ANIMAL HOUSE

Although the media constantly accuses Trump of lying, the opposite is true.  Trump seldom lies.  He sometimes exaggerates and gets his facts wrong, but he is usually telling us what he really thinks.  It is his candor that is rare.  His opponents in the media, on the other hand often seem incapable of telling the truth.

This is more than obvious.  The main stream media loves to point out something Trump allegedly go wrong so they can accuse him of lying.  This started day one.  It was the main stream media that produced obvious fake pictures of the crowd during the inauguration and then arrogantly claimed that Obama had much bigger crowds. When Trump fought back they accused him of focusing on the minutia and lying.  I really don’t care about the size of the inauguration.  I wouldn’t be surprised if it was smaller if for no other reason than all the liberals were threatening violent protests.  But, incredibly, it just may be the main stream media lying about the crowd size anyway.  Who knows?

http://truthfeed.com/just-in-cnn-back-pedals-and-releases-updated-picture-of-trumps-real-inaugural-crowd/48630/

To show you how bad this is, the main stream media even accused Trump of lying because he said the sun was shining on inauguration day.  Again, who cares, but technically Trump is right, the sun did shine.  It also rained, like a lot of January days in Washington, D.C.  The real issue here is that the main stream media cannot resist calling Trump a liar anything they disagree with him.  Keep in mind that these are the same people who ignored really serious lies by Hillary Clinton with regard to Benghazi and her personal email server.

Studies show that most people lie on a regular basis, but all lies are not created equal.  Telling someone they look great may be inaccurate but it is not necessary wrong.  If someone asks you how your day is going and you say great, even though its’ been a lousy day, that is also inaccurate, but not necessary wrong. Sometimes a lie can be an act of kindness.  For example an EMT might tell a critically ill patient they are doing fine and everything is going to be ok when they know the opposite is true.  That is a lie, but do you really want them to tell the truth, regardless of consequences.  In a case like that, telling someone they are going to be fine just might save their life.

But some lies really matter.  If you lie under oath, about a criminal matter, that is a serious lie, unless you are Bill Clinton and it is only about sex.  But perhaps the most vicious and irresponsible lies are when you falsely accuse someone of lying just because you disagree with them.  The main stream media does that every day. Liberal Democrats have even proposed prosecuting anyone who dares dispute global warming.  Oops.  Thanks to a high level whistle blower we now know, thanks to a whistle blower, that NOAA has been caught cooking the books and it is NOAA that has been lying.  I doubt that anyone at CNN will notice.  I am sure that no one at CNN will care.

A false accusation of lying, particularly about a President, does serious damage to the country.  Liberal Democrats accused George W. Bush of lying about the WMD in Iraq. That is and was a lie.  It is well documented that Bush never said anything that was inconsistent with the intelligence.  He also never said anything inconsistent with what John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and other top Democrats were saying.  Far too many people still think Bush lied about the WMD because the main stream media refused to tell the truth about this.

The media will continue to falsely accuse Trump of lying, but this time they are dealing with someone more than willing to take them on.  Trump does have New York values.  Anyone who has spent any time in New York understands what this means.  If you attack a New Yorker, they attack back.  Trump didn’t back down, he stood on that stage and said “bring it on.”

If you really want to see unhinged people, watch CNN.  Wolf Blitzer looked like he needed a mid-show face lift and Chuck Todd was shrieking about Donald Trump looking out of control.  It looked a lot like John Belushi running around during a scene on Animal House telling people to calm down.

TDM

DARWIN AWARD, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – BONUS ROUND

I recently wrote about the 900 liberal geniuses at the State Department who stupidly signed a letter saying they could not support the Trump foreign policy.  Odds are high that Tillerson is already going through that list with a smile.  Now we learn that today is being promoted as “A DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS.”  It is a call for all undocumented residents to do the following today:

DON’T GO TO WORK

DON’T OPEN UP YOUR BUSINESS

DON’T BUY ANYTHING IN A STORE OR ONLINE

DON’T EAT AT A RESTAURANT

DON’T GO TO CLASS

DON’T LET YOUR KIDS GO TO CLASS

Here are a couple of articles explaining the strategy:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/businesses-across-us-close-for-day-without-immigrants/ar-AAmZZwt?OCID=ansmsnnews11

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/politics/immigration-restaurant-strike-trump.html?_r=0

While the main stream media will consider this to be a major success, odds are most of us won’t notice.  Those who do notice may not consider this to be a problem.  There are about 157 million people in the U.S. workforce.  Let’s assume that there are 11 million illegal immigrants working here.  That means that at the most about 7% of our workforces are illegal immigrants.  Those who own businesses and have nice jobs are unlikely to participate in this event.  They have too much to lose and they are too smart to self-identify.  The people most likely to participate are students and if they skip school most people won’t even notice.

But wait, there’s more.  We don’t actually know how many illegal immigrants are living here.  Homeland Security estimates 11.4 million.  The Washington Post estimates less than 11 million.  But, if this effort is really successful, we will know a lot more of them.  Keep in mind that many illegal immigrants are pretending to be citizens.  They have id cards showing them to be citizens.  Here in California we give the Drivers’ licenses to make it easier for them.

