Jan 02 2017

A Stubborn Mix of Petulance, Denial and Projection – Dems Imploding

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It is amazing how the left side of the Political Industrial Complex (PIC*) just cannot face the reality and depth of their failure this election cycle. The right side has been definitely rocked by the rejection of main stream politicians by the electorate, and they have a lot still to learn and more adjustments to make.

But the left? They have just lost it. And it appears to be due to three main causes.

Let’s begin with their petulance, their unwillingness to be civil and respect the choice the American Voters made this year and instead lash out:

The adjective, petulant, is a disapproving term used to describe a bad-tempered child, an adult behaving like an angry child or behavior or this type. Angry or annoyed mean the same thing, but if you choose the word, petulant, you are indicating that it is unreasonable or unjustified.

easily irritated or annoyed

Synonyms:
cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peckish, peevish, pettish, scratchy, techy, testy, tetchy
ill-natured

having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

We see this all the time now from the liberal media and the aging political leadership of the DNC. Their world has collapsed, their self annointed righteousness destroyed. They are irritable (cranky, peevish, testy, etc) because they refuse to realize their total rejection.

So they deflect their own failures onto some evil straw-man, usually named “Trump” but often times his vast swath of supporters. See here for a great example:

In 2016, the Republicans won the White House, maintained control of both chambers of Congress, and secured the ability to create a conservative Supreme Court majority that could last a generation or more. Donald Trump, a man with minimal restraint, has been awarded maximal power.

But, with a Republican majority that has mostly shown compliance with Trump, despite his contempt for the norms of democracy, the fear is that he will achieve much of what he wants. Even if he accomplishes only half, the landscape of American politics and policy will be radically altered.

Emphasis mine. The “norms of democracy” in this poor sod’s head means liberal elites running everyone into the ground. To the voters, it meant the cultural abyss of Obama and the “globalists” (those who fear  “nationalists”, which is just a lazy way of saying “those who disagree with us”).

You would think the rise of “Les Deplorables” and “The Tea Party” would have provided some obvious hints Main Street was fed up with the left’s brand of simple-minded cronyism.

Which brings us to the fact that few on the left recognize how impotent they are right now in the view of most Americans (who are celebrating the end of their reign and not joining in on all the hand-wringing). Look at the graph at the top of this post and realize how badly Team Obama has decimated the Democrat Party for the foreseeable future.

To not see the 2016 shellacking coming after so many years of shellacking, one can only conclude the left side of the political elite is drowning in “Denial”:

To be “in denial” is to be fooling yourself about the reality of your situation.

In this case, the left refuses to see the handwriting on the wall, so fantasizes about a mythical world where everyone admires them and their deepest thoughts. Again, back to the New Yorker article:

This prospect has recalled another phenomenon of the nineteen-sixties: the conviction that “democracy is in the streets.”

Movements are born in the moments when abstract principles become concrete concerns. MoveOn arose in response to what was perceived as the Republican congressional overreach that resulted in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. The Occupy movement was a backlash to the financial crisis. The message of Black Lives Matter was inspired by the death of Trayvon Martin and the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

The first Inauguration of George W. Bush, in 2001, saw mass protests driven by the sentiment that the election had been stolen. The protests that greet Trump will, in all probability, exceed them: some twenty other groups have also applied for march permits. Given his history with African-Americans, Muslims, Latinos, immigrants, unionized labor, environmentalists, and people with disabilities, it is not hard to imagine that there will be many more to come. The Congress is unlikely to check the new President, but democracy may thrive in the states, the courts, the next elections, and, lest the lessons of the sixties be forgotten, the streets.

Laughable.  The “streets” did rise up – and hand the DNC defeat (2009) after defeat (2010) after defeat (2012) after defeat (2014) after defeat (2016). This ongoing movement was a “surprise” to the elites in their liberal coastal bubbles (see the map below of where the streets rose up in 2016), but why it was a surprise simply indicates how dense their elite bubble is.

2016 by county

The astro-turfed protests from this election cycle – which were vicious and meant to intimidate Trump supporters – were NOT indicative of a rising liberal movement.  Looked more like a dying one which had to be propped up with cash.

Finally, the last ailment of the left is their penchant for “Projection“:

Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.

Let’s begin with the fact liberals are extremely racist – against whites. They blame whites for everything. They also claim whites are misogynist – including young white girls (no clue, don’t ask). Trump supporters are evil because … how could they be otherwise?

The more I think about it and see the reactions from all sides, the more this feels like the aftermath of an attack ? a literal attack ? on our communities.

The groups that those “deplorables” love to hate and feel threatened by are now under attack: LGBT people, people of color, women, Muslims, the disabled and many others. This election was a hate crime.

Drama queens one and all.

We know the left’s hate for those who disagree with the left is projected from the left onto those we they fear. Those who simply dismiss the left (thus, the fear of irrelevance), and who disagree with them on just about everything.

Those who now hold the reigns of power in this nation. Those now rising to take over many more western nations.

