Monday, July 24, 2017

DEMOCRATS' NEW SLOGAN: bad pizza slathered with 40-year-old ingredients and no meat.

Heh. I have a better slogan: "More spending. Less doing."

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

IT BEGINS: hundreds of Colorado voters withdraw registrations in wake of Trump-ordered probe of fraudulent voting. I wonder why, and I'll bet against it being worries about 'privacy'.
POWERLINE'S WEEK IN PICTURES has posted. My favorite is the California state bird:


I don't know where it nests, but it flies over like clockwork every summer....
NEW YORK TIMES’ DAVID BROOKS describes ordeal of lunching with a rube.

It simply doesn't occur to Brooks - or the writer/editor - that the so-called 'rube' might not share their taste in food. I wonder how they'd feel about sharing a burger with me at Sue's in Blue Ridge....
LEFT-WING INDOCTRINATION IN THE SCHOOLS: It’s worse than you think.
EPIC FAIL: The Left attempts a boycott against Melania Trump's dress designer; his response:
[T]he designer took the boycott and created a hashtag called, “#BoycottDG,” adding it to all of his posts on social media. He also ran with the idea and surprised his critics by creating a line of T-shirts with the hashtag on it.
Laughing at them while punching back; I like it.
Washington Post: Polar bears hurt by climate change could develop taste for humans.

Democrats should be safe....

Thursday, July 13, 2017

SENATE REPUBLICANS, give patients the Consumer Freedom Option.

I notice the Cruz amendment is in the new Senate bill, which is enough for me to support the bill. It's a step - a tiny step admittedly - toward going back to health insurance as opposed to health care.
IVANKA TRUMP’S ‘girlie’ dress shows she is not a feminist. Good Lord, doesn't the Left have anything serious to contribute?
THE SENATE is no longer a 'gentlemanly' institution. It's time to change the rules to reflect the Democrats' failure to observe civil behavior.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

TWO VIEWS OF WHITE HOUSE STAFF SALARIES:
Sexist Trump pays women more than men.

White House staff smaller, top heavy.
Winners, not whiners.
KURT SCHLICTER: Yes, they do hate America.
THE ATLANTIC publishes all you need to know about the Left.
CHELSEA (?) MANNING tweets.

From the link: "Sometimes, Donald Trump's victory in middle America isn't a mystery that's especially difficult to untangle."
MORE ON BILL DE BLASIO: remaking NYC in Havana's image?
TRUMP V. DE BLASIO - the president went to Europe to defend Western values, the mayor to scorn them.
THE FRUSTRATIONS of concealed carry. Not to mention the damaged seat back in my new car....
WHO KILLED THE LEFT? God.
Of course one could legitimately use some other term. "Reality," "consequences," the "laws of nature," "economics," even "truth" will do. Through some process of increasing entropy, failed memory management, or unanticipated side effects, the status quo -- the one dominated by the Left -- is collapsing.
I'm not a religious person, but if "reality," "consequences," the "laws of nature," "economics," and "truth" are His attributes, then I'm okay with it.
IT'S TRUE: Liberals hate western civilization. (But they're afraid to live anywhere else.)
IT'S TIME to make the Left bleed.
YES, let's fix ObamaCare.
WHAT'S NEXT? Just grunts and interpretive dance? Mike Rowe [Dirty Jobs] comments.

My thought is that it's the only way progressives can communicate....

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

ANOTHER SNOWFLAKE leaves the Ivied Halls after the real word intrudes.

Good riddance.
POWERLINE CONTINUES THE MOCKING with its Week in Pictures. My favorite:


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gets his share, too. Go see.
CNN STOPS THE MOCKING OF CNN: Not.

Heh.
TROLLMASTER: Elizabeth Warren's challenger saddened she refused his gift of a DNA test.

Poor Fauxcahontas....
A SMALLER GOVERNMENT, at least at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

And at the Veterans Administration. Maybe this is beginning to percolate throughout the federal government.
DAY CARE is more productive.
'GREEN' ENERGY: Monumental, unsustainable environmental impacts.

Unexpectedly, of course....
EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY [OK] to remove crosses, bibles & altar from campus chapel. At the demand of the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.

Oops!
THE LAWSUIT: Sarah Palin v. New York Times.

I'm looking forward to seeing the Gray Lady go bankrupt.
THE LESSON OF ILLINOIS:
Soak-the-rich economics almost never works. As tax receipts keep sinking in Illinois, the safety net is tattered; the roads are in disrepair; crime is out of control in Chicago; and the state is home to some of the worst schools in the nation.

When you try to soak the rich, they leave; the state goes bankrupt; and it's the middle class that gets all wet.
I remember there was a proposal to divvy up Illinois and give the pieces to its neighboring states - didn't go anywhere because Illinois' neighbors refused....
IDIOTS: 'Anti-Fascists' applaud speech made completely of Hitler quotes.

Monday, July 10, 2017

BREAKING: Fake news causes climate change.
AN APOLOGY FOR WHITE PEOPLE: the absurdity of racial correctness.
TRUMP INSIDERS denounce democrat leaks. I like the idea of empaneling a grand jury to persecute, er, prosecute the leakers. But it would have to be outside the Beltway in some place like, well, rural Georgia so I could be on the panel.
DON SURBER: Another thing CNN got wrong.

