Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Who counts the votes

Borrowed rhis from a Faceboo friend's timeline:

“I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how.”
The Memoirs of Stalin’s Former Secretary by Boris Bazhanov, published in 2002. Translated from the Russian, the version which, according to Bazhanov, was uttered in 1923 by Stalin

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Thought on a Sunday night

The fall of America is happening before our eyes. Most of us completely blind to the build up to where we are today, others of us under estimated it. A few saw it, and we were called paranoid or delusional if we dared to say what we saw was happening.

Netflix wants to know...

I just took a Netflix consumer survey.

Among the things Netflix wanted to know:

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Off the cuff assessment

Democrats retake control of the House, but I've heard mention that some of the Republican incumbents who lost have been soft on their support for the president. Ambivalent House leadership, failure to repeal Obamacare, and a series of budgets that have enlarged national deficits and debt all came back to punish the GOP House.

It appears Republicans have gained at least one Senate seat, with potential to add more, very important for Trump judicial nominations, and any treaties Trump may negotiate.

Expect the new Democratic House to fight Trump and the Republicans in far nastier manner than Republicans fought Obama, nastier than the Democrat House majority after 2006 went after Bush. Risk for the Democrats over the next two years is they become seen as the party of whining obstructionists, the party pushing division and dysfunctional government, thereby alienating those who voted for them in 2018.

That's how things look to me after awaking at 4am to catch a quick update.

It would also appear Georgia's governorship and the governorship in Florida may remain in Republican hands, perhaps giving some regional buffering to the chaos Democrats will attempt to instill by way of Washington.

Monday, October 15, 2018

The attempted coup crumbled

Now we're getting a better idea what really went on...


Odd choice of words,
 Alec Baldwin urges 'overthrow' of Trump and Republicans with voting

So, Mr. Baldwin, what if voting doesn't work, what if voters decide they want Trump and Republicans left in control?

Would you endorse overthrow by other means?

BTW, I've never heard of a politician being "overthrown" when he/she was voted out of office. It concerns me how readily the political left has adopted the language of coups and revolutions even in terms of everyday politics.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Sounds suspicious

Large scale gun thefts are sometimes trafficked to Mexico, or other black market hot spots. But how did the bandits know where the guns were, how did they get access with a U-Haul truck?
ATF: About 400 Guns stolen from UPS facility in Tennessee

Smacks of inside coordination.

Four hundred guns is a lot, but not exactly enough to equip an army. To hear law enforcement in borderline panic mode makes law enforcement seem cowardly and inept.

If there's credible information of an insurrection planned in connection with the theft, that might be different.

Update: Guns recovered. They were apparently on their way to Chicago.