#NeverHillary: Damage To #Palmyra Cannot Be Overstated

My good friend (at least I hope he is a good friend) Jazz Shaw covers the re-taking of Palmyra and ISIS/ISIL (as well as Bashar al-Assad) looting of the place. The damage to archaeology cannot be overstated.

However I cannot express how ultimate blame should be placed on Hillary Clinton’s blood-soak shoulders. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani explains:

By being part of an administration withdrew from Iraq. By being part of an administration that let (Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki) run Iraq into the ground, so you forced the Shiites to make a choice. By not intervening in Syria at the proper time. By being part of an administration that drew twelve lines in the sand and made a joke out of it,” (Former New York City Mayor Rudy) Guiliani said.

O’Reilly then pointed out that as secretary of state, Clinton was not personally responsible for the decisions, and that the most she could have done to compel Obama to change his policy was resign.

“Which is what a patriot does,” Giuliani said.

Now only that, but she then went on to heap praise on Bashar “A Reformer” al-Assad during the first few months of the Syrian Civil War:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton… drew a contrast between Syrian President Bashir Assad and his late father and predecessor, and said U.S. lawmakers who recently have visited Damascus regarded him as a “reformer.”

She made the startling comment while explaining why the United States will not intervene on behalf of Syrian civilians revolting against the regime as it has done in the case of Libya.

And now, thanks to EmailGate, we know that Sidney Blumenthal warned Hillary Clinton to stop the “reformer” nonsense:

Longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal warned then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011 that Syrian President Bashar Assad is no reformer.

“Enclosed is an article by David W. Lesch, perhaps the U.S. expert with the closest relationship with Bashar al-Assad, developed out of my continuing correspondence with him, an edited version which I have appended,” in a message to Clinton on June 20, 2011.The bottom line is that Assad’s gestures at reform are delusional attempts to recreate the pattern of his own recent past when he gained a modicum of respect from the West.

The same reformer who looted Palmyra well before ISIS/ISIL got their bloody paws on it.

The Bush Administration didn’t want to have anything to do with Bashar al-Assad after the Hariri assassination. The blood spilt in Syria’s Civil War and Palmyra’s destruction is all on Sec. Hillary Clinton, because she and President Barack Obama both bear full responsibility for what happen under their watch. Clinton as secretary of state was chief ambassador and foreign policy maker for Obama, so don’t tell me she isn’t responsible. And you can take that all the way to the bank.

Now Sec. Hillary Clinton wants to be president? Well, fuck that noise! #NeverHillary is greater than anything right now!

Well, see ya’ later!


#KosKids: Another #FeelTheBern Edition

I like to start a feature where I take a look at the distorted views of the clinically insane. Or more commonly known to us on the right-side of the blogosphere, as the KosKids. They are the dedicated and brain-dead followers of Markos Moulitsas, and they have bought some prime real estate at the bottom of the rabbit hole. This feature will take a look at how far down they have gone. I am going to link them, but I beg you don’t click on them.

Just because you know how much I love Bernie Sanders! Let me count the ways!

Bernie for Treasury Secretary

…What not VP or SCOTUS, bjtognotti? Why aim so low? If this is about party unity, bid high and then you can come down.

I think this KosKid thinks that the Treasurer’s job is to go after banks all day long and so Bernie Sanders is perfect for that job. I guess then this makes some sense.

Bernie Sanders finally starts swinging at Hillary Clinton

If bjtognotti above was going for party unity, Egberto Willies is having none of it.

This KosKid thinks it is about time Bernie Sanders finally gone after Hillary Clinton. If you want a friend in politics, buy a dog. Does Sanders want to be POTUS or not?

Bernie Sanders Overtakes Clinton in Three More States, Clinton Supporters Worried in Texas

You think Sanders is down and out? notcinderella has just what you are looking for!

notcinderella takes a look at upcoming polls and there is bad news all around for Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders is leading now in Massachusetts, and Clinton is in trouble in California and Texas. We can only wait to see how this shakes out in those states.

Anyone having fun yet? I know I am excited about Bernie Sanders taking it all the way to the DNC Convention!

Well, see ya’ later!


#Election2016: The Great @HillaryClinton/@SenatorReid Slap Fight

See that? You see that? That’s #BlueVsBlue violence, son. Nothing else in the world is quite like that. I love reading about Blue Vs Blue violence in the morning.

With five days to go until the Nevada caucuses – once viewed as Hillary Clinton’s Western firewall – Sen. Harry Reid and his allies are incensed at the wounded Democratic frontrunner.

The reason: The Clinton campaign’s attempt to downgrade expectations there by whitewashing the diverse state.

