June 20, 2017

Patagonia..my beloved Patagonia!

Suck my Dick, Trump!
No, not the region at the tip of South America shared by Chile and Argentina. The "Yupscale" firm that sells "rugged outdoor gear" to the bike lock wielding, anti-Trump, Antifa SJWs who have blood shooting out of their eyes whenever they even think about our duly-elected POTUS. And it's run by Rose Marcario who has declared war on the Trump administration. (Emphasis added.) She's pledged her company's resources in a life and death struggle to topple the regime of the hated Orange Hitler. Apparently, the butt hurt is occasioned because the government isn't going to gobble up land that belongs to the states and/or the people for the sake of a few granola-crunching, tree-hugging, socialist EnviroNazis:

The CEO of outdoor clothing giant Patagonia is burnishing her anti-Republican bona fides again, this time saying she intends to pledge her entire company to the “resistance” of President Donald Trump.

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario recently attacked President Trump for his statements about rolling back President Obama’s unusually aggressive campaign of confiscating millions of acres of state lands and claiming them as “national monuments.”

“We have to fight like hell to keep every inch of public land,” Marcario said in a May article at Huffpost. “I don’t have a lot of faith in politics and politicians right now.”

In an effort to prevent citizens from retaking possession of their state lands, one of her immediate actions will be to sue the Trump administration for its efforts to scale back Obama’s unprecedented land grab.

“A president does not have the authority to rescind a national monument,” Marcario said in an April 26 statement after Trump announced his national monuments order. “An attempt to change the boundaries ignores the review process of cultural and historical characteristics and the public input.”

Boy-o, where to begin?

“I don’t have a lot of faith in politics and politicians right now.”

Right now? How about your looking the other way when The Lawn Jockey POTUS and his cronies in Congress and the DOJ and other agencies was stealing the bread out of the mouths of American workers and their families? How about, oh great lover of peace and calm and open spaces and Kumbaya, coming down on the ramping up of obscene violence and loss of civility by the unhinged left of which you are a part? How about just suck a giant dick, you Adam's apple-ed, transgender piece of shit!

But, to the point: Tucker Carson and several pro-Trump folks on You Tube and other social media outlets decry boycotts because "it affect the employees at a company or business" or words to that effect. To which I politely but firmly respond, "Bullsh*t"!

And, on sites like Weasel Zippers and The Gateway Pundit many wise commenters concur: corporate actions have consequences. Target could have solved the transgender thing quietly and simply by adding several of those single-person restrooms in their stores so the over-the-road teamster who had a desire to wear a colorful Summer chemise and open toed pumps could take a dump there instead of wandering into the ladies' room and ogling your nine year old. But, no-o-o-o-o, they wanted to make a big deal out of it and virtue signal. The consequences were a purported loss of $20 billion in their stock value.

Also, who in the hell feels like going to see a Matt Damon or Mark Ruffalo movie these days? Or have you recently tried to get seats at one of those rapidly vanishing Kathy Griffin roadhouse appearances? Don;t know about you, but I am now MORE inclined to purchase a Squatty Potty these days.

Beating a dead horse here, I realize, but boycotting is the one relatively easy and bloodless methods of expressing our outrage at those who virtue signal -- whether it's a marketing ploy or the CEO just lost it.

Anyway, I posted essentially the same thing on today's Gateway Pundit's thread and harvested some stuff from a couple of commenters. The first, plastic_jeezus, picked up on Patagonia's self-serving Newspeak in their FAQ's:

Here I pick up Mr Jeezus's narrative with a screen scrape of this preposterous load of cod's wallop that the fleece-lined bull dyke's company emits:

....their "public relations" department might as well be called "the ministry of truth"....


Do workers in factories making Patagonia clothes earn a living wage?

Most do not earn a living wage, which is generally defined as sufficient compensation for a family to live on. Since early 2013, our Code of Conduct has required Patagonia factories to move toward paying a living wage, as well as paying legal minimum wage, overtime and abiding by benefit regulations. Manufacture of our more technical clothing requires highly skilled labor from operators who generally earn a decent hourly rate in their labor market. Some workers can earn close to a living wage through piece-rate pay. We prefer to work with factories that pay workers enough to meet basic needs–and more. We track minimum and prevailing wages in each country we work in, and work toward a fair or living wage in our costing negotiations with each factory. Our social audits and FLA monitoring reveal that many of our factories already pay above minimum wage for some or all of their workers.

