Thursday, July 18, 2024

Biden Tells Americans To "Lower The Temperature"


                        The Divider-in-Chief, President Joe Biden, recently urged as all to “lower the temperature” of political debate. Good idea. Fabulous. Then maybe stop calling your political opponents racists, fascists, far-right extremists, and Nazis.

                       Oh, and perhaps stop trying to imprison or assassinate them, too.

                       Biden calling for others to be less inflammatory is akin to Hitler calling on Germans to dial back anti-Semitism. Or mainstream media outlets calling for truth and objectivity. The preposterousness of such a statement is immediately clear.

                             Whenever things look bad for Democrats, and/or they sense that they may be blamed for something, they quickly say, “Let’s calm down, and cool the (political) temperature!”

                       Otherwise, it’s “You guys are far-right extremists, no good dog-faced pony soldiers, Hitler-loving deplorable monsters who should be neutralized!”

                       They are nought but hypocritical, projecting clowns. And should be dealt with as such.


Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Chicago's Mayor Implies That Richard Nixon Is Responsible For The City's Gun Violence


Chicago’s newest far-left leader, Mayor Brandon Johnson, recently implied President Richard Nixon was to blame for the Windy City’s massive and pervasive gun violence problem. Well, Democrats specialize in blaming others for the very problems their policies create. In fact, (titular) President Joe Biden blames former President Trump for virtually everything. But Nixon? He passed away more than 30 years ago!

The Mayor’s preposterous statement was spawned in part by the more than 100 people who were killed or wounded in shootings in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend alone.

              Johnson stated: "Black death has been unfortunately accepted in this country for a very long time. We had a chance 60 years ago to get at the root causes. And people mocked President Johnson, and we ended up with Richard Nixon. I'm going to work hard every day to transform this city. That's what it takes to build a better, stronger, safer Chicago." Now tell us the one about the three bears.

              If Black death is accepted by anyone in this country, it is by the (mostly Black) perpetrators…and the Democratic Party. Note to B.J.: Johnson was a racist, Nixon was not. Nor did he have anything to do with the number of homicides in Chicago. The mayor’s vague statement about what it takes to “build a better, stronger, safer Chicago” sounds much like Biden’s “Build Back Better” trope. How is that slogan working out for us?

              The only way to significantly reduce the murder rate in Chicago, whether by firearm, knife, baseball bat, or candlestick, is to institute policies that will help foster intact families and a greater chance for a successful and fulfilling life.

              Blaming Richard Nixon, who was never an Illinois pol and hasn’t been president for half a century, is delusional in the extreme. But then, being delusional is a hallmark of today’s Democrats.

              What’s next, will Detroit’s mayor blame his city’s crime on Dwight Eisenhower? Will California Gov. Gavin Newsome blame his state’s homeless crisis on Herbert Hoover? It’s rampant crime on Calvin Coolidge? Perhaps Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker will blame the population exodus afflicting his state on Warren G. Harding or William Howard Taft. Chester A. Arthur? Surely other lefties will join in the blame game, too. The way things are going today, the more unhinged the better, right? I can see New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez blaming his legal troubles on William McKinley. Or Whoopi Goldberg blaming a yeast infection on Rutherford B. Hayes.

              I’m sure readers can come up with more possibilities.

              After all, nothing is too crazy anymore.


Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Spanish Court Rules Kiss Without Consent Is Sexual Assault


              Luis Rubiales has been accused by Spanish state prosecutors of sexual assault and coercion for kissing a player on the lips without her consent after the Women’s World Cup final, according to the country’s prosecutors’ office.

Rubiales, now suspended, was the president of the Spanish soccer federation. In a fit of excitement, he kissed Jenni Hermoso on the lips during the awards ceremony after Spain beat England to win the championship last August 20th in Sydney, Australia. And, according to a recently passed sexual consent law, Rubiales could face a fine-- or a prison sentence of one to four years if found guilty of sexual assault. You see, the new law dispensed with the difference between “sexual harassment” and “sexual assault.” And, apparently, with the difference between sexual harassment, sexual assault, and a celebratory kiss for that matter.

Older folks (like me, for instance) may well remember the famous V-J Day kiss, where the victorious, elated sailor grabbed a female stranger in a white dress on the streets of New York City, then bent her over and gave her a lengthy smooch. In some places, that would be considered an “assault” today. One which might lead to a lengthy prison sentence. Yet felons go free on little or no bail and parents may have their kids taken from them by the state if they don’t agree to allow their children’s genitalia to be mutilated “transgendered.”


No one is—or should be—in favor of truly unwanted advances, but prison time for a kiss?!


              In 1943, Dooley Wilson wrote a classic song titled “As Time Goes By” for the iconic movie “Casablanca.” The opening lyrics:


You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by


             “A kiss is just a kiss.” Or is it?


 It seems the fundamental things apply less and less……as time goes by.


Monday, July 15, 2024

Trump Is Shot, Resilient, Courageous. America?


