Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hillary Clinton "our kids are watching"

Our Kids Are Watching

This is a great campaign commercial and it illustrates perfectly Donald Trump's personal weaknesses.  I mean really... How smart can you be when you record on tape this kind of ammunition for your opponent to use?



Now back in 1998 our kids were watching when the Clintons made oral sex a matter for public discussion, but I'm not sure that's going to matter now.

For me, I'll just sit back and enjoy the irony of Hillary Clinton asking America to reject Trump on moral grounds.

It's kind of like Christians who pollute themselves and their families with network television and then claim that Donald Trump just isn't holy enough to be their nominee.  But I guess there is a lot of hypocrisy out there.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Cops and the Black Man

From Robert VerBruggen in The National Review:

Let’s start with a fact everyone should be able to agree on: There is a disparity. Blacks are about 13 percent of the American population, yet according to data collected by the Washington Post in 2015 and 2016 thus far, they are about 27 percent of those killed by police. (For all the numbers in this article, I exclude any cases for which the race is “unknown.”)

But this isn’t the end of the discussion. Police are allowed, indeed often expected, to kill in certain circumstances — namely, when they reasonably think it is necessary to stop a threat to life or limb. People who pose such a threat are not necessarily representative of the entire population. So the question is, if not 13 percent, what baseline should we be comparing that 27 percent against?

One possible comparison group is murderers: According to the FBI, about half are black. Another is cop-killers, i.e., those who demonstrably presented a lethal threat to police: Again according to the FBI, about 43 percent are black. Still another is violent criminals in general: Most of these commit relatively minor offenses (such as simple assault, where there is no weapon or serious injury), but according to victimization surveys, about 24 percent are black. In other words, violent-crime rates roughly explain the gap — indeed, they over-explain it in the case of murderers and cop-killers, who are far more likely to be black than police-shooting victims are.
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Assuming that police are aware of these numbers and percentages, there would have to be a built-in prejudice against blacks solely based upon (a politically incorrect) reality.  But that prejudice does not appear to be reflected in the police shooting data.

The peaceful black man's biggest problem is the violent black man's effect upon society's fears,apprehensions, and prejudices... Just as the peaceful Muslim's biggest problem is the Muslim extremist.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Why should not an inner-city resident wish to buy a legal weapon, when armed security guards patrol America’s far safer gated communities? For most of the Clintons’ adult lives, they have been accompanied by men and women with concealed weapons to ensure their safety — on the premise that firearms, not mace, not Tasers, not knives or clubs, alone would ultimately keep the two safe.
The very wealthy can afford to be more concerned for a three-inch smelt than for irrigation water that will ensure that there are jobs for tractor drivers and affordable food for the less-well-off. When Hillary Clinton talks about putting miners out of work, she’s talking about people she has no desire to see unless she needs their votes.
Outsourcing jobs affects predominantly the lower middle classes; no pundit, D.C. staffer, or New York lawyer is replaced by some cheaper English-speaker from the Punjab. Obamacare follows the same pattern. Elites who praise it to the skies either have the money or the Cadillac plans to navigate around it. I doubt that Rahm Emanuel and his brothers queue up at a surgery center, hoping to win five minutes with an ophthalmologist who now treats 70 patients a day to survive under Obamacare."
--Victor Davis Hansen

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Candidates Who Excite the ignorant

In 2008 the Democrat Party introduced a very exciting presidential candidate that actually won in Indiana... You have to be a very exciting Democrat Candidate to win in Indiana.

He had no accomplishments but he was "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean" according to Joe Biden... and for expressing so remarkable a compliment for an African-American male, Joe was made his running mate...  The reasoning being that for Joe to go out upon such a tenuous limb as to call a black man bright and clean, he deserved the Vice Presidency.

Obama lacked any credentials in his first campaign and brandished no accomplishments in his second campaign... but he was exciting.  And, he looked nice and had a nice voice... just like people on TV... And in the spirit of Affirmative Action... Well, you know the outcome.

This year the Republicans are offering up a very exciting candidate of their own, and just as with the Obama campaigns, ignorant people are lining up to get excited over him.  He is a vulgar ignoramus... just like people on TV.

This may be an ongoing trend in America as our citizens become more TV-entertainment fixated and more ignorant of history and its lessons.

