Jul 25, 2016

Not that I'm a Republican or Anything, But

I am getting the damnedest kick out of the Democrats' sun dance in Philadelphia.

The usual suspects among the media Dog Soldiers of the left are beside themselves. Until he spoke, they told us Bernie Sanders would calm his frustrated little Leninites and everything would get cuddly on the convention floor and the boulevards outside. Sorry about that, Chief. 

Now they're pinning their hopes on today's speech by Michelle Obama, the unelected First Mama whose concern for her family consists of incessant grumpy demands that we eat our veggies. Even the Sanders people are probably still pissed about that. They like their Twinkies and Doritos as much as anyone else.

Their backup plan, in case Michelle can't spread enough Balm of Siliad around the hall, is Senator Liz "Medicine Woman" Warren.  Liz, sometimes known as Pocahontas,  is heap diverse. She tellum Yale she Cherokee maiden -- well, female anyway -- and will join the council fire for much wampum so Yale can count coup and show great white majority how affirmatively active it is.

Summing up we have:

--Michelle, an ineffectual has-been,

--Liz, a system-working hanger-on to the great diversity drive, and

--Bernie, who probably still wears tie-died undies and has fantasies about being locked in a VW van with Mama Cass Eliot. 

Hillary, I don't think this is going to work for you.

   









Jun 18, 2016

Chuckie Cheese Puffs (and Huffs) - Schumer on Gun Control

Senator Charles Schumer, D-NY, is not a stupid human being. Objectionable, perhaps, but possessing some impressive mental credentials, a perfect SAT score, class valedictorians, degrees with honors.

So he is other than dumb, and yet he says:

"Every senator is now going to have to say, whether they're for terrorists getting guns or against terrorists getting guns," Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer told reporters on Thursday.


With an articulated belch like that coming from his mouth, and with the possibility of stupidity off the table, what word might we use to describe him?  The dead-accurate term "demagogue," comes to mind but is embarrassingly weak.  The others immediately occurring to me are unprintable in a family-oriented blog such as this.

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In fact, what every senator must decide is the extent to which we must go in make everyone feel good    and safe and all.

A frightening number of them would say the boundary has been reached when every man, woman, and child in America is on a no-fly list. Which would  be a no-weapon list,  leaving every American defenseless against any actual terrorist strolling down the street.







May 9, 2016

Still Looking for a Hero

You hardly ever expect to find a hero or even a sympathetic character among the North Korean political classes.  They're pretty much scumbags who wreak whatever vengeance they can on anyone pointing out their scumbaggery.  The KorComs especially hate journalists, and if foreign reporters stray into criticism, however mild, the Morning Calm Stasi arrests them, gives them a hard time for a while, then boots their free-press arses out of the country.

BBC reporters recently learned the meaning. Invited to cover the first "party congress" there in decades, they made some sort of error. It might have been failing to write in every lede that Kim il Whosis really is the sexiest man in the world.  Anyway, according to the AP:

O Ryong Il, secretary-general of the North's National Peace Committee, said the journalist's news coverage distorted facts and "spoke ill of the system and the leadership of the country."

This is common in that woebegone excuse for a nation and would not have seemed noteworthy until one recalled another recent news report, a little closer to where we live. It seems that Ted Cruz's dad, the Rev. Mr. Rafael Cruz, took to his pulpit and announced that God wanted all of us to vote for Ted.

That, too, is quite ordinary among the American right-wing authoritarian populist set. God has me on speed dial and here is what He told me you must do. Standard stuff, immediately dismissed and soon  forgotten unless it is directed at one Donald Trump who read it and raced for a microphone to fulminate. 


“I think it’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to do it. I think it’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to say it,” Trump said during a telephone interview on "Fox and Friends."

Maybe Kim and Don could arrange a little conference. It shouldn't take them too long  to write up a nice, clear list of what  folks are and are not allowed to say. Come to think of it, they should invite Hillary, the presumptive queen of American political correctness.





Apr 12, 2016

Flash

Courtney Love has just endorsed Hillary Clinton.

One finds oneself unsurprised, doesn't one?