Friday, February 03, 2017

Cally Toots



"Yesterday's New York Times editorial ...

  • Mark Finkelstein: "Yesterday's New York Times editorial condemning the nomination of Neil Gorsuch, contained a stunning admission.  The Times wrote that, as was Scalia, Gorsuch is an [emphasis added] "originalist, meaning he interprets the Constitution’s language to mean what it was understood to mean when it was written — an approach that has led both men to consistently conservative results." And so the Times admits that if the Constitution is interpreted in accordance with the intentions of the Founders, the results would be "consistently conservative." The only way liberal judges can achieve their political ends is to ignore those intentions. They are compelled to call the Constitution a "living document" that means whatever they say it means. In doing so, they trash our most important national treasure in the name of politics.  At least we now have the liberal newspaper of record on the record, in essence admitting that."

... the fight Democrats want

by William A. Jacobson   

This is the fight Democrats want, but I’m not sure it’s really the fight they need

Who is this guy Orwell?

As the author of this piece in today's American Thinker points out, most people today (especially Millennials) have not studied George Orwell's 1984 in school (probably because the curriculum is more devoted to books like Heather Has Two Mommies).

And yet Orwell is being invoked now by the Left to characterize the Trump administration and its supporters, calling Kellyanne Conway's term "alternative facts" an example of Orwellian Newspeak (she probably should have used the term "the rest of the story"). But it is the relentless (and increasingly desperate) propaganda from the Left that is giving us the best examples of Newspeak (what is "political correctness" but Newspeak?), doublethink, the mutability of the past and, above all, the concept that "Ignorance is Strength".

[I recommend that you read this piece at the original AT site, because it's chock full of links illustrating most of its references, and those links will probably be inoperative in this e-mail.]


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LIKE IT'S 1861


LIKE IT'S 1861
by Skoonj

Or 1857 in India?

Published: 15 hours ago

If California declares itself a “sanctuary state,” it is saying that it is no longer obeying the laws of the United States. In other words, it has seceded from the nation, just as surely as Southern states seceded from the Union in 1861.

President Trump will have no choice but to treat California as President Lincoln treated the secessionist South in 1861. He will send federal forces into Sacramento to seize the Capitol and take the governor into custody. He must federalize the California National Guard, as Eisenhower did in the South during the school-segregation crisis. He will require the resignation of every mayor, sheriff and police chief who signed on to the sanctuary state and who refused to carry out the duties of their offices. Any who do not resign will be taken into federal custody.

No federal funding will go to California until a new government is installed. Any physical resistance will be met with force. Any other state contemplating sanctuary status must be given an object lesson of what will become of them.

By the way, once California has been declared to be in a state of secession, its entire congressional delegation, including both senators (both Democrats, by the way), will not be able to vote in Congress. The precedent was set during and after the Civil War. Any other states with delusions of grandeur may want to consider that.

It seems skoonj has been channeling me.  Had the very thing in my memory queue

Sarah Silverman; Cnut

Then sprays her genital warts with onion juice
(I know)