Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Words Matter, So Shut Up!

The Left has been on a long campaign to shape the words that we use in order to shape our thoughts and political outcomes. 

George Orwell saw this clearly in his novel 1984.  The socialist government controlled the words that were used in order to shape the narrative.  The war department became the Ministry of Peace, forced labor camps became joy camps, and to have thoughts that were not politically correct became Thoughtcrime.

In the real world, leftists enthusiastically used Orwell's warning as a blueprint, and began enforcing speech codes.  Any utterance that was not acceptable became 'politically incorrect'.  Colleges across the US are now enforcing draconian speech codes and declaring certain ideas to be oldthink, and thus not permitted on campus.   Facts and logic are tools of the oppressive patriarchal society and must be replaced with bellyfeel, the blind, enthusiastic acceptance of an idea.

The reason is very simple.  As Andrew Klavan has to eloquently noted, they want you to shut up.

Now that the evidence is in, Socialism cannot be defended with facts and logic.  The 100 years of uninterrupted social and economic disaster that has unfolded in every socialist country has made it impossible to defend socialism.   It cannot be defended, therefore, it must not be discussed. 

This can be seen on campus and in the streets, and Leftist bullies attempt to silence their opponents.  When non-lefty speakers try to present their ideas on campus, the unhinged radical Left and the university administrations (but I repeat myself...) will shut the speakers down through violence, disruptions, and administrative red tape.   Since they cannot refute the ideas of Ben Shapiro or Ann Coulter, they must be shouted down or banned from speaking altogether. 

The next step in the plan to get you to shut up is to justify beating you up physically if you start talking.  Leftist are now saying that 'hate speech' is equivalent to violence, the therefore actual violence is justified in response to hurtful words. 

Since the left defines the made up concept of 'hate speech' as 'anything you say we don't like', you are now at risk of being assaulted for everything and anything you say.

So the safest option is to shut up. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mass Murder for Science!

In two recent posts, I made the following claims:

1.  Socialism is inherently murderous
2.  Bill Nye is a crackpot and a social justice warrior

Today, I am proven correct on both counts.   (As if there were really any doubt...)

Bill Nye has announced that people need to die in order for science to advance.   Meet Bill Nye, Genocide Guy. 

From the Washington Examiner:

Bill Nye specifically targeted the elderly this week as he spoke out against climate change deniers, saying that climate science will start to advance when old people start to "age out," according to a report.

The "Science Guy" said that generationally, the majority of climate change deniers are older.
"Climate change deniers, by way of example, are older. It's generational," Nye told the Los Angeles Times. Nye said that he is calling them out with "due respect," acknowledging that he is "now one of them."

"We're just going to have to wait for those people to 'age out,' as they say," Nye went on, adding that "age out" is a euphemism for "die." "But it'll happen, I guarantee you — that'll happen."

This is how the warped brain of the Leftists works.  If you disagree with me, you need to die. 

Bill generously offers to wait for people to die of old age.   But you can see how some of his younger and less magnanimous fellow travelers might not have the patience to wait for the climate deniers to 'age out' naturally.

This is the root of evil.  This is how people get murdered.  This is how people rationalize the murder of millions. 

They think 'We are right. You are wrong, and you must die'. 

Socialism is a murderous and evil ideology spread by the evil and dangerous Bill Nye, Genocide Guy. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Why Socialism Kills

If you try to prove that Socialism or Communism doesn't work, you are able to point to myriad examples of where these systems failed.   The Soviet Union, China, Venezuela, and more stand out as shining examples of the economic malaise and social misery that ensues once the socialists take over.

The communist defenders of the faith immediately reply "that wasn't pure Socialism" or "that wasn't pure Communism".   They claim that all of these failures were because the ideal of Communism was imperfectly executed, and that if only they had been more faithful to the utopian ideal, they would have had the glorious results that Marx promised.

The problem with the utopian reply is that we will never have perfectly implemented socialism.  Why?  Because political theories have to be implemented in the real world by real human beings.  Flawed human beings that will never live up to the ideals of the theory.

Communism fails for a number of reasons, but arguing that it fails because of the imperfect people doing the implementation leads to mass murder.  

All human beings are flawed.  We are greedy, selfish, lazy, stupid, venial, and petty.  We will never be able to achieve the ideals of any belief system or economic system.   This applies to both socialism and capitalism.   We live in the real world and must judge the outcomes of our economic theories on the actual results, not the utopian ideal.

The communists realize that this is true.  They understand that men are flawed and that socialism won't work with the current human race.  This is why the Soviets created the ideal of the New Soviet Man.  The 'new man' was to replace the 'current, old man' in order to make socialism work.

In practice, the socialist and the communists are too impatient to wait for the New Man to arise.  There are too many naysayers and malcontents that are 'sabotaging' the system and are 'counter revolutionaries'. 

The solution is simple and obvious:  Kill all the unbelievers.

They set about murdering all the people that are too 'flawed' to become the New Soviet Man.  30 million Kulaks killed in Russia.  1.5 million killed in Cambodia, including people killed for the crime of wearing glasses because they 'looked educated'.

Socialism and Communism can never work, but the ardent acolytes of this flawed ideology blame people for not living up to the standard required to make it work.   So they kill them. 

The next time you hear a communist tell you that pure communism will work, understand that they are planning to kill hundreds of millions of people to prove it.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bill Nye, the Not Science Guy

Bill Nye the ‘science guy’ has embarrassed himself once again. He recently offered this pearl of wisdom on Twitter:

"Science is the belief that you can solve the problem"

Science is a belief?  What??