The campaign’s recent assertion that Nevada is “still a state that is 80 percent white voters” – in other words, a state that looks alot like Bernie Sanders’ base – is simply wrong, Reid allies claim. But more galling than that, they say, it undermines the entire rationale for the caucuses’ existence – the state was only pushed to the front of the election calendar eight years ago because Reid lobbied for better demographic representation than the overwhelmingly white early-voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire.

You know, one time we had exposed Hillary Clinton’s emails. When it was all over the web, I walked up to my computer to spread the news. We didn’t find one of ’em, not one stinkin’ email that was on a State Department server. The smell, you know that desperation smell, the whole Hillary Clinton campaign. Smells like…

*tears start flowing from Gator’s eyes*

victory. Someday this election’s gonna end…

*Gator gets up from the computer, not able to type any more*

Well, see ya’ later!

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#Trump2016: The @realDonaldTrump Holds Strong

There’s a theory out there that goes something like this: The more candidates drop out, the more support will go to someone other than Donald Trump.

Well, people have been dropping like flies and we are getting our first look at if this theory holds up. It really doesn’t:

Donald Trump – 42%
Ted Cruz – 20%
Marco Rubio – 15%

It does show trends and, while Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have both benefited, it would seem that Donald Trump’s lead has not changed if only slightly. Trump still sits at a comfortable 22 points ahead of Cruz.

It now doesn’t matter if Donald Trump went batshit crazy last night, he can afford to lose a few points on the margins. Our embrace of Alex Jones and Rand Paul has left a libertarian foreign policy gap within the GOP, and it seems that Trump is more than willing to slide right into that role. I don’t like it any more than you do, but you know as well as I do a million fucking screaming (Ron/Rand) Paul Fans are going to start singing the love of Donald Trump and they are all Republicans now. It is now so crystal clear to me that we have indeed created Trump. And besides, high ideals on foreign policy crumble in the wake of reality.

I will however make you guys this promise: If Donald Trump loses South Carolina over this, then I swear to you I will immediately change my endorsement to whoever wins. You have my word.

Well, see ya’ later!

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#Trump2016: New @realDonaldTump #JamielShaw Ad Is Brutal

There is time to unpack the debate last night and I will get to it, but I want to get into this ad that was just came out.

Brutal. Absolutely brutal. If you have not heard the painful story of Jamiel Shaw Jr.’s murder, it is simple enough:

The younger (Jamiel) Shaw was gunned down in 2008 in Arlington Heights by gang member Pedro Espinoza, who mistook the teen for a rival gang member because of the victim’s red Spider-Man backpack.

Espinoza jumped out of a vehicle and shot Shaw in the stomach before firing an execution-style shot to his head. In 2012, Espinoza – who was in the country illegally – received a death sentence for Shaw’s murder.

Jamiel Shaw Sr. is a strong advocate for Donald Trump. Here is Jamiel Shaw Sr., after being introduce by Trump, talking about his son’s death:

Now is Donald Trump has the right idea about immigration? Jamiel Shaw Sr. seems to think so. That is why Shaw Sr. has endorsed him.

The NY Times, notes this ad is similar to the infamous “Willie Horton” and how this will stand out:

The ad conveys a sense of menace without attacking any of the other Republicans in the race, and highlights a core argument of Mr. Trump’s campaign. It is in some ways evocative of the well-known “Willie Horton” ad that ran against the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, Gov. Michael Dukakis of Masschusetts (sic). That ad, which featured a black man who killed a white person after being released from prison under a Dukakis administration program, was overtly racial; the Trump ad does not mention the nationality or background of the man convicted in the 2008 killing.

Regardless of how people view the politics of the immigration debate, the spot is certain to stand out amid a clutter of advertising on the South Carolina airwaves.

I agree. It’s super effective ad indeed. Couple with police officers endorsement of Donald Trump, you can’t help wonder that Trump will be the law enforcement guy. In a world descending into chaos, someone offering order is refreshing.

One more thing about the ad: Since the ad doesn’t attack other GOP candidates, Donald Trump can use the ad in the general election. Just saying.

Well, see ya’ later!


#FeelTheBern: I Think @HillaryClinton Is Done

After last night, I think Hillary Clinton is done. With Senator Bernie Sanders’ YUGE win in New Hampshire* and the very near win in Iowa*, he has the wind to his back. Sanders even has a plan to break Clinton’s Southern Firewall:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to pour resources into South Carolina to improve his standing with black voters in the state to punch a hole in Hillary Clinton’s electoral firewall. …

Sanders plans to boost his numbers by financing a major grassroots campaign introducing himself to minority voters in the state.

