Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ben Shapiro Lecture - Protesters Chant, 'John McCain's Dead'


Emily Jashinsky writes:
Students put on a shameful display Tuesday at Ohio State University, where conservative commentator Ben Shapiro appeared as part of his campus lecture tour. Leftist protesters who gathered outside the doors to the venue led chants of “Reagan’s dead” and “John McCain’s dead” while Shapiro attempted to deliver his remarks.

Video provided to The Federalist by Young America’s Foundation (in full disclosure, I’m on YAF’s board of directors) captured the pathetic demonstration. According to YAF, the national sponsor of Shapiro’s tour, protesters also started to chant “Bush Senior’s dead” before realizing they were mistaken.

The Leftists are the ones attempting to stifle free speech, threatening our rights.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Can't Afford DC Apartment

Why does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pretend she's struggling financially?

Why the dishonesty?

And she's the Democrats' future?

Pete Gust: Baraboo Nazi Salute Photographer, WEAC Leader

Baraboo is getting the world's attention because of this photo:

From Baraboo News Republic:

The photo appears to have originated on photographer Pete Gust’s website, Wheel Memories. The page that hosted the photo on the site has since been replaced with a message claiming “malevolent behavior” by “those in society who can and do take the time to be jerks” caused the site to remove the photos.

“The internet can be a wonderful tool but for some there is an overwhelming urge to destroy,” the web page says. “The destruction may not be physical but instead it can be bullying that is intellectual or emotional. To anyone that was hurt I sincerely apologize.”

Gust could not be reached for comment Monday, but in an interview with Madison365, he said he asked the boys to "give me a high sign, a wave that you’re saying goodbye to your parents."
Pete Gust's explanation of the photo is weird.

He asked the boys to give him a "high sign, a wave that you’re saying goodbye to your parents"?


Why would these kids at prom be waving goodbye to their parents?

And why do they look like they're throwing a Nazi salute when they're waving goodbye? Who taught them to wave bye-bye?

It makes no sense.

From the Associated Press, via the Washington Post:
The parent who took a photo of Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute on the steps of a local courthouse said Tuesday he was simply asking the teens to wave goodbye to their parents before they headed to prom and never anticipated the image would draw widespread condemnation.

But Pete Gust, who has a son in the photo, said he understood why his photo of about 60 boys outside the Sauk County Courthouse in Baraboo last spring offended some people. About two-thirds of the boys have their right arms raised in the gesture, many grinning widely.

“The optics aren’t good,” Gust told The Associated Press, though he said he didn’t believe the boys were doing a Nazi salute: “There was never any inkling of that whatsoever. ... There was nothing intended in any way shape or form to simulate anything that was offensive to anyone.”

Gust maintained that his camera merely caught the boys’ wave prematurely, saying his “regret is I didn’t get to the apex.”
Gust acknowledges, "The optics aren't good."

Ya think?

Why post a photo that didn't intend to offend but did look offensive?

Something is up with this guy.

Mark Belling found out that Gust isn't just the photographer and father of one of the boys in the photo.

He was a leader of WEAC, the Wisconsin Education Association Council.

Belling writes:
A background check of the Baraboo man who took the photo of a large group of Baraboo High School students giving a Nazi salute is a longtime leader of the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the large state teachers’ union. Pete Gust was a director of WEAC from 1986 to 1999 and is a former teacher. He now takes photographs, often of motorcycles or biker events and calls himself an educational consultant and public speaker. The photo has gone viral and has been universally condemned.


Gust’s LinkedIn page has now been taken down but it revealed his long background in the teachers union and listed his current occupation as a motorcycle photographer. Democrat State Senator Jon Erpenbach, whose district includes Baraboo, originally condemned the photo and blamed it on racism coming from President Trump. Now that the instigator appears to be a former teacher and leader of the teachers union, it’s unclear who Erpenbach will blame the bigoted photo on.
The photographer of the world famous Baraboo Nazi salute prom photo is a former teacher and teachers' union leader.

