Saturday, April 23, 2016

Coffin plus trailer equals no septic tank

As can be noted, I am changing topics, as I have become quite disgusted with the political sausage making.  While I am controlling my disgust, I will move on to more pleasant topics to discuss.

Once the politicos finish screwing each other and us in the bargain, it may be useful to go back and examine the wreckage.

I am sure the politicos won't appreciate my labelling their activities as disgusting.  If they weren't disgusting, there wouldn't be as many problems, now would there?

My pageviews went down.  But of course!  People like the spectacle.  This author declines to participate at the moment.  I have other priorities than in dealing with a bunch of a-holes.

This post will fit into my  off-the-grid series of posts.  It will be classified under the general subcategory, or subseries.

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Don't want to install a septic tank.  If an RV is available, suitably equipped, it can do for short periods of time.  Perhaps this keeps the regulators at bay for a period of time.  Want a sheltered place that can be climate controlled, and would allow me to stretch my legs without having to go outside into the elements.


An idea for using the trailer.  Make a box ( "coffin") that can fit on top of it.  Make a stand that it can sit upon on the property when the trailer isn't available.  Trailer can be put together and taken apart any number of times.  When not in use, can be stored in van, as it is now.


Fix it up so that the box can slide onto the stand, with a winch, and the trailer can be disassembled and taken with me.  Use the van to pull another trailer that can transport the car into town where I can earn a few bucks to make ends meet.  "Boondock" in town, and then return to the ranch.  Reassemble the trailer, and put the box back on top of it.  It is a portable RV.  When the box is on the stand, it's a storage shed. [ regulators will see shed when I'm gone, a small trailer RV when I'm on property]

Further details:

Will required detailed drawings and such in order to construct it properly.  Experience has shown that winging it won't work out too well.  Might want some help in the construction.


Said details would cause the next post to go into the construction subseries.  There was some confusion there that has to be cleared up.


Been double checking the links so that it works smoothly from one post to the next in the series.  I think the errors are out of there.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fascinating 4.22.16

A low tech sculpture is made into a water harvesting device.  Just the kind of thing that I was attempting to with my off-the-grid project in W. Texas.

I had a rider this morning with whom I had a discussion of this very topic, but this story, I just now discovered.

Today is Earth Day, but that is not why I am posting this.  Earth Day is bunk.

Not clear on what is being accomplished with this device.  Does it clean up dirty water?  It relies upon humidity to condense back into water, presumably cleaned by the process.



Merely a link to my series on the subject.  First, a recap of a potential system that may not ever get implemented, due to a lack of money.

I figured on growing spirulina, which is an algae.  Being an algae, it is very prolific in turning carbon dioxide and water- plus a few nutrients- into an edible substance.  In fact, it is called the perfect food.  Not that I want to eat it, though.

I wanted to make fuel out of pellets made with the spirulina, some paper, and some plant material.  This was to be used in a device that would boil water, and condense it back into distilled water.  I was to use gray water as the input, with distilled water as an output.

Alas, it may never happen.

Are the Gospels Mythical?

The answer was not what I thought.

What did I think?  Oh, the usual.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Another reason Cruz is not Reagan

You've got to hand it to these so-called conservatives.  They are out there, working their jaws again, hoping to "persuade" people to their point of view.  Only thing is, I think they are losing people.

They lost people in New York.  You don't insult the people who you are trying to persuade.  The Cruzers are doing that very thing, as if that is an effective persuasive device.  It is a lot easier to persuade oneself of someone else's stupidity than to admit to one's own.  It is pretty stupid strategy to insult people then expect them to come around to your point of view.

Winston Churchill didn't do this.  He respectfully disagreed about Munich.  If he acted like the so-called conservatives, he would have insulted them and called them stupid for what they did in Munich.  Instead, when England was faced with one of their darkest hours, but finest hours, Churchill was very generous and kind to Neville Chamberlain, even though he was tragically wrong about Hitler.

Ronald  Reagan didn't do this.  He invented the 11th Commandment of Politics- thou shalt not criticize another Republican ( in public).  It seemed to work for him.  He won 49 states.  He managed to get Democrats on board, too. 

