Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Project Veritas Videos on Dem Voter Fraud and Intimidation at Rallies

On October 11, Project Veritas released a video from December 2015, in which Alan Schulkin, one of the commissioners of the Board of Elections of New York City stated plainly that people are bused from one polling site to another (to another to another) to vote multiple times on the same Election Day. Do you have a friend whom you suspect never shows up to vote? You can show up in his place? Is your deceased aunt still on the voter rolls? Here's your way of keeping her spirit alive!

New York is one of the many states that does not require photographic identification from people voting, which enables fraud like this to take place -- fraud that we're ensured over and over again never happens. Schulkin acknowledges in the video that asking for ID really should not be a big deal. He is also getting more and more conservative every day, and, now that this video is out, maybe the poor, soon-to-be-ostracized fellow will feel free to drop the façade and swing over.

Then, this week came the video of Scott Foval, who has since, uh, "resigned," essentially confirming (and then some) what Schulkin had said. From this video we have proof that state lines are often crossed (e.g. Iowa) for the voter fraud to continue, and that rental cars are being considered as "safer" (i.e. less vulnerable to being caught) alternatives to buses. Foval has also said that they were giving people financial compensation to stir up trouble at Donald Trump rallies.

If there's some context that makes this footage somehow less damning to Democrats, I can't conceive of it.

Much has been said about Trump's comment that the election is "rigged." "Rigged" means it's already decided, which most people don't believe. An election doesn't have to be "rigged" for large portions of voter fraud to have an effect upon it, however. Those are two separate things.

A rigged baseball game means the umpires have decided to let one team win. They don't need to
do that in order for one team to win by cheating, however.

Anderson Cooper didn't hesitate to bring up Donald Trump's comments about women (perhaps rightfully so). Will this massive fraud be brought up tonight?

Your move, Chris Wallace.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Three Women Point Out the Hypocrisy in the Reaction to Trump's Denigrating Words

As I've written before, I found Trump's conversation with Billy Bush in 2005 to be putrid and objectifying, and I'm tired of those who will dismiss it as "just how men talk and think." I bristle when anyone paints the entire male gender as a horde of lechers, and this isn't helping.

...but I'm also tired, also as I've written before, of selective outrage. And (at least) three fairly prominent female columnists agree with me. (Click on the links for the entire pieces.)

Heather MacDonald: "If any of these newfound exponents of female modesty felt any comparable nausea at the blatant display of female Beyoncé’s acclaimed rock video “Formation,” say, they kept it to themselves. Beyoncé and her female chorus line rhythmically thrust...while Beyoncé brags of her sexual prowess...No objections to that destruction of the innocence of childhood from the DNC."

D.C. McCallister: "I find this reaction to Trump's private conversation rather ironic. It's ironic coming from a secular culture that long ago declared objective morality dead. It's ironic coming from politicos and media bottom-feeders who defended the abusive and disgusting behavior of Bill Clinton, not when he was a private citizen but when he was a sitting president."

Margot Anderson: "The chief offense Trump is being accused of is 'objectifying women,' i.e. denying their dignity and humanity. But what about treating human life as a disposable clump of cells?"

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Hillary Clinton Colluding with Press -- oh, and Has a Mouth to Rival Trump's

While I have a few backlogged posts I've been working on for a few months -- even in my head -- it's been an eventful few days. Donald Trump's unearthed comments, whether an unserious "joke" or not, were horrid. Simply put, I cringe at a man's comment that he grabs a woman "by the p---y." For the record, I also cringe at any woman's comment about grabbing a man "by the b---s," although we all know that too many people don't bat an eyelash upon hearing that.

While I don't know if Hillary Clinton has ever made such a comment, it appears she's said plenty of things, usually in a rage, that Trump or any other man would be castigated for. The Intercept has just such a list of quotations attributed to HRC, taken from books written about the (first?) Clinton White House. Even with words slightly censored, I apologize for the implied profanity, anti-male slurs, and anti-semitism:

"F**k off! It's enough that I have to see you ****-kickers every day, I'm not going to talk to you too!! Just do your G*damn job and keep your mouth shut." -- (American Evita by Christopher Anderson, page 90. Hillary yells at State Troopers after one allegedly told her "Good Morning.")

"Where's the miserable c*ck sucker?" --  (The Truth About Hillary by Edward Klein, page 5. Hillary Clinton screams this at a Secret Service agent.)

