If you haven't noticed... and you wouldn't if you watch most "mainstream" media... Obama just ended the "wet foot, dry foot" policy with Cuba, and just days before the end of his term.
What does this mean?
"Fleeing Cuba is a crime. Whether the Cubans sent back to Cuba under Obama’s new fiat will be tortured, jailed, or executed [likely after watching their family raped or tortured] is an open question but not one that Obama cares about."
"In other words, it’s all about Obama’s phony, arbitrary vision of 'fairness.' Open borders are now okay for everyone except Cubans. "
OBAMA FEEDS CUBA’S FIRING SQUADShttp://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/265451/obama-feeds-cubas-firing-squads-matthew-vadum
The left won't care. Obama has given them their talking point. They'll giggle at the thought of dead Cubans because it let's them call us hypocrites for caring.
He's doing this for three reasons.
To agitate the right.
To guarantee the only Cubans who can enter the US are loyal communists.
WHERE'S THE MEDIA?!? They don't care.
The left is evil. That he would choose to remove protections from this group clearly illustrates they have no concern over illegal invaders unless those invaders are loyal Democrat voters. Democrats are a cancerous plague.
Kurt Schlichter gets what far too many don't. I've been saying this for years. It's good to see others aware of it. People need to wakeTFU to the reality of Democrats.
"We must keep fighting. We must never give an inch, never back down, never give up. We must respond to every attack upon us, large or small, with overwhelming firepower. But defense is not enough – we must go on offense, seize the initiative, and aggressively destroy anything that will aid liberals in their long-term goal of rendering us silenced and subservient."
"They babble on about not 'normalizing' Trump’s election when their real goal is to delegitimize anyone exercising political power but themselves. This is not about Trump – this about us
This is how liberals intend to break our will to resist, with a never-ending series of petty controversies and provocations until, exhausted, we simply give up and surrender to their benign dictatorship.""Remember: Liberals are fearful because they know the kind of oppression they absolutely intended to inflict upon us if they had won, and they worry that we will do to them what they wanted to do to us."
"Look, none of us want to spend our lives in permanent battle mode, but there’s no time out for the foreseeable future. We don’t have a choice. Our enemies – and understand that progressives are our enemies, not just opponents of good will who merely disagree with us – will not give up. They can’t give up, because they are so invested in liberal fascism and in controlling us that they have nothing else,
leaving them no option but perpetual cultural and political war. We would rather life get back to normal, but there is no 'normal,' not anymore.
You may not care about politics, but politics cares about you, and if we just give up and let these nanny state parasites go unchallenged we will eventually wake up in chains. Forcing our little girls to be surrounded by urinating men in dresses is not the endstate – it’s just the beginning of a never-ending series of cruel humiliations and calculated oppressions liberals will seek to inflict upon us. Their goal is not just to take power but to revel in the wicked delight of rubbing our faces in our powerlessness.
They hate us. Get that through your head
, then act accordingly. And acting accordingly means fight back, hard and ruthlessly, every time they try to assert their tyrannical inclinations."
"Here are your three choices. There are only three. Pick one.
1. Peaceful coexistence while leaving everyone alone and free
2. Conservatives in charge, protecting normal Americans’ freedom
3. Liberals in charge, persecuting normal Americans.
I would prefer Choice One, but liberals seem to have vetoed that."http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2016/12/26/sorry-but-our-fight-against-liberal-fascism-has-only-just-begun-n2263156
Sorry, But Our Fight Against Liberal Fascism Has Only Just Begun
Or I guess should say another Obamacare Big Liehttp://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/did-obamacare-add-20-million-to-the-insurance-rolls-not-even-close/
Did ObamaCare Add 20 Million To The Insurance Rolls? Not Even Close
"As soon as Donald Trump won the election, left-wing groups were busy predicting that, should he succeed in repealing ObamaCare as promised, anywhere from 20 million to 37 million would lose coverage.
An analysis by the Heritage Foundation shows that these claims are largely based on phony numbers coming out of the White House.
While the White House derived its number using survey data, which it then adjusted [one of the ways the obvious Big Lies work]
, Heritage instead went directly to the sources for enrollment data — Medicaid and private insurers — to see what's really happened.
What they found is that the Obama administration has inflated the ObamaCare coverage number by almost 42%. The actual gain in coverage between 2013 and 2015 was 14 million, Heritage found. That's close to the Census Bureau's estimate that the number of uninsured declined by 12.8 million over these years. And of that, only 2.2 million gained private coverage, Heritage figures. The other 11.8 million went on Medicaid.
(Heritage only has hard data through 2015, but enrollment in the exchanges was basically flat in 2016.)
Think about that 2.2 million number for a moment.
ObamaCare has caused massive disruptions of the individual market, forced millions to drop health plans they like, caused huge price spikes and mounting insurance losses, created monopoly markets around the country, and resulted in the virtual takeover of the individual market by HMO plans. [and we're fined for failing to join!]
As for the nearly 12 million added to Medicaid, this cannot be called a victory, given that Medicaid is a bloated, fraud-ridden program that leaves many unable to get to a doctor.
Even before ObamaCare, a third of primary care doctors said they weren't taking new Medicaid patients, according to a 2012 report to Congress."
It was designed to hurt Americans until we begged for socialized medicine. Pure evil.
Dear LJ libs I spent all that time arguing with...
