Colorado Delegates

For those of you complaining about not having your vote for Trump count, it did. It counted in your caucus when you sat back and did nothing when they were looking for folks to go to the county assembly. Then it counted again at the county assembly when you voted for who you wanted to send to the state convention.
Oh – wait, many people didn’t want to go to the state convention. It’s way over there in Co Springs. Oh well, we have enough volunteers, let’s go drink beer.

Now – NOW you are asking for the state to change the rules so that your guy can win. Bullpucky. You change the rules now and suddenly I am cheated. Let it go. You lost Colorado.
Your man is NOT organized. He doesn’t ‘hire the best people’, and he apparently can’t read. Nor can his supporters.
I’m talking to you Drudge.

Ari Armstrong has a very nice roundup of how things work here in Colorado. (ht ThreeSources)

Funny News Story out of the Times-Call

You have to see this story to believe it.
Eh, nevermind….I’ll give you a peek at the photo.
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This is a story of Biden coming to CU to discuss campus sexual assault.

“Guys, look in the mirror and ask yourself, ‘Are you being the man you think you are?'” Biden said near the end of an hour-long speech on the Boulder campus Friday afternoon.

“I know it takes courage,” he added. “You’re worried about being socially ostracized by your fraternity brothers or the team or whatever. We have to change the dynamic and socially ostracize the abusers.”

Dude, get a mirror.

Abortion Politics

Trump says a lot of ridiculous things, but his statement on abortion was one of the least and one of the MOST respectful of women that he’s made.

The first-time candidate showed how little he understands about the politics of abortion by suggesting that “there has to be some kind of punishment” if abortion were made illegal.

“For the woman?” asked progressive partisan Chris Matthews of MSNBC. Mr. Trump: “Yeah, there has to be some form.” He added that men who impregnate women who have an abortion should not be punished.

The remarks caused an uproar—on the right and left—when the network released them Wednesday. Not even the most fervent abortion opponent favors punishing a woman who has one. If Roe v. Wade were overturned, opponents would try to pass laws that punish abortion providers or the clinics where they take place. Mr. Trump’s remarks were thus a political gift to Democrats and the left, who would like nothing better than to stereotype abortion opponents as misogynists who want to put women in jail.

In other words, for those on the correct side of abortion politics, women are weak, delicate creatures who’s decisions are easily influenced by doctors and men and who are the victims of these people who must be protected.

Vs the Donald Trump world view…..If abortion is illegal and a woman chooses to have one anyway, then she understands the consequences and needs to face them.
Who respects women the most?

(ps – I am on some days a never trumpster but he made a valid point here until he had to walk it back due to the “politics of abortion”)

Good Friday

The day all of what we deserved was taken on by Jesus. ht to this quote Maggie’s Farm.

Had we stood in that crowd that day, it is a forgone conclusion that we would have been part of the sneering mob, ushering him to eternal doom.
He who knew no sin, took ours on to Him, and became the sacrifice for us that each of us deserved.

Good Friday may be a day of celebration for you. But not for me. It is a day of conviction, meditation, remembrance, and sorrow.
Sorrow that a God who never had to, sent His only son, to suffer everything I have always deserved.

The realization of this is the beginning of gratitude. But on Good Friday there was nothing to be grateful of for sure. Only some vague promise that He might return.
On Good Friday, the only hope we had dared to believe in was dead. Evil had won, mockers had succeeded, traitors were enriched, and the enemy of everything good declared victory.

On Good Friday even God the Father turned his back.
It was the smell, not just of death, but of abandonment, hopelessness, emptiness, and defeat. It was all encompassing, it was suffocating.

On THAT Friday there was nothing good… …nothing good for anyone.
On Good Friday hell rained down everything it could on Him, and fortunate for us, He was strong enough to take it!

Stronger than us He was… that’s for sure!

A Very Good Reason to Vote For Trump

Though if Hillary is indicted before the election – vote for whoever, but she can not win this. As in, Dear God don’t let her win this.

This is far and away the most important issue of election 2016. All others pale compared to it. How our government — FBI and DOJ — resolves this investigation will affect the very backbone of our country: the rule of law. No democratic society can exist without it. No person, no matter how high, can be above it. Without the rule of law, the United States of America as we know it does not exist.

Apple and the Feds

Wow…just wow.

Now we learn the FBI, far from exhausting all other practical options, had been pursuing such non-Apple leads all along…..Instead, Justice rushed to legal war with dubious theories. As it escalated its rhetoric, it even threatened to confiscate Apple’s source code and electronic signature: “The government did not seek to compel Apple to turn those over because it believed such a request would be less palatable to Apple. If Apple would prefer that course, however, that may provide an alternative that requires less labor by Apple programmers.”……Justice also fibbed by saying the Apple case is about one phone. The FBI and state and local prosecutors are pursuing dozens of similar suits—and the circumstantial evidence continues to pile up that targeting Apple was less about counterterrorism than a hand-picked case meant to set a legal precedent for the encryption “back door” that the FBI wants.

Perhaps now is the time for Congress to act if it wants requirements about encryption.

Tea Partiers and Trump

Hmmmmmm. Glenn Reynolds has a good column today…..

Brooks is, of course, horrified at Trump and his supporters, whom he finds childish, thuggish and contemptuous of the things that David Brooks likes about today’s America. It’s clear that he’d like a social/political revolution that was more refined, better-mannered, more focused on the Constitution and, well, more bourgeois as opposed to in-your-face and working class.

The thing is, we had that movement. It was the Tea Party movement…….Yet the tea party movement was smeared as racist, denounced as fascist, harassed with impunity by the IRS and generally treated with contempt by the political establishment — and by pundits like Brooks, who declared “I’m not a fan of this movement.”

BUT I would hesitate to mix Tea Partiers with Trumpists. They are separate.