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Monday, August 31, 2015

How Donald Trump is beating the GOP like a drum

He's using illegal immigration, the one topic that the GOP is running away from like their lives depended on it.  Which is one of the stupidest things they've done recently.  And that's saying something, given how stupid the GOP acts on a regular basis.

Victor Davis Hanson lays out how illegal aliens have finally turned off the American Public.  Living in LA county, I'm kind of in the thick of illegal aliens, although there's enough infrastructure here that the strain of millions of illegal criminals gets spread out.  In the more rural areas of California the strain is higher.

Nationally, I think this is gaining steam because illegal aliens from Mexico are now all over the USA, not just confined to the border states.  When I lived in Wisconsin there was a meat-packing plant that was shut down because they were using illegals.  I remember lots of local folks being rather upset about that - those were good paying jobs, but they were getting undercut by illegal aliens who had snuck up from Mexico.  Or they'd been snuck up by people who wanted to pay half the wages they normally paid.  I lived in a small town; you could pick out the illegal alien houses by the amount of trash in the yard and by the dis-repair the houses fell into.

Houses in Wisconsin die if you don't do upkeep every year.  Apparently this was not a lesson anyone had taught them.

I think the biggest problem people have with illegal aliens is the fact that we're told if we don't accept them, that somehow we're the bad guys.  We have to accept the fact that they broke the law.  We have to accept the fact that they bring their culture here and demand that we adjust to their way of life, when they're the ones breaking the law to be here.

What laws do I get to break?  Can I pick and choose, or is there a set list of laws that anyone can just break without consequence?  Ah, there's the catch, see......  I have white-ish skin and I speak English, so I don't get to break any laws.  Only other people get to break the law so that they can have free medical care and free housing and all the other benefits that they give the poor widdle illegals.

One standard for me, and one standard for them.  THAT is what people are sick of.  We're sick of law-abiding citizens being told that we're racists for wanting people to follow the law.

Donald Trump got that.  He's using that.  And when the topic came up, the GOP did what they do best; they ran away, hid under the bed, sucked their thumb and cried.  Trump did the opposite.  He came out swinging, he didn't apologize, and he punched back.

Folks, when he threw that loud-mouthed asshole Jorge Ramos out of his press conference, he probably gained ten points of support.  Do you think the GOP learned any lessons from that?  Nope.  No they did not.

I hear Jeb has lost three of his campaign guys.  He was supposed to be coronated at the GOP convention, now he's just an also-ran to Trump.  Nothing gives me greater joy than to see the Donor Class get their ass handed to them by someone they hate.  And they do hate Trump right about now.  The GOP went and did their best to rig the game so Jeb would win the nomination, and now he might not even come in THIRD.  He wouldn't have had a chance nationally, BTW.  He may have won Florida, but if he managed to secure the nomination he was going to lose to anyone the Democrats put up.  He would lose because A) The GOP base, or as it's rapidly becoming, the former GOP base, is tired of giving their votes to a bunch of big-government assholes who promise to be conservative but turn around and kiss Democrat ass the moment they get to Washington D.C.  John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have given Obama everything he ever wanted, and in doing so they have damaged the GOP far beyond was Obama dared to hope for.  There are huge excuse me YUUUUUUUUUGE swathes of Trump supporters who support him not for any real policy he's put forth, but because they can use him as a wrecking ball to demolish what's left of the GOP.  They have been betrayed year after year after year after year, and they're finally just going to blow up the party that keeps betraying them.

Oh, and B) Jeb would lose because nobody wants another Bush in office, except for the Donor Class who want to keep the gravy train rolling for themselves.

And C) The Democrats have their vote plantation, and they'll get 40% of the national vote no matter who they throw up there.  The fact that there is still national support for Hillary Clinton right now shows that there's nothing the Left won't vote for.  Satan could run on the Donk ticket and he'd get 40% of the vote guaranteed.  James Carville and Paul Begala would be on CNN talking about his upsides vis a vis the GOP nominee.  "I don't see how the GOP can honestly object to sacrificing babies to the Father of Lies!  Do they want a woman to be punished with a baby?  What kind of heartless jerks refuse to give reproductive choice to a rape victim!"

