Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Government: Where Hippies Go To Die

This is certainly a contender as one of the most moronic quotes of all time.

Florida State Senator Darryl Rouson of St. Petersburg  was quoted saying this:

“I support the second amendment right to bear arms, but . . . I’m not sure that bringing guns to a gun fight leads to peace or leads to safety.”

Yep - he really is saying not to bring a gun to a gun fight.

I wonder what he would bring instead?

A pocketful of posies?

Or perhaps he'd merely hug the bad guys and sing Kumbaya.

John Kerry, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton

Are you really stunned that the morons who stuck daisies in the barrel of National Guardsmen rifles now want to ban all guns from private citizens?

Monday, June 26, 2017

ISIS Supports Concealed Carry Reciprocity

According To Cyrus Vance Jr., the New York County District Attorney ISIS is in favor of concealed firearms reciprocity.



What a complete and utter moron. Does he think that without this bill, ISIS will not carry guns for fear of violating the law?  I'd be willing to guess that there are plenty of ways to conceal a gun under those hijabs, turbans, burkas, shemaghs, and other funky pajama get-ups worn by many self-respecting terrorist rag-heads.

Why is it that these blithering liberal idiots seem to miss the fact that gun owners are not killing each other in the streets of their own states, or states that have current reciprocity?  Or that states with the harshest and most unconstitutional gun laws also experience the highest "gun crime".

In the minds of liberals, people with gun permits (who are statistically more law-abiding than the police themselves) would somehow freak-out and turn into bloodthirsty psycho-killers once they crossed the boarder into NY.


The stupidity of liberals is absolutely astounding.

You may remember Cy Jr's daddy.  Cyrus Vance Sr. was Secretary of State for the bumbler-in-chief Jimmy Carter. 

Here is the full story:
 
New York County District Attorney Cy Vance offered some interesting takes on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act this weekend, including saying the bill was most likely supported by the Islamic State.

Vance commented on the bill to radio host John Catsimatidis during a Sunday interview on AM 970 in New York. He argued the proposal, which was drafted to treat concealed carry permits like drivers’ licenses nationwide, would make New York City more susceptible to violent attacks.

“If that bill passes, I believe the safety, and the greater safety we have achieved will be at risk,” he said.

The legislation, which now has 200 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives, would amend federal law to allow lawful gun owners to carry concealed handguns in any state that permits the practice, so long as those individuals are eligible to carry concealed firearms in their home state.

Vance argued an increase in violence could occur if the bill becomes law, as people from states with looser gun laws than New York would be allowed to carry concealed firearms in the city.

“It would be completely legal for a person to bring a loaded gun or guns in New York as long as it was legal to possess them in the person’s home state,” he said. “A guy from Idaho, where there’s no permitting requirement whatsoever, could carry his gun into New York City loaded, into Times Square.”

The prosecutor even went so far as to say that the Islamic State would be in favor of the bill and most likely were following its progression in Congress.

“This bill is supported, I am sure, by ISIS, and let me tell you why and I don’t think I am overstating it,” Vance said.

Though the measure would not affect the purchasing of guns in any state, Vance chose to cite an article from an Islamic State magazine that talked about ways to buys guns in the U.S.

“ISIS points its readers to America and how they could easily obtain guns by going to states where there are no permitting requirements or buy guns in one of the five thousand private gun shows around the country where no background checks are taken,” he said. “So ISIS is paying careful attention to this bill as well.”

Vance added: “I think Congress members have to think long and hard about whether they want to play into the hands of these terrorists. And New York is the number one terror target in the country, John, you know that. We don’t want to have folks being able to buy guns in Idaho, people who radicalize carry them into New York City and be completely legal until they pull the guns out in Times Square and start shooting.”

Monday, June 19, 2017

Looking for a Girl with a Gun and a Job



My better half and I, along with a few thousand of our closest fiends friends, spent last evening with Alice Cooper. It was quite a spectacle to say the least, and a great time was had by all.  One of his "newer" ditties (written over 20 years ago) seemed to actually be the Millennial Snowflake theme song.

Here are the  lyrics

"Lost In America"

I can't get a girl
'Cause I ain't got a car.
I can't get a car
'Cause I ain't got a job.
I can't get a job
'Cause I ain't got a car.
So I'm looking for a girl
with a job and a car.

Don't you know where you are?
Lost in America

I got a mom but I ain't got a dad.
My dad's got a wife but she ain't my mom.
Mom's looking for a man to be my dad.
But I want my mom and dad
to be my real
mom and dad.
 Is that so bad?

Oh, I think I've been had.
Lost in America

Well, I live at the 7-11.
Well, I'm tryin' to play this guitar.
Well, I'm learning "Stairway to Heaven"
'cause Heaven's where you are.

I can't go to school
'Cause I ain't got a gun.
I ain't got a gun
'Cause I ain't got a job.
I ain't got a job
'Cause I can't go to school.
So I'm looking for a girl
with a gun and a job.
(And a house, with cable)

Don't you know where you are?
Hey man, you're...
Lost in America
Lost lost lost
I'm lost 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Smoking: Bad. Assassination: Good

Smoking is banned on Network TV to prevent kids from seeing it and thinking it is OK.

The same Network TV will, howerver, glamorize, celebrate and graphically present violent murder and mayhem including assassination of the Presdident of the Unitrd States. 

Whats up with that?

The Concept of a Sovereign Nation.


In what country on this planet are non-citizens afforded the same - and even more - rights as citizens?

How can any reasonable discussion be had with someone who doesn’t understand the concept of a sovereign nation.

If this is what the state of liberal-progressive thought has devolved to, Liberal-Progressives are doomed to extinction.  Sadly, they are dragging this country down with them.

MAGA

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Virginia Governor McAuliffe says all Americans will be dead in less than 4 days.




Here is a direct and verbatim quote from Terry McAuliffe, the brilliant governor of Virginia.

"There are too many guns on the street. We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence."
   - Gov. Terry McAuliffe

At that rate, we will all be murdered and riddled with bullets in just a few days.

Is anyone else at all curious how complete and utter morons like this guy can be elected to public office?

 The above quote was reported by the CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) June 14, 2017.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Anderson Cooper Believes Turds Can Bounce.

Kathy Griffin Bouncing Back


Anderson Cooper has made it clear that he isn’t pleased with Kathy Griffin‘s controversial photo of Donald Trump, but the CNN anchor says he hopes his longtime friend can make a comeback.


Cooper said: “Look, I wish her well and I hope she bounces back and keeps doing what she does best . . .”  according to USA Today.

“People were assuming I was somehow responsible for this and I just felt I should point out that I actually think this is pretty important as somebody who works overseas and, you know, journalists get beheaded and this is not a joke,” he said.

Apparently, Coop believes turds can bounce.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Deport Detroit Doo-wop & Shoo-bop

Deporting maroons with names such as Juwan, Keevon, Deewon, Doo-wop, Shoo-bop, etc, would be as effective effective as banning Islamists.

