Monday, November 30, 2015

It's Drink O'Clock: Arrested For Driving While Blind

Fiorina: "This is so typical of the left..."

Carly Fiorina went on the defense this weekend condemning the left's attempts to smear pro-lifers with the recent shootings in Colorado Springs.

Chinese Covert Propaganda or a Big Radio Nothingburger?

by Mouser The King Cat

Matt Drudge, who scours news sources like nobody else, occasionally runs into what is known in the biz as a “slow news day.”  One happened recently, producing this website headline:
Wow. Made me look. With quick detective work, I could tell that neither Limbaugh nor Hannity had been infiltrated. Ditto Larry Elder, heard in Los Angeles on 870 KRLA.
The story behind the breathless headline came from Reuters. It detailed how state-run Chinese Radio International, allied with U.S. interests, is buying (or leasing time on) stations in major markets, including Washington.
The Washington station is licensed to the wealthy bedroom community of Leesburg, Virginia. WCRW has a 50,000-watt daytime signal; at night its 1,300 watts on 1190 AM can barely be heard.
Uh, I really wouldn’t expect stories about dissident groups in Tibet or air pollution. Nor am I surprised that CRI is putting its message out. A country that builds high-rise apartments with no residents in them would not flinch at broadcasting on radio stations nobody listens to.
The Leesburg station made good money – 35 years ago. Economic forces have chipped away at live-and-local community stations, to the point many have gone dark or carry only simulcasts from FM. Or, in this case, stuff from China.
Based on the Reuters story, the FCC will investigate. But consider this: CRI would air a story advocating an uprising against the Chinese government before anybody on MSNBC would utter the slightest criticism about the Obama administration.
Feel free to rethink your definition of state-controlled broadcasting.

Gains by Cruz and Rubio in Iowa, Drop by Carson

Do the Sexual Accusers of Bill Clinton Deserve to be Believed?

Conference Organizers Hit the Buzzer as Obama's Climate Speech Goes 11 Minutes Over Schedule

Hope for the future

by Mouser The King Cat

John Mackey is co-founder of Whole Foods, which is all about locally sourced this and organic that and fair-trade whatever. The grocery chain started in 1980, and as CEO he carefully studies core customers – snobs willing to pay higher prices (hence the chain’s nickname, “Whole Paycheck.”)
Most of the world assumes Mr. Mackey would also be a progressive, but the record disagrees. He has been quoted as opposing Obamacare, a higher minimum wage, and oppressive regulation by the government.
In an interview with Nick Gillespie of Reason magazine, Mr. Mackey aired his pro-capitalism views. His explanation of what’s oozing from college faculties rings true.
“Intellectuals have always disdained commerce. That is something that tradesmen did – people that were in a lower class. Minorities oftentimes did it, like you had the Jews in the West. And when they became wealthy and successful and rose, then they were envied, they were persecuted and their wealth confiscated, and many times they were run out of country after country. Same thing happened with the Chinese in the East. They were great businesspeople as well.”
Later Mr. Mackey took on the contempt that academia seems to have for capitalism.
Mr. Mackey’s observations can’t be expected to penetrate the calcified brains of business school professors. Students are another story.
As he puts it: “Social progress is made one funeral at a time. Young people are eager for these ideas.”

46 Times President Obama told Americans 'That's Not Who We Are'

The 2015 UN Climate Conference farce begins today in Paris

By Rob Janicki

In what would be better described as The Climate of Hysteria Conference in Paris, we find world leaders gathering around the concept of man made climate change as the great Satan of this century.  Forget about global jihad by Islamic terrorists.  It's all about global climate change, the latest liberal subterfuge for the failed idea that there is global warming afoot and it's man made, which can be reversed if mankind will only act to forestall usage of fossil fuels and their evil resulting carbon dioxide (CO2), a green house gas.

The historical record indicates that there has been no global warming for over the past 18 years and 7 months, but that is just a minor detail and an inconvenience for liberals to explain as they roll out their narrative of impending doom.  The fact that earth seems to be experiencing extreme weather conditions is explainable, since all the extreme events we have seen in recent years, when compared to historical records, are not that extreme at all and fall within the parameters of modern record keeping.

So, if there has been no global warming in over 18 years, then the climate events that some have called extreme, could not have been caused by man made warming conditions, like the increase in carbon dioxide through the burning of fossil fuels.  In other words, climate changes that are viewed as extreme by proponents of global warming cannot be attributed to man made warming and, still further, can be explained as falling within the historical record of climate change and thus are normal oscillations in climate.

