SOME LIKE IT HOT!

I was shocked last week at the record temperatures allegedly headed toward LA. In full disclosure, I am a Northern California guy and I never thought LA was all that hot. But this was ridiculous. It was supposed to be one of the hottest days ever.

https://ktla.com/2018/07/06/record-breaking-temps-expected-during-socal-heat-wave/

My alarm bells should have been triggered. The global warming alarmist crowd is always praying for record hot temperatures. They use the same ritualistic prayer utilized by the anti-gun crowd desperate for mass murder committed by a T Party member wearing a MAGA hat while using an AR15. These people remind me of someone I knew years ago. The best way to describe her was as someone: “Who isn’t happy unless she is unhappy.” We all know someone like that, but, I digress.

My first clue, ironically, was a planned trip to Las Vegas by my daughter and her family. When I saw a forecast of 108 for Los Angeles, I expected a forecast of about 120 for Las Vegas. But when I checked the forecast for Las Vegas, it was pretty normal. I wondered how it could be this hot in Los Angeles without eventually becoming even hotter in Las Vegas.

It turns out LA really isn’t or at least wasn’t that hot. It was just dumb (or convenient) placement of temperature gauges in places guaranteed to yield very hot results.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/09/record-temperature-los-angeles-compromised/

There are certain people who are similar to a canary in a coal mine. The miners used to take a canary with them. Canaries don’t handle gas very well, so if there is a buildup of gas, the canary quickly drops over dead. The miners notice this and realize it is time to leave. The modern version of the canary in the coal mine is actually a coalition of Democratic politicians too stupid or blinded by raw admission to notice they are saying something insanely stupid. The latest was by Senator Elizabeth Warren who said any head of the EPA had to believe in global warming. Odds are Senator Warren was vacationing in Los Angeles at the time and stupidly believed the temperatures being reported on KTLA5. Since she is certainly not that hot, she instantly chose to blame global warming.

TDM

THE CHINA SYNDROME

The China Syndrome was supposedly when an out of control nuclear plant literally tried melting its way through the earth to China. They made a movie about this in 1979 starring Jane Fonda and Jack Lemon. Fonda played a television reporter and her cameraman who discovered a cover-up of serious problems at a nuclear power plant. The theory was that unscrupulous businessmen would willingly let a nuclear power plant melt down to save embarrassment and a few bucks. It was absurd, if for no other reason than no smart businessman would risk the claims. Even in the movie the reactor didn’t melt down, it just came close.  Instead the safeguards designed to prevent this worked.

Today we have a real China Syndrome. It is the response of the Chinese to the Trump tariffs. Democrats, of course, are desperately hoping Donald Trump loses this one. They are more than willing to sacrifice our economy if it helps them regain power. RINO Republicans are also trying to handcuff Trump, because RINO Republicans are incredibly skilled at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Trump is refusing to accept the status quo where China blocks U.S. companies from competing in China while dumping cheap products on us. This should be obvious to anyone, including Democrats. A few years ago, we had an interesting experience regarding an exchange student from China. He desperately wanted to purchase a souvenir to take home, but everything he tried to buy said “Made in China.” He was frustrated and disappointed he couldn’t find anything made in the United States. He was stunned when he found out that American flags were also “Made in China.” It has been that way for a long time. Take the challenge. Try to find a product, even fish caught off the coast of Alaska, that doesn’t say “A Product of China.” I rest my case.

We all know of American manufacturing firms that went out of business because they couldn’t possibly compete with products produced with cheap labor overseas. The result was that our manufacturing base rapidly disappeared, and we were told by the establishment elite that we were now a service-based economy. In other words, we couldn’t compete with countries like China.

Donald Trump has a different opinion. He said much of this problem was caused by negotiating stupid trade deals. He said he was now going to negotiate putting America first and he would bring at least some of those jobs back. That is already starting to happen. He warned other nations that the United States was ready, willing and able to fight back. The results were predictable. Democrats automatically criticize Trump, because they always criticize Trump. He could cure cancer and they would criticize him to not paying enough attention to measles. RINO Republicans would criticize Trump, because they think they are smarter than him and they realize we can’t win this kind of confrontation. They are right about that, if we have a Democratic President or a RINO Republican President. They can’t grasp a simple concept. If you are too scared to fight back, you are guaranteed to get the crap beat out of you.

