Friday, December 30, 2016

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER receives another award:


Jimmy Carter also won a Nobel Peace Prize....
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: A Preview of Obama’s Post-Presidency. If the link doesn't work, a back door may be here.

The comments were mostly pro-Trump, but I found this Obama advocate's comment interesting:
Well, I don't know about you, but we're up 150% in our 401k plans and our kids are home safely from the war GWB started for no reason. Thanks to Obama for pulling us out of the financial pit the Bush administration put us in, saving the auto industry and providing health care for millions.
Looking back at the data using the Dow Jones Industrial Average as a proxy, the average market growth rate over almost any multi-year period is about 7.2% - or 174% over the 8 years of the Obama admininstation. Looking at just the Obama years, the average growth rate has been 10.6% - or 224%. Looks like our Obama acolyte is not the sharpest knife in the investment drawer, since 150% is just slightly better than the return of 10-year treasury bonds.

Another interesting point: since the beginning of the Eisenhower administration (1953), the average growth rate for Democrat administrations is 9.6%; that for Republican administrations, 6.8%. So if the stock market is a proxy for wealth then Democrats, not Republicans, are the 'party of the rich'.
NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS FOR PROGRESSIVES: Don’t change. Stay the course.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

AS THEY SOBER UP, the Democrat hangover is on the way.

I'm not convinced. I think they'll keep swilling the joy juice.
REVENGE OF THE NERDS: Whatever will we do without the cool kids in charge?

Succeed, perhaps?
THEY CAN'T HELP MAKING FOOLS OF THEMSELVES: Senate Democrats roll out 'divest or impeachment' bill.

Note the subtext of the post: if you are successful in business, you aren't qualified to hold political office.

Friday, December 16, 2016

KEEP DIVING, VOX: the deep end is down there somewhere.
MORE OF Heinlein's 'Crazy Years'.
FAA TO SANTA MONICA AIRPORT: Sorry, but you can't evict tenants just because they're 'politically incorrect'.
If the evictions go forward, the city plans to replace Atlantic and American Flyers with its own municipal aviation company and sell bio-fuel for jets and unleaded gas for propeller planes to reduce aircraft emissions. Federal law allows governments that operate airports to provide services themselves instead of relying on private companies.

The cease-and-desist order states that Santa Monica’s “unremitting effort” to remove critical aeronautical services and its “hostility” to the sale of leaded fuel still needed by many aircraft is “a clear contravention of law.”

The order notes that general aviation aircraft, business jets and turboprop aircraft cannot operate using the fuels approved by the City Council. It further states that the city has no desire to provide all the services offered by the companies, such as flight training.
Idiots.
ANOTHER VICTIM in the progressives' war on small business.
PITCHING IN to preserve aviation history.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

THOMAS SOWELL: Post-election, where are we?
A REPUBLICAN PARTY VICTORY: Pelosi clings to power.
ASCOT-WEARING, WINE-WIELDING, ANTI-TRUMP GRAFFITI LAWYER gets punished. Not enough. He should have been fired.
THE 404 ERROR MESSAGE: how the world-wide web came to be.
THE HIGHER EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENT: It's not about students; it's about us.
ANOTHER DIM DEMOCRAT attack on free speech.
OUR HOUSE every night. Still short by two after the recount.
THE CHILDREN are (still) having a tantrum.
IN PRAISE of crummy jobs.
WATCHING TELEVISION over the last month since the election, I think it's fair to say the Trump transition team's motto is 'Make Democrats Grate Again'.

Monday, December 12, 2016

FROM THE LEFT comes the argument that the Senate should reject [Cabinet] nominees who don’t favor the mission of the agencies they are to lead. To which I - and most of the commenters - respond: Nuts. We want to see the agencies put on a very short leash (Justice, for example) or preferably abolished outright (EPA, Education, among others).
WITH DONALD TRUMP a fresh wind is blowing through D.C.
IT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PUBLISH FAKE NEWS: The credibility of Trump-bashing newspapers is gone for at least a generation.
MORE FODDER FOR THE RACE CARD: the White House invented an entirely new ethnic minority group. You can thank Ancestry and 23 and Me for the help....
DONALD TRUMP: the upside of 'animal spirits'.
IF DEMOCRATS are still confused as to why so many Americans have risen up to elect an unconventional outsider as President ... this picture explains why.


From my email.
FIGHT BACK AGAINST FAKE NEWS: avoid the mainstream media.
WHEN IT COMES TO WALLS, I'd prefer this one.

Or this one:

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Slate 'misinterprets' Kellyanne Conway; gets slapped down.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

WHY TRUMP WON:


Thought-free liberal condescension.
IS IT TIME to burn down the University? Maybe not, but it's certainly past time to rethink tenure.
TUCKER CARLSON: It's not a fact just because you say it is.
MORE LIKE A WHINE, I THINK: Barack Obama, out with a whimper.
DON SURBER has some thoughts on how the print media can survive.
IN GOD - AND THAT INTERNET WEB THINGY - WE TRUST. All others pay cash.
PITY THE POOR LIBERALS: "They thought they were headed for the penthouse but they found themselves in the outhouse, and there’s no Charmin left to squeeze."
AMMO GRRRLL on cleaning the cupboard, literally and figuratively.
THE LEFT wins two 'green weenies' in one week.
IT'S THOSE TEAMS OF EDITORS & FACT-CHECKERS AGAIN: MSNBC anchor falsely claims Fox News holds it's Christmas Party at Donald Trump's Washington DC hotel.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

HARRY 'I Learned Nothing' REID, exits stage far left.

