Reading comments on different sites one would think the left (Bernie and Clinton) would demand their followers tone it down a bit. One commenter in particular said protesters should burn the city of Cleveland down for hosting the RNC. Since when is a business arrangement between the city and a private organization a reason for such a hate filled comment.
The ACLU went to court due to the 3.5 mile security circumference surrounding the venue. The city and the ACLU came to an agreement giving the protesters another 100 yards closer to vent. The protesters wanted to disrupt the whole downtown area and the lives of everyone working there. Not going to happen. Their rights end where everyone else’s begin.
Protesters have been told they cannot camp out at Edgewater Beach and will be arrested for trespass if they try to stay there after 11:00 PM. They say they will do it anyway, the law be damned. Since there are plenty of campgrounds in the surrounding areas, there really is no reason for any of them to trash our beaches. They can exercise their First Amendment rights but, have to follow the same laws the residents do.
The media hysteria on the left over the “Brexit” is so over the top it’s laughable. the doom and gloom crowd has decided prematurely what is going to happen before anything does.
From the Examiner
“Okay, xenophobic exclusionary nationalism. You won a few fights today. But you will lose in the long run,” said CNN contributor Sally Kohn.
An Esquire headline declared, “Some of the oldest, whitest people on Earth voted against monsters in their heads.”
“Brexit is a an [sic] incredibly sad victory for racists and bigots and much that is vile in the world,” said CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta.
Vox.com’s Zack Beauchamp added in a note of his own, “Congratulations to the U.K. for screwing over millions of people.”
He later penned an article titled, “Brexit isn’t about economics. It’s about xenophobia.”
Well, we’ve gone from the cries of “racism” to the new cries of “xenophobia”. The left is progressing but, not in a good way. Calling 52% of the voting public xenophobic is not a winning position to take. Besides, it’s really none of their business what UK voters prefer. We do know the losers want a do over, maybe they will win next time. The idea of voting until the people get it right and succumb to the elite has always been popular….with the elite. The media sure has a lot to say about everything, even when they get it so wrong so often. It seems the middle class is just fed up and not going to take it anymore. Looks as if it’s becoming a movement across the US and the EU. Calling names is not going to change anything. The left has used it so often as a mantra, we’ve become immune.
Due Process? What’s that? Via Weasel Zippers
UPDATE: The petition to vote again on Brexit is a prank. Brought to you by the kids of 4Chan. Via Gateway Pundit
The BBC, The Mirror, France 24, The Telegraph, Manchester Evening News, The Guardian… all reported on the bogus petition.
But they got punked. The poll was manufactured by 4Chan and Anonymous hackers who loaded up the signatures with fake names from The Vatican, Ghana, North Korea and elsewhere.
4Chan users were bragging about their prank online.
Rep Keith Ellison went on a familiar tirade saying Donald Trump and his vicious rhetoric was the cause of the Orlando shootings. He really is having a lot of difficulty facing the fact one of his co-religionists has committed a heinous and deplorable act of carnage. Rep Ellison, you can’t defend the indefensible.
Clinton at it again. Deny anyone on the FBI watch list their Constitutional rights.
If something horrifying happens, we must ignore due process and deny Americans their rights. To be safe. This was basically the argument many conservatives (and Democrats) made post-9/11 to help pass the Patriot Act, and it’s exactly the argument most liberals are making when they push gun bans to people on terror watch lists.
“If the FBI is watching you for suspected terrorist links,” Hillary Clinton said today in her supposedly apolitical speech, “you shouldn’t be able to just go buy a gun.”
Investigation of Orlando shooter called off by FBI. They assumed his co-workers were just being racists. Catherine Herridge explains
He admitted to the FBI he made the statements that he was accused of but, explained he only did this because he felt he was being “marginalized” and “teased” because of his religion. Obama’s PC purging of all references to Islam from training manuals has made the FBI blind and illiterate when it comes to Radical Islam and sharia.
Ernst says we should “have great confidence” in Obama and how well he has protected us. Then, went on to blame the R-words for the Orlando jihadi attack.
My question would be, Why, if they are so great at vetting, did they allow the Orlando shooter’s father into our country? After all, he is a vocal supporter for the Taliban and obviously a complete nutter himself.
