Yup! That’s Me!

I’ve been watching some YouTube videos of folks waiting to go into the Tulsa rally for President Trump’s campaign start.

Just a quick recap of one; a young black man stopped his car, in traffic, to yell nasty stuff to the folks lined up to get into the venue. Foul-mouthed and aggressive, he was confronted by a young white woman who needed to be muzzled regardless of her MAGA hat. The young man gets in his car because drivers behind him are asking him to move (respectfully asking, I might add) and someone catches his eye. He sees a black man with a MAGA hat on and asks him, through the car window, what he’s doing there. The black MAGA hat guy says he’s waiting to see Trump “’cause I ain’t never been on the plantation.”

There was a young woman who had been reporting about the growing number of folks lining up to wait for admittance, talking to the folks, walking the line of Trump lovers, and engaging with them with respectful questions and laughing with them when fringe stuff happened around them. She was nearby when the street confrontation went on and when it was over, she interviewed the black gentleman in the MAGA hat. He promptly explained to her why he supports President Trump and was quite knowledgeable and well-spoken and you could tell he had given all this a good deal of thought.

All of which prompted me to go to my browser and see what I would find. As I typed in ‘what is a republican’, I started laughing in anticipation of what I thought I would find. Despite what you hear – everywhere – the third response (not the 10th, or the 100th, or the fifth thousandth) was excellent. I went to that site to see what it would say and I give you the link https://www.republicanviews.org/what-is-a-republican-republican-definition/

[I added what could be called the executive summary from the article here. Ed.]

What is a Republican?

As you can see, the dictionary definition of a Republican is very brief. And since a Republican is simply defined as “a member of the Republican party of the U.S.” it is important to understand what the Republican Party stands for. To understand what a Republican is you have to understand the Republican Party. And that is what the rest of this article examines.

Core Beliefs

The core beliefs of the Republican Party are centered on the idea that each person is responsible for their own place within society. The party believes that the government’s role is to enable the people to secure the benefits of society for themselves, their families, and for those who are unable to do so for themselves. Republicans believe in limiting the Government’s intervention in the work of the individual towards prosperity. The government should only intervene when society cannot function at the level of the individual. This also means that the party believes in keeping the government as close to the individual as possible, and should be focused mainly on the state and community level, not centered at a federal level.

 

Now, I’ve been Republican for fifty years. But, you know, things change, the world changes, and I thought I might find something there to object to. But I read all the information and found it factual, articulate, and rational. Fifty years on, I wouldn’t change anything. If I were registering today, I’d register Republican. Because it’s still a solid Party and still stands for the things I stand for. So – yup; that’s me.

Sunday Funnies, and All That Chaz

Another week.

 

 

 

And, of course

 

Sunday Funnies; What Pandemic?

What pandemic was that?

And, of course

Deja View All Over Again

If you’re like me, you did a lot of growing up in 1968. I was in high school, aware of civic issues, but more worried about high school sports, girls, work, and academics, not necessarily in that order. But that long hot summer of 1968 penetrated. I saw things that I couldn’t believe. A thousand (literally hundreds, anyway) state Police cars parked at a National Guard armory, Chicago in full riot mode, famous people assassinated in America, and so much more. Well, what goes around comes around, because here we are again.

So here I am 52 years later, most of a lifetime, later, what have we learned? By appearances, not a damned thing. The rioters are yelling the same futile things, the authorities are even more incompetent now than they were then. Who wouldn’t trade Lori Lightfoot for Richard M. Daly? The best write up (or at least, the one that most agrees with what I see, is by Mark Angelides at Liberty Nation. Do read it all.

Cities burn, guardsmen face off against violent protesters, curfews are in place, and at the heart of it all: politics and anger. This was 1968, and this is today. The spreading upheaval has touched major centers around the country and shows little sign of slowing down. As New York, Los Angeles, Baltimore, and even the nation’s capital shudder at the deafening footfall of the mob, it’s time to ask if politics was the spark that lit the tinder or if it will be the blanket that smothers the flames?

“The peaceful [protesters]… tend to remain peaceful but what’s embedded within them are people that are right now, they’re just acting like terrorists, trying to instill fear, damage property and loot,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.

Multiple reports suggest that otherwise peaceful protests are being hijacked by groups intent on violence and destruction. President Trump has stated that he intends to designate Antifa – the group believed to be inciting the damage – as a “terrorist organization.”

In response, news outlets across the country have begun haranguing the decision, calling it impractical and illegal. But is this a sober assessment, or are the anti-Trump media trying to cover-up their prior support of this dangerous group?

