconstitutional.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said he would immediately appoint an interim board to continue the investigation until a restructured elections board was due to begin operating at the end of January under a new state law.

Monday, December 24, 2018

So why did Trump appoint a Secretary of Agriculture who doesn't support The Wall?

The only other explanation than the one below is that Trump isn't really serious about The Wall and never has been, and is only interested in how he can play the politics of The Wall.

Opposition to the wall within Trump’s own administration has prevented progress on this issue, which is wildly popular with the GOP’s conservative base and is the consequence of the president surrounding himself with establishment advisers who have worked to thwart his populist agenda from within. For example, after being briefed on the concept of selling USDA commercial paper to pay for border security, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s then-Chief of Staff Heidi Green shot down the idea by curtly stating, “The secretary does not want the wall.”

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Of course Justin Raimondo exonerates third parties from spoiling elections, that's his party's specialty

Laugh of the Day: SECDEF Jim Mattis resigned effective Feb. 28, 2019 to ensure a smooth transition, Trump boots him effective Jan. 1 after reading what he said about him

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis Resigning in February


Eight House Republicans who voted against funding The Wall include Amash and Upton in Michigan, eleven others didn't even bother to vote

Funding passed the US House 217-185 with 31 not voting.

Eight House Republicans voted against funding The Wall (the question involved in this piece of sausage, Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017, is humorously described as "On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment with Amendment", part of politicians' perennially deliberate efforts to obscure what the hell they are doing so that we tire of tracking it):

Justin Amash, MI-3
Ken Buck, CO-4
Carlos Curbelo, FL-26 (defeated in 2018)
Will Hurd, TX-23
Erik Paulsen, MN-3 (defeated in 2018)
Ros-Lehtinen, FL-27 (didn't run in 2018, seat flipped)
Fred Upton, MI-6
David Valadao, CA-21 (defeated in 2018)

Eleven House Republicans didn't bother to vote at all on funding The Wall:

Diane Lynn Black, TN-6 (didn't run in 2018, ran for governor and lost in primary)
Barbara Comstock, VA-10 (defeated in 2018)
Jeff Duncan, SC-3
Randy Hultgren, IL-14 (defeated in 2018)
Darrell Issa, CA-49 (didn't run in 2018, seat flipped)
Lynn Jenkins, KS-2 (didn't run in 2018)
Walter Jones, NC-3
Mia Love, UT-4 (defeated in 2018)
Kristi Noem, SD (didn't run in 2018, ran for governor and won)
Peter Roskam, IL-6 (defeated in 2018)
Dave Trott, MI-11 (didn't run in 2018, seat flipped)

[Red indicates they'll be back in the US House in January 2019, to torment us.]

Marshall Auerback: George W. Bush's naïve China Fantasy mimicked FDR on Joseph Stalin

Liberalism misunderestimating our enemies, as usual, because it believes human nature is essentially good.

In contrast to diplomat and historian George Kennan’s famous telegram about the old Soviet Union (which correctly rebutted US president Franklin D Roosevelt’s naïve assumptions about Josef Stalin and provided the diplomatic underpinnings for a sustained policy of Western containment after World War II), today’s Cold War 2.0 is typified by what author James Mann calls the West’s “China fantasy,” a notion encapsulated by former US president George W Bush’s remark: “Trade freely with China, and time is on our side.”

Yellow Vest protests against high prices of essentials like fuel, electricity, food and water spread to Tel Aviv

Copycat protests are popping up everywhere, in some cases adapted to pre-existing political factions representing disparate issues such as marijuana legalization, which is hardly what it's about in France.


The movement which only started a week ago, in mid-December, in Israel, followed the wave of "yellow vest" protests in France that started in May 2018, mainly objecting the high coast of living and rising fuel prices. 

The Israeli copy has similar objectives- stop the rising electricity and water prices, which they believe will directly affect food prices.

