Saturday, September 5, 2015

Erick Erickson on the Impending Implosion of the GOP

Because they power-broker for themselves and ignore voters.
America, you're watching the beginning of the end of the Republican Party

"On Sunday, Douthat wrote,
“In an unhealthy system, the kind I suspect we inhabit, the Republicans will find a way to crush Trump without adapting to his message. In which case the pressure the Donald has tapped will continue to build — and when it bursts, the G.O.P. as we know it may go with it.”
Yes, exactly. The Republican Party is dying because the GOP in DC has gone corporate and K Street. They attack any Republicans who dare hold them to their promises. They’ve gone to war against Heritage Action for America, Club For Growth, the Madison Project, etc. They’ve blackballed any political consultant who does work for outsiders.

But even more importantly, the GOP protects their failed consultants who keep bringing in the bacon.

The Project ORCA guys are doing quite well. The guys who collapsed Voter Vault are doing well. The idiots who run outreach for the GOP go out and form consultancy groups, then get embedded within the NRCC, NRSC, or RNC itself and hand contracts back to themselves.

In short, the GOP has become so incestuous it continues to hemorrhage and will die. It cannot adapt because the key consultants it has shaping its future are wedded to the capital that comes from not changing.

It should be eye opening to the Republican leaders in Washinton that Ross Douthat and I have come to the same conclusion — they will not recognize the need to change and will therefore die."
I'm not too big on Erickson, but I do agree with this.

An American of Armenian Ancestry vs. Islam

Genocide, Islam, and Weaponized Empathy

Read it there.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Democrats and Their KKK Past, Redux

Democrats Get in Touch With Their Past By Dressing as KKK to Protest Trump

The Klan was long associated with the Democratic party which is what makes it so ironic that a bunch of libtards dressed up like Klansmen to protest Donald Trump this week.

I'm thinking that these were the standard criminals (illegals) that Dems love: ignorant and willing to be useful idiots.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

GOP Desperate To Shoot Itself In The Foot

Continuing the saga of Why I Am Not A Republican...

By forcing a loyalty pledge on the Republican presidential candidates the GOP has acknowledged two things: first, a great many people don't like the Republican entrenched politicians; second, those people could sink the party by voting for Trump in a third party.

So what do they do? Rather than accommodate the voters who support Trump by, let's say, developing an aggressively conservative platform, they instead insist on fealty as if they are a dictatorship. This is, as Trump has said, Stupid.

Let's take this to its logical conclusion. Trump won't sign (and shouldn't in my opinion). The leadership will consider him Not-A-Republican and will not support him in caucuses and the convention. Thus Trump absolutely WILL run third party, and defiantly so. The GOP will lose to Comrade Bernie... or Uncle Joe Feely Fingers.

The GOP is not dubbed the Stupid Party for no reason.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Dark Matter and Gravity, Continued

Dark Matter and Dark Energy are both fantasy creations which cosmologists have produced in order to explain the failure of gravitational calculations to explain observations of visible physical masses in space.

Dark matter is supposed to explain the failure of gravitational calculations to explain observations of galaxies not behaving according to calculatons, and similar effects.

Dark energy is supposed to take effect at the outer edge of the universe where the most distant objects are increasing speed rather than being slowed by the gravity which is behind them.

Gravity, it is admitted, is not understood. Still, the erroneous effects are not blamed on not comprehending gravity, instead they are blamed on fantasy substances which cannot be seen, cannot be measured, and apparently cannot be proven to even exist.

The problem is so bad that it is now said that the universe is made up of >95% darks - dark matter and dark energy. Which leaves less than 5% of the universe to be visible and knowable with materialist technology and science.

But in rational actuality, if the full characteristics of gravity, its cause and source as well as all of its effects were to become fully known and actually extend to the effects now attributed to the darks, then like epicycles, the darks would disappear. So why not study gravity (spooky action at a distance) more completely?

I don't know.