Now, many people think the left needs to get a grip. Personally I am not one of those people. I like these nutcases out in the open, reminding us everyday why it was a very, very good idea to elect Trump and chart a new path for America. A path directed from Main Street. Not one dictated by K-Street, Wall Street or various News Media organizations.

The fact is, the over-the-top nonsense spewing from the left has all but guaranteed success for a Trump first term. If the left continues its proven-failed methods of petulance, denial and projection they will not only bring in a veto-proof Senate majority in 2018, they are laying the groundwork for a second Trump term and probably a Pence term as well.

By wildly and personally denigrating the winning voters of 2016, the left is making it impossible to garner their votes down the road. And trust me, the pool of voters getting fed up with the mouthy left is not done growing.

Why stop the implosion on the left I ask?

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The Political Industrial Complex encompasses all those elites whose livelihoods are predicated on central-control of resources and who determine who is allowed to succeed in society. It is a bipartisan exclusive club. It includes the Politicians and their career staffers. It includes crony donors and lobbyists who reap government windfalls and special treatment that average citizens cannot obtain. It includes the PIC industrial base of pollsters, consultants, etc. And it includes the pliant news media, whose success rest on access to those in power, and in return for access making sure no bad news will disrupt said power.

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Jan 01 2017

The Movie “Sully” Tee’s Up Trump’s MAGA

 

If you get a chance, definitely watch the movie “Sully”. Not only is it a great story of humanity’s ability to take on incredible odds, it is an amazing underscore of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” (MAGA).

Bear in mind this movie is based on events that occurred in 2009, with the rights to the movie acquired in 2010. Therefore this movie has been a long time coming to the big screen, and its timing is nothing short of fateful.

The hero is of course Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who pulled off the phenomenal feat of a safe water landing on the Hudson River where all passengers and crew made it out alive and well (in no small thanks to the region’s first responders!).

The hidden power of this movie is the story’s antagonists, who are straight out of the 2016 elect election cycle.

The primary bad guys are the Feds from the National Safety Transportation Board, who have come to face our national hero with preconceived conclusion and insufferable arrogance. They put our hero, his family and his copilot through a living hell, all based on computer models and simulations.

Is anyone thinking about the [lack of] accuracy in those shoddy global warming models pushed by the UN and Obama administration? As someone with decades of experience in simulation and modeling of complex systems under his belt, trust me when I say this movie is accurately representing models, sims and their misuse.

I am not going to spoil the plot, but let’s just say the Feds come off as wannabe know-it-alls out to destroy our hero – our American hero. Someone straight off Main Street USA.

Sully, quite simply, is a story of MAGA. MAGA in the face of the federal bureaucracy and their media enablers.

You could not tee-up a better analogy for Trump’s pending upheaval of the federal bureaucracy. Main Street (in this case a decorated pilot) vs. the arrogant fed peddling baseless theories.

What a coincidence – right? This movie comes out right when the nation faces the same challenges as Sully, but on a grander scale across multiple similar story lines.

But the analogy does not stop with the NTSB and the Feds. Aiding the Feds in their effort to destroy our hero and harass his family is a very dull-witted media. Every cameo of the media depicts a shallow, incurious and lame fourth estate. Both the media and the feds get the image they so rightly deserve – since this is all based on historic fact!

Finally, we had just watched the movie when reality decided to underscore the caricature of the media in the movie.

 

Envision if you will [in my best Rod Serling “Twighlight Zone” voice] the normally Trump-hostile, Clinton-fawning press as a “protective pool” surrounding the President-elect!

The pool consists of a small group of reporters who follow the president and president-elect to all public appearances and act as proxies for hundreds of other reporters. This “protective pool” — which is cleared by the Secret Service — then shares its observations with fellow journalists.

But Trump has blown off the pool as president-elect twice in the past eight days, the first time in Washington last Thursday when he met with President Obama at the White House and later with Republican leaders.

That elicited a worried statement Monday from the White House Correspondents’ Association, which represents reporters in negotiations about press access to the president. The organization said it was “deeply concerned” by Trump’s decision to reject a protective pool.

Emphasis mine. Are these tools claiming they would take a bullet for Trump, a la the Secret Service? These media people have an overabundance of self-importance. I suggest we fire them all and make then earn their privileged access to POTUS.

Clearly Science Fiction!! You cannot make this sh*t up…

 

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Dec 29 2016

Lame Duck Obama Goes “Unhinged”

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President Obama seems to have lost his mind since President-Elect Trump’s huge election win.

What most people don’t realize is much of what Obama is doing through executive fiat is pointless and easily undone. For instance, his recent land grab in the Western States does not just happen once he signs a directive:

The White House announced that The Bears Ears National Monument in Utah will cover 1.35 million acres in the Four Corners region. The move is a victory for Native American tribes and conservationists for whom the land is considered sacred, but sparked intense opposition from Republicans.

“This arrogant act by a lame duck president will not stand,” Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah., tweeted.

With I lifetime working federal programs, I can tell you nothing in the government happens with a flick of a pen. The federal government is a sluggish beast which will take over a year to implement the directive – giving Trump plenty of time to stop or re-scope the action.

Second example: Obama and Kerry’s slap at Israel was so clumsy and crass that not only does everyone know the UN resolution is DOA here in the US (and apparently as far away as Australia), the ineptness of the move provided the perfect opening for the GOP to begin to defund the UN with Trump at the lead:

Sen. Lindsey Graham will propose a measure to pull US funding for the United Nations unless the UN Security Council repeals the resolution it passed condemning Israeli settlements.

“It’s that important to me,” he told CNN. “This is a road we haven’t gone down before. If you can’t show the American people that international organizations can be more responsible, there is going to be a break. And I am going to lead that break.”

Personally, it has become clear the UN has become a hotbed of international tension and strife, not peace. See Syria and Quadaffi for a prime example:

Newly disclosed emails show that Libya’s plan to create a gold-backed currency to compete with the euro and dollar was a motive for NATO’s intervention.

Though the French-proposed U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 claimed the no-fly zone implemented over Libya was to protect civilians, an April 2011 email [archived here] sent to Hillary with the subject line “France’s client and Qaddafi’s gold” tells of less noble ambitions.

The email identifies French President Nicholas Sarkozy as leading the attack on Libya with five specific purposes in mind: to obtain Libyan oil, ensure French influence in the region, increase Sarkozy’s reputation domestically, assert French military power, and to prevent Gaddafi’s influence in what is considered “Francophone Africa.”

This is how President Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize?? But my point is, Obama’s and Kerry’s final shot backfired – big time. Now we can defund the UN without any serious counter arguments.

Anyway, the dumbest of dumb Obama moves may have been to try and continue with the idiotic idea American voters are chumps an were duped by Russian Hackers making DNC and Podesta Emails public (and exposing the truth about the Political Industrial Complex):

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday released a joint report detailing how federal investigators linked the Russian government to hacks of Democratic Party organizations.

The document makes clear reference to the hacks of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, though it does not mention either by name.

The 13-page report provides technical details regarding tools and infrastructure used by Russian civilian and military intelligence services to “compromise and exploit networks and endpoints associated with the U.S. election, as well as a range of U.S. Government, political, and private sector entities.” (See the entire report below.)

I have said this many times but it bears repeating – the obvious reason ANYONE was able to hack into Podesta’s emails was because he was phished by someone who broke into Hillary’s home server which was so insecure a high school hacker could get in. Podesta opened himself up by clicking the phishing link:

Earlier this week, in an in-depth report on Russian cyberattacks, the New York Times revealed how Podesta’s credentials were given up because of the simplest of errors: a mere two missing letters: he was caught out by a typo.

Not his typo, mind you. Rather, an aide forwarded a phishing email sent to Podesta, sending it to the campaign’s IT staff to ask if the notice was for real. The email, purportedly from Google, said that hackers had tried to infiltrate Podesta’s Gmail account.

Clinton campaign aide Charles Delavan replied that yes, the message was “a legitimate e-mail” and that Podesta should “change his password immediately”.

There were two missing letters – “i” and “l” – that should have preceded the word “legitimate”.

Note the GOP was not hacked – because they did not communicate via the insecure Clinton server. Note the DNC was hacked, because they did communicate via the insecure server Clinton server. So this dog don’t hunt. Why Obama is trotting this mangy excuse out again is beyond sanity.

Only Obama would create an international crisis to try and lay down some barriers for incoming President Trump. The guy is just out of control to put so much tension in the world to get even with Trump and his supporters. Thankfully, he is seen as more clown than anything else.

What we saw in the hacked emails was the reality behind the DC curtains, and Les Deplorables don’t need a PhD in Politics to figure out we need to drain DC the swamp.

Obama’s lame duck attempt to salvage his legacy is beyond lame…

It is unhinged.

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Dec 20 2016

Blood In Berlin & Political Class Obsessed With Merkel’s Future?

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In a classic example of “not getting it” the “news” media is obsessing on how the horrible deaths of Christmas shoppers in Berlin (many children included) might effect the political future of the idiot whose policies gave the murderous devil an opportunity to execute his carnage!

The deadly truck rampage through a Christmas market crowd here marked a new setback for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hopes for political survival at a time when opposition is growing over her open-door policy for migrants.

“This was exactly the kind of terrible event that could seriously affect the German elections” next year, said Michael Wohlgemuth, director of the Berlin office of the political think tank Open Europe.

“Many people will make a connection between Merkel’s refugee policy and the threat of terrorism.

You think?

And the elites wonder why the voters are done sacrificing their careers (which obviously impacts their futures and families) sacrificing their traditions and surely not willing to sacrifice their LIVES, on the alter of globalization.

For nearly two years, Merkel has faced sharp criticism over her decision to allow nearly 1 million asylum seekers to enter Germany from conflict zones in the Middle East and North Africa. Often they arrive having undergone little in the way of security or background checks.

