The ZMan Has a Witty Article Comparing the Trumpocalypse to the Mongol Horde Not Invading Europe

It’s always nice to reflect on the surprises of world events and the death of the Great Khan saving Europe was one of the great bits of serendipity  to come our way.  Read the article.  It’s fun and interesting even if you are aware of the facts.  He writes well.

 

http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=13915

Trump Takes the Next Step to Clean Out the Justice Department. More Chicken or the End Game?

The Conservative Treehouse has a pretty thorough treatment of what President Trump’s order to investigate political motivations in the DOJ’s Trump campaign spying effort means.  I have to say I thought Trump and Mueller were playing chicken with each other.  Maybe we’ve moved past that.  Maybe this now has to be resolved by someone going to prison.  Or several somebodies.  Unless Mueller has a smoking gun (which seems very unlikely) it looks like McCabe, Comey and company are about to be charged with criminal charges.  The thing that occurs to me is that at some point somebody is going to sing to save his own neck.  None of these guys wants to go to prison.  My guess is McCabe but I am only looking in from the dark outside.  Maybe it’ll be Comey or Bruce Ohr or Peter Strzok.  But whoever sings first will get the best deal.  We live in interesting times.  Let’s hope they don’t get much more interesting than they already are.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/20/former-cia-director-john-brennan-quotes-cicero-while-doj-expands-ig-fisa-abuse-investigation/

 

 

Trump vs Mother Nature

Dramatis Personae: President Trump – (PT); Vice President Pence – (VPP); EPA Administrator  Scott Pruitt – (SP); Rachel Maddow – (RM);

 

Scene 1- 8am White House West Wing; Oval Office, President Trump sitting at his desk.

PT – Mike. … Mike. … PENCE!!!!

VPP – Right here Mr. President.

PT – Quick, get Pruitt over here right away.

VPP – You know Mr. President the switchboard can do that for you.

PT – Too busy today Mike?  Sorry I put you out.  Please accept my apologies.  I’ll tell the Chief of Staff not to wake you before Wednesday.  Is that satisfactory, Your Highness?

VPP – Understood, I’ll tell Scott to get here ASAP.

PT – Another profile in courage by Mike Pence.

(Mike Pence walks out the door shaking his head.  Ten minutes later Scott Pruitt walks in)

SP – Mike said you needed me Mr. President.

PT – Scott, look at this fake news on MSNBC.

(President Trump puts the cable show up on a conference monitor.  Rachel Maddow is reporting triumphantly on a Court ruling that prevents an Administration action.

RM – And the 4th Circuit Court’s decision effectively prevents the EPA from firing the Obama holdovers for at least 5 years.  The court further specified that the workers must be employed in environmental project work only.

SP – I’m afraid it’s true.  I’ve got forty Obama appointees each making two hundred grand apiece and the only way to get rid of them is have them quit.  And there’s no way on earth they’ll do that now.  Environmental projects aren’t exactly difficult.

PT – Pruitt, you low energy loser, I’ve been defending you against the press and Democrats for weeks.

If you don’t come up with a solution to this I’ll feed you to the lions.

SP – Yes Mr. President.  Hmmm, lions.

Scene 2- 8pm MSNBC Studio of the Rachel Maddow Show.  Maddow is sitting at her desk, and on the screen is President Trump.

RM – We’re coming to you live with this exclusive interview with President Donald Trump as he reacts to the stunning defeat of his assault on the EPA.  Mr. Trump, does the judicial reversal of your illegal firings spell the end of your charmed reign of terror?  Will this represent the beginning of the end for your Administration and the chance for Hillary Clinton to be restored to her rightful place as Madame President?

PT – Rachel, that studio you’re in must be too cold because under that boy’s haircut you’ve developed brain freeze.  Crooked Hillary is detoxing in a sanitarium while Bill frolics with the maid.  And, of course, my administration will completely comply with any legitimate judicial decision, no matter how asinine it may be.

RM – Well, despite your homophobic jibe it must distress you greatly that these Obama appointees will be doing everything in their power to save the environment from your friends, the rapacious wolves of Wall Street.

PT – Well Rachel, you’re very much mistaken.  I thought long and hard about what fitting assignment I could find for these unselfish champions of the environment.  Luckily, Administrator Pruitt found just the project.  It seems that there has been of late an invasive species causing terrible environmental damage down in Florida.  It’s a tragic situation.  And even though this species is doing untold environmental harm all true lovers of Mother Earth would want these invaders treated humanely.  So, in keeping with that humanity, I’ve assigned these forty environmental champions with the difficult but incredibly rewarding task of capturing by hand the tens of thousands of Burmese Pythons now infesting the Everglades National Park.  It will be dangerous and hopefully torturously uncomfortable, but we will make sure that these heroes of Gaia spend the rest of my administration up to their armpits in pythons and swamp mud.  Of course, if they don’t feel up to the challenge, they can of course resign.  But we don’t imagine they could consider that.

RM – I know I’m an atheist but is it possible you actually are Satan.

PT – Sucks to be you toots.  Trump out.

RM – Well folks, he’s done it again.  This is not a nightmare.  This really is life in Trump’s America.  Good night?

Larry Correia Describes His Disinvitation by Origins Game Fair

Vox had a couple of posts up about this but I figured it would be useful to have Larry’s first hand version.  It does highlight what Vox says about SJWs using any means possible to destroy those who resist their demands.  Larry truly is a moderate guy and the charges used to attack him are laughably untrue.  And he is successful enough that this is more of an insult than an injury but it shows how they can destroy less successful people working anywhere near  an SJW area of influence.  A cautionary tale.

Statement Concerning My Being Disinvited as the Guest of Honor for Origins Game Fair

17MAY2018 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Michael Walsh – Great Men, Black Swans and the End of the Mandarins

Walsh reviews the pedigree of the bureaucracy’s hold on Washington  going back to the Progressives proclaiming the need for wise men to tell us rubes what’s best.  Pretty good read.  Like his example at the end of the Trump alternative.  Put our embassy in Jerusalem and tell the Israelis we won’t punish them for defending their own people from rioters and terrorists.

Great Men, Black Swans, and the End of the Mandarins

Texas Movies for Americans Hollywood Left Behind

Going along with the Tim Allen news here’s a film producer who’s trying to provide Hollywood unfriendly fare for Middle America.  Here are some quotes from the article.

“Dragged Across Concrete,” starring Mel Gibson as a cop accused of beating a suspect.

His October release, “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” passed the test. Mr. Vaughn portrayed an out-of-work mechanic who killed Mexican drug dealers to protect his wife from a forced abortion. It had a tiny theatrical release with little media coverage, but its DVDs were a hit at Walmart as soon as they hit the shelves.

Mr. Sonnier’s company, Cinestate , which made “Brawl,” is backed by an anonymous Texas oil heiress, he says, to produce “populist entertainment.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/from-texas-movies-for-americans-hollywood-left-behind-1526400385

 

I’ll have Netflix send me  “Brawl in Cell Block 99.”  It couldn’t be any worse than half the crap that wins an Oscar.  Plus Vaughn is usually entertaining even in stuff that’s not great.

Fox Revives Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing”

So, after the success of the Roseanne revival and realizing that the Tim Allen character was also a Trump supporter and that the show had an eight million strong audience Fox which produced the show for ABC has decided to revive it.     https://decider.com/2018/05/14/fox-explains-last-man-standing-renewal/

I liked the show.  But it was already in its sixth season and the plots were feeling kind of thin.  Also most of the political shots at Obama had evaporated and the wife actually was a Hillary fan so that was pretty rough.  But I think that since they’re bringing it back on the strength of the Roseanne phenomenon that maybe they’ll amp up the Trump love and compete for the conservative voters.  That could work out very well.  Tim Allen could really get some mileage playing both sides of the Trump card.  Playful shots at the larger than life Trump persona and skillful savaging of the anti-American left would go a long way toward giving the right the kind of red meat they haven’t had from television since … never?

So, welcome back Mike Baxter, long may you vlog from your office at Outdoorsman.  And even if it only lasts for a year or two it’s the first time ever that a show came back because it was conservative.  What’s next flying pigs?

Good Grief! Another Book I Have To Read! The Great Revolt by Selena Zito

The link is to an article by the author giving the fifty cent summation of her book.  Well, here’s more sleep deprivation for yours truly.  This book rightly concentrates on the people who voted Trump in and looks at the constituency instead of the man who figured out it was there.  Should be an interesting read if it is substantive.  After all if all that is needed is a simple why then I can answer that.  It’s because the Left was trying to bury us.

https://townhall.com/columnists/salenazito/2018/05/15/the-great-revolt-n2480737

15MAY2018 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Why is Trump A President Like No Other by Victor Davis Hanson

My post here is an echo of an echo.  Hanson is giving a description of Conrad Black’s biography of Trump, “Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other“.  Victor Davis Hanson is very often a good read, no matter the subject, and this article is no different.  It has inspired me to get this biography even though I recently read a different (and less friendly one) one.   I liked Hanson’s review so I reviewed it!  Seriously, there’s nothing groundbreaking in this article but if you are interested in the biography and like Hanson’s style it’s a nice read.

[post script – After further reflection this is actually an echo of an echo of an echo.  I’m writing about Hanson writing about Black writing about Trump]

 

Why Trump Is a President Like No Other