Sunday, October 16, 2016

De-legitimizing voting results.


Trump is now being rightly criticized for calling the elections rigged against him. All of the left-wing fainting couches are occupied at the sheer irresponsibility of Trump trying to de-legitimize the pending win of Clinton. And I agree, it is irresponsible. But not that unusual.

Andrew Jackson won the popular vote in 1824 versus John Q. Adams but lost the electoral college vote and spent the next four years screaming about a "corrupt bargain." The Democrats in the South were so troubled by the legitimacy of Lincoln's election they decided to start a civil war. Hayes v Tilden in 1876 was decided by fraudulent results in Florida (of course). Chester Arthur was accused of being born in Canada. (Proving that  birther movements aren't necessarily driven by racism).

And recently we have Democrats asserting for eight years George W. Bush was not the real President because the election was stolen by the Supreme Court.

My favorite however, is the NY Times in particular, which has spent, since the shellacking suffered by the Democrats in 2010 much ink on claiming the Republican control of the House is not legitimate because of gerrymandering.

Yes, I agree, Trump is a buffoon and a sore loser. So are others.


Trump reminds me of Jackson: Loud, ignorant, boorish, bigoted full of populist nonsense and economically illiterate.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

"This Piece of Human Garbage"


This tweet storm from @mbglenn has made it's way around the tubes of the interweb. Nothing I disagree with. What strikes me however is this: We've known for decades Trump is a bloviating ignoramus (thanks George Will). We've known for decades Trump is a racist misogynist. (thanks Howard Stern). We've known for decades Trump is a corrupt crony capitalist. We've known for decades Trump is a Democrat mercantilist with foolish, ignorant views on trade and the economy. I guess there's always a last straw and I guess for many it was the Billy Bush tape. I'm glad they've finally recognized what this piece of human garbage has been saying for 30 years. But it's too bad this Saul on the road to Tarsus moment didn't come when this clown rode down the escalator June of last year and pronounced Mexicans were rapists and murderers.

The Republicans got what they wanted. They wanted a belligerent, anti-immigrant, non-politician. Congratulations GOP. You got him.

Here is the cut and paste of @mbglenn:

So let me get this straight: I, a conservative female, have spent years defending the Republican Party against claims of sexism. 1/

When I saw Republican men getting attacked I stood up for them. I came to their defense. I fought on their behalf. 2/

I fought on behalf of a movement I believed in. I fought on behalf of my principles while other women told me I hated my own sex. 3/

Not only charges of sexism, but I defended @marcorubio during Go8, I fought in my state to stop the @ScottWalker recall, etc…

Now some Trojan horse nationalist sexual predator invades the @GOP, eating it alive, and you cowards sit this one out? 5/ 
He treats women like dogs, and you go against everything I – and other female conservatives – said you were & back down like cowards. 6/

Get this straight: We don’t need you to stand up for us, YOU needed to stand up for us for YOU. For YOUR dignity. For YOUR reputation. 7/

Jeff Sessions says that he wouldn’t “characterize” Trump’s unauthorized groping of women as “assault.” Are you kidding me?! 8/

Others try to rebuke his comments, yet STILL choose to vote for a sexual predator - because let’s be honest, that’s what he is. 9/

"What he said is wrong, and the way he treats women is wrong, but it’s not wrong enough for me to not vote for him." Thanks, cowards. 10/

Various men in the movement are writing it off as normal, confirming every stereotype the left has thrown at them. So I'm done. 11/

I'm sooo done. If you can’t stand up for women & unendorse this piece of human garbage, you deserve every charge of sexism thrown at you. 12

I’m just one woman, you won’t even notice my lack of presence at rallies, fair booths, etc., You won’t really care that I’m offended 13/

by your silence, and your inability to take a stand. But one by one you’ll watch more women like me go, & you’ll watch men of 14/

ACTUAL character follow us out the door. And what you’ll be left with are the corrupt masses that foam at the mouth every time you step 15/

Outside the lines. Men who truly see women as lesser beings, & women without self-respect. & your “guiding faith” & "principles" will be 16/

Attached to them as well. And when it’s all said and done, all you’ll have left is the party The Left always accused you of being. Scum. 17/

CC: @SpeakerRyan @tedcruz @marcorubio @SpeakerRyan @Reince And every other tool refusing to unendorse this monster. 17/X


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Where Does the NY Times (and Trump) Come Up With This Garbarge?


From your favorite propagandist:

But trade comes with no assurances that the spoils will be shared equitably. Across much of the industrialized world, an outsize share of the winnings have been harvested by the well-off, while ordinary laborers have borne the costs.

 Good lord we can look at HUNDREDS of years of history across geographies and cultures and find OVERWHELMING evidence FREE TRADE IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE-INCLUDING POOR PEOPLE, you boobs at the NY Times (and Donald Trump and Hillary and Bernie).

Jesus Mary and Joseph you don't need a PhD to understand  the ability of a poor person to buy abundant high quality goods from around the world is good for that poor person.

Will everyone stop being so damned stupid about this?


Who Needs to Watch the Debate When We Have Twitter


Rather than watch two narcissistic, NY liberal Democrat, pathological liars shout at each other for 90 minutes I helped my daughter prepare for her American History test, then went to sleep.

But the even better news is Twitter gave me a summary of everything I missed; Which turns out, I missed nothing.

From The Federalist


Friday, September 23, 2016

Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare


This is rich. From The Hill,

Democrats are beginning to talk about changing ObamaCare to fix what they acknowledge are growing problems in the law’s insurance marketplaces.

Insurers have been dropping out of ObamaCare or hiking their premiums this year due to financial losses, fueling Republican criticism of the law ahead of the November elections.

While Democrats are pushing back at the GOP attacks, they are also expressing hope that Republicans will work with them to make fixes to the law when the new Congress convenes in 2017.
It brings more than a few things to mind. One is the constant criticism towards anyone every suggesting any change to Obamacare. This reaction is as good as any over the past few years

Asked about today’s events, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters, “Republicans are poised to host another vote in the United States Congress today for the 60th time to repeal Obamacare. It’s almost like it’s Groundhog Day, except today it is actually Groundhog Day and they’re doing it again.”
 Democrats have acted as if the ACA is the Torah, unalterable. Except of course, when they want to change it.

The other reaction I have is, "Told you so."

And the last reaction?  I'll let President Obama handle that one.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Luke 16:10 Election


I know the supporters of Trump want to point out how bad Clinton is. And they are right.

I know the supporters of Clinton want to point out how bad Trump is. And they are right also.

Both of these are fundamentally dishonest people and I'm not convinced either is competent at governing.

I heard this this morning, from Luke 16:10

"The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones; and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones."

In matters large and small both of these candidates are dishonest and untrustworthy.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

What Does The Donald Most Remind You Of?

In many ways the performances of Donald Trump remind me of male chimpanzees and their dominance rituals... In order to impress rivals, males seeking to rise in the dominance hierarchy perform spectacular displays: stamping, slapping the ground, dragging branches, throwing rocks. The more vigorous and imaginative the display, the faster the individual is likely to rise in the hierarchy, and the longer he is likely to maintain that position.                                                                                                                                                                            -Jane Goodall