Friday, July 21, 2017


Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III is yet again expanding the scope of his off-the-rails investigation into the Left’s wacky Russian electoral collusion conspiracy theory by examining financial transactions even vaguely related to Russia involving President Trump’s businesses and those of his associates, Bloomberg News reports.
Honest observers recognize that with the election of Donald Trump, the longtime Russophiles of the morally flexible Left flipped on their traditional friends in Moscow faster than you can say Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact or Operation Barbarossa. Ignoring its own history of rampant seditious collaboration with Russia, the Left has now managed to convince many that any past or present connection a Republican has or had to Russia, however trivial, is somehow now retroactively evidence of treason against the United States.

Left’s witch-hunt from growing and the goalposts from being shifted

There is still no evidence that Trump covered up a crime, or even that there was an underlying crime to be concealed but that hasn’t stopped the Left’s witch-hunt from growing and the goalposts from being shifted.

Crossing National Public Radio (NPR) Off My List for Health Care Coverage

But the treacly smooth, re-assuring voices! The civility! The diversity! The safety! And at this point, readers are probably snorting, saying “What, you still listen to NPR?” And in fact, I don’t have a radio, so I don’t. Worse, I’m about to look at the written word, not the spoken. But you know what I mean: The branding! The branding!
Anyhow, you may have friends who still listen to NPR, so perhaps the points in this quick post will help you in their conversations with them. But put down your coffee before you read Ron Elving’s article at NPR: “Trump’s Big Repealing Deal: 8 Takeaways On The Senate’s Health Care Meltdown Moment.” I didn’t, and I regret it! I’ll pull out five six quotes, in order from the article, by topic area:
1) Health Care Did Not Cause Democrats to Lose Control of Senate
[NPR:] People are always anxious about their health, their care and its cost, but when they actually get sick, lose their coverage or find their premiums rising, they get scared and angry.[1] Politically, it is often enough just to make them fear those things might happen.
Democrats found that out eight years ago, before they even got their bill across the finish line. The issue eventually flipped control of Congress 

So is Donald Trump’s entire career now under criminal investigation?

Who investigates the investigators?
Bloomberg reports that special counsel Robert Mueller expanded his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to include “examining a broad range of transactions involving [Donald] Trump’s businesses as well as his associates.” The transactions not only involve “associates” but, in some cases, date back a decade. The deals include Russians buying apartments in Trump-owned buildings and the sale of pricey Florida real estate to a rich Russian in 2008.
Why not also subpoena disgruntled former USFL players angry at the Donald’s role in the league’s demise to testify?
Mueller’s initial purpose, examining allegations of the Trump campaign’s collusion with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election, now yields to a wider probe into the president’s business practices dating back a decade.
In a glass-half-empty interpretation, a special counsel unbound by external constraints who takes too much stock in the word “special” and not enough counsel certainly means more headaches for the president. The glass-half-full take interprets the broadening investigation as a tacit admission that Mueller found no evidence of collusion.
One with a plate overflowing with herring does not embark on a fishing expedition. 

Paul Krugman Explains Obamacare

On July 10, the failing New York Times ran “Three Legs Good, No Legs Bad” by Paul Krugman who asserted that the reason “Republicans can’t come up with a non-disastrous alternative to Obamacare [is] because you can’t change any major element of the Affordable Care Act without destroying the whole thing.”
Krugman then informs us that ObamaCare is a “three-legged stool.” The first leg requires “that insurers offer the same plans, at the same prices, to everyone, regardless of medical history,” which “deals with the problem of pre-existing conditions.” The second leg is the individual mandate, which requires (some) Americans to buy health insurance. And the third leg of Krugman’s stool is subsidies for those who can’t afford to comply with the mandate; i.e. expanded Medicaid and tax credits to buy private health insurance. “The key point is that all three legs of this stool are necessary. Take away any one of them, and the program can’t work.”
But if ObamaCare really is a three-legged stool, then that’s a major design flaw. Why wasn’t ObamaCare designed to be a four-legged chair? Many animals are quadrupeds, and can still get around if they lose one leg. Redundancies and backups are built into everything nowadays. Jetliners are designed to be able to fly on one engine. So was the stool deliberate, or are the architects of ObamaCare just doofuses who shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near public policy?

