Sunday, May 01, 2016

Trump Smashed by Hillary Vote

Fuggedabout Donald's bullshit braggadocio; Hillary has FAR more votes than he does.

12 million HRC, 10 million Trump.

Face it, Donald:  you're a loser.


The Donald, Summed Up

Can't add anything to this summary:

...He gets his foreign policy ideas from Michael Moore and Code Pink (or worse yet, from Vladimir Putin); his abortion views are grounded in his sympathy with Planned Parenthood; he supports socialized medicine in the form of single-payer healthcare, higher taxes, more government spending, and Herbert Hoover’s trade policy.  He’s never met a bailout or a crony-capitalist deal he didn’t like, or a Democrat he wouldn’t donate to.  He’s astonishingly ignorant, emotionally unstable, and wholly incapable of saying no to Democrats.  Trump is a spoiled, entitled rich kid who shows not the slightest understanding of the American way of up-by-the booststraps striving to better yourself; in Trump’s world, the rich get richer by having the right friends, and everybody else is a serf who needs the government to protect them from foreign competition....

Why #NeverTrump is the only position to hold.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

"Racist, Sexist, Liberal": The Donald We Know

Apparently there's some Leninist across the pond who has The Donald's number.

...Read Trump closely – it is difficult to do, I know – and if you extract his total racist and sexist stupidities, you will see that here and there, where he makes a complete proposal, they’re usually not so bad,” said Žižek. “He said he will not totally dismantle universal healthcare, raise the minimum wage, and so on.” “Trump is a paradox: he is really a centrist liberal, and maybe even in his economic policies closer to the Democrats, and he desperately tries to mask this....

Caught by PowerLine, quoting The Guardian

Why Target's Stock Is Bombing






Appears that Starbucks is going to follow Target's lead.  Fits right in.

HT:  Warrior

A Shiny Object From RoJo

Look!!  Over there!!!  November's Coming!!!!

RoJo finds himself in another campaign.  So he has a shiny object to distract you.

...Hoping to continue the legacy of former budget hawk Tom Coburn, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson this week introduced an ambitious government reform package aimed at greater accountability, security and transparency.

The suite of bills aims to “strengthen inspectors general, curb improper payments and improve anti-fraud controls,” according to a statement by Johnson, R-Oshkosh. The reform package also would “expedite the disposal of unneeded federal property, improve government transparency, and enhance whistleblower protections.”...

Six years ago it was "I'll stop ObamaCare."  Now--after six years of nothing--RoJo suddenly has ideas.

We've heard that this year may be the last for the national (R) Party.  Huh.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Say WHAT, Gov'nor?

Sykes & Co. report this:

...Speaking to a statewide audience of educators in January, Walker said, "One of the things we're looking to do is put additional resources into public education over the next two years of this budget, in a variety of ways.”...

The litter-box-liner clerks have been pushing teacher-union and superintendent-guild stories about teachers "fleeing" Milwaukee Public Schools in the last few weeks.  Educationists are pushing huge spending referendums which often are admissions that the schools have NOT performed due-diligence maintenance on their buildings.

So, of course, Walker says he will shove more money into the money-pit.

WHAT?

Read the linked essay.  Be informed, not propagandized.  Then contact Walker's office and suggest that he 'may have mis-spoken.'

Wisconsin Leads the Way

It is reported that eight percent of Wisconsin adults hold a concealed-carry permit.

Naturally, the bedwetters.......ahhh........wet their beds.

...University of Wisconsin journalism and mass communication professor Michael Wagner said concealed carry impacts almost every Wisconsinite. He said 8 percent is a large enough percentage to enter into almost every social situation.

“If you’re in a room of 30 people, somewhere between two or three are probably armed,” Wagner said. “That’s just something that might give people pause when they’re out in the community.”
Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, said she believes the number of permits that have been issued is significant and “alarming.”...HotAir quoting Badger Herald

Happily for both of us, Ms. Taylor is not a member of my family.  Our rate is about 40%.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Boehner Endorses Cruz!!

Coming from the most miserable son-of-a-bitch traitor who has ever served his country himself (aside from his predecessor, the boy-raper Hastert), this constitutes a VERY solid endorsement.