The main stream media and the never Trumpers RINO Republicans have this bass ackwards. They fail to understand that Trump isn’t trying to lead public opinion on this, he is responding to public opinion. When he says the U.S. has been treated as the World’s piggy bank, he isn’t telling us how to think, he is telling us he understands how we think. His opponents can’t begin to understand this.

When Trump says we have already been in a trade war for years and we are losing, that is merely stating the obvious. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Up until the Trump era, our trade policies were insane.

The media is also oblivious regarding what will happen if there is a real trade war. They assume that the U.S. will, again, cave, and everything will be worse. If a Democrat like Obama or a RINO Republican was President, they would be right. But the reality is that the American people are 100% behind Trump. We are tired of seeing our jobs go overseas. We are tired of other countries taking advantage of us. I predict that if China starts a trade war with us our response will be like our feelings toward Japan after Pearl Harbor. We don’t like people attacking us. It doesn’t scare us, it unites us. China may, once again, learn the cost of rousing a sleeping giant and filling him with a terrible resolve.

TDM

ICE SCREAM

Harvard University did a study of the difference between competent and incompetent people. They were surprised to discover that one of the primary attributes of incompetent people is that they do not know they are incompetent. In spite of all the evidence to the contrary, these people really believe they are doing well.

This explains some of the acts on American Idol. You know the ones so bad that Simon Cowell used to ask if this was a joke. It is the person who can’t carry a tune that still believes they are star material. I have run into this in the business world on several occasions.

I now realize that this is the number once characteristic of the liberal left. They don’t realize when they are messing things up. This is why they frequently double down on disaster. The most recent example of this is the idiotic crusade to abolish ICE and go back to the system we had before. Of course they have done no research so they don’t know what was done before and they don’t know what ICE is doing now.

I remember a time when my wife and I sitting down to dinner at a restaurant where the chef cooks the meal in front of you on a grill. Suddenly our chef left his station and disappeared. We sat there for several minutes, when another chef came out from the back room, apologizing profusely. We eventually figured out he was the owner. We finally got him to tell us what happened. INS had showed up and raided his restaurant. Several of his employees were detained and others, like our chef, had just run away. The President of the United States at the time was not Donald J. Trump, it was James E. Carter.

Another time the company I worked for had a rather large staff doing janitorial work at an automobile plant. INS came in and did a raid. Several of our employees, about 60%, were found to have fake IDs. We were ordered by INS to fire them. None of them were deported, they were just unemployed. The President of the United States was not Donald J. Trump, it was William J. Clinton.

We had a landscape gardener that was doing a great job for us. I particularly enjoyed him because he was Vietnamese and he never dreamed that I speak Vietnamese. So he and his son would argue with each other over what to charge me and then give me a price that was about double that amount. It was pretty easy for me to negotiate a good deal. Then one day he didn’t show up. About two weeks later a very apologetic Vietnamese man showed up at our door. He said he was so sorry, but we were going to have to hire a new gardener, because the guy who worked for us had been rounded up by INS and deported. Donald J. Trump wasn’t president then either, that was also William J. Clinton.

There was a group of refugees fleeing a horrible situation. They were literally being slaughtered at home. They were desperate to come to America for a chance at a better life. Incredibly evil politicians resisted helping these refugees. They said we already had too many Hispanics, too many people on welfare, we didn’t want or need these people. Only someone as evil as Donald Trump could be this heartless, right? Except Donald Trump wasn’t President, it was Gerald Ford and he was the one begging states to help these people. California Governor Jerry Brown during his first eight-year attempt to destroy our state, threw a hissy fit trying to prevent Ford from sending Vietnamese refugees to California. He said: “We can’t be looking 5,000 miles away and the same time neglecting people who live here.” Other people calling for the ban were Senator Joe Biden and former presidential candidate George McGovern. You know, the peace and love guy. The same Democrats who refused to help the Vietnamese fight off communist aggression, resulting in the loss of South Vietnam, refused to help refugees fleeing the humanitarian disaster they created.