This is not an incomplete definition of science.  Nor is it a vision that is slightly askew.  
This is literally the exact opposite of science. 
Science is not a belief system at all.  Science is an evidence and process based system.  It is entirely based on facts, logic, evidence and the experimental method.  
When a self-styled ‘science guy’ is this far off in his definition of science, then we know that he is completely mired in religious zealot territory with his thinking. 
I have said for years that Bill Nye has a sham and a hack that did not care at all about real science and evidence.  He is a high priest in the climate change religious cult.  He is a fraud and a huckster.
Bill Nye, the Not Science Guy

Monday, June 26, 2017

Why the Nazi's could never win WWII

The Germans came damn close to winning World War II.  There has been a lot alternative history and speculation about how the Nazi's could have won the war by making a few slightly different decisions.   What if the panzers had been allowed to wipe out the British at Dunkirk? What if the RAF had lost the Battle of Britain?  What if the Germans had not invaded the Soviet Union in 1941? What if the Germans had treated the subjugated people in Eastern Europe better?

The list of potential 'what if' scenarios is nearly endless.  All of them offer a chance that history may not have turned out as it did had the Hitler and the Germans only done this one thing differently.

Leaving out of the discussion for the moment the fact that Germany possessed neither the manpower nor that resources to win the war in its final scope, we should focus on one simple truth: 

The Nazi-led Germans could never have won the war precisely because they were the Nazi-led Germans.  

The very nature of Hitler, the Nazi ideology, and the nature of totalitarian states was
such that they contained the seeds of their own destruction.  There is no scenario in which Hitler and the Nazis, acting within the bounds of their worldview, could have selected these alternative options.

The simplest example of this conundrum is the Battle of Dunkirk.   In the spring of 1940, the BEF lays defeated and prostrate on the beaches of France, and the Germans Panzer division are just a few miles away.   An hour's drive forward by the Wehrmacht and the British will be forced to surrender.  With their entire army destroyed and the Home Islands defenseless, the British would be forced to surrender, ensuring German victory.  But Hitler stops the Panzers and orders Herman Goering's Luftwaffe to complete the attack by air.   This effort fails, the British escape, and the rest is history. 

There has been endless speculation about what might have been if Hitler does not give this fateful order.  But the fact is that Hitler could not have done anything else.  There was never a chance that the Armee would be allowed to singlehandedly wipe out the British. 

Hitler ruled, as many tyrants do, through setting up competing factions and keeping them set against each other.  This balance of power is critical, and any one faction must not be allowed to become too strong for fear that it will topple the dictator.  Hitler feared, and rightly so, that the High Command generals would stage a coup.

Thus, as the German High Command was about to achieve complete strategic victory, it also became a threat to Hitler.  Who knows what might have happened if the glory of the victory over Germany's foes was credited to the Armee.  Hitler could not allow this to happen, and thus the Panzers were stopped in their tracks and the Luftwaffe was unleashed. 

This scenario repeats itself with virtually every one of these alternative history scenarios.  Each time the historian presents an alternative choice that in reality could never have been adopted by the Germans.

What if the Germans treated the Ukrainians and White Russians better and they joined forces with the Germans?  Doesn't matter.  By it's very nature, a Nazi-led war effort could never treat the 'under menschen" better.   While this seems like a rational choice that could have been made, it was not one that was actually available to the Germans.

What if the Germans treated the Jews better and developed the Atomic bomb instead of the actual history in which many Jewish scientists fled to the United States?  This is not a viable option in a country where the ruling party rose to power on largely on Nationalism and Anti-Semitism. 

What if the Germans had not attacked East in 1941, instead focusing on defeating the British before opening a fatal second front?  Again, this was not an option available to Hitler at this time.   He had risen to power quickly, and the demands of the war were beginning to place tremendous strain on the German economy.  Maintaining a massive army is extremely expensive, both in terms of gold and political capital.   Perhaps Hitler's grip on power could have survived a year of limited war time victories while the British were slowly starved into submission.  But this was not a risk Hitler could take.   Like a shark that can only breath while moving, the Germans war machine needed to strike somewhere in 1941, and the Soviet Union was the only real choice. 

We see that most of the alternative history timelines hinge on the Germans making choices that were not available to them at that time.  As long as Hitler and the Nazi's were in control, none of these alternatives could come to pass.

So what if Hitler was not the leader of Germany?  What if he was assassinated at some point early in the war?

This set of alternative histories fails as well.  Only Hitler had the charisma and the force of will to unite the German people to execute the war.   The German people loved this man, and followed him to the very gates of hell. 

By the end of the war, Hitler had made a series of catastrophic decisions, both major and minor.  All of the 'Hitler is taken out' alternatives take advantage of the fact that these disasters would be prevented without Hitler in charge.  But these scenarios ignore the fact that Hitler also made some very good decisions early in the war.   It was Hitler, for example, that over ruled the General Staff in 1940 and selected the Manstein plan to invade through the Ardennes.  Absent that decision, it is likely that the war would have played out exactly like WWI, devolving into static trench warfare. 

It is extremely unlikely that another, less capable and charismatic politician could have united the people in the same manner.  Without this unifying force, the Germans would have fallen back into the pattern of petty internal bickering and infighting that marked the post-WWI era under the Weimar Republic.

The Germans could never have fought the way they did for a lesser leader.  They would not have prevailed under lesser Nazi's. 

In summary, Germany would never had the success it enjoyed during the Second World War without the charismatic and unifying leadership of Adolf Hitler.  But the inept military leadership of Hitler and the evil influence of Nazi ideology doomed the Germans to lose from the very outset of the war. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Problem with Un-Enforcement

The purpose of laws is to guide human behavior by placing certain actions out of bounds.  We make illegal the things that which we do not want done.

Occasionally, we pass some truly moronic laws:
    Be sure to take these down before January 15th!