"Stupid k**e." -- (Hillary Clinton: The Other Woman by Dolly Kyle. Hillary used the epithet about Jewish people.)

If she's still (allegedly) making such comments, we don't know, but her campaign has been busy constructing a rather extensive naughty-and-nice list of members of the MSM. Glenn Greenwald's piece also explains that the campaign is also giving marching orders to their media allies:

At times, Clinton’s campaign staff not only internally drafted the stories they wanted published but even specified what should be quoted “on background” and what should be described as “on the record.”

Yes, Trump makes many of us ill. But one of the many problems with him is that he is allowing the mainstream media to ignore Clinton's many indiscretions. They would be attempting to do so regardless of who her opponent was, but another opponent wouldn't be making it this damn easy for them.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Fallon Causes Left-Wing Freak-Out, Part II.

Still shaking my head at the hissy fit the American left had over Jimmy Fallon's Trump interview a couple of weeks ago. The main charge this time was that Fallon had "humanized" Trump by giving him a regular interview, and playfully mussing his hair. Say what you will about Trump, but he is a person, and it's hard to "humanize" a human being.

One columnist, in particular, pointed to David Letterman as an example of a late-night host who found some sort of balance between comedian and water-carrier for the Democrat Party (probably not how he put it, exactly, but hey...). Hello? Anyone remember Letterman's last few years at CBS? He was unsufferable -- a partisan, bitter man. I remember a few weeks after President Obama's SOTU addresses, when Dave replayed the clip of Marco Rubio sipping some bottled water for maybe ten straight shows, apropos of nothing: "Hey, Paul, are you thirsty? Are you thirsty, Paul?" And Paul Shaffer would pretend to laugh, while the audience also pretended to laugh.

There's a precedent for the left-wing freak-out. Remember when Fallon had Sarah Palin on -- long after 2008, not to ridicule her, but to have her do a Vladimir Putin sketch with her? People lost their s---. That Fallon had had President and First Lady Obama on for sketches didn't matter to them; the reaction was that Fallon was "DEAD" to them from now on. "DEAD." And the reaction this time is even stronger, because Trump is kinda sorta more relevant than Palin was at the time.

The fact that Fallon had Hillary Clinton on and didn't grill her on her 38 different scandals should pacify some of these libs...but it won't, of course.

Here is a great guest column from Dave Berg about how Colbert/Bee/Oliver/Meyers have relinquished their role as comedians and are now doing one-sided advocacy.

Thanks, Famous Actors

...I know this is kind of a weird year, and many of us believe we're caught between a rock and a hard place, but when I view this parody that features ordinary, relatively unknown Americans (, I'm reminded of William F. Buckley's famous line, "I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University."

Replace the Harvard faculty with oh-so-endearing celebs such as Mark Ruffalo, Neil Patrick Harris, and Rosie Perez, and Buckley's comment gets multiplied by about nineteen. Watch and love.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Happy Continued Summer

...that's right, it's the day after Labor Day, meaning there are more than two weeks of summer left to enjoy.

...I can't figure out why news networks and marketers, who seem to like summer, can never wait to declare it dead. (...even The Weather Channel, where someone even-more-wrongly announced that we were just heading into "the last official weekend of the summer." The heat has returned, so look for newscasts to herald "A Return to Summer!!!" even though summer hasn't ended. Then, when summer actually ends, the meteorologists will be mentioning that, too. So summer gets to die twice.) The autumnal solstice falls on September 22. When you mention this, people will roll their eyes and say, "Sure, but that's just the official end of summer."

Yes, the official one, which is the only one that counts. Yes, some of the summer attractions down the shore that are operated mostly by high school students close on Labor Day. Kids are back in school. But summer still lingers, thankfully.

December 1st isn't the beginning of winter, March 1st isn't the beginning of spring, and Memorial Day isn't the beginning of summer. While we're at it, the millennium didn't begin until January 1, 2001.

Enjoy every day, if you can. Doesn't life move quickly enough, without hurrying it along?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Gotta Hit the Hardware Store

"Trump has no clue." -- Vice President Joe Biden

"We don't look to be ruled." -- President Barack Obama

"The Republican National Convention was full of pessimism and scare tactics!"

                                                                -- every other DEM and MSM advocate

I think my irony meter just wore out. Don't worry; I can get it repaired (again).

