Wednesday, August 31, 2016

FIRST there was the Left's Naked Trump. Now the Right has Naked Hillary.

The Left is beginning to learn the meaning of the phrase 'punch back'.
JUDICIAL WATCH submits their questions for Hillary Clinton to answer (under oath) about her email practices at the State Department.

It'll be interesting to see how she tries to slow walk her responses.
TIM KAINE: Presidential candidates should be forthcoming about health and foreign entanglements.

Who is he talking about? Trump? Or Hillary?
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Why Hillary is never held accountable for her lies.
Lying in America has become not lying when “good” liars advance alternative narratives for noble purposes — part of our long slide into situational ethics and moral relativism. Every new bad idea in America today can ultimately be traced to the university. And it seems to take only about 30 years for academia’s nihilism to filter through the elite institutions and make its way into popular culture. So it is with our present idea of truth as a mere construct.
It serves the progressive cause.
NO, BUT JEWISH FATHERS ARE OKAY: Is it still okay to make Jewish mother jokes?
BRAVO: Virginia woman shoots down UAV with shotgun.

A new sport is born....
MINNESOTA GUN BUYBACK PROGRAM lands with a thud: "Walking up to a fire station in the midst of a crowd of cops to announce that you’ve got a hot handgun for sale is unlikely to draw in any criminals with an IQ higher than your average zucchini."

Of course there are a lot of zucchinis out there -- we call them progressives -- but they're mostly already unarmed.
THE CONNECTION between porn and fracking. Read it to the end.
THE RACE CARD ISN'T DEAD: It's just been renamed the 'alt-right' card since Hilllary introduced it as a 'non-racist' attack on Donald Trump and his supportersa few weeks ago.

Hillary and her progressive allies are trying hard to link Trump with who they perceive to be white nationalist anti-semitic conspiracy theorists "lurking in the dark corners of the internet."

The truth, however, is a bit more 'nuanced', as progressives are wont to say. The vast majority of the 'alt-right' supporters of Donald Trump are ordinary Joe's, married white men in their 40's to 60's who have a beef with progressivism's political correctness.

If exasperation with establishment conservatism, opposition to political correctness, and concern about the direction of Western Civilization is 'Alt Right', then I am Alt Right. So is my wife.
MORE ON a cash-free society. Read it all and note all the benefits for government. But where are the benefits for me?
FOR THE SAME REASON WE LOVE CARS: How can you love guns knowing they kill so many people?

And swimming pools. And fatty foods. And....

Remember: Cars don't kill people. People do.
THIS SCARES HELL OUT OF ME: Contactless payments are heading toward a cashless future.

Digital cash puts me at the mercy of corruptocrats who control/regulate the financial industry. Moreover, it uses the internet which, as we are daily seeing, is eminently hackable.

Cash doesn't.
WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? Secrets of the Iran ransom.
CLINTON RULES: Bill and Hillary have always ‘tried’ to tell the truth:

Epic fail.
TOWN VOTER, COUNTRY VOTER 'Experts say' political divide between urban, rural America growing.

We need 'experts' to tell us what anyone who's lived in non-urban America has known for at least the last 50 years? I suggest that the 'experts' try googling 'rural urban divide USA'. Almost 700,000 hits would suggest to me that an accelerating rural-urban divide is rather common knowledge. At least to those of us who can open our eyes and look around.

And open new opportunities for political graft and corruption....
CARTOONIST STEVE KELLEY HAS A GOOD QUESTION for 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick:

I'll bet the answer is "No."

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SMOKING BAN for public housing sparks backlash. "If public housing is for the poor, then how can they afford $5 to $10 a pack in big cities to smoke?"

I'd suggest bringing out the Clue Bat, but as usual with the Left, the lights are on and no one's home.
ABOUT TIME: The LGBT narrative is crumbling PDQ.
GREENFAIL (AGAIN): A new study finds “Biofuels are ‘worse than petrol’ for the environment.”
IN TEXAS, leftist snowflakes reject sound advice.
THE SCOREKEEPER: The secret Never Trump pledge. The Left's moral high ground is a stinking, fetid, swamp.
THE CULTURE of the smug white liberal. I'd suggest that the author would be equally, if not more, accurate if the single word 'white' was deleted.
WE CAN HOPE: ‘We may be beginning to see the ObamaCare death spiral....'
MICHAEL RAMIREZ on the Democrats' solution to every problem.
UNEDUCATED? Nope, unindoctrinated.
I contend that making college available to just about everyone has not advanced the intelligence of the country as much as we like to think.
I disagree. I believe that making college more available has retarded the intelligence of the country more than we can imagine.
ABOUT TIME: Now let us praise famous non-politicians.
THE TRANSFORMATION FROM "CAMPUS" TO "ASYLUM" IS COMPLETE: Iowa professor fears fuzzy Hawkeye mascot could 'traumatize' delicate students.

No wonder they keep her in an ivory tower. I hope it's properly padded.
RUSSIA RELEASES the first official footage of its new 5th-generation fighter.
MAKE NO MISTAKE: The terrorists are winning.

I'm afraid he's right.
THE RACE CARD HAS WORN OUT, so let's try the 'implicit bias (i.e., implicit race)' card.
NON SEQUITUR on the mainstream media.
SEE THE WASHINGTO POST SPIN LIKE A TOP: It's really a good thing that the economy is so bad that millennials can't afford to buy a home.

The columnist who wrote this, Catherine Rampell, is clearly an overeducated millennial impressed with her own 'smartness'. See her linked articles at the bottom.
THE CONSTITUTION: What is it good for?
JEFF FOXWORTHY: America, founded by geniuses and run by idiots.
If plastic water bottles are okay, but plastic bags are banned — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents' permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you must show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If, in the nation's largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman who is confined to a wheelchair or a three-year-old girl can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is "cute" but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefi ts, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
Don't vote for the idiots.

Monday, August 29, 2016

SO WHAT'S NEW? The cultural isolation of the elites is primarily driven by the national media.
AND THE 2016 DARWIN AWARD GOES TO ... leftists who are too obsessed with global warming to want to reproduce. Now if only they'd follow their own advice....

Jeff Jacoby has a contrarian view.

What rankles me about progressives is that the controls policies for which they advocate so strongly never seem to apply to them. My response is this: "Go ahead, jump over that cliff. I promise I'll follow."
SOME THINGS are more important than golf. "[Unless] you’re our semi-retired POTUS in full lame duck YOLO mode."
LEFT HAND, MEET RIGHT HAND: A tale of two conferences.

AMMO GRRRLL SHOUTS: I didn’t do it!

Neither did I.
OBAMA TO LOUISANA: I'm watching to make sure you don’t engage in racial discrimination.

LOUISANA'S TO OBAMA: Sod off, swampy.

For those who don't understand the "sod off" phrase, here's a historical reference.
QUESTION: What's the difference between Islamism and Communism? Answer: Not much.
JUST IN TIME FOR REPEAL: Next president may face ObamaCare meltdown.
'PEACEFUL' PROTESTERS push, pelt and spit on Trump donors in Minnesota.

Ah, yes, the minions of 'tolerant' Left....
REMY EXPOSES the mainstream media.
THE CLINTON FOUNDATION: a money-laundry and an influence-peddling operation.
SIMPLY AMAZING, when you really think about it:
Isn't it amazing that, within only one week of Tiger Woods crashing his Escalade, the press found every woman with whom Tiger has had an affair during the last few years?

And, they even uncovered photos, text messages, recorded phone calls, etc. Furthermore, they not only know the cause of the family fight, but they even know it was a wedge from his golf bag that his wife used to break out the windows in the Escalade. Not only that, they know which wedge!

And, each & every day, they were able to continue to provide America with updates on Tiger's sex rehab stay, his wife's divorce settlement figures, as well as the dates tournaments in which he was to play.

Now Barack Obama has been in office for over seven years, yet this very same press

· Cannot find any of his childhood friends or neighbors;
· Nor find any of Obama's high school or college classmates;
· Nor locate any of his college papers or grades;
· Nor determine how he paid for both a Columbia and a Harvard education;
· Nor discover which country issued his visa to travel to Pakistan in the 1980's;
· Nor even find Michelle Obama's Princeton thesis on racism.

Now tell me there is no corruption in the American press.
From my email.
OOPS! World’s largest aircraft nosedives and crashes during second test flight.

In slow motion....
MAYBE WE ARE ALONE: Study suggests number of potentially habitable worlds could be lower than assumed.
In 1991, at the end of Desert Storm, a 19 yr. old US Army Cavalry Scout Private who had just spent 8 months at war sat out on a street at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia . He sat there on his duffel bag with his Battalion around him for 4 days waiting for the buses to come and take him to the King Farad Airport so he could go home.

Unfortunately, the politicians of the day never planned for how to bring so many soldiers home after the war ended so there was a shortage of planes. Politicians are great at talking, but terrible at doing.

Finally, the buses came, and took the young man to the airport. The planes waiting were from Tower Air. The owner of Tower Air had volunteered his planes and staff to bring soldiers home for the cost of fuel only.

Happily, the young veteran got home just in time for Easter weekend in 1991, and spent that time emotionally healing with friends and family surrounding him.

That Private was me.

The Airline owner - Donald J Trump.

That is why I will vote Trump. Loyalty for loyalty, respect for respect. Any questions?
From my email.
OF COURSE: Does the death penalty deter?

Saturday, August 27, 2016


I couldn't. Think about it before you go into the voting booth.
NO SAFE SPACE: Social Justice Warriors predictably freak out.

From the comments:
[Eighteen] years ago when my middle child was a toddler, I participated in a comment board on AOL's Moms Online regarding spanking. The liberal idiots on the board said that they would never ever consider "hitting" their children to discipline them. Instead, their children were allowed to freely express themselves and their feelings. They might get sent to their rooms until they were ready to rejoin the rest of the family, but while in their rooms, they were allowed to rage, throw things, jump on the bed, scream invectives at their mothers, and use whatever horrible language they could think of. They considered that this acceptance and acknowlegement of their child's feelings freed the child's spirit, encouraged creativity and sensitivity, and in every way resulted in a more intelligent, self aware, and caring children. Their children would grow up to be happy, gentle, compassionate leaders since they hadn't experienced the "violence" of spanking, while ours, having been "beaten into submission", would grow up to be dull, unimaginative sheep with oppressed personalities who would then have no option but to perpetrate their own violence on those around them.