We agree workers should be paid a living wage, but we don’t pay it, at least not yet. There are several reasons why. Sewing is low-paid work, the industry is competitive and many governments, including the U.S., set a low minimum wage. Factories often make products for multiple brands, and pay their workers the same wage regardless of which brand they’re working for. So for a factory to pay its workers more, all brands making products in that factory have to agree to pay more. Factories also have to be assured they will not lose business if they charge more for their products to pay higher wages. (A loss of business can result in worker layoffs, which would not be a good outcome.) And last, consumers have to be willing to pay more for products to ensure workers earn a living wage.

We believe the Fair Labor Association’s effort to establish a living wage (or fair wage) clause is the best way to achieve it. All companies that belong to the association would agree to it in their Codes of Conduct, along with a graduated or “stepped” timetable for achieving it. To be effective, any new wage clause has to have teeth and include provisions for auditor training and factory verification. We are working for this within the FLA.

In 2013, we announced our partnership with Fair Trade USA–an NGO that audits our Fair Trade factories, calculates a living wage for their workers and manages a program whereby Patagonia pays a premium, on top of our FOB price, that goes directly into a bank account controlled by the workers. A democratically elected worker committee decides how best to use the money. This includes distributing it as a bonus to bring workers closer to a living wage. It’s one of our first concrete steps in figuring out how Patagonia can best help to raise wages in our supply chain.

Also, I earned this stunning response from Uncle Monkey who put all this Corporate virtue signalling in stark perspective:

I'll leave it there, but if you all are in need of outdoor wear and want to go a few notches above Wal-Mart or the local Salvation Army store but want to make a pilitical statement and do not want to spend $800 for a fleece-lined coat made from $5 worth of materials and $10 is sweatshop labor in some third world shit hole, consider sending some of your filthy lucre to Linda Bean of L. L. Bean who supported and endorsed Donald Trump for President. Hell, we might turn this into a contest to see who is successful and who folds.

My money's on Linda Bean.

June 12, 2017

The Play is the Thing..

I wanted to briefly wander back to the modern rendition of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar being on offer for free in New York City's Central Park wherein the play's namesake is a character bearing a planned resemblance to President Donald Trump. Per the play and history, Julius Caesar is assassinated by Cassius, the ringleader of the conspirators and those who he has convinced to participate -- among them Brutus, a general and close friend of Caesar.

Because of the portrayal, there seems to be outrage from the right and counter-outrage from the left, apparently because corporate sponsorship has been disappearing faster that Kathy Griffin's roadhouse gigs.
But the controversy largely ignores the history of Julius Caesar, which has been nodding to contemporary politics since its very first staging. “The play was written for a fiercely politicized and partisan people,” the playwright Tony Kushner has argued, “during a time ... when democratic institutions were seriously jeopardized by immensely arrogant, immensely popular leaders with despotic inclinations and dreams of empires.” In 1599 when Caesar premiered, Queen Elizabeth I had been in power for four decades and the question of who would succeed her was a troublesome one. A “Bishop’s Ban” imposed on literary works the same year had cracked down on satire, and many have interpreted Caesar as critiquing the monarch’s stranglehold on power while slyly evading the wrath of the censors.
Yeah, yeah, yeah..whatevs. But a point is being missed. Those of you who have read/studied this play (oft required in high school English in the old days) should remember that, while Julius Caesar (Trump), was brutally murdered in Act 3 Scene 1, the play drags on for two more full acts ending up with a lot of the conspirators having their weekends ruined and otherwise "running on their swords", etc.

A good time was not had by all.

So, after the players get their yucks for the first two acts of the play (Caesar gets his in Act 3 Scene 1), the rest of the show slogs through hand wringing and the general unraveling of the conspirators' cohesion. Literally, from the moment of Caesar's death and, in fact, while he was lying on the steps of the Senate, Mark Antony steps in and gives the pivotal speech that basically turns the animosity and hatred of the assembled crowd towards Caesar and sympathy for the conspirators to antipathy for their deeds and sadness at the loss of their emperor. (Especially when they find that JC left them all something in his will.)

Below is Marc Antony's speech -- done by Marlon Brando in his tour de force 1953 performance. I excerpted some of the speech so you can appreciate how Antony sarcastically skewers Brutus and Cassius and the rest of that posse over the brutal assassination.

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones: So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus Hath told you Caesar was ambitious: If it were so, it was a grievous fault; And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it. Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest..for Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honorable men.

Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral. He was my friend, faithful and just to me. But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man. He hath brought many captives home to Rome, whose ransoms did the general coffers fill. Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept. Ambition should be made of sterner stuff! Yet Brutus says he was ambitious and Brutus is an honourable man. You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition? Yet Brutus says he was ambitious and, sure, he is an honourable man. I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know. You all did love him once -- not without cause. What cause withholds you, then, to mourn for him? O judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts, and men have lost their reason!

Bear with me. My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, and I must pause till it come back to me.

But yesterday the word of Caesar might Have stood against the world. Now lies he there and none so poor to do him reverence. O masters, if I were disposed to stir Your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage, I should do Brutus wrong and Cassius wrong, who, you all know, are honourable men And I will not do them wrong. I rather choose To wrong the dead, to wrong myself, and you, than I will wrong such honourable men. But here's a parchment with the seal of Caesar -- I found it in his closet -- tis his will. Let but the commons hear this testament which, pardon me, I do not mean to read and they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds, and dip their napkins in his sacred blood, Yea, beg a hair of him for memory, and, dying, mention it within their wills, bequeathing it as a rich legacy Unto their issue.

Indeed, for the company of players -- who I will wager has few Trump fans in their midst -- it must have been a tough slog to the play's end with their having to choke out the ironic words that described the conspirators' downfall and the concomitant rise of the adoration of their Caesar~Trump. I am certain-sure they will bring it off like the troopers they are.

For they are, all, honorable men.

June 7, 2017

¡Juk! ¡Juk! ¡Juk!

Hint: it's like one of those Hitler remixes! But this one is not:

Wish I could can the laughter on the last one and replay it to these folks!

June 4, 2017

May 28, 2017

The South will rise again..

..yeee haw!

..from my good friend and high-school classmate, Tom, the retired Atlanta homicide dick.

May 27, 2017

Keep f**king that chicken, Hillary!

Too got not to run at the front of this post:

I hang out at three blogs regularly: The Sparta Report (expatriates of Hot Air formed Hot Gas and then renamed it The Sparta report), Weasel Zippers, and Jim Hoft's The Gateway Pundit. All have their compelling reasons to visit. The Sparta Report is kind of a home with family: many of the folks who I soldiered with since 2006 when I started all of this internet nonsense. But it is run by working stiffs who have day jobs and, while they do a superb job of getting up commentary, it's sometime a little late to arrive. I have little room to complain given that I suffer from the same malaise in that there are demands on my time between 0800 and 1700 each weekday. But I love those folks and treasure our electron-fueled association.

Weasel Zippers attracted me early on because of its stellar war porn and topical immediacy. I mean, where else can you see flying Jihadi BPs, goat-humping idiots hooting "aloha snackbar" shooting themselves in the foot, or the ka-rumpf of a Hellfie missile viewed in a chopper target cam. WZ puts up a headline, an explanatory picture and a witty one-to-two sentence remark and let's the commenters take it form there.

But the Gaterway Pundit takes the cake when it comes to commenter and the images they post. In a recent post, there was a discussion of how the delusional Hippo flanks still refuses to that responsibility for her dreary loss last November. The images verge on the sublime to the ridiculous. Here are some for your viewing pleasure.

..and here are a few from the treasure trove over at WX:

..and as they say, "..yeah..no.."


May 21, 2017

No reason; just want to capture this!

Great re-mixes:

May 19, 2017

Frustrating Friday; Fuck the Bedwetters!

I am getting so fucking annoyed with all these tutu wearing Summer Soldiers and Sunshine Patriots; the hand wringers; the bed wetters and Nervous Norvises who sit there and whine about how Trump has failed them and Trump has let them down 115 days onto office.

As Lady Macbeth so famously said, "Screw your courage to the sticking place" which I guess was Scottish for man up and grow a pair you assholes! Here's a few real-world recommendations for those with their panties in a bunch:

Subscribe to "Your 1600 Daily" and get in the habit of reading it.
It is a daily newsletter that is an echo of what the President's doing or has done, where he is going, and otherwise what's shaking with the executive branch. I must tell you it's not "wake up at 9:00; have breakfast; shoot a round of golf; have lunch; shoot another round of golf; have a few martinis and a smoke and then fly off to some Dem fundraiser just before taking two weeks off for vacation". That ship sailed with the Lawn Jockey POTUS. Now it's biz 24/7/365 and some very daily surprise visitors.