It's almost a pity he didn't stay in the Senate, because watching him, Nancy Pelosi, and Keith Ellison manning (personing?) the Democrat's steamshovel would be a joy to behold.
SCHADENFREUDE OVERLOAD: Senate Democrats lament fact Harry Reid’s leaving them powerless to stop Trump nominees.
'FAKE' NEWS: Is it really fake, or is it really real?
BELOW ZERO: Victor Davis Hanson assesses the Obama legacy.
YOU'RE DEAD? There's an app for that.
THE THREAT OF FAKE NEWS: two sources.
POWERLINE'S WEEK IN PICTURES Person of the Year edition is up. My favorite:


But Trump's wall is a close second. Go see them.
SO FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME I threw a few bucks into political contributions. The majority of my candidates won, and from Nov. 8th to date the return on those 'investments' has been about 7400%.

Not quite up to Hillary's 9,900% 'cattle futures' gain, but close.
PEACEFUL TRANSITION? Obama urges soldiers to question Trump’s authority, ‘criticize our President’. After January 20, 2017, of course....

Friday, December 09, 2016

CASSINI SPACECRAFT sends back intriguing pictures of Saturn from new ring-grazing orbit. More here.
LIVE FROM DES MOINES, Trump’s thank you tour.
DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS CHRISTMAS ... you might just find your tinsel in a twist.
BAD OMEN: McAuliffe’s Pet Chicken Named Hillary Died Before Election.

Heh.
THE LEFT'S GAMBLES ... with your life.
THIS IS WHAT your child may learn in college.
ANDREW KLAVAN on NYT columnist Paul Krugman.


Inconsistency is the hobgoblin of 'great' minds....
IF YOU WANT TO DUMP KELLOGGS for their dissing of Breitbart News, here are the products you'll never need in your shopping cart again.

I'm getting rather tired of businesses 'virtue signalling' in place of selling me things I need/want - especially those who will make a contribution to a charity of their choice with my money.

Time to punch back and kick 'em in their profits.
LIBERALS: condescending, certain, and incoherent.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

LOOKS LIKE THE DESIGNER BOYCOTT is ending. I suspect the 'fashionistas' are about to be humiliated.
JEFF JACOBY: One China, one Taiwan.
SO PIERS MORGAN went back to England and picked up some common sense.

I've noticed that there is more U.S. news in the UK's Daily Mail than in the New York Times and Washington Post combined.
HEH: The Progressive-State Depression.
IT'S BOB DOLE'S FAULT: Maybe so, but the Taiwan phone call was a brilliant move on the part of President-elect Trump.
TIME MAGAZINE: [Bad] Person of the Year.

Progressives are still in denial.
ANOTHER GREEN WEENIE: Progressives have a real problem with the Law of Unintended Consequences.
A FRAMEWORK for replacing Obamacare.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: NASA'S Cassini spacecraft goes below Saturn's rings as it prepares for end of mission.
AS USUAL, it's a win for gun collectors.
ANOTHER IDIOCY LEAKING FROM THE PROGRESSIVE BUBBLE: Check your rural privilege.

It might not be as smart an idea as progressives think....
WONKBLOG: Under Trump, red states are finally going to be able to turn themselves into poor, unhealthy paradises.

No, it's not from The Onion; it's what city-bred blue state progressives really believe under their bubble.
ANOTHER ACADEMIC ABSURDITY:
... Such socio-spatial practices are the means through which men, women, chickens and cattle become privileged and/or othered within dominant gender–species hierarchical arrangements.
Huh?
KEITH ELLISON: I’ll resign my seat if I win the election for DNC chair.

It'll be a win-win for Minnesota and the Republicans. Minnesota will get a chance at a decent Congresscritter, and the Republicans will get a progressive activist at the controls of the Democrat's steamshovel.
I HOPE HE DOESN'T LIKE MILK: California Gov. Jerry Brown disses dairy farmers.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

ASK YOURSELF: Mike Rowe schools a woman who didn't like his pro-American flag stance.
PUNCHING BACK: Senate Democrats signal retreat on James Mattis for Defense Secretary. They know President-elect Trump will make sure they're blamed for any interruption in the government if they try to block passage of the Mattis rider in the appropriation continuing resolution.
CONSTITUTION TO SANCTUARY CITIES: Fund it on your own nickel.
TRUMP TRAUMATIZES the party of snowflakes.
'FAKE NEWS': It's the mainstream media, stupid.
THIS GALAXY is being destroyed from within by a supermassive black hole.

On the bright side, it's not our galaxy....
WALL STREET JOURNAL: The System Didn't Work. It's not about economics; it's about justice.

If the link above doesn't work, try this one.
MICHAEL WALSH: What, exactly, is the #NeverTrumpkins problem?
AMERICAN UPRISING: Everything is about to change.
DUDE, WHERE’S MY FLYING CAR? Right here:


Lilium Aviation raises $10.7 million for vertical take-off and landing jet.
I'M A DEMOCRAT but I've gotta admit it's now Trump 2, Dems 0.

There's at least one Democrat who's gotten the message. Maybe there's hope for the Democrat Party yet....

[Wrong link before; fixed]
75 YEARS AGO: "A date which will live in infamy."
IEEE INSTITUTE: Blurring the Lines Between Virtual and Real Worlds.

The Democrats did that years ago ... they haven't lived in the real world for years.
GOVERNMENT IS TOO DAMN POWERFUL: United Airlines settles with SEC for millions over "chairman's flight". Port Authority Chairman David Samson - who wanted a quicker way to get to his vacation home - has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing.