Sidney Powell: Special Counsel Robert Mueller committed crimes by wiping Peter Strzok's and Lisa Page's cell phones

Comey and the FBI committed similar crimes in the Hillary investigation to protect her and her associates.

The Inspector General of the Department of Justice reported late last week that Mueller wiped Peter Strzok’s cell phone of all messages during the crucial time he was working for special counsel. The IG was unable to recover any text messages from it.

This was after the inspector general informed Mueller of the extreme bias of Strzok and Page evidenced by thousands of text messages on their phones. These messages were so egregious they required their termination from Mueller’s squad. Not only did Mueller hide this development from Congress, but he destroyed evidence on Strzok’s phone and allowed DOJ to do the same for Page’s phone. That’s a crime. Mueller put Paul Manafort in solitary confinement for simply trying to contact a witness.

Any ethical law Department of Justice official would have taken custody of all electronic devices of Strzok and Page immediately upon discovery of their extreme bias and blatant misconduct — or certainly upon their termination — and preserved all the evidence. For Mueller to destroy this evidence is blatant obstruction of justice that warrants his immediate termination. The same is true for Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein who was “overseeing” it at the time.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

It doesn't matter what side they're on (((they))) just want someone else to fight their wars

That's what she said: Max Boot thinks it was wrong to go in, now wrong to pull out

Trump's $5 billion request would build just 100 miles of new wall, 115 miles of replacement barrier

[T]he $5 billion the House has approved for a border wall would be enough for about 215 miles of barrier. Less than half of that — about 100 miles, mostly in South Texas — would be frontier that doesn't already have a fence. The rest would go to replace older, less-effective fencing or to build secondary fencing. ...

Senior officials from the Homeland Security Department briefed journalists Friday afternoon on what the proposed $5 billion could accomplish. Their estimate of 215 miles' worth of new and replacement fencing works out to more than $23 million a mile, on average. That's far higher than the nearly 700 miles of barrier already in place along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. Most of that was authorized under President George W. Bush, in the Secure Fences Act of 2006. The Government Accountability Office issued a report in 2009 that put the initial cost per mile at $2.8 to $3.9 million. But that was in urban areas, where roads were already in place. Some of the replacement fencing installed during the Trump administration has cost about $8 million a mile. The more remote the area, the higher the cost. Homeland Security officials insisted that comparisons are inappropriate. "Every mile of border is different," said one official. "It depends on the terrain" and other factors.

Since Trump took office, Congress has approved $341 million for 40 miles of replacement fencing and new gates in San Diego, New Mexico and West Texas, plus gates in the Rio Grande Valley to close gaps between existing fence. Of that, 34 miles is complete.

Earlier this year, Congress provided an additional $1.375 billion for about 84 miles of new and replacement border barrier. That includes levee wall in the Rio Grande Valley, with construction expected to start in February, plus some new wall construction in that area of South Texas, along with replacement barrier in Arizona and California. ...

When Congress authorized wall funding earlier this year, it restricted construction to designs already in use.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Rush Limbaugh thanks Mark Meadows today when it was Meadows who helped stop the immigration showdown in October

Neither Meadows nor Limbaugh (Ted Cruz supporter) really want the wall.

And Trump obviously doesn't either, otherwise he wouldn't have treated the issue like he has, in sharp contrast to his campaign for president.

Here's the grifter today taking money from you suckers:

Nancy doesn’t even run the House yet, and she’s out there saying Trump couldn’t get the votes — and he did, and it was because of Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan and the Freedom Caucus. They did their special order earlier this week and they let the president that know they would have his back. It’d be easy for the president to think that he’s isolated, but it was I think a very important thing that they did to make it a point to go to the floor of the House and special orders to make sure that everybody knew — not just the president — that they, significant number of Republicans in the House, would have his back.

Merry Christmas: Rush Limbaugh is off the air til next year and we don't have to keep hearing how we don't have to have a wall

Justin Raimondo on General Mad Dog Mattis resignation: We got the leaker

And maybe his conduit, too.

