Thursday, February 28, 2019

Lanny Must Be Pleased

A giant rat got stuck inside a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.  It struggled mightily to free itself.

Democrat animal rescuers was dispatched to liberate the rat writhing in ignominy when it became clear it could not free itself from a gap in the sewer cover.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), ranking member of the Committee, was the epitome of an angry prosecutor as he verbally disemboweled the rat.

Jordan argued in his opening statement, “I want everyone to think about this: Michael Cohen, the first announced witness for the 116th Congress, is a guy who’s going to prison for lying to Congress. Mr. Chairman, you will always be identified with this hearing and we all need to know what this is.  This is the Michael Cohen hearing presented by Lanny Davis.  That’s right. Lanny Davis choreographed the whole thing, the Clintons’ best friend, loyalist, operative.  Lanny Davis put this all together.  He said the hearing was his idea, he selected this hearing, he had to talk Michael Cohen into coming and most importantly he had to persuade the chairman [Elijah Cummings] to actually have it.”

“I’ll say one thing about the Democrats, they stick to the playbook. So now, Clinton operative Lanny Davis has persuaded the chairman of the Oversight Committee to give a convicted felon a forum to tell stories and lie about the United States so that they can all lie about their impeachment process.”
The rat’s legal team includes Michael Monico, partner in the Chicago law firm Monico & Spevak, who practices high-stakes white collar litigation.  Monico told WGN’s The Roe Conn Show he is representing Empire star Jussie Smollett.

Attorneys spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.  They thrive on attention; just like a child.

Cohen will surrender to federal authorities on May 6 to begin his three-year sentence for lying to Congress in Otisville Federal Correctional Institution.  Forbes magazine ranked it as one of America’s “Ten Cushiest Prisons”.  It’s been referred to as a “castle behind bars.” 

As Andrew Klavan humorously wrote, “I sit before you today as a man who pled guilty to lying to Congress under oath—to testify to Congress under oath that I am not lying this time but lied last time—unless I’m lying this time too in which case forget I said anything.”

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

DPRK Ministry of Information Orders Frivolities Concerning Smoking To Cease

Footage by Japan's TBS TV showed Kim Jong Un, who has never used a comb as an eating utensil, taking a pre-dawn smoke break at a train station in Nanning, China hours before his arrival in Vietnam for his summit with President Donald Trump.

Kim arrived in Vietnam after an almost 70-hour train ride that cut through southern China. While it remains unclear why Kim chose to travel thousands of miles through China instead of flying into Hanoi, some experts say he could have intended to showcase North Korea's ties with its major ally China, a crucial leverage in his negotiations with Trump. Kim, who has modeled his leadership style after his charismatic grandfather Kim Il Sung, also could have tried to inspire nostalgia among North Koreans about their state founder, who frequently traveled on trains.

In other North Korean news, early planting begins on 2019 radish crop.

NOTE FROM OUR ATTORNEYS:  We are compelled to point out Chairman Kim is a habitual smoker and the habit is hazardous to a smoker’s health.

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And Now I Need Oreos

To celebrate the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, Nabisco is introducing a line of Oreo® cookies inspired by HBO‘s hit fantasy series.

Officially announced on Oreo’s Instagram page, the upcoming cookie was teased with a short video and the caption, “Cookies are Coming,” a play on the show’s infectious “Winter is Coming” tagline.

The dark packaging will show off the names of House Targaryen, Lannister and Stark but little else is known.  The chocolate wafers stuffed with crème filling should hit supermarket shelves before the show’s return to the small screen on April 14th and well before Arya sees her first dragon.

HELPFUL HINT:  If you eat cookies fast enough, Fitbit™ thinks you’re running; so there’s that.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

Clark Kent's greatest superpower was either convincing everyone he wasn't Superman by wearing glasses or Metropolis was a town full of morons.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

They Suffer Alone And Terrified

By now you’ve heard about an incident in which presidential hopeful Sen. Amy “Komisar” Klobuchar (D-MN) reportedly berated a campaign aide who forgot to bring utensils when he purchased a salad for her in 2008.

The story goes like this:  Klobuchar and her staff were traveling to South Carolina.  One aide was carrying her bags through the airport and “neglected” to bring a fork to eat the salad he purchased for the senator.

Klobuchar “proceeded to pull a comb from her handbag” and began eating the salad.  When she finished her hair salad, she handed the offending aide the comb and “told him to clean it.”

