New Hampshire

Wow! Even with the journolist declaration that Bernie can’t win minority votes, that was interesting. And honestly, around here in Boulder County the fact that a socialist could win doesn’t surprise me. People here look at Europe and think….That’s not so bad.

2 articles….
1 – discusses the Dem race and the infighting as if it’s a bad thing. Without once mentioning the reasons that Clinton might be a bad candidate this column begs Dems to get along for the sake of the party because you know, Hillary is going to win and Bernie supporters will need to get out and vote for her.
Huh?

Democrats once complained about going through the motions of an inevitable Clinton “coronation.” The party may end up facing a very different problem: Convincing Sanders’s ardent base to recover from the Bern and mobilize behind Hillary. Democratic voters’ passion in the primary stage is good, but the consequences of a mass voter strike would threaten the core principles that liberals have worked so hard to protect.

2 – notes Hillary’s 2 fatal flaws. Both of which she highlighted in NH. Trying to wow those who hate Wall Street while taking their money and treating the rest of us as idiots about it and then noting how she’s a progressive who “gets things done”….like what?

It doesn’t highlight her criminality, but I suppose that’s for another day.

Congrats to Sanders and to Kasich, who I apparently need to get to know before March 1.

Iowa

Interesting day today! Be wise Iowa!

I ran across http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3423959/No-link-migrant-crisis-wave-New-Year-sex-attacks-Arab-North-African-men-women-Cologne-say-EU-leaders.html linked by Maggie’s Farm that brings to light yesterday’s politico story about Trump.

re-cap: Trump exists due to people outside of the beltway being fed up with being “fed” what they are to think and believe based on non reality. You can start with illegal immigration. Immigrants are great etc, etc, etc and we’ve all met them and worked with them. No problem. And then you meet one or two people who’s wayward daughters get involved with a statutory rapist illegal immigrant that she can’t get deported due to who knows why or you live next to a small house occupied by about 20 young men in what is meant to be a family neighborhood or you, an educated person, can’t get hired doing construction or at the library because you don’t speak Spanish.

These are the realities.

The story linked is about the EU actually discussing their thoughts in memo form. These ideas are probably also true for EU officials’ neighborhoods, but what about the rest of the people?

There is ‘no link’ between the migrant crisis and the wave of sex attacks in Cologne during New Year celebrations, EU officials believe.
The European Commission wants to remove ‘false associations’ between the increasing number of some criminal acts and the arrival of migrants, documents show.
Internal minutes taken at a cabinet meeting on January 13 suggest officials are also growing concerned about the possibility of a public backlash in relation to the attacks.

After being fed bullcrap for so long, a rational people will do what it takes to oust the ruling class. If Trump appears to be that route, then that’s what’s going to happen.

What stories would others running downplay in order to make themselves look good. (let’s not review Clinton – that would take a month)
Rubio is in bed with sugar. Would he ever admit that paying farmers to produce sugar is pretty much anti-health?
Cruz is in bed with Goldman Sachs (literally). Would he choose them as “too big to fail” if they needed to fail?
Even if one of them would admit ala Trump that they use the system to get where they are, it would be a breath of fresh air.

Trump

I do keep searching for reasons to like him and understand the phenomenon.

I think this politico column definitely does the trick.

A taste.

Conservative voters are being scolded for supporting a candidate they consider conservative because it would be bad for conservatism? And by the way, the people doing the scolding? They’re the ones who’ve been advocating for open borders, and nation-building in countries whose populations hate us, and trade deals that eliminated jobs while enriching their donors, all while implicitly mocking the base for its worries about abortion and gay marriage and the pace of demographic change. Now they’re telling their voters to shut up and obey, and if they don’t, they’re liberal.

I stand firm on what I said yesterday, but this is a good column.

February 1 is right around the corner

And it’s time to weigh in.