Smart illegal aliens should probably read the following before they decide to skip work.

8 U.S. Code § 1324a – Unlawful employment of aliens

 (2)  CONTINUING EMPLOYMENT

It is unlawful for a person or other entity, after hiring an alien for employment in accordance with paragraph (1), to continue to employ the alien in the United States knowing the alien is (or has become ) an unauthorized alien with respect to such employment.

If you are an illegal alien and you don’t show up for work today and tell people this is because you are an illegal alien, you have not only given your employer grounds to fire you, you have actually made it illegal for your employer to legally continue your employment.

Do you remember the “The Great American Strike” that took place on May 1, 2006? What?  You don’t remember this?  Neither do many other people because it didn’t work. Odds are really high it won’t work this time either.  It may convince a lot of illegal aliens to self-identify making it much easier for ICE.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_American_Boycott

In 2006 the President of the United States was George W. Bush, not Donald Trump.  Bush was a pro-immigration reform guy.  Trump, on the other hand, is a “just enforce the law” kind of guy. He is extremely unlikely to be impressed by the political grandstanding.  Trump knows that the main stream media has zero intention of treating him fairly on any issue anyway.  So, he might just as well do the necessary. Those who follow self-absorbed, self-righteous, arrogant, incompetent clowns off the cliff to oblivion have, once again, earned special recognition.

TDM

THE SOUND OF SILENCE

Governor Jerry Brown has appealed to President Donald Trump for $160 million in emergency aid because of the Oroville Dam crisis.  So far the response has been silence.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/13/oroville-dam-flood-danger-recedes-state-criticized/

Since Trump has been inaugurated Democrats have done everything possible to obstruct him. Governor Jerry Brown has been very vocal about this. Perhaps Tom Donnelly said it best:

California “has been so busy defying President Donald Trump in order to protect illegal aliens from deportation that it forgot to do the things government is supposed to do, like maintain infrastructure. Governor Brown is now going hat-in-hand to beg the Trump administration for emergency funds.”

At the same time California is begging Trump for money, it has plenty of money to pay huge sums to Eric Holder to defy the Trump administration in every way possible.  What goes around comes around.  . :

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-04/california-dems-retain-eric-holder-fight-clear-and-present-danger-trump

California Attorney General Becerra “is expected to be instrumental in battling with the Trump White House over any attempt to enforce stringent measures aimed at immigrants.  Mr. Brown has made clear that he intends to challenge the administration on global warming and that his attorney general will be a key to that battle.

Now it turns out California had a lot more to fear from the incompetence of Governor Brown than from anything Trump has or will do.  Trump has a lot of reason to just say no.  He could point out, correctly, that if California would use the funds it has to stop resisting him and perhaps spent a couple of bucks on things that really matter, like fixing the Oroville Dam it wouldn’t need a federal handout.  Last night on his show Tucker Carlson ended his show by pointing out that if Governor Brown had not wasted billions on an obsolete train to nowhere, he could have easily fixed the Oroville Dam.  The state has known about this problem for years.  This is a classic example of “poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.”

I would love to listen in on the following phone call from President Donald Trump to Governor Jerry Brown.  “Hi Governor, sorry for the delay, but we are little backed up here because Democrats refused to approve my cabinet. In addition, I have been consulting with my team on how I can protect the country in spite of the daily obstruction by California. As you know, we have to allocate money to fight California on global warming and deporting criminal illegal aliens. I’m sorry, but right now I just can’t, in good conscience, send money to California so that you can use your resources to build worthless trains, establish a sanctuary state and defy the federal government in every way possible.”

“Tell you what Jerry, call me back when you are more responsible with the money you already have before you beg me for assistance.”

Virtually all of the problems facing California because of this winter weather were preventable.  Liberal Democrats fought Governor Schwarzenegger when he pushed to build new dams. Here is what Schwarzenegger was saying in 2008.

https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/schwarzenegger-buffett-californias-dam/content?oid=681521

“This drought is an urgent reminder of the immediate need to upgrade California’s water infrastructure,” he said. “While we cannot control Mother Nature, what we can control is to prepare ourselves for future dry years.”

Now California is begging the federal government it wants to defy at every opportunity for a massive handout to fix problems created by its own incompetence.  Good luck with that.

TDM

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES

Donald Trump stepped in it big time with this “Muslim ban,” right?  I mean there were protests all over the place and all these heartbreaking stories about families ripped apart.  This was so obviously unconstitutional that a Washington Judge arrogantly issued a temporary restraining order.  Then, to add insult to injury the 9th Circuit Court doubled down on the humiliation by upholding this order.

But In their haste to play politics, liberals overlooked a couple things.  What Trump did is clearly legal and even liberal law professors admit this. In addition, Trump is right about the threat of terrorism from these seven countries.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-yahoo-news-interview-president-100000514.html

When Isikoff asked Assad if any of the refugees are terrorists Assad quickly said “definitely.”  He said you can find it on the Net. “Those terrorists in Syria, holding the machine gun or killing people, they [appear as] peaceful refugees in Europe or in the west.” This had the ugly odor of truth.

