UPDATE: Halfway There! The Escape From San Francisco Fundraiser to Help Get the Daily Pundit Out of California And Back to America
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Raised $2,730 towards the $5,000 target.

I always feel squeamish, even embarrassed about these begathons, which is why I don’t run them very often.  Some hold them on an annual basis, but it’s been three years or so since I’ve run one.  Anyway, at least they’re entirely voluntary.  The ice cream, if you want it to be, will remain entirely free for the gobbling.

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve mentioned that I’m planning to leave this benighted city and state, and move back to Indiana, which is actually in America, unlike where I live now. But there are expenses – there are always expenses – and they always seem to be unexpected expenses. In this case, they mostly involve prepping the house for sale. The money you get for selling the house doesn’t help much with getting the joint ready to sell, unfortunately.

So I’m turning to you, my wonderful readers, for help.

I’ll keep track of the progress, if any, with this thermometer, and will keep this post pinned to the top of the page.

You can use one of the links, below, to contribute if you wish to do so.  Of course, anything you care to contribute to my efforts to move out of San Francisco will be greatly – greatly – appreciated.

Please Help Rescue The Daily Pundit…Even A Buck Makes A Difference!

Once again: Thank you so much for any help you see fit to offer.

I’ve gotta get out of this place.

UPDATE: (6/15/16 9:05 PM PDT): I just sent out a large batch of thank you notes. Several of them bounced, almost all of them sent to folks with Microsoft email addys – hotmail, live.com, msn.com. Apparently Microsoft regards my host, Hostgator, as a spam factory (it probably is – it’s so badly administered), and has blocked all mail from Hostgator servers.

I re-sent these notes via gmail. If you got two notes, well, that’s probably why. If you donated and didn’t get anything from me, drop me a note at icebergwtq-at-gmail-dot-com (make appropriate substitutions, and I’ll get back to you promptly. In any event, apologies.

UPDATE:  I thought I’d keep you updated on what your generous donations are going toward in terms of my hoped-for Escape From San Francisco.  Here’s what I’ve done, or at least started to do, so far.

  1.  Arranged to have the rotted out back steps that lead up to my rear patio replaced with concrete ones.  The reason this was job number one is that people coming to see the house via the front door have to pass by a huge pile of trash cans overflowing with r otting garbage, feral cats and raccoons, and squawking ravens and sea-birds.  And the occasional fearless rat the size of one of the cats.  First impressions matter when you’re selling a house.  I’m going to bring folks in through the back, and avoid all of that – at least until they’ve seen the inside of the house first.
  2. Taken bids on the interior repaint job.  Unfortunately necessary, and even with the handyman labor I’ll be using, expensive.
  3. Various minor electrical repairs I’ve been putting off forever because, while irritating, they’re minor.  But I can’t show the house without having them fixed.
  4. I just had some holes in the Pergo floors patched.  A few hundred for that, too.
  5. At some point, I’m going to have to bring in one of those pro cleaning outfits that specializes in prepping a house for showing.  I can do some of it, and I will, but not all of it.
  6. The house has to be “de-cluttered” as a part of the staging process.  Which means I’ll need to put some things in storage until I can have them moved.

I’m still not really close to being able to do everything yet, but at least I’m able to start. So thank you all very much!

UPDATE:  6/20/16:  I’ll be sending out a new batch of thank-you notes sometime today, so if you haven’t gotten a response to your donation yet, just hang on:  It’s coming.  In the meantime, as always, thank you so much!


Off-Topic and General Interest

No-o-o-o-o! Pwease don’t put me back in the archive! I be good, I pwomise!

Link to previous OT thread.

Carbonized Copies
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » I BLAME THE MEDIA: Mass Killings May Have Created Contagion, Feeding on Itself. “The horrifying ra…

It’s called the Copycat Effect.

Nah.  It’s called the Copy Islam Effect.

Couldn’t Happen to a Slimier, More Deserving Guy…
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Ted Cruz Favorability Rating Collapse Confirmed in National and Ohio Post-RNC Convention Polls

An NBC News/Survey Monkey nationwide poll released Tuesday and a PPP survey of Ohio Republicans released Monday confirms the shocking collapse in Cruz’ favorability rating among Republican voters following the convention seen in a CNN/ORC poll released Monday.


