The Fake Courage Awards of 2018……. and the Nominees are………… commentary by Fred

It's that time of year folks: Awards Season. So pull in and watch the sunset on a great day because we have a great new show to go with your evening dose of Fake News.  

Sunset of Callifornia Dream'n

Hollywood,  your show can wait. We've got Fake Courage to recognize, so lets go going, shall we?

Let me introduce some of our judges:

The Legislature of the State of Washington. Because they know Democracy Dies in Darkness and you don't deserve to see what they are doing.

The FISA Court. Because XXXXXXXXX and XXXXXXXXXXX to the  Star Chamber. 

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They have the courage to make you keep with the narrative, or else; especially when Obama is giving a speech. 

The Prime Minister of Canada. Because using fake map to garner real votes takes some courage.

Fake Map

Entertainment featuring a special performance by The North Korean Cheerleaders. You loved them at the Olympics, you'll love them here. 


Now on the the awards: Dishonorable mention nominee:

The California Democratic Party. Really, you can’t endorse an 85 year old lady who gave her life to the party? That’s just cold man, cold. 

Honorable Mention nominees:

Mobzilla – it worked in getting Brendan Eich fired for exercising his Constitutional rights. Keeping up the bad work promoting collective guilt and collective punishment may earn you a star:




I’m sure you’ll defend us, like you did Harvey.

NBC Fake Sports coverage. What you did with the Olympics. Really, did you see those ratings? Well nobody saw your coverage so you got me there.  

Now a word from our soon to cancel sponsors:

Travel arrangements by “we believe in collective punishment after trial by social media”: Delta and United Airlines. Fear not, our pilots are keeping their guns. 

Photos and updates disappearing almost as soon as they are posted courtesy of: 

The Trust and Safety Council of Faceborg. Trust us, Putin did. 

Internet search error by Goolag. We don’t want you seeing this, for our own good. 

Shadow ban discourtesy of Twitter.

Now on to our nominees:

First up

Adam Schiff. Two weeks to write a memo? Why Fawn Hall could have walked the Pentagon Papers out of the pentagon in the time it took you to snooker America with a memo rigged up like a democratic primary. Everybody saw that one coming. Get with the program, you have got to be a little more fake than that to win this award Adam. 

Gunning up a place: The Sanctuary City Baltimore, the most dangerous place in America. Let’s hear it for the Murder-rate Capital of America. Your juries let off crooked cops and honest cops can’t stop the gang-banger violence on any given Saturday night. That takes special fake leadership courage.  

Cowering behind more security than the Broward County Sheriff's office felt students and staff at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida deserved, the worst deputy in American history:

Protecting a Coward

He earned his pieces of silver.

Closing in to the lead as he nears the final red line is the one, the only.
"If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom" 

Barack Obama. 




A tweet. Barack,  you are the only politician in America who refuses to recognize the real courage shown by those who knew how to Act in a crisis; Not a word of recognition for the heroism shown by students Peter Wang, Alaina Petty and Martin Duque for having the courage to go in harms way to save their fellow students? The omission in that tweet took some real Fake Courage. Way to go Barack.

Now, speeding past the families he made grieve,  wallowing along in the Fake Courage award race:

A man who was never a good ole boy, a man more vile than the Sheriff of Nottingham, the Pride of Florida’s Broward County, Sheriff Scott "I've done amazing leadership" Israel.

  Great leadership

“amazing leadership” Yep, letting 17 students and staff be killed by a deranged pscho you were warned about more than two dozen times takes some real Fake Courage.

And our last, but not least, nominee. From a mansion on a hill in Tallahassee that would put Pontus Pilates to shame,  Governor Couragous himself, the man who still hasn't fired Broward County's "finest". Governor Scott of Florida. You have to wonder what Sheriff Israel has on you. "You're fired" that's all you need to say. Better ask Trump how to do it, before the voters do it to you.  

Governor Scott

Tune in soon for new updates, because it’s gonna be a lonnnnnnng year and awards like this may never be seen again, because: The narrative: Never Again.  Patriot Act II, Civil Rights Boogaloo, for the children, ought to do it.  Never Again should our children be bussed to defense free zones to be protected by those with Fake Courage? That is a thought crime. 

