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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Left & Right DC elites getting their fannies kicked. And they don't even know it.

  So I've imposed on myself a short sabbatical from blogging. It isn't the first time and I'm sure it won't be the last, given the nature of this election and the lying liars who get their fat faces on tv all the time telling us all how to think.
  To say I'm disappointed in Bill Krystal, Mitt Romney and Jonah Goldberg is an understatement. 
  Right now the most revolting person on the right to me is the former blogger Erick Erickson who made it to the big time of tee-vee with Tea Party momentum: he's emblematic of the fatheads who've been instructing us how to win when their main idea of winning is a fat tv contract for themselves to expound more winning ideas that will help fathead Hillary! win.
   The "leaders" of our country--both right and life AND the parrot class--seem to believe that we rubes don't know what the hell we are doing by voting OUT the current crop of fatheads and grafting new life onto the federal vine.
  There's a great (as in YUGELY stupid) example over at the Politico which attempts to defined why so many Americans are deluded enough to think Trump rather than Hillary is best suited to kick the world's ass.
  We rubes have always been attracted to supercilious condescension or maybe not since I have to resist the urge to vomit when forced to listen to academic and chattering classes. 
  They know much more; therefore, ee stupid. You smart.
  According to Politico, the elite circles have justified the rubes' votes for Trump as a "psychological quirk," ignoramuses suffering from what some grandee named Dunning has termed the Dunning-Kruger Effect.
  This author does not recognize insufferable glibness, but has spotted others' stupidity which he breathlessly defines this way:
In studies in my research lab, people with severe gaps in knowledge and expertise typically fail to recognize how little they know and how badly they perform. To sum it up, the knowledge and intelligence that are required to be good at a task are often the same qualities needed to recognize that one is not good at that task—and if one lacks such knowledge and intelligence, one remains ignorant that one is not good at that task. This includes political judgment.
  Apparently one does not watch Watters' World or Kimmel's Lie Witness News where the ignorance of the average left wing college student is frequently exposed but, oh, well, Dunning has given the cocktail circuit more material.
  Stunningly, Dunning--who appears to be oblivious of our current president's proclivities--describes Trump this way:
Many commentators have pointed to these confident missteps as products of Trump’s alleged narcissism and egotism. My take would be that it's the other way around. Not seeing the mistakes for what they are allows any potential narcissism and egotism to expand unchecked.
  See, I don't think we're all going to have to become accustomed to a narcissist and egotist in the White House. At least with Trump, we won't have to worry that the First Lady is cavorting with the Energizer Bunny in the White House movie room.
Again, the key to the Dunning-Kruger Effect is not that unknowledgeable voters are uninformed; it is that they are often misinformed—their heads filled with false data, facts and theories that can lead to misguided conclusions held with tenacious confidence and extreme partisanship, perhaps some that make them nod in agreement with Trump at his rallies.
Trump himself also exemplifies this exact pattern, showing how the Dunning-Kruger Effect can lead to what seems an indomitable sense of certainty.
  Sooooo, you dummies, once you realize that your "heads are filled with false data, facts and theories" that lead to conclusions unapproved by the presiding fascists, you will instead learn to "nod in agreement" with your betters, be they Left or Right.
  And, sooooo, to the fascists on the right and left, I'd like to take this small opportunity to articulate a response to my intellectual and social superiors in the most inimical yet cerebral voice I can muster.
  I hate to be rude but.
  Eff you.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Republican elites: Trump won. Get over it.

