Under the Fedora: 9/11 Thoughts , Kaepernick and Dems, Trump as Wile E Coyote , Florence and more

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Under the Fedora: 9/11 Thoughts , Kaepernick and Dems, Trump as Wile E Coyote , Florence and more

Yes­ter­day was 911 again and my opin­ion on hit hasn’t changed.

The days we need to be remem­ber­ing are the fall of Sad­dam (April 9th); the fall of the Tal­iban gov­ern­ment in Afghanistan and Tora Bora (Dec 17th); and the death of Bin Laden (May 2nd). We should hold those days high, and make sure that not only do we remem­ber and cel­e­brate those days — but those we defeated remem­ber it as well. Those days should be cel­e­brated just as we did with VE and VJ Days, right up until the great­est gen­er­a­tion was replaced by the baby boomers, and those World War II land­marks began to fade from memory.

When the war is won, then per­haps things will be dif­fer­ent — but as long as we are still fight­ing, a somber remem­brance is the wrong thing to do.

So while the rest of the coun­try puts on their sack­cloth for 24 hours, I will respect­fully pass on that. Instead, I will pop a cork to the pas­sen­gers of Flight 93 for pro­duc­ing the first in many U.S. vic­to­ries dur­ing the War on Ter­ror and toast the troops who con­tinue to win one of the tough­est wars our coun­try has ever fought.

They’ve be time to mourn when our ene­mies are dead.


Glenn Reynolds made this pre­dic­tion on 911

VIR­GINIA IS MAD. So am I. Hell, so is every­one. And the TV footage of jubi­lant Pales­tini­ans just proves what I’ve always sus­pected — they just don’t get it. They’ll learn. Oh, how they’ll learn. Even if it turns out that this was done by the Chi­nese, or dis­af­fected high school stu­dents, their jubi­la­tion will be long remem­bered. The Amer­i­can role as “medi­a­tor” in the Mid­dle East is over. Since — though they don’t real­ize it — that’s the only thing that has kept the Pales­tini­ans in the game since 1991, their future is likely to be grim, now.

Alas nei­ther George W. Bush nor Barack Obama saw fit to teach that les­son then along came Don­ald Trump…

Pres­i­dent Trump appears to have under­taken a rev­o­lu­tion in Mid­dle East­ern diplo­macy. Report­edly, the United States will elim­i­nate refugee sta­tus for the descen­dants of Pales­tin­ian refugees of 1948, the only group of peo­ple any­where in the world to inherit refugee sta­tus. The U.S. also report­edly will elim­i­nate fund­ing for UNRWA, the only UN agency ded­i­cated to a sin­gle group of refugees, namely the Pales­tin­ian Arabs.…

This should have been done Sept 12th 2001. Who knew that it would take Don­ald Trump to see the Pales­tini­ans for what they are.


speak­ing about Trump and 911 this cartoon

and this op-​ed

“Trump is harm­ing the dream of Amer­ica more than any for­eign adver­sary ever could.”

are get­ting a lot of cri­tique but you have to remem­ber some­thing. 911 was just a bunch of ter­ror­ists mur­der­ing Amer­i­cans, Trump put the power of the left and their allies in the deep state at risk, no nat­u­rally that’s more impor­tant to them.


Bre­it­bart reports that 10 NFL play­ers protested this week. I looked them all up, they have some­thing in com­mon. None of them are rookies.

At National Review Kyle Smith has a mostly good piece about how the Democ­rats have become the Kaeper­nick party.

Nike’s net approval rat­ing plunged an aston­ish­ing 34 points last week, the kind of polling shift you wouldn’t expect to see unless Air Jor­dans were proven to cause ankle can­cer. Keep­ing Kaeper­nick front and cen­ter in the national dis­course is a bad move for a sneaker com­pany, a bad move for the pun­dits and activists who cheered it, and a bad move for any Demo­c­ra­tic office-​seeker. If vot­ers get it into their heads that this Novem­ber 6 is about whether you should kneel or stand for the national anthem, it won’t work out well for Democ­rats in the short or long term.

