Cold Fury

Harshing your mellow since 9/01

If you want blood

More from the fount of all balls-out douchebaggery.

In his final New Rule of the season, Bill Maher calls on Americans to put aside their political differences.

And does so smarmily, sanctimoniously, and insincerely, as one would expect. In fact, he gets busy right away with a pluperfect illustration of exactly why rapprochement is neither possible nor desirable. To wit:

“Lately we’ve been hearing more and more about a second civil war which sounds impossible in this modern, affluent country. It is not,” Maher said. “We talk about Trump as an existential threat, but his side sees Democratic control of government the exact same way. When both sides believe the other guy taking over means the end of the world, yes, you can have a civil war.”

“Yes, I have said things like that but I’m going to try to stop because I have learned that the anti-intellectualism on the right doesn’t come primarily through stupidity it comes from hate. Telling people that you think they’re irredeemable is what makes them say ‘You know what, I’d rather side with Russia than you.'”

Okay, he’s right about the part I boldfaced; I admit, I DO hate his arrogant, egotistical ass.

Stand back in slack-jawed wonder, folks: the man claims he’s “going to try to stop…” and in the SAME FUCKING SENTENCE, insultingly dismisses us as “anti-intellectual,” “stupid,” and driven by irrational, unreasoning “hate.” Why? Because we voted for someone he doesn’t like…and we won. No other reason.

Stupefying, isn’t it? Can it really be possible that Maher has his head stuffed so far up his own ass that he can’t see a problem with such slanderous insults? Can he really be unaware that such derogation can only inspire the very hatred he claims to be concerned about? That it would take an insensate clod indeed not to react quite negatively to such taunting? That if this country does descend into civil war and chaos, HE—along with his fellow self-proclaimed “elite” Leftists and their flat refusal to abide by the results of the 2016 election—will be to blame for striking the spark that ignites the conflagration? Is it even remotely possible that ANYBODY is that stupid? That bereft of the slightest trace of self-awareness, of empathy, of tolerance, of a sense of proportion and human decency?

No; I can’t buy it, I just can’t. Seems more likely to me that this sorry excuse for a man isn’t worried that “there will be blood.” He’s worried that there WON’T be. Because from where I’m sitting, it sure looks like he’s actively trying to instigate it.

But wait, it gets even better yet:

“We are going to have to learn to live with each other or else there will be blood,” Maher said. “So don’t freak out if Ellen [DeGeneres] sits next to George Bush at a football game. Bush was not my idea of a good president but I never worried that he was going to lock up his political opponents or reporters or me.”

If you can’t see the difference between that and Donald Trump then Democrats are doomed,” he added.

Izzat so, Stable Genius? Tell ya what: get back to me when Trump actually, y’know, LOCKS SOME OF YOU PRICKS UP, whydon’tcha. Locks you up, that is, NOT for violent protest/riots, gang-assaulting elderly Trump supporters, driving them public spaces, or conspiring to spy on and overthrow the duly-elected President illegally. Because I have to tell you, you simpering pantywaists look mighty foolish bleating and weeping about Nazis and Hitler and such from OUTSIDE the walls of a concentration camp or gulag—especially after so vilely attacking him, his wife, his children, and his supporters non-stop, since before he even took office.

No, if Trump is actually a Nazi, a fascist, the second coming of Der Fuhrer his own self, he sure is a feeble and lousy one. Every day you mentally-deficient juveniles spend free, above ground, and physically whole is a stronger rebuke to your unhinged venom and exaggerated paranoia than any I can think of right offhand. You folks really need to dial it back a bit; you’re making abject fools of yourselves, and that’s the very least of the problems your asinine play-acting presents.

Which is NOT to say that, should you twerps carry on as you have been, things will never change. It is only the forebearance of the decent people you so hatefully defame that has spared you miserable tapeworms till now. Your ability to riot, destroy, and thuggishly assault without consequence is NOT irrevocable, nor is it permanent. Word from Bon Scott:



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Trump The Disrupter Vs Business As Usual

Why on earth do they think Real Americans put him in the White House to start with, anyway?

In a functioning system, the head of the government sets foreign policy and the diplomats enact it. So naturally there’s not a chance of that in Washington. When Taylor and Kent whine that there seemed to be a “shadow foreign policy”, the shadow is theirs; they spent a day testifying that everything had been going ticketty-boo for decades just as they’d always done things – and then Trump came along and took a different view. Oh, my! Anyone would think that, as Barack Obama once proposed, “elections have consequences”.

As I said, any Tom, Dick or Harry can bandy Crimea, but it takes a career striped-pants Foggy Bottom public servant to toss in “Donbas” with gay abandon. It would have been interesting to see whether Adam Schiff or anyone else in the room could have found Donbas on a map. The odds of pinning the tail on the Donbas blindfolded are better. It’s bordered to the north, east and south-east by Russia, so it’s akin to the Russian foreign ministry regarding northern Mexico as a vital national-security interest of Moscow’s.

In fact, northern Mexico is a vital national-security interest of America’s, but, under the mass wankerization of public policy, Perma-Beltway cares more about the borders of Ukraine than it does about the borders of the United States.

The proper response to George Kent bleating about “our strategic aim for the entirety of my foreign service career” is to advise him to join the Council on Foreign Relations and write a widely unread book. Instead, Kent rode on deeper into the valley of delusion:

Ukraine is on a path to become a full security partner of the United States within NATO.

By “full security partner”, that means that, if Quebec annexes New Hampshire, Ukraine will be obligated to come to America’s defense. It also means that the next time Putin invades Donbas America will be going to war with Russia.

If you’re wondering why that’s in America’s interest, fellow highly esteemed – or at least highly self-esteemed – foreign-service grandee William Taylor was there to second the motion:

Ukraine is a strategic partner of the United States, important for the security of our country.

Does any rational person believe either half of that sentence? Ukraine is endemically corrupt and its principal exports are, to London and Paris “escort” agencies, its comely if unibrowed blondes and, to America, Hunter Biden’s monthly stipend. Ukraine is a “strategic partner” of the Biden Family trust fund, and one can see that it might be inconvenient for sleazy corrupt princelings thereof to have to find new oligarchs to be on the take from. But out there in America Trump was elected because Americans think “the security of our country” starts on the Rio Grande not the Donets.

We all sympathize with the Ukrainian people. They’ve had it tough. They used to be “The Ukraine”, but some oligarch filched their definite article and smuggled it to Cyprus to pay for a “business associate” of Hunter’s to get a ski chalet in Courchevel. Nevertheless, some of us think that a self-governing people has the right to have the lawfully elected head of the executive branch make his own foreign policy, even for a full vital indispensable security partner such as Ukraine. If Ukrainian policy can never be changed, what’s the point of elections?

Ahh, but there’s the rub: if the Democrat-Socialists and Deep State malefactors have their way, there will BE no point to elections. After decades of their insidious, metastasizing rot, we’re far too close to that point already. Trump’s only crime is actually OUR crime, and our crime is that we had the temerity to elect someone from outside the wholly corrupt and unaccountable Mordor On The Potomac shadow-state system, hoping against hope that he would prove sincere about his declared intent to dismantle the abominable thing.

And yes, firing Swamp critters is a big, big part of that.

It makes perfect sense that he would remove conspirators in this effort to try to get rid of him. It makes perfect sense that he would do this. It makes perfect sense that he would use people that don’t have ties to these other people, like Giuliani. It makes perfect sense that he would use his friends and people he trusts to both implement American foreign policy, his version of it. That’s what he was elected to do. And to run interference for him and to protect him from being undermined and sabotaged by these people.

Trump has been undermined and sabotaged from inside the Oval Office, the whistleblower, illegally leaking lies to the Washington post, New York Times. Illegally leaking transcripts of Trump’s phone calls. Trump knows he can’t trust any of these people. So he’s finding ways to do end-runs around them. We have Obama holdovers that are now being characterized as the greatest diplomats in the history of the country, and they are only interested in serving their country, blah, blah, blah, blah.

They are participating in a coup. There is a mutiny. It is ongoing. These hearings are part of it. There are massive abuses of power here that are not engaged in by Donald Trump. Whether you want to call it that or not. We have Adam Schiff running a disguised series of campaign ads. This isn’t even an impeachment inquiry. Pelosi’s admitted it. They haven’t voted on it yet. This is nothing more than part of the 2020 campaign.

The SEC needs to examine what is happening here because this is nothing more than a series of political ads that are being run under the guise of an impeachment hearing. So when Trump responds to it, as he did today with a tweet, I totally understand it. He’s been denied due process. They have not let him be present in any of these closed-door meetings or his representatives. They have not let his legal team get anywhere near this.

Trump is being told he has to stand aside and shut up while they mount case after case of bogus lies after bogus lies. He’s just got to sit there and do it because that’s what protocol dictates. Trump says, you know what? I don’t play it that way. I’m not going to sit by while you run a seek-and-destroy campaign on me. He never has sat idly by and let it happen.

My support for Donald Trump has never been greater than it is right now. It is paramountly obvious watching this. These people have to go. They are undermining the American people by attempting to undermine the man they elected as president. They are running continued efforts of sabotage, insubordination. It all adds up to a coup. We’re learning that they are ill-suited for their jobs, and that’s to put it in the mildest possible way.

You elected Donald Trump to drain the swamp. Well, dismissing people like Yovanovitch is what it looks like. Dismissing people like Kent, dismissing people like Taylor, dismissing everybody involved from the Obama holdover days trying to undermine Trump, getting rid of those people, dismissing them, this is what it looks like. It was never going to be clean. They were never going to sit by idly and just allow Trump to do this.

I know a lot of people don’t understand what’s happening here. I know a lot of people watching cable news are watching analysis of this from people who are in Washington and cannot help but be seduced by it. But watching this from outside, with as much objectivity and clarity as possible, it’s not complicated at all what’s going on here.

No, it really isn’t. Elsewhere, Charlie Daniels—yes, THAT Charlie Daniels—gives weedy, effeminate coup-conspirator Pencil-Neck Schitt the back of his meaty hand.

Congressman Adam Schiff has done something most unique, he has become judge, jury, prosecuting attorney, defense attorney, appellate court, and even an unwitting witness in his headlong, tunnel vision rush to remove a duly elected president.

It is literally scary to me that a man like Adam Schiff could even be in Congress, much less the chairman of a powerful committee.

While Mr. Schiff preens for the camera and tries to manufacture evidence, the people of California are forced to step around human feces and used hypodermic needles to walk down the streets of their cities, the middle class is leaving in alarming numbers, the tax burden is chasing businesses out of the state and, with its sanctuary status, it has become a haven for criminals and drug gangs.

Yeah, well, the people of California voted for the bug-eyed asshole, so the people of California are getting precisely what they deserve. The thing that’s “literally scary” to me is the prospect of those people fanning out into the saner parts of America like a plague of locusts, to spread the same sort of destruction they wrought in Cali by putting more Schitt types in office to ruin their new abodes.

Well, rave on, Mr. Schiff, do your worst, it will only make your failure even more bitter, and if I may use the words of Mr. Shakespeare to sum up, you are, “a poor player who struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. Sound and fury signifying nothing.”

Give Schitt credit for one thing: he has stones enough to take a real gamble. He’s put his whole stake on the table with a lousy pair of deuces in hand, hoping against hope that he can bluff his way through somehow. Doesn’t make him courageous or heroic, mind. It makes him a reckless, arrogant fool.

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Due process

Not allowed.

It’s our choice for president that is being challenged. You get due process under our glorious Constitution when you are about to have your individual rights infringed – like having your freedom or money taken. President Trump has no individual right to be president. It’s a position that we citizens gave him in order to work for us. The presidency is not his, any more than being a colonel meant the eagle belonged to me. The real due process rights at issue here belong to us, America’s citizens, who are faced with the prospect of having our right to choose our president infringed upon.

