Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Cohen, Client & Comey Conundrums

(Image by Gary Varvel)

A couple weeks ago, the Feds raided the offices of Our Grand Nagus' personal lawyer, Michael Cohen

Leftists rejoiced over getting one step closer to ousting Trump the Usurper, while conservative commentators claimed this was a breach of attorney-client privilege.


I'm leaning towards "a breach" because Mueller's investigation was suppose to uncover collusion between Our Grand Nagus and the Barechested Czar.  Instead, we're apparently seeing what Mark Steyn often warned about weaponized government agencies:  They will keep digging into someone's life until they find something their guilty of.

A couple days ago, Judge Napolitano discussed the issues of President Trump and the attorney-client privilege.

While Judge Nap has tried to play an even-hand, this still looks like a slippery legal slope to us laymen.

Especially since this uncovered another Enemy of the Deep State--Sean Hannity.

Derek Hunter was disgusted by the "pearl-clutching journalists and declared:  Journalism is dead (Part 3,295, 041)

But getting back to Comey & Co, The Diplomad called Comey a mess.

And it's not just leftists that want to bring down Our Grand Nagus.  There's the Never Trumpers.

To which Kurt Schlichter called-out their whining about principles to be just an act.

(Image by Michael Ramirez)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Collusion of Comey & CO.

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While ex-G-man James Comey is conducting his book tour, VDH ties up some loose ends on who's been colluding with whom.

Meanwhile, Mark Steyn calls-out who the real obstructors of justice are.

At least our version of the "gang of four" have been officially referred for criminal investigation.

In a just world, we'll see all the deep staters convicted, or at least driven from public office.

In the meantime, though, not every interview in Comey's book tour goes his way.  Meghan McCain called him out as a political commentator.

Some folks have even lower opinions of him...

(Image by Mike Lester)

Friday, April 13, 2018

Laura Ingraham Video: Bullies On The Left Aim To Silence Conservatives

Laura Ingraham returned as hostess to her show, The Ingraham Angle on Monday evening. 

While she didn't make any direct references to David Hogg, her opening monologue was an appropriate one about the leftist crybullies and their attempts to silence conservatives.

One of the voices--two, in fact--subjected to "the silent treatment" were the feisty ladies known as Diamond and Silk

Apparently, the Facebook commissars declared them unsafe to the community.  These two were fired up and kept the heat up on every show they appeared on.

Up until now, I'd merely watch them during their appearances on FOX News.  After watching their fiery performances, I subscribed to their YouTube channel and their Facebook page.  If I had a Twitter account, I'd sign up on that too.

While Diamond and Silk were raising Hell, Zuckerberg got grilled by Congress, including questions over the censorship of conservatives.

But it looks like Zuck may be trying to "tap out" of being tag-teamed, and acknowledged there as an "enforcement error" in targeting Diamond and Silk.

I'll say!

I would not want to get on the bad side of these two ladies.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

London: Dying by A Thousand Cuts?

(Image by Tome Stiglich)

We Second Amendment Advocates often cite murder rate statistics as proof that murders will use any weapon to kill their victims.

Well, at the risk of telling leftists "we told you so (again)," news came out a few days ago that in February London's murder rate edged-out NYC's.

There's a few noteworthy aspects to this revelation--

--Most, if not all, the killings were done by knife-wielding assailants.
--Yes, some groups are pondering the idea of "knife control."
--And finally, Mark Steyn reveals some "whitewashing" of the names of the victims for the sake of diversity.

If the gun-control and open borders advocates (often the same groups of people) get their way, we can expect to see a "Londonization" of our own metropolitan areas.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Media Hogg Wild

(Image from:  Stars & Stripes Forever PAC)

Last week, Laura Ingraham found herself in the epicenter of a media firestorm for snarking about David Hogg not getting accepted to some of his college choices.  At this time 11 companies dropped out of advertising on her FOX News show.

Ben Shapiro pointed out that he can't have it both ways:  Hurl insults, and then whine that you’re “just a kid” once mud is slung your way.

Although I do disagree with Ben, and feel Laura shouldn’t have apologized.

Especially since Bully Boss Hogg rejected her apology.

