Friday, December 2, 2016

Random Thoughts for December

Random Thoughts for December, 2016. By Robert A. Hall
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I checked my blog pageviews on November 29. What's up with France? Here is the previous week's totals:

Entry
Pageviews
France
5660
United States
3928
Norway
1340
Netherlands
217
Romania
197
Germany
144
Poland
120
Ukraine
56
Belgium
52
South Korea
46

Barack Obama famously announced his intent to legislate through executive Order, saying, "I have a phone and I have a pen." Democrats and the media defended him on this. Well, come January, Donald Trump will have that phone and that pen. We will see how they like it.

Some people go into shock. Other go into action.

I guess now that Trump has been elected, dissent will become patriotic again. For eight years it was racist.

I note the violent protests against Trump's election. I thought the left said it was Trump's supporters who were violent?

This election should give pause (but won't) to those calling for abolition of the Electoral College. Given the closeness of the popular vote, using the direct vote would have meant months, perhaps years, or recounts in all fifty states with lawyers from both sides challenging every vote. As it would have in 2000 and 1960.

My wife is big on hunting. In fact, she watches mostly hunting shows on TV: Ghost Hunters, Bridal Gown Hunters, House Hunters, etc.

As readers know, I didn't vote for Trump or Clinton. I wrote in Evan McMullin. But most of my readers held their noses and voted for Trump, apparently not wanting the despicable to be an enemy of the unqualified.

We need a 12-Step program for idiots.

Remember all the conservatives and whites rioting in 2008 and 2012 when Obama won? Me neither.

If things really go south, countries that have established Nuke-Free Zones will find they are as effective as Gun-Free Zones.

From the Net: Hillary for Ambassador to Libya.

Actually, when they murdered four Americans in Benghazi, the Islamists may have murdered the Clinton Restoration at the same time. Welcome to the Law of Unintended Consequences.

The Obama Administration has taught the nihilist thugs that they deserve to always get their way and if they don't that the proper response is riots, violence and the destruction of the property of anyone around them. The progressive thugs rioting over Trump are destroying cities that largely voted for Clinton. Has she raised a hand to condemn them? I think the riots will raise Trump's approval rating--is that their goal?

Internet meme: Obama beat Hillary twice. Once on the way in, once on the way out.

Freedom isn't given. It has to be earned by every generation. The current generation will learn that. As Ben Franklin famously said, "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other." 

It may be lonely, but there's something to be said for not having relatives.

There are too many people whose "skill set" is an empty tool box.

The Anti-Trump riots were kind of entertaining. People who criticized Trump for not pledging to accept the results didn't accept the results of the election, and burned down cities that voted for Hillary, making everyone there poorer.

The Democrat Party was built on the blood of people of color, from the trail of tears to the whip of the slave holders.

When I ran successfully for the state senate five times, I tried hard never to promise things I couldn't deliver. For example, I promised to fight against spending and tax increases. People often heard what they wanted, turning that into as pledge to lower taxes, as though one GOP senator in a Senate with 6 other Republicans and 33 Democrats could do that.  In my old age I have conceded that you cannot get elected President by telling the truth about economics or what is possible. Lying, however, doesn't automatically get you elected because the other candidate is also lying and promising pain-free utopia.

What makes people "Native Americans"? Their ancestors immigrated here before yours did.

So far, and contrary to the predictions of the left, all of the "hate crime" attacks on people and property have come from anti-Trump thugs on the left, who are attacking people who didn't have much if anything to do with Trump getting elected. If Hillary had won and Trump supporters had rioted, would Obama be as silent?

Perhaps the reason that I never rose higher than the state senate is that I'm congenitally incapable of doing "solemn" and "pompous" with any degree of conviction.

Saw a "Give Away" magazine titled The Journey of Aging. I've got news for them. It's more like a fall down a rocky cliff with nothing good at the bottom.

Ambidextrous, adj. The ability to successfully run for office as a conservative after decades of supporting liberal politicians and progressive policies.

Greed is the best bait.

Raising a riot is easy. Raising a crop or a family is hard.

"In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, Brain is so highly regarded that it is exempted from the cares of (public) office." --Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.

A local high school gave students a test on which appeared this question:  "Gender is determined by___________" The correct answer? "Culture," you cisnormative bigot.