  Anyone who reads this column with regularity (those 2 of you out there) knows that Donald Trump isn't my candidate.
  However, I find the GOP elite's, the political pundits' and the other candidates' disdain for the will of the people appalling. They need to just STHU.
  The people have spoken, and I have a feeling when Bernie goes down a lot more of them are going to speak loudly. 
  This time the people aren't going to tolerate the underhanded way both parties are trying to reorder the will of the people by manipulating the system and ignoring hundreds of millions of people. Watching them flailing like T -Rex dinosaurs at a banquet table is good entertainment but the red meat is watching Hillary lose repeatedly to an old geezer Communist.
  That grating scratchy voice bellowing that "it's time we stop bellowing and start talking to one another" is as laughter-generating for a Trump fan as a five year old's visit to the circus. 
  The woman's a nightmare and her admirers' accolades are falling on deaf ears as the reality of her obnoxiousness reaches new and profound heights.
  I figure Biden and Warren are waiting in the wings for Hillary's indictment. That could be real trouble. 
  Anyway, if you're like me, then you've adjusted your mind to the fact that The Orange One will be entertaining us for some time. He's enjoying the limelight and so are we.
  As we can see by the one third of West Virginia Democrat voters' decisions to support Trump, Trump has a lot more support than CNN or MSNBC has acknowledged. 
  They're shocked. 
  Haha. Shocked, I tell ya.

Trump: she ate like a pig

  I don't know what's wrong with Hillary followers. Now they're running an anti-Trump ad that really, er, is ineffective, shall we say.
  I laughed and laughed when I heard this the first time. Then I ran it again and laughed again.
  Why is it so refreshing to hear a politician actually saying the truth, even though he wasn't a politician at the time he said most of this stuff. 
  It's hilarious. The comments under the video at YouTube indicate I'm not the only one who thinks so.
  Add the doom-de-dee-doom-doom music in the background and you gotta real cartoon.
  Geez. Feminists are such dopes. 
  I mean, how can you beat this: "She came to my wedding, she ate like a pig,” Seriously, the wedding cake was like missing in action."
  Who he's talking about, is all I can think about. 
  Off to do research. 
  And play it again.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Hillary yelling....again

  Well, happy Mother's Day to Hillary Clinton.
  Does anyone find this woman's voice grating?
  Especially when she's yelling that we need to stop yelling at one another?
  Because, for sure, Hillary & her Democrat harpies don't ever yell at the opposition....

  But you gotta love that face, eh?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Hillary IS the world's presidential candidate: just not ours

  I really don't know why Hillary Clinton continues to claim that the "world" is depending on her to beat Donald Trump.
“I don’t know how else to say it: The whole world is counting on us to win this thing. And we owe it to them to step up,” wrote Clinton staffer Christine Reynolds.
  This "world candidate" claim doesn't help her cause.  She keeps claiming that she's getting phone calls and pleas from the world to stop Trump by winning the US presidency.
  See, the Trumpsters think Hillary (and the GOPe) IS the world's candidate, but she's sure not America's. 
  She's corrupt, greedy, dishonest and manipulative, not to mention selfish.
  Americans are tired of giving full welfare benefits and free health care to illegal aliens while dissing our veterans.
  Americans are tired of funding the defense of Europe with only sniping in response or "appreciation."
  Americans are tired of the GOP/DNC elite mocking them, even as they ask for more and more to fund their fancy properties and pension plans.
  Americans are tired of politicians who coast on fumes, promise lies and then just worry about their own parking spots and great "vacations" aka foreign trips.
  Americans are tired of the two political parties assuming we are stupid.
  Americans are tired of footing the bill for Europe et al  and then crabbing when the "wars" don't end in a nice tidy gift box.
  So, yeah, Europe, World.
  Go ahead and claim that crook Hillary Clinton is your candidate. That's one of the reasons we don't want her. She thinks more of YOU than us and certainly more of herself than anyone else.
  You can have her.

