UPDATE: Halfway There! The Escape From San Francisco Fundraiser to Help Get the Daily Pundit Out of California And Back to America
Bill Quick

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

Link to previous OT thread.

Actually, They Think They Are Getting BJ For the Price of Hillary
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Voters Expect Bill Clinton To Be A Policymaker in Wife’s Administration – Rasmussen Reports™

Bill Clinton used to tell voters during his 1992 campaign for the presidency that they would be getting “two for the price of one” if he was elected, referring to his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton. Voters are strongly convinced that they’ll get the same deal if Mrs. Clinton is elected to the White House this fall.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Clinton will be involved in his wife’s policy decisions if she is elected president, with 30% who say he will be Very Involved. Twenty-two percent (22%) say the former president will not be involved in Mrs. Clinton’s policy decisions, but that includes only three percent (3%) who think he won’t be involved at all.

I’ve been telling you all along that tons of Democrats are intending to vote for Hillary because they think they will be getting BJ’s third term.  And they are right.  Hillary is utterly incompetent, as she as demonstrated over her entire career as a “politician/leader.”

And, frankly, if BJ croaked tomorrow, Cankles would be lucky to get 30% of the popular vote in this election.

No, We Don’t Need This Law
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‘Gawker Bill’ Advances in Congress – Would Criminalize Revenge Porn

‘Gawker Bill’ Advances in Congress New Legislation Would Jail Nick Denton

While the thought of the disgusting Denton languishing in durance vile doesn’t exactly depress me, I don’t much like laws like this one.

I much prefer the actual outcome – Denton crushed into bankruptcy by one of his victims.  I suppose it’s too much to hope for that he and his entire family might end up living in a cardboard box in some gutter somewhere, but I wouldn’t mind that, either.

Flag Day at the Dem Con-Vention
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FIGURES. Hillary Clinton Watches US Flag Fall and Hit Floor After Speech – Does Nothing (Video)

Democrats brought US flags into the convention hall on Tuesday after being publicly shamed by the media.

Then this happened… On Thursday night after the convention was over Hillary Clinton watched a US flag fall and hit the floor. She did nothing. *Plunk*

Well, of course not.  It wasn’t a hammer-and-sickle commie flag, or the flag of ISIS, or a Paleswinian flag, or a banner from an #OnlyBlackCriminalLivesMatter demo.

It was just that awful, racist, oppressor flag that’s only fit for burning.

What else would you expect her to do about a symbol as reprehensible as the American flag except try to ignore it as much as possible?

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The Horror! The Horror!
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Cold Fury » Getting it yet?

And since this is beginning to feel like less of a focused post on a single topic and more of a generalized, willy-nilly diatribe (as has long been my wont here anyway), allow me to edify you folks with a little story on how I know Trump is going to slaughter Hillary and her Demonrat Party so completely this fall.

…I got behind this fella, known in these parts as the Can Man. He’s an elderly black guy who drives a plain white box van with “The Can Man” painted on the sides. He picks up empty soda cans from local businesses, households, or just off the side of the road, and hauls them off to the recycle center to make whatever few shekels he can off ’em. Just another guy trying to eke out a living any way he can off the flyblown corpse of the once-mighty American capitalist economy, right?

WELL. I used to see him riding around these parts fairly regular, and then all of a sudden I didn’t, for about a month there. I was actually kind of concerned; like I said, he’s an old guy, and I hoped he hadn’t kicked the bucket or gotten bad sick or something. Laid up in the hospital late in life with nothing backstopping you but Obamacare isn’t something I’d wish on anybody, be they close friend, casual acquaintance, or complete stranger.

I need not have worried, it turns out. What he was doing was getting his box truck painted. Well-painted, actually, a truly handsome professional job. And what he had painted on his sole source of income was this: big, splashy American flags on both sides and the back. With a photo-perfect representation of Donald Trump on all three sides, and a small caricature on the right rear, tucked in between the wheel well and the bumper. Big, bold lettering all around, saying: “Vote Trump! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

Now just you think about that for a moment. Here’s a guy the Democrat Socialists would assume would be forever yoked to them. Black, every bit of 80-some years old, dirt-poor, making whatever living he can out of the discarded metal scraps of a moribund economy. I don’t know him and can do nothing more than speculate, but going on the odds, I’d say he’s a guy who probably never voted Republican in his life, and never dreamed he would.

