Friday, January 4, 2019

A Brilliant Quote

Calvin was a genius.  The precise definition of how the left differs from the right.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Chuck Todd Is An Ignoramus

Devoting an entire "Meet The Press" show to the horrors of climate change, Chuck Todd announces that he will not allow any opposing viewpoints on his show, declaring that "the science is settled...".  Of course, Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is a theory, not a law.  Anyone who has at least a minimal knowledge of science knows it is never "settled".  The only thing settled is the motive behind the AGW alarmism, i.e., taking power from the ruled and giving it to the ruling class, ultimately creating a socialist economy and political system.  Because socialism in Russia, China, and Venezuela have resulted in a much better environment.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Hypocrisy Reigns Over "State-Sponsored" Murder

How dare President Trump “condone” the murder of a Saudi citizen by his government!  The only rational response is to drop Saudi Arabia as an ally, impeach Trump, and re-install the wonderful treaty with Iran, maybe adding a few more pallets of cash in the deal.

These are apparently the objectives behind the massive outrage exploding from the American left, as well as some establishment Republicans in Congress.

Trump’s official statement on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, begins with “The world is a very dangerous place!” and concludes “As President of the United States I intend to ensure that, in a very dangerous world, America is pursuing its national interests and vigorously contesting countries that wish to do us harm. Very simply it is called America First!”

This statement has caused firestorms in the op-ed pages of the New York Times and the Washington Post, which issued this Tweet:   

Now the calls for impeachment are being heard over Trump’s supposedly-weak reaction to the incident.  I believe this makes the 1,393rd reason to impeach Trump, right after the treasonous way he ties his shoes in the morning.

We are supposed to be outraged over a supposed “state-sponsored” murder, based on supposed evidence from the always-reliable CIA.  After all, the pals of former communist John Brennan wouldn’t lie to us for political advantage, would they?  We should trust the CIA implicitly, since they were only caught one other time in a blatant lie, successfully influencing US policy by falsely claiming that Iran had abandoned their nuke program.

I guess those who are screaming for Trump’s impeachment over the Saudi government’s alleged murder of one of its own citizens have conveniently forgotten something in our recent past.  Were they this upset over the Obama administration for murdering three US citizens (including a 16 year-old) by targeting them in drone strikes? 

Yes, they were probably bad people, possible terrorists living in Yemen working against American interests.  But I’m sure the Saudi government viewed Khashoggi as a threat in much the same way.  In all of these assassinations, the victims were denied their right to a trial and due process as citizens.

The Khashoggi assassination was gruesome and messy.  The US drone strike assassinations were much cleaner and left no witnesses.  However, they were morally no different.  Actually, the drone strikes were much worse, because they resulted in significant collateral damage, killing others who were possibly innocent victims.

This is all so dishonest and hypocritical.  Did the WaPo call out Obama’s “failure of leadership”?  Did they cry for “the cause of truth and justice and human rights” when US citizens were murdered by their government without a trial?

Is there that much ignorance bordering on insanity in leftist politics and the media?  Or is it really a cold, calculated effort to influence the public in order to weaken Trump’s agenda and gain power for the left?

Andrew Thomas
As published in American Thinker

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

South Africa déjà vu

Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Zaire/Congo, Angola, Mozambique, Somalia.  All victims to the bloody rise of communism in Africa. 
To paraphrase Agent Smith of The Matrix: You hear that South Africa?... That is the sound of inevitability... It is the sound of your death... Goodbye, South Africa.” 
There appears to be no stopping the descent.  And as SA goes, so goes the continent.
Dave Blount posts an eye-opening piece on the current status of SA in his blog, Moonbattery.
The tragedy unfolding in South Africa is relevant to all of us because it indicates the fate of the West in general if political and demographic trends continue. However, few people in the USA have any understanding of South Africa and its history other than the narrative the liberal media hammered through people’s heads during its campaign to bring down Apartheid. 
He cites horrific details of brutal torture, rape and murder of white citizens (primarily farmers in the north regions) at the hands of black mobs that are rarely brought to justice by the socialist ANC government.  The SA constitution is in the process of being revised to allow the government to seize any lands owned by white farmers without compensation, which will inevitably lead to greater bloodshed. Dave further reports:
Seventy-one percent of children live in households where no one is employed. Fewer work than receive welfare. Democracy under these circumstances is a dysfunctional form of slavery. The state is failing. The straightforward communism that Apartheid defended against is only a step away.
You can't bring this topic up in public, as you will be branded a racist and a liar for lying about the black on white violence in SA. Everyone is getting along fine there, you see. None of the leftist news outlets report any of this, so lefties don't believe it is happening. The media won't touch the forbidden topics of failing socialism, rising communism, or black racism.
However, five years or so from now, after the bloodbath of whites is over and abject poverty and violence are inflicted on the black population, it will be impossible to ignore. Everyone will be "surprised" and "shocked" by the developments there. None of it will be blamed on black racism or socialism, of course.
All you will see will be TV ads with sad music, showing poor black children. "Won't you help save the starving children of South Africa?", the pleading voice will say. "For only $19 a month you can feed and clothe a child".
Dems in Congress will demand that billions in taxpayer funds go to the newly-evolved communist government of SA, to feed the poor, of course. Inevitably, the citizens will remain in poverty and starvation while the leaders of SA mysteriously become fabulously wealthy.
You don’t have to be a California Psychic to know this is exactly what will happen, because it is a recurring sociopolitical phenomenon. Communism is rapidly gaining strength in Africa with the ardent assistance of Russia and China, and is likely to consume the entire continent.

