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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Personal Update

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Note: I foresee that I will be a while before I get back to blogging full steam ahead. This post explains why. My dear friend Warren will be taking up my slack as he finds time to do so:

Yesterday, I saw my kidney surgeon for a follow-up visit to my November 21 surgery to address hydronephrosis of the left kidney — that diagnosis determined in early June (although I'd been having off-and-on nebulous symptoms since at least March). The doctor has now increased the dosages of my various medications so that I can get better rest and walk more comfortably. I'm also allowed, at long last, to apply heat to my abdomen to bring some relief to the cramps caused by the ureteral stent, required after last week's surgery. What a relief applying heat is!

Tell you what: kidney disease, the resulting pain, and the surgery to correct the problem drastically interfere with life! All this makes you wish that your mother had never met your father!  Both politics and blogging take a back seat.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Silliness — And Serious Business

Apparently, some people don't have enough to do.

See Trump Tower turns into 'Dump Tower' on Google Maps.

What is not silly is this recount business.

From this essay at Infidel Bloggers Alliance:
Calling for recounts with timing so precise as to deny the states where the (unnecessary) recounts occur, the ability to respond in time to certify the election BEFORE the College of Electors meets is not like a 5 year old playing with a Glock 22.

Hillary Clinton's OBVIOUS involvement in a recount which cannot be completed before the electors meet represents a willingness to begin the complete, and irreversible erosion of American faith in the presidential vote. Exactly, by the way, what the desperate democrats claims the Russian hacked and un-denied wikileaks was trying to do as the agent of IVAN.

[Because of the timing] the day [may arrive] that the electors can certify only 260 of Trump's electoral votes while recounts remain uncompleted...
Read the entire essay HERE.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Musical Interlude

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Johann Sebastian Bach's Partita No. 2, BWV 1004, performed by Hilary Hahn:

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Friday, November 25, 2016

More Fragile Little Snowflakes

I see spoiled brats throwing tantrums (San Diego State University):

From this article at The College Fix (dated November 23, 2016):
San Diego State University on Tuesday hosted a “Healing Circle” to help students process their confusion, anger and fear over Donald Trump’s election and develop ways to stand against “injustice,” according to organizers.

The circle drew roughly 20 participants, a student who attended the session told The College Fix. Students sat at tables facing each other as facilitators talked them through the fact that they needed to come to grips with the election results, similar to the stages of grief.


Marketed as an event for “moving forward together,” students attending the event would learn about the “mental health and community-based resources” available to them following the election.


While the circle only drew a handful of students, the day after Election Day, hundreds of SDSU students took to the quad to protest Trump’s victory.


As distraught students across the country have denied recognizing Trump as the next president, SDSU has not been the only institution to offer community discussions and safe spaces.

The University of Michigan-Flint, Virginia Tech, Columbia University, Barnard College, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Iowa State, UC Santa Cruz, University of Pennsylvania, Rice University, UT-Austin, George Mason and many others have offered similar support to grieving students.
Read the rest HERE.

What are these whiny babies [aka fragile little snowflakes] going to do when, in the course of their lives, actual personal tragedy and grief strike them? Very, very few who walk this earth manage to escape devastating personal grief.

Furthermore, "healing circles" don't accomplish anything other than feeding a victimology mindset.

These young people need to get a job instead of taking up space at a university. They are simply too immature to be attending an institution of higher learning.  They need to grow up before embarking on what is touted to be "higher education."

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Graphic created by Stogie of Saberpoint:

Related reading: Warren's Thanksgiving post here at Always On Watch.

