I think I'll try one long run on post, in the 'This Just in' style I prototyped from 8/18/2013 to 6/9/14, for the entire year, or until I become bored, whichever first occurs. We already pretty much know the script anyway.
The Saul Alinksy Radical Occupying the Oval Office will push the constitutional limits of the Imperial Presidency to its breaking point. Congress, now under new management with the Other Party of Government in control, will spend the year attempting to repair the public image of the party and the institution. GLWT. The corrupt and biased lamestream media still wields considerable influence with the low information voter. The recently elected minority within the congressional majority - let's call these movement conservatives the "Conservative Ascendancy" - will provide the energy and ideological / intellectual vigor checking the abuses that will be perpetrated by the Leftist tyrant in the White House, to the extent possible. Democrats on Capitol Hill can choose between joining the caterwauling we will hear from radical Leftist mobs assembling on the streets, or joining Establishment GOP leadership engineered legislation.
Lies big and small will come out of the capital daily. Democrat lies will be either ignored or elevated to propaganda by the lamestream media (depending on the instructions they receive from the DNC), called out by alternative media, and generally come to nothing. Republican lies will be called out by lamestream media, called out by alternative media, and generally result in the ending of Republican careers. As a result of this media environment, there will naturally be many more Democrat lies. On with the show.
Staying with the so-called "Black Lives Matter" thread ... Darren Wilson has been cleared by the Justice Department. Eric Holder's Justice Department. Barack Hussein Obama's Justice Department. The republic has endured a lot of ancillary death, destruction, and mayhem directly connected to these very same contemptible hacks fanning the flames of race warfare politics - before bothering to complete the official investigation. In a rational constitutional world, such egregiously terrible leadership would result in impeachment hearings. Yet, I note the congress hasn't even gotten around to sending a Keystone XL bill to the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. What's taking so long? If he signs, he p*sses off his Team Leftie base. If he vetoes he p*sses off 70% of the voting public. It's the right think to do for the economy. It's a slam dunk. Is this congress so kowtowed it cannot even accomplish this?
Social media and local news outlets exercise their right to exercise the power of mockery to push back on silly little Leftist "protesters" here and here. Who knows, the national media might even prove educable one day.
Add Egyptian President Sisi to the list of Muslims the world needs more of.
“Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants — that is seven billion — so that they themselves may live? Impossible!” Sisi said in front of the TV cameras and religious leaders at Al Azhar.
Good thing the most recent turn in the recent history that started with the so-called 'Arab Spring' of 2011 was the secular Egyptian military booting the Muslim Brotherhood out of office. In other words, as I hoped in this space while writing this February 2011 post, good thing Attaturk's ideological descendants resisted 2011's bum rush from al-Banna's. Of course, still not so good the so-called leader of the Free World seems more aligned with the latter than the former.
The world needs more Muslims like this. The kind that have left the 7th century behind, and embrace the values of modern civilization. The kind that are willing to tell the radicals in their midst to pound sand. There's been a lot of talk today about the American President skipping the Paris "unity march." President Can't Be Bothered would do well to consider awarding a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mayor Aboutaleb of Rotterdam.
Finally, something worth reading published by the Washington Post. ‘Muslims do not believe in the concept of freedom of expression’. Jeff Bezos' mama didn't raise no dummy. He done good when he gave pajama boy Ezra Klein's blog space to Eugene Volokh.
Wrapping up, I have one question and one recommendation for any of the DC ruling elite used to getting all their
As easily predicted, the Establishment's man retained the House Speaker's gavel yesterday. And as sadly expected, the Establishment's sore winner will exact his petty revenges on the dissenters. Sigh. History demands a defender of the constitution, and we get the Committee Nazi instead. (That's a reference to Seinfeld's Soup Nazi, btw. 'No committee assignment for you!')
Breaking today is yet another murderous attack by radical Islam on western civilization, this time in Paris. Yet another group of card carrying members from Mohammed's Murder Monkey Cult From Hell have taken sufficient insult from a cartoon to vent their frustrations with a murder spree dispensing allah's special brand of justice unto the infidels who dare to draw his visage. This is exactly why the constitution and sharia law are utterly incompatible. The Constitutionalist reasons "I disagree with what you say, but I will defend your right to say it to the death." The Islamist reasons "I disagree with what you say, so ... "I KEEL YOU!" (Jeff Dunham / Achmed the Dead Terrorist). When western civilization's ruling elites deny this obvious distinction, as they have so many times previously, it only makes the problem worse and the world more dangerous.
