OK — this is just funny:
“…you better not miss.”
Victor Davis Hanson summarizes what we now know about the failed Deep State efforts since 2016 to delegitimize, undermine and remove the duly elected president of the United States. As Hanson notes, “there are many elements to what in time likely will become recognized as the greatest scandal in American political history…”
In candidate and President Trump’s case that prepping of the battlefield translated into a coordinated effort among the media, political progressives and celebrities to so demonize Trump that his imminent removal likely would appear a relief to the people. Anything was justified that led to that end.
All through the 2016 campaign and during the first two years of the Trump presidency the media’s treatment, according to liberal adjudicators of press coverage, ran about 90 percent negative toward Trump—a landmark bias that continues today.
It’s worth noting this demonization efforts extends to Trump’s supporters. In its haste to smear Trump and the MAGA movement, the media recently got both the story of the Covington students and a hoax ‘hate crime’ against a TV star badly wrong. But they wonder why so many Americans are receptive to the charge the corporate news media is “fake news.” Hanson continues:
At the same time, liberal attorneys, foundations, Democratic politicians, and progressive activists variously sued to overturn the election on false charges of rigged voting machines. They sought to subvert the Electoral College. They introduced articles of impeachment. They sued to remove Trump under the Emoluments Clause. They attempted to invoke the 25th Amendment. And they even resurrected the ossified Logan Act—before focusing on the appointment of a special counsel to discredit the Trump presidency. Waiting for the 2020 election was seen as too quaint.
During the 2016 election, the Obama Department of Justice warped the Clinton email scandal investigation, from Bill Clinton’s secret meeting on an airport tarmac with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, to unethical immunity given to the unveracious Clinton aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, to James Comey’s convoluted predetermined treatment of “likely winner” Clinton, and to DOJ’s Bruce Ohr’s flagrant conflict of interests in relation to Fusion GPS.
About a dozen FBI and DOJ grandees have now resigned, retired, been fired, or reassigned for unethical and likely illegal behavior—and yet have not faced criminal indictments.
Here’s hoping the key word in that last paragraph is “yet.”
The Crown Jewel in the coup was the appointment of special counsel Robert Muller to discover supposed 2016 Trump-Russian election collusion. Never has any special investigation been so ill-starred from its conception. Mueller… packed his investigative team with lots of Clinton donors and partisans, some of whom had legally represented Clinton subordinates and even the Clinton Foundation or voiced support for anti-Trump movements…
Mueller’s preemptive attacks offered an effective offensive defense for the likely felonious behavior of John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Bruce Ohr, Peter Strzok, and a host of others. While the Mueller lawyers threatened to destroy the lives of bit players like Jerome Corsi, George Papadopoulos, and Roger Stone, they de facto provided exemption to a host of the Washington hierarchy who had lied under oath, obstructed justice, illegally leaked to the press, unmasked and leaked names of surveilled Americans, and misled federal courts under the guise of a “higher loyalty” to the cause of destroying Donald J. Trump.
…sanctimonious arrogant bureaucrats in suits and ties used their government agencies to seek to overturn the 2016 election, abort a presidency, and subvert the U.S. Constitution. And they did all that and more on the premise that they were our moral superiors and had uniquely divine rights to destroy a presidency that they loathed.
And if there’s any justice left in this nation, their overreach will result in the destruction of an unelected Deep State apparatus that patriots have come to loathe. I’ve sensed in recent days the administration may be preparing to finally counterattack this network and pursue these traitors. I pray that is in fact the case. If our Republic is to survive, a very painful and public example must be made. Make the rubble bounce, Mr. President!
The battle lines are being drawn ever more starkly in this country, between those who believe in the sanctity of life, and those who believe it to be just another disposable commodity.
Pro-abortion activists believe Ruth Bader Ginsburg is their last hope of protecting the travesty known as Roe v. Wade. And perhaps they’re right. Interestingly, the “Notorious RBG” hasn’t been seen in public in over a month, having missed several oral arguments at the Supreme Court due to health issues (out of character for her). Has anyone done a wellness check on her lately? Some thought Tuesday’s State of the Union address might confirm whether she’s still an active Supreme Court Justice or we’re seeing a Democrat reenactment of the movie “Weekend at Bernie’s.” But now we’re told she’ll be skipping it due to a schedule conflict. How… convenient.
