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Monday, January 11, 2016

The GOP-Establishment Manipulators

Last night, I looked into getting absentee ballots for Mr. AOW and me so that we can vote in the Virginia Primary on March 1, 2016. We were planning to vote for any GOP candidate not approved by the GOP establishment.

For as long as I can remember, here in Virginia we have had open primaries. That is, voters did not have to affirm Party affiliation to vote in primaries.

Lo! What did I see regarding the upcoming Virginia Primary? THIS!
The Republican Party of Virginia has determined that the
following statement shall be a requirement of your participation.
Both Mr. AOW and I are registered as Independents, so we won't be voting in the 2016 Virginia Republican Primary. We've been shut out.

BTW, no such certification is required for the 2016 Democratic Primary here in Virginia.

Meanwhile, here is a recent essay by one of the GOP-establishment mouthpieces: Trump’s nomination would rip the heart out of the Republican Party.

From across The Pond, Pat Condell opines on something which the GOP establishment has not yet fathomed:


  1. As a registered member of the LP, I don't vote in the primaries ether.....of course with a choice between Trump v. establishment....I didn't have a viable choice anyway.

  2. It's handy to remember Pat Condell is a liberal atheist. One of the few who has his head screwed on straight.

    This Condell quote explains Trump's popularity in a nutshell:

    "People want honesty. They're starved of it, and they'll take it where they find it."

    He goes on to say what everybody knows: We don't believe governent's big lies anymore.

    Condell is a liberal in the truest sense of the word, in the tradition of famous leftwingers Hitchens and Orwell. Such honest fact-facing is hard to come by these days...

    1. SF,
      It's handy to remember Pat Condell is a liberal atheist. One of the few who has his head screwed on straight.

      Amazing, huh?

      Why aren't there more liberals like him?

    2. Why? Because too many have bought into the Big Lie. They're invested in it, and they readily worship at the altar of the state. I also believe their extreme fear of anything to their right keeps them huddled together in their sheepfold.

      What ever happened to the brave leftwing radicals of the 1960's? They tipped over the old order, and now they've all turned status-quo reactionaries.

      Cue The Who: "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!"

    3. They tipped over the old order, and now they've all turned status-quo reactionaries.

      I disagree slightly. The radical hippies of yore, are now indoctrinated Statist sycophants. We couldn't name one issue...one at all....where they don't pursue oversight, regulation and taxation, by the State.

    4. CI: That's what I meant. It's their order now, and they are every bit as reactionary and entrenched as the old fogies they threw out.

  3. I read the WaPo article. Gerson is out on the dark side of the moon. The GOOP stands for nothing other than sneaky, weasely collaboration with Democrats. It's about time somebody "tore the heart" out of the GOOP. They can start by sending Ryan down in flames in the Wisconsin primary.

    Light the rotten, rat-infested GOOP ship on fire and cheer as it goes down with people like Gerson and the Turd Blossom flailing on the deck as it finally goes under.

    1. SF,
      Thank you for taking the time to read the WaPo article.

      He's not the Lone Ranger. At least five "journalists" are serving as mouthpieces for the GOOP.

      I've noticed of late how flat their writing are. A few months ago, their writing was more passionate. Now it seems that they are looking defeat in the eye and not liking it one bit.

      What is Karl Rove doing these days?

  4. Two very recent headlines, which will likely cause Trump to gain more support and which relate to what Pat Condell says in the video...

    Canada: Muslims open fire at popular Calgary nightclub


    Pa. police reportedly warned 3 'radical' associates of terror suspect at large.

    1. Did you hear that stupid Philadelphia mayor's pronouncement on Islam, after the Islamist cop killer stated he did it in the name of Islam?

      Why didn't any of those reporters stand up on their hind legs and ask that mayor,

      "Sir, are you as muslim?"

      "No? Well then, are you an Islamic scholar?"

      "No? Then what the hell makes you qualified to make such a statement that this act in no way represents Islam, islam is a religion of piece, etc?"

      I sick of this, and it started with Bush. By all means, government should not be in the business of denigrating any religion, but neither should government be carrying water and apologizing for any religion.

      That stupid mayor sounding like one of the unindicted spokesmouths for CAIR, which is the US branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    2. SF,
      Yes, I heard that idiotic mayor of Philadelphia. Is he going to box himself in much like the police chief of Cologne, Germany, did and get canned?

      I sick of this, and it started with Bush.

      Yes. Almost immediately after 9/11, GWB rushed to say, "Islam means peace." It does not. It means "submission."

