Monday, May 21, 2018

Goodies From Ol' Remus

Karl Denninger has a few words about the Texas school shooting, at Market-Ticker:
If you have children then you have voluntarily taken upon yourself the responsibility for the safety of others, specifically, those children. You choose where they go and who they go with. You choose the school. You choose the Principal, the teachers, the staff members and whatever security measures are there.
If you are sending your children to an unsafe place without the presence of armed resistance, whether that constitutes you personally or someone else in your stead you are an unfit parent as you are intentionally and knowingly putting those who you willfully accepted responsibility for in danger.
If your school is full of part-time felons, including bullies who think assault and worse is part and parcel of "going to school" that is in fact worse than a prison yard in that at least in the prison yard the other crooks need to make their shivs out of stolen plastic cutlery.
  Vintage News - In 1940 two twin-engine airplanes collided mid-air–interlocked, they flew for five miles and landed safely ... "she was pretty heavy on the controls"

  Rock fight, Z Man - Trump is not of the Old Right or New Right, and neither are his supporters. He's not a guy committed to winning them over with theory or looking for a way to join the club. Trump is looking to bust up the club and make his own. There’s a lesson here. A culture war is a zero sum game. The ground you gain can only come at the expense of the people in charge and there can never be peace. Complex political theories and carefully elucidated principles have no place in a culture war, or even a political war. It’s a rock fight and that means you have to use whatever is handy to take out the other guy. After you win and secure his turf, then you take a break and maybe use the off-time to think about theory. Principles are for the victory party.

  Confiscation, Survival Blog - The current mass media-driven “debate” on firearms (actually more like paternalistic lecturing or chiding) seems to be leading toward greater restrictions by Congress. The collectivist gun grabbers have the dream of ignoring the Second Amendment and somehow magically removing all detachable magazine semi-auto rifles from civilian hands. But it is just that: a dream. If they think that they can disarm us, then they are thoroughly deluded. I’ll explain why, with some simple mathematics. I believe that once it was started, the whole affray would be settled within just a few weeks or months. American gun owners clearly have the numbers on their side.

'They Destroyed the FBI and DOJ': DiGenova Blasts Obama Admin Officials on Trump Probe


After a former Obama administration official accused President Donald Trump of launching an "assault" on the rule of law, former U.S. attorney Joe diGenova fired back on "Hannity."

Sally Q. Yates, who was fired from her role as acting attorney general by Trump for insubordination, said the president was violating the rule of law by calling for an investigation into why the FBI allegedly placed an informant in his campaign.

DiGenova said Yates, also a former federal prosecutor in North Georgia, gave a "disgraceful performance" on mainstream media outlets in bashing Trump over his call for DOJ documents.

"It's going to take a decade to rebuild the public trust in the FBI and DOJ [and] Sally Yates... is going to have to lawyer up," diGenova said, claiming that she is one of several Obama-era officials who used the FBI to surveil a rival party's presidential campaign.

Yates told MSNBC host and former Florida congressman Joe Scarborough that Trump "has taken his all-out assault on the rule of law to a new level."

DiGenova ripped the sentiment, saying Yates was a willing party to the "greatest political scandal in American history."

DiGenova also criticized similar remarks from Obama-era Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper.

Clinton pollster blasts Mueller probe, says 'must now be stopped'

 mark penn_FOX

Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn blasted Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation on Monday, warning the special counsel’s team of a looming “reckoning” and calling for the probe to end. 

Penn -- who served as a pollster and adviser to former President Bill Clinton and a chief political strategist for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign -- said "this process must now be stopped, preferably before a vote in the Senate."

 "Rather than a fair, limited and impartial investigation, the Mueller investigation became a partisan, open-ended inquisition that, by its precedent, is a threat to all those who ever want to participate in a national campaign or an administration again," Penn wrote in an op-ed for The Hill.

More @ Fox

Grassley requests DOJ documents on Bruce Ohr dealings with Christopher Steele on anti-Trump dossier

Via Billy

Bruce Ohr, left, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked the Justice Department Monday to turn over communications between former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, British spy Christopher Steele and others about the infamous anti-Trump dossier.

In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, requested Ohr's emails, phone logs, written notes and text messages. Grassley also asked the Justice Department to arrange for Ohr to be interviewed by Committee staff.

Grassley wrote that he wants to know whether Ohr continued to pass information from Steele to others at the FBI after the bureau terminated the former MI6 man as a source for disclosing his relationship with the FBI to the media.

More @ Fox

Mass Exodus From New Jersey?




The package of anti-gun bills passed by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee on April 16 has been “second-referenced” to the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee for another hearing on Monday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m.  Testimony in that committee is usually restricted to fiscal impact of the legislation only, or to substance of new amendments, if any (which would likely not be released before the hearing).

Here are the bills scheduled to be considered yet again:

S102 (Magazine Ban / Gun Ban) Criminalizes possession of magazines that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. Turns 1 million law-abiding citizens into criminals with the stroke of a pen. No grandfathering of existing magazines (though the Assembly amendment providing for permanent blocking of non-compliant magazines has now been adopted in the Senate version). Will be ignored by criminals and madmen. Makes no one safer. Interferes with ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves.


Excellent: Texas Vs. The Pacific Coast: Explaining The Yankee Mindset


I recently traveled to Texas to speak about South Africa, at the Free Speech Forum of  the Texas A & M University.

To travel from the Pacific Northwest all the way to College Station, Texas, without experiencing more of the Lone Star State was not an option.

So, after driving from Austin eastward to College Station (where I was hosted by two exceptional young, Southern gentlemen), I headed south-west to San Antonio. There I lingered long enough to conclude:

The Republic of Texas is a civilization apart.

Ordinary Texans—from my brief travels—tend to be sunny, kind and warmhearted. Not once did I encounter rude on my Texas junket.

On the Pacific Coast, however, kindness and congeniality don’t come naturally. State-of-Washington-statists are generally aloof, opprobrious, insular. And, frankly, dour.

Leftist Privilege: Poisoned in Iceland A Year Ago, No One Arrested

Via David

Just over a year ago, a young Icelandic Leftist poisoned me in Reykjavik after I gave a lecture on the jihad threat. In the hospital thereafter, a Leftist doctor neglected to perform basic tests on me, such that I could have easily died from the poisoning. A year later, no one has been arrested, and Iceland’s medical ethics board has declined to discipline the doctor. The whole episode illustrates what those who are known to dissent from the Leftist agenda can expect from Leftist authorities: institutionalized indifference and injustice.

The poisoning took place at a crowded Reykjavik establishment. A young Icelander called me by name, leaned over our table, shook my hand, and said he was a big fan.

More @ Front Page

Playing The Black Card

NC: One answer to gun violence: Tournicate training


The difference between life and death is sometimes only seconds, and a partnership between Vidant Health, the East Carolina Police Department and Pitt County Schools is aiming to make those precious seconds count.

“Stop the Bleed,” a campaign that was pushed following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, is finding its footing locally as medical professionals from Vidant Health are working to help spread knowledge about tourniquets and provide training that can help save lives. The campaign’s mission is to “cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.”

"...... white privilege plays in all aspects of the gun control debate..."

 Aditi Dholakia

Three months after a group of students walked out of Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, to protest gun violence and school shootings, the school became a harrowing statistic itself. Eight students and two teachers were killed on Friday and 10 more injured when a gunman opened fire during the first period of the day.*

Friday marks one more lone wolf white male shooter with “troubling” social media posts and a history of isolation in custody, with not a scratch on him courtesy of the police.

More @ Technician