Saturday, September 5, 2015

What’s Up TrumpyCat?

Have you seen the latest innertubes craze? It’s called “Trumpy Your Cat” and from what I discern it entails taking the remains from your cat brush and sticking it on your cat’s head.

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Don’t expect him to be thrilled with your efforts.

Now, here’s the weekly roundup of presidential politics from around the web:

Hillary:

  • She was too busy to worry about how to deal with her email. (Butt not too busy to hire an IT director, with no security clearance, to set up her private email server rather than just use the one the State Department already had in place and everybody else used).
  • She’s sorry you’re so stupid you don’t understand her explanation for why she felt 1 email would work for her better than 2.
  • She’s sorry she got caught for not following protocol, butt not for putting U.S. security at risk.
  • She’s sorry that you all now think she’s a liar.

Polls:

Conclusion:

jeb and hilz looking upNote to Jeb and Hilz: you’re looking in the wrong direction

Meanwhile, in other head-to-head matchups, it’s TrumpyCat, paws down.

trumpycatWhat’s up, TrumpyCat?

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Meet the New Anarchists: Us!

2037_22_falconerfalcon_xlargeDon’t you just hate it when the falcon can’t hear the falconer?

So Trump signs the RNC pledge not to run as a spoiler. You would think today’s headline would be “Trump pledges not to facilitate a Hillary win.” Instead we get “Trump stumbles on foreign affairs.”

Clearly the GOPe and MSM don’t get it yet: America doesn’t want another politician studied in the memes the media finds indicative of leadership qualities – such as a sharp creased trouser leg.

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The enduring popularity of The Donald continues to hijack media types like Peggy Noonan. In last week’s column, “America Is So In Play,”  she displayed yet another in her long line of Pauline Kael moments when she was stunned, stunned I tell you, to discover that the natives are restless. Poor old Peggy, we can always rely on her to jump aboard after the train has left the station:

“More than half of the American people believe 'something has changed, our democracy is not like it used to be, people feel they no longer have a voice'.”

Whereby she “discovers” three reasons for The Donald’s popularity:

One is the deepening estrangement between the elites and the non-elites in America. This is the area in which Trumpism flourishes.

Second, Mr. Trump’s support is not limited to Republicans, not by any means.

Third, the traditional mediating or guiding institutions within the Republican universe—its establishment, respected voices in conservative media, sober-minded state party officials—have little to no impact on Mr. Trump’s rise.

And then, when she runs out for a bit of foie gras and chevre, she is again mugged by her “friend” Cesar who “works the deli counter at her neighborhood grocery store.” Cesar confirms the riff:

I said: Cesar, you’re supposed to be offended by Trump, he said Mexico is sending over criminals, he has been unfriendly, you’re an immigrant. Cesar shook his head: No, you have it wrong. Immigrants, he said, don’t like illegal immigration, and they’re with Mr. Trump on anchor babies. “They are coming in from other countries to give birth to take advantage of the system…When you come to this country, you pledge loyalty to the country that opened the doors to help you.”

Yikes, not all immigrants hate The Donald’s guts!? Where did that come from?  Unless you’re a member of the elites you’d likely conclude it came from the immigrants who came here to pursue the old fashioned American Dream, not to “level the playing field” of life.

Turns out those immigrants, just like other members of the non-elite class, the people they really hate are the elites: political elites, media elites, business elites and all the other special interest elites who consider themselves our betters (I’m talking to you, Peggy). Wowzer! Talk about being mugged by the truth.

On the subject of elites, I spoke to Scott Miller, co-founder of the Sawyer Miller political-consulting firm…He views the key political fact of our time as this: “Over 80% of the American people, across the board, believe an elite group of political incumbents, plus big business, big media, big banks, big unions and big special interests—the whole Washington political class—have rigged the system for the wealthy and connected.” It is “a remarkable moment,” he said. More than half of the American people believe “something has changed, our democracy is not like it used to be, people feel they no longer have a voice.”

