Batman:No Joker, you’re playing the wrong game, the old game. Tonight you’re taking no hostages. Tonight I’m taking no prisoners.
Batman The Dark Knight #3 1986
When the history of Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation is written the single most critical sentence of the story will be the answer that Donald Trump gave to a reporter who asked if his name should be withdrawn after the last minute allegations brought up against him.
What a Ridiculous Question!
That answer encapsulates the difference between Donald Trump and the regular Washington Insiders.
The regular Washington insiders fear the media, fear the press and fear the left, they would have hedged, they would have been cautious and if a republican like say Mitt Romney was in the White House and reacted that way the Senate would likely have followed their lead in doing so played the game on the left’s terms.
Not President Donald Trump.
President Trump doesn’t fear the media and delights in keeping them on the defensive and because he leads from the front, Senate Republicans do not see the need to run in fear and thus the Democrat’s big bluff is going nowhere.
In fact it’s very likely that this will turn into yet another fiasco for the left as it will not only energize the right two months before an election where the GOP needs them to turn out but given the reactions we’ve seen it might even scare some moderates into thinking that they just might not want the type of people willing to do this kind of thing in power. In fact we might already have seen the first sign of this:
Voters elected political newcomer Pete Flores to the Texas Senate on Tuesday, flipping a Democratic district red for the first time in 139 years and bolstering Republicans’ supermajority in the chamber ahead of the November elections.
A retired game warden, Flores defeated former state and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego for the Senate District 19 seat after receiving backing from some of the state’s most prominent politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and U.S. Sens John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.
Hillary won this district by 12 points and the last time a Republican held it was during the Hays Administration Yet in a year when the Democrats are convinced that they will take a US senate seat in Texas from Ted Cruz then can’t hold a seat they’ve held since reconstruction?
Don’t tell me this Kavanaugh business had nothing to do with the result.
Like on DACA the Democrats are playing the old game and they are going to discover that the old rules of fear and intimidation just don’t work against this administration.
And I suspect that they are going to have a nasty surprise come November.
I can’t wait.
Closing thought, remember the only reason the Media can’t push their Kavanaugh message is because Trump has neutered them. I submit and suggest Without his war on the media the Kavanaugh nomination would be toast.
220lb Sociopath Thug:S…Solid man.. I’ll tell you.. Deal is …no cops man… I walk What do you say man?
Batman:I don’t think you understand the situation. You’re not in a position to negotiate. Let me show you…[removes cape from thugs head revealing that he is suspended upside down from the top of the tallest skyscraper in Gotham city.]
220 lb Sociopath Thug:AAAAAAAAAAAA!
Batman, The Dark Knight Returns #2 1986
I think the Harvey Weinstein left have no understanding what they have just done when it comes to Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump so for the sake of their futures I’m going to explain it to them.
Imagine if you are a public figure, say a congressman, or judge or an established or rising star in media.
Now imagine for a second if a person with vast resources was willing to invest a large amount of money say $150,000 over the course of one year to research your life and find incidents that might destroy you as a public figure.
Imagine if there such a person willing to spend this money to hire private investigators to talk to every teacher, every high school classmate or sweetheart. To dig deep enough to find anything even slightly untoward, from a college party to a meeting with a colleague, to a weekend away. Imagine there was money to look up every person who had a grudge with you over the years who might have a different memory of events than you do and get such people to talk.
How well do you think you would stand up to this kind of scrutiny?
Now imagine that you know of such a person with the resources to do this to you if he so choose, furthermore imagine that this person you know has a reputation for being thin skinned about personal attacks and has a reputation for hitting back hard when someone goes after him.
Finally imagine that knowing all these things you spend two years demonizing said person, demonizing the people who work for him, condoning physical attacks on such a person and attempting to destroy the reputation of anyone who dares freely associate with him and doing so with the knowledge that during the time you are doing these things said person temporarily does not have access to his vast resources to retaliate.
What do you think will happen the day that he once again has access to said resources to spend as he sees fit? I think such a person just might decide to use said resources to take revenge on these folks.
Donald Trump will not be president forever, but when he leaves office either after a first term or a second he will once a again be a private citizen with vast resources at his disposal and a very long memory. Given how the Democrats and the media have treated him culminating with the current attack on Brett Kavanaugh what do you think the odds are that he decides to invest in such an enterprise? I think right now the odds favor it.
Given Trump’s billions it would be very possible for citizen Trump to dedicate $125 million dollars to such an enterprise. Based on my $125K per figure quote that I gave he could finance investigations of 1,000 such public figures. That would be enough to crawl up the ass of every sitting Democrat member of congress and every single sitting federal judge who was appointed by a democrat with money left over to include every single ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, CBS television host who has gone after him and most if not all of the talking heads to boot.
Now normally an ex president doesn’t get involved in such things after leaving office but with the incredible attacks on him combined with Barack Obama breaking this tradition do you really think for one moment that Donald Trump will sit back and not take revenge on these people once he’s out of office, and remember he was deeply involved in many of them and likely has heard plenty of stories about these jokers to start with over the decades.
I think these people have no idea what they are going to unleash and if they are the slightest bit smart will start to reverse course or they will wish they were the thug from that Batman comic.
I talked to Catholic Children’s Author Susan Joy Bellavance Author of King of the Shattered Glass and Will you Come to Mass? at the 2018 Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show in Lancaster PA
Or rather I talked to her in the front seat of my car in the parking garage at the end of the 2018 Catholic Marketing Network trade show because she didn’t get a chance to sit for an interview during the show and she spotted me in the parking lot and expressed her regret so we got into my car, cranked on the AC and did the interview with her in passenger seat.