I think every demo­c­rat run­ning in a swing dis­trict needs to have Kaper­nick cam­paign with him and if they don’t it proves they are racists.


I do take issue with one remark of Smith’s piece at NRO

Pres­i­dent Trump is a polit­i­cal genius in much the same way that Wile E. Coy­ote is a mechan­i­cal genius, but he has proven that he has some lizard-​brain, WWE-​tinged sense of how to push the public’s buttons.

If Trump is Wile E Coy­ote, then how come he keeps win­ning and his ene­mies plots all end like this:

I’d say it’s Trump that plays Road Run­ner to Nev­ertrumps Coyote.


Back to 911 a sec I found this old inter­view of me from 2011 done on 9÷11÷2011

The key line is this

“Barack Hus­sein Obama in the worst free agent sign­ing and most expen­sive free agent sign­ing in the his­tory of the coun­try and every Demo­c­rat in con­gress and every Sen­a­tor in con­gress and every Demo­c­ra­tic gov­er­nor whether they show up on stage with him or not is on his team.”

If I was Don­ald Trump I’d play that mes­sage every sin­gle day till elec­tion day 2018 and maybe even till elec­tion 2020

(It’s amaz­ing how much I’ve aged since then)


In that same video I pre­dicted the Democ­rats would lose that elec­tion day.

I’m repeat­ing that pre­dic­tion today


As we all watch the cone of Hur­ri­cane Flo­rence head toward the east coast we need to be thank­ful that we have a full week’s warn­ing and plenty of time for peo­ple to get ready. Imag­ine what it must have been like for peo­ple 100 years ago when you might get a day or two’s warn­ing at best or 150 years ago when there would have been no warn­ing at all.

We don’t under­stand just how lucky we are sometimes.


Is it just me or does any­one else have an awful feel­ing that the media/​left is watch­ing with breath­less antic­i­pa­tion for Hur­ri­cane Flo­rence to hit in the hopes that in the wake of mas­sive flood­ing mas­sive destruc­tion and dev­as­ta­tion they can blame Trump for not mov­ing fast enough to score points this elec­tion cycle?

There was a time when such a thought would never have entered my head.


Finally it’s been amaz­ing to watch the media sud­denly get all pro­tec­tive of the church now that the scan­dals threaten Bish­ops, Car­di­nals and Pope that they per­ceive are on their side polit­i­cally. It demon­strates abuse vic­tims were merely a means to an end to the media/​left enabling an attack on an insti­tu­tion who opposed them on abor­tion and gay mar­riage. But I’m not wor­ried about the Church in the long run because it’s not the Bish­ops Car­di­nals or even Pope that will ensure the faith remains. it’s peo­ple like Lucy from California

Christ and Church are greater than any one Pope, Car­di­nal, Bishop, Scan­dal or even era. Those things all change, God does not.

Yesterday was 9/11 again and my opinion on hit hasn’t changed.

 

The days we need to be remembering are the fall of Saddam (April 9th); the fall of the Taliban government in Afghanistan and Tora Bora (Dec 17th); and the death of Bin Laden (May 2nd). We should hold those days high, and make sure that not only do we remember and celebrate those days—but those we defeated remember it as well. Those days should be celebrated just as we did with VE and VJ Days, right up until the greatest generation was replaced by the baby boomers, and those World War II landmarks began to fade from memory.

When the war is won, then perhaps things will be different—but as long as we are still fighting, a somber remembrance is the wrong thing to do.

So while the rest of the country puts on their sackcloth for 24 hours, I will respectfully pass on that. Instead, I will pop a cork to the passengers of Flight 93 for producing the first in many U.S. victories during the War on Terror and toast the troops who continue to win one of the toughest wars our country has ever fought.

 

They’ve be time to mourn when our enemies are dead.