RE: This from the Motor City



An attempted robbery outside of a Detroit liquor store Sunday night ended in an exchange of gunfire that left the suspect dead and the victim – an off-duty Detroit police officer – fighting for his life.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said in a media briefing that part of the crime was captured on surveillance video.

As the officer left the store around 11 p.m., he was approached by the suspect, who was armed with a gun. Craig said the suspect ran toward the officer with his arm extended and an exchange of gunfire followed.

Both the suspect and the officer fell to the ground, and as they lay there, another person approached them both, then took the first suspect’s gun, as well as the officer’s department-issued gun and cell phone.

Craig said the way the person acted toward the suspect led him to believe they knew each other.

The first suspect, who was later identified as 21-year-old Juwan Lumpkin, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 27-year-old officer, who has been with the department for about a year but has not been publicly identified, was shot in the abdomen and foot.

The officer was initially listed in critical condition and underwent emergency surgery. However, Craig said he spoke with the officer after surgery and he was smiling, optimistic and talking of returning to duty.

Authorities later apprehended Keevon Deewon Robinson, 19, who is accused of being the “lookout” during the robbery. According to a news release from Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, Robinson was charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

However, Craig said Robinson is not believed to be the same person who took the guns from the crime scene. Authorities are still searching for that individual, along with the officer’s weapon and cell phone.

Keevon Deewon aka Doo-wop Shoo-bop

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Notorious RBG must take a powder

Oliver Wendell Holmes once wrote that a judge should extinguish all politics in public comments when elevated to the Bench.



Because Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg failed to heed those words, she should disqualify herself from the U.S. Supreme Court’s review of President Trump’s revised travel ban. 
In a series of interviews last July, she leveled disparaging comments about then-candidate Trump that were stunning and unprecedented for a sitting high court justice. 
In interviews with the Associated Press and the New York Times she remarked, “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president.  For the country, it could be four years.  For the court, it could be –I don’t even want to contemplate that.”  Then she added that her husband would have declared, “Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.” 
Days later, in a CNN interview, she said of candidate Trump, “He is a faker.  He has no consistency about him.  He says whatever comes into his head at the moment.  He really has an ego.  How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns?”       
Those words reflect a clear bias, if not personal animus, toward the man who would go on to become president.  Her public comments were not only injudicious, but reckless – especially given that Trump was about to win the Republican nomination days later and stood a chance of becoming the next president.
Every justice know that legal disputes involving the president and his decisions or orders will inevitably make their way to the Supreme Court.
The Federal Statute
The rules demanding disqualification are set forth very clearly by federal statute, 28 USC 455:
Any justice…shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.  He shall also disqualify himself…where he has a personal bias or prejudice concerning a party.”  
The law’s application to the case at hand is straight forward.  Is there any doubt that Ginsburg’s comments demonstrate a personal bias or prejudice against President Trump?  Indeed, they show an outright hostility.
How can she possibly be fair or, equally important, be perceived by the public as fair?  She cannot.  The appearance of partiality is just as damning to the fair administration of justice as any genuine personal bias.       
Moreover, the language of the statute is mandatory:  “Any Justice shall disqualify” him or herself.  Ginsburg has no choice but to step aside from the case.  Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz has taken it further to say she should recuse herself from all court cases involving President Trump.        
Would Recusal Impact The Case?
Without Ginsburg, the Supreme Court would be left with three so-called “liberal” justices versus four “conservatives.”  But the more moderate Anthony Kennedy is sometimes the “swing” justice, so there is no telling how he might cast his vote.  If he were to side with the liberal faction, the result would be a 4-4 tie.  That would leave in place the lower court’s decision striking down the ban, although the issues are still being litigated in the appellate courts.
However, there is ample reason to uphold the ban.  The Supreme Court has never relied on campaign rhetoric in deciding a case, as the lower courts did.  Why?  Because it is beyond the authority of judges.  Their duty is to examine what is in the executive order itself and determine whether it violates the Constitution. 
Campaign rhetoric is subject to change depending on how the political winds blow.  Candidates routinely alter their positions or even reverse their policies during the course of an election.  Such rhetoric is no more reliable than the weather.
The order itself states valid reasons for the ban.  The six identified countries do nothing to assist the U.S. to screen or verify the background of applicants, and those nations pose serious terror threats that jeopardize U.S. national security.
It is hard to argue that President Trump’s true purpose is to discriminate against Muslims.  Of the top ten countries with the largest Muslim populations, only one country, Iran, is on the banned list. 
If Americans are to have confidence that their nation’s highest justices adhere to the highest standards, then ethics cannot be something of mere “convenience.”  Judicial integrity must have meaning and certitude.  Decisions must be free of doubt that cases are heard fairly and impartially.  Antipathy toward a party is an unconscionable breach. 
The noble traditions of the Supreme Court will be compromised should Ruth Bader Ginsburg decide she is above the law and beyond the scruples it demands. 

Friday, June 2, 2017

The Swamp Things

Man-O-Man this is a long one . . .  About the right length for a screenplay.





Trump fired Comey when Comey was 3,000 miles away from his office, Comey had no inkling he was being cut, all his files, computers, and everything in his office were seized by his boss Sessions and the justice department.

Notice how he emasculated Comey and the Swamp Things by letting them know in a tweet that the Attorney General got information (surveillance “tapes” from the seizure of Comey’s office) to let Comey and his handlers know that Trump’s DOJ has the goods on them. This was a brilliant, strategic and totally imperative move at exactly the right time against horrible, evil and corrupt powers infesting our government.

The Swamp Things are on notice that the President is on to them, they are sweating bullets because their criminal games of corruption are being pursued and they know it. They are screaming and ranting because they are desperate Swamp Things that are beginning to realize they are roadkill.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COMEY SCAM. Taken from credible public sources (readily available if you want to look)

1. Comey was a minor assistant US attorney in the late 90’s. He only gained power and money by being the DOJ official who “investigated” and cleared Bill Clinton of any wrong-doing in Clinton's totally corrupt pardon (for huge payoffs) of criminal financier Marc Rich as Clinton was leaving the Presidency. This is how Comey began his career as a Swamp Thing years ago, as a servant of the Clintons.

2. Comey provided “cover” for the Clintons in their gaining incredible power and wealth after leaving office through pardoning a billionaire money-launderer, arms dealer and criminal.

3. Comey was a key piece in how the Clintons upped their corruption game and gained incredible wealth through their foundation after leaving the White House. A huge part of the scheme was giving Marc Rich a free pass when he should have spent life in prison, and that is what Comey covered-up for the Clintons. This set up Comey to be part of the corruption machine, making him powerful and wealthy.

4. Immediately after doing the Clinton’s dirty work as a DOJ official, Comey resigned from the DOJ and took a position as the head attorney (Counsel) of the Lockheed Martin, a huge military contractor. While he was in that position Lockheed became a major contributor (millions) to the Clinton Foundation and its fake charity spin-offs. In return for these payment to Clinton Inc., Lockheed received huge contracts with Hillary’s state department. Comey was the chief legal officer of Lockheed throughout this period of contributions to Clinton Inc. in return for State Dept. contracts.