Democrats colluded with Russkies to beat Roy Moore in Alabama

Bart Simpson: Hey immigrants! Beat it! Country's full!

Sure, sure, 1,147 hard-working Americans scared of losing their jobs sat patiently all the way through this Quinnipiac Poll until Question 47 on The Wall

Trump has no veto weapon in the criminal justice reform bill to get the border wall

The criminal justice reform bill passed the Senate 87-12 on Tuesday and the House 358-36 on Thursday and awaits the president's signature.

He could hold it hostage to get what he wants on the wall today even though he supports the bill, but Congress has the votes to override his veto, 66 in the Senate and 287 in the House.

Worse still, a government shutdown tonight would shut down Homeland Security and the State Department only, both of which are kind of critical to controlling immigration in any event, wall or no wall.

The president has yet to come anywhere near mastering the art of getting what he wants in DC.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

WaPo in March: 7% of Obama 2012 voters stayed home in 2016 (4.4 million), 1.6 million of them black

WaPo spins this, chalking it up to 1) Russian voter suppression of stupid people (pretty damn condescending!);  2) Republicans (!) dredging up Hillary's own 1996 statement that blacks = super predators to suppress their vote (naw, she's not racist); 3) Obama wasn't on the ballot, suppressing the black vote! But why blame blacks, WaPo? Kinda racist of you to put it all on them, especially in Michigan and Pennsylvania. 2.8 million others stayed home, too, you know. Their votes count just as much as black votes, don't they? Don't they? Well let's hear it for the young, disaffected voters for Bernie in the primaries! They didn't show up either, apparently. Why? They also found Hillary quite revolting. Trump revolted them too, but that goes without saying. What matters is the Democrat candidate suppressed all these votes, but WaPo and the Democrats, but I repeat myself, just can't bring themselves to utter this truth. Anyway, it's nice of WaPo, and The New York Times, finally getting around over a year and a half later to pointing out what we were pointing out only days after Election 2016. Hillary sucked more than Trump did.

4.4 million 2012 Obama voters stayed home in 2016 — more than a third of them black:

Exit polling suggests that black voters made up 12 percent of the electorate in 2016, down slightly from 2008 and 2012. Trump’s claim that many black voters stayed home ... is correct. ... Eleven percent of black Obama 2012 voters stayed home. ... In 2016, black turnout was down eight points from 2012, helping contribute to that lower percentage that black voters made up of the overall electorate. ... About 5 million white Obama 2012 voters supported Trump; about 1.6 million black voters stayed home.

As Trump pulls 2,000 US troops out of Syria, 5,000 ISIS fighters remain, 5,200 US troops still in Iraq

Reported here:

ISIS RETURN: Islamic State kill 700 in terror horror - 5000 jihadists holed up in Syria

Justin Raimondo, a libertarian with class; Justin Amash, not so much

The great divide on the right is between those of us who want to invade Mexico and those who want to invade Canada

One term president now wants a wall which pleases Democrats' artistic sensibilities and which Mexicans admire as they're climbing through it

Rush Limbaugh: There are some people in prison who shouldn't be

Oh really?

Stupid caller Michelle to Chris Plante still thinks Republicans retiring caused loss of the US House, to punish Trump supporters

There were fewer than ten seats retired by Republicans which flipped to the Democrats.

Politics is the art of the possible, not the art of the deal. If Trump couldn't pass his agenda with control of everything, he won't in this Lame Duck, and certainly not next year when Pelosi runs the show in the House.

Republicans are dead. Trump is dead. Justin Raimondo is dead. But only Justin Raimondo knows it.

One term president bans bump stocks, pulls out of Syria, gets ready to empty the prisons, and caves on the wall

I'm soooooooo sick of winning, President Norman Vincent Peale.

