BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon radio show, Tuesday, December 14th, with very special guest, thriller author Terrence McCauley

It was Author Week here in the Saloon. First, with Matthew Betley and Thursday night with Terrence McCauley.

Featuring Right thinking from a left brain, doing the job the American Media Maggots won’t, embracing ubiquitous, sagacious perspicacity and broadcasting behind enemy lines in Occupied Fornicalia from the veritable Belly of the Beast, the Bill Mill in Sacramento, Fornicalia, I continue to proffer my thanks to the SHR Media Network for allowing me to utilize their studio and hijack their air twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, thanks to my shameless contract, as well as appear on the Sack Heads Radio Show each Wednesday evening.

My first guest was thriller writer Terrence McCauley, whom I interviewed earlier in August behind his book A MURDER OF CROWS. Terrence has written three books in the James Hicks series, his newest being released in September by Polis Books, entitled A CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS.

The bio of Terrence McCauley is this:

Terrence P. McCauley is an award-winning writer of crime fiction and thrillers. His the third novel in his University Series – A CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS is available in all bookstores and e-book formats. The other novels in the series, SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL and A MURDER OF CROWS were also published by Polis Books. Terrence has also written two award-winning novels set in 1930 New York City – PROHIBITION and SLOW BURN. 

In  2017, Terrence’s World War I novella – THE DEVIL DOGS OF BELLEAU WOOD – won the Silver Medal for Historical Fiction from the Military Writers Society of America. Proceeds from sales go directly to benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

In 2016, Terrence’s short story ‘EL CAMBALACHE’ was nominated for Best Short Story in the ITW’s annual Thriller Awards.

Terrence has had short stories featured in Thuglit, Spintetingler Magazine, Shotgun Honey, Big Pulp and other publications. He is a member of the New York City chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers, the International Crime Writers Association and the Military Writers Society of America.

Terrence is an avid reader, a lover of classic movies and enjoys traveling. He’s a huge soccer fan and supports Liverpool FC in the English Premier League and NYCFC in Major League Soccer. A proud native of The Bronx, NY, he is currently writing his next work of fiction.

The topics covered in the Saloon included:

  • Happy Stories and Good Times: Hugh Hewitt radio show producer Duane Patterson confirms his cancer is in remission: EXCELLENT news;
  • A rollicking interview with Polis Books thriller writer Terrence McCauley;
  • Net Neutrality is repealed: the sky is falling;
  • Representative Jim Jordan vs FBI Director Christopher Wray;
  • Trey Gowdy vs Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein;
  • James Comey’s “Hillary Clinton isn’t guilty” speech was massively edited;
  • There are the hard expectations of a soft coup in DC.

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Federal government via Trump cedes land BACK to the states

For reference, let’s refresh memories with an article from TheHill.com:

Obama creates, expands national monuments

by Timothy Cama

President Obama created and expanded more national monuments Thursday to honor the history of the fight for civil rights and to protect important landscapes in the West.

The national monument designations, coming about a week before Obama leaves office, further add to the aggressive conservation agenda the president has pursued throughout his eight years in office, fueled by unilateral land and water protections through the Antiquities Act.

Obama has now used the Antiquities Act in more instances than any of his predecessors. He already exceeded the land and water acreage of his successors before Thursday evening’s announcement.

Additionally, from the SierraClub.org:

President Obama Establishes Two New National Monuments in Nevada and Utah

by Jason Mark

Bears Ears and Gold Butte will complete the creation of a massive wildlife corridor in the Southwest

Christmas came a few days late for conservationists, but the presents were welcome nevertheless: Today President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to establish two new national monuments in the Southwest. Together, the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada gives added protections to some 1.6 million acres of land and, in the process, helps to complete a landscape-scale wildlife corridor north of the Colorado River.

What did that mean? This: with the stroke of a pen the federal government took state land. Plain and simple. 1.6 million acres of land. Public use? Go to hell. Private property? Go to hell.