Germany has seen a few small-scale attacks linked to Islamic extremists and asylum seekers over this time, but nothing on a large scale.

No citizens-voters of any nation should have to die – en masse – before the stupidity of a policy is dragged grudgingly into the light by the media. What blindness (or lack of compassion) would allow anyone to take such risks with the lives entrusted to them for protection?

Is the Political Industrial Complex (PIC) bubble so opaque (with greed in all likelihood) that they did not see the high probability of this kind of event coming?

Merkel’s response is … “repugnant”!

Mrs Merkel said: “We don’t have anything for certain, but we must assume it was a terrorist attack.

“It would be very difficult for us to learn that a human being committed this deed who came to Germany to ask for refuge and asylum.

“It would be terrible for all of the Germans who are very active day by day in helping asylum seekers and refugees. It would be repugnant for those that are helping people that have come to this country and are asking for our help.”

Repugnant?

Try “viciously criminal”!

Clearly her “open borders” policy, with no serious background checks (obviously they do not come in on commercial airlines – hint, hint) is more important than her citizens’ safety.

Merkel is repugnant.

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Dec 19 2016

Donald J Trump Is the Next President of The United States of America!

Update At End

As of 3:45 PM, Donald Trump had amassed 245 Electoral College votes to Hillary’s 120.  Trump only needs 25 votes to hit the 270 mark, and one state stands out at this time:

Texas: with 38 electoral votes to submit.

So even if the lone TX elector defector does not vote for Trump, Texas will put him over the top – with a handful of Midwestern states yet to add to that total. Trump’s defeat in the Electoral College is now mathematically impossible.

Donald J Trump is the next President of the United States of America!!

And the left and the “news” media (sorry, redundant I know) look like a herd of Jackass’s.

Update: At 4 PM Eastern Hillary as 3 defectors to Trumps 0 (expect one with Texas). So her participation prizes are “winner of the popular vote” and “winner of the faithless elector vote”!

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Dec 12 2016

Translating Elitists’ Trump Outrage Into “Deplorable-ese”

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I have hesitated on posting anything about the election or transition because most of what I am reading is nothing but “sore loser” dribble. It has just not worth the time to read, let alone comment on.

As I watched this historic melt down, I have observed how poorly all this is playing with the Trump voters. So let me look at some of the more classic hyperventilating and translate it from the dire doom and gloom of the Political Industrial Complex (PIC*) and into the frame of the Trump voters. Translate it into “Les Deplorable-ese”.

My favorite meltdowns always include a bit of “we have to stop the poisoning, or the destruction of our society”. When these idiots attack Trump, they attack Les Deplorables – his supporters. It did not work in the primaries or the general election. It is not working now – at least not working in the way the bloviating fools think it is.

This first example is especially rich in that it misses the election results from 2009 through 2016, and what these results say about those flailing in the “Bursted Bubble” of the PIC. It misses what the rest of us living on Main Street USA and living in “reality” (not to be confused with Reality TV, which is not really “real“) have been saying since 2009/2010. And that is we have had enough. Trump is there to drain the swamp and chart a completely new direction on many fronts – Per Our Wishes!

So we begin with the “we must fight dirty against Trump and his supporters” – i.e., we must not respect our representative democracy:

The emerging Trump administration is a frightening mixture of free-market fundamentalists and C-list conspiracy theorists. This motley crew may well run headlong into political disaster.

What Les Deplorables read:  Emphasis mine. This person is still in the denial stage. There is very little chance Trump will have a political disaster as long as he (a) does not listen to these wailing political elites and (2) those same elites continue to mindlessly rage against the coming changes. The more the rage, the better the change coming.

Remember, Democrats are in their weakest position in national and state government since before the Great Depression.

What Les Deplorables read: A very brief ray of reality shines through! But is completely lost in no time:

Not only did voters never punish Republican leaders for pouring sand into the gas tank of representative democracy, they granted them victories in nearly every contested House and Senate race, proving incontrovertibly that voters simply do not care about or understand the ways that Republican leadership subverted longstanding norms of parliamentary procedure.

What Les Deplorables read: Procedure-Smeadure.  We wanted change, not excuses. If a dumb process, rule or guideline is in the way – remove it! And those republicans pouring  sand into the engine of the Democrats – we sent them there to do that. Doh!

In perhaps the most brazen violation of democratic norms in living memory, the Republicans just stole the colossally important swing seat on the Supreme Court by obliterating precedent and refusing even to hold hearings for Merrick Garland.

What Les Deplorables read: And Then There Was Great Rejoicing!! On Main Street USA.

Democrats clearly hoped that at some point, the voters would get Woke and point their fingers where they belong — at this clique of cynical power-grubbers in the House — remove them from office, and replace them with people that at least care whether the U.S. constitutional system is able to function as designed.