Disgraceful Judge Emmet Sullivan, elevated to the federal bench by Bill Clinton, trumpeted by disgraceful media

All the news plays at the top of the hour is Judge Sullivan saying that General Michael Flynn sold out his country, not mentioning Sullivan immediately backtracked on his insinuations that Flynn committed treason.

Damage done.

Sullivan got his first affirmative action appointment from Ronald Reagan.

This reaction to the sentencing hearing yesterday suggests Flynn is going to jail, eventually.

This isn't about a crime; it's about criminalizing a foreign policy opinion different from the establishment's opinion, elections be damned.

The world will be an emptier, more insane place without Justin Raimondo

Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferer ignores the violence done to the attorney-client relationship by Robert Mueller

The rule of law is dead if your lawyer can't and won't keep a confidence, if we let an unelected appointee of an unelected appointee usurp the powers reserved to duly elected constitutional officers go on a fishing expedition and illegally search and seize the confidential papers of citizens supposedly protected under the Fourth Amendment.

Minor details to this wizard of smart.

State capitalism means rewarding bankrupt Sears executives with $25 million in bonuses

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Oh come on, Greenwald, Trump this, Trump that, ditch the Trump derangement syndrome already

Trump was the needed not-Hillary, that's all.


As the flipside version of Chinese state capitalism, it is fitting that fascist America have a show trial now and again

Actually The Weekly Standard didn't get what it deserved

Russia tampered with US Election 2016 = Iraq 2002 has WMD

(((Amy Siskind))) remains blind to Hillary underperforming Barack Obama 2008 by 3.65 million votes

The sign of a growing movement is building on past achievements, at which Hillary miserably failed.

She didn't even beat Obama 2012, but hey, go for alienating the voters again with her.

And there's your slogan for 2020, too: "I'm (alienating the voters again) with her".

It didn't take Russians to keep blacks from voting in 2016

It took Hillary.

AP confirms sportswear sold on US college campuses is made by the forced labor of Muslim prisoners in Western China

In locked compound, minorities in China make clothes for US:

The Associated Press has tracked recent, ongoing shipments from one such factory inside an internment camp to Badger Sportswear, a leading supplier in Statesville, North Carolina. ... At least 10 times this year shipping containers filled with thousands of men’s, women’s and youth polyester knitted T-shirts and pants were sent to Badger Sportswear, a 47-year-old athletic gear seller. ... Dozens of college bookstores advertise their gear printed on Badger Sportswear, including Texas A&M, University of Pennsylvania, Appalachian State University, University of Northern Iowa, University of Evansville and Bates College. ... [I]n April this year, it began importing 100 percent polyester T-shirts and pants from Hetian Taida Apparel, according to U.S. customs data provided by ImportGenius, which analyzes consumer shipments. The address on the shipping records is the same as for the detention camp.


Monday, December 17, 2018

FBI and Mueller framed Flynn, 302 evidence against Flynn is seven months old, isn't contemporaneous with the January 2017 informal interview

Missing Flynn document in Mueller file could rile judge at sentencing hearing :

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan had ordered the special counsel to turn over all government documents and “memoranda” related to the questioning of Flynn, after his attorneys claimed the FBI had discouraged him from bringing a lawyer to his fateful Jan. 24, 2017 interview with agents at the White House. ...

Mueller met Sullivan’s Friday afternoon deadline and provided documents, some of which were heavily redacted.

Apart from a new memo from Mueller's team defending the FBI's handling of the interview -- and saying nothing about the way it was conducted “caused the defendant to make false statements to the FBI” -- the filing included a January 2017 memo on Flynn from then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and a "302" (a document memorializing interviews) detailing a July 19, 2017 interview with then-FBI agent Peter Strzok. Strzok, one of two agents who interviewed Flynn, described that meeting in the document, filed Aug. 22 of that year.

But not included in the filing was an original 302 from the period of the January 2017 Flynn interview.