The list keeps growing.
HEH: “CONGRATS, YOU JUST OWNED YOURSELF”
THEY'RE RIGHT: Majority Of Republicans believe colleges have a negative impact.

And there may soon be a surplus of Starbucks baristas.....
YES, CLIMATE CHANGE is settled science.

Heh.
NOT UNTIL SAN FRANCISCO AND LOS ANGELES FALL INTO THE PACIFIC OCEAN: Will California ever thrive again?
PRICE MATTERS! Who knew? And pay attention to the pro tip at the end....

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

I ALMOST WISH I still lived in Virginia so I could vote for him: Gillespie Sends Out Explosive Tweet for Fourth of July.
NOW FROM THE DARK SIDE of Independence Day: "Being a Usaian." And "Happy 4th of July From the Left to America."

The first link is a possible future; the second is from those who wish to bring it about.
AND FINALLY: Offend a Liberal, celebrate the 4th of July.
FIREWORKS FINALE:






In McCaysville, GA, on the Tennessee border with Copper Hill last Friday. That's a nearly full moon at the top of some of the photos.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, AMERICA:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The rest of the Declaration of Independence is here.
POWERLINE: The eternal meaning of Independence Day.
SARAH HOYT: "I was born American, it just took me a few years to make it official."
IT'S FREEDOM DAY:
Celebrate the Scars and Stripes
Happy 4th of July
Seen at our local church.
CHARLIE MARTIN: A Bunch of White Guys Got Together in Philadelphia and Guess What Happened?
ON THIS DAY in 1776....

Linked from Instapundit.

Monday, July 03, 2017

TWO SIMPLE FACTS WHICH ESCAPE MOST LEGISLATORS: You can’t tax your way to prosperity, and you can’t go on indefinitely spending money you don’t have.

'Most' legislators? I'd suggest the more relevant adjective is 'all'.
TWO DOLLAR GASOLINE: Yesterday I paid $1.999 to fill up my pickup truck. Have you huge a fracker today?

Saturday, July 01, 2017

ANOTHER UNIVERSITY NOT TO ATTEND: Student union president sparks controversy by saying she would like to ‘oppress white people’, everyone should read the Koran and that men and women must not be friends.

Luckily it's not a U.S. university (yet).

Via Instapundit.
MAXINE WATERS: Every American will die 2200 times if ObamaCare is repealed.

What are a few slipped decimal places when peoples' health is involved?
SPAMBOOBS: an email from "Melania" touting "Obama's homeowner bailout". It's obvious spammers think we're stupid, but that stupid?

Thursday, June 29, 2017

RANDOM THOUGHT: Have our 'betters' in the ruling class ever considered the thought that the opiod crisis may be a result of too much government interference in our daily lives?

Monday, June 26, 2017

DRAMA QUEENS DEMAND AIR TIME: White House reporters demand daily press briefings be televised.
OUR POLITICAL CLASS: They're wrong about everything.

But they're certain....
EXACTLY WHAT SHE DESERVES: Professor fired for saying Otto Warmbier ‘got exactly what he deserved’.

Another liberal idiot academic (I know; triple redundancy) bites the dust....
BERNIE SANDERS & WIFE share their wealth (with defense attorneys).

Plus other goodies from the week in review....
NEW JERSEY COLLEGE PROFESSOR: I was "publicly lynched".

Nope. Tucker Carlson only handed her the rope. She was the one who fashioned the noose, tied it to a tree, climbed up on her soapbox, put the noose over her head, and jumped off.

Update: Oh, wait, it was rape. I guess the race black privilege card didn't work.
DAVID HOROWITZ: Have the never Trumpers no shame?
SALON WRITER accidentally admits the Left’s racist views on illegal immigrants.
ONE WAY TO AVOID BOOMERANG KIDS is to have them learn real skills in high school.
POTEMPKIN PROGRESSIVISM - mostly bluff, or real anger? My personal opinion is that it's real anger that their bluff has been called.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

INCONVENIENT NEWS for the 'climatistas'.
CLINTON, SANDERS AND WARREN DON’T WANT TO CAUSE A PANIC, but ... you’re about to die because Republicans.
RENOWNED [CNN] AUTHOR AND RELIGIOUS SCHOLAR throwing excrement.

But he's not a CNN 'employee'....
POWERLINE'S Week in Pictures is up. Many favorites this week, but I limited myself to posting only two:


and


Now go see the rest.
THOSE LAYERS AND LAYERS OF MSM FACTCHECKERS & EDITORS: MSNBC host calls GOP Senator Cory Gardner a Democrat from New Jersey.
BE THANKFUL Trump is not an insane Leftist.
THE SCANDAL hiding in plain sight is finally getting some attention.
IF IT WEREN'T FOR FAKE SCIENCE, THEY'D HAVE NO SCIENCE AT ALL: Another Left-wing science scandal.
WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' CONSERVATIVES: What it was like to cover Jon Ossoff's 'accessible' campaign.
MIKE ADAMS: Duke process of law.

Any resemblance to the real thing is purely coincidental.
TO STEAL (SHAMELESSLY) AGAIN FROM INSTAPUNDIT:
Shot: Actions speak louder than words. "By their fruits shall ye know them".

