Archive for the 'General' Category

“The skim is the scam” is global and much bigger than we thought (DUH!)

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

It’s not just that the USA is taking $7 trillion annually from taxpayers and using – what? 3-4% of that, (over $100+ billion?) – to fund the “skim is the scam” club, where politicians take money off the top via both their annual spending deals, as well as fee and equity arrangements with the companies “employing” their family members, or paying relatives’ firms tens of millions of dollars.

We thought it was a BIG truth-giveaway and hallmark of The Elite Skim/Scam Club for Comey to go from a $170K salary to $6MM in one year. Hey. great deal, if rare! Alas, we underestimated the extent of the problem by many billions.

We should have realized that very genteel corporate and government criminal bribing, as in drinking tea with pinky extended, is a huge worldwide enterprise, one in which there is no understatement, as Biden’s openly, loudly bragging about the Ukraine deal shows. No big deal: his kid just got a few bucks to work with. Same with China of course.

The elites of the Globalists get paid very well, both in their real jobs and more importantly in their scams, as is obvious from the above. Hey, the UN alone has a $60 billion annual budget – spread some around! Thus a clear thinking and acting nationalist like Orange Man is a huge threat that must be taken out.

Hence the loudness of CNN and others, because it’s not just about the USA. CNN alone has 36 worldwide offices. How much are the payouts for those to keep running, and what reporting and other services have to be performed for the host countries? Hey, check out CNN in North Korea for a little flavor.

We do not have a good feeling about all this.

“33% of Americans answered correctly”

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Okay then: The sample for this study was randomly drawn from Ipsos’ online panel (see link below for more info on “Access Panels and Recruitment”), partner online panel sources, and “river” sampling (see link below for more info on the Ipsos “Ampario Overview” sample method) and does not rely on a population frame in the traditional sense. Ipsos uses fixed sample targets, unique to each study, in drawing a sample. After a sample has been obtained from the Ipsos panel, Ipsos calibrates respondent characteristics to be representative of the U.S. Population using standard procedures such as raking-ratio adjustments. The source of these population targets is U.S. Census 2016 American Community Survey data. The sample drawn for this study reflects fixed sample targets on demographics. Posthoc weights were made to the population characteristics on gender, age, race/ethnicity, region, and education. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online non-probability polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for all respondents. Ipsos calculates a design effect (DEFF) for each study based on the variation of the weights, following the formula of Kish (1965). This study had a credibility interval adjusted for design effect of the following (n=1,006, DEFF=1.5, adjusted Confidence Interval=+/-5.0 percentage points).

Here’s the headline. Of course hysteria ensues.

Back at it

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

(1) A really fun piece by Andy McCarthy saying we’re all just watching a TV show. Sample: “The Democrats’ media scribes note the chairmen’s admonition that any failure by Pompeo to comply ‘shall constitute evidence of obstruction of the House’s impeachment inquiry.’ What a crock.” (2) This fellow Napolitano seems to have lost his marbles.

Wretchard gets the last word, for the moment

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Here’s Wretchard’s piece from early 2017 describing the future DC war, and here are his thoughts now that we’re several years into whatever this war will be called someday. Frankly, we can’t take it, we’re so disgusted with the media, shifty schiff, and the rest of these criminals. We’ve got plenty of real work to do, and we can’t add much to the multiple lawsuits and criminal investigations coming down the pike. So we’ll take a break for a while unless something really strikes our fancy. Thanks a lot!!

Did we say weird?

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Weirder yet.

It’s getting too weird and complicated – and much worse than that

Monday, September 30th, 2019

(1) Complicated: Can’t keep track of all the details in Barr/Italy; (2) Weird: Brennan in Ukraine with fake passport, huh?

Another question

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Where is the person saying this?

as someone who’s part of the debt generation I wanted to make sure that we were creating a proposal that would alleviate the kind of stress that people are dealing with. So what we’re proposing is a simple cancellation of all debt public and private. So a simple cancellation of the one point six trillion dollars ($1,600,000,000,000). And the way that we will pay for it you know in the next ten years is to add a small financial transaction to speculators and Wall Street. We believe that we had the opportunity to bail out Wall Street and now Wall Street gets the opportunity to bail out the American people.

