VERY INTERESTING video. Author and filmmaker Laurence Jarvik speaks for an hour on the Trump phenomenon. Among other themes, he points out that Trump is neither Democrat nor Republican but another thing altogether.
PRESIDENT TRUMP came out of the gate like gangbusters during his first week in office. Kudos to him!
He restrained the ham-fisted leftists running the Environmental Protection Agency. He cut off federal aid to law-flaunting leftists running Sanctuary Cities.
He canceled the cash that left-wing Barry had funneled in his waning White House days to Palestinian terrorists.
He revived the Keystone Pipeline. He canceled the horrendous Catch-and-Release policy for illegals.
And Trump declared Israel great again, reversing Barry’s leftist, anti-Semitic tomfoolery.
But there’s one very dumb thing my boy Donald is doing: this business about Mexico paying for a border wall.
Did Israel demand that Mohammedans pay for the walls it’s erected? Lots of good it would have done.
Do you expect your next-door neighbor to buy the deadbolt for your house’s front door?
Nations who want to secure their borders, and all nations should, especially successful ones, must finance their border walls themselves.
That Mexico would pay for the wall was a good campaign slogan, appealing to low-information voters. But the campaign is over. Extend the wall, but don’t expect Mexico to pay for it, and don’t force it via other means.
Keeping your house locked is your own responsibility.
And Mexico should build a wall on its southern border. Don’t expect Guatemala to pay for it.
WE’RE A HEALTH-conscious couple, and we watch what we eat. It’s partly why we are so slim and beautiful.
Although we love waffles, we rarely eat them because they are not healthy. However, special occasions call for celebration, and we decided Wednesday morning to breakfast on waffles, a Trump fiesta with Canadian maple syrup.
However, just as my child bride was about to turn on the blender and waffle iron, the electricity went out, and it stayed out for an hour due to work in the street.
So we ate the usual cereal, but with a grin. At least I was grinning. My lovely companion still is uncertain about Trump, being Mexican and listening to Mexican news sources, which are just as left-wing as CNN and MSNBC.
There is no Mexican version of Fox or Breitbart.
However, she’s as conservative as I am, and she knows that I always know best, so she’s coming around, slowly.
Mexico has focused entirely on Trump’s border wall and his sometimes ill-phrased statements about Mexicans.
They know nothing about other U.S. issues like tax cuts, veterans’ matters, federal debt, entitlements, BLM, Islamic terrorism, Mohammedan “refugees,” safe spaces, PC lunacy, Common Core, joblessness and so on.
Alas, to Mexicans, it’s all about them and their God-given right to sneak across the border whenever they feel like it.
Our waffle extravaganza was delayed one day, but not canceled. We waffled our hearts out yesterday instead.
Like election night, it was very tasty.
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Left-wing snowflakes are in a state of hysteria and meltdown. Here are some hilarious examples:
A guy named Jerry Kang, who is UCLA’s vice chancellor for “equity, diversity and inclusion,” held an event last night to process the shocking election results.
Thousands of poor losers blocked the entrance to Trump Tower in Chicago. They said they are against fascism, racism and war. Where this stuff is breaking out in the wake of the election is not clear.
Snowflake high school students and teachers, about 1,500 of them, staged a walkout Wednesday in California to protest Trump’s fair-and-square election victory. They’re just not gonna take it, you hear?
(The adulation of “diversity” and multiculturalism is a given in high-end Western society. Schools, corporations, clubs, you name it, all bow daily to the Goddess of Diversity. This Goddess also goes by the name of Multiculturalism.
(For years I have pointed out that multiculturalism is a problem to be confronted in the kindest way possible. It is not something to be pushed and promoted. A multicultural society is a troubled, often violent, society. This is patently obvious today in the United States and Western Europe.
(In spite of my frequent mentions of this, I don’t recall even one person passing by here who touched on the subject negatively or positively. It is a no-go zone enforced by fear. To question the glories of multiculturalism is to risk banishment from polite society and your gainful employment too.
(A recent example was Diversity’s Paradox. There were 27 comments and not one soul touched on the topic at hand in spite of my mentioning that no one was addressing the topic.
(The mailed fist of the Left enforces this stance with the same ferocity that Adolf Hitler compelled hatred of Jews.
(No matter. It is nonsense. Here is a guest post by Walter E. Williams, who is black so he gets a small, temporary, pass from Polite Society for his horrendous opinions.)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multiculturalism has “utterly failed,” adding that it was an illusion to think Germans and foreign workers could “live happily side by side.”
The failure of multiculturalism is also seen in Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and other European countries. Immigrants coming from Africa and the Middle East refuse to assimilate and instead seek to import the failed cultures they fled.
Leftist diversity advocates and multiculturalists are right to argue that people of all races, religions and cultures should be equal in the eyes of the law. But their argument borders on idiocy when they argue that one culture cannot be judged superior to another and that to do so is Eurocentrism.
