Sunday, April 24, 2016

News round-up: Obama's EU suck-up, $20 for Harriet Tubman, Cruz identifies problem with transgender logic, and goodbye to a tax fighter

Looks like feathers were ruffled when London mayor Boris Johnson opined that the "part-Kenyan president" of the United States should not be meddling in affairs concerning Brexit—that is, the upcoming June referendum in which British citizens (which includes me, just so we're clear) will vote on whether or not to leave the European Union. The Leave campaign is furious at Obama's intervention in the battle over Brexit and I don't blame them.
Forget for the moment the no-brainer involved in voting to exit this politically correct, power-hungry bloc with its unelected leaders. Why does everyone think that Obama has the right to interfere as he likes? Would George W. Bush have been given this kind of slack? Would there be anger if Reagan got told off by the Brits for lecturing them on an issue that is for her own people to decide? I think we know the answers to those questions.
Yet when Johnson tries to put this egomaniac in his place, it's so disrespectful to the "Leader of the (Not-so) Free World".
Presidents can of course give opinions on the policies of other nations, but Obama, as always, stepped over the line. Just as his administration previously tried to sway the vote against Bibi Netanhayu in Israel, President Barry has gone so far as to meet with Prime Minister David Cameron in helping to prop up the "Stronger in Europe" campaign.
We all know that Cameron has no balls and is the typical politician, so it's no wonder he hasn't told the President to butt out. Really, David? You get shunted aside at last month's global nuclear conference and you're welcoming this big-eared joke to 10 Downing Street to perform a minstrel dance—yeah, I said it, dear reader!—in favor of European bureaucrats? You really don't have a spine, do you? No wonder Michael Savage calls you "Ca-moron".
The only thing Obama ever got right is when he said that Scotland should stay with the U.K., with respect to the September 2014 Scottish independence referendum. There were very good reasons for Scotland to remain part of the U.K., and I'm glad it has. Obama, however, is all about limiting freedoms to people, so it doesn't take much guesswork to know the angle from which he approached the issue.
Menzies Campbell, the leader of the Liberal Democrats—who are in the "Stronger in Europe" camp—said that the comments made by Johnson that Obama's position on Brexit is "paradoxical, inconsistent, incoherent" and that Barry himself symbolizes an "ancestral dislike of the British Empire," constitutes a "loaded attack on President Obama's sincerity."
Obama and sincerity are two words that do not go together, unless it's about attempts to turn the United States of America into a third-world hellhole.
Hillary Clinton has decided she wants the U.K. to remain in the EU as well. Is there anything this criminal fraudster, this disgusting harridan, won't agree with Obama about?
I'm with Boris Johnson and UKIP leader Nigel Farage on this one. Mr. President, I say with all due respect, of which there is none: Keep your imposing ass out of our referendum. This is for us Brits to decide, not you! Is that clear enough for you?

Tubman is no Jackson
As much as I appreciate Harriet Tubman's contribution to the Union during the Civil War, I do not think she deserves to be on the $20 bill. I am an American citizen as well as British, and I dearly wish the Community Disorganizer in Chief would stop dicking around with American traditions. I know that's like wishing the moon really was made of cheese, but hey.
Andrew Jackson led an incredible life and he shall always be among the most prominent Americans in the nation's history. Not that the Dear Leader gives a stuff about any of that. I am sure that, in Barry O.'s eyes, Jackson was a typical white person with racism in his DNA.
An interesting fact about Jackson is that his struggle against John Quincy Adams reflects the acrimony between the Trump and Cruz campaigns. Jackson blamed Adams and his supporters for his wife's death during the 1824 presidential race as they had referred to Rachel Jackson as a "bigamist." Jackson was convinced that this insult had contributed to her fatally poor health. And you think Teddy Boy and the Donald have problems!
I can go into this in detail, but I won't. Suffice to say that Obama has—golly gee willikers—shown himself as a hypocrite. Yes, Tubman may be have been black and a female, to boot. She was also quite bold in her embrace of firearms with which to dispense with members of the Confederacy.
I wonder if this will ever get pointed out by the anti-gun fanatics in the media or other so-called intelligentsia? Probably not. Because as we have seen by now, if this supposed President needs his ass cleaned, a plethora of drooling tongues are at the ready.

Stark raving nuts, the "new normal" of bathroom etiquette
Quoteth Ted Cruz:
Donald on television this morning said gosh he thought men should be able to go into the girls bathroom if they want to. Now let me ask you: have we gone stark raving nuts? It is simply crazy and the idea that grown men would be allowed alone in a bathroom with little girls—you don't need to be a behavioral psychologist to realize bad things can happen and any prudent person wouldn't allow that, and it is only the lunacy of political correctness.
Now, Donald Trump:
North Carolina did something. It was very strong. And they're paying a big price. And there's a lot of problems. North Carolina, what they're going through with all the business that is leaving and strife—and it's on both sides—you leave it the way it is. There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate, there has been so little trouble.
Cruz, to give credit where it's due, is completely correct. How does Trump know that there has been "so little trouble" with regard to transgender restroom legislation? Now then, if he is referring to biologically born men who have had the operation and can suitably pass as women, perhaps not. If, however, we're talking about dudes like Caitlyn Jenner who live as women but still possess their meat-and-two-potatoes, yeah, there's bound to be trouble.
It is worrying how little thought all the "good" people, like Ringo Starr, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Zuckerberg, et al., have put into what allowing any man who claims to feel more like Jane than John into women's restrooms will do to the psyches of little girls or rape or other sexual assault victims of any age.