The failing New York Times reported four people were familiar with the incident.  If she’s got a hair-trigger temper, I’d be willing to wager everyone within earshot was familiar with the incident.

Klobuchar campaign spokeswoman Carlie Waibel pushed back on the Times story in a statement:
“The senator has repeatedly acknowledged that she can be tough and push people hard, but these anonymous stories—some of which are just plain ridiculous—do not overshadow the countless experiences of people on the senator’s team who she has been so proud to work with.”
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A Walk On The Wild Side

Saturday, February 23, 2019

The 2019 Oscars Or How Hollywood Still Hasn’t Handled Hillary’s Loss As Well At It Could Have

Sunday night, beginning at 8:30 PM, America will be subjected to a 3, maybe 4-hour-long lecture that late night television host Johnny Carson once described as “two hours of sparkling entertainment spread over a four-hour show.”

Those of us who do not live and work in areas of the country inhabited by conceited, overbearing, pompous “actors” who present each other with golden statues will be forced to listen to their whining tantrums and their demands the great unwashed (that’s you and me) support radicals like Crazy Bernie, Komisar Klobuchar, the Bronx Bolshevik, et. al.  And they will demand we behave in the manner they deem acceptable ranging from white privilege, wealth inequality, gender bias and immigration.

Ever since their precious Hillary got decimated by Donald Trump in 2016 these haughty, perfumed Trump haters have become increasingly unhinged.  It’s simultaneously pathetic and hilarious.  President Trump is living rent-free inside their tiny little brains.

Tethered to a political bandwagon for years, the Academy Awards are on the edge of a danger zone.  Down double digits from 2017 in the ratings, the drop has been big enough that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been forced to examine the cause.  They can blame the length of the show, modest box office performance or shitty flicks, but the real reason is the busybody political jockeying that culminates not in elected office, but apparently the next best thing: the respect of one’s Hollywood peers.  Screw America’s heartland.

I’ll be cleaning my toilet bowls.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Kamala And the OJ-Style Shitshow Of Jussie Smollett

On February 16, 2016 Hillary Clinton met with noted race hustler Al Sharptongue at the popular Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem.  She was seeking support from the black community prior to the South Carolina primary where blacks overwhelmingly support Democrats.

On the very day Jussie Smollett appeared in court in Chicago surrendering to authorities when it was revealed he staged a racist and homophobic assault with the express intent of roiling racial divisions in this country, Sen. Kamala Harris was in Harlem with none other than Al Sharptongue at, you guessed it, Sylvia’s.

The presidential hopeful tweeted on January 29, “Jussie Smollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery. This was an attempted modern-day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.”

What Harris did not mention were the curious details of the story—details that the Chicago Police Department investigated and finally debunked. It turns out Smollett was attacked not by red-hat-wearing white supremacists but by two Nigerian immigrants who he had paid to rough him up during a polar vortex in a city that anyone with a molecule of common sense knows is not MAGA country. The "modern day lynching" was a bogus, disgusting and exploitative affront to the real victims of hatred.

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson was outraged as he held a press conference saying, “This announcement today recognizes that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.”

“I’m left hanging my head and asking why.  Why would anyone, especially an African American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations?  How could someone look at the hatred of suffering associated with that symbol and see an opportunity to manipulate that symbol to further his own public profile?  How can an individual who has been embraced by the city of Chicago turn around and slap everyone in this city in the face by making these false claims?”

“I love the city of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department, warts and all, but this publicity stunt is a scar that Chicago didn’t earn and certainly didn’t deserve.  To make things worse, the accusations within this phony attack, received national attention for weeks.  Celebrities, news commentators and even presidential candidates weighed in on something that was choreographed by an actor.”

Three days earlier, Harris was unprepared when she was asked by reporters about her tweet declaring the Smollett incident was “an attempted modern-day lynching.”

“Which tweet? What tweet?” was her response.  She looked like a deer caught in the headlights.  She looked at her staff hoping to be rescued from her abject embarrassment then proffered the following answer:  "I think that the facts are still unfolding, and, um, I'm very, um concerned about obviously, the initial, um, allegation that he made about what might have happened. There should be an investigation.”

Larry Elder, conservative radio talk show host and political commentator opined: “As to the belief that racism remains a serious problem in America, can we agree that nirvana is not an option?”

