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RING-A-DING-DING! & DOOBY-DOOBY-DOO! -In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Francis Albert Sinatra [born 12-DEC-1915], Friend In The Ether Pundette has set up a website, SINATRA CENTENARY, where she'll be celebrating for all of 2015. And Mark Steyn is doing his own list: Sinatra Song of the Century.

The Tell-Tale Beating Heart – The Latest #PPFA Video

19 August 2015 @ 14:35

From Breitbart News, Austen Ruse reporting:

Holly O’Donnell and her Planned Parenthood colleague were harvesting organs that day at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, a mega-clinic in San Jose, California that has an annual budget of $100 million or 10 percent of the national organization.

O’Donnell, who turned whistleblower after leaving StemExpress, said the child was the most fully developed she had seen up to that point. She describes in great detail how the newly aborted boy was rinsed off and prepared for dissection.

Her colleague called her over and, according to O’Donnell, said, “Hey Holly, come over here, I want you to see something kind of cool, kind of neat.” O’Donnell said she was flabbergasted to see “…the most gestated fetus and closest thing to a baby I’ve seen.”

Her colleague then took an instrument and “tapped the heart and it starts beating.”

O’Donnell says, “I am sitting here looking at this fetus and it’s heart is beating and I don’t know what to think.” She said she didn’t know if the child was alive or dead but “it had a face. It wasn’t completely torn up. Its nose was very pronounced. It had eyelids and its mouth was pronounced.”

The medical technician said the child was so intact that they could “procure a lot from it. We’re going to procure a brain.” The tech told O’Donnell they would need to “go through the face.” The medical tech took scissors and cut through the child’s lower jaw up through the mouth. O’Donnell was directed to cut the rest of the way through “the middle of the face.”

“I can’t even describe what that feels like,” said O’Donnell. O’Donnell had to take the boy’s remains and put him in a bio-hazard container and “then I realized I was the only person ever to hold that baby.”

“That was the moment I realized I couldn’t work for [StemExpress] any more,” she said.

That was the moment Miss O’Donnell rejoined and embraced Humanity again.

With this latest revelation of the horrors being committed by Planned Parenthood and companies associated with it, there is no excuse for not prosecuting and shutting-down this modern version of the Nazi Syndicate that built and maintained the gas chambers of the Concentration Camps.

That child’s heart will not stop ringing in our ears until Abortion is ended.

Let it forever torment, with it’s incessant beating, those who take and murder Innocent Children and who do not Repent.

SIDENOTE: There are some Pro-Life people out there who have been condemning Miss O’Donnell. Let me remind them, as CathNealon does, that Saint Paul persecuted Christians and had them murdered. That this once-depraved woman has courageously stepped forward to bear witness should be praised and celebrated.

The Left will scorn her, heap many calumnies and bloodly libels against her and it is our Duty, if we dare call ourselves Virtuous, to fight back against them and, more importantly, provide her aid and comfort, open up our hearts to her.

Bob Recommends: Larwyn’s Linx – Classified Clinton Emails Grow To 305 by @DirectorBlue

18 August 2015 @ 19:02

Doug Ross @ Journal: Larwyn’s Linx: Classified Clinton emails grow to 305.

Dispatch From The Land Of Make-Believe

18 August 2015 @ 10:52

From Mark Steyn:

…Trump has — ta-da! – a policy paper:

1. A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.

2. A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.

3. A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans.

In other words, as every functioning society understood until two generations ago, immigration has to benefit the people who are already here. Government owes a duty to its own citizens before those of the rest of the planet — no matter how cuddly and loveable they might be. The fact that it is necessary to state the obvious and that no “viable” “mainstream” candidate from either party is willing to state it is testament to how deformed contemporary western politics is….

Deformed as seen through the Funhouse Mirror of Sur-Reality.

I know I’ve stated it many times before, but: the Western World has gone absolutely and totally Mad — bonkers, nuts, cuckoo for Coca Puffs, screwy Louie, loopy, etc..

What explains it?

Was The West destined to reach this state?

These are two questions that have been on my mind for half a decade, at the very least.

I think I’m getting closer to an answer as I continue my research of Western Thinking.

A main factor seems to be the loss of a belief in God that kicked into gear starting with both the French and Scottish Enlightenments, picking up speed in starting in the late 19th Century with the mainstreaming of Leftist Thinking, which had, until then, been assigned to the fringes.

Mark’s next sentence is: ‘Trump may not be a “real” Republican or a “real” conservative, but most of his rivals are not “real” — period, as Carly Fiorina would say.’

Make-Believe-001fx-400wIndeed, very, very few of our politicians, the bureaucrats who carry-out their schemes, and the people who vote for them are really ‘real’. They’re living in a large-scale version of Mr. Rodgers’s Land Of Make-Believe. They’ve all emigrated to a pretend world.

The thing is: Reality is a jealous creature and, when she bites back, she’s indiscriminate and rabid. And she’s always especially angry at those of us who know better, so we get chewed-up along with the Fools and Idiots [she’s also a sister of Nemesis].

I know I’ve stated it many times before, but: A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall — and our bucket’s got a hole in it.

Delusions Of Grandeur: @JohnKerry Is Mentally Deranged

17 August 2015 @ 11:19

His pander is a slander against all of us, especially the Cubans in Exile, who believe that Communism is an Evil that must be fought everywhere it lives.

From John Forbes Kerry’s speech at the re-opening of the American Embassy in Communist Cuba:

…I applaud President Obama and President Castro both for having the courage to bring us together in the face of considerable opposition….But above all, above all, I want to pay tribute to the people of Cuba and to the Cuban American community in the United States. Jose Marti once said that “everything that divides men…is a sin against humanity.” Clearly, the events of the past – the harsh words, the provocative and retaliatory actions, the human tragedies – all have been a source of deep division that has diminished our common humanity. There have been too many days of sacrifice and sorrow; too many decades of suspicion and fear. That is why I am heartened by the many on both sides of the Straits who – whether because of family ties or a simple desire to replace anger with something more productive – have endorsed this search for a better path.

We have begun to move down that path without any illusions about how difficult it may be. But we are each confident in our intentions, confident in the contacts that we have made, and pleased with the friendships that we have begun to forge.

And we are certain that the time is now to reach out to one another, as two peoples who are no longer enemies or rivals, but neighbors – time to unfurl our flags, raise them up, and let the world know that we wish each other well.

I’m coming around to the opinion [diagnosis] that JFK believes in the offal he’s endlessly spewing in his drone-like logorrhea.

This is sorry excuse for a man [who provided aid and comfort to the Communist Vietnamese, and by extension The Soviet Union and Red China and who had a major conflict of interest going in his negotiations with Muslim Iran] is nothing but a Useful Idiot for Tyrants the world over.

Kerry is also merely an Apparatchik of the Left. It’s rather obvious to anyone who has watched him in action for a while that he is no Mastermind. He’s actually quite Stupid – a moronic Moron [if you will].

But, perhaps, this is why he works so well with ‘Barack Hussein Obama’, who, himself, is not one of the guiding puppet-masters of the Left.

The-Jarrett-Junto-001f-275x166These two are merely frontispieces for people like Valerie Jarrett and the two Davids, Axelrod and Plouffe.

‘Obama’ and Kerry are also united in their Derangement, their delirious and crackpot Madness.

Of course, even the Leftist Masterminds of The Jarrett Junto are Mad, but at least they possess some intelligence – as demented as it may be.

A grand Insanity has gripped this nation since 2008 and it led us to the point where we stand on the precipice of Annihilation.

God have Mercy on our Souls.

[Tip of the fedora to Mark Levin for bringing JFK’s remarks to my attention.]

Is That Treason I Smell?

16 August 2015 @ 20:15

From Buzzpo, we learn [tip of the fedora to Tabitha Bliss][worth quoting in full]:

In 2009, John Kerry’s daughter, Dr. Vanessa Bradford Kerry, married an Iranian physician named Dr. Brian Vale Nahed.

Recent reports have revealed who the Best Man at the ceremony was, and it’s someone pretty concerning.

According to the Conservative Post, Mohammad Javad Zarif served as Best Man when the Secretary of State’s daughter married the Iranian doctor.

Fast forward six years and Zarif is the current minister of foreign affairs and served as Kerry’s chief counterpart in the nuclear deal negotiations with Iran.

Things that make you go: ‘Investigate the bastard’.

The-Jarrett-Junto-001f-275x166Of course, this whole bloody Administration is filled with Fellow Travellers, Apparatchiks, and Masterminds who betray us with nearly every action they take.

Never in American History — not even in the days when FDR’s Administration was riddled with Communists and their sympathizers — has there been so much Treason within our national government.

Somewhere in the Afterlife, George III is laughing a revengeful laugh at us.

Good: @SarahPalinUSA Rips The Vile @EWErickson A New One

15 August 2015 @ 19:07

Erick Erickson is a coarse, , despicable, repellant, and repulsive whoreson — a bastard among bastards.  A self-centered vulgarian, he aspires to be respected by The Conservative Beautiful People and be accepted into their ranks, where he would be a supplicating toadyish weasel.

His behavior is loathsome; his actions pitiable; his integrity non-extant.

Erickson is the consummate boorish fool, a budding lapdog, a common streetwalker.

Sarah Palin has his number [tip of the fedora to Weasel Zippers via the lovely and very perceptive Tabitha Bliss][photo mine]:

Erick Erickson,

Profile shot of Erick Erickson.

Profile shot of Erick Erickson.

Today a friend forwarded your apology for mocking my family – again – and in answer to your point, yes, I do remember people taking repeated potshots at my family, friends, and supporters (many of whom politely pointed out to you and your staffers that the sleazy photoshopped picture you ran of me was indeed fake, but were dismissed and mocked repeatedly for doing so.) Also, in your summary of our interactions, you forgot to mention things like your public comparison of me to L. Ron Hubbard (and not in a way that would make Tom Cruise proud). Apparently you’ve forgotten your other indiscretions, including elevating your staffer, Mr. Wolf, who has been trashing my daughter and entire family on Twitter for days now. Adult males like y’all are just delightful to work with in that GOP machine. Since your man there appears to be your go-to-guy when you want to diss me or my family, try telling him that your organization’s gleeful perpetuation of your problems involving taking unwarranted shots at various conservatives makes it almost silly to take seriously your after-you’ve-been-busted apologies. But thanks for suggesting one anyway today; it’s accepted.

And since we’re clearing the air here, you need to make peace with Mr. Trump and Dr. Carson, whom you also delight in besmirching. They are obviously very sharp, successful, courageous men who certainly did not draw first blood in the battles you picked with them. Do it, so we may have a strong, positive, uncensored primary to elect the strongest nominee to assure there is no “third term” for Barack Obama. And just so you know going forward, a mama grizzly is always going to defend her cubs – especially from a Wolf.

– Sarah Palin

PS: By the way, Erick, it’s August. Why don’t you chill out while Donald Trump brings 24 million people to watch Republican debates, when these debates are full of talented, well-spoken individuals advocating beautifully for our shared values?

Riiiip! Zing!

Why anyone continues to take this Narcissistic charlatan seriously is beyond me.

Bob Recommends: (Love Is) The Tender Trap – #Sinatra Song of the Century #57 by @MarkSteynOnline

15 August 2015 @ 18:25

(Love Is) The Tender Trap: Sinatra Song of the Century #57 :: SteynOnline.

Bob Recommends: #Sinatra Centenary #38 – It’s just too very very… by @Pundette

15 August 2015 @ 18:24

Sinatra Centenary: #38: It’s just too very very.

Bob Recommends: #Sinatra Centenary #39 – From Bing to Ring-a-Ding Ding! by @Pundette

15 August 2015 @ 18:23

Sinatra Centenary: #39: From Bing to Ring-a-Ding Ding!.

Bob Recommends: Frank #Sinatra: In the Cool, Cool, Cool, of the Evening by @MsEBL

15 August 2015 @ 18:21

EBL: Frank Sinatra: In the Cool, Cool, Cool, of the Evening.

Sinatra 100th: The Best Performances – 22-20

14 August 2015 @ 21:15

Sinatra100th-Logo-009-250gxRing-A-Ding-Ding, everybody!

Here at TCOTS, we’re celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday by counting down what I think are his 100 best performances on Vinyl and CD. All of the songs on the List have been released on either one or both mediums. Interspersed with the countdown will be Honorable Mentions that didn’t make the List and a countdown of what I think are his best albums.

Francis Albert will be your pilot and Bobby Bell your navigator.

So sit back easy in your easy chair, fasten your seatbelts, and let’s take-off in the blue…

22 — Nice ‘N’ Easy

Music & Lyrics: Lew Spence, Marilyn and Alan Bergman
Recorded: 13 April 1960
From the album Nice ‘N’ Easy

Like The Best Is Yet To Come, which will be a part of the best yet to come, this performance is sizzling with the of promise of sensuality.  Of course, we learn from this recording that Frank likes to hold his horses because he’s such an upstanding citizen, don’t ya know.

21 — I’m A Fool To Want You [1951]

Music & Lyrics: Jack Wolf, Joel. S. Herron, Frank Sinatra
Recorded: 27 March 1951
Released as a Single; included in the compilation albums The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, The Best Of The Columbia Years 1943-1952 [4-CD], Sinatra Sings His Greatest Hits CD.

If you want to try to begin to understand what Frank’s relationship with Ava Gardner was like, this first recording of this song is the place to begin [Nelson Riddle: ‘It was Ava who taught him how to sing a torch song. That’s how he learned. She was the greatest love of his life and he lost her.’].

I rate it higher than the version he did on Where Are You?, because, despite the lush and fitting string arrangement there, Frank is just raw and bleeding inside here. As Mark Steyn so brilliantly describes it: it ‘was one of the bleakest, most harrowing, most exposed performances in the Sinatra oeuvre’.

Goddamn brilliant.

20 —TIE

The Song Is You [1958]

Music & Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern
Recorded: 09 December 1958
From the album Come Dance With Me

This ain’t the more grand, the more lush version Frank recorded in 1947 [#59].  This is the version you swing and dance to at a happenin’ party.

If someone ever asks you what Sinatra means when he describes something as ‘mothery’, play them this recording.

Let us turn again to some dead-on insight from Mark Steyn:

Which is the real Sinatra “Song Is You”? The tender, vulnerable, delicate Axel Stordahl arrangement? Or the ring-a-ding-dingin’ Billy May? Answer: Both. Two sides of the same man – and the same song. And, in fact, those two arrangements define what a standard is: You can do it soft and legato, or brassy and jumpin’. There’s no correct way, other than what the performer hears in it: in that sense, the song is you. But it’s worth listening to those two takes side by side. Sometimes there’s a definitive ballad treatment of a standard, and sometimes there’s a definitive up-tempo treatment of a standard, and sometimes they’re by the same guy: Frank Sinatra, a man who did more than anyone to establish the very concept of the standard song.

That’s why he is the only Chairman Of The Board.

Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me

Music & Lyrics: Ted Koehler, Rube Bloom
Recorded: 30 April 1953
Released as a Single; included in the compilation albums This Is Sinatra, This Is Sinatra 1953-1957 [UK CD], and The Complete Capitol Singles; also as a bonus track on a Where Are You CD.

From the same recording session that brought us I’ve Got The World On A String, this performance follows on the other [more on that one in a few weeks] in announcing that Francis Albert has risen from the rubble and is ready to swing the world.

Classic Blues, Classic Sinatra — what a combo…

See you next Friday as we head-off again to Bobsville.

Don’t forget to also keep checking out
Pundette’s Sinatra 100 countdown,
Ms Evi’s Sinatra Celebration,
& Mark Steyn’s Sinatra Songs Of The Century.
It’s a swingin’ world.

If you’re having trouble tracking down any of the performances on this List, contact me at Robert[dot]Belvedere[at]gmail[dot]com and I might be able to help you.

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‘Dunked In S–t’: If A Conservative Republican Wins The Presidency

14 August 2015 @ 14:27

If someone like a Edward ‘Ted’ Cruz wins the Presidency, methinks Mike Hendrix will be proven a prophet:

But even if a Cruz got nominated–and he won’t, and we all know that too–what good do you think he’s going to be able to do against a diseased, bloated, warped bureaucracy as entrenched, as interwoven into the fabric of our national existence, as ours is? Do you really think a president Cruz will manage to eliminate even a single federal bureaucracy, no matter how redundant, irrelevant, useless, or destructive it might be? If you do, you’re dreaming.

He won’t even be able to cut the budget of the Department of the Study of Investigating the Feasibility of Providing The Hammerheaded Golden-Crested Bullfinch (currently Endangered) with Solar Panels for their Nests. He’ll maybe decrease the annual increase of their budget by about a seventh of a fifth of one percent, amounting in real dollars to exactly a buck three-eighty-five, and there will be bloody Hell raised in the press and elsewhere over even that much. Protests will be held. The rent-a-mobs defending the precious Constitutional rights of the Hammerheaded Golden-Crested Bullfinch (currently Endangered) may even come to blows. There may be looting.

Then the Republicrats will quietly leave that item out of the budget, assuming they even bother to pass one that year in the first place, and everyone will dash off to the next Crucially Vitally Critically Important Crisis, and the chin-pullers, tongue-waggers, and pud-pounders in the Serious You Guys Press will blibber pedantically on about how we must all Take These Numbers Seriously. And the Hammerheaded Golden-Crested Bullfinches (currently Endangered) will get the solar panels for their nests, which won’t work out quite as well as expected because it will turn out they live in holes in the ground instead of nests, much to everyone’s gobsmacked surprise–except for a handful of true scientists who had been trying to warn us all along, but who had been dismissed and derided as crackpot Nest Deniers in the paid employ of Big Whatever.

And that will require the establishment of a new federal department to determine how exactly we managed to get it so wrong, and where the 82 billion dollars went, and just who is responsible for all this. Yes, there will be televised hearings, which will continue on in perpetuity without ever reaching a single solid conclusion anyone can understand.

So, in short, yeah. Trump ain’t gonna fix any of this. Neither is anybody else, no matter how Seriously™ we all take whoever the empty-suit crook propped up before us for our election-night approbation might be. Fixing it requires a whole bunch of killing and suffering and deprivation and general chaotic awfulness, none of which guarantees that it will in fact be fixed, none of which any sane person really wants. In fact, if human history is any guide, it would probably only get worse. And it’s unlikely that a populace as coddled, cossetted, and pussified as ours is would ever rise up to break the shackles chaining them to ESPN, triple-mocha lattes, and DVR porn in their satellite-ready automobiles anyway. Might as well enjoy the sight of a few Ruling Class con artists getting dunked in shit in the meantime, that’s what I think.

If Mike’s site, Cold Fury, is not a regular stop on your travels through The Ether then that just ain’t right.

I left this comment on his post…

If and who I vote for in the 2016 Presidential Election will not depend on his plans for ‘fixing’ things domestically.

I agree with you, Mike, that, as far as the national government is concerned, the patient is terminal. That is why I advocate we concentrate our efforts at Restoring Freedom and Ordered Liberty at the local, county, and state level.

However, in Foreign and National Security Affairs, a President can still make a real difference, so, if I end up voting in the 2016 Presidential Election, it will be for someone who understands the real external threats to America, such as Islam, Fascist Russia, Red China. I would only support someone who wants to attempt to reinstate a Pax Americana based on Right Reason, discarding such foolishness as ‘nation-building’.

Domestically, any President who is not a Traitor will find his hands tightly tied. Whatever hope their is for a Restoration internally lies solely with us, The Remnant.

OUTLAW.

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The Trump Phenomenon: @SimpsonReport And @MarkSteynOnline Understand

14 August 2015 @ 14:10

In a post several days ago, I praised Sen. Edward ‘Ted’ Cruz for the way he is handling The Trump Phenomenon, writing, in part:

But, most importantly, [Senator Cruz’s treatment is] called ‘showing deserved respect to the millions of people who find Mr. Trump’s candor refreshing’.

There’s a damn good reason many people are drawn to Donald Trump’s Campaign: they’re frustrated, ‘have had it up to here’, with the BS being spouted by Lame Republicans and Mincing Conservatives, who are afraid of offending the obnoxious, insulting, and annoying Left and who are, frankly, pussies — weakling Quislings.

To these Americans, Trump is truly a breath of fresh air.

—Cindy Simpson understands this, but is, rightly, worried about the way [what I call] ‘The Conservative Beautiful People’ are handling the situation:

While some political analysts have been worrying about whether The Donald might go rogue against the establishment — run third party and thereby split the GOP — we should also be concerned that some conservative commentators may be helping to drive that wedge. Not because of their predictions of Trump’s ultimate loss of the GOP nomination (which are probably correct) or their legitimate criticism of him, but for the bashing of his supporters — which in some instances has taken on tones of outright banishment.

When it comes to the Trump phenomenon, instead of conservatives “standing athwart history yelling stop,” some now seem to be standing athwart the throng of Trump supporters yelling: “Go away!”

Indeed. Many of those we don’t normally consider Lame or Mincing seem to be showing a snobby side of their conservative character.

Miss. [Mrs.?] Simpson provides a good number of examples. Let me cite two of them:

Dave Swindle.* When I participated in a short exchange with Swindle about the repercussions of calling fellow Republicans “slobbering,” he answered: “GOP can forge a winning coalition without digging through bottom of the barrel for naive, easily manipulated stupid people.”

I suppose has Swindle been around in the late 1970’s, he would have written the same thing about the Reagan Democrats, who had voted for Jimmy Carter.

And…

Perhaps the most curious example is the brilliant writing of NRO’s Kevin Williamson, who in a recent column described Trump fans as “daft followers,” “engaged in the political version of masturbation: sterile, fruitless self-indulgence” and “Trumpkins — the intellectually and morally stunted Oompa Loompas who have rallied to the candidacy of this grotesque charlatan.”

Williamson is, indeed, quite the writer, but he has always been a haughty, touchy priss, prone to have a very dismissive attitude to those very few who do not meet his Elitist standards. One gets the feeling often that he is talking-down to us. It’s too bad as he is a rather perceptive fellow – there’s no reason for him to act like a, pardon the English vulgarity, little shit.

Cindy Simpson is dead solid perfect when she remarks:

…I have argued instead that a winning strategy would not ignore but take advantage of the fire Trump has lit under voters’ feet. But for conservative pundits to try to douse it and then wink and nod toward the nearest exit may be disastrous.

So would be making a martyr out of Trump.

Also: Trump seems to be bringing a good number of young people to taking an interest in the electing of our next President, people who, up until now, have not been very much interested in concerning themselves with such matters.

Isn’t this what we want? Isn’t this part of the message Mark Levin is trying to get across with his new book, Plunder And Deceit?

Please do take the time to click here and read her full post.

—Mark Steyn certainly understands [and the always insightfully honest Mike Hendrix agrees]:

…I’ve had a ton of mail objecting to my “support” of Donald Trump which we’ll try to run some of it in the days ahead. But, for the record, I’m not “supporting” him. …the Republican nominating process has failed in the last two cycles, and thus, five months before any actual votes are cast, watching someone disrupt a racket that can use all the disruption it can get is hugely enjoyable. I mean, he’s touched the third, fourth, fifth and every other live rail in American politics, insulting Hispanics, veterans, menstruating women — and the more juice that shoots through him the stronger he gets. He’s discarded every convention of American politics, which, given that it’s the conventions of American politics that have made us the brokest nation in history, is something to be cheered. He’s the richest guy in the race, but he’s not spending a dime — because while the single-digit candidates kiss up to the big donors and blow through a fortune on the usual tedious “I was born the son of a mailman” ads — Trump is sucking up all the airtime between commercial breaks for free. He’s making a mockery of the consultant class, and what’s not to enjoy about that? For as long as it lasts.

Exactly.

Mark concludes:

…Maybe [Trump will] need more Mexicans to work in all those Planned Parenthood clinics he’s planning to fund, or to secure all those Arabian oil fields he’ll be seizing circa February 2017. Or maybe he’ll just say something else off the top of his head. But for now he’s the guy talking about the critical issue in less dishonest terms than anybody else, and he’s a lot more fun than George Pataki so why not let him run around a while longer? And, as Ann Coulter says to the other candidates, if you don’t like Trump, steal his issue. Argue him off the stage. Take him down with the mighty firepower of your superior intellect and your sturdy rock-ribbed conservative principles. Miss Coulter has often damned establishment Republicans as “girly-boys”, but even she must be bemused by grown “men” so desperate to be rid of Trump that they stampede for Megyn Kelly’s Tampax as the only weapon to hand.

I have my problems with Miss Coulter, but she is right on the Donald’s money here. And Senator Cruz is seeking to do just this — although, to be fair, he has always talked about these issues.

—It’s at times like these that I despair for the future of our efforts to Restore Freedom and Ordered Liberty, but then I realize that the Jonah Goldbergs, the Kevin Williamsons, the Stephen Kruisers, etc. are not, and never have been, the kind of people we True Patriots would ever get behind, would ever respect as Leaders of of our War Against Tyranny. They think they are, but we ultimately know better when we emerge into the sober light of Common Sense.

