Wednesday, May 23, 2018

FACT CHECK: Hillary is 100% correct.
LAURENCE TRIBE ON IMPEACHMENT: ‘You have to shoot to kill’. Here's the complete quote
You can’t be the boy who cried wolf and have a viable impeachment power. You can’t use it over and over again against the same president,” Tribe said. He continued, “If you’re going to shoot him, you have to shoot to kill. And that requires an overwhelming majority of a bipartisan kind. Otherwise, you’re just going to nick the guy and make him feel empowered and vindicated.
which is a completely vanilla metaphor for the impeachment process. Remember former President Clinton's impeachment (if you're old enough)? The Republicans didn't 'shoot to kill' - and they failed to convict.

I find it somewhat amusing that Tribe, a devout liberal, actually felt a need to apologize, since it is the Left (and the insane, but I repeat myself) most likely to approve of violence against their adversaries.
OH, YES, academia is a 'welcoming environment'.
IT’S ONLY GUN CONFISCATION ‘if they’re caught with them’.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D[umb]-CA) calling or a national ban on AR-15 style rifles followed by a “buy back” program targeting current owners.
[W]e should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons.
But it's not 'confiscation'.
BLUE WAVE? What blue wave?
EXPLAINING [DEMOCRAT] GOVERNMENT: The Kaus-Reynolds Paradox.
LEFTIST PROFESSOR defaced the family home of the NRA's Chris Cox. It wasn't the first time.
The idea that politics transcends decency is nothing new for the left. It has been a growing epidemic even outside Antifa and the alt-left. But for a group that supported Hamas and MS-13 in the same week, can we expect anything less?
A few months in Guantanamo Bay might have a salutary effect....
THE DEMOCRATS have settled on an anti-corruption angle for the November midterms, and it should be enough to keep voters ... laughing all the way to the polls.
AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME: Fire Your Congressman. Their website is here.
DEMOCRATS: When you can't take scalps, bite ankles.
LAURA INGRAHAM on her show last night: "The Democrat leadership is so old you don't date them, you carbon date them."

I would add that carbon-dating applies to their policies as well.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

MORE EVIDENCE OF the Left's deep state collusion to promote the Steele dossier.
DEMOCRATS’ NEXT BIG IDEA: guaranteed employment.
Democrats planning to run for president in 2020 are considering a big new idea: Promise everyone a guaranteed job. You’ll be shocked to learn that the plan involves raising taxes an unknown amount to cover the cost of providing these jobs.
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[T]he need here isn’t practical so much as it is political, i.e. Democrats need more freebies to offer voters (on top of the free health care and free college they are already offering):
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You may recall that Sanders proposed a Medicare-for-all version of single payer in 2016. That plan was scored by the Urban Institute which estimated it would cost $32 trillion over 10 years. I’m sure his guaranteed jobs program will be a bargain by comparison.
And when the Democrats run out of other people's money, it's safe to bet that guaranteed jobs for all will quickly become no jobs for anyone. Think Venezuela.
FIVE THINGS THAT WON'T STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS. One that will.
SMUG SEATTLE TO MOM-AND-POP LANDLORDS: Criminals have rights; you, not so much.
DEMOCRATS' NEWEST MIDTERM PITCH: A crackdown on corruption.
You’ve got to reluctantly give the Democrats points for their willingness to look any possible sense of complete and utter feelings of shame right in the face and yell “F**K OFF!”
The Democrats' new message makes perfect sense when you understand that to them corruption means 'not being a Democrat'.

It's about power and control; it's always about power and control.
CROSSFIRE HURRICANE: some thoughts from several sources....

The Federalist: ten takeaways from the NYT's defense of FBI spying.

Hot Air: NYT frustrated by failure.

National Review: the Gray Lady “buried the lede”.
CITY JOURNAL: Science, Diversity, And Identity Politics.

So science is sexist. Who knew?
SOME PEOPLE


think 'cultural appropiation' is just fine.
ELIZABETH WARREN is the first U.S. senator to pledge never to take money from the NRA. As if the NRA would ever give her a nickel.

If I had bought checks with the NRA logo, I'd send her a one dollar contribution....

In related news, [she] also pledged not to take anything from AncestryDNA.