Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wolves Don’t Care About The Opinions of Sheep

Boycotted by Hollywood, boycotted by House Democrats, plotted against by anti-Trump activists to disrupt your inaugural and now this: The U.S. “Press Corps” issues a threat to the incoming President. Here’s the gist of it:

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As with most stompy foot tantrums this one goes on and on:

All of this, of course, is your choice and, in a way, your right. While the Constitution protects the freedom of the press, it doesn’t dictate how the president must honor that; regular press conferences aren’t enshrined in the document.

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And we have no problem with that if we like our shepherd.

But while you have every right to decide your ground rules for engaging with the press, we have some, too. It is, after all, our airtime and column inches that you are seeking to influence. We, not you, decide how best to serve our readers, listeners, and viewers. So think of what follows as a backgrounder on what to expect from us over the next four years. 

If you don’t have time to read the whole thing, here are the press corps (or “corpse” as their current shepherd would call them) demands. Editorial comments highlighted:

  • Access is preferable, but not critical. (We’ll make our own stuff up either way)
  • Off the record and other ground rules are ours—not yours—to set. (Unlike with the previous Administration)
  • We decide how much airtime to give your spokespeople and surrogates.(See above, YANTBOM)
  • We believe there is an objective truth, and we will hold you to that. (ha! they’ve finally rediscovered objectivity!)
  • We’ll obsess over the details of government. (Another new-found skill set)
  • We will set higher standards for ourselves than ever before.(Not a real high bar, that)
  • We’re going to work together. (This time to take you out, not prop you up like the last 8 years)
  • We’re playing the long game. (We’ve noticed. Right now you’re losing.)

In other words, Mr. President Elect, “Can You Hear Me Now?”

Sheep-listenAnd I/we really, really mean it.

Do read the whole thing; it’s as if they just woke from an 8 year snooze and suddenly remembered they had a job to do. At least they are well rested. That’s good because they’re going to have to keep an eye on their flanks; there’s a new sheep herder in town and this one might turn out to be a wolf.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Stress of Victimhood Denial

Thank goodness for our federal government, they can fix anything:

The Department of State held workshops for agency employees struggling with the emotional stress of the Trump Transition in December, the Washington Free Beacon reports.DC

You can’t blame them, their poor employees had barely recovered from Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) when along comes this even more virulent strain, Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), that nearly every employee at State fell prey to.

I’m sure they had plenty of diaper pins, Play Doh, coloring books and counselors on hand in their safe space to prevent staffers from doing harm to themselves or others. Their overseers could feel their pain, and wanted to help them deal with it correctly.

“Change is an inevitable part of the human experience. “We can become paralyzed by fear or allow the experience of change to propel us closer to self-actualization.”

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In my experience “self-actualized” liberals are the worst kind: they’re the ones who will happily attack and malign anyone who doesn’t agree with them, who can’t advance a logical argument without resorting to name calling and out-of-control histrionics. Who, if they are successful, assume it’s because they are better than everyone else. And if they are not successful still assume they are better than everyone else butt are victims of the unfair/bigoted/racist world of conservatives. The role of their poor choices never enters the equation.

For the record the State Department didn’t offer therapy sessions when Barack Hussein Obama won in 2008. That’s because when conservatives are disappointed with life’s outcome they don’t channel all of their energy into crying, protesting and generally threatening the well-being of their ideological enemies and even their friends who will not join them in their collective stompy-footed demands.

No, when conservatives lose this is the only stress relief they get - or need:

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And then they carry on.

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Butt for liberals work is so overrated.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Suggestion For the POOP People: MoveOn.Org

U.S. civil rights activists vowed on Saturday to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald Trump, kicking off a week of protests ahead of the Republican's inauguration. – Reuters

From a silly “Cough-In” at one of Trump’s restaurants to John Lewis’s declaration that he would be skipping the inauguration in protest, to Rosie O’Donnell’s plan to swear John McCain in as an emergency interim president, the Left was hard at work organizing against America this week. Their one remaining grievance – that butt for Russia we would be preparing to inaugurate America’s first female Communist president - doesn’t seem to be getting any traction. Therefore there will be more organized protests to demonstrate how illegitimate Donald Trump’s presidency is. HuffPo has even gone to the trouble to consolidate the dozens of officially sanctioned protests scheduled for Inauguration Day.

It all makes my head spin and makes be begin to believe that Al Sharpton’s famous Ms.NBC tongue entanglement

“resist we much!” was less malapropism and more Freudian slip.

In any event, having been subjected to this barrage of manufactured, packaged and distributed leftist outrage for far too long I think it is appropriate to rename their once Democratic party for them. Henceforth they shall be referred to as the Party Of Organized Protests, or POOP for short. I’ve even designed an emoji mascot for them - the Angry Poop emoticon.