Good.
AT LEAST THEY'LL GET SOMETHING FOR THEIR LOSSES: Clinton to throw thank-you party for millionaire donors.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Saturday, December 03, 2016

EMERGENCY OFFICIALS: We won’t let Dakota Access pipeline protesters freeze. Why not? No one is forcing them to stay.
IOWAHAWK takes on Buzzfeed's assault on Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper TV series. Twitter fans chip in (pun intended).
WAR ON HONESTY: FBI needs to investigate violent Democratic tantrums.
IN DEFENSE OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE:
There are 3,141 counties in the United States.

Trump won 3,084 of them. Clinton won 57.

There are 62 counties in New York State. Trump won 46 of them. Clinton won 16.

Clinton won the popular vote by approximately 1.5 million votes.

In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond.)

Therefore these 5 counties alone more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.

These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles. The United States is comprised of 3, 797,000 square miles.

When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.

Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.) don’t and shouldn’t speak for the rest of our country.
Sorry, but we get a vote, too.

From my email. I can't vouch for the accuracy of the numbers, but they are consistent with county-by-county electoral maps I've seen online.
HEH. Fortunately, children grow up. Unfortunately, socialists don't.
PROGRESSIVES PANIC: What if Trump is actually good?
POWERLINE'S WEEK IN PICTURES (victory lap edition) is up. My favorite this week:


Go see the rest.
"AMERICANS HAVE, at least for now, changed the trajectory that was dooming us to the Life of Julia. That alone is a deliverance."
MEMO TO OBAMA: as an ex-President, be a Bush, not a Carter.

Good advice, not that I expect he'll take it.
MORE TRUMP DERANGEMENT: Shouting match erupts between Clinton and Trump aides.

Liberals do live in another world....
SURPRISED? The bigotry of liberal America.

Friday, December 02, 2016

TRUMP DERANGEMENT STRIKES DEEP: Vandal in blue blazer sips wine ... (while defacing an upscale grocery store). Click through to the linked story.
AFTER SIX MONTHS IN ORBIT, the Bigelow space inflatable habitat is holding up well.

Looking good for space hotels....
ACADEMIC ABSURDITY of the week. It uses our alphabet, but I don't think it's English....
AND I MISSED THIS NYT HEADLINE:


From my email.
HMMM: I also missed last week's "Week in Pictures" from Powerline, with my favorite below:


There are others as good. Go see them.
AMMO GRRRLL RUBS IT IN: "If a celebrity threatens to leave, and nobody cares, is she still a celebrity?"

And in case you missed it (as I did), here's last week's contribution.
PROGRESSIVES have an over-shaming problem.
Writing at the Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf has an interesting piece today titled “Too much stigma, not enough persuasion,” which points to a problem problem Democrats seem to have developed on social media, i.e. an eagerness to shame and humiliate anyone who fails to be sufficiently in line with their own understanding of a given social issue. The problem isn’t disagreement, it’s the immediate resort to public ridicule at the slightest provocation.
The solution to this 'progressive' bullying is an immediate "You mistake me for someone who gives a shit what you think."
JEFF JACOBY: more eminent domain injustice.
At best, eminent domain is an unfortunate necessity — a last resort when land is needed for a public purpose, such as building a new school or a highway. But when government takes private property in order to benefit a private developer, or when it threatens to do so, it abuses its power and betrays the citizens it is supposed to represent.
Increasing tax base is not a public use.
ILLEGAL VOTING and what to do about it.

Maybe in a Trump administration....
CAN I HAVE ONE? 'Death Ray' rifle uses radio waves to knock out drones from more than a mile away.
GREAT NEWS: You can now pee on the sidewalks in San Francisco.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, little House Democratic caucus!

May we offer you another shovel so you can keep digging?
GOP CONGRESSMAN being considered for NASA administrator in Trump administration.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

ELECTROCEUTICALS: The future of medicine might be bioelectronic implants.
PJ MEDIA: An Open Letter to Donald Trump.
IT'S OFFICIAL: the EM drive appears to work.

A 'new frontier' for physics?
KURT SCHLICTER: Trollmaster Trump is driving liberals to new heights of fussy fury.
ASSOCIATED PRESS: The election's not over until we say it is.

Another view from the 'reality' world....
NASA REALIZES SLS and Orion are too expensive, and opens the door to competitors.

Good for both NASA and commercial space, I think. NASA research and technology development has made manned space affordable for commercial development and business has the resources to do it. They can and should, without government interference. NASA can then go back to its core competence, aerospace research and technology development.
FROM BULLY TO VICTIM: Obama plays the blame game.
A THOUGHT FOR DEMOCRATS: You are still crying wolf.

The author is not a Trump admirer, but he's accurately described the Democrats' problem. My advice to Democrats: keep digging; you'll get to China eventually....

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

THE TIME HAS COME for the “Suck it up, Buttercup” bill.
YES. NEXT QUESTION? Are all liberals rude and arrogant?
A CRITIQUE of infrastructure spending.
Centralized federal tax funding of these projects makes inefficiencies and waste even likelier, as Washington, driven by political calculations, gives the green light to bridges to nowhere, ill-considered high-speed rail projects, and other boondoggles.

America needs an infrastructure renaissance, but we won’t get it by the federal government simply writing big checks. A far better model would be for infrastructure to be managed by independent but focused local public and private entities and funded primarily by user fees, not federal tax dollars.
Click through and read the City Journal article. I'm not a fan of private/toll roads, but there is a case to be made for much less federal involvement in infrastructure construction and financing.
THIS YEAR they're beginning to walk away from the plantation.
POLL: Two-thirds of Democrats are stupid. Unfortunately, so are some Republicans.

