Saturday, February 1, 2020

Caturday and Aslan Says “Wake Up”

“You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you," said the Lion.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair

Wake up sleepy heads, it’s Caturday.

And you’ve got a big week ahead of you.

Sunday: Super bowl:

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Monday/Tuesday: Senate Cat fight:

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Tuesday night, SOTU:

Every Democrat attending the State of the Union address

Wednesday: Senate vote on the President’s impeachment:

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But once again the Big Cat prevails, because he is on the side of justice.

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So like I said, wake up.

Friday, January 31, 2020

FLOTUS Friday: Unavailable For Ridicule

This is as close to a positive article on anything-or-anyone-Trump you’ll read in this lifetime:

  • Melania Trump is said to be focusing on her tasks amid President Donald Trump's impeachment trial

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What else, pray tell, would they have her do? Go out to lunch/dinner with friends (like a certain former-FLOTUS) so they can bitch about the traffic jams and otherwise mischaracterize it?

  • The FLOTUS is, reportedly, happy with her life in the White House despite reports saying she's 'miserable'

Nooooo! How dare she?! She has no business being happy after all the effort they’ve put into ruining not just her husband’s life but hers, and her son’s, as well. Again I ask, how dare she?

  • Melania Trump and Donald Trump were described as an 'independent' couple.

I know they intend that to sound like a bad thing, as if they are estranged, but actually it’s the basis for a pretty healthy relationship for any couple but especially for a couple who met and married as mature adults (albeit one a little more “mature” than the other).

In the hateful world the left dwells in the First Lady cannot even offer condolences to the family and friends of the people lost in Sunday’s horrific helicopter crash without being criticized. We have most assuredly crossed the Rubicon.

We approach the vote in the Senate today regarding whether to entertain additional witnesses, or not. As if the testimony of a gaggle of fabulists would add anything meaningful to this impeachment charade.

Regardless of how things play out today it is clear that this circus has nothing to do with impeachable offenses and everything to do with the politics of hate. Americans need to watch this and answer one question for themselves. “Who are you going to believe, a bunch of complicitous fools still pitching a fit because their legacy candidate lost the presidency to a “reality star”…or your lyin’ eyes?”

Trump must have colluded with Russia to steal the election, because Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Throwback Thursday: John Bolton Edition

“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” – Mark Twain

Remember back in the olden days when Democrats both loathed and feared John Bolton?

House Intelligence Chairman Adam B. Schiff of California…said at the time that Bolton’s arrival signaled the departure of serious and sober thinking in Trump’s circle of security advisers.

“It’s hard to escape the disquieting conclusion that the mass exodus of the ‘adults’ from this Administration is putting our nation’s security at risk,” Schiff tweeted. “Ambassador Bolton’s hawkish and conspiratorial thinking will only make matters dangerously worse.” – Roll Call

That was then; now they portray him as the paragon of virtue and truth – not to mention the linchpin in their impeachment efforts.  So who is the real John Bolton? Let’s rip the mask off:

Eeuuuuw! Let’s don’t.

Suffice it to say that in the Democrats’ mind he’s been promoted from a Bushie Hawk puppeteer

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to a solid American hero.

So let the Senate’s debate over witnesses begin, it promises to be quite an entertaining dog fight.

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“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” – Mark Twain

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

President Trump: The Voice of America, Whether You Like It Or Not

President Donald John Trump:

Two Presidents before him received Nobel Peace Prizes, the first for “his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.” Noble efforts indeed, but alas, not very successful.  The other received it forhis extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons” – none of which he’d actually done at the time, unless you count a rather sophomoric college newspaper piece he wrote at Columbia. 

Now comes President Trump who proposes a practical, workable peace plan for the Middle East and ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MsNBC are so busy colluding with the Democrat party to overthrow the duly elected President that they can’t even be bothered to cover it.

Nor, I expect, will the Nobel Committee ever see fit to award a Peace Prize to President Trump if his peace plan comes to past. While others have received it for either effort or intent, PDJT is far too belligerent for their enlightened tastes.

The Lion in Winter

“Give me a little peace.”
“A little? Why so modest? How about eternal peace? Now, there's a thought.”
― James Goldman,
The Lion in Winter

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

It’s Downhill From Here

I’m taking the day off to go skiing as the Sundance herds continue to muck around town. I feel a bit safer from the coronavirus up in the clean mountain air.

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There will be hot cocoa, as I understand it is loaded with antioxidants; and whipped cream.

