Going up?

Oh sure, Buttjudge pulls out, he gets an article. Klobuchar pulls out, she gets an article. Tom Steyer pulls out, what’s he get? Ignored! That guy can’t buy press! He’s running around, “Hey! There’s 2 billionaires in this race!” Mini Mike Bloomberg gets all the attention. Steyer could be walking thru the middle of Times Square at high noon, have a flying saucer swoop down and abduct him with their John Deere Tractor beam, and he still wouldn’t get any press!

I’ve never seen anybody so invisible! It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Mr. Trump was still campaigning and Steyer was running ads about impeaching him. Its been non-stop ever since. I think part of Steyer’s lack of success as a candidate was his juvenile behavior the past 4 years. People just dismissed him as a snarling Chihuahua. It really became evident with Klobuchar and Buttjudge pulling out on the same weekend as Steyer. The sound of silence.

AOC’s public image

Conservative media’s favorite villain is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Today’s article on FOXNews.com was about a “spat” between her and Republican Senator Ted Cruz. The subject isn’t really important, they carry her every utterance. Not bad for a freshman from New York who will hit her 14th month in office on Wednesday. If she doesn’t run for President in 2024 I will be greatly surprised. You have to figure the Democrats are going to get their head handed to them this fall.

Setting the stage for another Democratic free-for-all in ’24. She’s the one with the juice. Its like Tom Steyer, he’s juice-less. 2 billionaires and only one gets press. When Mike Bloomberg has more charisma than you do, its time to find another hobby. The Bronx Bomber becomes legal October 13, 2024. I think I’ll see if I can put up a string of comments about her from online:

“It was utterly irresponsible to put AOC in Congress.”

“She can claim all the accomplishments she wants to but let’s not forget one of the main reasons of her fame were completely stupid answers she gave during interviews.”

“AOC is literally ignorant.” (how would you be ‘figuratively’ ignorant?)

“Can Jello Shots even spell science? I thought she had a degree in economics.”

“It’s hard to take AOC seriously. Since she is an evolutionist, I wonder what rock she evolved from.”

“There’s a difference between smart and crazy.”

Wrapped in the cloak

Once of those smart guys who sat around thinking up smart things to say said something like, “When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” This election cycle is bringing out all sorts of interesting ideas. Currently the pundits on TV are “Shocked, shocked!” that Bernie Sanders calls himself a Democratic Socialist. The implication is that, “This is ‘Merica, we don’t cotton to communism!” Well that’s great, but don’t let it obscure what’s going on.

For the life of me I will never understand how people are so blind. One of the topics in last nights Democrat debate was education in Cuba. While they were going over that what was ignored was the deplorable state of  education in America. When I first became aware of this in the early 1990s America’s world rank was roughly 28th in math and science. Then it became 35th in math and now sits around 39th! Why are you worried about Cuba?? Your kids don’t go to school there. You don’t pay for their education. Focus! The problem is here.

They sound the alarm (!) on what the tax rate would be under Sanders, meanwhile ignoring what the tax rate IS for hedge fund managers now! (Virtually nothing.) Good God! Many areas of Wall Street and other sectors of the business world get away with metaphorical murder! The conservative media is as bad as the liberal media. They are simply using the threat of Sanders to hide the real abuses going on now.

Get a clue

Capitalism or Socialism concept

In my drive to stay off Facebook I discovered the FOX News website. Its an interesting place. There are a TON of liberals there. They hate Trump, they hate conservatives, they hate FOX, yet there they are. It also reaffirms my theory on FOX and their fans: They’re Republicans, not conservatives. They regurgitate the party line, but they’re not real good on independent thought.

Right now the crisis of the day is Bernie Sanders and socialism! The sky will grow dark and the earth will tremble if Sanders were to be elected President. They’re just so blind. What do they think Social Security is? Medicare? Medicaid? Government schools? The Great Society programs? The New Deal programs? We’ve had “socialism” in this country for 100 years!

That’s how Congress gets itself reelected, they dole out your money back to you in the form of various programs to buy your vote. Its the game! Instead they run around acting like America is this bastion of the purest free market capitalism on earth! Its ridiculous. What do they think Obamacare is? Republicans called Obamacare SOCIALIZED medicine. Yet when they had Congress they CHOSE to keep it.

Its those various socialist programs (entitlements) that are bankrupting this nation! The programs the purists say don’t exist!

