February 23, 2018

CNN: Broward County Sheriff's Deputies Didn't Enter School to Stop Shooter

—Ace

Yup, good guys with guns can't stop a shooter. Especially when all they do is take cover behind their vehicles.

When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff's deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.

It's just more proof that it's crazy to want your own gun to defend your own body.



Posted by Ace at 06:49 PM Comments



Canadian Boyband Star Justin Trudeau Goes to India to Wear Bollywood Costumes and to "Rap" With the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi About His Upcoming Concept Album Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

—Ace

Thanks to Commenter.




Posted by Ace at 06:43 PM Comments



Jake Tapper a Former Spokesman for Handgun Control, Inc.?

—Ace

So says Gateway Pundit, quoting an old news story identifying one "Jake Tapper" as a spokesman for Handgun Control, Inc. (which would later become the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence).

Now, I suppose it's possible that the Jake Tapper mentioned here is not the same Jake Tapper who a large number of cucky "conservatives" have homoerotic (at the very least) crushes on, but I've scanned Jake Tapper's twitter feed for a claim like this -- "Wrong Jake Tapper," that kind of thing -- and as far as I can tell he's just completely ignoring it.

And when someone in the media simply ignores a charge that they obviously have the power to respond to -- well, you can decide for yourself.

Of course, CNN did not disclose this before, during, or after its rowdy, Beer Hall Putsch-style "townhall," nor have they ever disclosed it, as far as I know.

By the way, a father and daughter have come forward to accuse CNN not of "scripting" questions as another Parkland student alleged, but at least of only soliciting a certain kind of opinion for their political advertisement masquerading as news.

Two victims of the February 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have now come forward to say CNN producers filtered out opinions contrary to the rabid demands for gun control and confiscation that dominated the network’s Wednesday night town hall.

"I actually spoke to a CNN producer... the day after the shooting," Andrew Klein, father of Arianna Klein, a Douglas junior who survived the ordeal, told Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle" Thursday night. "The producer insinuated to me they were looking for people who were willing to espouse a certain narrative."

Klein's daughter, Ariana, survived the shooting ordeal in which former student Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 students and adults.... Both Kleins attended Wednesday's listening session with President Donald Trump at the White House.

The narrative that CNN preferred, the senior Klein told host Laura Ingraham, "was taking the tragedy and turning it into a policy debate, and I read that as being a gun control debate ... the producer said, 'We are looking for people who want to talk about the policy implications for preventing future mass shootings.'"

I have to admit I'm enjoying see Jake Tapper's #FakeNewsConservative Twitter Bitches all wailing and gnashing their teeth at the Shock Revelation that Tapper is a biased liberal with an agenda.

Oh, and this is good stuff:


Here's Jake Tapper's defense, which seems pretty weak to me.


So what happened was:

1. The student said she had a question for Dana Loesch, but then said she would ask it of Nelson.

2. The question actually accused "politicians," including Bill Nelson (a Democrat), of being "puppets" of the NRA and of taking "blood money."

3. Jake decided that this question would have to be held for Dana, even though the student herself said she didn't mind asking it of Nelson.

Before you say "But Bill Nelson wants to ban all guns so the question isn't applicable" -- well, no, that's not his stated position. The crowd cheered at the idea of banning all semi-automatic rifles; is that Bill Nelson's position? Certainly not -- not if he wants to get re-elected.

So is he a puppet of the NRA? Would he have offered a more nuanced take on gun control, had he been permitted to answer?

Has he ever taken NRA money, or sought their endorsement, or at least their non-opposition?

We could have heard this thoughts on this, but fortunately for us, Jake stepped in to keep Nelson from having to explain if he felt he had gun on his hands for opposing the banning of all semi-automatic rifles.

See what Jake is doing here? Moderating. But notice that his excuse as to why he let students accuse Marco Rubio of essentially being a mass-murderer himself is that he didn't feel it was his role to step in and keep these students from having their say.

But in this case, where a Democrat is asked about why "senators" are puppets of the NRA, he feels that it is the right time to step in and do some moderation and deny a grieving student her voice.

Oh -- and this is interesting, no?



Posted by Ace at 05:29 PM Comments

J.J. Abrams, Who's Directing Episode 9 of Star Wars: Anyone Who Criticizes Star Wars Is Just "Threatened" By Women;
Joss Whedon No Longer Attached to "Batgirl" Project

—Ace

First, on Joss Whedon. Most articles use vague wording like that he's "departed" the long-threatened Batgirl film; Grace Randolph says "fired."

She notes the three reasons he's likely "no longer attached to" or "fired from" Batgirl:

1, he got into fights with Kevin Feige over Age of Ultron, and that film disappointed.

2, he re-shot Zack Snyder's version of Justice League, and that film is, reportedly, a total mess and would probably have ended the DCEU if Wonder Woman had not been a big cushioning hit.

3, although Joss Whedon continues to play the Sensitive Male Feminist card, and thus come up as an obvious choice to direct a Grrrl power movie like Batgirl, his ex-wife's revelations about his use of the Sensitive Male Feminist card to cheat on her and score easy ****y sort of makes his association with a female-based property questionable.

You gotta know that if Batgirl were real, Joss Whedon would be inviting her up to his apartment to see his Chinese etchings and his coffin coffee table.

He's a one-trick dick and I'll be glad when he get shit out of the lower intestine of the film industry.

Meanwhile, J.J. Abrams is resorting to using the the public relations defense that worked so well forGhostbusters: If you don't like our stupid corporate art-by-committee cashgrab, you're misogynist and bigot.

"Their problem isn’t Star Wars, their problem is being threatened," Abrams told IndieWire when asked about a social media group that admitted to deliberately trying to bring down The Last Jedi‘s Rotten Tomatoes score.

"Star Wars is a big galaxy, and you can sort of find almost anything you want to in Star Wars. If you are someone who feels threatened by women and needs to lash out against them, you can probably find an enemy in Star Wars," Abrams added. "You can probably look at the first movie that George [Lucas] did [Star Wars: A New Hope] and say that Leia was too outspoken, or she was too tough. Anyone who wants to find a problem with anything can find the problem. The internet seems to be made for that."

I hope the Ghostbusters Defense works equally well for Disney's Star Wars IP.

The problem might have something to do with producer Kathleen Kennedy explicitly re-making Star Wars into a feminism-boosting fantasy. The Force is Female, you know.

As Gandhi once said: Fuck all these people.

Posted by Ace at 04:28 PM Comments

CNN: Trump Shouldn't Call Psychopathic School Shooter a "Sicko" Because It's "Stigmatizing" to Psychopathic School Shooters

—Ace

CNN is pretty determined that there is only one issue we'll be discussing here, and that is confiscating Americans' guns, and we will not be permitted to discuss mental health or keeping "sickos" from getting guns.


What a joke.

CNN goes so far as to accuse Trump of basically using the n-word.

From CNN:

"How helpful is calling a black person the n-word? Not only is it disrespectful, it fans racism," said Pat Corrigan, a distinguished professor of psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology who manages the National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment.

As you know, even though a lot of people called this sicko a psycho, and told the cops and FBI about it, they didn't do anything about it:

On the day after Thanksgiving, Cruz was at work at a Dollar Tree store. Rocxanne Deschamps’ son, Rock, 22, called 911 to report that an "adopted 19-year-old son" had possibly hidden a "gun in the backyard," according to a dispatcher’s notes. Rock Deschamps told law enforcement "there were no weapons allowed in the household"” the report said. It's unclear from the record whether sheriff's deputies conducted a search. The incident was classified as "domestic unfounded," which means a deputy didn't find proof to back up the claims.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office was called again to the home four days later, when Rock said Cruz lashed out against the family that took him in, according to the Palm Beach deputy’s report and dispatcher notes. The deputy went to a local park and found Cruz, who explained that he had misplaced a photo of his recently deceased mother and, emotionally distraught, began punching the wall...

