Wednesday, July 31, 2019

That was a typo, they meant 2024, not 2014. Weak pinkie finger is unpredictable.

Thank God CNN's Brian Stelter warned us that The Babylon Bee is a fake news site

Still can't figure out why he deleted that tweet about it, though. Rumor has it it had something to do with someone explaining to Brian that The Babylon Bee was in reality the intelligent man's The Onion. Oh, as Rush might say.

Today marks the end of the two week period in Grand Rapids, MI which is on average the hottest period of the year

And for most of it it was damn uncomfortable wearin' shoes as usual, so I didn't.

Marianne Williamson wins Drudge poll

Marianne Williamson captured the nation's imagination like no one else in last night's debate

Marianne Williamson was last night's clear winner, and the left immediately goes to DEFCON 1: NBC attacks saying her real name is Marianne Individualism

Marianne Williamson's Democratic debate performance raised eyebrows. But she's no friend of the left. :

The self-help guru’s supposedly empowering rhetoric masks a mean-spirited individualism that would lead to harmful policies if she were somehow elected. ... Williamson is a good illustration of how a creeping hippie Reaganism can actually hurt progressive ideals. ... Williamson's approach is not an accident or an aberration. It's the natural outgrowth of an individualistic, reactionary ideology which calls first for internal spiritual renewal rather than for systemic cultural and political change. There's a direct line from such thinking to blaming poor people for their poverty or insisting that welfare payments corrupt recipients. Neoliberalism, whether of the left or the right, ends up blaming marginalized people for their own oppression. And once you've blamed them for their own suffering, you shuffle off any obligation to change things to help them, or to make the world more just.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Clash of the Lilliputians Part One

The overall economic growth rate since the year 2000 has contracted by over 47% from the previous eighteen year period under Reagan, Bush 41 and Clinton

There isn't an expert alive who can get you out of the time share these people are trying to sell you

Trump ensures that the news cycle is about one odious Democrat thing after another, not about the ideas of the twenty or so hyenas seeking the Democrat nomination for president

Beto O'Rourke spotted leaving Baltimore

It's obvious from the data that in the states with the worst rat-infested cities like Chicago, LA, NYC, Detroit, Philly, Cleveland, Dallas and Miami, the wider population instinctively protects itself by keeping more cats

Rahm Emanuel tries in vain to help Democrats unscrew themselves after Miami debates

Before our party promises health care coverage to undocumented immigrants . . ..

Before we start worrying about whether the Boston Marathon bomber can vote . . ..

And before we promise a guaranteed minimum income to healthy adults who prefer to stay home and play video games . . ..

AP hopes Trump's in trouble for 2020 based on random interviews with 36+ suburban women, admits they are Democrat voters twenty paragraphs in

Gee, what a shock, right? Democrat base voters recoil at Trump because he's icky.

Suburban women recoil as Trump dives into racial politics:

Such women are an electoral threat to the president in large part because women outnumber and outvote men, noted Kelly Dittmar, a political science professor and a scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

“They are especially vital because they are base voters for Democrats. They vote for Democrats in larger numbers than men, but for Republicans, they are also important because they have tended to be a larger proportion of swing voters,” Dittmar said.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Great, State of Michigan flying the fag flag is the same as flying POW flags and university flags

[Governor Whitmer] also announced the flag order on Twitter, accompanied by a video and photo of the flags. But that tweet prompted more than 100 responses from people angry with the move, with many saying that a small segment of the population shouldn't be singled out for such an honor.

That was the point [Lynn] Afendoulis tried to make with her bill, but the Twitter response was just as quick. By noon on Friday, more than 6,200 people liked Whitmer's veto threat and several hundred people noted that flags honoring such groups as POWs (prisoners of war) and universities often flew on state buildings and would be banned under Afendoulis' legislation.

Obama stole neo-liberal healthcare mandate from Hillary, who stole it from "conservative" Heritage Foundation

There is no difference between forcing you to buy health insurance and taking your money to pay for Medicaid and Medicare.

Everyone is for tyranny.