Democrats blame Trump for Obamacare's failure

Obama and the Democrats passed Obamacare on a straight party vote without any Republican input or votes using a parliamentary trick by Harry Reid.  Among other lies, Obama promised that premiums would be reduced and everyone would keep his doctor.  The basis of Obamacare was to force young healthy Americans to purchase expensive health insurance for coverage they did not need and to have taxpayers pay insurance companies to subsidize premiums for low-income Americans. 
The health insurance issues could have been, and still can be, resolved by specific laws dealing with specific issues.  For example, allow insurance to be sold across state lines, allow consumers to choose coverage, increase the amounts in health savings accounts (HSAs), allow for payment of premiums using HSAs, allow deductibility of all health costs and premiums from gross income, enact tort reform to limit punitive damage awards and non-economic losses, use VA hospitals to treat uninsured and those with pre-existing conditions, and others.
Instead of honestly dealing with the specific problems, Obama revamped the entire health insurance system and brought it under federal control to supposedly provide health insurance to about 12 million uninsured, when the vast majority of Americans, probably over 300 million, had health insurance.  The real purpose was to extend federal control over a large portion of the economy and create more voters dependent on the Democratic Party.

Another bizarre turn in Wasserman Schultz's latest hacking scandal

Revelations from an email hack cost her the chairmanship of the Democratic Party, and now that another hacking scandal may be threatening her job in Congress, Rep. Debbie Wasserman, D-Fla., Schultz apparently and abruptly has decided to finally stop stonewalling investigators.
“It’s about time,” said law professor Tim Canova, who told WND he “was glad to read a recent report Wasserman Schultz may finally be cooperating with the Capitol Hill police on the House hacking investigation.”
Canova, who teaches law at Nova Southeastern University in Florida’s Broward County and is challenging Wasserman Schultz in next year’s Democratic primary, was reacting to word that she has abruptly decided let investigators examine what may be a key piece of evidence in a huge Democratic hacking scandal largely ignored by the establishment media.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Newsworthy Items 5

This is something liberals have long ignored and refuse to acknowledge because it conflicts with their irrational narrative.   Along the same lines American academia is a serious violator of equal rights and freedom of expression.  The next link provides a case where a white student is forbidden to speak publically.  She says, "If you offer any sort of alternative viewpoint, which I do have, and you’re kind of the enemy,” said MacKenzie, whose statement was transcribed in part by HotAir. “I don’t agree with the behavior that has been shown on the campus and unlike what Anne Fischel [a previous speaker] has said, I think it’s important to focus on the way this was handled.”  “This behavior has actually been encouraged and because of this I feel like people are becoming more violent and the campus is becoming more of an unsafe place,” she continued. “I have been to several meetings to speak. I’ve been told several times that I’m not allowed to speak because I’m white.”   This has been played out many times over.  Liberalism/progressivism is nothing but a form of repression of free thought and free expression.  To them our Constitutional rights guaranteed all of us by the Constitution are no longer valid.  To liberals and progressives the Constitution is passe'.  Only the positions they hold dear at any point in time are valid.  Although at as times, situations or circumstances warrant a given position may not apply or needs to be applied differently for some obtuse reason.  But they will be sure to let us know when and how WE must adjust OUR thinking and speaking to conform to their politically correct speech guidelines.   One thing, though, can be relied upon.  Because logic and consistency are not inherent in their thinking the emotions and feelings they hold at any given point in time dictate what their position will be.

This is about all grown up leftist radicals living with mommy and daddy.   Quote: "A new report confirms exactly what we already believed to be true: most left wing activists in Berlin still live with their parents. Actually, 92% of them to be exact! Here’s another kicker, even though those 92 percenters are between the ages of 18-years-old and 29-years-old, one in three of them is unemployed. I’m sure they have blamed that on Trump….somehow.  According to the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV)."    As asked in this piece, wonder what the numbers are in our country?   Even if the numbers are only half as large the future of our country is in deep, deep trouble.  These are people carrying around liberal baggage and little or no job skills but are great agitators whenever and wherever.  Chaos an destruction is their game.  Not good for anyone.

This city council's liberal bias is showing.  Despite their claims to the contrary it proves that far too many leftists are far too intolerant.     And this city and state long run by a Democrat machine suffers from far too much corruption.  This item provides the sordid details.

These liberal leftists prove that they are most ill informed.  They call Trump and the political right fascists yet in their ignorance they applaud this fascist speech.  Quote: "Anti-fascists claim, obviously, that they oppose "fascism." Just as obviously, I needed to put the word in quotes because the vast majority of them don't have a clue what it is. They hear someone who's proud of their country, immediately associate that person with Hitler, and scream the word as if it's some sort of talisman designed to ward off Nazis."    This singer songwriter made a big mistake with his song bashing Trump.  Entertainers are prone to think they are important because of their fan base.  That breeds arrogance and consequently too many fall victim to thinking what they think is important and they need to share their "profound" thoughts with others.  Here is an example.

