Monumental Fascist Move

Barack Obama recently released the image of his presidential library in Chicago. Here it is:

The hideousness of it is probably appropriate to his hideous presidency.

Notice that it’s not so much a library as a monument. Just a library wouldn’t be enough for such a consequential president. It’s really a complex – a 20 acre one – something dictators like to do.

The tower’s shape is based on a photograph of four hands coming together, Obama explained. There will be a center comprised of three main buildings: a library, forum and tower making a U shape around a public plaza used for events. The museum/tower represents “ascension, hope and what ordinary people have the power to do together,” Obama said. Parking, a children’s play area and an athletics center are also part of the plan.

But wait – there’s more.

The center will also have a community garden (Michelle’s obsession transferred here), a “test kitchen” and a recording studio. At the studio visitors will be able to “create their own songs, speeches, short films, and interviews,” according to the Foundation’s website. Obama bragged that Steven Spielberg and Spike Lee and musicians like Chance the Rapper and Bruce Springsteen will offer seminars in creating movies and music.

There will be a recreation area with basketball courts, a restaurant and food courts.

It will be a place where a community can come together and take actions, according to O.

And plan their rebellion against Republicans, I imagine.

But guess what’s not in it.

From the National Review:

It seems Obama is once again taking executive power for granted: His library will neither contain his presidential documents, which have all been digitized, nor be administered by the National Archives and Records Administration — the two elements required of a presidential library. In fact, the Obama Foundation has named it the Obama Presidential “Center,” and the only books it might contain would come from the Chicago Public Library. In other words, it’s not really a presidential library at all. It is, in Obama’s words, a “gift to the community” that will spread his message. The Foundation explains this on its website by pointing out that the center itself will be a living testament to the values of Obama’s presidency. It boasts that the center’s design takes into account the expressed views of “Chicagoans like you,” and that the Foundation will “continue to ask for and incorporate your feedback every step of the way.”

Except Chicagoans have not warmed to the plan.

The site of Jackson Park for the library has irked residents. They fear the project will force out longtime minority residents and ruin the park’s enjoyment for them. They say they don’t want the garden, kitchen and recording studio. They’d rather have their public park, low cost housing and their own culture, according to newspaper reports.

That won’t matter. It never does to dictators. The people is not what they’re really about. It’s power.

The complex reminds me of that kind of building that went on in Fascist Italy, Germany and the Soviet Union. Barren, overdone and presumptuous as this similar monument that Mussolini created for himself.

You could say it’s a hand, too, or a finger on it.

Mussolini’s monument:

Remember that Obama, too, was going to totally “transform the United States of America.” Mussolini thought he’d transform Italy, too.

Thank goodness Obama only had eight years.

No “News” in Paper

Today’s CA is remarkable. Not just for what their content is, but also for what it isn’t.

First, there is no weather page today. On a day when many readers would like to know the forecast for the coming days, or the temperatures across the country, or the sunrise/sunset times, they don’t have it. The little front page squib they do have acknowledges “no weather map by deadline.”

You can translate that as we wanted to get out of there because it’s a snow day, so here’s a snow job.

But that’s not the most egregious problem. We get three big stories – enough to take up more than a page – all about Trump’s “shithole” comment and how racist he is. He could have said anything and it would have been turned into a racist comment because everything the CA and most of the media cares about anymore is racism. You wonder if they remember what a true racist is.

No space in the paper briefly even touches on two big stories that will effect everyone. The first is James O’Keefe’s videos that show Twitter exercises suppression of freedom of speech when it comes to conservatives, Republicans or anyone they don’t like. This is unbelievably shocking and evil.

Second is the huge investigation being undertaken to find out how deep the FBI and the DOJ under Obama were corrupted for political purposes. Did the Obama White House and Clinton campaign make up the Steele Dossier and use it to get a FISA warrant to spy against their political opponent? Many feel that there will be a major development next week in these cases that promises to rock Washington.

The CA blithely goes on ignoring the major stories while doubling down on everything Trump does. Don’t go to them for news. Their real purpose now appears to be for laughs. They are certainly providing them.

More to Come from O’Keefe

Project Veritas chief James O’Keefe shared some undercover videos this week that exposed how Twitter manipulates content.

Since the “shithole” story came along and soaked up the attention of the unwilling to see anything but Trump hating media, O’Keefe’s blockbuster reporting got little play.

Next week he has more to offer as he explains below:

Things That Make You Go Hmmm Dept.

Mayor Strickland is charging people to attend his State of the City address. But if you want to go, you can’t because it’s already full, according to the CA.

