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Tom Bowler
Nashua, New Hampshire
As a pragmatic libertarian, I believe that government's most important duty is to protect the constitutional rights of the individual.
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SBW, I find that to be accurate I have to insert it regularly in AP articles. It's so heartening to know that you do that. If there are any other news editors that correct AP articles the way you do, they seem quite reluctant to admit it. Kudos to you.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Taylor Testimony Damaging at JustOneMinute
Great American Thinker article, rse. But then, oddly enough: Historically, when faced with a Project Veritas video, the firemen reflexively discredited O'Keefe. Without evidence, they would accuse him of doctoring the video, cite his (bogus) arrest record, and, if need be, call him a racist. I'll be damned. First time I've ever seen our side use that phrase. Maybe I just lead too sheltered a life.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Taylor Testimony Damaging at JustOneMinute
Taylor testimony damaging, or so says Fox News' Chris Wallace. Wishful thinking on the part of Chris Wallace. I first recognized Wallace as a NeverTrumper during the first Fox News Sunday program after Trump tweeted about Obama wire tapping him at Trump Tower. Wallace went after some Trump administration guest asking how could Trump say that without any evidence. "Without any evidence" and variations of that phrase are only ever used when the reporting is about something Trump has said. It's been deployed all over the news nowadays in to contradict the obvious implication that Joe and Hunter Biden engaged in unethical or illegal activities to make a fortune off of Burisma. Burisma paid millions to the Bidens, ostensibly for Hunter's services on the board of directors, but in reality for the influence Joe could bring in directing billions in foreign aid to Ukraine, some of which would flow to Burisma, and also Joe's power to shield Burisma from criminal investigation -- which he publicly bragged about doing. So what does it mean when the media, singing in harmony, says there is absolutely no evidence of impropriety on the part of the Bidens? First, it means there are mountains of evidence of corruption that the media have no intention of ever investigating, much less reporting. Second, it sends a signal to anyone in the media who values continued employment, don't go there. Just ask Amy Robach or Ashley Bianco.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Taylor Testimony Damaging at JustOneMinute
LOL, Jane!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Must See TV? at JustOneMinute
Agreed, Jane! Nunes is great, but I'm not watching any of this charade. Are you?
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Must See TV? at JustOneMinute
Henry, Per your 12:22 link, I'd be willing to bet that the growing opposition to the hearings among Democrats is because they think it's bad strategy, not because of any concern over fairness or whether or not there is an impeachable offense.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Must See TV? at JustOneMinute
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/analysis-democrats-have-a-col-vindman-problem This article, linked by both Clarice and Miss M. last night, includes this truly astonishing quote: In the words of the Washington Post, Vindman was "deeply troubled by what he interpreted as an attempt by the president to subvert U.S. foreign policy." I won't pay to read the WaPo so I haven't gone to the source, but I can't imagine York misquoting it. There's just no end to the arrogance of these bastards.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Sunday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
Finally, George is selling a product (his secure social media hosting platform) so be "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts". Posted by: clarice | November 04, 2019 at 07:58 AM Clarice, I think the more accurate proverb is, "Beware of Geeks bearing gifts." :)
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2019 on Saturday Afternoon Open Thread at JustOneMinute
Nytol.
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2019 on She Had A Plan at JustOneMinute
I'll be chuckling about that for days.
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2019 on She Had A Plan at JustOneMinute
That is beautiful, Ignatz. I don't have a dog, but if I did... I'd get him the Hellfire Smoked Training Treats.
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2019 on She Had A Plan at JustOneMinute
Unfortunately, writing the wrong story is not the book's only flaw. Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Libertarian Leanings
rse, I found PUK on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvU0743MDOg
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2019 on Here We Go Again at JustOneMinute
I'm interested in the outcome of the Canadian election today, since I read a prediction somewhere that Pelosi won't bring MCA to a vote if Trudeau wins, burying it instead. Presumably a conservative PM is expected to get the Canadian Parliament to move on it while Trudeau is waiting for the US Congress to pass it. Supposedly, if Trudeau remains in office Pelosi will be better able to resist passing it thus preventing a win for Trump. And a win for the American people. She is such a dirt bag. Heading off grid for at least the rest of the day.
