Here's To 2017

Looks like this will be the final post of 2016.

Soooo, I guess it's appropriate to wish one and all a Happy New Year.

On Alleged Russian Hacking, The Fake Reporting Of The Washington Post And Lessons Of Iraq Lost

Back when the U.S. was arguing for war with Iraq, they presented several factors and reasons for doing so. However, the primary excuse they settled on was WMD's. At the time, I considered each one and concluded the United States stated its case based on the aggregate and not just WMD's.

In retrospect, while seemingly logical, it wasn't the best of decisions. Sure, both sides can continue to claim failures and successes of the invasion of Iraq, but that's merely an intellectual game at times  descending into a vortex of counterfactuals.

The important thing was to learn how government presents it case for war. We were told and lectured about the need to ask questions and be skeptical; to be vigilant and demanding of proof for such undertakings.

All good advice.

Yet being forgotten in the story of America now angling for war with Russia. Funny how that happens when 'your guy' is in power.

The latest story comes out of Vermont where it's been alleged Russia 'hacked' its electrical grids. It was originally erroneously reported in The Washington Post  (wade through the comments if you must. If anything, it reveals how people will suspend any interest in facts for partisanship. The lust for war with Russia - fuelled by an irrational hatred for Trump - is clouding their judgment and brings into question if progressives hold any principles at all) and has quickly been debunked lead by Glenn Greenwald and other people who make it their business to understanding what hacking is.


"...Apparently, the Post did not even bother to contact the company before running its wildly sensationalistic claims, so they had to issue their own statement to the Burlington Free Press which debunked the Post’s central claim (emphasis in original): “We detected the malware in a single Burlington Electric Department laptop NOT connected to our organization’s grid systems.”

...So the key scary claim of the Post story – that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid – was false. All the alarmist tough-guy statements issued by political officials who believed the Post’s claim were based on fiction.

Even worse, there is zero evidence that Russian hackers were responsible even for the implanting of this malware on this single laptop...."

"...This matters not only because one of the nation’s major newspaper once again published a wildly misleading, fear-mongering story about Russia. It matters even more because it reflects the deeply irrational and ever-spiraling fever that is being cultivated in U.S. political discourse and culture about the threat posed by Moscow."

Cyber-attacks of any kind are serious and should indeed be investigated. However, once doubt is established, it should not be used as a basis to agitate the population by spreading lies like the Democrats are. In this case, Leahy and Shumlin are acting derelict for their boss Obama.

Indeed, one has to wonder if this is to hijack a smooth Presidential transition.

If WMD's were the Trojan Horse for Iraq, is it a stretch the Democrat party has found its own Trojan Horse via Russian hacks?

All this rhetoric can in theory lead to war so why are the Americans doing it? It's further infuriating considering it's being pushed by a President who but four years ago mocked Romney for asserting Russia was a threat by saying the 1980s wanted its Cold War back.

That's the magic question. Why now and why Russia?

For eight years, Russia has managed to maintained the upper hand on the United States under this administration, could this be a factor?

It's not hard to interpret progressives looking for Russian blood as wanting to stick to Trump.

Don't let the irrational fear of Moscow pimped by the Obama administration control the narrative.

Be citizens regardless of party affiliation. 

The Last Daily Derp Of 2016: Obama's Final Derpy Days

I have no idea what Obama is trying to accomplish in his final days as President. Past Presidents passed their time giving out pardons and solidifying their legacy by saving seals or forests or something.

Not Obama though. Nope. No, he has to go and, well, I'm not sure what. He seems to be flailing around trying to find something it seems. That 'something' looks like is Putin and Russia and their alleged 'meddling' in the U.S. elections. So much for the 1980s wanting their Cold War back, eh?

When it comes to Russia, Obama doesn't know what he wants. 

In any event, his latest action was to ask 35 Russian diplomats leave the country. It's a head scratcher indeed. Then again, his entire foreign policy legacy has been one incoherent mess; so much for three-dimensional chess playing. I can't point to one foreign policy piece de resistance (Cuba? Maybe. Iran? I don't think so. Paris Agreement? Meh). Every move he has made has not advanced U.S. interest or enhanced its status. The Russian angle is especially interesting because here's a country ('Member when Obama 'meddled' in the Ukraine and Brexit? I 'member) that's managed to out maneuver Obama in the Middle-East thus making Russia the key player in the region there despite not having the gargantuan and superior capabilities of the United States. I guess you can say Obama has misused American might in his miscalculations. It didn't help he didn't exactly have abled minds in Hillary and John Kerry; one as incompetent and the other as uninspiring. 