In other words, when no one is allowed to put on a defense to the impeachment inquisition, it’s not Trump who is being deprived of his due process rights. It’s the American people who are being deprived of their due process rights.

Due process means a chance to have your say, to tell your side of the story. We all used to accept that everyone has a right to make their case. Now, sometimes that may be hard – if the Five-O catches an axe murderer with a dripping hatchet and a tatt on his forehead that says “I (heart emoji) Mayhem” and he just starred in a YouTube video titled, “I Just Went On An Axe Murder Frenzy” he’s probably going to have an uphill battle to acquittal. But it would never occur to us not to tell him the charges, and to let his lawyer ask questions and call witnesses in front of an impartial judge and jury. Due process is not about a result but about giving everyone a chance to tell his side of the story. 

Until now, it seemed we all agreed on that. But, as in so many other ways, it appears that our ruling caste thinks that Trump is such a special case that we have to make an exception to the rules for him. Perhaps it’s because of how Trump destroys norms and stuff.

Is it too much to ask Adam Schiff to do the same basic things for the American people in this process that a dude accused of tearing mattress tags would get?

Depends. Did Tag Tearer Dude vote for Trump, or no? In the end, it all comes down to the stark truth expressed in this most telling of memes:

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‘Nuff said.

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Change of heart

Bed: made. You already know the second part of that venerable phrase.

NBC News wants you to pity Hoda Muthana, and who are you, O mortal, to answer back to NBC News? Hoda is a simple, down-to-earth, hijab-wearing Alabama gal who decided one day to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS). But hey, everyone makes mistakes, right? “I want to have my own car,” pines Hoda, and how could you possibly resist such an all-American appeal?

Only the most grudging “Islamophobe” would dare to note that Hoda’s desire to have her own car is downright chilling in light of her earlier call for Muslims in America to “go on drive-bys, and spill all of their blood” – that is, the blood of the unbelievers that Hoda can’t wait to return and live among now.

But surely Hoda Muthana herself wouldn’t take her brand new car and use it for one of those drive-bys she wanted, would she? Of course not: she says she “regrets every single thing” she said in those halcyon days of the Islamic State, and thinks it is only just to let her come back to her Sweet Home Alabama: “Anyone that believes in God believes that everyone deserves a second chance, no matter how harmful their sins were.”

Um, well, not exactly, no. Not precisely. Those of us who believe in God know full well that there’s also a Hell involved in the whole bargain, see.

NBC News certainly agrees. Hoda, NBC tells us, spoke to them from a “refugee camp in Syria where she and her 2-year-old son, Adam, live in a tent.” She “now claims to reject the extremist ideology that she once espoused so freely online,” but that isn’t good enough for “Islamophobic” American officials: she faces, says NBC, “an uphill battle to be allowed back into the U.S.”

I certainly damned hope so. The only way this bloodthirsty bint ought to be allowed back on our soil is to face a fair trial, to be promptly followed by a first-class hanging.

According to NBC, Hoda Muthana’s plight, her fear, her difficulty getting out of bed, her stomach aches, her headaches, her day-to-day struggle, is the fault of – who else? – President Trump, who said several months ago that he had ordered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to allow Hoda to reenter the United States. The Trump administration contends that Hoda is not an American citizen, for while she was born in New Jersey, she is the daughter of a Yemeni government official who was only here temporarily, and so is not entitled to birthright citizenship. Pompeo also bluntly stated the core of the problem with her returning to Alabama: “She’s a terrorist.”

That last overrides any specious claim to citizenship she may try to make, far as I’m concerned. She’s right where she needs to be—where she put herself, of her own free will—and that’s where she should stay. If that gives her and her bleeding-heart boosters at NBC Teh Sadz, well, I just hate it for the whole sorry lot of ’em.

Hoda frames herself differently. She wants us to believe she is just an American girl who wants an American life: “I want my son to be around my family, I want to go to school, I want to have a job and I want to have my own car.”

People in the aforementioned Bad Burny Place want ice water too, I bet. And I care just as much about whether they’re likely to get it as I do about whatever this Hooty McMurderwench wants, now or at any future juncture. IE: not one friggin’ iota.

Update! Annnnd STAY OUT.

A federal judge just ruled that an ISIS bride who joined the terrorists as the daughter of a Yemeni diplomat is not a U.S. citizen and can’t come back to the U.S.

No America for her.

What made it a “surprise” to the New York Times is that the judge actually read the official paperwork and then made his ruling by the actual paperwork instead of the extended tears and flapdoodle sob stories from the Left, which most certainly included the Times itself. Get a load of the picture it’s still running, a full Virgin Mary chaste and starry-eyed look in a modest Marian blue veil for the self-chosen bride of the beheaders with three dead husbands.

The paperwork showed that while she was born to a Yemeni diplomat who left his job and remained in the U.S. as an illegal alien, the Yemeni government didn’t submit the paperwork until after Hoda was born. That means that if Pop had gotten on the road drunk and slammed into a van full of U.S. kids, he’d have been protected as a diplomat in the U.S. even if he wasn’t getting a paycheck from the Yemenis.

The Obama administration, slovenly as always, indifferent to citizenship as usual, apparently handed Hoda a U.S. passport, which she promptly burned upon her exodus as an ISIS bride in Syria. She used its issuance as part of her defense that she somehow was really a U.S. citizen.

Paperwork showed something else, though, and now she’s out on her ear, free to return to maybe Yemen if they’ll take her.

Yeah, good luck with all that, bitch. In light of all this, though, one really does have to wonder if her plea wasn’t a put-up job to get herself some wheels and run some infidels over at that. Either way, we’re well rid of her.

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“Has the Coup Already Happened?”

Yep—a long, long time ago.

Democrats in Congress, Democratic operatives in the deep state, and co-conspirators in the corporate leftist propaganda conglomerate are attempting to drive Trump from office. This hyperpartisan process rightly has been called an attempted coup. It is also a brazen fraud. In the immortal words of Woody Allen’s Fielding Melish, “it is a travesty…a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham.”

But in a deeper sense, isn’t it clear that the coup has already happened? By trying to overthrow the results of a presidential election, the political elite is merely showing its hand; America has an elite that believes it now rules in America. We have an elite that does not accept the American idea of government—government by, for, and of the people.

According to our self-selected rulers, the election of Hillary Clinton was the whole point of 2016.  They had designated Hillary to succeed Obama. She was to continue the project of fundamentally transforming America that was the focus of the Obama Administration. The voters were supposed to ratify the elite’s selection of Clinton.

It’s short and sweet, so that’s all I could in Fair Useness persuade myself to excerpt. But you shouldn’t let its brevity stop you from reading all of it.

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Wait, WHAT?

The irony, it burns like FIRE.

Can Republicans relearn how to accept political outcomes they don’t like?

Note: this is NOT the Bee. Incredible as it seems, the guy appears to be serious.

One occasionally hears liberals muse that even if Trump were to lose next year, he might simply refuse to vacate the White House. This seems a highly unlikely scenario, especially since there may be nothing Trump fears more than public humiliation. Instead, what is far more likely is that Trump would not have to be physically removed from the Oval Office, but would — starting immediately after Election Day and continuing into his post-presidential life — undertake a campaign to discredit the results.

He might claim, as he did after the 2016 election, that millions of people voted illegally against him.

Which is, y’know, true.

He might allege that a foreign country hacked the voting machines (not Russia, of course — Vladimir Putin would never do such a thing).

And it only took you three years, millions of dollars, and the whole Mueller fraudulent waste of time to admit it.

He’ll certainly object that the media were biased against him.

Which is, y’know, true.

All of it would be, in Trumpian style, unburdened by facts but nevertheless convincing to his devoted supporters.

Every last one of whom are a damned sight more knowledgeable, well-informed, and just plain honest than you are, apparently. A lot more loony logorrhea follows this stinking pile of puerile projection, ending thusly:

If those Republicans send a message that the election’s outcome was unfortunate but not cause for a revolution, things could calm down quickly. But I fear they may not have it in them, that the way they tried to delegitimize Barack Obama will be not half as bad as what they have in store for the next Democratic president.

We can only hope.

Trump might not have the attention span to lead a revolution, but Republicans know how to spend years sabotaging a president. As depressing as it is to say, that might be the best outcome we can hope for.

After the outrageous gyrations we’ve all spent the past three years witnessing from these gibbering, delusional maniacs, one can only stand back and admire the sheer balls on this guy for attempting to fob his own side’s refusal to accept defeat onto us, however hamhandedly he does it. This, mind, after we stoically endured eight years of His Most Puissant Majesty, Barry Soetero, without trying to launch a revolution. Hell, we didn’t even bring up doing away with the Electoral College—not even once. Matt Margolis puts the cherry on top:

Has Waldman not been paying attention for the last two-and-a-half years? Heck, the last ten? You can’t criticize Barack Obama’s policies without being accused of racism. No barrage of facts is enough to sully their perception of Obama’s messianic status. Meanwhile, after eight years of deluding themselves into believing Obama’s infallibility, they’ve convinced themselves that Trump is the exact opposite, the embodiment of pure evil, who only got elected because Putin hacked our elections. To this day, despite all evidence to the contrary, the left still thinks Russia elected Trump, and have been obsessed with impeaching him from the start. Need I remind him that on January 20, 2017, the Washington Post, the same paper he wrote his piece for, published an article titled, “The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.”

Waldman says that Trump’s potential defeat, and the refusal to accept it, leaves a “genuine potential for violence.” Has he heard of Antifa? This goes to show you how true it is when the left accuses the right of doing something, it’s the left that is actually guilty of it.

Mike’s Iron Law of Liberalism holds true across the board—at all times, in all ways, each and EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

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So much for the “non-political” American military

Hadn’t considered this aspect, I must admit.

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council official, testified before congressional committees conducting an impeachment inquiry on October 29, wearing a full military uniform.

To date there has been no visible comment from U.S. military sanctioning Lt. Col. Vindman for his decision; or correcting the impression represented by Vindman’s military appearance. The willful blindness is concerning, but it gets much worse.

Beyond the debate about the optics of the “coup“, within the testimony of Lt. Col Vindman, the witness readily admits to understanding the officially established policy of the President of The United States (an agreement between President Trump and President Zelensky), and stunningly admits that two weeks later he was giving instructions to his Ukrainian counterpart to ignore those instructions and policies.

The coup against President Donald Trump went from soft, to hard.

So it would seem. But it was probably inevitable; the plotters fomenting the reversal of the 2016 election results by entirely illegitimate methods seem to lack even the concept of a brake on their actions; they recognize no limit or constraint on how far they’re willing to push this raw power-grab, so long as their seditious, anti-democratic skullduggery achieves the desired result. As Sundance says, the top brass bestowing tacit approval on the traitorous worm Vindman’s prefab “testimony” wearing the uniform he’s spent his entire career disgracing is disturbing indeed.

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“I am the anonymous whistleblower…”

Coo coo ca choo.