Well, as we’ve always said, “S²D²”. The question is why haven’t we learned the lessons and moved on. My guess is the answer is that to solve these problems would both deprive politicians of some of their power and disestablish a fair number of leftist groups who want to share that power, and so, the use the poorest amongst us (often enough the blacks, so it has a definite racist content) to obtain power for themselves. Other than the professional rioters, who it appears (and the Attorney General appears to agree) were bussed in across state lines which is a violation of federal law, if the USG has the guts, a fair number of these people likely have valid grievances, especially after the best recovery in history was jerked from under them by government reaction this year to the Chicom flu.

But remember what else happened in 1968 …

Nixon won because he promised to be tough on crime and tough on disorder. The country was still trying to come to terms with what some describe as a failed American Revolution, and voters did not want a president who would be soft. With Biden’s campaign donating money to assist those responsible for the destruction, prominent Democrats openly supporting the very people who are burning down the nation’s capital, and a complicit media trying to downplay the actions of a group that thrives on violence, Americans will likely not see the Democratic Party as the path back to civilization.

The fate of the country is in the balance. Voters will be asking themselves serious questions … and they may not like the answers.

In 1919 W.B.Yeats wrote in his poem The Second Coming that

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

And it seemed true then, as it did in 1968, and as it does now, but in the first two, the centre did hold, and I think it will now too. But that begs the question, have we learned anything yet? Or are we still going to go forward giving lip service to symptoms, while ignoring the causes.

Sunday Funnies; Liberate America

Interesting that some of my English friends, especially in the original rebel province, East Anglia, went out of their way to tell me how much they enjoyed yesterday’s video. Well, Norfolk is sort of a prototype for the great plains, and it always amuses me that we have many buildings here in Nebraska built to English specs. What’s that? No the control towers on many of our airports are of a Royal Air Force design, and the aircrew that trained there, well many of them went on to Norfolk, to help free Europe. Many are still in England and we’ll remember them this weekend.

Now that is a proper salad bar.

Hi Tina!

And, of course

Special bonus video from Audre

Enemies; Foreign and Domestic

Somebody ( I think it was Tom Clancy in one of his novels, but I can’t find it) once said that every once in a while, the American people rise up on their hind legs and simply take control away from their governments. That’s what I’m seeing now, as the Lutheran reformation (Shelley, not Martin) sweeps across the country. The people have simply had enough of the bullshit house arrest, that has cost us trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, thousands of businesses, and untold stress.

We live in a country where the national media is a propaganda outlet of a hostile foreign government, the Chinese Communists, it’s puppet the World Health Organization, and the overarching globalist conspiracy, each of which has a negative view of the American people. Well, it’s damned well reciprocated. We know that the governor of New York, Nipsey Cuomo has perhaps caused the death of more Americans than anybody since John C. Calhoun, who at least believed in what he believed instead of only in fattening his pocketbook. We have seen others of the Gauleiters, in Michigan, in Kentucky, in Washington, and not least in California attempt to suppress the freedom of the American people. And we have seen the revival of the Stasi tactics of East Germany amongst our people.

And who are these collaborators/informers? Our neighbors and (former) friends. I don’t think we’re quite at the point the French were in 1945, when they stripped their collaborators naked, shaved their head, and paraded them at bayonet point through the streets of Paris, but neither are we that far from it.

And that is the status of the Chinese Bat flu. I don’t think Winnie the Pooh and all the American media can put it back together. We’ve won, but we’ve been badly hurt, so keep up the skeer.


The other day the President Tweeted a one-word message “OBAMAGATE!“.

And that is what we have, a fairly clear chain of evidence linking Obama, Biden, Clinton, and all their hacks and pawns with the illegal persecution and prosecution of Lieutenant General Flynn, in their apparent, and becoming more clear daily, attempt to subvert the will of the people by staging a coup on the duly elected President of the United States of America..

That too has been thwarted, it looks like, thanks to some very good men and women. Here is a recap from one of the best, Mollie Hemingway, from one of the best organizations in involved, The Federalist.

A clearer picture is emerging of the drastic steps that were taken to accomplish Obama’s goal in the following weeks and months. Shortly thereafter, high-level operatives began intensely leaking selective information supporting a supposed Russia-Trump conspiracy theory, the incoming National Security Advisor was ambushed, and the incoming Attorney General was forced to recuse himself from oversight of investigations of President Trump. At each major point in the operation, explosive media leaks were a key strategy in the operation to take down Trump.

Not only was information on Russia not fully shared with the incoming Trump team, as Obama directs, the leaks and ambushes made the transition chaotic, scared quality individuals away from working in the administration, made effective governance almost impossible, and materially damaged national security. When Comey was finally fired on May 9, in part for his duplicitousness regarding his handling of the Russia collusion theory, he orchestrated the launch of a Special Counsel probe that continued his efforts for another two years. That probe ended with Mueller finding no evidence of any American colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 election, much less Trump or anyone connected to him.

I’m sure we will be talking more about this in the days to come. As they say, “Summer is coming”, and its an election year.

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