The shots heard ‘round the world were fired from a spot in Butler, Pennsylvania—a small town in the formerly United States of America. Needless to say, it is not a good look for the increasingly banana-esque republic, but those who churn with hatred of Donald Trump care only about stopping the man…one way or another. It was only a matter of time before…this. Or worse.

Trump’s Reagan-esque reaction to being shot, blood on his face, fist in the air, jaw set, make for a remarkable and stirring picture. This may well make it even harder for his political opponents/enemies to defeat him in the upcoming election, even with massive fraud and cheating. But, in their minds, they must. No matter what. They believe they have no choice. Some in the government, the vast Deep State, and the intelligence agencies will simply not allow him to win. They have shown that time and time again. And they will be abetted—or at least not impeded—by a few RINOs, assorted other never-Trumpers, the ghastly named “Lincoln Project” organization, etc. And, of course, the Fourth Estate. All cheered on by Late Night talk show hosts, teachers’ union heads, Hollywood faux people, and anti-social media giants, among others.

Never has more malignant animus been aligned and directed towards one man. This was symbolic of both that animus and Trump’s astounding resiliency. In 2017, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer stated of Trump daring to challenge the spurious allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election: “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” Though this shooter may well have been acting without direction or help, this is potentially one of those ways.

It makes me sick even to say this, but I believe this act makes it even more likely that there will be another assassination attempt, simply because, as previously mentioned, Trump may now be even harder to defeat at the polls. After all, the preposterous attempts to set him up, smear him-- and even imprison him-- have not worked out thus far.

And, as I and others have repeatedly noted on this forum, all today’s Democrats/socialists/leftists care about is power. Period. And they will do anything to attain, keep, and enhance it. ANYTHING.

Again, I am not implying that this attempt to assassinate Trump had anything to do with any government entity, but remember that Democrats proposed a bill aimed at removing Trump’s Secret Service protection if he were to become a “convicted felon.” Remember, too, the Biden administration repeatedly denied RFK, Jr.’s request for a Secret Service protection detail, despite his uncle being famously assassinated.

Democrats and their media have incessantly blamed even mildly aggressive rhetoric from MAGA types for any number of violent crimes. In fact, they blamed Trump himself for Jan. 6, even though he asked those listening to him to proceed “peacefully and patriotically” to the Capitol to protest. Might their unending attacks on Trump, including frequently likening him to Hitler, possibly spur on the unhinged to take actions such as this?

Predictably, those in the Mainstream Media continued to mislead the American people they, too, are supposed to serve. There was this online headline from the Enemy of the People’s CNN: “Trump speech interrupted by Secret Service.” What, were they talking over Trump? Those rude agents! Stupefying! A headline read: “Trump is rushed off stage by Secret Service after popping sounds ring out at his rally.” Popping sounds? Maybe bubble wrap? Jiffy Pop? Newsweek proclaimed: “MAGA Responds With Outrage After Donald Trump Injured at Pennsylvania Rally.” Did Trump stub his toe? Trip over a sandbag ala Biden? In any case, those darn MAGA types are quickly prone to violence, right?!

Trump, bloody but unbowed, fist in the air trying to rally the rally-goers, is an image for the ages. And a metaphor for today’s America.

Let’s hope and pray that both Trump and America prevail.


Sunday, July 14, 2024

Famous Speeches As Joe Biden Might Have Given Them


Famous Speeches As Joe Biden Might Have Given Them


Biden, if delivering Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address: ”…The mystic chords of memory, retching from every rattled field and patriot knave to every living heart and touchstone all over this broad’s land, will yet smell the porous Union, when again teched, as surely it will be, by the better hand-gels of our manure. And then there is Corn-Pop. I—, well, anyway…”

Biden, if delivering Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: ”Four score and eleven beers ago, our foreskins, I mean forefathers, brought forth upon this land a new, umm. Anyway.” (Falls asleep.)

Biden, if delivering Churchill’s We Shall Fight On The Beaches speech: “…”Even though large tracts of your rope and many old and infamous dates have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gaystappo and all the copious apparatchiks of Stasi rule, we shall not flag or bail. We shall go on to the bend, we shall fight in a trance, we shall fight for the peas and lotions, we shall fight with growing, uh, confidence and growing length in the, uh, air……we shall defund our Island, however lost it may be, we shall fight with leeches, we shall fight on the, uh, ummm, coffee grounds, we shall fight in the fields and with beets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall ever surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment conceive, this Island or a large part of it were arrogated and thriving, then our Empire beyond the, uh, trees, armed and guarded by our skittish fleet, would carry on the snuggle, until, in, you know, the Thing’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps North to the, uh, fescue and the deliberation of the old. True story! Well, anyway…have I ever told you guys about Corn Pop?”

Biden, if delivering FDR’s “Infamy” address: “Vice President Willkie, Mr. Leaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Ill Repute: Yesterday, December 7th, 1940-something—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of…China. Well, anyway………I, uh, (whispers) flubitiderestinallerse. Until we go on to the improbable victory, so help us, um, The Thing!”