… commentary by Fred. 

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46 Responses to The Fake Courage Awards of 2018……. and the Nominees are………… commentary by Fred

  1. BillWade says:

    Thanks Fred, that was great. At least our Republican lawmakers here in Florida are on the ball – time will tell if Hero Israel remains.

  2. turcopolier says:

    Just heard Shurriff Israel proclaim his own “amazing leadership.” My god! Sad. Hmmm, DJT says the same kind of foolishness. Good leadership must be demonstrated and proven. Also heard Fl AG Bondi say that a massive investigation is underway in Tallahassee. pl

  3. John Minnerath says:

    We’ve seen this self worship by elected officials for a long time.
    It’s become a plague and has spread to every level.
    What’s next, a union to protect them?

  4. Lefty says:

    What they taught us in B school long ago was that we could delegate the authority to act, but never the responsibility for the (in)actions. Not a concept the Shurriff wants to acknowledge. Florida would do well to help him understand.

  5. Bill H says:

    What did Obama tweet about the football coach who died in the line of duty? Oh wait, protecting students from gunfire was not in his line of duty. Anyway, what did Obama tweet about him? Nothing, of course. Obama is a Democrat. Democrats only admire the shouting of words, not the taking of action.

  6. Leaky Ranger says:

    Donald Trump (aka Cadet Bonespur) for not ordering the Secret Service to allow gun-carrying citizens near him.

  7. blue peacock says:

    Yeah, with a near certain re-election rate from safe, gerrymandered districts, that makes it look like a permanent job, they’ve got it covered. They get to give themselves raises too. Be a one term Congressman and get a lifetime of pension benefits including a platinum health plan.
    The rot in government is wide and deep and reflects the rot in our society. Only when folks stop voting for the duopoly and regularly voting out all incumbents will we start to see any accountability.

  8. Degringolade says:

    Thanks Fred: Can’t say as I disagree even a smidgen.
    as an aside, might be considered off-topic by some, but I think that it is an amazingly good article to read in parallel with what Fred just wrote:

  9. raven says:

    Meanwhile Commander Bone Spurs just knows he would have run into the fire even without a weapon.

  10. Fred says:

    Nah, he knows he would not have gotten far because his foot would have been so far up that coward deputy’s ass he’d have been chewing on bone spur instead of counting his 30 pieces of silver.
    Leaky, the Secret Service, when that registered democrat ginned up on victimhood starting shooting at the constitutionally elected representatives from multiple states of in the Republic, they shot back – because it was their duty. But I did miss a few nominees:
    Fake News for burying the story about the Las Vegas shooter who was a member of the same party as the Bernie bro assasin wanna-be. Then there’s poor Noor Salman for knowing her husband was going to shoot up the Pulse night club and not doing anything, but she’s facing a trial and the left has milked that tragedy of all the votes they can get this cycle.
    The Democrats took the actions that made all schools sitting duck zones. Now they are simply taking advantage of a tragedy per Alinsky’s rules.

  11. BillWade says:

    One of the EMT’s responding to the Parkland shooting says they were told to “stand down” and feels more lives could have been saved had they been able to respond quicker. He doesn’t want his name revealed for fear of being fired.
    I don’t know about Parkland but am sure the local deputies where I live would have been roaring to get in there and take out Cruz. I don’t know and can only suspect there are 4 deputies in Broward county seething with resentment.

  12. scott s. says:

    blue peacock
    Note that since 1985 Congress people have been placed into the “FERS” retirement system (social security + pension + TSP) with retirement at 62 with 5 years of service or any age with 25 years of service. I’m not sure if they can count years of military service like “standard” employees can.
    For health care, per requirements of the ACA aka Obamacare, Congress people were removed from the FEHBP and have to buy insurance from the DC small business Obamacare marketplace (unless they have other insurance that covers them, though I guess in 2018 there is no penalty for failure to obtain minimum required coverage).

