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Scandalous Behavior

September 28, 2016
Scandalous Behavior

 

While the scrupulously impartial moderator of Monday’s presidential debate didn’t see fit to ask a single question about one candidate’s wanton disregard for the law, though she herself alluded to it obliquely, Judicial Watch is not in the habit of playing favorites. Criminality is criminality, even when the Director of the FBI refuses to deem it so. That’s why it is holding a special presentation exploring both emailgate and the elaborate money laundering scheme known as the Clinton Foundation tomorrow afternoon. You’ll find all of the details about tomorrow’s event in their press release, and can watch the proceedings live here. Perhaps you’ll do Lester Holt a favor and send him that link, just to refresh his memory for any future debates he might oversee.

Trump vs. Clinton (Additional Thoughts)

September 27, 2016
Trump vs. Clinton (Additional Thoughts)

You can read my live-tweet of last night’s festivities here. Coming home, I inadvertently came upon a conversation among attendees of the Hofstra debate which briefly boosted my faith in the electorate. The multicultural crowd of Hillary supporters discussed a number of topics and made several points Trump backers would probably agree with, including the observation that the debate’s moderator had designed large chunks of questions with the express purpose of humiliating the GOP nominee. Read More »

The Great Debate

September 26, 2016
The Great Debate

Update: Brilliant pre-debate analysis by James Taranto

Josh Marshall makes a salient point, re: Trump’s greatest handicap entering tonight’s debate. Personally, I tend to agree with Derb. Most voters will overlook an ignorance of policy details-see Aleppogate-if they have confidence in a candidate’s leadership abilities. That said, Trump does have to exhibit some minimal command of the issues, if only to dispel pre-existing negative impressions. 

After months of anticipation, later tonight we’ll finally be able to watch the two presidential frontrunners square off on national television. Despite portraying their candidate as an intellectual juggernaut-and her opponent as nothing short of a gibbering dolt-Clinton surrogates are intent upon working the refs, and the refs seem more than happy to oblige. Whether or not this influences the course of the debate remains to be seen. Expecting professional journalists to fulfill their duties is a bit of an ask, admittedly.

Personally, I think Trump supporters expecting Hillary to publicly humiliate herself are somewhat delusional. Although she’s an historically bad candidate-and arguably the worst Democratic nominee in recent memory-she has spent nearly 2 decades questing after the Oval Office. The idea that she’ll embarrass herself in a one-on-one format as she stands on the precipice of that goal borders on the absurd. On the other hand, Trump has one ace in the hole, which is the insatiable lust for power which animates his rival. Read More »

Taste The Rainbow

September 25, 2016
Taste The Rainbow

Although overshadowed by your regularly scheduled terror attacks, as well as pre-debate effluvia, the media’s attempt to turn Donald Trump Jr.’s recent tweet into a cause célèbre for smug leftists is worth examining in detail.  While some right wing pundits pointed out the similarity between his Skittles metaphor and a feminist-inspired meme involving a different chewy candy, the actual root of this analogy is the precautionary principle, a deeply flawed approach to risk management. The idea being that the introduction of a new  product or process whose impact is unknown or disputed should be resisted.

The problem is that the United States-and the West in general-has  served as a treatment group for the effects of Islam for well over half a century. We already have an extensive body of data points which demonstrate that randomly dispersing skittles across the non-candy fruited plain is a terrible idea in practice. And even if you subscribe to the bizarre notion that experiencing a major terrorist attack every 4-6 months is an acceptable risk to ensure vibrant diversity, somehow forgetting that this is a deliberate, unnecessary risk introduced by our government, you’re making the assumption that this potential danger will remain static in perpetuity.

