Sunday, December 16, 2018

Trump and the Death of The Weekly Standard

The Weekly Standard, a neocon mag critical of President Trump, is closing after a 23-year run.

The final edition of the magazine will publish on Monday, Dec. 17.

Weekly Standard subscriptions will be turned into subscriptions to sister publication The Washington Examiner, which will be redesigned and expanded on Jan. 1, the publisher of both, Clarity Media, said.

Commentary Magazine Attacks Tulsi Gabbard for Being Against US Intervention Abroad

Tulsi Gabbard
A New York Post snippet of a Commentary magazine essay:
As tricky as it may be to make early judgments about the 2020 White House race, Commentary’s Noah Rothman still argues that “we can safely say that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s interest in the presidency isn’t likely to do anyone any favors, least of all the Democratic Party.”

Saturday, December 15, 2018

A Wall of Disgrace

By Don Boudreaux
Trump’s obsession with building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border – an obsession shared, I’m sure, by Trump’s base – is impossible for me to encounter with any emotion other than disgust. The very idea is disgraceful. Here we have a political “leader” and his followers who seem truly to believe that among the gravest threats to American prosperity, values, and culture are poor Spanish-speaking people who wish to come here to mow our lawns and to clean our motel rooms.

Moscow To Set Up Military Base In Caribbean

So this is what the neocon-led hate Russia campaign has gotten us.

Russia has decided to develop a long-term military presence in the Caribbean in conjunction with the socialist nation of Venezuela, on one of its islands in the Caribbean Sea. The move seems to be a response to the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The recent flights of Russian Tu-160 long-range nuclear bombers are part of this effort, reports Tsarizm.

DISGUSTING What Lenin Told Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell
The complex, generally anti-war, socialist philosopher Bertrand Russell met Vladimir Lenin in 1920.

In the below fascinating short clip, Russell talks about his meeting with Lenin.

Friday, December 14, 2018

First Take on Mick Mulvaney Being Named Acting Chief-of-Staff for President Trump

President Trump has named Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney as his acting chief-of-staff, he will replace the horrific John Kelly.

First take comes from Daniel McAdams who tweets:
A good vote of confidence in @MickMulvaneyOMB - Warmonger McCain hated him because he didn't want to blow out the budget on even more useless goodies for the military-industrial complex. But is Mulvaney strong enough to kick Bolton and the others where they need to be kicked?
Here is McCain objecting to Mulvaney:

Will 2020 Be the Year of the Democrats and Socialists?

Things are bad.

Except for his hardcore immigrant-hating base, President Trump is losing everyone else that he had for a moment. He is mostly considered a buffoon and a criminal

He is more buffoon than criminal, but because he is a buffoon he has no deep political skill to counter the charges that he is a criminal.

If ever there is a movie made about Trump, Eddie Murphy would be best at capturing this New York street hustler getting in way over his head.

Porn Industry Girds for Trump Crackdown

Oh great, so President Trump just put a conservative busybody in as attorney general. Trump seems to have a knack for picking very sick interventionists wherever he turns. And he seems incapable of shutting down their crazed efforts, domestic or foreign, even if it appears his views are different from theirs on a personal basis.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Why President Trump Needs to Add Victor Ward to His Legal Defense Team Immediately

Victor Ward emails:

Better Than Harvard Law
By Victor Ward

If you are in legal trouble, you want the best legal minds available to represent you. It is believed by some that the best legal minds come from the elite institutions: Ivy League schools, Stanford, University of Chicago, University of Texas, University of Michigan, USC, UCLA, Boalt (Berkeley), Vanderbilt, Georgetown, University of Virginia, etc. You can Google “best law schools” and get a typical list.

Privatize All Bodies of Water: Oceans, Rivers, Lakes, Aquifers, and Mud Puddles Too!

An exchange between M and Dr. Walter Block:
From: M
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:37 AM
To: wblock@loyno.edu
Subject: Water Values Podcast

IT DOESN'T STOP: California Proposes a Plan to Tax Text Messages

The bureaucratic ructators are always thinking up new ways to tax and attempt to link it to "do good" services as they expand their bureaucracies.

California regulators want to tax text messages to increase funds for programs that bring connectivity to "underserved" residents, reports CNN.

China Appears to Be Snatching Up Canadian Citizens in Response to the Arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou; Second Person Disappears

Following the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou on Dec. 1 by Canadian authorities at the request of the United States, it appears that two individuals have been detained by Chinese authorities.

Michael Kovrig, a senior adviser for non-profit policy research organization the International Crisis Group was detained this week by the Beijing Bureau of Chinese State Security.

VIDEO Andrew McCarthy BLASTS Judge Napolitano’s Accusations of Trump Campaign Violations : “That’s Not What Happened at All!”

Former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and author Andrew McCarthy joined Lou Dobbs to discuss the latest charges against former Trump attorney Michael Cohen. Cohen was sentenced to three years on Wednesday for crimes discovered after federal prosecutors initiated an investigation on the former Trump ally.

McCarthy went off on Judge Andrew Napolitano for his misrepresentation of the law in attacking President Trump.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

High IQs and the Ability to Understand Reality

In a post over at LRC titled, "Why Such Smart Jews Are Nevertheless Disproportionately Socialist," Prof. Walter Block notes that: "Ashkenazi Jews have the highest IQs of any such group. Yet, they are disproportionately socialist."

In other words, there has to be something else to properly understanding reality than high IQ. If you don't get that socialism kills, kills and kills, something is missing in your analytical skills somewhere.

VIDEO Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel Clash With Police After Anti-Military Draft Sit-In

According to The Times of Israel, "the demonstration was organized by the extremist Jerusalem Faction, which has spearheaded protests rejecting army service, and was themed on a call for the release of draft-dodging student Yitzhak Aryeh, who was arrested by police at the end of November and has been in military prison ever since."

Demonstrators also demanded that no changes be made to current laws granting broad army exemptions to members of the ultra-Orthodox community who study in religious seminaries, known as yeshivas.

ICE Arrests of Illegal Workers, Employers Up 700 Percent in 2018

The number of people arrested for illegally employing or working at U.S. companies skyrocketed more than 700 percent during President Trump's first full fiscal year in office, according to newly released government data.

The government thankfully appears laughably inefficient overall in its effort.