Month: October 2016



Well, if you don’t mind the feline reference for the nether region, Taki has put up a couple of good pieces this week:

Martin Luther King, _________ Grabber.” A local school teacher said she couldn’t vote for Trump since she wouldn’t feel comfortable leaving her daughter alone in a room with him. I wonder if she’d be comfortable leaving her daughter in a room with MLK?

And, of course, Gavin McInnes couldn’t resist the opportunity to jump on the P Control wagon, logging in with this piece: “Grabbing Art by the _________,” which is a about a pro-Trump art exhibit in NYC. It’s not Gavin’s best piece, but kinda interesting. … Read the rest



I honestly don’t know what to think, but I’m predicting a big victory. I just don’t know who is going to win.

Here is my unfounded theory: The Democrats know they’re in big trouble. Here’s what we know: Their primaries had record-low turnouts; the Republican’s had record-high turnouts. Hillary’s rallies are ridiculously sparse; Trump’s rallies are sold out. Most of the polls have Hillary with a sizable lead; polls have proven unreliable because they are increasingly done to sway public opinion, not measure public opinion. More than a few experts with a good track record say Trump is going to win.

And I also know that one of my best friends, who said he would never vote for Trump, recently texted me, saying he has changed his mind.

I’m hopeful.

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One of the big stories about the Cubs is the so-called “Curse of the Billy Goat,” which occurred back in the ’40s when they turned a fan and his pet goat away because goats aren’t allowed in the ballpark. Or as hot dog vendors put it, “That’s what YOU think.”… Read the rest


Miscellaneous Rambling: Football and Politics

Ceiling. TrastevereMichigan keeps chugging along and OSU loses to Pedophile State University . . . a team Michigan beat 49-10 a few weeks ago. Time for the Michigan faithful to get cocky? Nope: the road to the playoffs still runs through Columbus.

Ceiling. TrastevereAnd besides, Michigan must still travel to East Lansing this Saturday. I found this article out of Lansing interesting for many reasons, all of which boil down to this: MSU obsessively hates UM. MSU will be ready. Indeed, I suspect part of MSU’s problems this year stems from Dantonio starting to gear his team for this meeting four weeks ago (not playing banged up players so they’ll be healthy, not revealing trick plays, not deploying certain defensive formations).

Ceiling. TrastevereEyewitness testimony of the Stop Trump agenda among the establishment: An Ohio TDE reader wrote to me yesterday morning: “At Cleveland IX center. My sister has really wanted to go see him. He has a ton of energy, it was 3rd event of day. Note crowd size and consider: late announcement of rally, local media barely mentioned beforehand, and Ohio GOP isn’t doing much to help.” He then linked to this tweet.

Ceiling. TrastevereGood stuff: “Here’s The 30 Seconds After The Last Debate That CNN Would Rather You Didn’t See.” Excerpt: “So when the CNN focus group was asked ‘did this debate help anyone make up their mind or … Read the rest



An Establishment in Panic. What do people do, Buchanan asks, when the establishment rigs the system? They rebel, and that’s why the establishment is panicking, now that Trump is pointing out that the establishment is corrupting the voting system in order to prevent an outsider from crashing their cabal.

By suggesting he might not accept the results of a “rigged election” Trump is committing an unpardonable sin. But this new cult, this devotion to a new holy trinity of diversity, democracy and equality, is of recent vintage and has shallow roots.

For none of the three — diversity, equality, democracy — is to be found in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers or the Pledge of Allegiance. In the pledge, we are a republic.

When Ben Franklin, emerging from the Philadelphia convention, was asked by a woman what kind of government they had created, he answered, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Among many in the silent majority, Clintonian democracy is not an improvement upon the old republic; it is the corruption of it.

Consider: Six months ago, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the Clinton bundler, announced that by executive action he would convert 200,000 convicted felons into eligible voters by November.

If that is democracy, many will say, to hell with it.

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Another must-read from this week: The Cave Man Versus the Borg Queen. Excerpt:

Trump knows that men can be dogs because he has for decades been one. He knows that businessmen will take whatever advantage the law allows them because he has done so. He’s aware that foreign relations rest on strength and self-assertion, not happy talk and children’s scrawls of rainbow-pooping unicorns. He’s the sin-hammered face we see in the mirror each day, when we peer through our own deceptions and make an examination of conscience. And it isn’t pretty. We’d rather look at some shiny, man-made idol.

Hillary Clinton is the flawless mechanical goddess of a newborn pagan religion. She’s the Witch-Queen of Narnia, dispensing endless boxes of delicious Turkish Delight that makes us so very sleepy. In her dream world, if we can believe it, politicians can take tens of millions of dollars from dictatorships like Saudi Arabia that torture rape victims for the “crime” of adultery, but not be tainted by it. They can be trusted to delete tens of thousands of emails from illegal private servers holding national security secrets, because why would the leaders of our democracy lie to us? Isn’t that a cynical, ugly thing to think? It’s in our interest to think happy thoughts instead.

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