Category Archives: Blogosphere

Real news for a change

And from the NYTimes, too. It’s Fast & Furious again, but without guns.

The investigation and the looming racketeering trial will bring renewed scrutiny to the A.T.F., which has been buffeted in recent years by the botched gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious and its mismanagement of undercover investigations. Representative Jason Chaffetz, whose House oversight committee investigated Fast and Furious, asked the A.T.F. on Wednesday for reams of documents related to the secret tobacco account.”

President Trump, please abolish the ATF. They’re helping no one but themselves and their political cronies.

Via Instapundit

Arlington Pre-school teacher fired

Nancy Salem, a hijab-wearing Muslim teacher of South Arlington 2-year-olds was first suspended and then fired after a Texas-based group Canary Mission outed her for using social media to spread Jew hatred.

“On her now-deleted Twitter account, Salem made numerous derogatory comments about the Jewish people, including replying to a question “How many Jews died in the Holocaust?” with “Not enough…HAHAHAHA.”

Gotcha bitch! Hahahaha

Via Instapundit

Trump was inevitable when the elite went absurd

Wretchardthe cat on why the elites are losing control of the country:

They “lost their mojo by becoming absurd. It happened on the road between cultural appropriation and transgender bathrooms.”

Meanwhile the NFL and NBA, neither of which will put up with gay players, despite what they pretend, is threatening to commit financial suicide over states like Texas and North Carolina refusing to legalize transgender bathrooms.

Via Twitter.

The end of Trumpalot or the beginning?

Having thrown Gen. Flynn under the bus and now being battered by the usual leftist lizards to get rid of the woman who arguably helped him get elected, Trump’s choices are narrowing.  PJMedia’s Michael Walsh thinks they boil down to these:

First, complete his cabinet.

Second, fire every fireable federal employee in the leak-prone agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency.

Third, start taking operational security seriously.

Fourth, assume everything you say will leak to the media and be spun as malevolently as possible.

Fifth, trust nobody.

Will he? Can he? If not, we can probably expect his impeachment shortly after the Dims take back the House in 2018.

The soft coup: Flynn won’t be the last

Never mind what Gen. Flynn said or didn’t to the Russian ambassador, or what he did or didn’t tell the Vice President about it, the real story (as usual the one mostly being ignored) is how the permanent administrative state sandbagged Flynn: they released a classified intelligence intercept of his phone call to the Democrat news media.

There’d have been no controversy without that first, clearly illegal act, in which the Democrat media was only too happy to cooperate. What the government was doing tapping Flynn’s phone is a whole other issue likewise being ignored. This is the work of a police state. Likewise the unprecedented investigation of Flynn and the rest of Trump’s transition team by the Obama DOJ and FBI.

“…this is a rolling coup attempt, organized by elements of the intelligence community, particularly CIA and NSA, abetted by Obama-era holdovers in the understaffed Justice Department…and the lickspittles of the leftist media.”

Trump properly fired Obama’s DOJ director (ostensibly for something else) but he should not have kept the FBI stooge-in-charge. Nor should he have forced Flynn to resign. He’ll be very sorry to have set that particular precedent. Because what Judicial Watch calls “the soft coup” against him is just getting started. Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway looks to be the next victim as the Obama-appointed Ethics Commission has started attacking her—with the full support of the Democrat media.

Trump fascism worth fighting

For an anti-establishmentarian who claims to support the Constitution, Trump is remarkably anti-Constitution when it comes to the favorite tactic of some police: asset forfeiture.

That the cops can seize your money, your car, even your home, without you having been convicted of any crime is fascism, straight up. But Trump claims to love it. To the point of threatening to “destroy” the career of Texas state senator Konni Burton, a Republican Tea Party organizer, who is fighting the practice.

Replied Burton: “Requiring the government to secure a criminal conviction before permanently taking property from citizens is simply commonsense.”

Even, why should a criminal’s family be put on the street for something he did? It’s time for Mr. Law-n-Order to come clean about who he really is.

Via Instapundit and Hot Air

Hitler’s reincarnation

Comment of the week at Instapundit comes from a fellow signing himself as BackwardsBoy:

“This Hitler fellow must be a Buddhist; he keeps getting reincarnated as a Republican president.”

Via Instapundit