5. In 2012, after overseeing Lockheed’s successful relationship with the Hillary State Department and the resulting profits, Comey stepped down from Lockheed and received a $6 million dollar payout for his services.

6. In 2013, as a member of the board of directors of the largest bank of England, HSBC Holdings, was deep into a scandal. Investigations by federal authorities and law-enforcement had revealed that for years HSBC had been laundering billions of dollars for Mexican Drug Cartels, channeling money for Saudi banks who were financing terror, moving money for Iran in violation of the sanctions, and other major criminal activity. HSBC’s criminality was pervasive and deliberate by the Bank and its officials. HSBC was a huge Clinton Foundation contributor (many millions) throughout the “investigation” and Bill Clinton was being paid large personal fees for speaking at HSBC events (while Hillary was Sec of State). Eric Holder and the Obama Justice Department did what they were paid to do, and let HSBC off of the hook for a paltry 1.2 Billion dollar fine (paid by its stockholders), and not one Director, officer or management member at HSBC was fired or charged with any criminal. Exactly when everyone involved with HSBC Bank (including the Clintons and all of their “donors”) were being let off without penalty, and cover had to be provided to HSBC, Comey was appointed as a Director and Member of the Board of HSBC (in the middle of the fallout from the scandal). He was part of the effort to cover up the scandal and make HSBC “respectable” again.

7. After about a year as HSBC director, despite his lack of any law enforcement experience, no DOJ leadership experience, and no qualifications for the job, Comey was appointed FBI director by Obama. Comey was appointed to the FBI right when Hillary was leaving the State Department, and was vulnerable to the FBI because she had been using a private-server, mishandling classified information, selling access to favors/contracts from the State Department to Clinton Foundation Donors (including Comey’s Lockheed Martin). Remember that this was about the time the Inspector General of the State Department found over 2 billion “missing” from the State Department finances during Hillary's tenure.

8. The obvious conclusion is that Comey was appointed to the FBI (along with other reliable Clinton-Obama cronies) to run interference for the Clinton’s and Obama’s at the nation’s federal law enforcement agency (in conjunction with a corrupt Department of Justice).

9. In late 2015 and early 2016, information began to come out about the Clinton Foundation and its use by the Clinton’s as a multi-billion dollar slush fund for corruption and political favors. (Even Chelsea’s wedding had been paid for by the “charity. It was revealed that the Foundation had never completed required reports or had an audit. Supposedly the FBI, under Comey, began an “investigation” of the Clinton Funds. A “professional” accounting firm was brought in by the Clintons to provide a veneer of legitimacy to the Clinton Fund operations. Predictably, one of the partners in the firm that was chosen (and paid lots of money) is the brother of James Comey (FBI Director). This brother owes James Comey $700,000 for a loan James gave him to buy a house. Nothing has happened as a result of the FBI “investigating” the Clinton Funds under Comey.

10. Judicial Watch and other independent sources obtained information proving that Hillary had been running her own server, sending out classified information, etc. This information came out right in the middle of her campaign to be President. Comey gave immunity to all of Hillary’s lackeys, did not use subpoenas or warrants, lost evidence, allowed the destruction of evidence, failed to do any searches or seizures of evidence, did not use a grand-jury, did not swear witnesses, did not record testimony, allowed attorneys to represent multiple suspects (corrupting the testimony). A “slam-dunk” case became a mess. Immunity was given every witness even though they provided no help. By focusing the FBI on the email scandal, attention was drawn away from the bigger scandal of the Clinton Foundation that could bring down a huge number of corrupt politicians, lobbyists, and even governments.

11. At the same time Comey started work on a parallel assignment to illegally “wiretap” and surveil Donald Trump and others involved in the Republican campaign. He was tasked with digging up any dirt or fact that could be used to hurt the Trump campaign. This included using a fake “dossier” paid for by the Clinton campaign to obtain authorization for the surveillance and to try to associate Trump’s campaign with the Russians. Under Comey’s direction the Trump campaign was monitored and surveilled and all information was provided to the Obama Whitehouse and the Clinton camp all during the campaign.

12. Loretta Lynch was supposed to complete the cover-up for Hillary as Attorney General by issuing a finding that the deliberately botched FBI “investigation” did not justify prosecution of Hillary. But someone screwed up and Bill Clinton was videoed meeting with Loretta Lynch in Arizona shortly before she was supposed to make her decision on Hillary (interference with a federal investigation), and Lynch could no longer credibly squash the Hillary scandal. The solution, give the job to Comey. The Clinton’s owned him and he would have to do whatever is necessary to provide cover. Comey goes on national TV and violates every rule of the FBI, the Justice Department and American law enforcement by revealing some of the FBI’s “evidence” of what Hillary did (enough to make it look like the FBI and Comey did some investigation), then declaring that there was no “intent” and clearing Hillary. The Justice Department and Obama backed Comey’s cover-up and it looked like Hillary had survived the scandal.

13. Then, right before the election, the NYPD obtained Anthony Wiener’s laptop and found classified emails from Hillary on the laptop. The NYPD began leaking details to new-media outlets, and the story was about to explode. Comey once again stepped in to cover Hillary. He short-circuited the NYPD leaks by publicly acknowledging the laptop and the emails, but then claimed just days later that hundreds of thousands of emails had all been reviewed and “nothing new” was on the laptop. Once again, he had done his job, providing cover and FBI “protection” for Hillary on the newest scandal when it broke.

14. BUT TRUMP WON. The bottom-dwelling Swamp Things realize they are at risk from this political outsider who is not connected to the uni-party machines. Before Trump takes office, a “failsafe” plan is implemented to ruin Trump’s administration and try to force him out of the Presidency. The key players committed to the plan are the democrat politicians, the RINO establishment, the media, the Obama-Clinton operatives embedded throughout the intelligence agencies and the entire bureaucracy, and most importantly, the Obama DOJ and JAMES COMEY. The scheme is to smear Trump with Russian “connections,” through a fake FBI “investigation” and more importantly, to trap him into a charge of criminal interference with the FBI. COMEY IS THE CENTRAL FIGURE IN THE SCHEME TO TAKE DOWN TRUMP.

15. Surveillance of the Trump campaign continues after he is elected, participants are “unmasked” illegally, and transcripts are leaked to the media.

16. When General Flynn appropriately calls Russian officials on behalf of Trump, they bring out the fake “dossier” and surveillance of the campaign.  Comey creates the “Russian Conspiracy” investigation. With help by RINO Swamp Thing McCain, the fake "Russian pee dossier” is leaked to the press. There is no actual evidence of any collusion or connection between the Trump campaign with Russia, but that does not prevent Comey from initiating an FBI “investigation”. This provides Comey with protection from Trump firing him immediately. Comey's minions constantly leak news of the “Russia Investigation” to the media, and the media does its scripted part by screaming constantly about “Russia.” The Democrats fill their role and constantly scream about “Russia.” McCain and the RINO establishment do their part by promising to “investigate” how the Russians influenced the campaign.

