Kim Davis on being released from jail & a leftist pounding on the doors of the Supreme Court

As I’ve been watching the left continue its violent push to make the rest of us comply with their demands and the craziness of their Kavanaugh stuff to the point where we actually had a Democrat editor justifying the shooting of Steve Scalise as the natural consequence of his votes.

Seeing all this I couldn’t help but think of the contrast between their actions and those of Kim Davis.

For those of you who have forgotten Kim Davis is the former Democrat who refused to issue gay marriage licences with her name on them in Kentucky when the Supreme Court imposed Gay Marriage overriding the laws of her state and others.

She sought compromise, her opponents would have none of it:

Davis didn’t seek publicity, those who choose to force her hand did, as marriage licences were available just a few miles away. Even as the country’s media and elites demonized her and pundit after pundit attacked her she went to court to defend her position citing her religious beliefs seeking a compromise that would allow her to function without her name being on marriage certificates.

She was threatened with jail, and accepted it:

On Thursday the judge in the case gave her one last chance to fold her card, she declined saying it was a heaven or hell issue to her. So the judge had her jailed, meanwhile four of her five deputies agreed to issue the licences to gay couples as he commanded and on Friday began doing so.

And did so without anger or hate

Kim Davis has gone to jail without fear, without complaint. She did not scream defiant curses, she did not call for violence in her name. Her only worry was disobedience to the Lord.

And when the courts decided that she should be freed how did she react

Kim’s Davis’ entire speech was about God and serving him and thanks and love for her supporters.

No critique of the judge, no anger over her imprisonment, no fancy words about the political irony of a bunch of Republicans defending an elected democrat. No talk about the likelihood of her being re-imprisoned. Everything completely consistent with the dignity of the stand she took for the sake of her soul and others.

And when offered muscle to protect her from all those who were threatening her in person and online she declined:

Given her situation the offer of armed protection must have been attractive, she has been vilified and hated not only by the left for her principled stand but by some on the right objecting to her civil disobedience on law and order grounds. How easy would it have been for her to accept this offer of protection. How comforting might it have been to know people considered her so important they were willing to fight for her. How tempting.

I’m pleased to say she did not give into this temptation:

Oath Keepers has been contacted by Kim Davis’ legal team at Liberty Counsel, and they have, on her behalf, declined our offer of assistance in protecting her from a possible repeat incarceration by Federal District Court judge David Bunning. We will, of course, respect her wishes, and are hereby issuing a stand-down for our security volunteers who were planning on deploying to Morehead, Kentucky on Monday.

She didn’t even fire or critique her deputies who issued the licences that she would not:

Now the last thing the left could hope for was that she would fire her deputies, allowing them to attack her for demanding a conscience exception while not allowing her subordinates to do the same.

Alas poor leftists, that was not to be:

Before starting her workday, Davis appeared defiant, saying she will not issue any marriage licenses that go against her religious beliefs. But she left the door open for her deputies to continue giving out marriage licenses to same-sex couples as long as those documents do not have Davis’ name or title on them.

The marriage license that the couple received said “pursuant to federal court order” on it, and instead of listing Davis’ name and Rowan County, it says city of Morehead, the county seat.

Her willingness to stand without violent confrontation, taking the penalties prescribed by law and not attack those who went after her had a salutary result at the ballot box:

Alas for our liberal friends the voters of Kentucky clearly knew which side they were on too and it wasn’t close

Bevin was able to defy pundits, political insiders and polling — including one released by his own campaign in October that showed him losing — and emerge a winner Tuesday night.

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Bevin won 107 of the state’s 120 counties on his way to a nine-point victory.

Who made the compromise she sought a legal reality

“To ensure that the sincerely held religious beliefs of all Kentuckians are honored, I took action to revise the clerk marriage license form,” Bevin said in a statement.

Davis’s team was delighted:

“This is a wonderful Christmas gift for Kim Davis,” the group said. “Kim can celebrate Christmas with her family knowing she does not have to choose her public office and her deeply-held religious convictions.”

