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Monday, February 15, 2021

Trump's best lesson

Red State reported, "In Must-Watch Clip, Trump Attorney 'Michael van der Veen, Citizen' Destroys Media."

The clip is interesting as Donald Trump's impeachment lawyer put an airhead at CBS in her place on Saturday, after the Democrat impeachment failed.

He told her, "It’s not okay to doctor a little bit of evidence. The media has to start telling the right story in this country. The media is trying to divide this country. You are bloodthirsty for ratings, and as such, you’re asking questions now that are already set up with a fact pattern. I can’t believe you would ask me a question indicating that it’s alright just to doctor a little bit of evidence. There’s more stuff we uncovered that they doctored, to be frank with you, and maybe that will come out someday."

The biggest achievement President Trump made is getting Americans to shove the press back twice as hard. We do not have to live by their rules or curry their favor.

Andrew Breitbart, the John the Baptist of today's MAGA movement, said, "Politics is downstream of culture." 

The media is the culture, which explains the importance of Donald Trump's manhandling of the press. He did not duck them. He took them on. He could do a 25-minute impromptu press conference, answering 25 questions on 25 subjects, while his helicopter waited to take him to the airport for a flight to a rally far away after putting in a 10-hour day in the Oval Office.

We saw him do it several times.

In April 2011, a year before Breitbart died, he said, "Celebrity is everything in this country. And if these guys don't learn how to play the media the way that Barack Obama played the media last election cycle and the way that Donald Trump is playing the election cycle, we're going to probably get a celebrity candidate."

5 years after Breitbart said that, Republicans had their celebrity candidate. Donald Trump.

He was not folksy like Ronald Reagan. Donald Trump was a loudmouth New Yorker. To survive in that city, you need the ability to be Dustin Hoffman in "Midnight Cowboy" pounding on the cab and saying, "Hey, I'm walking here. I'm walking here."

In retrospect, America needed a president pounding on that media cab. We needed him to do that to stop that cab from running over the rest of us.

Breitbart's statement of politics being downstream of culture rings true when one considers that people behaved in the 1950s downstream from the movies of the 1930s. The geniuses who invented Hollywood created an American ideal that was as far from the reality of their youth and of their lives as film moguls.

And yet it worked. Mickey Rooney may have had 8 wives and Elizabeth Taylor 7 husbands, but they sold America on a healthy lifestyle centered on the family and small-town life. Andy Hardy and "The Father of the Bride" set standards for a suburbia that reflected a shared prosperity the likes of which the world may never see again.

In the 1986 musical version of  Little Shop of Horrors, Audrey sings of leaving Skid Row.
I dream of a place
Where we could be together at last
A matchbox of our own
A fence of real chain link,
A grill out on the patio
Disposal in the sink
A washer and a dryer and an ironing machine
In a tract house that we share
Somewhere that's green.
He rakes and trims the grass
He loves to mow and weed
I cook like Betty Crocker
And I look like Donna Reed
There's plastic on the furniture
To keep it neat and clean
In the Pine-Sol scented air
Somewhere that's green
People tire of having to pound on cabs. We all long for somewhere that's green. Elitists condemn it as materialism, but it really is security. 

I look at black-and-white TV shows these days and admire the men in fedoras and three-piece suits. They were responsible grownups. Now we wear ballcaps and T shirts. 

The argument is the 1950s weren't perfect and they were racist and sexist and the like. But what is so perfect about today? We have racism and sexism. They are just anti-white and anti-male now. The media wants us to forget Martin Luther King's dream of being judged on the content of our character, not the color of our skin. 

Who came up with this foolishness that diversity makes us stronger?

No. No, no, no. United we stand because divided we fall. And they want us to fall. We are the deplorable dregs of society, remember? Those are not my words. Those are the words of the past two Democrat nominees for president.

I am not asking to bring back the 1950s. I am only saying I'm walking here. I'm walking here.

As president, Donald Trump got a nation of Americans to dare pound on those cabs. The hacks driving those cabs can honk their horns all they want, but they have no power over us unless we allow them to impose their silly standards on us.

After the election, I told readers it is not over until we say it is over, quoting of course Bluto from "Animal House."

Does anyone care to say it is over?

I don't.

Neither does Michael van der Veen.

We follow President Trump's example and carry on Breitbart's work.


  1. I was thinking much the same thoughts as I watched "Casablanca" the other night.

  2. Hell no it’s not over. It’s only just begun.

    Someone said that Turtle McConnell will soon be Turtle soup.

    I don’t know about all that, because I don’t see one Republican Senator that has the backbone to take on the Turtle. For all their conservative and/or libertarian cred, Cruz and Paul have been McConnell’s poodles. Pathetic.