But there he is, all in for Trump. He’s so all in, he spent probably two or three grand of his own hard-earned, at exactly nobody’s instigation and for no conceivable reward, to paint the man on the side of his work truck. There’s no way on God’s green earth that the Trump organization is paying him for his support; there’s no chance whatsoever that they’ll ever even know about him at all. He’s willing to risk whatever scorn or approbation he’ll undoubtedly get from dumbass Yankee yuppies around here to speak his piece…all over the side of his work vehicle.

Let me know next time you see that kind of sincere and spontaneous support for Cankles, or any other slimy professional politician you can think of, from whichever party.

Well, you know what the Democrat response to the Can Man would be, right?  That he’s not really authentically old, black, poor, or working class, because he supports Trump.  Which, I guess, magically transforms him into a bitter, clinging, rich white man.

You’re right.  Trump is going to crush Hillary, defeat her in a landslide win.  And what is going to be most enjoyable about the rest of this campaign is watching the total shock, horror, rage, and terror of all the usual suspects as that fact slowly dawns on, and then becomes unavoidably clear to them.

I’m looking forward to it, at least.

Just Asking,,,,
Bill Quick

Are you electrified yet?

DNC LiveWire Hillary Clinton Accepts Nomination – Breitbart

11:37: Clinton-Kaine… (is this ticket going to inspire the Obama coalition to turn out like they did in 2008 and 2012?)

No.  And here is something else that will be different from either of the two lackluster campaigns run against Obama by Milktoast McCain and Little Mittens Romneycare.  Trump will slug back twice as hard:

12:15: Trump campaign’s official response:

Trump campaign calls @HillaryClinton’s  speech ‘insulting collection of clichés and recycled rhetoric’

 

 

12:05: Trump responds, slams Clinton for not mentioning “radical Islam.”

No one has worse judgement than Hillary Clinton – corruption and devastation follows her wherever she goes.

 

Hillary’s wars in the Middle East have unleashed destruction, terrorism and ISIS across the world.

 

Hillary’s vision is a borderless world where working people have no power, no jobs, no safety.

 

Hillary will never reform Wall Street. She is owned by Wall Street!

 

Our way of life is under threat by Radical Islam and Hillary Clinton cannot even bring herself to say the words.

 

Our way of life is under threat by Radical Islam and Hillary Clinton cannot even bring herself to say the words.

 

Hillary’s refusal to mention Radical Islam, as she pushes a 550% increase in refugees, is more proof that she is unfit to lead the country.

 

Hillary Clinton is one of the most corrupt, incompetent, unaccomplished, and vulnerable candidates in history.  And now she has an opponent who will use every bit of that against her.

From all accounts, her nomination speech was a disaster.  She may have already peaked.  And it is telling that she was standing in the middle of a political dumpster fire when she made that speech.  The symbolism was both accurate and perfect.

Buckle your seatbelts and buy more popcorn.  The absolute hysteria we’ll be seeing over the next three months, especially as Cankles and the BJ start to flail, and then fail, in the polls, will be wondrous to behold.

Men Will Fuel The Coming Trump Landslide Victory
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » ANNALS OF PREJUDICE: Nancy Pelosi thinks she has white men figured out. House Minority Leader Na…

Related: Hillary Ad Text: ‘Girls Rule, Boys Drool.’

No, sadly, that’s not a joke or parody. “The Clinton campaign did not respond to an inquiry about the use in the ad of the phrase ‘boys drool’ or how little boys might be affected by this.”

How will little boys fare, when we have a President who hates them?

Well, both I and Scott Adams doubt that we will have such a President:

Selling Past the Close | Scott Adams’ Blog

But if you’re an undecided voter, and male, you’re seeing something different. You’re seeing a celebration that your role in society is permanently diminished. And it’s happening in an impressive venue that was, in all likelihood, designed and built mostly by men. Men get to watch it all at home, in homes designed and built mostly by men, thanks to the technology that was designed and built mostly by men. I mention that as context, not opinion.

Let me say this again, so you know I’m not kidding. Based on what I know about the human body, and the way our thoughts regulate our hormones, the Democratic National Convention is probably lowering testosterone levels all over the country. Literally, not figuratively. And since testosterone is a feel-good chemical for men, I think the Democratic convention is making men feel less happy. They might not know why they feel less happy, but they will start to associate the low feeling with whatever they are looking at when it happens, i.e. Clinton.

On the 2D playing field – where policies and facts matter – the Democratic National Convention is doing great. And when it comes to exciting women, it might be the best ever. But on an emotional level – where hormones rule – men have left the building…that they built.