If there has been no global warming in over 18 years and extreme climate events can be explained to fall within normal historical parameters how can any reduction in man made greenhouse gases reduce a problem that does not exist in nature's climate reality?

Rational people who are actually involved in the scientific study and analysis of climate and weather   realize that man has little power to control nature, which is the real driver of global climate and weather and has been at it for over 4 billion years.  Much is said by global warming proponents about rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, and they have been rising and are now at about 398 ppm.  What these alarmists don't reveal is that during the last Ice Age the C02 level was in the 600 ppm range.  Are we then actually heading for another Ice Age?  Many climatologists are now predicting a mini ice age by the year 2100.

Lest anyone forget, plants consume CO2 and give off oxygen in the photosynthesis process.  Greater CO2 levels result in greater plant growth and crop harvests, thus reducing global hunger and poverty.  But that result does not fit the liberal narrative that man made greenhouse gases must be regulated by government for the good of the collective.

One can only imagine what kind of international agreement will come out of this UN Conference.  It should be very interesting to see what Obama will do with any agreement that he brings back for legislative examination.  It's already being reported that an agreement has previously been prepared and will actually be presented for the approval of this august body of liberals to saddle mankind with greater costs for energy, which ought to increase both poverty and hunger, while throwing developing nations back into third world status. 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Baby, Its Cold Outside

Sunday Cocktail Hour: Killing the Blues (Live)

RadioActivity: Jack Benny - Shoelaces for Don

Original Broadcast Date: Dec 8, 1946

Stairway to Gilligan's Island

The rich don’t act rich

by Mouser The King Cat

David Brooks writes for the op-ed pages of The New York Times, where he is billed as a conservative voice. Those on the political right use him as a piƱata. But compared to the wild-eyed loonies at The Times, Mother Jones magazine and Mizzou, he’s fairly conservative.
Mr. Brooks opines but also reports. A recent assignment was for The Times’ Sunday magazine, where articles must be produced with a substantial lead time. He tagged along for six days on Four Seasons’ new 24-day, around-the-world vacation, where the travel is by private jet and guests are pampered at the chain’s luxury hotels during two- and three-night stops.
The price tag: $120,000. (For those thinking bucket list, a homework assignment: Research life insurance viatical settlements.)
This passage was pretentious enough to give Mr. Brooks’ critics ammunition:
With that last sentence, asshat detectors went off, triggering predictable online derision.
Then Mr. Brooks’ luck changed — for the worse. Terrorists murdered dozens in Paris (some presumably tourists) a day before the magazine actually hit the streets.

So if somebody puts “Asshat Court” on TV, Mr. Brooks could be tried and sentenced to a trip through the grinding poverty of Appalachia. In a crappy  rental car.

Encore: Rose of Cimarron

Liberal Logic of a Desperate Diva

The first and last tweet in this thread tie it all together as only a hypocritical Democrat can do.

How Ahmed The Clock Boy Conned America

Warning - strong language . . .


ISIS fighters seen leapfrogging in bizarre training video

Allahu Quackbar

by Kim D.
Web pranksters 4chan have lightened the ISIS mood, so to speak, by photoshopping ducks on the heads of notorious jihadists. Instead of chanting the same old "Allahu Akbar," the ducky jihadists shout "Allahu Quackbar."

Modern Educayshun - Mocking #PC Stupidity of the #SJW

#TedCruz on the Rise in #Iowa

#TedCruz is ready to be our Commander in Chief #Cruz2016

Friday, November 27, 2015

It's Drink O'Clock: I'm a Christmas music junkie

I always kick off the Christmas music season with this live version of Run Run Rudolph by Foghat.

It. Rocks.

The corruption of higher education in America.

By Rob Janicki

The corruption of higher education in America didn't happen accidentally.  It's always been a goal of liberalism.  You see, higher education is where minds are molded and those that do the molding of these pliable young minds determine the future of America to a very great extent.  

Education, in general, is one of the pillars of society that liberalism seeks to control, just as it seeks to control the national healthcare system and the economy through the fiscal and monetary policy of government and its many agencies and institutions like the Federal Reserve System.  Control of these areas translates out to intensive control of people, their behaviors and literally their health and wellbeing.

