End Of The Beginning: @RealDonaldTrump 100, Le Pen, North Korea

Update: Happy Birthday Melania! We’ll celebrate your birthday when we have more time – after the tech hamsters fix our comment log-in problems.

While we wait to celebrate, there is lots of news on topics we wrote about in the original article below. The big surprise today is a potential order on withdrawal from NAFTA. This potential NAFTA withdrawal is likely more art of the dealing. President Trump this week imposed stiff duties of 3% to 24% on Canadian soft lumber in an effort to “level the playing field” for American lumber companies. A potential NAFTA withdrawal is a Trump art of the deal Trump card to move matters along more favorable lines to the U.S.

Somewhat “surprising” only in the sense that it is difficult to believe that an American President is trying to keep his campaign promises – President Trump is doing just that. On Wednesday, as promised, Trump administration officials outlined proposed deep cuts in taxes for individuals and companies. There’s also progress on ObamaCare repeal and replace with maybe a vote this week.

As to North Korea warmongering, fear is growing that NK is shrinking their nukes to make it easier to place them on missiles to attack the United States. President Trump, as promised, invited all 100 senators to the White House for a briefing on the North Korean threats.

We won’t make any dirty jokes about Li’l Kim’s li’l missile – we’re too busy beating the tech hamsters to get them to fix the comments section.

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The war for the West is on. After the opening moves, all the chess pieces are in place.

In America the modern day Paul Revere and Winston Churchill, combined into one Donald J. Trump is now fully engaged after almost 100 days in the Oval Office. In Europe, whatever happens in the second round of voting, Marine Le Pen finds herself at Poitiers, ready to refight the Battle of Tours. In Asia, the American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is engaged in military exercises alongside Japanese warships, soon to be joined by the USS Michigan and other mighty American warships, as they all get ready for a bloodletting in the Korean peninsula. Even Barack Obama is back from vacation with the rich and famous ready to make more money by flim-flaming the most gullible on the left.

Chess players and Churchill get it: “This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is perhaps the end of the beginning.”



The French election results are good news. While it is true that Macron, a globalist pawn, is likely to win the second round of the election in France; while it is also true that Marine Le Pen is not a favorite of ours because she is more socialist than many understand; while it is also true that Marine Le Pen will now face the full brunt of the French political establishment and all the institutions of the French Republic; while it is also true that all the polls show defeat for Le Pen and victory for globalist pawn Macron… there are good tidings in the results from the election in France.

The good news as we reflect on the revolutionary election in France? First giant bit of good news is that the establishment political parties are defeated. Yes, Macron is a globalist pawn but Macron ran as a pretend “outsider” because that is the only way to win. We explained this in July 2015 in regards to the “mystique” of candidate Donald J. Trump:

Despite all these ideological attacks and corporate desponsorship attacks, and Big Media attacks, Donald Trump is growing in popularity with the voters. Why? We explain in simple English the Donald Trump mystique:

WHEN YOU ARE IN A SNAKE PIT YOU DON’T CARE WHO HANDS YOU A STICK.

We’ve been warning about this for the longest time. In recent elections in so-called “democratic” countries – the voters are being ignored. In election after election, voters vote for an establishment political party – then once in power the political party they voted for stabs them in the back. Witness the 2014 elections in the United States in which the Republican Party won elections based on opposition to Barack Obama then once in cozy offices they pull out all the stops to assist Barack Obama to pass ObamaTrade. This happens over and over and over.

Eventually voters catch on and they decide to vote for the biggest motherf*cker around who will do what they want. The voters find themselves in a snake pit, surrounded by vipers, and they reach up to grab whatever stick is handed to them.

In Europe, extreme right wing parties increase in popularity. Why? Because the voters find themselves in a snake pit – betrayed by the political parties they vote for based on lies. Eventually the voters say “Fu*k you motherf*ckers, Fu*k you” and Marine Le Pen gathers strength in France, Denmark goes right wing, and the rallies in Germany grow and grow. In many of these cases the issue is immigration and illegal immigration.

The voters trapped in the snake pit learn.

Second bit of good news from the revolutionary elections in France? Marine Le Pen is one Muslim terrorist attack from leading the French Republic.

Great Britain’s Telegraph confirms we were right in July 2015 with this report on the election results in France:

The Socialist Party’s official candidate Benoît Hamon came sixth with a paltry 6.2 per cent of the vote, meaning the two major French parties mustered less than 27 per cent of the vote.

The two finalists offer France two very different visions of Europe and the world, with Mr Macron billing himself as the progressive versus conservatives, and Ms Le Pen as the patriot versus the globalists.

On Europe, he wants to further beef up the euro zone, while Ms Le Pen intends to leave the euro and hold an in-out referendum on EU membership within six months of taking power.

Most of the defeated contenders instantly called on their supporters to vote for Mr Macron, with Mr Fillon warning that Ms Le Pen would lead France “to ruin and European chaos”. [snip]

From his Paris headquarters, an ecstatic Mr Macron, 39, an ex-investment banker and economy minister, said: “We are clearly turning a page of French political life.”

His pole position vindicated his huge bet to leave the government of Socialist president François Hollande a year ago to found his own movement, En Marche! (Onwards!), on a “neither Left nor Right” platform.

Many predicted the bid by a political novice who has never held elected office would burst like a bubble of champagne Socialism.

Speaking from her stronghold in Hénin Beaumont, a former mining town in northern France which has an FN mayor, Ms Le Pen insisted: “The first step that will lead the French to the Elysée has been taken.

“Either we continue on the path of total de-regulation, offshoring, mass immigration, free movement of terrorists, the reign of big money. Or you choose the France of borders that protects your identity,” she said.

It is time to liberate the French people.

Marine Le Pen, flawed as she is, with economic policies we disagree with, is a latter day Joan of Arc. She is rallying the French nation to defend itself. Whether she wins or loses in the second round of elections, Marine Le Pen has set the terms of the argument that must be discussed in France and in all the West. For Marine Le Pen, as we wrote in that July 2015 when “it’s over for Trump” was conventional wisdom, the issue is immigration, and the Muslim soft invasion of Europe.

Those that discount Marine Le Pen as a sure loser, have an historic tide to contend with. Le Pen’s momentum is a slow-moving reaction against the men of Davos — as we have seen with Brexit and Trump — but markets don’t want to believe it.”

As in the Battle of Tours, Marine Le Pen is fighting the invasion of Europe by Muslim culture, ideology, and population. The actual military Battle of Tours fought off an armed invasion. The battle Marine Le Pen wages is thus far political, cultural, ideological, and the military aspects are restricted to Muslim terror bombings. Marine Le Pen is one Muslim terror attack away from becoming the official leader of the French nation. But whatever happens on the electoral front, Marine Le Pen will eventually win the argument and the modern battle because her analysis of France invaded is obvious to all that are willing to see the terrorist attacks and the population invasions for what they are.

In France, we are at the end of the beginning.

In America too, we are at the end of the beginning.

Even as we celebrated our 10 year anniversary, President Donald J. Trump will celebrate his first 100 days as President this coming Saturday. President Trump will not only celebrate this milestone on day 100. Because Big Media planned one of their Trump-hate orgies, this one known as the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, on the same Saturday – President Trump with his 100 day celebration schlonged the Big Media animals. It is a joy to behold.


