Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.
~ Thomas Jefferson

Monday, November 6, 2017

How should America respond to North Korea?

Personally, IMHO, I believe we have to ask ourselves: how do you respond to a dictator, a tyrant who lives in luxury while so many of his people actually starve to death, who has exhibited mental issues but is in control of weapons of mass destruction and has threatened to use them against us?

If a man is holding a gun - not yet pointed directly at you - and threatens to shoot you, do you stand there and wait for him to actually shoot before you defend yourself? What if you know for a fact that he has had numerous people killed (or has allowed them to die by depriving them and their families of enough food to survive)? Knowing he has no respect for life, even of his own people?

Certainly in such a case you would be justified in defending yourself, in shooting at him in an attempt to stop him from possibly killing you. Some people would still wait for him to actually fire first, saying they could not know for certain that he would actually shoot. Some would refuse to shoot even then, as they refuse to take a life themselves, even at the cost of their own.

What if he is aiming the gun at your family? At your friends? At people you love and respect? At people you are responsible for protecting (as with a police officer, or a soldier)?

Here, just yesterday, a deranged man killed twenty-four innocent people while in church, in a small town in Texas. If you saw a man armed with a gun going toward a church - or a school, or any place where a large number of people were congregated - would you attempt to stop him, even shoot him if he wouldn't stop? You would certainly would be justified in such an incident.

So, let's get to the meat of this thing. If the mentally unbalanced dictator of a country who has no problem at all causing the deaths of large numbers of his own people threatens to kill millions - perhaps even 90% (288,000,000) of the people living in America, do you take him seriously? Since it _might_ be impossible to stop his weapons from killing Americans by the hundreds of millions, do you wait until he launches?

This creature did NOT say that he would launch his weapons if attacked. He threatened to launch them because he _claims_ we threatened to attack him first, which obviously isn't true. He then proved he is capable of doing so, by virtue of nuclear weapon tests he has already accomplished, and by publishing technical information (“The EMP Might Of Nuclear Weapons”) which indicates his scientists know exactly how to do what he is threatening to do - launch "Super-EMP" (Electro Magnetic Pulse) weapons at our country.

I'm not going to go into why such an attack would be so devastating, so deadly that it could end of killing up to 90% of us here in America. You can "google" information about these weapons and their effects, or - if you would rather read some excellent fiction, a story about what might happen, you can check out Matt Bracken's tale, "Alas, Brave New Babylon", in his book,  The Bracken Anthology, available for $2.99 at Kindle.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

"It was procrastination, I know . . . "

Well, it has been more than a day or two. Anyone (thanks, Irish) who read my last post who checked back for a couple of days is probably saying, "Yeah, right. Wrote one post and it'll be another eleven months before we see anything else." Can't blame you - all two or three of you, if that.

Anyone who has been paying any attention to world events knows that Lil' Kimmie of North Korea has been threatening to use one or more of his nukes on us here in America. The feeling is that, if he is at all smart - or is willing to take good advice from his advisors - he would use one or two EMP or "Super-EMP" weapons instead of wasting ammo targeting cities.

Let me digress here for a moment. It has occurred to me, as it must have to others who are brighter than I, that so far, other than a plane into the Pentagon, no one has targeted Washington D.C. That's not to say that Russia doesn't have one or two MIRVs or Tsar bombs with D.C.'s name on it, but consider this: don't you think there are people in power, or their advisors, in other countries who have considered hitting D.C. with either a nuke or a dirty bomb, or terrorism on a massive scale, much bigger than Mumbai?

I believe that anyone who is the least bit intelligent would do their damnedest to see that D.C. remains intact. Think about it, folks. What would the result be to the rest of the country if D.C. was destroyed, and we were fortunate enough that Congress was in session, the President (no, I don't wish Trump or Melania were there, especially Melania - not because she is beautiful, but because I get the impression she is a truly nice and decent person), Vice-President, Speaker of the House (damn, could you imagine Ryan as President without throwing up?), President Pro-Tempore of the Senate (Orin Hatch), the Secretary of State (Tillerson, another vomit-inducer), Secretary of the Treasury (Mnuchin - I don't have a read on him), Secretary of Defense (Mattis - a possibly decent result), or the Attorney General (Sessions would have to recuse himself again ;-) were all there, and no one was left alive to take over?