The LGBT lobby, as is its forte, thinks only about what lunacy it demands and screw anyone else, and we've got cowards everywhere who back it up. Courageous positions, my ass. Ask Curt Schilling about true courage. He's got a pink slip from ESPN to demonstrate where genuine courage, and the dissemination of common sense on your own social media page, will end up getting you.
I guess this is the "new normal" about which we hear so much.
Where's CAIR on this issue, when they could actually be of some good to the nation? A boy brings a clock that looks like a bomb to school and, when he is arrested, it's the beginning of an anti-Muslim Gestapo force in the U.S. CAIR screams and hollers when states like North Carolina, Tennesse or Iowa consider legislation barring Sharia law. You know, because every Muslim living in the U.S. is just so eager to experience a seventh-century lifestyle. Yet, American Muslim citizens will, if transgender activists get their way—and they will, you just know it—have to deal with biologically male persons in the same bathroom as their women who are so pure they have to cover up. This should ring alarm bells all over the offices of CAIR. Yet it does not. On this they are silent.
Honestly, if you're Muslim and you believe in CAIR to stand up for you on issues that will actually affect your life, then you've been duped.

Barbara Anderson, R.I.P.
Another person of noteworthiness that 2016 has taken away from us is Barbara Anderson. Who is Barbara Anderson, you ask? She was the head of the non-profit Citizens for Limited Taxation (CLT) organization.
She was a taxpayer advocate for the state of Massachusetts for 40 years, first coming to prominence on Jerry Williams's WRKO talk-show in 1981 where she and veteran reporter (and current talk-show host) Howie Carr would discuss fiscal policy on the Friday segment of Williams's show called "The Governors". She lost her battle with leukemia on April 8 at the age of 73.
Anderson helped craft Proposition 2½ which was passed by voters in 1981, while Michael Dukakis was governor, which, to this day, keeps a wary eye on property tax increases. Twenty-year CLT veteran Chip Ford said that Anderson was a libertarian and "stumbled" into the leadership position of the group. Ford says from that point on, she never looked back.
According to Shira Shoenberg's article on MassLive.com, "Anderson led Citizens for Limited Taxation for years, working to preserve property tax relief, reduce the state income tax and oppose a graduated income tax structure."
Godspeed, Barbara Anderson.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Stream-of-consciousness nitpickings ...

