Sunday, February 26, 2017

Media, Trump, and the First Amendment

The Leftist media look like complete fools for whining about how Trump is mistreating them and how he's stepping on their rights.

The double standard the Leftists operate under is such a joke.

Where were they when Obama was abusing journalists from FOX News?

Obama never let up on his attacks and mockery. He was always taking jabs at FOX.

Where was all the concern about the First Amendment then?

It's all so hypocritical. Give it a rest.


New York Times Oscars Ad

The New York Times will be running a commercial on the Academy Awards tonight.

Pretty weird.

I don't think that will provide any sort of significant boost in circulation.

What's the point?

Bash Trump and Republicans. Rally the Leftist troops.



"The truth is hard. The truth is hard to find. The truth is hard to know. The truth is more important than ever."

"The truth is more important than ever"?

Why is that?

Wasn't it important for the last eight years? Why was it OK to gloss over or reinvent or completely ignore the truth then?

This ad does nothing to restore credibility to the New York Times. Instead, it serves to reinforce the truth that it is a Leftist rag.

Neil Fingleton R.I.P.



Rest in peace.

Judge Wapner R.I.P.



Rest in peace.

Bill Paxton R.I.P.



Rest in peace.

Trump Not Attending WHCA Dinner

The dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association, on April 29, is going to be very different this year. The president of the United States will not be attending.



The WHCA responded:




Some are calling Trump's decision a mistake. Others are calling it the right thing to do.

Some, like me, are saying, "WHO CARES? I DON'T."

Members of the Leftist press have made it clear that this would not be like other WHCA dinners, cancelling the after-party and another event. Celebrities have voiced their intentions to sit out the 2017 dinner.

I suppose, given all that hostility, it makes sense for Trump to stay away. The WHCA can have their little party and Trump can spend the evening doing something else. That's fine with me. This shuts down all the silliness that would be a distraction. It wouldn't be smart for Trump to allow his detractors to continue the drip, drip, drip humiliation scheme being waged by figures in media and entertainment. Every day, would there be another announcement of some oh so special person refusing to attend, boycotting Trump? Why put up with that?

I would bet that most Americans don't care about this dinner. What does this event have to do with our lives?

NEWS FLASH: The DC social calendar is irrelevant to us.

Media and political insiders don't seem to get that.


Transgenderism in Children - Child Abuse

The American College of Pediatricians issued a policy statement that did not sit well with some.



From BizPac Review:

The policy statement, authored by Johns Hopkins Medical School Psychology Professor Paul McHugh, listed eight arguments on why gender reclassification is harmful.
1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder.

2. No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one.

3. A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such.

4. Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous. Reversible or not, puberty-blocking hormones induce a state of disease – the absence of puberty – and inhibit growth and fertility in a previously biologically healthy child.

5. According to the DSM-V, as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.

6. Children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. Cross-sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer.

7. Rates of suicide are twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBQT – affirming countries.

8. Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful as child abuse.

I'm not surprised that the American College of Pediatricians would come under fire for labeling the encouragement of transgenderism in children as child abuse.

Child abuse is a very harsh term.

The stance most definitely doesn't fit the narrative being pushed at present.

WikiLeaks - Thomas Perez

Interesting.

Thomas Perez - DNC Chairman

Thomas Perez has been elected the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Here Are 7 Things You Need To Know.

The radical Keith Ellison came in a close second.

Many Democrats supported Ellison, unabashed anti-Semite.




From the Daily Wire:

On Saturday, Hillary Clinton’s wing of the Democratic Party won yet another rigged election over the Bernie Sanders wing of the party with the selection of Thomas Perez, former Obama Labor Secretary, to head the Democratic National Convention. Many of the more radical Democrats were quite upset with Perez’s selection, hoping for a militant move to the left.
The Democrats are not a unified party.

Donald Trump was pleased with selection of the new DNC chairman.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Slate's Alan Colmes Obituary

Some Leftists, too many, are cruel, horrible people.

Justin Baragona, Mediaite writer, found Slate's obituary for Alan Colmes to be "bottom of the barrel" stuff.

Mediaite is certainly not a Right-leaning outfit, yet called out Slate.




From Mediaite:

Slate writer Isaac Chotiner weighed in on the death of Alan Colmes by labeling the liberal political commentator a “buffoon” and “patsy” mere HOURS after the man passed away.