Chaser: And when they're nuts you shall avoid them.
From the comments at this post.
MEMO TO DEMOCRATS: Second place is also last place.
GA-6: A win for global warming climate change.
THE UNBEARABLE SMUGNESS of being a Democrat. As a general rule, it's safe to assume they are exactly what they accuse you of being.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

FINISHING MOST EXPENSIVE HOUSE RACE EVER, Ossoff calls for campaign finance reform.

Like Jon Ossoff, I'd like to see a couple of campaign reforms too - the first being that the candidate must live in, and be a resident of, the district he/she proposes to represent for at least a year prior to the election. The second I'd like to see is a requirement that all the funds expended in support of the candidate be from the residents of the district in which the candidates are running.
HEARD ON FOX BUSINESS CHANNEL on Illinois' financial woes: "The only difference between Illinois and Venezuela is that Illinois still has toilet paper."

Unexpectedly.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

SORRY, CLASS WARRIORS: unions aren't coming back. Except for public-sector (government) unions which, as Jacoby correctly notes, should be banned outright.
OH, REALLY? Accused NSA leaker Reality Winners' motive a mystery (to ABC, NBC, and CBS).

It must be a mystery if it doesn't fit the preferred liberal narrative.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

DEMOCRATS doubling down on elitist snobbery.
The real problem for elites is the condescension on the social agenda. Trump voters dislike the snobbery.... [I]t is having American values mocked, scorned, and ridiculed on a daily basis that finally had enough Americans saying enough.
Spot on.
GUN 'CONTROL'? The Washington Post's inventive flip-flop on noise suppressors.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

OF COURSE. Are colleges committing consumer fraud?

Not even Starbucks needs that many ill-educated baristas.
KURT SCHLICTER: The joy of surfing on a sea of liberal tears.
BALL PARK SHOOTER was radicalized by the Left. Just as our 'know wolf' domestic terrorists are radicalized by a virulent strain of Islam.

But what do we hear from the progressive Left? Crickets, just crickets....
CALIFORNIA WANTS to take single-payer for a test drive. I say "Let 'em." But on their own nickel; no federal largesse....
THE VICTIMS have their knives out - for each other.
MY SECOND QUARTERLY TAX PAYMENT is due today.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

THE DEMOCRATS after Attorney General Jeff Sessions went before Congress.

Ignoring the Iron Law of Holes isn't wise....
I LIKE THIS IDEA: Trump should declare a university holiday.
FEDERAL REGULATION: Here's how it affects your pocketbook.
[A] new report estimated that if the costs of federal regulation flowed down to U.S. households, the average American family would pay $14,809 annually in a hidden regulatory tax. That's $14,809 in addition to income taxes, state taxes, and Social Security. $14,809 in addition to sales taxes, property taxes, and even estate taxes — where the government taxes you for being dead.
Actuallly you do pay that bill; it's embedded in the cost of products and services you buy daily.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

REMEMBER THAT DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD THINGY? Firms pressed to defend ads on left-leaning Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper, other MSNBC/CNN shows.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
MIKA BRZEZINSKI is now offering free mental health diagnoses on MSNBC.

And it's absolutely worth every penny....
RALLIES AGAINST ISLAMIC LAW draw counter-protests across United States.

We should offer the counterprotestors free (one-way) tickets to Saudi Arabia or any majority-Muslim country in the world. Unfortunately just like the Hollyweirds who declared they will flee the U.S. if Trump was elected, there will be no takers.
CALIFORNIA PLANS TO STOP TRUMP from shrinking any national “monuments”.

Uh, California? Does the word 'national' mean anything to you?
WATERGATE REDUX:
[I]f a single bugging of the political opposition is enough to bring down a presidency — and maybe lead to an unprecedented criminal prosecution of a former president — then what are we to make of the recently unveiled Obama administration program of massively spying on political opponents in violation of clearly established law?
Nothing. Nixon was a Republican; Obama is a Democrat.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

THE LATEST NEWS from the president in exile.
ABANDON THE SEQUESTER; we must spend more on defense.
JAMES COMEY: just another DC swamp critter.
RANDOM THOUGHTS:

This has to be the coolest June since Al Gore created global warming.

When I turn on a newscast, I expect news - factual news, not a series of PC nanny-state health and safety warnings. It's little wonder that Trump's 'fake news' term has taken hold.

One thing you can say about 'fake' news; it makes the news channels - CNN, MSNBC, and the like - much easier to ignore.
BREAKING: CNN to launch spinoff - the Real News Network.

Linked from Instapundit.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

ISN'T THAT OBVIOUS? Many colleges fail to improve critical-thinking skills. If anything, they've done an outstanding job of destroying them.
HEH: “[Obama’s] the one who made fun of Mitt Romney in the debates in 2012 for having a 1980s mindset. I mean, the 1930s should call him about his [Obama's] foreign policy.”
HEH: Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to rewrite it ... unsucessfully.
CIVIL RIGHTS 'LEADER' compares Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff to JFK. I never thought too highly of Kennedy, but comparing Ossoff to him is an insult to Kennedy's memory.
EVERGREEN STATE OFFICIALS ask student vigilantes to stop patrolling campus with baseball bats. Since it's the university demanding action, I think it's safe to assume the bat wielders are not the loons who have taken over the campus....