It's unclear whether the document exists. However, the Strzok interview file appeared to repeatedly refer to a 302 drafted after the Flynn interview. "Strzok conducted the interview and [REDACTED] was primarily responsible for taking notes and writing the FD-302," one section said. Another said that throughout the interview, Flynn did not give any indication of deception and only hedged once, "which they documented in the 302."

James Trusty, a former senior Justice Department official who now works as a criminal defense attorney at Ifrah Law, predicted Sullivan would notice that the 302 submitted Friday is dated seven months after the Flynn interview took place.

“Judge Sullivan has a well-established history of taking on discovery issues head-on,” Trusty said. “So providing a seven-month-old FBI 302 is absolutely going to be a red flag for the judge, and I can’t imagine there are not going to be questions tomorrow about whether there are contemporaneous notes, or a contemporaneous report, that is in the FBI’s possession.” ...

Strzok was removed from the Russia probe in late July 2017 -- just days after he apparently gave the interview that formed the basis for the 302 in Mueller's filing -- for his apparent anti-Trump bias. No audio recording or other documentation of Flynn's comments to the FBI have been produced. ...

Last week, Comey was asked how the FBI agents ended up at the White House to interview Flynn in the first place. Comey’s response provided new details about the circumstances that fueled criticism of the bureau’s conduct:

“I sent them,” Comey said in a panel discussion with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, and added that it was “something I probably wouldn’t have done or maybe gotten away with in a more…organized administration.”

The interview was arranged directly with Flynn, he explained, acknowledging this was not standard procedure.

I wish it were The Mark Steyn Show instead of The Rush Limbaugh Show

Steyn just called for the entire US justice system to be torn down and rebuilt.

Hooah, Mark.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Yeah right, unite the whites, just like in 1066, 1517, 1688, 1776, 1789, 1861, 1914, 1939, 1954, 1969 . . .

Obamacare liar Jonathan Gruber decides it's safe to lie again, this time in The Boston Globe

Jonathan Gruber leaves out that millions of Americans already have unusable insurance right now under Obamacare, and that it already costs them tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket every year because their crappy, no-good rotten piece of shit Obamacare-era health insurance plan SUCKS, covering nada, nothing, nichts, doodlysquat.

Gruber just decides not to mention them.

Major lying asshole yesterday, today and forever.


Texas court strikes down Affordable Care Act, putting the health of Americans and our democracy at risk:

Millions of Americans who don’t read the fine print of their insurance contracts could once again buy insurance that leaves them with tens of thousands of dollars in uncovered medical bills.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Priceless: As The Weekly Standard shutters Bill Kristol says "Onward"

Kristol, meanwhile, tweeted optimistically that “we have much more to do. Onward.” 

Close enough.


Rule by the clitheads instead of the dickheads would only appear to be different

Hm, CNN followed the Women's March organizers for a whole year and completely missed their anti-Semites

To The Weekly Standard crowd al Qaeda collaborated with Saddam Hussein, Vladimir Putin with Donald Trump

NBC: Homophobia for me but not for thee

"Investor confidence cracking" in US, record flight to cash in the last week as China misses on two big measures

 Uh oh.

Record $46 bln pulled from US-based stock funds in a week, according to Lipper:

More than $46 billion thundered out of U.S. stock mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, the most ever, while a near-record $13 billion poured from bonds, according to the research service. Relatively low-risk money market funds pulled in $81 billion, also the most recorded, the research service's data showed.

The withdrawals appeared to show investor confidence cracking in the waning days of a wild year of up-and-down trading that has left many people with losses across both stock and bond funds, a rare occurrence.

China just reported 'ugly' industrial output and retail sales growth that missed expectations:

The weaker Chinese data in November shows that the positive impact of front-loading had begun to taper off and that downward pressure on the Chinese economy was increasing, wrote Sue Trinh, head of Asia foreign exchange strategy at RBC Capital Markets in Hong Kong.

The industrial output and retail sales data released on Friday were "ugly," she added in a Friday note.