LOL: Rat-infested cities tend to be Democrat cities

Trump’s Attack on Baltimore Doesn’t Go Far Enough:

Take a look at the eight other cities that beat Baltimore on Orkin’s rattiest cities list. What do they all have in common? We’ll, let’s see:

Chicago hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1931. Philadelphia last saw a Republican mayor in 1952, Detroit in 1962. San Francisco has been Democrat-controlled since 1964. Washington, D.C., has never had a Republican mayor.

In Los Angeles, Democrats have run the city in all but eight of the past 58 years, in New York, it’s eight in the past 74 (not counting John Lindsay, who switched parties while in office). Cleveland’s been run by Democrats in all but 16 of the past 78 years.

Indeed, if you want to see what liberal Democratic policies tend to produce, go to any one of those cities, or other Democratic strongholds. Democrats promise to help the poor and downtrodden, grow the middle class, make life more fair. But their policies consistently produce the opposite.

These cities are rife with crime. Baltimore ranks No. 1 for robberies and No. 2 for murders. Many of the other rat-infested cities also rank high for violent crimes. Their infrastructure is crumbling. The middle class has largely abandoned them. 

And far from tackling inequality, Democrats have made it worse. Washington, San Francisco and New York are all in the top 10 for biggest income inequality levels, according to the Brookings Institution. Other Democrat cities — Providence, Miami, Boston, New Orleans — are also on the list.

Washington, San Francisco, New York, Detroit, and Cleveland are also among the 10 worst-run cities, according to WalletHub. Three other Democratic strongholds — Oakland, Flint, Hartford — make WalletHub’s worst-run list.


LOL October 2018: "Baltimore On Most Rat-Infested Cities List Again: Orkin"

While Baltimore showed progress from last year, it still made the top 10 on Orkin's list of "Rattiest Cities.":

  1. Chicago
  2. Los Angeles
  3. New York
  4. Washington, DC
  5. San Francisco
  6. Detroit
  7. Philadelphia
  8. Cleveland
  9. Baltimore
  10. Denver


LOL only WE can say it: In Dec 2015 these two men both called Baltimore's conditions "third world" level

Bernie Sanders' Baltimore visit: hold the Isis, let's focus on 'third world' US cities:

Bernie Sanders: [A]nyone who took the walk we took today around this neighbourhood would not think you were in a wealthy nation, you would think you were in a third world country.

Jamal Bryant: We are 45 miles from the White House and it doesn’t even look like we are in America. It looks like we are in a third world country.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

First hit: "Top ten rat infested places"






10 Most Rat-Infested Cities in the Western World:


10. Detroit (all mayors Democrats since 1962)
09. Boston (all mayors Democrats since 1930)
08. Paris (come on, without the French America wouldn't be rat infested America, man!)
07. Chicago (all mayors Democrats since 1931)
06. BALTIMORE (all mayors Democrats since 1967)
05. London (come on, without the British America wouldn't be rat infested America, man!)
04. Atlanta (all mayors Democrats since 1879)
03. New Orleans (all mayors Democrats since 1872)
02. Houston (all mayors Democrats since 1982)
01. New York (approximately 76 years of Democrat mayors since 1898 vs. 36 Republican, 9 "other")

Economic shrinkage illustrated: Average consumption post-Great Recession has collapsed by 42%

Average 4.3% PCE up to year 2000, 2.5% post-Great Recession:

Incompetent Trump's tax cut for corporations at end of 2017 resulted in a surge of stock buybacks, not jobs

Way to go, Brownie!

You talkin' to me?

Incompetent Trump's crime bill results are in and nearly 2,000 of the wrong kind of people have been released already

Friday, July 26, 2019

US House advances Bipartisan Budget Act to the Senate 284-149, sets discretionary spending at about $1.37 trillion for both of the next two fiscal years and suspends debt ceiling

65 Republicans voted for the damn thing, not that it mattered substantively. The thing otherwise would have passed 219-214 even if the 16 Democrats who voted "nay" still had done so. It's a 235-197-1 Democrat-controlled US House.