Many savage tribes believe in human sacrifice, including the Tribe of Liberals, who are always itching to sacrifice you, your family, your well-being and your finances to their God of the State so they can feel self-righteous.

I haven't heard President Obama say that, "Republicans are on the wrong side of history" lately.

“Universities are the boot camps for political correctness. Whereas you arrive at the U.S. Marine Corps Basic Training Camp a wimp, and emerge eight weeks later a Marine, you arrive at university uninformed, and emerge four years later misinformed.” ~ Tim Murray 

Racist, n. Someone of a different ethnic heritage who won't do what I want.

"Money is the root of all evil." And thieves, marketers and the government see it as their duty to protect you from evil by relieving you of it.

Gerrymandering is despised when the other party does it, but tolerated as the means to a good end when your party does it.

Dr. Ed Gutteling on the electoral college: The Cubs beat the Indians 4:3 in games in the World Series, but the Indians scored more runs than the Cubs did. Is that fair? Trump beat Hillary 309 : 232 electoral votes, but it looks like Trump lost to Hillary in total votes (still final tally not for several weeks) 60,265,858 to 60,839,922, or 574,064= 0.47%. ALL of that margin can be attributed to California alone. Should we all just be their colony? Hillary won 47.8% of the votes, Trump 47.3%. I.E.: 52.2% of all voters in America voted AGAINST Hillary for someone else. Trump won more total votes in 30 states, Hillary won only 20 states. Trump won over 50% of the votes in 24 states, Hillary in only 11. So all that needs to be considered, in "what's fair" in this election. Aloha, Ed.

I heard a report that the top 20 fake election news stories received far more shares, likes and comments on Facebook than the top 20 real stories. No surprise there.

Liberals think of Social Engineering as a hard science.

If you want your children to grow up to enjoy the fruits of their own labors, be sure they learn well the old tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Progressives.

I suspect most of my liberal friends and relatives block or delete my posts and comments on Facebook, though being open minded I allow and read theirs.

One of the great advances in pharmacology is the senior-proof cap for pill bottles.

After the conventions, I read about a liberal guy who had "Bernie" tattooed on his wiener. After the election I saw a photo on Facebook, looked legit, of a young fellow who had tattooed on his back in two or three inch letters, "Trump is not my fucking president." I'm not big on tattoos, but to get one about a candidate, pro or con, of any persuasion, is a special kind of stupid. These guys will be reminded of Bernie and Trump long after there are other candidates, campaigns and issues.

Recently the holder for my flip phone wore out, so I got one that clipped on my belt. Bad idea. Waiting for my brother outside the mall, I dropped it and didn't notice--until a cop called on it to tell us she had it at the station, where we retrieved it. I discarded the holder. A week later, Bonnie and I were in Kohl's Store. We found a smart phone in the bottom of the black cart. Couldn't call the person, as we didn't know the pass code, but I turned it in to customer service where I presume it will be returned. What goes around....

Sunday, November 20. Arose for church. Temperature 23 degrees. Wind chill 12 degrees. The start of winter? A month away. Indigenous People Summer is apparently over.

When I was a boy, my dad told me anyone can grow up to be president. After Obama and Trump, I believe it.

Riot, n. A form of group entertainment in which the participants, in order to protest some perceived offense, destroy the property, health and/or lives of people around them who had no part in giving the offense, thus impoverishing their own neighborhoods.

Saying all whites are racist is as dumb as saying all blacks are lazy or stupid or thugs or welfare cheats.

I didn't vote for Trump; I wrote in Evan McMullin. But it is clear that if Trump nominated Jesus to his cabinet, the left and the media (redundant I know) would declare Jesus an extremist biased against money changers.

"Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a conflict of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.

I retired three years ago and I still hate Mondays. I've been retired three years. Looking at our retirement fund, if the market holds, we can live another 12 years.

Hillary proves that liberals are wrong. In real life not everyone gets a trophy.

There are some people who, if you get a letter, call or email from them, you know it's nothing good.

The average super wealthy Hollywood celebrity uses more fresh water to water the lawn than many third world villages get in a week or two. The average celebrity puts more carbon into the air in a week than you and I do in a year. And then they have the nerve to lecture us about global warming and the poor.

As part of my health routine, I have to record my weight every morning. Thanksgiving morning: 172.2. Friday the day after: 171.3. Discipline!

