Saturday, March 5, 2016

NYT: Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump


From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt over the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump.

Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear.

In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr. Romney four years ago rebelled against his message and plan. “I personally am disgusted by it — I think it’s disgraceful,” said Lola Butler, 71, a retiree from Mandeville, La., who voted for Mr. Romney in 2012. “You’re telling me who to vote for and who not to vote for? Please.”

More @ The NYT

Ron Paul: “Yes, we need gun control. We need to disarm our bureaucrats, then abolish the agencies." & A Message From Arden Bundy

“It is ironic that the proliferation of guns in the hands of the bureaucrats is pushed by the antigun fanatics who hate the Second Amendment and would disarm every law-abiding American citizen,” the Texas Congressman continued. “Yes, we need gun control. We need to disarm our bureaucrats, then abolish the agencies. If government bureaucrats like guns that much, let them seek work with the NRA.”

Paul then warned, “Force and intimidation are the tools of tyrants. Intimidation with government guns, the threat of imprisonment, and the fear of harassment by government agents puts fear into the hearts of millions of Americans.”

Trump in Louisiana: Millions Voting ‘That Never Gave a D**n Before’

Via Billy

Trump New Orleans AP PhotoGerald Herbert

“You have a movement going on like we haven’t seen, they say ever in our country,” GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump told a sea of sign waving supporters from an airport hanger in New Orleans, Louisiana on the eve of the state’s presidential primary election.

Trump went on to claim future victories in states like Virginia, Florida, Ohio, and Michigan — Ohio and Florida being particularly notable as the home states of rival candidates Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) won his home state of Texas in the deluge of Super Tuesday contests.

More @ Breitbart


Via Billy

A personal note from Peter Ticktin who knows the guy from high school:

As a law firm, we at The Ticktin Law Group do not like to get involved in politics. As soon as we endorse one side, we risk alienating everyone on the other side. Also, our lawyers and staff are, themselves, on both sides. Politics is not our game. However, Justice is!

If you saw a guy get publicly smeared, and you knew him well from the days you were friends and seniors together in high school, if you knew him to be a decent and honest man, would you want to say something? This is why I need to share what I know.

I was aghast at watching last night's debate. It was a set-up. The moderators, Cruz, and Rubio were all like little alligators trying to take a bite out of Trump. Yes, Donald Trump has had some failures, but he has been exceedingly successful. None of this came out. Instead, there was a general attack. Rubio simply makes up lies. He pretends that Trump has small hands and makes fun of him for something which isn't even real. He pretends that Donald wets his pants, and makes fun of him, as though it was true, and then he calls Donald Trump a "Bully."

I am not suggesting that you should vote or not vote for anyone. I just need to defend a former friend who is being smeared.

Like Donald Trump, I attended New York Military Academy ("NYMA") for high school. In fact, in our senior year, together, Donald was my captain, and I was his 1st Platoon Sergeant. I sometimes joke that I ran his first company for him, Company "A."

People don't really change much from the ages of 17 and 18, and I know this guy. I know him to be a good decent guy. We lived and breathed an Honor Code in those years. It wasn't just a rule. It was our way of life. Neither Donald, nor any other cadet who graduated with us would ever lie, cheat, or steal from a fellow cadet. These values became irreversibly intertwined in the fabric of our personalities, of who we are.

Of the 99 guys (no girls in those days) in our class, there is not one who I know who has a bad word to say about Donald Trump. Think of it. With all the jealousies which arise in high school and thereafter, with all the potential envy, not one of us has anything other than positive memories of this man. How could we? He was an "A" student, a top athlete, and as a leader, he was highly respected.

We never feared him, yet we never wanted to disappoint him. He had our respect. He was never a bigot in any way, shape or form. He only hates those who hate. Of course he denounces the KKK

As to the discussion with the New York Times, it is his choice to release the 'off the record' remarks.

 However, if he does, it opens the door for all political opposition to make that demand for everyone, and that means that our press will never get those 'off the record' remarks which help them to understand the realities of the campaign. Moreover, the idea that Donald Trump confessed some alternate theory of his position is preposterous. Can anyone believe that all those NY Times reporters are walking around knowing some deep dark nasty secret about a guy who is seeking an endorsement?

The Republican establishment is afraid of Donald Trump. Why? They are afraid that he will lose to Hillary. They don't hate Donald. They hate her. They are so fearful that they fail to see that by expanding the base of voters for Trump, he is more likely to win.

