Open Thread

The Democrats/MSM/Never Trump are running a con: and the con is the assertion that a 77 year old, addle-brained career politician will solve the problems. It is a stupid assertion. Only an idiot would believe it. But it is the assertion they are making…and with all their powers of opinion-generation, they’re going to see if they can get an electoral majority to be stupid enough to believe it.

Personally, I don’t think they can – and I also happen to think that they also know they can’t do it. So, in reality, what they’re doing right now is battle space prep for 2021. With Trump re-elected (perhaps quite resoundingly) and maybe back in full control of Congress (and this time with far more pro-Trump people in the mix), Democrats know they will be in for a rough time. So, if Trump does win – as I think they expect – they need to make certain that their side remains both white hot against Trump and certain that Trump is illegitimate. So, put out that D+10 poll showing Biden up 12. When the event comes out, the only way Trump could have won is by cheating, right?

It is also good to remember that there is an army of consultants, pollsters and talking heads who will simply be out of work if polling started to consistently show Trump heading for victory. Who the heck is doing to donate to your Democrat Pac and buy your polling data if there’s no point to it? So, there are a lot of vested interests in keeping up the appearance that Trump is doomed…and while Trump will Tweet out from time about fake news and fake polls, I don’t think he actually minds this stuff. The less the Democrats see reality, the better for Trump.

Meanwhile, the National Association of Police Organizations which endorsed Obama/Biden in 2008 and 2012 and didn’t endorse at all in 2016…has endorsed Trump. Just how many cops or family members of cops do you think are going to vote Democrat this year? One percent? Maybe two percent if Biden gets lucky? If they thought it sure that Biden would win – that if real data showed Biden up 10 or 12 points – they wouldn’t endorse Trump. They might not endorse Biden, but they wouldn’t endorse Trump. At worst, they’d keep their powder dry and hope for the best. Someone at NAPO is sure Trump will win.

The vandals of Antifa are showing themselves to be overtly anti-Christian. Plenty of statues of the Blessed Virgin have been defaced. This tells me of the essentially evil nature of Antifa even if nothing else did: everyone who hates Our Lady is heading down a pretty dark path.

On a more plus side of that, you might recall that there was an Antifa/BLM push against Saint Louis IX…threats to destroy the statue of the Saint-King in St Louis. I’ve been following for many days now the Catholics who have been holding daily prayer vigils around the statue. They get abuse hurled at them (and sometimes physical violence, as well) but they are standing firm. They pray the Rosary and other prayers and even did a Eucharistic procession around the statue. I’m mighty impressed with the courage of these Christians.

The National Museum of African American History & Culture says that things like being married and working hard and respecting authority are “White” things. Which is curious because the racists of the KKK used to say exactly the same thing. When I first saw the thing, I thought it was a joke – someone trolling. But it turns out it is real…and I bet the authors of it simply do not know what actual racism against blacks was like. It does not surprise me that they work at a museum: I figure that anyone allowed to be in charge of anything designed to propagate facts has long been taken over by ignoramouses who hate facts.

Open Thread

The Turks are going to once again use the Hagia Sophia as a Mosque. Remember this when they whine about “Islamophobia” or demand a “right of return” to Israel. I realize we lost the church when the Turks conquered it and raped, murdered or enslaved its last congregation…but, that it was converted to a museum was an acknowledgement that it was stolen property and that Islam wanted to live in peace with the West. This is a declaration of war against the West: make no mistake about it. Erdogan sees himself as a reincarnation of Mehmed the Conqueror. Way past time to either kick Turkey out of NATO or withdraw from NATO is they insist upon keeping this enemy power within the ranks. One day, I pray, those hideous minarets will be removed from that crown jewel of Justinian the Great and Mass will once again be heard there.

Meanwhile, we have our own savages to contend with:

Boston police are investigating an arson at a Boston church after a Virgin Mary statue was set on fire Saturday night.

Officers responded at about 10 p.m. to a report of a fire near Saint Peter Parish in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood.

Upon arrival, the officers saw that a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary had been set on fire.

Remember: as Our Lord said, they hated him first and they hate us because of him.

The McCloskey’s – that couple which completely peacefully advised BLM people that they couldn’t come on private property – have been served with warrants and their firearms have been seized. This is how they’ll do it, folks: it won’t be a general confiscation…but one by one they’ll pick off people who are vulnerable and take their arms away. The NRA so far has been completely useless in this – though as the link says, a local gun store is stepping up to the plate. Make no mistake about it: by taxes, regulation and selective prosecution, the Left is determined to disarm us, 2A or not.

Trump has told the Minnesota Democrats who orchestrated the riots to pound sand on a federal disaster declaration. And that is the right thing to do – we could, perhaps, get some votes by swooping in there with cash, but the bottom line is that would be to reward criminality. I do feel for the innocent businesses which were wrecked: but Minnesotans voted for these Democrats and they’ll have to make this right, themselves.

Feeling down? Don Surber is sticking with his prediction of a 37 State win for Trump.

Open Thread

Well, Trump is down 127 points in the polls and I’m bookmarking Expert Tweets so I can make fun of them on November 3rd.

Bit of a mixed bag on Trump tax returns – a bit of a win against Congress, a bit of a loss against New York prosecutors…which actually does make a little bit of sense: Congress isn’t allowed to merely fish in Executive affairs hoping to turn something up. But State prosecutors are, well, State prosecutors. The Court was probably not going to say they absolutely couldn’t look into a federal official’s personal business. But now that they’ve got their ruling that they can get the documents, Trump gets to start arguing about whether they should get them and under what circumstances. No decision will be reached by November 3rd.

Biden got the nomination, but Sanders got the party:

Bernie Sanders said a new policy platform unveiled by Joe Biden will make the presumptive Democratic nominee the ‘most progressive president’ since Franklin Roosevelt.

Sanders was referring to a series of platform recommendations for the Democratic Party that were put together by the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Forces – a series of groups formed after the primary process to bring together the moderate and progressive wings of the party.

If its a bit of Commie drivel, it is now in the Democrat platform. I don’t think they left anything out. Open borders, immediate citizenship, Green New Deal…if it was a Progressive dream at any point in the past decade, they’ve got it in the platform, now. The bottom line is that Biden doesn’t even matter: he’s a mere vehicle. A cardboard cut-out to place in the Oval Office while a horde of far left fanatics grind out anti-American policy. If you wonder why Biden and allies have been silent over the destruction of statues of Washington, here’s your answer: they are absolutely dependent upon the hardcore Left for any chance at victory in November. Place that next to your poll showing Biden up by 10 and what you get is proof the poll is wrong. If Biden were riding high to a landslide, he’d ditch the far left. Period.

Biden, still not officially excommunicated, would rescind the exemption for Little Sister of the Poor. Of course, it isn’t Biden…its whomever is calling the shots in Team Biden. Make no mistake about it: they really, really, hate Christianity. Remember: the Little Sister are precisely what the Left says we have to be if we really want to be Christian (when they decide to Christian-splain to us how to be Christian): poor and dedicated to helping the most poor. They want us banned.

Meanwhile, the guy who is almost always right about political predictions gives Trump a 91% chance of winning. Which is about how I rate it: there is a chance Biden can win, but it is small. He’d have to draw a Royal Flush, as it were. And the model here is using primaries as a key indicator, as do I: I don’t care how many polls they shove at me saying that Trump is doomed…people actually went to the polls in droves for Trump during the Primary…meanwhile, Biden was crushed early on and it took the entire Democrat establishment making crooked deals with Warren to carry Biden’s political corpse to victory.

Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy. Doesn’t surprise me: my Dad was invariably a Brooks Brothers shopper…I don’t think the youngsters followed on.

Kanye’s run for President is both joke and serious: he’s too late to get on the ballot in some major States, anyway and it would take buckets of money just to get himself on the ballot in the States still open. But I think it might be a trial run for 2024, so look out. And Kanye is challenging…he has the money and he has the fame to make an impact.

