Busy Week Open Thread

Governor Brown of California had a flash of sanity. Somewhere in the back of his mind he remembered that due process of law is rather a good thing.

Salon made up a list of Conservatives worth following on Twitter. You now have your list of who not to follow.

Harvey Weinstein has been demoted from Progressive Hero to Evil Defender of Patriarchy. Bill retains his position as Progressive Hero, however.

You’re a racist. No, really – Progressives say so. Again.

Trump and McConnell had a get together. I think the Trumpsters are doing wrong by McConnell. As I’ve said before, he’s probably one of the most reliable people trying to help Trump…if only because he knows that if Trump wins, the GOP wins; if Trump loses, the GOP loses.

Don Surber has some observations about the press and freedom. My view: a free press is only worthwhile if it isn’t all on one side. Biased journalism isn’t the problem – the press has always been biased. Used to be, however, that there was biased journalism in favor of all sides…and so, in the aggregate, the truth would come out. These days, 90% of the press (at least) is all on one side…and that they pretend to objectivity merely makes their bias more pronounced.

Jimmy Kimmel isn’t upset that Republicans no longer watch his show. I’ve never seen it, so I wouldn’t know.

O J Simpson is out searching for the real killers partying with women. The only thing I don’t understand: why any woman, even for pay, would want to be around him?

Our SJW friends have moved on from toppling Lee to going after statues of Lincoln. This is just how the left is – but I think that people tire, at long last, of it all. The proof will be in the electoral pudding, but I think that 2018 and 2020 will surprise a lot of people.

Yet another fake hate crime. These days, I always work on the assumption that hate crimes are all fake. There just aren’t enough real racists left in America to sustain a hate crime campaign. Tops, a few hundred thousand Americans subscribe to the absurdity that a person is inferior based on skin color. In order to keep race hatred alive, the race-baiters are forced to use fraud.

18 thoughts on “Busy Week Open Thread

  1. Retired Spook October 17, 2017 / 9:38 am

    You’re a racist. No, really

    There may be some Conservatives out there who are still devastated at being called a racist, but I no longer know any. Most either consider it a badge of honor or say, “so what.” It’s a perfect example of why the Left has to constantly redefine words to continue to move its agenda forward.

    I heard someone say the other day that, while a free press is necessary for a free society, a corrupt press is one of the worse enemies of a free society, or something to that effect. I think that’s very close to where we find ourselves at this point in history. I see very little difference between most of our current MSM and the old Soviet Union Pravda. I don’t have a problem with opinion journalism, even when those opinions that are not grounded in reality, but the preponderance of Leftist journalism today goes way beyond that and often states things as fact that have absolutely no relationship to the truth. Probably not going to end well.

    • Cluster October 17, 2017 / 4:42 pm

      I heard a caller on Rush today say something profound –

      “We are not a great country because of our diversity. We are diverse because of the greatness of our country”

      • Retired Spook October 17, 2017 / 5:21 pm

        I heard that as well. Much more profound than the old statement, “we are not great because of our diversity; we’re great in spite of our diversity.”

  2. Cluster October 17, 2017 / 10:50 am

    On behalf of the State of AZ, I apologize to conservatives everywhere for the globalist, and liar that is John McCain.

    “To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history,” said McCain.

    So we are “abandoning the ideals we have advanced around the globe”? Is that right Johnny? Well first of all, how has that worked out for America? Have we won the “hearts and minds” yet? And more relevant, any comment on the fact that ISIS is almost destroyed? Could that be considered “advancing our ideals”???

    And we would “rather find scapegoats than solve problems”?? Really? In the 30+ years that you have “served” in government, does the nation have fewer problems? Or more problems? When you entered government, the national debt was a fraction of what it is today, healthcare was affordable, illegal immigration was almost non existent, and America was that shining city on the hill. How have you done since then Johnny? You POS!!!!

    • Amazona October 19, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      Every now and then the mask slips and the real McCain shows through. He has managed to walk a fine line, saying just enough of the right things to retain an illusion of semi-conservatism, but it never holds up under scrutiny, or when the pressures of his inner Progressivism get too strong to hold back.

