Saturday, March 26, 2016

GOPe: They’re Not On Your Side, No Matter Which Side You’re On

'When you come to the fork in the road, take it!' – Yogi Berra

Normally in a presidential campaign year the real invective doesn’t begin until both teams have picked their talisman.

This year however the Republican powers that be have fired up the snatching-defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory machine™ extra-early.

The interlopers must be driven off, at all costs

Because both of the remaining people’s choice candidates will leave the GOPe Masters of Whiz in their dust. The nomination of either Trump or Cruz is a complete rejection and repudiation of the party’s leadership. It will be the end of Karl Rove, Bill Kristol, Mitt Romney, the Bushes, et al. They can pack up their white boards, briefcases, polls and crony capitalism and head back to the ranch.

Pat Buchanan calls this cabal the Rule or Ruin Republicansif they can’t rule, they will ruin the party by 1)brokering the convention and giving the nomination to someone the people don’t want or, in the event that doesn’t work, 2) run a third party candidate virtually guaranteeing a Hillary win. This strategy worked pretty well against the grass roots Tea Partiers who tried to usurp their power, so surely it will work against the new rubes and vulgarians at their gate.

So here’s the deal, the GOPe is intent on undermining your candidate - regardless of who it is. Don’t be complicit. Don’t help them disassemble whichever candidate is not your first choice. They have enough gun power of their own, we don’t need to help them kneecap one of their mortal enemies.

chessIn the game of Divide and Conquer the pawns are kept busy fighting themselves

It’s clear the GOPe hates Trump and Cruz, as well as you, for supporting them. They really would prefer to lose to Hillary than have either of these dudes win. So this is war. And if Trump and Cruz  don’t realize soon that they need to team up to beat them, the GOPe will beat us.

enemy of enemyThis isn’t that hard

Unfortunately our two frontrunners share a character flaw - yuge egos. One of them is going to have to let it go and form a coalition before the convention. Deny the GOPe a chance to deploy their strategy for a floor fight. And let’s face it, Ted’s still very young. Donald commits to one term (or less!) and his VP would be well positioned for 8 more years. Come on boys, you can work something out if you just stop trash talking. And if they don’t, it will be business as usual for the oligarchs:

According to the New York Times, super PACs of Trump’s GOP rivals, including PACs of candidates who have dropped out, are raising and spending millions to destroy the probable nominee. Goals of the anti-Trump conspirators: Manipulate the rules and steal the nomination at Cleveland. Failing that, pull out all the stops and torpedo any Trump-led ticket in the fall. Then blame Trump and his followers for the defeat, pick up the pieces, and posture as saviors of the party they betrayed.(snip)

Last week came reports on another closed conclave of the “Never Trump” cabal at the Army and Navy Club in D.C. Apparently, William Kristol circulated a memo detailing how to rob Trump of the nomination, even if he finishes first in states, votes, and delegates.

Should Trump win on the first ballot, Kristol’s fallback position is to create a third party and recruit a conservative to run as its nominee. Purpose: Have this rump party siphon off enough conservative votes to sink Trump and give the presidency to Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose policies are more congenial to the neocons and Kristol’s Weekly Standard.(snip)

The American people want their borders secured, the invasion stopped, the manufacturing plants brought back and an end to the conscription of our best and bravest to fight wars dreamed up in the tax-exempt think tanks of neoconservatives. (snip)

If these conservative defectors from a ticket led by Trump collude with Democrats, by running a third party candidate to siphon off Trump’s votes, they may succeed. But they delude themselves if they think they will have solved the problem of their own irrelevance, or that they have a future. - Patrick Buchanan, American Conservative

Since the republican Oligarchy is clearly an enemy of the good, maybe we should stop bitch-slapping each other over who is the perfect…

slapping fight

and work together to seat one of the imperfect anti-establishment candidates. So I repeat myself, “if you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

fork in the roadH/T JettieG

We’re not likely to stumble across a knife so grab the next best entrenching tool you find and have at it.


Otherwise, the terrorists win.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Our Lady Of Perpetual Grievances

mo  argentinaOur Lady of Perpetual Grievances

“But by the time I began to attend school I started to encounter people with less faith in my abilities to reach my goals. People who didn’t think I was smart enough and would call on the boys instead of the girls, even though the girls had better grades. Asking my brother what career plan he had, but me what kind of man I wanted to marry.” Mail On Line

And do tell, Our Lady, what was your answer - what kind of man did you want to marry?

