Wednesday, November 30, 2016

One Side wants the Other Side DEAD

Peace in the Middle East.

What's up with that?

How come?  Why not?  What's the problem anyway?

Talking heads on the TV and Newspapers say that the situation is a very complicated and would take forever to explain, or that average everyday folks just cannot grasp the problem.

The truth of the matter is that the problem is very very simple and straight forward.

Here is a short video I ran across that boils the whole thing into a nice neat tidy nutshell.

I found this video at this page, which is also worth your time to check out

However, if you are pressed for time, or cannot tear yourself away from The Badger Lake Observer, here is one more tidbit.  It is less than 5 minutes long and was easy to swallow - even for my feeble brain.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

I wish I was King

In a 1989 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the right of protesters to burn the United States flag with the late Justice Antonin Scalia siding with the 5-4 majority. He later said he based his ruling on a “textual” reading of the Constitution.

“If it were up to me, I would put in jail every sandal-wearing, scruffy-bearded weirdo who burns the American flag,” Scalia said in 2015 in Philadelphia. “But I am not king.”

Now if I, your humble corespondent, was King . . . my-oh-my, how things would be different.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Teen Shot by Police; Family Claims He Didn’t Have A Gun

Chicago Police have shot and killed three suspects in the past week. The latest incident happened Wednesday evening in Englewood, where a police sergeant stopped two men, one of which matched the suspect description in a battery call. Suspect Kajuan Rayes and his buddy took off on foot, running in separate directions. The sergeant pursued Kajuan and during the foot chase, police say the young man pointed a gun at the officer. Twice. Shots were fired and Kajuan ended up dead, but police found no weapon.

Now the family is trying the officer in the court of public opinion.
The family described Mr. Raye to anyone who would listen as a ‘fun-loving and happy kid’ who had a ‘bright future’ ahead of him. They said that while he no longer attended high school, he was going to get his GED and become a veterinarian. How did they know? Because he loved dogs and watched Animal Planet all the time.

His family says the teen did nothing wrong. His cousin says he didn’t have a gun. The family provided a couple of pictures to the media, including one of Kajuan in a tux.

They neglected to share some photos from social media accounts.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

And Per Se And . . . as in Et tu, Brute

  &, &, &, &, &c, etc . . . 

Ahh, yes, the Ampersand. What the hell does that really mean anyway, and where did that screwy symbol come from? 

Johnson & Johnson, Barnes & Noble, Dolce & Gabbana: the ampersand today is used primarily in business names, but that small character was once the 27th part of the alphabet. Where did it come from though? The origin of its name is almost as bizarre as the name itself.

The shape of the character (&) predates the word ampersand by more than 1,500 years. In the first century, Roman scribes wrote in cursive, so when they wrote the Latin word "et" which means “and” they linked the e and t. Over time the combined letters came to signify the word “and” in English as well. Certain versions of the ampersand, like that in the font Caslon, clearly reveal the origin of the shape.

The word “ampersand” came many years later when “&” was actually part of the English alphabet. In the early 1800s, school children reciting their ABCs concluded the alphabet with the "&". It would have been confusing to say “X, Y, Z, and.” Rather, the students said, “and per se and.” “Per se” means “by itself,” so the students were essentially saying, “X, Y, Z, and by itself and.” Over time, “and per se and” was slurred together into the word we use today: ampersand. When a word comes about from a mistaken pronunciation, it’s called a mondegreen.

(The ampersand is also used in an unusual configuration where it appears as “&c” and means etc. The ampersand does double work as the e and t.

However, by far and away the best use for the Ampersand is in the stylized logo of Smith & Wesson.  There is a Smith & Wesson enthusiast forum on the intertubes - its name is "The Ampersand".

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lone Ranger Arrested in California!


The Lone Ranger was arrested in Lone Pine, California today for the crime of illegally transferring silver bullets. The famed masked man had just apprehended an armed felon after shooting the gun out of his hand. As was his practice for the last eighty years, he gave a silver bullet to the outlaw’s victim.

She was a kindly old widow who was robbed and held captive by the desperado. This lady, grateful that her life and property were restored, treasured the silver bullet as a symbol that justice was done.

The trouble started when she showed the bullet to her weekly garden club. Upon seeing the gleaming memento, one lady fainted. Another lady gasped that they were all going to die. A third lady, who was also a member of CHA (California Hysterics Anonymous), warned that where there was a bullet there had to be a gun. During the shocked silence an attendee desperately summoned the Sheriff on her cell phone.

When the Sheriff heard their story he struggled to stifle a laugh. He knew the old gentleman on the big white horse. He also appreciated how many criminals the Lone Ranger had captured over the years. However, since California voters passed Proposition 63, he had to uphold the law.

Predictably, he found the masked man enjoying a Near Beer at the Dry Gulch Saloon back in town.

“Thanks for helping old widow Smith,” he said, “but did you really give her a silver bullet?”

“Yes,” replied the Lone Ranger, “after all that’s my trademark. Got a problem with that?”

“Well, yes,” hesitated the sheriff. “Ya see . . . under Proposition 63, you’ve got to be a licensed firearms dealer to give anyone a bullet.”

“Are you kidding?” asked the Lone Ranger.

“Wish I was,” said the embarrassed sheriff, “and to boot whoever receives the bullet has to be registered with the Department of Justice.”

“Holy guacamole!” exclaimed the masked man. “Did I do anything else wrong?”

“Well,” said the sheriff, looking even more sheepish now, “there’s the little matter of you shooting a gun out of the outlaw’s hand.”

“What!” said the Lone Ranger. “If I hadn’t done that, the skunk would have plugged me for sure.”

“I know that,” admitted the Sheriff, “but he’ll probably sue you for failing to retreat and using unnecessary force. If they convict you, they’ll take your six-shooters away for good. Which reminds me, according to California law, your pistols have too large a capacity. If I were you, I’d convert those six-shooters into five-shooters as quick as you can.”

