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Stray Voltage

Glenn Thrush thinks Donald Trump symbolizes the “crisis for control of the GOP“.  Frankly, I think Trump symbolizes the complete disenchantment the right holds for the establishment GOP.

I’ll believe it when I see it:

The FBI investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unsecured email account is not just a fact-finding venture — it’s a criminal probe, sources told The Post on Wednesday.

The feds are investigating to what extent Clinton relied on her home server and other private devices to send and store classified documents, according to a federal source with knowledge of the inquiry.

“It’s definitely a criminal probe,” said the source. “I’m not sure why they’re not calling it a criminal probe.

“The DOJ [Department of Justice] and FBI can conduct civil investigations in very limited circumstances,” but that’s not what this is, the source stressed. “In this case, a security violation would lead to criminal charges. Maybe DOJ is trying to protect her campaign.”

Whitewash or actual probe?  Seeing as how Democrats want to continue to hold the White House (despite hard feelings between Clintons and Obama) and DOJ has simply become a political tool in the last 6 years, I have no confidence that it will, in fact, be an actual probe.  Look for a whitewash report at a critical point in the campaign.  We know how it should go.  I sincerely doubt that it will actually go that way.

No I won’t be watching the GOP “debate”.  I have no interest in the race at this point, especially with 17 candidates, most of whom are clowns and all of whom will be trying to shoot themselves or the other guy in the foot.  And I’d be careful to committing to a drinking game this time around.  You may end up not waking up for 3 days.

Perception is reality for many, and in the case of the Planned Parenthood vids, the Democrats are on the ugly side of perception with their continued support of the organization.

Democrats like to talk about the importance of being on the “right side of history.” This phrase was invoked frequently during the same-sex marriage debate. Yet when faced with a series of videos detailing grotesque human rights abuses against unborn children by Planned Parenthood Federation of America doctors, Democratic Party forces have eschewed all concern for historical or moral rightness.

Pope Francis has correctly described the unborn as “the most defenseless and innocent among us.” But in the sordid tale of strategic crushing of the unborn to better harvest their hearts, lungs and livers, many Democrats have incredibly cast an organization with a roughly $1.3 billion annual budget in the role of the innocent and defenseless. Hillary Clinton emerged as Planned Parenthood’s highest profile protector Monday, decrying the “assault” against her allegedly helpless campaign donors.

This goes way beyond the “right to choose”.  And, until Democrats realize that and dump their support and defense of Planned Parenthood, they will remain on the ugly side of this situation.  Here’s hoping they remain as tone deaf as they’ve been so far.

Secret language we’re supposedly not “allowed” to see,  $150 billion going to Iran which both acknowledge “could” be used to fund terrorism and now this:

American intelligence has detected Iran attempting to sanitize Parchin, the military site where the Islamic Republic is suspected of carrying out tests on detonators that could be used to trigger nuclear explosions, Josh Rogin and Eli Lake of Bloomberg View reported on Wednesday.

Meanwhile the supposed Secretary of State of the United States whines about trust and who will be to blame if the vote goes against the deal:

“The ayatollah constantly believed that we are untrustworthy, that you can’t negotiate with us, that we will screw them,” Kerry said. “This”—a congressional rejection—”will be the ultimate screwing.” He went on to argue that “the United States Congress will prove the ayatollah’s suspicion, and there’s no way he’s ever coming back. He will not come back to negotiate. Out of dignity, out of a suspicion that you can’t trust America. America is not going to negotiate in good faith. It didn’t negotiate in good faith now, would be his point.”

Because, you know, the Iranians can always be trusted to uphold their end of the bargain.

Aw, what the hell, give him a Nobel Peace prize.  After Obama’s it and $1 will likely buy you a cup of coffee in most places – except Starbucks.

We see any number of Social Justice Warriors who try to redefine words to fit their agenda.  As we’ve pointed out repeatedly, words mean things, specific things.  This article about, of all things, pizza, helps to handily illustrate the point:

Because last week I made the mistake of asking her for a marinara – which is a simple tomato and garlic pizza – with the addition of mozzarella.

As soon as I say the words, Emanuela looks at me with disbelief and, in retrospect I realise, disgust.

“You can’t have a marinara with mozzarella,” she says. “It doesn’t exist.”

