Eric Florack on October 26th, 2016


Bill Webber, it’s simple logic. Is Trump a good man, no, he has conned thousands. Is he trustworthy, no he is an habitual if not a pathological liar. Therefore there is no reason to believe anything he says, nor to trust him on any issue. Voting for him then is an act of desperation not an act of sound reasoning. I am not afraid. God’s will be done, but God has never told people to support evil people, and I will not be doing so knowingly. It’s really not difficult to grasp. Evil is evil, being human, I fail often, but I try to resist assisting evil people.

Eric Florack on October 23rd, 2016

?Who is more corrupt?

The corrupt politician, or the corrupt tycoon who brags about funding and controlling them?

davidl on October 23rd, 2016

While what follows is gibberish, but it is also a ruling from a sitting federal judge:

A federal magistrate judge recommended Tuesday that a transgender girl[sic boy] at the center of a lawsuit over restroom and locker room access be able to use the girls’ locker room at her[his] Illinois high school, writing that the Constitution doesn’t protect students against having to share such facilities with their transgender peers…

In what sense does he judge use the term peers. Does the judge mean all classmates, male and female? In the case I hardly see the sense of having separate locker rooms. Or does the judge mean that boys who identify as girls, on a particular day, are the gender peers of sexual females? Lord know what the judge was snorting.

“High school students do not have a constitutional right not to share restrooms or locker rooms with transgender students whose sex assigned at birth is different than theirs,” Gilbert wrote.

On one hand, Gilbert concedes that sex exists. God bless him.  But then asserts that it does not matter. As a matter of biology, we are all conceived as either, male or female. Males have a Y chromosome. Females do not. More over, if Gilbert deems your father chromosomes received at conception does not assign a sex, how does Gilbert leap to the conclusion that sex was somehow assigned at birth? He can’t. Rather Gilbert is only pandering to the social justices warriors who refused to consider a human being as existing before he is born.

“A transgender person’s gender identity is an important factor to be considered in determining whether his or her needs, as well as those of cisgender people, can be accommodated in the course of allocating or regulating the use of restrooms and locker rooms,” he continued. “So, to frame the constitutional question in the sense of sex assigned at birth while ignoring gender identity frames it too narrowly.”

Wow, Gilbert can not find a constitutional right to privacy based on sex. However on the other hand, he testifies that a tranny’s self-proclaimed gender identity is an important factor that somehow needs to be protected. Gilbert just must be using the new, and still secret, Social Justice Warrior Constitution.

Funny, the right to have an abortion was derived from the right of privacy deemed by the Supreme Court to be in the  Constitution.    When it comes to abortion the right of privacy is sacrosanct.   Otherwise not so much.

Hat tip: Aleister, Legal Insurrection.

Eric Florack on October 22nd, 2016

From Janice Barlow:

For me, the debate last night just reconfirmed the fact that, in spite of Hillary’s scandals and stances, she will win. Trump was the worst possible candidate to oppose her. Some say it was intentional. Some say they had a deal. Or a bet. Others say that the GOP wanted him and rigged the primaries. 
It doesn’t matter. What it boils down to is that this man, if he were a Democrat, (and he really is) would be daily bashed and trashed by conservatives/Christians for his lack of character and judgment. 
What matters is he has become a human assault weapon, now being accused by 14 women of groping or grabbing them or worse. 
I just can’t wrap my mind around how any self respecting woman could vote for him after hearing that video tape. Do you take that from your husbands/boyfriends when they talk about other women? Have you ever been in an abusive relationship? Do you feel that you lack enough self esteem that this vile language is acceptable? Going back to an abuser over and over is like a dog going back to eat its own vomit. And the more despicable stuff that is exposed about Trump, the more his supporters desperately cling to his coat tails. 
Some try to use the excuse that they have to hold their nose and vote for him. Or that Ted Cruz is voting for him. I have no pledge to keep and I won’t ever hold my nose to vote for anyone. Personally, I’d love to have him chemically castrated.
And don’t tell me we aren’t electing a pastor. We aren’t electing a hustler either! It’s the President of the United States, the Leader of the free world. How embarrassing and humiliating that this disgusting person is the one some people say is the only choice for conservatives. Not so. There are other choices. Opting out of voting the presidential ticket is also a choice. 
Have we stooped so low that we are now willing to accept from a “Republican” what we would never accept from Bill Clinton or Ted Kennedy? Hillary aside, Trump became the nominee. That’s what the people wanted. So accept the consequences of your decision – President Hillary Clinton. 
Please try to absorb the FACT that millions of us would not have voted for him and his lack of integrity under any circumstances. He is unacceptable, unqualified and unfit. He is an abuser.

