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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Which Way Do You Run?

Among the ironies in this video, people around the world view the US as the greatest threat to peace; voted three times more dangerous than any other country.

The data confirm this conclusion:

Thursday, November 10, 2016

This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution.


It’s midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them.

They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families anymore.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Vote for Treason

It has taken several months and a number of email dumps from Wikileaks to finally figure out what this presidential election is all about. There are only two ways to vote, for Donald Trump or for Hillary Clinton. But neither of those are what one would be voting for.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Banana Republic Here We Come

There is little difference remaining between the United States and a Banana Republic. What differentiated us from so many countries was our Constitution and our legal system. The Constitution prevented government from overstepping boundaries, at least for a while.

The Rule of Law meant that all citizens would have the same rights and expectations regarding how contracts and misbehavior would be treated.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Quote WIthout Comment

On saying the Pledge of Allegiance:

Sorry - I already pledged my allegiance to my Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness. I have no allegiance left for a piece of brightly colored cloth and repetitive incantations lauding a Freedom destroying oligarchy trying to disguise itself as a "republic". If one sincerely believes in an omniscient, loving Supreme Being, the postulation that it somehow favors an entity so monumentally destructive should be nauseating....

Monday, August 8, 2016

Mencken again


Thought for the Daze

Morality is doing what’s right regardless of what you’re told.
Obedience is doing what you’re told regardless of what is right.

- H.L. Mencken

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Another Facebook Exchange


XXXX In my eyes he's [Johnson] the only logical choice. Just my opinion

Brian Wilson Jake Nelson "In my eyes he's the only logical choice." Actually - if you dare argue "logic" - the answer is unequivocally "don't vote at all". If you maintain you are for Libertarian "self government", then voting for a " ruler" with the power to inflict the immoral Force of Government upon you is either terminally stupid or remarkably hypocritical - but it is no way "logical".

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Thought for the Days


The persistent existence of Liberals is due to their immunity to any infection of intelligence that will cure their Aggressive Ignorance. When faced with irrefutable facts, Liberals cling to their indefensible opinions the same way they ridicule Conservatives “clinging to their guns and Bibles”. The significant difference being Conservatives are principally motivated to defend their inalienable right to Life, Liberty and Happiness. In contrast, the Liberals’ minds are in permanent lockdown, thoroughly resistant to any reasoned enlightenment that threatens their oppressive worldview of entitlement to authority and power over others into subservience through unbridled, aggressive force.

- Brian Wilson

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Free Movie

Clinton Cash, a feature documentary based on the Peter Schweizer book, has been posted to YouTube for all to view free just in time for the DNC. Clinton Cash investigates how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being “dead broke” after leaving the White House to amassing a net worth of over $150 million, with over $2 billion in donations to their foundation.

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Doctor is In

The diagnosis is complete: the I’s have it.

Laboratory results:

America’s metastasizing societal insolvency is being led via the generational infection of the “Four I’s”: Igorance, Incompetence, Indiffernce and Indulgence evidenced by the following symptomatic warning signs:

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Couple questions, Judge

Anyone following this site likely knows of my long-standing professional and personal friendship with FOX News Senior Judicial Analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano. We recently enjoyed a celebratory dinner toasting 4 years of "Judging Freedom", a podcast that has appeared on this and several other web sites. Today (7/21/16), the Judge published one of his popular "Socratic" pieces in which he poses questions that have answers that are - or should be - obvious to anyone paying attention regarding the recent inaction of the FBI and DOJ to indict former SoS Hillary Clinton.

Friday, July 15, 2016

The End is Near-er

Pull quote:

"Being wealthy used to be a virtue worthy of widespread aspiration.

Now it’s met with skepticism and derision.

Similarly, intellectual dissent used to be embraced.

Now it’s increasingly considered “hate speech” that must be banished from university campuses and their infantile ‘safe spaces’.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Consent of the Governed?

Mr. Higgs eloquently expands on one of my previous posts.
BW

What gives some people the right to rule others? At least since John Locke’s time, the most common and seemingly compelling answer has been “the consent of the governed.” When the North American revolutionaries set out to justify their secession from the British Empire, they declared, among other things: “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.” This sounds good, especially if one doesn’t think about it very hard or very long, but the harder and longer one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Black Visa

I have arrived!

