Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Well that sucked

I finally got "Mad Max - Fury Road" from Netflix.  Spoiler alert: there's a chase scene through the desert.

For two hours.

President Fredo

He's smaht!  And he wants respect!  WSJ: "President Mumbo-JumboObama’s preferred method for dealing with disagreement is denigration."
So it is with this president. It’s not enough for him to stake and defend his positions. He wants you to know that he thinks deeper, sees further, knows better, operates from a purer motive. His preferred method for dealing with disagreement is denigration. If Republicans want a tougher line in Syria, they’re warmongers. If Hillary Clinton thinks a no-fly zone is a good idea, she’s playing politics: “There is obviously a difference,” the president tut-tutted about his former secretary of state’s position, “between running for president and being president.”

He's an insecure man...with good reason.

It's in the cloud

McClatchy: "Firm backed up Clinton’s server, might still have personal emails."

Don't worry: just because it's in cloud storage doesn't mean it's not secure.  Amirite, Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton?

Monday, October 05, 2015

Insider trading

NYT: "Scandal Erupts in Unregulated World of Fantasy Sports."  Well, that didn't take long.  Who would have guessed that a barely legal gambling forum, run by some twenty-something frat boys, would succumb to cheating?  Here's my shocked face.

Hillary: "L'etat c'est moi"

Everybody is up in arms about Hillary declaring that she'll change gun laws in this country by executive fiat.  But I took notice at this little bit of pique at the Benghazi committee:
“This committee was set up, as they have admitted, for the purpose of making a partisan political issue out of the deaths of four Americans,” she said. “I would never have done that, and if I were president and there were Republicans or Democrats thinking about that, I would have done everything to shut it down.”
There you have it: a President Clinton would have "shut down" a Congressional investigative committee because separation of powers is for suckers.  How dare you suggest she's above the law!

By the way, if you missed it, the Benghazi investigation has dragged on by design:
The State Department announced Friday that it is sending the House Benghazi committee nearly 1,000 emails from Hillary Clinton's private account — a batch three times larger than the set of Clinton messages her former agency sent to Capitol Hill back in May.
This Clinton playbook is so old: admit a minor infraction, drag out the investigation, then declare it "old news" because we have "more important issues to deal with."  Now stop asking about my email.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Report the narrative - retract later

The Hill: "Benghazi panel talking point proven false."
The claim that the Benghazi committee had been in existence longer than any other special investigation committee was incorrectly reported by The Hill as well as The New York Times, ABC News and other media outlets.
Of course it was.  By the way, I was reading a story on a local newspaper web site and there was an opening sentence about people lining up for event being "cued" up.  I sent an email to the journalist - Masters of Journalism from Columbia - and it was quietly changed to "queued" sometime later.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Obamacare, cure thyself

Hit and Run: "Obamacare's Biggest Government-Backed Non-Profit Insurer Is Shutting Down."  "While some of Obamacare's co-ops may survive, it seems likely, given their generally precarious finances, that several more will eventually cease operations, and that taxpayers will ultimately end up shortchanged on much of the "loan" money that was used to help start the program."  Of course.

There's a reason for that

Here's Chris Cillizza in the Washington Post, trying to be funny I assume: "Trust in the media is at an all-time low.  That's a terrible thing for all of us."  And by "us" I assume he means him and all his left-wing mouthpiece in the incurably liberal media.

What's most interesting about this poll is that independents are now in the same camp as Republicans while Democrats, who benefit from a biased press, think the media is mostly OK.

Monday, September 28, 2015

All the world a victim

Hot Air: "Elizabeth Warren launches the Big Pander to #BlackLivesMatter."

Warren is the perfect mouthpiece for the BLM movement because it dovetails with her economic message that there is no such thing as personal responsibility.  (Oh you took out a third mortgage and lost it all at the track?  Damn those bankers!)  I read her entire speech and it's wrapped in the soothing message that nothing is ever your fault.

You would think that - maybe just for the sake of variety - Warren could urge the reformation of the African-American family where 72% of kids are born without a father, leading to instability, poverty and crime.  At least that's what this dude told me a couple years ago:
The absence of fathers is important, [this dude] continued, because "children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and 20 times more likely to end up in prison."

Extra - Daily Beast: "Black Lives Matter is living in the past."

Sunday, September 27, 2015

I'm just a girl - tee hee!

Doug Ross: "Symphony of lies: Hillary Clinton’ Startlingly Awful Performance on Meet The Press."

There's a lot of retread here but one thing that stood out is that Hillary is now claiming she's not a technical expert and depended on others to do that science-stuff.  Who did she depend on?  Brian Pagliano who has taken the Fifth.  How convenient.