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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Lack of customers closes abortion clinic in Santa Rosa, California

Economics may do what the law cannot do and shut down abortion clinics.

Californians for Life say the notorious Women’s Health Specialists in Santa Rosa, California, closed recently because, according to clinic officials, “There were not enough clients.”

The abortion clinic was run by Bruce Steir, M.D., in the 1990s when he was on probation from the state medical association. He later pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter after a woman died after an abortion.

What Never Trump stands for

The Never Trump movement of mainly Washington-based Republican insiders has succeeded in toxifying Donald Trump in a manner that they never tried on any Democrat, because he threatens their livelihood.

To stop Trump, the Never Trump crowd has accepted many of the things they voiced opposition to a few weeks ago, such as the Rules For Radicals Of Saul Alinsky. That is not rhetorical.

Quote Piers Morgan or show Britney Spears in a bikini?

Readers, I cannot decide what to do in this post. Do I quote Piers Morgan's response to this nontroversy over Corey Lewandowski (Trump's campaign manager) allegedly pushing touching a girl reporter away from Trump, or do I post the latest picture of Britney Spears in a bikini?

You make the call, dear readers.

Hillary cannot run a presidential campaign

Hillary Clinton was a poor first lady, mediocre senator, and a disaster as secretary of State.

Now Orb magazine reports that she is a hapless presidential candidate as a civil war erupts in her own campaign.

Why are we in Eastern Europe?

The BBC reported that President Obama has dispatched troops to Eastern Europe to confront Russia.

This makes no sense.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Reagan and free trade

I like being lectured on Trump not being Reagan. Of course he is not. None of them are. But invoking Reagan on free trade is rather foolish.

Matt Drudge just linked a New York Times article from 1983 which proves this.

CEOs are the new SJWs

Evidence emerges that Chief Executive Officers are the newest recruits for Social Justice Warriors. Why not? They are mainly white and male and college educated. They do not want trouble from Occupy Wall Street. And CEOs sure do not want to be Brendan Eich-ed. Mozilla forced him out as CEO because he made a $1,000 contribution to the Proposition 8 campaign

Which passed.

In California.

Got that? A majority of Mozilla's customers wanted to ban homosexual marriage and the board still forced him out.

National Review writer: Forget Benghazi

(Language warning. Article quotes a liberal, er, a true blue conservative and don't you forget it!)

Remember Benghazi?

Well, comrade, a writer for the National Review wants you to forget all that. Hillary Clinton is better than Donald Trump on foreign policy. She's Reagan. He's Hitler.

Megyn loses 26% of O'Reilly viewers

You mess with The Donald, you lose. Ask Spy magazine. Rosie O'Donnell. Jeb Bush. Marco Rubio. Megyn Kelly.

Megyn Kelly?

Surber, are you nuts?

She averaged 2.52 million viewers a night in the first three months of this year. She even bragged about it.

Victim of Muslim attack blamed Islamophobia

Sascha Pinczowski, 31, of New York City was among those killed in the Islamic State attack on Brussels.

Five months before her murder, she wrote a message to her daughter explaining her fears. She was not afraid of Muslim terrorists. She was angry at those who want to stop such attacks.

Hometown boos Paul Ryan

The first congressional district in Wisconsin belongs to the people in that district.

Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan may want to remember that in this election year. At a Trump rally in Janesville, Ryan's home town, on Tuesday, the crowd booed Congressman Ryan.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Terminally ill Miss Wisconsin thanks Trump for helping her son



Melissa Young, Miss Wisconsin 2005, showed up at Trump's rally today in Janesville, Wisconsin, to thank Trump for helping her son. She is terminally ill.

Snowflake journalism


This is a crime? Really?


The story. Hunter S. Thompson shakes his head.

Cruz acts guilty

Six years ago, CNN dumped Cuban-born Rick Sanchez's prime-time in favor of a show starring a conservative sellout Kathleen Parker and serial adulterer Eliot Spitzer called "Parker Spitzer," perhaps the worst 60 minutes on prime-television in the 2010-2011 season. On his last day, they fired Sanchez for mocking Jewish people during an interview on a Sirius XM.

But he's telegenic and witty and employable. His freelance work includes a column on Fox News's Latino web site. He had an interesting take on Ted Cruz's scandal -- or what Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit calls the Cuban Mistress Crisis.

Trump slices and dices Hillary

While the Never Trumpsters try to hold the Republican Party hostage so it will remain vbusiness as usual in Washington -- the most corrupt city in the world -- Trump is squaring off against his real opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Israel is the worst? The UN is crazy

Move over, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Cuba, and North Korea.

Israel, the first nation with a female prime minister, is the worst violator of women's rights in the world -- according to the whack jobs at the United Nations.

Cruz won't say he never cheated on Heidi

Hey, Never Trumpsters. You had better start backing John Kasich because Rafael Edward Cruz is looking too presidential -- like Bill Clinton with his pants around his ankles.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Terrorists are winning in Europe

From Deutsche Welle:

Brussels 'March Against Fear' canceled over security concerns


We now know how it felt in the United States when France fell to Germany in six weeks in 1940.

Peach State coward

The NFL and Hollywood bullied Republican Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia into vetoing a law that protects freedom of religion.