“Cruz’s move, however, appears to have backfired. While 60% of Republican voters had a positive impression of the former presidential candidate before the convention, just 33% have one now.”

NBC News/Survey Monkey:

“Ted Cruz, who scored a strong round of boos when he declined to endorse Trump in his speech to the RNC, was not viewed kindly by Republicans voters. Though Cruz finished second in the GOP primary race, just 28 percent of members of his own party now view him favorably; 68 percent now view him unfavorably. Clearly, his performance at the GOP convention was not received well by his party.”

PPP Ohio:

“The biggest loser from the convention is Ted Cruz though. He has an 18/65 favorability rating with Ohio voters, making him by far and away the least popular figure in our poll. Even among Republicans he’s at just 23/61. We asked GOP voters who they would support in a hypothetical primary contest between Trump and Cruz, and Trump wins out 61-19.”

Aw.  Too bad.  Sad.

Media Still Bringing Last Century’s Knife to This Century’s Gunfight
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Don Surber: Negative ads bounce off Trump’s chest

From Sean Trende:

The point here is not that Trump is guaranteed to win. Clinton maintains a large advertising and organizational advantage over Trump. But she has already dumped $50 million in unanswered advertising on his head, with little movement in the polls.

Uh huh.

Jeb spent $159 million against Trump and ended up with three delegate votes and a thorough crushing.

Jeb had “a large advertising and organizational advantage over Trump,” too.  Supposedly.  So did Lyin’ Ted Cruz?

And where are they today?

The same place Hillary Clinton will be on the morning of November 9, 2016:  The garbage heap of political history.

The Dumbass Ceiling
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Cop Killin’ Night at the Democrat National Coven

Note that Trump isn’t really improving; it’s just that Hillary is losing support. It’s still very worrisome that Trump strains to even hit 45% in polls.

Remember when Trump had polling “ceilings?”  Until he broke them.  Good to see this meme being dragged out and beaten like a dead horse again.

And it wasn’t so long ago that you, Ace, were pretty happy whenever you thought Trump was stalled at one of those ceilings.  But now it’s “worrisome.”  Maybe Trump would be putting up better numbers if you and those like you hadn’t been throwing everything including the kitchen sink at him for months on end, in aid of your Tin Texas Messiah.

No, I haven’t forgotten.

Never Mind, Jake – He’s Crazy
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Don Surber: Hatred of Trump pushed George Will off the deep end

Fearing that this scandal may cost Hillary the presidency, Will waltzed into the Twilight Zone.

And yes, Will wants her to be president, of this there is no doubt. Will and the DC conservatives want her to win unanimously (as the deputy editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal put it) so they can take back the party. They are as delusional as Ted Cruz. Nelson Rockefeller did not take back the party after Goldwater’s debacle in 1964.

Will is obsessed.

On Fox News, Will went off the deep end:

BRET BAIER: Both the campaign chair and anybody you talk to, including Senator Murphy would not go down that road once pressed on the connection between Russia and the Trump campaign. But they have thrown it out there. George? 

GEORGE WILL: Well, it’s the sort of thing we might learn if we saw the candidates’ tax returns. Perhaps one more reason why we’re not seeing his tax returns because he is deeply involved in dealing with Russia oligarchs and others. Whether that’s good, bad or indifferent it’s probably the reasonable surmise.

At some point, a wise person would step back and ask, am I too vested in this race?

Will is smart, not wise.

Will is deranged.  Just tiptoe quietly away and let him get on with his extended suicide note.

BJ Knows Best
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A Worry if Hillary Clinton Wins: What to Do With Bill – The New York Times

PHILADELPHIA — If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, Bill Clinton will not become a regular at cabinet meetings, his wife’s advisers say. He will not be invited into the Situation Room. He will step away from his family’s foundation work and may not even have an office in the West Wing, given the undesirable optics of a former president and husband looking over the shoulder of the first female commander in chief.

But the steps Clinton aides are planning to shape his new life do little to address a potentially thornier problem: Historically, when Mr. Clinton does not have a job to do, he gets into trouble.

This is hilarious.  The #VaginaVigilantes and their castrated male counterparts are turning Big Bill into another Dumb Hubby caricature so popular in those circles, the sort of dangerous male dumbo who will “get into trouble” without the firm hand of a woman to guide and control him.

When, of course, without Dumb Hubby Bill, Hillary Clinton would be peddling her cooze for crystal meth in some  D.C. or Chicago backstreet by now.  Everything she has ever been, and everything she might ever become, she owes to William Jefferson Clinton.  So of course she dumps on him.  That’s what you do.

When you’re rotten to the core.

Don’t get me wrong, though.  I’m not weeping for BJ.  I’m laughing at him.  

I Fear That Elton John Is Succumbing to AIDS…Dementia
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Elton John Thinks Trump Presidency Would Somehow Spread AIDS | Truth Revolt

In an interview with Mic, songwriting legend Elton John said he will “fear for the world” succumbing to an AIDS epidemic if Donald Trump is elected president.

“I fear for the world, globally, with the AIDS situation … [if] Donald Trump gets to be president,” John said. “He’ll marginalize people. He’s already doing it.”

The disgusting thing about this is that Donald Trump has always been very kind to Elton John.

Do You Yahoo? Not Any More.
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Bungling, Inc.: Yahoo Sold to Verizon : The Other McCain

Yahoo is arguably the worst-run major company in the history of high tech. In 1998, Yahoo could have bought Google for a mere $1 million. Four years later, after Google was already crushing Yahoo’s search-engine business, Yahoo offered $3 billion for Google, and was turned down. Google wanted $5 billion, but Yahoo wouldn’t pay that much. Google is now worth more than $350 billion. In 2008, Microsoft offered $44 billion for Yahoo, an offer Yahoo rejected. And then on Monday, it was announced Yahoo would be sold to Verizon for a mere $4.8 billion:

I had forgotten just how horribly managed Yahoo actually was.

Its actual value is probably zero.

Obama: Frantic Efforts To Import As Many Illegals As Possible Before Trump Kicks His Ass Out of the White House
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News from The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States amid another surge of migrants caught crossing the border illegally.

White House Deputy Homeland Security Adviser Amy Pope said Tuesday that the administration will expand in-country refugee processing for families coming from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala and launch an effort to temporarily relocate some families facing the greatest threats to Costa Rica.

Yeah, they’ll do this by saying anybody who can make it here is a “legal” immigrant, and even go to central America to look for likely prospects.

Great Career Move There, Sweetums Precious Snowflake (And Welcome to the Real World)
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Jeez. Not even smart enough to call herself “Cindy” for employment purposes.

Sacre Bleu!
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ISIS Butchers Catholic Priest In French Church, Nun in Critical Condition… | The Last Refuge

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack and saying the butchery was carried out by two Islamic State soldiers. The two jihadists were known terror threats and wore ankle monitors, they were later shot by French police. An additional person has been detained as part of investigation.

French President Francois Hollande says he very angry now, and pledges to fight ISIS “using all means possible”.  With the ISIS attacks continuing inside France, Mr. Hollande has not ruled out the need for a sternly worded letter.

Hey, wait a minute there, bub!  That’s just crazypants talk.  I mean, think of the children, for heaven’s sakes!

No, what is really needed is a nice, quiet, peaceful memorial service.  Perhaps run by a Muslim Imam.  That will show them!  (And indeed it would – just not what you assume it’s showing them – but your bellies).

Segregation Rises…Again!
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Whites Ordered to Back of Crowd at Black DNC March » Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

If you’re old enough, this will sound quite familiar.

Stokely Carmichael – Black History – HISTORY.com

As chairman, he turned SNCC in a sharply radical direction, making it clear that white members, once actively recruited, were no longer welcome.

It’s been fifty years, but the black commies are still using the same playbook.

Vox Day Eviscerates Andrew Klavan
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Vox Popoli: Conservatism in ruins

It very much looks to me right now as if Trump is going to lose this election on pure incompetence and mean spirit. That might actually make it easier for conservatives to regroup in the ruins of the Republican Party. If he wins, we may need a new party of our own. But whichever way things go, I think we need to open a discussion about how conservatives can not only remain conservative but also win elections in modern America.