Biden, if delivering JFK’s Inaugural Address: ”Ask not what your country can, um…uhh, you know…do to you, but ask how you can, uh, screw your country. Like me. True story. Anyway……”

Biden, if delivering Reagan’s famous 1984 D-Day address at Pointe du Hoc: ”These are the boys of Joint ad hoc. These are the men who took the spliffs. These are the champions, my friend. And we’ll go on fighting ‘til the end. No time for losers, ‘cuz we are the champions. (Whispers) Of the world. Yeah! True story! I shouldn’t take any more questions or I’ll get in trouble.” [Looks around, lost.]

Biden, if delivering Reagan’s Brandenburg Gate address: “Chancellor Wilhelm II, Governing Mayor Deepfen, ladies and gentlemen: just, uh, about twenty-four years ago, President John F. Kennedy visited Munich, and spoke to the people of this city and the world at the pool hall. Well, since then, two other residents have come, each in his urn to…uhhh…Frankfurt. And today, I, myself, make my second visit to your city. Blah, blah, blah. Anyway, um, Mr. Brezhnev, tear down this, uh, partition. Please, sir. Thank you.” [Turns to walk away, falls down.]






Saturday, July 13, 2024

DHS Board Implies That Trump Supporters, Veterans, And Religious People Are "Extremists" And "Domestic Terrorists"


According to internal documents obtained by America First Legal (AFL), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advisory board called the “Homeland Intelligence Experts Group” characterized supporters of former President Donald Trump, those who serve in the military, and religious people as posing potential domestic terrorism risks.

The board, created in September 2023, included former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former CIA Operations Officer Paul Kolbe. Do the names ring a bell?  They should, because all of them signed the now infamous letter of October 2020 seriously questioning the legitimacy of the Hunter Biden laptop and strongly suggesting it was a Russian disinformation ploy.

The Internal documents obtained by AFL reveal that the DHS “expert” panel charactered “supporters of the former president” as constituting “most of the Domestic Terrorism threat” extant in the United States. The documents also classified traits such as having served “in the military” and being “religious” as “indicators of extremists and terrorism.” Mindboggling. This is as preposterous as it is repulsive. These asshats should be sued for mass libel.

This is how these despicable idealogues wish to pay back our veterans? Are we now to call November 11th “Extremists Day?” Would they prefer Christmas be renamed “Terrorists Day” or simply be no longer observed?

Serial lying scumbags such as Clapper, Brennan, and Kolbe can label veterans, believers and Christians “extremists,” but I’d strongly prefer living in a world with the latter--and without the former.

With no values—and no love of anything but yourself and those like you, the world would be one sad, dark, chaotic, and violent place with no substantive redeeming values. (Redeeming? Redeemer?)

Those who smear the people who love their country-- and God--  as “extremists” and “terrorists,” or even strongly imply it, just might be the extremists and terrorists themselves.

The various “alphabet” intelligence departments like the DHS were chartered with the intent to protect the nation, not attack those who serve it and love it most.





Friday, July 12, 2024

Pro-Life Organizations Labeled "Terrorist Groups" At U.S. Army Training Seminar

U.S. Army personnel at Fort Liberty in North Carolina were recently given a training seminar in which several prominent anti-abortion organizations were labeled “terrorist groups,” according to information leaked from within the base and confirmed by the Washington Examiner.

Images circulating on social media showed a presentation to soldiers on the base that characterized the National Right to Life and Operation Rescue as terrorist groups.

             One image on the leaked presentation slide was of a “Choose Life” license plate, a fairly popular plate that is sold in 34 states. 

             Pro-life folks are terrorists? A license plate with the message “Choose Life” is a red flag indicating that it’s likely a member of a “terrorist group” owns the vehicle?!

             There is no later-stage insanity than this. Smearing people who are pro-life by calling them “terrorists” is pure, unadulterated evil…and a heinous form of projection.



Thursday, July 11, 2024

Ontario KFC Outlets To Sell Halal Chicken, Dispense With Bacon And Pork Products


Kentucky Fried Chicken (now most commonly known as KFC) will henceforth require nearly all of its Ontario, Canada restaurants to serve halal chicken and dispense with all pork products. The altered menu is being implemented, of course, to abide by Muslim dietary restrictions. (Muslims as yet make up only five percent of the Canadian populace, though an incredible 650,000 Muslim migrants have settled in Ontario in the last five years alone.) The company recently issued a memo to franchises informing them of the mandated changes and stating that they were “a testament to our commitment to provide diverse and inclusive menu options.”

Banning things is not usually considered a boon to “diversity.” And the new menu certainly isn’t “inclusive” of those who like bacon and pork…though they comprise far more than five percent of the Canadian population.