Eric Florack on October 19th, 2016

The issue is not whether or not term limits for Congressional members is a good idea. It has long been popular amongst rank-and-file Republicans because it is a good idea.
The question to my mind is whether or not Trump has the competence and patience to see such matters through.
To say the very least I have my doubts

davidl on October 18th, 2016

Mrs. Clinton appears to be destined to assume her long coveted royal throne.    While she may reign, she may not enjoy her reign, from our North of the Border friends at Blazing Cat Fur:

Bill is ‘having a hard time,’ Chelsea is ‘livid’ and Hillary is ‘p***ed’: How the Clinton family is being rocked by Wikileaks (and their donors and friends are furious at what candid aides said about them)

Mrs. Clinton is a nasty piece of work. May the Wicked Witch of Arkansas bet her just desserts.

davidl on October 13th, 2016

The Commission on Presidential Debates is a abject failure, much like Obama Care, and should be abolished.   The commission own website:

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners.

It seems to be a requirement of the CPD for every so-called moderator to have the politics, temperament and partisan nature of Candy Crowley.   The Republican National Committee should unilaterally withdraw her support for the commission.

Eric Florack on October 13th, 2016

Okay, I will admit concluding a long time ago that this supposed creepy clown crisis is a diversion from the disaster of an election were currently going through.

Somebody came up with the question the other day how many there were. Nobody seemed to know. But it occurred to me that the really scary part is that there could be literally hundreds of them in a single car.

davidl on October 11th, 2016

snark2.jpgThe Snark of the Day: Michelle Obama:

“One of the important aspects of this race is role modeling what good families should look like. And my view is that if you can’t run your own house, you certainly can’t run the White House. Can’t do it.”

Hat tip: Scott Johnson, Power Line, video at link.

Eric Florack on October 11th, 2016

I understand completely the need for a Hero at this point. America’s feeling pretty down about itself and with some justification.
The trouble is that so desperate are we for a hero that were willing to climb in behind anyone. We’ve seen the direct result of that in world history many times before.

Assuming it’s even possible which seems to be a rather large question,  where does the election of trump lead us? When he lets the hero worshippers down, where do their emotions lead them? 

davidl on October 10th, 2016

I voted in the primary, but I did not vote for Little Donny.    It seems unlikely that a man as undisciplined as Little Donny can overcome the Clinton Criminal Clan, the lame stream media and his own stupid immaturity.  That said, Little Donny did land one on PAIPS’s, Pig in a Pants Suit, jaw:

A voter of moderate intelligence knows that what Mrs. Clinton has done is illegal, from her cattle futures to her destroying email under government subpoena, video You have to admit that Little Donny has lots of experience wrestling with pigs.

Little Donny is unfit to be President because made private remarks about a person not actually in the locker room. On the other hand, Mrs. B.J. Clinton can express vulgar contempt to a public servant in the performance of this duties:

“Fuck off! It’s enough I have to see you shit-kickers every day! I’m not going to talk to you, too! Just do your Goddamn job and keep your mouth shut.” Hillary to her State Trooper bodyguards after one of them greeted her with “Good Morning.” From the book “America Evita” by Christopher Anderson, p.90

Hat tip: Truth Feed.

Eric Florack on October 10th, 2016

First let’s talk about Julian Assange and is supposed to surprise information that’s going to be he says coming out on Wednesday.

He claims they have proof that the Democrats side of the primary was rigged.

Well I certainly wouldn’t put it past Hillary Clinton, or for that matter any Democrat, the fact of the matter is that nobody is going to have their mind Changed by that revelation. First, because if anybody hasn’t been swayed off of Hillary Clinton by now, remarkable resistance to fact and are probably not going to be swayed by any added facts.

