Sunday, July 31, 2016

A Tale of Two Media Narratives and a trap for the unwary: Grieving Parents at the RNC and DNC

I sympathize with these grieving parents, and I thank them both for their sons' respective services

Of course, the media pretends that Patricia Smith (who was actively lied to by Hillary Clinton after the death of Sean Smith in Benghazi) does not exist, focusing all their attention on Kihzr and Ghazala Kahn and challenging Trump on his proposed ban on Muslim immigration.  

Trump has nuanced that response from earlier in the campaign.  What he has said he would temporarily ban immigration from countries with links to terrorism (like Syria).  I am opposed to bringing in Syrians, Afghanis and Iraqis right now too (other than targeted Christians and other religious minorities or those individuals who demonstrated loyalty to the United States and who are targeted by terrorists for that loyalty).  

The media (it seems almost coordinated when you have the New York Times, ABC and Megyn Kelly  at Fox--but who is auditioning for a new job at CNN or the networks, all following the same argument) that Trump's immigration policies would have denied us a hero like Captain Human Kahn.  Well that is a bit of a stretch in hindsight, but the same argument could be made that such a ban would have potentially "denied us" terrorists who committed the attacks at the Boston Marathon, San Bernardino, Orlando and even possibly the events on 9/11.  Two can play this game. 

The smart thing was for Trump to see these attacks by the media as what they are, political traps set up by a hostile partisan media. There is nothing gained in attacking the Kahns. They lost a son who was a hero in combat, a Muslim American solider killed by fanatical Muslims terrorists.  They deserve our sympathy and thanks (just like Patricia Smith does). The Kahns are pawns in this media game.

This was a very poor political response by Trump. Why Donald Trump would go on a show run by a completely biased and dishonest Hillary Clinton supporter and Democrat operative like George Stephanopoulos in the first place is foolhardy (Hillary refuses to even give press conferences she can't completely control). If you are going to put yourself in such a place, which Mr. Trump voluntarily did, why not pivot away from the grieving Kahns and challenge Clinton Foundation Donor Stephanopoulos to ask Hillary Clinton similar questions about Patricia Smith and Sean Smith?  Trump should be pointing out the double standard and hypocrisy of these media tools ever chance he gets.  

And no Mr. Trump, you have not sacrificed like Mrs. Smith and the Kahns have.  Don't even try to justify that--nor do you ever want to--No parent ever wants to be part of that club. Of course Hillary Clinton has not sacrificed either (I saw Anderson Cooper try to argue at the DNC while on the post speech debate panel that Hillary Clinton sacrificed by taking a low paying civil service job her whole career, apparently missing she is worth more than $250 million today).  And unlike Trump, Hillary Clinton was actively involved in putting Sean Smith and Captain Kahn in harms way.  

Yes Mr. Trump, you were set up by Clinton's GoTo George. 
As you point out, Stephanopoulos is a liar
And you walked into this trap.  

Hot Air: Trump's response to Khirz Kahn was a mess
American Thinker: Patricia Smith targets Hillary Clinton at RNC
RT: Patricia Smith: Hillary Clinton lied to me about my son's death
Rush Limbaugh: Hillary's Only Chance To Win: Destroy Trump First
AoSHQ: There is a big difference going after General Allen and the parents of a fallen soldier (Try not to make Hillary's mission easier)

Hot Air: Washington Examiner: Byron York: Khizr Kahn, Donald Trump, and the debate over Muslim immigration (the return of Cindy Sheehan, but ignore Pat Smith), Gold Star Families to Trump: Apologize (and when you are in a hole, stop digging), Cory Lewandowski: It Trump were president Capt. Kahn would still be alive

Instapundit:  While Trump battles the media, Hillary keeps lyingPJ MediaWhere was Hillary Clinton when Capt. Kahn died?Howard Kurtz: Austin Bay is right, Yes, the media is running with Hillary on the argument "Trump is dangerous" and expect it to continue through November, Goat Rodeo (Donald, you fell for the trolling),Hillary says Benghazi mother "may not recall what [Hillary] told them about the video", Whose Constitution? Byron York on Khizr Kahn and Donald Trump,

PJ Media: Where was Hillary Clinton when Capt. Kahn died?