  • We banned the incandescent lightbulb in favor of crappy expensive lightbulbs that contain a deadly neurotoxin.
  • In New York has banned pistol magazines that hold more than 10 rounds but there are no exceptions for police officers and no compliant magazines available for use.
  • In Maine, It's Illegal To Have Christmas Decorations Up After Jan. 14
  • In Nevada, It Is Illegal For A Man To Buy Drinks For More Than Three People At A Time
  • In Arizona, it is illegal to have more than 2 dildos at a time in your home
When it becomes obvious that these laws are asinine and unworkable, the proper solution is to repeal them. 

The more laws the more offenders. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732

The problem is that the political forces that got the law passed in the first place prevent them from being repealed.

So the government simply decides not to enforce the laws that it has passed.  The government ignore the laws that are on the books. 

This is not a solution.

It merely create the situation where the specter of government persecution hangs over everyone's head.  How can you be free citizen when you violate dozens of laws everyday, and the police will only prosecute you if you don't fall into the protected classes.  This is a recipe for corruption and abuse of power.

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. ~Edmund Burke

One of the problems we have in this country is that we have too many laws. So many things are illegal that the law is virtually unknowable. Every man woman and child in this country is in violation of one or more Federal laws and regulations.

This creates a situation that allows the government to punish virtually anyone it wants at any time that it wants.  This is a recipe for tyranny.

Indingenous Stupidity

The good folks up in Canada want us to know that Western Civilization has reached peak stupidity.

The are now introducing indigenous learning into the curriculum at the University of Saskatchewan. Founded on the model of the great British universities, the University was imagined as a grand preserve of Western thought for the children of Canadian settlers.

From the NYT article:

"Now, all that has changed. The powwow graduation in May was one example of how universities across Canada are “indigenizing” — a new, elastic term that means everything from drawing more aboriginal students and faculty members onto campuses built largely for white settlers, to infusing those stodgy Western institutions with aboriginal belief systems and traditional knowledge"

Yes.  The lore and the superstitions of the indigenous people will be infused into the curriculum because the University is "committing to change in areas including scholarship and governance, and envisioning itself as an institution of “knowledge-keeping,” as well as research and learning."

Why do we need to infuse our institutions of higher learning with indigenous lore?  Well, Peter Stoicheff, the university’s president explains it as follows:

“Universities are so inherently white and Western, when you start to push against it, you realized how intractable a lot of that is,” Mr. Stoicheff said.
“Everything is based on reading stuff,” he explained. “Everything is laid out in a hierarchical and linear fashion. Look at the aboriginal ways, from visual expression to the wampum belt, dances and oral storytelling. It’s not linear. Everything is based on the circle.”
This is perhaps the stupidest thing uttered by a human adult.  Ever. 
Everything is based on structure and knowledge??  Of course it is!  These are the foundational elements of Western thought and Western Civilization. 
The 'aboriginal ways' he is so fond of produced exactly ZERO human achievements.  Oral history and Wampum belts?  This is peak technology for the aboriginals??  There is a very good reason that oral story telling was a core of aboriginal thought:  they never developed written language.
That's right.  He is infusing the curriculum with the brilliance of a culture that is at least 5,000 years behind the West.  This is profoundly stupid and self destructive.   We have nothing to learn from indigenous lore because they never invented anything.   Ok, wait, a belt. We can learn to make a leather belt like we are at a $40,000 a year summer camp. 
Interestingly, he identifies the reason for this gap in achievement in his statement.  Aboriginal thinking is based on the circle;  Western thought is linear.   In other words, Western thought goes somewhere, and indigenous thought goes in circles. 

This University is utterly failing it's mission.   Envisioned as a grand preserve of Western thought, it is now in the vanguard of the utterly stupid and destructive drive to undermine Western thought and ultimately Western Civilization.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Climate Change Theory is Dead. Again.

Once again a paper has been published claiming that the Climate Change computer models do not predict the future very well.  The paper claims that the last 18 years represent a 'hiatus' in the actual temperatures around the world, and that this pause is not predicted or replicated in any of the models.

This claim is not shocking -- many observers and scientists have been saying this for years, including some politicians like Ted Cruz.

What is shocking is who is admitting that the computer models are wrong and are predicting roughly 2.5 times the observed warming, and by extension, that the whole theory of man made global climate change is about to be blown into pieces. 

The latest paper on this comes from climate scientist Benjamin Santer.  Santer is famous for being once of the most vocal and aggressive climate doomsayers, having once threatened to punch noted skeptic Patrick Michaels in the mouth. 

So we are now at the point where  even the most ardent AGW supporters are admitting that the models do not align with the actual results from the past 18 years.  While there have been a number of attempts to 'fix' the data, or claim that 18 years is not a long enough time frame, the stubborn fact remains that the models do not accurately predict current conditions over the past 18 years. 

If there is a near-twenty year slowdown in warming that cannot be accounted for by the models, then there is zero chance the models are accurate 80-100 years out. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ignorant, Stupid, or Evil?

During the 19th Century, there was room for legitimate debate about the most effective way to organize society in order to create the best outcome.   Marx had recently published the Communist Manifesto, and Adam Smith's Capitalism was still struggling to lift the masses out of abject poverty.  It was an area in which reasonable people could differ -- would free markets do better than planned economies? Would capitalism prevail or communism?

Well, that debate is now over.  We are at the dawn of the 21st Century, and the answer is in: communism has failed and capitalism has exceeded everyone's wildest dreams of prosperity and abundance. 

And yet, there are those that still persist in hailing the virtues of socialism and communism.  This, despite the overwhelming evidence of the past 150 years.  How is this possible?

I can only think of three possible explanations:

Ignorance:  They are simply unaware that socialism has failed wherever it has been tried. They have never been told about the starvation, oppression, and death that follow in the wake of socialism.  They haven't read a history book., and therefore are not aware of the millions that died at the hands of their own governments, or the complete lack of consumer goods, or the fact that poor people in capitalist countries have so much food that the single biggest health risk in poor communities is obesity.

