Post Superbowl Open Thread

I did watch the Superbowl – it was quite good. Still a bit too much SJW in the commercials, but the game, itself, was great as a game. I’d like to think the NFL has learned its lesson…but it probably hasn’t. The ratings for the Superbowl were at an 8 year low…and if the NFL wants to turn that around, they’d better drop the SJW drivel.

Of course, Philly then went on to behave rather badly. That is something I just don’t get – rioting after a game. But it seems a thing in the deep, blue cities. I’ll leave it to you to speculate why.

Always remember that the Trump/Russia thing started with the paranoid conspiracy theory that Putin had altered votes in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan to throw the election to Trump. This did not happen. We know it didn’t happen because you can’t do that – it isn’t physically possible…and, of course, Stein’s recounts confirmed that the vote was valid. But that didn’t stop the Democrats from running with it. They just can’t get over the fact that Hillary lost – and so, here we are, 14 months later, still wallowing in their psychological stew. But do keep in mind where it came from – it is like starting a math equation with 1+1=3: no matter what you do after that, it will be wrong. Those who are trying to claim that this or that aspect of the Trump/Russia investigation is valid are being quite silly about the whole thing…the underlying basis of it is false; all that follows from that underlying basis is also false. It can’t be otherwise…no amount of addition to a lie will ever make a lie true. This is why I’m quite confident that Trump will never be tripped up over Trump/Russia…there’s nothing to trip him up over. Its also why I think that Trump should just shut it down: yeah, it would cause shrieks, but that will be rapidly drowned out by rising wages and increased employment.

Steele apparently had a second dossier about Trump…and it was peddled back and forth between State and Team Hillary. This is the real scandal: that Obama’s Administration placed itself at Hillary’s disposal for the 2016 campaign. That is what we need to investigate.

A Colt’s linebacker was killed by a drunk driver…this tragedy apparently caused by an illegal immigrant. There’s a reason to enforce the laws, folks.

The MSM is getting filled with heart-wrenching stories of poor, sweet Dreamers being deported by that cruel, racist Trump…and Don Surber digs into one and finds, surprise!, that the MSM isn’t really giving the whole story. Of course they aren’t. Bottom line, folks, is that getting deported from the United States isn’t easy. You’ve really got to work at it, especially if you’ve been here any length of time. The subject of the linked story did work at it – getting convicted on drug offenses. Obama let him skate, Trump is enforcing the law.

We have been working on a thing called a “railgun” for a while…and haven’t done a very good job at it. Now, China is picking up the idea. This is bad news – we daren’t let China get ahead of us on this. This is revolutionary stuff – it could be as decisive a change to naval warfare as was the introduction of the aircraft carrier. The railgun will fire a projectile at about Mach 7 and will have a range of about 100 miles…though I’ve read that this could be extended to 200 miles. There is no explosive…it is just a piece of metal fired so fast that it completely destroys whatever it hits (think about it: we’re basically reviving the cannon ball…and this might revive the Battleship: we were about to build the USS Montana BB-67 when we dropped the Battleship concept, so I say we go with that when we start again). Nothing in anyone’s inventory at present can withstand it (though, I’ve also read of some new metals being developed which might provide protection against it…in the battle between offense and defense, there’s never a final answer). The main thing is that if such a weapon is practical (and it looks like it is, though more R&D is necessary), then we want them…and we want them before anyone else has them. Imagine a ship carrying, say, four such weapons parked 20 miles off an enemy coast…anything up to 80 miles inland from it is doomed. Time for Trump to get busy on this – and I think he is: you might recall he wants an end to the Defense budget sequestration and it has been, partially, lack of money which has held us back here.

67 thoughts on “Post Superbowl Open Thread

  1. Amazona February 8, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    This article points out the valuable work done by the press in uncovering prior governmental excesses and crimes, and how when it comes to doing the same for government abuses committed by the Left the press is either silent or, to use a newly popular term, “colluding” with the wrongdoers.

    FISA-gate may become a more worrisome scandal than either Watergate or Iran-Contra. Why? Because our defense against government wrongdoing — the press — is defending such actions, not uncovering them. Liberal and progressive voices are excusing, not airing, the excesses of the
    DOJ and FBI.

  2. Retired Spook February 8, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Our national media needs more Sharyl Attkissons.

