For people whose work is the written word, reporters can be stunningly indifferent to what words actually mean. onthecommons.org
California is now a one-party state, as recognized by everyone in the land (more here). The Democrats have sealed their decades-long control with an uncontestable supermajority in the legislature, and dominate all state elective offices. Now they can really get to work on vacuuming up other people’s money to insure their autocracy. The student of history knows that tyranny is the most stable form of governance – it just renews itself with a series of new cliques of elites that displace the old.
The latest attempt to derail the Trump administration has now fastened on Trump Jr’s meeting with a Russian lawyer last summer. Since there’s no there there, the media has been reduced to reporting what other media are reporting about the inconsequential meeting. But then, posit that the lawyer could have given Trump Jr some actual (not alleged) dirt on Hillary. Would it not have been only proper, but also long-established protocol, for an opposition party to use that in a political campaign? Our country has meddled in exactly the same way in other countries’ elections – it’s all a popular and classic game of thrones. Aren’t we all glad that we found out about Hillary’s servers making classified information criminally available to the world, and the DNC emails conspiring to screw Bernie? If Trump did something criminal, we would all want to know; but continuing an expanding number of investigations that will be halted only when all allegations have been proven is more than a bit beyond silly.
Compassionate secession by our Left is the constructive advice of America’s liberals as highlighted under ‘Healthcare from Hell’. Since we can’t see ourselves letting illegal aliens die in the streets, and we won’t seal our borders, their only counsel is for America to slowly succumb to the onslaught of unassimilating mass migrations across our open borders. Achieving Agenda21’s post-American globalism with no fuss or muss.
[12jul17 update] The lamestream and Dems have tacitly admitted that the ongoing Russia investigations have so far been pursuing a will-o’-the-wisp. The enthusiasm and excitement with which they have fastened on to the blatantly inconsequential TrumpJr meeting, while completely ignoring their formerly ‘substantial allegations’, lends credence to the fact that so far they had nothing, and that this latest revelation is all that’s left with which to bring down the Trump administration. One of our left-leaning readers has diagnosed that only “God knows what dirt the Russians have on Trump.” If he is correct, perhaps continuing the investigations from a house of worship will be more conducive to their speedier conclusion through divine revelation.
[13jul17 update] Reading about all the political attacks and politically correct proscriptions happening across the country, added on to what thoughts and speech are already prohibited as being at least 'micro aggressions', does anyone else have the feeling that we are starting to reprise the age (1478 - 1834) of the Spanish Inquisition??
Speaking of inquisitions, now we can generate totally fake videos of people saying things in their own voice that they never actually said. All that using new technology developed at the University of Washington (more here). Talk about producing some real convincing fake news that will convince millions that a targeted person is culpable of something totally fabricated.