If all of the states were spared, and only D.C. was destroyed, what would be the damage to the states? How would it interfere with normal, everyday business, life for the rest of us? Wiping out D.C. would be a blessing to the rest of the country - except the progressives, who love being able to force others to do what they want them to do.

D.C. doesn't make anything - other than laws and regulations, which _aren't_ useful, usually are damaging. They don't do anything useful to the rest of us. The EPA is no help. The FDA usually interferes with the production and availability of new meds - and yet has approved medications which have later been determined to be harmful. DOJ - nyet. DOE - nope. IRS - give me a break. Do you see where I am going with this?

Oh, I imagine someone will come up with an agency or section of government which would inconvenience us by its loss, but certainly not seriously impede our daily lives, or the businesses that we need to keep our economy going smoothly. Probably everything would run much _more_ smoothly without the roadblocks, the thousands of regulations, the controlling and damaging legislation that spews forth from D.C. like bloody pus from a lanced boil.

Even the loss of the Pentagon would likely be a plus for us, although I imagine there might still be one or two warriors (out of the thousands who "work" there) forced to "do time" there who we would miss, along with some innocent civilian staffers.

So, anyone wishing us harm _might_ be smart enough to avoid hurting D.C. in the slightest way.

BUT - since an EMP event over the East Coast would cause the shutting down of our financial centers, Wall Street, etc. and the entire eastern seaboard along with much of the Midwest (we won't miss Chicago or Detroit), it could throw the economy into a tailspin. The loss of D.C. along with the rest wouldn't help us. The - what, about 200 million? - people who would die if all commerce shut down, food stopped being delivered, EBT cards didn't work throughout the country (do states fund any of those, or are they all federal? I should know, but I don't) might impact the rest of the country, even if their electricity could be restored when the Eastern/Midwestern grid was destroyed.

There would certainly be a mass exodus of people from the cities and suburbs, hell everywhere there was no power. No way to exchange money for food - even with real currency, let alone digital sources  like banks/ATMs/etc. Folks who own physical silver and gold might be able to buy the necessities they desire, but not for long. Gangs, welfare families, even the otherwise normal and law-abiding would end up looting, stripping stores empty. Don't you think _you_ would, to feed your children? The moderately intelligent would hit the food stores first, then go on to the rest. Some might be smart enough to acquire enough fuel that they could get out of the affected areas (if any of the country remained intact, thanks to local coal/gas/hydroelectric power plants, etc.)

Can you imagine watching the usual suspects running into Best Buy and running out with huge flat screen TVs? TVs that won't work because there is no power? It would happen, I guarantee you. Some, because they are incapable of logic, but some in the expectation that their sugar-daddy, Uncle Sam, would be restoring power in a few days.

I don't know about the rest of the country, but here in the Northwest there are coal power stations that sit on their own coal mines, and enough coal mining elsewhere available to provide power to quite a few other power plants. Although there would probably be some disruption due to being connected to the national power grid, - if we were not also hit with an EMP device (high altitude burst from a missile, or from one of NKs satellites) - I believe that local power companies would be able to repair whatever damage might occur from that connection, and continue to power most of their current area of responsibility. I could be wrong about that, but I don't think so.

Now, in the aftermath of such an event, with the East and possibly also the Midwest having lost all power, plus many vehicles including semi-trucks used for moving absolutely essential commodities such as food and fuel, put out of commission, the Southwest, West Coast, and the Northwest would face the issue of those who survived and fled from the affected areas. That would probably include inner-city gangs, MS-13, and other undesirables. It would require the National Guard, as well as state and local law enforcement to deal with that. They would also have to deal with the loss of necessary fuels that they might have normally acquired from the damaged zones. I'm sure there are many commodities that would become unavailable, or be in short supply.

However, there are a quite a few refineries that might still be able to operate. There are six in Wyoming, five in Washington State, five in Utah, four in Montana, two in New Mexico, and one each in North Dakota and in Colorado. There are a bunch in California, but they would likely refuse to assist any other states. They might even secede in such a scenario (good riddance). Texas probably would still be up and running if the western half of the country remained viable, and they have a _bunch_ of refineries (at least twenty three), with a huge capacity.