Derek Hunter points out the Democrats have used human shields to advance all their agendas.

Hogg’s conservative classmate, Kyle Kashuv, responded differently, while FOX News is Ddefending Ingraham against intimidation efforts —for now.

Meanwhile, on Facebook, when two table-top gaming friends posted the meme below several left-leaning gamers rushed to Hogg’s defense.

I posted the following:

What I find to be a double standard is this kid is allowed to hurl F-Bomb laced rants at adults who bear no responsibility to the mass murder committed at his school; and yet to criticize his actions or poke fun at him is somehow sacrileges.

(Image from:  Dysfunctional Veterans)
This of course, drew some fire from other left-leaning gamers.

So the virtual (un)Civil War continues...
defending Ingraham against intimidation efforts

Friday, March 30, 2018

Gun Grabbers' Goal and Their Perpetual Rants

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Last weekend saw breathless news coverage of the March to Confiscate Law Abiding Gun Owners' Guns  For Our Lives.  Ben Shapiro broke down David Hogg's speech.

The Five also followed-through examined the march.

But while gun-control activists continue their endless loop of Two Minutes of Hate, like their spokeskid calling NRA members "pathetic fuckers" they're ignoring the silent backlash that's brewing.

Paul Joseph Watson "supports" the Parkland Students.  (As in:  "never interrupt an enemy while making a mistake.")

The more the kids rant, the more people they'll motivate to buy guns, donate to the NRA--and vote.

On Tuesday, Former Chief Justice Stevens called for a repeal of the 2nd Amendment.

Derek Hunter said:  Go ahead and try it.

Ben Shapiro went one step further and said:  Do it, I dare you!

Other than Stevens' open call to repeal the 2nd Amendment, Kurt Schlichter reminded us that everything else leftists say about guns is a lie.

Even if they're not actually lying about guns, a lot of leftists can't define "assault weapons" and are ignorant of just about everything else about guns.

Eric Scheiner and Brittany Hughes take a humorous look at some of the cringe-worthy signs brandished by the protesters.

Despite the flame wars I got tangled-in the last time I posted something political on Facebook, I'll continue to do so as long as leftists refer to me as a "pathetic fucker," or brandish signs like this:
(Image and commentary by:  Benny Arthur Johnson)

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Facebook Fracas & Scandal Fallout

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Just before St. Patrick's Day, a scandal erupted over Cambridge Analytical utilizing Facebook as a data mine to help Our Grand Nagus's 2016 campaign.

But as Tucker Carlson, (and cartoonist Henry Payne) point out, there's a data double standard in play.

Most of the backlash I've seen has been directed at Facebook, rather than Trump.

Advertisers are threatening to leave and users are deleting their accounts, or at least trying to.  (I know one person that's done it).

Whether anyone truly succeeds in deleting their account or not (because the Internet is Forever), the company that started out as a campus "Hot or Not" game is now struggling to extinguish the firestorm.

(Image by Steve Kelley)

I've enjoyed being on Facebook for the most part, and have tried to minimize the personal information I put on line.  I never post pictures of any trip, or event until it's over and I'm back home.

Censorship is another concern of mine, like Zuckergerg assuring German Chancellor Merkel he'll try to police-up anti-immigration speech.

Lately though, my main issue with Facebook has been with left-leaning users I call friends.

In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, I was fed up with the Endless Two Minutes of Hate that was spilling on to Facebook and directed at the National Rifle Association (NRA).  So near the end of February, I posted an article on my page which claimed millions RUSH to join the NRA because of the anti-gun rhetoric, to which I added my own comment and observation:

I don't have to rush to join the NRA. 
I've been a lifetime member for several years now.
The tactic currently employed by gun control activists--that of endlessly looping "Two Minutes of Hate" directed at law-abiding gun owners, and one of the associations they may be members of--appears to be counter-productive.
Not only can such attempts at "gun shaming" drive up NRA membership applications, but gun sales, applications for concealed weapons permits, and enrollment in gun safety classes also increase.
I'm sure gun-control activists don't see themselves as recruiters for the NRA, or spokesmen for arms manufacturers; but the the consequences of their actions--unintended or otherwise--is having that effect.