Donald Trump did not do this.  For all of his alleged whining, I cannot recall him throwing blanket criticism around the way these guys are doing.  If he loses the nomination, he will blame the GOP for being unfair, but it is only because that is the truth.  If it isn't unfair, why have hashtags of #nevertrump?  Never?  Even if he wins, fair and square, it's never?

On the other hand, if Cruz loses, it will be low information voters.  It is insulting.  Just like "New York values".  That plays well if you want to play the Us. vs. Them game.  It's red v. blue uber alles.  This is the kind of thing that chases off people who might be inclined to agree, but you make yourselves so disagreeable, that they won't join you.

They are always trying to insult somebody else's intellect.  There are others who feel that they are just as smart as you are, but do not agree.  So much for "persuasion".  It isn't about that.  It must be about reassurance.  They have to loudly proclaim their superiority in order to assure themselves of it.  However, not everyone seems to be impressed with their self proclaimed superiority.

Nobody can expect to emulate Reagan if they don't want to learn some basic manners.


Trump is against N Carolina bill.  Wrong answer.  Like I said before, issues, issues , issues.  Not crap, crap, crap.  Stuff like this loses it for the Donald.  The right answer is that it is a local issue not a national issue.  Businesses, esp. corporations, should stay the hell out of it.

Conservatives lost me when they started getting diarrhea of the mouth.  Now it is Trump's turn, evidently.

It looks like neither one of them can get their poop together.


Trump is screwing red state conservatives in order to block out Kasich, who was expected to be his main competition in the blue, liberal northeastern states.  Trump has made the short term tactic of moving left against Kasich, because Cruz is going to be a non factor there.

Trump may be conceding Indiana, and a few other states that are left.  California is also Kasich country, so this positions him well in Collyfornia.

Something gave today on the political scene.  It is now definitely FUBAR.


Make that FUBAB.  Effed up beyond all belief.

Nothing works anymore

The last post begs for a follow up.  Let's all complain out the wazoo.  Misery loves company. 

I'm having a bad day.  What gave you that clue?

Trying to pay bills but the webpage won't let me.  They want you to go automatic   I don't want to go automatic.  Whatever happened to the customer is always right?  See the movie Falling Down.  Note:
The guy name Defens goes on a rampage because they won't serve him breakfast when he wants it.  He asks that question and they say "we don't do that here".  Bingo.

Anyway, this is how entire days are lost.  But I don't have entire days to waste.  You see?  I don't have time for this.  I don't even have time to complain about it here.  Just trying to give people an idea of how things are, ahem, Falling Down.

But nobody listens, why bother?  Sounds like a broken record?  Yep.


The van is now running.  For the moment, at least.  Rather obvious corrosion around battery terminals.  Cleaned them up and left it running for about 30 minutes.  Started it up again, but it complained.  Let it run some more.  Started it up again, but this time, not a hitch.

Evidently, there's still a problem.  Alternator is putting out current.  Battery cables may need more work, but maybe the battery is getting weak.  It shouldn't be.  It is only a year old.  But sometimes these batteries don't last.  This one should have.  I remember paying a premium price for the darned thing just so I could avoid crap like this.

Maybe neither of these.  The starter and solenoid have been replaced since I bought it.  Already gone?  It shouldn't be.  That mechanic is going to have a sad face if he has to work on this again.  He'll want money that is for sure.

Like I said...

Oh, about the bills.  I can pay by snail mail, but that is a pain in the arse.  The internet is about convenience, right?  Whose convenience?  I'm $50 a month for this?


Rush Limbaugh commented upon this segment on his TV show.  The libs think all conservatives are like this, said Rush.  Of course that is false.  If anybody does this these days, it would be an unhinged lib.  It is commented upon on YouTube as funny.  It is funny in a way, but I am thinking it may be closer to tragic.  The Defens character does die violently.  "I'm the bad guy", he says incredulously at the end of the flick.


The van seems okay, checked it 3 times today.  Got my bill paid.  Had to use the desktop to do it because this thing locks up on a pop up.  There's a setting that may need changing, but that means a lot of time and aggravation.