      A bit down the line, GWB declared that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. No, they do not. I wonder if any serious Muslim would say that Allah and the God of Christianity are the same.

    3. Silverfiddle, a cop was shot in Boston the other day.
      No "Muslim" involvement, he was shot by a career criminal drug dealer.
      A number of people are shot in San Bernardino and a similar number shot in Roseburg, Oregon but the Oregon shooting is forgotten (no Muslim involvement).

      We don't even know much of anything about the Philadelphia shooter (except that he's not a refugee) but we seem to know enough to make the event particular in the current feud between primarily minorities and police.

      But a schmuck like Trump can use it with the help of a stooge like Condell to take our mind off what is really going on in this country.

      A large area of California is in danger from an uncontrolled methane leak.
      The people of Flint were poisoned by an unelected manager.
      And yes, Guatemala has just announced trials for the horrific war crimes that we facilitated.

      But what's one our mind is that a cop is shot by a bum who wears a white robe and we're in a manipulated political panic.

      We are a sorry people.

    4. Wow. That was a canardo farrago.

      Indeed. The world suffers from more than one problem. Imagine that. Did you just figure that out?

      However, you've veered off topic. I bet your loads of fun at parties. people are enjoying a nice conversation about annoying bosses and you barge in and hijack the conversation talking about Boston's chances for the playoffs next year...

    5. Ducky,

      To the point: Would it be right for the mayor and police chief to step in and say that abortion clinic murder was not acting in the name of Christianity, Christianity is a religion of peace, and it is against the tenets of Jesus to murder others...

      Lefties like you and your ilk would collapse on your fainting couches screaming about separation of church and state.

    6. ......and a similar number shot in Roseburg, Oregon but the Oregon shooting is forgotten (no Muslim involvement).

      Bullshit. The Umpqua shooting is routinely heralded by the gun control industry as the "turning point" in the herd turning toward Statism. Please do keep up on the machinations of your own narratives.

  5. @SF,

    "Cue The Who: "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!"

    You beat me to it!

  6. AOW:

    You and Mr. AOW should vote in the Democrat primary and pull the lever for Bernie.

    1. Feel the Bern !

      "For here
      Am I sitting in a tin can
      Far above the world
      Planet Earth is blue
      And there's nothing I can do."

      R.I.P. David Bowie

    2. It appears that the Clinton camp is getting a bit concerned about the amount of support Bernie Sanders is garnering.

    3. I'm skeptical that he can gather enough to win the nomination but he can definitely generate enough support to make her pay attention to the progressive wing of the party.

    4. It's amazing AOW can't primary as a Republican, but Bern can run as a Democrat! And he ain't a democrat.

  7. Trial coming up holding people accountable for mass (millions) crucifixions, beheadings, mass graves ... finally coming to ISIS?

    No, Guatemala. All done with the supervision of the U.S. and Saint Ronnie Raygun.

    Nice that Condell hates Muslims but he needs a wider view of history. Much wider.

    1. Duck,
      False equivalency and red herring bringing up Saint Ronnie Raygun.

      Condell hates Muslims

      Does he really? Or is it political Islam that he hates? Along with other totalitarian ideologies, that is. He is a strong advocate of free speech.

    2. As if there were something scandalous about hating Muslims.

      Tell me, Ducky. Are you going to Europe to help teach Muslim refugees that rape is abhorred in Western Civilization?

    3. To keep the Guatemala record straight...

      As usual for the left, Ducky exaggerates by orders of magnitude.

      During the 36-year civil war, it is estimated the government disappeared or killed somewhere around 200,000 people . "Millions" killed in Guatemala would have put it on par with the murderous Communist regime of Pol Pot in Cambodia.

      This happened during during the cold war with both Democrat and Republican administrations.

      Murderous tyrant Efrian Rios-Montt is on trial for "genocide and crimes against humanity related to the deaths of 1,771 Mayan Ixiles between March 1982 and August 1983," so this infamous year did coincide with Reagan's second year in office.

    4. Beamish,

      A more important question all sane people should be asking is why leftwingers like Ducky want to integrate misogynists, rapists, pederasts and religious bigots into our society.

      Normal people want to keep such elements out.

    5. Ducky,

      Condell has also had some very infamous scuffles with American Christian fundamentalists, and I don't know, but I'd bet my banjo he's no fan of dictators right or left.

    6. SF,
      Thanks for the clarification about Guatemala. I simply didn't have time today to address that matter because today was the day for my annual retinal check. Man, do I have a headache from the dilation and all the bright lights used during the exam!