I’m a great believer in getting the interview no matter what.
After a year of watching the people physically attack conservative, drive us from restaurants attempt to murder us the Kavanaugh hit is the last straw for me.
I’m tired of being nice to the left, and I’m though presuming they just disagree wit us.
I’m convinced that they will stop at nothing when it comes to power, removing people from jobs, driving them from the public square, physical attacks, attempted murder and the attempt to tarnish a person for life, to the left all of this is justified by them by their desire for power and that desire makes it valid and good in their eyes.
I am also convinced that this will continue until they are paid back in the same coin. This behavior can not be allowed to stand.
We of the right have a choice, either continue to take it or give as good as we get or better.
Until we do this will keep happening.
I wish this was not the case, but that’s where we are. We need to take a lesson from Sherman when it comes to the Democrat left
“We are not only fighting hostile armies, but a hostile people, and we must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war.”
The Union forces needed
“to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us…
“We cannot change the hearts and minds of those people of the South, but we can make war so terrible … [and] make them so sick of war that generations would pass away before they would again appeal to it.”
Generations have passed and the lesson needs to be taught again until the left cries “enough” and begs forgiveness.
And when they do beg forgiveness and repent of these action we are obliged to forgive them , but not a moment before.
Update: In case I’m not clear here, I’m not advocating killing them , I’m advocating doing to them exactly what they do to us.
There are several things that struck me about this video:
The least important observation is that the appearance of the crowd completely confirms the stereotype that people have to tech types which by an odd coincidence is also the least surprising thing to me as a person who spent years in tech and worked with tech people worldwide.
There doesn’t seem to be any talk at all about the actual work of google which in theory is to provide an effective search engine that businesses and individuals will pay for which is supposedly their business model. However there seems to be a great deal of talk about how to influence the votes of American so they act the way the people in the room want them to act.
The level of virtue signaling within that community is completely astounding. As I watch the fellow who at the end basically reads a manifesto about his white privilege and the folks who applaud him looks and sounds like something that John Cleese and Graham Chapman might have written for a Monty Python sketch.
In taking questions from employees about moving to Canada and the prospect of a third world war seriously Google management shows that expertise, even great genius level expertise in a particular field does not convey or imply expertise in other fields or even sense or sanity in everyday life.
For a group of people who are supposedly engineers and thus rooted in facts and data, they don’t seem to be big on objective reality when looking at the world.
The knowledge and revelation that Google has been financing and even providing incentives to employees to give donations to groups that are diametrically opposed to me, my beliefs and my faith should be a great incentive to folks like me to avoid its use and not reward companies that provide it with revenue.
The only thing more incredible than the left of virtue signaling is the complete lack of self-awareness around the group, particularly when someone asks about how they can affect information bubbles while not realizing that they are all living in one.
These are all telling things and they add up to two things that Ace of Spade’s morning rant sums up very well:
If the video were different, if it showed Google employees whooping it up and throwing MAGA hats into the air because they were so happy Trump won, you can bet that there would be many chin-stroking think pieces written about how the video calls into question Google’s objectivity. But seeing them openly weeping at Hillary’s loss apparently doesn’t raise that question. What’s really creepy is how full of themselves the Google execs are, like when Google VP Kent Walker answers a question by saying that Google must ensure that the rise of populism doesn’t turn into ‘a world war or something catastrophic’. I had no idea that the guys who run Google believe it’s their job to keep history on the correct path. I thought that their job was to provide a search engine that they claim everybody can use. Except, of course, for the Chinese, whose authorities cooked up a scheme with Google to let them see only what they allow.
Not only are these people actively actively trying to influence you and the rest of the public toward either the views they desire you to have in order to create their own version of utopia but they consider this their primary mission as a company.
As the post at Aces notes, this mission to create heaven on earth doesn’t apply to totalitarian nations willing to pay the company vast amounts of cash to make sure that their own repressed people do not have access to information that might enable them to ease said oppression.
Put simply Google’s “Do no evil” motto is as Orwellian as the messages on the barn in Animal House and is wholly subjective.
In closing I should point out there is one ironic twist which comes from an exchange at the very end of the video fueled by the very last question asked by a man in a beanie with a propeller on his head:
Is there anything positive you see from this election result? (the audience laughs)
After one of the folks on stage notes Trump’s desire to improve infrastructure another gives an interesting answer which concludes.
…national government been very gridlocked you have a situation you;re aware of perhaps the republicans have a lot of control over what happens and responsibility for that…
He’s very right about that so when you look at the booming stock market, a surging economy, manufacturing returning, a strong foreign policy, ISIS in retreat and the best job market in history for blacks and Hispanics, every person in that room, particularly those who hold google stock and have seen it’s value rise over 46% since inauguration day ($806.91 to $1172.53 Friday from $806.91) can thank the Republicans in congress, Donald Trump in the White House and every person who voted to put them there (no matter what Obama says)
On behalf of all of them: You’re welcome.
Hmm that sounds good I wounder if someone would make it into a meme for me it I send it out of Gab? Paging Hogewash
Secretary Mattis recently released a memo directing commanders to make better use of the military justice system, likely in response to the plummeting number of court martial cases across all services. For the non-military person, this might sound absurd: why are we unhappy when we have less crime among the ranks? A bit of explanation is required.