Sunday, January 15, 2017

John Lewis: Wrapped In Anger With A Dash Of Hate

Chuck Todd and NBC are rejoicing in the turbulence created during Todd’s interview with Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) on Friday.  The interview came on the heels of a 90-minute closed door briefing with members of Congress earlier in the day during which FBI Directory Comey “refused to clarify” whether his agency is investigating President-elect Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.  Comey’s “lack of candor” angered legislators; most notably Rep. Lewis.

“I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people. It’s going to be hard. It’s going to be very difficult. I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president.  I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected, and they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. I don’t plan to attend the inauguration. It would be the first one that I miss since I’ve been in the Congress. You cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong.  I think there was a conspiracy on the part of the Russians and others to help him get elected. That’s not right. That’s not fair. That’s not the open, democratic process,” Lewis said.

This is the same kind of divisive rhetoric that Democrats hated under Obama.  
Lewis voted for Hillary Clinton who labeled African-American youth as “superpredators” when referring to “gangs of kids” in the midst of championing husband Bill’s 1994 crime legislation.
Lewis is notorious for endlessly spewing the same tired dog whistle mantra of racism expecting everyone to acquiesce because he’s a civil rights “icon”.  Lewis has managed to wrap himself in anger with a heavy dash of hate.

In October of 2008 Lewis accused John McCain and Sarah Palin of stoking hate exclaiming, "What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history.  Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse."

“As public figures with the power to influence and persuade, Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are playing with fire, and if they are not careful, that fire will consume us all," Lewis said. "They are playing a very dangerous game that disregards the value of the political process and cheapens our entire democracy. We can do better. The American people deserve better.”  His full statement can be seen here.

McCain responded, "I am saddened that John Lewis, a man I've always admired, would make such a brazen and baseless attack on my character and the character of the thousands of hardworking Americans who come to our events to cheer for the kind of reform that will put America on the right track," the GOP nominee said in a statement this afternoon.”

He added, "I call on Senator Obama to immediately and personally repudiate these outrageous and divisive comments that are so clearly designed to shut down debate 24 days before the election. Our country must return to the important debate about the path forward for America.” 

Kevin Jackson, proprietor of The Black Sphere posited this thought:  “Fools like Lewis have outlived their usefulness for black people, and he demonstrates just how badly he has sold out to the Democrats. The Congressional Black Circus hasn’t helped blacks in any meaningful way, since its inception. In fact, the CBC has made black Leftists the weakest whiners on the planet.”

Lewis cannot be held solely accountable for perpetuating this nonsense about Granny Clinton losing the election due to Russian meddling.  I hold an equal amount of revulsion for #NeverTrumpers like Mitt Romney, Bill Kristol, Jonah Goldberg and others, but my greatest ire is directed toward John McCain who admitted he gave an unverified, error-riddled “dossier” detailing claims of Russian blackmail to the FBI.

Watching our intelligence chiefs and McCain trying to blacken Trump's name by means of a sleazy, unverified report about golden showers in a Moscow hotel, is particularly ignoble.

The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post have been baying for Trump's blood. Not since World War II has the media so dramatically dropped its mask of ersatz impartiality to reveal its true political agenda.

Our intelligence agencies are a vital component of national security which has become our new state religion. But in true bureaucratic form they have become bloated, redundant and self-perpetuating. They need to be booted out of politics.

Someone Has the Same High Opinion of Star Trek Voyager as I Have

I got this in an email from Amazon...

Friday, January 13, 2017

Today In Hillary News

Yesterday, from the East Room of the White House, The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Uncle Choo Choo.

It seems the presentation which was made with an additional level of distinction for the first time since President Stompyfoot’s predecessors gave it to Pope John Paul II, President Ronald Reagan and Gen. Colin Powell was more for Biden’s personal tragedythe loss of his son Beau to cancerthan anything else.

The nation's highest civilian honor is supposed to be presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

Perhaps some leeway could be given if we take into account Uncle Goofball was forced to put up with a president who climbed Mount Ego every day for 8 years.  Joe did less than Hillary but he did it without getting anybody killed.  So there’s that.