The Democrats have convinced themselves that men – especially white men – don’t matter any more, and can be safely disregarded.  We’re about to learn whether they are right.

I predict they will turn out to be wrong.  Yugely wrong.

The Exciting Democrat Snooze Control Candidate
Bill Quick

Clinton at risk of being upstaged | TheHill

PHILADELPHIA — Michelle Obama. Bernie Sanders. Bill Clinton. Joe Biden. Barack Obama. Few would ever want to follow that Dream Team lineup of gifted political orators at the Democratic National Convention.

…But Clinton also finds herself in the difficult spot of going last, after some tremendous speeches by her top surrogates — all of whom have demonstrated an uncanny ability to inspire and connect with huge audiences like the one that will fill the Wells Fargo Arena.

I don’t see why Clinton should worry.  Following that gang of incompetent hacks, losers, wives and hangers-on, and geriatric numbskulls should be a cinch for her, seeing how well she fits right in with the rest of them.

As for “inspiring and connecting with huge audiences,” half of the audience in that arena will be silently rooting for her to croak.  And since that is the largest audience she will ever get for one of her speeches live, she can expect to be back to “galvanizing” small rooms full of bored people quite shortly.

Including her own hubby, probably:  Did Bill Clinton Fall Asleep During Hillary’s Speech? – Need To Know Network

Why should he be an exception?  Hillary puts all sorts of people into a state of snooze control.

The Big Questions
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U.S. Economy Grew a Less-Than-Forecast 1.2% in Second Quarter – Bloomberg

The U.S. economy expanded less than forecast in the second quarter after a weaker start to the year than previously estimated as companies slimmed down inventories and remained wary of investing amid shaky global demand.

Gross domestic product rose at a 1.2 percent annualized rate after a 0.8 percent advance the prior quarter, Commerce Department figures showed Friday in Washington. The median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a 2.5 percent second-quarter increase.

That’s half of the forecast for last quarter.  And the results of the first quarter were well down from what was forecast for it as well.

And that’s with the entire “globalist” monetary system flooding the world economy with unicorn fantasy cash and negative interest rates.

The Second Great Depression continues to grind onward, crushing more and more beneath its advancing avalanche of bankruptcy and collapse.  

Do you think the Clinton Crime Syndicate, or its corruptocrat backers like George Soros, who makes vast fortunes betting on the financial collapse of entire nations and currencies, will do anything to stop it?  

Are you a suicidal idiot?

Euroglobalists: Nothing Matters More Than The U.S. Letting Them Keep On Screwing Us
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The new political divide | The Economist

News that strengthens the anti-globalisers’ appeal comes almost daily. On July 26th two men claiming allegiance to Islamic State slit the throat of an 85-year-old Catholic priest in a church near Rouen. It was the latest in a string of terrorist atrocities in France and Germany. The danger is that a rising sense of insecurity will lead to more electoral victories for closed-world types. This is the gravest risk to the free world since communism. Nothing matters more than countering it.

Such horseshit.  The gravest risks to the free world now come from the weak-tea communism called social Marxism, which dominates Europolitics, and militant Islam.  Nothing matters more to the sort of suicidal idiots writing articles like these than keeping their snouts firmly in their troughs, maintaining their iron gravy bowls unmolested, and requiring that the US always put their “globalist” interests first, before those of America itself.

Such a deal.  How can we possibly resist it?

Hide and watch.

The Priority Planners
Bill Quick

San Diego Unified School Board Approves Creation Of “Anti-Islamophobia Plan”… | Weasel Zippers

I wonder if they’ve approved any plans in the event of Islamic barbarian savages invading their schools and slaughtering their students in the name of Allah?

You Don’t Accept My Apology? That’s OK. I Didn’t Offer One.
Bill Quick

Dear White People: Stop Apologizing – Taki’s Magazine

I’ve been asking this question since the early 1990s and will continue asking it until someone gives a satisfying answer or they throw their hands up and admit there is no answer: Can you name a majority-black country on Earth where blacks live longer and have a higher standard of living than they do in America? Don’t avoid the question or wonder about my motives for asking it—just ANSWER it. If you can’t, you will be forced to concede that blacks die younger and are far more impoverished when left to their own devices than when they live in white-majority countries. I realize this fact alone destroys your dangerously fraudulent “equality” narrative, but the question must be asked, again and again, wherever poisonous propaganda serves to make white people feel guilty for being history’s winners.

