Kathy Griffin gave us the best (and maybe only) laugh of her tacky career as a Left-Wing comedian when she hastened to apologize for her stunt with what appeared to be President Trump’s severed head. Because in her hurry she decided to forego her extensive make-up and studio hair and what we saw looked like an 80 year old harridan with a lifelong drinking problem In fact Trump’s head looked like it had more life in it.
Montana GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte narrowly defeated Democratic challenger Rob Quist early Friday morning despite being charged with assault for “body slamming” a reporter.
And that’s the way of it ,we have to take America back, one body slam at a time.
Roger Moore was a spectacular James Bond. But before that my wife and I with six children finally in bed asleep made a special little routine out of watching re-runs of The Saint each evening on our black and white TV at 11:00 PM. We’d make popcorn on the stove (no microwave then). ask ourselves “where will be be tonight?” and then after the hour fell into bed exhausted. Great and simple entertainment, our only entertainment at the time, and I miss it. Moore also shone in The Wild Geese with Richard Burton and Richard Harris (watch it and now that I have it in mind I will again too). Never morose and never took himself seriously. God Bless Him for the happiness he gave us.
R.I.P. my friend.
Ralph Peters is a patriot, has much to offer in commentary because he’s a straight shooter and one can, and I do, really admire the guy and his Civil War Novels Here. But the good colonel hates Putin with an undying passion and it blinds him. One example is his recent embrace of the new French President Macron. Here is what Peters, in part, prior to the last round of voting in La Belle France, had to say.
Even in today’s embittered, conflict-ridden world, the news is sometimes plain good. That was the case after Sunday’s first-round vote for president in France. Of the top four contenders, only one, Emmanuel Macron, has been pro-NATO, pro-European Union, pro-US and anti-Putin. He also had the audacity to tell the French they actually have to work, if they want a stronger economy.
Well who gives a rat’s ass about either NATO or the European Union? Trump had it right the first time about NATO, its day is over. The EU has an economy about the size of America’s and is therefore well able to defend itself again a Russia with not even a quarter of that GDP. Besides it’s strongest member is Germany for godsakes and not being able to to militarily dominate central Europe has never, never, never been Germany’s problem.
And while Colonel Peters focuses like a Moray eel chasing a halibut on the threat Putin’s unabashedly Christian Russia may offer Europe the western part of that landmass is busily surrendering to Moslem colonization. Why should we defend that? Of course there is always Poland and nobody wants to see the Poles run under again but Poland won’t last in the EU, it wants to stay Caucasian and Christian, as does Hungary and both will inevitably make common cause with Russia in order to do that. And let’s be honest about Russian “aggression” it did invade the Crimea and the Eastern Ukraine but both those areas are historically Russian and have Russian populations.
It’s not like Putin has been trying to grab Portugal.
And insofar as Macron goes the man is an insane baby. For one thing he believes that a better, safer, happier world will result if the political process is balanced exactly between competing groups. So the candidates for the National Assembly his new party En Marche will field will be one half men, one half women, one half Conservative and one half Socialist/Communist. I don’t know if they’re going to be one half tall and one half short, one half brunette and one half blond, one half fat and skinny, but I wouldn’t put it past him.
So Colonel please get a grip because the fact was that there was no candidate in the French election with any hope of winning who was any good, French politics and political thought being as it is, as it always has been, – screwed up beyond imagining in addition to the nation itself being the source of world’s most enthusiastic and prolific bureaucrats. Not to mention an avalanche of wacko ideas like building only half a Maginot Line or priding itself on providing the world with the slogan Liberty, Equality, Fraternity while cutting thousands of heads off.
Photo is Colonel Peters at Gettysburg.
What’s important to remember is that Academia, the MSM and the Left-Wing kindergarten drum circle the Democrat Party has become are not acting like this because they’re like people on the upswing. Or even comfortable in the status quo. Instead they’re lashing out like people on the way out. Trying to prove how important and powerful they still are by making things up, by preening and crowing and smashing library windows at Berkeley.
But it’s not working. And they’re frightened. In the case of Academia because they understand all too well that the moment political winds allow employers (including the government) to rank potential hires and hire them based upon general knowledge tests* then it doesn’t matter how an individual is educated and the value of the silly Liberal Arts Degrees American colleges and universities are busy selling at $200,000 a pop, plunges asymptotically. And so since Trump is the symbol of this possible shift into open territory (i.e. a free market in education), they have to take him and his acolytes down by any means possible. In the matter of the MSM they’re already in open territory with the Internet eating them alive with independent news forums, blogs and its direct streaming of shows to computers, tablets and phones. And so they hope against hope that another Watergate, another presidential take-down, will give them a new lease on life. And as far at the Democrats themselves go in selling their soul to the identitarian devil they’ve made certain that every Hernandez who marries an O’Shaughnessy immediately switches party and that every Black working sooner or later does to. Which means they have no place to go but down. And they see that.