But, then again, you won't hear about it because you have your fucking face in the tube all day or Drudge or the NYT or some other MSM shit hole and all you hear those dickeads and dickheadettes bloviate about is how Trump got two scoops of ice cream and that he ought to be carted off to federal prison.

Oh yeah, there;s this little tidbit you missed when you were curled up with your binkie and bottle in your safe space: the economy is back. Here's Charles Payne on the subject:

Read The Art of the Deal
It basically is the best description of the temper, tenor, and demeanor of the man who is our forty fifth president. It describes his bulldog determination and persistence -- the traits that, along with his intelligence and no-nonsense business acumen -- allowed him to parlay the few millions he got from father into the multi-national empire he built up today,

Sure, there are detractors and those who whine and niggle about how he used the tax code to his advantage by taking advantage of "unfair loophoples" -- the very same breaks that  are designed to spur business and put the coal to the economy. Not to dwell on this but some of these critics have been so embarrassingly naive in their criticism as to call into doubt their supposed business credentials.  But we won't dwell on this, will we, Mud Slide Slim?

The bottom line is that we are just beginning to drain the swamp and, as I have stated, when you do that, do not expect the alligators and snakes and insects and vermin to love you. But the job is to root out this slime and corruption and not pay them any heed while doing so.

Their screaming and wailing and gnashing of teeth means you're doing your job correctly.

Oh, and will someone throw a rope around that bony bitch, Ann Coulter, and stuff a used MaxiPad in her mouth? There's one turncoat bitch who was on board  the Trump train until it hit the first bump and then she started whining.

No use for her; no use for any of you unless you are willing to see this through to the end.

So grab a pick and shovel and get to work!

Trump Thought of the Day

19 May 2017: Feel Good Friday!

Here's a couple of tidbits to brighten your day:

Sure glad to see Beckel go. He was a recovering alcoholic and a blowhard of epic proportions who wore out his re-welcome almost as soon as he was re-hired. His screeds and on-air bloviations were irritating and it is easy to imagine someone cold-cocking this drunken, coke-fueled irascible asshole in a bar sometime.

As to Wiener, I am down on my knees, praying fervently that he does time in stir. Pedos in prison are not among the most beloved in that population and it is among my most fondest of wishes he emerges from The Greybar Hotel with a profound inability to sit comfortably on traffic bollards or fire plugs with any degree of ease.

..just sayin'.

ADD Fell Good Friday..courtesy Weasel Zippers:

May 18, 2017

May 9, 2017

Nah..nah..nah..nah..hey..hey..hey..gooooood bye..

ADD FIRING - Rosenstein's memo recommedng Comey be fired. (Emphasis added.)
Memorandum for the Attorney General
FROM: Rod J Rosenstein
SUBJECT: Restoring public confidence in the FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has long been regarded as our nation's premier federal investigative agency. Over the past year, however, the FBI's reputation and credibility have suffered substantial damage, and it has affected the entire Department of Justice. That is deeply troubling to many Department employees and veterans, legislators and citizens.

The current FBI Director is an articulate and persuasive speaker about leadership and the immutable principles of the Department of Justice. He deserves our appreciation for his public service. As you and I have discussed, however, I cannot defend the Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken. Almost everyone agrees that the Director made serious mistakes; it is one of the few issues that unites people of diverse perspectives.

The director was wrong to usurp the Attorney General's authority on July 5, 2016, and announce his conclusion that the case should be closed without prosecution. It is not the function of the Director to make such an announcement. At most, the Director should have said the FBI had completed its investigation and presented its findings to federal prosecutors. The Director now defends his decision by asserting that he believed attorney General Loretta Lynch had a conflict. But the FBI Director is never empowered to supplant federal prosecutors and assume command of the Justice Department. There is a well-established process for other officials to step in when a conflict requires the recusal of the Attorney General. On July 5, however, the Director announced his own conclusions about the nation's most sensitive criminal investigation, without the authorization of duly appointed Justice Department leaders.

Compounding the error, the Director ignored another longstanding principle: we do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation. Derogatory information sometimes is disclosed in the course of criminal investigations and prosecutions, but we never release it gratuitously. The Director laid out his version of the facts for the news media as if it were a closing argument, but without a trial. It is a textbook example of what federal prosecutors and agents are taught not to do.

In response to skeptical question at a congressional hearing, the Director defended his remarks by saying that his "goal was to say what is true. What did we do, what did we find, what do we think about it." But the goal of a federal criminal investigation is not to announce our thoughts at a press conference. The goal is to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to justify a federal criminal prosecution, then allow a federal prosecutor who exercises authority delegated by the Attorney General to make a prosecutorial decision, and then - if prosecution is warranted - let the judge and jury determine the facts. We sometimes release information about closed investigations in appropriate ways, but the FBI does not do it sua sponte.
Concerning his letter to the Congress on October 28, 2016, the Director cast his decision as a choice between whether he would "speak" about the FBI's decision to investigate the newly-discovered email messages or "conceal" it. "Conceal" is a loaded term that misstates the issue. When federal agents and prosecutors quietly open a criminal investigation, we are not concealing anything; we are simply following the longstanding policy that we refrain from publicizing non-public information. In that context, silence is not concealment.

My perspective on these issues is shared by former Attorneys General and Deputy Attorneys General from different eras and both political parties. Judge Laurence Silberman, who served as Deputy Attorneys General under President Ford, wrote that "it is not the bureau's responsibility to opine on whether a matter should be prosecuted." Silberman believes that the Director's "Performance was so inappropriate for an FBI director that [he] doubt[s] the bureau will ever completely recover." Jamie Gorelick, Deputy Attorney General under President George W. Bush, to opine that the Director had "chosen personally to restrike the balance between transparency and fairness, department from the department's traditions." They concluded that the Director violated his obligation to "preserve, protect and defend" the traditions of the Department and the FBI.

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who served under President George W Bush, observed the Director "stepped way outside his job in disclosing the recommendation in that fashion" because the FBI director "doesn't make that decision". Alberto Gonzales, who also served as Attorneys General under President George W Bush, called the decision "an error in judgement." Eric Holder, who served as Deputy Attorneys General under President Clinton and Attorneys General under President Obama, said that the Director's decision "was incorrect. It violated long-standing Justice Department policies and traditions. And it ran counter to guidance that I put in place four years ago laying out the proper way to conduct investigations during an election season." Holder concluded that the Director "broke with these fundamental principles" and "negatively affected public trust in both the Justice Department and the FBI".

Former Deputy Attorneys General Gorelick and Thompson described the unusual event as "read-time, raw-take transparency taken to its illogical limit, a kind of reality TV of federal criminal investigation," that is "antithetical to the interests of justice".

Donald Ayer, who served as Deputy Attorneys General under President HW Bush, along with former Justice Department officials, was "astonished and perplexed" by the decision to "break[] with longstanding practices followed by officials of both parties during past elections." Ayer's letter noted, "Perhaps most troubling… is the precedent set by this departure from the Department's widely-respected, non-partisan traditions."

Although the President has the power to remove an FBI director, the decision should not be taken lightly. I agree with the nearly unanimous opinions of former Department officials. The way the Director handled the conclusion of the email investigation was wrong. As a result, the FBI is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a Director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges never to repeat them. Having refused to admit his errors, the Director cannot be expected to implement the necessary corrective actions.

..all of this said, it is incredible how the left and Trump haters are twisting and contorting themselves in order to make hay while the sun shines.


The Head Hackers are at it again:

narrator: "This idiot believed the promises of his state not to abandon him if he was captured.”

Moments later the man is beheaded.

The authenticity of the recording and the identity of the man could not immediately be verified, nor was it clear when the killing occurred. Russian senator Viktor Ozerov, who heads the defence committee in Russia's upper house of parliament, said the defence ministry would check the authenticity of the video. He told Russia's Interfax news agency: "Even if it is a fake, it shouldn't be left without attention. If it happened, then there will be hell to pay."

Russian forces are backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his war with rebels and militants seeking to oust him.

The video showed scenes of what it described as the aftermath of Russian bombing raids in Syria. The Russian defence ministry says about 30 Russian servicemen have been killed since the start of the Kremlin's operation there in September 2015.

There will be hell to pay.

Don't you just love it? I mean that threat is from a guy who is part of the government of the country that evolved from the country/empire that overthrew a royal family, a multi-million man army and ruled for 70 years. That was a country who clung to its godless ideals more closely than these knife-wielding, chainsaw-waving, blowtorch-incinerating, goat humping Sand Niggers could ever dream of.

I am guessing that "Hell to pay" is code for "expect the survivors of your side to be living on a sheet of glass stretching as far as the eye can see." or "You thought the MOAB was big? We've got a fleet of TU-95s with what we call the MFOAB -- Mother FUCKER of all Bombs -- stuck in their bellies. And we're riding the trigger, eager to reach out an touch someone anytime".

You know who's riding the trigger, doncha?

Donald Trump excused him self from a diplomatic dinner with the leader of China and leveled a Syrian Air Force base with 59 missiles then returned, had a slice of chocolate cake and an aperitif. Cold? Probably. But, I bet Comrade Putin is so cold that if he gets up one morning and his "throne time" doesn't go too smoothly, he'll "unleash hell" on them before he wipes himself.

My entire time on active duty with the USAF was spent at SAC HQ planning to go to war against these guys. We hated and despised them but we respected them. They were an evil, insidious foe but they were a big league foe who had a wicked fastball and a curve ball that dropped like a rock inches from the plate. And you always had to be on your toes. But you manned up, loaded the Buffs up and made plans to tell the drivers where to go when the lamp was lit. And you know that all of the Voyska PVO guys were ready to take on the challenge.

Sometime after their empire crumbled, they crawled out from their bunkers and from behind their walls and shook hands (sort of) and said they admired us as well. So, not to romanticize this Cold War thing, but these were guys who I would not mind sitting down and having a beer or a vodka with.

The fucking Sand Niggers don't even drink! Fuck them and the goats they rode in on!

May 4, 2017

Bring it on..

Seems that the Anti-Fa are weaponizing, thinking that all you have to do is pick up a piece and blaze away:

(Note that the comments are disabled on the video thereby obviating the searing blowback from we-uns.) Well, here's a brother lecturing his homeys on the realities:

..seems we-uns got a jump on them as far as training our yutes.

Oh well, at least when the pin-dicks in California try to buy AR-15s they will come up against a dose of their own reality: gun legislation dreamed up by stupid politicians.


When will they ever learn!

May 2, 2017

Cockholster drive-by..

Always thought this guy was an asshole but happy to see meltdowns like this that seemingly abound these days..

During his opening monologue, Colbert went off on Trump over the President’s treatment of CBS News’ John Dickerson, who saw an interview with Trump abruptly ended when he asked about the President’s unproven claims that then-President Obama had wiretapped Trump and members of his campaign. As Dickerson and Colbert are both CBS employees, Colbert felt it his duty to say the things Dickerson himself could not.

“Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine,” Colbert said near the end of the insult-laden rant. “You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign language gorilla that got hit in the head. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c–k holster.” The final remark has drawn the internet’s ire, with viewers taking to social media to declare Colbert is homophobic.The hashtag #FireColbert began spreading around Twitter, along with calls for people to boycott sponsors of the late-night show.

CBS did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment.

He and his commie butt pirates can troll the restrooms of the Castro for fun as far as I am concerned. They are the ones who have to live with the remaining 1,350 of the remorseless Trump administration.

April 30, 2017

The next 100 days..

In the feeding frenzy surrounding Donald Trump's first 100 days that is the MSM's meme du jour, few have taken notice of his opposition and their relative progress since January 20th, 2017.

What have they done, actually?

Well, I guess it can be summed up by one of my favorite You Tube snippets:

But, before I enlarge on this thesis, I would like to call to your attention the words uttered by Trump's opponent last year. This, in its stark rudeness, were the sentiments uttered by Madame Hippo Flanks a scant 227 days ago and what passed -- at the time -- for political commentary by the left:

"I know there are only 60 days left to make our case -- and don't get complacent, don't see the latest outrageous, offensive, inappropriate comment and think, well, he's done this time. We are living in a volatile political environment. You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic -- you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people -- now 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric. Now, some of those folks -- they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America."

At the time, I was offended by this classless woman's assertions but, in the heat of a political battle, it did not seem as much of an affront as it does now when viewed in the wake of the sheer, unadulterated hatred, evil, childishness, and downright lawlessness exhibited by Donald Trump's opposition. And, in all honesty, if any group is worthy of being condemned to a basket, box, prison cell, or a general hole in the ground, it would seem to be these folks.

But they soldier on, united in their mutual hatred of Trump, the laws of this country, and the good honest people who got tired of their crap and gave them the heave ho back in November.

But to return to the point, an article in the Free Beacon turns the mirror on them and ponders how they have fared in their first hundred days. And the picture ain't pretty. It's one of disunity, desperation, disarray, and dreariness.
What do the Democrats have to show for these first months of the Trump era?