In the column, which we won’t link to, Chotiner provided such edgy, provocative, and ruthless observations like this:
In the context of Fox News, being a nice guy—and a “liberal” nice guy at that—meant being a buffoon, and a patsy. Colmes not only played the part to perfection—he defined it.

Oh, and this, regarding Colmes’s longtime on-air partner Sean Hannity getting a solo TV gig while Colmes was used as a contributor:
I always thought this was a strategic mistake from Fox’s perspective, because Hannity is an exhausting presence, and because Colmes made liberals look dumb in a way no other Fox show could manage.
And here’s Chotiner passing moral judgment on Colmes the afternoon of his passing away:
But while Colmes may not have been a genius, he wasn’t a complete moron either; in short, he was smart enough to know he was being used, and to take the money that his services demanded. If this is something less than morally reprehensible, it is still pretty gross.

What Baragona of Mediaite considers to be the real sleaze in all this is the fact that Slate was willing to exploit the death of Alan Colmes to simply get attention.
But the real issue at play here is that, in all likelihood, the writer saw Colmes’s death as an opportunity to be provocative for provocations’s sake. And Slate welcomed that with open arms.
That's not the only issue with Chotiner's comments, but it is an issue.

People were angered by Slate's obituary.

Sean Hannity was understandably outraged.






It really is disgraceful when a person's death becomes fodder to score political points or exploited to generate Internet traffic.

Are Chotiner and Slate really so cruel that they don't care to consider the pain they're inflicting on those grieving the death of Alan Colmes?

Yes.

Shame on Slate.


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Mediaite has tweets from others decrying Slate's tasteless obituary here.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump, Oscars, Movie Reviews Jokes

JIMMY FALLON: The White House announced that [Trump] doesn't plan on watching the Oscars this year. But still, Trump's a pretty big movie fan. He actually even put out his own reviews of all the nominated movies. Did you see this? Check this out.

After watching Fences, Trump said, "Should've been called 'Walls.'"

After watching Lion, Trump said, "I thought a movie called 'Lion' would be about CNN. #FAKENEWSREALPUN"

After watching Hell or High Water, he said, "Thanks to my climate plan - we can have BOTH!"

And finally, after watching Jackie, Trump said, "A First Lady who actually lives in the White House? FAKE!"

Jimmy Fallon: Rosetta Stone, Trumpese Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Interpreters say it's like Trump has his own language. They're actually calling it Trumpese. This is cool though, Rosetta Stone just released a new program to help people learn Trumpese. Take a listen to it.
ROSETTA STONE SPEAKER: Rosetta Stone. Trumpese. Lesson 3.
English: Hello, it's nice to meet you.
Trumpese: Hello, it's nice to meet me.

English: Today is Friday.
Trumpese: Take me to Mar-a-Lago, and step on it!

English: Seven people came to my party.
Trumpese: 80 billion people came to my party, and they were lining up at 4am.
FALLON: Very helpful.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump CPAC Speech Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Today, President Trump gave a big speech at CPAC but I guess foreign interpreters are having trouble translating his speeches because they say it sounds like he's speaking his own language. In fact, Trump is so hard to understand, he's this close to deporting himself.

Jimmy Fallon: CPAC, Gaylord Center, Mike Pence Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Of course, this week was the big Conservative Political Action Conference or CPAC. I saw that it was held in Maryland at the Gaylord Convention Center. When he heard the name, Mike Pence said, 'I'll just wait outside. Skype me.'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump and Marijuana Laws Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I saw that during his briefing yesterday White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that the White House could enforce tougher drug laws in states with legal marijuana. Stoners were so upset they immediately called their local congressmen and said, 'Did you call me, or did I call you? How did you get this number?'

Howard Dean: Trump, Kent State, Edmund Pettus Bridge

Howard Dean's comments about the election of Donald Trump are irresponsible.

They diminish what happened at Kent State and Selma.

Dean shows a disturbing lack of knowledge and perception when it comes to facts.

His rhetoric, like from so many on the Left, is out of control.




Dean has been out of control as long as I've been aware of Dean.


This sort of garbage from Dean is expected but that makes it no less crazy.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Bradley Whitford and Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump tweeted the following on Monday:



A day later, Bradley Whitford, West Wing actor and Madison native, responded to Ivanka's tweet with this:




Good Lord!

Get a grip, Bradley!

The hate just drips from Whitford. Seriously unhinged. "F--- your shoes"?

Really?

Really disgusting. So ugly. So totally expected.

The Leftists have lost their minds.