Education is simply one of the means to control people, their thinking and thus what can be expected in their responses to the tenets of liberalism in its many forms.  What higher education institutions have become in America today are liberal 're-eduction camps' that seek to build upon the K thru 12 public education experience of mediocrity.  Public education in America today ranks in the lower half of the developed industrial nations around the world.

From my personal experience in education in southern California, fully one-third of students entering community colleges are doing so as probationary students pending their passing remedial classes in math and English.  Imagine what that says about these students and the high schools that actually awarded them a diploma, essentially telling the world a lie that these students were prepared to meet the challenges of further higher education in America.  Meanwhile, liberals are pushing for free college educations for everyone, including these functionally challenged students.  Only in the minds of liberals does doubling down on stupid make sense, since it does contribute to their ultimate goal of people control.

And what has higher education done for American students once they arrive in those hallowed halls of higher learning?  They offer them curriculums in nonsensical and meaningless areas of study that lead to nowhere in the world of work that you and I know.  Instead, these curriculums prepare these students to become 'community activists' and such, cast in the mold of their liberal progressive professors.  

Higher education today is nothing but 'boot camp' for preparing liberal progressive government parasites, since government will more often than not accept these phony degrees, whereas the private sector seeks people with meaningful and relevant areas of study that most closely align with their business goals and objectives.  The federal government is the largest single employer of people in America, which should tell us something is terribly wrong in the economy when an organization that  essentially produces nothing and contributes very little to the economy is the largest employer of labor. 

What we are seeing around colleges and universities across America today is the result of liberals having captured the minds of the future that will lead America and those that will unquestionably follow those new young leaders.  Despite this message of doom for America, there is some hope, which I will discuss in the waning days of 2015. 

RadioActivity: Christmas in Connecticut - Starring Ronald Reagan - Jane Wyman

Original Broadcast Date: Aug 5, 1946

Michelle Obama: "Monitor Your Family for Racial Intolerance" Happy Holidays

By Elizabeth Nelson

I'm sure everyone remembers when Obama unleashed the Pajama Boy campaign, around Christmas and wanted our family members to pimp and push getting Obama's toxic Obamacare insurance, while we were trying to enjoy our Christmas dinner.  Guess what, the Obama's are at it again, but this time it has nothing to do with insurance but family racism.

She's right, we don't have to eat together or live together in the same neighborhoods.  IF you don't like living around me, my American flag and Christian Car, feel free to move out of my subdivision, instead of acting like a spy for Obama. What other "program" do they want to start, if they're having our children spy on us?

Michelle destroyed school lunches, why not destroy our holiday dinner?

If we don't learn from our history, we are doomed to repeat it.  So, because of the Obamas and Obamacare, our doctors are now being asked to inquire if we have a gun in our home and other invasive questions and now our children are "dragging us down the path of racial tolerance" to see if we have the potential to tell an "off-color" joke?  Has everyone forgotten about Eisenhower with his McCarthyism the Red Scare where Americans were "turning in their Neighbor as a Communists." 

What do the Obamas plan on doing with all this information they are collecting from the doctors and all of these kids.  Obama and Eisenhower aren't the only radical Presidents. Remember Roosevelt's Japanese-American internment camps? Also in his internment camps were Kids, Italian-Americans  and German-Americans.  Oh, but this could never happen today, right?


Ask yourself, who could he possibly be talking about keeping in "prolonged detention," especially when he's bent on closing GITMO and he's stead-fast in his decision that, "we will never be at war with ISLAM."  As for Obama's "Rule of Law," we've seen time-and-time-again that in Obamanation, this is empiric, unconstitutional and arbitrary at the end of his pen.

Our National Obamacare Nightmare

The Clintons’ Colombian connection: a secret investment fund

Even as Hillary Clinton is upping her anti-Wall Street rhetoric, here comes word that the Clinton Foundation is running a private-equity company down in Colombia.
The private-equity field is where Mitt Romney earned his fortune — and hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of negative ads from the Obama campaign back in 2008.
The foundation’s Bogota-based firm, Fondo Acceso, was started in 2010 by Bill Clinton, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and mining magnate Frank Giustra, with seed funding of $20 million from the foundation’s Clinton-Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative and the SLIM Foundation, the Washington Free Beacon reports.

