NOAA CLIMATE LUNATICS EXPOSED!!!!!!

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It seems like eons ago since the last time I posted anything regarding our climate.  And, what I’m about to post isn’t going to be news to many of the readers here.  Still, as I’m now cross-posting to my Facebook page, sort of, I may reach more readers and cause more people to know the absolute charade “climate science” has become. 

Today, Breitbart has this ….. my bold …..

H. Sterling Burnett: Climategate Redux! NOAA Scientists Fudge, Lose Data

To paraphrase the immortal words of Britney Spears, “Oops, climate scientists did it again!”

The award-winning scientist responsible for creating, collecting, and maintaining the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) data archive, John Bates, recently disclosed leading NOAA’s climate scientists violated the agency’s rules, rushing to publication data which had yet to be tested and confirmed in order to influence the outcome of the Paris climate negotiations in 2015.

In a second breach of agency protocol, the scientists involved, led by Tom Karl, failed to properly archive and store their datasets for testing and public disclosure.

Subsequently, some of the original datasets were lost when the computer used to process the data suffered a complete failure.

Karl, et al.’s 2015 “pause busting” research purported to show, contrary to every temperature dataset in existence at the time, Earth had not experienced an 18-year pause in rising temperatures, claiming instead everyone else’s data had been wrong and temperatures had continued to rise at an alarming rate right along with carbon-dioxide levels. As Bates put it, Karl’s team put their “thumb on the scale” to produce the results they wanted.

Much of the climate science community became suspicious of Karl’s claims over the months after the study was released, when it was discovered in the words of David Rose in the Daily Mail, “[Karl, et al.] took reliable readings from buoys but then ‘adjusted’ them upwards – using readings from seawater intakes on ships that act as weather stations … even though readings from the ships have long been known to be too hot.” As a result, the ocean temperature dataset used by Karl exaggerated the warming.

When you take good data and mix it with bad data and then average it, you no more produce reliable results than adding muddy river water to purified bottle water produces safe drinking water.

Karl’s actions show climate scientists wedded to the theory humans are causing catastrophic climate change learned nothing from the Climategate scandal of 2009. In Climategate, hacked e-mail exchanges between prominent climate scientists advising world leaders on climate policy exposed the scientists behaving badly.

The scientists involved used a “trick” to remove inconvenient data from their datasets to “hide the decline,” in a critical set of proxy temperatures. In addition, the e-mails showed they collaborated to persecute and have fired an editor of a prominent climate science journal who allowed articles questioning the extent of humanity’s role in global warming to be published.

The e-mails also showed the scientists actively sought to avoid releasing their taxpayer-funded data to other researchers and government bodies with oversight responsibility for testing and confirmation.

In the aftermath of the Climategate scandal, in order to ensure scientific integrity and regain the public’s trust, scientific bodies called on scientists to allow access to their raw data, assumptions, methodologies, and software and to promptly and completely respond to all Freedom of Information Act and government requests for information.

Karl and his team not only violated NOAA’s own protocols, they also ignored all the suggestions made by the scientific community to improve transparency and accountability for research. When the U.S. House of Representatives’ House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, the committee with oversight over federally funded research, requested and eventually subpoenaed NOAA’s documentation for its pause-busting claims, NOAA refused to turn over all the materials requested, citing concerns about confidentiality and the integrity of the scientific process. New investigations are being launched into NOAA’s research in light of Bates’ disclosures.

Read the rest at the link above.

Ahh, good times, good times!!!!  This is yet another example of why I’ve totally lost interest in the climate debate.  None of the data is real.  The people in charge of collecting, storing, and providing the data either eliminate the data which contradicts their world view, or they simply manipulate it to where it isn’t even close to reality. 

To date, none of the temperature gathering institutions can demonstrate any veracity towards their stated notions on a “global temperature”.  From NOAA, to GISS, to HADCrut, none of them can show any accuracy in determining a “global temp”.  Even the satellite people, UAH, and RSS can’t demonstrate any accuracy.  It’s all farcical. 

More importantly, none of them can show a proper historical context and relationship to today’s readings towards any notion of a global time in our history.  It simply cannot be done.  It wasn’t until the mid-2000s that we even got some actual temp readings from our oceans of any relevant coverage.  This earth’s surface is mostly water, and we are just now starting to get actual ocean surface temp readings with any sort of distribution and coverage.  WTF are we talking about “global warming” when there is no context to an actual global temperature of our past?  It’s all sophistry, based upon a hypothetical notion, taken as fact by a bunch of lunatics.  Anyone doubting this are free to peruse my archived posts.  At least in my mind, I’ve adequately demonstrated what I’ve just commented above.  When the historical context is simplified and boiled down to its base, this is the only conclusion a rational person can have. 

There are too many problems to have any degree of precision or even accuracy to overcome. 

Land temperatures …….. well, golly, we don’t have the same temp stations as we did say 70 years ago.  Sure, we have some which are the same, but, we have many which are not.  Even the thermometers are not the same, and they don’t measure temperature the same.  But, even if they did, it wouldn’t be right because the land area surrounding the thermometers are not the same.  Of course, all of this is known, but, the lunatics have convinced themselves and many other people that they can create a formula which makes allowances for such incongruences.  But, you can’t, because the incongruences are not the same.  It’s supreme idiocy and hubris to believe one can do so.  

What?  Because a tree ring looked one way and an actual thermometer looks differently today we can be sure we have “global warming”?  Are we f’n serious?!?!?!?!?!?!?!  Get real.  Oh, wait!!!!  I know!!!!!!  We have sediment!!!!  Which, of course, in no way presents any sort of global coverage, but, ….. hey!!!  We can average a couple of centuries and know the last 2 years were the hottest evuh!!!!!  What idiot believes that?

But, then, we still don’t have good thermometer coverage in 3 continents of the world, so, there’s that.  And, again, we have no good historical reference for most of our surface temps because, well, ……. oceans!!!!!!!  What sort of stupid thinks 10% of something means 100% of the same something is trending in the same manner of the 10%, especially with something as dynamic as temperature?

But, that brings me to the satellite temps.  They actually have the same problem, except more acutely, as one of the land temps.  That is to say, their measuring devices are not the same.  The way they interpret their measuring devices are not the same.  They continually revise their interpretations, meaning, what we’ve taken for fact from the satellites today, will be done away with tomorrow, yet, they’ve somehow managed to make people believe they can make apples to apples comparisons with the satellite readings we have today with the satellite readings we had 35 years ago.  Sure you can, buddy, sure.  Now, just slip into this nice white jacket with the funny sleeves and everything will be okay.  No, no, the belts make the outfit!!!!  Don’t worry about the belts!!!! 

It’s a farce.  It’s always been a farce.  Happily, I believe because of Trump’s election the farce will become more and more well known.  Indeed, this story about NOAA has reached a much larger audience than the Climate-gate emails ever did.  I believe very soon most people will come to regard the climate lunatics in the same way they now regard the “doomsday clock” “scientists”.     

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The Winds Of Change Are Still Blowing …… And, It’s Going To Be A Huge Tempest!!!!!

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So, it’s been a while since I wrote anything.  That’s mostly because I’ve been watching, and thinking. 

With the resignation of Gen. Flynn, there’s volumes to write.  Is there a new enemy against the populist movement?

From what I can gather, Gen. Flynn violated no law.  What he did wrong was that his tight lips undermined his effectiveness and credibility.  He inadvertently made the US VP look bad.  Without credibility, he had to go.  The leaks of his conversations could have only come from what some people call the “deep state”, or, I’ll just call the “intelligence community”.  For this post, I’ll call it the IC.  But, is this a new enemy?  No, not really.  Even in the IC there are establishment people, leftards, and RINOs.  Further, I believe this attack on Flynn probably has less to do with Trump, and more to do with some people who Flynn pissed off in his own past. 

Now, sure, the media was giddy with this, but, they could do nothing without the leaks.  Personally, I don’t give a darn if he did discuss sanctions with Russia or not.  It ranks right up there with Conway endorsing Ivanka’s products on my give-a-damn meter.  One of the many reasons Trump was elected is because many of us wish for better relations with Russia. 

Now, we all knew the establishment people wouldn’t just roll over and play dead.  But, they’ll have to come around to the new realities the people are making.  Even the people in the IC. 