Watching the chorus of whiners, decriers, denigrators, and self-righteous put-down experts from so many directions, from Mit Romney, to Megyn Kelly, Little Mario, it has to make you wonder. Why? Why are so many people so angry with Donald Trump, that they are lying, name calling, ridiculing, and demeaning him as they do. Either they are afraid, or they know him to be evil.

This is why I feel the need to speak out at this time. I know this man. He is a lot of things, but he is not evil. He is a decent honest guy who loves this country, and who is willing to sacrifice so much of what is left of his life, because he knows that this country needs to be fixed, and that it is going to require someone who can do the job. He just doesn't see anything around him other than political hacks, so he is willing to take this huge responsibility.

I'm not saying that he is the only one who can do the job. My point is simply as to his motivation and his goodness.

This next decade is going to be one of major changes. We all see the climate changing, and the world food supply is getting lower. Our fish stock around the world is running low. Oil prices will cause countries to fail. The Middle East is beyond repair, and we have become weak and ineffective around the world. Donald Trump sees the issues and knows that he can assemble leaders who would have the best chance of fixing things. This is why he is running. He does not need it for his own aggrandizement. He doesn't need another big jet or to take up residence in the White House. He just wants things to be fixed, and he knows that the politicians won't fix anything.

I knew Donald Trump and was close to him in our senior year in high school. I just want you to know that there is nothing to fear from him. His character is as good as it gets. He is a patriot, taking on a heroic task, and being thanked by massive abuse.

If you want to see a true reflection of a man, look at his children. Need I say more?

HUCKABEE RIPS ROMNEY: ‘Establishment Needs to Be Grateful This Is a Revolution by Ballots Not Bullets’

Via Billy

Mike Huckabee obliterated Mitt Romney and his hypocritical attacks on Donald Trump Saturday on FOX News.

Huckabee also went after the establishment in Washington DC.

Mike Huckabee:People are angry and they feel like let’s give somebody a chance that’s disconnected from all those people… The most glaring thing to come from that Romney speech is he hit Trump for not releasing tax returns. Mitt Romney did not release tax his own returns until six weeks before the elections in September of 2012. He hit him for having wealth. Now think about the irony of that. Mitt Romney who inherited vast amounts of wealth hitting Donald Trump for having inherited wealth.

Then he hit him for some of the businesses that didn’t work out that Donald Trump founded. Bain Capital had 22% of their businesses that didn’t work out. That went Chapter 11. It’s part of the process if you’re a major entrepreneur. And then to hit him over the tax returns and say I bet there’s stuff in there’ when that’s exactly what Harry Reid tried to do to Mitt Romney back in 2012…

Tom Delay: Voters Need to Understand “The Delegates Pick the Nominee”

Via sauced07

It’s not stealing. It’s the process.


Tom Delay: It’s not stealing the nomination. It’s the process. People need to realize that this is not an election of a president. This is the nomination of a candidate. And there’s a process and there’s rules and everybody has a fair shot at those rules. But in the end, the representatives, the delegates make the decision at the convention one way or another. And if no candidate gets to the convention with the majority of the votes then the delegates, duly elected to represent the people who have voted, get to decide. It’s not stealing anything.

Drinking and Skydiving

Via Bill

Hi Brock

This is Real  This happened a couple of days before Christmas in 1982.  Me and a friend had just left Perris Valley Paracenter Airport to go to Collidge AZ for the Christmas / New Year's Boogie and when we got there we were informed of "The Bounce!" at Perris !(right after we left) Well, when we got back after New Year's, the "Crater" was still there!! This is the Photo!  It looks like one I took but may be someone else's?  The Guy was doing his second static line jump and "Went in!"  His Family sue'd the DZ but the DZ got the Coroner's report which stated that his BAL (Blood Alcohol Level) was a (0.12) .08 being legally (DRUNK) to operate a motor vehicle and somehow he managed to go out to his car and take a couple of hits off a bottle of Jack before he went up! 'Signed statement before the jump...."Not under the influence of alcohol or drugs!"    Look Close!

When I am organizing a Skydive, I don't care what color you are, what sex you are, what race you are, I only want to know one thing...."Can You Skydive good enough to complete the task at hand on this Skydive?"