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2019 on Waiting On BoJo at JustOneMinute
From Miss M's 6:36 American Thinker article: I resent the hell out of the fact that everyone in the executive branch of government, and senior military officers loyal to Obama and not the American people, just brazenly lied about it and figured we the people wouldn’t notice, and wouldn’t remember. That's the one sentence I disagree with. I think Obama, Hillary, and the rest sincerely believed the tipping point had been achieved. I think they, especially Hillary, were right up in our faces with the message, "Yeah, we're lying. What do you think you're going to do about it?"
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2019 on Waiting On BoJo at JustOneMinute
Bo Jackson had the strength of Earl Campbell and Jim Brown and the speed of OJ, but when he needed them he also had the moves of Walter Peyton. And on top of that he was a pretty decent receiver too. One of the great 'what might have beens'. Posted by: The Infamous Ignatz | October 20, 2019 at 04:17 PM In the 1989 MLB All Star Game Bo Jackson and Wade Boggs hit back to back homeruns. Bo didn't just play the game, he was an All Star. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVYFdmvi5QA
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2019 on Waiting On BoJo at JustOneMinute
I think you're right about the Dems wanting to avoid an impeachment trial, Miss M. I imagine Mitch McConnell put the fear of god into 'em when he said a Senate trial might go on for six weeks or so. Pelosi is such a dirt bag. It will be a joy to watch her squirm as the impeachment charade blows up in her face.
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2019 on Waiting On BoJo at JustOneMinute
Thanks Kev and MR. :)
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2019 on Waiting On BoJo at JustOneMinute
if we think Obama's imperial presidency was bad, hoo boy. we aint seen nuthin. The separation of powers has not protected us citizens particularly well. When Roberts bent over backwards (maybe not backwards) to call the ObamaCare penalty a tax, he was finding ways to empower congress, not protect the people. A Democrat in the White House collaborates with a Democrat congress to rip off the tax payers. We've already witnessed the runaway Executive Branch, first when the CIA sent Joseph Wilson off to Africa on a mission that was ultimately employed to take down George W. Bush with the investigation into who in the White House outed Valerie Plame in revenge. They already knew it was Armitage. Then once again we saw Mueller investigation right out of the same playbook, and even with many of the same players, but this time it was about Russian Collusion. The failure of impeachment won't be anywhere near the tragedy of failing to prosecute the rampant corruption. Congress devotes all of its energies and resources to getting reelected and staying in power. All legislation is aimed at that -- you could argue that it should be -- and no legislation is taken up that puts reelection at risk. No statesmanship whatever. I've mentioned this briefly before, but there is a massive black market in influence and money laundering made up of foundations, lobbyists, corporations, and think tanks that offer both immediate and deferred compensation on a mind boggling level. A couple billion for Hunter Biden, a sojourn at Lockheed Martin for James Comey that netted him millions, a stint at Fanny Mae for Jamie Gorelick to the tune of $26 million, just to name a very few. It is a massive network that influences, congress, presidents (but not this one), the administrative state, the media, and I've probably left out a bunch. None of these people have any incentive to consider the voters and taxpayers, since the taxpayers are not the ones paying them the big bucks. Taxpayers and voters are the audience to be manipulated according to the visions of the paymasters, for lack of a better word.
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2019 on Waiting On BoJo at JustOneMinute
Trump trolls the donks by being incredibly gracious whenever one of their worthless operatives stops fogging a mirror; which drives the insanity even higher. Good observation, CH. Trump is the master troll. And I like that turn of phrase, "whenever one of their worthless operatives stops fogging a mirror." Perfectly captures the uselessness of the dems.