Why should whites apologize? For inventing nearly everything and still being spat upon by the ingrates who freely “appropriate” these inventions without even a simple “thank you”?

While all this shirt-rending may make a few people feel better about themselves, as far as I can tell, none of it has made black people more intelligent or less prone to committing crime.

In a sane world, being a historical loser would be seen as a matter of shame rather than a bragging right. In a sane world, being a historical winner would never be cause for masochistic public displays of self-abnegation. But that world no longer exists. The whole world’s goin’ crazee.

I’ve seen countless white people apologize for doing better than blacks in America. What I’ve never once seen is Asians, Indians, or Jews apologizing to white Americans for outperforming them financially and on standardized tests. The only racial group in America so deeply in the thrall of self-hatred is white America. This suggests that they’ve been hoodwinked by one of the most massive and comprehensive propaganda-fueled collective mindfucks in history.

Self-hatred is not a virtue; it’s a sickness.

White people of the world, stop apologizing. You have nothing to lose if you don’t apologize and everything to lose if you do.

Well, you know:  The hate-America leftards can’t hate America without also hating the people who created, built, and maintained it all these years.

Yes, folks, without white people, the United States would be Liberia.  Sorry, but deal with it.

 

CanklesCon Turns Into a Trumpfest
Bill Quick

***DNC LiveWire*** Hillary Clinton Accepts Nomination – Breitbart

All eyes will be on Hillary Clinton on the final day of the Democratic National Convention as she not only accepts her party’s nomination for president but also tries to follow President Barack Obama’s barnburner of a speech last night. Chelsea Clinton will introduce her mother while Katy Perry is scheduled to perform.

From the sound of things, the only subject anybody wanted to talk about at Crooked Hillary’s coronation was Donald Trump.

It’s weird.  He turned their entire dumpster fire of a con-vention into a subliminal advertisement for himself.

Cankles and Candy Kaine should just go ahead and concede now, and get it over with.

Butthurt Garbage Baby Threatens Donald Douglas With Charges of “Workplace Harassment”
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American Power: Francesca Valle Threatens Workplace Harassment Over a Facebook Post

Furthermore, I am sure I won’t be the first to take such an action, but I have screen shot this incident and am going to write LBCC asking what their policy is on public decorum for professors. I truly feel it inappropriate for you to behave in such a way, publicly, as a man who is responsible for teaching young minds appropriate and responsible discourse in politics. I assume they must be aware already of such indiscretion, but perhaps if enough people bring it to their attention, it will make a difference. You, like me, are an educator. And I would expect more maturity and thoughtfulness.

Don is much nicer than I am, so let me put a gloss on this:  Pathetic losers who live in progressive glass houses shouldn’t throw bags of burning dog crap at their betters, because when they blow up in their own faces, the stench tends to be awesome – and hilarious.

God forbid that somebody should be permitted to exercise their freedom of speech without punishment, if some witless garbage baby takes offence.  Although I anticipate much merriment watching American Power cram this particular bag of shit right down this garbage baby’s gullet.

 

Trump Steps on the Clinton Dumpster Fire In Philadelphia
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On Last Day of DNC Coronation, Donald Trump Releases Statement… | The Last Refuge

At Hillary Clinton’s convention this week, Democrats have been speaking about a world that doesn’t exist. A world where America has full employment, where there’s no such thing as radical Islamic terrorism, where the border is totally secured, and where thousands of innocent Americans have not suffered from rising crime in cities like Baltimore and Chicago.

In the Democrats’ fantasy world, there is no problem with Hillary Clinton maintaining an illegal, exposed server full of classified information that could have been hacked by any foreign enemy, and in which Hillary Clinton risked prison time to delete 33,000 emails that were simply about yoga and wedding planning. In this world, there is no Hillary Clinton disaster in Syria, Libya and Egypt, ISIS doesn’t merit a mention, Iran isn’t on the path to nukes, convention stages don’t need American flags, and our great men and women of law enforcement, our police, do not need to be honored.

I propose a different vision for America, one where we can break up Washington’s rigged system, and empower all Americans to achieve their dreams. In our vision, we will put America First.

If we deliver this change, the future is limitless and we will Make America Great Again for everyone.

While Cankles is busy “making change” (at some local Starbucks) Trump will be delivering the sort of change actual Americans have been hungering for for decades.

A Moment of Honesty From the Democrat Nominee
Bill Quick

Otherwise known as:  From Each According to Their Abilities, to Each According to Their Needs

(via Ed Driscoll – thanks!)