Saudi Prince Salaam (sp?) has told the media they are funding 20% of Clinton’s campaign. Instapundit hits her on Twitter for her comment on FBI watch list. Shouldn’t she step down from her campaign? She’s under “criminal investigation” for undermining State security with her home brew server.
UPDATE: Listened to Obama speaking today. Boy is he mad at us. Not one ounce of empathy displayed for victims. A lot of anger on display for the “intolerance” of the American people (mostly Republicans) for stating the obvious Islam connection. The same old “this is not who we are” meme. He sounds so defensive, blame the guns, blame the internet, blame everything but the shooter and his perverted ideology. We don’t blame all Muslims for terrorism, but we do know the political religious ideology of the fundamentalists are causing world wide mayhem. What a pathetic small man to even suggest a political speech or words like “radical Islam” is going to change their belief or reality. It’s very simple, they hate the West and believe we all need to die, they hate religious minorities and Christians and are persecuting them mercilessly. If any refugees need our help it’s those who are being persecuted but, we don’t let them in as refugees. Obama the narcissistic moralist doesn’t seem to want them, just Muslims. He is the one discriminating against people for their religious beliefs, not us. When a politically based group wants to wipe out a whole group of people, be they Jews or Yazidis or Christians, that is the very definition of genocide. Where is Obama’s values and morality when it comes to genocide?
It isn’t the American people who are too intolerant for words, it is Islam as practiced by jihadists. It is the Imam preaching in the mosques who spouts it is compassionate to murder LGBT people. It is the hard core Muslims who hate everything we stand for that feel it is their duty to murder all those who neither agree with their ideology or live by their standards that are to blame. Obama refuses to acknowledge fundamentalist Islam is a huge problem for the West. He has told us, in the not too distant past, we can sustain another 911. Tell that to the parents and loved ones of the 103 dead and injured in the latest attack on American soil. I’m sure they will be happy to note that their loved ones were just collateral damage we can sustain.
John Podhoretz of the NYPOST:
Here again, and horribly, we have an unmistakable indication that Obama finds it astonishingly easy to divorce himself from a reality he doesn’t like — the reality of the Islamist terror war against the United States and how it is moving to our shores in the form of lone-wolf attacks.
The first thing everyone seems to concern themselves with is some sort of backlash to those who practice Islam. Tell me, how many mosques have been blown up and/or Muslims who have been gunned down due to “Islamophobia”?
So determined is the president to avoid the subject of Islamist, ISIS-inspired or ISIS-directed terrorism that he concluded his remarks with an astonishing insistence that “we need the strength and courage to change” our attitudes toward the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
Facts don’t seem to matter to Obama. He can’t seem to figure out the “motivation” behind the attack even when it’s obvious to almost everyone else. Being intentionally dishonest about this latest attack doesn’t change the facts.
I don’t get it. Do the R-words love losing? They act like a bunch of masochists just begging to be brought down by their opponents. Why would the likes of Romney and Ryan want to see Clinton as President. Do they not remember the mess she made of Libya? When they speak about their “principles”, it’s gag worthy. If they had such strong “principles” why would the thought of Clinton as CIC not make their skin crawl. She is under “criminal investigation”, Trump is not. Does the GOP establishment really believe they hold so much power over the voters they can sway them to not vote for Trump over Clinton? Romney and Ryan, along with a number of so called conservative pundits are a tiresome lot. All their scheming and secret meetings, conference calls and wacky proposals are making them the backstabbers. Trump may have not been my first pick nor second or even third, but I am going to vote for him. Since when have they done anything, even with a majority, but cave to the progs? Here’s a thought, respect the voters who have put YOU into your cushy office and stop with the holier than thou rhetoric. You are sounding exactly like the left. Do you need a safe space too?
From American Thinker
Mitt Romney, the self-identified “severe conservative,” has adopted the values of the liberal cultural establishment. Following his pummeling in the 2012 election campaign as a “racist” and many other imaginary sins, he has now adopted the worldview and sympathies of his tormentors.