For his first 100 days, President Trump has been a nonstop vortex of work, work, work. The GOP establishment in the House of Representatives has been a non-working stop on the President and the nation:

This Do-Nothing Congress Is A Travesty

Agenda: Shortly after Donald Trump won the election, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that Republicans had to “go big, go bold, and do things.” So far, the GOP has not delivered.

They have the House, they have the Senate, they have the presidency — and nothing’s happening,” lamented PJ Media co-founder Roger Simon earlier this week. “Nothing, that is, that Donald Trump doesn’t do by himself. … The Republicans in the legislature are a disgrace.

Congress did pass, and Trump signed, 13 bills to undo last-minute Obama administration regulations. And the Senate approved Trump’s Supreme Court pick. But what about actually advancing long-awaited Republican legislative priorities, like ObamaCare repeal and tax cuts? Nada. [snip]

There was every reason to think that Republicans would have, in the words of Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds, bills “lined up like airplanes on a runway ready to take off in the new year.”

That is, after all, what’s happened in the past when one party gained control of the White House after securing both the House and Senate. Lawmakers rushed to enact key pieces of their agenda that had been bottled up by the opposition, or that the president ran on. [snip]

There’s plenty of blame to go around for the GOP’s lack of achievements so far. But Ryan has been the biggest disappointment, since the House is where things get rolling.

Ryan earned his reputation for his ability to dive into big issues and produce thoughtful, innovative conservative reforms. So far, his ability to act aggressively and unify his caucus around anything has been sorely lacking.

If Ryan can’t figure out how to do this, and soon, he should consider handing the Speaker’s gavel to someone who can “go big, go bold, and do things.

It is the end of the beginning. This week, with the first “skinny” budget due in order to avert a government shutdown, President Trump will have to take on the Paul Ryan establishment head-on. Already, Big Media wants to help Paul Ryan shut down President Trump and close the door on his great big beautiful wall:

Trump’s Wall Demands May Decide Whether 100th Day Is a Shutdown [snip]

Trump’s biggest demand is a Democratic deal-breaker: money for his long-promised border wall with Mexico. Democrats hope he’ll blink to avoid an embarrassing milestone for a new president trying to prove he can govern. A partial shutdown would start on Saturday, Trump’s 100th day in office.

The Wall is a very important tool in stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth (and many others)!” Trump wrote Monday on Twitter.

There is an out for both sides — a short-term spending plan that would provide another week or so for negotiations after the deadline early Saturday.

“We feel very confident the government’s not going to shut down,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday, although he said he wouldn’t guarantee it. The spokesman wouldn’t say whether the president was willing to shut the government down over funding for the border wall. [snip]

Right now, each side is dug in. And Trump is making things more complicated, not less. At the same time as budget talks intensify, he’s pushing House Republicans to re-start work on an Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill after the last one imploded in March when conservatives walked away.

Trump’s also planning to announce at least the broad parameters of a tax overhaul on Wednesday that seems sure to have plenty to annoy Democrats, including likely tax cuts for corporations and high-earners.

On top of that, Trump insists he won’t go quietly even if Republicans and Democrats cut a deal. [snip]

Republicans may not be willing to allow the government to shut down over the wall.

“I wouldn’t risk a trillion-dollar funding bill for a $3 billion wall,” Representative Tom Cole, the Oklahoma Republican who sits on the House appropriations and budget committees, told MSNBC Monday. “There’s another way, another time to get this.”

Through it all, Trump has sounded upbeat, saying he thinks negotiations are in good shape to avert a shutdown.


President Trump is attacked by Big Media because he wants to fulfill his campaign promises. President Trump is under attack by Big Media and the rest of the political establishment because he wants the congress to work, actually work, not just go on vacations they call “recesses”.

President Trump is battling Congress, Big Media, the political establishment, the academic establishment, and just about every institution of power. At the same time President Trump is prepared to confront North Korea.

Already President Trump has deployed the USS Carl Vinson to exercises with Destroyers from the Japanese navy. The guided missile launcher USS Michigan submarine will arrive off the Korean coast by Tuesday. This armada will soon be joined by the South Korean navy. It’s the end of the beginning:

The Michigan is armed with around 150 Tomahawk missiles, with a range of about 1,000 miles.

All 100 U.S. senators will be briefed on North Korea at the White House late afternoon Wednesday. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will do the briefing, according to a Pentagon spokesman.

Tuesday is Army Day in North Korea and U.S. intelligence is expecting some kind of “firepower display.” North Korea has continued its show of defiance, detaining a third U.S. citizen, Tony Kim, on Saturday.

The North has also continued its barrage of aggressive language, threatening the Vinson — its forces are “combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” state-run media bragged.

However, Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico Governor who has also served as U.N. Ambassador, has previously negotiated prisoner releases with North Korea, and he suggested that the taking of detainees might indicate there’s a “path forward” with North Korea. Prisoner releases in the past have led “to at least a dialogue.”

“They use…these detainees from the United States as bargaining chips,” he told CBS News. “They always want something in return.”

Porcine Bill Richardson demonstrates the problem with Obama Dimocrats. Instead of expressing outrage at the capture of American citizens to be used as pawns, the squealing Richardson thinks this is good news because North Korea can now use a hostage to get “something in return”. But North Korea is dealing with President Donald J. Trump not the fey weakling Barack Obama.

Barack Obama is back for profit taking after his profitable vacations. President Trump invited the fifteen U.N. Security Council Ambassadors to the White House and warned them on North Korea.

The Obama loving Politico today reports, on Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway. Barack Obama infuriated the Justice Department, with his release from prison, as part of the Iran deal, men considered to be “threats to national security”. The Muslim men Barack Obama released from prison include three who illegally procured for Iran microelectronics for cruise missiles, a man serving an eight year prison sentence for “conspiring to supply Iran with satellite technology and hardware”. Obama also removed a $10 million jury imposed penalty for money received from Iran by the former prison inmate. Obama also “dropped charges and international arrest warrants against 14 other men, all of them fugitives” wanted by Interpol. Not only that, Barack Obama removed “Interpol red notices and dismissed any charges against 14 Iranians”. Barack Obama protected, aided, and abetted the Persian Empire of Terror and assorted terrorists interested in acquiring nuclear weapons.

That may be about to change” reports Obama loving Politico. Why? Because President Donald J. Trump, that’s why.

For Barack Obama, revealing reports such as the one from Politico are the end of the end.

For President Donald J. Trump, it is the end of the beginning. There is lots more winning to come.

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115 thoughts on “End Of The Beginning: @RealDonaldTrump 100, Le Pen, North Korea

  1. Pat Buchanan:

    http://www.wnd.com/2017/04/is-macron-the-eus-last-best-hope/

    IS MACRON THE EU’S LAST BEST HOPE?

    For the French establishment, Sunday’s presidential election came close to a near-death experience. As the Duke of Wellington said of Waterloo, it was a “damn near-run thing.”

    Neither candidate of the two major parties that have ruled France since Charles De Gaulle even made it into the runoff, an astonishing repudiation of France’s national elite.

    Marine Le Pen of the National Front ran second with 21.5 percent of the vote. Emmanuel Macron of the new party En Marche! won 23.8 percent.

    Macron is a heavy favorite on May 7. The Republicans’ Francois Fillon, who got 20 percent, and the Socialists’ Benoit Hamon, who got less than 7 percent, both have urged their supporters to save France by backing Macron.

