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How cool is this? An alternate universe where Hillary actually won the presidency;

A place for the unhinged triggered perpetually aggrieved, like a warm blanket wrapped in puppies.

The site is really pretty funny, all the fake news (of course the average drop in would not know it) you can wag a finger at, but drop the clutched pearls first.

Reading some of headlines got me thinking, what other nonsense would they believe?

1) The science is settled.
2) A first grader at Monmoth elementary school found a unicorn horn fragment in the school sandbox yesterday. “Peer reviewed” by the other first graders, the consensus being ,”I guess it could be part of a unicorn”, a study documenting the finding will be published in this month’s “Mythological Creature Review”.
3) A DNA test has revealed that Trump really is Hitler, a cloned Hitler.
4) The NY Times has just leaked a copy of Robert Byrd’s will identifying Steve Bannon as his illegitimate son.
5) Brian Pagliano, in a plea deal to avoid prison, provided heretofore unknown Clinton emails linking her to a paid hit squad that assassinated Ambassador Chris Stevens during the Benghazi attack. The emails revealed that Stevens had an affair with Chelsea back in 2011, whereby he refused to marry Chelsea after she became pregnant. A Stevens reply was attached to one of the emails where he stated he would rather nail his penis to a burning building than be part of the Clinton mob family.
6) A BLM activist found a new witness in the Ferguson area who gave an oral account of the event stating that Michael Brown really did have his hands up and said ,”Don’t shoot”. 2 other activists in the room, who heard the retelling, peer reviewed the account, settling the argument once and for all.

Oh, and those white folks that criticized Obama are racists, unable to overcome their racial prejudices and view Obama objectively, they will all buy that whopper.

Milo Is Getting His Ass Kicked

The backside of Milo Yiannopoulos is used to getting a lot of attention, he even brags about it. But the pounding of late I doubt he very much welcomes. Milo was riding high, a killer book deal “Dangerous” which I was much looking forward to, was slated for a March release with Amazon seeing record advance sales. And a surprise invite by CPAC to be a keynote speaker, curious on it’s face given his background but this is the year probity get’s its ass kicked and propriety (Trump as leader of the free world, more alternative universe shit). But much like a ,”Grab her by the pussy” garage tape emerging, we come to find out that Milo is just peechy with pedophilia;

During the campaign I had a minor dust up with one of our then regulars ( don’t remember who it was, so many deserted this place) over a Megyn Kelly interview on The Stern Show. These type of forums lend itself to hyperbole, being campy, and general over the top provocativety. Megyn tried to stir the conversation to serious matters but Stern wanted to talk sex and bra size. Concerning this interview Milo later said his words were misconstrued. TBH, that is going to be a real hard sell. He brought up pedophilia, not Rogan. This was all Milo, and now he is paying a heavy price;

Milo Yiannopoulos’s Dangerous will no longer be published by Simon & Schuster.

The Breitbart News editor’s book deal was canceled after comments Yiannopolous appeared to make about pedophilia surfaced online.

“After careful consideration, Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions imprint have canceled publication of Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulos,” the publisher said in a statement released Monday.

But it gets worse;

Following backlash over Yiannopoulos’s comments, The American Conservative Union (ACU) rescinded its invitation to Yiannopoulos to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are expected to appear.

This is one of those “A Bridge Too Far” moments. Folks will countenance a lot, pedophilia is not one of those things. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if the whole “I had consensual sex with a priest at 14………..and liked it” bit was made up to look edgy, and that may ultimately be his defacto fall back but this is really bad. Lives have been ruined by such behavior, to normalize this dynamic in any way is beyond the pail. Adults by nature are authority figures to kids, throw in the “my priest” angle, double whammy, like God is sanctioning such behavior. I’m pretty confident predator priests will get theirs come judgment day, but we here on earth want some justice as well and the Catholic Church has done themselves a disservice in ignoring/covering up blatantly criminal behavior.

Yeah, I’m willing to listen to Milo as he addresses this, still going to buy his book, whoever prints it.