A community organizer?

obama-community-organizer-82226374207Community Organizer: a fake job used to fill otherwise blank resumes

Choom Gang-banger?

young bo obama stoned 1981 NY

Martial arts expert?

bo gay pose judo olympic demonstration white house

Great Leader (from behind)?:

leading from behind


obama gives us the finger


first pitch

Strong international leader?

the limp member

Brilliant campaign strategist?


Hopeless romantic?


Eloquent, articulate speaker?

bo blocked by totus

Dancing Queeen?

shadow of obama tango

Gay Blade?

reggie and bo together again

Did I already mention pissant?

 ObamaOh right, I did.

Self-involved narcissist?


Perhaps Our Lady of Perpetual Grievances should have spent a bit more time thinking about her answer to the question “what kind of man do you want to marry?” and a little less time worrying about how she was being objectified, marginalized and otherwise denied her rights. If she had, she may never have entered her pact with the devil.

bo lightbringerBehold, the Light-Bringer


For all observant Christians, may your Good Friday be filled with prayer, reflection and contrition.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

NATO: America’s Blockade of Europe’s Rabbit Hole

There is some controversy between the two leading Republican contenders over NATO:

Mr. Trump suggested in the Washington Post interview that the U.S. contributed too much money to NATO and said that European countries should shoulder more of the cost.

Mr. Cruz hinted at a possible connection between Mr. Trump’s comments Monday and the Tuesday morning attacks at Brussels’ international airport and a subway station near European Union institutions.  - Wall Street Journal

That reminded me of a post that Dewey From Detroit did way back in 2009, the first year of the Obama occupation. It was called Europe to US: Stop the Madness! and was Dewey’s reaction to being lectured to by several European leaders on our bad economic policies.

They think we’re spending too much money and becoming too socialist.

What’s going on here? These people invented oppressive government. They made Socialism cool. Hollywood, Obama and the rest of the intelligentsia idolize them. How spiteful of them to now wave us off from the promised land. Is it because they’re still ticked off that the United States implemented the Marshall Plan in 1947? We only did it to save their sorry asses from falling into the clutches of communism, anarchy, starvation or all of the above. Apparently the aphorism that “people beholden to you wind up hating you” is true.

Butt the part I remembered was about NATO:

There is another reason Europe’s leaders don’t want the United States to collapse into a socialist morass. Countries bogged down by the cost of social entitlement programs can’t afford much in the way of a standing army. That’s why Europe's armies have become mostly ceremonial and ill-equipped for real conflict. They have a small band of combat troops, but by and large today’s continental armies train more chefs, chocolatiers and musicians than real soldiers. They need NATO forces in the event their puny economies collapse and the peasants revolt; and even more so if a country with a real army (e.g. China, Russia) decides they want to annex some vineyards or ski resorts.

Because we shoulder most of NATO’s heavy lifting, the European countries can afford to run their militaries like a European trade school. God knows somebody has to train the next generation of musicians and chocolatiers.


Especially since they know that if there’s any real trouble in the world, the U.S. military will take care of it.  And not to pick on the Belgians, butt I think their army pretty much exemplifies most of the NATO forces:

The Wall Street Journal explains that the Belgian army is not designed to fight. Instead, it's designed to dress well, field great military bands and employ people — which is also true of the French and Germans, to a slightly lesser degree. It's hard to call these people soldiers until they are ready to retire into a comfortable, government-funded and idle old age.

The Belgian army, it turns out, is well known to be too old and too fat to fight anything. It has no interest in going off to war. It employs so many people in do-nothing jobs that it can't afford any real military equipment anyway. (snip)

Gerard Harveng, a spokesman for Defense Minister Andre Flahaut, says, "I'm not sure that the mission of the Belgian military is to fight." Instead, Belgium sees its military role mostly focused on peacekeeping operations.

The peacekeeping part isn’t working out so well  lately either, given the Euros’ decades-long habit of inviting practitioners of the religion of peace to join them on the continent.

Ah well, unless Trump wins, they can continue to expect the U.S. to have their backs (Dewey, again):

And let’s be clear, NATO is the United States: predominantly staffed with American men, women, guns and gear. Europe needs NATO, which is to say, they hate NATO (see aphorism above.) They can’t afford to have it disappear, or even be cut back, should the United States economy become as unsustainable as their own.

