Just In Case You Thought…


… that we could never degenerate into a third-world, tinpot dictatorship, you should be aware of this:

Those are a couple of headlines from the DrudgeReport. Remember this is the same IRS that stole millions of man-hours of political activity and speech from Conservative groups in the run-ups to the 2008, 2010 and 2012 elections.

Yes, that is the same kind of thing you expect to see in third-world, tinpot dictatorships, but not in America.

Tell me again, what substantive difference is there between the Obama Administration and the Mafia?

– xPraetorius

Democrats’ Ace Up The Sleeve, 2014: Voter Fraud (Part II)


In this post here, we brought up an extremely important point: the “mis-calibrated” voting machines that are making us all go, “Ah hah!” are nothing more than smokescreens.

Here’s a link that shows what I’m talking about. This one happened in Illinois, and they found more machines doing the same thing in Baltimore.

Here’s why it’s all a smoke screen, quoting from the piece linked at top:

This is actually a smoke screen. I have developed lots of software in my day. The really important stuff happens way behind the scenes. I could very easily develop a program that would take what the voting machine is collecting and, say, switch random Republican votes to Democrat. I could very easily make it nearly impossible to detect. When we all go, “Ah hah!” and focus our attention on what’s happening on the screen, we then ignore what happens after the voter goes away.

After the voter goes away, and everyone who caught and reported the “mis-calibrated” voting machines, figures they brought the crooks to the attention of the authorities… after that… that’s when the mischief would start.

As I said above, I could write the code it a million different ways if I wanted to and, again, make it nearly undetectable. Heck, why would you even think of it?!? After all, we just finished focusing all our attention on the legerdemain on the voting screen, while the voter fraud magician was changing the votes after the voter hit/clicked/tapped the final button to “register” his vote.

Heck, I could write my program so that it did its stuff some random time after the voter leaves, and no one would be the wiser. I could even “calibrate” :) my program depending on what the polls show. Is the Democrat down by five points in the polls? No problem! I’ll change a random seven percent of Republican votes to Democrat and give my crook a two-point victory.

Is my vote thief down by only a point or two in the polls? No problem! I’ll change my program to give my crook 4.75% of votes that don’t really belong to him. Just enough to make the difference. Or: is my corrupt dude unexpectedly up in the actual voting? I’ll make my program go dormant.

Conversely: Is my thieving guy down even more than projected? No problem! I’ll increase the percentage of random Republican votes I turn into Democrat votes… on the fly!

Is the hour getting close to the time when the polls close? No problem. I’ll make my program delete itself from any storage on the machine, and then from memory. Heck, my Democrat candidate doesn’t even have to know that we’re stealing the election on his behalf! This could all be decided at a level way, way higher than locally.

All that would be laughably easy. Making it practically undetectable would be even easier. Wanna know what’s the very first thing I’d do to make it undetectable? Make some obvious voter fraud thing happen that would draw everyone’s attention to it. Like, for example, changing random Republican votes to Democrat right there on the screen.

The important news about the unimportant vote changing things happening visibly on voting machine screens around the country: proof that it can be done, and that it is being done. That means that the corrupt programmer probably has corrupted the machines.

Like I said… Obama’s just sitting there, grinning, saying: “Quit your worrying, guys… I got this!”

– xPraetorius

Democrats’ Ace Up The Sleeve, 2014: Voter Fraud


Never let it be said that the Democrat Party is ever at a loss for dirty tricks to play at election time.

Are the voters tired of the fraudulent “War on Women?” Have the voters stopped trusting the slavish “news” media? Were we all warned about an “October Surprise” too early? Are the voters really ticked off that the economy stinks and ISIS goons are cutting off American’s heads in Iraq? Are we just a bit peeved that everything in the freakin’ world has gone downhill since January 20, 2009? Are we tired of the bad news that just gives way to worse news, followed closely by awful news, before we hear the horrid news? Do almost all of us — including blacks, whites, Hispanics, young people, old people, and everyone else, really think it’s time for Obama just to go away into early retirement? And to bring his loony-tune pals Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi with him?

No problem!

In this post here, we said that Barack Obama is really sitting in the Oval Office with his feet up on the big Resolute Desk. He’s got that big, goofy grin on his face, and he’s saying, “Stop worrying, guys… I got this!”

Here are the latest of what are now daily headlines in the DrudgeReport:

  • VIDEO: Illinois… In which we see “mis-calibrated” voting machines that are actually switching votes from Republican to Democrat.(1)
  • OBAMA JOKES: ‘You Can Only Vote Once. This Isn’t Chicago’… Tee hee hee! The jokes on all of us… you can vote lots and lots and lots of times — if, that is, you’re not registered to vote at all, or you’re an illegal immigrant, or you’re dead… but in all cases, you have to vote Democrat, because they’re the ones giving you all those extra votes, of which we — you know, the ones who work for a living? — get only one. The reason Obama made this little funny is because he knows how they vote in Chicago, and in so many other cities, where elections are really won — many, many times, and long after they’re dead. What’s more, Obama has no worry whatsoever that anyone will ever be arrested and thrown in the hoosegow for years  for it.
  • Alderman offers prizes for vote…  Here’s a picture of the Alderman in question:

While the article doesn’t mention her party, she’s a black woman Alderman in Chicago. See if you can guess to what party she belongs. (A quick google search indicates that, indeed, the woman is from the party of voter fraud and corruption, the Democrat Party.)

Here’s a fun little one: La Raza Circulates State-By-State Guide On Where To Vote Without ID… Who says you can’t vote in an American election if you’re not a citizen?!? You gonna let a little thing like democracy or the law of actually finding out what the American people think?!? Heck no! You got the right, man! You need to vote for the people who are going to give you the fruits of someone else’s labor! How else are you gonna survive?

– xPraetorius


Notes:

(1) This is actually a smoke screen. I have developed lots of software in my day. The really important stuff happens way behind the scenes. I could very easily develop a program that would take what the voting machine is collecting and, say, switch random Republican votes to Democrat. I could very easily make it nearly impossible to detect. When we all go, “Ah hah!” and focus our attention on what’s happening on the screen, we then ignore what happens after the voter goes away.

We Called This Horror Long Ago…


Right here.

Yep. People favoring the “right” to “abort” a baby after he is born!

There has been a movement in Europe to allow slaughtering babies even long after birth! A year. Or two! One of the college students interviewed in this link thinks it should be okay to murder your “baby” up to five years of age!

And you thought that we weren’t in a degenerating society!

See if you can guess, when this becomes an issue, which party will support “a woman’s right to choose” to slaughter her two-year old.

Yep. The Party of Death. The Democrat Party.

Of course it starts in academia! Those walled-off, isolated, ivy-bedecked, hoary buildings where the students are ever so much smarter than those of us who have actually lived and loved life.

And who, pray tell, has absolutely owned academia — the middle schools preaching the soft socialism of environmentalism; the high schools, where they casually flog anti-Americanism; the colleges and universities where they revere the wackiest of nutball ideas, theories and professors — who has occupied academia and relentlessly walled-out all possibility of diverse or new ideas getting in? Why the leftiest of the leftiest of the left-wing of the … Democrat Party.

– xPraetorius

 

 

This Should Be A Good Read … If Unsurprising


Sharyl Atkisson: Stonewalled

Sharyl Atkisson: Stonewalled

Ex-CBS reporter’s book reveals how liberal media protects Obama…

The subhead: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.

“Transparent administration?”

Hogwash! A risible fraud.

The Obama Administration is nothing more than the usual corrupt, dissembling, mafia-style Democrat administration. Remember Bill Clinton and the more than 500 people who fled the country rather than be prosecuted for corruption? Obama learned well.

– xPraetorius

When Bushies blew a CIA cover, it was ‘treason'; now, it’s a mistake | WashingtonExaminer.com


When Bushies blew a CIA cover, it was ‘treason'; now, it’s a mistake | WashingtonExaminer.com.

Yep.

One of the most serious problems in this, the greatest country that has ever existed, is outlined above.

It’s: media corruption.

 

– xPraetorius

Seriously…What the FREAKIN’ Heck?!?


It’s worth repeating: there is not a single, solitary thing anywhere in the world that has improved as a result of Barack Obama’s having been President of the United States.

How on earth can it be that there is one single, solitary Democrat who is secure in his electoral fortunes in this election cycle?

Are we Americans all morons? Or just the 47% who are collecting gobs of “government” “benefits” and cash and are automatic Democrat votes?

Or, are the American media just thoroughly corrupt and dishonest?

I mean, have you freakin’ looked around you?!?

Are you really happy with what you see?

Don’t go to the mall — you might get ebola! Don’t go to the freakin’ shoe store — a bloodthirsty terrorist might shoot you down!

Nice job, Barack!

Oh, and don’t go to work… you might get laid off. Or you might lose your “benefits,” for having gone back to work and claimed what remained of the tattered shreds of your dignity.

– xPraetorius

The Fix is In (Part II)


We told how the fix is in, here.

But, wait! There’s more!

Of all the groups or the identifiable groups, from which people worry there might come election/voter fraud this year, not one is a Republican-leaning group.