Friday, April 22, 2016

My rambling: introducing Tea Party 2.0

  I have many friends who are horrified by Donald Trump. They simply cannot bring themselves to think of the man as POTUS.
  At the WSJ, Peggy Noonan--she of the GOPe-- has written an eloquent elegy for politics in America, primarily the Republican Party.
My Moment came a month ago. I’d recently told a friend my emotions felt too close to the surface—for months history had been going through me and I felt like a vibrating fork. I had not been laughing at the splintering of a great political party but mourning it. Something of me had gone into it. Party elites seemed to have no idea why it was shattering, which meant they wouldn’t be able to repair it, whatever happens with Mr. Trump.
  I might remind the morose Noonan that we in the hinterlands have been observing this mess from afar for quite some time and that's how we've gotten to the Donald Trump candidacy. 
  We're fed up with politicians like Jeff Flake who say the right things to get elected and then, when they get to DC , turn into monsters who only care about maintaining their parking spots in DC and their special favors from the TSA.
  But for myself, I cannot live like this. I cannot dwell in the negative, believing that this great country has fallen to the fatal charms of one Barack Obama and the bullies that run the Left.
  For myself, I believe there are seasons in life, in worship, that reveal that this life is a step away from another more important life. 
  Yes, I believe in Jesus. I believe in God. And I pretty much don't believe in humankind (or is it "manunkind"?) in the long run of the universe. 
  Men will be lovers of self, we read in the Bible, and if that isn't true today I don't know what is.
   And yet so many of us struggle to be good people, good parents, friends and citizens, looking for truth, like beggars who seek real food, not garbage from a public trash can. 
  So when we see Obama admonishing the Brits (whom he has repeatedly insulted) that they need to stay in his personal dream of the EU, I can only shake my head and wish the mess that is the Obama administration will be over with as little additional damage as possible.
  What's so astonishing is that this narcissist is so apparently unaware that he is being ridiculed around the world. So un-self-conscious that he feels comfortable doing whatever he pleases without regard of public perception. Indeed his entire administration has been one of disregard for public opinion, other than his adoring sycophants' prayerful worship
  So this:
...because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 
  Uh, yeah.
  And how can anyone not see this truth:
For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred.
  Really, I can't abide the pompous and often ludicrous assertions of the academics, the political class, the elite. 
  So Springsteen won't perform in NC where parents don't want men in the bathroom with their daughters but he will perform in countries where they actually kill gay people? Subjugate women?
  So presidential candidates are willing to tie global warming to Islamic terrorists? 
  And the current POTUS can be so unconcerned about his carbon footprint as to send his wife on a separate jet to England to have tea with the Queen, an hour earlier?
  So Democrats can legally target those with whom they disagree over a difference of opinion?
  So a presidential candidate can absolutely claim no lives were lost in the struggle in Libya, openly lying not only to the public but to the families of men who died under her direction? 
  So politicians are really going to criminalize...
  Ok, wait.
  I'm not going to do this.
  Politics has been reduced to vulgarities, mud slinging, lies and unAmerican assertions that we should hate ourselves because we are so ______. 
  My trust is not really in America (which I love) but in God.
  Much of the Left is built on lies, lies that declare that we are abhorrent people who need to be more like them and then we would be good. Much of the country club right is the same.
  You know those folks who abhor God, who love themselves and who think they are always right.
  And you are an idiot.
  Personally I'm sick of politics. I'm also sick of politicians who aren't willing to actually confront the reality of the mess the Left--and the country club Right-- has created in this country.
  But my hope is not in these politicians, nor is it in Donald Trump, who has far more to lose personally than any of the people running. (Who can't laugh when you hear lazy but likeable Bernie "socialism is best" Sanders was kicked out of a communist commune for not working?)
  My hope is in something eternal.
  It is not in Donald Trump, nor is it in Ted Cruz.
  My hope is in an awakening that is taking place around the country and hopefully around the world. An awakening that is spiritual, not political.
  No politician--whether old or new--will solve the problems in this world. Sure, I wish we wouldn't have to hear about people's private parts but such is humankind.
  I am not equating the tea party movement with spirituality or Christianity.
  I am saying something big is going on in this country that many people are not willing to acknowledge and about which they are even delusional.
  This is Tea Party 2.0.
  Where it ends in this life, nobody knows.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cruz's new killer advert (well, not really KILLER)

  Ok, this is funny, no matter who you like for president. Remarkable similarities to Hillary & Huma.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hillary-ious: she thumbs up a Bernie voter