  13. Grimgrin says:

    There’s something either poetic or tragic about Trudeau the Lesser being in office at the same time as God-Emperor Trump. One man who’s virtues are largely illusions resulting from shallow comparisons with his southern neighbour. Another who’s faults are constantly magnified because of the size of the stage he occupies. Good synecdoches like this are hard to find in nature.

  14. confusedponderer says:

    I just read that Truimp, after once again calling the steward a coward, said that he himself would, herorically, have gone into the school to stop the parkland killer.
    To do what? To twitter the shooter into suicide? Strangle him with his scalp? Hit him with a golf club? Have the secret service shoot the man? That’s IMO a case of “grandiose GRAND amazing leadership”.
    Another case of “grandiose GRAND amazing leadership” was yesterday or so when Lord Erdogan was at some celebration for a turkish soldier who died in Syria. The late man’s little daughter was there, crying, and oddly wearing a uniform and a beret.
    Erdogan scolded the girl for crying, telling her that soldiers don’t cry, and then asked whether she was ready die as a martyrer for Erdogan Turkey – if so, her coffin would also be covered with a turkish flag. What a charming creature.

  15. Fred says:

    Fact: That deputy is a coward. Complaining about Trump’s boorishness is comforting to those that don’t want to address that or facts like “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” doesn’t work when one is face to face with a killer. Shouting that political slogan didn’t work at the Bataclan any better than it would have on the streets of Nice, in Pulse nightclub or in Broward County. That type of denial is especially destructive when dealing with data to make policy decisions, like the Broward County school district’s approach to an individual student’s criminal conduct: just don’t arrest them, that way the data won’t look so bad and we’ll get more funding and our political careers will advance!
    There’s a another boor on the planet and a different tragedy? I think America’s done enough in that part of the world. Tell Angela and see if she can’t get the German people to go do some liberatng for a change. Better be quick, from this side of the planet her poll ratings don’t look so good and it might make one think Germans are getting tired of her policies.

  16. Fred says:

    Here you go:
    Barack Obama wannabe’s call a crusade! (might have to appropriate that for a post title)
    “crusade to end disproportionate student arrests and suspensions ” Where have you heard that line before?
    Arrest individual criminals for committing crimes? Individual responsibility for personal conduct? We’re not having any of that in the Broward County Schools! Guess which party’s voters elected those people.

  17. confusedponderer says:

    what is your point? And what is that funny twist about Germany or Merkel about? Do you have a point?
    And why saying that Trump is a boor? It may be true, or not and, more important, it is not my point. You talk about gooseberries and I about cloves.
    So, to make it un-misunderstandable:

    • FIRST – Trump’s “I’d have gone there unarmed” thing is utterly independent of whatever you or anybody else may think of Merkel, her polls, her policies and/or Germany.
      The two things have nothing to do with each other.
    • SECOND – And then, Trump himself is just three generations away from Germany – so what? I don’t feel guilty for that.
    • THIRD – Trump having said what he would have done doesn’t make it true or credible, nor does it matter anymore after the crime happened. It is fictitional glory, for cheap.
      That much for the words – now, what about reality?
      Am I supposed to believe that Trump – America’s ‘Commander-in-Chief’ – would have really gone there, unarmed and without secret service? Seriously? I very strongly doubt that.
    • FOURTH – i.e. in light of that it was just a load of BS when Trump said that he, unarmed, would have walked into the school to stop the shooter.

    That “unarmed” statement isn’t Merkel’s or Germany’s fault, or has anything to do with her polls or her polcies or Germany. And likely Merkel didn’t make it happen with, say … telekinesis.
    All of that doesn’t matter here at all – so why waste time by typing about it? Instead, it is just very much about Trump being Trump.
    Face it, and live with it.

  18. Eric Newhill says:

    Good find on that article. I’m surprised it took as long as 5 years for a disaster to strike. I’d wager that there have been many lesser, yet serious, incidents swept under the rug by Sheriff Israel and other county employees. Now we know what is wrong in Broward County.

  19. says:

    I thought it amusing that Trump said he would have rushed in to help the students even without a gun. Sort of like how he rushed in to help in Viet Nam, wait he didn’t, he was suffering from bone spurs and had 5 deferments.

