Alice Krige as Alma/Eva in Ghost Story

by baldilocks

Such an innocent time it was in 2008 when Hillary Clinton was running against Barack Obama for the Democrat Party presidential nomination…

Ted Kennedy was still alive back then. Irony, however, was long dead and stinking. But eight years along, we’re getting many revelations about who is above and below whom on each level of the SJW hierarchy. Back then we found out where white women stood in relation to black people as a whole.

The Great Identity Politics War is like the Mother of all Pile-ups; I just can’t look away!

The latest salvo sees Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Barack Obama cause New York’s NOW chapter to flip out.

Women have just experienced the ultimate betrayal. Senator Kennedy’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard. Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him, stood by him, hushed the fact that he was late in his support of Title IX, the ERA, the Family Leave and Medical Act to name a few. Women have buried their anger that his support for the compromises in No Child Left Behind and the Medicare bogus drug benefit brought us the passage of these flawed bills. We have thanked him for his ardent support of many civil rights bills, BUT women are always waiting in the wings.And now the greatest betrayal! We are repaid with his abandonment! He’s picked the new guy over us. [SNIP]

This latest move by Kennedy, is so telling about the status of and respect for women’s rights, women’s voices, women’s equality, women’s authority and our ability – indeed, our obligation – to promote and earn and deserve and elect, unabashedly, a President that is the first woman after centuries of men who “know what’s best for us.”

I suppose that the 70+% of black women who voted for Obama in the South Carolina primary aren’t really women. Or perhaps black women are too stupid to figure out that Hillary Clinton has their best interest at heart while Obama couldn’t possibly have that, being a tripod and all. And see how these tripods stick together?

Somewhere, Mary Jo Kopechne  is laughing uncontrollably.

Originally posted January 28, 2008.

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“And that one?” I pointed to a man up to his chin in boiling blood. He was screaming in agony so his face was distorted, but he looked Oriental.

“New one,” Billy said. “Seung, something like that. Went out and shot a bunch of people in the college he was at. Allen, it puzzles me that a man can shoot thirty-two full-grown men and women before the sheriff’s men gun him down. You’re more his time, maybe you can tell me. Why didn’t someone just shoot the son of a bitch?”

I scratched my head. Billy’s viewpoint seemed skewed, alien.

“Five of ‘em where teachers,” Billy said. “They had to protect their kids. How could they not be armed? It’s as if someone has been taking away their guns.”

Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle:  Escape from Hell

“We would have preferred to hit a US frigate, but no problem because they are all infidels.”

Spokesperson Army of Aden



Rather than write about all the various concepts concerning 1st amendment rights and a business being allowed to make their own decision and point out one simple thing:

This restaurant owner by making this public declaration against guns and gun owners has informed any lawbreaker that they are unlikely to get any kind of resistance either from the owners or from the patrons as those who are most likely to be able to offer any resistance will be eating elsewhere. While, vendettas against Christian bakers notwithstanding, the owner has the right to do this, I question its wisdom.

Given the number of other places to eat I see no reason to dine somewhere that has provided an incentive to the violent or the lawless to stop on by.

There are plenty of reasons why I think Donald Trump, given the field we had,  was the wrong choice for GOP nominee, his tendency for mendacity, uncertainty on his core principles, his previous recent association with liberalism and his embrace of cultural liberalism to name a few.

There are quite a few people, including many I respect very much, who will not vote for Trump because of these and other objections and I completely respect their decision.

There are also several reasons why he is a good choice, his willingness to hit issues other duck, his ability to bypass the MSM, his ability to fight back when others will not and his intimate familiarity with the crony system used by government which will allow his to use/manipulate it to get things done.

There are a lot of people, including many I respect very much, who are completely committed to Trump for these reasons, some right from the start, and I completely respect their decision too.


What I don’t respect, condone, or agree with are the attempts to take the nomination from him.

Until the moment Mr. Trump secured the required committed delegates to clinch the nomination, not unbound ones that have said they will support him, but actual bound delegates as understood by the voters, I had no problem with candidates and others attempting to within the rules keep Mr. Trump from getting the nomination on the first ballot.  Those were the rules from day one and as long as we were playing within those rules that’s fine.

But the moment you try to do this after he has clinched you are overturning the will of your primary voters who turned out in record numbers in a primary season that drew more attention than any I can remember in my lifetime.


Do I wish my man Ted Cruz was nominated, you bet I do!  Do I think he would have beaten Hillary Clinton like a Pinata, without a question!  Do I think the left was terrified of him?  Absolutely!

But that doesn’t matter, the choice belonged to the votes and those voters, for good or ill, for right or wrong, choose to vote for Donald Trump over Ted Cruz and the other 15 choices available.

Either we respect the voters or we don’t and if you don’t then you don’t belong in the political process and you have no business asking me for my vote if you don’t respect me when I cast it.

Again if you want to stay home, stay home, if you want to go 3rd or 4th party, that’s up to you.

But you have no business taking away Mr. Trump’s hard earned victory nor the victory of all the voters who backed him.

You lost an election, grow up.

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