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Important Above The Post Update!!!!!!!!

Carly Fiorina rebuts this fool in a succinct manner (of course, she’s not of the better classes, new money and all that, so can be safely ignored by the NRO fools)

…I think Donald Trump taps into an anger that I hear every day. People are angry that a commonsense thing like securing the border or ending sanctuary cities is somehow considered extreme. It’s not extreme, it’s commonsense. We need to secure the border.

People are also angry at a professional political class of both parties that talks a good game, gives good speeches, but somehow nothing ever really changes. And people are angry as well at a double standard in the media.

Now back to me linking link bait already in progress

Kevin D. Williamson, in a click bait post, calls me a whiner.

It starts out almost good with this bit of history.

What’s generally misunderstood on the Left is that the tea-party movement did not arise as an alternative to the Obama-Reid-Pelosi Democrats but as an alternative to the Bush-McConnell-Hastert Republicans, who were judged to have spent too much, warred too recklessly, and — most significant — to have been too ready to make themselves complicit in the bailouts.

but then veers into non-Scottish, and thus, utter crap.

Not mentioned is how the GOP establishment has been calling us names since the early Tea Party days.

Strawman alert

I’ve spent the past few days at FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Mark Skousen’s annual gathering of liberty-minded activists — think of it as CPAC for people who like weed and gold coins and who are maybe interested in hearing a pitch about taking up domicile in Belize.

Yeah, we’re all like that.

It’s so much easier to make up something to make fun of than to actually pay any attention and debate honestly. But then, the NRO have been tools of the establishment of the GOP since they were horrified that McCain actually chose that snowbilly breeder to run with him. Check out the URL (republican-base-and-donald-trump-whinos-are-frustrated-and-choosing-foolishly), no mention or even any clue that maybe the NRO wing of the GOP is choosing foolishly. They’re smart and we’re stupid. End of story.


…but you may be less familiar with the WHINO. The WHINO is a captive of the populist Right’s master narrative, which is the tragic tale of the holy, holy base, the victory of which would be entirely assured if not for the machinations of the perfidious Establishment.

Again with the strawman.

You see, just because we’ve been trying to get the GOP to do something to stop the slide, and they’ve been fighting us for years (over Obama’s immigration amnesty and Obamacare, the repeals of which were huge factors in why there’s a GOP majority right now) means that we think that if only they had listened to Dr. Ron Paul, we’d be in Schaefer City right now,

More straman

Barack Obama? Pshaw. The real enemy is Jeb Bush.

Well, nominating Jeb Bush is exactly what we’re fighting against in the GOP, but the We’re Better and Smarter Tnan You party knows what’s best and we uneducated, mostly illiterate, racist masses need to get in line. Just because the NRO Wing of the GOP is in line with the Dems, doesn’t mean we should try to get them to change, it means we need to accept the will of our betters.

That this is a deeply stupid view of the world should go without saying, but if you need evidence, consider that the WHINO vote has settled for the moment upon Donald Trump,

You know, this fool could take that poll and look at why it’s happening, but no, he’s smart and everybody who disagrees with him is stupid.

Just because Obama’s illegal immigration amnest was such a huge issue for the GOP base, and why the GOP currently has both houses of Congress, which GOP majority endorsed what they were elected to fight, means we’re stupid and he’s smart.

Ask the WHINO to explain that and you will get the characteristic WHINO whine: “But what about the baaaaaaaaase!?!”

He’s surely going to beat the crap out of that strawman, he’s going to have to ask the Wizard for more straw!!!!!

Which is to say, the WHINO loves Trump not because Trump confounds the Democrats or because he constitutes a serious threat to a Democratic victory in 2016, but because he confounds the Republicans and constitutes a serious threat to a Republican victory in 2016.

Ooooohhhh, so close, and yet so far away.

Trump is popular because he’s the only one saying anything about an issue on which the GOP regained the Senate in the last election, and then they sided with Obama against the people who elected them. They aren’t dancing with who brung ’em.

What this fool does not understand, nay, refuses to even contemplate, is that Jeb Bush is a serious threat to a GOP victory in 2016.

The worst part of the WHINO approach is the campaign strategery.

Listen, there aren’t enough ‘ha’s in the world for that ‘bwa’.

How many times do these fools have to force an “electable” candidate who then gets trounced to understand that their election ‘strategery’ is flawed?

No, you see, all those “electable” candidates keep losing because we’re stupid and they’re smart.

A little funny.

If you are a conservative, and if you believe that the way to reform American public policy is to elect conservatives, and you arrived at Election Day believing that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were, from the conservative point of view, interchangeable commodities, then you are either a fanatic or extraordinarily ill-informed.

From the standpoint of Obamacare and illegal immigration, they were interchangable.

This fool refuses to accept that. Because we’re stupid and he’s smart.

Does this fool not recall that Bush won more of the Mormon vote than Romney?

Oh right, it’s because they’re stupid and he’s smart.

I could point out his idiocies and strawmen until the cows come home, but I’ll end on this bit of lack of historical knowledte.

Republicans would probably be more inclined to give an ear to campaign advice from people who had — stay with me here — a good record for winning elections.

A repost

karl rove super genius

Yet another Global Warming rally cancelled due to winter weather.

Now, I know you all expect to be sunbathing in New Haven for spring break, but you’ve gotta understand that even if you’re right about climate change (-it is the editorial stance of this blog that you aren’t), it wouldn’t happen that quickly.

Maybe look at a calendar next time?  You can still expect cold weather in February for a while longer.

I believe the science is settled on that.


Reality: Illegal immigrants have the right (!) to transgender hormone replacement IN PRISON.

Satire: Male citizens should have government sex dolls.


Frankly, when I wrote that humor bit, I was trying to be as absurd as possible.  I think reality has me beat.

Even when stipulated that less revenues will come in, he wants higher taxes for purposes of “fairness”.

RIP Joe Cocker

Posted: December 23, 2014 by socklessjoe in Brevity etc., News, Random Crap, Teh Funneh

Better a late memorial than none at all.

A classic “misheard lyrics” video. Though honestly I think a few of these might actually be correct. Also, I concur with the sentiment about probiotics.


Some rare kudos from me to Chris Christie for putting Kaci Hickox in quarantine. Somewhat under-reported is that she briefly spiked a fever.

I don’t know about you, but when somebody who has had direct contact with Ebola patients comes home and has a measurable fever, a bit of a time-out is in order.

Fuck her and the horse she rode in on for complaining about her rights being violated.

But hey – let’s make the story all about how Christie (and Cuomo) might run for President and could have ulterior motives.

Romney says things under Obama’s second term have turned out even worse than he expected.

I on the other hand, am somewhat surprised things aren’t worse domestically than they are. I, a weak-ass pasty white nerd, for the first time in my life, bought a gun.  And will buy more.  Frankly, I wish I hadn’t waited so long, but some of you morons were out buying up ALL TEH WEAPONZ.

Things may not be absolutely terrible yet, but we’re getting there.  We’re getting there.

I guess Romney kind of has to say what he did, because it would be poor form to say, “I’ll be in my billion dollar bunker, waiting for the muthafuckin’ apocalypse. Peace out.”

Related: How to stash guns in plain sight in your house.