  3. Amazona February 9, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    NR has a good, and funny, commentary on the Newseum, the self-adoring monument to the press’s inflated opinion of itself. It ends with:

    Journalists who swear they speak truth to power simply ignored the most consequential lie of the last ten years — “If you like your health-care plan, you can keep it” — until it was too late to do anything about it, took power’s word for it when power insisted there was no IRS scandal (but pleaded the Fifth while doing so), and has spent more than a year breathlessly hyping a narrative of illegal collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia for which there is still no clear evidence. The Newseum is a Pantheon of discredited, indeed largely reviled, gods.

    It’s not that journalists don’t deserve any recognition for what they’ve done, it’s just that a $450 million cathedral of sanctimony isn’t quite the right fit. A better idea would have been an old-timey traveling carnival, featuring a dunking booth in which Andrea Mitchell, Candy Crowley, and Brian Ross take turns on the hot seat. Off to the side, there could be a shady rogue entertaining the children in that tent marked “Tall Tales with Brian Williams.” Dan Rather can sell tickets at the Fake But Accurate Funhouse.

  4. Amazona February 9, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    The appearance of backbones and other anatomical parts has to be upsetting to Dems who are used to Republicans being meek and mild and appeasing and a public that has been sinfully, willfully gullible. A couple of examples:

    Strzok admitted that ”…..the DOJ was forced to tell Congress about the Weiner laptop emails only because George Toscas at the DOJ found out about them.

    The FBI sat on this evidence for a month before turning it over to Congress and only because they couldn’t hide it from George Toscas.

    In 2016, George Zeno Toscas was a General Attorney at the Offices, Boards and Divisions in Washington, District Of Columbia.

    Toscas was the guy that gave Comey shit for calling the Hillary Investigation a “matter”!

    Per The New York Times: “As the meeting broke up, George Z. Toscas, a national security prosecutor, ribbed Mr. Comey. “I guess you’re the Federal Bureau of Matters now,” Mr. Toscas said, according to two people who were there.”

    I would have loved to see the look on Comey’s face at that comment.

    And one of my heroes, John Bolton, was fed up with a strident and rude Lefty interviewer:

    Sky News Kay Burley ” …. accused Trump of being a “slippery fish” to which Bolton quipped, “You are a munchkin in the media and you may have your opinions but I think your job is to present the news accurately and not editorialize,” after calling her comments inappropriate.

    He later commented on her overt hostility and said “You know, you can continue in this vein obviously. It’s your network, I assume that your superiors think this is the proper way to conduct interviews.”

    The Left is just not used to having people tell them what they really think about them, instead hearing what bounces back to them in their echo chambers. They can get themselves all worked up and righteous about being accused of peddling fake news, but being called out for being rude and unprofessional has to sting, especially as it came from episodes of clearly being rude and unprofessional.

  5. Amazona February 9, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    The claims of the posers in the NFL, and their enablers, were centered on (as far as we could tell) the belief that the actions of a few individuals were due to national policy and therefore the entire nation, represented by its flag and anthem, should be disrespected until—–well, until whatever. This was the reason given for understanding and supporting these guys.

    So what about the temper tantrum of a black Olympic speed skater, who knew in advance that if there was a tie in the vote for who would carry the flag in the opening ceremony it would be settled by a coin toss, and who then sulked off and refused to march in the ceremonies because the coin toss did not favor him? What is HE protesting?

    A black speedskater blasted the U.S. Olympic team and invoked Black History Month after losing out on a chance to carry the American flag in the opening ceremony of the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

    The Thursday tweet from Shani Davis’ account said Team USA “dishonorably tossed a coin to decide its 2018 flag bearer. No problem. I can wait until 2022.”

    (Davis added the hashtag “BlackHistoryMonth2018” to the end of his tweet, suggesting racial bias was involved.)

    U.S. Olympic speed skater Shani Davis skipped the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Friday following controversy over him losing the role of flag bearer, according to a report.

    A Team USA spokesman told NBC that the two-time Olympic champion had initially planned not to march in order to rest ahead of competition, but Davis would have made an exception if he had been chosen to wave the stars and stripes.

    So if he got his own way and got the status he clearly thinks was owed to him, he would have marched, but otherwise he wouldn’t.

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