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All the (Democrat) Presidents’ Men: At WHCD, Woodward & Bernstein helped prove Trump’s point (Sunday open thread)

1 hour 52 min ago

**Written by Doug Powers

Where I am there’s no shortage of lightning in the area at the moment to help zap this Sunday open thread into existence:

Just a couple things to kick it off…

At last night’s Trump-free White House Correspondents Dinner, Carl Bernstein inadvertently helped describe why so much of the MSM has managed to make itself a lightning rod for disdain:

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The “especially now” addendum that came into existence on January 20th is a nice touch, as is the qualifier for “versions” of the truth. That attitude is evident, for example, in the NY Times’ and Washington Post’s updated slogans in the Trump era:

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Translation: The napping security guards have been awakened and are pledging to watch the door more intently than ever! That attitude was on laughable display last night.

Here’s Bernstein describing journalism to a crowd of mostly adoring wannabes looking for a Republican president to hold fully accountable (I left the Woodward clip on at the end for anybody having trouble falling asleep):

The MSM awakening after an 8-year coma means that viewings of “All the Presidents Men” must be at an all time high in the DC area. But don’t take my word for it — here’s a CNN senior political reporter:

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The watchdog media are so very BACK!

Michelle broke it all down perfectly:

Tonight is the Narcissist-Liberal Nerd Prom #WHCD2017
What's the big deal? @michellemalkin breaks it down:

More MM:https://t.co/qbS0aemANM pic.twitter.com/vs9DRixph8

— CRTV (@CRTV) April 29, 2017

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Yesterday, enviro-lefties and Trump-troubled progressives took to the streets for the “People’s Climate March,” a moniker that’s sure to act as a Cialis of sorts for those who long for the good old days of Great Leaps Forward. Naturally, three people with massive personal carbon footprints showed up to let you know that your lawnmower usage and hamburger consumption have become real problems:

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Yep, these are the people who lecture us:

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The emission level feels lower already. Thanks, “People’s Climate March”! I’m guessing DiCaprio, Gore and Branson look so pleased at these climate marches because it’s nice for a change to escape from the confines of their private jets, SUV limos and mansions.

Have a good Sunday all!

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

All the (Democrat) Presidents’ Men: At WHCD, Woodward & Bernstein helped prove Trump’s point (Sunday open thread)

1 hour 52 min ago

**Written by Doug Powers

Where I am there’s no shortage of lightning in the area at the moment to help zap this Sunday open thread into existence:

Just a couple things to kick it off…

At last night’s Trump-free White House Correspondents Dinner, Carl Bernstein inadvertently helped describe why so much of the MSM has managed to make itself a lightning rod for disdain:

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The “especially now” addendum that came into existence on January 20th is a nice touch, as is the qualifier for “versions” of the truth. That attitude is evident, for example, in the NY Times’ and Washington Post’s updated slogans in the Trump era:

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Translation: The napping security guards have been awakened and are pledging to watch the door more intently than ever! That attitude was on laughable display last night.

Here’s Bernstein describing journalism to a crowd of mostly adoring wannabes looking for a Republican president to hold fully accountable (I left the Woodward clip on at the end for anybody having trouble falling asleep):

The MSM awakening after an 8-year coma means that viewings of “All the Presidents Men” must be at an all time high in the DC area. But don’t take my word for it — here’s a CNN senior political reporter:

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The watchdog media are so very BACK!

Michelle broke it all down perfectly:

Tonight is the Narcissist-Liberal Nerd Prom #WHCD2017
What's the big deal? @michellemalkin breaks it down:

More MM:https://t.co/qbS0aemANM pic.twitter.com/vs9DRixph8

— CRTV (@CRTV) April 29, 2017

*****

Yesterday, enviro-lefties and Trump-troubled progressives took to the streets for the “People’s Climate March,” a moniker that’s sure to act as a Cialis of sorts for those who long for the good old days of Great Leaps Forward. Naturally, three people with massive personal carbon footprints showed up to let you know that your lawnmower and hamburger consumption has become a real problem. These are the people who lecture us:

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The emission level feels lower already. Thanks, “People’s Climate March”! I’m guessing DiCaprio, Gore and Branson look so pleased at these climate marches because it’s nice for a change to escape from the confines of their private jets, SUV limos and mansions.

Have a good Sunday all!

