July 4th, 2015
It is a grotesque truth that many/most of the leftist kooks who expound on the virtues of “diversity” are the first to denounce the very concept of American Exceptionalism.
There is no other country so Exceptional as these United States of America in many areas but none as Exceptional certainly when it comes to diversity. From all around the world, of every type, of every creed, of every gender, of every race, of every tick, of every tock, of every heritage, of every political system, of every strata, of every economic circumstance, of every virtue, of every sin, of every shape, of every size, of every oppression, of every tyranny, of every hope, of every light – they’re coming to America.
We came to America.
Millions do not flee to China to be warmed by freedom’s holy light. They’re not crossing the Black Sea to rest in the arms of Mother Russia. The tyrants of Cuba, North Korea, do not face hordes of millions yearning to enter those prison states.
Yet here, some of the wealthiest, trust fund babies often, deride this nation built by, for, and of a free people. They nest together like vipers to Occupy parks and streets. They denounce America whenever it is not perfect. They stab and claw at wounds to suck and feed on the blood. But the nation endures. The nation will endure as long as we all recognize how Exceptional it really is.
A world dominated by China? A world dominated by Russia? A world dominated by the Cuba’s, the Syria’s, the Iran’s, the North Korea’s, Islamic theocracies? Those are the alternatives. Let the vipers who Occupy, who race-bait, go to those Hell-holes and learn how Exceptional America is.
How Exceptional is America? A founder of the Black Panthers learned just how America is Exceptional after a long life filled with anti-America hate:
“I thought Eldridge was the reincarnation of Malcolm X. I’d never heard such power, such eloquence,” said David Hilliard, a former Black Panther.
“Eldridge played a very critical role in the struggle of the ’60s and the ’70s. He was a symbol,” said Roland Freeman, another former Panther. [snip]
In 1957, he was convicted of assault with intent to murder and sent to California’s tough San Quentin and Folsom prisons. While there, he wrote a powerful set of essays outlining his views on racial issues and revolutionary violence. In 1968, they were published as the book “Soul on Ice,” which became the philosophical foundation of the Black Power movement.
In one essay, Cleaver described his rape of white women as “an insurrectionary act. It delighted me that I was defying and trampling upon the white man’s law … defiling his women.”
“I wanted to send waves of consternation through the white race,” he said. [snip]
After he was released from prison in 1966, Cleaver helped found the Black Panthers, a militant, leftist, anti-establishment black nationalist group based in Oakland, California. Cleaver became its information minister, or spokesman. [snip]
But in 1968, the same year he ran for U.S. president on the ticket of the Peace and Freedom Party, Cleaver was wounded after a shootout between Black Panthers and police in Oakland. Faced with criminal charges, he jumped bail and fled the United States for a life of exile in Algeria, Cuba and France.
A life of anti-America hate transformed into love of America. Why? The exile finally saw the world and how America is Exceptional:
When Cleaver returned in 1975, he began a remarkable political transformation. He renounced the Black Panthers and told reporters that he believed he would be treated fairly by the American judicial system. After a protracted legal battle, attempted murder charges were dropped and he was placed on probation for assault.
Cleaver became a born-again Christian, embraced anti-communism and made an unsuccessful run for the GOP nomination for a Senate seat in California. He said his “red fighting” was born from his experiences in communist countries during his years on the run.
“I have taken an oath in my heart to oppose communism until the day I die,” Cleaver told interviewers during his congressional campaign.
In a 1986 interview with the Associated Press, Cleaver explained his many life transformations.
“Everybody changes, not just me,” he said. “I was pulled over in my car with my secretary for a traffic thing, and one of the officers walked up to the car and saw me sitting inside. He took off his hat and said, ‘Hey, Eldridge, remember me?’”
“He used to be a Panther,” Cleaver said. “It was hard to believe.”
The trust fund babies and vipers who hate America should learn from Eldridge Cleaver about America. The Occupy ghouls whose leader presently occupies the White House should listen to an anthem of love for America from the “tribal love-rock musical” that produced a soundtrack for the 1960s.
Those hippies from Hair sang Don’t put it down, best one around:
What started in July 4, 1776 with the great Declaration ended on September 3, 1783 when the peace was signed. The young colonies fought for years to gain freedom.
Finally, after years of suffering, victory.
Happy Fourth of July, the day Americans became Americans as we sundered our bonds to the British Empire. The Stars and Stripes forever!
July 1st, 2015
Meet Rosie Scenario. Marriage to Rosie looks like a good idea at the beginning. But Rosie tends to trip down stairs, gets grumpy, then turns sour. But for now let’s trip the life fantastic with Rosie at our side.
Hillary2016 has a romance with Rosie Scenario. Here’s Rosie, via a crystal ball polished by Larry Sabato:
Is Florida the key state for the upcoming 2016 presidential election? Is it the decider – whichever candidate takes its 29 electoral votes, takes the White House as well?
After spending a few hours fiddling with vote maps we think there’s a good argument that’s the case. [snip]
The foundation of this theory is the fact that over the past 15 years the nation’s electoral map has been unusually stable. University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato and the crew at his “Crystal Ball” newsletter make this point in their newest issue. Since 2000, 40 of the 50 states have voted for the same party at the presidential level every single time. Five of the remaining 10 states have voted with the same party in three of the four elections.
Only five states have split, voting twice for Republicans, and twice for Democrats, since 2000. These swing states are Nevada, Colorado, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida.
According to “Crystal Ball,” this likely split is 247 electoral votes for Democrats, and 206 for Republicans. Remember – 270 is the magic winning number. So the Democrats are pretty close there, right at the start.
If nothing else the Democrats are close enough to have a margin for error. They could lose one or both of the biggest swing states and still put together a victory.
Florida has 29 electoral votes. Rosie Scenario, fresh from Common Core math courses, takes several hours to figure out what this means. Common Core failures that we are we will summarize: 247 + 29 = 276.
Rosie Scenario says if Hillary Clinton campaigns only in Florida she wins. Pour all resources (time, money, organization, appearances) into Florida and it leads to victory. Rosie Scenario smiles.
“In theory, Hillary Clinton could campaign exclusively in Florida for the next 18 months and still be the odds-on favorite to win the presidency,” writes the conservative commentator.
Rosie Scenario is ecstatic and so informs Hillary Hater Maggie Haberman at the New York Times:
Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to be dispensing with the nationwide electoral strategy that won her husband two terms in the White House and brought white working-class voters and great stretches of what is now red-state America back to Democrats.
Instead, she is poised to retrace Barack Obama’s far narrower path to the presidency: a campaign focused more on mobilizing supporters in the Great Lakes states and in parts of the West and South than on persuading undecided voters.
Mrs. Clinton’s aides say it is the only way to win in an era of heightened polarization, when a declining pool of voters is truly up for grabs. Her liberal policy positions, they say, will fire up Democrats, a less difficult task than trying to win over independents in more hostile territory — even though a broader strategy could help lift the party with her.
This early in the campaign, however, forgoing a determined outreach effort to all 50 states, or even most of them, could mean missing out on the kind of spirited conversation that can be a unifying feature of a presidential election. And it could leave Mrs. Clinton, if she wins, with the same difficulties Mr. Obama has faced in governing with a Republican-controlled Congress.
Rosie will have none of it. Rosie closes her eyes and ears and ignores Obama history, via once lucid, now full tilt kook, Brent Budowsky:
Here is the scoreboard of the political legacy that Obama may leave his party:
When Obama assumed office, Democrats controlled the House of Representatives. That majority was destroyed and a Republican House was elected on Obama’s watch.
When Obama assumed office, Democrats controlled the Senate. That majority was destroyed and a Republican Senate was elected on Obama’s watch.
When Obama assumed office, Democrats controlled a majority of governorships. The majority was destroyed, and Republicans took a majority of governorships on Obama’s watch, which led to the reapportionment after the 2010 Census that was catastrophic for House Democrats.
Rosie snorts and says “stick with Obama.”
Rosie Scenario somersaulted into sunshine when she heard the sunshine strategy was already in full swing:
Ceding Nothing to Bush, Clinton Lays Groundwork in Florida
The presumptive Democratic candidate is taking early campaign steps in a state Republicans likely need to win the White House.
MIAMI—Publicly, Bill Clinton’s crisscrossing of Florida last year was part of Democrats’ effort to retake the governor’s office. But in behind-the-scenes conversations, the former president was working toward an additional goal: scouting out Hillary Clinton’s chances for victory here in 2016.
Analyzing out loud, the former president talked to friends and operatives alike about how to win the nation’s largest swing state, particularly in the event that two of its favorite sons—former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio—enter the race.
The consensus: Florida is up for grabs.
The former president’s political reconnaissance is an early indication that his wife has little intention of ceding the state, which many consider Bush country, in her presidential bid. While those close to Hillary Clinton maintain that her immediate attention will be focused on Iowa and New Hampshire, the early-voting states that kick off the primary season, Florida Democrats say her camp is taking early steps in the state—a place that has both lifted and frustrated the Clintons’ political careers. [snip]
For the Clintons, Florida occupies a special place in family lore.
Bill often credits his win in the state’s straw poll in 1991 as a critical moment in his own presidential campaign, boosting him from obscurity to rising political star. (He lost the state in the 1992 general election but won it in 1996.)
For Hillary, the memories are more bittersweet. After losing the hotly contested 2008 South Carolina primary to Obama, she won Florida but was denied its delegates because the state had violated party rules by holding an early primary. The win was little more than a symbolic show of strength that left her supporters feeling disenfranchised after record voter turnout.
“Florida could have been the springboard that clearly set a path to victory for her,” said Ana Cruz, a Democratic strategist who helped run Clinton’s effort in the state. [snip]
Reeling from a series of losses in statewide contests, Florida Democrats are already offering the Clintons campaign advice, telling the couple that Hillary Clinton must travel outside the Democratic bastions of South Florida and compete for working-class, white women in the northern reaches of the state.
“Won’t happen again” says Rosie. “This time Florida’s in the bag.” The consequences of that victory, says Larry Sabato are big:
First, if Republicans lose either Florida or Ohio, the nominee has no realistic path to victory. Both states are typically at least slightly more Republican than the nation as a whole. [snip]
Second, while there are credible Democratic paths to the White House without Virginia, anything other than a win or a loss by just a percent or two in the Old Dominion will signal the Democrat’s downfall.
Rosie says don’t worry about Virginia. There’s a governor there who is a strong Hillary ally. Rosie says don’t worry that in Florida and Ohio the Republicans controls House, Senate, governorship and all statewide offices – thanks to Barack Obama. “It’s in the bag”, says Rosie.
Is a Clinton condo in Bradenton next.
And, um, the Hillary2016 fundraising numbers are in for the first quarter: $45 million.
“It’s in the bag”, says Rosie. Nothing can go wrong.
June 29th, 2015
NBC dumps Trump for “derogatory” comments about immigrants. Big winner? Donald J. Trump. For other Republican candidates this is not good news. For Hillary2016 this is not going to be good news either as Americans see the danger of corporations and government united to suppress anything but politically correct speech. For Hillary2016 it is going to get much worse.
We warned this was not a time to stand near the stink. #Hillary2016 had a horrible week due to the horrible month for Barack Obama. But Big Media of course believes Barack Obama is having a great June and that last week was a great week for Barack Obama:
After momentous week, Obama’s presidency is reborn
He sang. He wept. He cheered. And many say they finally saw the man who inspired them in ’08.
What were the Obama Hopium Guzzlers happy about? Nine black Christians got killed in Obama’s post-racial presidency seems to be the answer. What else can it be?
Remember Obama was going to “turn the page” on all those pesky issues from the 1960s? How is that going? Every Obama promise from 2008 has blown up in the faces of his most fervent worshipers.
The black community? Oh they’re having a great time in this post racial presidency. Unemployment, riots, racial strife, killings, only #BlackLivesMatter ’cause you can’t say #AllLivesMatter lest you be seen as a racist. Yeah, bringing down the Confederate flag will be as good for the black community as electing Barack Obama. Meanwhile as Barack sings and sways where is Michelle Obama? Haven’t nine black Christians been slaughtered? In what cavern in Hell is Michelle Obama?
Like a freshly minted whore taking her first stroll down her street Michelle Obama has been on vacation on the taxpayer dime. Yeah, that killing of Christians, Christians in America, not the many Muslim countries where Christians are regularly killed, so convulsed the nation that Barack did Marvin Gaye and Michelle continued to vacation. Don’t worry black people Michelle Obama really really cared but stayed on vacation.
Maybe the Hopium Guzzlers are happy because of the Obama win on ObamaTrade? The party was against ObamaTrade and Obama sided with Republicans to pass ObamaTrade. Maybe the Hopium Guzzlers applauded that stab in the back so deftly administered by Barack Obama of Chicago.
Maybe the gay marriage decision victory on Friday is the cause for the “reborn” HOPE of 2008? Barack had colored lights deface the White House to celebrate and thereby “pass” as if he was a gay marriage or gay rights supporter all along and responsible for the gay marriage result. Where was Donnie McClurkin gay bashing and singing along with Barack as in the glory days of 2008? In 2008 Obama made other promises and commitments on gay marriage:
State law? Not in the Constitution? God’s in the mix? 2008 reborn?
Maybe on Friday Barack Hussein Obama was celebrating his other great promise of 2008. In 2008 Obama said the “Muslim World” was his buddy and he would make Americans and Muslims BFFs. All America got from the “Muslim world” has been more terrorism and more hate along with Christians and Jews killed. On Friday the “Muslim World” also celebrated on gay rights:
ISIS Celebrates Gay Love by Tossing 4 Gays from Roof of Building
ISIS celebrated gay love today by tossing four more gays from top of a highrise.
Of course a crowd gathered below to watch the execution.
Several Islamists tweeted out #LoveWins – the same hashtag that was used today after the Supreme Court ruling.
Of course this wasn’t the first time…
A massive crowd assembled to watch ISIS rebels throw another gay man off a building top earlier this month.
Hundreds of spectators came out to watch the brutal public execution.
It looks like they drove their cars to the execution!
They hung the man from his feet and then let him drop!
The execution was most likely filmed in Nineveh Province where the Islamists have murdered several gay men.
ISIS is reportedly using “flirting squads” to single out gay men for trial and execution in the Caliphate.
The Islamic State has posted several public executions of gay men online.
ISIS released photos and video of Islamists throwing two men off a rooftop in January.
The Obama presidency “reborn” propagandists at Politico somehow forgot that June has 30 days. On Monday, like Michelle in front of a mirror, the sh*t hit the fan.
On Friday the China stock market hit the skids. On Monday the China skid accelerated. Today, China stocks free fall into a bear market reports CNN. China is kind of a big country so…. the worst is yet to come.
On Monday Greece hit the grease on it’s downward slide too having elected their very own Obama. The banks are closed. The stock market is closed. The mess will only get worse and it is damn bad now.
As the American markets slide several hundred points the questions on many minds are all about Italy, Portugal, and Spain along with the entire Eurozone. Europe should not feel lonely.
On Monday Puerto Rico went the way of a greased Greece down the tubes:
Puerto Rico’s Governor Says Island’s Debts Are ‘Not Payable’
Puerto Rico’s governor, saying he needs to pull the island out of a “death spiral,” has concluded that the commonwealth cannot pay its roughly $72 billion in debts, an admission that will probably have wide-reaching financial repercussions. [snip]
A broad restructuring by Puerto Rico sets the stage for an unprecedented test of the United States municipal bond market, which cities and states rely on to pay for their most basic needs, like road construction and public hospitals.
That market has already been shaken by municipal bankruptcies in Detroit; Stockton, Calif.; and elsewhere, which undercut assumptions that local governments in the United States would always pay back their debt. [snip]
Its call for debt relief on such a vast scale could raise borrowing costs for other local governments as investors become more wary of lending.
Perhaps more important, much of Puerto Rico’s debt is widely held by individual investors on the United States mainland, in mutual funds or other investment accounts, and they may not be aware of it.
Puerto Rico, as a commonwealth, does not have the option of bankruptcy. A default on its debts would most likely leave the island, its creditors and its residents in a legal and financial limbo that, like the debt crisis in Greece, could take years to sort out.
The bottom line on all this economic world-wide horror is that it is going to get much worse because:
The world is defenceless against the next financial crisis, warns BIS
Monetary policymakers have run out of room to fight the next crisis with interest rates unable to go lower, the BIS warns
The world will be unable to fight the next global financial crash as central banks have used up their ammunition trying to tackle the last crises, the Bank of International Settlements has warned.
The so-called central bank of central banks launched a scatching critique of global monetary policy in its annual report. The BIS claimed that central banks have backed themselves into a corner after repeatedly cutting interest rates to shore up their economies.
These low interest rates have in turn fuelled economic booms, encouraging excessive risk taking. Booms have then turned to busts, which policymakers have responded to with even lower rates.
Thanks Obama. You’ve been a real world leader when it comes to economic malfeasance.
On Monday “The Supreme Court Case That Could Upend Obama’s Climate Agenda” did just that. Remember, Obama’s Second Term Is All About Climate Change is what we were told by the Obama apologists.
Also on Monday, Obama’s illegal illegal immigration diktats hit the greasy skids:
Two judges who dealt a significant blow to President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration last month will again play key roles in deciding whether the controversial programs are legally sound.
Fifth Circuit Court Judges Jennifer Walker Elrod and Jerry Smith, both Republican appointees, in May ruled against the Obama administration’s request to proceed with the executive actions — which would protect more than 4 million immigrants here illegally from being deported — while the larger case on the legal merits of the new programs winds through the courts.
And on July 10, they’ll both again hear arguments from Justice Department lawyers and officials from more than two dozen GOP-led states who have sued to stop the immigration actions, when the Fifth Circuit takes up the broader legal case.
June is not over yet. On the last day of June expect the Obama “O-bomb to Iran” talks to explode as well. All the rationales posited by the incompetent, treacherous boob Barack Obama have blown up like a Bikini atoll nuclear test. Still Barack Obama is not done helping Iran get a nuclear bomb. Barack Obama is not yet done nuking America.