The people who want to flood our communities with Skittles fail to appreciate the fact that these risks will only increase the more this country is filled with Skittles-and there is never the hint of a suggestion that we decrease either the quantity or the percentage of increase in the future. I’m sure the French once believed that welcoming emigres from their former colonies in Africa was a swell idea. Several decades later, more than half the prison population of that country is comprised of Muslims and their jails have become small scale replicas of ISIS training camps. The same holds true for the UK, as well as every other Western European nation with a significant Muslim population. Read More »

Cascade Mall Mass Shooting

September 24, 2016
Cascade Mall Mass Shooting

Update: Remembering the victims

The suspect is now in custody

Information about our non-Hispanic, Turkish murderer, courtesy of Heavy.com

More details, courtesy of Hot Air

Details of what happened after he entered the mallRead More »

The Decline of Western Civilization

September 23, 2016

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Charlotte riots-and despite media social conditioning, that’s precisely what they are-is how unsurprising this reaction is. Whether it’s a clear cut case of police brutality/excessive force against an innocent civilian, or an example of a law enforcement officer defending his life in the face of lethal aggression, this is what we as a society have come to expect after every police shooting. Regardless of the race of the officer, what quickly ensues is an anti-white pogrom, as well as press justifications for this atavistic savagery, despite reporters being targeted by the same individuals, sometimes on live television.

We’ve just come to accept the notion that rampaging across your city, targeting anyone and everyone who is non-white, even those reporters who’ve served as apologists for this sort of mindless destruction and racial hatred of white people, is an acceptable response to perceived political or social grievances. In fact, this sort of unreasoned wide scale violence is probably our fault, at least according to the former First Lady and current Democratic nominee for President. Read More »

Reality Imitates The Onion

September 21, 2016
Reality Imitates The Onion

We live in strange times.

WCCO’s Esme Murphy spoke with a top community leader who has been working with the family of Dahir Adan since Saturday night.

Haji Yussuf, the founder of the anti-Islamophobia group Unite Cloud, said that Adan left his family apartment to go pick up his new preordered iPhone at the T-Mobile store inside the mall. Read More »

What You Can Do

Scandalous Behavior

September 28, 2016
Scandalous Behavior

 

While the scrupulously impartial moderator of Monday’s presidential debate didn’t see fit to ask a single question about one candidate’s wanton disregard for the law, though she herself alluded to it obliquely, Judicial Watch is not in the habit of playing favorites. Criminality is criminality, even when the Director of the FBI refuses to deem it so. That’s why it is holding a special presentation exploring both emailgate and the elaborate money laundering scheme known as the Clinton Foundation tomorrow afternoon. You’ll find all of the details about tomorrow’s event in their press release, and can watch the proceedings live here. Perhaps you’ll do Lester Holt a favor and send him that link, just to refresh his memory for any future debates he might oversee.

We The People (Indie Republican Constitutional Workshop)

September 15, 2016
We The People (Indie Republican Constitutional Workshop)

One of the finest organizations promoting Constitutional education is the New York City Indie Republicans, a group I’ve had the pleasure of speaking before in the past. Read More »

The Blame Game

September 9, 2016
The Blame Game

 

Update: The full debate is now online.

One of the arguments which has preoccupied American journalists-and I’m being generous when I use that term-since Donald Trump’s nomination revolves around who is ultimately responsible for his political ascent. Likewise, conservative Never Trump pundits have spent the last few months assigning blame for his capture of the GOP-offering culprits which range from Barack Obama to the seemingly ubiquitous scapegoat, the social justice warrior. Read More »

The Ashes Of Fiery Weather (Meet The Author)

September 3, 2016
The Ashes Of Fiery Weather (Meet The Author)

Some of you who follow this website might remember Kathleen Donohoe, a Brooklyn author who also happens to be my cousin. Read More »

After The Storm

August 22, 2016
After The Storm

Update: Amy Curtis has also set up a GoFundMe for her friend Charlie Watson, who’s lost his house. Charlie’s Flood Relief Campaign.

This video from The Weather Channel illustrates the breadth of the devastation, but also the depth of humanity, people in Louisiana are experiencing at the moment. Read More »



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