Saturday, September 10, 2016

Hillary "Rallies" At Parade To Inflate Crowd Size


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Venezuela Still A Socialist Paradise


Fluffisms From James Joseph

1. Fluffy is not just charting the course of lesser resistance, but charting the course of lesser resistance is part of the recipe.  James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

2. Fluffy is not synonymous with pseudo-intellectualism, but pseudo-intellectualism is part of the recipe. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

3. Fluffy is not synonymous with pseudo-sophistication, but pseudo-sophistication is part of the recipe. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

4. Fluffy is not synonymous with moral superiority, but moral superiority is part of the recipe. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

5. Fluffy is not merely superficiality over substance, but superficiality over substance is part of the recipe. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

6. Humans generally balance sentiment and reason. The fluffy mind automatically rejects reason for sentiment. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

7. Fluffy per se is not trendy, it is a long-term pattern. Fluffmeisters are however, reflexively trendy. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

8. Before Hitler conquered Europe through brute force, he conquered the hearts and minds of his countrymen with a steady barrage of fluff. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

9. My first crisis of perspective hit in late adolescence when I realized that not everyone shared my passion for truth. Soon I would learn that veriphiles are a distinct minority. Years later, that discovery still frustrates me. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

10. Forget all those fancy personality tests. Do you really have to answer 20 questions to find out if you are introverted? The only important variable is comfort vs. truth and yes, the fluffy will cluster at the comfort pole. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

11. Fluff follows fear, most often fear of disapproval. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

12. The problem with rooting for the underdog is that usually the underdog has attained his status from sloth, bad habits, and failure to prepare. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

13. Social development is a fancy term for popularity. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

14. Capitalism is humanity's greatest social institution. Capitalism abolishes famine. It allows its poorest citizens to live more comfortably than yesterday's kings and queens. For that matter it allows house pets to receive better health care than foregone aristocracies. It makes poor nations rich so long as they stay the course. No other system, organization or institution does a better job of helping more people most of the time than capitalism.

Unfortunately, capitalism has one glaring weakness, one elephantine Achilles Heel. Capitalism cannot render itself fluffy. Thus, capitalism will never be embraced by fluffy minds. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

15.  Capitalism's grossest failure is the journalistic industry. The profession is premised on integrity, courage and pertinence. Despite show biz salaries and a competitive marketplace, the industry fails to deliver any of these things. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

16. Journalists are the seraphim of fluff. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

17. Laziness is a universal  media bias. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

18. Bias against complexity--usually resulting in simplism rather than simplicity--is a universal   media bias. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

19. Bias against resistance is a universal media bias. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

20.  Bias for consensus is a universal media bias. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

21. The difference between simple and simplistic is the difference between wisdom and folly. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

22. An oversized heart does not compensate for a lazy brain. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

23. A politician ignorant of the rudiments of economics is as dangerous as a jet pilot unaware of the law of gravity. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

24. Eclecticism is the only enemy of religion. Persecution, discrimination, oppression, illiteracy, literacy, war and famine served to make religion stronger. Even the much-vaulted secularism could never empty the churches. But when people work and mingle with people of many faiths or zero faith or sporadic faith and they do not necessarily find virtue correlating with certain spiritual brand names...religion as we once knew it is forever diminished. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

25. The bias against corporal punishment is not rational and it is not high-minded or morally superior but it is fluffy. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

26. The silliest proclamation in this age of nonsense is "I don't judge anyone." From the time we look up from our crib until the time we look out from our deathbed, we are assessing, evaluating, comparing and contrasting everyone we see and hear. Only the dead have stopped judging. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

27. She said with no hint of irony that gay people have high rates of depression, drug abuse, and suicide. I said that was unfortunate and probably avoidable but I challenged the idea of referring to suicidal depressives as "gay." It was a frustrating evening. I was called intolerant, old fashioned and a person whose name you would recognize, flat out called me a bigot.  I might have won the semantic battle but I lost the room in the process. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

28. Semantics cannot be fluffy. Thus, semantics is a woefully unpopular subject. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

