Monday, February 27, 2017

When Dogs Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Dogs

Saw a post by Doug Hagin on some of the "common sense" regulations some folks would like to put on gun owners. Their motto: "We don't want to take your guns...but we do have a bridge we'd like to sell you!"

It occurred to me that dogs have been known to injure and even kill people, so what if we were to apply the same "common sense" laws and regulations to dog ownership?
Mandatory dog registration- owner carries registration card that lists all dogs owned. Failing to register your dog would be a felony.

No adoptions unless done through a central registration office. Dogs must be picked up at central registration office.

No "straw purchases" of dogs to be given to someone else.

Mandatory government approved muzzle required to transport dog to your home.

Mandatory government approved, locked kennel required; only registered owner will have combination/key. (The government may, however, wish to check on the security of your kennel from time to time)

Mandatory obedience school classes and shots. 

No more than two dogs may be purchased within a calendar year, unless you possess a Federal Fido License. (Trust the government to know just how many dogs you are permitted to own.)

Dogs may not be walked in public, or transported in vehicles, except initial purchase and trips to vet's office.

Waiting period for pet adoption extended to three months to allow all paperwork to pass. New owner will be responsible for food and kennel costs, pending adoption. (This may raise the cost of obtaining your dog)

People under 21 prohibited from owning/ caring for dogs.

Extensive mental evaluation for new and repeat owners.

Mandatory liability insurance for dogs.

The government will tell you the minimum and maximum size, and type of any dog you are allowed to own. 

German shepherds largely resemble wolves. Therefore they must be illegal for civilian ownership.

Chihuahuas and dachshunds, the so called Saturday Night Special dogs, are completely prohibited.

Required reporting of stolen dogs within four hours of discovery

Kibble purchases made only for the dog specified on registration. Since there is no "sporting purpose" for large capacity cases of dog food/large bags of kibble/dry food, purchases will be limited to a maximum of six cans and/or a 2# bag. Despite a background check performed before purchasing the dog, background checks may be required before each and every dog food purchase. 

DNA samples and microstamping of dog's teeth may be required. Millions of law enforcement dollars that could be utilized to investigate, solve or prevent actual crime, will be diverted to endless cataloguing and maintaining a largely useless database. Microstamping is largely useless in identifying bite marks in soft, fleshy objects, and will tend to wear naturally as your dog chews, rendering it further useless. But really, what price can we put on safety? It's for the children! 

(Microstamping your dog's teeth will add an additional $200 to the price of your pet.)

If one of your dogs is suspected of a dog related crime, all of your dogs may be seized, and pending an investigation, might not be returned to you and destroyed.

Any time a dog commits an attack, anywhere on the planet, your dog may be subject to new regulations as we determine necessary.
If you fly your dog from one dog friendly state to another, but you have a layover in an anti-dog state, you may be arrested and have your dog taken from you.
Have I covered everything? I feel as though I must be leaving something out! Some of the "common sense" laws above already apply to gun owners. Others are merely being proposed.

I remember a story, back in the day, when gear shift levers were typically on the steering column, that a man left his dog in his pickup truck, with the motor running (the pickup truck, not the dog), when the dog hit the shift lever with his paw and ran over his owner. I don't know if a law prohibiting people from leaving dogs in running vehicles would have prevented this, but, then again, I don't recall it happening since. You cannot always legislate bad things from happening, particularly should people choose not to obey those laws.

No one has proposed any new law that would have prevented the Sandy Hook tragedy in Newtown, though the tragedy is invoked constantly by the gun control Left. None of the laws we have on the books prohibiting bombs kept the Aurora theater shooter from making and planting them. The laws we have against straw purchases did not keep the San Bernadino shooters from obtaining their weapons illegally.

There are already thousands of gun laws on the books. Rather than create new ways to trip up unwary or unsuspecting legal gun owners, how about we focus on enforcing the laws already on the books? Is Chicago's problem that there are no laws against murder or drive by shootings?

The country doesn't need any new gun laws. We need to enforce the laws already passed, and concentrate on dealing harshly with those who use a gun in the commission of a crime. Period.

Oh, and, by the way, if your betters in government can arbitrarily legislate anything that's legal, until it is unaffordable or too much hassle to own, which part of your liberty will they take away next?

Update: Welcome to those of you who came here via the link from Pirates Cove! Thanks, Admiral! 

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

There once was a woman from Exeter,
So beautiful, men craned their necks at her.
And then the more brave
Would smile and wave
the distinguishing marks of their sex at her.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mean Tweets: New DNC Chair Edition

The Battle For DNC Chair: The Obama/Clinton Wing And The Bernie Faction

Dave Weigel noted at The Washington Post, “…outside of the DNC, progressive writers and organizers have begun to ring alarms about an Ellison defeat. On Friday morning, a number of groups that had endorsed Ellison, including, 350 Action and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, asked DNC members “to be heroes” and back the Congressman’s campaign. If Keith Ellison is DNC Chair, we can hit the ground running—and because of the pre-existing trust that exists between Keith and the grassroots, every state party would have a head start harnessing the power of the resistance.”

Officially endorsed by Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, Ellison defended Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam when he was a student at the University of Minnesota Law School.

When a tape surfaced of Ellison speaking to supporters in 2010 in which he said, “The United States foreign policy in the Middle East is governed by what is good or bad through a country of seven million people.  A region of 350 million all turns on a country of seven million. Does that make sense? Is that logic? Right? When the Americans who trace their roots back to those 350 million get involved, everything changes. Can I say that again?” the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement in response saying Ellison’s comments were disqualifying and he was promoting anti-Semetic stereotypes which stood in contrast with the DNC position that a strong and secure Israel is vital to the interests of the United States.

The Muslim fabulist came under fire in 2007 when he declared the Bush Administration’s actions to the actions of the Nazis in 1933.  He believed President Bush had violated Americans’ civil liberties after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

During the 2006 election, Ellison was widely criticized for receiving donations from The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) which has ties to the terrorist group Hamas.

Ellison is pushing for impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

Longtime Democrat loyalist, Alan Dershowitz is vehemently opposed to Ellison becoming the DNC Chair.  Dershowitz wrote:
“There has been powerful push from the hard-left of the Democratic Party, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), to elect Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN.) chairman.  If he is elected, I will quit the party after 60 years of loyal association and voting.” 
“My loyalty to my country and my principles and my heritage exceeds any loyalty to my party.  I will urge other like-minded people—centrist liberals—to follow my lead and quit the Democratic Party if Ellison is elected chairman.  We will not be leaving the Democratic Party we have long supported.  The Democratic Party will be leaving us!”
When you’ve lost Dershowitz it’s pretty much over.  Democrats are watching a slow motion disaster unfold before their very eyes.
By the time The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer left office, not only did he have to surrender the White House to Donald Trump, he had presided over the national collapse of his party. During his two terms as president his Party lost a net 13 Senate seats, 63 House seats, 9 governorships and more than 1,000 state and local elected positions leaving Democrats in the worst shape in 100 years.  Hillary won only 486 of the country’s 3113 counties.
Who will win?  Stay tuned…

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Face Of A Dying Nation

Today at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) President Trump spoke to an enthusiastic crowd as he vowed to uphold the campaign promises.which thrust him into the White House.  He committed to aggressive action on creating jobs and heightening national security.
Part of his speech struck a chord with me.  In a moment you will understand why.
As part of my pledge to restore safety for the American people, I have also directed the defense community to develop a plan to totally obliterate ISIS. 
Working with our allies, we will eradicate this evil from the face of the Earth. 
At the same time, we fully understand that national security begins with border security; foreign terrorists will not be able to strike America if they cannot get into our country. 
By the way, take a look at what's happening in Europe, folks, take a look at what's happening in Europe. I took a lot of heat on Sweden. 
And then a day later, I said has anybody reported what's going on? And it turned out that they didn'tnot too many of them did. Take a look at what happened in Sweden. I love Sweden, great country, great people, I love Sweden. But they understand. The people over there understand I'm right. Take a look at what's happening in Sweden. Take a look at what's happening in Germany. Take a look at what's happened in France. Take a look at Nice and Paris. 
I have a friend; he's a very, very substantial guy. He loves the City of Lights, he loves Paris. For years, every year during the summer, he would go to Paris, was automatic with his wife and his family. Hadn't seen him in a while. And I said, Jim, let me ask you a question, how's Paris doing? "Paris? I don't go there anymore, Paris is no longer Paris." That was four yearsfour or five years hasn't gone there. He wouldn't miss it for anything. Now he doesn't even think in terms of going there. 
Take a look at what's happening to our world, folks. And we have to be smart. We have to be smart. We can't let it happen to us. 
So let me state this as clearly as I can, we are going to keep radical Islamic terrorists the hell out of our country. 
We will not be deterred from this course, and in a matter of days, we will be taking brand new action to protect our people and keep America safe, you will see the action. I will never ever apologize for protecting the safety and security of the American people, I won't do it. 
If it means I get bad press, if it means people speak badly of me, it's OK, doesn't bother me. The security of our people is number one, is number one.
Here is why this part of President Trump’s speech struck at my heart:

