Trump_ClintonDonald Trump has released his supposed short list of nominees for the Supreme Court, from Townhall:

  • Steven Colloton of Iowa
  • Allison Eid of Colorado
  • Raymond Gruender of Missouri
  • Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania
  • Raymond Kethledge of Michigan
  • Joan Larsen of Michigan
  • Thomas Lee of Utah
  • William Pryor of Alabama
  • David Stras of Minnesota
  • Diane Sykes of Wisconsin
  • Don Willett of Texas

Is Donny’s list real or is it just his initial negotiating position before ceding the nomination process to Chuckie Schumer?

Reax, Red State:

Trump’s started to float his shortlist of Supreme Court picks. Is he just posturing with name-drops like Willett and Pryor, or actually trying to take baby steps at extending an olive branch? (I’m still not impressed, the Black Flag remains at full-staff.) But, at least his radical pro-abortion sister wasn’t on it…

Demented Donny has floated his short list for the Supreme Court, what say you Mrs. Clinton?

Eric Florack on May 16th, 2016

In the discussion group elsewhere today, someone popped up and made the spurious charge that all this never Trump nonsense, so he said, was nothing but jealousy.

My response?

“You know, the same charge was made when conservatives attacked Obama. What about what we said then, turned out to be untrue?

Look, I recognize that the Democrats are going after him with both barrels, but does anybody really expect that they would do anything less if Rubio, Cruz, or, even Mitt Romney were in the top spot? I think we can safely discount the Democrats and their complaints as noise level that would be in the room anyway, and concentrate on what the conservatives have been saying about Donald Trump.

The conservatives have been dead-on accurate about Barack Hussein Obama. Explain to me how suddenly we lose all credibility in your eyes, where Donald Trump is concerned, when the living proof of our accuracy is still residing in the White House.”

So said I. Of course, I haven’t received a reply, nor do I expect one.

It appears that both presumptive nominees lack a pair:

(CNN)Donald Trump said Monday London’s new mayor made “very rude statements” about him — and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee warned he won’t have a good relationship with British Prime Minister David Cameron if he’s elected.
Trump made the comments in an interview with ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” host Piers Morgan, when asked to respond to criticisms made about him by British politicians.

Demented Donny wants to emulated President Dim Won and put his personal ego ahead of nation’s interest. Not very presidential Donny.

davidl on May 14th, 2016

Eighty year old grandmother, Barb Moles, and her family are alive due to a gun that neither Barack Obama nor Mrs. B.J. Clinton want her to have.   She is also facing dire medical bills likely due to a medical system, Obama Care, foisted on her by the like of Obama and Clinton:

SULTAN, Wash. (KOMO) – Four shots fired. Three hit the intruder.

It was one surreal moment, says Barb Moles.

“I was just intent upon stopping him. I didn’t have any other thought in my head,” says Moles. “I just knew I had to stop him.”

Moles, 80, was home with her husband, John, and their adult son Thursday night when she says she heard a commotion. She walked into the kitchen and found her husband bleeding on the floor.

John, a retired Boeing worker, had been attacked with a knife and beaten with a crowbar, authorities said. He said three words to his wife: “I’ve been stabbed.”

Let us hope that the perp Moles had to kill is not some kind of sexual pervert. For the fact that the dead perp was white should spare Moles a federal inquisition on the behalf of Obama’s Department of [in]Justice.

davidl on May 14th, 2016

Trump_ClintonFile under man bites dog, or a stopped clock is right twice a day, but Dim Witted Donny, b/k/a Donald Trump, actually sounded a conservative note, from Breitbart:

The federal government should leave sexual regulation of the nation’s K-12 bathrooms and locker rooms to state and local governments, Donald Trump said in multiple interviews Friday.

“I believe it should be states’ rights and I think the states should make the decision, they’re more capable of making the decision,” Trump told the audience for ABC’s Good Morning America. When pressed, he repeated his pro-federalism policy: “I just think it should be states’ rights. I think many things actually should be states’ rights, but this is a perfect example of it.”

As what Donny said was, common sense, conservative and reasonable, I am sure that by the time I publish this, Donny will have already claimed that it does not reflect his actual position or belief, but was merely a suggested starting negotiating point. The problem Donny has created is that he has renounced so much of what he has said, that you can not believe anything he says.

As for the regime’s insane insistence that male predators be allowed to use female restrooms, note how flexible the Supreme Court’s so-called Right of Privacy is.   If a minor female wants an abortion, her school can transport her across state lines,  and have her unborn child killed without any obligation in inform either her parents or the baby’s father.  Yet if male predator wants to shower in her locker room, she has no right to object.   Strange world these liberals created.

Eric Florack on May 12th, 2016

Let’s see now.
Jesse Ventura.
Arnold Schwarzenegger.
And now Donald Trump?

And you guys wonder why I don’t think this is going to work out the way you want it to?

davidl on May 12th, 2016

From Warp:

“It hasn’t been easy for Caitlyn, it’s been very hard,” Ian Halperin recalls one source telling him

Caitlyn Jenner, who announced her transition from man to woman last year, has considered de-transitioning, the author of a new book about the Kardashian family told TheWrap on Wednesday.