  • Illegal aliens? Heavily Democrat-favoring. Ineligible to vote, look for them to vote in large numbers, especially in key states.
  • College students? Democrat-favoring. Documented to vote frequently in the town of their college, and in their home town.
  • Residents of inner-city precincts. Extremely fertile Democrat vote-stealing territory.
  • Dead people? Oddly enough all of them are Democrat voters!

There’s not a single, solitary, blessed Republican-leaning group in the country — of more than 300 million people! — that anyone even remotely suspects of being ready or willing, or even able, to commit election/voter fraud.

Not one.

  • Tea Party? Squeaky, squeaky clean.
  • Gun owners? Just as squeaky clean.
  • Church-goers? Uhhhhh…no. Squeakier clean. (Squeaky cleaner?)
  • Married women and men? Nope.
  • Suburbanites? Uhhhhhhhhh… no.

We all have to face it… the worse the polls look for the Democrats, the greater will be their efforts to steal the election from the voters.

Look how bad it looks for the Democrats now. If you wake up on Wednesday the 5th of November, and the Senate is still under the iron fist of Harry Reid, and the GOP has picked up five or so seats in the House, you will know you have been robbed.

Here’s an interesting link: Illegal Alien Mass Voter Fraud Discovered in FL…

But, don’t worry… it’s not as if it’s an important state. And it’s not as if the freedoms being stolen belong to anyone important…

Want more? How ’bout: 4 Dem Officials Plead Guilty To Election Fraud: Court Ordered DNA Samples

Here’s a fun little one: Obama Supporters Criminally Charged With Voter Fraud – 3/13/2013. This woman — an Obama supporter, of course. Surprise, surprise! — voted six times! But, “Don’t worry,” she explained, “It’s okay.”

Whew! I was thinking that it wasn’t ok! What a relief!

- * -

Trust me, I hope and pray that I’m wrong. If so, I’ll be happy to eat crow — publicly in these pages.

Please note: there is a way to stop them. You and I can watch out for the corruption and report it as soon as we see it. Film it too. Make sure the cell phone camera is charged. Don’t call just the authorities… call the media too. Call everyone. We don’t need James O’Keefe — we need an army of James O’Keefes. And a backup army of Andrew Breitbarts.

Don’t stand for it. Not now; not ever.

 

– xPraetorius

The Fix is In


Drudge Headline: AGAIN: Maryland Voting Machines Changing Republican Votes — To Dem!

Key words: “Again” and “Changing Republican Votes — To Dem!

It’s a “calibration” issue, you see.

Yuh. right.

Interesting how all these things always — 100%, not a single exception, every, single time — give extra votes to … the Democrats. There’s never even been one story of a “mis-calibrated” voting machine that switched a vote from “D” to “R.”

Not that I’m surprised.

Obama must be lounging around the White House, a whiskey in one hand, a cigarette in the other, going, “Stop worrying, guys… I got this!”

– xPraetorius

NPR Watch (10/28/14)


It’ll be a short one today…


Item 1:

Listening to National Public Radio this morning on the way to work. I almost drove off the road from laughter when I heard what I heard.

Remember: if you take NPR as comedy, they’re tolerable to listen to. Otherwise, though, if you’re a thinking man, it’s purest anguish to listen to their tortured affectation, their sanctimonious just-look-how-good-we-are-ness, and their lame, lame, lame, LAME attempts at easy, breezy humor, and the constant — trying waaaaay too hard — efforts to show us that they’re sooooooooo much smarter, hipper, just all ’round cooler than you or I, but they’re also just like you and me, just plain folks.(1)

But, I digress…

So, what caused me nearly to run off the road, you say? Each morning they run a feature that focuses on the economics around the world. I forget what they call it — Planet Money, or some such — and the host is one David Brancaccio, their former host for the afternoon version of the same thing, “Marketplace.”

Today, the host mentioned that recently oil prices have been falling, and that the drop has been affecting BP’s (the former British Petroleum, now just “BP”) profits. He was interviewing someone or other who was going to pronounce on the topic, when Brancaccio uttered the following howler, in the form of a question to the interviewee: “Tell me again why the drop in prices would affect BP’s profits.”

Huh?

Did I really just hear that from someone who’s supposed to be the host of a radio program on economics?!? I figured I might have been missing something when the interviewee showed that, no, I’d heard it all correctly. He said something to the effect of, “Well, when prices drop less money comes in, and profits go down.”

Yep.

Guess that might just be what happens…

Good thing I was paying attention, or I might just be pulling myself out of that ditch at this very moment. After I’d stopped laughing, of course.

Remember: these so-called élite news people at NPR don’t know any more than you or I who simply pay attention to things; and they usually know a lot less. All style and no substance, they are by far the worst disseminators of “news” in the broadcast media. Last point: as we’ve said here before: you come out of an NPR “news” broadcast less informed than you went in.


Item 2:

NPR did a teaser about a feature to come in their afternoon show, focusing on Kansas where Republican Sam Brownback has been governor and is in a tough bid for re-election.

“Brownback,” intoned Melissa Block(2) “implemented a Republican’s dream program: tax cuts and cuts in spending. It should have, he said, led to an economic boom, but in reality the opposite happened.”

Now, let’s see. First, since National Public Radio has said that the opposite happened, there’s a good chance that exactly what was intended happened; or, some time is required before the actual benefits kick in; or as in 1981 and ’82 nationally, there needed to be bit of a downturn before the dramatic upturn; or what NPR describes as “failure,” any sane person would call “success.”

One thing is certain, though — there’s one whole heckuva lot more to the story than what NPR will tell you.

That’s Part 1 of Item 2.

Part 2 of Item 2 is: Can you imagine NPR reporting on a Democrat elected to the governorship of a state, with a friendly legislature and the ability to enact his agenda practically without opposition, and that agenda not achieving the stated intent? As has happened, oh, a zillion times before? Of course not. I mean, it’s not as if it’s difficult to find such stories. How’s California lookin’ these days? Illinois?


They’re lookin’ not so hot. See if you can guess what those two basket case states might have in common with Connecticut.

If, by some accident, NPR is reporting accurately about Kansas, then it’s the surprise of the story that’s newsworthy. Maybe that’s why they are covering it. Maybe it’s just that we expect dreary failure, misery, despair and poverty from Democrats, so it’s just no longer newsworthy. I’ll have to look into that.

Democrats always come to office promising jobs, jobs, jobs, and opportunity and prosperity and all-good-things. Then they enact the typical Democrat agenda which kills jobs, squashes opportunity and brings about all-bad-things. All while proclaiming what a great job they’re doing.

Case in point: Connecticut, my once-beloved home state, now an economic basket case, and we’re fixing to re-freakin’-elect the blithering idiot who has contributed mightily to making it the basket case it is.


See? A short one today.

– xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) Yes, the excruciating run-on was intentional… it kind of reflects the rapid-fire realizations I have when I listen to these puffed-up clowns.

(2) Melissa Block: The hostette of the afternoon “news” show, the terribly misnamed “All Things Considered.” It should be: “A Very Limited Range of Things Considered And Even Those Only Very Superficially And From A Left-wing Perspective.” I guess that might be a bit long… “Block” is short for “Blockhead.”(3)

(3) Ok, I guess that was a cheap shot… making fun of someone’s name like that. At the same time, it was fun.

The Dog Whistles of the Democrat Party | makeaneffort


The Dog Whistles of the Democrat Party | makeaneffort.

Mike reveals the American left for what it is: a bunch of “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinners.”(1)

With biting satire that will make every liberal squirm in sweaty discomfort, Mike tells how the left — like cockroaches from a sinking ship — are abandoning the one who brung ‘em to the dance.

Barack Obama has always been leftier than leftier than left. Obama’s a dude who made George McGovern look like a “reasonable moderate.”

The left knew that Obama would make a shambles of America. They simply hoped he wouldn’t do it at election time — and that the rest of the world would cooperate.

Oops.

The problem with the American left? They’re a bunch of blithering, slack-jawed, IQ-deprived, drooling, slope-headed, Neanderthal, reactionary half-wits.

Remember, these are the people who ran sniveling to academia because ditch-digging was too cerebral for them. And too useful.

– xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol

NPR Watch: Softening Us Up (10/27/14)


Yep. You know how it goes. Listening to National Public Radio this morning on the way to work.

Today’s nitwittery from NPR was meant to soften us up for the loss of the Senate by the Republicans.

On comes the traditional feature about the Democrats’ great, mysterious “ground game.” This is their vaunted “get out the vote” effort that they launch every election cycle.

It should be called: “get out the voter fraud.”

We detailed what they do in these pages (Search: “Here Come the Dirty Tricks” in our search box). It’s pretty impressive if you happen to admire vast, sprawling, corruption in the electoral system.

In this case, NPR was talking about how the political organizations use highly sophisticated data mining techniques to know just what doors to knock on, just whom to contact and when, so that they get out and vote.

Hogwash! Sure they do that, and they show it to the press who eat it up, because it makes the press feel smart and important. But that’s all a feint. Much more important than that are the Democrats’ ballot-stuffing initiatives and their ability to get dead people, college students and union thugs to vote numerous times per election. Even more impressive is there ability to get more people to vote in a district than are registered to vote there and then to get the press to shut up about it.

Some estimates indicate that the corruption and voter fraud alone can represent up to 10 percent of the vote, but averages closer to two – five percent. All of it is on the Democrat side of the ledger.

