Sunday, February 26, 2017

Additions to the MP - Steven Ambrose's Credibility

         Steven Ambrose’s credentials as a historian have recently come under scrutiny.  Timothy D. Rives, the deputy director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, claims, “the records I found did not substantiate Ambrose’s account of how he met President Eisenhower, nor did the records support his claims to have interviewed Eisenhower extensively over four or five years.”  Rives claimed “Ike’s post-presidential records . . . differs radically from the one described by Ambrose.”  Rives wrote this after a 2010 article by Richard Rayner in the New Yorker in which Rayner claimed Rives discovered that, “contrary to Ambrose’s claims, Eisenhower never approached him to write his biography.”  If Ambrose fabricated the detains of his relatioinship with Eisenhower, what else did he fabricate.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Chris Cuomo to the Rescue.

“Journalist” Chris Cuomo, who works for an obscure extreme left wing news outlet, has come out in opposition to the President’s reversal of Obama’s transgender bathroom order.  Cuomo feels that the problem with 12 year old girls sharing restrooms with males is possibly “overprotective” dads: “i wonder if she is the problem or her overprotective and intolerant dad?  teach tolerance.”  We have to learn to be more tolerant.  He asks, “And tolerance and acceptance of people who are different than you is not essential?”  How tolerant is Cuomo of his critics?  He claims that calling something “fake news” is the equivalent of calling someone the “n” word.  What is so bad about calling someone a nebbish?

Prominent Jesuit priest Father James Martin, editor-at-large of America magazine, also spoke out on the subject of transgender bathrooms.  Martin said the Church should embrace homosexuality's "special gifts."
"It doesn't hurt anybody" for boys to be allowed in girls bathrooms and vice versa, Martin tweeted. "It's an affront to their dignity as human beings" to deny men access to women's restrooms and vice versa.

Martin said the Church should embrace homosexuality's "special gifts."

Chris, "Be more tolerant."

While we are in such a tolerant nonjudgmental mood how about saying a few nice words about the gentleman below.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nebbish Proves The Dunning–Kruger Effect

De plane, de plane!
Berkeley professor and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, has claimed that President Donald Trump incited Monday’s riots in Sweden.  He also suggested that the riot in Berkeley that prevented a Breitbart editor from speaking at the University was organized by right-wingers.  His claim was mentioned in Salon, Newsweek and the UC Berkeley’s official blog.  Eventually the absurdity of the claim inspired  the Washington Post to label it “phantasmagorical.” Perhaps Bob has spent too much time in Wilhelm Reich's Orgone Energy Accumulator.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Dr Franken Diagnoses The President

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democratic lawmakers are openly questioning President Donald Trump’s mental health, and a growing number of them are invoking the 25th Amendment as a springboard to introduce legislation that would allow former presidents and vice presidents to determine if Trump is mentally unfit for office.  Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) are among several of these Democrats, according to The Hill. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Media vs. Trump

Credibility is a person’s most valuable asset.  For someone in the media credibility is essential.  People make mistakes and the occasional mistake can be forgiven.  However, when an individual or organization continuously makes “mistakes” favoring one side of an argument their bias becomes obvious.

There are people on the left and people on the right of the political spectrum.  The vast majority of people are somewhere in the middle.  The left and right need to appeal to this group in order to attain power.  In this battle to capture the middle the left has a powerful advantage.  The left controls the commanding heights of our society: academia, the bureaucracy (7.2% of Washington DC voters voted for Trump), the entertainment industry, and most importantly, the media.  The left also has a powerful disadvantage.  Their fringe includes demonstrator often carrying foreign flags, rioters destroying property, protesters wearing genitalia hats, signs with various obscenities, gay parades with public nudity and after many of their rallies many sites can be declared toxic waste dumps.  

It is therefore important for the representatives of the left to appear reasonable and well informed.  They are failing miserably in this matter.  CNN’s Jake Tapper claimed, “The person (Trump) is not dealing with the world in which we live.”  Tapper is completely correct. But who is in more touch with reality Trump or Trapper?  The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza commented on the President’s press conference, “There was a rawness to his attacks, a personal invective.  Trump's appeal to voters is, and always has been, how he is able to speak to them on an emotional rather than an intellectual level.”   I have to confess I feel no tingle up my leg when Trump speaks.

