Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tidbits For Your Tuesday

     Once again it’s tab-clearance time (Only $4.99! Get yours while they last!) here at the Fortress of Crankitude, and boy do we have an embarras de richesse today!

1. Never Trust The Media!

     Like any other kind of commercial enterprise, a medium – not the kind with a crystal ball, the sort that has a broadcast or cablecast outlet – exists to make money. What makes money for a medium? Stuff that draws an audience. And what draws an audience? These days, it seems to be the lowest, most contemptible forms of slander and distortion.

     Avi Yemini has demonstrated that he understands this – and much else besides:

     Comedy Central isn’t exactly known for being fair to the guests they interview during the comedic “news” shows, and leftist comedian Jim Jefferies is no different on his program, The Jim Jefferies Show.

     That’s why when the Christchurch shooting happened in New Zealand, Jefferies set out to ride the wave of anti-right sentiment by putting people on his show that were supposedly extremists, anti-Islam, and more. With that, he invited right-leaning Jewish activist and YouTube personality Avi Yemini to come on the show and discuss the subject.

     But Yemini isn’t stupid and knew exactly what was going to happen. Jefferies would ask questions, allow Yemini to answer them, then select various clips and phrases to make it seem like Yemini was another anti-Islam, right-wing conspiracy theorist.

     So Yemini decided to prepare a counterstrike:

     Posting a video to YouTube, Yemini reveals that he set his phone down secretly and began recording the interview, knowing that he would be made out to look like a horrible person.

     What he also caught on footage, however, was Jefferies doing and saying things that degraded Islam that the left would be horrified by, especially in the wake of the Christchurch shooting.

     Compare to this odious episode involving a Republican Congressman and the “saintly” Mike Wallace. Anyone who trusts any media outlet anywhere, regardless of its representations, is a damned fool who’ll deserve whatever he gets.

2. “Your Tears Taste Delicious” Dept.

     Tucker Carlson remains at the pinnacle of the commentary racket. His recent shows have been masterpieces, especially their introductory segments. But that’s not all there is to Tucker. He also knows how to make his occupational adversaries cry:

     CNN's Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter recently received a scrumptious box of jelly donuts from Dunkin' Donuts from Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson. Still no thank you. But "sources in the CNN camp" told the New York Post‘s Page Six that they believed Carlson’s gift was an act of "fat-shaming."…

     "Such bitches," remarked a Mirror spy observing the situation. "He gets a dozen free donuts and somehow he's the victim?"

     Stelter, who has ballooned a little in recent years (but certainly not back to his post-200 pound weight), blew off The Mirror's request for comment Friday....

     "Nobody plays the victim card better," noted a longtime media industry insider. "He can, without evidence, repeatedly question Trump's mental health but can’t handle receiving a box of donuts."

     Kill ‘em with kindness, that’s the ticket. And as always, it’s the little gestures that make the biggest impacts. But next time, Tucker: Make it a box of assorted doughnuts.

3. Rocks Are Being Overturned.

     The Hill has the story:

     After nearly three years and millions of tax dollars, the Trump-Russia collusion probe is about to be resolved. Emerging in its place is newly unearthed evidence suggesting another foreign effort to influence the 2016 election — this time, in favor of the Democrats.

     Ukraine’s top prosecutor divulged in an interview aired Wednesday on Hill.TV that he has opened an investigation into whether his country’s law enforcement apparatus intentionally leaked financial records during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign about then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in an effort to sway the election in favor of Hillary Clinton.

     The leak of the so-called black ledger files to U.S. media prompted Manafort’s resignation from the Trump campaign and gave rise to one of the key allegations in the Russia collusion probe that has dogged Trump for the last two and a half years.

     Ukraine Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko’s probe was prompted by a Ukrainian parliamentarian's release of a tape recording purporting to quote a top law enforcement official as saying his agency leaked the Manafort financial records to help Clinton's campaign.

     The parliamentarian also secured a court ruling that the leak amounted to “an illegal intrusion into the American election campaign,” Lutsenko told me. Lutsenko said the tape recording is a serious enough allegation to warrant opening a probe, and one of his concerns is that the Ukrainian law enforcement agency involved had frequent contact with the Obama administration’s U.S. Embassy in Kiev at the time.

     “Today we will launch a criminal investigation about this and we will give legal assessment of this information,” Lutsenko told me.

     My, my! The things a little shit-stirring can trigger! Got a good stock of spirits on hand, Mrs. Clinton?

     It remains unlikely that any of the Democrats, DoJ, or FBI who were involved in the outrageous attempt to paint President Trump as a traitor to his nation will ever suffer a legal penalty for it. But perhaps the stain will evoke enough anger in the American electorate to keep the Left out of power for a while longer.

4. Unplanned

     The pro-abortion crowd does not want this movie to be aired:

     Abby Johnson is one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the United States. She has worked at a clinic in Texas for eight years, and has become a community outreach director and media spokeswoman for the organization, even winning the Planned Parenthood Employee of the Year Award. One day she is asked to assist in an ultrasound-guided abortion at thirteen weeks gestation. It is then that she witnesses a baby struggling for its life even as it is dismembered by an abortionist's tool. She resigns, becoming an anti-abortion activist, founding a ministry to assist former Planned Parenthood employees turned anti-abortion after their own experiences.

     The film was shot on a budget of $6 million. Mike Lindell, the founder and owner of My Pillow, was a major backer of the film, contributing $1 million dollars to the production. Lindell has a cameo in the film.

     Unplanned was given an R rating by the MPAA, who cited a few graphic abortion-related scenes as the reason for the rating and notified the producers of the film that the film would remain R-rated unless those scenes were removed, but denied that it had assigned the rating due to political bias. Pure Flix, which had been expecting a PG-13 rating, decided not to contest the MPAA's action due to concerns that such conflict may delay the film's release. However, regarding the MPAA's rating, co-directors Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon said that:

     We consider the MPAA’s current standards to be deeply flawed, insofar as they allowed scenes of remarkably graphic sex, violence, degradation, murder and mayhem to have a PG-13 rating, whereas our film, highlighting the grave dangers of abortion in a straightforward manner, is considered dangerous for the American people to view.

     Please read the rest at Adrienne’s site. First the campaign against Gosnell, and now this. Remember always: What others don’t want you to know is usually what you most need to know.

5. Shrapnel From The Mueller Report.

     Doug Ross has a summary, clipped from the Daily Caller, of the major conspiracy theories that have been utterly refuted by the Mueller Report. I can’t excerpt it fairly. Please go to the site and read it all – and then head over to the Daily Caller for the rest of it.

6. A Masterstroke From The President.

     President Trump knows the importance of good timing. The time for this is clearly upon us:

     Axios and Daily Beast reporter Awawin Suebsaeng report that the Trump campaign notified producers of all tv networks and cable stations that several Democrat politicians were featured as guests multiple times, giving them a platform to spread false allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

     The memo explains that the Mueller report completed this week was a massive probe involving 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, 500 witness interviews, 40 FBI agents, 19 lawyers and $25 million spent in taxpayer funds.

     “The issuance of these definitive findings comes after two years of Democrat leaders and others lying to the American people by vigorously and repeatedly claiming there was evidence of collusion. They made many of these false claims, without evidence, on your airways.”

     The Democrats mentioned are:

  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
  • Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
  • Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
  • DNC Chairman Tom Perez
  • Former CIA Director John Brennan

     Here’s the memo:

     There can be no doubt that the media were willingly complicit in the propagation and perpetuation of slanders and unfounded accusations of wrongdoing against President Trump. They should be put on trial as accessories, even if only in the court of public opinion. Perhaps this will give the public a better sense of the shamelessness and utter partisanry of these “news” outlets.

7. Losing? Change The Rules!

     This is the meat of the Left’s current trumpetings:

     According to far-far-left Rep. Ro Khanna, the laws might need to change so President Trump could have been convicted of a crime. He says Trump is guilty [despite the Mueller report saying there was NO evidence] and Russia interference was aimed at getting Trump elected. He says Trump is guilty because he was cavalier….
     “Even if it doesn’t rise, Katie [Tur], to the level of an impeachable offense or a crime. I am convinced there was misconduct, that it got very close to the line, that it was inappropriate,” Khanna said. “And maybe Congress needs to strengthen the laws, if this doesn’t rise to the level of a crime, so that no future president does this.”

     In other words, make a non-crime a crime based on Khanna’s feelings. This is what they do in socialist and communist regimes. And, for the record, there is no definitive proof, Russia wanted Trump to win. Putin said he didn’t care who won since all our candidates were awful.

     So! Abolish the Electoral College and the Senate, ignore the Constitution when it doesn’t comport with the Left’s agenda, allow and encourage illegal aliens to vote in American elections, destroy freedom of speech to criminalize offhand statements of opinion – only by conservatives, of course – and generally institute mob rule…so long as the mob remains in the Left’s camp. A nice little wish list.

     It becomes ever clearer why the democrats are hell-bent on disarming the American people.

8. The Wise and the Mad.

     I’ve received several inquiries about this, the third book in what I suppose I’ll have to call the “Futanari Trilogy.” Yes, yes, it’s coming along. At present I’m about halfway done and hoping for a mid-summer release. (That reminds me: I must contact my cover artist about a cover for it. She takes her time, but she produces good stuff, consistently.) But if you want it that badly, post reviews of Experiences! Several Gentle Readers have promised that they would. I shan’t name names, but they know who they are, and I have to ask them: what’s the hangup?

     Reviews help to sell books, people. How many more times must I say it?

     That’s all for today, I think. It promises to be a busy one, so look for more tomorrow. Until then, don’t take any wooden characters.

1 comment:


On 1. Steve King found this out too. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever trust the enemedia. Record it yourself. If in studio, insist on bringing your own videographer. If they refuse, you refuse.

And apropos nothing but a weird observation; perhaps grist for you to ponder. I have an essay about population replacement* that I used to be able to find on bing or google with "big conspiracy voters population" or other similar word combinations. Now, if I type in search terms, I see places who have REPOSTED that essay, but no link to the original essay itself.

* Out of courtesy won't self-hype.