It’s Official, Leftist Journalistic Hatchet-Man Admits Russiagate Has Destroyed the Credibility of the “Press”

Matt Taibbi, the Rolling Stone hatchet-man, has the bare honesty to admit that the outright lies that were the stock in trade of the Russiagate frenzy have convinced an outright majority of Americans that the press was in the bag for the Dems and they shouldn’t believe anything the press tells them about President Trump.

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/russiagate-is-wmd-times-a-million?

It’s a long, boring, rambling indictment but to give him credit it’s pretty substantive and paints his allies on the Left as at best partisan fools and at worst perjured criminals.

One cheer for Matt Taibbi?

What Are the Priorities?  (Part 1)

In the world that we find ourselves in, what are the most important things?  To my mind, the most important thing is to save the next generation from the poison flooding the world.  That’s education and protection.  After that I’d say the priority is to harm our enemies. Those seem to me to be the most important things.

Let me start with the second item first.  How do we harm our enemies?  We attack the things that benefit them most.  One of those things is the federal government.

The swamp in Washington is a double dip.  First off it is paid for from our taxes.  So, these vampires by definition are making us weaker just by existing.  Secondly, these useless people use their positions to undermine our way of life at every turn possible.  They attack us from the Education Department, the IRS, all of the regulatory agencies that force businesses to discriminate against us and micro-manage our every move.  In addition, in their private lives these blood-suckers donate this money we pay them to Democrats and non-profits that work against our interests wherever they can.  Thinning their numbers even by a little is a big net positive.  President Trump is working at this steadily.  This is a good thing.

Next on the list of things to harm is Silicon Valley.  This is a triple dip.  First off Google and Amazon and the others are paid by the NSA, CIA and the FBI with our own money to spy on us and gaslight us.  Secondly, these same companies, de-platform and marginalize us at every turn and thirdly these tech companies are havens for myriads of the most progressive and poisonous of SJWs and also import enormous numbers of foreigners.  Here there have been hints by the President and his administration that steps can be taken to tackle these problems.  But so much more can be done.  Deplatforming and active sabotage of non-leftist businesses and individuals are probably the easiest target for the Justice Department and the Commerce Department to attack.  I would hope to see more of that sort of activity now that the AG has been installed.

Next in line is the schools and colleges.  This also a simple matter of the Justice Department exposing and prosecuting the anti-male, anti-white bigotry that passes for business as usual on campus.  Every time a campus riot is allowed to deny a speaker the right to appear at a speech or rally this should be followed up with a lawsuit against Berkley or Harvard or Columbia.  Every time a professor harasses a student for not agreeing to a leftist statement unrelated to the curriculum of the course a complaint should be lodged and legal action taken.  And the other action to be taken is the purse strings.  The federal government must cut off funding any of these curricula that promote useless and damaging pursuits.  Anything with the word “Studies” after it is probably a good bet.  Women’s Studies, Queer Studies, etc.  This would also be very fertile ground since without a doubt no matter how little remains of these departments more could still be trimmed without fear of losing something useful.

So President Trump, here is your template for helping your supporter.  Read it and do it.

In the second part of this essay I’ll consider what should be done to protect our own.

Thoughts on the Smollett Travesty

As with everyone else I’ve been amused by the level of dishonesty on exhibit by the various Progressive participants in this farce.  At the primary level we have Smollett and his Nigerian-American assistants who faked an attack and made a false police report.  They sparked a spate of politician and celebrity condemnations of President Trump, republicans, and in general, anyone who doubted the story.

At the secondary level we have all of these defenders of Smollett who even after the Chicago police confirmed Smollett’s part in the event refused to condemn him.  This is despite the testimony of the brothers who assisted him in the hoax.  They still doubt his culpability, preferring to doubt the police testimony rather than face reality about their ally.

And finally, at the tertiary level we have the media which has gone to great lengths to provide support for Smollett and his defenders in an ever-changing narrative for why all of this is President Trump’s fault.  Initially, the story was that President Trump’s supporters were the attackers.  Then we were told that background levels of racism were what inspired Smollett to exaggerate this particular incident.  And now the story says that the real victims are those poor future victims of racism who won’t be believed because of this present event.

But just as interesting is looking at the way the various voices on the Right have looked at it.  One of the more interesting discussions came from the Z-Man.  http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=16618

His main point was that the Left isn’t going to acknowledge their error and they aren’t going to learn a lesson.  That is why a long string of hoaxes will never lead to an apology from the Left.  And that is why right-wing pundits hoping to reason with the Left are wasting their time.

Perhaps the only useful thing that can happen during one of these events is to help sort out the real allegiance of those in the middle.  When some allegedly neutral party starts telling us not to judge or excuses the hoax based on historical oppression you’ve learned something.  On the other hand, if you ever find an assumed leftist who finally sees the light you’ve probably found a normie who has finally had enough hypocrisy.