17. After Trump is sworn in, the DOJ Hillary/Obama operatives and Comey start the direct attack. DOJ Obama appointee Sally Yates approaches the Whitehouse with news that General Flynn had been in contact with Russia and alleges that he might be compromised. The White House Counsel (who Yates talks to, not Trump) asks for some more information. The day before the promised additional information is to be provided by Yates to the Whitehouse, Comey sets up a dinner with Trump. If he can get Trump to ask about Flynn or try to intervene regarding Flynn or Russia then Trump can be charged with “interfering with an FBI investigation.

18. This is a two-pronged attack. It protects Comey and DOJ democrat holdovers from being terminated by the new administration because they are involved in an “ongoing investigation” that they control the timetable on. If Trump fires Comey then he is “interfering with the investigation” which is itself a federal crime that the FBI could then “investigate.” Alternatively, if they can get Trump to question Comey about Flynn or try to get him to back off of Flynn or the “Russia” investigation, then they again have him “interfering.”

19. Trump knows it is a set up by Comey and that he is probably being recorded (tips from FBI or DOJ who are not part of the corruption. Comey tells Trump that Trump is not under investigation regarding Russia, but that others involved with the campaign are being investigated. Trump does not take the bait and attempt to intervene about Flynn or the Russia scam. Later, Flynn is cut loose because he is being used by Comey and the Obama-holdover Justice to try to damage Trump. Comey verbally tells Trump on two more occasions that he is not being investigated, but refuses to state this fact publicly or when testifying in Congress.

20. Trump has to move carefully. He has to get his Attorney General and Deputy AG in place, get enough leverage on the Russia narrative, and ideally get rid of Comey in a way that allows him to obtain all the information that Comey has been accumulating (if he is taping Trump he is taping others). Comey, and others testify in Congress. Under oath, both Sally Yates and Intelligence officials from the Obama administration state that there has been no actual evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. More importantly, Comey, while refusing to say that Trump is not under investigation, testifies that he has informed the Senate Intelligence Committee heads who exactly is under investigation regarding Russia.

21. Trump tells almost no one at the White House that he is moving against Comey (so no leaks… no listening in on his conversations) Trump somehow contacts Sen. Grassley (the Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee) and confirms that Comey told the Senator that Trump was not under investigation personally.

22. Trump seizes the moment and acts. While Comey is in California, 3000 miles away and 7 hours from his office, Trump prepares a letter firing him (with Sessions and the Deputy AG recommendations attached). In the letter Trump states that he had been told 3 times by Comey that he (Trump) was not under investigation. The letter is hand-delivered to the FBI headquarters by DOJ officials to lock-down and seize everything in Comey’s office, including all surveillance files (“tapes”) of Trump and others. All of Comey’s files, docs, computers and “tapes” are taken to Sessions at DOJ. They are not taken to the Whitehouse or Trump, but to Sessions, who has every right to have them.

23. Comey learns he has been fired when the media broadcasts it in California. On cue, the Democrat politicians and media begin screaming about Trump’s “interference with the Russia investigation” in accordance with the plan to set up Trump for that charge. The Swamp Things want to blow up the Russia narrative using Comey, and Comey is set to testify before Congress to try to hurt Trump by saying he was interfering with the FBI investigation. Comey intends to follow through with the plan to take down Trump. But because of his brilliant timing on this, Trump has Comey’s files, documents and information safely with Sessions at DOJ. Trump sends out a “crazy” tweet that says: “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press.”

24. The media and the politicians go crazy about the “inappropriateness” of this tweet. They accuse Trump of “taping” everyone at the White House (forgetting that the Presidents phone calls with foreign leaders have been “taped” without his knowledge.) It seem apparent that Trump is telling Comey that the DOJ (who has every legal right to possess it) has the surveillance information and files from Comey’s office, the “tapes" obtained and kept by Comey. Comey and all the Swamp Things understand the clear message… their plan has failed and Trump’s DOJ is now holding all the cards.

25. The whole Russia interference scheme crashes and burns. While the mouthpiece media, Hollywood and the insane fringe continue to scream about Russia and Comey being fired, the politicians who will soon be in the crosshairs of a legitimate (and ticked) FBI and DOJ are starting to fall strangely silent.

26. Comey tells Congress he will not testify and writes a public letter to the FBI accepting his firing and telling them he does not want to discuss why or how he was terminated. Senator Grassley and Senator Feinstein (she must be covering her butt in fear …) issue public statements confirming that Comey told them that the “Russia Investigation” does not involve President Trump personally.

27. AG Sessions and his Deputy AG use the Comey trove of information to determine who has been part of the Comey Syndicate at the FBI. They will be appointing an “interim” Director of the FBI shortly who has not been compromised by Comey, Clinton or Obama. That “interim” Director does not have to be approved by Congress or anyone, and can immediately begin cleaning house at the FBI of all Comey/Clinton/Obama minions, initiating investigations of the Clintons, Clinton Fund, violations of intelligence confidentiality laws by Susan Rice and Obama, human trafficking in DC, political corruption… draining the Swamp. Using the Comey files they can be fairly certain they are not getting another Comey as an “interim", and they do not have to wait for the circus of appointing a new permanent “Director” through Congressional approval. Most of the heavy lifting on rooting out FBI corruption and starting investigations into the swamp will be done by the “interim” before a new director is appointed-the approval FBI Director process will be slow and tedious, so there is no political interference with the housecleaning that is starting.
Conclusion


Trump has eliminated a truly toxic and dangerous enemy to his administration, dealt a horrendous blow to the Clinton/Obama and deep state machines, begun the restoration of the integrity of the FBI and the DOJ, and gained incredible ammunition to begin hunting the foul Swamp Things.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Glenn Beck MOAB - Mother Of All Bullshit



I was listening to Glenn Beck on the AM radio yesterday afternoon.  Since I was on my way to the landfill with a pickup load of garbage, it seemed acceptable at the time.

As usual, I was not disappointed by Beck's incessant deception, fabrication, and outright lying.  The bit of fake news that caught my attention was his rant about the MOAB.  He said with what I can only assume was his straight-faced crooked grin, that the Mother Of All Bombs - otherwise known as the Massive Ordnance Air Blast - was priced at $314 million per unit.

Considering that a typical 1,000 bomb like the MK-83 goes for about $12,000 each, the MOAB which is essentially the same thing with more high explosive in a bigger container, should cost less per ISIS vaporized.  Sure enough, the real cost for a big-ass MOAB is only about $170,000.  Roughly 20 times less than Glenn Becks Fake statistic.

That guy is the Mother Of All Bullshit.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

And Now; the Rest of the Story

The year was 1947.