Sensing their time is short, abortionists are moving quickly to emplace laws at the State level that would allow the slaughter of the unborn to continue regardless the fate of the Roe precedent. In their haste, they are dropping any pretense this is somehow about making abortion “safe, legal and rare,” as the tagline used to go. No, this flurry of activity is about making abortion available on demand at any time, for any reason…
…including just after birth:
Virginia’s governor has drawn backlash after suggesting that a pregnancy could be terminated after the baby’s birth, as the state debates a bill relaxing restrictions on third trimester abortions. Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, made the shocking remarks in an interview with WTOP-FM on Wednesday, as he attempted to explain a Democrat delegate’s earlier remarks.
Northam, a pediatric neurologist(!), described a hypothetical situation where a severely deformed newborn infant could be left to die. He said that if a woman were to desire an abortion as she’s going into labor, the baby would be delivered and then ‘resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue’ between doctors and the mother.
So does this mean that for a period of time after a
clump of cells fetus baby leaves the womb and draws breath it is still fair game for abandonment and death? How long is that period? Hours? Days? Weeks? What if an impaired child affects a mother’s “mental health” when it reaches two years old? The current crush of new laws go to great lengths to remove criminal penalties for killing an unborn child while assaulting the mother. Activists correctly realized the contradiction in charging “fetal homicide” while still permitting abortion. Their solution is to completely dehumanize the unborn in the eyes of the law, so they only become a “person” when born to a woman who wants them. “Women’s rights” do not include being allowed to play God.
We’re constantly berated that nobody has the right to tell a woman what to do with her body. But an unborn child is not the woman’s body. It is a distinct individual, with its own DNA, fingerprints, and future. Any person’s choices are limited by society to the extent they impact others, and this, above all, should be no exception. Aside from rape, every woman exercises her ‘choice’ in this matter by choosing to abstain from, or engage in, sexual activity. Abortionists like to “what if” all manner of horrific but statistically insignificant scenarios, but the conclusion is inescapable the overwhelming majority of abortions are simply birth control after the fact, at the cost of a human life.
It’s only a small step, not a slope, from this point to arguing that any inconvenient life can be terminated. The concept of “assisted suicide” already allows people to end their own life if they find it “too painful.” But last year the Netherlands began an investigation into a doctor who allegedly had family hold a patient down while he inserted a fatal IV drip against her will.
I commented recently on the willingness of political opponents now to say things that would have been considered beyond the pale just a generation ago: “Put the MAGA hat kids in the woodchipper,” “Burn their school down,” and of course an alleged comedian holding a simulated severed head of the president. Add this to the general devaluation of life that abortion and euthanasia represent, and we have an explosive cocktail indeed. Earlier generations of Marxists had no qualms about “breaking a few eggs” in the quest for their socialist paradise. Given the opportunity, I suspect their ideological descendants today would feel the same way.
Still wonder why many of us are determined to protect the right to bear arms? In a culture of death, the means of self-defense are essential.
Do you know what direction your State is headed on this issue? Will it protect the first heartbeat, or enable the murder of a person on the verge of birth? How will you help ensure your State chooses life?
Pardon the long post as I parse the issue du jour. Given the wide reach of Outrage, Inc., you may have heard how a group of MAGA-hat-wearing Catholic high school boys surrounded and intimidated a Native American elder in Washington D.C. Saturday, treating him with utter disrespect.
What you probably didn’t hear was:
- The young men were waiting for their charter bus as instructed by their teachers, and passing the time laughing and socializing as high-spirited young men do.
- They were harassed and insulted for about half an hour by a small group of radical “Black Hebrews,” who accused whites (and Donald Trump) of being pro-homosexual, and who called a black teen in the group “nigger” and urged him to abandon his white friends.
- The Native American elder, Nathan Phillips, who appears to be a professional grievancemonger, walked into the group of kids and began beating his drum inches from the face of one of them.