Friday, November 18, 2016

REALITY IS KILLING OUR UNICORNS: London University students want white lecturers out, newspapers banned from campus.
AMMO GRRRLL on the Democrats' unsolicited post-election advice.
We won! So could we not have had ONE week of self-reflection before the Important People weighed in with their Open Letters, Ultimatums, and Non-Negotiable Advice to the President Elect? Particularly from the people who waged daily, snotty, sniping warfare upon him?
That's only the beginning. Read it all.
DANA MILBANK: Republican “fratricide” is right around the corner. I'm quite pleased by Milbank's prediction, because in the 10-15 years I've read the Washington Post, he's never been right.
OBAMA: "the lamest of ducks and the world still keeps letting him down."
REPUBLICAN GROUP endorses Pelosi for Minority Leader: "House Democrats have become completely irrelevant, and there is no better way to ensure that remains the case."

Heh.
WASHINGTON POST ‘REPORTER’: If You ask questions about anti-Trump riots, you’re a crazy conspiracy theorist.

I think it's the converse that's actually true.
THE HAZARD OF THE TRUMP TRANSITION: journalistic opinion disguised as news coverage.
LIBERAL SNOWFLAKES: quaking in their [designer] boots.
STUPID, BUT NOT THE LEAST BIT SURPRISING: Reporters spin furiously against Trump.
ANALYSIS, TRUE: "The 'party of the people' rarely shows any trust in decisions made by actual people."
MICHELLE MALKIN: The slacker mandate and the safety pin generation.
HOW STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS used to respond to real adversity.

No more now that whining is in vogue.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

JEFF JACOBY: In defense of the Electoral College.
BARBARA BOXER: We must end this Electoral College on which I relied to challenge the 2004 election.
WHAT SO MANY PEOPLE don't get about the U.S. working class. It's a good article, despite the faint air of smug and condescension.
GUN-TOTING GRANDMOTHER foils home invasion. And it’s worth remembering that the cops can’t do it all on their own.
THE BEAGLE BRIGADE is on your side.
ABOUT TIME: Lockheed's hybrid airships get launch customer in Canada. I had the privilege of working on Lockheed Martin's first commercial airship design just before I retired in 2000. It will be fun to see them in the skies, hopefully soon.
WATCH THE MSM go completely bonkers. (Language warning; these are liberals.)
IT’S COME TO THIS: Piers Morgan as a voice of sanity.

It's interesting to see how much more pro-America that Piers has become since he returned to England....
DON SURBER on the mainstream media: "A closed mind is like a closed book, except the latter makes a good door stop."

Read it all.
RUTGERS PROFESSOR taken to mental hospital for evaluation folling alleged violent threats. I have a hard time understanding this one; after all he's already confined to a mental academic institution.
HE'S NOT EVEN PRESIDENT YET, and I'm already tired from all that winning.
WELL, IT'S HARD WHEN YOU'RE DEAD: The Democrats won’t autopsy their own corpse.
CANADA MAY BUILD A WALL:
The flood of Trump-fearing American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week. The Republican presidential campaign is prompting an exodus among left-leaning Americans who fear they'll soon be required to hunt, pray, pay taxes, and live according to the Constitution.

Canadian border residents say it's not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, liberal arts majors, global-warming activists, and "green" energy proponents crossing their fields at night.

"I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn," said southern Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota. "He was cold, exhausted and hungry, and begged me for a latte and some free-range chicken. When I said I didn't have any, he left before I even got a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?"

In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them. He then installed loudspeakers that blared Rush Limbaugh across the fields, but they just stuck their fingers in their ears and kept coming. Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals just south of the border, pack them into electric cars, and drive them across the border, where they are simply left to fend for themselves after the battery dies.

"A lot of these people are not prepared for our rugged conditions," an Alberta border patrolman said. "I found one carload without a single bottle of Perrier water, or any gemelli with shrimp and arugula. All they had was a nice little Napa Valley cabernet and some kale chips.

When liberals are caught, they're sent back across the border, often wailing that they fear persecution from Trump high-hairers.

Rumors are circulating about plans being made to build re-education camps where liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer, study the Constitution, and find jobs that actually contribute to the economy.

In recent days, liberals have turned to ingenious ways of crossing the border. Some have been disguised as senior citizens taking a bus trip to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs. After catching a half-dozen young vegans in blue-hair wig disguises, Canadian immigration authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed senior citizens about Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney to prove that they were alive in the '50s.

"If they can't identify the accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we become very suspicious about their age," an official said.

Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage, are buying up all the Barbara Streisand CD's, and are overloading the internet while downloading jazzercise apps to their cell phones.

"I really feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can't support them," an Ottawa resident said. "After all, how many art-history majors does one country need?
From my email.
SO NOW killing terrorists is a 'war crime'? And voting for Trump is a 'hate crime'?

The Left is demonstrably insane.
AND NOW HE'S AROUSED THE SECRET SERVICE'S INTEREST. CEO who vowed to murder Donald Trump with sniper rifle resigns.