    Ominously for U.S. ties, 61 percent of French voters chose Le Pen, Fillon or radical Socialist Jean-Luc Melenchon. All favor looser ties to America and repairing relations with Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

    Le Pen has a mountain to climb to win, but she is clearly the favorite of the president of Russia, and perhaps of the president of the United States. Last week, Donald Trump volunteered:

    She’s the strongest on borders, and she’s the strongest on what’s been going on in France. … Whoever is the toughest on radical Islamic terrorism, and whoever is the toughest at the borders, will do well in the election.”

    As an indicator of historic trends in France, Le Pen seems likely to win twice the 18 percent her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, won in 2002, when he lost in the runoff to Jacques Chirac.

    The campaign between now and May 7, however, could make the Trump-Clinton race look like an altarpiece of democratic decorum.

    Not only are the differences between the candidates stark, Le Pen has every incentive to attack to solidify her base and lay down a predicate for the future failure of a Macron government.

    And Macron is vulnerable. He won because he is fresh, young, 39, and appealed to French youth as the anti-Le Pen. A personification of Robert Redford in “The Candidate.”

    But he has no established party behind him to take over the government, and he is an ex-Rothschild banker in a populist environment where bankers are as welcome as hedge-fund managers at a Bernie Sanders rally.

    He is a pro-EU, open-borders transnationalist who welcomes new immigrants and suggests that acts of Islamist terrorism may be the price France must pay for a multi-ethnic and multicultural society.

    Macron was for a year economic minister to President Francois Hollande who has presided over a 10 percent unemployment rate and a growth rate that is among the most anemic in the entire European Union.

    He is offering corporate tax cuts and a reduction in the size of a government that consumes 56 percent of GDP, and presents himself as the “president of patriots to face the threat of nationalists.”

    His campaign is as much “us vs. them” as Le Pen’s.

    And elite enthusiasm for Macron seems less rooted in any anticipation of future greatness than in the desperate hope he can save the French establishment from the dreaded prospect of Marine.

    But if Macron is the present, who owns the future?

    Across Europe, as in France, center-left and center-right parties that have been on the scene since World War II appear to be emptying out like dying churches. The enthusiasm and energy seem to be in the new parties of left and right, of secessionism and nationalism.

    The problem for those who believe the populist movements of Europe have passed their apogee, with losses in Holland, Austria and, soon, France, that the fever has broken, is that the causes of the discontent that spawned these parties are growing stronger.

    What are those causes?

    A growing desire by peoples everywhere to reclaim their national sovereignty and identity, and remain who they are. And the threats to ethnic and national identity are not receding, but growing.

    The tide of refugees from the Middle East and Africa has not abated. Weekly, we read of hundreds drowning in sunken boats that tried to reach Europe. Thousands make it. But the assimilation of Third World peoples in Europe is not proceeding. It seems to have halted.

    Second-generation Muslims who have lived all their lives in Europe are turning up among the suicide bombers and terrorists.

    Fifteen years ago, al-Qaida seemed confined to Afghanistan. Now it is all over the Middle East, as is ISIS, and calls for Islamists in Europe to murder Europeans inundate social media.

    As the numbers of native-born Europeans begin to fall, with their anemic fertility rates, will the aging Europeans become more magnanimous toward destitute newcomers who do not speak the national language or assimilate into the national culture, but consume its benefits?

    If a referendum were held across Europe today, asking whether the mass migrations from the former colonies of Africa and the Middle East have on balance made Europe a happier and better place to live in in recent decades, what would that secret ballot reveal?

    Does Macron really represent the future of France, or is he perhaps one of the last men of yesterday?

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  5. Le Pen following Trump’s lead:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-24/le-pen-camp-attacks-front-runner-macron-as-oligarchs-candidate

    Le Pen Camp Attacks Front-Runner Macron as Oligarchs’ Candidate

    The far-right National Front attacked presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron as a “candidate of oligarchs” and banking lobbies, who parties with show-business celebrities, as it sought to portray Marine Le Pen as more in touch with the French people.

  6. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/04/21/dems_tell_hillary_to_go_back_to_the_woods_133672.html

    Dems, Tell Hillary to Go Back to the Woods

    Before Hillary Clinton puts more miles on her comeback tour, Democrats should let her know she’s done enough damage and it’s time to pack it in. That won’t stop her, since even after losing to Donald Trump she fancies herself some misunderstood martyr, but it might slow her down a bit.

    While they crawl out of the wilderness that both Clinton and President Obama left them in, any moments Democrats spend amusing their failed 2016 nominee as she tries to find a way back to some sort of relevance is more than wasted energy — it’s self-sabotage.

    Last week Clinton sat in sanguine reflection at a carefully timed interview at a Women in the World Summit event and blamed everyone but herself for her staggering loss five months ago. [snip]

    Days after her remarks, a devastating tell-all was published that renders the same conclusion — no matter how badly things go, it’s never on Hillary. In “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” a new, second book on Clinton by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, the toxic Clinton cloud returned, worse than ever before. The book portrays the distrust and dysfunction inside the bunker of a campaign where Clinton never took any blame, and aides were terrified to attempt to break through her denial with suggestions for any course corrections. Huma Abedin, the candidate’s closest aide, “couldn’t be counted on to relay constructive criticism to Hillary without pointing a finger at the critic,” the authors write.

    According to the book, the woman who feigned to know little about the mechanics of her private, unsecured email server — where she stowed government records vulnerable to attack from our enemies — actually knows a lot about email servers. It turns out Clinton spied on her 2008 campaign staff after losing to Obama by having an aide access the server and download all staff emails so she could determine who she could blame for her loss. “She believed her campaign failed her — not the other way around — and she wanted to ‘see who was talking to who, who was leaking to who,’ said a source familiar with the operation,” the book reveals.

    There are likely more postmortems on the way that will confirm there was never any rationale for Clinton’s candidacy beyond her feeling that it was her turn and voters would want to elect a woman. Her campaign mulled 85 slogans before she landed on being a “champion for everyday Americans,” then switched to “breaking down barriers,” and finally switched to “stronger together.” In an email published by WikiLeaks, pollster Joel Benenson asked campaign chairman John Podesta: “Do we have any sense from her what she believes or wants her core message to be?” Sadly, “Shattered” reveals even Clinton knew she was a candidate out of touch, as she told longtime aide Minyon Moore, “I don’t understand what’s happening in the country. I can’t get my arms around it.

    After her sit-down with Kristof, Vanity Fair’s “Inside Clinton’s Plan to Come Out of the Woods” made clear that her comeback, as befits her whole life, is being carefully calculated and calibrated. “She’s trying to navigate what’s appropriate,” a source close to the Clintons told Vanity Fair of her mission to “resurrect” her image and her name. “If you move too quickly, you look political. You lose your stature as an elder statesman. You look like a chronic politician. If you move a bit more strategically — target your appearances, target your messages at your appearances, craft your messages appropriately for your appearances — you can keep on an elder stateswoman status. … That’s her challenge, to re-emerge as a stateswoman, an important commentator and activist without looking self-serving or without looking political. Not easy to do.”

    That’s a lot of targeting and crafting, and no, it won’t be easy for Clinton to do much without looking self-serving, or bitter. With Sen. Bernie Sanders’ newfound stature in the Democratic Party, despite confirming this week that he actually is not a Democrat, Clinton must be careful not to appear as if she is still competing with the 75-year-old socialist. He is currently, according to polling, the most popular politician in the country.

