Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November, 2017, I Am A Global Warming Doubter and A Believer In Science: Record Low Temps Possible, Brainwashing in California, and 400 Reasons NOT to Believe the Global Warming Myth

Every month we have enough material to return to a continuing theme in this blog, namely that “I am a global warming doubter AND a believer in science.” This became of interest because of people like Al Gore who fanatically and verbosely claimed that you had to be an idiot to not believe in manmade global warming. It has been my life belief that anyone that is that loud and that obnoxious is hiding something, that rather than argue facts and reality it is better to beat down and insult anyone who disagrees.

As we have dove into the whole issue of manmade global warming, or its new rebranded title of climate change, we found that Al Gore and people like him were guilty of a number of things:
  • Ignoring science and realities that did not support their opinions and positions.
  • Rather than have an adult conversation about climate, these types of advocates like Gore sank to the level of insulting those who dared look at ALL science by calling them a variety of names including racists, homophobes, terrorists, flat earth believers, and other slanderous names.
  • Continuing to insist that politicians step up their intrusions into our lives with higher taxes, more regulations, and more control of our freedoms and standards of living based on a shaky theory at best.
To see the past posts and the multitude of evidence that we have compiled that showed it is perfectly okay to be a global warming doubter and a believer in science, enter the phrase "global warming doubter” in the search box above or go through the monthly historical posts listed on the right side of this page.

Thus, let’s see the latest facts and science that prove you can be a global warming doubter and a believer in science, regardless of what Al Gore proclaims.

1) The proper use of science and the scientific method is to look at all possible data and information, look at these sources of information from a wide variety of angles, and then put together a logical hypotheses of reality that encompasses all possible variations and possibilities. The scientist is really a detective, sifting through potential clues, evaluating their merit, and finding an overarching connection between them to form a correct view of reality.

That is unless you live in California. According to the governor of California, if your view of manmade global warming does not agree with his, based on research and scientific reviews that you have come across, than you need to be brainwashed to ignore any piece of science and research that does not support the governor’s view, i.e. manmade global warming is killing the planet. That is apparently how science works in the head of current California governor, Jerry brown.

According to reporting from the Sacramento Bee newspaper, Brown was recently speaking at an event organized by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences when he opined: “The problem … is us. It’s our whole way of life. It’s our comfort … It’s the greed. It’s the indulgence. It’s the pattern. And it’s the inertia….At the highest circles, people still don’t get it,” he said. “It’s not just a light rinse” that’s required. “We need a total, I might say ‘brainwashing. We need to wash our brains out and see a very different kind of world.”

Of course, if you disagree with someone and who does not immediately call for that person to be brainwashed? The hell with science, the hell with reason, the hell with respecting the right of someone to hold a contrary position, let’s just brainwash them. This is the kind of dangerous nonsense that exists within the American political class today.

2) The Rightwise website recently reported on how “Global Warming Advocates Face Record Low Temps,” based on a recent Weather Channel forecast: “This is an important topic of discussion today because just recently the weather channel has informed the public that the country in many parts will be facing below-freezing weather conditions that could break records. The fact that we are getting weather this cold disrupts the global warming argument completely. Arguments for global warming are hard to corroborate when the temperatures are getting this low. The Weather Channel just made the following report, “An arctic blast will slide across parts of the Midwest and Northeast into the weekend,” stated the forecasting service. “Many cities in the Midwest and Northeast will see their coldest temperatures so far this season. Daily record lows could be threatened in some cities.””

"Daily record lows" does not seem like a warming trend.

3) The Tea Party Journal website recently updated some research they had conducted earlier in the year relative to global warming having not risen much at all over the past two decades or so:
  • Earlier in the year, the Journal had identified 58 scientific research papers that were published in early 2017 and which all concluded that global warming, manmade or other, had not increased substantially for a long time.
  • Since that early 2017 count the number of published research papers is now up to 400, all of which cast doubts on the myth of manmade global warming.
  • In general, the hundreds of research papers concluded that: “Modern temperatures, sea levels, and extreme weather events are neither unusual nor unprecedented. Many regions of the Earth are cooler now than they have been for most of the last 10,000 years.”
  • Many of the studies attributed climate change to natural influences including the sun (106 papers), cloud cover variations, oceanic atmospheric oscillations (37 papers), and other sources, concluding that any climate changes due to mankind would be difficult or impossible to even detect.
  • Much of the research also concluded that advocating for renewable energy sources are often expensive, ineffective, and sometimes detrimental to the environment.
  • At the same time, the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere, regardless of its source, has resulted in a greener planet and increased crop yields, helping to reduce famine and starvation.
Wow, 400 scientific efforts and research all concluding that man made global warming is either non-existent or impossible to detect, given the mighty forces of nature that have been driving the Earth's climate for millions of years. Below are some summary of results from some of the research papers: 

Li et al., 2017: “It has been widely suggested from both climate modeling and observation data that solar activity plays a key role in driving late Holocene climatic fluctuations by triggering global temperature variability and atmospheric dynamical circulation."

Yndestad and Solheim, 2017: “Periods with few sunspots are associated with low solar activity and cold climate periods. Periods with many sunspots are associated with high solar activity and warm climate periods.”

Tejedor et al., 2017: “The main driver of the large-scale character of the warm and cold episodes may be changes in the solar activity.”

