R.I.P. Objective Journalism, Never – 2017

Lament the fall of journalism!  That such a great, magnificent field of human achievement has been corrupted—ah, what a shame!  Who now can know truth without those statuesque gatekeepers administering it to us?  Who now can know the specifics of public policy and bring us the facts of the situations on the ground?  Who now can know how best to explain to us poor plebian idiots the intricacies of politics on the Hill? Continue reading “R.I.P. Objective Journalism, Never – 2017”

Not So Bad After All, Pres

This is a couple weeks late, given how close we came to ending the Korean War over Easter, but no matter.  If there’s one thing this administration has proven with its first hundred days, it’s that things happen quickly enough as to give the impression of incoherency or randomness.  But if there’s anything the campaign that preceded it proved, it’s that very little of it is random, and that both Trump himself and his staff are more than capable of improvising whatever is random into their own favor. Continue reading “Not So Bad After All, Pres”

Fascism TV! Brought to You By The Powers That Be

This country is utterly and, perhaps, irreconcilably divided.  President Trump was inaugurated without incident, though riots reported as ‘protests’ marred the capital for a few days.  The left-wing media complex has been active at full steam churning out one false narrative after another, reeling from the flurry of activity that the Trump administration has pumped out just in the first ten days of office.  And the ambiguously-named and crypto-anarchist march on Washington dubbed a ‘Women’s March’ became one of the most reported demonstrations in the world, with similar events staged in metropolitan centers across the country, although no one actually seems to know what the march was supposed to be about.  It’s been a long couple weeks.

And yet, for those of us with actual lives, nothing that’s been reported on makes any sense. Continue reading “Fascism TV! Brought to You By The Powers That Be”

Trump 2017

It’s the first Friday since the election.  What a week!

While far from being a Trump supporter, I admit that it was easy to get caught up in the enthusiasm.  Trump won—and he didn’t win by a narrow margin, either.  Even now, the electoral votes aren’t finished coming in, and neither is the popular vote.  But by the electoral vote alone, he’s expected to win Michigan—that would bring his final tally up to an expected 305.  Meanwhile, the Republicans have maintained control of the House, the Senate, most state governorships, and a plethora of state legislatures.  This is called a mandate.  The question on everyone’s minds now is, what next?  Continue reading “Trump 2017”

It’s Almost Over.

It’s 2016.  Trump is, at this point, slated to win the election.  He seems like a bigot and a blowhard, a New York liberal wearing GOP getup, and blonde orange machine of destruction.  He probably is most of those things.  Meanwhile, Clinton’s camp is in ruins, for the time being.  Tuesday is the election, but with every day yielding the number or headlines expected of a whole month of news, that’s still a quarter of a year away.  Could she still win?  Certainly.  Could the votes be rigged?  Certainly.  Could Trump still win?  Absolutely.  At this point, it’s his election to lose. Continue reading “It’s Almost Over.”

One of These Two Disasters Is Going to be President

Election day draws nearer for those fortunate enough to have an iota of faux-political power in these great United States, and predictably, the seething antagonistic rhetoric indicative of the deep cultural divides in our nation ramps up by the day.  We have a mere eleven days left before we all have the option to stroll dejectedly into our voting booths to pull the lever for the new face of evil that will guide our political lives for the next four years.  Those of us that are afraid of Hillary’s landslide victory are busy stocking up on weapons and ammunition, fresh water, and canned food—although, in this particular writer’s case, it’s unfortunately a little too late to begin digging that fallout shelter he always wanted.  Those of us that are afraid of Trump’s landslide victory are also busy stocking up on weapons and ammunition, fresh water, and canned food—although, for some of our more liberal friends, they might have some ethical consternations about buying that dangerously seductive AR-15 available at their nearest Wal-Mart.  In any case, as a nation, we are preparing for the worst, because the worst is what is, in all probability, to be upon us soon. Continue reading “One of These Two Disasters Is Going to be President”

What Is the Alt-Right?

Hillary Clinton’s speech yesterday focused on a stale and robotically-delivered attack on the so-called “Alt-Right”.  She kicks it off with speaking of how concerned people speak to her on the topic of how divisive Donald Trump’s rhetoric has been this election cycle.  For anyone with a working cerebral cortex and the ability to remember four years ago, the Obama reelection campaign’s rhetoric was no less divisive—his VP Biden went so far as to literally accuse Romney of wanting to re-enslave blacks and “put [them] back in chains,” while simultaneously Obama himself stoked the classist-fueled fires of the then-recent Occupy Wall Street nonsense and dismissed the Tea Party as an entire group of braindead racists.  Hillary’s own platform—now endorsed by a Marxist-Leninist Soviet apologetic who has ridden the Occupy wave—has no room to criticize divisive rhetoric.

So who are the Alt-Right?  Why should anyone care? Continue reading “What Is the Alt-Right?”

I’m Not A #NeverTrumper After All

Donald Trump is a walking disaster of a candidate.  He can’t explain what the role of government is supposed to be, he exemplifies the sort of fascistic dear leader idol-worshiping that characterizes Leftist demagogues, and his social and economic policies fall Left of center on almost every front—and that’s assuming anything he says even remotely reflects what he actually believes or plans to do should he win the Presidency.  Worse still, he’s now the de facto leader of the only major political party whose platform is supposed to be against all of these things.  Conservatism in the United States is supposed to value adherence to Constitutional and small governance, free trade and freer markets, and the importance of ideas over ethnicities, policies over rhetoric, and personal character over just about everything else.  Trump’s running for President is one thing; his hijacking of what stands in for the “Conservative” political party in this country is another. Continue reading “I’m Not A #NeverTrumper After All”

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