“Jumpin’ Junipers!” exclaimed the Lone Ranger. “I’d better tell this to my faithful Indian companion, Tonto.”

“Hold on,” said the Sheriff. “I need to remind you that Indians are now referred to as Native Americans. We privileged male palefaces have got to remember that.”

As the Lone Ranger sat in shocked silence, the sheriff explained his rights and proceeded to take him in.


Upon being provided an attorney at State expense, the outlaw successfully sued the Lone Ranger. He claimed that he could no longer work since he had suffered the permanent loss of his trigger finger. Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom urged imposing the maximum sentence for possession of illegal ammunition and a firearm that exceeds lawful capacity. He received a huge monetary award, forcing the Lone Ranger to sell the silver mine.

Tonto was deemed innocent but victimized by virtue of being a member of an oppressed minority. He was given land by the state and now operates a very profitable casino.

After getting out of jail, the Lone Ranger could not find a job since he was now an ex-con. Fortunately, Tonto lets him do light janitorial work at the casino and sleep in the basement.

Following the passage of Proposition 63, violent crime in California has steadily increased. Lt. Governor Newsom advises troubled property owners to protect themselves by posting signs that say:

Keep Out—Gun Free Zone

Lawyer on Call

Posted on November 22, 2016 by DRGO

Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They’re Not After You

Speaking of sinister conspiracies, here are some nasty and nefarious examples that have been proven to be true:

  10 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True

How many of you sheeple think our empathetic and compassionate overlords have put all this cloak and dagger skullduggery behind them?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

No Law, No Order - Obama: The Criminal's Friend

Donald Trump's goal to bring Law and Order back to the USA could be easily achieved by simply doing nothing.  Nothing will be a HUGE improvement over Obama and his mission of mercy toward vilolent criminals.

President Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentences of 79 federal inmates doing hard time, and almost one in five were in jail partially because of the illegal guns they carried.

“The power to grant pardons and commutations… embodies the basic belief in our democracy that people deserve a second chance after having made a mistake in their lives that led to a conviction under our laws,” noted Obama in a prepared release by the White House.

The 44th President is making history.

Since taking office, 1,023 men and women “incarcerated under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws” have been granted clemency by Obama including 342 individuals who were serving life sentences.

Of those who had their terms commuted this week, 14 were behind bars on a combination of drug charges that also involved firearms possession– often multiple counts– usually by a prohibited possessor.

One, Dexter Bert Tyson, an Maryland man sentenced to life in 2006 for long list of cocaine trafficking and weapons charges, had his sentence upheld by the U.S. Fourth Circuit in 2012 and again by a District Judge last year, citing a wealth of evidence against him.

The actions by the White House continue a trend in recent months.

The President commuted 111 federal prisoners in late August, in which a number of those with firearms charges were featured. Earlier the same month he did likewise for 214 inmates including 56 with gun felonies.

When called out on the fact that nearly 1 in 4 of the batch of 214 inmates had carried illegal guns, Obama outlined that it all came down to whether they were using the firearms or not and elaborated that his emphasis was on people who were overcharged and did not have a propensity for violence.

There were subsequent commutations of another 200 in October in two batches.

Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates, part of the Office of the Pardon Attorney, said the 1,000 who have received clemency all have a common denominator– one of odds being stacked against them and the executive action as a way to a second chance.

“It’s part of my job to review the petitions for each of these individuals, and I’ve been struck by the common threads woven through many of them – lack of access to education or real economic opportunity, absence of parents, drug addiction, hopelessness,” said Yates in a statement. “But in these petitions I’ve also seen something else – remarkable introspection, a real sense of responsibility for their conduct, and a dogged determination not to repeat the mistakes of the past and to ensure that they, and especially their children, chart another path.”

Some advocates are urging Obama to step on the gas when it comes to emptying federal prisons, arguing that when the White House comes under new management in January, there may not be the same opportunity.

“There is a rising sense of uncertainty about the future of clemency under a Trump administration,” said Jessica Jackson Sloan, National Director of Cut50, a group attempting to cut the nation’s incarcerated population in half, in an email to “Many are worried that their loved ones will die in prison without clemency from the President. With less than 60 days left before President Obama leaves office, we hope he does everything in his power to overturn injustice and leave no deserving person behind.”

There are currently 12,405 petitions for clemency and 1,935 for pardons pending with the administration.

Of the 79 commutations directed by the White House on Tuesday, the following 14 federal inmates were doing hard time for crimes that included weapons charges:

Christopher Michael Calloway
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date: Eastern District of Virginia; June 9, 2008
Sentence: 181 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (June 18, 2007); amended to 180 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

William Henry Dudley
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
District/Date: Northern District of Florida; April 27, 2006
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Reginald Leon Edwards
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date: Western District of Virginia; October 22, 2008
Sentence: 181 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $400 fine (August 3, 2007); amended to 180 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Timothy Fields
Offense: Conspiracy; possession with intent to distribute controlled substance, aiding and abetting (three counts); use and carry firearm during drug trafficking crime
District/Date: Northern District of Texas; February 16, 1994
Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 465 months’ imprisonment.

Tyris Ford
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (“crack”); distribution of cocaine base (“crack”) or possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”); carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime
District/Date: Eastern District of Pennsylvania; January 5, 2001
Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Osvaldo Richard Gonzalez
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense
District/Date: Southern District of Iowa; September 7, 2007
Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Jamere Ireadus Hall
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; felon in possession of firearm
District/Date: District of Maryland; August 1, 2005
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment.

Timothy Johnson
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime
District/Date: District of South Carolina; February 28, 2006
Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Daniel Lee Larsen
Offense: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; conspiracy or attempt to manufacture methamphetamine (two counts); establishment of a manufacture operation; possession of a listed chemical (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense
District/Date: District of Utah; January 7, 2002
Sentence: 384 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $2,000 restitution
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 270 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Vernard Mitchell
Offense: Unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a person convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year; unlawful possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; unlawful possession with intent to distribute heroin; unlawful possession with intent to distribute cannabis
District/Date: District of Columbia; March 30, 2007
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Ward Everette Mohler
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine; distribution of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (three counts); carry firearm during drug trafficking (two counts); possession of firearm by a convicted felon (two counts); distribution of methamphetamine (nine counts)
District/Date: Western District of Virginia; March 18, 2016
Sentence: 469 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (April 23, 1992); amended to 436 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 22, 2016.