Anyway, I need more coffee.  Blah.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

These videos

are better at explaining mechanical engineering than most high school science classes.

There's plenty of them, if you have kids or grandkids.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Small Changes

Set up a new smaller blogroll for all those authors out there that I either linked to, or needed to link to.  More will be added as I see fit.

Your daily dose of Obama Voters

"Wrong hood, b***h!"

I can expect "White Lives Matter" protests from conservatives in 3... 2....

Oh who am I kidding, we have jobs.  We can't be out there protesting all day, we have to make sure that those welfare recipients can continue to stomp on innocent people who accidentally walk into the wrong neighborhood.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I like fried okra

But a co-worker just gave me about two pounds of the fresh stuff, and I have no earthly idea what else to do with it.  I mean, fried okra is the bomb, but I don't need that much.

So c'mon, you Southern gents, give me your ideas.  The Ragin' Mrs. and I are thinking about cutting off the tops and filling them up like jalapeƱo poppers.  I want to cut them in half, stuff them with sausage and make little tasty boats out of them.  Anybody got any good recipes?

The Virginia shootings

Other people have said enough about it.  Entire digital reams have been written about it.  I'll let all those folks get into the deep analysis.  My take away?

A black, gay, Obama supporting Democrat shoots two white people, and the Left says we need more gun control.

Yeah.  Like that'll help.

Too damn hot to think yesterday

You shouldn't be soaked in sweat just from doing the dishes.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I must get one of these for my parents

They have the electric fly swatter, now they need the Bug A-Salt Rifle.  Mom would giggle.  Dad wouldn't put it down for days.

Rules are for the little people

Lois Lerner had another email account under the name of "Toby Miles".

There should be a never-ending stream of journalists asking her who "Toby Miles" is.  But since the Democrat Media Complex exists in order to protect their political masters rather than report on actual news, she'll be uninterrupted until the story just goes away.

Meanwhile, if I had not one but TWO illegal email accounts that I was using to conduct official business, I'd already be spending my days at the Disciplinary Barracks of Fort Leavenworth.  But then, I'm not a politically-connected fascist with Marxist friends in high places.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Ragin' Dave's Quote of the Day, FWP Edition.

Found in the comments here, by the irreplaceable Francis Porretto:

1. Leftists have no moral constraints and love power above all things. 
2. The amoral power-seeker has a huge advantage over others in the acquisition of power. 
3. Any organization that has any sort of rules of membership or operation is a power-concentrating entity. 
4. Thus, Leftists will seek to dominate any and every organization, no matter how small, if only to keep anyone else from doing so…and their natural advantage will guarantee them eventual success.

Which follows up his post regarding Conquest's Laws:

  1. Everyone is conservative about what he knows best. 
  1. Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing. 
  1. The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.

Read both.  It's worth it.

Dinner last night

Ground my own beef.  Made burger patties.  Cooked up some Black Forest bacon.  Drained pan, cooked patties in the little bacon grease left over.  Flipped patties, added a good Irish cheese.  Added pickles.

Plated burger on donuts left over from church.

Oh yes, it was damn good.

Yes, I ran this morning.  Why do you ask?

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I had hoped

That the Leftists cared more about good writing than their political ideology.

I know, I was a fool.  It was but a faint hope, but yet I hoped it.

Looking at the voting totals for the Hugo Awards, the Leftists burned them down rather than allow anyone else to win one who wasn't of the correct political persuasion.  They used scorched earth tactics to make sure nobody outside of their politically approved group got an award.

So be it.  The rules are set for 2016, where "No Award" may very well take every category.


Heard this song over the radio, can't get it out of my head.

Even though it's kind of a mellow tune, this is one rocking song.  Watching the live versions out there you can see the musicians just kind of take off and go crazy.