In the picture above, the two people in the center have already helped make new realities in their respective countries, and, indeed, helped make new realities in each other’s countries.  The two people on the extreme left and right will help make new realities in their respective countries; Marine Le Pen, and Geert Wilders.  France and the Netherlands!

It won’t be easy.  Indeed, it will be downright nasty.  Wilders’ Party for Freedom is expected to “win” his election.  That is to say, his party will get the most votes.  But, it won’t be by a large enough margin to actually run the nation.  But, winning this one is the first step.  It may be that other parties may form a government simply on the basis that they oppose Wilders.  But, if that does happen, it will be very short lived.  If Wilders and the Party for Freedom continue their path, they will inevitably be placed to form a government. 

Marine Le Pen, while leading the polls in a crowded field, is expected to lose in the runoff.  But, that’s for now.  I’m certain recent events in Paris will give her a great boost. And, she’s already on it!

Le Pen Blasts French Govt ‘Paralysis’ over Paris Riots

I think, Le Pen will surprise people much like the Brexit surprised and Trump surprised.  If that occurs, or, even if Wilders is able to form a government, then, the fall of the EU is eminent!  That would be great news for all Europeans!  (Except for the pigs suckling at the teats of the commoners.) 

But, why is this good news for Americans?  Why should I concern myself with the goings on of peoples separated from us by an ocean?  Because as the people pictured above feed from each other, so too, do our “establishment” would be rulers.  As it is today, all establishment politicians and bureaucrats, regardless of what nation they hail from, are globalists.  And, they feed off of each other, as well. 

Let me put it in a different way …….. what would the “global warming” idiocy be without an EU?  Significantly neutered.  What would this idiotic desire to have immigrants from an area constantly embroiled in war, conflict, terrorism and barbarism be without the EU?  Significantly diminished. 

Now, I’m not saying the EU caused this.  I am saying, though, the establishment (regardless of where they are from) globalists caused those messes, and many, many more.  And, yes, both the global warming idiocy and the unfettered immigration has caused innumerable crimes against humanity.

Even the notion and active pursuit of a global one-order world causes crimes against humanity.  A globalist must hate and oppose any nationalist nation.  This is why the left has sudden angst towards Russia.  When Russia was the USSR (communism is a form of globalism, both of which are totalitarian), they hated the nationalist USA.  Now, the globalist establishment of the US hate the nationalist Russia.  

I keep seeing it stated that Russia is our biggest adversary.  I wonder how?  They certainly don’t compete with the US economically.  As far as I can see, they’ve no intention nor desire to invade the US —- that was the communists, not the nationalist Russians.  Nor, do I believe they have any viable way of doing so in the near and far future.  ….. well, I could probably give them a roadmap to becoming an economic competitor to the US in a few decades, but, I wouldn’t do it and no one would listen, anyway.  We’ve no natural conflict/competiveness with the Russians as people.  There are many instances where historically there were natural conflicts/competiveness such as the Germans and the French, or the Indians and Chinese, Spartans and Athenians ……. and so on.  But, the US and Russia?  The only adversarial relationship there is ….. our establishment lunatics are globalists, Russia isn’t. 

The ouster of Flynn is the first shot fired in the struggle.  The power and commitment to the POTUS is in high question, and thus, so too, is the power and commitment to the US Constitution. 

People, the fight has just begun. 

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The Super Bowl!!!! And How It Is Like Our Fight Against The Left!!!!

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Well, I’m late writing this.  But …….

It was kinda nice, watching the Super Bowl as a basically unbiased observer.  Sure, I don’t like the NE Patriots, any real football fan doesn’t like the Pats, other than the Pats’ fans.  I’m a Cowboy/Dolphin fan, anyone else, well, I’m  no fan.  The Falcons so rarely matter, I never really developed a dislike for them.  But, then, there were some of the leftist lunatics mad at the owner, coach and quarterback, because they are Trump supporters, so, that balanced my dislike for the Patriots as a team. 

To be honest, I thought the Pats were going to lose after the last Falcon score.  And, they should have ……. more on that in a bit.

The Falcons started off okay, as did the Pats.  But, it was early.  My perspective of the 1st qrt was that both offenses were feeling out the defenses who were playing really well.  Throughout the 1st half I was struck by the speed and ferocity of the Falcon defense.  Man!!!!  They were flying to the ball and hitting!  Their fantastic offense started to click in the 2nd qrt.  The Pat offense was doing alright, except that they would bog down as they were getting close to scoring range. 

Towards the end of the 1st half is what did it for me ……. look at the player in the lower left.  He had just intercepted Brady and took it for a score!  But, not before he started prancing and showboating before he actually crossed the goal line, giving the Falcons a 21-0 lead.  Then …… then was the moment I want the Pats to win.  And, I also thought to myself, man, that guy is setting himself up for some real disappointment.  He’s in the Super Bowl, playing against a very good team, and a very good coach with an amazing track record ……. shouldn’t be counting his chickens ….  21 points?  Sure, that’s never happened in a Super Bowl, but, it does happen often enough in the NFL, and that’s Brady and Belichick over there.  Sure, I don’t “like” them, but, I sure as heck respect what they’ve accomplished over their careers. 

When the Pats drove for a field goal late in the 1st half, I thought ….. well, this could be a game.   In fact, I was willing to bet it was going to be a good game.  Why?  Because, time is a SOB.  The Falcon’s only had 4 drives in the 1st half.  That’s because of the interception, and the Pat’s late FG.  After the FG, there was only time for a return, and nothing else.  Indeed, their offense didn’t touch the ball for the last 8:55 of the 1st half.  Their 4 drives consisted of 4 plays, 5, 5, and 5 plays.  While the Pats were struggling to put points on the board, their drives were 3, 9, 5, 3, 12, 11 plays. 

Now, the Falcons, on their 2nd possession of the 2nd half did put together an impressive drive of their own, to go up 28-3.  I thought, then, well, maybe that’s too much for even the Pats to overcome.  Brady and team did score a TD on the very next possession, but, they missed the extra-point, and they took a lot of time getting there.  And, the failed onside-kick try all but cemented their demise.  The score was 28-9, with only 2 minutes left in the 3rd qtr.  But, their defense held, and forced the Falcons to punt at the start of the 4th qtr.  Again, the Pats made an impressive drive, only to fall short of the goal line, and had to settle for another field-goal.  But, if you watched for the same thing I was watching, you would have seen it ….. I said to myself, “man, those guys (the Falcon defense) are gassed”.  Even though there weren’t any penalties on the drive you could see their defense simply grabbing the Pats trying to hold on and keep up.  The penalties would come later.  Still, the score was 28-12 and only 9:44 left in the game.  It should have been the Falcons’ game.  All they had to do was ………..

Well, first and foremost, as anyone would tell you, hold on to the ball, don’t turn it over.  And, well, on a 3rd and one, running the ball would seem a better option, especially with the good running game the Falcons have.  But, it wasn’t what the Falcons decided to do.  They would try to pass for the first down.  But, they didn’t get a chance to pass the ball, Ryan was sacked and fumbled in the process.  Now, this wasn’t the dumbest play call in the history of the Super Bowl, that would come later in the game, but, it was a pretty stupid call.  If one is going to pass, trying to gain one yard, then, make it a quick one with a very short drop-back.  Instead, the Pats took the ball, and 5 plays later, they scored a TD and also a two-point conversion, making the game 28-20 with right at 6 minutes left in the game.  That’s when one just knew the Pats were going to win it!

On the Falcons’ very next possession, they put up a very quick drive and was in easy scoring position.  I thought this was “game over”.  All Atlanta had to do was kick a field goal and with 4 minutes left, it would be almost impossible for NE to catch up.  Did I mention that keeping the ball in the field of play keeps the clock ticking and an incomplete pass stops the clock?  At this point, every one watching, even the Falcons knew they had to keep the ball, and keep that clock ticking, and simply score.  Even a field goal would put the game essentially out of reach of the surging Patriots.  And, then, the stupidest play call in the history of the Super Bowl occurred —- another deep drop pass play by the Falcons.  This time, however, Ryan didn’t fumble, he just lost 12 yards.  Making their erstwhile FG attempt much more difficult, but, still very makeable.  (about a 53 yard attempt)  The Falcons then continued with their implosion by a holding penalty, and taking themselves completely out of field goal range.  Still, they had another play, it was 3rd down.  And, they were at the Pats’ 45 yard-line.  A few more yards and they would be back in FG range.  Instead, they tried another pass, and didn’t complete it, stopping the clock.  Had they simply ran the ball, kept the clock moving, or forcing the Pats to burn their time-outs, and kicked the FG, it, most likely, would have been too much for the Pats to overcome.  So, not only did the Falcons fail to kick the easy FG, they also failed to manage the clock.  And, they did this after a 1st and 10 at the Pats 22 yard line.  That’s no easy feat!!!! 

