Category: America Descending

A Contrast of Styles

I offer you this brief comparison of two great presidents: the one who made America great, and the one who is making her great again. Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness. — George Washington, June 8th, 1783 George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of...

Random Stupidity

A few passing thoughts of a Tuesday afternoon (Limbo Standard Time), all of them — sadly but typically in these times — thoughts of stupidity: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the fastest-fading cutie in the history of passing novelties, is doing what the very stupid always do when faced with the daily refutation of all their bright ideas: making even louder declarations of even more ludicrous...

Weekend Reflections: Eric Hoffer and America’s Collapse

Both the revolutionary and the creative individual are perpetual juveniles. The revolutionary does not grow up because he cannot grow, while the creative individual cannot grow up because he keeps growing. — Eric Hoffer, Reflections on the Human Condition, p. 62 Elizabeth Warren, an old Marxist windbag, is trying to distinguish herself from Bernie Sanders, an old Marxist windbag, by claiming that she...

The Psychology of the Bootlicker, Part Two (Bolton for the win!)

I will not bother reiterating all the reasons I have previously offered in support of my minority opinion that John Bolton is none of the things his “conservative” admirers claim he is, and is in fact almost the exact opposite of all those things. Nor will I bother reminding you that I called him out as a cowardly sycophantic lifelong bureaucrat who would...

Trump Surrenders (Again)

In my initial remarks on Donald Trump’s failed second summit with Kim Jong-un, I quipped that no deal could be reached because the two sides couldn’t find anything else for Trump to concede to Kim after last year’s summit. Of course, I was only joking — there is naturally plenty for Trump to concede, and in spite of reaching no deal this week,...

Slime Doubles Down

Yesterday, in the context of discussing Donald Trump’s latest publicity stunt with his admired young friend Kim Jong-un, I noted, as did many others, Trump’s answer about dead American student Otto Warmbier, who was tortured so badly in a North Korean prison (for stealing a poster) that he died shortly after being released to U.S. authorities. Trump directly exonerated Kim of any wrongdoing...

Poor Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum — how many remember that he was Ted Cruz’s predecessor as the GOP’s second-place finisher and last surviving grassroots candidate, destroyed by a united GOP establishment in the final stages of the previous Republican presidential primary process (2012)? — occasionally makes the news these days as a guest commentator on television. On most of these occasions, he is saying something reasonable...

The End Times, or Out With a Whimper

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. At this moment, the United States of America, the biggest and most definitive political development of the modern era, is in the process of falling so hard, and so fast, that the axis-shifting dent its crash leaves in the Earth’s crust might provide clues as to how the dinosaurs became extinct. It is a shoo-in,...

The New Litmus Test for Political Decency

Donald Trump enthusiastically praised Rush Limbaugh’s weekend performance licking Trump’s boots in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News. A day earlier, he praised Kim Jong Un again, boasting about how much he and the sex-slave-owning commie murderer like each other. Maybe Trump just has a thing for fat, self-important liars who know how to flatter his ego for personal advantage, but...

Told You So

The Democratic Party desires amnesty for illegal immigrants, leading to citizenship, because they wish to unbalance the southern states in favor of socialist-raised, low-education drones who can be herded into buses to vote for government handouts, i.e., socialism. The Republican Party, owned by the Chamber of Commerce, desires amnesty because they want cheap, low-skilled labor, and regard electoral demographics as beneath them. In...