None other than Mariana Kissam, Director, Customer Experience sent me a personal invitation to apply for the Visa Black Card!

This is a Very. Big. Deal.

Friday, June 17, 2016

FBI lies

Note: The author, Hugh Turley, is one of the 3 leading experts on the Vince Foster murder. We became friends while I was hosting a talk show on DC's WWRC. Since the earliest news reports, Hugh, "confidential informant" Patrick Knowlton and attorney John H. Clarke, have diligently followed and exposed every aspect of the murder, including the failures, harassment and duplicity of Park Police, FBI, coroners, forensic "experts", Senators, Congressmen, reporters and the news media. While sordid and convoluted, their combined diligence resulted in revelations and vindications.

About Orlando...

"The reality is that terrorist attacks of small and medium scale are likely to become a monthly or weekly occurrence in the U.S. and the EU as we close in on the end of the year. Get used to the idea, because this problem is not going to go away while our own governments are aiding and even funding the very psychopaths that they are supposed to be protecting people from."

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thought for the Day

Power does not self-generate. It is the toxic amalgam of a strain of deleterious human failings. Government itself is the manifestation of immoral force administered by liars, thieves and sociopaths. At best, it is the pavement of good intentions. If power doesn't corrupt, why has their never been an uncorrupted government? Since Government is merely a magnet for the socially reprehensible and criminally insane, sane people should be rejecting nonsense like "elections" and working instead to dispel any form of "government" - for their own safety and welfare.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

On a historical note...

We already have a law banning any one who really doesn't intend to follow the American way of life and our laws that have been in place since 1952.

Doesn't anyone in Washington know this?

Here's an interesting historic fact that would seem to indicate that many, if not most, of the people we elect to go to Washington don't have the slightest idea of what laws already exist. It's been law for over 60 years...!

Interesting Bit of Legislative History: MacCarran Walter Act of 1952

Donald Trump was recently severely criticized for suggesting that the U.S. should limit or temporarily suspend the immigration of certain ethnic groups, nationalities, and even people of certain religions (Muslims). The criticisms condemned such a suggestion as, among other things, being “Un-American,” dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous, and racist. Congressmen and Senators swore that they would never allow such legislation, and the president called such a prohibition on immigration unconstitutional.

As Gomer Pyle would say, “Surprise, Surprise !” It seems that the selective immigration ban is already law and has been applied on several occasions. Known as the McCarran Walter Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 allows for the "Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by president. Whenever the president finds that the entry of aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

The act was utilized by Jimmy Carter, no less, in 1979 to keep Iranians out of the United States, but he actually did more. He made all Iranian students already here check in, and then he deported a bunch. Seven thousand were found in violation of their visas, 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the United States in 1979.

It is of note that the act requires that an applicant for immigration must be of good moral character and "attached to the principles of the Constitution.”

Since the Quran forbids Muslims to swear allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, technically, all Muslims should be refused immigration.


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Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952

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US immigration legislation online: 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act, a.k.a. the McCarran-Walter Act (An act to revise the laws relating to immigration..)

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Cult of Ignorance

We have fallen into the bad and unquestioned habit of thinking that our educational system is broken, but it is working on all cylinders. What our educational system aims to produce is cultural amnesia, a wholesale lack of curiosity, history-less free agents, and educational goals composed of content-free processes and unexamined buzz-words like "critical thinking," "diversity," "ways of knowing," "social justice," and "cultural competence."

A most excellent article. Read it here.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Conundrum

 Free people are not equal.  Equal people are not free.  (Think this one over and over…makes sense!)      

"A gun is like a parachute.  If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again."  

The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing.  

Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America :    

1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.      

2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.      

3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.      

4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.      

5. The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.      

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet they want America to be more like those other countries.      

Think about it! And that, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st Century.      Makes you wonder who is doing the math.      

    These three short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our current government and cultural environment:      

1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.      

Funny how that works.  And here's another one worth considering…      

2. Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. But we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money   !     What's interesting is the first group "worked for" their money, but the second didn't.      

Think about it.....and Last but not least   :      

3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping or even cutting the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.  

Am I the only one missing something?  