Anything to hide here? Well, Fondo Acceso took down its Web site once the Beacon broke the story. And the venture wasn’t even registered as a private-equity fund in Colombia, thereby skirting government oversight. A good move for an investment firm linked to the US secretary of state...   READ MORE

Thursday, November 26, 2015

We Now Conclude Our Broadcast Day: Ooh La La (Live)

I Saw it on TV

Candy-O (Live)


Rush Limbaugh - The Real Thanksgiving Story

From his book "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims", Rush Limbaugh tells the most important part of the real Thanksgiving story in which the Pilgrims learn a valuable life lesson about the difference between socialism/communism and free markets when it comes to human freedom and prosperity.

Reinventing Turkey Day Leftovers!

by J.R. Holmsted

After you've had your first, second, and third helpings of your traditional Thanksgiving meal, you're usually left with an overage of turkey and stuffing. What do you do with that besides make sandwiches? Be a real American and make a casserole, of course!

Here's a go-to dish that has been around my family for a couple generations. It also makes a quick and easy meal with that slaved away, homemade taste any day of the year! I'll give you guidelines if you are using leftovers and if you are making this as a standalone meal.

Holmsted Turkey (or Chicken) Casserole 

~3 cups of stuffing (or 1 box Stovetop type stuffing)
~2 cups turkey chopped or shredded (rotisserie chicken works great!)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
Turkey, chicken, or whatever stock you have on hand

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the 2 cans of soup and stuffing in a medium mixing bowl.
Add turkey or chicken. Then add a little more.
Depending on how dry your mixture is (varies because of stuffing), add stock until it is sticky, but moist. Usually between 3/4 of a cup and 1 1/4 cups.
Grease a casserole dish (9x13 works great, but don't stress about the exact size!) and pour mixture in and spread evenly.
Bake 20-30 minutes until top and edges are golden. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Feel free to ask any questions, but seriously y'all, this is one you just can't mess up! Mix in a bowl and throw it in the pan and it will taste great! Goes great with all your Thanksgiving vegetable leftovers. Any other time just take 10 minutes to saute some mushrooms, heat up a can of green beans, or make a quick side salad.

Enjoy and hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

A Thanksgiving Wish Came True!

by Kim D.

Our Thanksgiving feast is over, yet the fun continues and the boys are playing touch football and canoeing the lake here in South Carolina. My appetite is completely ruined, yet I have a cozy, satisfied feeling . . . not from the food but from the uber liberals in my family.

Politics creeped into the discussion this year, but it wasn't about Obamacare or immigration/Syrian refugees. It was about which Republican was going to win the White House in 2016. My sister-in-law is terrified of Trump and is hoping for a Rubio nomination but agrees with me that Cruz is probably more qualified. Hillary isn't even in the conversation.

There is a God and He has blessed us well this Thanksgiving Day!

A Fowl Story that We've Heard Before: Obama Pardons Turkeys

By Elizabeth Nelson

Okay, so this pardon is for freeing turkeys, not a high-profile Muslim, thousands of Illegal aliens with a horrific criminal record or a terrorists. 

These are just misunderstood turkeys named Abe and Honest.  Fitting that the runner-up turkey that almost hit the dinner-table was named Honest. Because we all know that Obama wouldn't willingly pick anything Honest, if it cornered him in a broom closet.

A fortunate fowl named Abe edged out his rival Honest in the annual pardon contest, which now takes the form of an online vote.

After pardoning Abe, Mr. Obama said the runner-up, Honest, “looks like good eating” but acknowledged both birds would be freed and spared the Thanksgiving table. Read more Washington Journal

Although hokey, the pardoning of the turkey goes all the way back to President John F. Kennedy in 1963. However, I'm sure Kennedy's jokes about saving his turkeys had to be better then Obama's. 

Obama should really stick to what he does best, taking vacations, and fire whoever wrote his turkey jokes, because they smell as bad as his foreign policy. 

After watching this short clip, I sit dumbfounded at the little information I took away and that "it's hard for him [Obama] to believe that this is his seventh year pardoning a Turkey."  I can understand why it's hard for him to believe. I never expected him to be in the White House this long either, to be honest with you. 

Perhaps he gave Americans more credit and his reelection came as a shock to him, as it did to the other 49% of us that didn't vote for him, because we were well aware of the failures of his first term and foretold of the Cold War Thaw, demise of America and 19 trillion dollar National debt we're seeing now, if he were reelected.  Not to mention, I'm sure he expected to be impeached by now.

89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

by J.R. Holmsted

It's a Macy's tradition. It's a New York tradition. It's an American tradition. I've watched it on TV and stood in the crowd along the route when it still went down Broadway. I've even performed in the parade. It is near and dear to my heart. So, in honor of the the 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, here's a couple of videos to get you in the spirit!

Someday a video will surface from the 2000 parade in which this gal performed, but until then the video of the parade that killed Barney will have to do.

A few more facts via CNN: 7 things you need to know about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

It really is something everyone should experience at least once in their lives, but watching while cozy in pajamas with a hot cup of coffee is pretty enjoyable, too. Wherever you're watching from, Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving - U Can't stuff this

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

God Must Love Stupid: New Black Panthers & Farrakhan Call for a Black Friday Boycott Again this Year

By Elizabeth Nelson

God must love stupid, because He sure made enough of it.  We've watched the fight over the name "Redskins," because it offended all of a handful of "Indians." Now Black Lives Matter, The Black Panthers and Luis Farrakhan have yet again rallied blacks to the point that they have their panties in a wad over the decades long tradition of saving up to 75% off items the day after Thanksgiving, known as "Black Friday."  Of course, they aren't saying anything about "Cyber Monday."

Coming to a town near you, boycotts of retail stores that aren't owned by black owners.  I'm sure my all-time favorite town will boycott again this year, as they did last year.  Sit down for this one, Ferguson, MO.

Here in Jacksonville, FL, our boycott goes one step further.  We're tying our Boycott to the death of a teen who died at the hand of Michael Dunn.  Dunn was tried twice for this crime.  The family didn't like the  Attempted 2nd-Degree Murder conviction and the 60-year sentence that went with it, so we tried him again on the mistrial murder charge. 

Of course, if he were a black man killing a white person, I'm sure we would have tried him a second time until the family got the verdict they wanted.  They would have done that to OJ, if he would have had a mistrial, right?

Jordan was killed on Black Friday in 2012. His father is a part of the national “Black Friday Blackout” or “Not One Dime” boycott, where the black community and anyone else who wants to participate are urged not to spend any money on Black Friday. The latest numbers show African-Americans have $1 trillion in buying power.

“This is not a religious movement, this is a unity movement. The type of work that was going on in the '60s for human rights and civil rights, which black and African people failed to receive,” Muhammad said.

This is a unity movement? What are they uniting? After the weekend, they go back to spending full price for the electronics they would have saved up to 75% on.  Oh, wait, what was I thinking, in places like Ferguson, they've already walked out of the store with these items for free.

As if Black Lives Matter and The New Black Panther Party pushing this wasn't enough, Farrakhan couldn't miss jumping onto the racist bandwagon.  He loves hearing the vomitous sound of his own hate-filled voice, as he called for black people to boycott Black Friday and Christmas.  Of course, because they don't need to save up to 75% on items, in this down economy or help their community.


The saddest part of this entire boycott is that it shines a bright light on the ignorance behind it.  Black Friday has nothing to do with the skin color of the person doing the shopping or slavery.  Black Friday actually has three definitions, two of which have a monetary nature.

1. September 24, 1869, the day the markets crashed following a failed attempt by some financiers to corner the gold market. Led to a depression. Read more at: World History Project

2. In a more general sense, any Friday in which a public calamity occurred. 

3. More recently, the term Black Friday has been applied to the day after Thanksgiving in which retailers make enough sales to put themselves "into the black ink" and out of the red.

Read more at Investor Words

We've have swung so far to the liberal left that common sense is no longer common and nothing makes sense anymore.  Police are the enemy and the PC Police are now the heroes of the world.  Don't believe me? Blacks Boycott "Black Friday" because it's too Black.  

I guess now we'll have to call it "Financial Freedom Friday."  Then, we can't forget that the liberals found a handful of "Indians" that found the term Redskins "offensive." Think you're free? Try saying the name "Jesus" anywhere in public today.  Oh wait, Obama's already said, "Gay trumps Religion in the Constitution,"
so Christian, Muslims & their Allah have more freedom than we do.  I guess the Atheists will now have to go after the "offensive" New Orleans Saints.

Stare Down with Chicago Cops

by J.R. Holmsted

Protesters flooded the streets of Chicago last night in response to a video showing Laquan McDonald being shot sixteen times by an officer last October. People across the nation were understandably shocked and upset when they watched the video that showed McDonald being shot 16 times by police. Many were even more angered that the black teen was shot by a white officer. The video was seemingly hidden from the public, angering many especially in light of recent events across the country and the call for increased police accountability. The situation is even further exacerbated by the delay in bringing charges against the officer for over year.