  This is really hillary-ious; it reminds me of that phony meeting with a Russian official in which Hillary claimed she was presenting the Russian foreign minister with a red "reset" button, as if, like Obama, she had to apologize for the US's policies and presence in the world but from here on out, things will be just dandy!
  Anyway the Russian button didn't say "reset"--it said "overcharged."
  Her voice is so hard, so cracked, so overbearing that it's difficult to spend more than a minute listening to her, which is one reason I didn't listen to the Clinton/Sanders "debate."
  Anyway here Hillary is, LOLing over the remark of a so-called fan, not realizing the woman screamed  "I'm voting for Bernie!" Heh.
  The glories of a multicultural society come back to bite Hillary in her substantial you know what.She's just going to have to learn Spanish, like the rest of us.
  The phony thumbs up, the deep bellowing "knowing" belly laugh, the pretense that she understands Spanish...yeah. Hillary-ious.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Al Sharpton, White House "keeper of the dream"

  As revolting as this individual is, we find Valerie Jarrett exalting the "Reverend" Al Sharpton as a "keeper of the dream."
  Just what is the dream? 
  Is it communism? Is it race riots? Is it tremendous division among all classes and races of American people?
  Don't know who Valerie Jarrett?
  Well, she's the de facto shadow president who makes many of Obama's golfing decisions. 
  Apparently we aren't even pretending in our second term to disavow this type of shyster, perpetrator of the Tawana Brawley hoax, racist agitator, tax cheat, did I mention racist?, antisemitic, homophobic, riot inciter Communist, non-reverend profane cheater adulterer?
  Yes, Mr. Sharpton, you're really incredible, as Jarrett says.  

Monday, April 11, 2016

Toledo Tea Party Meeting tonight

Toledo Tea Party
Monday, April 11th, 7pm
Hampton Inn
3434 Secor Road
Toledo, OH 43606, USA
(Secor Rd south of I-475)
(Where the old theaters used to be)
Pastor Lyndon Allen from the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is coming from Nashville, TN for our meeting (Mon April 11th).
Lyndon Allen serves as CUFI’s Central Regional Coordinator. He is the pastor of Woodmont Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Since working as a recording artist in the mid-90’s Allen has served in a variety of capacities including in the publishing, banking, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries. Since 2003, Allen has worked as a lay minister and teacher, specializing in pastoral marriage counseling. In Nashville, he has served on the Board of the Wayne Reed Christian Childcare Center and currently sits on the boards of Faith for All Ministries and the Operation Andrew Group. Prior to joining CUFI, Allen visited Israel twice on religious and government tours. In 2012, Allen launched Total Life Victory, an organization dedicated to teaching about the importance of the Hebraic roots of the Church. He hosts a Sunday weekly radio program- The Total Life Victory Radio Show. Allen holds a degree from Biola University in La Mirada, CA focused on Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on Biblical Studies and Apologetics. He and his wife Sharyl currently live in Brentwood, TN, and are the proud parents of four wonderful children.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Elitists to voters: we think you're stupid