Threatening the Preident-elect isn't a smart move, dude.
CHRISTMAS MUSIC is so much more pleasing to the ear than liberal whining.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

AND HE'S BITCHING BECAUSE WE DIDN'T VOTE HIS WAY? Colin Kaepernick has never registered to vote in any election.
BOOST FOR BIOFUEL: Waste wood helps power Alaska Airlines commercial jet. The question is whether or not it's economical, which the article doesn't address. My guess is that the answer is 'no' or at least 'not yet'.
HALLELUJAH!
HEH: An immigrant is taking my job.
THIS HAS GOT TO STOP: University professor forced to resign over pro-Trump Facebook comment. It's time for states (and the federal government) to defund student affairs and diversity offices.
RANDOM THOUGHT: If the commercials I keep seeing are correct and a financial crisis is imminent, why are they selling gold instead of hoarding it for themselves?
A BIT LATE, BUT STILL: Trump victory is a win for the little guy over the elite.
BECAUSE THEY EXPECTED HIM TO PAY: Media freaks out when Trump goes to dinner without them.
DEMOCRATS: the party of old straight white people. Supported by snowflakes and buttercups.

Heh.
"SUCK IT UP, BUTTERCUP." My dollars aren't paying for your idiocy.
THE NEXT SENATE’S HARRY REID MEMORIAL RESOLUTION: the “Ole Divisive Dirt Bag Harry Reid Senate Civility, Comity and Supreme Court Filibuster Rules and Nuke’im Back Resolution.”

Heh.
QUESTIONS for the New York Times. Over the last year or so, I've noticed that I get better, more accurate news from the British tabloids.

Monday, November 14, 2016

NEBRASKA SENATOR drives for Uber. A great idea - every government employee should be looking at private-sector employment opportunities....
THE WASHINGTON POST is proof that our nation's mental institutions have been absorbed into the [former] ruling class.
MORE 'INCLUSIVENESS' ON CAMPUS: " 'Inclusiveness' only goes in one direction. Like tolerance, they demand it, they don’t offer it."

One bright spot: Virginia's William & Mary.
EPA EMPLOYEES freak out. Well, they should; their jobs are at stake.

If I were Donald Trump, I'd hire Sarah Palin as EPA Administrator and give her one year to close it down.
GLENN REYNOLDS: 'Tolerant' educators exile Trump voters from campus.
HARRY REID INITIATED THE NUCLEAR EXCHANGE. Now comes the second strike.

Nuke 'em.
LENA DUNHAM ATTACKS ‘self-hating white women with violent privilege’ who voted for Trump. If Lena Dunham wants to see a 'self-hating white woman with violent privilege' she should look in a mirror.
DEMOCRATS: vicious, violent, anti-democratic. I ask again, "Where is the Democrat leadership?" and remind them that silence signals assent.
THE LEFT: a culture of hate.
CONSERVATIVES: It's the Republican party. Remember that 'big tent' thingy?
DEMOCRATS: Cluelessness runs deep. In Minnesota, at least.
HEH: Blue America. No wonder they're sad....
SAN FRANCISCO, then and now. Then was better.
TRUMP PROTESTORS: Where are Hillary and Barack?

Nowhere to be found, apparently.
DAMN THOSE RACIST, SEXIST TRUMP VOTERS: Texas county elects black woman sheriff and votes for Trump.
FINE, SO LEAVE: 23% of Clinton voters say they won’t accept Trump as legitimate.
BUBBLE PEOPLE GOTTA BUBBLE: The Democrat media complex will never understand what happened Tuesday night.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

"THE ELITES WEREN’T AREN'T DEAF, they were are dumb."

Corrected to change case to the present.

More here.
SIMON SAYS from this day four years ago. The last two lines are still good.
OH, YOU POOR BABIES: ‘Silicon Valley’ stars recount being harassed by Donald Trump supporters.

What did I do with my tiny violin?
HOW TO RESPOND to Trump Derangement Syndrome. Mock them.
SCOTT ADAMS:
This brings me to the anti-Trump protests. The protesters look as though they are protesting Trump, but they are not. They are locked in an imaginary world and battling their own hallucinations of the future.
Said much more succintly than I ever did. Now go read the whole thing. And thanks to Instapundit for providing the link.
THE POLLS WEREN'T WRONG. President-elect Trump "overperformed". So it was his fault for winning.

The liberals can't seem to give up their smug. Any explanation will do except the obvious: they screwed up.
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON explains why Trump won. So does Twitter. Hanson is right (of course) but Twitter's explanation resonates.
BEAGLE 2 SOLAR PANELS identified on Martian surface. The first thing future Mars colonists will have to do is clean up the mess....
THE NEW RULES OF FACT-BASED JOURNALISM: only the 'facts' that we [journalists] agree on.
[I]f that’s the future of journalism under these new rules, then we may as well turn the entire affair over to the National Enquirer. Hey… they got the John Edwards story right at least.
I'm so looking forward to an uptick in MSM bankruptcies.
OBAMACARE'S CHICKENS came home to roost. And shat (past tense of that other word) all over the Democrats.
IEEE SPECTRUM: Autonomous cars could determine your driving style by gently probing you.

My suspicion is that if implemented, there will be a lot of 'gently probing' robocars resting in pieces in the ditches on both sides of the road.
HAH! The whole Democratic Party is now a smoking pile of rubble.

'Trumpsplaining'. They still don't get it. Now that they're in the minority, they want us to leave them alone. But when they're in the majority, they insist on being in your face, all the time. As Bugs Bunny would say, "What a bunch of maroons."
THE UNBEARABLE SMUGNESS of the mainstream media. I suspect a lot of that smug will disappear as circulation disappears. Unemployment does that....
BUT IT DOES WORK: NASA paper reveals that 'impossible' microwave thruster does generate thrust.

I wonder: will the Dean drive be next?

Saturday, November 12, 2016

OH, DAMN: Lena Dunham not moving to Canada. I suspect Canada refused to take her....
ELON MUSK: Space-X rocket launches might resume next month.