I am seriously squeezed for time, but I have to get an entry out. So, this one, dear reader, will be a rather off-the-wall, stream-of-consciousness product. Sort of like one of my news mash-ups, but not as structured.
Here we go:
Happy Earth Day, everyone. Now take all your recycling, toss it all in a big plastic trash bag and place it on the curb. That's how you celebrate.
I jest, of course. It makes sense to re-use what we can, but I just wonder how many resources, including water, we use up in so doing. It's great that so many former landfills are now parks or nature reserves and that formerly polluted waterways have been cleaned up. The environmentalists of the 1950s and 1960s shook us out of our bad habits and we're much the better for it.
Unfortunately, those who've followed in their footsteps have told us that we can't burn rubbish, even though the electricity it would generate would be helpful, because of toxic ash. We can't deal with ash?
They've also told us that the planet is constantly cooling/warming and experiencing bewildering changes in climate and that it's all our fault.
I wonder if we'll ever have an Earth Day that doesn't come with so much political baggage. 
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Ted Cruz—how can a dude who plays the the liberty-embracing purist conservative role boast so happily about voterless wins? Good for him, he played by the rules, but those rules change constantly, at the slightest whims of the GOP Establishment.
Cruz, if he really believes so fervently in the Constitution, should not disavow his delegates, but state for the record that he would rather have had voters deciding the contests in Colorado and Wyoming. Instead, he declared, "This is how elections are won in America." Ker-plunk!
Kim Jong-un also believes elections are won this way. Saddam Hussein was a big fan of the voter-free process.
As Michael Savage stated during his April 11 show, "We spent trillions of dollars to make sure the Iraqis could get some purple ink on their fingers and vote, and here in America we don't have a strike-force coming in from Zurich to make sure the Republican Party officials in Colorado are arrested immediately for rigging an election?" 
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Russian war planes flying in low past a U.S. Navy warship in the Baltic Sea? That's Putin keeping us on our toes, that's all. If the current administration had even one ounce worth of common sense and geopolitical street smarts, we'd be allies.
As a regular caller to The Kuhner Report put it, "If anything, it [the simulated attack passes] showed the American navy how they defeated ISIS and protected the strong-man Assad, which we should have done. So, in other words, they're telling us: This is how you do it."
During the Cold War, Russia—as the U.S.S.R.—buzzed our ships, and we buzzed theirs, on a regular basis. It should not be like this anymore. These commitments we've made through NATO understandably grate on Russian nerves. America is poking the Russian bear in his own backyard.
I've long since grown tired of Cold War redux and these putrid neo-cons who wish us to believe that Putin's Russia is such a threat. Putin respects power. If a President who: (1) cared about the job and (2) had balls was in charge, Mr. Putin would not have done this.
Instead, Putin revels in goading Obama, showing him up for the irresponsible, feckless, cowardly disgrace to the Presidency that he is, and to be honest, I don't blame him one bit.
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Back during punk rock's ascendancy in the late '70s, a Conservative member of the Greater London Council, Bernard Brook-Partridge, raged: "Most of these groups would be vastly improved by sudden death. I would like to see somebody dig a very, very large, exceedingly deep hole and drop the whole bloody lot down it."
Man alive, just how many other entities on the face of this globe could we say that about?
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Marks and Spencer, a British department store, has been criticized for launching a "burkini," a swimsuit for Muslim women. French minister Laurence Rossignol opined that it gives assent to the idea of women's bodies "being locked up," and that women who approve of it are akin to "negroes who supported slavery".
Former Yves Saint Laurence partner Pierre Bergé said that Marks and Spencer's burkini, and the trend of other designers such as Dolce and Gabbana who've tapped into Islamic fashion, represents a "total absence of morality".
Bergé said, "Designers should not get in this market, which is the denial of fashion. I find the behavior of these brands shameful. We must teach [Muslim] women to revolt, to take their clothes off, to learn to live like most of the women in the rest of the world."
Now then, I think designers have gone overboard in encouraging women to take their clothes off. There is something very good to be said for modesty which the hyper-sexual ways of the Western world have pretty much killed off. But Rossignol and Bergé are correct in noting that embracing the restrictive clothing of a religion that does not encourage independent thought and seeks to cover women up because its hierarchy is afraid of feminine sexuality is going too far.
A letter-writer to the Metro nailed it by noting, "It's sadly indicative of society today that people accuse the French women's rights minister of racism when she attempts to stop the sale of a product designed to support a culture that views women as second-class citizens."
Exactly. Feminists, you want to combat a war on women? Well, there it is, have at it. Funny, though, you're strangely silent on this. It just does not compute in your robotic brains if the object of your distaste is not white, straight and Christian. You know, "bitter clingers."
Europe is not Saudi Arabia nor Iran. It's time people found their voices and holler "enough is enough" at the ever-encroaching mores of Islam dictating our lives.
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You have to hand it to the French, they have stepped up the fight against the very encroachment of Islamic mores in their society that I referenced.
Air France, hungry for the moolah that the foolish ending of sanctions against Iran have provided opportunities for, has resumed flights to Tehran. Stewardesses for the airline revolted at the diktat that they had to don headscarves upon arrival in the Islamic Republic. Air France relented by announcing that female flight attendants could opt out of working on the Tehran route, though it would have been better if the business had shown some testicular fortitude in defending them completely rather than providing a half-measure.
However, gay male stewards have raised a stink over flying to a nation where homosexuality is punishable by death. The French flight and cabin crews union representative, Jean Marc Quattrochi, responded that the matter of "sexual inclination" is different because whereas women cannot hide their gender, gays can choose not to display their sexuality.
"The fact for a woman is that we surely know she's a woman, it's written on her passport," says Quattrochi. "When she arrives in Tehran, she will be forced to wear the scarf. For a gay person, nobody knows that he is gay."
While this is true, it ignores the spirit behind the gay flight attendants' request. It's not a matter of hiding their sexual preference, but of boycotting the land that would kill them for their choice of mate.
I'm with the gays on this one. Air France, do the right thing. You cannot have your precious Tehran route at the expense of the values of the nation you represent.
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Had enough of celebrating diversity yet? A 34-year-old "Bristol" man, Ali Abdullahi, has argued that "cultural differences" should be considered in a case in which he is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female at a train station.
The Somalian, having previously committed other sexual assaults, approached the girl at the station in Torquay where she was waiting for the service to Bristol. The court heard that Abdullahi "behaved completely inappropriately."
The judge at Exeter Crown Court told Abdullahi, "The sex offending was not of the most serious kind, but would have been extremely frightening to both girls."
Yet, Abdullahi denied any misbehavior. The mitigation declared that Abdullahi "comes from a conservative culture in Somalia and misunderstands the extent to which ordinary polite engagement and interaction should or should not be seen as a precursor towards seeking to be physically close to someone in the way this case reveals."
In the end, Abdullahi was given a community order and told to attend a sex offender course designed to improve his conduct with young women. Yep. And I'm sure both will work wonders too.
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Give it up for these rock-and-rollers, folks. They won't turn down the big bucks that performing in Japan, which does not recognize LGBT rights, or Dubai, where homosexuality is forbidden, brings in. But they can brush off North Carolina.
Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, Ringo Starr, Pearl Jam and Boston have all cancelled gigs in the state to protest the "bathroom bill" that Governor Pat McCrory signed into law. The officially titled "Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act" allows for transgendered people who have had the "corrective" operation to use the relevant restroom. But for those who haven't, they must continue to use the restroom assigned to the sex as declared on their birth certificates.
In other words, the bathroom bill states, "The sky is blue. Not purple, not red, not whatever you'd want it to be. The sky is blue."
This, according to hysterical liberals (are there any other kind?), is akin to "Jim Crow" policies. States and cities across the country have instituted travel bans on North Carolina, companies such as PayPal and Deutsch Bank have threatened to leave the state, cancelling their previous expansion projects, and the New York Times and Washington Post have written their editorial screeds in opposition.
No-one in the media dares bring up the obvious: What happens when a sex predator who declares himself to be female enters a women's restroom on that pretense? Who will address that? Not Donald Trump. Looks like "New York values" got the better of him.
We're going to need police officers on "bathroom duty" to ward off the perverts and child-molesters because of the transgender agenda and the mindless support it has generated among the sheeple who say, "But I want to be good!"
These rock performers though. Is there anyone other than Springsteen who is still relevant? None of them thought for a moment about their North Carolinian fans. The assumption is, "oh, they'll be with us."
I'd be pissed. What kind of artist does that? Opine against the law on-stage if you like, free speech and all, but don't shut your fans out. In the case of Adams, Pearl Jam and Boston, they need all they can get. Say "Bryan Adams" to most people these days and they're likely to respond, "Did you mean Ryan Adams?"
Well, I'm pretty sure North Carolina will still continue to get Toby Keith, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock. So all's not completely lost.
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Speaking of rock stars ... Really now, 2016? David Bowie wasn't enough for you? You had to take Prince as well?
Merle Haggard, Victoria Wood, Ronnie Corbett, Garry Shandling, Keith Emerson, Nancy Reagan, George Martin, Paul Kantner, Alan Rickman and Glenn Frey. Hell, even Rob Ford. They've all stopped coming down for breakfast at some point since New Year's Day.
And it's only April.
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Oh yeah, Happy Earth Day. I think I said that already.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

More campaign news, more nonsense ...