Here’s the story:

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland will deliver his annual State of the City address Tuesday in the newly-restored Clayborn Temple in Downtown, city officials said Friday

But breaking with tradition, members of the public must pay if they want to attend the address at the Rotary Club of Memphis luncheon at noon Tuesday at 294 Hernando — $20 per guest, according to the club. However, by the time the notice was sent Friday shortly after noon, the seating was “already to capacity,” although the advance registration for guests didn’t officially close until 5 p.m., said Rotary Chief Operations Officer Taylor Hughes.

Both of the city’s two previous mayors, A C Wharton and Willie Herenton, said their State of the City addresses were free to the public to the best of their recollections, making the tradition at least 27 years old, going back to Herenton’s election in 1991.

But Strickland’s communications team downplayed the break, saying the mayor was invited to the event and decided it would be a good venue for the speech.

“He’s a guest at Rotary, and he just happens to be giving his State of the City there,” said Ursula Madden, the city’s chief communications officer.

The public can still watch a live video of the speech on Facebook, city spokesman Kyle Veazey said.

Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner, whose nonprofit Memphis Greenspace Inc. worked with the administration to buy and remove three Confederate statues on Dec. 20, will deliver the prayer.

Sounds like someone’s not that confident that Memphians support him.

Awfully cozy with Van Turner, too, isn’t he?

Hole in One

Did he or didn’t Trump say he didn’t want people coming here from “shithole countries?”

I don’t know because the last people I would trust to tell me are Democrats like Dick Durbin and media hordes from CNN. On our side, Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue deny they ever heard him say it.

Pro Trump people will not be objecting and the haters will continue their outrage. I, for one, am tired of constant outrage. It gets less effective each time they do it. And should I be outraged over someone wanting two scoops of ice cream at dinner? Does that define the person? Good God where are we?

Many people think Trump said it on purpose. Rush Limbaugh is saying this afternoon that by the one mention Trump has redirected peoples’ attention to the issue while showing the country that he will not be swayed to stop his promise of the wall and an end to chain migration.

I suspect many people feel like this commentator:

Trump is a stable genius and a master communicator and negotiator. He plays the Leftist-Traitor-infested media like Horowitz played a Steinway. Anyone with half a brain and a smidgen of common sense and self-awareness would do anything to avoid stepping into the ring with PDJT; hell, I wouldn’t play Rock’em Sock’em Robots with Baron and I used to box. The liberal media is proving to the country they are mentally unstable non-geniuses by the day and hour. Whether he said it or not, now not only is everyone wondering why we’re importing hordes from shitholes, but Trump is making it safe to say what one thinks again; he’s paving the road out of the shithole country known as “Political Correctness” and liberating an entire people (America) from its stench. Thank you God Emperor. God bless you and keep you and your family safe from the plots and machinations of The Enemy.

I notice that Trump has a pattern to what he does with big issues. Take getting rid of Obamacare and the tax cut proposal. First, he is reasonable with all parties. He acts as if he assumes the bill(s) will be passed. He encounters opposition and the deal is nixed. He will say something outrageous and it ends up bringing the parties back to the table. And then he gets what he wants.

Perhaps this is what is happening here. Earlier this week he told both the Democrats and Republicans he was willing to take the heat from the issue.

He’s taking plenty of heat – for now.

Midtowner Gets Federal Judgeship

We know him as Tommy Parker. But from now on, he will be Judge Parker, a U.S. district Court judge for Tenneessee’s Western District. That includes Memphis and surrounding counties.

Parker was nominated to the position by President Trump in July and the Senate confirmed him Wednesday 98-0.

That’s good news for Republicans. Judge Parker has been active in the Shelby GOP. He very kindly has transported me and others on several occasions to the Shelby GOP election caucuses. His opinions were always spot on and insightful. Parker would always buy tickets to the Lincoln Day dinner which he shared with others. At another time, he graciously shared his opinion on a legal matter I asked him about without any hesitation.

The Central Gardens resident is the father of three girls. He’s been a top notch attorney at the prestigious Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz.

Kudos to President Trump for picking him. He should be a very good judge for Tennesseans.

Big Fat Rebuke for MeAgain

Isn’t it amazing how media stars criticize the president then step in it themselves?

We have seen this time and again with people like Megyn Kelly, Rosie O’Donnell, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, etc. With NBC’s MeAgain Kelly she’s like a moth to a flame.

She did it again this morning on her pathetic show.