29. If you want to learn psychology, study economics. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

30. Fluffy eclipses matters great and small, universal and parochial, abstract and concrete. Politicians love monetary inflation because it makes citizens feel rich even as their wealth shrinks. Yes, the fluffy mind endorses fiat currency even if he doesn't understand it. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

31. As surely as capitalism will be rejected by fluffy minds, collectivism in all its myriad labels will be embraced by fluffmeisters. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

32. Collectivism is collectivism is collectivism. Communism, Nazism, Fascism, Socialism, et al, are brand names of suicide pills with a common active ingredient. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

33. Madison Avenue is not fluffy but they peddle fluff like a Goldstein selling hams at Easter. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

34. Fluff never sleeps. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

35.. Should you want to assemble an army of thugs, bullies, tyrants and larcenists, recruit people who frequently use the words 'fair' and 'fairness'. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

36. Bureaucracy is inherently fluffy in its inception, its implementation, and its evolution. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

37. Richard Nixon was America's first opinion poll president.

38. If through some tweak of fate, America starting worshiping Greek gods, Zeus and Aphrodite and Apollo would be upstaged by Mallow, the goddess of fluff. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

39. Socially-sanctioned cliches are the lifeblood of fluff. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

40.  The inventive fluffmeister can transform cliches into chants and chants into slogans. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

41 Better:When an idea is rejected or discredited, the fluffy mind does not modify the idea, it changes the  label. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

42. Fluff enhances ardor by silencing doubt. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

43. Never, ever, underestimate the zeal of the fluffy. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

44: Spend time on a college campus these days and it is hard to imagine that academics, steeped in the wisdom of the ages, once provided an anchor against intellectual trendiness and overt silliness. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

45. Favoritism is the grandfather of all isms. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

46. . Fluffy people curse the candles. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

47. Fascism did not die with Mussolini. No, it wrapped itself in velvet and lives happily ever after. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

48. Before challenging dumb, we must first conquer numb. James Joseph, "The Fluffy Manifesto"

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Trump Transcript Of A Grand Slam Speech in North Carolina


- SEPTEMBER 06, 2016 -


Thank you. It’s great to be back in North Carolina.
In 62 days, we are going to win this state – and we are going to win the White House.
This is our chance to end years of injustice, corruption and betrayal.
This is our chance to solve all of the problems that have gone unsolved for so many years.
For how long have people been saying Washington is broken and controlled by special interests?
This is the year we can finally fix it.
That’s because change has to come from outside of our broken and corrupt system.
We will never fix our rigged system by relying on the people who rigged it in the first place.
We will never solve our problems by relying on the politicians who created our problems.
So to every American who has been waiting for real change, your wait is over – your moment of liberation is at hand. A vote for Trump is a vote to restore Democracy, to heal our economy, and to bring millions of jobs back into every forgotten stretch of this country.
The change will begin my first day in office.
First, we are going to eliminate every unconstitutional executive order and restore the rule of law to our land.
Then, we are going to begin implementing plans for construction of a wall along our southern border. This will keep out the violent cartels and gangs, as well as their drugs that are poisoning our youth.
But that’s just the beginning.
I am going to ask Congress to send me a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Under Senate rules, that bill can be passed with 51 votes – meaning a Republican Congress and a Republican President can save Americans from this disaster in a single afternoon.
It’s going to be a very busy first day.
I am going to instruct the Department of State to immediately suspend the Syrian refugee resettlement program and develop plans for the construction of a safe zone in the region. My opponent wants a 550% increase in Syrian refugees. She is running to be America’s Angela Merkel.
I am also going to notify all countries that refuse to take back dangerous illegal immigrants who have committed crimes in this country that they will lose access to our visa programs if they continue to do so. This is the measure that is called for under current law, and I will enforce it. The Secretary of State is required to take this action, but Hillary Clinton refused to do so – resulting in thousands of criminal aliens being released into U.S. communities.
Furthermore, I will direct every agency in government to begin identifying all wasteful job-killing regulations and they are going to be removed – this will include lifting the restrictions on American energy.
I will also notify our NAFTA partners of my intention to renegotiate the deal, and will withdraw from the TPP before it can be ratified. We are going to bring these jobs back to North Carolina.
Hillary Clinton supported NAFTA, she supported China’s entry into the World Trade Organization, and she supported the TPP. She just does whatever her donors tell her to do.
In a Trump Administration, we will negotiate trade deals on behalf of American workers – not on behalf of global corporations.
We will work to ensure farmers in North Carolina have the tools they need to thrive at home and compete on a level playing field in foreign markets – and that means negotiating fair trade deals that put America First.
Crucially, I am also going to convene my top generals and give them a simple instruction: they will have 30 days to submit to the Oval Office a plan for defeating ISIS. Any nation who shares in this goal will be our friend in this mission.
For years, we have been caught up in endless wars and conflicts under the leadership of failed politicians and a failed foreign policy establishment in Washington D.C. The same people who made every wrong decision in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Egypt, China and Russia are the same people who are advising Hillary Clinton.
I am proud instead to have the support of our war fighting generals, active duty military officers, and top military experts who know how to win – and know how to keep us out of endless war. Today, 88 retired U.S. generals and admirals signed a letter of endorsement.
That’s one of the biggest differences between me and Hillary Clinton. She favors what has been called military adventurism – rushing to invade countries, displacing millions of families, then inviting the refugees into our country – creating power vacuums filled by terrorist groups like ISIS.
I believe in a foreign policy based on our national interests that focuses on American security and regional stability – instead of using our military to create Democracies in countries with no Democratic history.
We will work to form partnerships overseas based on a long-term strategy of defeating Radical Islamic Terrorism.
We will first have to reverse the damage inflicted by Hillary Clinton – her legacy of failure in the Middle East, Russia and Asia has made Americans less safe than ever before.
As part of our plan to avoid and prevent foreign conflicts, we are going to rebuild our depleted military. This is the ultimate deterrent.
We will be guided by those three famous words: Peace Through Strength.
I will ask Congress to eliminate the defense sequester and immediately re-invest in our military. Right now, we have the smallest air force since 1947, the smallest army since 1939, and one of the smallest Navy’s since 1917.
Like the Cold War, we also need to fight this battle by collecting intelligence and then protecting our classified secrets. Hillary Clinton has taught us all how much of a problem we have with cyber-security.
We can’t have someone in the Oval Office who doesn’t understand the meaning of the word confidential.
The new revelations about Hillary Clinton from the just-released FBI documents make more clear than ever that she fails to meet the minimum standard for running for public office. If she applied for a low-level job at the State Department today she couldn’t even get a security clearance.
Her conduct is disqualifying.