Some of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, a little more than 69 years ago, numerous witnesses claim that an Unidentified Flying Object, (UFO), with five aliens aboard, crashed onto a sheep and mule ranch just outside Roswell, New Mexico. This is a well-known incident that many say has long been covered-up by the U.S. Air Force, as well as other Federal Agencies and Organizations.

However, what you may NOT know is that around the same time, the following people were born:

Albert A. Gore, Jr.
Hillary Rodham
William J. Clinton
John F. Kerry
Howard Dean
Nancy Pelosi
Dianne Feinstein
Charles E. Schumer
Barbara Boxer
Joe Biden
This is the obvious consequence of aliens breeding with sheep and jack-asses. I truly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things for you. It certainly did for me. And now you can stop wondering why they support the bill to help all Illegal Aliens.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Personal Protection

A liberal friend asked me what I thought he might need in order to defend his home and family from home invasion.
 
I suggested a 9mm, a couple of clips, and a box of shells.
 
A few days later he sent me this picture and asked me how to make it all work.
 
 
 
 
He voted for Obama - twice.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Introducing the Uber-Partisan Supremes

Senators are merely Representatives with longer terms.  They bow and scrape to the mindless rabble that elected them based upon the jerking of knees and the frothing of mouths.

It has been just a little over 100 years since Senators have been directly elected by the proletariat, and even in that relatively short time, the tyranny of the mob has become de rigueur.

I propose that as a first step in the right direction (backwards), the 17th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States be repealed forthwith.


puts it very nicely in this piece I stumbled upon this afternoon.

Predictably, Washington is losing its entire mind over a procedural vote in the Senate to lower the threshold for ending debate on the confirmations of Supreme Court justices.

Even the name, “nuclear option” has a gratifyingly apocalyptic vibe.

We know how we got here: tit-for-tat escalations stretching back for 40 years. Was it Democrats’ filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch? Yes. Was it Republicans’ blockade of a raft of Obama lower-court nominees? Yep. Was it the public humiliation of Clarence Thomas? You betcha. Was it the defeat of Robert Bork’s nomination? For sure.

But who cares about blame? Partisans rely on “he started it” arguments for almost everything they do, so trying to unravel who is exactly to blame is a pointless exercise. This ball has been rolling downhill for decades.

A reasonable person should wonder: “So what?” And they wouldn’t be wrong to think that all of this primate-house behavior in Washington doesn’t have much to do with real life or the real concerns of the people of the republic. Nuke or don’t nuke, the good people of Beech Bottom, W. Va. won’t be able to sense that much is different.

Buuuuttt…

We have often talked about how politics descends from culture, even though those of us in this world tend to believe it’s the other way around. If our politics are gross – and they surely are – they are still not the cause of the current cultural crisis in the United States, but rather its result.

Politicians are people too, and like most people, they will tend to do only the minimum that is required of them. That applies to standards of honor, patriotism, honesty and selflessness. We only get as good of a government as we demand.

The scoundrels and scallywags of previous generations would no doubt look upon their heirs in politics today and say “You kids have it made.” The amount of venal, dishonest, self-interested, shortsightedness that voters will tolerate today in the name of partisan victory would have made Teapot Dome but a teacup.

With today’s vote, the Senate takes another step toward undoing its original role as an upper chamber in the true sense of the term.

The Founders gave senators longer terms, a smaller chamber, equal representation among states and shielded them from direct election by voters in the hope that senators would elevate, restrict and refine the populist passions surging up from the House.

Starting with the Progressive Era change to elect senators directly, rather than by their states’ legislatures, we have gradually undone that vision.

The rule that was changed today, interestingly, was actually a rather belated attempt to restore some of the original function of the Senate, not part of the showroom model. Once, it took two-thirds of the Senate to advance legislation to a final vote and then it was the current three-fifths. And that won’t last long.

The threshold was lowered for lower court appointments and other presidential picks in 2013, now that includes the Supreme Court. One day, it will, assuredly, cover all legislation.

As one of that body’s most esteemed former members might have said, they are defining deviancy down…

The consequence of the current change, though, will be significant enough on its own. Resentments will deepen and chances for bipartisan cooperation will diminish. And the motivations that govern the selection of Supreme Court nominees will be radically altered.

Pity the poor judges who have spent decades of their lives meticulously avoiding the appearance of prejudice in all legal matters and avoiding ideological activism for the sake of remaining eligible for the Supreme Court.

The future belongs not to the Neil Gorsuches of the bench but to those individuals who are best able to stoke the strongest partisan sentiment when activist groups start militating for the – depending on who is president – farthest right or farthest left nominee possible.

The standard until today was to find a nominee who could attract bipartisan support and be viewed as broadly acceptable. Going forward, it will be all about a party’s base trying to force anxious moderates to accept the most hardline choice possible.

In time, that scorched-earth approach will make things worse at the court, too. It is helpful for the administration of justice when rank partisans try to appear otherwise. The phony politesse of judicial non-partisanship not only allows judges to reason together better but also gives an incentive for deference and decency.

By the time everybody has gotten to the court by having been the red-hot poker shoved up the backside of one party or the other by activist groups, those niceties will matter a great deal less. That change will be reflected in the conduct of the court, the predictability of its decisions on partisan lines and the esteem in which those decisions are held.

The Senate is getting to be more like the House, but so will the Supreme Court.

So, back to the good people of Beech Bottom, W. Va., and what this all has to do with them.

The Supreme Court is one of very few civic institutions that still counts for much with ordinary Americans. Respect for Congress, the presidency, organized religion, big business, education, the free press and just about everything other than the Easter Bunny, has tanked over the course of recent decades, but the high court has held on to much of its luster.

Polls consistently show that justices are in pretty rare air along with the two perennial favorites for public confidence: the military and small business.

That will change over time, and the court will descend that slippery slope down to where those folks without robes in the big building on the other side of 1st St., NE reside. It will take time, but the justices will be in the muck just like the members of Congress.

Perhaps you think this is fitting. After all, in many ways over the past two generations, the court has acted like a super legislature. If they are going to behave that way, maybe it’s good that justices live in the same partisan hellscape as their elected counterparts across the street.

What we lost today was another chunk of republican virtue. The aloof, apolitical, unelected Supreme Court is a key feature of our Framers’ plan, but the court is moving earthward at a faster pace now.

As it turns out, the expansion of direct democracy for Americans has been no picnic.

Once, voters only got to choose the members of the House, with the rest of their government chosen indirectly. Are we better off with a directly elected chief executive and Senate? Do you think they are more accountable? Do you think they are more responsible and diligent?

It is not a coincidence that the Supreme Court is more respected and that its members don’t seek the votes of their countrymen. Justices were supposed to meet the standards of an indirectly elected Senate and then place their duty strictly to the Constitution.

It is not hard to imagine the day when we will have both chambers of Congress directly elected, a president directly elected by a national popular vote and even elections for Supreme Court justices.