  I am somewhat mournful as of late. I haven't been able to listen to or even follow my usual talkers, commentators, writers...
  This has set my entire schedule out of order. I can no longer trust the voices I used to trust. 
  I can't even, to be honest, tolerate most of Fox News, which seems to have become a wholly owned subsidiary of the GOPe, just as the rest of the channels are wholly owned subsidiaries of Leftist drivel.
  What they all seem to have in common is a vituperous contempt for "others" with whom they disagree.
  The "others," of course, are we who doggedly pay our own bills, go to church, who attempt to raise our children well in an increasingly nihilistic academic system and simply try to maintain sanity in a culture that is breaking apart at the seams.
  Contempt oozes from the elite both right and left, and yet they do not seem to recognize their own absurdity.
  Take, for example, this WaPo article entitled: "Don't Laugh: I have a serious reason for raising my cats gender-neutral."
  After you finish laughing, you realize the young female (mais naturellement) WaPo editor is confused and quite sincere about never saying she/he again; rather, she, er, they prefer to use the very incorrect identifying pronoun they:
It is confusing. We’ve had gender drilled into us as part of language since we first heard adults talking when we were infants – decades of “he” and “she.”
But at the same time it’s necessary. People are coming to understand that not all of us fit into the “girl” box or the “boy” box. Those who don’t are claiming space to be who they are. We all need to find ways to acknowledge and respect that. My way of respecting it just happens to be raising my cats gender neutral. You can choose your own.
  One only wonders how many cats this young female will have when she's 50. Wild men may be blowing up Paris, etcetera, but she believes this is a necessary societal modification, the little miss insisting that calling a female cat "they" somehow alleviates the pain of being a transgendered person.
  Speaking of pain, I don't suppose those who were blown up in Belgium will ever feel the pain of having to witness #TheChalkening of the Donald Trump campaign.
  What's disheartening at this political juncture is that the folks on the right side of the aisle have fallen into the bullying, declaring these months out that they prefer to vote for a liar, a criminal, a person who puts our nation's security at risk such as Hillary Clinton rather than vote for Donald Trump, who has mysteriously disappeared from the political landscape for a few days, presumably to retool his approach to persuade the Jonah Goldbergs of the world that he is worthy of their vote.
   Here's a good take on those "educated" among us who believe they know better than all of us stupids. Though the writer references liberal elitists, this could just as well be observations of a right wing elitist:
On more than one occasion my essays for The Imaginative Conservative have been inspired by bumper stickers. Many moons ago, for instance, I wrote “The Wisdom and Wickedness of Women” in response to seeing a bumper sticker declaring that “Well Behaved Women Do Not Make History.” Recently, sitting in traffic, I saw this very same bumper sticker on the car in front of me, beside another which declared the following: “What you call the Liberal Elite, we call being well-educated.” The juxtaposition of these two stickers, carefully selected by the car’s owner to teach me a lesson, set me thinking. I might even say that it taught me a valuable lesson, though not the lesson that my neighbor in the car in front of me meant to teach me.
  See, the purpose of a bumper sticker is to get into the vision of the following cars. 
  If you make the mistake of actually discussing the content of said bumper sticker, you can guarantee not only an argument, but a defiantly offended visage suggesting "How dare you question my bumper sticker? These are my personal beliefs and you have no right to even discuss the topic!" (True story.)
  Yes, even the right wing has decided they know better than all of us stupids out here: take, for example,  the dustup created by The Conservative Treehouse who suggested right wing talking heads are having their pockets lined for opposing Trump. If you read the article, you'll be convinced that no one has clean hands these days.
  If anyone suggests Trump might more effectively defend this country than the connivers we have lined up for their turn at POTUS, they are quickly shelved,  labeled _______ (racist, etcetera) but most of all ignorant
  Because, you know, they all know best and you're stupid.
  Never forget that.
  You're stupid.
  I once received a group email forwarded from a young friend who cited overall state SAT averages as proof that "blue" (ie liberal) states are so much smarter than "red" (conservative) states; of course, the email originated with a liberal, was forwarded by a liberal, is based on tests written by liberals not to mention incorrectly assessed and applied by liberals to data based on liberals' assumptions.
  Yet somehow this young lady has the brilliant notion that this email proves how much smarter her crowd is than anyone who disagrees. 
  Haven't they noticed they are shouting in an echo chamber loaded with the stench of a stinking pile of detritus?
  Not to mention a peer reviewed stinking pile of detritus.
  And they say we're the stupid ones.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

