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Need 911? – Tough!

By now everyone has heard or read about the Portland, Oregon mayor instructing the police to ignore 911 calls from anyone connected to ICE.

So does that mean that if someone calls 911, they have to pretend to be a Marxist liberal to get protection?

You. “Hi.  Someone is throwing Molotov cocktails at my house, please send the police.”

Dispatcher: “Are you a Republican or a member of ICE?”

You.  “Yes but this happening at my house.”

Dispatcher. “I’ll send someone as soon as they can pick up a gallon of gasoline.”

This is pure unadulterated crap, and a stain on the uniforms of police everywhere.

This mayor should be removed from office, forcibly if necessary, and every cop who was fine with ignoring a citizen’s request for assistance while completely outside the ICE property should be relieved of his or her badge.

Since when does the motto of the police read…”Protect and serve (just the people we agree with politically.)

This is where TDS is taking us.

One hopes that the ICE union continues with their legal action and that no one gets hurt or killed because the police have neither the stones nor the honor to oppose the mayor.

In the meantime, it might be wise to cross Portland off your list of places to visit. Either that or put a “Karl Marx for president” sticker across your forehead.

Back in the saddle.

No, I didn’t take a vacation, at least not intentionally.  Just dealing with a little back problem.

However, that’s left me with way too much time to watch the telly, which means listening to way too much political total garbage.

Musings has commented before how every time something most people find good, like the EU bring willing to deal a bit on tariffs, the left wing loons have to find something bad to go on about, and they are in rare form lately.

Right now, the buzz of the moment seems to be how fast we can turn America into a socialist nation.

It ain’t gonna happen.

If Behar, Goldberg and the rest think the Scandinavian countries  are so great, they should move there, or maybe Venezuela.

As the “ladies” of the View prattle on, one has to ask what’s preventing them and all their liberal kin from paying 50, or 60 or 90% of their income into the government now? All they would have to do is donate that amount at https://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/fsfaq/faq_gifts_to_govt.htm. You can even choose which department you would like to donate to if you want.

For some reason, you never see these Marxist sympathizers holding up a cashier’s check payable to the Treasury for a few hundred thousand or a million dollars and handing it to a Treasury official.

Maybe it’s because socialists only want to spend other people’s money.

A matter of semantics?

An interesting statistic emerged over the weekend, claiming the “Democratic” Socialists of America have 45,000 members.

So, are these dues-paying members of an official third-party, or just sympathizers?

Actually, there is such a party, and they do claim 45,000 card-carrying members.

Which makes us wonder why they are running as “Democrats.”

Not too long ago, the “old” Democrats made a big deal out of “requiring people to swear to uphold the DNC’s  ideals.”  The DSA is a full-on far-left fringe group.

Yet there they are, running under the banner of the donkey.

Does that mean that the traditional Dems are now just gone and if not, why are they OK with the entire party being portrayed as left-wing lunatics?

It’s true that 45,000 people isn’t yet a threat to the nation, except in very small districts.

It might behoove “normal” Dems to insist they run as a true third party, assuming of course that the Democrats actually care about any of the people they say they represent, much less their own image.

It’s a point of conjecture who follows the DSA.

Some of them are part of the entitlement generation; the sheep we have spent two generations indoctrinating to believe that the world owes them a living.

The leadership are those who will use government to support themselves in a lavish lifestyle paid for using other people’s money, while doing nothing  “for the people”, a la Venezuela’s Maduro and the Castros in Cuba.

If the old guard Democrats are still relevant it might behoove them to draw a clearer line

TGIF – July 20, 2018.

Time for the right to wise up.

Over the past week, we have seen an all-out assault on the governmental identity of the United States.

Make no mistake, there is nothing soft about this attempted coup.

The first thing any coup requires is to disarm (in the figurative as well as the literal sense) the opposition.

If you doubt that, note that you have the 44th President standing in front of an audience in Johannesburg, South Africa, taking about the “racist nationalism” of the United States, a long-standing theme of his.

That’s not a new theme for him, or for the left, but it’s the most open indicator of their agenda since he left office.

The meme is, if you are a proud American, it’s because the country is run by a bunch of white male supremacists exercising their toxic masculinity to discriminate against anyone who doesn’t look like them.

Some people are saying that was just a publicity stunt meant to get him back in the spotlight as he starts producing content for his new Netflix ventures.

Maybe so, but he is still the titular head of the Democratic party, and they have been begging him to be more involved in the midterms and in 2020.

It is not helpful that President Trump seems unable to refrain from giving them ammunition in the form of carelessly worded statements and unnecessary malaprops.

That doesn’t mean it was wrong to elect him.  If he wasn’t there, all of this anti-American, anti-democracy tripe would have continued to simmer under the surface, until the country was no longer America. To the extent he has forced the hard left to expose their hand, he has more than done his job.

Now it’s time for him to put his personal ego aside, and get smart about how he continues to do that. This is not just about him.

