Thursday, July 28, 2016

Monty Python's The life of Brian - I want to be a woman


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

PARTISAN HACKERY: Thank heaven these guys are around to call out these frauds.

THE SCANDINAVIAN ECONOMY: MOSTLY successful in spite of high taxes. Much to do with homogeneity ?

REGRETTABLY AND UNFORTUNATELY  THIS IS CORRECT: THE REPUBLICANS have badly blown this cycle no matter who wins. But they likely gave the election to the Clintons. And we get the pleasure of having these grifters in the WH for another four to eight years after which we most likely have a country like France or Germany. I.E., one that is more socialist than capitalist, one where government dominates the economic life of everyone, one in which America's role in the world is further diminished, and one in which the standard of living erodes dramatically.

DEVASTATING CRITIQUE OF DEM CONVENTION: They are truly one very big mess. What's more they are also fascists cloaked in the usual liberal b.s.


THERE'S TRUTH IN THIS: Shaking things up would help. At least Trump understands crony capitalism, would he be willing to effect change to a system that made his wealth?

MSM IS FINISHED: If you get your information and news from the NYTimes, you are misinformed.

TOP DONORS TO HIL: Weird list of billionaires.  Hollywood, techies, Hedge funds, limousine libs head the list. Disproportionate number of Jews here as well.

THE MOTHER OF ALL MEDIA CONS: Trump knows how to expose the partisan media kids. They don't have a clue what he's up to. Very, very clever.

FRACTIONAL BANKING AUDIO:How it works.

THE EMAIL SCANDAL EXP;AINED::MACCARTHY is a former prosecutor (of Blind Sheik) who is not a fan of Trumps.But by the same token he defends him against the Soviet-stlyed attacks by the fascist-left, which includes the more moderate Democrats,  The democrat Party is a criminal syndicate masquerading as a political party.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

TRUMP EXPOSES THEM ALL: Wether intentional or not Trump ties the Dems and MSM allies in knots. Now let's see if enough Americans get it.

TOP DONORS TO HIL: Weird list of billionaires.  Hollywood, techies, Hedge funds, limousine libs head the list. Disproportionate number of Jews here as well.

THE MOTHER OF ALL MEDIA CONS: Trump knows how to expose the partisan media kids. They don't have a clue what he's up to. Very, very clever.

FRACTIONAL BANKING AUDIO:How it works.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

THE CORRUPTION RUNS DEEP IN THE CLINTON FAMILY:They have perfected the game.


DR DONALD AND MR TRUMP: Exactly right!!!!!

THE HORROR OF ISLAM:Irrefutable evidence of the problem with the Muslim faith. Is it fixable, is the question?

WHODUNNIT? Claire Berlinski offers this informed answer.

LEFT MEDIA DISTORTION:We need an ombudsman to protect us from liberal media lies and distortions.

HEATHER MACDONALD SPEAKS THE TRUTH:Obama speaks with very forked tongue. See her presentation HERE, and  HERE.

ERDOGAN HAS NEVER BEEN A DEMOCRAT: The man is an Islamist and Obama admires him. Watch these two after Obama leaves office.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD? Nothing ever changes when you're in the grip of political correctness of the last.

SERIOUSLY FUNNY CAETOONS: A cartoon is worth.....

THE UNRAVELLING OF THE EU: Claire Berlinski,a jewel, recommends Kaplan, a pearl

A TOUCH OF REALITY:     THE LIST OF STATES BELOW AND THE YEARLY SALARY FOR WELFARE RECIPiTANTS IS SHOCKING!!!  


 (Sit down when you read this!)
  
Can't you hear students telling their teachers they want to be welfare recipients when they grow up?
THE WORK ETHIC WE INHERITED GROWING UP HAS FALLEN PREY TO THE 'WELFARE' SYSTEM.
The Cato Institute released an updated 2014 study (original study in 1955) showing that welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in 33 states and the District of Columbia .
Even worse, welfare pays more than $15 per hour in 13 states.
According to the study, welfare benefits have increased faster than minimum wage. It’s now more profitable to sit at home and watch TV than it is to earn an honest day’s pay.
Hawaii is the biggest offender, where welfare recipients earn $29.13 per hour, or a $60,590 yearly salary, all for doing nothing.
Here is the list of the states where the pre-tax equivalent “salary” that welfare recipients receive is higher than having a job:
1. Hawaii : $60,590
2. District of Columbia :$50,820
3. Massachusetts : $50,540
4. Connecticut : $44,370
5. New York : $43,700
6. New Jersey : $43,450
7. Rhode Island : $43,330
8. Vermont : $42,350
9. New Hampshire : $39,750
10. Maryland : $38,160
11. California : $37,160
12. Oregon : $34,300
13. Wyoming : $32,620
14. Nevada : $29,820
15. Minnesota : $29,350
16. Delaware : $29,220
17. Washington : $28,840
18. North Dakota : $28,830
19. Pennsylvania : $28,670
20. New Mexico : $27,900
21. Montana : $26,930
22. South Dakota : $26,610
23. Kansas : $26,490
24. Michigan : $26,430
25. Alaska : $26,400
26. Ohio : $26,200
27. North Carolina : $25,760
28. West Virginia : $24,900
29. Alabama : $23,310
30. Indiana : $22,900
31. Missouri : $22,800
32. Oklahoma : $22,480
33. Louisiana : $22,250
34. South Carolina : $21,91
As a point of reference the average Middle Class annual income today is $50,000, down from $54,000 at the beginning of the Great Recession.
Hawaii, DC, and Massachusetts pay more in welfare than the average working folks earn there.
Is it any wonder that they stay home rather than look for a job?
Time for a drastic change . . . America is virtually bankrupt.  Note that California is $18.50 an hour.
Are we nuts or what? How do we undo this type of stupidity? This is crazy!
Salary of retired United States Presidents -- $180,000      FOR LIFE
           