Waddy Moffets

"If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools." – Plato  

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Going To The Bathroom

My guess is that Donald doesn't use all that many public toilets, but if he thinks there has been so little trouble so far, just wait. We all may be wading in it to our ankles soon enough.

Donald, like many of us, may not embrace the idea of discretionary restrooms and showers, but we tend to give people the benefit of the doubt. The reality of our situation is however different from our idealized perceptions. What was a rare occurrence will now become demonstrable, just as we have seen with most of these type issues. They will be lining up to see exactly how far they can push this. It is not about tolerance or even acceptance. It is about forced capitulation, a demand that we surrender our values for theirs...under penalty of law.

Europeans were proud in their values of tolerance and acceptance and obviously bent over backwards to not only accommodate extremely diverse cultures, but embrace them. In return they now find their good will as an on ramp for immigrants to flood into their countries and demand not only acceptance or even embrace, but dominion over their hosts.

This is why the world has not evolved into an empathetic and loving world, but one of suspicion and distrust of those who do not share their values. In a real world no one wants to be equal. They will say they do if they perceive they are less than equal, but equality is never enough. Species seek dominion over their surroundings and especially those they see as competitors. This is what we call "racism", and it exists for a reason. Real racism is the belief that your kind are superior to others and while many will see this as hatefully, it is also demonstrably true in many cases for many factors. If we win a race, we feel superior and have proven it so, but this doesn't mean we want those whom we just outran dead or enslaved. Progressives use the term racism to infer that one group wants to do another harm when in reality most do not. They simply want to succeed, and will resist and work to defeat those who they see as deterring that success. Cells of our body that resist the invasion of foreign cells are racist in nature. They actually put their welfare ahead of others. The ultimate hate crime. And to think I wouldn't want a 200lb man with a boner in my daughter's school shower. What a hater I am!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Year Later (Review)

(Originally published: March 4, 2015)

Slouching Toward Extinction

With all the Cheers and Jeers of C-PAC 2015 fading into Yesterday’s News, let us carpe the diem to add to the growing list of oxymoronic fantasies in desperate need of extinction, a term heard early and often whenever conservatives and libertarians congregate: “Limited Government”. Like “settled science”, the Tooth Fairy and Honest Politicians, not only is there no such thing, there never has been.

The utter nonsense that a piece of parchment, even inscribed with swell ideas, can successfully “limit” the Leviathan, i.e. Big Government has been proven ludicrous for 226 years; considerably longer if we include all recorded human history. Like Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein, the Bush and Obama administrations brought to life Government as “a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” Constitutional “protection” of our natural rights from Government trampling has morphed from an American ideal fortified by the Rule of Law into a Bad Joke inflicted by the increasing immorality inherent in the leaders of a crumbling empire; a tragedy being acted out in the daily news to an audience that only craves bread and circuses. And cute Budweiser commercials.

Monday, April 18, 2016

How it happened...