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And wow! No sooner do I announce it’s creation and BuzzFeed – that awesome fake news site that brought you the complete Golden Rain Dossier is all over this hot steaming pile of POOP, offering no fewer than 24 Emoji POOP gifts just in time for Inauguration Day.

Butt once again China seems to have cornered the market: they are offering POOP emojis in bulk from Chinese manufacturing company Yangzhou - with additional features available - through Alibaba (China’s Amazon) for as little as $.85! 

poop pillowAlibaba’s version comes with suction cups: so you can hang your POOP anywhere.

They’re available on America’s version of Alibaba (Amazon) for $9.95. Could it be that Trump is right about China taking advantage of us after all? And if he’s right about that what else might he be right about? Not that his detractors care, they’re too busy spreading their POOP, trying to keep the country moving, to the left.

Sorry, POOP people, we’re going to MAGA. May I politely suggest you MoveOn.Org?

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

This Is How You Wear Black and White

Well here we go - the kickoff of Inauguration Week! And for the occasion we’re going back to our roots, shallow though they may be, of Lady M’s fashion iconery. Today’s fashion commentary is sponsored by Gerard at American Digest where today you can find all manner of amazing information: an update on David Brooks, a Leopard selfie, a surprisingly up-close-and-personal account of the Penthouse years, a great rendition of David Bowie’s “Heroes” – and much, much more!

Butt for my fashion post there’s this, from Lady M’s most recent (and last as FLOTUS) appearance with Jimmy Fallon. For the pre-show “surprise” meet-and-greet with her fan club she chose one of her signature designer housecoats:

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Which led Ace to ponder the eternal question: who wore it better?

who wore it betterThe old battleship didn’t really stand a chance.

In addition to the surprise “thank you” segment, where fan boyz and girlz got an opportunity to personally thank Lady M for her awesomeness, the Jimmy Fallon show also served as an unofficial going away (I wish) party for Lady M, with lot’s of guests like Stevie Wonder (which required a wardrobe change).

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What a touching send off, filled with personal thank yous and messages.

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This was my favorite note:

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Like your mama taught you, if you can’t say something nice…

little bo sunnyThis is how you wear black and white

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

How Can You Miss Someone If They Won’t Go Away?

David Brooks: the ostensibly conservative New York Times columnist, TV pundit, bestselling author and lecture-circuit thought leader, defines everything that’s wrong with allowing  the country’s elite to select our candidates/leaders.

From Brooks’ November 11, 2016 NYT column:

Finally, it seems important to be humbled and taught by this horrific election result. Trump’s main problem in governing is not going to be some fascistic ideology; his main problem is going to be his own attention span, ignorance and incompetence. If he’s left to bloviate while others are left to run the country and push through infrastructure plans, maybe things won’t be disastrous.

Trump’s bigotry, dishonesty and promise-breaking will have to be denounced. We can’t go morally numb. But he needs to be replaced with a program that addresses the problems that fueled his assent.

After all, the guy will probably resign or be impeached within a year. The future is closer than you think.

Keep in mind that Mr. Brooks is the elitist who first alerted us to the awesome qualifications that Barack Obama possessed to run the country:

That first encounter is still vivid in Brooks’s mind. “I remember distinctly an image of--we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant,” Brooks says, “and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.”  - New Republic

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Brooks was actually describing himself; peering into a mirror and seeing Barry staring back at him:

Brooks, a conservative writer who joined the Times in 2003 from The Weekly Standard, had never met Obama before. But, as they chewed over the finer points of Edmund Burke, it didn’t take long for the two men to click. “I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging,” Brooks recently told me, “but usually when I talk to senators, while they may know a policy area better than me, they generally don’t know political philosophy better than me. I got the sense he knew both better than me.”

Mind you, he felt that way to the end, writing last year:

Many of the traits of character and leadership that Obama possesses, and that maybe we have taken too much for granted, have suddenly gone missing or are in short supply.

Specifically he sited these 4 traits that he sees in Obama: “superior integrity,” “basic humanity,” “soundness in his decision-making”  and finally, “grace under pressure.” I’m beginning to think this is more than a bro-mance; I think we’re dealing with a case of Narcissus-by-proxy here.

Obama radiates an ethos of integrity, humanity, good manners and elegance that I’m beginning to miss, and that I suspect we will all miss a bit, regardless of who replaces him”.

Might I humbly suggest that the next time we select a president based on the recommendations of the political elite at least we do so based on something more than their analysis of the crease in his trousers.

BO TALKS TAXES WITH HIS HAOL“I’m not arrogant, I’m just better than you.”

