Democrats, the Deep State, and their media homies want to destroy our right to govern ourselves

Kurt Schlichter:

The blizzard of lies and distraction blowing through Washington is not just any routine stuffstorm, but a calculated attempt to bring down a president – our president, not the establishment’s president. And more than that, it’s an attempt to ensure that we never again have the ability to disrupt the bipartisan D.C. cabal’s permanent supremacy by inserting a chief executive who refuses to kiss their collective Reid.

This is a coup against us. It’s a coordinated campaign by liberals and their allies in the bureaucracy and media to once and for all ensure their perpetual rule over us. We need to fight it, here and now, so we don’t have to fight it down at the bottom of this slippery slope.

It’s brazen. It’s bold. It’s insulting to our intelligence. They aren’t even trying to hide their lies anymore. Truth is irrelevant; this is a choreographed dance routine and everyone has his moves. Call it Breakin’ 2: Electric Leakaroo, except instead of trying to save the community center they’re trying to save their power and prestige.

To buy the media narrative on this latest Russian nonsense, you must believe:

He follows with a list of 9 idiotic things you must believe in order to believe the nonsense about Russia/Trump collusion. The 9th is that you’ll have to believe in Unicorns. Read the whole thing.

Crazy gluten free quinoa milk diet kills baby

It’s not harmless to believe a bunch of lunatic stuff.

A 7-month-old baby died when his health-food nut parents fed him a diet of quinoa “milk” and other gluten-free, lactose-free dairy alternatives, according to reports.

The boy’s mom and dad diagnosed him with food allergies but didn’t actually consult a doctor — even after the tot started gasping for air in his final days, Belgian prosecutors say.

He only weighed 9 lbs when he died, about half the normal weight for a seven-month old. I think half the people on earth believe every load of crap idea that comes along.

Camille Paglia: “It’s the collapse of journalism”

Speaking in an interview by the Washington Examiner, Paglia said:

“Democrats are doing this in collusion with the media obviously, because they just want to create chaos,They want to completely obliterate any sense that the Trump administration is making any progress on anything. I feel like the Democrats have overplayed their hand.”

Don’t they always? I’m not sure they have much of a hand. Here’s a list of things Trump says he’s accomplished over the objections of the “dishonest” media.

  • Hiring freeze on nonessential federal workers
  • The stock market has hit record numbers
  • Imposed temporary moratorium and new federal regulations
  • Has stood up for men and women in law enforcement, including implementing a task force.
  • A plan to destroy criminal cartels
  • Extreme vetting
  • A plan to build a wall along the Mexican border
  • A “crackdown” on sanctuary cities refusing to comply with federal law
  • Negotiated and saved money on U.S. contracts
  • Withdrew “from the job-killing disaster known as TPP”
  • Eliminated regulations for manufacturers
  • U.S. approval rating is at 55 percent and “going up.”
  • A surge in optimism, particularly in the business world
  • American plants and factories moving back into U.S.
  • Productive conversations with world leaders
  • A plan in progress to defeat ISIS

I think he could add that economic expectations are more hopeful than they’ve been for the last 8 years. More people are finding jobs and busineses are more willing to invest in expansion.

See also: The Media Has Lost Its Marbles

Comey and his media pals are shooting blanks

After meeting with President Trump 3 months ago James Comey wrote a memo to himself to memorialze the conversation.  Nothing wrong with that, I’ve done the same thing many times. It’s valuable later to help you remember what was said.  If it’s ever offered in evidence in an investigation or a court proceeding it’s not of great value unless the other party to the conversation acknowledges it as correct. Otherwise, it’s a self-serving document. It gains a little weight if you mail it to yourself and have it in a sealed envelope with date stamp by the post office. You still need some way to prove you didn’t steam open the envelope to make changes. So, it’s chief value is still to refresh your memory.

Comey wrote in his memo to himself that President Trump asked him to stop the investigation into Michael Flynn. President Trump denies that he ever said any such thing. Comey and his media accomplices are now claiming the memo shows that President Trump commited the crime of obstruction of justice.  Comey did not make this allegation at the time and never reported any such thing to the FBI or the Justice Department.

Under Federal law (18 USC 4 and 28 USC 1361) Comey should have informed the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice, even by the President.  The statute makes it a crime for anyone in his position to fail to report the crime of attempting to obstruct the course of justice.

Gregg Jarrett of Fox News: Comey’s memo is being treated as a “smoking gun” only because the media and Democrats, likely prompted by Comey himself, are now peddling it that way.

Comey will soon testify before Congress about this and other matters.  His memo will likely be produced pursuant to a subpoena.  The words and the context will matter.

But by writing a memo, Comey has put himself in a box.  If he now accuses the President of obstruction, he places himself in legal jeopardy for failing to promptly and properly report it.  If he says it was merely an uncomfortable conversation, he clears the president of wrongdoing and sullies his own image as a guy who attempted to smear the man who fired him.

Either way, James Comey comes out a loser.  No matter.  The media will hail him a hero.

Comey and his media buddies are losing their battle of revenge. By the way, those newfound media “buddies” of Comey’s hated him just a few weeks ago. After a while when nothing comes of this and Trump is still there Comey’s media homies will go back to hating him again.

The Chinese Wall That Is Slowing China’s Economy

As children we learned in school (those of us old enough to have been to school back in olden times when schools actually were for the education of children) that the Great Wall of China was so impressive it could be seen from space. We learned that the purpose of the Great Wall was to keep out the Mongol Hoard raiders from the Eurasian Steppe. We might also have learned that whatever the original purpose of the Great Wall it later proved itself useful for the imposition of duties on goods traveling along the Silk Road. Economic growth has always been good for people, however it may be achieved.

China’s economy suffered greatly under the brutal dictatorship of Moa Tse-tung. But about 40 years ago, just about the time of President Nixon’s 1972 visit to Chou En-lai, China embarked on a lessening of government control to encourage economic growth. Real change came in 1978 under Deng Xiaoping. China’s economy responded immediately and China has enjoyed rapid growth of around 9% annually over that time.

It appears that government intervention in the Chinese economy coupled with massive government debt is now threatening to slow it all down, perhaps dramatically. The new wall of China that threatens its economic future is its Communist government. Despite all the reforms of the past 40 years China remains in the grips of a crime family, the best way to describe the Chinese Communist rulers. Communism everywhere it has existed on earth is rule by a criminal gang.

Xi Jinping, China’s current “premier” ruler has secured far more power than his predecessors. There’s a problem with that. Mr. Xi does not believe in free markets. That’s bad, because all of China’s economc gains will be cut short by the imposition of a new Great Wall of communism.

China’s Economic Reforms Have Hit a Wall. Despite the promises of reform [Xi Jinping] made in 2013, he was always a fair-weather liberalizer, and as soon as clouds formed over the housing sector in 2014, Xi quickly resorted to intervention to shift money into the stock market the following year. The sudden fall of the Shanghai and Shenzhen bourses that summer was met with ham-fisted measures that beget additional intervention. Reform now means not marketization but strengthening the state.

Free market capitalism is never going to be compatible with communist rule.

Camille Paglia, feminist lesbian that I like

Her recent book Free Women, Free Men argues, among other things, that feminism is “stunting the maturation of both girls and boys” and that “if women seek freedom, they must let men too be free.” Now, there’s sentiment not often found amoung feminists. Camille Paglia is not like most feminists. She’s rational. She’s smart. She’s a Democrat that criticizes Hillary Clinton. Did I say she’s smart? I just wonder why she’s a Democrat. On the other hand…

I agree that if women seek freedom they should want the same for men. I wrote something about that a while back: Parity For Pro Choice — A Man’s Right To Choose

Some GOP Senators Pushing Merrick Garland for FBI Director

Story here.

It would be a big mistake. This probably stems from the usual GOP belief that they can make nice with Democrats, but that never works. Trying to be bipartison with Democrats is a fool’s errand and a lost cause. When GOP pols try to get Dems to like them it backfires and the Dems simply ramp up their hate-filled attacks.

Democrats are bullies who only understand power and strength. When they talk about compromise they really mean GOP surrender. The Palestinians will make peace with Israel before Democrats will make a deal with the GOP this isn’t total surrender by the GOP. Why should they? The GOP has shown so many times that they will eventually cave if the Dems stay on the attack.

Can’t let facts stand in the way of the narrative

89% of colleges report zero campus rapes in 2015. This is good news, yes? Not to the social justice warriors, they can’t let this override the narrative that 1 in 3 women will be raped on campus before graduating.

Most U.S. colleges — 89% — reported zero incidents of rape in 2015, according to American Association of University Women (AAUW) analysis of data provided by schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Reported is the key word. Just because a school had no rape reports doesn’t mean no rapes happened.

AAUW’s findings very likely do not reflect the true state of sexual violence among college students, since a majority of incidents go unreported. In fact, a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Justice estimated that 80% of student victims don’t report their rape or sexual assault to police, based on data from 1995–2013.

Still, the 2015 AAUW report isn’t as rosy as the previous year’s. In 2014, 91% of schools reported zero rapes, based on annual crime data disclosed by more than 11,000 colleges and universities.

Related: Alarming UT-Austin report: 15% of female undergrads say they’ve been raped

Other studies have yielded a different picture of sexual violence on campuses. More than one in five students said they had experienced sexual abuse, along with physical abuse and threats of physical violence, a 2011 survey by Fifth & Pacific and Knowledge Networks of more than 500 college young adults aged 18-29 found.

Why the apparent disparity between reported and actual numbers? Victims have numerous reasons for not reporting their assaults. Twelve percent of victims felt their assaults were not important enough to report to police, according to the DOJ data. Other reasons cited for not reporting include personal reasons and fear of reprisal.

It will never matter if campus sexual assault isn’t really happening. The narrative is too important. So what if it’s a lie. It’s such a useful lie. Notice that right after telling us a majority of “incidents” go unreported they cite a claim from UT Austin that 15% of women are claiming they were sexually assaulted on campus.

I don’t think genuine rapes are likely to go unreported. It’s a violent act, it is clearly a crime. If the alleged victim can’t be bothered to report it to the police you have to question whether a rape actually occurred. And given the high number of rapes on college campuses that turn out to be hoaxes it would seem that rape is over not under reported.