Well, the rest, as they say, is history.  The Pats got the ball back with 3 1/2 minutes left in the game.  I think by this time, every one knew that was plenty of time for Brady and team.  The only question was if they could score another 2 pt conversion.  I’m sure it has happened before, but, I don’t recall another team making 2 2 pt conversions in the same game.  But, the Pats did on Sunday.  Then it came to the coin-toss for the overtime.  BTW, I hate the OT rules.  It seems to me, especially in the Super Bowl, each team should have the same opportunities, it shouldn’t come down to a coin-toss.  I think they should simply play an additional quarter.  If they are still tied at the end, keep doing it until they’re not tied at the end a quarter.  But, the rules in place, or the rules I believe we should have wouldn’t have made any difference in this game.  It was over as soon as the Pats won the coin toss. 

While I’ll never be a Patriot fan, I have to tip my hat to them.  Sure, they had help from the stupidest play call in the history of the Super Bowl, but, they persevered, and then conquered.   They played the game well, showed great composure, overcame adversity, and won against overwhelming odds. 

By now, readers should be seeing some parallels with the recent presidential election.  What were Trump’s odds right before the election?  Consider the bottom two pics above.  Dancing and prancing before reaching the goal line ….. and the figuratively “spiking the football” before the election was over. 

But, as the upper-right pic demonstrates, the election isn’t over for the leftards.  The pic is from the Berkeley riot when the lunatics stopped Milo from speaking.  It seems their outrage knows no bounds.  Smile  Just like it seemed the Falcons were unstoppable. 

You see, we all know there are limits to rage.  Indeed, conservatives know this all too well.  Some leftards are worrying about this, too.  Politico wrote an article fretting about it …..

The Democrats face up to their Trump problem
The base is eager to protest the president, but elected leaders worry about outrage fatigue.

Democrats don’t know how long they’ll be able to keep up the pace of protests against President Donald Trump — and they’re worried Trump and his team are counting on them to run out of energy before the White House does.

Two weeks into the Trump administration, party leaders have already reached a frantic, fevered pitch, throwing around talk of constitutional crisis and raising the specter of impeachment. ……..

Heh!!!  The “specter of impeachment” gives me the giggles!  Pop quiz for the leftards!!!!!  Where do the articles of impeachment originate?  Where would the impeachment be tried?

I really, really, really do hope they pursue this avenue.  It’s called “outrage fatigue”.  After being outraged for extended periods of time, gaining nothing, one simply resigns themselves to not being happy about whatever is happening and goes on about their life as best they can. 

Today, we are in the same position as the Patriots and the Falcons.  The left is exhausted.  This is why you see some of the most inane bs being tossed about.  They’re grabbing at anything they can, just trying to hold on and keep up.  Here are 16 fake news stories attacking Trump and team since he took office.  Mind you, it’s a dated article, it was 2 days ago, I’m sure there are more since.  Their desperation has become amusing.  Better, each time they run with this BS (equate that to a defensive holding call) they lose more credibility (equate that to the offense moving forward from the penalty).  Further, our defense is rested, alert, and able. 

Of course, this is the dilemma for the left.  The right (as we call it) likes to present reasoned and civil arguments, if not dispassionate. That’s what many of us like to do.  The left, OTOH, is almost entirely emotive.  I’m not saying there are no smart and reasoning leftists, there are.  But, that’s just not what they do.  That’s not how they make their hay.  It is, with them, always a play upon the heartstrings, outrage, and emotive responses.  They have no defense, only an offense.  Once the offense is stifled, then, they’ve nothing left. 

