Monday, May 22, 2017

'Curtains' Comey and the rest of the story...

US Defense Watch's inside story on how Donald Trump dropped the hammer on James Comey?

The article above is well worth reading, even though I doubt parts of it. In terms of Jim Comey's snakey rise to power, yeah, he's been a go to guy for the Clintons. When given a chance, Comey screws Republicans, which is why Obama picked him for FBI Director.  

As far as Trump timing the Comey firing the way he did, yes he wanted his deputy AG in place. But can the Attorney General (or his assistant) seize and secure FBI files involving (in part) an investigation by the Trump Administration by waiting till the Director was out of town (without a court order). The answer to that is probably not. Did the Trump Administration do something else procedurally to protect the records?  While I hope so, I haven't seen it mentioned or referenced.  

I do not see how the messaging following the Comey firing helped Trump. Perhaps I missed the nuance of that. While it arguably gives him some cover for the short term, did Trump really want Robert Mueller (a friend of Comey) appointed as Special Counsel? That seems a stretch.  

While I am skeptical of US Defense Watch's take (in part), it has some interesting stuff. There is definitely more to this story on Curtains Comey

Lem's Place: Democrats are downplaying Russian collusion (could it be due to lack of any collusion)

Daily Caller/Larry Kulow: Don't bet against health care and tax reform (good)

90 Miles from Tyranny: Pièce of shit de ré·sis·tance

All we can hope for is that the real truth comes out (hint, the nasty probably isn't Trump):

I saw something nasty cowering in the curtains...

Armed Muslim Brothers Arrested in Minnesota: Media mostly ignore it...

Connect the Dots: It looks like Minnesota missed having its own Boston Marathon event (and not the good kind). Thank goodness a citizen reported the Alrifahe Brothers to the police. Interesting how the Alrifahe Brothers called the witness racist names in response:
On May 11, 2017 at about 5:11 p.m., Minneapolis police were flagged down by a citizen in the vicinity of the intersection of 44th and Humboldt Avenues North, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. The citizen, Witness herein, reported the following. 
He had walked by a parked car with two men inside who threw food wrappers out the window. When he confronted the men, they at first ignored him; when he paused to get the car license number, the men got out of the car, called Witness a “nigger” and made gestures indicating one or both had a handgun.
This arrest was just because of a concerned citizen.  Otherwise the Alrifahe Brothers would still be out there.

Powerline: Inside a parked care in Minneapolis

As noted by Powerline, the Star Tribune downplays

WND: Media ignore story of female genital mutilation

CNN/Peter Bergen: The Mystery of the Tsarnaev Brothers

Instapundit: Somali flow to Minnesota slows dramatically and Measles

Don Surber: CNN claimed Trump would not be welcomed in Muslim countries (he seemed pretty popular in Saudi Arabia)

Who Wore It Better?

Bigger Question: Has anyone ever seen the Hamburgular and Hillary together at the same time?

90 Miles from Tyranny: Pièce of shit de ré·sis·tance

Sunday, May 21, 2017

If 'Bad Touch' Biden were a sea mammal he would be...

Joe Biden would be a grabby sea lion...

They don't call him Grabby Biden for nothing. These sea mammals are called sea lions for a reason. To be fair, this sea lion really didn't take a bite out of this girl. It could have been far worse: the '[Sea] Lion of the Senate' Ted Kennedy actually killed a girl.

Sea lions weigh hundreds of pounds, have a jaws and teeth that are comparable to a lion's, and have become very acclimatized to being around people. People don't appreciate how wild these animals are. Which reminds me of one of my favorite books: Death In Yellowstone (Bisons are #1 killers of stupid tourists).  

Yesterday was World Whisky Day...

It is never too late to catch up...

The White House Press Secretary, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and some advice from Surber and Cernovich

AoSHQ: Journalists are as dumb as a bag of rocks. The Science is Settled!

Don Surber and Mike Cernovich give some excellent advice to President Trump on responding to the Never Trump media, but was Kimberly Guilfoyle a trap for the President? Or was it just a chance by Ms. Guilfoyle to get some free promotion

A View From The Beach: She is using us...