Residents should throw his ass out. Deal is a coward. And the NFL and Hollywood are moochers who rip off Georgia taxpayers with subsidies.

Cruz's Princeton classmates speak out

I offer this as a public service to people who don't like Ted Cruz.

Those who do are free to skip this post. It will not be on the final exam.

Obama deports two West Virginia orchestra members

Well, Easter is over. Back on the Internet. I have a doozy of a tale. The Obama administration has looked the other way as millions have invaded our country -- many of whom seek welfare, peddle drugs, or commit other crimes.

But now this week it will deport two members of the West Virginia Symphony.

I double-dog dare San Francisco to mock Mohammad like this

The San Francisco Chronicle ran a bunch of photos mocking Christianity on its holiest day: "Hunky Jesus and Foxy Mary contest dominates Golden Gate Park this Easter."

The cowards would never mock Mohammad.

They are headed to sharia law in 20 years. Half of San Francisco will be stoned. Literally.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

He is risen



He is risen.

I do not care if you are Christian, or Jewish, or Hindu, or Muslim, or Buddhist, or some other religion, but please, take today off from the Internet and politics. It is not worth your life.

Happy Easter.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Cruz is too earnest



Hmm. Ross Douthat of the New York Times is not enamored of Ted Cruz. Guess he has had enough of 45-year-old freshmen senators thinking they can be president.

Republicans, move your convention to DC

If Republicans are going to steal the convention from Donald Trump, could they do me a favor and move the convention to DC as well?

Because Cleveland has enough problem of its own without having its good name associated with political larceny.

If the Republican Party is going to be of the Washington insiders, by the Washington insiders, and for the Washington insiders, hold the convention in Washington.

Climate change is a $1.4 trillion business worldwide

The global warming hoax has been very, very good to its hucksters. James Hansen retired from NASA a millionaire. Never put a man on the moon in his 40 years there, but put a lot of money in the pockets of hucksters over the years, most of it courtesy of taxpayers.

"Climate change was a $300 billion U.S. industry in 2013, the Climate Change Business Journal reported, and worth $1.4 trillion worldwide," the Charlotte Observer reported on Friday.

In the United States, film industry revenues are only $10 billion a year. Small wonder Leonardo DiCaprio and others are diversifying into climate change; it is 30 times as lucrative.

NFL and Hollywood bully Christians

The NFL and Hollywood ares pressuring Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia to veto a proposed law that would protect the religious rights of businesses.

Cruz cover-up

The Never Trump forces are crushed. Saint Rafael ain't.

And despite Ted Cruz blaming Trump for the National Enquirer exposing Cruz as a serial adulterer, the culprit appears to be someone in the Marco Rubio campaign.

This story has legs, and not the kind you see on five bimbos. It ain't just the sex, but the cover-up. Cruz's owners -- excuse me, donors -- paid off Carly Fiorina to hush up about Cruz's adultery.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Judges rule U.S. cannot deport an illegal alien

Hey, Never Trumpies, the damage of your antecedents -- Never Ford -- continues today, 40 years after they helped elect Jimmy Carter president.

Federal appellate judge Stephen Reinhardt and Miranda M. Du ruled that the United States cannot deport an illegal alien because he is a drunk.

Carter appointed Reinhardt. Obama appointed Du. Reinhardt turns 85 in two days.

Update: Heavy names Cruz paramours

The media including Matt Drudge are ignoring the National Enquirer story that Ted Cruz had affairs with five women. This is odd given the publication's track record of breaking stories on the affairs that ended the presidential ambitions of Gary Hart and John Edwards. Then again, the media ignored the John Edwards story for months because of its inherent liberal bias.

Online radio talker Rob Zicari looked at the blurred photos in the publication and identified three of the five women. (Obligatory link to his site.)

Former Romney aide: Trump can beat Hillary

Prediction: the next president will be blond.

That solved, the polls show Dukakis beating Bush er, Clinton beating The Donald.

But a top aide of Mitt Romney n his 2012 campaign -- Eric Fehrnstrom -- thinks Trump is the favorite.

John Edwards Cruz

The National Enquirer reported Ted Cruz had five mistresses over the years.

Such gossip would not be news except Senator Cruz is running as pastor-in-chief. While certainly we love the sinner, and hate the sin, the holier-than-thou (literally) of Cruz's top supporter, Glenn "No Real Christian Votes For Trump" Beck makes this a scandal.

But who trusts the National Enquirer. It just lies. Just ask John Edwards, who stood by his wife when she had cancer.

Dear Never Trump

Dear Never Trump:

I defend your right to organize and do all you can to derail the nomination of Donald John Trump. Use all the tricks you want. And when you lose in Cleveland you will have two choices: Trump or Hillary.

You may not like those choices, but life does not owe you all the choices you want.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Robot cars mean no need for speed limits



My wife and I were discussing self-driving cars -- autonomous automobiles -- on the drive back from Morgantown on Saturday. They should arrive just as we become too feeble to drive.

Russia gets it, Obama does not



While our president auditioned in Argentina for "Dancin' With The Stars" -- sending a signal of celebration to Muslim terrorists worldwide -- the people who are not protected at all times by 20 SUVs filled with armed guards are finally questioning America's commitment to saving Western civilization.