Is he even watching the political conventions? This sort of wishful thinking is why no one should bother paying any attention to a cuckservative like Klavan now or in the future. Conservatism is dying. Its diseased remnants are flocking to the progressives, as we always knew they would. And we watch them go with dry eyes and a grim smile, because we don’t need a bunch of useless cucks and moderates who were always happier shooting at their own side than the enemy.

I have never been a conservative. I will never be a conservative. I am delighted to see the conservative movement crumbling into dust. Conservatives conserve nothing, accomplish nothing, and stand for nothing. They will not defend the Church, they will not defend America, and they will not defend the West.

The Alt Right will. Join us, if you have the steel.

I gave up on the formal “conservative” movement a while back, when I realized that Hot Air was an apt name for what almost all of them were spouting, and that almost none of those politicians they supported ever had any intention of winning the war for America that the Leftists and other Democrats were waging on them.

The most telling line is this:

Conservatism is dying. Its diseased remnants are flocking to the progressives, as we always knew they would.

I didn’t “always know they would,” but I did figure it out a while back:

GOP Donor Class Will Back Hillary If Trump Is the Nominee | Daily Pundit

Seated around the table in the private dining room of the Hotel Bel-Air were several of the West Coast’s most powerful Republican donors, including Ronald Spogli, the venture capitalist and former ambassador to Italy under President George W. Bush; his business partner Bradford Freeman; and Riordan.  

A story that circulated after the lunch was that the donors engaged in a hypothetical question: “If it was Donald Trump running against Hillary Clinton, who would you vote for?”   One version has it that most of the Republicans at the table put their hands up for Clinton.

I posted that back in November of last year, and yes, that includes the GOP “conservative” donor class.  Some of it, at least.  (via pb – thanks!)

Have I Mentioned That Democrats Are America-Hating Scum, and So Are Their Media Megaphones?
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Betsy’s Page: Cruising the Web

In 1984 Ted Kennedy approached the Soviets who were then led by the former KGB head, Yuri Andropov, and tried to negotiate help in opposing Reagan. We found out about Kennedy’s efforts when Yeltsin opened up the Soviet archives in 1991. Sean Davis links to thestory as reported in Forbes.

Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.

“On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov.”

Kennedy’s message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. “The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations,” the memorandum stated. “These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign.”

Kennedy made Andropov a couple of specific offers.

First he offered to visit Moscow. “The main purpose of the meeting, according to the senator, would be to arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA.” Kennedy would help the Soviets deal with Reagan by telling them how to brush up their propaganda.

Then he offered to make it possible for Andropov to sit down for a few interviews on American television. “A direct appeal … to the American people will, without a doubt, attract a great deal of attention and interest in the country. … If the proposal is recognized as worthy, then Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y.V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interviews. … The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side.”

Kennedy would make certain the networks gave Andropov air time–and that they rigged the arrangement to look like honest journalism.

Kennedy’s motives? “Like other rational people,” the memorandum explained, “[Kennedy] is very troubled by the current state of Soviet-American relations.” But that high-minded concern represented only one of Kennedy’s motives.

“Tunney remarked that the senator wants to run for president in 1988,” the memorandum continued. “Kennedy does not discount that during the 1984 campaign, the Democratic Party may officially turn to him to lead the fight against the Republicans and elect their candidate president.”

Kennedy proved eager to deal with Andropov–the leader of the Soviet Union, a former director of the KGB and a principal mover in both the crushing of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the suppression of the 1968 Prague Spring–at least in part to advance his own political prospects.

When this story broke in the 1990s, I was horrified at what seemed as close to treason as I could imagine a prominent American senator getting. But the story was quickly buried and Kennedy kept his prominent and powerful position in American politics and his conduct was barely mentioned in all the hagiographic eulogies when he died.

Now that this story seems to be bubbling up again, you can rest assured that the Democrat Operators with Media Bylines will do everything in their power to quash it back down.