Never let a Rule 5 opportunity go by...

Kissing Beckel is a bad sign...

Rule 5 and FMJRA

Trooper York: Cut The Cord

Lem's Place: Trump's Saudi Speech

Scott Adams: The Short Attention Span President

Don Surber: Trump has Saudis loving a Jewish woman

Instapundit: Melissa McCarthy can breath a sigh of relief...

Daily Caller/Larry Kulow: Don't bet against health care and tax reform (good)

A collection of sites known for appreciation of Rule 5 and attractive news babes:

Theo Spark
Daily Gator
Pirate's Cove
Proof Positive
The Right Way
MissK's World...
American Power
Guns and Bikinis
Angrymikes hood
The Last Tradition
Adrienne's Corner
The Feral Irishman
Camp of the Saints
Animal Magnatism
Maggie's Notebook
The Classic Liberal
Randy's Roundtable
A Nod To The Gods
Political Clown Parade
The Vulgar Curmudgeon
A View From The Beach
Diogenes' Middle Finger
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba
Old Retired Petty Officer
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
Knuckledraggin My Life Away
In a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Mr. President: Cowboy Up

I can't believe I am agreeing with Piers Morgan, but he is right (at least in part).

Yes Lincoln had it worse. Obama was hardly faced heat, given the media was overwhelmingly protecting him.  Clinton got a pass too, with help from the media. Trump has a media out to destroy him. A lot of these attacks are fake news. As far as assignation attempts, give it time.  

Whining does not make thing better: Mr. President, you are hurting yourself way more than your critics. You need to stop. Work on your agenda and stop freaking out over your attackers. If you get your agenda through and get some accomplishments done, that will go a long way. We never expected the media to be fair (less us call them out as the scum they are). Don't be a victim. That is what losers do. 

Lem's Place: A Slow-Motion Coup d’état? Yep. Fake News?

Instapundit: Lots of fake news. Ignore the Fake News, the elites are the problem

WaPo: Erick Erickson and the 'I told you so chorus' of Never Trumpers. It is not just the President who has to "cowboy up."  In response to Erick "Depends" Erickson, yes President Trump needs to get back on track, but you know how the GOP really loses, not supporting the president in getting through those things we do want: Tax reform and getting rid of Obamacare.  Trump is not the problem.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Paola Nuñez

I sort of like The Son on AMC, even if the dialog and acting sometimes fails miserably (seriously, who is writing the dialog for characters Sally McCullough and Prairie Flower--because I am pretty sure upper middle class women in the early 20th and young Comanche women of the mid 19th century did not talk the way that show depicts).

The magic of period pieces is to get us into the story. If something does not ring true, it throws you off.

Paola Nuñez's character Maria García, however, is believable and her dialog seems authentic.  So she gets a Rule 5:

I like Elizabeth Frances, but who ever is writing her part as Prairie Flower is not getting the dialog right for a Comanche woman in the mid 1800s...

Jess Weixler's dialog, who is playing Sally McCullough, just not ring true for early 20th Century Texas

The Son needs a decent accent coach and work on capturing period dialog. The Wild Bunch, Lonesome Dove, Jeremiah Johnson and the Searchers are examples of movies and TV shows that pulled it off well. You may disagree (it is a subjective thing) and is one of those things that works for you or doesn't.

Woodsterman: Carmen

Proof Positive: Teleprompter

90 Miles from Tyranny: Morning!

Goodstuffs: No. 293 Laetitia Casta

Political Clown Parade: Impeachment?

Pirate's Cove: Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Rule 5 and FMJRA

Anderson "Pooper" Cooper: Your comment actually sums up your coverage of the Obama years

EBL: Who is calling who a BS-er?

Instapundit: This Is CNN

Twitchy: Anderson Cooper loses it on Jeffrey Lord

Legal Insurrection: Political Mouth-frothing Has Reached Unbearable Levels

NRO: We are going insane. I would not use a collective "we" but yes there is insanity.

I do not relish seeing Fox News melt down, since it is the alternative to the madness of the rest:
But I have never liked Bob Beckel, but he would fit in well over at CNN.