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The GOP deal is actually pretty entertaining.

I still don’t see Trump doing anything, but I was wrong about the financial deal. Of course, I thought the financial thing had to be much more detailed, but still…..

I cannot believe Kasich is doing well anywhere, but Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina are really shaking things up.

Lefties can screech about racism and wymyn-hating, and watching them try to “other” Carson and Fiorina ala Clarence Thomas and Sarah Palin, respectively, is going to be ugly, but what if one of them wins?

Walking is fading fast, I’m not sure what the hell Rick Perry is doing but Carson and Fiorina are in position to take advantage of the “we hate the GOP” GOP Primary.

I was fer Walker, I’d still like it if he did well. I like Cruz, but I’m not sure if he’s a POTUS (cuz I hate minorities, obviously), that leaves Fiorina and Carson, both of whom I like but neither of whom I figured had a chance.

Of course, Jeb!!!!!!!!!! has a lot of money, big, establishment prick supporters so he’ll be in it until long after he should have figured out to just go home.

There is one piece of hilarious, non-endiness.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is polling 3% support in South Carolina,

Of course, that poll would be much better if it was on Graham for Senate, but that’s still pretty funny.
You realize what that calls for?

little lord graham



Messaging Mishaps – Immigration

Posted: August 16, 2015 by socklessjoe in GOP FAIL

Talk of curtailing illegal immigration has a way of hitting some folks’ “racist” triggers.

Sometimes it’s genuinely the speaker’s fault. But a lot of the time it’s the media lackey (whose significant other works for Democrats, but they are totally neutral) who put a racist-y spin on things.

The hilarious thing about putting the kibosh on illegal immigration is that it would primarily help… immigrants.

And other Democratic constituencies too, like young Af-Ams.

It’s a supply and demand thing.  If you reduce the supply of low-skill labor, wages for existing low-skill labor will naturally rise.  The best thing that could happen to a low-skill (legal) Mexican-American voter is border security.

That nobody in the GOP seems to be able to articulate this is deeply regrettable.

I could give two wet farts about Caitlyn/Bruce Jenner.  But I’m amused at how disgusted the other folks in this video are at the suggestion that overly generous social programs can be a disincentive to work.

The fundamental thrust of any libertarian-ish ideology rests on two ideas:

  • That people should be free to pursue their own happiness.
  • To the extent that it can be avoided, nobody else should be compelled to subsidize or participate in another person’s pursuit of happiness.

What individual welfare entitlement programs have to do with being trans or gay or female or black or Martian is beyond my comprehension.  It’s a rather annoying little trick that the Democrats play that if you’re anything other than a WASP then you should clearly be for socialism.  And it’s particularly annoying because Republicans by-and-large let them get away with it.

Hillary just recently said that GOP noise about de-funding Planned Parenthood would “deny access” to women’s health services.  Because everything which is not forbidden is compulsory.

As far as I can tell, nobody on the right said a fucking thing about Hillary’s ridiculous statement.

We’re not even talking about shutting Planned Parenthood down, we’re just talking about the concept that maybe some people don’t want their tax dollars funding a highly politicized criminal syndicate that traffics in baby parts for profit.  If you want to murder babies and sell their organs, do it on your own dime.

But no, that simple, minimalistic argument is beyond the national GOP’s messaging scope.

Important, I should know better, update!


Apparently a Senator speaking continuously to stop the Senate from passing a bill is not a filibuster.

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered (emphasis me V) the Senate floor…

Although Paul called his action a filibuster, it technically fell short of Senate rules (fact check: Mostly true but false because leftists don’t want it to be true)…

Thune said: “It’s going to be talking for an extended period of time. Around here I suppose that’s a filibuster.”

Obviously Thune is some sort of dictionary-nazi.

Hmmm, is that a Minitruism or is it antidictionaryestablishmentarianism?

I’m going with antidictionaryestablishmentarianism cuz you know McConnell, McCain, Graham and the rest of the GOP establishment assholes are agin it.

I’m fer his filibuster as much as I can be.

Gumming up the works is awesome and tilting at windmills is important. Sooner or later you get to kill those bird-killing windmills!


The 4th amendment has a meaning as rdbrewer explains so well

I get it; some of these senators know better than the Founding Fathers and are happy with warrantless bulk data collection, but the Constitution does not allow that. We have the right to be secure in our papers and effects,

Yeah, the current crew of life-long-politicians know better than the greatest men to ever have lived and they’ve decided we have no rights they don’t feel we need.

In other words,

Not Shown: GOP Betters Giving Obama Helpful Hints

Not Shown: GOP Betters Giving Obama Helpful Hints


This is the “Explaining the categories” part.

It’s in GOP Win! because the GOP is going to win and restrict my freedoms.

It’s in GOP Fail because Rand Paul is being unhelpful to his establishment betters in the GOP.

Rudy speaks

Posted: February 21, 2015 by socklessjoe in Fun With Media, Funniest End of Civilization Evah, GOP FAIL

Rudy Giuliani’s remarks about Obama’s socialist influences and less-than-love for America ought to be completely unremarkable.

Unfortunately, they seem to be remarkable to many.

Everything Rudy said was well-documented in 2008 as Obama rose to stardom. The problem is that Our Betters both in the GOP and the MSM thought that stating the obvious fact of Obama’s socialism was beyond the pale. And so, now when Rudy speaks truth, still nobody is prepared to hear it since we were never allowed to establish the groundwork in 2008.

Are These Related?

Posted: January 5, 2015 by veeshir in Funniest End of Civilization Evah, GOP FAIL, GOP Win!

Day 606 of the IRS scandal, with nobody having paid any price whatsoever.

Day 606. Think of that, nearly 20 months and our fine political betters have done not a fucking thing.

Some GOP congresscritters are saying they won’t vote for Boehner for leader.

I do love the quote about Boehner and McConnell saying they’ll work with Obama.

Obama, who has refused to work with anybody, was the cause of a huge electoral loss for his party and the prospective GOP “leadership” is already surrendering before they even take charge.


In attempting to write about the Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice incidents, the apparent futility of conservative blogging has once again caused me overwhelming despair.

As it concerns the death-by-cop incidents, the post-factual nature of our political discourse becomes palpable. “Hands up, don’t shoot!” is an utter fabrication, exposed as a lie by overwhelming physical evidence and the preponderance of eye-witness testimony, such that no charges were brought by a grand jury against the officer.

There’s much more room for concern in the Garner and Rice cases, but the public backlash in these three cases seems inversely proportionate to the evidence of police wrongdoing. (How many of you are going to Google “Tamir Rice” now?) But the incident drawing the most ire, the Michael Brown shooting, is the one with the least genuine merit – nil by my reckoning.

Presented with the futility of attempting to dislodge an erroneous belief from the public consciousness, one recalls the many other instances of valiant but Sisyphean work by conservative and libertarian bloggers. Whether it is the exposure of the IRS criminality, or the Gosnell little abortion shop of horrors, or the Jonathan Gruber recordings, nothing seems to stick or matter. Obama’s even back to funding ACORN as health insurance navigators.

I will from time to time find cause to write, but for now I expect the sparseness of my motivation to continue. In a world where facts don’t matter, there’s little reason to discuss facts.