What I’m Mad About Today

Of course the ridiculous accusations against Donald Trump Jr. I can’t even understand why this causes the media to be so obsessed. They’re beginning to look more possessed after each of their “bombshells.” Maybe someone ought to call a diocesan exorcist?

At times like this you just have to step away from the madness before it grabs you, too. Less TV News watching does the trick.

But then you get to local matters. If you have low blood pressure, a quick perusal of the CA will quickly get it up; maybe even too high.

I do not understand the jihad against Senator Brian Kelsey that our morning newspaper – and therefore Gannett state wide – has. Except that I do in a way. He’s obviously a smart, attractive, well spoken Republican who could go far in this state. So the media has to continually bash him to prevent him reaching higher office.

Today he’s being attacked for attending a meeting with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Yes, that’s his crime. He would like to see education bettered in West Tennessee and we just can’t have that. Money must stay in Democrat hands and the ignorant must not be given a chance at an education or they may bolt the Democrat Party.

Who does USA Today Tennessee rely on for their info? State Democrat Party chairwoman Mary Mancini. Sure, she’s not biased, is she? She believes his meeting with DeVos was “far from normal outreach.” There you have it. That’s his crime. He dared to talk to the Education Secretary. Maybe they exchanged ideas. The horror!

Then there is our beloved City Council. Governing to them means raising taxes. This time we can expect an extra $10-$12 fee monthly on our utility bill to cover sewer and stormwater fees. It appears we need a billion to take care of this problem. Really? How do we know where the money really goes? Does anyone trust MLGW any more? Remember, we recently had to pay a streetlight fee. What are our taxes used for besides failing schools? It’s never enough.

On another website I ran across this little gem. It appears PBS is not content to bias adult programming. They’ve got to get to 2 year olds and put them on the Left path:

Social activist Innosanto Nagara wanted to find a fun book to read to his 2-year-old son that also talked about the importance of social justice.

He wasn’t looking for the typical fiction written for children. Instead, he was looking for unique narratives — by writers of color and/or authors who can speak about social issues through their own experiences.

Nagara couldn’t find any. So he wrote one.

From the book’s publisher:

A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for.

You can’t start the social justice programming too early now can you?

Tell me, what’s holding up a funding freeze for PBS and NPR, for that matter? Put that federal money into something more necessary – like sewers.

This Is What Collusion Looks Like

Treason, too.

No, not from Donald Trump Jr. or Sr. It’s the Democrats. Media, too.

They have refused to acknowledge the duly elected president of the United States. The peoples’ choice is not who they wanted, so they have used all their energy to oust him from office. Who knows how much further they are willing to go? I wouldn’t bet against some kind of violent scenario.

Yesterday’s frenzy over the innocuous meeting Don Jr. held with a Russian woman is proof that something happens when there is a full moon. How else to explain it? The media hyped this story as if it were the end of the United States. There’s nothing to it. Jr. didn’t even get any information on Hillary. If he had, that would have been normal, too. It would be funny coming from the Clintons, considering how devious and ruthless they were during Bill’s reign and afterwards, too. Has everyone forgotten her taking the FBI files on people? Clintons are masters of opposition research.

This woman, Russian attorney named Natalia Veselnitskaya, at the heart of this imbroglio has now been revealed to have ties to the Democrats. Also, her facebook page shows her to be an anti Trumper, too.

A photo has surfaced of her sitting behind our Russian Ambassador at a Congressional hearing on the US policy towards Putin just 5 days after the Trump meeting, June 14th 2016.

Coincidence? No.
But wait, there’s more. Ms. Natalia Veselnitskaya, was initially denied an entry visa into the United States in 2016 and appealed her situation to the U.S. District Court of New York. She was granted a parole letter allowing her to enter the United States on behalf of a client. So she probably shouldn’t have been here in the first place, but got in via an Obama lackey. One of her lawyers was Preet Bharara, the New York attorney general fired by President Trump. Interesting, to say the least.

