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Friday, July 20, 2018

Slogan Control

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The Democrats are growing in confidence (okay, technically it's arrogance) regarding November's mid-term elections, and it's not surprising. According to allegedly unbiased news outlets, the United States has fallen under Russian control, Trump is stuffing weeping immigrant children into concentration camps, rising employment numbers are a "trick" that voters shouldn't be fooled by, and Western Civilization itself is on the verge of collapse because the President asked NATO members to start actually paying their dues.

Adding to the Democrats' cockiness about a "Blue Wave" coming to the polls is the knowledge that their party has a deep bench of exciting politicians who youthful, energetic voters naturally gravitate to. This would include swinging hipsters with fresh ideas like Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Maxine Waters, Joe Biden and more!

So really, the only missing piece of the puzzle heading into the mid-terms was for the Democrats to come up with a really great slogan which would not only encapsulate their broad vision for America's future, but also represent a strong call to action for an energized electorate.

And that slogan is...is..."For the People."

Hmmmm.

Not only is it more than a little vague, it's more than a little familiar. In fact, the phrase has been stolen outright from a famous quote by a Republican. Specifically Abraham Lincoln who, in his Gettysburg Address, referred to an ideal government "of the people, by the people, and for the people."

That's a damn good phrase as it stands, so why would the Democrats cut anything out of it? And the answer is they have to because they only believe in one third (or less) of what Honest Abe was espousing.

"Of the people" refers to legislators who are ordinary citizens from many walks of life. People bringing their different experiences together to form a miniaturized representation of the country as a whole. People who intend to return to "real life" after political service, rather than choosing to become a permanent part of a ruling class entirely divided from the peons. "Of the people" was never intended to mean lawyers, millionaires, and sleazy power brokers of the kind that populate the Democratic halls of power. So that part of Lincoln's wisdom had to go.

"By the people" refers to the fact that for a representational government to work, those sent to Washington should be chosen by their fellow citizens in honest elections. But "honest elections" are hardly what the Democrats are looking for. Between Hillary buying the DNC in order to sabotage Bernie Sanders, rampant voter fraud, an ideologically corrupt press, and billion-dollar ad campaigns spreading wild and pernicious lies, it becomes clear that the DNC can't trust a government selected "by the people" to be what they want. So another part of Abe's idiom got the axe.

Which leaves only "For the people" - the vaguest part of the triumvirate as it is entirely subjective, and doesn't so much mean that those in Washington are serving the electorate, but rather ruling them  for their own benighted good.

Put it all together, and you have a party whose politicians are not representative of the American body as a whole, and who are put into office through questionable methods that try to sidestep the annoying meddling of actual American voters. And all so that those Democrats who do become fixtures in the halls of profit and power can do whatever they believe is best "for" the common people whether it helps those people or not.

So we think the Dems have rather missed the mark with this not-so-catchy "new" slogan, and think that truth in advertising demands they instead use the alternative mentioned by Schumer in today's cartoon: same slogan, different f-word.

NOTE: STILTON'S STAYCATION

Peace, quiet, and sweet cooling mud
Assuming that there are no larger-than-usual "end of the world" events next week, we'll be taking time off from Stilton's Place for a little staycation until Monday, July 30.

There's no particular rhyme or reason behind the timing, other than we've got an overabundance of backed up chores to attend to. And what better time to tackle indoor work than late July in Texas, when the grass is smoldering and vultures are actually bursting into flames mid-air? Doing anything in air conditioning is looking pretty sweet right now.

So we'll see you a week from Monday if not before. And as always, we'll be popping into the comments section regularly!

65 comments:

Mike aka Proof said...

Lincoln, by the way, was quoting from the preface to the Wycliffe Bible:

"This Bible is for the Government of the People, by the People, and for the People."
-John Wycliffe, General Prologue to the Bible translation of 1384

REM1875 said...

Hit 113 just north of ya Doc .......A/C is good for about 30 degree difference ....... survival is a great staycation for now........ I can't bring myself to take the trash out or even get the mail..... (and the wife is too hot to even care)
Yeaaah this too shall pass.
It's 90 some degrees here after midnight !!!