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Quote of the Day

"The choice this November is tragic. As happens often in life, this choice is between bad and worse, not bad and good.
But America has made that choice before. Forced to choose between bad and worse, we supported Stalin against Hitler and supported right-wing authoritarians against Communist totalitarians."
--Dennis Prager

Prager makes a good point and numbers his reasons for choosing the lesser of two evils:

1. Prevent a left-wing Supreme Court.
2. Increase the defense budget.
3. Repeal, or at least modify, Dodd-Frank.
4. Prevent Washington, D.C., from becoming a state and giving the Democrats another two permanent senators.
5. Repeal ObamaCare.
6. Curtail illegal immigration, a goal that has nothing necessarily to do with xenophobia or nativism (just see Western Europe).
7. Reduce job-killing regulations on large and small businesses.
8. Lower the corporate income tax and bring back hundreds of billions of offshore dollars to the United States.
9. Continue fracking, which the Left, in its science-rejecting hysteria, opposes.

For me, reason number one is the only argument for pulling the lever for Trump.  An activist Supreme Court torches The Constitution and changes our country forever.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

An Undivided Party has its Advantages

Many Trump supporters and haters have decided that Trump will most certainly win in November based upon the present polls that show a tight race or Trump with a narrow lead.

I'm a little bit surprised myself.

But Clinton is still in a fight with half her party over the nomination.  Bernie will eventually go away, and I expect the numbers to favor Clinton at that time.

So please don't get excited Mr. Trump Supporter... Heartache may be coming your way this summer and fall.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Quotes of the Day

"America was founded on the idea of small government. But the Left is based on big government.
America was founded on the principle that human rights come from the Creator. For the Left, rights come from the state.
America was founded on the belief that in order to maintain a small government, a God-fearing people is necessary. The Left opposes God-based religions, particularly Judeo-Christian religions. Secularism is at the core of Leftism every bit as much as egalitarianism is.
It took generations, but the Left has succeeded (primarily through the schools, but also through the media) in substituting its values for America’s."
--Dennis Prager

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"If a boy who identifies as female has a right under Title IX to use the girls’ restrooms and showers, then it would clearly be discrimination on the basis of gender identity to bar a boy who identifies as male from also using them. After all, the difference between these two biological males is that they have different gender identities. How could one of the males be allowed to use the girls’ facilities and the other be barred from doing so if Title IX bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity? In short, contrary to everyone’s (including the Obama administration’s) understanding of Title IX, the transgender illogic would disallow any system of single-sex facilities to survive."
--Ed Whelan

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Saturday, May 07, 2016

The Rulers, The Authorities, And The Powers

There was a time when I regularly watched Bill O'Reilly talk about the world's problems for an hour without ever mentioning the Enemy or our Lord.  Bill obviously doesn't know what is really going on.   But my heart is so earthbound that I regularly fall prey to the fantasies of the false teachers and the ignorant and actually work up an anger against men with whom I know I do not struggle.

But when I push myself away from the world's table long enough to sober up from the alcohol of entertainment... When I empty myself of network television and am subsequently filled with you know Who... When I discard the habits of the rich man and embrace the life of the poor man, say... In rural China,  who can afford neither television nor the antenna to receive its signal... When I live the life I was created to live between earth and God... then I actually feel the peace the Bible promises.

Even before death there is a price to pay for loving the world... the world inspired and run by the rulers, the authorities, and the powers.  Even before death there is a price to pay for inviting the enemies of God into your home and heart. 

Peace is better, and its abundance or meagerness identifies that which I love and portends my future.

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Friday, May 06, 2016

Living in a Red State has its Advantages

In a year in which Democrats nominated one of the most unlikable persons that ever walked the planet, the Trump voters decided that nominating someone even more unlikable was a good idea. 

Well the drunken night has run its course, the sun has risen, and Hillary Clinton is up 13 points over Trump... And Indiana is only leaning red.  Who saw that coming?

I can't stomach the Trump News Network (The News Network formerly known as Fox) so this morning I tuned in to MSNBC, where Rachael Maddow is so so so so happy.  The Democrats are like the Allies of World War II having learned that Hitler has committed suicide.

So a special thanks to Donald, Sarah, Jeff, Chris, Sean, Ann, Rush, Bill, Laura, the twits on Fox and Friends, Mitch, John, and the rest of the insipid Republican Establishment for their help in establishing the Democrats as the ruling Party in America for the next one hundred years.

So where was I going with this?

Oh yes, living in a red state has its advantages... and here it is:
There is no reason for me to sully myself by voting for Donald Trump.  If Trump needs my vote to win Indiana, then the swing states are already lost, and the election is already over.

Which it is.