    7. You are correct, Silverfiddle, it was only a quarter to a half million and that certainly mitigates our involvement in atrocities every bit as barbaric as what is coming out of ISIS.

      Fact is that we facilitated the barbarity.

      No, it wasn't millions. I must have been thinking of Congo.

    8. No, Beamish, I am not moving to Europe.

      However, I will continue to stump for the idea that America values favor the integration of immigrants and Muslims have been successful in the U.S.

      The integration will do more good than our wars in the mid East.

      Oh, did you hear that the Bundy hoser boys mom sent an e-mail that your heroes need French vanilla coffee creamer, among other items. Time to snap to it.

    9. Ducky,
      I hate using the qualifier 'only' when speaking of human life, but we are making comparisons here.

      Dead is dead, but in Guatemala--without excusing the brutal dictatorshio--it was an insurgency.

      The murders and violence in all of Latin America pale in comparison to the Muslim world no comparison.

      I don't know what it is about you leftwingers that makes you love those gay-killing, woman-stoning, head-cutting, man-burning, hating, bigoted, misogynist Islamists so much.

      Those scary rightwingchristians are puppy dogs and kittens compared to the islamists you love and defend so much.

      This is why astute observers utter the self-evident Michael Savage phrase...

      "Liberalism is a mental disorder."

    10. @SF,
      "I don't know what it is about you leftwingers that makes you love those gay-killing, woman-stoning, head-cutting, man-burning, hating, bigoted, misogynist Islamists so much."

      "Liberalism is a mental disorder."

      I'd just say: asked and answered!

    11. Silverfiddle, I notice that you and your tag team buddies lapse into the "liberalism is a disorder" pose whenever you are put in the position that you have to admit that America and Americans have been facilitators of serious barbarities.

      That fact hardly morphs to a love of radical Islam and for you to insinuate such is infantile and unfortunate in an intelligent person (your tag team buddies may be a different story).

      Mimicking Michael Savage is no way to comport yourself in civilized company.

    12. Progressive Klansman Harry Truman nuked the Japs. Yawn.

      Tell us, Ducky. How would you "integrate" the Muslim gangs of rapists in Europe into America?

    13. Ducky,

      Find any conservative here who would maintain America has done no wrong.

      "Liberalism is a mental disorder" is all I can come up with to explain why you and your friends on the left are in a permanent affliction of vapors over RIGHTWINGCHRISTIANS!!!! but perform rhetorical gymnastics to stand up for islam, which is not a religion of peace. It's a big lie and we're tired of hearing it. Yes, there are peaceful Muslims, and God bless them, but the west has imported way too many backwards obscurantist misogynists who have no intention of integrating. I cannot understand how you fail to see that the continued importation of such animals threatens our liberal democracy.

      I have no problem bringing in Muslims, but we're importing the wrong ones, wholesale.

    14. Hey Guys,

      If you disagree with Ducky's BS you must not be intelligent. And if you don't agree with that, just ask Ducky. GET IT!

      From a "tag team buddy"

    15. @SF,
      'I have no problem bringing in Muslims, but we're importing the wrong ones, wholesale."

      OK but how do you identify the [right] ones? And if there is such a thing how do you know how long they will stay that way?

      Your "tag team buddy"

    16. SF,
      we're importing the wrong ones, wholesale

      And the Wahhabist imams! They began taking over the mosques back in the 1990s.

      A few years ago, an immigrant from Afghanistan told me that he'd come here to get away from the oppressive Taliban. Once a bit settled here, he went to one of the mosques here in Northern Virginia. "And what did I find?" he said. "The mosque teaching same thing as the Taliban. Right here in America!"

      Once he quit attending mosque, for the first time in his life, he read the Quran for himself -- and abandoned Islam.

      "So, are you a Christian now?" I asked. I knew that he'd married a Christian woman and that his wife and their several children were attending church regularly."

      "I'm nothing now," he said. "I'm done with religion."

    17. JonBerg,

      ...and what a 'tag-team buddy' you are... ;-)

      I partially agree with Ducky that Islam is not entirely to blame. There is a cultural component, and it's difficult to sort out because regional and ethnic culture becomes so entangled with the religion itself.

      The Wahhabist influence is a poison, in the opinion of many, and since the 1980's, it has gone worldwide.

      So, since the 1980's it has become much more difficult to sort the good from the bad. So many terrorists are people from money with an education...

      I think all of us but Ducky agree that in the absence of any way to verify who they are and to predict their success at assimilating, the only smart thing to do is not let them in.

      There are plenty of Muslim countries where oppressed Muslims can immigrate to. Too many of them are disrupting society all over the west.