I was not born an anarchist. Like everyone else of my time and place I was born into a culture pervaded by statism and unquestioning acceptance of the state’s existence and of most if not all of its activities, including, of course, its blessed wars. I did not become an anarchist later because of an encounter, whether personal or literary, in which I suddenly saw the light. I had no Pauline road-to-Damascus experience. Instead, anarchism crept up on me, almost against my will, because I understood full-well that adopting such an ideology would entail my colleague’s, friends’, and relatives’ consignment of me to the lunatic fringe. Besides, as a well-trained social scientist, I was familiar with a variety of objections and challenges to anarchism having to do with both its desirability and its feasibility.
Eventually, however, little by little I seamlessly made the transition to anarchism as my adopted ideology, completing my journey perhaps fifteen or twenty years ago. This outcome occurred not because I had found leading expositions of the doctrine compelling. I had read Murray Rothbard’s “For a New Liberty” and David Friedman’s “The Machinery of Freedom," but neither persuaded me to make the leap. Nor did any of the other works along similar lines that I read. I understood, of course, that states perform many actions that they ought not to perform and that they perform actions that might be desirable very badly – after all, economic history and political economy were my research and teaching specialties. But, for me, concluding that states ought not to exist at all required a more compelling reason.
What finally pushed me over the brink had little to do with pondering the glories that had sprung or someday might spring from the operation of a stateless social order. I was not so much drawn to statelessness as I was revolted by the state. After decades of dealing with, researching, writing about, and consulting in regard to the state, learning more and more about what states actually do and how they actually do it, I was completely disgusted by the putrid pretense of their foundational justifications, by the sheer fraudulence of what they purport to be doing and how they purport to be doing it, by the moral impudence with which state leaders and functionaries treat the human beings subject to their control as if those persons were nothing but soft clay figurines to be squeezed into new shapes and pushed here and there on the state’s chess board. Most of all, I was repelled by the psychotic, steely-eyed indifference with which state leaders and functionaries slaughter innocent people abroad by the millions and ruin the lives of their own subjects by the scores of millions for no decent reason whatsoever (e.g., the war on drugs).
Yes, I came to understand why state activities so generally fail to achieve their ostensible objectives but, more important, I also came to understand that the ostensible objectives are generally mere window dressing for the actual objectives the state leaders and their chief supporters and running dogs seek, which boil down in nearly all cases to transferring enormous amounts of income and wealth to persons the state favors and to bullying nearly everyone outside the state’s inner sanctum for the simple pleasure of pushing them around. Having repeatedly opened up the cesspool that is the state and witnessed its stinking contents, I no longer wanted anything to do with it, and my allegiance to it evaporated once and for all.
None of this matters in the least so far as the state’s devotion to taxing and bullying me is concerned. But I take some solace in the fact that however subject my body and my bank account may be to the dictates of the evil creatures who preside over the vile institutions that form the state, my soul no longer belongs to them. I wish they would resign, make all feasible restitution to those they have wronged, and seek honest employment, but until they do so, they can, so far as I care, go straight to hell.

h/t R. Higgs

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Quotes From Other Folks Vol.7

Presenting the latest crop of quotes harvested from free range Internet denizens on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Social Media. From the Righteous to the Ridiculous, Insightful to Insane, Visionary to Myopic and Genius to Jerk, prepare to be appalled, amazed and amused. You might even see one of yours….!

Quote of the Week:

Luck ‏- Twitter
Feel bad for the #UNC Seniors. Leaving without both a championship or literacy skills.

And these…

You can't argue or debate with ignorance. Ann Nonnymus

If that is what passes for your “thinking”, you are indeed a weapon of self- destruction. – BW - FB

The blatherings of John Kasich could make an onion cry.
Buttocks Awry - FB

Getting University Types with Impressive Initials attached to their names to write brainy-sounding endorsements, objections, rationalizations in support of one side or the other is one of the oldest trysts in the book. BW - FB

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others. Ambrose Bierce

The morbid obesity of your naiveté constricts the circulation necessary to think. BW-FB

.."life" does not require professional healthcare, as proven by millions of years of evolution. "liberty" does not require government mandates to buy things I don't want. "happiness" is being able to make my own decisions for myself, not have them dictated by government panels determining how much (or if) to spend on my healthcare. LNS

America does not have a voter ID problem it has a voter IQ problem.

John Kasich - smartest man in the room…if he is the only one is in the room.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Picture Is Coming Into Focus

From my blog entry Dec. 29, 2015 “2016 Predictions”:

My third prediction is we will not have an election next year. Between New Year’s Day and Election Day, the president will declare martial law. With the Constitution suspended, the presidential election will be on hold until further notice.

– Observing Obama through the campaign and into his administration, it quickly became obvious - to me anyway, this is a guy who wants to be Emperor, a King, Dictator for life. He was going to have to be dragged him out kicking and screaming - or carried out feet first. Whatever the case, he does not intend to go gently into that Good Night of former president-hood.

How will this happen?


Well, that was a problem. It takes a lotta guts, an absence of brains or an abundance of concern for the future of Freedom to make public predictions that not just challenge the popular narrative but even contradict the current paradigm. Look what happened to otherwise admired, intelligent people who didn’t swallow the Kennedy Assassination, Vince Foster’s “suicide”, TWA Flt 800, the Obama “birth certificate”, 9/11, Benghazi – all summarily lumped in with Big Foot, Roswell and Michelle Is A Man.