I'll be voting AGAINST the Democrat Party

  What's most remarkable about this election, I think, is the dissension among the ranks, both Republican and Democrats, largely because of Obama's divisive, hateful and activist leadership.
  The Republican race is at a sort of standstill as Trump as remained quiet for a few days after his loss in Wisconsin and retooling his campaign but it's been interesting to watch the Democrats feud.
  While most commentators love to bash the so-called Trumpsters, you might notice that Bernie followers are equally--if not more--fanatical than the Trumpsters.
  Sure, the Republican party is in danger of a third party run if they screw over Trump but the Democrat party? Hm.
  Are people aware of how much Hillary is hated?
  I have a close--extremely liberal--Obama supporting relative who cannot stand the sound of her voice, who cannot stand her candidacy, who cannot vote for her. He wouldn't discuss Sanders either.
  I also ran into a very nice person the other day who started talking politics; the spouse is pro-Trump but this person saw no other option than Hillary because of Cruz's lack of appeal. "She's a liar," I said. The person acknowledged, well, yes, I know but..." to which I commented that anyone who goes to bed without helping a couple of Americans on a Benghazi rooftop who are waiting for American helicopters to arrive....well....the discussion died there.
  The Leftist agenda is in full bloom with college campuses in meltdown over ridiculous incidents, like the "pain" of witnessing #TheChalkening or a monk being mistaken for a KKK member or criticizing the style of someone's hair as being a cultural appropriation. Those college professors deserve exactly what they get. They've carefully nourished this mess.
  Meanwhile Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton breaks the law on a NYC subway which she has trouble entering because of her lack of understanding of how the unwashed masses live. Nary a peep from the press.
  We are indeed a divided culture, at this point. It becomes harder--more of a test anyway--to become a person of faith, at least a believer in Jesus, a Jew, a can have "faith" in the government, warmists, the abortionists, the transgender pushes, "science."
  And Obama appears on American Idol declaring his administration is trying to make voting in national elections as "easy" as it is to vote on American Idol, "often and with enthusiasm." We have a queasy feeling that Democrats DO vote often with impunity.
  So the deeper into election territory we go, the more divided we will be. Soon it will be time for Trump to right his ship if he expects to win. For myself, I can barely listen to Glenn Beck anymore but have taken great delight in listening to Chris Plante's witty barbed observations. 
  Fox News has proven to have its own problems and a drop in viewership over disgust of their coverage.
  The truth for me is that I make no fabulous declarations like that skunk Eric Erickson that I will never vote for Trump.
  The truth is I will be voting against the Democrat Party candidate. Anyone who claims they will vote for Hillary rather than Trump is a fool and certainly no conservative.
  For myself, I'm quite selective what I put in my brain these days. A Trump candidacy does not have to be a bad thing.
  After all, with Hillary, we know what we get.
  With Trump, we do not.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

YAWN: Fighting for you! YAWN

I have to say I love this. It so perfectly encapsulates the *wonder of Hillary*....

Sarah Palin is nobody's fool

Betting against Sarah Palin is not a winning strategy but when caught up in partisanship Twitter trolls are apt to forget that Palin is a damn site smarter than the average arm chair political commentator. Most Trump supporters on Twitter are aware that Glenn Beck and Senator Ted Ctuz did make a trip to the border town of McAllen, Texas to present the newly arriving children with soccer ball and teddy bears. Lord knows why the normally cautious Cruz allowed himself to be photographed at the scene but his trek is well documented with photographs and videos.
When Palin brought the matter up at a Trump rally in Milwaukee the establishment / Cruz people nearly lost their minds. Evidently the best and the brightest have been operating on low voltage as none of them seemed aware that the Alaskan Governor was right on point.

Eventually someone did point out the error of their thinking.

I didn't see anyone offer an apology to Governor Palin.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Yo! Dreadlocks are SO not white!

  Looking at all of these people makes me itchy, but anyway, this woman is said to be a college employee at University of California San Francisco. She resents the flea bitten white kid's dread locks, complaining he is appropriating her race. Or something.
  Just to throw in another libelous accusation, she claims he's putting his "hands on" her, which he had to do to get her hands off him.
  Seriously that kid looks like he's a puppet the way he bounces up and down.
  But, then, that employee has bugs in her hair so.
  Racial healing.
  It's so much better since Obama.

