Monday, February 20, 2017

"Blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel Rahman Dead

NRO: Good Riddance  

Instapundit: Oh Canada

Debbie Schlussel: If you import terrorists, you get terrorism...

Fake News: We aren't going to see Wooly Mammoths anytime soon...

Well at least we have Game of Thrones to look forward to...

Beth Shapiro: How To Clone A Mammoth

H.R. MCMASTER for Trump's National Security Advisor

While I would have liked to see John Bolton get the tap (if only to fire up the media and left to start soiling themselves again), McMaster is a very solid pick. Even though his choice will appeal to those on the left and the right (given this book which is on the recommended reading list of the Commandant of the USMC), that does not mean McMaster is not an excellent advisor for President Trump. I assume James Mattis supported this choice.

A war hero and smart guy who is focused on winning, what's not to like?

John Bolton was definitely in the running for this job. President Trump says John Bolton will be assisting the administration in a yet undefined roll.

H.R. McMaster: Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam.

Instapundit: Washington Examiner: LemonadePresident Trump picks Lt. General H.R. McMaster for National Security Advisor

Legal Insurrection: H.R. McMaster for National Security Advisor

Foreign Policy: Called this pick

Heavy: Five Facts

Smitty: Acts of Trump 4: 7-12

Cowardly CPAC Disinvites Milo Yiannopoulos

When the Democrats and Leftists are attacking something, generally that is something Conservatives should at least pay attention to. This is less about Milo Yiannopoulos than about free speech. CPAC completely screwed up on this.

Yes, Milo Yiannopoulos is gay and can be obnoxious and no, he did not defend pedophilia. I am not a fan at all of adults (especially much older adults) having sex with teenagers (gay or straight), but most states address this with legal ages of consent. 

Milo's shtick will not appeal to all at CPAC, but there are many different speakers at CPAC. This is just cowardly panic on CPAC's part.  

RedState, Jake Tapper, and Patterico are going after Milo (which is really about going after Trump)

The hypocrisy by the left and #NeverTrumpers is so potent today it burns...

Smitty: @DavidBenkof: Disagreement != *Phobia

George Washington

Give the raison d'être for President's Day is George Washington, here's this...

Celebrate Presidents' Day

As is typical, Bing and Dogpile note the day, but not Google. 

Instapundit: Laugh Through The Tears!