Playing Soothsayer, I couldn’t see a clear, definitive “pathway” at the time but current events this past week have now provided a basis for solid conjecture. Indeed, that’s all it can be until I get some new tea leaves or the parts come in for my malfunctioning crystal ball. So here goes:

In the non-stop Punditry Analysis of the Trump phenom, Anger has been tagged as the prime culprit. Turns out – for a change – the Talking Heads and Blow-Dried Set got it right. The anger at all levels of American society is so deep, so white-hot along with the fear of losing Pensions and Government Freebies to saving the Establishment Suite on the “DC-Wall St” Gravy Train, it has and will continue to produce greater anger, fear and panic. This will inexorably lead to more violent confrontations between the camps: Trump’s “Army”, People for Bernie (complete with Soros/MoveOn financing), Hillary’s Special Forces of Favored Minorities (BLM/New Black Panthers, LGBTs and other Victims Groups). After shutting down a big Trump Chicago rally, various groups are currently preparing for a summer of confrontations, sit-ins in Congress and other fun stuff from DC to Philly to NYC to Cleveland and dense population centers in-between.

This would not be difficult to pull off. On all sides, “the people” are mega-pissed at the Establishment and/or “the System” rigged against them. Listen to the in-your-face condescension dripping from Curly Haugland, RNC Committee member and GOP Establishment Big Wig telling everyone their vote doesn’t count for squat, that they,the RNC that makes the rules say who the Nominee will be, not you naïve, misinformed schlubs voters: (MSNBC). More fuel: Trump/Cruz Vow To Barricade Kasaich From Convention.

No need to list the cornucopia of flash points littering the American political landscape, just remember that old Lay’s potato chip ad: “Bet you can’t eat just one.” In this metaphor, with instant communications via InstaGrams, Twitters and Tweets, Facebook, the whole matrix of the Social Media mélange, it doesn’t take a Steven King imagination to come up with “just one”; many more destructive scenarios easily come to mind.

And when good old roughhouse “ruckus” morphs into financially fueled co-ordinated “chaos”, it’s just a matter of nanoseconds before the gunplay begins.

Conbsider: After a tumultuous GOP Convention, confrontations will have become so wide-spread, frequent and increasingly violent, Obama will appear on prime time TV to announce he cannot permit Election Day to take place as Constitutionally required. Voting places would likely be scenes of carnage and destruction, “veritable war zones”. What’s a President to do? Declare Martial Law and the Suspension of the Constitution. Just for a little while, you see….until “things” (and those Republican ruffians) calm down, law and order is restored, a “sensible” GOP candidate is put forth and a new Election Day scheduled…of course, these are uncharted waters…it could more time than anticipated because…well…you know how “they” are…So I will Do The Right Thing…for our children, for our National Security, for America….

Not possible! Why not? Because this is America! Because nothing like this has happened here before! Because the Government wouldn’t allo….

And they said Trump wouldn’t win either.

Check some of that American History not being taught in the Government Training Camps called “public schools”. Then get back to me…

The Blood-Drenched Monster

"One cannot love what America once was and love what it has become. A revolution, peaceful or otherwise, that does not put America’s redemption at the forefront of its aspirations is a revolution not worth fighting."

Why not?

Read the Excellent Robert Gore piece here

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Quotes From Other Folks - Vol 5

Presenting the latest crop of quotes harvested from free range Internet denizens on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and the jungle of Social Media. From the Righteous to the Ridiculous, Insightful to Insane, Visionary to Myopic and Genius to Jerk, prepare to be appalled, amazed and amused. You might even see one of yours….!


Quote of the Week

"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe


And these…

You did not lose an hour of sleep last night. Bernie Sanders took it and gave it to someone who needed it more than you. FB Meme

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. - JFK

Well I spent about 5 hours with Trumpsters and anit trumpsters. I never didn find anyone who really knew anything about Trump or why they liked him. The anti Trump Blacks matter folks were dumb as that pile of horse shit I interviewed. All in all I feel a deep sense of "Oh shit the country is fucked" feeling. The trumpsters just love him and haven't a clue why. Craig Henne FB

The United States engaged in the War on Drugs for the same reason it passed Alcohol Prohibition—to save people from themselves. However, people still used intoxicants anyway. When these substances were purchased on the black market, people paid the ultimate price when they died from bathtub gin or adulterated drugs. Mary Ruwart, PhD – RUWART.COM/FB