Michael Vick brought himself back from the abyss, so did Mel Gibson, hell even Bill Clinton salvaged his life and without the least bit of remorse, but he was a democrat, they care little about contrition anyway. No, Milo has got a mammoth task in front of him.

Dipping A Toe In

Despite my spidey sense tingling like crazy and that little voice in my head saying, “Leave this one alone” my curiosity and a genuine heartfelt desire to educate myself on a topic I feel limited in, I’m going to throw out another climate change post, but from the position that I would like input from those so called experts for my on benefit.

First a disclaimer, I have no science background and 8 times out of 10 whenever the subject is brought up, it comes from a position of certitude so off putting (the science is settled so get with the program) or it is espoused by those so radical/tyrannical (anyone that denies climate change should be jailed) that my immediate reaction is to change the channel. I admit I must resist the urge to tune out, thus this post.

There is a group of Republicans that formed to address the seriousness of climate change, The Climate Leadership Council. Here is their mission statement;

Mounting evidence of climate change is growing too
strong to ignore. While the extent to which climate change
is due to man-made causes can be questioned, the risks
associated with future warming are too big and should be
hedged. At least we need an insurance policy. For too long,
many Republicans have looked the other way, forfeiting
the policy initiative to those who favor growth-inhibiting
command-and-control regulations, and fostering a needless
climate divide between the GOP and the scientific, business,
military, religious, civic and international mainstream.
Now that the Republican Party controls the White House and
Congress, it has the opportunity and responsibility to promote
a climate plan that showcases the full power of enduring
conservative convictions. Any climate solution should be based
on sound economic analysis and embody the principles of free
markets and limited government. As this paper argues, such
a plan could strengthen our economy, benefit working-class
Americans, reduce regulations, protect our natural heritage and
consolidate a new era of Republican leadership. These benefits
accrue regardless of one’s views on climate science

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What clued me on to these guys was a WSJ article I read this morning. It is a short piece, easily readable.

I would appreciate Stogy, CM, Hal, and Alex to comment on it from a position of;

Does this make sense to you?
Does it go far enough?
Do you think they have a proper handle of the situation?
Can capitalism/free trade exist in a world where climate change is seriously addressed?

Any other readers who feel compelled to comment is also appreciated.

Naturally I think any “carbon taxes/carbon dividend” steps can only be addressed after real meaningful tax reform, lowering the corporate tax rate and providing tax incentives to facilitate bringing back home the trillions out there overseas.

OK, let me have it.

Lies, Damn Lies, and MSM Lies

One thing I have learned of late, even way before Trump got elected, was to never, I mean never ever, believe anything you read, either on the internet or in print. There is no level at which a writer, no matter what forum, will not stoop to advance an agenda. Not just a leftest thing, both sides do it. The semi honest (curve grading at it’s finest) will start off with the provocative title then buried in the third paragraph attempt to explain his spin, with the usual response of ,”You’ve got to be kidding?”

I could pull up about a million examples of dishonest leftest trope designed apparently to further a narrative and influence the gullible, but I found one on the right yesterday that was just text book.

Here is the headline “MSNBC: Donald Trump Will Kill Us!”, sounds pretty sinister, then you watch the video, and you want to smack the writer for making such an outrageous leap.

Especially on the internet, vetting anything you read is so important for anyone who wants to stay informed. I found this the other day;

16 Fake News Stories Reporters Have Run Since Trump Won
Journalists, media types, reporters, you have two choices: you can fix these problems, or you can watch your profession go down in flames.

Most of these lies we are familiar with but what is interesting is that this list came out when Trump barely had that many days in office, so about one fake news story a day.

I made a comment the other day that the levels of Trump Derangement Syndrome has surpassed anything we witnessed during the last 8 years. That loony bat Maxine Waters already yelling for impeachment, story after story about chaos in the WH, 12,000 plus assassination tweets, is it just that they are sore losers? What else can explain their “unhinged” nature?