What Les Deplorables read:  Our fingers were pointed, and they pushed the ballot box options from 2009 to 2016 that gave the us US House and US Senate (along with Governors and state houses/senates) we wanted. We did use the power to remove fools from office – you fools! You just don’t recognize you were the problem to be removed from power.

Ain’t Democracy Great!

On the other hand, no. It’s time for Democrats to say no. To everything.

What Les Deplorables read:  Feel free.  But recognize we the voters said “NO!” to liberalism. It would be better if the left sat down and shut up if they refuse to participate. Crying and screaming is not working – trust me.

Now to Jill Stein’s recounts (various news source anyone can Google).

What Les Deplorables read: Stein is a sore loser from the PIC making lots of money off desperate fools. She is trying to dismiss Main Street USA’s legitimate votes and get rich. She will only succeed in the latter. Her saying the election process is rigged and must be made accurate is a pile of smelly BS. This is why the Deplorables rose up – to stop this insane nonsense.

And so did a Federal Judge

Now onto the Defecting Elector in Texas:

A member of the electoral college from Texas is maintaining that he will not cast his vote for President-elect Donald Trump when the college completes the electoral process later this month.

“The election is not over — the election happens on December 19th when presidential electors cast their ballots. That’s when the election is complete,” said Chris Suprun, the Texas elector, in an interview on “New Day” on Wednesday.

What Les Deplorables read: This Texas-sized moron forgot that he cast is one vote “as a citizen” on November 8th.  He took an oath (which clearly means nothing to him) to represent the will of the State of Texas and her voters – who clearly voted for Trump to be the next POTUS. All his self-serving rationalizations aside – he is as anti-American as they come.

What he really is, is a puppet of those who would do anything to keep their power and gravy-train rolling. If he cannot vote for Trump then step down – there is honor on that path. But don’t be such a tool and diss your neighbors.

What Les Deplorables see is someone who is disenfranchising 60+ million plus voters who propelled Trump to his landslide win. We see self a absorbed, self appointed, god-in-his-own-mind elector-wannabe who thinks he has the Wisdom of Noah to overrule the rest of us and our votes.

I voted in VA. Trump lost VA. I would find it disgusting to try to convince, or threaten, or bribe (my guess on this clown) any VA Elector to ignore the will of the people of my state.  Apparently this idiot in Texas is not nearly as morally pure as he thinks he is.  And Les Deplorables see him for what he is.

Expect a lot of new laws to remove any doubt as to the limited role electors play in our nation. Per our Constitution.

Finally – Russians won the election, and so Hillary should be President:

In light of reports Friday evening that Russians interfered with the 2016 presidential election to assist the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, supporters of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton are seeking out possible legal remedies in the unlikely event that a winner is certified in the election that investigative inquiries later reveal resulted from foreign interventionism or some other fraud.

However, at least one court decision suggests there may be some federal authority to invalidate the election outcome after the fact, and replace a candidate benefitted by fraud with his opponent.

What Les Deplorables read: Oh PUlleease! This is beyond stupid, beyond desperate and well deep into “Pathetic!”

We all remember the crap aimed at Trump from the debates about honoring the results of the election, etc, etc, etc. And now we get this. After all the hand-wringing back then about the need for a smooth transition, now Democrats are floating any and all Lead Balloons to try and overturn the will of We The People.

This is a neon sign that the PIC cannot and will not respect those voters who determined that Trump is by far less dangerous to our country than these cuckoo-nest escapees who have been running the show for decades.

HotAir has a good review on this craziness

One final note – Les Miserables not only remember the violence initiated by the Democrats and the left (and admitted to on video), we also know most acts of violence and destruction in Trump’s name is really acts by leftists. We have seen enough of them caught in the act. So did a Trump supporter burn down a black church and spray paint “Trump” on it? Les Deplorables would probably agree “not very likely”. We will not assume Trump supporters are behind the violence. This year has shown that is not typically the case.

Summing Up: What all this blathering has done is confirm the wisdom of Les Delporables and their support of Trump. This “vomit of denial” coming from the left and the “media” is proof-positive that we needed to go way outside the PIC to stop the madness.  Now we have the irrefutable evidence that this madness has spread far and wide across all parties and consumed the national “news” media. The country definitely needs a good cleaning out at the top.

Who in their right mind even writes about this stuff?

You know what Les Deplorables see coming out of all this?

This all is heading someplace, to some ultimate conclusion: A rubber-stamp 2nd term for President-Elect Donald J Trump! He is going to need more than 4 years to clear up this pile of BS.

* The Political Industrial Complex encompasses all those elites whose livelihoods are predicated on central-control of resources and who determine who is allowed to succeed in society. It is a bipartisan exclusive club. It includes the Politicians and their career staffers. It includes crony donors and lobbyists who reap government windfalls and special treatment that average citizens cannot obtain. It includes the PIC industrial base of pollsters, consultants, etc. And it includes the pliant news media, whose success rest on access to those in power, and in return for access making sure no bad news will disrupt said power.

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Dec 08 2016

In Celebration Of Les Deplorables!