Quote of the Day

"AND HOW WOULD WE BE ABLE TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE: A rejection of the nuclear deal could lead to radicalism in Iran."
Sarah Hoyt at Instapundit

PC = Pathological Cognition

To appreciate the following, it has to be read in full; I'll just give the source.
The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.
This is a technically correct blow to the government-driven campus culture. But the problem is not technical at its base. The problem is ideological: cultural Marxism, when in control, will not relent to mere logic, not even the logic which reveals the destruction which is the natural consequence of Marxist Classism. The ideology is rooted in the pathology of the Marxist Class Warriors, now in control of both government and education systems. That they inflict cognitive pathology on others is of no concern to the Politically Correct - Social Marxist if the result is conversion to Social Justice Warriors.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Quote of the Day

Traitor to His Class
Nothing is more terrifying to the elite than Trump’s embrace of a tangible American nationalism

"Trump’s popularity, while beyond doubt, is treated not as a legitimate expression of popular will but as a mass psychosis to be diagnosed. It would seem to be the duty of every American pundit today to explain the inexplicable and problematic rise of Donald Trump. The critical question, however, is not the source of Trump’s popularity but rather the reason his popularity is so shocking to our political culture. Perhaps Trump’s candidacy threatens a larger consensus that governs our political and social life, and perhaps his popularity signifies a profound challenge to elite opinion."
Speak directly and carry a big wallet.

Friday, August 28, 2015

More Bogus Science

Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results
"Bleak" is too generous.
"In the investigation, a whopping 75% of the social psychology experiments were not replicated, meaning that the originally reported findings vanished when other scientists repeated the experiments. Half of the cognitive psychology studies failed the same test. Details are published in the journal Science.

Even when scientists could replicate original findings, the sizes of the effects they found were on average half as big as reported first time around. That could be due to scientists leaving out data that undermined their hypotheses, and by journals accepting only the strongest claims for publication."
Every finding should be replicated before publication. And falsifications should be published as well: a falsified experiment is as valuable a piece of knowledge as a supportive experiment.

Peer review and professional journals are still being found to be rife with bogus science. Dependence upon science for use as a source of Truth for use in a worldview is irrational. Scientism can never produce a true view of all reality. Moreover, this problem is already well known, and there is no sign of its abatement. Science is money driven and is always suspect, at least until it is too well empirically validated to warrant further questioning. Even then it is subject to further knowledge becoming available which negates the most trusted principles.

I Self-Identify As Anglo-Hun-Nordic-Franco-Latino-Sapien-Sapien-Neanderthal-Cro-Magnon-American-Legal Parentage.

Hm. Did you know that there is a “FOX News – Latino”? I didn’t, until today. Today’s Latino complaint is that Trump actually used a brand new secret code word, “Univision”, which Latinos actually know means “Mexico”. So Trump was telling Jorge Ramos to go back to Mexico when he told Ramos to “go back to Univision”, which is where Ramos is from and represents.

Every sentence Trump utters (if “utters” can be used to describe Trump’s style) is re-interpreted within the racist context of “Latino” cultural diktat. When Trump said that there are criminals amongst the illegals, he actually declared that “all Latinos are criminals”, and so is declared xenophobic and racist. That is Leftist-speak for tarring the truth speaker to avoid the spoken truths. Some things, and some classes, are sacrosanct, which means that any defects which the class might have cannot be spoken of.

Here’s the fact regarding Ramos: he was being a complete ass. He intended to produce exactly what happened – a firm, civil response by removing the ass from the group – so that he could claim discrimination and racism. Which he promptly did.

If Latinos are buying into this, then shame on them. Responding to incivility is rational and is, in fact, civil. That means that objecting to it is to endorse and promote incivility and in the case of illegals, lawlessness. That is the logical conclusion; but logic in not in play here.

This is reminiscent of the phobic Leftist anti-Semitic attacks on Israel, whenever Israel finally responds to being suicide bombed, shelled and rocketed by Palestinians and other Islamics. Party A is free to abuse Party B, but party B had better not respond to that abuse.

Party A in this case clearly is Mexico, the government of which published a pamphlet telling illegals how to behave when illegally entering the USA. Now the Mexican government is threatening its relationship with Texas, because Texas is fighting the waves of anchor babies produced by lawbreaking illegals, which abuse is promoted by Mexico.

So it is racist and xenophobic to object to illegal activities by whoever wants to violate US laws. This is the mentality of the era.

If some Americans insist on self-identifying as Latino, then I feel obligated to also self-identify as Anglo-Hun-Nordic-Franco-Latino-Sapien-Sapien-Neanderthal-Cro-Magnon-American-Legal Parentage. I have the documentation to prove it, except for the Cro-Magnon; I just feel Cro-Magnon, so that’s how I self-identify. I also self-identify with Red-Deer-Cave-People; but just on weekends.