Saturday, November 12, 2016

Thank the rednecks for defeating Hillary

Just read over this at the Mahablog.  She's trying to tell you lefties that you should stop blaming the rednecks for Hillary's loss.  She managed to lose this one all by her little bitty self.

I might add what I've been saying all along--- she had no business being in the White House.  She needed to be defeated because she wasn't any damned good.

Now the liberals have a chance to get their shit together and come back with a much better candidate the next time.  Doesn't mean they will, but they could.

You can thank the rednecks for getting rid of Hillary.  She definitely wasn't any good for anybody, even liberals.

Why the protests?

It all seems rather pointless to me.  He didn't run as a small government conservative.  If anything, he's a big government guy, who may not even be a conservative at all.  He's not going to downsize the government.  If anything, he is going to grow it.

The only thing substantive that they may be protesting is the wall, and the ban on unlimited immigration from terrorist nations.

But they can't say that.  Even the Dems would run away from that.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Obligatory, 11.11.16

Today was Veteran's Day. Almost missed it before somebody said something.  Yeah, it wasn't a big deal to me.  Sorry.

Not to be disrespectful, or shall I say, not intentionally so.

Still cogitating over this response to the election.  Amazing thing to see, but can't help wondering if it would have been different if the shoe was on the other foot.  There would be a lot of bellyaching.  But not like this.

Generally, conservatives don't carry on like this when they lose.  It is rather unseemly, but it is liberals, so you have to take that into consideration.  Conservatives may bitch, but they don't riot.

What else to discuss?  I mean to do more off-grid experiments, but the only thing I seem to be doing is the lowest hanging fruit.  As of today, my RV is fully set up for LED lighting.  Well, yay for me.

Another thing is that I've been practicing using less and less water.  I've mentioned that, though.

Still haven't set up my passive solar heater thingie.  I need to buy hardware, and I am putting it off.

Something just came to mind.  A question for you folks:  Is America truly a free nation?  We are certainly told that we are free, but I wonder if we really are free.  Seems to me that certain restrictions are placed upon us that lead me to believe that this freedom claim may be a bit hyped.

For instance, there are no game wardens in Mexico, or so I have heard.  You know what kind of trouble you can get into if you hunt or fish without a license?  Doesn't sound free to me!  What do you think?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

What's next?

Now that we've settled on who the next president is going to be, what comes next?

Some folks seem to be taking Trump's victory rather hard.  If the shoe was on the other foot, how would I take it?  I didn't like Obama's victory in 2012, I'll tell you that.  But this time, I don't know.  Hillary was definitely not the ticket--- but if she had won, I don't think I would have had a cow over it.  It may have been time to hunker down though, cuz things were going to get rough.

Do these people think things are going to get rough?  Really?

Still, when you see people getting upset that Hillary didn't win, it is rather curious thing to observe.  What is bothering them so much?  What are they worried about?  Chances are, the thing that they are worried about will never happen.  They might actually like what is going to happen.

Cheer up you people.  The world isn't about to end yet.

Maybe not, anyway.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Trump wins

It looks like another election in which the loser wins the popular vote, but loses in the electoral college.

I can smell a big time Democrat talking point on this one.

It does show what should be considered the GOP strength v. the Democrat weakness.  The GOP wins outside of the cities.  The Democrats win the big cities.  This gives mass, but overall mass does not win this kind of race.  This kind of race requires that you win states, one-by-one.  Therefore, counting on victory in a mere popularity contest won't get it done.

Yet, Trump ran a mass campaign of sorts, with the rallies and such.

Exit polls showed younger voters favored Hillary.  The Obama coalition didn't turn out, though.

It is troubling to me that Hillary did as well as she did.  The mass media still has enormous power to influence people.  This despite all the talk to the contrary.  There could be few other reasons to explain why Hillary made it as close as it was.  She was a decidedly flawed candidate.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day

Mercifully, it has arrived.

So much negativity. 

Close it out with a nice little oldie from the past...

Monday, November 7, 2016

Limbaugh: The Cynic's View Prevailed

Comey's decision to reopen the email case was a distraction from the WikiLeaks revelations.

"Everything is choreographed--- a fake."


Well, I was not taken in.  You cannot trust these people.  To the degree that those who did may determine the outcome of this election.

Spilling the beans time

We're on the eve of the election, but this isn't about that.  No, this is very personal here.

I've got news, and it isn't good.  That is, it isn't good for me.

Seems like I can't catch a break sometimes.  Anyway, part of the reason for going to Houston was to go to see doctors.  It seems like there's a pretty good chance that I have cancer, and maybe it is not good.

If this is what the preliminary seems to say, this thing is a one in a million type thing.  People who get this seem healthy until symptoms appear.  From what I am reading about it, a person could have this for quite some time before becoming aware of it.

Before I spout off too much, no definite diagnosis has been made.  But it is being narrowed down.  It isn't the prostate, if that is what you are thinking.  Not the colon, either.  If only it were something common like that. 

I'll be going back to Houston pretty soon.  Eventually, the diagnosis will be made, and treatment will probably begin immediately after that.

I suppose I can throw things, and kick things, curse up a storm --- but it is useless.  Just have to suck it up and deal with it.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

2016 election: Last chance?

Perhaps in contentious times like these, coming to any kind of agreement at all is just about impossible.

But if you are going to have a thing, you need to take care of it so that it can continue to work as it should.  Even in times such as these, it may be hard to get an argument on this one.  You have find agreements somehow.

Never ending arguments are a symptom of a societal disease, would you not agree?

When it comes to a civilization, or just a country, what would it take to keep it on track, then?  Seems like the majority in this country thinks that something is wrong.  Could it be that one of the two major political parties has decided to nominate a candidate that is obviously flawed?  A significant number of her own party members thought so.  It is no secret to anyone.

You may point to Trump as being equally flawed.  But there is a difference.  Hillary did it under the color of authority.  Trump is still just a private citizen.  Can there be a distinction?  No private person can wield the kind of power a President has.  The same is true for any member of a President's administration.

If you are going to have an election, then what point is it to ratify the same thing that has already occurred, and  in which the majority has found fault?  Hillary has been part of what has gone wrong.

If there is to be accountability at all, Hillary must lose.  She won't ever be tried.  Even if she is tried, she won't be convicted.  But that doesn't make her innocent.  Accountability must come from the ballot box.  If it doesn't come from there, it will not come at all.

Arguments won't get far unless some standard can be set so as to resolve the argument.  If the argument gets settled by putting someone like Hillary in power, it is like throwing all standards out the window.  If there is no accountability, then how can there be any standards?  Without standards, what can be the basis for continuance--- brute force?  That can last only as long as you can muster greater force. 

To maintain a civilized country, one must have something besides brute force.  Indeed, that is what makes a country civilized.  If brute force rules, it is the law of the jungle.

This may be the last chance we get to keep our country.  If the law of the jungle prevails, there can be no more civilization.   No accountability means we lost our country.  Hillary has to lose.