An Instructive Conversation on Facebook

An Instructive Conversation on Facebook


Name-calling is juvenile, and hardens the target against your arguments. Fabrications are easy to knock aside — like the silly New York Times article. And the irrational — like pretending that you know anyone else’s experience, and how it affected him or her — makes it valid to suggest that the rest of your arguments are just as unserious.

 

Avoid the hasty conclusion that suggests that you think there’s only your way or the idiot’s way.

 

Others who believe differently are NOT, by definition, idiots. Others who think differently are NOT, by definition, bigots or racists. Others who perceive things differently are NOT, by definition, fascists or Nazis.

 

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Grading Trump on COVID (and more)

Grading Trump on COVID (and more)


Trump federalized the effort, effectively making the states responsible for their own responses. This was EXACTLY the right thing to do, because it guaranteed 50 different responses, of which one would be the best, and would serve as a guide for future such crises. Let’s not forget that this is the FIRST such crisis we’ve faced with the ability to do instant communications. That was a particularly forward-thinking thing for Trump to do. In the beginning he gets an “A+”, because you can’t have an “A++.”

 

After that he gets a “C+”

 

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Russia’s Helping the Sanders Campaign, and We Have Some Thoughts


Bernie Sanders, the senile old Bolshie-loving, half-witted crackpot… is the leading contender for the Democrat Party’s nomination to run for President in 2020. I defy you to show me anything else that is more emblematic of that party’s final descent into decrepitude and madness. A descent that started, by the way, long, long ago, when it was the party of slavery, Jim Crow, Eugenics, segregation and more. Now it’s the party of death at both ends of life, of anti-semitism, of terrorism, of Socialism, of corruption, of senile leadership, of censorship, shout-downs, street thugs, goons and fascists, of grifting, mooching, and decadence, of worse than intellectual laziness: intellectual slovenliness.

 

About those failings — slavery, Jim Crow, Eugenics, love for Socialism-Fascism-Naziism, segregation and more — they’re symptoms of disease and degradation. For any party to survive, it must expel these things. If you study history, you see that the Democrat Party has never renounced those aspects of its past, as the Republicans did. Remember, the Republicans publicly renounced the John Birch Society, Richard Nixon, and nearly every one of its elected officials who ever might have shown even the remotest possibility that he was tainted by anything. (cf, eg: Trent Lott, et al) A body riddled with these intellectual and social diseases cannot survive forever. The only way the Democrats have survived this far is by denying these important parts of their past were ever in their past, and then by projecting them, with the assistance of a sheeplike media corps, onto Republicans, who had always opposed them. The problem for the Democrats is that the rot was still in them, and it ate out any substantive core for the Dems to fall back on, any solid foundation of ideas or beliefs, any core tenets from which to construct intelligent, rational platforms and campaigns. They have nothing left but the litany you’ve all heard by now: Racist! Sexist! Homophobe! Transphobe! Islamophobe! You hate women! You hate minorities! You hate children! (says the party of abortion), You’re all meanies! All that meaningless, substanceless codswallop left an open field for idiots like Bernie Sanders.

 

The Dems are saying: We’ll see your eccentric, unpredictable wildcard,  and raise you one psychotic, unhinged, bolshie-loving nutjob… Your move!

 

The larboard trajectory of the American Democrat Party is already set in place. That happened long ago. The party is like a ballistic missile pointed hard-left, and the colonel, long ago (in 1972? in 1916?) hollered, “Fire!”

 

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*Sigh* Hillary for VP?


I swear, the Clintons are like herpes! You think you’re rid of ’em, then there they are again the next morning, glaring malevolently at you from the mirror — a big, angry, sodden, runny, putrescent, crusty, yellow-capped pustule on the bottom lip of America. 

 

The ranks of Famous Democrats are stuffed to overflowing with dull-eyed, vacant-stared, slack-jawed, drooling, slope-headed, bony eye-ridged, half-wits occupying seats of dizzying power many years after their last brain cell, gave up the ghost after having been cruelly soaked in drugs, alcohol or leftism.

 

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Bullet Points


Biden’s toast — It looks like Bloomberg — Sanders is leading — Pete Buttigieg is Alfred E. Newman — Elizabeth Warren is the mediocrity she appears to be — Sanders’ problem is that everyone pulls their punches with him, because no one wants to be seen as picking on the crazy person — Because of Democrats’ forbearance toward Bernie Sanders, you have half-wits in Congress like AOC et al. — AOC et al. not as smart as a tardigrade! — The Iowa Caucuses! — An idiot doesn’t know he’s an idiot; because he’s an idiot — AOC is an idiot — Idiots can be evil too.

 

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Wow! Stay Tuned!


Here’s a summary of the entire impeachment fraud: A whole mess of Democrats, with matches in one hand and gallon cans of gasoline in the other, are all standing in front of the burning house shouting, “Trump lit that fire!” And the media, bless their corrupt, little IQ-deprived souls, are nodding sagely to each other, intoning, “Yep. Must’ve been Trump who lit that fire!”

 

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This Struck Me…

This Struck Me…


Consuming many media sources, learning to think critically, then combining numerous media sources with finely-honed critical thinking, to become ACTUALLY informed,” is a nice summary of “The Basic Responsibility of All American Citizens.” If all American citizens were to take this responsibility seriously, the Democrat Party’s electoral viability would evaporate overnight. Continue reading This Struck Me…

Explaining the Relationship Between Trump and the Political Right — Simply


We view things and people on a continuum that stretches from REALLY bad (-10) to REALLY good (+10), and all points in-between. And THAT is the secret to the relationship between Donald Trump and us on the political Right. In the election of November, 2016, we had the choice between a minus SEVEN and a minus FOUR, and a lot of us — including me — voted for the less awful. It was the right thing to do, but almost none of us liked it. Not one bit. Continue reading Explaining the Relationship Between Trump and the Political Right — Simply

Dumb As A Stick


Hillary’s really good at understanding policy. Everyone said so. The problem is: The policies she understands really well are really stupid. And she demonstrates her vast understanding of her really stupid thought, ideas and policy prescriptions really well. In other words: Dumb as a stick. Continue reading Dumb As A Stick

Roy Moore — Facts, Questions, A Modest Proposal, and a Final Very Important Point


It would have been a shock if there had NOT been a parade of unprovable, and unDISprovable, accusations leveled against him, and amplified by the press, as soon as he won the primary for the Alabama Senate seat. Skepticism about the charges against Roy Moore is not only rational and intelligent, it’s the RIGHT state-of mind. I remember thinking, at the news of Moore’s triumph in the Alabama Senate primary: “I wonder what dirty tricks the Democrats will do to get this Senate seat.” Continue reading Roy Moore — Facts, Questions, A Modest Proposal, and a Final Very Important Point