As I mentioned before Peggy is never one to fail jumping aboard just as the train is leaving the platform.  She wraps it with this pithy thought:

I end with this. An odd thing, in my observation, is that deep down the elite themselves also think the game is rigged. They don’t disagree, and they don’t like what they see—corruption, shallowness and selfishness in the systems all around them. Their odd anguish is that they have no faith the American people can—or will—do anything to turn it around. They see the American voter as distracted, poorly educated, subject to emotional and personality-driven political adventures.[ed.How else do you explain Obama’s two terms?]

Both sides, the elites and the non-elites, sense that things are stuck.

The people hate the elites, which is not new, and very American. The elites have no faith in the people, which, actually, is new. Everything is stasis. Then Donald Trump comes, like a rock thrown through a showroom window, and the molecules start to move.

What more can I say, other than “thank you, Peggy, for providing yet another opportunity to quote from Yeat’s The Second Coming”:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre  

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere  

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction, while the worst  

Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;

Surely the Second Coming is at hand.

And speaking of anarchy, the Instapundit suggests you re-read this article from 2010: The Coming Middle Class Anarchy.

“What’s really important is that law-abiding middle-class citizens are deciding that playing by the rules is nothing but a sucker’s game. . . . When the backbone of a country starts thinking that laws and rules are not worth following, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to anarchy. TV has given us the illusion that anarchy is people rioting in the streets, smashing car windows and looting every store in sight. But there’s also the polite, quiet, far deadlier anarchy of the core citizenry — the upright citizenry — throwing in the towel and deciding it’s just not worth it anymore.”

anarchy15Anarchists: doing it our way, finally.

Happy labor day weekend infidels! Slouch on.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Dr. Carbon: “He’s got a Law Degree, a pen and a phone”

The world is filled with frauds; for instance, there’s NPR’s “Dr.” Science who, it turns out, is not a doctor and doesn’t know very much about science either:

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Ask Dr. Science is a daily broadcast on many public radio stations, using a format that mixes elements of a commercial bumper and a public service announcement. A concerned citizen asks a question, which is answered by an expert, "Dr. Science." Not surprisingly, the questions are never answered correctly, and are often little more than a launching point for a non sequitur monologue from Dr. Science. The show's motto is "He knows more than you do." The sketch always concludes with the disclaimer that he is "not a real doctor," although Dr. Science insists he has "a Master's Degree... in science!" – Wikipedia

And then there is Dr. Nick Riviera, Springfield’s undocumented doctor:

dr nick hi everybody

Dr. Nicholas "Nick" Riviera is a recurring fictional character in the American animated sitcom The Simpsons. Dr. Nick is an inept quack physician, and a satire of incompetent medical professionals. Upon entering a scene, Dr. Nick's catchphrase is "Hi, everybody!", with the characters present immediately responding (in chorus) "Hi, Dr. Nick!". – Wikipedia

And then there’s Dr. Carbon, who also is not a doctor or a scientist butt plays one on TV. His character pretends that he can slow the oceans from rising and heal the planet with a single carbon tax.

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“Hola! I’m President Obama and I’ve got law degree! And a pen and a phone. And I will use them to command my mighty EPA to make your carbon footprint smaller! You know - to level the playing field: I intend to transform America into another turd world country in just one generation!”

Here’s Dr. Carbon on a field trip, where he discovers that snow melts in summer temperatures and explains to his acolytes why it’s bad for glaciers to retreat:

Residents of the Great Lakes state beg to differ: were it not for retreating glaciers 14,000 years ago, there would be no Great Lakes.

great_lakes

 

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And unless I’m mistaken, 14,000 years ago was a bit before the Industrial Revolution. So whose damn carbon footprint caused that global warming, Hola! Paging Dr.Carbon!

ObamaSciFair1_400Dr. Carbon launches the War on Carbon with a single tax!

“So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it's just that it will bankrupt them.”