Nearby, United Kingdom I teach and I am constantly shocked by the lack of general knowledge students have.
There’s something about water and rocks. I know from my course in limnology long ago that a stream is an alien world people populated by scary looking creatures. Really scary like hellgrammites, savage Dragonfly pupae or the killer crawfish. Luckily they are all only a few inches long and they are all eaten themselves by the alert trout that marvelously brave and proud looking tasty fish which evolved in the moraines of the glaciers. Or the Bass, Pickerel and Crappie.
Which in turn I hunt and eat.
So whenever I look at a stream I ponder the romance of that swirling world dropping its way to the sea through worn the down mountains and it’s rocks and leafy dark forests, sunny vales and course, the still bog.
See story in Daily Mail Here. But what this Blog learned is that the Federal Government is going to simulate a nuclear blast equivalent to ten thousand tons of TNT over New York City by detonating ten thousand tons of TNT over the Left-Wing City of San Francisco and if it works the way Steve Bannon hopes it will the next simulation in the Gotham Shield Series will occur over Chicago. Then in no particular order Ann Arbor, East ST Louis, Baltimore, Ferguson Missouri and Philadelphia.
In a gracious, let bygones be bygones gesture by the Trump Administration has invited all the Democrat Party Congressmen to return home for these festive events.
Watching Republicans trying to pass a health care bill reminded me of the popular fantasy Robert Heinlein1 incorporated into his famous sci-fi novel Glory Road. In it Oscar’s true love Star the Empress of Twenty Galaxies had a choice to make whenever a new law was proposed. Either approve the danged thing (rarely the first pick) or execute the man dumb enough to offer it up. There was no middle way.
A practice which has a certain logic because a new law, despite the advertising, almost never works out in favor of those whose labor or taxes support the government.
That much like the ancient Egyptians carved the length of the Son God’s golden arm into the Cubit2 Stone and decreed all the empire’s measurements must derive from it, our career politicians measure all legislation against a rule which states that anyone already receiving a government check must continue to receive it. Forever.
Which is why the government keeps reinsuring and reinsuring and paying for and paying for the destroyed luxury beach front properties built on hurricane-bait sandbars a mile offshore. It’s why when we know that subsidizing single mothers leads to horrendous social pathologies we will ignore their behavior and continue to send them checks. Then more checks
And of course it was exactly with this standard of guaranteed entitlements that Paul Ryan began with, he said, to “repeal” Obamacare. That is by insisting that the twenty million people having health care premiums paid by Obamacare, are untouchable. There is a program to give poor people medical coverage called Medicaid but that’s neither here nor there. There’s an underground economy in this country which in toto may be greater than the entire economy of Japan and a huge chunk of these people invisibly draw some or all of their income from that source but that’s neither here nor there. And the appalling truth that while twenty million may have gained coverage a far greater number of working people lost it by having their deductible jump to $5, 000 or $10,000 or more, money they don’t have, is neither here nor there either.
Even the fact that few of these twenty million recipients voted Republican in the last election doesn’t matter.
Because almost every politician believes that they could paint giant Duke-of-Hazzards style Confederate flags on the top of their government limousines and expose themselves to the next group of Iowa high school girls touring the Capitol Rotunda and still stand a better chance of surviving politically than they would if they took someone’s check away. Anyone’s check. Because do it, vote to take school lunch money away from parents who make over $250,000 a year they’ll be accused of starving kids. Vote to defund Planned Parenthood they’ll be accused of denying vulnerable women vital medical services. Vote to defund the going nowhere in their sustainable energy research government supported algae farms and you’ll be accused of being in the pay or big oil so on.
Better not to try. Besides it’s not like they’re giving their own money away.
And so in Washington’s Looney-Tune world once someone gets a government check they’re locked in. Even those millionaires building their beachfront homes in hurricane alley. Indeed they stand about as much chance of being defunded as Congress itself.
But here’s the sad part, a tragedy really. Donald J. Trump is not a politician – its why we elected him. He didn’t have get behind Paul Ryan’s insane plan to tweak Obamacare just enough that he and the Republican Party would wind up owning that disaster. President Trump could have just stuck with his campaign trail arguments and advocated a free market in health care and so maybe in that way, kill the beast outright. He could even elected to do nothing and let Obamacare implode.
But he didn’t.
Despite the fact that the worst which could happen was that at the end of four years he’d be living back in his gold encrusted four story penthouse in the sky.
- The best-selling author of The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress the famous Conservative/Libertarian cult novel about the revolt of the Moon against the Earth’s oppressive rule. As well as many other titles.
- Yes, this is the source of the Biblical measurement and at something like a yard probably the origin of Imperial Measurements and so (more or less) the system used by the only nation able put a man on the Moon. A point you should make when your ten year old son or daughter comes home all in a tizzy about the new and much more modern and logical Metric System their teacher is pushing.