The consequences of an ever growing burden of socialist programs and nanny-state entitlements is clear to European heads of state who’ve dealt with the downside for years. That’s why the United States is getting the avuncular lecture. Europe can’t extricate themselves from the trap they’ve become ensnared in. Our own leaders, blinders firmly in place, hasten to follow them down the rabbit hole.

Rabbit Hole? What rabbit hole?

The Dancing Queen

Up next: the Bunny Hop.


After last year’s massacre in San Bernadino, Calif., Mr. Obama appealed to Americans to resist reacting in ways he believes would alienate Muslims in the U.S. and fuel the extremist ideology perpetuated by groups like ISIS. In December, Mr. Obama warned that “this divisiveness, that betrayal of our values plays into the hands of groups like ISIL.”

Mr. Cruz derided that approach as indebted to political correctness.

“In the wake of Brussels, we don’t need another lecture by President Obama on Islamophobia,” he said. “It is long past time we had a president who will acknowledge this evil, will call it by its name and utilize the full force and fury of the United States to defeat radical Islamic terrorism.” - Wall Street Journal

Like it or not, I’m afraid we’re stuck with funding NATO until such time as Europe takes their safety and welfare at least as seriously as they take their chocolate.

bunny_2522510bFollow me! I know where the rabbit hole is.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

As The Election Results Roll In the Chalk Lines Are Being Drawn

I wonder why Trump won so big in Arizona. Oh, right: Brussels. And “the Muslim problem” – that seems to persist whether we talk about it or not.

It was just two months ago that the NYT was smugly mocking Trump:

Now Donald J. Trump has upset the already beleaguered people of Belgium, calling its capital, Brussels, “a hellhole.”
Asked by the Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo about the feasibility of his proposal to bar foreign Muslims from entering the United States, Mr. Trump argued that Belgium and France had been blighted by the failure of Muslims in these countries to integrate.

“There is something going on, Maria,” he said. “Go to Brussels. Go to Paris. Go to different places. There is something going on and it’s not good, where they want Shariah law, where they want this, where they want things that — you know, there has to be some assimilation. There is no assimilation. There is something bad going on.”

That may not be eloquent, butt it’s certainly clear.

Butt forget about the jihadi bombings in Brussels, we’ve had some disconcerting chalkings right at home here, in Georgia; that’s right, chalkings.

trump in chalkHate Chalk

Doug Powers reports on this important development:

Students protested yesterday at the Emory Administration Building following a series of overnight, apparent pro-Donald Trump for president chalkings throughout campus.
After approximately ten minutes outside from the start of the demonstration, the gathered students were ushered into the Quad-facing entrance to the Administration Building and quickly filled a staircase to continue their demonstration. Pausing in the staircase, a few students shared their initial, personal reactions to the chalkings.

“I’m supposed to feel comfortable and safe [here],” one student said. “But this man is being supported by students on our campus and our administration shows that they, by their silence, support it as well … I don’t deserve to feel afraid at my school,” she added.


sandersNot hate chalk

I guess neither the principles of democracy nor the concept of freedom of speech are taught in the university’s mandatory Tolerance 101 course. Doug reports that in order to shield the snowflakes from a complete meltdown

Students have been told to find an enclosed safe space and wrap themselves in bubble plastic and memory foam until the “all clear” is sounded.

Sounds like good advice.


So unless there are other “chalkings” around town that force the closing of the local Office Max and the UPS stores, everyone should be fine. And make sure you don’t forget your helmet kids!


We all know how dangerous it is to expose your brain to jostling by hostile thoughts.

Oh, and completely OT, butt I thought you’d like to know: It looks like Lady M isn’t the only White House lady on Barry and Raul’s Excellent Vacation Tour who has taken advantage of our skilled cosmetic surgeons on staff at Walter Reed. val jar

No, not Fancy Nancy – although she looks like she’s due for her annual re-grooming as well – butt check out Val-Jar! Does she look stunning or what!?

It never hurts to get a little touchup, you know in case you’re tapped as a pinch hitter. In the event that something untoward happens to your party’s leading presidential candidate. Unexpectedly. Like an indictment, or something. 

val shadows

And as we’ve been told, nobody should be forced to live in the shadows.