Stupidity:  They are aware that communism killed millions of people through starvation, and that vast networks of concentration camps and gulags were set up to hold hundreds of thousands of political prisoners, but they don't see the connection between the socialized medicine they are stumping for and the gulags.    They know that Che Guevara killed people, but see no link between his sociopathy and the murderous end stage of all communist governments.   They are aware of the fact that Venezuela is circling the drain after 17 years of socialism, but don't understand why Venezuelans are reduced to eating pigeons and rats due to communist mismanagement of the food supply.

Evil:  They know full well that the history of communism is a blood soaked trail of tears and the inevitable oppression of the people.   They are aware that North Koreans are fully 3" shorter than their South Korean brothers after a few generations of socialist starvation diets. They know that free college tuition is the first step into an economic and political nightmare that will result in the death of millions.  And yet they advocate for these policies anyway. 

So when college kids demand free tuition, and women demand free birth control, and when Antifa thugs roam the streets with hammer and sickle flags, ask yourself, are they Ignorant, Stupid, or Evil?

Monday, June 5, 2017

Scary Charts are Lies

The Climate Change Government Science Complex is in full panic mode now that President Trump has announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord

They continue to claim that this is the end of civilization as we know it, and that we are all going to die.  They reinforce these hysterical claims with scary charts that reinforce the idea that global temperatures are out of control. 

This is the latest fear mongering chart to show up on my Facebook and LinkedIn timeline:

Purporting to show that warming is completely out of control, this chart shows the change in average global temperature from 1880-2015.

There is no legend or other explanation of what temps are blue, and what temps are red, but the implication is clear: we are burning up!

This chart is then used to justify the expenditure of billions of dollars on green energy and the creation of a strangling thicket of regulations.

This chart lacks perspective. 

If you take the actual temperature values used to create this visual and graph them with reasonable parameters, you get a very different perspective.   

What this chart shows is that average  global temperatures have been remarkably stable over the past century+. 

Why do the alarmists use the scary red and blue chart to hide the actual data? 

Because if you saw the actual facts in the proper perspective, you would realize the utter fraud that is being perpetrated on the world by the Climate Change Charlatans. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

It's a Trap!

The failure of the Trumpcare bill is a huge blessing for the Republican Party and for conservatives.  And, not for nothing, the American people.

The ACA (Obamacare) is doomed to collapse.  It was, arguably, designed to collapse.    When it fails, the blame will lie squarely with the Democrats.  They will have created a huge disaster without any assistance from the Republicans.

The AHCA ‘Trumpcare’ bill would not have saved the ACA.  It would have tinkered with a few of the worst aspects, but it would not have solved for the internal contradictions that will create the inevitable collapse. 

If you mandate coverage for pre-existing conditions, it is not insurance.    Period.    The systems is doomed to fail as long as that provision remains a part of the law.

By installing a fatally flawed version of the ACA dressed up as Trumpcare, the failure of the system would be hung around the necks of the Republican Party.  The ACHA is stupid economically and politically.

Passing Trumpcare would have led the GOP in to a trap that ultimately ushered in nationalized healthcare.



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Black Lives Matter, so...Give Us Free Stuff!

The Black Lives Matter folks have published a manifesto that lays out in great detail 6 Demand and 40 Policy recommendations.

I'll save you the time required to read it.  They want Free Stuff.

The six demands are:

  • End the War on Black People
  • Reparations
  • Invest-Divest
  • Economic Justice 
  • Community Control 
  • Political Power

Some of these are blatant in their demand for Free Stuff.  The specific policy demands under Reparations and Invest-Divest, and Economic Justice, for example, are basically a list of Free Stuff they want.  Free school, free healthcare, free basic income, etc. 

But even the Demands for Political Power and Community Control are basically demanding free stuff.   They want Participatory budgeting and Protection and increased funding for Black institutions
which are both ways of getting more Free Stuff. 

The only Demand that is not loaded with Free Stuff goodies is End the War on Black People.  This is essentially a demand to be free of responsibility and consequences.   No bail money, no consequences for having a criminal record, no rules for behavior.    This is a recipe for social disaster.  

Criminal behavior needs to have negative consequences or it will grow out of control.   Crime and murder are already rampant in Black communities.  Making crime consequence-free will not end well for Blacks.

Black Lives Matters had never been about saving the lives of Black People.  If BLM was truly interested in Black Lives they would be protesting on street corners on the south side of Chicago. Instead, they are grandstanding at the Democratic National Convention and shutting down Trump rallies. 

Now they have clarified for us what they are really all about:  Free Stuff.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Why the RNC was Peaceful

The Republican Party just wrapped up it's convention and there was very little violence.

Scratch that. 

There was virtually none.

This is in sharp contrast to the recent experience at Trump campaign rallies and the dire predictions of violence by the media.

There were virtually no protesters, and certainly none of the professional protester class that make trouble around the world at political events bothered to show up.


There are several reasons:

The protesters all got jobs and couldn't make time in their busy work week to show up and protest.    Ha!  Kidding.   Just seeing if you were paying attention. 

Cleveland was fully prepared.  We don't know a lot about the security preparations and that is proof that they were well done.   Whatever the Police and other agencies did to keep the peace, it worked, and they should be commended. 

The Left is saving its Ire for Hillary The hard Left is mad at Trump, but they are really extra special mad about Hillary.   This will only get worse as WikiLeaks reveals the true extent of the hatchet job the DNC did on Bernie.   I think the leftists will turn out in droves in Philadelphia, and there will be more violence as the week goes on. 

The Optics are Bad for the Left.   Donald Trump and his peers will be inside the convention center saying that immigrants and Muslims are violent, dangerous and anti American.  It doesn't look good to have a bunch of immigrants and Muslims outside the building being violent and dangerous while waving Mexican flags. 