UPDATE: I guess I was wrong; Evergreen State University is now officially a lunatic asylum.
YOUNG REPORTER ARRESTED AFTER UNLOADING ON COP: "I Work At A F**king News Station, Motherf**ker."

She should spend her time in jail working on her resume, because I suspect that she will no longer be employed when she's released.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

NEWT GINGRICH: Remembering D-Day. I find the last paragraph of Gingrich's article to be particularly prescient: "It took courage to defeat evil on D-Day in 1944. It will take courage to defeat [the] evil [of terrorism] today."

History is too important to ignore it; today should be another D-Day - in the war on terrorism.
UH, WHAT ABOUT KNIFE CONTROL LAWS? Europeans respond to terrorist attacks with tougher gun control laws.

And, um, vehicle control laws?
'97% OF CLIMATE SCIENTISTS AGREE....' Oh?

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

FINALLY: "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." That time has come.

Linked from this Instapundit post. Now go pull some hair....

Monday, May 29, 2017

SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILLERSON rides with Rolling Thunder 2017. There are multiple linked photos and videos at the website.

A FINAL SALUTE:


The full story, with additional photos, is here.

Linked from this Instapundit post.
WTOP NEWS: Rolling Thunder 2017 photos. The eighth slide is particularly compelling.
IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY: America's Honor.
A MEMORIAL DAY REMINDER: Freedom is not free.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"THERE IS A WORD that describes people who politicize everything, 24/7. Crazy."

Batshit crazy.
THIS TIME THEY CAME FOR THE CHILDREN: Another 'known wolf' attack.

Monday, May 22, 2017

DONALD TRUMP has done an amazing job at his most important job: "There can be no serious debate. Donald Trump has done a truly outstanding job of not being Hillary Clinton."


And that's good enough for me.
TWEET OF THE DAY:


Linked from PowerLine.
THANK YOU, you 'effing stupid Government safety nannies. This is what happens when you use one of those supersafe non-spill gas cans (that's gasoline on the floor, by they way - the second spill).


I finally had to transfer the gasoline from the 'spill-proof' container to an old non-spill-proof container to finish filling my UTV. Didn't spill a drop from the old container.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

BECAUSE (WEALTHY) DEMOCRATS DON'T PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE: Tough times in Connecticut.

Have feet? Vote.
ANN COULTER: Every time I try to be mad at Trump the media pull me back.
OTHER THAN BEING ILL-EDUCATED, LOUD-MOUTHED BOORISH THUGS: The five biggest things liberals get wrong about themselves.
ANOTHER PROGRESSIVE discovers that swords are double-edged weapons.
AMMO GRRRLL: Go on over to the Dark Side; there are no consequences:
If you’re a Democrat, you get to riot in a mask, burn down buildings, make fake rape charges, make fake hate crime charges, admit to child molestation in your own book, use many branches of the Federal Government to unlawfully harass and intimidate conservatives, advocate cop killing, shout down speakers, call for the murder of the President, and clap like a spastic seal at late-night comics making obscene jokes about the President of the United States. Jokes that would absolutely be deemed “homophobic” from any conservative.
Consequences are for Life’s Deplorable little losers.
HEH:


And they never shut up....
TARGET PRACTICE! If drones are not aircraft, then the FAA rules about not shooting them down do not apply.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:


Almost every time I turn on the news....
LEAF WATCH 2017: It's official ; Spring is here. Here's the final photo of this Spring series.


This picture was actually taken on Saturday last; the foliage is in full bloom, with the exception of the very tops of some of the pines which haven't quite achieved full green. The pond has disappeared from sight, and the fish (I suppose) are happy as there's plenty of shade to enjoy -- and insects to eat.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

PUNCHING BACK: Pro-life Fresno students sue professor over literal erasure of free speech.
BERNIE SANDERS stumbles upon inconvenient landmine left behind by Harry Reid.

A sword cuts both ways, Bernie. You Democrats/Socialists might want to remember that in the future.
THE VENEZUELA DIET:



Linked from PowerLine.
RANDOM THOUGHT: Guns are a lot like parachutes. If you need one and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again.
A REMINDER THAT THE REAL MINIMUM WAGE IS ZERO: New York city minimum wage law is forcing higher prices and restautant closures.

Friday, May 12, 2017

TRUMP FIRES COMEY. Hillary responds:


Linked from PowerLine's mid-week in Comey cartoons.
MURPHY STRIKES AGAIN: I've experienced every one of these at one point or another.
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch, and you'll have to pee.

Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible place in the universe.

The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal; someone always answers.

If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now.

When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone will ring.

The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

At any event, the people whose seats are farthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet, and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies, and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people, also, are very surly folk.

As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.

Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about.

If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it or the store will stop selling it.

If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor; by the time you get there, you'll feel better. But don't make an appointment, and you'll stay sick.
The most recent this afternoon.
SENATE DEMS: Appoint a special prosecutor or we’ll hold our breath until we turn blue.

