I’m working on a longer post but, in the meantime, Caped Crusader sent me these wonderful political posters:
Again, apologies for the silence, but something good happened. For the past 30 years, I’ve had a vague idea for a novel in my head. I had all sorts of little vignettes, but no theme, no plot, no sub-plots, no nothing. Just those damn vignettes. Last night, in the middle of my usual bout of insomnia, the whole plot and theme suddenly appeared before me. I spent a lot of today putting together an outline before I forget my insight and plan to start real work immediately. It will be a slow process, because a lot of historical research is involved, but I feel as if I’m embarking on a project that’s been 30 years in the making. That’s a very exciting feeling.
I’m so grateful to Caped Crusader for sending the following political posters to liven up the blog:
I confess: I once again skipped watching the debate. It’s not going to change my vote and I hate listening to either of the candidates speak. Instead, I went out with a bunch of friends and we had an excellent and cheerful time. I’m trying to remember that I am not personally responsible for the election outcome. That is, things will not change if I miss the debate.
Did you watch the debate? And if you did, what did you think?
As for me, I will be blogging today, but I’m working on a project that got me all fired up. Fired up is good, because once my brain gets busy, it can multitask, switching me between project and politics.
It’s another day on which I apologize for a silent blog. All my life, my energy has ebbed and flowed, and sometimes it just ebbs too much. This is one of those days. I’ll be back and refreshed tomorrow. In the meantime, I wanted you to see a video of an extremely kind high school senior. Whoever raised him did a very good job:
You’re not imagining it — I skipped last week’s Dancing With The Stars. I had a project and never got to the TV. I’m back in business, though, so here’s the quick run-down, with my impressions of last night’s events, which was all about Latin dancing. Indeed, the guest judge was my favorite rapper, Pit Bull. As long as I ignore his lyrics, I love what he does musically. But on to the dancing. . . .
Amber Rose and Maks danced a cha cha. It was well-done, but lifeless. Amber Rose cried a lot, walked off the rehearsal floor, and brought nothing to the dance. I continue to dislike her. She’s a whiner and a professional victim.
Calvin Johnson, Jr. and Lindsay danced the tango. I truly think this was Calvin’s best dance yet. He didn’t smolder but, as Bruno noticed, he was utterly manly in the dance, and that was good enough. His movements were tight (which is hard for such a big man), and his lifts were spectacular. Overall, an excellent showing.
Hillary is a sex fiend who sleeps with anything that moves. You may want to bleach your eyeballs after reading the following words, but here they are:
Hillary Clinton is a secret sex freak who paid fixers to set up illicit romps with both men AND women!
That’s the blockbuster revelation from a former Clinton family operative who is sensationally breaking ranks with his one-time bosses to speak to The National ENQUIRER in a bombshell 9-page cover story — on newsstands Wednesday.
What’s more, it wasn’t just Hillary’s flings with women that the shadowy Mr. Fix It helped to orchestrate!
Hillary’s former bagman finally confessed to The ENQUIRER just how he helped her to cover up her affair with married lover VinceFoster, too!
The shadowy figure — who provided PROOF of his employment for the Clintons — also revealed 12 fixes he covered-up, including:
+ How Hillary secretly plotted to a counter-attack on Bill’s mistress Monica Lewinsky — via a document buried for two decades!
+ What crooked reporters were on the take from the Clinton camp!
+ How he covered up Bill’s seedy romp with hookers!
+ Which A-list celebrity had a secret affair with Bill during his presidency!
Read the rest here. Maybe the National Enquirer has the noise and heft to break through the Dome of Silence the media has built around Hillary. It’s managed to suppress the Wikimedia revelations that Hillary is a criminal and that the media has colluded with her. Perhaps, though, the sex scandal will finally capture America’s attention and force the media to report on her.
And now back to my regularly scheduled blogging:
The penultimate statements “Feminism LOL” makes in this amazing video sum up the important takeaway that every voter who wants to be informed should watch:
We need to restore integrity and ethics to journalism. I hope Donald Trump wins every lawsuit. There’s a reason they [the media] didn’t translate that cross-talk section. There’s a reason they didn’t analyze his actual body language in the video. They’re corrupt.