It is clear that the MSM is the de facto muscle of the dems, their enforcement arm for spin and indoctrination, that their job is to chip away at the level of competency of the opposition, to erode support and foster an environment of chaos and confusion, but do they have to be so blatant about it?

Cress made the mistake the other day of thinking liberal tears was only payout cherished by the Trump win. Anyone who values honesty, decency, and fair play cheers when evil doers get their comeuppance. When reckless drivers get pulled over by the cops, when criminals are caught and jailed, and bad actor dishonest politicians get caught and publicly shamed, it gives the rest of us honest folks confidence that justice does exist in the world. Ditto with the press, when they get called out on their dishonesty, lose credibility and suffer lost prestige or loss readership, it provides symmetry and order. It also metes outs justifiable consequence for the evil doer. Lying and respectable journalism can not co exist, even in today’s rancorous political climate.

Life Support?

Several rhetorical questions have been buzzing around in my head lately;

Is the Democratic Party dying right before our eyes? The flies consuming the carcass (Al Franken, seriously?) is one good indicator.

Without academia running the indoctrination centers and the MSM shilling for them, would the actual expiration be more pronounced?

And is Trump orchestrating the media now exactly like he did when he was running for president? Stogy’s comments the other day about what a mess the inner working’s of the WH is (like the MSM is going to write anything positive), Svengali Bannon creating discord, internal squabbling, people attending meetings they have no business attending (Stogy’s words), haphazard frenetic activity with no purpose, the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing, and now chaos is impending because it is uncertain whether Trump wears a bathrobe or not. Gee, sounds like things could blow any second. OK, I’m done snickering. I can just see Trump sitting in his comfy chair, a lit Montechristo number four in one hand, and 3 fingers of Glenlivet Nadurra in the other after a long day and him chuckling to himself how easy the MSM is manipulated.

Sure, there is still about a thousand different ways Trump could stumble, but with the following examples of his opposition, what did Rush use to say, “With one hand tied behind his back”?

Going to show that even after 9 years of blaming Bush for everything, it is so reflexively lazy, yet the base buys is every time.

Example #2;

Good thing Korea is not part of NATO. 2 weeks in and “Impeachment” is on the table, yea for responsible governance. I know they are old and haven’t expressed an original thought in 2 decades, but this is who they trot out for opposition photo ops, like nobody younger/smarter/more aligned with your average voter, they have no one else in the bull pen.

A few thoughts about the Devos confirmation, what was the purpose of their all night groping session with each other on the Senate floor last night? What is the purpose of their constant stalling re: cabinet confirmations? What is the purpose of bombarding potential cabinet members with thousands of written questions? They are all eunuchs, powerless to do jackshit, yet they play their silly games. Not even showing up to the hearing? How embarrassing is that.

I expected zero drama in Devos’ confirmation, it was all orchestrated by McConnell to perfection. Collins and Murkowski were both allowed to oppose (and appease their voters back home) and still Trump got his pick, as he should.

It is said that you can tell a lot about a person by their enemies. Once I found out that the NEA made her public enemy number one, I was immediately intrigued. I blame the teachers unions for most of the nations education failures. Too expensive, churning out substandard (in comparison to all other first world nations) students every year, ill prepared to compete globally, inefficient, bloated, wasteful and really accountable to no one since they get their way (more school bonds, please, you can never throw too much money at education) in all elections. Hopefully Devos will suck some wind out of their sails and mitigate the damage they have done to our kids. Think globally but act locally, she is for giving the individual states more say (more in line on what the founders intended), giving parents more control and freedom over what schools their kids attend and more accountability for those schools to the parents.

Now, get off your ass and get the rest of the cabinet confirmed.

Super Matchup

The Trump effect strikes again. The NCAA national championship game was one for the ages, will this Sunday’s Superbowl game live up to that? I think it will. The best offense in the league against the best defense, the 2 guys (QB’s) vying for this years MVP (my pick, Ryan, has to be) the deflategate backlash (will Brady pull Goodell’s noose during the trophy presentation?), the Golden Boy sans Gronk against the best receiver in football, Julio Jones, this game has it all. Some sideline diversions; Lady Gaga goes political during the halftime show and is resoundingly booed by the those in the stands, don’t do it.