    Bill Clinton, according to a report published Monday in The Hill by Parnes, recently told newly elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez that he didn’t want the Democrats “to be simply the party of Bernie,” which means it hasn’t yet dawned upon the former president that the party has left the Clintons in the rear-view mirror for good. Sanders is now the draw for many Democratic candidates running for Congress, governorships and state legislatures.

    There are a few green shoots appearing, and Democrats should look forward, not back, and make sure Clinton is nowhere near the trail next year. House Republicans fear Democrats could win 24 seats to take back the majority next year. And while the GOP is poised to hold the Senate, Democratic senators running for re-election in 14 states raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2017, three times the amount those same candidates had collected at this time in 2011, according to the Wall Street Journal.

    Democrats don’t owe Clinton anything and no longer need to fear the Clintons. They should keep her rehabilitation journey as far away from their own as possible. Lucky for her, President Trump no longer wants to lock her up, but it’s high time the Democrats lock her out.

    Back when everyone was pretending Hillary2016 was running smoothly we called it a “Muddled Message Mess” in 2013! Our critiques back then are the conventional wisdom of today.

    Read how on target our analysis was by comparing what we know now (85 slogans were tested) to what we wrote then (“Hillary Clinton 2016? Is it “time for a change”? Or is it “stay the course”. Thus far, it is mush.“)

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2013/09/25/the-hillary-clinton-2016-muddled-message-mess/

  7. Our epithet “Big Media” is catching on. Even at Politico:

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/04/25/media-bubble-real-journalism-jobs-east-coast-215048

    How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell? News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with the most sophisticated polling data and analysis to cover the presidential campaign. The overwhelming assumption was that the race was Hillary Clinton’s for the taking, and the real question wasn’t how sweeping her November victory would be, but how far out to sea her wave would send political parvenu Trump. Today, it’s Trump who occupies the White House and Clinton who’s drifting out to sea—an outcome that arrived not just as an embarrassment for the press but as an indictment. In some profound way, the election made clear, the national media just doesn’t get the nation it purportedly covers.

    What went so wrong? What’s still wrong? [snip]

    “As of 2013, only 7 percent of [journalists] identified as Republicans,” Silver wrote in March, chiding the press for its political homogeneity. Just after the election, presidential strategist Steve Bannon savaged the press on the same point but with a heartier vocabulary. “The media bubble is the ultimate symbol of what’s wrong with this country,” Bannon said. “It’s just a circle of people talking to themselves who have no fucking idea what’s going on.

    But journalistic groupthink is a symptom, not a cause. And when it comes to the cause, there’s another, blunter way to think about the question than screaming “bias” and “conspiracy,” or counting D’s and R’s. That’s to ask a simple question about the map. Where do journalists work, and how much has that changed in recent years?

    The results read like a revelation. The national media really does work in a bubble, something that wasn’t true as recently as 2008. And the bubble is growing more extreme. Concentrated heavily along the coasts, the bubble is both geographic and political. If you’re a working journalist, odds aren’t just that you work in a pro-Clinton county—odds are that you reside in one of the nation’s most pro-Clinton counties. And you’ve got company: If you’re a typical reader of Politico, chances are you’re a citizen of bubbleville, too.

    The “media bubble” trope might feel overused by critics of journalism who want to sneer at reporters who live in Brooklyn or California and don’t get the “real America” of southern Ohio or rural Kansas. But these numbers suggest it’s no exaggeration: Not only is the bubble real, but it’s more extreme than you might realize.

    It’s a long article. We left out a great deal of it. Big Media is the enemy.

  8. Thanks McNorman. We now know it is a browser problem for sure if only IE works. Poor IE gets all the bad publicity but it is a workhorse – slow but steady (sometimes).

  9. Border Patrol Union President RIPS Paul Ryan for Delaying Funding on Border Wall

    Paul Ryan, something is wrong with that boy.

  10. The long and agonized effort rearguard effort to explain away the challenge posed by Brexit, Trumpism and now France as just the result of yahoos hearing themselves hog calling have been one futile exercise in self delusion. There’s a hole in the bottom of the Titanic and the water has reached F Deck and now gurgling up the staircase. It’s time for the passengers in first class to seriously consider they may actually actually drown before the night is out. Sneering comedy skits on the Daily Show, Full Frontal, and Last Week Tonight won’t cut it any more.
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    The crisis sends in its calling card
    BY RICHARD FERNANDEZ APRIL 23, 2017 CHAT 184 COMMENTS

    Bending moment
    The forthcoming elections in France are being watched as a bellwether, not just of France, but of Europe itself. David Goldman (Spengler) writes: “the surge in support for ultra-leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon to 19% in the French presidential polls — from just 11.4% on March 13 — shows how dangerous the French political situation has become.” Dangerous in what way?

    There are two risks. One is that National Front leader Marine Le Pen and Mélenchon win the first round, giving France a choice between an extreme right and extreme left who agree about leaving the European Union. Both also are friendly with Moscow. The other is that Le Pen will face either the traditional conservative Francois Fillon or the synthetic centrist Emmanuel Macron, with the likelihood that the left will support Le Pen rather than — as in the past — obediently align itself with the center in order to defeat the National Front. A Le Pen victory would mean the end of Europe’s institutions as we know them.
    The problem the election is trying to solve, Spengler explains, is recovering Europe from a spin that traditional political parties are powerless to fix. Voters are desperate to pull out and may try something desperate. Desperate may be ugly. Christopher Caldwell writing in the City Journal describes how this crisis ‘unexpectedly’ came to front and center. Globalization he argues, had slowly deconstructed the French social compact; divided the nation into flyover country and elite enclaves — a phenomenon Americans may be familiar with — until it finally became a society of barons and busboys with nothing in between. The old French middle class had been declared surplus to requirements because the work they used to do is outsourced

    Sixteeen … urban areas are home to all the country’s educational and financial institutions … Cheap labor, tariff-free consumer goods, and new markets of billions of people have made globalization a windfall for such prosperous places. But globalization has had no such galvanizing effect on the rest of France. Cities that were lively for hundreds of years—Tarbes, Agen, Albi, Béziers—are now, to use Guilluy’s word, “desertified,” haunted by the empty storefronts and blighted downtowns that Rust Belt Americans know well. …
    When France’s was a national economy, its median workers were well compensated and well protected from illness, age, and other vicissitudes. In a knowledge economy, these workers have largely been exiled from the places where the economy still functions. They have been replaced by immigrants. …. While rich Parisians may not miss the presence of the middle class, they do need people to bus tables, trim shrubbery, watch babies, and change bedpans. Immigrants—not native French workers—do most of these jobs. Why this should be so is an economic controversy. Perhaps migrants will do certain tasks that French people will not—at least not at the prevailing wage. Perhaps employers don’t relish paying €10 an hour to a native Frenchman who, ten years earlier, was making €20 in his old position and has resentments to match. Perhaps the current situation is an example of the economic law named after the eighteenth-century French economist Jean-Baptiste Say: a huge supply of menial labor from the developing world has created its own demand.