Bottom line? The dictatorship of "Democratic" North Korea might well be crazy enough to pop a Super-EMP over part - or all - of America. China is wily enough to consider doing so in a way that would implicate North Korea. So, as the man said in "Under Siege", "The threat is real. I repeat, the threat is real."

The full text of the paper on Unrestricted Warfare is available here: https://fas.org/nuke/guide/china/doctrine/unresw1.htm

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Prodigal Son returns

Forgive me, Father. It has been almost a year since my last confession. I confess that I have been too lazy to write for this blog, initially due to medical issues, but really because I see too many signs that America as we knew her is circling the drain. Being a cynic and a professional pessimist, I am constantly surprised by the fact that things haven't become quite as bad as I expected, but that isn't the same as saying they've turned out well, either.

Not the drain we hoped to see in action when we somehow succeeded in electing Trump, and saving ourselves from the absolute horror of even just four years of the most corrupt public figure this country has ever known - even exceeding Obama. The drain we circle is the one opened and put into operation by the Left. By the Fabians in England, in 1884, after having been fired up by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, who wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1848. Marx moved to London shortly thereafter, and remained there for the rest of his life, content among the English, who might have gone full-Communist, if it weren't for that small stumbling block called a monarchy - another form of government that England had been trying to perfect for many, many years.

The Left - communists, socialists, fascists (but I repeat myself), nihilists, and tyrants - have been trying for almost 170 years to force people all over the world, in failed attempt after failed attempt, to form a collective version of society that would encourage and assist mankind in perfecting itself. In the image of the elite, our betters who look after us, in a paternalistic "we know what is best for you, and we'll make you do it in spite of you" sort of way. They have been exceedingly clever at urging us in that direction, only to find they haven't yet been able to tweak things into the utopia they have been promising each other - and us - for Oh, so many years.

Recently, another horse in the race toward "One World", globalism, a universal hegemony, has been experiencing a resurgence. That would be islam. Not a religion, but an ideology. A cult(ure) of madness, of perversion, of dominance and tyranny. A cult constructed by a clever - if actually illiterate - desert brigand named mohammed. A perverted fellow who thought he was clever enough to sit on the porch with the big boys - Judaism and the nascent newcomer, Christianity. When the Jews and the Christians were rude enough to ignore him and his newly made-up "religion" (which he named "islam", which translates exactly as "submission - NOT "peace"), he got mad, picked up his marbles, and went home. He thereupon decided to cross out all those nice things he said about the Jews and the Jesus crowd, and began to tell his followers to "strike their necks", damn them.

Well, since he couldn't read or write (even if allah [the moon god] did declare him the "perfect man", who could do no wrong), someone else had to follow him around and memorize (as best they could, but you know those desert dwellers - spelling and punctuation weren't their strong suits, so it may have gotten written down a little garbled later on, when everything he said and did was finally put to paper. Or papyrus. Or vellum. Or Charmin. Those scribes were lesser men, who _had_ to write it down, or they would forget it. mohammed never forgot, he merely changed his mind from time to time, and everything that _followed_ what he had said before, was obviously more important than what he had said before. This is known as the principle of abrogation, which means that he could change his mind at any time, but what he said _this_ time was the allah's honest truth. From the mouth of allah's messenger himself, never to be doubted. And NEVER to be changed, till the end of time. And then some.

So, now that mohammed had grown tired of "three stone monte", and sampling his neighbor's goat herd, he told anyone who would listen that allah (the one and only true god, no matter what the Etruscans, the Greeks, the Chaldeans, the Romans,, the Hindu, the Jews and the Christians said, nor how many they worshipped in the centuries before mohammed got bored (and picked up that nasty rash), that his visions were the allah's honest truth. He developed such a following that he was named "allah's messenger:, "mo the honest", "the truthful", and "the most moral" - of used camel traders.

