RANT: Lester Holt — just like Candy Crowley — with a twist!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

http://heatst.com/politics/lester-holt-the-third-debater/

Lester Holt: The Third Debater?
By Heat Street Staff | 11:01 pm, September 26, 2016  

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At tonight’s debate, Donald Trump faced off not just against Hillary Clinton, but against moderator Lester Holt.

  • Hillary’s emails
  • Benghazi
  • The Clinton Foundation

While ignoring these issues, Holt grilled Trump on

  • stop-and-frisk,
  • the birther story,
  • his comments about women,
  • his many bankruptcies,
  • why he hasn’t released his tax returns

— and a host of other issues the media sees as unfriendly to the Republican candidate.

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Disgraceful.

Trump was “Candy Crowley-ied”!

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http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/27/lester-holt-spins-debate-for-hillary-6-huge-ways-plays-gotcha-with-trump.html

1)      Jobs: Holt pressed Trump with two questions on how he was going to add jobs even though the first answer discussed renegotiating trade deals.

2)      Taxes: He portrayed the tax plans from the left – Clinton wanting to tax the rich and Trump “calling for tax cuts for the wealthy,” forcing Trump to correct him.

3)      Tax Returns: Trump got hit hard with tax return questions for “business conflicts” while Hillary got a slide on emails, her hidden speeches and Clinton Foundation business conflicts.

4)      Birthers: Holt asked a “birther” question that lasted longer than Clinton’s email answer. He then added three separate follow-ups to jam up Trump.

5)      Iraq: He hammered Trump for supporting the Iraq War, downplaying how Hillary had voted to do the same.

6)      Hillary’s Gaffe: When asked about biased policing, Clinton said, “I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police.” Holt ignored it, rather than challenge the idea everyone is bigoted.

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http://baltimoregazette.com/clinton-received-debate-questions-week-debate/

Argh!

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10 Things Clinton Was Not Asked During The Debate

(this is a note from the RNC)

#1: The 5 Aides Given Immunity By The FBI Or Her Reckless Secret Server

#2: The Multiple False Statements About How Her “Extremely Careless” Actions Endangered Our National Security

#3: Her “Basket Of Deplorables” Insult Toward Millions of Americans

#4: Clinton Foundation Pay To Play Accusations

#5: Her Failures And Lies On The Attacks In Benghazi

#6: Her Support For Obamacare

#7: Her Deep Support From And Ties To Wall Street

#8: Veterans Affairs Scandal She Arrogantly Called “Not Widespread”

#9: Her Comments About Wanting To Put The Coal Industry Out Of Work

#10: Her Deception And Lack Of Transparency On Her Health

Thoughts?

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Which of the following issues were discussed during last night’s Presidential Debate?

a) The sanctity of life
b) Religious freedom
c) Helping poor children attend a better school
d) Taxpayer-funded abortion

Answer: That’s right. None of the above.  

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RANT: Neo-conservatives become neo-liberals?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/no_author/neocons-remove-mask/

The Neo-Liberals
The Z Man
September 24, 2016

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It is a good reminder that neo-conservatism was always a Progressive heresy and never had roots in Anglo-Saxon conservatism. Modern Progressivism has curdled into a list of hatreds, offering nothing but an increasingly dark vision of society. The neocons are following the same path. Guys like Jeff Jacoby can only tell you what they are not, and increasingly that sounds like “not American.” To be a neocon today is to do little more than spew venom at normal Americans for not supporting wars of choice and unlimited immigration.

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Seems like if Trump wins the “conservatives” will take their warfare / welfare principles off to the D’s.

Can’t hurt for them to go away.

Argh!

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RANT: College is big biz

Saturday, September 24, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/walter-e-williams/left-wing-cruelty-black-students/

Cruelty to Black Students
By Walter E. Williams
September 23, 2016

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The problem of black education begins long before college. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as The Nation’s Report Card, shows that nationally in 2015, only 7 percent of black 12th-graders scored proficient in math, and only 17 percent did so in reading. This suggests that the average black 12th-grader has the academic proficiency of a white eighth- or ninth-grader. Consider the following question: If one admits 1,000 randomly selected eighth- and ninth-graders to college and admits 1,000 randomly selected 12th-graders, who do you think is going to come out on top? Who would be surprised if the eighth- and ninth-graders felt inferiority, oppression, and insensitivity?

