Friday, August 7, 2015

The First Debate is in the Can!

It wasn’t easy to avoid turning on the TV this morning to watch the fallout from last night. But now, the chores are done, workout finished and I can sit and discuss people, points and performance in the debate marathon last night.

Before critiquing the candidates, I have a few words for Fox News. Between the clear animus for Trump and the ham-handed start to the debate, I have to say that the overall performance by the host network. Kelly and Wallace demonstrated a clear animus toward Trump and Wallace’s handling of Trump was evident throughout the evening. Baer remained a gentleman as always. This is not to say that I felt sorry for Trump. He knew it was coming and still seemed to have not prepared for the setups.

Also, the opening moments were painful. They awkwardly bring out the candidates while announcing their names, then banter a bit while the candidates stand there with their faces hanging out. Then they read the rules and re-announce the candidates. Bad performance.

The take-away:

No one candidate had a real meltdown in either debate. It is my contention that as a party, Republicans vindicated themselves well and that is always a good thing. With what I a told is the largest debate audience in history, the country got to see what adults (mostly) look like in contested discourse.

I will also say, feigning no modesty whatsoever, the candidates validated the principal points set out in my book. Sadly, while one point was demonstrated by one candidate (Trump: get loud, lean in) another would be another (Fiorina: think twice about what you are going to say and then say it). The one standout, putting most of the principal points in play was Rubio. He was a joy to watch.

Trump: I expected to see Trump’s boardroom face last night. Contentious would have been fine, and he was that. But he looked like he was facing an impromptu press conference, not a debate he had weeks to prepare for. He gave Wallace a well-deserved slap on the bankruptcy question and the childish I-didn’t-get-enough follow up. But overall he was flailing.  If you were looking for hard evidence that Trump is not a Dem shill, a fly in the ointment, you were sadly disappointed. He has yet to prove that he is anything more than loud.  

Prediction: Slight drop in the polls.

Bush: Bush really hurt himself last night. As I have said, he is too business-as-usual and risk averse to really mix it up. If Fox had the kind of turnout that most early primary debates have, Bush would have come through without much damage. Bush also has a tell. In a previous post, I talked about Jay Carney’s tell; how he curls his lip and tilts his head when he is lying. When Bush is facing the least challenge, his shoulders go up to his ears. It might not indicate lying, but it belies confidence in himself and in hos own message. To see it all you have to do is turn on a camera or ask a slightly challenging question. W did it occasionally, but Jeb can’t control it. He will look bad before any Democrat if he can’t get it in check.

Prediction: Up to five points lost in the polls.

Huckabee: The surprise of the night. For the second time in as three weeks he came across as completely composed. That he had little to loose and a whole primary season ahead of him, he has positioned himself well. He won’t peak from this. But he show real staying power. For the record, he is also a business-as-usual politician in his social Security blather. Even when facing a candidate who says they have no interest in taking grandma’s SS check from her (Christie), Huck uses a Obama-like straw argument that the other want to take grandma’a SS check away from her.

Prediction: A few points up. (Perhaps at Bush’s expense)

Fiorina: Factually assertive and poised. She still needs to ratchet up the sparks several notches. Still, an impressive performance.

Prediction: Despite doing so well, position will remain static to maybe a point or two up.

Kasich: Good resume on display. Looked like he was suffering spasms while taking the first question. Whoever comes out on top among Dems, the only thing they’ll have to go on in the election is socialism, emotionalism and/or outright bullshit. But it will be delivered with real flourish. Kasich lacks fire I his belly and his delivery to stand against that. Bush shares that problem.

Prediction: Flat or down in the polls.

Rubio: Star of the late debate. Hard without being mean. Loud without shouting. Prepared and confident. 100% in the moment. He looked great. Now he must follow up. If he doesn’t become the distraction for the next several weeks, he will loose this bump quickly.

Prediction: Big bump and probably improved cashflow.

Carson: Also a standout performance. And a BIG finish. He is very likable and very bright. The clear winner in the “be yourself” category.

Prediction: A bump up in the polls.

Cruz: Good command of the facts. Well-prepared. the thing that troubled me was that standing next to the others he came off as an actor, playing the role of a politician. He was a slightly effete and snooty caricature of himself. Overall good, but a little creepy.

Prediction: flat to a small bump up

Jindal: another good resume. He was in the moment and appeared to enjoy the experience. Best of the governors performances, if not as forceful. Like Fiorina, needs to get much more demonstrative.

Prediction: Up a few points, likely taking a share from Christie, Bush and Walker.

Walker: Bush lite. Excellent pun if I do say so myself. He won’t loose followers based on last night, but he certainly didn’t gain any. Like most of the marginal performances, If other candidates pull big percentages in the polls, Walker stands to come out looking very bad in the polls. Damn shame. He is an excellent governor.