I look around my own average, ordinary neighborhood of people going about their average, ordinary businesses. And I see solid people with good sense who could be counted on. I see a nurse and a volunteer fireman. I see people with food pantries and generators. I see people with multiple firearms. But also people with abundant connections in local leadership and the local supply line. I see people who keep their mouths shut, but also share important matters in common....I don’t know when, where, or even whether another “Lexington moment” will come to this country. But I do know that these people don’t need anybody to groom and recruit them. Clair Wolfe, Living Freedom blog

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” – Isaac Asimov

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Evil of Two Lessers

A flogger for Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, Matt Walsh, unsurprisingly makes his case against voting for Trump by reminding readers of all the names he’s called him over the last few months: 

…a conman, a tyrant, a pathological liar, a flamboyant despot, a fraudster, a big government liberal, progressive in a very poorly fitting and unconvincing conservative costume, a Planned Parenthood apologist, an unrepentant philanderer, a crook, a creep, a fascist with a spray tan, a reality TV Mussolini, a Caligula with bad hair, etc.” 

While there may be accurate charges folded in among the ad homonyms, calling someone names exposes an adolescent weakness in most any argument.Wardrobe, spray tan, bad hair, have nothing to do Governance or political arguments. It feels good - but lowers Walsh to the Trump level he excoriates. Why? Trump loses on enough points so as to make his tailor,barber and cosmetologist irrelevant. Cheap shots turn a shotgun into a water pistol. 

There is another fatal flaw in Walsh’s piece: 

"I have found no reason to believe that Trump would be better than Hillary Clinton. They are practically the same, which is why they’ve been such close friends for so long. They are both reflexive liars. They are both clinical narcissists. They are both power hungry lunatics. They are both ruthless pragmatists who care only about increasing their own authority, not advancing any idea or ideology. They both adopt the ideology that suits them for the moment, and drop it just as quickly." 

Generally, I agree – although Trump’s lack of ‘political speak” might be responsible for much of his Loose Cannon policy rhetoric. Or not. The notion that Trump planned all this out, scripted and choreographed to the last Put Down is not credible. If he did work it all in advance, he is a strategic genius, tapping into the seething rage that has raised the blood pressure of the Average Joe to uninsurable levels. And brought them to the polls. 

Irrespective of the above, the factual flaw is one of Logic in Walsh’s statement: 

I have found no reason to believe that Trump would be better than Hillary Clinton. 

And the point is….? If “the lesser of 2 evils is still evil”, might it be worthwhile to examine the content and extent of each “evil”? 

For all of Trump’s negatives that have offended Mr. Walsh and others, in a head-to-head match up with Clinton, one could correctly state: 

Trump did not oversee the murderous Benghazi incident; 

Trump did not violate Federal law and Oath of Office installing a “personal server”, exposing State secrets to enemies’ eyes; 

Trump may not make an excellent pick to replace Justice Scalia – but Clinton will absolutely not select an uncompromising Constitutional hard-liner guaranteed. The Trump campaign is rumored to have recently referenced Judge Andrew Napolitano as “first choice”. Ys, it’s just a rumor – but not one you’ll hear from the Clinton camp. 

Sure, Trump may have some soiled laundry in his baggage relating to business deals along the way. But at least he acknowledged them and in context. In the course of Business at that level, such maneuvers are done, regardless of party affiliation. Remember: it was politicians that put the legal framework in place. What is suddenly immoral about a businessman taking advantage of it? Check out the machinations of the Clinton Foundation (if you can), Whitewater, the Rose Law firm, the “bimbo eruptions” interference enabling her porch dog husband to destroy the lives of the very women she claims to serve and protect. And don’t pass up a review of the murder of Vince Foster. At least Trump’s corporate bankruptcies fell within legal parameters. The violations of law and trust committed inside the Logic Free Zone by Clinton, Inc makes Trump look like the proverbial choir boy. 