“Today's definition of ‘race relations’ pretty much comes down to this: how black people feel about white people and how white people feel about how black people feel about white people. Racism has so receded as an impediment to progress that new terms became necessary to describe offensive ‘racist’ behavior. This means whites are racist, even if they don't think they are, because of their ‘white privilege.’ If white people spent as much time thinking about how to oppress black people as black people think they do, white people wouldn't have enough time to oppress black people.”

For race baiters in the Democrat Party and among the coastal elites, the cupboard is so bare that racist attacks have to be manufactured.

Sen. Harris has made a habit of making unforced errors and the presidential campaign is just getting started. Her Democrat opponents may be too faint-hearted to exploit this palpable weakness, but I know one Republican for whom this will not be a problem.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Man Who Combs His Hair With A Balloon Announces 2020 Candidacy For President

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

Andy Griffith’s quaint little town of Mayberry was so peaceful and quiet because nobody was married except Otis and he stayed drunk.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Elected To Office To Deceive Infidels In The Furtherance Of Islam

On Wednesday of this week, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a broad condemnation of anti-Semitism days after Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) received widespread criticism over her comments on Israel.

Republicans used the so-called "motion to recommit" vote to call for the addition of language to a resolution that states it is in the "national interests of the United States to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad."

Omar drew widespread condemnation for a tweet last Sunday implying Congressional support for Israel has been bought by money from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Omar rendered a half-hearted apology for her remarks Monday, tweeting "Anti-Semitism is real, and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes."

Spare me, honey.

This week’s contentious tweet was not her first. In 2012 she tweeted “Israel has hypnotized the world; may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

Ilhan Omar defeated Jennifer Zielinski (R) in the 2018 general election to replace anti-Semite Keith Ellison.  Ellison, you’ll remember, was exposed for continuing a relationship with Louis Farrakhan, head of the anti-Semitic political and religious movement Nation of Islam.  His efforts to distance himself from the man who compared Jews to termites earned him four Pinocchios in a fact check performed by the Washington Post.  Ellison met privately with “Calypso Louie” as late as 2016.

Now Ilhan Omar enjoys access to the corridors of American power.

Omar fled her native Mogadishu, Somalia when she was 8 years old and spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya. She came to the U.S. as a 12-year-old and eventually settled in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, which has long been a first stop for new arrivals in the U.S.

Starting in the 1990s, the State Department directed thousands of refugees from Somalia’s civil war to Minnesota, which is now home to the largest population of Somalis outside Somalia itself.

It soon emerged that millions of taxpayer dollars, and possibly much more, had been stolen through a massive scam of Minnesota’s Social Services sector, specifically through fraudulent daycare claims. To make matters worse, the money appears to have wound up in areas of Somalia controlled by al-Shabab, the Islamic jihadist group responsible for numerous terrorist outrages.

According to a published report by Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Minnesota has the highest number of refugees per capita nationwide, according to the U.S. Census and refugee support agencies. With 2 percent of the nation’s population, Minnesota has 13 percent of its refugees.

Data reveals refugees cost an estimated $107,000 each in food stamps, medical expenses, job training and English lessons.  Communities have no control over the influx of refugees, yet they must share the cost of supporting them. And residents often don’t speak out or even ask questions of the process for fear of being called racists, according to Kim Crockett, vice president of the Center of the American Experiment.

According to the DGlobe (of Worthington) in 2015, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (D) sought to stifle public discussion regarding refugee resettlement.  He advised native Minnesotans with qualms to move out. “If you are that intolerant, if you are that much of a racist or a bigot, then find another state,” he said. “Find a state where the minority population is 1% or whatever. It’s not that in Minnesota.” Dayton also made an economic argument that did not exactly fit the case of Third World immigrants who are themselves heavy consumers of welfare benefits. “Our economy cannot expand based on white, B+, Minnesota-born citizens. We don’t have enough,” he said.

A September 2015 report of the House Homeland Security Committee task force on combating terrorist and foreign-fighter travel revealed that Minnesota led all states in contributing foreign fighters to ISIS. Reviewing the public cases of 58 Americans who joined or attempted to join ISIS, the task force found that 26 percent of them came from Minnesota. Somali Minnesotans occasionally appear in the headlines as “Minnesota men” who have taken up jihad. In 2015, ten such Minnesota men were charged with seeking to join ISIS in Syria; six pleaded guilty and three were convicted in June 2016 (one is presumed dead in Syria).  

Rep. Omar, like all members of Congress have access to intelligence provided by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service of the CIA by virtue of their elected positions.  They do not receive security clearances per se.

Rep. Omar sits on the Budget, Education and Labor, and Foreign Affairs Committees of the House. She should be removed from all three due to her animus against Jews and Catholics  (see the Covington Catholic boys incident). The idea of having someone with an animus against Jews and Catholics sitting on the Foreign Affairs Committee in judgment of Israel is unbearable.

While a few members of her party publicly denounced Omar’s reprehensible anti-Semitism, many remained silent or side-stepped the issue.  

According to Congressional Research Serviceunder Article I, Section 5, clause 2, of the Constitution, a member of Congress may be removed from office before the normal expiration of his or her constitutional term by an “expulsion” from the House of Representatives upon a formal vote on a resolution agreed to by two-thirds of the Members present and voting.

As to removal by recall, the United States Constitution does not provide for nor authorize the recall of United States officers such as Senators, Representatives, or the President or Vice President.

Omar’s condescension and hostility are grating. She rarely, if ever, expresses gratitude to the United States for receiving her and her family. Instead, she daily portrays herself as a victim of discrimination by the country that rescued her.

I hope Nick Sandmann is successful in his libel suit for the brutal lies that destroyed his life and reputation.  My amusement that Rep. Omar is listed in that suit is boundless.

Maybe, just maybe, Minnesota’s despicable Congresswoman will be forced to fully renounce her bigotry.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Dear Diary, I Poked The Bear Today. It Did Not End Well.

During a Rose Garden press conference, President Trump announced he was declaring a national emergency on the southern border.  He cited an invasion of drugs and criminals entering the country as his authority to spend billions on construction of a border wall.
Just before the President was scheduled to speak, Angel Moms were seen walking into the Rose Garden.  Acosta was on-air with Jim Sciutto saying, "Jim, we believe those are some of the Angel Moms that the President has talked so much about out on the campaign trail, at rallies and so on. These are parents of victims who were allegedly killed by undocumented immigrants. The President likes to point to these folks who have been through some terrible experiences as evidence a wall is needed down at the border."
Acosta continued, "I suspect, Jim, if we're seeing some of the Angel Moms coming in, the President is going to be trying to drum up some emotional energy on this occasion here, to try to sell this wall. We’ve seen him do it before."

Following the president’s remarks Jim “Look At Me” Acosta, CNN’s premiere idiot asked, “What do you say to your critics who say that you are creating a national emergency, that you're concocting a national emergency here in order to get your wall?"
The President replied, “I’ll ask the Angel Moms.”  “What do you think?  “Do you think I’m creating something?”  “Ask these incredible women who lost their daughters and their sons.”
One Angel Mom could be heard saying, “This is real.”
"Your question is a very political question, because you have an agenda," Trump proclaimed. "You're CNN, you're Fake News. You have an agenda."
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Monday, February 11, 2019

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

Don't know what to get your girlfriend for Valentine's Day?  Dump her.  Then make up with her on February 15th.  Problem solved.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Amy Klobuchar, Defender of the Little Pizza

In school lunches, the tomato paste in pizza sauce makes the pizza qualify as a serving of vegetables. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture contemplated changes to school lunch programs that downgrade the assessment of the nutritional value of tomato paste. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) wrote to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that “Tomato paste contributes dietary fiber, potassium — a nutrient of concern for children — as well as Vitamins A and C. It is delivered to kids in popular school items they enjoy eating and drives [school lunch and breakfast program] participation.” Congress passed legislation ensuring that the existing nutrition rules wouldn’t change.

Schwan Food Company, based in Marshall, MN is one of the country’s biggest producers of frozen pizza, with more than $3 billion a year in annual sales and it boasts that it produces 70 percent of the pizzas served in school lunches.

A Walk On The Wild Side

A Walk On The Wild Side

A Walk On The Wild Side

A Walk On The Wild Side

Friday, February 8, 2019

Innocent Life Vs. The Party Of Infanticide

Babies are being killed because some adults think life is a game.

Last week, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, openly expressed the Democrat position on abortion:  there is no obligation to protect the life of a child who was indecorous enough to survive an abortion when she was obviously not “wanted”.  In other words, the right to an abortion is the right to an “effective abortion” or a dead child.
The premise of the Born-Alive Infants’ Protection Act of 2002 was if a child survived an abortion it had the same claim as any other human being to the protection of the law.