Dexter Bert Tyson
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine base and a mixture containing cocaine; possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine base and cocaine, aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine, aiding and abetting (two counts); possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, aiding and abetting; possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, aiding and abetting, felon in possession of a firearm; felon in possession of ammunition
District/Date: District of Maryland; January 13, 2006
Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

Lavan Maurice Walker
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of heroin (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
District/Date: Southern District of Florida; March 9, 2004
Sentence 420 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Nelson Williams
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); distribution of cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
District/Date: Eastern District of Louisiana; July 21, 2004
Sentence 240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Monday, November 21, 2016

The USA Without the Electoral College

No wonder the coastal progressive Left wants to disband the Electoral College.

None of us regular-folk would be left with any voice whatsoever.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Trump’s Plan to Deport Criminal Illegal Aliens Will Work

Even as immigration-enforcement officers across the country are breathing what one deportation officer described as “a collective sigh of relief” following Donald Trump’s election, the president-elect’s announcement on 60 Minutes that he plans to start with the estimated 2 million criminal aliens has been met with scorn and skepticism, at least in the mainstream news media and illegal-alien advocacy circles. But Trump’s enforcement approach is not only reasonable, it is very feasible, and addresses the many failings of the Obama administration’s failed enforcement policies.  Policies that brought deportations to a ten-year low and released of tens of thousands of criminal aliens to wreak mayhem.

Said Trump said this as part of the 60-Minutes piece:
 “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate.”

While some illegal-alien advocates have accused Trump of exaggerating the size of the criminal alien population, he is correct. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), there are approximately 1.9 million deportable criminal aliens in the country. Since 2012, ICE has been receiving the fingerprints of everyone who is arrested or booked into a jail, and because ICE has officers screening inmates in most major correctional systems (except some of the sanctuary cities, where they are denied access to inmates) the ICE estimates are conservative, at best.

In 2016, interior deportations are about one-fourth of what they were at the peak under Obama, and criminal deportations have declined by more than 50 percent. By every measure, ICE is now doing less enforcement with more resources than ever before. This means that it will be neither hard nor expensive to achieve a significant boost in enforcement and to make a big dent in the target of 2 to 3 million criminal deportations.

The first step will be to let the career officers and agents of the immigration-enforcement agencies do their job and apply the law. One deportation officer has said one of the easiest ways to attract negative attention from a supervisor is to be caught putting someone into deportation proceedings who is not a violent felon but “just” a drunk driver, drug dealer, thief, or wife-beater.

That will change as soon as President Trump makes good on his promise to cancel improper executive actions, including the directives for ICE officers to refrain from initiating deportation until someone is convicted of a serious felony or several misdemeanors. This means scrapping the disastrous Priority Enforcement Program (PEP), which has drawn the ire of the National Sheriffs Association, among others, and forced local ICE offices to release of thousands of deportable criminals, including Eswin Mejia, an illegal alien with prior arrests who killed 21-year old Sarah Root in Omaha, Neb., while drag-racing drunk in January of this year. Like many of the 86,000 convicted criminals released by ICE since 2013, Mejia is now a fugitive but considered a “non-criminal,” because he has yet to be tried and convicted for Root’s death.

In addition, we can expect that the Trump administration will move to rebuild with local law-enforcement agencies the productive partnerships that emerged toward the end of the Bush administration but that Obama stifled. These would include the 287(g) program, which trained and delegated immigration-enforcement authority to state and local officers and was a tremendous force multiplier for ICE — at very little cost to the feds, because the local jurisdictions pay the salaries of local officers who are able to start the deportation process for the criminal aliens they encounter on the job. At its peak, the 287(g) program, used in only a few dozen places, generated between 10 and 20 percent of ICE’s criminal deportations.

It will also help ICE when President-elect Trump gets tough on the sanctuaries that obstruct their work. The stage has already been set for this. Under pressure from Representative John Culberson (R., Texas), who controls the Justice Department’s budget, DOJ has so far identified ten large states and cities that have sanctuary policies that are inconsistent with federal law and that as a result should be ineligible for certain DOJ funding. The new administration could apply this standard to many more sanctuaries and to many more pots of federal funding, thereby making it very expensive to remain a sanctuary. Since some of the die-hard sanctuaries will remain defiant, I hope that the new administration will also consider litigation or even prosecuting them for harboring criminal aliens.

Jessica Vaughn, National Review, November 17, 2016

Kanye West Booed After Saying He Would Have Voted For Trump [Video]

Kanye West left some fans less than impressed at a concert on Thursday night in California, after a rambling commentary in which he said that black people should “stop focusing on racism.”

The singer also voiced his support for U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, who said “I told you all I didn’t vote right? … But if I were to have voted, I would have voted for Trump,” in the speech at the Saint Pablo Tour gig in San Jose, which drew numerous boos from the crowd.

“Specifically to black people, stop focusing on racism,” the rapper said. “This world is racist ok? Let’s stop being distracted…it’s just a f— fact, we are in a racist country, period.” The rapper also apparently reiterated his intention to run for the presidency in 2020. He did not specify a political party.

TV Reporter Fired for Celebrating Trump's Victory

Scarlett Fakhar was a reporter on KRIV-TV — a Fox affiliate in Houston, Texas — until a post she made celebrating the election of Donald Trump on her personal Facebook page, which was set to private, was made public.

In the post, Fakhar expressed glee at Trump’s victory, writing, “Since everyone is talking about how they woke up this morning…ill (sic) just go ahead and say I could barely sleep from how happy and relieved I was.”