I am the anonymous whistleblower who blew the whistle on the Hillary Clinton corruption. Travelgate. Cattle futures. Whitewater, and the missing records of the Rose Law Firm. The Uranium One transfer of American uranium to Russian interests while Bill scandalously was getting paid huge speaking fees. How she joked and giggled about successfully defending a monster who had raped a child. How she sent the deceitful Susan Rice on four television talk shows in one day to lie to the American people about the real cause of the Benghazi massacre that saw our ambassador murdered, with Rice attributing the catastrophe to a stupid and unwatchable short YouTube video that almost no one ever viewed, even as Hillary secretly was emailing her daughter about the real and true cause of the disaster: an Arab Islamist jihad attack timed to coincide with September 11. How Hillary was using her email account illegally, endangering the foreign policy of the United States by emailing confidential and highly classified documents in channels that exposed them to being hacked and intercepted by our enemies, even as she maintained a private server in her home bathroom. How, when she was called upon to produce those emails, she destroyed 33,000 of them — an outright spoliation felony that would have landed any other American in prison long-term. How she lied to us, as though we all are idiots, telling us that those spoliated emails dealt with things like her yoga classes and buying Chelsea a wedding dress — 33,000 emails for yoga and a dress. We know she cannot contort herself into a lotus position — and we did not let her contort herself into the POTUS position. How she lied when she claimed to have braved bullets in Bosnia in 1996, when she in fact landed in a safe area where children gathered with flowers. How she even lied about being named for someone who in fact was not famously known yet at the time of her birth. And of course how she maneuvered campaign money through a Seattle law firm to subvert Trump with lies — as her campaign paid $5.6 million to Perkins Coie, and Perkins Coie retained Fusion GPS, which then hired Christopher Steele to compile the infamous fake dossier. And how, despite herself trying in every way to ingratiate herself with the Russians, she shamelessly declares one after another opponent — ranging across the spectrum from Donald Trump to Tulsi Gabbard to Jill Stein — as “Russian assets.”

I am the anonymous whistleblower who blew the whistle on the corruption of the Obamas. How Barack obtained a beautiful big house for himself on a nice piece of land through his corrupt relationship with convicted felon Tony Rezko. How Michelle Obama suddenly got a job as Vice President of Community Relations at the University of Chicago Hospital, at a $121,910 salary, after Barack was elected an Illinois state legislator … then got a salary hike to $$316,962 for the same job after Barack was elected to the U.S. Senate … and how one of Senator Obama’s first acts in office was to advance an earmark of more than one million dollars to that hospital … and how that job quietly was eliminated as the Obamas then moved on. How Barack secretly sent 400 million dollars in cash by plane to Iran. How Obama lied that his Obamacare would not force anyone to lose their doctors or health plans. How Obama lied on Fast and Furious … and on Lois Lerner weaponizing the IRS to persecute political opponents … and on his role in trying to subvert the Trump Presidency … and on his “stimulus” going to “shovel-ready jobs” … and half a billion wasted on Solyndra … and on the permanent limits of a “new normal” in the economy that never could boom again without a magic wand.

That’s the good rabbi Fischer ‘fessing up to these high crimes and misdemeanors; there’s lots more of it, and it’s lighthearted and even funny in a more or less bitter kind of way. But Dov tucks some very sober stuff in there along with it. To wit:

There is so much corruption in our politics. So much more and worse than candidate Donald Trump ever imagined when he campaigned on a promise to “drain the swamp.” The corruption is so pervasive and runs so deep that perhaps it cannot be drained. Today’s Democrats fight with whatever they have at their disposal; they cheat, lie, leverage their Corrupt Journalist Corps to advance their propaganda. They hold closed-door hearings and then selectively leak out of context. They have no fear of being exposed because the Corrupt Journalist Corps are in on the fix. The only exposure that ever comes at all is when they all run against each other for a Presidential nomination, so of necessity attack and expose each other publicly. By contrast, the vast majority of Republicans do not know how to fight. They are limp-wristed wimps, Girlie Men, best epitomized by a Mitt Romney who agrees to allow a CNN Democrat Leftist to conduct a crucial Presidential debate unilaterally, then gets himself interrupted by her repeatedly in the middle of that debate when she joins his opponent, Obama, in a lie … and then stands like a deer in headlights incapable of or unwilling to defend himself like a man and fight back because “that is not nice.”

A long ‘un indeed, as I said, but trust me when I say you want to read every word. It’s one of Fischer’s best ever, which is saying something.

Update! More “whistleblower” DB
seriousness.

Despite the broad knowledge of Ciaramella’s identity as the leaker – that’s really all he is – the fake news media has been so intimately complicit in the impeachment scam that literally every major outlet has played along with the pretense that he somehow deserves protection under a “whistleblower” law that doesn’t even apply to accusations made against any sitting president. As an arm of RealClearPolitics, a news aggregation site whose average of polls is regularly cited by every major news organization on a daily basis, RealClearInvestigations is in fact a part of the mainstream media and thus became the first to break through that solid wall of conspiratorial media silence Wednesday night.

“Everyone knows who he is. CNN knows. The Washington Post knows. The New York Times knows. Congress knows. The White House knows. Even the president knows who he is,” said Fred Fleitz, a former CIA analyst.

While conservative websites like The Gateway Pundit and The Conservative Treehouse revealed the leaker’s likely identity weeks ago, it was important for a mainstream media outlet to break through that conspiratorial wall in order to deny the ability of Democrat activist outlets to claim Ciaramella’s identity was somehow “confidential.” That excuse is now gone, although most of those outlets – including the increasingly swampy Fox News – continue to refuse to report the story this morning.

Make no mistake about it, that wall of conspiratorial silence constituted a direct assault not just on President Donald Trump, whose presidency is threatened by the false accusations made by this deep state functionary, but on the American people and their right to know who and what is behind all of this. The thought that the 2016 presidential election could be overturned based on accusations made by an accuser who would never be confronted by the accused or even identified to the public is the most un-American concept ever devised by political minds.

Perfectly true. Bad as that is, though, the real measure of the depths to which we have descended may be how unsurprising it is that they’d attempt it.

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Toxic masculinity

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the next President of the United States.

Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday defended his Twitter outing of the whistleblower who sparked the House impeachment probe against his father, while also calling the commander-in-chief “a counterpuncher” who has “got a pair.”

Appearing on ABC’s “The View,” the first son was grilled by the show’s co-hosts while hawking his new book in an interview that quickly degenerated into a heated shoutfest.

“I think the reality of the answer is the whistle-blower’s name was on a little website called the Drudge Report a couple of days ago. I literally quote tweeted an article that had the guy’s name in the title of the article,” Trump Jr. said.

Hell, according to this (via Bill), Schittforbrains himself outed the miserable worm:

Either Adam Schiff’s staff overlooked the name of alleged whistleblower Eric Ciaramella in the transcript of acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor before releasing it or Eric Ciaramella isn’t the whistleblower.

Turning Point USA’s Benny Johnson reported that on page 236 of Taylor’s transcript, Taylor is asked if the name “Eric Ciaramella” rings a bell for him. This question is asked by the Oversight Committee Republicans’ chief investigative counsel, Steve Castor.

There have been rumors that once Schiff’s staff saw that Ciaramella’s name had not been redacted, they pulled the transcript. However, as of this morning, his name is still unredacted on page 236.

Once again: Ciaramella is NOT a “whistleblower”; he is a criminal leaker, a nefarious and dishonest Deep State saboteur, and a co-conspirator in the still-ongoing coup attempt against the duly-elected President. But back to the far more edifying topic of Trump Jr.

He also said that news organizations were pursuing a whistleblower who said that ABC had spiked an expose on the late perv Jeffrey Epstein.

“ABC is right now chasing down a whistleblower about all of the Epstein stuff because those stories were killed,” said Trump Jr., who appeared on the show with his gal pal Kimberly Guilfoyle to push his book, “Triggered: How The Left Thrives On Hate And Wants To Silence Us.”

“What’s the difference? I’m a private citizen putting this out there.”

Oh, we all know the difference well enough by now, thanks. Money quote:

“Part of being president is having a pair that can take whatever he comes towards you. My father’s got a pair. No sitting president has taken the heat that President Trump has,” he said.

“He was under constant attack by the same people. When he’s under attack by the establishment, but the reality is, he’s a counterpuncher, and as a conservative, I would hope you would appreciate that conservatives haven’t been known for fighting back for a very long time,” Trump Jr. asserted.

“We have ceded ground to the liberals and the liberal elite for decades by not actually fighting back. I understand we can keep going back to character. I think he has great character.”

As do I, the wailing of the Democrat-Socialists and their Enemedia yap-dogs notwithstanding. They’re simply unaccustomed to any but the most timid, feeble pushback from their partners in the Vichy GOPe, all of it just for show anyway. It enrages them no end to have to deal with a real President who puts America first, loves its people, and fully intends to do his utmost to make it great again. It’s quite a change for them, and for all of us.

I’ve said all along that I didn’t think even eight years of Trump would be enough to get that Sisyphean job done. But take those eight years and then add on eight more with Don Jr—who is even more pugnacious and unintimidated by the thuggish Left than his father is, bless them both—and we just might get something accomplished along those lines after all. Run Junior, run!

Update! Can’t get enough of that Don Jr stuff.

After stopping by “The View” on Thursday morning, Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, joined conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and unloaded on the Left.

Asked about the constant attacks from Democrats and their allies and media, Don Jr. made clear that he sees no letting up anytime soon, telling Limbaugh, bluntly, “we’re at war.”

“We’re at war, and we’re at war for our freedoms,” Don Jr. said. “We’re at war for our culture. You know, this is the largest divide between the two political parties in the history of the country. You know, I write a lot in the book about socialism and communism, ’cause my mother escaped from it. You know, I grew up with grandparents that lived through that stuff. You know, I spent summers in what was then communist Czechoslovakia. I can tell you those bread lines that Bernie talks about are not nearly so wonderful.”

Zeroing-in on the mainstream media, Don Jr. said the “case” for impeaching his father was made 19 minutes after he was elected president.

The push for impeachment “began on November 9th when he did the unthinkable, which was to beat the establishment,” he told the iconic radio host. “The Washington Post dropped their first headline about it 19 minutes after the inauguration, ‘The Case for Impeaching Trump.’ Nineteen minutes, Rush, you know, that was about the amount of time that it took Obama to get nominated for the peace prize.”

Lots more—LOTS—in Limbaugh’s transcript, every word of it pure gold. And although the vitriol and frothing hate directed at Trump is certainly a new low, don’t go thinking that the Democrat-Socialist use of impeachment as a tactic for overturning elections they lose is anything new.

Snopes decided to fact check this claim based on a popular meme that shows a black and white photo of Gen. Eisenhower above a caption that reads “INTERESTING FACT!!! Did you know Democrats have tried to impeach every Republican President since Eisenhower???”

Looking to debunk this mostly true claim, Snopes accidentally confirms that Democrats have indeed tried to impeach every elected Republican president since Eisenhower [emphasis mine]:

The U.S. has had six republican presidents since Eisenhower left office in 1961: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump. The claim is wrong on its face because Democrats made no effort to impeach Ford. While a handful of Democratic lawmakers have introduced articles of impeachment against five of the last six Republican presidents, in most cases these efforts weren’t taken seriously by the party at large. Nixon and Trump have been the only Republican presidents since Ike who have faced a serious threat of impeachment.

So, Snopes has indeed confirmed that Democrats have “introduced articles of impeachment against five of the last six Republican presidents,” the sole exception being Gerald Ford, who was not elected.

Ford was not even elected to the vice presidency; he was appointed by Nixon after his original vice president, Spiro Agnew, resigned in disgrace over a matter that had nothing to do with Watergate.

What’s more, Ford was president for only a little more than two years.

Aww, fret not, John; they would surely have gotten around to it given a little more time. It all puts HILLARY’s™ and Enemedia’s demand that Trump promise in advance to “respect the results of the election,” no matter what, in proper perspective as nothing but pure projection, don’t it?

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IC termites

Call the exterminator.

The real ground of the unending attacks on Trump is the ruling class’s decision to resist the 2016 election’s outcome. It is a revolution from which the Republic is unlikely ever to recover.

The role of the intelligence agencies in that resistance is one of that revolution’s principal parts. Indeed, only the vestiges of these agencies’ mystique, plus their legal claims to secrecy, have enabled the Democrats and the media to pretend the American people should regard partisan bureaucrats as wise and expert stewards of national security. They are no such thing.