That means that the Democrats start out with, on average, a two to five percent purely voter fraud advantage in every election they contest. The result: they win — steal — all the close ones, and make the not-so-close ones a lot closer. We already indicated how they then win, by fraud and legal machinations, those elections that get tossed into the recount hopper.

There is a hyper-strong current running against the Democrats this election cycle, yet there are close races everywhere, with Democrats even favored to win some. If you were to put two buttons in Americans’ houses today, one labeled with an “R” and the other with a “D,” overwhelmingly Americans would push the “R” button. By a huge margin.

Yet, you are going to see that the Republicans will win only about half of those close Senate races (our prediction) and not re-take the Senate. The will of the people is that the Republicans, and the Republican vision of reduced government interference in all our lives, should prevail not only this election, but in general.

Yet we are ruled by Democrats.

Democrats, and their willing accomplices in the media, spend a whole lot of their time and money thwarting the will of the people for whom they so operatically claim to fight.

– xPraetorius

Soft Corruption? What’s Another Word for That?


What’s “soft corruption?” Well, if you believe some people, it’s where the son of a sitting Vice President gets waivers all over the place to do things that you and I simply cannot do. Here’s a passage from Wikipedia about Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice-President Joe Biden:

U.S. Naval Reserve[edit]

In May 2013, Biden was selected as a direct commisssion officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve, a program that allows civilians with no prior service to receive a limited duty officer’s commission after attending a two-week class covering topics such as military history, etiquette, and drill and ceremony, in lieu of boot camp. Because Biden was past the cut-off age for the program he needed a waiver. Biden received a second waiver because of a past drug-related incident.[13][14][15][16] One month after commissioning, Biden tested positive for cocaine use and was discharged from the Navy reserve in February 2014.[17]  [Editor's Note: Emphasis added. Really? One month? One freakin' month?!?]

News of Biden’s discharge was not made public and was not first reported until October 2014, after it was revealed to the Wall Street Journal by a Navy official who spoke to the newspaper on condition of anonymity.[17] In a statement released by his attorney, Biden later acknowledged his discharge.[18] A staff editorial in Biden’s hometown newspaper, the News Journal, following the incident described the process by which Biden came to receive the various waivers that allowed him initial entry into the Navy as “soft corruption.”[19]

“Soft corruption.” What does that make you think of?

Me?

If I were to hear that, I’d think that this particular corruption is supposed to be somehow better, than or at least not as bad as, that other corruption… you know, the real corruption. The hard corruption.

Then, you think about it for a bit.

Well… I know I couldn’t get into the navy with a waiver, because my father was just a decent, honest, American working man who fed and cared for his family. And, ya know? If I were to be discharged from the navy due to cocaine use, I suspect I might be in a spot of legal trouble.

What’s another word for “soft corruption?” How about “corruption“?

– xPraetorius

Hillary: ‘Don’t Let Anybody Tell You’ That ‘Businesses Create Jobs’


Hillary: ‘Don’t Let Anybody Tell You’ That ‘Businesses Create Jobs’.

Seriously?

Is the “smartest woman in the world” really just a complete moron?

I think we can demolish the whackadoodle premise of her thought by translating: “Don’t let anybody tell you that your employer hired you.”

– xPraetorius

Patriots Win! (by a lot!)


Patriots beat the Chicago Bears by(1) … well it might as well have been 1,000,000 to 4 — the Bears were never in it, except for about 30 seconds early in the game when the Patriots got only a field goal instead of a touchdown.

Much — not all(2) — is right with the world.

– xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) 51-23

(2) Not by a long stretch! However, it is important to point out the good things, amidst all the freakin’ muck out there! :)

Who Gets the Intelligent Vote? | The Praetorian Writers Group


It’s worth repeating:

Who Gets the Intelligent Vote? | The Praetorian Writers Group.

It’s worth repeating in this election season. Remember, you just might be as qualified — really qualified — to vote … as my cat.

– xPraetorius

Ya Think? The Greatest Threat To American Democracy … EVER


And it’s being whitewashed in front of your very eyes.

Here’s the Drudge headline: WOODWARD: LOTS OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ON OBAMA INVOLVEMENT IN IRS SCANDAL…

For the record, Bob Woodward only half redeems himself here. He says that “if he were younger” he’d sure go on out there and find out what’s what… However, that simply indicts today’s media, and is a cheap, unworthy copout. If there was this kind of wrongdoing — wrongdoing that stole an election — then Woodward has the juice to launch an investigation, even if he’s not the chief investigator.

We covered this at length, but we haven’t yet remarked on the dismissal of the lawsuit by the Conservative groups against the IRS. Not sure, yet(1), of the details, but some federal judge or other said some jackassery like, “Well they’re (the IRS) not doing it anymore, so there’s no further damage being done, so no need for a lawsuit.”

Well, (1) who says they’re not doing it anymore? What in the world makes anyone think they’re not doing it anymore? And (2) — read this well — because they did it, it is perfectly legitimate to say that Barack Obama stole the 2012 election.

Remember when all the polls in 2012 were saying that all the swing states were just “too close to call?” I remember. Yet, Obama “won” (stole?) them all by a significant margin. How could that be? Well: millions of man-hours of political activity prevented, stolen, stripped from Republican, Tea Party and Conservative groups just might have something to do with it, dontcha think?

As of today, the evidence all points to one inescapable conclusion: Obama is an illegitimate President who stole his re-election. If Obama had one teeny, tiny shred of integrity(2), then he’d demand a full investigation that would shine a bright light on the IRS corruption. After all, who would want to go to sleep each night for the rest of his life knowing that he was a fraud?

Well, maybe Obama.

– xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) But, I will be looking into it after the elections.

(2) I know, I know… looking for integrity in a Democrat is a fool’s errand.

 

Dems on FEC move to regulate Internet campaigns, blogs, Drudge | WashingtonExaminer.com


Dems on FEC move to regulate Internet campaigns, blogs, Drudge | WashingtonExaminer.com.

This piece in the Washington Examiner reminds us that your basic freedoms and mine are just an elected Democrat, or an unelected leftist bureaucrat away from being wiped out.

Never forget that America’s left is all in favor of your freedom of speech only if your speech supports their agenda.

Otherwise, if they could, they would shut you down and shut you up in a heartbeat.

They’re trying right now, and they’ve been trying for a very long time. Speech codes and politically correct restrictions on speech are all products of the left.

– xPraetorius

I Was Remiss…


first found George Will’s chilling exposé of Democrat electoral corruption in Wisconsis here. He found it here. And this last guy, the Pundit From Another Planet appears to be the first in our chain of re-blogging.

However, I was sure to find Will’s essay, because both the PFAP and Mike at makeaneffort are keen observers of the world around them, and I learn a lot from their generally excellent contributions to the punditocracy.

My post (here), on the other hand, made it seem as though I found Will’s piece, read it, and from that concluded that Powerful, Influential People Read This Blog.

They do, but Mike and PFAP located Will’s piece first.

Credit where credit is due is important, after all! :)

– xPraetorius

The Fatal Contradictions of the Left


The Left are awash in contradictions that often make their points laughable. All you have to do is look for them. Generally you don’t have to look far.

In this post, for example, from “Selecting Stones,” the author, one “Dawn Occidere” (likely a pseudonym — the name comes from the Italian for “to kill” — a perfect name for a socialist.), goes a long, fairly involved but direct, way to try to make a central point. Then, she can’t prevent herself. Her very last sentence sums up her point, then neatly demolishes it — in the same sentence. Furthermore, she disproves her own point a whole lot more effectively than any debating opponent could.

In the post, Occidere tells of, and quotes extensively from, a video in which John Cantlie, the Briton held hostage by the gibbeing goons of “ISIS,” appears reading a script, presumably prepared by his captors, bemoaning the lack of effort he perceives on the part of the west to negotiate for his release. He may have a point, but that’s not the point that Occidere is trying to make.

Here’s Occidere’s summation containing her point and its own demolition:

The Islamic State, especially with its propensity for decapitation, demonstrates yet again why, as Chairman Mao rightly insisted, religion is poison.

Well, well.

Chariman Mao’s main accomplishment was, of course, making ISIS/ISIL look like a bunch of Campfire Girls as far as torture, murder, beheading are concerned. Mao didn’t simply behead you, his goons liked to torture you extensively first. At some length. If you thought ISIS was peopled by psychotic goons, you should read up on socialism. This is not to take anything away from the bloody gangsters of ISIS, but they have a few tens of millions to go before they catch up with the death toll of socialism. Not that they’re not trying.

Mao, though, preferred that you last for a bit, then die excruciatingly. In this way, he was like his other confrères in socialism: Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot et al… Mao was a brutal, bloodthirsty, psychotic thug whom the brutal, bloodthirsty, psychotic thugs of ISIS/ISIL would hardly fine uncongenial to their way of doing things. The leaders of ISIS/ISIL probably read up extensively on Mao, in admiration of his tactics for bludgeoning a society into near catatonic submission.

Oh, yes… what was that other thing for which Mao was so well-known? Yep, he was an atheist. An atheist responsible for far more deaths, more murders — 60 to 80 million or so — in his 28-year long demented reign of terror, than all the deaths ever attributable to religion — combined, in over 2,000 years. By very far.

