Friday, March 18, 2016

Why don't you marry it?

Silencing Trump

Last Friday, March 11, the institutional left held GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump's campaign rally hostage in Chicago, Illinois. Rebel Pundit's Jeremy Segal and Andrew Marcus, director of the motion picture Hating Breitbart, documented the "protest" on film, including an interview with Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Undergound, who discusses the motivation behind the premeditated and well funded demonstrations.
Oh, there is more ....

I wonder how Kemberlee Kaye, who did the flash back post below, feels about all this.  I mean, she now finds herself in a  philosophical boat with Bill Ayers. Why does she think the leftist rabble also hates Trump?



This old campaign ad from the 1964 election hits a little too close to home.
Made by LBJ’s campaign, a remorseful Republican wishes he would’ve attended and fought at the national convention.

[...] As I wrote in today’s edition of Morning Insurrection, I’m bored of the false choices and increasingly annoyed with the insistence that I must support _____ candidate or the republic will surely perish. I am not compelled to vote for any remaining candidate simply because they’ve managed to survive the island thus far. Votes are not entitlements, they must be earned.

I respect the opinions of many of my fellow bloggers who make well thought out cases for rallying behind candidate X, but I must dissent. I cannot stand Trump, and will under no circumstance vote for him now or ever — I’ve never been shy in admitting as much. Nor do I feel pressed into false choices that say I must support Cruz or we’re stuck with Hillary. These are not yet provable realities; they’re campaign gimmicks.

This whole cycle is far from over. There is no clear winner, not even Trump (who doesn’t win majorities). Like Professor Jacobson, I’m looking forward to the convention this year. It might be our last, best chance, or it might be 1964 all over again. [Full]
Me? I supported Barry Goldwater, but was in the Army when there was zero mention of casting ballots. Four years later I channel switched back and forth to watch simultaneous showcases, on different networks, by Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon.  Newly married, I took this very seriously. In the end, my vote was decided by one sequence. 

Humphrey was asked about his stance on something, and answered that he was for it.  A bit later I was over to Nixon, where former University of Oklahoma football coach Bud Wilkinson was hosting.  Of a sudden, Bud broke in, saying that Hubert had just announced on his show that he was against it.  A blatant lie. It was thus that I voted for a Democrat presidential nominee for the first and last time.  So I understand how that anonymous confessor could have been such an idiot.

Or ladies! Back up!

Talk about having a backup plan!  Whether you’re towing a boat trailer, a camper - or a howitzer - one of the biggest challenges is backing the thing up without your little train skewing off in the wrong direction. But Ford thinks it has the solution, with a nifty wrinkle it’s making available on some of its new pickup trucks.

Called “Pro Trailer Backup Assist,” the thing is kind of analogous to the self-parking feature Ford and others have introduced over the past several years, except that instead of being designed for cars driven by the parking-challenged and aimed mostly at parallel parking, it’s meant to help truck drivers back their trailers into spaces - boat launch ramps, loading docks, driveways, whatever - easily and reasonably quickly.

Ahem ...

You'd be wrong

Going Postal


Forty-six years ago today, at midnight, U.S. Postal Workers began an illegal strike, which went on for eight days. Although such a strike would probably not make much difference today, President Nixon responded by deploying the military to deliver mail in some New York locations. The strike ended after eight days and no one was fired.
factoid: washington examiner