“We’re hiring half the state of South Carolina. Unemployment will go down,” quipped a campaign official. “We’re going to mount a very strong grassroots campaign and have young African-Americans knocking on doors in African-American communities.”

If the experiment proves successful in South Carolina, the campaign will next target Georgia, which has a relatively young and educated black electorate.

That was the plan BEFORE Iowa and New Hampshire. Now with the near Iowa win and 20% New Hampshire win under his belt, Bernie Sanders can go to his (big and/or small) donors and ask for more money to so that everyone can #FeelTheBern. I can’t see Hillary Clinton going to her (big and/or small) donors, hat in hand, asking to fend off the unstoppable #BernieBros train.

Personally, I don’t care which one the Democrats pick. There are huge drawbacks for either nominee.

With A Sanders Nomination: The center-left bolts right in the loving arms of the Republican party. Since Bernie Sanders is a huge Gun Rights guy, the gun control groups/supporters also stay home.

With A Clinton Nomination: The far left stays home when she shifts back to the center. We can even throw her extreme stances back at her when she does try to move to the center. I mean, the far left is backing Sanders to the hilt and they will feel (rightly) cheated of their candidate loses. Her coming non-indictment (and that is why she is sucking up to Obama right now) will also be an example of her “white privileged” to escape justice.

We could pick anyone from our side and beat both Democrats in the general election. I would be delighted if they both keep bashing each other until then. Barring an act of God, I don’t think the two Dem front-runners can win dog-catcher election right now.

I want to note that this is just my opinions based off of my observations. I could be wrong. Until I read something to the contrary, I will think this is our election to lose.

Well, see ya’ later!


#Trump2016: Why @realDonaldTrump’s 2nd Place #Iowa Finish Is No Joke

People celebrated last night. Sen. Ted Cruz won Iowa! Yay!

Except one thing. He did not slay Donald Trump, the beast. A couple of tough critics of Trump are throwing cold water on a Ted Cruz victory right now. Aaron Gardner starts us off this morning:

Yes, Donald Trump had his friends in radio and his “adversaries” in the MSM priming the pump for the Donald the entire time, but still, that alone wouldn’t be enough to capture nearly 25% of the caucus. Trump was able to do what most thought impossible…

If he can do this in a caucus, which requires the voter to go out and stay out for a rather long time just to cast a series of votes, he can certainly do it in a primary. When you get right down to it, Donald Trump got nearly 40,000 people to show up on a cold February night when a blizzard is on the horizon. That’s no joke. …

After all, we know this was just the opening round and Trump isn’t done yet.

Gardner also notes that it is NOT too late for Donald Trump to just open his wallet and out-spend everyone. Now money isn’t everything, but it could mean the difference in tight races.

Allahpundit oddly comes to the same conclusion:

The guy’s basically half-assing his campaign and he still beat the Great Establishment Hope for second place (I think) and nearly knocked off the hyper-organized, hyper-competent Cruz campaign. He’s no joke. And thanks to a divided moderate field, there’s still every reason to think he’ll win New Hampshire.

There’s that “no joke” again. Basically, what they are saying is that you can’t write Donald Trump off yet and both these men are huge Trump critics. If they are not convince that Trump has been defeated, then this race is far from over.

Ed Morrissey, Allahpunit’s co-blogger, agrees:

The difference in Iowa was probably ground organization and perhaps lingering annoyance over Trump’s decision to bail on the final debate in Iowa. The former favored Cruz, but the latter might have pushed late deciders to go to Rubio’s corner. It was a tactical error by Trump, to be sure, but hardly a fatal one. Trump ended up with one less delegate than Cruz, and the same as Rubio – five. Trump didn’t win Iowa, but other than for his reputation, he didn’t really need to win; he just needed to stay competitive. And the reasons for that are New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Ted Cruz needed a knock-out in Iowa for the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries, and he didn’t get one. In fact, Cruz spent a lot of time hitting Marco Rubio and instead of going for the Donald Trump knock-out. That may come back to haunt Cruz.

And Donald Trump came out and ate a big piece of humble pie:

He congratulated Ted Cruz (and all the candidates) and thanked Iowa, despite the loss. Donald Trump did not yell or scream or meltdown. It was short and to the point. With so many long-winded political speeches, this was really refreshing!

Anyone wanting to write Donald Trump off, does so at their own peril.

Well, see ya’ later!

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#Trump2016: Why @realDonaldTrump Will Be Our First Antihero President

Donald Trump is America’s first real-life antihero running for President Of The United States who just might actually win and frankly we don’t know how to deal with this situation.

