15 January, 2021

Stopped Clock. Twice a Day.

Rose McGowan Blasts Trump Impeachment As 'Cult Propaganda...Mass Distraction' - Elites Ignoring 'Country's Starving, Sick, And Poor' (lifezette.com)

Even Rose McGowan understands the idiocy of the second impeachment. Really, the only reason we’re going through it is because Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) is a horrible, horrible person.

This is Something I’ve Done for Ages

New York Post banning CNN, MSNBC, Washington Post, and New York Times as primary sources: Report (washingtonexaminer.com)

"High-level editors at The New York Post instructed staff members this week not to use reporting from CNN, MSNBC, The Times and The Washington Post as the sole basis for any Post article, the three journalists said, speaking on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation," wrote media reporter Katie Robertson.

Why would you use a #FakeNews advocate as your primary source of information, unless to mock them?

More Bans on Conservative Thought

Mailchimp Boots Gun-Rights Group - Washington Free Beacon

Mailchimp blocked Virginia's top gun-rights group from sending newsletters through its service for unspecified reasons.

The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) announced Wednesday night that its account with the leading mass-distribution service had been suspended. The tech giant failed to provide any reason for the decision. The blackout has left the group scrambling to find an alternative.

And Politico is in hot water for daring to publish an editorial written by a conservative!

The Media is Actively Running the Social Media Purge of Conservatives | Frontpagemag

Telegram and Signal are built around privacy. The media wasn't objecting to the widespread use of Telegram by Islamic terrorists. Much like Apple had a very different policy on unlocking the iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorists than it did on purging Trump supporters after the election.

The Forbes hit piece on Telegram and Signal notes that the latter was used by BLM rioters. Not a problem. It's only a problem when conservatives use it.

What that really says, without having the honesty to say it, is that the lefty media's goal is to eliminate open platforms and replace them with closed platforms that protect and promote abusive behavior by lefties, while cracking down on any conservative speech.

The media is at war with the First Amendment. It's at war with the internet. It's at war with freedom.

Facebook Bans Company from Advertising Their Patriotic Gear (lifezette.com)

LeAnn Miller, business owner of the company PatrioticMe (scary name), had her Facebook advertising account shut down by the social media overlords and it has cost her 94% of her traffic.

According to her interview in The Blaze, her company was started in 2019 and launched on September 11, 2020 to honor the heroic American first responders of the terrorist attacks.

A portion of her sales is donated to Tunnel to Towers Foundation which is a charity that provides mortgage-free smart homes to Gold Star Families with surviving family members and veterans or first responders with catastrophic injuries suffered in the line of duty.

Kassam Suspended From Twitter for Tweeting the Time - The National Pulse

Kassam’s January 14th tweet regarding the inauguration of Joe Biden – which simply established the time that Biden’s “victory” was established on election night and the time the election was certified – prompted the suspension.

“They intended to “inaugurate” a President to an empty National Mall, surrounded by 20,000 troops, after a “victory” claimed in the dead of night, and a certification of electors in the dead of night. #DemocracyDiesInDarkness,” he tweeted.

Wait, I Thought the Vaccine Rollout was Another Trump Failure, Not Another Trump Success

More Than 35 Million Shots Given: Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker (bloomberg.com)

The U.S. has administered 11.9 million doses.

Hmm…my math says that’s about one-third of the entire world.

Huh. Imagine that.

That’s Because She’s a Horrible, Horrible Person

It’s far more important to go through an impeachment process that will accomplish exactly nothing than to help the American people.

PRIORITIES: Nancy Pelosi Took 9 Months to Negotiate COVID Stimulus II, But Took Less Than 7 Days to Impeach Trump (redstate.com)

Don’t forget her role in holding up the stimulus before the election.

I guess Amazon will have to Shut Them Down

‘Kill All Republicans’: Website Sells 204 Items Promoting Violence, Hate

And they’re on AWS. Amazon needs to shut them down.

Oh yeah, there’s just one problem. Ok, two, actually.

First, the site is… oh, this is embarrassing. The site is Amazon.Com.

And second, well, it’s threats against Republicans. We don’t care about that.

Nikki Haley is Clearly Running for President in 2024

Nikki Haley launches PAC to support conservative candidates, 'laser-focused' on 2022 midterms | Fox News

Stand for America PAC – a separate entity from Haley’s "Stand for America" advocacy group – describes itself as "laser-focused on the 2022 midterms and electing a conservative force to the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to counter the liberal agendas of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi."

Separately, a release declares it will support conservative candidates who will "defend America’s founding principles: freedom; opportunity for all; free speech; limited government; capitalism; the rule of law; and a strong national defense."

If this turns out well, all the right people will owe her and want to be on her side after the mid-terms.

I like her. I know she has made some enemies from the more rabid Trump supporters for not falling fully in line with him after the election, but right now my preferred candidates list for 2024 begins and ends with her.

Despite All Evidence to the Contrary

Cindy McCain Blasts GOP - Says It Was Once About Inclusion But 'We Have Lost Our Way' (lifezette.com)

“I think what we have seen here is when I began in the Republican Party officially, the Republican Party was the party of inclusion,” she said. “It was the party of generosity. It was the party of country first. We have lost our way.”

I don’t see how you can reconcile that view with, err, reality.

Trump Hits 60-Year High Among Minority Voters | Newsmax.com

President Donald Trump’s performance in the 2020 election was the best a Republican presidential candidate has done among minority voters in 60 years, according to NBC News’ exit polling.

NBC found that Trump won 26% of the vote among non-white voters, the highest since Richard Nixon’s unsuccessful campaign against John F. Kennedy in 1960. Trump won 21% of the minority vote in 2016.

In 2020, Trump won:

  • 57% of white voters.
  • 12% of Black voters.
  • 32% of Hispanic and Latino voters.
  • 31% of Asian voters.
  • 40% of other voters.

What cost Trump the election was that he did exceptionally poorly with white males and suburban whites of any gender. Hardly fitting for a candidate representing “white supremacy” nor for a candidate that’s not sending an inclusive message.

I submit to Cindy McCain that it’s her vision of the party that is not the inclusive one. Maybe she should think about that.

January 15, 1789


The “Top Hat” is worn in public for the first time.

Apparently, it caused quite a stir.

[T]he man who gave it a head start into fame and fashion was haberdasher John Hetherington who, on this day, appeared in court after he had stepped out onto the streets of London wearing the distinctive headgear. It caused a sensation.

So much so that a crowd formed and Hetherington was eventually arrested and given a summons for disturbing the public peace. In court, found guilty of wearing a hat “calculated to frighten timid people”, he was bound over to keep the peace in consideration of a sum of 50 pounds.

The arresting officer told the court that nobody had seen anything like it before: “He had such a tall and shiny construction on his head that it must have terrified nervous people. The sight of this construction was so overstated that various women fainted, children began to cry and dogs started to bark. One child broke his arm among all the jostling.”

It Can Happen to You

As I keep saying, this is not about Trump. This is about the left intimidating people into silence. This is about making it so that only candidates and politicians with acceptable points of view are tolerated and will be allowed to campaign, seek donations, etc. Right now “acceptable” means to the left of Trump, but that bar will continue to move farther and farther left, until all right-leaning views are deemed intolerable.

This is what you get when you give liberals power.

@Jack Steps in It

Project Veritas is at it again.

I like this line:

We are focused on one account [@realDonaldTrump] right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, and the next few weeks, and go beyond the inauguration. We have to expect that, we have to be ready for that.

But don’t worry. I’m sure it will all be fair, even-handed, and transparent.

14 January, 2021

Leftists Really Hate America

John Hindraker over at Power Line Blog details the new standards for K-12 Social Studies being proposed in Minnesota.


Here are some of the things that will no longer be covered in the public school curriculum:

* World War I
* World War II
* The Holocaust
* The Civil War
* The American Revolution
* Communism
* Notable Americans like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson

You may ask, what in God’s name do the standards cover? The usual:

* Systemic racism in the U.S., rooted in our founding
* How freedom and democracy have included or excluded certain groups throughout our history
* Developing a “respectful awareness” of the LGBTQ+ community
* The Reconstruction period, specifically successful efforts to disenfranchise newly freed Black Americans and connecting this history to persistent discrimination and inequity in the present
* An analysis of the ideology of Manifest Destiny and its relationship to whiteness, Christianity, and capitalism

Concerns raised by Minnesota citizens over this proposal have been dismissed as “white supremacy”.

This is what you get when you vote for Democrats.

As the man says, “read the whole thing”.

Conrad Black on Impeachment

I saw this yesterday and meant to post it, but forgot.

Gaslighting is the Democrats New Big Thing

I don’t really have much to add to this. I just want it documented for later.

Instapundit » Blog Archive » TRUMP’S SPEECH WAS NOT INCITEMENT TO IMMINENT LAWLESS ACTION. Not if words and precedent have any me… (pjmedia.com)

TRUMP’S SPEECH WAS NOT INCITEMENT TO IMMINENT LAWLESS ACTION. Not if words and precedent have any meaning. You don’t need to be a lawyer to figure this out – read it for yourself. The entire media and political apparatus (apparently including the interim dean of Cornell Law School) is determined to gaslight you into believing it was. But you are not the crazy one.

This is Why It is Such a Joke to Shut Down Parler

Well, “joke” is probably the wrong word, since it’s not funny at all.

Sheryl Sandberg downplayed Facebook's blame for Capitol riot, but evidence points to role - The Washington Post

Parler doesn’t even have groups, which really facilitate organizing things. You know who has groups? Facebook.

A growing body of evidence shows Facebook played a much larger role than Sandberg suggested.

The #StopTheSteal hashtag was widely used on the service until Monday, when a search on Facebook reported that 128,000 people were talking about it and in many cases using it to coordinate for the rally, according to Eric Feinberg, a vice president with the Coalition for a Safer Web.

Parler did nothing wrong.

And It’s Only Going to Get Worse

Brit Hume: Division in America 'as bad as it's ever gotten' in post-Civil War era | Fox News

"[Biden] has the job now of trying to unify things. One way you could do it is if you could call off the impeachment dogs, but it may be too late for that."

After the Last 4 Years, I Have No Problem with This

Rep. Marjorie Greene says she will file for impeachment against Joe Biden on the first day of his presidency in order to avoid violence – TheBlaze

The Democrats have made it plain that you can impeach a President for anything. So, I say go for it. Furthermore, if the GOP takes back the House in 2022, I think presenting Articles of Impeachment should be their first order of business as the majority.

What for? Don’t care. Impeach him for pulling the tail of his dog.

This Has Nothing to Do with Trump

Not this: Dems want to bring down anyone who ever backed Trump: Goodwin (nypost.com)

Or this: WATCH: AIG Drops Curt Schilling For Nothing More Than Supporting President Trump (lifezette.com)

Or even this: Former Trump Campaign Staffer Says He Was Fired from New Job Because He Worked for Trump by Julio Rosas (townhall.com)

If you think these things will stop with Trump, you’re delusional.

This is all about scaring people now from working on or with Republican campaigns in 2022 and 2024. If they can’t get people and money, they can’t win.

And if you think I’m paranoid and that won’t happen, you’re wrong. It has happened already. Remember Lois Lerner and her IRS goons going after the Tea Party. That was way before Trump and the Tea Party was “well-behaved”. But they were in the way and needed to be removed.

That was the first step. What you’re seeing now is the second step. It won’t end here.

This is all about turning the current Democratic majority into a permanent one. They want a one party state. And if you cross the Party, they will make you pay.

80 million of you voted for this. Congratulations.

Hard to Argue with This

13 January, 2021

I Feel So Free

It is truly liberating blogging again. I was posting much more frequently on FB than I ever did on this blog, but I was still self-censoring. Not anymore. You’re getting the plain unvarnished truth as I see it.

This will be my 50th blog post in 5 days. That already puts this month in my top 10 for most posts in a month, and there’s still 18 days left in the month.

I do think I’ll slow down a bit. The last few days were crazy. But I am enjoying blogging. I am enjoying writing in this space. I want to keep it up.

Peace out.

So, this is Your Idea of Unity

I’m thinking that if you’re the incoming majority party and you’re emphasizing unity after a very divisive period, you don’t make your first action a pointless impeachment of the outgoing President.

That’s what I’m thinking anyway.

My next thought is you can take your idea of unity and shove it. I’m going to oppose everything you suggest over the next two years. I don’t care if it’s a program to get puppies to orphans and it won’t cost the taxpayers a dime. I’m opposed to it on principle.

