One of the short and informative podcasts I regularly listen to while exercising, is the Weekly Standard. It interviews many of the writers for the magazine, on current political events. I have been frequently amused, by how spectacularly wrong their chief prognosticator Bill Kristol has consistently been over the past year, regarding Trump’s chances of continued success. One of his regular laments, has his been dismay over Trump’s Troubling Twitter Tweets. 🙂
Scott Adams, on the other hand, has spent much of the year analyzing Trump’s persuasion techniques, explaining technically why he is winning, and predicting that he will continue to do so.
I have become increasingly disturbed by the media’s proclivity, to initially attempt to absolve the state, for failing to prevent horrific acts of terrorism. They nearly always try to classify every new terrorist attack, as having been perpetrated by a ‘lone wolf,’ unaligned with any acknowledged Islamic Jihadist organization. As one shrill grandma once dramatically shrieked, “What difference does it make?” I submit that it only matters to the collectivist bureaucrats and politicians, not to the individual victims of these massacres.
If a loved one is dead or maimed, what possible difference could it make, to learn whether a rabid Jihadi was following the orders of their beloved god Allah directly, or via one of its vicious packs? In either case, it is their fundamentalist religious beliefs and well documented goofy dogma, motivating their suicidal ‘martyrdom missions.’ So why do these irrational Jihadist’s affiliations seem to matter so much, to the so-called ‘authorities?’
First, it is important to understand that without the threat of a formidable external enemy, it is difficult to convince sheeple that they need shepherds and/or rulers. Yet, their flocks of increasingly dumbed down sheeple, are no longer sophisticated enough to recognize aberrant ideology itself, as an existential threat. The rulers must demonize an organization and its leader, to provide an identifiable entity to fear. Consider these as the wolf packs and their alpha males. Read the rest of this entry »
Now that I seem to have outgrown the affliction, after ten years in my hermitage, it is probably safe to admit that I spent most of my life as an incurable romantic. I never minded watching a chick flick, especially if it put a date or mate in a cuddly mood, and even enjoyed reading the occasional romantic novel.
When single, I thoroughly enjoyed courting, and developed a proclivity for rescuing damsels in distress. Even though such chivalry occasionally earned me an eventual broken heart, I couldn’t kick the habit. After a suitable period of melancholy, I would be vulnerable to trying to save another one. Simply put, I loved the feeling of falling and being in love.
Perhaps this is why I was so impressed with Bill Clinton’s speech last night. Even though it was obvious to me that he was lying through his teeth, and leaving out some rather unpleasant episodes in their timeline, I found his narrative brilliantly written and masterfully delivered, for the task at hand. He nearly had me ready to vote for her. Read the rest of this entry »
Are any of the rest of you getting these obnoxious auto-calls from the Trump campaign? They came from a 315 area code in New York and, as soon as you try to answer, this recording starts yelling at you about all the wonderful things Trump will do if elected.
Had I ever considered voting for the bastard (excuse my language), I would under no circumstances do so now.
Just so that you can gauge the depth of my anger, St J9 and I, between us, have gotten 5 of these calls in the last 2 days alone. I believe this qualifies as harassment.
Thank &deity our phone are on the “no call list”
Between the AdBlock and NoScript add-ins to FireFox, I manage to navigate large ‘busy’ websites with minimum graphic interference, while reading their articles. Occasionally, however, they include a video clip I would like to view. Trying to figure out, by trial and error, which blocked scripts I need to temporarily enable to get the imbedded player to function, can be rather frustrating. Fortunately, I have learned that most of them can be found and played quicker on YouTube. Thus, after following the Drudge link to: “Obama’s brother rips Barack in TV interview…” and reading the interesting article, I gave up trying to get their video player to load. Sure enough, it was already on YouTube:
So that is where Piers Morgan landed. Personally, Britain is more than welcome to have him back. It was an interesting Read the rest of this entry »
One can’t make this stuff up: “Why Obama’s half-brother says he’ll be voting for Donald Trump”
President Obama’s Kenyan half-brother wants to make America great again — so he’s voting for Donald Trump.
“I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart,” Malik Obama told The Post from his home in the rural village of Kogelo. “Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him.”