“What do you mean, it doesn’t exist?” I reply, oblivious to her hostility, since she’s quite aggressive at the best of times. “I’d just like a marinara but with some mozzarella on top.” Unwittingly I make matters worse by miming her mozzarella-sprinkling action.

“La marinara is a pizza rossa,” she states frostily. “A pizza rossa is made with tomato and without mozzarella. So you can’t have a marinara with mozzarella because there’s no such thing.”

If one is allowed to redefine the meaning of things, words or whatever as it suits them, real communication is impossible. And that’s precisely what SWJs want. The ability to redefine words to mean what they want them to mean and to shut you up. It’d be nice if we would all tell them that the definitions of the words they try to use “don’t exist”.


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33 Responses to Stray Voltage

  • Trump is a clown with too much makeup. The fact that people are taking him serious scares the s–t out of me.

    Nothing will happen with the Clinton investigation. She is the anointed this political season.

    I am going to watch the debate, because I need a good laugh.

    Planned parenthood is not needed any longer. Obamacare now takes care of it all. How can you call yourself a women’s clinic when you don’t even offer mammograms?

    Iran? We’re screwed.

    Girl is right, pizza marinara is a pizza rossa. Stupid Americans.

    • “Girl is right, pizza marinara is a pizza rossa. Stupid Americans.”

      Hah! She’s a Brit! Hah!
      Take that!

      or something…. 🙂

    • Otherwise I agree with what you said – and given the current collection of elected officials we have (especially Preznit Precious), and the number of appointed government crooks we have who are at their desks and not in jail, that includes your comment about Stupid Americans.

      • I’ve never been scared before, I am now. I look at the news every day and just shake my head at the sheer stupidity I see. One of these days I’m going to learn my lesson and just stick with reading and writing science fiction, it’s a hell of a lot easier.

        • I’m also more than a little disturbed that Bernie Sanders can muster the level of support he has on the Democrat side. Vermont is one thing, national level is another, and no one seems to have any problem with the ‘Socialist’ candidate.

          Must be a hold over from my formative “Better Dead than Red” childhood. Trying to imagine a ‘socialist’ candidate passing muster with Chicoms and Russkies ready to blast us all to perdition while we were crouched under our desks.

          Then again we were taught in Civics we were a Republic, and that “Democracy” frequently ends with 5 wolves and 2 sheep voting on today’s lunch.
          I ain’t much liking being PART of history instead of just learning about it.

          • Sanders is a joke to me. He spouts 60’s and 70’s philosophy and people eat it up. I just can’t believe the abject stupidity of my fellow countrymen. I need an island far away from everyone. That might work.

        • And I’m almost back to where I was mentally back in, say, early 1973 as far as being scared for my country. But back then I was going to live forever no matter what happened.
          Now I’m my dad and I know better.

          • You’re a little older than I am, but I get what you are saying. As bad as things were, it just seems to get worse by the day. Bruce and I were on Yahoo groups together for years, starting about 15 years ago, back then we could disagree with people without being called racist, communist or anything like that, although we did have some goo flame wars. It’s just gotten nasty and I don’t like nasty.

          • While I confess I venture merrily into the nasty zone for certain personages who manifest themselves here upon occasion, I agree in principle with you. It seldom solves anything, even if it feels so good to let the demon run unfettered now and again 🙂

            So I generally traffic in sarcasm and snark instead.

    • I agree totally with your view on Trump and his Trump-ettes.

      I know some people who are saying he’s just serving a function and will fall away, that you can flirt with the Devil.

      I think that flirtation could get WAY out of hand. One megalomaniac is enough for my life-time.

  • Trump is two things.

    1) Exhibiting a spine to the media. It appeals not just because its what the Republican Candidates need to do but SJW & PC have invaded almost every aspect of people’s lives and forced people to walk in eggshells. This first occurred at places of work. But now, they’ll find you and punish you and try to make you lose your job or harass your family if you show any outward sign of dissent anywhere. Donald is in a position to not care about the consequences. So he walks through those eggshell with his cleats on.

    2) After trying to make use of him many other ways like broad brushing republicans as racist or getting some candidates to alienate their base, the media uses him as a time sink. They can pretend to be covering the Republican race. But instead of covering all the candidate and giving some attention to more or less newcomers, they just talk about Donald, leaving us with the big names as the front runners by default.