On reddit, someone tied the story together:

I’m pretty sure I’ve figured out the long game with the Russian meeting that they’ve set Trump jr. up with. They’ve had this connection planned since May before anyone was ever “hacked” back in May 2016 via the DNC emails. I have their oppo research and all the players are there for what they’re going to say. Their end game is to use this against Trump We know from the DT jr’s email that someone named Emin Aglarov pushed to set the meeting up, he initiated it. We also know that this Emin is connected to the president of a country which is why he’s pictured with John Kerry and knows Hillary Clinton https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilham_Aliyev. All the connections are here https://i.redd.it/uwbd7vrrx19z.jpg. The top meeting is in May of 2016 (same time as the DNC oppo research at the bottom AND one month before the meeting was set up).

As we see from this article that was just posted http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/07/well-lookie-russian-lawyer-veselnitskaya-pictured-obama-ambassador-russia-8-days-trump-jr-mtg/ . The Russian lawyer is sitting right in front of Emin (who set up the meeting) 8 days after the meeting happened in congress right behind Obama’s Russian ambassador (he could coordinate everything). We also know this isn’t just any Russian lawyer, she is connected to Fusion GPS which is connected to the DNC paid for foreign agent acquired piss dossier http://www.independent.co.uk/News/world/americas/us-politics/trump-jr-russian-lawyer-steele-dossier-natalia-veselnitskaya-gps-fusion-a7834541.html. Here is the Russian oppo research from the DNC in May 2016 (one month before the meeting and BEFORE ANY HACKING TOOK PLACE). https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/10436 (search for Emin and he is their entire link to “Putin” because President Trump is in one of his music videos).

So in closing, the DNC in May of 2016 BEFORE THERE WAS ANY HACKING planned to use Emin to connect President Trump to Putin since he was in a music video of his. Kerry met with Emin’s father in law in May of 2016, one month before the meeting was requested with DT jr. in June. The Russian lawyer who attended the meeting was spotted with Emin 8 days later in Congress (who let them in?) AND is connected to the Fusion GPS fake piss dossier.

MOST IMPORTANT PART (summary). This DNC hit job to connect Emin to Putin and then Emin to President Trump was planned BEFORE THE DNC WAS “HACKED” BY “RUSSIA”. This was their end game all along. Their next “bombshell” will be “Who is this Emin that set up the meeting? Oh wow he’s connected to Putin and here is President Trump in his music video”. This is how they’re going to use this bullshit cooked up meeting to go after President Trump. All planned since May of 2016 before anyone was “hacked”. And they weren’t his name was Seth Rich.

Makes sense.

Comey Presser in Hindsight

Remember last year’s July 5 press conference in which FBI Director James Comey dropped all charges against Hillary Clinton in her email scandal? It was a shocking development.
CNN reported:

FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that he would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of private email servers while secretary of state, removing a huge shadow hovering over her presidential campaign.
But Comey administered an extraordinary tongue-lashing to Clinton and her aides, rebuking them for being “extremely careless” in the handling of classified information and saying the presumptive Democratic nominee should have known an unclassified email system was no place to conduct sensitive government business.
The FBI director pointed out that the probe was tasked with examining whether Clinton or her aides had mishandled classified information either intentionally or in a grossly negligent way.

“Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” Comey announced after a lengthy recap of the investigation apparently designed to protect the integrity of his agency in a highly charged political atmosphere.
Comey’s decision not to recommend charges likely removes the threat of prosecution in the middle of Clinton’s campaign for the presidency, but the political fallout will continue.

Certainly the last part of that is true.

But looking at it in hindsight, didn’t he do the same thing she did? Sundance at Conservative Treehouse finds “The defensive narrative ‘fact pattern’ appears identical in sequencing:

Step 1 – The emails/memos were not classified. √

Step 2 – The emails/memos were not ‘marked’ classified. √

Step 3 – The emails/memos were ‘retroactively classified‘. √”

I do believe that Comey thought Clinton would win. But just in case and if anyone ever looked into his dealings, he set a precedent for law enforcement by not prosecuting for something that was clearly illegal.

Comey strikes me as the kind of guy who thinks night and day about protecting himself and covering his tracks. Guess you don’t get to rise to the level of FBI Director without doing so.

Rumors are that Robert Mueller has granted him immunity in this Russian probe. That’s one FBI Director protecting another, isn’t it?