And they say it's really gonna get hot???

Geoff King said...

The DNC really has no platform other than "Stop Trump". They evidently would prefer nuclear war with Russia rather than giving Trump credit for easing tensions between our two nations. They also would prefer an actual depression rather than giving Trump credit for a robust economy.
With messages like those, it is little wonder that the #walkaway movement is gaining momentum. Now, with blacks such as Candace Owens and Kayne West coming out of the closet in support of Trump, even their perpetual plantation base voters are in question.
"For the People" obviously refers to whichever group of people the Dems can continue to dupe and control.

Wayne Hoffman said...

Curious as to how this will work out. 'For the People' is a trademarked advertising slogan and their website for a very influential lawyer here in Florida (and he's not a Democrat).

Tonka Sly said...

Hope this attorney doesn't suddenly come down with an acute case of lead poisoning.

Mark Matis said...

With what "Law Enforcement" and the "Legal" system in Florida are these days, Tonka Sly, such an event would not be particularly surprising. If said lawyer actually tries to DO anything about the infringement...

Of course, with the reputation that Mr. Morgan has earned over the years, he fits in perfectly as a Rove Republican, and thus will have NO problem with the Democrats using that slogan. Or do you actually forget that the Democrats and the Rove Republicans are nothing more than opposite ends of the same steaming turd???

Anonymous said...

Home plate for us is just west of the DFW deep fry and our "stay-cation" entailed high-tailin' it to Colorado just before the Good Lord decided to move the switch from "hot" to "OHH MY GOD". Enjoy your VaCa and hopefully by the time we return most of God's Fury will have been spent.

MSG Grumpy

Bobo the Hobo said...

@Wayne Hoffman, John Morgan has been a life-long Democrat and only just recently registered as an Independant - http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/11/john-morgan-leaves-democratic-party.html. He’s being disingenuous (par for the course) in his political affiliation.

I would have thought that had those little plagerizing monkeys at the DNC (“monkey see; monkey do”) wanted a slogan they would have used We the People. Given Stilt’s most elegant dissection, it’s obvious the Dems are truly “Dims”.

Linda McWilliams said...

This was very interesting. Also Mike's comment about the quote originating with Wycliffe.

REM1875 said...

Their idea about "the people" are is far, far different that the majority of American's idea of who "The People" are"

rickn8or said...

The Republican response should be "For the American People".

Mark Matis said...

Except neither the Koch brothers nor the Chamber of Commerce would go along with that, rickn8or. And the Rove Republicans will do WHATEVER their owners want. As long as that moola keeps comin' in...

Bobo said...

Forecast for 115 next week in Phoenix. We’ll have the annual news non-event of trying to cook an egg on the sidewalk and betting on how fast an ice block will melt inside a vehicle. “Be still my heart.”

Alfonso Bedoya said...

Re what appears to be Stilton's feet sticking out of the ground: that is NOT the way to kill those giant Texas moles!

Emmentaler Limburger said...

Brilliant analysis and dissection of their "new" motto. I do, however, need to point out that this "motto" also precisely fits the declared premise for socialism: that gummint must do EVERYTHING "for the people".

"...ruling them for their own benighted good." may be their express goal, but the sound bite is meant to appeal to those who are constantly looking at the Santa bag on the democrats' collective shoulder. "For the people" and "what's in it for me" are interchangeable. One just did better a tad with their focus group...

valvenator said...

The problem with Santa Claus is that he just takes all the credit for the work we, the common elves do, just like the Demonicrats.

Bruce Bleu said...

You deserve a rest, Stilt, enjoy a respite, and recharge your wit batteries.

Judi King said...

Does "for the people" include even the deplorable right or just the so-called victims and illegals of society? What is their criteria for "people"?

Stinking Bishop said...

Given their rhetoric, the Dems are aiming to run on tax increases, gun confiscation and privileging illegal aliens over American citizens.



Ok, bring it.

John the Econ said...

