Sunday, February 21, 2016

At the risk of this becoming the Crude Trump blog...

I share this simple quote from Scott Adams:

If did ten things you thought were strategic errors, yet they all worked out, which one of you is the riskier Commander in Chief?

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Feeling the Bern in the porn industry

With apologies to any more sensitive conservatives around here, but when I saw this I laughed out loud.

And I don't mean I chuckled.

I laughed like the freaking Joker.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Trump and Sanders win New Hampshire?

Most of last year, all I kept hearing was that Hillary was inevitable as both the Democratic nominee and the winner of the general election. She's a woman, after all - very accomplished, very impressive.

It never sat too well with me, since 'inevitable' was a term that got thrown around a lot regarding her in 2008, and that turned out to be a tremendous load. What a non-surprise to have it once again turn out to be a load.

Meanwhile, I've been hearing forecasts of Trump's imminent demise since he entered the race, along with the inevitability of Jeb! Bush - or perhaps the Great Republican Ever, Marco Rubio. Bush has turned into a punchline, and the great Rubio machine (sorry, fellow Catholics) went haywire at the last minute.

But my question is this.

Given the utter inability for these pundits to have, months ago, predicted this current state of affairs... exactly how much stock should I put in their claims about the general election, or whether Trump really COULD  build a wall and get Mexico to pay for it?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Why the Trump support?

I'd actually say that Trump's stance on immigration, while of dire importance, is actually a secondary reason for my support of him. I support Trump because of who he is, what he does, how he acts, and what it would mean culturally to have someone like him in the presidency. Trump has, in his short run for the presidency, done more to benefit the culture than eight years of George W Bush ever did, or ever could.

He has done serious harm to the idea that the smart thing, the strategic thing, and ultimately the only thing to do in the face of political correctness is to submit to it in one way or the other. And he did it without so much as passing a law.

Breitbart has a saying: Politics is downstream from culture. I would rather impact the culture in a positive way while throwing caution to the wind with legislation, rather than bolster a culture I hate while 'shrewdly' sneaking in legislation I somewhat regard as positive.