Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Enjoying the real America

After surviving a lengthy trip with Iowahawk, Australia's Tim Blair tells his tale of traveling across the United States.
It was remarkably politics free.
Except that nobody wanted to talk about Trump, Clinton or politics in general. This wasn’t due to apathy or lack of engagement. It was because there are more interesting topics of conversation, such as, well, just about everything. Work. Family. Sport. Music. Weather. Cars. Food. The semi-trailer carrying a few tons of bourbon that crashed and caught fire on the interstate. You know, topics people care about outside of election years.
Sounds like fun.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Chill about Trump

Reading the news, it sounds like President Trump's press conference with Putin was the worst thing ever.
Critics going to criticize, that's for sure.
What did they want Trump to do?
Stab Putin in the chest and pull out his still-beating heart?
If Russians were involved in the 2016 election, it was weakness from the Democratic side that allowed it in.
A campaign that can't protect its computer network can't protect the country.
Especially if they don't admit the problem.
So Trump has to do it for them.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Their hopes are dying too

Another unhappy liberal has advice for Democrats - fight.
You mean they haven't been fighting since November 9, 2016?
The inability of Democratic leadership to come up with a coherent message to engage and battle Trumpism and the Republican Party is unconscionable: Trump’s daily chaos and his policy upheaval should frame every utterance from the Democratic Party. There is, after all, so much from which to choose, from immigrant children kept in cages to the judiciary being stacked for the next 50 years. While Sen. Schumer has said that he will fight Kavanaugh’s appointment, no clear unified message has come from Senate Democrats on how, exactly, they plan to either push back against the nomination or lay his decisions directly at the White House's door. And when activists take matters into their own hands, the timidity that characterized so much of the Democratic response to Trump in 2016 is on full display: Don't irk the vast center, they seem to say, no matter how much it fires up the left.
Only four more months, then they can whine about losing against in 2018.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Facebook quote of the week

I have come to the conclusion that Donald Trump is both the most loved and most hated man on the planet.

Saturday song





Bryan Adams lets us return to the summer of 69.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Gohmert's goal

The highlight of Thursday's Strzok hearing probably was Rep. Louie Gohmert's comment.
The Democrats trust Strzok, but did he make the same face with the same type when his wife asked about his girlfriend?
Is it hypocritical for Republicans to use personal information against Strzok?
Much complaining about President Trump includes attacking his personal behavior.
If you attack Trump, his team can punch back - twice as hard.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

MuellerGate

The Other McCain renamed the Russian collusion investigation that hasn't found any collusion involving Trump.
Mueller has not yet produced any evidence of the “collusion” that he was expected to find, and why? Because this was a phony conspiracy theory created by Clinton operatives, using Fusion GPS in an attempt to fabricate an illusion of “collusion” that did not actually exist.

Supreme fail

Kurt Schlichter has enjoyed the liberal protests about the Supreme Court.
Probably too much.
He points out that liberals and Normals have different visions.
Everything they want a Supreme Court to do is entirely devoted to showing us who’s boss, but everything we want the Court to do is entirely devoted to making them leave us alone.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Forget the blue wave

To take control of the Senate, Democrats basically have to draw an inside straight - win all 10 states they currently hold where Donald Trump won in 2016 plus take two Republican seats.
Looking less likely by the day.
Your Democratic leaning Supreme Court justices will have to hang on longer.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Let the fun continue

Only a few minutes until President Trump unveils his pick to sit on the Supreme Court.
Oh, the agony for Democrats.
It should have been Garland Merrick.
Or someone else Hillary liked.
But she lost.
Trump won.
And the fun that began November 8, 2016 continues.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

No pipeline, all the time

Blue Virginia usually has several posts a week about the protests against natural gas pipelines being built.
Yet, the work goes on.
There's gas in the ground that people need to do things - either here or in Europe.
No pipeline is not an option.
You can carry the natural gas through existing transportation systems - which go through populated areas - or go through rural areas.
Blue Virginia will continue posting and continue watching work done.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Recycling update

I made a trip to the aluminum can recycling center, getting 50 cents a pound.
Same price as last time.
But there was a difference.
The worker who weighed my cans for years had moved on to better opportunities.
Time to train a new worker.

Facebook quote of the week

I saved a beer tonight.
It was stuck in a bottle.
 it’s ok now.

Saturday song





Who's the lover for Chicago? They're not telling.

Friday, July 6, 2018

He's a black lesbian and he's okay

Now Monty Python is on the firing line from the diversity police.
Just ask Terry Gilliam.
"I no longer want to be a white male, I don’t want to be blamed for everything wrong in the world: I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian… My name is Loretta and I’m a BLT, a black lesbian in transition.”
And that's okay.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Talk of the summer

Alan Dershowitz has headed to Martha's Vineyard for some summer relaxation.
Some of his former friends aren't in the mood to see him.
The politically charged missive didn’t pull any punches. Teller, whose wife is director Claudia Weill, said Dershowitz had embarrassed himself by so often appearing on television to strenuously oppose the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel.
 "You thereby gave Trump an opportunity to use you and your positions in his own defense, to wave you like his pom-pom. How unfortunate for all of us,” wrote Teller, a partner in a Beverly Hills law firm. “You defended and gave cover to this president who relentlessly disrupts and destroys all that we value and causes massive and lasting damage to our political system, our courts, our standing in the world, the environment and more. In all of that you are complicit.”
The waters of New England aren't the only thing that's chilly this year.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Gotta have my Pops





It's Boston Pops Fourth of July time, with Stars and Stripes Forever.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Bring on Willett


ABC looks at some of Justice Don Willett's tweets.
They should have gone back a week to catch this.


Looks like the difference between Republicans and Democrats.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Party on ICE

Democrats are now calling for abolishing ICE - due to its part in dealing with illegal immigrant children.
The calls leave some Democrats cold.
Celinda Lake, longtime Democratic pollster, told Axios: "I worry that abolishing ICE tips the issues from humane treatment to security. The Republicans are already trying to move the issue in that direction."
Lake added: "Voters believe we need some enforcement of border security — not just for immigration, but for security. I wish we were pushing this to: 'We need comprehensive immigration reform.'"

Facebook quote of the week

Here's a picture of family preparing to go out to dinner. None work in the Trump administration or are Trump supporters. However, they have not yet unfriended all Republicans on Facebook or disowned family members that are.

Friday, June 29, 2018

New on the menu

Jesse Kelly helps out the Red Hen with new menu ideas.
Open Borders Soup and Salad $12
This is all served on one plate so everything just runs together. Very inclusive.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The real wall

President Trump wants a border wall to slow illegal immigration.
Capitol Hill has a better wall - all immigration bills crash.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Let the fun begin

Justice Kennedy is retiring.
Democrats are whining.
Democrats on the hill were “stunned” according to Hill reporter Scott Wong. “We’re screwed!” he heard one of them say.
 Life is good.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Party in the heat

President Trump headed down to South Carolina Monday for another rally.
Some arrived 12 hours early and spent a day in the 90-plus degree heat to catch the action.
Jonathan Collazo drove from Greensboro, North Carolina, to see Trump for the 14th time. He arrived outside of the high school gates at about 8 a.m. Monday.
"If our president has stamina, his supporters have stamina," Collazo joked after he ordered a pizza to the school for lunch.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Can't we all just get along?

Over at DaTech Guy, a list of past interactions between political sides leading up to Sarah Huckabee Sanders' restaurant visit.
Sanders should have been given first class treatment at the Red Hen, just as any other patron there deserves.
Despite our political differences, Americans still have plenty in common.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Facebook quote of the week

There's a woman sitting front row behind the plate at the Brewer game and knitting.

Saturday song





Cliff Richard has the perfect song about public discourse in 2018.

Humility? It's Greek to her

Victor Davis Hanson uses his knowledge of ancient Greek history to explain Hillary Clinton's failures.
In sum, Clinton made a series of nearly inexplicable, but clearly disastrous decisions—assuming that she could set up an unlawful private server as Secretary of State, that her 2016 victory was foreordained, and that she would deny and seek to overturn rather than accept her defeat. At any time, easy and obvious choices would have spared her a great deal of humiliation and her associates and supporters disaster.
But then again, according to the classical belief in fate and necessity, Clinton may have had little choice after all—given that her innate flaws were a sort of bomb that was always ticking until blowing up at the most appropriately tragic time.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Attitude adjustment

Since President Trump and Chairman Kim met in Singapore, the tone in North Korea has changed.
Banners and posters displayed across the capital and other towns have typically featured the US as a brutal imperialist aggressor and South Korea or Japan as Washington's willing allies.
But visitors to the country say they've seen those posters replaced by propaganda pushing economic progress and the inter-Korean rapprochement.