Obama, 58, a longtime Democrat, said his “deep disappointment” in his brother Barack’s administration has led him to recently switch allegiance to “the party of Lincoln.”
How can this be? Read the rest of this entry »
Mike Pence gets his new ride today:
Now, that is a class act. I wonder what they will raise Kaine in… 😀 ◄Dave►
This is delicious. Finally a BLM protest that makes good sense: “Some Black Lives Matter activists plan not to vote in November“:
Newsome is leading a new campaign to get African Americans to do something that few civil rights leaders have recommended: stop voting. He believes that only by withdrawing support from the major parties can black communities force politicians to address their concerns about police brutality.
He calls it “I Ain’t Voting” — and he says he’s aware that it could be seen as a rejection of the struggle that a previous generation went through.
“Before, we fought to have our right to vote,” he says. “But now we need to fight to have our right to vote mean something.” [Emphasis mine]
Brilliant! I wish him well. Read the rest of this entry »
I have watched as much of the RNC as my stomach can take without my dinner coming back up and I have little doubt that what we are watching is actually the Republican National Collapse.
Not that I would be sad to see either of the major duopoly parties go away but I can’t help but wonder if 4 to 8 years of president Hillary Clinton is not too steep a price to pay.
Several years ago, before Obama’s reelection, the great thinker Thomas Sowell opined that our Republic could not survive another Obama term. It seems we may have, although by the slightest of margins. (I am among those who think the ultimate reality of a given administration’s policies does not fully appear until several years after the fact.)
Having said that, I am fairly certain that there is no way our Republic can possibly survive even one Hillary term. Would there still be an entity known as the United States of America post Hillary? No doubt. Would it have any similarity to the Republic described in our Founding documents? Again, no doubt there would be none.
Aside from getting us into more unnecessary wars, as Hillary is bound to do, she will get to oversee the entire makeover of the Supreme Court – an action that will cause problems for generations. I have no doubt that the kind of people Hillary will appoint to the Court will quickly destroy what little is left of our Constitution. Hillary’s election will also prove that a person can violate any and all of our laws and still be awarded the best prize we, as a people, have to offer. That alone is cause enough to condemn our Republic. Read the rest of this entry »
There is nothing new about comparing Melania Trump with Michelle Obama:
…but I find it fascinating that instead of the early acrimony over the Republican convention rules yesterday, all the media is focusing on this morning is Melania’s speech. Invariably, these stories include comparative photos of these two giving their convention speeches. The visual contrast is nearly as striking as Garrison’s cartoon. Combined with the controversy over the plagiarism issue, anyone who did not see the speech last night, is probably highly motivated to go watch it today on YouTube.
Those who do, will likely be as charmed by this exquisite lady Read the rest of this entry »
We are back in Texas, having survived FreedomFest 2016 in Las Vegas. The overall experience was good and the best of it was wonderful. The best of the best was a speech by Andrew Napolitano. His presentation alone was worth the price of admission. Next best was a speech by Yaron Brook. No surprise there as we have heard Dr. Brook before and he is always right on.
Senator Rand Paul made a good speech of the sort that would have made his presidential candidacy much more viable than the teenage-like attempts at smart-mouth behavior he exhibited in the GOP debates. Ex Governors and Libertarian candidates Johnson and Weld made several appearances. While I support and will vote for Gov. Johnson, he comes off as way too laid back to attract the kind of attention needed to get his ball really rolling. And, were there ever a year and a circumstance for getting said ball rolling, this is the time and the situation.
As for Las Vegas itself, it is the most unnecessary creation of mankind that one could imagine. It is hotter than the gates of Hell, everything is grossly overpriced and the main attraction is the opportunity to give your hard earned money away playing “games” that are not even interesting. On the positive side, there is a lot of booby watching available (which I thoroughly enjoy despite being too old to remember why).
Troy L Robinson
I made the mistake of turning on the TV tonight, for information regarding the horrific terrorist attack in Nice. Obviously, I am not the only one pissed off at the Jihadist barbarians, and our feckless politicians. First, Newt was on fire:
…and bluntly telling it like it is. Then, General Flynn Read the rest of this entry »