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Wendy Davis puts Dems’ ‘science’ leadership on full display

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 15:50

**Written by Doug Powers

A couple of years ago there was this “science” lecture from the DNC:

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Ex-Texas state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis flashed that “science” flair this week with the usual projection:

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But anyway, back to the Dems’ lecture to Republicans about science being “whatever you want it to be” based on “your existing political position.”

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Perfect: Well-to-do anti-greed progressive who endorsed Hillary and socialist with 3 homes team up to slam Obama for Wall Street hypocrisy

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:23

**Written by Doug Powers

There’s a three-ring circus of hypocrisy here that makes me want to do nothing but sit back, grab some popcorn, and laugh hysterically:

Sen. Bernie Sanders believes former President Barack Obama’s plan to receive $400,000 for speaking at a September Wall Street health conference is “distasteful,” The Vermont Independent reported Friday.

Speaking with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux, Sanders labeled the transaction “not a good idea” and said he was “sorry President Obama made that choice.”

“I just think it does not look good,” Sanders said. “I just think it is distasteful — not a good idea that he did that.”
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren — another influential progressive — has also expressed concern over Obama’s speech, saying Thursday that the former President’s decision “troubled” her.

It’s certainly enough for a joke setup: “A Hillary-endorsing student debt-reduction advocate who raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars teaching at Harvard on a limited basis, a socialist with three homes and a DC special interest lamenting ex-prez who’s getting $400,000 for one Wall Street speech walk into a bar…”

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Science! Weather Channel shows Trump how Mar-a-Lago would look after ‘extreme scenario’ climate catastrophe in 80 years

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 22:58

**Written by Doug Powers

There are few outlets that do more to push the man-made climate change apocalypse panic button than the Weather Channel, and their latest offering is a stew of the words that are often present in these kinds of stories: Might, could, would, may, if, perhaps, possible, suggests, speculates, eventually, and of course “if this trend continues.” There’s also a little swipe at the U.S. thrown in for good measure:

The beginning of a collapse this century of sections of the Antarctic ice sheet would disproportionately inundate coasts circling the U.S. — the country that has done more than any other to pollute the climate.

While such a cataclysmic outcome of warming temperatures from greenhouse gas pollution is considered unlikely, recent studies have shown it’s more plausible than previously thought.

Based on that research, the federal government increased its worst-case scenario for the rise of the seas worldwide by a quarter in January compared with 2014 findings, up to an average of more than 8 feet by 2100.
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“It’s a scenario that we hope never occurs,” said William Sweet, a NOAA oceanographer who coordinated production of the agency’s sea level report, published in January. “It’s probably very unlikely, but definitely possible.”

Yep, there’s not much that isn’t “definitely possible” (I prefer “indefinitely impossible”).

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Just to drive the point home to the current administration, the Weather Channel’s effort to get hired to do the graphics for “The Day After Tomorrow II” hit full stride with this one:

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And here’s Mar-a-Lago under the super-duper-mega-extreme sea level:

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The Weather Channel even went as far as to add up the number of coastal climate refugees from whatever it is they say probably won’t happen:

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If people actually believed this BS you’d be able to buy beachfront property in any of those areas for $7.50 and a sack of potatoes.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

AWW: United Nations really concerned Obamacare repeal would violate ‘global law’

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 08:59

**Written by Doug Powers

I can’t seem to recall the U.N. expressing a similar level of concern after Obama’s “if you like your plan you can keep it” promise exploded and got a few million cancellation letters mailed out, but here you go:

The United Nations contacted the Trump administration earlier this year about its efforts to repeal ObamaCare, according to a new report.

The U.N.’s “urgent appeal” asked whether scrapping ObamaCare without a suitable replacement would violate global law, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The Post reported that the Feb. 2 memo was sent from the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva.

“Recent reports have assessed the negative impact that this reform may have on the right to health of almost 30 million people in the U.S.,” the letter says.

“I wish to express serious concern over the impact of these measures on the rights to the enjoyment of the highest sustainable standard of physical and mental health and the right to social security of the people in the United States of America.”