1/ I need to get a rant out of my system re the #NeverTrump, #McMullin crowd. And they are a crowd, a mob, a mutually reinforcing collective
2/ Which is part of the problem. The #NeverTrump & #McMullin cultists in too many ways are now no different than the #Trump cult or left.
3/ Last night I twice watched a good man&constant fighter against the left attacked w/ constant emotion based deflection by people I respect.
4/ I've respected them bc they were also effective fighters vs the left. No matter what he said he got a rant of Trump's failings, NONE of which
5/ he disagreed with. Yet they still came. As if repetition changed minds. When he called out leftist-like emotional behavior from #NeverTrump
6/ he was hit with how HIS response was unreasonable. Mind boggling. But it was typical of #NeverTrump, especially the #McMullin cult.
7/ I see it constantly. People who I've respected when we were allies now rant and rave, deflect, ridicule, go on wild fallacy rides; all emulating
8/ the behavior we used to mock from leftists. When it's pointed out, still like the left these former allies of #NeverTrump & #McMullin's cult
9/ either get even more emotional, or often now unfollow, silence, or block. I've lost any number already as followers.
10/ Today I got a similar reception, though thankfully not in the too common mob/pack method.
11/ #NeverTrump-er: "TRUMP THREATENED WAR CRIMES!" Me: "Yes. Generals said they wouldn't obey. That would be criminal...
12/ ..then #Trump would be impeached. Yay! Meanwhile, outside your theoretical threat, Hillary DID expose nuke launch response on...
13/ ...national tv, and has exposed our secrets as Sec State. And nothing happened." Do you see how I addressed the #NeverTrump-er
14/ concern, stated the cause and effect, supported Trump's impeachment, THEN pointed out how Hillary is a proven bigger danger?
15/ #NeverTrump-ers, esp the #McMullin cult, CAN'T see any of that. It's just not there or doesn't matter. The response I got?
16/ #NeverTrump-er (emphasis mine): "That he thought of that IS AS BAD as HRC." I cannot wrap my head around EQUATING
17/ hyperbolic campaign rhetoric that if employed real world would mean impeachment to revealing a state secret on live tv and the
18/ ACTUAL. TREASON. of deliberately exposing real time Sec State access without consequence. That is obviously not rational.
19/ Follow up? #NeverTrump-er: "You are naive & skewed. You are wishcasting." Pure emotion. The more it's refuted, the more
20/ emotion. We used to laugh together at this from the left. The #MCult of #McMullin, with their cute collective symbol on their userpic
21/ is as bad or worse. "I'm doing this for #principle!" 'What principle? That he's unvetted, only showed up weeks ago, won't get 2% of
22/ the vote, and can only help Hillary?' #McMullin-ite: "It's not a binary choice!" 'I never said it was. Fact: Either Hillary or #Trump will
23/ be President. Fact: 8 years of Obama, Benghazi, & Hillary's open corruption and treason with nothing more than noise & gestures...
24/ ..illustrates she cannot be impeached. Literally nothing would sway Senate Dems to vote her out & balless GOP is 1/2 why we have Trump
25/ Meanwhile, 1/2 of the GOP hate Trump. He's impeachable. So if you see the Hillary threat, vote and impeach Trump. But this new arrival
26/ you know nothing about can only help Hillary.' See how I compared the votes and looked at the consequences? Including wanting Trump
27/ impeached? #McMullin-ite: "Lesser of two evils! It doesn't help Hillary! Principle! You #MAGA are all the same!" To which I reply...
28/ 'The 'lesser evil' we then impeach. Not voting for Trump self-evidently helps the opposition. The principle of allowing an unlawful despot
29/ and our last legit elections? How can I be a supporter if I want him impeached?' #McMullin-ite: "Naive! Skewed! #AltRight! Same!"
30/ Round and round. Most #NeverTrump and #McMullin-ites are locked into an obsession with hating Trump (that I share!), pure emotion
31/ no different than the #MAGA cult or the leftists we all used to mock. It feels good, but solves nothing.
32/ We should all be united. The real problems are the mindless left and the oligarchs they worship, and the GOPe and their lackeys
33/ who pretend the entire 20thC as they lost to progressives, or GWB & his wars, Patriot Act, and ineffective fight or warning of financial
34/ collapse were the "good old days". They actually want Hillary to win because they prefer the status quo oligarchy & don't see the threat.
35/ You don't like this corrupt two party system? Neither do I. Good news! Hillary will make it a one party system, permanently....
35/ If you can't do the math on an immigration explosion with feds flooding red states, with instant citizenship, the return of the...
36/ Fairness Doctrine, "Hate" speech laws silencing even the internet, a weaponized IRS & DOJ, and more; I just can't fathom your thinking.
37/ Thomas Sowell said, "Do not for one moment think that we are either intellectually or morally superior to those Germans who put Hitler..
38/ in power. We have been saved by our institutions and our traditions-- the very institutions and traditions that so many are so busy eroding..
39/ or dismantling, whether in classrooms or court rooms or in the halls of Congress and the White House." Hillary finishes it.
40/ To which the #McMullin-ites will scoff: "You think so little of Americans." Sorry, folks. Our Founders said the same thing as Dr. Sowell.
41/ They built the nation knowing it would be in constant peril. They built Separation of Powers to keep us from a despot, and those
42/ separations are gone. McConnell's Senate will no more counter Hillary than they did Obama. We will all be called Hobbits as they
43/ let Hillary run wild.