Most of my Progressive friends take glee in the confused mess the Trump Administration appears to be. But they have yet to articulate any alternative. Somehow I don't think that "For the People" is going to cut it.

On one hand, they've got walking fossils Pelosi, Schumer, Waters, & Biden. On the other hand, they've got rising stars like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an economics major (who consumed more than a quarter million more on her education than I did) who doesn't seem to understand how "unemployment" statistics work. She's a "Democratic Socialist", which judging from their website appears to be little more than rebranded communism. She's cute. She's bubbly. She's stupid.

I fled California decades ago because over a decade before that it was clear where the Progressives were the state, and I really didn't want to spend the 2nd half of my life swimming against the event horizon as the "blue tide" swirled towards it's inevitable conclusion going down the toilet. What I didn't imagine was that I'd live long enough to see the day where uber-Progressive-feminists like Dianne Feinstein would be rejected by California Democrats as being too "moderate".

But then again, considering the transparent socialist politics of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others, it's now safe to say that even Bernie Sanders is probably too "moderate" for the far-left wing monster that is now overrunning the Democratic Party.

Say what you will about Pelosi, Schumer, Waters, Biden, and the other fossils of last-year's Democratic Party. At least they understood that at the end of the day, there had to be an economy in place for them to loot in order to retain affluence and power. This new, poorly educated and woefully ignorant generation wants to go full-speed "forward" towards socialist economic oblivion just as the Trump (or non-Obama economy) is reporting the best performance in over a decade. They are not likely to be a popular choice.

I wonder if my Progressive friends laser-focused on Trump have figured this out yet.

Susan said...

On one hand Stilton, a staycation sounds wondermous....on the other hand? Just make sure the Stilton Big Cheez aka Mrs Stilton does notmhave a huge HDL ....hunny do list ......for y’all..........GETE. just be safe at home kiddo....my hubby wound up in hospital for eight daze because in his eagerness to not pee on the floor (hubby walks with a walker) his stride went a little big and he wound up twisting his left knee and his blood thinners caused a hemarthrosis........blood coagulating in the joint space. SIGH

Navyvet said...

LOL. Your take on the Commucrat slogan was hilarious and spot on. Perhaps your best one yet. I forwarded it to about 30 people on my email list. With appropriate credit of course.

Colby Muenster said...

@Emmentaler Limburger,
Yup... that slogan is a vague way of signaling to lofo's, "Free shit's a-comin' if you vote for us!" What these progressive, chicken shit, dumbasses STILL don't get is, us deplorables voted in their nemesis, and we ain't fooled by their "free shit" horse shit, so they can go lay in a puddle of pig shit.

@Stinking Bishop,
You forgot impeaching Trump and making the Supreme Court Liberal again. Seriously, who the hell are they going to put up against Trump in 2020? Pocahontas? "Gropey" Biden?! HILLARY?!!!

@Stilton,
Enjoy your vacation! You can come visit me in NC if you like. It's only 90ish here!

Geoff King said...

For some reason I just decided to rewatch James Stewart's "Mr. Smith goes to Washington". Although produced in 1939, it gives quite an accurate portrayal of politics today. Even though it was done in black and white, the internal collusion and control of media seems like the movie could have been produced yesterday.

Geoff King said...

Although YouTube wants to charge for Mr. Smith goes to Washington, it is available for free from the Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/details/MrSmithGoesToWashington1939480x360

Jason Anyone said...

So, on the Democraps new strategy:

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/18/house-democrats-midterms-campaign-slogan-730907?tab=most-read

For the people will focus on:

1.health care and prescription drug costs
2.increasing wages through infrastructure and public works projects
3. highlighting Republican corruption in Washington.

So, according to a Gallup poll conducted just last month, in which they asked Americans to name what they consider the most important problem with the US.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/1675/most-important-problem.aspx

A whopping FOUR percent said "healthcare"
A superduper ONE percent said "wage issues"

And considering there were no responses along the lines of "Republican corruption" or even "corruption in DC", the closest to that was:

"Dissatisfaction with government/Poor leadership" And even on that, only nineteen percent think it's a problem.