Paris is no longer the romantic City of Lights depicted in Hollywood movies.  Instead it bears a striking resemblance to some post-apocalyptic Armageddon.
Two men pray among tents on November 2, 2016 in a makeshift camp near the Stalingrad Metro Station in Paris. (Photo credit:  GEOFFROY VAN DERHASSELT /AFP/Getty Images)
A Syrian flag used by the Syrian National Coalition and nicknamed the “independence flag” is seen hanging on a statue near the Eiffel tower during a demonstration of members of the Syrian community in support of Syrian civilians and detainees in Syrian prisons, on February 18, 2017 at the Trocadero Esplanade, also known as the esplanade des droits de l'homme (esplanade of Human Rights', in Paris. (Photo credit:   ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI/AFP/Getty Images)
The video embedded below is footage taken with a hidden camera by a Frenchman after 2000 illegal immigrants were evacuated on September 16, 2016.  It shows the devastating effects of uncontrolled illegal mass immigration.

The immigrants have since returned and have claimed the streets as their own.  They defecate and urinate publicly.  The police have completely given up trying to counter the blight.  Crime and rape is rampant forcing Parisians to avoid the area at all cost.

If the trend continues the French will become strangers in their own land forever changing the romantic images of a once proud city and nation.

This is what the mainstream media is concealing from us.  Disgraceful.

Tiny Little Hobbit Wags His Finger At President Trump

For the record we now know critical thinking skills and common sense are not a prerequisite for being a professor at the University of California-Berkeley.

Earlier this month, firebrand Milo Yianoppoulos was scheduled to speak at the school about how The Left has been shutting down free speech. Police had to cancel the talk when about 150 masked agitators threw Molotov cocktails, smashed windows, threw rocks and fireworks at the police.

Robert Reich appeared with Don Lemon on CNN floating a conspiracy theory
“I want to be very, very clear. I was there for part of last night and I know what I saw. Those people were not Berkeley students. Those people were outsiders, agitators. I’ve never seen them before. There’s rumors that they actually were right-wingers. They were a part of a group that were organized and ready to create the kind of tumult and danger you saw that forced the police to cancel the event. So Donald Trump, when he says Berkeley doesn’t respect free speech rights, that’s a complete distortion of the truth. I mean, Berkeley opened its biggest auditorium to this right-wing Breitbart News character, this hateful odious person. They said, ‘Free speech is the most important thing we stand for,’ and it was these outsiders who caused the police to finally come in and have to cancel it.” 
When President Trump made a campaign-style stop in Melbourne, FL last Saturday he said:
“You look at what’s happened last night in Sweden. Sweden. Who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible.”
His language was imprecise and sloppy, but he never claimed there had been a terrorist attack in Sweden.  Violence, however, did erupt in Rinkeby, a suburb of Stockholm, two days later as cars were burned, businesses vandalized and police were attacked with rocks and a reporter was beaten. Rinkeby is predominantly made up of immigrants.

Reich proceeded to go for a second helping of stupid by tweeting and then deleting this:

Trump's lies have consequences. 48 hrs after his comments on Sweden, riots broke out in an immigrant community.— Robert Reich (@RBReich) February 21, 2017

He apparently was commenting on The Washington Post’s report of the violence believing the President’s comment was so incendiary it drove those poor Swedes to unbridled violence.

Reich, in rushing to judgment, must have missed the integral paragraph in the report:
“The neighborhood, Rinkeby, was the scene of riots in 2010 and 2013, too. And in most ways, what happened Monday night was reminiscent of those earlier bouts of anger. Swedish police apparently made an arrest on drug charges at about 8 p.m. near the Rinkeby station. For reasons not yet disclosed by the police, word of the arrest prompted youths to gather.”
Herr Reich is so short the only thing he’s good for is tying my shoelaces.  His lunacy and those of his comrades are exactly what got Trump elected.  Keep it up fella.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

In Space No One Can Hear You Scream

Today NASA tweeted, “Around a nearby, cold, small star we found 7 rocky Earth-size planets, all of which could have liquid water—key to life as we know it.”

