Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Date Change: DEBATE ON SHOULD CONSERVATIVES VOTE FOR TRUMP
Perrysburg, OH: Due to the scheduled visit to NW Ohio by Candidate Donald Trump, the debate the Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition (NWOCC) is sponsoring on "Should Conservatives Vote for Trump?" has been cancelled for this Wednesday July 27 and will be held on Monday August 29, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Maumee Library, 501 River Road, Maumee OH.
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Saturday, July 23, 2016
I watched Obama joke during an announcement of support for Germany given the latest terrorist attack and thought, "That dude doesn't care about anybody but himself."
Earlier in the day Obama shocked in his conference with the Mexican president by sneering that Trump's vision didn't "jibe with the facts," regardless what people think:
"This idea that America is somehow on the verge of collapse, this vision of violence and chaos everywhere, doesn't really jibe with the experience of most people," Obama said during a press conference in the White House East Room alongside Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
"I think it is important to be absolutely clear here. Some of the fears that were expressed throughout the week just don't jibe with the facts," he said, going on to cite statistics showing crime rates have fallen under his presidency."
In reality Obama's government has been working at people for years to make them fearful: listen to the public service ads that are all over radio, television and even billboards.
The ads airing on your local radio station are being aired to fill time because there were not enough real commercials. The Ad Council does produce ad campaigns and distribute ads to basically every TV and radio station in the country. They do not pay for airtime as a typical advertiser would.
The president officially adopted the idea last year when he launched the White House’s Social and Behavioral Science Team (SBST), a cross-agency effort to bring behavioral science research into the policymaking process. Now the team has published its first annual report on this experiment.
Yes, Obama has a team and an executive order toHow did it go? Mostly, the efforts appear to have worked...
He's been doing it a while, described here at Marketingsociety, which appears to sympathize with Obama's version of what's a lie:
So the campaign team addressed the issue of how to counter rumours, myths and outright lies most effectively. Research conducted by them into countering myths and rumours has illustrated a number of crucial points.
One is that the more we hear a false rumour or myth the more likely we are to believe it to be true, it's known as repetition bias. Our minds make use of heuristics (short-cuts or rules of thumb) and one of our rules of thumb is that things we hear often must be or at least tend to be true.
In addition, in the long term, we tend to remember stuff we have heard or read not in full but only as a kind of truncated word association in which the most vivid elements stick with us and the qualifying expressions get a tad blurry: eg where the initial phrase we might hear or read is actually 'Roberto is not in the Mafia' after a while we'll recall only ‘Roberto’ and ‘Mafia’ inextricably and (perhaps) erroneously linking the two. We seem to forget the ‘not’ or the negative part of the statement over time. Our long term memories are often poor - especially for subjects and facts on the periphery of our interest, which presumably the Mafia is for most readers…! On this basis it's probably wisest to give no air time at all to denials as it's likely this will only serve to strengthen the falsehood in the minds of listeners.I find this explanation quite interesting, both in terms of what Obama has done and how Trump is running his campaign.
Repetition bias. Crooked Hillary?
Word association. Giving no air time to denials. You mean like accusations of plagiarism?
Maybe Obama--and the Clinton campaign--have finally met their match.
UPDATE: An excellent take down here.
As for the PBS show one might guess that Wattenberg's motivation for producing it was to unite his badly fractured party which had split asunder over Vietnam and along with the rest of the nation was treading water in Mr. Carter's "national malaise" but that aside an update to his Real Majority is certainly in order.
Anyone who watched the Republican primaries unfold must conclude that's Trump's perception of the Republican and probably the national electorate was more spot on than any of the competition but there is one particular demographic that seems to have been misunderstood, namely the so called evangelical Christians. Supposedly this group would fall head over heels for Ted Cruz and his rather vague brand of Cotton Mather's Calvinism but no. They went for Trump. They went for Trump throughout the South and they went for Trump throughout the Midwest save Iowa, leaving Cruz looking like a Rocky Mountain regional candidate who could occasionally capture a Midwestern state.
