Fearing Everything

It’s been obvious that the media, pundits and many other facets of culture today have as their goal to scare you.

Lyin’ Brian Williams even admits it here:

When I look back over the decades I see that much of the time has been spent in fear mongering. Ever since Nagasaki the world has lived with the fear of a nuclear attack. That is understandable. (Although lately media doesn’t seem to care about North Korea doing it to us.)

But then we went to fear of eating apples, gluten fear, the big Memphis earthquake scare in the 90s, fear of global warming (or cooling – it doesn’t matter, just the fear part). We had the exploding cars, flammable clothes, lead pipe fear, arsenic in the water fear, environmental fear of all kinds, pollutant fears. We feared not having enough oil and gas in the 70s; hasn’t been a lack of energy though, has it?

MLGW warns of the need to conserve energy for fear we don’t run out and pushes smart meters to ration heat and air conditioning even though we have the world’s largest supply of liquid natural gas. Now there onto the fear of not enough water for us that will intensify internationally.

The cancer fears are a category all their own: cell phones, transmission towers, food additives, obesity, asbestos. You can’t perform any daily job without encountering something to kill you.

People are afraid of losing their jobs as we are warned that robots will soon take over many of them. We’re warned of racism. We’re warned of homophobia. We’re warned of Islamaphobia and offending them. Then there is terrorism, which supposedly we brought on ourselves.

There are asteroids to worry about; hurricane season dire predictions; superbug viruses that will wipe us out. We’re warned the president is a war mongering nut case. You name it and you should be afraid of it.

You can’t read a newspaper or watch TV without some kind of fear accosting you.

We’re a long way from the only thing we have to fear is fear itself, aren’t we? No country can survive in this atmosphere.

Cohen Bashes, Thrashes and Lashes Out

On Monday Rep. Steve Cohen held a town meeting, but before it he went on Channel 3 for an interview. Look at the softball, sympathetic questions the hosts ask him.

His solution, of course, good Democrat that he is, is to spend, spend, spend and give money to the insurance companies. If I were Sen. Alexander I wouldn’t be happy that this Leftist was wanting to work with me.

Note, too, how he passes the hot potato of Obamacare failure onto the Republicans – Romney and the Heritage Foundation.

Cohen also shows that he wants the single payer health system. It’s always been about nationalizing health care and bringing us under the control of the government.

He weasels out of the NAACP question, too, and he can’t resist bashing hard working, middle class Americans in West Virginia.

Another Scalp for the Left

While Rupert Murdoch is busy playing with his new wife, Jerry Hall, his sons Lachlan and James are busy wrecking the empire he built. Instead of following the maxim “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations,” they are trying to do it in two.

Already they’ve let their biggest Fox News stars go – Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Bill Shine, Charles Payne. They have tried to oust Sean Hannity, but he’s fought back. Now they are working on Eric Bolling, former Fox Business News anchor who moved from The Five recently to his own show, The Specialists.

Bolling has been accused by the Left, via the Huffington Post, of sending email pictures of his privates to others at Fox. He has been suspended and his case investigated. By the way, these are unsubstantiated allegations from 11 years ago. Bolling has said “he “does not believe he sent any communications.”

That’s a rather weak defense, but I find it hard to believe he would do such a thing. With Charles Payne, it was his admission that he had an affair with one of his guests who in turn asked for a gig at Fox Business News. That wasn’t smart, but more a concern for his family since he did not pull strings to get her a job. Payne has been gone from his daily show for three weeks. Who knows how long Bolling will be gone or if he ever returns.

Interestingly, the HuffPo added this: “three hours after Fox News announced it had suspended host Eric Bolling following allegations that he had sexually harassed female colleagues, a former Fox News guest leveled new accusations against him. Caroline Heldman, who appeared on the network frequently between 2008 and 2011, said Saturday that Bolling was one of three Fox News/Fox Business employees to subject her to sexual harassment.”
How long til Gloria Allred shows up?

Once people see blood in the water, they come running, don’t they, to get a share? Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? And even if he did what they said, are all the other network people innocent, too? Geraldo? Shepherd Smith? Anderson Cooper? Jake Tapper? Look into Joe Scarborough and you will find a lot of dirt about him and a young intern who died. Yet, he’s still at MSNBC, holier than the Pope.

One wag suggested this was the offensive picture Bolling sent:

Who’s behind all this? It is certainly something beneficial to the Murdoch sons. Why would they want to sabotage their own business? They have leftist tendencies as do their wives, one of whom was adamantly anti Trump and a believe in climate change. You’ll notice that all the people who have been forced out are pro Trump people. It gives them no say and leaves the audience with the opposition. Consider The Specialists. Bolling was for Trump; of the other two women, one is a Democrat and the other an anti Trumper.

See how it’s done?