Those unspanked snowflakes are now grown up, and are off at college behaving just as they were taught to as children--raging, breaking things, screaming obscenities at whatever authority figures are attempting to corral them, demanding to be treated as the center of the universe,and making everyone around them unbelievably miserable.
I love to watch snowflakes melting....
I HAVE SEVEN CATS who agree with this post.
POWERLINE'S Week in Pictures is up. Here's my favorite:

Here's another:

And of course there are many more.
SITTING IT OUT: 49ers' QB Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for national anthem.

He has that right. The San Francisco Forty-Niners also have the right to kick his ass to the bench and put a 'For Sale' sign on his jersey. Which I would do.

Friday, August 26, 2016

COGNITIVE DISSONANCE: "So we tax soda to discourage soda-drinking. And we tax earnings to....?"

I can't recall anyone ever saying progressives were consistent.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

THE ROAD TO HELL URBAN DESPAIR is paved by Democrats. It's the only infrastructure project they've ever been successful at.

Monday, August 22, 2016

NINE IMPORTANT FACTS to remember as we grow older.
#9 Death is the number 1 killer in the world.

#8 Life is sexually transmitted.

#7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

#6 Men have two motivations: hunger and hanky panky, and they can't tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes, make him a sandwich.

#5 Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.

#4 Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.

#3 All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

#2 In the 60's, people took LSD to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.

#1 Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers. What you do today may be a burning issue tomorrow.
From my email.
ONLY SEVEN? The 7 Dumbest Things That Offended Liberals.

These 'people' are bat-shit crazy. Apologies to the bats....

SAY WHAT? Pharaonic Circumcision Under Patriarchy and Breast Augmentation Under Phallocentric Capitalism: Similarities and Differences.

If the liberal brain was an egg, it would come from the shell pre-scrambled.
SIGN THE PETITION to send CNN's Sally Kohn to live in a Sharia-based country and teach those right-wing haters a lesson.
MORE PROOF: If liberals didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all.

How many Hillary signs have been stolen?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

JEFF JACOBY: Voters Trump drives from the GOP aren't likely to return. Then they're not real Republicans. Good riddance.

Many years ago, I flew from Oakland to San Francisco. But it was on a commercial flight. And the Earth was cooling back then....
21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: Wives threatening to divorce teir husbands if they vote for Donald Trump. My response would be "Don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out."

But I don't have to worry; my wife is smart. She's encouraging me to vote for Trump.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

WHO'S CRUDE? If you thought Donald Trump and conservatives, think again.

NEW YORK TIMES: Obamacare not really turning out as promised.

Are you as surprised as I am ... that the NYT is admitting the obvious?

Friday, August 19, 2016

WASHINGTON POST: Obama is golfing during Louisiana flooding because he ‘detests’ theatrical politics. Oh?
'WHITE PRIVILEGE' didn't work, so now it's 'White Fragility'.

Why can't progressives just look in the mirror and admit that what they see is a racist?
SENATOR PERRY sounds pretty good to me.
TRUMP GOES TO LOUISANA: Where are Obama and Hillary?
STATE DEPARTMENT: Yes, that $400 million not-a-ransom to Iran was contingent upon releasing U.S. prisoners.

Ransom? Quid pro quo? What's the difference (other than one is legal; the other is not)?

UPDATE: Ransom is now 'leverage'.
BILL CLINTON: Hillary’s totally legitimate actions ‘too complicated’ for you peasants to understand.

Just trust us; we're the ruling elite, and we know what's best for you.
WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' ETHICS TRAINING; WE'RE THE RULING CLASS: State Department has no record of Clinton or her top aides taking mandatory ethics training.
THE FACES OF $15: Berkeley bookstore closes its doors - at $11/hour. And there are more. Many more. All in deep blue states. Check the links at the bottom.
THE CORNER: ‘Extreme Vetting’ Is Extremely Overdue.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

THE FULL SPEECH: Donald Trump in battleground North Carolina.

No pandering, and no pivot. Just a clear, crisp speech.
A PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE? Nervous Democrats are warning the next batch of leaked documents could contain information planted by Russia.

Battlefield preparation.
THE MORAL COWARDICE of the NeverTrumpkins. From the comments, Walsh struck a nerve (on both sides of the spectrum).
HE TWEETS WHILE HE THINKS: How to tell when a lawyer is past his 'sell-by' date. Earlier post here.

On the plus side, Twitter does help me sort out the idiots much faster....
MICHIGAN COURT: You must allow 'straight ticket' voting beause blacks are too stupid to mark their ballots individually.

For that matter, so are many Whites. And Latinos. And Asians. And....
OBAMACARE IS COLLAPSING, but Democrats don't mind; it's a step forward to single-payer (government run) healthcare.
THE DEATH OF TREY DENNIS should clarify the real problem of guns and violence in America.
ALL IS GOING AS I HAVE HOPED: Space mining company will launch an asteroid-surveying spacecraft by 2020.
TRUMP ON CHILD CARE POLICY: Points for taking it on, but National Review recommends improvements.
WELCOME to drive-in theaters. They were a staple of my childhood. I miss them.
AIRLANDER 10 takes flight. World's largest aircraft finally takes to the skies for a successful maiden voyage .

Check out the link: many pictures, plus a short video of the 302 foot long 'aircraft' taking off on its maiden flight.

The Airlander 10 is -- for all practical purposes -- a spinoff of a concept airship for a much larger vehicle I worked on as a staff engineer at Lockheed Martin in the early 2000's.

More Shadow's World airship posts are here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

THE SPEECH Trump must give to expose Hillary.
OBAMACARE ARCHITECT: Aetna pulling out of exchanges is politically motivated. Yeah, right. Losing money is a 'political act'.

Ol' Zeke reminds me of an old Aggie Harvard joke: When informed he was losing money on each sale, the Aggie Harvard grandee replied "Yes, but I make up for it with volume."
WHEN RULERS DESPISE THE RULED: It’s like The Hunger Games, where the Capital City and its hangers-on flourish and the provinces starve.
THOMAS SOWELL: Black lives matter; black success doesn't.
WASHINGTON D.C. TEACHERS TO WALMART: We don't need no stinking help.
TIM KAINE TO THE WEALTHY: You’ll be better off after we tax you more.

You go first, Tim. Get back to me when you can show me how much better off you are.
VENUS MAY HAVE BEEN PRETTY PLEASANT a billion years ago. So we've probably got a few years before global warmening takes us....
"IN AMERICA, I see a place where the grandchild of Southern sharecroppers can achieve success. That’s why I’m not a Democrat."
IS THIS THE PERSON you want in the Oval Office?

For those who've been limited to a college edjumakation....
ELECTION 2016 in two campaign buttons.

Nah. The real casualty will be the Winter Olympics. When the glaciers melt and the snow ceases, they'll just rename it the Summer Olympics and keep going.
"Hillary has no accomplishments"

She makes up for it in accomplicements
Seen in the comments from this post.
AND NOW, ... feminist chemistry!

Who is paying for these yokels?
NO SURPRISE: Hillary's favorite charity is Hillary.

Left pocket to progressive left pocket.

Monday, August 15, 2016

MILLENNIALS OUTRAGED by sitcom mocking millennial outrage.

Laugh-out-loud funny.
After an arresting cable broke as an E2-C Hawkeye aircraft was landing on the ship on March 18, the plane flew off the end of the carrier. The footage shows the plane, with its distinctive radar on top, disappearing over the side, but then reappearing after it recovers.
There is video at the link.
FLYING MONKEYS gotta flying monkey.
AMMO GRRRLL: So, exactly who is bigoted?

Three guesses. The first two don't count.
FALCON 9 sticks another ocean landing.
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS and the decline of science.

We used to be really good at science. Not any more, but we're really, really good at political correctness.
MORE, PLEASE: A bar owner in the UK has built a Faraday cage to stop customers using their phones.

Less 'communication'; more communication.
POWERLINE'S Week in Pictures. My favorite this week:

I also liked the 'Glockatchu'.
SILLY ME, I thought only citizens could vote. Hillary enlists 'the dreamers'; Clinton recruiting undocumented kids to boost her immigrant voter support.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

VEGAN JOURNALISM: Progressive vegan journalism.
NINE IMPORTANT FACTS to remember as we grow older:
Death is the number 1 killer in the world.

Life is sexually transmitted.

Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Men have two motivations: hunger and hanky panky, and they can't tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes, make him a sandwich.

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

In the 60's, people took LSD to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.

Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers. What you do today may be a burning issue tomorrow.
From my email.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

PROGRESSIVES are snobs of the worst kind.

But you knew that, didn't you?
THE SMART ONES don't go to college.

At least today's colleges.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

WHY DRONES can't deliver packages to homes.

The Laws of Physics are less forgiving than the Laws of Man....
SURPRISE! Obamacare critics were right: "Imagine where we'd be right now in healthcare if we had listened to realistic proposals instead of following along with promises of free stuff."

The better question may be, "What is Donald Trump?"

The answer? A giant middle finger from average Americans to the political and media establishment.

Some Trump supporters are like the 60s white girls who dated black guys just to annoy their parents. But most Trump supporters have simply had it with the Demo-socialists and the "Republicans In Name Only." They know there isn't a dime's worth of difference between Hillary Rodham and Jeb Bush, and only a few cents worth between Rodham and the other GOP candidates.