This all spells disaster for #Hillary2016. We warned years ago that Hillary2016 needed to become a “time for a change” campaign. Instead Hillary2016 has tied itself to Barack Obama. The consequences of such a catastrophic decision begin to be seen by all but the blind.
ObamaCare is a healthcare disaster as well as an economic disaster. The ObamaCare “victory” of last week means an economic catastrophe for Hillary2016:
The economics of Obamacare are very bad. The law is inflicting broad damage on job creation and new business formation. It ruins job incentives by making it pay more not to work, thereby intensifying a labor shortage that is holding back growth and in turn lowering incomes and spending.
And across-the-board Obamacare tax increases are inflicting heavy punishment on investment — right when the U.S. economy desperately needs more capital as a way of solving a steep productivity decline.
Because of Obamacare, there’s an additional 0.9 percent Medicare tax on salaries and self-employment income, a 3.8 percent tax increase on capital gains and dividends, a cap on health care flexible spending accounts, a higher threshold for itemized medical expense deductions, and a stiff penalty on employer reimbursements for individual employee health policy premiums.
Each of these tax hikes is anti-growth and anti-job.
There is so much talk about “secular stagnation,” inequality and stagnant wages these days. But there’s little talk about the negative economic impact of Obamacare. It’s a much bigger story than SCOTUS jurisprudence.
The worst is yet to come. Yet now Hillary2016 has tied itself, like Captain Ahab, to that Moby Dick.
Only 1 poll out of 189 has ever shown ObamaCare to be anything but a hated law. Now every health insurance disaster will be blamed on ObamaCare and Hillary2016 will be tied to that stink. In an attempt to make excuses for ObamaCare the ObamaCare lovin’ Huff n’ Puff Post tried to explain why ObamaCare is a bomb:
But the debate over President Barack Obama’s controversial health care law is likely to continue no matter how the justices rule. And one reason is that Americans, on the whole, remain deeply ambivalent about it.
While the popularity of “Obamacare” has fluctuated a bit in the five-plus years since it became law, the amazing thing is how little public opinion has changed. [snip]
The best guess is that people are holding the law responsible for all of the problems of the health care system — including those like rising deductibles, narrowing hospital networks, or even long waits at the doctor’s office that most experts believe have little or nothing to do with the law itself.
Opinion on ObamaCare is hardly “ambivalent”. ObamaCare indeed, contra what those ObamaCare pimps try to excuse, is responsible for making the heath insurance markets a bigger mess than ever. Both ObamaCare supporters and ObamaCare critics (who knew ObamaCare would be a disaster) all agree that the American “people are holding the law responsible for all the problems of the health care system”. And guess who is now left holding the bag full of sh*t? Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016.
On last week’s Supreme Court gay marriage decision, Hillary2016 is also in a mess. Consider, both on ObamaCare and gay marriage – the very two reasons Politico considers the Obama presidency “reborn” – Hillary gets a bag stuffed with sh*t and no benefits. Why?
The political reality for Hillary2016 is that on neither gay marriage nor ObamaCare does Hillary2016 profit. In fact on gay marriage and ObamaCare Hillary2016 gets deeper in sh*t. That’s because on neither of these issues does Hillary2016 get increased enthusiasm or greater support. For those supporters of gay marriage as their #1 issue it’s effectively over and they still might vote for Hillary2016 but it is a less urgent matter. Probably zero gay marriage supporters will change against Hillary2016 to pro-Hillary2016 based on this issue. On ObamaCare, few people will say “now that ObamaCare is upheld I will vote for Hillary.” Quite the contrary.
The political reality for Hillary2016 is that last week was GOP turnout-palooza. Those that oppose gay marriage are now ready to vote with a vengeance in 2016 against Hillary2016.
It gets worse on the issue of the Confederate flag for Hillary2016. As has been reported repeatedly people are lying to pollsters because they don’t want to be attacked for politically incorrect views. But then when they get to the polling booth they express themselves with alacrity. Guess what those who want to celebrate Southern traditions and wave the Confederate flag will do in 2016. They will emit politically correct sounds now but in 2016, watch out. Here comes Denmark, and Great Britain, and GOP 2014.
At one point Hillary2016 could have gotten white working class votes. As the Confederate flag goes down, so do Hillary’s chances with the white working class constituencies in states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, and many others. In some of these states Hillary2016 had no real chance anyway but that Florida panhandle area right next to Georgia will harbor grudges as they persist waving the Confederate flag.
All the Obama economic contagion? Guess who will pay the price?
It’s been a horrible month for Barack Obama and it’s not over yet. For Hillary2016 the tsunami waves from that sinking presidency threaten to sink it as well.
June 26th, 2015
We’re against sending more American troops back into the Middle East because we don’t think it is a good investment and because Barack Obama is such a treacherous boob their lives would be lost. But there are times when we are all for sending in as many troops as necessary and for bombing the beards off the ISIS and Taliban Muslim creeps.
The moments when we are for nuking the bastards? Here:
The tomb of the prophet Jonah:
The Taliban destroyed beautiful Buddhist statuary. ISIS destroys Muslim shrines, historical sites, museums, and artifacts from the past. Many of these shrines and cultural sites are world heritage sites. It infuriates us to watch this cultural vandalism perpetuated by the Taliban and associated Muslim terrorist creeps such as ISIS.
We’re not surprised by this vandalism. It has happened before. It is typical for revolutionary movements to destroy monuments of the past and rename streets and cities. Soviet communists renamed Volograd to praise their leader and it became Stalingrad. St. Petersburg, the glorious rival to Paris, was named for its founder Czar Peter the Great, then Petrograd in 1914, then Leningrad to memorialize the Soviet leader, then back to St. Petersburg after the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1991.
Drunk with power French radical revolutionaries were not happy to rename just cities and streets. They renamed the calendar. They reorganized the hours of the day too. Nothing was too small for these loons to change:
The revolutionary system was designed in part to remove all religious and royalist influences from the calendar, and was part of a larger attempt at decimalisation in France (which also included decimal time of day, decimalisation of currency, and metrication). [snip]
By law, the beginning of each year was set at midnight, beginning on the day the apparent autumnal equinox falls at the Paris Observatory.