I think the largest factor here is the optics.    The Media and the Left have noticed that every time a Trump supporter gets attacked by a bunch of hippy anarchists or illegal immigrants, his poll numbers go up. 

So they stayed home, and the RNC was safer for it.

Now, if we can get them to stay home in November and elect a Republican, we can rest easy in a country that will be safer for it.

More Proof Guns are Dangerous... to Leftists

The Republican National Convention just wrapped up in Cleveland, and we can now compare the actual results to all the dire predictions from the Left.  It turns out, to the surprise of exactly no one with half a brain, that they were completely wrong. 

The Media predicted a bloodbath at the RNC due to the insane laws that permit people to (gasp!!) openly carry firearms .

The news papers all jumped on the Police Union's concern over the open carry law:

CNN: "Cleveland police union asks for suspension of 'open carry' in wake of Baton Rouge, ahead of RNC."
Yahoo!: "Police union: Open carry of guns should be suspended at Republican convention in Cleveland."
The Washington Post: "Police union calls for open-carry gun ban as fears of violence mount ahead of the GOP convention

Well, of course the results are in: it was the safest political convention in years. 

Very few arrests.  Zero violent demonstrations.  No shootings. 

The only thing in danger from people peacefully exercising their rights is the wrong headed ideas of the Left. 

The open carry laws may not have prevented violence -- there are many other reasons why the Left chose not to demonstrate at the RNC -- but it is proven once again that law abiding citizens possessing firearms are not the problem in this country.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Real Reason Hillary was not Indicted

The facts are pretty clear -- Hillary Clinton violated multiple Federal statutes in her extremely careless handling of classified material and other work related materials.

So why wasn't she indicted?  The FBI claimed that she lacked intent, and that 'no reasonable prosecutor' would have taken the case.

Both of these excuses are lies.

She intended to set up the server.  She intended to strip classified markings from documents.  She intended to give her legal team access to classified material when they did not possess the proper clearance.

Many 'reasonable' prosecutors have stepped forward to say that they would, in fact, indict her.   After all, if a 'reasonable' Marylin Moseby can indict police officers in the Freddie Gray case, it is not hard to assume you can find a prosecutor to press charges against Hillary.

So why, then, are there no charges forthcoming?

It is not because Democrats don't play be the rules, or that Hillary is considered to be above the law.

It is because a guilty verdict against Hillary destroys they entire Democratic Party, impeaches a President, and creates a Constitutional crisis without precedent. 

One of the provisions of the Federal statutes regarding the safe handling of Classified material is a 'duty to report'.   If you are aware of a situation that may compromise the security of information, you have an active duty to report that to the proper people.

Hillary Clinton's use of a .com email address instead of .gov domain is clear evidence of non-secure handling of classified material.   No one reported her for doing so.

Therefore, anyone and everyone that sent or received a message to the @clintonemail.com email address is guilty of failure to report.

How far does this spread?  Well, we know for a fact that it covers all of her personal staff.  Everyone of them is guilty of a felony.

Most of the senior members of the State Department can safely be assumed to have seen an email with a non-.gov address. All of them are guilty.
What did Obama know and when did he know it?

We can even assume that other cabinet level Secretaries must have communicated with the Secretary of State at some point.  

It is even likely that the President of the United States at some point used his famous Blackberry to communicate with Hillary.   If so, he is guilty of a Federal felony.

The decision not to indict Hillary was not about her.  It was about protecting the entire senior leadership of the Democratic party.  And probably some Republicans, too.

If this case were pursued to its logical conclusion, the entire Obama administration would be under felony indictment.  

That's the reason she was not indicted. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A Republic, if You Can Keep It.

We chose a Republic over a Monarchy several centuries ago :

The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it."

What's the difference between a Monarchy and a Republic, you ask?  The Rule of Law.

 And now, the Rule of Law is dead.   It has probably been dead since Justice Roberts declared Obama Care to be Constitutional because it means the opposite of what it says. 

But it is officially dead now.

The FBI has declined to press charges against Hillary Clinton.

In the face of overwhelming proof, the FBI has declared that she will not be charged with a crime.

This is the end of the Rule of Law.

The FBI's own statements on the matter prove beyond any doubt that she should be facing hundreds of felony charges for mishandling classified material:

"...there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.

For example, seven e-mail chains concern matters that were classified at the Top Secret/Special Access Program level when they were sent and received. These chains involved Secretary Clinton both sending e-mails about those matters and receiving e-mails from others about the same matters. There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position, or in the position of those government employees with whom she was corresponding about these matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation. In addition to this highly sensitive information, we also found information that was properly classified as Secret by the U.S. Intelligence Community at the time it was discussed on e-mail (that is, excluding the later “up-classified” e-mails).

None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these e-mails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff, like those found at Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government—or even with a commercial service like Gmail.
Separately, it is important to say something about the marking of classified information. Only a very small number of the e-mails containing classified information bore markings indicating the presence of classified information. But even if information is not marked “classified” in an e-mail, participants who know or should know that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it.
While not the focus of our investigation, we also developed evidence that the security culture of the State Department in general, and with respect to use of unclassified e-mail systems in particular, was generally lacking in the kind of care for classified information found elsewhere in the government."

She is guilty -- the FBI states it in plain language.

And then they decline to press charges.

There is ample precedent for charging people with putting classified email on non classified servers. 

But they say she didn't have intent to damage US national interests when she violated statutes that explicitly do not require intent.

Hillary is too big to nail.

The Rule of Law is dead.  Long Live Queen Hillary. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Poe Horizon

We have reached the Poe Horizon, where it is impossible to tell parody from actual delusional ideas.

From the Federalist:

With apologies to Monty Python, a parody conversation between a Jihadist and a Liberal apologist:

“We did this because our holy texts exhort us to do it.”
“No you didn’t.”