Life is too complicated these days.

Something's got to give


When something is got to give, then something will give.  It is just a matter of time.  Yes, that old bugaboo with mankind.  We are all here but for a short time.  When time runs short, something has got to give.

So, that's the idea with this post.  The Shortness of Time.  Here we all are, busy in our everyday lives, and suddenly after a number of years, you may be confronted with that bugaboo.  You will have to do something about it.  Something will have to give.  And then it does...

Here I am, following the Big Scene, with this blog.  It is about the election now, and how I don't like certain candidates, and prefer another.  It is that way with us all.  Not everyone will agree,  but time is running short.  Something has got to give.

While I am doing this, things are happening in my own life.  I'm getting older all the time, like everybody else.  Nobody gets any younger.  I bought some land out west, but I don't have the time to go out there, don't you see.  It takes too long to accomplish things, because I am not a young whippersnapper any more.  Things keep going wrong, like with my old van.  It won't start, and I got to figure out what that is.  There's no money to put into it to keep it running.  It had better be something simple, and if it isn't... Something has got to give.  The van goes and so does the land.  Poof!  The last two years down the drain.


Triage is a time management technique.  When you cannot save everybody in a disaster situation, you have to save as many lives as you can.  There's no time to save everybody.

The technique has applications elsewhere, but gets another name.  Just say managing one's time better.  Prioritizing based upon limited resources.  Time is a limited resource.  You might hear something like this-- "I don't have the time".  When you don't have the time, something gets lost in the bargain.  It may be your own life.  Just saying.


But that may be all there's time for.  If the exhortations don't do it, something's got to give.  It may be YOU.

You may need somebody to help you, but they've got their own troubles.  No time for yours. Exhortations take up little time.


It is easier to holier-than-thou when things are going your way most of the time.  People will recoil at that, most likely.  It's just the truth, but you can't say that in this age and time.

Look at it this way.  People are the most civilized when things are going well.  When things start falling apart, the more animalistic survival mode goes into effect.  Civilized behavior is a luxury one has when things are going well.  When things don't, something's got to give.  ISIS, anyone?


But they are not likely to get it because the pious are too busy with their piety.  All this may sound socialist.  And that is how they get you with their materialism.  But when the stuff hits the recirculation device, there won't be any more time.  It will be every man for himself.  He will forget his piety, and will work overtime to save his own skin.  Just like everybody else.  The socialist is busy with his piety.  There's no atheists in foxholes.

I've been there.  Not pointing fingers.  It just the ways things are.  Something has got to give.  If it is a matter of me vs. you, I'm taking me first, because I am more important to me than you are.  That's the way it is.  Some things will never change.  [ Bruce Hornsby and the Range starts to play in my head]


Like the Grand Funk song.  It was said to be popular with the men coming back from Vietnam.  Things have a way of getting distilled down to the essence when the bombs are falling, and the bullets are flying.

Let me go home and be pious again, dear Lord, while Satan grins a ghastly grin.

Believe or not, this is not a sermon.  It is just the truth.  You all know it too.  But you won't admit it.

I knock Cruz, but Cruz is a young whippersnapper who has to learn a few things.  That's assuming that he ever will.

But what about me?

I've got things I have to do.  Something has got to give, doggone it.

Part 4 concludes.  Part 3 in series previously.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Voting for Trump over Sanders should be a no-brainer

But that is not what the early polls say.  The USA is slipping into the quagmire of the left.  Al Fin has a good article that should be front page news every day from now to the election.  Unfortunately, it won't be.  The indoctrination of the young may cause them to vote in such a way that will doom their own future.

The talk of voting for Hillary is incomprehensible as well, unless you have the mind and spirit of the oligarchs.

The Donald Trumps Cruz In The Big Apple

Nearly a clean sweep.  Kasich may get up to six delegates.  Cruz won't get anything.  He finished a distant third.