—I am reminded of these remarks by Ronald Reagan, delivered at CPAC in 1977:

And let me say so there can be no mistakes as to what I mean: The New Republican Party I envision will not be, and cannot, be one limited to the country club-big business image that, for reasons both fair and unfair, it is burdened with today. The New Republican Party I am speaking about is going to have room for the man and the woman in the factories, for the farmer, for the cop on the beat and the millions of Americans who may never have thought of joining our party before, but whose interests coincide with those represented by principled Republicanism. If we are to attract more working men and women of this country, we will do so not by simply “making room” for them, but by making certain they have a say in what goes on in the party. The Democratic Party turned its back on the majority of social conservatives during the 1960s. The New Republican Party of the late ’70s and ’80s must welcome them, seek them out, enlist them, not only as rank-and-file members but as leaders and as candidates.

The Conservative Beautiful People would turn their soft backs on those whose interests coincide with the Conservative Philosophy. They’re just as stupid and foolish as the Establishment Republicans Mr. Reagan was railing against back then were.

Time to leave them in the dust, saddle-up, and ride to our Destiny — OUTLAW!

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*This may explain Swindle a bit: he’s a follower of
Black Magician Aleister Crowley. Jeanette Victoria
and I had a go-around with him about that, as may
be seen by clicking here.

The Smart Way To Deal With The Trump Phenomenon – See: @SenTedCruz

11 August 2015 @ 09:01

You don’t have to support Senator Edward ‘Ted’ Cruz to admire the way he is handling The Donald Trump Experience…

From The Washington Times, Katie Glueck reporting, we learn:

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday warned that the Republican presidential candidates who are slamming Donald Trump do so at their political peril. Cruz’s remarks, which came during an interview with POLITICO as he swings through the South on a bus tour, are among the most detailed comments to date regarding his reluctance to criticize the real estate mogul, who is currently leading the polls in the GOP primary.

“I would … note that an awful lot of Republicans, including other Republican candidates, have gone out of their way to smack Donald Trump with a stick. Now I think that’s just foolish,” he said.

Asked why, Cruz paused and then replied, “Donald Trump had a rally in Phoenix, Ariz. [to which] between 10 and 20 thousand people came out. When you attack and vilify the people at that rally as crazies, it does nothing to help Republicans win in 2016. I’d like every single person at that rally to show up and vote in 2016, knock on doors with energy and passion, and turn this country around. If Washington politicians show contempt and condescension to those [voters,] that is a path to losing at the ballot box.”

And when asked whether he wants those voters to eventually support him, he replied, “It is my hope to earn the support of the supporters for every other candidate in 2016.”

When a reporter noted that he is one of the most outspoken critics of Republican leadership in Congress, Cruz stressed that he has no problem highlighting policy differences, and may do so down the road with Trump.

“There are no doubts that there are policy differences between me and Donald Trump’s past policy positions,” Cruz said.

For example, Trump drew fire from other Republicans — though not from Cruz — when during the first GOP presidential debate last week he appeared to take a favorable view of single-payer health care in other countries.

“There may well come a time in this conversation where we discuss those differences more fully,” he continued. “No one is asking about tax policy. [The media] wants me to comment on the salacious back-and-forth, and I’m not going to play that game.”

Instead, he was quick to praise Trump for bringing the issue of illegal immigration to the forefront….

It’s called ‘finesse’.

It’s also called ‘astute’.

But, most importantly, it’s called ‘showing deserved respect to the millions of people who find Mr. Trump’s candor refreshing’.

There’s a damn good reason many people are drawn to Donald Trump’s Campaign: they’re frustrated, ‘have had it up to here’, with the BS being spouted by Lame Republicans and Mincing Conservatives, who are afraid of offending the obnoxious, insulting, and annoying Left and who are, frankly, pussies — weakling Quislings.

To these Americans, Trump is truly a breath of fresh air.

These men, no matter how much we may disagree with them, are not ribbon clerks to be ordered about — they are proud, accomplished men, the cream of their colonies. And whether you like them or not, they and the people they represent will be part of this new nation that YOU hope to create. Now, either learn how to live with them, or pack up and go home!……In any case, stop acting like a Boston fishwife.