44/ We need to elect Hillary's only viable opponent, then impeach him the day Congress convenes after his swearing in. Then we need to
45/ organize a Convention of States to fix the federal government the only Constitutional way left to us.
46/ If you disagree, I respect you following your conscience. But for the love of God, if you're going to debate it at least stop emulating the
47/ left with emotional appeals, obsessive hatred, repetition, and false accusations. That only further convinces me that we're about to get
48/ what's coming to us as a wake up. The thing is, our children don't deserve what you're helping to bring down on us all.
49/ There ends my rant. I'm taking a night off from twitter. No one is listening anyway. We're an idiocracy of emotion now. In four days
50/ we'll know if the American experiment failed or if we need to start fighting together again to impeach Trump.
1/7) We know from 8 years of O&Hillary lawlessness,&GOPe backing Trump that they'll never impeach Hillary. Happy w/ status quo
2/7) Trump is a loon. He can't help but push boundaries & be vengeful. In record time he'll do something they can hang him with.
3/7) Reince&Rove spent a decade building corrupt capitulation machine. No chance they want wrecking ball narcissist Trump...
4/7) ..as head of party. He and his kids pose too much a danger. Meanwhile, GOPe have illustrated they are embarrassed by him.
5/7) Now add the incredibly powerful and wealthy factions who do not want any alteration to illegal invasion status quo.
6/7) Put it all together. GOP can claim "law&order party" removing "their own", and get party loyal Pence. If Pence is smart...
7/7) ....he nominates Rubio, Cruz, or some other Latino. In a relatively short time the nightmare last year is swept clean.
8! (sorry))... None of this will occur to GOP, who barely manage tactics let alone strategy. But it'll fall in place.
The author of this piece (that should be read in full) gets a few things wrong. In particular it annoys me when people conflate Republican and conservative. Progressive Republicans are just as much the enemy if not more. While this is really just a drawn out version of the same "but Hillary" argument it is very much worth the read. Some excellent points.
"Let’s be very blunt here: if you genuinely think things can go on with no fundamental change needed, then you have implicitly admitted that conservatism is wrong. Wrong philosophically, wrong on human nature, wrong on the nature of politics, and wrong in its policy prescriptions. Because, first, few of those prescriptions are in force today. Second, of the ones that are, the left is busy undoing them, often with conservative assistance. And, third, the whole trend of the West is ever-leftward, ever further away from what we all understand as conservatism."
"More to the point, what has conservatism achieved lately? In the last 20 years? The answer—which appears to be “nothing”—might seem to lend credence to the plea that “our ideas haven’t been tried.” Except that the same conservatives who generate those ideas are in charge of selling them to the broader public. If their ideas “haven’t been tried,” who is ultimately at fault? The whole enterprise of Conservatism, Inc., reeks of failure. Its sole recent and ongoing success is its own self-preservation. "
"A Hillary presidency will be pedal-to-the-metal on the entire Progressive-left agenda, plus items few of us have yet imagined in our darkest moments. Nor is even that the worst. It will be coupled with a level of vindictive persecution against resistance and dissent"
"It’s absurd to assume that any of this would stop or slow—would do anything other than massively intensify—in a Hillary administration. It’s even more ridiculous to expect that hitherto useless conservative opposition would suddenly become effective. "
"So what do we have to lose by fighting back? Only our Washington Generals jerseys—and paychecks. But those are going away anyway. Among the many things the “Right” still doesn’t understand is that the Left has concluded that this particular show need no longer go on. They don’t think they need a foil anymore and would rather dispense with the whole bother of staging these phony contests in which each side ostensibly has a shot."
"the ceaseless importation of Third World foreigners with no tradition of, taste for, or experience in liberty means that the electorate grows more left, more Democratic, less Republican, less republican, and less traditionally American with every cycle. As does, of course, the U.S. population, which only serves to reinforce the two other causes outlined above. This is the core reason why the Left, the Democrats, and the bipartisan junta (categories distinct but very much overlapping) think they are on the cusp of a permanent victory that will forever obviate the need to pretend to respect democratic and constitutional niceties. Because they are."http://amgreatness.com/2016/09/05/flight-93-election/
I've come to a change of heart after much consideration. Yes, Trump is nuts. Yes, Trump is a NY liberal. The reality is that 4 more years of progressive march as is, and even worse if Dems get the Senate, ends us. I fear too few Americans would bother to stand and fight a new Revolution if it came to it.
That's why I've settled on my last hope: #ElectAndImpeach
Hillary will never
be impeached. Complicit and cowards, progressive Republicans will never have the balls, and the goosestepping, lawless Democrat Party will never consider it. But Trump would be impeached. The moment he steps out of line the GOP elite will be chomping at the bit to "prove their integrity" with impeachment. Of course the Democrats will be as well. That humiliates Trump. Excellent. It gives us Pence. Not too bad. And if Pence has any sense at all he then picks Rubio or Cruz to please one of those factions to reunite the party.
The alternatives do genuinely appear to be servitude in record time, expatriotism, or dying in resistance among a flock of sheep watching it happen.
"'So I studied it, I looked at it, and in 30 seconds I figured out what happened. They had cut Ted Cruz’s microphone at the podium and they had replaced it with what sounded like microphones at five or six tables where you heard nothing but the table noise,' the radioman said. He even went back and pin-pointed exactly the place in the speech when it happened."