Frédéric Bastiat on socialism

“Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.”

— Frédéric Bastiat
(1801-1850) [Claude Frederic Bastiat] He did most of his writing during the years just before — and immediately following — the French Revolution of February 1848
http://libertytree.ca/quotes/Frédéric.Bastiat.Quote.7A6C

[Ol’ Freddy had it going on, I tell you what. ” … every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all” – what a brilliant way to put it! Nothing is new under the sun. We really do ourselves a disservice by not knowing the thoughts of our forbearers (?). Those who came before us. We keep reinventing the wheel. – The Seer]

The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves

“The Gettysburg speech was at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history…the highest emotion reduced to a few poetical phrases. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous. But let us not forget that it is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it. Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination — that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves.”
— H. L. Mencken
(1880-1956) American Journalist
http://libertytree.ca/quotes/H..L..Mencken.Quote.F98B

Is VDH the smartest man in America?

Anyone who knows Victor Davis Hanson is going to be instantly familiar with this type of picture. Its at some sitting room in some university where an intellectual says, “I want to interview this guy, he’s really smart!” VDH’s IQ has to be north of 140. The man is so brilliant. Any bio on him can tell you his areas. I’ll just say that because he knows the past, he can see the future. As a historian, he’s seen the stupid. He knows what Man is going to do in a certain situation, with certain stimulus. Historical context. Newt Gingrich has it too.

But universities are littered with idiots in the history departments. Why was this guy able to save himself? Who knows, one reason is he is also a farmer. He’s in touch with the real world. He knows what happens when a drive belt breaks on a piece of machinery. What happens when you don’t order the seed in a timely fashion. He’s not a one note ninny with book knowledge as his only tool.

He always puts the news of the day in a word picture so that you can see why its happening and where its going. One of my favorite past examples of his was when he put Trump on history’s timeline. VDH might have used Patton, Churchill and Alexander the Great as examples. There are times when a people know inherently that their societal train is about to go off the tracks if we don’t get the right man in there.

They know they need a “bull”. They know a few people are likely to get bruised along the way. They want a guy who’s going to get it done. Period. That man gets it done, and is then immediately thrown out by polite society. There’s no more need for the ruffian at the ramparts. Polly Purebred has been saved. George C. Marshall is fine for the postwar, but they needed Patton and MacArthur to get us there.

Western Civilization is through. Its over. Put butter on us, put a fork in us, we’re done. Modern Western Civilization is incapable of defending itself. The only hope it had was the survival of the Christian Church. Because salvation (eternal or worldly) doesn’t come through the Republican Party. Its nearly impossible to be self-governing and not be a Christian. That’s the only thing that troubles me, VDH in my casual observations doesn’t have Jesus in the mix, and you can’t have wisdom without him.

But I digress. VDH had the perfect analogy in the video at the link above for something that has caused a riff with a lot of bright people: Trump’s tweeting. Is it good or bad? VDH put it perfectly. Trump’s audacious behavior is the only thing that got him here. A slave to decorum would have been soon crushed by convention. But, there comes a time…

He said Trump was in a ‘circle the wagons’ scenario. Outside that circle were his enemies. The ones who don’t want him to get the train back on the tracks. Those enemies are the media, the Democrat Party, academia, other countries, the Establishment. Those enemies are very capable of taking him down. He can stop them, but he has to quit helping them. And when he tweets gratuitously or mean-spiritedly, he’s helping them. He can’t do that. He has to quit giving them ammunition.

[In the first paragraph I make reference to Victor’s potential IQ. I think I might have something there. One thing I’ve noticed about liberals is that they really are stupid. They do have a low IQ. They do have an inability to reason. Something needs to be explained on how 2 historians end up like Hanson and Gingrich, and the majority end up the liberal morons we have.]

A most interesting phenomenon

It became obvious to me after a few short years, don’t go to the websites that hate you! An amazing bit of detective work huh? The celebrities on those sites it seems will never change. They insist on enriching the enemy. I don’t. So when I did a search of ‘The Top 100 Conservative Websites’, I checked out #1, FOX News. It turns out Trolls live at FOX News, lots of them. At first I didn’t even think about it, liberals always hangout at conservative sites. And then I started to wonder, why is that?