I think driving Kim Davis from the Democrat party will cost them for decades to come.

And in the final irony David Ermold one of the men who forced the confrontation that sent her to jail ran couldn’t even win the Democrat primary to unseat her despite a ton of money from bigtime liberals

A gay Kentucky man who was denied a marriage license by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis nearly three years ago has lost his bid to unseat her. 

David Ermold had been seeking the Democratic nomination for county clerk in Tuesday’s primary in Rowan County, Kentucky. Though Ermold’s high-profile campaign raised more than $200,000 from supporters, including donations from Amy Schumer and Susan Sarandon, he lost to challenger Elwood Caudill Jr. in the four-way primary, the Lexington Herald-Reader reports

and liberals in the press are still angry, particularly as she has a book out:

Holier-than-thou public figures such as Gov. Matt Bevin, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and evangelist Franklin Graham rallied to Davis’ cause. Those three have now written promotional blurbs for her book, which has the arrogant title, “Under God’s Authority.”

“When history called upon Kim, she was both ready and willing to respond,” Bevin wrote. “Will the same be said of you?”

Pardon me while I pound my fist.

if she’s pounding her face now wait till Kim Davis gets re-elected again.

via sunllightfoundation.com

The media and their fellow partisan activists have no idea what they’ve unleashed.

Mollie Hemingway

Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves.

But beware of people, for they will hand you over to courts and scourge you in their synagogues, and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake as a witness before them and the pagans.

When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say. For it will not be you who speak but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

Jesus Christ per Matthew 10:16-20

I had to work yesterday but I was able to watch most of Dr. Ford’s Testimony and after getting home from work I stayed up to watch Kavanaugh’s opening statement (I listened to 15 minutes of it during my 1st break at work) and watched DiFi’s and Durbin’s and Lindsey Graham before I hit the sack around 4 AM after writing this post.

This was a bad day for the left, let me take it in order.

A Ford not a Lincoln

After watching Dr Ford testify my impression of her is similar to the impression of this policeman after encountering Sheldon Cooper after a break-in

Policeman: Mr. Cooper, there’s nothing
Sheldon: Doctor Cooper.
Policeman: [looking at Leonard] Seriously?
Leonard: Not the kind with access to drugs.

The Big Bang Theory The Zarnecki Incursion 2011

The fact that Dr. Ford is DR Ford amazes me. She came across as one of the most clueless people I’ve ever seen. That being said she seems to completely believe what she is saying but also seems to have a very selective memory, or as she would say a selective Hippocampus, she is absolutely positively positive that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her but seems to be unsure of a lot of basic facts from just a few weeks ago concerning her contact with the Senate on this issue
I thought that the sight of Democrats grandstanding while Mitchel asking the questions for the GOP was trying to ascertain facts would be noticed and at least one leftist media person noticed it:

NBC’s Chuck Todd said that Republicans’ representative at the Senate Judiciary hearing Rachel Mitchell had “done a great exposing Democrats playing games,” and that “Dr. [Christine Blasey] Ford was a victim of the Democrats playing politics,” on Thursday after the committee took its second break.

“She’s done a great job of exposing the Democrats of playing games,” Todd said of Mitchell. “I think that she’s made a better case explaining how Democrats sat on this.”

Ford is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegations that Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her in the 1980s.

“It’s almost as if Dr. Ford was a victim of the Democrats playing politics,” Todd added.

It’s amazing that she seemed not to know that the committee offered to take her testimony in California, it’s almost as if she was kept in the dark by her own team for political reasons.

To me the two really devastating things in her testimony was the bit about flying, which suggested falsehoods from her camp that she was either part and parcel to or kept completely in the dark, to me even worse is her incredible explanation for her friend’s refusal to corroborate her statement. she claims it’s due to illness.

Seriously?

If this was a fact based process she would have been laughed out of the place but because optics are a big part of it that’s not the case. While the image of her often going to her lawyers looks bad to viewers because she seems innocent and clueless she might still play well with some. A lot of networks thought she was hitting it out of the park and predicted trouble for the GOP. Byron York, one of the best in the business said this

He might have been right, the left was all emotion and the GOP all Dukakis like facts. It could have been a problem in terms of optics…

…And then Brett Kavanaugh took the stand, he wasn’t Mike Dukakis at the debates in 88.

Kavanaugh was pissed and he didn’t hold it back, his opening statement was one of the most incredible things I’d ever seen and I guarantee you that after Ford’s testimony a whole lot of America was watching to see what he would say. No amount of script is adequate to describe it You have to see it to get the full force or it.

In my opinion that opening statement alone won him the American people, won him the nomination and might also have won the GOP the 2018 midterms.

He followed that up by demolishing Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin. I’ve yet to watch his exchannges with Hirono, Booker or Harris but if they were anything like the Feinstein or Durbin stuff it was bad news for Democrats all around. It was so bad they even managed to get Lindsey Graham angry.

What’s really amusing is the sudden contrast in how the media both professional and social dealt with his refusal to play the role they envisioned for him I think Byron York put it very well.

But Donald Trump put it best

Kavanaugh won the day and won it strong and based on reporting I’ve seen his performance and the disgraceful of the Democrats (which as I said yesterday only Clarie McCaskill seemed to have anticipated) is not only going to fire up the base for 2018 and beyond it’s going to give pause to any person with a mother, brother or father when it comes to giving these people power for a very long time.

Not counting the witnesses the person who came out looking the best was the lawyer hired by the GOP. Ms. Mitchell was professional , polite and full of substance in her work. I think the Senate would do well to permanently hire her for this function in the future and leave the grandstanding for the campaign trail.

The biggest loser is Dianne Feinstein. Her decision to sit on this letter burned the Democrats and cost them credibility in their call for an investigation, but most importantly for her it might have cost her re-election because in an election where there are two Democrats on the ballot for Senator GOP voter who might have pragmatically voted for her as the lesser of two evils are much more likely to vote for her opponent out of spite.

Finally I want to leave you with this thought that I’ve said before. The entire Democrat/media/leftist playbook here was predicated on the anticipation that either the president would withdraw the nomination in the face of these accusation or the nominee would ask to have his name withdrawn in the face of them and with any other GOP president and with any other nominee I suspect this strategy would have succeeded.

Without Judge Kavanaugh’s courage to stand and fight and without President Trump’s willingness to back him up, the short term result of the votes tomorrow and Saturday and the long term results that will come of it on election day doesn’t happen. AS I put it on twitter

I can’t wait for election day and as for Kavanaugh on the bench…

Had he received a normal confirmation, I suspect Kavanaugh would have been a bit of an establishment squish. I rather doubt that he’ll be that now.

Closing thought: After this what do dems do if/when Ginsburg retires or dies while Trump is in office?

Update:  added biblical quote


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Helen: Kane will be a dead man in half an hour and nobody’s gonna do anything about it. And when he dies, this town dies too. I can feel it.

Woman in Church: I can’t listen to anymore of this. What’s the matter with you people? Don’t you remember when a decent women couldn’t walk down the street in broad daylight? Don’t you remember when this wasn’t a fit place to bring up a child? How can you sit here and talk and talk like this?

High Noon 1952

Of all of the virtues that a person can have the primary one is courage, because without that virtue of courage no other virtue will endure and a great sign of courage is the willingness to stand tall.

Judge Kavanaugh could have pulled out, history shows that if he had the left would have left him alone in the DC Circuit.  He would still make important decisions and arguments that would be presented to the Supreme Court.  He and his children would still have a comfortable life.

But that easy way out is not for a man of courage and Judge Kavanaugh has courage:

There is now a frenzy to come up with something—anything—that will block this process and a vote on my confirmation from occurring. These are smears, pure and simple. And they debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country,” Kavanaugh wrote. “Such grotesque and obvious character assassination — if allowed to succeed — will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service. As I told the Committee during my hearing, a federal judge must be independent, not swayed by public or political pressure. That is the kind of judge I will always be.  I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process   The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out.  The vile threats of violence will not drive me out.  The last minute character assassination will not drive me out”

A lesser man would have cut and run, and plenty of Senators, like the people in the courtroom scene in High Noon would have been very happy if he did, both red state Democrats who will have to campaign on defending or denouncing these two bit smears which will anger voters they need to win, and GOP rinos who fear the left and media.  They would have been happy if Kavanaugh would just go away.

I suspect he won’t because he recognizes the left’s tactics for what they are.  It’s what I saw in 2016

This is about tricking you into letting go of your one chance to stop your own destruction.  They want you to lose your nerve. Furthermore they want the GOP to lose their nerve and the press will do all they can do enable it.

and it’s what some folks like Rod Dreher are only now grasping:

The left will stop at nothing to destroy this man. Three years ago, a friend who defected in the 1960s from Hungary told me that he and his wife, also a defector, are observing that our public culture reminds them more and more of Hungary at the advent of communism. I asked him to explain what he meant. He told me that the ideologically-driven eagerness to destroy people that the Left identifies as its enemies is the essence of it. He said that they will say anything they need to say, even if it’s untrue, to professionally and personally destroy people.

I wondered in 2015, when he told me that, if he was exaggerating. I don’t doubt it at all now. Not after this.

These people must be fought and Kavanaugh is making this fight not only for the sake of the next judge in line, but is taking it for the sake of a lot of people and for the sake of every woman who has a son.  Dreher again:

Tonight I had a business call with someone who lives in one of the bluest parts of America. She mentioned that this Kavanaugh business terrifies her for her sons. The idea that a man could be destroyed because of these accusations infuriates her and makes her afraid. I think that many on the Left are not thinking about the fact that women have daughters, yes, but they also have sons, brothers, and husbands.

He understands if these people aren’t fought bravely in the court of public opinion it will eventually reach the point where they have to be fought with firearms.  Judge Kavanaugh isn’t just saving his name or the hide of the next judge.  He’s saving lives.  I’ll give the last word to John Wayne in Big Jake (1971)

I hate secrets, never knew one to be kept They’ve all heard what’s in that red box, and they all want it. what we’re doin’ by this audacious display is tellin’ ’em they can’t have it. Hell, we may be savin’ some poor miscreant soul’s life by doing this. Maybe even our own.

Yesterday I talked about how Hillary Clinton and Democrats were caught flat footed by the FBI re-opening their email investigation. but what’s been really interesting is how the line of James Comey have changed with the same GOP member praising this decision who called him corrupt a few weeks ago and Democrats who praised his integrity a few weeks ago crying “foul!

In the last 36 hours FBI Director James Comey has been slammed by the full force of the progressive left media. I noted yesterday that, within hours of the letter being released, NY Times columnist Paul Krugman was accusing Comey of trying to swing the election for Republicans or, at a minimum, of trying to preserve their control of congress. A Democratic PAC filed a complaint with the DOJ that Comey had violated the Hatch Act by publishing the letter. A CNN legal analyst wrote today that it was time for Comey to resign…

…With all the accusations flying, I thought it was a good moment to recall a Washington Post editorial from back in July. That was when Comey announced he would not bring charges against Clinton. In an editorial titled “Republicans attack Mr. Comey for doing his job” the Post rebuked the right for for questioning Comey’s decision making:…

…A few months ago, criticizing Comey was risking damage to the rule of law. Now that it might be Hillary’s ox getting gored, bashing Comey is just fair game.

It brings to mind the Climatic Scene from Shakespeare’s the Merchant of Venice where you have Shylock saying lines such as: A Daniel come to judgment, yea, a Daniel!—O wise young judge, how I do honor thee!, O noble judge! O excellent young man! Oh wise upright judge, when granted the pound of flesh from his bond, and then, when the same judge said that you aren’t allowed any blood and if you shed any you lose your goods suddenly it was Gratiano saying: O learnèd judge!—Mark, Jew, a learnèd judge! An upright judge, a learnèd judge! A second Daniel!

So what is actually going on here? Is Comey a Clinton dupe or not? Here is what I think

I still think James Comey was as a Clinton dupe, didn’t mind playing the game and seemingly didn’t care about the blowback as long as it was about him. I think because of this when the compromised Loretta Lynch advised him against the release of this letter to congress:

Attorney General Loretta Lynch advised FBI Director James Comey against sending a letter to Congress to inform them about the reopening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

She and team Clinton had every expectation that her advice would be followed. That’s why Clinton allies were blindsided and reacted thus:

“I’m livid, actually,” one Clinton surrogate told The Hill. “This has turned into malpractice. It’s an unforced error at this point. I have no idea what Comey is up to but the idea this email issue is popping back up again is outrageous. It never should have occurred in the first place. Someone somewhere should have told her no. And they didn’t and now we’re all paying the price.”

So why the change of heart, well the clue is here:

In an internal memo obtained by Fox News, the beleaguered director noted that the FBI typically would not communicate with the public when reopening a case, according to a Department of Justice source. But Comey said he had to in this case because Clinton is seeking the White House in an election on Nov. 8.

“Of course we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed,” Comey wrote. “I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record.

You see, when he thought the storm would only affect him and his reputation that didn’t matter, but then it produced stories like this:

ANALYSIS: TRUE. Richard Nixon could only wish he got Hillary’s FBI treatment.

and this

NOTHING TO SEE HERE, IT’S OLD NEWS, TIME TO MOVE ON: Clinton Ally Aided Campaign of FBI Official’s Wife.

and this

JAMES COMEY COULD NOT BE REACHED TO IGNORE THIS ACCUSATION. Newt Gingrich on Veritas Videos: ‘Where’s the FBI?’

and this

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: New FBI files contain allegations of ‘quid pro quo’ in Clinton’s emails.

and this

THE FBI REVOLT BEGINS: A retired FBI agent says “The FBI has politicized itself, and its reputation will suffer for a long time. I hold Director Comey responsible.”

and a hundred more like it, that’s when he realized that not only was the reputation of the entire FBI compromised ,but story after story of the rank and file of the FBI bitterly resenting the tarnishing of the entire agency image over his attempt to cover for Hillary Clinton meant trouble in the ranks.

I suspect Comey didn’t anticipate this, but now he’s discovered that the FBI is not the MSM.

The ability of the chief national law enforcement arm to protect the country from things like Islamic Terror, properly enforce the laws, or even hunt fugitives is difficult if not impossible without the cooperation of law-abiding citizens.  I suspect James Comey didn’t anticipate his acts would convince a good chunk of the country that the FBI was no longer a law enforcement agency but just another arm of the Democrat party and would enforce the law accordingly.

The MSM can successfully function even if half the citizenry dismiss them as corrupt tools of one political party and treat them as such. The FBI can not.

I think Comey decided that it’s one thing to cover for the Clintons it’s another when running that interference takes down your entire agency.

Update:  Fixed poor sentence structure in a paragraph.


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Given all the Donald Trump news and the ratings that he brings to news networks who are used to drawing only niche audiences actually interested in how the country is governed on a daily basis. one might forgive the various networks for giving this story short shift:

Democratic National Committee vice chair and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is stepping down from her post at the DNC and throwing her weight behind Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

“First of all, I am resigning from the DNC so I can support Bernie Sanders for president,” Gabbard said early Sunday during NBC’s “Meet the Press” panel.

But while Ms. Gabbard’s resignation and endorsement of Bernie Sanders is unlikely to bring the eyeballs that the latest chapter in the GOP soap opera , in reality this is a story much more newsworthy than any of the odd hoops that the Grand Old Party is jumping through to De-Trump itself.

As I mentioned Monday the GOP’s move on Trump is less about stopping Trump than it is preserving the power of patronage for the club:

What happens if those positions go not to a party man, but to a Trump man? What happens when the head of an agency like the GSA doesn’t owe his position to a party or to a donor but owes it to the Donald™ and it time to make a ruling that affects the party or could affect a chance in a big donor’s fortunes?

Those party positions are highly sought after because they lead to power, influence and the GOP insiders want those positions for themselves.

Furthermore it’s also why you can have a man like Gov LePage of Maine can go from this:

At a meeting of Republican governors the next morning, [Governor X] called for action. Seated at a long boardroom table at the Willard Hotel, he erupted in frustration over the state of the 2016 race, saying Mr. Trump’s nomination would deeply wound the Republican Party. [Governor X] urged the governors to draft an open letter “to the people,” disavowing Mr. Trump and his divisive brand of politics.

To publicly endorsing Trump within a week.

“I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular. So I think I should support him because we’re one of the same cloth,” the governor said on the “Howie Carr Show.”

Logically LePage sees the writing on the wall wants to get on the train while he might still be rewarded for doing so. He’s trying to get the biggest possible bang for his endorsement.

Tulsi Gabbard is doing exactly the opposite.

Consider Hillary Clinton won Nevada a race that there was some danger of her losing and followed up with a win in South Carolina fueled by the Black Vote more lopsided than Bernie’s win in NH. If there was ever a time for someone who was on the fence or had held back an endorsement to see which way the wind was blowing and get on the Hillary Clinton train while there was still a chance to perhaps be rewarded for it, it’s NOW.

So what does Tulsi Gabbard do, not only does she endorse Bernie Sanders but she quits a high profile position in the party to do so, a position that would normally be used as a stepping stone to get more power, more influence, more patronage.

And she does so at a time and in a way that practically invites retribution from the Clinton campaign once the nomination is in hand.

That is exactly the opposite of how a politician is supposed to act and if a pol giving up power and position in the face of almost certain retaliation to support what appears to be a quixotic candidate.

That is a huge incredibly newsworthy story or at least it would be if the MSM didn’t want to suppress the narrative it suggests

Closing thought I think Bernie Sanders would be a disaster as president and I think a guy who would honeymoon in the USSR during the cold war is almost as bad as a woman who would leave Americans to die but even so this tells me that Tulsi Gabbard is a person who high principles who is unwilling to sell them for political gain.

You’ve got to love a pol like that.

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One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up.

Arthur Koestler (from the masthead of Stacy McCain’s blog)

I already linked to the Debra Saunders piece earlier as part of a post on the MSM discovering the Twitter Safety gulag, but there is something in her particular piece which really highlights the difference between Stacy McCain and his foes that deserves extra attention.

I reached out to Sarkeesian: no response. I reached out to a woman who tweeted that McCain harassed her friend: no reply. McCain would talk. He noted that of the 40 organizations on the Twitter Council, many are left-leaning and none is conservative or libertarian. The Twitter Council is an echo chamber. “There are some people who just can’t stand the idea that someone could have access to Twitter or anything, or a platform to be able to criticize them,” McCain told me. They don’t believe in freedom of expression for others. Free speech is not safe. And Jack Dorsey has made them Twitter’s bouncers.

That’s the difference.  the people at the Twitter Gulag are silent because to defend their action against Stacy McCain is to expose themselves for what they are.

Meanwhile Stacy McCain has talked to me, talked to Buzzfeed, talked to Debra Saunders and of course at his own blog he continues to fight

The proximate cause of the current problem at Twitter is Anita Sarkeesian (@FemFreq), so if you’re on Twitter, make sure Ms. Sarkeesian knows you hold her accountable for the implementation of these totalitarian policies. Some people are deleting their accounts, but my guess is that if you tell Ms. Sarkeesian what you think of her — and don’t forget to include the #FreeStacy hashtag — Twitter will be happy to ban you, too.

and fight

It is not my job to say which issue is more relevant to you, the reader, but when the Democrat-Media Complex takes sides in a public controversy, my hunch is they are on the wrong side. Liberals are deeply prejudiced and, to anyone who has studied their belief system, the things that liberals hate — capitalism, Christianity, the U.S. military, etc. — are as obvious as the things they love, e.g., sodomy, treason and socialism. Exactly how these liberal prejudices relate to #GamerGate, I’ll leave for the reader’s judgment. For now, the more relevant question is whether these biases of liberalism explain why my Twitter account was suspended last week. Did my prior encounter with Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg (a/k/a “Sarah Butts”) in some way influence this otherwise unexplained action?

and fight:

What Ms. Sarkeesian failed to do, of course, was to explain why she is so hated in particular (Answer: Because she lies) or whether the suspension of my account was prompted by a complaint from her or one of her allies.

You see that feminism’s hegemonic cultural authority is the real “status quo” in 2016, and what better “warning” — “designed to foster fear” — than to silence the social-media voices of those who “challenge” the lies told by Anita Sarkeesian. She has never dared to debate any of her critics, and why? Because liars are always cowards, and feminism is always a lecture, never a debate.

and fight

WHAT? The “rhetoric” of two British homosexuals “is incredibly harmful” to the LGBTQ “community” in Ann Arbor? HOW? Students “felt threatened by the debate”? WHY? Are these students incapable of distinguishing between words and actions? Ideas and emotions? Fantasy and reality? My little grandson got a bit frightened during Mighty Joe Young, but he didn’t need a “safe space.” Have college students today never been told to grow up and stop being scaredy-cats?

One more thing I left a message on Stacy’s answering machine asking about how this has affected his traffic here is what he replied:

The past four days have been phenomenal in terms of traffic to the blog. Saturday, my page-views were more than four times the previous Saturday’s, and triple my daily average. The boost to traffic made last week the best week I’ve had in six months. With five days left in the month, February traffic is already greater than the 31-day month of January.

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Jesus Christ: Again you have heard that it was said to your ancestors, ‘Do not take a false oath, but make good to the Lord all that you vow.’ But I say to you, do not swear at all; 23 not by heaven, for it is God’s throne; nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Do not swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black. Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Anything more is from the evil one.

Matthew 5:33-37

John Adams:For I have crossed the Rubicon
Let the bridge be burned behind me
Come what may, come what may
Commitment!

Song: Is anybody there?  1776 (1972)

Q: What does this Ted Cruz senate floor speech and the two planned parenthood videos have in common?

Sit down and listen to this Senate Floor Speech. If you have to put it on while you do other things but make sure you hear it because it’s something that every single conservative needs to hear.

Let that sink and if you want the chaser listen to this segment on the Rush Limbaugh show where Rush made a rare exception and interviewed Cruz over this speech

Normally it’s considered a gaffe when a pol tells the truth, not when Senator Cruz does.

Senator Cruz is making it VERY hard to keep the promise I made to myself not to endorse a candidate until after the first debate.

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Salvio:  [Being threatened with a hot Poker] I am a Blacksmith Senor I have been burned before

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Late Yesterday the news came that the in the attack in the Boston area on police, the primary target was not the police:

Usaamah Rahim, who was fatally shot after waving a military knife at law enforcement officers in Boston, was originally plotting to behead Pamela Geller, an activist and conservative blogger, law enforcement sources told CNN on Wednesday.

Watch the interview

and be either amazed at the cluelessness of Burnett or be shocked at her suggestion that an ad explicitly opposing Jihad is ground for attempted murder.  It’s as if the MSM were doing their best Dalek Impersonation:

As Pam herself puts it:

Erin Burnett just doesn’t get it.

They targeted me for violating sharia blasphemy laws. They mean to kill everyone who doesn’t do their bidding and abide by them voluntarily. This is a showdown for American freedom. Will we stand against this savagery, or bow down to them and silence ourselves?

If there is one thing that actually surprises me are all these “informed” people seem either shocked that Pam is a target or act as if this is only a recent thing.  For almost the entire time I’ve known her Pam has been a target traveling with bodyguards.

Perhaps Erin and the crew at CNN might be a tad better informed if they had read this interview with her I did in Aug of 2013

4. You seem to shrug off death threats the way people comb hair out of their eyes, where does this strength come from?

I am fighting for freedom. Life is not worth living without freedom. If we don’t fight now, when? When the death threat becomes …… law?

5. A rather somber question, if tomorrow your foes managed to silence you, other than the obvious answer (Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch) where would recommend your readers go to stay informed about Radical Islam.

The Religion of Peace.com

I think that what really upsets people is Pam’s courage is a constant reminder of a lot of other people’s cowardice.  Every day she stands up like a lion she reminds everyone else that they are mice.  That’s why in my opinion if the Islamists manage to murder her may so called supporters of free speech will publicly deplore it and privately celebrate.

It’s a national disgrace.

Two thoughts in closing:

If Radical Islam ever conquers the few people who resist in secret will have pictures of Pam on their wall & copies of her writing hidden on flash drives to inspire them to fight on.

But when Radical Islam falls, and it eventually will, there will be a lot of people who collaborated with it who, with the threat of the blade gone, will suddenly go from sounding like mice to sounding like lions.

They had better hope that day comes after Pam is gone because if she is still alive she’ll not let them get away with it.

Update:  Via Zilla Pam is interviewed by Fox they do it right as did Jake Tapper who has been an example of real journalism for a while & is getting hit for it.

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Dave Weigel’s beat is covering conservatives. You will see him regularly at CPAC and on the campaign trail with GOP hopefuls.

So it is no surprise that Ted Cruz’s appearance before the national firefighters union was on his radar.

Cruz entered the less friendly climate of the International Association of Firefighters, for its bipartisan presidential summit. Firefighters’ unions are not as solidly Democratic as most labor unions.

Given that unions slavishly follow the Democrat line that’s not a high standard to reach but more interesting was his reaction to a video put together by MSNBC noting the reaction, or lack thereof of the Union crowd to things that were applause lines at CPAC

No one had anything good to say about Cruz. “I had to take a shower after listening to that,” said Washington state IAFF leader Ricky Walsh.

You can likely count on one hand the number of State Union leaders who are conservatives and in liberal Washington you can probably count them on one finger so the above reaction is frankly not much of a story.

What IS a story is this: Ted Cruz didn’t give a “feel good” speech about his family history (like Marco Rubio) or steering away from domestic issues (like Lindsey Graham).

Nope Ted Cruz, rather than tailoring his speech or spinning his audience, went before a hostile crowd and did what he always does made his case for the things he believes. He told the truth.

MSNBC not withstanding this is what we used to called “Character” and I’m old enough to remember when we the media used to celebrate this kind of character in candidates.

The MSNBC video is here

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I’ve been pretty hard on both Radical Islam and those who in the Islamic Community that have given only lip service to “Peaceful Islam”.

So I”m always delighted when I see stories like this

In the wake of a deadly shooting attack at a synagogue in Denmark las week, a group of Norwegian Muslims intends to hold an anti-violence demonstration at an Oslo synagogue this coming weekend by forming a “peace ring” around the building

I’m even more encouraged when I see who is organizing this:

One of the event organizers, 17-year-old Hajrad Arshad, explained that the intention was to make a clear statement that Muslims don’t support anti-Semitism.

“We think that after the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen, it is the perfect time for us Muslims to distance ourselves from the harassment of Jews that is happening,” Arshad told the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK in an interview cited by The Local News website on Tuesday.

She noted that the group aimed to “extinguish the prejudices people have against Jews and against Muslims.”

This isn’t without risk, there will be some radicals who will not approve of this.  This young woman deserves our praise, our encouragement, …..and our protection.