After saying she’d “prayed about this for a long time,” Fakhar lamented how the country “has become more violent and racist under the Obama administration.”

Continuing, Fakhar wrote:

Want to talk about going downhill? Look what Obama has done… How is made the entire country hate one another. Were you happy with how many people were killing each other in our own country? I work in news . . . And now you have groups murdering police officers both black and white. How did this happen under the Obama administration? You guys want another administration like that?

She ended her post with, “God is so good. And He had a hand in this election.”

She announced her firing on her public Facebook page.

When news of her dismissal was made public, the Houston Chronicle characterized Fakhar’s original comments as incendiary, saying she was “extolling U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and chastising President Barack Obama and African-Americans.”

Derek Hunter, Daily Caller, November 17, 2016 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Many Thanks to these "Celebrities" and semi-Celebrities

Did you notice that the word celebrities is in quotation marks?  According to the InterWebs, everyone in the list below is a famous person.  Most I've heard of myself, however those toward the bottom of the list must be famous for some reason that escapes my interests.  These folks are relegated to the category of semi-celebrites, or as some would say, soon to be has-beens . . .

My heartfelt thanks go out to them anyway.

Tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of disgusted Americans no doubt cast their votes for Donald Trump in the feeble hope that these lying progressive leeches would keep their word and leave the USA.

God help the country that suffers this indignation.

Soon to be ex-pat list:

Neve Campbell
Bryan Cranston
Miley Cyrus
Lena Dunham
Lady GaGa
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Whoopi Goldberg
Chelsea Handler
Samuel L. Jackson
Keegan-Michael Key
Spike Lee
George Lopez
Amber Rose
Amy Schumer
Al Sharpton
George Stephanopoulous
Jon Stewart
Barbra Streisand
Barry Diller
Natasha Lyonne
Eddie Griffin
Omari Hardwick
Chloë Sevigny

On second thought, calling them ex-pats is an insult to patriots, therefore from now on lets just refer to them as welchers.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

“There is not a truth existing which I fear, or would wish unknown to the whole world.”

I agonized a great deal before finally hitting the "POST" button on this one.
It is an article penned on November 12, 2016 by Jared Taylor of American Renaissance.  American Renaissance has been labeled as an ultra-right white supremacist organization by many mainstream media outlets, and is generally demonized by the two major political parties - especially, of course, the left side of the aisle.

Try to read what Taylor has written with an unbiased mind.  If you are able to do so, it may give you some insight into the perspective of a group reviled to the utmost degree by anyone with a liberal bent.  If you are unable to do so, please move on and try to resist the temptation to sling mud and venom in my direction - after all, we here at the Badger Lake Observer are just that:  observers.

However, before your mind is made up, consider the following quotation by Thomas Jefferson. 

“There is not a truth existing which I fear, or would wish unknown to the whole world.”

Those revealing words are on the masthead of American Renaissance.
There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.
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Trump: the Media’s Frankenstein Monster

The monster they created is running amok.

These two things happened the day after Donald Trump won the election:

First, a Washington Post reporter named Peter Holley called the American Renaissance office to ask–in dead seriousness–whether anyone from the Trump team had called us for policy advice. Second, Gloria Gonzalez-Garcia, a Mexican-American explained to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram what a Trump victory meant: “We were getting the message, ‘If you are not white, you don’t belong here.’ ”

So what’s the connection? Let’s start with the Post’s Mr. Holley. He is a professional newsman who attended Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. He calls himself an “experienced reporter with a talent for uncovering compelling stories that other people overlook.” It’s his job to find out and report what is going on–and he seriously thought the victorious Trump team would check in with me for instructions.

He’s not alone. The same day, a journalist from the biggest newspaper in Latin America–Folha de S. Paulo–wanted to know if I had telephoned my friend Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory. I told her I have never met him and don’t have his number.

What we have here is a stupefying delusion: that Donald Trump is a secret “white supremacist,” who dances to the tune of the Alt-Right. This delusion has two sources: ignorance and maliciousness. People like Peter Holley are so deeply marinated in liberal ignorance that they can’t tell the difference between American nationalism and racial nationalism–between the desire to put American interests first and white racial consciousness.

As I have explained elsewhere, the maliciousness involved looking for racial dissidents who supported Donald Trump and then arguing that since “racists” backed him, Trump must be a “racist,” too. When Mr. Trump didn’t denounce David Duke and “white supremacy” fiercely enough to suit them, they claimed this was proof he is a secret sympathizer. They were wrong. He just doesn’t like being pushed around by journalists who hate him.

The pro-Hillary media therefore created a Frankenstein monster–an imaginary Donald Trump who secretly wants to make America white again. They called him a bigot, a xenophobe, a fascist, a threat to democracy and, of course, the new Hitler. They hoped this would frighten enough voters into the Hillary camp to stop Mr. Trump, but it didn’t work. And now they are stuck with a Frankenstein president elect who, they are convinced, comes running to me for policy tips.

Yesterday, Senator Harry Reid issued an idiotic press release that included these lines:

White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear–especially African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Muslim Americans, LGBT Americans and Asian Americans.

And this is why Gloria in Fort Worth–a US citizen–thinks the real Trump message is that non-whites don’t belong in America. She’s been terrified by Frankenstein stories.

And she’s hardly alone.

Jason Perez, a university student in Hawaii, writes that “the next four years will be a living nightmare for all Hispanic Americans.” Mercedes Rosales, a high school senior in Homestead, Florida, says Mr. Trump “just wants to get rid of Mexicans, or Latinos.” Maria Perez, also of Homestead, says, “Because of the example of Donald Trump . . . now they can look at you and see you are an immigrant and kill you.” Mary Rabago, a Hispanic journalist living in Arizona, explains the election results: “Hate won.”

The Muslim reaction is just as nutty. Asaad Alabdulaziz, an Iraqi who recently became a US citizen, asks, “Do I have to go back?” Sahar Aziz, a professor at the Texas A&M University, says that “the general mood I am seeing among Muslims is concern that a Trump presidency will be open season on them.”

No one–not once in the campaign–ever talked about deporting law-abiding legal residents. So where did people get these deranged ideas? Obviously, from media caricatures. Hispanics are no doubt getting lurid stuff from the Spanish-language press as well. Telesur, a consortium based in Venezuela, reports that under a Trump presidency, “the rights of black and brown people, immigrants and women will suffer serious setbacks.”

People like Peter Holley–who created the caricature and believe in it–are on such hair-trigger alert for “racism” that they can’t conceive of a non-racial American nationalism that expresses itself in the ideas that helped Donald Trump win: Illegal immigrants should be kept out. Illegals who are here should go home. There should be no sanctuary cities. Birth-right citizenship is crazy. Muslims are potentially troublesome. Legal immigration should be cut.

There is nothing inherently racial about any of these ideas, and they appeal to millions of Americans who don’t think in racial terms. But current dogma demands that we thrill to the idea that every brown-skinned newcomer–whether he has a job or even speaks English–is a precious addition to our “greatest strength,” which is diversity. Anyone who supports policies that have the effect of slowing the march of diversity is a “racist,” and might as well be a dedicated AmRen reader or even a member of the Ku Klux Klan. That’s why Peter Holley thinks Donald Trump wants my advice.

The notion that Mr. Trump will hurt blacks is especially wrong, but it follows the usual sloppy liberal thinking: If you want to send home illegals it can only be because you hate Hispanics, which means you hate blacks, women, homosexuals, and Jews. Donald Trump wanted Confederate flags taken down in the South, is “fine” with affirmative action, and he blasted Justice Antonin Scalia’s critique of race preferences in universities. Only the most fevered imagination could have prompted the Salon headline: “I Am a Gay Jew in Trump’s America. And I Am Afraid for My Life.” Mr. Trump’s close professional and family connections to Jews are well known.

It is the widely circulated fantasies about Donald-Trump-the-racist that explain why Mexican-Americans and Muslims who are US citizens are reportedly crying themselves to sleep at night, and why there are violent anti-Trump demonstrations all over the country. Just as reckless anti-police reporting paved the way for the murders of policemen, frothing press coverage of Donald Trump has sent thousands of ignoramuses into the streets to smash store windows and attack cops.

The papers are now full of breathless reports of Trump supporters calling blacks “ni**er” and tearing hijabs off Muslim women. Some of these attacks were faked, but some are probably real. What do they reflect? What Donald Trump wants or what the Frankenstein wants? If loutish whites are telling Hispanics “we’ll deport you,” who gave them the idea that a modern-day Hitler is about to move into the White House?

The Trump-is-a-racist idea is so firmly planted in the minds of Hillary supporters that nothing can dislodge it. But they don’t even understand what they, themselves, mean by it.

Josh Harkinson of Mother Jones called me after the election to talk about the Alt-Right. I explained to him how the media have painted a dishonest picture of Donald Trump, and he conceded that he was beginning to realize that using his favorite word–“racist”–to describe the president elect and people like me might be a mistake. I congratulated him on this intellectual breakthrough, and then asked what Donald Trump has ever said or done that was “racist.”

“Oh, there are so many, I don’t know where to begin.”

“Then just tell me one.”

There was a brief silence. “He retweeted an image of himself as Pepe the frog.”

“What? Is that the best you can do? You’re really straining.”

“Yes, I guess I’m straining.”

Mr. Harkinson later brought up Mr. Trump’s suggestion that Judge Gonazlo Curiel’s Mexican ancestry meant he could not try the Trump University case fairly. I pointed out that Judge Curiel is a member of La Raza [the race] Lawyers, which gave Mr. Trump grounds to doubt his impartiality. “Besides,” I said, “if a white police officer is in an altercation with a black criminal and ends up shooting him, you’d be the first to say the officer was biased on account of his race.”

“Not the first.”

“Then the second.”

Today, an Alt-Right Donald Trump is mostly a hysterical leftist fantasy. However, America is changing and Donald Trump could change, too. A firmly established Trump administration may see the wisdom of our views, and that day could come quickly.

For now, if members of that priestly class known as journalists call someone a “racist” that’s what he is. And once you’re a “racist,” you might as well be a sexist, xenophobe, anti-Semite, homophobe, and who knows what else. This is what we get when reporters slant the news and then believe what they read in the papers. And the media can’t understand why no one trusts them anymore.

But the lefties better be careful: All their shouting about “racism” didn’t tilt the election to Hillary. And the more they shout, the more they may tilt Donald Trump our way.

Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, November 12, 2016


OOOOH - You Almost Had it

Maniac Robot Guns - Press Bias Beyond Belief

Holy Propaganda Batman!

This morning several of the nation's far far away left-wing media outlets spewed some rancid anti-constitutional propaganda placing the blame for murder and mayhem, not on the murderers and mayhem-ers but on an inanimate object.

Geez Louise!  Look at these headlines:

Gun used to shoot Alaska police officer connected to five Anchorage homicides 

Cop Shooter’s Gun Linked to 5 Unsolved Homicides

From these Headlines the New York Daily News and People Magazine would have us believe that a .38 revolver is on the loose running amok shooting people all by itself. What are they thinking anyway . . . a maniac robot-gun is wandering the streets in search of victims?

Hello! - McFly!

What about the psycho killer that was actually doing the shooting and murdering?
How come the actual serial killing scumbag isn't getting top-billing?

And how come this lifetime career criminal was on the loose in the first place, since according to the cops this scumbag had a long long history of drug dealing, DWI, burglary, assault, breaking and entering, etc, ad-naseum?



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Drive Sorta Near a School - Go Directly to Jail.

If you own a gun you have most likely violated federal law.

Yup. that's a fact, Jack

It is a violation of federal law for most people to posses, transport, or carry a firearm within 1000 feet of any public or private school, anywhere in the USA.