      A liberal German woman should not have to worry about 'arms-length' in order to accommodate the ultra-conservative feral pigs her government brought in.

      Whoever cannot see that is indeed mentally-disordered.

    18. Ducky's finally making some progress. He's moved a little beyond his former, "You're all a bunch of racists," argument.

    19. ...but unfortunately ducky still believes that America can be filled to the brim with decaffeinated de-Islamated Muslims who would NEVER act on their Islamic beliefs.

    20. @SF,

      "feral pigs her government brought in."

      Finally, an answer to why Muslims won't eat pork. With all of their negative attributes, at least, they reject CANNABLISM!

      Your "tag team buddy"

  8. "Why aren't there more liberals like him?" Because Christopher Hitchens died.

    Actually, AOW, I take exception to open primaries. Primaries are for people of a party to make their selection. It's all open primary in California - and it was wasn't sensible conservatives pushing that, either. When I was gravitating from Dem to Rep I was also an independent for years. So I could vote for all the ballot measures and non-party office holders. But I understood and accepted that.

    Now ... That said, the Dems should be doing the same thing. It looks to me like Reps don't want crossover cheaters. (I wonder how they can do that if open primaries is the law of the state?) Cheating is not a value to the Dems as a group, so they don't care.

    1. Baysider,
      I understand your objections to open primaries.

      But, in my memory, Virginia has always been an open primary state. Why the GOP change this time around?

  9. Circling back, I've listen to Condell now. I feel like a broken record after every video: Pat Condell nails it. Painfully.

  10. Beamish,
    There is going to be more and more trouble with the Muslim gangs of rapists in Europe, and more and more families are going to be affected directly by this rape jihad.

    And these Muslim rape gangs are going to pop up here in America, too. For all I know, that's already happening on small scale.

    1. Why is it that right wing blogs never post an article on the extensive assaults and arsons committed against refugees?

      Just sayin'.

    2. How extensive are those assaults and arsons, Duck? Here in the United States, I mean.

      Europe is Europe -- and Europe is as Europe does.

    3. Why is it that right wing blogs never post an article on the extensive assaults and arsons committed against refugees?

      If you're implying that such stories [if they exist] don't fit the narrative, then ask yourself why stories of firearms being employed in the defense of oneself and home [and they exist aplenty] don't make a blip on the media radar, aside from possible mention in hometown rags?

    4. Why don't leftwing blogs who champion the refugees and are so sad about muslims being treated badly, like Obama opined about tonight, mentioning that crimes against Jews are five times that on muslims?

    5. CI...bravo. Well said. Good luck getting a response.

    6. CI,
      Upvote for your comment of January 12, 2016 at 10:02:00 PM EST.

  11. On Bloomberg this morning: 2/3 of those arrested for the NYE attacks in German are now described as "refugees."

    What has Merkel imported?

  12. Jon,
    how do you identify the [right] ones? And if there is such a thing how do you know how long they will stay that way?

    ISIS has some published plans for slipping in under the radar.

    From “Pretend to be Christian”: ISIS handbook tells Muslims to lose beard, shun mosque and wear cross before killing:

    WOULD-BE jihadis eager to carry out a Paris-style attack in the UK have been handed a chilling step-by-step guide by Islamic State (ISIS) thugs.
    The booklet, called Safety and Security Guidelines for Lone Wolf Mujahideen, offers a chilling insight into the levels of preparation expected of those wishing to cause carnage in Europe. The 58-page terror manual, which has burning western-style buildings on the front cover, gushes about the importance of surprise when launching an attack to cause maximum impact.It urges home-grown terrorists to carry out attacks as they are less likely to be noticed....

    Much more at the above link.

  13. AOW,
    And the progressive apologists are slamming down race cards at every turn. The obvious outcome is that people describe the attackers, and then are branded as racists for pointing out they were 'north africans' or looked like dark-skinned middle eastern men.

    The left are masters at framing the issue and bracketing the language.

  14. Why I HATE Republican'sJanuary 12, 2016 at 9:39:00 AM EST

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    1. This is why I am utterly against computers in Kindergarten!

    2. This utterly false statement is a good place to note that, as a whole, people who identify as conservative have a little lower household income than those who identify as liberal -- but give a LOT more of it to charity (other than their churches).

      Since we don't tend to wear it on our sleeve, this compassion for the less fortunate and support of community institutions is often slips right by those who give more generously of their mouth than their money or time.