This brought an immediate reaction from some of the tabletop gamers, and writers I know.  What surprised me wasn’t so much the amount of negative reactions, as it was the intensity.  These people truly HATED the NRA.

I was told the NRA were a pack of fear mongers, blowhards, and even outright assholes.
To be honest, I get irritated when I’m constantly bombarded with requests for donations, and I often find their newsletters to be rather bombastic.

I wasn’t about to admit that to any of them.  No dissension among the ranks, and all that.

This turned out to be a harbinger of what was to come.

A few days into March, I posted the article about the adult supervision--and money--behind the "Children's Crusade.".

A handful of my high school alums saw this--and went batshit crazy.

The first person to comment accused me of suffering from oxygen deprivation.  And the “debate” went downhill from there.

The flame war lasted over three days.

Fortunately for me, several of my ex-military and federal government buddies were drawn to the conflict and rolled-in with supporting comments, and jokes (at my opponents expense) and scathing personal attacks of their own.

I should have reigned-in my friends, but I was still fuming over the oxygen deprivation, and subsequent personal attacks directed at me, along with the claim of the NRA being a terrorist organization.

Mud-slinging aside, we made every attempt to reason with them.

Even my attempts at humor failed to humor our opponents.  Despite feeling so angry, I tried to maintain my composure and responded with reasoned counterpoints.

However, the breaking point came when one guy told me that he lived in Chicago and the main problem is with gangs and people owning illegal weapons.  I responded that he proved my point that gun control laws would only affect law-abiding gun owners.

His response:

First, today's sane, law abiding citizens are tomorrow's mass murderers.

I wrote a response telling him how wrong he was to have such an attitude and that we couldn't have a rational discussion about gun control because we have no common ground.

Then as soon as I posted it, I unfriended him and two others.

While I haven't decided whether or not to leave Facebook altogether, I've decided I'll unfriend anyone who holds such an extreme view and considers me, along with my like minded friends to be Enemies of the State.

This also got me wondering if Facebook has been enabling the rancor among friends and family with opposing political social views.

When I post personal, or funny comments and links, I'd get a handful of responses.

I found it more than a mere coincidence that my post about the NRA was responded to immediately by people in my tabletop gaming group who had intense feelings against the organization, while my high school alums who are passionate about the "Children's Crusade" immediately saw my AstroTurf post.

This seems too much like specific targeting to me.

So I think Facebook's arcane algorithms are doing more than facilitating data mining. 

As more of Facebook's shenanigans come to light, who knows who will be bailing out on whom...

(Image by Steve Breen)

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Computing Forever, and Other Videos: What Has Britain Become?

What indeed.

Now that the St. Patrick's Day celebrations are over, we can talk about one of the problems plaguing the British Isles.

I've wanted to visit the UK ever since I can remember.

However, I'd rather not visit a place that allows jihadists to run rampant--and give them free housing--while recently detaining conservatives for simply wanting to talk about free speech, or against creeping sharia.

Paul Joseph Watson considers Britain is broken.

Brittany Pettibone and her beau talk about their detention, while Sargon of Akkad interviews Lauren Southern about her being banned from Britain, and Roaming Millennial interviews Tommy Robinson about "London Falling." 

In light of all this, I've pretty much taken the British Isles off my bucket list.

While I'm certainly not as pretty or popular as Brittany and Lauren, I wonder if I could even enter the UK.  All it would take is for someone in MI-5 to stumble across anything I've posted here on Station WTFO.

Maybe I'm thinking too highly of myself, but I'd rather continue my admiration of Great Britain from afar, and save myself from the hassles conservatives deal with daily from Her Majesty's Government.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hillary Falls Again--In More Ways Than One

(Image by Tom Stiglich)

Our Uncrowned Queen Hillary made the news a few days ago while in far-off India.

Her deplorable comments were really nothing new, just a continuation on how she was Ides of March'd during the 2016 Presidential Election.  The added twist was:  White women didn't vote for her because their menfolk told them not to.

