davidl on April 18th, 2016

Clinton_Hillary_pretty_in_orangeWords of wisdom from Hips to Big to Fail, New York Daily News:

Gun violence and killings by police are “part of the same threat” that faces young African-Americans, Hillary Clinton told a congregation in Westchester Sunday.

“Guns are not the answer to anything,” Clinton said while stumping at Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. “They are the answer to nothing except pain and heartbreak and ruined lives.”

Clinton has made a group of mothers whose children were killed by gun violence or in police custody a core part of her campaign, and was joined by three of them Sunday.

No word yet on when, or if, Mrs. Clinton plans to give up her armed Secret Service protection.

davidl on April 18th, 2016

It is silly world in which we live.   New York State co-ed asks the Mummy, John Kasich, how to avoid sexual assault.   Kasich tells her, in part, to obey the law.  Social Justice Warrior fit to tied. video.   Note the co-ed was circa eighteen.   The legal drinking age in the Empire State is twenty-one.   Evidently the idea of minor women staying sober and not getting sexually assaulted offends social justice warriors.

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Comrade Bernie

Legal Insurrection:

Team Bernie is not happy with the T-Shirt and related merchandise.

The idea of private property anti-revolutionary, capitalist.  It is the collective Bernie.   Practice what you preach.

Playing the trump card on Donald, from

Leon H. Wolf, Red State:

The only problem is that it requires Trump supporters to remember way back, back to the days before the primordial ooze was formed, six whole months ago, which is farther back than any Trump supporter can recall at all. At the time, Trump was being pressed gently about two facts: 1) that his companies tended to go habitually bankrupt, leaving his creditors in the lurch and 2) that he once attempted to use eminent domain to screw an old woman out of her home so he could build a limousine parking lot for one of his casinos.

Trump’s response to these undoubtedly true charges was “I took advantage of the laws of this country and did what any businessman would have done.” There was no justification offered for why these actions were right or fair; they were legal and they helped Trump get ahead, so his minions actually used them as evidence that Trump was a brilliant business man possessed of great foresight.

Now comes Ted Cruz, and he is showing Donald Trump how ruthless calculation is done.

When Trump screws investors he calls himself a smart business man.  When Ted Cruz reads, understands, and uses the political system, Donald complains the system is rigged.  No Donny, the system isn’t rigger.  You are lazy.

Eric Florack on April 17th, 2016

I don’t know about you guys but I’m getting damn tired watching drug prostitute himself and his organization for the Donald.

davidl on April 14th, 2016

Earlier I compared Donald Trump to Phineas Taylor Barnum.    My analogy was in error.  P.T. Barnum at least knew how to run a circus.   A better comparison to Trump might be Jesse Ventura who run for Governor of Minnesota as a joke but won and got stuck in office.

The Trump campaign is stuck on stupid, video:

Hat tip: Sara Gonzales, Red State.

Mean while back in the land of the sane, Ted Cruz is making reasonable sounding comparisons, video:

Cruz may not ooze charm, but he is both polite and reasonable.   That would put him two up  on Dim Won.

Eric Florack on April 13th, 2016

Over at National Review online, Rich Lowry puts together is good analysis of what’s happening on the ground as I have seen yet:

Maybe the Trump campaign will radically improve its delegate-selection game or perhaps Cruz hurts himself in some fundamental way in coming weeks, but barring those things or some unforeseen event, it is going to be a Cruz-friendly crowd on the floor of the Republican convention in July. It is a mistake to think of delegates as insiders as we usually think of the term. Yes, some of them are state party officials, but many more of them are activists. Very few of them will be naturally inclined to share the hostility to Cruz of Washington and certain parts of the donor class. On top of this, the Cruz campaign is out there doing all it can to make sure supporters are selected as delegates. This is why if Trump is a good distance away from 1,237 — say, short 50 delegates or more (100 would be safer) — you have to favor Cruz at a convention. 

The indications I’m seeing now suggests it isn’t even going to be that close. For all of this whining and carrying on that the Trumpkins are treating us to about how they’re going to shove Romney or John Kasich, Jeb or somebody down our throats again, the fact of the matter is there’s no way that’s going to happen. Slow the GOP maybe, but it’s not suicidal.