The Cruz quest for the presidency was dependant on the notion that he could bring to the polls in the general election the 4 million conservative Republicans who sat out the 2012 election. Many of the stay at home Republicans were deemed to be evangelical Christians, a nebulous term that has found favor in the liberal media. I would submit that the elusive demographic Cruz was appealing to has been extinct for almost two generations. The elder Cruz, who was kept out of sight by the campaign, is rumored to be a full blown head case, who could find friends among the Appalachian snake handlers of bygone days but what about Ted Cruz? Other than his personal assertions there is scant evidence to suggest that he is a religious person. Where does he go to church? Where is the preacher who guides him through matters of faith?
This is where it gets funny. From NPR:
Hmm. Five different Republican personality types gleaned from 4,000 data points on each voter? Wow! And people worry about the NSA's propensity to data mine!Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign is obsessed with data. If there's political science research proving an idea works, there's a good chance his staff has studied it. That's why Cruz didn't back down last month when the campaign came under fire for sending mail to Iowa voters shaming them for not showing up to vote in recent elections.
(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)
TED CRUZ: And I will apologize to nobody for using every tool we can to encourage Iowa voters to come out and vote.
SIEGEL: NPR's Scott Detrow takes a look at the campaign's unique analytical effort - and attempt to try to quantify the personality type of every Republican voter it's trying to woo.
SCOTT DETROW, BYLINE: Ted Cruz's campaign wants to talk to you one-on-one. And to have a good one-on-one conversation, you need to know who you're talking to. That's why you probably Google blind dates before you meet them, and it's why Cruz is spending millions working with a British company that claims it's put together more than 4,000 data points on every single American voter - how often you vote, who your friends are and, most importantly for Cruz, what issues you're interested in.
CHRIS WILSON: What this allows us to do is do something that products have been for a long time, which is market to individuals specifically, be able to talk to them about things they care about.
DETROW: That's Chris Wilson, Cruz's director of research and analytics. But he says knowing the issues isn't enough. The campaign needs to know why a voter cares about something like gun rights.
WILSON: There are people who support the Second Amendment because they live in a rural community, they like to go hunting. There are people who are supporting the Second Amendment because they care about the Constitution. There are people who support the Second Amendment because they want to be able to protect themselves and their families.
DETROW: The Cruz campaign has divided Republicans into five different personality types. When the campaign reaches out with phone calls, canvassing or targeted ads, each group gets a slightly different sales pitch.
ALEXANDER NIX: We're appealing to the same demographic on the same issue, yet how we nuance this engagement is completely different.
DETROW: At this point, you're probably wondering how all this works. Well, Alexander Nix is the person to explain it. He's the CEO of Cambridge Analytica, the British company the Cruz campaign is working with on all this. Nix says a lot of the data the company has on personality types comes from...
Janet Yellen, and Ben Bernanke before her, have sufficiently demonstrated the limits of data's ability to predict sans proper interpretation. So what the hell does Cambridge Analytica know about evangelical Christians? All computer models begin with assumptions about the subject under study. In the physical sciences where water always boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, the researcher's job is easier but in economic or political models the researcher must make judgments. Economic models are usually easier to construct than political models because the variables have a numeric value. One can place a dollar value on an ounce of gold but how does one measure voter sentiment on a given issue? Usually a numerical value is given to a response. Published polling results that vary widely demonstrate the limits to polling and modeling based on polling must be taken with a grain of salt.
So, no one who actually knows an evangelical Christian sets out to determine how that demo will vote. What could go wrong? For one thing mainline Protestantism has changed and so have the evangelicals. They care more about the price of Walmart's Wrangler jeans than the state of Sam Walton's soul. If someone were to tell them that Donald Trump was going to hell the would probably express some personal sadness but also express hope that that wouldn't happen until after he finished the wall. Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Jimmy Carter are more representative of evangelical Christians than the unflattering caricature perpetuated by the media. The typical evangelical does not sleep with a AR-15 mounted above the bed and a Bible under the pillow.