The bodies, about 40 light years (235 trillion miles) away from Earth, orbit an ultra cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1 in the constellation Aquarius. Several of the planets are located in what's known as the “habitable zone”— the Goldilocks region where it's thought water can exist and life can thrive.

This is the first time astronomers have discovered so many terrestrial planets orbiting a single star, and this new system could be the best target in the galaxy to search for extraterrestrial life.

John Podesta, the former chairman of Hillary’s failed presidential campaign, tweeted:
Podesta admitted back when he was President Clinton's chief of staff he asked the president "for some information about some of these things, and in particular, some information about what was going on at Area 51."

"There are a lot of planets out there. The American people can handle the truth."

The handling the truth line should be familiar to anybody who’s watched The X-Files, a show about a pair of FBI agents who investigated things like UFO sightings.

During an interview this week, crazy Johnny vehemently maintained, “There are at least forces with the FBI that wanted her [Hillary] to lose.  I’m not sure they really understood the alternative, but they wanted her to lose.  I think that’s one possibility.”

Damn that Scully and Mulder!

Hillary Clinton promised during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! if she were elected President she would open government files on Area 51 and other areas of interests of the extra-terrestrial advocates. Clinton also wowed The X-Files crowd by informing her host that the correct word for UFO is actually "unexplained aerial phenomenon." 

And The Oscar Goes To…

Two days before the 2016 presidential election, Hollywood officially launched its awards season with the Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton.  Unsurprisingly it provided a platform for impassioned pleas by the bed-wetting Left to vote for their goddess.

Robert De Niro, the guy who went on an embarrassing rant against presidential candidate Trump before the election said in a despicable YouTube™ video, “He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, he’s a con, a bullshit artist, a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. It makes me so angry that this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo, has wound up where he has. He talks how he’d like to punch people in the face?  Well, I’d like to punch him in the face.”

De Niro once again palavered to near unanimous applause, “I know we are here to celebrate movies from Hollywood, and nobody throws an industry party better than Carlos de Abreu and Dick Clark Productions, but it is two days from a frightening election, and the shadow of politics is hanging over us whether we like it or not and it’s hard for me to think about anything else. So let me just lay it out right here:  We have the opportunity to prevent comedy from turning into a tragedy. Vote for Hillary on Tuesday.”

This Sunday ABC will broadcast the 89th Annual Academy Awards celebrating the decadence and debauchery of Oscar voters and participants who have their heads up their asses.  Actor George C. Scott once said of the Oscars, which he snubbed in 1972, “The ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade; a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons.” 

Nothing has changed except perhaps the glidepath of declining viewership attributed to the coddled, overrated glitterati espousing causes in “soapbox moments” that turn viewers off.

The host of late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” has been tapped to host the Oscars.for his ability to “make a room explode in laughter.” Under President Trump the Globes and SAG Awards doubled as political rallies, with fiery speeches from winners like Meryl Streep and Mahershala Ali.

Variety noted, “The theme of this year’s show, according to the producers, is the evergreen celebration of movies. When we’re not being earnest, we want to be funny, De Luca says. There will also be sobbing during the tribute to all the actors who died. It’s been a particularly hard year, with the passing of Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Gene Wilder, Anton Yelchin and others. One thing I can promise: This is going to be the greatest ‘In Memoriam’ in Oscar history,’ Kimmel said. ‘Kudos to God’s booker, because he or she really scored this year.’”

While he did not reveal how he’ll open the Oscars, he didn’t rule out a cameo appearance from Hillary Clinton.

The newest category for this year is Best Cryfest.  Who will win?  Martha Raddatz for getting choked up on camera when Hillary lost the presidential election or Granny herself?

And the Oscar goes to…

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Chuck Todd: Mean Tweets Edition

President Trump’s heated press conference press ass-chewing was met with hissy fits and pearl clutching of epic proportion by members of the mainstream Obama sycophant media.  Chuck Todd proclaimed they are not the enemy of the American people.

