Samantha Bee Thinks Mexico Is Part of the U.S.

Mark this one down as further proof that our media culture is run by ignorant libtards.

TBS has been heavily promoting late night talk show host Samantha Bee as some kind of female pioneer and an inheritor of Jon Stewart’s crown as guide for low-information voters.

I caught some recent promos for Bee’s show (I’ve never seen it). They are filled with anti-Trump diatribe (much of it from before the election). In one of them she whines that Trump asks for unity and then she snarks about his hypocrisy while showing a map of the of the United States and Mexico separated by a border.

Apparently she thinks that Mexico is one of those 57 states that King Barry I and Barbra Streisand think make up America. It’s so heartening to know that such ignoramuses are the chief informers of our more-knowledgeable-than-thou youth.

No doubt she thought that was some kind of snarky put-down. She was probably pumping her fist as the bit went-down.

Bee is originally Canadian so she might actually think that everything south of the Canadian border is one big country, especially with the number of illegal Mexican “immigrants” making certain areas resemble Mexico (or a Latin American country).

Bee, like so many of the celebrities complaining about Trump, is a foreigner, and, like those foreign celebrities, eagerly sought out U.S. citizenship. Hmmmmmm, who’s the real hypocrite?

In addition, like most libtards living in their media bubble, she believes that snark and emotion win a debate not facts and reason.

Mr. TBS Network Executive, is this who you want representing your network? Someone whose “pointed,” “edgy,” “truth-to-power” jokes aren’t based on facts?

Now for a little fun. Here’s a video covering some of the best media meltdowns from the recent election. Visit the video’s webpage for more. How sweet it is!

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The Might of Idiocy

Here’s a little Thanksgiving untreat — the dumbest story of the year. It is revelatory of how stupid a large portion of America is and how polluted our cultural and educational system has become.

Hilary Duff, a B List actress and singer who had some success as a teen on, I think, the Disney Channel back in the 1990s, went to a Hollywood costume party dressed as a Pilgrim and her boyfriend accompanied her as an Indian.

Admittedly, the saucy outfit wasn’t exactly what real Pilgrim’s would have worn (a bit much leg, ahem), but harmless enough. The Indian outfit was a typical buckskin and feathers outfit, relatively historically accurate. The beard was a bit off since Indians don’t sport beards.

But of course, as with everything under the sun, libtards had to freak out and turn it into an issue. Apparently self-appointed libtard cultural commissars have declared dressing as a Pilgrim and an Indian to be not acceptable. In fact such activity seems to be equated with a major crime.

An example of such idiocy is Hilary Duff And Boyfriend Offend With Racist Pilgrim And Native American Costumes,” from professional clown HuffPo’s Colby Delbyck.

Young master Colby declares these to be “the worst couples costume ever.” I rather doubt that. People have dressed as Adolph Hitler and Eva Braun, as various grotesque diseases, Jack-the-Ripper and victim, etc. Ah, the libtard, everything is such an extreme.

Then Commissar Colby asserts, “cultures are not a costume.” Really? Then what would a costume be? Costumes have long been defined by various cultures. They are often identifiers of particular cultures and subcultures. Colby, were you awake in anthropology class?

Sadly, it is ignorant fools like Colby (named after a cheese, which is a cultural thing, too), who provide cultural material to people. Readers might assume that the writers of such material are somewhat informed but they would be disappointed. Most writer/reporters today are shockingly ignorant of even the basics. But that doesn’t stop them from going into overdrive on almost everything. They seem to try to make up for their ignorance with passion (usually anger).

Colby somehow drags in protests over a pipeline in North Dakota. Like I said, the libtard will politicize everything because in their shallow minds, everything is connected. Halloween Party Costume=Oil Pipeline Protest.

Such mentality used to be recognized as a mental defect, or simply sloppy thinking. Today it is the pure form of libtard intellect.

Amusingly, Colby insists that Hilary and beau have committed “racist” offenses, unaware that Pilgrims aren’t a race. But then “racist” doesn’t mean what it used to, being nothing more than an invective hurled these days wantonly like “dummy.”

As for the legions of people allegedly being offended, I doubt anyone not with a hypersensitive nitro glycerine-level of offense-seeking was remotely moved by these costumes. If anything, I’m offended by the infantilism of people like Colby. Humanity is doomed with folks as moronic as Colby (and so many others whining) proliferating.