The authors of “Selecting Stones” always adopt a snarky, ever-so-much-smarter-than-thou tone, ostensibly, I guess, to try to demonstrate just how far above us all they are. In the post, Occidere makes a remark she thinks ever so clever, about the download that allowed them to get their hands on Cantlie’s video:

For those in the know (i.e., not the State Department), this text is a PGP public key.  PGP in its various guises is the most common software used for personal encryption of data such as emails and files.  Starting from this little clue, investigators from Selecting Stones have been able to get a look into the IT department of the Islamic State, and what they found is truly fascinating tale intrigue, terror, and complete and utter dependence on Microsoft Windows and the Win32 API.

Tee hee hee! What a clever bon mot! A man releases a video in which one can see that he’s doing his desperate best to stay alive and to avoid having a blood-stained baboon saw off his head, and “Dawn Occidere” makes a funny about the operating system being used by the ISIS goons.

Just a load of laughs, that.

Furthermore, in the video you are seeing a man in his last days on earth, before he suffers a hideous, televised death in front of the world. Obviously ISIS can never let him go under any circumstances now, so that he could go home and tell everyone that he was forced to do the videos he did.

The left is a sad, decrepit, utterly morally bankrupt lot of cretins; too clever in their own minds for you and me, you see, but waaaaaaayyy too slack-jawed, drooling stooooopid to see their own contradictions … even when they’re glaringly obvious in front of them.

– xPraetorius

Helden von Morgen – Cornelia Mooswalder — Run — 28.1.2011 – YouTube


Helden von Morgen – Cornelia Mooswalder — Run — 28.1.2011 – YouTube.

A lovely girls sings a song that in its original version has promise, but that the group that made it originally made unlovely (here).

Cornelia makes it lovely, with a truly lovely voice.

Leona Lewis also does it really nicely. Here for example.

Helden von Morgen means “Heroes of the Morning.”

– xPraetorius

This Is The Legacy of Obama


NYC Builders Spend Billions More on Homes in Luxury Boom…

Boston Penthouse Hits Market For Unprecedented $37.5 Million…

Billionaires Buying Up Mega-Ranches…

The ultra-rich get richer, and the middle class and the poor get poorer. This is the way Socialism operates. There is only one way to achieve equality of results, or of outcomes: to dispossess as many as possible, and spread poverty as widely as you can.

There is only one way to achive fairness, to achieve actual justice: that is to spread capitalism. Capitalism is the only system that has ever actually lifted people from the poverty that has characterized all of history.

Socialists spread misery, and force everyone to be “equal” — except, that is for a vastly rich ultra-élite at the top. Capitalists spread opportunity. Real capitalists want everyone to prosper, because if the people don’t prosper, they can’t prosper. The more people prosper, the better the chances for capitalists to prosper. This is a little-known, absolutely iron-clad fact about capitalism.

Obama is the President of the ultra-rich — the only ones who have prospered under his malodorous, corrupt régime.

Powerful, Influential People Read This Blog (Part 24)


In a brilliant essay, the indispensable George Will wrote about the corruption going on in the Wisconsin governor’s race this year. Democrats are trying to bludgeon and bully Republican and Conservative voices into silence, and they’re succeeding.

Here’s the paragraph ripped straight from our pages (here, for instance):

Such misbehavior takes a toll on something that already is in short supply: belief in government’s legitimacy. The federal government’s most intrusive and potentially punitive institution, the IRS, unquestionably worked for Barack Obama’s reelection by suppressing activities by conservative groups. Would he have won if the government he heads had not impeded political participation by many opposition groups? We will never know. [red emphasis added]

Would the race between Walker and Democrat Mary Burke be as close as it is if a process susceptible to abuse had not been so flagrantly abused to silence groups on one side of Wisconsin’s debate? Surely not.

Gangster government — Michael Barone’s description of using government machinery to punish political opponents or reward supporters — has stained Wisconsin, illustrating this truth: The regulation of campaigns in the name of political hygiene (combating “corruption” or the “appearance” of it) inevitably involves bad laws and bad bureaucracies susceptible to abuse by bad people.

I included the last paragraph for Michael Barone’s great term: Gangster Government.

Soon enough, people will begin to refer to Barack Obama’s administration as a … Mafia. In fact, it just might make its debut in these pages!

In fact, I think it just did.

Remember, however: powerful, influential people do read this blog. And, the lawless Obama Administration does act like a Government Mafia. Look for the term elsewhere as well.

– xPraetorius

Prediction: No GOP Senate (Part II)


In this post, here, we said this:

There is no earthly reason there should be even one close nationally prominent race [this election cycle]. Yet there are many close nationally prominent races. Every Democrat Senator or Senate candidate standing for election this year, as well as every Democrat candidate or incumbent for the House of Representatives should be shaking in his or her boots. Why are they not?
The reason is, of course, the media. If the media were to report just honestly — not objectively, that’s just not possible — but at least honestly, the Democrat Party would cease to be a competitive electoral force across the nation. Until, that is, they come up with actual ideas that are not simply: “Don’t worry — we’ll take from these people over here to give to those people over there.”

Of course, there is another way for Americans to force the Democrats to come up with real ideas, and to start to make things a whole lot better. We could all pay a lot less attention to the dominant legacy media. There is no reason why the ossified, sclerotic, intellectually bankrupt old media — ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, etc… should have any more credibility in our minds than any of the new media.

Here’s the disservice the reactionary, dinosaur media are doing to America: (1) they make the Democrats lazy; that party hasn’t come up with a real, important, good idea in decades, and (2) they make it easy for Republicans to come up with better ideas. The media contribute to the ossification and the deterioration of both parties.

We the people need to challenge both parties to do a kind of a “thesis-antithesis-synthesis” battle in which we force both currents of thought to bring legitimate ideas to the table and to make legitimate ideas battle it out for your mindspace and your approval.

We have been challenging the ancient, reactionary dinosaur media with the new media, and the dinosaurs are reacting poorly or dying off. People attribute that to the challenge of electronic media, but it’s equally important that there are new, real ideas coming from the new media, challenging the long discredited thoughts of the old guard media.

Just as importantly, people are increasingly realizing that the old guard simply lie to cover up for their own decrepitude. Their basic premise — journalistic objectivity — is a nonsense concept; a bit like unicorns, or “honest Democrats” ( :) ), or the tooth fairy.

Face it: when an entire industry lies to you about its basic premise, its very raison d’être, then you can be sure that’s not the only lie they’re telling you. The only honest media out there, are the ones who admit to their biases up-front: the ideological media.

– xPraetorius

Prediction: No GOP Senate


Sadly, the signs are against it.

Everything, without exception, that President Obama and the Democrats have touched in the past nearly six years has turned to bat guano.

Think about it:

  • The economy? Yuck!
  • International relations? Ouch!
  • Race relations? Worse than they’ve ever been.
  • How’s immigration doing?
  • How’s government integrity?
  • Do you feel freer today?
  • Do you feel more prosperous?
  • Do you feel safer?
  • What do you think of ebola?
  • How do you like the news about ISIS?
  • How’re those efforts to prevent a nuclear Iran going?
  • How’re those efforts to prevent a nuclear North Korea going?
  • How’s Russia doing? Ukraine? The Crimea?
  • How’s Afghanistan doing? Iraq?
  • Europe and Japan are heading straight down the economic tubes, and China is starting to circle the drain.

There is no earthly reason there should be even one close nationally prominent race. Yet there are many close nationally prominent races. Every Democrat Senator or Senate candidate standing for election this year, as well as every Democrat candidate or incumbent for the House of Representatives should be shaking in his or her boots. Why are they not?

The reason is, of course, the media. If the media were to report just honestly — not objectively, that’s just not possible — but at least honestly, the Democrat Party would cease to be a competitive electoral force across the nation. Until, that is, they come up with actual ideas that are not simply: “Don’t worry — we’ll take from these people over here to give to those people over there.”

Look, I’m not a gigantically enthusiastic Republican… there are ideas that could counter the Republicans’ ideas. But at this point, and read this well: The Republicans are the only party with any good ideas.

Unfortunately, a vast number of those ideas are, of necessity: “Get rid of the horrible results of some moronic Democrat thing.”

Now, here’s why the GOP will not take the Senate this election cycle, even though it ought to be a cakewalk for them: Democrats win all important close elections because of (1) voter fraud, (2) election system manipulation, (3) armies of lawyers who pummel and bludgeon recounts into producing the “right” results. If a Republican-won election is close to a trigger for a recount, they force it into recount; if it’s in recount, they manipulate the count, the eligible votes and voters, until the numbers work out for them, at which point they proclaim victory and shut it all down.

– xPraetorius

Two Sick Societies – Two Different Sicknesses


Drudge Headlines:


Europe:

Iran:

Two very sick societies, two different illnesses: Socialism and islam.

Yet, how different are these pathologies, really?