Collins Should Go

A friend called Saturday morning to ask if I knew what was happening at various Walgreens around the city. She said people were lining up with their utility bills and they thought they were going to get them paid for by someone or something.

I was unaware of any such notice or event. Later another person was perplexed about the long lines at Walgreens. At that point someone related that Grizzlies star Zach Randolph had offered to pay MLGW bills.

All that later turned out to be about as real as an Elvis siting.

Sunday’s CA explained that the Randolph story was a rumor fueled by social media. What really happened was that a glitch in payment kiosks caused customer accounts to reflect only about 1% of their bill. MLGW president Jerry Collins explained it was a “decimal point issue.”

Meanwhile there had been a big uproar in the entire city about it. People hustled to an MLGW payment center, waiting in long, hot lines. Elderly and handicapped people turned out, too. All for nothing.

But why did this even occur? Nothing on this scale has happened before. According to the newspaper, the problem with the kiosks began Friday morning. Collins said he learned about it at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Why? Is that true? Who was responsible for this big goof? So far it looks like no one is being held accountable.

Collins held a noon news conference Saturday to dispel the false information. Why did he wait so long? I heard the reports of long lines at 10 a.m. Surely he could have responded by 9. Couldn’t he have ordered the kiosks shut down at the first reports? Who knew on Friday morning and didn’t speak up? Did Collins think it would all go away?

What about the poor workers at Walgreens and the gas stations that accept payment? You can bet they were frazzled. I don’t know if anyone in line fainted or got sick, but probably some did. How about Zach Randolph who was dragged into something that got the ire of many without any involvement on his part whatsoever.

This is not Collins’ first dance with fiasco. Why has our power grid degraded to the point that any wind can knock the lines and leave hundreds or thousands without power as it did Memorial Day weekend and the derecho in 2003? I wonder if his obsession with smart meter installation has left our lines and circuits unrepaired and unreplaced. Any time the wind blows you can check the MLGW site and see that some places are without power. This shouldn’t be.

Collins is, in my opinion, the most powerful man in the city – pun intended and not intended. He is not elected and really answers to no one. Sure, there is the City Council, but some of them have and had dealings with him or worked at MLGW. Or maybe some of them are intimidated. Or there is something going on with the sales and profits from smart meters going on, too. If we had a true journalistic entity in town, reporters would be looking into these issues.

Power is life and death for us all. Collins can control life for all of us. This shouldn’t be possible.

Surely we could find someone better suited to appreciating that fact and answerable to the public. This most recent glitch on their part will have no repercussions for any of them.

Well, except that some Memphians are trying to get contributions to cover the expenses of poor citizens.

MLGW already had a program in the works to round up patrons’ utility bills automatically to generate money for the poor. Maybe they want to look more charitable. But how do we know where the money will really go? Often it’s eaten up by administrative costs that just promote jobs for friends.

Our utility company used to be tops in this country. What happened? Why does no one care?

There needs to be accountability. I don’t look for any at this time.

“Daddy” Trump Engages

Body language expert Tanya Reiman was on Fox & Friends weekend this morning. She was asked to tell her impressions of world leaders at the G20 via their handshakes and posing.

You may remember her as a frequent guest on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox show years back.

It’s an interesting take. I don’t dismiss what she says. Even dogs show submissive and aggressive movements towards one another.

Parking Prejudice

Last night my husband and I decided to take our dog for a walk at the UT Center for the Health Sciences Park off of Union.

It’s a very pleasant place and shady. Usually there are very few people there after the working day is over.

While we were walking, a woman came up with a flyer to give to us. Nowadays you recoil when someone does that. Since the park has been such a center for controversy because of the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest in the center, there are often TV crews and vans there or the occasional protest. We didn’t want to get into politics while walking the dog.

The paper that she gave me was about Forrest. She said people should know the truth. Another person was also handing out the paper to drivers on the street. It described Forrest’s efforts to help blacks recover from the Civil War and his promise to free the 44 slaves who fought with him, which he did.

It included the speech Forrest gave to a black group in 1875 in which he asked for reconciliation between the races. It’s a legacy that appears to be overlooked by modern media people.

At home I stumbled upon a story in which Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told Breitbart News

that “history is important” and it should not be rewritten when asked about those attempting to destroy or remove Confederate monuments while touring Antietam National Battlefield on Wednesday in western Maryland.

Zinke explained the significance of history, gesturing to the area around him, “As an example, what did the battle of Antietam bring us? One is that it was the deadliest battle in the history of our country. But also, one could argue successfully, it also brought the Emancipation Proclamation.”

“So there is goodness that came out of this battlefield,” he continued. “Recognizing that two sides fought, recognizing [the] historical significance of a change in our country… so I’m an advocate for recognizing history as it is. Don’t rewrite history. Understand it for what it is and teach our kids the importance of looking at our magnificent history as a country and why we are who we are.”

Zinke was at Antietam to announce that President Donald Trump’s first quarter salary will help restore the historic battlefield.

Activists here want to remove Forrest’s statue from the park. They have already changed the name of it to the unwieldy UT Center for the Health Sciences Park.

When someone talks about removing monuments or books or plays or documents, it’s reminiscent of Soviet era propaganda. Will removing the unpleasant part of our history (and that is disputed by Forrest proponents) make life better for the oppressed? Isn’t it better to be reminded of the need to overcome our prejudices? Does the Left always want to rewrite history? Must everything be polticized?

New Orleans has already removed its Confederate monuments. Will they replace them with current favorites? What if they aren’t perfect? Last I looked, New Orleans was still having problems. It’s been more divisive than unifying.
But that’s what the Left wants, isn’t it?

Concerns for Scalise

Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot by a leftist June 14th, has been put in the ICU. His condition has been moved to serious now as an infection has caused him to worsen.

It’s not a surprising development. When the intestines are involved, the risk of infection is high. It’s a really difficult area to keep clean.

When a similar thing happened to my father 13 years ago. A bleed in the intestines probably caused by the blood thinner Plavix necessitated surgery. He made it through the operation, but about three weeks later, after sepsis had set in, he died.

I’m concerned for Rep. Scalise because it’s been a similar time frame since his surgery. It’s tough to battle infection. We can only hope the hospital staff is on top of this.

In the meantime, he and his family need our prayers.

Now CNN Unmasking

What is it about liberals and unmasking?

Technically, the term “unmasked” refers to what happens when someone’s communications are inadvertently collected as part of government surveillance of another subject, and the unintended target is named and documented. We are told that American identities are expected to remain “masked” in intelligence reports and documents to protect them. It’s one of our rights as citizens.

But liberals feel unmasking their enemy is perfectly acceptable, even though it’s against the law. They believe they are always correct and only their views are good. So, when they unmask someone, like Obama and his henchwoman Susan Rice allegedly did to General Flynn, why that’s appropriate.

In fact, to them, it’s more than appropriate. It’s necessary. That’s because they live in a world where only they have rights.

So it’s not surprising that after CNN, really a branch of liberal propaganda government, was given an apology by the youth who originally devised the Trump knock out of CNN, they didn’t just gracefully accept it. The video maker wrote a long post on Reddit, from whence he launched his video, and apologized. He said he does not advocate violence against the press and was remorseful for other posts he made that were racist and anti Semitic.

No, CNN threatened to unmask him if he ever does it again. In other words, they are threatening a private citizen in a matter of free speech. How do they get away with this?
Cheryl Chumley of the Washington Times noted, “Take a memo, CNN. It’s one thing to go after a president with skewed reporting and agenda-driven partisanship. But it’s quite another to threaten and bully an innocent citizen into silence. The people don’t like that.

“And on the day of celebrating the great Declaration of Independence from tyranny and despotic rule. For shame.”

If you mock CNN – or MSNBC or any other liberal outlet – they can ruin your life in a variety of ways. The poor guy, who’s reportedly only 16 years old, could be harassed, threatened, beaten up, shunned, refused employment for this? The Founders would be shocked.

You see, the unmasking can only be done by them. When James O’Keefe did it with his videos of CNN employees admitting that they had a grudge against the president and would work to unseat him, that’s not OK. Liberals can decapitate him, assassinate him in a play and have Republicans push old people off the cliff, but these are unmaskings, not violence.

In the end, CNN has unmasked itself as a biased, corrupt, lying, authoritarian blackmailer. Funny how things boomerang against those who try to hit Trump.