      The problem is, the real McCain usually only shows up when we need the pretend conservative McCain the most, when he can tank any progress the Right might be close to making. That seems to be his role—the spoiler.

      He’s got the lingo down pat—-“international leadership”, “nationalism”, “consigned to the ash heap of history”. Echoes of the Pitchfork………

  3. Cluster October 17, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    2 Senators Have Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off

    Nothing to see here folks, just the ruling class propping up big insurance at the expense of working Americans…… just another day in D.C.

    • M. Noonan October 17, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      There’s always some GOPers willing to rush out and defend Progressives…we’ve really got to go to work with a will to elected 5-7 new GOP Senators in 2018…

  4. Cluster October 18, 2017 / 8:17 am

    What happened to the Koch Bros.? Remember how evil they use to be according to the liberal media? Well now it’s the Mercers.

    Progressives are a comedy of errors.

  5. Cluster October 18, 2017 / 10:49 am


    Robert Mueller, who is the special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation, oversaw the FBI when the agency allegedly hid evidence it had collected that showed that Russian officials were engaged in a bribery scheme aimed at growing their atomic energy business inside the United States.


    • Retired Spook October 18, 2017 / 11:13 am

      Time for Trump to fire him.

    • Amazona October 18, 2017 / 6:27 pm

      I don’t see how Mueller can possibly oversee an investigation of Trump and allegations of Trump collusion with Russia when Mueller himself was involved in covering up a different investigation of Russian criminal activity that involved US government agencies. I don’t even understand how he thought he could take the assignment. In my opinion, when you are complicit in hiding crimes, you are complicit in the crimes themselves. Worse, I don’t see how he can avoid some kind of consequence for taking the job of special investigator knowing this and failing to disclose it. That’s a double whammy of deception.

      He himself was part of a scheme that may be criminal and was certainly highly unethical, and knowing this and taking the job of investigating, or much more likely given what we now know about his integrity pretending to investigate, Trump at the very least should totally trash any remnants of any reputation he may still have.

      There doesn’t seem to be a floor in Dem dishonesty—no matter how far down you dig, there are always levels of wrongdoing below wherever you are at the time. The one thing you can know is that the deeper you dig the more lies and crimes you will uncover.

      But Trump doesn’t get off clean in this. The investigation was ultimately supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, an Obama appointee who now serves as President Trump’s deputy attorney general, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, now the deputy FBI director under Trump, Justice Department documents show. Trump has shown an alarming propensity for bringing foxes into his henhouse. We found out that Jamie Gorelick not only represented Trump’s daughter and son-in-law (and probably still does) but was responsible for passing on sensitive information to the press, and now we learn that the man Trump appointed as special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation has a shady history of abusing his office as head of the FBI, concerning Russia and Russian corruption involving US authorities. Not only that, but the man who “ultimately supervised” the investigation Mueller covered up is now Trump’s deputy attorney general, and Mueller’s assistant FBI director during all this hiding of information is now deputy FBI director under Trump. And McCabe, deputy director of the FB freakin’ I has a wife under investigation for financial shenanigans associated with Dem creep Terry McAuliffe.

      How did these three men get appointed, anyway? Is there no vetting at all? Hard to drain the swamp when you’re bringing in your own alligators.

      In other words, fire all three of them, now. And hopefully learn a lesson, Mr. President, and be a little smarter and more discerning when you make appointments and/or allow people close to the administration.

  6. Amazona October 18, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Today Mark Steyn made the observation that the people who “take a knee” are just plain rude. I agree. I also think they are stupid. Stupid as in lacking intelligence. Stupid as in dumb as a box of hair.

    Let’s say one of these morons “takes a knee” and explains that he is doing so to protest domestic abuse. Questions would be asked. Does the United States sanction domestic abuse? (No.) Does the United States have any policy supporting or condoning domestic abuse> (No) Can you point to any element of United States law that you can interpret as making this country responsible for domestic abuse? (No) Then what the hell does disrespecting the anthem, which is the same thing as disrespecting the flag, which is the same thing as disrespecting the country, have to do with objecting to what some individuals do?