  • Both set up highly authoritarian systems that regulate every aspect of a person’s life, including how he thinks.
  • Both deny all people basic freedoms that we take for granted here in America.
  • Both require constant, unflagging obedience to the regulatory apparatus; whether it’s the mosque or the government.
  • Both worship material goods — even the so-called “secular” socialists. In islam it’s the Koran, or images of Muhammad; in socialism it’s images of socialist leaders.(1)
  • No successful islamic or socialist state has ever existed.(2)
  • Both kill people who prove troublesome for any reason.
  • Both install societies with little or no social, economic or political mobility
  • Both install societies with problematic succession to power.
  • All islamic societies also call themselves socialist.
  • Don’t look for truly free elections in any islamic or socialist society,
  • Both tend to concentrate vast power in the hands of very few people, or just one person.
  • Both revere “equality,” and enforce it by forcibly dispossessing affluent people. This does bring about “equality,” of a sort. It’s equality of poverty, while a tiny élite bask in vast luxury and wealth.
  • Both implement powerful coercive security apparatuses to enforce compliance with the vast regulatory state. This is either a secret or a religious police force that is accountable to almost no one.

– xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn tells the story of the man who bought a copy of Pravda with a big picture of Stalin on the front page. Then the man bought a fish for dinner. Because it is known that printer’s ink has anti-bacterial properties, a common practice of the time was to wrap a fresh fish in a newspaper, so the man did. He was observed, though, wrapping his fish this time in a copy of Pravda with a picture of Stalin on the front page. Shortly thereafter, he was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism. He disappeared and, presumably, died shortly thereafter. Article 58 arrestees in the Soviet Union were not treated gently.

(2) Definition of a successful society: Guarantees basic liberties; has system for regular power succession; unregulated communication between citizens; has a genuinely free press; enforces freedom of religion; has strong economic, social and political mobility; has had these things in place for 50 years or more.

Dems: There’s No Voter Fraud


Drudge Headlines:

Look: all these initiatives just to trust that anyone who walks through the doors of a polling place is a legitimate voter all come from the Democrats. They are stealing your vote. They’re stealing your freedom.

We covered this topic here.

There was a time when all discussion of voter fraud on the television talk shows would feature some Democrat sympathizer saying something like: “Look, there’s never been one proven incident of voter fraud in the history of the United States.”

Everyone knew that was a howler, but it was so outrageous that people wondered whether maybe they didn’t know for certain what was being discussed.

Then James O’Keefe came along and videotaped leftists at all levels in various organizations encouraging all manner of illegal behavior — including voter fraud. Dems have been silent on the topic for a while, but the low-information voters still think that there’s no voter fraud out there by dint of the constant repetition in the past.

– xPraetorius

Say It Again; Say It Every Day between Now And January 20, 2017 (Part IV)


Nothing is better anywhere in the world for Obama’s having been President of the United States.

Nothing.

Anywhere.

Hang that around the necks of all Democrat Party candidates in every election for the House of Representatives or the Senate everywhere.

– xPraetorius

What on EARTH to Make of This…


Link: http://www.reuters.com/video/2014/10/15/italian-nurse-suspected-of-killing-38-pa?videoId=346581169

A 42-year old nurse in Italy is accused of killing one of her patients. She’s suspected of killing 37 others as well. Watch the video and you see that she’s an attractive, energetic, young-looking young woman.

What if it’s true? What to make of that?

What would possess such a woman to do such a thing? Thirty-eight, or more, times! Compassion? Can it possibly be compassion to steal from another person any possibility whatsoever of looking at the earth and stars again? Even through pain-clouded eyes? Can’t death come soon enough that we have to hasten her(1) arrival?

Does anyone honestly think she won’t arrive soon enough?

When you arrive at a certain age, how fast does time travel? Like a shrike plunging on an unwary mouse. That’s how fast. This too — like all good and all bad — shall pass. Why do we ever feel the need to make it all come upon us even faster? Or on any other person?

I’ve been having a debate recently on another blog about the existence of God or not. I’m a believer. I’ve made many points, but one most often: to atheists all is permitted. Even this. Why not? Who’s going to stop them? Who of any real consequence, that is. Sure, the secular authorities will get irritated with you, but that’s only because you’re a threat to order and stability.

Secular authorities have only the gun and the truncheon to keep you in line, and make you not threaten their power — the ultimate end goal of all secular authorities. Why is power the ultimate end goal of all secular authorities? Simple: because it gives them a point. Believers have a point by definition.

You can pick out a false religion by how it regards death. If it demands that you kill another, then it is false. Why? Because in doing so, you usurp the role of God who has dominion over all life and all death.

An eternal truth: Just as you can never determine when someone will enter this life, so you have no authority to determine when anyone will leave it. Simply: if it ain’t your time, then nothing and no one can make it your time. However, if it is your time, then the rest of us have no business, right, or authority being the agent of your death. We’re not God.

If — a big if — she is guilty of 38 murders, then what do you think would be her answer to: “Do you believe in God?”

I believe in the importance of “innocent until proven guilty.” I know that may not be the way it is in Italy, but I still believe it’s superior.

If, however, she’s guilty, may God have mercy on her soul.

– xPretorius

Notes:


(1) Long-standing joke of mine…referring to negative entities as “she” or “her” in response to the feminist demand to call God, “She.” Feminism was, however, silent on how to refer to the devil.

In Just Four Seconds, You Can Fall In Love With A Woman


Look. I’m way too old for her, but I recognize loveliness when I see it.

Consider the time from 6:26 to 6:30 of this song.

During that incredibly short time Leona Lewis — whose genre, by the way, I do not (generally) like, — makes you fall for her.

She smiles — a shy, modest smile, followed by a very quiet, kind of bashful, “Thank you.” If you don’t fall in love — at least a little bit — with this beautiful, young girl at this point, you are not a man.

Oh, and it’s a lovely song.

– xPraetorius.

Do NOT Be Surprised…


…if you see that all those close crucial elections for the Senate go to the Dems. The Dems are masters at dirty tricks that guarantee them a 90% or so chance of taking all important, high-profile close elections. We detailed these dirty tricks here.

The press will then react as though they were all sooooo surprised! How could those polls have been so wrong?!? And all that flapdoodle. Remember when all the polls had Romney-Obama as really close in all the “battleground” states? Obama won them all — handily. The polls weren’t wrong then; the media simply ignored Democrat corruption and dirty tricks.

A simple fact: if you look at things here and around the world, there’s not a single, solitary, teentsy-weentsy, itty-bitty, hint of a whiff of a reason that any Democrat should feel electorally safe.

Not one.

So, how is it that there are even close elections in those Senate races? Yet, there they are.

When the Democrats retain the Senate — good heavens I hope I’m wrong!!! — it’s entirely possible that historians will mark that date as the last gasp of a free America.

A Democrat majority Senate means they can continue to preserve the Obama agenda from rollback. Furthermore, continued control of the Senate by the Democrats means that they will probably control it in 2016 as well. Any potential Republican President would have no ability to get a rollback agenda through Congress.

However, loss of the Senate by the Democrats means a whole spate of bills crossing the President’s desk that he will have to veto. These will be popular bills; bills that will each result in a significant political victory for the GOP.

Can you imagine what will happen when the Republicans put together a replacement for Obamacare that eliminates the most odious parts of it, and Obama vetoes it?

Also, there will be far less possibility of any of the old, whackadoodle, dried-up, brain-dead, leftist Supreme Court hacks — Breyer, Ginsburg — retiring, to be replaced by young whackadoodle, dried-up, brain-dead, leftist hacks.

Mark my words: the Dems will do anything in their power to retain the Senate this year. Watch for the unveiling of massive dirty tricks between now and the election.

The media then will make sure they get away with it.

– xPraetorius

You Read it Here First: If The GOP DOESN’T Take the Senate, it WILL Be Because of Democrat Dirty Tricks


If the Republicans don’t take the Senate, it will be because of dirty tricks. Note, there is a vast array of corrupt, criminal dirty tricks to which the Democrats have recourse with impunity. You can read the ones we’ve identified here, but here’s a summary list:

  • Vast, widespread, and proven voter fraud. The link here shows leftist activists actually encouraging voter fraud.
  • Character assassination
  • Fraudulent recounts in close elections… until they get the desired result, then shut it down.
  • Candidate manipulation — third-party candidates to siphon votes away from Republicans, and muscling leftist third-party candidates out of the race
  • Fabricated scandals — remember the George W. Bush National Guard scandal? Entirely faked.
  • Scare tactics — they’re coming for your SNAP card!

But, but, but, I hear you say: “How can they get away with that?” Easy, the media ignore it all. Then they pounce all over it if a Republican so much as sneezes wrong.

– xPraetorius

Is Anyone Else Starting to Get Creeped Out…


…by all these assurances that it’s just so incredibly difficult to get ebola?

Seriously?

Seems really freakin’ easy!

– xPraetorius

No Comment Needed, Really


Hunter Biden, son of the Vice-President of the United States lasted just about a month in the military before he tested positive for cocaine and was discharged.

No comment needed…But, I’ll provide a little.

  • Obviously joining up was a stunt to launch a political career; the guy’s in his early forties.
  • He lasted a month? Obviously a lack of intelligence runs deep in that family.
  • He was discharged something like last February! It took the media a looooooong time to find out. My guess? They found out immediately, and ignored it until, probably, someone broke the story, and they had to report it. The bulk of the media will cover and cover and cover and cover and cover some more for the corrupt President and his clownish Vice-President.

– xPraetorius

Time to Start the Count?


The count of the depredations of islam in North America, that is…

  • Islamic baboon uses car to runs down and kill Canadian soldier. Canada
  • Islamic baboon shoots guard at Canadian war monument in the capital. Ottawa, Canada
  • Islamic baboon takes a hatchet to a New York City cop.

That’s 3.

Let’s hope and pray that’s the end. I suspect it won’t be.

Note: I’m purposely not  counting Islamic baboon Major Nidal Hasan, or the Boston Marathon goons, or John Allen Muhammad or Lee Boyd Malvo; I’m counting only those who appear to be answering the call of the ISIS baboons.

– xPraetorius

We Called It: Dems, Desperate in Waning Days of Campaign, Playing the Race Card.


Here.

And we called it here.

Keep watching. You haven’t seen anything yet.

 

– xPraetorius

CNN’s Carol Costello — the Trashy Face of Network News


Costello out and out proves she’s just trashy scum. Right here.

Needless to say, every prominent name in the legacy, dinosaur “news” is just a smidgen away from this kind of whackadoodle cheap shot. Furthermore, every prominent name in the legacy, dinosaur “news” media wishes desperately she could do the exact same kind of white trash jackassery that Costello did in the video above.

– xPraetorius

DrudgeReport Stories Show We’ve Been Right All Along.


Three Drudge Headlines:

Remember this? “If you attack them, that will serve as a recruiting tool for [fill in terrorist baboon group here]!

Yep. It was true. But, you know what? Showing weakness is one whole heckuva lot BETTER recruiting tool than taking the battle fearlessly to the baboons. A hundred… a thousand times better…

American half-witted, dim-bulb, slack-jawed scumbags are streaming to join ISIS. Where do you think these addlepated imbeciles would be if we still had a muscular presence in Iraq?

This is no surprise to us because, needless to say, we said it in these pages first.

Here.

More than a year ago.

– xPraetorius

NPR Watch (10/23/14)


Item 1: Muslim murders soldier in Canada, so what word does NPR omit in its “report?”


Listening to National Public Radio this morning on the ride in to work.

They reported on the murder in Ottawa, Canada of the guard at the site of a Canadian national war memorial. The murderer just walked up to the guard and shot him at point blank range. Then he went into Canada’s parliament building and tried to shoot up the place, including, apparently, an attempt on the life of Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada.

NPR reported on all that, and left out — see if you can guess what.

Yep. The shooter was a recent convert to “the religion of peace.”

They left that part, that politically incorrect “i” word, out.

Since the gibbering goons of “ISIL” or “ISIS” called for gibbering goons on our side of the ocean to run around killing people here, don’t you think that islam thing might have been, oh, I dunno — a salient point?

They did mention in passing at the end of the story, that another muslim goon had murdered another soldier a week previously.

But, again, if the goons are here, don’t you think that’s an important story all by itself?!?


Item 2: NPR actually reports that the left is pouring money into the election!


So, they did report on the millions of dollars that extreme leftist billionaire Tom Steyer is pouring into the election! However, as usual, they couldn’t prevent themselves from making it just okay for the left to dump boatloads of cash into an election, but not the right.

They “reported” on those massive millions (58 of them) only in the context of how the mountain of cash counters the unknown (but presumably countless) millions spent by the brothers Koch, Charles and David.

Extreme leftist kook, Tom Steyer pours massive millions into the election, and all NPR can do is a hit piece on the Koch brothers.


Item 3: Democrat Party Dirty Trick Revealed by NPR!


Those wascally Koch brothers put $500,000 dollars into an ad for the Libertarian candidate for Senate in North Carolina, Sean Haugh. The ad had a tag line — again, ostensibly in support of Haugh: “More weed, less war… vote for Sean Haugh.”

The story then went on to say that Haugh was not pleased with the ad, even though it would garner more votes for him. You see, he said, the Koch brothers were trying to get votes for Haugh by siphoning them away from incumbent Senator Kay Hagan. But, if Haugh were a real candidate and not just another Democrat Party dirty trick, then he wouldn’t give the teeniest, weeniest, tiniest hoot where his votes come from.

We mentioned this particular dirty trick in our “Here Come The Dirty Tricks” series here. The third essay focuses on this candidate manipulation.

Interestingly, in all the crucial Senate races, where Democrat losses might swing the Senate to the Republicans, there’s a “third-party” candidate. Astoundingly, he’s always one who will take votes from the Republican. Imagine that! How can that be? Simple: There were leftist third-party candidates out there, but they all quietly dropped out.

For example, there’s a close governor’s race in Connecticut going on now. Democrat incumbent Dannel Malloy — a serious doofus! — is in a tight race with Republican businessman Tom Foley. But there’s a third-party candidate too! Joe Visconti is polling at about nine percent. Visconti is a single-issue “candidate”; he’s pro gun rights. See if you can guess where all that nine percent is coming from. Yep. From Foley.

Without Visconti in the race, Foley would be way, way up in the polls. A vote for the Libertarian Visconti is really a vote for Malloy.

But, at one point, there was a lefty third-party candidate in the race too! Jonathan Pelto — who’s probably to the left of Stalin — was in it for a bit, until some local Democrat registrars of voters started to question the validity of some of the signatures on his petitions to be in the race. As soon as that came out, Pelto bowed out gracefully and graciously.

All Pelto’s votes would have come from Malloy.

When was the last time you ever heard of a hard-leftist bowing out of an election gracefully? And over something as paltry as signatures on petitions. A leftist lawyer — and Connecticut is overloaded with ‘em — could have knocked that out of sight with just his pinky finger. No, I’m betting that Pelto was pressured (paid?) to exit the race by the merciless, win-at-all-cost Democrat Party machine that has owned Connecticut for decades.


Don’t, however, expect to learn anything of any real use or meaning from NPR about the local or national elections. You probably can trust them when they tell you who won, but don’t count on a single word of their reports on how or why they won. That’ll all be pure fabrication. Furthermore, if NPR thought that mis-reporting who won, somehow would swing any elections to the Democrats… they’d do it in a heartbeat, as Dan Rather tried to do in the 2000 Presidential election.(1)


— xPraetorius


Notes:


(1) Rather reported prematurely that Al Gore had taken Florida in the 2000 Presidential election. Florida, however, sits in two time zones, and Rather reported that Gore had taken Florida after the polls closed in the Eastern Time Zone, well before the polls closed in the Republican-heavy Florida panhandle — in the Central Time Zone. It’s estimated that the intentionally botched call for Gore cost candidate George W. Bush some 50,000 votes. Bush still won Florida, but only by several hundred votes. Without the botched call, Bush would have won handily, and you and I never would have heard the terms “butterfly ballots,” “hanging chads,” or “Sore Loserman.”

Here Come the Dirty Tricks (Part VI)


The ultimate Democrat Party dirty trick. They do it nationwide.

It’s a simple tactic: Do whatever it takes to win, and the media will cover for you.

Voter fraud.

It’s rampant across the land, and it all favors the Democrats. Because the criminal class is not overrun with members of Republican core constituencies.

Here are a few links.

Here’s what they do. They do the crime — the stuffed ballot boxes, the “ballot harvesting” fraud, rooting around in dumpsters for discarded ballots and sending them in… then they get caught, red-handed, on film, on cell phones, in the numbers(1) because they do it by the the tens of thousands… Then they deny it. Caught red-handed, they simply deny it. Then the media crank up the fog machine:

Media Dude: Mr. Democrat candidate, we have a film here that shows Democrat operatives stuffing ballot boxes, can you really continue to say that there’s no voter fraud?
Democrat Candidate: Look Mr. Media Dude, we don’t, and my party doesn’t, indulge in these kinds of anti-democratic tactics. We don’t believe in them. If you look at that video, you’ll find I’m sure that there are things behind it that explain what you’re seeing. It’s not my campaign or the Party engaging in voter fraud. It’s really — I guarantee it — some kind of video editing, where they take something out of context and invent (does air quotes) “voter fraud.” Remember, there’s never been a proven incident of voter fraud [very grave, concerned expression] in. the. history. of. the. United. States.

In his next broadcast, Media Dude presents this exchange like this:

“Republican candidate for Senate,  Rep Dude says that he has seen the video purporting to show Democrat voter fraud on behalf of his opponent, but Democrat Candidate says it’s just more evidence of Republican dirty tricks, taking things out of context that could be interpreted many different ways. Dem Candidate pointed out that there have never been any proven incidents of voter fraud.”

It’s a simple truth. If the election is close, and it’s important, and the Democrat wins, you can bet your life savings that the Democrat stole the election. It’s a 100% certainty.

– xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) We all remember the stories of “more votes than registered voters,” etc. Oddly enough that happens only in heavily Democrat precincts. Hmmmm…

 

Gays Agree with xPraetorius! “Gay Marriage” NOT About Marriage, but Money


Click here.

Here’s are two relevant quotes from the essay:

Gay marriage – as some of its advocates admit – is about fundamentally redefining marriage, gaining access to social benefits, and assuaging the egos of gays. Children and family are just props to get to the result. Traditional marriage is about what is best for the whole of society, gay marriage is only about what’s best for Teh Gheys.

And:

Whatever the affirmative case for gay marriage may be, it has nothing to do with civil rights, and is no way equivalent to interracial marriage.

Uh…yeah! Ya think? Gee… I wonder who else said all that! Yep. We did.

Here.

– xPraetorius

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Niece: ‘Moral Bankruptcy’ Ruling Washington D.C. Under Obama


Martin Luther King, Jr. Niece: ‘Moral Bankruptcy’ Ruling Washington D.C. Under Obama.