There’s a “global law” about health insurance? And besides, the last thing the world needs is another lecture from the august body with Saudi Arabia on its Women’s Rights commission. Stuff like that makes me hope Trump shuts down U.N. headquarters in NYC and turns it into a Yuge Suites luxury hotel. The White House should respond swiftly.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Chakra & Awe: Al Gore’s desires come with a modest price tag (‘modest’ as defined by the Goracle)

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:13

**Written by Doug Powers

On Saturday Al Gore’s going to head up another progressive agenda-parade in case anybody has some gas left to burn after driving and flying to Women’s March, Science March and Earth Day events. The “Climate March” is just around the corner, and the wish list from Gore & company are modest, in a “if you look at the entire universe as a whole” kind of way:

A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment.

The Energy Transitions Commission’s (ETC) report claims “additional investments of around $300-$600 billion per annum do not pose a major macroeconomic challenge,” which they say will help the world meet the goals laid out in the Paris agreement.

ETC is made up of energy executives, activist leaders and investment bankers, including former Vice President Al Gore, who would no doubt get a piece of the trillions of dollars they are calling for.
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To meet that goal ETC claims the world needs “investment in renewables and other low-carbon technologies some $6 trillion higher ($300 billion per year); while the largest required increases – of almost $9 trillion ($450 billion per year) – will be in more efficient energy saving equipment and buildings.”

That’s a $15 trillion price tag to theoretically limit future global warming.

It’s a lot of money, but there’s a planetary emergency, plus Al’s looking to upgrade the private jet.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Muddy Maxine Waters: What a riot

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:33

Muddy Maxine Waters: What a riot
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2017

Are you freaking kidding me? Thirteen-term Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Beltway barnacle permanently affixed to USS Government, is now the fresh-faced “rock star” of the Democratic Party.

“Auntie Maxine” is stoking the resistance, inspiring millenials, combating hate, crusading against corruption and invoking the counterinsurgent cry to “stay woke!”

I do not have enough guffaws to give.

This new spokesmodel for civility and clean government has stoked division and exploited taxpayers for decades.

Change agent? She has served on the Democratic National Committee since 1980 — when the Atari 2600 was cutting-edge, Kim Kardashian was a newborn, and Al Franken was hamming it up on “Saturday Night Live.”

Waters has spent 37 years in office — many of those years as head of the Congressional Black Caucus — promising to make life better for constituents in economically ravaged South Central Los Angeles.

What do the denizens of her district have to show for it? Staggering levels of persistent unemployment, poverty and gang violence as the 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots looms this coming weekend.

What does Rep. Waters have to show for it?

She’s earned a lifetime of left-wing adoration for whitewashing the deadly riots as a “rebellion,” excusing the week-long shooting, looting and arson orgy as “a spontaneous reaction to a lot of injustice and a lot of alienation and frustration,” and coddling Crips and Bloods gang members — with whom she performed the Electric Slide as part of her “fearless support and understanding of young people and their efforts at self-expression.”

I covered Waters in the early 1990s as an editorial writer and columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. Her federally funded Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center was a gang-infested boondoggle.

She embraced Damian Williams, the infamous thug who hurled a chunk of concrete at white truck driver Reginald Denny and performed a victory dance over the bloodied innocent bystander.

And she and her family personally profited from her rise to racially demagogic power.

She owns a tony mansion in predominantly white Hancock Park, several miles outside her congressional district.

She secured an ambassadorship to the Bahamas for her husband, a former pro football player and car salesman whose main qualification was having traveled to the island for a vacation.

Her daughter, Karen, has scooped up nearly $650,000 in payments from Mama Waters’ slate mailer operation for her federal campaign committee since 2006, the Washington Free Beacon reported this week. And Mama Waters owes her well-heeled daughter an additional $108,000.

Waters also mau-maued the House Veterans Committee into hiring two black staffers.

And she walked away with a slap on the wrist from the toothless House Ethics Committee in 2012 after being charged with multiple ethics violations related to her meddling in minority-owned OneUnited Bank.

Reminder for all the new fangirls and fanboys suffering from Maxi-mnesia: Her husband, Sidney, was an investor in one of the banks that merged into OneUnited. As stockholders, they profited handsomely from their relationship with the bank.

It was a mutually beneficial relationship. After Waters’ office personally intervened and lobbied the Treasury Department in 2008, OneUnited received $12 million in federal TARP bailout money — despite another government agency concluding that the bank operated “without effective underwriting standards” and engaged “in speculative investment practices.” After the federal bailout of Fannie/Freddie, OneUnited’s stock in the government-sponsored enterprises plunged to a value estimated at less than $5 million. Only through Waters’ intervention was OneUnited able to secure an emergency meeting with the Treasury and then-Secretary Henry Paulson.

Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president, reported that Waters’ friend and fellow California Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren helped delay her scheduled 2010 House ethics trial on the matter by stalling subpoenas and improperly firing two attorneys working on the investigation. Six of 10 House Ethics panel members quit the case in 2012 over questions about their partiality. An outside investigator absolved Waters of any wrongdoing.

The newfound Maxine Waters Fan Club might want to know that Waters’ government cronyism and self-dealing earned her a “Most Corrupt member of Congress” designation from the left-wing Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington five times — in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2017.

Now, Muddy Maxine is leading the charge to drain the swamp that sustains her. What a riot.

Ex prez back in public eye leading by example, Obama-style

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 13:25

**Written by Doug Powers

Yesterday, Barack Obama told an audience in Chicago what’s wrong with DC politics:

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The ex-prez is still leading by example in his own curious way:

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That Hillary-esque shot & chaser made for a funny juxtaposition, but CNN was too busy blushing to take much notice in anything like that:

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Need a minute alone, CNN?

(h/t Twitchy)

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Malkin Manifesto: Straight talk about women and the workplace

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:19

Straight talk about women and the workplace…from the Little Brown Woman with a Big Mouth
by Michelle Malkin for CRTV.com

I am a woman who has worked in the media industry for 25 years – in newspapers, television, and on the Internet.

I’ve worked for big corporations and family-owned companies and independent start-ups and founded two of my own websites.

I am here to tell you that there is nothing stopping women from blowing the whistle if they don’t like how they are treated.

The most important career advice I give to young women is to learn to say NO. The world won’t end if you walk away from an awkward or ugly situation and head for the door if managers won’t support you.

I speak from experience. My conflicts with various media bigwigs and personalities – both men AND women – who crossed the line with me are well known. I don’t wait years to call people out. And I do it out in the open. Not behind closed doors.

If you’ve been sexually harassed and you CHOOSE to keep quiet about it because your career ambition is more important to you than your self-respect, blame yourself.

If you’ve been insulted or dissed by colleagues and you CHOOSE to suffer in silence because getting on air is more important to you than defending your integrity, that’s on you.

If you go along with the corporate ladder-climbing game and collect your paycheck and smile for the cameras while you sit across from the table from some creeper or pig or jerk, don’t expect sympathy 3 or 5 or 10 years later when you suddenly feel compelled to share a tale of hurt feelings to ingratiate yourself with your new bosses.

And if you LIE about sexual harassment or rape for fame, money, revenge, or political score-settling, you are the lowest form of female crapweasel on the planet.

Don’t blame The Patriarchy or Institutional Sexism for your own choices and failures and falsehoods.

Get off the Victim Bandwagon and hold yourself accountable.

That’s what TRUE feminist empowerment is all about.

If this doesn’t sell you on Bill Nye’s scientist cred, NOTHING will

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:10

**Written by Doug Powers

The words “My Sex Junk” and “Bill Nye in the same title is all you need to know, and apologies in advance to those who haven’t seen this clip from the Netflix show hosted by the nation’s foremost self-acclaimed climatologist that dropped on the same week as the “March for Science” and “Earth Day.” The science is settled — you might want to take some sort of antiemetic before clicking “play”:

The only reason I really wanted to share that is so everybody has an idea of who our scientific betters are, but now for some reason I’m in the mood to go set fire to a giant mountain of tires bathed in diesel fuel.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Josh Earnest: Obama will speak out if Trump crosses any ‘red lines’ (cue stock footage of Earth exploding)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:39

**Written by Doug Powers

It’s been confirmed: Team Obama’s post-White House search for self-awareness has come up emptier than a Rachel Maddow scoop about Trump’s tax returns:

“What do you think,” Jansing asked Earnest, “would motivate him to get back involved in the public debate in a way that he’s not willing to do right now?”

Earnest made clear that Obama would not be interested in responding to every little thing.

“After the last eight years, the president doesn’t relish the prospect of getting back into the day-to-day fights that characterize governing the United States of America in the 21st century,” Earnest said. “He spent the last eight years doing it, it’s somebody else’s turn to do that now.”

“What would motivate President Obama to reengage in the political debate,” Earnest continued, “is if we saw the federal government start to cross some clear red lines in terms of long-observed norms and values that frankly I think that we started to take for granted.”

Josh is so very back:

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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