* Nikki Haley is the current Governor of South Carolina, though her real name is Nimrata Randhawa.
* Haley was a darling of Mitt Romney’s back in 2012 and is a favorite of the Cocktail Party GOP establishment.
* GOP consultants like to trot Haley out for photo ops because she has brown skin and they think this appeals to people on a Diversity! level.
* As usual, the Party of Stupid hasn’t figured out that promoting black women like Mia Love as prospective VP candidates is the best way to drive Democrats crazy and throw a wrench in the Left’s 2016 strategies.
* Ain’t nobody in this country who is going to race to the polls to elect the first Indian anything. But, a black female VP candidate on Donald Trump’s ticket could be a big windfall for the GOP.
I will be voting for Donald Trump in the Illinois primary and I hope to vote for him in November. I want him to be our next President. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would be voting for Trump (mostly because I never thought he was serious about running for president). For some reason, I thought he was just joking or this was all some kind of stunt. To me he was always a “celebrity” and not a politician. I thought he was just trolling the media with a fake campaign and that he would make up some reason to stop campaigning by now…just in time for some new tee-vee show or business venture to launch (perfectly timed to capitalize on all the attention he generated for himself).
Donald Trump is someone whom I have always found amusing but never realized I loved. Remember all the times he called Rosie O’Donnell a pig or whatever, and the two of them would get into nasty public feuds? I loved every minute of that. Rosie O’Donnell is a pig. She’s rude, too. When she lived here in Chicago briefly while filming some show for Oprah’s Weird Noises (OWN) network, Rosie was rude and crass and piggish all over Chicago. She did not make many friends in the neighborhood. Donald Trump told the truth about her and she hated it. He made her come unhinged.
I love that about him.
I hate that America has become this unappealing place where people are afraid to call a pig a pig. I don’t know when this started, but it’s deeper than political correctness. Republicans are especially afflicted by it, whatever it is…this bizarre inability to speak the truth, forever being terrified of calling a pig a pig. I finally understand why so many conservatives sat home and refused to vote for Mitt Romney and handed Obama the second term. They just refused to vote for someone who can’t call a pig a pig.
This election is shaping up to be a fascinating one to study because if Donald Trump succeeds in defeating the Cocktail Party establishment and claiming the nomination he will prove that Americans have been hungry for honesty in a politician. This is reminiscent of the movie Bullworth with Warren Beatty, where he played a Congressman who decided one day to start calling pigs pigs and saying everything else that no one is allowed to say. People ate it up. Even black people started loving him. He gave everyone something to cheer.
America is not a wimpy country, but in the last few decades we’ve allowed places like Mexico to kick us around and bully us. I don’t know who decided that Mexico gets to be a colonial power that colonizes the United States, but that’s what’s been happening. I don’t know who decided that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and other Third World hellholes get to be colonial powers as well…or that Muslim colonies get to take root in Europe and colonize that continent. All of this is happening and people refuse to talk about it. Companies like Disney actually import foreigners, sign them up for one of those HB-1 visas, and force American workers to train their cheaper immigrant replacements. And people are too afraid to complain about that.
The Mitt Romneys of the world don’t want to rock the boat. The John McCains of the world are so wimpy. The Bob Doles of the world just do whatever the Chamber of Commerce says. The George W. Bushes can’t wait for the next occasion to call Islam “the religion of peace.”
Thank God for Donald Trump. Thank God he actually is seriously running for president. After all these years, Bullworth has come to life and not a moment too soon.
Nikki Haley was one of Mitt Romney’s darlings back in 2012 and she, like Bobby Jindal, is someone that GOP consultants love to trot around…because her skin is brown. I think it’s disgusting that this woman has chosen to hide her real name (Nimrata Randhawa) and goes by “Nikki Haley” instead. I thought her State of the Union response was deplorable. She is the perfect personification of what is wrong with the Cocktail Party GOP-elite (the GOP-e for short). I didn’t think any GOP-e darling could fumble worse than Bobby Jindal did when he delivered his own State of the Union Response a few years ago, but Haley really was awful.
The Chamber of Commerce wants America flooded with foreigners so that Americans will lose their jobs and corporations can pay cheaper wages to Third Worlders on American soil. A nation that has as much unemployment as we do does not need any more immigrants. We have no duty or obligation to accept everyone who wants to come here. As long as Harvard and Yale and other Ivy League universities have an admissions process and do not give free tuition and room & board to anyone who walks onto their campuses, then the United States should not be forced to take in every person who wants to come here. There are immigration laws on the books that are not being enforced because Democrats and the Cocktail Party GOP-e crowd don’t want them enforced. Meanwhile, middle class Americans are being devastated and have no champion.
Donald Trump is clearly the right man for this troubling time. He says the things that I have waited years to hear anyone with a public platform say.
Nimrata Randhawa Nikki Haley did what the Cocktail Partiers told her to do and took a swing at Trump…and part of me wanted “The Donald” to punch her back hard, like he always did with Rosie O’Donnell. He got in a good jab at Haley, reminding her that she had solicited campaign contributions from Trump over the years, but he restrained himself.
Trump is incredibly astute for handling her this way. He clearly wants to win South Carolina. He made Haley look stupid and marginalized her, but he did not go in for the kill. She’s apparently popular in South Carolina…so getting into a Rosie O’Donnell feud with her (even if she started it) would be ill-advised.
I’d love to see Trump run with a black female Vice President. Maybe Trump and Mia Love…a Trump-Love ballot. After he wins the South Carolina primary, I hope Trump never gives Haley the time of day again. What good would having a Cocktail Party darling do Trump on the ticket?
A black female would do massive damage to Democrats if Trump picked someone like Mia Love to be his VP. Someone smart, with guts, conviction, faith, and determination. The first black Vice President and the first female Vice President all rolled into one. I never understood why the GOP establishment is so hellbent on pushing Indians like Haley and Jindal when they could do so much more damage to Democrats by promoting black female conservatives on the national stage.
Donald Trump will make the perfect choice for his VP, I’m sure of that.
And though he’s playing nice and not saying it, I’m also sure it won’t be a Cocktail Partier like Nikki Haley who joins him on the ticket.
[The creepy reference to SYMPHONY in 1/13/16 article on EW.com by James Hibberd, “Netflix’s Secret TV Ratings Revealed by NBC.”]
Have you heard about a company called SYMPHONY that uses something called “audio content recognition technology” to analyze background sounds via your cell phone?
James Hibberd at Entertainment Weekly tossed a casual reference to SYMPHONY in an article he wrote about Netflix recently. Hibberd said that SYMPHONY listens to the background soundtrack on whatever you have on your tee-vee…and apparently this app then figures out what you are watching and makes a note of that. This is how NBC has apparently been able to figure out Netflix’s program ratings. The detective work using SYMPHONY was needed, it seems, because Netflix refuses to release ratings numbers.
NBC then found a way to use this creepy SYMPHONY program to spy on people, listen to what they were watching, figure out what it was, and determine if it was on Netflix.
Hibberd didn’t bother to mention if SYMPHONY is some variant of SkyNet that is now spying on everyone or if SYMPHONY is some sort of voluntary app that people turn on so that a computer program can listen to everything they are doing and analyze it. I have the impression that people aren’t aware that SYMPHONY is doing this; it sounds like this is an app that somehow gets on people’s phones or they are using it for something else and this “audio content recognition technology” is operating without people’s knowledge.
How could NBC obtain accurate ratings for Netflix programming if they were relying only on people who voluntarily allowed SYMPHONY to spy on them?
Wouldn’t people have to NOT know that they were being spied on for them to be honest with their Netflix watching habits?
SYMPHONY is the creepiest thing I have heard about this week for sure. Is anyone else out there curious about what this app does and if it’s voluntary (or somehow hidden and is on your phone right now and you don’t even know about it)?
[Carla Burkhart, the SLAPPer, who also sits on the College of DuPage Foundation Board.]
* A SLAPP is a lawsuit filed as “Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation.”
* SLAPP lawsuits are intended to chill First Amendment protected Free Speech.
* A person filing a SLAPP lawsuit is called a “SLAPPER;” the target of a SLAPP is called “The Target.”
* The Edgar County Watchdogs are the leading government abuse watchdog group in the state of Illinois, having gained fame over the years for exposing corruption at the state and county level and for performing citizens’ arrests on government boards that violate Illinois’ Open Meetings Act.
* The SLAPP filed by Burkhart against the Watchdogs can be found here.
An interesting SLAPP lawsuit has been filed against the Edgar County Watchdogs in DuPage County, Illinois. The SLAPPER is a woman by the name of Carla Burkhart, who claims to run a business called “Herricane Graphics.” That’s right: she spells “Hurricane” with an “e” instead of a “u” because she apparently thinks that’s clever in a “feminist” way…when ironically enough “HERR” in German is the word for MISTER (and “Mister iCane” sounds like it could be an Apple-sponsored Batman villain, probably with a club foot or at least a limp). But, I digress.
The Edgar County Watchdogs are John Kraft and Kirk Allen, who happen to be two of the most interesting people I’ve ever met in Illinois politics. They run the website Illinois Leaks, which is a fascinating and informative read. For the last several years, one of their big projects has been exposing corruption at the College of DuPage. Their efforts have involved numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that uncovered wrongdoing committed by the College of DuPage Board (CoDB), mostly centered around contracts that were used by corrupt Board Members to move money into the hands of cronies or evade various legal requirements meant to keep this Board in check.
The CoDB frequently violates our state’s Open Meetings Act (OMA) as well and has often made important decisions behind closed doors and in secret when they were required to conduct such public business in open meetings. When a public entity tries to circumvent the OMA by conducting its business behind closed doors in secret instead of out in the open, the Attorney General of Illinois has the power to void whatever actions the public body took that were not performed in accordance with the OMA.
So, when Kraft & Allen prove OMA violations, there are big consequences for the College of DuPage, since whatever actions the board members took that were outside the parameters set by the OMA must be voided…and that means contracts the Board signed go POOF! and any monies moved around must be returned as if the Board’s actions never happened. An OMA violation is a big deal…but it takes members of the public scrutinizing board members’ actions to expose such violations and then petition the Attorney General to remedy the situation.
This is mind-numbingly boring to 99% of the people in our country (which is why our country is in the mess that it’s in). Filing FOIA requests and attending board meetings and poring over contracts to ensure the letter of the law is being followed might seem like punishment to regular people. Or, they would probably assume there is someone on the government payroll that is supposed to be doing this, so why should they volunteer to take up such tedious work? Again…this is why Illinois is in the mess that it’s in and has been that way for decades. Because FOIA requests and board oversight is boring the majority of the public can’t be bothered to even feign interest in this stuff.
But, if you are a fan of John Grisham novels, these FOIA battles with public bodies can get incredibly exciting here in Illinois…especially when a SLAPP is involved. Here in Illinois, when corrupt public officials get called out for their wrongdoing, they lash out and attack…because that’s just what the government does in Illinois. A SLAPP lawsuit is a particularly crafty and aggressive way of scaring away critics and chilling criticism since, as you can imagine, no one enjoys being sued. Public officials count on that and support one another when a SLAPP is filed, since hearing that a government watchdog has been sued for investigating or speaking out means that regular people will likely be afraid of getting involved in something like that themselves (since they don’t want to be sued).
You might not realize this (because even law schools don’t teach it), but the First Amendment has built into it something called the Right to Petition. This involves our constitutional right as Americans to petition our government for change and redress of grievances. How you can “petition” the government is vague and nebulous; it includes all manner of political activity and free speech.
Carla Burkhart is a member of the College of DuPage Foundation Board. The Edgar County Watchdogs caught Burkhart signing an Architect’s contract with the College of DuPage on behalf of her company, “Herricane Graphics,” for a large sum of money. The problem is that Burkhart is not a licensed architect. She was not legally allowed to sign an Architect’s contract. This is not a mere formality, as an Architect’s contract is a special contract that is exempt from the required bidding process for other kinds of services. So, in order to give Burkhart a sweetheart deal no-bid contract, the College of DuPage fraudulently had her sign an Architect’s contract with them to exempt her from the bidding process. This is classic Illinois corruption. Since Burkhart knew she was not an architect at the time she signed an Architect’s contract, there’s no way she didn’t know that what she was doing was wrong and illegal.
Kraft & Allen exposed this on Illinois Leaks here.
Burkhart is essentially suing the Watchdogs for more than $8 million because they reported on the bad things that Burkhart and the College of DuPage had been doing. She also sued them for using a picture of her that she posted online when they wrote about her wrongdoing.
This is the very definition of a SLAPP suit.
Illinois is one of a handful of states that actually have an anti-SLAPP law on the books. This is called the Citizen Protection Act (CPA). This means that the Watchdogs will be able to use the CPA as a defense against Burkhart’s SLAPP. In Illinois, a SLAPPer is on the hook for the legal costs incurred by the Targets of her SLAPP. Legal fees in cases like this could end up being in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Watchdogs also have the opportunity to countersue Burkhart for any damages they suffer as a result of her actions. In many cases, SLAPPers end up destroying their lives by filing meritless litigation like this in attempts to silence their critics.
Why do they do this?
I think it says a lot about the culture of corruption in Illinois. It takes a lot of gaul for a public official to walk into a lawyer’s office and indignantly say, “How dare they write about the terrible things I did! I want to sue them for millions!” I am amazed whenever lawyers take cases like Burkhart’s, but in Illinois the expectation is that when you sue someone — for whatever reason — that person will just settle to make it go away. So there are disreputable attorneys out there in shabby little offices who will take any case (just like in a John Grisham novel). They eke out their livings by filing things like SLAPPs, with the expectation that they can basically extort money out of someone to make the lawsuit go away. It’s basically a shakedown.
I think SLAPPers feel they can get away with this because a lot of media entities will just settle these things for “go-away” money. But, when a SLAPP targets a grassroots group like the Watchdogs, things get really interesting. Kraft & Allen no doubt will want their day in court. I highly doubt they will just settle this meritless suit without a big fight. If anyone in this state is willing to go toe to toe with a SLAPPer and invoke every provision of the Citizen Protection Act to hold someone like Burkhart accountable for filing a SLAPP, it is John Kraft and Kirk Allen.
I hope this is a SLAPP case that gains national attention. It really deserves to be observed and studied. It is unconscionable for Carla Burkhart to file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against people who called her out on signing an Architect’s contract when she is admittedly not an architect and for using a photo of her in news articles (which was covered by fair use). This kind of obvious SLAPP must not be tolerated. This is not Saudi Arabia and Carla Burkhart is not a sheik’s daughter.
It is worth watching this case for nothing else than the education it provides on government’s efforts to chill our shared First Amendment rights. Our liberty depends on the Silent Majority waking up to the realities of what SLAPPs can do to our communities.
[Above: Keep that baby quiet! There are weirdos trying to concentrate on being as strange as possible in the row behind you! Give it something to suck on! ]
My friend Megan Fox recently took time away from starring in the next Go-Bots movie (that nobody’s making) to do some field work in the Southwest (looking for dragons in ancient cultures in Arizona) while visiting relatives with her three children. On the flight back from Phoenix to Chicago, one very bizarre woman wearing a surgical mask decided that small children — babies, in particular — don’t have any rights as humans and they should instead be yelled at and told to “suck on something”.
Oh, Hell to the no!
Now, let’s just say that this erstwhile, female Michael Jackson impersonator (in her oh-so-Whacko-Jacko surgical mask) on Megan Fox’s Southwest Airlines flight is lucky that I was not flying with Fox & Kids on this particular adventure…because as a gay man I could not have resisted hitting back at that “suck on something” comment made to Megan. After this oddball demanded that Megan’s infant son “suck on something”, I would have certainly thought of something that this horrible woman could have sucked on…to keep her as quiet as she demanded the baby be. Finding something to “suck on” could possibly solve all of this woman’s problems, in ways that possibly even Cinemax couldn’t imagine.
You can read the full airplane horror story here, in Megan’s latest column on PJ Media.
What I find most interesting about the whole thing is the assumption by the Michael Jackson impersonator that Megan’s infant son does not have any civil or human rights…or that this woman could, in the year 2015, discriminate against him as if he was a non-person, non-human, thing just because of his age and mental development (as an infant). I have a real problem with that. I think this is discrimination.
I also am really troubled by this weird trend that a lot of idiots have jumped onto where they think a mother (or father) is now required — in the year 2015 — to bring little “apology gifts” wherever they go, to apologize for having children. A truly stupid woman did this somewhere on a flight recently, and it’s now become the latest trend.
There is now a growing segment of the public that expects (demands!) parents to board an airplane with six or seven little gift bags filled with earplugs, chocolates, Starbucks gift cards, and notes of apology for bringing their children with them onto an airplane. If you do a Twitter search on the hashtags #TravelWithKids or #FlyingWithKids, you’ll find all manner of fools cheering this practice and thinking it’s just the best thing ever that these parents are apologizing for the existence of their children on a mode of transportation. Travel writers, especially, are all over this…thinking it’s the best invention since the expense account.
I’m truly horrified by this.
As a gay man, I don’t think I should have to carry gift bags with me to apologize to people who sit near me on airplanes who might happen to not like gay people. Could you imagine if I had to do this, just because of who I was? What would I even have in the gift bags to apologize endlessly to strangers for being who I am?
* A copy of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition…to counter my presence on the plane and make it up to any straight guys near by that they have to sit near me?
* A mini DustBuster…in case I accidentally got glitter on anyone?
* A dictionary…in case I used any words unfamiliar to the buffoons around me who demand such gift bags?
* Some kind of small booklet containing pictures of long-dead movie stars or acerbic characters from old TV shows I love…in case I make a reference to someone or something that the people around me don’t get, so this way they can look up who that was? (Aside: there would be at least two pictures of Julia Sugarbaker from Designing Women in that booklet. End aside.)
Can you imagine if black people had to carry around gift bags to hand out to idiots to apologize for being black and for forcing other people to ride on a plane in the general vicinity of a black person? Can you imagine Jewish people being required to do this? Red-heads? The obese?
What if you are a really boring and depressing person and you have a proven track record of dragging-down the conversations and energy around you? You do this wherever you go and everyone admits it. You’ve even stopped denying it and now self-lable as a Debbie Downer. Should you take gift bags everywhere to cheer people up when they have to sit near you on something like an airplane?
Of course, it’s insane to think that I as a gay man should be forced to apologize for who I am and carry gift bags around with me (though…I have to admit…those gift bags would be fabulous…and oh so fun to make!). It’s absurd to think black people or Jewish people or red-heads or fat people or even boring people would ever be required to carry gift bags of apology to distribute to prejudiced strangers who would rather not sit by them on a plane.
But, in the year 2015, according to travel writers it’s now suddenly acceptable that idiots cheer the idea of parents with children in tow having to pass out gift bags to apologize for the presence of children. I think that’s sick. It’s anti-family and anti-American.
This could be why Western Civilization is collapsing around us, because we’ve entered this demented period of human history where families are not only dishonored but are actively scorned. As anyone who has ever gone so far as the corner grocery store with small children can attest, it’s a challenge for any mom or dad or babysitter to go from point A to point B with little people who are just beginning to understand the world around them. The rest of us — who don’t have kids with us — should ALWAYS be mindful of how hard it is to do simple and ordinary things while simultaneously being responsible for children. If you do not have a kid with you, you should not make life tougher for someone around you who does. I don’t care how good of a Michael Jackson impersonator you are in that oh-so-stylish surgical mask you wear out in public. Knock it off. Or face the ghost of Julia Sugarbaker, as channeled through a 30-something gay dude.
I consider what was done to Megan Fox on that airplane to be a kind of sick age discrimination against her son. Something hostile was said to her and her son was yelled at strictly because of the boy’s age (when he was not doing anything wrong). He was yelled at just because of who he was, which he has no control over.
I also argue that his mental abilities (as a 10 month old) are in play here too. His brain is still forming and developing and he doesn’t understand the world around him. He has no concept of being in a metal tube hurtling through the sky (with weirdos in surgical masks around him). To this baby, he’s just somewhere scary, surrounded by strange faces, his ears hurt, he’s breathing stale air, and at some point his little brain can’t take it anymore and he vents a little frustrated steam (because he doesn’t have the power of language to express how he feels). Babies are not potatoes or sacks of flowers that have no concept of what’s happening around them. They are sentient, but just can’t make sense of anything and that gets them frustrated after a while.
For instance, I am sure that Claire McCaskill does this every day, almost the entire day, in her Senate office. I don’t think she should be yelled at or told to suck things either. We should all have empathy for small children (and adults who should never have held public office) and not make situations worse by yelling at them (or their caregivers).
Children have as much right to be on an airplane as Claire McCaskill does. If you are so sensitive to noise, then maybe flying is not the best choice for you. Maybe leaving the house isn’t such a good idea, period. You can go to plenty of places in your imagination. YOU should be the one who is told to stay home if YOU are the one with the problem, not the child. YOU as the adult should behave better, not the child.
She should have left the kids at home!
What’s most interesting to me in all of this are the very nasty comments left for Megan Fox on that PJ Media article. I think it’s disgusting how many people told her that she should leave her children at home and not bring them on an airplane. To me, that’s like hearing that I (as a gay man) am not to be invited to some party or that black people should not be allowed to eat at the lunch counter or Jewish people should not be allowed to buy a house in the neighborhood. I am horrified that idiots are still out there on the anonymous Internet pontificating about who should be allowed or not allowed to be seated on an airplane…no matter how old they are.
But, of course, it would be so very politically incorrect to say that Muslims should not be allowed on airplanes…but it’s okay to say that babies should not be allowed on airplanes. Even though there is an actual, legitimate, rooted-in-forever-all-too-recent-history reason for why a solid argument could be made to keep Muslims off airplanes…it is instead the innocent, harmless babies who have the Evil Eye of Discrimination aimed at them. People need to get their priorities straight, lickedy-split.
I think it’s sick. It needs to stop. People who think they hate babies have probably never spent time with any babies, or have just not met a really cool and nice one like Megan’s little boy. Life is so short and far too precious to not celebrate being part of a child’s adventure that day…even if your role is to just be the smiling, kind adult who does whatever he or she can to make the child’s parent’s trip a little easier (instead of making it harder). No one is asking you to change a dirty diaper or lactate on demand or entertain the kid.
But no one should ever have to ask you to be a decent human being who refrains from adding tension and stress to the last few minutes of what was otherwise a really pleasant flight. And take off the damn surgical mask. It’s just creepy.
Every once in a while, the universe randomly tosses a mystery in my lap that puzzles me to no end. Today, I invite you into this enigma, where we will for a moment attempt to figure out what foreign policy “home runs” the Obama regime has had. I won’t spend too much of my day on this, because I don’t believe there have been any foreign policy successes during the current presidency and feel like the world is engulfed in fire and destruction and Western civilization is collapsing into ruin at the moment. An Islamic Caliphate rises in the Middle East. Europe is being invaded by thousands of Muslims every day and in short time all national and ethnic identity of European countries will be lost to a “multiculturalism” that is really just “colonization by the Third World and Islam”. Iran is close to having a nuke. Israel is on the precipice of destruction. Obama is smiling.
A man named Charles Jason Kaple is applying for appointment to a local board position in the Chicago suburbs and I was checking out some of his postings on Facebook to see if I could scry any clues into whether or not he’d make a good board member. The board he’s trying to place himself on is the Board of Trustees for the Orland Park Public Library. This is a library in an affluent suburb of Chicago that was caught covering up child porn being accessed in their building and other sex crimes happening, where the library staff deliberately chose not to call the police and allowed criminals to get away (so that police reports would not be written and the library would not make national news for having child porn accessed there). On top of this, the Orland Park Public Library also has a history of telling female employees that they should quit if they complain about being sexually harassed and the library director every year misspends thousands of taxpayer dollars on purchases at a jewelry store and lavish meals and treats for herself and her staff.
So, it’s important that a good person be appointed to fill a vacancy on the board that oversees this director…because it’s the only shot the public has of having her removed from her position and seeing her replaced with someone who will take seriously the obligation to make that library a safe place for children and families (where taxpayer money is not squandered on jewelry store purchases and fancy restaurant meals).
Kaple had a post up declaring Obama to be a home-run hitter in the foreign policy realm.
I’d love to ask him what he meant by that.
Or, ask you if you have any idea what the heck those “home runs” could be.
I’m truly stumped. That does not happen often. But, I honestly cannot think of a single accomplishment of this regime. Can you?
I suppose since Facebook is never going away (at least until something else replaces it) that I should maybe possibly learn how to kind of use it. For a while now, I’ve been studying the inane social media postings of local government bodies here in suburban Illinois. Just about every Village, Township, and other locality has a Social Media Coordinator or a Public Information Coordinator or some other very highly paid person whose job it is to post asinine things on Facebook and Twitter on behalf of the public body. Having lived in Chicago now for over 10 years, I’ve finally ventured far enough into the suburbs to realize how small town and hokey Illinois gets just a few Metra stops outside Cook County. These suburban government Facebook-posters really go to town in the social media realm.
There are always pictures of plants and flowers and gardens posted, all of which can be unintentionally hilarious. With everything either written in a condescending tone or in this weird, hyper-excited way of speaking that I’d swear must be parody…if I didn’t actually know some of the “public information” employees involved in these postings (and also know they are dead serious when they right this stuff and have no idea any of it is funny).
“Sassy Plants” is a satirical diversion of mine where I collect photos that I take around Chicago and gamely ape and parrot the “social media coordinators” and “public information officers” I see posting on Facebook and Twitter…while at the same time trying to understand Facebook and Twitter myself…or just make a big mess of things.
If you love the absurd, native prairie plants in Illinois, the occasional wicked hot dude, and have a fondness for old Successories-style motivational posters with mismatched graphics and quotations, then perhaps you’d consider “Liking” Sassy Plants on your Facebook using the Internets.
Fidget Mittens and other satirical ridiculousness direct from Chicagoland suburbia awaits!
Here’s an interesting question for you today: what do you think is next for the Gaystapo now that SCOTUS has redefined the word “marriage”?
Remember that pushing “Marriage Equality” has been very big (and lucrative) business for a lot of professional “gay activists” for a long time. It’s been a thriving cottage industry for the last 10 years (or more). Now starts the first week post SCOTUS ruling…and when the euphoria of the pride parades and the taunts at Christians for “winning” have grown tiresome, the people who’ve been employed for the last decade as professional “marriage equality” activists are going to need a new cause.
These people don’t just fold up shop and disappear or get “real jobs”. Instead, they pivot to a new “cause”…much like the staff of one political campaign pivots to a new candidate of for the next election. And, much like a political campaign staff, these professional “gay activists” tend to stick to the same sort of issue and the same sort of push (which is similar to the campaign staffers finding another candidate very much like the candidate they used to (until very recently) work for).
I am very curious where all the Gaystapo agents are going to go now that SCOTUS declared gay marriage to be a thing coast to coast. I see two ready options today:
* Continue the push to redefine marriage even further…to include threesome, foursomes, or any other number of people besides two
— OR —
* Invent a new gay-themed cause that doesn’t have anything to do with marriage, but is instead the new “cause” that can be used to rile gay people up and keep them voting Democrat now that “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” and “Gay Marriage” are over as fundraising tools and pot-stirrers
The media elite are in major spin mode today, trying to claim that Islam is really “The Religion of Peace” and not a medievalist death cult quite similar to Nazism in its zeal for conquest and destruction of Britain, France, the United States, and the Western world.
Clearly, Islam’s attack on Parisian cartoonists and satirists won’t be the definitive wakeup call that ends the media elite’s ability to carry water for these monsters.
But, what will?
I operate under the assumption that most people are lazy and are primarily concerned with their own households and what’s for dinner tonight or what game is going to be on the tee-vee when they get home later. But, every once in a while some event happens that shakes people and bumps our world out of its orbit, eradicating the status quo.
Last year, British police thwarted a half-hearted attempt by Muslims to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II with knives at one of her official ceremonies in London. Had they succeeded (or come close), would that have ignited World War III?
For generations, we were told by the media elite that World War III would be the US vs. the Soviets. Lately, fear mongering has emerged claiming that China will be our enemy in World War III. There’s a new Disneyland being built in Shanghai and China owns so much US debt that this notion of a Chinese World War is rather preposterous to me. Believe it or not, the majority of people in China are actually pretty much like either Midwestern American or Southern Americans. They are not rabid communists and ideologues. Chinese people just want to show up Japan and are obsessed with that, but really have no hatred of the West. They love Americans. They do hate the Japanese though, but in a high school kind of way (like how a lot of grown women still hate the pretty popular girl from high school…and take delight seeing on Facebook that she got fat or is divorced or never made anything of herself). Making a better life for their children than they themselves had and seeing the Japanese humiliated are the two things that every Chinese person I have ever known has been most concerned with. They have no lust for conquest and, frankly, the Chinese government is more concerned with economic conquests than anything involving all-out war.
Islam, on the other hand, thrives on violence and bloodshed and chaos.
And the idiots of the media elite and academic elite in the West have been allowing Islam to grow stronger and spread wider. I think this is part of a plan, whereby these elites want bombings on the streets and the “excitement” of such chaos in Western cities. Reporters love covering explosions and attacks and chaos. And Leftist politicians love taking advantage of these crises to ram through policies they could never pass otherwise. This is like in the book 1984, with the enemy always poised to strike (so you better fall in line and listen to everything your government tells you, because only the government can save you from the enemy).
I believe the Left deliberately works to import terrorists and criminals into the West to create chaos…with the end goal of making government more powerful so that it can provide the security to “keep us safe” from the dangers that the Left imported. This is all deliberate.
But, I think the Muslims aren’t going to play along. They won’t be content with being used as once-in-awhile threats as the Left intends. This is like those stories you hear about truly stupid people who introduce some kind of bizarre animal onto a farm, because they think it will be useful in controlling some other animal. Only, of course the thing gets loose, breeds, establishes new nests, and takes over the farm. And the idiots who introduced this vile thing to a new part of the world eventually say on camera, “We never did think this would happen. No one could have predicted it!”
I think the Left is okay with Muslims assassinating cartoonists that ridicule Islam. The Left likes this, because it scares people…so there will be less cartoonists criticizing things that the Left supports, so the Left sees that as a net positive.
But what happens when Muslims do something like assassinating the Queen of England?
What happens when they blow up Notre Dame cathedral in Paris?
What happens when they kill the Pope or bomb the Vatican?
What happens when they destroy the pyramids and sphinx in Egypt?
That last one is on the list because I think it would resonate culturally, despite those monuments being in Egypt, which is now a Muslim country. But the pharaonic relics have been embraced by all Western cultures as something that’s also “ours”. European and American archaeologists recovered most of these treasures and they are displayed in Western museums. They are part of a lost culture, in a part of the world that was conquered by Islam. The original inhabitants of Egypt were usurped and replaced long ago by Arab colonists…in much the way that these colonists today are moving to Europe to replace the native people there.
Islam will succeed in conquering the world only if it moves slowly. If it stays at the pace of doing something like the Paris satirist assassinations…then waiting until people forget about them…and then doing something else, but never faster or more spectacular than that.
Killing the Queen, bombing the Louvre, destroying the Vatican, and even leveling the pyramids and sphinx would, I think, be too far, too fast, and it would cause a blowback against Islam that the media elite and academic elite would not be able to babble away on the tee-vee.
I expect Muslims to go too far, but I don’t know what “too far” will be. But we are inching closer to the day when we find out what that is.
And after that, I don’t there’s any way that the elites of the Left will be able to stop people from acknowledging that World War III will be the West vs. Islam, in much the way that World War II was the forces of good against Nazism. Islam and Nazism have a lot in common…which is why Hitler and the Muslims were allies back in the day.
The only real difference is that Hitler didn’t have the media elite and academic elite running interference for him or preventing people from speaking the truth about Nazism.
The media elite won’t talk about this — and they don’t use the word colonization — but isn’t that what’s happening to France and Great Britain and Germany with the Muslim takeover of block after block? The phenomenon is talked about here, in an article that talks about Muslims establishing mini-states in Paris neighborhoods. They move in, push French culture and values out, and set up their own government. The neighborhood becomes a no-go area for any non-Muslims and if you happen to be a French citizen that is robbed, raped, or murdered for crossing into this “mini-state”, then French police will not help you or arrest your murderer because that area is essentially no longer part of France…but is instead a Muslim “mini-state” where Sharia law rules the day and the politically-correct police are scared to do anything about it.
Let’s not use the word “mini-state”. That’s just stupid. Something simpler is happening and it’s pretty remarkable that the West is allowing this, but the West is being colonized by the Third World.
Muslims are setting up colonies in Western nations. Everywhere a mosque is built, Muslim colonists arrive and resettle and gradually take over more of the area around it. It’s happening in Chicago too. There’s a suburb here called Orland Park that’s being taken over, ever since a mosque was built a few years ago. Muslims apparently are required to live within a certain distance from a mosque. Which means they congregate, build their numbers, and then begin taking over. Soon, the host culture becomes afraid of upsetting them…and starts abdicating power to them. And then they become a permanent presence as a colony.
We’re past the point of stopping this or preventing the horrors that this colonization of the West is going to bring. Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, Canada, the US…the list goes on; all now have fifth columns of Muslim and other Third Worlders who have established colonies inside Western nations. These colonists — and let’s call them that, because they do not behave like traditional immigrants — are doing to Western nations what Western colonists did hundreds of years ago around the world.
I think of them as Revenge Colonists, in what I deem to be Revenge Colonialism.
The academic elite in the West have a sickness, where they believe that the West should be punished for colonizing the world. The punishment and penance is now allowing the Third Worlders to move into Western countries and take them over block by block. All white countries must now be “multicultural” until the day that “white privilege” is erased and white people become a minority in Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, the US…the list goes on.
This is the Age of Tribalism and Revenge Colonialism. Let’s call it what it is.
I don’t see DOOM! though. That’s largely because things never work out for the Left the way the Left wants…and I believe the Left is only really good at causing chaos and tearing things down, but the Left has no capacity for making a “new world order” stick.
What’s going to happen is something like this:
* One of the smaller Western countries will fall to Islam and there will be a civil war. Probably the Netherlands or Denmark. Muslims will execute the royal family and round up the elite in the country and slaughter them. An Islamic flag aspiring to be part of a Caliphate will fly over that country. This will happen in our lifetimes, in probably the next 20 years.
* There will be civil wars in Britain and France and Germany. Chaos. Bloodshed. The conquering of the Netherlands/Denmark will ignite this, as the Muslim colonies in other Western countries are inspired to try takeovers there too. I think they’ll jump the gun, though. Islam is not a religion but is instead an ideology like Nazism and it has a built-in conquest plan that’s based on incremental movements and the patience to outlive, outlast, and outbreed targeted enemies. But, modern Islamists seem to move faster in the age of Twitter and Facebook and all that…and so they jump the gun and reveal themselves (and their true intentions) before their enemy is completely weakened.
* We’ll have another World War, where it’s the West on many fronts fighting Islam’s fifth column in Western countries. This will be unlike any World War ever seen, because the fighting will be completely within Western countries, as each one fights the Islamic Fifth Column within their own country.
* There will be a decades-long period of suffering, privation, austerity, and darkness all over the world, as the West is no longer able to keep the peace and maintain stability in other places, as the West is completely absorbed with its own fight for survival against Islam.
* The United States will not be in the position to save the day as it has in the past, because the Fifth Column of Leftists here keeps weakening us by importing millions of Third Worlders into our country and onto our welfare dole. I’m not entirely sure, but I think the point of open borders and unchecked colonization of the US is to import as many poor people as possible so that America is impoverished and bankrupted. I think that’s how the Left wants to conquer us. Aside from Michigan, there’s no chance of Islam conquering any areas of the US, but as noted colonies like the one in Orland Park, Illinois are growing and I believe that’s happening all across the country. I don’t think the Left feels confident it can import enough Muslims to topple the US…but they can change American demographics enough that the US becomes kind of like Venezuela in the end. Change the culture, change the demographics, remove the United States as it exists currently and replace it with something else.
What’s the end game?
I wonder if remnants of the Soviet Union are behind all this. Remember the TV show Get Smart? In the late 80s/early 90s the show tried to come back for a revival on FOX (which lasted just a few episodes). But I remember watching the pilot. The original Get Smart was set in the Cold War…and the continuation was set after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Only, the KGB-like entity that the Get Smart characters were up against still existed. The Soviet agents just rebranded and continued their work, even if they weren’t being given official orders anymore because the USSR was gone. But they kept thinking of clever ways to destroy America and continued doing what they were trained to do.
I wonder if that’s what’s been happening here since the 1990s. The Soviet Union seeded our country with operatives. The current TV show The Americans is about this. There were moles put into positions of influence in both government and private corporations. What if after Moscow stopped issuing these people orders they just continued doing things they felt were the logical next steps…and they continued recruiting and building their networks.
By 2015, these people really have no connection or loyalty to Russia…but they just keep doing the things they do to destroy America because that’s what’s in their DNA. I think they want to watch the world burn and don’t really care about the aftermath or what comes next. I believe they just want to see if they can succeed, and they don’t know how to live any other way but to do these things.
This is like how when one issues that the Left fundraises off of is resolved, another two will sprout so that the fundraising doesn’t stop. Let’s look at the racket that is the “gay community” for instance. When I first moved to Chicago, gay groups raised a lot of money off of three things: (1) Don’t Ask Don’t Tell being repealed, (2) Gay Marriage, and (3) AIDS. In the last two years, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and Gay Marriage ended as issues in Illinois. Fundraising was obliterated. A lot of people working in political ranks lost their jobs because the issues they specialized in disappeared (like the Soviet Union collapsing). Those operatives don’t know how to do anything else but agitate, criticize, and raise money for specific causes like Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and Gay Marriage.
So, now there’s a big push for young guys to not worry about AIDS and to not use condoms. There’s a huge and concerted movement to teach young gay men that AIDS is something that they should not be scared of because “a cure is just around the corner” and “AIDS meds are easy and fun to take now”. So, young guys are acting like it’s the back room at Studio 54 again. Peer pressure is mounting for them to go back to the condom-less, STD-spreading days of the 70s. Why is that? Why on Earth would anyone want another explosion of AIDS infections?
Could it be because the Left needs a new fundraising surge from gay men (and the elite who feel good about themselves for being an “ally” of the “gay community”)? There are no coincidences when it comes to the Left.
Right now, gay bars are struggling in Chicago. Some that have been open for decades have shut down. New ones that opened in their places last a few months and shutter. Millennial gays think bars are crowded and gross and they find their hookups on Grindr. The bars are big fundraisers for Democrats. As the bars lose power and status and influence, Democrats lose that gay ATM. And now suddenly AIDS is making a giant comeback. Just when Democrats need gays to coalesce again behind an issue. Just when the bars need customers to come back. Just a coincidence. Nothing to see here folks.
Will the Left succeed?
Again, I don’t think the Left will triumph in the end. But I think it will get very ugly and needless suffering will fall on everyone. This is what always happens. And it’s happening in Western countries now, but it’s not being directed by any central Leftist brain. There isn’t one person behind all of these different things. Instead, it’s hundreds or thousands of different Leftist groups and millions of Leftists who each individually see a way to profit from chaos.
With Islam, the Leftist elite see the chaos that Muslims bring when they colonize as a way to gain power. The agitation and disruption to society that Muslims create is a way for Leftists to themselves create opportunities for slipping in and enacting various things that would have been impossible for them to try if the Muslims hadn’t created the chaos and division. This is that mentality of not allowing any crisis to go to waste. Since the West is relatively safe from external foes, the Left is importing Muslims into the West to be that fifth column to cause daily chaos. The chaos is the engine of change needed for the Left to seize more power and engage in more schemes.
In the US, the chaos agent is the importation of millions of illiterate Third World peasants and criminals. The Leftists see this as a way to create new divisions and tensions, because divisions and tensions mean profits for the Left. It means jobs for the political operatives and community organizers. Look at the gay community in Chicago as an example and microcosm: when the issues that create divisions and agitation are removed and a peace and contentment falls over a community, the businesses and organizations that thrived on and drove the agitation lose power and disappear. That’s bad for Democrats. So, new issues and divisions and agitation need to be created to keep the Democrats’ fundraising rolling. Since America has no external enemies that Americans fear since the Cold War ended, the Left is creating divisions and chaos with the colonization of America by the Third World.
All of this works so long as white people stay meek little cheese-nibbling mice and are afraid to stand up to it and speak out about what’s going on. The Left gets away with this stuff so long as people in the middle class still want to have the elite’s blessing and favor. It’s shocking that this is true, but Americans are obsessed with what people think of them. They are afraid of being called names if they stand up to what the elite is doing. They see what happens to people like Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh or whoever that stand up to the Left: they don’t want to be called dumb or be mocked. They don’t want to be attacked. They are just quiet little mice who want to nibble their cheese in peace.
So, the Left wins until the cheese is threatened. I call this “dibs”. It is the single greatest revelation I ever had since moving to Chicago. “Dibs” is a Chicago concept that did not exist in Cleveland where I grew up. You do not mess with “dibs”.
Dibs is this remarkable phenomenon that happens here as soon as it snows even a little bit. One quarter of an inch of snow is fine, the equivalent of some powdered sugar leftover on your kitchen table after making donuts. Once that hits the ground, meek Chicagoans who are lazy and will never do anything to stand up to the terrible things the government here does will suddenly grow a pair and get very bold. Once “dibs” starts and there’s a little snow on the ground, these little mice come out of their homes with old pieces of furniture, giant buckets, orange cones, and all kinds of other trash and they effectively annex public property and take it over for the next three months. They lay claim to the public street in front of their homes for the remainder of winter and are prepared to fight people for those parking spaces. If anyone moves any of the junk that these mice put in the street in front of their houses, there will be physical brawls. The offending car that “stole” their space (that they called “dibs” on with the giant bucket) will be vandalized. And the police will not respond and will not write reports because this is filed under “dibs” and the City is afraid to fight “dibs”.
I find all of this both amusing and heartening.
These people in Chicago’s neighborhoods allow Rahm Emanuel to be Mayor. They allow the politicians in Cook County to be the most corrupt and vile in the nation. They allow Illinois to be the business-killing cesspool that it’s become. So, they are lazy and don’t want to be involved and are fearful and never want to stick their necks out. But, boy, if you threaten to take away something that they have laid claim to, a whole different side of them shows its face. You threaten to take the cheese away from that mouse and it becomes a lion. You don’t mess with “dibs”.
And that’s where all this is heading.
Unfortunately, Muslims and the other Third World colonists will have to do enough damage in the West so things get to the point that the cheese-nibbling little mice feel that their cheese is being threatened. And then BAM!, they will wake up and push back and the Muslims and colonists won’t know what hit them. There will be a lot of fighting. It will be messy and bloody and destructive. But I believe in the end the mice-turned-into-lions will win…and we’ll have another 50 years of relative peace, before the cycle starts again.
The Left exists to agitate. It’s very good at it. The lazy and apathetic people of the West allow the Left to agitate. Maybe some of them even think the Left’s antics are interesting. But when things boil over and the lazy and apathetic people start to see things they laid claim to threatened, then the Left (and all its proxies) loses.
I think we’re maybe 5 years away from that.
What happened in Paris yesterday was certainly not the last straw that wakes people up…but as more attacks by Islam like this happen, more of the little mice will wake up to what’s going on. And when enough realize that their collective cheese is being threatened by the Muslim colonists…then BAM!
It’s just unfortunate that it’s so hard to wake these mice up and that the BAM! never seems to come soon enough.
It’s now 2015.
I didn’t think I’d live to see it…so, I choose today to celebrate all of its possibilities and potential.
We live in challenging, but interesting times.
Both the Left and the Vichy-like Cocktail Party GOP establishment are at their zenith of power. That’s troubling, but remember that the Left is only good at seizing power and tearing things apart…and it’s not good at holding power for long. We’re a country of “dibs”…where Americans feel good about themselves for tolerating nonsense for a while, right up until that nonsense threatens to take away things that belong to them. That’s why socialism and communism will never work here, no matter how hard the Left tries to push them. In Chicago, as soon as the first dusting of snow hits the ground, for the next three months all-out-war will be waged for parking spaces on the street, with homeowners dragging junk from their garages to call “dibs” on the spaces in front of their houses. The City is powerless to stop this. If you’re driving along and see an empty spot that has an old kitchen chair with a broom balanced on it, guarding the spot for someone who called “dibs”, and you move that chair and broom to take the spot…well, you’ll come back later to find your windows broken or your tires slash (or if not, you’d be smart to wonder if your brake lines were cut). The police won’t investigate the damage to your car, either. They’ll just ask you why you did not respect “dibs”.
In a country where vandalism and property damage are brushed away by a cop asking, “Well, did they call dibs with an old chair or something?”, I find it hard to believe that Americans are going to be okay with the massive burdens of Obamacare that will hit this year. Conveniently, these have been delayed by executive order until after the 2014 elections. All sorts of things hit the fan this year. It’s going to be fireworks.
If you believe the Left is fundamentally wrong and also incompetent, as I do, then you should see 2015 as us collectively entering into the last phase of the Left’s occupation. I have always believed that 95% of the things that the Left has done to America since 2008 were only possible because white people are scared to challenge blacks, and having a black standard bearer in Obama has allowed them impunity. That ends soon. Really, it ends in the summer of 2016 when a new Democrat nominee is chosen to lead the party. If it’s not a black person, then the Left won’t be able to keep doing the things it’s been doing.
People don’t care about cries of “sexism” or “misogyny” if they don’t do what a woman wants them to do. And there’s no emotional pressure to do what a Spanish-speaking person wants everyone to do. Black people are magical in our culture, where they can simultaneously claim to be perpetual victims but also enjoy all the benefits that come with white people living in abject terror of being called “Rayciss” for criticizing or standing up to them. It’s why white people will allow themselves to be beaten and robbed and not even want to call the police, for fear of being branded “Rayciss” for having a problem with black thugs nearly killing them.
The media (of course) never talks about this, but Democrats lose a very formidable advantage as the era of “the historic and unprecedented first black president” comes to its ignominious end.
I pray every day that Republicans wise up and are smart enough to run Ben Carson in 2016. He’s who I want to be the next President…and the absolute chaos he would create for Democrats would be a rollicking circus that we could enjoy for years to come. Black people are the most racist people in our country, as established by the fact that Obama’s approval rating amongst blacks remains something like 95%…but none of that hope and change Obama promised back in 2008 was ever delivered and black people’s lives are worse today under his regime than they ever were before. Still, he’s the same color as them so they still support him…and are always on deck ready to shout “Rayciss!” at anyone who criticizes his presidency.
This foolishness can be so easily turned against Democrats. I believe if a black Republican heads the ticket in 2016 that blacks will race-vote like they always do…only this time Democrats won’t benefit from it. A white person on the Decmorats’ ticket (especially a woman) versus a black man on the Republican side would mean disaster for the Democrat party.
Is the GOP smart enough to see that? I don’t think any of us should hold our breaths.
My big goal in 2015 is to finally understand why the Cocktail Party GOP Establishment does the stupid things that it does. There has to be a reason. They support the unregulated importation of whole villages of Third World peasants into the country…even though those people will end up as Democrat voters, for sure, as Democrats intend to keep those people poor, Spanish-speaking, and dependent on welfare for survival. Yet, the Cocktail Party is in league with the Left on this mass-importation of Central American colonists. Why? When the nation is clearly clamoring for Republicans to stand up to the Left, why do people like John Boehner race to do whatever the Obama Regime wants? Don’t they see that everything the regime is doing is designed to ensure that Republicans never win another presidential election again? Is being the minority party and out of power so lucrative to the Republican elite that they want to see America impoverished and pushed towards socialism/communism…just because the dachas they’ve been promised somewhere are so opulent that they can’t wait to enjoy their expected rewards in the Left’s new world order?
I think a lot of anger is going to manifest in 2015 and that the Left and the Cocktail Party GOP Establishment are going to suffer for it. It’s sad that we have to go through this, but those Obamacare changes to people’s insurance plans and corresponding bills are going to wipe out so many families. I hope that they and all of their friends and relatives wake up at that point and realize how often and aggressively Democrats lied to them back in 2009 and 2010 (and how the Cocktail Party did nothing to stop any of this from happening).
I don’t see 2015 being a year when the Left can get any more traction than it’s already had. I think instead that it will be a year of angrily lashing out, like a demon that is cornered and knows the exorcist is coming. This will be fascinating to watch. Leftists enjoy wielding power and using the various branches of government against their enemies. They waited decades for something like the Obama Regime to be able to do this…and at some point in 2015 I think they are going to realize that their time in power is ending.
It’s going to be fun, actually, to watch the all-out Democrat Civil War that ensues between the Left and the Clinton Remnant in the party ranks. The Left will want Elizabeth Warren to be the nominee and is already working to screw Hillary Clinton over again, the way they did in 2008. The Clintons are making all the same mistakes they did back in 2008, which is to be expected. I love Hillary Clinton as a historic figure and I’m fond of her on a personal level…but she is not the Machiavellian strategist that Republican fantasies always painted her to be. Can you like a person and admire her tenacity but still admit she has proved not to be the calculating genius that collectively we were all promised she would be? I think so.
The Left stole the nomination from her in 2008, which still breaks my heart because Hillary would have made a much better president than Obama and we would not be in many of the messes we are in now solely for the fact that Hillary is not the tool of the Left that Obama willingly chooses to be. There are people who will never accept that reality…and those are the same people who will never stop to wonder why the Left is so gung-ho for Elizabeth Warren and so anti-Hillary. Have you ever stopped to think that maybe it’s because the Left knows that Hillary will not do crazy radical things as President but Elizabeth Warren would? Essentially, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush would have the exact same presidency. The two are completely interchangeable. Elizabeth Warren would be an Obama third term.
Which is why I want to work to elect Ben Carson as the 45th President. Or Ted Cruz. Those are my top two picks for 2016 and who I hope to be working ground game for in the next 18 months. I do want to see Hillary as the Democrats’ next nominee, though. Shutting the Left back in the attic and moving Democrats back toward the center is good for everyone. She earned the right to be the first female presidential nominee of either part and should be given that place in history. But I don’t want any more Democrats in the White House…and I don’t want someone like Jeb Bush who’d be a Democrat in the White House in everything but name.
I think our challenges going forward are manageable in 2015.
I feel the way I do after a huge thunderstorm has swooped through Chicago and rolled on to somewhere else. It’s morning on a new day and I’m looking outside at all the downed trees and the sparking power wires. The streets are flooded though the rain has stopped. My apartment building is no longer shaking in the gale force winds, though it’s cold and desolate outside and every yard looks shellshocked and abused. Litter and junk has blown around everywhere and I know a lot of cleaning up needs to be done. But, we survived it. We’re still here. And there won’t be a storm like that again in my lifetime (I hope).
This new year is going to be challenging. But the energy is different from 2014 and 2013 and 2012 before that. I hope you see that…and I hope today you already have ideas in mind for doing your part to defeat both the Left and the Cocktail Party GOP Establishment in equal measure and make America great again.
Happy New Year!