Mueller's witch hunt a growing disaster for national security
Mueller's actions are creating conflicts outside of his area of expertise. The DOJ needs to stop him from taking making these silly indictments which are designed only to fluff Mueller's pillow not move the investigation forward.
12 Russians cast in Bob Mueller's theater of the absurd
Mueller's vanity investigation is hurting American's interest abroad, this is the worst outcome possible, except for the fact that it is also fuelling the madness of the progressive left and an American culture war.
Who's watching the detectives?
Woman who wanted Republicans hounded moans over being hounded
Maxine "Slow" Waters defines dimwitted.
EVERYTHING IS ILLEGAL
"EVERYTHING IS ILLEGAL: Laws that presumptively prohibit “disparate impact” require employers, landlords, and recipients of federal funds to justify to a government agency just about EVERYTHING they do. Maybe even everything."
Foolishness is why we so often see K-12 and higher education entwined in federal handouts. In the end, these handouts will throttle many of these institutions.
Trump's enemies fail to realize that Barney Fife's antics are a cautionary tale not a roadmap to success.
It’s Undeniable: Trump Is Blessed With Really Stupid Enemies - Kurt Schlichter
"Donald Trump goes to Europe, scandalizes the Euroweenies, libs, and cruise-shilling grifters of Never Trump, and comes back victorious. He’s about to get his second SCOTUS justice confirmed – all they have on Brett Kavanaugh is that he likes beer and is named “Brett.” In Congress, the Democrats decided to go all in on abolishing ICE because Americans love open borders and welcome MS-13 or something. In the Mueller farce, the Dems decided that the smart play was to publicly run interference for creepy weirdo Peter Strzok when he went on national TV doing his impression of Lotion Boy from Silence of the Lambs.
Hey Pete, what do those Trump voters smell like? Smells like a red wave to me, you insipid weirdo.
How did Trump luck out by getting such hopeless geebos for opponents? It can’t just be chance. At every turn, these dummies choose to lock themselves into the most implausible and indefensible positions imaginable, then push all their chips into the center of the table. It’s almost supernatural – maybe Trump won the intervention of some ancient demon by heading over to the offices of the Weekly Standard and snatching away one of its Never Trump scribblers to use as a virgin sacrifice."
It Kurt, read it all.
Live Blog | July 18, 2018 08:47:19
President Nikki Haley 2024.
"Nikki Haley secures arms embargo that eluded Obama admin.
Trump did say he'd choose the best people.
From Fox News's Adam Shaw:
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has chalked up another win, securing an arms embargo on South Sudan -- something that eluded the Obama administration.
South Sudan, which declared its independence from Sudan in 2011, has been beset by conflict and violence since 2013. But an arms embargo resolution introduced by the U.S. during the Obama administration was rejected by the Security Council in 2016.
The resolution on Friday squeaked through, only picking up the nine votes necessary to pass. France, the Ivory Coast, the Netherlands, Kuwait, Peru, Poland, the U.K. and Sweden all backed the U.S. While no members voted against the measure, Russia, China, Bolivia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan all abstained.
Haley also powerfully responded to criticism that the embargo was a "slap in the face" and would undermine peace talks.
In her remarks on Friday, Haley said that the U.S. supports the peace process, but dismissed claims that an arms embargo would undermine talks.
“For negotiations to work, we must end the cycle of broken promises to stick to a ceasefire. Peace in South Sudan will not come by letting the parties get their hands on more weapons,” she said. “The opposite is true. Supporting an arms embargo will show the parties that we are fed up with delays and stalling.”
First woman president, anyone?"
Husband shoots home invasion suspect holding wife at gunpoint
At 30 feet I shoot 3" groups rapid fire. It sounds like this husband does as well.
Damn, there is always a chore that needs doing around the house! Hero is a better chore than planing a swelled door to fit a tight jam, cleaning out the wood stove, or replacing a kaput light fixture. Just saying.
Good shootin' Tex!
VOTERS’ MEMO TO HILLARY — DON’T RUN AGAIN: Nothing so sad as the performer who is way past their p…
VOTERS’ MEMO TO HILLARY — DON’T RUN AGAIN: Nothing so sad as the performer who is way past their prime but just refuses to get off the stage.
Hillary "Norma Desmond" Clinton: "Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
Yeah, but we're not!
Only 2.3 hours to fuel this baby up!
Most liquid fuel autos take perhaps 5 minutes to fuel.
This is the same steampunk thinking that brought us light rail, streetcars, trams, and rail as the 21st-century modes of transit. Somehow if you make the train look new it is! No, it is not, it is just cosmetically enhanced 19th-century travel technology. The gold standard in the 19th-century is not the gold standard today.
To make this all the more insane, the carbon output and pollution output from the electric vehicle is seldom significantly better than the average liquid fuel powered auto when one makes a head to head comparison of the carbon and pollution costs of the entire design, to build, to use, to destruction lifecycle of both a fuel powered and electric powered vehicle. Why the environmentalist wants to hide these facts is incomprehensible if they really want to reduce carbon. But that leads to the more interesting question, do they want to reduce carbon and pollution?
I've written about these environmental issues on more than one occasion.
Thanks: "Only 2.3 Hours to Recharge!"