This piece serves as a good summary of the contents of this note.  It briefly assesses the perversity and defiance of common sense          of the liberal/progressive/Democrat social, cultural and political agenda.  Quote: "What we cryptically call “the left” is at war with all that America once most cherished – liberty, genuine Christian faith and morality, equality under the law, personal responsibility, limited government and unlimited opportunity. And the primary battle in that war is the left’s ongoing frontal assault on common sense. For common sense is truly the gateway to the rest of our blessings, including our safety, prosperity, happiness and sanity itself – and to our future as a free people." 

George Burns

Newsworthy Items 4

Democrat Representative Maxine Waters has been placed on the most corrupt politician list five times.  Most recently in 2017.   Both Republicans and Democrats routinely make the list but Maxine is a big time winner of this dubious award.  More on Maxine's not so nice history.   Not only is she unethical she frequently makes comments which reveal that her intelligence quotient is apparently a bit lacking.

This is a disturbing thing to ponder.  But, it is an eerie recurring theme with this notorious family.    And,  And,    And yet more shady deals.    Wonder where the mainstream media is on strange occurrences such as these??? 

The global political left and its complicit mainstream media ignore facts to promote their false agenda.  It is turning into criminal behavior.  Quote: ""The children born in Italy are Italians and it is the duty of a civilized country to welcome them," Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said earlier this week. The proposed bill is also passionately supported by his predecessor Matteo Renzi.  Gentiloni has brushed aside attempts by critics to link the issue of citizen rights to that of national security, saying "the way to reduce risk is not through exclusion but dialogue and inclusion".  But with unemployment towering at 11 percent -- well above the average in the eurozone -- and soaring to 37 percent among young people, the age-old narrative of foreigners stealing locals' jobs has reared its head. That fear has not been eased by new figures this week showing 4.5 million Italians are living in absolute poverty.  According to Il Messaggero, those polled in Thursday's survey said it would be better to postpone the debate on citizenship rights until after the general election in spring next year.  Italy in 2016 bestowed the highest number of citizenships in Europe at 205,000, up from just 63,000 in 2012. Adopting "ius soli" would bring Italy into line with the majority of its European neighbours -- from Belgium and Britain to France and Portugal -- where the law already applies in various forms."    The immigration crisis is slowly but surely destroying the cultures of European nations along with the rule of law and civil discourse.  The obvious culture clash is ignored while nations fall into chaos.  A false narrative does not a good solution make.

Now tell me this is the proper use of our justice system.  Being a politically created victim is far more important than obeying established law.   And, the corruption of the law is further elaborated upon in this item.

This leftist feminist displays behavior that makes it clear that much of feminist thinking is sick at its core.  Anyone who can say these kind of things about their own sons demonstrates how so much of leftist thinking is not only repulsive it is totally in the pits. 

It is unconscionable the hypocrisy of the political left.  They claim to be for women's rights yet they support the most repressive parts of Islam that treat women as slaves and sex objects.  So illogical they are that Democrats will not permit us to enact laws to protect Muslim females  in our country.

Ethics, decency, morality, facts, history and more are quickly disappearing from the scene thanks to incessant and irresponsible progressive/liberal cultural activism that is undermining the very fundamentals that long underpinned our society.  Here is an example.   Another good example. Bill Nye, the so called science guy, has been nominated for an Emmy for an episode of his Netflix show.  Don't know about his other shows but this one is immoral show and  deserves to cancelled forthwith.  But the liberal left holds him in high regard because he has turned himself into a liberal propagandist seeking to mold young minds into loyal liberal robots.  Truth is that the specific episode cited is something most normal folks would consider bordering on sexual abuse, if not actual abuse of his position.  Quote: "Rachel Bloom performed the rap that was written to explain the sexual spectrum. It praises drag queens, transgender sex, gay sex, and anything else that is not considered “normal.”  And,  "The fact that the episode featuring this awful song was nominated for an Emmy is very revealing. Hollywood does not care about the quality of writing. “Bill Nye Saves the World” was nominated because it parrots back liberal talking points. The show is supposed to reveal the science behind important political topics, but it is completely devoid of educational value. A video nominated for an Emmy pushed the unscientific claim that there is an unlimited number of genders."