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Schiff melting…

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Anyone who thinks Rep. Adam Schiff is an  honorable man  is insane.   Anyone who believes he is not pathological in his pursuit of the extermination of Pres. Trump has not been paying attention.   The man is a lie machine, and he produces untruths deliberately,  even though he has been caught repeatedly.   Like most of his colleagues,  he calculates that if the lies are accepted as truth by some voters, or catch fire from the media’s endless endorsement and repetition it might prevent Orange Man’s re-election.   He  is claiming  that Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz is not a “reputable constitutional law expert.”   He apparently also thought  staring at  the Trump team as they rattled off his lies would somehow either intimidate them or make himself appear innocent.

Democrats believe ordinary Americans are simultaneously gullible as hell and as corrupt as they are.  I do think Americans are far too trusting of government and those who run it,  but I don’t find them to be corrupt or venal in their everyday lives.  Most of us try to do the right thing.  Too few of us are suspicious of politicians who claim to be doing the right thing for the children or the undocumented,  or the country,  or the working man ,  or the climate — you fill in the blank — you’ve heard them all.

News flash — politicians generally do “the right thing” for themselves,  but very seldom for Americans or America.  Every Democratic presidential candidate wants open borders,  free everything for their voters, dissolution of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, and government control of everything.   Adam Schiff is a fine representative of the Democratic Party.   He lies,  he misstates,  he misquotes,  he  makes false  claims.   And he  does it  repeatedly.  It is who and what he is,  not merely what he does.  You can stir in Pelosi and Nadler and Schumer and the brew tastes just as bitter.   If I had the misfortune to be as U.S. Senator during this tawdry process,  I would seriously consider creating a medical emergency for him or me just to relieve the torture of the  Schiff display.   I’ve seen male peacocks strut their stuff to impress females,  but their tail feathers make a fan of beauty so impressive that they have earned their vanity. The only person  Schiff impresses is himself.

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January 23, 2020 at 11:33 am

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Clearview app…

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Are you good  with a system  by which someone could snap your picture on the sidewalk then use an app to quickly discover your name, address,  and other information?  Too bad if you’re not pleased,  because many law enforcement agencies are already using the system.   The artificial intelligence has already grabbed over 3 billion pictures  from  Facebook,  Venmo,  YouTube and elsewhere.  It the AI finds a match,  it serves it serves them up with links to sites where those database photos originally appeared.

The FBI’s own database,  which taps passport and driver’s license photos,  is one of the largest,  but has only 641 million images of US citizens.   If none of this concerns you,  please wake up,  because it should.   Law enforcement is already claiming the database has helped them solve crimes.   Isn’t that what they always claim?  There is a discussion in the House,  but no bill exists to protect our privacy.  If you want some protection, stay on your Congress critters’ asses.



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January 22, 2020 at 12:49 pm

Our socialist mistress…

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Are you aware that both Bernie Sanders and AOC claim to be Democratic Socialists?  If so,  thank you for paying attention to two of the most dangerous Congressional critters in existence.   If you have been watching and listening,  you don’t agree with her that the Democratic Party  is a  center-conservative party.

Here are  some things  Bernie believes.   Note that he doesn’t appear to grasp that the government itself depends on the monies it takes by force from individuals.   It has little ability to generate income.  Where do you imagine the federal government will get the money it needs for free college education for all?   Not a small point to ponder…

What’s the difference between socialism and democratic socialism?  That depends entirely on who answers the question.   It also requires a total willingness to lie, together with a lack of common sense and little knowledge.  Sanders and AOC certainly exemplify the adherents of one of the more poisonous isms.   Both like the plan because they believe they will be in charge and will therefore be unstoppable.   Large and in charge,  I think the saying goes.  Like Antifa, they are the opposite of what they claim to be.   They operate under very similar principles.

But I am indebted to AOC for warning the public just how far left she is and that she and her colleagues have no desire to help ordinary Americans.

UPDATE:  And AOC  proved it  at a rally yesterday, because if you have power, you will control money.



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January 21, 2020 at 1:11 pm

Wild country, wild weather…

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Australia is home to some strange weather phenomenons,  and the  dust storm  called a haboob is certainly one of them.   The long-term drought in that nation has made such storms more frequent and displaced more soil.

That was in New South Wales.   Melbourne  suffered huge  hailstones and  torrential  rain.   Add that to the fires…



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January 20, 2020 at 1:55 pm

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Here’s the response…

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If you were wondering what the White House response to impeachment would be,  wonder no more.   The response was delivered before the 5:00 PM deadline yesterday,  calling for the rejection of both articles.

As for the actual Senate process,  I expect the Democrats will attempt to turn it into a Kavanaugh-style pool of chaos and confusion.   I am betting they will only partially succeed and will quickly take to using the press to get their lies out, since the Speaker has already begun that,  having grinned like a Cheshire cat and  fist-bumped  Bill Maher when she appeared on his show.   Has she forgotten her   own warnings  to her caucus to appear solemn and her claiming that impeachment was such a sad occasion?   Apparently so,  but I predict her grin won’t be on display much this coming week.

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January 19, 2020 at 8:20 pm

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Lunches they like?

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Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction demanded schools waste precious resources on “healthy” food normal children don’t want to eat.  School-lunch prisoners,  I call them,  condemned to an onslaught of tasteless food pretending to be something else,  and low-sodium nightmares.   First,  less than 10% of the US population is salt-sensitive.   The rest of us can safely gobble up potato chips and other toothsome goodies everyone solemnly says are not good for us.   In fact,  the human body needs a certain amount of sodium to survive.

The Agriculture Department under His Oneness claimed the food waste exhibited was not substantially higher than under previous regulations.  That is partly true,  but mostly because schools learned quite quickly which pile of awfulness students would not eat,  so they had a single pan of it instead of 20 or 50 pans.  Voila —  less waste!

You can eat healthy food which tastes good —  Indian cuisine offers many low-calorie,  meatless options,  but one must use spices.  Schools are trained to produce cheap food and they don’t keep an array of spices in the kitchens.  Mostly they buy large pans of pre-cooked foods and reheat them.  They are as far as one can imagine from the school of my youth,  where the cook refused to allow the school board to replace her old wood-burning stove with an electric model,  cooked everything from scratch and made rolls or biscuits daily.  It was country cooking with salt and butter and appropriate spices and herbs,  and it tasted good.  We had a machine which dispensed whole milk upon request.   I don’t remember my fellow students having food allergies.   If anyone did,  they didn’t make a fuss about it.

Hurrah for Pres. Trump  on further loosening of the tyrannical restriction Michelle  Obama put  in place.   And he did this  on her  birthday!



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January 18, 2020 at 1:13 pm

Sir Roger Scruton, R.I.P.

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If you do not know who this gentleman was,  read  this appreciation  by Rod Dreher.   Sir Roger was a man of extraordinary and diverse talents and no small amount of personal courage.   He lived his beliefs in full and never tired of learning.   He will be sorely missed.

You can learn more of this remarkable man,  in his own words,  here.    And,  because his own country seldom appreciated him,  here’s  one from  a countryman.   And  another from  fellow conservatives in the USA.

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January 17, 2020 at 1:23 pm