Amazing: frozen oxygen caused the explosion that destroyed the Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
POWERLINE'S WEEK IN PICTURES: The Trumpening. My favorite (but just one of many):


Oh, hell. Here's another:


Now go and see the rest.
AUTUMN LEAVES, 12 November 2016:

Jeez, I knew I had missed a week, but didn't realize I had missed two weeks. That's what a presidential election will do, I guess. Here are this weeks photos.

From the lower driveway, looking east:


Now from the driveway, looking back toward the street:


From east of the upper driveway, looking back to the west:


Across the street, toward our 'back 40':


And finally, the pond from our new deck:


For comparison, here are the photos from two weeks ago. Colors are mostly gone, and many of the leaves have fallen. There are a few left to come down, and the greenery that is left will remain through the winter -- only about half the trees are deciduous. The pond will get a little more visible over the next few weeks, but our land is mostly prepared for winter.
TWEET OF THE DAY: Democrats, you have only yourselves to blame.


Found at this Instapundit post.
HEH: EVEN DEMOCRATS are getting tired of Team Hillary's scapegoating.
LISTENING TO THE CLINTON NEWS NETWORK CNN A WHILE AGO, they're all a-twitter about how a President Trump can 'ethically' separate himself from his company. I'd almost have some sympathy, except for two words: Clinton Foundation.
TECHNOLOGY: Printable electronics that self heal before your eyes.
#SAFETY PIN: "I'm in need of a diaper change."

Mock them....
THEIR CANCELLATION RATE MUST BE THROUGH THE ROOF: New York Times publisher vows to 'rededicate' paper to reporting honestly.

UPDATE: More -- and be sure to read the reader response.
WELL, IF YOU WANT GOVERNMENT BY MORON: Chelsea Clinton reportedly being groomed for congressional run.

Friday, November 11, 2016

NATIONAL REVIEW: Republicans who care about the future of the party should ask answer these questions:
1. Does Donald Trump represent a long-term, ongoing shift in what the Republican party stands for?

It should; whether it will or not is still an open question. I'm hopeful, but not sanguine.

2. What are the two to three things those of us who are [never Trump] Republicans need to understand after this election?

You don't represent us.

3. What is the relationship between the rise of Trump and something like Brexit?

We want our countries back. 'Globalization' is not the answer.

4. What has this year taught us about voters on the right that needs to inform any rebuilding?

We don't need -- or want -- you smug elitist bureaucrats telling us how to live our lives. Go get real jobs.

5. What has this year taught us about Republican politicians and institutions that needs to inform such rebuilding?

There is a vast stretch of real America between the east and west coasts.


And here is what we want:


Try visiting there more often; you might come to understand.

6. What do we need to learn and act on from the Trump experience?

The Republican party works for its voters; not conversely.

7. Assuming a significant Trump loss, what needs to be said and done first and most quickly?

Heh. Revisit your assumptions.

8. Is the Republican party still the best vehicle through which to advance a conservative agenda?

Yes, but you 'never-Trump' Republicans need to quit sulking and join the real world.

9. Is the two-party system the key to stability it’s been — or is it in fact part of the reason our democratic system is in chaos?

Yes, if we can return to a true two-party system from the 'establishment party' system we currently have.

10. What do we make of two sets of facts — the first being that the Republican party is made up of thousands and thousands of elected officials, most all of whom are conservative [and almost none of whom is running or will run as a disciple of Donald Trump;] and the fact that Mr. Trump is the nominee President-elect?

The part of your question I bracketed above tells you all you need to know about your so-called 'facts'.

11. Does the restoration of the Republican party require total reconciliation — or is there a faction that needs to be driven out?

Yes, the bureaucratic, smug, self-important, self-appointed elitists need to be driven out to spend a few years in that part of America that exists between the east and west coasts.

12. What is it that the center-right party in America needs to stand for?

Let's try freedom.
I've answered; now it's time for you to listen.
ACE OF SPADES: Why Trump won.
PHOTO SURFACES of the infamous November 2012 riots after Romney lost.

Question: When did parents stop spanking their brats when they misbehaved? Perhaps it's time to reinstate corporal punishment...
THE LEFT’S HYPOCRISY on accepting election results.
TRUMP WINS, Blue America tears itself apart.

I'm inclined to agree with Don Surber on this. If you in Blue America want to shit in your own nest, feel free. Just plan on cleaning it up yourself. If you want to shit in my America, make sure your dental insurance premiums are paid up.
CUE THE WORLD'S SMALLEST VIOLIN: Harry Reid is not taking Trump's election well. My sympathy meter hasn't budged from zero.
HEH: Democrats on the Titanic.
DON SURBER'S quote of the day. I think the real quote is in the comments: "Elections have consequences."
THESE PEOPLE are nuts clinically insane. Government didn't close the mental institutions, they just brought them in-house.
AMMO GRRRLL: "Own it, you morons!"

Thursday, November 10, 2016

WAIT! I thought his Nobel Prize was in economics.
IN AMERICA, political violence is pretty much exclusively a phenomenon of the Left. Here is another example.
SOME PRETTY GOOD ADVICE for upset Democrats.
FIRST WE GLOAT: Then we start to kick ass.
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: A blow to the non-elite elite.

Instapundit: "Our elites aren't elite, but they are elitist. That's the problem."
MORE HISSY FITS FROM YESTERDAY:
STILL MORE: When everyone gets a trophy, you don't know how to lose.

CRYING WOLF: 9/11 Truther Van Jones, Trump supporter clash over Jones’ fear of internment camps on air at CNN.

STILL MORE SNOWFLAKES at the University of Tennessee and the University of Michigan-Flint.

MORE SNOWFLAKES riot....