—’Benjamin Franklin’, 1776: The Musical

Bob-ing For Nap-ples

10 August 2015 @ 19:37

Mrs. B. and I decided to take a several days off starting last Wednesday.

I ended-up relaxing so much that it’s been very hard to get back up to speed.  It’s times like these when it is very easy to want to indulge oneself and go back to a quiet life.

I find myself getting burnt-out more easily these days, after eight years of fighting the Bolshes.  But, never fear, I shall have my Mojo back shortly.

I ask your indulgence — again.

I greatly appreciate the fact that many of you check-in on a regular basis to see if I’ve emerged from my Hobbit hole.  There is no doubt in my mind that I would not still be around the Innertubes if it weren’t for the encouragements you all provide to your Humble Dispatcher.  I have the best Friends In The Ether of anyone out there [I raised many a glass of bourbon to you last week — perhaps too many].

Thank you.

#Sinatra Centenary: #40 – And the bell goes . . . by @Pundette

09 August 2015 @ 21:51

Sinatra Centenary: #40: And the bell goes . . ..

Frank #Sinatra – Hollywood Bowl Performances August 1945 & 1948 by @MsEBL

09 August 2015 @ 21:49

EBL: Frank Sinatra: Hollywood Bowl Performances August 1945 and 1948.

In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning – #Sinatra Song of the Century #55 by @MarkSteynOnline

09 August 2015 @ 21:48

In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning: Sinatra Song of the Century #55 :: SteynOnline.

Bob Highly Recommends: Bakin’ Baby Syndrome by @MarkSteynOnline

06 August 2015 @ 01:43

Bakin’ Baby Syndrome :: SteynOnline.

Going Mussolini

04 August 2015 @ 14:48

I’m sure that most of us [ie: the minority of Sane people left in this country] would agree with Friend In The Ether Sdferr’s sentiments:

Personally, I’d prefer the next executive “undo” the deal with generous deliveries of heavy ordnance and ground penetrating bombs on Iranian weapons development and storage facilities, than any penphone. But that’s just my view.

Sadly, however, methinks Ernst Schreiber is right:

Not going to happen because then we’d have to worry about Iran’s nuclear retaliation. This is as much about constraining our ability to act in our interests (as non-leftist, i.e., “sane:” people understand them) as it is about constraining Israel.

Chamberlain may have been weak and naive, but he wasn’t anti-British. Obama is craven, mendacious, anti-British, anti-American, and probably anti-Western (Judeo-Christian civilization as traditionally understood prior to the day before yesterday) as well.

When the EMP takes us out, I hope the detail guarding the Hawaiian compound has enough self-respect to stand aside and let the mob Mussolini his ass. Assuming he hasn’t sought asylum in China….

The-Jarrett-Junto-001f-275x166The Jarrett Junto is not incompetent when it comes to implementing their plans, like so many of us believe. In fact, they have been overwhelmingly successful.

They seek to end America’s role as the Leader Of The Free World, as the enforcers of the Pax Americana — this goal is nearly met.

They are close to ‘overwhelming the system’ with dependency.

They have just unleashed their final plan to destroy our electrical grid and like elements.

They are close to seeing the completion of the Balkanization of America into ethnic and racial groups that will be constantly at each others throats.

They are working every day towards destroying our Economy.

I could go on, but you get the point.

Leftist-Mastermind-001cxWhere the Revolutionaries are Incompetent is in the next phase of their grand plan.

They are good at destroying, but their plans to re-engineer America into a Socialist Paradise are fatally flawed because they will not work in the Real World. Of course, these schemes were concocted in the sterile laboratories of the Leftist Masterminds, far, far away from Reality, so their imminent failure is no surprise.

This is the way of every Leftist Regime: they are competent at reducing a Society to rubble, but they so not have the skills to build anything that will work and last in it’s place.

This is one major reason why over one hundred million people were slaughtered in the 20th Century and why hundreds of millions more were subject to the most horrific treatment at the hands of enslaving Tyrants.

So…let us give The Jarrett Junto it’s due: like children they know how to smash things and throw stuff around — you could say that their efforts are one big, ongoing tantrum.

It’s time they got the severe ‘spanking’ they deserve.

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