The physical statistics are these: Barack Hussein Obama took an absolutely unprecedented 554,590,000 acres of land and sea out of use for private citizens and out of any form of due process in terms of deliberation or consideration..

This was clearly a last minute “fuck you” to the incoming administration, filed under the header of “because I can” as a lame duck president. There is no other phrase applicable other than “naked land grab.” Rights be damned.

However, where there are problems there are also remedies. First, from NPR.org:

Trump Orders Largest National Monument Reduction In U.S. History

by Kirk Siegler and Colin Dwyer

On a visit to Utah on Monday, President Trump announced his proclamations dramatically shrinking the size of the state’s two massive national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Taken together, Trump’s orders mark the largest reversal of national monument protections in U.S. history.

On the heels of Obama’s largest land grab in history.

The Bears Ears National Monument will go from roughly 1.3 million acres to roughly 228,000 — only about 15 percent of its original size. And Grand Staircase will be diminished by roughly half, from its nearly 1.9 million acres to about 1 million. The specific numbers were provided to reporters by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke prior to Trump’s announcement in Salt Lake City.

This is, upon consideration, a staggering event. When is it ever that you’ve heard or seen the United State government relinquishing power or control over land? When is it that you’ve ever heard or seen the US government ceding land and control back to the states?

“No one values the splendor of Utah more than you do,” Trump told an enthusiastic crowd Monday, “and no one knows better how to use it.”

States rights. Individual control and determination. The polar opposite of the belief system involving Leftists, Demorats and the American Media Maggots in which the bulk of the population is insufficiently capable of self-determination or future planning.

He noted that before making the decision, he had discussed it with Zinke and the state’s two GOP senators, Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee. Both senators have been outspoken critics of the two national monuments — both protected under the 1906 Antiquities Act by Democratic presidents — framing them as significant federal overreach that deprives Utahans of their own land.

And Trump echoed those criticisms Monday.

But wait; here is the true crux of the biscuit for this case and oh-so-many others.

“These abuses of the Antiquities Act give enormous power to faraway bureaucrats at the expense of the people who actually live here, work here and make this place their home,” Trump said.

Decisions made by persons far away and far removed from the ramifications of their decisions and edicts. This equates to = they primarily couldn’t care less in DC.

“President Trump’s decision to reduce these monuments allows us to still protect those areas that need protection, while at the same time keeping the area open and accessible to locals who depend on this land for their daily lives,” said Matt Anderson of the Utah-based Sutherland Institute.

Damn that logic.

Of course, let the lawsuits begin. From NARF.org:

PROTECTING BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT

President Obama proclaimed the Monument pursuant to his authority under the Antiquities Act, just as all presidents since Theodore Roosevelt had established national monuments. It was the culmination of more than six years of active effort on the part of five Native nations, local tribal people, and their allies to obtain protections for a region that is a sacred source of spiritual traditions and place of origin.

On April 26, 2017, President Trump attacked this important designation. Trump signed an executive order directing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to conduct a review of the Bears Ears National Monument to determine if it was created without “public outreach and proper coordination.” However, the suggestion that the monument’s designation lacked outreach and coordination is disingenuous. The Bears Ears National Monument was created after years of advocacy and many public meetings in the region and in Washington, DC. The effort to protect Bears Ears was very long, very public, and very robust.

Although Trump has stated that he will shrink the Monument, he does not have the authority to take such action.

Odd. What can be done by a president can be undone by a president. Take it to court. Nothing is a one-way process. If so, we’d all be Communists now. We’d all be Demorats now. We aren’t?

Wait. Aren’t these “rights” that were heretofore “unenjoyed” by any form of “indigenous peoples” prior to December of 2016? Why, yes, that is correct. Where was NARF during the Obama Administration prior to December of 2016? Oh yeah. Conspicuously SILENT.