At bottom, no politician is free from “evil”; it’s part of the job description. The sanctimonious blathering of conservative pundits with some unmentioned ax to grind reveals a naiveté practiced by the GOP Faithful every election cycle. Liberals know Politics is a full contact sport and play it to the hilt with no shame. Conservatives of all stripes treat Politics the way Victorians treated sex.They want a Messiah who make all the changes they want without getting their hands dirty or being ridiculed in the press. No Messiah available? Then fueled by the frustration ,anger and embarrassment of the last 50 years, being hammered by Liberals and their media and lied to by their own elected officials, they now have the Biggest Badass on the podium to get their licks in after being misled and misrepresented by a Republican “establishment” grown comfy-cozy in its flaccid state of inaction. Is this any way to govern? Hell, no – but who cares? “We’ll get our licks in and talk Kumbaya later.” 

Trump may have all the warts Walsh claims but Hillary is the Democrats’ “Dorian Grey” with a track record anyone paying attention over the last 20+ years has witnessed in living, putrid color. 

Since Walsh “…found no reason to believe that Trump would be better than Hillary Clinton”, apparently he found no reason to believe that Trump would be worse. But Hillary, in word, deed and resume, has proven she would be a lot worse, with 4-8 yrs of another Clinton administration populated by the worst scum in the Washington swamp. 



PS – Contrary to the likely impression left above, I am not a “Trump supporter”. I have written about my personal presidential choice here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

My Vote

Maybe if I post it here, the phone will stop ringing, the mailbox will un-clog and everyone who really really wants to know will….know.

Actually, I’m really excited about my guy! Can’t say I’ve ever been this stoked about a candidate! How could anyone not be?


Unlike Trump, he has definitive, articulate plans for the future;

Unlike Rubio, he has no checkered “Gang of 8” or other skeletons in his closet;

Unlike Cruz, he has never flip-flopped on essential issues of Freedom nor does his wife work for Goldman-Sachs;

Unlike Dr. Carson, he has zero surgical skills but does posses a dynamic personality and excellent speaking skills; 

Unlike Kasich, my guy has a brain, respect for the individual and eschews making Judo hand gestures when speaking; my guy’s father was not a mailman.

The person I’m voting for has always been courteous and responsive to my queries and honestly concerned about my concerns for the future and my family;

He has demonstrated fiscal responsibility, the financial discipline to run clean, efficient businesses; he respects the entrepreneur and importance of the Small Business Owner;

He agrees with me: taxation is theft;

He understands the vicissitudes of “politics”, career politicians and the Siren song of Power;

Just like me, he believes strongly in the sanctity of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, the primacy of the Individual, free markets, Natural Law and Spontaneous Order;

He agrees and believes “the Individual is the smallest minority on earth”;

Unlike Kasich and others, my guy understands “Individual rights are not subject to a public vote”;

He often quotes Henry David Thoreau: “I wasn’t born to be forced.”

He fully supports Self-Governance;

And, yes, he is the “Boss of Me” -- and I’m totally OK with that!

That’s why, again this election, I am throwing my entire support and vote for the only person who knows what’s best for me, born to be the only “Boss of Me:


Me

Friday, February 26, 2016

Quotes From Other Folks Vol. 4

Quotes From Other Folks, Vol. 4
Presenting the latest crop of quotes harvested from free range Internet denizens on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and the jungle of Social Media. From the Righteous to the Ridiculous, Insightful to Insane, Visionary to Myopic and Genius to Jerk, prepare to be appalled, amazed and amused. You might even see one of yours….!

Quote of the Week:

You cannot believe that, "all men are created equal" and support the State. The State creates two classes, by definition: 1) rulers, and 2) serfs. Whether the rulers appointed, elected, or usurp or inherit their powers is irrelevant. Their power is illegitimate.

And these…

Monday, February 22, 2016

Quotes from Other Folks -Vol. 3

Presenting the latest crop of quotes harvested from free range Internet denizens on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and the jungle of Social Media. From the Righteous to the Ridiculous, Insightful to Insane, Visionary to Myopic and Genius to Jerk, prepare to be appalled, amazed and amused. You might even see one of yours….!