Remember when Trump said this:

“We are a nation of immigrants, but we are a nation of laws. Our nation is rightly disturbed by the large number of illegal aliens entering our country. Illegal immigrants take jobs from citizens or legal immigrants; they impose burdens on our tax payers. That is why we are doubling the number of border guards, deporting more illegal immigrants than ever before, cracking down on illegal hiring, barring benefits to illegal aliens, and we will do more to speed the deportation of illegal immigrants arrested for crimes. It is wrong and self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws that has occurred in the last few years and we must do more to stop it.”

Oops, Trump didn’t say that, primarily because he would have been guilty of plagiarizing from a State of the Union speech by William J. Clinton in 1995.

http://www.worldtribune.com/flashback-jerry-brown-biden-and-other-dems-refused-to-accept-vietnamese-refugees/

Of course all those people out there protesting know none of this. Incompetent people seldom realize they are wrong. This is why several people in Oakland showed up to protest ICE arresting people in their neighborhood. They were proud to stand up for their wonderful loving neighbors against ICE. They failed to notice that the Oakland Police Department was providing traffic control to assist ICE. That would be the same Oakland PD where the Mayor publicly warned illegal aliens of a planned ICE round up and ordered the Oakland PD to stop cooperating with ICE. Perhaps an exception was made in this case because the people being arrested by ICE were allegedly involved in sex trafficking. Duh!

Eventually the truth will become obvious and the ICE SCREAM will quickly melt during our long hot summer. But there will be a price to be paid because these protestors and the liberal democrats egging them on missed something really important. Democrats count on getting 90% of the black vote to get elected. One reason Hillary Clinton lost is because some black voters stayed home. She still got 90%, but of a smaller turnout. Numerous recent polls show that black voters support ICE and strong border control because they think a mass of illegal aliens flooding our border hurts them more than anyone else. They are right about that, by the way. When the ICE SCREAM melts it just may persuade some black voters to consider voting for, gasp, a Republican and it will definitely convince others to just sit this one out. If that happens the melting ICE SCREAM will take the dreams of a blue wave down the drain with it.

TDM

INDEPENDENCE DAY

There is an interesting movement that is generating attention. A gay hairdresser from New York made a video starting the #WalkAway campaign:

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/07/02/democrats-leaving-the-party-in-droves-as-walkaway-campaign-gains-real-momentum-650543

At first I thought this was a joke probably started by one guy who wanted attention. Then I saw reports that his video was allegedly seen by 5 million people.  Hmm.  His reason for leaving the Democratic party is:

“I reject a system which allows an ambitious, misinformed and dogmatic mob to suppress free speech, create false narratives, and apathetically steam roll over the truth.”

I watched him being interviewed by Tucker Carlson and he explained how he came to make this decision. He simply went back and watched the video tapes of what Donald Trump actually said and he was stunned at how badly they had been distorted and misrepresented.

This is a reminder that the MSM often ignores the big story in front of their nose in their lust to say something negative about Donald Trump. Recently the focus has been totally on people allegedly outraged by Trump’s immigration policy. What the media missed is that fact that about 48 million people will be traveling over the 4th of July weekend. The vast majority of them will celebrate our country and our independence. That is the mass demonstration that actually counts.

This reminds me of my flight to Vietnam for my last combat tour.  I had already served two tours, I knew what to expect, and I was far from enthusiastic. I looked around that plane and I saw a lot of guys just like me. We didn’t want to be there. We didn’t want to do this. We knew the risk that was involved. We knew the sacrifices that would be required.

We also knew that we were being mocked by dugged up hippies who had no clue regarding what was at stake. Then I realized something important. While the media was focused on all those protestors, the most important demonstration was being made by the men who willingly got on that plane. As for those protestors, they couldn’t even spell courage.

If honest liberals really do some research, the truth is easy to find. If more of them find the moral courage to walk away from those filled only with anger, false promises and deceit this will truly be Independence Day.

Happy 4th of July

TDM

THE HOT SEAT

Amy Coney Barrett is a finalist for the next Supreme Court nominee. If Trump choses her, this will be extremely dangerous for Democrats. She is a devout catholic and is very conservative. If liberals attack her, they will be attacking a very accomplished female attorney. The last time Diane Feinstein tried this she was hammered for attacking Barrett on religious grounds. It is going to be difficult, if not impossible, for liberals to say that a devout catholic is not eligible to be on the Supreme Court. Yet they are terrified of Barrett because she is overtly pro-life.