Thursday, December 13, 2018

Ben Shapiro hated on Pat Buchanan as early as 2003, said he was yesterday's news, embraced neoconservatism as mainstream

A guy named Shapiro said all that? Color me shocked!

After Iraq, attack Pat Buchanan:

The conservative movement has progressed beyond the ideology of Pat Buchanan. But if the conservative movement continues to tolerate him, even as a fringe character, it endangers the gains it has made. 

And fifteen years later some people think Pat Buchanan's doppelgänger currently occupies the White House even as the neoconservative flagship The Weekly Standard is about to close its doors.

The horror . . . the horror.

Ralph Peters spews his vile crap on MSNBC

In Nigel Farage's mind the rioters in France are the Tommy Robinsonites who co-opted his UKIP

Feelings of bitterness can overpower reason and cause one to engage in false equivalencies, as in blaming the American Revolution on the Presbyterians.

Things haven't changed much.

BREXIT is the new chartered right of Englishmen. Unfortunately for them the result of the democratic process matters as little to the duly elected government of Britain as colonial representation mattered to George III.

Nigel is nothing if not a loyalist.


The First Amendment exists to help us identify our enemies, which is why the enemy wants to get rid of it

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mike Pence has a Once in a Lifetime Talking Heads moment

Emmanuel Macron stars as Jimmy Cartier in "40 Years of French Malaise"

Tablet Magazine exposes how anti-white racists and anti-Semites of the black Muslim variety co-opted the Women's March on Washington

Calypso Louie strikes again.

Is the Women’s March Melting Down?:

According to several sources, it was there—in the first hours of the first meeting for what would become the Women’s March—that something happened that was so shameful to many of those who witnessed it, they chose to bury it like a family secret. Almost two years would pass before anyone present would speak about it.

It was there that, as the women were opening up about their backgrounds and personal investments in creating a resistance movement to Trump, Perez and Mallory allegedly first asserted that Jewish people bore a special collective responsibility as exploiters of black and brown people—and even, according to a close secondhand source, claimed that Jews were proven to have been leaders of the American slave trade. These are canards popularized by The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, a book published by Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam—“the bible of the new anti-Semitism,” according to Henry Louis Gates Jr., who noted in 1992: “Among significant sectors of the black community, this brief has become a credo of a new philosophy of black self-affirmation.”

To this day, Mallory and Bland deny any such statements were ever uttered, either at the first meeting or at Mallory’s apartment. ...

None of the other women in attendance would speak openly to Tablet about the meeting, but multiple sources with knowledge of what happened confirmed the story.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Ben Shapiro, rhymes with Cuck Hero, talks so fast all I can think of when he comes on is motormouth John Moschitta Jr.

It's amusing. For one or two minutes, three minutes max. Then it's suddenly annoying as hell.

This never comes up in Vanity Fair's recent “LET ME MAKE YOU FAMOUS”: HOW HOLLYWOOD INVENTED BEN SHAPIRO, which is all about how his makeover artist used video to make Shapiro into a brand.

Shapiro is set to replace Michael Savage on the radio for two hours everyday next year, a strictly aural medium which Shapiro has already shown he can't resist filling up with more words in a half hour than most hosts use in a week.

Savage listeners are going to be very disappointed.

Democrat Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comes out as Sephardic Jew

Glad we got that cleared up.

Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Jewish Heritage at Hanukkah Event: 'My Family Was Sephardic':

Incoming Democratic congresswoman says it's the first time she's shared her Jewish heritage in public: 'Our destinies are tied beyond our understanding'

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Cuban American Republican Loser in FL-27 Maria Salazar to Sean Hannity: "We are more American than you are"

About 245,000 votes were cast in the 2018 contest lost by Salazar. It was a supposedly safe Republican seat, but about 43,000 fewer votes were cast than in 2016. There seems to have been a distinct lack of enthusiasm all around. Neither Salazar nor the winner Shalala got anywhere near the votes the retiring incumbent received in 2016. The 73% Hispanic district ended up picking a 77 year old Lebanese dwarf instead of one of their own. Must've been something really wrong with Salazar. I wonder what it could have been.