Belolipetsky et al., 2017: “It is well known that most short term global temperature variability is due to the well-defined ENSO natural oscillation (e.g. El Nino, La Nina)”

Park et al., 2017: “According to our results, the central Mexican climate has been predominantly controlled by the combined influence of the 20-year Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and the 70-year Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO).”

Lim et al., 2017: “Our study demonstrated that flood frequency and climate changes at centennial-to-millennial time scales in South Korea have been coupled mainly with ENSO activity.”

Conroy et al., 2017: “20th century precipitation variability in southern Tibet falls within the range of natural variability in the last 4100 yr, and does not show a clear trend of increasing precipitation as projected by models.”

Verdon-Kidd et al., 2017: “Overall, the inter-annual and inter-decadal variability of rainfall and runoff observed in the modern record (Coefficient of Variation (CV) of 22% for rainfall, 42% for runoff) is similar to the variability experienced over the last 500 years (CV of 21% for rainfall and 36% for runoff).”

Viterito, 2017: “This yields a coefficient of determination of .662, indicating that HGFA [high geothermal flux area, i.e. volcanoes] seismicity accounts for roughly two-thirds of the variation in global temperatures since 1979.”

Huhtemaa and Helama, 2017: “[M]ore than half of the agricultural crises in the study region can be associated with cooling caused by volcanism.”

Blaauw, 2017: “This paper demonstrates that global warming can be explained without recourse to the greenhouse theory.”

Munshi, 2017: “…No evidence is found that changes in atmospheric CO2 are related to fossil fuel emissions at an annual time scale.”

Reinhart, 2017: “Our results permit to conclude that CO2 is a very weak greenhouse gas and cannot be accepted as the main driver of climate change.”

Blackall, 2017: “The science publication Nature Climate Change this year published a study demonstrating Earth this century warmed substantially less than computer-generated climate models predict. Unfortunately for public knowledge, such findings don’t appear in the news.”

Rosenblum and Eisenman, 2017: “Observations indicate that the Arctic sea ice cover is rapidly retreating while the Antarctic sea ice cover is steadily expanding. State-of-the-art climate models, by contrast, typically simulate a moderate decrease in both the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice covers.”

Janković and Shultz, 2017: “[A] preindustrial climate may remain a policy goal, but it is unachievable in reality.”

Heard et al., 2017: “While many modelled scenarios have been published claiming to show that a 100% renewable electricity system is achievable, there is no empirical or historical evidence that demonstrates that such systems are in fact feasible.”

Qiao et al., 2017: “BEVs [Battery Electric Vehicles] are designed to obtain more environmental benefits, but the energy consumption and GHG emissions of BEV production are much larger than those of ICEV [Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles] production in China.”

Frick et al., 2017: “Our results suggest that wind energy development may pose a substantial threat to migratory bats in North America.”

The Journal article points out that if you include the 500 papers in 2016 that pooh poohed the manmade global warming theory, then Jerry Brown certainly has a lot of brainwashing to do, given that 900 scientific papers hold a directly opposite point of view.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

November, 2017, Political Class Insanity, The Scandal That Is Hillary Clinton, Part 2

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

We are going to dedicate a couple of days to the latest insanity that has been coming out regarding the corrupt and unethical behavior of leaders in the Democratic Party, specifically Hillary Clinton, her staff, and their shenanigans.

1) Over the past two posts we have been discussing the insanity that was Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential campaign run. A lot of the material we have gone over already and will go over today is driven by statements that former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile has been making in the news lately as she began promoting her book about the 2016 campaign.

Peter Kasperowicz, writing for the Washington Examiner on November 8, 2017, picks up some of the commentary and stories that Brazil has been sharing:

  • Brazile called the Clinton campaign a “cult,” that was impossible to penetrate: “It was a cult. I felt like it was a cult. You could not penetrate them.”
  • As the campaign was coming up to election day, Brazile could not convince Clinton staff to work harder in some states that she knew were vulnerable to a Trump victory but her pleas were ignored.
  • She wanted a stronger reachout effort to voters in specific states, mostly in the mid west, but the Clinton campaign decided not to expend the resources to do so: "I cannot help a candidate... if I don't have the resources, if I cannot spend the resources that the party is raising."
  • The Clinton campaign ultimately dismissed those efforts and her recommendations and lost those states on election day.
  • Not only did the staff not take her advice, told her that they had the situation under control and to basically go away: "It was so condescending." 
Hubris, conceit, overconfidence and condescending, thank goodness Hillary lost the election, that is no way to treat other human beings who are trying to help you or to run a country, thinking you know everything.

2) Seth Rich was a young Clinton staffer based in Washington DC that worked on the campaign’s computer systems. Although not proven, there are many people who believe that Rich was the source of the materials that Wikileaks made public in the lead up to the election on the inner workings of the Clinton campaign and how corrupt and unethical it was. 

Possibly a coincidence, or possibly not, after Wikileaks started publishing the materials, Seth Rich was murdered on a DC street, a murder that left his wallet, phone, and other valuables intact but which the DC police have so far called a simple mugging gone bad. The conspiracy theory is that he was murdered by the Clintons in an obvious payback for stealing the data and making their corruption public via Wikileaks.

According to a recent article on the Constitution website:

  • After Wikileaks started publishing the stolen emails that were taken from the Democrats’ computers, Brazile says she became more and more paranoid about possible Russian efforts to sway the election.
  • But according to the article: “But even more than the Russians, Brazile says she feared possible retribution from shadowy elements within the campaign and the Democratic Party who might blame her for the leak. Her fears only intensified, she says, after the mysterious shooting of former campaign staffer Seth Rich, who the authorities said was killed during a robbery, though many so-called conspiracy theorists have speculated about a possible Democratic plot to kill Rick for his role in leaking the stash of DNC emails to Wikileaks.”
  • Brazile’s fears got so bad that she eventually feared that she might “disappear” while serving as the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
  • As a result of the Rich murder that she began shutting the blinds in her office to make her a harder target for snipers in addition to installing surveillance cameras in her home.
Scary stuff when even Clinton political allies and friends, remember that Brazile committed the highly unethical act of getting Clinton and advance copy of debate questions when she worked for CNN at the time, start worrying about their own safety relative to the Clintons.

3) Getting away from Brazile’s experiences for a while, let’s talk about former FBI Director James Comey and how we now know that he was definitely in Hillary Clinton's corner when it came to investigating her illegal and unethical use of a computer server outside the guidelines in place for national security protocols.

According to a recent article on the Conservative Zone website:

  • Congressional members and their committees have come across FBI documents that show that Comey was writing up his recommendation to dismiss Clinton’s illegal and unethical use of her email computer server in her home before the investigation his agents were operating was even close to being done.
  • His exoneration of Clinton began back in April or May 2016 which was well before his agents were done with their investigation.
  • Not only was he already working on the exoneration speech but he callously circulated the drafts of the exoneration among high ranking FBI officials, again, long before the agents’ work was done.
  • At this time, the FBI had not even interviewed Clinton herself never mind 16 other key witnesses and high ranking officials on her campaign staff.
  • Many of these witnesses to be questioned actually had direct experience with building and using the non-government computer server.
  • Comey was part of a conspiracy involving Obama, the Justice Department and Clinton to make it look like Clinton had made an unintentional mistake by using her own computer server and exposing national secrets to foreign hackers, that it was a simple mistake, she had not intended to expose the national secrets or intended to harm the nation via this rogue computer server.
  • However, as the article points out that the laws governing such misuse of government secrets and documents does not differentiate between intent and accidents, in either case the law says such behavior is illegal, i.e. ignorance of the law is no excuse.
  • According to the article, this strategy laid out by the White House and Clinton which culminated on July 5, 2016 when, “Comey had a news conference in which he stated that Secretary Clinton was “extremely careless” in handling classified information through a private email server, but that she had not intentions of endangering national security. Again, the criminal statute relevant to her email scandal does not require intent.”
  • Since Obama and Clinton had communicated national security issues and secrets over the rogue computer server, prosecuting Clinton would have also meant possibly prosecuting Obama since he was aware how they were communicating and how illegal it was.
Thus, the fix was in since Obama would never had allowed the Justice Department to prosecute Clinton and expose Obama, and Conmey became the stooge that made sure nothing happened.

Unbelievable corruption at the highest levels of the Federal government. Total lack of integrity and hypocrisy to the highest degree, i.e. laws do not apply to us, the political elite of the country. Again, thank goodness this travesty of justice did not get elected to the Presidency, the corruption that would have ensued would have been unimaginable.


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Sunday, November 12, 2017

November, 2017, Political Class Insanity: The Scandal That Is Hillary Clinton, Part 1

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

We are going to dedicate a couple of days to the latest insanity that has been coming out regarding the corrupt and unethical behavior of leaders in the Democratic Party, specifically Hillary Clinton, her staff, and their shenanigans.

1) Let’s start out with a quick summary we put forth in our last post regarding the latest revelations by Donna Brazile who became the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee in the midst of the Presidential race in 2016:
  • Brazile thought that Obama was a leech to the Democratic Party, that he only used the Party for his own ego and personal causes which helped drive the DNC into near bankruptcy.
  • According to Brazile: “We had three Democratic parties: The party of Barack Obama, the party of Hillary Clinton, and this weak little vestige of a party led by (Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz) that was doing a very poor job getting people who were not president elected.”
  • Furthermore: “This was not working to strengthen the party. He [Obama] left it in debt. Hillary bailed it out so that she could control it, and Debbie went along with all of this because she liked the power and perks of being a chair but not the responsibilities.”
Let’s move from these basics to more detailed insanity from Hillary and her minions last year.

2) Ben Shapiro, writing for the Daily Wire website on November 2, 2017, filled in some details on what Brazile has revealed about the unethical workings of the Clinton campaign:
  • After reading what Brazile has released from her forthcoming book, Shapiro summarizes her conclusions that Hillary was the villainess, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was incompetent and lazy, and Obama was “the unnamed cancer that ate away at the center of the party.”
  • Brazile realized the Hillary had indeed rigged the nomination process of the Democratic Party and she regretted having to be the one to tell Bernie Sanders that he had been short circuited in his plan to become President.
  • Wasserman-Schultz, the predecessor to Brazile as head of the Democratic National Committee, was inept and a disaster: “My predecessor, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had not been the most active chair in fundraising at a time when President Barack Obama’s neglect had left the party in significant debt. As Hillary’s campaign gained momentum, she [Clinton]resolved the party’s debt and put it on a starvation diet. It had become dependent on her campaign for survival, for which she expected to wield control of its operations.”
  • Brazile claims that Wasserman-Schultz turned the operations of the Democratic Party over to the Clinton camp before the primaries started which allowed Clinton to control all party functions to her advantage.
  • Brazile claims that Obama help lead the party to being broke with a $24 million debt on the books when Brazile took over the DNC.
  • This debt hole allowed Clinton to step in and eliminate the debt but only by assuming control of all Democratic Party operations.
  • According to Brazile, the CFO of the Hillary campaign, Gary Gensler, “described the party as fully under the control of Hillary’s campaign, which seemed to confirm the suspicions of the Bernie camp. The campaign had the DNC on life support, giving it money every month to meet its basic expenses, while the campaign was using the party as a fund-raising clearing house.”
  • Shapiro described the Hillary takeover of the Democratic Party as a money laundering operation since while she raised a bunch of campaign money, almost all of that money went to her campaign and she only allocated less than one half of 1 percent of all money raised to the states,” as described by Brazile: “When the Politico story described this arrangement as “essentially … money laundering” for the Clinton campaign, Hillary’s people were outraged at being accused of doing something shady. Bernie’s people were angry for their own reasons, saying this was part of a calculated strategy to throw the nomination to Hillary.”
  • Shapiro and others conclude that Bernie Sanders campaign got robbed of a fair fight for the nominations which Brazile describes the reality: “The funding arrangement with HFA and the victory fund agreement was not illegal, but it sure looked unethical. If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead.”
Wow, talk about cutthroat and unethical behavior. Step in and take over a bankrupt political party and then use the machinery of that party for her benefit to the detriment of all others in the party. 

2) Let’s review some other quotes from Brazile regarding Hillary, Barack, and the 2016 Presidential campaign:
  • “We had three Democratic parties: The party of Barack Obama, the party of Hillary Clinton, and this weak little vestige of a party led by (Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz) that was doing a very poor job getting people who were not president elected.”
  • “This [Obama’s actions and/or inaction] was not working to strengthen the party. He left it in debt. Hillary bailed it out so that she could control it, and Debbie went along with all of this because she liked the power and perks of being a chair but not the responsibilities.”
Bernie never had a chance, the embedded political class politicians in charge of the Democratic Party nominating process either weakened it or took charge of it for their own selfish and greedy purposes.

Wow, enough scandal and unethical behavior for one day. But certainly not a surprise, given the Clinton Crime Syndicate’s behavior we have talked about previously, what the Clintons want the Clintons go for in any way possible, be it personal wealth or the Presidency of the United States.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

November,2017, Part 9, Political Class Insanity: A $6 TRILLION Foreign Affairs Mistake and The Nonsense Of the Democratic Party

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

1) One of the biggest spenders, and wasters, of taxpayer wealth has almost always been the Pentagon. Although it varies year to year, recent Pentagon budgets have usually been between $600 and $700 billion a year. A tremendous amount of money to be spent to defend the country.

And one reason why the budget may be so high is that the Washington political class has used and abused the Pentagon’s fighting resources to stick its nose into the business of countries around the world. And the success rate of these intrusions to other countries affairs has usually made a bad situation worse:
  • After 9-11, Bush invaded both Afghanistan and Iraq in search of Bin Laden and to destroy terrorist nations and havens.
  • This resulted in basically destroying two nations and two societies and helping spread terrorism even further throughout the Middle East.
  • Obama took over and promised to have us militarily out of Afghanistan by 2014, another in a long list of busted promises.
  • Not only are we still militarily in Afghanistan but Obama’s military strategies have allowed the Taliban to become almost as strong as they were when our intrusion began.
  • In Iraq, against the advice of his military and diplomatic advisors, Obama withdrew all significant U.S. military personnel from the country in order to have a talking point in the 2012 Presidential election.
  • Although he promised at the time that Iraq was secure, safe and democratic, with the withdrawal of U.S. troops, ISIS, the most heinous terrorist group of all time took root and shredded not only Iraq but Syria also.
  • Obama poohed poohed ISIS, calling them the JV of terror groups, an assessment that could not have been further from the truth.
  • Obama then began meddling in the Syrian civil war, looking like a fool when he drew “a red line” relative to chemical weapon use by the Syrian military and then did nothing when the Syrian military actually used chemical weapons.
  • Obama also got us militarily involved in the Libyan civil war which went very badly, creating another terrorist haven in the Middle East.
  • In addition, Obama dropped bombs and missiles on six different Middle Eastern countries in 2016 and probably earlier at the rate of over 20,000 a year.
Given our activity in all of these Middle East regions in the name of fighting terrorism, we are probably no better off from a safety perspective then we were when the first troops invaded Afghanistan under Bush. As we said above, the Taliban are resurgent in Afghanistan. Iran, our arch enemy, is vying for control in Iraq. The Syrian civil war continues unabated, creating ISIS terrorists everyday. Libya is a mess and Yemen, a country often bombed by U.S. forces under Obama, is being influenced by Iran and creating tensions with Saudi Arabia.

What a frigging and expensive mess. How expensive? Consider some research and analysis that was completed by Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs:
  • According to their estimates, the U.S. will have spent nearly $6 TRILLION between 2001 and 2018 to pay for our military intrusions into Middle East affairs and wars.
  • This $6 TRILLION comes out to over $23,000 for every individual American taxpayer or over $1,200 per every American taxpayer every year for 18 years.
  • While a Pentagon study, the “Estimated Cost to Each Taxpayer for the Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria,” put the total at only $1.5 TRILLION, that is only for military costs.
  • The Brown University study also looked at related costs not directly tied to Pentagon combat including Homeland security, State Department,and Veterans Affairs.
  • Despite being more comprehensive, the Brown study thinks their $6 TRILLION might be too low: “This report has not included here state and local government expenses related to medical care of veterans and homeland security. Nor does this report calculate the macroeconomic costs of war for the US economy. And while this report discusses some of the ways that families bear the burden of caring for seriously veterans [sic], I have not added a value for the costs of their uncompensated care.”
  • The $6 TRILLION is a whopping 30% of the entire Federal Government's debt burden.
  • Besides the hard military costs, there are human suffering costs also since nearly 7,000 American servicemen have died and over 52,500 have been injured in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East.
Incredible costs expended by the country by the Washington political class and what do we have to show for it? Not much. We have been attacked multiple times within our borders by Islamic terrorists, from the Boston Marathon to a bike path in Manhattan to an office party in San Bernardino, to dozens of places in between. Islamic terrorism is spreading around the world, from Africa to China. So for $6 TRILLION and 7,000 lost lives, the political class has delivered basically nothing, a foreign affairs failure unprecedented in American history.

2) Donna Brazile used to work for CNN. When things got dicy for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Democratic Party in 2016, she replaced then current DNC chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and as a result she had an insider view of what went down behind the scenes during the 2016 Presidential campaign.

She has been in the news lately, talking about what actually happened back in those campaign days via her new book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House.” And what happened apparently is not pretty. We are going to discuss what her accusations and claims are in the next few days but as a teaser of how juicy her book is likely to be, we now know that she had the following opinions of major Democratic politicians from the past few years:
  • She thought that Obama was a leech to the Democratic Party, that he only used the Party for his own ego and personal causes which helped drive the DNC into near bankruptcy.
  • According to Brazile: “We had three Democratic parties: The party of Barack Obama, the party of Hillary Clinton, and this weak little vestige of a party led by (Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz) that was doing a very poor job getting people who were not president elected.”
  • Furthermore: “This was not working to strengthen the party. He [Obama] left it in debt. Hillary bailed it out so that she could control it, and Debbie went along with all of this because she liked the power and perks of being a chair but not the responsibilities.”
Fascinating and depressing stuff, assuming Brazile is telling the truth. Remember, Brazile is the CNN employee that compromised the integrity of a Trump/Clinton debate by giving Clinton the debate questions ahead of time. 

But if she is telling the truth, which is more than likely given what we know from other sources about the giant ego of Obama, the tyrannical ethos of Hillary Clinton, and the ineptness of Wasserman-Schultz, then this stuff is political gold. A leech, a controller, and an incompetent, these are the types of people inhabiting the American political class today. Scary insanity.

That will do it for this month’s standard political class insanity. In the next few posts we'll dive further into the insanity of Hillary Clinton’s world and her Presidential campaign.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

November, 2017, Political Class Insanity, Part 8: A Delusional John Kerry, Weiner Goes To Jail and Congressional Arrogance

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

1) Often when a politician speaks it is hard to determine if they are that stupid or they think that we are that stupid. The latest episode in this philosophical question was reported by Victoria Taft, writing for the Independent Journal Review:
  • President Trump is currently taking a Presidential trip throughout Southeast Asia.
  • Not unsurprisingly, the topic of North Korea’s nuclear weapons effort has been a hot topic of the trip. 
  • For some reason, past Secretary of State under the Obama administration, John Kerry thought he should comment on the North Korean nuclear weapons effort: “And I think the rhetoric to date has frankly stepped over the line with respect to the messages that are being sent. It's given North Korea a reason to say, 'Hey we need a bomb, because if we don't have a bomb, we're going to, you know, not be able to protect themselves and they'll come after us.'”
Seriously, because of Trump North Korea thinks it needs a nuclear weapons effort? Let’s review known history, Mr. Kerry:
  • Kerry and Obama actually had a strategy for dealing with North Korea's nuclear effort, they caused it “strategic patience” and it was 1) in existence long before Trump became President and 2) it was a total failure.
  • North Korea first tested a nuclear bomb in 2006 during the Bush administration, 11 years before Trump became President.
  • North Korea carried out five nuclear weapons tests during the Obama administration and three while Kerry was Secretary of State.
So in Kerry’s world and reality the first six North Korean nuclear weapons tests do not matter, it is Trump’s rhetoric that caused North Korea to go after nuclear weapons, at least eleven years before Trump became President. I wonder what color the sky is in Kerry’s reality?

Or as the old saying goes: “It is better to remain silent and thought ignorant than to speak up and remove all doubt.” Some sound advice that we advice the former Secretary of State to take to heart.

2) One of the most disgusting displays of Congressional arrogance I have ever seen occurred during the Obama administration when California Congresswoman Maxine Waters said that tea party members, American citizens, should die and go to hell. Ms. Walters seems to forget that she and 500 of her peers serve in Congress to serve citizens and publicly wishing that many of those die and go to hell is the epitome of rudeness and insanity.

But apparently Walters is not the only politician that is discourteous, arrogant and impolite, as we learned from a recent article on the Life Site News website:
  • Star Parker is the founder and President of the Center For Urban Renewal and Education (CURE.)
  • She recently testified in front of a Congressional committee which was examining legislation banning abortions on babies with beating hearts.
  • Parker testified: “In fact when you put the Dred Scott decision next to the Roe v Wade decision, they read almost verbatim. I’d like to also address something that was brought up earlier...when it comes to mixing the abortion issue with the challenges that we face in many of our hard-hit communities. I feel it disingenuous that the issues of Medicaid would come up, and other opportunities for us to re-address what has happened in...our most distressed zip codes. The way that Planned Parenthood targets these particular zip codes with abortion. Abortion is the leading cause of death in the black community today. Since roe v wade was legalized, 20 million humans have been killed inside of the womb of black women. And then on Halloween, Planned Parenthood tweets out that the black women are safest if they abort their child rather than bring it to term. To the gentleman from Texas who brought up Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, I think that is important that we put in record that the needs of those that are most vulnerable in society cannot be addressed with abortion. Abortion feeds a narrative that women are victims, that they have no control over their sexual impulses. And the result of this narrative being forced down into our hardest-hit communities – we are seeing now recklessness in sexual activity and marriage has collapsed. In the 50s, 70% of black adults were married. Today, that number is 30 percent. This is causing a lot more social pathologies that have to be addressed in different types of legislation, not the Heartbeat Bill. The Heartbeat Bill is to protect the innocent.”
  • I included all of her words to give you an idea that she is a reasonable, obviously well educated and well spoken woman who seems to understand what are some of the root causes in the inner cities, especially issues that affect African Americans.
  • But rather than accept her testimony with politeness and discretion, Congressman Steve Cohen let loose a broadside against this American citizen: “And to suggest I’m disingenuous shows your ignorance or your absolute inability to deal with Congresspeople the way they should. I believe in those issues and I think they’re proper, and to say I’m disingenuous is just wrong and I expect an apology.”
  • Way to go Congressmen, invite a subject matter expert to testify, using up valuable time and resources and then call her ignorant in an open committee meeting, real classy.
  • Fortunately at least one other member of Congress who was present had some class, Congressman Louie Gohmert immediately jumped in in defense of Ms. Parker: “I would ask for an apology from the gentleman from Tennessee (for) calling our witness ignorant when it seems to me she has a whole lot more knowledge and wisdom” than he does.
  • Chairman Steve King then ended the hearing, citing the “lack of civility before this committee.”
  • In an additional but of disrespect towards an American citizen, fellow Democrat Pramila Jayapal blamed the the way the meeting was conducted for Cohen’s outburst and unprofessional behavior, which is nonsense, if he had a problem with the way the meeting was being conducted he should of took it out on his peers on the committee not Ms. Parker.
Way to go Congress people, calling American citizens ignorant of hoping they die and go to hell. Who is it again who pays your salaries and let you live a very, very comfortable life? Insanity.

3) In other news about another classless act from a [former] member of Congress, Anthony Weiner was recently checked into a Federal penitentiary as a result of being found guilty of sexting a minor girl. Most people know that he has a long history of online deviant sexual behavior but did not cross the line into illegality until his sexting with a teenaged girl.

He will be behind bars for 21 - 27 months at the medium security prison that focuses on detaining prisoners with psychological issues. While there he will receive sex addiction therapy. Who is the ignorant one in this case, Mr. Cohen?

That will do it for today’s insanity: a delusional John Kerry, a classless member of Congress, and Federal prison garb for a former member of Congress. More insanity to follow.


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Monday, November 6, 2017

November, 2017, Part 7, Political Class INsanity: California Imploding, Murder on the EPA Express, and More Obama Chicago Political Tactics.

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

1) Regardless of whether or not your preferred candidates won an election, the truth is that elections determine who gets to run the country. It has been like that since the beginning. If your candidate lost, well, too bad. Maybe for the next election you should take a more active role in helping the candidate you support get elected to further the positions you hold.

But apparently that is not the case in today’s society where losing an election prompts people to threaten murder to stop the people who elected their candidates from exercising their rights and positions via the ballot box. According to a recent Washington Free Beacon report, EPA head Scott Pruitt is receiving an unheard amount of death threats since taking over his current position within the Trump administration. 

These threats, from Americans who are obviously unhappy about the 2016 Presidential election, have resulted in the Pruitt having to have a 24 hour security detail assigned to protect him. The Wall Street Journal has reported that there have been more than “70 credible threats against EPA staffers, with a disproportionate number menacing Administrator Scott Pruitt and his family,” since Trump took office. Reform in Washington is always difficult, but at the Environmental Protection Agency it’s also dangerous. The EPA responded by beefing up his security detail, but Mr. Pruitt’s political opponents are now trying to hold these warranted precautions against him.” These threats have been verified by the EPA inspector general and has resulted in the American taxpayer forking over $2 million a year for the security protection Pruitt needs. 

Great, childish people are disappointed by the election results and it results in the American taxpayer being hit with a multi million bill. Credible threats from liberal opponents have resulted in the EPA’s inspector general’s office recommending 24/7 security detail for Pruitt, which is costing taxpayers $2 million per year.

A seriously insane and sad commentary on the manners, maturity, and thought processes in this country today. Do not get what you want, threaten murder. Crazy.

2) We have often talked about how lowly voters and citizens rank the favorability of our current set of politicians. We generally view them as inept, out of touch, greedy, and intrusive into our lives and our freedoms. Unfortunately, they have generally rigged the election processes and manage to usually keep themselves in office despite the fact that we despise their performances while in office.

Some people in California having gotten so fed up with the current set of politicians running the state government in California, a position that we have proven to be very valid over the years based on the out of touch incompetence of those same politicians, that a group of citizens is working on freeing themselves from those politicians:
  • An effort is underway to break California up into three different states.
  • One of the new states woulds comprise most of northern California including Sacramento and San Francisco, a second state would be along the central coast and include Los Angeles, and a third state would have the southern coast along with San Diego and the eastern part of the state.
  • This effort recently passed a court test that resulted in a ruling that would allow them to begin gathering signatures that they hope will get the proposed three state plan on the ballot in the state.
  • The plan organizers need to get over 300,000 valid signatures by April 23, 2018 in order to get the proposal on the ballot in the fall of 2018.
  • If that ballot measure passes, the proposal would be brought before Congress.
  • The reason given is that the state has become so large and so diverse that it is currently unmanageable and that going to a three state solution would provide more local say and control to for citizens.
  • Not surprising, some oppose such a division, including political analyst Steven Maviglio: “Creating three new governments, three new legislatures, three new governors and then having to disrupt what we have as a state all our prison systems, our higher education systems, I think diversity is what makes California great and this would actually ruin it.” 
What Mr. Maviglio does not realize is that many people might actually be willing to go through the trouble that he lays out, that life under a faraway state government is not working for them. The high state tax burden has not enabled the central state government to provide good schools, safe infrastructure, etc. and that maybe there is a better way to gain control of their lives, their fates and their freedom. Time will tell but given the state of the country and our disdain for incumbent political class, I would not bet against the three state solution being proposed. Take a look at Spain and the Catalonia situation, people just want to be free, be it a small California town or Barcelona.

3) It has always been our opinion that the Obama administration was one of the most inept, corrupt, and lawless administration of all time. Obama took the traditional low life, dirty set of Chicago political game plans and brought it to Washington. We have already documented the many instances of unlawful and unConstitutional actions that were taken while he was President:


And recently, Bryan Saavedra, writing for the Daily Wire website, documented another low life Chicago-type political action that his administration undertook:
  • An FBI confidential informant’s lawyer claims her client had information on how “Russian nuclear officials engaged in bribery, kickbacks, money laundering, and extortion in their attempts to corner the U.S. uranium market” and how “under the Obama administration revealed the threats her client received from the Obama administration if he didn’t keep quiet during the 2016 presidential election."
  • The client had started a lawsuit to get the information on Russia activities made public but was forced to drop the suit when lawyers form Loretta Lynch’s Justice Department pressured him.
  • Specifically, the client was told “that if he didn’t dismiss the case his reputation and liberty were in jeopardy.”
  • The HIll has reported that the lawyer for the whistleblower has documentation which prove that the Obama administration desperately wanted to shut up her client since the civil suit would have likely taken place during the 2016 election cycle and would likely have a large impact on the election: “Toensing [their lawyer] said she also possesses memos that recount how the Justice Department last year threatened her client when he attempted to file a lawsuit that could have drawn attention to the Russian corruption during the 2016 presidential race as well as helped him recover some of the money Russians stole from him through kickbacks during the FBI probe.”
  • The pressure from the Obama camp forced her client to eventually sign a nondisclosure document to shut him up, a document that has snow been voided by the Trump Department of Justice to enable the informant to testify before Congress.
  • He had to remain silent since the Obama people threatened his freedom and the threat of bringing a criminal lawsuit against him.
So sad when the government threatens citizens with jail and safety for trying to tell the truth and expose corruption at the highest levels of government.But in Obama’s case, it is the Chicago way, integrity and the Constitution be damned.
That will do it for today’s insanity: murder threats now okay if your candidate loses an election, possible secession in California and more Obama Chicago thug politics. More insanity to follow.


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Sunday, November 5, 2017

November, 2017, Part 6, Political Class INsanity: More Clinton Crime Syndicate, More Gun Control Nonsense, and More Voting Fraud

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

1) So far this month we have not touched on the many, many scandals surrounding Hillary Clinton. Form the Russian uranium deal to the use of an unsecured private email server for classified and secret government documents to using the Democratic National Committee to derail Bernie Sanders’ Presidential bid, the scandals are deep, disgusting, far reaching and an affront to our democracy. We are going to address these scandal sometime in the near future to show this outlandish political class insanity but the grounds under these scandals seem to shift everyday, opening up new things to be surprised and disgusted about.

But we will touch on another Clinton scandal today, namely her use of her powerful position in the State Department to grant friends favors, enrich the Clinton Foundation, and to personally enrich herself and her husband. Remember that we have already discussed the reality that a paltry amount (less than 6% of the Foundation's budget) of Clinton Foundation dollars actually went to help out people in need. The vast majority of money flowing into the Foundation was used up under “Other Expenses,” expenses that made life for the Clintons and their top Foundation managers very, very comfy.

But let’s review a recent Fox News article by Brooke Singman which outlined some of the “pay to play” shenanigans that were going on while Hillary was Secretary of State and how she basically was operating a shake down crime syndicate that included government favors, Foundation donations, and personal enrichment of herself:
  • 1,600 emails from her top aide’s email account, Huma Abedin, were recently made public as a result of a Freedom Of Information Act request by Judicial Watch.
  • Judicial Watch’s review found that the emails show many, many requests from Clinton's Foundation friends requesting and receiving favors.
  • According to Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: “The emails show ‘what happened’ was that Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin obviously violated laws about the handling of classified information and turned the State Department into a pay for play tool for the corrupt Clinton Foundation. The clear and mounting evidence of pay for play and mishandling of classified information warrant a serious criminal investigation by an independent Trump Justice Department.”
  • In one example that occurred in the summer of 2009, an associate of Foundation donor Steve Bing, Zachary Schwartz, contacted Foundation executive Doug Band about getting help on visas for Cuba for a film production crew that worked for Bing’s company, Shangri La Entertainment. Band got in touch with Abedin to grease the skids for the visas and she agreed to help out. Bing has reportedly donated between $10 and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, which likely got him high level action on his personal and business needs.
  • In September, 2009, Terrence Duffy, chairman of the CME brokerage firm and Clinton Foundation donor, asked Hillary Clinton for help to arrange “government appointments,” insider help to meet people such as the Prime Minister of Singapore, in Singapore and Hong Kong. Clinton forwarded the requests for insider help to Abedin who replied she would follow up with his request and contacted Duffy’s secretary. A follow up email showed that Abedin was “happy to assist with any and all meetings.” 
  • Duffy had given $4,600 to Clinton's 2008 Presidential campaign and his company paid HIllary Clinton $225,000 to give a single speech.
Shakedown crime syndicate, no other way to describe her operation. Set up an almost dummy charity, money launder through that charity handing out government favors to keep the donations flowing to the charity, live lavishly off of the charity’s funds, and receive payments/kickbacks for allowing the operation to continue, disguised as “speaking fees.” A sweet operation. I cannot imagine how much worse it would have become if she had actually been elected.

2) As most people know, an Islamic terrorist living in this country rented a Home Depot truck and drove it down a bike and pedestrian path in New York City, inspired by the ISIS Islamic terror network. Unfortunately, 8 people died and more than that were injured.

A horrible act of terrorism that killed and wounded many. But keep in mind that the instrument of death was a rented truck. No one was shot, the driver of the truck had no firearms on his body or in the trunk. His choice of murder was a truck.

But somehow that reality was lost on local New York politicians. Somehow killed and maiming people with a truck translated into the need for more gun control according to the New York City mayor and governor:
  • NYC mayor Bill de Blasio: “There’s a much bigger conversation we could have about gun safety. The NYPD has always vigorously believed that we need to keep guns out of this city and that gun safety laws are here to protect us and protect our officers.”
  • New York governor Andrew Cuomo: “I think it is madness the number of assault weapons that we have in this country. I think that it endangers law enforcement. I think that it costs us untold numbers of deaths. And I hope that one day we’ll have a federal policy that actually brings sanity to the gun policy laws in this country.”
My goodness, a terrorist runs down people with a truck and these two politicians are trying to connect truck terrorism to gun control. I am pretty sure that having tougher gun control measures in NYC would not have deterred someone from renting a truck to kill innocent people. Makes you wonder how politicians minds actually work since common sense and logic, as we see with these two politicians, is obviously missing from their reality. Insane.

3) We recently ran a series of posts that showed how widespread and pervasive voter fraud and corrupt and inept voting processes are around the country. The first post in that series can be accessed at:


We ran these posts because many people in this country, mostly liberals and Democrats, want us to believe that significant voting irregularities do not exist and we showed that this is a false conclusion to draw. Voting fraud and problems are significant and threaten the integrity of both our elections and our democracy.

This point and extent of voting problems was highlighted in a Heritage Foundation report by Jason Snead on October 31, 2017:
  • The Heritage Foundation has been researching and compiling instances of voting and election fraud into a searchable online database.
  • The basis for inclusion in the database includes court cases and filings, prosecution proceedings, reputable news accounts, and other confirmable sources.
  • So far, the database contains 1,088 documented cases of fraud.
  • The article points out that only verifiable cases of voting fraud and irregularities are included and that the problem is probably much worse since hard evidence supporting instances of fraud have not yet been identified for other voting fraud instances.
  • The database of fraud allows a user to sort and find data according to many parameters including state, years, and type of voting fraud.
  • The article points to a Pew Research study in 2012 that found almost 1 out of every 8 voter registrations in the country were inaccurate, outdated, or a duplicate.
  • Pew also found that 3 million people are registered in two or more states to vote and 1.8 million dead people are still on voting rolls.
  • The article describes how Russell Glasson and Marguerite in Ohio both pleaded guilty to voting fraud after they submitted votes for their dead family members.
  • Melowese Richardson was a former poll worker who not only voted twice under her own name but also submitted votes for many others including dead sister.
  • These are just three cases of the almost 1,100 instances of voting fraud in 47 different states that have been compiled.
More evidence that the political class and the government it operates is inept, corrupted, and a danger to our democracy when it comes to our basic right to a fair election.

That will do it for today’s insanity: more on the Clinton crime syndicate, more misplaced gun control nonsense, and more voting fraud. And more insanity to follow.


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