Graham: This man is not in to become president. He is in to make a case for war. So be it. But taking an abortion question and turning into an ISIS issue was so ham-handed that it hurt his primary mission.

Prediction: He will remain near the bottom.

Perry:  Strong in the Happy Hour Debate. He’ll take some of the few points Pataki, Graham and Gilmore might share. No headlines from his performance.

Prediction: Flatline.

Santorum: Howdy dootie.

Prediction: Flatline.

Remaining candidates and Graham need to go home.

Things to remember:  The polls are a bit skewed right now. As Hume pointed out on Wednesday, the bigs are polling likely primary voters. Being at 25 points, especially this early, doesn’t translate into big numbers among all likely voters. And there is such a thing as peaking too early. If Trump doesn’t bring a real game soon he’ll slide to the middle of the pack.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Obama and Iran Share Hostages for Mutual Ends

While Boehner and McConnell Continue to Play With Themselves.

This was too important to tack onto an older post as an update.

So, do you want to know how to spot a nasty political whore? See who votes to support Obama's efforts to get a nuke for Iran. For the truly slow, that has been the point of all the phony negotiations. The idea was to slow-walk this thing, to thwart Congress and Israel and make sure the religious nut bags in Iran were close enough to obtaining a nuclear weapon that the theater could be abandoned and a "deal" inked.

With the announcement of the "agreement" that Iran won't honor beyond tomorrow morning we got a surprise. Barry Obama, front man for the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, agreed to not only lift sanctions associated with the nuke talks, but to also lift the long-existing arms embargo against the Iran. That makes sense. He is more considerate of Iran's military than he is of ours.

Here's Obama's Ace in the Hole.

Everyone was mystified that throughout "negotiations", or even before, that Barry didn't insist that the religious nut bags release all Americans being held in Iran. But that too, was never a goal of the administration.  And again, they were not real negotiations.

The idea was to arrive at this point and send a bogus agreement for Congress to chew on. In short order, as opposition builds, Obama will announce that congressional support of the nuke deal is the only hope of ever getting the Americans out of Iran. This will happen despite the fact that you now know it, that this post is out there and that the whole world will see the naked support and allegiance Obama holds to Iran.

Jarret/Obama need to keep those Americans on ice in Evin prison to ensure they could collect up enough swanky political whores to, at least, get this "agreement" past a veto.

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

An excerpt from "Republican Relaunch" (tentative title)

Did you know the EPA packs heat? Oh, yeah. Nice stuff, too.  SIG Sauer; stainless steel, no less. I own five weapons. I can’t afford stainless steel.[1]


The EPA is a policy arm of the government. What jackass gave them police authority? How can it possibly be justified?

Let’s suppose the EPA decided the drainage ditch in your backyard was a protected navigable waterway. I’m not half kidding on this one, they do this kind of monkey shit all the time. Once established, they can site you for any one of dozens of things you might do to or near this waterway. Let’s suppose further that you build a 10’ x 12’ storage shed you bought at Lowe’s and plop it near this critical body of H2O. Should Big Brother find out about this, and find regulation against it, the fun would begin.

You would be cited, of course, and told to get the offending shed away from the drainage ditch. If you refuse, then the fines and arrests come into play. There was a time when the EPA would have to notify the Justice Department to assist in assaulting your property and tearing down your shed and dragging you into court. Now it seems they have the guns and police powers to do it themselves. Brilliant. What a time saver!

Along with police powers, these people now have to power to make laws. They say they are just expounding on proper law, debated and legislated. But as we have seen, through new “regulations” supported nowhere in existing law, they are dictating law. We also know they have the blessing of an authoritarian regime to do it. “I can’t wait for Congress…” and all that jazz.

One of my favorites is that CO2 is now, by totalitarian fiat, a pollutant; a toxin; fucking poison! Who knew?

I was shocked to hear this. I immediately wrote my congressman (He’s the good one. It’s all the others that are ass hats.) and demanded that a warrant be sworn out on every single American.  I have it on good faith that several times a minute every single one of these damnable Americans is spewing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. And they do it all day long, even at night when they sleep.  They have absolutely no regard for their planet. Bastards!

It should be easy to catch them. The NSA has all their phone and computer records. They can pull every phone conversation they are having, find out their movements, who they are talking to, and arrest them.

Taking it an important step further, do you have any idea how many tons of CO2 is being expelled by 9 billion people everyday? Oh yeah! The whole world is doing it. The trees have absorbed so much of the poison they’re turning green!

We can’t arrest the whole world. So Valerie Jarrett should order Barry to bomb every last one of them into dust. And he can start with those Lithuanians. Thick as thieves, those Lithuanians.

The only thing more stupid than the last four paragraphs is the CO2 declaration it is making fun of.