I realize that “Pilgrims” have been declared politically incorrect and there’s an attempt to distort their history and expunge them from their important role in American history. That’s very sad and doesn’t say anything positive about the folks doing the purging — including large numbers of supposedly “educated” people and people responsible for educating the next generations.

Needless to say, the average Pilgrim, women and children included, are easily twice the man as people like Colby and the typical Pajama Boy libtard of today. Colby and his ilk would have lasted about 8 seconds in 1620 North America.

Actually he would have never survived the voyage. In fact, he would never have had the intellectual fiber to be the independent thinking, deep believer in God that the Pilgrims were. People like Colby need coddling mother government, fueled by the fruits of people Colby hates, to keep him living in the luxury he so deplores in others.

Furthermore, Colby would not be enjoying the life he leads now were it not for people like the Pilgrims. Ingrate is too weak a word to describe the libtard of today. It is a grain of sand on a vast beach of ingratitude and hypocrisy.

In addition, weak, easily moved minds loathe those who have deep beliefs. The believer is to be mocked by those subsumed in neverending doubt papered over by conceit and arrogance.

But back to the main point. Why can’t people like Colby let others wear what they wish to a harmless costume party? These very same judges eagerly shout down anyone commenting on “slut-wear” sold to children for everyday clothing. “Do not judge!” they intone as they immediately rush to judgment.

Why the constant public trials and the eventual pressure to make Duff grovel like a penitente from the ages of the Spanish Inquisition?

Ah, but that is just the point, it is an inquisition; a modern inquisition, conducted by a religious movement which deludes itself that it is not a religion.

These people are stoking a cultural war.

“Meet You in Hell” by Les Standiford

I’m constantly on the lookout for good business biographies, focused on the prime movers of the American economy — the men who built the modern world.

In that quest I recently finished “Meet You in Hell, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick and the Bitter Partnership That Transformed America.” The title pretty much says what it’s about.

The book isn’t bad but it’s not great either. It does avoid, mostly until page 300 or so, the usual lefty assault on these two great industrialists.

However, it could have been so much more. Instead of attacking them for being tough, calculating wealth and job creators it might have helped if Standiford had bothered to suss out how much the expansion of steel availability, increase in product quality and the subsequent drop in raw steel prices caused an economic explosion the world had never seen before.

Yes, working in an 1890s steel mill was probably pretty miserable but there was a reason people immigrated to America and took such jobs. The alternatives for many to such employment was starvation or working in an equally, if not more, miserable job like mining or lower paying occupations such as agricultural labor. Standiford sometimes gets a little too soft and seems to believe that steel can be produced without all that heat and molten mass.

In addition, I wanted to know more about the business side of things, especially relationships with men such as J.P. Morgan and Andrew Mellon.

The title refers to the acrimonious feelings (mostly on Frick’s side) that came from the breakup of their lucrative partnership. Frick felt Carnegie was duplicitous and had become a hypocrite — happy to enjoy the fruits of his wealth while pretending to be unaware of how they came about.

Around page 300 Standiford finally goes full liberal and whines for 10 pages that neither man paid the workers enough, especially considering how much money both of them made. The book could easily excise those pages and it would like be a smoother read.

Having said that, there was a lot to learn in the book and it was a worthwhile read as far as I was concerned.

A Parting Gift for Harry

In saluting the departure of Sen. Harry Reid, the paragon of Senate virtue and decorum, I am proposing that Sen. Mitch McConnell and the incoming Donald Trump administration recognize the good senator’s stellar conduct and accomplishments with an honor worthy of his exemplary record.

Reactivate and rename the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage facility in Nevada — the Sen. Harry Reid Hot Waste Storage Facility.

No need to thank me, senator, you earned it.

Out of the Mobs of Babes

We’ve been hearing tales of how college campuses across the country have descended into swamps of depression after the election. These stories, all very similar, actually seem to be parodies. Someone accurately described it as “mass hysteria.” But I’m not here to chronicle that nonsense.

It seems that our high schools have taken up the challenge to be just as unserious as colleges by “walking out” in protest of the election of Donald Trump. Can you imagine the heap o’ trouble any kids would have been in if they had walked out of class on the election of Barack Obama? Yeah, they’d be on a few lists…

The arrogance of these kids boggles the mind. But they’ve been coddled and spoiled all their short lives and told how amazingly smart they are. Surprise, bad parents, these kids believed you. And you can bet that when you get old and they don’t see any further need for you, they’ll commit you to a home, if they don’t slip some “end-of-life” drug into your organic, gluten-free almond milk. You’ve created a generation of budding monsters who throw temper tantrums when something doesn’t go their way (and they expect EVERYTHING to go their way). I hear they like brown shirts.