Try this on for size: Get a map of the city or town where you live and draw a circle that extends out 1000 feet in every direction around every College, University, High School, Middle School, Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Nursery School, Parochial School, Day-Care, etc.

The "circle" won't actually be round since it must start at the very edge of the school grounds, including the play fields, ball fields, stadiums, parking lots, libraries, dormitories, maintenance shops, administrative offices, etc. Each and every school-related facility, both public and private must be encircled.

The result will be that the vast majority of the entire town will be an exclusion zone.  Any public place, parking lot, street, sidewalk, etc within this area will turn you and your hard-working, law abiding family, friends and neighbors into criminals.

Anyplace within the exclusion zone it against federal law to even drive your automobile on a public street, or walk on any sidewalk, if you have a firearm of any kind with you.

There is an exception in the law that allows you to have a firearm if you are licensed by the state to carry a gun, however, if you actually set foot onto any property owned by the school - even if you have a permission slip from the state, you may be in for a big surprise that includes handcuffs and a visit to jail.

Imagine this: If you take Great Grandpa's antique Civil War musket across the street to show your neighbor and you are less than three football fields away from junior's day-care, the US Marshalls may come and slap the cuffs on you.

A member of your family decides they want to go target shooting, or perhaps go hunting in the great outdoors.  Instantly, upon leaving your own driveway with a gun in the trunk of the car, you'll be transformed into a criminal if your home is within walking distance of any sort of school.  Be sure not to drive on any road, highway, or street that may take you within a 1/4 mile of any school in any direction - visible or not.

Or let's say you decide to buy a gun to keep in the house for protection. On your way back from the sporting goods store it is a violation of federal law to even leave the store if it is within three or four blocks of any sort of school grounds. Even if you find a merchant that is far enough away from a school, your trip home must be well planned to avoid driving on any street that takes you near a school zone. Not THROUGH a school zone, but within a thousand feet of any school facility of any kind whatsoever.

Here is a simple example - a map of San Francisco with the no-go zones.

Good luck with that.

Does this sound loony, or what?

Here - look at this link and see for yourself it is really the truth. You and your family have most likely either committed a crime or have aided and abetted wanton and reckless violations of this goofy Clinton-esque travesty.

Here is an interesting statistic for you to chew on:  Between 2009 and 2014,  92% of all public mass shootings took place in a gun free zone!

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Consequences of Trophies for Losers

A Calm and Reasoned man - Much to the Dismay of Lesley Stahl

Calm, Reasoned, Compassionate.

Take a look at the 60 Minutes interview of Donald Trump and see what a real President can and should be. Here is the link:

Equal Justice for All - and Especially Criminals

USA Today ran a story today explaining why Hillary Clinton is unlikely to receive a pardon from her Butt-Buddy-in-Chief, Barrack Obama.

Considering that USA Today, Obama, and the Clintons lean farther left than that tower in Pisa, it can be given little credence.

However, here it is in a nutshell:

According to the trusty and always earnest Press Secretary Josh Earnest, the pardon of Hillary Clinton is not in the cards because it is not on the schedule.  His line is that since Hillary hasn't applied for a pardon she won't get one.

Yeah  right.

Just for laughs, take a look at this United States Justice Department website:

It lists all of the commutations granted by Obama since he has been the Commander-in-Chief.

Notice that there are tens dozens scores hundreds thousands . . .  (well, you get my point) of hardened criminals let off the hook since he's been looking out for the safety and welfare of American Citizens criminals.

Just for chuckles, I tried to make s list of all the crimes these fine upstanding scumbags have been convicted of.  My carpal tunnel syndrome and radiculopathy started acting up before I could finish.

Here is a partial list:

Murder, assault, battery, burglary, rape, conspiracy, espionage, theft, robbery, kidnapping, libel, slander, perjury, illegal gambling, usury, tax evasion, embezzlement, wire fraud, mail fraud, poaching, arson, adultery, identity theft, firearms violations, money laundering, counterfeiting, drug dealing, drug manufacturing, drug distribution, cocaine and heroin importation, trading in endangered species, etc, ad-infinitum.

It should be noted that these pillars of the criminal society have all been tried and convicted of  these heinous crimes.  Not only that, in almost every instance they plead guilty to their crimes and accepted relatively mild sentences as a plea-bargain deal. 

Our "tough-on-crime" president now chooses to let these hardened criminals off the hook while he is doing his damndest to prevent good honest law-abiding citizens like you and me from exercising our god-given rights to Life, Liberty, the Pursuit of Happiness, not to mention to Keep and Bear Arms in self defense as recognized by the Constitution of the United States.

What an Ass!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Cat Lickers and Clinton Voters

Here is a short bit from an uncommonly wise common man.  

Mike Rowe opines on cat licking and the acceptance thereof,  and how cat-licking protagonists may cope with the Election of Donald Trump vis a vis the rejection of Hillary Clinton.

It is well worth a minute of your valuable time.  When you have finished, take another few minutes to cogitate and contemplate while petting (not licking) a cat.

Last Friday, my dog posted a video that featured a man licking a cat with the aid of a device that’s designed for the specific purpose of making it easier for people to lick their cats.  I’ve been silent ever since, because frankly, I couldn’t think of a better way – metaphorical or otherwise – to express my feelings about this election cycle. The entire country it seems, has been preoccupied with finding a way to lick a cat without actually putting their tongue on it.

Too oblique? Too weird? Ok, how about this analysis:

Back in 2003, a very unusual TV pilot called Dirty Jobs, Forrest-Gumped its way onto The Discovery Channel and found an audience – a big one. For Discovery, this was a problem. You see, Dirty Jobs didn’t look like anything else on their channel. It wasn’t pretty or careful. It took place in sewers and septic tanks, and featured a subversive host in close contact with his 8-year old inner child who refused to do second takes. Everyone agreed that Dirty Jobs was totally “off-brand” and completely inappropriate for Discovery. Everyone but the viewers. The ratings were just too big to ignore, so the pilot got a green-light, and yours truly finally got a steady gig.

