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Since Everyone Else is Already Thinking About '16…

Alright, the speculation for 2016 has already started.  Pretty pointless because anyone who peaks now will be out of the race by the New Year.  But since were already engaging in the mental masturbation, there is a chance for me to impart some of my limitless wisdom on the arguments now shaping up.

First, everybody put their egos back in their pockets.  I keep hearing people over react to the prospect of a Paul, Bush or Romney.  Do the Republican Party a favor; tout who you think it should be. Don’t tell us who should not be nominated.  We have such propensity for shaping the argument for the opposition.  “Eeeeeew!  Not Bush!  We’ve had enough Bushes.”  “Eeeew!  Not Romney.  He only knows how to lose!”  Instead, don’t pretend these guys came down with the last drop of rain and at the same time, promote your guy.  My guy is Jindal.  He is by far the most underrated, under appreciated player on the field today.  He’s got executive experience and knows what he’s talking about.

Second, celebrate a strong field of recognizable names and punish severely the first one of them that seriously damages a Republican opponent.  We have so much to dump on the Democrats that any 10 Republicans can debate all night on 100 points, makes gains for themselves and never utter a single ill word toward another Republican.  But this will take vigilance on our part.  When I say punish, I mean when they get done bashing another Republican, we take to the web and talk shows until that guy couldn’t run for dog catcher.  Our candidates should fear us as much as the government should fear their citizenry.  Sadly neither entity is very scared of us right now because they know we (all of us in both parties) have had our heads up our asses since Reagan.  So let’s pull out heads out and exercise a bit of discipline for a year or two, eh?

Next, avoid small ball.  (You better sit down my Christian friends.  This will give you vapors.)  By small ball I mean all those things that subset politicians use to make you think they really give a shit about your single-issue narrow-mindedness.  Prayer in school, the ten commandments in front of Jerkwater city hall, American flags in HOA developments, gay marriage, Hollywood…these are drags to winning BIG in the general election.  Shame your mayors and governors and state and local legislatures into dealing with those issues.  That’s their job.  When national politicians jump on those band wagons, you are being played.  That applies to all of them. Yes, even (brace yourself) Ted Cruz.  I love the guy.  I want him to run as well.  He’s the shit, to put it in Navy terms.  But he doesn’t give a rat’s ass about any of the things I just listed. He pretends to now and then.  But he is smart and he is a pragmatist.  He knows that if he is to make a difference and really nail his name in the pages of history, it won’t because he help Henry Overalls fly his VFW flag on his apartment balcony.  It will be because he kept this gargantuan monster we call the US government from sliding over a fiscal cliff, and then he butchered the monster.

So think big and sting the other guy with your worst venom.  Push fiscal conservatism, promote your Republican, get behind the nominee, then flay his Democratic opponent.  That’s how you win general elections.

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Do You Want to WIN This Month? Well, Do you?!?!

Let’s Start With Assumptions.

I’m going out on a limb and assuming that republican women take their voting franchise more seriously than men.   So I will address the men here.
I am further assuming you want to know what it takes to sweep the midterms and create a different political environment.
Well, then, I tell you the secret…

Turn out!!!!!!!

Don’t be a lame ass.  Don’t skip the polls on the way to work by convincing yourself the democracy will collapse if you are not at you desk at 0630.  Hell, Valerie Jarrett’s puppet hasn’t been at his desk in six years.  We’re still afloat – barely.  And don’t tell yourself that there might be a line at the polls in the evening.  Hell, most of those reading this have as much as a month to actually vote.  So do it!
But why should you, really?
Well, do you want to stop the IRS from being used as a weapon against political enemies?  TURN OUT!  Sure the Republicans could do it too.  But they don’t know the post election surprise we are cooking up.  Neither do you, although the more astute among you may have figured it out.
Do you want to smack the State Department whole hand in the side of the head and REALLY prevent another Benghazi?  TURN OUT!
Do you want to track down and imprison the people who got Brian Terry killed by running guns to Mexico to create a political narrative?  TURN OUT!
Do you want to shut down travel from West Africa?  TURN OUT!
Do you want to shut down the Department of Education?  They haven’t educated a single child or done anything any state can do.  In fact, everything they touch turns to shit.  TURN OUT!
Do you want to shut down the Jarrett Administration?  TURN OUT!
Do you want to see ISIS treated like the dogs shit they are?  TURN OUT!
Do you want to see the senate actually vote on something of significance and find out just how many surviving dems will actually vote for a Republican initiative and not go home to their voters and explain why they chose to keep Obamacare alive?   TURN OUT!
For that matter, do you want to see Obamacare replaced by tort reform and interstate, competitive insurance as opposed to crony capitalist insurance? TURN OUT!
D you want to stop worthless, stupid, race-baiting, sissy-boy punks from standing in front of polling places with clubs?  TURN OUT!  That’s correct.  To the members of the New Black Panthers; you are 
worthless, stupid, race-baiting, sissy-boy punks!
I could go on all night.  If you want to see all the garbage I just outlined continue, then by all means, be pussies and stay home.  But if any of the above rings a bell, put on your big boy pants and vote.
I can hear it already.  Some of you will say that I am just mean and that isn’t doing anyone any good.  We must be affirming and uplifting in order to get out the vote.  Well, I feel your pain.  And I have given the a lot of thought.  My carefully considered response to you is…SHUT UP!!!!!!
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What People Really, Really Want.

Isn’t organized religion a handy contrivance?  There isn’t anything that you can say, not a single phrase you can mutter that can’t be tied into a phrase or idea in any grand holy book.  At the end of this article is a link.  For those entrepreneurs studying for the religion business, this link is a very poor example of how to structure your sermons.  It’s rather pathetic in terms of even religious symbolism.  If you want a high-calibre, self-serving sermon that’s going to make you extra relevant in the eyes of your parishioners, you might want to consult Joel Olsteen.  He’s got morons thinking they can find god on the radio for $5.95 a month.  Just a few platitude from a guy who learned his craft as his preacher Daddy’s sound man, and you too can find Jeeeeeeesus.

But the reason I included this clip at the end is because it demonstrates what people will swallow and what you can convince them of under the guise of “spiritual leadership”.  Most of the people in the “pastor’s” congregation that day knew that every word coming form his mouth was ridiculous.  A few, I’m sure, actually bought it.  There’s always a few.  But for all present, there was a reason to at least pretend they bought it.

At about 6:48 in the video, this “pastor” compares a punk and petty thief to that which is the model of perfection to Christians, the Christ figure himself.  This, he tells us, is the result of his conversation with the holy spirit.  His personal conversation that occurs because he is the guy on the podium and so much closer to the center of all existence than those to whom he speaks.  (If a word this guy said were true, you’d have to assume that the holy spirit has a serious problem communicating.) The comparisons he draws are even more stupid than the premise itself.  But, no matter, it was raw meat to those wanting to insinuate themselves into the narrative in front of the TV cameras. They wanted to be part of the hype supplied by this “pastor” and mob rat #7 and violent race baiter the “reverend” Al Sharpton.  This was a media party. This was the place, among many others, where people were getting “permission” from the charlatans to behave in any manner they wished with regard to the law and social norms.  And Al is a pro.  He has enriched himself making irresponsible accusations and encouraging hate and violence. He lacks the nads to take part in it.  But he didn’t mind seeing a Jewish shop burned down after he fired up some hate in a mob a few years back.

And even now, so many weeks after people rioted, burned shops and stole merchandise (because some punk they neither knew or cared about broke a cop’s face and ended up shot) the people of Ferguson look for any excuse the speak nonsense to power and try to provoke a confrontation with police.

There was a time when this would have been shocking.  But it is now a rather tame example of what has become the norm.

If you can convince a large groups of people in the middle east that stomping babies and beheading people because they won’t validate you and your stupid god, well then you could probably convince a few Americans to try it too.  It has already happened here.  If you can do that, then you could probably persuade your credulous followers to picket funerals and denounce soldiers because there are gay people in the military.  It follows that you could also convince people, having not a shred of evidence, that a man dying of a virus with a 50% kill rate was the result of racism.*  And if you can do all that, you can certainly use race baiting and emotional manipulation to get people to act like animals and tear their own town apart.  All you need do is pretend a worthless bully is a precious flower and spew stupid chants like, “No justice, No peace!”

Why?  Because that is what so many people want.  They WANT to be lied to.  They want to be led by the nose.  They want to feel like they are moving with the mob and are therefore more important than they once were.  They want to subjugate themselves to celebrity and call it religion.  They want to vote for political whores (statesmen require the listener to think).  They want to make as many decisions as possible based on pure emotion.  And they never want actions to have consequences.  So, when guys like mob rat #7 and the “pastor” tell them it is okay, they want to behave like mindless children.

To the looters and screamers in Ferguson, grow up. (It cannot be emphasized enough that the overwhelming majority of this cadre never knew the punk, Brown and don’t really care about him.) Learn to resent those who would separate you from the rest of society based on your skin color and join the rest of us at the grownups’ table.  Tell Shaprton, Farrakhan, et al to piss up a rope and sell their debasing shit somewhere else.

To the responsible citizens of Ferguson, I can only wish you well and assure you that eventually the others will run out of cool shit to steal and give themselves migraines screaming mindless chants.  When that day comes it will be up to you to rebuild you city.  It probably goes without saying, “no matter what your skin color” because that isn’t what makes you responsible or irresponsible.

To the rest of the country I can only suggest that you not draw the MSNBC lesson from Ferguson.  Justice doesn’t come from emotionalist rants and riots and mob mentality.  It comes from deliberative responses to crime and social ills.  By all means, monitor you police and government.  But don’t pretend you believe that the proper answer to the death of a punk is to praise the punk.  Wait until there is evidence before you decide to burn down your own neighborhood.

*”Reverend” Jesse Jackson, in a desperate bid to rebuild his own relevance blames the death of an ebola patient on racism.  But hey, he got on TV!  The collection plate and the next Rainbow Push rally should net a tidy profit.

How the “pastor” made is nephew’s funeral all about himself and other stupid stuff