Make your predictions here, mine, only a fool would go against Belichick when he has 2 weeks to prepare (takes a la crosse player and turns him into a super stud receiver, get outa here) but I can’t help myself, I’m going with Atlanta. If Ryan can keep his cool and tune out all the hype, they will win, call me crazy.

Oh, and record numbers for viewers, not Trump numbers (te he) but still pretty big.

I have a tennis tournament this weekend so I am praying for rain (here) on Sunday.

Where’s That Twitter Czar?

It seems so simple, a ready made blue print for success with the incoming president, look at what Obama did……………………then just do the opposite; Don’t ram partisan legislation through at the dead of night, work across the aisle, don’t lie (you can keep your doctor, premiums will go down, I tried to get input from the GOP for my new healthcare bill, the steel industry has never been more healthy, I will not fix the immigration problem through executive order, most young Americans now don’t even have health insurance, the most transparent administration in history, not even a smidgen of corruption, my budget proposals will not add to the national debt, the Benghazi attack was the result of a youtube video, etc, etc), respect the Constitution and do not subvert it with executive orders, don’t comment on events until you get the facts (the Cambridge police acted stupidly), don’t weaponize arms of the government to attack your foes, do not reward our global enemies and betray our friends, understand that American strength is the greatest deterrent to global bad actors and their revanchist ideas, treat the MSM fairly and do not try to shut out any network that doesn’t carry your water, but mostly understand that you are the president for all the people.

If Trump does these things, and gets a filter on that damn twitter account of his, he might just work out. I get the importance of his twitter feed, timely countering the nonsense and fake news that the MSM runs about him daily ( a great example of this is the nonsense that the RNC was also hacked by the Russians and since nothing surfaced there the Russians were clearly rooting for Trump, pure poop). And mostly he has used it effectively, where he gets into trouble is the insults. I really wish someone close would explain to him what acting presidential means. Countering fake news disseminated by the MSM, send tweet, an insult or a slight given by someone no one listens to, ignore it, how easy is that?

His handlers deflect such criticisms with ,”This is who he is, it got him elected”, OK, now he is The Man, he needs to change hats and start leading instead of running.

Obama exhibited tendencies of pettiness and petulance through out his term, it was not becoming, Trump (so far) is acting the same way, equally unbecoming.

Now, a word to the opposition, 8 years ago you guys won the election, my side was not happy about it but understood the euphoria and excitement. Your inaugural celebration day was magical (for you), we left you to your revelry and went out and got drunk. Do you think, maybe you can show just a moment of maturity and allow our side the same courtesy, to allow a new administration to be ushered in, and supporters left alone to celebrate, without riots, disruption or criminal behavior? We’ll see.

Oh, and go Clemson.

Pay Back, Full Throttle

Probably the sweetest aspect of a Trump win for me is watching over and over and over, the whinny dems getting hoisted on their own petard. Crap that they pulled, much going against both protocol and decency while they had the power, the same tactics are being used against them, and oh and screaming. Yes, they are that shameless.

CM provided us with a link a few days ago describing how a heartless Trump was going to fire the US ambassadors on Inauguration Day, what a meany. What was not reported was that these same ambassadors were told a month in advance that they would be replaced. Then we find out that Obama did the exact same thing, firing all Bush ambassadors effective on Inauguration Day, crickets;

Why, it’s the most unyielding directive since … Barack Obama’s. Somehow the hyperventilating editorialists of the New York Times forgot that Obama did the exact same thing, notifying all of George W. Bush’s ambassadors that they had to vacate their posts by Inauguration Day.