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

 Quote of the Day

Trump won’t win. And his loss, and Hillary’s presidency, will be the fault of the people who nominated him. It is outrageous and dishonest to blame Trump’s loss on the very people who warned you for months that he would lose. The fact that Trump is roundly despised, mocked and dismissed by the general electorate is not a new revelation. It’s been the case since his announcement speech, and for many years before that. The blame for President Hillary falls on those who ignored this reality, not on the ones who’ve been shouting desperately about it since July.
Speaking of which, please take a bow, Sean Hannity.  Also, Laura Ingraham, Bill O’Reilly, etc. These paragons of conservatism worked tirelessly for many months to destroy their movement and assure a Hillary Clinton presidency. This morning, their victory on both counts is all but assured. We should congratulate them on their achievement, and, out of respect for their tireless efforts, we should be sure to remember their names and what they did. I imagine Hillary Clinton and the DNC are writing personalized thank you notes to every Trump shill on cable news and talk radio as we speak. They deserve the recognition. Truly, no one has done more to advance the Democrat cause than Sean Hannity and his fellow Trump lickspittles.
--Matt Walsh

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Perfect

Saw this on Facebook.

I'm sure I've used "your" when I should have used "you're" many times... But surely if I was making a poster for the internet...

But perhaps today's standards are different and I'm being a grammarphobe or something.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Trump is certainly not the answer for our mess, but he is not the cause of it either. His supporters are not saints, but they embrace the argument that elites promote policies in the abstract whose negative consequences in the concrete always fall on someone else less wealthy and well-connected. Their anger at those hypocrisies deserves to be heard with respect. For the most part, they are supporting a candidate who, by the standards of a debased age, is no more disingenuous or disreputable than he who currently sits in the White House or she who will likely sit there in 2017."

--Victor Davis Hansen

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Look Who's Back

A time traveler in military uniform wakes up on a sunny Berlin afternoon in 2011, looking up at a blue sky without enemy aircraft overhead. He hears no shelling, explosions or sirens.  You know his name. You know his face.

I love Netflix... No Madison Avenue, and I get to watch movies that I would never otherwise get to see. 

I recently suffered through the subtitles of a German film named Look Who's Back, which places a time travelling Hitler in modern day Berlin.  Much of the movie is played for comedy, but the underlying theme is a people frustrated with immigrants coming into, and changing their country... And this strange man saying the things they've felt about the situation but never expressed.

A German television station finds him, and believing he is an actor and comedian, enlists him to come and drive up their ratings.  The first time he appears on live TV he just stands there for a full minute, silently looking at his audience, just as Hitler did before his speeches back in pre-war Germany.



At the end of the movie, film is shown of right wing hate groups protesting along with clips of the time traveling Hitler riding through the streets... And he exclaims, "I can work with this."

I recommend the film.  It shows how when a government is deaf to the concerns of its citizens, the way is paved for the ascendance of the most outrageous characters...

(If you're not thinking about Donald Trump by now... you may be a Trump Zombie.)

I'm sure it was meant to be a left wing warning against right wing extremism in Germany, but the overwhelming popularity that the film has enjoyed may suggest an effect that is something contrary to the filmmaker's intent.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

How a Contested Convention Could Save Us

I watched MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning because I simply couldn't stomach another episode of Trump and Friends over on Fox News.  Well, I did peek for a few seconds and predictably it was all about how Cruz's victory in Wisconsin would effect Donald Trump's triumphant march to the nomination.

Call me crazy, but with the Supreme Court on the verge of becoming the Supreme Beings... the secular version of Iran's Council of Guardians... I'm thinking Republicans should be focused upon winning the election in November.

And when over half of his own party's voters consider Donald Trump scary (see Wisconsin exit polls) he isn't going to win in November.

My hope is that come convention time we will all take a deep breath,  look at the polling,  and nominate someone who has a chance to win.  That someone may be neither Donald Trump nor Ted Cruz. 

I'm fine with that.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Forgetting the Buckley Rule

While our border is a joke and Muslim Extremists threaten the civilized world, America is threatened in a more personal way by a coming identity change that will effectively eliminate the Constitution and render the House and Senate a lesser branch of the Federal Government.  That means that we the people lose our ability to choose the kind of country we want as the Supreme Court substitutes liberal politics for the Constitution. 

With the Supreme Court up for grabs this was a bad year to forget the Buckley Rule:  “Nominate the most conservative candidate who is electable.”

We can argue about whether Donald Trump is a Conservative, but it really doesn't matter.  He isn't going to win. 

Trump has one third of the Republican voters behind him and a longstanding 60% disapproval rating against him.  Too bad.  With the Democrats nominating the most unattractive candidate it could find, this was an election a Conservative could have won.

The average Trump Zombie has never heard of William F Buckley Jr... He's not a TV star.

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