Roll call vote 511 is here.

The real crime is a Republican president is going to sign it, not using his greatest weapon, the veto, to get any number of things he claims he wants.

Obviously he doesn't really want what he says he wants.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Over 80% of females in Somalia undergo genital mutilation, so Ilhan Omar understandably doesn't want to go there, because it may have happened to her

She was ten when her family had to flee, the average age when the procedure is performed.



Grow up already, Mueller was a piker compared to Lawrence Walsh, who harassed Ronald Reagan and Bush 41 for 6 years

Very disappointed in President Trump for being unable to act ... Trump has let down the lawful citizenry of the US ... I watched as our border patrol was being overwhelmed by illegal invaders ... the president doesn't really care for real Americans! #FreeAmericansFromTrump

LOL: NeverTrumper Charlie Sykes nearly as popular as communism at AMERICA: THE JESUIT REVIEW

Hey Rush Limbaugh, here's your evidence you can't seem to remember: Russia duped Michael Moore

You knew this was coming, right?

Hey Paul Sperry, you crumb, this amazing specimen has died, aged 75, and Robert S. Mueller III is still alive

About damn time: US Attorney General restarts the execution machine, 5 to be scheduled with 57 others on death row in the pipeline


Democrats have a messaging problem when the venerable London Times concludes their star witness wasn't so stellar

LOL: CNN calls US House vote supporting 2-state solution and opposing boycott, divestment, sanctions movement "divisive" when it passed 398-17

Roll call vote 497 is here.

The headline is correct in one sense, however: Both hard left and hard right are cracking up.

The former leader of the Rebel Alliance, Justin Amash, ignominiously abandoned the fight to vote "present" with four other courageous Democrats cowardly lions, leaving his wingman Thomas Massie of Kentucky to cast the lone Republican "nay" vote.

Massie strangely thought it a good idea to associate himself with the likes of Democrats AOC, Omar and Tlaib, apparently rushing to fill in for Squad member Ayanna Pressley, who inexplicably abandoned her compatriots and voted "yea", proving once again that the true meaning of libertarianism is the freedom to be anti-Semitic.


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

US House votes overwhelmingly to stop robocalls, except for Justin Amash and 2 others

The roll call vote is here.

Black Georgia pot callin' the Cuban kettle black: legislator told the white guy to go back where he came from, not the other way around

Governor Stacey Abrams really should do something about this.

Sounds to me like Robert Mueller is saying we need to go back to registration restriction, photo id, election day voting and paper ballots

I'm all in!

Paul E. Sperry has no clue whatsover what it's like to be 74, or that the average age of death for men in the US is just 76

Bugger off, mate.

In sharp contrast to Donald Trump Boris Johnson fired everybody upon taking office, a sign he actually might succeed

A "brutal cull" not seen in 60 years.

Bush 41 did the same and ultimately failed because he betrayed Ronald Reagan, so we'll see, now won't we?

Alt-right kinda slow on the uptake

You are only seven months behind the curve, buddy.

The guy held over 300 rallies in 2015 and 2016 where he pretty much kept saying the same old thing over and over again, so he became tiresome long ago to anyone who was paying serious attention

The pissing off came early and comes often because he's not delivering and now in fact is doing the opposite of what he promised.

His signature issue lies in ruins even as he's about to sign a spending bill the likes of which he promised he'd never sign again.

And we used to joke that Obama's statements all came with an expiration date. Trump's statements evaporate like self-destructing phone messages.

Actually he's a bigger moral trainwreck than Trump will ever be, so there's that

The once free world deserves these two.

Meh: Trump steaks, Trump wines, Trump immigration enforcement

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

By Trump's own logic he and Congress should be ineligible for office in 2020 for upcoming deficit spending orgy

Newsweek's communist spin machine calls Bernie Sanders' cutting the hours of staff in order to pay $15 an hour "better hours"

Bernie Sanders Campaign Responds to $15 Minimum Wage Controversy with Better Hours for Staff:

Bernie Sanders will limit the amount of time his organizers can work to guarantee that no one is making less than $15 per hour

Message for Squad members: Just being born here won't protect you from execution if you commit treason

These two, executed in 1953 by electric chair, were both born in Manhattan:

Black Georgia state lawmaker checkout line hoaxer turns out to be long time fan of hoaxer Jussie Smollett

Every. Damn. Time.