How do I know these things? Because I sought out and viewed longer film clips than the carefully selected 90-second vignettes and still photos curated by the liberal legacy press, including a nearly 2-hour one filmed by the “Black Hebrews” themselves:
Timestamps (please note: the “Hebrew” cameraman is very liberal with his profanity):
Beginning: notice the “Hebrews” are first yelling at the Native Americans, telling them they “lost their land” because they “worshipped creation rather than the Creator.” One can only imagine the coverage had this been a group of white Christians saying that to the Native protestors. They go on to claim that “native Americans, Hispanics and blacks” are the “real” children of Israel, and the Jews of today are “imposters.” (44:00) This is the thrust of the first 45 minutes of the video.
At 44:30, the cameraman notices a few students standing by with “MAGA” sweaters and hats. “These are the people who are going to f*** your country up, Mr. White Man” the cameraman says.
At 46:18 the speaker refers to a nearby priest (who was probably part of the March for Life) as a “faggot” and “Father Hands.” By this point more students are showing up (remember: they’d been told to gather at the Jefferson Memorial to be picked up by their bus). The speaker refers to all of them (Catholics) as “child-molesting faggots” like “your president, Donald Trump.”
At 49:00, while arguing with a black man who’s calling them out for their hateful speech, the cameraman asks why he wants to fight with his “brothers” with “all these dirty-a** crackers behind you, with their red Make America Great Again hats on… racist b*stards…”
This is what these kids unknowingly went into, following their instructions on where to assemble at the end of the March for Life and visiting D.C. I’m reasonably sure they had never encountered anything quite like it back in Kentucky.
The speaker begins to address the kids directly (50:00), saying it’s only whites “who shoot up schools.” When the kids turn away from him, he begins to ridicule them. At 53:00 he notes some of the kids had come back, after taking their hats off. (Remember – they were where they’d been told to go… could it be they were trying to diffuse the situation?) At 59:00, seeing more and more kids show up, “look at all these demons… vicious crowd.”
By 1:07:00, the speaker is focused solely on the kids, calling them “incest babies” and such. The kids (all but one on a skateboard — not clear if he’s part of the school group) keep their distance. They begin chanting school spirit cheers, to drown out and mock the abuse being hurled their way.
Only at the one hour, 12-minute mark do we finally first see Nathan Phillips, the “Native Elder.” He and a group with cameras behind him, walks up to the group of kids. He moves to them… not the other way around. Note: the kids were already chanting school spirit chants in response to the insults of the Black Hebrews. They did NOT start in response to Phillips and his drum. As one kid later wrote to a local TV station, from their perspective, it was like Phillips wanted to join in with them or something.
Over the next couple minutes, Phillips continues to work his way into the group of teens. This is how he became “surrounded.” He is the instigator of confrontation, not the teens. He stops in front of one bewildered young man and continues to beat on his drum. Frankly the kid shows admirable restraint at this invasion of his personal space. He also seems to be quite aware of the number of cameras being shoved in his face. What would most adults do in such a situation?
At 1:17:00, as the groups have converged, an adult’s voice can be heard telling the kids “back it up.” The kids move back from the “Hebrews.” Just before 1:19:00, the Hebrews start insulting a black student for associating with the rest of the group.
Sadly, the school has already issued a condemnation of the kids based on initial reporting. (Feel free to let them know they made a mistake.) Meanwhile various reporters are looking to identify the teens, with one even asking on Twitter that people with copies of the school’s yearbook contact her! This is completely unacceptable.
The school’s objective was to have their kids participate in the March for Life protest against the continuing scourge of abortion. But it’s safe to say these kids learned some unintentional, yet valuable lessons about the condition of their country and the mendacity of the press. It remains to be seen, however, how much they’ll pay for those lessons at the hands of people who hate them simply because of who they are. And yet the kids are supposed to be the racists?
It’s no secret the U.S. and China are increasingly at odds with each other. China fully recognizes — even embraces — this development, pouring effort into projects like the Confucious Institutes and developing spies among the key staff of important members of Congress. China holds a significant fraction of the U.S. public debt — a potential lever in any showdown, given our nation’s reliance on deficit-spending. While we’ve heard nothing but “Russia, Russia, Russia” since the 2016 presidential election, it’s China that poses the most long-term threat to U.S. national security.
And yet, we continue to enable them:
There are two ways for spies to alter the guts of computer equipment. One, known as interdiction, consists of manipulating devices as they’re in transit from manufacturer to customer. This approach is favored by U.S. spy agencies, according to documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The other method involves seeding changes from the very beginning.