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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Choose Wisely

“If you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us…” (Bill Clinton)

2009-fort-hood-obama-620x413Memorial to the Fort Hood massacre

You would be wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

brussels airportBrussels-1Aftermath of the Brussels bombings

The world needs new leadership.

bo raul and the wet noodle

Choose wisely, weedhopper, this may well be our last Crusade.

choose wisely Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

And if we don’t choose wisely, Je Suis Manneken Pis:

manneken pisBrussel's famous Manneken Pis

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Cuba: Obama’s Reverse Domino Theory

Why visit Cuba now, when Big Guy originally said he would travel to the island nation only after seeing substantive change? Some say it’s because he wants to facilitate change – something we know he’s good at. However the change he’s most famous for is transforming free countries like the U.S. into something more like Cuba.


So what exactly is he there for? No, he didn’t go to Cuba to “change it back,” he went because Lady M wouldn’t stop pestering him. It seems everybody who’s anybody has already been: Sean Penn, Justin Bieber, the Pope, Beyoncé and Jay Z:  

Jay z beyonce That’s a sweet ride!

Some people are saying that President Raul Castro and bro’ Fidel dissed our President by not rolling out the red carpet for his arrival yesterday. I can see how they might feel that way, and it does give fuel for Trump’s mantra that nobody respects America any more; butt the truth is Raul always plays Cuban dominoes with close friends and fellow revolutionaries on Sunday afternoon. Big Guy should have checked with him before deciding on his arrival time. Oh, and Fidel is dead, right?


The official trip plan:

President Obama will spend two and half days in Cuba accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters Malia and Sasha. On Monday, he will participate in an official state visit, including a bilateral meeting with President Raul Castro and a state dinner. He will also speak to entrepreneurs in the country.

The president plans to address the Cuban people directly in a historic speech on Tuesday. He is also expected to meet with dissidents, and the sports fanatic president will take in an exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National team.ABC

Great, the most anti-business President in our lifetime is going to be giving Cuban entrepreneurs tips; and I suppose he’ll be throwing out the first ball at the exhibition game between the two countries too. More historical stuff.

first pitchMasculinity, you’re doing it wrong.

Oh well, at least it will be a nice family trip, with all  those happy memories.


And then there is that whole domino theory thing.

middle east dominoObamanoes-with-Seal3wp-e1449402891504

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Help Crusader Rabbit Keep Us Out Of The Rabbit Hole

March 20, 2016; it’s a big day.

It’s the first day of spring.

spring actually

It’s Palm Sunday, marking the beginning of Holy Week for Christians around the world.

And, it’s the day that Barry officially breaks the Cuban barricade in place since 1962 by landing Air Force Won on the totalitarian island paradise. TV coverage is expected to be extensive, assuming the electricity is still working.


In any event, it’s historic.


Butt since it’s Sunday, March 20th, it means I missed my opportunity to observe Earth Hour yesterday - the 60 minutes set aside each year (8:30-9:30 p.m. local time) where economically viable countries shut off all of their lights and electricity and try to be more like Communist North Korea for one hour.

north-korea-at-nightNorth Korea at night, as seen from satellite

Sadly, the Swedish city Östersund decided not to observe Earth Hour this year as well. In what must have been an excruciating choice between saving the earth from global warming and pretending they don’t have a multiculturalism problem, the city decided to just sit this one out:

The city of Östersund in central Sweden has decided to cancel its participation in Saturday’s Earth Hour because of the increased rape risk when streets are dark.

Earth Hour is an annual event where people turn off electricity for one hour to conserve energy. Östersund usually turns off its street lighting, but has decided to keep it lit due to a spree of sexual assaults.

Fourteen cases of sexual assault have been reported in Östersund since January. The attacks are carried out by both young immigrant gangs and lone-wolf perpetrators, according to descriptions from the victims.

The city recently told women to not walk the streets alone because their safety couldn’t be guaranteed.Daily Caller

Ed Driscoll reported it as a clash of anti-modernists, and the Instapundit said it described multiculturalism in one headline: Swedish City Cancels Earth Hour Without Lights, Electricity Because Of Rape Risk.

No matter how you try to couch it, this is a clash of cultures. It might be appropriate to fight back a bit sooner this time around.


There really is quite a bit at stake here.


If one little tin pot dictator can turn a formerly sophisticated island paradise into a frozen-in-time-1950’s-hell hole,

loparshley-cuba6Havana suburb

just imagine what an entire invading army of throwbacks could do to an otherwise healthy culture.

immigration europe

Makes The Donald’s wall sound a lot more reasonable now, doesn’t it?

crusader rabbit

Do your part to help Crusader Rabbit keep us out of the rabbit hole.


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