Category Archives: Bureaucracy

Mediacrats hit bottom, dig

“To hide their complicity in the biggest political scandal of all time, which included the weaponization of the nation’s most powerful government agencies to spy on a rival presidential campaign; the illegal leaking of classified information to friendly journalists to defame American citizens associated with the campaign; and the sabotage of an incoming presidency, the media is happy to distract us with manufactured non-scandals that advance the political interests of their friends.”

It’s likely that Trump’s declassification of FISA documents and related material, already being decried by CNN and other outlets and stalled by the DOJ and FBI, will also expose Mediacrat collusion.

Via American Greatness and PJMedia

MORE: Via RealClearInvestigations: “A trail of evidence appearing in major news outlets suggests a campaign to undermine President Trump from within the government through illegal leaks of classified information, and then thwart congressional investigators probing the disclosures.”

The city that can’t keep the lights on

Austin is a Dimocrat city, of course, and the power problem seems to be worse according to the politics. Thus our little Republican enclave in Northwest Hills suffered eight hours of no electricity yesterday. “Some burned wires,” the peon at the city utility said. “We have no estimate on a fix.”

Beginning in mid-afternoon with the temp in the 90s, it finally ended about 11 p.m., when BE and I were sweating in bed with the windows open for cross-ventilation—me remembering the 1940s-50s before air-conditioning. Her just being miserable.

Miriam has written of Republican neighborhoods in Albany, New York who “did not have potholes in their streets fixed or the snow removed (There was a lot of snow)” by the Dimocrat bureaucracy. Here we lose electric power about three times a year, sometimes from high winds, but this time there was no wind at all.

I’d complain but what’s the point. It would be a waste of time. I should get a BETO sign (the sly Hispanic nickname of the fourth-generation Irish-American Dim running for the U.S. Senate) for the the front yard. The neighbors across the street have one and their lights didn’t go out. But that wouldn’t fool ’em. They have the voting records and so they know I voted for the Republican Cruz.

Public art: “Arid and ugly”

I could roll out dozens of examples but you’ve probably seen a few dozen yourself: giant nuts and bolts, swooping whatevers, steel beams colored to look… And to think they were promoted by the Soviet Union.

“…in the 1930s members of CPUSA (the Communist Party of the USA) got instructions from Moscow to promote non-representational art so that the US’s public spaces would become arid and ugly.

“…the Soviets, following the lead of Marxist theoreticians like Antonio Gramsci, took very seriously the idea that by blighting the U.S.’s intellectual and esthetic life, they could sap Americans’ will to resist Communist ideology and an eventual Communist takeover.”

And now we not only have “arid and ugly” public art but we have several serious political candidates pushing socialism beyond the Social Security System we’re all used to. Despite socialist Venezuala’s ongoing collapse. Not so laughable is it?

Via Instapundit

Mediacrat hypocrisy

“The establishment media did not care when the Obama administration called for the aggressive scrubbing of security clearances back in 2013….

“The difference, of course, is that during the Obama administration, the establishment media (meaning anti-Trump outlets like CNN, NBC News, the New York Times, and the Washington Post) had zero desire to uncover anything negative about Obama; and so, in turn, they had no desire to put former-government  officials on the payroll who would dish dirt on their precious Barry, or to use them as background sources.”

Bronco got a pass, as usual.

Via Breibart

DiFi’s Chi Spy: He wasn’t a driver

The Mediacrats, to the extent they have covered California Dim Sen. Diane Feinstein’s Chinese government spy at all, insist on calling him a driver. He was, instead, her “staff liasion to the Asian-American community.”

When he was outed by the FBI in 2014—after 20 years—although she was then head of the Senate Intelligence Committee,he was quietly allowed to retire with no retribution whatsoever. He still works in San Francisco.

Read. It. All.

Via The Daily Caller.

UPDATE: The story has gotten “minimal play” from the Mediacrats. Well, they are Democrats after all and subject to Democrat Privilege.

MORE:  Even if he was a mere driver “It’s plenty serious,” one former top Justice Department official told me. “Focusing on his driver function alone, in Mafia families, the boss’s driver was among the most trusted men in the crew, because among other things he heard everything that was discussed in the car.”

Mars landing too risky

“In “Not Close Enough, a team consisting of NASA and international astronauts sits in orbit around Mars but doesn’t get to go to the surface.  NASA has decided it’s too risky.”

The story is from a good new book Blue Collar Space by Martin Shoemaker. Wherein NASA’s fear of losing astronaut lives is explored. That fear has crippled our space program, space lawyer Laura Montgomery argues. And it makes sense. Such that our only hope to ever land on Mars or do anything else except at great expense is with commercial space, and blowhards like Elon Musk.

Via Ground Based Space Matters

Treachery, thy name is Brennan

“[Former CIA director John O.] Brennan, who supported the Soviet-controlled American Communist Party, meets the textbook definition of a useful idiot for the Russians. At the height of the Cold War, he cast his vote in 1976 for Gus Hall, the American Communist Party’s presidential candidate. He refused to take his Oath of Office on the Bible during his swearing-in ceremony.

“Brennan deplored Ronald Reagan’s description of the Soviet Union as an evil empire and joined other leftists in demanding that he pursue détente with Marxist thugs who make Putin look like a piker. During his time as Obama’s CIA Director he sanitized the concept of jihad and constantly whitewashed Islamic terrorism.

“Now that he’s left the armchair comfort of the CIA he has resumed the radicalism of his youth by calling for civil disobedience and the overthrow of a duly elected president.”

Via Political Clown Parade

UPDATE: Kimberley A. Strassel in the WSJ: “Mr. Comey stands accused of flouting the rules, breaking the chain of command, abusing investigatory powers. Yet it seems far likelier that the FBI’s Trump investigation was a function of arrogance and overconfidence than some partisan plot. No such case can be made for Mr. Brennan…by his own testimony, he as an Obama-Clinton partisan was pushing information to the FBI and pressuring it to act.”