Sunday, June 27, 2021
Sunday, May 2, 2021
"We must become the party of economic rebirth, of economic nationalism, of economic patriotism... It means reaching out to the business community of America (and) seeing business as our ally against the foreign threat. American business is not our enemy." - Sen. Paul Tsongas, D-MA, April 1991 in announcing his candidacy for the 1992 Democratic presidential nomination.
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Reducing visual profiles
Someone ditched their empty Ruger boxes today at a county recycling site.
I presume the firearms are stored somewhere out of sight, and that idea was to get rid of empty marked boxes betraying their presence. The boxes didn't look new, they had signs of storage.
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Acquittal, again. So what's next?
Democrats and their media allies had hoped to normalize political show trials with the latest Trump impeachment. The odds of it happening were slim, but Democrats pushed the lie it would, and many in media played along.
Fact is, most Americans were unimpressed. Few followed the trial. Local newscasts I saw (which covered other major national stories) didn't cover it or only gave scant mention. Only a sliver of the population bothered to watch any of the live telecasts.
Most everyone knew is was a shoddy scam doomed to failure.
But media wanted you to think just the opposite, and will likely now use the latest Trump acquittal as an excuse to more broadly target Republicans the way it's targeted Trump the past four to five years.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Changing our traditions
"We're going to have to change our traditions, our history; we're going to have to move into a different place as a nation." - Michelle Obama, May 2008
Fast forward to February 2021:
The Dallas Mavericks have stopped playing the national anthem before home games at the direction of owner Mark Cuban, he confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. The Mavericks do not plan to resume the tradition to play the national anthem before games in the future.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Squandering the last gasps of government legitimacy
Deceptively edited video. A graphic with an inflated capitol riot death toll. These are the sort of things Democrats believe they need to prosecute Trump? Welcome to the latest round of bad actors circus, another misadventure in squandering what little is left of the legitimacy of this now Democrat-controlled government.
Will @Twitter put its “manipulated media” label on House Dems deceptively edited impeachment video?— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) February 9, 2021
Monday, February 8, 2021
The strategy and tactics seem familiar
Democrats now have troops guarding Washington DC, have erected a fence around the Capitol, and require House members to pass through metal detectors before being allowed on the floor of the House. Democrats are embarking on screening the military in search of those with political views that don't sync with the "progressive" agenda. Our southern border is being opened up, hurdles that have kept down illegal immigration for the past four years are being removed. Don't worry they say, it's all for a better America.
Saturday, January 30, 2021
A taste of the resistance, circa 2017
Perceptions of Legitimacy
Perceptions matter. And the perception left by rushing to kill court challenges to the 2020 election has left a perception that election results were not fully vetted.
The result? Tens of millions of Americans do not believe Biden was legitimately elected.
This is quite different from 2017, when Democrats pledged resistance, claiming Trump was illegitimate.
Very few Democrats actually believed cheating got Trump elected.
The 2020 doubters, millions of them, are sincere.
Critics may deem them misguided, but that doesn't negate their sincerity. Talk of deprogramming, or loyalty tests for Republicans amplifies distrust of the present majority party.
Democrats now appear ready to compound the perception of government illegitimacy by governing far to the left of most Americans' viewpoints. Troops in Washington, a fence around the capitol won't fix this.
A government seeking common ground with its people, and encouraging them to find common ground with one another might be a step in the right direction.
It won't happen, as it appears to run against the present Democratic Party agenda.