There were twelve months, each divided into three ten-day weeks called décades. The tenth day, décadi, replaced Sunday as the day of rest and festivity. The five or six extra days needed to approximate the solar or tropical year were placed after the months at the end of each year and called complementary days.
A period of four years ending on a leap day was to be called a “Franciade”. [snip]
Each day in the Republican Calendar was divided into ten hours, each hour into 100 decimal minutes, and each decimal minute into 100 decimal seconds. Thus an hour was 144 conventional minutes (more than twice as long as a conventional hour), a minute was 86.4 conventional seconds (44% longer than a conventional minute), and a second was 0.864 conventional seconds (13.6% shorter than a conventional second).
The days of the week became primidi, duodi, tridi, quartidi, quintidi, sextidi, septidi, octidi, nonidi, and décadi.
Months of the year went from the January – December model to a new system as well. Vendémiaire, Brumaire, Frimaire, Nivôse, Pluviôse, Ventôse, Germinal, Floréal, Prairial, Messidor, Thermidor, and Fructidor, became the florid new names for the months. British wits mocked with equvalient names for the months – Wheezy, Sneezy and Freezy; Slippy, Drippy and Nippy; Showery, Flowery and Bowery; Hoppy, Croppy and Poppy. The new names written by the revolutionary nuts did not last.
But such is the revolutionary impulse that common sense goes out the window as destruction of the past becomes their goal - and then on to their glorious future which eventually flops back to regret for what they destroyed.
That’s what is happening in America today.
There are calls to purge American history from history.
The National Cathedral in Washington is purging stained glass windows. The windows placed there to bring about reconciliation between those former members of the Confederacy and the victorious Union are now not history. Like Stalinist purges, they will be purged by the Taliban Left here in America.
The cause of this purge? One lone disturbed nut decided not to attack a college because of security there and instead went to a black church and killed nine Christians in prayer.
Immediately the black woman Attorney General vowed to dragnet the country and utilize all resources to catch the killer. The previous black male Attorney General applauded. The black male president too denounced the killings. The Indian-American South Carolina Governor also utilized all the resources of her state to catch the killer. All institutions of government at every level hunted the killer. The killer was rapidly caught.
Then came the madness. The killer had told his black friends of his plans to kill. They did nothing. The killer had told his white friends of his plans to kill. They did nothing. Well, some of the friends took his gun away temporarily but did not report this behavior to authorities. The killer was found to have taken pictures with the flags of South Africa and Rhodesia sewn onto a jacket. That meant an all out attack on the Confederate flag everywhere and on any memorial to anything Confederate. Then the madness got worse.
Christian haters such as Bill Maher cried crocadile tears and denounced “racist” America and “racist” symbols. Apple pulled Civil War games from their app systems because they displayed the Confederate flag. Totalitarian Stalinism and Stalinist purges from reality and from history became normal.
Was Dylann Storm Roof a racist? Probably, even though he had buddies who were black. Was Storm Roof part of an organized conspiracy to kill black people? Only if his black friends were in on the racist conspiracy. Was Storm Roof part of some institution that sought to advance racist ideology? No, unless his integrated drinking buddies belonged to a secret society we have yet to uncover.
Storm Roof did help a well organized group cause havoc. The group? The Taliban Left who race-bait for political profit.
A few years ago the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case. We were surprised when we found ourselves in agreement with the Supreme Court. Why? Because in the course of the hearing at the Court, the Solicitor General (transcript HERE, page 30) arguing for the government made a horrific argument against the organization Citizen United:
“Citizens United turned on the question of whether the federal government could ban a non-profit corporation from producing a movie critical of former Senator Hillary Clinton and attempting to air it just prior to the 2008 Democratic primary.” [snip]
“During the first argument, the Court asked Ms. Kagan’s deputy whether the government had the power to ban books if they were published by a corporation, and if the books urged the reader to support or defeat a candidate for office. He said yes, the government could ban a corporation from publishing a book—even if it only mentioned the candidate once in 500 pages.” [snip]
“Not surprisingly, this contention prompted quite a bit of discussion among the justices. They wanted to be clear that that’s actually what Ms. Kagan’s office was proposing. So, to remove any doubt about their position, Ms. Kagan’s deputy said he wanted to make it, in his words, ‘absolutely clear’ that the government did, in fact, have the power to ban certain speakers from publishing books that criticized candidates. Justice Souter asked if that meant labor unions, too. Ms. Kagan’s deputy said that indeed it did.”
So shocked was the high court that they issued no ruling but instead ordered a rehearing in the next term (transcript HERE). At the rehearing then Solicitor General Elena Kagen herself appeared to try to defend the indefensible. She tried to back-peddle the book banning. But not enough, “But her fall-back position was that the same law gives the government the power to ban pamphlets, regardless of the First Amendment’s protection for free speech. This caused the justices to bristle again. One justice asked where, in Ms. Kagan’s world, does one ‘draw the line’?”
Forced to choose between Hillary Clinton and the Constitution we will stand by the Constitution. Forced to choose between campaign finance reform and the First Amendment we will stand by the First Amendment. Forced to choose between politically correct speech and free speech we will stand by free speech.
In Citizens United the Taliban Left wanted government sponsored censorship. Censorship is always sold as “for the good”. But no. Government censorship is morally corrupt.
We supported the Citizens United decision because we are against banning of books – whatever the phony excuse. Now we witness Stalinist purges take place which rival Joe McCarthy. Many of these purges are now coming from the government, political leaders, and powerful corporations bowing to the mob.
Kevin Williamson wrote this week that the madness we witness are the last mad frenzies of the left:
If it seems to you that the Left has, collectively, lost its damned mind as the curtain rises on the last act of the Obama administration, you are not imagining things. Barack Obama has been extraordinarily successful in his desire to — what was that phrase? — fundamentally transform the country, but the metamorphosis is nonetheless a good deal less than his congregation wanted and expected. We may have gone from being up to our knees in welfare-statism to being up to our hips in it, and from having a bushel of banana-republic corruption and incompetence to having a bushel and a peck of it, but the United States of America remains, to the Left’s dismay, plainly recognizable as herself beneath the muck. Ergo, madness and rage.
We have seen an extraordinary outburst of genuine extremism — and genuine authoritarianism — in the past several months, and it will no doubt grow more intense as we approach the constitutional dethroning of the mock messiah to whom our progressive friends literally sang hymns of praise and swore oaths of allegiance. (“I pledge to be a servant to our president” — recall all that sieg heil creepiness.) There is an unmistakable stink of desperation about this, as though the Left intuits what the Right dares not hope: that the coming few months may in fact see progressivism’s cultural high-water mark for this generation.
Before yesterday’s ObamaCare decision (which we discussed in the comments) we could have agreed with Williamson. We’re not so sure now. The ObamaCare decision like the French Revolutionaries redefined words to a different non-meaning.
ObamaCare proved that words don’t matter in the law now. We are not a nation of laws now but a nation under men. The attempted book banning the Supreme Court once bravely prevented is now turned into Confederate flag purges. License plates with the Confederate flag were the first to go (another perverse opinion from the high court) in an opinion so twisted only the ObamaCare decisions top for absurdity. Thought crimes are now real real crimes and anyone who is fascinated by the grey side of the civil war must be purged. Where does it end?
Williamson might well be right, but he might not realize the depths of depravity the Taliban Left is capable of. Williamson has some other observations about the mad frenzy:
For the Left, it feels like time is running out. So it isn’t sufficient that same-sex marriages be legalized; bakers and florists must be locked in prison if they decline to participate in a gay couple’s ceremony. It isn’t sufficient that those wishing to undergo sex-change surgery be permitted to go their own way; the public must pay for it, and if Bruce Jenner is still “Bruce” to you, you must be driven from polite society. It isn’t enough that the Left dominate the media and pop culture; any attempt to compete with it must be criminalized in the name of “getting big money out of politics.” Not the New York Times’s money, or Hollywood’s money, or the CEO of Goldman Sachs’s money — just the wrong sort of people’s money. Every major Democratic presidential candidate and every Democratic senator is on record supporting the repeal of the First Amendment’s free-speech protections — i.e., carving the heart out of the Bill of Rights — to clear the way for putting all public debate under political discipline. [snip]
So is the brouhaha over the Confederate flag in South Carolina in the wake of the horrific massacre at Emanuel AME Church. For about 30 seconds, the political ghouls of the Left were looking to pick another gun-control fight, swooping in, in their habitually indecent fashion, before the bodies had even grown cold. But that turned out to be a dead end, since the killer acquired his gun after passing precisely the sort of background check that the Left generally hawks after a high-profile crime, regardless of whether it is relevant to the crime. We might have spent some time thinking about whether law enforcement was too lax in the matter of the murderer’s earlier encounters with them — the South Carolina killer had a drug arrest on his record but was able to buy a gun because he had been charged only with a misdemeanor. But the Left isn’t in any mood to talk about whether the cops aren’t being hard-assed enough. So, instead, we had a fight over a completely unrelated issue: the Confederate flag flying at the state capitol in Columbia. [snip]
I bear no brief for the peckerwood-trash cultural tendencies that led Fritz Hollings, then governor, and the rest of the loyal Democrats who ran segregation-era South Carolina to hoist the Confederate flag in 1962. My sympathies are more with John Brown than with John Calhoun. Yet Lost Cause romanticism was very much in fashion for a moment, and not only among Confederate revanchists; Joan Baez, no redneck she, made a great deal of money with her recording of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” in 1971. About every third Western of the era had as its hero a conflicted Confederate veteran, his wounded honor and stoicism in defeat compelling him to roam westward in search of a new beginning.
Williamson is right to note the hypocrisy of the party that profits from Jefferson-Jackson dinners as opposed to the Republican Party that organizes around Lincoln dinners. But the more interesting question, is where does the purge stop? Will the Taliban Left, like French revolutionaries want to rename and destroy every memory of the Confederacy? Will Stone Mountain be blown up like Buddhist statures in Afghanistan?
In 2008 we wrote an Memorial Day article – Blue And Grey On Memorial Day. We posted a music video which displays the Confederate Flag. Is that now verboten Mein Fuehrer?
On the first Memorial Day in 1868 both Union and Confederate graves were treated to honors by the Union government whose soldiers died by tens of thousands on some days, in one battle. So we can’t celebrate Memorial Day anymore? We can’t play this?:
We diminish the Union triumph when we don’t acknowledge they faced the fearsome, mighty, worthy, formidable Army of Northern Virginia led by General Lee. Is it possible to discuss the Civil War without mention of the Confederacy? Can we discuss World War II without acknowledging the brilliance of Ernst Rommel?
The brave Southerners who fought and died to liberate Europe who did so to honor their grandpappies who died in the great Civil War on our shores – are we to assign them to oblivion and contempt too?
Just before his assassination, as crowds gathered at the White House to celebrate the Union victory, none other than Abraham Lincoln ordered, in the spirit of reconciliation, the band to strike up Dixie.
In some places Dixie is now banned and school mascots named “Rebel” put to pasture.
But the Taliban Left won’t remove the culprits they like, no matter how racist they were. Woodrow Wilson, a hero of the Taliban left was a racist of the first caliber. Let’s get rid of the monuments to this disaster of a president and rename the Woodrow Wilson centers and schools. Racist Princeton University honors racist Woodrow Wilson. Where’s the purge?
Robert Byrd, Grand Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, has so many monuments and buildings named for him – when will he be purged by the Taliban Left?
Racist wanna be Redskin Elizabeth Warren? The Cambridge Cherokee? She’s a cultural vampire who should be sent to a reservation on Devil’s Island.
The Villiage of Whitesboro with their seal… well you have to read the story and decide yourself how far the foolishness should go.
Didn’t Franklin Delano Roosevelt tolerate a segregated army? Let’s get rid of that white supremacist too.
George Washington that slave owning cracka? Let’s carpet bomb Washinton, D.C. and the state that bears his name as well as all monuments and holidays that memorialize him. Ditto Thomas Jefferson, with CNN on the ban bus already.
Howard Dean wanted the votes of men with trucks and confederate flags. I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks. We can’t beat George Bush unless we appeal to a broad cross-section of Democrats.