Sure, we’ll always have with us the people who bankroll the faux outrage.  But, each day, it becomes more and more obvious to the people.  And, each day, the people become more and more fatigued with the outrage.  At some point in the very near future, if team Trump and conservatives stay the course, most of this noise goes away.  Then, the adults can have a conversation without all that background noise, and we can finally rid ourselves of the left/right paradigm.

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Oh FFS!!!!!!! Because This Is Journalism!!!!! To The Fact Checkers, Batman!!!!!!

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Sorry for all of this, but, it was necessary to demonstrate the depths our “journalists” have fallen to.

So, the ever pertinent NY Slimes had an article out about Trump …….

At night, Trump moves through the residence in a bathrobe, with Keith Schiller as only aide who occasionally pops up https://t.co/4sFV11e2Jo

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 6, 2017

“When Mr. Trump is not watching television in his bathrobe or on his phone reaching out to old campaign hands and advisers,” they report, “he will sometimes set off to explore the unfamiliar surroundings of his new home.”

For some idiotic reason, people picked up on this.  So much so, … well, I’ll let Twitchy tell this story ….

The detail about Trump wearing a bathrobe so enthralled the media that Press Secretary Sean Spicer addressed it during a brief press gaggle on Air Force One Monday, saying that as far as he knew, President Trump doesn’t own a bathrobe.

Media then goes full stupid and tries to call Spicer out because of the decades old photos (such as the one above) showing Trump in a bathrobe.  (Click on the Twitchy link for examples of members of the media “fact-checking” Spicer’s comment.)

Wha ….. How pathetic and small ….. Who are these …… When were these …….

Truly, the LSM has a mental deraignment regarding all things Trump. 

No one gives two sh*ts about whether or not Trump owns a bathrobe.  A 30 y/o picture doesn’t prove Trump owns a bathrobe today.  Idiots.  It is possible Trump doesn’t keep Mr. Spicer abreast of his private evening attire.   

WTF is wrong with these lunatics?  These people have entirely discredited themselves.  These supposed “journalists” aren’t worthy of a WordPress blog.  They have the mental and emotional capacity of a pre-teen. 

The only redeeming occurrence from all of this mental deraignment is that the people will finally all recognize the LSM is nothing but a collective of leftist hacks pretending to inform, while intentionally misinforming the people.  It’s all but over.  And, from the ashes, something new will come.   

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Leftists, Once Again, Show Their True Cowardly Colors At Berkeley ……

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Milo was entirely correct when he stated ….

“One thing we do know for sure: the Left is absolutely terrified of free speech and will do literally anything to shut it down.”

What a disgusting display of people not worthy of the name “human”. 

Here is a rolling account of the events at Berkeley, last night.  Keep in mind, that is in now way a complete account of what happened.  Here’s some more accounts of the violence.

For some background, a Breitbart editor, Milo Yiannopoulos, has gone on what he called the “Dangerous Faggot” tour of American and Brit universities.  Now, mind you, this fellow describes himself, in part, as a internet troll.  The whole point, other than selling a book, is that freedom of speech is about people being able to say things which offend people.  I entirely agree. 

Now, those of us who ever took part in the climate wars already knew and understood that the left despises alternate opinions.  We already knew they were the most intolerant SOBs which have ever walked this planet. 

I have no idea what particular part of Milo’s spiel the leftards object to.  I’ve often seen them describe his talks as “hate speech”, but, I’ve never seen them give examples of the supposed “hate speech”.  But, that doesn’t matter.  For myself, I’m much more happy to engage and debate someone I disagree with, rather than trying to silence them.  But, then, I have the confidence to do so. 

I can’t imagine what sort of person of poor character and poor intellect these rioters must be.  They are so sure they are correct in their position they are willing to do violence against anyone who disagrees with them, but, not sure enough to engage in a civil debate where people can exchange views.  I think even less of the people cheering them on …… from the safety of the internet. 

Irony isn’t even the word when people describe these lunatics as “anti-fascists”.  I can only assume these people don’t know what the word “fascist” means.  Milo Yiannopoulos is probably many things, fascist is probably not one of them.  But, then, every one who disagrees with a leftard is deemed either, fascist or a Nazi, so, there’s that. 