Why would a person ‘live’ at a site that publishes nothing they agree with? 5 or 10 years ago I hung out at Bing. I quickly found out Bing wasn’t some neutral news site, its a left-wing site. Within no time I was banned from that site. I must be some ogre? Right? Not really, the other tactic liberals use since they don’t have reason behind them is “reporting”. Ah yes, the ambiguous ‘terms of service’. The bigger point here though, is that Bing quit their ‘comment section’. Just did away with it.

Another well known communist site is CNN. They don’t have a comments section either. So began to wonder, is that why they come to FOX? I don’t know… I know there’s communist sites out there. I don’t know their name exactly, except the Huffington Post. I know there’s others called Daily… Wires… Beasts or whatever. But there’s plenty of commie sites, so why don’t they go there? I don’t know. I do know that when conservatives hold a rally or march of some sort, Democrats HAVE to be there.

There’s something in the Liberal DNA that prevents them letting other people have their say. You’ll see it on college campuses. They riot and protest so much conservative speakers are prevented from speaking! Its crazy. Portland, Oregon is the epicenter of left-wing lunacy. These violent gangs there dress up in black with only their eyes visible, armed with brass knuckles, rods, mace and various forms of fecal matter and urine. The cops just look the other way!

Which is why when I saw this article at World Net Daily, it really caught my eye: “Left-wingers more prone to mental illness”. That resonated with me. Their behavior makes no sense. At the top the Democrats are gearing up for another impeachment. Its insane. They plan on impeaching Trump for the next 5 years! When Republicans are in the minority they make their case to the public and let the chips fall where they may. They don’t try to reverse an election. They accept the fact they lost and move on.

Not Democrats. Try explaining this in 10 seconds a month ago to door knockers coming around? They just think, ‘la dee da dee da’, will you vote for us? No way! You people are insane. I suppose my only option is to go to website #3, Western Journal. Liberals don’t know about it. There I’ve found out conservatives are free to go, “Trump good! – Pelosi bad!” without being attacked by crazed left-wingers.

Its a tough one

So Attorney General William Barr looks at the sentencing being recommended by the Hillary stooges in the Roger Stone case and he says, “I don’t think so.” 9 years for a bullshit ‘process’ crime? (Where they catch you in a factual error and call it lying to the FBI.) Rapists and armed robbers don’t get 9 years. Manslaughter doesn’t get you 9. So of course Trump has to open his mouth to the effect, “Damn right that was bullshit from the get go!” Not exactly helpful.

He’s the only guy I know who can take all that political capital he just got from the acquittal, the SOTU address, Pelosi ripping up his speech, the Democrats looking like idiots in Iowa… all that and he’s looking invincible against the rabble running for Prez, and he has to shoot off his mouth. Poof! All gone.

Does he have the right to express his opinion? Damn right. Should Barr have told the press to go fornicate thyself? Yes. Did he? No. Ay yi yi. He’s been doing this since the moment he “came down the escalator”. He’d be fine if he had thugs for staff who would support him 100%, but he doesn’t. He’s got a bunch of wishy washy leakers and power seekers.

This is on Barr.

[As has been pointed out by others, they sent in more armed force to arrest the 77 year old Stone and his disabled wife, then they did to rescue the embassy staff at Benghazi. 0.]

Irony Alert!

“Warning! Danger Will Robinson!” I see this perfect storm developing. And its a scary one, it involves Hillary Clinton. We’ll know more after a month. Today is New Hampshire’s primary. Assuming it goes off without a hitch (rumor has it unlike Iowa they can count), we’ll know by midnight which of the Democrat rabble won. CW (conventional wisdom) says Bernie has it in a walk. Maybe. The only thing that counts in elections is ‘Big Mo’, who has the momentum. In this case its the gay caballero Pete Buttigieg.

I just don’t see Bernie getting it (the nomination). Pete’s more the worthless type of do-nothing Democrat the establishment wants. Bernie is a change agent, they don’t want that. On the other hand my crystal ball has been on the blink for this go-round. But from what I gather, Mayor Pete is an (if not favorite) acceptable candidate to the media/Democrat Party. He cancels the horrible white guy thing with his ace in the hole, gaiety.

But! If it began to look like he couldn’t beat Trump, I could see them maneuvering a “brokered” convention (i.e. “we’re going to throw all your votes out the window and pick who we wanted in the first place). And that is when they would ‘break glass’ and go to the well one more time with Hillary. They’re secret weapon. I can see it. But like I say, my crystal ball has never been as cloudy as on this one.

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