Well, congratulations Democraps. Your core issues are already solved. Maybe next you'll consider taking on the high rate of unemployment nationwide. [/sarcasm]

Anyway, here's hoping you have a wonderful (and relaxing) staycashun, Stilts. I can't think of anyone who deserves it more than you.

John Fernau said...

For a snarky comment about the democrats, as the meme says "I haven't seen the democrats this upset since the republicans took their slaves away." It amazes me how people forget where they came from and who they will screw over to stay in power. Also if they put forward their usual crowd of rich old white people how can their supporters in good conscience vote for any of them? All we hear about is how the republicans are nothing but rich old white people(mainly men) and don't know how most of the real people live.


Now that I have turned my rant engine off I hope you have a good staycation.




Dan said...

Have a good time, Stilt.
I haven't been there for quite a while, but if you get bored, and need material, you can always scoot on down to Austin, Peoples Republic of Travis, and hang around the Drag or Sixth Street for inspiration.
Alternatively, if you want to get a foreign flavor, go on down to South Congress Avenue.
Also you can always stop and see the bats at the Congress Avenue bridge over Town Lake (I can't remember the revisionist names).

valvenator said...

"I haven't seen the democrats this upset since the republicans took their slaves away."
John, That is one funny comment. Funny because it's so true.
As far as healthcare being a number one priority, it is with me.
I remember when I could easily afford to pay a simple doctors or dentist visit out of pocket, even with my measly wages and a day at the hospital was under a hundred dollars. Those figures went up X5 as soon as the government stuck their noses in.
Now with Obama-don't-care in place everything doubled or tripled again. So yeah, healthcare is a number one priority and I sure as hell wish the demonicraps would keep their freakin' noses out of it.

OnTheTrumpTrain said...

John the Econ said... I'm still in California and just to help you feel supremely happy to have flown this coop, San Francisco is registering illegals to vote "only in the school elections" since they should have a say in their kids schooling (Really!) #2 this wonderful state has determined that exposing another to HIV without their knowledge is no longer a felony but has been degraded to a misdemeanor and last but certainly not least #3 the porn industry is no longer required by law to use condoms. My kids and grandkids are here so it makes it difficult to want to leave the state, but I'm sick of the politics and high taxes.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Mike aka Proof- I didn't know the provenance of that quote. Thanks for educating us!

@REM1875- It's miserable here right now, though looks okay from inside an air-conditioned sanctuary. It's still a "cabin fever" situation, which is why it seems to me to be a good time to tackle some of the many chores I let slide around here (sorting old family documents and photos, decluttering, updating some legal documents and the like).

@Geoff King- You're right that the Dems have NO positive method, other than trying to convince people they can give stuff away and it will be magically paid for. I hope the #WalkAway movement really catches fire (and I can think of quite a few Dems I'd like to see get burned by that fire).

@Wayne Hoffman- I entered "ForThePeople.com" just for grins and it went straight to the website of a personal injury lawyer. I wonder if he's willing to sell that domain to the Dems, or if they'll just have to hope that they inherit it in his Will...

@Tonka Sly- It wouldn't surprise me.

@Mark Matis- I don't tend to hold personal injury lawyers in high regard, so I'm guessing he can work out a sleazy deal with the sleazy Dems.

@MSG Grumpy- Colorado sounds pretty good right about now. Though I'm told our heat wave may break a little next week.

@Bobo the Hobo- Great point: "We the People" would be inclusive, but "FOR the People" infers a ruling class. I think it's impossible for the Left to see the world in any other way.

@Linda McWilliams- Glad you enjoyed the post. I've got to admit that the moment I heard the Dem's slogan, this whole commentary pretty much rushed out of me fully formed.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@REM1875- Indeed. But "For the Rabble" just wouldn't be as easy to sell.

@rickn8or- That would look great on a red hat!

@Mark Matis- Sad but very likely true.

@Bobo- There must be a lot of better ways of making the extreme heat interesting. Like seeing how long Hillary can stand in the sun before she has to remove the shawl hiding her back brace...

