Friday, March 4, 2016

Seared Music: Eric Clapton - "Cocaine"

....listening to this song, I can't help but wonder, "If Clapton wrote this song today, wouldn't it be known as "Rogaine" instead of "Cocaine"? ....just wondering.

Major Republican Donors Preparing For Contested Convention

Its' one thing for the chattering classes to prepare for a contested convention, its' quite another for the money-brokers to do so....
Major GOP donors praying for anyone but Donald Trump to emerge as their party’s standard bearer have started to turn their hopes toward a contested convention, a wonky political dream that could finally come true.
As donors come to the realization that their non-Trump candidates have little chance of winning the nomination in the upcoming contests, chatter of a contested GOP convention has been dominating fundraising circles in recent days, and donors are beginning to re-evaluate how they can best spend their resources to increase the chances of a contested convention. (Buzzfeed)
How did we get to this point? By the elites w/in the GOP not paying attention to the grassroots, by continuing to believe that they knew better how to run the party and not the voters themselves...I almost want to say, "GOP, you made your bed, now lie in it" but the outcome there would likely be a President Hillary Clinton and that is a Bridge Over The River Kwai moment that I would hope fellow conservatives never have to engender.

Founder's Quote, 4 March 2016

Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. - George Washington, Farewell Address — 1796

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Political Thought, 3 March 2016

Maybe its' just me, but as I watched tonight's GOP debate from Detroit, I couldn't help but think, "Can we bring back dueling as a way to settle political disagreements?" Open thread, readers...

Founder's Quote, 3 March 2016

[A] good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous. - George Washington, letter to Steptoe Washington — 1790

Bernie Sanders' Version Of Monopoly... borrow the GEICO quote, "Its' so easy, even a caveman can understand it...."

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Super Tuesday Review..., anyway, now that Super Tuesday's done & dusted, has Donald Trump become the GOP front-runner? If not, can either Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz stop him? Open thread, readers...

Founder's Quote, 2 March 2016

If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy. - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Cooper — 1802

At Least The Televangelist Performs "Miracles"

.....remind me again what the hell Red Bernie's ever done?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Founder's Quote, 1 March 2016

The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys. - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Shelton Gilliam — 1808

The Hypocrisy Of Leonardo Dicaprio

....when he drops his private jets and all the technology he uses, then he can lecture us...until then, someone should tell him to go pound sand....

Monday, February 29, 2016

Seared Music: Foster The People - "Pumped Up Kicks"

...given the current political climate going into Super Tuesday, this is almost appropriate music...

Race-Bating MSDNC Host Boycotts Her Own Show

Oh, the schadenfreude, it burns with her, doesn't it?
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry made good on her vow to boycott her own show on Saturday, refusing to anchor her weekend program as she wages an extraordinary public war with the executives whom she accuses of having “taken” her show from her.
“I will not be used as a tool for their purposes. I am not a token, mammy, or little brown bobble head. I am not owned by [NBC News chairman Andrew] Lack, [MSNBC president Phil] Griffin, or MSNBC. “ (Fusion)
That last quote is rich coming from Ms. Harris-Perry for that sums up exactly what she is, an affirmative-action hire whose 15 minutes of usefulness ended a long time ago...

....remember, folks: this woman is still a professor at Wake Forest University; God only knows what she says to the delicate snowflakes she teaches...that is, if she teaches at all.

Founder's Quote, 29 Feb. 2016

O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if, to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people! Your arms, wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone; and you have no longer an aristocratical, no longer a democratical spirit. Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation, brought about by the punishment of those in power, inflicted by those who had no power at all? - Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention — 1788

Alan Watts: Privacy, Surveillance, Transhumanism & Future Tech

Quoting: Alan Watts talks about surveillance, privacy, integrity and genetic cloning. In a manner and prediction from back in the days - that feels like he is here today and talking about these issues on NSA, smartphones, emails and so on. It borders on the topic of transhumanism, posthumanism and singularity.

What makes Watts' words in the video as prescient as they are is the fact that he gave this speech back in the 60's and early 1970's....think about that as you listen.

Hearing This Must've Stung... someone once opined, "Socialism works until you run out of other people's money...