"The talk show host pointed out that Sean Hannity eventually broke in on Cruz’s speech, saying, 'Sorry, audio problems.' The Fox News host then began talking to The Five co-host Eric Bolling about the virtues of Trump and the candidate’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.
And I said, 'Well, hot damn,' recalled Limbaugh. 'This is one of the best damn tricks I have ever seen. They just sabotaged Cruz at this thing. I didn’t know who did it, but somebody — I said, this is amazing. And I waited for the lid to blow,' but it never happened."
Hannity is now a known advisor to Trump.
Ailes now works with Trump.http://www.westernjournalism.com/limbaugh-reveals-dirty-trick-played-on-cruz-televised-nyc-speech/
He isn't mistaken. He doesn't misunderstand. He didn't read foreign affairs wrong.
Obama is a traitor, and an ally of terrorist Iran.
Everyone dances around it. Even this author. Contrast Obama's support of "Arab Spring", Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, toppling Libya, probably sending arms to what would become ISIL in Syria to this. It's obvious.
"But Obama wasn't just reluctant to show solidarity in 2009, he feared the demonstrations would sabotage his secret outreach to Iran. In his new book, "The Iran Wars," Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon uncovers new details on how far Obama went to avoid helping Iran's green movement. Behind the scenes, Obama overruled advisers who wanted to do what America had done at similar transitions from dictatorship to democracy, and signal America's support."
"Eventually, the Iranians wore down the U.S. delegation. At the beginning of the talks in 2013, the U.S. position was for Iran to dismantle much of its nuclear infrastructure. By the end of the talks in 2015, Secretary of State John Kerry and his team 'agreed that Iran would then be allowed to build an industrial-scale nuclear program, with hundreds of thousands of machines, after a ten year period of restraint.'"
No one was worn down. Long established traitor John Kerry (Winter Soldier) just had to make it look good for the history books. The outright treason had to be hidden.https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-08-24/why-obama-let-iran-s-green-revolution-fail
Leftists keep talking about 5yo's in bathroom stalls. That's a ruse. The reality is 13yo's who are forced to use bathrooms, locker rooms, showers with the opposite sex. (and those who object, parents, labeled users of "hate speech" and so at risk of losing their kids for "child abuse")
Those 12 year olds, etc using those facilities includes this...
What’s The Big Deal About School Bathrooms?http://thefederalist.com/2015/06/16/whats-the-big-deal-about-school-bathrooms/
"Transgender theory relies upon traditional stereotypes of male and female. It has to. If a biological man does not have a notion of what is feminine, then he would have no context for feeling like a woman. By necessity, transgender women see biological women as a set of outward physical attributes and a certain way of thinking. Womanhood is about sexiness and beauty, the things they can imitate.
They cannot understand the life burden, or the awe, of being a woman, of having a body that can bring forth life. So I wonder, when they walk into a bathroom that smells like a butcher shop, will they declare the whole process gross out of spite? Will they mock the girls out of jealousy? Will the smell shock them to the reality that they are not and can never be a woman? Will sensing the bloody reality in close quarters make them doubt the life they thought would bring them peace?
In these moments, I also wonder what the young bleeding girls will have to do. While their bodies transform and prepare to create life, will we expect them to put aside their own worries—again and as always—to succor and support a confused young boy? Or will we tell them to woman up about any embarrassment or mockery? Some will rise to that challenge. Others will avoid attending school.
And, years from now, when women’s education numbers have dropped off, will we remember that women’s educational access was swamped in by the very statute designed to secure it?"
Trump is nuts. But if his comments about Russia are more of a problem than the already hacked emails due to Hillary's CHOICES, it's you.
Our choices this election are authoritarian versus totalitarian, and both sides are happy to proudly proclaim, "but the totalitarian is REALLY dangerous".
He gets, and says, what few people with any media voice are willing to address.
Reboot America: Step Back From The Brink Before It’s Too Latehttp://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2016/07/11/reboot-america-step-back-from-the-brink-before-its-too-late-n2190509
"Obama and the progressive elite were not satisfied merely with exonerating the clearly guilty Hillary Clinton of charges that would have sent any mere mortal to the slammer. They had to shove it in our faces. The AG met with Bill Clinton. Then the FBI director laid out a devastating case, followed by an “and…nope.” Then President Faily McWorsethancarter swept her away in Air Force One – at our expense – to campaign with her and even placed her at a podium with the presidential seal while the liberal media thrilled and quivered. This is beyond mere corruption. This is them gloating over what they see as their unassailable power. This is them laughing at us."
" Leftists don’t want unity and they don’t want peace. Community organizers succeed when they divide; they need discord and hate to survive. Understand that all this discord and hate is not a bug. To them, it is a feature."
"Your media lackeys keep attributing phenomena like Trump and even Sanders to “anger.” Well, yeah. Right now, they are expressing that anger through legitimate means, at the ballot box. But what happens when you decide you’re going to step outside the law once again to ensure that their lawful expression of that anger is silenced?"
"Oh, this is crazy talk! Hey, another right winger threatening rebellion! You know, the elite’s tactics [It isn't just the elite. The legion of serfs do it, too.] of attacking strawmen and deliberately lying about political opponents pioneered by Obama and the Jon Stewart clones makes reasoned discussion almost impossible, and the malicious dishonesty underlying these ploys only ratchets up the anger. Eliminate the legitimate modes of opposition and you’ll leave only illegitimate modes of opposition."