This Open Thread is Awesome

OK, false advertising. But it is kinda nice.

Anyways, I finished Secrets, the sequel to Mirrors and I’m actually working on the third book. By that, I mean I finally had to put a lid on Secrets at about 110,000 words and I’m 30,000 into the third book, already. Being locked down does have its benefits! It is a smashing story of love, magic, war and friendship.

Trump’s Executive Order on hiring could be crucial…but only in a 2nd Trump term. If Biden wins, he’ll undo it immediately (and Roberts won’t say “boo” about it). But if Trump is re-elected then he’s basically allowing himself to hire whomever he wants…and that means as people leave government, he can staff it up with Civil Service-protected hires who are on our side. Especially if we can also win in 2024, this will be Trump’s most important legacy…having people like us actually in there, irremovable, affecting policy for decades to come.

And “our side” is what matters, folks. Our victories are always partial and short lived because after we struggle for ages and finally get our little win, their side is always in there to slowly whittle away what we did. We need people on our side in there, making sure that what we win stays won.

Now, if you’ve been watching the news and social media: first, get the psychological and spiritual help you need. After that: ignore everything you saw. I was getting a little down, as well. But then I heard something about the primary turnout for Trump and…I looked it up. It is astonishing. We’re talking massively more people are turning out for Trump in 2020 than turned out for Obama in 2012. I’m serious: it isn’t just a little increase, it is massive. In some cases, orders of magnitude larger. And it isn’t just in Red States: Blue and Purple States have seen it, as well. What does this mean? After all, in both cases it is meaningless: the nominee is already set. And that’s just it: someone on Team Trump is getting these people to show up. We’ve been told that Team Trump has built a ground game like none has ever seen before…and now it is being tested out in the primaries. My bet: large numbers are former Dems and/or rare voters…ie, people who will not show up in polling, especially if they are doing a likely voter screen.

Now, click on this. This was just Trump driving by. Look at the crowd.

‘Rona panic is again the order of the day: the spike in cases, if it is even real and not merely the result of testing, is clearly 100% caused by the protests…but the Left doesn’t care. They want their panic back because they are afraid of Trump rallies and want an excuse to keep Biden in the basement. This is not the action of a party which thinks it is about to win in a landslide.

This is funny:

Hat Tip: Ace of Spades

Democrats realize they are running a scam.

Open Thread

Could we lose in November? Of course we can: and, indeed, the polls say it is already a done deal. But, I want to bring up this:

Right after Trump’s Tulsa rally the family of the late Tom Petty issued a statement asking Team Trump to not use Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”. They made this statement because they are virtue-signalling dipsticks. Like all artists, Petty’s product is actually in the care of various people who license its use and as long as the check clears, they don’t care who uses it. The Petty family didn’t say they wouldn’t accept payment: they just put out a statement telling all their liberal friends that they hate the Bad Orange Man.

To this statement from the Petty family, I tweeted out this:

Lighten up. Most of Tom Petty’s fans are my age or older and most of us are voting Trump.

Which is, of course, true. And I do like some of Petty’s music – mostly his later stuff as his early stuff was kinda dull and trite.

As of this moment, the tweet has 1,120 likes: an astonishing number for an account with less than 3,400 followers. But the real story is in the 199 comments: also an astonishing number. But the main thing about the comments is, by my estimate, 95% of them are bot comments. That is, comments from accounts with less than 100 followers and all of them pretty much saying two different comments with slightly different wording. So, what happened was that someone decided that my comment was worth paying people to comment negatively about, in fear that people might get the impression that old Tom Petty fans might vote for Trump.

It is all an op: all that you see in the MSM and on social media is a DNC-inspired and paid-for (directly or through third party cut-outs) program designed to keep the Democrat based fired up with hate (lest they start actually listening to Trump and see what he’s doing) and to depress you and me with the conviction that we’re the powerless minority. My advice: don’t believe a word of it. Maybe we will lose: maybe we’ve lost the country and the American people are deciding on a socialist and politically correct future of poverty and oppression. Hey, if that’s what they want, that’s what they’ll get, good and hard. But let’s not help them usher in that horrid future by getting down in the dumps. There is a chance, after all, that we’re the majority…we’ll find out for sure on November 3rd and until then, I work from the assumption that the majority of Americans aren’t falling for this drivel.