Boehner & Co. is facing a very vocal insurrection among movement conservatives. The Establishment GOP - aka The Other Party of Government - will prove tomorrow they remain strong enough to protect their man's coveted hold on the Speaker's gavel. The better to dispense favors to cronies such as the Chamber of Commerce amnesty lobby in return for campaign contribution riches. But the trend is good for liberty nevertheless. That ticking sound, Establishment GOPers, is the clock running down on your control of the (R) label. That's the clock that started running down with the first TEA Party rallies, and won't stop its inexorable drive until we have a GOP leadership team willing to shrink the size and scope of the federal gub'ment; for realsies, not just rhetorically while running for re-election.
Important detail I left (get it?) out of yesterday's post. David Horowitz has done us the favor of dedicating himself to naming names at discoverthenetworks.org. A most valuable resource in the battle for the republic's heart and soul.
Now, on to something really important - my NFL playoff picks for the weekend, with appropriately barely informed and specious reasoning provided.
Carolina over Arizona because Carolina is hot right now, and Arizona ain't.
Pittsburgh over Baltimore solely based on nothing but home field because you never know what can happen in these intra-divisional rivalries, which we will definitely see; and on a sloppy field, which we may very well see.
Indianapolis over Cincinnati because Andrew Luck is more consistent than Andy Dalton.
Dallas over Detroit in the battle between matching uniforms, because Matthew Stafford is oh-fer on the road against winning teams. This was a tough call, though, since its being played in Dallas. The Cowboys are 4-4 at home vs. 8-0 on the road this year, and that's worth 5 points to the Lions right there. I assume Jerry Jones worked the phones last week in a desperate but failed effort to change the venue.
The Left's latest protest fetish analyzed to perfection. The 60's era "New Left" has been serially hijacking random events and occurrences to organize their socialist revolution, since the Jefferson Airplane was a thing. From Vietnam war protests, to global cooling in the 70's based on no actual data whatsoever, to global warming when somebody developed flawed models on incomplete data, to "climate change" when they figured just tell people all weather is a sign of the end of times; they are relentlessly on the prowl for an organizing principle to create the proletariat mob of their Marxist fantasies. The pace naturally picked up, and the street level actions became more naked, when their man Barack Hussein Obama assumed command of the republic's Executive branch. Occupy Wall Street was built by old "New Left" hippies, and the the acolytes they spent a quarter century indoctrinating, around class warfare and envy of the rich, using the 2008-2009 housing bubble as the excuse. The same usual suspects are engineering today's unhinged national anti-cop rant-o-rama that is so much in the news lately. They state the obvious with signs saying "Black Lives Matter" (uh, duh, all lives matter*) while leaving out more insightful thoughts such as "sh*t happens when you choose to break the law." But, logic and reason is not their purpose. They seek to use the news cycle as a convenient excuse to incite the so-called black "community" to riot, and then sow the chaos for political gain. (*Cue ironic observation regarding late term abortion. Especially in the so-called black "community.")
The daily diet of Bread and Circuses on the final day of 2014 concerns a certain GOP Representative named Steve Scalise, from Lousiana. You see, Rep. Scalise may have had some sort of contact with some unsavory characters a long time ago. (This, btw, is exactly why I will never run from public office. But I digress.) The players are so far performing perfectly to script. Establishment GOP is circling the wagons around their man. The 24x7 spin machine owned and operated by the Democrats is running in overdrive to assassinate Scalise's character. Sir Charles Krauthammer, Pundit Laureate, is correct that there is a double standard at play. The conservative right is trying to shift the focus over to Speaker Boehner's continuing support for Scalise, and use it as leverage in an ultimately quixotic (though useful) campaign to replace him as Speaker. My sense is it will all blow over, based mostly on timing. It's New Year's Eve, the new Congress will soon be seated, and the American people told us last fall there are bigger fish to fry. Memo to GOP Leadership - just make sure President Pen has something on his desk that is popular with the public but reviled by the Left, to veto or sign, post haste. Keystone Pipeline is a gimme.
I'm pretty sure the Speaker can be anybody, constitutionally.
Run , Newt, Run!