And if anyone complained because the camel he had just traded had only one ball, he told them, "So, nu? It only takes one good ball." If anyone knew the truth of that statement, it was mohammed, who nonetheless went on to father some children, even if the first few died soon after their birth. In a dream, allah vouchsafed to mohammed that it was his wife's fault, because she was twenty years his senior. From then on, it was holy writ in islam that everything was the woman's fault. Even when she got gang-raped by fifteen devout muslims. [When NASA was charged with determining and celebrating the advances in science and cult(ture) for which the muslims were responsible, it was found that cricket and baseball originated with islam. Thanks to the frequent stoning of women to death for the slightest of faults, muslim men developed wicked pitching arms. They do pretty well at horse shoes, too.]

When mo discovered he just couldn't get no respect from those Jews and Christians, he decided to start striking some necks.  He only had two skinny little arms, hardly long enough to reach, on those lonely, lonely nights in the desert, far from the goat herds he loved so well. (And so often.) He was a clever little shiite though, so he figured out that he needed some followers with long, strong arms.

Ever since mo discovered that, compared to other men, allah had left him a little short, he developed a taste for young girls. Very young girls. Girls so young that they didn't realize how badly allah had deprived him. Safe from any comparisons, he was able to enjoy himself, in spite of missing the warmth of the herd - and they _never_ talked, even if they knew from comparing their other night visitors that mo had been short-changed. mo realized that, while he was sleeping, allah had visited him with a vision saying that little girls rocked. mo also learned that war brides (known as sex slaves in the civilized world, which didn't exist yet) were cool, and so were the wives of men you had killed so that you could acquire the wives for yourself. multiple wives were even better. The occasional bacha bereesh ("beardless boy", pre-pubescent) was a lot of fun, as well. Heck, your father-in-law, brother-in-law, nephew, cousin, or even Darryl, that cute looking shepherd with the pretty goats, were all approved by allah. [The Ayatollah Khomeini, supreme religious leader of Iran for a while, wrote a book called the Codes of Conduct which indicated all of these were fair game. But wait, there's more! Even sodomizing an infant is allowed, as long as you don't enter a female infant vaginally. (But if you did, there's a remedy for that, too.]

This simplified mohammed's need to obtain lots of followers who could strike a lot of necks for him, and gather some war brides for him while they were at it. What desert brigand, what desert scum could resist joining mohammed's banner when they learned that all of these fun things had the Good allah's-House Keeping Seal of Approval, including whacking some infidels? Why that was better than whacking - uh, better than anything else they could do short of a night wandering through the pens during the big All-Arabian Goat Auctions, held in Medina twice a year.

Because mohammed's short-comings were genetically passed on to his descendants, to this day muslims are thankful for allah's endorsement of child marriage, as well as Thursday night bacha bazi ("boy play"), where very young boys (pre-pubescent bacha bereesh, "beardless boys") are dressed up as girls and made to sing and dance, while the old, almost impotent muslim men drink tea and draw on hookas, until it is time to "call it a night". Then they take their choice of the boys to their rooms, where they use them, willing or not. Mostly not. This is done on Thursday nights, because allah is busy with more important things on Thursday nights, and won't know that they have been doing something naughty. I kid you not, they really believe that. Or so they tell themselves. Logic, reason, are in short supply (okay, I'll stop with the short jokes) in islam.

 Well, I'm going to call it quits here. I apologize if I bored some of you to death,


or if I have wasted a lot of your time telling you Things You Already Knew About islam.
[For those of you who haven't already heard my explanation, I refuse to use capitals for names and words in islam, because I don't want to show even that modicum of respect. I only capitalize ISIS or IS, because I don't want to confuse it with Bill Clinton's monolog on "is". I also don't want anyone to think I am showing Bill Clinton any respect.]

I will try to return here and continue this screed in a day or two. It wouldn't be fair to tempt the one or two people who use to read these scribblings (you still there Grog? How about you, Irish? I can't believe you are still carrying me as a blog you follow, when I haven't posted in eleven months. Thanks for hanging in there.)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

TRUMP WON

Color me surprised. I wrote elsewhere that I would eat a murder of crows ("murder" is the word used with this species to denote a large group - the same as "flock", but specific for crows) if Trump won.