The left cannot abandon their narrative that Trump was put into the presidency by Vladimir Putin.  Chris Cillizza claims Trump’s attacks on the media are a distraction designed to deflect attention away from the Russian connection.  He claims,  “It's also one that will almost certainly succeed in changing the subject from Russia and Mike Flynn.”  Dan Rather, an expert on credibility, remarked, “The White House has no credibility on this issue. Their spigot of lies - can't we finally all agree to call them lies - long ago lost them any semblance of credibility."  Rather suggests that this “crisis” may be even worse that Watergate.  He commented, “Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime, until maybe now.”

NBC’s Chuck Todd, “I'm sorry, delegitimizing the press is un-American.”  Todd did not criticize President Obama when he attacked Fox News.  Fox’s Shepard Smith dredged  up some information he learned in Psychology 101: “It is crazy what we are watching every day, it is absolutely crazy.  He keeps repeating ridiculous throwaway lines that are not true at all and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as if we are some kind of fools for asking the question.”  He followed this with a demand, “we are not fools for asking those questions, and we demand to know the answer to this question. You owe this to the American people.”  It appears the media is in a very demanding mood.  Jake Tapper also had a demand for the President,  “Now get to work, and stop whining about it.”

Trump’s recent press conference has been described as blustery and bombastic.”  For those who watched the press conference there was nothing blustery or bombastic about it.  The leftist media are damaging their cause through exaggerating and their emotional responses to the President.  They see themselves as a special class.  CNN’s Chris Cuomo declared, “Also interesting is, remember, it’s illegal to possess these stolen documents (the Wikileak documents). It’s different for the media.”  Their wailing and gnashing of teeth is unbecoming.  John Bolton has pointed out that, “the notion that the press is somehow specially protected by the First Amendment...that they have a special status, is ridiculous.”

Monday, February 13, 2017

Rutgers Prof Released From Bellevue

Nothing Abnormal Here

Rutgers University professor Kevin Allred was subjected to a psychiatric evaluation because of comments he made in his classroom and on the internet about killing white people.  One comment was, “Will the 2nd amendment be as cool when I buy a gun and start shooting at random white people or no…?”   He was released from the hospital after only two hours because it was determined that he was not in need of hospitalization.  Allred claimed that he was being targeted for his politics when the NYPD came to his Brooklyn home and dropped him off at the Bellevue Hospital psych ward.
“Rutgers police told them I’m a threat based on political statements I’ve made on campus and on Twitter,” Allred tweeted after the cops arrived at his home. “And this is for exercising my ... First Amendment rights.  The NYPD said campus police in New Brunswick, N.J., asked them to conduct ‘a wellness check’ ... on the professor based on comments he made in the classroom and on Twitter about killing white people.”  In a tweet the day after Donald Trump was elected President, Allred wrote: “If I see any Trump bumper stickers on the road today, my brakes will go out and I’ll run you off the road.”  University officials issued a statement saying the university was responding to a student complaint about Allred.  Allred teaches gender studies and a course called “Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyoncé,” about the singer’s role in pop culture.  Allred tweeted, “she said politicians say much worse on live television with no repurcussions (sic) and they choose to waste resources bringing me in.”  Apparently this college professor does not know how to use Spell Check.  Establishment media reports naturally describe the incident from Allred’s perspective.  He is completely innocent and his threats were not serious.  Psychiatrists gave him a clean bill of health.  It was Donald Trump contacting the Rutgers University police that caused the problem.