#VaginaVigilantes Up In Arms Because Men In Wigs Can’t Get Abortions
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Cold Fury » Have we reached Peak Stupid yet?

It would seem so. But the day is still young, and there are still liberals extant among us.

Following a 30-minute conversation on “intersectionality” and millennial feminism, a reporter asked the panel for its thoughts on reproductive rights and women’s health issues for men who ascribe to a female gender identity.

Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor at-large, said the issue of men who identify as women getting abortions is all about “elevated consciousness.”

Um. Well, I guess you could call it that, if you like. But the proper term would be “abject, embarrassing stupidity.”

Try “gibbering, gnashing insanity.”

Tamblyn admitted she has a lot to learn about whether biological men are being denied abortions.

“The fact that I don’t know, the fact that I don’t have an answer should tell you a lot,” she said.

Oh, it does, sweetie. It really, really does, believe me.

Tells me that you lunatic #VaginaVigilantes should all be locked in a large barrel and left to eat each other.

But that’s just me.

Dear Vegan Garbage Babies: Fuck Off
Bill Quick

Vegans Rip Doughnut Shop for Expecting Employees to Be Able to Eat Doughnuts | PJ Media

“After receiving as much hate email as we have in the last two days, I’m more steadfast and sure of our position than ever,” Snell wrote in a lengthy Facebook comment. “I’d rather have the freedom to run my business in a way that is both lawful and representative of my own hard-earned right of choice than capitulate to bullying, fear tactics and intimidation.”

Now, note that Pip’s is willing to work around religious or medically required dietary restrictions, but they don’t want to put up with people who won’t eat the merchandise because of personal bias. That’s his right as an employer.

It’s funny that the vegans and vegetarians are in a hissy over this, though. The paleo crowd — who are also not likely to eat doughnuts for pretty much any reason — has been silent. Then again, maybe the paleo diet eaters aren’t the kind of folks who expect the world to conform to them?

Good for him.

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Will Nobody Rid Germany of this East German Fascist and Her Suicidal Idiocy?
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Merkel Will Not Reverse Migrant Policy After Attacks

After a week of Islamist attacks by migrants and ‘refugees’, the German Chancellor has admitted terrorists used her open door policy to bring in people to commit violence, but refused to reverse her approach.

Defending her decision to tear up EU asylum rules for Syrian migrants, she said she had “acted in line with my knowledge and conscience” and said Germany would “stick to our principles” and “give shelter to those who deserve it”.

In other words, the Muslim murders and mass slaughters will continue until morale improves.

Messiah Fails to Deliver – Aw.
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Obama’s DNC letdown: The president needed to hit it out of the park, but he surprisingly fell short – Salon.com

Obama is one of the great orators of our time, but his meandering speech for Hillary missed the mark

Actually, this has always been almost as much bullshit as the equally simple-minded Democrat belief that BJ Clinton is one of the great politicians of our time.

Obama’s sing-song whine, a sound that grates with an effect similar to that of a dental drill after time, is not the stuff of great oratory, nor are the speeches his buttboys write and flash across his presidential teleprompters for him.

It’s interesting to see the bloom tarnishing off the black rose at places like Salon, though.  Of course, that rag is all-in for Bolshevik Bernie, and probably now blames the Black Muslim in the White House for not backing The Bernout over Cankles and the BJ.

Anyway, the Dems continue to disintegrate into chaos, so it’s all good.

Uncle Joe Breaks Wind
Bill Quick

Joe Biden at the DNC: Trump has no clue « Hot Air

Biden closed on an optimistic note saying, “The 21st century is going to be the American century because we lead not only by the example of our power but by the power of our example.”

Christ, what does that even mean?  And this moron has the empty-skulled gall to call somebody – anybody – else clueless?

Oh, hey:  Has Joe Buttboy gotten around to withdrawing from the Dem primary yet?

The Hinckley Travesty
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John Hinckley shot my father. I’m sickened, but not surprised, by his release. – The Washington Post

When President Ronald Reagan — my father — was lying in a hospital bed recovering from the gunshots that nearly killed him, he said, “I know my ability to heal depends on my willingness to forgive John Hinckley.”

I, too, believe in forgiveness. But forgiving someone in your heart doesn’t mean that you let them loose in Virginia to pursue whatever dark agenda they may still hold dear. I have no choice but to resign myself to the fact of Hinckley’s release, announced earlier today, but I’m not at all comfortable with the decision. To me, it doesn’t represent justice as much as it does his efforts to methodically wait out and wear down the system.