The problem back then was President Bill Clinton was set to veto the bill if the civil and criminal penalties were not stripped from it because defenders of abortion like the National Organization for Women vehemently opposed efforts to protect any child born alive.

If a child born alive is nothing less than a human child with a claim to protection by the law, how is it different from the same child five minutes, five days or five months earlier?

The right to abortion, proclaimed in Roe v. Wade, extended through the entire pregnancy and possibly gave the license to kill the child after birth.

The bill became impossible to enforce and nurses began telling stories of babies surviving late-term abortions being put in rooms to die without any care; without even a blanket.  Sometimes they are killed by lethal injection, asphyxiation or by breaking their spine.

The infanticidal horrors exposed during the murder trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell and others like the notorious LeRoy Carhart operate throughout this country with impunity.  Carhart was caught on tape explaining he injects the poison Digoxin into the baby’s heart prior to inducing labor.  The poison kills the baby and “softens” the body like “meat in a crock pot” and is more easily “delivered”.

The Gosnell trial gave impetus to lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives to return to the original bill and restore the civil and criminal penalties.  The bill was decisively passed in September 2015 with a vote of 248-177 and again in January 2018 with a vote of 241-183.

Every Republican supported the bill.  Every. Single. One.
Sen. Murray (D-WA) argued the legislation is not necessary because there are already laws on the books that prohibit infanticide. 

“This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and, therefore, I object,” said Murray.

After her objection, Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa lamented that the Senate “can no longer unanimously condemn murder.” 
Abortion portrays a child as an intrusion. The time to choose whether a woman is ready to receive the greatest gift of all is before conception not after.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

People say, “There are plenty of fish in the sea,” but I’ve got my eye on an emotionally distant salmon with commitment issues.

Was That A Nachos-Fueled Dream Sequence?

I haven’t watched an NFL football game since the kneelers started disrespecting the American flag during the playing of the National Anthem but decided to watch the Super Bowl Sunday night.  Talk about a mind-numbingly dull game.  The score was tied 3-3 at halftime.

Sheer boredom caused me to nod off only to awaken to what seemed to me to be a nachos-fueled dream sequence featuring Maroon 5 and some rapper named Big Boi during the halftime show.

Adam Levin took off his jacket and tossed it into the crowd and summarily went shirtless revealing a torso more marked up than a section of kitchen linoleum.  
The Pepsi Halftime Show gave viewers a close look at the cultural sewers of America.  What the show needed was more Governor Ralph Northam moonwalking. 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Washington Post Too Busy Polishing The Brass On The Titanic To Notice It's Sinking

Tom Hanks AKA Forrest Gump will narrate a 60-second commercial before the two-minute warning during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIII embracing social justice drivel about journalism’s larger importance to society.
“The Super Bowl is a remarkable moment to recognize the courage and commitment of journalists around the world that is so essential to our democracy,” said WaPo publisher and CEO Fred Ryan. “We decided to seize the opportunity to make this a milestone moment in our ongoing campaign.”
“This was a chance for a broader message about the role journalists play in our everyday lives and the risks they take to bring us the facts,” Ryan said.
The spot will end with the paper’s recent slogan, “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”
When news outlets recite an agenda instead of reporting events, when they devolve into the Democrat Party’s lapdog, they’re the ones who killed it.  Don’t expect us to mourn them.

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A Walk On the Wild Side: Polar Vortex Edition

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Northam Spikes The Ball On How Acceptable Racism Is Among Democrats

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam in a Saturday press conference denied appearing in a racist 1984 photograph that he on Friday apologized for admitting he did wear blackface for a Michael Jackson dance context the same year wearing similar shoes, a glittery glove and shoe black on his face.
Northam said he had prematurely apologized for appearing in what he called a "horrific" picture of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit. The photo appeared on Northam's profile page in his 1984 medical school yearbook.
The Democratic governor said he had never even seen the yearbook before Friday and that he was blindsided by what was on his page.
"That is not my picture. That is not my person in that picture," Northam told reporters at the Executive Mansion in Richmond.
Northam said he had no actual recollection of wearing such racist garb. He said he was in the process of obtaining a yearbook so that he could try to determine how the photo even got on his profile page.
Presumably he still remembers how to be a doctor.

Before he spoke, the Virginia Democratic Party issued a statement demanding Northam's immediate resignation. The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, the state House Democratic Caucus and the state Senate Democratic Caucus all called on Northam to resign late Friday, along with several key progressive groups that have been some of the governor's closest political allies. 

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