Deutsche Welle interviewed Russian Deputy Defense Minister Antonov about Moscow's role in the Global War on Terrorism. His words were wise.

Gingrich on The Donald

Isaac Chotiner of Slate has a terrific interview with Newt Gingrich, who is feisty and pretty much all-in on Trump.

Or Cruz.

"Remember, I came in as a Reaganite, Kempite when I helped lead the effort in 1994. And I have consistently been in favor of a more aggressive, more active Republican Party that reaches out and expands its base and that is very, very idea-oriented. I think Washington is a city with enormous problems. I think we need somebody — and both Cruz and Trump fit this — who is going to break up the old order and insist on real change. It’s not that I am sanguine. This will lead to a period of very real challenges, but I think we need it," Newt told him.

Quote of the day

"Trump may be raw, crude and uninformed, but he’s also smart, intuitive and a quick study who will presumably get up to passable speed as he assembles a brain trust over the coming months. Whether Trump can temper his shoot-from-the-hip impetuosity is another matter. There is a huge gap between the teeth-gnashing fulminations of the anti-Trump mainstream media and the perfectly reasonable Trump supporters whom I hear calling into radio talk shows. The machinations of the old-guard GOP establishment to thwart Trump voters and subvert the primary process are an absolute disgrace. But it’s business as usual for tone-deaf party leaders who, barely more than a day after the discovery of Antonin Scalia’s corpse last month, stupidly proclaimed there would be no hearings for an Obama nominee to the Supreme Court." -- Camille Paglia.

Reagan advisor: Dump NATO

Donald Trump told the Washington Post editorial board that we should reconsider our role in NATO.

All heck broke loose. Neocons are rending their clothing again. I'd like to meet their tailor.

However, the idea is not so far-fetched. In fact, Trump does not go far enough.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cruz: The Establishment's Anti-Establishment Candidate

Jeb Bush endorsed Ted Cruz today, making Cruz the Establishment's Anti-Establishment Candidate. Having spent 15 of the last 20 years in Washington, Cruz is the Official Outsider endorsed by the National Review, the oldest conservative publication in Washington. Cruz has raised $66,199,643 from donors who want an official outsider as their anti-establishment candidate.

Official Outsider -- the Establishment's Anti-Establishment Candidate. Accept no substitutes.
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Government worker paid to serve time for armed robbery

This is the most corrupt government ever. The Soviets were pikers compared to the Swamp Things that run our federal government.

Hot Air reported VA worker Elizabeth Rivera Rivera not only kept her job after she went to prison for armed robbery but she was awarded back pay because a Democratic Party-backing union fought to rip off taxpayers.

Piers Morgan: Listen to Trump

Piers Morgan lost his show on CNN, went back to Britain, and landed a TV gig as well as space in the Daily Mail. By chance when Brussels was bombed, Trump was a guest on "Good Morning Britain," which Morgan hosts, in an interview arranged weeks ago.

Following the interview, Morgan said it is time we took Trump seriously. Unlike everyone else, he has a plan.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Two months ago, NYT mocked Trump's concerns about Brussels

Hat tip: Hot Air.

On January 27, 2016, the New York Times ran a story mocking Donald John Trump: "Donald Trump Finds New City to Insult: Brussels."

Oh that silly mogul. What does he know about anything, right?

AIPAC speech shows the uselessness of debates

Our moral and intellectual superiors in Washington -- be they on the left or be they on the right -- have lectured the nation long and hard on the civic duty of political candidates to appear in "debates," which are not debates but rather questioning by moderators who at times are as impartial as the Spanish Inquisition.

As Trump's speech on Monday to AIPAC showed, the debates added nothing to the discussion of public policy. Let me explain.

Catch of the day

Rush: "These are not protests. These are provocations and riots in waiting."

Nearly a year into Trump's candidacy, Rush Limbaugh still is navigating the wake left by the SS Trump. I am amused by but also in awe of Limbaugh's struggle here. On the one hand, Trump is a kindred spirit in fighting The Man. On the other hand, Trump is no poster child for the conservatism that Limbaugh championed. Maybe I read too much into this (and by maybe, I mean likely) but I sense an internal struggle.

There is also the awesome problem of Being Rush Limbaugh. He has to be himself to be a success, but he also has to avoid being careless. Too many people depend on him.

Brussels explodes, we turn to Trump



Brussels is on lockdown after Muslim terrorists blew up the subway system, killing 34 people. The bombing should end the European Union once and for all. A government that cannot protect its borders is useless. Europe needs to go back to having a Common Market and allow nations to be sovereign again.

In the United States, the presumptive next president reiterated his call for closing the borders.

Ex Clinton Mistresses For Trump

We can all assume that the women Bill Clinton abused or harassed over the years, such as Paula Jones, do not want his wife elected.

But what about his former mistresses, women who willingly had sex with him? Well Miss Arkansas 1958 -- Sally Miller -- apparently opposes a restoration of the Clinton Regime.

Finally, a first lady we want to see naked



Liz Mair -- "Republican strategist" -- posted a meme on Facebook (Mediaite calls it an ad) to dissuade Mormons in Utah from voting for Trump. That's like getting kids not to drink castor oil.

Gee, models in the 21st century pose with their clothes off. Who knew?


Monday, March 21, 2016

Why I trust Trump on Israel



Donald Trump wowed them at AIPAC by delivering his first written speech. That is how important Israel is to him. The text follows, but I just want to say that in 2015, when Obama tried to unseat Bibi Netanyahu, Trump was on the prime minister's side and cut a commercial for him.

How Hillary can beat Trump

Earlier today I trashed Hillary Clinton's plan for defeating Trump in the general election. She is using 1990s tactics that failed to stop an unknown senator in 2008 when she had a huge lead.

Hillary needs to do two things: 1. Fire her advisers. 2. Get better help on the campaign trail.

How to vote for Trump in West Virginia (it is complicated)

The West Virginia Primary begins with early voting at courthouses, beginning on April 26.

West Virginia is the only state that elects delegates and alternatives to the party conventions directly.

Hillary's plan for The Donald will elect him



Donald Trump likely got out of bed at 5 or 6 this morning, scanned the Drudge Report, read the Washington Post story linked as "Hillary begins attack..." and laughed, and laughed, and laughed.

I know I did. The story -- "Here comes the opposition book: Clinton and her allies prepare for Trump" -- is a recipe for disaster for her, not him.

The Gollum Old Party

The last time I saw Bob Byrd was during his last political campaign in October 2006. At 88, he was 20 years past what should have been a normal retirement. But there he sat across from the Daily Mail editorial board (I was a member then) reading talking points from a loose-leaf notebook written by his staff, which controlled him like the title character in "Weekend At Bernie's."

His arms flapped the whole time. They called it a benign tremor. If he had any strength in those 88-year-old arms, Byrd would have flown out of the room.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Versailles on the Potomac

Conservatives outside Washington have for eight years felt the pain of the rise and governance of an elitist communist -- excuse me "community organizer" -- as president of the United States, We lashed out at liberals.

What about the Conservative Commentariat? Why are we not getting angry at the churlish Charles Krauthammer. He has spent the last 30 years sneering at us, even as he pretends to be a conservative.

The full quote please

Laurie Roberts of the Arizona Republic mocked The Donald, which is her right and certainly he gave her ample ammunition in his 40 years of media interviews.

But of all the quotes she could have used, why did she use one out of context?

More early votes in 2016 Phoenix than in the entire 2012 primary

The Trumpkins have begun to call it the Trump train.

Arizona may already be on board, according to the New York Post.

Lemme share an earworm

Every time I visit Morgantown (home of WVU) I hear this song for days. It's beautiful. Oh, the town no longer is how she described it nearly a half-century ago. Imagine that.

 

Clinton/Kasich 2016

Is Kasich auditioning for Hillary's running mate?

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Trump begins Republican peace talks

Having secured the Republican Party nomination -- even Nate Silver says he is on track to 1,237 -- Donald Trump will meet with party leaders on Monday

These are negotiations for the party's capitulation. His bargaining position will never be stronger.

"Arizona Trump Protesters Shut Down Highway, Creating 300,000 More Trump Voters"

The Democratic Party's latest fascist tactic against Trump's free speech is to shut down highways leading to a Trump rally.

As long as President Obama -- leader of the Democratic Party -- refuses to condemn such activity and tell his supporters this is not who we are, Obama and his party are responsible for the intimidation and not the disruption of highway activity. Lives could be at risk if emergency vehicles are blocked by Democrats and in this case, illegal aliens.

But I am amused, not angry.

“The Public Is Never Wrong.”

Please enjoy this sample from "Exceptional Americans 2," which is available on Kindle, or in print.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Statistic of the day

The dishonest case for robbing Trump's voters

Donald Trump is going to walk into Cleveland with enough delegates to be elected on the first ballot. Republican donors -- burnt twice by Bush and then Rubio -- will cut their losses and figure a way to deal with Trump. They may have better leverage in the general election. Trump is a Nixon, Cruz a Goldwater.

Still, I must deal with the intellectual dishonesty of those who pushing for brokered convention.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Trump flashes how he will defeat Her Majesty

Math called me again, and said Trump beats Cruz in a two-way man contest. Cruz would need 87 percent of the remaining delegates to win the 1,237 needed while  Trump needs only 59 percent. With Trump leading by an average 38.4 percent to 22 percent in national polls (which falls into the 60 percent share anti-establishment candidates have split this season), the median of all the possible outcomes is Trump 63.5 percent, Cruz 36.5 percent.

Put another way, to get to 50.1 percent, Cruz would have to win 71 percent of the vote from the establishment backers. Good luck on that.

So how does November look? Pretty good.

Strong, independent woman whines that Bill O'Reilly isn't defending her

Megyn Kelly -- slayer of male blowhards -- is whining that the King Of Male Blowhards (Bill O'Reilly) isn't defending her dainty feelings in her feud with Donald Trump.

Quote of the day

"I’ll never forget the moment I understood the true depth of support for Trump. My wife’s uncle died weeks before the first primary. At his funeral, the pastor said that one of his greatest regrets is that he knew he would pass away before he had a chance to vote for Donald Trump. I've never heard that said of any candidate, much less a man so unworthy of such devotion. But he was following his leader. No one else had stepped up to earn his trust."
David French, an attorney, a staff writer at National Review, and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Trump reform

If you are wondering why all these nasty people like Liz Mair, Frank Luntz, and Rick Wilson keep trashing Donald Trump, it comes down to money. He is putting their ilk out of business.

He is not wasting tens of millions on the political consultant class. And they are angry as hell. His campaign is not run by focus groups. He is not wasting donor money on polls or ads.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Trump won. Get over yourself

Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida stood up like a statesman today and said what had to be said.

Trump won.

Donald Trump is ahead by 250 delegates with about 1,000 delegates left to pick. If he gets half those delegates, he is at 1,200  -- 37 shy of a majority. The party will not deny him the nomination if he is ahead by 100.

The neocons at National Review and the Weekly Standard should suck it up and admit defeat. In the marketplace of ideas, they lost. Their utopian ideal failed. Americans no longer want to invade countries. It is time for the Robert Taft wing of the party to steer the party -- and the nation -- back to the middle.

Endangering a candidate is now a benevolent way to express oneself

The Democratic Party operative who jumped the barrier in an attempt attack Donald Trump onstage now faces a federal charge.

The Associated Press reported on his strange defense.

We'll help you build it, California

Remember when that $250,000-a-year school bureaucrat threatened to leave New Jersey because Governor Chris Christie froze his pay? Christie said, "I'll help you pack."

Now Governor Jerry Brown is threatening to wall off the rest of the nation when Trump becomes president.

"By the way that is a joke," Brown added.

Believe me, he will get plenty of help when he stops kidding.

Rubio's hands were too small to box with Don

Marco Rubio's exit from the political stage last night put another empty suit back on the rack. Will it be worn again? Maybe. His entire career has been carefully tailored. Breitbart News reported that campaign donors paid $340,000 to Frank Luntz to focus group Rubio's book and book tour in 2006.

The money paid Luntz long ago transformed Rubio into the robo-candidate Republicans liked but did not want.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Brokered convention is just cable talk. They need revenues

Republicans will rally behind Donald Trump before Cleveland. The donor class is tired of burning millions to stop the guy. He will meet with them, allay their fears, and move on to his general election mode.

Brokered convention is just cable talk. They need audiences. They need the revenues. They do not want to let the election die.

Trump got news coverage by being news

There is a lot of whining today -- as Republicans run out of excuses for not calling Donald Trump their presumptive nominee -- about all the news coverage of him.

The New York Times figured Trump received $1.9 billion worth of Earned Media.

He did that the old-fashioned way.

He earned it. That is why they call it Earned Media. He made news, while others sat back and waited.

Cruz versus Trump

Rush Limbaugh said Cruz is hoping Trump wins Florida and Ohio today so that Kasich and Rubio drop out. (UPDATE: That happened.)

Cruz wants a two-man race. How would that work?

Take Kim Jong Un serious

Everyone scoffs at Kim Jong Un.

Not me.

He gets laughed at by the same people who scoffed at Muslims destroying the Twin Towers following that failed attempt in 1993 -- the same people who sneered that ISIS was the JV squad in Kobe shirts -- the same people who told me there were WMD in Iraq

Republicans laugh at you


Listen to this clip and tell me what the party stands for.

I mean besides power for insiders.

Trump's racially diverse Tampa office

The New York Times went to Donald Trump's office in Tampa and found (gasp) Hispanics, an immigrant from the Philippines and even a Lakota Indian.

Good gosh.

Has someone not seen the memo on Hitler-Klansman-Mussolini Trump?

Monday, March 14, 2016

Police arrest Global Warming scientist

Please note: An indictment isn't a conviction, and even if it were, one Global Warming fraudster does not mean they are all lying, steaming sacks of excrement.

Ayers and company will go after any Republican this fall

Republicans are whistling past their graves if they think Friday night's fascism in Chicago was just about Trump.

If Republicans think they will escape Democratic mobs by throwing Trump under the bus in Cleveland, they have another thing coming to them. Such a capitulation is blood in the water to the Party Of Obama.

Will Bernie fans flock to Trump?

If she gets the Democratic Party nomination, will Hillary Clinton still feel the Bern as Sanders supporters stump for Trump?

A British columnist believes it could happen.

Obama to make ass of himself in England

I had forgotten that Barack Obama technically is still president, until I read that he is going to England to campaign against Britain leaving the European Union.

The vote is in June.

Vote Judd

Hillary Clinton has a message for West Virginia, which her husband carried twice.

Drop dead.

Profiles in cowardice: Cruz, Rubio and Kasich

Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich are cowards and political opportunists who lacked the courage to stand up for free speech. Instead, they tried to exploit the communists and terrorists who shouted down Donald Trump before he could speak in Chicago on Friday. The left's threat of violence was fascist. Sure, Cruz, Rubio and Kasich said the thugs were wrong, but they saved their best blasts for Trump as they blamed Trump for the thuggery.


Sunday, March 13, 2016

The American hurt

I have long liked the work of Byron York of the Washington Examiner and Salena Zito of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. As I research and write my post-nomination book, I have come to appreciate them more (and Tucker Carlson of the Daily Caller).

They do legwork. Zito's column today is a good example. None of this will be in my book (alas, three-quarters of my research while good is not conducive to the story). So let me share this.

Food stamp nation

Ever wonder why childhood obesity is the worst among the poor?

Food stamps.

They are easier to get and more generous than ever before -- and you can use them to buy candy, potato chips, and soda.

Question for those who blame Trump for Chicago

Was George Wallace to blame for being shot and paralyzed while campaigning for president in 1972?

Gun rights supporter drops Cruz

Jan Morgan is a nationally recognized 2nd Amendment advocate and Associated Press award winning investigative journalist, who now writes opinions.

She supported Cruz early and often.

But after Cruz blamed Trump for the actions of thugs who blocked Trump's rally in Chicago, unh-unh. No more.

National Review writer wants to deport Trump's wife, who is a U.S. citizen

Kevin Williamson of the National Review is losing his mind as Donald Trump nears the Republican presidential nomination.

Williamson now wants to deport Melania Trump.

He said so in a column, which somehow was posted online without anyone bothering to fact-check. Missus Trump No. 3 is an American citizen. Breaking news, National Review: She became a naturalized citizen in 2006.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

“We decided that Marco Rubio can lose Florida all by himself”

Ted Cruz is walking away from the Florida primary and will not lift a finger to help Rubio, NBC reported.

Voter ID passes in West Virginia

Republicans passed a Voter ID bill that Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin likely will veto.

West Virginia Democrats who controlled the state legislature for 82 years claim there is no voter fraud in the state.

Tomblin's father went to federal prison for organizing voter fraud in Logan County. Twice. In 1974 and again in 1990, years after he left federal prison

Trump stands up to fascism

Last night, America saw fascism. An organized group of thugs, likely paid for by the billionaire plutocrats who fund Move On, succeeded in denying Trump the right to speak at a rally in Chicago.

They used the threat of violence.

But today, Trump defied fascism and spoke at several rallies.

West Virginia Legislature -- 60 days of service

The 82nd West Virginia Legislature easily was the best in 82 years, and not because it was the first Republican controlled legislature in that time.

How do we know? The Gazette hated it more than Blaine Edwards and Antoine Merriweather hated "Pretty Woman."

Law and order is not just a TV show

For a few years, as the left has stoked fires of racial violence, I have warned that these things do not end well.

I remember the 1968 campaign. We had two assassinations. Terrorists like Bill Ayers rioted at the Democratic convention in Chicago. And a war dragged on halfway across the world.

Sad news, Hillary plans to stay

From the Hill:
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton says she isn’t fleeing the country if Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is elected. 
“First of all, I do not think that will happen, and I have every confidence if I’m the nominee it certainly won’t happen,” she told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Thursday night.
 “I would never leave our country, but I would certainly be spending a lot of time yelling at the TV set, Rachel.”
Her fellow inmates might want to block the cable news stations on the TV in the dayroom to keep her from yelling all day like a 68-year-old granny.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Leftists shut down Trump rally

An increasingly militant leftist movement shut down Donald Trump's rally in Chicago.

Trump chose safety over confrontation and canceled his rally.

President Obama should condemn this organized effort to shut down free speech in our nation.

This is not who we are, Mister President. We expect better from a man sworn to uphold the Constitution when his supporters act to suppress the rights of others. Such intolerance goes against the very foundation of our country.

I demand our president stand up for freedom, for liberty, and for common decency.

Candidate's security is no joke

Someone pushed a Breitbart reporter in a sea of people after Donald Trump left a press conference on Wednesday night,  She said she wanted to ask him a question. She has bruises on her arm.

Since this involves Trump there is outrage -- indignity -- demands for apology -- cries of incivility -- on Twitter and the blogs. Fine. Do your thing. I get that people oppose the nomination of Trump. But remember security is important, for two reasons.

Bobby Kennedy and George Wallace.

Why hoax is my default reaction

If it looks too good to be true, it is.

Consider the case of Central Michigan University professor Mari Poindexter who said someone shouted gay and transgender slurs at her and blackened her eye at a bar after a Toby Keith concert.

An illegal alien kills five more Americans

Instead of endless hearings on Benghazi, Congress should demand President Obama explain the murders this week of Michael Capps, Jeremy Waters, Clint Harter, Austin Harter, and Randy J. Nordman in Kansas and Missouri.

Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40, an illegal alien the Bush and Obama administrations deported twice without penalty, murdered these five men in cold blood. The president's refusal to protect the border -- and his opposition to Arizona's plans to do so -- make his administration accomplices in Serrano-Vitorino's killing spree.

Democrats lose voters, blame voter ID

President Obama has accomplished two things: Sold more guns than any president, and two, helped elect the most Republicans since 1928.

Huffington Post blames requiring voter ID.

12th debate, 12th Trump win. It's over

Any Monday Night Football fan who goes back to when Howard Cosell was alive, remembers Don Meredith singing as the game got out of hand, "Turn out the lights, the party's over."

Do Republicans hear him singing now?