The bureaucrats who have launched their attacks on Trump from behind the intelligence agencies’ shield of secrecy, and through the Democrat-controlled House Intelligence Committee’s hearings are part and parcel of the Democrat-led ruling class. We are asked to believe that the nation is being saved. In fact, some very dirty dogs are biting American voters.

The spectacle of a CIA official who bundled together the anti Trump resentments of some of his friends in the agency, in the White House, and in Congress and then got a friend at the agency to shield them all from cross-examination by changing its regulations regarding “whistleblowers”—all that and more—is possible only because President Trump has appointed to positions of power in the national security agencies lots of people committed to his destruction and has been prevailed upon to fire the good ones.

Boldface above just to indicate material that you will be seeing again shortly. Meantime, let’s have a look at that too-convenient and timely change to those “whistleblower” regs:

The post-Mueller Russian collusion collapse plotters began with a surreptitious rule change. It was made in August 2019 — the complainant’s letter to House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff is dated August 12 — but only disclosed publicly on September 24, 2019. This was thus made public after Trump’s July 25 call to Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky — and just days before the pre-vote impeachment sessions began. The rule works as follows: the ICIG is alerted by a whistleblower, who submits a Disclosure of Urgent Concern form detailing the complaint. The previous form, adopted May 24, 2018, read in pertinent part as follows:

First-Hand Information Required
In order to find an urgent concern “credible,” the IC IG must be in possession of reliable, first-hand information. The IC IG cannot transmit information via the ICWPA based on an employee’s second-hand knowledge of wrongdoing. This includes information received from another person, such as when a fellow employee informs you that he/she witnessed some type of wrongdoing. (Anyone with first-hand knowledge of the allegations may file a disclosure in writing directly with the IC IG.) Similarly, speculation about the existence of wrongdoing does not provide a sufficient legal basis to meet the statutory requirements of the ICWPA. If you think that wrongdoing took place, but can provide nothing more than second-hand or unsubstantiated assertions, IC IG will not be able to process the complaint or information for submission as an ICWPA.

The August 2019 version simply offers two check boxes: (a) I have direct and personal knowledge; (b) I heard about it from others. Among the secondhand information offered by the accuser are articles from the ever-helpful fake-news press.

Schiff and his partners in sedition have been quietly beavering right away at their little coup attempt, haven’t they? Back to Codevilla for the closer.

For example, Trump has never stepped off the fateful path on which he set himself when he let the bureaucratic pack scare him into firing his first national security advisor, General Michael Flynn. That too is a major story unto itself. Trump rails loudly against what is being done to him. But he does not use his absolute authority over classified information to remove the shield behind which it is being done.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Trump badly, badly needs to clean house, top to bottom. By leaving so many traitorous Obama stay-behinds in place to work their schemes unmolested—or, inexplicably, appointing them himself—he’s contributed mightily to his own prospective undoing.

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Enemedia upset again

Stop telling the truth about them, dammit.

‘We Are Not The Enemy Of The People,’ Say Press Who Intentionally Deceive The People To Protect The Political Elite
NEW YORK, NY—Various news outlets reminded the American people Tuesday that they are not their enemy, despite intentionally deceiving the people in order to protect the political elite.

The media who literally allowed the people to be preyed upon by the rich and powerful rather than run information that might harm their elite buddies assured the people they are on our side.

“We are not the enemy of the people,” said a spokesperson for ABC News, waving his hands in the air as though trying to perform some kind of Jedi mind trick. “Yes, I know it may seem that way when we cover up damaging information to protect the rich and powerful, but trust us when we say we know better than you.”

It’s the Bee, so none dare call it Fake News.

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Ask a silly question, Part the Umpty-leventh

Deroy Murdock wants to know: “What, exactly, is President Trump’s ‘high crime’ here?” Easy-peasy:

  • Being Trump
  • Being elected President
  • Being confident in his right to hold his office, proud of his achievements, and refusing to resign in shame
  • Attempting to keep his campaign promises and do what he was elected to do
  • Not being a deranged commie Leftist
  • Not sucking up to deranged commie Leftists, or at least acknowledge their right to rule as they see fit, without hindrance or demur
  • Trying to bring real change to Mordor On The Potomac, and make government more responsive and accountable to the governed
  • Revealing the nasty truth about them, Fake News Enemedia, the Deep State rats’ nest, and the outrageous abuse, graft, corruption, and boundless arrogance of DC establishment politicians and bureaucrats
  • Actually liking normal people, instead of disdaining them, slandering them, and advocating violent suppression of their views

That about covers it, I think. Basically, the conniving lackwits insist that “high crimes and misdeamors” means anything they choose it to mean, nothing more nor less—even if they have to make up something out of whole cloth that Trump didn’t actually ever, y’know, do. It’s just their hard luck that, as Murdock says:

The Constitution does not permit impeachment because the House finds the president loud, dislikes his policies or simply regards him with uncontrollable, pathological, stammer-inducing hatred. Nonetheless, Democrats despise Trump and are determined to impeach him, no matter what.

Yep. And they’ll never let a trivial irrelevancy like the US Constitution, formerly the highest law of the land, stop them. As Clarice says:

So here we are, an inquiry based on hearsay by a person who’s a longtime Democratic operative, who clearly was a Brennan stooge on the NSC and who confected this with buddies on Schiff’s staff. Two other people who worked in the White House’s NSC – Vindman and Morrison — were on the call. Both agree that the transcript released by the White house was accurate. The call transcript, of course, substantially undercuts the Schiff parody and Ciaramella’s creative version of it. One man’s view that it was improper — contrary to what surely had been the advice given the president by his better-informed legal counsel — contradicts Morrison’s view that there was nothing illegal or improper about it.

Of course there wasn’t. They have yet to come up with a single damned thing the man has done that is either illegal, unethical, or unreasonable. My list up there aside, it really all comes down to this: Trump’s “crime” is that he has successfully defied them, compounded by refusing to either fear them or give a tinker’s damn what they might think, say, or wish. And they will never, ever forgive him—or us—for it.

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High crimes and misdemeanors

The official Democrat-Socialist Articles of Impeachment.

Under Donald Trump, the United States has added 6.4 million jobs, including 500,000 manufacturing jobs. Under Donald Trump, poverty is at its lowest level in 20 years. Median family income has risen $5,000 in less than three years.

Under Donald Trump, by rolling back taxes and regulations Trump engineered historically low unemployment with surging wages for all, including women and minorities. This is deeply embarrassing to Democrats who promised their constituencies these things 50 years ago and have yet to deliver.

Article two. Donald Trump has rebuilt the once depleted U.S. military into the most powerful fighting force in history. He is removing the United States from ancient tribal conflicts in the Middle East while supporting Israel. Again, things the Democrats have promised their voters they would do the last 50 years.

Article three of the Democrats’ articles of impeachment. Donald Trump has restructured unfair trade deals and global agreements. Trump has leveraged U.S. economic might to reset America’s relationship with the ChiComs so that we win and they lose. And when communists lose, it’s not helpful to the Democrat Party.

Donald Trump article of impeachment number four. Under Donald Trump America has become the world’s number one oil and natural gas producer. That’s like showing Dracula the cross. The Democrats have been promising to get rid of fossil fuels for the last 20 years on the basis they’re destroying the planet. Under Donald Trump America has become the world’s number one oil and gas producer. He must go.

Democrat article of impeachment number five. Donald Trump withdrew from the pocket-picking Paris accords and the lousy, stinking, rotten Iran deal of Barack Obama, daring to erase Obama’s signature agreement that allowed Iran to nuke up. That’s right. Under Barack Obama, the Democrat Party permitted the nation of Iran to advance with our assistance its entire nuclear grid to eventually include the product of nuclear weapons. Donald Trump took it back.

Democrat article of impeachment number seven. Donald Trump has doggedly increased control of the U.S. southern border thereby inflicting great challenges on Democrats’ plan to register illegal aliens in the millions as voters for upcoming elections.

Democrat article of impeachment number eight. Donald Trump is guilty of winning, guilty of surviving deep state schemes to take him out. Donald Trump is guilty of producing peace and prosperity. Donald Trump is guilty of working hard to fix the nation’s problems.

Democrat article of impeachment number nine. All of this makes the Democrat Party look utterly irrelevant and useless.

For them, that last one would be enough all by itself. Apparently, Pelosi has figured out that “fulfilling his Constitutional obligation to conduct foreign policy according to his clearly promised intentions during the election campaign” isn’t gonna be enough to get the job done:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday it’s possible that controversies beyond Ukraine could be part of the impeachment case against President Trump.

House Democrats have recently sought to narrow their impeachment inquiry to the allegations stemming from an intelligence community whistleblower complaint that said Trump tried to pressure Ukraine to initiate politically charged investigations in return for the release of congressionally approved security aid.

Trump’s dealings with Ukraine have united nearly all House Democrats around their impeachment probe, though many had previously pushed for impeachment over the president’s efforts to undermine former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s election interference.

Well, that, and all these too:

Grounds asserted for impeachment have included possible violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution by accepting payments from foreign dignitaries; alleged collusion with Russia during the campaign for the 2016 United States presidential election; alleged obstruction of justice with respect to investigation of the collusion claim; and accusations of “Associating the Presidency with White Nationalism, Neo-Nazism and Hatred”, which formed the basis of a resolution for impeachment brought on December 6, 2017. Since the Republicans controlled both the House and the Senate during 2017 and 2018, the likelihood of impeachment during that period was considered by all to be low. A December 2017 resolution of impeachment failed in the House by a 58–364 margin. The Democrats gained control of the House in 2019 and launched multiple investigations into Trump’s actions and finances. Speaker Nancy Pelosi initially resisted calls for impeachment. In May 2019 she indicated that Trump’s continued actions, which she characterized as obstruction of justice and refusal to honor congressional subpoenas, might make an impeachment inquiry necessary. An increasing number of House Democrats and one Republican were requesting such an inquiry.

In December 2016, Democratic senators Elizabeth Warren, Dick Durbin, Chris Coons, Ben Cardin, and Jeff Merkley introduced a bill that would require the president of the United States to divest any assets that could raise a conflict of interest, including a statement that failure to divest such assets would constitute high crimes and misdemeanors “under the impeachment clause of the U.S. Constitution”. Vanity Fair characterized this as a preemptive effort to lay the groundwork for a future impeachment argument. Concerns had previously been expressed that Trump’s extensive business and real estate dealings, especially with respect to government agencies in other countries, may violate the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, sparking debate as to whether that is the case.

Immediately after his inauguration, The Independent and The Washington Post each reported on efforts already underway to impeach Trump, based on what the organizers regard as conflicts of interest arising from Trump’s ability to use his political position to promote the interests of “Trump”-branded businesses, and ongoing payments by foreign entities to businesses within the Trump business empire as a violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause.

So, just the same old sedition in a brand new wrapper of flimsy pretexts from the party that refuses to abide by the results of any election they can’t steal, then.

Pelosi on Friday emphasized that the decision on articles of impeachment will be up to the committees handling the inquiry. She did not rule out the possibility that the obstruction of justice allegations against Trump in Mueller’s report could come up.

“What we’re talking about now is taking us into a whole other class of objection to what the president has done. And there may be other — there were 11 obstruction of justice provisions in the Mueller report. Perhaps some of them will be part of this,” Pelosi said during an interview with Bloomberg Television. “But again, that will be part of the inquiry, to see where we go.”

So, an open-ended fishing expedition with no boundaries or limitations, then—in keeping with the famous words of the Democrat-Socialists’ spiritual guide and inspiration Lavrenti Beria: show the man and I’ll find you the crime. And, like Beria, if they can’t find one, they’re perfectly willing to make one up.

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Another GREAT Democrat-Socialist idea

Somehow, I must have missed the general clamor for this wonderful Lieawatha proposal, sure to be popular with every American.

Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised “super duper enforcement” to ensure the implementation of her proposed wealth tax.

Because, as anyone who ever endured one of their famous proctoscopic audits knows all too well, the IRS doesn’t have NEAR enough power already.

Warren made the comments during a New Hampshire Public Radio event hosted by Laura Knoy along with NHPR’s political reporter Casey McDermott.

Warren, in a move reminiscent of former President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” remarks, made the case for her wealth tax in part by claiming that wealth gained in America was wealth that was necessarily built with the help of others.

“I guarantee, if you built that fortune here in America, you built it at least in part using workers all of us helped pay to educate,” she said. “You built it at least in part, getting your goods to market, on roads and bridges all of us helped pay to build. You built it at least in part protected by police, firefighters — all of us helped pay the salaries.”

Warren went on to say that those who made it big should be happy to give back and help others. “If you make it big, I mean really big, I mean super duper one-tenth of one percent big, pitch in two cents so everybody else has a chance to make it in this country,” she said.

Okay, who wants to be the one to tell her?

In 2016, the bottom 50 percent of taxpayers (those with AGI below $40,078) earned 11.6 percent of total AGI. This group of taxpayers paid $43.9 billion in taxes, or roughly 3 percent of all income taxes in 2016.

In contrast, the top 1 percent of all taxpayers (taxpayers with AGI of $480,804 and above), earned 19.7 percent of all AGI in 2016, and paid 37.3 percent of all federal income taxes.

In 2016, the top 1 percent of taxpayers accounted for more income taxes paid than the bottom 90 percent combined. 

Contrary to Progressivist class-war agitprop, those numbers hold up consistently, year after year after year. Any bets on when Lefty will begin issuing demands that the 90 Percenters start paying “their fair share”?

Via Fuzzy Slippers, who links to some hilarious responses to Warren’s gibbering juvenilia.

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Grond crawls on

Double plus ungood.

The White House responds to Pelosi’s successful House vote authorizing rules of the ongoing impeachment inquiry.

[White House] The President has done nothing wrong, and the Democrats know it. Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats’ unhinged obsession with this illegitimate impeachment proceeding does not hurt President Trump; it hurts the American people.

Instead of focusing on pressing issues that impact real families, like reducing gun violence, passing the USMCA, improving healthcare, lowering prescription drug costs, securing our southern border, and modernizing our aging infrastructure, the Democrats are choosing every day to waste time on a sham impeachment—a blatantly partisan attempt to destroy the President.

With today’s vote, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats have done nothing more than enshrine unacceptable violations of due process into House rules. Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schiff and the Democrats conducted secret, behind-closed-door meetings, blocked the Administration from participating, and have now voted to authorize a second round of hearings that still fails to provide any due process whatsoever to the Administration.

The Democrats want to render a verdict without giving the Administration a chance to mount a defense. That is unfair, unconstitutional, and fundamentally un-American.

Every word of that is true…and it isn’t going to matter at all. As Sundance elsewhere points out:

The primary point is: none of this process-flow is accidental. There is a design evident in activity that is only visible in hindsight.

Why does this matter?

Because if we can see the visible House plan; and if we accept the deliberate process it has taken to carry it out; then why would we assume there isn’t a similar plan for the Senate?

Retreating to the Senate as the Alamo, where all hope falls upon the action of Mitch McConnell, isn’t exactly the most reassuring plan.

And sure enough, already the Senate Vichy GOPe waffling begins:

While no Senate Republican has said the charges against Trump rise to the level of being an impeachable offense, many have expressed concern over the drip-drip of damaging revelations.

Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) was the latest GOP senator to express concerns Wednesday even though he argued that the House has yet to provide any evidence that would support actually removing Trump from office.

Asked Wednesday if he had any concerns at all in light of recent reports on Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine, Scott said, “There’s lot of things that concern me.”

“Everybody wants us to do the right thing. In order to do the right thing, we want to see all that there is,” Scott told reporters, explaining that he’s not ready to dismiss the House charges out of hand.

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) said Wednesday that the prospect of a quick vote on a motion to dismiss any articles of impeachment against Trump seems unlikely.

“I certainly think we need to hear it out from the House. This is a serious thing. You’re considering removing somebody from office or impeaching them in that way. I think you got to hear it,” she said.

A Republican senator who requested anonymity to comment on internal party discussions said GOP colleagues are taking the possibility of an impeachment trial seriously as the Democratic-controlled House compiles more evidence.

“We’re all becoming much more aware of the process and that’s because of the situation we’re in with the House,” the senator said, who added of colleagues, “I don’t think they’re going to dismiss it.”

Outrageous, and not least because of how transparent the motivation for this sudden idiotic GOPe harrumph-harrumphing is. The Vichy GOPe is truly playing with fire here, one which looks quite likely to burn us all with this appalling turn of events. Best case scenario: all faith in our creaking, faltering, already-distrusted institutions is utterly destroyed; an every-man-for-himself mentality takes root; and the ultimate collapse is accelerated as our now-thriving economy reels, our enemies move to take fullest possible advantage of our enervation, and our ersatz allies begin to treat us as the second-rate-power irrelevancy we were slowly becoming before.

Worst case? Blood in the streets, the minute it hits home with Real Americans that their votes no longer matter one whit, having seen those 2016 votes undone by Congressional skullduggery and extra-legal manipulation.

The so-called GOPe “opposition” could have forestalled all this chaos and wreckage had they deigned to offer meaningful resistance. But nooooo. All they had to do was NOT be a passel of treasonous, self-seeking curs—NOT be full partners in the Democrat-Socialists’ long-running Coup Show. Had they been willing to support Trump even a little bit, for even a short time, a lasting grip on power for their party might have been assured, the Democrat-Socialists crippled, and American security, strength, and prosperity secured for years to come—if not generations.

And the miserable tapeworms couldn’t even do THAT.

No, the “impeachment” dumbshow is NOT a “serious thing.” It is an underhanded, contra-Constitutional attempt to undo the 2016 election by a handful of sleazy, power-grubbing House reprobates, bolstered by Deep State scum in the IC, DoJ, and the flag-rank military—every last one of which is either a fully-paid-up Deep Stater himself, or a minion of same, and corrupt all to hell and gone. No intelligent, fair-minded Congressman who considers himself a member of the legitimate opposition to unchecked Democrat-Socialist rule should take the Pelosi-Schiff “impeachment” ploy seriously, not one for one moment. Instead, he should be working mightily to put a stop to it, or at the very least loudly and constantly denouncing it as the partisan sham it is. And that goes whether he’s a big fan of Trump himself or not.

We all know that Schiff, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, and the rest are liars. We know that Obama coopted and corrupted the FBI, CIA, State Department, and much of the rest of FederalGovCo with appointees loyal not to the American people or the Constitution but to Obama himself, and to the larger Progressivist project. We know the FBI and CIA were used to spy on Trump’s campaign; that foreign agents were employed in the effort to undo him; that efforts to entrap him and his campaign aides were made via subterfuge and deceit; that many Americans were illegally “unmasked” as part of the effort to rig the election; and that a massive coverup was hastily conceived and undertaken when their anointed candidate unexpectedly lost.

We know that FISA warrants were obtained on spurious bases, that the Steele dossier was arrant nonsense, that the Mueller commission was part of the attempted coverup, that “Russia collusion” was a fiction, that Trump has done nothing at all that rises anywhere near the level of “impeachable offense.” We know that the Disloyal Opposition have been working the “impeachment” wheeze since before Trump was even inaugurated, and that it’s a prosecution undertaken with no underlying crime having been committed.

All of this—ALL OF THIS, people—we know, and even more still. But suddenly some never-to-be-sufficiently-damned GOPe squishes think we should “take this seriously?” We should suddenly treat with a known lying ratbag of a snake of a weasel of a scoundrel like Adam Fucking Schiff as if he were an honest man, with honorable intentions, seeking only the good of the Republic with his clandestine backroom “inquiry,” following the evidence wherever it may lead him with integrity, judiciousness, and impartial good judgment?

Yeah, right, go fuck yourselves. Forever, with something cold, sharp, and painful.

Bill gets to the worrisome, depressing nut of it:

I expected this. The House kangaroo court exists for one reason – to generate as much FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) as possible, in hopes of buffaloing timid GOPe Senators who don’t much like Trump or his supporters anyway, because they view both as threats to the system on which they have battened and enriched themselves their entire careers.

It tells me a great deal that people who could actively counteract the House’s FUD machine by calling their own witnesses to publicly testify, like Lindsey Graham 1.5, aren’t doing so.

My biggest worry is that while I don’t think the Senate will actually convict Trump, it will do little or nothing to help him get reelected.

I’ve confidently maintained all along that this blatantly illegitimate “impeachment” ploy would backfire badly on the Democrat-Socialists, but as the Vichy GOPe steps up to ensure the blast radius goes wide, I wonder. In any event, may every last one of these contemptible Swamp scoundrels, Demican or Republicrat, get what’s coming to them, in fullest possible measure, by whatever means the Normals’ righteous vengeance must be rendered. And may they all burn in Hell for a thousand millenia.

As for Duh People writ large—the mouthbreathing dullards who elected Ogabe twice, and stupidly returned control of the House to the Democrat-Socialists to boot, expecting a different result from the previous eight years of immiseration and futility—yet again, they’ll be getting the government they deserve…good and hard, should the Uniparty gambit achieve full fruition with Trump either hogtied, removed from office, or defeated in 2020. May they all have joy of their incredibly foolish choices. Too bad more sensible folks will have to suffer right along with them.

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The way the sausage gets made

I’ve been puzzled about this whole “quid pro quo” bushwa right from the git-go.

Horse trading is the oxygen of politics; it is how politicians are persuaded to care about things that otherwise would not make their radar. Not only does it happen all the time, but it is a core feature of our political system; representative government relies on this kind of political trading to ensure a plurality of interests and needs are satisfied.

Bargaining isn’t corruption—it’s policymaking.

Members of Congress routinely trade “policy for policy.” You sponsor my bill, and I’ll sponsor yours, you vote for a road in my district, and vice versa. Members even trade policy for personnel and hiring purposes: you support my bill, and I’ll let so-and-so’s hearing move forward, you appoint me to this, and I’ll recommend your protege for that. These deals can even cross the blood/brain barrier between states and the federal government.

It is not corruption. It’s the warp and woof of a democratic political system. But in routinely branding President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine as potential “corruption,” and pointing to the exchange of unrelated asks as proof of that corruption, our friends in the fourth estate are acting in willful ignorance and bad faith.

Quid pro quo is how the sausage gets made, and not just in politics, either. But of course the Democrat-Socialist/Enemedia/Progressivist Juggernaut knows this well enough; as the man says, they’re acting in bad faith, and willful ignorance has nothing to do with it.

The President has taken a firm position that he did not hold out foreign aid to Ukraine as a condition for investigating Hunter Biden’s activities there. But, even if he did, bargaining isn’t corruption—it’s policymaking.

Yep. Know what else it is, for once in a long, long time? Winning. And THAT, folks, is what they REALLY hate about all this, and cannot and will not abide.

Not to worry, though. After this one either fizzles out or blows up in their smarmy faces, it’ll be on to the next Scandal Of The Century Of The Week. Count on it. But tell me: is it just me, or are these manufactured OUTRAGES!™ getting smaller, pettier, and more shopworn with each successive iteration?

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Meat is murder

Piss off, you obnoxious little schmuck.

A Long Island man and kid confronted a would-be deer hunter scoping out the territory, resulting in a heated discussion about the ethics of hunting animals.

The deer hunter, identified by The New York Post as 30-year-old Brooklyn resident Dominick Lobifaro, recorded a video of the confrontation.

“Hey, the kids wanna know — why you wanna kill deer?” the man asked Lobifaro, who was sitting in his vehicle.

“Cuz I eat them,” said Lobifaro.

“What did the fucking deer do to you?” ask the boy, becoming emotional.

The unidentified man told The Post that he had told the children, who were outside playing, that Lobifaro had come to “kill all the deer.”

As he approached, he told Lobifaro that kids are “crying because you wanna kill deer.”

“I’m sorry that they’re crying,” he responded, telling the man he should “explain to them that it’s part of life.”

“You’re using a weapon to kill a live animal,” said the kid.

“And I’m going to eat it. Instead, you let somebody else kill it,” the hunter responded.

Bingo. And until this sniveling little turd and his shit-stirring father go total vegan themselves, they can just keep their whiny yaps shut about how others choose to put the meat on their tables.

An aside: I seem to recollect that, some years back, the deer population on Long Island had gotten so out of control that a spate of fatal car accidents were caused by them leaping into traffic on the LIE. Deer were starving, foraging in backyard trash bins, and generally causing enough problems that the state actually hired a bunch of hunters to come out and cull the herd.

The know-it-all city slickers at the NY Post just can’t resist getting a few licks in themselves, naturally:

A cold-hearted bowhunter shrugged off a sobbing boy who confronted him about hunting in his Long Island town, telling the child that death is simply “a part of life,” new video shows.

Dominick Lobifaro, 30, was confronted Sunday by an Oakdale man and an animal-loving youngster who weren’t happy to see him scoping out a nearby wooded area of state-owned land apparently too close to their home, according to a clip of the heated encounter.

“Hey, the kids wanna know — why you wanna kill deer?” the unidentified man asked Lobifaro as he sat in his truck.

“Cuz I eat them,” Lobifaro, of Brooklyn, replied, prompting the boy with a hockey stick in his hand to quickly cut him off.

So—armed and angrily threatening a law-abiding hunter who is doing absolutely nothing wrong or illegal, then.

The unidentified dad — who called Suffolk County police — then accused Lobifaro of having an “issue” while asking him to simply go away. The boy with him was even more direct.

“Leave!” he said. “Now! You’re an a–hole! F–k you!”

Maybe this “dad” should consider teaching his foul-mouthed little brat some manners, some respect, and to mind his own damned business. I gotta wonder, too, why it is that the hunter is identified not only by his full name but also his home borough, while the aggressive, confrontational dad and his ignorant spawn are allowed to remain anonymous…even after trying to sic the cops on the victim of their peurile tantrum.

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Legal eagle

Sydney Powell: best lawyer EVAR?

We’re going to go through the primary filing and four exhibits to the evidence Attorney Sidney Powell is delivering to Judge Emmet Sullivan which contain some explosive discoveries. Toplines including:

(1) Lisa Page edited the Flynn 302’s, then forgot when questioned by DOJ officials, then re-remembered when shown her texts. (2) The 302’s themselves were written with lies that do not match notes taken during the interview. (3) The felony leaker of the Flynn-Kislyak phone call is named (James Baker). (4) New texts from Page and Strzok that highlight the entrapment plan. (5) ODNI James Clapper telling WaPo reporter Ignatius to “take the kill shot on Flynn“. (6) The purposeful use of Judge Contreras to take the December 1st 2017 plea agreement; and much, much more.

Much, much more is right, and Sundance has it all. Bottom line? Michael Flynn was set up, framed. They destroyed an innocent man—ON PURPOSE, with malice aforethought—to cover their own criminal asses. They MUST be made to pay for that. Happily, there may now be cause for real hope that they might.

Winter may be coming but it’s already Springtime for Lawyers in Washington, D.C. The list of people lawyering up these days would probably fill this page and lap over onto the next. It’s just been announced that the John Durham investigation into the provenance of the Russia probe has turned into a criminal investigation.

Subpoenas and grand juries are coming, real ones, not the Star Chamber counterfeits being orchestrated by the panicked Democrats and their junior league Southern California Torquemada.

To those of us who have been watching this spectacle from the beginning, this was inevitable. After all, where’d the Mueller/Russia probe come from in the first place? Since there was absolutely no there there, it makes no sense that it wasn’t a fraud from the outset. Who started it? Who are the treasonous/seditious culprits who conspired to overthrow an election? Well, we should soon be finding out, although we can make some educated guesses.

Lock the motherfuckers up, throw away the key, and let them rot.

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Storming the Bastille

It’s about damned time.

About two dozen frustrated House Republicans on Wednesday stormed the secret room where House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) has been running the closed-door impeachment inquiry.

Led by House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), the Republican lawmakers attempted to enter the room where Schiff  has been bringing in current and former State Department officials to testify on whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine in exchange for alleged help with the 2020 election.

“Behind those doors they intend to overturn the results of an American presidential election. We want to know what is going on,” Gaetz said during a press conference beforehand.

“We are going to try and go in there, and we’re going to try to figure out what is going on behalf of the millions of Americans that we represent, who want to see Congress working for them, and not obsessed with attacking a president who we believe has not done anything to deserve impeachment.”

Gaetz attempted to attend the impeachment hearings last week, but was forced to leave. Schiff is not sharing transcripts of the interviews with members of Congress yet either. He recently compared his secret proceedings to a grand jury, despite there being no crime involved.

Schiff expressed concern with witnesses being able to compare stories, and Republicans being able to defend the president more effectively if the hearings are open and transparent to the public.

All too much cavilling and kvetching from the usual effete GOPe Swamp royalty about just how terribly, terribly inappropriate and indecorous and troubling this move was, but so what? As Limbaugh is fond of saying: this is what fighting back looks like. This headline says it all for me:

Trump Effect: GOP learns to stand on its hind legs against the Left
What they didn’t calculate for is Republicans using the Democrats’ own tactics against them this time. Democrats set the rules; now Republicans are using them. Storming the joint, after all, is so Code Pink, so leftist, yet these guys did it. So long as rules or fairness no longer matter anymore, why not blow into the joint without an invitation? What are they going to do — start yelling about manners? As if manners had ever mattered to them in the past, given the monsters they’ve evolved into.

Gaetz and Co. recognized this, and that’s why what he’s done is so praiseworthy.

To what can we attribute this newfound gutsiness from the Republicans? Probably President Trump himself, actually. He’s the ultimate disruptor. He’s rude, he’s boorish, he’s bombastic, everything that makes the lefty establishment scream. But that’s precisely why he was elected. As one well known pundit (name escapes me) has observed: if he were presidential, he wouldn’t be president. In 2016, voters elected him to be the junkyard dog to dig out all the corruption of the utterly comfortable monopoly leftist establishment. More specifically, he fights. The fact that Trump is a fighter is why voters broke for him, even against a talented GOP field of competition in 2016. He sees the rigging, he calls it out, and he busts through.

Now we’re seeing a whole field of mini-Trumps emerging, doing like Trump, being like Trump, doing the things that made Trump such a turning point for American history. Democrats need this, because they’ve been ensconced in power for so long. Doing this opens the door for comity again, because if Democrats don’t recognize this, Republicans will just give them more of it.

We can but hope. Mollie Hemingway takes it on from there, with another great headline to lead things off:

GOP Has A Choice: Fight Anti-Trump Coup Effort Or Surrender Government To Democrats
Republicans have two choices for how to handle the Resistance’s latest attempt to undo the 2016 election through dramatic means. They can sit there and take it, or they can fight it.

Some Republicans can be counted on to sit there and take it. This approach entails allowing Democrats to hold secret hearings where they handpick snippets to leak to a compliant media in service of setting a narrative. After the leaks are published by the compliant corporate press, these Republicans can impotently push back on some of it.

The other approach is to learn something from the previous few years. Trump’s surprising election was followed by attempts to delegitimize the Republican victory in 2016 by claiming it was due to “fake news,” desperate efforts to overturn the Electoral College, anti-Trump riots in Portland and D.C., the Clinton-directed claims that Russia “hacked” the election, the Russia collusion conspiracy theory, the release of the completely ridiculous dossier alleging that Trump was a Russian agent, the whisper campaign that the truth of Trump’s collusion was so bad that he might not be inaugurated. Yes, all this was before the inauguration.

Within minutes of the inauguration, the Washington Post published that the “campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.” The primary impeachment effort was the Russia collusion hoax, in which the Resistance embraced — or pretended to believe — a patently absurd theory that Trump is a secret Russian agent who stole the 2016 election in a brazen act of sedition.

Corporate media outlets published and broadcast story after story supporting this theory, which was later shown to have been invented and secretly funded as a Clinton campaign operation alongside the Democratic National Committee. Foreign policy was put on hold, key administration advisors were fired and sidelined, investigations into whether former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was a Russian spy were launched. Following the firing of the mendacious and corrupt James Comey as FBI director, the Resistance forced the launch of an intrusive and unstoppable special counsel probe, ostensibly headed by Robert Mueller.

Years later — after the special counsel had stymied the Trump administration, fed the collusion conspiracy theory, rung up Trump associates for process crimes, and destroyed the lives and bank accounts of many Trump associates — the probe ended with not a single American, much less a single American tied to the Trump campaign, much less Trump himself, found to have colluded with Russia.

So then the goalposts moved once again.

As they always do. Next time the new breed of Trump Republicans is inspired to throw some light on a cluster of seditious cockroaches plotting counterrevolution in secret behind locked doors, maybe they should consider bringing pitchforks and torches to the party with them, instead of just cell phones.

Update! The right move. And not a moment too soon, I’d say.

Democrats still can’t get over the fact that the American people elected Trump instead of Hillary Clinton. Their unprecedented bitterness marks them as sore losers who reject the fact that elections have consequences.

For over 1,000 days, Democratic elected officials and their media allies have waged an unrelenting campaign of extraordinary presidential harassment – doing everything possible to stop President Trump from carrying out his agenda to Make America Great Again and to improve the lives of the American people.

Now Gaetz and his colleagues are finally saying that enough is enough. They deserve the thanks of all Americans for their brave stand.

Never before in American history has a duly elected president been treated so horribly by a deranged resistance – with the mainstream media willing accomplices.

In the end, it all comes back to the same thing: a refusal to accept and abide by the results of an election they didn’t win.

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When the going gets weird…

The weird go pro.

Meanwhile, back in what passes for the real world, from our old friends at The Sun:

Police Investigating ‘Hate Crime’ After Transgender Woman Turned Down for Porn Role ‘Because She Has a Penis’

Sorry, fellas, but I gotta say it again: if “she” has a penis, then “she” is a he.

The lady in question, Miss Ria Cooper, was contacted by a gentleman on the Internet who wished to film himself having sex with her and sell the resulting cinematic masterpiece. He subsequently found out she was packing a little more than he was up for, and reneged on the deal because she “has a c**k”. Miss Cooper took the matter to Humberside Police, who are now investigating. If you have difficulty keeping track of these useless northern English constabularies, West Yorkshire policemen are the ones who fail to investigate the grooming gangs for years on end; whereas Humberside policemen do their own grooming – or at least Barnaby Cooper of their “customer services crime team” does.

I’ve no idea what a “customer services crime team” is, but it accurately conjures the bureaucratized lethargy of a land where everything is policed except crime. So it was surely only a matter of time before the coppers started enforcing the human right of a transwoman to be shagged on camera by a heteronormative cismale.

I think it was Ann Coulter who observed, after their victory on same-sex marriage, that Big Gay had decided to go door to door shooting the survivors. So they hunted down every recalcitrant “homophobic” baker in the land and demanded: “Bake my cake!” The litigious alleged-transgender Jessica Yaniv took it to the next level, hunting down every Muslima waxologist in the land and demanding: “Wax my scrotum!”

