Saturday, May 28, 2016

Gingrich predicts Trump will transform the electoral map...

a great way to start the Memorial Day weekend.

Newt's predicting no more red and blue, but green for Trump and orange for Hillary.

"Green for the economy and orange because it seems to fit all the news stories."

Friday, May 27, 2016

SCoaMF* Obama Can't Answer a question about Hillary's emails...

contrast this with Trump's presser.

What Odumbo is essentially saying stuttering is even though Hillary was my Secretary of State when she broke all the security rules, it has nothing to do with me and is only a campaign issue. 
President Obama brusquely cut off a reporter’s question Thursday about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system at the State Department. 

At a press conference in Japan, the president said he would take one more question from reporters. But when the question turned out to be about Mrs. Clinton’s emails that violated State Department rules, he quickly changed his mind.
“You know I take it back — I’m not taking another question,” Mr. Obama said. “We’re in Japan, don’t you have something to do with Asia that we want to talk about? I’ll be talking about this in Washington the whole time.”
He added, “I’ve already said a lot on those issues — I think these are better directed to the campaign.”
Notice also his arrogant sloppy language, posture, and stuttering delivery.  He's one syllable short of speaking jive.

* Stuttering Clusterf*ck of a Miserable Failure


Nox and Friends:  Game Over: EmailGate Just Crippled the Clinton Express

Bunkerville:  Deposition: Clinton clueless on Email, never used passwords 

Blazing Cat Fur:  STAGGERING List Of Ongoing Scandals Has Hillary Sweating… 

Pirate's Cove:  NY Times: Say, Hillary Is Pretty Much A Liar On Her Email Server, Eh? 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Absolutely Excellent: Donald Trump Press Conference After Reaching 1,237 Delegates...

if you are an anti-Trumper, please watch and then state your objections.

Arrest in Murder for Hire of FSU Professor Dan Markel with more arrests to come...

are we going to see some judges arrested?

The Tallahassee Police Department is not releasing details in the arrest of a suspect in the 2014 killing of FSU law professor Dan Markel because of an ongoing investigation.

Sigredo Garcia, 34, was arrested Wednesday night in Hallandale Beach north of Miami on a charge of murder. The probable cause affidavit in his arrest has been sealed.

"This case is ongoing and continuing," said TPD spokesman Dave Northway.
"So if we were to release all of the details of the case, that would jeopardize our case that we are continuing to work."
Sources close to the investigation say Markel was killed in a murder-for-hire plot and that more arrests are expected. source
I posted on this several times:

On the post dated July 19th, I received this comment:

He got to close to the truth while investigating local corruption in the Florida judiciary.
I did my due diligence on that comment and I can assure you that it came from a credible source.  At this time I am prepared to state that this comment came from a faculty member of Florida State University.  It also appears that this person is no longer on the staff at FSU.

I'd like to see some corrupt judge's heads roll.  

 Saturday, July 19, 2014 Breaking: Dan Markel, Florida State Law Professor and founder of the PrawfsBlawg, has died from a gunshot wound...w/Upate

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Who killed Florida State University Law Professor Dan Markel?

Thursday July 24, 2014 Why do they keep saying Dan Markel must have known his killers because he opened the door?  


Tax Prof Blog:   Dan Markel Killing Investigated As Murder for Hire, 5-6 More Arrests Expected

Donald Trump interview with Jimmy Kimmel...

another side of Trump.

I gleefully stole this from Hardnox, frequent commenter, friend, and fellow blogger over at Nox and Friends.

Here's something I just found out about him.  He's a master woodworker.  No, really.

Just take a gander at his website Westphalia Wood Works and be amazed.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Does studying history put things into perspective?...

yes it does.

I've been reading a delightful biography on Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams, who was the sixth president of the U.S.  His father, John Adams, was the second president of the U.S. and served only one term when he was defeated by Thomas Jefferson.

It would be impossible to write about John Quincy Adams' wife without delving into the politics of the day, which in many ways mirror much of what is going on today.  Some of the machinations make our present day politicians look tame by comparison.

It was during this period that Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton during a duel.  So, just for a moment, close your eyes and imagine Trump and Hillary pacing off in a duel.  Isn't that a happy vision?  You're welcome.