If he’d shot some Democrat icon like a Kennedy or MLK, he’d rot in prison until the day he died.

America is a land of forgiving people.  In many nations, somebody would have blown this scumbag away on one of his many “home release visits.”  If your system won’t provide real justice, you’ll settle for vigilante justice.  And while I might have lamented the criminality of such a deed, I would not have wept for its target.

The Oligarchs and the Corruptocrats
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Facebook Ignores Seven Summonses From The IRS Demanding Documents On Its Offshore Tax Strategies.

And when you’ve already swung elections – twice – for the guy who runs the IRS, you tend to know that you are above the law.

Giving Grumpitude
Bill Quick

My Family’s “Americaversary” – Opportunity Lives

Those two people have little in common except that they only have a hammer and the whole world is their nail. The kid at Disney World is mad — mad that he has to learn a foreign language, mad that “A Small World” doesn’t have an America display (there’s actually a good reason for that; see no. 8). I don’t know what brought him to this point, to be among the luckiest people in the world, born in America, raised in freedom, wealthy enough to be at Disney World and still feel put upon, like he was waiting for something that was owed him to be delivered.

Perhaps, even at twelve, he doesn’t feel “put upon,” but rather, under seige, right along with his country, where learning Frogistan or Spaghettolini is considered by his “betters” far more important in his own school than gaining proficiency in his own native tongue, and when a cultural archetype of his own nation like DisneyLandWorld emphasizes the glories of every country but his own.

That sort of shit makes me grumpy, too.  And I’m no pre-adolescent.

 

Go Down and Get out the Vote!
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Why should IronBear be the only who gets to make pictures?

(“Because he’s not vile, foul, and disgusting” is not an acceptable answer.)

Chuck Norris says: “A ‘no’ vote for Trump is a vote for Hillary.”
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Chuck Norris: Hillary Clinton Would ‘Destroy What is Left of Our Republic’

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* Chuck Norris Fact courtesy of kennycan.

Clintonism, the Religion: Get It!
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There is no “Christian” candidate @ AMERICAN DIGEST

It’s Vanderleun, so of course read the whole thing.

He’s citing Donald Sensing, who goes on to write:

It beggars words to describe how foolish – indeed, how un-Christian – this belief is. I find it impossible to affirm even in the smallest way that either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump care a fig about the Christian religion at all, no matter what they claim, and at least Trump has the forthrightness not to claim any particular religion at all.

I suppose I should say something along the lines that Don is being inaccurate here, but what the hell:  It’s a stone cold lie:

Trump tackles Christianity’s big question: Who is Jesus? | Religion News Service

“I will be asking for forgiveness, but hopefully I won’t have to be asking for much forgiveness,” he began. “As you know, I am Presbyterian and Protestant.”

He then said it was “deplorable” Syrian Muslims could come to the U.S. before concluding, “I’m going to treat my religion, which is Christian, with great respect and care.”

 He’s claiming that he’s a Presbyterian and a Protestant.  Just like, in fact, my dad.  Maybe that’s not “Christian” enough for Don, but Don is a preacher, and preachers rarely find their various flocks to be Christian enough to suit them.

Trump’s religion is Trump. There is almost nothing I have seen about his platform that bears the imprimatur of orthodox Christianity or its inheritors. I am dismayed that so many prominent Christian figures have endorsed his candidacy. It is more than merely distressing to observe what even conservative commentators are calling, “The Moral Collapse of the Republican Party.”

I suspect this is egregious bullshit.  Trump is my age, and from approximately my sort of background – middle class, culturally – and I recognize Trump’s religious sensibilities because I think they are a lot like the ones I grew up with:  Church on Sundays, Sunday School for the kids, Bible Study for mom and dad, and a generalized acceptance of Christ, the Bible, and the Ten Commandments, but not the sort of flagrant protestations of deep belief favored by preachers and their ilk.

In short, the sort of religious glue that holds a society and culture together, rather than tearing it apart in fanatic religious wars.

Don veers way off the path in ascribing a sort of heathenism to Trump that is simply wrong.  Is Trump deeply devout?  No.  But he raised good kids, who seem to be raising good kids of their own, in line with what are now called “Christian values,” but were simply How Things Should Be Done when I was a kid.