Rock interrupted Cruz and a fight broke out between them, according to the documents. Cruz left the home, and Rocxanne Deschamps called 911. She warned the police dispatcher that Cruz said "he was going to get his gun and come back," records show. She said Cruz had "bought a gun from Dick's last week and is now going to pick it up."

Rocxanne Deschamps told the dispatcher that Cruz had "bought tons of ammo" and "has used a gun against ppl before," the notes said. "He has put the gun to others heads in the past."

Now, what would have happened if the FBI investigated his YouTube threat to become a "professional school shooter" slightly more than not at all and combined this information with the constant stream of hair-raising reports on this little psychopath?

Maybe sometimes you have to use clear language like "sicko" to let bureaucrats know that if they don't act, something important is on the line: their jobs.

Posted by Ace at 03:40 PM Comments

Media Just Embarrassing Itself Over the "Broward Coward"

—Ace

JJ Sefton noted the report that the sheriff's deputy assigned to protect the Parkland school did nothing for six minutes during the rampage.

The cuck media is taking this a proof that "good guys with guns can't stop gun crime," not realizing that 1, this guy was actually a paid agent of the state and therefore 2, if paid agents of the state specifically assigned to carry guns to defend citizens won't do so, then 3, it's up to every private citizen to arm himself in order to protect himself.

John Harwood, who no one ever accused of not being a fucking retard, drooled thus:


Also big on this claim is human soft-boiled egg Chris Cillizza:



No, he wasn't a "good guy with a gun," a shorthand expression for a private citizen with a gun. He was paid state agent and a cop who, reports say, chose to cower instead of doing the job taxpayers used to pay him to pretend to do.

Now, if you think that's dumb, and I'm pretty sure you do, well, here's even dumber.

Famous MSNBC tough-guy Lawrence O'Donnell, who uses a shitty Southie accent when he wants to fake-challenge people to fights on TV (ps, Lawrence, I'm game), has an interesting explanation as to why a citizen's handgun would be useless against an AR-15:



I'm not a Super-Expert on guns, but I rather think the AR-15's superior accuracy (longer barrels fire straighter shots; heavier barrels jump less from recoil) would be a factor in a pistol-vs.-rifle fight, but I don't think mere bullet speed would count all that much.



By the way, the guy with the pistol had an immense advantage over the shooter: He knew about the shooter, and he knew about where the shooter was (from the sounds of gunfire), but the shooter didn't know about him or where he was.

Now, it seems he was out taking a well-deserved smoke break, but had he been doing his job, he would have cautiously approached the shooter from a behind sort of angle and taken the not-so-difficult trick shot of shooing someone unaware right in his fucking back.

I'll have to check with Lawrence O'Donnell about how muzzle velocity would factor into that sort of an attack.

Oh, thanks to Commenter, former minor author Joyce Carol Oates wants to know why a paid guard armed with a mere "conventional" weapon could possibly be expected to do his job and shoot someone armed with an "AK-15."



Oh, by the way, the Weekly Cuck has an editorial out:




States and municipalities may wish to try different policies, but arming so many teachers across the nation would increase the danger, not alleviate it. School shootings are a problem, but the odds of any one school being attacked is still, thankfully, minuscule. Put a gun in the classroom, and it might well become like Checkhov's gun: Eventually, somebody's going to use it.

Oh, how literary. Someone's very proud of having remembered a quote usually taught in the ninth grade.

What did I tell you? As they drop their masks and work to make themselves employable by the liberal magazines they've always secretly craved employment at, gun rights will be the first issue they'll "evolve" on -- but it won't be the last.

Oh: Checkhov? I missed this:



Maybe the Weekly Cuck shouldn't be that proud of their ninth-grade-drama-appreciating reference.

Posted by Ace at 02:38 PM Comments

McCain Associate Subpoenaed About "Steele Dossier"

—Ace

Byron York reporting.

McCain associate David Kramer went to London to pick up the "Steele Dossier" (if Steele really is the author) and get briefed on it. He took it to McCain, who took it to the FBI, which already had most of it, as Steele was giving it to them "in installments."

In his last round of questioning by the House Intelligence Committee, Kramer said he knew who the Soviet, I mean Russian, sources for the dossier's outrageous claims were, but "declined" to say who they were. (Instapundit notes he hears that Kramer took the Fifth on this question.)

Now Kramer's being subpoenaed specifically to answer those questions, and I imagine the Committee will be prepared for him to take the Fifth or otherwise refuse to answer.

Here's why this is important, per Byron York:

[T]here is another reason to know Steele's sources, and that is to learn not just the origin of the dossier but its place in the larger Trump-Russia affair. There is a growing belief among some congressional investigators that the Russians who provided information to Steele were using Steele to disrupt the American election as much as the Russians who distributed hacked Democratic Party emails. In some investigators' views, they are the two sides of the Trump-Russia project, both aimed at sowing chaos and discord in the American political system.

Investigators who favor this theory ask a sensible question: Is it likely that all the Russians involved in the attempt to influence the 2016 election were lying, scheming, Kremlin-linked, Putin-backed enemies of America -- except the Russians who talked to Christopher Steele?

It is a sensible question-- all Russians are scheming liars, except the ones peddling evidence-free claims about Trump?! -- which is why the Democrats and the media and the Never Trumpers (but I repeat myself thricely) never ask it.

Posted by Ace at 01:33 PM Comments

Native Americans: Funny, When We Invited the Alleged Indian Elizabeth Warren to Our Meetings, She Didn't Even Reply

—Ace

When Indians killed the buffalo, they used the entire carcass -- nothing went to waste.

When Elizabeth Warren shoots a buffalo, she just cuts off an ear and pins it to her CV.

Sen. ["Sitting Bullshit"] Elizabeth Warren (D. Mass.) was invited at least three times to speak with Native American students at Harvard Law School while she was a faculty member, but she never accepted, according to a former president of a Native American student group.

Dr. Gavin Clarkson, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation who received both a doctorate and a law degree from Harvard while Warren was a professor, says he "personally invited" her three times to visit with Harvard's Native American Law Student Association (NALSA), which he headed while attaining his dual degree. Warren, who had identified as a minority in law professor directories and was touted by Harvard as a Native American hire, never accepted his invites.

Maybe she was expecting the invitations to come by way of smoke-signals or blaze-codes carved into trees -- she just knows nothing of the White Man and his "Paper Messages."

"I was on campus at Harvard for five years, from 1998 to 2003," Clarkson said. "Warren was identified in the AALS law teacher directory as an American Indian faculty member."

She was busy -- she was also in charge of plotting ways to stop the Steel Mustangs from crossing their lands on their iron tracks.

"Hi, we're the Native American students on campus and it would be nice to meet the only Native American professor on the faculty," was the message Clarkson was attempting to get across, but he says he was dismissed by Warren every time.

"I personally invited Elizabeth Warren, face to face, three separate times," Clarkson said.

"I did it at least once per year for three straight years," he said. "She basically dismissed me all three times."

Her eyes were e'er fixed on the horizon, scanning for sign of buffalo or Apache raiders or an opening as a dean at another Ivy League school.

Warren's office did not respond to requests for comment on her interaction with NALSA while at Harvard.

She did, however, release a complex tribal dance. Apparently the answer is "Four more days of dry, then the Mighty Thunderbird summons the rains."

