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.

davidl on May 6th, 2016

Trump_ClintonThe Trump v. Clinton question is which liar do you prefer, the liar is a bad pants suit or the liar with a bad hair piece? Camille Paglia suggests that it was the relentless hounding of social justice warrior attack dogs that swelled the ranks of the Trumpkins It certainly wasn’t anything Donald did that resembled acting presidential, or even civilized. More Paglia, from Salon:

Trump has knocked the stilts out from the GOP establishment and crushed the pretensions of a battalion of political commentators on both the Left and Right. Portraying him as a vile racist, illiterate boob, or the end of civilization as we know it hasn’t worked because his growing supporters are genuinely motivated by rational concerns about border security and bad trade deals. Whether Trump, with his erratic impulses and gratuitous crudities, can morph toward statesmanship remains to be seen. We don’t need another bumbling rube like George W. Bush, who bizarrely ambushed German chancellor Angela Merkel by grabbing and massaging her shoulders from behind as she was seated at a G8 Summit meeting in St. Petersburg in 2006.

Is Mrs. Clinton willing, or even able, to call off her attack dogs.   Will the social justice warriors give us 1968 redux?   Then unlike Donald Trump or Mrs. Clinton, Richard Nixon was smart.

As it stands right now, Donald Trump has done nothing whatsoever to earn our votes. Based on his output so far, it’s not unreasonable to wonder if he has the capacity to earn our vote.

The argument that I’m hearing right now from a lot of supposed conservatives is that we have to beat Hillary and therefore it Trump is the only option.

Well, no, first of all, he’s not the only option. We have a lot of options including the ones that have been exercised by the American people for the last generation or so, which includes not voting at all. For those that insist on voting, there are other options to vote for is well. All of which are valid.

Thing is, Trump has done absolutely nothing to tell us what he is going to do once he is president.

He’s going to build a wall and make the Mexicans pay for it. Oh, wait, no he isn’t either.

He’s going to make America great again. Well, how? What is he going to do for individual liberties and free markets?

What is he going to do to cut down government? What’s he going to do to reduce the size and scope of government? What’s he going to do to increase individual freedom?

He’s already told us that he’s leaning toward Single Payer for healthcare which is precisely what the Democrats had in mind anyway.

Think about it now. Single-payer is precisely what Hillary Clinton was pushing for in the nineties, remember? Single-payer has always been the Democrat wet dream. This is the conservative answer? This is the guy who believes in free markets?

He’s told is he is pro-abortion. He’s told us he’s going to raise taxes.

. He’s told us that he is going to be a protection as president, raising all kinds of tariffs which is precisely what extended the Great Depression in the thirties.

He’s now making noises that he wants John Kasich as a VP, when Kasich himself comes down to the left of Hillary Clinton.

This is not a very impressive collection of statements so far, and certainly it is not earning our votes.

It is not unreasonable for us to ask mr. Trump to give us a cogent reason for electing him that does not involve Hillary Clinton?

He hasn’t done that. And as I have suggested, I doubt he has the ability. Trump supporters, and the conservatives who have managed to capitulate to Trump and his supporters, have a lot of answers as to what he’s going to do as president, most of which conflict with each other.

Clearly the message that Trump has been sending in all these matters is at least muddled if not non-existent. And I will tell you point blank that if he doesn’t come up with an answer for those questions, he does not deserve nor will he get a broad enough base within the Republican party or outside of it for that matter to achieve the White House.

That is precisely why Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump Head to Head as this is written.

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The people that are willing to vote for Hillary Clinton are not going to have their minds changed if they haven’t by now. I don’t care if we had video of Hillary Clinton’s shooting those poor people in Benghazi herself, they would still vote for her regardless. So the only minds that are to be changed are the ones who are conservatives, and reluctant to vote for Donald Trump.

Unless and until he comes up with a substantive answer to the questions I have posed he’s not going to attain the presidency.

davidl on May 5th, 2016

Let me be perfectly clear, male perverts do not belong in girls’ restrooms.

Ms Spivey’s caption to her video:

ATTENTION JACKSONVILLE:

I was approached by this man yesterday in the bikini section of Target, out here in Yulee. Now the thing is is that the same guy approached me two years ago here in Jacksonville at a Publix while I was shopping. The locations were about an hour apart in distance from each other.

When he approached me yesterday he did not remember who I was, until I called him out on it in this video. When he approached me in Publix two years ago he had two small children with him under the age of three in his shopping cart. The basket of his shopping cart was filled with multiple different types of razors that were for both men and women. He starts out his conversation with the same punch line he uses here in the very beginning of this video saying, “Hey there I don’t mean to bother you but I just bought this maxi dress for my wife at Ross and I was kinda worried about the sheerness of it.”

He says his wife has put on weight after giving birth and he uses her as a way to start asking questions that get extremely inappropriate. For instance he starts asking his wife should wear the maxi dress with no panties, and if she should shave “down there” trying to make it seem very innocent in the way he’s asking. He then asks if you’re wearing panties, etc.

Whiles he’s asking these questions he’s filming you with his cell phone, and I knew he was by the way he was holding his phone. I had this feeling there was way more to what he was doing than just asking questions, it was very routine for him like he’s been doing this for a long time. So I went immediately to the front and reported him, they called the cops and he was banned from that publix. It was NOT illegal what he was doing.

However when this incident happened yesterday that was the second encounter that I have had with this guy and this time it was much worse.

After I called him out in this video when he gives me his punch line and as I’m staring at his basket full of razors, he clearly doesn’t remember who I am, and then the shock rushes over his face and he starts to run, so I chase after his sorry ass because I wanted his tag info. I wanted this guy caught. There was something not right about him.

He then took off on foot to the McDonalds across the way right by the Target, is there for about five minutes when we’re all waiting for him to come back because his truck was parked in Target’s parking lot. So he comes running back, jumped in his truck, spun out of the parking lot and he just so happen to spin out onto A1A right in front of the cop that was coming to target for the incident. He ran from the cops, they had to chase him. They finally got him to pull over, he wouldn’t get out of his truck and they had to pull him out at gunpoint.

So when they ran his background he has a history of video voyeurism and has been in trouble for putting cameras in his shoes and filming under girls skirts, in the dressing rooms when girls are changing into bikinis, etc. He filmed three different girls in one location at Neptune Beach. He’s been all over Jacksonville.

He told the police he has a problem with pornography and that he didn’t know what to do about it.

If you guys could please share this and anyone who has possibly had encounter with this creep to please contact the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.

This guy is a huge creep and he’s only being charged with reckless driving, which in this case yesterday he didn’t do anything YET because he ran off. In not concerned about charges, I mean I am but I’m more concerned with his face getting out there and him being stopped.

He has approached minors as well, and there’s no telling how he could easily manipulate a young mind and how far he could take the situation.

Hat tip: Sara Gonzales Red State.

For some strange reason, Target seems to think that this pervert should be free to use the same restroom as your daughter.    What say you?

Eric Florack on May 4th, 2016

I’ve heard this argument several times in the last 12 hours, that the will of the voters should Prevail and we should all unified behind the choice of the voter. If that’s true, wasn’t Obama the choice of the voters? What then do we say about the objections to him and his policies?

Eric Florack on May 4th, 2016

It’s not a matter of being upset about Cruz losing, per se.

We must take a stand against what the Republican party has dumped on us.

For a generation and more we’ve been voting for the lesser of two evils, constantly hoping that somehow the message will get across.. That’s how we are, right where we are.

At some point, a stand must be taken against what the party has been doing. The message must be sent, this far, no further. We’re not going to do that by voting in the most liberal candidate the GOP has ever nominated.

The idiots running the GOP didn’t get the message when Bob Dole lost, when John McCain lost, when Mitt Romney lost. It all went right by them.

So here comes the lesson again. Either you put a conservative at the top of the ticket, a genuine dyed-in-the-wool conservative, or we stay home. And you lose again. And the liberal Democrats win.

That’s not the fault of the people who stay home. That’s the fault of the party leadership. Choices have consequences. The GOP decided to ignore what the voters have been saying. That choice must have a consequence.

And before you start tuning up about how Trump attracted more primary voters etcetera etcetera, you better look at what the polls are saying about what’s going to happen in the general election. Most Americans no longer vote you see. That’s because they feel they have nobody to vote for. It’s going to happen again right before your very eyes. And I’m going to refer you back to this statement, when that happens.

I said it for Bob Dole’s loss, John McCain’s loss, and Mitt Romney’s loss. Predicted it every Blessed time.

And I’m telling you right now, Get used to saying President Clinton again.

davidl on May 4th, 2016

Donald Trump, a life long democrat and demented nut case, has become the presumptive republican nominee. There will be much joy in Chappaqua. Mrs. Clinton got twice the votes in Donald’s presumed home state, New York.  Jake Tapper demolished Trump.   Expect this to be become a regular occurrence.  Now that Trump has destroyed the Republican Party,  Trump is now expendable.

With Mrs. Clinton as President, the First and Second Amendments, our national security and common decency will all be expendable.