    A France where “a quarter of French teenagers are Muslims, and one-third of them hold fundamentalist views” and the old working class is facing extinction is unsurprisingly one where anything can happen as Goldman points out. The giant ‘protective’ bureaucracies of Europe appear to have magnified the effects of globalization by creating a two-tier insider-outsider job market. Young entrants into the labor market are stuck in dead-end jobs while those lucky enough to have protected and overpaid insider positions hang onto their shrinking sinecures for dear life. Twenty four year old philosophy graduate Ema Zelikovitch from Madrid typifies the trend. The Economist describes her fate:

    While at university she worked as a dance teacher, waitress, street fund-raiser for NGOs, call-centre operator and greeter at political conferences for Podemos, a far-left party. Since graduating she has juggled jobs at two restaurants, but one recently sacked her. Every job was on a temporary, or “fixed-term” contract. And while some paid her a living wage, none came with a path to promotion. …
    Dead-end, fixed-term jobs have haunted southern Europe for decades. In 2015 over half of employed 15-to-29 year olds in Spain were on temporary contracts, compared to two-fifths in Italy and just under a quarter in Greece; the average across the European Union is 14%.

    In France the percentage of such dead end jobs is at 40%. An entire generation of Europeans is facing economic stagnation and internal cultural exile in their own countries. That is surely explosive and would normally lead obviously to what Spengler calls an extraordinarily dangerous French moment. What is truly scandalous is how long it has taken to recognize the smash. The crises of globalization is only belatedly being acknowledged after years of denial by the mainstream press. A Narrative that stubbornly characterized Brexit as an irrational aberration and Trump as joint product of Russian hacking and bigotry may now reluctantly face the fact that a genuine challenge to the world order now exists.

    Coming on the rise of authoritarianism in Turkey, a victory by Jean-Luc Mélenchon or Marine Le Pen would leave the European project is dead in the water. The first piece of baggage they are likely to pitch overboard to lighten ship would be the Euro. CNN reports that while “the threat to the euro is most acute in France … it’s now under threat from politicians on both the left and right who want to bring the lira, drachma, peseta and French franc out of retirement.” Many southern European economists can see no way out of the prison of flyover country and catastrophic youth unemployment without the right to print their own currencies.

    The center may hold in France but it is unlikely to hold for long. The long and agonized effort rearguard effort to explain away the challenge posed by Brexit, Trumpism and now France as just the result of yahoos hearing themselves hog calling have been one futile exercise in self delusion. There’s a hole in the bottom of the Titanic and the water has reached F Deck and now gurgling up the staircase. It’s time for the passengers in first class to seriously consider they may actually actually drown before the night is out. Sneering comedy skits on the Daily Show, Full Frontal, and Last Week Tonight won’t cut it any more.

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  11. Here is another link to the above press conference. The UCaliforniaBerkley adminstrators, cops, mayor have violated the equal protection, due process and free speech rights of the students, and are about to get their asses handend to them. Their position is indefensible, and they are now reduced to lying.

  12. The thing that makes this Berkley affair particularly bad, and will kill these left wing idiots in any litigation is the fact that they are commandeering public resources to shut down free speech. This invented doctrine of high profile speaker imposed unilaterally is flat ass unconstitutional, and hecklers cannot be allowed to shut down free speech. This will give Berkley, the supposed birth place of free speech on campus a black eye the size of Jupiter. Even in the heart of the ninth circuit, the communists on the court will have a hard time white washing this.

  13. The Swamp strikes again:

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SANCTUARY_CITIES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-04-25-16-15-56

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

    U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit over the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit moves through court.

    The Republican president’s administration and two California governments that sued over the order disagreed about its scope.

    San Francisco and Santa Clara County argued that it threatened billions of dollars in federal funding.

    But an attorney for the Justice Department, Chad Readler, said at a recent court hearing that it applied to a limited set of grants.

    Readler said less than $1 million was at stake nationally and possibly no San Francisco funding.

  14. Judge William Horsley Orrick III—appointed by Barack Hussein Obama–grants TRO against Justice Department.
    ————
    “Three generations of idiots (i.e. Orricks) is enough”.—Holmes in an involuntary sterilization of mentally unfit.

    P.S. I believe Orrick is heir to the vacuum cleaner company fortune and made massive campaign contributions to Obama. If so, then he knows a dirt bag when he sees one. And Obama evidently does too.

  15. admin
    April 25, 2017 at 4:31 pm
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    Time for Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch to earn his paycheck.

  16. Well, I got in on IE. How annoying. Is this some kind of internet fascism? I sent Foxfire a nasty note.

  17. I think the problem lies in the host server for this website. Somehow it’s blocking modern browsers from allowing us to log on. It’s ironic that Microsoft’s own Edge browser on Windows 10, which is supposed to replace IE, can’t log on either.

  18. P.S. I believe Orrick is heir to the vacuum cleaner company fortune and made massive campaign contributions to Obama. If so, then he knows a dirt bag when he sees one. And Obama evidently does too.

    yup, and they really know how to suck, too.

  19. It was the Canadians that made the first international assault against our food safety laws, attacking the labeling of beef for country of origin. Yes, and we changed our food safety laws as a result. The TPP would give them all free reign to do such things, should it have passed.

    The scumbags would drag down our standard of living instead of raising the world, so that they could pocket the profits.

    Now they are mad at Trump for a 20% tariff on timber after they put one on dairy.

    Good.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-25/angry-canada-responds-trumps-lumber-tariff-and-what-it-means-economy

  20. Jacob Reese Mogg, son of Lord Reese Mogg, is definitely prime minister material. I know a lot about his dad, who was the vice chairmen of BBC and editor of the London Times. He wrote a book called The Great Reckoning which is fascinating. But the son is impressive, and after the election he will have a prominent place in Mrs. May’s government. This video will give you a sense of how well he handles himself. He is no Dick Durbin, but who is? There is something about those Illinois combine thugs that is unique. Like maybe stupid, but stays bought.

  21. Here is one other video on Jacob Reese Mogg, commenting on how the seizure of the labor party by extremists (Corbin–a Bernie Sander type) is dangerous for the nation, and why good government requires a sound opposition party, not the kind of whining obstructionism that the democrat party has descended into.

  22. alcina

    April 25, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    P.S. I believe Orrick is heir to the vacuum cleaner company fortune and made massive campaign contributions to Obama. If so, then he knows a dirt bag when he sees one. And Obama evidently does too.

    yup, and they really know how to suck, too.
    —————————–

    oops….it’s Oreck vacuums. Not Orrick.

  23. Dirks had a message for extremists:

    “I’d like to ask them to stay away.

    It’s a college campus.

    If they want to come and engage in free speech, that’s great.

    If they want to come and disrupt and engage in other activities, they should stay away from the university.”
    ——
    Now there is a weasel.

    A Berkley administrator.

    If they want to come and disrupt they will be escorted away

    If they engage in violence they will be arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

    If he said that, it would send a clear message of the what will happen if they disrupt.

    But he is too much of a weasel to say what should be said.

    The final part however is the censorship of what happened here.

    It was only because of the hard work of a world class contitujtional lawyer Harmeet Dhillon that the university backed down.

    Yet there is not a world of this in the WashPo article.

    She is on the short list to head the civil rights division of the Justice Department.

    I hope Sessions selects her.