Salary of House/Senate                                -- $174,000         FOR LIFE
This is beyond stupid!
Salary of Speaker of the House                   -- $223,500        FOR LIFE
This is really stupid.
Salary of Majority/Minority Leader              -- $193,400        FOR LIFE
Average Salary of a teacher                           -- $40,065
Average Salary of Soldier --DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN                  -- $38,000
Think about this! Nancy Pelosi will retire as a Congress Person at $174,000 Dollars a year  FOR LIFE.
She has retired as SPEAKER at $223,500 a year. PLUS she will receive an additional $193,400 a year as Minority Leader, the fact that she has become rich while in office notwithstanding. 
That's $803,700 Dollars a year including FREE medical which is not available to us . . . the taxpayers.
She is just one of the hundreds of Senators and Congress that float in and out every year!
I think we found where the cuts should be made!
If you agree, pass it on. I just did.
Wake UP America !
Unless you really don't care that your country is bankrupt at the likes of these people!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday, July 12, 2016

THIS IS A LAUGH: LOVE THE CRACK ABOUT THE PANTSUITS.

TALK ABOUT PRESCIENT: Mark Steyn is an independent thinker who's right more often than not.And in this page from his website one can see how right he's been for a long time.  Part of the reason for this has to be his independence from any institution in the media world in addition to simply being an originalist.  He's also unafraid to make predictions and he has the perspective of an outsider although he's a naturalized citizen.  Always forthy of reading, like Victor Davis Hanson.

THIS ARTICLE POSTED APRIL 2015:There's been no relief in 15 months begging th question: what's next?

INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY exposes the heart of the case against the Clinton Foundation.

Corruption: The Clinton Foundation's questionable money dealings have raised eyebrows for years. Now, a letter circulating in Congress alleges that the Clinton family's supposed do-gooder foundation is in fact a "lawless, 'pay-to-play' enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years."
Those are pretty tough words for a former president and his wife, who happens to be the leading candidate to be our next president. But the congressional letter, which the Daily Caller News Foundation got its hands on, was written by Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who plans on asking the FBI, IRS and Federal Trade Commission to launch a "public corruption" investigation.
Is it warranted, or just politics? It sure looks like the former. As Blackburn's letter says, there is a "pattern of dealing that personally enriched the Clintons at the expense of American foreign policy."
Blackburn cites the for-profit education business Laureate Education, which paid Bill Clinton some $16.5 million to serve part-time as "honorary chancellor" starting in 2010, a year after Hillary became secretary of state. Laureate, for its part, gave the Clinton Foundation some $1 million to $5 million. Nothing illegal about that, per se.
However, the Daily Tennesseean reports that Blackburn's letter also details how "the International Youth Fund, whose board members include Laureate's founder, Douglas Baker, received more than $55 million in grants from the U.S. Agency for International Development while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state." AID is a part of the State Department.
Then there's Uranium One. Hillary Clinton, the Daily Tennesseean notes, "was one of several Obama administration officials who approved the sale of uranium to the Russian-operated company, whose chairman also has donated $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation." A number of other people involved in the deal also gave money to the Clintons.
"The appearance of 'pay-to-play' transactions involving Laureate and Uranium One also raises serious allegations of criminal conduct requiring further examination," Blackburn's letter says.
That's not all of the questionable activities.
As we noted back in May, the Clinton Foundation took in some $100 million in donations from a variety of Gulf sheikhs and billionaires who no doubt expected to reap political benefits from a future Hillary Clinton presidency, with Bill serving not just as first gentleman in the White House but also possibly as bagman. Among donors dumping bags of cash on the Clintons include Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
Lost in the shuffle is Bill Clinton's special "business partnership" from 2003 to 2008 with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the strongman ruler of Dubai. That deal netted Clinton some $15 million in "guaranteed payments," tax records show. And then there's the $30 million delivered to the Clintons by two Mideast foundations and four billionaire Saudis. For the betterment of humankind, no doubt.
As national security analyst and writer Patrick Poole said in May, "These regimes are buying access. ... There are massive conflicts of interest. It's beyond comprehension."
It took Wall Street financial analyst and investment advisor Charles Ortel -- whom the Sunday Times of London once described as "one of the finest analysts of financial statements on the planet" -- to untangle the mess in a series of ongoing reports. Ortel alleges that contribution disclosures by the foundation often don't fit with what donors' own records say -- big red flag.
"This," Ortel summed up, "is a charity fraud."
As a reminder, this isn't just some political vendetta. As far back as 2013, an alarmed New York Times warned that the foundation had become "a sprawling concern, supervised by a rotating board of old Clinton hands, vulnerable to distraction and threatened by conflicts of interest."
It turns out that's a gross understatement.
Testifying last week to Congress, FBI chief James Comey called Hillary Clinton "extremely careless" about her use of a private email server while secretary of state. But, curiously, he refused additional comment "on the existence or nonexistence of any other ongoing investigations." This needs to be disclosed. Americans deserve to know whether the person they're likely to put into the White House this November is merely a misunderstood career public servant -- or a pocket-lining career criminal.