STARBUCKS CEO HOWARD SCHULTZ is ‘stunned’ by Donald Trump’s win. Goodbye, Starbucks. You also make lousy coffee....

‘NOT MY PRESIDENT!’ Vandals set fires, smash windows, shut down streets in California after Trump win.

EMBITTERED DEMOCRATS engage in racist outbursts.

SNOWFLAKES: The PC idiocy at America’s universities....

PAUL KRUGMAN: Our Unknown Country. You should try getting out more, Paul.
Enjoy them all; I did.
"WE ALL MATTER":


Only in your own minds....
TRUMP TANTRUMS: precious little snowflakes (read crybabies) don't like being spanked.

For Democrats, growing up is not an option.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Hillary Clinton carried the state [Colorado] last night and they were among the first to legalize recreational marijuana. (When you put it that way you sort of have to wonder if those two factors are related.)"

From this post on the spectacular failure of Colorado's single-payer health 'care' initiative.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

CANADIANS STUNNED, realizing they are now stuck with Lena Dunham. What I don't understand is why they aren't going to Cuba or Venezuela as both are socialist paradises....

UPDATE: Moving sales.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Will these live up to their promises?
A NOTE to the Republican (and Democrat) political class: we vote for you; not conversely. Reince Priebus got that right in a Fox interview this morning when asked why he consistently supported Donald Trump in the runup to last night's election.

MEMO TO THE MSM: you might want to take a walk through Red America for a change.

IT'S 9:30 AM: Has Hillary given her concession speech yet?

Prediction ... she won't.

UPDATE: My bad -- she finally did.
HEH: via Instapundit, "At the moment it appears we will see –as the sun rises– a Republican House, a Republican Senate, a leftist crooked Democrat media, a corrupt federal bureaucracy, a corrupt political elite and a nationalist president."

Analysis, true.
IT'S OVER: Fox News called Pennsylvania for Donald Trump at 2:39 am this morning. I watched MSNBC for a few minutes; they were having a hissy fit.

Heh.
HEH: Via Instapundit, "At the moment it appears we will see –as the sun rises– a Republican House, a Republican Senate, a leftist crooked Democrat media, a corrupt federal bureaucracy, a corrupt political elite and a nationalist president."
PENNSYLVANIA IS LEANING TRUMP: I'm now betting he will have over 300 electoral votes when it's finally over.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

GOING OUT ON A LIMB A BIT: Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.
'COMMON SENSE' GUN CONTROL makes no sense. Unless, perhaps, you're insane.
THE 'APP' TAX: a sneaky new 'utility' tax.
JAZZ SHAW: The media blame-laying and finger-pointing has already begun.
How is it that we’re all accepting that the results of the primary and the conduct of the candidates during the general are somehow “wrong” and it must be somebody’s “fault” that we wound up in this situation? ... To imply that either the media or either party’s national committees should have somehow “done more” to ensure we didn’t wind up with these candidates is not only insane, but it reveals the general attitude which clearly lurks in the mind of not only Chuck Todd but too many people inside both the media and major party establishments. You unwashed peasants picked candidates we don’t approve of so we must have failed in our jobs of telling you who to support.

Here’s a news flash for a news man. That’s not your job. That’s not the job of the parties. It’s never been your job. The media was supposed to just present the facts and give the candidates a space to put their views and plans on display so the voters could choose. The DNC and RNC were supposed to be referees in this match, not babysitters who shepherd us toward a preordained destination.
Jazz is right, and it's not just the media and the political 'elites'. Earlier today I had a robocall from the doctor reminding me of a future appointment and trying to give me additional 'instructions' -- I hung up. Then I received a text message from my wireless provider telling me I had to put a password on my phone and that I needed to set up an online account. My response was to tell tell them to mind their own damn business.

And that's just today. I am sick and tired of all these nannyish bureaucratic bozos who provide me goods and services treating me as if I were too stupid to make my own decisions. They can are being told where they can stuff their pretentiousness.
JEFF JACOBY: Another campaign ends and my wishes didn't come true.

They never have; they never will.
A LOOK at Guam's missile defense system.

“FLUSH THE TOILET!” The Clintons and their minions deserve to be driven from public life.

Please. And wipe the handle afterwards....
THOMAS SOWELL: The Left's vision. It's wrong.
KINKY FRIEDMAN for President. I think he would have made a good governor of Texas as well, but unfortunately I didn't live there when he ran.
THE FEDERALIST: Jeffrey Toobin doesn't know the first thing about [Supreme Court Associate Justice] Clarence Thomas's legal legacy.

The Left doesn't know much about anything. They're always certain, and always wrong.
DONALD TRUMP'S FINAL MESSAGE: "Let's drain the swamp."



Linked from Instapundit.
SAN JOSE MERCURY-NEWS: California companies get billions in tax breaks.

Makes sense -- it's the only way state of California can keep them....
A PRESIDENT TRUMP needs to break the back of the education cartel.

With luck, he'll get the chance.
'ELITES' ARE STUPID: The New York Times gets history and geography ... wrong.
VOX: Explaining it all to you.

Because you're too stupid to figure it out for youself.

Monday, November 07, 2016

OBAMA’S ‘HOPE AND CHANGE’ has given us ‘fear and loathing’.
IEEE SPECTRUM: What's behind Samsung's phone fires?
MINIMUM-WAGE LAWS: Good intentions, bad results.


The full article is at TownHall.
EDUCATED WHITE LIBERALS are the intolerant ones this election cycle.