John McAdams Receives Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Award

Marquette University is back in the spotlight, and not in a good way.

Since 2014, John McAdams, a political science professor at Marquette, has been battling the Jesuit university's shocking attacks on him, the Catholic tradition, academic freedom, and free speech.

When the university tried to fire him, McAdams sued. Depending on how things play out, the case may go before a jury in June.

At CPAC on Friday night, McAdams will receive the Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedom from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

It is honor that McAdams has certainly earned.

M.D. Kittle writes:

Still fighting for his speech and contractual rights two years after Marquette University drove him out of the classroom, Professor John McAdams will receive a top national academic freedom prize Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

McAdams will be awarded the Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedom for his outspoken criticism of political correctness on college campuses.

“Professor McAdams is a fearless defender of free speech and open inquiry, and a martyr to political correctness,” said Richard Graber, president and CEO of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, which supports the Kirkpatrick Award. “His dismissal from Marquette University flies in the face of the traditions of academic freedom.”

The award carries a $10,000 stipend and honors the memory of Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations “who was known for her outspokenness in hostile environments, her clarity and determination in the midst of oppression, and her fierce dedication to American ideals and academic freedom,” according to a statement.

Whenever I write a post about John McAdams, I always encourage donors to Marquette University to withhold their financial support.

After decades of giving financial gifts to the university, we have proudly NOT donated to Marquette since learning of the McAdams matter. No donation in 2014, 2015, or 2016. We will give no money to Marquette until John McAdams is back in the classroom and receives appropriate recompense from the university. I strongly urge others to do the same.

Jimmy Fallon: McCain, Trump, and Steven Seagal Joke

JIMMY FALLON: John McCain actually praised Trump's new national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, calling him an outstanding choice and a man of genuine intellect, character, and ability. Then Trump said, 'In that case, forget it. Get me Steven Seagal.'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump - Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe Joke

JIMMY FALLON: It seems like Trump's staff is still trying to get a handle on things. In fact, one insider says there is no rhyme or reason to who Trump picks for his administration. Trump was like, 'Not true. There's definitely a rhyme in "Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe." Eeny and Meeny rhyme, and Moe is the reason.'

Jimmy Fallon: Apple and Trump Transgender Bathroom Rule Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I saw that Apple is criticizing Trump after he overturned the rule that lets transgender students use the bathroom of their choice. Apple says that regardless of your gender, everyone should be able to drop an iPhone into whichever toilet they want, as long as you keep buying iPhones.

Jimmy Fallon: Paul Ryan Horse Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan just got back from a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border. While he was there, he actually rode a horse. When he saw Ryan wearing a shirt, one guy said, [With Russian accent] 'You are doing it wrong. You ride both bareback, you and horse.'

Jimmy Fallon: Pope Francis Cyberbully, Trump Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I saw that Pope Francis has actually been tweeting Bible references that oppose President Trump's travel ban. You know you're doing something wrong when you're getting cyberbullied by the pope.

Scott Walker - CPAC 2017

Scott Walker addressed CPAC on Thursday.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lou Reed: The Blue Mask - 35 Years Ago

Thirty-five years ago today, Lou Reed released The Blue Mask.

CNN Leaks - Project Veritas, $10,000 Award



From Project Veritas:

Project Veritas Releases Over 100 Hours of Audio From Inside CNN

James O'Keefe Offers $10,000 Award for Content Which Exposes Media Malfeasance

Anonymous Source Within CNN Provided Audio to Project Veritas

More Audio Yet to be Released in a WikiLeaks Style Dump

Project Veritas released 119 hours of raw audio in a WikiLeaks style dump, with over 100 more hours still yet to be released. The audio was secretly recorded in 2009 by an anonymous source inside CNN's Atlanta headquarters who we are identifying as Miss X. The tapes contain soundbites from current and previous CNN employees Joe Sterling, Arthur Brice, and Nicky Robertson, as well as numerous others. Project Veritas is also offering a $10,000 award for content that exposes media malfeasance.

12th Anniversary

I started this blog twelve years ago today.

Writing at this site for twelve years--

Alan Colmes R.I.P.



Rest in peace.

Obama, Not Trump, Anti-Semitic



Mark Levin made the case that charges of President Trump's supposed anti-Semitism are unfounded and absurd. He says there is a concerted effort on the Left to paint Trump as tolerating anti-Semitism.

Levin offers evidence that Obama is an anti-Semite, something he has said many times before.

On his Tuesday program, Levin explains how he arrived at that conclusion.