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2019 on Waiting On BoJo at JustOneMinute
The other interesting poll referenced by Miss M, the Hill-HarrisX Poll, showed 32% of African-American men supporting Trump. That's just the beginning of the bad news for Democrats. The article linked above claims overwhelmingly African-American support for the generic Democrat, 85% to 15%, over Trump. According to this article, Trump got only 8% of the African-American vote in 2016, so according to Hill-HarrisX, support for Trump has almost doubled since then. But the news for Democrats is much worse than that. The Hill-HarrisX Poll sampled 69 men vs. 141 women. By simple arithmetic, doubling the number of men to 138 vs 141 women, and doubling the support for Trump from 22 to 44, the support for Trump goes to 19% among African-Americans. According the this article, voting by African-Americans went 63.7% of women vs. 54.2% of men. So, doubling of the numbers for African-American men is not so far out of line. Last year VDH wrote that if Trump gets 20% of the black vote, Democrats are toast. It's still early, but it does look like toast is on the menu in November 2020.
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2019 on Here We Go On Whatever. at JustOneMinute
If there was ever any doubt, Fox News Sunday has dispelled it. Its transition to fake news is complete. This morning Chris Wallace raised the issue of the Braun Research Poll linked by Miss M at 9:49, but neglected to mention that Trump called them out on the oversampling of Democrats. Gallup has the party affiliation at 31% Democrat, 29% Republican, and 38% Independent, while 48% of the Braun poll respondents were Democrats.
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2019 on Here We Go On Whatever. at JustOneMinute
Dammit, that Halperin article is almost two years old. Posted by: Captain Hate | October 12, 2019 at 10:40 AM Didn't miss him much, I guess. Funny how #MeToo, a weapon designed to take down Trump, has taken such a toll on lefty icons. Very satisfying even if it is old news.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2019 on Is It Thursday? at JustOneMinute
I'm off to the north country again in a while. I'll be off grid most of the time up there, but before I go I'd like to leave you with some thoughts regarding Miss M's 9:10 AM Threadreader link. In 1930 Babe Ruth was chided about having a salary higher than that of the president. He made $80,000 while President Hoover's salary was $75,000. "I know, but I had a better year than Hoover," said the Babe. Since then presidents have not kept pace. Today the presidential salary is $400,000. But according to Forbes the highest salary for an American professional athlete in 2019 rankings is $80.5 million paid to Russell Wilson of the Seahawks. It doesn't count endorsements. The thread MM linked describes Vatican connections to various foundations, funds, and corporations that also happen to have significant impact on American elected and appointed officials at the federal level. A recent flagrant example is the Biden connections to Burisma where the favor of putting Hunter Biden on its board, and showering him with money, was returned when Joe used his influence to shut down an investigation of Burisma that began before Hunter came on board. Presidents and vice presidents might justifiably believe that people in their positions should be entitled to at least as much money as a professional athlete when they consider the responsibilities that they bear. So there is a separate and distinct market in influence that has arisen to satisfy such needs. It is open only to those who control massive wealth and it is worldwide in scope. It is enabled by the artificially low salaries that we pay our elected and appointed leaders. In short, it is a black market that I believe is responsible for an explosion in the number of "non-profit" foundations. The best way that I see for fighting this is to remove the "price control" on federal salaries, at the same time making it a criminal offense for any of our high level federal officials, be they elected or appointed, to accept any money from any source other than salary. In general, if you want to make a fortune outside of government, don't run for office. Naturally, there would be some exceptions and there would be the devil in the details. But as it stands right now, Washington is for sale and we're beginning to see how many and who the buyers are.
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2019 on Bernie On The Outs? at JustOneMinute
Tom, I agree Zuck is a jerk. My point was the DOJ insisting on holding the keys to your privacy, Constitution be damned. Posted by: henry | October 04, 2019 at 08:25 AM Agreed, Henry. And my point is that Zuck was all for trashing our privacy when "the right people" were in power. But now that he considers himself part of the "resistance" it's time to encrypt.
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2019 on Bernie On The Outs? at JustOneMinute