"Drop the divisive initiatives designed to humiliate and bring normals to heel – the gun grabs, the bathroom edicts, the Christian cake baker pogroms.
But if you can’t do that, if you can’t give up the money and the power, if the joy of inflicting petty oppressions and humiliations upon the people you look down on is just too satisfying to pass up, then ask yourself: What is your endgame?"
I'm sick and tired of non-leftists saying "Obama doesn't get" or "Democrats don't understand". They absolutely do get it. They understand just fine. They just don't care. They want you to know that they don't care and that there is nothing you can do about it.
They do have an endgame, though.
Part of that is why they are desperate to nationalize the police. Failing that they want a loyal DOJ zampolit in every department effectively running it through bureaucracy and fear.
The other part is what he touched on. "the bathroom edicts" Declare refusong to have little girls forced to share bathrooms and showers as hate. Then any child who objects must have parents teaching them "hate". That's abuse. Pick them off one by one, labelled and told to end the Ungood thinking. Too far fetched? Ten years ago free range parenting was called childhood, and there was no risk of authorities being called. Ten years ago if you had a religious objection to something government didn't tell you that you had to quit your job or be sued into destruction. Examples abound of how far we've "progressed" so fast.
I'm very interested to see the breaking point.
None of the media reporting was accurate. The "hate" motivated AR shooter was a gay Muslim who didn't use an AR, pledging to Jihad.http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2016/06/14/oh-the-orlando-killer-didnt-use-an-ar15-rifle-n2177835
Everything the left says is a lie, and about agenda.
"The USDA just admitted as much, with a new report on food deserts published in its magazine, Amber Waves. Highlights from the article note that proximity to supermarkets "has a limited impact on food choices" and "household and neighborhood resources, education, and taste preferences may be more important determinants of food choice than store proximity."
While limited early research "found a positive correlation between access to a supermarket (or other stores selling a wide variety of healthful food) and diet quality," these studies generally only measured food purchases for a short time period and often failed to "consider the fact that most households have access to a vehicle and are able to travel beyond the local food environment to shop for groceries." More recent and robust data "show that the effect of food store access on dietary quality may be limited." https://reason.com/blog/2016/06/13/500-million-later-usda-on-food-deserts
"The Sotomayor principle, an identity politics principle, is just a rephrasing of the blind theory that biology is fate, and geography, birthplace, is its handmaiden. It is a regressive principle, one that places unpassable frontiers on human understanding and empathy.
This is the kind of sterile, vapid, chauvinistic alley identity politics draws you into. If we start claiming special and exclusive intellectual and moral capacities because of one’s race or sex, offering those capacities as intrinsic to race and sex, then have we not merely put a happy face on the repulsive and core ideas of racism and sexism?
Allied with this understanding is an added one — that sex and background “bestow” or “endow” these special advantages, and that they exist and are available only to those within the sacred circles of sex and race. For example, the numerous assertions from feminists that woman (and only woman) can understand women’s circumstances, that certain experiences are intellectually and empathetically “closed” to all males. In this sense, identity is a prison, a zone impenetrable to those outside its walls, an unshareable, unbridgeable chasm between sets of human beings.
All this forgets two obvious considerations. One, that we are all human, and two, that we — at least most of us — try to educate ourselves
Under identity politics, people can never reach into an understanding of those who are different from them, which is, rather explosively, the absolute undermining of diversity philosophy: that diversity broadens and enriches and expands our moral and political boundaries by the blend and interaction of all our different selves."
Orwell's warnings as instruction manual.http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/rex-murphy-the-sterile-vapid-chauvinistic-alley-of-identity-politics
A terrorist traitor (Muslim anchor baby who'd completed two background checks) murdered my fellow Americans in Orlando.
Immediately and all day my fellow American Democrats have blamed other of my fellow Americans over guns and "hate".
Apparently many have forgotten the Boston Bombing where no guns were used. Those same fellow Americans have precisely zero interest in the fact he was a Muslim who supported terrorists. Their interest is in the "hate" shown by "the right", usually specifically Christians.
The only agenda to the left is oppression of their fellow Americans. Using dozens of gay corpses is just fine to them.
If I were a terrorist it would only make sense to target gays using guns. I am then guaranteed that half the populace of my target country are my allies in attacking and undermining Americans.
I would ask the "LGBT community" (Leftist gays) if they realize that (and the risk with it) but I'm sure that's "hate speech".
The President came out against guns and "hate".
Hillary did the same.
Trump openly congratulated himself on his genius of calling it like it is with Muslims, then demanded a ban on Muslims (I think his third or fourth flip on that by now).
I mourn the loss of my fellow Americans.
Given the left in this country, and our choices of leaders, we're well and truly fucked.
"I'm not very interested in the first question. I'm a sort-of small-l libertarian, not a large-L Libertarian. And I'm deeply uncomfortable about labeling myself as even a small-l libertarian. I've explained why before: I think that embracing political labels leads to bad behavior. I ought to support something because I have thought it through and think it's right, not because members of my tribe support it and insecurity and cognitive dissonance will set in if I disagree with them.