  15. Hillary lied about Benghazi, she lied about her private email server, she lied about Clinton Foundation money, she lied about emailing classified information, & now we know she told aides to lie about all of it.
    It's what she does. She lies.
    America, you've been forewarned. If she ever becomes President, you won't be able to believe a word she says. Is that what you want?

  16. Information You DeserveJanuary 12, 2016 at 1:48:00 PM EST

    While the media is focusing your attention on the shiny object that is her email server, the real story is not being told. The circumstantial evidence indicates that Hillary Clinton, or members of her inner circle with her connivance, purloined highly classified US intelligence and either sold it, traded it, or used it for personal gain. This is not a conspiracy theory and it is not hyperbole. Stick with me for a moment..
    n Monday, the inspector general for the 17 spy agencies that make up what is known as the intelligence community told Congress that two of 40 emails in a random sample of the 30,000 emails Clinton gave the State Department for review contained information deemed “Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information,” one of the government’s highest levels of classification.

    The AP story, along with much of the rest of the media is trying to give two impressions:

    First, the Clinton abstracted classifed information and included it in her emails, again AP
    According to the Intelligence Community IG this is what was found in the documents David Kendall turned over on the famous “thumb drive” :
    clinton ig snip

    Focus your attention on the last line. Now let’s see what this means let’s go to John Schindler of 20committee.com writing at The Daily Beast:

    • TOP SECRET, as the name implies, is the highest official classification level in the U.S. government, defined as information whose unauthorized release “could cause exceptionally grave damage to national security or foreign relations.”

  17. Here's the deal: If Trump said what he said but said it with some dignity, quit name calling, used adjectives worthy of a Wharton Grad (other than HUGE and THOUSANDS, or "he's MEAN to me"),and quit belittling everyone, would we all be quite as unwilling to jump on his bandwagon? (a few facts might help, too? Like HOW do we put up a wall and, instead of coming off like a racist (allowing the Left to scorn instead of THINK), EXPLAIN carefully and logically, that it might be good to stop immigration for a while, till we're vetting correctly, etc... for example?)???

    1. Here's a question from a leftist who doesn't think.

      The majority of illegals are coming in on legal visas and simply overstaying.
      Isn't the wall just a simple minded idea to make the fringe right fell good?

    2. I don't know what you consider 'fringe right' because the right's pretty united on this, as are a lot of Democrats.
      I guess you just haven't seen the videos of hordes of illegals crossing the desert..by the way, they're dying, too, all due to the fact that America's not strong on keeping the borders safe for both sides.
      Wake up.
      You're just plain WRONG, the majority of illegals are NOT here on legal visas. Just plain wrong. Sorry.

    3. Actually Z, even the conservative National Review says the majority of illegal immigration to the US is a result of people overstaying legal VISA stays...

  18. Off Topic --re tonite's SOTU by Obama: will be as stupid as his rest

    1. Off Topic --re tonite's SOTU by Obama: will be as stupid as his rest

  19. From this afternoon's WaPo:

    Officials in Virginia’s largest jurisdiction want to close public schools during the Super Tuesday presidential primary elections, saying they fear supporters of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump could cause mayhem at the polls.

    The concerns stem mainly from a Republican Party of Virginia requirement that the March 1 primary voters affirm they are Republicans before voting for a presidential candidate.

    “If you say: `I don’t want to do it,’ I have to say: `You don’t get a ballot,’” Fairfax County electoral board chairman Katherine H. Hanley told the county board of supervisors Tuesday before the board voted to ask school officials to keep students home.

    “That’s what this provision is,” said Hanley, a Democrat who chaired the county board of supervisors from 1995 to 2003 and later served in the cabinet of Gov. Tim Kaine (D). “That’s about as contentious as anything we can possibly be doing in a polling place on election day.”

    Voters in Virginia do not register by party, and some Republican leaders in the state argue that the loyalty pledge will keep Democrats from casting ballots.

    Others, however, are vehemently opposed to the idea. Trump has blasted the pledge on social media, arguing that it could dissuade voters who want to support a Republican candidate but are frustrated with the party establishment.

    Trump supporters have sued both the state and the state party, saying the pledge violates their civil rights....

    More at the above link.

    In what a contentious time we are living! Sheesh.

    1. It's amazing AOW can't primary as a Republican, but Bern can run as a Democrat! And he ain't a democrat.

  20. Very interesting... Looks like I left VA at the right time! And that sucks!!!

  21. Why not vote the democrat ballot instead. That way you can vote against hilrod twice. That's what I'll be doing.

  22. About Rose Hamid, the Muslima whom Trump recently tossed out of a rally:

    ...CNN had interviewed the protester before she was ejected...

    Media kabuki.


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