Friday, August 26, 2016

Morris: "Trump has turned the corner. He has it together."


Morris distinguishes between the telephone polls and the online polls.  He also goes over the history of these kind of polls.  The impression the media is giving is wrong, says Morris.  Trump can win.




Obligatory, 8.26.16

Lots of stuff going out the door.  I don't like throwing this stuff out, but there's nothing else to do with it.  I have given stuff away to Goodwill, but they will complain if it is not salable stuff.  Some of this stuff may seem useful to me, but only to me.  So, I may be able to use it in a different context that I anticipate being in shortly.  So, this stuff will have to go to the dumpster.

I should be ready to leave soon.  Still, I am reluctant to go.  It is like everything else.  I want to hang on, but hanging on isn't an option anymore.

Update:

Have to scratch a few of my ideas.  Using the scooter is out.  It has to go.  Using the chopped up computer desk is out.   It has to go.  A swivel chair has to go.  The other computer desk, the one not chopped up, also has to go.  The file cabinet has to go.  That leaves a TV stand, a recliner, and the freezer.  Plus all the stuff that is already in the storage.

Lots more stuff has to be thrown out besides.  Most of it is the kind of stuff that will have to be shredded.

Once this stuff is out, I will be down to the bare bones.



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ParaPundit: Turning Away From Democracy

ParaPundit: Turning Away From Democracy



comment:



Rather disturbing that 35 percent of wealthy young Americans would prefer that the military take over.



Perhaps it is time to consider taxing them.  If they had to work at an honest job for awhile, perhaps they would have a more reasonable attitude.




So much waste... time for Freddy Fender

I'm throwing out so much stuff.  Seems like such a waste.  Then this song pops up in my mind, and here's a post.





Empire of the Phony and Fake Strikes Back!

Newest dog and pony show coming from National Review.  They pretend to worry about a Clinton presidency, while they are truly terrified by a Trump victory.  The National Review trumpets the latest revelations about an "investigation" that lead to nowhere, of course.  This is the dog and pony show meant to fool the public.  Meanwhile, they trash Trump, who is the one sure way to hold her accountable.

These guys know that Hillary will never face a trial.  They are lying their asses off.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A foolish consistency...

sayeth Emerson,

It is the source of one of Emerson's most famous quotations: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.".
Which reminds me of this Khan business.  You don't remember Khan?  A reminder in these posts:

  1. Trump v. Stephanopolous
  2. Double checking the Muslim Brotherhood thing
  3. Khan!
  4. Perhaps an alternate take of the situation
  5. More wrath of Khan
  6. Clinton says violence should always be off the table
  7. Klavan on the Culture:  The politics of shut up
  8. PJ Media and Clint Eastwood v. PC
  9. Dick Morris: Why Florida Terrorist’s Dad Endorses Hillary

Okay, the things that make for foolish consistency  :

Number one, "you cannot criticize a Gold Star Dad".   If this was Joe Sixpack's son, then yeah.  But this isn't Joe Sixpack Jr., here.  This guy is a prominent type of guy that Joe Sixpack Jr. was fighting.  To criticize him "just because" he's a Gold Star Dad is bad because of who this Khan character is.

Number two, it is pure Alinsky.  By way of explanation, Alinsky said to attack a political opponent, make him live up to his own standards.  That's true especially if you don't live up to those standards yourself.  Certainly, the Dems don't care about Gold Star Dads and Moms as a matter of principle.  If they did that, they would no longer be who they are.  At no time during Iraq War did the left care about the men dying over there.  They were only using their deaths as a way to power once again.  So, shedding crocodile tears over the Gold Star Dads rings hollow as far as their own feelings are concerned.  But it fits perfectly in their modus operandi of using deaths as a means to power.  They used it in order to make Trump shut up about vets.  They used it knowing that the so-called conservatives couldn't criticize Khan without violating a "principle".  They used it in the belief that Trump would respond, and that they could use it to drive a wedge between the factions in the GOP.  If you can't call them out on the Alinsky, then what is the point of any principle?  Alinskite type tactics are pure cynicism.  Not calling them out on this really takes foolish consistency to a new level.

Thirdly, it is purely foolish consistency to criticize Trump for saying what he did.  This could come from even Libertarians.  Let's take Klavan's talk about the politics of shut uppery.  If Klavan cannot support Trump because Trump takes on PC, then what was the point of the video?  Indeed, what is the point of Libertarianism?  Does the election of Hillary benefit Libertarians?  Did the election of Obama benefit Libertarians?  Seems to me that it doesn't.  So, why the foolish consistency about criticism of Trump?

This could go on and on.  Why are these people there if they won't defend what they say that they believe in?  To take a dive over a foolish consistency isn't going to advance your cause.  But that presumes that you actually believe in what you say you believe.  A consistency that is NOT foolish is one that truly defends what you say that you believe.   In that way, you cannot go wrong.


Busy as a bee

There may be problems doing any remunerative work, but the physical impairment doesn't stop me from doing basic kind of stuff.

Like emptying trash, sorting through books, taking the trash to the dumpster, and taking books to the storage room.  The apartment is getting to look kinda empty.  Still got a lot of stuff in here, but it is more than half done, I'd say.  Since nearly everything is in boxes now, the rest of this could get out of here fast.  That's the idea.

Lots of stuff had to be thrown out or given away.  That which I wish to keep is going to the storage room.  There's a lot of stuff there, now.  It may take some whittling down of that stash as well.