MARK LEVIN: There's been no president, to my knowledge, more hostile to the Jewish community, no president more hostile to Israel, even more than Carter, than Barack Milhouse Benito Obama - aka Barry Soetoro.

I called him out repeatedly during the course of his eight year reign and I finally concluded that he was an anti-Semite.

The kind of man who would sit in the pews of a church for twenty years and listen to the racist ramblings of a knucklehead like Jeremiah Wright, who would befriend somebody like Professor Khalidi, who's now of Columbia University, he and his wife and their ties to Hamas, who would treat the prime minister of Israel the way that Obama did with utter and complete contempt, and on the way out the door, direct his clown the ambassador to the UN Samantha Power to undermine the state of Israel's security, at the same time leading, not just signing a deal, leading a deal that would arm the Islamo-Nazis in Tehran with $150 billion that would allow them to effectively build ICBMs that could hit our allies and eventually us, and in ten years would enable the Islamo-Nazi regime in Tehran to go full bore with its nuclear warheads. So maybe not a nuclear warhead tomorrow, but many nuclear warheads in ten years - Mr. Nobel Peace Prize.

And of course, Obama was supported by Leftists of all faiths, including Leftist Jews. And I say this as a Jew, who's disgusted.

Now, Donald Trump is elected president of the United States. Clearly, the prime minister of Israel is thrilled, has a big smile on his face throughout the press conference they had before their meeting last week. Donald Trump, whose son-in-law is an Orthodox Jew, Donald Trump, whose daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism, is an Orthodox Jew, whose grandchildren from that couple are being raised as Orthodox Jews - suddenly, we're told that Donald Trump is not only tolerating anti-Semitism taking place in this country, but is encouraging it through his supporters. Encouraging it through his supporters?

No, that would be Barack Obama. That would be some of our new America-loving immigrants who come into this country from parts of the Arab world and the Muslim world, who've taken over our college campuses and shut down speech, particularly any speech that supports Israel. That would be some of the Leftists in this country who are trying to lead an economic boycott of Israel.

The Left is filled with bigotry. The Left is filled with poison. It is the Left that's filled with violence. And that's what's taking place.

And so to hear a fool like Jerry Nadler, who backed Obama every step of the way, every step of the way, who comes from one of the most Left-wing Democrat congressional districts in America, a big chunk of Manhattan, they elect a clown like this and they vote for Barack Obama, and this fool dares to say the following - Cut 1, go.

[Clip]

JERRY NADLER:
But it's certainly about refusing to do what any president, any governor, any decent mayor would do, which is to denounce a wave of bigotry. Maybe he doesn't want to denounce his own supporters, because some of his own supporters are responsible for this.

[End clip]

LEVIN: Stop. You see, there's no end to this. So now it's not about anti-Semitism. It's not about being anti-Jewish, or anything else. Now it's about Trump's supporters. Now, keep in mind, this is a Democrat party that is debating seriously whether or not to install Keith X - aka Keith Ellison - as the chair of the Democrat National Committee.

Keith X, Keith Ellison, who worked for Farrakhan's organization for years, Farrakhan - a well-known Jew-hater, a well-known anti-Semite, embraced by Democrat city mayors all over this country, by the way.

...

So now, can someone show me anywhere at any time when Trump has demonstrated any level of anti-Semitism? It's so absurd. It's so absurd. Oh, I can point to many examples with Obama. I just started.

The Democrat Party is now the party that breeds anti-Semitism. The Democrat Party is now the party that breeds Israel hate. The Democrat Party backed a man, Obama, who used the UN Security Council. They didn't just vote. They were operating in the shadows behind the scenes. They used the UN Security Council to attack Israel's security.

...

So, Obama is the biggest funder of terrorism the world has ever seen, $150 billion to the Islamo-Nazis in Tehran, on top of that, another $1.7 billion or so in hard currency, flown into Tehran under cover of dark, for our hostages. If that had been Reagan or a Republican, that would have been an absolute crisis we'd still be involved in. We'd never hear the end of it. Never hear the end of it.

Obama uses the UN to abstain to an anti-Semitic hate Israel resolution. And yet these leftists, leftists generally and leftists, I'm sorry to say, in the Jewish community, come after Trump, like this pathetic clown Jerry Nadler.

The anti-Semitism charge directed at Trump is really bizarre.

That fact that Trump has to defend himself on this is nuts, especially given the fact that Obama was never called out for his clear anti-Semitism.