But here’s the thing – Dirty Jobs didn’t resonate because the host was incredibly charming. It wasn’t a hit because it was gross, or irreverent, or funny, or silly, or smart, or terribly clever. Dirty Jobs succeeded because it was authentic. It spoke directly and candidly to a big chunk of the country that non-fiction networks had been completely ignoring. In a very simple way, Dirty Jobs said “Hey – we can see you,” to millions of regular people who had started to feel invisible. Ultimately, that’s why Dirty Jobs ran for eight seasons. And today, that’s also why Donald Trump is the President of the United States.

I know people are freaked out  . . .  I get it. I’m worried too. But not because of who we elected. We’ve survived 44 Presidents, and we’ll survive this one too. I’m worried because millions of people now seem to believe that Trump supporters are racist, xenophobic, and uneducated misogynists. I’m worried because despising our candidates publicly is very different than despising the people who vote for them.

Last week, three old friends – people I’ve known for years – each requested to be “unfriended” by anyone who planned on voting for Trump. Honestly, that was disheartening. Who tosses away a friendship over an election? Are my friends turning into those mind-numbingly arrogant celebrities who threaten to move to another country if their candidate doesn’t win? Are my friends now convinced that people they’ve known for years who happen to disagree with them politically are not merely mistaken – but evil, and no longer worthy of their friendship?

For what it’s worth, I don’t think Donald Trump won by tapping into America’s “racist underbelly,” and I don’t think Hillary lost because she’s a woman. I think a majority of people who voted in this election did so in spite of their many misgivings about the character of both candidates. That’s why it’s very dangerous to argue that Clinton supporters condone lying under oath and obstructing justice. Just as it’s equally dangerous to suggest a Trump supporter condones gross generalizations about foreigners and women.

These two candidates were the choices we gave ourselves, and each came with a heaping helping of vulgarity and impropriety. Yeah, it was dirty job for sure, but the winner was NOT decided by a racist and craven nation – it was decided by millions of disgusted Americans desperate for real change. The people did not want a politician. The people wanted to be seen. Donald Trump convinced those people that he could see them. Hillary Clinton did not.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Two of my favorite quotes of the day - the day before THE ELECTION.

See what I did there?  I said THE ELECTION  

It may our very last election.  The last election as intended by George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

Abraham Lincoln may have said it best when he plead that:
 "Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth."

Here are those two quotes I was talking about:
“You can’t review 650,000 new emails in eight days, Hillary Clinton is guilty. She knows it. The FBI knows it. The people know it. And now it’s up to the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box on Nov. 8.”
Donald Trump

“Each and every one of you have 24 hours to convince the numb nuts that you know that you can’t vote for criminals. You can’t vote for liars. You can’t vote for scam artists. You can’t vote for people who would take from the producers and give it to the bloodsuckers anymore.”

Ted Nugent

Unless we heed the words above, we may be ushering in a world wherein fine fellows by the likes of Josef Stalin run the show. 

You remember Uncle Joe - this is what he had to say about elections:

"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."

Friday, November 4, 2016

No Soup for You!

It was winter, and our two-year-old had an earache. Even though both my wife and I are doctors, she’s always insisted that our children see the pediatrician when they’re sick. I was working the swing shift, so daytime sick call fell to me.

Fortunately, the pediatrician was able to see him right away, and neither of us were surprised when her exam revealed an ear infection. I thanked her for her time, and after a brief chat, headed over to the pharmacy with my son in tow to pick up the antibiotic she had prescribed.

The pediatrician’s office had called in the prescription, so I knew it would probably be ready by the time we got to the drugstore. All in all, not too bad—we were walking up to the prescription counter just under an hour after we’d left the house.

“Name?” asked the young woman behind the counter, followed by “Date of birth? Any allergies?” All questions I expected, having done this a countless times before. But I was more than a little taken aback when she said ‘Okay; can you lift him up here for the fingerprints?”

“Fingerprints?” I asked.


“What are you talking about?” I demanded, more than a little taken aback.

“Oh – perhaps you haven’t been in since the new law went into effect? The one requiring universal background checks for all drug transfers?”

“Universal background checks? For medication? What new law?”

“Well, I guess technically it’s not a new ‘law’, but the President signed a new directive. He basically reinterpreted the DEA and FDA mandates, and now they’re requiring these background checks, including fingerprints, for every ‘transfer’ of drugs, including medications.”

“That’s crazy – my son is 2 years old! And the prescription is for Amoxicillin – this stuff has been in common usage for 40 years!” I belatedly realized I was starting to raise my voice.

“I know it’s an inconvenience, but it’s the law now. Without the fingerprints, I can’t run the background check, and without that, I can’t legally dispense any medication. Of any kind. To anyone.”

I apologized for shouting. “I’m sorry—you caught me by surprise. But you have to admit it’s ridiculous; heck, we’ve been coming here for nearly 10 years—you’ve probably filled a dozen prescriptions for us yourself” I said, getting exasperated.

“It’s no problem”, she replied. “You should have heard my mother when she came in the first time to refill her blood pressure medication—she put on quite a show!” she chuckled.

“I’ll bet she did.”

“She’s gotten used to it now, but that first time – whew!”

“All right, I’ve settled down a bit—let me lift him up there for you.”

She completed the fingerprinting fairly quickly—no small feat with a sick, tired 2 year old, but I have to give her credit. I filled out a couple of additional forms, and then she told me to wait, reassuring me that the system usually only took 2-3 minutes, especially in the morning—afternoons, she said, go a good bit slower.

After less than 5 minutes, she came back to the counter, and called me back up with a smile. “Just plop him up here on the counter, and I’ll get this dose in him in no time flat!” she said cheerily.

“Excuse me? The dose? It’s only an ear infection, I’m sure the first dose can wait until we get home” I said in my friendliest tone, trying to cover my bemusement.