Assad pointed out, correctly, that even a few terrorist can create huge problems.  The 9-11 attack was carried out by only 20 people.

The liberal left was celebrating so loudly they didn’t notice that the 9th Circuit Court had done something really stupid.  Liberal Democrats are, once again, on the record putting politics ahead of national security.  If there is a terrorist attack and it comes from someone remotely connected with one of those seven countries, who would you rather be?  The President who tried to stop it or the arrogant lefties who threw a hissy fit putting us all at risk?

The following article from Breitbart explains just how badly liberals botched this:

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/02/11/jeffrey-toobin-catching-on-president-trumps-executive-order-wins-by-losing/

The events yesterday at the Oroville Dam remind us the risk from public officials more than willing to ignore obvious risk. The following article in the Mercury News shows that 12 years ago three groups filed a motion with the Federal Government on October 17, 2005 warning of exactly this risk.  The State Department of Water Resources and the water agencies that would have been required to pay for fixing the emergency spillway argued that there was no risk. Sadly, FERC agreed with them.  Obviously, they were wrong.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/12/oroville-dam-feds-and-state-officials-ignored-warnings-12-years-ago/0

We are fortunate that the original report that the emergency spillway could fail in about an hour were inaccurate.  If that had happened, the loss of life and property damage would have been staggering.  The good news is that the worst case didn’t happen.  The bad news is that there are a series of storms approaching California and this is far from over.

This is a classic example of what happens when government officials put politics ahead of protecting the public.  Those upgrades to the Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway would have been very expensive in 2005.  They will cost a lot more now.  I hope the people in La La Land enjoyed all that cheap water.

This is remarkably similar to the decision made by Judge Robart and the 9th Circuit Court.  It is why Donald Trump won by losing. Donald Trump is President of the United States and if liberals keep resisting him, to the point that he can no longer take the action necessary to protect us the cost may be far more than the potential failure of the Oroville Dam.  This should be a wake-up call to liberals everywhere, but there seems little chance of that happening.

TDM

 

SH*TTING BULL

We are used to gross distortion in the reporting of anything by the main stream media.  We have gone well beyond bias to the point of total distrust.  Perhaps the best example of this has been the reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline.  If you watched the main stream media this is just a bunch of people outraged by the total disregard to the environment by the greedy oil companies, right?  The oil companies want to pollute a pristine Indian reservation just to make a couple of extra bucks.  What more do you need to know?

The reality is that this involves placing a pipeline, very near the site of an existing pipeline that has been working without problems since 1982.  This pipeline will be located 100 ft. below the Missouri River that flows into Lake Oahe.  While we should always be concerned about pollution, this is a classic example of selective outrage.  The pipeline doesn’t actually cross the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.  The Missouri River does flow into Lake Oahe, and it is important to prevent pollution of the Missouri River.  But the River itself is 2,341 miles long, before it merges with the Mississippi River.  It is the longest river in the United States. Have you ever wondered if there are any bridges over the Missouri River?  It turns out there are approximately 154 bridges over the Missouri River.  Following is a list of bridges over the Missouri River from WikiPedia, located in Montana and North Dakota, all of which are “before” Lake Oahe:

