Monday, June 27, 2016

So Clever Aren't You?

One Of These Is Not Like The Other

The Washington Post went out of its way on Friday to portray presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump as “awkward and tone-deaf” in response to Britain’s populace voting in the EU Referendum, known as BREXIT, to leave the European Union.
You may well remember when Mitt Romney spoke out against Trump back in March thoroughly trashing the then-candidate for president.  So, it should come as no surprise that Kevin Madden, a veteran GOP operative who advised Romney during his utterly failed bid for the presidency in 2012 chimed in, “This is an opportunity to showcase yourself as a world leader and as a potential commander-in-chief.  So when the images being seen back home are at a golf course, that’s a missed opportunity.”
Chief Policy Adviser for the Sack Of Russet Potatoes With Earrings, Jake Sullivan, called Trump’s Scottish news conference a “spectacle” that should worry voters.  Sullivan added Trump “put his golf course interests ahead of US interests and failed to understand that American households could be hurt by the BREXIT vote.  Donald Trump has consistently shown disregard for our friends and allies across the world and talked about a weaker, less confident America.  Donald Trump proves again he is temperamentally unfit for the job.”
Oh really?

The decision by The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer to follow the moment of national grief over James Foley’s beheading by retreating to the golf course 7 minutes after his statement, allowing himself to be photographed laughing and having a good time with his cronies, rubbed even partisan Democrats the wrong way.

The outrage expressed by so many is patently absurd and infuriating to me.
WaPo writers Jenna Johnson and Jose A. DelReal must have despised having to report the presence at Turnberry of Mike Ross who was wearing a Trump t-shirt with the message, “Donald Trump Making Ayrshire Great Again,” referring to the Scottish region where Trump opened his golf course and hotel.
“I like him.  I like the way he’s changing politics and the stuffy political correctness.  He’s breaking all of the protocols.  The leave vote was part of that.  People are fed up,” Ross said. 

Trump Serve Man

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Remember that episode of the Twilight Zone where the alien with the great big head came "to serve man"? One of the all-time great episodes! Although today, we probably couldn't call them "aliens", we'd have to say something like "undocumented extraterrestrials"!

Anyway, if you will recall, the aliens came to Earth, to eliminate hunger and famine, war and disease, and allow man to live a more pastoral lifestyle. They brought with them a book in their own language, whose title was translated "To Serve Man". Turns out (spoiler alert!) that after the people of Earth had laid down their arms and accepted all of the ministrations of the friendly aliens, they discovered the rest of the book was...a cookbook! "It's a cookbook!" the translator cried, as the aliens were herding members of the human race onto their ship for a "visit" to their planet, where the hapless Earthlings would fulfill their destiny as Trump steaks. One scene that didn't make it past the cutting room floor was the aliens handing out "Make Earth Great Again" hats!

So, I pondered this as I contemplated the meaning of "Make America Great Again". I mean, I know what it means to me and possibly you, but what exactly does it mean to Donald Trump?

Princess Dances With Lies And The Handmaiden Of The Rich

An avalanche of irrefutable evidence has demonstrated beyond any doubt that Elizabeth Warren has no proof to back up her phony claims of Native American ancestry. We learned today that Princess Dances With Lies will join the Handmaiden Of The Rich on the campaign trail.  They will take the stage together for the first time in this election cycle at Cincinnati’s Museum Center at Union Terminal.

Speculation abounds that Warren is on Clinton’s VP short list along with Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro.

CNN poll which asked voters specifically about Warren found that 34% of Democrats favored her as Clinton’s running mate while 54% said they would prefer someone else.

An ongoing criminal investigation of Clinton’s email server and the corrupt fundraising practices of the Clinton Foundation continue to dog her in the run-up to the general election. 

Her rival, Bernie Sanders, whom she vanquished in the primaries, called her out for receiving more than $225,000 a pop in speaking fees to Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity Investments, UBS, Bank of America and a host of other Wall Street firms.  He vehemently demanded she turn over the transcripts of those speeches.  Clinton has belligerently refused to do so.  Sanders rightfully insinuated that the Sack Of Russet Potatoes With Earrings is “too beholden to her donors to enact financial reform.”  Ya think?

An investigation from the Associated Press ties those fees to government influence. Of the nearly $22 million Clinton made in fees, most was from groups that had recently lobbied the government.

Well, Princess Dances With Lies has unclean hands herself.  She got $633,000 from the securities industry according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

The big Wall Street bundlers who support the Democrat Party are pushing back at the prospect of Warren as Clinton’s running mate—the thought of these two on the same ticket is unsettling.

There is no honor among thieves.  

The word for today is:  WAMPUM.

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

“Beauty that steals the heart is often imperfect, suggests grace and kindness, and inspires tenderness more than it incites lust.” 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

And The Winners Are…

I must begin our announcement of the winners of the 2016 Paul Revere Award by humbly apologizing to Odd Job who nominated Xenophilic The Return.  Somehow his nomination was inadvertently omitted from the list of nominees.  It was an honest mistake for which I am truly sorry.  I hope a gift card from Amazon will demonstrate how deeply I regret the oversight.

There was strong participation this year in both the nominating process and in the voting.  Some bloggers were only too happy to put up posts on their blogs to help call attention to our efforts to recognize the proprietors of small conservative sites—whose work was filled with “the breathings of their heart”—who fed our souls with laughter, championed the freedom of expression and restored our buoyancy in a troubled world.

Our award honors these bloggers because they, like Paul Revere, were not born to wealth.  They are ordinary men and women who are involved citizens keeping their readers informed of events which may touch their lives.

Revere is credited by the Central Intelligence Agency as the creator of the first patriot intelligence network on record.  An obituary in the Boston Intelligence solemnly noted, "Seldom has the tomb closed upon a life so honorable and useful."

Voting closed at midnight last night.  I kept a screenshot of the final results.  We utilized polling this year to keep things fair and square. 

Our elves are now busily engraving the statuettes with each winner’s name.  An email will be sent to the winners with their official badge which they can place on their site if they so choose.

So, without further ado, here are the Top 20 Winners of the 2016 Paul Revere Award as well as our Honorable Mentions.  Congratulations to one and all.  Thank you to everyone who participated in honoring these fine bloggers.



Friday, June 24, 2016

Angela Merkel: Chancellor Of The Free World Minus The United Kingdom

In 2012, hundreds gathered to protest in central Madrid, waving banners and saying "Merkel Go Home" and "No To A German Europe". One Spanish economist who took part in the protest said: “The German financial mafia is taking Spaniards hostage."

In Athens demonstrators dressed up in Nazi uniforms and gas masks. One Italian newspaper, Il Giornale, published a front-page picture of Merkel under the headline “Fourth Reich”. Banners outside the parliament building in Nicosia read: “Merkel Stole Our Savings.”

The Telegraph noted in 2014 that Germany came to the rescue of its weaker European neighbors begrudgingly and with a set of fairly harsh terms.  Many economists saw those terms—an insistence that the debtor countries cut deficits and spending as well as raise taxes—as directly contributing to widespread job losses and a dramatic slump in standards of living in Europe.

Detractors of Germany said many of the austerity measures imposed were avoidable and have, in turn, created a “German Europe”—one where Berlin rules the roost, and uses its economic might to dictate the rules of the game to all others.

A chorus of European capitals, anxious to avoid clashes their own Eurosceptic citizens, stressed that the Brexit vote should be seen as a wake-up call for a Union that was increasingly losing touch with its people. [emphasis mine]

In a brief televised statement, French President François Hollande said the vote would put Europe to the test: “To move forward, Europe cannot act as before.”

The Financial Times dissected the EU Referendum debacle facing German Chancellor Angela Merkel in this way:
Many EU voters share Britons’ antipathy to the Euro bureaucracy.  Germany must play the central role, given its political weight. 
There is a problem. Ms Merkel has tackled the four recent challenges—the global financial shock, the Greek rescue, the Ukraine conflict and the refugee crisis—by taking the lead and forcing others to follow. 
This has generated intense opposition, for example in southern Europe over German-led austerity and Russian sanctions, and in Eastern Europe over refugees.Ms Merkel has shielded herself with allies. But with the UK leaving, the list of heavyweight partners shrinks. The EU is losing one of its big three states, a country with deep diplomatic and military experience, and a voice for market-oriented deals. 
If Germany now starts giving orders even more than it does already, it will be more vulnerable to charges of hegemony.
Merkel spoke at a press conference today expounding on the highly exalted view the Brussels bureaucrats have of themselves saying, “Citizens of every EU member state have misgivings about the EU.  Now it is the task of the remaining 27 members to convince their voters of the benefits that being part of the EU brings. 

The Chancellor also spoke of maintaining a “close and fair relationship” with the UK after it leaves the Union. But she also warned Britain that it must respect all its commitments to the EU until the day it officially leaves.

Video Hat Tip:  McNorman’s Weblog

A Free And Independent Great Britain

Founded in 1993, the European Union can trace its origins to the Schuman Declaration formulated by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman in May 1950.  In the decades that followed, the EU escalated into an unwieldy organization of economic and political power headquartered in Brussels, Belgium with little to no concern for economic freedom, national sovereignty or democratic accountability.  The greedy elites who assumed power cast the economies from Greece to Portugal to France into massive debts, skyrocketing unemployment and dismal economic competitiveness.

Margaret Thatcher condemned the EU as “perhaps the greatest folly of the modern era.”  The Iron Lady was right.  London is no longer English; to wit, the recent election of a Muslim as the mayor of the EU’s largest city.

Demented radical cleric Anjem Choudary, who is facing trial just days from now over allegedly encouraging people to travel to territory controlled by ISIS terrorists, espousing sharia law for Britain and inciting support for the caliphate called for the UK to remain in the EU.

Why would such a sicko prefer that Britain remain in the EU?  He prefers the European Court’s stance on Islamic extremism to that of the British government.  He said, “I think there are certain principles and caveats with EU legislation that should prevent the prosecution of Islamists.” 

In 2013, London stood horrified as two radical Islamic terrorists repeatedly stabbed and decapitated a British soldier in the Woolrich section of London.   They shouted “Allahu Akbar” as they clutched the bloody meat cleaver and knife used in the atrocity declaring, “You and your kids will be next.”

Nigel Farage, MEP for the UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) strongly fought for Britain to get her borders and her sovereignty back from a failed political union that is now a disaster zone.  Farage insisted “the Eurozone crisis was causing human misery on a shocking scale” and was unresponsive to the “many problems in the modern world.”

The air must taste sweeter, this sunny morning…Congratulations on asserting your FREEDOM!


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