Thanks, John!!  Now go suck on the taxpayer's teat for your pension and STFU.
The former Speaker of the House called Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh” and swore that he would not vote for Ted Cruz should he become the Republican nominee.
“I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life
- See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/04/boehner-lets-his-nevercruz-flag-fly#sthash.vNzbdIo0.dpuf
The former Speaker of the House called Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh” and swore that he would not vote for Ted Cruz should he become the Republican nominee.
“I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life,” said Boehner,
- See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/04/boehner-lets-his-nevercruz-flag-fly#sthash.tDh41NId.dpuf

Paul Ryan Voices Common Sense

We've been very tough on Ryan.  So we'll be fair; on this topic, he's (mostly) right.

...“I just can’t understate how concerned people are about national security — how concerned people are about the fact that the borders are not being secured. This is about heroin and opioid. This is about ISIS. This is not about a demographic. It’s not about Latinos. It’s not at all about that,” said Ryan during a millennial town hall at Georgetown University. “It is about the rule of law. It is about this country knowing who is coming and who is going and then getting these laws right so they work.”...

...“We don’t know who is coming and going in this country, and in a day of heroin and ISIS and drug cartels it’s a real threat to our national security,” he said. “We’re in the middle of writing all this opioid legislation because of this problem coming from our borders. And if we can fix the root cause of fixing our immigration laws, and I’m a person who believes the undocumented – we have to come up with a solution that doesn’t involve mass deportation, that involves giving people the ability to get right with the law, to come and earn a legal status while we fix the rest of legal immigration.”...quoted at PJMedia

Yah, he voids his own "rule of law" flapjaw with the underlined smoke-and-mirror stuff.  But he gets what Trump (!) has brought to the table:  a nation without borders is NOT a nation.

On another topic, he displayed even more common sense:

...A Georgetown University graduate student asked Ryan what the GOP plans to do about student loan debt....

...“I would be [wary] of empty promises that aren’t paid for, just saying,” Ryan responded.
Ryan pointed to inflation and the rising cost of tuition.

“What we have found is when the government pumps more money in the system then the college winds up cranking up the price and sticking you with the debt,” he said....

We would add that a lot of college graduates are incapable of constructing sentences, linear thought, and using simple math.  So beyond "sticking you with the debt", a lot of colleges are also guilty of fraud.





On Gunfights

Word:





HT:  Grim

Tales From the Loony-Bin/Huffpo Division

Caught by AOSHQ:

...The main problem with the notion of self-defense is it imposes on justice, for everyone has the right for a fair trial. Therefore, using a firearm to defend oneself is not legal because if the attacker is killed, he or she is devoid of his or her rights. ...

-- Justin Cormi in the Huffington Post

Where to begin?

OK, I'll take the easy one.  The twerp confuses "legal" for "constitutional."  That's a Trumpian error, but not significant in this case. 

And don't be downhearted if you have to read the quote twice.  It's impossible to believe someone actually wrote it the first time around.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Wisconsin "Conservative" Opines

A well-known Milwaukee-area Republican activist who puts his money where his mouth is, has given up and declared Trump the nominee.  Well, that's his privilege, but ...

That may be a reality check, but the rest of his newsletter is really a sad testimony for someone who declares themselves to be 'conservative.

He carries on about the wonderfulness of Tommy Thompson who--for the record--perfected the "Bond-It-and-Spend-It" method of aggrandizing State gummint while (temporarily) lowering taxes.

He then tells us how wunnerful Ron Johnson is because Ron Johnson is concerned with National Security.  But only a few years ago this 'conservative' was telling us to elect Ron to get rid of ObozoCare.  Apparently he has a very short memory, as did Ron, who forgot all about his campaign promises within 12 months of arriving in D.C.  (But Ron has a new shiny object for you to see.)

This 'conservative' also loves Kasich.  'Nuff said there.  And he says that Paul Ryan 'saved' Congress.  Yah, but Paul Ryan has yet to "save" a taxpayer dollar in, say, the last 3 budget cycles.

Our 'conservative' also likes ROADS!!  and having the State "fix" the K-12 education system, which used to be a local governance issue.  But maybe he doesn't remember how well that actually worked.

Hard to digest this 'conservatism,' but that's what we have today, eh?

Fed Sentence "Reform": You're Going to be a Victim

If you REALLY think that Federal sentence-reform (S2123) is about letting a one-toke college kid out of the graybar hotel, you are an idiot.

Hint:  a couple of posts down, I mentioned that the FedGov and politicians generally are liars.  Nothing changed since then.

Should "Trumpism" Prevail? What Cruz Must Do

Let's forget all the noise about the NY and I-95 Trump wins.  Everyone expected them, including Trump's opponents--and the fat lady hasn't begun to warm up, much less sing.