Fox News recalls the Washington Post reporting the news in December 2008 without the slightest hint of disapproval, or a single heartstring-tugging anecdote about the difficulties faced by the ambassadors and their families:

But Obama took it a step further, populating his ambassador corps with big time donors to his campaign, his version of “pay to play”;

The people asked to vacate their posts by the Trump Administration are big Obama donors and political allies. In fact, career diplomats complained about how crass and obvious the “selling of public office” had become by Obama’s second term, as one former ambassador put it to the UK Guardian in 2013.

The Guardian ran the numbers and found the average amount of political cash raised by recent or imminent appointees “soaring to $1.8 million per post.” Some of them were far above that average, such as Obama’s choice for representative to the Court of St. James’s, Matthew Barzun, who personally donated $2.3 million to Obama’s re-election campaign and helped raise $700 million more. That wasn’t public knowledge, by the way; it was revealed when someone leaked Democrat Party records to the media.

Those notorious Democratic National Committee documents released by WikiLeaks had even more information on these politically appointed diplomats. “Essentially, Obama was auctioning off foreign ambassador positions and other office positions while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State,” charged the Observer last September.

We also learned this week that Chucky Schumer and his band of get alongs are planning to fight Trump on 8 of his cabinet picks, 8. Hell, the GOP even let a multi year tax cheater (Geithner) in as an Obama cabinet pick with little opposition.

Revealing their strategy (like it was some big time secret anyway), the GOP has decided to fast track the confirmations, holding six confirmations in one day, next Wednesday. Chucky did not like that;

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has personally urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) not to schedule simultaneous hearings on Trump’s selections, warning that such a move would test the new relationship between the two leaders. But the GOP ignored the entreaty by scheduling the attorney general, secretary of state, CIA director, education secretary, homeland security chief and transportation secretary all for the same day.

“Not acceptable. I’ve told that to Mitch McConnell,” Schumer said in an interview Thursday. “I don’t think my members would find what they did appropriate or acceptable … I talked to Sen. McConnell last night, we had a very good discussion. I am hopeful we can resolve this.”…

“They’ve made pretty clear they intend to slow down and resist and that doesn’t provide a lot of incentive or demonstrate good faith to negotiate changes. So I think we’re going to just be plowing ahead,” said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas).

Gee, why would McConnell want to steam roll the opposition? Could it be that he was on the ass end of that same steam roll;

But it turns out this is very similar to what Democrats did in 2009, scheduling 7 confirmation hearings on a single day.

Goose, meet gander.

We have talked before about Harry Reid’s bullet to the head of the filibuster with his nuclear option. Schumer said last week that he now regretted Ried pulling such a stunt, no doubt, more dem tactics being used against them.

As the process unfolds, the dems keep making complete asses of themselves, complaining about behavior they wallowed in such a short time ago.

Right now the business at hand is taking care of business, full speed ahead and don’t even bother to clear the road kill, they would do the same to you.

Ahh, Lose The Hairy Pits

Not my cup of tea but am all for pretty much consensual anything;

GRAPPLE CORE Meet the female wrestlers who batter their male clients into submission at a padded London fetish gym for £150 a session
Steve, 59, can’t think of anything better than rolling around with a ‘pretty girl’

Maybe its the deviant in me but I suspect for another C-note, a happy ending could be arranged.

I don’t think a nose ring is a good idea and you can bet that there are weight requirements for patrons. Hopefully these girls are also trained in CPR, no doubt a signed liability waiver is also required.

Figures London would come up with something like this, bunch of perverts.

Romper Room Governing

Defiant to the very last, democrats and bellyaching, will it ever end?

The purpose of this play date was for Congress to certify (once and for all) the electoral college votes cast for the presidential race. Despite all the temper tantrums, Biden managed to get through the final tally. Paul Ryan is a better man than me, eye rolls, laughing to himself, what control.

Folks, this is just a preview. In a perfect world the GOP would have gotten super majorities in both houses, then, just lock the dems out and get on with the adult business of governing. Tell all the dems that Congress will be in session in the lady’s room, plenty of Kleenex readily available.