My reaction isn't much.  I get a little satisfaction, though, to see the skunk skunked.  Ever been around a skunk?  I remember smelling something bad once after being outside, and I had just walked inside.  I checked my shoes- maybe I had stepped in it, but no sign of that.  But there was this big, undeveloped, open area to the north; and the wind was blowing from that direction.  A skunk!  They DO smell up a joint.  That smell had carried a couple hundred yards at least.  When I think of Cruz, I think of that story.

Cruz can't win.  He may not be able to win on the second ballot either.  He's just stinking up the joint.

Cruz only has a little over 500 delegates.  He needs 700 more.  That means he has to get a lot of delegates elsewhere.  There will be a tipping point in which it becomes all too apparent that he cannot reach that level even on the second ballot.  After that, anything can happen.

Cruz has a regional, not national, appeal.  It is becoming obvious, but apparently not to him.


I see Kasich wants to inherit Cruz's Savior Mantle.  If Cruz is a skunk, then words fail me to come up with what he is.  Crazy comes to mind.


Cruz will never learn.  Trump didn't come to Texas, after trashing the place, and expecting to get favorable treatment.  He did better in Tx than Cruz did in NY.  Thanks, New York, for skunking the skunk.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Globalism hits a snag

Interesting read by Richard Fernandez, formerly of the Belmont Club.  What's bad news for everybody else seems to make our own bad news seem less bad.

The Globalism Kool Aid seems to have lost its punch.  Spiked with poison, perhaps?

A comparison is made to rats.  How interesting.  Rats may have been the cause of deforestation on Easter Island.  The explosive overpopulation of rats there soon ate themselves out of house and home.  The globalist variety of rat can be said to be doing something similar.  Clever way of putting it.


Why is globalism failing?  The simple reason is that the theory behind it is not being proven.  The theory is that if world's wealth is spread out more evenly, then the world will be at peace.  The globalists will deny the spreading the wealth part, especially the so called conservative branch, but the effects are the same in any case.

Combine this with Limits to Growth, and you have a recipe for another world war.  For whatever the merit may be of spreading the wealth, Limits to Growth will ensure that not enough wealth will be created in order to spread it sufficiently.  Indeed, the wealth creation may stop completely.

With Islam seeking conquest in any case, it may have been doomed from the start.  Islam will seek to dominate regardless of financial condition.  The Islamic thirst for conquest is unquenchable.

A more complex reason is beyond the scope of this piece, and I'm not the one to write it anyway.

Watt's Up With That: Three Little Known Scientists

A little tidbit of information that might be of interest to people.  This is factual and scientific.  Citing polls with a so-called 97% consensus is irrelevant.


The amazing thing is, most people still don’t know that Earth’s orbit changes significantly because of the gravitational pull of the planets, especially Jupiter. They still don’t know the earth tilt swings between 21.8° and 24.4°, or that the date on which critical events, Equinox and Solstices, are constantly changing.

Correct.  I didn't know.  But this isn't about science, now is it?

The article explains why this is important.  You have to read it.

It confirms a couple things that I have always suspected:  the importance of water, and the variance in solar energy availability for heating the earth.

The Limbaugh Thing

Limbaugh says he is catching hell from Trumpsters.  As for me, I've been giving him the business for a long time now.

I suppose these people haven't given much thought on what comes after when they try to dump Limbaugh.  It is a lot like dumping Trump.  There will be a reckoning.

Yet these anti Trump people act as if they have been personally wronged.  Don't get that at all.  It's okay for them to carry on, but if anybody responds to them, well, there's going to be consequences.  It seems like the bully complex.  The bully doesn't like being defeated.  If he is, then he becomes dangerous.

But then they could say Trump's that way too.  Problem is, they won't accept Trump under any circumstances.  Even if he were to be conciliatory as can be, they'll still oppose him.

I'm changing more and more to the Pro Trump side.  There something significant in Trump and I'd prefer that it not go away.  However, in doing so, I note that the anti Trumpsters seem to be determined that he doesn't win the Presidency.  I'm not backing out because the other side's threats.  If Trump is to lose like this, then so be it.  The other side is just sore losers.

If Cruz won, what would I do?  It's hard to sit out if Sanders wins out.  If Hillary wins, then it is twiddly dee twiddly dum.  Would the other side sit out if Sanders won?  Yeah, for the same reason!

So Trump equals Sanders?  Yep, I betcha they think like that.   In a way, they are right.  The public is asserting itself.  For me this is better than having a criminal like Hillary run and win.  It is incomprehensible to me that anyone on the GOP would vote for her.  On the other hand, not at all incomprehensible.  Hillary is the symbol of unaccountable elitism.

Is Trump unaccountable?  If he is, I will oppose him.  The accountability is in the vote.  Nobody makes you vote for him.  If he runs and wins, and tries to stay in even if he loses, then I am going to oppose him.  Like all their other charges, I think this "strong man" stuff is more like the thing they like.  It is projection.

I won't ever buy Cruz's talk.  I think he lies even better than der Slickmeister.

I'll back off some on Limbaugh if he is a bit more even handed.  You notice though, that the other side doesn't want him to be even handed.  Limbaugh is in a tough spot.  Aren't we all.

Hmm. This smells like the Algore tactic of DUI right before the election

Another girl wants to sue Trump because he's so meany, mean, mean.

Before you could track down all the facts to the allegations, you might well find that there's no there there, and they did this in order to influence an election.

Interesting timing to say the least.

By the way, if a dude did this, and then runs to the courts, what happens?  He is told to take it like a man.  Not go blubbering to the courts about how somebody treated him so meany, mean, mean.

But who knows today.

[I'm thinking Scarlet O'Hara and Rhett Butler.  Frankly my dear...]

Monday, April 18, 2016

You need the cachet

The Trumpsters were there all along.  They couldn't do anything on their own, but needed a guy with cachet, like Trump, to take up the battle.  Once the GOP betrayed, they were in the deepest doo-doo, as the Trumpsters only needed someone who could lead the charge against them.

The reason the Cruzers are upset is because The Donald stole their thunder.  But Cruz had better learn something first.  Cachet doesn't come without paying your dues.  Cruz has been around, how long?

It worked for Obama only because the Establishment wanted it to work.

But the primary is still ahead.  We'll see.

Rush is right, but he is wrong too

It's not really a good thing to be critical of Rush, if you wish conservatism to succeed.  If Rush is flushed, that's it.  There's very little left of conservatism that is holding up.  Most of it is crashing at this very moment.  There may not be very much that can be done about it.  You think a "but" is coming, you're right.

Rush has taken sides.  Now he is pretending not to.  His dilemma is not to disillusion one side or the other.  But sides have already been taken.  He took Cruz's side.  He cannot change that unless he annoys the Trumpists, as he calls them.

This is primary evidence of what the left has done to this country.  Rush used to be able to say that he was in relentless pursuit of the truth.[maybe he still does]  Now he cannot tell this fact to save his show.  It is crippling him, and maybe he doesn't even see that himself.

I support Trump now, but I am not a Trumpist.  I am in favor of truth.  That is why these two got to the top of the heap.  They were fighting PC, which is untruth.  Now, they are bringing themselves down.  This threatens to bring the whole house of conservatism down.

If only Rush could say that.  Evidently, he can't, or he won't. [pause button here, then...]  Perhaps he is, and I'm not seeing it on his website, nor listening to his show.  If I can't find it on his website, then he may not be saying it, or not saying it succinctly enough.  Maybe because he is unaware of it.

I don't know what to make of it, but to think that he has been co-opted.  I hope that I am not being unjust.  Just to be sure, I will read today's entries from the show. [no time]  If it isn't there, the post goes up.[ didn't see enough in the article]  It will be beyond control, because not everybody can listen to every word.

It gives no pleasure to write that, believe me.  After that sentence, I continue to read the article I linked to.  Yes, it is critical, but it is important to me. 

Rush is right on theory.  But the risk is in its practice.  He's betting that ideology will win because he believes in it.  That's why he picked Cruz.  I'm not of the same opinion.  I think ideology can blind you to the truth.

I am inclined to agree in theory about free trade, for example.  But in the real world, becoming too dependent upon other nations for everything puts us at grave risk.

The truth is that, in this business of politics, the votes in the general count more than the delegates for the nomination.  Sure, Cruz can get delegates to be nominated, but he is unlikely to win the final vote tally.  Cruzers are missing that point in their determination to prevail.  While doing so, they are inflicting damage upon their best interests and those of the party in general.  Do they really believe that they will be forgiven for this, if they seize the nomination from Trump, who has proven that he can get more votes?  It will be a Pyrrhic Victory at best.

Rush points out that he is only explaining this.  Sure, but he took sides too.  All the better if he could just admit that.  Otherwise, it just looks unfair.  I respect his opinion that ideology wins.  But I am doubtful of that in practice.

It may be argued that it hasn't been tried.  To be tried, it has to win the votes.  Cruz hasn't done that.

He says that it will just anger the Trumpists.  I can only refer to myself here, because I don't have a following.  As a matter of fact, I know next to nothing about who comes here.  I don't know what they may do about what they read here.  So, in my own words, the only thing here that may bug me is that Rush has implied that he hasn't taken sides.  He has.  He is also trying to be fair, which is all I ask.  That is all that any "Trumpist" could ask.

One more thing, his endorsement of Cruz was forced.  His "being fair" is also being forced.  Such may be the nature of the beast.  People get power, they like to use it.  Sometimes, it should be held back just a little.  The big picture is at risk.  [ yet another thing... I'm trying to be more fair myself...]

Houston weather makes the news

Yeah, and it isn't over either.  It won't be over for several days yet.

Glad I didn't go out into it.  A guy flooded out his car, and had to be rescued.  Made for good TV, but the reporter did save the guy from a bad end if he didn't get out of his car.

Despite the warnings, there are people who still think they can beat the water.  To tell the truth, I have taken risks myself.  So far, I haven't drowned.   Don't brag too much, cuz ya never know.

Earth Day coming up

The first Earth Day was in 1970, which means I was still a long way off from graduation from high school.

I have faint memories of that day.  Seemed like there was no harm in it.  Like a lot of evil things like this, that's how it all gets started.

Evil?  Yes, evil.  It is evil because it is false.  It is based on the premise that human beings are destroying the environment because of our reliance upon technology.  The irony of all that is that during this period, the molten-salt reactor was nearly perfected in the laboratory.  The molten-salt reactor would have made energy at a rate cheaper than coal, and therefore, would not only have led to zero carbon emissions, but also enabled recycling through the use of plasmas.

It is evil because it does not do what it claims to do, which is to protect the environment.  For the so-called Greens are opposed to nuclear energy as well.  The hysteria associated with nuclear energy has a lot to do with ignorance of it, and that is what the left loves to promote. 

It is evil because Jesus said that Satan is the Father of all Lies.  The left rejects Jesus.  Therefore, the left is evil.  The left teaches that there is no Heaven nor Hell, therefore no Satan.  It corrupts the youth, and look what that has gotten us.  Cruz!

Okay, I will stop with the sermon.

I've researched plasmas on this here blog.  The Canadians are using them in their waste recovery systems.  Cruz ought to know all about this.  yuk, yuk

Killer apps for molten-salt reactors could be for recycling goods.  However, the Greens won't allow it because nuclear power is not green, they say.  Actually, the greens aren't green, either.  They love pollution more than they like cleaning it up.

Inside Space Shuttle Challenger STS-51L During The Accident

Posting this may seem unrelated to the previous posts.  Can you pick out the theme?

I will discuss that in the next post.  Watch this, and see if you can pick it out.


I have decided to make the discussion short.  For anybody reading this blog regularly should know, that truth is a big deal to me.  The video is an excellent job of explaining the truth of what happened to the Shuttle Challenger.

That is all.  I could make this a long discussion, but it would get a bit preachy.  Nobody has the patience for a sermon, and I don't want to make them anyway.

I said next post.  Does this update make me a liar?  Some may say so.  I say no because there was no intention to deceive.  How do you know when someone is lying?  Good question!  A good question means "I don't know."

That is really all this time.

Still raining

But you can Never Surrender.  I think it was a hit in the eighties.


Surrender to what?  Do you know what Islam means?  If you don't, please put on your dunce caps and go sit  in the corner.

But it is deeper than that.  Far deeper.  For it all goes rather deep, you might say.

If you don't know that I'm talking about Hell, then go to the corner with your dunce cap.  Islam is hell on earth, and then hell everlasting.

That's not what the song really means.  This is a type of teen rebellion.  But everybody grows up and grows old.


The Saudis threaten to pull out their money if their immunity to lawsuits over 911 passes Congress.

A man cannot serve two masters.  Who does Congress serve?

Surrender caucus owns Cruz, seeks to own Trump next

Didn't the Knight In Shining Armor, one Ted Cruz, call the Establishment Boys the "surrender caucus"?  Well, Little Teddie has surrendered to them, and they are out for bigger game.

The National Review Boys, who surrendered on Homosexual Marriage, are telling Trump that Women Don't Like You.  Oh, it's a girl author.  But how do you know these days? " Girls will be boys, and boys will be girls.  It's a mixed up world" like the song Lola says.

Yep, the Trumpster made a mistake taking up the wives war.  But he is obliged to fight it now.

Keep in mind that the Trumpster was wronged when the agitators on the left, who are running the Cruz campaign, or seem to be on the left, because that is what they act like, accused Melania Trump of posing nude.  This is false, and Trump's response was inappropriate, and now old news.  But they can't let that go, so Trump had better find a response.

The response that the Surrender Caucus wants is Surrender.  Hopefully, Trump won't fall for that leftist trick.

A review of what happened needs to be emphasized.  Trump's wife was falsely accused by Cruz's supporters.  Cruz benefitted from it because he sought to join with the Surrender Caucus.  Now they own Cruz. 

Cruz can disavow what his supporters did, but women won't like him anymore.  Ooops!, they don't like him now, either.  As the late Gilda Radner used to say:  Never mind!

Changed the left sidebar

Watt's up with that blog is now on the reading list. With all of the trivializing of the campaigns recently, ie. "the wives war"; it may well be time to remember what it takes to be an opposition party.

Remember that it is "A choice, not an echo".

Rainy night in Georgia

I'm not in Georgia, but I can feel this song.  Raining cats and dogs as I write.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Cruz equals Tracy Flick?

That's what Ann Coulter thinks.  When I first read this, I shrugged my shoulders.  Who's Tracy Flick?  A little bit of searching obtains that answer.  Just a movie character.  An extremely ambitious girl wants to run for class president, but has some competition.  She is willing to do anything to win.  Is that Cruz?

All I know about Cruz is what his campaign did in communications with me.  It struck me as too ambitious to trust even before Coulter ran her op ed.  So, yeah, I think Cruz may be a tad too ambitious.

Making this kind of comparison may not get an impact.

One approach that might could be a serious discussion of historical figures.  You know.  Hitler, Julius Caesar, guys like that.  I'm saying serious.  I know the Hitler comparisons get beat to death, so that may not fly.  Caesar though, that might.

What about Caesar?  That Caesar was a brilliant general and politician, there could be no doubt.  It also so happens that Caesar ended the Roman Republic.  Hitler ended the Weimar Republic.  Neither of these men cared much for their respective republics.  But Cruz says he does.

Anything that smells suspicious should be cause for concern.  Just saying.


Video claims that according to US law, obtained from a US government website, that Cruz wasn't even a citizen at birth.

Evidently the anti Cruzers can't make this stick, but he definitely shouldn't be able to get away with claiming to be Mr. Conservative.  But these Cruz bots don't care about that anyway.


When you read the Wikipedia entry about Cruz, you may well be impressed.  So it can lead to the question of whether or not I'm being too critical.  Then I come across the part that he favors originalism.  It is a principle of interpretation that says that the meaning of the Constitution was fixed at enactment.

That is really strange considering that the Framers would probably have considered him to be ineligible to run for President.

Cruz is one strange fella.  I don't think he should be trusted.

Cruz and the Natural Born Citizen clause to the US Constitution

There are many comments on the blog, but one post drew several.   This post was about this issue of natural born citizenship with respect to Obama and the potential candidacy of Marco Rubio.

One of the commenters mentioned a link to the Wikipedia entry on the subject, and I found it interesting to note:

Although Congress alone cannot change the meaning of the U.S. Constitution, given the number of Framers who then went on to serve in Congress, laws passed by the early sessions of Congress are often looked to as evidence of the Framers' intent. The Naturalization Act of 1790 stated that "the children of citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens: Provided, That the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose fathers have never been resident in the United States  [emphasis mine]
The question has been put to rest, so to speak, with subsequent Court decisions.  However, as a True Conservative, and presumably one who believes in Original Intent of the Framers, doesn't it strike one as somewhat unusual that a man born outside of the United States with a non citizen father, would claim himself to be a True Conservative?

There are some legitimate questions to put to Cruz and his supporters.  But they probably don't care about them anyway.  Their opposition to Trump isn't based upon "principles".

Why post the Declaration of Independence?

Just wanted to bring it to your attention.  Here's Cruz running on the idea that DC doesn't listen to the people, then he goes to Georgia and steals delegates from Trump.  The Establishment has given its blessing to this type of affair, and thus is acting like a Tyrant.

Only time will tell if the public will accept this, or reject it.  Of course, I hope that Cruz loses badly in an ELECTION, if only the GOP would actually allow one.

You never know what the public may do.  They may actually believe the torrent of lies that will be used to justify this.

This is bound to backfire at least on some level.  Whatever they are doing, it is not to win an election.  Evidently, they don't believe in them anymore.


I had a delayed reaction to something I read well before I wrote the post.  After writing this, I checked a little further, and it looks a little bit like what Cruz has been doing all along.  But the way I read it before, it looked like Trump was being screwed out of his delegates that were won in the primary itself.  In other words, Cruz is aiming for a second ballot victory.   This reading of the story is a bit more benign, but the principle still applies.  Cruz didn't win a single delegate in the district by his electoral performance, but somehow loaded up the delegation with his own supporters.  Doesn't seem right to me.

It may be "by the rules" technically, but it still seems shady.  Just my opinion.

Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

--That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor

This comment should receive a gold medal

It features this pic, and a quote:

36 posted on ‎4‎/‎16‎/‎2016‎ ‎8‎:‎35‎:‎46‎ ‎PM by Amntn ("The only special interest not being served by our government is the American people" - Donald Trump

By the way, the founder of the Free Republic Website wrote the op-ed linked to above in favor of TRUMP.

Who's the liberal now?  If you've lost Free Republic, then what do you have?

Did Ted Cruz formerly have a green card?

Boy, if that's true, how can this guy win the presidency?

Not only that, but by the laws that you and I must follow, Cruz cannot get a US Passport.  That is because you need a US Birth Certificate for that, and Cruz doesn't have one.  Sure, he can get a waiver, but could any of YOU get one?

The precedent of Barak Hussein Obama should not be cited as an excuse to overlook this.

Here we have a guy who claims to be an All American, and he is all Canadian.

This is what happens when you don't fight against something.  Now, after 8 years of Hussein in the White House, the saviors of the republic want a Canadian to be Commander in Chief.  They say it is all about principles!  Are you shitting me?


All citizens can get a passport.  Citizens born here must provide a birth certificate.  Naturalized citizens must provide documentation to that effect.

Cruz may be able to get a passport by providing the birth certificate of his mother, which would qualify him as a US citizen.

But he can't get one based upon his own birth certificate.

This doesn't even get into the discussion of what natural born means.  Of course, Cruz is running on the premise that he is a true conservative.  How can a true conservative run on a rather liberal interpretation of the constitution?  Natural born means natural born, that is, if you are a true conservative.

It doesn't mean that a Canadian born man can run for President, especially when his father wasn't a citizen at the time of his birth.

Culture of "You can't say that"

More of the same old, same old from these guys.  They want to convince you of their commitment to fighting the left, but they do the same doggone thing themselves.