With carbon taxes!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Declassified Gefilte Fish: It Still Smells

As it turns out the classified information contained in Hilz emails is not even the good part; it’s the non-classified emails that are more entertaining:

hillz email to the help

From “Instructions for the Help” email: the obligatory “Happy New Year, little people,” followed by assignments -  menu planning, skim milk, Human Rights Watch report, air time for Parks and Recreation and The Good Wife. That pretty much wraps up the Secretary of State’s priorities for 2010. Oh, and gefilte fish:

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When released, this one led to some fun on Twitchy:

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Butt let’s return for a moment to the gravlax gravitas of the classified emails processed on the bathroom server. Mind you, what we’re seeing now is what was left AFTER Hilz and staff deleted all the emails deemed either too “personal” or too incriminating. So maybe Hilz honestly doesn’t know the difference between classified and non-classified. What does that say about the smartest woman in the world and her qualifications for President of the United States? Mark Steyn has a few thoughts.

I say we just leave Hilz on in the role of keeper of the gefilte fish.

gefilte-fish Gelatinized Gefilte Fish Balls

She has experience keeping balls secured in a lock box, and America will be all the safer for it. Oh, and stop picking on the girl!

clinton lock box

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I Find This Whole Pronoun Affair Cisgusting**

There’s a lot of other stuff going on in the world, butt for some reason I can’t seem to move on from this  gender/pronoun/identity issue. Once I discovered it’s a real thing, I became mesmerized.

No longer constrained to he/she/it, you now have at least 182 (and counting) pronouns to choose from, in 6 different categories (see below).

So if you think you’ve negotiated the waters of the whole gender pronoun issue just because you’ve nailed the proper grammatical construct of the gender neutral “xe,”

zemself

well, let’s just say it’s a little early to be patting zemself on the back.

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And that’s just scratching the surface. There is a more complete list of gender pronouns from askanonbinary – aka AANB, a site that is apparently dedicated to answering questions about nonbinary or genderqueer identities. I confess, I don’t even know what to ask, and that in itself may be some type of micro-aggression. Anyway, here is the current list of gender pronouns that people who actually care about these things came up with for people who identify with something other than the boring old he/she binary gender construct that they think was created by old white male imperialists. I’d say it was all inclusive, butt as soon as I do somebody somewhere will start identifying as a manhole cover (trigger warning!) and the anti-semanticists will have to get to work creating pronouns for that perversion identity.

Here’s AANB’s current list:

Every Pronoun Set Of Which We Are Aware:

And it’s good to know that even if you’ve perused the first 130 or so gender identities and still can’t decide if you identify with a unicorn or a princess, there’s still another whole category of “miscellaneous/vaguely grouped.” And if you still can’t find a “gender” identity with after that, you get shipped out to the Isle of Misfit Toys to work things out the best you can.

misfit toys 

I confess, I’m rather partial to the Royalty Themed assortment:

que/quen/queens/queenself

tia/tiar/tiars/tiarself

ki/kin/kins/kingself

pri/prin/prins/princeself

Yeah, I can see where that designation would prove useful for the ambiguous artist formerly known as Prince,

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or even for our resident Marie Antoinette:

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So no matter how confused you might be, we’ve got a pronoun for you.

pan gendering

There’s even a pronoun for somebody who has a bit of a god-complex, like Ye.

Deity themed pronouns

dei/deis/deiself (ONLY USE IF YOU ARE GOD/DEITY BASED OTHERKIN)

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So that’s something Ye has in common with the WON we’ve been waiting for.

newsweek_obama_halo cover_650BHO: Channeling his (deis) deity based otherkin

Of course the unicorn thingy could work for him as well.

I think the SJW types who brought this carnival to town seriously misunderstood the origins, purpose and function of language. Butt as they say, when words no longer mean anything, they can mean anything.

my gender is no

Whatever. Frankly I’m rather cisgusted** with the whole shebang…no wait, make that “zebang.”

 

**from “cisgender” - def. A derogatory term used by members of the trans community to refer to all the disgusting people in this world who don't hate their genitalia: hetero sexuals.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Pick Your Pronoun, Pick Your Life.

