A late Happy Thanksgiving to all who stumble across this site. Both of you!
We (my family and myself), personally have much to be thankful for. I won't belabor you with that.

On a larger scale, keeping Hillary out of the presidency.
Electing someone who will undo the horrid Obama legacy.
The Brexit.
Watching leftards heads explode over the results of the election.

So much more, I could go on, but I just hope that this is only the beginning of the rollback of leftist insanity.

Let us be thankful for the death of Castro. From Instapundit...


If this were a just world, 13 facts would be etched on Castro’s tombstone and highlighted in every obituary, as bullet points — a fitting metaphor for someone who used firing squads to murder thousands of his own people.
●He turned Cuba into a colony of the Soviet Union and nearly caused a nuclear holocaust.
●He sponsored terrorism wherever he could and allied himself with many of the worst dictators on earth.
●He was responsible for so many thousands of executions and disappearances in Cuba that a precise number is hard to reckon.
●He brooked no dissent and built concentration camps and prisons at an unprecedented rate, filling them to capacity, incarcerating a higher percentage of his own people than most other modern dictators, including Stalin.
●He condoned and encouraged torture and extrajudicial killings.
●He forced nearly 20 percent of his people into exile, and prompted thousands to meet their deaths at sea, unseen and uncounted, while fleeing from him in crude vessels.
●He claimed all property for himself and his henchmen, strangled food production and impoverished the vast majority of his people.
●He outlawed private enterprise and labor unions, wiped out Cuba’s large middle class and turned Cubans into slaves of the state.
●He persecuted gay people and tried to eradicate religion.
●He censored all means of expression and communication.
●He established a fraudulent school system that provided indoctrination rather than education, and created a two-tier health-care system, with inferior medical care for the majority of Cubans and superior care for himself and his oligarchy, and then claimed that all his repressive measures were absolutely necessary to ensure the survival of these two ostensibly “free” social welfare projects.
●He turned Cuba into a labyrinth of ruins and established an apartheid society in which millions of foreign visitors enjoyed rights and privileges forbidden to his people.
●He never apologized for any of his crimes and never stood trial for them.

But he was a lefty, so it’s all okay. Just like with Venezuela.

One thing we should all be thankful for is living in a country where the transition of power is peaceful and does not involve tanks, death-squads, violence, or outright civil war.

However, democrat leftists, but I repeat myself, would like to change that.  They have been deluging electors with nasty e-mails and death threats. So as to change their votes.

These idiots are:
A. Proving that we voted correctly.
B. Are verifying beyond any doubt that they are the elitist, anti-freedom, socialists we always knew they were.
C. Playing with fire.



I don't usually quote movie stars or so called 'celebrities.'  But I will make an exception in this case for the following pearl.  Here's a quote from the actor James Caan on politics, "Nobody should give a shit about an actor's opinion on politics."

For the  childish dolts still rioting, threatening electors, vowing to obstruct the president-elect in all ways, please read the following article.

Michael Totten has panned his usual intelligent and informed letter of advice on foreign policy to the president-elect. It is worth reading in its entirety.

Finally for the Luddites wringing their hands over Trump's environmental view, and his appointment of Myron Ebell to lead the EPA, read this.

Personally, I think Trump is already beginning to exceed my expectations, which were admittedly low.

Finally, from Samizdata: THis is the left, it's who they are, it's how they roll...


Right. We’re going in. Those trees gonna die.

Jennifer Saul, a professor of philosophy at the University of Sheffield, has a had a figurative and literal rude awakening. Writing in the Huffington Post, she says,
Authoritarianism in Sheffield
…you might think, local Labour councils would be on the side of the good—fighting authoritarianism and working to preserve what they can of the quality of life in their cities.
This morning, however, Sheffield’s Labour council showed us beyond a shadow of a doubt how they feel about the authoritarianism on the rise round the world. Overruling their own hand-picked Independent Tree Panels, they decided to descend on Rustlings Road, a quiet residential street, in the wee hours of the morning with 22 police officers, to fell 8 trees (6 of which the tree panels said should be saved). Residents were awakened in the middle of the night by police demanding that they move their cars. Three were arrested, including two pensioners. Police in the middle of the night, knocking on doors, dragging people out of bed? Arresting elderly law-abiding citizens? This is not the lovely left-wing city I thought I was moving to back in 1995.
I laughed at her political naivety until I remembered that I shared it. Whether the local authority was Labour, Conservative, or any other party, I would not have expected to read of vanloads of police with arc lights and bullhorns descending at dawn on any street of the UK for anything short of a raid on armed and dangerous gangsters.
Nor should Sheffield City Council get away with this less dramatic but equally ominous manipulation of the law:
We learned their recommendation today [i.e the decision of the Tree Panel], only after the felling. (Although the recommendation was dated 22 July, it was only published this morning at 4.30.) The council’s hand-picked experts recommended against felling 6 of the 8 trees. And yet the council was so determined to destroy them anyway that they engaged in a massive police action against law-abiding citizens in the middle of the night.
Other accounts of the incident can be read here and here.  By the way, none of the above news was 'fake'.


Well, Im glad that's over with...


  • : a feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people.

    I have to admit after putting up with the smug and pompous ignorance of those on the left and their mindless little tools for the last eight years, not to mention the media, I am taking pleasure in watching their caterwauling.  I know I shouldn't. I know that I should conduct myself better. But I am just enjoying this too much.  They have shown just how contemptuous they really are of democracy.   Cry me a river bitches.

    That's how it works in a representative democratic republic. We have elections, there are winners and losers. When Romney lost in what was without a doubt a rigged election. Did you see republicans rioting in the streets?  Did you see the media questioning voting results with less likelihood of happening than being struck by lighting twice in an hour?  No you didn't.  So try and act like adults, if you can.

    The left does not engage in earnest discussions or debates about ideas because they have no ideas. What few notions they do have fit on bumper stickers. The examples they hold forth are bankrupt failures like Venezuela. So of course they have to resort to 'public and private positions. Lying, name calling, bullying, and ostracism. And massive vote fraud. They bus in their professional agitators to cause riots. Or sending democrat operatives to Trump rallies to incite violence which the media then blames on Trump supporters. Folks are getting tired of it. Very tired of it.

    So now when they loose an election, instead of trying to discern why and maybe trying to improve, they have a collective meltdown and riot to try to invalidate a democratic election. SImply because the outcome was not what they wanted.

    You see, people like you are why I, and millions of others voted for Trump, and are why we will never, allow our second amendment rights to be in any way constrained.  Imagine if republicans were doing this. The media would go into warp drive to condemn it and offer it as proof that they were correct in their assumptions of us all along.  God you people are pathetic.

    And for those with enough gray matter to realize that Hillary may have received more popular votes, because dense urban areas are democrat strongholds,  feast on this, Trump won the electoral votes and that's what wins the election. This has happened before in our history.  You'd probably know that if they still actually taught American history. Also, not only did the republicans keep control of the senate AND the house. They gained in governorships. And overwhelmingly gained in state houses.

    Here's a lefty meltdown, but at least an honest one. (Thanks to American Digest.)

    Finally, a big "fuck you" to the mainstream media...


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