Jimmy Fallon: Washington Father of Country, Trump Stepfather Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I saw that today is George Washington's birthday. [Applause] Don't worry he's not watching. George Washington is, of course, the father of our country, while Trump is more like the stepfather that got your mom on the rebound. [With a childlike voice] 'You're not my real president.' [With a Trump voice] 'You call me dad whenever you're ready.'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Mar-a-Lago, Camp David Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I read that Trump's frequent visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort have many wondering if he'll stick with the presidential tradition of visiting Camp David, while others would just be happy if he stuck with the tradition of visiting the White House. You're still president on the weekend. Do you know that?

Jimmy Fallon: Trump's Speech to Congress Joke

JIMMY FALLON: President Trump is getting ready to speak to Congress next Tuesday, and apparently this speech will be more upbeat than the one he gave at his inauguration. People were like, 'Seriously? Manchester by the Sea was more upbeat than his inauguration speech.'

The Beatles: The Ed Sullivan Show, Week 3 - 53 Years Ago

The Beatles appeared for the third consecutive week on The Ed Sullivan Show fifty-three years ago today. Their performance for this show was taped earlier in the day of their live televised appearance on February 9, 1964.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mika Brzezinski: OUR Job - Control Exactly What People Think

Actually, this is quite funny. The Leftist media are imploding.

This morning, Mika Brzezinski seemingly unintentionally relayed the MSNBC credo: "Our job" is to "control exactly what people think."



MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Well, and I think that the dangerous, you know, edges here are that he's trying to undermine the media, trying to make up his own facts. And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that is, that is our job.

You said it, Mika!

That's what has the Leftist media so ticked off right now. They're beside themselves because they believe it's their job, and theirs alone, to control information. They get to decide truth and disseminate it to the masses. Only they have that ability. Anyone attempting to take that "job" away from them is a threat and must be delegitimized. That's their reality and that's why they're flipping out over Trump.

Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate



Leah Vukmir did not officially declare her candidacy to challenge Tammy Baldwin in the 2018 U.S. Senate race when she talked to Mark Belling on Tuesday afternoon, but she talked like a candidate. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck.

I would fully support Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate.

There is no question that Baldwin is extremely vulnerable. The same Wisconsin voters that chose Ron Johnson and Donald Trump are itching to replace her. This time, Baldwin can't sail into office on Obama's coattails.

Wisconsin voters rejected Russ Feingold, again, and Hillary Clinton. Red Wisconsin is poised to elect another Republican to the U.S. Senate. I would enthusiastically back Leah Vukmir to be that person.

Jimmy Fallon: Kyrie Irving, Betsy DeVos Joke

JIMMY FALLON: This weekend was the NBA All-Star game, and Cavaliers player Kyrie Irving made news for saying that he thinks the earth is flat. And this is nice, today he was named an education ambassador by Betsy DeVos.

Jimmy Fallon: H.R. McMaster Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Trump also made a pretty big addition to his cabinet. Yesterday, he announced his new pick for national security advisor, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who is actually Trump's third choice for the job. He's like the RC Cola of national security advisors. That's right, his name is H.R. McMaster. Incidentally, a McMaster's is also the best degree you can get from Trump University. 'Mom, I got my McMaster's! It came with a toy!'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump, African American Museum, and Ben Carson Jokes

JIMMY FALLON: I saw that this morning Trump spoke at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., marking the first presidential speech that was broadcast with a seven second delay. 'Just in case.'

Actually, Trump went on a tour of the African American Museum with Ben Carson. Things got awkward at each exhibit when Trump would turn to Carson and say, 'Friend of yours?'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Golf Joke

JIMMY FALLON: A new report from the Washington Post reveals that Trump has spent 25 hours golfing during his first month in office. But during his intelligence briefings, he really buckled down and played Wii golf.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump and Long Tie Joke

JIMMY FALLON: This is kind of weird. I noticed that President Trump didn't wear a tie to his big rally in Orlando on Saturday. I guess it was either at the cleaners or he got tired of tripping over it.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump and Sweden Joke

JIMMY FALLON: At his rally on Saturday, Trump suggested there was a terror attack in Sweden that didn't really happen, and then the Swedish embassy asked the State Department for an explanation. You know things are bad when the country that makes IKEA instructions is totally confused.

George Washington's Birthday - 285

HAPPY 285th BIRTHDAY, GEORGE WASHINGTON!



"The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon."

--George Washington