The Breitbart post, Salt Lake Tribune — ‘Cruz in Utah: Glenn Beck Says He’s Fulfillment of Mormon Prophecy’ suggested that Cambridge Analytica's model must be a few degrees off target. OMG, they missed the Evangelicals and hit the Mormons with their micro targeting. What else explains Cruz's success in the West and his failure everywhere else? Romney's dislike for Trump is probably based in jealousy and purely partisan differences but what about the remainder of the Mormon community? Are they simply pro Ted Cruz? I think so but I'll let Cambridge Analytica figure it out while I reread Wattenberg's Real Majority.
Friday, July 22, 2016
We see this every time there's a disaster.
It's that peculiar separation from humanity while fixating on himself and his place in the world that is so disconcerting. He seems to display this kind of behavior in every serious situation, oddly disassociating himself from tragedy and instead behaving robotically, as if he's better than the rest of the world, too superior to have to taint his life by acknowledging others' pain and sorrow.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
What I have accidentally learned while watching the shenanigans this week is disturbing; why would I want to make myself more miserable by watching all of it.
There's also always the problem of turning on Fox to see Shep Smith simpering and squealing, batting his eyelashes to garner admiration from his inflamed audience, which is another reason to avoid anything around 3 or in an emergency.
If you saw his virtue signaling "interview" with Bobby Jindal declaring that saying "all lives matter" is insulting, you know what I'm talking about. Let's not talk about GWB.
Do I give a crap about Melania's (who knows 5 languages, btw) so-called plagiarism?
Was it plagiarism?
Well, I guess if she repeated the same tired tropes that all politicians say to convince people to like them, yes, it probably was.
Did I like her speech? I thought she was extremely compelling, not just because of her sexy accent and physical beauty, but because she seems intelligent and kind.
Will Melania's "plagiarism" hurt the Trump campaign?
In fact, I think the pathetic mass media pile on will only solidify Trump's support.
My GOSH, it was absurd, especially given the willful ignorance of the press regarding the plagiarism, insults, threats, theft, lies and law breaking of the Democrat party and in particular the criminal Hillary Clinton.
There were 27 words "plagiarized" in that speech: words like "your word is your bond" type stuff. Gee, nobody ever says that in America, do they?
In fact, the "comedians" in the Democrat party have immediately emerged with "comedy" imitating Melania, who they claim plagiarized "huge chunks" of Michelle Obama's speech. HUGE CHUNKS? Hahahahah! Aren't they funnY?
Though a speech writer (who happens to be a Democrat) has now confessed to the "crime" of plagiarism, regardless the plagiarism of Biden/Obama/Democrats I have to wonder if, indeed, this was an act of sabotage or, at least, extreme sloppiness by the Trump campaign.
Powerline bloggers, who aren't big Trump fans, have a good commentary:
Yes, it was sloppy and amateurish for such a mistake to have been made, but compared to what Democrats do Melania’s stumble isn’t even a parking ticket. Democrats simply lie about everything. It’s their business model. Maybe they just take their clues from Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. (Memo to Trump, incidentally: You should be calling Warren Fauxcahontas, since she made up her Indian heritage as a way of perpetrating a fraud on several universities in their hiring decisions. And she plagiarized a cookbook. Seriously: a cookbook.) And the media seldom devote as much attention to liberal lies.Now, maybe Trump has rejected the RNC's help in organizing this rally, but I sorta doubt it. Given the frequent and obvious hostilities expressed by so-called Republicans toward Trump, nothing would be more believable than the fact that the RNC is not only letting the lack of organization disrupt the rallies, but also encouraging it.
Given that John Kasich hasn't seen fit to attend the RNC event in our own state, nothing, nothing would surprise me or anyone else who's watching as events unfold.
The problem for these snobs is that Trump voters are so fed up with the media and the superiority of the Republican elite that we can see right through the (insert invective here. I'm trying to exercise a period in my life where I refrain from cussing.).
Here's an example of the repugnant reportage on the right from the Weekly Standard:
There are worse fates than covering a Republican convention, but damned if I can think of any. The traffic is ungodly. The frumpy delegates look like they were tailored by Betsy Ross. The protesters smell like old cheese stored in a used sweat sock. And in the unlikely event you stumble upon an untold story, rest assured it will have been tweeted six ways to Sunday before you can even turn on your laptop.Oh, ho, ho! Apparently Mr. Labash wears only Armani and cleanses his pores several times daily, not to mention the requisite Botox and organic face peels. Is he being comically sarcastic? Who knows and who cares? I'm not forgiving him or reading him again.
Then there's Allahpundit over at Hot Air who has heard some juicy gossip from the NYT that Trump offered both domestic and foreign policy control to Kasich if he'd consider being VP:
To believe this, you’d need to believe that Donald Trump has no interest in the presidency apart from its value as the ultimate ego trip, a supreme indulgence to vanity in which everyone he meets will now have to treat him as the world’s biggest big shot.
So, yeah: Highly plausible.Work your way through the rest of the post and you'll just feel virtually kissed and hugged by Allahpundit if you support Trump, even marginally. Well, not.
I have "conservative" FB friends who post repeatedly how much they despise/fear/disdain Trump and his supporters.
Regardless what Hillary Clinton will do to the Supreme Court, regardless what Hillary Clinton will do to national security, regardless the number of lies Hillary Clinton has told and the crimes she has committed, not to mention her absolutely contemptuous attitude toward any American who doesn't support her, my "conservative" friends, many of whom are Christian, remain themselves contemptuous of Trump and his supporters.
Look, we know what Hillary will do to this country. We don't know with Trump.
Trump is soliciting advice from good people (notwithstanding the execrable Roger Stone), and his kids sure are great examples of successful hard workers who exemplify the American dream. Yeah, he had 3 marriages but you don't get kids like that without some moral fiber.
Several conclusions I have reached, then: the media aren't even pretending to be anything but an arm of the Democrat Party.
Many Republican elites aren't even pretending to be anything but an arm of the Democrat Party, which is exactly why Trump is where he is now.
The evil that we see enacted daily on our tv screens has one goal: break down the current legal system and use that opportunity to reinstate something sinister.
There's much more at stake than just an election.
And for that fact alone, it's hard to forgive the so-called "Republicans'" or "conservatives" who refuse to are behaving so badly right now.
The will of the people has been determined.
Why are they having so much trouble accepting it?
Saturday, July 16, 2016
The news of the past week has been sickening; how hilarious to hear Democrat liars call Mike Pence, a conservative Christian fiscally responsible politician, an "extreme" choice.
Because Hillary isn't extreme; well, maybe extremely careless, but not...oh, forget it.
I might have to break my movie boycott to go see how extreme Hillary is and how extreme the Democrat party has become.
Here's a preview of Dinesh D'Souza's Hillary's America.
You will remember D'Souza was jailed for doing something far less than Democrats do all the time.
The party funded by death and the sale of baby body parts.
The party of no borders.
The party of denial of truth.
I'll vote for Trump.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Over at the DC Clothesline, the texts are revealed, including their contempt for even their white allies who apparently have infiltrated both conventions. They are counting on fear to throw the country into a "summer of chaos" that will enable Obama to enact "martial law."
JE: “Have you spoken with Mrs. Lynch [Attorney General Loretta Lynch] recently about the plan for the summer and fall leading up to the elections.”
DM: “We spoke two weeks and they want us to start really pushing how racist Trump is now instead of waiting so the others can start getting the protesters ready to shut both conventions down.”