Trump Takes His DeLorean Up to 88 MPH to Incite Crowd to Riot

Did Trump Incite Violence? Raheem Kassam Demonstrates The Timeline Doesn’t Work - The Lid (lidblog.com)

President Trump’s speech didn’t conclude until 1:11pm, and with at least a 45-minute walk between the two locations with crowd-related delays, that would put the first people from Trump’s speech at Capitol Hill no earlier than 1:56pm – a full hour and sixteen minutes after troublemakers arrived.

In fact, rioters who breached the perimeter would have had to leave before Trump’s speech even began (at 12pm precisely) to make it in time for the events as they are detailed by authorities.

So, unless Trump borrowed Doc Brown’s time machine, his speech on January 6 did not incite the riots.

January 13, 1968

Johnny Cash plays Folsom Prison, re-launching his career and pulling him from depression.


12 January, 2021

This is Why Trump is Being Impeached

Do yourself a favor. Watch the whole thing. Then do me a favor. Tell me the exact times where President Donald Trump (R-USA) incites the crowd to riot. I’ll wait.

Biden’s Idea of Unity

Here’s soon-to-be President Joe Biden’s (D-USA) idea of “unity”.

I told you so.

Why I can’t Get Exorcised About Last Week’s Riot in D.C.

I would be appalled if only the people telling me to be appalled were appalled last summer when I was.

During the riots that followed George Floyd’s death, the death toll was at least thirty as of early August, including two DHS officers, one fatally shot execution-style. Retired law enforcement officer David Dorn was also murdered trying to help a friend secure his business during riots in St. Louis, Missouri. One was an 8-year-old, Secoriea Turner, who was shot in Atlanta when her mother was trying to drive away from the chaos. More than 700 local, state, and federal officers were injured nationwide, many of them seriously.

According to the DHS, 150 federal buildings were damaged, and countless businesses, small and large, were destroyed. Black and minority-owned businesses were hit hardest, with an estimated $2 billion in insurance damage alone. That doesn’t consider the long-term damage in these communities. Areas of Los Angeles have still not recovered from the Rodney King riots in 1992.

During the entire summer, leading Democrats excused, endorsed, ignored, or justified the violence. A Media Research Center analysis found that 99.3% of broadcast media coverage ignored the murder victims.

Insurrection my a**.

You are at the Mercy of Big Tech

The Biggest Gun Forum Just Kicked Off The Internet Without Explanation (thefederalist.com)

“On Monday, January 11, 2021, I received notice from our site registrar that AR15.com had violated their terms of service and that AR15.com would be shut down immediately,” President and Co-Founder of the gun site Juan Avila told The Federalist in a statement. “The registrar’s decision to de-platform AR15.com was final and no method to appeal was offered.”

“It remains unclear specifically what content allegedly violated the registrar’s terms of service,” he added.

When asked by The Federalist about the decision to remove AR15.com, GoDaddy claimed that the site “both promotes and encourages violence,” but did not offer any specific examples. Instead, they offered AR15.com 24 hours to relocate its business.

The last few days have been some of the worst days for America in my lifetime.

It Wasn’t an Accident When Hillary Called Half of America a ‘Basket of Deplorables’

They really think that.

"Americans are so f—ing dumb. You know, most people are dumb. It's good to live in a place [Washington, DC] where people are educated and know stuff," Beller insisted. "Could you imagine if you lived in one of these other towns or cities where everybody's just stupid?”

This is what they think of you if you don’t live on the coasts. This is the, err, former lead counsel for PBS.

January 12, 1971

All in the Family  premieres on CBS and the sound of a toilet being flushed is heard on network TV for the first time.

Rob Reiner IS a Meathead. They got that bit right.

If They Can Do this to Trump, They Can Do It to You

Trump dropped by biggest lender Deutsche Bank for future business: NYT | Reuters

Deutsche Bank is Trump’s biggest lender, with about $340 million in loans outstanding to the Trump Organization, the president’s umbrella group that is currently overseen by his two sons, according to Trump’s disclosures with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics dated July 31 last year, plus banking sources.

You want your request for a mortgage on your house denied because of your political views?

This Matches My Feelings on the Subject


Dennis Prager on The 'Good American'

I have nothing to add to this.
The 'Good American'

11 January, 2021

Biden DID Take a Position on Impeachment

This article is false.

Biden avoids firm position on Trump impeachment as House Dems ramp up | Fox News

If he doesn’t take a position, that makes Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA-12) the official Democrat position. Which means it’s his position. He can’t avoid that. He is now the official head of the Democratic party.