Posted by Ace at 12:41 PM Comments

The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"So now we know that the Parkland shooter was known to the local police, who did nothing. He was known to the FBI, who did nothing. His unstable behavior was known to teachers, who did nothing. The armed guard at the school stood there with his thumb up his butt while the the school was being shot up, and did nothing. In other words, we have a avalanche of failures from the highest levels down to the lowest. Every rule, every procedure, every safeguard that was put in place to stop these shootings from happening failed to stop this one from happening because the adults who were entrusted with the responsibility to keep shootings from happening did not do their f*ing jobs. Everybody knew the kid had serious problems, but nobody wanted to step up and actually do anything about it. And now we're treated to the spectacle of these fake 'townhall' meetings organized by left-wing agitators who teach the kids to recite the anti-gun talking points that they want them to say and we're supposed to just nod our heads and pretend that all we need to do is pass a few more laws and then everything will be just ducky. Sometimes I think we're all just cardboard cutouts living in a Potemkin village."





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Posted by OregonMuse at 11:23 AM Comments

Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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Posted by CBD at 09:35 AM Comments

The Morning Report 2/23/18

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Thank goodness the weekend is here and along with the shameless politicization of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS comes the revelation that the school's armed resource officer, Scot Peterson, whose job it is to defend the students and teachers from what happened nine days ago waited outside the school for a full six minutes as the gunman went on his rampage. Is it too soon to call him "the Broward Coward" and "Sheriff Quick-Withdraw?" I'm not so sure, given the fact that there are many instances of bravery by armed security officers and others who are trained for these situations responding accordingly. The sergeant-at-arms of the Canadian Parliament confronting and dispatching an armed Islamist gunman a few years back immediately comes to mind, let alone the unarmed 88-year-old Brit we discussed last night.

Of course, the left will use this individual's failure as evidence against arming some teachers and increasing armed security at schools. Quite the contrary; it shows not only that armed security is needed but it exposes serious failings by law enforcement and other agencies that hired and trained this guard and that a major examination and overhaul of how we hire and screen these people is urgently needed.

On the political front, it is painfully obvious that CNN used the students who witnessed the killing as props in what amounted to a staged public execution of the NRA and GOP politicians. Colton Haab, the heroic ROTC student, stands by his claim that CNN gave him a scripted question and identifies Fake Jake Flapper-Tapper's producer, one Carrie Stevenson, as the person in question. CNN continues to deny this and claims that Haab wanted to use his time to give a speech and was refused. All things considered, I tend to believe Haab since, after all, "this is CNN."

Any decent human being would know to leave the children alone. They're in shock and grieving. Not the Democrat-Media complex. Not content to kill innocent babies in the womb, nor waste the lives of scores of inner-city youths year after year, decade after decade, here we have them pulling shattered souls and psyches almost directly out of a bloodbath and using them as figurative kamikaze pilots as a way for us to surrender our G-d given right to self defense from a tyranny they feel is within their reach. There is a special place in Hell for people who do this. That said, some of these kids, specifically the ones we're now seeing all over the Media in attack mode are starting to get on my nerves. And I'm at the point where I'm ready to take the gloves off and do a little digging to see exactly what the story is with them. Frankly, their motivations vis a vis what they're saying stink to high Heaven.

On a positive political note, I sense the Democrats are going to use this once again as a major campaign issue going into 2018. I hope so, because it is always a loser for them and especially now with the President shifting the narrative away from guns and to the immediate need for armed defense at soft targets like schools an then the broader issue of mental health and what is driving these perps to do what they do. Quick answer: 60 years of Leftist social engineering that has ravaged our society like the clap in Idi Amin's brain.

On the Amnesty/Immigration front, VP Pence got a standing ovation at CPAC for his unequivocal call for the border wall, as enforcement seems to be working in places like Boston and elsewhere. That said, convicted felon and Nazi collaborator George Soros is buying a DA seat in Texas which has obvious ramifications for immigration enforcement in a state that is a geographic and political firewall for the republic. That momzer needs to be taken down, like, yesterday and his assets seized so his spawn can't continue the project. Super secret AG Lemmon 714? Hello?

Moving along, on the Insurrection front, Mueller has handed down fresh indictments against Manafort and Gates that have absolutely nothing to do with the President or his actions during the campaign, while a McCain flunky is pleading the fifth over the dossier. Surprise, surprise. Not.

Some big breaking political stories, Missouri governor Eric Greitens has been indicted on felony charges along with the mayor of Nashville for improper use of public funds to cover an illicit affair.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

Posted by J.J. Sefton at 07:33 AM Comments

A Well Written ONT Is Necessary for the Security of a Free State

—WeirdDave

It's ONT time! What should we talk about tonight? Cows?

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Stupid cow. Doesn't she know that they aren't going to kill her anymore?

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Posted by WeirdDave at 09:59 PM Comments

Evergreen State Daycare Center Predicts 18.5% Drop in Enrollment Next Year

—Ace

Gee I wonder why.

Former Evergreen provost Michael Zimmerman told the College Fix, "The enrollment crisis at Evergreen, and make no mistake about it, it is a crisis, will not be fixed until the actions of last spring are acknowledged and their underlying causes addressed."

Maybe roving bands of bat-wielding Social Justice Warrior alt-lifestyle vigilantes, threatening to attack people (with the support of the faculty), are among those underlying causes.

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Posted by Ace at 07:32 PM Comments

Toxic Masculinity: 88-Year-Old British Korean Vet Comes to Aid of Woman Accosted by Knife-Wielding Thugs

—Ace

Apparently they thought they would just flash the knives and there wouldn't be a fight at all.

They were wrong. This guy, at four times their age but also four times their Testosterone levels, decided they would have to fight after all.

They made the classic mistake: They brought knives to a real-life fist-fight.

John Nixon, who fought in the Korean War, said he stepped in when he noticed five youths grab a woman's handbag and clothes while walking down Raglan Street, in Kenthish Town, last month.

"My initial thoughts were to divert their attention away from the girl who was screaming. I shouted 'eave her alone,'" he told the Evening Standard. "But they turned on me, saying ‘We’ll take your money instead,' and I said, 'No you don't' Kids this age are full of bravado, you see, they weren’t expecting a surprise."

Nixon said his military training kicked in and he fought back at one of the suspected thieves, slugging one in the neck.

"I disabled one but another pulled out a knife so I had to try and deal with him too," he continued. "I tried to disarm him and in the process I got stab wounds here, there and everywhere. There was a lot of blood. He wasn’t trained and it was more of a pocket knife. Luckily my wounds were shallow."

The punks fled. The hero went to the hospital to have his wounds cleaned.

"Fear is not part of my vocabulary," he later said.

I'm as taken with this guy and his uncommon valor as the liberal Republican cucks are with Jake Tapper and his courageous retweeting of the stupid things they write on Twitter (while never actually bringing up any of these points on his actual tv show).

Posted by Ace at 06:24 PM Comments

US Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in 45 Years

—Ace

Recovery Spring?

We have not seen jobless claims hit this low a level since Watergate was in the news -- 1973.

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a near 45-year low last week, pointing to strong job growth in February, which should continue to underpin the economy.

...

Claims for six states, including California, were estimated because of Monday's Presidents Day holiday. While that probably distorted last week's data, the underlying trend in claims was consistent with a robust labor market.

"Firms are extraordinarily unwilling to part company with workers reflecting, in all likelihood, the difficulty of replacing them," said John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics in New York.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims unchanged at 230,000 in the latest week. It was the 155th straight week that claims remained below the 300,000 threshold, which is associated with a strong labor market. That is the longest such stretch since 1970, when the labor market was much smaller.


Meanwhile, Trump has popped to 48% approval in the latest Rasmussen poll.

Obama was at 45% at this point in his presidency.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump's job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove.

Donny Two Scoops gonna be Donny Two Terms?


Hm, maybe Trump will cancel the 2020 election after all, if only to save money and bother. Save that money and build a wall with it!

Posted by Ace at 05:31 PM Comments

#OutOfThisWorldWOKE: NBC Runs Op-Ed Stating That Plans for the Exploration of Mars Are Just Another Symptom of Male Entitlement

—Ace

Safe link to Instapundit; you can decide when you get there if you want to click on NBC's sub-Buzzfeed, sub-Newsweek level #WokeTrolling.

Here's some stupid words from NBC's "Think" piece:

These men, particularly Musk, are not only heavily invested in who can get their rocket into space first, but in colonizing Mars. The desire to colonize -- to have unquestioned, unchallenged and automatic access to something, to any type of body, and to use it at will -- is a patriarchal one. Indeed, there is no ethical consideration among these billionaires about whether this should be done; rather, the conversation is when it will be done. Because, in the eyes of these intrepid explorers, this is the only way to save humanity.

It is the same instinctual and cultural force that teaches men that everything -- and everyone -- in their line of vision is theirs for the taking. You know, just like walking up to a woman and grabbing her by the pussy.

It’s there, so just grab it because you can.

I didn't make that up. You probably think I made that up, but get this -- I didn't.

The desire to colonize -- to have unquestioned, unchallenged and automatic access to something --- is a patriarchal one.

No offense, but if women think that striving to achieve the impossible and add immeasurably to the sum of human knowledge and wealth is "patriarchal," then:

1, It's little wonder they make, allegedly 77 cents on each "male" dollar, and

2, 77 cents seems way too generous. Perhaps they're being overpaid just because of their sex.

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This Columbusing attitude -- a strident business acumen laced with an imperialist ethos --- comes with an air of benevolence: Musk doesn’t just want to colonize Mars to satisfy his ego. No, he wants to colonize Mars to help his fellow humans....


Rather, the impulse to colonize -- to colonize lands, to colonize peoples, and, now that we may soon be technologically capable of doing so, colonizing space -- has its origins in gendered power structures. Entitlement to power, control, domination and ownership. The presumed right to use and abuse something and then walk away to conquer and colonize something new.

It's called "progress" and "daring," and you're welcome for the electricity you're currently using, Useless Mouth.

And yes, this is a woman writing (or xhe identifies as female, at least), and yes, of course xhe identifies as a Gender Studies Scholar.

....

As if history hasn't proven that men go from one land to the next, drunk on megalomania and the privilege of indifference.

This sounds an awful lot like a woman who's very bitter that she doesn't get a lot of second dates on Match.com.

The raping and pillaging of the Earth, and the environmental chaos that doing so has unleashed, are integral to the process of colonization. And the connection of the treatment of Mother Earth to women is more than symbolic: Study after study has shown that climate change globally affects women more than men.

Yes, all those female roofers baking in the summer sun. Sad!

...

While men compete over whose rocket is the biggest, women are fighting to stay alive against assaults on their personhood -- and their planet.

Again with the rocket=phallus stuff. Embarrassing.

If she took a STEM class instead of "The Facts of Oppression: Tropes of Patriarchal Control on The Facts of Life," she might realize that you need bigger rockets to go to farther places because you need more fuel and you need bigger engines.

Actually, if she simply wasn't a 90-IQ semi-retard desperately posing as belonging to the exclusive Triple Digit Club, she'd have just intuited that.

This means that while men compete with each other over whose rocket is the biggest, fastest, and best...

She really has penis envy, doesn't she? Sheesh, she can't even borrow one for a couple of dates off Match.com.

... and send playthings off to become flashy space junk...

She's really upset by this whole thing about men leaving her for more interesting women and/or planets, isn't she?

...women around the world are fighting to stay alive against violent assaults on their personhood -- and their planet.

You know one cool thing about Mars? No rape.

... Apparently, caring for the planet is perceived to be a "feminine" quality and concern; the psychology of toxic masculinity spills over into the unethical disregard for the environment.

The woman who can't shut up about men's rockets and men seeking new, better things to conquer -- things that aren't her -- is lecturing about insecurity.

...

Houston, we have a problem.

And it's the patriarchy.

I'm going to psychically contact the Outer Planes and see if I can glimpse your future:

When you die alone, with your sixteen cats, even your cats will just shrug and quickly move on to find a more attractive woman to ignore.


Posted by Ace at 04:30 PM Comments

Nancy Pelosi: Hey, I've Got a Great Idea for Border Security. Instead of Building a Wall, Let's Just Mow the Grass in Some Areas So That It's Easier for Border-Crossers to Walk.

—Ace

Uh, that last part was just me making stuff up, but no seriously, she did propose just "mowing the grass" as a border control solution.

Something tells me that "mowing the grass" is kind of a go-to default sexy solution for her.

"Let’s talk about where a more serious structure might be necessary, where fencing will do or mowing the grass so people can’t be smuggled through the grass," she proposed, also mentioning adding levees, technology and personnel to enhance border security.

She also dismissed Trump's repeated promises that Mexico will pay for the wall's construction. Pelosi said lawmakers from border states have "serious objections to a wall" because it could hurt "the community trade."

Apparently she thinks that illegal immigrants manage to hide from prying eyes by the tall grass that famously grows all over the place in the arid desert between Mexico and the US.

From Wikipedia, look at all the undetectable routes the tall, lush grass of the Sonoran desert provides:

From PBS, more of the famously verdant grasslands of the Mexico-Arizona border area:

Why, those mesquite trees are virtually Cloaking Fields!

From The Atlantic, where many cucks wish to work in the near future, the nigh-primordial forest of the border, where the triple-canopy of the forest's upper reaches screens out so much sunlight that the forest floor remains in a perpetual near-twilight:

Isn't it time that this demented botox-soaked hag subjected herself to a mental acuity test so that the public can gauge her cognitive capacity?

Posted by Ace at 02:31 PM Comments

Trump Holds Another Discussion: Arm "Adept" Individuals and Pay Them a Bonus; "Harden" These Targets and These "Cowards" Won't Attack Them

—Ace

He also noted that some Democrat, who he didn't name, he said, so as not to embarrass him, was talking about getting rid of all the guns while simultaneously surrounded by three men armed with guns.



He also spoke about Sanctuary States like California and deporting MS-13.


Shep Smith is already having palpitations and pre-stroke symptoms.

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Parkland Student: CNN Gave Me a Scripted Question to Read

—Ace

CNN denies it. CNN's credibility stands at such a high level that really ought to be the end of the matter, eh?

From Mediaite:

"CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted," Haab said.

"I don’t think that it's going get anything accomplished," he continued. "It's not gonna ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have."

Oh, and Hero of the Cucks Jake Tapper had his typical moments.

Oh, and the Other Hero of the Cucks, Mario Rubo, suggested, as a thought experiment to illustrate the preposterousness of it, that the only way to stop shootings with semi-automatic rifles (also known just as "rifles") was to ban every single semi-automatic rifle, and the entire crowd erupted with rapturous applause, so you can see CNN really worked hard to make sure this pond was stocked with fish of diverse opinion.

Rubio thought that it didn't need saying "and that's obviously impossible and also unwise" -- but he was dealing with a crowd picked by CNN and filled with emotional children, so perhaps he did need to specify that obvious point.