Glenn Reynolds made this prediction on 9/11

 

VIRGINIA IS MAD. So am I. Hell, so is everyone. And the TV footage of jubilant Palestinians just proves what I’ve always suspected — they just don’t get it. They’ll learn. Oh, how they’ll learn. Even if it turns out that this was done by the Chinese, or disaffected high school students, their jubilation will be long remembered. The American role as “mediator” in the Middle East is over. Since — though they don’t realize it — that’s the only thing that has kept the Palestinians in the game since 1991, their future is likely to be grim, now.

 

Alas neither George W. Bush nor Barack Obama saw fit to teach that lesson then along came Donald Trump…

President Trump appears to have undertaken a revolution in Middle Eastern diplomacy. Reportedly, the United States will eliminate refugee status for the descendants of Palestinian refugees of 1948, the only group of people anywhere in the world to inherit refugee status. The U.S. also reportedly will eliminate funding for UNRWA, the only UN agency dedicated to a single group of refugees, namely the Palestinian Arabs. . . .

This should have been done Sept 12th 2001. Who knew that it would take Donald Trump to see the Palestinians for what they are.


speaking about Trump and 9/11 this cartoon

and this op-ed

“Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could.”

are getting a lot of critique but you have to remember something. 9/11 was just a bunch of terrorists murdering Americans, Trump put the power of the left and their allies in the deep state at risk, no naturally that’s more important to them.


Breitbart reports that 10 NFL players protested this week. I looked them all up, they have something in common. None of them are rookies.

At National Review Kyle Smith has a mostly good piece about how the Democrats have become the Kaepernick party.

Nike’s net approval rating plunged an astonishing 34 points last week, the kind of polling shift you wouldn’t expect to see unless Air Jordans were proven to cause ankle cancer. Keeping Kaepernick front and center in the national discourse is a bad move for a sneaker company, a bad move for the pundits and activists who cheered it, and a bad move for any Democratic office-seeker. If voters get it into their heads that this November 6 is about whether you should kneel or stand for the national anthem, it won’t work out well for Democrats in the short or long term.

I think every democrat running in a swing district needs to have Kapernick campaign with him and if they don’t it proves they are racists.


I do take issue with one remark of Smith’s piece at NRO

President Trump is a political genius in much the same way that Wile E. Coyote is a mechanical genius, but he has proven that he has some lizard-brain, WWE-tinged sense of how to push the public’s buttons.

If Trump is Wile E Coyote, then how come he keeps winning and his enemies plots all end like this:

I’d say it’s Trump that plays Road Runner to Nevertrumps Coyote.


Back to 9/11 a sec I found this old interview of me from 2011 done on 9/11/2011

The key line is this

“Barack Hussein Obama in the worst free agent signing and most expensive free agent signing in the history of the country and every Democrat in congress and every Senator in congress and every Democratic governor whether they show up on stage with him or not is on his team.”

If I was Donald Trump I’d play that message every single day till election day 2018 and maybe even till election 2020

(It’s amazing how much I’ve aged since then)


In that same video I predicted the Democrats would lose that election day.

I’m repeating that prediction today


As we all watch the cone of Hurricane Florence head toward the east coast we need to be thankful that we have a full week’s warning and plenty of time for people to get ready. Imagine what it must have been like for people 100 years ago when you might get a day or two’s warning at best or 150 years ago when there would have been no warning at all.

We don’t understand just how lucky we are sometimes.


Is it just me or does anyone else have an awful feeling that the media/left is watching with breathless anticipation for Hurricane Florence to hit in the hopes that in the wake of massive flooding massive destruction and devastation they can blame Trump for not moving fast enough to score points this election cycle?

There was a time when such a thought would never have entered my head.


Finally it’s been amazing to watch the media suddenly get all protective of the church now that the scandals threaten Bishops, Cardinals and Pope that they perceive are on their side politically. It demonstrates abuse victims were merely a means to an end to the media/left enabling an attack on an institution who opposed them on abortion and gay marriage. But I’m not worried about the Church in the long run because it’s not the Bishops Cardinals or even Pope that will ensure the faith remains. it’s people like Lucy from California

Christ and Church are greater than any one Pope, Cardinal, Bishop, Scandal or even era. Those things all change, God does not.