Coulter was, of course, correct. But now we get down to the, ummm, nut-cuttin’:

I see Ria Cooper began transitioning when she was fifteen. At the age of eighteen she got cold feet and de-transitioned back to being a bloke. A couple of years after that, she felt ready to get back in the saddle and re-transitioned. One can see why she’d want to hold on to the meat and two veg lest the pendulum swing again. I was struck, though, by the way The Sun formulated her original “gender identity”: Miss Cooper, was, as the reporter puts it, “assigned male at birth”.

Oh, my.

I’da put “transitioning” in sneer quotes myself, maintaining as I still do that, until the doc makes with the ol’ chop-chop on the dangly bits, the only “trans”-prefixed appellation you’re entitled to claim is transvestite. But I’m fussy that way. No matter; Steyn goes on to have himself a real ball with this nonsense:

The Sun was the bestselling redtop that gave the doughty and beery masses daily knockers on Page Three, “Freddie Starr Ate My Lunchbox”, and a star columnist, Garry Bushell, whose solution to the Aids pandemic was to propose homosexuals be tattooed at the base of the spine with “Abandon hope, all ye who enter here”.

And all this for a paper whose answer to the question “Is it a boy or a girl?” is now to check what transient status has been “assigned”. Was Garry merely “assigned male at birth”? Is he still? If Ria Cooper files a complaint, will he have to eat her lunchbox?

Don’t let The Sun go down on me.

Heh. Good stuff, that. But now we go from weird to worse:


Oh, ferchrissake. They can’t even leave breakfast cereal alone without politicizing it now? Backstory:

Kellogg is partnering with Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to bring all of its iconic cereals together in one box for the very first time – and to take a stand against bullying.

Kellogg released a limited-edition variety pack that includes Corn Flakes, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Raisin Bran and Rice Krispies in the same box to celebrate Spirit Day, the largest anti-bullying campaign in the world and to support a “more accepting world for LGBTQ youth.”

The package, which features all of the cereal mascots, from Tony the Tiger to Toucan Sam, runs for $19.99, with a promise from Kellogg to donate $50,000 to GLAAD.

20 bucks for a box of gay cereal? Seems a mite steep for an acoherent, ill-considered mishmash that might do just fine as virtue-signalling, but as breakfast is bound to taste like crap. Thankfully, the greatest breakfast cereal of all time remains unfettered by the surly bonds of political correctness and Alphabet Chic. Crunchatize me, Cap’n!

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Tarnished brass

You peasants need to know your place.

Retired Admiral William McRaven devoted the bulk of a New York Times op-ed to appropriating for himself the moral and hence political authority of generations of soldiers and sailors (pointedly, especially the female ones) who have sacrificed for America, for “the good and the right.” Then he gratuitously stated—citing no specifics, as if everyone already knows—that “President Trump seems to believe that all these qualities are unimportant or show weakness.”

McRaven concludes, “it is time for a new person in the Oval Office—Republican, Democrat or independent—the sooner, the better.” At the very least, McRaven called for impeachment ahead of an election, or perhaps for a coup, and pretended to do so on the military’s behalf. In fact, his was just one more voice from an establishment that has squandered the public’s trust, senses that it can no longer win elections honestly, and is pulling out all the stops.

It pretends to be trying to take down Donald Trump. In fact, it is trying to do something much bigger: Invalidate the votes of the “deplorables” who oppose them.

I suggest that the just response from self-respecting Americans to McRaven and others like him is: “Who the hell do you think you are?”

Even as McRaven brays for removing the president, he pretends solicitude for “the republic.” But remember: the American republic is founded on the will of the people, expressed by elections. The foremost thing to keep in mind about what is happening in Washington is that it is, above all, an attempt to subordinate the will of the people, expressed in elections, to the will of the ruling class, expressed through its control of social and political institutions.

The American people’s proper and just reaction should be to remind the ruling class that as Alexander Hamilton said, “here, the people rule,” and hence pointedly to ask our would-be rulers what they have done that we should follow them?

If we ask what they have done for us that we should have confidence in them, we realize that these people have lost every war they have waged since 1945. Accommodating themselves to our corrupt ruling class, they have been happy enough to wage endless no-win wars which have killed as many Americans as did World War I. The current military dictionary has no entry for “victory.”

Should they continue making war on us—figuratively or otherwise—for the dastardly crime of daring to vote in an unapproved fashion, on the assumption that We The People might be an easier mark for them, these Top Men are going to continue their long losing streak.

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With GOPe “conservatives” like these, who needs Democrat-Socialists?

As several folks have already said: he is exactly what we thought he was all along.

In 2012, I voted for this insufferable establishment icon, this inept goof who the Democrats wish every Republican would emulate. Some nights, I wake up sweating and screaming when I relive it in my nightmares. I should have taken my ballot, lit it on fire and flushed it down the Schiffhole.

But Romney does serve a purpose, as hard as that is to see through his pathetic antics. His perpetual groveling for approval – including, hilariously, from Donald Trump himself who just broke him right in front of our eyes over the Secretary of State gig – is so shameful and cringe-iliciously embarrassing that it obscures the vital role this shiny doofus can play for conservatism.

He’s a perfect conservative cautionary example.

This is Mitt.

Mitt’s a loser.

Don’t be like Mitt.

How big, how complete, how utterly fucking pathetic a loser is Mittens? This big:

It took a writer at Slate about fourteen seconds to discover that Mitt Romney, a sitting United States Senator, uses the name Pierre Delecto to run all around Twitter defending… Mitt Romney.

And Romney has already been forced to confirm that “Pierre Delecto” is indeed a fella named Willard.

First off, “Pierre Delecto” sounds like “Carlo Danger’s” serial killing partner. But whereas disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner used the pseudonym “Carlos Danger” to troll for underage girls, Romney uses “Pierre Delecto” to whimper like a Fredo for a little frikkin’ respect.

Well, not anymore. Now that he’s become the laughingstock of the Internet, Willard has locked up “Pierre” as a private account.

Thankfully, though, before he ran away and hid like a girl, we were able to discover just how much Mitt Romney loves him some Mitt Romney, and when Mitt Romney doesn’t get his due, Mitt Romney is there to say something about the greatness of Mitt Romney.

Jeez-o-Pete, man, SRSLY? As intense as my dislike for the guy has always been, even I have to feel just a wee mite sorry for him in light of this pitiable revelation. Nolte reviews more of Lucky Pierre’s girly-man Tweets and then drops the BFH:

Why doesn’t Romney use his verified Twitter account to makes these points, to set the record straight? Why doesn’t he reach out directly to those in the media when he wants something corrected?

I’ll tell you why… because he’s a whimpering, abused little quisling of a man — so intimidated and defeated by the corrupt media that when he’s not kissing abuser ass on the pages of the Atlantic, he can only try and regain some of his pride by hiding in the dark and rebelling in a way that isn’t even as nervy as ringing a doorbell and running.

What a catty, cowardly, neurotic, little backstabbing gerbil Mitt Romney is…

But we already knew that. 

Yes. Yes, we did. Back to Schlichter for some closing slice-n-dice of this despicable empty suit:

Mitt started off the son of a rich guy, which is fine, but he did not go to Vietnam because he was in France on a mission for the Mormon church. His being a Mormon is literally the only good thing about him. His being healthy and not going to ‘Nam, even as today he talks a big game about staying in Syria forever because…well, because it would never occur to Mitt to take a position the folks at the country club don’t share, is a bad look. 

I sort of hate the whole “chickenhawk” thing. Every citizen has a right to opine on the question of war and peace, DD 214 or no. There are lots of good reasons people have for not serving, and my own service was pretty much just showing up, but it’s super hard to take our ruling caste – of which Mitt is a charter member – writing checks that get cashed in our kids’ blood when they have no kin in the game. That’s especially true when out of Mitt’s 47 spawn, we will never see his sons Tagg, Tugg, Zippy, Miff, Mork, Dingus, Tugg II, or Spork rucking-up to head over to Northern Syria to fight Turkey over this esoteric border dispute.

The same day he was on the Senate floor fronting about “honor” and “betrayal” there was a civil war breaking out in Mexico, yet Mitt couldn’t spare a second to fight to secure our own border. Every year, our open border literally kills thousands of Americans, via criminals and fentanyl. That’s what we’re interested in, not refereeing between tribes on the other side of the globe. But the folks who really matter to Mitt, his fat cat elite pals, decreed that we just have to accept the open borders butcher’s bill because they need the serf labor and new voters, so Mitt’s right there championing the Kurds instead of you and your family.

I oppose Turkey and generally like the Kurds, but I like Americans better, and so should our Republican politicians.

Beyond his class solidarity, Mitt’s loyalty is to Mitt and the glory that he believes should come from his blazing Mittness. He started in Michigan, then was governor in Massachusetts, then ran for president, then thought about running for Senate from New Hampshire, then moved to rich guy central in La Jolla, then ran for Senate in Utah. He’s the establishment equivalent of the cheesy strippers who you see on Southwest flights from LAX to Vegas every Friday night, with little carry-bags for their g-strings. Except they have the self-respect that comes with knowing they didn’t earn their dollars shipping American jobs to Szechuan.

His political loyalty is similarly tightly focused through the lens of Mitt. This is the guy who imposed the precursor of Obamacare on Massachusetts, which, in fairness, deserved it. He pretended to be conservative when he was trying to get us to elect him president and now, when we actually have a conservative Republican president doing conservative things, he’s siding with the Democrats because that Republican president is not him.

Well, actually, there’s more to it than that. I remain firmly convinced that Romney’s only real reason for running for Senate in the first place—aside from the desperate egotism and greed that is the fire burning under the cauldron of all professional-politician ambition—was his profound butthurt over having Trump spurn him for SecState, after having so obsequiously polished Trump’s knob in pursuit of the job. He’s been seeking revenge for that humiliation ever since, and will go right on doing it, too.

Mitt Romney is a most execrable example of everything wrong with American politics today—the poster-boy for all the reasons why the Founders so assiduously warned their posterity against ever allowing a professional-politician class to spawn and metastasize. No more, and no less. Now we clearly see what sort of ghastly, disagreeable critters slither up out of the Swamp when we relax our vigilance for even a moment.

Update! Ouch.

Newt Gingrich: The truth is I don’t pay attention to Mitt Romney. I don’t think Mitt Romney matters in the long run of American political history. He certainly does not matter in a Donald Trump Republican Party. I think he is a fossilized element of a party that is disappearing. It doesn’t offend me.

One might say that if you don’t mind, Mitt doesn’t matter. Elsewhere, Julie Kelly jumps on the witless oaf with both feet:

Mitt Romney is that guy.

The kid who made the team because his parents donated big dough to the school but gives footwork advice to the other legit athletes. The fraternity brother who wore khakis to keg parties and drank Bartles and Jaymes out of a solo cup but pretended it was beer. The office colleague who cribbed someone else’s idea from a presentation or an email chain and passed it off as his own to the boss. Then he became the executive who inspires only eyerolls during his weekly motivational session. “How the hell did this guy get this far?!” everyone internally screams.

He secretly keeps squeezy balls in his desk drawer to calm his nerves before he has to call the boss, and, when those fail to ease his jitters, he keeps a bottle of Rumchata in the file cabinet just in case.

He’s a 31 handicap and he doesn’t even count all his strokes. He wears CrossFit gear but does water aerobics. He owns a Porsche but won’t drive it more than 59 miles per hour. He starts laughing before he tells a joke because he knows he can’t deliver but is trying to get you to play along. He pretends to know the words to Metallica and Guns N’ Roses and the Violent Femmes while playing air guitar on his Bobolat racket, but his iPod is loaded with Barry Manilow and Celine Dion.

A guy with so much cringe who thinks he’s boffo: Cowardice camouflaged in smugness.

In other words, a fraud. A phony. And, because losing presidential candidates never die, they just relocate to another state and run for the U.S. Senate, the American people must now tolerate the national version of the Mitt Romney We All Know In Real Life.

The weekend’s revelations brought to mind Trump’s own post-election trolling of Romney. Except, unlike Mitt/Pierre, The Donald did his dirty work in public. In clear view of photographers, the president-elect dined with Romney a few weeks after the 2016 election to tease him with the job of secretary of state. After the French (!) meal, Romney slobbered all over Trump, praising him for his leadership and “inclusiveness.” After continuing to bait Romney for weeks, Trump picked someone else.

Now, Romney is trying to act like a tough guy. But whether it was his failure to confront Barack Obama about his post-Benghazi lies before the 2012 presidential election; his groveling before Donald Trump after the 2016 election; or his operating behind a hilarious Twitter alias, Mitt Romney can never quite pull off the act.

Treacherous, phony, and incompetent: poor Mittens has hit the trifecta of hapless loserdom.

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In a class by himself

I had pretty near forgotten about this one.

During Joe Biden’s 2008 run as Barack Obama’s running mate, Pamela Hamill — the daughter of that other driver — asked that the then-senator make a public apology for the years he’d spent impugning her father.

Curtis Dunn was driving the tractor-trailer that collided with the car driven by Biden’s first wife, Neilia. Neilia was carrying their 13-month-old infant daughter with her, and young sons Beau and Hunter were in the car, too. They were on their way to buy a Christmas tree when the accident occurred. Police at the time made the determination that Mrs. Biden drove into the path of the oncoming truck, possibly because she was looking the wrong way at a stop sign. Neilia and the girl died of their injuries, despite Dunn’s attempts to provide first aid, and the Bidens’ sons were also hurt very badly. POLITICO wrote in January of this year that a friend of Biden’s looked into the accident at the time and concluded, “She had a stop sign. The truck driver did not.”

Although Dunn was not at fault and was quick to render assistance, he was haunted by the accident for the rest of his life. Dunn passed away in 1999, 27 years later, but as his daughter told the Post, “He always got very solemn around Christmastime because the anniversary was Dec. 18, and he never wanted to celebrate the holidays.”

After an exhaustive online search, I can find no mention of Biden ever apologizing to Hamill or to her family. And that POLITICO piece by Michael Kruse I quoted above? It was headlined, “How Grief Became Joe Biden’s Superpower,” which is enough to make you sick after learning how Biden twisted the facts — and his own grief — for, what, a slicker stump speech?

Or as Jack Fowler asked back in April of this year, “It was a heartbreaking story all around, and with officials leaving no doubt of the truck driver’s complete innocence, what was the point of doing or saying anything more than letting Neilia and Naomi Biden rest in peace?” The answer to Fowler’s question would seem to be revealed by that POLITICO profile: Biden chose to weaponize his grief, and any collateral damage be damned.

As a husband and as the father of two young boys, ages 9 and 13, I can all-too-well imagine the horror of receiving of phone call like the one Biden received on December 18, 1972. But to then spend years impugning the innocent driver who tried to save my own loved ones, despite just have been nearly killed himself? That I can’t imagine, and suspect you couldn’t, either. We can, however, safely assess the character of the man who would do such a thing — and then neglect to apologize when called on it — as thoughtless, cruel, and very, very small.

Oh, I’d say that’s far, FAR too kind of you, Stephen. To take a horrific, painful personal tragedy, rejigger the story via self-serving dishonesty, smear an innocent and evidently quite decent man with despicable lies, and then use the whole odious, slimy mess as a means of manufacturing tawdry political advantage—these are acts so vile, so wholly indecent and despicable, as to disqualify such a one from being regarded as fully human.

Thoughtless? Cruel? Very, very small? Those tiny little words are inadequate to encompass the scope of the monstrous, near-demonic evil of such a thing. A thoughtless person is someone who forgets his wedding anniversary. A cruel person might mock a deformity, a handicap, an unfortunate lack of physical attractiveness. Very, very small? Someone who takes all the credit for an achievement or success without acknowledging others without whose help etc. Or, say, stokes his own ego by bullyragging a waitress, a wife, a child, or an underling.

The appalling, despicable nature of what Gropey Lyin’ Joe did WAY eludes the grasp of such small words and concepts. It is so beyond the pale I doubt anyone reading this could come up with a similar example from among his circle of acquaintances, no matter how wide it might be. If you DID personally know of such a person, what would your reaction be? Would you shun him? Would you blithely grant him even the slightest power over you by voting for him—for mayor, for dogcatcher, for shop steward, for head of the student council?

Myself, I wouldn’t trust someone capable of such unspeakable acts to mow my damned lawn. Not even once.

Biden’s sick maneuver was so reprehensible as to rightfully bar him from the society of anyone with even a shred of decency and humanity. The condemnation of this sleazy, self-serving smear ought to be universal and resounding. Such scurrilous behavior should forever forbid any hope of becoming President—not that the rat-bastard ever had any chance of it anyway, of course.

Since that early deployment of a malicious fairy tale for personal gain, Gropey has moved ever onwards and upwards over the years to commit more publicly-significant crimes, transgressions, and falsehoods. He got away with it for too long, but now new revelations and details seem to emerge every day, further exposing the black, trackless void where a soul is supposed to be. Thankfully, as Biden sinks in both polls and fundraising, it would seem that there is still at least some shit we will not eat.

But still. That such an amoral, conscienceless sub-mediocrity somehow contrived to spend his entire life feeding greedily from the public trough—parlaying a complete dearth of integrity and scruple into power, privilege, and unearned wealth—is the direst condemnation imaginable not only of the system that enabled his rise, but the fools who endorsed it with their votes again and again as well.

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London crawling

The feel-good story of the day.

Extinction Rebellion protesters attempting to bring the London Underground subway system to a halt by climbing on top of trains got a sense of how much support they enjoy among ordinary members of the public when angry commuters pelted them with rubbish and physically dragged them back to the platform.

Video footage which has gone viral on social media shows two men in their twenties or thirties, one bald and bearded and the other balding and sporting a ponytail, being barracked by an angry crowd as they pace the roof of a London Underground train at Canning Town.

Matters come to a head when the bearded protester aims a nasty kick at the head of a would-be passenger who attempts to climb up himself to remonstrate with them, only for his intended victim to seize his leg and drag him on to the platform, where he is handled roughly by the crowd. Extinction Rebellion makes much of being a non-violent movement, but the violent response the train-climbing protestor gives to a member of the public trying to interfere with his moment of fame may go some way to damaging that claim.

Shortly thereafter another commuter mounts the train and engages the remaining protester in a slow-motion chase, which ends when the latter sits down to try and anchor himself in place, resulting in the crowd on the platform catching his leg, too, and dragging him down.

How fucking dumb do these peurile little turds have to be to think that further inconveniencing a huge, put-upon mob of weary people already aggravated by the crowds, the delays, the noise, the smells, and the overall cattle-drive ambience of the subway—interested only in getting home or to the office without any more hassle than they’ve already endured—was a good idea? As far as I’m concerned, having spent many hours myself on the NYC subway and a few on the far-nicer Underground as well, if a few of these “Rebellion” asswads had wound up truly Extinct it would’ve been no more than the twerps had coming.

You knew the ironic part was coming though, right? Here t’is:

(The British Transport Police) added that “The Tube and rail networks are one of the greenest transport methods in London, any action goes against what they campaign for and will only cause misery for London’s commuters” — but to no avail.

They’re not bright enough to realize they’re protesting something that’s usually held up as one of the palliatives for Climate Change (formerly Global Warming, formerly Global Cooling, formerly “the weather”), and they’re too knuckle-draggingly insensate and self-absorbed to give a damn who they inconvenience and/or endanger.

Be sure to watch the vids; they’re sure to brighten up your whole weekend and put a spring in your step, I promise. Breitbart aptly dubs the fed-up Normals who finally pushed back against the Climate creeps the “have-a-go-hero members of the public,” and that shoe fits nicely. Good to see that there’s still a spark, however badly guttering, of the doughty Olde English fighting spirit burning in the breast of your average London workaday slob. Maybe some of the more stout among us Yanks are taking notes. Because this kind of direct, physically-punitive pushback is the only way this obnoxious shit ever ends.

Update! There’s no reasoning with a fanatical fascist, but Peter Hitchens gives it the ol’ college try anyway, by laying out some simple facts.

They prefer fury to logic. This is always the sign of someone who is not sure of his own case, and hates to hear his inner doubts spoken.

I have yet to get one of them to respond to this simple point. We recently closed and demolished Didcot ‘A’ coal-fired power station, an efficient, reasonably modern plant with a generating capacity of about 1.44 gigawatts.

Why? Why not at least mothball it? But no such caution is allowed in the great cause of cutting CO2 emissions.

Look at the facts: an enormous 259 gigawatts (180 Didcots) of new coal-fired capacity are under development in China. That’s on top of the 993 gigawatts of coal-burning capacity China already possesses (690 Didcots).

The UK’s whole electrical generation capacity, in all forms of power, is 85 gigawatts (59 Didcots). If we gave up using electricity entirely, it would make no difference at all to the impact of Chinese coal burning on the atmosphere.

None. Not any. Zero. If we completely abolish all our fossil-fuel generation, including gas, it would likewise not matter in the slightest – except to us, our economy and our standard of living.

China’s planned increase, yes, increase, in coal power is three times the size of our whole electricity-generation industry – wind, nuclear gas, and all. India is also increasing coal generation and last March reached a coal capacity of 200 gigawatts (139 Didcots).

Wind generation only functions thanks to huge hidden subsidies, paid for by the poor, and is vulnerable to power cuts unless it is backed up by fossil fuel or nuclear generation.

We are like a thirsty man refusing to drink from a tap because of a water shortage, while his local water company leaves hundreds of leaks unrepaired, allowing thousands of gallons to drain away each hour. 

Excellent points all, which will neither mitigate this standoff one iota nor change a single Climatard mind. That’s why they must continue to be dragged off trains and roadsteads and beaten mercilessly, again and again, until they either wise up or can no longer GET up.

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Wait, what?

You know a certain threshold for something or other has been reached when Piers Morgan is a voice of sanity and reason.

British T.V. host Piers Morgan called out a climate activist about her lifestyle choices, which are not helpful for the planet, as protesters are staging demonstrations across the United Kingdom.

The ongoing protests has been organized by Extinction Rebellion, who want the United Kingdom’s Parliament to take action on climate change. Demonstrations include clogging roads and blocking bridges with their bodies and other big objects. 

Morgan asked Extinction Rebellion’s co-leader Skeena Rathor how she arrived to their studio. Rathor said a car sent by the station had picked her up.

When Morgan then asked her if she had a T.V. at her home and if her children use computers, Rathor said she did not think it was relevant to “the planet emergency.”

“Do you see the problem with all this? You go on about ‘My kids can’t get out of bed because they’re all so terrified,’ I’m not surprised they’re terrified because your mum’s telling them everyday the planet’s about to end, and yet, I bet your own carbon footprint, for all the stuff I’ve just mentioned is terrible,” Morgan said.

“So why don’t you give your computer, give up your television, give up your air conditioning, walk your kids to school, get a bike to the studio. Why don’t you practice what you preach?” he added.

The shrike’s response is every bit as feeble, self-serving, and pathetic as you’d expect.

Reynolds laid out one of his good, pithy rips a week or two ago (I have no link for it, sorry) noting that most of the Climate Change (formerly Global Warming, formerly Global Cooling, formerly “the weather”) tards were college kids, then going on to ask why, if the world is ending in ten or twelve years, they’d be staying in college at all.

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