But I’ll tell you something even more stupid and truly frightening. The person now at the head of an organization with fiat power and guns is a liberal, environmentalist doctrinaire, and a propagandist and GW/CC alarmist of the first order and totally beneath our trust.[2] I speak of Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator.

Reduce the EPA to a monitoring group and give them four initials.[3] All the states have their own version of the EPA.  Many simply lift environmental law directly from the federal government and make it their own. Call the new activity something like Environmental Policy Monitoring Group (EPMG), responsible to the states for assisting them in maintaining a safe clean environment and settling environmental disputes among the states.

But for Christ’s sake, take away their police power, rescind all of their fiat pronouncements of the last 7 years and take away their GUNS! Nobody wants some sunken-chested Occupy Wall Street type carrying a gun.  He’ll probably just shoot himself in the foot – or someone else’s foot.

[1] 10--U.S. EPA Firearms Purchase - SIG Sauer P229 22 Aug 2011
[2] EPA Chief: ‘Climate Deniers’ Aren’t Normal Human Beings -Michael Bastasch – Daily Caller, 23 June 15

[3]People outside the beltway probably won’t know this, but federal activities are always trying to find ways to justify three-letter acronyms for their little empires.  The NATIONAL IMAGERY AND MAPPING AGENCY (NIMA) got a boost in prestige when it became the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA). I remembering thinking that very thing when driving by their headquarters shortly after the change; “Well, they’re moving up in the world.”

Thursday, July 2, 2015

My New Campaign!

My New Banner

This is the symbol I am using for my Be Kind To Social Whiners campaign.  Like it?  It's rather flashy I admit. But I wanted to draw special attention to the plight of those who feel the need to whine incessantly.  It must be such a headache to be them.

It is fortuitous the I happened to choose this banner, because whiners and pisspots all over the country are blowing aneurisms right now over an image very similar to this one.

As it turns out, there are people in this country who have used that symbol in honor of soldiers who fought and died for the Confederacy during a war that took place only three generations ago. (Yes, it's been only three. Two of my great, great grandfather fought for the Union. I'm a Philly boy.)

Sadly, they are now told that no matter who their relatives are, or what warriors they admire, they can no longer use this symbol in their honor.

There are others who have walked under this other banner to show that they are mouth-breathing racists.  These Billybobs would say the stupidest things.  They were intentionally hurtful in the things they said. It was almost as bad as listening to a Malik Shabazz speech. Fortunately for the scutmouth Malik, he has the freedom to say the things he says; First Amendment and all.

Not so for the Civil War buffs and the Billybobs.  They have been told they must stop using their symbol.  There is pressure on Gettysburg to help us un-write history by getting rid of that flag. That must be in honor of George Orwell.  TV networks are trying to get us to un-remember hit shows that had that same symbol painted on a car.  There are certain TV shows I'd like to un-remember, but it's more than passing strange that we are being told to, don't you think?

Anyway, it's all a weird coincidence that the two symbols are so similar. I don't anticipate any problem having MY symbol at the top of MY campaign. But in the event someone does take umbrage, I can only say that as far as I know, I have the right to express myself as I see fit in this country.  I hope that allays your concerns. If it doesn't and you feel the need to whine and cry about my symbol, then you can go F#%& yourself.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Just a Quick Update

In my upcoming book, I will explain why we want libs to harp on Trump and how we (conservatives) benefit!  Keep an eye out for the announcement.  Enjoy your update.

They'll Always Do Exactly as They Wish

Despite a law just passed by Congress, a judge has anointed himself as the Grand Ayatollah of the NSA and declared that the government can continue to collect all your phone and internet data. So my opening paragraph, here was correct.  I usually am.

Aren't You Glad We Gave Up Control of Domains?

China Has announced a new policy to make networks "controllable". These guys are almost as paranoid as our own government.

And look, they are even going to help ICANN in the event of an emergency! Those darn Chinese are so damn sweet, aren't they?

It's Not Like We're Going To Open an Embassy!!! Geez!

After establishing ties with his communist betters in Havana, and saying that we were not going to open an embassy in Cuba, Comrade Obama announced that we are opening an embassy in Cuba. An unidentified aparaticik in the US regime was heard to say, "Ooooh!  You meant that Cuba.  Well, then yeah…"

The Merchant Muhammad, Pieces of the Middle East Be Upon Him, Was Counting On Barry.

After blowing past three pretend deadlines while ensuring Iran can get a nuke, the White House is so confident of success that they only set the next phony deadline at one week.  Imams are already passing out the party hats and balloons. Jarrett front man, Obama, is hoping to go down in Islamic history as the guy who brung 'em the bomb. Congrats, Valerie and Barry, on doing whatever the fuck you want while McConnell and Boehner stand by and play with themselves!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Complete Corruption

Just what, I wonder, do the character assassins have on Chief Justice John Roberts.  What twisted perversion did he get busted engaging in?  What bribe did they catch him taking?  What drug was he taped ingesting?