It's haircut day, so I will be scarce for awhile.  Please feel free to avail yourself of the toys in the sandbox, but please remember the rules:
  • Use your inside voices
  • Keep the sand in the sandbox
  • Share the toys 
“Drawing on a rich trove of letters, diaries, and memoirs, historian and journalist Thomas has created an enthralling, sharply etched portrait of Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams (1775-1852), the wife of America's sixth president…Thomas effectively sets Louisa’s eventful life against the backdrop of a nation transforming itself, debating foreign and domestic policy, including slavery, which John Quincy vehemently opposed. An elegant, deeply perceptive portrait.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Is Facebook helping to kill free speech?...

of course it is.

Why would anyone even ask such a question?

Last week, a bunch of conservatives, who live large in their own minds, met with Mark Zuckerberg to discuss the possibility that Facebook censors conservative postings on their website.
Zuckerberg invited the group after the tech blog Gizmodo claimed that Facebook downplays conservative news subjects on its trending feature. Facebook denied the report, which relied upon a single anonymous individual with self-described conservative leanings. The company said it is investigating the matter. source
Two things. 

Number one are the two words; "their website."  It's their website.  They can do whatever they want.  If you don't like it, go find another sandbox to play in.

This comment from Brietbart sums it up nicely:
With most governments monitoring activities on the Internet, including the U.S. government, we may have "freedom of speech", but exercising it can get you in trouble. Private sites are not bound by constitutional law as such and you must agree to the "terms" to use these sites or find a site that fits what you wish to say, it's that simple. So Facebook, as much as I may disagree with their policy, is within their rights to do so.
If you want to see how it works in real life, leave a really ugly nasty comment here calling me the c-word, and watch how fast it disappears while your ISP is re-located to the black list.

Face it, ladies and gentlemen, Mark Zuckerberg is a globalist who lives behind a big huge fence with armed security while advocating for open borders.

Number two is the astonishing fact that millions upon millions of people get their "news" from Facebook.  I have a Facebook account, but rarely post anything and never update my status.  I even quit linking my blog posts to Facebook.  I have Adblock Plus which means I don't see any ads on Facebook or pretty much anywhere else, either.  I do see the little trending box on the right of the page, but have never even looked at it.   

I keep harping on the fact that the majority of what we read is skewed.  We are constantly being propagandized and now it's bombarding us almost at the speed of light.  Even fact checking becomes harder.  Google knows that few people wander past the first page of a search term and so they load the first few pages with exactly what they want you to see.  

Always practice due diligence when reading anything.  It's not true just because it's on the internet.


The Blaze:   Mark Zuckerberg Meets With Leading Conservatives — Here’s What Is Being Said After the Gathering

Daniel Greenfield:   The Trouble With Facebook

Fox News:   Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with conservatives on reported bias 

iOTW:   Despite S.E.Cupp’s and Glenn Beck’s “Neville Chamberlain” Assurances – Conservatives Are Being Targeted By FB 

Brietbart:   Facebook Censorship and the War on Free Speech

Just to keep things in perspective, there can be a very legitimate use for Facebook. 

Problogger:  10 Tips and Strategies for a Better Facebook Marketing Campaign

Friday, May 20, 2016

Facebook, Mommy Bloggers, and Dependence on Tech...

otherwise known as clearing up the tabs.

I have a very bad habit of storing stuff in tabs.  It makes me a bit crazy to see all those open tabs.

It seems a reformed Mommy blogger has quit and posted a rather epic rant.  She could have done more good if she'd refrained from flinging about the "F" word, but such is the internet now.  I used to frequent Mommy blogs that focused on decor and such.  I don't anymore, for many of the reasons Josie Denise, the Mommy blogger of the rant, outlined.

I started to lose patience when all the decor sites started to call a bunch of crap sitting on a table a "vignette."  Huh?  Admittedly, the crap was well arranged, which will stand you in good stead if you wish to be a designer in a furniture store.  But, good grief - your home?

I completely lost it when they all started to have coffee stations in their homes.  Is this a home or a restaurant?  A cute little table with the coffee machine, coffee pods, cups, and all the other accoutrements necessary to make your kitchen or dining room look like the corner cafe.   Here's one gal who actually has a cafe sign over her coffee bar which is outfitted with 24 cups in case a couple of baseball teams show up for coffee.

This stuff is all being fueled by Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram.  I signed up for Pinterest, posted a couple of pics and promptly lost interest.  I've never even explored Instagram, and I don't update anything on Facebook.  I don't have a smart phone.  Who the hell wants to have a phone that's smarter than they are?  Not this gal.

This is just my opinion, but I think we're losing our humanity to the tech world.  We've become zombies walking around staring at a little plastic thing in our hand.  It's weird.  I know of few people who need to be that "connected."

I have a couple of trees to plant.  See you all later.