Ben Carson is not an "establishment" candidate, but the Clinton machine would pulverize Carson ; and the somewhat rebellious Ted Cruz will (justifiably so) be tied up with natural born citizen lawsuits (as might Marco Rubio). The Trump supporters figure they may as well have some fun tossing Molotov cocktails at Wall Street and Georgetown while they watch the nation collapse. Besides - lightning might strike, Trump might get elected, and he might actually fix a few things. Stranger things have happened (the nation elected an [islamo-]Marxist in 2008 and Bruce Jenner now wears designer dresses.)

Millions of conservatives are justifiably furious. They gave the Republicans control of the House in 2010 and control of the Senate in 2014, and have seen them govern no differently than Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Yet those same voters are supposed to trust the GOP in 2016? Why?

Trump did not come from out of nowhere. His candidacy was created by the last six years of Republican failures.

No reasonable person can believe that any of the establishment candidates [dems or reps] will slash federal spending, rein in the Federal Reserve, cut burdensome business regulations, reform the tax code, or eliminate useless federal departments (the Departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, Energy, etc.). Even Ronald Reagan was unable to eliminate the Department of Education. (Of course, getting shot at tends to make a person less of a risk-taker.) No reasonable person can believe that any of the nation's major problems will be solved by Rodham, Bush, and the other dishers of donkey fazoo now eagerly eating corn in Iowa and pancakes in New Hampshire .

Many Americans, and especially Trump supporters, have had it with:
Anyone named Bush
Anyone named Clinton
Anyone who's held political office
Political correctness
Illegal immigration
Massive unemployment
Phony "official" unemployment and inflation figures
Welfare waste and fraud
People faking disabilities to go on the dole
VA waiting lists
TSA airport groping
The Federal Reserve's money-printing schemes
Wall Street crooks like Jon Corzine
Michelle Obama's vacations
Michelle Obama's food police
Barack Obama's golf
Barack Obama's arrogant and condescending lectures
Barack Obama's criticism/hatred of America
Valerie Jarrett
"Holiday trees"
Hollywood hypocrites
Global warming nonsense
Cop killers
Gun confiscation threats
Stagnant wages
Boys in girls' bathrooms
Whiny, spoiled college students who can't even place the Civil War in the correct century
And that's just the short list.

Trump supporters believe that no Democrat wants to address these issues, and that few Republicans have the courage to address these issues. They certainly know that none of the establishment candidates are better than barely listening to them, and Trump is their way of saying, "Screw you, Hillary Rodham Rove Bush!" The more the talking head political pundits insult the Trump supporters, the more supporters he gains. (The only pundits who seem to understand what is going on are Democrats Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell and Republican John LeBoutillier. All the others argue that the voters will eventually "come to their senses" and support an establishment candidate.)

But America does not need a tune-up at the same old garage. It needs a new engine installed by experts - and neither Rodham nor Bush are mechanics with the skills or experience to install it. Hillary Rodham is not a mechanic; she merely manages a garage her philandering husband abandoned. Jeb Bush is not a mechanic; he merely inherited a garage. Granted, Trump is also not a mechanic, but he knows where to find the best ones to work in his garage. He won't hire his brother-in-law or someone to whom he owes a favor; he will hire someone who lives and breathes cars.

"How dare they revolt!" the "elites" are bellowing. Well, the citizens are daring to revolt, and the RINOs had better get used to it. "But Trump will hand the election to Clinton !" That is what the Karl Rove-types want people to believe, just as the leftist media eagerly shoved "Maverick" McCain down GOP throats in 2008 - knowing he would lose to Obama. But even if Trump loses and Rodham wins, she would not be dramatically different than Bush or most of his fellow candidates. They would be nothing more than caretakers, not working to restore America 's greatness but merely presiding over the collapse of a massively in-debt nation. A nation can perhaps survive open borders; a nation can perhaps survive a generous welfare system. But no nation can survive both - and there is little evidence that the establishment candidates of either party understand that. The United States cannot forever continue on the path it is on. At some point it will be destroyed by its debt.

Yes, Trump speaks like a bull wander[ing] through a china shop, but the truth is that the borders do need to be sealed; we cannot afford to feed, house, and clothe 200,000 Syrian immigrants for decades (even if we get inordinately lucky and none of them are ISIS infiltrators or Syed Farook wannabes); the world is at war with radical Islamists; all the world's glaciers are not melting; and Rosie O'Donnell is a fat pig.

Is Trump the perfect candidate? Of course not. Neither was Ronald Reagan. But unless we close our borders and restrict immigration, all the other issues are irrelevant. One terrorist blowing up a bridge or a tunnel could kill thousands. One jihadist poisoning a city's water supply could kill tens of thousands. One electromagnetic pulse attack from a single Iranian nuclear device could kill tens of millions. Faced with those possibilities, most Americans probably don't care that Trump relied on eminent domain to grab up a final quarter acre of property for a hotel, or that he boils the blood of the Muslim Brotherhood thugs running the Council on American-Islamic Relations. While Attorney General Loretta Lynch's greatest fear is someone giving a Muslim a dirty look, most Americans are more worried about being gunned down at a shopping mall by a crazed [Islamic] lunatic who treats his prayer mat better than his three wives and who thinks 72 virgins are waiting for him in paradise.

The establishment is frightened to death that Trump will win, but not because they believe he will harm the nation. They are afraid he will upset their taxpayer-subsidized apple carts. While Obama threatens to veto legislation that spends too little, they worry that Trump will veto legislation that spends too much.

You can be certain that if an establishment candidate wins in November 2016 their cabinet positions will be filled with the same people we've seen before. The washed-up has-beens of the Clinton and Bush administrations will be back in charge. The hacks from Goldman Sachs will continue to call the shots. Whether it is Bush's Karl Rove or Clinton 's John Podesta, who makes the decisions in the White House will matter little.

If the establishment wins, America loses.

[END NOTE] This came to me via email. With a little help from Google, I found it posted here, with the title “If the establishment wins, America loses”. The author is apparently one Don Fredrick, who blogs at The Complete Obama Timeline.
ONLY IN THE MINDS OF LIBERAL HACKS: Do blue-state policies lead to prosperity?

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

BEAR FACTS: some days the bear eats you.

Feeding the bear just delays the inevitable....
WHAT THE BLOODY HELL is a 'native feminist'?

I had always thought that the lower limit on stupid was zero. I was wrong.
BLACK LIVES MATTER: from a lie to a murder spree.
NO DRINKING [COFFEE] WHILE DRIVING: "Soon in the New Jersey workers’ paradise, everything not compulsory will be forbidden."

Monday, August 08, 2016

HEH: Selfish vegans are ruining the environment.
NYT REPORTER ‘FESSES UP. Just remember, "For decades, the duty of a New York Times reporter or editor has been to elect Democrats. That hasn’t changed."
VENEZUELA: the Left's socialist paradise.
BY ‘PACKAGING’ THE OLYMPICS, NBC insults viewers, and the athletes themselves.

She's right. I don't watch any more for the simple reason that they don't show the sports themselves. I don't tune in for soft-focus human interest stories; I tune in for the sports.
ABOUT TIME: Court strikes down abuse of eminent domain power.

A precedent for future court action, I hope.
DON SURBER: "People ask me why I titled the book, Trump the Press. Because they would have censored the verb I wanted to use."

Read the post for the full story behind the MSM's 'Donald Trump hates babies' story.
JEFF JACOBY: Reward organ donors, and thousands of lives will be saved. He makes some good points, but I'm not convinced this wouldn't be the beginning of another 'slippery slope'.
NPR WRITER having a meltdown because your children might learn about Noah's Ark.

Contrary opinions give progressive snowflakes nightmares. Look at the 'safe space' movement for confirmation.
DONALD TRUMP versus Obamanomics:
Don't be fooled. Liberals hate the middle class and would destroy it, because that is what every single socialist and communist state does. See Venezuela. That is how crooks hold onto power. See Hugo Chavez, the Castro Brothers, and if elected, Hillary.
Read it all.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

YES. NEXT QUESTION? Climatistas are committed, but should they be “committed”?
GATEWAY PUNDIT: Social media patterns show Trump is looking at a landslide victory. I hope so.
IS IT REAL OR IS IT HILLARY? Trump video mocks Clinton as short-circuiting robot. [Note: the video won't play using Firefox as a browser; you'll have to use another browser or go to Trump's Facebook page.]
DONALD TRUMP is the middle-class growth candidate.

It never ceases to amaze me that Dumbocrats Democrats cannot come to grips with the fact that corporations (more generally, businesses) don't pay taxes, people do. More specifically, employees pay business taxes. Every dollar that a business pays is taxes is a dollar that comes out of the for employees' salary and benefits.

Is it that hard to understand?
IT'S "TAR & FEATHERS" TIME: Government says wearing 'Don’t Tread on Me' insignia might be unlawful racial harassment.

If it weren't both dark and raining heavily, I'd go out and fly my [Tea Party] Gadsden flag right about now....
THE MENDACITY [LIES] behind Obama's mockery of the cash-for-Iran story.
[F]ormer U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey asks; "How come the U.S. did not simply transfer the $400 million we are told actually belonged to Iran to a foreign entity, to be converted into foreign funds for conventional banking transmission to Tehran?"
Good question. Don't stop following the money.
WHY IS APPLE so afraid of a little picture of a gun?

They're not; they're afraid of being politically incorrect.
HILLARY TO POLICE UNION: Get lost. I hope the Trump campaign is paying attention.
SORRY, BUT 'FINE DINING' IS AT THE BOTTOM OF MY PRIORITY LIST: Why you should always dress up when you go out to eat.
HILLARY'S EMAILS: Why she should have faced the music.
NEW YORK TIMES: Inventing fire caused sexism, global warming.

Umm, we discovered fire; we invented matches....

Be that as it may, do the 'journalists' at the NYT eat their meat raw? And dig their veggies from the ground with wooden sticks?
HILLARY: It's not bad if I have surrogates do it.
MAYBE THERE'S HOPE AFTER ALL: Alumni cancel donations over social justice warrior protests.
BLACK LIVES MATTER expresses solidarity with slave traders. As long as [they think] they're not the slaves....
KHIZR KHAN: a vote for Hillary is a vote for Allah.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

PC RUN AMOK: DC travel guide rejects NRA Museum ad. Good Lord, what's next? Rejecting a Mt. Vernon advertisement because George Washington owned slaves?

