Sunday, February 19, 2017

Trump Rallies the Faithful


For John, BLUFTrump is on a roll.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




In which Ann Althouse talks about the Trump Rally.  Her fourth (numbered) point is about President Trump quoting Thomas Jefferson, who knew a thing or two about the Press.
"Nothing can be believed which is seen in a newspaper.  Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle."  Trump quotes Thomas Jefferson.  Is that a real Jefferson quote?  Yes!  Thomas Jefferson to John Norvell, 14 June 1807:
The colon is because she then quotes the whole passage, which you can read at the link.

Hat tip to Ann Althouse.

Regards  —  Cliff

Democrats Want Trump Gone


TRIGGER WARNING:  In which I suggest that large numbers of Democrat Legislators are unhinged.

For John, BLUFCould happen, but thinking this is it is foolish.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




This is Power Line and the author is Mr John Hinderaker.  The topic is the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution.

The lede:

After three months, the Democrats still refuse to accept the result of November’s election–an idea they denounced when they thought they were going to win.  Now, as Byron York notes, many Democrats are scheming to remove President Trump from office.  How to do it, though, is a knotty problem.
Democratic Party Congresscritters like Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) are pushing the 25th Amendment idea.  The idea that the Vice President and half the Cabinet members would agree the President was incapacitated seems a stretch. Mr Hinderaker notes:
They need to get out more.
Too right!

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

Saturday, February 18, 2017

President Trump's Press Conference


For John, BLUFPresident Trump not bowing to the way the Establishment thinks it should be.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




It is Mr Scott Adams again:
There are two clues that the Huffington Post is hallucinating and I’m not.  The first clue is that they have a trigger and I don’t.  Reality violated their egos, whereas I was predicting a Trump win all along.  My world has been consistent with my ego.  No trigger.  All I have is a warm feeling of rightness.

The second clue is that the Huffington Post is seeing something that half the country doesn’t see.  As a general rule, the person who sees the elephant in the room is the one hallucinating, not the one who can’t see the elephant.  The Huffington Post is literally seeing something that is invisible to me and other observers.  We see a President Trump talking the way he normally talks.  They see a 77-minute meltdown.

I would say, based on my observations of the Press Conference that President Trump talked the way he normally talks and felt free to not just provide a canned response to each reporter's question, but to also interact with the reporter, like the reporter was a fellow human being in a conversation.  And, the President was having fun.  Maybe that is the be no that was being violated.

And, it is time the rest of us got to ask some questions, not just the Main Stream Media.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

  Creator of Dilbert.

Government Regulations Going in Opposite Directions


For John, BLUFWhat if you are traveling in Europe and put your eggs in the hotel room frig?  Nothing to see here; just move along.




This item from FEE, the Foundation for Economic Education, is by Mr Jeffrey A. Tucker.  Here is the teaser:
No surprise:  the real answer has to do with government regulations over whether eggs should be washed.  In the United States, the government mandates washing eggs before commercial sale.  In Europe, egg washing is forbidden by law.
Which brings into question the whole government regulation regime.

Hat tip to FEE.

Regards  —  Cliff

Trump Fails Again


For John, BLUFIn my experience, if it wasn't for bad feedback there would be no feedback.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




Yesterday I posted on President Trump's Justice Department handing over to the Court the full CIA Torture Report.  While the Obama Administration had stashed a copy in the Obama Presidential Library, it had been fighting release to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Here is the redacted report, per The Old Gray Lady.

Anyway, I got some friendly feedback:

Part of Trump's plan to inflame the entire Muslim world against us to make us more secure?
As if our American life style isn't sufficient to inflame those in the "Muslim World" who believe we are going against Allah's wishes, as expressed by the Prophet Mohammed.

Regards  —  Cliff

Protesting Trump Appointees


For John, BLUFRemember the Tea Parties and how vicious they were?  Me neither.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




Some InstaPundit posts are perfect the way they are:
THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP TOOK POWER, FASCIST VIOLENCE WOULD THREATEN CIVIL GOVERNANCE.  AND THEY WERE RIGHT!  Betsy DeVos being guarded by U.S. Marshals Service.  “The last Cabinet member protected by marshals was a director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.”

So, basically, taking on the Education Cartel is as dangerous as taking on the Drug Cartels?  Well, the former has more money and jobs at stake. . . .

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

Friday, February 17, 2017

Trump vs the Press


For John, BLUFI don't think the Main Stream Media has figured out it has a losing hand.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




By Ms Dana Blanton
Slightly more voters find the White House more truthful than the media, according to the latest Fox News Poll.
Well, it is Fox, but from Washington DC TV News, WJLA, we have:


By Ms Leandra Bernstein, Sinclair Broadcast GroupTuesday, February 14th 2017.

Here is the lede:

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- While many mainstream media outlets have cried foul over Donald Trump targeting outlets as "failing" or peddling "fake news," that sentiment is largely shared by a majority of Americans.
Then, further down, there is this little item.
According to a 2016 Pew Research study, 22 percent of respondents had "a lot" of trust in local news organizations, compared to 18 percent who trust national outlets. In total, local news coverage enjoyed a six-point advantage over national stations.
So, The [Lowell] Sun is likely more trusted than The Boston Globe.

Next comes some reporting about how the "big" newspapers were beating up on reporters from other agencies over their questions at the President's most recent Press Conference.

Last week Emerson College political communications professor Spencer Kimball published a poll comparing the public's trust in main stream media to the public's trust in Donald Trump. The poll was shared the next day by President Trump himself under the headline, "Trump administration seen as more truthful than news media."

The poll found that 49 percent of voters consider Trump to be truthful, versus 48 person of voters who find him untruthful. The researchers then compared that confidence rating to trust in the news media, which 53 percent of voters considered to be untruthful, a 14-point gap. A key finding of the poll shows that voters find the Trump administration to be more truthful than the news media.

The Sinclair Broadcast Group article is fairly long, but interesting.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff