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The Case For Ordered Liberty Is Staring Right At You

Without getting super-esoteric and all…….

One of the most basic tenets of the American experience is the rule of law. The contract of civilization, if you will. The right of people to go about their lives with the assurance of basic safety to walk around and live our lives in peace.

To get right to the chase, it has become clear that the Democrat-media coalition have egged on street violence and celebrated as it has moved past the ghettos into suburbia. Republican efforts to bring about basic order have been hampered in crazy-eyes leftist bastions like Portland, Seattle, Chicago and Washington DC.

I submit to you that while Americans have great latitude in allowing unhappy people to express their grievances, nearly all people want their basic safety reasonably assured. People are not as stupid as one might think (although they keep voting for Democrats, so it makes you wonder a bit LOL).

I think the Democrat establishment has let these dogs loose, for the perceived benefits they thought might come their way — white guilt, stoking black resentment and thereby keeping them on the Democrat plantation, and the threat to suburban America that if you don’t see things our way we will bring this unrest to your doorstep. I also believe that they grievously (that is spelled correctly and GFY any of you who are not literate enough to use it that way instead of the Phillistine barely-literate bastardization “grieviously”) miscalulated the timbre (oh I am so PWNing the dictionary here) of the spirit if middle America.

Polls are showing that the law-and-order message of conservatism is resonating in Black America too. If you think that “defund the police” is a bigger winner in America than “holy cow, please more police, get these drug-dealing gangs out of our communities”, then I suggest you sit there in your smugness and wait to get your ass totally kicked on November 4, with Trump’s support among blacks not at 8% but at 20%.

Very Late Night COVID-19 joke

his is an original spin on a very old joke. I made it up myself, and you are required to laugh. The ending will surprise you, especially if you know the old joke.

A man walks into a grocery store, during these Corona Virus times, with a dog closely following:
The grocery store manager immediately heads his way:
Manager:You can’t have a dog in here unless he’s your seeing-eye dog. You’re not blind.
Man: Sir, I am in an awful bind. We’re out of toilet paper in my house, and I’ve got to get some.
Manager: We have only a few packages and they are reserved for the elderly. And you still can’t have that dog in here.
Man: OK listen, this is a talking dog.
Manager: Yeah?
Man: Oh yeah. If I can prove it, could I get one of those reserved packages of toilet paper?
Manager stares at him for a few moments. Then his good humor suprisingly gets the better of him. He waves his arm: Well, this I gotta see. Sure, let’s see your talking dog, and you better not be yanking my chain.
The man, suddenly energized, turns to his dog, who sits, expectant and alert: OK Max, what does sandpaper feel like?
Max: Ruff!!
Man: What’s that thing on the top of a house?
Max: Roof!
Manager, his humor evaporated, grabs the man by the arm and shouts: OK pal, we’re done here.
Man: Wait, wait, please I beg you, one more chance! Max, who’s the all-time home run leader?
Max pauses, cocks his head, seemingly indecisive. Even the manager freezes in strange anticipation. Suddenly Max blurts out: Ruth!!!

The near-magical moment broken, the angry grocery store manager hustles the man out the door and hurls him out onto the sidewalk with his dog.

The man gets up, dusts himself off slowly, glaring at Max.
Max, quizzically: What? I did good in there.


[note: in the Unum house we do not count the Roid King. Leave it alone]

Michael Flynn Vindicated: Now Time for Justice

While the technicalities will drag on for a bit while Trump-hating judge Sullivan makes his Hail-Mary play out of resuscitating a prosecution where both parties are no longer at odds, the miracle has happened. The media covers it about like you would expect – both happy to continue to besmirch an obviously innocent man because he plays for the #OrangeManBad team, and remarkably, impposibly uninterested in reviewing for accuracy a waterfall of facts

Just when we think the Swamp is indomitable, unmovable, untouchable, a rolling and unstoppable mass which destroys all that does not please or conform to it, along comes another force of nature, one lawyer with a yard of guts — who knew the law, knew she was in the right, and would not bow, would not stop, and would not shut up. Sidney Powell, if there is any justice, history will speak well of her. She saw the weaknesses in the Mueller prosecution’s case (not really hard) and exploited them with precision and force (that was hard).

In the end, Powell’s pincer movement with USA Jeff Jensen (probably not coordinated because the Good Team, when they do it right, can ) exposed long-hidden documents that not only vindicated Flynn but exposed or fleshed out very likely criminal acts by a veritable role call of bad actors: not only the known suspects like McCabe, Comey, Strzok, Page, and so on, but also Flynn’s original counsel, Covington & Burling.

Flynn’s original counsel withheld evidence from him, and persuaded him to plead guilty to a charge the government had no chance of proving, but unearthed documents show they made a side deal with prosecution that Flynn’s son would not be prosecuted (not illegal but unsavory and reeks of not acting in the interest of their client) but that this side deal was hidden from the judge (very illegal).

Jensen’s digging, at the behest of Attorney General Barr, as well as tireless efforts by other heroes like acting DNI Grinell (wow, this dude deserves his own story), Judicial Watch, Sara Carter, John Solomon, Dan Bongino, and Sean Hannity, also revealed documents showing positively that there was no predicate for questioning Flynn, and that known actors deliberately set out to entrap Flynn in a perjury trap in order to ruin him and possibly flip him against President Trump. When he failed to lie to FBI agents in an ambush interview in which they took pains to keep him from having White House counsel present and keep him even from thinking he was under investigation, Strzok and Page altered Form FB-302 to invent a lying-to-FBI crime.

In vindicating Flynn, Powell’s briefs to the court actually incriminated, specifically, Comey (4th amendment violation for investigating Flynn when no predicate was established), Strzok & Page (altering FB-302) , Kelner and Anthony (former counsel), Van Grack (prosecutor), (the latter three for making a side deal and hiding it from the court)(Van Grack also for failing to provide Brady material and lying to the judge about it). The evidence uncovered also TENDS to incriminate several others.

The vindication reveals crimes committed, and hints very strongly at other crimes committed. Time to go get them. And in spite the knock on on AG Barr that at heart he is still a Swamp Dweller, there is much to indicate that he can and will, having put his hands on the tail of this alligator, hold on until he has subdued them.

At the end of this will be prosecutions against a role call of top Obama intel officials and their co-conspirators for not only the Flynn prosecution but the crimes involved in the FISA warrants against Carter Page and the whole Mueller investigation. I believe that federal convictions will be handed to Comey, McCabe, Brennan (the real ringleader) Nellie Ohr, Strzok, Page, Van Grack, and some others. I believe that some guilty persons will walk: Barack Obama, Susan Rice, Clapper, Yovanovich, and Yates. With any luck they will be damaged goods before it is over. I believe that if Republicans take back the House in 2020, that Adam Schiff will be expelled from Congress.

Fast-moving World

So much has gone on since my last post (March 5 or so). In that time..,, well the Trump impeachment sham was over in January, and we wondered what would be the next Democrat shenanigan. Well, witness the shutdown of America because of the Covid-19 virus. Also, Biden has more or less officially become the Democrat nominee. And boy, have the lights gone out in that house… man it is sad to see.

I’ll wrap this up here, because I want Covid, and the New Resistance, to get its own article. I just want to note that in the lockdown, much of America went idle. Some pockets of America went in to super-hyperdrive. I was among the latter, and life has been so busy, and I am talking about working 14 hours a day, 7 days a week, I just simply could not divert much time to narrating this crazy, pivotal, super-interesting time. Doing real good to keep clothes and dishes and myself all washed, and the yard more-or-less mowed and acceptably groomed.

So much to comment on, and no ability to do it. My own special hell.

Post-SuperTuesday: why did the Establishment wait so long to back Biden?

What a difference a week makes!