Interestingly, even someone who in the last few years has been vilified by the Alt-Right as the epitome of Never-Trump foolishness can be acknowledged for a sensible insight into the phoniness of these leftist hoaxes.  Here Vox Day acknowledges that even Jonah Goldberg can provide a sensible argument to show the absurdity of these hoaxes.  https://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-obvious-implication-of-hoax-crimes.html

The only way I can see good coming from all these events is if someone made a movie out of all these hoax exposures and let it be distributed as widely as possible.  Of course, Hollywood and the media companies would never allow their distribution network to show it and the colleges would probably unleash antifa on any student groups that attempted to show it on campus but even internet access would be something useful.  It really is remarkable how outrageous some of these phony hate crimes are.

I wonder what the next one will be.

Trump Should Get to Pick the Next Trump

Listening to the Powerline interview of Michael Anton.  The interviewer asked a very  salient question.  Who comes after Trump?  Anton said maybe Senator Cotton might be the closest to Trump in policy position, but that nobody else had the loyalty of the Deplorables the way President Trump does.  And that is true.  And also Trump is the one with the instincts to know who is real and who is “fake.”  I’ve said this before but it bears repeating as we progress through President Trump’s term in office.  He needs to be the one to anoint his successor.

I think it will be very interesting to see if Mike Pence will be his running mate in 2020.  I think Pence probably will be but I wouldn’t be shocked if he weren’t.  President Trump has a great responsibility to try to extend the time during which changes to the troubled status-quo can occur.  Sixteen or even twenty four years is only a part of the time that is needed to repair the damage that has already been done to the Republic.  We need to think of even eight years of reform as just the start of what must be done if we expect normalcy to ever recover.  We need a string of Trump like presidents just to get back to zero.

Sounds impossible.  But stranger things have happened.  Meanwhile hopefully Trump is already thinking about who his successor will be in five years.

Michael Anton is Interviewed on Powerline

Michael Anton wrote the Flight 93 election back in 2016 and he is one of the people who recognized how important it was to beat Hillary Clinton.  He has served in the Trump White House and he is a Claremont guy.  I think he is one of the smarter guys out there and he’s on our side.  I found this podcast very interesting.

 

 

The Power Line Show, Ep. 110: After the Flight 93 Election

Trump Announces Rosenstein’s Replacement

Everything takes forever in Washington.  Now it’ll be a month until we have Rosenstein’s replacement in place.  Rosen is currently Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.  I hope President Trump has some feel good stuff coming up soon because I haven’t seen any winning in a while and I’m getting bored.

White House Officially Announces Rosenstein Replacement – Jeffrey Rosen to Deputy AG…

18FEB2019 – American Greatnesss Post of the Day – Foggy Crossroads by Angelo Codevilla

Codevilla reviews what he thinks the choices are for President Trump.  Either deliver the Wall and Immigration Law enforcement or lose in 2020.  He also discusses the bi-party ruling class and what part they play in our awful politics.  No surprises here.  Just the outline of what to look for going into the coming election cycle.

Foggy Crossroads

16FEB2019 – OCF Update

This has been a pretty eventful week compared to the preceding few.  William Barr was approved as the new Attorney General.  The President has declared a National Emergency on the southern border and expressed his intention to use that declaration to build a wall on the border.  The useless Congress has produced a bloated awful budget document.  The President continues to chip away at the Obama legacy such as the “disparate impact” criterion by which even good legislation is made worse.  Amazon has reneged on their decision to put a headquarters in New York City, much to the sorrow of Mayor De Blasio and Governor Cuomo (they really need the tax dollars) but much to the delight of that dingbat Ocasio-Cortez.  Even the Chicago Police Department couldn’t acquiesce in Jussie Smollett’s lies about being attacked by MAGA quoting noose brandishing hooligans and seem to have identified the alleged attackers as a Nigerian actor on the show Empire and his brother.  Another four or five Democrats have declared their 2020 Presidential race aspirations.  One of them, Elizabeth Warren was mocked mercilessly by Howie Carr in the Boston Herald because of her ongoing exposure as a lying hypocrite who used her fake native American ethnicity as a ticket to the Harvard Law School faculty and thereby fame, fortune and a senate seat.

I have some more winter photos and I’m embarking on a project in astrophotography.  And because this is Orion’s Cold Fire my first subject will be in the constellation of Orion and I’ll use the Orion 10010 Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount to track with.  I’m very excited but full of trepidation over the time needed to master the equipment side of it.

On the review side I’ll continue to plow through the Twilight Zone and I’m a third of the way through the latest Galaxy’s Edge volume (Retribution) and will review it when completed.

Now I’m off to my grandson’s basketball game.  Have a nice Saturday everybody.

President Trump is Looking to End Disparate Impact as an Affirmative Action Tool

In addition to the other benefits we get from a Trump presidency he is working to defang all of the regulatory tools that Obama inflicted on us during his regime. Among those disparate impact is one of the most noxious.

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/02/14/trump_looks_to_end_numbers-only_bias_theory_governing_american_life.html

Good read.