Also from American Thinker
The Democrats have their playbook, which they’d roll out against any Republican. Trump’s relentless counterpunching may change the dynamic… may just rock the Democrats and their cohorts back on their heels… may give voters more than a craven silence that’s tantamount to surrender.
Of course there’s Hillary. Somehow her incompetence and vast corruption (lest we forget Bill’s) won’t amount to squat this election. It’s not possible that The Clinton Show may have played itself out, even among a sizeable chunk of Democrats, is it?
Orlando has just proven Trump right. Prayers go out to all the families of the dead and wounded. It doesn’t matter what their skin color is, their ethnic background or their sexual proclivities, they are our people. They are all victims of the Islamic death cult.
Yes, indeed, that is exactly the way it works. So, giving credit where credit is due, Hillary Clinton “owns” Libya. She owns the mess she created by the ouster of Gadhafi. She owns the lies told to the families of the Ambassador and the other Americans killed by terrorists in Benghazi.
Maureen Dowd October 27 2015:
Since she was, as her aide Jake Sullivan put it, “the public face of the U.S. effort in Libya,” one of the Furies, along with Samantha Power and Susan Rice, who had pushed for a military intervention on humanitarian grounds, Hillary needed to stay on top of it.
She had to be tenacious in figuring out when Libya had deteriorated into such a cauldron of jihadis that our ambassador should either be pulled out or backed up. In June 2012, the British closed their consulate in Benghazi after their ambassador’s convoy was hit by a grenade. A memo she received that August described the security situation in Libya as “a mess.”
When you are the Valkyrie who engineers the intervention, you can’t then say it is beneath you to pay attention to the ludicrously negligent security for your handpicked choice for ambassador in a lawless country full of assassinations and jihadist training camps.
According to Republicans on the committee, there were 600 requests from J. Christopher Stevens’ team to upgrade security in Benghazi in 2012 and 20 attacks on the mission compound in the months before the Sept. 11 siege.
Clinton was the Secretary of Chaos and Lies. She will never be anything else. There are some things that are just unforgivable. She will never get my vote, not ever.
When do “principled conservatives” think people attending a political rally deserve a beatdown? Why, when they editorialize for Red State. From Breitbart
Embittered “#NeverTrump” consultants and bloggers are ragging on American voters who support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, telling them they “deserve to be beaten,” as Americans are chased down and assaulted for merely attending a U.S. political rally.
If that is what “principled conservatives” think, they are no different than the left, just as creepy and ugly. Little dictator wannabes who were shown to be irrelevant by the voters. Bitter because they didn’t own the final say on whom they felt should have gotten the R-words votes. Get a clue!
UPDATE: Clarice Feldman writes a stinging rebuke to the “principled” commentariat on the right. She hits it out of the park.
I took a much needed break to get a lot of things done that have been neglected over the past few years. A fresh coat of paint for the interior, including trim work, expanding the second floor bath, turning the art room into a playroom for the “babies” and, cleaning the winter out of the yard. Politics had to be set aside for a while to accomplish all of it. A home built in 1895 needs a lot of TLC.
In the mean time, keeping up with all the crazy going on in the political realm has been a challenge. It’s hysterical that the “principled right” is floating a candidate to challenge Trump. Especially when that purported candidate had already endorsed Trump…before he changed his mind. Others in the anti-Trump crowd are not on board with Kristol’s pick claiming to know nothing about it….Conservatives rebuff Kristol’s third-party pick. This is the best they can do?
Hillary gave a foreign policy speech that absolutely convinced me she lives in a far different reality than many of us. She insisted Trump would be a “dangerous” President. He might start a war. Has she not noticed the civil war she and Obama started in Libya? Has she not noticed that the Obama legacy she says she supports has been a major disaster? She says she fears for our military if Trump is the C-I-C. More of our soldiers have been killed in war because of the change in the rules of engagement since Obama took office then in previous years. They both support lifting sanctions on Iran as well. The biggest state sponsor of terrorism gets billions while they are busy charging head long into nuclear capabilities. Every single thing they have done is falling apart, including Obamacare.
The IRS warned about subsidies being paid to insurers before the implementation of Obamacare. They could find nothing to legally provide this measure under the IRS rules. Obamacare, Executive Power and the Rule of Law. Lawless executive branch operates mafia style under the cloak of secrecy and obfuscation. Some legacy.