A week to remember

A week ago, the Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada preseason contests had played out. Bernie was shining and gaining momentum, seeing mainstream numbers that gave the lie to the notion that his following was passionate and deep, but not wide. First-tier stars were emerging like Mayor Pete, Liz Warren, and Klobuchar.

Meanwhile, the Default Guy had led the polls, from the beginning of the campaign and throughout the long, long debate season. But the air of place-holder was always about him: he was weak in the debates; the big money and big names had never really backed him; and perhaps worst, he had never received the endorsement of Obama, after having served him enthusiastically and worshipped his slavishly for 8 years. He had been favored to win South Carolina, since the heavily black and moderate constituency favored him much more than the first three states. But at this point what had been his firewall might be his Waterloo. It was thought that anything less than a decisive win would doom him.

He dominated South Carolina, smashing Bernie 49-18. Then in quick succession, promising (relative) moderates ButtigiEg and Klobuchar dropped out and endorsed Biden, giving him the moderate lane all to himself. Super Tuesday was a great day in which Biden, momentum, and delagates all found themselves in the same dimension. In the wake of that win, Bloomberg dropped out as well, pledging his support and his billions to Biden.

What happened?

Biden was never a strong candidate

For more than a year, Biden had been the front runner in all the polls. He was considered the leader of the moderate lane, with Sanders and Warren leading the socialist lane. But about Sanders, Warren, and Buttigieg it could be said that they had strong debates and devoted followings. Biden merely had default voting base, inspiring nobody.

The Establishment was hoping that somebody from 10-ish moderates in the 20-person field would rise to the top and make a run at Biden. Although others flashed at some point, only Klobuchar and Mayor Pete drew discernable support.

ABB – Anybody but Bernie (or Liz)

The Establishment has always bitterly opposed Bernie Sanders as a candidate – not because his beilefs or intentions are a radical departure from the mainstream Democrat platform, but because he so shamelessly states such beliefs and intentions, and they have calculated that the American public will not stomach undisguised socialism. The resulting electoral enstompenation would also cause downstream carnage, costing the Party the House, a worse Senate minority, and quite likely similar setbacks across the country at the state level.

Trump most likely cannot be beat, but they have to make a fight of it and keep the House. They feel their best shot is with a solidly mainstream Democrat.

Two so-called moderates survived the earlly contests and were set to face Super Tuesday. But Klobuchar was uninspiring and had probably peaked. Buttigieg was an interesting case: magnetic, refreshingly young and energetic in a remaining field full of post-70 faces, He inspired a dedicated following, and actually won Iowa. But his negatives were not small things: super-thin resume as a mayor of a small city, and arguably not distinguished in that endeavor; flamboyantly gay played great in most of Democrat-land, but was a huge negative in the crucial black bloc; and his frequent attacks of mainstream Christians was a turn-off to what remains of the blue-collar and union whites. He was perceived to have a ceiling as well.

The clock ran out

After the three warm-up contests behind them, and South Carolina popping 3 days before Super Tuesday, the Establishment was out of time. With Bernie showing so strong, it was not permissible on that day for the moderate lane to split its votes among three candidates (4 if you count Bloomberg), while Bernie was allowed to gain momentum.

Biden was not ideal; his appeal was broad but not deep, and he was showing signs of mental issues. Buttigieg and Klobuchar had potential but both were risky. South Carolina would be Biden’s final chance to prove he could turn potential into an actual win. If he lost, or won unconvincingly there, then with three days to Super Tuesday, the Establishment would have had to make a hard choice and back one of the three.

Fortunately for them, Biden made it easy by dominating South Carolina.

Finally, Establishment support

(or) only one girl left to ask to the prom

So in spite of Mayor Pete being clearly viable, the southern and midwestern states ripe for Klobuchar to make a strong move, and both of them financially and organizationally viable, they both bowed out and threw their support to Biden. The Establishment made their choice, and Biden will have their full support. Not because of him, but because Bernie cannot be allowed to win.