Latest Ramblings

Three-Dimensional Thinking

July 23rd, 2016 | 5 Comments

clock1

The Fourth Dimension

by baldilocks

At Roger Kimball’s blog, Paula Bolyard outlines the reason(s) I will wait until election day to make my presidential election choice.

Like many (but by no means all) conservatives, ever since Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee, I have been scanning the horizon for reasons to support him.

I have found a few. But candor requires that at the end of the day, when all is said and done, I acknowledge that the most compelling reason I’ve found so far is a familiar dactyl-trochee combination: Hillary Clinton. As I argued after the first day of the convention in Cleveland, The Wall Street Journal‘s Bill McGurn is right: the best case for Donald Trump is still this: that the alternative is the dowager empress of Chappaqua.

I’ve had flickers of hope that, post-primary, Trump would turn out to be something other than what he appeared to be throughout the primary season and what, by most accounts, he has been throughout his very public, very fraught business career.

So far, alas, I’ve found those hopes dashed, one after the next. After a tentative access of reasonable behavior on Trump’s part, bang, he blows it all by (for example) telling us what a great guy Saddam Hussein was at killing terrorists.

Just this morning, I found a link on Twitter which pushed me toward Trump: he called Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams to thank the chief’s department for its service during the RNC in that city. Not minutes later, however, I found out that Trump “joked” about starting an anti-Cruz, anti-Kasich PAC should he become president. (Memo to Mr. Trump: you’ve already beaten those two candidates.)

I can at least tell you this: I will not vote for Hillary Clinton. And, please spare me the no-Trump=yes-Clinton argument for this reason: it will not push me into making my decision any earlier than stated.

People keep telling me that beating Clinton is the only important factor in 2016 presidential election decision-making. That assertion reminds me of an observation I made: that many people have no concept of time and, therefore, the implications about the passage of it. One of those implications: allowing the evidence–events and revelations–to build up until the point when the time is up.

It’s July. Therefore, time is not up.

Another memo to Mr. Trump: seal the deal instead of pooping in and on it!

Of course, we’re still pretending that winning the election is his true goal, are we not?

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game (click on left sidebar image), was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>>baldilocks

Tags: , , ,

Peter Capaldi as the Doctor: S9 E11 Heaven Sent

The #FeeltheBurn Crowd, gets burned

Why Hillary Clinton’s will be a White Male UPDATE: Tim Kaine Nailed it

Bucket list: Aida at the Met

For Donald Trump Convention Mission (or Deal) accomplished

How Donald Trump Played Ted Cruz at RNC Cleveland and won

NH GOP Senate Candidate Jim Rubens in Hollis NH

Ted Cruz in Cleveland: Ambition vs Family, Family Wins

The Trumpvention: The real issues are not going away

Apparently @Twitter @safety believes #feminists are weak fragile women

The Melinia Trump squirrel vs Pat Smith’s Introduction to the Nation

The Great Outing

Taco Bell shows how it’s done

The Unexpectedly Chronicles: Stacy McCain or the Baton Rogue shooter, which one did Twitter ban?

Report From Louisiana: Baton Rouge Under Seige

I’m Old Enough to remember when Palin hitting Ryan was a joke

Peter Capaldi as the Doctor: S9 E10 Face the Raven

We have much to fear with Sharia

The Pence Trap that Trump has set for the MSM

Wanted: 1 or 2 Writers for DaTechGuy’s Magnificent Seven

Watching the Build-Up

Nice, Turkey and Eternity

My thanks to Justice Ginsburg for her unethical behavior

Last night in Nice

I’m Old Enough to Remember When Big Spending on Ads won Elections

Isaiah Crowell knows his math

The Wheels of the law go round & round or Does Twitter Recruit at Federal Prisons?

The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Cause & Effect Obama #bluelivesmatter edition

Pintastic NE 2016 Interviews Pt 2: the Sponsors Players & Clowns

Senate Democrats against free speech

A Letter from the International Union of Thieves Pickpockets and Thugs

Roundup

Pintastic NE 2016 Interviews Pt 1: the Vendors

Hillary Clinton Perfectly explained in one headline

Salena Zito & Stacy McCain and John Ruberry Explain Donald Trump in three posts

100 Word Catholic Fiction, The Prophet’s Report

Report From Louisiana: Outside Agitators Go Away!

The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Why is this not news?

Photos from Pintastic NE 2016

If all Black Lives Matter why no protests in crime-ridden areas?

A Question for Hillary on Black Lives Matter

Breakdown

High Noon for America

And now, Dallas: Are the wheels coming off? UPDATED

An Odd “coincidence” & a Modest Post Dallas Suggestion

The #unexpectedly Chronicles: Weigel Nails it

The Conservative Cascade Toward Reality continues

It’s a good thing Esther Levy Didn’t order a Gay Wedding Cake…

The day the FBI kissed the rule of law good-bye

Cause and effect #ClintonFBI edition or And people wonder why Conservatives are arming themselves?

Catholic CD of the Month

Know your Catholic Faith

Natural discount shop

Food Glorious Food

Listen to your Granny

DTG & RS McCain Approved!

Find Discounts at the Stores you Love

TOP STORES

Bloggers Prayer

Oh God, you who gave free will to your creation, bless those who use that precious gift to blog.

May we though this gift of freedom of expression enlighten, entertain and inform our readers, and we ask particular blessing for those who bring your word across the net, that they may faithfully execute your command to make disciples of all nations.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

DH Gate Dot Com, Online Shopping

Cheap ecigarette from China - DHgate

Granite Grok

Goldfish and Clowns

Best Grassroots Blogs

Winner - 2014 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Support our favorite Charties

Old Examiner Pieces

Tags

Winner - 2014 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Most Innovative Blogger 2013

Help a Brother Knight of Mine who needs a hand

%d bloggers like this: