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Of course it is…

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No conservative is surprised to discover that Trump country is far  more tolerant  than progressive enclaves anywhere.  They are supposedly knuckle-draggers,  Bible-thumpers,  white supremacists,   little Hitlers or just hopeless stupid and biased.   But in truth,  Trump supporters are largely regular joes,  ordinary American citizens who treat even awful people with courtesy and respect.   We don’t refuse to serve them food,  and we certainly don’t chase them across the street to protest.   I wonder if we have been too nice for far too long.

If you think back to the Bush/Gore election, Republican staffers dressed in slacks and button-down shirts supposedly inspired terror in Democratic operatives.   Apparently our conservative thoughts are enough to cause extreme fear in liberals.   I’m in favor of providing even more cause for their panic.   Arm yourself with logic,  reason,  and actual facts,  and laugh out loud at them when they revert to emotional thinking and start attacking you personally.    That is a clue that you are winning.

 

 

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June 27, 2018 at 3:33 pm

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When is public not public?

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The 11th Circuit court generally displays some judicial restraint and common sense,  unlike the lunatics on the 9th Circuit,  but three of the justices appear to have misplaced their tiny little brains by declaring that public streets  and sidewalks are not public spaces sometimes.

 

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February 25, 2018 at 2:05 pm

Turning off Skynyrd…

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…doesn’t make it go away,  a point David Marcus  makes quite  well when writing of customers’ reactions when a Brooklyn store played the Lynyrd Skynyrd group’s rendition of  “Sweet Home Alabama.”

Progressives have never listened to a large part of America,  and they convinced the Democratic Party that it need not listen either,  because they had ensured that changing demographics,  via legal and illegal immigration and lax or non-existent voter ID requirements meant working class voters no longer mattered.  Sure, you can turn off the voices,  but somewhere they are still speaking,  and it is not just in the Deep South or flyover country that Skynyrd is still playing somewhere.

 

 

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November 26, 2016 at 11:52 pm

Interesting hire…

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The Trump campaign has  hired David  Bossie of Citizens United fame,  who has been investigating the Clintons since the 1990’s,  and must have a very large dirt file on all their scandals.   I seem to recall that Hillary has promised to  overturn the Citizens United ruling,  because the only super-PACs she wants are those in her corner.

 

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

September 2, 2016 at 8:17 pm

Dems at war with you…

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Hillary is already playing the vote-for-me-because-I-have-a-vagina card,  but in the general election,  expect her to go into the full-blown rhetoric about the Republican  “war on women.”    Yet it is the Democrats who are at war  with Americans.

They have arrogantly,  and I would argue,  extra-constitutionally,  forced us to acquire healthcare they choose,  to purchase cars we don’t like,  to accept foreigners who may or may not be terrorists into our communities and to pay for their care.    They are trying to kill the First Amendment because they can not tolerate ideas and thus speech which they disagree with.   They are trying harder than ever to eliminate the First Amendment and by so doing,  make us all subjects instead of citizens.

In response,  I have dug my tasteful “Gun-Free Zone” sign out of my utility room and will carry it around with me,  offering it to anyone who thinks more gun control is the proper answer to anything.  I’ve had that sign for many years,  and no one has ever accepted it,  which gives me the opportunity to call them hypocrites to their faces.   I have a concealed carry permit and I use it,  as do many people I know.   I accept the responsibility which comes with exercising my Second Amendment rights,  which means that I will protect not only my family and my home,  but also anyone around me who is in danger from a threat.   Many of those who don’t want you and me to legally possess a firearm,  are protected by armed security.  They are worse hypocrites.   Protect your rights,  or you will lose them!

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December 19, 2015 at 10:09 am

If freedom is more powerful…

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…than fear,  why did His Oneness promote taking away our Second Amendment freedoms in his speech,  which wasn’t much of a speech,  since it devoted most of its length to lecturing Americans on our shortcomings,  and telling everyone all the things he had no intention of doing in order to defeat the enemy he will not name?

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December 8, 2015 at 10:12 am

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At the U.N., for the U.N.

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I was out when His Oneness was chairing the U.N. Security Council and speechifying,  but Jonah Goldberg has  saved me  the trouble of watching it.   I did read it,  as you can  here,

Like Jonah,  I found the speech uninspiring as a call to action.   As noted,  His Oneness has evolved a tiny bit,  to where ISIS might have some religious component,  and the U.S. might upon occasion be somewhat exceptional,  except  when it isn’t.   He took his now-obligatory   shot at Israel.   The Ace of Spades has a long,  but very  worthwhile post  on the speech.

I’m afraid my only thought when I saw a shot of him speaking at the U.N. was that he was comfortable in that cesspool of corruption and incompetence.  That is the sort of place he belongs in.

UPDATE:  Joseph Curl was  much less  kind.

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September 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm

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