KFC said its restaurants in Thunder Bay and Ottawa are currently excluded from the policy, which will be rolled out nationwide by the end of the year. All other franchises in the province will have to ensure that their chicken products are halal certified-- and commit to not selling items that include bacon. (Unless they are joint KFC-Taco Bell locations…for some reason.)

The writing is on the wall when a company founded in Kentucky—Kentucky!—is now eschewing the sale of bacon— and Canadian bacon?!—in Canada.

And that writing tells a story of a Western civilization that has lost its will…and its way.





Wednesday, July 10, 2024



The Jan. 6 “insurrection” might be old news, but it is still relevant on many levels. And I have never heard it properly addressed in the three-plus years since it occurred. So, here goes.

Democrats and their media toadies like to characterize “MAGA” types as crazed, gun-owning and gun-toting neanderthals of the “far right.” They frequently state—or imply—that these folks own every type of firearm imaginable, from pistols to shotguns to rifles to AR-15s. They say guns should be banned because otherwise these gun-crazed fanatics carry them everywhere…and that would lead to bloodshed and death. They don’t just think the MAGA people shoot hundreds of rounds a day out back of their trailer parks, farms, or cabins in the boonies, they think they carry them into the shower, restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals, Bar Mitzvahs…everywhere!

The Democrat-Media Complex would have you believe that Trump urged these gun-toting extremists to overthrow the government-- and directed them to “attack” the Capitol Building. And, of course, they say, these mind-numbed Trump-loving automatons did as they were told.

Yet, when all these MAGA folks strolled through the People’s House in an attempt to seize power and reinstall Trump, not a one of them carried a firearm. Is it possible that every one of these thousands of “violent” protesters/insurrectionists forgot their weapons? Every one? I thought they were essentially epoxied to them. And not a one of them arrived at the scene of the crime and thought, “Damn, I forgot my gun, I better call one of my fellow insurrectionists and ask him to bring a spare!” Really? Many hundreds of gun nuts were trying to overthrow the government, but all of them forgot their weapons? Does this seem likely?

If this was the case, they were the world’s worst insurrectionists. (And four of them were killed, versus none of those they were supposedly assaulting.)

It was not much of an “insurrection,” was it?



False Pride



Everyone is so proud. So damn proud!

We just came through Pride Month. Pride parades, celebrations, commercials, and notices were ubiquitous, everywhere, like drag queens. And not just where you might expect them, either. It seemed nary a crosswalk, sports team, business, or email was unadorned by some form of acknowledgement or touting of the LGBTQ Community. So proud! Couldn’t be any prouder of our gender (whatever it is today) or sexuality!! Because that is what matters, what is really at the very heart of who we are, right? And that’s why they want to make sure youngsters are involved, as well. The younger the better. The younger, the prouder!

Hunter Biden is proud. And therefore defiant. And his dad, the president, claims he is “the smartest man I know.” And who would know better than Old Joe? No wonder Hunter is proud.

Dr. Jill Biden is proud, too. Of her husband. She exclaimed to him (of his recent debate performance) “You answered every question…!” Well, sort of…and not at all well, but, hey. Ice cream and a gold star for the Commander-in-Chief!

The pro-Hamas students on every campus are also proud. They are in your face proud. So proud of supporting the Hamas terrorists that many chanted “We are Hamas!”mHH

NBC was once so proud its slogan was “Proud as a peacock!” It was so proud, in fact, that it spun off a new channel named Peacock. And the Peacock network has shows like “Queer As Folk,” “Queer Planet,” and “TransAmerica.” All in its “LGBTQIA+ Collection.”

You know who else is proud? Nearly everyone! Muslims, feminists, Native Americans, “educators,” “journalists,” the polyamorous, etc.

Everyone but straight, white, male Christians. And why should they be proud, anyway? The younger ones have been kicked out of the military…and the older ones branded “domestic terrorists.” No pride for you!

I mean there is only so much Pride! to go around, right?

I can’t remember, does pride cometh—or goeth—before the fall?

Oh well. Probably doesn’t matter.

Monday, July 8, 2024

You Just May Be A Democrat...Part III


You Just May Be A Democrat…Part III


If you think imprisoning your political opponents is the best way to “save a democracy,” you just may be a Democrat.

If you think that the sun isn't a big factor in heating the earth, but your neighbor’s lawn mower is, you just may be a Democrat.

If you think only white people can be racist because of the color of their skin, you just may be a Democrat.

If you think invasive species are an existential threat, but unfettered illegal immigration is not, you just may be a Democrat.

If you think words can be violence, but some forms of violence should be protected as free speech, you just may be a Democrat.

If you think the Bill of Rights was wrong, you just may be a Democrat.

If you think that concerned parents are domestic terrorists, but that Hamas is a force for good, you just may be a Democrat.

If you think that smoking cigarettes and consuming alcohol is bad, but that smoking pot and drinking beverages laced with THC is good, you just may be a Democrat.

If you think white supremacists are everywhere, but have never seen a racist person of color, you just may be a democrat.