Proponents will argue that it will make these black-robed figures more accountable to the people. And ending lifetime appointments would be the next logical step since, after all, don’t we want these folks constantly pandering to the fickle demands of voters?

Whether they know it or not, ordinary Americans lost a little something today. It will take time for them to feel it, but they lost part of one of the remaining bulwarks against the tyranny of the mob.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Teddy Roosevelt on Immigrants - When you close your eyes to one evil, you come to accept them all.


The Immigration act of 1907 also barred these groups of wannabes:

All idiots, imbeciles, feebleminded persons, epileptics, insane persons, and persons who have been insane within five years previous; persons who have had two or more attacks of insanity at any time previously; paupers; persons likely to become a public charge; professional beggars; persons afflicted with tuberculosis or with a loathsome or dangerous contagious disease; persons not comprehended within any of the foregoing excluded classes who are found to be and are certified by the examining surgeon as being mentally or physically defective, such mental or physical defect being of a nature which may affect the ability of such alien to earn a living . . .



When you close your eyes to one evil, you come to accept them all.



A hundred years ago, Muslims were furious over an immigration bill whose origins lay with advocacy by a headstrong and loudmouthed Republican in the White House.

The anti-immigration bill offended the Ottoman Empire, the rotting Caliphate of Islam soon to be defeated at the hands of America and the West, by banning the entry of “all polygamists, or persons who admit their belief in the practice of polygamy.”

This, as was pointed out at the time, would prohibit the entry of the “entire Mohammedan world” into the United States.

And indeed it would.

The battle had begun earlier when President Theodore Roosevelt had declared in his State of the Union address back in 1906 that Congress needed to have the power to “deal radically and efficiently with polygamy.” The Immigration Act of 1907, signed into law by President Theodore Roosevelt, had banned “polygamists, or persons who admit their belief in the practice of polygamy.”

It was the last part that was most significant because it made clear what had only been implied.

The Immigration Act of 1891 had merely banned polygamists. The newest law banned anyone who believed in the practice of polygamy. That group included every faithful believing Muslim.

The Ottoman Empire’s representatives argued that their immigrants believed in the practice of polygamy, but wouldn’t actually take more than one wife. This argument echoes the current contention that Muslim immigrants may believe in a Jihad against non-Muslims without actually engaging in terrorism. That type of argument proved far less convincing to Americans than it does today.


Muslim immigration was still slight at the time and bans on polygamy had not been created to deliberately target them, but the Muslim practice of an act repulsive to most Americans even back then pitted their cries of discrimination and victimhood against the values of the nation. The Immigration Act of 1907 had been meant to select only those immigrants who would make good Americans.

And Muslims would not.

In his 1905 State of the Union address, President Theodore Roosevelt had spoken of the need “to keep out all immigrants who will not make good American citizens.”

Unlike modern presidents, Roosevelt did not view Islam as a force for good. Instead he had described Muslims as “enemies of civilization”, writing that, “The civilization of Europe, America and Australia exists today at all only because of the victories of civilized man over the enemies of civilization", praising Charles Martel and John Sobieski for throwing back the "Moslem conquerors" whose depredations had caused Christianity to have "practically vanished from the two continents."

While today even mentioning “Radical Islam” occasions hysterical protests from the media, Theodore Roosevelt spoke and wrote casually of “the murderous outbreak of Moslem brutality” and, with a great deal of foresight offered a description of reform movements in Egypt that could have been just as well applied to the Arab Spring, describing the "mass of practically unchained bigoted Moslems to whom the movement meant driving out the foreigner, plundering and slaying the local Christian."

In sharp contrast to Obama’s infamous Cairo speech, Roosevelt’s own speech in Cairo had denounced the murder of a Coptic Christian political leader by a Muslim and warned against such violent bigotry.

Muslims had protested outside his hotel, but Teddy hadn’t cared.

The effective implementation of the latest incarnation of the ban however had to wait a year for Roosevelt’s successor, President Taft. Early in his first term, the Ottoman Empire was already protesting because its Muslims had been banned from the country. One account claimed that 200 Muslims had been denied entry into the United States.

Despite these protests, Muslims continued to face deportations over polygamy charges even under President Woodrow Wilson. And polygamy, though not belief in it, remains a basis for deportation.

Though the law today is seldom enforced.

American concerns about the intersection of Muslim immigration and polygamy had predated Roosevelt, Taft and Wilson. The issue dated back even to the previous century. An 1897 edition of the Los Angeles Herald had wondered if Muslim polygamy existed in Los Angeles. “Certainly There is No Lack of Mohammedans Whose Religion Gives the Institution Its Full Sanction,” the paper had observed.


It noted that, “immigration officials are seriously considering whether believers in polygamy are legally admissible” and cited the cases of a number of Muslims where this very same issue had come up.

A New York Times story from 1897 records that, “the first-polygamists excluded under the existing immigration laws were six Mohammedans arrived on the steamship California.”

To their misfortune, the Mohammedans encountered not President Obama, but President Herman Stump of the immigration board of inquiry. Stump, an eccentric irascible figure, had known Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth and had been a wanted Confederate sympathizer during the Civil War.

In the twilight of his term, Stump had little patience and tolerance for either Islam or polygamy.

The Times story relates the laconic exchange between Stump and the Muslim migrants.

“You believe in the Koran?" asked President Stump.

"Thank Allah, yes," responded the men in chorus.

“The Koran teaches polygamy?" continued the Inspector through an interpreter.

"Blessed be Allah, it does!"

"Then you believe in polygamy?" asked Captain George Ellis.

"We do. We do! Blessed be Allah, we do," chorused the Arabs, salaaming toward the setting sun.

"That settles it," said President Stump. "You won't do."

President Stump’s brand of common sense has become keenly lacking in America today.

None of the laws in question permanently settled the issue. The rise of Islamist infiltration brought with it a cleverer Taquiya. The charade that Muslims could believe one thing and do another was dishonest on the one hand and condescending on the other. It was a willful deception in which Muslims pretended that they were not serious about their religion and Americans believed them because the beliefs at stake appeared so absurd and uncivilized that they thought that no one could truly believe them.

Theodore Roosevelt knew better. But by then he was no longer in office.

Unlike today’s talk of a ban on Muslim migration from terror states, laws were not being made to target Muslims. Yet Muslims were the likeliest group of foreigners to be affected by them. Even a hundred years ago, Islam was proving to be fundamentally in conflict with American values. Then, as now, there were two options. The first was to pretend that there was no conflict. The second was to avert it with a ban.

A century ago and more, the nation had leaders who were not willing to dwell in the twilight of illusions, but who grappled with problems when they saw them. They saw civilization as fragile and vulnerable. They understood that the failure to address a conflict would mean a loss to the “enemies of civilization”.

