Thursday, June 2, 2016

Trump's Epic MeltdownDonald Trump: crazy or evil? That's the question that has loomed over his presidential candidacy from the start. But we now have a definitive answer. He is a raging tsunami of both qualities. Without one or the other, he would just not be the Trump we know.

All this became blindingly obvious Tuesday, which by any reasonable standard should have been doomsday for his White House aspirations. A news conference about his fundraising for veterans causes was the site of the scariest meltdown since the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

That coincided with the release of evidence from a lawsuit against Trump University indicating it was, as one sales manager attested, "a fraudulent scheme" that preyed ruthlessly on the vulnerable and the gullible.

What did we learn about the man who may become president? Nothing that came as a complete surprise but plenty to prove he is even worse than previously realized: a pathological narcissist, a world-class whiner, an indefatigable con artist and a vicious enemy of anyone seeking the truth.

Trump's eruption against the news media was that of someone who is so hopelessly in love with himself that he thinks he can do no wrong. Anyone who doesn't automatically agree, in his view, is not just mistaken but corrupt. He said, "I find the press to be extremely dishonest. I find the political press to be unbelievably dishonest."

Republican Party Leading the Effort on Criminal Justice ReformThe Republican National Committee has passed a resolution calling for reducing the number of nonviolent offenders in prison, among other criminal justice reforms. If the resolution is again approved at the Republican National Convention, criminal justice reform will, for the first time, become part of a major party’s platform.

While criminal justice reform is typically framed as a Democratic cause, Democrats have never in fact included it in their platform. In the 1990s, the Democratic position was to support such policies as “three-strikes-you’re-out” sentencing laws and “$8 billion in new funding to help states build new prison cells,” which many believe have contributed to the current high rates of incarceration. As recently as 2012, the DNC committed only to “fight[ing] inequalities in our criminal justice system,” without mentioning any specific reforms.

While it is true that most Democratic politicians today support criminal justice reform legislation, despite its absence in their party’s platform, the most visible politicians currently fighting for reform are Republican. Republican Sens. Mike Lee and John Cornyn are working to gain new support for the stalled Sentencing Reform and Correction Act, comprehensive legislation aimed at reducing mass incarceration. On a state level, too, Republican leaders have shown initiative in passing criminal justice reform measures. Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal backed legislation that greatly reduced their state prison populations. Ohio Gov. John Kasich fought for laws that would help prisoners get treatment rather than prison sentences.

In announcing the resolution, RNC member Tom Mechler cited these politicians and concluded, “The Republicans are the ones that have been leading the push on this.”

Europol: Jihadis stockpiling explosives in Europe
By Robert Spencer  Jihad Watch


Europol: Jihadis stockpiling explosives in Europe
The solution? Bring in more Muslim migrants. What could possibly go wrong? “Terrorist ‘Stockpiling Explosives In Europe,’ Europol Official,” IHLS, May 30, 2016: Terrorist cells all across the EU are likely stockpiling explosives for future attacks, warned Manuel Navarrete Paniagua, Head of the European Counter Terrorism Center at Europol. The agency has foiled 211 terror […]
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Dalai Lama says ‘too many’ refugees, Europe … Cannot Become An Arab Country
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Finalmente! A religious leader with courage. Wow.

I don’t suppose the dhimmi Pope will be giving him any awards. That special recognition goes to narcissistic morons like George Clooney, Salma Hayek, etc. Evil.

I hope the Dalai Lama has excellent security in the event the religion of peaceniks take action.
“Dalai Lama on Refugees: Europe … Cannot Become An Arab Country,” Red State,  June 1, 2016:
He is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as a pseudo-spiritual symbol for much of the cultural left, half of Hollywood, countless college posers, and of course, Lisa Simpson. And he is making a common sense observation that usually only comes from the right, and only to the resounding critical chorus of wails...