Steve Sailer Points and Laughs
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CNN: “Donald Trump Bounces Into the Lead” | VDARE – premier news outlet for patriotic immigration reform

Steve Sailer July 26, 2016, 12:47 pm 

From the NYT last week:

Of course, it’s also possible that Mr. Trump will not get a convention bounce at all, reflecting perhaps the most disorganized, unpredictable and bizarre convention in decades.


From CNN today: Donald Trump bounces into the lead By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director Updated 6:50 PM ET, Mon July 25, 2016

Donald Trump won a significant post-convention bounce, a new poll shows It shows him ahead of Hillary Clinton in a four-way race and one-on-one

Heh.  And heh, heh.

All is proceeding as I have foretold.

The Meat of the Matter
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Breaking Poll: Trump Takes 9-Point Lead Over Crooked Hillary in Swing State New Hampshire

Donald Trump surged to a 9-point lead over Hillary Clinton in the latest New Hampshire poll for president. Inside Sources reported:

This is more like it.  The election will be won or lost at the state level.  Good to see Trump beginning to surge there.

Today’s Deals At Amazon
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Save at Least 20% on Whynter Portable Air Conditioners


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And here are several links that feature the equivalent of the Amazon Digital Dime Store (for you geezers old enough to remember what a dime store was….).

The Kindle Daily Deal

This Week’s Featured .99 Songs

100 Albums for $5

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These change constantly, so keep clicking the links: You’ll always find something new.

Remember – anything you buy from Amazon through any link on this site puts a commission in my pocket, at no cost to yourself, so thank you very much! Also, arf! from the Presidential Pomeranian.

Or just CLICK THIS LINK to start shopping for anything. Don’t worry – anything you buy through it will pay Daily Pundit a commission! Thanks!

Rasmussen: Democrats Still Deluded About Clinton and Bernie Supporters
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Democrats Think Sanders Voters Likely to Support Clinton – Rasmussen Reports™

Less that half of Democrats feel Hillary Clinton has done enough to win over supporters of her primary rival Senator Bernie Sanders, but most voters in their party still think there’s a good chance Sanders supporters will back Clinton in the fall.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 43% of Likely Democratic Voters believe Clinton has done a good job reaching out to voters in her party who supported Sanders. Thirty-two percent (32%) disagree, while one-in-four Democrats (25%) are undecided

However, 78% of voters in President Obama’s party say it’s at least somewhat likely that Clinton will be able to attract significant support from Democrats who supported Sanders, although only 37% say that’s Very Likely. Still, just 14% say Clinton is unlikely to attract this support, with four percent (4%) who think it’s Not At All Likely.

Among all Likely Voters, only 24% think Clinton has done a good job reaching out to Sanders’ supporters, while 45% disagree. Fifty-seven percent (57%) say it’s likely a significant number of Sanders voters will back Clinton, but just 22% say it’s Very Likely.

Whatever the hell “significant number” means.

All in all, this is a pretty lukewarm piece of news for Cankles and TheBJ.

A Pointless Twatter Exercise
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Twitter Will Answer Your Questions Today At 2PM Pacific Time – Breitbart

Do you have a burning question to ask Twitter? Something about their rampant political censorship, perhaps? Or their blatant double standards? Or why Jack Dorsey has such bad facial hair?

Yeah, I have some questions for Twatter, but I won’t bother asking, because I know they’ll just respond as they always do:  With lies.

The Ugly Truth On Display at the Democrat Convention
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ISIS Ignored: Moral Sickness at the Democratic Convention | PJ Media

Forget the emails. Forget the angry Bernie followers and the various pathetic internecine betrayals.  The real story from day one at the Democratic Convention is that in sixty-one speeches never once did these so-called “liberals” mention terrorism.

The next morning, in fact almost simultaneously, if you take into account the the time zones, an 84-year old priest in Rouen was having his throat cut by ISIS maniacs during morning mass. The Islamic terrorists had him kneel, filming his death as they did their evil work. Nuns were held hostage.

Horrifying as it is, it wasn’t really surprising..  Such happenings have been going on with increased regularity in Germany and France (not to mention Orlando).

Yet the Democrats chose to ignore.  Why?

The answer is simple:  it doesn’t play well for them.  They’re scared it plays better for the Republicans and Donald Trump.  So they don’t mention it.