@Alfonso Bedoya- KILL them?! We just want to make peace with them!

@Emmentaler Limburger- Excellent points throughout!

@valvenator- On the plus side, Santa at least restricts his gift-giving to the nice rather than the naughty.

@Bruce Bleu- Actually, a "battery recharge" is an excellent description of what I hope to accomplish! Thanks!

@Judi King- Haven't you been paying attention? We're not "people" anymore - we're Nazis.

@Stinking Bishop- I'm pretty sure they'll describe those goals in different terms, but you've sure got the substance right!

@John the Econ- You're right that the old guard Democratic Socialists understand that there's only one thing that can kinda sorta make their system work: a booming capitalist economy. But this younger crop of idiots isn't just ignorant of history and economics, they don't even know the story of The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs. I've said it repeatedly here, and in absolute sincerity: Aesop's Fables should be a required subject in every school in the nation.

@Susan- Mrs. J is good about factoring my limitations into her Hunny Do lists, so it's unlikely I'll be too challenged in that regard. And YIKES, I'm sorry for what your husband went through with the walker fiasco!

@Navyvet- Thanks for sharing the post with others! I have only two goals with this blog: entertaining people and spreading the word. All help is appreciated!

@Colby Muenster- 90ish doesn't sound too bad, plus I believe a lot of NC is more scenic than Plano, Texas which is one of the flattest places on Earth. On the plus side, we can get mammoth clouds in our big sky out here, and I like to think of them as "temporary mountains."

@Geoff King- I'm overdue to watch that one again. And thanks for the link to the Internet Archive. Seriously folks, you should ALL get to know the Internet Archive (archive.org) for an abundance of films, audios, books, magazines, and so much more - all free!

John the Econ said...

@OnTheTrumpTrain, I feel your pain. By the early '90s, it became quite obvious that unless I became a dot-com miracle, there was little chance that my income could consistently match the demands put upon it by the ever increasing cost of living there; the price of a worthwhile house and utilities, health care, and taxes/fees at every level. (What's the point of making twice the national average if a decent lifestyle now costs 3 times as much?) On the other hand was the deteriorating state of just being there. I was ceasing to be the place it had been to me for the previous 4 decades.

I actually looked this up recently: Today, I live above the 45th Parallel. That means that unlike in Southern California, I need to heat my home all winter and cool it occasionally in the summer. And yet, my electric and gas bill today is roughly the same as it was in California 20 years ago! I can't imagine what it would be in California today.

Mrs. Econ really wants a vacation trip to San Francisco as we haven't been in about 20 years. She refuses to believe that it's really as bad as we hear about it; totally overrun by illegals and the feral homeless with fecal matter and used syringes dropped everywhere. I'm thinking of giving in, for no better reason than to make the point: California is paradise lost, and the Progressives are solely responsible.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Jason Anyone- Excellent points about the Dems' lame ideas of what the American people care about. They are willfully, arrogantly clueless.

@John Fernau- I like to think that this is a good place for ALL of us to give our rant engines a tune up from time to time!

@Dan- I have no real desire to visit Austin, though if I were there I'd definitely check out the bats. Because bats are freaking cool. I know Austin offers some other pleasures, but I just couldn't breathe all that liberal air. What that city is doing in Texas is an enduring mystery.

@valvenator- You've made me nostalgic for the days when I could just pay my freaking doctor's bill at the time of service, because I was only paying for my OWN illness and not also covering the bills of every other person who demanded services without paying. As nearly as I can tell, the ONLY thing that brings down healthcare costs is competition. Government interference is, of course, the exact opposite of that - and the skyrocketing cost of medicine proves the point.

@OnTheTrumpTrain- Family comes first, but I can understand your desire to get away from that other craziness. Many, many years ago I thought I probably needed to move to Los Angeles to seek my fortune (in the entertainment industry, actually). I am so glad that it never happened...I would have been absolutely miserable. Nor would I likely have gone as far in the entertainment industry as I managed to do from Texas. But that's a story for another day...