That’s unbridled nonsense. Ask a diversity/multiculturalism advocate: Is forcible female genital mutilation, as practiced in nearly 30 sub-Saharan African and Middle Eastern countries, a morally equivalent cultural value?
Slavery is practiced in northern Sudan.
In most of the Middle East, there are numerous limits placed on women, such as prohibitions on driving, employment and education. Under Islamic law, in some countries, female adulterers face death by stoning, and thieves are punished by having their hand severed.
In some African and Middle Eastern countries, homosexuality is a crime, in some cases punishable by death. Are all these cultural values morally equivalent to those of the West?
The vital achievement of the West was the concept of individual rights, which saw its birth with the Magna Carta in 1215. The idea emerged that individuals have certain inalienable rights. Individuals do not exist to serve government; governments exist to protect their rights.
But it was not until the 19th century that ideas of liberty received broad recognition. In the West, it was mostly through the works of British philosophers, such as John Locke, David Hume, Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill.
Personal liberty implies toleration of differences among people, whether those differences are racial, sexual, ideological or political. Liberty also implies a willingness to permit others who disagree with you to go their separate ways.
This is not the vision of the new immigrants.
In some parts of Britain, Christians are threatened with violence for merely handing out Bibles. Trying to convert Muslims to Christianity is seen as a hate crime. Women are accosted by Muslim men for “improper” dress.
Many women are sexually assaulted. In many European countries, no-go zones where civil authorities will not enter, in which Sharia is practiced, have been established.
According to the Express, “London, Paris, Stockholm and Berlin are among the major European cities that feature on a bombshell list of 900 lawless zones with large immigrant populations.”
Both in Europe and in the U.S., multiculturalism is a leftist elitist vision with its roots in academia. The intellectual elite, courts and government agencies push an agenda that is anything but a defense of individual rights, freedom from conformity and a live-and-let-live philosophy.
Instead, multiculturalism/diversity is an agenda for all kinds of conformity — conformity in ideas, actions and speech. It calls for re-education programs where diversity managers indoctrinate students, faculty members, employees, managers and executives on what’s politically correct thinking.
Part of that lesson is non-judgmentalism, where one is taught that one lifestyle is just as worthy as another and all cultures and their values are morally equivalent.
Western values are superior to all others. But one need not be a Westerner to hold Western values. A person can be Chinese, Japanese, Jewish, African or Arab and hold Western values.
By the way, it is no accident that Western values of reason and individual rights have produced unprecedented health, life expectancy, wealth and comfort for the ordinary person.
There’s an indisputable positive relationship between liberty and standards of living.
There is also indisputable evidence that we in the West are unwilling to defend ourselves from barbarians. Just look at our response to the recent Orlando massacre, in which we’ve focused our energies on guns rather than on terrorists.
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Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University.
But my favorite vow of Bernie’s is: Free public colleges! The same thing that Barry has proposed recently. Free!
Of course, there is no free lunch nor free college. Somebody is paying. For every student getting “free” tuition, somebody is toiling somewhere and paying taxes, underwriting a student whether the worker wishes to or not. Pure coercion.
More socialist silliness reflecting total cluelessness. It’s stupendous that so many Americans cheer him on.
But why not? “Free” sounds great. Manna from heaven. Money falling from trees. Silly ole Bern. Daffy supporters.
I do hope you are not one of them.
Putting Bern behind us, let’s turn to a superior option, Ted Cruz. Look at this Cruz ad. Instead of hoary lines like “taking on Wall Street,” “supporting the family” and absurdities like “free” college, Cruz focuses here on a specific, grave danger.
The Mohammedan threat.
After eight years of the nancy Barry, Ted Cruz would be a stupendous replacement in the Oval Office.
THE PERCEPTIVE among you might have noticed that I’ve not bashed Barry of late. That’s because I’ve mostly given up on him. He’s beyond redemption and, probably, the United States is beyond it too. Every great nation has its day in the sunshine, and that day has passed for America.
The 20th Century was its moment of glory. Gone now. Poof!
Lame-duck Barry recently asked, hilariously, for higher taxes and more government spending. Of course, the nation is already foundering in bloody red financial seas. And I see that Barry spoke at a “National Prayer Breakfast” yesterday where he said Christians — like Mohammedans — also have a horrific history.
The Crusades, you know. We’re just as nasty as they are.
Of course, the Crusades mostly ended in the 13th Century. The Mohammedans still live in the Middle Ages and, apparently, so does Barry at times.
The world faces murderous Mohammedan fanaticism, something Barry cannot even put into words.
And yet, something like 40 percent of Americans still think he’s doing a swell job.
It all reeks of the last days of Rome.
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* Perceptive cartoon was brought to my attention by Tancho.