Out and About on a Tuesday

Well, got some bad news for you – the Progressives believe our Constitution has failed – as you might suspect, it has failed because it prevents the people of Los Angeles and New York telling everyone else how to live. Our Progressives live for the day when the United State is a unitary State where all decisions are made at the center – the grand and glorious day when no local community will be able to opt out of what their wise, all-seeing, Progressive leaders know what’s best for them.

Some Progressives are upset that Hillary didn’t publicly embrace the plan to subvert the Electoral College. The theory here is that if Hillary had got out in front on this, then a cascade of Democrat Electors voting for Romney or Kasich would have convinced the GOP Electors to follow suit, thus preventing that horror of all horrors, the election of Donald Trump. This only works if one thinks that Trump is the personification of all evil. I think our Progressives have constructed yet another one of their fantasy-land ideas here – after being force-fed “Trump is Hitler” by the overall Progressive Establishment, our Progressives are of the view that everyone believes Trump is Hitler and that only Russian hacking got Trump above 270 and, so, plenty of GOPers were just waiting for their chance to turn on him and only needed permission from Hillary to do so. Yes, this is mind-bogglingly stupid…but it’s no more stupid than the basic premise that Trump is Hitler.

Obama says he wants to help build the Democrat party. We wish him as much success in this effort as he’s had the past 8 years.

Paul Krugman is simply not taking this Trump thing very well.

Michael Barone tends to be smarter than anyone else about politics – so, read this.

All through the campaign, people were trashing Priebus – blaming him for Trump and the GOP’s coming defeat. I always asked just what Preibus was supposed to have done to “stop” Trump. Other than rigging the primary as the DNC did for Hillary, there was nothing Priebus could have done. At all events, Trump won – and now as Trump’s Chief of Staff, Priebus is rather on the rise. Wonder how his detractors are taking that?

Public pensions are a mess – and a potential financial crash in the making. Mostly this is because public pensions work on the assumption that everything is peachy. That might be changing – and, of course, some people are critical of the change because, well, it is a real problem requiring painful solution and that sort of thing doesn’t help you get re-elected on a promise of ever more lavish pensions for government employees.

Kurt Schlichter gives us an overview of the bullet we dodged.

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20 thoughts on “Out and About on a Tuesday

  1. Retired Spook December 20, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    My daughter’s generation loves John Stewart and John Oliver. Me, I love this guy.

    MTV, in an apparent effort to ensure a second term of Donald Trump, released a video this week entitled, “2017 Resolutions For White Guys.” After I got over the shock of learning that MTV still exists, I watched the clip and was greeted by the ironic, self-satisfied faces of effeminate millennial progressives as they smugly lectured white men.

    Read the whole thing.

    • Amazona December 20, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      I’ll say it again—Matt Walsh for Press Secretary. He is even better when doing a video, as the brilliant one about being traumatized by a white Santa in a mall. I want—no, I YEARN—-for a press secretary who can toss out Lib phrases like “generalist non-heteronormative non-holiday specific” because more than half the country would be laughing our donkeys off and the Millenials would think he was being serious.

      • M. Noonan December 20, 2016 / 10:31 pm

        LOL – that would be funny to have them hanging on his every word while we’re just laughing…

    • M. Noonan December 20, 2016 / 10:42 pm

      Kurt Schlichter is also doing good work in this area – I first noticed him on Twitter ripping liberal memes to shreds and then ending his comments with #caring. He’s just great:

      Next up at bat is the hard-4 hedgehog that is anti-gun activist and alleged comedian Amy Schumer, another over-praised, over-hyped mediocrity who Tinseltown is trying to force down our throats like the fingers she clearly never forced down hers. These geniuses have now decided she must be the woman to play Barbie in the live action film of . . . Barbie. Let’s leave aside the fact that they consider it a good idea to make a live action film of Barbie, and focus on how they seem to think Amy Schumer is the right person to play Barbie. Chuck Schumer is sexier.