  20. Bill Herschel says:

    Brendan Eich. To say that I do not care about his political contributions or his views on homosexual marriage is a mild understatement. Worth pointing out that if Mozilla wanted to fire him because of the color of his car they were well, very well within their rights. That’s the American way. “You’re fired!” as the courageous President would say.
    But Brendan Eich. What is there to say… Anyone reading this blog is profiting from the fruits of Brendan Eich’s labor, a labor that created a monument to American intellectual leadership.
    Example. Suppose you use and love Google Docs. I do. But there’s a problem. Although it is probably very, very difficult for anyone else to read something you have created in Google Docs, unless you explicitly “Share” it with them (which is the power of the Doc), there is still Google itself. Maybe there are things you don’t want Google to read. Now, they say everything is encrypted and that they can’t read it, but I bet that’s a fib.
    Well here’s what you do. You use a tiny, truly tiny app that encrypts a body of text on your machine *outside* of Google Docs, PGP Anywhere (not written by me) Now, of course, there are many, many ways to encrypt outside Google Docs, but this one is truly convenient, because… well because it’s written in JavaScript and is an extension of your browser. It makes the process trivial.
    JavaScript. Brendan Eich’s contribution to humanity. A subtle, beautiful, extremely powerful language that is sitting quietly in your browser waiting to be used. JavaScript (has nothing to do with Java). One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
    To appreciate it, glance through this book:

  21. SAC Brat says:

    We left Bergstrom AFB for March AFB when my father’s wing moved a month before Charles Whitman went up in the tower. My father had been taking classes at the University of Texas at Austin and was friends with Cookie Crum.
    I feel fortunate that the Sheriff in my county is very good at police work and very lead from the front. The local schools where secured about four or five years ago.

  22. Charles says:

    There are other differences between Viet Nam then and Broward county now.
    Those who have not faced the lead bees would like to believe that they would do the honourable and brave thing. It is a harmless affectation.
    I had three deferments before I was drafted. Anyone in college could get a deferment.

  23. Charles says:

    It is their charm that makes them leaders of nations.
    During the campaign for the presidency you might remember the first time that a loon with a gun charged then candidate Trump while he was speaking. Security handled the man and also had to restrain Trump from going at him. Little things that get forgotten when convenient. So had Trump been in the situation of that officer in Broward county I expect that he would not have cowered behind a pillar and later claimed that shots sounded like they were from outside. Many citizens find the President’s style a bit disconcerting; to many others that style is a breath of fresh air in a miasma of bafflegab and orchestrated megaphone tripe.

  24. Fred says:

    Trump said… . which reminds me, who didn’t go in that school and perform his duty? That coward of a deputy.
    Trump didn’t …….. Which reminds me, do we Americans want Trump to run the local police department? In Florida the sheriff is an elected office, in Broward County the department is run by Sheriff Israel. Who the hell elected him? The voters of Broward County Florida, two thirds of whom are Hilary supporters. “Face it and live with it.” They’ll be living with it; facing it is something they are crying themselves to sleep over every day.
    “That “unarmed” statement isn’t Merkel’s or Germany’s fault, or has anything to do with her polls or her polcies or Germany. ” You are right about that. Guess Germany doesn’t have an independent foreign policy regarding, to quote your first comment “GRAND amazing leadership” …. (by) …. Lord Erdogan”
    Perhaps your country should have one rather than just doing what the American foreign policy establishment tells your country to do.

  25. Fred says:

    Jane Fonda had the courage to volunteer for service in Vietnam. How’d that work our for the people in the South?

  26. Fred says:

    Bill Herschel,
    Getting fired for privately held political beliefs due to a bigoted, politically motivated smear campaign is NOT the American Way. Those who’ve mis-learned this history are busy forcing us to relive it.
    Dalton Trumbo.

  27. Fred says:

    SAC Brat,
    How many civilians in Texas showed up within minutes and starting shooting back at that SOB in the tower using their privately owned firearms? How many years did it take before another crazed man starting shooting up things the same way that guy did? What politically motivated policy changes happened in those intervening years?