I was going to author a post on all the left-wing nonsense over the transition of power and change in national direction, but decided today I would instead be more upbeat. So here is a musical celebration of Our Deplorable America! – ENJOY

BTW, my late father served in World War II Vet in the US Navy. He volunteered in 1938 and was from “Wild and Wonderful” WV.  It is from him I have a hankering for some good ‘ol banjo on occasion.

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Nov 27 2016

When Your Credibility Is Shot, Shrill Claims Sound So … Dumb!

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Denizens of the Political Industrial Complex (PIC*): Heed the words of the Jedi Master!

The past two weeks since the election have been mind blowing. To watch the news media arm of the Political Industrial Complex (PIC) double down on their hate of Trump and his supporters is just sad. But it is also really, really good for this country. Now that the facade of objectiveness and fairness has been stripped from these poseurs we don’t need to even pretend they are worthy of our precious time.

We will end this post with a a few video tributes to their lost sanity and credibility.

But first, some recent headlines – as seen from Trump Land. We begin another poll from the “all-knowing” PIC, CNN division:

After a bruising presidential election featuring the two least liked major-party candidates in recent history, more than 8-in-10 Americans say the country is more deeply divided on major issues this year than in the past several years, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And more than half say they are dissatisfied with the way democracy is working in the US.

Uh, …

Are these the same geniuses that guaranteed a Clinton election win in the polls? I believe it is!

Do they really expect us to give them any credibility here? They missed the great awakening and backlash of the financially-struggling, middle America.  Can’t I just assume they missed them  again in these numbers?

Next let’s look at how liberals claim they understand the Trump Voters deserve respect, right after they are done insulting them (again). First the insult:

There has been ample coverage of Trump’s outrageous statements and lies for well over a year. Hours upon hours of airtime and thousands of articles have been devoted to declaring him a danger to the republic. Several prominent newspapers abandoned their long-held impartiality to declare him unfit for office. It didn’t work. The people who supported Trump knew the things he had said and done and were aware of his temperament—and still chose him to be leader of the free world.

Which is not to say that we shouldn’t be outraged about the endless parade of sycophantic cabinet nominees, the conflict of interest scandals, or the possibility that Russia hacked our election. Of course we should.

Now to the crystal clear insight on how to fix all this:

The outrage over Donald Trump’s election has continued unabated on social media for more than two weeks now. It has been a useful and necessary exercise, allowing many on the left to voice their concerns, fears, and anger about the results. Eventually, however, the outrage must serve a greater purpose if progressives expect to have any say in the direction of their government.

It is painfully clear that all our outrage didn’t work. And now there’s a danger of getting sucked into a vortex of what I’d like to refer to as “outrage porn.” Trump’s horrific statements aren’t going to stop. He’s going to keep tweeting about every sleight and alleged offense, from Hamilton controversies to unflattering Saturday Night Live sketches to the untold thousands of protests and articles and taunts forthcoming. And he will use these incidents to cement his reputation as a political outsider with his voters. He will weaponize these reactions, holding them up as proof of just how much know-it-all elites loathe his “deplorable” white base.

When we play the outrage game, we are playing on Trump’s turf—and he has already proven to be master of this game. Opposition to Trump should focus far more on opposition to his policies, decisions, and judgment, rather than on calling him out for his every remark or relying on funny but ineffective memes to make our point.

I believe this person is saying the lunatic left should not be so open about their hate and dislike of Trump and his followers. They should hide it behind lame arguments against their lame policies.

Yeah, that will work! We rubes will never see that coming…

Next we have the “It’s The Russians, It’s The Russians” (Russians here equal “Wolf!)

The Washington Post on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being “routine peddlers of Russian propaganda.” The article by reporter Craig Timberg – headlined “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say” – cites a report by a new, anonymous website calling itself “PropOrNot,” which claims that millions of Americans have been deceived this year in a massive Russian “misinformation campaign.”

The group’s list of Russian disinformation outlets includes WikiLeaks and the Drudge Report, as well as Clinton-critical left-wing websites such as Truthout, Black Agenda Report, Truthdig and Naked Capitalism, as well as libertarian venues such as Antiwar.com and the Ron Paul Institute.

I am sure every Trump supporter is cringing in fear of being called a Russian “mole” (vs a Deplorable!!). Are these tools serious??

Finally, we have echoes of the “pay-for-violence” against Trump the Democrats employed this past election cycle, with a highly coincidental hate mail towards Muslims in California:

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for increased police protection of local mosques after letters that threatened the genocide of Muslims and praised President-elect Donald Trump were sent to multiple California mosques this week.

The letters were sent to the Islamic Center of Long Beach and the Islamic Center of Claremont, CAIR’s greater Los Angeles chapter said in a statement. The same letter also was sent to the Evergreen Islamic Center in San Jose, according to CAIR’s San Francisco Bay Area chapter.

We have no hard evidence this is from a Trump supporter. What we have is a “well-timed” claim by an anti-Trump organization echoed by an anti-Trump liberal “news” rag. Of course we have to investigate, but let’s just say it is best to assume innocence until guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt in this case. Especially since the left-wing news media have been caught red-handed coordinating false attacks against Trump by Wikileaks.

So why should any Trump Supporter from Trump Land give this any credibility?

Look, the left wing media went all in for Hillary, including the abandonment of their claim to balanced and objective reporting. That will not be forgotten anytime soon – say at least until after the next Presidential election cycle.

It seems Maureen Dowd’s brother really captured the essence of how all this is playing out in Trump Land:

The country had signaled strongly in the last two midterms that they were not happy. The Dems’ answer was to give them more of the same from a person they did not like or trust.

Preaching — and pandering — with a message of inclusion, the Democrats have instead become a party where incivility and bad manners are taken for granted, rudeness is routine, religion is mocked and there is absolutely no respect for a differing opinion.

Here is a short primer for the young protesters. If your preferred candidate loses, there is no need for mass hysteria, canceled midterms, safe spaces, crying rooms or group primal screams. You might understand this better if you had not received participation trophies, undeserved grades to protect your feelings or even if you had a proper understanding of civics. The Democrats are now crying that Hillary had more popular votes. That can be her participation trophy.

We now have the universal answer to all those obsessed with the irrelevant ‘popular vote’. You get a “participation trophy”!

Here is a final word to my Democratic friends. The election is over. There will not be a do-over. So let me bid farewell to Al Sharpton, Ben Rhodes and the Clintons. Note to Cher, Barbra, Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham: Your plane is waiting. And to Jon Stewart, who talked about moving to another planet: Your spaceship is waiting. To Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z, Beyoncé and Katy Perry, thanks for the free concerts. And finally, to all the foreign countries that contributed to the Clinton Foundation, there will not be a payoff or a rebate.

If this is too much for you to digest, you just may be in such deep denial you are aiding and abetting the pro-Trump movement.

As promised, some priceless videos covering the implosion of the left wing “news” media’s credibility. First, we have the building of the bubble (Hillary’s inevitability):

Next, how the dismissive left-wing arrogance set them up for the election night which burst their bubble:

Finally, the election results sink in, and the left wing have to face (and fail to see) how “their” world was destroyed by “our” world breaking into their bubble.

* The Political Industrial Complex encompasses all those elites whose livelihoods are predicated on central-control of resources and who determine who is allowed to succeed in society. It is a bipartisan exclusive club. It includes the Politicians and their career staffers. It includes crony donors and lobbyists who reap government windfalls and special treatment that average citizens cannot obtain. It includes the PIC industrial base of pollsters, consultants, etc. And it includes the pliant news media, whose success rest on access to those in power, and in return for access making sure no bad news will disrupt said power.

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Nov 23 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016!

Published by under All General Discussions

I have decided I am done with politics for this week.

I want to instead focus on all we can be thankful for, which in my case is a wonderful family and the opportunity to realize the American Dream of self-made success (at least to the rungs of the Upper Middle Class).

I recently discovered an ancestral branch reaching back to the founding of this nation in New England, not long after the first Thanksgiving. It was a very interesting surprise to this son of Virginia!

I also recently learned I have Native American ancestors – which was another surprise to this very European-looking, American mutt. It was actually comforting to know my family roots went back to both the first founders of the nation and the natives who lived here for centuries before the European’s arrived.

I was even more proud to learn my family line leads back to those few in New England who promoted co-existence with the Indians over conquering them. This is, in fact, one likely source of my Indian roots. My European ancestors lived as neighbors and in harmony with the Indians of New England for many decades.

Anyway, now when I think of Family and Thanksgiving, I can relate to four centuries of American history related to this uniquely American Holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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Nov 20 2016

“News” Media Stuck On Stupid, As They Circle The Drain To Oblivion

The GOP establishment tried to destroy Trump via innuendo and hyped-up falsehoods during the 2016 primaries. Their Big Smear Guns failed to dent Trump. In fact, those attacks may have given Trump a huge boost in the eye of the average voter looking for an outsider who will charge the gates of the Political Industrial Complex (PIC).

During the general election the Democrats, the #NeverTrumpers and the “News” media went “all in” to stop Trump from entering the PIC and undoing all their efforts and reversing their ill gotten gains. They trashed him in any and all forms they could imagine (most fictional – all the rest exaggerated)

These attacks fired up the massive number of voters who are “sick and tired of elites”. The thinking was “the elites are scared, so Trump must be real”. The denizens of the PIC did not restrict their anger, vitriol and violence against Trump. No, they went after Trump voters! And thus was born the American grass-roots antibody to the corruption of our age: Les Deplorables:

A member of the “News” media – who did not vote for Trump – came out today begging his industry to return to its core values and integrity, lest it destroy itself financially. His commentary is painfully accurate for the losers in this election. Read the whole thing, every paragraph is a gem of insight. Here are some key excerpts:

Nevertheless, a word of neighborly advice to our more genteel media friends, the ones who sit at the high table in their pristine white dinner jackets and ball gowns. You’ve been barfing all over yourselves for a week and a half, and it’s revolting to watch.