      At least casting Ken should be easy since most of the liberal pretty boy actors are already similarly set up downstairs.

      • Amazona December 21, 2016 / 12:00 am

        Agreed, Schlichter is funny and has a piercing way with words. Loved the Schumer comment—“…like the fingers she clearly never forced down hers…”

        I look at the people the Left have elevated to stardom, or at least psuedo-stardom—Schumer, Dunham, Beyonce, Samantha Bee—–and it’s like they are screaming at us to understand how shallow they are.

  2. Amazona December 20, 2016 / 11:57 pm

    A Denver radio host said today that a female TV “news”person told him “I just had to vote with my uterus”.

    Now just take a moment to think of how it would have been received if a Trump voter had replied “Well, I just had to vote with my (fill in your male appendage word of choice)”.

    Aside from the fact that this would have been really funny, can there be a more stupid comment than “I had to vote with my uterus”?

    I mean, I voted with my mind, but maybe that’s just me…….

    Ah, Democrats. They don’t even realize how entertaining they can be.

    • M. Noonan December 21, 2016 / 1:13 am

      I voted to keep Hillary out – but I’m getting pleased with Trump in a lot of ways.

      I heard today that Hillary is keeping her team together as she ponders another try in 2020…she’ll still be able to get the DNC to do her bidding because it will remain mostly staffed with Clintonites, so she’ll have a clear shot at re-nomination; not completely clear, but pretty smooth sailing, especially if she can keep the fund-raising going (I don’t think she’ll be able to get the kind of bucks she got over the last four years, but I bet she’ll be able to keep quite a bit rolling in…). The hook for a re-match will be, of course, that she won the popular vote by just under 3 million.

      But, I don’t think she fully understands the flukiness of that…we all know it was California which did it (and, even more narrowly, Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Back out California and Trump won the popular vote in the other 49 States by about 1.5 million. Eight million more people voted in 2016 than in 2012…some of that is just population increase, but most of it was people getting fired up; and they got fired up for Trump. Hillary came in slightly under Obama’s 2012 performance – but if Trump is any sort of success, then a very large number of GOPers who jumped ship for Johnson and McMullin will come home in 2020; Trump lost about 4 million GOP voters to those two candidates. So, unless things go completely smash for him, we can expect him to get towards 67 million votes in 2020…and, so, whomever the Democrats nominate will have to get around Obama’s 2008 vote totals…but the fly in the ointment there is that a very large number of Obama’s 2008 voters went for Trump, and will stick with him if he’s got some success by 2020. The only hope Democrats have is for a massive failure on the part of Trump – outside that, I expect Trump to win an outright majority of the popular vote and 351 Electoral votes. So, I’m hoping Hillary does go for it, again…

      • Cluster December 21, 2016 / 9:10 am

        Rush had a good take on this yesterday saying that the only reason why Hillary is floating the possibility of running for office again is to keep the donations to CGI rolling in. Without the possibility of Hillary assuming power, the donations to CGI have dried up. Evidently the donors to CGI don’t care about curing AIDS.

      • M. Noonan December 21, 2016 / 2:02 pm

        It could be nothing but a confidence game by Hillary…but, I just can’t imagine a cipher like her just forever giving up the dream. It’s all she’s got…

  3. Cluster December 21, 2016 / 9:05 am

    Nothing better than witty sarcastic rebuttals to progressive lunacy and Matt Walsh delivers in Dennis Miller fashion. Haven’t been too familiar with him but I obviously need to get acquainted with his work.

    You know I think the reason why progressives are so unhinged and the melt down continues to accelerate is that conservatives are now starting to laugh at them and push back. Progressives are use to a compliant conservative, someone who is easily shamed and who would never want to be labeled as a racist or bigot. But anymore those labels have such little meaning that the charge is laughable and the failure of progressive policies is so complete that common sense Americans are finally starting to think: – “what in the hell do we have to lose”

    It’s a great day in America. We’re back.