All the anti-Trump crazies assaulting people are just too stupid to be believed. Grown men waving the Mexican flag assaulting women over attendance at a rally? Anti-Trump Men Attack Female Trump Supporter, Wave Mexican Flag. Who are the misogynists? My guess would be the men who thought this was a good idea. Please, keep waving those flags and attacking women and beating up people while you chant. It might feel good to you but, for those in flyover country, you look like the mob you are and, we are totally disgusted. You are not protestors, you are thugs. This will backfire on you and your candidates no matter how much money Soros throws at you.
Update: It was this bad…even the MSM noticed the thugs beating up Trump supporters while the police just stood there and watched. Seems they were ordered to hold the line and not interfere in the “making space” for rioters to pummel people who do not agree with them politically.
Update 2: MSNBC reporter says “it is sad” to watch the “witch hunt” as he reports live from the Trump rally.
Time is up for the establishment of both parties (even though the fix is in for Hills).
No time left for you
On my way to better things
No time left for you
I found myself some wings
No time left for you
Distant roads are calling me
No time left for you.
We all have had enough of the mess both R-words and D-words have made of our country. Half of the left is rebelling by choosing to back a socialist. Half of the right has rebelled by choosing to vote for two outsiders. The oligarchs of both parties are in shock at the insurrection of the voters and making every effort to insure they stay in control. They have no respect for the voters or their choices. Debbie Downer insists the superdelegates are there to make sure the grassroots don’t choose anyone the D-word establishment doesn’t like. The R-words, especially Mitt Romney, are plotting to bring about a brokered convention to make sure they get the candidate they want.
No time for a summer friend
No time for the love you send
Seasons change and so did I
You need not wonder why
You need not wonder why
There’s no time left for you
No time left for you.
We voted for the establishment candidates because they promised to stop the chicanery in DC. They became part of it. Every single promise made to us has been broken. They use their offices to increase their wealth while the middle class is being raked over the coals through alphabet agency policies, legal and illegal immigration, massive regulations that are strangling the economy and, accrue wealth through insider trading. Why do they think we should trust them now?
We, the people, are taking you down. You, the establishment, let us down. There are no excuses good enough to make us feel any different. All of you deserve our contempt. There is no time left for you.
No time left for you
On my way to better things
No time left for you
I found myself some wings
No time left for you
Distant roads are calling me
No time left for you.
Cruz and Trump are not a threat to our democracy (republic), you are.
Lyrics by the Guess Who
Keeping up with all the crazy isn’t easy for average Americans. It’s as if nothing else is going on in the world. The US is bombing Boko Haram in Africa and Russian tanks in Syria. The EU is in a complete meltdown over immigration and the Brits are voting on a referendum to exit the Union. Obama and the Dems are at loggerheads over the resolution to stop the Israel Derangement Syndrome of BDS. UN African Peacekeepers are raping and abusing women and girls. Armenia is cosying up to Russia (can’t say I blame them) and troops have been deployed near the Turkish border. NATO told Erdogan if he starts a mess with anyone he is on his own. In the mean time he’s bombing the Kurds in the north. Erdogan is an egoic fool and a disaster for the Turkish people with his dreams of the Golden Age of Constantinople.
Rubio seems to be the love child of the right (including FOX, the fair and balanced network). How does one keep claiming victory over an opponent when coming in second or third place in every caucus or primary? His problem is his two faced hypocrisy on illegal immigration and border control. So much for that Gang of Eight betrayal which really ticked off a whole bunch of people. Rubio still can’t explain that one away, no matter how hard he tries. His life story is pretty compelling but, so is the life stories of Americans who will be put out of jobs by cheap labor coming across the southern border and the expansion of H1b visas. Compassion is one thing, cultural suicide is another. Americans aren’t buying into that program. via Breitbart
As Phyllis Schlafly said: Marco Rubio’s claims about amnesty, his deceptions, exceeded Obama’s claims about Obamacare. Think about that for a second.