A lot of people went hair-on-fire about Shaun King’s insistence that “White Jesus” be destroyed. And there is a reason to be a bit upset: not because Talcum X (have you ever seen a whiter black guy than Shaun?). He’s just seeking attention and clicks…but because there is an ever more overt strain of anti-Christian propaganda and actions emanating from the Left. I feel for the Left Catholics who were so sure their support for SSM and women priests would save them…they’re going to find out that people who tear down a statue of Grant go on to tear down a statue of St Junipero and that is in preparation for putting Catholics in front of a firing squad. The Left is the Left is the Left: and their primary war was, is and always will be against God.

Seattle’s CHAZ/CHOP “Summer of Love” became the garbage dump haven for murder and sexual assault every last person on Earth who isn’t a Leftist knew it would become…and now the mayor wants to wind it down. Can she? Meaning: will the cops she stabbed in the back risk their careers to clear out the people her cowardice installed? She may eventually have to make a phone call to Trump…

A brief bit on just how different Islam and Christianity are. Spoiler: a lot.

There’s a move afoot to cancel Jimmy Kimmel over his “racially charged” actions in the past: ie, he made jokes which were acceptable at the time but the Party has now decreed that we have always been at war with Eastasia and so everyone must conform in the past to this reality. Most people on the right are now fully in favor of this while the Never Trump dweebs still put out their circa-2003 articles saying “that’s not who we are.” But it is who we are, now: we want these people punished for having done nothing wrong because it is how we’ve been treated…and this is the only way we’ll get future Jimmy Kimmel’s to stand with us against cancel culture.

NASCAR Noose: I figured it was a fraud from the start. There is that very tiny chance that an actual racist would risk jail time to make a completely pointless gesture…but there is a much higher chance that someone trying to stir the racial pot for personal advantage would do it. And as time goes on, we’re starting to see it shape up as another fraud. But, make no mistake about it: NASCAR will never treat it as if it were a fraud. Prove it was a fraud and they’ll still take actions as if it happened. Because NASCAR is just another corporation and they are afraid of being thought of as “those people”…you know, their fans who fill the stands and give them money. Don’t want to be like them…can you imagine what your liberal friends would say?

Open Thread

Saw the Trump Rally tonight – actually, the first time I went pretty much through the whole thing. I tuned in because the crowd wasn’t as large as hyped and I wanted to see how Trump did: he was a blast. I laughed out loud during his description of the walk down the ramp. But outside the “Trump” part of it, he also previewed the themes he’s going to use against Biden in the Fall…and I think the knife twist is always going to be Biden’s silence about the riots and vandalism…and now that they’ve toppled statues of Washington, Jefferson and Grant, Trump is going to be able to put Biden on the spot: if he condemns such things, he alienates his base; if he approves of them, he alienates everyone else.

Will Trump win? I believe he will. But even if he loses, I regret nothing: he’s proven himself to be the first politician since Reagan to be on my side and I’m sticking with him to the end.

It is all an op, guys: all the rioting. I know it got me worried and down for the past week…but as its ground on I, and many others, have started to see the pattern: at night (so the size of the crowd his hidden: it’s likely much smaller than advertised); the instigators stir the pot, and then take off, allowing criminals and idiots to take over; it is always in deep blue areas where the police seem entirely paralyzed…so paralyzed that after a while, you just know they were ordered to be paralyzed (we’ve had our BLM stuff in Vegas; one poor cop even got crippled for life during the protests; but Vegas – blue as it is – can’t afford to have bloody riots on the Strip…and so the cops are backed by the City and County officials and so maintain order); do everything you can to try to provoke a violent response from Trump and his supporters. And that, I think, is what they’re really looking for: dead bodies. Bodies which can be classed as the victims of Trump’s racist AmeriKKKa. At the very least they want you afraid and thinking you’ve already lost…but I also think they’ve seen the polls showing minority voters (especially younger minority voters) warming up to Trump and they hope a dose of riots will get them back on the ranch.

Trouble is, Trump didn’t take the bait…and no one on the Left actually wants to go into a GOP stronghold and stir up trouble. The street thugs who provide the riot muscle won’t come (they aren’t brave: they just want to steal stuff without real risk) and the pencil armed dweebs who make up the bulk of Antifa know they’ll actually get shot. I think that everyone is now irritated and bored with the riots…Normals are going, “Ok, you make your point, whatever the heck it was”.

Ali’s son says his Dad would have nothing but contempt for BLM. I can see it: Ali did well in this country and triumphed over genuine racism. Ali earned everything he had. He might well look at these pampered clowns and wonder what the heck they are whining about.

Mars 2020 launches soon – another rover, this one designed to look specifically for signs of ancient life. Neat thing about it: some of the samples it collects are to be returned to Earth in a joint Nasa/ESA mission in 2031. My view: I think we come up empty on life ever having been on Mars. Too small. Too cold. Lost its atmosphere and surface water too early. And that is another thing: we might well be alone in the universe…or life might be so rare that the chances of one type of life finding another are vanishingly small. For life as we know it, there just seems to be too fine a tolerance: if your planet isn’t the right size, in the right location, made up of the right materials, doesn’t have a sufficient magnetic field…it just ain’t happening. I mean, of course, absent God just making it happen. And I think if we ever do find life out there, the extremely low chances of it happening will tend to prove that God has to make it happen.

No More Racist Syrup Open Thread

They cancelled Aunt Jemima. Why? Who the F knows or really cares? Because the picture is of a black woman and that’s racist, or some drivel. From what I’ve been able to learn, the original subject of the picture was a lady born into slavery who actually made a pretty good life for herself…but, she’s out. And Uncle Ben is on the chopping block, as is Mrs Butterworth. I guess black people can’t appear in advertisements…because Black Lives Matter or some such.

Meanwhile, the cop who killed that guy in Atlanta is being charged with capital murder: which is utterly ridiculous. Even if the use of force wasn’t justified, he still didn’t intend to murder someone. Why should a cop do his duty at this point? I can understand why a police officer would quit – and a lot have; but I can also see why they’d just become time-servers until they can collect a pension. Just look the other way and clean up the bodies. And there’s no way any sane person would want to become a police officer at this point.

Senator Durbin (D-IL) insults Senator Scott (R-SC): but there won’t be riots about this even though its a white guy using racially-charged terms against a black guy…because only some black lives really matter.

Trump shows once again why we love him: he’s saying that Kaepernick should get another shot in the NFL. This is grand-master level trolling. Gonna miss the guy when he’s out of office. Some team is going to have to take him – he was a flash in the pan who had serious accuracy problems, and he’s been out of the game for years…but some NFL team is going to have to offer him an iron-clad, golden contract. In the end, Kaep will suffer an “injury” during practice…because there’s no way he is going to subject himself to a choke-athon in front of a national audience. As for me: I won’t even watch a game this year: the NFL has decided that being woke to please a few jerks is more important than me. Cool. I’ve got other things to do on Sunday.

NBC and Google got caught doing what we already knew they were doing: working together to censor dissident voices. I am completely done with protecting large corporations: in fact, I want them severely punished…driven out of existence, actually. Tax and regulate these bastards into bankruptcy and then let something else emerge…something which will be wary of engaging in politics.

The SCOTUS decision on transgender rights was…a little surprising, but only a little. Gorsuch merely joins a long line of people whom we pour out blood and sweat to get on to the SC only to betray us at the first opportunity. Gorsuch is another one of the libertarian Judges that we became familiar with in Justice Kennedy. So while we might get a favorable religious liberty ruling out of him from time to time, on the really crucial issues of the times, he’s going to side with the far left because libertarians always side with the far left when push comes to shove…because they are far leftists who merely want low taxes. We can’t rely on the Courts – we’re going to have to do this legislatively and simply assert that Congress’ ability to regulate how cases come before the federal courts means we can simply exclude cases about certain issues. That and simply insist that Justices we appoint commit to voting how we want.