    • Retired Spook December 21, 2016 / 10:05 am

      You know I think the reason why progressives are so unhinged and the melt down continues to accelerate is that conservatives are now starting to laugh at them and push back.

      For years the Left has used the Alinsky tactics of shame and ridicule to keep Conservatives on the defensive. Just like antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the more they use those tactics, along with the race card, the less effective they are. The only reason the Left even still exists is that 90% of the old media is running interference for them, but even that’s changing.

      • Amazona December 22, 2016 / 12:02 am

        I heard today that some group is trying to establish a permanent “protest” site across from the White House. If they do, I would contribute to a fund that pays to have a delivery to that site, a couple of times a day, of diapers and safety pins, and to pay people to drive by with speakers blasting whiny baby noises.

        In a similar vein, there is now an effort to boycott “all petroleum products” with the slogan “Leave It In The Ground”. Seriously. Just when you think they can’t get any more stupid….

        Anyway, a Denver talk show host said she is tempted to start a website with a Boycott Oil kind of name, and helpfully list all the things these brain-dead Millennial lemmings would have to give up. No, they can’t just switch to electric cars—–they have too much plastic, etc. They would have to give up plastic, which would wipe out their cell phones and computers. Now if only tattoo ink were shown to have a petroleum base…….. And they couldn’t go to any of those exciting “protests” unless they walk, as planes and trains and automobiles and bicycles would be off limits.

    • Retired Spook December 21, 2016 / 10:27 am

      No better poke at the Left, especially at this particular time of year, than this:

      • Cluster December 21, 2016 / 10:57 am

        I LOVE THAT VIDEO!!!!

        Here’s yet another liberal NYT comment:

        “Sober Republicans need to stand up to their party’s radicalization, even if it means leaving the party.”

        I think progressives are worried that Trump might actually improve the economic fortunes of their constituents and prove that capitalism works – the death knell to socialism and the current Democratic party

      • Amazona December 21, 2016 / 11:49 pm

        What these silly Libs don’t get is that Trump is the opposite of radicalization of the GOP. The hard-core who base their/our politics on serious ideology were not for Trump. His appeal was always to the populist movement, and one objection to him was that his appeal had nothing at all to do with ideology, with commitment to the Constitutional form of government, but seemed like a kind of mishmash of things. This was seen as weakening or diluting the party, and it is the reason some talked about leaving the party—not because it was becoming too radically Right-wing but because it seemed to be moving toward the Left, ideologically, or at least losing its focus.

        Remember, the Trump of the primaries thought the real problem with Obamacare was that it didn’t go far enough, and the government should just pay for EVERYTHING. That is not radical Right-wing rhetoric.

        As usual, the NYT has it bass-akwards.

    • Retired Spook December 21, 2016 / 10:29 am

      The scariest part about stuff like this is that you KNOW it’s eventually coming here.

    • Amazona December 21, 2016 / 11:53 pm

      I heard someone on the radio today who used the term “fundamentalist Islam” instead of “radical Islam”. I have never liked the latter term, as the terrorist are not adhering to any radical interpretation of the Koran but to its true heart and soul, the very fundamentals of Islam.

      I would much prefer using that term, because as a qualifier it gives a nod to the idea that most Muslims are not terrorists (though very very few will stand up to it or denounce it) without pretending that violent Islam is some “radical” departure from the true dictates of the religion.

    • Amazona December 21, 2016 / 11:54 pm

      I wonder if that older girl would look at the torn and bloody body parts of her little sister and still want to experience the same thing. What does any child understand about death, or Paradise? Those children did not make a decision.

      I remember a terrorist sneering that Islam would win because we value life and it values death. That pretty much sums it up.

  4. Retired Spook December 21, 2016 / 10:59 am

    Speaking of unhinged.

    An upstate New York man has been charged with second-degree murder after he shot and killed a UPS driver in the parking lot of the Ithaca Wal-Mart and then ran over his body, according to authorities. According to reports, he thought he was shooting President-elect Donald Trump.

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