They should. Last night's debate showed Trump's opponents have nothing left to offer America except their sadness, their disappointment, and their "Blood, Sweat and Tears" albums.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Dear Nate Silver, about those polls

Dear Nate Silver, self-appointed expert on elections:

You said there was a 99% chance of Hillary Clinton would win Michigan.

She lost.

Chicago Tribune to Clinton and Sanders: Pfbt

The Chicago Tribune, which endorsed Republican candidates from the first one in 1856 (John C. Frémont of California) to George W. Bush, backed Barack Obama in 2008.

Now the World's Greatest Newspaper is getting back to its roots, refusing to endorse Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's primary. It did endorse in the Republican primary.

"No other Republican lists political correctness on his issues page"

I do not even have to say his name in the headline.

Readers know who it is.

And that is why he is winning. Let me explain.

Rubio regrets attacking Trump's manhood

I like how CNN tiptoed around the wording of Marco Rubio's attack on Trump's manhood.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Racism 2.0

Republicans USA! Democrats Hillary!

Watching on television Carly Fiorina endorse Ted Cruz at a rally in Florida today, the crowd erupted in a chant of USA! USA! USA!

The home audience knew what happened. A bunch of trolls tried to interrupt the rally. Thus the chants of USA! to shout down the  protesters.

At Democrat rallies, they chant Obama! Or Hillary!

But hey, do not question their patriotism.

Keith Olbermann hates his landlord

Limo lib Keith Olbermann is moving out of his apartment because he hates Trump -- and the American people who are voting for Trump.

The Queen wants out of European Union

Queen Elizabeth II has had enough with this European Union nonsense.

When Britain votes in June to exit the union, her majesty will be among those saying hell yeah.

Make Britain Great Again.

Open primaries show Trump can win in November

Hawaii, Michigan, Mississippi -- the Trumpathon continues.

Cable news outlets are pretending that his 15 states to 8 shellacking of Cruz is still too close to call. They need the viewers. And Republican shysters keep fleecing the Donor Class. They need money. But voters hold the Trump Card, and they are playing it.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Germans vote against Muslim rape

Officials in Germany were stunned that voters in Frankfurt voted in larger numbers for the "hard right" Alternative for Germany.

Attempting to cover up thousands of rapes by Muslim men on New Year's Eve has its consequences.

I see what you did there

Britain enters baby parts market

Move over, Planned Parenthood. You have competition coming from the British government.

Why not require a unanimous verdict?

Florida is fixing its death penalty law.

Juries will have the final say, not judges.

But the way it is fixing the law is lacking.

If free trade is so good, why is our economy stuck?

Conservatives love this quote from P.J. O'Rourke from 1993:
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free.
Could not the same thing be said about free trade?

Monday, March 07, 2016

Olson Johnson reviews Democratic debate

Democrats held a debate last night. Guest poster Olson Johnson from the movie "Blazing Saddles" reviewed the performance of Bernie Sanders:
Now who can argue with that? I think we're all indebted to Bernie "Gabby" Sanders for clearly stating what needed to be said. I'm particularly glad that these lovely children were here today to hear that speech. Not only was it authentic economic gibberish, it expressed a confusion little seen in this day and age.

Senator Ben Carson?

Marco Rubio is not seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate this year.

A report out of Miami has people urging Dr. Ben Carson to seek the seat.

Why Nikki Haley's endorsement was worthless in South Carolina

One of the puzzlers of the South Carolina primary is why Marco Rubio lost.

He had the two major endorsements: Senator Tim Scott and Governor Nikki Haley. How could he lose? Haley has a 71% approval rate among Republicans.

We learned the answer this weekend.

Delegate count: Trump is ahead of schedule, Cruz way behind

Despite his .053 batting average in winning one of the 19 states, Fritz Rubio (hey, he won Minnesota just like Mondale) is going full Baghdad Bob.

On Sunday, he said in San Juan, Puerto Rico: "This map only gets better for us as we move forward in some of the other states. We're soon gonna be in the winner-take-all process…that's where we feel very confident as we move forward."

Screen grab of the day



Courtesy of Thorney Lieberman.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Best Democratic Debate Tweets


Is it their Republican Party anymore?

Cruz knocked down Trump on Saturday. Of that there is no doubt. We shall see if Trump gets off the canvas.

But the one thing is clear: The establishment is dead. Rubio Jebbed. He has won but 1 of the first 19 states. The race is now between the antidisestablishmentarians of the Republican Party: Cruz and Trump. the party hates both, which another reason I like them.

Don't take my word for it. Others are saying it.

Global warming is so 1990s

Looks like those of us who called global warming a hoax are right.

The whole Chicken Little act fell apart with Climategate in 2009. The media just never reported it. But the National Review has a nice report on it this weekend on how the courts have caught up with the public on global warming.

Democratic congresswoman may be under investigation

First, let me get this off my chest: The Jacksonville Times-Union is terrible. In a police story, the newspaper failed to identify DEMOCRATIC Congresswoman Corrinne Brown as a DEMOCRAT.

I am tired of this Name That Party nonsense. (Explanation of term at the end of the post.)

In the age of the Internet,, when newspapers are trolling for hits online, you can no longer use the excuse that everyone knows what party the local elected official is in.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

CPAC update




Men want abortions, too

Why should women be the only ones who can opt out of the responsibilities of parenting?