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@John the Econ- If you make that trip, bring back pictures to post here!

JustaJeepGuy said...

@Stilt, Colorado might sound good from Texas right now, but from here it's also TOO STINKIN' HOT!! It's been up to 95 the last couple days, it was up to 100 a couple times a few weeks ago, and last night it was still 75 at 11 PM. Of course, that's here in Colorado Springs. It might be better up in, say, Leadville at 10,000 feet.

Mrs. H. said...

HA HA! It has actually gotten cooler in Indiana.....after most of the garden has died.

Lon Martin said...

"For the people." Reminds me of an episode of The Twilight Zone where Earth was invaded by a superior race from space. They brought their manifesto along and we had a hard time translating the title, "To Serve Man." The rest of the book got translated too late - it was a cook book.

valvenator said...

"To Serve Man"
Would love to suggest that to the DNC.
Makes me wonder if fossils upChuck Shmoozer and Numbchuck Pelosi would even catch on.

Emmentaler Limburger said...

@Stilton: It's a capitol city. Like the puckered end of our alimentary canals: everybody has one, and we seem to need them to function. That they attract politicians and other moonbats like shit attracts flies is one of the unfortunate side effects of having one. Like Hemorrhoids are on the that other thing...

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rickn8or said...

valvenator-- Nancy would insist on "To Serve Persons".

B Martin said...

I wonder what it would cost to purchase outright or lease through the midterms that trademarked phrase "For the People"?

Regnad Kcin said...

Meh ! Fuck the Doomed !

Rod said...

"To Serve Time" would be a lot more appropriate.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@JustaJeepGuy- Whether it's 100 degrees or 10,000 feet it sounds hard to breathe.

@Mrs H- I'm an Indiana native, and remember some DARN hot summers there! Especially since my childhood home wasn't air conditioned (yes, kids, that used to be a thing).

@Lon Martin- I could see an updated version in which Progressives are thrilled by what free goodies they're going to get from a giant pile of crates, each marked "For The People." They're less pleased when the crates are opened to reveal shackles.

@valvenator- Considering that it would take cultural awareness and self-awareness, I don't think there's much chance that the Dems would get the joke.

@Emmentaler Limburger- That's practically poetry.

@rickn8or- Nancy would wash peoples' feet first...because who wants to eat dirty feet?

@Regnad Kcin- Now THERE'S a hat I could buy!

@Rod- We have a winner! Choose any prize from the top shelf!

Rod said...

@ Stilton: Thanks; and the carnival atmosphere of your reply is just perfect for these folks.
I'd like to have the stuffed Trump doll.

Anonymous said...

I can think of a few dems who would fit in that hole; face first, of course.

REM1875 said...

A week without Doc .......I have upped my meds but still might end up institutionalized......

REM1875 said...

115 degrees again.......have to spray water all day on the A/C unit to keep it cool in here ...Trees are the only thing that is still green outside.......doggies and hounds are getting all the vitamin D they can handle in minutes........ then come back in and hog spots in front of the fan....siesta is a good idea during the day .....
A tad warm and it ain't a friken dry heat so don't ask.......and yes for those of you who ask stupid questions ....it is hot enuff for me ......

John the Econ said...

What's really for the people? Economic prosperity of their own making. One of the fundamental differences between today's conservative and Progressive ideologies is that conservatives believe that prosperity and success is earned by citizens working in concert while Progressives believe that the state is responsible for prosperity and success and then is responsible for dispensing it as they see fit.

This is a notion that made Hillary's "deplorables" comment even more heinous than most Democrats will ever realize: It wasn't just an insult, it was a promise. If the state is going to be exclusively responsible for dispensing the spoils of a successful economy, then what hope could a swath of the nation that the ruling elite consider "deplorable" have in receiving anything more than crumbs, much less their "fair share"?