Thursday, July 21, 2016

THE DAILY SHOW Gets Miffed That Someone Wants to Record Its Deception

It already has more than 110,000 views in under 24 hours, but check out this video of what went down when a crew from The Daily Show attempted an ambush interview with one of the attendees of Milo Yiannopoulos's Gays for Trump party at the RNC on Tuesday night.

As many (but not enough) people are aware. TDS has, for years, recorded interviews with organization leaders, politicians, and Just Plain Folk, only to edit footage in a blatantly deceptive fashion, so as to make the subject appear clueless, hypocritical, or just plain evil.

Fortunately, while speaking on his phone, Joel B. Pollak of viewed the exchange about to take place, and ended the call so that he could use the phone to record what was about to take place. Well, as you can see, that did not sit well with The Daily Show's crew. Having someone record with the ability to have what is said in its entirety online after or maybe even before TDS's editors get their hands on it would greatly hamper their ability to make this person look like a buffoon! Can't have that! So these snot-noses actually tried to tell Pollak that he could watch the interview but not record it. Pollak refused to turn his phone off, while the crew became gradually more annoyed and frustrated. Notice that, when Pollak airs out his suspicion that they're out to ambush people, they don't deny it, and later can say only that all shows engage in editing -- which is true, but editing for brevity is not the same thing as setting out to make people look foolish/racist/____phobic. Once they see they can't record without being recorded themselves, Trevor Noah's goons skulk (and sulk) away.

I've become saddened to see what has become in recent years, such as bashing any Republican candidate not named "Trump," but I'm all with Joel here. Stay tuned for a Milo post...

Friday, July 15, 2016

Baton Rouge. Falcon Heights. Dallas.

The horrific events seem to be coming at a faster pace than ever before. Just when it's almost time to raise the flags from their half-mast-for-Orlando position, we have Dallas (on the heels of another controversial killing in Louisiana, immediately followed by another in Minnesota). Funerals are taking place for the five police officers, and then France is struck again, this time in Nice. (And -- oh, yeah -- there was Istanbul, although I notice with a decent amount of discomfort that Americans seem to notice terrorism more when it strikes North America or Western Europe, rather than Eastern Europe or the Middle East.) Did I leave any out? I'm sure I did.

We now have more names and more incidents to discuss, and I think the rate of violence (or perhaps a similar rate, but more publicized and broadcast than ever before) has caused Americans to adopt a lazy, binary approach. For example, Michael Brown has been compared far too many times with Emmett Till. And once is too many times. Let's review. Emmett Till was an African-American boy who was lynched in the 1950s after he flirted with a white woman. Michael Brown robbed a convenience store, violently shook the proprietor, resisted arrest when approached by police, tried to grab a police officer's gun, and was shot and killed. His death is a tragedy, but it is absolutely incomparable to what happened to Till.

And yet I keep hearing a list of names rattled off with suggested equivalence. One person said, "Trayvon Martin is Michael Brown is Eric Garner is Sandra Bland is Freddie Gray is..." and so forth.

But this isn't remotely true. Every one of these high-profile cases is unique. I see a lot of lumping going on, as if in every case we must either condemn or exonerate the police officer(s) involved. In the most recent ones, yes, the police seem to be overstepping their bounds, but not in every single violent encounter that has taken place. And yet, there's a knee-jerk tendency by some to assume the worst of the police, whereas in others there's just as instinctive an assumption that some punk had it coming.

I can't shake this feeling that we used to wait a little longer before passing judgment, but not in this age in which cell-phone video of any incident is uploaded within sixty seconds and seen halfway around the world before the blood on the pavement has dried. In some ways, that's a good thing; it makes footage less vulnerable to editing. But it also sets off firestorms before we're even able to piece together what has happened.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


If there were a Benegram Twitter account, I'd be retweeting this over and over again:


Comey’s not going to clear Hillary on the very day Obama starts campaigning with her, is he?

Apparently so.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Democrats Hold a Slumber Party

As I watch the Democrats hold their gun-control "sit-in" -- quixotically comparing themselves to civil rights heroes who faced far more risk -- I keep asking myself why they're not blazing mad at U.S. Senators in their own party, who just failed to passed two pieces of gun legislation authored by Senate Republicans. Why be so angry at one party and not the other?

Could it be that this would defeat the whole purpose of their tantrum -- not to reduce gun violence, but rather to try to score political points?