And before you start in about how NR is the house organ for the GOP, and that Rich is swinging the bat for Ted Cruz, let me set you straight. The GOP establishment is scared to death of Ted Cruz and rightly so. Moreover, Rich Lowry the last I looked was no major fan of Ted Cruz, either.

Ted Cruz will be the nominee.

davidl on April 11th, 2016

Statement of the regime’s Secretary of State, from Reuters:

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday called his visit to a memorial to victims of the 1945 U.S. nuclear attack on Hiroshima “gut-wrenching” and said it was a reminder of the need to pursue a world free of nuclear weapons.

The first U.S. secretary of state to visit Hiroshima, Kerry said President Barack Obama also wanted to travel to the city in southern Japan but he did not know whether the leader’s complex schedule would allow him to do so when he visits the country for a Group of Seven (G7) summit in May.

I am sure that had Forbes Kerry been President in 1945 he would have agonized over a decision to end the war started by by Empire of Japan with a minimum loss of American and Japanese lives. Fortunately for me, President Truman was made of sterner stuff.

Statement of President Harry S. Truman, 6 August 1945, from PBS:

Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima and destroyed its usefulness to the enemy. That bomb had more power than 20,000 tons of TNT. It had more than two thousand times the blast power of the British “Grand Slam” which is the largest bomb ever yet used in the history of warfare.

The Japanese began the war from the air at Pearl Harbor. They have been repaid many fold. And the end is not yet. With this bomb we have now added a new and revolutionary increase in destruction to supplement the growing power of our armed forces. In their present form these bombs are now in production and even more powerful forms are in development.

[…]

The United States had available the large number of scientists of distinction in the many needed areas of knowledge. It had the tremendous industrial and financial resources necessary for the project and they could be devoted to it without undue impairment of other vital war work. In the United States the laboratory work and the production plants, on which a substantial start had already been made, would be out of reach of enemy bombing, while at that time Britain was exposed to constant air attack and was still threatened with the possibility of invasion. For these reasons Prime Minister Churchill and President Roosevelt agreed that it was wise to carry on the project here. We now have two great plants and many lesser works devoted to the production of atomic power. Employment during peak construction numbered 125,000 and over 65,000 individuals are even now engaged in operating the plants. Many have worked there for two and a half years. Few know what they have been producing. They see great quantities of material going in and they see nothing coming out of these plants, for the physical size of the explosive charge is exceedingly small. We have spent two billion dollars on the greatest scientific gamble in history — and won.

[…]

We are now prepared to obliterate more rapidly and completely every productive enterprise the Japanese have above ground in any city. We shall destroy their docks, their factories, and their communications. Let there be no mistake; we shall completely destroy Japan’s power to make war.

It was to spare the Japanese people from utter destruction that the ultimatum of July 26 was issued at Potsdam. Their leaders promptly rejected that ultimatum. If they do not now accept our terms they may expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth. Behind this air attack will follow sea and land forces in such number that and power as they have not yet seen and with the fighting skill of which they are already well aware.

If Harry harbored any doubts and lost any sleep over the atomic raids on Hiroshima and later Nagasaki, he sure did not convey them. Possibly because of President Truman’s action to end the Japanese war of aggression, I am here. Had Harry gone the route preferred by Forbes Kerry, I might well not be here.

davidl on April 11th, 2016

Is the Obama regime planning a January 20, 2017 coup d’etat?

Item, from Washington Examiner:

Even if a President Trump were to order the CIA to torture terror suspects, the agency would refuse, Director John Brennan said.

In an interview with NBC News set to air Monday, Mr. Brennan said that enhanced interrogation techniques would not be worth the damage to the agency.

Item from Jazz Shaw, Hot Air:

The level of scrutiny the EPA has come under in recent years is both well deserved and a driving factor for some voters in the upcoming election. We’ve watched as lawlessness and overreach in one executive branch department after another were exposed (the VA, the IRS, etc.) but few have come close to the levels of abuse on display at the EPA. President Obama has been a staunch defender of the agency and his pick to lead it, Gina McCarthy. But sensing a change in the wind, the EPA director is up on her hind legs defending the department and predicting that even if a Republican takes the White House this November, the EPA will march onward. (Government Executive)

Willful refusal to obey legal orders, in the military, is called mutiny,  Mr. Brennan and Ms McCarthy have some explaining to do.    Both Brennan and McCarthy took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and not some former president’s demented world view.