If you have three forms of ID, but think that it would be too difficult for most black folks to obtain even one, you just might be a Democrat.

If you think there are more genders than stars in the sky, you just may be a Democrat.

If you think Seth Myers is funny, but the Babylon Bee is not, you just may be a Democrat.

If you think pipelines should be banned, but crack pipes should be passed out free to addicts, you just may be a Democrat.

If you think Donald Trump lies all the time, but President Biden just stretches the truth a bit at times, you just may be a Democrat.

If you believe that a woman must be free to decide whether or not to keep her baby, but should be forced to accept an experimental vaccine into her body, you just may be a Democrat.

If you think Trump should be thrown in prison for an expired paperwork misdemeanor, but that rapists and murderers should quickly be given another chance, you just may be a Democrat.

If you believe in gun control, but not self-control, you just may be a Democrat.

If you believe in “your truth,” but cannot accept anyone questioning it, you just may be a Democrat.

If you would like to see “The Sound of Music” remade with an all-LGBTQ cast, but would be aghast if a straight person played, say, Billie Jean king in a movie, you just may be a Democrat.

If you believe “the science is settled,” but that the existence of two sexes is not, you just may be a Democrat.

If you treat people as a member of a group, not as an individual—and are proud of that-- you just may be a Democrat.

If you think wearing a cloth face mask makes you a better person than those who don’t, you just may be a Democrat.

If you believe the truth is fungible, but whatever Rachel Maddow says is not, you just may be a Democrat.

If you are skeptical of God, but not of the mainstream media, you just may be a Democrat.

If you believe bigger people are bad, but bigger government is good, you just may be a Democrat.

If you believe that making lots of money is bad, but that taking lots of money from those who make it is good, you just may be a Democrat.

If you Don’t think retail salespeople should wish others “Merry Christmas,” but fervently believe Kwanzaa should be recognized, you just may be a Democrat.

If you didn’t like Ronald Reagan, but kind of had a thing for Mikhail Gorbachev, you just may be a Democrat.

If you are pro-abortion, but think the death penalty is barbaric, you just may be a Democrat.

If you think intolerance is the biggest sin, and yet are utterly intolerant of those that disagree, you just may be a Democrat.

If you would rather watch a Pride parade than an Independence Day parade, you just may be a Democrat.



Sunday, July 7, 2024

Massachusetts Bill To Allow The Sale Of Children?


The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently voted—unanimously-- to pass a bill that would potentially allow women to sell their unborn children to the highest bidder as if they were nothing more than a watch or a car.

H.4672, A.K.A. the “Parentage Equality Bill,” dispenses with the notion that children should be raised in a loving home by their biological parents, while simultaneously replacing the terms “mother” and “father“ for “person who gives birth,” “other parent,” or “genetic source.”

According to lifesitenews, the bill would redefine parenthood on the basis of a “person’s intent to be a parent of a child.” Remarkably, the despicable bill passed 156-0 and is now headed to the Massachusetts Senate.

If the bill passes there, a woman could, after undergoing the physical and mental health screenings required to become a surrogate, become pregnant via sperm from a sperm bank and then post this information to a surrogacy forum, after which she could legally choose to sell her baby to the couple offering the highest “payment of consideration.” In other words, she could auction off her child, as long as the surrogacy agreement met the requirements outlined in the bill and was validated by a court.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) issued a gleeful post-vote report on the passage of the legislation, celebrating the increased legal rights granted to the LGBTQ community.

Rep. Sarah Peake, a Democrat from Provincetown, rejoiced in the decision, averring, “What we are doing today is giving a tune up to our statutory structure to reflect the modern and contemporary ways that people become parents whether they are straight or gay.” Yes, which now have less and less to do with sexual complimentarity and the Biblical way humans were intended to get pregnant—and more and more to do with technology and unreality.

But Rep. Hannah Kane, Republican co-sponsor of the bill, stated: “At the heart of this bipartisan legislation lies a simple yet profound principle: The recognition of legal parentage should not be contingent upon outdated norms or narrow definitions” Outdated norms and narrow definitions? Like assuming that people who are biologically equipped to be parents should be parents, and that boys are boys, girls are girls, and there is objective truth?

And then there was Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell, who bluntly-- if oxymoronically-- asserted that the bill was intended to advance “reproductive and LGBTQ+ rights.” (Which is a bit like saying a bill was meant to advance the causes of Hamas and the Anti-Defamation League. Or that a bill was intended to benefit the liquor industry and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.)

If bills such as this are enacted, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day might as well be combined, as there would be no real difference, no substantive distinction, between the two. Whether a person possessed a “front hole,” or not, we could just observe “Genetic Source Day.” How meaningful and elegant!

We have to stop this nonsense...for God’s sake. Literally.

Failing that, I guess we could just update Genesis: “Some with front holes, some with front tubes, but entirely interchangeable genetic sources He created them.”




Saturday, July 6, 2024

"The President We Need?"


             “Dr.” Jill Biden recently released a video saying of her husband Joe: "He's the president we need — the president you deserve."   

            Is the latter a threat? A smear? Both? Well, I guess if he were to somehow legitimately win re-election, as extraordinarily unlikely as that may be, he would be the president we deserve. Or at least many of us. In any case, we will never know.

            But really, though, “He’s the president we need?” Maybe if we were all immigrants about to cross the border illegally…and wanted to be put up in a Ritz Carlton in New York or San Francisco.

            “Dr.” Jill, the truth is Trump is the president we need. And Biden is the president you deserve.

Friday, July 5, 2024

Northern California Water Temperatures Too Cold For Swimming




Swimmers could experience hypothermia in only 30 minutes off the coast of Crescent City, California, after water temperatures plunged because of coastal winds. Data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that some of the coastal waters are too cold for safe swimming. A recent temperature reading off the coast of Crescent City revealed that water temperatures were 47.3 degrees Fahrenheit, more than 3 degrees below normal for this time of year and 4 degrees below winter water temperatures in January.


Huh?! This was in late June! How could this be? “The Earth is on fire,” we are told. “The oceans are boiling!” Polar bears will drown! Penguins will become extinct! Swedes will soon have dark hair and brown eyes! We are just (fill in the blank) years away from a planetary Dante’s Inferno!


Yet, in the Upper Midwest, where I reside, we no longer have the “Dog Days” of summer, a stretch of two or three weeks in late July and early August where it is stiflingly hot and calm, nearly unbearable. At these times, in the “Good Old Days,” my parents used to say “There’s no relief in sight!” Gone. Moreover, of the past 22 (lake) ice-outs in our area, 15 have been later than normal. That’s 68%.

“Extreme weather! Climate change!” the crazies will shout. “That’s exactly what we predicted would happen!”

Global warming? May or may not be happening. (If it is, it is natural, cyclical-- not man-caused.)

Global dumbing? Now that I can believe in.

Thursday, July 4, 2024

A Fourth Of July Message From Six Past Presidents


(An updated reprint of a past post-- by popular request)


I recently received, in my mailbox, six letters. Four were written by the first four presidents, another stems from the hand of Abraham Lincoln, and the last is from Ronald Reagan. All were addressed to: “The modern-day citizens of the United States of America, to be opened and read on July 4th, the year of our Lord 2024.” All came on the same day. To me. Why? Bizarre. Surreal. (And, no, I hadn’t been dabbling in hallucinogenic drugs.)


The first four letters I read were apparently crafted with a quill pen on parchment and bore distinct messages from each of four Founding Fathers. The next was Abraham Lincoln’s missive, and the sixth flowed from the pen of the Great Communicator himself, Ronald Reagan. Here they are, in the order in which I have just read them.


A Fourth of July Message from Thomas Jefferson:


 Dearest Americans, the Declaration of Independence, though written by my own hand, had many contributors, just as did the Constitution of these United States of America. Not just Mr. Adams, Mr. Franklin and other Founders, but Socrates, the Magna Carta, Montesquieu, Burke, Adam Smith and others. It was written as a national Emancipation Proclamation. And, though it didn’t reach its full fruition for another four-score and seven years or more, it was intended to protect the smallest minority- each and every individual- from the greatest tyrants and bullies: Kings, dictators and other governments. I implore you: never lose sight of that. We Founders won freedom for the inhabitants of this land and all the generations to follow. We are ourselves now free of all earthly shackles, yet I fear that the endeavors you have recently undertaken are leading you into an endless, if “voluntary,” servitude. Be mindful that Dr. Franklin, when queried about the form of government the Founders had given the nation’s citizenry, replied: “A Republic, as long as you can keep it.” Implicit in his answer was the fact that we didn’t want a pure democracy, as we had seen that a form of immorality nearly always overtook voters of nations with such form of government, leading the simple majority to rule roughshod over even a large minority.

                I fear something similar is happening to you now. Many of your votes are being cast not for life and liberty, and what is best for the general welfare, but are being offered up to those scoundrels who promise to give the most money and goods to specific blocks of voters, or “special interest groups.” This causes a great rupture in society. This is robbing Peter to pay Paul-- and also leads to sloth and a diminution of individual endeavor, discipline, self-respect and…liberty.

                Time indeed changes manners and notions. But time produces also corruption of principles, and against this it is the duty of good citizens to be ever on the watch, and if the gangrene is to prevail at last, let the day be kept off as long as possible.


In Libertas,


Thomas Jefferson


A Fourth of July Message from George Washington:


                Countrymen, I bid you good tidings and hoped that you would find a nation united, strong and free, blessed in its liberty. You may know that I was honored to lead a “rag-tag” militia and eventually molded them into a fine fighting force, and that I had several horses shot out from under me, and countless musket-balls pass through my attire. I am absolutely convinced that Providence spared me for a grand purpose. This upstart nation, with virtually no navy, lacking in arms and ammunition- and materiel of almost every ilk and stripe- went on to defeat the mightiest military the world had ever known. I always tried to lead from the front and refused to accept any remuneration for my part in this blessed battle for liberty.

                What you may not know, is that my greatest fear was- and is- that the inhabitants of this Union would one day forget why and how it came to be in the first place. That the stupefying sacrifice my men made for nigh eight years should ultimately prove in vain is more than I can bear for eternity. Please, for your sake and theirs, for posterity and hope, for dignity and reason, do not continue in your attempts to “fundamentally change this nation.” When you fundamentally change the freest, most prosperous nation the world has ever known, the result can only be less freedom and prosperity.

                My friends, government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Can you not see this now?


With greatest sincerity,


George Washington


A Fourth of July Message from John Adams:


                I would like to start by greeting my fellow patriots, but I fear that many inhabiting the land now no longer think in those terms or understand fully what it means. It doesn’t mean a dislike or disdain for other individuals or countries, but a pride in the shared achievements and character of one’s own. It doesn’t mean everything it does is perfect- or indeed even right in every case, but it doesn’t mean that anything another nation does is necessarily its equal-or better. True patriotism is attained- and laudable- when founded on individual liberty, not entitlements; on morality, not its opposite. A people can only stay truly free when educated, involved, vigilant- and unafraid- of their own government. It has been some twenty dozens of years since we declared independence. I fear that you have become soft- and content to be kept as if livestock, as long as your “civil-servant” masters will see to your food, shelter, “protection”… and ease. Remember what happens, in the end, to livestock.

                The happiness of society is the end of government.


Most sincerely,


John Adams


A Fourth of July Message from James Madison:


                If you are reading this, dear citizens, perhaps there is still hope for the Republic we bequeathed you. Our instructions for this letter were clear: it was not to be opened until July 4th, 2024. We decided on this date, the 248th anniversary of the Declaration, as the most successful republics have typically lasted between 200 and 250 years, and this being also a presidential election year. I have often been referred to as the Father of the Constitution, but, though I did write much of this unique document, I am not its father. Ironically, tyranny and despotism were the parents of its blessed birth. You see, without these two, there would have been no need for their produce. The document, itself reflecting the combined wisdom of the ages, was precisely structured to protect the citizens of this land from tyrannical government… in perpetuity. It took the immutability of human nature and desire into account, along with a vast knowledge of all the world’s previous types of governments- and the results of their governance. The document, we hoped, would lead to a happier people than any that had come before, free in their pursuit of life, liberty and property. Please do not think that it should be fundamentally altered or aborted now. Be ever vigilant and jealously guard your freedoms and independence.

                I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. I bid you take heed.




James Madison


A Fourth of July Letter from Abraham Lincoln-


                Eight score and one year ago, your forefathers engaged in a titanic clash to determine whether a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal…could long endure. Through their bloodshed and heartache, their sacrifice and courage, their honor and commitment, it did. Now I ask of you: should their sacrifice have ultimately been in vain? Will the actions you take now render their courage, bloodshed and heartache moot? I have beseeched the Almighty. Now I beseech each and every one of you reading this…to answer each of those questions with a distinct and determined no!


In memory,


Abraham Lincoln


A Fourth of July Letter from Ronald Reagan-


                My fellow Americans, we are a nation that has a government, not the other way around.


                You know, not so many years ago, I said it was “Morning in America.” And it- at least figuratively- truly was. I also urged Mr. Gorbachev to “Take down this wall!” Shortly thereafter, it came down, leading to a rebirth of freedom for many souls previously trapped in servitude. Now, my fellow Americans, it is in your charge to answer these questions: Is it still morning in America, or will we soon be in mourning…for America? Is that shining city on a hill going to continue to be a beacon, or will you let it slide into the yawning abyss, never to rise again?


Your faithful servant,


Ronald Reagan


Gipper, I wish I knew the answer.


Or maybe I don’t.





Wednesday, July 3, 2024

A Tale Of Two Cities-- Or Two Nations?


Donald Trump won, at absolute minimum, 84% of the counties in America in the 2020 presidential election. And, allegedly, lost that election. The map of America, comprised of red and blue to illustrate this, therefore appears almost entirely red.

This is why Democrats disdain republicanism and federalism, and drone on nauseatingly about “democracy.” “Our democracy.” The founders didn’t want a pure democracy because they always devolve into mob rule and chaos as they die. And this is why we have a representative republic with three branches of government, each acting as a check and balance on the other two.  And it is why the Senate is composed of two members from each state regardless of population. And it is why we have an Electoral College. Etc.

Democrats are horrified when they look at the nearly red map of the country, and are similarly distressed when presented with the number of counties won by Republicans. This leads them to immediately claim that our democracy is in existential trouble and must be defended. They then propose several options for “preserving our democracy,” including eliminating the Electoral College, packing the Supreme Court, adding Puerto Rico and the federal area (Washington, D.C.) as states, and going to a popular vote only basis for determining the winners of presidential elections. All while attempting to imprison their political opponents. (See also: Donald Trump, Roger Stone, Jan 6ers, etc., etc.)

Good ideas or bad? Perhaps even “unfair?”

Picture the country as if it had two giant cities of 90 million people, one on each coast, or both on the same coast. Doesn’t matter. Say each of those great cities vote about 80-90% for the Democrat Party candidate…as they are wont to do. In that case, the votes of virtually everyone in the rest of the country wouldn’t matter. At all. Even if nearly all of them voted for the Republican candidate. The map of the fruited plain would appear as two tiny blue dots on a sea of red. (This isn’t much different from what we have now. New York, Philadelphia, Washington, etc., are so close together they nearly bleed into each other. On the other coast, we have the southern California metropolises and the San Francisco-Oakland-Sacramento megalopolis, among others.)

That is the kind of “fairness” and democracy Democrats seek to impose on the nation. Which, to use terms they favor, marginalizes and disenfranchises the rest of us. (In one sense, this “disproportionately affects” conservatives/MAGA types.)

It is Democrats who fundamentally transformed the country and who still appear to disdain it. In my figurative example, the right thing to do would be to let these two cities become their own entities or entity…and the rest of the country could go its separate way, as well…thus giving both more representative governments.

The Democrat-run big cities could be sanctuaries for illegal aliens (and also just plain aliens like James Carville and Adam Schiff), unfettered abortion proponents, drug abusers, the homeless, the Transgender Community, etc. They could refuse to fund police departments so that they could put that money into providing universal basic incomes-- and towards paying drag queens for hosting children’s “story hours.” They could make paganism their official non-religion and Bud Light their official beer. They could ban all news networks other than MSNBC and mandate that all residents watch The View. (If any hyper progressive folks are reading this, they are likely thinking: “That’s what I’m talking about! That’s my kind of democracy!”)

The rest of the country? Well, those folks would still be able to elect national, state, and local leaders as they saw fit, according to the dictates of a legitimate representative republic.

Only Democrats can holler “foul!” after “winning” a presidential election (despite losing 84+% of the counties)! And then propose various changes that will assure they can never be challenged again! To “save our democracy” don’t ya’ know! Incredible.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Government Agencies In 49 States Providing Voter Registration Forms To Illegal Immigrants


According to The New York Post, “Welfare offices and other agencies in 49 US states are providing voter registration forms to migrants without requiring proof of US citizenship.” But I thought our elections have never been fairer and more secure!

The paper stated: “Every state but Arizona — which recently passed a law barring the practice on state but not federal forms — gives applicants for either welfare benefits, driver’s licenses, or in some cases, mail-in ballots voter registration forms without demanding proof of citizenship.”

It added that “millions of migrants with humanitarian parole, refugee or asylum status are eligible for benefits that would bring them to the offices where voter registration takes place. If an applicant attests that they are a US citizen, that is considered valid on its face and the person is registered to vote.”

Heritage Action executive vice president Ryan Walker told The Post, “It is undeniable that the current structure makes it possible for illegal immigrants and non-citizens to vote — and the American people have no way of knowing how widespread the problem may be.”

So, sadly, it is not a question of if illegal aliens will vote in the upcoming presidential election, but of how many. This has led some Republicans (see also: invertebrates) to call for federal action to stop the practice. Ya think?

Republicans in the House Administration Committee are attempting to prevent illegal immigrants from receiving voter registration materials through the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act, which would require anyone registering to vote through the DMV, welfare offices, or other agencies to provide valid proof of U.S. citizenship before receiving their voter registration forms. Imagine that! What a concept!

But, predictably, even this obviously necessary attempt to foster election integrity has been vociferously condemned by The Left as shameful”—and, incredibly, something that will “undermine trust in the electoral process.” The truth, of course, is just the opposite.

The far-left Campaign Legal Center claims that the SAVE Act will force U.S. citizens to “jump through additional hoops” to register to vote and could “result in eligible U.S. citizens being incorrectly prevented from voting.” “Jump through additional hoops?” Like being a citizen of the United States or not crossing our border illegally? The SAVE Act will not “result in eligible U.S. citizens being incorrectly prevented from voting.” But it would prevent eligible U.S. citizens from having their votes nullified.

Wrap your mind around this: Biden’s government is using taxpayer-funded government agencies to ensure that his Democrat Party is never removed from power… while disenfranchising American citizens by arbitrarily-- and illegally-- empowering undocumented aliens. Got that?

And Democrats and their sycophants in the media will undoubtedly try to tell us that they are doing this to “save our democracy!” Unbelievable chutzpah! Breathtaking corruption! Biden took a solemn oath to protect the Constitution of the United States. And defend the republic.

We need to vote these dangerous and despicable clowns out of office. Before the illegal alien voting bloc gets any larger.

The illegal aliens aren’t the only ones who should be facing jail time.