No matter how many allegations you hear in the news in the next few weeks, just go back to that tape and see how Donald Trump actually behaves, despite Billy Bush egging him on. If Donald Trump is going to make a grab for someone, it would have happened right there. But he never did, because he doesn’t do that. He was a perfect gentleman despite the set-up. Now I’m not saying that Donald would be the perfect president, but he shouldn’t lose the election based on lies. If the public really wants to talk about scandal during this election instead of the issues, then let’s talk about something real: Can we now talk about Hillary’s bleaching of emails, because that’s an actual crime that America isn’t taking seriously enough. How can she even be running for president. It’s lunacy.
Because I’m a fast reader, I often lack the patience to watch videos. With this video, though, I was riveted. Every word, every frame, is worth your time. Please watch and share.
Before the Republican primary, I didn’t even know that Scott Adams, famed for his “Dilbert” cartoons, had a blog. Since the Republican primary, I’ve become an addict. Adams’ insights into the way politicians feed information through our guts, rather than our brains, has explained many things that have long been inexplicable to me. For the most part, he’s been uncannily accurate and invariably enjoyable. But even the best analysts sometimes get things wrong — and Adams’ most recent column is that rare example.
Scott Adams took a look at the mud being slung in this campaign and suggested a “splitting the baby” approach to information and disinformation:
I have a different window into the election scandals because I’ve been semi-famous for a few decades. In my experience, about half of what you read about me is true, and half is complete nonsense. The interesting thing is that you can’t tell which half is which. The only person who knows the truth with certainty is me, and I’m not credible because I’m the subject of the rumors.
Extrapolating from my own experience, I think it is fair to assume that about half of what you hear about Trump and Clinton is true. The other half is nonsense. But here again, you can’t tell which half is the real part. I’m here to help.
Using this approach, even while he correctly noted that Trump was boasting about his approach to willing women, Adams nevertheless concludes that the plethora of women coming forward to complain about actual assault means that those accusations must be true:
Likewise, half of the Trump rumors about kissing and groping are likely to be untrue or exaggerated. But that still leaves enough rumors as true – although we don’t know which ones – to make me endorse Gary Johnson. (Johnson only touches himself. That’s a good quality in a president.)
In fact, a little bit of digging in the wake of accusations from a horde of women who suddenly remembered allegedly traumatic experiences ten, twenty, or thirty years after the fact has revealed that they are (a) Hillary operatives; (b) deeply troubled women; or (c) liars (or all of the above). Writing at Gateway Pundit, Jim Hoft offers a comprehensive debunking of the first five women to come forward. Briefly, the debunking can be summed up as follows:
When I was young, feminism was about singing “I am strong, I am invincible, I am woman!” We women weren’t weaker than men, physically or emotionally. We were at least as strong, if not stronger. We were women and we were roaring!
Maggie Thatcher was one of those women, even though she never made common cause with post-60s feminism. You know, if any man ever had the temerity to grope Maggie Thatcher, she would have ripped his testicles off . . . and that was before she was five years old. It would have gotten scarier later.
The current generation of feminists, though, are defined by their weakness, not the strength. In the wake of the “groping Trump” media fiesta (a private boast followed by scads of accusations from women who can be proven to be lying or to be Hillary operatives), women have been swarming social media with tales of their being groped too. One of my Leftist Facebook friends stated that she didn’t know any woman who had not been groped.
I said, “I haven’t.”
I was then told by her, and her friends, that I’m in the minority. That the vast number of women have been groped.
I said that there’d be less groping if women responded to a grope by groping the guy back, in the same region, much more painfully (a la Maggie Thatcher).
I was told that I was diminishing women’s pain. That women suffer. That women cannot recover from the experience. That I’d made the women in the conversation who had been groped feel bad about themselves. No one said it, but the word “microaggression” was clearly in the air. Heck, maybe even “macroaggression.” Mind you now, we were not talking about criminal rape or molestation; we were taking about the disgusting (usually drunk) opportunist taking a quick grab.
I came away from that exchange convinced that we’ve gone from women who are roaring to women who are whining. These gals, frankly, sickened me with their assertion that women cannot handle what the world sends their way.