The way the healthcare field is expanding, with more organizations spreading their reach, I expect in ten years Walgreen's will do walk-in kidney transplants.

The churches keep trying to inject religion into Christmas, spoiling the commercialism of the season.

Apparently some Blacks think they need segregated "safe spaces" on campus to keep blacks safe. Sure. Like they are safe in heavily black places like South Chicago, East St. Louis, Baltimore, New Orleans and Camden, NJ. Bull Conner. Harry Byrd, George Wallace and other anti-Black Democrats would be proud of them.

November 26, Castro dead. I'm betting there will be an outpouring of praise and honors from the left. After all, he ran the left's dream state. Only one party allowed. No freedom of the press or of speech. Opponents jailed or shot without trial. it's what the left wishes it had the power to establish in every country and does in every country where it gets the power, from the USSR, to China to Vietnam to Venezuela.  (November 28. I was right, but it was easy to predict.)

Michael Moore, the bulbous blowhard, did a documentary praising Cuba over healthcare and slamming America, the country that made him rich. I wish he'd move to Cuba and make a documentary critical of the government. He'd learn what an all-powerful socialist state means to freedom. The hard way.

"What the Army sociologists, with their clipboards and their questions and their meta-analyses, were slow to understand was that courage was love." Sebastian Junger, War.

People say, "I was blown away," with no real concept of what it really means. For example, "Seeing Dave again blew me away." Why not, "Seeing Dave again was like being shot in the head," or "Seeing Dave again was like a sucking chest wound."

Internet Joke: "Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans took away their slaves in 1865."

It's hard to tell if the progressives are grieving more over Hillary's defeat or Castro's death.

I'm not upset about Jill Stein asking for a recount in Wisconsin. Historically, the person ahead is more likely to gain votes in a recount. In 1972, I went from being nine up before the recount to winning by 126. And the millions progressives are giving her won't be available to give to progressive candidates in the future. Wisconsin van use the money.

If a less qualified white gets a job over a more qualified black, it's racism. If a less qualified black gets a job over a more qualified white, it's affirmative action.

A legislator voting to fund Planned Parenthood or a citizen voting for a pro-choice candidate, while saying they are personally against abortion, is like sending money to ISIS while saying you are personally against terrorism.

Left wing therapists are happy with Trump. Requests for therapy appointments have reportedly soared from grieving snowflakes.

Get the collection! My “Random Thoughts” from 2008 through July, 2013 are collected in this book: The Old Jarhead's Journal: Random Thoughts on Life, Liberty, and Leadership by Robert A. Hall
The Old Jarhead’s Journal is a collection of Random Thoughts on politics and life and Conservative Political Essays, mostly published on the author’s blog, including the essay “I’m Tired” which went viral on the Internet in 2009, “The Hall Platform,” “This I Believe,” and “Why I’m a Republican.” While they will be of interest to conservative thinkers, they are collected here in book form as a service to readers who wish to give a copy to favorite liberals and watch their heads explode. All royalties are donated to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

*****

Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam Veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate. He is the author of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic. http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Collapse-American-Republic-prevent/dp/1461122538/ref=sr_1_5?s=booksandie=UTF8andqid=1304815980andsr=1-5

Cheese

Apparently eating cheese could be the key to a longer life

Gun toting Granny

Gun-Toting Granny Foils Armed Robbery

B ad deal for taxpayers?

Worth Reading: The Winners and Losers of the Carrier Deal

Friendship

After Trump: Can Bipartisan friendships be saved?
Excerpt: There was a link to a Slate article called “There’s No Such Thing as a Good Trump Voter.” Yes, that’s the spirit, you campaigners for diversity and tolerance!

Doublespeak

Liberal doublespeak: Words that don’t mean what they say

Germany

German intelligence officer 'arrested over Islamist plot' raising fears the spy agency has been infiltrated
Born and raised a German, converts to Islam at age 49, and decides to totally betray his own society, his co-workers, his family and start passing sensitive info to jihadists so they can bomb his agency's offices.... it doesn't get any worse than this. Jihadism is truly a mental illness that gets spread somehow and is more deadly than the Black Plague. And we're not supposed to have agents watching the Muslim communities and listening for suspicious activities? We have agents all over the tiny groups of KKK and other crazies, nobody worries about that, and they haven't killed anyone in a long time. Double standard much? --Del

Saudi hacked

Destructive Hacks Strike Saudi Arabia, Posing Challenge to Trump
Excerpt: Although a probe by Saudi authorities is still in its early stages, the people said digital evidence suggests the attacks emanated from Iran. That could present President-elect Donald Trump with a major national security challenge as he steps into the Oval Office.

