Open Thread

We’re winning, guys. Slowly, but surely:

The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and has ruled that the 1925 ‘Peace Cross’ Memorial erected to remember World War I dead can stay on public land.

It is insane that any American court even accepted the case – it is not in any way, shape or form an establishment of religion to have a religious symbol on public property. The whole thing about the Establishment clause has been twisted – as we all know, because we’re not dumb and know history, an Establishment of Religion is where the government selects a religion and makes it mandatory – and provides various penalties, large or small, for anyone who doesn’t subscribe to the officially sanctioned religion. That is all the Founders were trying to prevent – they weren’t trying to prevent the erection of a memorial cross by a people, at the time, better than 95% Christian (and even today better than 70% Christian). We’ll get more and more like this as Trump’s judges take hold of the Judiciary.

I watched most of Trump’s re-election kickoff rally – I know all our Experts say he’s doomed and its all over and we’re just waiting for the Democrat to win…but, geesh! That was a big, enthusiastic crowd…and I can’t think of a Democrat who can draw that sort of crowd absent a rock star performing at the event. We’re, once again, told that crowd size doesn’t matter…ok, Experts: you say so. I guess we’ll see how it comes out. Oh, Trump raised nearly $25 million in the first 24 hours after his campaign announcement. That’s more than any Democrat, by a lot. Too bad for Trump that a poll is more important than people and donations, right?

If you watched that rally, you saw the themes Trump is going to hammer on over the next 18 months: People Vs Powerful; “I’m for you, they’re for anyone but you”; the economy is booming. That’s a pretty strong message.

Kamala Harris – providing more evidence that Trump is going to win – asserted in a Tweet that Trump’s plan to deport illegal immigrants is an effort to change our demographics. She’s saying that the Real Americans – the people she cares most about – are the illegals! With opponents like this, Trump doesn’t need any friends.

Roger Simon – now resident of Nashville where he’ll be one of the pioneers in the creation of the American Jewish Hillbilly Community – writes about his former home, Los Angeles:

I left Los Angeles for Nashville slightly over a year ago. When I call friends back in my former home (for 50 years), most of them tell me I got out just in time.

Actually, they’re wrong. I should have gotten out ten or even fifteen years before. The handwriting was on the wall. “California dreamin’,” pace Mama Cass, “was no longer a ray-al-it-tee.” It hasn’t been for a long time.

Read the whole thing – and I can attest to what Simon is saying. I’ve been around Los Angeles since 1970, off and on. I even lived there for a few years after I got out of the Navy. Since about, oh, 1995 or so, it has just started to crumble. The last time I was in downtown LA, I was nauseated…doubly so because LA is my father’s city, and my grandfather’s. And I remember how it was when I was a kid and it’s all been wrecked. It is dirty, it is falling apart, it is overrun with zombie-like people who, per reports, are sh**ting so much on the streets that there is typhus. This is what Liberalism does. This is what they want to do to your city. We have to stop them.

53 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Amazona June 26, 2019 / 10:46 am

    Just stop and think, just for a minute, what would happen if each of these federal, state and local employees knew that his or her job depended on complying with the oath of office in which he or she swore to uphold the law and defend the Constitution.

    What is so hard to understand about this? THEY HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BY BREAKING THE LAW.


    Once these officials can be held accountable for breaking the law, for refusing to enforce the law, things will change. But for some reason everyone is squeamish about this topic. I just don’t understand this fear of standing up for the law.

    Immigration law is federal. That means, as far as I can tell, when it is broken it becomes a matter of federal law enforcement, and anything done to interfere with that is obstruction of justice. Even if we are freaked out by the prospect of making the oath of office binding, an actual legal contract for holding an office or a position (but…but…but what if it isn’t absolutely perfect? What if it is abused? What if what if what if what if what if—) while judges violate their oaths and contribute to the decline of the American system, while governors and mayors and police chiefs make their own rules and spit on those already in place.

    Our attitude seems to be: Give people great, nearly unlimited, authority, do not hold them to the law, let them make their own laws, and then fret about the inevitable outcomes of criminality and chaos, but for God’s sake don’t do anything to change it.

    Cut off federal funding and file federal charges against those violating federal laws. At least it would be a start. But make holding office and government jobs dependent on complying with oaths of office. I simply do not understand reluctance to do this.

  2. Cluster June 26, 2019 / 10:59 am

    Here is what a “leading climate research scientist” said just a few short years ago:

    However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.

    “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.

    How many children did they scare? And needlessly … welcome to 2019 climate change

    The solstice flakes marked a continuation of a snowy stretch that began in January and February and lingered through spring. Even before the solstice snow, The Denver Post wrote, the state’s snowpack was “in virtually every numerical sense . . . off the charts.” At the time, the snowpack was 751 percent above normal.

    Don’t take scientists seriously folks. Most of them don’t know what in the hell they’re talking about.

  3. Cluster June 26, 2019 / 1:15 pm

    How do you feel about this?

    Rep. Ilhan Omar

    I am one of the 45 million people with student debt—45 million people who are held back from pursuing their dreams because of the student debt crisis.

    Ilhan Omars dreams are being “held back” because of the debt she voluntarily took on. Never mind that she’s a US Congress person making over $170K a year.

    UN F***ING BELIEVABLE. I hate these people.

    • JeremiahTMM June 26, 2019 / 6:43 pm

      I wonder how all those University students can afford those expensive shops and restaurants near the campus, and I can’t?

    • Amazona June 26, 2019 / 9:39 pm

      The other day I heard someone discussing the shift, during the Obama years, from student loans granted by banks, which had to comply with lending guidelines and needed a reasonable amount to borrow and a reasonable expectation that the money could be paid back, to student loans granted by the government, with few if any limits or requirements.

      And gee, who could have predicted that this would lead to a cascade of events—-colleges and universities raising their rates and adding lots and lots of fluff classes they could charge outrageous amounts for to attract “students” just looking for a way to not have to work, leading to students recklessly borrowing huge amounts of money for worthless classes that would never prepare them for decent jobs while the institutions of higher learning, as they still want to be called, sat back and raked in the dough.

      What? you say? There was a functional system that worked, till the government stepped in and screwed it up, creating a whole web of connecting problems and then claiming these problems can only be solved by the government?

      Who woulda thunk it?

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