According to Page Six of the New York Post:

Megyn Kelly’s secret to staying skinny during law school? Asking her stepfather to fat-shame her.

On Thursday, Kelly, 47, revealed on her eponymous “Today” show that, while studying at Albany Law School in the 1990s, she asked her stepfather, Peter Kirwan, to fat-shame her whenever she wanted to eat.

“Some of us want to be shamed!” Kelly said. “When I was in law school, I was gaining weight, I said to my stepfather, ‘If you see me going into that kitchen one more time, you say, ‘Where you going, fat ass?’ And it works!”

Kelly was interviewing “Fit Mom” Maria Kang, a 37-year-old mommy blogger. Kang drew online ire in 2013 when she posted a photo of herself (looking toned) and her three kids on Facebook, captioned “What’s your excuse?” Critics were quick to accuse Kang of body-shaming less-fit moms.

Kelly’s comments also stirred up controversy on Twitter.

No kidding.

I thought women weren’t supposed to be looked at for their figures. I thought that was a big feminist no no. Evidently Megyn thinks that way, though. Otherwise she wouldn’t consider that something to be ashamed of and ask for rebukes.

Maybe hypocrisy is something she should be more ashamed of than the odd pound or two.

Bad Cold: The New Dog Ate My Homework Excuse

Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) released the transcript of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson’s closed door testimony three days ago. Her act resulted in outrage by Senate Chairman Republican Chuck Grassley and many others.

Many have questioned whether what she did was legal.

At first she told a reporter that “I just decided to do it.”

OKaaay.

As people objected, Feinstein next said, she was sorry for not giving Grassley a headsup about the release of the Fusion GPS transcript. “I meant to tell him, and I didn’t have a chance to tell him, and that concerns me. I just got pressured, and I didn’t do it.”

Well, that’s different. I guess.

When asked who pressured her, she said she wasn’t pressured. What gives?

That didn’t satisfy her critics, so she landed on this: “I don’t make an excuse but I’ve had a bad cold and maybe that slowed down my mental facilities a little bit.”

Many are calling that the Nyquil excuse. Maybe she should try the Twinkie excuse, which used to work in the past.

President Trump isn’t buying it. He tweeted: “The fact that Sneaky Dianne Feinstein, who has on numerous occasions stated that collusion between Trump/Russia has not been found, would release testimony in such an underhanded and possibly illegal way, totally without authorization, is a disgrace,” Trump tweeted. “Must have tough Primary!”

Later he expanded it: “There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes,” he tweeted. “Russia & the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing. Republicans should finally take control!”

Feinstein didn’t do her side any favors. The transcript makes Simpson look bad. However, it also disrupts Grassley’s examination. That was really the reasoning behind it.

Shame on Feinstein and shame on Republicans if they let that go.

Did You Know This?

The Democrats/Liberals/Progressives/media are screaming Watergate! Watergate! about the Trump Russia “collusion.”
Of course they are. Taking down President Nixon was an orgasmic experience for them; one they would like to repeat.

Our side understands that it is worse than Watergate. This time it’s not the administration and Republicans who tried to undermine American values, but an out of control Deep State that makes up lies to get Trump ousted.

One of the heroes of Watergate was Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein. With his colleague Bob Woodward they used a Deep State FBI guy, Mark Felt, to attack Nixon. Bernstein has been popping up lately on cable news, particularly CNN. They want you to make the connection between Watergate and “hero” Bernstein and his current objections to Trump.

The only problem is that if you look more closely at who Bernstein is, it isn’t a wholesome picture. Here’s what the Los Angeles Times described in a review of his book “Loyalties.”

Bernstein’s parents were among the thousands radicalized during the 1930s. After graduating from Columbia Law School, Al Bernstein went to Washington and threw himself into the movement to unionize government workers. His wife, Sylvia, was drawn into left-wing politics by the Spanish Civil War. Both felt they were carrying out the principles of the New Deal.

The Bernsteins joined the Communist Party while living in San Francisco in 1942 and left (why is not explained) around 1947. Whether in the party or out, they spent their lives within the broad Old Left community. Both were interrogated by congressional committees and saw friendships shatter and job prospects disappear. For some years, Al Bernstein ran a Washington Laundromat; he later made a living as a fund-raiser for the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

Although Bernstein’s book attempts to show his rebellion against his parents, it’s difficult to imagine that their politics escaped impressing him.

Ironic, isn’t it, that Bernstein fails to see that his own pursuit of Trump uses the same techniques he objected to in Watergate and with his parents.

You’re just not supposed to think about that.