    Those are questions that should have been asked of every single player who “took a knee”, of every single player who stood with them in “solidarity” and every single team and franchise officer who did the same. They are not hard questions. They merely serve to try to link the claimed offense with the target of the bogus “protests”, and asking them would prove that there is no link at all.

    Maybe Doofus is “protesting” drunk driving, or sex slavery, or speed limits or, really, anything else. If he can’t make a coherent argument that whatever it is that ticks him off is due to official policies and actions of the United States of America, it is simply bone-deep stupidity to protest against the county for the actions of some individuals. Some have said they are protesting police brutality. Yeah, like that makes any sense. A few cops, scattered around the nation, working for various state, county or local governments, none of which are controlled by the federal government, may (or may not) have exceeded their authority and been too aggressive. Did any of them act with the authority and approval of the United States government? Is there a single law or policy of the United States government that condones, sanctions or promotes this kind of individual behavior?

    If there is a sincere and true intent to object to police brutality then any protest would be at the site of such brutality, or against whatever entity might have allowed it or encouraged it. But then, that wouldn’t involve being able to preen in imagined moral authority on national television, would it?

    Brandon Marshall whined that he, himself, showed disrespect for the anthem/flag, country because he “just wants people to know how hard it is to be a minority”. Did anyone have the backbone to point out to him that being a minority is a matter of math, that of all the many dozens of demographics in this country only one can be NOT a minority? No. Did anyone ask him what disrespecting the anthem/flag/country might do to make people think that as part of a minority he might have felt slighted at some point or another? (When not being paid millions of dollars and being idolized by fans, that is.)

    There is only one reason (other than simple stupidity) for choosing to disrespect the anthem/flag/nation, and that is another point Steyn made—-it is basically saying “To hell with respecting the country—this is all about MEEEEE ! It is a pathetic need to be in the spotlight, laying claim to moral courage, while engaging in symbolic activity that symbolizes, when analyzed, absolutely nothing.

    And every single official who has supported this nonsense is equally guilty of spinelessness and moral cowardice.

    It is not about the right to free speech, the right to protest what is seen as a wrong, But it IS about the intelligence to identify the appropriate target for outrage, and when the target is identified as the United States of America when the culprits are really individuals scattered around the nation, completely unrelated to and unsanctioned by government authority and often arrested and prosecuted for their wrongdoing, that is nothing but profound stupidity.

    • Cluster October 19, 2017 / 9:25 am

      ………nothing but profound stupidity.

      4 words that accurately summarize the entire Democratic Party.

    • Amazona October 19, 2017 / 1:38 pm

      Wait a minute—isn’t NASA on the list of climate alarmists?

      Oh, that’s right—consistency is of no more interest than accuracy when it comes to propaganda and hysteria.

    • Amazona October 19, 2017 / 1:40 pm

      I check the Weather Channel online a lot, to know what to expect weather-wise, and the site is full of climate change hysteria. You’d think that a site devoted to weather would be a little more informed and a little less sky-is-falling hysterical, but of course I am not taking political ideology into consideration when I say that.

      • Cluster October 19, 2017 / 6:49 pm

        Anymore these days EVERYTHING is political, everybody is a victim, and empty suited politicians run to the microphone never wanting to let a manufactured “crisis go to waste”. That’s the country we now live in.

        By the way, Gen. John Kelly had a brilliant response to the “widow call” this afternoon. If you didn’t see it, below is a link. Matt Walsh summed it up better than I could:

        It’s a disgrace that General Kelly had to come out and make these remarks. This whole issue never should have been put in front of the world for public consumption and debate. But I appreciate General Kelly’s words, which were spoken beautifully and with authority. I also appreciated his comments about the loss of sacredness in our culture. That’s the kind of thing most Republican politicians are too shallow or too scared to notice or talk about. Maybe General Kelly should run for president.


        The other day Amazona wondered why Trump invited some of the foxes into the hen house, of which I agree with, but Trump has also surrounded himself with some first class people, Gen. Kelly, Tillerson, and Mattis are three of the best. And I love Sarah Huckabee Sanders

      • Amazona October 20, 2017 / 10:34 am

        Nothing is sacred to the Left. Nothing. Nothing is off limits to them when they are rooting around looking for something vile and hateful to say or do.

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