If you said Congress or a mental institution, you’re right.

From Lassie, Gunsmoke, Jack Benny, 77 Sunset Strip to Today

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Ah, the 1950’s and 1960’s. “Scripted prime-time” TV series. Peter Gunn, 77 Sunset Strip, Bourbon Street Beat, Surfside 6, and all the rest. In the 1950’s CBS and NBC pretty much ruled the roost, with their Western shoot-outs, etc., many of which were aimed at WWII and Korea veterans, giving a favorable context to some of the horrors of war as we have said.

ABC added to the duopoly gradually, and created shows like Yancy Derringer, and many detective shows with the same plots but different locales. (Please forgive us if we get networks wrong – shows were so much the same back then.) Now there’s none of that. The entertainment networks and their cheaper internet rivals are into every trivial and/or obscure thing. Hey, there are dozens of transgender shows. Good grief.

So the question of old remains: how do you create a show with great audience appeal across many lines, like the biggest shows of 1961 (Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, Andy Griffith, Have Gun, Will Travel). Gunsmoke had 18 million viewers in 1961.

The networks have now tried to do that and the name of the show is: Impeachment. Hey, the CEO of CNN is the former CEO of NBC. 77 Sunset Strip, the FBI, etc. have been renamed: 24/7 Impeach Him! The plan hasn’t worked so far, of course. CNN has 1 million, not 18 million, viewers, and is down 25% from last year’s Big Hit: Russia!

A very different time

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Cal Thomas reflects on his mentors.

Funny

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Rock-Paper-Scissors reminds us of the nutty Tom Brady critic.

Child abuse

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

PJ and others on Saint Greta. Update: thoughtful AG piece.

Huh?

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Too stupid for words. We drove to URI once in 1968 to see Judy Collins. That was a much better use of time than reading about this guy.

Yup

Friday, September 27th, 2019

We agree with the Lifson analysis of the current craziness going on. Really bad stuff is coming down the pike, and the spin will be that it is revenge for the D’s and media’s exposing the Evil One’s Evil Deeds. It’s kind of a Stephen King novel in reverse, though Nadler, Nadler and Schiff make Pennywise look like a dainty cream puff. What vile creatures.

What percent chance of surviving?

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

A member of congress, ugh:

I’m going to say this only seven times, so you better listen good. I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand? Lots of dirt, on this and on that. I’m going to put you in touch with people, and not just any people. I’m going to put you in touch with the Attorney General of the United States — my Attorney General, Bill Barr — he’s got the whole weight of American law enforcement behind him. And I’m going to put you in touch with Rudy, you’re going to love him. Trust me. You know what I’m asking, so I’m only going to say this a few more times, in a few more ways. And don’t call me again. I’ll call you when you’ve done what I asked.

The absolute worst part is that they really believe the nonsense they are spouting, even though the bad guy was one of theirs. They’ve got the media, the colleges, the crazy pols. What percent chance does the US have of surviving?

Book review

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Tyranny of Virtue, very interesting.

That darned Lindzen

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

That darned Lindzen, whom we referred to the other day. He’s always turning up.

Bonus fun piece on Saint Greta and others.

Hey look

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Some guy at the UN:

One of the most serious challenges our countries face is the specter of socialism. It’s the wrecker of nations and destroyer of societies. Events in Venezuela remind us all that socialism and communism are not about justice. They are not about equality. They are not about lifting up the poor. And they are certainly not about the good of the nation. Socialism and communism are about one thing only, power for the ruling class. Today I repeat a message for the world that I have delivered at home. America will never be a socialist country. In the last century, socialism and communism killed 100 million people.

Yeah, wise guy – who else killed that many?

Warm is better

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

China. “Their study also found that 500-year cycles often ended with rapid climate cooling. Whenever that happened, societies started to collapse.” How’s that Maunder Minimum working out for you?

Execution?

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Anyone with half a brain knows that, as we’ve noted, the Biden story is precisely the opposite of what Biden and his buddies claim. Yet there are accomplished R’s that want the president executed. Huh??? (Psst, hey, maybe the D’s know that the R’s are really stupid.)

Good piece

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Good piece from Andrew Sullivan.