The media

BBC - Culture - The 'outrageous' 40-year-old film that predicted the future

Why read?

James “Mad Dog” Mattis Explains Why You Must Read

Just because our guy won

Worth Reading: Just Because 'Our Guy' Won. By Larry Elder
Excerpt: Just because "our guy" won, Economics 101 hasn't been repealed. Donald Trump is still a populist, not a fiscal conservative or a states' rights federalist. Trump's waffling on minimum wage is as disturbing as him saying, as he did on "60 Minutes," that we should keep "the strongest assets" of Obamacare — coverage for pre-existing conditions and "children living with their parents for an extended period." Insurance, by definition, guards against unknown risks, not known ones. And what's the difference between Donald Trump's proposal for "infrastructure investing" and President Barack Obama's "stimulus"? I'm old enough to remember when we called it "pork." President Ronald Reagan had no such spending program, and when President Bill Clinton attempted a "stimulus," Congress stopped him. Government spends. It does not "invest." As a percent of GDP, we already spend more on infrastructure than does the European Union. And Trump wants to "invest" more?! (It would appear I have been a little bent on political rhetoric last week – as with this one….. Larry Elder is a conservative columnist. I would add (as a casual point of interest) that he also happens to be the son of a Marine veteran. Elder provides a very good alert article. --GJ)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Quoted by the left

The "Isthmus" is a far left Madison free weekly newspaper: Happiness is a Dane County Republican. By Bill Lueders

Excerpt: Lindgren introduces me to Robert Hall, who could give those guys in the Dos Equis commercials a run for their money as the most interesting man in the world. He was a Marine in Vietnam, has worked for professional associations all over the country, and his business card lists interests including “Sonnets,” “Jacobite Plots” and “Lost Causes.” Hall, 70, resigned from the county party’s board this year because he could not stomach Trump. Looking to the future, he says, “I have low expectations, and I hope that I’m wrong for the sake of the country.” Why is Hall so down on The Donald? Trump, he says, has been “a lifelong liberal” who supported abortion rights, dissed guns and gave money to Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. “He was everything that I despise,” says Hall, who remains “unconvinced by his sudden conversion to conservatism.” (Good article. ~Bob)

we'll pick up where we left off

Worth Seeing: 'We'll Pick-Up Where We Left Off': Military Homecomings You Can't Miss

Free Coverage


reasons


Draining progressive pockets


Tolerant Liberals

Navy Vet's Home Vandalized, Torched by Anti-Trump Extremists. Word "cracker" spray painted on house in yet another hate crime attack. Paul Joseph Watson
Excerpt: A Navy veteran with two young children had his home vandalized with anti-Trump graffiti and racial slurs both inside and out before it was set on fire in yet another shocking example of the anti-Trump hate crime wave sweeping America. Matthew Smith, who flies three flags in front of his house in Plant City, Florida, the American flag, the POW Flag, and the Navy flag, says he was targeted for his political beliefs. "It's not what I expected out of America," Smith told Fox 13. "It should be us figuring problems out together." The word "cracker" was also spray painted on the house, suggesting that the crime was racially motivated and most likely carried out by 'Black Lives Matter' supporters.

Toys for Tots

Marine Christmas

Vietnam Healing Foundation

I contribute.~Bob:

You know, in a way I really hate to send this out. By making contributions to a few good charities I have gotten on a bunch of mailing lists and probably get at least 3-4 charity requests every week, sometimes that many in a day. I get really tired of the blizzard of requests for money, especially when I know that so many charities have "overheads" that mean maybe 20% of the contribution will really get to a needy person.

But we keep the VHF overhead down to under 5%, so what we get in winds up buying medicine and rice and other essentials for people who very badly need it. All this because of the dedicated people here and in Viet Nam who work hard only out of concern for the old cripples and their families living in dire poverty.

We are still trying to expand the number of people we help, bit by bit. More have passed on, including the man I went to see last year. His wife sent me a very moving letter, that my visit raised his spirits for the first time in years and made him feel honored again, and that he had fought in a good cause. Perhaps that was more important than the money I gave him.