Quote of the Week Award:

If trump is for real, he will be killed.                                                                                      Ocean22

 And these…

GHANDI: "I will fast and die if need be, until all the violence ends."
GLENN B: "I will go on a weight loss program for my candidate, won't you join me?" Okienomics              

(Re Bernie Sanders) Two coworkers voted for him.  "He is the only one that can beat Hillary" or "He is the only one that will keep me safe".  At that point I started chugging Drano to make the pain stop.
An Nonymous


Media runs the elections like bankers run wars - selling enough ammo to their preferred candidate to guarantee victory and just enough shells to all the losers to keep'em fighting till they're completely broke….Millions go into ad campaigns, tailor-made propaganda, hosted media events etc. The more candidates believe in their ability to win the better. Else talking heads don't get paid.                                  JuliaS – ZH comments

The idea of the court as a group of jurisprudential deep thinkers is a tale for little school children.            Ryan McMaken – “The Mythology of the Supreme Court 

Shepard Fairey is a mental midget armed with a stencil
Williambanzai7 – FB comments page

“You have a Supreme Court Justice who died, not in attendance of a physician,” Ritchie continued. “You have a non-homicide trained US Marshal tell the justice of the peace that no foul play was observed. You have a justice of the peace pronounce death while not being on the scene and without any medical training opining that the justice died of a heart attack. What medical proof exists of a myocardial Infarction? Why not a cerebral hemorrhage?”  William O. Ritchie, a former head of criminal investigations for D.C. PD

Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out 
Unkown


If you think the feds want Apple to essentially give them a "back door" to Apple phones because they want to stop terrorism... you're just a fucking idiot. So far, gotta praise Apple for telling the feds to piss off. Larken Rose – FB 2/17

Friday, February 12, 2016

Lest We Forget - or For Those Who Never Knew

When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. Even after threats and intimidation, she couldn’t even get a vote in a democratic controlled congress. This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million in cost for studies, promotion, and other efforts.
Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting a female attorney general. Her first two selections were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood – both were forced to withdraw their names from consideration. Next she chose Janet Reno – husband Bill described her selection as “my worst mistake.” Some may not remember that Reno made the decision to gas David Koresh and the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas resulting in dozens of deaths of women and children.
Husband Bill allowed Hillary to make recommendations for the head of the Civil Rights Commission. Lani Guinier was her selection. When a little probing led to the discovery of Ms. Guinier’s radical views, her name had to be withdrawn from consideration.
Apparently a slow learner, husband Bill allowed Hillary to make some more recommendations. She chose former law partners Web Hubbell for the Justice Department, Vince Foster for the White House staff, and William Kennedy for the Treasury Department. Her selections went well: Hubbell went to prison, Foster was murdered and Kennedy was forced to resign.
Many younger voters will have no knowledge of “Travelgate.” Hillary wanted to award unfettered travel contracts to Clinton friend Harry Thompson – and the White House Travel Office refused to comply. She managed to have them reported to the FBI and fired. This ruined their reputations, cost them their jobs, and caused a thirty-six month investigation. Only one employee, Billy Dale was charged with a crime, and that of the enormous crime of mixing personal and White House funds. A jury acquitted him of any crime in less than two hours. I drove with him for his appearance at the congressional committee hearing as well as his day in court. 
Still not convinced of her ineptness, Hillary was allowed to recommend a close Clinton friend, Craig Livingstone, for the position of Director of White House security. When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of about 900 stolen FBI files of Clinton enemies (“Filegate”) and the widespread use of drugs by White House staff, suddenly Hillary and the president denied even knowing Livingstone, and of course, denied knowledge of drug use in the White House.
Following this debacle, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office after more than thirty years of service to seven presidents.
When women started coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and rape by Bill Clinton, Hillary was put in charge of the “Bimbo eruptions” and scandal defense. Some of her more notable decisions in the debacle were:
She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit. After the Starr investigation they settled with Ms. Jones.
She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor.
After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr's investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and later admitting his affairs.
Hillary’s devious game plan resulted in Bill losing his license to practice law for 'lying under oath' to a grand jury and then his subsequent impeachment by the House of Representatives.
Hillary avoided indictment for perjury and obstruction of justice during the Starr investigation by repeating, “I do not recall,” “I have no recollection,” and “I don’t know” a total of 56 times while under oath.
After leaving the White House, Hillary was forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork that she had stolen.
Now we are exposed to the destruction of possibly incriminating emails while Hillary was Secretary of State and the “pay to play” schemes of the Clinton Foundation – we have no idea what shoe will fall next.
But to her loyal fans and supporters: “What difference does it make?”