political theater

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Political Theatre

To Preserve European Peoples

Is anti-European, according to evil open-borderites.

12:00 pm on December 17, 2017

US Defense Secretary Mattis Rejects War on Iran

James “Mad Dog” Mattis has injected some sanity into mad Nimrata Haley’s tirades.

11:32 am on December 17, 2017

Health in Baltimore

From many centuries past. (Thanks, Paula Deist)

11:24 am on December 17, 2017

Political Correctness Run Amok

As rape charges dismissed after two years.

11:23 am on December 17, 2017

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’

The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program. (Thanks, David Romo)

11:22 am on December 17, 2017

Map of the Richest Politician

In every state.

11:21 am on December 17, 2017

French Constitutional Court Stands Up for Free Speech

Strikes down “anti-terrorist” law.

11:20 am on December 17, 2017

Silk Road Fever

Grips the Russian Far East.

11:20 am on December 17, 2017

$21 Trillion of Unauthorized Spending by US Govt

Discovered by Economics Professor.

11:19 am on December 17, 2017

Bulletproof Store Glass in Dangerous Philly Areas

Outlawed as—you’ve got it-racist.

2:48 pm on December 16, 2017

Carlson, Cohen on Russia

2:47 pm on December 16, 2017

Uber Cuts Ambulance Usage and Health Care Costs

Across 766 US cities.

2:45 pm on December 16, 2017

Deconstructing the Almighty Russian Hackers

Myth.

2:44 pm on December 16, 2017

Jingle Bells Is Racist

Like everything else.

1:44 pm on December 16, 2017

Ex-FBI Assistant Director: Strzok Fabricated Information

And “Belongs In Leavenworth.”

12:55 pm on December 16, 2017

CNN and Faux Legal Analysis

Writes Daniel Cohn:

Lew, I have this rather self-destructive habit of watching CNN, specifically for their “unfair” and thoroughly “biased” converage of Trump. CNN’s treatment of Trump and his presidency borders on the absurd.

Anyway, while I was watching yesterday, several CNN guests opined that it would be “obstruction of justice” if Trump were to pardon Flynn, especially if such a pardon were motivated by corrupt intent.

This doesn’t even pass the “straight face” test that all students in law school are taught. Trump could, if he saw fit, end the entire Mueller probe by just issuing a pardon or a series of pardons. (This doesn’t even address his other option; namely, because we have a unitary executive under the constitution, he could theoretically just issue an order ending the entire probe.)

The president’s pardon power is absolute, unqualified, and unreviewable by the federal courts. Of course, if there are alleged state crimes then the pardon power wouldn’t extend to those.

The hatred of Trump is pathological. Like you and, I’d suspect, most readers of LRC, I dislike much of Trump’s agenda, as it’s an affront to libertarian principles but a healthy perspective and an honest commitment to first principles are key. We remain, as Justin Raimondo noted early in Trump’s primary candidacy, “anti-anti-Trumpians”.

As an aside: I’m no worshipper of the constitution, but as you’ve noted before, it is the regime under which we live. If we are to reference it, cite it, and pay homage to it, then it’s incumbent upon us all to at least be consistent in our treatment, analysis, and use of it.

12:48 pm on December 16, 2017

The Model for Future Stolen Elections?

Alabama.

12:33 pm on December 16, 2017

California Has an Arsonist Government

Writes Bill Sardi:

California is letting the fires burn (said to be the new norm by Gov Jerry Brown) so it can generate insurance money for rebuilding that generates employment.  States can start wars to get out of their financial bind, but States can’t do that.  States can abscond money from insurance companies.  California is an arsonist government.

12:24 pm on December 16, 2017

World’s Most Expensive Home?

Another bauble for the “anti-corruption” Saudi prince.

12:23 pm on December 16, 2017

Entire Family Turns Trans

Who’s picking up the tab? Guess.

12:22 pm on December 16, 2017

Decent Coalition Government

In Austria.

12:22 pm on December 16, 2017

Scheme To Pay Off Trump Accusers Emerges

One Woman Was Offered $750,000.

2:38 am on December 16, 2017

Humans Fight Back

San Fran Security Robot Attacked.

Lew

In the first chapter of the non-fiction “Terminator” movie, it is humans 1, robots 0.

Best, Bionic Mosquito

12:22 pm on December 15, 2017

R. C. Sproul, R.I.P.

Gary North on the successful apologist for Protestant Christianity.

12:21 pm on December 15, 2017

Finland Out of EU

More good news.

12:21 pm on December 15, 2017

Austria Shifts Right

Good news!

12:20 pm on December 15, 2017

FBI Edits to Clinton Exoneration Go Far Beyond What Was Previously Known

Comey, McCabe, Strzok Implicated.

12:20 pm on December 15, 2017

Why Does The New $1 Billion US Embassy In London

Need The First Moat Since Medieval Times.

10:07 am on December 15, 2017

Resisting Jesus

Lew:

Sobran was a master of prose.  He was up there with Malcolm Muggeridge.  No one else was.

When I read one of his essays, I am always ready to appropriate something in the name of The People.  Such as this:

Some people think you can take Christ’s “teachings” and ignore his miracles as if they were fables. But this is to confuse the Sermon on the Mount with the Democratic Party platform.

10:01 am on December 15, 2017

Threatened US Naval blockade of North Korea

The illegal starvation of a nation.

6:14 pm on December 14, 2017