John Dickerson, host of CBS’s Face the Nation, admitted the American people have lost faith in the media’s credibility noting, “The press did all that good work ruining its reputation on its own and we can have a long conversation about what created that.”
UPDATE:  Welcome readers of The Pirates Cove.  We wish to thank the good Admiral for linking to this post. 

I Was Told There’d Be No Mustaches In This Administration

When President-elect Donald Trump was forming his cabinet former UN Ambassador John Bolton’s name was bandied about for Secretary of State, but that nomination never materialized because he reportedly had an issue with Bolton’s white mustache.

President Teddy Roosevelt served two brawny terms in the Oval Office.  His successor, William Howard Taft, ascended to the presidency with lower nose foliage.  Neither political party has nominated a candidate for president since Dewey challenged Truman.

“Uncle” Walter Cronkite read us the news with a mustache and we rejoiced in mustachioed Mark Spitz’s domination in the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.  The mustache’s time in the sun seems to have passed.  No more Robert Redford crumb catcher in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; no more lip caterpillars sported by the likes of Frank Zappa, David Crosby, Barry Gibb or Freddy Mercury.

Washington Post reporters Phillip Rucker and Karen Tumulty revealed that part of the President-elect’s methodical searches for cabinet officials included seeking what he deemed to be an appropriate “look.”  Was there ever a more dynamic mustache than that of Hollywood heartthrob Clark Gable?

When Bolton wasn’t nominated he showed his facial hair militancy by vigorously declaring:
Since Lt. Gen Michael Flynn resigned was fired as National Security Adviser on Monday amidst reports he misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he held with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sen. Ted Cruz has called on the President to pick Bolton to fill that role.

“John is someone who is very well known here on the Hill. Republicans and Democrats know John Bolton well. He is someone who understands the world. He understands the threats of radical Islamic terrorism. He understands the threats of an overaggressive Putin,” Cruz told CNN's Manu Raju on Friday.

I tend to agree.  He knows where the skeletons are hidden in the Obama-era State Department and he’s a man of deep conviction.  The proofhe will not shave to get a job. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Democrat Smile Contest

Meathead’s Bridge Of Spies

Rob Reiner starred in the role of Michael Stivic in the 1970s sitcom All in the Family.  He was the live-in son-in-law who was the bane to Archie Bunker, a bigoted working-class family man with a heart of gold. 

Archie’s opinions often reflected an ingrained ignorance, which were typically undone thanks to his hidden empathy and grumpy willingness to see the world changing around him.

He delighted in calling Stivic “Meathead”.  When the two met each other in Season 2, Episode 5, Archie gleefully explained a “meathead” was someone who was “dead from the neck up.”

Rob Reiner AKA “Meathead” was a misguided moonbat then and remains so to this day.

Reiner appeared on MSNBC’s AM Joy on Sunday to blather about allegations National Security Adviser Michael Flynn discussed sanctions with a Russian ambassador and to deride President Trump calling him a “pathological liar” who is “mentally unstable”.

“We have somebody who is mentally unstable, who is a pathological liar—there’s no getting around that—who’s running our country,” he said. “And if we can survive this, that will strengthen us in a strange way.”

“We’re looking at a cancerous presidency that we cannot allow to spread,” Reiner said.

Here’s what Meathead tweeted yesterday:
Between Reiner’s intelligence community coup and Sarah Silverman’s military coup, Hollywood’s fruitcakes are perilously close to violating 18 US Code Chapter 115 which addresses treason, sedition and subversive activities.

A warning tweet soon followed:

Breaking News: Source of Democrat Email Leaks Discovered

...seems they used the wrong Norton Anti-Virus! 


Hard-Hitting, Crackerjack Journalism Keeps Coming Like Locusts

The Boston Globe reported Chris Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, joined President Trump at the White House this week.

The Republican governor said while guest hosting a New York sports talk radio show that Trump pointed out the menu and told people to get whatever they wanted.

“This is what it’s like to be with Trump,” Christie said. “He says, ‘There’s the menu, you guys order whatever you want.’ And then he says, ‘Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf.’”

Trump said “I’m telling you, the meatloaf is fabulous,” according to Christie.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Shepard Smith Trying So Hard To Get A Job At CNN

During a press conference on Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump, CNN’s Jim Acosta complained that the "fix was in" when President Trump only called on conservative news outlets. 