THERE'S MORE HERE THAN MEETS THE EYE: The Clintons and their Democratic Party are a criminal syndicate posing as political leaders and a political party. That's all there is to it.

The former FBI agent in this post provides the answer to the investigation carried out by Comey and the FBI.  We already know about the extent of the Clintons' corruption from 20 years of enduring them in public life.  Therefore there is no doubt about their intentions regarding Hillary's use of a private server and her circumvention of laws and regulations controlling the use of the elaborate classification system in place to protect the vital secrets of the United States from the likes of Putin, Kim jon, the Mullahs, etc. The willful circumvention of the protocols by Hillary was to prevent the prying eyes of Inspector Generals and others from observing the extent and use of her influence as Secretary of State to influence illegal contributions to the Clinton Foundation which among other illicit reasons was formed as a political arm of the Clinton Family.  Of all this we are quite sure.  What we do not know is what was the motive behind the limited investigation  by the FBI of her use of the unauthorized email server that's become the focus of attention in this presidential campaign.  The author of the PL blog post here, himself an ex FBI agent familiar with the classification system and the technology behind its protection, raised this question in detail but leaves the discussion of motives at the mystery level.  Putting aside the question of who was responsible for the decision to narrowly limit the investigation, Comey, the WH, or the DOJ,  at least a plausible explanation of the motive, if the decision maker in fact was Comey, would look like this.  In his own mind, Comey probably and not unreasonably decided the consequences of following the facts wherever they lead, as stated the usual protocol in any FBI investigation, would probably lead to the massive corruption at the Clinton Foundation and even to enabling corruption at the White House level, decided a standard protocol investigation investigation could lead to a total breakdown of the already fragile, highly divided body politic might lead to a 21st century version of civil war.  Not wanting to be responsible for this breakdown in civic life, Comey decided to narrowly limit the investigation to Hillary's use of the email server with a built-in conclusion that there was no criminal intent to deceive on her part but simply naïveté about how the classification systems work.  Thus we have the official conclusion provided at his press conference that there was no criminal intent to deceive and the can of ugly worms has been kicked down the road.  This  is exactly the approach taken by Chief Justice Roberts when he decided the key component of Obamacare, the penalty for individual non-compliance with the provision calling for a fine for non-payment of mandatory premiums was in fact a tax, and not a fine.  Rather than undermining the entirety of Obamacare by rendering it un Constitutional, he too punted, leaving the decision for others, down the road.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

DETOCQUEVILLE ON DEMOCRACY:Sadly he may be right.

AN ELEGY TO A LOST OPPORTUNITY: Most clear thinking would agree.

HUMOR ROCKS: These cartoons are universally and uniformly fun.

SHE GETS IT:Extremely credible yonng woman.

DAVID STOCKMAN IS AN AUSTRIAN:Watch out below.