Let's instead look at a very cool and careful dissection of Trumpism.  Cutting to the chase:

...Opponents of Trump’s views on immigration, trade, and a ban on Muslims’ entering the United States often use individual-based arguments to justify their views. Immigration is needed because individual employers need to contract with individual workers. Free trade is good for individual companies and consumers, and for the (often foreign) individuals with whom they trade. The rights of individual Muslims in America outweigh the concerns of native-born Americans about their safety. The implicit understanding conveyed by many in the “never Trump” movement is that the country is little more than a land mass containing individuals rather than an entity with obligations to, and capable of imposing obligations on, those who belong to it.

Trump voters disagree with this view. The America they want to “make great again” is not a land mass, a large, rules-based network that lets individuals coordinate with minimal transaction costs. It is instead a place, a people, a nation. Trump voters believe that they have upheld their side of the American social contract, while others — businessmen, politicians, journalists, professors — have violated it....

Yes.  (The quoted essay has other valuable insights; you should read it.)

My "yes" does not change my #NeverTrump stand.  His laughable, and often utterly ridiculous statements on the place of the FedGov demonstrate beyond question that the man has never read such things as "the Constitution."  To him, that's a foreign language that he won't bother to learn.

But understanding the essence of Trumpism as described above IS important to Ted Cruz.  And I suggest that Ted must begin to reflect that in his final primary-campaign moments.  Properly done, that will put the silver cross through the Hildebeeste's heart.

Yes, Indeed: The Government Lies.

Yah, I know:  you're shocked--shocked, right?

This vignette has to do with Waco:

....The House Committee on Government Reform hired Carlos to examine the tapes. Unfortunately, he died from a heart attack (a weakness that ran in his family). The Committee thereupon issued statements that he'd never given them a report, that they were about to fire him, and essentially disavowing everything to do with him.

There was one problem with that story. Carlos had faxed me the report right after he gave it to the committee and briefed its staff. He found there were indeed gunshots....

 So not only did the FBI lie like Hell--so did the House Committee.

Remember that the next time some Congressman or Senator opens their pie-hole.  Remember what the scorpion said to the frog:  "It's what I do."

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Trump Ain't Gonna Make It

Hewitt knows from the 'ground game,' having been in several of them.

...Hewitt said he went state-by-state and gave Trump very generous amounts of delegates in his projection, including 51 of 59 of Indiana’s slate. Trump needs 392 delegates to clinch the nomination. Hewitt said Trump probably wouldn’t get any delegates in Nebraska, South Dakota, or Montana, which means in 14 out of the 15 contests left, the billionaire would only get 273–and it’s doubtful he will do well in California, in which he would need to win 119 of the 172 delegates in that contest. He added that it’s doubtful that Trump would get any more than 100 by the time Cruz, Trump, and Kasich duke it out in The Golden State, unless a “political asteroid” occurs....

Trump promised to disappear from public life if he doesn't get the nomination on the first ballot.  That's probably as good as his 'promises to pay' preceding his four bankruptcies...but it's enough to give us hope, anyway.

That will leave Coulter, Hannity, and Limbaugh exactly where they should be:  in bed, alone, when the one-night-stand specialist takes a powder.

Monday, April 25, 2016

"Absolute Power Corrupts...." at Waco

Let's remember that Hillary was a big part of the massacre at Waco.  So when we examine the records, consider yourself warned.

The only mystery is "Why hasn't Obama tried this?"

Hey, Paul Ryan!! Notice Austria's Results??

Paul Ryan, who is as close to a "no borders" kinda guy as a nominally-(R) politician can get, has probably noticed the Austrian election picture.

...Austria’s government was licking its wounds Monday after a historic debacle that saw the opposition anti-immigrant far-right triumph in a presidential ballot two years before the next scheduled general election.

According to preliminary results, Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party (FPOe) came a clear first with 36 percent of the vote, while candidates from the two governing parties failed to even make it into a runoff on May 22…--HotAir quoting Yahoo News

The (current) ruling coalition has been in power for FORTY YEARS.  Now they won't even make Round Two in the Austrian election cycle.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Donald's Disinformation Campaign

If you're not familiar with the term "disinformation," here's the brief:  it is propaganda not put out directly by the enemy, but by 'legitimate' press (or other) outlets--but the 'information' is fed to them by the enemy.  (Think, e.g., the Russian-inspired 'disinformation' campaign against Pius XII alleging that the Pope was a Nazi sympathizer.)