Was Gust trying to hurt the kids in the photo?

He had to know the image would reflect negatively on many of the boys. If they weren't doing anything wrong but just looked like they were, why would Gust distribute the photo to a worldwide audience?

Why didn't Gust the teacher tell the boys at the time that a Nazi salute is extremely offensive and not funny?

It's unclear if the boys intended to show their allegiance to Hitler.

It's very clear that Gust chose to share a photo that depicts many of the boys of the Baraboo High School Class of 2019 as Nazis.

Why would former union leader Gust make that choice?

That's not clear.

California Wildfires

CNN Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

On his radio program on Tuesday, Mark Levin dissected CNN's utterly lame lawsuit against the Trump administration over the revocation of Jim Acosta's hard pass.

Earlier in the day, Levin provided a "Brief Take on the CNN Lawsuit" on his Facebook page.

I just read CNN's lawsuit against the administration over Jim Acosta. It's a very weak case, but if they get before an Obama or Clinton district judge, who knows. CNN hired Ted Olson's firm, and he has signed onto the lawsuit. Olson was hired for a few reasons: 1. As a former Reagan official and lawyer for Bush in Bush-Gore, CNN hopes to make the PR case that this a bipartisan matter; 2. CNN hopes to make the PR case that it is upholding the Constitution against a rogue administration; and, 3. CNN has employed a top Supreme Court litigator.

Nonetheless, it is a ridiculous suit. CNN still has reporters at the White House and in the presidential press conferences; Acosta does not have a constitutional right to be physically present in the press room, anymore than the scores of media outlets that do not; Acosta can watch the press conference from outside the White House grounds as they are televised; the president cannot be compelled by any court to actually call on any particular reporter during a press conference; Acosta does not have a constitutional right to disrupt the press conference with his various antics anymore than any other reporter; and, a president is not constitutionally compelled to hold a presidential press conference. The courts should stay out of this on separation of powers grounds, among other things. No one is preventing Acosta from reporting or CNN from broadcasting.

Levin had hoped to talk to Ted Olson on his radio program, but Olson's office didn't respond to any of Levin's inquiries.

Olson was talking about the lawsuit on CNN, but he's apparently unwilling to discuss the matter with Mark Levin.

He probably realizes that his argument would be destroyed.



Montage: The Worst Of CNN’s Jim Acosta

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Baraboo High School - Nazi Salute

This photo is national news.

It's a story for Baraboo High School, the parents and kids, to sort out. It's not an issue for the rest of Wisconsin and the rest of the country.

I'm tired of having a gazillion things spark outrage only to completely disappear in a matter of days, sometimes hours.

Delegitimizing Election Results

No Democrat/Leftist/Never Trumper can credibly charge Donald Trump with "dangerous" rhetoric regarding the 2018 election results and subsequent "discovery" of the thousands of votes, ballots from non-citizens, and recounts after engaging in more than two years of dangerous rhetoric, refusing to accept the legitimacy of Trump's presidency.

John McCain's Legacy

Who lost the House?

John McCain.


Kamala Harris - Hypocrite

Monday, November 12, 2018

Non-Citizens Voted in Florida

Only American citizens can vote in American elections.

If Democrats don't like that, they can change the law.

Nationalism and Patriotism and Macron

Tough guy Emmanuel Macron insulted the president of the United States and those who elected him.

Macron is pathetic.

Americans saved France twice in less than thirty years.

If France does the same for America, then Macron can scold Americans and our president.

In the meantime, Macron should study history.

Trump and Macron: World War I

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Poland: 100th Independence Day

Democrats Ruining Florida and the Country

World War I - 100 Years Ago

Thanks, Vets!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

SNL: Dan Crenshaw and Pete Davidson

Lieutenant Commander Dan Crenshaw appeared on Saturday Night Live with Pete Davidson during "Weekend Update."

It was very classy of Crenshaw to agree to come on the show and accept Davidson's apology.

Here's video:

Trucks in Broward County

Happy 243rd Birthday, Marines!