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Clearly the Goofement Skrules are failures. They are not preparing posterity for “real life”.

Then, the politician and bureaucrats want to “send everyone to college”. How stupid.

What’s the ROI of wasting everyone’s time and a ton of money on “students” who will never succeed with majors that are virtually useless.

And, I still have never seen a poor plumber.

The problem, as I see it, is just another instance of the “socialist calculation problems”. How can one or anyone calculate an ROI? When a private entrepreneur invests their own capital, they calculate — perhaps at a gut level — what will be the likelihood of a return. Unfortunately, students and their families going into debt are essentially misled by the Gooferment Skrules about the return.

Argh!

Of course, the Liberals in the Colleges profit from the bodies pushed through their “meat grinders”!

Argh!

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RANT: Colin Kaepernick is a flyspeck and not the issue we have to face

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Received a forwarded email  from a relative with a lot of picture meme, mostly from Facebook, about Colin Kaepernick. Since I have no life, I immediately took issue with the importance of this fellow.
 
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Dear Usual:
 
Of course, he has the right to protest in any manner he sees fit.
 
While we have many many “problems” in this country, we have the opportunity to change.
 
Over my lifetime, I have shifted politically from “right” to little L libertarian. At the same time the country seems to have shifted from “right” to “left” while losing it’s collecting soul and in some instances mind.
 
I don’t know how we get back to the Dead Old White Guys’ vision to a land of peace and prosperity. But making this fellow either a scapegoat for misplaced anger, or anything more than the trivial spoiled individual who seeking his “identity”, is a wasted misplaced effort.
 
Hence, I’d like to focus on the big issues and what can we do to change them. Most notably, the welfare / warfare state which is besieged by Crony Capitalists, politicians, and bureaucrats that suck the system dry.
 
I’d start by bringing all the girls and boys home from these foreign mistakes until we have a real national unity about spilling blood and spending treasure. Then, I’d eliminate “welfare” for everyone — corporations and individuals — politicians and “fat cats” alike — and reset the Nation on the path of fiscal responsibility and individual responsibility. Tough love for America might, just might, recapture the American dream.
 
I regret that it’s the posterity that will inherit our hubris.
 
Dona Nobis Pacem
fjohn
 
 
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Sent from my iPhone

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Date:  September 15, 2016 at 10:09:40 AM EDT

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 Fwd: [manhattanprep60] Colin Kaepernick

 

 

 

 

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RANT: What have we to show for 15 years of war?

Friday, September 16, 2016

 

http://personalliberty.com/15-years-911-perpetual-war-liberties-lost/

15 years after 9/11; perpetual war and liberties lost
Posted on September 12, 2016 by Bob Livingston 

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So, what have we to show for 15 years of war?

Our currency – and with it our morality — is being destroyed. Paper money fiat – which is being created at a record pace to fund the wars and prop up the phony economic recovery — is directly the foundation of Machiavellian mentality.

Government printing press money distorts economic reality, dilutes morality and is the true source of “income inequality.” Financial speculation rises with the increase in paper money and the general work ethic deteriorates. The something-for-nothing mentality pervades society.

Paper money promotes the “quick buck” syndrome like narcotics peddling and hookers on the streets. Hookers, incidentally, were widespread in the Weimar Republic in Germany in 1923 because the women had to sell their bodies for food for themselves and their families.

In a paper money society, the social order visibly deteriorates. The morality of the stable gold standard gradually changes to the amorality of fiat. Few people see the cause and effect, and the politicians try to legislate human behavior. They always fail, as the system is overrun with jails and prisons.

An unlimited supply of paper money buys sophisticated arms that create fear and the propaganda to manipulate the people against their personal freedom and best interest. Fiat paper money is tyranny or becomes tyranny. It guarantees criminal government.