I became a full-blown atheist when I discovered that my mother, whom I loved very much, lived in constant agony over a deep-seated belief that I was going to hell, and it was somehow her fault.  I knew where that came from, and I despised it.  I still do.  It flows from the same well of fanaticism that leads Muslims to toss gays off buildings, stone “adulterers” to death, and keep their women in bags and ignorance.

That sort of religion doesn’t bind society, it destroys it.  

Those who, whether they make a big show of their religion (as some do) rather than hiding their lights under a bushel, but continue to think that “love one another as you love yourself, do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” most of the Ten Commandments, and a general belief that God loves you is a pretty good set of guidelines to follow will end up making a fairly decent culture and society for all.

Unfortunately, when the bright-line fanatics get involved, and start reading various heretics, sinners, apostates, and other unfortunates out of their pathways to salvation, is when societies and cultures begin to fester with the rot of religious warfare, and the sort of blank checks true believers always end up writing in aid of advancing the primacy of whatever their faith happens to be.  Because their God, or their Holy Bible, (or their interpretations of same) told them so.

Hillary has a religion.  It is Marxist progressivism.  Trump has a religion as well – call it American Christianity.

Of the two, I know which one I prefer, even though I don’t think gods exist at all.  That does not, however, mean that I don’t think that Judaism and Christianity, in moderation, are not, on balance, a social and cultural boon.  I’m not at all sure about the third Religion of the Book, however.  I just don’t see Islam as a net plus for a society or culture.

Now, I’m not looking to start a religious war in the comments.  I fully understand that, to some, I am nothing but a filthy sinner, and yes, I’m bound for whatever sort of hell they favor.  But the Marxists would crucify me just as quickly as the Muslims would, or certain flavors of “Christians” who seem to have entirely missed that “love one another” part.

I’m glad that Trump is not a whackadoodle “Christian” on the order of, oh, Ted Cruz, who might as well have the word “Pharisee” tattooed in neon across his unnaturally wide forehead.  I don’t think Trump will be initiating any True Believer jihads, and I’m glad of that, because the last thing America needs right now is even more bloody fault lines ripping us apart.  I also don’t think he will be hostile to Christianity, because I think he is a Christian, though certainly not fanatic enough about it to satisfy the True Believers.  Thank, um, God for it, too.

And the last thing I need is any Christian religious wars lighting off in the comments to this.  If one looks to be starting, I’ll close the comments, and erase those remarks I find egregious. 

 

 

Bernie Heeds the Call of the Commies
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Bernie Sanders Leaves the Democratic Party |Heat Street

The nomination was barely sealed up at the Democratic National Convention before Bernie Sanders, who had campaigned against Hillary Clinton for the party’s nod, went back to being an Independent.

Sanders, who considers himself, officially, an Independent in Congress because his views lean further left than the Democratic party’s platform, caucuses with Democrats. But until declaring an intention to run for the presidency in 2015, he had rarely, if ever, identified as a member of the Democratic Party (he’s been in politics since 1979).

And now, despite pleading with his base to support Hillary, even though they’re concerned that she’s too moderate, Sanders will return to Vermont and to his seat in the Senate, and he’ll do it with no official party affiliation.

He didn’t leave the Democrat party.  He just went back to the Communist party, his true home.  Which, by the way, despite appearances, he never really left.

Why Do Democrats Hate Jews?
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Israeli Flag Set on Fire Outside DNC | PJ Media

Protestors outside the Democrat National Convention burned an Israeli flag, chanting “intifada” and “Go home, f*** Hillary!”

I don’t know why they hate Hillary, though.  She would have joined them if she could.

CommieCon – Creepshow or Horrorshow? You Be the Judge
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Cold Fury » CommieCon crawling to a creepy close

Hell no, I ain’t watching it. Why on earth would I? Or any even somewhat sane person, for that matter?

Well, I have been catching snatches of it out of the corner of my eye as I do other stuff (argue with health insurance billers, UPS delivery systems, eBay sellers, Hostgator tech support dweebs, et cetera ad nauseum), and that was the over-riding impressing I got: it was creepy.

Creepy from the parade of septuagenarian Geritol addicts trying to look and act as if they were still in their glory days of the 1960s, but coming across like crazy people in an old Commie home.  Creepy as BJ Clinton fondly recalling his favorite memory of Hillary – spraddled on her hands and kneesm, doggy-style, in a college dorm room.  Oodles of Marxist firebugs everywhere you looked, but no American flags for them to burn.

