Betraying America

As I’ve said many times on this blog, I’m politically non-partisan.  I vote for the individual, not the party.  Nevertheless, some politicians are so crass, so ideologically hide-bound, so dead set on getting their way even at the expense of the entire nation, that my blood boils.  The Democratic Party’s leadership is behaving that way right now. Consider these screenshots, excerpts from that party’s proposed third coronavirus bailout bill, courtesy of Greg Price on Twitter (to whom a grateful nod o’ the head).       Would somebody please point out to me what (if anything) those points have to do with

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Hypocrisy, much?

We all know hypocrisy is a trademark of politicians across the spectrum, from left to right.  There are very few honest men and women among them.  The same goes for their associates, advisors, staff and hangers-on.  However, seldom has hypocrisy been so blatantly displayed, this time by Brian Fallon, executive director of Demand Justice and former press secretary for Hillary Clinton. After President Trump had criticized Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor of the US Supreme Court last week, Fallon sent this tweet: However, after Senator Chuck Schumer threatened SCOTUS Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch a few days ago, Fallon tweeted: In doing so, of course, he justified (in so

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Architecture and moonbats: the struggle is real

I continue to shake my head in disbelief at how extremely liberal/far-left-wing/progressive moonbats can find something ideological in anything and everything they see.  It’s as if they look at the world through spectacles designed to show reality only in politically tinged colors. The latest example may be found in the Guardian, where an article postulates that President Trump’s preference for classical architecture is actually a form of endorsement for patriarchal, authoritarian societies. Modernism took the advances of the technological revolution, then tried to make a clean break with the styles of architecture that had preceded it. Its practitioners were designing for the

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Can Bloomberg buy the US presidency?

There’s a very interesting analysis of election spending at Axios, titled “Bloomberg’s big bet on the power of money“.  (Click the image below for a larger view.)   Why it matters: Bloomberg is betting that enough exposure — through a $300m+ ad campaign and a non-traditional run that looks past the early four states — will make him competitive in Super Tuesday, and make all Democrats stronger in the general election. He’s blowing through cash to create a parallel (or bigger) unofficial, uncoordinated party infrastructure in case the DNC can’t help the eventual Democratic nominee enough in states that should

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The true State of the Union: perilously disunited

The overwhelming impression I got from last night’s State of the Union address is that our nation is perilously dis-united, so much so that it’s verging on dysfunctional. I’m not going to go into the tasteless, classless, infantile and rude behavior of certain politicians.  Enough has been said about that elsewhere.  It certainly portrayed them, and the offices they hold, in a very negative light – one that in the old days would have been met by calls from their own political party to resign, rather than tolerate such antics, because they demean the offices in question.  Not today, unfortunately. The

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Exposing an anti-gun hoax?

Last week Dr. Joseph Sakran alleged, in an article in the Baltimore Sun, that an implied death threat had been placed on his car.  On Twitter he provided a picture of the printed threat, and another of it placed beneath a windshield wiper on his car.  (He’s since deleted the Twitter images.) Astute Twitterati observers analyzed the images.  They very quickly realized that the reflections in the windshield, and the surrounding environment, showed that the vehicle was parked in a domestic garage (presumably his);  and the photograph of the paper, taken in what looked like a normal home, showed his bare leg.  In

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The Virginia crisis: where’s the evidence of wrongdoing?

I’m obliged to Daily Timewaster for posting this video comment on the lead-up to today’s protest in Richmond, Virginia.  The author makes some very good points. He’s right.  If a crime has been committed, or the authorities know that a crime is being planned, arrest those responsible and charge them.  Don’t penalize the entire citizenry of a state for the alleged – but so far unproven – plans, crimes or motivations of a few.  That’s not how the rule of law works . . . but then, in Virginia today, one questions how seriously the rule of law is being taken by the powers that be.  After all, they’re changing those

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Coming to a boil in Virginia?

Many commenters, including myself, have urged caution in the weeks leading up to today’s VCDL “Lobby Day” pro-Second-Amendment protest in Richmond, Virginia.  We’ve pointed out that the newly-installed Democratic Party administration in that state has basically set things up so that they can’t lose.  Any incident is going to be blamed on right-wing agitators, redneck rebels and “bitter clingers“, and used as an excuse to implement even harsher repression against those who place a higher value on the Constitution of the United States than upon current politically correct shibboleths. However, the other side has not been seeking to de-escalate things to a level

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The Richmond protest: things are getting squirrelly out there

Last week I repeated a warning that’s been sounded by many people whose judgment I respect.  The “Lobby Day” in Richmond, Virginia on Monday, January 20th, directed against the new anti-gun proposals and legislation being imposed by the newly-elected Democratic Party government of the state, is turning into a tailor-made opportunity for anti-Second Amendment, anti-gun, anti-freedom, pro-statist propaganda.  Those forces are already preparing the ground to portray all those who support the Second Amendment and enjoy the use of firearms as knuckle-dragging, proto-Neanderthal, diehard stick-in-the-mud unreconstructed Rebels who need to be taught a lesson.  What’s worse is that some of those opposed to

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The great inversion: “deplorables” versus intellectuals

Eric S. Raymond wrote a very thought-provoking article a few weeks ago, analyzing how socialist and Marxist ideology has moved its support base from workers to intellectuals in both the UK and the USA.  Here are a few excerpts. There’s a political trend I have been privately thinking of as “the Great Inversion”. It has been visible since about the end of World War II in the U.S., Great Britain, and much of Western Europe, gradually gaining steam and going into high gear in the late 1970s. . . . To understand the Great Inversion, we have to start by remembering what

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