Ian Halperin, the author of “Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America’s Royal Family,” said that, while researching his book, multiple sources told him that the former Olympian had been miserable for months and has considered transitioning back to a man.

It ain’t easy being bat scat crazy.   If the Smithsonian doesn’t want George Zimmerman’s gun, maybe they will be interesting in Bruce’s old patsies?   At least until Mr. Jenner changes his mind, yet again.

Eric Florack on May 12th, 2016

I’m going to suggest something to you that many of you will think Passing Strange. The sole reason for John Kasich staying in the race was to split the Republicans so as to help Donald Trump.

If you don’t get what I’m saying in the above paragraph, Stop right here and go back up and read it again.

Think of it this way. It would explain the positions that John Kasich has been taking publicly. On a lot of issues he’s been coming down to the left of Hillary Clinton. And I begin to think that this is telegraphing the positions that Donald Trump will be taking once he’s forced into a corner I’m giving a substantive answers to what his plans are policy-wise.

The stuff that Kasich has been floating certainly wouldn’t get by conservatives. Then again, the conservatives really haven’t been taking John Kasich seriously and so a lot of what he’s been saying he’s been going unnoticed. But I  consider that the stuff that has been floating has been trial balloons that are actually put forward by the Trump campaign.

I’ve been saying all along that the one thing that the GOP establishment fears more then Donald Trump is actually being forced to be conservative. To support conservative principles and ideals.

And yes before you even start I hear some of you thinking what about that agreement between Ted Cruz and John Kasich? Well if you’ll recall there was some screaming about how Ted Cruz dumped that agreement. I wonder how many people it’s occurred to you that the reason that agreement got scratched was because Ted Cruz found out what it was really all about?

Then also, there’s the noise that Donald Trump himself has been making about taking on John Kasich as a running mate. Add it all up and it’s enough to raise suspicions at the very least, and I think those are suspicions that need to be answered directly by Mr. Trump.

Of course the trumpkin’s will ignore all of this.

davidl on May 12th, 2016

Trump_ClintonA after an endless series of lies that if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, President Wannabe Mrs. Clinton wants to federalize your daycare provider(and mandate it as well?}, from Chicks on the Right:

Child care can be expensive. In some cases, all the money parents make working goes toward child care. It’s a legitimate problem, but no worries! Liberals have a solution. More government!

During a campaign stop in Kentucky Tuesday, Hillary Clinton called for a “bigger government backstop” to ensure that parents aren’t spending more than 10% of their paychecks on child care costs.

Reax:

Here’s the thing. Child care is expensive, yes. But a government subsidy is NOT the answer. Every time the government gets involved in something, it makes it worse. (Please allow me to refer you to our healthcare system.) Parents, if you take advantage of this government subsidy, you’re giving the government a say in your life. Soon, they’ll be able to tell you the child care centers you can go to. They’ll tell you how often you can do it. It’s not as great as it seems. Read the fine print.

Exit question, will President Pants Suit seek congressional legislation to impose a daycare version of Common Core, or just go for an executive order?

davidl on May 11th, 2016

Ryan Schacht

The goal of mate selection is to choose a partner that will contribute to one’s productive success

Danny Walker, Mirror(UK):

Transgender girl says she is rejected by straight guys for ‘having male parts’

Young Claire is joined by Devon, Arin and Katie for BBC Three’s Young, Trans and Looking for Love and give eye-opening accounts of rejection, bullying and suicide attempts

[…]

Transgender teens Claire, Devon, Arin and Katie have set out to expose the harsh reality of modern, teen relationships.

Appearing in a new BBC Three documentary, Young, Trans and Looking for Love, they let viewers see a glimpse of their lives as they struggle to find love.

The doc shows the moment Claire, from Virginia, meets a guy that she likes, only to be rejected by him as soon as he finds out she was born a boy.

Apparently, Mr. Walker is so stupid that he believes “Claire” is a girl.

Hat tip: Ace

No normal male is going to be attracted to some guy pretending to be a girl.   Such a pairing would have no possibility of reproductive success.   Mother Nature is sexist and she is not politically correct.   Accept it.

Eric Florack on May 11th, 2016

I make note of Billy posting the following cartoon the other day. It’s a rather nice depiction of the Suicidal Tendencies of liberals.

Perhaps, it is more correctly referred to as the Suicidal Tendencies of secularists.

Now I’ve already written to this point, when I spoke the other day of our Advance toward secularism, which tends to feed into our lack of understanding of right and wrong. So you’ll notice I pull out that quote of GK Chesterton again.

And I responded to him, thus..

Ponder the words of GK Chesterton….