Slate Magazine is at it again, likening Trump to Hitler. This is a ridiculously stupid argument but to be expected given that the people who write for Slate are ignorant about history and think in cartoonish terms. (And no, I’m not going to dignify the latest Slate article with a link.) Whether looking at personal beliefs, friends and supporters, or politic ideology, the fact is that neither Trump nor Hillary is Hitler — but it so happens that Hillary is a lot further down that road.
Beginning at least with Reagan, the Left has loved to say that it’s irrelevant that the Republican candidate of the day has never, ever been heard saying something antisemitic or demanding violence or discrimination against American citizens on the basis of race, ethnicity, or religion. FDR was the last president to attack an entire class of people on race, as he did when he imprisoned Americans of Japanese descent. Instead, says the Left, Republican candidates are using secret “dog whistle” code that can be heard only by people of ill will.
In fact, Hitler never used dog whistles. He was anything but shy about stating his beliefs. He trumpeted them from every rooftop, beginning with Mein Kampf and continuing with his, and his cohorts’, every utterance about Jews.
To my knowledge, Trump has never said anything antisemitic in his life. When he was still a registered Democrat, he was honored by the black community for his services to and good relationship with that community — something unlikely to have happened had he been going about whistling for racist dogs.
Moreover, contrary to the “Big Lie” Leftist accusation, Trump did not smear Latin Americans qua Latin Americans. What he did say was that illegal immigration — which the Mexican government encourages — is sending a disproportionate number of Mexican criminals to America. Mexico would say the same were we to encourage those Americans who’ve spent time, or who ought to spend time, in San Quentin to head down to Mexico.
Nor did Trump savage all Muslims (a group the Left relentlessly, and wrongly, classifies as a race in order to increase their victim status). Instead, he said what every honest American thinks: When you have a religion that has terrorism as a central doctrine, and your government plans to bring in hundreds of thousands of refugees from a region torn by Islamic religious wars, a sane country puts screening systems in place before admitting those inclined to practice the more violent fundamental tenets of their faith.
Nobody on the Left was bothered in 1980 when Carter imposed a stringent religious test on Iranians trying to enter the U.S. and sought to deport 50,000 Iranian students already in the U.S. And the racist, unconstitutional FDR is still a bright light in the Democrat pantheon.
Things are a bit different when it comes to Hillary. For years, people have come forward with stories of her vicious attacks on Jews, blacks, and the mentally handicapped. Bill’s former girlfriend, Dolly Howe, wrote a book in which she alleged that:
Hillary was heard calling mentally challenged children ‘f*****g ree-tards’ and caught on record blurting out the terms ‘stupid k**e and ‘f***ing Jew b*****d’, while Bill called the Reverend Jesse Jackson a ‘G**damned n****r’.
If that were just one source, it could be discounted, but it’s not. Other sources have reported on Hillary calling Paul Fray a “f***ing Jew bastard,” an accusation Hillary has never challenged or denied.
Politically, despite lip service, Hillary has never been a friend to Israel. Animus to Israel is so often a proxy for anti-Semitism. Beating down on a Jewish state facing genocide reeks of anti-Semitism, after all.
Hillary supporters, while denying that she ever said “f***ing retards” might come back by saying Trump is worse because he mocked a handicapped reporter. The problem with their argument is that Trump did not do that and the video proves it.
If there’s a candidate in this campaign who seems to have a problem with Jews, minorities, and the disabled . . . well, it’s not Trump.
According to Matt Drudge, Hillary has reason to be nervous right about now:
Oh, on the sex stuff. Hillary is about to get hers… pic.twitter.com/Ilk2MSNYTe
— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) October 15, 2016
I wonder if this has anything to do with the alleged tape of Bill Clinton with a 13-year-old. . . . I also wonder if the same people who are appalled about Trump’s prepubescent boasts will get up in arms if they learn that Hillary’s husband is a pedophile, which is something she has to have known.
Given that the picture Drudge chose shows Hillary with Ellen Degeneres, maybe the tape has nothing at all to do with Bill and everything to do with Hillary’s own sexual preferences. Sadly, were proof finally to emerge that she’s playing for the other team and has been living a lie for decades, I know her supporters wouldn’t care.
The Hillary crowd had been pretty darn comfortable with the rape accusations against Bill, lionized Ted Kennedy despite his manslaughter problem, and forgave Bob Byrd his beagle status in the KKK. I think the party will give Hillary a pass. The undecideds, however, might be less generous.