I believe that if Trump nominates her, she will be confirmed. I also believe that liberals will destroy themselves in a failing attempt to stop her. I still remember when Clarence Thomas was under assault. I was talking with a black attorney and he made an interesting observation. He said he did not like Clarence Thomas at all, but when Thomas pushed back and said the following: “This is a circus. It is a national disgrace. It is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way design to think for themselves and it is a message that unless you knowtow to an old order you will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate rather than hung from a tree” that was like a punch in the gut. He understood exactly how Thomas felt.

Watch naïve Democrats try to trap Barrett with regard to Stare Decisis. They would be wise to do some research before attempting that, because Barrett actually wrote the book on the subject which was published by the Notre Dame Law review last July.

The bottom line is that Democrats will howl and scream and Amy Coney Barratt will still be confirmed. Democratic senators who cannot resist putting on their traditional grandstanding display will only provide Republicans with wonderful campaign material for the 2018 midterm elections. In the final blow to Democrats, there are numerous reports that John McCain will resign from the Senate this Wednesday, July 4, 2018 so that the Republican Governor can appoint his replacement. Even though McCain hates Trump, he will not risk letting Democrats put another liberal on the Supreme Court.

It will be a long hot summer, but when the smoke from the California fires finally subsides, Amy Coney Barratt will likely be seated on the U.S. Supreme Court.

TDM

THE COURT JESTERS

 

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement. President Trump responded by providing a list of 25 candidates, who have all been vetted. His standard is a highly qualified jurist that will stick to the constitution and the law. Democrats have rejected every candidate on this list without bothering to learn anything about these candidates.

Democrats will try to delay the confirmation beyond the mid-term elections. They are praying that they regain the control of the Senate and make it impossible for Trump to appoint another Supreme Court Justice. Good luck with that strategy. Following is a list of senators up for re-election:

Democrats
Baldwin, Tammy (D-WI)
Brown, Sherrod (D-OH)
Cantwell, Maria (D-WA)
Cardin, Benjamin L. (D-MD)
Carper, Thomas R. (D-DE)
Casey, Robert P., Jr. (D-PA)
Donnelly, Joe (D-IN)
Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA)
Gillibrand, Kirsten E. (D-NY)
Heinrich, Martin (D-NM)
Heitkamp, Heidi (D-ND)
Hirono, Mazie K. (D-HI)
Kaine, Tim (D-VA)
Klobuchar, Amy (D-MN)
Manchin, Joe, III (D-WV)
McCaskill, Claire (D-MO)
Menendez, Robert (D-NJ)
Murphy, Christopher (D-CT)
Nelson, Bill (D-FL)
Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI)
Tester, Jon (D-MT)
Warren, Elizabeth (D-MA)
Whitehouse, Sheldon (D-RI)

Republicans
Barrasso, John (R-WY)
Corker, Bob (R-TN)
Cruz, Ted (R-TX)
Fischer, Deb (R-NE)
Flake, Jeff (R-AZ)
Hatch, Orrin G. (R-UT)
Heller, Dean (R-NV)
Wicker, Roger F. (R-MS)

Independents
King, Angus S., Jr. (I-ME)
Sanders, Bernard (I-VT)

The math is really simple. Democrats need to defend 25 seats. Republicans need to defend nine seats. Unless Democrats run the table and win every close race, odds are that Republicans will increase their majority in the Senate.

With regard to refusing to approve judges, Democrats have pulled this crap before. Republicans let Bill Clinton appoint radical leftists like Ginsburg. But when George W. Bush was elected, Democrats tried to prevent Bush was getting any judges confirmed. That only changed when a compromise was reached in 2005 by seven Democrats and seven Republicans. Most justicial appointments by Bush were grudgingly approved, but Republicans were stopped from removing the right to filibuster.

When Obama was President Republicans used the filibuster to stop some of his judicial appointments. Harry Reid went nuclear. He eliminated the filibuster. President Obama praised this decision. It seemed like a good idea at the time:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/11/21/harry-reid-nuclear-senate/3662445/

“A deliberate and determined effort to obstruct everything, no matter what the merits, just to re-fight the result of an election is not normal, and for the sake of future generations, we can’t let it become normal,”

Well it sure looks like the new normal now and the Harry Reid nuclear option has blown up in Democrat’s face. Republicans can and and probably will confirm Trump’s nominee. The only real hope for Democrats is to find some serious dirt on whoever Trump chooses. If he chooses wisely they are in big trouble.

Democrats are more likely to embarrass themselves than they are to stop Trump from appointing a Supreme Court justice. Democrats may be starting a war they cannot possibly win. A war that could result in a lot of casualties in pursuit of the impossible dream. In addition, if they lose this war, they lose their base.

Democrats are missing something really important. You can’t beat somebody with nobody and whether you like him or not, Donald Trump is somebody. His name recognition is off the charts. This reminds me of when Arnold Schwarzennegger ran for Governor of California. Everyone thought he was a joke candidate, until he won. People failed to realized that Schwarzennegger was a big star. Some people liked him, some people hated him, but not one could take their eyes off him.

Donald Trump is a bigger star than Schwarzenegger. Democrats have nobody.The more Democrats attack Donald Trump, the more he looms over them. They are just embarrassing themselves in the process.

TDM

RAINING SUPREME!

Democrats thought they had Trump on the ropes with the “save the children” crusade. Naturally the MSM went insane over the alleged mistreatment of those poor little children separated from their parents at the border. Few noticed that most of this was also done during the Bush and Obama administrations. They didn’t even notice that some of the most viral pictures were taken during the Obama administration, were taken at an anti-Trump rally or were just pure fakes.

The entire narrative was shattered by the Supreme Court. Not only was the Trump travel ban upheld, the Supreme Court verified that Donald Trump has extensive authority regarding how immigration laws are upheld.

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/17-965_h315.pdf

Here is actual wording from this decision.

  1. The President has lawfully exercised the broad discretion granted to him under §1182(f) to suspend the entry of aliens into the United States. Pp. 9–24. (a) By its terms, §1182(f) exudes deference to the President in every clause. It entrusts to the President the decisions whether and when to suspend entry, whose entry to suspend, for how long, and on what conditions. It thus vests the President with “ample power” to impose entry restrictions in addition to those elsewhere enumerated in the INA. Sale, 509 U. S., at 187. The Proclamation falls well within this comprehensive delegation. The sole prerequisite set forth in §1182(f) is that the President “find[ ]” that the entry of the covered aliens would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.

End of conversation. This should have been a surprise to no one. On April 23, 2010 Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law SB1070.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_v._United_States

It made it a state misdemeanor crime for an illegal immigrant to be in Arizona without carrying registration documents required by federal law, authorized stated and local official’s enforcement of federal immigration laws, and penalized those found to be knowingly sheltering, hiring and transporting illegal immigrants. The Obama DOJ challenged the law as usurping the federal governments authority to regulate immigration laws and enforcement. It argued that: “The Constitution and the federal immigration laws do not permit the development of a patchwork of state and local immigration policies throughout the country. “

A Proposed Brief of Amici Curiae was filed by Michigan, Florida, Alabama, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

On June 25, 2012 the Supreme Court struck down three of the four provisions of S.B. 1070. That was an 8 to 0 decision with Elena Kagan recused.

The only thing stunning about this latest decision is that four Supreme Court justices ignored, for political purposes, the constitution and the decision they had made six years ago. The constitution is clear. The federal government has exclusive power regarding immigration and under the laws passed by congress that power is given to the President of the United States.

Odds are that all the lawsuits filed against Trump by all several states are doomed for failure.

Even liberal Federal Judges will hesitate to ignore a Supreme Court decision that so clearly defines the authority of the President. This is a very strong opinion and the court set the standard:

(d) On the few occasions where the Court has struck down a policy as illegitimate under rational basis scrutiny, a common thread has been that the laws at issue were “divorced from any factual context from which [the Court] could discern a relationship to legitimate state interests.

This demolished the liberal nonsense that if they “feel” the President made this decision because of personal prejudice that is enough to stop him from acting. That only applies if the decision is “divorced from any factual context from which [the Court] could discern a relationship to legitimate state interests.”