As Africa goes, so goes the world?

Andrew Thomas
As published in American Thinker

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Craziest Thing

We have worked on a flip house for over a year now.  It has been back-breaking work in almost 100 degree heat in Florida.  My wife and I drive over an hour each way to clean the pool and mow the lawn twice a week.  We have been working on painting and repairing for months. The house has been on the market for almost three months, and we have lowered the price twice.  No offers, no interest.  She buries a St. Joseph statue in the yard, and we say a prayer to St. Joseph to ask him to sell the house.

As I am cleaning the pool the same day, a butterfly takes great interest in me.  I circles around me, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten times.  I  call out to my wife to look at this.  By the time she comes out of the house, it is gone.  Maybe it is nothing.  But I've never seen that before, and I have seen very few (only one other) butterflies in the city this Summer.  I'd like to think it was an angel telling me our prayer was answered.  Because we got a great offer that day.  Crazy.


The Media That Cried Trump

Watch the latest, most fantastic Intellectual Froglegs video here.  Joe Dan Gorman's videos always give me a lift in spirit.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Once a Country Elects a Socialist, It Becomes a Socialist Country Forever

A must read article from AmSpec. "Did Trump Really Save America From Socialism?"  The answer "Yes", at least temporarily.  Obama is the primary conspirator in trying to install socialism in America permanently, and the effort is ongoing.  Read it.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Why The Mueller Windmill Tilt-a-thon Needs To Continue Unabated

President Trump is up against the most ruthless and spiteful army of tortured souls ever to erupt from the bowels of Hell. 

These are the contemporary leftists who control the Deep State, the government bureaucracy, establishment Washington, most of the judiciary, and portions of the military.  They are supported by millions of mindless, emotionally immature useful idiots.  They are protected and defended by a leftist media, and propagated by leftist-controlled public and private educational institutions.  It’s quite a formidable array of foes.

The ruling elite have shown that there are no bounds in their mission to overturn an election and overthrow a sitting American president.  A falsified FISA warrant?  No problem.  Intimidating potential witnesses against Trump with armed raids on their homes and offices?  So what?  Imprisonment of a suspect (Manafort) in solitary confinement indefinitely without a trial?  Who cares?  Releasing confidential conversations between client and lawyer to the press?  Big deal.  Using US intelligence agencies to spy on an opposition candidate and then on the President-elect?  Priceless.

Privacy rights, legal confidentiality, and the rule of law are minor impediments to the objectives of the left.  They are only useful when they can be weaponized against traditional American institutions and conservative causes.

As counterintuitive as it may appear to Trump supporters, it is important for Mueller’s Don Quixote-esque quest to continue as long as possible, in spite of the issues illustrated above.
Ever since the agonized voices at MSNBC announced that Trump was the winner, the left has spent a considerable amount of emotional energy trying to overturn the election.  From election recount efforts, to intimidating Electoral College electors to try to change their votes, to constant calls for impeachment with no rational justification, the left still refuses to accept the fact that Hillary didn’t win.

The Mueller investigation is acting as a buffer for Trump to the left’s frustration and resentment over the election results.  With every “revelation” from the Mueller/ DOJ cabal of new indictments of Russian ghosts and allegations from timeworn porn stars, the left’s hopes are raised and their angst temporarily satiated.  Unfortunately for them, their hopes keep getting dashed by revelations that look to them like giants but turn out to be nothing but windmills. 

They are still holding out the fervent expectation that a definitively damning revelation will finally appear that will lead to impeachment and validate their fantasies of an election stolen by agents of the evil empire.  In the meantime, the Trump agenda keeps chugging along.

As long as the investigation continues, Mueller is inadvertently helping Trump (and America at large) by channeling and mollifying the left’s irrational anger while Trump’s MAGA machine flies under the radar.

As an added benefit, it is energizing and mobilizing Republican voters against this injustice, and turning many moderate liberal Democrats away from the radicalism of the left as exemplified by the Mueller mob’s lawlessness and double standards (eg., granting immunity to Hillary associate Podesta to prosecute Trump associate Manafort for the same crime).