This is one of the benefits of being a pessimist - if you are wrong, you are pleasantly surprised. No matter what happens over the next four years, it will be far, far better than four years of the Clinton Corruption. Even if there are no changes (although I anticipate quite a few), it will be better than the changes Hillary would have instituted.

We may end up with a Supreme Court which actually adheres to the U.S. Constitution.

We may end up with our borders protected against the perils of both illegal immigration and the influx of muslim jihadis into America.

We may - probably will - end up reconnecting with our former allies, strengthening those ties once again, instead of shunning them and siding with those inimical to the best interests of America. Hopefully, that will include supporting Israel against the so-called "Palestinians" (aka Hamas) and at the U.N. against damn near everyone.

We _will_ avoid a war with Russia, which is especially good, since it would also include doing the right thing in Syria, which means allowing their government to plot its own course, instead of trying to force regime change.

I fervently hope (I'd be praying if I was a religious person) that we move to shut down Iran's nuclear program. A country which continues to call for the destruction of both Israel and America has no business producing nuclear weapons. It wouldn't require regime change to affect this much-to-be-desired outcome, but it would be nice to see that happen any way - just not through our efforts. Defending ourselves and Israel - the only "democratic" government in the Middle East - is a legitimate policy to pursue, and taking down their nuclear weapons program should be a priority for Trump. He should get together with Israel and do what it takes. Whatever it takes.

Since ISIS has deposed the legitimate government of Iraq, is trying to do the same in Syria, and is conducting a wholesale slaughter of Christians and Kurds, it would be a proper thing to actually go to war with ISIS. The barbarity of their actions against all non-muslim peoples in the Middle East is cause enough, reason enough. The favor should be returned, with wholesale slaughter of these savages themselves. There is no way to redeem or rehabilitate these muslims - true, orthodox muslims, doing exactly as the qur'an commands them to do. Eradicate them, and perhaps other muslims will "see the light" and behave, even though their cult will not permit them to do much more than hide their infected minds and bodies in an attempt to escape retribution.

The next few years will be very interesting. If Trump survives possible assassination attempts (the Left is far more violent than the right - look at the Nazis [socialists] and the Communists of the old Russia/Soviet Union and China - so any attempt upon his life will originate there), what he does to restore our economy, our freedoms, our rights, and America's exceptionalism (exactly what brought so many valuable legal immigrants to our shores) will be interesting to see.

My thanks to the many millions of Americans whose votes over-rode the millions of dead people and multiple-voting socialists who attempted to elect Hillary. I'm starting to feel some new-found pride in America.

Monday, November 7, 2016

#Never Trump? Then take credit for #Nevermore America, #Nevermore Rule of Law, #Nevermore Freedom

One last shot at getting the #Never Trump crowd to wake up before it is too late. Yes, I have refused to vote for the lesser of two evils before, when it was Bill Clinton and Bush, Sr. I truly didn't see any significant difference between them, economically or politically.

This is different. Trump may be a slob, an arrogant ass, a foul-mouthed ( though NEVER as foul as Hillary to the very men and women who protected her life when she was First Bitc, er "Lady", and now as the Democrat candidate) boor, the last choice of a bunch of GOP losers, one and all (Cruz lost me when he started lying to try to get ahead ("Carson is dropping out, and  telling his people to vote for me").

THIS ISN'T ABOUT TRUMP.  This is about not helping subject America to the utter destruction and degradation of the United States of America. This is about preventing the Left from taking total control of the Supreme Court. This is about trying your damnedest to preserve the rule of law (hoping against hope that a Trump presidency will indeed see her imprisoned for all of her crimes.

This is about seeing to it that a serial child rapist, adult woman rapist, and generally sick, psychopathic bastard doesn't return to take up residence at the White House again. It's bad enough we have had eight years of a racist, race-baiting, homosexual, Alinsky-ite Communist doing his best to tear our country apart, without the further degradation of our government by showing the world we are stupid and morally decrepit enough to allow a child rapist into the White House (and don't you dare suggest that girls of 12 and 13 have sex with old men willingly, especially Epstein's underage sex slaves).