Despite tensions running high between citizens, cops, and the city's leadership, Chicago was spared a repeat of Ferguson and Baltimore. By all accounts this morning, the protests were overwhelmingly peaceful. There were a few reported non-violent civil disturbances and several arrests for blocking roadways, but that was the bulk of it. 

There was one man who stood out amongst the others. He protested without signs, chants, or marching in solidarity. His manner of protest? Relentlessly staring into the face of cops.

And the same man again, with a different cop:

A bold and controversial statement, but what of this approach? It seemed to be a tactic of intimidation, if not an outright attempt to provoke a reaction from the cops. Both cops showed measured restraint as cameras flashed around them, recording their every blink. The man certainly garnered media attention. Tweets have gone viral, GIFs have been made, and discussions have been sparked across social media. If that was his goal, he succeeded.

With the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow, if the protests continue, one can only hope they will succeed in being as uneventful as they were last night.

RadioActivity: Sorry, Wrong Number

Nov 18, 1948

Rally for Religious Liberty #CruzCrew #Cruz2016

A Thanksgiving Miracle - SNL

Pardon Me? - A Tale of Two Turkeys

President Blowhard: Obama's Long Wars Continue, Regardless of What He Says

Simple Yet Delicious: Candied #SweetPotatoes

by Kim D.

My mother knows I love, love sweet potatoes, especially at Thanksgiving, so I know her receipe for candied sweet potatoes will be on the menu Thursday - enjoy! And for those needing an easy, last-minute side dish tomorrow, this one works beautifully.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a large baking dish. Boil 6 medium sweet potatoes until tender then drain. Let potatoes cool slightly then peel and slice (1/4-1/2 inch) and arrange in baking dish. Pour 1/3 cup melted butter over potatoes.
In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar (1 cup) and water (1/4 cup). Bring to a boil then simmer for about 5 minutes. Pour sugar over potatoes and sprinkle with salt (1/2 tsp). Bake for 1 hour, basting sugar over potatoes every 15 minutes. 

Vomit Bag Alert: Obama - 'What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be' to hold climate conference in Paris

The stealth campaign of Ted Cruz.

By Rob Janicki

Ted Cruz has been pretty much ruled out as a serious contender in the Republican presidential nomination process since his announced candidacy on March 23rd this year.  That is, until now.  Cruz appears to have silently laid the ground work for an epic challenge to the GOP establishment candidates and outsider Donald Trump.  The most recent polling shows Cruz and Rubio on the rise with Trump plateauing and Dr. Carson actually losing momentum.  I think we can safely forget about the other single digit candidates going forward.

Looking at the nuts and bolts of the Cruz campaign.

Cruz has raised more money than any Republican, except Jeb Bush, and more non-PAC money than any other Republican.  Cruz is reported to have more cash on hand than any of his GOP rivals and is on pace to improve on his previous fund raising. 

Vastly underrated and underreported, Cruz was the first candidate to recruit chairmen in all 171 counties in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.  This is no small feat and has shown the political pros that Cruz is one serious candidate.  Success begets success, especially in future fund raising and Cruz is right on track according to his master plan.

A side note of consequence, but essentially unreported, is that Cruz, and no other Republican, has been sending out representatives to the five U.S. Territories, Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Virgin Islands, in order to lock in those extra convention delegates who could prove decisive, if the nomination process goes down to a brokered convention in Cleveland, beginning July 21, 2016.  I'm thinking that Cruz sees his victory path in a brokered convention, should Trump fail to win the delegate count outright through the primaries ending in early June 2016.

If Cruz has been anything in this campaign to date, and with a steely eye to the convention, it's that he seems to have planned for every possible contingency and maybe even some unforeseen events, to craft his path to victory.

Cruz's planning see's Trump failing to win the outright delegate count to lock up the nomination before the convention.  He has evaluated how the convention delegates will fall once they are no longer required to cast ballots for their legally intended candidate.

Cruz has been shadowing Trump and has an eye to those candidates who will not make it to the end, most notably Dr. Carson.  He has calculated that those Carson delegates will most likely fall to him rather than Trump, who has burned just about every bridge with his personal attacks on Dr. Carson.

The final act to be played out is how the other candidates in the low single digits and their supporting delegates will fall at the convention.  Cruz knows that Bush support will eventually find its way to Rubio based upon ideological similarities and historical associations.  This campaign, if nothing else, will be the most exciting in my memory of Republican national presidential nominating conventions.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Loesch, Kerik & More Weigh in on Laquan McDonald #KellyFile

Protests growing larger in Chicago tonight after video is released of officer shooting of black teen sixteen times, resulting in his death.

DNC Wants to Help YOU With Those Annoying RWNJ Relatives!

by J.R. Holmsted

Today I came across a tweet by Dan McLaughlin that made me simultaneously roll my eyes and laugh out loud.

Yup, the DNC wants the Democratic voter to do their part to force feed their narrative down the throats of their "factually challenged" Republican family members. Sounds like a great way to spend the holidays! I have been on local, state, and national Republican email lists for the better part of a decade and never have I been told to confront my family about politics at the holiday dinner table. Or any dinner table, for that matter. But ya know, keep it classy, Dems!

So I clicked on the suggested link,, (does that seem sexist to anyone else?!?) to see just what they had to offer and I'm reformed!

 Don't forget! Republicans are racist, sexist, ageist, and un-American. Got it?

Right wing nut job uncle is so annoying with his redneck slang. Just tell him how Republicans are against the poor and middle class. Unlike multi-millionaire, Hillary!

 Republicans are anti-family because they don't want everyone else to pay for your time off! 
Bunch of jerks!

Yep, all those other guys always agree. Especially with Trump. Just like everyone at this table likes the green-marshmallow-surprise-jello-pudding-stuff. Right?!

Again, Republicans are racist and hate families! Also note, they are the ones who refuse to put politics aside for the greater good of our nation. Wake up!

I almost forgot! All Republicans are the same and they all suck!

If we keep saying 97% it will be true, right? So repeat it! Plus, your uncle will totes love being told he's in denial. Should go over well with pumpkin pie!

Of course, if all else fails, just keep comparing everything and everyone to Donald Trump! That always works! Repeat after me: "Might as well be Donald Trump." See examples below:

There ya have it! Transform your family Thanksgiving into a political lecture on Democratic talking points and skewed facts! It will be the final endearing touch on a wonderful day filled with backyard football, pie baking, and appreciating life's blessings with loved ones. They will be left counting down the minutes until Christmas when they can once again be enlightened by your condescending finger-wagging.

Happy Thanksgiving!

**Sidenote--If you don't follow @baseballcrank, then you don't even Twitter.**

How Many Sweet Potato Sides Can One Have on #Thanksgiving?

by Kim D.

Answer: All of them.

Warning - marshmallows required! From my grandmother's kitchen to yours - enjoy:
Take a mess of sweet potatoes (about 3-4 large ones), wash them and boil (skin peelings intact) until tender. Cool for about 30 minutes or so then peel and mash with the bottom of a large spoon until creamy.
Add butter (1 stick), evaporated milk (1 cup), and sugars (1/2 cup light brown, 1/2 cup granulated sugar). Blend well then add cinnamon (1 TBSP), nutmeg (1 TBSP), chopped pecans (1/2 cup), salt (1/2 TSP), and vanilla extract (1 TBSP).
Pour into greased baking dish, cover tightly with foil, and bake for 40-50 minutes in a oven preheated to 375 degrees. Increase oven temperature to 500 degrees, then uncover and top potatoes with miniature marshmallows (the multi-colored ones if you can find them), and bake until marshmallows begin to melt (about 3 minutes).

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by Kim D.

One thing Americans can be thankful for this week is that the majority of us are not in Brussels and enduring a brutal lockdown caused by heightened terror threats. In the wake of the Paris attacks, the Belgian government is scrambling to rout out a network of Islamic extremists suspected of planning similar attacks in Brussels. This means the city is on lockdown and will remain so while the threat is considered "serious and imminent."

The Guardian describes a depressing and bleak look at life in the city of Brussels:
Armoured vehicles and soldiers remained deployed throughout the historic centre of the de facto capital of Europe, and at major stations. Most shops, cafes and banks, most government offices, all museums and cinemas were “exceptionally” closed, according to the hastily typed notices pinned to their windows. About 300,000 children did not attend classes or creches, and universities were shut. The metro and its feeder lines were suspended.
However, the people dealing with the terror anxiety have found their own way of combating stress - cat memes. Who knew Belgians could be so funny and their cat memes so effective and infectious in lightening the mood of a terrible situation? God love em and keep them safe.