Let’s run through what we discovered in those FBI documents. It’s important, and we’re hoping Matt Lauer will ask about it on Wednesday night at the Townhall.
It’s clear from the FBI report that Hillary Clinton lied about her handling of confidential information. She repeatedly told the country that she understood the classified system, then she told the FBI she didn’t understand that the letter “C” meant confidential in the documents she emailed.
On 39 separate occasions she said she couldn’t recall details about her mishandling of classified information, and she couldn’t even name one step she took to make sure foreign hackers couldn’t get into her server. Keep in mind, that her insecure emails included emails about the drone program.
It’s also clear from the FBI report that Hillary Clinton and her top aides knowingly destroyed evidence and covered-up their actions. After her private server was revealed last March, her staff deleted all the emails and wiped it clean using a software designed to prevent any recovery, called BleachBit.
They used hammers to destroy phones so they couldn’t be turned over later – and by the way, who uses 12 different phones in 4 years? The only people who use that many phones are usually involved in very, very shady activity.
People who have nothing to hide don’t smash phones with hammers. People who have nothing to hide don’t bleach their emails, or destroy evidence to keep it from being publicly archived as required under federal law.
Hillary Clinton failed to turn over thousands of documents, then tried to shield her criminal conduct by having her chief-of-staff declare herself to be Hillary Clinton’s private attorney.
Hillary and her top aides told the FBI and others in related lawsuits that they couldn’t recall or remember key facts hundreds of different times – and that’s in addition to the guy who set up the server pleading the 5th.
No one takes all the risks Hillary Clinton took unless they are trying to cover up massive crimes.
Hillary Clinton was using the State Department to dole out special favors and access to her friends and donors.
It’s called pay-for-play.
One example of pay-for-play is what the Clinton’s did in Haiti. Let me stop here for a second and say how much we love and appreciate the Haitian-American community in Florida and across our country. We send our prayers to the many still suffering in Haiti from the earthquake.
But while Haiti has suffered, the Clintons and their pals have cashed in.
Bill and Hillary’s brothers have signed housing deals in Haiti, and one wound up on the board of a gold mining company.
Clinton Foundation donors have seen the Clintons pave the way for their investments.
In one deal, Hillary Clinton set aside environmental and labor rules to help a South Korean company with a record of violating workers’ rights set up what amounts to a sweat shop in Haiti. The facility has produced only a fraction of the jobs it promised and faces reports of wage theft.
People are asking: where did all the money go?
This November, it is up to the American people to stop the Clintons from raiding America the way they have raided so many other people and places.
One of the groups in America that have been harmed the most by Hillary Clinton’s policies are African-Americans. She sees them only as votes, not as people worthy of a better future.
Many African-Americans have succeeded so greatly in this country, we will honor and protect their achievements. That includes lowering taxes for our small business owners to fifteen percent.
But millions of African-Americans in our inner cities remain trapped in poverty, joblessness and failing schools.
The Democratic Party has run the inner cities for fifty, sixty, seventy years and more.
4 in 10 African-American children in poverty, including 45% of those under the age of six.
58% of African-American youth are not working.
2,900 people have been shot in Chicago since the beginning of the year.
Nationwide, African-Americans are nearly 60% of the murder victims under the age of 22.
This is a national crisis – and anybody who fails to understand that is not fit to seek the Presidency of the United States.
To those suffering in crime and poverty, I say: give Donald J. Trump a chance. What do you have to lose by embracing our platform of change? We are going to bring back your jobs, rebuild your cities, and give parents and students school choice. I will never, ever, ever take you for granted.
We are going to push a new Civil Rights agenda. We believe every American has the right to a safe community, a great education and government that protects their jobs.
This weekend, I had the honor to join a church service in Detroit at the Great Faith Ministries International with the amazing Bishop Wayne Jackson. It was an incredible and deeply moving experience.
I will fight for Detroit, for Chicago, for Baltimore, and for every neglected part of this nation – and I will fight to bring us all together as One American People.
Let me quote the same passage from the Bible I read on Saturday, from 1 John 4: “No one has ever seen God; but, if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”
Imagine what we our country could accomplish if we started working together as One People, under One God, saluting One Flag.
It is time to break with the bitter failures of the past, and to embrace a New American Future.
In this future, we will respect the dignity of all Americans – and that means great jobs, great schools, and great neighborhoods.
We will keep our children safe – which requires secure borders, a strong military, and supporting law enforcement.
Jobs will return, prosperity will rise, and new factories will come rushing back to our shores.
Government corruption will end – and the State Department will answer to the voters, not Hillary Clinton’s donors.
Republicans are the Party of Abraham Lincoln and, come November 8th, we will once again have a government of, by and for the people.
We Will Make America Proud Again.
We Will Make America Strong Again.
We Will Make America Safe Again.
And Will Make America Great Again.
Thank you, and God Bless!