DM: “If we can get both conventions shut down for messing over Bernie and for having racist Trump, then get martial law declared so Obama can stay in office we will win. Call you soon when I get to my dads so I can use his landline and we can talk more on this.(snip)
DM: “With the support we have from Mrs. Lynch and the help we’ve got from Sam and others it won’t be hard to cause enough….”Read it all here.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
One of the problems with Comey "clearing" Clinton of the email scandal is that the American people have lost any faith in the administration of justice in this country.
It's not just Tea Partiers; the public in general is being told over and over you don't have to obey the law, and that there are different rules for the elite in this country.
This is an outrage, something we'll be chewing on for the next few weeks if not months.
Sanctuary cities? Break the law, no problem.
IRS abuse? No problem.
Riot in Baltimore? Hey, the fashionable mayor will give you "space" to "deshtroy."
Before we get too hysterical about the situation in this country, let's back up.
There is another investigation into the Clinton Foundation's corruption, though we don't hold much hope for justice, after what we've seen.
Comey's behavior was "shtrange" in that he took no questions and clearly stated that Hillary's behavior was "extremely careless."
Questions linger, even after Comey's half ass explanation.
Hillary's team freely deleted government documents, sloppily moving from one server to another and trying to delete documents she was legally bound to preserve.
Comey clearly found top secret information that Clinton had denied having sent or received.
The timing is extremely fishy.
People know this.
Does anyone doubt that this was all timed to coincide with Obama's appearance with Hillary today?
Does anyone doubt that those of us--even the marginally convinced--who've followed what's happening will be even more determined than ever to get out the vote in November?
Yes, she should have had charges brought.
But the fact that she hasn't really been cleared (extremely careless?) will only bring strength to those who oppose her.
Politically this FBI announcement just confirms what everyone believes about justice and politics in this country: the corruption runs deep and we have to do something about it.
Comey says her "intent" was not to deceive?
And how would he know that, given that she and her minions destroyed, moved, scattered top secret documents and then lied about it?
Now the question.
In this age and given the Wikileaks release of Hillary's emails, can America really afford to have an "extremely careless" person in charge of our security?
This Comey announcement may serve to work against Hillary, moreso than if she had had charges recommended against her.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Much of the media especially reporters and commentators who are not old enough to remember when there was no European Union seem to be in abject panic over what they see as the disintegration of Western Civilization as evidenced by Brexit. There was a NATO long before there was a EU and it was much stronger and more forceful than any military alliance existent today. The popular theme from media elites who identify with and carry water for political elites is that driven by bigotry and xenophobia the masses seem willing to risk war and prosperity to sate their previously controlled bigotry. There are comparisons to the Weimar Germany that produced Hitler and the general assumption that those voting to leave the sacrosanct and benign Union would sooner starve than prosper with Muslim refugees.
Actually Margaret Thatcher kept the EU at arms length and demanded that Britain would keep its currency and control its immigration. The immigrants that are taking British jobs are legal immigrants from the ever expanding European Union. It is not the Union Thatcher's generation signed on to. In 2004 Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia entered. In 2007 Bulgaria and Romania joined. Future candidates for membership include Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. Within the present rules citizens of all of the aforementioned countries will have a right to seek employment in Britain albeit under a regulated regime. As those Brits who work in factories and shops are not the same Brits who write immigration rules with the EU there are differences as to how many jobs should go to foreign born workers and the factory workers have had enough.
As with Obama, Ryan and Cruz who authored an op-ed with the Speaker in support of TPP, free trade is a misnomer. Quite the opposite! Contemporary trade agreements come with hundreds of pages of regulations that are binding on all citizen whether they are engaged in trade or even employed in a trading industry. In the case of the EU the Brussels bureaucrats who make the laws have adapted a green agenda to save the world from global warming. Member countries must adopt a " mitigation ambition mechanism ". A mitigation ambition mechanism? This vulgarity from the country that gave the world Milton and Shakespeare? Doctor Johnson call your office. George Orwell where are you when we need you? What self respecting Englishman could countenance any organization that employed such verbiage?
At the top of the eco friendly hit list is the innocent hair dryer. From the Telegraph;
The European Union is considering pulling the plug on high-wattage hair dryers, lawn mowers and electric kettles in a follow up to its controversial ban on powerful vacuum cleaners.
The power of hairdryers could be reduced by as much as 30 per cent in order to be more eco-friendly, a draft study commissioned by Brussels suggests, threatening many of the models favoured by hairdressers and consumers for speedy blow-dries.
From another Telegraph post;
“What we want is to let the free market reign, not this diktat by bureaucrat,” said David Coburn, a UK Independence party MEP from Scotland who highlighted the proposals set out in the EU’s “Ecodesign” consultation.
Mr Coburn, who recently purchased a new kettle and toaster on moving house, has grumbled that his new appliances no longer seem to have the ‘oomph’ they once did. “I think I must have bought a euro-toaster, I have to put the bread in five times and it’s still pale and pasty. Perhaps it’s powered by windmills,” he told The Telegraph, “And the kettle? Watching a kettle boil has never been so boring.”
There are limits to how much government interference any society will tolerate and that limit has been reached in Merry Old England. Being overbearing just because you can get away with it is a liberal trait that rightfully should be punished. Stripped of the onerous regulation that has encumbered its economy Britain will be stronger, freer and happier.
Fast forward to the following morning into a media world gone wild. Many in the financial media stirred the panic. People who should have known better actually compared it to the meltdown of 2008. Yes, the Dow did close down 610 which puts it at about the level it was in early May but some perspective is in order. Lost in the hysteria was the fact that the vote merely began a two year long process toward Britain's eventual withdrawal. Another surd fact; only one person, Prime Minister David Cameron, lost his job in the alleged economic carnage.
My question is, where was all this financial wisdom the night before? Lindsay Lohan can't do it all.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Worth every minute.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Not sure what to think, until I tried this.
Search term for Google: obama's embarrassing radio appearances
This produced interesting results, viewable here, most of which are somewhat, shall we say, complimentary of Barack Hussein Obama, with links to how embarrassing Trump is and "embarrassed" Obama is for Republicans.
Bing's search results were quite different, viewable here.
Yahoo's search results were also quite different, viewable here, same search terms.
Similar at Dogpile.
Try it yourself.
Friday, June 10, 2016
The media, the DNC and so many Americans have been so proud of themselves for electing an anti-American, er, I mean, an historic president.
We've had 8 years of glowing "He's like a GODDDD!" analogies.
We've had almost 8 years of cries of racism with every perceived offense.
We've had almost 8 years of delicate little snowflakes ruining colleges.
And 8 years of political correctness.
We've had almost 8 years of federal corruption at all levels.
People are tired of this, fed up with the racist prejudices of the Left against anyone who doesn't think the way they do.
And now, as a result of 54 different gender choices, we have Donald Trump.
The most politically incorrect, so-called racist, homophobic, misogynist and unapologetic presidential candidate in history.
Do we see any connection here?
Everyone knows Trump is flawed; he's sort of inoculated himself, in a way, by being so bombastic that the only people who are shocked by what he says are the politically correct, which of course they would have been no matter who ran against Hillary.
They've been running numerous anti-Trump ads every hour here in Ohio; the problem is, every time they show some "shocking" thing Trump has said or done, I laugh.
There ya go.
If you've watched the Ali memorial, you already know what I mean. Shades of Paul Wellstone echo historically.
Left winger Rabbi Michael Lerner chose to use his time as a cheering session for Hillary, full of invectives toward Israel and kudos for a Palestinian state. Lots of clapping and cheers while the camera focused on a grinning Bill Clinton who murmured to the person beside him. The anti-Trump sentiment was not too far below the surface.
Then there's Valerie Jarrett, sporting huge spectacles, who referred to Ali (or Obama? hard to tell) as King of the World, who just had to pull a me-me-me and refer to her Beloved to grab cheers because Obama.