  28. BillWade says:

    Trump is not known to be cowardly in “real Life”. He has attempted to go after an attacker at a rally (held back by his own security detail) and also stopped a Manhattan mugger wielding a baseball bat.
    On the other hand, rumor is there’s a 17 year old gal who had to get an abortion courtesy of Sheriff “Let’s not put the kids in jail” Israel.

  29. Randy says:

    You are seeing more in that video than I am. Granted he didn’t cower behind the podium but he didn’t try to go after the guy either.
    It reminded me of kids in a junior high school fight acting brave and feisty while knowing there is an adult teacher there to break up the fight.

  30. turcopolier says:

    What video? pl

  31. Nancy K says:

    But you were drafted and served, that is the difference. If you were rich, like Donald Trump you did not have too. Do you really believe he would have rushed in and saved students without or even with a gun?

  32. Duck1 says:

    short reply, they need to serve 5 years to get a pension @ 62 yr old

  33. Nancy K says:

    I care nothing about Jane Fonda, and last time I checked she was not our president.

  34. Fred says:

    Nancy K,
    That’s great. The people of California cared, and cared so much they helped elect her husband and put his and her politics into action, starting with ending American support for South Vietnamese independence. That’s how the South Vietnames refugee and eventual citizen and Calfirnia State SenatorJanet Nguyen came here. Jane’s good pals in ideolgy forceable removed her from the Californa Senate for not speaking well of her husband and fellow protestor Tom Hayden. Last I checked those folks still run California and think they should run the rest of the Republic too.

  35. Charles says:

    I had a wife, but I was unable to obtain another deferment; if I could have I would have. I neither owed nor was owed anything to or by anyone in VietNam, my interest in the place was nil, pretty much still is.
    One who is enslaved does indeed serve … or else.
    The president has history of steeping into nasty situations to try to help someone being beaten. So while feelz are not my strong suit, the available evidence says he would.

  36. Charles says:

    Pick you favored semantic evasion for slave; conscript, draftee, involuntarily stop loss.

  37. Fred says:

    You didn’t run off to Canada like a lot of others did.

  38. Charles says:

    No I didn’t. I had a wife (still have, same one). I did some math calculations and decided that enlisting in the USMCR was more likely to leave me whole hale and hearty than accepting a draft into the 1970 US Army.
    It did.
    Funny thing how all the National Guard units had waiting lists, the Coast Guard, the Navy, the USAF and all the reserves had waiting lists or were at full cap.
    And then Nixon and Kissinger got down to brass tacks and cut a few deals and boomshackalacka the number of young men needed fell precipitously.
    Fred a comment of yours that I responded to in (38) appears to have disappeared.

  39. Fred says:

    One of the drawbacks of posting on-line. I left it unposted and while I contemplated my comment on a trip to the mail box and decided to delete it using my tablet while stannding there, not nowing the blog owner had posted it. Thus it’s removed. I assume you got an automated alert in between. Would you like me to look through the notes to resurect it? Not sure I can but I’ll try.

  40. turcopolier says:

    “the blog owner” Me? No idea what you are talking about. pl

  41. Fred says:

    Just a screw up by me. Posted a comment then deleted it on reflection a few minutes later. Someone commented on it in between my posting and my deletion. Fred

  42. Charles says:

    Entirely up to you Fred. I am not signed up for automated alerts.

  43. Nancy K says:

    If you want to believe Trump would rush in to save people that is your choice, but I haven’t a clue why you believe ” he has a history of stepping into nasty situations to try to help someone being beaten”.

  44. Charles says:

    It is not a matter of what I believe or what I feelz, that behavior has been reported, with eyewitnesses. True, it was 27 years ago when he was 44 not his current 71. However a leopard does not change its spots or become a rabbit; it may be slower, its teeth a bit less sharp its claws blunter but it is still a leopard.
    What one does under pressure is one measure of a man.
    What one does when one doesn’t have to is another, and I think better, measure of a man. When called upon to act some men act and others bloviate or freeze or run. I suspect from reading your comments in various threads that fine words are to you more important than valorous actions.

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