  24. One final video on Jacob Reese Mogg. This one concerns how much being in the EU substituted a bureaucratic oligarchy for representative democracy. 60% of the decisions were placed beyond the reach of democratic majorities. Why is this relevant? Its relevant because Hillary’s plan was to forge a trans-Atlantic union, an idea which first appeared in Foreign Affairs magazine in 2008. They talk about Obama being an orator. NFW. He could not hold a candle to this guy:

  25. With all this Jacob Rees Mogg talk you’ve drawn me into the discussion. Long time reader, but never a commenter. At least not on this page. It seems like most thoughts I’ve wanted to add have been stated with far superior style by admin and wbboei, who I could read for hours. — If they weren’t so darn brief and cogent. Much like Richard Fernandez who I see has been quoted above. Well done!

    But back to JRM, who is every bit as gifted a communicator as Nigel Farage. Someone suggested above that Jacob may be invited to join Theresa May’s government following the election. No doubt JRM on the front bench would be a powerful asset. Unfortunately my sense is that Mrs May is unlikely to elevate anyone whose talent so clearly outshines her own. She is possibly also still recovering from the pointed evisceration that Jacob delivered in his famous “crooked wood” speech, to which she as Home Secretary declined to respond:

  26. Welcome CanadianHegemony.

    When Donald Trump declared his run for president the first article on this website declared that Trump’s great weapon was his use of English. Trump spoke that day in declarative sentences instead of the mush our politicians usually emit. Trump’s use of English is similar to the best British politicians insofar as he communicates what he wants to communicate effectively.

    We do confess we swoon when we hear a Brit like Churchill who communicated effectively with subtle wit and/or slashing tongue. Politicians like Farage are a delight to hear because, well, that accent. We’re suckers for that accent.

    Also, the Brits have atavistically learned English at a level we in the colonies have not generally achieved. It’s not just the well spoken politicians. The Brits in entertainment are also good at the acting craft because they understand that good use of language helps performances. It’s gotten to the point we cannot bear to listen to or watch American actors/actresses usually.

    Maybe it’s just the British theater tradition or that accent, education, or high standards of English in the once great empire that we like listening to. We know there are various British accents. Some we like more than others. The “twits” accent can be amusing as is their attitude (the late Robert Morley our favorite example). The “cockneys” can be fun but not something we want to listen to for long.

    To our taste and preferences, (generally speaking, though we can’t quickly think of an exception) when the Brits speak well, they outclass the best of Americans in speech.

  27. BTW, we are still working on the problem of access to commenting. Is anyone able to get on in anything other than IE? It looks like all browsers can access the website now but we are not sure if anyone is still having difficulty.

    If anyone is still unable to access the website please let us know via our Twitter account. Let us know what browser is causing difficulty.

    Thanks, and apologies for the outage.

  28. I am now on through IE. I usually come in on Chrome, but’s still not working for me. Firefox also won’t work, but in addition, when I was signing in it told me that it wasn’t secure.

  29. Curiously, I just checked Chrome again, and I can’t even see anything past the video posted by Canadian Hegemony…

  30. I don’t know if this adds anything to the solution, but for some reason, even though I checked “remember me”, after each of these few comments I made tonight, IE signs me back out lol

    It was funny going to IE though. On IE I figured out some way to keep certain blogs always in the tabs. So His44 was there, NoQuarter was there, Nettles’ blog was there, Crawdad Hole was there… lol long time ago….

  31. I can read the site and see the comments just fine on any browser, but I can log in this site to comment only on IE on a PC. Trying to do that still doesn’t work on Safari, Firefox and Chrome on the Mac and PC and on Safari on my iOS devices. I can only get as far as typing in my name and password in the WordPress login page, but as soon as I hit Enter, I am back here as if I had not logged in.

  32. CanadianHegemony

    April 26, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Unfortunately my sense is that Mrs May is unlikely to elevate anyone whose talent so clearly outshines her own. She is possibly also still recovering from the pointed evisceration that Jacob delivered in his famous “crooked wood” speech, to which she as Home Secretary declined to respond
    —–
    Your point is well taken. That look on Mrs. May’s face in the last frame of the utube video you posted says it all–its one of those if looks could kill facial expressions in response to the crooked wood speech. Of course, Jacob has been conciliatory toward her since that time, and he was complimentary on her decision to seek an election, and recognized that there are other voices in the party. Whether she could tolerate someone this bright and media saavy in her cabinet is a question I cannot answer because I do not know enough really about her. If I were going to bet, I would bet you are right.

  33. technical note – as admin can note I’m in on IE. Will say I first tried to login just now at Hillary dot com. It was not smooth, but I thought I’d made it in to comment. However, I needed to enter the password a second time once I got to .org.

    What I wanted to leave with you could be considered an addendum to admin’s K Vogel tweet posted within body of this post.

    April 23, 2017, 4:13 PM
    CBS News’ John Dickerson to interview President Trump on his 100th day in office
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/president-trump-to-appear-face-the-nation-exclusive-interview-100-days-in-office/

    John will arrive at WH presumable in time to interview Donald.
    John will accompany Trump to the PA rally Saturday night.
    The first part of the interview will air Sunday on Face The Nation.
    Second part will air Monday on CBS This Morning which will be broadcast
    LIVE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.

    The Art Of The Deal.

  34. Wbboei What do you think about this comment?
    ____________—-

    POTUS should go ahead and defund these sanctuary cities, according to Rush today. By defunding these cities, he’s following a law signed by Bill Clinton on September 30, 1996. Remember Obamao threatened to defund states that did not provide “transgender” bathrooms depending on who they identified with, of course, and he only gave them 5 or 6 days to accomplish this!

  35. foxyladi14

    April 26, 2017 at 2:47 pm
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    Assuming Rush’s interpretation is accurate . . .

    His criticism is right on.

    There are two things that destroy a criminal justice system

    One is a politically driven prosecutor.

    Because, as the saying goes, he could indict a ham sandwich if he chose to do so.

    The other is a politically driven judge.

    Because, that individual usurps the democratic process, and is a fool.

    In the case of Oreck it fully appears that he is practicing psychiatry without a license.

    To reach the conclusion he did meant he had to ignore the law, and he has not right to do that.

    This is a democracy run by the people and their elected representatives.

    It is not, nor should it be, run by a bevy of platonic guardians

    Who don’t know their ass from third base

    Beyond that, however, his finding is not credible

    How can it possibly be

    That a city like San Francisco

    Which is pushing for the state of California to secede

    Could possibly have a nervous breakdown

    Over the potential withholding of federal funds?

    Clearly, by contemplating secession, they have already assumed that risk.

    Unless Judge Orreck rules that the United States must continue to fund the after secession

    And that depends on what the waiters at the Top of the Mark whisper in his ear when he is having champagne brunch

    I would not waste my time playing tiddly winks in his court room.

    File a direct appeal to the Supreme Court

    Why waste your time with a bitter partisan

    Who makes up the rules as he goes along

    At the turn of the century, William Travers Jerome

    Was the Manhattan District Attorney

    His job was to clean up police corruption rampant at that time

    He recruited a true believer in social reform

    Forty years later that true believe was a New York Supreme Court Justice

    Anytime a police officer was on trial he would

    Draw the blinds in the court room before passing sentence

    Politically driven judges who go the lengths Oreck did

    Are a stain on the justice system

    Justice is supposed to be blind

    It has no business meddling in the affairs of Sigmund Freud.

  36. Update: Happy Birthday Melania! We’ll celebrate your birthday when we have more time – after the tech hamsters fix our comment log-in problems.