One country in particular has an advantage executing this kind of attack: China, which by some estimates makes 75 percent of the world’s mobile phones and 90 percent of its PCs…
Supermicro had been an obvious choice to build Elemental’s servers. Headquartered north of San Jose’s airport, up a smoggy stretch of Interstate 880, the company was founded by Charles Liang, a Taiwanese engineer who attended graduate school in Texas and then moved west to start Supermicro with his wife in 1993. Silicon Valley was then embracing outsourcing, forging a pathway from Taiwanese, and later Chinese, factories to American consumers, and Liang added a comforting advantage: Supermicro’s motherboards would be engineered mostly in San Jose, close to the company’s biggest clients, even if the products were manufactured overseas.
Today, Supermicro sells more server motherboards than almost anyone else. It also dominates the $1 billion market for boards used in special-purpose computers, from MRI machines to weapons systems. Its motherboards can be found in made-to-order server setups at banks, hedge funds, cloud computing providers, and web-hosting services, among other places. Supermicro has assembly facilities in California, the Netherlands, and Taiwan, but its motherboards—its core product—are nearly all manufactured by contractors in China…
“Think of Supermicro as the Microsoft of the hardware world,” says a former U.S. intelligence official who’s studied Supermicro and its business model. “Attacking Supermicro motherboards is like attacking Windows. It’s like attacking the whole world.”
The entire, detailed article, is worth reading. As you do, consider that our government increasingly uses server-enabled cloud computing, even for the most sensitive of information. Does it make sense for our government and military to use hardware produced by our all-but-in-name adversary? What carefully implanted surprises now await us in an actual showdown with this emerging power? Shouldn’t our policy be to encourage cost-effective manufacturers here at home?
Over the past 30 years the world became obsessed with obtaining cheap products from China. We’re finding out now they may have cost more than we ever suspected.
Make America great again — make America self-reliant, manufacturing its own goods again.
This observation is worth reading in its entirety:
How many flood victims in South Texas have been rescued by the Antifa navy?
Just asking, because on TV this week I’ve been watching the “Cajun Navy” pull one Dunkirk after another all around the Gulf Coast.
And those good old boys look like they just came off the set of “Duck Dynasty.” They could be wearing MAGA hats. Hell, I’ll bet one or two of them may have even been falsely accused of committing a fake hate crime or two since the election by some unhinged Social Justice Warrior.
They are, to coin a phrase, deplorables.
Hell, a Chick-fil-A franchise in Houston sent out a power boat to rescue a couple of elderly customers. And the old folks didn’t even ask if Chick-fil-A’s CEO is still opposed to gay marriage.
Is Michael Moore hosting an All-U-Can-Eat buffet for first responders in Harris County? If he were, surely MSNBC would be covering it, live.
Where are Elizabeth Warren, Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Colbert, etc. etc.?
Seriously, doesn’t it look like almost all of the heavy lifting in the wake of Harvey is being done by people who belong to what the Southern Poverty Law Center would describe as “hate groups?”
Speaking of which, when does the [Southern Poverty Law Center’s] food drive begin? (((Maybe once they’re done transfering all their donations to offshore accounts — Jemison))) Are the non-workers of the Socialist Workers Party and the Spartacist League loading any southbound 18-wheelers with relief supplies this weekend?
Maybe everyone in “the Resistance” is worn out from wearing pink hats and black masks and tipping over statues and sucker punching passers-by with bicycle locks in Berkeley and grabbing an old lady’s flag on the Boston Common and burning it — all those wonderful manifestations of how Love Trumps Hate, as they say.
As the Instapundit frequently says, “read the whole thing.” There are two groups of people in this land: those who build it up and those who tear it down. The former group is running out of patience with the latter’s yapping and worse, while contributing nothing to society. If Antifa hates it so badly here, then get the hell out (I hear the socialist paradise of Venezuela has plenty of openings for violent anarchists right about now). If it’s all just a pose, then you’re welcome to roll up your sleeves and do something more productive than chanting asinine slogans and showing your historical, political and economic ignorance loudly and violently.
It’s getting on the nerves of us busy ‘deplorables’ who believe in helping our neighbors, not ostracizing them over differences of opinion.