North Dakota[edit]
Expressway Bridge ND 810 Mandan and Bismarck 46°47′47″N 100°49′12″W / 46.79639°N 100.82000°W / 46.79639; -100.82000 (Expressway Bridge)
New Liberty Memorial Bridge (Open; Under Construction) I-94 Business 46°48′28″N 100°49′09″W / 46.80778°N 100.81917°W / 46.80778; -100.81917 (New Liberty Memorial Bridge)
Liberty Memorial Bridge (demolished October 29, 2008)[1][2] I-94 Business 46°48′29″N 100°49′10″W / 46.80806°N 100.81944°W / 46.80806; -100.81944 (Liberty Memorial Bridge)
BNSF Rail Bridge BNSF Railway 46°49′05″N 100°49′37″W / 46.81806°N 100.82694°W / 46.81806; -100.82694 (BNSF Rail Bridge)
Grant Marsh Bridge I-94 46°49′24″N 100°49′49″W / 46.82333°N 100.83028°W / 46.82333; -100.83028 (Grant Marsh Bridge)
Bridge ND 200A Washburn 47°17′19″N 101°02′33″W / 47.28861°N 101.04250°W / 47.28861; -101.04250 (North Dakota Highway 200A Bridge)
Garrison Dam ND 200 Pick City and Riverdale 47°29′53″N 101°24′38″W / 47.49806°N 101.41056°W / 47.49806; -101.41056 (Garrison Dam)
Four Bears Bridge ND 23 New Town 47°58′46″N 102°33′42″W / 47.97944°N 102.56167°W / 47.97944; -102.56167 (Four Bears Bridge)
Bridge US 85 Williston 48°06′31″N 103°43′00″W / 48.10861°N 103.71667°W / 48.10861; -103.71667 (U.S. Route 85 Bridge)
Bridge ND 58 Buford 47°59′02″N 104°00′56″W / 47.98389°N 104.01556°W / 47.98389; -104.01556 (North Dakota Highway 58 Bridge)
Montana [3][edit]
Burlington Northern Rail Bridge BNSF Railway Nohly 48°00′00″N 104°05′45″W / 48.00000°N 104.09583°W / 48.00000; -104.09583 (Burlington Northern Rail Bridge)
Culbertson Bridge MT 16 Culbertson 48°07′29″N 104°28′29″W / 48.12472°N 104.47472°W / 48.12472; -104.47472 (Culbertson Bridge)
Highway Bridge Roosevelt Co. Rd. 480 South of Sprole 48°03′53″N 105°01′55″W / 48.06472°N 105.03194°W / 48.06472; -105.03194 (Roosevelt County 480 Bridge)
Lewis and Clark Bridge MT 13 East of Wolf Point 48°03′54″N 105°01′54″W / 48.06500°N 105.03167°W / 48.06500; -105.03167 (Lewis and Clark Bridge)
Fort Peck Dam MT 24 17 miles southeast of Glasgow, MT 48°00′13″N 106°24′41″W / 48.00361°N 106.41139°W / 48.00361; -106.41139 (Fort Peck Dam)
Highway Bridge US 191 72 miles south of Malta, MT 47°37′52″N 108°41′04″W / 47.63111°N 108.68444°W / 47.63111; -108.68444 (U.S. Route 191 Bridge)
McClelland Ferry Blaine Co. Rd. Road 300 / Fergus Co. Rd. 101 12 miles north of Winifred 47°44′15″N 109°23′29″W / 47.73750°N 109.39139°W / 47.73750; -109.39139 (McClelland Ferry)
Highway Bridge MT 236 64 miles southeast of Big Sandy 47°44′20″N 109°37′33″W / 47.73889°N 109.62583°W / 47.73889; -109.62583 (Montana Highway 236 Bridge)
Virgelle Ferry Chouteau Co. Rd. 430 Virgelle, MT 48°00′04″N 110°15′14″W / 48.00111°N 110.25389°W / 48.00111; -110.25389 (Virgelle Ferry)
Loma Bridge Chouteau Co. Rd. 303 Loma, MT 47°55′17″N 110°29′43″W / 47.92139°N 110.49528°W / 47.92139; -110.49528 (Loma Bridge)
Ft. Benton Old Bridge Pedestrian Bridge Ft. Benton 47°49′02″N 110°39′58″W / 47.81722°N 110.66611°W / 47.81722; -110.66611 (Ft. Benton Old Bridge)
Chouteau County Memorial Bridge MT 80 47°48′54″N 110°40′02″W / 47.81500°N 110.66722°W / 47.81500; -110.66722 (Chouteau County Memorial Bridge)
Carter Ferry Chouteau Co. Rd. 100 5 miles southeast of Carter, MT 47°45′37″N 110°53′46″W / 47.76028°N 110.89611°W / 47.76028; -110.89611 (Carter Ferry)
Moroney Dam 15 miles northeast of Great Falls, MT 47°34′53″N 111°03′36″W / 47.58139°N 111.06000°W / 47.58139; -111.06000 (Moroney Dam)
Ryan Dam 12 miles northeast of Great Falls 47°34′11″N 111°07′29″W / 47.56972°N 111.12472°W / 47.56972; -111.12472 (Ryan Dam)
Cochrane Dam 10 miles northeast of Great Falls 47°33′12″N 111°08′57″W / 47.55333°N 111.14917°W / 47.55333; -111.14917 (Cochrane Dam)
Rainbow Dam 8 miles east of Great Falls 47°32′05″N 111°12′17″W / 47.53472°N 111.20472°W / 47.53472; -111.20472 (Rainbow Dam)
Rail Bridge BNSF Railway Just above Rainbow Dam 47°32′06″N 111°12′18″W / 47.53500°N 111.20500°W / 47.53500; -111.20500 (Rail Bridge)
Black Eagle Dam Just north of Great Falls 47°31′11″N 111°15′49″W / 47.51972°N 111.26361°W / 47.51972; -111.26361 (Black Eagle Dam)
15th Street Bridge US 87 Great Falls 47°31′14″N 111°16′54″W / 47.52056°N 111.28167°W / 47.52056; -111.28167 (15th Street Bridge)
Historic 10th Street Bridge Pedestrian Bridge 47°31′14″N 111°17′26″W / 47.52056°N 111.29056°W / 47.52056; -111.29056 (Historic 10th Street Bridge)
9th Street Bridge 47°31′14″N 111°17′28″W / 47.52056°N 111.29111°W / 47.52056; -111.29111 (9th Street Bridge)
Central Avenue Bridge 47°30′26″N 111°18′46″W / 47.50722°N 111.31278°W / 47.50722; -111.31278 (Central Avenue Bridge)
Railroad Bridge BNSF Railway 47°30′9″N 111°18′43″W / 47.50250°N 111.31194°W / 47.50250; -111.31194 (Railroad Bridge)
Interstate Bridge I-315

US 89 MT 3 MT 200

47°29′36″N 111°18′48″W / 47.49333°N 111.31333°W / 47.49333; -111.31333 (Interstate 315 Bridge)
Highway Bridge MT 330 Ulm, Montana 47°25′49″N 111°30′09″W / 47.43028°N 111.50250°W / 47.43028; -111.50250 (Montana Secondary Highway 330 Bridge)
Highway Bridge MT 330 Cascade, Montana 47°16′11″N 111°41′46″W / 47.26972°N 111.69611°W / 47.26972; -111.69611 (Montana Secondary Highway 330 Bridge)
Freeway Bridge I-15 1 mile south of Hardy 47°10′40″N 111°48′45″W / 47.17778°N 111.81250°W / 47.17778; -111.81250 (Interstate 15 Bridge)
Hardy Bridge Former US 91 2.5 miles south of Hardy 47°10′02″N 111°50′05″W / 47.16722°N 111.83472°W / 47.16722; -111.83472 (Hardy Bridge)
Freeway Bridge I-15 2 miles north of Dearborn Exit 47°08′19″N 111°51′40″W / 47.13861°N 111.86111°W / 47.13861; -111.86111 (Interstate 15 Bridge)
Freeway Bridges I-15 3/4 miles north of Dearborn Exit 47°07′54″N 111°52′28″W / 47.13167°N 111.87444°W / 47.13167; -111.87444 (Interstate 15 Bridge)
Freeway Bridges I-15 1/4 mile north of Dearborn Exit 47°07′58″N 111°53′11″W / 47.13278°N 111.88639°W / 47.13278; -111.88639 (Interstate 15 Bridge)
Freeway Bridge I-15 1½ miles south of Dearborn Exit, at mouth of Dearborn River 47°07′41″N 111°54′41″W / 47.12806°N 111.91139°W / 47.12806; -111.91139 (Interstate 15 Bridge)
Freeway Bridge I-15 2½ miles north of Craig 47°06′02″N 111°56′58″W / 47.10056°N 111.94944°W / 47.10056; -111.94944 (Interstate 15 Bridge)
Highway Bridge Lewis and Clark Co. Rd. 13 B Craig 47°04′28″N 111°57′41″W / 47.07444°N 111.96139°W / 47.07444; -111.96139 (Lewis and Clark County 13B Bridge)
Highway Bridge Craig Frontage Road Possibly former US 91 3½ miles northeast of Wolf Creek 47°01′08″N 112°00′44″W / 47.01889°N 112.01222°W / 47.01889; -112.01222 (Craig Frontage Road Bridge)
Holter Dam 4 miles southeast of Wolf Creek Holter Lake Gates of the Mountains Wilderness 46°59′28″N 112°00′17″W / 46.99111°N 112.00472°W / 46.99111; -112.00472 (Holter Dam)
Hauser Dam 6 miles north of the east end of

MT 453

46°45′54″N 111°53′13″W / 46.76500°N 111.88694°W / 46.76500; -111.88694 (Hauser Dam)
Trout Creek Canyon Bridge York Road / MT 280 15 miles northeast of Helena 46°42′48″N 111°48′23″W / 46.71333°N 111.80639°W / 46.71333; -111.80639 (Trout Creek Canyon Bridge)
Canyon Ferry Dam MT 284 19 miles east of Helena 46°38′55″N 111°43′41″W / 46.64861°N 111.72806°W / 46.64861; -111.72806 (Canyon Ferry Dam)
Highway Bridge US 12

US 287

1 mile north of Townsend 46°20′07″N 111°31′54″W / 46.33528°N 111.53167°W / 46.33528; -111.53167 (U.S. Route 12 Bridge)
Railroad Bridge Montana RailLink 1 mile north of Townsend 46°20′05″N 111°31′58″W / 46.33472°N 111.53278°W / 46.33472; -111.53278 (Montana RailLink Bridge)
Highway Bridge US 287 1/2 mile north of Toston 46°10′27″N 111°26′45″W / 46.17417°N 111.44583°W / 46.17417; -111.44583 (U.S. Route 287 Bridge)
Toston Bridge Broadwater Co. Rd. 415C (formerly US 287) Toston 46°10′19″N 111°26′38″W / 46.17194°N 111.44389°W / 46.17194; -111.44389 (Toston Bridge)
Toston Dam 8 miles south of Toston 46°07′12″N 111°24′30″W / 46.12000°N 111.40833°W / 46.12000; -111.40833 (Toston Dam)
Abandoned Rail Bridge Old Milwaukee Road Line At mouth of Sixteen Mile Creek 46°06′21″N 111°24′01″W / 46.10583°N 111.40028°W / 46.10583; -111.40028 (Abandoned Rail Bridge)
Mouth of Gallatin River 45°56′19″N 111°29′35″

Do any of you remember the main stream media mentioning any of these bridges?  Me neither. Do you think there might be some risk of an oil spill from railroad trains hauling tanker cars on deteriorating rails or tanker trucks crossing these bridges?  The main stream media created the impression that the only risk to this pristine river has to come from this single state of the art pipeline, located 100 ft. below the bottom of the river.  That is, of course, absurd.

Sadly, there is a significant pollution risk to the river at this location.  It was created by the “environmentalists” literally crapping all over the place.  With total disregard for the environment, they left a mess that desperately needs to be cleaned up before the spring thaw.  While the Standing Rock Indian Reservation was worried about the slim possibility of pollution from a well contructed pipeline they were ignoring the all too real pollution risk from the environmental activists themselves.

This even looks bad in a San Francisco Newpaper

http://www.sfgate.com/news/texas/article/Cleanup-begins-at-Dakota-Access-pipeline-protest-10897198.php

Other publications present a much stronger picture:

http://meanwhileinmontana.com/cleanup-continues-north-dakota-protest-camp-video/

Note the following failed attempt to find the “bright side” of this mess:

“It’s like a shelving for pantry for people that come down from churches and other communities around here to pick up, and, you know, can be useful too,” says Patrick Mantich, Nebraska.

(I know this doesn’t make sense, that is why I quoted it exactly)

Note that the Standing Rock Tribe plans on using money from the $6 million in donations it has received to support its pipeline fight to help clean up the mess created by the protestors.  Almost everything reported about this situation in the press has been wrong.  It turns out this should have been labled “Sh*tting Bull” from the start.

TDM

THE SHADOW OF A VOTE

When we first moved to California, we immediately noticed three things.  One was that we had to pay an outrageous fee to register our car.  California fined us big time for daring to bring in a car that wasn’t manufactured to California emissions standards.  The second was that there are a significant number of seriously unglued people living here.  Shortly after we arrived, there was the harmonic convergence.  I will let Wikipedia explain:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonic_Convergence

Thousands of people got together on the top of Mt. Tamalpais to hum in world peace.

On August 16, 1987, a group of people tried to apply this concept (karma) with what they called the Harmonic Convergence. Thousands of people gathered at Mount Tamalpais just north of San Francisco and other designated religious hot spots around the world, such as Stonehenge, to usher in what was hoped to be a major energy shift. It was said that if enough people got together and thought positive thoughts, the global perspective would shift from one of human conflict to one of human cooperation; In other words there would be enough positive energy (karma) to usher in an era of universal peace.

The third thing we learned was that California made little or no effort to verify who was voting.  All you needed to do was show up and point out your name and address. We have lived her for over 30 years and no one has ever asked for our ID in order to vote. Thanks to Bill Clinton, you don’t even have to provide any proof of citizenship when you register to vote.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Voter_Registration_Act_of_1993

The Act requires States to “accept and use” a uniform federal form to register voters for federal elections.[10] The National Mail Voter Registration Form (commonly referred to as the “Federal Form”) was developed by the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC), and requires only that an applicant affirm, under penalty of perjury, various matters including that he or she is a citizen. (The Federal Form can be used as an alternative to any state form.)

In 2004 the citizens of Arizona voted for a proposition requiring voters to present proof of citizenship when registering to vote and identification when they vote. Democrats were outraged. How dare anyone limit voting to U.S. citizens!  The Arizona proposition was shot down by the Supreme Court because of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

It seems obvious that Democrats don’t see any evidence of voter fraud because they are just fine with illegal aliens voting in our elections as long as they continue to vote for democrats.

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2017/01/27/still-burning-trumps-claim-of-serious-voter-fraud-in-calif-remains-pants-on-fire/

 PolitiFact California previously examined Trump’s voter fraud claim, speaking with elections experts and officials across the state, and, as expected, found no evidence.

PolitiFact California previously examined Trump’s voter fraud claim, speaking with elections experts and officials across the state, and found no evidence.

The California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, was outraged:

“By repeating false and unsubstantiated voter fraud allegations as the cause for losing the popular vote, President Trump is dangerously attacking the legitimacy of free and fair elections and taking a jackhammer to the foundation of our democracy. These are not “alternative facts.” They are corrosive lies without any evidence. Even leaders in the President’s own party agree there is no evidence to support his claims.”

Sadly, in California, there is zero attempt reconcile our voting records with any federal database to verify citizenship.  But, things are changing.  We no longer are limited to input from the wishfully ignorant main stream media and Democratic apologists:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/01/experts-california-voter-registration-system-highly-susceptible-to-fraud.html

The problem with California is there is no separate verification of citizenship on voter registration, said Charles Bell, Jr., a partner with California-based Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP, a law firm that specializes in election law. Applicants can check a box affirming they are citizens, and this is not checked against any other government database such as federal immigration records

California issues driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, allowing them to automatically be registered to vote under the federal “motor-voter” laws. Since the AB60 law went into effect in 2015, 806,000 illegal immigrants have received a license.

In California Democratic officials routinely tell illegal immigrants they are entitled to all the benefits of citizenship.  For example California enthusiastically issued over 806,000 driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.  We just went from a state with sanctuary cities to a sanctuary state.  Seriously folks, if you live in a state that won’t allow the federal government to arrest an illegal alien with a violent criminal record do you really think an illegal alien voting illegally has any risk of getting arrested?  Please!

Claude Arnold, who served as the former Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations in Southern California, Nevada, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, said he has witnessed voter fraud firsthand.

“Throughout my 27-year career with [Immigration and Naturalization Service] and ICE, I arrested hundreds of illegal criminal aliens who had voter registration cards,” Arnold said. “They would often admit they voted, but they were rarely prosecuted for illegally voting.”

Incredibly RINO Republicans also cannot see any evidence of widespread voter fraud. That is, to quote Hillary Clinton, the “willful suspension of disbelief. “  Anyone want to bet on the results if someone compares voting records in California with the federal databases used to verify citizenship?  The good news is that thanks to electronic records this is no longer hard to do. All that is necessary is someone ready, willing and able to do the obvious.  His name is Donald J. Trump.

DARWIN AWARD – LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

The Darwin Awards are granted to people who managed to kill themselves by doing something really stupid. “Honoring those who improve the species…. by accidentally removing themselves from it.”

http://www.darwinawards.com/old/index200910.html

While there have definitely been a lot of people who qualified for a Darwin award, never before have so many people been duped into mass suicide because they stupidly believed clearly incompetent people.

Rex Tillerson will be confirmed as Secretary of State Wednesday. His biggest challenge was going to be draining the State Department swamp of entrenched bureaucrats who consider themselves the true State Department. Secretaries of State and Presidents come and go, but the bureaucracy remains. This is true in every department of government, but none more so than the State Department. Up until now, it was nearly impossible for a Secretary of State to really change much. It is nearly impossible to fire a bureaucrat. But there is an important exception. Really stupid people can eliminate themselves.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-tillerson-idUSKBN15G45B

Incredibly, 900 idiots at the state department just signed their name to a memo disagreeing with a direct order by the President of the United States. Tillerson would have spent a lot of time just trying to identify these people and it would have been difficult if not impossible to get rid of them. With one memo, they have not only identified themselves they have given him clear legal grounds to fire them.

It is really quite simple. There are numerous Supreme Court decisions giving President Trump the authority to take this action. Even the New York Times admits this. They don’t like it, but they admit it:

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/10/opinion/trumps-anti-muslim-plan-is-awful-and-constitutional.html?_r=0

The New York Times, as expected, ignored the obvious and proposed the ridiculous. The Supreme Court has ruled very clearly that people in other countries do not enjoy the equal protection granted U.S. citizens under our constitution. Liberals cannot seem to grasp the concept. If everyone in the world automatically has the same rights as citizens under our constitution, we cease to exist as a sovereign nation. Duh!

While I know a lot of very bright people who are liberals, the people leading the progressive movement in this country are the opposite of brilliant. Those who follow these self-absorbed, self-righteous, arrogant, incompetent clowns off the cliff to oblivion have earned special recognition. I hereby nominate the 900 people at the State Department who signed this memo to the Lifetime Achievement edition of the Darwin awards.

TDM

THE TEARS OF A CLOWN

Chuck Schumer put on quite a show with his tearful outrage at the new Trump immigration policy.  Unfortunately, in his haste to do the job, Schumer forgot that people keep copies of his twitter account.  The result is that Schumer has been exposed as a shameless political hack and a world class hypocrite.

Townhall exposed this bigtime:

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2017/01/30/twitter-is-reminding-schumer-about-a-tweet-he-sent-in-2015-n2278870

@SenSchumer November 19, 2015:

“We must tighten loopholes in the Visa Waiver prgm, ensure passports can’t be faked and stop terrorists who want to exploit the system.”

At the same time Schumer was telling congress that a pause of refugee settlement in the U.S. may be necessary.

Hillary Clinton also forgot what she said on December 5, 2015.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/hillary-clinton-calls-hard-look-visa-waiver-program-after-san-n474856

“Visas are a problem and we have to look at that and see what we need to do to tighten up requirements,” Clinton told reporters at a campaign stop in Fort Dodge, making comparisons to the 9/11 hijackers who also came to the country on visas.

Clinton urged Congress to take a “very thorough and comprehensive look” at the visa program and stressed the importance of information sharing between countries.

“It’s a calculated balance between wanting to keep our country open for people coming and going and reciprocity with other countries and being sure that we are being vigilant in protecting ourselves,” she said. “I think we have to make sure we do more to get the balance right.”

This is the problem for liberals.  They ignore facts, including inconvenient facts such as their previous position on the same issues.  The difference between Trump and his liberal opponents really boils down to one thing.  Trump does what he said he would do and he doesn’t really care what liberals think about it.  While he will fight back on twitter, he never allows unjust and irrational criticism to deter him from his mission.  His mission, incredibly, is to do exactly what he said he would do.

In the ultimate irony, while liberals are dazed, outraged and confused, the American people seem to understand this pretty well.  One would think that a President savaged by the MSM, Hollywood and grandstanding Democrats including FORMER President Obama would be shredding public support.  Instead the opposite is happening.  When anyone bothers to ask people outside of the class of clowns they are shocked to discover that most people agree with Trump.  Yes, we have sympathy for the 12 year old girl trying to get out of Yemen, but we also have sympathy for the people killed in Orlando and San Bernardino by Muslim terrorists.  It is insanely stupid to believe that there is no threat from Muslim terrorist trying to sneak into the country as refugees. They have literally promised to do exactly that and they have been far too successful in Europe.  It is even more stupid to believe that the Obama administration had thoroughly vetted those thousands of refugees.

