"Words! Words! Words!" Thus spoke that gloomy and, at that moment, exasperated Dane. I feel his pain every time I read a newspaper or a political blog. So I have been cheered up by Mr. Peter Skurkis in The American Thinker today because he has intimated that perhaps one result of the overwhelming Republican victory 'over there' will be an assault on vile, sly 'lib-speak'. For example, he has noticed recent articles using the term 'pro-abortion' instead of the more cuddly 'pro-choice'. He hopes that the even more cuddly term, 'gay' will be replaced by the accurate word 'homosexual'. And finally, he urges a reverse in the confusing use of 'red/blue' to designate the political colour of states or parties in the USA. Everywhere else in the world, 'red' is associated with the Left and 'blue' with the Right. This confusing reversal was the work of a Democrat party hack in the 2000 election and was deployed to soften their image amongst potentially Right-wing electors.
Once again 'The Kraut' hits the nail: In his latest column, Charles Krauthammer analyses the errors into which the Democrat party didn't so much fall as march into with bands playing! Led by their silly noses, probably by so-called 'smart Alecs' with political science degrees and careers in polling companies, they deliberately aimed their campaign at specific ethnic and social groups. Trump, on the other hand, eschewed that tactic and kept talking to and at the generality of 'the American people'. He won, she lost, 'nuff said!
Meanwhile the (proposed) mother of my babies says much the same: I refer, of course, to Ms. Janet Daley and I should stress that it is my proposal that she bear my babies to which, rather surprisingly, I have received no answer! Anyway, in The Telegraph today she says much the same as 'The Kraut' but applies it to British politics. Well worth reading.
A proper British gent:
And today, that epitome of what it means to be a British gentleman, Mr. (surely soon to be 'Sir'!) Lewis Hamilton, must win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and seize the World Championship from that dastardly Hun! However, he must do it properly, that is, he must drive the Hun off the track and wreck his car. That's the sort of spirit that gained us an empire! ADDITIONAL: Hamilton won the race but lost the Championship. Obviously, it was all a devilish, cunning Hunnish plot, just like the EU!
A trumpet call for Trump: Normally I avoid agitprop from whichever direction it comes, and I'm not too sure how truthful some of this is but, hell, it's not often you see pro-Trump stuff so it makes a change:
Someone asked a woman how she could vote for Trump given that he was a “misogynist, a racist and a bigot”. Here is her answer:
Because I use my head to research and find out what candidates really are, not what the media wants me to think.
Because Donald Trump has more women in executive and managerial positions than any comparable company, which tells me he is not a misogynist.
Because he pays these women the same or more than their male counterparts, which tells me looks for capacity and skills in people, not color, gender or race.
Because he fought the West Palm Beach City Council to be able to open his newly purchased club, so he could include blacks and Jews as members, who had been banned until then. This tells me he's not a racist.
Because he has raised wonderful children who have turned out to be outstanding, hard working and compassionate adults. He must be doing something right.
Because his economic plans makes sense, are conservative in nature, and I vote based of what is best for my family, my friends and my country.
Because everybody, the left and the right are afraid of him, the media is trying to destroy his image, and even foreign governments are voicing their opinions, so he must be doing something right. Clean house maybe?
Because I want a Supreme Court that will uphold the Constitution, not behave as minions of the administration. I have had enough with judges who are more like political activists than law enforcers.
Because I fear for my family’s safety if the current trend of not confronting blatant terrorism continues – which is a threat to our way of life.
Because I am fed up with the rampant corruption of this administration. Accountability in government is paramount, and as this administration has demonstrated, it is a foreign concept to them.
Because I am fed up with the political correctness gone wild, and because Trump is not afraid to say what everybody thinks but does not dare to say. A thug is a thug, regardless of color, and that's it.
Because it is about time someone puts America's interests ahead of other countries.
Because I know he recognizes & embraces America's exceptionalism, and will not tour the World apologizing for who we are. That tells me he is a patriot.
Because, unlike HRC, he has actually held a job, worked hard and achieved success.
And last, but not least, because I am more offended by what Hillary does than by what Trump says.
Über Umdrehung! That means 'about turn' in German but mein Gott, vot is goink on? Apparently, The Sunday Express is reporting that 'Mutti' Merkel has changed her mind and has now issued orders for the forced repatriation of at least 100,000 immigrants. They would be from the million or so she invited in
free, gratis and for nothing a couple of years ago. This, of course, is the sort of superior, sophisticated policy-making that is, according to certain people, so very much more superior to anything us thick Brits could manage. Of course, it might have something to do with the fact that 'Mutti' has decided to run again as Chancellor despite her party sinking in the polls faster than the battleship Bismarck mostly because of her stupid 'open door' policy. Anyone know the German for 'you couldn't make it up'?
It takes one to know one: I am obliged to Tim Worstall for pointing me towards a pile of 'brown stuff' in 'The Graun' produced by Richard Gott who has written an obit on that mass murderer Fidel Castro. You will recall, I trust, that Mr. Gott was once, back in the day, in receipt of KGB money so in this case the corpse and the obit writer are as one! Against my better instincts I have provided a link but I must warn you that copious sick-bags are essential!
No more rumbles today