Friday, May 12, 2017
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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Friday, May 5, 2017
During FBI Director James Comey's latest appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Lindsey Graham needled him about prosecuting Clinton Email leaks by stemming from First Lady/Senator/Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's aide de camp Huma Abedin to her estranged and publicly shamed husband Anthony Weiner (a.k.a. Carlos Danger) .
Benito Juarez was the President of Mexico who resisted the French Occupation of Mexico, overthrew the Second Mexican Empire and restored the Constitutional Republic.
The reason people celebrate Cinco de Mayo is the unlikely victory of Mexican troops over French forces in the battle of Puebla. Many people north of the border confuse Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Independence Day, which is actually commemorated on September 16th.
For many Americans Cinco de Mayo is an excuse to party. Nationally, it is now the third biggest bar night of the year. But considering the way we celebrate and the general ignorance about El Día de la Batalla de Puebla, maybe it's better to consider it the Revenge of the Fifth.
The success of the Star Wars Day has been phenomenal since its inception in 2011. In fact several minor league baseball teams wear special Star Wars inspired uniforms to mark the ersatz holiday. One never knows where people can see Storm Troopers strutting about.
Some people want to extend it from "May the Fourth Be With You" to "Revenge of the Fifth". Of course, this conflicts with Cinco de Mayo. And this year Star Wars Day was the day before the "Run for the Roses" at Churchill Downs, which usually is associated with many mint juleps.
Thus it might be prudent to revel in Revenge of the Fifth by succumbing to the Dark Side.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
It should be noted the Heritage President Ex Senator Jim De Mint (R-SC was ousted by the Heritage Foundation's 22 member Board of Trustees after leading the conservative think tank for nearly four and a half years.
De Mint was skeptical about Heritage Action, a 501(c)(4) influencing branch of Heritage run by Mike Needham. It was said that De Mint did not want to throw control of the think tank. to 30 something political operatives with no policy experience. Ironically, the official spin from Heritage on parting ways with De Mint is that he was making the think tank too political.
The Heritage Foundation's letter announcing the change cited alleged mis-management and communication issues for precipitating De Mint's "resignation". De Mint retorted:
"The public statement released earlier is puzzling given that the Board of Trustees have praised our work for four years and approved performance bonuses for our entire management team each year for a job well done."
Some have speculated that De Mint had been too outspoken in favor of Donald Trump, which alienated GOP Establishment elements in the organization. Heritage Foundation Board member Mickey Edwards (and former Congressman from R-OK 5th) noted:
“When DeMint went in, Heritage became very political. It changed from a highly respected think tank to just a partisan tool and more ideological — more of a tea party organization than a think tank.”
Heritage Foundation founder Ed Feulner has agreed to again take the reins of the think tank as interim President while a leadership search is conducted.
|Heritage Foundation founder Ed Feulner|
There is talk that De Mint may soon find a spot within the Trump Administration. That seems much more credible than the rumor (or joke from Fox New's Chris Wallace) that Steve Bannon will become Heritage Foundation President.
|Ex House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX 26)|
Nevertheless, Capitol Hill conservatives need not be afraid of adversity in the District of Calamity, but they must find ways to solve problems lest a short stint at being the majority be their real Heritage.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
All those years of building an image of being a working class hero seems to have been all a conceit.
With such a dodgey work history, one wonders who's really "The Boss" at the Springsteen household.
Well, at least let's hope that Bruce doesn't try to compensate by buying Nordstrom's $425 fake work jeans with the simulated mud coating.
Recent polling has shown that just over half (55%) of American Millennials believe that communism was or is still a problem. In addition, only 37% of them have a very unfavorable view of communism compared to 57% of the rest of Americans. Furthermore, 64% of these Millennials say that they agree with the Marxist mantra: "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs".
It should be noted that the same millennial class show a remarkable lack of knowledge about infamous and ruthless communists like Mao Zedung, Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin, Karl Marx and Cuban revolutionary Che Gueverra (the latter must just be a stylish T-shirt icon) No wonder many deride the ideologically indoctrinated university students students as young skulls full of mush.
Such astounding ignorance and inclination to "lean forward" must make progressive professors at UC Berkeley and the ilk to party like it's October 1917.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
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Friday, April 28, 2017
The University of California Berkeley, the self proclaimed home of the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s, has proven itself to be anything but that of late. In February 2017, riots broke out to prevent Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking on campus. Conservative campus activist David Horowitz was forced to cancel in early April 2017 because of strictures placed upon organizers for security.
Ann Coulter was slated to speak on April 27th but UC Berkeley Administration officials cancelled Ann Coulter from speaking. The Young Americas Foundation and Berkeley College Republicans filed suit against the University of California Berkeley and University of California system Chancellor Janet Napolitano detailing how the academicians created de facto limitations on free speech and engaged in viewpoint discrimination.
Nonetheless, organizers supposedly withdrew their invitation for Ann Coulter to speak. There is some controversy over that because the organizers claim that the University never gave them the room or hall for the event. However, the polemicist used that premise to cancel her appearance on campus despite Ms. Coulter's prior protestations. Sadly, the heckler's veto triumphed, even though Coulter and the College Republicans was solidly within Free Speech rights.
Even though Ann Coulter was a no-show at Berkeley, riot police still had to prepare for violence from both antifa elements and clashing counter-protesters.