Don Surber notes that we no longer have a debate in the United States – it is all about the raw exercise of power. Either we have it, or they do – and if we do have it, we’d better just ram through what we want because we can rely on the Left doing that if they have power. I agree with this: I don’t debate liberals any more. If they decide to comment on my social media posts, I block them. There is no point. They won’t convince me (because I’m not stupid) and I can’t convince them (because they are stupid). All I want to know is how do we obtain power and then how do we quite ruthlessly use whatever power we have. Anything else is a waste of time.

Open Thread

Our basic response to all further Leftwing demands:

Whatever hill they are attacking – that is the hill to die on. Give them nothing. Make them fight for every inch of ground. And once they have advanced, immediately counter attack. Its time we started treating them like they treat us.

OTOH, once we do defeat the Left, I’ve got some ideas about replacements for the Confederate statues:

Douglas MacArthur
Joseph McCarthy
Augusto Pinochet
Vaclav Havel
Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn
August graf von Galen
St John Paul II
St Maxilian Kolbe
Emiliano Zapata
Thomas Sowell
Ronald Reagan
Harriet Tubman
George Thomas

I’ve always admired Zapata: he really did fight a corrupt Ruling Class to actually give land to the people. Naturally, the Mexican Ruling Class murdered him.

The CHAZ in Seattle is partially ridiculous and partially for real: its ridiculous to think clowns who can’t even change a tire can run a Soviet. Its for real in that some of them will learn how to run a Soviet…and they will try again. For this one, I figure Trump should wait until the garbage is hip deep and people are being killed over the scraps before he moves the Guard in. Let them fester for a bit.

Meanwhile, the Democrats are claiming it would be illegal for Trump to put down the rebellion. U.S. Grant could not be reached for comment. The reality: they know this sh**-show, along with “Defund the Police” is poison and they want both to go away as quickly and quietly as possible…before Trump hangs it around their necks like a millstone (spoiler: Trump will hang it round their necks like a millstone).

Democrat House Candidate approves of burning things to the ground. What really caught my eye: she’s a former Air Force colonel. Do not, for a second, think that America’s military officers are on your side: 16 of the 24 years pre-Trump were Democrat Administrations and 8 years were a GOP Admin uninterested in fighting the culture war. Admission and promotion within the officer corps was based on loyalty to the Democrats. Rely on it: if they are ever ordered by a Democrat President to open fire on the people, they will give the orders. I think that most of the troops will refuse to obey, but it won’t be for lack of the officer’s trying. Trump could do us all a favor by cashiering everyone above the rank of colonel.

Trump is doomed – but in the Georgia primary, he got 140,000 more votes than Biden. Surprising for Newsweek, it is a fairly straightforward report, which notes that Trump has driven GOP primary turnout very high time and again this year. We’ll see how this translates in November.

Open Thread

I finished the first draft of “Secrets” and I think it is really good. And then I immediately went into the third book of the series, tentatively titled “Battles”; partially because I’m just on a roll for writing at the moment but, also, because I want the two books to be very integrated and I’m already modify “Secrets” a little bit as things happen in “Battles”. It is a lot more fun dealing with my fictional characters than real life: though I did have a weird dream the other day where Bryce and Rossalyn were arguing with me about how a particular passage in the book should go. I don’t know if any other authors have conversations with their characters…

But, real life goes on!

The official, official, we really mean it totally Expert and this time our polls are right opinion is that Trump is doomed. He’s isolated. Walls are closing in. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

Maybe he is? I don’t really know: no one really does. You can’t rely on anything in the MSM because, as I said a while back, everything they do is designed for the sole purpose of defeating Trump. If they are ever telling the truth in these matters it is only because what is true coincides with what they want. But one smart person I know who follows these things notes that Team Trump is pouring it on in New Mexico. New Mexico went for Hillary by 8 in 2016. Either they’re insane, or they know something…meanwhile, the Democrats are boosting the idea of turning Texas Blue because of this, that or the other reason…but for all the talk of Trump performing badly there in 2016, he did win the State by 9. Can you think of one thing Trump has done which would make the people of Texas who voted for him in 2016 decide that Joe Biden is now the better choice?

And then I saw this video of Trump’s visit to Maine the other day…the streets were lined with cheering crowds of Trump supporters; flags waving, Trump signs everywhere. And it was apparently spontaneous. Let’s see what happens when Trump gets back to rallies.

The Left has gone completely Maoist now – Struggle Sessions included. Don’t know if you’ve seen the video of the Mayor of Minneapolis being forced to leave a BLM rally because he wouldn’t agree to defund the police. And I really love the MSM talking point of this morning that “defund the police” doesn’t mean that they’ll cut funding to the police. Someone at the DNC must have got some poll results! It was laughable on a lot of levels but the really crucial one is that no Democrat will ever agree to cut the pay or benefits of a government worker: that would open up a can of worms they want firmly closed. The Deputy Assistant Director of Diversity Affairs wouldn’t like that one little bit.

All I can say is that my emotions about all this veer from disgust to boredom. That an American would kneel to anything but God is an outrage to the depths of my soul. Meanwhile the rote self-denunciations for being white are just irritating at this point. I’m not typical: in fact, as you know, I’m a little “out there” in my opinions…but I am hopeful that only a small minority of Americans is actually like that. If a majority is, then the nation has been doomed for some time anyway and my hope is for peaceful separation of the parts. And the Left is so deadly dull: they all dress alike, hold the exact same opinions and are impossible to talk to. If we do still have a majority – and November will tell – then we really have to go about defunding the Left…take away their college and corporate sinecures and force them to go get real jobs; that’ll put an end to this as fast as a mandatory 30 day jail sentence would forever end the threat of riots.

We went from “stay indoors to save grandma” to “don’t even talk to grandma until she becomes BLM” rather quickly.

Biden says 10-15% of us are just Deplorable.

Antifa goon beats up an 82 year old man for holding a Trump sign. Do not forget that these people hate you.

Why are we having riots? Because there are some indications that black people are warming up to Trump. Also: the youngsters think this whole riot thing is the hip and cool thing to do…Democrats are now going to try to convince them that the really cool thing to do after a riot is vote Biden. I don’t think that will work.

This Open Thread is a Riot

Ok, maybe not that kind of riot.

Just not sure…

Anyways, riots abound…and they are pretty pointless while being destructive. You see, the Left doesn’t have a lot of real revolutionaries. They’ve got some people willing to loot – but they are mostly about the looting, as such. The other part of it is Antifa types: Bourgeois Bolsheviks who assume that someone will be along shortly to clean up the mess as they go back home to Mom’s basement. As Chesterton pointed out, this sort of thing is worthless…the French Revolution, whatever one thinks about it, accomplished something: the King’s head was definitely chopped off and something new put in his place. This sort of thing is like the Suffragettes of 100 years ago…knocking off the hat of the King, which can be done any number of times without actually changing anything.

I’m sure that someone set this off. The proximate cause wasn’t even Floyd’s death – it was because Floyd’s death was videotaped. Absent that, the “reason” is lacking. But, once that was provided, someone decided to test it and see what would happen…and Democrat city politicians, desperately afraid of African-Americans and that they might not vote Democrat in sufficient numbers in November, hoisted the white flag. That’s why we have these riots spreading around: the word is out that if your local leaders are Democrats, they will do nothing to stop you…so, go steal that TV and burn something down. I’d like to find out who started it – and I do suspect some genuine Bolsheviks are deep underneath the Antifa Bourgeois Bolshies.

Hey, anyone remember Coronavirus? Seems like only Monday it was the chief topic of discussion…but, hey, the GOP States opening up aren’t suffering increased deaths and there are signs the economy is going to come roaring back…and wouldn’t it be convenient if something else grabbed the national spotlight?