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

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.