In 2016, the media didn’t even pretend it wasn’t working in Hillary Clinton’s interests. The blue whale of information, The New York Times, virtually signaled to the journalistic universe that it was time to abandon all pretense of objectivity in a now-notorious front-page column on Aug. 8 that advised journalists “you have to throw out the textbook American journalism has been using for the better part of the past half-century” and “move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional.” If that result “may not always seem fair to Mr. Trump or his supporters,” tough tiddly-winks, Times columnist Jim Rutenberg concluded.

For the good of us all, though, and in the interest of rebuilding the wreckage of its reputation, the media should go back to having gradations of outrage. Switching transition chairmen isn’t the Saturday Night Massacre, and going out for a steak without telling the hacks isn’t on a par with, say, deleting 33,000 e-mails.

Unfortunately, the double standard continues unabated. The “News” media continues to think the Big Smear Guns that so spectacularly failed during the election season are going to somehow work during Trump’s first term. Personally I say “please, continue” … until you have completely imploded and you are no more believable than the person on the street corner with the sign “the end of the world is nigh”!

New York Times Editorial Board circa 2018

Of course, right on queue the unhinged media dribbled out another round of their anti-Trump bile:

I keep hearing calls for empathy and healing, civility and polite discourse. As if supporting a man who would fill his administration with white nationalists and misogynists is something to simply agree to disagree on.

Absolutely not. You don’t get to vote for a person who brags about sexual assault and expect that the women in your life will just shrug their shoulders. You don’t get to play the victim when people unfriend you on Facebook, as if being disliked for supporting a bigot is somehow worse than the suffering that marginalized people will endure under Trump. And you certainly do not get to enjoy a performance by people of color and those in the LGBT community without remark or protest when you enact policies and stoke hatred that put those very people’s lives in danger.

Being socially ostracized for supporting Trump is not an infringement of your rights, it’s a reasonable response by those of us who are disgusted, anxious, and afraid.

Notice this lunatic has a “right” to insult, commit libel and harass her fellow citizens so she can feel better. BTW, a vast majority of the women I know hated Hillary – too bad the “News” media missed that tiny factoid. The rest of the women were knee-jerk liberals.

The author’s premise is as off target as her anger is (fed by a serious streak of insecurity). Les Delporables are not whimpering or whining about the unhinged liberals – like this piece of work. We could care less. I am not going to lose any sleep over this person’s emotional struggles. I only point her out to use her as a foil to illustrate the obvious.

See how it feels to have your core values thrown into the dirt by society?

The fact is, Trump supporters are not attacking minorities. And this misogyny thing has become so stupid we had a young male Clinton emoti-bot accuse our teenage daughters of being misogynists for supporting Trump. Engaging your brain during a hate-based-meltdown is a tough thing to do apparently.

What these people are doing is marginalizing themselves. No one has to take serious what is clearly the KKK of the left. The KKK think like this person does, branding groups they don’t understand as evil and dangerous and not worth basic respect, let alone the right to hold their own beliefs. Intimidation and violence is called for – of course. Thus the violent riots, the beatings of individuals, the attempt to destroy reputations. All fair game to someone who hates like the KKK hates.

It is strange how some people become the very thing they despise. How a victim feels empowered to become the abuser for vengeance. How else do these mavens of “safe places” violate the very premise of such concepts?

First off, Les Deplorables by definition have been battling the vitriol, violence and hate of liberal small minds for years. We don’t need safe spaces because we have spines, values and honor that no one can badger out of us. We don’t need riots, we don’t need to beat up the opposition, we don’t need to resort to hate. We have convictions.

We don’t need to because our cause is worthy and is shared by so many diverse people it is clear the cause is not driven by race, religion or sex, but by economic hardship.Trump did better among Hispanics, Blacks, minorities, women, etc than Romney and McCain.

Trump is just a symbol, not the end of this tale. The quiet and determined Trump voters – who, by-the-way swept the Democrats out of all levels of political office for the last 4 election cycles beginning in 2010 – did not cower during the primaries or during the general election. They did not lash out.

They quietly went to the voting booth and overturned the corrupt Political Industrial Complex. See, you should not be angry or hurt or violent if you want to lead (this is the Hitler model of course). You should be rationale, insightful and empathetic to the suffering of your neighbors.

I am not religious (spiritual, yes – but I do not belong to any “religion), but occasionally the Bible has a gem of an insight:

Luke 16:19-26English Standard Version (ESV)

The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side.[a] The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.

Greed at the expense of your neighbors, family or coworkers is not an admirable trait. The top 5%, the wealthiest of this great nation, should enjoy their riches and stop messing with the lives, aspirations and opportunities of the rest of us. You don’t have enough years to spend your money, so be grateful, sit down – and shut up.

We can work the rest out on our own, for ourselves. And please, take your hate-filled minions with you.

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