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Friday, January 13, 2017

The Whole World’s a Stage for the Democrats Talking Points

I’m hitting the road early today for points West so I just want to leave you with a few observations regarding the Senate confirmation hearings which seem to be oriented more along the lines of “when did you stop beating your wife” than serious vetting sessions.

1. Pocahontas wants Ben Carson to promise that “neither the President Elect nor his family will  benefit - “not one dollar” - from anything HUD related. It’s as if she thinks the whole world operates the shameless way she and her fellow Democrats do; using power and position to line their own pockets. She forgets: Trump is already rich, he’s come to help the taxpayers not to bilk them.

2. Kamala Harris wants Secretary of Defense nominee Pompeo to promise not to put into place “any policy that will discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation. And she also wanted him to acknowledge NASA’s conclusion that “97% of actively peer-reviewed academics believe in climate change” because that’s the CIA’s biggest problem right now, climate deniers.

3. Kirsten Gillibrand grilled Secretary of Defense nominee General James Mattis about his desire to roll back recent decisions about women in combat and the military’s LGBTQ  policy. He gave a Rhett Butler response: “Frankly, senator, I’ve never cared about two consenting adults and who they go to bed with.”

4. Rex Tillerson, who as CEO of ExxonMobil, acknowledged the need to address global warming, endorsed a carbon tax and publicly supported the Paris Climate Agreement. Butt that’s not good enough: he must concur with current Secretary of State Kerry, the Pentagon and intelligence community that climate change is “a major concern and a national security priority.” He dodged a bit on that to Tim Kaine’s dismay.

Tim Kaine: "Do you lack the knowledge to answer my question or are you refusing to answer my question?" 

Rex Tillerson: "A little of both."

syriaSyria, 2016: Damn that Global Warming!

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold

So Trump held a Presser yesterday. He covered a few topics: Russian hacking, Intelligence community leaks,  his time schedule to Build-the-Wall, the steps he’s taken to avert even an appearance of conflict of interest with his corporation. Butt the only thing anyone wanted to talk about was the completely fabricated yet salaciously entertaining Russian “Golden Shower” report.  That our Intelligence community saw fit to present the dossier last Friday to the president, the president-elect and the Congressional so-called Gang of Eight speaks more to the state of our Intelligence community than anything else.

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To say the “report” lacked veracity is rather obvious at this point.

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It would be the equivalent of the National Intelligence Community presenting one of Ulsterman’s (now defunct) wildly entertaining, albeit completely fabricated, interviews with the unnamed “White House Insider” to a Congressional committee as fact.[Ed. Not to be confused with the Molsterman Reports which are 100% certifiably true and accurate] Even though a quick Google of “D.W. Ulsterman” would have identified him as a writer of fiction.

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Anyway, I thought somebody might want to talk about the costs to the Trump family associated with a Trump presidency: Ivanka is giving up her job while her husband, Jared, is stepping aside from his companies - Kushner Companies and Observer Media. The Trump Organization will not enter any new development deals while Trump is president and they have terminated all pending business deals, no doubt incurring millions of dollars in walk-away fees. To say this adds up to “billions and billions” is not an overstatement. It’s Yooge!

Butt it’s not enough for the Left, which has suddenly rediscovered “ethics” after they have spent the last 8 years of the unholy Obama-Clinton alliance on hiatus (along with the Media).

epa_obama_clinton_wave_jc_160705_12x5_1600 Buh-bye to the ‘Ethics Takes a Holiday’ Era

I would think the Media would be pleased that Ethics will once again be taking up residence in the White House.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Obama World: The Fun Never Stops!

Yesterday’s big stories:

1. Jeff Sessions. Democrats’ narrative: RACIST!

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Alternate narrative: Why does Jeff Sessions force his bi-racial granddaughter to play with a white baby doll? RACIST!

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2. Trump supposedly compromised by the Russians per our spooks (can I say that?). Turns out the report was completely fabricated by the only source less credible than CNN, BuzzFeed.

Readers of this newspaper know well not to include me among Trump’s supporters. But the scurrilousness of what BuzzFeed has done here is so beyond the bounds of what is even remotely acceptable it should compel even those most outraged by Trump’s political excesses to come to his defense and to the defense of a few other people mentioned in these papers whose names are also dragged through the mud. – NYPost

Should have taken the Washington Post’s advice sooner.

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Hmmmm…didn’t Buzzfeed itself just warn us to be on the lookout for #fakenews about Trump? Think they did:

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3. Barry’s Never-Ending-Story Speech. The biggest news about Barry’s Buh-bye is that it is the #3 big news story of the day. Read here if you want a real summary of how The Won redefined the definition of marriage, made America sick again, rebooted Cuba and claims that he created a healthy economy, reduced poverty and improved race relations. The speech was less “goodbye” than…

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Obama World: The Fun Never Stops!

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