Democrats/liberals are now advertising this/celebrating this, and possibly psyching themselves up to run on this platform, which would be... unwise.

Posted by Ace at 12:16 PM Comments

The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition

—CBD

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Yo Hadrian! It's me...Rocky!

Sorry, I deserve to have poo thrown at me for that.

No rant today....this is just an interesting tidbit. Ancient Roman boxing gloves discovered near Hadrian's Wall

Unlike modern boxing gloves, the artifacts have the appearance of a protective guard, according to The Vindolanda Trust. “The larger of the two gloves is cut from a single piece of leather and was folded into a pouch configuration, the extending leather at each side were slotted into one another forming a complete oval shape creating an inner hole into which a hand could still easily be inserted,” it explained, in a statement. “The glove was packed with natural material acting as a shock absorber.”

Sounds like the Romans liked to duke it out!

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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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The Destruction Of Tyre
John Martin

[Hat Tip: Hadrian the Seventh]

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The Morning Report 2/22/18

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. As we head into Thursday, the top story continues to be the predictable Leftist opportunism of turning a crisis into a political opportunity. This time, grieving children are being used as nothing more than props to push for the other Democrat-Leftist holy grail of the abolition of our right to keep and bear arms. For what it's worth, I think the President so far has handled this situation well. In fact, despite stating his willingness to consider raising the legal age for long gun possession to 21 (which I vehemently oppose) he did not pander to the children that he met with and in fact promoted the only sane solution to this which is armed security within schools including concealed carry for teachers and others, as well as getting to the root cause which is quite obviously mental health. The Democrat-Media complex is having a complete meltdown over this because a) it makes perfect sense and b) it's Trump.

On the down side of things, we have knuckleheads like Dondi Rubio who opposes arming teachers because "as a parent, I'm uncomfortable with it." Well, I'm not a parent but I'd be a hell of a lot less "comfortable" collecting my kid's bullet-ridden corpse from a coroner's meat wagon, sir. And not to be left out of the limelight, Florida's other senator, Dem Bill Nelson, is upping the ante and calling for the banning of something like 200 different firearms, not just the evil AR-15. Speaking of AR-15, Fake Flake the snake is teaming up with Dianne Feinswine for bi-partisan (yay!) gun grabbing. That creep really needs to disappear.

On a more positive note from the political front, there are voices of sanity and finally push-back on this issue. Jim Jordan is demanding concealed carry reciprocity to even begin discussing yet another background check bill, while a GOP rep from of all places New York named Claudia Tenney threw a truth bomb out there by noting that virtually every one of these mass shooters turn out to be Democrats. If Rep Tenney takes her statement to its logical conclusion, the root cause of these shootings lies in the mental state of the perpetrators. And how did their mental state get to such an unstable level? It's a fair assumption that 50+ years of Democrat-Left social policy has destroyed our culture so profoundly that it created these monsters, and we are reaping a bitter harvest from poisoned seeds they planted really not so long ago.

And that brings me back to the second amendment and the reason we have it. Hopefully, the graphic up top makes it crystal clear. No, I am not calling Democrats Nazis or Stalinists. But in terms of will to power and in fact historical roots and lineage, they come as close to being kissing cousins as Franklin and Eleanor. Look at who are the leading lights of this party, and the social movements it represents more broadly, what they have stated, believe in and are pushing for. I have seen enough just in the last two years let alone nine and beyond to understand full well what they would do if the situation arose. On that note, all I'll say is G-d bless the memories of the victims and G-d bless those they left behind. But not one more step backwards on my G-d given right to defend myself and what's left of our republic.

Moving along, on the Insurrection front, Judicial Watch has now called for the abolition of the FBI, Schiff-for-brains is continuing to push the Russian bot lie, and this Ohr dame is a real piece of work. On the political front, Pam Geller is up in arms of CPAC's muzzling of conservatives at the upcoming convention. Despite my admiration for her, in particular, she's defending Jim Hoft at Gateway so make of that what you will. Chuck Grassley is pissed at the Dems monkeying around with the Senate's "blue slip" rules in order to continue to block PDT's nominees, despite Rush's alarm bells about down ticket election losses to Dems, that party is going to be in deep doo-doo this November because of their opposition to what is turning out to be a hugely popular GOP tax plan, the PA GOP is seeking an emergency injunction at SCOTUS to stay the redistricting plan, and the President via HHS has authorized insurance companies to go ahead and craft cheaper plans to compete with unaffordable Obamacare schemes.

Internationally, Daniel Greenfield with another great essay on the Deep State Left's attempt to take down Netanyahu (which is hand in hand with the one to take down PDT), Iran and Israel are on a collision course and a bit closer to home, Colon Bowel bemoans the fact that American youth in his estimation don't have the minerals to cut it in the military. Gee, maybe if you didn't support schmucks who want to turn it and American youth into anti-American trannies, we wouldn't have this problem, eh Sigmoid, er Colon?

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

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Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (2/21/18 )

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum)

*****


The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“Nowhere but America do horrific large-scale mass shootings happen with this degree of regularity. This must stop.” Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn."

Quote II

"We welcome you as the leader of the Palestinian people here today. But I will decline the advice I was recently given by your top negotiator, Saeb Erekat. I will not shut up. Rather, I will respectfully speak some hard truths. The Palestinian leadership has a choice to make between two different paths. There is the path of absolutist demands, hateful rhetoric, and incitement to violence. That path has led, and will continue to lead, to nothing but hardship for the Palestinian people." U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

Quote III

If a lower court treated another right so cavalierly. I have little doubt that this Court would intervene. But as evidenced by our continued inaction in this area, the Second Amendment is a disfavored right in this Court.” Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Quote IV

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. Evelyn Beatrice Hall

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Billy Graham Dies at Age 99

—Ace



Of course, the left being the left, there had to be some performative viciousness. Lauren Duca, who works for Teen Vogue, the magazine that published the teenager's guide to anal sex, decided she wanted a little attention today.

By the way, Lauren Duca -- supposedly a feminist -- named her column "Thigh-High Politics."

I've noticed that these feminists -- so fearful of the Male Gaze (gaze, I said) -- sure seem to market themselves nigh-exclusively with come-higher titles and bedroom branding. Jessica Valenti's books have titles like "Full Frontal Feminism" and "Sex Object" -- I guess she's totally afraid of the male gaze, guys. (I said gaze.)

What's next for Lauren Duca and her tittilating-title act? Will she pitch a "news" show to Hulu titled Lauren Duca's Sultry Vagina? Will she launch a new book called Face Down Ass Up Feminism by Lauren Duca?

If you guys are so insistent that your sexuality is your own and not for the delight of the male gaze (GAZE, I said!), why are you so relentless in branding yourselves with sex?

Oh, and don't say the patriarchy in the publishing world is forcing you to. The publishing world is 80% young upper-middle class white girls who are uptightly feminist, just like you.

Posted by Ace at 07:22 PM Comments

Newsweek: Definitely Believe All Women, But, By the Way, Al Franken Was Taken Out by RUSSIAN Bots Who Lie

—Ace

You may have seen this grotesque left-wing conspiracy theory from the laughable gutterblog Newsweek, which claims that Leanna Tweeden was some kind of frame-up pawn of a "botnet" campaign.

Oh, and if you're old enough, you may remember that the authoress Nina Burleigh said she would gladly give Bill Clinton a blowjob to keep abortion legal/mandated, and that all American women should get out their "kneepads" to service him with gratitude.

The #MeToo movement has a disturbing tendency of claiming to believe all women but then calling victims of liberal politicians liars, dupes, maniacs, or pawns.