Get rid of racist Confederate flag pole Howard Dean.
Louis Farrakhan, friend and neighbor of Barack, a known race-baiting racist and anti-Semite wants the American flag itself, the stars and stripes, downed.
At the New York Post the target is Gone With The Wind. A black woman for the first time won an Academy Award for that movie but what the Hell, the Taliban Left wants it banned.
Let’s have a ban on Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz which features The Band at their farewell concert sing The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down.
Ban the co-racists on The Last Waltz – Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Neil Diamond, Bobby Charles, The Staple Singers, and Eric Clapton.
The Taliban Left is on the march. The Taliban Left will win. Unless it is resisted. With a rebel yell:
June 24th, 2015
Amidst the anti-Confederate flag mania, Hillary Clinton has committed a grave sin. Hillary Clinton has unabashedly made a racist statement that cannot be forgiven and will not be forgiven. She must be lynched. Hillary Clinton is truly despicable. Hillary Clinton is a racist. It cannot be denied.
We have the proof of the reprehensible Hillary Clinton racist statement. Take the young ones away from eye range. Protect the easily “triggered” snowflake millennials in your household by shielding them from Big Pink. Protect yourself by ingesting pharmaceutical tranquilizers from what we are about to impart. Here is Hillary Clinton’s unforgivable Confederate flag waving Ku Klux Klan Gadsden Flag racist terrorist Dylann Storm Roof atrocity statement which proves she is an unadulterated white bitch racist:
“All lives matter.”
Well, there it is. Hillary Clinton stands condemned before history. How dare she! “All lives matter” indeed. The horror! AND SHE SAID IT IN A BLACK CHURCH!!!!!!!!!:
Little did we know, though, that Clinton would commit what some consider the most offensive faux pas imaginable just minutes into her address: she proclaimed that “all lives matter.”
As long ago as last December, Cornell University’s police chief ended up apologizing in an email to the campus for using the phrase, which she wasn’t aware was considered “disrespectful pushback against #BlackLivesMatter on many Internet forums.”
Clinton apparently didn’t get the memo either, sharing an anecdote in which her mother told a young Hillary that “all lives matter.”
Hillary Clinton must be burned along with every Confederate flag. Let’s have one big national bonfire inside the Jefferson Memorial and concentration camps near crematoria for those who dare even THINK “All lives matter.”
HATE CRIME laws must be passed to make THOUGHT CRIMES such as “All lives matter” a capital crime punishable by death. In the instant case of Hillary Clinton not only THINKING “All lives matter” but daring to racistly publicly state “All lives matter” there should not even be a trial. There must only be summary execution via executive order signed by Barack Obama. No doubt Republicans Mitch McConnell and John Boner will imediately move to help their pal Barack get all the unitary executive power to begin public executions, preferably by lynching, of anyone who dares utter the words “All lives matter.”
The man who is considered to be the “new Al Sharpton” Deray McKesson warns Hillary:
I hope that the @HillaryClinton speechwriters realize that “all lives matter,” in any form, will cost more than its benefits for black folk.
“All lives matter” is unforgivable. The only thing that is allowed is “#BlackLivesMatter”.
In a very real sense Hillary Clinton is to blame for this madness. It’s never a good thing to “put your eggs in one basket”. And that is in essence the strategy of #Hillary2016. All the pandering to the kook left, and the attempt to “rebuild the Obama coalition is another way of saying that the strategy for 2016 by Hillary2016 is to get the black vote out in droves in numbers comparable to the color-over-content-of-character election turnout by blacks for Barack Obama.
The Hillary2016 pander-to-blacks-and-the-kook-left will fail. That is becoming increasingly clear to every political analyst as what we wrote years ago is rapidly becoming conventional wisdom.
The latest article to regurgitate what we wrote long ago is one called “The Obama Gap” via the leftist New Republic:
The Obama Gap
Favorable demographics and a charismatic leader aren’t enough to make a majority party. A case study in electoral failure from Florida. [snip]
Obama’s electoral victories in 2008 and 2012 seemed to herald a new era of Democratic dominance built on a winning coalition of young and minority voters, one that would indicate a long-term, structural advantage for Democrats. It seemed to be the scenario John Judis and Ruy Teixeira famously predicted in 2002, at the nadir of Democratic influence during the Bush administration, in their book The Emerging Democratic Majority. Increasing urbanization, education, and racial diversity offered “fertile ground for the Democrats’ progressive centrism and postindustrial values.” A few days after the 2012 election, Teixeira, writing for The Atlantic, pointed to Obama’s success with minority voters over Mitt Romney (80 percent to 18 percent); with educated professionals (55 percent to 42 percent); and among young voters (60 percent to 37 percent). He reminded readers that Obama was “the first Democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt to win successive elections with more than 50 percent of the vote, powered by the continuing rise of the coalition described in the book.” As Teixeira recently told me, while Democrats must be mindful of not continuing to hemorrhage white voters, “the advantages, all else equal, continue to increase.”
But set Obama’s impressive electoral victories aside and the Democrats look less like an emerging majority and more like a party in free fall: Since Obama was sworn in six years ago, Democrats have suffered net losses of 11 governorships, 30 statehouse chambers, more than 900 statehouse seats, and have lost control of both houses of the U.S. Congress. After the 2014 midterm rout, Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg penned a memo deeming it “remarkable”—an understatement—that voters had given Republicans so much control so soon after giving Democrats Rooseveltian wins nationally. The implications, Rosenberg warned, were dire: “The scale of Republican success in recent years outside the Presidency has altered the balance between the two parties now, and may even leave the GOP a stronger national party than the Democrats over the next decade.”
There is no dispute that the Obama Dimocrat Party is “a party in free fall”. Obama killed the Democratic Party in 2008 and replaced it with the Obama Dimocrat Party, and that party is the one now in free fall. Why? Consider Obama’s “great achievement” and legacy, ObamaCare. We denounced it as providing forced customers to insurance companies and a great gift to Big Pharma. Remember Billy Tauzin? Now it turns out that Jonathan Gruber the “architect” of ObamaCare knew where the money was flowing:
Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber: ‘Pharma is going to be a huge winner from this bill’
“I understand that some will try to delay action until the special interests can kill it,” President Obama said from the Rose Garden in late July 2009, warning that these opponents “would maintain a system that works for the insurance and the drug companies, while becoming increasingly unaffordable for families and for businesses.”