Murderous black KKK thugs shrieking about white racism.  Crime and corruption on florid display, piled high, wide, and deep.  New revolutionaries revolting against the Old Revolution, while biting the heads off chickens.

And, of course, the naked Emperor, President Princess Perfect, coming to fetch coffee for BJ coming to give a big speech in support of Ms. BJ, the un-indicted co-conspirator and designated pimp-hand from the Whitewater era.

It was…this:

Find Another Scam, Bint
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New “Reparations” Website Asks Whites to Pay Black People’s Rent to Relieve Their Guilt » Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

A new “reparations” website asks white people to pay black people’s rent and give them money to relieve their white guilt.

It might be effective with me…

If I had even the tiniest shred of “white guilt.”

But I don’t.  I got over that sort of brainwashing more than forty years ago.

Laugher Email From Lyin’ Ted Today
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 Cruz For Senate

 

William, 

 

Another day, another Democrat in Philadelphia dreaming of turning Texas blue.

 

This time it’s failed liberal extremist Wendy Davis!

 

Team Cruz is eager to put Ted’s record of defending the Constitution and fighting for jobs, freedom, and the security of 27 million Texans against any Democrat with designs on 2018.

 

But we want to know what you think.

 

In the battle of Texas cowboy boots v. pink running shoes, who do you stand with?

 

 

Stand with Ted Cruz!

 

 

 

 

Fight on,

 

Team Cruz

 

 

P.S. William, yesterday we had to take on the Castro brothers and today Wendy Davis is making her case to the DNC that she can turn Texas blue! Will you help us fight back with a secure, instant donation of $25 or more to Ted’s Senate campaign?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Give you money?  I wouldn’t cross the street to piss on your head if your smarmy, smug. fat face was on fire.

I’ll be donating to your primary opponent in 2018, though.  Count on it.

 

Hey, America! Crooked Hillary Is Smart Enough to Be Able to “Make Change.” (Without Using Her Toes, Presumably).
Bill Quick

4 Ways Donald Trump Is Living Rent-Free In The DNC’s Head

During his acceptance speech, Donald Trump sold a message of the need for radical and urgent change.

Big business, elite media and major donors are lining up behind the campaign of my opponent because they know she will keep our rigged system in place.

They are throwing money at her because they have total control over everything she does. She is their puppet, and they pull the strings.

That is why Hillary Clinton’s message is that things will never change. My message is that things have to change — and they have to change right now.

So what was the big takeaway from last night’s keynote address by former President Bill Clinton? He said that his wife would be a “change-maker.” Over and over and over again, that’s what he said.

I dunno. What do you think of when somebody tells you they know how to make change?

The first thing that popped into my mind was Hillary “making change” as a barista at Starbucks – a “career” to which her own party’s policies have consigned tens of thousands of Millennials with college degrees. Which would, frankly, be a fitting end to her political career.

Lyin’ #ToxicTed’s Political Credit Cards Have Been Revoked
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Georgia House Candidate Backed By Cruz Loses Runoff | The Weekly Standard

Drew Ferguson, the ex-mayor backed by House majority leader Kevin McCarthy and majority whip Steve Scalise, defeated state senator Mike Crane, the Cruz candidate, 54 to 46 percent. Republican Lynn Westmoreland, who is retiring, has held the west Georgia House seat since 2004.

It was the supporters of the two candidates who gave the race national implications. Cruz showed up in the district last Friday, two days after his controversial address to the Republican national convention in which he declined to endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Campaigning in Newnan, Georgia, Cruz declared: “If you want to see a federal government that finally does its job, secures the borders, stops illegal immigration, elect Mike Crane to Congress.”

Frankly, Crane sounds like much the better candidate, but apparently Cruz is now so toxic that his endorsement is equivalent to a political kiss of death.

Watch Cruz’s “political credit” shrink to GWB levels, and watch candidates run from him as if he is the Black Plague.

Because he is.

UPDATE:  I may start calling him #ToxicTed.

When It Comes to Democrats-of-the-People, Home Is Where the (Money) Is
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Peek inside Obama’s new house – CNNPolitics.com

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama will lease a home in Washington, D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood after he leaves the White House next year, CNN has confirmed.

The real estate is reportedly a house owned by Joe Lockhart, who served as White House press secretary under former President Bill Clinton.

Frankly, I’m surprised.  This place is considerably more modest than I expected the retiring God-Emperor to gin up for himself.  Leased, too.

Hillary would probably sniff at it.