Shirking the Real Work -- Full Professors and Freshman Comp — The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
The problem for the university is the low quality of the feeder K-12 systems. Low quality K-12 education is a problem looking for a solution, but our political class does not want to solve problems it wants eternal issues in need of a little more money. K-12 education fits this bill perfectly.
A key problem at university is the fact that the money and prestige go to the researchers, not teachers. The result is baccalaureate students are a demanding afterthought for many professors. As the article notes, this leads to professors shifting the critically important lower level workload to graduate students or assistant professors.
Further, the chance that an excellent researcher will make a highly motivated and outstanding teacher of baccalaureate students is low.
A separate but related issue is that many minority students are mismatched with their university rigor level due to affirmative action. A minority student who would do well at a second-tier university may be incapable of handling the work at a first tier or Ivy. The result is incredible stress and a tendency to pass these students along before they are competent in the material.
"We are caught in a treacherous situation. The hardest classes to teach are often taught by the least competent teachers. The class most unpopular with undergraduates is taught by the most vulnerable teachers. The most delicate subjects are thrust upon twenty-somethings ill-equipped to manage them.
This is not the fault of people running writing programs, or of deans of humanities, or of lecturers with renewable appointments. It is the fault of safe and secure tenured professors in English, Comparative Literature, American Studies, etc. All too often they conduct rarefied research and minimize contact with students. They regard themselves as specialists, busy and professional, and while they agree on the importance of freshman writing, in their actions they express the opposite. General education and basic skills, they indicate, are the responsibility of lesser colleagues."
This sounds to me like it is time for a revolution, a riot, or both.
What was it the Bard said? "The first thing we do, let's kill all the tenured English professors." Or something like that.
"This is not a healthy subdivision of the humanities, and the disciplines will recover only if the upper-faculty regularly turns its attention away from its research and toward the foundations of reading and writing. If those foundations are not reinforced and respected by distinguished humanities professors, and if students don’t acquire sound English skills during the first year, the most cutting-edge sophisticated scholarship collapses upon itself.
Full professors must reconnect with the freshman classroom and with the teachers—graduate students, temporary hires, and lecturers—who are doing the hardest job on the campus."
But do the tenured English professors want students with solid analytical, research, and writing skills? The political wackadoo which stands in as an education in the humanities and social sciences today would be untenable if the students were skeptical, critical thinkers. Better to not rock the boat, but indoctrinate the students while providing them with an incompetent education in writing, analysis, research and critical thinking skills.
In the video below, law students from Lewis and Clark law school show the quality of analysis, critical thinking, and skepticism to be found in law students. As a lawyer, I would not hire these zombies to fetch water or coffee.
Police Killings Tied to Poor Mental Health in Blacks
"Black individuals in the United States are three times more likely than whites to be killed by police, but new research suggests it is the killing of unarmed blacks that adversely affects the mental health of this population.
"When we sum up to a population level, we find that these killings led to an additional 55 million days of poor mental health each year in the black American adult population," study investigator Atheendar S. Venkataramani, MD, PhD, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, told Medscape Medical News.
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The greatest effect on mental health was observed 1 to 2 months after exposure.
The killing of an unarmed black or white individual did not affect white respondents to the survey.
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In addition, many scholars and policy makers have interpreted police killings of unarmed black Americans as a signature manifestation of structural racism. So, another reason to do the study was to try to understand how manifestations of structural racism influence health," he said."
In essence, progressives believe in the wishful thinking of institutional racism, which is just a buzzword for the idea, "We can't find any over racism but blacks are not outcome equal with whites so, there must be "institutional racism." Only in the social sciences can a lack of evidence prove a nonsensical proposition.
If these "researchers" opened their eyes, the truth would be obvious. After the police kill a person, one of two things happens.
If the dead are black, the race baiters show up and create a carnival atmosphere alleging anti-black racism (frequently against a majority black police force) was the cause and demanding all kinds of things from the police, the government, including changes which the black communities often do not want like reductions in police patrols in dangerous inner city black communities. Rallies and protests are held, and the community is whipped into a frenzy often with the race baiters implying the black community should be compensated in some way. This usually means the race baiter will be compensated. The police are bullied into public investigations frequently with multiple secondary "investigations," analysis, and conclusions from questionable sources.
There is no moving on from these situations and the relationship between the police and the community sours. The race baiters use this to force less policing of black communities which ensures more crime, which ensures more race baiting opportunities for the race baiters, which creates more opportunities for graft and corruption.
This is the real institutional racism which is occurring in minority communities.
If the dead are white usually nothing happens. Perhaps the police investigate the shooting quietly but there is seldom a carnival atmosphere or allegation of anti-white racism or the need for reparations from the police. No race baiting carnival barkers show up to demand money, the community simply reads in the paper that another criminal was shot and killed by police for some ascertainable reason. The people quickly determine that the problem was the criminal, not the police and move on.
Fake research like this is the problem along with the race baiters like Al Sharpton, not the police.
Police officers make mistakes, and we need to monitor the police and demand high-quality training of officers to make sure these mistakes are limited.
More importantly, we need to find ways to limit the race baiters and eliminate the rubbish social "science" which has infected our public sphere. Articles like this, research like this are a significant part of the problem.