No that is not the "Bottom Line,"

The "Bottom Line" is,


Psychology has brought Communism to America

Via Billy

The Use of Psychopolitics in Spreading Communism,

 “In the United States we have been able to alter the works of William James, and others, into a more acceptable pattern, and to place the tenants of Karl Marx, Pavlov, Lamarck, and the Data of Dialectical Materialism into the textbooks of psychology, to such a degree that anyone thoroughly studying psychology becomes at once a candidate to accept the reasonableness of communism.” (Beria, pp. 53)

 “You must work until religion is synonymous with insanity. You must work until the officials of the city, county and state governments will not think twice before they pounce on religious groups as public enemies.” (Beria, pp. 60)

 “As every chair of psychology in the United States is occupied by a person in our connection, or who can be influenced by a person in our connection, the consistent employment of such texts is guaranteed. (Referring back to the quote on textbooks) They are given the authoritative ring and they are carefully taught. (Beria, pp. 53)

 “The tenants of rugged individualism, personal determination, self-will, imagination, and personal creativeness are alike in the masses antipathetic to the Good of the Greater State. These willful and unaligned forces are no more than illnesses which bring about disaffection, disunity, and at length the collapse of the group to which the individual is attached.” (Beria, pp. 9)

‘Scary, Tense, New Level of Menace”: PROTESTERS GET PHYSICAL, INTERRUPT, SCREAM PROFANITIES at Massive Trump Rally in New Orleans

Via Billy

Bad vibes.” “Scary.” “Tense.” “Physical.” “New level of menace.” “Vicious.”
Those are the words used by reporters who covered the New Orleans campaign rally by leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Friday evening to describe the leftist anti-Trump protesters who disrupted the rally and the reactions of fed-up Trump supporters.

More with many videos @ The Gateway Pundit

Charlemagne’s DNA and Our Universal Royalty

Via Ryan

Nobody in my past was hugely famous, at least that I know of. I vaguely recall that an ancestor of mine who shipped over on the Mayflower distinguished himself by falling out of the ship and having to get fished out of the water. He might be notable, I guess, but hardly famous. It is much more fun to think that I am a bloodline descendant of Charlemagne. And in 1999, Joseph Chang gave me permission to think that way.

Chang was not a genealogist who had decided to make me his personal project. Instead, he is a statistician at Yale who likes to think of genealogy as a mathematical problem. When you draw your genealogy, you make two lines from yourself back to each of your parents. Then you have to draw two lines for each of them, back to your four grandparents. And then eight great-grandparents, sixteen great-great-grandparents, and so on. But not so on for very long. If you go back to the time of Charlemagne, forty generations or so, you should get to a generation of a trillion ancestors. That’s about two thousand times more people than existed on Earth when Charlemagne was alive.

More @ Phenomena

Rethinkin’ Lincoln

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The most frequent question I have received during promotion of my new book, 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America and Four Who Tried to Save Her, has been, “How can you say that Lincoln screwed up America?”

After all, he is the man who saved the Union and who put slavery on the path to extinction.

There should be a qualifier…at the expense of the Constitution.

Lincoln’s crimes against the Constitution are not as well-known as they should be, but historians and legal scholars, even mainstream academics, have begun to take a hard look at the lasting legacy of Lincoln’s abuse of executive power, particularly in the last decade.

Lincoln was called a dictator and a tyrant by many Northern opponents, was publicly castigated by former presidents Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan and famous authors Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville, and barely squeaked by in the 1864 election even though the war was in hand and he only had to win Northern votes.  That should say something about his reputation among his peers, but how did he “screw up” America and the Constitution?

"We intend to fight the Yankees to the last drop of bourbon."

l johnson

Sayings By or For Southerners, Part XXVI

A friend’s encounter with a clergyman:  His mission, he says, is Social Justice.  Our South Carolina governor, when she removed the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds, had “a Jesus moment,” a Divine Revelation of Social Justice.  He hopes that  others will have such a Moment.  What impressed me most about this leader of the faith was not the arrogant complacency but the sheer stupidity.  
–Clyde Wilson

I did not believe more than I ever had, that the nation would unite indefinitely behind any Southerner.  One reason the country could not rally behind a Southern president, I was convinced, was that the metropolitan press of the Eastern Seaboard would never permit it.  My experience in office had confirmed this reaction.  I was not thinking just of the derisive articles about my style, my clothes, my manner, my accent, and my family—although I admit I received enough of that kind of treatment in my first few months as President to last a lifetime.  I was also thinking of a more deep-seated and far-reaching attitude—a disdain for the South that seems to be woven into the fabric of Northern experience.  This is a subject that deserves a more profound explanation than I can give it here—a subject that has never been sufficiently examined.     
–President Lyndon B. Johnson