Congratulations to Ted Cruz for his double-digit figure win in Wisconsin. If Trump had won that contest, things would pretty much have been locked up for him. Cruz's win has ensured that the Republican race for the nomination remains competitive and interesting. Not that I want "competitive" or "interesting". If I want competitive, I'll watch sports. If I want interesting, I'll people-watch in the park. Turns out, I'm not interested in either. I want a nominee and I want one now. The novelty of this campaign wore off long ago.
Trump, very much not to his credit, has said that he does not see the need to focus on Hillary until he's knocked Cruz out. Wisconsin has come and gone—and he hasn't come any closer to doing that.
Perhaps I was a bit mean-spirited in calling Mr. Cruz a phony in my last entry. I'm angry because there are elements to Cruz's past that I am not impressed with. Why did he not support more conservative challengers to Mitch McConnell in 2014? Cruz supposedly has such monumental right-wing purist credentials, but when Matt Bevin could have used this maverick's help, well ... Cruz wasn't such a maverick or "outsider" back then. That bothers me, and it bothers me immensely.
Cruz supported granting Obama fast-track authority with regard to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), with his May 2015 vote in the Senate. In early June, he claimed TPA did not "give the President more authority" with regard to negotiating trade deals. Later that month, when the issue came up for a second round of voting in the Senate, after the House rejected TAA (Trade Adjustment Assistance), Cruz said that he suspected that "Republican leadership had promised supporters of the Export-Import Bank a vote to reauthorize the bank" before it expired and therefore voted against the measure. I appreciate this vote and his stance, but can I—or anyone—be confident that this wasn't a ploy concocted to allow Cruz a platform on which to distinguish himself for a Presidential run?
"Hey, look, people, I called Fishface a liar on the Senate floor," Cruz could tell us. But will he ever tell us about the subsequent praise for Cruz's acting performance, expressed through a pantload of pats on the back, by McConnell behind closed doors? Don't tell me that this is not how politics works. You know damn well that it does.
Trump has been dirty and is all too keen for gutter brawls, I won't deny this for one second. It exasperates me. He is 70 years old and so often acts like he's 17. I do appreciate his off-the-cuff remarks, it definitely separates him from the so-called "professional" politicians. But it has also gotten him into trouble, as with the abortion issue brought up during a recent interview with Chris Matthews. Trump said in the instance of Roe vs. Wade being overturned, in any state in which abortion could then be declared illegal, there would have to be "some kind of punishment" for women who get them—which is as low as low can get. I don't care if you're pro-life or pro-choice, that is one nasty-ass thing to say. You won't stop abortion even when it's illegal. Before 1973, women were getting abortions, in back alleys and often dying from botched operations. They, obviously, are not to blame.
Trump then more accurately pointed out that it's the doctors who would have to face punishment. But it was too late. The damage was done. It's not so easy to tiptoe backwards from this kind of bomb once the fuse has been lit. Chris Matthews may be a puke, but he'd boxed Trump into a corner and it was almost effortless on his part, because Trump keeps ad-hoc'ing his positions.
Mr. Trump, before you sink your campaign, please start listening to advisers. If you don't have any advisers, then get them. You can no longer wing it. Think of it like a video game. Perhaps you can fudge your way through the first few levels and kick butt. But then actual skills are going to be needed for the upcoming levels or you'll either fall behind or get a "game over".
Time to learn some debating skills, Donald. It's no wonder Cruz is saying you're afraid to debate him one-on-one. When it comes to verbal sparring, Cruz is an expert. But Cruz, debate champion that he is, has not exactly taken the high ground either throughout all this. Every time Trump tweaks him, Cruz engages.
Come on, Cruz-bots, if your man is as pure as the driven snow, then how come he does not simply dismiss Trump as a bore and focus on the real issues of substance? Is that not what Reagan did? We don't have one idiot dragging down the Republican nomination process, we've got two.
I declared my support for one of these idiots because I do believe that once the smoke has cleared from this exasperating campaign, Trump will be the leader his supporters believe him to be. Cruz would too, except for this, dear reader: Cruz, like every other Presidential contender before him, is not self-funding. He had to take a bank loan to fund his US Senate bid to represent Texas, so how has he gone this far? Well, thanks to the aforementioned Fishface, for one thing. And, for another, donors. So this man will have to pay the pipers—the donor class with all of its BS—once he's in office.
There you have it. This is exactly what Trump supporters like me are tired of.
Before I let you go, dear reader, I want to address this complete nonsense, as if we haven't had enough of that already, regarding the female Breitbart reporter at Trump's rally in Jupiter, Florida. I won't address her by her real name, because she's had more than enough attention and she's obviously a whore for exactly that sort of thing. It's Nightdragon policy to not mention terrorists or psychotics by name. So, I'll just call her Ms. Cantakeat (for "Can't take the heat).
Cantakeat is a known troublemaker. She previously called out police at an Occupy Wall Street event in New York City for pushing her to the ground when she was, in fact, in the way of their attempt to arrest some of the bums there. I do not exactly feel sorry for morons who get in the way of the police. Now she is calling out Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski for doing the same thing.
Lewandowski never even came close to doing such. He grabbed her arm to keep her from further approaching Trump, who she'd already accosted. Trump said, "She was actually—if you look at her—she's grabbing at me and he's acting as an intermediary and trying to block her from doing that."
That is exactly what the video shows. Trump is walking up the aisle and Cantakeat is right there, touching him, in an attempt to get an answer to some lame question she'd posed. Lewandowski steps forward, grabs her arm and leads—not pulls—her out of the way. Ms. Cantakeat doesn't even stumble, never mind tumble to the ground. She may have experienced a very slight misstep upon Lewandowski grabbing her. That's it.
Yet Cantakeat filed charges with the Jupiter police who arrested Lewandowski with a charge of battery. Trump replied that he would not ruin a man's life over much ado about nothing by firing him and said that, in fact, he ought to consider filing battery charges against Cantakeat. I wish you would, Donald, and teach that brat a lesson.
Political reporting, indeed, any kind of reporting, is a rough business. You get grabbed, you get pushed, you get intercepted. It's rarely personal, but getting the news very often involves rugby scrums. If Lewandowski had grabbed a male reporter, we wouldn't have known about this. Most women reporters would have been mature enough to understand why Lewandowski acted as he did.
Ms. Cantakeat, either learn to take the heat or get out of this business. No-one wants to hear your accusations of misogyny in the field except Hillary supporters. If you want to play with the big boys, then learn how to deal. You have absolutely earned the wrath of Diamond and Silk. Give it to her good, ladies!
 