So going into the 2018 midterms, the Democrats still have nothing to sell beyond TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) and "Democratic Socialism", which is nothing more than soft-sell communism. Meanwhile, the economy continues to grow, reaching at least 4.3% and possibly as high as 5.4%. (Remember in 2016 the "smart" people told us that Obamanomics were a raging success at 2% because anything more than that was simply impossible in the post-meltdown globalist era)

I've always been amused by the Progressive ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Add TDS into the mix, and you get "bad" news like this:

U.S. 4% GDP Growth Seen More ‘Luck of the Draw’ Than New Reality

As I've said many times before, I don't credit this "luck" so much to Trump as I do to it being the "not Obama" economy. It's amazing what capitalism can do when it isn't preoccupied with hiding from the "You didn't build that" regime. That's going to make the Democrat's new "democratic socialism" a harder sell. Next year, when post-tax-reform tax receipts come in in addition to a better-than-2% economy will I start giving Trump more credit, and I think I'll be doing that.

Rod said...

@ John the Econ: Well said; I agree with you; and am also wondering if the time lapse required for (in my words) "commonly accepted history" to be developed will be significantly shortened regarding how much of a failure and even an enemy of USA Obama & pals really were.

Trump is doing well, but certainly has odd & misunderstood methods. He would do well to turn his smart phone off more and let his loyal staff do the work. I know good & reasonably intelligent people who just don't understand him at all. They fear he will get US into a major war;to make it worse: They still believe a lot of this bullshit major media "news".

So I do agree with them on: Trump is often inconsistent & too brash. Politicised, biased, & sloppy media is a major problem and is the primary method causing problems; Trump empowers them with that method.

David A. Fox said...

Anonymous Tonka Sly said...
Hope this attorney doesn't suddenly come down with an acute case of lead poisoning.

Well, if that happened then every local Florida TV and radio station would be out a BUNCH of ad revenue. Between the continuous stream of "Ask your doctor" and "If you've been injured in an accident" ads, I almost shout for glee when the crazy local used car guy comes on!

Emmentaler Limburger said...

He would do well to turn his smart phone off

I'm stuck half way between "He uses his twitter account to misdirect and occupy the puppy-like MSM and thems that foller it" and "that guy really could use some filters". On one hand, some of the crap that he puts out through twitter is stunningly shallow and reflective of problems with self esteem. On the other hand, just about every time something sensational comes out about his what he's spewed forth from his twitter account, something good for our country gets done in the background.

And I'm happy in this uncertain state. Keep tweeting, Mr. President. As long as that other phenomenon keeps happening: keep tweeting!

John the Econ said...

@Rod asks about "...the time lapse required for (in my words) "commonly accepted history" to be developed will be significantly shortened regarding how much of a failure and even an enemy of USA Obama & pals really were."

I'm not sure any of us will live long enough to see that. Like with Marxism/socialism/communism, Obama and his soft-sell Progressivism is just too much of a religion for many to let go, and like with challenging current popular notions about race or sexuality, the relative few in the academic sphere that with their "silent voices" would challenge these notions would certainly hesitate to do so out loud, for their careers if not actual personal safety.

For example, look at some of the insanity the mob is up to right now:

Leftist Mob Hurls Feces At Pro-Trump Kosher Coffee Shop

Here we have Progressives behaving like upset animals because a legal immigrant has a problem with illegal immigration. So just like they want to deny Republicans from eating out, they also want to deny honest businessmen their livelihood.

Not only has TDS reduced the left to abandon all logic & intellect and behave solely based upon emotions, they now are actually regressing to primate behavior.

Remember, these people flinging poo think they're the smart ones; the people of "science" that are destined to micro-manage your entire social, political, and economic existence.

Trump's Phone: I largely agree with the sentiments above, but have concluded the same as @Emmentaler Limburger in that he "He uses his twitter account to misdirect and occupy the puppy-like MSM and thems that foller it".

If this is indeed Trump's strategy, it's largely similar to the strategy employed by the 1st Clinton Administration back in the '90s. Of course, there was no such thing as Twitter back then, but the Clinton's didn't need Twitter to get an unfiltered message out to the masses; they had a fawning mainstream media to do that for them. For those who do not remember, there was a new Clinton graft-related scandal on a near-weekly basis. The Clinton strategy was to simply disseminate a new story every so many days as needed to keep people confused and distracted. People predisposed to favoring the Clintons would dismiss the old narrative and accept the new one it its place, and those predisposed to disfavoring the Clintons would spend the next several days parsing the new message to figure out what it really meant. Meanwhile, the Clintons went on with their business.