In Sweden, men may get that "right" too.

Hillary promises to open UFO records

Hold the orange jumpsuit.

Hillary Clinton may need a white straitjacket.

Civil rights icon endorses Trump

Mississippi holds its Republican primary on Tuesday. At this point, the race is over. The bookies in London have paid off the bets. We are just waiting for John Kasich, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz to get over themselves and admit defeat.

Nevertheless, a 93-year-old man plans to make one last rally on Monday when Trump appears in Madison, Mississippi. Charles Evers has endorsed The Donald: "I believe in him first of all because he's a businessman. I think jobs are badly needed in Mississippi,"

Friday, March 04, 2016

Trump doesn't need CPAC

Donald Trump canceled his appearance at CPAC near Washington on Saturday, preferring to stage rallies in Kansas and in Orlando, Florida, going where the votes are.

I am resisting writing that he's going to Disney World.

Oh wait, I just did.

What to cut in West Virginia

Thanks to Democratic President Obama's war on coal, the oil glut, and a bloated state bureaucracy that includes too many relatives of Democratic politicians, the state of West Virginia has an $800+ million hole in its budget.

More taxes are not the answer. Spending cuts are. Here is how it is done.

Secretary of State Jeff Sessions?

I do not know much about Jeff Sessions, other than he wants a border with Mexico.

Looks like he'll replace John Kerry as Secretary of State next January.

Butt ugly debate

The circus on Fox News last night should end the debate season entirely. The Republican National Convention sold 400 of the 450 seats to braying jackasses, and Trump, Rubio and Cruz acted the fool. Kasich stayed out of it. I bailed after 30 minutes.

Life is too short for this nonsense.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Trumplicans

That is the name after Cleveland. Nickname T-Party.

You are welcome.

Punching back twice as hard works

When the Des Moines Register told Trump to leave the race in July, he attacked the newspaper -- and banned its reporters from covering his closed events.

It worked. The newspaper just posted: "The Donald is right! Gucci store worth more than Romney.":
Real estate developer, reality TV star and potential presidential contender Donald Trump boasted to The Des Moines Register on Monday that 45,000 square feet of commercial real estate he owns in Midtown Manhattan is worth more than Mitt Romney.
Mitt committed Trumpicide today. That is when you attack Donald Trump. He will punch back twice as hard. The bodies litter the landscape: Rosie. Jeb. Spy magazine. All gone.

Trumpkins and non-believers are going to love my book. It'll be yuuge.

Rest of the world, butt out of our election

Note to the rest of the world:

Butt out of our presidential election. You know nothing about us, our wants, our needs, and our desires.

Clinton's IT guy turns state's evidence

Hang in there, Bernie. You don't need Mitt Romney to knock out your party's front-runner. The FBI may come to your rescue.

I, too, wish it were not Trump

Instead of a victory party on the night of Super Tuesday, Donald Trump held his first press conference as the presumptive nominee of the party. His tone and his words were softer, and his mood calmer. He flashed the CEO Trump throughout the short question-and-answer period.

I want to make this clear: I, too, want someone better than Donald Trump as the next president of the United States.

But the truth is, Republicans have no one better. In the marketplace of ideas, he made his case and won.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Fox News souring on Rubio?

New York magazine reported, "More Bad News for Marco Rubio: He Just Lost the Support of Fox News."

I guess scoring three out of four endorsements means jack when you take but one out of 15 states. And when that state is Minnesota, they start calling you Fritz Rubio.

Donors are saying they could have gotten the same bad results from Jeb.

Bin Laden fought climate change

Say what you may about the cut-throat Muslim terrorist Osama bin Laden, but he was a social justice warrior.

He wanted to join with Barack Obama to save the planet from climate change, Reuters reported.

Hitler finished second, and why that is important

Jeff Zebos and the Washington Post today admitted they have no logical or compelling reason to oppose Trump, so they called him Hitler. Oh, not explicitly. They are too chicken shit to do that.

By going there -- by making the Ad Hitlerum argument and implying a vote for Trump is a vote for Hitler. And then Jeff and company got the story wrong.

Trump puts Northeast in play

The national polls say if the election were held tomorrow, Hillary would cream The Donald.

Fortunately, the election will not be held for another 8 months. And we know what the polls said 8 months ago: Trump was too hated by Republicans to win even one state.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Obama failed black people by not fixing the housing crisis

Ezra Klein of Vox had an interesting take on the housing crisis, in which people who did not qualify for mortgages were given them anyway at the urging of government.

Top Islamic leader in America endorses Trump's ban on Muslim immigration

Remember how Trump's call to stop Muslim immigration was racist?

Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam supports the plan.

Muslim rapes girl, 9

Snaresbrook crown court, Judge Sarah Paneth said: "I only hope and pray for her that this abuse will not have a long term effect on her. I do not accept that a nine-year old child could possibly have instigated any sexual activity with you. I do not accept that she could in any sense encourage you."

And so Mohammed Islam will spend the next 19 years in prison. The details are ugly.

Goliath owns the slingshots

Ten years ago this month, Glenn Reynolds published "An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths."

His point was technology would level the playing field between big companies and small entrepreneurs.