I could go on and add lots o' links, but Guy Benson summed it up best:  Hillary Clinton--The Biggest, Sorest, Nastiest Loser.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Big Government's Epic Fail While Gun Grabbers Blame Law Abiding Citizens

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Shortly after my previous post went live, news broke about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's resource officer stayed outside during Cruz's killing spree

And shortly after this bombshell, it was revealed that three other Broward County Sheriff's deputies remained outside while students were being slaughtered.

Mark Steyn was spot-on to observe this was A total failure of the state, and what is needed is a calm, rational debate is the key to discussions about gun control.

Instead, what us law-abiding, Second Amendment advocates keep getting is "Two Minutes of Hate".  And not just from CNN, but across the entire electronic and cyber spectrum.

For the most part, I've written in-support of our state and local law enforcement agencies. That being said though, Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel, looks like a total asshole engaged in CYA ("Cover Your Ass"), which falls in-line with the gun grabbers' goals.

Jesse Watters points out Big Government's perpetual state of failure--and Big Government advocates want an even bigger government.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Non-Jihadi Known Wolf's Red Flags

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I was on duty this past Valentine's Day.

But instead of being bombarded by news stories about love & romance during my shift, my partner and I were subjected to the unfolding story of Nikolas Cruz killing 17 people and wounding 14 more at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.

Before all the facts were known about this heart-wrenching event; Democrats, the media and celebrities began braying about gun control.

And in keeping with their Never-Let-A-Crisis-Go-To-Waste tactic, they've been braying non-stop ever since.

Brittany Hughes called them out for exploiting traumatized children to push their anti-gun agenda.

Derek Hunter followed-suit, and explained how the leftist Exploitation Machine is rolling on.

Don't think the Left's ultimate goal is to ban all scary-looking rifles?

Well, they seemed to have tipped their hand during a CNN-sponsored townhall meeting two nights ago. Or, as Matt Vespa called it:  A North Korean kangaroo court peddling gun confiscation.

The Diplomad warned that the "common sense" gun control leftists advocate will be weaponized like every other agency and program they're in charge of.

The problem, as us like-minded folks see it, isn't the scary-looking guns, but the perpetrators themselves and those who've enabled them.

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While Cruz wasn't an "Allahu Akbar" screaming jihadist, he was a known wolf to the FBI, and local law enforcement.  But even prior to the "missed" red-flags, Broward County Schools colluded with local law enforcement.  Together, they implemented the "Broward County Solution", where a dozen misdemeanor offenses were downgraded to school-related issues.

But the leftist narrative has been dominating the airwaves and cyberspace.  Blame is leveled at the Republican Party and the National Rifle Association, instead of with the perpetrator and his enablers.

My first ex-wife tried blaming me for a hurricane.  Her logic was:  If you didn't join the military, cross train in the Tactical Air Control field, we wouldn't be stationed at Fort Bragg and have to deal with this.

Ever since that watershed event in my Hell-on-Earth first marriage, I'm easily triggered over being blamed for something I didn't do.  So as a Republican voter and lifetime member of the NRA, I'm openly hostile against such claims that I, along with fellow voters and members, "have blood on our hands."

Fortunately, instead of me shouting back "BS!" or "Foxtrot Yankee!" to such slander, Kurt Schlichter has more practical advice on how to beat 7 of the terrible leftist gun control arguments.

On the flip-side, Meredith Drake-O'Conner discussed the 6 reasons why your right-wing friend isn't coming to your side on gun control.

Ben Shapiro, meanwhile, advocated a "novel concept:"  Have our law enforcement agencies enforce the law.

Which was Item #2 on Kevin McCullough's 7 Simple Steps to Eliminate School Shootings Overnight.

(Image by:  A.F. Branco)

While Mr. McCullough's ideas may, sadly, not completely eliminate school shootings, they'd be more effective than the left's gun-grabbing fetish.

Which they won't find acceptable anyway because it will run contrary to their Anti-Gun Narrative.  So unfortunately we'll never know if these steps will actually work.

Instead, we'll be treated to upcoming stunts like the Student Lie-In at the White House (27 Feb), a 17-minute nation-wide walk-out by teachers and students (14 Mar), followed by anti-gun violence demonstrations ten days later.

(Image by Steve Kelley)