Trump has managed an incredible portfolio of positive accomplishments in only eighteen months, much more than many other presidents have accomplished in eight years in office.  He has done this in spite of vastly powerful governmental and non-governmental forces working against him, including much of his own party.  The Mueller investigation has been a comparatively minor obstruction to the implementation of Trump’s agenda.

Once the Mueller investigation is concluded, assuming that no magical mystery revelation appears, it will be a huge depressive letdown for the left, and will leave a giant vacuum to be filled with leftist rage and potential violence. 

Trump is a smart and cunning individual.  I believe he sees this scenario as well, as he appears to have no intention of ending the Mueller investigation prematurely.  Even if the investigation were to drag on throughout Trump’s (hopefully) two terms as president, it would probably continue to be to his overall advantage. 

Unfortunately, Mueller’s vindictive windmill-tilting is unfairly ruining the lives and families of Trump associates along the way.

Andrew Thomas
As published in American Thinker

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Everyone Is Smart Except Trump

That's why they are all billionaires and all got elected president.  Excellent, excellent article by Dov Fischer in AmSpec.  Read it here.  Should be required reading for every American.  Unfortunately, those on the left will not be able to comprehend it.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Forgotten II: The Strange Case of the Missing Russians

In the 2004 science fiction movie, “The Forgotten”, a planeload of children is kidnapped in midair by evil aliens.  The aliens, in league with US intelligence agencies, make everyone forget the children ever existed.  This works on all except for one mother, played by Julianne Moore, who desperately tries to find out what is happening.

Now we switch to the sequel, The Strange Case of the Missing Russians.  Try to remember, if you can, that there once were thirteen alleged Russian trolls and three Russian companies, headed by Concord Management and Consulting, LLC, that were indicted  by the Mueller investigation team for conspiring to wage “information warfare” on the US presidential election in 2016. 

Wait a minute, you might say.  Aren’t those guys the same as the twelve Russian officials that Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein just announced have been indicted for hacking into Clinton campaign servers?  Nope.  It’s a confusion any low information casual observer (i.e., most of the US population) might have.  In this hand we have thirteen Russian trolls, and poof, they’re gone.  In the other hand, twelve Russian hackers magically appear in their place.

What happened to the original group of indicted Russians and Russian companies?  Something very embarrassing and potentially devastating to the Mueller team prosecutors.  One of the accused fought back.  Concord Management demanded their right to a “speedy trial” and their right to see the evidence against them via the discovery process.

Totally unprepared for this aggressive defense (or any defense at all), the Mueller team tried several delaying courtroom tactics, finally dumping nearly two terabytes of untranslated Russian social media data on the defense as their “discovery” evidence.

It would be interesting to know how the prosecution explained to the court exactly how untranslated Russian social media could possibly influence a US presidential election, but we probably never will. Mueller has added 4 assistant US Attorneys to handle the now-embarrassing case, and according to what  Devlin Barrett of the Washington Post advises us, it seems that that Team Mueller seems to be cutting its exposure to ultimate humiliation.

People familiar with the staffing decision said the new prosecutors are not joining Mueller's team, but rather are being added to the case so that they could someday take responsibility for it when the special counsel ceases operation.  

 The trial was supposed to resume on July 9, 2018.  What happened on July 9?  Nobody seems to know.  All of the media outlets and internet sources are silent.  The trial has been forgotten.
It’s easy to see why this is being kept quiet by the anti-Trump media.  A prosecutorial defeat or dismissal would indicate extreme incompetence by the Mueller investigation team, possibly snowballing into calls from Congress to end the investigation.

So now we turn our attention to the newly-indicted group of twelve Russian officers, intelligence agents, or “spies” (take your pick) who allegedly hacked into Democrat party servers.  The timing of these indictments is truly a “magician’s trick”.

The purpose of this misdirection of substituting a new group of patsies for the old forgotten ones is that they will almost certainly never show up for a trial, as opposed to the inconvenient appearance of the previous defendants.  The new defendants can be proudly displayed as shining examples of the effectiveness and competence of the Mueller investigation, which will allow it to extend its existence into perpetuity. 

The Mueller team will never have to present their “evidence”, which appears to be even more questionable than the previous data dump of Russian garbage.

As Sundance explains:

The entire indictment…is based on the premise of the FBI conducting some -unexplained and unsubstantiated - form of forensic data-analysis to formulate their detailed conclusions.

However, can anyone explain how this FBI forensic data-analysis was possible when the FBI was never allowed access to the DCCC, DNC and Clinton Campaign servers?
Hmmm.  Could be that aliens in league with US intelligence agencies performed the analysis.  Or it could be just plain old dishonesty, corruption and/or incompetence within the Mueller/FBI/DOJ /CIA presidential coup cabal.  But whatever corruption and incompetence may exist in the Great Russian Witch-Hunt, I’m confident our trustworthy media masters will make it soon be forgotten. 

Andrew Thomas
as published in American Thinker