That makes it awfully difficult to explain what libertarianism is when people ask because they're wondering if there's some sort of alternative to the horror show the major parties have served up this year. Nobody wants to sit through my discourse on what I think on a long series of issues, and then stick around while people bicker over whether that's libertarian or not. Yet I believe there are values underlying "libertarianism" that are worth promoting, and that the label might be a useful shorthand for defending them. So what to do? Accept a label with the baggage and thought distortions and compromises that it brings, or abandon concise and effective advocacy?
Maybe there's another way.
I'd like to propose presenting libertarianism as a series of questions rather than a series of answers or policy positions. Even if I don't agree with people's answers to these questions, getting them to ask the questions and confront the issues reflected in the questions would promote the values that I care about."
Libertarianism as Ten Questions Rather Than Ten Answershttps://popehat.com/2016/06/02/libertarianism-as-ten-questions-rather-than-ten-answers/
GOPe company man or did tRump's oppo team find a gay orgy video?
"Marco Rubio – along with Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal – did not just oppose Donald Trump on the campaign trail. He called him a con man. He called him unfit for the office. He said there was no difference between him and Hillary Clinton. He strongly implied that Trump was mentally unbalanced. He attacked him as being totally ignorant on basic policy questions and said he was a bigger narcissist than even Barack Obama.
Now look, not everyone who opposed Trump said these things about him. But Marco Rubio did. And anyone who actually believed these things about another person would not find it either morally acceptable or responsible to lend their voice and influence towards trying to get that person elected to the office of President of the most powerful nation on earth.[...]
There are going to be a lot of people who opposed Trump in the primary who are going to be able to get away with supporting him in the general with a straight face. Marco Rubio is not one of them."
Marco Rubio Proves that Trump was Right About Himhttp://www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2016/05/26/marco-rubio-proves-trump-right/
This is how fascism comes to Americahttps://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-is-how-fascism-comes-to-america/2016/05/17/c4e32c58-1c47-11e6-8c7b-6931e66333e7_story.html
Where critics get wrong is claiming that the grievances and rage aren't legitimate. They are. My concern is where they lead with the wrong person.
"Conservatives have been warning for decades about government suffocating liberty. But here is the other threat to liberty that Alexis de Tocqueville and the ancient philosophers warned about: that the people in a democracy, excited, angry and unconstrained, might run roughshod over even the institutions created to preserve their freedoms. As Alexander Hamilton watched the French Revolution unfold, he feared in America what he saw play out in France — that the unleashing of popular passions would lead not to greater democracy but to the arrival of a tyrant, riding to power on the shoulders of the people.
This phenomenon has arisen in other democratic and quasi-democratic countries over the past century, and it has generally been called “fascism.” Fascist movements, too, had no coherent ideology, no clear set of prescriptions for what ailed society. “National socialism” was a bundle of contradictions, united chiefly by what, and who, it opposed; fascism in Italy was anti-liberal, anti-democratic, anti-Marxist, anti-capitalist and anti-clerical. Successful fascism was not about policies but about the strongman, the leader (Il Duce, Der Führer), in whom could be entrusted the fate of the nation. Whatever the problem, he could fix it. Whatever the threat, internal or external, he could vanquish it, and it was unnecessary for him to explain how. Today, there is Putinism, which also has nothing to do with belief or policy but is about the tough man who single-handedly defends his people against all threats, foreign and domestic."
"In such an environment, every political figure confronts a stark choice: Get right with the leader and his mass following or get run over. [Note: That is the actual terminology of the Trump cult]
The human race in such circumstances breaks down into predictable categories — and democratic politicians are the most predictable. There are those whose ambition leads them to jump on the bandwagon. They praise the leader’s incoherent speeches as the beginning of wisdom, hoping he will reward them with a plum post in the new order. There are those who merely hope to survive [...] A great number will simply kid themselves, refusing to admit that something very different from the usual politics is afoot. Let the storm pass, they insist, and then we can pick up the pieces, rebuild and get back to normal. Meanwhile, don’t alienate the leader’s mass following. After all, they are voters and will need to be brought back into the fold. As for Trump himself, let’s shape him, advise him, steer him in the right direction and, not incidentally, save our political skins.What these people do not or will not see is that, once in power, Trump will owe them and their party nothing. He will have ridden to power despite the party, catapulted into the White House by a mass following devoted only to him. [...]
In addition to all that comes from being the leader of a mass following, he would also have the immense powers of the American presidency at his command: the Justice Department, the FBI, the intelligence services, the military. Who would dare to oppose him then? Certainly not a Republican Party that lay down before him even when he was comparatively weak. And is a man like Trump, with infinitely greater power in his hands, likely to become more humble, more judicious, more generous, less vengeful than he is today, than he has been his whole life? Does vast power un-corrupt?"
There is no legitimate evidence to believe Trump is going to break it to fix it for conservatism and the Republic. None. Too many are gambling on the faith that he'll for some reason do the right thing because he chants a slogan about America being great. None of them seem to notice he never explains what makes it great
His interest is power - profit and ego.
"But Hillary?" Trump is Hillary with popularity.
Over the last few years - coincidentally since Republicans won them elections that got them control of redistricting - Democrats have been squawking about the evils of gerrymandering. Half the reason they suddenly care is because now Republicans can do it. The other half is this...