The MSM is brilliant at finding the showcase immigrant obviously above suspicion.  They are willfully blind to the threat of terrorists willing to pay any price to inflict damage on us.  Are they really too stupid to realize that people who will film their children wearing suicide vests and cutting the heads off Christians can look a lot like a normal family to the uninformed?  Are they really too naïve to understand that the real threat does not come from those look like role models for Terrorist GQ.  It is the ones who do not look like a threat that is most dangerous?  Sadly, they are exactly that stupid.

Watch the performance by those Hollywood liberals, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.  It soon becomes obvious that these are the tears of a clown, but nothing about this is funny.  By the way, the circus is rapidly becoming an outdated relic of history.

TDM

THE END OF NEVER

The state of California is one of the few states left that is totally dominated by the Democratic Party.  Many Republicans have given up and assumed that this will never change.  They are wrong.  This is going to change sooner than you think.  The sad fact is that gross mismanagement by Democrats, with assistance from too many Republicans has set up a perfect financial storm that is going to have a devastating impact on California. Those of us who live here know that the entire state government is dominated by the public sector unions.  All those public sector employees are dreaming of a lovely retirement with free medical for life.  The problem is that Democrats have been writing checks they can’t possibly cash.  The following article explains:

http://www.the-american-interest.com/2016/03/30/golden-state-pension-deficit-1-2-trillion/

Note this is over a year old.  That means the problem is even worse.

This report is from the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. California is underfunded by about $1.2 trillion (yes trillion) necessary to fund the retirement tab for state and local employees.  Since the total revenue for the state is about $123 billion per year, this means there is zero chance the state can pay these benefits.  Even if they took every dime the state collects for the next 10 years, it would not be enough to cover the deficit.  They can’t even hope to pay the deficit they admit is there, let alone the actual deficit revealed in this report.  What could make this worse?  Easy!  Imagine these vital funds managed by political appointees, notoriously corrupt, with a mandate to invest in poor performing global warming ventures.  In other words, just when the state desperately needs to be really smart about investing the limited assets available to deal with this, we have the worst possible people in charge.  Does anyone really think this is going to work?

By the way, even without this unfunded deficit, the state is already running out of money.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/18/1-9b-accounting-error-adds-to-california-deficit-projection.html

Democrats have been ignoring this storm for decades. Every year the decision is made to kick the can a little farther down the road.  California, unlike the United States Government, cannot ignore the problem by just printing money.  This means sooner, rather than later, the California budget is going to look a lot like Puerto-Rico or Greece and they are going to come to Washington, D.C. with hat in hand begging for a bail out.  Don’t expect President Donald Trump or the Republican congress to feel all that warm and fuzzy about this. How do you think the rest of the country is going to feel about bailing out California so that public sector employees can have their luxury retirement?

The inevitable result is going to be massive cuts to retirement benefits promised to public sector employees, accompanied by massive tax increases on everyone else. This is not going to play well in Peoria or anyplace else.  The blame for this is going to fall primarily on Democrats because the price for absolute power is absolute blame.  Margaret Thatcher once said that liberalism always fails because eventually they run out of other people’s money.  That will happen in California faster than you can blink.

The end of never is just around the corner.

TDM

YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!

This last election taught us an important lesson.  Barry Goldwater tried to warn us back in 1964, but we did not listen.

“Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies.

Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed. Their mistaken course stems from false notions of equality, ladies and gentlemen. Equality, rightly understood, as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences. Wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.”

Sound familiar? Look back at the way liberals tried to shove political correctness down our collective throats over the past eight years.  Reflect on how they have responded to this election. How would you describe this better than: “demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth?

How better than to describe this than “conformity” which leads to “despotism.” Combine with a MSM ready, willing and able to ignore the obvious and embrace the ridiculous.  Add in possibly the most corrupt candidate for President in the history of the U.S.; a candidate who openly said that she would appoint a Supreme Court Justice who would focus more on her version of “heaven on earth” than the outdated Constitution.

We dodged a bullet here.  But this victory will be short lived if we fail to recognize the threat.  Liberals are not going to leave quietly.  We have not been at war with them, but they have most definitely been at war with us.  If we do not defeat them, they will never stop until they have replaced our democracy with tyranny.  They have no interest in compromising with us or even tolerating us.  This may be our last chance to restore the rule of law, separation of power and true liberty for all.

But that is only possible if we come to grips with a cold hard truth.  Liberals can never again be trusted with power.  We cannot compromise with those who simply do not accept our most basic values.  We dare not even attempt to negotiate with those who are only interested in destroying us. We must defeat them.  We must defeat them by appointing judges, at all levels, who will honor the constitution.  We must defeat them by putting in fair election reforms that guarantee free elections where every eligible citizen has an equal chance to vote and every vote has equal value. Those who do not believe in voter fraud are simply not paying attention to places like New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Are we really naïve enough to believe that 81% of the people in New York City voted for Barack Obama and 79% voted for Hillary Clinton?  The only place(s) on this earth where one candidate gets that kind of majority vote is a dictatorship and a metropolitan area run by a Democratic machine.

The only thing necessary for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing.  You’ve been warned.

TDM