So here they are in action. Amazingly this is from an MSM outlet that’s been running nonstop anti-Trump news — “Trump supporter, 15, beaten during Rockville protest.”

In salute I offer this Top 10 list of signs seen at these high school anti-Trump “rallies”:

Do What We Say or We’ll Throw a Fit!

Appoint Hillary Queen!

We’re Smart and We’re Better Than You!

We’re Students, We Know Everything Already!

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Democracy!

We Refuse to Accept Anything We Don’t Like!

We’ve Never Even Voted and We’re Demanding You Obey Us!

Is This the Line for the Free Concert Tickets?

Trump Has Cooties!

Anything to Get Out of Class!

They Don’t Get It and Never Will

In my day job I’m a member of the media. Not the big (and high-paying) MSM, but my business-to-business journalism job keeps me in orbit so I get lots of inside-dope. For instance, I got this today, “Journalism Organizations Send Joint Letter To President-Elect Trump.” Fifteen groups sent this letter to The Donald. I’ve added my fisking in red.

Dear President-elect Trump,
We, a group of diverse (They like that word and use it often though they only prefer people who think and act exactly like they do) journalism associations representing thousands of journalists from the nation’s capital to every corner of the country, begin this letter on a hopeful note (Sure you do). Your administration is a blank slate and we are eager to work with you to perpetuate one of this nation’s great strengths: our freedom of the press (Or as they call it when together,  the Democratic Party Propaganda Arm).

As the new leader of the free world, we expect that you will preserve longstanding traditions that ensure coverage of the Trump presidency (Am I getting a little vibe of ‘Nice presidency you have there; would be a shame if something happened to it’?). The idea of a press pool that covers all of the president’s movements is one that dates back to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration. Every president of both parties has treated this important tradition with respect (With the exception of their favorite prezzy, Barack J. Obama, but they gave him a pass cuz he was just so cool.). The role of the press pool is critically important to our country, whose citizens depend on and deserve to know what the president is doing (See previous note). This isn’t about access for the press itself, it’s about access for Americans in diverse (There’s that word again) communities across the country. Your constituents receive information from a variety of platforms to learn about what our president is doing (And they want to be the decider of what Americans see and how they see it.).

Being president is an enormous responsibility and working with the White House Correspondents’ Association (That’s the name of the shakedown racket) ensure journalists’ access is one small but important part of that. We call on you to commit to a protective (?What?) press pool from now until the final day of your presidency. We respectfully ask you to instill a spirit of openness and transparency in your administration in many ways but first and foremost via the press pool. (After the press behavior during the Obama admin and it’s refusal to cooperate with the press that has to be a joke.)

We also call for access to you via regular press conferences and pool sprays and to your key decision-makers (Because they are all fresh after taking the last 7+ years off). You have an opportunity as incoming president to set the tone for your staff speaking on the record for the sake of transparency (Wait, is this Opposite Day?). We also hope your administration will improve response rates to FOIA requests as a way to show the American people (Because the Obama admin had the worst rate in history but the press looked the other way as The One bitch-slapped them daily), and the world, that the republic belongs to the people. (Since Hillary lost they are going to go with that meme. Had she won the republic would belong to her and her progressive cronies.)

A great America depends on having sunlight on its leaders (Democratic leaders excluded, of course). We expect the traditions of White House press coverage to be upheld whether in Washington or elsewhere (So that they can continue to filter ‘news’ through the DNC/socialist filters). Again we, a joint group of diverse (gotta work that back in, in case you missed the first couple of times because that’s what they’re about) journalism associations, speak as one (the united socialist/progressive shock troop front) as we respectfully ask that you take these steps to ensure access to our members covering your administration.

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Groups signing this nonsense included, and I’m not making this up, National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Native American Journalists Association, Asian American Journalists Association, National Association of LGBTQ Journalists and The International Women’s Media Foundation. Yes, there are such Balkanizing groups and they hold great sway in what we call “The Media.” And, yes, they are all hardcore left.

I hope Trump stiffs these clowns. They savaged him in his campaign while looking a blind eye at Hillary Clinton’s multiple crimes and scandals. They gave Obama a clean pass as well. They will do nothing but run negative stories on Trump, his supporters and family — unless he gives them what they want and sells out.

