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La Raza on the Bench

Typical Trump at Work: Handling La Raza

Here’s how an intelligent man handles things: Faced with a judge who is a member of a racist movement, the intelligent client has his lawyers bury the court in objections regarding the judge’s fitness to preside over a case involving a political lightning rod. This especially, when the lightning drawn is from the race the racist judge hails from. Then the intelligent man lets the court of public opinion create the firestorm surrounding such a judge. If nothing else, such an approach creates an environment favorable to an appeal.

But what did Trump do? He accused the judge presiding over his case of being “unfair” (the favored word of crybabies everywhere) because he is a Mexican. What can the Donald do before people realize he lacks the capacity for reason and considered action? He mentioned the judge’s affiliation with La Raza, an organization that refers to white Americans as “the enemy”, as an indirect aside. He didn’t name the organization. Trump has said something stupid every day of this election cycle. But this one, coming on the heels of his peevish press conference, will pretty much screw the pooch where normal, thinking voters are concerned.

The Donald Does Have a Point

Still, despite Trumps complete inability to communicate on an adult level, he is right about one thing. Imagine, if you will, a staunchly protestant merchant who is being sued for poor services or shady dealing. He learns that the judge provides legal advise and pro bono representation to Sinn Fein and the IRA. While the man would be smart not to complain about the judge’s religion or where he was born, a plaintiff would be fully justified in questioning the judge’s objectivity based on the judges own actions. The judge’s actions are his alone, they weren’t foisted on him by his parents and they aren’t a geographic accident of birth. The actions show how the judge thinks.

Such is the case with Gonzalo Curiel. Anyone who represents controversy where the Hispanic community is concerned would be smart object to a presiding judge who actively supports La Raza no matter what the jurist’s race might be.

Is He REALLY This Incompetent?

I am forced to wonder, as I have in the past, if Trump isn’t being stupid on purpose. Clearly, he never heard the word “no” as a child. He was never required by his parents to treat anyone with the least respect. He grew up to be an ill-mannered hot head with a penchant for circus. But is that all that is at work here? Could anyone be this repeatedly ham-handed in comporting himself in the public eye?

It should come as a surprise to no one that within days of each announced pledge to be more presidential – there have been three – he would set a new low in rhetorical ineptitude. The result, by his own ignorance or design, will be four more years of Democrat control of DC. Looking at the state of the economy and our social fabric now, it isn’t a stretch to say the American Experiment cannot withstand four such years.

And so, once again, the elements are coming together to create another loss for the Republicans in an election they should have won in a walk.

I’ll say this, I give the Trump kids’ nannies or mothers a lot of credit. Those offspring didn’t acquire their poise and erudition from their father. If anything, he made their upbringing more difficult.

Hope Springs Eternal

Fortunately, we do have an alternative. He isn’t the prefect alternative. But he is a far more superior choice than Trump or Clinton. He has as much a chance of swaying thinking people (almost 60% of the electorate) to his side as the other two.

I am of course referring to Gary Johnson. Oh, I know! I know! He’s wouldn’t have been my first choice either. But compared to the other two wing nuts, he’s the best choice.

I am certain he will do things in office that will piss me off. And yes, he can come off as a bit geeky. Fortunately, unlike the millions of rubes presently singing the praises of Clinton and Trump, I am not a single issue voter. Nor am I the type of voter who puts faith in people no matter how crooked or inept they are.

Johnson is a successful two-term governor, backed up by a governor (Weld) as his running mate. He intends to take a wrecking ball to the federal budget. He isn’t my cup of tea on military issues, but there is no way congress will let him pull back in the way he would like us to. He will fight a war, declared by congress, if the US is attacked or our interests endangered (Now there’s a refreshing change. For more on this see my book.)

The most important qualities I see in Johnson are his apparent integrity and normal ego. There is no evidence he’s committed serial felonies, as BJ Bill’s wife has. We know he doesn’t base his decisions on who likes him and is “fair” to him, as does Trump. And as a bonus, Johnson can form a coherent sentence and present an argument that goes beyond “believe me” or “big time folks, big time”.

To be certain, Johnson wouldn’t have said a judge was no good because he was Mexican.

I’ll talk more about Johnson soon.

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Trump is Right About Clinton and the Media!

In a previous post, I blasted Donald Trump and his childish tantrum at his last press conference. I have never witnessed such a display of petty girlishness in all my life. I mean, I’ve seen adults behaving like total idiots, feeling sorry for themselves and lashing out in an immature way. But I have never seen that in a leading candidate for the Oval Office. But being utterly devoid of an argument, Trump does the only thing he knows how to do, hurl middle school insults and vapid, ill-considered phrases.

That said, he hit one nail right on the head. The press does have its head up its own ass when it comes to the ethical application of its trade.

Yesterday, I listened as Brit Hume, a journalist I respect, miss the mark completely in what he considers the upshot of the Trump debacle. He basically recounted Trump had said he would donate $1 million to a veteran’s charity (that was true). A reporter, followed up on that promise last week. That reporter found out there was no donation made. The Trump campaign’s reaction seemed to indicate more damage control than action and rushed a few donations out. This sent the press into a feeding frenzy.

