Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

happy easter

Happy Easter to my handful of readers.

Most folks that do Easter posts dig around in the Bible for awesomely awesome quotes about the Resurrection and such, but I offer this quote from Ezekiel that always makes me think of my best friend who passed away this time last year:
EZEKIEL 18.5 --

"If a man is righteous and does what is lawful and right -- [if he] does not oppress any one, but restores to the debtor his pledge, commits no robbery, gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with a garment, does not lend at interest or take any increase, withholds his hand from iniquity, executes true justice between man and man, walks in my statutes, and is careful to observe my ordinances -- he is righteous , he shall surely live, says the Lord God."

Miss you, brother. Peace to any who come through here today.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Taylor Swift in a bikini = ass now included

It seems Swifty's been doin' her lunges or something 'cause she seems to have a bit more booty goin' on than usual:

taylor swift bikini ass crack

Still hiding that belly button, but the uncharacteristic coin slot is something new.

taylor swift bikini ass

Hanging out with her model friend seems to be transferring some welcome sauciness to Swifty. No complaints here.

So what now and other thoughts

So with all the states Donald Trump won today, according to what pundits were predicting before the results came in, it looks like Trump needs to pick up about 63% of the remaining delegates to avoid a brokered convention later this year.

That may not be an unreasonable expectation. Though some of the races were close today, if you use Florida as a template -- combining Rubio and Cruz' vote totals would not have overtaken Trump's vote totals. So Rubio dropping out may not swing things toward Cruz who now stands as the primary competition to Trump. Kasich is an arrogant fool and he won't drop out even though he doesn't stand a snowball's chance in hell of overtaking Trump. So he'll just f*ck things up for Cruz in the long run.

Like I said in the post below, I won't vote Trump in the general election, so it's looking more likely I'll be sitting this Presidential election out. First one since 1976.


Brit Hume was on FOX saying that Trump was the only one who read the electorate correctly this election cycle. That may be true, but not in the way Hume thinks in my opinion.

I've always considered Democratic voters to be flock-like -- they'd vote for the Devil himself if that was the candidate presented to them by the party and media. They seem to simply vote for whomever is anointed "The One" in any particular election cycle.

Dem pundits and commentators like to mock the diversity in the Republican party as a source of weakness, but I've always thought that was our strength -- we are not monolithic in our thinking. We have strident conservatives, compassionate conservatives, conservative/libertarian blends and full-on libertarians and so on within the party. I've always felt that showed that we were thinkers about policy and leadership and not simply lemmings who pulled whatever lever we were told to pull.

Apparently I was wrong. If the voting results thus far are any indication -- nearly 40% of voting Republicans are little more than bumper-sticker voters. They don't think beyond the shallowest sound bite or talking point when making a decision on whom to vote for. As we've seen these last months, the case against Trump is so damning and voluminous that it defies explanation why any rational thinking voter would waste a moment's energy considering this fool for the Presidency. And yet he wins state after state by solid margins.

I can understand foolish and ignorant millennials voting for Bernie Sanders. But a state full of seniors who should know better voting for Trump? Or a state full of military personnel doing the same after he called a former President a war criminal? WTF?!

We republicans screamed as Obama filled his administration with unvetted czars. And yet 40% of the voters are perfectly willing to allow Trump, who isn't even a conservative, to do the same. Where is the rationale in that thinking?

Are you old enough to remember the days of The Ugly American? An image of 1950/60's Americans as arrogant, entitled asses who felt that they were superior to the rest of the world because of their wealth and country of origin? Boorish, vulgar cretins who disdained people of other countries as lesser beings? You really want to put someone in the White House to represent us to the rest of the world that is the 21st century embodiment of that atrocious image?

Put on a trucker cap, spout childish slogans, threaten anyone who disagrees with you . . . and 40% of republican voters are jumping to cast a vote for you.

Disgusting. Rubio is right. There's going to be a reckoning coming for those who've abandoned conservative principles to back Trump. I hope it comes in time to save our country from disaster.

Today could be interesting

Mini Super Tuesday is off and running. While Kasich is generally expected to win Ohio, it is Florida that everyone is watching.

With a whopping 99 delegates at stake in a winner-take-all race, the polls show Trump with a commanding lead over Marco Rubio with one poll showing a 22 point deficit for Rubio.

I find that a bit amazing as earlier polls said that Rubio had a huge lead in the early voting which is quite extensive here. Marco was on television this morning telling one local newscaster that he believed the polls were way off base and said there was going to be a lot of explaining going on after he wins the state.

For obvious reasons, I want to see Rubio win Florida and keep those delegates away from Trump. But I would also like to see some life shot back into Rubio's campaign. While I wouldn't have a problem voting for Cruz in the general election, as I've pointed out repeatedly, the only candidate that beats Hillary in every poll is Rubio. This campaign of character assassination against him being carried out by conservatives simply baffles me. It could cost Republicans the White House in what should be a gimme election.


And just briefly, in the Donald Trump buys supporters department -- we're now seeing that the supposedly genuine and moral Dr. Ben Carson bewildering endorsement of Trump may have to do with Trump promising Carson a position in his administration if elected. Color me shocked . . . shocked I say.

All you Trump voters -- you're supposed to be voting against crony capitalism, politicians that say one thing then do another once elected, etc. Remember?

Huh. Well, I've got to tell you . . . I'm fairly astounded. With about 2/3's of the precincts reporting, Trump is over 46% in Florida with Rubio lagging badly at about 26%. I really don't get it. Marco has said he'll go on if he loses Florida, but after taking a pasting like this, I don't see what the point would be.

Guess we'll have to see how things look at the end of the night.

And one more thing -- Rubio has complained loud and long about the media's endless Trump exposure and the unfair advantage is has given him. Well, someone crunched the numbers and they're pretty stunning:

Donald trump gets unfair advantage in media coverage

Hard to compete against a guy getting 10 times the media coverage for free. just sayin'