Category Archives: Bureaucracy

The Deep State is real—and dangerous

“In Washington a picture is emerging of an eerie and lack-of-candor railroading of Donald Trump conducted by the likes of James Comey and Andrew McCabe. The abuse of power by government officials who refuse to acknowledge the authority of the duly-elected chief executive is not limited to the FBI.”

By no means. It also includes national security bureaucrats “who use secretly collected information to shape or curb the actions of elected officials…”

They are trying to overturn the legitimate choice of 63 million Americans.

Via WSJ’s Best of The Web & Power Line

2.5 million defensive gun uses a year

That’s an incredible number. Even more incredible is that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which sampled 12,870 defensive cases back in the 1990s, chose to hide it and their extrapolated estimate of 2.5 million such uses every year.

“Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck conducted the most thorough previously known survey data on the question in the 1990s. His study, which has been harshly disputed in pro-gun-control quarters, indicated that there were more than 2.2 million such defensive uses of guns (DGUs) in America a year.

“Now Kleck has unearthed some lost CDC survey data on the question. The CDC essentially confirmed Kleck’s results. But Kleck didn’t know about that until now, because the CDC never reported what it found…CDC’s results, then, imply that guns were used defensively by victims about 3.6 times as often as they were used offensively by criminals.”

Government, the word for things we do together. Except when we don’t because the bureaucrats prefer to hide the truth for political reasons.

Via Reason

UPDATE: Known-wolf killers such as the Waffle House shooter get the publicity while the defensive uses remain hidden from view. Thanks for nothing, CDC!

Comey’s bitchy book not worth the read

Certainly it’s not worth the $14.99 Amazon is asking for the Kindle version. But Fox’s Chris Wallace, a relatively objective journalism voice, says there’s nothing new in it except the slurs on Trump and his wife.

“One could argue that by getting into the kind of political food fight that James Comey has done more damage to his own reputation than he has to President Trump’s.”

Easily. Now let’s prosecute him, why don’t we, for stealing federal documents and handing them over to the NYTimes. We could all use a little equal justice.

Via The Daily Caller

The equal justice farce

“Too bad we could not pro[se]cute the DoJ, the FBI and much of the legal system in this country for commit[t]ing a fraud called ‘equal justice under the law.’ If there is anything that this [the Cohen raid] should of made readily apparent is that there is a multiple tied legal system that is growing more corrupt by the day.”

—commented Dennis Turner at Power Line Blog

Vicious McCabe

He looks like a bespectacled ferret, or better yet a weasel, but now we know he’s a truly vicious little bastard who deserves all that’s coming to him. Not including his pension which isn’t.

Reminds me of an editor I once knew who dabbled in adultery who got what was coming to him when he hit on a reporter who was, probably unbeknownst to him, a lesbian.

When she rebuffed him, his viciousness came out: he gave her a bad evaluation. She complained to his female boss, with the hint that a lawsuit might be forthcoming, and he got fired. Not sure what happened to his pension, but he probably got it anyway.

Via The American Spectator.

Shadow puppets on the wall

Yep, we’re in Plato’s Cave, awaiting the next shoe to drop in the continuing saga of the phony Hillary-inspired Resistance. McCabe got the boot, as recommended by his own in-house inspector general not The Donald as the Resistance would have you believe.

But now it’s time for Trump to fire Mueller. Yep fire his ass good and proper.

“Harry Truman had a sign on his desk that said, ‘the buck stops here.’ It’s time for Trump to put that back on display, bite the bullet, and do what’s best for the country.”

Via PJMedia

Adam Schiff: “Liar and leaker.”

I love Trump’s tweets. Called Tweet-tacks. Love this new rollicking back and forth with the White House. Which the deep state and the RINOs hate so much.