Wednesday, February 24, 2016


"So, What's New," he asked discourteously?

If Bernie was Down Under , Way

There are reasons he might feel at home in Australia.
  1. College is free at the point of entry.
  2. Taxes on the wealthy are higher, and the safety net is stronger.
  3. Australia has compulsory voting,

Crying girl will no doubt find succor here, but this Times argument is, aside from convoluted,  nonsensical, incomprehensible and ... desperate!!  But, make up your own mind.

Tiger Spies

This is just the damnedest series I've ever seen, animal wise.  Several years ago I picked a documentary on leopards as the best ever; now this wears that crown.  You can watch all three episodes on YouTube (above), but if you have Netflix, by all means go there. The HD video is fantastic. And, believe it or not, there is a tenstion that builds up at the end of each episode.

Trump et Boris

—  You Utter Berk            

Mayor Boris Johnson presides over London, and he’s a member of Parliament, too, and he’s determined to preserve what’s left of the mighty Britain that once made tyrants tremble and despots squeak. Lately it’s the English, like the rest of Europe, who squeak under the lash of unelected bureaucrats who preside over the continent from Brussels.

Mr. Johnson, like the Donald, is a native New Yorker, “born in England,” he might say, “while my mother was temporarily in New York.” Indeed, the mayor and The Donald are not personally alike at all and it’s difficult to compare American and British politics, but they share a skepticism — if not contempt — for the ruling elites who connive in whittling down the greatest experiments of government in history.

But what they do share, whether the Oxford-educated mayor admits it or not, is an eagerness to take on the passivity and platitudes of the elites who are afraid to confront the mortal threat to the consent of the governed, the example that England once held up to the world, the example followed by the colonies planted in the new world.
“The big battalions of the argument [over Britain leaving the EU] are unquestionably ranged against people like me,” the mayor says. “We are portrayed as crazy, cracked and all the rest of it. I don’t mind. I happen to think that I am right. It is a very, very difficult case to make. I have thought an awful lot about it. I have thought about it for many years.” It’s impossible to imagine Donald Trump talking that way about his journey in politics.

Leaving the Union, as Mr. Johnson put it in the column he regularly writes for the London Daily Telegraph, “is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to vote for real change in Britain’s relations with Europe. This is the only opportunity we will ever have to show that we care about self-rule. A vote to Remain [in the European Union] will be taken in Brussels as a green light for more [control] and for the erosion of democracy.”  [Full]

Since Boris Johnson was born in New York City, it would seem that he qualifies to be President of the United States, which very thought  I find orgasmic.

Welcome to Cleveland

Res Ipsa Loquitur
  People who brighten our lives

Nothing new here, keep moving

In the best tradition of the Democrat Party



His speech, entitled “Divine Instructions: Commands for 2016,” was streamed live on the National of Islam website.

In it,  Farrakhan covered a wide variety of topics including politics. He criticized politicians on both sides of the aisle for not helping black people, mentioning laws “written by Republicans” [Like ending slavery] that he says deny black people the same opportunities as whites. About Democrats, he said: “They look right at you because they want your vote…I don’t care what they promise.”

The region is teeming with with ISIS databasers as it it, so gird your loins.