From FoxNews.com:

Trump shrinks Utah monuments created by Obama, Clinton

by Bamini Chakraborty

Capping months of speculation, President Trump on Monday signed a pair of executive orders to significantly shrink two of Utah’s national monuments – Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante – that were created by his Democratic predecessors.

The controversial move was pitched by Trump as a win for states’ rights and follows an April review conducted by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on the boundaries of large national monuments. The review initially looked at more than two dozen sites designated by presidential decree since the 1990s.

Amendment X:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Thank you.

BZ

 

Trump “travel ban” ALLOWED by US Supreme Court

As we suspected, there is Fake Law as well as Fake News.

The lower federal courts who consistently and in a clearly-biased fashion continuously overturned President Trump’s so-called “travel ban” from dangerous Middle Eastern countries in order to more closely attempt to vet who is allowed into the United States have had their rulings overturned today — Monday — by the US Supreme Court.

From CNBC.com:

Supreme Court allows President Trump’s travel ban to go fully into effect

  • The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations to go into effect.
  • Two of the nine justices — Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor — dissented.
  • The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.

The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September.

The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide” relationship with someone in the United States could not be kept out of the country. Grandparents, cousins and other relatives were among those courts said could not be excluded.

What the American Media Maggots will not, trust me, emphasize is that this was a 7 to 2 ruling, meaning that damned near all jurists ruled in favor of the travel ban.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor would have left the lower court orders in place.

That means Kennedy, Breyer and Kagan — liberal and swing members — voted in favor of affirming the travel ban. We now know where Ginsburg and Sotomayor side.

Ginsburg was a dissenting vote because it’s what she does. We expect no less. Sotomayor voted as a dissent because she is a supporter of illegals — it’s that simple.

Finally, an indicator that the United States federal judiciary has not gone totally off the rails.

BZ

 

Leftists: doubling down on Hillary for 2020

Just when you thought the Demorat fossils are numerous years past their political expiration dates, out comes more support — doubling down on precisely what it was that utterly failed to work on November 8th of 2016.

From — naturally — Slate.com:

Here’s your leftover turkey: The case for Hillary Clinton 2020

by Matthew Rozsa

What better way to honor the holiday than with a spiteful argument for yet another Clinton candidacy?

Are you sick of Republicans? Or just right-wingers in general? Do you want to send a message to Washington that you aren’t going to buy into their racistsexistxenophobichomophobic and classist nonsense for one second longer?

Then do the very thing that Donald Trump unintentionally encouraged in a recent tweet: Encourage Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2020!

I’m sure this is the part where the Clinton-haters — be they Trumpers, Bernie Bros or anything in between — will say something to the effect of, “Of course he wants her to run again. That’s the only way he’ll get re-elected!”

Get out of my head! That is precisely what I and other clear-thinking persons were thinking. After all, that Trump/Russia thingie has worked out so wonderfully, has it not?

The next paragraph is absolutely golden, however. Think: what would be the finest reason for Hillary Clinton to run in 2020?

Slow your roll there. Clinton’s poll numbers aren’t too good right now (OK, they’re downright atrocious), but there are still four great reasons to consider choosing her as the Democratic nominee in 2020. Even better, all but one of them has to do with an emotion that has no place in this season (which is why I absolutely had to write this article for Thanksgiving weekend): Spite. Delicious, nutritious spite.

But what of the four reasons delineated by author Rozsa?

1. Hillary Clinton is the Winston Churchill to Vladimir Putin’s Adolf Hitler.

I agree with the basic principle of Godwin’s Law: The first person to invoke Hitler in a political debate should normally lose. The exception, of course, has to be when someone has genuine Hitler-like qualities. A foreign despot who has invaded neighboring countries and has a right-wing nationalist agenda is about as Nazi-like as you can get.

Omigosh Rozsa, but what would Jesus do? In your case, that of Leftists, Demorats and the American Media Maggots like yourself, what would Stalin or Guevara or Castro or Chavez or Maduro do — you know, your actual idols?

2. Hillary Clinton being elected president (at last) would monumentally piss off misogynistic trolls, and what’s not to like about that? 

I can’t think of a single political figure in recent American history who has been hated as deeply, or for as long, as Hillary Clinton. From the moment she emerged on the national stage in 1992 as a distinctly feminist prospective first lady, she has been the target of right-wing wrath woefully out of proportion to anything she has ever said or done.

Of course. You’re right back at “spite.” Seems to me, Rozsa, you’ve confused both 1 and 2 as separate issues when they’re not.

3. By winning the popular vote convincingly in 2016, Hillary Clinton has earned the right to be considered the presumptive nominee in 2020.

As I wrote in September, Clinton is the first defeated presidential candidate to win the popular vote without being automatically considered a frontrunner in the next election. Two of the previous four popular vote-winning also-rans were actually elected in the subsequent cycle (Andrew Jackson in 1828 and Grover Cleveland in 1892), while two others were widely regarded as frontrunners before dropping out for personal reasons (Samuel Tilden and Al Gore).

My, could that possible be because Hillary Clinton was precisely the wrong candidate for the Demorats to run? Yes, beautiful idea: let’s take the most corrupt, the most craven, the most arrogant, the most hypocritical and unlikable Demorat candidate possible and run them. #BecauseIt’sMyTurn

Here’s where Rozsa proves himself an unparalleled comedian.

4. We can expect her to be a good president.

Frankly, the worst thing that can be said about a potential 2020 Clinton candidacy, especially in America’s current cultural and political climate, is that her husband still hasn’t answered for the numerous sexual abuse accusations against him. While it may seem unfair for Hillary to be held accountable for Bill’s alleged predations, it can plausibly be argued that she played a role in helping him cover them up. If that is ever proved beyond a reasonable doubt, she should be given the heave-ho.

As my poor mother-in-law used to say before she passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2007:

Sometimes people are put on this planet solely as an example of what not to do.

Smart woman.

BZ

 

Hispanic female racist may acquire just desserts

First, for background, see my post here from October 1st. Then watch the video below for visual and aural reference.

Now that we’re all up to speed, here is an article from Breitbart.com:

Report: UC Riverside Student Faces Up to One Year in Jail over Alleged MAGA Hat Theft

by Tom Ciccotta

UC Riverside student Edith Macias has reportedly been charged with one misdemeanor count of grand theft for a September incident in which she allegedly stole a MAGA hat from one of her peers.

At this point I’m certain she’s hyperventilating at the thought. But wait, there’s more.

According to a document provided to The College Fix by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, Macias has been charged with one misdemeanor count of grand theft. Her next scheduled court date will take place in March 2018. According to a spokesman for the district attorney’s office, Macias could face up to one year in county jail.

Of course she won’t do a year. Likely she’ll be placed on probation. And the only reason she’ll acquire that is because the entire incident was properly documented by Matthew Vitale.

Note to Conservatives On Campus: the video and photo aspects of your phone can be your best friend in challenging times. Do what every other Leftist does. Record everything. Believe nothing.

“I’m very pleased that the DA decided to charge her, especially because I am skeptical that UCR student conduct did anything. I will be following up with the student conduct office to determine if anything was done,” he said.

Today, this is the best one can achieve considering the circumstances.

Vitale went on to explain that the charges against Macias should serve as a message to college students around the country as to what conduct is acceptable with regards to political discourse.

In my college years, had something like that occurred on campus and Edith stole an item belonging to another student and refused to give it back, her next memory would be that of awakening on the floor with a swollen jaw.

No one would have bartered or negotiated patiently for a return of their property. There would have been immediate consequences for stupid and/or illegal behavior.

Precisely what’s missing today: common sense and obvious consequences in a timely fashion.

That’s called problem-solving at the lowest possible level.

BZ