“But the new rebel is a skeptic, and will not entirely trust anything. He has no loyalty; therefore he can never be really a revolutionist. And the fact that he doubts everything really gets in his way when he wants to denounce anything. For all denunciation implies a moral doctrine of some kind; and the modern revolutionist doubts not only the institution he denounces, but the doctrine by which he denounces it. Thus he writes one book complaining that imperial oppression insults the purity of women, and then he writes another book in which he insults it himself. He curses the Sultan because Christian girls lose their virginity, and then curses Mrs. Grundy because they keep it. As a politician, he will cry out that war is a waste of life, and then, as a philosopher, that all life is waste of time. A Russian pessimist will denounce a policeman for killing a peasant, and then prove by the highest philosophical principles that the peasant ought to have killed himself. A man denounces marriage as a lie, and then denounces aristocratic profligates for treating it as a lie. He calls a flag a bauble, and then blames the oppressors of Poland or Ireland because they take away that bauble. The man of this school goes first to a political meeting, where he complains that savages are treated as if they were beasts; then he takes his hat and umbrella and goes on to a scientific meeting, where he proves that they practically are beasts. In short, the modern revolutionist, being an infinite skeptic, is always engaged in undermining his own mines. In his book on politics he attacks men for trampling on morality; in his book on ethics he attacks morality for trampling on men. Therefore the modern man in revolt has become practically useless for all purposes of revolt. By rebelling against everything he has lost his right to rebel against anything.’ (G.K. Chesterton,Orthodoxy, 1909)

As I understand it, Chesterton is writing about happenings in Russia during the build-up of the Russian Revolution. Similarities between what he writes about and what the cartoon points out are striking. So striking in fact that to my mind it is a positive link between what was going on in Russia in Chesterton’s day, and what’s going on here now.

It occurs to me to point out also that a lot of this is coming from the Eastern philosophies which have found such traction here in the West over the last few decades. Specifically, the Hindu, wherein we find the argument that the concepts of Good and Evil are relative and not absolute.

Also eventually found themselves packaged with in what is laughingly called New Age philosophy. And guess who has a group embraced New Age philosophy?

The point I guess I’m making here is that there are a large number of factors chipping away at the foundation of Western society which is among other things the concept of the absolute.

I’m not altogether sure that I’m saying this very well. Forgive me, if I’m not. But it occurs to me that when you remove the stone of moral absolutism from the foundation of Western thought what kind of nonsense that is depicted in the cartoon is the direct result.

Now, like it or not, the idea of moral absolutism is essentially judeo-christian in nature. Always has been. The move away from that ethic continues to lead us toward what we see in the cartoon. And leads us to other problems as I mentioned last week.

Eric Florack on May 11th, 2016

Remember when we were told by the left that the federal government shouldn’t be in our bedrooms?

Why is it now that they are telling us that the federal government should be in our bathrooms?

davidl on May 10th, 2016

Trump_ClintonEric opined:

So you tell me, what do we gain by electing Trump? Nothing.

In fact, we lose something, we have to give up our principles to do it. I’m not playing along.

Don’t tell me about how I’m not voting for Trump is a vote for Hillary. That’s just not the case.

Marco Rubio opined:

While Republican voters have chosen Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP nominee, my previously stated reservations about his campaign and concerns with many of his policies remain unchanged. He will be best served by a running mate and by surrogates who fully embrace his campaign. As such, I have never sought, will not seek and do not want to be considered for Vice President. Instead, I will focus my attention on representing the people of Florida, retaining a conservative majority in the Senate and electing principled conservatives across the country.

Here in lies the problem. Eric asserts that you need to agree with Donny’s principles in order to vote for him, and Rubio asserts that you need to support Donny’s principles in order run with him (or also to endorse him). The problem in supporting Little Donny is that nobody, including Trump himself, knows from one minute to the next what, if any, Donny’s principles our.

Moreover, Demented Donny has taken to attacking Speaker Paul Ryan for not abandoning the republican caucus position in a mad dash to endorse Demented Donny. Unlike Trump, Ryan has political control of an institution to defend. Political control of Congress will go a long way to thwarting the plans of President Hillary and political control of the Senate would give Congress the ability to stop Mrs. Clinton scheme to pack the Supreme Court.

Control of Congress is an valuable political asset. Demented Donny’s over inflated ego, not so much.

Eric Florack on May 8th, 2016

Me, elsewhere…

Who cares? I mean that very seriously.

If there is literally no difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, in terms of policy, in terms of temperament, in terms of corruption there is no difference between them whatsoever. So you tell me, what do we gain by electing Trump? Nothing.

In fact, we lose something, we have to give up our principles to do it. I’m not playing along.

Don’t tell me about how I’m not voting for Trump is a vote for Hillary. That’s just not the case.

I cannot control what others do. Therefore I am not responsible for their deeds or their misdeeds. All I can control is what I do. I will not step outside of my principles. I will not sign my name to electing a liberal. Even if his name is Trump.

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davidl on May 8th, 2016

Alas, poor Mrs. Clinton.  Her aides can feed her a talking point, but they can’t make  the  poor demented fool actually understand it, video:

Hat tip: Thomas Lifson, American Thinker.

The way to call for more discussion in politics is not to yell at your opponents for yelling.  Now if somebody on Mrs. Clinton’s staff can just explain to her the difference between role modeling, and parroting by rote.