It’s hard for their high tech lynching victims to come back from such a hit. They’ll always be tarred.

We can only hope they help another, truly conservative network burst forth, such as Sinclair or One America News. They could use the names.

Looks like Fox will be going the way of CNN and MSNBC.

Is Trump Manipulating Leaks?

There is so much negativity everywhere about President Trump’s chances for a successful presidency. The Democrats clearly want to impeach him. They are rabid, but rabid dogs and people are out of their minds.

It’s the same with the press because they really aren’t separate from the Democrats. They are in an unholy trinity with the bureaucrats to keep the Deep State Death Star going.

Half of our side wants him gone. The other half appears impotent.

It’s all contrived to make us anxious.

But should we be?

I ran across this premise on a blog. After General Flynn left on Feb. 15 – the first big leak -: “Now then, what did President Trump say about the leaks the next day?

“Leaks are real, news is fake
“That lends credence to the notion that Flynn worked with Trump to flush out the leakers by feeding them Fake News. Mission accomplished, Flynn left — amid a lot of noise. This was for show.”

An interesting premise.

Novelist and historian Thomas Wictor lays out what he thinks is going on. He gives a timeline of how it all works out. Here are a few tidbits, but for the whole explanation, which is a bit lengthy, go here: http://www.thomaswictor.com/leakers-beware/

President Trump has defeated Democrats in the intelligence community (IC) who were leaking classified information to the press. Such leaks have been a problem for many presidents, but Trump is the first who took a proactive approach and set up a sting operation that identified the leakers. It’s highly illegal to leak classified information. It’s also illegal to PUBLISH this information, but Trump is too smart to try and prosecute reporters.

I thought that Trump would fire members of the IC until the leaks stopped, but the president solved the problem with a much more imaginative and deadly approach: He fed the IC false information. When this information was published, Trump was able to identify individual leakers. ..
February 16, 2017 – Donald Trump gave a press conference in which he admitted to the sting. He said that the leaks are real, but the news is fake.

In other words, the ODNI (Office of the Director of National Intelligence) fed the IC false information that the IC then blathered to the press. The ODNI did this in order to restore to President Trump complete control over the IC so that he can stop the “corrosive and damaging” leaks. Trump also said that the conversations with Australia and Mexico were “almost like a test.”

In reality they WERE a test. No transcripts of the conversations were ever produced, and both Australia and Mexico denied the IC’s claims. The leakers have no access to actual information. They were set up. It’s clear that the Trump sting operation involved PATRIOTIC members of the National Security Agency (NSA) and PATRIOTIC members of the ODNI.

Flynn was not fired against his will. For some reason people don’t understand that. I’m very surprised. Do you not grasp that Flynn CREATED this operation? The position of National Security Adviser is almost ceremonial. When the leaks began in September of 2016, it was FLYNN who crafted this sting. He hasn’t been sacrificed.

The proof is that Flynn never signed Trump’s pledge to not lobby for five years after leaving the Trump administration. That means neither Trump not Flynn intended for Flynn to be the actual National Security Adviser. Instead, Flynn is working behind the scenes to root out corruption in the IC.

There is also a good twitter feed by him that lays it all out. It’s here: https://twitter.com/ThomasWictor/status/893623952693641217

Maybe that’s why this occurred the other night:

You can’t believe everything the press, even the conservative network hosts and reporters report. They all have their own agenda. It’s never as simple as they describe.

Better Than Expected

The jobs number today was very good – 209,000 jobs, with June’s number upped to 231,000. Of course, the “experts” called it at 188,000. Wrong again!

The manufacturing number was surprising, too. It went up 16,000 jobs. One pundit said we haven’t had any jobs added since the 1970s. Retail was weak at just 900 jobs, but I’m surprised it’s that good. Department and other stores don’t seem to want to add people. Have you gone into a Macy’s lately? You’ll walk half a mile trying to find a cashier. Don’t ask for any help either as to size or color of a garment. “If you don’t see it, we don’t have it” is what salespeople always say. Solution? Go to Amazon.

As for the unemployment rate, it dropped from 4.4% to 4.3% and wages rose slightly at .3%.

Meanwhile, Drudge headlines: “Greenspan: It’s About to Burst” meaning the stock market. Harpo Marx expresses what a laugh that is:

Epic Smackdown

This was one of the greatest smackdowns ever at a White House press briefing.

Stephen Miller often introduced candidate Trump at rallies and he became very popular for his devastating logic and facts. He’s doing the same here with Jim Acosta of CNN:

Interestingly, if you look up the definition of smackdown you get this from macmillandictionary.com:

A defeat or reprimand that makes someone feel embarrassed and ashamed as in The President took a well-deserved smackdown on that one.

Does anyone else smell a whiff of propaganda in that example?