It’s also way past time for the GOP to poop or get off the pot, to run more openly against the ideology and not just the faces of the left.

Petition? What petition?

To no one’s surprise, California has now invalidated the petition allowing for the question of splitting California into three states to appear on the ballot. Whether or not that’s a good idea, or even feasible isn’t the point.

The point is, those people favoring it did everything they were supposed to do, working within the system to give the people of the state a voice and a chance to vote on it, and the “progressive” government of California gave them a big “screw you.”

Refer to the above post.

Get out there.

OK, so much for the soapbox.  Summer is in full swing.  Get off the couch, unplug the plastic brains, and go do something fun.  It’ll be cold again before you know it.  Summer only happens once a year.  Don’t waste it.

 

Cause and effect.

Want to know how the FBI, CIA, and other intelligence agencies got to be so distrusted?

Just play a montage of the the comments made by their former executives over the past few weeks.

Comey, Brennan, McCabe and all the rest were about as biased and unfair, not to mention threatening, as any group of people could be during their tenures.

Brennan in particular over the past few days just sounds whacked out, with his tweets about treason, impeachment and all the rest.

And take Comey.  Please take him, somewhere, anywhere.

It’s inevitable that when people like this are in command, they affect the culture of organizations.

The people beneath them are careerists. You don’t have much of a career path unless you stay on the good side of the boss.

Might it be time for Mr. Mueller to do the difficult thing, and look beyond Russia and the Trump campaign at how the rot in his former agency may have affected the country during the election.

That’s assuming of course that he is the fair and impartial special counsel that he is reputed to be by everyone who has no problem spending over a million dollars a month on his investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking of demands…

The headlines shout that “Congress” (read that as Trump resisters) DEMANDS that the Trump translator tell all to Congress about what was said in the private meeting.

To that we have to say “Fine.  Just as soon as former President Obama and his administration, including that other 2016 candidate, tell all they know about how the Russians managed to have had the “flexibility” to operate with such a free hand in the United States ever since 2013.

Fair is fair.

Obviously, President Trump’s gaffe or speaking error was bound to feed the fever of TDS sufferers on both sides of the aisle.

Let’s face it.  This is how it’s going to be for the next two or even six years.

We have a progressive, socialism inclined wing of the Democratic party who thought it was well on the way to “changing” America from  democracy to a socialist nation and that group will never let up on Trump or his supporters.

Because she’s too young and inexperienced to know better, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Bronx-born darling of the extreme left provides not just a window but a garage door-sized view into the rising socialist element in American politics.

That isn’t exactly going over well with mainstream Democrats, many of whom have already signaled that if she is elected in November she’s going to have to learn to go along to get along.

It’s doubtful, based on a biographical NYT profiling article that she will be content to join the herd. She isn’t the face of those Democrats, nor does she want to be seen that way.

She is however, the face of a generation of younger Americans who have been carefully educated, propagandized and groomed as a sort of  made-in-America political revolutionary guard.

With that in mind, it might behoove the GOP to take some of their own members to task, and accept the President’s explanation.

It is likely that he actually simply screwed up. “Wouldn’t” certainly fits better with what he was saying just prior to that “oops,”  when he was commenting on what his people were telling him about Putin.

So speaking of demands; how about demanding that the Republican TDS sufferers stick a sock in it,  cut the guy some slack, look past him and a lot farther into the future?

Helsinki – your take.

We know what all the President’s enemies and naysayers think about the Putin “summit”, but what about his supporters?

“Jim” says that the most damaging moment was when the President asked why would Russia meddle in the election. “That just makes him sound naïve.”

“Marge” says that the President always seems to butter up people to try to get them talking to him, and she thinks that was what he was doing.

“Larry”  thinks that the President’s remarks go back to the way the intelligence departments have treated him ever since he won the election. “Why would he trust them? All they’ve done is try to destroy him.”

“Mark” is more critical.  “Look, he knew the world would be watching for any sign that he was more on Putin’s side than ours. This “talk first, think later” habit of his is his greatest drawback.”

“Joe” agrees, but notes that he handled North Korea’s dictator the same way, so people should take that into account.  “It’s just his style, and doesn’t mean he’s in love with Putin.”

“Harold” says “When somebody’s shooting at you and runs out of bullets, you don’t throw them a full clip.”

Others commented on the ridiculous over-reaction of the left.

“Mike “says “Did you see that New York Times cartoon video? And this from a paper that virtue signals about LGBTQ issues all the time. Somebody should run over their presses with a bulldozer.”  (BTW – we aren’t going to link to that smutty YouTube video. Google it if you haven’t seen it already.)

In short, his supporters aren’t pleased about the presser, but they are still willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, even if somewhat conditionally.

“Sandy” put it this way.  “Maybe he doesn’t care about what the left thinks about him, since he can’t change their minds anyway. But no matter how much I like what he’s done so far, he has to remember the rest of us. Doing stupid s— isn’t going to help him Make America Great Again.”

And that’s some feedback from Main Street.