Cantakeat should team up with Roger Ailes's bint, the one Michael Savage calls "Martha Washington", and start their own FOX chat show. Two pretend conservative chicks clucking about how terrible it is for women in the media. The Establishment would embrace that in a New York minute.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Donald Trump: What other choice have we got?

I don't suppose so, mes amis, but perhaps you've heard about the Russian Special Forces commando who, when surrounded by ISIS fighters in Palmyra, Syria, called for an airstrike—not only on the savage sub-humans surrounding him, but himself as well?
You see, this is what real men do, not the effeminate, meggings-wearing, Harry Styles haircut-copying "males" you see all over the place these days. Honestly, have you taken a look around you lately at the little Peter Pans flitting from place to place and seriously thinking they're legitimate? Real men shit, shower, shave and split. These guys probably spend more time in the bathroom preparing their pretty, darling little selves than their girlfriends (if you can actually believe they're straight).
Now, contrast the Russian solider's actions with that of our President, the one who wouldn't leave a baseball game on the pretense that it's letting the terrorists disrupt our lives his fun, and then who flew to Argentina to do what was supposed to be the tango. Talk about the ugly American. But, of course, we had the media smooching his backside, tittering at the President's footwork in South America while black smoke continues to pour out of Brussels.
Who cares, though, right? Just a bunch of stupid white people. Belgians are white. The Americans at the American Airlines counter were probably all white. A bunch of bitter clingers with racism in their DNA. You expect the President to care when he can dance and party with the bigots in charge of Cuba and the Argentines who are the whitest people in South America? This President is anything but consistent, but never mind. He still needs his ass kissing.
I had the extreme displeasure of seeing ITV (one of the British stations) reporting on the President's attempt at Argentina's national dance Thursday night. You don't need me to tell you that it was all "oh, isn't he clever?" and "tee-hee-hee, we're all so lucky this guy's the leader of the free world." It's obvious the British media wants nothing to do with sympathy for Brussels either. Keep filling blank and gullible heads with mush so that they cannot realize a disgrace when one presents itself—it's the name of the game for the media.
And now, the six-million dollar question: What do you think Obama would have done in Palmyra? Defense secretary Ash Carter? Or these oh-so heroic saviors of the Republican establishment: George Will, Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol, Rich Lowry or the fat girl who never turned down a donut, Erick Erickson? I'll sum it up, shall I?
1. Poop in the pants.
2. Copious tears and pleadings of "no, no, no!"
3. A head going one way, a body going the other.
And there you have it. American leadership as we know it today. Aren't you proud? Too bad the Russian commando wasn't wearing a skirt and pantyhose with his combat boots and crowed for all the world to hear that he is a transsexual or was "suffering" from gender dysmorphia. Then news of his demise would have been unavoidable.
A real man takes his enemy out with him. A loser, a fairy, a nogoodnick parties while others suffer. Yeah, I said it! And people who like to pretend that they're intelligent plot to steal the election from the overwhelmingly popular, front-running candidate for the party which, need I repeat, made him take a pledge of allegiance to them.
Oh, you purists—who would rather have John "Do You Know Who I Am?" Kasich in office than Donald Trump—do us real proud with your kvetching that the Trumpster is not a conservative. This, despite the fact that the main points that he has run his campaign on—stopping illegal immigration, challenging phony trade deals, criticizing illegal, "nation-building" wars that do nothing to spread democracy to regions that have never known it—are as conservative as can be.

 
Exhibit A: A man who fancies himself influential, but ought to concern himself more with the unity between his inseam and his waistline than candidates for the GOP.