At Breitbart.com.

Wow!

A compelling and jaw-dropping piece of news. Long, long, long time in coming.

Here are a couple of important passages that will give you the impression that the real revolution — the one with continuity back to the other real revolution — that one in 1776 in America — is finally giving signs that it could be coming back.

Long thought dead, or at least comatose, buried under a tsunami of whining and sniveling and gimme, gimme selfishness, the real revolution of the people is the one that begins to dismantle governments, not build them up. A real revolution, one worthy of the name, de-centralizes power, influence, money and … freedom.

Is it possible that Alveda King is a harbinger of that authentic revolution? It’s entirely possible.

Lost to history is the likelihood that Martin Luther King, Jr. would have developed into one of the great Conservative leaders of American History. It’s a sure thing that King’s message of assimilation and of the brotherhood of all mankind was hijacked, stolen, by the left.

Martin Luther King, Jr. demanded freedom; his successors demanded free stuff. King demanded equality and respect. He was the equal of any man, and he was worthy, so worthy of respect. His successors were and are small, petty, racist, overstuffed wretches, thoroughly imprisoned in a pinched, crabbed vision of life and of America that reflects nothing like reality… but that has made them rich.

One listens to the speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. and after wiping the tears, realizes that he was one of us. An American in full. A man in full. A visionary truly questing after freedom, who would have crawled through the desert on hands and knees to obtain that freedom for his children… and for you and me.

It seems that some of that courageous blood courses through the blood of Alveda King as well.

Here are some passages from this extremely important piece:

There is a “moral bankruptcy” that’s settled into leadership of America in the White House and throughout Washington, D.C., Dr. Alveda King—the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.—said in an interview Friday morning.
“All of our leaders—or many of our leaders—are just morally bankrupt right now,” King said when asked if President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have helped or hurt the black community in America. “They’re not calling on God. We still stay ‘In God We Trust’ and ‘One Nation Under God’ but we’re not practicing that. We need to call on God. There’s a moral bankruptcy in this country and we really need to come back to God.”

I love that Dr. King (Alveda) is saying this, but it would be good if all people would join her. We white folks are afraid, let’s face it, to say that plainspoken truth. We know we’d be called racists. Still, it is the country at stake here.

Here’s some more:

Dr. King is part of an effort that will be announced publicly early next week by various conservative black, Hispanic and Tea Party leaders to reach out to the black community and get them engaged in an effort to help urban centers reject big government in favor of smaller, limited government. The project, called “Restore The Dream 2014,” includes other black leaders like TheTeaParty.net’s Niger Innis, FreedomWorks’ the Rev. C.L. Bryant, radio host Wayne Dupree, Conservative Campaign Committee chairman Lloyd Marcus, Conservative Review president Deneen Borelli, columnist Star Parker, former U.N. Commission on Civil Rights ambassador Ken Blackwell, and others.
In an interview, Innis—whose father Roy Innis has led the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), one of the major organizations behind the Civil Rights movement, since 1968—said that progressive and big government policies have created a “welfare state that has largely not only destroyed the black and increasingly so Latino—and American family generally—they have killed the types of incentives that had led people to achieve and build a better life for themselves.
You can have opportunity right in front of your door but you’re terrified to open it because you’re a victim,” Innis said. “So those two realities that you have now since a leviathan of the federal government that is trying to fashion itself as a cradle-to-grave big daddy government—going to take care of you from cradle to grave and give you all sorts of disincentives to climbing that economic ladder, and by the way if you do climb that economic ladder they’re going to punish you punitively with taxes that are going to undermine you.”
“If you dare want to open up a business, they’re going to cripple you with regulations and taxes and they’re going to make it easier for you to be a rational human being and just get government benefits rather than being a liberated individual who can climb that economic ladder,” he continued. “So you have that real but not concrete phenomenon of big government mentality crippling you and then you have on a parallel track victimization syndrome overriding it that says—you pick the minority—‘you are a victim and you are the underdog so you can never achieve.’ That is a dangerous recipe and it is a recipe that has dominated urban centers for more than 50 years and what we’re trying to do is liberate them.[Editor's Note: emphasis added]

Wow, wow, wow! Can you even fathom the courage it takes for these black men and women to say these things?

Still more:

King said that economic indicators show that during Obama’s presidency, things have gotten dramatically worse for black Americans.
“The data is going to indicate black people lost out in every single leading economic category during the Obama years,” King told Breitbart News, noting that liberal commentator Tavis Smiley agrees with her and that they’re not trying to “demonize” or “cast aspersions” on Obama, but the truth needs to be told. “That’s terrible. There’s nothing that’s been done to enhance our lives but there’s all sorts of things that were done to [give us stuff] like free access to abortion, free birth control in a healthcare clinic. But that’s nothing that’s going to help us economically, intellectually, physically health-wise and otherwise—there’s nothing being done for us. Black home ownership is 31 percent less than the rest of the country. Poverty rates have increased from 12 percent to 16.1 percent. Income for blacks is $20,000 less than the national average. Thirty-five percent of young blacks are out of work.”
That’s just the beginning of the black community’s woes under Obama, she said. Education, immigration, and health concerns are abound too.
“I’m not so locked into a political party—Republican, Democrat, independent—it doesn’t matter to me what your party affiliation happens to be,” King said. “We just need to vote and have common sense and good morals when we elect our people. We need hope. We need for the lights to come back on. We need to shine the light of the Lord and the love of the Lord back onto the country. We need a restoration, and that’s how we can restore the dream.” [Editor's Note: Emphasis added]

Republicans: you had better heed these voices. They’re powerful. And they will sweep the country if you help them. It’s a sure thing the Democrat Party will do everything they can to stop them. If, however, Republicans give constant, unflagging, steadfast support to them, nothing can stand before them. Nothing can stop them. Theirs is a voice of genuine hope. Educated, informed, honest, real, authentic, clear-eyed, unblinkered hope. Hope that would give way, as real hope must, to success, prosperity, to real, genuine participation in the greatest socio-political idea that history has ever seen: America.

– xPraetorius

NPR Watch (Update) (10/21/14)


Update to the previous NPR Watch of yesterday.

Yesterday, I told of a feature on our local affiliate National Public Radio station. The station had invited Connecticut’s incumbent Democrat governor, Dannel Malloy, for an hour-long interview. I said that the announcement of Malloy’s appearance was unaccompanied by a similar announcement about such an appearance by Malloy’s Republican rival, Tom Foley. I also allowed as how there would be no point, since Malloy would receive kid-glove treatment, while Foley would find an adversarial climate pervading his session there.

In one respect I was wrong.

Foley will appear on the radio station, tomorrow I believe.

In the other aspects of my piece, I suspect, I was right on the nose.

I heard a very brief snippet of Democrat Malloy’s appearance, and the host asked Malloy a softball question about the so-called “negativity in the campaign.”

Connecticut’s is said to be the most negative gubernatorial campaign in the country.

Good! It should be negative. There’s nearly nothing positive to say about Connecticut under Malloy and the Democrats.

We’ve been a one-party state forever, and we’ve been declining forever. It’s getting really bad now, so that we’re hemorrhaging people and businesses. What is there to be positive about?

When things are circling the drain, it’s not negative to say they’re circling the drain, it’s accurate.

However, the softball question allowed Malloy to appear gracious and magnanimous, which he then did. Of course! He’s the incumbent! He has to speak of the negative in a “more in sorrow than in anger” sense, because if he gets too defensive or combative, people will start to look at all that is negative in the state.

Now, let’s wait and see what treatment Foley gets. Again, I’ll predict it: the tenor of the exchange between Republican Foley and the very leftist host of the station, John Dankosky, will be argumentative. Dankosky will try to prove Foley wrong, and will try as always to show that he is, of course, ever so much smarter than Neanderthal Republican Foley. Dankosky will try to “teach” Foley, to take on a professorial tone in order to make Foley seem unlearned, ignorant, unaware, out of touch with the wide range of issues in the state. Dankosky will also heavily lard his contributions to the session with attempted “gotcha’s.” This is the lefty way. They can’t help themselves.

However, back to the top… I was wrong about one thing. Foley was invited on the station — as was the petitioning candidate, Joe Visconti, or this year’s Democrat dirty trick for Connecticut — for an hour-long appearance.

I still simply don’t see the point of Foley’s doing it.

– xPraetorius

Say It Again; Say It Every Day between Now And January 20, 2017 (Part III)


Nothing is better anywhere in the world for Obama’s having been President of the United States.

Nothing.

Anywhere.

– xPraetorius

HD Leona Lewis Run Live Amazing Performance 11-11-11 – YouTube


HD Leona Lewis Run Live Amazing Performance 11-11-11 – YouTube.

Know what’s sweet about this video? The very last two seconds where Leona Lewis gives a shy, little smile that seems to say, “Was that ok? Did you like it?”

Talented, but modest, performers are in short supply in the world of industrial music today. With that said, I really like the melodic trajectory, as well as the swell-to-great choral dynamics of this song.

The video’s sweet too, with handsome dancing couples looking adoringly into their partners’ eyes.

Those are all musical cheap tricks, I know, but I’m not yet so jaded that I can’t still be occasionally captured by them. Thank goodness!

– xPraetorius

NPR Watch (10/20/14)


Kind of a rambling one today. National Public Radio’s (NPR) daily outrage was both national and local in scope, and I’m covering a bit of both.

As usual, I was listening to them this morning on the way to work. For lack of anything else news-oriented to listen to.

On the national broadcast, they did a piece on “money in elections.”

See if you can guess what point-of-view NPR took in this “news” story. Yep, you guessed it. All that lousy, rotten, corrupting, Republican money!

Yes, they spent nearly the entire feature on the Koch bothers, the billionaire Conservative philanthropists who fund a lot of Conservative things in America.

Not one single, solitary, teentsy-weentsy mention of the fact that there is far more left-wing money in elections than right-wing money. Not one single, solitary, teentsy-weentsy mention of Tom Steyer, hard-left billionaire who single-handedly puts as much lefty money into the elections as the Koch brothers.

NPR did mention that the Super PAC that spends the most money is a leftist one, and followed immediately with the fact that the #2 is a Conservative Super PAC. The impression, given the tenor of the story, was that absent that one leftist Super PAC at the top, there wouldn’t be any money supporting Democrat candidates anywhere.

Needless to say, NPR bemoaned the lack of disclosure of source money from some organizations, despite the fact that such non-disclosure is perfectly legal.

I kind of agree with them on this last. However, even where there is disclosure, the media don’t report honestly on it, so what would be the point?

The fact that there is much more election money (and much, much more in-kind free services in the form of coerced union activities) coming from the left is little-known in America. The fault, again, of the media refusing to report honestly.

An example of in-kind services: On the local part of this morning’s “news” broadcast, the local affiliate of NPR announced that they will host the incumbent Democrat governor of Connecticut in an hour-long discussion of his record, plans for the future if re-elected, etc. This will be nothing more than an hour-long infomercial in the guise of “informing the public.”

In the announcement of same, there was no mention of whether the Republican candidate for governor received the same invitation and had turned it down, or anything like that. Please note that this station is funded, at least in part, by your and my taxpayer dollars. You are paying for partisan political activity, whether you like it or not.

I don’t like it. Not one bit.

It’s absolutely outrageous that NPR gets one single dime of taxpayer money.

Furthermore, if NPR were to have the Republican candidate on, the treatment would be markedly different for the two candidates. For the Democrat, you’d hear questions like: “What do you plan to do to address blah?” And: “You say that your opponent is wrong on this issue, why is that?” The Republican would receive questions like: “You say this, but were you aware that the Daily Blah newspaper has refuted that argument?”

So, even if they were to extend an invitation to appear on their network, there’s really no point in doing so. Now, mind you, I have no problem whatsoever with that kind of approach. I have a very serious problem with being forced to pay for it with my tax dollars.

I don’t pay for the commercial radio stations whose personalities run opinion broadcasts. I don’t want my money going to fund the dishonesty of NPR. Locally or nationally.

– xPraetorius

Say It Again; Say It Every Day between Now And January 20, 2017 (Part II)


Nothing is better anywhere in the world for Obama’s having been President of the United States.

Nothing.

Anywhere.

Hang that around the necks of all Democrat Party candidates in every election for the House of Representatives or the Senate everywhere.

– xPraetorius

Say It Again; Say It Every Day between Now And January 20, 2017


Nothing is better anywhere in the world for Obama’s having been President of the United States.

Nothing.

Anywhere.

Hang that around the necks of all Democrat Party candidates in every election for the House of Representatives or the Senate everywhere.

– xPraetorius

Powerful, Influential People Read This Blog (Part 23)


Read this excellent post in the Post (The New York Post :) ).

Here are some key passages:

Chalk it up to karma, fate or bad luck. Whatever you call it, the Ebola scare is proof that Bad Things Happen to Bad Presidents.

“Bad Things Happen to Bad Presidents.” Well said! Of course, when bad things happen to bad Presidents, somehow they always land on the people’s shoulders. Tell me again… why was it so important to elect a black President, rather than a good one?

Then, there’s this:

The morphing of what is a single case into near panic is, according to medical experts, unwarranted. They point out that, so far, one person from Liberia died in a Texas hospital and two nurses who treated him got sick. Period, end of panic.

In rational and medical terms, they may be right. But their calculations omit another factor. It’s the X factor.

In this case, X stands for trust.

Can anyone doubt that the “X” really stands for “xPraetorius?”

Just kidding! But the coincidence is uncanny, you have to admit. Ok, so I’m just kidding there too.

Here’s another great passage from this wide-ranging essay by Michael Goodwin:

The irrational fear of an alien pathogen is fueled by rational suspicion of an incompetent and dishonest government. How did the so-called experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention give Nurse No. 2 permission to travel by air, even though she had a mild fever?

That’s a great question — if only the CDC would answer it. “I have not seen the transcript of the conversation,” was Director Thomas Frieden’s lame answer.

Meanwhile, the most obvious move, a travel ban from affected countries, is rejected with unpersuasive claims about the need to get aid workers to Africa. It looks and smells like political correctness searching for logic.

“Political correctness searching for logic.” Yep. That is a great summation of much of the American left’s state of mind in the past five decades.

Here’s more:

But it will take a miracle worker to restore Barack Obama’s credibility. While there are many things to say about his tenure, the one thing you cannot say is that the nation trusts him.

This is, of course, correct. However, I have one tiny, nuanced disagreement: you can’t “restore” the non-existent. Obama’s credibility is gone, gone, gone… never to return. He instituted the least transparent, most stubbornly stone-walling administration in anyone’s memory, after having promised to bring about the most transparent administration ever.

Absolutely everything on which he took an affirmative stand turned out to be a lie, wrong, fraudulent, or just never even close to as he said it would be. Absolutely everything. No one takes seriously anything Obama says anymore. Two more years are insufficient to restore that record of appalling dishonesty and corruption to anything better than, maybe, something less appallingly dishonest and less corrupt.

Another passage from Goodwin’s excellent essay:

 Poll after poll, on subject after subject, show a collapse. Consistently now, a majority of Americans say Obama is not trustworthy. Most think he’s a failure, many say he is incompetent and the vast bulk — 70 percent in some cases — says his key policies are wrong for America.

He is so unpopular that members of his own party don’t want to be seen with him, lest his failures spawn a political plague.
Against that backdrop, any emergency will cause the national yips. The rise of the Islamic State and its beheadings of two Americans did it, and now Ebola is doing it.

As “Ghostbusters” asked, who you gonna call? Certainly not this White House.

Credibility is like a reservoir or a bank account. You make deposits in good times so you can make withdrawals when you need them.
Obama never made the deposits. It’s been all downhill since Day One. He blames others for failures, and when cornered or ambitious, reaches for a lie. Routinely.

The claim that “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” is a defining example, but hardly the only one. Don’t forget “shovel-ready jobs” to justify a trillion-dollar boondoggle. Or there’s “not a smidgen” of corruption at the IRS. And Benghazi was caused by an anti-Muslim video.

His lies are legion and now he’s like the boy who cried wolf. When he makes a national appeal on Ebola, the trust tank is empty

If there’s one encouraging sign, it’s that Obama may sense he’s walking on thin ice. When Ebola started to dominate the news, he canceled two fund-raising trips.

Talk about miracles.

Yep. All well said. Very well said.

Finally from Goodwin:

 John Kerry took another stupid pill. How else to explain our secretary of state’s idiotic comment that the failure of Israel and Palestinians to make peace “was a cause of recruitment” for the Islamic State? He makes murder and carnage sound like righteous anger.

Before he opens his yap again, Kerry should learn this Israeli refrain: If Palestinians laid down their arms, there would be no more war. If Israelis laid down their arms, there would be no more Israel.

That’s truth, and everything else is nonsense.

I guess that’s worth repeating: “If Palestinians laid down their arms, there would be no more war. If Israelis laid down their arms, there would be no more Israel.”

– xPraetorius

It’s Popping Up Again: Oh, Yeah?!? What’s the ALTERNATIVE to Obamacare?!? Huh? Huh? Huh?


It’s important to say it: a perfectly valid position to take is: no Obamacare.

When abolitionists woke up to the evil of slavery, they realized that at least the first step was: get rid of slavery.

When Nazism was in its last days, everyone realized: you have to get rid of Nazism. Yes, you had to put something better in its place, but that was easy too: anything but socialism.

When the wolf is at your door, it is valid to say let’s get rid of the wolf, then decide what to do next. 

It is a valid policy position to get rid of the disaster, then decide what to do.

In the case of Obamacare, and its vast spiderweb of regulation and interference in the market, by definition you would end up with a freer (if not yet free) market in its place. Its removal would leave a freer market, by default.

Obamacare represents a vast increase in regulation in the healthcare system. It’s okay just to get rid of the onerous regulation. Sure, you’ll still have a problem, but it won’t be as bad a problem as Obamacare is.

I have a great alternative to Obamacare: the free market.

The demand that there be an “alternative” to Obamacare is a tacit implication that we are simply not going to use the only thing that would cure all the current healthcare cost problems: a free market.

Note to naysayers: Tort reform — also necessary — is a remedy for a serious problem with the legal system not the healthcare system. Tort reform would cure a lot of ills in America, not the least of which is vast, widespread liability paranoia.

– xPraetorius