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Meet Our Next SC Justice ….. Neil Gorsuch

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From what I can tell, Trump will announce this tonight.  And from what I can tell, he’s a pretty darn good replacement for one of the greatest SC Justices ever to sit on the bench.

I’m told he’s a strict “textualist”, that the words written mean exactly what was written.  ….. well, here, read.

I’m certain we’ll find more to read about Judge Gorsuch in the very near future, but, from what I can tell, he’s an excellent pick!  And, he’s only 50 years old.

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Meme Of The Day!!!!!!!

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Heh!

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Bye Felicia!!!!!!! Swamp Draining At Foggy Bottom!!!!!!! And More!!!!!

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Well, well, well, CNN actually got something right!!!!!

WaPo had reported that all senior State staff resigned, today.  No, really!!!!!

The State Department’s entire senior administrative team just resigned

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s job running the State Department just got considerably more difficult. The entire senior level of management officials resigned Wednesday, part of an ongoing mass exodus of senior Foreign Service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era.

Turns out, our Fake News Media, aka LSM can’t help but put out fake news!  It’s what they do. 

Oddly, CNN was there to set the record straight.

Trump administration asks top State Department officials to leave

Washington (CNN)Two senior administration officials said Thursday that the Trump administration told four top State Department management officials that their services were no longer needed as part of an effort to “clean house” at Foggy Bottom.

Patrick Kennedy, who served for nine years as the undersecretary for management, Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Consular Affairs Joyce Anne Barr and Michele Bond, and Ambassador Gentry Smith, director of the Office for Foreign Missions, were sent letters by the White House that their service was no longer required, the sources told CNN.

Yes, apparently, WaPo believes the entire senior administrative team at the State Dept is populated by four people.

I guess lying liars gotta lie.

Still if you look at the names, you may find some relief.  Pat Kennedy has been a huge failure since I can remember. 

Also, …..

Victoria Nuland, the State Department’s assistant secretary for Europe, was also not asked to stay on.

Now, most of us can remember that name as she was instrumental in the Ukraine debacle which ended with Russia essentially annexing Crimea and a lot of innocent people dying.  But, it seems to me I recall her in some other untoward events, I just can’t recall the specifics at this moment. 

Look, yes, they all have lots and lots of experience.  But, if what they provide is in conflict with the aims of the current administration, then, they have to go.  We’re all better for it.  And, as I note, there are at least a couple who needed to go, if not in handcuffs. 

Bonus ……

LATEST: U.S. Border Patrol Chief Resigns

In the end, it doesn’t matter to me if team Trump asked them to leave or if they’re leaving in protest.  It’s still the same swamp being drained.

If you can’t act in the interests of the US or if you can’t or don’t wish to abide by and enforce US law, then, you have no business working in the Federal government.  Get out of our offices!  And, don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!  Or, bye Felicia!!!!

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So, This Is What Winning Is Like!!???!!!??!!!??

The pace of Trump’s actions is head-spinning.  And, they are wonderful!!!!!!

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I’ve never once had the occasion to read an executive order and be enthralled by the writing, until now!!!!!!

Read Trump’s order to BUILD THAT WALL!!!!! 

Read Trump’s order to enforce our immigration laws!!!!!!!

Bonus win!!!!!!  Trump tells the EPA to STFU for now!!!!

Bonus win!!!!!!  Trump okays Keystone and Dakota pipelines!!!!!!

Another thing I have never seen ……. a newly elected president acting so quickly on making good on his campaign promises. 

Even if one doesn’t agree with all of his actions, all must acknowledge his speed and effort towards fulfilling his promises.  It’s quite refreshing!

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No Catchy Signs In Men’s March!!!!1111111111

The Men’s March Against Fascism didn’t have nearly as many signs. pic.twitter.com/Kb6jRGGPgS

— Andy Swan (@AndySwan) January 23, 2017

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On an aside, while we were living in Germany, my dad struck up a conversation with an old German soldier and commented on how quickly the Germans took France in WWII ….. “days and nights” as my dad put it.  The old German soldier corrected my dad …… he said it was only the days …… in the nights, they were doing the French women.  I’m paraphrasing, of course.

That’s none of my business, but, I oddly thought it relevant to the latest women’s march. 

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