Today, in a lengthy and wide-ranging press conference Acosta was called on by the president who repeatedly criticized Acosta’s cable network.  He did not mention his colleague Don Lemon by name, but pointed out the 10:00 PM slot was “nearly all anti-Trump.”

It was like watching a heavyweight boxer brutalize a featherweight in the ring.  You couldn’t look away.

Fox’s Shepard Smith was apoplectic over the clash.

Playboy Magazine Unbuttoned

After a buttoned-up year, Playboy magazine announced Monday it will return to featuring beautiful young women posing nude in its magazine.

Cooper Hefner, son of magazine founder Hugh Hefner tweeted Monday, "I'll be the first to admit that the way in which the magazine portrayed nudity was dated, but removing it entirely was a mistake."

26-year-old Scarlett Byrne, who played Pansy Parkinson in “The Half-Blood Prince” and “Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2,” posed nude for Playboy’s March/April issue which hits newsstands February 28th.  Byrne just happens to be engaged to Hefner.

So the Dow Jones Industrial Average is over twenty thousand, the California drought is over and naked women are back in Playboy. President Trump’s only been in office four weeks and already America is great again.  Amirite boys?

Your lady friends will not believe you when you say you're reading it "for the articles."

“Moscow Mike” And The Bloodthirsty Democrats

When news broke that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn had resigned as National Security Adviser I felt disquieted and uneasy.  That’s because the media latched on to the story portraying the young Trump Administration as being thrown into chaos. They wanted me to feel that way.

Democrats were emboldened by Flynn’s departure. “The reality is General Flynn was unfit to be the National Security Advisor, and should have been dismissed three weeks ago,” Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the top-ranking Democrats on the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, wrote in a joint statement.

“Now, we in Congress need to know who authorized his actions, permitted them, and continued to let him have access to our most sensitive national security information despite knowing these risks,” they added. “We need to know who else within the White House is a current and ongoing risk to our national security.”

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the top Foreign Affairs Committee Democrat, called for a “thorough, bipartisan investigation to get the complete picture of Russia’s interference” in the US presidential election following Flynn’s resignation.

The gloriously crushed Democrats haplessly cling to the notion President Trump’s Electoral College thumping of Granny Clinton was the direct result of Russian spies and the hacking of the DNC.


The Trump Administration poses a mortal threat to their entrenchment in government, and so has enlisted an army of Democrats, some Republicans, the "never Trump" die-hards, leftist thugs and anyone else they can browbeat into participating in what can reasonably be defined as an insurrection. They mean business.  They are the embedded political enemythe Dark Lord of Mordor from the Lord of the Rings.

I defer now to Michael Walsh’s piece in National Review:
Make no mistake about what's happening here: this is a rolling coup attempt, organized by elements of the intelligence community, particularly CIA and NSA, abetted by Obama-era holdovers in the understaffed Justice Department (Sally Yates, take a bow) and the lickspittles of the leftist media, all of whom have signed on with the "Resistance" in order to overturn the results of the November election. 
Mike Flynn, a good man who saw the enemy clearly, and had the courage to name it, saw Russia not as an enemy but a geopolitical adversary with whom we could make common cause against Islamand who also vowed to shake up a complacent and malfeasant Intelligence Communitywas its first scalp, and an object lesson to new CIA Director Mike Pompeo should he have any reformist notions. As for the media, having previously failed to take down Trump aides Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway, Flynn was the next best thing; their joy today is unbounded. 
So what must Trump do now? First, complete his cabinet. Second, fire every fireable federal employee in the leak-prone agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency. Third, start taking operational security seriously. Fourth, assume everything you say will leak to the media and be spun as malevolently as possible. Fifth, trust nobody.
Finally, it is being widely reported that Vice Admiral Robert Harward was offered the job of National Security Adviser.  If Harward accepts, he is likely to bring in his own team, from deputy on down, with a focus on national security types with some experience under their belts.

According to Foreign Policy, Harward thinks of himself as a national security professional—and indeed once served on the National Security Council staff, during the Bush Administration. Before that, early in the Afghan war, he headed the Special Operations task force in Kandahar.

Harward also would work well with Defense Secretary James Mattis. When Mattis was chief of Central Command, Harward was his deputy. Mattis trusted him enough to put him in charge of planning for war with Iran. Mattis has urged Harward to take the NSA job.
UPDATE February 16, 2017 @ 6:15 PM: