Sunday, June 30, 2019

Taylor, you need to calm down

Poor Taylor Swift.
Someone she doesn't like bought the rights to her past music.
Should she calm down?
It's only money.
And her life.
Doesn't her latest video tell people to calm down about things that bother them?
Learn the lesson of your song.

Building a better country

Home Depot's founder plans to make some big donations to President Trump's re-election campaign.
“[Trump’s] got a businessman’s common sense approach to most things,” Marcus said. “…Now, do I agree with every move that he makes? No, I don’t. But the truth is he has produced more than anybody else. He has. If we look at this country, I would say that we are better off today than we were eight years ago or six years ago.”

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Border line personalities

Via Instapundit, Politico looks at the unhappiness of the Democratic side after this week's border bill defeat.
More than 90 Democrats voted against the Senate bill, including members of leadership like Reps. Hakeem Jeffries of New York, Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico and David Cicilline of Rhode Island — a sign of the deep discontent simmering within the caucus. In a shocking move, Pelosi’s entire team of negotiators on the border aid bill, including House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey of New York and Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard of California and Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut also voted no. Progressives, including Pocan, said they felt stung by the stunning course-reversal by Pelosi, where she swiftly bowed to pressure from moderates who had threatened to tank the House version of the bill — which contained hard-fought wins for the liberal Democrats. And Pocan warned that it could fire up the 90-member Congressional Progressive Caucus to take more hard-line stances on key bills in the coming months.
Watching the Democrats the next few months will be fun.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Inside Warren's debate prep

Staffer: Senator Warren, you've got to do a good job in tonight's debate.
Warren: How?
Staffer: Be yourself.
Warren: How?
Staffer: Tell of your struggles growing up in Oklahoma?
Warren: How?
Staffer: Let the people know you're not just an academic, but a real person with dreams just like them.
Warren: How?

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Reparation H

Everybody's talking reparations.
Who wants it?
Who pays for it?
The government.
Like the government has a pile of unused money, built up from past years scamming the public, that it will let flow now that Democrats want it.
Should there be reparations for slavery?
But no one alive now was a slave before the Civil War.
Then let's make it about Jim Crow. The government messed up and should pay.
So the government only messed up against you?
What about the other mess ups?
Do those people deserve compensation?
Too bad the gorilla pundit's ideas won't settle the question.
Here it is: we give reparations, we will make one TRILLION dollars available to any American citzen of African American descent (and we'll use the old 'one drop rule' for mixed-race determination) and in return, everyone will have to finally SHUT UP, once and for all, about racism. That's it. Finished. It's done. You don't get to talk about it, whine about it, bitch about it any more. Disband Black Lives Matter. Dissolve the NAACP, abolish the Congressional Black Caucus, and revoke Farrakhan's cult church's tax-exempt status. No more bitching and moaning, you've been paid off and you now have to get on with your lives. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will now have to get real jobs. African Americans can pool all of that sweet, sweet reparations cash and use it to rebuild Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and other inner cities without any interference from evil racist white guys. We could all live together in peace and love and harmony. Thank God Almighty, we'll be free at last. For a measely trillion dollars, it would almost be worth it.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Joe doesn't know where I am

Somehow, I got added to the Joe Biden email list.
So many emails.
So much wrong.
As the name of my blog states, I live in Fishersville.
Joe's latest email asks for help for people from Harrisburg filling out a survey.
Quite off.
I've also gotten emails showing they don't know by zip code.
"I need help at 00000."
Fill in the blanks, I guess.
The emails keep me amused.

Friday, June 21, 2019

He's got friends in low places

When Joe Biden joined the Senate in 1973, there were plenty of Democrats there who supported segregation.
Back then, he worked with his colleagues on the Democratic side.
Forty-six years later, should he apologize?
Not until MSNBC realizes that the segregationists of the 1970s were Democrats - not Republicans.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A Trump Fourth

Donald Trump has big plans for July the Fourth.
He'll speak early, but there will still be plenty of fireworks.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Two of a kind, working on a full house

How about some nice photos from President Trump's rally?
He knows how to pack a house.

Let's do it again

President Trump officially opens his re-election campaign tonight.
Can't wait.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Recycling update

Today's lunch break meant a trip to the recycling center.
Still 35 cents per pound.
With my cans on the scale, it moved between 12 and 13 pounds.
I got the price for 13 pounds.
I'll try not to spend it all in one place.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Did anybody protest?

Saturday was supposed to be a national day of protests to Impeach President Trump.
There were supposed to be 130 events across the country.
There were stories promoting the rallies beforehand.
GatewayPundit has a puny numbers of attendees from Saturday.
Haven't seen pictures or stories of overflow crowds.
It's all talk and not much action.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Channeling Bob Dole

Another dip into the impeachment pool for Andy Schmookler.
Another column wondering why people aren't as outraged as he is.
Just like Bob Dole toward the end of the 1996 campaign.
Where's the outrage in the media? Where's the outrage? There's no outrage. There's no outrage.
Sorry, dude.
People have jobs and money in their pockets - just like in 1996.
Your outrage doesn't transfer.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Is CNN still on?

Do you get your news from CNN?
So you're the one.
Their ratings have taken a dive recently, as Ace notes.
The only people watching CNN are Comfort Dogs lost in transport and waiting in the Dallas airport lounge for a new flight.
And they're like, "Can't we just watch Paternity Court?" And also, "Brian Stelter looks like a plus-sized snausage."

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Celebrating a bully

Let's keep talking about the women's soccer team and their big win over Thailand.
Jemele Hill has a problem with those who complain about the team's behavior in the final 10 minutes.
The celebration for goals 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
The United States women showed their prowess on the field.
Thailand showed they were there because the field needs 24 teams.
Goal differential could make a difference in seeding for the next round.
But the United States women, thanks to our strong economy giving more athletes the chance to compete, won't have any trouble advancing.
They'll probably win the championship again.
For now, they are the bullies of the soccer block.
Even if they don't feel like it compared to men's sports.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A kick in the head

Did you know the Women's World Cup is going on?
The United States played today.
And won 13-0.
Over Thailand.
That's not two touchdowns and an extra point, but 13 goals - 10 after the half.
The women's team can complain about their salaries being lower then the men.
But their competition is much, much lower.
Scores like 13-0 aren't going to attract fans to watch.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Trump on a roll

Don Surber enjoys recapping President Trump's accomplishments of last week.
Because he knows what it likely means next year.
But Democrats failed to accept defeat graciously. Now they suffer. They are unlikely to defeat the least popular president in my lifetime because the public views them even more negatively.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

How Trump wins 2020

A veteran of the 2012 Obama campaign sees what President Trump is doing ahead of 2020.
And worrying.
Look no further than the Trump campaign’s press secretary’s Twitter feed to watch daily footage of the campaign reconnecting with supporters and asking them to engage its networks. Trump’s campaign manager is raising general-election funds and appearing before influential audiences.
Meanwhile, neither the Democratic National Committee nor any of the major Democratic super PACs are live with any notable broadcast or digital-advertising budget in battleground states targeted toward general-election swing voters.

Failing the quest

Victor Davis Hanson goes out to sea looking for a comparison of Democratic tactics against President Trump.
Democrats can never forgive Trump for unexpectedly defeating supposed sure winner Hillary Clinton in 2016 and then systematically — and loudly — undoing the eight-year agenda of Obama.
So far, Trump seems to have escaped all of their efforts to spear and remove him before the 2020 election. Trump, like Moby Dick, seems a weird force of nature whose wounds from constant attacks only seem to make him more indestructible and his attackers even more obsessed with their prey.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Straight up

If you're going to have a Straight Pride parade, who should lead the parade?
A gay conservative, of course.

Fortunately, it's a living Constitution

Andy Schmookler wants Democrats to rely on the Constitution as a reason for an impeachment inquiry.
Since Trump is a threat to the constitutional order.
But it's a living Constitution according to Democrats.
So the Constitution can handle Trump.
He's just using the pen and phone President Obama gave him.

Saturday song

Sammy Davis Jr. entertains as he prepares audience for Baretta's theme.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Run and Hyde

In 24 hours, Joe Biden has changed his opinion on the Hyde Amendment.
Such a man of character and solid commitment.

Very interesting

On the overnight Instapundit watch, Sarah Hoyt has an interesting comment on Russia and the 2016 election.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Just as I am

Instapundit highlights Back Row America, the story of a journey across the country finding those who seem left behind.
And what holds them together.
It wasn't what the former New York bond trader expected.
Yet from the moment I first walked into Hunts Point, I kept finding myself in churches, as I kept finding myself in McDonald’s, going there for one reason: because the people I wanted to learn from spent their time there. Often the only places open, welcoming, and busy in back row neighborhoods were churches or McDonald’s. Often the people using the McDonald’s were the same people using the churches, people who sat for hours reading or studying the Bible at a booth.
When I first went to the Bronx, I expected that the people there, those most affected by the coldness and ruthlessness of the world, would share my atheism. Instead, I found a strong belief in the supernatural, and a faith that manifested in many ways, mostly as a belief in the Bible.
Hopefully, some will read and understand.

Saturday, June 1, 2019


A warning about the soft killing machine many people have in their houses.
Those boneless fur balls you see draped on garden walls in the morning, yawning and snake-toothed? They spent dawn decapitating baby robins. Instagram that. Cats in this country kill more than 250 million small mammals a year — and some 11 million songbirds. In America cats take an annual toll of three billion birds. Whatever you feed them, however much your neighbours feed them, for a cat, no night out is complete without a killing.

Believe our lies

William Barr did a magnificent interview with CBS.
How good?
Listen to the panic in this piece.\
But Barr’s long, detailed interview with Jan Crawford suggests the rot goes much deeper than a simple mania for untrammeled Executive power. Barr has drunk deep from the Fox News worldview of Trumpian paranoia.
I like how he includes my favorite piece of anti-Trump paranoia.
Trump asked Russia on camera to hack his opponent’s emails, and they carried out a hacking attempt that day.
By including that line, the whole column can be ignored.
If you think Russian was waiting for orders from Trump on national television, you can a loose hold on reality.

Saturday song

Starting the day with the Three Degrees.