These pontificating, perfumed tin pot dictators love congratulating each other.

Will Bo and Sunny, the Obama pooches, get a medal for Best in Show?  No, wait.  That one’s reserved for the First Wookiee.

Do Not Adjust Your Set Komrades C-SPAN Has The Same Password As Podesta

Via The Washington ExaminerA C-SPAN broadcast of proceedings in the House of Representatives cut away from a floor speech by Maxine Waters (D-CA) to a broadcast of Russia Today for about 10 minutes Thursday.
Timothy Burke, an editor for the sports blog Deadspincaught the bizarre broadcast switch and said RT broadcast for about 10 minutes before it switched back.

C-SPAN said it was looking into the issue.

"This afternoon the online feed for C-SPAN was briefly interrupted by RT programming," C-SPAN said.

"We are currently investigating and troubleshooting this occurrence," it added. "As RT is one of the networks we regularly monitor, we are operating under the assumption that it was an internal routing issue. If that changes we will certainly let you know."

Waters was in the middle of talking about the Securities and Exchange Commission when the switch took place. RT is a state-run media organization broadcast in English that is often critical of the United States and particularly President Obama. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mean Tweets: Obama Farewell Edition

Legacy? It's a Movement!

What’s Next?

For the first time since 1981, Clemson captured a national championship with an incredible 35-31 win over top-ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff finale Monday night.

"Alabama was the best team in the country up until the last second of this game," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney told ESPN.

There’s a saying that a man's true character is revealed in defeat. It’s also revealed in victory.

I am happy for Coach Swinney.  As a diehard Bama fan it hurt my heart watching my beloved Crimson Tide go down in defeat.  Clemson richly deserves to be the 2017 National Champions.  Dabo made a wish upon a star and his dream came true.  I hope he’s going to Disneyland!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Alabama Crimson Tide: One Win Away From National Championship No. 17

As I have shared with my blogging friend and SEC sister Diogenes, I wanted Ohio State to beat the Clemson Tigers in the CFB Playoff Semifinal Fiesta Bowl.  I wanted to settle the score from 2015 with the Buckeyes.  Turns out the Buckeyes were a bunch of weak sisters in a shutout beatdown.  It was cringe-inducing for all those sports “experts” who lay laurels at the feet of Urban Meyer.  Hope you enjoy your cold, protracted, humiliating winter.

Lane Kiffin is gone by “mutual agreement” and in his place is Steve Sarkisian.  This, I will admit, gives me some angst.  This guy has a documented problem with alcohol and a reputation for being a party guy.  He was even filmed having a booger snack during the Peach Bowl.  Sarkisian had better toe the line at Bama.  Saban is a maniac disciplinarian.  The Bama faithful will not accept a loss in tonight’s game. 

Alabama is not the number one team in the nation for nothin’.  Saban has given this man a chance to redeem himself.  If he’s wise he won’t squander the opportunity.  There will be hell to pay otherwise.

Alabama is favored for tonight’s game, but that doesn’t mean everyone is picking the Tide. Only four out of 15 of SB Nation’s staff writers picked Clemson to upset the Tide. But in CBS Sports’ staff picks, five out of seven writers picked Clemson, and five of seven at Sports Illustrated also picked Clemson.

To those “staff writers” I say Clemson couldn’t find a magic bullet last year and they haven’t found one for tonight either.  Bama’s secondary is brutal, bruising and ginormous.  This game is going to be one helluva slobberknocker.  There will be blood and mouthpieces strewn all over the gridiron.

Dabo Sweeney wants revenge.  Nick Saban wants history and to win his sixth national championship to tie him with the legendary Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.  The Tigers can rub on that stupid Howard’s Rock all they want but Bama is stronger, quicker and more determined than some orange-clad upstarts from a cow college.

Just like movie sequels are disappointing, so too, will be Clemson’s stab at history.  The Boys from Tuscaloosa will suffocate the kittehs.  The Crimson and Houndstooth Dynasty will not be dethroned and Clemson will be sucked into the same unforgiving abyss as every other team that clashed with the Tide this season.


Mean Tweets: Meryl Streep Edition


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