Friday, March 16, 2018

FBI Crook McCabe *Almost* Retires

h/t WRSA

(MORDOR) Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a little more than 24 hours before McCabe was set to retire.

Sessions announced the statement in a statement just before 10 p.m., noting that both the Justice Department Inspector General and the FBI office that handles discipline had found "that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the media and lacked candor - including under oath - on multiple occasions."

Somebody at FBI has quite a wry sense of humor.
Well played, boys.

It's also surprising to see that Sessions was awake after suppertime, and still has a detectable pulse, let alone some vague idea of how to conduct business at the Dept. of Justus, but it was nice of him to finally make an appearance.

Oh, and "lacking candor" also goes by the less obfuscatory phrase "lied his ass off", and when it's under oath, the Federal Code has another clever term for the action:

Perjury. - 18 USC 1621

Let's see what he's willing to cough up on his minders in exchange for not doing the whole nut on 5 years in federal PYITA prison.

An indictment, which should be a virtual certainty, would pretty well kill his credibility for any testimony in front of Mueller, unless the special prosecutor wants to rack up a count of subornation of perjury himself.

No wonder Shrillary's getting drunk by noon every day.

National Education Association, Call Your Office...

h/t Kenny

Thursday, March 15, 2018

This Sign Took 3/5ths Of An IQ Point: All He Had

h/t to Gun Free Zone for the pics

But don't think the white kids were any brighter:

And those posters are proof that school teachers in the public schools should get an across-the-board 50% pay cut, and continue getting a 10% cut each year that their students can't think at grade level.

Vegas Update - Lotta Good Questions, Still No Answers

h/t Gateway Pundit

Vegas radio host Wayne Root has a list of twenty things in the incident that still don't add up. (Which would be ALL of them.) 
#1 Rambo: 
How did an overweight, out of shape, 60-year old, anonymous guy (on no one’s radar) with no military training and no military or law enforcement history become Rambo overnight? He carried out this plot with no help? Got hundreds of pounds of weapons to his room? He broke open a hurricane-strength 800- pound window? Set up sniper-type guns? Pulled off worst mass shooting in America’s history with no training, no help? Even though the one over-riding theme of every survivor/witness I’ve spoken to, or heard from is…they saw or heard multiple shooters. Yet the FBI and Vegas police immediately discounted this theory. Why?

The girlfriend connection has always been fishy, Paddock paying off a $100K debt a couple of days before the shooting is damning evidence that he never did it nor planned it, and Trump's Twitter silence on this whole thing has been deafening, IMHO.

I have spent a literal lifetime shooting down black helicopter theorists, because most of them are psychotic lunatards, but this time, nothing else makes any sense whatsoever, whereas a cover-up of a terrorist plot makes perfect sense, at every step of the incident.

For my money, it's far more likely there were other or multiple shooters, Paddock wasn't any of them, and the answer to the mystery lies four flights up from that 32nd floor suite, where Saudi terror-loving princes cavorted in a private hotel-on-top-of-a-hotel, and where authorities never investigated, but which could have held an entire terror cell unencumbered and unseen, done the entire deed, and walked out at their leisure hours or days later. Probably exactly like they did.

Paddock was just the dead patsy left behind to give a semblance of tying up loose ends for the easily bamboozled.

That, to me, makes one helluva lot more sense than anything that's been floated thus far.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

By The Way...

I don't get caught up in the day-to-day numbers much, but this one sticks out.
Some one of you looking at this between 1300-1500 PDT will be the blog's 2,000,000th visitor.
It took about 8 1/2 years to get to the first million.
It's taken about 14 months to get to the second one.
Perhaps I'm getting the hang of this.

For all those visits, as well as links, comments, and general interest in what I do here, my sincere thanks. I hope I've made the visit worth the trip and the time.

Time To Feed The 'gators

PALM BEACH GARDENS — A Jupiter teenager said his Muslim faith led him to fatally stab a boy on his 13th birthday and injure two others at a sleepover Sunday night in BallenIsles Country Club, Palm Beach Gardens police said during a 2 p.m. news conference.
Corey Johnson, 17, was arrested Monday after he reportedly confessed to stabbing the three people while he spent the night at a friend’s home in the gated community off PGA Boulevard. 
No words from the retards in the FL legislature on raising the knife-buying age to 25, or banning any mosque that holds more than 10 members.

Florida: Making Mississippi and Alabama look sensible and intelligent for 200 years.


Crookedest DoJ In History

Don't stop with Tillerson, Mr. President.
It's time to fire Sessions, Rosenstein, and Mueller, for incompetence and/or violations of black-letter federal law.

Tell Trey Gowdy his retirement plans just went in the shitter, and he's the new Acting AG, effective immediately.

And then start shuttering the FBI, and laying people off.

Addendum, from comments at WRSA:
Sessions wanted to have the AG job, but he doesn't want to do the AG job. Move him over to Border Patrol or ICE, or just put him out to pasture.
Shitcan crooked/criminal Deputy AG Rosenswine too, and every other crooked Obozo holdout at the Dept. of JustUs. Terminate Mueller's interminable fake investigation, and investigate him for suborning perjury and misprision of felony.

Then purge the FIBs of everyone, down to the level where you find guys who want to actually go after actual, y'know, criminals.
(And if that ends up being 5 guys there, or even none, I'm okay with that too.)

And trim the ranks of federal law enforcement allowed to form tactical teams, carry guns at all, or make arrests to just the US Marshals, the Secret Service, and the FBI. DOE can arm nuclear plant guards and prison guards can carry, but only on the premises, Customs and Border Patrol can carry on duty at the border and ports of entry, Park Service guys can carry only in federal parks, and the Coast Guard is still the Coast Guard. Everybody else writes tickets and summonses, unarmed, or else has to tag up and bring actual federal cops. Everybody else carrying at 97 other federal agencies, turn them in, tomorrow. And make that policy federal law, ASAP.

While I would love to see la Coulter put in the post, mainly because Joy Behar and the rest of the coven on The Spew would have immediate heart attacks, far more likelier is Trey Gowdy.

An experienced state and federal prosecutor, no tolerance for bullshit,  and he knows how to prosecute people, which is the sin qua non of the AG post. Best of all, he's actually trying to get the hell out of politics for good, and doesn't want the job, which should be a requirement for every cabinet post there is, in perpetuity. Drag Jason Chaffetz out of retirement and make him the Deputy AG. Then sit back with a wall of chips and popcorn, sipping cool libations, and enjoy the show that follows.

Call it Operation Sanity.

A year of dithering and recusing himself marks Sessions as a bumbling jackass, and the time is long overdue for him to go, for good.

Hogging The Narrative

h/t  Gun Free Zone, again. Dude's on fire today.

This is what happens when your side's spokeshole is the leader of the Childrens Crusade, 2018 version.

Oh, and Mike Godwin can go f**k himself, sideways, with a rusty chainsaw.
When we're talking about Nazis being Nazis, outright and deliberately, the odds of comparing them to Nazis goes to 100%, immediately. Because Reality.

I'd Invite The Anti-gunners To Try Harsh Language

h/t Gun Free Zone

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Shrillary: Still Fit As A Fiddle


Must've been another case of the magical one-hour pneumonia.

America, saved from the regime of a crippled sociopathic liar, by the merest whisker of Electoral good fortune.

h/t to Dan in comments.

Uber/Lyft v. Oakland. Bring Popcorn.

h/t Mike

"Government has no native criminal class. Except politicians." - Mark Twain

Over at  Cold Fury, Mike (who also drives for Uber) notes the ceaseless efforts of petty dictatorships to impinge on and steal from others' economic activity.
OAKLAND, Calif.—A local city council member is beginning to float the idea of taxing ride hailing companies like Uber and Lyft as a possible way to raise millions of dollars and help pay for local public transportation and infrastructure improvements.
If the effort is successful, Oakland could become the first city in California—Uber and Lyft’s home state—to impose such a tax. However, it’s not clear whether Oakland or any other city in the Golden State has the authority to do so under current state rules.
Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan told the East Bay Express that she wants the city council to put forward a ballot measure that would tax such rides.
“The power to tax is a separate power regardless of whether or not you can regulate something,” said Kaplan in an interview with the alt-weekly. “They’re using our streets to do business, and we don’t currently have any revenue from it.”

So many lies. Where to start?

1) It's Oakland. Something so bad even San Francisco is embarrassed about it.
2) The city is getting their taxes from it,  they're just trickled down from the state.
Exactly as noted, the vehicle is taxed, the registration and licensing is taxed, the gasoline is taxed (and taxed {and taxed}),  the tires are taxed, the repairs and maintenance are taxed, the driver's income and the company's business profits are taxed, and there are bridge tolls collected by the bridge trolls, all of which goes into money for Oakland.
But, they've already spent that sinecure on payoffs to cronies, and they want more.

But this is government, so they won't be asking like Oliver Twist.
They'll be beating the taxes out of we, the peasants, like the Sheriff of Nottingham.

What Oakland hasn't figured out how to do - yet - is insert a shop vac directly into the companies' tills, and decide how much, if any, of their own income Oakland might decide the company ought to be refunded, subject to capricious change at whim.

So, as usual,  a politician is caught lying outright, because her lips were moving.

Wire. Lamppost. Politician.
Assembly required.

And she's too late to the party, because now Lyft and Uber are no longer scrappy Little Guys, but instead have become Big Business, and have the means to evade and stomp on this nonsense by dint of huge customer base, and corporate warchests.

Worst case, their drivers will simply lie and evade the taxes entirely, and Oakland will be left trying to fight black market drivers, which they have neither the will nor the ability to thwart.
Like gypsy cabbies, they'll simply go decentralized.
Everyone now knows that one could come up with a new app where riders post needs, and drivers fulfill them, cash is exchanged, and government is completely cut out of the deal. It's a bureaucrat's black market nightmare of brobdingnagian proportions.
"WHAT?!? You mean, the economy can move along, and there's NO WAY for us to steal some of that money for ourselves? ZOMG THE HORROR!!!!!" - said every politician ever minted
Any enforcement actions will be like low-level arrests in the drug war: merely opportunities for advancement for everyone else.

Go ahead, government @$$tards, slug that tar-baby for all you're worth.
Tell us how it works out for ya.

Monday, March 12, 2018

I Say Fruit, Not Hildebeast, Is On The Menu...

Boo! Happy Halloween!

Some folks think the (D)s are so insane, they run two-time loser and serial felon Shrillary again in 2020.
I doubt it, and suspect that since her freshness date was up in 1993, and the last campaign nearly killed her, she's never coming back again.

I could, of course, be wrong, but that's where I'd put my chips.

If both Trump and the economy are as healthy in 2020 as they are now, the Democrats know they haven't got a snowball's chance in hell of beating him, so they nominate some flaming whacktard as a Mondale-esque sacrificial lamb in two years.

They do this to push the discussion far to the left.

Then, when he's gone in 2024, they put up someone a whisker less radical, and the media paints it for the low-information voters as a massive shift to the middle.
This also gives them six years instead of two to regroup and get their collective crap in one bag.

The don't want an old white woman, sooner or later on.

They want someone brown, a woman, a globull warmist.
Ideally, all of the above.

In short, they're looking for some pliable talentless hack, and they've got six years to find the talent and groom them. What they want, is an Unripe Pomegranate.

Bad Ideas File

stolen from Irish

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Old Guys Kick Ass

If you'd like to let Hollyweird know what you think about gun control, or you'd just like to get some entertainment value for your buck, there are two things you can do this weekend.

Thing One, is go see Bruce Willis(61) in Death Wish, now in wide release.

Bad Guy thinks he's sorry. He's about to be sorrier.
A well-written and perfectly updated remake of the Charles Bronson iconic original that breaks the Remake Curse, and re-imagines the original very nicely, without making you wish the writer and director were part of the final body count. Considering the source material, that's no mean feat.

There's no need for spoilers, just go see the movie. If you saw the original one, you know what you're getting. If you didn't, go back and watch it later on. First, go see this one.

Thing Two, is drop by the local DVD/BD counter, and grab The Foreigner, if you missed it when it came out last year. Or, even if you saw it.

Wait till you see the other guys.

With non-Bond Pierce Brosnan in the way of London Chinese restaurant owner Jackie Chan(62) in his quest for answers amidst The Troubles, this one hooks you, and then drives the point home relentlessly.

Jackie Chan is still The Man, from the beginning to the end of this movie.

As Tommy Lee Jones once said onscreen,  "This is not the work of a cook."
I'd even buy it at WalMart. Jackie Chan is the only thing made in China in that whole store that's worth the full price you pay, and then some.

Both flicks: Both thumbs up. No disappointments, and worth the time and the ticket.
This is what we go to the movies for.

(For comparison, at their age, John Wayne was making The Green Berets, Hellfighters, and True Grit, and winning his Best Actor Oscar.)

Old guys kick ass.

The Deciders

inspired by Old NFO and commenters

Don't worry about the aroused rabble.
Be a decider.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Important Reminder

h/t Kenny


Remember, kids, water is in the blue HDPE jugs, diesel is in the yellow safety cans.

Socialism: More! Harder! Faster!

So, apparently, some clueless bint at the WaPoo decided the title of this post was the Great Way Forward for herself and her fellow travelers, being good communists in all senses but for occupying the requisite casket:
Hanging on and hoping for the best is certainly one approach to rescuing the best of liberalism from its discontents, but my answer is admittedly more ambitious: It’s time to give socialism a try.

And then Mike at Cold Fury laid waste to her codswallop like a pack of Rottweilers on chicken with a broken wing.

An excerpt:
No it isn’t. It’s time to for you to rethink a few things, admit a few things—LEARN a few things. The rest of us are way ahead of you, and we’re getting a little tired of waiting for the short bus to finally catch up.
Astoundingly, this WaPo op-ed seems not to be parody or satire. It’s really kind of pitiful at this point; the stubborn fools really, truly have nothing else. NOTHING. The Left is so completely mired in the gooey morass of pure folly they couldn’t be dug out with a backhoe. All they can think to do is keep eyes dutifully averted from their ideology’s manifest failures, hoping against hope the rest of us don’t see, and just…go right on regurgitating the same tired, irrelevant crap.

And then he gets medieval.

It's masterful.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Rule Of Thumb

grabbed from Middle of the Right

Absolutely right.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Great Ideas File

h/t WRSA

Jimmy Kimmel Sets New World Record

You may have noticed that despite working in The Biz, I had nothing worth saying about the Oscars this year. Until now.

(OMG Somebody'sGonnaGetFired) ...Updated numbers have Sunday's Oscar telecast  stumbling to an all-time low.
The kudocast, nearly four hours long, stumbled 19 percent from the previous year to 26.5 million viewers. That's easily the least-watched Oscars in history, trailing 2008 by more than 5 million.

And with the talent and "certain kind of intellect" of unfunny host Jimmy Kimmel back in the spotlight, I couldn't help having some more Miller Time:


No bottom in sight, either. But it might be better to go back to holding it in a local restaurant, and just announcing results the next day, during a commercial break on the Home Shopping Network.
Meanwhile, I'm off to be entertained. I'm not a fan of 99.999% of remakes, as they're mostly atrocious mistakes that should never have been attempted, but I want to see how Bruce Willis does with Death Wish. If Hollywood could remember than gun control means hitting what you aim at, the world for them and us would be a happier place.

Calm The F**k Down, Idiots

Um, that's EXACTLY what they did, Supergeniuses.

Multiple sites today are foolishly parroting the asshole anal-ysis (and I won't point fingers or name names, but the culprits' fingerprints are out there, kids) that the Seattle PD executed a warrantless seizure of a man's legally-owned weapons.

Just a suggestion, but maybe - just maybe - you want to track that kind of red-meat bullshit back to the source, before going off - you should pardon the pun - half-cocked, let alone half-assed.

Herewith, the actual incident, from KATU TV's website:

SEATTLE – The city’s police department became the first law enforcement agency in the state to force the surrender of a firearm under a new law known as an “extreme risk protection order.”
The incident involves a man who lives in Belltown, who neighbors said had been intimidating people for the past year - even staring-down customers through store-front windows with a gun holstered at his side.
Mental illness is suspected, but that new law allowed police to legally disarm him.
“He was roaming the hallways with a .25 caliber automatic,” said Tony Montana, who knows the man from his apartment complex. “And it created a lot of fear obviously because I didn't know if he was coming after me or gonna just start shooting the place up."
The man, who we are not naming, is also well known to the bars and restaurants below his unit along Second Ave. The volume of complaints convinced Seattle police to seek an extreme risk protection order - or “erpo” – which allows law enforcement to legally remove guns from people deemed a danger to themselves or others.
In this case, the man refused to comply. Because of the new law, police were then able to return with a warrant and force the man to surrender the firearm.

Clever readers with IQs higher than their shoe size will note the key phrase "return with a warrant".

For the fucktards in the blogosphere (and they are legion), the term for going to a judge, swearing out an affidavit, and returning to seize the therein-described person or contents is known by the catchy phrase "due process" since at least the time of Blackstone's Commentaries in 1740, one of the foundation stones of the US Constitution and Bill Of Rights.

So much for breathless suggestions from brainless jackholes that "tyranny has landed in America." 

(And I should not have had to back-track through four sets of links before I hit a primary source, which immediately corrected the errors on those same low-IQ, low-reading-comprehension websites. Just saying: if the dunce cap fits, wear it with pride.)

Internet dumbassery for the win. Here's your prize.

That is jurisprudence as it's always been, for centuries hereabouts.

If you're too stupid to get that, STFU: you're not tall enough for this conversation.

Does that mean these laws are a good idea, or even pass the Constitutional sniff-test?
No, it fucking does not.
"Today on the DUH! Channel..."

And now Mr. Unnamed Sketchy Individual has legal standing to go to court, contest the validfity of the warrant, and recover his legally-carried property, seized for nothing other than the vague unease of gunfearing wussy lackwits, and a dearth of any nameable criminal acts. If TPTB fail to comply forthwith, he can go after them, with a bit in his teeth and a clear conscience. There should only be about ten organizations and 50,000 lawyers champing at the bit to take that case to court. (The NRA, in all likelihood, will be found on the back of a milk carton, to a metaphysical certainty.)

He can also afterwards, or concurrently, sue the ass off of SPD, the City of Seattle, and the State of Washingcommunist in federal court, for egregious prima facie violations of the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution.

Immediate injunctive relief pending a decision, followed by filleting and barbequeing this unconstitutional bullshit with all the legal trimmings, would be a likely conclusion.

He should also sue John Does One through Fifty, and serve every local business and his co-tenants in his building, and depose them to find out who called, for conspiring with police to violate his constitutional rights for no probable cause nor criminal conduct.
Slapping the shit out of jackholes like that in the wallet is the only way to get their attention. A million bucks a piece for everyone that made a complaint should do for starters, and induce people to MYOB unless they see a criminal act. Truth is an absolute defense, but your precious feeeewings should get you jacked, stacked, and double-racked.

If that fails, load your magazines, and open season, with no bag limit.
This is still the sort of tyrannical bullshit that begets wars, and it's going to get cops shot for doing it.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Air Pinochet, via Pratchett

Keep agitating for that civil war, comrades.