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Monday, August 15, 2022

Republicans grow a spine

I know how much my readers admire Maureen Dowd's wit and wisdom.

And by "Maureen Dowd," I mean the Babylon Bee because let's face it, some old liberal doyenne in DC is to be pitied, not liked.

She does provide insight into the thinking of the elitists. Right now, they are soiling themselves over the FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago.

Sunday, she wrote, "Trump Sics the G.O.P. on the F.B.I." 

The reality is Democrats sicced the FBI on Trump.

The problem for Democrats is people see through this like wet cheesecloth. A majority of Americans see it for what it is: unAmerican abuse of the police.

Rumpelstiltskin could spin straw into gold. There is no way Democrats can spin their way out of this.

But Dowd tried.

She wrote, "Still, it is one of the most bizarre loop de loops in Donald Trump’s dark, crazy reign over Republicans that he turned a party that was pro-law and order and anti-Evil Empire into a party that trashes the F.B.I. and embraces Vladimir Putin."

As an ex-Browns fan, I thought there was no bigger failure this weekend than Deshaun Watson trying to get the ball to Anthony Schwartz.

Then Dowd weighed in. She wrote, "At a demented Republican news conference Friday on the Hill, Representative Elise Stefanik laced into the F.B.I. leadership 'that protected Hillary Clinton, James Comey and continues to protect Hunter Biden' and 'that perpetrated the false Russia hoax for years.'"

All of that is true.

6 years ago, Comey told the press that even though he had enough evidence to indict Hillary, he wouldn't because she really did not mean to violate national security laws as secretary of state. Plus she offered his boss the next opening on the Supreme Court.

And the FBI sat on Hunter's laptop from hell which documented the bribes of the Biden Crime Family.

And Russiagate was a hoax.

But Dowd like many on press row is a Reality Denier.

Ever since Democrats stuffed 15 million mailed-in votes in the ballot boxes to get Trump out of office, the party line as parroted by Dowd has been that Republicans who stand up to him (Liz) are heroes while everyone else in the party is showing fealty to him.


The press never questions the fealty to Obama by Democrats.

But the fact that Republicans are sticking with Trump shows that his primarying and purging the party of counterfeits like Liz have worked.

The newfound defiance of the press and the elitists shows that Republicans won't be fooled again. Russiagate showed at last that the FBI is a powerful partisan bully that needs to be shuttered and replaced with a potted plant.

Failure has consequences. Russiagate failed. Impeachment I failed. Impeachment II failed. January 6 failed. 

Republicans finally are standing by their man.

But why trust Dowd?

The Journal-Record reported, "For much of the year, small cracks in Donald Trump’s political support have been growing.

"Dissatisfied Republican primary voters began to consider new presidential prospects. GOP donors grappled with damaging revelations uncovered by the Jan. 6 committee. Several party leaders pondered challenging Trump for the party’s 2024 nomination.

"But after the FBI executed a search warrant at his Florida estate Monday, the Republican Party unified swiftly behind the former president."  

A growing majority of Republicans no longer care about pleasing the press. The Sunday talk shows no longer matter.  

But an occasional glance at the press shows you what Democrats are up to. Right now, they are in a panic because Republicans have grown a spine.


  1. They don’t want us to call it a raid, so let’s call it a ransacking of Mar-a-Lago.

    1. Is the raid a sign of Elites confidence or desperation?
      All aboard the Trump Train!

    2. The Babylon Bee's article on this was the bomb.. . Ransacking is right.

    3. That is an image I now have burned into my mind.

    4. Or maybe an "insurrection of Mar-a-Lago"!

    5. I prefer the word trashing because that is what they did to Mar-a-lago AND the Constitution.

    6. My rule is that any time cops with machine guns break into your house, it's a raid.

    7. Randy says: I “identify” it as a raid, an invasion, a ransacking, an occupation, an insurrection, and a coup.

  2. The last time I talked to the fake media, in the aftermath of a hurricane, he didn’t like my answer or attitude and quickly left me alone. Two groups I won’t converse with? Fake media and gestapo wannabes. To show my age in a quote, up their nose with a rubber hose. Big hose. Harder. And gooder.

    1. Fonzie!!! Is that you? If it is give me a "Heeeeyyyyy". Dick wants to know.

  3. “ 6 years ago, Comey told the press that even though he had enough evidence to indict Hillary, he wouldn't because she really did not mean to violate national security laws as secretary of state. Plus she offered his boss the next opening on the Supreme Court.”

    Therein lies the rub; seen/heard from various quarters that that was “The Fix”; Obama supports HRC & she nominates him for SC.

    1. Which is why the turdball err turtle held up Garland's confirmation.

  4. Thank you for reading this dreck and giving us only the lowlights to read.

    Of course Putin makes the article.

    What party leaders are considering challenging him? Liz Cheney? Larry Hogan? Pence? They are not the party leaders.

    What damaging revelations from the Jan 6 witching committee?

    Dowd just makes it up as she types.

  5. Hell Bent For LeatherAugust 15, 2022 at 11:36 AM

    The longer and harder they persecute PDJT, the dems, DOJ, FBLie will find themselves on the losing side of support. Sadly, it won't surprise me if a warrant is issued for Trump's arrest. This mistake will further galvanize us.

  6. Oh dear, I imagine Maureen, standing out by the curbside to her house, having lost her pants and shouting, "I'm here boys...and spritzed with Febreze". And nobody is showing that Alec Baldwin...sweet!...whoops, not him.

    1. Dowdy Maureen never fails to make a sphincter of herself.

    2. Dick loves the smell of Fe breze in the morning!!!

  7. Johnny from ClevelandAugust 15, 2022 at 12:27 PM

    The focus by the left wing “elite” on Donald Trump has caused them to miss the bigger picture. While this movement may have been triggered by Donald Trump, it has become bigger than him.

    For instance, if Trump were to get hit by a bus today (driven by an FBI agent, no doubt), he may perish but the movement would live on, carried by the likes of Ron DeSantis and others.

    The lunacy of the left has been exposed for all coherent beings to see and it can’t be unseen. The public realizes that a demented Joe Biden has been foisted upon the US by a corrupt and incompetent left wing regime. The Democratic Party is in the process of dying and the end can’t come soon enough.

    1. I like your thinking but I have to believe Trump's shoes would very difficult, if not impossible to fill. Besides DeSantis, I can think of no one that even comes close. Trump's brashness with these socialist bastards is what is needed. Right now, he's the only one willing and able to do it.

    2. Randy says: I think there a few in the farm league. We’re seeing bold, brash rhetoric from newbies who are coming of age in the Trump era, like MTG and Kari Lake. Let’s hope they retain their fire as they learn the ropes.

  8. The whole hinge of fate was the Mar-a-lago raid. Trump is going to be re elected.
    The Dems effort to get the roadrunner -Fail.

    1. He'll win the vote but can he beat the vote counters?

  9. "...because Republicans have grown a spine."

    Or, it's another round of Lucy and the football. Until they actually start voting right, they are the scum of the earth. In other words, guilty, until proven innocent.

  10. There are far too few Republicans with spines and none currently in positions of leadership.

    1. So we should all give up and let the Commies take over, right, Jeffery?

  11. Stupid Party leadership (McCarthy, McConnell, et al) will attempt to suppress any and all spine-growing. "But they're going to investigate after mid-terms!" No, it will just be more GOP, Inc. kabuki theater. Just Mitch "doing his job", as Don likes to say.

  12. Republicans always had a spine.

    Whigs (dough-faces, RINOs) never did.

  13. I'm not convinced that "spine" and "Republican" can be in the same sentence.

  14. Don, Why am I having such problems X’ing out of all the ads blocking your copy ? Is it my iPad, or something else? WHY ?

  15. I don't share your optimism, but hope and pray you are correct.



    At any rate, read on!

    Fred Reed on Maureen Dowd (11/22/05)

    I read with ashen resignation that Maureen Dowd, the professional spinster of the New York Times, will soon birth a book, no doubt parthenogenetically, called Are Men Necessary?

    The problem apparently is that men have not found Maureen necessary. Hell hath…. Clearly there is something wrong with men.

    I weary of the self-absorbed clucking of aging poultry.

    Why is Maureen hermetically single? For starters, she is not just now your classic hot ticket. She’s not just over the hill, but into the mountains, to Grandmother’s house we go. She probably gets more daily maintenance than a 747, but she still looks as though a vocational school held an injection-molding contest and everyone lost.

    That leaves her with only her personality as bait. The prognosis is grim.


    Is Maureen Dowd Obsolete?

    The Evidence Speaks, Loudly

    December 22, 2013

    "Without men, civilization would last until the oil needed changing"--Federicius Aurelius Superomnem, 345 B.C.

    Oh god, oh god. Death, taxes, migraine, sinus drainage, beriberi, and Maureen Dowd, the resentment columnist at the New York Times.

    On the web I find her at some feminist bitch-in, called Are Men Obsolete. She has this to say to men:

    “So now that women don’t need men to reproduce and refinance, the question is, will we keep you around? And the answer is, ‘You know we need you in the way we need ice cream….you'll be more ornamental.”

    I was delighted to think that I might be ornamental, no one having suggested the concept until now. I could have used it in high school.

    Maureen herself is beyond being ornamental, having that injection-molded look that follows the seventh face-lift, probably accomplished by the surgical use of a construction crane.

    But I will say this to her:

    Listen, Corn Flower. Let’s think over this business of obsolete men.

    Reflect. You live in New York, in which every building was designed and built by men. You perhaps use the subway, designed, built, and maintained by men.

    You travel at in a car, invented, designed, and built by men—a vehicle that you don’t understand (what is a cam lobe?) and couldn’t maintain (have you ever changed a tire? Could you even find the tires?), and you do this on roads designed, built, and maintained by men.

    You fly in aircraft designed, built, and maintained by men, which you do not understand (what, Moon Pie, is a high-bypass turbofan?)

    In short, as you run from convention to convention, peeing on hydrants, you depend utterly on men to keep you fed (via tractors designed by men, guided by GPS invented, designed, and launched by men, on farms run by men), and comfy (air conditioning invented…but need I repeat myself?)

    I do not want to be unjust. It is not in my nature. While men may be obsolete (unless you want to eat) I cannot say, Apple Cheeks, that feminists are obsolete. They are not. Obsoleteness implies having passed through a period of usefulness.

    I do get tired of your hissing and fizzing about the noble sex to which I belong. Mercy, I cry. It is not my fault that Michael Douglas didn’t marry you. He didn’t marry me either, but I don’t hate men because of it. (In fact I am grateful to him, and doubtless he to me).

    Don’t misunderstand me. I have nothing against ill-bred viragos—feminism has its place, though I’m not sure where.

    But let’ me be clear, Buttercup. I don’t want to seem rude—nothing could be more alien to my character—but I do think that you and your littermates might essay a civility exceeding that of menopausing catamounts.

    [Continued below]

    1. In fact, Sweet Potato, if it were not for my innate courtesy, I might say that [men] being at once useless and insupportable is stretching things.

      A jot—an iota, a tittle, a scintilla—of gratitude might be in order. Should you look around you, you will note that everything that keeps you and the sisterhood from squatting in caves and picking lice from each other’s hair was provided for you by—the horror—men.

      Is it not so, Rose Bud? Can you name one thing, with a moving part, that was invented by a feminist?

      It seems to me that you gals are like African bushmen, but without their dignity.

      A bushman looks at a television (Invented by Men: IBM) in astonishment, and says, “Wah! Bad juju! Spirits inside!” He knows he doesn’t understand it and does not presume. His degree of understanding, I suspect, is exactly yours.

      But I suppose the shrewery are so busy honking and blowing about socially-constructed this and gender-roles that and patriarchal the-other-thing that you don’t understand that there is anything to understand. Is it [this] not so?

      When you sit at your computer spewing bile like a legged gall-bladder, are you aware of 2500 years of mathematics, chemistry, solid-state physics, engineering, information theory—all invented by men, the bastards—that go into the blinking screen? Your vituperative ingratitude, Sugar Britches, is undignified.

      But perhaps, you might say, I am being ungentlemanly—though I would hardly know how. Perhaps, as we said in Alabama, you ain’t got the sense God give a crabapple.

      Maybe, Petunia, you and your frothing friends could profitably come to terms with realty.

      Women make perfectly good dentists, surgeons, reporters, lawyers, musicians, editors, and all sorts of things. They can do some things better than men can. (Dentistry: smaller hands, better fine-muscle control)

      In Latin countries they do these things civilly (consult your dictionary). And I applaud anyone making headway in this world on his, her, or its merits.

      Yet as a matter of observable fact (a category apparently having no place in feminism), we men—patriarchal, capitalistic, macho, immature, savage, testosterone- poisoned, et cetera—seem to come up with everything important that comes up. (I won’t touch that one with a pole.) (Wait, I meant….)

      For example: The transistor, William Shockley and his group.

      Microsoft, Bill Gates. Intel, Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce.

      Apple, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

      Dell Computer, Michael Dell.

      Public-key encryption, James Ellis, Clifford Cookis, and Malcolm Williamson at GCHQ in England and later Rivest, Shamir, and Adelman of RSA Security.

      The World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, a Brit at CERN.

      Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

      Yahoo, Jerry Yang and David Filo.

      Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.

      The list could go on for another yard or so.

      It will stay that way, Lotus Blossom, for the same reason that women will never be offensive linemen in the NFL. They can’t. If they could, they would have. If you disagree, I suggest you apply to the Redskins. They need any talent they can get.

      Now, if I were left alone, I would say none of this, having no desire to make women feel bad. But you and yours will not leave me alone, Maureen.

      I am perfectly happy in a world of female doctors and techs and what have you. When women act like what used to be called “ladies,” I act like what used to be called “a gentleman.”

      It used to be that if at the airport I saw a woman struggling with too much suitcase, I would say, “May I give you a hand?,” and put the suitcase where it needed to be. The woman would say, “Thanks,” to which I would respond, “Happy to help.”

      And that would be that. It should have nothing to do with machismo, and much to do with a suitcase. Now, I’m not sure I would do it.

      OK, I’m bluffing. I would do it. But, Sweet Pea, I hope you have mastered parthenogenesis. It is your only hope.


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