Powerline/Hinderaker: Trump's Amateur Hour in the Presidential Race

The Hill: The Kahns were tricked into attacking Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton Lying For Thirteen Minutes Straight

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Gal Godot is Wonder Woman

Nate Silver's Projections For The General Election Are Probably Causing Alarm...

Instapundit: DaTechGuy: Nate Silver's projects Trump beating Hillary

This is not what Team Hillary was expecting post Democrat National Convention. But it is not all that surprising either given Bernie Sanders supporters feeling cheated. That bitterness by Bernie supporters is justified given  without Dirty Debbie's DNC shenanigans and Crooked Hillary's vote rigging, Sanders would have won over Hillary Rotten Clinton in a landslide.  

As DaTechGuy notes in his update, Nate has subsequently revised this from this morning to show a slight lead for Hillary. Not really though. If you add up the electoral votes, it breaks out to 269 for Trump, 269 for Hillary.  In that circumstance doesn't the House of Representatives gets to decide Trump or Hillary?  Under that protocol, the representatives votes by states, one vote per state, so assuming Representatives voted as their states voted (red or blue) Trump would win.  

Can you imagine the shenanigans that would go on if this goes to the House? It would be crazier than Bush Gore.  

This outcome map is definitely in the realm of possible

Yvette Mimieux Rule 5

Rule 5 and FMJRA

When doing Rule 5 on Hollywood starlets of the Sixties, I should check to see what Proof has already done.  My bad.  Here is Proof's post from 2014 for Yvette Mimieux

Swedish Bikini Cop Mikaela Kellner

Swedish Bikini Cops? Ja, you betcha!

Pam Geller: Migrant Sex Criminal says why he is in Sweden. Really. I hope he runs into Officer Mikaela Kellner, he might be in for a surprise.

AoSHQ: Mmmmmmm Undercover Cops

Rule 5 and FMJRA

90 Miles from Tyranny: Going Viral

Friday, July 29, 2016

#BlueLivesMatter: Two police officers shot in San Diego, one dead

Officer Jonathan DeGuzman (deceased) and Officer Wade Irwin (injured)

Hillary Clinton's Acceptance Speech Was Powerful...

Gateway Pundit: Powerful like Ambien, she not only took out a frail Bill Clinton but Tim Kaine too...

I know Bill Clinton has a heart condition, and it did start a bit late, but you would think they could give him and Tim Kaine a doppio espresso before the speech started.

Leon Wolf asks which candidate's speech will sound better a month from now. Neither. With the exception of a few amazing speeches (Reagan, Churchill, etc.), I rarely spend my free time listening to speeches. Other than looking to lift sound bites for attack media, I doubt few people will. And as Leon noted, it was poorly executed. The answer is no one will care about these speeches a month from now, we will be into the debate cycle then and that is what will matter.
Twitchy: Iowa Hawk captures the excitement

Trump is trying to win with an emotional message. Hillary's message is more everything is great and I am logically the best choice.

We all knew this was coming, Hillary focusing on Donald Trump's Twitter temperament and being responsible for nuclear codes. That is going to be a major branding theme in the Democrats argument of why Trump should not be president. The problems for Hillary is Trump is a pretty good tweeter. Trump did a flurry of tweets following Hillary's speech, but unfortunately for Hillary, they were like a flurry of punches that found their mark.

When it comes to playing social media, Hillary is no where near as good at this. Her speech last night would have been better if it were half the time.  

Hot Air: Bill Clinton really does feel our pain
Blazing Cat Fur: Maybe the whirl of white sound machines droning out Bernie Protesters caused Bill Clinton and Tim Kaine to lose consciousness?  Beyond the speech being white noise itself.

Lem's Levity: Hillary throat clearing and stop pretending you like de Tocqueville

EBL: The Full Rodham: Hillary gets ready for her big speechTrump uses Obama and Clinton's own statements against them, trolling them all day and Ivanka and Chelsea are friends, but they aren't treated the same by the media

Instapundit: Is the election over? , Sanders Supporters chasing Hillary Cospirator David Brock through the Wells Fargo Center? (I wish there was video for this), Andrew McCarthy: Hillary commits felonies and blames Trump for treason? 

Legal Insurrection: #DemExit Clinton protests that the DNC tried to hide

DaTechGuy: Break new ground, put your husband to sleep...

AoSHQ: Bill sabotages Hillary once again...zzzzz

Rush Limbaugh: Pretend Patriots at DNC

Buzz Feed and Jawa Report: Bill Clinton playing with balloons (he likes those balloons)

John Podhoretz: Clinton blew her big chance

Wombat: Austin Bay: Tailgunner Hillary and the Putin Hack

The New Normal In Germany: Muslim Man Tries To Behead Doctor With Knife, Yelling "Allah Akbar"

This is being reported more of an angry confused father who could not communicate with his medical provider than an act of terrorism, but there is something disquieting about resolving a dispute over medical care with a 30 cm rambo knife.  The yelling "Allah Akbar" is a nice touch.  

Doesn't Germany have universal health care? What is this immigrant family complaining about? 

Does Angela Merkel recognize her epic mistake of bringing in over a million unscreened Muslims into Germany?  Nope.  She wants to bring in even more, even though this was a factor in #Brexit and is now endangering the European Union.  

h/t on the German Doctor being attacked via Arthur K and AoSHQ sidebar headlines

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Full Rodham: Hillary Clinton gets ready for her big speech

This is not far from the actual truth...

Twitchy: Obama refers to himself 119 times during his speech last night (who is O endorsing again) I have not seen a more self referring speech since Chris Christie "endorsed" Mitt Romney, Katie Pavlich destroys Hillary's deflection about the Russians hacking her emails in three tweets, and #DNCinPhilly: #IAmAFeminist: Hairy Legged Cat Ladies of the World Unite

AoSHQ: The most interesting man in the world!

Deadline: Ouch: DNC ratings fail for Obama
EBL: Trump uses Obama and Clinton's own statements against them, trolling them all day and Ivanka and Chelsea are friends, but they aren't treated the same by the media

Legal Insurrection: #DNCProtest: The real story of Night 3 (what can we expect tonight) and Carlos Danger (also known as Huma's beard) compared Hillary Clinton to Slave Owning White Men (that last bit is from Maetenloch)

Good idea Amanda:  And a good answer from Trump: 
"Crooked Hillary put her emails at risk to foreign hackers"

Salon: Amanda Marcotte gets the sadz saying Obama did not do it last night for Crooked Hillary

Sad! Actually, hilarious! 

Victory Girls: Five similarities between Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's convention speeches

Hot Air: Bill DeBlasio shows up and speaks at the DNC the same day the U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn brings more ethics charges against him (isn't that fitting)

NY Post: Rahm Emanuel thrown under the bus at the DNC convention for opposing Obamacare (no speaking spot and mocked)

Wombat: Louder with Crowder: (Talking about narcissists) Young Turks Cenk Uygur goes insane, Twitchy: Wikileaks releases hacked DNC voicemails during primetime of the DNC last night, JWF: Corrupt Clinton getting a negative bounce during DNC convention, and Bloomberg/Megan McArdle: The Dem machine chose Hillary long ago, but why?

Lem's Levity: DNC using seat fillers in its convention?

VodkaPundit: Glad he will miss it tonight!

DaTechGuy: Entitled Hillary?

Wombat: Austin Bay: Tailgunner Hillary and the Putin Hack