This is a complete and total victory for President Trump and every legitimate constitutional lawyer and federal judge understands that. This did a lot more than just uphold the Travel ban. It upheld the power of the President of the United States.

In addition, the opinion written by Judge Roberts strongly rejects the emotional argument by Justice Sotomayor in dissent. It is clear that Roberts is disgusted with liberal justices who are willing to ignore the constitution and previous court decisions because of personal feelings and emotions.

Shortly after writing this, the Supreme Court overturned Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed 431 U.S. 209 (1977 and ruled in favor of Mark Janus v. AFSCME This is a bombshell ruling that will have an immediate and devastating impact on public sector unions. Two states, New York and California, will feel the most impact. For the last 40 years, anyone who worked for a state or federal government in certain states, like California, was required to pay union dues, even if they did not want to belong to the union and totally disagreed with the politics of the union.

Here in California EVERY statewide office is currently held by people strongly supported by public sector unions. When right to work laws were passed in Wisconsin and Michigan the results were dramatic.  In Wisconsin The NEA, the teachers union, lost more than half its members. In Michigan, the NEA has lost about 21% of its teachers in the first three years.

This will bring change to California. The unions will almost immediately lose money, lots of money. Their ability to dominate every statewide election is at high risk. They will also lose members, lots of members. It will be worse here because of CalPers, which many people consider to be insolvent. There will be desperate attempts to reverse this decision, but that is unlikely to happen any time soon.  A lot of people knew that Abood vs. the Detroit Bd. of Education was wrongly decided, but it took over 40 years before this was overturned.  It is impossible to overstate the impact of this earthshattering decision.  Be prepared for loud screams of outrage by the liberal left, then the real pain begins.

TDM

THE HYPOCRITICAL OATH

Some of you may have been wondering what has happened to Democrats. This country has been dominated by two political parties for a long time. Democrats and Republicans frequently disagree on almost every issue. That is not new. But they still could be friends, they could work together, socialize together, go to church together. One might disagree with someone without considering them to be disagreeable.

That has obviously changed and now Democrats seem to view anyone who disagrees with them to be pure evil. I recently discovered a document that explains a lot of what is happening. It is an oath taken secretly by liberal Democrats:

THE HYPOCRITICAL OATH

I swear by myself, as my own god, and by my fellow gods, goddesses and goddettes, making them my witnesses that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgement, this oath and indenture.

I swear allegiance to the Democratic Party and to the progressive and liberal doctrine for which it stands.

I pledge allegiance to the global liberal universe, united under no god and dedicated to the proposition that only liberals are created equal.

I promise to listen only to my liberal professors, Hollywood stars and reporters on CNN and other liberal media outlets.

To never let facts distort the reality of my personal feelings and sentiments.

To never let logic detract from the power of shared emotion.

To practice tolerance by refusing to tolerate those who disagree with my vision of tolerance.

To show love by expressing public outrage at those who refuse to worship at the alter of political correctness.

To ignore corruption and abuse of power by those who continue to speak words soothing to my fellow liberals.

To prosecute, to the fullest extent possible, those who dare express disagreement with universal progressive values.

To honor freedom of religion, as long as that religion is not Christianity, and to honor freedom from religion.

 To worship freedom of speech as long as such speech conforms to the latest edition of political correctness.

The ceremony is following by singing “Imagine” by John Lennon:

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try

No hell below us
Above us only sky

Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too

Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

No one seems to notice that Lennon is not describing  paradise he is describing chaos where evil rules and the brotherhood of man is blurred by the stench of institutional poverty. World War II could have easily been avoided as long as one didn’t mind Adolph Hitler in charge.

TDM

 

THE FIVE MINUTE WARNING!

Most of us are familiar with the two minute warning in the NFL. Both teams are warned that there are only two minutes left in the half. Obviously in the second half, this means there are only two minutes left in the game. In reality this is nothing more than a gimmick designed to allow one last chance for advertising. I doubt that many NFL coaches are “surprised” by the two minute warning.

I have now come up with my five minute warning. Let me put this in perspective. I used to commute to and from San Francisco every day. Michael Savage was always on the radio for the ride home. He was always entertaining but he also always said something incredibly stupid and insulting. I used to time my commute by how long it took for Savage to say something so outrageous that I would turn him off. It was as predictable as rain, which in Northern California is pretty easy.  If it is between April and November it never rains. If it is between December and March, it always rains. But, I digress.