It's been a tough year in tough times for a lot of people. But I hope you can consider even a small contribution to VHF. Every dollar goes a long way over there. The mailing address is below, or you can go to the website and use PayPal if that's easier. Many thanks, and Merry Christmas. -Del

VHF
PO Box 82
Holly Springs, NC 27540
www.thevhf.org

Carrier

Trump Saved Jobs at Carrier by Making the Same Deal American Politicians Always Make

Wind God

Mexico archaeologists find temple to wind god beneath supermarket
A wind Gd would be popular in Washington. ~Bob

Rural dems

Rural Democrats: Party Ignored Us, Suffered the Consequences

Regs

New EPA rules push regulatory costs past $1 trillion, $3,080 per person.

China

China Builds Deep Water Seaport in Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand. By Michael Benge
Excerpt: President Obama’s pipe dream policy of using Vietnam to contain China, which was conjured up years ago by two Senate Johns – Kerry and McCain – is falling apart. This should not surprise anyone who has compared the populations and economies of these two nations. While U.S. Southeast Asia policy has myopically focused on China’s growing occupation of and base construction on the South China Sea Islands, China has made a Hail Mary pass by building a new deep-water port in Cambodia. Many strategists see this as part of China’s gun-boat subversion scheme to claim a vast economic exclusion zone, controlling shipping, fishing, energy production, and even air travel within one of the world’s busiest transportation corridors. (Sadly, it's all bad news for the Cambodians and ultimately for everyone in SEAsia. I wish I saw any way the USA could do something about this horrific mess, but that is way past unlikely, more like unthinkable. --Del)

A Liberal's Guide

Maureen Dowd: Liberals' guide from my brother
http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-opinion/article/Maureen-Dowd-Liberals-guide-from-my-brother-10637415.php
I think Dowd deserves respect for passing this on. And I really like her brother's article. --Del

Diversity

OSU Diversity Officer Urges Compassion for Somali Terrorist Who Attacked Students
This comes under the heading again of "you can't make this stuff up". Sympathy for the crazed would-be killer of fellow students, really? Wow, she does live in another reality. That's just the kind of "Diversity Officer" every school needs.... right! --Del

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Why the increase in racial division?

“I had begun to see a new map of the world, one that was frightening in its simplicity, suffocating in its implications. We were always playing on the white man's court, Ray had told me, by the white man's rules. If the principal, or the coach, or a teacher, or Kurt, wanted to spit in your face, he could, because he had power and you didn't. If he decided not to, if he treated you like a man or came to your defense, it was because he knew that the words you spoke, the clothes you wore, the books you read, your ambitions and desires, were already his. Whatever he decided to do, it was his decision to make, not yours, and because of that fundamental power he held over you, because it preceded and would outlast his individual motives and inclinations, any distinction between good and bad whites held negligible meaning.” 
― Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Trade

Rapes

Coming soon to your neighborhood: 180 rapes, assaults and robberies by migrants in just ONE German city
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/736402/violence-against-women-german-refugees-rape-sexual-assault-robberies-stuttgart-battered

War here


Hamas


Blame the gun

LOL!! Tim Kaine. It was a car and a knife, not a gun! The gun stopped the attacker.

Che on Negros


Ban the veil?

Must Read: A horrifying look into the mind of 9/11’s mastermind, in his own words

Must Read: A horrifying look into the mind of 9/11’s mastermind, in his own words
Excerpt: But perhaps the most riveting part of the book is what KSM told Mitchell about what inspired al-Qaeda to attack the United States — and the U.S. response he expected. Today, some on both the left and the right argue that al-Qaeda wanted to draw us into a quagmire in Afghanistan — and now the Islamic State wants to do the same in Iraq and Syria. KSM said this is dead wrong. Far from trying to draw us in, KSM said that al-Qaeda expected the United States to respond to 9/11 as we had the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut — when, KSM told Mitchell, the United States “turned tail and ran.” He also said he thought we would treat 9/11 as a law enforcement matter, just as we had the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania and the USS Cole in Yemen — arresting some operatives and firing a few missiles into empty tents, but otherwise leaving him free to plan the next attack. “Then he looked at me and said, ‘How was I supposed to know that cowboy George Bush would announce he wanted us ‘dead or alive’ and then invade Afghanistan to hunt us down?’” Mitchell writes. “KSM explained that if the United States had treated 9/11 like a law enforcement matter, he would have had time to launch a second wave of attacks.” He was not able to do so because al-Qaeda was stunned “by the ferocity and swiftness of George W. Bush’s response.” But KSM said something else that was prophetic. In the end, he told Mitchell, “We will win because Americans don’t realize . . . we do not need to defeat you militarily; we only need to fight long enough for you to defeat yourself by quitting.”

Trump's Cabinet

Let’s Not Jinx It, But This Incoming Cabinet Looks Pretty Darn Good So Far. By Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt
Let’s take a look at this Trump administration cabinet so far: Attorney General: Senator Jeff Sessions. Secretary of Health and Human Services: Representative Tom Price. Secretary of Transportation: Former secretary of labor Elaine Chao. Secretary of Education: Philanthropist Betsy DeVos. Ambassador to the United Nations: Governor Nikki Haley. White House Chief of Staff: RNC chair Reince Priebus. National Security Adviser: Former Defense Intelligence Agency director Michael Flynn. CIA Director: Representative Mike Pompeo. Treasury Secretary: Banker Steven Mnunchin. Secretary of Commerce: Financier Wilbur Ross. Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Indiana health-policy consultant Seema Verma.
We may quibble with a few here and there, but overall it’s a really good group, particularly considering the perceived limited circle of connections and talent around Trump during the campaign. By and large, this is a pretty darn conservative cabinet, and one that’s sufficiently experienced, professional, knowledgeable, and prepared for the massive tasks before them. In fact, if any of the other 16 Republican presidential candidates had won, it’s easy to picture some of these same names appearing in those alternative Republican cabinets. What’s more, there’s still quite a bit of experienced managerial and legislative talent walking through the lobby of Trump Tower these days: Mitt Romney, David Petraeus, Rick Perry, retired general James Mattis, Representative Marsha Blackburn, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin.

Fox News to blame?

Obama: 'Fox News in Every Bar and Restaurant' Hurt Dems With Voters
Excerpt: "And I think that part of it has to do with our inability, our failure, to reach those voters effectively. Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country,... (Just another lie: most places with a TV: bars, airports. gyms, restaurants all have CNN on. Could it be that people are simply fed up with the same old Democrat crap and voted for a change ? Dems are whining sore losers and blame everything on something else. They can't admit their failure is due to their failure. --JB) Bars usually have a sports channel. Obama has servants to bring him drinks, doesn't need to go to a bar. Never will. ~Bob

Voter Fraud?

'Voter fraud'? California man finds dozens of ballots stacked outside home
Excerpt: Jerry Mosna was gardening outside his San Pedro, Calif., home Saturday when he noticed something odd: Two stacks of 2016 ballots on his mailbox. The 83 ballots, each unused, were addressed to different people, all supposedly living in his elderly neighbor’s two-bedroom apartment.( of course, The votes could have gone either way. --JB)

Castro

A hope that Castro’s death allows Cubans to finally confront their tragic past
Excerpt: Fidel Castro, when he died Nov. 25, left behind him a nation that does not, in any public space, mourn or even acknowledge the 5,600 Cubans who died in front of Castro’s firing squads, or the 1,200 murdered in “extrajudicial assassinations,” or any of those who were jailed, tortured or died escaping his regime. No Cuban has been allowed to publish, in Cuba, a true history of his populist revolution, one that repressed and murdered the existing elite in order to put an even more vicious and more incompetent elite in its place. Because Cubans have limited Internet access, they can’t access the Cuba Archive, an online record of the Cubans murdered by the Castro regime, or any of the books and articles written about the country overseas. There is no hall of memory for the victims, as there is at Ground Zero, and their names are not carved into any stones.

Pelosi


Killing a Marine

Biased Recount?

Dem Party email raises recount integrity concerns in liberal Dane County. By M.D. Kittle
Excerpt: A Democratic Party email calling for temporary workers to man a massive and unprecedented presidential election recall effort in Dane County had Republicans crying foul this week. The Democratic Party of Dane County advised that County Clerk Scott McDonell was looking for temp workers beginning Thursday to help check over 316,000 ballots cast in this month’s election.

Drain the Swamp

dearborn, 2016

Navy

‘I Go Where I Please:’ Unshackle Navy To Reply To Iran
It's well past time to stop pussyfooting around those who seek deliberately to harass our naval vessels in international waters. The answer is to boldly go wherever we wish in those areas, as often and as slow or as fast as we wish, and respond to threats and harassment with clear, unequivocal actions. Buzz close to our ships and you get one warning shot, if you don't turn away right then, in three seconds you get one right through the hull into the engine compartment and we watch you sink and then pull your sailors out of the water to parade them around looking wet and unhappy. Send a missile in our direction and the site gets obliterated within minutes if not seconds. Make it simple, we go where we please but not deliberately provoking anyone, and if you leave us alone, we leave you alone. If you come at us, we come at you, in spades. As the Bible says, the "strong man armed" doesn't get challenged much. We've always been armed, but we haven't been strong for too many years. Time to go back to simple rules and old mottoes.... "Don't Tread On Me". --Del

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tolerant Liberals



10 Reasons Left-Wingers Cut Trump Voters From Their Lives
Excerpt: The Times acknowledges that this phenomenon is one-sided, saying, "Democrats have dug in their heels, and in some cases are refusing to sit across the table from relatives who voted for President-elect Donald J. Trump."
A number of people who voted for Trump called my show to tell me that their daughters had informed them that they would no longer allow their parents to see their grandchildren. And one man sent me an email reporting that his brother-in-law's mother told him that she "no longer had a son." (My orthodox liberal brother has un-friended me and my other brother on Facebook, and we didn't even vote for Trump. Just didn't vote for Hillary. ~Bob)

The Flag

OUR FLAG FLAP

OSU

OSU jihadi: “By Allah, I am willing to kill a billion infidels”
Excerpt: Why didn’t the Muslims who saw this message report Artan to the police or the FBI?

Better


the Left


Printing Money

Venezuelan Hyperinflation Means Money No Longer Fits Wallets
Excerpt: The crashing Venezuelan economy has put consumers between a rock and a hard place. Shortages have caused prices to increase dramatically while, at the same time, the value of the Venezuelan currency has plummeted. The result is that wallets are no longer large enough to contain the wad of banknotes that are necessary to buy even small, everyday items. According to the Washington Post, the exchange rate is so bad that the largest Venezuelan banknote, a 100 bolivar bill, is worth only about 5 US cents on the black market, far less than the official exchange rate of 10 bolivars to the dollar. That means that common items are increasingly out of reach for Venezuelans. A pack of cigarettes currently sells for about 2,000 bolivars, the current equivalent of $1 US. This transaction alone would require the exchange of 20 of the 100 bolivar bills. (The end result of statism--the government prints money, destroying any wealth left in the country. ~Bob)

Sad

The Left Is Sad That OSU Attacker Was An Observant Muslim

Blog Page Views



I checked my blog pageviews on November 29. Here is the previous week's totals:

Entry
Pageviews
France
5660
United States
3928
Norway
1340
Netherlands
217
Romania
197
Germany
144
Poland
120
Ukraine
56
Belgium
52
South Korea
46

Secretary Price

Great Choice: Trump names Obamacare critic Tom Price to key role
I know Tom Price. He's an orthopaedic surgeon, spoke at our AAHKS conference twice. I've been to fund raisers for him and talked to him several times. Good guy, very bright. He filed solid Obamacare replacement bills for years, starting before the media and left were saying "The Republicans have no alternative to Obamacare." Now he can take the lie to them. ~Bob

Monday, November 28, 2016

Fake News

Trump

Don’t Let Donald Trump Clintonize the GOP. By David French
Excerpt:Unless Donald Trump significantly changes course, conservatives should get ready for a wild, inconsistent, and exhausting four years. With the exception of short periods of quiet caused by desperate political necessity, the president-elect’s governing philosophy seems relatively simple: He does what he wants, when he wants. We’ve seen this movie before. It starred Bill and Hillary Clinton. This doesn’t mean that Trump will have a free hand in policy. The Clintons certainly didn’t. After all, the American system boxes in a president, imposing comprehensive checks on his power. Just ask President Obama. He came into office promising to stop the rise of the oceans; he leaves with a legacy that features one unpopular social reform (Obamacare) and a collection of regulations and executive orders that Trump can unwind with the stroke of a pen.