Behold your next savior, America! Appearing in the large persona of none other than Kanye (Hi, my name is Kanye and my pronoun is “ye”) West. Having finally won VMA’s Video of the Year Award, ye’s now set yis sights on yis next achievement: President of the United States. Because, why not?

“And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”

573209087ES00124_2015_MTV_VYeezy got all dressed up to accept his award, and announce his next.

In his 10 minute announcement speech Ye waxed eloquently about his regrets over his previous bad behavior the time Taylor Swift won the award that he felt rightly belonged to BeyoncĂ©. He seemed truly repentant for that Hennessey-fueled rant which turned him into a bit of a pariah; scorned and reviled by millions of fans. It ultimately resulted in our sitting Savior and President calling Ye “an a**hole.” Boy, that hurt! Yeezy carries the wounds to this day, as he explained in his acceptance/announcement speech.

 “Sometimes I feel like that I died for artists to be able to have an opinion after they were successful.” [ed. remember, Ye’s first big album was titled “College Dropout”]

“I don't understand how they get five people…to come, stand on a carpet and for the first time in their life, be judged on the chopping block and have the opportunity to be considered a loser. I don't understand it, bro!…I just wanted people to like me more.” 

Well dang, isn’t that what everybody wants? Butt given that feeding his ego is his highest priority, I’m not sure Ye’s going to enjoy presidential politics all that much either. On the campaign trail not everyone gets a trophy for participation. And in recent memory, only our first Great (black) Savior enjoyed that type of blind adulation, sycophancy, tears and fainting women…ah yes, those were heady days.

obama fans

Butt bad news, Ye, I knew the Won, and you sir - as big an a**hole as you can be - are no Won.

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Anyway, I for one can’t wait for the 2020 match-up.

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Welcome to the 2020 presidential popularity contest; please check your privilege at the door. This one’s going to be too close to call, it could all come down to to which pronoun is currently in favor. And whether America is really ready for another Kardashian president.

obama selfieWINNING!

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

MOTUS 2016 GOP “Sweet 16” Battle: Brackets “B” & “F”

Before we dive into the next Republican bracket contest, just an observation or two from the other camp. This is really a wakeup call for Hilz: never, ever, underestimate Crazy Uncle Joe.

 joey the joker

He may look, sound and act like an idiot,

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joe codeCodeWord: classified idiot

butt how do you think he got to be Vice President with that portfolio? That’s right, he kissed the ring too, baby.

Joe-Bidenopoulos-President-Obamas-New-eVP“Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me.”

So watch your back honey:

biker joe

even your goons might be rendered powerless.

Butt let’s move on to the GOP gambit, shall we? Our 2016 GOP Presidential Brackets Round 1 Battle continues as we winnow down the “Sweet 16.” Current winners in their brackets are indicated (maybe Cnn will use the results of MY poll and find a slot for Carly on their impartial set). Today’s battle pits Dr. Ben Carson against Rick Santorum in Bracket “B” and Ted Cruz against Chris Christie in Bracket “F”:

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If you’re new to the game, here’s the way it works: I generated my bracket matchups by starting with the results of the ABC/WaPo poll conducted July 16-19. I  then modified those results using Chicago Rules – or, as the lawyers say, I exercised “my will, whim and fancy” clause.  It’s the same clause the  Supreme Court has  deemed to be part of the Executive Powers delineated in the Living Constitution.

So please join us in playing “ Viva El Presidente!” The game where Black Lives Matter, White Lives Matter, All Lives Matter; butt just like your votes, some matter more than others.

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As always, Chicago Rules are in effect. Feel free to vote as early, as often and for as many candidates as you wish. No ID is required and while citizenship is recommended, it’s never required. Voting ends at 11:59 PM EDT, Monday August 31, 2015.

 

 

 

If You Missed the Earlier Rounds:

The MOTUS 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination Race Brackets

MOTUS 2016 GOP “Sweet 16” Battle: Brackets “E” & “G”

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