What is an antihero? In fiction, he or she is a protagonist who lacks one or more conventional heroic qualities like idealism, courage, and morality. Such examples include (but not limited to) Homer’s Thersites, Don Quixote, The Man With No Name, Deadpool, Ash from Army Of Darkness, and Rat from Pearls Before Swine. Yet despite not having qualities we call heroic, we still love these guys.

Why? Why?! The “Dark Triad” may help to explain why:

The Dark Triad of personality is composed of narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism. Despite the common belief that these traits are undesirable, the media is awash with characters that embody the Dark Triad. Characters like Gregory House M.D., Batman (a.k.a. the Dark Knight), and James Bond all embody these traits and are some of the most popular media franchises today. As entertaining as these characters are, they provide us with a window into the dark side of human nature. Instead of treating the dark side of human nature as inherently maladaptive… despite their costs, traits like these can confer reproductive and survival benefits for the individual.

We also want to be these people. These guys are free. They have opinions and they do not care if you like them or hate them. The antihero is not evil and they will side with the good guys in a pinch, but they have their own desires and thoughts. They want to be their own individuals and stake out their own agency. We want these traits for ourselves.

Donald Trump hits the jackpot of having narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism. A lot of people have recoiled in horror that someone with the Dark Triad is about to become President Of The United States. And yet people with the Dark Triad has in the past been effective leaders, like General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart and General George Patton. Many CEOs have been said to have one or more of the Dark Triad traits. America loves our leaders and those who don’t give a fuck about what you think of them.

But having the Dark Triad is not enough. We also love these people because we feel that they are our side. And they often love (or project love) us back. The other night, I praised a hashtag on twitter that I often visit and I meant every word of this tweet. Yet I used grandiose language similar to Donald Trump. The response was swift and positive. Donald Trump projects this love in his speeches too. He may hammer Ted Cruz or the Mexican Government or The Other, but if you watch the speeches he tells us that he LOVES the people who show up and America. Trump wants to make AMERICA great again and people (rightly) eat that shit up.

The reason ¡YEB! is so hated on the right, is that he appears to love illegal immigration and centralized education (common core) more than he loves America. If ¡YEB! was all about the American people first and pushed “American Education” (or something), then this might have been a different election.

The reason why the concept that Ted Cruz being born in Canada is an effective attack (look at his drop in Iowa polls), is because (right or wrongly) people now see him as the other. Being a conservative is nice, but you have to be the unequivocally American Conservative Hero to overcome the American Populist Hero. Just saying.

Again, these are just my observations. And that is why I have endorsed Donald Trump, for now. Despite a huge reservation, Trump has shown to be an effective leader and (he says) he loves America to the hilt. Trump may also be wrong on certain issues, but I don’t see him as corrupt or evil. I see Trump the way Tim Allen sees Trump:

And Trump can’t send everybody to Mexico or whatever the f- he said. But give that guy the roads, bridges, infrastructure, power grid – just have him fix that shit for four years. He’s good at that. And he’s a businessman so he understands how debt load works. Forget the stupid shit he says about immigrants. That’s just ignorant. But he might be able to do the stuff that really needs fixing. …

I’m not opposed to anybody if their workload matches their bullshit load.

Neither am I.

Well, see ya’ later!

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#Trump2016: Why @realDonaldTrump Is Closing In On A #Iowa Win

I know, it is the PuffingtonHost. But please bear with me as I frisk this article by Scott Conroy:

It’s probably too soon to run for the hills just yet.

But if you’re worried about the possibility that the nuclear launch codes might a year from now be in the hands of a megalomaniacal strongman with a tenuous grip on reality, the scene on the ground in Iowa with just three days to go until the caucuses won’t make you feel much better.

I sleep soundly knowing full well that I live just miles from a Primary Nuclear Target. If a nuclear war happens, I don’t think I can deal with the wasteland afterward. Either I will die in the blast or fallout shortly afterward and I am fine with that.

Donald Trump appears poised to notch a major victory in the first electoral test of the year — a win that would further launch him along a once implausible path toward actually becoming the 2016 Republican presidential nominee.

This prevailing sentiment solidified during Thursday night’s debate when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) failed to capitalize on the GOP front-runner’s glaring absence from the stage, instead choosing to bicker with the moderators in Trump-like fashion but without the flair.

I heard that. I skip the debate largely as a protest to Megyn Kelly inviting the anti-American Michael “Butterball” Moore onto her show. But the after action response from everyone and everywhere is that Ted Cruz was hit from all sides and barely anyone threw a punch at Trump.

Well, I am sure that all changes with ads-

And in a clear indication of his campaign’s new strategic priority of trying to hold onto a now-tenuous second-place standing in Iowa at the expense of competing more explicitly to win it, the Cruz campaign is turning its focus over the airwaves away from the front-runner and toward Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

The New York Times reported on Friday that Cruz had shifted almost all of his negative advertising away from Trump and toward Rubio, in a last-minute attempt to prevent the upstart Floridian from surging into a second-place showing in Iowa — a result that would upend the race and might prove fatal to Cruz’s 2016 hopes.

Oh wait, I forgot that I’m talking about the stupid party here…

And people wonder why I have not endorsed anyone but Trump. Shit like this exhausts me more than Trump’s dumb comments. Politics is a blood sport and Donald Trump is playing to win. All the others are playing to place second or third now, it’s disgusting.

GOP strategist Bob Haus, who ran Rick Perry’s two Iowa campaigns and is a frequent Trump critic, is among the plugged-in Republicans here who senses that Cruz is heading in the wrong direction at the worst possible time.

Bob Haus talks about “peaking” at the wrong time, but I think everyone is missing the point here. Ted Cruz has placed all his eggs in the Iowa basket. This has moved him into lead Trump, but then fallen to either tie or place 2nd with Donald Trump. I have watched the national and other state polling, hoping that Ted Cruz is also moving there. However Cruz is still stuck in neutral everywhere else. That does not inspire me.

The 2012 GOP caucuses saw record turnout of 121,501 votes, but that relatively impressive number still represented a mere 20 percent of active registered Iowa Republicans who could have shown up that year.

With public interest in this year’s Republican race at unprecedented levels, even Cruz’s top backers here are predicting the 2016 caucuses will exceed the numbers of 2012.

By how much?

Bob Vander Plaats, an influential Iowa Christian conservative leader who has endorsed Cruz and sparred with Trump publicly, predicted that turnout on Monday would be somewhere in the 135,000 to 150,000 range.

“We’re in uncharted territory,” Vander Plaats said.

That could mean bad news for Cruz…

If Ted Cruz loses Iowa, he has nowhere else to go. *ponds table once* AND HE’S NOT GOING AFTER DONALD TRUMP!

*ponds table several more times and then composes himself*

I sit on the edge of my seat, day-after-day, waiting for the moment where I can finally endorse someone else. I go to bed, night-after-night, completely disappointed. Look, there might be some logic that Donald Trump might not win because he currently lacks a ground game and the polls might be incredible wrong. There also maybe some logic to the notion that if Ted Cruz can force other people out of the race, they will come to him. However when logic goes out the god-damn window, you can’t take anything for granted.

We don’t live in an age of logic anymore. I can make a logical pitch on why Donald Trump is not a conservative and the people are giving fuckall about that noise. What they see is a leader who loves America and the people. Trump wants to create jobs and beat the bad guys who want to do us harm. The slogan, “Make America Great Again” boils down Trump’s message and rolls right off the tongue. Without looking it up, what is Ted Cruz’s message? What is Marco Rubio’s slogan?

And that is why Donald Trump is closing on a Iowa win.

Well, see ya’ later!

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#Trump2016: Siding With @realDonaldTrump Against #MegynKelly/#FoxNews Here

I was going to sit on the sidelines with this newest Trump vs Fox News brouhaha. Another episode of mud flinging that honestly did not need my involvement. Nothing I could say would mattered. I have endorsed Trump, I do not automatically SUPPORT him.

…And then this fucking happen:

I can’t even. When did Fox News give a mic to this sick, fat, idiotic, fucking asshole?

Here is John Stossel owning Michael Moore on the movie Sicko (sorry for the low quality):

Oh, remember when Michael Moore called Chris Kyle a coward? I do:

And Megyn Kelly gives this fat fuck a platform to spew his nonsense? I am so mad, I can’t see straight. Megyn Kelly owes the entire Kyle Clan, and every Iraq military personal who was saved by Chris Kyle, an apology for having that anti-American butterball on her show. Then Fox News owes EVERYONE an apology for not having an outright Michael Moore ban.

Not only would I encourage Donald Trump NOT to show up for the debate, but I will personally tuned in for his Town Hall supporting the troops. I will live tweet the event (I am sure FOX 10 Phoenix will live stream it) and I will encourage to donate to Wounded Warrior Project in your name during the live tweet (hell, if anyone is reading this article, donate in Trump’s name right now). I also call on other candidates to do the same.

Now I won’t hold it against Trump or any candidate if they go. I don’t believe in boycotts, but I would suggest they take stock of how valuable their time is and act accordingly. One thing is for sure, I personally value my time and so I will not be tuning into Megyn Kelly’s show ever again until she issues a heartfelt apology to everyone.

Well, see ya’ later!

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