He once again, stepped into the well (see Obama's Top 50 What?! in this blogspot) and changed the administration's argument, rewrote the Obamacare law and then found his version of the law constitutional.

The first time, I figured he was just trying to create a co-presidency for himself.  But this new argument, in concert with the submissive Kennedy, goes against the very fabric of that which is John Roberts.

Well, no secret is safe.  Mark my words.  It will come out.  There is something extremely creepy about this guy. Unbelievably sad.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Canard of the Week: Charity

If you believe the results of polls, early voting and paperless ballots, one must conclude that at least half of the people in this country love to be lied to.

Starting with an April 24, 2015 NYT article by award winning Clinton apologist Paul Krugman where he uses "alleged"a lot with the word "scandal".  Further, Krugman concludes that there was never anything to the  Clinton scandals of the 90s and 08 when BJ Bill's wife was lying her way through a failed WH run.

You'd think a guy as smart as Krugman thinks he is would remember that "alleged" is more associated with crimes or things to be proven, which could include events behind a scandal.  But scandals are scandals.  There is no such thing as an alleged scandal. They exist because people are talking about events surrounding a person or persons. In the case of the Clintons, they had lots and lots of scandals associated with them because they are scandalous people and the underlying allegations are almost always true. 

The most famous, of course was the blue dress.  It only surfaced because of the many women whose lives were ruined by the Clintons for speaking the truth about BJ Bill's dalliances, only one happened to have physical proof.  Others had witnesses and corroborating evidence.  Several ( completely disassociated) women described Bill's inadequate and somewhat odd appendage in identical terms.  A few of those with no knowledge of the others existence spoke of the Clinton method of lip-biting and inept groping, along with a completely narcissistic departure, in almost carbon-copy likeness. Check with Hitchens on this point; no wide-eyed conservative, he. The lives of most of those women were destroyed by the Clinton machine and accomplices in the press.

But evidence and witnesses, naked character assassination; those things are complex.  The lapdog press didn't want to get into all that.  Neither did congress.  They wanted so much for this thing to just go away.  But Monica had the man juice on the dress!  Well, damn.  Now the press had to rewrite the whole narrative about how Bill was being picked on by a right-wing conspiracy to how you could only prove he did it once and she only gave him blow jobs so that's not so bad, is it?
I've been struck by how many people fans and detractors alike look at "I did not have sex with that woman" and "It depends on what the meaning of 'is' is," and come away wide-eyed saying, "You gotta hand it to him, he (Clinton) is a genius at this game."  More on that in a bit.

But there were other much worse, more complex "scandals" surrounding both Clinton and the woman who is, at least on paper, his wife.  The female Clinton was not alleged to have 1200 illegally obtained FBI files in the White House residence. She had them.  When she says herself that they were in her possession, it is no longer an allegation.  The most serious thing that Chuck Colson went to jail for was being in possession of ONE FBI record.  But one day (after years of behind-the-scenes negotiations  with the FBI and promises made to key Justice department slugs) Bill's old lady looked down on her coffee table and exclaimed, "Oops, here they are, those silly FBI files!"  And all was forgiven.  It was all a silly mix up how those files went from the possession of the FBI to her house.

Not only did the press obediently let go off the story IMMEDIATELY, half of this country appreciated that their shrill and nasty queen lied to them so they could continue to act like they believed her and her husband.  Not to do so may have tugged at too many threads, thus causing them to actually question their own beliefs.  So yes, by all means, lie.  Politicians should lie, the press should lie.  It makes for a happier populace to just swallow the lies and bend our knees to our Royals.

Hilary has fleeced charity and civic groups for up to $200,000 for speaking fees.  Now that's generosity in itself as her speeches read like elementary school book reports.

These are the creatures that control the Clinton Foundation and a number of shell companies that protect it.  It is fun to watch the MSM apologize for this "charity" organization.  They speak of the complexities involved with sending friends and political allies on around-the-world junkets to collect evidence to advance global warming propaganda.  As if they couldn't bring those people in those parts of the world here for a "Clinton Initiative" wingding and get the "evidence" straight from the horse's mouth.  Or better yet, video conference! It's no surprise that a foundation worth hundreds of millions growing has actually given away a few tens of millions.  The rest has gone to washing cash back and forth between shell companies and keeping the Clintons in the lush comfort they have come to enjoy so much.

Anyway, the RICO trial starts in January.  Such kindness warms the heart.

As to the genius of it all - there is none.  They get away with this stuff because too many of us measure Clinton callousness against our own stupidity, making the naked lies appear to be brilliant. If a handful of people with position and balls wanted to, they could tear this diabolical duo to pieces in no time.  What those people fear is what the Clinton machine mighty dig up on them.