Shame on you, Lester

Not only were you, the so-called moderator of the Trump-Clinton dog and pony show not objective, you showed to all and sundry why the country is in the economic and social muddle it is. The Nobody But Clinton network is just one of the alphabet teevees that invariably sides with the Democrat establishment but it may be the worst.

“This is how great nations slide into totalitarianism,” wrote commenter Jake Haulk in the WSJ. “The cabal of the insiders, wannabes and the establishment. Pravda and TASS shilling for the Kremlin during the Soviet era. Sickening.”

Little Lester of the Ruling Class became the third debater, arguing with the one who dared question the establishment while tossing the lifelong pol Clinton one softball after another, never mentioning her well-known email scandal, the 6 percent Clinton Foundation “charity,” or her obvious health problems the world has seen on video.

“No wonder Americans do not trust the lame stream media,” Haulk concluded.

For all his faults, and a bad habit of taking things personally, Trump is our only chance of hacking through eight years of these weeds. But I figure most voters already know that. G-d help us if they don’t.

Why I did not watch the debate

For one thing, I knew I could get the juicy details off the Web without bothering to waste ninety minutes of my life, much of it listening to Harpy Hillary lie her way through an obfuscating forest of mildewed cliches.

Another reason is that I didn’t expect the so-called moderator—an NBC drone who would only pretend to be objective—to treat Trump fairly and from what I’ve read so far he didn’t. He sucked up to the Harpy at every opportunity and he even out-Candied Candy Crowley contradicting Trump a few times. He became the third debater. He ought to be ashamed. But he already works for NBC.

But primarily I know who I’m voting for and it’s not Queen Cankles—whom it is being said looked drugged up with a vapid Miss America smile and probably was wearing a wire—and her scummy husband The Groper. Nothing she says or, for that matter, whatever Trump says is going to change my mind.

As James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal put it, all Trump had to do was prove himself to be sane. And the polls are already doing it for him. The Hildabeast had to prove herself trustworthy and she couldn’t possibly do that in ninety minutes. Especially not when decades as a lying, crooked pol and the wife of a lying, crooked pol have proven otherwise to all but her most diehard supporters.

Althouse, who did watch, said: “Overall, I’ll just say that was very unpleasant and I’m glad it’s over. I switched it off without stopping to listen to any of the spin.”

And Mr. B. who watched some of it in between doing his homework: “You were right, it was boring.”

Clintons trashed the WH before

I’ve heard for years that the Clintons and their staffs did much damage to the White House, in particular things that would cause the incoming Bush administration time, trouble and money to repair. But until now I’d never seen any proof. This is from a GAO report in PDF format you can access on your own:

“Incidents such as the removal of [W] keys from computer keyboards; the theft of various items; the leaving of certain voice mail messages, signs, and written messages; and the placing of glue on desk drawers, clearly were done intentionally…

“…about two dozen prank signs, printed materials, stickers, or written messages that were affixed to walls or desks; placed in copiers, desks, and cabinets; or placed on the floor. They said some of these were derogatory and offensive in nature about the president, and sometimes there were multiple copies in certain locations…

“a total of 10 to 11 missing doorknobs, which may have been historic originals; an EOP official, a GSA official, and a Secret Service official said that a presidential seal 12 inches in diameter was stolen; two EOP staff said they observed a total of 9 to 11 missing television remote controls; and two EOP staff said that two cameras were missing. In addition, two EOP officials said that about 20 cellular telephones could not be located in the office suite where they belonged….

“Two EOP staff said that they saw a total of 5 to 6 telephone lines “ripped” (not simply disconnected) or pulled from walls, and another EOP employee said that at least 25 cords were pulled from walls in two rooms….”

Aren’t she and Slick going to have fun if she wins the election? When he’s not groping interns.

Rule 5: Ofra Haza

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Israeli beauty, in face and voice, who died of complications of AIDS in 2000 at age 43. You owe it to yourself to hear her sing Jerusalem of Gold here.

Blog father in trouble

The Instapundit has lost his USA Today column for one month and his employer, the University of Tennessee school of law, is “investigating” his apparent advocacy of violence in a Tweet concerning the Charlotte riots.

“Run them down,” he wrote in response to news that the rioters were blocking highways, trapping people in their cars, without regard for what that might do. Instapundit Glenn Reynolds, called the blog father for having inspired so many to take up blogging, and his myriad supporters contend his intent was defensive, not aggressive. Maybe so.

But it wasn’t the first time he’s been seen to advocate violence. A little over three weeks ago, he wrote that Venezuelans protesting the dictatorship’s roundup of anti-regime citizens should “have a contingency plan for such arrests, and it should involve killing mid-level security officials and their families.

His thousands, if not millions, of supporters protected him then, too, saying, as one did, “I do understand Glenn’s rage…” As many of them are protecting him now. And it’s highly probable that neither USAToday or UTenn knew about the Venezuela post.

It’s more likely they are strictly reacting to any threat of any kind against BLM, the Democrat- and PC-protected, Ford Foundation-funded agitators who led the protests that turned riotous in Charlotte. And in Ferguson. Riots seem to follow them around.

These are tough times with a lot of frayed tempers. And I have read and appreciated Instapundit for many years. But we should expect professors, probably especially law professors, to act like adults, and not stoop to the level of adolescents who can’t control their anger.

The Thugs of Charlotte

The Charlotte rioters have distinguished themselves by being both more violent and less relevant than even the Ferguson thugs. Not to mention the rioters of Baltimore, Milwaukee, Chicago, and New York. Interestingly, these thugs are supporting what are, in Ferguson’s case indisputably, and in Charlotte’s case so far presumably, bad asses who were killed because they were asking for it from the cops. This is Obama’s America—where criminals are emboldened.

Black rioters, in general, have always distinguished themselves by their trashing and looting of stores. What a politician would call being “off message.” It tends to weaken with the rest of us whatever argument they have. What is unusual about Charlotte is they are not trashing Dollar General in their own blighted neighborhoods but upscale, downtown shops in the heart of the banking district where non-blacks are vulnerable. Thousands of employees have been told not to come to work.

Which probably thrills the thug supporters in the modern, and very undistinguished NAACP, not to mention the anti-Israel Black Lives Matter anarchists—financed, lest we forget, by the leftist Ford Foundation— who are clearly anti-cop and anti-public order. But meanwhile it has reportedly ignited a rush on buying firearms, mostly 12-gauge shotguns and buckshot.

If the Democrats had any sense (I know, I know) they’d be working mightily and highly visibly to restore peace to Charlotte. But whether they do or not, the rioting is going to be a tremendous aid to electing Donald Trump, the law-and-order candidate, to the White House. Thanks, thugs.

Via DrudgeReport

Why the Obama Economy Sucks

It’s not just the taxes that could have been lowered to give the poor economy a boost. It’s the constant pressure on business to spend its money elsewhere than on employment.

“In sum, consider President Obama‘s overall regulatory record: 624 major rules (as of this writing) and on track to approach 650 major regulations, 31 percent more than his predecessor. Regulators have added more than $760 billion in net costs since 2010, with 485 million in net paperwork burden hours….”

Via The Washington Examiner.