The Donald knows about disinformation, and perhaps he has a very practiced teacher.

...[Analysis provided to Examiner] revealed that the following pro-Trump propaganda sites sprung up in only the past several months from Macedonia, a nation bordering Greece. Using the website ICANN WHOIS, John Daniels [editor-in-chief of Tavernkeepers.com] was able to determine the registrar, origination date and location of these websites:
Usanewsflash.com
365usanews.com
worldnewspolitics.com
Usapoliticsonline.com
worldpoliticus.com
USAdailypolitics.com

Articles about fake voter fraud in Wisconsin and claims that Ted Cruz will be dropping out of the presidential race (he is not) were posted at all of the above sites. They linked back to other pro-Trump sites such as thepoliticalinsider.com, thegatewaypundit.com and endingthefed.com.


The curious fact that pro-Trump websites are originating from a Russian-leaning Slavic outpost in southeastern Europe raises questions, particularly considering the strange alliance between Donald Trump and pro-Russia conservative outlets such as InfoWars and Michael Savage....

Since Trumpbots believe anything they're told, they may well believe that Ted Cruz was actually a Nazi lieutenant general in command of the gas chambers.

Friday, April 22, 2016

What Part of "NEVER" Do You Not Understand, Reince?

According to Reince, all Republicans must unite behind whoever is nominated.

So the meaning of #NeverTrump is not really clear to Reince.

It will be, if The Donald--who has brought all sorts of (D) folks into his peculiar land of mirrored and bendable-prismatic "positions"--gets 1237.

But then, Reince presided over the (R) debacle during the last few years, so there's a LOT that isn't clear to Reince.

Target Stores and The Donald






Another reason for Dads to carry concealed.

HT:  Moonbattery

Hey, Donald: With YOUR Daughter, Not Mine!

Weathervane Trump thinks it's just fine that men go potty with little girls.

 More Noo Yaaawk Values, I suppose.

Can't wait for the Trumpkin comments and spin on this one....


Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Reality of Mohammedanism

There are very few political scientists in the US who 'get it.'  Fr. James Schall is one of them.

Schall does not begin in the 20th or 21st century,  His vision encompasses far more than our 'time' and 'place.'  Thus, he is a realist in the most accurate sense of that word.

...Allah’s mandate to Islam is progressively to subject the world to his will and to the law based on it. Terror will end and true “peace” will result only when all are submissive to Allah and live under Muslim law in all its details. What we outside of Islam call acts of violence are considered within it to be the carrying out of Allah’s will. Gruesome beheadings of Christians, however innocent, are seen as acts of justice. They are acts of “virtue” in this sense. The people who cannot understand this religious charge given to Islam, whether they be themselves Muslim or not, are themselves both unrealistic and dangerous. Their own presuppositions prevent them from recognizing and judging the real issue. They also prevents them from doing anything effective to hinder this expansion of Islam into Europe, Asia, Africa, and America....

To believe otherwise is to be a fool, pace GWBush.   (It would slander Bush to discuss his successor in similar terms, for his successor is a co-conspirator with Allah, so long as one understands "Allah" correctly as "not God."  Bush can be excused because he actually does NOT 'get it.'  Obama is another problem entirely.)

Bush, and most of Western populations, are part of the problem:

...We have lumped all “religions” together as illusions or myths. They are to be defanged and wholly subject to state power. Our political, academic, and cultural leaders cannot comprehend what is going on, either when a whole Western civilization loses its faith and moral standards or when Islam reawakens to the implications of its own faith and its vision of world conquest. The two—the loss of faith and the rise of Islam—are connected. The decline of the birth rate and civil undermining of the family in the West is one thing. Muslim immigration or invasion has engulfed this same area. Muslims, especially young males, did not seek power and prosperity in other adjoining Muslim lands. The expansion of Islam was justified also by its charge of moral decadence against the West....

The ravings of libertarians encourage the Muslims, just as the delusions of more-common materialists.

The "Arab spring" has just begun.   

Curt Schilling, Good Guy

Maybe he wore red socks, but Schilling has a white hat someplace.

Disney (it's always Disney ain'a?) fired him for holding that women's rooms are for women who were born that way.  Disney began to dislike him intensely when he said he contributed to Dr. Carson's campaign, saying that the Hildebeeste belongs in the graybar hotel, and that Islamists are just Nazis with camels.

Ditka/Schilling.  Now THAT is a ticket!!