    • Your first point. yes, he tells it like it is, but when asked something he doesn’t like, he whines like a little girl and takes his ball and goes home. This is a guy who said if the Republicans weren’t nice to him he would run as a third party candidate. He has no spine. It’s easy for him to spout the nonsense he does, and most of it is just that, because he doesn’t really care if he wins or not. It will make no difference in his life.

      • Too bad Jeb would not be better a better option that what you described.

        • Trump proved me right in the “debate” last night. He’s just an angry, mean-spirited jerk. Jeb was so flat last night it really surprised me. He was my governor, I honestly do think he would make a good President, but he has to find some energy somewhere.

  • The FBI and DOJ have beclowned themselves with the IRS “investigation” when the FBI Director couldn’t remember who was leading it. His aides couldn’t help him, either.
    I seriously doubt there actually is/was an investigation into the politics at the IRS.

  • Kerry said. “This”—a congressional rejection—”will be the ultimate screwing.”

    Where can I sign up for the Rejection Team…???

  • I think Planned Abortionhood has finally pooed the scruch.

    The Harris County (Houston) DA is opening a criminal investigation, and the Texas AG is probing.

    All that probing might get uncomfortable.

    PLUS there WILL be civil suits brought by women who were exposed to longer and more painful abortions when the procedure was manipulated for “products”.

    • “The Harris County (Houston) DA is opening a criminal investigation, and the Texas AG is probing.

      All that probing might get uncomfortable.”

      Maybe they can selectively crush some things above and below the parts they want to keep and incarcerate.

  • He [Obama] offered just two contrasting choices: diplomacy or war.

    Even the Iranians know that Obama has already taken ‘war’ off the table.

    That leaves diplomacy and bad diplomacy.

  • This goes way beyond the “right to choose”.

    The silence of the liberals is deafening. The craven political animal has no compunction defending the practise. But many must be swinging between (a) terror that the general public will disgusted at what is fairly pure evil and set back the “cause” and (b) that they themselves have been very wrong. Maybe the videos are some sort of test of humanity, a liberal gom jabbar.

    • That reminds me of when the Idiot Professor dismissed Kermit Gosnell as some kind of isolated incident. Wrong, as usual…

    • The infamous NAZI reference notwithstanding – I’m hard pressed to see how Mengele wouldn’t have been quite content working as a Planned Parenthood doctor or ‘Medical researcher’ for their customers who are buying the ‘puppy parts’ that result from these choices to practice birth control.

      • The campaign against referencing Nazis is unwarranted. It did happen. It is a valid part of history. It wasn’t some cartoon. The campaign especially references to godwin’s law, is usually pushed by the Left since so much of what they do and want to do aligns with what the Nazis did.

        • You noticed too eh? yeah, they don’t much like it when you trot out the NAZI references, even when, as in this case, they ARE warranted.

          The abortions are bad enough, selling the baby parts is mighty damned barbaric.
          The justifications are equally barbarous.

          The moral dilemma of whether or not any of the German/Japanese torture research from the war profited mankind and whether or not it should be used, if only to find some meaningful use to otherwise senseless and cruel deaths of the victims doesn’t even begin to surface here.

          There’s no dilemma. They’re SELLING the parts as human, and using progressive psychobabble to pretend that they didn’t get them from humans.
          And then trying to dress it up as if it’s all for the benefit of science and women.
          What utter rubbish.

  • “…17 candidates, most of whom are clowns”

    But the good news is that it only took one car to get them to the “debate”, thus reducing their carbon footprint.

    • I think it would have proved more interesting if they had all piled out of the same car on stage, to the appropriate music (which by the way is called “Entry of the gladiators” by Julius Fucik)

      It’s going to be a long long year and 3 months.

    • All while the guy who’s theme is “The Imperial March” continues to use his pen and his phone and his “my way or Doom, suffering and DEATH!” demagoguery.

      • He’s remarkably open about letting lose the “dirty Jews” brigade in support of his Mad Deal with Iran, too.

        I love how he’s brought us all together.

        • Any Jew that supports him today can deal with the fall out – literally – I expect a number of them will lie and assure everyone they were completely against Obama on this all along.

          Some will man up and admit they supported him, and were wrong. Not up to me, but I’d find it hard to forgive them.

          • Note how, if you step off dat Plantation and get uppity, those Deemocrats will beat you like it’s 1932…???

            Or, in Hellary Clinton’s words, “FOCKing Jew boy”.