President-Elect Trump, these are your enemies. Do not give them anything. They want to control the “news” and make you and your supporters look bad. They hate you. You can communicate to the American people without them. You ran a different and pioneering campaign. Run a different and pioneering presidency.

Trumportunity: Start With E

One of the first things, if not the first thing, for Donald Trump to do after inaugurated is to “Drain the Swamp.” This is already a popular meme for The Donald. And he’s given an indication that he will relish swinging the hammer to destroy the weaponized elements of the federal government that are used to enrich liberals, power them and to destroy conservatives and other political enemies.

A good start, as I call it, would be start start with the Es: Education, EPA and Energy. Two cabinet-level departments and an agency of great power have been compromised and turned into nests of corrupt leftism enriching like-minded cronies, funding like-minded activists, expanding government control over the citizenry along with harassing businesses and taxpayers.

The Department of Education, part of Jimmy Carter’s legacy, should be simply shut down, rooted out. It serves no useful or Constitutional purpose. Its Obama administration takeover of the student loan market is a ticking time bomb. The federal government has no business in the student loan market.

Even scarier from the Dept. of Ed has been the political mischief it has foisted upon the American education system. At all levels from collegiate to kindergarten, there’s no segment that has escaped the Sauronic eye of Ed.

Particularly pernicious has been its “Office of Civil Rights” (or something like that. This nest of crazed leftie vipers has issued “guidelines” threatening numerous schools at all levels with defunding and prosecution if those schools do not accede to the hardcore leftwing dreams of the office’s bureaucrats and appointees. Implementation of “Title IX” alone would be reason to blow the building up and salt the ground.

It has also pushed the shocking decline of educational achievement and turbocharging of political correctness. The absurd surreality of our campuses with special snowflakes, along with the Kafkaesque behavior and academics who live in an alternate universe are all the results of the shadow of the department’s behavior.

It works hand in glove with the carcinogenic education/teacher unions and education credentialing schools while being the chief organizer and funder of the whole wasteful, counterproductive Education Conference Industry.

The savings would be in the hundreds of billions of dollars a year.

Free the schools!

Another Jimmy Carter creation, the Department of Energy, actually has some uses. However, it has become pork barrel for politically-connected green energy rent-seekers while it has also been compromised by activists-cum-bureaucrats working against traditional and proven forms of energy such as oil, coal and nuclear.

Most of the department can be shut down with a few independent agencies offices created for any legitimate needs (e.g. like the old Atomic Energy Agency). But by and large, the federal government’s role in energy should be more like a chaperon rather than a funder and picker of winners.

Tens of billions of dollars a year could be saved while also stimulating energy research at state levels.

Free the energy!

Already good things have been mentioned about reforming the Environmental Protection Agency, a Nixon bribe to liberals (that was ineffective — they still hated him). Trump has named Myron Ebell to oversee his transition.

One could argue that EPA does have some legitimate tasks. But clearly the agency is out of control, often claiming control of seemingly every drop of water and molecule of air in the United States. It’s famous for trampling the rights of property owners and mandating behavior of business and citizens. It has forced business and citizens caught within its web of harassment to “donate” to favored liberal “environmental” groups and causes as part of a “settlement.”

Its workers are hardcore liberal activists and it is one of the more ideological bunkers.Besides its political powers it often acts as the propaganda arm of the green movement and at times acts like the headquarters of the green movement’s attempt to bring the American economy under its control.

EPA should probably be completely dismantled and then reassembled, in a much smaller form, with new staff and its mission tightly defined by Congress.

The savings would likely be a few billion a year but the effect would be greater as Americans would be allowed to use their property as they see fit and businesses could act safe that there was not a bureaucrat looking to put them out of business or turn them into lapdogs.

Free the environment!

Bonus “E”: Equity. All offices in all of the federal departments and agencies that have the word “Equity” in them are to be completely shuttered. These offices are nothing but hives of political correctness in addition to being sources of mischief and funding for extreme left groups and academics. Plus, the workers are highly compensated, contribute nothing to the fiber of the country and these people often use their appointments to obtain even-more highly-compensated employment in “Diversity” offices of large corporations or become lucrative “consultants” for government and businesses.

Equity” and “Diversity” has been a growth industry for the last couple of decades, taking a stratospheric path during the Obama years. People need to be judged by the content of their character and their performance not the color of their skin or sex. Those latter two criteria are the sole criteria that these offices pay attention to. They are unAmerican.

Free the Americans!