THIS FROM AMERICAN INTEREST PUBLICATION HITS THE MARK:
The pros and cons of Brexit are complicated; reasonable people could and did disagree. But what was most interesting was the reaction to a vote outcome unpredicted by the pollsters or, just as important these days, the betting parlors. In London, and throughout most of Britain’s upper-middle class world, the quality press, and the political establishment—the Great and the Good, in short—the result was not disappointment but curious combination of despair, hysteria, and quiet elation.
Much of the outcry against Brexit was not merely despondent, but, as my Twitter feed revealed, unqualified in its belief that the vote was a catastrophe. Equally unambiguous was the contempt expressed for those on the other side. The professors, business people, and journalists making remarks about the “lizard brain of the British people” had no visible inclination to do what some American conservatives appalled by the rise of Trump have realized they need to do, namely, figure out why a majority of their countrymen went for a choice they consider dangerously crazy.
What also appeared was a manifestation of a nasty class-based bigotry, as acid and ugly as anything an 18th-century aristocrat might have expressed for an uppity cobbler who presumed to have a political opinion. It was manifested most clearly, in London at any rate, by the gilded young who immediately began snarling at the old and the working class who voted for Brexit, and talking—emptily, most likely—about leaving London for elsewhere.
The larger phenomenon here, however, is a crisis not of ignorant masses, but of elites who have failed. All societies, except perhaps the Greek city-states of antiquity, are led by elites or, as the great sociologist Digby Baltzell described them, establishments. As long as they provide their societies with some consequential benefit (prosperity, success in war, or political leadership), can absorb talented non-elite members, and display virtues that the rest of society values (public service, self-sacrifice, or military courage) they deserve to hang on and do.
The elites of London, like those of this country and large parts of the Western world, appear in many ways to have failed those tests. The crash of 2008 crystallized a view of the financial class in particular as reckless, self-dealing manipulators. As Joel Kotkin among others has pointed out, by virtue of how our education systems have evolved, elite youth increasingly marry one another, and the prosperous can (and do) give their children every leg up—which poorer parents cannot hope to match. Meanwhile, the political and intellectual elites deserve, and receive, very little credit for patriotism or courage, because they do not exhibit much. As manifested on campuses in Great Britain as here, they increasingly show themselves intolerant of dissenting opinions, and inclined to bully because they have forgotten (or never learned) how to argue.
The failure of courage, Solzhenitsyn said at a particularly dark point in the Cold War, was in danger of becoming a distinguishing feature of the West. The young people who talked petulantly of abandoning their country because of a vote they did not like were bright graduates of the best universities in the English-speaking world—and severely deficient in pluck. They had no notion of that patriotism which says that when your country is in trouble, you are supposed to fight it out, not begin checking to see if Morgan Stanley is hiring in Madrid. They are not fit to be trusted with political power.
And in the very intemperateness of their reaction lies one of the best reasons to think that Brexit is, with all its hazards, a good thing.

LIAR LIAR PANTSUIT ON FIRE:Phew

RELEVANT REFERENCE TO F.SCOTT FITZGERALD:They are truly trailer park trash people.


THE ELITES DON'T GET IT: IT may be their power, wealth and influence is such they don't need to get it. Until they need to like when the money runs out.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

WHY BREXIT HAPPENED: It happened because we're becoming an extractive economy and a lot of people don't like it.

WHY WE'RE DOOMED:Not only is this meeting inconceivable on its face, it's the height of political corruption and malfeasance. And it's exactly what you get when your political system produces "leaders" like the Clintons.  They are the equivalent of Mobutu and all the other African country leaders who come to power by corrupting the system and suppressing the oppositions votes so that the are "elected" time and again by the people's will.  It's all a farce.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION THRIVES: And the result will be steady corrosion of schools and institutions. The evidence of the bad effects of this ridiculous, unAmerican policy are manifold and yet the beat goes on.  Justice Breyer is a squishy liberal who occasionally sides with conservatives when he doesn't want to look absolutely unhinged and foolish.

DEMOCRATS SURVIVE ON FRAUD: Can this be corrected as long as we are victims of Democrat PC culture? The answer is no and the reason is the Dems live for, thrive and prosper on state dole.  It provides them jobs, money, power and votes to perpetrate their manifold schemes to fleece the system and keep the good times rolling.  Hard to see how to overcome this scheme because for the most part Republicans are too busy being productive and too afraid of being called "racist".  The Dems have the perfect racket.

HOW GOVERNMENT WORKS FOR ALL:ESPECIALLY if you are one of the "ins" and are black.  The Obama years have been transformational in many ways.  They have perfected crony capitalism.  Watch this business in the future.  Meanwhile can anyone explain why the government should be in the business of making loans to everyone in order that they can get college degrees and then go on some form of the dole by most likely working for the government?

CBS AIDS AND ABETS OBAMA:hTheir handling of news should be required study at journalism schools everywhere.

A DEMOCRAT, WHAT'D YOU EXPECT?: Thomas Pickering is a political hack, a corrupt front man for Democrats who have something to hide. He's been around for decades and is the reason, among others, why the system needs to be blown up.

ONCE MORE YALE IN THE NEWS:All this stuff is enough to make one question the value of "diversity" at least as it is chronically stuffed down our throats by administrators at liberal arts school.