She looked puzzled for a moment, and then seemed to come to a realization. “Sir, I guess I didn’t explain the process completely. I can’t send you home with a whole bottle full of individual doses; every medication ‘transfer’ requires a background check; that’s what ‘universal’ means. Every transfer, even between family members. Even if you were licensed to make transfers, you’d still have to run a check on your son before every dose. You’d need to have access to the system, and you’d need to be able to do fingerprints.”

At that moment, I suddenly understood the true meaning of the word “nonplussed”—according to Webster’s, “surprised and confused so much that they are unsure how to react”.

As I hoisted my son onto the counter top, she smiled and said “I told you my mom got used to it. You will, too. Imagine how she feels—she’s in three times a day, for three or four medications each time!”

As I walked out of the pharmacy with my son in my arms, I quickly began thinking up ways we could get some Amoxicillin to keep at home, at least to make it through this ear infection—how on earth were we going to get him to the pharmacy two times a day for the next two weeks? And just so the pharmacist, 10 years my junior, could dispense a medication to my son, when both my wife and I perform much more serious procedures at work every day!

For the first time, my next door neighbor’s words made perfect sense to me. He’s a gun owner, a real Second Amendment absolutist. Frankly, I’d always thought he was a little bit crazy. All that “shall not be infringed” business. “What are a few extra hoops to jump through compared with the lives of innocent children?” I’d thought, when universal background checks for gun sales became the law of the land.

But now I understood. No doubt this was someone’s idea of a “reasonable restriction”, a “common sense” way to make some headway in the War on Drugs. It was obvious to me that the only reasonable response to this ridiculous law was to become an outlaw, to find a way to work around it. Just like my “crazy” gun owning neighbor, I suddenly comprehended the tyranny of a government denying citizens’ rights “for their own good”.

And I realized something else, too. As soon as my son fell asleep, I would be heading straight over to my “crazy” neighbor’s house. To apologize, and for some education—if I was going to be illegally dispensing drugs to my family, I was going to need a way to defend us from other people who didn’t want to wait in those pharmacy lines either, and didn’t have another way to get their hands on black market medication.

This foolish Universal Background Check system wasn’t going to prevent anyone from getting their hands on medications or other drugs illegally, but it was going to make it a lot more difficult to get them legally. I’m no economist, but it was obviously going to drive up black market demand, and therefore do the same for black market prices and profits. As Milton Friedman said, “See, if you look at the drug war from a purely economic point of view, the role of the government is to protect the drug cartel. That’s literally true.”

But I realized that, in another way, this could work in my favor. If for some reason I couldn’t pass my Universal Background Check after I got my neighbor’s advice on home defense weapons, the truth of Mr. Friedman’s observation would guarantee that plenty of firearms will be available by other means.

By Tom Vaughan, MD:

Tom Vaughan, MD, is a neuroradiologist in private practice in Louisville, KY. He is a shooting enthusiast who believes in individual liberty and personal responsibility.

(This article originally appeared at and is reprinted here with permission.)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Good ole Country Boy

Creepy Clinton Cohorts

Is it just me or are there others out there in my audience who find it odd that Hillary Clinton, the inevitable presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, would continue to have at the highest level of her staff a woman married to a man who has repeatedly embarrassed himself, his wife and the Democratic Party? Anthony Weiner is a pervert. As to how perverted he might be we can only speculate, but we did see the picture of him sexually aroused in his underpants with his infant son lying next to him. Presumably, Mr. Weiner was sending that picture to one of his digital sweethearts.

Yet Huma Abedin was his lawful wedded wife even after his first and then second scandal, those in which he left Congress and lost his bid for mayor of New York. Well, Hillary is happily married to Bill Clinton so she is accustomed to weird marriages and weird guys. In fact, Bill officiated at Anthony and Huma’s wedding. But still, Hillary’s longest-standing boast in her long and boastful life is that she is on a special mission for children. Did she not with years of child’s advocacy behind her think that Anthony Weiner was an inappropriate father and a bizarre choice of a husband? Could she not after his congressional scandal approach Huma with an ultimatum: “Ditch that creep or you’re fired?”

He was going to cause other problems, and he did. Somehow he — or maybe Huma — got 650,000 emails, many dealing in classified information, onto his laptop. Former FBI agents have told me that those classified documents are now in the hands of America’s enemies. The Russians were mentioned. Why would Hillary have people like this around her? Well, again, she had Bill around her and Sandy Berger, and God only knows how many other creeps. As her competitor for the presidency, Donald Trump, never tires of saying, “She’s got bad judgment.” She should not be running for president. I think the majority of the American people will come to that realization by next Tuesday.

Her entire public life has been a hoax camouflaging real incompetence, and it is ironic that in the end her real nemesis is not her imagined “vast right-wing conspiracy” but the FBI. As I have written so many times before, her problem is not with her political opponents but with what the public calls “the authorities.”

If you have followed her career with the enthusiasm and care that I have you would have seen the FBI popping up repeatedly in Hillary’s scandals. Back in the 1980s it began in Arkansas with FBI Special Agent I.C. Smith questioning her role in fundraising for her husband, Gov. Bill Clinton. It continued into the 1990s, coming to a boil in 1997 when then-FBI Director Louis Freeh responded to a congressional query asking him if he had ever experienced anything like the FBI’s trials with the Clintons. Mr. Freeh responded, “Actually I have,” and he likened his experiences with the Clintons to his “16 years doing organized crime cases in New York City .”

Perhaps her run-ins with the FBI reached a climax this summer with Director James Comey. Mr. Comey may not have recommended Hillary’s indictment in July as many observers thought he would, but he said her handling of classified information on her server was “extremely careless.” That statement, coupled with his letter to Congress Friday, leaves me thinking the director has performed a difficult task admirably. Finally, however, former assistant FBI Director James Kallstrom returned to the FBI’s favored theme for the Clintons. On Sunday he described them as Director Freeh did back in 1997. He described them as acting as a “crime family.”

 R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. - - Tuesday, November 1, 2016