Come on, people. Save your bloody "principles" for a time when it doesn't matter as much as it does this election cycle. We may not have a chance in the face of the Left's control of the whole election apparatus, in the face of Hillary's ability to blackmail and otherwise coerce the FBI and any other group not already in the hands of the "elite", the commies and perverts and power-mongers.

Did you truly believe that Comey was having a "come-to-Jesus" moment, was trying to redeem his damaged integrity from the first pass he gave Hillary? Not on your life. He had to negate the incredible trove of email evidence obtained by the New York Police Department, evidence the U.S. Department of "Justice" threatened the NYPD into holding back, making sure it looked as if Hillary was "cleared" a final time, just before election day.

And I don't give an airborne rodent's rectum if he did it to "save our government from collapsing" because there were so many high officials, Congressmen and women, federal judges, CEOs and the premiers and presidents of a bunch of foreign countries who would have been exposed for having engaged in child rape and abuse on Epstein's plane and/or island. Along with Hillary, who went there six times that are known of, to indulge her own perverted desires.

It is almost midnight now, the night before election day. Please, if anyone who reads this is thinking of not voting for Trump, just swallow your bile, grit your teeth, and DO IT. This could be our last chance at an election that isn't pre-determined by those in power. Remember - even if Hillary is appointed rather than actually, legally elected, it might serve to temper the Left's enthusiasm if they see how many of us actually voted for Trump. Maybe it will make them understand how many might just "rise and rise again, 'til lambs become lions".

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Silicon Graybeard Blog, and Why I Am Obviously Brain-Dead

I can't believe it, but it is true. The blog called The Silicon Graybeard is the first thing I check every day I access the Internet, usually right after I check my email, but sometimes even before. The gentleman that owns the blog is incredibly bright, with such a wide variety of interests and hobbies (he is recently retired) that there is almost always a post by him that fascinates me, whether it is political, economic, social, or technical. He was an engineer in the space/aerospace industries and lives in Florida fairly close to Cape Canaveral. Two of his many hobbies are shooting, along with reloading his own ammunition - two of my personal favorites.

I neglect my own blog horribly, in the belief that there are very few people - even family and friends - who read it. Nonetheless, I happened to read an old email from Google concerning a feature they provided on blogs that are created on blogspot.com. I went to my blog to add that feature ("featured posts") and noticed - to my horror - that I either a0 never added SiG's blog to the list of those I followed, or somehow accidentally (although I don't think that is possible) deleted it. Perhaps when I deleted a couple of other blogs that were abandoned by their owners/authors several years ago (like Hell On Earth, which I really miss).

If the Graybeard ever wanders back over here (I think he visited once), I hope he reads this. No, actually I believe I will write to him (not on his blog - too embarrassing) via email, since we do exchange them from time to time.

Someday perhaps I will write about taking PPIs - proton-pump inhibitors, which reduce stomach acid (I have suffered with acid reflux and Barrett's esophagus for many years now) - and how I recently discovered that a number of serious, peer-reviewed scientific experiments have been done on them, and there is significant evidence to indicate a very strong possible (not proven yet) connection between taking PPIs and memory loss/dementia. One study (using rats, which have been used in human medical research for many, many years) showed that there was a proven link between the intake of PPIs and the beta-amyloid tangles that are indicative of Alzheimer's.

I have taken PPIs for over fifteen years, at relatively high dosages, and I exhibit short-term memory loss far earlier than is common (since my early fifties, but much worse now in my mid-sixties). I have stopped taking them, and have gone back to using H2 receptor antagonists (Zantac in particular) which does not work very well for me. However, I would rather suffer from frequent (daily) heartburn that from worsening dementia.

My oversight in not listing The Silicon Graybeard blog on my blog may simply be due to these issues. It certainly wasn't from a lack of interest or from not valuing the blog, because I do, and I recommend it to anyone who reads my pitiful excuse for a blog.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

It's Not About Trump

In checking in on a young lady whose blog - Gunslinger's Journal - I read whenever possible, I saw a post where she copied and presented an article written for The American Thinker by Sally Zelikovsky titled "Trump's Invisible Shield". I liked the article well enough to step out of lurk mode and write a comment - but on Gunslinger's blog, not American Thinker.