Eric Florack on April 9th, 2016

I was sitting at the truck stop the other day having some breakfast. One of my fellow drivers turned to me and asked me if I was surprised at the amount of support that Donald Trump was getting.

The answer to the question came rather quickly, despite the idea that I have had no coffee so far that morning.

“Look”, I said… ” we have warning labels on lawn mowers warning people that putting their hands on their feet under the mowers could cause injury.”

At that point, my coffee arrived.

“We have warning labels on cups of coffee, saying the coffee is hot and it can burn you if you’re not careful.”

After pausing for a sip of the freshly arrived coffee, I continued.

” We have warning labels on plastic bags warning people not to put that plastic bags on their heads.”

Shaking my head, I finished the thought…

“So the answer to your question is no. That people are supporting Donald Trump doesn’t surprise me at all.”

Somehow, I don’t think that was the answer he expected.

davidl on April 8th, 2016

For whom does the Old Big Dawg bark? The duty of a surrogate is to put the interests of the client first.  Or in the case of a surrogate for a politician put the interests of the client politician first.   The problem with the old campaign dog B.J. Clinton that every time he faces a choice whether to defend his record, or to advance the cause of his wife, he strokes his ego and feeds his politician wife to the political dogs, from Betsy Newmark:

Bill Clinton’s response to the BLM protester indicates what happens when a politician will defend his position instead of surrendering to the pressure of hecklers. A lot of what he said was totally legitimate, but it’s just not what politicians should do. However, what is clear is that he regards Hillary’s campaign as a chance to talk about his own presidency. That seems more important to him than advancing Hillary’s race. And getting into a shouting match with a black protester is not going to help Hillary. I doubt that they wanted to spend the day defending Bill.

Mrs. Clinton’s claim to being qualified to be President is based on spending eight years in the East Wing of the White House. At the same time Mrs. Clinton repudiates seemingly every thing her legal husband, and proclaim co-president did while in the West Wing. Strange!

davidl on April 8th, 2016

There is a hard core population convinced that Nine-Eleven was an inside job.    No amount of evidence will ever convince the ilk of Rosie O’Donnell otherwise.   There simply is no conceivable that could or would convince the O’Donnell crowd that their pet theory is wrong.  Now the woman, formerly known as Smartest Woman in the World, b/k/a Mrs. B.J. Clinton pledges to resolve an even older pet conspiracy  theory, to wit the idea that the Earth has been and is being visited by extraterrestrial aliens,  otherwise known as James Carville deranged uncles. from CNN:

There has long been an air of conspiracy surrounding theories of alien life, and the head of Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Thursday it’s time to do away with the secrecy.
CNN’s Jake Tapper pulled aside Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, who was a guest on “The Lead,” to talk aliens.

“The U.S. government could do a much better job in answering the quite legitimate questions that people have about what’s going on with unidentified aerial phenomena,” Podesta said.
Podesta has made his interest in the possibility of alien life and conspiratorial leanings toward Area 51 well known.

Mrs.Clinton is not the first Clinton to look into UFO’s and Roswell. So did her husband, from Open Sources:

[Jimmy] Kimmel brought up the subject by saying that if he were president he would immediately go find out about UFOs. He said, “I probably wouldn’t even finish the oath. I would run to the White House. I’d demand to see all of the classified files on the UFOs because I want to know. I want to know what has been going on. Did you do that?”

[B.J.] Clinton replied, “Sort of.”

Clinton said he began looking into it at the beginning of his second term, during the 50th anniversary of the alleged Roswell UFO crash. Kimmel was surprised he waited so long. Clinton also said he looked into Area 51.

Clinton says there was a sci-fi movie that about an alien being held in Area 51. So he says he first had people look into Area 51 to find out if there really was an alien down there. He says he found out it was a secret base and the people who worked there even had to wear special clothing, but they were dealing with secret stealth technology, not aliens.

If the UFO wack jobs were not inclined to believe B.J. Clinton, why would they believe his wife? As President, Mrs. Clinton would no access to any secret files than her husband did, and an even greater perception of being a liar.

Eric Florack on April 7th, 2016

So says the RNC chairman.

People have been sitting down, on their hands, for the last several elections. Come on, RNC. Didn’t Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney teach you anything at all?