Please do. I enjoy watching Democrats have tantrums....
THE BIG LESSON OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY so far is that our entire ruling class is narcissistic, undisciplined, and partisan.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

STEALING FROM THE POOR: It's what Democrats do. She just got caught.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

OBAMACARE REPEAL will help Republicans politically.

My inclination is to agree.
LIKE FREE SPEECH, compassion should be limited to liberals.
HILLARY’S ELECTION LOSS EXCUSE means one thing — She’s running in 2020.

The destruction of the modern Democrat party is nearly complete....
AS I HAVE WRITTEN BEFORE, Democrats legislate by emotion and anecdote. Here's a much more rational view to counter the emotion.
LEAF WATCH 2017: Spring is now springin' at full throttle. The trees are almost fully leafed out; our pond -- and the neighbors' houses on all sides -- are nearly invisible. By next week, it'll be official: Spring has arrived.


Here's last week's photo for comparison.
A BRIDGE TOO FAR: Repealing ObamaCare is unconstitutional.

Unless, of course, you're a Democrat, for which the Constitution means whatever you wish it to mean.

Monday, May 08, 2017

FREEDOM OF SPEECH SCIENCE, even in therapy.


It is wise to remember that before Galileo, the Earth was scientifically accepted as the center of the universe.
DIANNE FEINSTEIN struggling to read through 'complicated' healthcare bill. This whole mess might have been avoided if she had bothered to read the original ObamaCare bill. But no, she's a Democrat, and Democrats already know everything....
PROGRESSIVES ARE GOING 'NUCKING FUTS': Seattle Mayor adds diet drinks to his soda tax ‘to tackle white privilege’.
THEY CAN'T STOP LYING: Jonathan Gruber (remember him?) claims ObamaCare's problems are Trump's fault.
INTERSECTIONALITY: where competing liberal/progressive narratives collide.
FAKE LAW: How Trump-hatred warps the judiciary.
OBAMACARE V. TRUMPCARE: Liberals like to govern by emotion and anecdote; here's a logic and fact rebuttal.
DISTRACTED DRIVING FIX: a Faraday cage in your car. The only problem is the obvious one -- those most likely to use it are the ones least likely to need it. Now if the car won't start until all emitting devices (i.e., cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc.) are closed within it ....
SORRY, TECHNOCRATS AND POPULISTS NANNY-STATERS — "Bob still controls his own life more than you do. Pretending he doesn’t helps you far more than it helps him."

The Nanny State isn't about help; it's about control.
WHY WORK? As if free food, candy, snacks, and soda pop from food stamps; public housing; and help with utilities, and even reduced cable TV fees were not enough, the city of Sacramento is giving people another reason not to work. Free cars!
SINCE GOODWILL WON'T TAKE THEM, I'll sell them to Nieman Marcus. And I'll easily make enough to fund my retirement.

Linked from Instapundit.
PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ANTIQUITIES ACT EXECUTIVE ORDER is an opportunity to end a monumental abuse of government power.
WHY I AVOID DEMOCRAT BASTIONS: You don't have to live in a cesspool to know what's in it.
WHY PROGRESSIVES CAN'T WON'T DO MATH: What you need to know about pre-existing conditions.
WHY OUR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES are hotbeds of stupidity: "The faculty least qualified to have an opinion on politics are the ones with the loudest opinions."
OBAMA AND COMPANY openly spied on thousands of American citizens as Obama abused national security concerns to spy on political opponents.
I am willing to bet that all this information and more is in the computers of the DNC and Obama's OFA organization. Part of ObamaCare's damage is it put everyone's medical information on computers -- which Democrats are ace at hacking.
That's a bet I wouldn't take....

Sunday, May 07, 2017

PROGRESSIVE 'SCIENCE': engaged in neither the pursuit of Fact nor the pursuit of Truth — only the pursuit of Power.
ONE CHART: all you need to know about 'climate change'.
CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE'S process for dealing with student rioters.

What a waste of pixels. A proper process is this: if identified on videotape or by other means, those student rioters should be immediately expelled with no chance of ever being readmitted, and no transfer of any academic credit to any other institution permitted. Period.
DOUBLING DOWN ON STUPID: Liberals furious that Ivanka is a real mother.

Question: would they be this upset if it were Ivanka's nanny dancing with her children?
CALIFORNIA proposes to tax space travel.

California just might want to reconsider. The only reason to launch from the west coast is to avoid overflying South America when launching satellites into polar orbit, and launch vehicles are now sophisticated enough to 'jog around' Brazil when launching from the east coast.

Vandenberg AFB will remain for military spacecraft, but commercial launches can - and will - migrate back to the east coast.
IF THERE ARE NO LAWS, THERE'S NO CRIME, RIGHT? Los Angeles Times op-ed claims sanctuary cities 'keep crime down'.
RIGHT NOW, it's good enough for me.
THERE ARE A LOT OF PIXELS spent on people helped by ObamaCare, but very few spent on those hurt. Here's one.
SOCIALISM, the 21st century diet plan.

In plain English, starvation. Venezuelans are starving.
GEORGIA 16: When Democrats can't win an election legitimately, they cheat.
TOP DEMOCRATS say Americans will 'die' from ObamaCare overhaul.