It was just a tad too long to fit in the space allotted for a comment, so I trimmed a bit off. Since it is something dear to my heart and certainly appropriate for these few weeks remaining in what might be the last (unsuccessful) attempt at a real election, I decided to post my comment here, for the one or two people who stop by to read my pathetic scribblings. (There might have been two or three more, if I had maintained any sort of schedule instead of abandoning this blog for weeks or months at a time. Can't blame them.)

Here it is in all its gory glory, but do please read Sally's article before you waste time on this:

FWIW, (not much to anyone, save the author, perhaps) I agree. Frankly, even though I am only marginally informed about what has been taking place during this election, I have developed a respect for Trump and his willingness to stand up for what is right. I am willing to bet that whatever waffling he has engaged in was probably at the behest of his campaign staff, rather than a weakness in his principles.

I realize - from having family relations who are Democrats - that many Dems would vote for a steaming pile of bloody, wormy dog feces if it is running as a Democrat (amazing resemblance to the current candidate, don't you think?), however, there are actually Democrats - including minorities - who have tired of the constant betrayal by their Democratic "representatives", who are anything but, and they also see Trump not only as a giant "F U", but as the last hope of ever having any say in their own governance.

Sometimes I wish I wasn't a pessimist, but I would rather be pleasantly surprised than have hopes dashed by reality. I will cast a vote for Trump, who - no matter what his faults, likely no worse than those of all but the best of us - shows more character, more integrity than any of the politicians currently holding office in the White House, Congress, or sitting on the bench at the SCOTUS (and yes, they are all politicians, too, no matter they are appointed).

The Gore-Bush election will probably prove to be the last quasi-legal, real election this country experiences until such time as the citizenry grows big enough balls (or desperation) to revolt, and form a new government. I fear - truly fear - this sham has already been decided.

I believe history will show, once actual history becomes possible again, instead of lies and propaganda, that Obama was ineligible, but allowed to circumvent the Constitution by a cabal of the lowest scum in politics - Pelosi, Reid, McCain - a willing accomplice - and others, to run and be "elected" in spite of that fact. 

I believe history will show he is a half-black queer who participated in a sham marriage to a transgendered, or at least cross-dressing, person of XY chromosomes, with two adopted children whose DNA may not match either he or his tranny companion in crime.

The incredible scope of the deception he has been assisted in fostering upon the citizens of this country puts the "big lies" of Hitler and Stalin to shame. It is no wonder he and the scum who have assisted and elevated this honor-less piece of Communist filth have no respect for the rest of us. In truth I believe we had scant choice and no ability to change or resist the sick charade that was perpetrated upon us, and the manipulation of the media and most of our sources of information made questioning the whole scam a matter of "conspiracy theory" - that lovely twisting of language and logic which has been used to cover the tracks of some of the most horrendous crimes against humanity.

I doubt I will live long enough to see our situation deteriorate to the point where Americans are desperate enough to revolt, if ever. I'm afraid it is much more likely we will end up suffering like the Russians under Stalin, the Chinese under Mao, and even the cambodians under Pol Pot - who were openly massacred with almost no resistance at all. And our "Walter Mitty's Second Amendment"  won't save us. Being gun owners who fully accept that the Second Amendment was written about fighting tyranny, not duck hunting or even self-defense, there still may be too few of us willing to form anything more than a tiny insurgency, easily contained or squashed by a raging police/surveillance state such as we may well face if Clinton returns to the White House next January. Obama has already handed control of our Internet to an international group which certainly does not have our country's (as opposed to our government's) best interests at heart. All part of his plan to assist Soros in HIS plan to destroy America. Can't have a country thinking it is exceptional - as in "an exception from wanting to be ruled by a global oligarchy of power elite".

A Trump presidency will not be a cure-all, and he would have an uphill fight against the entrenched elites in government, against the bureaucrats who rule us by regulation and fiat, in any attempt he makes to save America from the damage, the " (muslim?) fundamental(ist) change" Obama promised us in a rare utterance of truth. Nonetheless, "'Tis a consummation Devoutly to be wished."

[This has been edited with a few extra sentences not included in my comment on Gunslinger's blog. I have room here on mine that I didn't have on her comment section.]