This was hogwash. A couple of months later, as the Wall Street Journal reports now, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber wrote top White House health official: “Pharma is going to be a huge winner from this bill — maybe $15 billion/year in incremental revenue.” Gruber then asked, “Any way to go after them harder for financing?”
Gruber may not have been aware that Democratic officials had already “go[ne] after” pharma for financing — financing of the reelections of the Democratic senators who support Obamacare.
The Gruber email is just another bit of evidence revealing Obamacare as a big pile of corporate welfare.
The Supreme Court will likely gut ObamaCare either this Thursday or (more probable) next Monday. But anyone that wants to condone ObamaCare in 2016 will be in support of this “big pile of corporate welfare” that loots the American people. It’s possible that Hillary Clinton will pander to those that love Barack Obama and declare her support for ObamaCare but it will be as big a mistake as the current Hillary2016 strategy of “put the eggs in a black basket”.
At the time that Obama strategists convinced Hillary2016 to try to recreate the “Obama Coalition” it might have made sense. Back then the Obama strategist assured everyone that the economy was about to recover with a boom. But now the boom is bust. Economic indicators show at best a plodding along in this no-lives-matter economy.
The Hillary2016 brain-trust better reassess, and quickly, the foundational assumptions they have made. John Judis is only the latest to issue dire warnings even as once he spoke of the emerging Democratic majority.
Michael Barone weighed in on the John Judis flip of an emerging Democratic majority to now an emerging Republican advantage:
But as Judis writes now, that coalition has come apart. That’s partly because of diminished support from millennials and Hispanics, but mostly because of additional white working-class defections and erosion among suburbanites unhappy with higher government spending and taxes.
In fact, he now says that the majority he predicted endured for only two elections. [snip]
They had a chance to extend those by coming up with policies generally deemed successful and which held their disparate coalition together.
They failed on both counts. Big government policies — the stimulus package, Obamacare — proved generally unpopular. And other Democratic policies began splitting the party’s coalition. Gentry liberals’ environmental policies antagonized blue collar unions and Jacksonians from West Virginia to Oklahoma, once one of the party’s mainstays.
Hispanics in target-state Colorado were turned off by gentry liberal priorities — abortion absolutism, gun control, opposition to fracking. Asians in California were repelled by attempts to re-institute racial quotas and preferences in higher education that directly harm them. Millennials were socked with high health insurance premiums even as they searched for jobs from their parents’ basements. Israel supporters have been dismayed by Obama’s Middle East policies.
That’s enough for Hillary2016 strategists to re-strategize. But there’s more, from John Judis:
The less surprising trend is that Democrats have continued to hemorrhage support among white working-class voters—a group that generally works in blue-collar and lower-income service jobs and that is roughly identifiable in exit polls as those whites who have not graduated from a four-year college. These voters, and particularly those well above the poverty line, began to shift toward the GOP decades ago, but in recent years that shift has become progressively more pronounced.
The more surprising trend is that Republicans are gaining dramatically among a group that had tilted toward Democrats in 2006 and 2008: Call them middle-class Americans. These are voters who generally work in what economist Stephen Rose has called “the office economy.” In exit polling, they can roughly be identified as those who have college—but not postgraduate—degrees and those whose household incomes are between $50,000 and $100,000. (Obviously, the overlap here is imperfect, but there is a broad congruence between these polling categories.)
The defection of these voters—who, unlike the white working class, are a growing part of the electorate—is genuinely bad news for Democrats, and very good news indeed for Republicans. The question, of course, is whether it is going to continue. It’s tough to say for sure, but I think there is a case to be made that it will.
We’ll have Sean Trende provide last rites to the notion of Hillary and the Obama Coalition:
Today, however, a large portion of the Democratic Party’s intellectual class seems more interested in the weaker, predictive part of Judis and Teixeira’s book rather than the prescriptive portion of it. That is, they see demographics both as destiny and as an opportunity for abandoning Clinton-style centrism. But if the book is correct, this is exactly backwards: Clinton-style centrism is the way to harness these demographics. Abandon it, and you risk abandoning the majority.
Note Judis’ case study of Maryland. His point here is basically this: There is a limit to white suburbanites’ willingness to embrace new taxes, even in a deeply blue place like the Old Line State. Yet as others have noted, the ability to raise taxes for new social programs without touching those voters is limited. Embracing a full-throated progressive program places real strains on these voters’ loyalty to the Democratic Party.
In 2016, Democrats have as their likely nominee possibly the single strongest candidate for putting the old Democratic coalition back together again. I think with an adequately strong economy and a campaign founded in progressive centrism, Hillary Clinton could very well put together a broader coalition than Obama’s, and a victory that eclipses his. Whether her party allows her to run such a campaign is probably the most important question of 2015; this book explains why.
“Clinton style centrism is the way to harness these demographics.” Instead Hillary2016 panders to the dead Obama coalition. As we recently wrote, “The more Hillary panders to the black peas and the kook peas the harder it will be to get the chick peas and the independent peas on the electoral fork.”
If “all lives matter” is now a thought crime not to be expressed and brands Hillary a racist, and the only permissible expression is “blacklivesmatter” then Hillary2016 is headed to defeat.
We’ve written this before, well before Judis, Trende, etc. Indeed, there was a “Mistake In ’08″ Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, and Part VIII, and the “Barack Obama Situation Comedy” Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV).
In recent elections pollsters have been taken completely by surprise. In Denmark, Great Britain, and the United States, the pollsters say that respondents are lying. Voters will only express what is politically correct then in the secrecy of the voting booth, they vote as they truly think. The voters understand they cannot say “all lives matter” but only “blacklivesmatter”. It’s a lesson that Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 better learn.
Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 better learn the lesson not because the language must be adjusted but because the current strategy has to be junked and an inclusive, centrist, Hillary must be allowed to emerge well before the convention in 2016. All lives matter. If Hillary cannot say something as mundane as “all lives matter” without being branded a racist, she might as well go home.