“Wait, what? Yes we did…”

“No, this has nothing to do with religion. You guys are just using religion as a front for social and geopolitical reasons.”

“WHAT!? Did you even read our official statement? We give explicit Quranic justification. This is jihad, a holy crusade against pagans, blasphemers, and disbelievers.”

“No, this is definitely not a Muslim thing. You guys are not true Muslims, and you defame a great religion by saying so.”

“Huh!? Who are you to tell us we’re not true Muslims!? Islam is literally at the core of everything we do, and we have implemented the truest most literal and honest interpretation of its founding texts. It is our very reason for being.”

“Nope. We created you. We installed a social and economic system that alienates and disenfranchises you, and that’s why you did this. We’re sorry.”

“What? Why are you apologizing? We just slaughtered you mercilessly in the streets. We targeted unwitting civilians — disenfranchisement doesn’t even enter into it!”

“Listen, it’s our fault. We don’t blame you for feeling unwelcome and lashing out.”

“Seriously, stop taking credit for this! We worked really hard to pull this off, and we’re not going to let you take it away from us.”

“No, we nourished your extremism. We accept full blame.”

“OMG, how many people do we have to kill around here to finally get our message across?”

Now, the actual statements of the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party:  Muslims are tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.

This is incredibly frustrating.

No, not for me.

For ISIS...

They now have to issue guidelines to their killers to avoid targets that make it easier for the US government to take the blame for the attack.

As is noted in the latest ISIS guidelines:

Most of the individuals present at pulse nightclub were Latino. We recommend — And Allah knows best — that it is better to avoid targeting places and crowds where minorities are generally found in America. knowingly that the federal government will be the one taking full responsibility. Therefore we advise targeting areas where the Anglo-Saxon community is generally concentrated. This class of the American community is the majority and it is the one that is in the American leadership.

We have reached the Poe Horizon, where it is impossible to tell parody from actual events.

Read the full story by Robert Tracinski here

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Gun Control

The Democrats are currently staging a 'sit in' on the floor of the House of Representatives until they get a vote on certain gun control measures. 

This is pure political theater.  The Democrats are not serious about enacting gun control.   They are simply trying to use this issue to gain political leverage and publicity.

How do we know this?

The Democrats controlled the House and the Senate and the Presidency with veto and filibuster proof majorities for 4 months during Obama's first term, and near super majorities for the entire first two years.

They passes ZERO laws on gun control.  

None.  Not one.

If the Democrats really believed in gun control, they could have passed it, just like they did with the Affordable Care Act, without a single Republican vote.    They did nothing. 

Democrats are not serious about gun control. This is all just political theater designed to increase their power and control.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The War on Reality

The Left has now fully divorced itself from reality.  Socialists and other assorted left wing idiots have always had a rather casual relationship with the truth, but now they have gone full bat shit crazy.  They deny basic reality in order to keep the narrative alive. 

The latest proof?   They claim that we 'may never know' the motive of the Orlando terrorist.

Let's do a reality check here:

But... we may never know what motivated Mateen according to Loretta Lynch, the highest law enforcement officer in the land.

We may never know, says the Guardian.

We may never know, says the New York Times.

Really?  We may never know?

It seems pretty clear what his motivation was -- he was inspired by Islam and Jihad.

He said so himself, and every fact in the case points to that reality.

But the Left has to deny this reality, because the truth is damaging to their narrative and their world view.

This is not the first time the Left has trotted out the 'we may never know' what happened trope.  After the Ferguson incident had been fully revealed and all the fact were in exonerating the officer and backing up his story, Obama still claimed "We may never know what happened.."

The Left claims that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism, and it is only because we are provoking these lovers of the Religion of Peace that they are lashing out at us.

Well, this guy was born an American.  This guy was raised an American.  This guy had every advantage of being an American.    And yet he still committed an act of Jihad.

So maybe Islam is not the Religion of Peace after all.  Maybe the Left is living a lie.

Maybe the Left is at war with reality itself. 

The Inmates are Running the Asylum

Loretta Lynch, the highest law enforcement officer in the land, is officially out of her mind.

She has completely left the realm of rational thought and discourse with her latest pronouncement on the Orlando attacks.

Lynch said the Department of Justice stood in solidarity with the LGBT community “in the light” following a Muslim terrorist’s massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub last week.

 “We stand with you to say that the good in this world far outweighs the evil, that our common humanity transcends our differences, and that our most effective response to terror and to hatred is compassion, it’s unity, and it’s love,” Lynch said. “We stand with you today as we grieve together, and long after the cameras are gone, we will continue to stand with you as we grow together in commitment, in solidarity, and in equality.”

What kind of hippie dippy, New Age bull crap is this? She is responsible for our national defense against terror, and she thinks the best response is compassion and love???

If this is the attitude of the Obama administration, it is no wonder that we are losing the War on Terror.

What the Actual F*CK???

What the f*ck is going on with the FBI and the Justice Department?

This situation has gone from embarrassing to criminally incompetent.

After screwing up the investigation of the Orlando shooter, the FBI now appears to have lost track of his likely-accomplice wife.
Hang your head in shame, FBI

They lost her????  What the f*ck??

Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted today that the FBI is unaware of the whereabouts of Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Salman.   This is outrageous.  She is at best a material witness in a mass shooting.  Worst case,  she is an accomplice.  

And they LOST HER. 

How does this happen?  Are there any adults in charge anymore?

This is a staggering display of incompetence.

This comes after the FBI seems to have screwed up the investigation into this jihadi in the first place.

The FBI was informed on no less than 3 separate occasions that Mateen was a potential risk.   Twice they investigated and found nothing.  Once they didn't even bother to look.

And it gets worse.  It appears that this is not the spur of the moment actions of a lone wolf.  This appears to be a terrorist conspiracy. 

Mateen gave away his house to his sister for $10 just a few months ago.  His wife was a witness to the transaction.   Why would you sign away the rights to your home for $10?  Because you knew you wouldn't need it much longer, that's why.   And the wife knew about it.   She is an accomplice.  And the sister and brother in law are likely accomplices as well.

These people should be in jail.  They are clearly implicated in this crime.

Why won't the FBI follow the very wide and clear trail of evidence?  Why are they allowing reporters to trample all over the crime scene?  Why are they not keeping track of witnesses and accomplices?

Can this be explained by sheer incompetence?  It seems unlikely that the entire FBI can be this stupid and irresponsible.

Perhaps the Obama administration doesn't want the FBI to find out that his whole family knew this was coming.   Because if the American public knew that the this was a conspiracy of an entire group of Muslims, the entire narrative of the 'lone wolf gun nut' falls apart.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Ban the AR-15!

In the wake of the horrific shooting in Orlando, it makes sense to consider banning the AR-15

As has been noted by many experts on the Left, the AR-15 is a weapon of war designed solely for killing people by spraying hundreds of bullets from massive clips that rivals a bazooka in noise and recoil, and inspires PTSD

Uh,...wait, what?  Not a word of that sentence is remotely associated with the truth.

Let's ignore the fact that none of the above is true for the moment and proceed with the idea that the AR-15 must be banned. 

What would that look like? 

Not an AR-15
If you try to ban the AR-15 by name you have the minor problem in that the gun used in the actual attack was not, in fact, an AR-15.  It was a Sig Sauer MCX   There are many many rifles that look or operate like an AR-15 and are just as lethal.  So you can't ban the rifle by name. 

You have to focus on banning certain characteristics.   Like California and other states have done in the past, you would have to ban cosmetic features like pistol grips, barrel shrouds, and scary looking accessories.    

But these characteristics don't make the rifle lethal.   They only modify its capabilities or make it look mean.   A ban on features would have no effect, as has been proven in California and other places. Cosmetic bans are literally window dressing.  

In order to effectively ban AR-15 type rifles, you would need to ban the features that makes it so dangerous : a magazine fed semi-auto firing mechanisms. 

A ban on all semi auto-rifles would ban the vast majority of the millions of long guns owned by Americans today.  It would also ban most shotguns as well.  

So when you call for a ban on the AR-15, you are actually calling for the elimination of perhaps 75 million guns.  Guns, by the way, that kill fewer Americans than knives since rifles of all type account for less than 3% of all murders.

And not just a ban on the sale and manufacture of these weapons.  You need to ban possession. While the Orlando shooter bought his gun just before the shooting, the Newtown school shooter stole the gun from its legal owner. 

Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that this ban would require the confiscation of 30-40 million weapons from as many as 25 million gun owners.  

As we noted in an earlier post,  even 99% compliance with such a ban leaves 350,000 weapons in the hands of the most deranged 1% of gun owners.   The police will have to raid 350,000 homes defended by determined Americans armed with 'weapons of war'.

Good luck with that.  

Blame the White Christians, Natch!

When the news of the shooting at an Orlando night club broke, there was a lot of media speculation on who could be behind this horrible attack and what their motives might be.  

The media speculated that it was a right wing religious nut job motivated by anti gay animus and homophobia.   

The Left wing victim hood narrative was about to kick into gear and blame nasty conservatives and Republicans for this crime. 

Then the facts came out.  

The identity of shooter and his motivation are now crystal clear.  We know this because he called 911 and a local news station to announce his motivation. 

He is a Muslim. He is a registered Democrat. He committed this crime as a supporter ISIS.  He wanted to kill gays because he was offended by them kissing in public.  

Naturally, the media reacted to this news by placing the blame for this on.... Conservative Republicans.  

That's right, you see.  Christian Republicans have created such a toxic anti gay environment that it is forcing Muslim Democrats to shoot up gay night clubs.  An environment so toxic, in fact, that the shooter is even confused about whom to credit for his inspiration.  

George Orwell, call your office.

Monday, June 13, 2016

OK, Gay People, Do You Get It Now??

For several years the gay activist community in this country has been waging a splendid little war on anyone in this country that does not toe the Gay line.   Any statement even remotely against gays is met with a horrendous onslaught of social and legal disapproval.  And they have been quite effective at moving the legal and moral goalposts quite far in a short period of time.

Making a statement that was the official position of President Obama and of the Democrat Party in 2008 (a marriage is between a man and a woman) is now considered to be a hate crime. 

The gay activist mafia has been quite effective waging a culture war to destroy all who oppose them, particularly the most dreaded of foes, the bakers and cake makers!  Every baker must comply with the wishes of the Left and happily bake cakes and pizzas for gay weddings or be vilified and prosecuted for discrimination

All the while, they have been screaming that the culture of homophobia in this country is the worst thing in the world.  They have maintained that the US is a horrible oppressive place, and that Christians are terrible oppressors of the LGBT people.  And they have enlisted Islamic front groups as natural allies in this culture war.

Wait.  They changed that.   It's now LGBTQ, and apparently a hate crime as some form of patriarchal oppression to use the old formulation. 

Wait.   They changed it again... it's now LGBTTQQIAAP.     No.   I'm not making this up.

Gay people enjoy extraordinary legal protections, have higher incomes, and play a disproportionate role in American culture.   All while claiming to be oppressed victims. 

Meanwhile, in ten countries around the world, homosexuality is punishable by death.  There are weekly reports of gay people being executed for being gay, in many cases by being thrown off of the roof of a tall building

Conservatives in this country have been pointing out for years that the real fight for gay rights should be focused on things like not being thrown off the top of a skyscraper instead of having a cake baked for a wedding. 

Gay activists have been pretending to fight the good fight against defenseless Christian bakers while ignoring the real threat posed by radical Islam.