Honestly, the first thing I thought of was "the bartender needs a drink", not a 9mm

10 years after Santelli's rant against Obama's proposed bailout of your neighbor's mortgage, National Review pretends it was about deficit spending

You will search in vain in this article for the word "mortgage".

If the Tea Party had been about any one thing, it was about the moral hazard of bailouts. A sizeable minority of the American people perceived that bailouts made them chumps, dutifully following the rules and accepting their obligations while bankrupt businesses and bankrupt homeowners did neither. 

By Brian Riedl, long-time research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, the article illustrates better than anything how the interests of establishment conservatism co-opted the Tea Party movement in 2011, just as establishment Republicanism co-opted Trumpism in 2017.

"Let's steal this energy and make it about something else".

Every. Damn. Time. 

Horrified by Washington spenders, CNBC’s Rick Santelli stood on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on February 19, 2009, and called for a “tea party” to end the bailouts, stimulus payments, and red ink. Grassroots tea-party groups formed — further enraged by the later enactment of an expensive new Obamacare entitlement — and helped Republicans capture the House in 2010 with a stunning 63-seat pickup and also pick up seven Senate seats.

Trump thinks winning a war is about killing people when it's about killing their ability to make war

Afghanistan could have been over and done with before the end of 2001 by destroying all the infrastructure: roads, water projects, dams, electric power stations and grid, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, nuking the poppy fields on the way out.

Not one American life need have been sacrificed, nor 10 million Afghan lives, not that we should care about the rag-headed heathen bastards.

But we are not a serious country.

Venezuela north: 230,000 still without power in Michigan as of Monday morning and many will be until Thursday

The massive outages seem to mostly be affecting DTE customers in the east side of the state as Consumers Energy is reporting only about 35,000 customers currently without power.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Latest estimates put more than 800,000 without electric power in immediate aftermath of Michigan storms

At one point in the immediate aftermath of Friday night and Saturday’s storms, nearly 600,000 DTE customers lost power [in Southeast Michigan]. Consumers Energy had about 67,000 homes and businesses still without power [Sunday night], compared to the 220,000 of its customers affected overall [in West Michigan]. ... DTE officials called the multiple storms one of the worst events its crews have ever dealt with. ... Since Friday, DTE says it has receive [sic] reports of more than 2,000 downed wires.

Temperatures in Grand Rapids, MI collapsed from 85 to 71 after 1:53am Saturday July 20th as storms knocked out power to thousands in West Michigan

The Sams Club in Kentwood lost power in the early morning storm, closing down the store and gas station for the day Saturday, which is quite unusual.

Workers there were observed after 1:00pm at the rear of the building tossing no longer refrigerated and frozen foods.

Consumers Energy crews were observed near the intersection with the store attempting to restore power in the sweltering heat.

The heat index not much later soared to 108 by 2:53pm.

A second round of storms after 4:00pm Saturday crashed actual air temperatures from 89 to 74, complicating the on-going power restoration efforts.

While there are outages across the state, the Southeast Side of Michigan has the highest concentration. DTE Energy this morning said 375,000 of its customers remain without electricity after what it called the “worst storm” its line workers have dealt with this year.

" ... The weather event downed 1,100 power lines, making this the worst storm our region has experienced this year and one of the largest since the March 2017 wind storm," the utility said. ...

In West Michigan and the central part of the state, Consumers Energy was reporting about 122,000 customers without power today. Great Lakes Energy added to the tally with nearly 5,000 outages, mostly in Lake, Oceana and Osceola counties. ...

While there were strong wind gusts across the Lower Peninsula on Saturday, the most damaging happened in the areas of Kent and Ottawa counties [in West Michigan], the National Weather Service said. The damaging winds that took the house apart in the Jenison area were described as a “microburst.”