Eric Florack on April 7th, 2016

Have you noticed that Donald Trump supporters are starting to act and sound just like Al Gore supporters?

Eric Florack on April 7th, 2016

New phone, organizational problems. I’m back, and we’ll catch up soon

davidl on April 7th, 2016

I wonder how long it will be before the Obama regime issues rules to regulate Big Toy?   From Ashley Rae Goldenberg, MRCTV:

The White House will be holding a conference to encourage toy companies and the media to “break down gender stereotypes” because not enough girls are choosing to pursue careers in STEM fields.

The one-day conference, sponsored by the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Department of Education, and the Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California will try to address the “gender gaps in our workforce.”

According to the White House, it is a tremendous problem that only 29 percent of those in some of the “highest-paying, most in-demand” STEM fields are women.

[…]

The White House’s press release does not note that it is possible that girls and boys simply have different interests that may lead them to pursue different careers—and even want different toys.

A stereotype is any perception, whether true or not, which a social justice warrior does not agree.  Hence the need for re-education.

By what criteria does Ms Jarrett establish that not “enough” girls are pursuing STEM field careers?   Ms Jarrett would rail at the suggestion that a girl not be allowed to abort her unborn baby, but would evidently is willing to use the White House Gestapo to enforce  Ms Jarrett’s personal view of appropriate career fields for women.  I all for young women being able to both freely choose what careers they want to pursue and with what toys they play.  And you?

Is Ms Jarrett using public funds to pursue a legitimate problem, or just wasting tax payer dollars to stroke her personal vanity? I say the latter.

From History of Dolls:

A doll is a figure of a human being (or sometimes of an animal) used most often as a children’s toy, in magic and religious rituals. There are documents that prove that dolls were use in Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. They were made from materials that were available like clay, stone, wood, bone, ivory, leather or wax… There is also archaeological evidence that dolls were oldest known toys.

Wooden paddle dolls are one of the oldest dolls found. They were discovered in ancient Egyptian tombs that date from 2000BC. Their purpose is not entirely clear. Ancient Greek dolls with articulate limbs date from 200BC and documents from 100BC show dolls as children’s toys. Romans made dolls from clay, wood, ivory or rags. They were found in children’s graves dressed according to the latest fashions. Newly wed Greek and Roman girls would give their doll to Goddess. Some dolls had multiple roles. They were children’s playthings but they would also participate in rituals or used in children’s education. Some dolls were never given to the children because it was believed that they are too charged with magical powers.

Girls have been playing with dollars for apparently as long as their have been little girls. which long before Big Toy existed to perpetuate Valarie Jarrett’s evil stereotypes.    Wars on free speech and toys, what will the social justice warriors attack next?

davidl on April 6th, 2016

Statement from Donald Trump campaign after losing Wisconsin, via Red State:

Donald J. Trump withstood the onslaught of the establishment yet again. Lyin’ Ted Cruz had the Governor of Wisconsin, many conservative talk radio show hosts, and the entire party apparatus behind him. Not only was he propelled by the anti-Trump Super PAC’s spending countless millions of dollars on false advertising against Mr. Trump, but he was coordinating `with his own Super PAC’s (which is illegal) who totally control him. Ted Cruz is worse than a puppet— he is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from Mr. Trump. We have total confidence that Mr. Trump will go on to win in New York, where he holds a substantial lead in all the polls, and beyond. Mr. Trump is the only candidate who can secure the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination and ultimately defeat Hillary Clinton, or whomever is the Democratic nominee, in order to Make America Great Again.

And all this after Trump finally said something smart. In his plan to finance the border fence, Trump noted that illegal immigrants are draining money from our economy. So instead keeping illegal Mexican immigrants, and losing our money to Mexico, let us lose the immigrants and keep our money. We might not even need the fence.

If you take Donny at face value, and who would, he did at least keep one campaign promise. Donny has promised to unify the republicans, and according to him, he has, all in opposition to him. And who said it could not be done.

As for Trump’s accusation of illegal campaign coordination by the Cruz campaign, Trump either needs to put up the evidence or shut up. If Trump has evidence of crimes committed by the Cruz campaign, he as an obligation to bring the evidence, not the mere allegation, forward. If Trump lacks such evidence, has libeled Ted Cruz and owes him yet another apology Donny, it put up or shut up.