Trump needs to knock off the stream of consciousness shtick

  So he got himself into trouble again last night with blabbing something about abortion. 
  Why he couldn't see the setup by Chris Matthews I don't know. Just like Stephanolopolous starting the whole birth control meme with Romney--a  non item--Matthews got what he wanted from Trump, who fell right into the trap.
  Honestly. He's going to have to get better at repartee if he wants to win this mess.
  Previously I wrote that Michelle Fields's accusation against Trump's campaign manager is ludicrous but I should add that Lewandowski should have shut up with the stream of consciousness tweets by claiming he didn't touch her or know her.
  So really, people.
  Stop with the stream of consciousness stuff and think about what you say before you say it.
  OTOH, I'm trying to imagine Matthews or any other msm personality saying to Hillary Clinton, "This is not something you dodge. It's not funny."
  As a matter of fact, I"d like to hear anyone say that to Hillary Clinton about any of the ongoing problems with her truthfulness, illegal foundation donations, illegal IT activity.
  But sheesh.
  What a mess this campaign season has been.

Fields's accusation stinks

  This week has been quite exciting eventful with numerous little incidents  blown into huge pimples on the face of politics.
  Let's start with Michelle Fields' absurd accusation that Trump's campaign manager "assaulted" her.
  Seriously? You're a reporter?
  I didn't even need to know to she has a history of accusing people of crimes and assaulting/touching her.

  I didn't need to know that her mother is a pro-immigration activist who works against Trump and benefits financially through her pro-immigration activism.
  I didn't need to know that Fields violated Secret Service "field of protection" guidelines by reaching out to grab Trump, who wears a bullet proof vest, in an attempt to ask him questions.
  I didn't need to see Fields's photo of her supposed bruised arm, which some have claimed is the photo of an obese person's arm.

  What I care about is that Michelle Fields, pictured above, has made a huge deal out of nothing. She's using the Left's whiny victimology to try to win an argument. 
  If she really thinks Lewandowski assaulted her, then for him to apologize as she demanded shouldn't have been an option.
  It appears to me---an elderly retiree in flyover country---that Fields has thrown in with the Republican establishment in an attempt to do anything possible to discredit Trump and boost the establishment's chances of winning or moving to a brokered convention.
  Does anyone really think the establishment will allow Cruz to be the nominee?
  They're using Cruz and Kasich to splinter the vote away from Kasich. (For my own part, I still am having trouble believing that Kasich really won the state of Ohio. He has a reputation for bullying his own party in this state. Indeed he said the other day that he wouldn't be opposed to running a Democrat as VP if he would miraculously become the nominee.)
  I'm sorry about this because I have admired Fields's work but she really has discredited herself and essentially made herself unhireable.
  Except by MSNBC.
  They seem to like those wacko types.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Only a contested convention can save Cruz