Well, the Islamic war on gays has finally arrived here.   49 dead in a gay night club shooting at the hands of a radical jihadist that expressly targeted gay people for the crime of being gay. 

Muslims around the world are celebrating the attack.

They can't ignore it any longer. .

Well, of course they can.   They can blame guns.  Or blame the white homophobic toxic culture for enabling the shooting.  Or blaming hyper masculinity. 

Western civilization is not an oppressor of gays.  It is the safest place in the world for gay people to work and live.   Gay people had better wake up and recognize that the real threat is not the religious nut that won't bake you a cake, the real threat is the religious nut who wants to kill you.  

Close the Terror Gap!!

There are a number of people complaining that the recent mass shooting was done with a
legally purchased AR-15, and that people on the terror Watch List should not be allowed to have guns. Presumably, they think this would have prevented this tragedy from occurring.

Noted legal expert Kim Kardashian and other scholars have weighed in on the topic through such thoughtful mediums as Twitter and FaceBook, proclaiming that we need to do something to prevent such carnage in the future. 

Apparently the idea is to cross reference the Terror Watch List and/or the No Fly List with the current background check database so that people on 'the list' would be enjoined from purchasing firearms.

There are several problems with this approach.

1.   These lists are secret government lists for which there is no transparency for how a name gets added or deleted from the list.  There is no oversight, control, or appeal.    Effectively, it would be a secret, non-judicial process for stripping rights from people the government doesn't like.   Even the most trusting-of-government-souls on the planet should be a little apprehensive about signing away fundamental rights to a secret bureaucratic list. 

2.  The shooters in the most recent terror attacks weren't on the list in the first place.  Even if this law had been in place, it would not have prevented any of these attacks.  The shooter in the Orlando shooting was interviewed by the FBI on multiple occasions and was cleared.  HE WAS NOT ON THE LIST!!  The San Bernadino shooter was not on the list either.

3.  Actual known terrorists won't be on the list either.  If the FBI is actively investigating someone for possible ties to Islamic Jihad, the last thing they will do is potentially tip off their quarry that they are being watched by adding them to the watch list.   If the FBI had a mole inside a terror ring and suddenly every member of the cell is suddenly on the No Fly List, the entire operation will be blown.  They won't be adding real terrorist to the list, so it won't help here.

There are few things more ripe for abuse than a secret list maintained by the government for purposes of oppressing people the government does not like.  Given the overt politicization of the IRS, how long do you think it takes before the Justice Department caves in to pressure from the Left and adds every member of every organization named as a terror group by the Southern Poverty Law Center to the list?   Pretty soon such groups as the Singing Nuns will not be able to purchase guns. 

Blame the Gun, of course!

With so many issues to discuss after the horrific terror attack in Orlando, which do you think the media and the Democrats will focus on:

  • The FBI twice failed to accurately assess the threat this guy posed. What is happening inside the FBI that prevented them from getting this right?
  • If the FBI can't accurately assess one guy when he is twice identified as a potential threat, how can they assess a hundred thousand Syrian refugees? 
  • This the second case of 2nd Generation Jihad. What is happening in the Muslim community that is radicalizing these "Americans"?
  • If we cannot accurately assess incoming refugees and they potentially represent a multi generational threat, should we stop taking in additional Syrian refugees?
  • Radical Islam has been killing gays overseas for years. Not a week goes by without a gay guy getting tossed off a building somewhere. Now will gay people recognize that the real threat to gay rights is not some baker in Ohio, but a radical global movement with the intention of killing all gay people in the name of Islam?
  • Blame the guns.
I wonder which they will focus on...
Just kidding.
We already know the answer to this question since Obama's remarks blamed guns in less than a minute, while not mentioning Islam even once.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Biden - Warren 2016??

As the 2016 Presidential Campaign stumbles towards its ignominious conclusion, the question of Hillary Clinton's pending indictment looms ever larger.

Hillary for Prison!
The question comes down to this: will Hillary be indicted for her email crimes before the election?  There are many arguments on both sides for this, but it essentially boils down to a political question: Will Obama make the political call to torpedo her?  Or will he protect her?

There are currently two power bases in the Democrat Party.   The Clinton's hold tremendous power.  They are the de facto power brokers behind the scenes the control large parts of the party apparatus.  That gravitational pole is counter balanced by Obama.  As the current President, he wields de jure control over much of the party.  

This election will determine who holds the power over the entire party in the future.  If Clinton wins, then Obama will be Jimmy Carter, redux.  He will give speeches and meddle in international affairs, but he will essentially be a side show.  The real power will be completely in the control of the Clinton machine.

If Hillary is the nominee and loses, then the current status quo is preserved, with a divided power structure between the Obama's and the Clintons.

If Obama want to own the Democrat Party, then the Clintons must lose and be destroyed in the process.

The simplest way for Obama to achieve party hegemony is to indict Hillary.   The Clinton's are destroyed and the sole control of the party will pass to Obama.

Since Obama cannot run again, he will have a hand picked proxy run for President. 

That is Joe Biden.

Democrat Dream Team, Plan B
Joe has been hinting around that he wants to run.  But his general incoherence and penchant for gaffes make him a liability in a prolonged campaign.   His best bet for winning is a short, tightly scripted campaign.

A scenario where Hillary is indicted is perfect for Joe -- he gets to step in at the last minute as a reluctant hero and do a short sprint from the convention to the election.  You need to balance this ticket with someone to excite the Bernie Sanders voters and to get the female vote. 

Enter Elizabeth Warren. 

There was a lot of speculation in 2015 about this ticket as a Plan B for the Democrats.  This was before Bernie upset the plan by hanging in there and making the Biden August Surprise a little more complicated. 

All of this speculation boils down to this question:  Does Obama want to be Boss Tweed or does he want to golf and relax? 

If he has any interest in preserving his power, you can expect a bombshell indictment just before the convention.