Also, it doesn’t fit with their morally narcissistic narrative that all religions are equal.

Also, many of them hate America and the west, and secretly approve of these Muslim terror onslaughts as being no more than we “deserve.”

This is the party of “America Last,” and “Make America Minor Again.”

Dems Shocked to Find Buffoon With Orange Muskrat On Head Eating Their Lunch (And Breakfast and Dinner…)
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The Hill: Dems Stunned at Trump’s RNC ‘Bounce’

Alexander Bolton writes in The Hill about the worry among Democrats over GOP nominee Donald Trump’s impressive post-convention poll bounce.

Democrats are alarmed over a cluster of new polls showing Donald Trump enjoying a healthy bounce in support after the Cleveland convention.

Worried Democrats say they thought some of the “dark” themes that Trump and his allies raised in Cleveland wouldn’t gain traction in modern-day America.

Yet a flurry of polls have suggested Trump is ahead, or in a dead heat with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Some Democrats can’t believe they are in a close race.

“It shouldn’t be this close. I don’t think there’s any question that the closeness of this race is cause for everybody to concern himself and recommit themselves to this campaign,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said Monday afternoon.

It’s really, really scary when your bubbles break and reality comes flooding in, isn’t it?

Choke on it, losers.  Ask the #NeverTrumptards.  They’ll tell you all about it.

Let Europe Sink
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ISIS knifemen film themselves murdering French priest in Normandy attack | Daily Mail Online

Islamist knifemen forced priest, 84, to kneel and filmed his death as they slit his throat: Hollande says ‘France is at war with ISIS’ after jihadists storm French church during Mass chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’

  • Priest had throat cut while another hostage is fighting for life after knifemen burst into Normandy church at 9am
  • Reports that one of the attackers shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as they launched attack at Gambetta Church near Rouen
  • Vatican has condemned the ‘barbaric’ killing of the 84-year-old priest and an anti-terror investigation is underway
  • ISIS claim responsibility for the atrocity while Francois Hollande says France is ‘at war’ with the terror group
  • One of the attackers lived locally and had electronic tag having been jailed in France for trying to travel to Syria
  • French authorities revealed this afternoon that they have arrested a third man in connection with the attack

France isn’t “at war with ISIL.” It’s at war with Islam. Until it admits this, and understands the implications of it, it will continue to suffer atrocities like this one.

No, I wouldn’t lift one single finger to save them. They’ve made their bed. Let them die in it. And they are.

Gotta Love This One
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Compare and Contrast
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GOP Convention podium:


Democrat convention podium:

Notice any odd absences in the second photo?

Hmmm…Back To Hillary Rotten Clinton Again?
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Don Surber: Rotten Clinton

Out: Crooked Clinton

In: Hillary Rotten Clinton

From the Associated Press:

Addressing backers in an overly warm ballroom in Roanoke, Virginia, the Republican presidential nominee on Monday lashed out at Clinton as low-energy and needing naps. He argued that she dropped her maiden name of Rodham because it sounds like Rotten.

For years, she chose to use the name Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“Why did she get rid of it? Hillary Rotten Clinton, Rotten Clinton. Hillary Rotten Clinton, right?” Trump told the crowd. “Maybe that’s why, it’s too close.”

A fish rots from the inside out.  Or something.

Meet Scott Adams’ “Godzilla” Working For Clinton Team
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Robert Cialdini – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert Beno Cialdini[1] (born April 27, 1945) is the Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University and was a visiting professor of marketing, business and psychology at Stanford University, as well as at the University of California at Santa Cruz.[2][3]

He is best known for his 1984 book on persuasion and marketing, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. The book has sold over three million copies and has been translated into thirty languages.[4] It has been listed on the New York Times Business Best Seller List.

Fortune Magazine lists the book in their “75 Smartest Business Books”.[5] His two other books, “Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive” and “The Small BIG: Small changes that spark a big influence” were a New York Times Bestseller and The Times Book of the year respectively.[6]

Well, we’ll see, I guess.  My money’s still on Trump to trump him, though, “Godzilla” or not.