Like veterans have under President Obama's Veterans Administration?
CULTURAL APPROPRIATION: A Modest Proposal. No pizza for you unless you can prove your Italian heritage. And no Tex-Mex unless you're a native Texican.
SEGREGATION IS BAD and it's back.

There's a difference between segregation and self-segregation. If progressives want to wall themselves off from civil society, I'm fine with that.
NO SURPRISE: Most federal employees disapprove of Trump. Their jobs (such as they are) are at stake.
REP. RUBEN GALLEGO [D(UMB)-AZ]: GOP health care bill ‘going to kill people,’ so Democrats shouldn’t be civil to Republicans.

Let's get real. Gallego's claim that the GOP health care bill is 'going to kill people' is an assertion - a belief, not a fact. Whether there's a rational basis for that belief is irrelevant; it's still an assertion.

Now Gallego's 7th Congressional district includes Phoenix, where government-sponsored single-payer health care has already killed hundreds during the preceeding Democrat administration - and that's a fact.

So, Ruben, should we Republicans 'be civil to Democrats'?
WELL, PROGRESSIVES, you're getting what you demanded.

Hope you enjoy it....
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS LATER: LAPD still hasn't learned its lesson.

Liberals are condemned to repeat history....
BECAUSE THUGGERY: The NFL needs Colin Kaepernick a victim.
THEY ARE too cheap to pay their own medical bills. So they demand you pay them.
PALE RIDER, Part Deaux.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

NRA MEMBERS not up to the task of repelling tyrants. Tyrants, maybe not alone (but I wouldn't bet against); tyrant wannabees (like the progressive Left), easily.
THE NEVER-ENDING ELECTION:
None of us, no voter or official or institution, has yet to fully assimilate the fact that Donald Trump is president, that this unpopular and unpredictable man holds what has become the primary office of our constitutional system. He certainly doesn't make our jobs any easier: It is hard to read or watch his recent interviews without holding one's head in one's hands. And yet there he is. His daily presence is an accusation, a rebuke, an admonishment, a reminder that the country we thought we lived in might not have actually existed. The shocks of deindustrialization and the financial crisis, of unchecked immigration, multiculturalism, and the transgender revolution, of digital and social media, of inconclusive decades-long wars, of rampant heroin addiction seem to have made large parts of the country unrecognizable to those of us living in coastal cities and their affluent suburbs. Is our country really this divided, our politics this polarized, and our culture this degraded? Was 2016 not a fluke but a warning? What of?
"[A] reminder that the country we thought we lived in might not have actually existed." Is the liberal bubble beginning to burst?

Umm, probably not.
DEMOCRAT RUNNING FOR CONGRESS says climate skeptics should commit suicide. Presumably before voting....
BLACK COLUMNIST suspended from major paper for denying NRA is like ISIS.
I'D RATHER NOT KNOW WHERE. Porn star bitten by shark during underwater shoot.
'ROBUST' MEANS 'ONE': McAuliffe touts Virginia’s ‘robust health care system’.
IN MEETING WITH IVANKA TRUMP, [Planned Parenthood's] Cecile Richards shows her hand on abortion.
HILLARY CLINTON to launch 'resistance' PAC. "[I]t’ll be interesting to see what kind of donations the PAC gets with its founders fresh out of influence to peddle."
NEW FRONTIER IN “RESISTANCE”: Mailing your ashes to Congress after the GOP health-care law kills you.

I suppose that if you're in a Democrat stronghold, you can always vote absentee....
MEDIA BIAS WRIT LARGE: Trump threatens press freedom.

Ridiculous. And stupid.
HUH? Scientists ‘more confident than ever’ in global warming after studying the lack of it for 15 years. The article itself makes as much sense as the lede.
HEH: Wall Street bribes to Democratic women are 43% smaller than to Democratic men.

'Equality' is a sexist bitch....
ENVIRONMENTAL HYPOCRITES: Few things pollute the earth more than when leftists gather to protest.

I've been there - and seen how prodigiously they produce pollution for others to clean up.
SOLAR ENERGY PRODUCES JOBS -- but not much else.
POWERLINE'S Week in Pictures. My favorite is on the latest in environmental technology:


Now go see the rest (but be prepared for nightmares).

CALIFORNIA IS A MODEL — of exactly what not to do if a state wants to keep its young.
BUT THREATENING HERETICS ISN'T TERRORISM: Eco-terrorism in Alabama?
WHAT FANS of The Handmaid’s Tale prefer to ignore.

I don't think it's a 'prefer to ignore' matter. Rather, it's that progressives cannot comprehend that the comparison to Islamic culture is even relevant.
BREAKING NON-NEWS: Another post-election hate crime turns out to be fake.
ONE HUNDRED DAYS of #TheResistance’s humiliating failure.
WELL, HE DID ONE THING RIGHT: Montana Democrat rejects DNC help and embraces Bernie Sanders.

Too bad he didn't go for two....

Friday, May 05, 2017

NANCY PELOSI: Letting people keep money they earn is stealing.
Stay with me on this one Nancy: ObamaCare raised taxes and caused most working people to spend more money on shittier coverage. Repealing this ridiculous law means that working people will be able to keep more of their money. Also, offering a tax break means that working people will be able to keep even more of that money that they earn.

Poor people are not entitled to the fruits of other people’s labor. Letting people keep more of the money they earn is not stealing from poor people because that money was never theirs in the first place. See how that works?

Stealing and redistribution of wealth would be if the government passed a law that forced people to by a product from a private company at inflated prices so that same product could then be given for free to lazy people who have made shitty life choices. You know, kind of like ObamaCare.
I guess it's not stealing if, as the Democrats seem to believe, it's their money in the first place and your 'earnings' are just their generosity in not taking it all.
TRUMP TO BALTIMORE: You're on your own.

Let's hope the Trump administration sticks to its guns....
THE ARROGANCE OF BLUE AMERICA: Progressives cannot recognize that most Americans do not want to live the blue bourgeoisie’s preferred lifestyle.

And they don't recognize that they cannot live their own preferred lifestyle without Red America's economic enterprise.
MY REALITY IS THE ONLY REALITY: Berkeley student worries campus minorities would be traumatized by police.

Competing realities need not apply at Berkeley.
A THOUGHT FOR PROGRESSIVES:


Making life difficult one day at a time.
CAN CALIFORNIA prove - or disprove - the existence of mass voter fraud?
YALE GRADUATE STUDENTS go on 'symbolic' hunger strike where they're allowed to eat.

It must be tough, no snacking between meals....

Increasing the anguish: Yale's College Republicans hold BBQ at protest site.
THE OBAMACARE REPEAL BILL coherently explained.
AMMO GRRRLL has a whole line of awesome products for poseurs or ironic hipsters.

Still cheap at twice the price.
JACK DUNPHY: Los Angeles Police Commission makes violent protests like UC-Berkeley more likely.
DON SURBER: Kicking Washington D.C. out of our school lunchrooms:
Under Barack Obama, Democrats took over school cafeterias. The Great and Power Ozzys in Emerald City would write the school lunch menus across the land -- ending childhood obesity, and creating a new generation of super Americans.

We wound up with the best-fed landfills in the world as many schoolchildren refused to eat their spinach.

Another Obama triumph Trumped.
AUDIT: University of California president hid $175 million. According to President Janet Napolitano, it was
“a prudent and reasonable amount for unexpected expenses such as cybersecurity threat response and emerging issues like increased support for undocumented students and efforts to prevent sexual violence and sexual harassment.”
More likely it was a slush fund to augment her and her minions already exhorbitant salaries.
ABOUT TIME: George Soros battles $10B lawsuit, familiar charges of wielding political influence.

Let it be only the first of many....
WHAT'S NEXT FOR THESE SNOWFLAKES? Library fines too stressful for Harvard students.

These twits should never have been allowed to graduate from kindergarten. And the Harvard 'administrators' should be fired.
"PEOPLE WHO TALK ABOUT CULTURAL APPROPRIATION un-ironically are self-identifying as idiots. They should be mocked and ridiculed mercilessly."

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

TEXAS PREPARES to begin locking up leaders in sanctuary cities. I think a minimum 90-day jail sentence for any elected or appointed official supporting sanctuary cities would be appropriate.
UNITED NATIONS: Repealing ObamaCare could violate international law.

"Sod off!" has a nice ring to it, but my personal favorite is still "You mistake me for someone who gives a shit."
THE LEFT'S MEDIA INSTITUTIONS are racist.
VEGANS: scientific illiterates.

Monday, May 01, 2017

SURPRISE, SURPRISE: Study finds Democrats least tolerant of opposing views. They know they're right (and have participation trophies to prove it), so why should they tolerate other views?
LEAF WATCH 2017: That semi- magical 'poof day' when all the trees suddenly decide to show their new leaves occurred mid-week. Here's today's photo:


The pond is still there, but it's rapidly disappearing behind the new foliage. Here's last weeks photo for comparison, and you can scroll back in time from there.

I suspect that by next week the pond will have almost completely disappeared from view from our terrace.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

HOUSE DEMOCRATS treat 2016 autopsy as top secret. Yes, can't have the proles finding out that they're at fault for Hillary's loss.
OBVIOUSLY RACIST: Company offers beauty products for 'white' hair.

Can't have a company offering primarily black-oriented products trying to extend its product line to non-blacks....
COMMON SENSE: flowers that don't grow in progressive gardens.

Friday, April 28, 2017

MOSSAD TO THE RESCUE: Can the liberal arts be saved?
#NOTFONDOFTRUMP AFTER 100 DAYS: "[I]t's way too early to declare Trump a success. But it seems to me he's off to a good start."
SHOWBOATING: federal judge suspends Trump’s unenforced ban on funding for sanctuary cities.
The ruling distorts the Executive Order beyond recognition, accusing the president of usurping legislative authority despite the order’s express adherence to “existing law.” Moreover, undeterred by the inconvenience that the order has not been enforced, the activist court — better to say, the fantasist court — dreams up harms that might befall San Francisco and Santa Clara, the sanctuary jurisdictions behind the suit, if it were enforced. The court thus flouts the standing doctrine, which limits judicial authority to actual controversies involving concrete, non-speculative harms.
Isn't it time to start impeaching activist judges?
SOUTH DAKOTA: Democrats are being crushed.