    While we wait to celebrate, there is lots of news on topics we wrote about in the original article below. The big surprise today is a potential order on withdrawal from NAFTA. This potential NAFTA withdrawal is likely more art of the dealing. President Trump this week imposed stiff duties of 3% to 24% on Canadian soft lumber in an effort to “level the playing field” for American lumber companies. A potential NAFTA withdrawal is a Trump art of the deal Trump card to move matters along more favorable lines to the U.S.

    Somewhat “surprising” only in the sense that it is difficult to believe that an American President is trying to keep his campaign promises – President Trump is doing just that. On Wednesday, as promised, Trump administration officials outlined proposed deep cuts in taxes for individuals and companies. There’s also progress on ObamaCare repeal and replace with maybe a vote this week.

    As to North Korea warmongering, fear is growing that NK is shrinking their nukes to make it easier to place them on missiles to attack the United States. President Trump, as promised, invited all 100 senators to the White House for a briefing on the North Korean threats.

    We won’t make any dirty jokes about Li’l Kim’s li’l missile – we’re too busy beating the tech hamsters to get them to fix the comments section.

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  37. Well I still cannot get in with Foxfire, but IE works just fine. For weeks Foxfire has been giving me a goofy message that this site is unsafe, when I log in. Something stinks. I think they have political motivations for blocking it.

  38. I am now having more trouble with Foxfire, after one of those fraudulent “warning” pop-ups about having a virus, call this number, Not even a reinstall will fix it. Very annoying.

  39. IE. Smooth login. I wanted to copy Lu4PUMA’s texts about warning pop-ups on Firefox, though, and that attempt seemed to freeze this site.
    I put up with with those popupss long ago and used to comply. It was not too long until I realized FoxFire updates are automatic.
    I ignored them. After considerable time, they did not appear.
    Then they were back.

    ================
    Lately I’ve encountered to Democrats who swear they are on ACA – Obamacare. I figure they are. I wonder when they switched because there was a big hoopla about it at the beginning.
    All I found so far was this

    ACA Waivers Are Ending. Will Your Business Be Affected?
    June 1, 2016
    …The government has allowed small businesses to keep renewing their old health insurance plans, even if those plans don’t comply with the Obamacare healthcare reform rules. That’s going to change at the end of 2017 ….
    http://www.zenefits.com/blog/aca-waivers-ending-will-business-affected-2/

  40. Wishful thinking that the dims will support this tax bill.

    They are utterly incapable of doing anything constructive.

    They have but two goals.

    First, massive taxation to fund leftist policies, and destroy the middle class.

    Second, opening the flood gate to the third world which is welfare state dependent, low IQ and sure votes for dims.

    The goal of the democrat party is to destroy the nation and create a banana republic.

    Where the rule of law is subordinated their political agenda, and global bankers.

    The way they will play this is with the vat tax, which gives them the windfall they are looking for.

    What this means is that if this tax initiative to be done, it will have to be done by Trump.

    We can rely on no one else.

    And big government requires massive taxation of the middle class.

    Th

  41. Five questions from the benighted press corps decorated the tax plan announcement.

    Jonathan Karl (the pride of Vassar college and ABC) asked the question that is one of the soft coup questions pursued by big media, i.e. when Trump will release his tax returns?

    Karl is a fucking idiot.

    Not to be outdone in the area of stupidity, another member of the anti American press corps asks whether Trump will pay less taxes under this plan, since obviously the sole reason he spent $100 million of his own money to run for president was so he could lower his tax rate.

    I believe this jamoke is even stupider that Karl.

    What an utter waste of time these jackals are.

    With all the time in the world to prepare, they cannot ask an intelligent question, much less a question that the American people care about.

  42. Gorsuch on the Supreme Court casts his first vote:

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266515/gorsuch-puts-down-lefts-serial-rapist-daniel-greenfield

    A few months after lefty activists crowded Washington D.C. for the Women’s March, activists from many of those same organizations went to bat for a serial rapist and murderer.

    Ledell Lee’s victims were all women. While he was on trial for the rape and murder of Debra Reese, the testimony of three of his rape victims was presented. Lee had made a habit of knocking on doors and asking to borrow some tools to see whether a woman’s husband might be home.

    Debra Reese called her mother and told her that a strange man had tried to borrow some tools. A few minutes later, Ledell Lee had beaten her to death with a tire thumper. Marks on her neck showed that the former baby boutique worker had also been strangled.

    Then Lee headed out to spend the $300 he had stolen from her.

    Three years earlier, Ledell Lee had attacked a 17-year-old girl while she was rocking her 3-month old niece to sleep. Lee hit her, dragged her out of the house, held her head under water until she lost consciousness and raped her.

    A year after that atrocity, Ledell Lee attacked a 50-year-old woman walking home from the grocery store. He strangled her repeatedly, dragged her to the back of a building and raped her.

    When Lee was caught after murdering Debra Reese, the evidence tied him to these assaults and two murders. He was convicted of two rapes and sentenced to death for his crimes against Debra Reese. Justice would be done. But first justice had to elbow past the ACLU and the pro-crime lobby.

    In a Supreme Court dissent written on April 20, 2017, Justice Breyer whined, “Why now?” “The state is rushing to put him to death,” complained Nina Morrison of the badly misnamed Innocence Project.

    But it’s her client who rushed to put his victims to death. Ledell Lee had committed his crimes in the first years of the nineties. His youngest victim is now in her forties. Arkansas had let him live for decades.

    Three other Supreme Court justices, feminist heroines Ginsburg, Kagan and Sotomayor, also clamored for a serial rapist.

    Midazolam, a medication approved for sedating infants, has a “risk of severe pain”, Sotomayor wailed. The “wise Latina” failed to clarify whether it’s more painful than being beaten to death with a tire thumper, being strangled behind a school building or being held underwater until you pass out.

    Any and all of these alternative methods of execution should have been offered to Ledell Lee.

    Despite the panicked warnings by agonized human rights activists about the suffering that Ledell Lee might experience if Midazolam were used, it took the left’s latest monster two minutes to lose consciousness. There was nothing to show that the murderer and rapist had suffered as he died.

    The objections to Midazolam were a sham. The pro-crime lobby has worked to cut off the supply of drugs that might be used to execute murderers. Demanding more tests and filing new appeals was a slimy scheme by the pro-crime lobby to run out the clock until the Midazolam expired.

    And then Arkansas wouldn’t have been able to execute Lee no matter the results.

    The pro-crime lobby has pursued a cynical game of cutting off the supply of reliable drugs thereby forcing states to use medications not intended for that purpose. And then filing suit to complain that the medications being used are not intended for that purpose. But the Supreme Court didn’t bite.

    Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote. And a monster died.

  43. Judges are supposed to be the guarantors of the rule of law.

    This guy Orreck, and the little Hawaiian Judge Watson clearly are not.

    Both of them are Obama appointees.

    Both of them contributed large sums of money to the Obama campaign.

    Both of them acquired their judicial appointments through a pay to play scheme.

    Both of them hold Trump to the statements and conduct he made prior to taking office.

    Both of them ignore the law, and substitute their own political bias as the law of the land.

    There is a remedy for this.

    One that would hoist both of those Harvard trained cockroaches by their own petard.

    It is based on the law of recusal, which prevents judges from deciding cases where they have a personal stake in the outcome.

    If both of them had stuck to the rule of law, this would not be an issue. But they did not.