My new “five minute warning” is regarding CNN. I used to watch CNN on occasion if for no other reason than to hear the most biased possible version of any news story. It was kind of a “know your enemies” moment. However ever since Trump was elected, CNN has gotten progressively (pun intended) worse. It seems to start each day on a mission to find a way to trash Donald Trump as often and as loud as possible. CNN simply cannot report on any story, any time, without resorting to trashing Trump. Hence the five minute warning. If you accidentally tune in to CNN, you have a maximum of five minutes before they will start trashing Trump again.

It doesn’t matter what the story is about. Last night I changed the channel to CNN because Fox was running a non-stop tribute to Charles Krauthammer. While I really liked Krauthammer at some point this was becoming repetitive. So I stupidly checked out CNN. They were reporting on steps North Korea was taking to disarm its’ nuclear arsenal. Miraculously they found a way to spin this as negative about Donald Trump. Unbelievable! Shouldn’t we all want to believe that North Korea is actually keeping its part of the deal? Granted this upsets CNN, because they can’t bear the thought of Trump getting credit for anything, but come on. Any hint of progress in North Korea dismantling its nukes is a good thing, regardless of who gets credit. If you doubt that, just ask the people on Hawaii who thought they were going to get nuked not that long ago.

I thought back about the last few times I stupidly tuned into CNN. I cannot recall a single instance where they went more than five minutes before they trashed Donald Trump. Hence the five minute warning. It has been a long time since I considered CNN a credible news source on any subject. But in the past, they did at least sneak in a few legitimate items from time to time. That has now changed. They don’t even try anymore. If your stomach will take it and you are a glutton for punishment here’s the challenge. Tune in to CNN, any time of day or night, then starting timing. You will quickly see why the five minute warning is so necessary. (Please don’t buy anything from companies who advertize on CNN, because people dumb enough to advertise on CNN are unlikely to  produce smart products.)

TDM

FRUIT CAKE!

The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree:

https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/fruit_of_the_poisonous_tree

If the evidential tree: is tainted, so is its fruit.”

One thing that should have sent shock waves through the media is the fact that Horowitz admitted that he was investigating whether or not the obvious bias by Peter Strzok impacted the decision to start the Russian collusion investigation:

www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/19/ig-confirms-is-reviewing-whether-strzoks-anti-trump-bias-impacted-launch-russia-probe.html

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., questioned Horowitz on whether that apparent bias influenced the initiation of the investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 campaign and potential collusion with Trump’s team. 

“That’s a matter we’ve got under review and are looking at right now,” Horowitz said.”

Peter Strzok was front and center of both the Hillary e-mail investigation and the Russia collusion investigation. His text messages are a case study in bias. Horowitz sees this as well, which is why this is being investigated. This is beyond serious. Once could argue that the entire Russia collusion investigation and the subsequent Mueller investigation was the fruit of the poisonous tree. This is why the FBI was so desperate to fabricate a good reason to spy on a Presidential campaign. It is why they tried to pretend the discredited Russia Dossier was an insignificant factor in obtaining a FISA warrant on Carter Page. So far, all of the theories for why the FBI started this investigation are falling apart under scrutiny. We are left with Peter Strzok.  The same Peter Strzok who was promising his mistress he would stop Donald Trump from becoming President.

There is more. Republicans in the House, with the support of Paul Ryan, received documents the FBI clearly did not want to produce:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/doj-turns-over-documents-house-intelligence-committee-threats-republicans

Some of these documents are allegedly regarding whether or not 302 forms were altered in the Michael Flynn case. I previously wrote about the significance of these forms:

One, Two Three oh Two

http://scotshonor.com/?p=3897

Many assume the FBI was covering this up because they didn’t want the embarrassment. The FBI said it didn’t want to release these documents because it might impact an ongoing criminal investigation. Both could be true. If an altered 302 was used in a criminal case, that could have a negative impact on a lot of unrelated criminal cases were a 302 document was crucial to the prosecution. In any event the Republicans finally put enough pressure on the FBI to get these documents produced. This may be an even bigger story than anyone realizes.

TDM