Corrupt, Crooked Clinton Watch
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BREAKING: Leaked DNC Emails Show Clintons Promising Donors Federal Appointments – DCWhispers.com

Via The Daily Caller: “Democratic National Committee documents recently released by WikiLeaks include spreadsheets and emails that appear to show party officials planning which donors and prominent fundraisers to provide with appointments to federal boards and commissions.”

The fact these are federal appointments makes clear this scenario has to have involved Team Clinton directly, for it would be the Clinton administration that would actually make those appointments – NOT the DNC.

Please keep that in mind should any Clinton supporter try and tell you the Clintons had no knowledge of this blatant pay to play scenario. Such an assertion is ludicrous.

There is much that is darkly ludicrous about the ClintonCrimeFamily.

Twitter Watch
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One Last Swat At the Ass (Before He Vanishes Forever)
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Kamikaze Cruz – Taki’s Magazine

Not much about Cruz’s speech at the convention was surprising. From the bland, empty phrases about “freedom” to the incorporation of Martin Luther King and same-sex marriage into the family of “true conservatism” to the smug condescension toward convention delegates who had frankly had enough of him, all of it was par for the course. This is, after all, a man who launched his national political ambitions by using embattled Arab Christians as a prop to curry favor with that segment of Americans who think Israel should be the 51st state.

Cruz firmly believes that a single-term Hillary presidency, and the Supreme Court justices who would come with it, are a small price to pay for an open path to the nomination in 2020. That’s not surprising, considering that his father, Rafael, a dominionist preacher, believes that Ted is “anointed” to “take control of society.” Back here in the real world, it’s not clear that Ted ever had a path to the nomination. His peculiar civic religion doesn’t seem to have much pull among anyone not buying food buckets from Glenn Beck in Greater Deseret.

This won’t be remembered as Cruz’s tough, principled stand against the Republican Party’s betrayal of true conservatism. Cruz in 2016 isn’t Goldwater in 1960 or Reagan in 1976. If Cruz’s speech is remembered at all two weeks hence, it will be as the last time anyone ever talked about Ted Cruz, the most spectacular live televised suicide this side of Bud Dwyer. Already a man with a reputation as not just a loose cannon but a kamikaze pilot who targets his own side and will say or do absolutely anything, Cruz must now accept that his political career is over. Look for him blogging at The Blaze or leading a new (and no doubt lucrative) life as a televangelist, both tasks he seems far better suited for.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

I like the way this guy thinks and writes.  There’s more.  Click the link to check it out, and as a bonus, enjoy a shadenfreuede-drenched heaping helping of tasty Cruz-trashing goodness.

I Think Jeb Is Turning,,,Libertarian?
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Congressman: Republicans Not Endorsing Trump Will Lose in 2020 | PJ Media

According to Politico, Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson has alluded to the possibility of an endorsement from Jeb Bush. Johnson said Bush has reached out to him. Massie was asked for his opinion of Republicans who are considering Johnson.

“If they want to, that’s fine. I don’t really consider Bill Weld [Johnson’s running mate] a libertarian. He’s a moderate Republican from Massachusetts, right? I’m not so sure about Gary Johnson, either. He’s got some positions that aren’t libertarian. It would be hard for me to imagine that a Bush would endorse a candidate who is not pro-life and Gary Johnson is not. I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t want to speculate on that because it’s hard for me to believe.”

The butthurt and terror of the Bush family is now so great that nothing they do would surprise me.

Luckily (since they are no longer in any sort of position of authority), they are suicidally incompetent, so this extended familial dumpster fire should be suitable for popping lots of popcorn, if nothing else.

Weightlifting Note
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I’m still bench-pressing my weight.

I topped off my bench workout today with a rep at 160 pounds.  I weighed 156 this morning.

How many 70 year olds do you know who can bench press their own bodyweight?

Yeah, I’m bragging.  Sue me.

Remember These Names For Future Reference – Trump Certainly Will
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The Biggest GOP Names Backing Hillary Clinton—So Far – The Daily Beast

A character actor with a long list of credits (Melrose Place, Knots Landing, M.A.S.H.) William “Bill” Bogert did a remake of the “Confessions of a Republican” ad he made for Lyndon Johnson 52 years ago. Airing during last week’s GOP Convention, it is an open invitation to Republicans queasy about their nominee to come over to the other side and join Hillary Clinton.