DONALD TRUMP: the post-modern presidential candidate.
TECHNOLOGY: Detecting cybersecurity threats by taking the power grid's pulse.
KURT SCHLICTER: Donald Trump trumps the liberals' fake outrage clich├ęs.

Schlicter pulls no punches. And he punches hard.
ACTUARIAL ESTABLISHMENT tries to suppress explosive paper on public pensions.
[These] are powerful interests that don’t want public pensions to be governed by the same kinds of accounting principles used in the private sector because… well, because if they were, public pensions would go from seriously underfunded to catastrophically underfunded.
Left unmentioned is the fact that public pension funds are serious Democrat donors....
BECAUSE HE'S IN THE POCKET OF THE TAXI COMPANIES. Why is NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio fighting so hard against Uber?

Follow the money. Always follow the money.
MUST-READ FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA: How do you come to terms with the fact that you're just ordinary?
FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY: revolt of the asses.

Actually five years ago looks pretty much like today. Here are all the Shadow's World posts from August 6, 2011. Some, unfortunately, have succumbed to link rot.
MERE COINCIDENCE: 'The Ransom that Dare Not Speak Its Name'.

And Trump is unfit?
PROOF THAT DEMOCRATS ARE DUMB: their platform's energy fairy tale.

Their plan to "fight climate change without theoretically understanding its causes or [having] an understanding of the resources needed" is frighteningly reminiscent of their plan to fight radical Islamic jihadism, which was also pulled from the fairyland of their 'reality' world.
CONVENTIONAL WISDOM, especially that promoted by liberals and do-gooders (but I repeat myself), is almost always wrong.

UPDATED with this reminder:

GO, GARY, GO: Polls show Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson taking more support from Clinton than Trump.
OBAMACARE is failing exactly as we said it would.
IN THE WAR ON COPS, the lawless have won. I'm beginning to think it's time to give them back their inner cities and let them sort it out.
COLLEGE EDUCATION: something that cannot go on forever won't.
POWERLINE'S WEEK IN PICTURES: Trump, Trump, and more Trump. My favorite:

And there are many more here.
WHILE PROTESTING GUNS, anti-gun activist breaks the gun laws he supports.

Heh. It's funny, but also sad in that our legal/regulatory environment is so complex that it's almost impossible to do anything without violating some obscure law/regulation.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that Democrats and their allies media wide have been using to hammer GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, has deleted his law firm’s website from the Internet.
This development is significant, as his website proved—as Breitbart News and others have reported—that he financially benefits from unfettered pay-to-play Muslim migration into America.
His son remains clearly a hero, but Mr. Khan is apparently not the squeaky-clean bereaved father the Democrats and mainstream media would like him to be.

More here and here.
THERE'S A REASON WHY THERE ARE CHECKLISTS: The Emirates Boeing 777 that crash landed at Dubai International Airport appears to have skidded to a stop without deploying its landing gear.
TYRONE WOODS WIDOW: "[Clinton] cannot fundamentally be our commmander-in-chief."
THOUGHTS FROM THE AMMO LINE: a conversation on race, more race, and crime (guess the race).
REAL SCIENCE: The atmosphere above Jupiter's Great Red Spot is hotter than the rest of the planet; the massive storm may be heating things up above.

I CALL BULLSHIT: Federal agency says wearing 'Don't Tread on Me' hat could be racial harassment.

Now if it was a 'Black Lives Matter' hat, I might be persuadable.

PowerLine has more.
GOP V. DEMOCRATS: Social experiment proves Republicans are nicer.

Unexpectedly, of course.


I saw their townhall meeting on CNN the other night; I wasn't impressed.
HILLARY’S CRIMES VERSUS TRUMP’S MOUTH: Trump only 'talks awful' -- Hillary actually 'does awful'.
MARILYN MOSBY: If 'playing by the rules' doesn't win, change the rules.
"HILLARY CLINTON": the case for Trump in two words.
BREAKING: Navy to build USS Thanks Obama for deployment to every disaster.

Yes, it's a parody. Thanks to Instapundit for bringing the website to my attention.
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: When A War Went Worldwide.
War starts when weak but aggressive nations are deluded into believing that they are powerful -- and wrongly conclude that the truly strong and rational are somehow weak.
Obama should have taken note 7-1/2 years ago. The next President must take note.
HEH: There are no advanced civilizations in the universe because we're the first.

If there's a God, maybe He will reconsider....
SHOCKING: Fighting crime causes global warming. From the Klimate Klowns of the New York Times.
IEEE SPECTRUM: the scary efficiency of autonomous intersections. Watch the simulation and understand I've driven in countries where those intersections are the norm for human drivers. 'Scary' is an understatement.
From the time I was able to vote I have voted Republican, and I am in my 70's.

Recently I received a questionnaire and request for money from the Republican Party and strongly agree with every question, as I have since Obama was elected.