The Flight 93 Election

This is a long, thoughtful essay by someone I never heard of. It is thought provoking and yes, alarmist.

2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees.
Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances.
To ordinary conservative ears, this sounds histrionic. The stakes can’t be that high because they are never that high—except perhaps in the pages of Gibbon. Conservative intellectuals will insist that there has been no “end of history” and that all human outcomes are still possible. They will even—as Charles Kesler does—admit that America is in “crisis.” But how great is the crisis? Can things really be so bad if eight years of Obama can be followed by eight more of Hillary, and yet Constitutionalist conservatives can still reasonably hope for a restoration of our cherished ideals? Cruz in 2024!

Monday, September 5, 2016

LOL, CNN Blurs Good Samaritan's Trump Shirt


If There Isn't A Racist Right Wing Conspiracy, Hillary Will Invent One.

I immerse myself in the blogosphere and until Hillary made mention of it, I had never heard of alt-right. It sounded like something from the early nineties when newsgroups and the Internet were pretty much the same thing. I am certain there was an alt.politics.right or something close to it but I missed out on that.

I found an interesting link that tries to explain alt-right. Whereas I sort of agree with the writer's analysis, I would phrase things differently. I am of the strong belief that there is no such thing as a right wing, in the sense that there is such a thing as a left wing.

All Leftists can be described accurately in two words: Authoritarian elitists. The right wing is used to classify a myriad of philosophies opposed to authoritarian elitism. The right wing is diverse, so diverse as to have no static or general meaning. Linear geometry is deceptive in describing these things.

Authoritarian elitism, or Leftism, would describe the Communists, the Maoists, the Nazis, jihadists, the European Union and the American bureaucratic state. Each of these has a core membership that endorses its own superiority which justifies its ultimate authoritarianism. The resistance--any and all who oppose the Leftist establishment--cannot be so easily described in two words.

Donald Trump does not equal Ron Paul does not equal Mike Medved does not equal Jed Babbin does not equal Jerry Falwell, Jr...We could go on all day. Let's shift our attention to the Leftist media. ABC = NBC = CBS=NPR=fill in the blank. The biases are identical. Their verbiage is identical. Overnight, illegal aliens become immigrants and every journalist follows suit. Unanimity of perspective on matters great and small. That is the Left.

Leftists project their own viewpoint on the resistance. If theirs is an echo chamber, then their perceived right wing must also be an echo chamber. They cannot conceive of anything other than a vast chorus singing from the same hymnal. Projection.

Leftists are predictable and they dutifully adopt the cookie cutter opinions handed down from on high. The resistance knows the Left but the Left does not know the resistance. They do not care to know the resistance. They might be interested in a quote that could be taken out of context but Media Matters or Right Wing Watch can provide them so why bother listening to one's social inferiors?

Both the Left and the Resistance view the other through their own distorted lens. The Left is a thought collective. They don't mind being told exactly what to think and specifically how to express Left-sanctioned ideas. They are largely dependent on cliches and slogans handed down from on high. Anyone who does not use their approved slogans is labeled a racist or a bigot.

Leftists believe members of the Resistance are as goose steppy as their own comrades. Rush Limbaugh assigns talking points in a manner similar to the "New York Times". They cannot comprehend that there is no "paper of record" for the Resistance to parrot.  The collective cannot recognize individuals. They can only see a counter-collective.

The Resistance similarly sees the Left in their own image. The Resistance believes in facts and they wrongly believe that Leftists can be swayed with facts. Over the past eight years we have independently and collectively (shuddering to use that term) demonstrated that this administration is the most corrupt and abusive and destructive in history. We have made the case that this administration has consistently placed foreign interests ahead of American interests.

We have shown that gun proliferation advances public safety, that global warming had to be rebooted and relabeled because there was enough warming, and that most Americans have fared poorly under Obama. The facts might be on our side but ask Marcia Clark or Christopher Darden how much facts mean to a Leftist jury. A cheesy rhyme and the drum beat of racism were as wave upon wave to the prosecution's sand castle.

The Resistance is pitted against a dream team of diversion and a largely post-factual jury. Meanwhile, Hillary searches for a Mark Fuhrman. He isn't out there. We don't have any Bull Connor/George Wallace/ Lester Maddox/Robert Byrd types on our side.

Hillary might be frail and forgetful (at least when talking to the FBI) but she can still fabricate with the best of them. The race card worked for OJ. Maybe it will work for Hillary too.