Debates over polygamy may seem quaint today, but yet the subject was a revealing one. Islamic polygamy was one example of the slavery so ubiquitous in Islam. The enslavement of people is at the heart of Islam. As we have seen with ISIS, Islamic violence is driven by the base need to enslave and oppress. Polygamy, like honor killings and FGM, is an expression of that fundamental impulse within the private social context of the home, but as Theodore Roosevelt and others understood, it would not stay there. If we understand that, then we can understand why these debates were not quaint at all.

American leaders of a century past could not reconcile themselves to Islamic polygamy. Yet our modern leaders have reconciled themselves to the Islamic mass murder of Americans.

Thus it always is. When you close your eyes to one evil, you come to accept them all.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Trump done in by Russian Dressing

White House press secretary Sean Spicer chided reporters on Tuesday for continuing to search for connections between President Trump and Russia.

“I’ve said it from the day that I got here, there is no connection,” a frustrated Spicer declared at Tuesday’s briefing.

“If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection.”

Really this is not Fake News:  http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/326155-spicer-if-trump-uses-russian-salad-dressing-somehow-thats-a-russian

Friday, March 17, 2017

Be verrry verrry Quiet! The Russians are Listening.

OMG!  The Russians are hacking and wiretapping and bugging the USA!  What will become of US!

They have never done this before (or have they?)


It was almost 75 years ago when the Russians pulled off one of the most amazing and bold spying capers the world has ever uncovered.  They made a gift of an ingenious covert listening device to the US Ambassador to the Soviet Union.

The spying equipment was actually delivered by a group of Soviet Boy Scouts - Really - I'm not making this up!

The Ambassador placed the gadget on prominent display inside the US Embassy, where it remained to eavesdrop on the goings on for seven long years.  

Speak Directly into the Eagle, comrade.

What follows  is the amazing true story of spying with nothing much more than haywire, and tinfoil.  Imagine what can be done today with today's modern technology found in everything from televisions, to microwave ovens.
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The man leaned over his creation, carefully assembling the tiny pieces. This was the hardest part, placing a thin silver plated diaphragm over the internal chamber. The diaphragm had to be strong enough to support itself, yet flexible enough to be affected by the slightest sound. One false move, and the device would be ruined. To fail meant a return to the road work detail, quite possibly a death sentence. Finally, the job was done. The man leaned back to admire his work.

The man was Lev Sergeyevich Termen, better known in the western world as Léon Theremin. You know Theremin for the musical instrument which bears his name. In the spy business though, he is known as the creator of one of the most successful clandestine listening devices ever used against the American government.

 

Theremin, the man, was a scientist by training. Theremin, the instrument, uses the player’s hand proximity to a pair of antennas to generate electronic sound. As a young student, Theremin was an aspiring physicist. World War One saw him enter military engineering school for radio operations. After the war, he worked on experiments as diverse as a device to measure the dielectric constant of gases and hypnosis. Léon even did work in Ivan Pavlov’s lab.

In 1920, while working on his dielectric measurement device, Theremin noticed that an audio oscillator changed frequency when he moved his hand near the circuit. The Theremin was born. In November of 1920 Léon gave his first public concert with the instrument. He began touring with it in the late 1920’s and in 1928, he brought the Theremin to the United States. He set up a lab in New York and worked with RCA to produce the instrument. 




Theremin and his musical Instrument
Theremin’s personal life during this period was less successful than his professional endeavors. His wife, Katia, had come to America with him and studied medicine at a school about 35 miles from the City. For much of this time, Léon and Katia lived apart, seeing each other only a couple of times a week. While at school, Katia became associated with a fascist organization. The Russian Consulate caught wind of this and summarily divorced Léon from Katia. They couldn’t risk their rising star being associated with the Nazis.

Theremin eventually remarried, this time to Lavinia Williams, a ballerina. Lavinia was African-American and the couple faced ridicule in American social circles due to their mixed race. However, the Soviet Consulate did not have a problem with their relationship. In 1938, with the Nazi threat growing stronger, Theremin returned to Russia. He expected to send for his wife a few weeks after his arrival. Unfortunately, that wasn’t to be the case. Léon and Lavinia never saw each other again.

Upon arrival in Leningrad, Theremin was imprisoned, suspected of crimes against the state. He found himself working in a laboratory for the state department. This was not an unusual situation. Aircraft designer Andrei Tupolev and missile designer Sergei Korolyov were two of many others who faced a similar fate.
 

It was during this time as a prisoner that Theremin designed his listening device. 

Passive microphone / transmitter listening device

Placing the bug
 


The date was August 4, 1945. The european war was over, and the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima was only two days away. A group of 10 to 15 year old boys from the Young Pioneer Organization of the Soviet Union arrived at the US embassy carrying a hand carved great seal of the United States of America. They presented the seal to W. Averell Harriman, the US ambassador to the Soviet Union. The seal was given as a gesture of friendship between the US and Soviet Union. Harriman hung the plaque in the study of his residence, Spaso House. Unbeknownst to Harriman, the seal contained Theremin’s sophisticated listening device. The device, later known as “The Thing”, would not be discovered until 1952 — roughly seven years later. 




Theremin's device inside of the Great Seal


Discovered!
 


The discovery of the great seal listening device is an interesting one

British broadcasters reported hearing American voices on the their radios in the vicinity of the American embassy. No Americans were transmitting though, which meant there had to be a bug. Numerous sweeps were performed, all of which turned up nothing. Joseph Bezjian had a hunch though. He stayed at the embassy pretending to be a house guest. His equipment was shipped in separately, disguised from Russian eyes. Powering up his equipment, Bezjian began a sweep of the building. With his receiver tuned to 1.6 GHz, he heard the bug’s audio, and quickly isolated the source in the great seal. Close inspection of the carving found it had been hollowed out, and a strange device placed behind the eagle’s beak. No batteries or wires were evident, and the device was not powered through the nail which had been hanging the seal. Bezjian removed the device from the great seal and was so cautious the he slept with it under his pillow that night for safe keeping. The next day he sent it back to Washington for analysis. 


Theory of Operation
 




The great seal bug quickly became known as “The Thing”. It was a passive resonant cavity device, containing no batteries or other power source. It consisted of an antenna and a small cylinder. One side of the cylinder was solid. The other side consisted of a very thin diaphragm, obviously some sort of microphone. Passive resonant cavities had been explored before, both in the US and abroad, but this is the first time we know of that was used for clandestine purposes. In his book Spycatcher, British operative Peter Wright claims that the US came to him for help determining how the device worked. However he is not mentioned in other accounts of Theremin’s bug.

Regardless of who figured out the device, the method of operation is devilishly simple. The Soviets would sit outside the embassy, either in another building or in a van. From this remote location they would aim a radio transmitter at the great seal. The bug inside would receive this signal and transmit voices in the room on a second, higher frequency. It did all of this with no standard internal components. No resistors, no tubes, no traditional capacitors, or the like. There were capacitive properties to the mechanism. For instance, a capacitor is formed between the diaphragm and the tuning peg of the device.
 


Receive tuning (if it can be called such) was achieved by the precisely cut antenna. The RF carrier transmitted by the Russians would be received at the antenna and travel into the body of the device which was a resonant cavity. That resonant chamber was capacatively coupled to the thin conductive diaphragm which formed the microphone.

Sound waves would cause the diaphragm to move, which would vary the capacitance between the body and diaphragm, forming a condenser microphone. It is important to note that the bug didn’t transmit and receive on the same frequency. According to Peter Wright, the excitation frequency used by the Russians was actually 800 MHz. The cavity would resonate at a multiple of this base frequency, producing the 1.6 GHz output seen by Bezjian.

While bugs of this type have fallen out of favor, the idea of “illuminating” a device with an external transmitter lives on.  Resonant cavities have found common use as well. Every microwave oven or radar system with a magnetron uses one. 


Henry Cabot Lodge Spilling the Beans on them pesky Russkies

A Political Pawn
 


The great seal bug disappeared for a number of years. The Russians knew we had caught them, and moved on to other espionage devices. It finally reappeared in 1960 at the United Nations. During the Gary Powers U2 incident, Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. presented the seal as concrete proof that Russia was spying on the Americans.

A replica of the great seal is on display at the NSA National Cryptologic Museum.


Afterward
 

Theremin and Robert Moog

Léon Theremin was released from his camp in 1947. He married Maria Guschina. This time the state did not intervene, and the pair had two children. In 1964, Theremin became a professor at the Moscow Conservatory. He lost his job after an article published in the New York times was read by the assistant director of the conservatory. The assistant director stated “Electricity is not good for music; electricity is to be used for electrocution” before throwing Theremin and his instruments out of the establishment. Through the 1970’s, Theremin worked in Moscow University’s Department of Acoustics. While there he built a polyphonic version of his instrument. Stored in a back room, the instrument was looted for parts by students and professors. Meanwhile, Theremin’s instrument was returning to vogue in the western world. Electronic music was hot, spawned by instruments such as the MiniMoog, and the Arp Kitten.

Theremin finally visited the United States in 1992, reuniting with old friends. He performed in a concert at Stanford and was interviewed by Robert Moog, who considered him to be a hero of the electronic music world. After filling in many of the blanks of his story, Theremin asked Moog and co-interviewer Olivia Mattis to be responsible when writing up their story. “But if you write that I have said something; against the Soviet government and that I have said that it is better to work elsewhere, then I shall have difficulties back home [ironic laughter]”. Even then at the twilight of his life, with the fall of the Soviet Union underway, Theremin was still looking over his shoulder, worried about what the government might do if he offended them.

Theremin passed away in 1993. The unlikely master of this spy-gadget was 97 years old.

Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue, but never forget to remember those that have stuck by you


Irish saying from 1934

In case you may be coming in after the latest rapid-fire "Smear Donald Trump" news cycle, the loony left is now saying some Nigerian poet wrote this ditty in 2001 and it was co-opted by President Trump.

This has got to be the most onerous example of fake news I've seen to date - however I am confident there will be many many more to come post-haste.

 Here is a more appropriate rendition:
Always remember to forget the FAKE NEWS that proved untrue, but never forget to remember there are few that have not lied to you

This particular bit is so easy to dissemble that only liberal-progressive mental midgets could possibly fall for it.

A cursory review of just about any search engine will reveal that this poem, proverb, saying, witticism, blessing, or whatever you'd like to call it, has been circulating for nearly 100 years.  It has been written in many books, printed in many newspapers, magazines, greeting cards, trinkets, placards, and other sundry publications.  It is most frequently attributed as being of Irish origin.

Is it any surprise that the crux of this biscuit is a claim from a Nigerian that he wrote it?  I wonder if that is the same Nigerian that just sent me an email advising that I am the recipient of 5 million USD and all I need to do is send him a 10-percent finders fee?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Does anyone at CNN know how a cellphone works?

Russians "wiretapping"  Hillary Clinton's tin-can-telephone.

CNN wants us to believe that the term "wiretapping" only applies to land-line telephones.

In a literal sense, in order to have actual "wiretapping" a wire is needed. If we are to swallow what the maroons in the Media are peddling, that means cellphones, tablets, wi-fi, cannot be "wiretapped".

Furthermore, they seem to believe that telegrams are are cutting-edge communications technology

Geez Louise!

Here is a direct quote from CNN:
 "Wiretapping is a narrowly defined surveillance activity that involves tapping into "a telephone or telegram wire in order to get information,"

Did you see that?  TELEGRAM - They actually said TELEGRAM.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/13/politics/sean-spicer-donald-trump-wiretapping/

How many of those CNN reporters do you think are fluent in Morse Code?

Monday, March 13, 2017

When Children Were Subjects, Not Royalty



I recently asked a married couple who have three kids, none of whom are yet teens, “Who are the most important people in your family?”


Like all good moms and dads of this brave new millennium, they answered, “Our kids!”


“Why?” I then asked. “What is it about your kids that gives them that status?” And like all good moms and dads of this brave new millennium, they couldn’t answer the question other than to fumble with appeals to emotion.


So, I answered the question for them: “There is no reasonable thing that gives your children that status.”


I went on to point out that many if not most of the problems they’re having with their kids — typical stuff, these days — are the result of treating their children as if they, their marriage, and their family exist because of the kids when it is, in fact, the other way around. Their kids exist because of them and their marriage and thrive because they have created a stable family.


Furthermore, without them, their kids wouldn’t eat well, have the nice clothing they wear, live in the nice home in which they live, enjoy the great vacations they enjoy, and so on. Instead of lives that are relatively carefree (despite the drama to the contrary that they occasionally manufacture), their children would be living lives full of worry and want.




This issue is really the heart of the matter. People my age know it’s the heart of the matter because when we were kids it was clear to us that our parents were the most important people in our families. And that, right there, is why we respected our parents and that, right there, is why we looked up to adults in general. Yes, Virginia, once upon a time in the United States of America, children were second-class citizens, to their advantage.


It was also clear to us — I speak, of course, in general terms, albeit accurate — that our parents’ marriages were more important to them than their relationships with us. Therefore, we did not sleep in their beds or interrupt their conversations. The family meal, at home, was regarded as more important than after-school activities. Mom and Dad talked more — a lot more — with one another than they talked with you. For lack of pedestals, we emancipated earlier and much more successfully than have children since.


The most important person in an army is the general. The most important person in a corporation is the CEO. The most important person in a classroom is the teacher. And the most important person in a family are the parents.


The most important thing about children is the need to prepare them properly for responsible citizenship. The primary objective should not be raising a straight-A student who excels at three sports, earns a spot on the Olympic swim team, goes to an A-list university and becomes a prominent brain surgeon. The primary objective is to raise a child such that community and culture are strengthened.


“Our child is the most important person in our family” is the first step toward raising a child who feels entitled.


You don’t want that. Unbeknownst to your child, he doesn’t need that. And neither does America.