Unfortunately the one question that was missing is: What have the Republicans done for the American people lately?

We gave you a majority in the House and Senate, and you never listened to us. Now you want our money, my money, more money. You should be more concerned about our votes, not our money.

You are the establishment which means all you want is to save your jobs and line your pockets.

Well guess what? It's not going to happen.

TRUMP hasn't asked me for a dime.

You might think we are fools because you feel Trump is on a self-destruct course, but look beyond Washington and listen to the masses. Nobody has achieved what he has, especially in the state of New York.

Here's why I want Trump. Yes, he's a bit of an ass; yes, he's an egomaniac; but I don't care.

The country is a mess because politicians suck.

The Republican Party is two-faced and gutless, and illegals are everywhere.

I want it all fixed!

I don't care that Trump is crude.

I don't care that he insults people.

I don't care that he has changed positions.

I don't care that he's been married 3 times.

I don't care that he fights with Megan Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell.

I don't care that he doesn't know the name of some Muslim terrorist.

Our country has become weak, bankrupt. Our enemies are making fun of us. We are being invaded by illegals. We are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hassid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don't even recognize the country we were born and raised in, "AND I JUST WANT IT FIXED."

And Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want.

I'm sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and sick of illegals.
I just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but he doesn't have lobbyist money controlling him; he doesn't have political correctness restraining him; all you know is that he has been very successful; a good negotiator; he has built a lot of things; and, he's also not a politician. And, he says he'll fix it. And, I believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar.

I don't care if the guy has bad hair.

You are welcome to pass this on, or not.

Thought for the Day "No country can sustain, in idleness, more than a small percentage of its numbers. The great majority must labor at something productive!"

P.S. No Borders, No Language, No Culture = No Country.
From my email (emphasis in original).
TECH HISTORY: The man who invented intelligent traffic control a century too early.
WHOOPS! Vox just disproved the gender pay gap by accident (while trying to prove it).

Milo Yiannopoulos very accurately describes Vox as follows: "Vox is a website staffed by people who think they are the elite guard of social justice, but who are in fact some of the dumbest people ever to have been awarded an internet connection and a WordPress login."

Thursday, August 04, 2016

LAST CALL for Frederick Weller.
DEREK HUNTER: Four days in hell.
The Democratic National Convention was ... meaningless pap designed to make people feel something so they wouldn’t think. Having spent four days among the trained barking seals serving as delegates, I can attest to the fact there was little risk of thought happening.
Read the rest.
IN A CROWDED CITY, PERHAPS: Robots could fulfill online orders in minutes.

Bonus points, though: you don't have to tip a robot.
HILLARY PLAYS the 'finger of sincerity' card.
CHINA INTRODUCES a Boeing 737-sized seaplane. I'm sure it will be handy as China moves to dominate the South China Sea.
DESTRUCTIVE FOREST FIRES are due to – government incompetence?

FORBES: Medicaid For None, Not All.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

THE DEMOCRAT CONVENTION as seen in flyover country.
EPA MOVES to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution.

Easy solution: forbid private aircraft travel. And ground Air Force One.
PROPAGANDA FAIL: EPA Cannot prove that its $16 million education program had any positive results.
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE? Hillary Clinton’s free college plan could put hundreds of private colleges out of business.

No. Intended. For the same reason Democrats oppose school choice -- control.
TOO STEALTHY: US F-35s Too Advanced For Some Training Exercises.

As recounted in his book, former Skunk Works CEO Ben Rich noted that it was also true of the first stealth aircraft, the F-117, as well. In early range tests, anti-aircraft missile systems could not detect the aircraft until it was already overhead dropping weapons.
NOT ON MY AIRPLANE: Pilot tackles drunk passenger accused of attacking flight attendant.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

MOSBY'S MELTDOWN: The progressive Left is coming unglued now that their dominance is being successfully challenged.
FOLLOW THE FIRST LEMMING OVER THE CLIFF: Hillary: "Take a ride with me to America's future."

Heard on one of the news channels a couple of days ago....
TRUMP: negative ads just bounce off. That's because while he may be impolitic, he's saying what Americans want to hear from a leader.
BILLIONAIRES CAMPAIGN FOR HILLARY to protect their tax breaks: Mark Cuban; Warren Buffett; Michael Bloomberg.

They're worried....
RANDOM THOUGHTS: (1) Why aren't transgender females clamoring to use men's restrooms? (2) Shouldn't transgender males have their salaries reduced 21% to match their female counterparts?
HEH: Hillary’s courtiers are suddenly waking up to the fact that she cannot protect them. I think that the correct statement is that she will not protect them.
THINK AGAIN, GUN CONTROLLERS: A popular firearms company that makes AR-15-style rifles has donated an eye-popping $150,000 to the arms industry's "#GunVote" campaign to stop Democrat Hillary Clinton and liberal gun control measures.

Just noted on Fox Business Channel: Sturm Ruger (RGR) and Smith and Wesson (SWHC) have seen their share prices increase over 1000% since Obama became President.
2016: Putin for President?