Here's a digest of what Nina Burleigh claimed, based on the claims made by some fly-by-night group posting on the Medium open forum blog, as well as the leftwing propaganda outfit Raw Story, for crying out loud.

In 19 February 2018, both the news magazine Newsweek and news blog RawStory.com posted stories cribbing from a blog post on Medium.com by "Unhack the Vote," which reported the #MeToo movement had been co-opted by a network of right-wing Internet trolls and Kremlin-controlled social media bots to force Al Franken, a former Democratic senator from Minnesota, to resign.

...

Although the gist of the stories was that Democrats had been duped into pushing Franken out by a propaganda operation run by Russia and the alt-right, the accuracy of these stories is being challenged. They reported that the attack against Franken was orchestrated in part by "weaponizing" an article by author and writer Ijeoma Oluo to hasten his downfall. But both Oluo and a researcher who tracks Russian-influenced social media activity told us the reports got key details wrong.



This is what she said after first being rebutted by Snopes and the person whose post she misconstrued:



But now the #FakeNews clearlinghouse Newsweek now says it has to retract the story after being unable to verify the claims made in this absurd article, "after further review."

After further review? You're implying you did some review before publishing?

I'd imagine that's as much a lie as most of your other content.

The sassy sissy Shep Smith was just sparkling as he reported right-wing conspiracy theories about "crisis actors" involved in the Parkland school shooting protests -- think he'll have a word to say about this unhinged leftwing conspiracy theory?

The answer is "No," obviously. Leftwingers are permitted to post #FakeNews and conspiracy theories without ever being castigated for them. After all, true or not, sane or insane, they help the cause. And exposing the left for its fake news and conspiracy theories would hurt the cause, so they're just covered up, and the leftwing faithful are knowingly permitted to keep on believing untrue things because the truth doesn't matter to the left, and indeed never has -- only the cause of bringing Sovietism to the US matters.

Ironically enough -- given that they're pretending so hard to be anti-Soviet these late strange days.

Here's CNN scolding the "David Hogg is a crisis actor" conspiracy theorists, calling that claim "a lie."

Do you think they'll similarly call Nina Burleigh, Raw Story, Medium, or Newsweek liars? Will they be castigated for injecting viciously false conspiracy theories into the body public?

Or do you think they'll just pretend this didn't happen?

Posted by Ace at 06:18 PM Comments

Trump Holds "Listening Session" With Those Affected by School Shootings

—Ace

It's been on a while, but it's continuing.

Earlier, one kid pushed the #FakeNews claim that someone had purchased an AR-15 in five minutes without an ID -- the lie he got from liar Chris Cuomo -- and then that same kid called, essentially, for Australian's gun confiscation plan to be brought to the US:

"I can't feel comfortable in my country knowing that people have, will have, are ever going to feel like this," he said. "I want to feel safe at school."

Zeif said Australia had a school shooting in 1999, but people came together, and crafted legislation, and there hasn't been a school shooting since.

Julia Cordover, the student body president of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, said whatever the case, more must be done.

Note that CBS avoids noting the "Australian plan" was in fact a nearly-100%-confiscation plan and also edits out this kid's regurgitation of the bought-an-AR-15-in-five-minutes-without-an-ID lie. They omitted that because if they printed it, they'd have to note that it was in fact false, and the leftist media almost never reports that conspiracy theories and #FakeNews claims made by their leftwing allies (and leftwing colleagues like Chris Cuomo) are false. They prefer letting the leftwing faithful continue believing them.

Posted by Ace at 05:15 PM Comments

Politico: Democrats Starting to Panic Over Congressional Polling

—Ace

The Democrats thought they could avoid running on their agenda and just run against Trump. With Trump's numbers and the GOP's numbers improving -- and a majority now approving of the tax cut law -- the Democrats might have to run on their agenda after all.

And won't that be wonderful for them?

A big concern for them: Nancy Pelosi's crummy denigration of increases in citizens' take-home pay.

Now many Democrats say they're watching nervously as polls start to trend in Republicans' favor -- and worry they’re witnessing the beginning of a slow-motion train wreck that they have no idea how to stop.

...

According to [a memo by the super PAC Priorities USA], Democrats have become too focused on reacting to Trump, while the president has continued to trumpet the GOP tax bill and its economic benefits, giving him a slow but increasing advantage in polls.

Other Democrats say the problem is not necessarily Pelosi herself but how she has chosen to combat the GOP tax law. The minority leader described benefits to the middle class -- such as pay bumps or bonuses handed out by businesses after its passage -- as "crumbs" compared with the tax breaks corporations received.

...


Combine that with recent polls showing the GOP tax bill, which Pelosi last year derided as "Armageddon," increasing in popularity, and Democrats are on edge.

...

"Language is important, and we have to be very careful that we don’t insult people by saying that the amount of money they get is crumbs," Cleaver said. "We cannot be seen as patricians."

...

"Nancy Pelosi is calling your tax cuts 'crumbs' and 'pathetic,'" the narrator says in one recent ad from House Republicans’ campaign arm. "Conor Lamb [a Democrat seeking a House seat] sounds just like her."

Posted by Ace at 04:15 PM Comments

Ratings for NBC's Olympics Continue to Stink on Ice

—Ace

#GetWokeGoBroke.

Actually it's a combination of things, though I'm sure the little political statements from Olympians who don't even get a medal aren't helping.

As Donny Two Scoops might say, "Me? I like Olympic heroes who crack the single-digits in rankings, not the ones who take tenth place."

Downhill dive: NBC's terrible Olympics get worse in week two as marquee names flee, ratings sink and anchors struggle to find anything good to cover in the wake of school massacre

The 2018 Winter Olympics have produced few medal winners from Team USA and provided little must-see TV for broadcaster NBC

On Monday, NBC learned that Mikaela Shiffrin was withdrawing from downhill and figure skater Adam Rippon turned down a correspondent offer

This comes after Shiffrin placed fourth in the slalom last week just minutes before figure skater Nathan Chen fell during his disastrous short program

A weather delay meant her lone gold happened outside of prime time

NBC is also without its two veteran anchors this year, Matt Lauer on Today and Bob Costas of NBC Sports

This means Al Roker has been paired with Craig Melvin for awkward buddy segments in South Korea while Mike Tirico is in for Costas at NBC Sports

Television ratings have been down double digits from the Sochi Games and on Saturday hit a low of 13.62 million viewers

I can't believe the article cited the absence of Matt Lauer and Bob Costas as drawbacks.

The article notes that the showdown between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding -- admittedly, an event that had more than just sport going for it-- drew nearly ten times as much as NBC's Saturday rating -- the Kerrigan/Harding face-off drew more than 125 million.


By the way, NBC did not hesitate to offer a job to Adam Rippon as an analyst or whatever. I mean, he came in tenth place and all -- so scoop this talent up while he's hot barely lukewarm, just slightly warmer than a chair a fat man sat in an hour ago.

He turned NBC down, saying he wanted to stay with his fellow Olympians to teach them the Courage to Lose.

Below, an exciting moment from this competition.

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Posted by Ace at 02:39 PM Comments

CNN Ambushes Woman Who Put on Pro-Trump Event, Unwittingly Supported by RUSSIAN Trolls;
CNN Fails to Disclose That CNN Itself Promoted a RUSSIA-Organized Anti-Trump Event

—Ace

So, we're now ambushing law-abiding citizens who did nothing wrong?

Should we begin ambushing the CNN personnel who helped RUSSIAN propaganda trollz with their anti-Trump rally as well?


Since CNN presumably won't be interviewing their own personnel who pushed this RUSSIAN propaganda...



...maybe citizen journalists should grab cameras and microphones and start accosting everyone involved in this report to demand to know if they CONSPIRED WITH RUSSIANS?

Posted by Ace at 01:24 PM Comments

#VeryFakeNewsCNN: Chris Cuomo Again Spreads a False Twitter Story About Guns

—Ace

You'd think CNN propagandists would finally start to fact-check their own claims so they wouldn't be hit with this credibility-destroying stuff every single week.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo retweeted a fake story about a student who claimed to be able to buy an AR-15 in "5 minutes," and then doubled down when he was called out.

Cuomo retweeted the article, "I Was Able To Buy An AR-15 In 5 Minutes," which shows a 20-year-old student holding an AR-15 and claiming to have purchased it without going through a background check.

However, the student admitted in the article that he never actually finished filing out the paperwork -- which would initiate the background check -- to buy the AR-15. Instead, he shopped around for a bit, took photos with some guns, and asked for the advice of the shop owners.

"After he walked me through the paperwork, all five pages of it, I told him I changed my mind and wanted to think more before I bought an AR-15," the student wrote. "He told me it wasn’t a problem and listed the store hours if I wanted to come back. I then said thank you and walked back to my car."

People started pointing out that the kid never actually bought the AR-15, but Cuomo doubled down, stating, "Isn't the point that the kid's age and lack of ID wasn"t a deterrent?"

A deterrent to what, Chrissy? Not buying a gun?



By the way, underage people are permitted to touch six-packs of beer in the fridge at 7-Eleven. They're just not allowed to buy them. See, the credentials check (in this case, just for age) happens at point of sale, not upon entry into the shop.

More: Charles Cooke accuses Cuomo, correctly, of "lying," and then lying about lying.

Posted by Ace at 12:23 PM Comments

The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"If liberals want to have 'a conversation' about guns, they need to stop lying about them. Starting with the claim that it's supposedly easier to buy a gun than an iPhone. It's not true, and it has never been true. Liberals need to accept the fact that it is a lie and then the conversation can proceed. If they continue to believe this lie, if they continue to propagate this lie, then no further conversation with them is possible. Because honest conversations cannot be based on lies and false information."



For Example:

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The above graphic is making the rounds on Twitter. It's 100% pure, Grade-A bullshit. But progressives continue to propagate it and our lazy media doesn't bother to fact-check it. So liberals can take their 'conversation' and jam it up their snout.

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Posted by OregonMuse at 11:25 AM Comments

Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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Still Life With Fighting Cats
Frans Snyders

[Hat tip: OregonMuse]

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The Morning Report 2/21/18

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Bit of a format tweak to make it a bit easier to peruse the links. In any case we start off with the continuing politicization of last week's Florida school shooting. Despite the President's coming out and announcing support on a ban of "bump stocks" and other regulatory fixes (or concessions, depending upon your perspective) the debate should be about the mental health of the perpetrator, and not on the instrument employed in the act. Last week, the President seemed to be driving the messaging on this, considering the canned outrage about this from the usual quarters.

And as we peel away the onion, going beyond the mental health of the shooter the crux of the issue is what caused his mental state to begin with? Well, a favorite rhetorical trick that the Left employs is to always blame society at large for failing to prevent this and/or causing the problem in the first place. You know, for once the Left is absolutely 100% correct. Society did cause this; that is, the society created by the Left starting in the early 1960s. More accurately, the rot they foisted on us by destroying the family, ethics, Judeo-Christian morality, sexual norms, our culture and history, ethnic balkanization, the war on manhood, and on and on and on in their bid to take over the ruins for their own end. I cannot tell you what the particular set of circumstances was that drove this individual to do what he did, but if the backgrounds of all the shooters were compared, it's a fair bet that the common denominators would point universally to what I outlined above.

But sadly, that will never happen because the terrible secret of Leftist societal cancer can never be revealed. But they and their useful idiots, which sadly now include the immature and moldable minds of traumatized youth, are to be used to confiscate the only means with which we as a people can defend ourselves from the tyranny they so desperately want to impose on us. Circling back, I had hoped the President would continue to flip the narrative on this issue, considering how the FBI had been so obsessed with bringing him down rather than preventing this tragedy, which as we have learned they could and should have. Yes, it's not the argument I'm making but it does flip the narrative and gives an opening.

And speaking of the FBI, the entire collusion narrative has all but died but that will not deter Mueller from plodding along, since this shit-show is only to provide the Democrats cover and fake talking points through the midterms and beyond. As I have stated and as is obvious, they are not going to shut any of this down. Their mission is to destroy Trump, reverse the gains made over the past year, and make sure the march to destroy the last vestiges of America as founded starts up again unimpeded - forever. We not only dodged a bullet in 2016 but it was a major shock to the system. 2018 is going to be for all the marbles.

Speaking of the midterms, despite all the gloom and doom from the pollsters and cuck-servatives, the Dems are in disarray both financially and policy-wise, especially now that the Tax Cuts are boosting the economy. Palsi Pelosi almost choked on her dentures when a heckler threw her wealth in her face. Also, this Conor Lamb joker continues to step on his wee-wee by mimicking Palsi's "crumbs" attack on the Tax Plan. Meanwhile, the GOP, despite its best efforts to lose raked in some record lucre this past January.

A few interesting links about policy stuff; Obamacare continues to suffer the death of a thousand cuts, PDT's energy policy is coming up aces, thoughts on infrastructure funding and perhaps the implosion of the hated and destructive CFPB. Lastly, Nikki Haley continues to wield a blowtorch at the UN, a funny video on Israeli brutality and a palate cleanser about Jewish humor suggested to me from a commenter whose name I have forgotten.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

Florida Massacre, 2nd Amendment

Posted by J.J. Sefton at 07:17 AM Comments

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (2/20/18 )

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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*****


The Quotes Of The Day


Quote I

"For me what is decisive is that those who come here, understand, above all, that the values of the western world, this freedom, these basic principles, are different from those in Afghanistan, Syria, China or Bangladesh and that our society is therefore different.

"In essence, it is not only a matter of living by and recognizing the rules, but also of feeling that you belong to a community with a common future." Jens Spahn


Backlash of unfettered immigration is starting to occur worldwide. Will it be stopped in time?


Quote II

“We have a kid who wasn’t legally [able] to buy a beer at a bar, but he can go buy an AR-15? It doesn’t make sense. I’m not saying it should be legal for him to go buy beer. But how is it possible that we can have minors go buy a gun? I don’t have the answer to it. But to the families in Parkland, down in Broward County, it’s sad and I’m sorry and it’s just a tragedy and I hope we don’t continue to see this because it’s too many in the last 10 years with guns.” Lebron James


Quote III

“Obama is the primary person being protected, because all of this spying and all of the collusion to destroy Trump happened with his knowledge and, probably, encouragement.

“And the reason Hillary isn’t charged is because that would mean Obama would have to be exposed as participating in this scheme, too.” Rush Limbaugh


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#HeToo: Lawsuit Alleges That California (Obviously) Lawmaker and Big #MeToo Booster Pressured Male Staffer to Play Spin the Bottle on Her Hotel Room Floor, Then, After He Complained, Fired Him For Insubordination

—Ace

I ilke the detail about her having a beer tap in her office.

California state assembly member Cristina Garcia tried to ride the #MeToo bandwagon to a national spotlight -- until a former aide and an anonymous lobbyist came forward to accuse her of alcohol-driven sexual harassment. Garcia took a "voluntary" unpaid leave of absence after those allegations emerged, but a new report from Politico suggests that Garcia's problems with harassment and alcohol go deeper than first thought.