Good.
COGNITIVE DISSONANCE: "[those] who don't understand history are doomed to believe whatever the experts tell them."
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Never meddle in the affairs of dragons. You are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
TRUMP: let's give Obama's land back to the states.

It wasn't your land to take, Mr. ex-President.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

KURT SCHLICHTER: I am a victim of progressive hate crimes.
As a person of absolutely no color who embodies an intersectional reality that includes my utter lack of genderfluidity and my unemployment-questioning, differently-veteraned, and non-pagan experiences, I am totally oppressed by progressivism’s hegemonic power structure.
My phallocentric feline friends are not amused, however.
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Will 2020 be another 1972 for Democrats?
DEMOCRATS THROW ANOTHER CHILDISH TANTRUM: threaten to oppose bill to prevent shutdown if health care vote happens before Saturday.

It what they (and progressives, but I repeat myself) do.
CALIFORNIA’S LATEST MOVE to “fight the wall” [build it and be banned] is truly something out of La La Land.

Minority contractors won't be affected? 'Undocumented' construction workers won't be affected? Aren't these people part of California's protected class?
BREAKING NEWS FROM THE PROGRESSIVE LEFT: Living in a tiny house is 'poverty appropriation'.
SEN. STENY HOYER [D(UMB)-MD] blames $10 trillion debt increase under Obama on ‘big tax cuts’ and recession recovery.

Was I sleeping when Obama cut taxes during his 8-year administration?
HAH: Californians upset that they can’t sell their green energy homes. They should have thought of that before they signed up for the subsidies.
'CELEBRITY' CHEF ON MSNBC: "There’s no legal way for immigrants to actually enter this country." That will certainly surprise the legal immigrants my wife taught English as a second language....
GOOD GUY GAL WITH A GUN: Ohio woman shoots intruder after he tackles her in her elderly parents’ home.
SUCKERS! The progressive Left actually thought Obama meant all that anti-Wall Street retoric. And then there's progressive hero Bernie Sanders....

Anyone ever notice that the progressive (socialist) leadership always needs a little extra dispensation for their hard work of telling everyone else what to do?
PROGRESSIVES: petty, bankrupt, and vindictive.
ANN COULTER drops out of Berkeley speech.
Roger L. Simon explains that “this is because the conservative group Young America’s Foundation backed away, citing safety issues. The irony in all this is nothing looks worse for the left than a bunch of masked goons breaking university windows."
Actually what would be worse (for them) would be to be seen running in fear from patriots intent on pulping them....
ANOTHER REASON TO MOVE THE U.N. TO, SAY, RAQQA, SYRIA: U.N. warns that repealing ObamaCare may be illegal.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CARTOON OF THE DAY: the reason for 'Never Trump' anger....

LIVE FREE OR DIE: liberals want to kill free speech, so we patriots must fight back.

The First and Second Amendments to our Constitution are too important to surrender without a fight.
A DJ WRITES on the sins of the Social Justice Warriors.

It's long, but worthy.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS interviews President Trump and PowerLine's John Hinderaker takes note:
[T]he more I have listened to Trump and, especially, read transcripts of his speeches and interviews, the more I am impressed by the fact that if you look past his gee-whiz real estate developer style and his generally-overlooked implicit self-deprecation, what Trump is telling us is usually very smart.
Read the whole interview (first link).
WHY HE WON: Trump asked. I remember noting that, both in the primaries and in the general election. The other candidates, especially Hillary Clinton, didn't ask, they assumed (or demanded) my vote.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY HAS BECOME SNOWFLAKE U: Students who avoid making eye contact could be guilty of racism.

Linked from this Instapundit post.
BUT ONLY IF you run as a Republican.
SHARYL ATTKISSON’S 'Obama-era surveillance timeline':
[T]he kinds of intelligence abuses we’re hearing about now did not begin when Team Obama became concerned about Donald Trump. Attkisson says that in April 2009, just a few months into the Obama presidency, “someone leak[ed] the unmasked name of Congresswoman Jane Harman to the press” According to news reports, the Bush administration NSA had incidentally recorded and saved Harmon’s phone conversations with pro-Israel lobbyists who were under investigation for espionage. But it was during the Obama presidency that the information was leaked to the press.

Harman is a liberal Democrat. However, she was more hard line than most Democrats on national security. Perhaps more significantly, she was a political enemy of Nancy Pelosi.

There was also the case of Fox News’ James Rosen. In May 2010, the government secretly applied for a warrant to obtain Google email information regarding Rosen. Three years later, Fox News learned that the Justice Department secretly labeled reporter Rosen a possible “criminal co-conspirator” and “flight-risk” in obtaining warrants to monitor his movements, phone records, and emails in a leak investigation starting in 2011.

Moreover, although Attkisson doesn’t mention it, when James Rosen visited his parents he used their telephone to talk to one of his contacts. This led to the lead investigation being extended to Rosen’s parents. Creepy.

Attkisson herself apparently was the victim of surveillance after she broke, and persistently reported on, the Holder Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” scandal. In February 2013, remote intruders secretly download new spy software proprietary to a federal agency onto her work computer.
I think it's clear that the Obama administration 'weaponized' the federal government against its own citizens. What's not clear is whether the Trump administration can - or will wnat to - 'de-weaponize' it.