10 Thoughts under my fedora: MSM depression,the song Hallelujah and Slavery

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10 Thoughts under my fedora: MSM depression,the song Hallelujah and Slavery

One of the big signs that the worm as turned in this elec­tion is the panic and depres­sion on the faces of mem­bers of the MSM. I haven’t seen any­thing like it since the elec­tions of 2010 first of Scott Brown and then the big red wave. While I think the defeat of Hillary is vital for the coun­try I think most con­ser­v­a­tives will get much more sat­is­fac­tion from their dis­com­fort then Trump’s win, if it happens.


The thing that I think is most dis­cour­ag­ing to the press has been trump’s unwill­ing­ness to make a vital error and (to this point any­ways) to stay on mes­sage dur­ing this week. This is in stark con­trast to the Hillary cam­paign at this point. That’s a real sign of panic and noth­ing is more con­ta­gious or deadly to any enterprise.


While I think the cumu­la­tive effect of the wik­ileaks and Project Ver­i­tas helped move the polls I think the real advan­tage has been to illus­trate the tac­tics of the left so that the nor­mal coun­ters that the left would use to counter his news, mak­ing them com­pletely inef­fec­tive. That being said I’m shocked that as of this writ­ing there hasn’t been one last Novem­ber Sur­prise coor­di­nated by the MSM and the Clin­tons. I don’t think wait­ing till Sun­day night is a good idea, if they have some­thing to play it’s got to be now.


My wife has been on a “Hal­lelu­jah” kick lately and if you go to YouTube you will find all kinds of ver­sion of that song from Susan Boyle

To Pen­ta­tonix

to the orig­i­nal song­writer Leonard Cohen.

It’s a good song but the more I think about it the rea­son I think it has caught on so well on a gut level, is man has an instinc­tive thirst for God and “Hal­lelu­jah” means “praise the Lord”.


One of my pet peeves is the argu­ment by some that Slav­ery was not the dri­ving force behind the Civil war. This can be dis­proved by look­ing at any news­pa­pers from the 1840’s to the 1860’s but thanks to Prager U I don’t have to make that argu­ment alone:

There were other fac­tors but they meant lit­tle com­pared to slavery.

I’ve never stopped argu­ing that the pro-​abortion argu­ment is the same as the pro-​slavery argu­ment, if you don’t like Abortion/​Slavery don’t have/​own one. Or I’m per­son­ally opposed to Abortion/​slavery but don’t want to for­bid it or can’t see how to do it. Both of those argu­ments are equally morally shallow.

Stacy McCain con­tin­ues to write about mod­ern fem­i­nism and it’s Marxist/​Wiccan roots but in the end a phi­los­o­phy that rejects the nor­mal rules of repro­duc­tion is doomed because noth­ing makes a phi­los­o­phy obso­lete then the fail­ure of those who espouse it to breed.

One of the real pleas­ant sur­prises this week was walk­ing into the doors at work at 10:30 PM with the score of game 7 of the Cubs vs the Indi­ans 63 and dis­cov­er­ing that the game wasn’t over when my first break came around at 12:30 AM allow­ing me to lis­ten to the last 12 inning that proved to be just as excit­ing as the rest of the game. While at least one base­ball fan in my fam­ily dis­agrees on the great­ness of the game due to some really poor deci­sions by the Cubs’ man­ager I think that the great­ness of the game was not less­ened by the mis­takes. Base­ball like all sports is enter­tain­ment and I haven’t been so enter­tained by a game 7 in decades.

Speak­ing of pleas­ant sur­prises this week’s Big Bang The­ory was excel­lent and enter­tain­ing. You would think that after 10 years the ideas would be run­ning thin but the qual­ity has kept up. I think the show could run another 2 years or more easy if the cast remains will­ing to do it.

In two weeks the Ani­mated ver­sion of Power of the Daleks, one of the miss­ing Dr. Who episodes, intro­duc­ing the 2nd doc­tor will pre­mière on BBC Amer­ica. I’m anx­ious to see it but am sur­prised that it took nearly 30 years for the BBC to decide this is a good idea, although it is pos­si­ble that they fig­ured they didn’t want to go through the expense in case any of those episodes turned up. I sus­pect if the rat­ing are good (and they will be) we will see the rest of the miss­ing episodes done.

One of the big signs that the worm as turned in this election is the panic and depression on the faces of members of the MSM. I haven’t seen anything like it since the elections of 2010 first of Scott Brown and then the big red wave. While I think the defeat of Hillary is vital for the country I think most conservatives will get much more satisfaction from their discomfort then Trump’s win, if it happens.


The thing that I think is most discouraging to the press has been trump’s unwillingness to make a vital error and (to this point anyways) to stay on message during this week. This is in stark contrast to the Hillary campaign at this point. That’s a real sign of panic and nothing is more contagious or deadly to any enterprise.


While I think the cumulative effect of the wikileaks and Project Veritas helped move the polls I think the real advantage has been to illustrate the tactics of the left so that the normal counters that the left would use to counter his news, making them completely ineffective. That being said I’m shocked that as of this writing there hasn’t been one last November Surprise coordinated by the MSM and the Clintons. I don’t think waiting till Sunday night is a good idea, if they have something to play it’s got to be now.


My wife has been on a “Hallelujah” kick lately and if you go to YouTube you will find all kinds of version of that song from Susan Boyle

To Pentatonix

to the original songwriter Leonard Cohen.

It’s a good song but the more I think about it the reason I think it has caught on so well on a gut level, is man has an instinctive thirst for God and “Hallelujah” means “praise the Lord”.


One of my pet peeves is the argument by some that Slavery was not the driving force behind the Civil war. This can be disproved by looking at any newspapers from the 1840’s to the 1860’s but thanks to Prager U I don’t have to make that argument alone:

There were other factors but they meant little compared to slavery.

I’ve never stopped arguing that the pro-abortion argument is the same as the pro-slavery argument, if you don’t like Abortion/Slavery don’t have/own one. Or I’m personally opposed to Abortion/slavery but don’t want to forbid it or can’t see how to do it. Both of those arguments are equally morally shallow.

Stacy McCain continues to write about modern feminism and it’s Marxist/Wiccan roots but in the end a philosophy that rejects the normal rules of reproduction is doomed because nothing makes a philosophy obsolete then the failure of those who espouse it to breed.

One of the real pleasant surprises this week was walking into the doors at work at 10:30 PM with the score of game 7 of the Cubs vs the Indians 6-3 and discovering that the game wasn’t over when my first break came around at 12:30 AM allowing me to listen to the last 1/2 inning that proved to be just as exciting as the rest of the game. While at least one baseball fan in my family disagrees on the greatness of the game due to some really poor decisions by the Cubs’ manager I think that the greatness of the game was not lessened by the mistakes. Baseball like all sports is entertainment and I haven’t been so entertained by a game 7 in decades.

Speaking of pleasant surprises this week’s Big Bang Theory was excellent and entertaining. You would think that after 10 years the ideas would be running thin but the quality has kept up. I think the show could run another 2 years or more easy if the cast remains willing to do it.

In two weeks the Animated version of Power of the Daleks, one of the missing Dr. Who episodes, introducing the 2nd doctor will premiere on BBC America. I’m anxious to see it but am surprised that it took nearly 30 years for the BBC to decide this is a good idea, although it is possible that they figured they didn’t want to go through the expense in case any of those episodes turned up. I suspect if the rating are good (and they will be) we will see the rest of the missing episodes done.