    Maybe Josh Hawley has the juice to take on the Turtle. If not, we have to find someone. Lindsey spoke up after the inauguration against the Turtle’s attack against President Trump.

    I would think that over his long career, Lindsey has created so much confusion about where he truly stands that he would be unable to overturn the Turtle’s long reign as the Republican leader (and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s bought and paid for guy) of the Senate.

    Maybe, just maybe, I’m wrong.

    But American Patriots need to take down the Turtle so the next time a MAGA candidate is elected President they will be able to drain the corrupt dirty swamp.

    1. I don’t know about all that, because I don’t see one Republican Senator that has the backbone to take on the Turtle. For all their conservative and/or libertarian cred, Cruz and Paul have been McConnell’s poodles. Pathetic.

      Jeffery, you know Cocaine Mitch voted against impeachment when he said he would vote for it.

      Cruz and Hawley and Paul have had at him for the last 5 years.

      You just want to find a way to knock the Trumplicans.

      But American Patriots need to take down the Turtle so the next time a MAGA candidate is elected President they will be able to drain the corrupt dirty swamp.


      You love that dirty old swamp because it's trying to turn the country into the USSR of A. McConnell has nothing to do with that. It's all the Whigs that need to go. All you want is to treat a sympton, not the disease.

      For that the Democrats have to be purged like they were in 1866.

      Be afraid, Jeffery, be very, very afraid.

    2. As far as it matters, we don't have a Democrat or Republican party anymore. We now have the Globalist Socialist Uniparty and the Nationalist Patriots, and it's essential that we think in those terms. Ed you are right that a purge is in order, but Patriots must understand who the enemy is so we know who to purge. We can know them by their fruits.

    3. Don’t listen to Edwina. She’s a gaslighting fraud who is hopelessly obsessed with trying to put others down despite having been 100% wrong on every single political subject since this blog started.

      Susie Mallon takes Ed the Talking Horse’s Ass to the cleaners on a daily basis so he erupts in fits of gaslighting, jealous rage and name calling.

      Hey Edweenie, GFY.

    4. Mitch McConnell is head of the other wing of the uniparty you idiot. He opposed the Tea Party just like he opposed MAGA. He is the enemy as much as Pelugosi and Chuck-U. Buy a clue, Edwina, you dope.

    5. Right on, Susie. #DitchMitch has to go. He’s all talk and no action for a reason. He prefers the minority because he can fundraise with lip service to what the GOP base wants while not having to DO anything. Then he negotiates with the Dims and throws them one of a revolving set of RINO votes to line his pockets and obey his Chamber of Crony Capitalism masters.

      McConnell is a very bad man. He was MEVER MAGA.

    6. NEVER that is.

      Edweenie is so far off base he may as well be playing with legos.

    7. Diminutive Jake, the more you talk, the less people listen (fortunately, this site doesn't do audio).

    8. Cocaine Mitch will have to be taken out by his Kentucky brethren. After Dominion et. al. are removed from the voting process. Yes, I'm saying he cheats to win.

  3. I wonder how all the unseen independent researchers are doing with the forensic auditing of the Dominion Voting systems machines? [Oh, just asking for a friend.]

    1. You may or may not find this informative:

  4. The Turtle will be 84 in 2026. Will he run for re-election? Two of the seven Senator traitors are not running for re-election in 2022. One likely is at the moment. One traitor is up for re-election in 2024 and three in 2026. I doubt that Snow and Mittens run again in 2026. Then there are the House Republican traitors. The future will be very interesting and it will come very fast.

    1. At the very least Mitch needs to be minimalized. Should Rs take back Senate, can someone else challenge him for Senate Majority leader or is it based solely on seniority?

    2. Definitely not seniority - if it were, the majority leader would be "leaky" leahy; seniority of the majority party is the senator pro tem.

      The senator pro tem is fourth in line to be President. So senator leaky is thus...

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    1. True. And the "interview" is hilarious. The lawyer was deliberately playing it cool, and she was in deep water at 00:59 and I think by the end of the second minute, she should have handed in her resignation. Probably another CBS nepotism-hire, with the usual results.

  6. Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Owen who?
    Owen two, Nancy, Owen two (0-2).
    Latest internet meme to go around - is the internet enough of a cultural shift to make a difference? I would think so, which is one of the reasons that big tech is so willing to censor the deplorables.
    Also, aside from being called a bitter clinger, irredeemable, and deplorable, Nancy (0-2) called Trump supporters "Enemies of the State". Good path to unity.

  7. Trump was (and still is, I say) the canary in the toxic mine of Washington, and the globalist/communist mine. So what has happened here? Through cheating and propaganda, that self-same globalist/communist Washington cabal has managed to rid their backsides of the canary and keep their toxic mine running. This is THE lesson from the too-brief (and not over, I say) Trump years.

    1. Basically, their way of dealing with the fire is to ... turn off the ringing alarms.

      My, this will end well...

  8. Thanks to PDJT, more and more people are treating the media like the pieces of 💩 they are.

  9. I dislike seeing men shopping at the local food store looking like slobs. I always wear a collared shirt when I am out.

    While I don't want everyone to look like me, a little more style would be nice.

    1. See my comment.

      You are so right.

    2. And you are so wrong. About everything. You are an imbecile.

    3. Oh Jake. Stop flailing. You're giving that CBS "reporter" a run for her money. Stop before this turns into a "Separated At Birth" (she and you) punchline.

    4. Culture, in the past, was effected by the born again Christian church until Murray Madeline O'Hara was allowed to win, which took the Bible, and prayer, and any sense of decency out of schools and public life.
      "Sexual fidelity was the single most important predictor of a spciet's ascendancy." Dr. J. D. Unwin in his book Sexton and Culture.
      When a boat is in the problem. When the water is in the boat..problem. When the Church is in the problem. When the world is in the Church....problem.

  10. I dislike seeing men shopping with masks. They look like democraps. Seriously, I admire the below-the-nosers.

    1. I try not to wear one every chance I can make.

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    1. I look at black-and-white TV shows these days and admire the men in fedoras and three-piece suits. They were responsible grownups. Now we wear ballcaps and T shirts.

      The slob culture was part of that Greening of America where jeans were always correct (as my sister would say and I would disagree vehemently). Behind it was the idea people not only looked like slobs, but acted that way.


      Uncommitted sex.

      Drug use.

      And, yes, Vagina, we have long since agreed it was a lousy way to be.

      The argument is the 1950s weren't perfect and they were racist and sexist and the like.

      The argument is a crock. Women were expected to be ladies and were (god, do I miss that age). A man was supposed to be a man, but also expected to be a gentleman.

      Look at some of those old movies with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. Pure class. The gentleman could act like the Duke when he had to, but he always treated every (and I do mean every) woman like a lady.

      I hate the women of my adult years with their foul mouths and even more foul manners. The guys are just that, guys. I remember a line where Marty Milner in an old Adam-12 tells a kid, "A guy does that, a man never does".

      As for race, we learned something from the guys in the 92nd and 93rd divisions and the swabs like Dorris Miller. The civil rights movement would't have made it without white support. People like Bull Connor and Orval Faubus (Willie Whitewater's political role model, lest we forget) were already dinosaurs when Teddy Roosevelt went out of his way to praise the Buffalo Soldiers' service in Cuba.

      The 50s may have been better, not worse, than we like to think.

    2. Sorry ED, in the 70's I was all over the "Uncommitted sex" like the stink in Pelosi's panties...Don, hit that button!!!!

    3. Then you were part of the problem.

      And probably still are.

    4. Sorry you feel that way ED. Seems you need to step away from the's called acting. Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Martin's called acting. Not real. Fiction. Now the 70's, that was freaking real!!!!

    5. The only problem on this blog is you, Gaslighter Edweenie.

  12. One other thing, what van der Veen said, is like what Thomas Paine did. A basic statement of morality. Supposedly, 43% of Demos know the election was stolen and want a true count (after the last month of Joe and the Ho, I don't doubt they really want a recount).

    1. Supposedly. Because it isn’t so. I bet less than 15% of you and your fellow demonrats think it was stolen.

      SMH. Putz.

  13. The literal mic drop at the end of his interview was priceless. Well done.

  14. “Does anyone care to say it is over?

    “I don't.”

    Well, then you are dreaming in Technicolor. Demography is destiny and the arc of history is never bent the other way. Sure, you keep fighting on—if not in hope of a miracle then to at least delay the inevitable.

    But this country, this grand experiment in self government, this beautiful republic, the last best hope for mankind, is well and truly finished. Betrayed from within. Invaded from without.

    It’s now just a matter of time. But we fight on any way, because that’s what you have to do. Die on your feet if you must, but never live on your knees.

  15. This country needs a revival. A return to Jesus and the Bible. Nothing less will turn this boat (Country) around.

  16. This country needs revival. A return to the Jesus Christ of the Bible. Nothing less will bring our country back. Not religion, salvation through Jesus Christ alone and repenting (turning) from our sins socially and personally.