This is largely what Trump is doing. And I think it's working. Remember, it doesn't really matter what Trump says because the haters are going to hate no matter what he says, doesn't say, does, or doesn't do. He just dispenses his chaff, which prevents the left from focusing on anything beyond there sheer hate for the man. Meanwhile, Trump gets on with whatever it is he wants to get on with.

@Stilton, I hope your staycation is going well.

Rod said...

On one hand things having been moving very quickly with us for past 2-3 Quarters with so very much to look after & do; yet on the other hand there has been the emotional slow decline of my very aged mother who found peace at last about a month ago. Add to that our PC failed in the middle of this; I was out of touch for ~three months with no time to address that situation except occasionally via PC at the library.

I'm very glad we've moved through all this and also have the PC situation restored (needed a new one, vastly superior to the old one), in no small measure because these are interesting times which need discussion; and even more so this is a great blog with associated discussion board. Thank you All.

James Daily said...

Oh wow. This is the stupidest thing I have seen in a long long time: A suspicious package labeled 'Anthrax' was delivered to Rep Maxine Waters' district office in Los Angeles on Tuesday
ROFLMAO. These are some really dumb people. Where I use to work, we used white chalk a lot so when the Anthrax scare hit every were, some guys would take their pocket knife and scrap white chalk in some place or other. Some gal would have a meltdown and the building would be evacuated for an hour or so while hazmat checked out the chalk. After about 20 or so of these, they finally collected the white chalk and issued yellow. It still worked. We evacuated to the parking lot, where we sat in our cars (me a p/u) and listened to talk radio or what ever.
The point of the above, who would actually label a box Anthrax that was serious about hurting someone.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Rod- My sincere condolences for your loss. I couldn't agree more with you about the importance of having a good community with whom to discuss current events and issues, and I'm delighted that all of us have managed to create that here.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@James Daily- You're right that no one would label a box "Anthrax" if it was their intent to hurt someone. That's how I knew immediately that the actual anthrax attacks following 9/11 were an inside job - not intended to actually kill anyone (the letters not only identified the substance as anthrax, but gave instructions for treatment) but rather to force the nation to take greater precautions against bioweapons.

Cheezy said...

OF course when you consider that "For The People" means "For Us Politicritters" to them, it makes a lot more sense.

Colby Muenster said...

John Fernau said, "I haven't seen the democrats this upset since the republicans took their slaves away."

Ain't THAT the truth! This was even demonstrated at length in a fairly recent Hollywood movie about Abe Lincoln. I'm still somewhat surprised the Hollywoodish types didn't try to re-write history in that film, and blame the Republicans for all the resistance to abolishing slavery.

By the way, you don't see the name Fernau much. Would you happen to be from Eastern Wyoming? The Lusk area, to be more specific.... I had a friend named Joe Fernau, who had a big brother named John, (I think).

Pete (Detroit) said...

Rod - rest assured, you were missed. If not specifically, generally for your comments and tone.
Sorry to hear about your mom, may she RIP
Glad to hear about the 'pooter issue, and it's successful(?) resolution.
In any event, glad to have you back!

Emmentaler Limburger said...

Rod: What Pete said (We Detroiters are congenial like that).

Stan da Man said...

Hallelujah!
The week is ended, we can hope for New Stilton cartoons / commentary on Mon!

Sortahwitte said...

Okay, I'm starting to get just a little weepie. I can see my pulse in my eyes. I can only hope to make it until midnight next Sunday. My nerves are frazzled and I seem to have uncontrollable gas. Where's my fix of Stilton?! I've had to double up on my Wellbutrin XL and it. is. not. helping. I sincerely hope that you aren't seriously considering extending the vacay another week.
Send lawyers, guns, money, toilet paper and GasX.