That tells you something about the state of [higher?] education today, doesn't it?
STOP HILLARY. Or kiss the late, great USA goodbye.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

IT’S SCHRODINGER’S ELECTION: Hillary and Donald are each both President-elect and not President-elect, and they’ll stay that way until we open the box in a couple of days.

Can we just not open the box and do without?
YES: Early voting is a bad idea. So is voting without verification of identity. And verification of citizenship.
THE LEFT’S impulse to bully is universal. And hate. You forgot hate.
HOW WHITE LIBERALS really view black voters. Dammit, don't victims know they're supposed to be victims?

NOTE: I struck out the word 'white' because the headline applies to liberals generally.
MAKE ROBBERY SAFE: The place my son tried to rob should have been a gun-free zone. Then why was her son [now deceased, thankfully] armed?

More here.
GOOD NEWS IF YOU LOOK FOR IT: the mainstream media seems intent on committing ritual suicide by eviscerating the tattered remnants of its credibility.

Analysis: 'tattered remnants' is overstating their credibility.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

SPONSOR A MILLENNIAL TODAY:



It's on YouTube here. Read the comments.
HILLARY: Women deserve equal pay -- unless you work for me.
OBSERVATIONS ON the FBI’s Clinton email “reentry”.

My own thoughts date back to John Roberts' Supreme Court decision to accept ObamaCare as constitutional based on an interpretation of the mandate as a 'tax'. I argued at the time that the Supreme Court decision was a 'shot across the bow', expecting the Obama administration and Democrat Congress to get the message that the Affordable [heh] Care Act was unconstitutional as written and replace it.

They didn't; Democrats don't respect the Constitution.

FBI Director Comey made the same mistake with his non-indictment indictment in July, expecting Hillary to get the message and withdraw from the presidential campaign.

She didn't; she has demonstrated over the last 30 years that she has absolutely no respect for the law; that she is above it; and that she has utter contempt for anyone who believes that it should apply to her.

Thus the email reentry: get out now, or get indicted/impeached.

She won't, and she will.
MAYBE THE ELITES in and around Washington D.C. aren't as important as they think they are: Is Virginia in play?

After reading the post, I was about to suggest that children don't vote; then I remembered that Democrats are children.
ALBERT EINSTEIN: "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."

If only stupidity did as well....
THE MEDIA: Democratic operatives with bylines?
THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF OBAMACARE SO FAR: Remember when Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what's in it."

A physician called into a radio show and said: "That's the definition of a stool sample."
FROM MY EMAIL: Ten reasons why I vote Democrat:
Number 10. I vote Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I've decided to marry my German Shepherd.

Number 9. I vote Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon at 15% isn't.

Number 8. I vote Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

Number 7. I vote Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

Number 6. I vote Democrat because I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves. I am also thankful that we have a 911 service that gets police to my home in order to identify my body after a home invasion.

Number 5. I vote Democrat because I'm not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive and comfy.

Number 4. I vote Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits, and we should take away Social Security from those who paid into it.

Number 3. I vote Democrat because I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrat Party sees fit.

Number 2. I vote Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.

And the Number 1 reason I vote Democrat is because I think it's better to pay billions for oil to people who hate us, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, gopher, or fish here in America. We don't care about the beetles, gophers, or fish in those other countries.
Remember when you walk into the voting booth Tuesday.
POWERLINE'S Week in Pictures, Hillar[it]y Edition. My favorite:


But it was a hard choice. Go see the rest.

Friday, November 04, 2016

OBAMA VOUCHES FOR CLINTON: Liar lying for lying liar.
KANSAS STATE: Students don’t have right to not be offended.

Trust fly-over America to get it right.
OBAMACARE: Imagine treating poor and middle-class Americans to Lamborghini subsidies but sticking them with the full price for tuneups. That's what particularly offensive about ObamaCare; without it, poor and middle-class Americans could afford unsubsidized Hondas and still have money for tune-ups.
NEWT GINGRICH: Hillary's cesspool of dishonesty and corruption.

Why are Democrats so enamored of cesspools?
THE AMMO GRRRLL CURSE for November 8:
May all women with a brain and not just lady bits vote against this unbearable embarrassment to our gender. May those women who do vote for Hillary never find any shoes in their size on sale. And may any man, of any sexual proclivity, who votes for Hillary never have another erection again as long as he lives, even if he eats little blue pills for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He won’t need it anyway because masculinity is all but illegal already.
May her curse succeed....

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

A PRE-MORTEM: Crisis of the Conservative House Divided.

It's long, but a worthy read. So read it; then vote for Trump; then work for the next 8 years to guide him and Mike Pence in the right direction.
THOMAS SOWELL on immigration:
Both in the present and in the past, some immigrant groups have made great contributions to American society, and others have contributed mainly to the welfare rolls and the prisons.

People who came here a hundred years ago usually did so in order to fit within the framework of America and become Americans. Some still do. But many come from a very different cultural background -- and our own multiculturalism dogmas and grievance industry work to keep them foreign and resentful of Americans who have achieved more than they have.

Some immigrant groups seek to bring to America the very cultures whose failures led them to flee to this country. Not all individual immigrants and not all immigrant groups. But too many Americans have become so gullible that they are afraid to even get the facts about which immigrants have done well and improved America, and which have become a burden that can drag us all down.
Think about it when you go to vote on November 8th.
THOMAS SOWELL'S random thoughts. Read them.
THE ELECTION ISN'T BEING RIGGED; it's being thrown.
THE DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN PLATFORMS IN A NUTSHELL:
Republicans tell people “In the long-term, our policies are going to make society more prosperous”; the Democrats say “We’re going to give you free sh*t NOW.”
Guess which one is more popular.