Little. Trump's defeats have not come at the Democrats' hands. Those setbacks have been self-inflicted (over-the-top tweets, hastily written policies, few sub-cabinet nominations) or have come from the judiciary (the travel ban, the sanctuary cities order) or from Republican infighting (health care). Deregulation, Keystone pipeline, immigration enforcement—Democrats have been powerless to stop them.

Chuck Schumer slow-walked Trump's nominations as best he could. In fact his obstruction was unprecedented. But the cabinet is filling up, the national security team in place. On the Supreme Court, Schumer miscalculated royally. He forced an end to the filibuster for judicial appointments, yet lost anyway. If another appointment opens this summer, and the Republicans hold together, the Democrats will have zero ability to prevent the Court from moving right. No matter what he says in public, Schumer can't possibly think that a success.
We tend to forget that Trump's sub-cabinet nominations are still not complete and Schumer and his cronies are playing their four corner offense in a vain attempt to run out the remaining -- what? -- four years? Good luck with that.

Also, remember that this is the same brain trust who thought it was a good idea to filibuster the slam-dunk Gorsuch SCOTUS selection and the guy who got so pissed at a prominent Dem who voted for Trump he made a scene at a swanky NY restaurant and even followed the little old lady outside, with pasta fazool dripping down his chin and onto his bib started screaming at her.

It seems that this sense of entitlement and the divine right to governance is part of the genetic structure of the left and when wrested from them, they react like spoiled children.
The prevalent anti-Trump sentiment obscures the party's institutional degradation. Democratic voters despise the president—he enjoys the approval of barely more than 10 percent of them—and this anger and vitriol manifests itself in our media and culture. So Rachel Maddow and Stephen Colbert enjoy a ratings boom, the women's march attracts a massive crowd, the New York Times sells more subscriptions, and Bill Nye leads a rainy-day "march for science." The desire to ostentatiously "resist" Trump leads to better-than-expected results for Democratic candidates in congressional special elections. But the candidates don't win—or at least they haven't yet.

Democrats feel betrayed. The Electoral College betrayed them by making Trump president. Hillary Clinton betrayed them by running an uninspiring campaign. James Comey betrayed them by reopening the investigation into Clinton's server 11 days before the election. Facebook betrayed them by circulating fake news. This sense of resentment isn't so different than the sort Democrats attribute to Trump supporters: irritation at a loss of status, vexation at changed circumstances. The despondence of a liberal is alleviated when he sees throngs of protesters, hears Samantha Bee, scrolls through Louise Mensch's tweets.

Makes him feel better.
It is similar -- but on a much grander scale -- than when Obama was elected and we conservatives took to our blogs, meetings, and tea parties. But I cannot remember a single demonstration (save for the Tea Party assemblages) nor bitter outburst of public vitriol on the scale of all the childish left today. (Also, while nowadays distressing on one level, it is certainly a bumper crop of schadenfreude that I absolutely revel in.)

But I digress.
But [this bitter liberal's] party is in tatters, reduced to 16 governors, 30 state legislative chambers, a historically low number of state legislative seats, 193 members of the House, 46 senators. The Democrats are leaderless, rudderless, held together only by opposition to Trump. The most popular figure on the left refuses to call himself a Democrat while sitting alongside the newly elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee. That chairman, dirty-talking Tom Perez, represents a professional, technocratic class that supports Wall Street and globalization as long as there is room for multiculturalism and social liberalism. That is a different strategy from both the 50-state approach of Howard Dean, Rahm Emanuel, and Schumer that brought Democrats control of Congress in 2006, and the anti-Wall Street, protectionist, single-payer left of Bernie Sanders. Perez fights with Bernie Sanders and Nancy Pelosi over whether there is room for pro-lifers in the party—Perez thinks not. Pelosi enjoys the distinction of being an American political figure less popular than Donald Trump.

What is the Democratic agenda? What does the party have to offer besides disunity, obstruction, incoherence, obsession, and obliviousness? They haven't rallied behind a plan to fix Obamacare or an alternative to the president's tax proposal. They seem dead set against enforcement of immigration laws, they seem opposed to any restrictions on abortion, they seem as eager as ever to regulate firearms and carbon dioxide. It's hard to detect a consensus beyond that. Banks, trade, health care, taxes, free speech, foreign intervention—these issues are undecided, up for grabs.

Sadly all they have is the pathetic hope that their beloved Magic Negro will return from his seemingly endless vacation somewhere and do something -- anything -- to right this ship and restore them to their former safe spaces with their binkies and puppy videos and cookies and milk. But, I fear the aged warrior has other retirement plans involving self adulation adn scraping up $400,000 retainers from Wall Street overlords to prolong his self-indulgent reverie.

For eight years President Obama supplied the Democratic message, provided the Democrats answers to public questions. Now Obama himself is under fire for agreeing to deliver a $400,000 speech to Cantor Fitzgerald. He is already a figure of the past: His hair gray, his legacy under siege, his time spent lounging on Richard Branson's yacht or listening desultorily to Chicago undergrads. The energy is with Bernie, with the identity-politics movements, with the paramilitary "antifa" bands, and each one of these overlapping sects are outside the party establishment Obama represents.

That establishment is just as befuddled as its Republican counterpart at the current political scene. "I don't know what's happening in the country," Hillary Clinton is said to have told a friend at some point during the recent campaign. This apprehension of distance between herself and the everyday lives of her co-nationals is one of the most perceptive observations Clinton has ever made. Her problem was she never figured out the answer, never came to realize that the various guesses she and Obama and other professional Democrats have wagered about "what's happening in the country"—racism, sexism, nativism, gerrymandering, Citizens United, Fox News Channel and talk radio, Russia—are insufficient. What the Democratic Party has yet to understand is that its social and cultural agenda is irrelevant or inimical to the material and spiritual well being of their former constituents. And until the Democrats recognize this fact, their next 100 days will be no better than their first.

Life is good, isn't it?

April 29, 2017

100 days down..1,360 days to go!

Outta the gates and into the lead!

Here is a list of accomplishments (courtesy of Gateway Pundit):
  • The US Stock Markets are at record highs and millions of Americans are benefitting in their retirement savings accounts.
  • The DOW daily closing stock market average rose more than 15% since the election on November 8th. (On November 9th the DOW closed at 18,332 – on March 1st the DOW closed at 21,115).
  • Since the Inauguration on January 20th the DOW rose 6.5%. (It was at 19,827 at January 20th and reached 21,115 on March 1st.)
  • The DOW took just 66 days to climb from 19,000 to above 21,000, the fastest 2,000 point run ever. The DOW closed above 19,000 for the first time on November 22nd and closed above 21,000 on March 1st.
  • The DOW closed above 20,000 on January 25th and the March 1st rally matched the fastest-ever 1,000 point increase in the DOW at 24 days.
  • The US Stock Market gained $2 trillion in wealth since Trump was elected!
  • The S&P 500 broke $20 Trillion for the first time in its history.
  • In the history of the DOW, going back to January 1901, the DOW record for most continuous closing high trading days was set in January of 1987 when Ronald Reagan was President. The DOW set closing highs an amazing 12 times in a row that month. On February 28th President Trump matched President Reagan when the DOW reached a new high for its 12th day in a row!
  • President Trump decreased the US Debt in his first 100 days by $100 Billion. (President Obama increased the US debt in his first 100 days by more than $560 Billion.)
  • The US Manufacturing Index soared to a 33 year high in this period which were the best numbers since 1983 under President Reagan.
  • President Trump added 298,000 jobs in his first month alone (after President Obama said jobs were not coming back!).
  • Housing sales are red-hot. In 2011, houses for sale were on the market an average 84 days. This year, it’s just 45 days.
  • Illegal immigration is down 67% since President Trump’s Inauguration.
  • NATO announced Allied spending is up $10 Billion because of President Trump.
  • After being nominated by President Trump, Constitutionalist Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed and sworn in as Supreme Court Justice in early April.
..and the President has signed 66 executive orders, memoranda and proclamations as of April 19th, including:
  • Notifying Congress of a strike on Syria after it was reported that the country used gas on its citizens.
  • Dismantling Obama’s climate change initiatives.
  • Travel bans for individuals from a select number of countries embroiled in terrorist atrocities.
  • Enforcing regulatory reform.
  • Protecting Law enforcement.
  • Mandating for every new regulation to eliminate two.
  • Defeating ISIS.
  • Rebuilding the military.
  • Building a border wall.
  • Cutting funding for sanctuary cities.
  • Approving pipelines.
  • Reducing regulations on manufacturers.
  • Placing a hiring freeze on federal employees.
  • Exiting the US from the TPP.
Astounding considering the headwinds from fartknockers like these: