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Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter

What happens when you combine one of my favorite cartoonists, a heated election, and a prediction of a Trump victory.  In Win Bigly, author Scott Adams tells the story of how he predicted very early on that Donald Trump would win the election.  It is very unusual for someone famous to appear to side with Trump or any Republican for that matter.  Before Adams got too far into the book, he did take some time to establish his politics…I guess you’d call him Libertarian-ish.

The Memo

So now that the “Memo” is out and the Republicans (all but the never-Trumpers) are calling fowl and the Demoncrats are throwing the kitchen sink at it to discredit it…where do we stand.  I for one don’t think anyone will pay the price for crimes that seem evident if even half of the claims in the memo are true.  That’s the problem in America today.  There seems to be an unspoken agreement between changes of power to NOT investigate or at least not to prosecute the sins of the previous administration.  The Demoncrats claimed all sorts of misdoings by the Bush administration, yet when they took power, and they had both houses of Congress, they did nothing.

Dossier Boiled Dowh-ish

This seems about the most comprehensive explanation that we have. I believe that we will never know the whole truth and that only some minor folks will be scape-goated.  Please take the time to read the entire article at The Epoch Times.  Wonder if Ms. Streep and Mr. hanks will ever make a movie about this corruption “at the highest levels of government.”

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Get Over It

trump-winsAs I’ve watched the news, read the papers, and listened to the radio over the past week since Donald J. Trump was elected to be our next President of the United States (POTUS), a few things strike me…well more than a few, but here they go:

  1. I am still in awe about how President-elect Trump suddenly became a racist, homophobe, woman-hating, muslim bashing, red neck as soon as became a threat to actually compete for the presidency.  The guy has been in the public eye for decades and I’ve never heard a peep about how bad he is/was until he became a Republican.  Hell even most establishment Republicans were against him…and that’s why he won!

Things I Think -September 2015

This is some random things running around my brain itching to get out…

First off…Little Ahmed’s clock. Bill Maher says it best;

Second off…Hilary’s emails; all of the hoopla will amount to nothing. This is all about getting the story out of the way long before the general election. Next May she’ll be able to say it’s a vast right-winged conspiracy and we’ve been through all of that. She is Peanuts’ Lucy yanking the ball yet again away from the Republican stooges trying to play nice to the cameras. The only chink in Hilary’s armor is Obama and how much he dislikes the Clintons. He could really screw her.

News Briefs – Volume XXII

News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…

Brief 1: What are the REAL chances of meaningful tort reform in the United States when one of the men responsible for that task files a lawsuit. Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is suing the company that runs the cafeteria at the Longworth House Office Building. The suit claims that his veggie sandwich “contained dangerous substances, namely an olive pit, that a consumer would not reasonably expect to find in the final product served.” So when you get something with olives it is not reasonable to possibly find a pit once in a while? Since when is an olive pit a “dangerous substance?” Kucinich is only asking for $150,000 to cover his “permanent dental and oral injuries requiring multiple surgical and dental procedures,” and he also wants compensation for his pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment. I can imagine the heartfelt testimony as Kucinich describes his crippling fear of olives and not even being able to stand the sight of Popeye’s girlfriend.  Perhaps it would have been more fitting if the dangerous substance had been a nut.

True American Heroes – Carrie Prejean

The Miss USA Pageant is not high on the list of anyone’s must see television.  It seems like a kind of antiquated show from the past.  Many probably did not know that it was even still on the air.  My only real memory of the contest was when long-time host Bert Parks sang the theme song as that year’s winner took her victory lap.  Actually thanks to Glenn Beck this morning, I learned that there is actually a Miss America Pageant (that’s the one Bert Parks hosted) and Miss USA Pageant (Trump’s version).