    The Hawaiian judge ignored the law, and substituted his judgement for the will of the people, in a ham handed way.

    The San Francisco judge decided a case that was not before him, thereby rendering an advisory opinion which the Supreme Court has admonished courts not to do. It was a shot across Trump’s bow, and he descended into a psychological analysis of the public which has not basis in fact, and was not before him as a judge.

    Therefore, both of these judges should be disqualified under the doctrine of recusal from hearing cases involving interpretation of executive orders, because they defy the law, are bitter partisans, made major contributions under a quid pro quo arrangement and have violated their oath of office.

    They should be taken off the case by a motion for recusal. Moreover, the senior judge in the Ninth Circuit should meet with them and explain to them how their actions have undermined public confidence in the Courts, and that is important because the power of the judiciary rests solely and exclusively on its integrity since it has neither the power of the sword or the purse.

    In sum, the rule of law must be restored, and these two nevishes are a direct threat to it.

    ——–
    Andrew McCarthy points out that federal judges now feel able to rule out imagined violations of the law on the grounds that it could happen. “A showboating federal judge in San Francisco has issued an injunction against President Trump’s executive order cutting off federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities. The ruling distorts the E.O. 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.”

  44. A White House briefing of senators is necessary, but I would not count on it to move the dims. Here is an example of how members of that party are still in denial with respect to the toxic Iran deal. Its ALL partisanship where the dims are concerned. Again, just to be clear, their goal and the goal of big media is to misrepresent’s policies, pretend that his cabinet is in a state of mutiny and he is repudiating his promises to constituent. You can fit 99% of the coverage we get from big media into 1 of those 3 categories. HuffPo now wants to disenfranchise white men, typical of the feminist cabal.

  45. We pretty much have stopped watching Fox News. Here is some news from inside the coups and countercoups.

    https://variety.com/2017/tv/news/sean-hannity-bill-shine-fox-news-1202401807/

    Sean Hannity took to Twitter Thursday to defend embattled Fox News co-president Bill Shine following a report that suggested Shine’s future with the network could be on unsteady ground.

    Gäbe i pray this is NOT true because if it is, that’s the total end of the FNC as we know it. Done. Best Sean,” Hannity tweeted, with a link to Gabe Sherman’s New York magazine story citing unnamed sources who claimed that Shine has become worried about what he perceives as lack of public support for him from 21st Century Fox leaders Rupert, Lachlan and James Murdoch. [snip]

    Hannity also claimed that Shine was was the victim of an internal fox News plot to undermine his leadership, tweeting, “Somebody HIGH UP AND INSIDE FNC is trying to get an innocent person fired. And Gabe I KNOW WHO it is. Best Sean.” He followed up by tweeting #istandwithbill. When other Twitter users expressed confusion as to whether Hannity was supporting Shine or recently departed Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, Hannity tweeted again, “I’ll change it. #Istandwithshine.”

  46. wbboei
    April 26, 2017 at 12:21 pm
    Your point is well taken. That look on Mrs. May’s face in the last frame of the utube video you posted says it all–its one of those if looks could kill facial expressions in response to the crooked wood speech. Of course, Jacob has been conciliatory toward her since that time, and he was complimentary on her decision to seek an election…

    Very true wbboei, I think all who were witness to David Cameron’s crooked parliamentary machinations recognized that Theresa May wasn’t to blame. She was simply the member of cabinet representing the government and stuck taking the heat in a late night session when Cameron and most of the MP’s had gone home, or were off to their evening social engagements.

    Jacob is an extraordinarily loyal Conservative, but not to point of sacrificing principle. As you know he was a committed Brexiter when the Cameron government was committed to remaining. And was exceptionally critical (in his polite and posh Rees Mogg manner, of course) of the fakery, economic fear mongering, loose treatment of facts, intentionally misleading juxtapositions, partisan use of government resources, unrelenting BBC (supposed to be non-partisan) propaganda, etc. leading up to the referendum.

    One of the worst leading the fakery was George Osborne, Cameron’s particularly slimy Chancellor of the Exchequer. Here’s JRM snagged by a reporter outside Commons, taking the wood to Osborne—

    I’m a huge admirer of those rapid minds who can distill an issue and dispense home justice while thinking on their feet. Hope you enjoy examples as much as I do!

    Granted, this may not be particularly exciting to those don’t follow UK politics. So….. before admin kicks me offline for going too far off topic… one last clip, this one of Donald Trump’s good friend and mutual admirer Nigel Farage. A few years old, but to me captures why Britain absolutely and desperately needed to exit the EU before it implodes—

  47. admin

    April 27, 2017 at 6:23 pm
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    I gave up on them after O’Reilly. My TV rarely gets turned on. It’s not just the news, it is all the programming. It seems so dark and depressing. I think there is nothing but junk and propaganda. Even Animal Plant has very unpleasant stuff.

  48. Scum rises:

    https://nypost.com/2017/04/27/obama-scores-another-400k-speaking-fee-amid-criticism/

    Even as President Obama faced criticism for getting $400,000 for a speech to a Wall Street bank, he pocketed the same amount of money for a second speech, The Post has learned.

    Obama made another $400,000 on Thursday when he appeared at the A&E Networks advertising upfront at The Pierre Hotel. He was interviewed over 90 minutes at the Midtown Manhattan event by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin in front of the cable network’s advertisers.

    Out of office just 98 days, Obama caught some flack earlier this week when it was learned that he had agreed to speak in September at a health care event sponsored by Wall Street bank Cantor Fitzgerald.

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said she was “troubled” by the big-ticket talk.

    At the A&E event, Obama, who got a standing ovation when he entered the room, asked about what he missed most about the White House, said it was sitting on the Truman balcony on summer nights and gazing at the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, a source in attendance said.

    Obama also told the crowd that in his three months out of office he has not yet been behind the wheel of a car and he’s learning how to use the coffee machine in the Obamas’ new home in Washington DC.

  49. Henry Cuellar (D-Tx) appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show to discuss border security. During the 2008 primary, I used his office as the campaign headquarters for campaigning in Laredo. He is a honest guy and very likeable. He was a big Hillary supporter. I have a high regard for him.

  50. Admin, nice new layout, although it’ll take me a while to get used to The Trumpet. Still, your tech hamsters haven’t fixed the login issue.

  51. Tony Stark, the hamsters are dripping blood from the beatings we’ve administered.

    We’ve tried to get on via Firefox and it seems to be working. If not please let us know. Brave also seems to be OK.

    Anyone with difficulty getting on might try to get on the website and try a clean reboot (press ctrl, shift, “R” keys all at once).

    There are still lots of repairs to be made and lots of changes still needing to be done.

    We hope when completed the log-in problems are eliminated.

    BTW, the log-in problems occurred without the hamsters doing anything to cause the problems. We decided to freshen up the website after the problems occurred. Never let a crisis go to waste.

  52. Admin, as you said, Firefox on the PC worked only after pressing Ctrl-Shift- R. Ironically, the layout looks much better and consistent on non-IE browsers. However, trying to login using Chrome and Safari still do not work on the PC, Mac and iOS devices and neither does Firefox on the Mac despite reloading and emptying the caches.

  53. firefox still has that warning even if i try the
    control shift R

    also Firefox doesn’t show all the comments

  54. foxyladi14
    April 27, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    foxy…not sure who is worse…Maxine or Nancy…time for them to retire…

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