The Federal Courts Screw Over Conservatives Againhttps://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/05/the-federal-courts-screw-over-conservatives-again
"Now let’s juxtapose this to the Virginia redistricting case (Wittman v. Personhuballah). As I’ve noted before, while both parties engage in unfair gerrymandering, the problem needs to be remedied by the people in the respective states, not the courts. By granting the federal courts full authority over a state issue, the courts are engaging in even worse gerrymandering, using specious disparate impact theories, and doing so in a one-sided way. That is why so many GOP election maps have been overturned, yet in my home state of Maryland, which has the worst Democratic gerrymander in the country, the new map is still standing.
The federal courts redrew the maps of Virginia and North Carolina in middle of the election, disenfranchising a number of voters and candidates in an even worse fashion than the state legislatures. As is the case with everything decided in the judiciary, under the guise of taking race out of redistricting, the courts redraw maps based solely on race, albeit in a way that always benefits Democrats."
After eight years of Obama 40% of federal courts are now Democrat. Democrats care nothing for the rule of law. They care about agenda.
They'll keep screaming about the evils of gerrymandering while making certain it always goes in their favor.
The Transgender Bathroom Debate and the Looming Title IX Crisishttp://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/public-bathroom-regulations-could-create-a-title-ix-crisis
This is the chaos the Orwellian left creates.
I'll add one more to the list: Any man about to be the victim of the college rape lynch mob going on these days should immediately declare he identified as a woman at the time of the rape. You might dismiss that but what stops them? Once the almighty, unquestionable progressive precedent
is set anything goes.
"Continuing to have segregated bathrooms could also put schools in a bind on Title IX compliance. According to the federal government, a transgender girl who is told to use the boys’ locker room, or even a separate and private stall, instead of the girls’ facility, has a claim that the school is violating Title IX. A non-transgender girl who’s told she must share a locker room with boys may also have a claim that the school is violating Title IX. But would she not have a similar claim about having to share with students who identify as girls but are biologically male? Well, not if her discomfort and “emotional strain” should be disregarded. But this week, in a letter, dozens of members of Congress asked the Attorney General and the Secretary of Education to explain why they should be disregarded. The federal government is putting schools in a position where they may be sued whichever route they choose"
"But having, in the past several years, directed the public toward heightened anxiety about campus sexual assault, the federal government now says that to carry that discomfort into bathrooms is illegitimate because it is discrimination. "
I'm not sure about that title.
The author also apparently suffers from contempt for those concerned about illegal invasion and the complete failure of our politicians and law enforcement to commit to the rule of law. That chafes more than a little. But there are some painful truths in here.
"With the Supreme Court up for grabs, a Senate now about to tilt back to the Democrats, and a state legislature majority not seen in 75 years, the GOP base simply threw it all away. And now they are about to get everything they’ve claimed they were mad as hell about over the past four years. Why? Because they were mad, or rather told to be mad. They’re mad about “comprehensive immigration reform” that never passed, they’re mad at budgets that will be vetoed by an uncompromising president in Barack Obama. They’re mad about the national debt, whatever the hell they think that actually is. They’re mad about trade, again, whatever that means to them. [...]
Donald Trump is the perfect Fox News Nominee; a nonsensical congeries of every clichéd talking point the political Left has poked conservatives with for the past decade. He seemingly has formed his ideology from Greta polls and Breitbart comment sections. He’s your grandfather sitting in his favorite Archie Bunker rip-off chair screaming about how This Country Is Goin’ To Hell, but with about a billion extra dollars to burn and enough spray tan to lacquer an entire Real Housewives cast three times over. He’s the perfect soundbite candidate, and 40 million dollars’ worth of free soundbites is what carried him to the nomination.
Trump clinched a major party nomination based almost strictly on the short attention spans of his audience. Remember that unsubstantiated National Enquirer blockbuster exclusive about Ted Cruz’s purported five mistresses? Trick question: neither do Trump’s supporters. Trump is dependent on conspiracy theories, internet pontifications and outright trolls to maintain his flight of sensationalism. With Trump, the explicit strategy is to say the most outrageous thing he can about whoever opposes him and then make them prove the negative. This is the inevitable result of what happens when a mainstream media once tasked with finding truth is now more interested in finding narratives and clicks.
This was how Trump became the first official social media nominee in history, a viral maven proving that high-profile celebrity and a high profile Twitter account can carry you to the Presidential nomination of a major party on the cheap."
"This is the lifeblood of Trump’s batshit army of chainmail conspiracy enthusiasts, screaming into the Twitter tubes that they are mad as hell because no one listens to them anymore.
Here’s the thing: we stopped listening after their fourth forwarded meme from cryingeaglepatriot.tumblr about Frank Marshall Davis being Barack Obama’s real father or the CIA plot to assassinate Bristol Palin. These are our fathers, mothers, our uncles, our grandparents and our co-workers, and we let them get away with spreading such nonsense into the bloodlines of conservatism because we just didn’t want to deal with the drama of telling them how absolutely insane they were. We simply added their e-mail address to our spam folder and went about our day.
Well now the drama has found us and it has to be dealt with."
Here's where he goes off the rails into GOPe land, conflating conservative objections and extremism.