More, one would have to believe that the Democrat Party as a whole has shifted so far to the left as to willingly nominate the open socialist nonsense that Bernie Sanders represents. Somewhat optimistic perhaps but I refuse to believe that even they have gone that far.
Beyond the Specter of corruption, which hasn’t made any difference in this race yet you would have to believe that Bernie Sanders had a hope in Hell of winning the nomination.

Now as for Julian Assange himself, it’s difficult to Envision what this little bomb thrower has up his motivational sleeve. Always assuming of course that this isn’t merely the latest implementation of Al Capone’s vault.

Personally I would be far more interested in seeing some degree of Investigation on the part of anyone, including the decidedly less than reliable Julian Assange into the manipulations of the GOP establishment to prevent conservatives from getting to the top of the ticket and the same Donald Trump in there instead.

As to last night’s little dog and pony show, it must be said that Donald Trump’s performance was disappointing. His understanding of Economics, specifically these of these a trade deficit is nothing short of abysmal. Is lack of response over the destruction of the United States coal industry was another ball he dropped. Perhaps the biggest problem I had with him last night was his complete refusal to address the knee-jerk phrase that liberals constantly use and Hillary used it last night, “fair share.” He had a tremendous chance to kill off that weed at the root, and declined to do anything about it at all. Possibly Because he believes in that nonsense himself.

The aftermath of last night is this. Nobody’s minds got changed.

Perhaps the best comment on this whole charade enstrom Jeff Jacoby who suggested earlier this morning…

It is pointless to ask who won last night’s so-called “debate.” Trump’s supporters were not won over by Clinton, and her supporters didn’t cross over to him. The clear loser, on the other hand, was the American electorate. What an embarrassment.

davidl on October 6th, 2016

Does the WaPo think that legal tax deductions are the new macaca?  Breath less headline from the Washington Post:

Trump’s use of debts and tax laws spurs concerns about his methods

What the WaPo does not write about:   Mrs.  Clinton’s willful and reckless disregard, for Freedom of Information,  national security laws and evidence preservation laws are of no concern.

davidl on October 5th, 2016

We need to end illegal immigration. Only one campaign even willing to say the very phrase, illegal immigration. On the other hand, Tim Kaine admits. in so many words, that he and Mrs. Clinton favors amnesty.


What more do you need to know?

Hat tip, Hot Air:

davidl on October 4th, 2016

Pigs of a hoof eat together. Who knew that the presidential candidate,sometimes known a Pig in Pants Suit, would recruit a former Miss Universe, so would have it believed that she was referred to as Miss Piggy? From Kathleen Parker, Chicago Tribune:

The former Miss Universe of 1996 has risen from the ashes of former fame to become the nom du jour thanks to some delight-inducing opposition research by the Hillary Clinton campaign. As everyone now knows, Donald Trump was once nasty to Machado, whose coronation as the most beautiful figure in the world apparently coincided with the arrival of her appetite.

According to Machado, who has appeared on numerous talk shows, Trump called her “Miss Piggy,” “eating machine,” and “Miss Housekeeper,” by which we are to infer that he was cruel, lacking in compassion — though he says he interceded when pageant officials wanted to fire her — and a classist, racist, misogynist ogre.

From Washington Times:

Running to be the first woman president, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has taken a stern stand on combating sexual harassment and assault — and has insisted that every accuser who comes forward has “the right to be believed.”

But Mrs. Clinton took a very different approach herself 25 years ago as the wife of then-Gov. Bill Clinton, leading the effort to discredit women who came forward with their own stories of harassment or assault by her husband.

Campaign narratives written by reporters detailed how she honchoed the campaign team that handled “bimbo eruptions,” digging up personal papers and official records that could be used to undercut the stories told by a series of women. One top aide later recounted Mrs. Clinton’s intent to “destroy” the story of one accuser, while former adviser Dick Morris said Mrs. Clinton engaged in “blackmail” to try to force women to recant their stories.

If you were to believe the lame stream media, Little Donny’s un-collaborated descriptions of Miss Machado and her inference of those supposed remarks are somehow representative of Mr. Trumps attitude towards all women, not just hie women employees. Yet Mrs. Clinton’s and those of her paid surrogates, attacks on the scores women claiming to have some sort sexual relations with er husband, consensual and otherwise, are simply not an issue.