The following is a guest post by John Anthony.
The following is a guest post by John Anthony.
I still don’t know what I plan to do with this blog, if anything. I do still get the occasional urge to voice my opinion, plus the guest posts and the Saturday Funnies. So I will keep it going for the time being. But I don’t have the time nor the desire to regularly post, so I’m going change the “Today’s Headlines” page to a sticky post which should stay at the top of the blog. So every day you can go to get the headlines from the websites I still follow. Then all you need to do is follow the links. That way at least there will be fresh news to follow during what may be long stretches between posts.
Oh what a Brave New World we live in. A world where debate is not allowed, even in institutions of higher learning.
Three professors co-teaching an online course called “Medical Humanities in the Digital Age” at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs recently told their students via email that man-made climate change is not open for debate, and those who think otherwise have no place in their course.
“The point of departure for this course is based on the scientific premise that human induced climate change is valid and occurring. We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change, nor will the ‘other side’ of the climate change debate be taught or discussed in this course,” states the email, a copy of which was provided to The College Fix by a student in the course. (Read More)
If you think the next election will do anything to change this, think again. Politics doesn’t lead on these things, it follows. Politicians only make it worse. The left owns media, entertainment and education. Our side is so focused on the next election that we lose sight of the big picture. The left has been playing the long game, and they’re winning. They churn out celebrities while we churn out nerdy policy wonks. No wonder Donald Trump was able to win the GOP nomination.
There was good news today for Donald Trump supporters, not only did he dominate the news coverage with his surprise visit with the Mexican president, a new poll also came out showing that Hillary Clinton is just as unpopular as he is. Not in Mexico, here in the United States.
Hillary Clinton’s unpopularity reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, putting her on par with Donald Trump among registered voters.
The latest findings solidify their positions as the two most unpopular presidential candidates in polling dating back more than 30 years.
Among all adults, 56 percent now view Clinton unfavorably, up 6 percentage points in three weeks, compared with 63 percent who say the same about Trump.
Among registered voters, the two candidates have nearly identical unfavorable ratings: 59 percent for Clinton versus 60 percent for Trump. (Read More)
So the way it looks, unless there’s a miraculous third party upset, the next president will be elected because he or she is hated by a few less voters than the other candidate. What’s that old saying? We get the candidates we deserve?
Balanced Rebellion, a website promoting Gary Johnson to Republicans and Democrats who don’t want to vote for their respective party’s dreadful candidate, has put out this video that’s fantastic. An actor portraying “Dead Abe Lincoln” makes the case against both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but makes it fun. I love it!
From Red State, here’s a little recap:
“You have to choose between a corrupt president, and a crazy president. Like a two horse race where one horse cheats, and the other one eats Muslims.” said Dead Abe Lincoln.
“There’s Hillary, who’s like a Monopoly player using her get out of jail free card, then a rig an election card, and make millions on political favors card,” he continues. “And Trump, who’s like if your racist uncle got drunk and ran for President, then the nation got drunk and said that guy should [have] nuclear bombs.” (Read More)
This video makes the case for Gary Johnson better than any I’ve seen, and the idea behind Balanced Rebellion is great. On both sides you hear that if you vote third party you are giving away your vote to the other side. So they say they will match you up with a voter of the opposite party in your state, you both vote for Johnson, therefore not helping either of the candidates from the two major parties. I’m on board. And just for the record, I wouldn’t normally vote for Gary Johnson because there are a few issues I don’t agree with him on, and was hoping the Libertarians had nominated someone else. But they didn’t, and this isn’t a normal year. I agree with him on enough of the big issues, and in my opinion he’s better than Trump or Clinton.
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson spoke at an event last week in New Hampshire and it looks like he had a pretty decent crowd there cheering him on. Michael Isenberg posted this video with highlights from Johnson’s speech. I don’t think he’s the perfect candidate, but in my opinion he’s better than either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, and he’s on the ballot in just about every state. At the very least he should have a spot on the debate stage so all Americans can hear his message and realize they do have another choice.
One final note, I showed this video to Mr. LC, who doesn’t like Trump but is thinking of voting for him because Hillary is so wretched. He liked what he heard. Just think, if everyone who says they would vote for Johnson, but he can’t win, would actually vote for him, maybe he will win and turn the two party system on its head.
Here you go, this week’s Saturday Funnies. So sad that we don’t have a decent candidate running against her. Sigh. Anyway, I hope you enjoy one of the last weekends of summer. Sigh again.
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Good grief, this campaign story line sounds like it could have come right out of House of Cards. Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and their pals in the media really outdid themselves this time.
It is a regular and sustained pattern and practice from Donald Trump.
Two days ago, the national political press announced that Hillary Clinton would, today, give a speech in Nevada about Donald Trump raising up the alt-right. It would be a speech about Trump inciting racial bigotry and hatred.
So what does Trump do?
Last night he calls Hillary Clinton a bigot. He goes completely off script and bashes Hillary as a bigot who does not care about blacks or hispanics.
That cues up her speech perfectly. It will double the press attention. It will allow her to respond. It’s just the perfect set up. (Read More)
For the past day or two that’s what the media has focused on. Who do you think comes out looking better? The moment in the Trump speech when he called Hillary a bigot a supporter standing behind him made a face, and the media played it over and over again. Like, this is too much for even some of his supporters. Then she goes and gives a speech, accusing him of all sorts of things that are true, not made up like her side usually does. Not only is he tanking the election, he’s damaged the conservative movement. He’s doing more to damage it more than Hillary Clinton, who is now openly courting conservatives who aren’t part of the disturbing new alt right. If you’re one of those people she’s courting, don’t fall for it. Vote third party.