Ali's 4th wife of 30 years Lonnie Ali took the stage wearing a disconcertingly large black hat so huge that only her mouth was visible.
The focus of the memorial was many faith centered--diversity--and particularly Islam.
Parkinson's is a terrible disease. Ali carried himself well, even to the end.
What is it about memorials that makes people talk more about themselves than the deceased? Curious.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Chris Plante has been snarking on the way the Clinton News Network has been trying to turn Hillary into a golden goddess.
They literally used a Hollywood type filter to make Hillary's skin look gold. I suppose this is to perceive her **HISTORY***HISTORY***HISTORY*** making entry into the presidential race as extraordinary as Obama's was.
I mean, fixated with race as the DNC/MSM machine is, they're still slavishly placing glowlights behind Obama the Lightbringer's head and remarking how popular and "funny" he is to much of the American public (they get their stats from the same place they get their economic stats).
But now the professional camera and microphone bearers are racing to Hillary's side of the stage, slobbering and drooling to ask her hard hitting questions like, "How does it feel to be making history?" and "Aren't you just EXHAUSTED with all the campaigning?"
Of course, you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear even if the sow is wearing a $12,000 Armani jacket that looks like a carpet moomoo while she complains about income inequality.
So if you're CNN you whip out the golden filters.
And there ya go.
So you start with this, which looks like her head is on backwards anyway but oh well.
Here's the unaltered by MRC video...altered, of course, by CNN.
To any reasonable eye, this is pretty horrible but to the CNN video editors who got hold of some Hollywood effects, I guess they think this makes her look good.
I mean, really, though, she looks like she just shot right out of hell. Hellary. Huh.
Well, that wasn't enough and obviously it didn't really work well, so the next day, as Chris Plante noted, CNN tried this filter, which makes her look silver which admittedly is better than the gold filter but can't do much about the head on backwards thing.
Would we say this is press bias?
I think we are way beyond that. This is pretty insane and it's only going to turn the Trumpsters into more loyal and determineed Trumpsters.
Because this is what the Republican side of the aisle is getting.
And, yes, our candidate is Trump but let's be honest. Any Republican is a target for the press.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Trump free wheels his speeches like he's weaving in and out of a roundabout but his fans of all skin colors seem to allow him room to flub the language because he's so obviously making political correctness an issue in his campaign, even while claiming "I gotta be who I am."
People in general are tired of being accused of imaginary infractions dreamed up by Left wing anti-god Puritanists, so they're willing to let Trump have leeway.
Then we have Hillary, Trump's alter ego in reverse.
Hillary is truly not who she is. She's a character created decades ago (not unlike Obama, to be truthful) in the smoky rooms of 60s academia.
Her speeches are so breathtakingly bad that it's hard to believe anyone cheers after anything she says, but so they do, aping her mannerisms and drooling over every word.
Her arms flail oddly, her finger pointing awkwardly at the crowd. She nods her head as if agreeing with the crowd's cheers--"I'm so great! We all agree! See what brilliant points I'm making!"
In this particular performance in Oxnard, her head bounces down every 10 seconds to check her notes (this woman really needs a teleprompter and prepared speech); her body keeps pacing while her eyes navigate uncertainly back to her printed page,even while nodding to keep the crowd's attention.
But what she says and the way she says it...she screams something about the deceased Mohammed Ali being able to follow his dreams. Geez, if there's anything more uninspiring than that, I haven't heard it.
Her shoulders move squarely like a football player's and her voice has its usual scratchy sickliness. It's almost as if she's a....robot???
Couldn't they have written her program with more, say, humor?
Friday, June 3, 2016
What is so amusing about this video is that they are so serious, repeating the conclusion that ISIS fighters who die in the line of duty will get as a reward 72 raisins rather than 72 versions.
Well, gulp. Yeah.
And here's Chris Plante on the subject. Hilarious.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
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.