For instance, what’s up with the beer tap in her office?

The industry lobbyist said he was surprised last year when, during a late-morning policy meeting in Garcia’s Capitol office, the assemblywoman poured beer from a kegerator -- a refrigerator with a beer tap on top --located in her office.

She offered the brew in red Solo cups to the group of lobbyists, even though it was "sometime between 11 a.m. and noon... a little early," the lobbyist said.

...

However, the beer tap is the least of the problems. Marinucci's new report makes it clear that alcohol-soaked socializing and listening to her sexual conquests were part of the job requirements in her office. When one aide had the temerity to question whether that was appropriate for an elected official, the self-proclaimed #MeToo leader and chair of the Assembly Women’s Caucus fired him for insubordination...

Ricky Gervais, who originated the "David Brent" character of the office, spoke about bosses somewhat like this. He actually had a boss like David Brent, and, asked if working for him was a nightmare, said no, not at all: With a guy like that, you can do pretty much get away with murder. Maybe because they realize their own jobs are in peril, so they don't want to make waves with the staff. A boss who wastes all day at work is in precious little position to discipline employees, who may have a Blackmail File a foot thick on the boss.

So I guess what I'm saying is: Yeah, this guy shouldn't have been put in an awkward position, but maybe he played it wrong -- maybe play ball with this beer-soaked floozie a little and enjoy your three hour lunches and routine three day weekends.

On the other hand, maybe she was the worst of all possible worlds: an absolute trainwreck of a human being and a hypercritical martinet at the same time. Given that she seems like an entitled hypocritical archfeminist, yah, that seems likely.

(I realize using "hypercritical" and "hypocritical" so close on top of one another is a bit awkward but eh, it's Presidents Day. It's Thunderdome, baby.)

Posted by Ace at 07:50 PM Comments

NYT/Survey Monkey Poll: Nation Now Supports Republican Tax Reform Law

—Ace

Recovery Summer-- this time for real.

Support is at 51% overall (up from 37% in December), 89% among Republicans and 19% among Democrats.

Trump recently touted a poll from last week or so, showing Republicans now with a three point lead
in the congressional midterms.

Trump was likely referring to a poll earlier this month from the pollster McLaughlin & Associates that found Democrats ahead on a generic ballot for U.S. Congress by 45 percent compared to 42 percent.

Analysts believe the Republicans' increasing odds of holding the House are mostly due to a single Russian troll calling himself Johnny Eaglestallion who posts confusing memes of Jesus cutting corporate tax rates with a lightsaber.

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Reporter Among the First on the "Russian Troll Farms" Beat: You Know, I Really Don't Think These Barely-Speak-English, Barely-Understand-Politics Amateurs Could Have Had Any Effect on the Election

—Ace

Really.

He goes on to say the main product of RUSSIAN Trollz and Macedonian Content Farmz is mere "paranoia" about the existence of RUSSIAN Trollz.

He doesn't say that the real effect of all this was not to flip any votes but to create a shrieking, quavering moral panic that has obsessed liberals and NeverTrumpers (but I repeat myself), but I'm going to go ahead and read that into his comments.



Read Sexton's full post for some perspective otherwise generally lacking at the site he works at.

As a guy who is widely alleged to be stupid by his enemies and yet keeps turning out to be right said...



Oh, and meanwhile Washington Post liberal Karen Tumulty compares this rinky-dink troll operation to Pearl Harbor, and Washington Post liberal who used to pretend to be a TruCon conservative Max Boot likens the Attack of the Memes That Make No Sense and Which Almost No One Saw to 9/11 -- a subject he used to pretend to speak seriously about.




Posted by Ace at 05:39 PM Comments

CNN Analyst: Social Media Companies Could Be Prosecuted as Traitors For Running RUSSIAN Ads

—Ace

Then by all means, lock 'em up.

A CNN national security analyst suggested on Monday that social media companies are "treasonous" for allowing Russian trolls to use their websites to disseminate disinformation.

"In asymmetric warfare, words and disinformation are critical weapons...social media firms are aiding and abetting our enemies, providing them a firing platform," wrote Mark Hertling, a retired lieutenant general who now works as a national security analyst for CNN.

“"hat could be called treasonous," he added.

The tweet, below:

Oh, and if this logic applies to social media companies, would it not also apply to "news" companies (which are really just television social media companies now) who pushed this RUSSIAN propaganda on unsuspecting Americans?

You know who really pushed the RUSSIAN-organized anti-Trump rallies, right?

That's right -- MSNBC and CNN.



"Treasonous," is the word I'd use.

Also "cucky."

Posted by Ace at 04:34 PM Comments

Jennifer Lawrence: I'm Taking a Year Off of Acting to "Fix America" or Whatever

—Ace

Oh no, there may be a delay between one indistinguishable X-Man CGI cartoon and the next.

Well, it seemed as if America was in trouble there for a while, but now our problems are about to be solved. Jennifer Lawrence, currently doing a promotional tour for a movie in which she plays a Russian spy, has announced she’s taking a onr-year hiatus from acting in order to work on fixing America’s political problems. If she could fix Panem, how hard could it be? From WJLA:
"I'm going to take the next year off,' Lawrence outlined. "I'm going to be working with this organization as a part of (anti-corruption organization) Represent.US [a website]... trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level."

Shut the fuck up.

Posted by Ace at 03:24 PM Comments

The Children's Crusade: CNN Continues Round-the-Clock Reportage About Teenagers Demanding Action on Gun Control

—Ace

Triumph of the Shrill.

Have you seen all the high school kids on cable TV recently, especially on CNN? Students of the Florida school where a mass shooting took place last week have become the new face of the gun control movement and news networks and activists are eating it up.

The push has been explicitly partisan. Student Cameron Kasky told anchor Anderson Cooper Friday, "Everything '’ve heard where we can’t do anything and this is just out of our hands--it's inevitable, I think that’s a facade that the GOP is putting up." He continued, "I think that that’s what they want us to think. I think that after every shooting the NRA sends them a memo saying send your thoughts and prayers. Say let’s not talk about this now. Say this happens."

CNN’s favorite face may be Emma Gonzalez. She’s been highlighted on the CNN homepage several days in a row. This weekend she gave a lengthy gun control speech at a vigil and CNN published video of the entire speech on YouTube and offered readers a full transcript on their website. Here’s a sample:

Every single person up here today, all these people should be home grieving. But instead we are up here standing together because if all our government and President can do is send thoughts and prayers, then it's time for victims to be the change that we need to see.

See Sexton's post: He makes an interesting catch. CNN runs gun control talking points as "news," then these same talking points make it into the mouths of the Child Crusaders, and then CNN now runs the Children Crusaders repeating CNN's talking points as new news, this time out of the mouths of babes.

And this is just too rich: A CNN "reporter" actually bothered to go through the dumpster outside the offices of some of the indicted Russian Twitter Trollz, looking for the evidence that will finally crack this case wide open.

"This is the office in which that atmosphere of chaos was stoked from the Russian side," Chance told guest host Jim Sciutto. "That's why 13 Russian individuals, including the financial benefactor, the person who bankrolls that organization, have now been indicted in the Unite States."

"You looked through the trash there?" Sciutto shot back. "What did you find?"

"Yes, we did," Chance answered with his tail between his legs. "We came here expecting this office to be empty, but, in fact, all day here, we've been here throughout the course of the day, people have been going in and out."

Video of that very silly exchange at the link.

And say -- isn't it time we gave tweens the right to vote?



Posted by Ace at 02:30 PM Comments



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