Paper money, personal freedom and privacy are incompatible. Paper money centralizes power to the state and diminishes the individual. This is the first cause of all you see happening. All modern wars are paper money wars. Paper money pays the politicians their lavish profligacy, and they keep their mouths shut about the fiat system.

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A lot!

The worst lost is the sense of American exceptionalism.

And, the moral authority from WW2 has been squandered by politicians and bureaucrats.

At the end of WW2, America was beloved around the world.

Then, little by little, drip by drip, it was squandered by the politicians and bureaucrats.

Enabled by the FED and Crony Capitalists, everything was stolen.

They talk about the Clinton’s taking the White House dishes and all the W’s from keyboards, “we” lost so much more.

How do we recover it?

IMHO, it’s restore “honest money”, balance the budget in REAL terms, and come to grips with the debt.

First step is to bring home all the girls and boys from these overseas “adventures”.

Getting our own house in order is priority one!

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RANTING: Apologizing for Generation Meathead!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/no_author/generation-meathead/

Generation Meathead
The Burning Platform
September 12, 2016
Guest Post by The Zman

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Maybe that happens, maybe it is too far gone and alt-right is a just an echo from the past that is too far gone to matter. Regardless, generation Meathead will be remembered as the cohort that gnawed away at the social fabric of the nation, like rats, until it began to fall to pieces. Maybe this election is the start of the great cleaning up of the mess made by guys like Reiner and he cohort. Maybe it is something else, but their time is coming to an end. Generation Meathead will soon be gone. Good riddance 

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I remember a line from a movie directed by Rob Reiner 

“… You gather a group of middle-aged, middle-class, middle-income voters who remember with longing an easier time, and you talk to them about family and American values and character. …” 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112346/quotes?ref_=tt_ql_trv_4

I remember “with longing” for that easier time.

… when only those with military experience could aspire to be a Commander in Chief or a Senator.

… when the Blue Dog Democrats were the budget hawks and the Republicans were too.

… when there was a Senate selected by the State Legislators and there was no such thing as an “unfunded mandate”.

… when there was shame at being on the public dole and folk looked after each other.

… when criminals were severely punish and honest citizens could be safe in their daily lives.

… when the money was honest.

… when the politicians and bureaucrats were too. (Alright, there was the concept of “good graft”.)

I feel sorry that the “Greatest Generation” may have abdicated their responsibility to transfer their ethic to the next one.

Hopefully, it’s not too late.

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RANT: What have we learned from 9/11?

Monday, September 12, 2016

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/09/11/fifteen-years-911-learned/

Zumwalt: Fifteen Years After 9/11, What Have We Learned?
by JAMES ZUMWALT
11 Sep 2016

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Because we fail to label it as such, civilization jihad has established a beachhead throughout the Western world. One need only look to France to understand what is happening.

Today more than half that country’s military is deployed domestically due to the Islamist threat. We see Muslim policemen refusing to protect Jewish synagogues, targeted by supposed Muslim “moderates,” yet the false cry of Islamophobia hides the reality anti-Semitism exists there. No wonder Jews are now leaving France in droves.

Interestingly, even as Muslims on Arab TV broadcast programs raising the issue of their religion’s penchant for violence, political correctness inhibits any such discussion in the West. Given this free pass, clerics in Western mosques continue to preach Islam’s gospel of global sharia to their flocks. While teaching anti-West hatred, some clerics, like England’s recently-convicted (for promoting ISIS) Anjem Choudary, live off welfare, earning more than the British soldiers being sent to fight the Islamism they promote.

What have we learned from 9/11? In the words of the Temptations, “Absolutely nothing!”

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Sadly, he’s absolutely correct.

We are allowing the politicians and bureaucrats to flood the country with “refugees” who immediately get more “welfare” than our own citizens and veterans.

We are allowing “political correctness” to preempt the discussion on important national issues.

We are allowing the leftist “media” to convince us of thing that will destroy us.

AND, worst of all, “we” don’t seem to understand the depth and breath of the problems.

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