When reacting to Trumps embarrassing petulance, Hume said quite heatedly, “He made a claim…and a reporter followed up on it; asked questions. It’s what we do!” But Hume is only theoretically correct. The reporter DID have every right to ask a tough question about the veterans donation claims Trump has been boasting about since the debate he skipped.

BUT, when you compare the media’s vociferous pursuit of a donation not being completed by a date certain, to the ginger, almost frightened way most have handled Trump’s opponent, you must agree with Trump’s basic premise, if not his silly antics.

The fact is Hillary has given reporters concrete reasons to ask a simple battery of questions over and over again until they get answers from her. Just a short list includes Benghazi, the illegal server, the Clinton Foundation and the canvassing for donations from foreign entities and foreign governments (which include North Korea for chrissake! You can’t make this up!) There is a stinking pile of criminal activity and incompetence at work here. But you would think the only thing the American media smells is a bit of administrative difficulty on Clinton’s part.

It is long overdue that the media start to treat BJ Bill’s wife the way they treat every republican. That includes FOX News. FOX is bending over backward to try to prove they don’t have an editorial bias. They don’t want anyone to say they are mean.

There are exceptions, of course. James Rosen and Katherine Herridge are pretty thorough. But, if the wider media give Clinton the same weight of concern they demonstrated with Trump this week, Rosen and Herridge should be pushing out the lead story, Clinton’s criminality, every night until the felon leaves the race.

Compare a donation getting blown off for a few months to people killed by Clinton’s incompetence.  Or compare it to tens of millions of dollars of influence sold brazenly by Clinton – TO FOREIGNORS! Compare not making a charitable donation to multiple national security laws broken by Clinton to skirt congressional oversight and her own State Department.

Perspective!

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Random Thoughts: Trump, the Media, Socialism and a Gorilla

Thoughts on the Trump Press Conference

Donald Trump had an accidental moment of clear truth at his debacle of a “presser” today. He was asked, after saying that he would not attack state and local politicians who had their own constituents to answer to for not supporting him, why he attacked Governor Martinez. His answer? “She was not nice.” Not nice, by his own definition, means she didn’t endorse him. Check this out from about the 37 minute mark.

Does it bother anyone that Trump, as I have said numerous times here, makes major decisions based on who kisses his ass?

He also had it out with the media today. Does it bother anyone that from the time he got spanked by Megyn Kelly using his own words, that Trump said that the media is dishonest and as president, HE is going to fix that. How does he plan to “fix” the press? Does he plan to have a state-run media? how does the president “fix” the press? Trump is surely not equipped to fix anything with the weight of argument. He has no argument.

If he actually had a valuable, articulate, (not self-serving) point to make today, he may have come away from the press conference better in the eyes of his skeptics. As it is, he only looked good in the eyes of his cult followers. To everyone else he looked like the same professional wrestling fan he has forsworn many times before. “I will be more presidential…I will be so presidential; believe me.”

“I didn’t want the credit,” he cried repeatedly, regarding the donations to Vet groups. But, as usual, that was an out-and-out lie. His first fuss about veterans happened when he ducked a FOX debate, trying to over shadow the debate by attending a rally for vets. He did not organize the rally but has claimed credit for having done so. The rally raised $6 million dollars. He claims credit for that as well, though his presence there was with only a day or two of prior public notice. Is this part of the $6 million he claims to have raised. He gave $1 million to veterans’ charities, promised months ago, only after a newspaper called him out to keep the promise. We can call that coincidence, but we are not bound to.

ALL his work with veterans, like many politicians (can we stop saying he’s not like the others), was a cheesy attempt to make our warriors his puppets, while he polished his brand.

Some Thoughts on Recent History

This morning , Stewart Varney repeatedly banged away at the fall of Venezuela as being the result of socialism. He is right, of course. But he tempered his observation with the fact that, well, yes, oil prices have fallen in recent months. Damn it! Venezuela was rationing toilet paper when oil prices were at all time highs. That country should have been swimming in oil money and all the progress it should have spun off. But it was being run by socialists already. They had, years ago found ways to fail at the un-failable. My heart aches for the poor stupid wretches who believed then, as Sanders and Clinton want us to do now, that socialism works. It doesn’t; not even with oil propping it up. But about 50% of the people reading this believe it does. I know Sean Penn does. Cuba and Venezuela are his idea of utopia. But that’s because he is irretrievably stupid. Are you?

On Clinton

Last week the media spent a few days carefully telegraphing what they need the Clinton campaign to say in order for them to get back to their primary job of supporting a criminal socialist for president. They clearly don’t want the honest socialist.

Today, John Podesta obliged them with their talking points regarding the illegal server and criminal cover-up (Wow! These people are beneath contempt). You can expect the press to maintain the story line Podesta put out until another report surfaces reiterating what an unworthy creep she truly is. At that point, the press will “voice their concerns” again. In other words, in their reporting, they will outline the myth they believe they can carry. The Clinton campaign will respond with a new set of lies to foist on us.

Just for fun, maybe someone can investigate how many clients of the Podesta brothers (corporate and foreign governments) have paid into the skanky slush fund euphemistically known as the Clinton Foundation.

On the Gorilla

Bang!! Good shot! Somebody get that kid outta there!

Seriously, I don’t know how I feel about zoos to begin with, especially in the case of higher order animals.  And this outcome, though tragic, was a no-brainer.

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