And then he treated law enforcement, in the words of Chris Crane, “like absolute trash.” How can you have a GOP nominee who demonstrates that kind of disrespect
Sanders has a new set of problems regarding his campaign contributions. The FEC has flagged almost 5,000 that are outside of campaign finance law. via Free Beacon
The Federal Election Commission sent a letter to the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign committee on Thursday with a 90-page spreadsheet listing 3,457 “excessive, prohibited, and impermissible contributions.”
The campaign’s January financial disclosure filing listed contributions from foreign nationals and unregistered political committees, the FEC said. Other contributions came from donors who exceeded the $2,700 per-election limit.
Don’t they know the only people who can get away with all that is Obama and Clinton?
If you haven’t read it yet, Peggy Noonan has a great article about the crazy election and the “outsiders” causing the establishment such great humiliation and gnashing of teeth.
“Why political professionals are struggling to make sense of the world they created”
It isn’t hard to understand why Trump is leading the pack of R-words. A people can only be degraded, humiliated, and condescended to just for so long before they reach the boiling point. That point has now been reached.
The American Conservative has it own take on the reason for Trumps popularity
When people are making decisions that affect the lives of many other people, the cultural isolation that has grown up around America’s new upper class can be disastrous. It is not a problem if truck drivers cannot empathize with the priorities of Yale law professors. It is a problem if Yale law professors, or producers of the nightly news, or CEOs of great corporations, or the President’s advisors, cannot empathize with the priorities of truck drivers.
Friday brought us another calculated dumping of Clinton emails…The Five Must-Read Emails Of The Latest Clinton Email Dump read it all. I found the one from John Kerry very interesting.
Clinton also received an email from then-Senator John Kerry. This email’s release coming in the same week that Secretary Kerry claimed that he had “no knowledge” that Clinton had a private email, makes that claim look ridiculous.
Our primary is March 15….have no idea who to vote for, except not Rubio. He lost my vote by lying about amnesty. Fool me once…..
Updates in the comments section
Big Bad BO will not be attending Justice Scalia’s funeral on Saturday.
It was not immediately clear why the president won’t go to the formal funeral.
‘I don’t have a sense of what the president’s plans are for Saturday,’ Earnest said after a reporter suggested it would be bad form for him to go golfing, a favorite weekend activity of Obama’s.
But, BO does have regrets for past behavior. He thinks NOW filibustering the Bush appointments is something he regrets having done. That’s what happens when karma turns around and bites someone in the ass for prior bad behavior.
Wonder if he has any “regrets” for the massive destruction he and Hillary caused in Libya. Using the excuse there may be a crackdown by the Libyan government, in some fictional future, on the people as a reason to bomb the hell out of that country, along with the French, set up Libya to be a center for terrorism. Wasn’t that a brilliant piece of foreign policy. Does he “regret ” the red line drawn in the sands of Syria? That sure came around to bite him in the ass. His faux treaty with Iran has provided the reason for the rest of the ME countries to start looking for their own nuclear bomb. His legacy is not a proud one, not after he has made cannon fodder out of millions of people.
Here comes that idiot Clinton, claiming the R-words are speaking in “racially coded language” because they might filibuster BO’s Supreme Court pick. The same Clinton who voted to filibuster George W. Bush’s pick for the high court.
Hillary joined the same filibuster attempt as Barack Obama against George W. Bush’s nominee Samuel Alito, apparently not considering his choice legitimate either
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I have the distinguished honor of being on the Monument Committee to raise $50,000,000 for a monument to Hillary R. Clinton
We originally wanted to put her on Mt. Rushmore until we discovered there was not enough room for two faces
We then decided to erect a statue of Hillary in the Washington D.C. Hall of Fame. We were in a quandary as to where the statue should be placed.
It was not proper to place it beside the statue of George Washington, who never told a lie, or beside Barack Hussein Obama, who never told the truth, since Hillary could never tell the difference.
We finally decided to place it beside Christopher Columbus the greatest Democrat of them all. He left not knowing where he was going and, when he got there he did not know where he was. He returned not knowing where he had been, and did it all on someone else’s money.
Hillary R Clinton Monument Committee
P.S. The Committee has raised $00.16 to date
h/t to my BFF Carolyn