Ted Cruz, that stud, if National Enquirer can be believed—and I believe it can given that it's a more reputable news source these days than FOX News or Lowry's National Review—talks about handing a victory to Putin and ISIS if NATO is done away with. As if the Russian President and the radical Islamic savages are one and the same.
Remember, folks, "real" conservatism wants you to regard Russia as our biggest enemy—despite the fact that, golly gee, Russia is the only country in Europe, except for perhaps Viktor Orbán's Hungary, that stands up for Christian values and ethics. There are no gay lobbies, with the help of subversive judges, putting bakeries out of business for not baking gay wedding cakes in Russia. Yet, the neocons who wish to hitch a ride on Cruz's wagon wants us to know that the Bear is as much of a threat to us as it was in 1962.
If that's conservatism, then please, by all means, label me as a "populist-nationalist". I don't give a damn anymore. I want someone who can realistically beat Mrs. Pantsuit. Ah, but Trump is not a conservative, conservative, conservative, cluck-cluck, cluck, bwak-bwak-bah-BWAK! Could you please knock off this crap already?
Cruz-bots, at what point did your education cease? Are you familiar with numbers and aware of how they work? If so, then you could jolly well see for yourselves that Teddy boy is not getting anywhere near the White House. Not in this election, anyway. Enough with the nonsense.
Ted Cruz notes that "Republicans are uniting against" Trump. You mean as with the rest of the GOP Establishment, Teddy? I was with Ted Cruz. He was my guy. Until I read this. In 2014, Ted Cruz, well before he started establishing himself as a firebrand conservative, joined radio's Mr. Weepy (and, by all accounts, Mr. Ever-Expanding Waistline) Glenn Beck to hand out soccer balls and teddy bears to border-crossing illegals.
According to the article: "A Cruz spokesperson announced to The Blaze Thursday that Cruz would be 'glad to join Glenn Beck' in McAllen, Texas to 'provide some relief from the suffering this administration is causing.'" O-o-o-K, then—apparently the way to relieve the suffering of those in the ceaseless flow caused by Obama's open doors is to encourage them to accept freebies courtesy of dumb gringos at the border, ready to pat their heads and give them a free lunch.
Give ... me ... a ... break. How exactly was treating these law-breakers as welcome guests "a statement against President Barack Obama's non-enforcement of immigration law"? I don't want nice guys giving illegals soccer balls to kick around. I want a tough guy like Trump to tell them, step over that line and you're getting shot. With real bullets, not beanbags.
Ted Cruz, you are a phony. End of. I don't trust you anymore. You did a nice acting job, especially with having called Senate Leader Fishface a liar. But you voted for the TPP, intent on giving Obama his executive privilege to decide trade deals. You keep harping on about the need for NATO, when American troops are a lot more needed at the southern U.S. border than in Germany. You said you had no choice but to accept Obama-care, because it was the law, even though you damn well knew it had been mis-sold to the American people and was therefore vulnerable to a legitimate challenge. What're you going to do next, team up with Jonathan Gruber to tell us that we must follow the law, as determined by one quisling SCOTUS member?
Ted, the fact is, you did not support true conservative challengers to Mitch McConnell in 2013/14, and you supported the Corker-Cardin Amendment to the Iran Deal.
Dear reader, here's how this works: Ted Cruz works out a deal with Mitch McConnell to shine his shoes with his tongue for the rest of his career so that when it comes to the race for President, he can look like an "outsider". It's a similar to what's happening here in Britain. Labour mayoral candidate for London Sadiq Khan works out an agreement with national Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn to paint Corbyn himself as anti-Semitic, unpatriotic and wanting to harm Britain's financial institutions by implementing a "windfall" tax on British banks. This way, voters can be fooled into thinking that Khan is a maverick. They do not, and will never, know about the secret handshake between the two men. 
Don't believe the hype.
When a good-ol'-boy, goober simpleton like Lindsey Graham and Señor Amnestio, Jeb Bush, run to Ted Cruz, that tells me all I need to know. Chris Christie may be a big cafone, but at least he knew which way the political wind was blowing by endorsing Mr. Trump. 
I'm looking forward to Cruz trying to lend any sort of credence to the risible claim that the Feds have been so effective against ISIS in Iraq and Syria that it explains why they're targeting Europe. C'mon, Ted, let's hear it. NATO, NATO, NATO, Putin and ISIS, Putin and ISIS, Putin and ISIS ...
Pathetic.
What the GOP establishment and highbrow, garbage-headed, fifth-column "conservative" commentators/sissies like George Will and Charles Krauthammer spectacularly fail to acknowledge is that if the Republicans had been strong all this time, had protected people's jobs, taken care of our own nation's children, cut off welfare for domestic and foreign layabouts alike, slashed foreign aid, stopped the endless, pointless, illegitimate military conflicts and criticized the Dear Leader and Madame Hilary with as much enthusiasm as they have 2016's front-runner, then Donald Trump would have no reason to exist. Now would he?
At this point, the Nightdragon has no choice but to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States. You don't have to love the man, but he's all we have.

Friday, March 25, 2016

The enemy has no reason to fear Obama-nation

Hello, dear reader, and good day to you. Are you enjoying life in your great country? Preparing to drop your kids off at school, after they've posted their latest profane pictures on Instagram, brown-nose with the office girls about the latest celebrity wedding (or break-up) or with the boys about March Madness, have dinner while watching and tittering along to the idiot box/indoctrination machine and go to bed feeling oh-so safe and secure in your own little universe, knowing that your government is working so darn hard to keep you safe?
Well, golly gee, I'm so happy for you. They may be spying on you, but at least the robust security the government offers is part of the deal, right? Your faith that the Feds have your best interests at heart is admirable.
Me? I've never been angrier.
Folks, I see things for what they are. Others don't. Simple as that.
Bombs explode at Brussels Airport and at a Metro (subway) station in the European Union's capital city. The death toll is currently thought to stand at over thirty. The Islamic State has claimed credit for it. An ISIS flag was found among the rubble of the airport terminal. And what do we have in response to this latest deadly rampage against innocents? Warnings not to stigmatize Muslims in Belgium, in Europe, in America, or anywhere. Because we just can't have that, now can we?
Richard Engle on the Today show remarked, "We're already seeing the rise of the right-wing, we're already seeing the rise of hate-attacks where people will use these kind of terrorist attacks, these kind of incidents, to vilify all of the Muslim community. Which, of course, only makes the situation worse, because then people feel isolated, ostracized, ghetto-ized, and they retreat into their own community."
Think about that, you Crusades-loving Christians or you Jews who support the subjugation of Palestinians. A bomb here, a machine-gun attack there, chants of "allahu akbar" before a head suddenly becomes disattached from its body ... that's nothing compared to what you're responsible for.
Ahmed Rehab—I'll pause to let the irony of that particular surname sink in—from the Council of American-Islamic Relations (known as CAIR, as in, "about only our own"), said, "Even the mere question, 'Do Muslims condemn this?' to me is an affront to our humanity. It goes without saying."
Got that, you blue-eyed devils with your micro-aggressions and your bigotry? You're an affront to the humanity—of which there is none—of the bombers, who themselves are the biggest and deadliest bigots on the planet. Hang your heads in shame!
Ted Cruz, in a moment of brilliance with which I tend to identify him—which is why it is so frustrating to see him acting as if the Cold War still exists by painting Russia as the enemy and pretending NATO still has some relevance—said, "This is a war with radical Islamic terrorism ... We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized."
Rehab countered with, "The last time we saw a political leader wanting to patrol and secure communities based solely on their religion was in a little country called Germany in the 1930s."
Ahmed, I don't know if you've noticed, but Muslims have retaken that "little country" due the immigration policies of its quasi-Communist leader.
"It didn't end very well," Rehab wants us to know, regarding Germany's efforts in the '30s to stigmatize communities based on religion. Funny that, Ahmed, I would wager that you and yours thought it ended very well. Six million descendants of Abraham had been exterminated by 1945. Ahmed Rehab, don't pretend for one moment that you and your vicious CAIR organization give a stuff about religious freedom for all. Where Islam is concerned, there are no other religions
What's that, dear reader, you don't hear me? Hold on. Here, I'm holding an AK-47 to your head. I said, "there are no other religions but Islam." Understand? Yes? Good. Now go home and watch TV and continue to keep that brain as blank as possible. Look forward to that next Jay-Z album which ... ohmigod, ohmigod, ohmigod .... is rumored to feature Rihanna on it. Giggity! Put it on your iPod and listen to it wherever you go, and know that the world loves you. Oh yes, it does.
Your president, Barack Obama, certainly does not. He is so concerned about the latest Islam-inspired carnage that he refuses to fly back to his office in the States to consult with European leaders on how to respond to the attacks in Brussels. He's on vacation, don'tcha know. He's only had about ... oh, 8,000 of them is my guess, so give the man a break. He's too busy thanking the psychotics in charge of that prison island known as Cuba for their warm welcome and trying to compare it to the United States. The Castros are our "estranged brothers" whose own revolution was similar to ours.
Obama showed his resilience in wanting to tackle terror, which he was careful not to name in connection with radical Islam—as is his wont—by attending a baseball game in Havana. After chatting up Raul Castro in the front row at Estadio Latinoamericano, watching the Rays play the Cuban national team, Obama told ESPN, "It's always a challenge when you have a terrorist attack anywhere in the world."
R-i-i-ght ... It's even more of a challenge when you propose to do absolutely nothing about it. But, lo, the Dear Leader wasn't finished: "The whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people's ordinary lives."
My word, how inspiring. A better excuse to remain a bum on holiday I've never heard put so poetically.
Sadly, Americans think our military is out there, giving 110 percent towards "keeping us safe". And I harbor no uncertainty that they would be were it not for the Rules of Engagement.
Liberals are blaming George W. Bush for the Brussels terror attack, just as they blame him for the volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii. All the woes of the world, past, present, and no doubt future can be explained by those five syllables: George Dub-a-yoo Bush. (Unless you're from Texas, where it's four syllables.)
However, there is something to this. Bush put our troops into Afghanistan, and then Iraq, and then straddled them with those aforementioned rules of engagement. On his Tuesday, March 23 radio show, Michael Savage laid out these insane diktats that our brave men and women are expected to operate by, lest they end up rotting in federal penitentiaries:
1. No night or surprise searches
2. Villages must be warned prior to searches
3. The national army and/or the national police must accompany US units on searches
4. US forces may not fire on the enemy unless the enemy is preparing to fire first
5. Only women can search women
6. Troops can fire at an insurgent if the catch him placing an improvised explosive device but not if insurgents are walking away from an area where explosives have been placed.
Presumably, only men can search men as well. Can you imagine the insult caused if some well-built, 5'10" female soldier roughed up some weedy little (and probably child porn-addicted) puke from a village where locals shit in the street who was screaming in his reedy little voice, sounding like Mickey Mouse speaking Pashto on helium, "I wanna join the insurgency too, I want to fight America too! Hey, don't forget me!"
Barack Obama has only intensified these rules of engagement, making them even more unrealistic, while he wanted to send more troops to Afghanistan, then Libya and Syria. You cannot expect to win a fight with one hand tied behind your back, yet Obama has our soldiers battling with both hands cut off.
People assume that post-traumatic stress disorder—what used to be known as "shell shock" a century ago, before we lawyered up such terminology—is caused by soldiers suffering from what they've had to do or see. I think it's from what they were prevented from doing or seeing. The key word in post-traumatic stress disorder is "stress," such as caused by not allowing one to do the job that one signed up for.
But, never mind all this. We may have an NSA-spying program that is a complete breach of the Constitution and has not prevented even one terrorist attack during its existence. We may have a so-called President that demonstrably does not care about anything other than himself and his poisonous, anti-American agenda. We may have a Congress and a GOP party, laughingly referred to as an opposition, that would rather brag about extremely minor achievements in the Omnibus bill and plot to deny voters their choice for presidential nominee than stand up to the current President. We may have an enemy that the West constantly underestimates the ruthlessness of. We more than certainly have a mass media who cares nothing about what is right and decent and exists to fan the flames of disorder and destruction and to cripple people's minds.
Donald Trump commented to Fox and Friends on Brussels, the third-world city it resembles in so many respects, and the need for American vigilance, ending his remarks with, "We just don't learn. We never learn."
And how, Donald. Indeed, we never learn, as long as our own personal bubbles have not been burst.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The lunatics are running the Republican asylum

Gotta love these Republican operatives who make those who dare to run for the party deliver a pledge of loyalty. Then, when the candidate whose feet they held to the fire proves the most popular, plot to steal the nomination away from him.
Erick Erickson, who clearly has a hate-on for one Mr. Donald J. Trump, has been at the forefront of efforts to thwart Trump's candidacy. Such a conservative purist is he! One wonders why a Tea Party stalwart would endorse Soviet/Cuban/Chinese-style methods of dealing with rogue elements within their little autocracy and informing voters that their efforts are all for naught.
Curley Haughland is a member of the Republican Rules Committee—a title that grows more ironic with every passing day given his spontaneous desire for a rule change to keep Trump from collecting the required 1,237 delegates. He recently informed all and sundry, through CNBC, that voters are deluded if they believe that they choose the nominee. When asked why we even bother to hold primaries in which people—goshvote, Haughland replied, "That's a very good question." Listen to the arrogant prick for yourselves, dear reader:

 