"We have no interest in winning you over anymore.(1) You don’t want serious policy solutions or explanations of why Paul Ryan allowed the Ominbus to pass.(2) It’s much easier to tune out while Sean Hannity screams “Traitor!” into his microphone. You don’t want a physics lesson on how, barring the acquisition of a Kryptonian terraforming space machine, Trump’s big beautiful wall will remain a myth.(3) You want to scream with outrage that lowbrow, quasi-thinkpieces like this one do nothing but “insult the base.”(4)
Well guess what? You’re right. Because a base that chooses a Cheeto-dusted con-man hellbent on proving every lazy Salon.com cliché the Left has ever spouted about the “Tea Party” is a base that not only deserves to be insulted, but outright ignored and shunned going forward."(4)
1) You were never interested.
2) I'd love one, but what we've always gotten was this GOPe elitist condescension. That's part of what got us Trump.
3) Actually, Trump will get a wall built... just as a monument to himself. No law enforcement will take place. Giant neon Ts every 100 yards and revolving doors every 50. With gold trim, of course.
4) Mostly true."The nomination of Trump is a signal that the RNC, Reince Priebus and primary voters have zero interest in the future of cultural conservatism. What they want is a celebrity endorphin. They want their own guy on ESPN & the Ellen Show"
Obviously the above isn't all Trump supporters. But it's far too many.
On the Bright Side: Conservatives have a Future. The Trump GOP Does Not.http://thewilderness.me/on-the-bright-side/
Connecting the dots: Why housing finance is riggedhttps://www.aei.org/publication/connecting-the-dots-why-housing-finance-is-rigged/
According to S&P/Case-Shiller, house prices are now over 30% higher than four years ago.
Who else benefits from higher prices? Realtors. That is why the NAR, whose sole mission is to “help its members become more profitable and successful,” keeps pushing for even more demand against a constrained supply, which will ultimately drive prices even higher and make commission checks even fatter.
Who benefits from more demand? The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) — which is in the business of providing loans to primarily lower-income borrowers — was able to overcome its chronic funding shortfall by expanding demand through a mortgage premium cut that not only drew in new borrowers by providing them with more leverage, but also poached from other agencies.
This symbiotic relationship between the NAR and FHA, all cloaked in concerns about affordability, works however to the detriment of the little guy. By applying even more leverage, home prices rise faster than incomes
If this exchange with Sasse isn't a problem for you, I do not know what to say. At the very least, Trump cult needs to stop calling themselves progressive.
"To remind you, when he was asked on Twitter by Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska: "Will you commit to rolling back Exec power & undoing Obama unilateral habit? These r sincere questions & I sincerely hope u answer rather than insult," Trump replied, "@BenSasse looks more like a gym rat than a U.S. Senator. How the hell did he ever get elected?"
"So you want Hillary, then?" For the last time, this isn't about Hillary. It's about defending the republic from a candidate who is hostile to its foundational values."http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-real-reason-donald-trump-is-unfit-to-be-president/article/2591147#.VzsRQcs3fGB.twitter
"In an ordinary political season, perhaps Trump would be under fire for his habitual untruths, like the one that Ted Cruz’s father might have been involved with Lee Harvey Oswald. This time around, though, neither the media nor the public — least of all his supporters — seem to care. Which leads to the inescapable conclusion that these days, as far as our political discourse goes, truth, logic, reason and consistency don’t seem to count for very much.
There is, however, another and even more terrifying explanation as to why the truth doesn’t seem to matter. It has less to do with Trump or our own proclivities to reshape reality than it has to do with infotainment — with the idea that a lot of information isn’t primarily about education or elevation, where truth matters, but entertainment, where it doesn’t. "https://www.salon.com/2016/05/15/donald_trump_is_a_serial_liar_more_upsetting_is_that_no_one_seems_to_care_partner/
An interesting read on Wikipedia.
"In 2012, Kohs helped start an opposing website called, "Wikipediocracy," to expose what he calls Wikipedia's "misinformation, defamation and general nonsense."
Sharyl: So Wikipedia does censor users?
Kohs: Absolutely. In a given day, Wikipedia administrators typically are blocking about 1,000 different IP addresses.
Sharyl: 1,000 a day?
Kohs: 1,000 a day. Yes.
When Kohs ran afoul of Wikipedia, he was drawn into an unseen cyberworld. One where he says volunteer editors dole out punishment and retaliation, privacy is violated and special interests control information."
"Sharyl: Wikipedia editors that you didn't know at the time were tracking your movements, speculating that you went home for Thanksgiving?
Kohs: That's absolutely correct.
He only discovered that he was being tracked because somebody leaked internal Wikipedia discussions about him."
"Wood: He says, 'We received an email and a phone call from the Wikimedia Foundation, telling us that you are using our servers to edit Wikipedia.' He said, 'Wikipedia,' meaning the Wikimedia Foundation, 'put a hard block on our servers, so now no one is allowed to access Wikipedia from our job site.'
That was enough to get Wood fired."
Dark Side of Wikipediahttp://fullmeasure.news/news/politics/dark-side-of-wikipedia
An excellent piece on the bathroom bill, trans, gaystapo, Orwellian BS of totalitarian progressives.
Montel is a progressive Republican. In addition to that failing, his continued relevance partly hinges on being in this controversy. He's as likely to stop or turn to honest tactics and debate as is Al Sharpton or Nancy Pelosi. But the article is well worth the read.
A RESPONSE TO MONTEL WILLIAMS ON BATHROOM AND LOCKER ROOM PRIVACYhttp://barbwire.com/2016/05/12/response-montel-williams-bathroom-locker-room-privacy/#