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So I leave today’s heavy lifting and trolling in your capable hands. Don’t do anything they wouldn’t do on a Ukrainian bot farm.

Monday, January 27, 2020

America’s Philosopher Laureate Writes a Book

Steele yourself: the endgame is in sight. 

The Steele dossier was a hoax. Russia was a hoax. Quid pro quo is chicanery. Climate change hysteria is a hoax. All of them lies and fabrications spread organically with alacrity and growing lethalness, not unlike the Coronavirus, another pestilence that, while not a hoax, is quite likely a coverup.

But take heart.

The Democrats’ dream team is about to suffer a crushing defeat at the hands of their arch-enemy on the floor of the Senate.

As for the rest, well, Homer has that covered as well:

According to The D'oh! of Homer you might call it nature’s quid pro quo.

Homer didn’t become America’s Philosopher Laureate without writing a book you know.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

When We Were Very Young…

“Every grand expotition starts with a first step.”

“Hillary” documentary about Hillary Rodham Clinton (2020)

The 4 hour (!) documentary on Hillary Clinton which premiered at Sundance covered her most excellent expotition.

You’ve come a long way, baby.

Look at you now: all growed up and kvetching like a pro at the Sundance Film Festival.

Yes, Hillary, the documentary, debuted at Sundance yesterday to raves by her rabid fans who couldn’t wait to hear their First Female President provide more excuses for why she didn’t really lose the election - Donald Trump and the Russians stole it. Nanette Burstein, director of the - yikes! - 4 hour documentary covering Hilz life from birth to  premature death, provided Hillary ample opportunity to continue her whining and explaining tour. Here’s the trailer if you’ve had plenty of coffee:

Never before has Hillary been such a sympathetic character, so vulnerable, so human – nah, I’m kidding, it’s the same old Hillary. According to the Salt Lake Tribune:

It’s a largely flattering portrait…the filmmaker said she is grateful for “how willing Secretary Clinton was to share her story on such an honest, human level, and give me the time and the trust. Not be worried about how I was going to put this together.”

“Largely flattering,” well there’s a surprise. But puh-leeze Nanette! When was the last time a Clinton was worried about what kind of publicity/coverage they were going to get from anyone in the entertainment/media complex? Until Trump came along they didn’t even know negative press existed.

Clinton made suggestions for people Burstein might want to interview, but Burstein decided who to talk to and who she would include in the film. The list includes Clinton’s husband; her daughter, Chelsea Clinton; a long list of friends and aides…

Oh stop it, for heavens sake.

and just one Republican opponent — former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) — in large part because, according to Burstein, most Republicans declined to be interviewed.

I said stop it.

Clinton said that, while doing the interviews, it was “humbling” to recognize that “I have to bear a lot of the responsibility” for [ed. - wait for it!] how she has been “mischaracterized and misperceived.”

Shoot me now. No wait…just kidding!

Clinton offers unflinching views of herself, her husband and her political opponents — including both Trump and Bernie Sanders.

She was a bit rough on poor old Bernie:

'He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him,' Clinton says in the documentary. 'Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician.

'It's all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it,' she adds. 

Welcome to our world kiddo.

As for Trump,  she drew a parallel between him and, well, Hitler, of course.

“Historically, most authoritarians were elected to start with,” she said. “A guy wins — mostly, usually, always a guy — and then he takes over and then he starts manipulating the press. And then he starts manipulating what reality is. And then he starts undermining the rule of law.”

More projection: oddly, that applies more to the Democrat presidential candidate roster than it does President Trump. Glenn Reynolds points out how easy it is to fact check this allegation:

For such a beloved loser I must say the comments on every loving article written about Hillary’s biopic were  viscously negative (“How many people know 56 people who committed suicide?”). And even in our little town rag, the Park Record, Tom Clyde, the Saturday columnist and staunch anti-Trump liberal, had nothing good to say about the woman-who-would-be-king:

Hillary Clinton is here with a four-episode documentary for Hulu, looking back on her career, including past mistakes and regrets. Impressive as her resume is, nothing can make up for not campaigning in Michigan and Wisconsin, a strategic failure that may have been enough to get Trump elected. She won the popular vote by 3 million votes, and elected Trump because those 3 million were in the wrong place. She needed about 20,000 votes in the upper Midwest, and chose not to campaign there. Making a movie about it can’t make up for that. It’s over. How can we miss her if she won’t go away?

Don’t you hate it when people start blaming you for your own failure? Time to hang it up Hilz, once you were young and capable of sparring with the best, but now you are six.

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