Right.  Some nobody has-been actor who’s supported everybody from LBJ to CanklesBJ is being billed by the Democrats as a “Republican.”  Jeez, this guy gives even RINOs a worse name – if possible.

Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a co-founder of the Project for the New American Century, spoke at a Hillary for America fundraiser this week. He told The Daily Beast, “I didn’t watch one second of the entire (GOP) Convention. I couldn’t bear it.”

Yes, it tortured his liberal neocon heart.  Luckily, (or, actually, who cares?) he’s unknown to all but .0009% of those who will actually vote, and of that minuscule number who are vaguely aware that he’s some sort of somebody, most don’t give a shit.

As Democrats gather in Philadelphia for their convention, The Daily Beast offers this first definitive list of GOP bigwigs and former GOP officials, business leaders, thinkers and foreign policy analysts, some less well known than others, but indicative of what could be a stampede by November.

What follows is a laundry list of Bush family buttboys, responding as ordered to the vast amount of Bush buttache in play these days, and terrified that Trump will forcibly wrench their lips from their current iron gravy bowls.

This will, of course, have no more effect on Trump than the Bush family’s No Hope Loser Jeb and the $150 million he poured down a great many ratholes in the process of picking up three convention delegates, and seeing Trump, in the immortal words of Jimmeh Peanut, “Whip his ass.”

Aside from piling a significant fraction of a billion bucks in a dumpster and setting it afire, apparently BushFamInc has decided to follow this ploy by destroying their own political organization and fortunes.  Well, suicide may be easy, but it sure won’t be painless, and really couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of witless tools, at least as far as I’m concerned.

Hell, Yes, CrookedHillary Wants to Ban and Confiscate Your Guns!
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Exclusive Video: Clinton Delegate Explains how Democrats Will Ban All Guns » Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

If your goal is an outright gun ban, you need to use terms such as “common sense gun legislation” to fool the public, a Hillary Clinton campaign delegate admitted in a recent undercover sting video released exclusively to Infowars.

“Saying you want to ban guns altogether, that’s going to piss everybody off,” the Clinton alternate delegate, Mary Bayer, told a Project Veritas reporter.

Instead, Bayer revealed, Democrats use “moderate” language when it comes to guns to obscure their true purpose, a complete elimination of the Second Amendment.

“You have to take that sort of moderate… ‘We just wanna have common sense legislation so our children are safe!’” Bayer told the reporter, adding, “You say shit like that, and then people will buy into it.”

Bayer also admitted Hillary “for sure” would support banning guns, and said the only way to actualize that goal would be to “get Democrats in office.”

The delegate’s admission is particularly concerning given the fact that Clinton campaigns on the promise of enacting “common sense approaches” to gun control if elected president in November.

The video is at the link, since I can’t figure out how to embed it here.

Still think taking any action (or inaction, for that matter) that even slightly increases the chances of a Hillary presidency is a good idea?

Oh, NOW The FBI Is Going To Get Serious. Seriously.
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FBI investigating hack of DNC emails « Hot Air

The FBI has confirmed that it is investigating a hack of DNC servers which the Clinton camp believes was carried out by hackers connected to the Russian government. From CNN:

“The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC and are working to determine the nature and scope of the matter,” the agency said in a statement. “A compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously, and the FBI will continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace.”

Almost as seriously as we take our investigations into the near-treasonous dereliction of duty and violation of law committed by CrookedHillaryClinton, which exposed these mails to inspection by the Russians, and pretty much anybody else,  in the first place.

Habla Cubano?
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Clinton Uses “Dark” Magic | Scott Adams’ Blog

I don’t think this one word will change the election by much. But it’s a sign that Clinton has at least one world-class persuader/advisor on the team. I have a feeling I know who. This linguistic kill shot has a partial fingerprint. If I’m right, Godzilla just got into the game.

I assume he’s talking about Mark Cuban.  He’s always had sort of a crush on the guy.

You remember, of course, the one main characteristic of Godzilla, right?

In the end, he always gets defeated.