The Left Just Hates the Thought that Someone Might Say Something They Disagree With

Voice of America Employees Try Blocking Pompeo Speech From Airing; Pompeo Fires Back | The Daily Wire

Wanting to silence contrary views doesn’t imply that you have confidence in your own.

Not Just Israelis

Israelis Wonder Why Twitter Silenced Trump But Not Khamenei (israeltoday.co.il)

What’s got Israelis all across the political spectrum frustrated is the fact that the Jewish state has for years been pressing Facebook and Twitter to ban incitement to violence against Israel from the likes of Iran, Palestinian terror groups and others. But the response has always been that freedom of speech must be protected.

January 11, 1964

On this day in 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General announced a definitive link between smoking and cancer.


In Fact, I Never Really Used Parler

I signed up for it almost two years ago, but I spent more time on it this weekend than I had total up to this point.

Why? It’s just Twitter, redone. And I don’t like Twitter. It’s a time sink. Nothing useful comes out of it.

Perhaps I am being too harsh on Parler. Time will tell, I guess.

No, it’s not so much Parler I’m defending as it is freedom of speech. I find the attacks on free speech that we’ve seen so far in 2021 to be terrifying. Maybe I’m being Chicken Little. I hope so. But I fear not.

Legal Insurrection says:

Free speech and the ability to express political ideas is a societal pressure-relief valve. That relief valve is being slammed shut, and the consequences are entirely predictable, particularly combined with organized efforts to get Trump supporters fired and made unemployable.

Democrats and their tech oligopoly friends are drunk with internet power, and feel all-powerful. If history shows us anything, it is that those who seek to repress free expression inevitably increase the repression, and the people repressed find a way to push back. In China, The Communist Party has increased repression through internet control and deplatforming dissenting voices through extensive social media monitoring. It can happen here, and it is. Tech oligopolies have learned well from the Chinese Communist Party.

Parler is the canary in the coal mine. Whether it surives or not, internet repression by tech oligopolies is making the national atmosphere more toxic by the day.

I think that’s very right.

Everyone Thinks They Have Something Unique To Say

But really, it’s all been said.

Back when I was really making an effort on this blog, I would write out lots of long, well thought out posts. And I am sure that I will do some of that still.

But, I really didn’t add all that much to the discourse. One, hardly anyone read my blog. Probably now, no one does. And two, as I said above, it’s all been said before.

No, this blog is most effective for me as a memory tool. And I think I will continue to use it as such. That means shorter posts, more links.


Aussie ABC: Coral Islands are Growing Larger, Despite Climate Change – Watts Up With That?

10 January, 2021


Trump’s Incitement to Violence

I don’t know about you, but I find it odd that despite all the claims that President Trump (R-USA) incited violence last week, I haven’t actually seen or heard any quotes of him doing that.

So, I saved you the trouble and looked them up myself. What I found is simply amazing.

  1. You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.
  2. You get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. You tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.
  3. Go to the Hill today. Please, get up in the face of some congresspeople.
  4. If there is some collateral damage for some others who do not share our view, well, so be it.
  5. When they go low, we kick them.
  6. What we’ve got to do is fight in Congress, fight in the courts, fight in the streets.
  7. I want to be very clear we’re not asking you for patience. And we’re not asking you for pacifism.
  8. Everyone beware. They’re not gonna stop before election day in November, and they’re not gonna stop after election day. They’re not gonna let up and they should not.
  9. There needs to be unrest in the streets.

Wow, that’s quite a laundry list. I had no idea.

Oh wait. These things were said by Democrats.

  1. Hillary Clinton (D)
  2. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA-43)
  3. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)
  4. Eric Holder (D)
  5. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12)
  6. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
  7. Mayor Melvin Carter (D-MN-Saint Paul)
  8. Soon-to-be Vice President Kamala Harris (D-USA)
  9. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-7)

More here:

This is what you get when you vote for Democrats.

Concerns Regarding Parler

I’ve read a number of disturbing reports from lefties that Parler does the same sorts of things to them that Twitter does to conservatives, bans for no apparent reason, etc. All of the evidence is anecdotal, but it’s anecdotal for Twitter too.

I hope it’s not true. I don’t want it to be true. I don’t want something that’s the opposite of Twitter. I want something that is better than Twitter.

Will continue to follow up on this.