Republican Rules, alright? Who gives a stuff about the democratic process? Dumb, cheap-ass voters with their anti-Washington bigotry. As Al Gore would say, "How dare they?"
Then you have Erickson, the big shot himself, who is calling for a "unity party". Unity under whom? Paul Ryan? Mitt "Mittens" Romney? "Little" Marco Rubio? Erickson and his "Conservatives against Trump" group haven't endorsed Ted Cruz, so what's the story? I thought this was a struggle of conservatism versus nationalist populism.
You see, Erickson and his obtuse brigade of Tea Party doctrinaires are so damn conservative that they're fine with allowing the cop-bashing twerker John Kasich to remain in the race. I know Glenn Beck called the narcissistic Ohio governor a "son of a bitch," recently, which shows progress for someone I have generally regarded as a dolt. He, Merrick Garland, Peyton Manning and the former Speaker Bonehead could start the Crying Men of America club. But at least radio's most notorious weeper gets it with regard to Kasich, so credit where credit is due.
By the way, mes amis, you must read the following piece making Kasich out to be to the right of Attila the Hun. It's too hilarious. Only The Guardian could produce agitprop like this. Gee, could the reason that Kasich was elected in Ohio with Tea Party support in 2010 be ruffling the feathers of the Chicken Littles at The Guardian?
Yeah, we should trust the Tea Party over Donald Trump because they can lay claim to such a stellar backlog of has-beens that they've thrown their support behind: Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Nikki Haley, Marco Rubio and the aforementioned Kasich among them. Back in February, Tea Party of America founder Ken Crow, after flirting with Trump, dropped support for him by endorsing ... Jebito. Remember this time last year when the Republican rubes were saying that Señor Acts of Love and Valedictorians was the unstoppable unifier of the Grand Ol' Party? How'd that one work out for them? William Kristol may be willing to follow these pathetic dorks off a cliff, but I won't.
John Sununuremember him, anyone?, anyone?has said that Kasich can play a role in the northern states by acquiring delegates, thus preventing Trump from getting twelve-thirty-seven, and winning a brokered convention in Cleveland. Sununu, a neoconservative Chief of Staff under George Bush Sr., alleges that Trump has been "a loser his whole life". I don't know, dear reader, would saying that it takes one to know one in this case rub off as too callow? You tell me.
I will remind you that Sununu convinced H.W. to drop his "no new taxes" pledge, recommended David Souter to the Supreme Court and was urged to resign by Dubya who, at the time, was helping to run his father's reëlection campaign. Better look in the mirror for a scarlet L on your own forehead, Mr. Sununu, with all due respectof which there is none.
Now there is speculation that the former Senator from Oklahoma Tom Coburn could jump in as an anti-Trump third party candidate. I like Mr. Coburn very much. He has been especially strong on the issue of illegal immigration. He is the author of a book entitled Breach of Trust, in which he details how Washington "turns outsiders into insiders". But he cannot win. No third-party candidate can. If we get this split between conservatives via a third party, Hilary will be our next Dear Leader. I would rather have Mr. Coburn, given his medical credentials, as the head of the Department of Health and Human Services in a Cruz or Trump administration.
And listen, Cruz supporters, you're not much better with all your talk about how you won't be able to bring yourself to vote for Trump if a contested convention does not come to fruition. Grow a pair or strap one on, and suck it up. Do you want a murderous lunatic like Mrs. Pantsuit in office? Seriously, grow up! Time to be big boys and girls, my little conservative purist petals! I don't give a damn about the "oh so nasty" language Trump has used, or what Roger Ailes's bitch-in-charge thinks, get over it already. Trump supporters have said they would vote for Cruz, so time to return the favor.
If Cruz cannot catch up to nor slim the margin between himself and Trump over the course of the remaining primaries by, at the most, the April 26th results, then he needs to end his campaign. That's all there is to it. It wasn't your time, Ted, but hey, what I wouldn't give to see you on SCOTUS.
As for you, Erick Erickson, as you are demonstrably not a stranger to comfort eating, then I suggest you get a nice, big box of Krispy Kremes or whatever the favored brand of fried dough rings in Macon, Georgia is, and tell yourself that all will be OK. Go shoot some more holes through copies of The New York Times and have some faith. With any luck, your clogged arteries will spare you the "affrontery" of a Donald Trump nomination before it comes to pass.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Nancy Reagan, 1921-2016, RIP

It was with great sadness that I learned of former First Lady Nancy Reagan's passing on March 6. She was 94.
This is not about me, dear reader, but my actual remembrances of Mrs. Reagan are, admittedly, sporadic. I was a teenager in the 1980s. I began the decade aged 10 and, by the time the calendar had flipped to 1990, I was 21. I was not a political adolescent, although I did love Cold War era sci-fi novels, Ben Bova's Voyagers and Killer Station by Martin Caidin (wherein a character named "Rush" appeared half-a-decade before Mr. Limbaugh's show) being chief among them. I was aware that we had a strong President in office who was telling the Russkies were they could get off.
Nancy Reagan was always elegant. She knew how to be as she had been an actress, but I have no doubt that she would have been effortless at charm, poise and style anyway. She was a naturally gregarious person.

Photo source: Getty Images

The Reagans were a natural couple, the best America could offer, more Norman Rockwell than any presidential couple in office during Rockwell's life. Mrs. Reagan might have stretched things too far when she started consulting an astrologist in order to plan her hubby's schedule in the wake of his assassination attempt. But we all have our quirks.
Her "Just Say No" campaign could not be topped by any other First Lady. We could use a similar program today. People cynically laugh at the "ignorance" of "Just Say No," but research confirms a substantial drop in illicit substance abuse throughout the campaign's existence. Since then, we have had "I Did Not Inhale" and a former "Choom Gang" leader in office. How far we've dropped.
Nancy Reagan showed loyalty and respect to many White House staff members. A far cry from Madame Hilary sacking Travel Office staff on day one of her term as First Lady. When President Reagan's term in office ended on January 20, 1989, Nancy's approval ratings as first lady stood at 56 percent.
To give President Obama credit, he ordered the flag to be flown at half-staff until dusk on the day of Mrs. Reagan's burial. Thank you, Barry.
Is Nancy Reagan's passing the final nail in the coffin of a confident time for America, when its national safety was assured? No. Whether it's the Constitutional conservatism of Ted Cruz that I prefer or the populist nationalism of Donald Trump that I can live with, the strength that America had under the Reagans will return and give us a country that would make them—and us—proud.