Salazar made the remark on Friday's Sean Hannity Radio Program.

Comey's stonewalling the institutions just shows that the institutions are already finished: one side disrepects them

Open rebellion is sure to follow, and then a tyrant to quell the violence with maximum violence. It's just a question of when. Democracy doesn't die in darkness, as The Washington Post claims. It dies in the broad light of day for everyone to see, as they gather round and take pictures of it with their iPhones. 

He's the same as Hillary and the other Democrat liars to Congress, going back at least to Eric Holder.

November 2018 climate update for Grand Rapids, Michigan, goes from hot to cold like someone flipped a switch

Grand Rapids, Michigan, Climate Update for November 2018:

Max temp 52 (lowest on record), Mean Max temp 66
Min temp 20, Mean Min temp 17
Av temp 34.6 (10th coldest on record), Mean Av temp 39.1
Precip 2.73, Mean precip 2.84
Snow 14.4, Mean snow 6.3
Heating Degree Days 908, Mean HDD 770

By heating degree days, November 2018 was 18% colder than normal and the 10th coldest November on record.

Pat Buchanan blames Clinton, Bush 43 and Obama for squandering away the world Bush 41 gave us

Jawohl, the Baby Boom presidents, except Pat won't yet admit that Trump is simply Squanderbucks IV.

Was it not the three presidents who sat so uncomfortably beside President Donald Trump at the state funeral of 41?

Bill McGurn is right: Impeachment is about whatever the House says it's about, because it's political, not criminal

Saturday, December 8, 2018

One more time, Democrat General Michael Flynn is not a criminal but a victim of an Obama political hit job

What was Flynn's real sin?

As the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) from July 2012 until he was forced out in August 2014, he clashed mightily with the Obama administration's policies on ISIS and the Iran nuclear deal, among other things. As a result, the decorated general put himself "on the wrong side of history" and at odds with the Obama-friendly deep state.

The outspoken general continued to rock the boat after he left the administration.

For instance, in November 2015 during an appearance on Fox News, Flynn called for an investigation into the ISIS intel-skewing scandal, recommending that it "start right at the top."

"Where intelligence starts and stops is at the White House," Flynn said. "The president sets the priorities and he's the number one customer. So if he's not getting the intelligence that he needs and he's not paying attention to what else is going on, then something else is going wrong between him and the advisers that he has."

Obama already despised Flynn. But his hate likely turned to fear when his former DIA decided to throw his support behind Donald J. Trump, another boat-rocker who had a real chance of winning.

As Sheld noted, Obama made a point after the 2016 election of advising Trump not to hire Flynn. But Trump didn't listen.

Next thing Flynn knew, government spies were listening in on his innocuous phone conversations with Kislyak, his name was unmasked by someone in the Obama administration, and the contents of the call were leaked to the Washington Post (which remains the only serious crime to have emerged in the Russia investigation). ...

On January 12, 2017, a "high-ranking" Obama official leaked Flynn's intercept to David Ignatius at the Washington Post, which is a felony.

The achievements of his excellency Squanderbucks IV

Friday, December 7, 2018

FL-27 Republican loser Maria Elvira Salazar's arrogance was front and center immediately after her primary win in August

Today on Hannity's show this loser told Hannity that Hispanic people like her "make better Americans than you".

Her defeat has done nothing to put any humility in her.

“I don’t think it’s going to be hard [to win in November]. Ileana won by 10 points and she’s very much loved,” Salazar said. “It’s going to be a seamless transition between Ileana and myself.”

At an election night watch party in Westchester, Salazar was joined by Ros-Lehtinen, former U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and the parents of U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, who won the primary Tuesday night in Florida’s 26th Congressional District.

That fool Sean Hannity had arrogant, horrible candidate Maria Salazar on his radio program today, let her say she lost by 2 points when she lost by 6