Trump Is Right; The Election Is Rigged

In many ways, but also in the way that the last one was: By the IRS, which continues to target conservative groups. And it may continue under Trump, albeit possibly with different targets, but it definitely will under her. And he can be impeached and removed.

[Update a few minutes later]

Six ways the State Department tried to cover up her emails.

Man, that Trump dude is just crazy to think the game is rigged. I guess he was listening to these people too much.

From Global Warming

…to global greening. Thoughts from Matt Ridley:

Suppose I am right and our grandchildren find that we were greatly exaggerating the risks, and underestimating the benefits of CO2.

Suppose they do indeed experience carbon dioxide levels of 600 parts per million or more, but do not experience dangerous global warming, or more extreme weather, just a mild and decelerating increase in global average temperatures, especially at high latitudes, at night and in winter, accompanied by spectacular global greening and less water stress for both people and crops.

Does it matter that our politicians panicked in the early 2000s? Surely better safe than sorry?

Here’s why it matters. Our current policy carries not just huge economic costs, which hit the poorest people hardest, but huge environmental costs too.

We are encouraging forest destruction by burning wood, ethanol and biodiesel.

We are denying poor people the cheapest forms of electricity, which forces them to continue relying on wood for fuel, at great cost to their health.

We are using the landscape, the rivers, the estuaries, the hills, the fields for making energy, when we could be handing land back to nature, and relying on forms of energy that nature does not compete for – fossil and nuclear.

But there is a further reason why it matters. Real environmental problems are being neglected. The emphasis on climate change as the pre-eminent environmental threat means that we pay too little attention to the genuine environmental problems in the world.

We bang on about ocean acidification when it is overfishing and run-off that is most hurting coral reefs.

We misdiagnose climate change as the cause of floods when it is land drainage and urban development that is the cause.

We claim climate change as the cause of extinctions, when it is invasive species that disrupt and damage ecosystems and drive out rare species.

We say climate change is a threat to air quality, when it is climate policy that has hindered progress in improving air quality.

We talk about losing seabird colonies to warming seas and then build wind farms that slaughter the birds while turning a blind eye to overfishing.

Here’s why I really mind about the exaggeration: it has downgraded, displaced and discredited real environmentalism, of the kind I have devoted part of my life to working on.

I have worked on wildlife conservation projects in India, Pakistan and elsewhere. Climate change is the least of the problems facing birds like the western tragopan, the lesser florican, the cheer pheasant and the grey phalarope, rare species that I once studied and published peer-reviewed papers about.

The climate obsession has used up money and energy and political will that could have been used for getting rid of grey squirrels, for protecting coral reefs, for preventing deforestation and overfishing, for weaning the rural poor in Africa off bushmeat and wood fuel.


I wrote earlier today that I don’t worry about increased concentrations of plant food in the atmosphere. This is part of the reason why.

The Public-Pension Crisis

“May be worse than we think.”

I’d say is almost certainly worse than we think, or at least it’s lot worse than public officials want to pretend it is.

We have a personal stake in this, because Patricia is in CalPERS, for health and pension. Needless to say, we’re not counting on it. And reminder: If California gets a bail out from Uncle Sugar, it should only be on condition that it become a territory, and not be allowed back into the union until it gets its fiscal act together, and not as a single state.

The FBI Investigation Summary

proves in and of itself that she broke the law.

If those agents are patriots, they’ll come forward before the election.

Also, related: Hillary’s security detail requested reassignment due to her abuse. This is totally in character; numerous Secret Service agents reported similar behavior when she was First (non)Lady. A young Chelsea reportedly followed her parents’ lead and called them “trained pigs.”

[Update a few minutes later]

More at the Daily Caller:

People inside the bureau are furious. They are embarrassed. They feel like they are being led by a hack but more than that that they think he’s a crook. They think he’s fundamentally dishonest. They have no confidence in him. The bureau inside right now is a mess.”

He added, “The most important thing of all is that the agents have decided that they are going to talk.”

They need to talk before the election. After will be too late.

[Update a few minutes later]

Hillary’s sworn deposition reveals more public lies. Of course it does. She’s been getting away with lying, under oath and otherwise, for decades. Why would she think she can’t continue, particularly on the verge of becoming totally beyond the law?

[Update a couple minutes later]

Victor Davis Hanson: The case for Trump:

Trump’s defeat would translate into continued political subversion of once disinterested federal agencies, from the FBI and Justice Department to the IRS and the EPA. It would ensure a liberal Supreme Court for the next 20 years — or more. Republicans would be lucky to hold the Senate. Obama’s unconstitutional executive overreach would be the model for Hillary’s second wave of pen-and-phone executive orders. If, in Obama fashion, the debt doubled again in eight years, we would be in hock $40 trillion after paying for Hillary’s even more grandiose entitlements of free college tuition, student-loan debt relief, and open borders. She has already talked of upping income and estate taxes on those far less wealthy than the Clintons and of putting coal miners out of work (“We are going to put a whole lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business”) while promising more Solyndra-like ventures in failed crony capitalism.

The damage done by the lawlessness and corruption of the Democrats is incalculable. Trump is and will be terrible, but here’s my simple case to vote for him:

1) He’s not her.
2) Unlike her, he can be impeached and removed, and will provide an opportunity to rein in a tyrannical executive branch.
3) It would issue a huge and well-deserved F**k You to the media.

[Update a while later]

“It’s almost impossible to keep up with the evidence of Clinton misconduct, wrongdoing and illegality that continues to emerge. It is overwhelming.”

And three weeks before an election, the most important one of our lifetimes, I think.

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