If you think the primaries have dragged on too long you may want to console yourself with the reality that as far a the duration of time is concerned we have yet to reach the halfway mark. There are 65 days remaining until June 7 when California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota vote. For all practical purpose the remaining contests are Trump versus No Trump referenda. It is a mathematical impossibility for John Kasich to collect the necessary 1237 delegates needed to win the nomination. For Ted Cruz call it an extremely low probability.
At present only 914 delegates remain and to secure the nomination Cruz needs 772. The Wisconsin primary is listed as winner take all which is something of a misnomer. The winner in each of its 8 congressional districts will take all 3 delegates but of the remaining 18 delegates, 15 will serve at-large. Wisconsin's at-large delegates will be allocated on a winner-take-all basis. The candidate who wins a plurality of the statewide vote will receive all of the state's at-large delegates. In addition, three national party leaders will serve as bound delegates to the Republican National Convention. The RNC delegates will be required to pledge their support to the winner of the state's primary. In a nutshell, winning Wisconsin is not apt to be decisive for either Trump or Cruz but there will be 42 fewer delegates left reducing the outstanding count to 872. At present Cruz has a slight lead so for the sake of argument assume he wins statewide and carries 5 congressional districts. That would give him 33 delegates leaving him needing 739.
Looking forward to April 19, New York, where Trump leads handily, offers 95 delegates proportionally allocated. Each of the 27 congressional districts will award 2 delegates to the first place winner and 1 to second place with the remaining 14 delegates allocated proportionally unless one candidate receives 50% of the vote in which case he would take all. Trump leads in the Real Clear Politics average of polls with 54.5%. One might expect that to tighten but assume Trump does pull 50% and carries 18 congressional districts. He goes home with 50 delegates leaving Kasich and Cruz to divvy up the remaining 45. Kasich is probably stronger than Cruz so give him 30, leaving Cruz with 15 ruing the day he mentioned Trump's New York values. The outstanding delegate pool is reduced to 777 with Cruz needing 724.
Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island vote on April 26 putting 172 delegates on the line. No polling is available for Delaware and Rhode Island but Trump leads substantially in the remaining 3 states. Suppose Trump is having a bad day and only wins 58 delegates while Cruz and Kasich bag 57 each. Cruz would need 667 of the remaining 605 delegates. Under this scenario Trump would have only 856 delegates, needing another 381 to reach the required 1237 but this scenario probably downplays his strength. He would have to win 63% of the remaining delegates but as stated the scenario is exceedingly stingy.
It's doubtful either Cruz or Kasich will fold up their campaigns after April 26 but it's going to be exceedingly hard to court votes when the voters know that only a convention can bestow the nomination on one of the two candidates who could not win it on his own. Can Cruz with a straight face intone, "I am the only candidate who can beat Donald Trump"? Can Kasich spoon feed the voters enough bullshit to convince more than a few to waste a vote on him? After April 26 the only votes that will count are votes for Donald Trump.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Obama's version of capitalism sure benefits him

  In his best lecturer mode, Obama paces back and forth, no doubt reminiscent of the days when his college students hung on every profound word he utters, here Obama says:"You don’t have to worry about whether it really fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory. You should just decide what works..." because, you know.
  Capitalism has been so rough on him.
  And America is SO rough on him.
  Like when he took 2 jets on his latest trip so that he could run the family over for a fabulous day trip. And, yeah. $200000 an hour to run each one of those jets.
  There's really not much difference between capitalism and communism or socialism, because communism and socialism has not worked everywhere it's been tried, eh? That's Obama's theory.
  He's the one always griping about inequity but as a taxpayer I have to pay his bills.
  Seems fair. 
  Because he's a one percenter.

Michelle O explains how hard her life is

  Maybe I can't get it through my noggin that the one percenters--those who fly around the world for that very special piece of cake--really really don't care about people themselves or any of the causes they so vociferously push on the unwashed masses.
  That's why when I hear people like BO and Queen Michelle gripe about how mean people were/are to them, I just can't quite believe my ears.
  So the other day Michelle Obama lectured the populace about the "rough" treatment she received as a young women when this terrible thing happened. (I have to say her history of grievances has an air of UNBELIEVABILITY to it, but, hey, maybe a construction worker had bad eyesight.) From the Daily Mail:
As I got older, I found that men would whistle at me as I walked down the street, as if my body were their property, as if I were an object to be commented on instead of a full human being with thoughts and feelings of my own,' Obama said in a speech in Argentina on Wednesday.
'I began to realize that the hopes I had for myself were in conflict with the messages I was receiving from people around me,' she said at the 'Let Girls Learn' initiative. 
  Here she is in her finery griping about how she had to learn to "listen to my own voice," as if she hasn't been doing that all her life. 
  Sheesh. You ride around in a 7 ton limo with people whose job it is to take a bullet for you and take a separate government plane to get to Hawaii a couple hours before the hubby and you think you're spreading good will and examples by bi%ching about your country and how mean everyone is to you.
  Delusional. So, hey. Move to Cuba.