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.