Why is a professor teaching an entire class on Beyoncé and what does this say about the University?  The course is entitled Politicizing Beyonce: Black Feminism, US Politics, & Queen Bey.  It is apparently a women’s studies course.  It is claimed that the class is at capacity. Allred said, “They usually sign up because they're big fans of Beyoncé's music, but they quickly start to make connections beyond just being fans."  Allred says he’s a huge fan of Beyoncé, but he didn’t think of her as a political actor until he came across an essay by Yale Professor Daphne Brooks that linked the singer to black, female disempowerment.  How Boyoncé is linked to the deprivation of influence of black females is unclear.  However it inspired Allred “to use Beyoncé in my teaching to spark students' interest in having conversations around gender, sexuality, and race.”  Beyoncé’s music challenges many of society’s conceptions about gender, sexuality, and race, according to Allred, who says her prominence gives her political influence.  “Beyoncé is a political figure because she commands attention—perhaps the most attention of any entertainer today. People listen when she talks and people question things when she raises the question herself,” he says.  While Allred admits her influence isn’t explicitly governmental or legislative, he says she has the power to inspire cultural movements for change.  Beyoncé has hosted a high-dollar fundraiser for Barack Obama, is a champion of LGBT equality, and increasingly highlights feminism in her work.  Allred states, “I rather like the concept of a 'multi-talented performer' who neither plays an instrument nor writes music. And a 'black feminist' with long blonde hair dressed as a 1950s burlesque queen singing about bitches.”  

Is this course worth the $25,000 it costs to attend Rutgers?  Are there any comparable courses on artists like Yuga Wang, a woman vastly more talented than Beyoncé?

Has not applied for a Professorship at Rutgers.

Life Used To Be So Simple

A singer by the name of Joy Villa has created a disturbance at the Grammy Awards.  She has acquired the coveted “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” Award.  Her method should disturb every progressive thinker.  In the past the path was clear: e'pater l bourgeoisie, "shock the middle class."  It was not really the bourgeoisie that was targeted.  It was the conventional morality that was under attack.  You could do this by wearing a dress made out of elephant dung.  The process was described by George Orwell in "Benefit of Clergy": “There is always one escape: into wickedness.  Always do the thing that will shock and wound people. . .  throw a little boy off a bridge, strike an old doctor across the face with a whip and break his spectacles - or, at any rate, dream about doing such things . . .  gouge the eyes out of dead donkeys with a pair of scissors.  Along those lines you can always feel yourself original.  And after all. it pays!”  Progressives are now the new bourgeoisie.  

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Elite vs. The People - Immigration

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted Constitutional rights to the entire human race living outside of the U.S. regardless of their citizenship.  They did this by upholding a lower-court temporary restraining order which held that the US Government could not enforce President Trump's executive order on immigration.  The lower court decision was based on the opinion of an incompetent judge.  Judge Robart’s ignorance cannot be attributed entirely to his own lack of intelligence.  The establishment media played a role in not publicizing certain incidents.  They have reported on terrorist attacks but they have not emphasized them like they have the bogus Duke rape case or the Travon Martin case.  When Judge Robart asked, “How many arrests have there been of foreign nationals for those seven countries since 9/11?” the DOJ attorney responded, “Your Honor, I don’t have that information.”  To this Robart responded, “Let me tell you… The answer to that is none, as best I can tell. So, I mean, you’re here arguing on behalf of someone [President Trump] that says: We have to protect the United States from these individuals coming from these countries, and there’s no support for that.”  An individual responsible for making decisions should be informed about the facts he is going to base his decision on.  Perhaps Judge Robart does not have access to the internet.

The statute dealing with the President’s authority to control immigration is 8 US Code 1182 - Inadmissible Aliens - (a)(10) (f).  It states, “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”  It should be clear that the 9th Circuit Court decision was based on politics.  Using this rationale, any decision made by President Trump can be ruled unconstitutional.  Cardinal Richelieu is reported to have said, “If you give me six sentences written by the most innocent of men I will find something in them with which to hang him.”  Even 8 US Code 1182 can be twisted to mean the opposite of its intent.

All of the 7 countries mentioned in the executive order were labeled "countries of concern" by the Obama Administration.  The federal government has arrested and convicted 76 people from these seven countries on terrorist related charges.  These people were not merely arrested.  They were convicted.  This number does not include the unknown number of “refugees” who have gone to the Middle East to fight for ISIS and other terrorist organizations.  They have received training there and will be allowed to return to the U.S.  The media will do its best to cover for the 9th Circuit.  However, the majority of the Americans will know that this court has put their political beliefs ahead of the security of the American people.