Monday, January 22, 2018

Beautiful Haiti

The LA Times reports that Conan O'Brien is filming a Haiti special as a rebuke of Trump's disparaging remarks
Conan O’Brien is shooting a “Conan” travel special in response to President Trump’s recent disparaging remarks about the country.  He tweeted: “Follow me all this weekend in real time as I explore this beautiful country. #ConanHaiti”  O’Brien remarked, “I have no idea what the president has against the people of Haiti, but if the president doesn’t like them, they must be lovely people,”  adding, “I’m sure I’m going to love Haiti, because Trump hates it so much. What I’ve noticed is whenever that guy hates something, I wind up loving it.”  Only one person accused the president of using the word shithole and that person is a proven liar. (He claimed a GOP leader told Obama he could not stand to look at him.)  The president, two senators and a cabinet member deny it.  This pathetic “man” makes a good living flimflamming the public.  He stresses the fact that Trump hates the people of Haiti.   President Trump does not hate the people of Haiti.  Conan the Idiot is perfectly happy with his fellow leftists who have made billions exploiting the suffering of the Haitian people.  This is the real scandal.  Anderson Cooper, another leftist idiot, claims Haiti is among the richest countries in culture.  Part of that culture is an acceptance of corruption and criminality.  Conan ’s efforts will result in nothing.  You could spend a couple of trillion building luxury apartments in Haiti and in a few years it would be back to where it was.  The problem is the Hatian people.  They may be among the most pleasant people in the world but their values condemn them to a life of misery.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Booker Hysterics

The Senator does a great Flat Fatima imitation
President Trump used the word “shithole” when describing foreign locations.  He mentioned Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations.  Reports about this January 11 Oval Office meeting often fail to mention El Salvador because it does not support the media’s racist narrative.  Apparently El Salvador is not black enough.   We know President Trump used this word because the allegation has been repeated ad-nauseam.  The only source for this charge is Senator Dick Durbin.  Senator Durbin has a history of “misrepresenting” facts.  That is a polite way of saying he is a liar.  Meghan McCain asked him, “You have a history of misrepresenting statements from private White House meetings, and some say that you’ve actually done more harm than good to the DACA deal by revealing what Trump said in his private meeting. Do you think that’s true?”  His response was designed to distract attention from the question.  He replied, “Well, I can tell you what you hear behind me are the voices of democracy; demonstrators who are on Capitol Hill willing to be arrested in a non-violent way for the Dream Act.”   McCain was referring to a 2013 Politico report about a meeting with the president and GOP leaders.  Durbin claimed that one GOP leader stated, “I cannot even stand to look at you” to the president.  The White House and the House speaker’s office denied Durbin’s incendiary claim.  Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, stated, “I looked into this and spoke with somebody who was in that meeting and it did not happen.”  Two senators, the president and a cabinet member deny hearing the word said.  The media is sticking with Durbin.

Liberals are outraged by Trumps’ alleged comments.  Durbin stated, “I cannot imagine that in the history of [the Oval Office], that hallowed room, where the president of the United States goes to work every day, there has ever been a conversation quite like that. It was vile, it was hateful, it was racist.”  Perhaps Durbin did not recall that LBJ used quite a bit of off color language in the Oval Office and Bill Clinton did a few things in that “hallowed room” that would shock the sensitive Senator.  Senator Durbin contacted Senator Cory Booker to inform him of what was supposedly said during the meeting.  He got the expected response.  Booker claimed that, “When Dick Durbin called me, I had tears of rage when I heard about his experience in that meeting.”  During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Booker attacked Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.  Earlier Senator Patrick Leahy asked Nielsen whether Trump had used the vulgarity to describe the countries “or a substantially similar word.”  Nielsen responded, “I did not hear that word used.”  Booker blasted, “The commander in chief in an Oval Office meeting referring to people from African countries and Haitians with the most vile and vulgar language, that language festers.  When ignorance and bigotry is [sic] allied with power it is a dangerous force in our country.  Your silence and your amnesia is [sic] complicit in it.”
Would Senator Booker have talked to Senators Perdue and Cotton in the same threatening manner?  Obviously not.  Booker exposed himself for what he is: a lowlife.
Of course the media is doing its best to promote the racist narrative.  Jennifer Rubin, the “conservative” at the Washington Post is doing her best Claude Rains imitation.  She is shocked, shocked to find that politicians lie.  She claims that Senator Cotton not only lied he also impugned the integrity of Sen. Richard Durbin, who told the truth.  She claims, “Honorable men would resign after such a remarkable revelation of their crummy character.”  She suggests that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen may have violated 18 U.S.C. § 1001 during her testimony before the Judiciary Committee.  Unfortunately I missed Ms Rubin’s articles on the lies the heads of the intelligence agencies committed before Congress.  I also missed her column on Harry Reid who bragged about his lying about Mitt Romney’s taxes.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Book Review - Milena

Margarete Buber-Neumann’s Milema is an account of one of the millions of tragedies that took place in the last century. Her friendship with Milena Jesenka is an example of a relationship the intensity of which can only be created in adversity. Indeed, the word friendship does not do it justice. Margarete points out that not all German’s were beasts, mentioning in particular an SS Overseer Langefeld. I started reading the book to do research on Soviet vs. Nazi concentration camps. It did not satisfy this need but I could not put the book down. It is not without criticism however. Margarete quote Milena at length about the superior qualities of the Czech people. I am sure she would have been disappointed had she lived. The Czechs did not behave all that nobly following the peace. The Nazi had their Lidice. The Czechs had their Horní Moštěnice. Horní Moštěnice was a far greater atrocity than Lidice, but unlike Lidice there was no movie made about it and it was completely forgotten. She also mentions that a “hundred and twenty students and schoolchildren were killed” by the Nazis during a protest in October 1939. The internet claims that two people were killed during this protest. I suspect that the internet figure is closer to the truth. Exaggeration damages one’s credibility.