And with Obama's latest stunt only opened up a door for Putin to yet again outplay him as he did by saying Russia would not retaliate. 

It's also interesting to note that all this time Obama took no action against Russia and now all of a sudden they're a problem? Over a phishing email Podesta opened up they now pass off as a hack? Forget that, you know, Hillary had an illegal private unsecured server making it easy for literally any hacker in any country to break into.

Quite the distraction but stay on cue please.

These are the cynical actions of a President complete lacking in leadership choosing to put party and politics above the nation. There's no reason to do this and it's meant to disrupt the 'smooth transition' for President-Elect Trump. It's deliberate and unfortunate. Not only was this administration one of the least transparent in modern times, it was also extremely hostile to the press.

Apparently, if you didn't report what The White House told you, you were deemed part of the 'fake news.' This is their petty game really.

Oh, before I forget, about Hillary:

It's also worth noting Russia and the U.S. share intelligence information including about terrorism. Why the Americans would want to jeopardize this useful partnership is perplexing.

The Democrat party of the United States in the last eight years manage to lose the narrative and plot.

Hey, his legacy can still be salvaged. After all, he can just say he 'inherited a mess' and Bush.



The best summation of Obama's foreign policy comes from a quote pulled from the Internet (I forget where - so shout out to who ever said it:

"George W. Bush fucked up the entire world like a virus. And Obama continued that fuck up."



Contradictory statements was a feature not a bug during the Obama years:

"...Obama; and the best way that could be decided upon to issue the reversal was by this indirect one, which would be sourced to his subordinate Nuland, so that Kerry himself wouldn’t have to be the person contradicting himself, and so that the blame for the actually anti-Minsk-agreement position of the U.S. President himself would go instead to Nuland, whom everybody already knows to be a “neo-conservative,” and a hardliner against Russia — and would definitely not go to the Nobel Peace Prize winning U.S. President, Barack Obama.
In other words: the President, who had been behind the February 2014 coup that instigated Russia’s defensive measure of protecting its main naval base (ever since 1783) in Crimea and so Russia’s accepting the overwhelming desire of Crimea’s residents on 16 March 2014 to become again a part of Russia (of which Crimea had always been a part until 1954), wanted to move forward again with the war in Ukraine, and with the resulting sanctions against Russia, all of which were part of Obama’s plan ever since at least the summer of 2013, when the organizing of the overthrow of Yanukovych had started at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev.
But it still doesn't answer 'why'? Why is Obama antagonizing Russia?
"...The people who say that Obama doesn’t have a plan are simply ignoring it. The evidence is very clear what the plan is. And it is succeeding: it’s a war-plan against Russia.
This 'fake news' crap is for idiots. 

No. Seriously. You're an idiot if you bought the bit.

Anyway. About that 'fake news' so rampant on the right.

Problem is ('Member the time NBC edited videos and Brian Williams and plagiarism at the New York Times and Dan Rather and...takes deep breath...I 'member), the left have been making shit up before, during and after Trump's election.

I'm going to go ahead and put Greenwald in the professional, principled liberal category. Not to be mistaken with the unprofessional, unprincipled progressive category:

"...This article, instead, is about a report published this week by The Guardian that recklessly attributed to Assange comments that he did not make. This article is about how those false claims — fabrications, really — were spread all over the internet by journalists, causing hundreds of thousands of people (if not millions) to consume false news. The purpose of this article is to underscore, yet again, that those who most flamboyantly denounce Fake News, and want Facebook and other tech giants to suppress content in the name of combating it, are often the most aggressive and self-serving perpetrators of it."


Oh, speaking of unGreenwalds.

Why the left are intellectually bankrupt and lack principles:

"Reich in September 2016 Will Trump refuse to concede if he loses the election? Republican Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky told religious conservatives that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, blood might have to be shed. "I want us to be able to fight ideologically, mentally, spiritually, economically, so that we don't have to do it physically," Bevin said Saturday. "But that may, in fact, be the case." Recently, Trump's close adviser Roger Stone warned that if Clinton were to "steal" the election, her inauguration would "mean civil disobedience, not violence, but it will be a bloodbath. The government will be shut down if they attempt to steal this and swear Hillary in. No, we will not stand for it. We will not stand for it."

Regardless of what Trump and his troops are planning, this kind of rhetoric is irresponsible and dangerous. A democracy depends on a peaceful transition of government. To suggest otherwise is to fan the flames of paranoia and violence."

Reich today.

Any questions?


The Unhinged:

The bizarre and erratic story of Kurt Eichenwald.

Maine man threatens to not supply propane to people who voted for Trump.

NYT reporter asks why can't we just assassinate conservatives?

Republicans consider ending the Republic as we know it: That Supreme Court Stonewall May Not Crumble Anytime Soon

Aaaand, one Christine Fair of Georgetown University.

As you read her mental screeds, recall she's an associate professor of Peace and Security studies.

Ladies and gentlemen, your tolerant progressives.

They were all 'joking'. Naturally.


Paging Lloyd Braun:

"...At a time when many are decrying the end of civility, a Miami attorney has launched a proposal to persuade people to be more civil to each other. And it comes with teeth: specific guidelines and even civility courts to hand down punishments like community hours.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article121634457.html#storylink=cpy

What is it with bureaucrats and their fetish and obsession to criminalize behaviour?

I'm guessing someone is going to set her aside and ask if she's retarded. I hope because this can't and won't end well if it happens.

Besides, Saudi Arabia has something similar. They call it Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. 


Do they really want to go there?


What a horrible story from Wilfrid Laurier University. There can be but ONE solution here. Give Dosman his job back and tell the students to fuck off. Thankfully, people are treating this with the same shock and dismay I am.

For students who know better but may feel compelled to join in on these tyrannical witch hunts. Listen up.

If you purposely take someone's right to earn a living away based on stupidity, that makes you evil. Full stop.



Speaking of mob rule:

Andrea Bocelli backs off performing at Trump's inauguration because of, well, you know (points over shoulder), the unhinged among his fan base.


Media misleading the public on Syria. 


No shit.


Feds want to track private cars.

Hackers and security experts say it's a bad idea.

Who do you believe?

This shouldn't take too long to answer.


Those are some really strange, frightening and ugly fish.


Neil de Grasse Tyson is popular not because he makes science fun or relatable (dude half the time is talking nonsense mixing politics into his unrefined philosophical musings) but - I contend - is a result of indifference and ignorance about science.

'I fucking love science' is not about loving science.

It's good science has a spokesperson but really, we can do without the venturing off into Rationalia ventures.

Stick to one's area of expertise. If not, you end up (points over shoulder) like this guy Paul Krugman. Talking progressive gibberish in a gimp outfit.


Critical Mathematics Pedagogues.

What is it? Sounds awesome!

There are some really dangerously stupid people in academia.


Bad science. Sugar wars:

"...A report published last fall found that government nutrition rules have been and are still based more on money and politics than sound science."

No shit.

More examples of not considering the 'unseen'.



Adding up the cost of Hillary's wars.


The New York Times to vacate and rent out eight floors in their midtown office building. Will consolidate staff on redesigned floors.

Oh dear. There go the Russians being all hacky again. When will we stop fake news!
Sink away pals.



This is a sane assessment of Hillary's loss.

Not that it should matter. What difference does it make at this point?!


Remember, this is the left:

Ideology before humanity.


IRS parasites.

And these scumbags probably high fived one another for lives their ruined.


End the war on fake news lest you be shut down. Censorship is all we're going to accomplish.

This is very troubling now.


Part of Obama's legacy:

"...The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years — even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.
Under the new rule, wind companies and other power providers will not face a penalty if they kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles, nearly four times the current limit. Deaths of the more rare golden eagles would be allowed without penalty so long as companies minimize losses by taking steps such as retrofitting power poles to reduce the risk of electrocution."


See the published Wikileaks Hillary/Podesta emails for yourself.


More bad science and the soda tax. Harvard study reveals reality is a bitch.

"There is no real world evidence that they have the slightest effect on calorie consumption, let alone obesity. They are stealth taxes which allow governments to pick the pockets of the poor,"

This week in social engineering and income theft passing off as science...


According to Wikileaks and other sources, it wasn't Russia but people from inside the DNC who outed Hillary.


The real numbers of how many people are now insured under Obamacare. It's less than the 20 million claimed by the government.


Michigan Marxist vegan restaurant closes.

Gee, I wonder...why?


Chaka Fattah sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Yes, he's a Democrat. Need you ask?


A scandal (and incompetent) ridden party barely into its second year.

When it comes to fundraising, the Liberal party of Canada are similar to their counterparts down in the US. They squawk and cry about ethics and getting money out of politics, but they engage in the very activities they scorn.

I wonder that that makes...them?


Trump is no Objectivist:

"...Objectivists are ideologues in the best sense of the word. We’re people who think big ideas and abstract principles are important. Rand titled one of her non-fiction books Philosophy: Who Needs It—note the absence of a question mark. This also is not what you think of when you think of Trump. Most Objectivists recognize him as a pragmatist in the worst sense of that word: as someone without fixed convictions and principles and without any sense that he needs to have them.
While we don’t have high expectations for Trump, we’re happy to see some Rand fans going into his cabinet, and we hope that her love for the cause of freedom and individual rights and for the virtues of integrity and independence will have some significant influence on them. That’s the kind of ideological conspiracy the country could really use right now."


Warren's witch hunt progressive populism is exactly what America doesn't need:

"...The hedge fund manager she condemned was Whitney Tilson, who runs Kase Capital. Ms. Warren — the fiery Massachusetts Democrat who is known for her stern mistrust of Wall Street — called him out by saying, “Tilson knows that, despite all the stunts and rhetoric, Donald Trump isn’t going to change the economic system.” Then she added, “The next four years are going to be a bonanza for the Whitney Tilsons of the world.”

There’s one rather glaring problem with Ms. Warren’s attack: Mr. Tilson happens to be one of the few financial executives who publicly fought Mr. Trump’s election and supported Hillary Clinton. A lifelong Democrat who was involved in helping to start Teach for America, Mr. Tilson also happened to be one of the rare Wall Street executives who had donated to Ms. Warren and actively sought new regulations for the industry. Recently, he gave Mrs. Clinton $1,000 so he could see Ms. Warren speak at a campaign fund-raiser. (He’s also far, far from a billionaire.)"


And these people want to rule a country.

Typo may have caused Podesta email hack.

I gotta ask. Was it even a "hack" in the strictest and classic sense?


Well, is that interesting....

                        "...While the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) does not dispute the CIA's analysis of Russian hacking operations, it has not endorsed their assessment because of a lack of conclusive evidence that Moscow intended to boost Trump over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, said the officials, who declined to be named.

                         The position of the ODNI, which oversees the 17 agency-strong U.S. intelligence community, could give Trump fresh ammunition to dispute the CIA assessment, which he rejected as "ridiculous" in his weekend remarks, and press his assertion that no evidence implicates Russia in the cyber attacks."

"...Last week the French National Assembly approved a plan by the Socialist government to outlaw pro-life websites. The proposal goes far beyond consumer-protection efforts; it prohibits sites based on point of view."

France, as we knew it, is gone.

Dead perhaps. 

"...Students at the University of Pennsylvania removed a portrait of Shakespeare from a prominent location in the school’s English department after complaining that he did not represent a diverse range of writers."
The rise of the fascist progressive left.

Besides Russia...and Eastern Europe...this administration has also antagonized Israel.


Don't judge Obama on his words. They mean nothing.

Judge his actions.

"...But more quietly, Obama has continued to expand the power of the president to wage covert war. The Washington Post reported last month that Obama was elevating Joint Special Operations Command – the government’s high-level team for global killing missions – into a “ new multiagency intelligence and action force,” with expanded power to launch attacks on terrorist groups around the world."

Lecturing Trump about needing to restrain the expansion of Presidential power (along with not engaging in Executive Order abuse) is quite impressive in its epic trolling of 'doing as I say, not as I do.'


Let's take a break and indulge in a feel good story.

92 year-old Saskatchewan resident and former military man - Lorne Figley-  world's oldest plumber.


History of the fillibuster.


Obama's final family vacation to Hawaii cost taxpayers $4.8 millions.


And finally a new documentary titled Poverty Inc. is out.  I haven't seen it but seems interesting.


Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays

Fake News Explained In One Equation

Disagreeing with us = Fake News.

That's it. Straight math. No algebra required.

If you're one to use or incorporate  'fake news' into your argument be aware the argument is made weaker if not irrelevant.

Never mind it's ridiculous to buy into this obvious progressive bit of cynical manipulation.

Don't be so easy to fool. The least you can do is at least make it hard for them to use you. At the moment, they have little respect for you and it shows.


Facebook Shitty; America Fast Losing The Plot On Freedom Of The Press And Speech

Zuckerberg is a guy who came up with an idea that became a worldwide phenomena and became wealthy as a result. Good for him.

But he should rethink this notion he knows better than the people and positioning himself a purveyor of legitimate news sources and websites. He's not that smart.

What the heck are they thinking? Or are they?

I'm actively cheering against Facebook for its decision to suppress freedom of expression and speech.

I can't accept this sophomoric, anti-intellectual, progressive behaviour.

What we're seeing is social media conspiring against the people aligning itself with the mainstream press.

Fuck 'em.

Russia Today it is!


Last Minute Gift Ideas: Espresso Machine

Things have gotten too serious around here lately.

And for good reason gosh darnit!


For the XVII'd time, I'm an espresso drinker and offer my opinion from time to time about my escapades as a consumer of the little I-talian shot of caffeine.

A couple of months ago I began to look into buying instant espresso machines with pods along the Nespresso variety.

Except I didn't want a Nespresso. My mother has the machine and wanted something different.

Now, to be perfectly honest, to me the best espresso comes from a cafetiere (for stove top. Brands vary from Bialetti to Slancio to Omnia) along with manual or automatic espresso machines for beans. If done right, you get real espresso.

But for times where you don't feel like operating a Gaggia or Pavoni or whatever brand there's always the pod option. Mind you, before I go on, espresso machines are compatible with pods except these are not the pods popularized by Nespresso; they look more like tea bags. If you own a pressurized espresso machine you will need a single shot filter and it will give you the convenient you may be looking for.

Anyway, while I think this is the better option where quality is concerned*, Nespresso machines offer still another alternative.

Without getting into details as I think most people are familiar with the concept, I'd rather just get into a brand I picked up at Wal-Mart. That being Martello.

Personally, I think this machine offers great bang for the buck. Priced under $100 for the machine and with a pack of 10 pods going for around $5, Martello is a Made in Italy espresso experience.

If you're in the market for one give it a shot. Definitely a good gift idea for the price and for someone who could use one.

*My chart:

Best options:

1) The best combination is to buy the beans and grind them at home with an espresso machine that comes with its own grinder or a free standing grinder. You can't really top this. This also gives you the option of making single and double (corto and lungo) as well as the ability to use pods mentioned above. You can also find residential espresso machines that exclusively operate for pods - e.g. Avanti is an example.

2) The most popular - and traditional - way of making espresso is with a cafetiere. With this method you buy ground espresso (Illy, Lavazza, Kimbo etc.) and prepare it on the stove top. You can also buy the beans and grind them yourself (prices range from $90 De Longhi's to a $600 Rancilio).

3) The most recent trend is the 'capsules' we see in Nespresso machines. It's not the most authentic espresso and the way you measure the quality really depends on what you expect out of it but to hard core coffee drinkers, it's not our first choice. I use my Martello when I really don't feel like using the machine to save time. 

Grocery Store Blues

INT. Day. Grocery store.

T.C. drops several items at the cash. Cashier passes items.

Cashier: Do you want a bag?
T.C.: Yes. I'm not a fucken hobo.


And On The Seventh Day Trudeautown Was Completed

"We have to know that a large percentage of small businesses are actually just ways for wealthier Canadians to save on their taxes and we want to reward the people who are actually creating jobs."
Another piece of classical economic insights from the Prime Minister.
It doesn't make any sense but it sure sounds good. And with this bunch leading the government, sounding good - or looking marvellous - is much better than being sensible.
In two tiny sentences, he manages to get you to fall back on your couch or chair in frustration while face palming.
-What does 'we have to know' mean? Other than the usual misleading drivel? Is it settled? Do 4 out of 5 dentists agree? Do we have a consensus anywhere near the mythical '96% of scientists' believe in climate change? Truth is, there is no 'study' that empirically shows what he's asserting. I don't even thing he even knows given he never started and ran a business. Justin has never had to make payroll.
-It would help, also, for the PM to define 'wealthier Canadians'. It would also be helpful to not mislead Canadian into making it sound like small business deductions are a nefarious ploy by crafty 'rich' Canadians to not pay 'their fair share'. Alas, you need to find demons and scapegoats to further and support your progressive agenda of getting greedy people to pay 'their fair share', no?
The average salary for a small business owner is $68 000 in the United States. Even adjusted for Canadian dollars (roughly $90 000)  it doesn't have the same demonizing impact Justin is probably angling for. 
Then again, as mentioned, it's not like he defined what he meant by 'wealthier.' If Justin meant it relative to the population (average salary in North America is about $48 000) then yeah, he's awesome. But the problem is $90 is just middle-class. Bus drivers, cops and even some teachers - all civil servants- are not that far away from these figures. Not wealthy in the sense he's aiming for.
-On rewarding. It's not the effen government's place to 'reward' entrepreneurship. The 'rewarding' usually comes at the expense of other people. Government Intervention Unintended Consequences 101. Aside from this tidbit, it further cements his incoherent statement as once someone starts a business they've created ONE job at the very least - the owner while having created all sorts of demand for your product or service. This is where the 'unseen' kicks in that many cement-headed, zero-sum progressives can't seem to grasp because they're too busy cutting their beards to look like Bolsheviks. The unseen being the fact SME's sub-contract, outsource and trade to the point it spawns subindustries. For example, that metal designer who was looking for work as an independent can suddenly .Inc himself get to work. Hey, right there more jobs are created! 
-As mentioned, rooted in this ignorance is the idea the government can improve or spurn entrepreneurship by incentivizing new businesses by screwing over existing ones that have done absolutely nothing wrong to deserve to be spoken to in this condescending, flippant and irresponsible manner.
-Another problem? He's benefited from small business deductions. Oh look. Mr. Trudeau is a hypocrite. Colour me red and shocked.
The Liberals are not friends of small business. Ideology and principals first. Remember that.


More Video Clips On The Failures Of The Democrat Party

Obama really needs to put a sock in it. The more he speaks, the more he loses what's left of any credibility where his defunct foreign policy is concerned. His own behaviour to undermine Russia in the Ukraine wasn't exactly appreciated either.

Syria is his piece de resistance and he failed miserably. Trying to chastise the Russians simply isn't working and is transparent in its cynicism.

Own it, Mr. President.

Hard, I know, for you to do, but there it is.


Yikes! Can Democrats be anymore insufferable and disingenuous? How deep does this mind set run in this party?

Look. It's simple:


I think everyone knows by now they're at best over playing Russian involvement in the elections. It's such a stupid distraction it can only appeal to stupid people.

Searching for truth my ass.

They're just pissed off. Simple as that and they're taking the country down with them. It's what the left does as purveyors of a degenerate ideology thankfully on its death bed.


Here's an adult take on U.S.-Russian relations in The National Interest for those of you who care and still maintain a sensible outlook on politics.

The left are too far gone to even attempt a civil and intelligent discourse with.

Fake News

Hey, President Donald Trump: Do you know where your bombs are falling?

Over to you Facebook you anti-intellectual, faux outraged morons. Fake or not? Chop, chop, this is your first major test. Don't mess this up!

How anyone could hitch their credibility and integrity based on the obvious lies of the Democrat party of the United States? Worse, looking to overturn (usurp) a legal outcome to an election for one of the most contemptible and corrupt human beings in Hillary bleeping Clinton? How far down the partisan hole have people fallen?
Are people out of their minds?


Drain The Intellectual Swamp Littered With Progressivism

Watching the Democrats not go away in dignity after the election result has been quite the astonishing display of being quintessential sore losers. The problem is, they seem prepared to burn the whole thing down with all their nonsense and shenanigans about recounts and Russia.

If they were to pull this off it would lead to serious civil unrest.

All based on a....tantrum. Really, it's all it is. There is not evidence Russia hacked anything. There was no real election fraud and it unfortunately took taxpayer dollars to humour the arrogant cynicism of Jill Stein. There really isn't any intellectual reason for it; unless you want to delude yourself in faux self-righteous rage.

The left is just doing what it always did. Lie and rely on faulty premises.

You can build a civil and compassionate society without progressive policies that are rooted in envy and violence. You don't need 'progressivism' to find enlightened ways to, for example, provide education to the poor.

End this ride.

I think Shapiro is more on cue with this I'm afraid.

Anecdote. The other day I made an innocuous comment regarding slavery and Irish indentured servants. It was rooted in simple, basic, irrefutable facts. But someone didn't like it and made the predictable leap to calling someone they don't know on the Internet a....ready?.....racist.

This is the power and intellect of the progressive left these days.

Time to drain the swamp.


Updated: Losers Are Gonna Loser: List Of Excuses Democrats And Its Believers Have Issued With A Straight Face For Hillary's Loss

I've updated this list on December 19, 2016. Those will be in bold orange; the original remain in blue.

Here's a laundry list of excuses we've heard about why Hillary lost. And they just keep coming and as they do they get weirder and weirder and more unhinged:

-We didn't show up.  Obama said, "So part of the reason it's important to show up, and when I say show up, I don't just mean during election time, but to be in there engaging and listening and being with people," he said, "is because it then builds trust and it gives you a better sense of how should you talk about issues in a way that feel salient and feel meaningful to people."

Yeah, calling people racists and blaming colonialism or bitter clingers or deplorables (want more examples) is probably not a good idea. Decent Americans sorta took notice, you know?

The problem is you pitched your values and Americans rejected it.

Then again, this is a President who came to rely on the Executive Order to mask his inability to sell his ideas to Congress but now astonishingly offers Trump unsolicited lectures on the dangers of such orders. The very definition of a great statesman is to be able to rise above and reach over to his or her opponents. Obama gave the impression he was flippant and wasn't all that interested in working to achieve such goals and objective relying instead on demonizing and executive orders. Not to mention his musings on unilateral action is stunning given he bypassed Congress to depose Qaddafy only to leave that country in tatters while unleashing a refugee and migrant crisis that Italy and Greece had to deal with.

The head spins. 

-Jon Stewart. The one-time anchor of a popular satire show, it was believe many young people got their news from him. It has been alleged had he not stepped down from The Daily Show, millennials would have voted for Hillary. Easy, sneasy.

-Third party candidates. Poor Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and even Bernie Sanders. Apparently, their existence is bad for democracy. People voting with their conscience doesn't strengthen democracy, it damages it! If it were not for third party candidates, Hillary would have, you guessed it, won.

-James Comey (with special appearance by Anthony Weiner). The head of the FBI investigated Hillary's emails (where she was unwilling or incapable of backing down and accepting responsibility. She was warned by everyone from her husband to the President it wasn't such a good idea but did it anyway because she's that delusional and arrogant) and declined to indict her. However, when new emails arose via Weiner's cell phone, the bureau had no choice but to investigate and reopen the case. It is said this swayed the vote.

-Misogyny. America wasn't ready for a woman president just like they couldn't handle a black President (even though they voted for one - twice). Nope. They just hate women and voted for a women hating gorilla who says bas things.

-Racism. Naturally. As mentioned, the same voting populace who voted for Obama suddenly flipped and turned racism led by the 6000 strong KKK.

-Ignorance. Rust belt, fly country and blue collar workers. Duh. A no-brainer.

-The NRA. The NRA are the boogey-men of the left. It would not have been normal had they not mentioned the organization with 4 million members.

-Fox. I mean come on! It's always Fox's and Rush Limbaugh's fault! Know what's playing in dentist offices everywhere? Fox. Know what made me beat up a Muslim randomly? Fox. Not CNN. Fox has mind-altering powers only Democrats seem to understand.

-Alt-right/alt-media/talk radio. This one is actually a troubling one because it's a narrative they will use as an excuse to shut down free speech, websites and and news organizations that don't toe the propaganda line. Milo, Beck, Limbaugh, Molyneux, Breitbart never mind blogs are all in trouble.

-Fake news. This (which is connected to the above) is all the rage among the fanatics who have suspended rational thought and reason.  Fake news is nothing but a smear campaign of sorts. It's an unholy alliance of media, politics and business interests out to double down on beginning the process of cracking down on free speech. The hypocrisy is stunning given what we've seen, for example, at the NYT, NBC, and with Dan Rather and Brian Williams over the years. This one is a serious matter and we must not buy into this obvious attempt by the whores in the media to usurp the wishes of the American people and keep from them the truth. Let's not get into the undisclosed conflicts of interest of Bezos owning WaPo and Slim the NYT.

Whatever. She's lame.

And so is Elizabeth Warren:

It's not rigged, @realDonaldTrump. You're losing fair & square. Put on your big-boy pants because this is what accountability looks like.

- Citizens United. This from the candidate that raised more money than the three main candidates combined. 

- Wikileaks - Of all the excuses, this one probably has the most reach but likely not enough to determine the outcome.

- Electoral college. As yes, when all else fails blame the system and...democracy. This one has done more to reveal the naked ignorance and hypocrisy of the left. This debate is pretty much a non-starter and waste of energy. It's counter-productive and only serves to instil angst into people for no good reason. The electoral college is the system and determines elections. Not the popular vote. Simple. That Hillary won the popular vote is completely irrelevant because this is not how elections are won. It's like saying yeah we lost 3-2 but we outshot our opponents so in reality we deserve to win.

Hillary's 'popular vote' essentially came from California. Outside California, Trump won.

All this intellectual energy is wasted into what comes down to ONE state out of 50.

Also, what happened to all those people who were supposed to 'flip' their votes for Hillary? In fact, she lost more votes than Trump! More of that mainstream fake news, huh.

- Russia. This deserves its own post and then some. Never mind there is little or no evidence Russia tampered with anything, it's quite the nauseating meme. But even if they did was it enough to change the outcome? Worse, is it a reason to antagonize Russia while beating the war drums? Of course not. It's the direct result of  derelict and dangerous Democrat establishment that's lashing out at anything and everything in its path. Like the fake news narrative, this one can come with serious consequences. The former can usher in a 1984 Orwellian destruction of free speech and the latter war.

Luckily, people who write this rubbish often face the wrath of people no longer buying into the lies; it not just plain lazy journalism and meek intellectualism.

And forget about how the left suddenly have rediscovered their anti-war voice, the 1A even going as far to claim stimulus won't work under Trump because reasons. As it's been repeated endlessly on this blog, the left have no principles. And where they've run out of arguments, they resort to shouting and reaching for anti-liberty tactics such as calling for imprisonment, shutting down guest speakers and the like. When that's not enough, they just simply go straight for the death threats as they did threatening the lives of electoral voters. One site, who will not be linked here, even published the addresses of voters.

To return to Hillary and Russia. Recall that she meddled (Ted Kennedy did it first in the 1980s) in the Ukraine election and decided to attempt the overthrow of Assad. Both were gigantic 'grab my pussy' type fuck you's to Russia.
It's Hillary's well-established belligerence, lack of tone deaf self-awareness,  and fetish for violence that would lead to blinding blundering stupidity leading to a war.  
A loose canon really.
With Trump, at least Putin (who has the full backing of his populace) will be able to discuss fighting radical Sunni Islamic terrorism as well as resetting the climate change (particularly the fossil fuel industry which Obama sought to eradicate) hysteria and toning it down a little.
Long story short? Trump is more rational. The way Hillary spoke about Russia is plain not normal.

That's some list. All that's missing is climate change.

They learned well from their boss the 'I didn't do it' President. You know, the President who just said, 'I inherited a mess' and 'GOP obstructionism' whenever things didn't go his way or failed to do anything of note. He set the tone to let this kind of thinking sink into the psyche of the party.

If the Democrats were a person or a team, I'd want nothing to do with them. Could you imagine being around someone who constantly bitched and moaned like this? I couldn't stand to be around someone who constantly blamed others for their mistakes and decisions.

If sports teams blame a loss on:
1) field, court or ice conditions.
2) officiating.
3) crowd noise.
4) opponent tampering with equipment.
5) the media.
6) injuries.
7) luck.
While we *could* see some justification in the whining it would not detract from the fact they lost to a better team. Period.
Usually this means:
1) better preparation and execution.
2) better overhaul talent and team spirt/play.
3) mental and clock management.
4) superior tactics and management.
5) determination and grit (aka heart/wanting it more).
6) luck.