For my personal update, please see the information below the fold.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Especially for Ducky

Rush Limbaugh Tells ‘The True Story of Thanksgiving’

Posted by Warren

 Partial transcript follows:

“The story of the Pilgrims begins in the early part of the seventeenth century… The Church of England under King James I was persecuting anyone and everyone who did not recognize its absolute civil and spiritual authority.
“Those who challenged ecclesiastical authority and those who believed strongly in freedom of worship were hunted down, imprisoned, and sometimes executed for their beliefs.  A group of separatists first fled to Holland and established a community. After eleven years, about forty of them agreed to make a perilous journey to the New World,” across the Atlantic Ocean, “where they would certainly face hardships, but could live and worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences.
“On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail. It carried a total of 102 passengers, including forty Pilgrims led by William Bradford. On the journey, Bradford set up an agreement, a contract, that established just and equal laws for all members of the new community, irrespective of their religious beliefs. Where did the revolutionary ideas expressed in the Mayflower Compact come from? From the Bible.  The Pilgrims were a people completely steeped in the lessons of the Old and New Testaments,” the Bible. The Pilgrims were religious, and they came here to establish freedom of religion; they fled across an entire ocean to escape religious persecution.

Monday, November 21, 2016

I've Handed Over The Keys

Updated 11/21

Until further notice, my dear friend Warren will be taking over posting here at Always On Watch.

Warning!  Warren does not suffer fools gladly!

Explanation of my absence below the fold.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

An Introduction

Posted by Warren

I believe that most of you know me through my comments on this blog but you don't know much about me.

Warren is my given name and I don't use my last name online for privacy reasons. (read trolls)

I am a Vietnam era Veteran.

I used to be a Conservative Libertarian but became a Libertarian Conservative. To some that might seem to be a distinction without a difference but Libertarians will know what it means and many would say I'm just a Conservative playing word games. I am not a Republican nor have I ever been but have always found the "stated" views of the Republicans to more closely represent my own. I have no good words for the Party of slavery.

The Left will not enjoy living with its own precedents.

Posted by Warren

(Addendum: The blog is presently in moderation.)

Beautiful piece of sarcasm at National Review by Kevin D. Williamson.

"Perversely, the Trump presidency is bearing some worthwhile fruit before it even begins: Once more, dissent is the highest form of patriotism, free speech is an absolute right that must be defended at all costs rather than regulated away in the name of reform, presidential power is to be limited, and the anti-war movement on the left, which went silent right around the time the fellow who won the Nobel Peace Prize started assassinating American citizens in extralegal drone strikes, has once again found its voice.

Two cheers for all that."

I'm waiting to see when these so-called "Progressives" start calling themselves "Liberals" again. (or something else)

I'm also heartened to see Chris Christie replaced on President Elect Trump's transition team by Vice President Elect Mike Pence.  VP Elect Pence is a solid Conservative (he used to call himself a recovering lawyer). He has served my home state, Indiana, well as Governor. Its a shame he dropped out of his race for his second term as Governor (which he would have won handily) but he is serving us all in his present position and I believe  a  President Pence would be a boon to the nation as a whole and the Conservative Movement.   


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Video: Top 20 Election Night Losers

What is the future of those included in the list of twenty?

Which of those in the above video will try to make a comeback?

Which will succeed in making a comeback?

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Why The November 8 Result?

Photo from the Daily Mail

One of my Facebook finds offers the following explanation:
Dear Democrats and Liberals,

I'm noticing that a lot of you aren't graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost. In fact, you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those of us who voted for Trump.

Some of you are apparently "triggered."  Because you are posting how "sick" you feel about the results.

"How did this happen?" you ask.

You created "us" when you attacked our freedom of speech.

You created "us" when you attacked our right to bear arms.

You created "us" when you attacked our Christian beliefs.

You created "us" when you constantly referred to us as racists.

You created "us" when you constantly called us xenophobic.

You created "us" when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.

You created "us" when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.

You created "us" when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country.

You created "us" when you attacked our flag.

You created "us" when you confused women's rights with feminism.

You created "us" when you began to emasculate men.

You created "us" when you decided to make our children soft.

You created "us" when you decided to vote for progressive ideals.

You created "us" when you attacked our way of life.

You created "us" when you decided to let our government get out of control.

"You" created "us" the silent majority.

And we became fed up, and we pushed back and spoke up.

And we did it with ballots, not bullets.
Additional reading from THIS BLOG POST at Ed Bonderenka's site, Not of This World:
"You were supposed to be seeing that America's children were getting a top education, but you indoctrinated them with socialist ideals and Common Core.
You're Fired!"

"You were responsible for protecting our borders and you let people invade this country,
You're Fired!"

"You were supposed to be protecting America's environment and you put Americans out of work.
You're Fired!"

"You were supposed to be fighting America's enemies and you restrained our soldiers from prosecuting the war.
You're Fired!"

"You were charged with collecting taxes and you persecuted conservatives. You're Fired!"

"You were charged with administering services to veterans and you bought artwork. You're Fired!"

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day 2016

(For politics, please scroll down to the posts below this one)

Review the history behind and the meaning of this day HERE.

Thank a veteran today.  But only if you mean the words.  Empty words are more demeaning than keeping silent.

Pause at the eleventh hour of the eleventh month to remember those who served and those who are still serving our nation.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

On The Lighter Side? And On The Serious Side, Too

Click directly on the images to enlarge them:

Projected and published and on the news stands:

The reality:

How is it that the polling industry, the punditry industry, el al, were so wrong with their predictions for Election Day 2016?

Do you not find humor in how far off base all these "experts" were? I certainly do!

Perhaps the egregious misjudgment comes down one thing: the lack of perception on the part of both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party to recognize the level of anger among those not sitting in their various types of ivory towers.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Post-Election Commmentaries (With Addendum)

For many of us, those who didn't vote the way each of us voted will view the supporters of the other party (or parties) as their personal enemies.

Can America ever again be the United States of America?

Have we lost our republic?

What will the consequences be once the newly-elected POTUS takes the reins of power?

Opine in the comments section after reviewing the guidelines for commenting here at Always On Watch.


Must-read commentary: Those who think - for a moment - this is a WHITE victory of race, hate and misogyny.

Also, here is my post today at Infidel Bloggers Alliance: Hey, Karl! Can you hear me now?

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day 2016

Mr. AOW and I voted via absentee ballot weeks ago.

Now it's a matter of wait and see — for all of us.

Essay to read: At Risk Is Nothing Less Than the Right Ever to Resist Again.

Which way, America?

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Corrupt FBI? (With Addendum)

Yesterday, we learned this: FBI clears Clinton -- again. Excerpt:
FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday the agency hasn't changed its opinion that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges after a review of new emails.

"Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July," Comey wrote in the new letter to congressional committee chairmen....
No criminal charges will be filed against Hillary Rodham Clinton.

650,000 emails reviewed in eight days. Really?  Really?

The innumerable tentacles of the Clinton Political Machine strike again.


Remember: DOJ Kadzik involved in new 650,000 Email reviews, helped coverup IRS scandal.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Musical Interlude

(For politics, please scroll down)

Enjoy Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, which is also associated with the 1980 film Somewhere in Time, starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour:

Friday, November 4, 2016

Social Justice: "White straight men are a big problem."

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Link to read, including a short video to watch:

Lena Dunham Wants to Improve Men by Making White Straight Men Extinct.

According to Wikipedia, Lena Dunham is an American actress, writer, producer and director. In 2014, she was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people.

The societal insanity is off the scale!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

America's Future?

For your consideration as we approach Election Day 2016:

Pat Condell's must-watch commentary on the November 8 General Election:

Vote accordingly.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Top 100 WikiLeaks

Link to explore and an excellent resource....

Click on the green button labeled "Top 100 List" at The Top 100 Most Damaging WikiLeaks.

Vote accordingly.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Documentary: Clinton Cash

If you have not watched this film, watch it! Now.

YouTube blurb:
Clinton Cash, is a feature documentary based on the Peter Schweizer book that the New York Times hailed as “The most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle.”

Clinton Cash investigates how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being “dead broke” after leaving the White House to amassing a net worth of over $150 million, with over $2 billion in donations to their foundation. This wealth was accumulated during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as US Secretary of State through lucrative speaking fees and contracts paid for by foreign companies and Clinton Foundation donors.
The Clintons are grifters. A basket of corruptibles.

If Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected President of the United States, could a reasonable person really expect that she would not then move onto grifting on national scale with the full force of the federal government ensuring that the Clintons become even more enriched at the expense of WE THE PEOPLE?

Vote accordingly on November 8.