I still love Fiorina, but she can’t win.
Cruz IS unlikable, but what do I care?
Trump is Obama on steroids.
Rubio – I actually like this guy. I know, I know. But he’s smart, he’s quick on his feet, for the most part he sounds authentic. I don’t like his war mongering, but I’m fine with his being in the gang of eight.
Christie – I actually like him too. He could run a presidential office and listen to the constitution.
Rand Paul – Yeah, I like him, but he can’t win.

Trump – Here is David Harsanyi expounding on all the things Trump could mean.

There are many potential outcomes to a Donald Trump GOP nomination. And every one of them is a disaster for conservatives.

He misses one thing. It IS possible for Trump to win the Presidency, and have the Presidency humble him just enough for him to do right. He doesn’t know much about the position. It IS possible. Obama knew the job and also “knew” he was better than the job. I don’t think Trump knows the job enough yet to think that. Does that make sense?
We’ll see.

Trump v Clinton – I gotta go Trump
Trump v Bernie – I would have to think again. Bernie could ruin the country completely, but he is not the devil. Hillary would take it straight to hell.
Clinton or Bernie vs anyone else – I’ll take anyone else on that stage.

For now, right this second – Cruz.

“Sick of Hearing about the Damn Emails”

Bernie Sanders was correct last night. The American People (or rather I) am sick of hearing about the emails.

If only they had all been turned over when first requested.
If only they didn’t contain state secrets.
If only they weren’t collusions with business people about foreign affairs.
If only they had been properly protected.
If only they hadn’t been wiped.
If only, if only, if only……….

But that isn’t the case. And Hillary’s fitness for duty is wrapped tightly around the email debacle. If Anderson Cooper and the Democrats don’t see that, well, shame on us.

Journalism – thank you Daily Mail

Isn’t this what you’ve been wondering? Why a server in Colorado? Who’s heard of this company? Didn’t they pick up a server in Jersey? What is she thinking?
Did the “wiper” of the server save a back up for posterity?

What about a server used by Huma? Or Bloomenthall?

And why the hell is none of this blowing back on Obama or Kerry?

Thank God some journalists still know how to research.
Thank you Daily Mail.

And I thought I was cynical

Buck Sexton of the National Review has figured out that the review of Hillary’s seized emails will go on past the 2016 election.

As with her husband’s transgressions during his time in office, Hillary’s obvious violations of the law will probably be wiped away and largely forgotten. She is too important to the apparatus of governing elites and to the Left. The seized e-mail server, thumb drive, and whatever else the investigation sweeps up will disappear into the flabby folds of bureaucracy at the DOJ. There it will linger under a perpetual “review” that will stretch well beyond the 2016 election.

Really? Are we in THAT nation now?

QOTD

From House of Eratosthenes, who has a great image, so click on through.

Now can we start up some real investigations into what went on with Lois Lerner’s e-mails and the IRS’ treatment of the Tea Party groups? Just look at the pattern…
2008: Obama fever!
2010: The democrats get a shellacking because of disenchantment with Obama’s policies.
2012: ?????? Mystery force gets Obama re-elected ?????
2014: The democrats get a shellacking…again.
It looks a lot more like a natural learning process, than a back-and-forth shaking of something, like a Shake Weight or a can of spray paint. At least, it looks like that without the aberration of 2012. Putting 2012 back in, it looks more like the Shake Weight exercise — but, the electorate doesn’t move that way. It hasn’t. When has it? EVER?
Shenanigans were goin’ down. It is almost a certainty. And even if it is not the case, the priority should be to get this checked. The government taking control over the process by which it receives its “consent of the governed,” is a grave scenario indeed, probably the shortest path to tyranny and enslavement available to us.

Keep an Eye on Denton, TX

Here in Colorado, last November, the town of Brighton “banned” fracking. Courts upheld the ban in March.

In April, the law was repealed. So what happened?

If we listen to the rumor mill, this is what happened. Encana, Halliburton, et al, quit doing business in Brighton. They stopped going to restaurants there, they quit buying their workbooks their, they moved their dollars to other communities who wanted to see them at work.
The city made haste repealing that law that they had fought all the way through the courts to get approved.

Keep an eye on Denton, Tx.