 Sultan Knish:  The Trouble With Facebook

Liberty's Torch:   The Not So Hidden Persuaders

Daily Sheeple:  How to Wake People Up Without Being an A-hole

Ace of Spades:   Quitting Time: It's Time to Start Destroying Our Rotten Progressive-Dominated Institutions By General Strikes and Ruthless Abandonment

Michael Snyder:   Cell Phone Addiction: 15 Numbers That Show The Ridiculous Obsession Americans Have With Their Phones

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sean Hannity asks Trump good questions and lets him answer...

unlike Megyn Kelly.

I'm really tired of reading everyone's opinion of who Donald Trump is and what he believes.  There comes a time when you must listen to the person and weigh carefully what he says.

From the very first day that he announced his run for the presidency, I asked myself, "Why?'

The most often heard answer by the people who are now the anti-Trumpers, was "power."  That leads to the question, "Power to do what?" 

Trump already has power.  He has a family, a business that he clearly loves to run, several beautiful homes, and freedom to do what he wants

Other than his family, he will be giving up most of that.  Trump is not stupid.  He knows that his life will change - mostly in negative ways.

This is well worth the time to watch.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Product Review: Milsek Furniture Polish...

a public service to inform.

We need something to lighten the load after the Trump/Kelly snooze fest we endured yesterday.  Seriously.  Kelly was trying to do her best Barbara Walters imitation.  It didn't work.  She made it all about her, her, and her.

I'm a huge fan of Gary Sullivan's radio program At Home With Gary Sullivan.
DIY has never been bigger, and Gary Sullivan is radio's DIY man. With over thirty years of home improvement know how, and over a decade of broadcast experience, Gary will help your listeners build it up, tear it down, fix it, or replace it.
His advertising and recommending Daich Spread Stone™ Mineral Select™ Countertop Refinishing Kit led to me to refinishing my kitchen counter tops which look wonderful.  I subsequently refinished the top of my dining room table and my buffet with the same product. Daich also makes products to refinish sidewalks, garage floors, and such.

One of his newer advertisers is Milsek Furniture Polish

From their website: 
 We are the manufacturers and distributors of the complete line of Milsek products lead by its star – ‘The Original’, Milsek Furniture Polish & Cleaner with Lemon Oil.  The Milsek Formula was created in 1914 when the first stone was placed on The Lincoln Memorial, Wrigley Field was built and World War I began.
A Hungarian Immigrant by the name of Zolton Csiky, who was a master cabinet maker, created this formula to keep his hand crafted creations healthy and conditioned.  His wife Julia was inspired. She collected catsup bottles from friends and family, washed them out, filled them with Milsek, and sold them door to door during The Great Depression. An early entrepreneur!
Much of my furniture is painted, but I do have some wood furniture.  It was when he mentioned putting the furniture polish in water to clean wood floors that I headed directly to the Milsek website to read up on the product.  Then, as is my way, I headed to Amazon to read reviews, which were all good.  Still not convinced, but having found an Amazon supplier who charged $8.46 plus free shipping, I ordered a bottle.

We have wood parquet floors in our entire house.  I was presently using Pine-Sol to mop them periodically. The floors are about 20 years old and I really wanted them to look shiner without having to refinish them.

My polish arrived quickly and I grabbed a rag, headed to something wood.  Following the simple directions (put it on and let it dry), I smeared it on a small table I had refinished years ago.

Oh my!

In the past I've used regular lemon oil, Pledge (not for years), other furniture polishes, even Armour All (I know!) but I've never used anything that made that table look so good.

Next up, I spied a little wooden box that had belonged to my mother.  That little box is way over 70 years old and over the years had gotten to look pretty bad.  It was dry and stained.  My last attempt to make it look better was to use wood cleaner and paste wax.  It still looked pretty bad. Not any more.

I went completely cuckoo at this point and ran around the house looking for anything that was wood.  I discovered I had more wood furniture than I thought I had.  Two antique desks, a small china cabinet, and a drop leaf antique table in the bedroom all got the Milsek treatment.  They all look wonderful.

The final test was the floors.  I vacuumed, added a 1/4 cup of Milsek to a gallon of water and pulled out my mop.  Hallelujah!  While the floors did not look bad before, they certainly looked waaaaaaaay better and had the shine I wanted.  The coffee table also had the Milsek treatment and looks like new.

I've waited for awhile to make sure I like this product before doing a review.  The first thing I noticed is that the dust factor was rendered almost zero.  We live on a prairie and our road is gravel.  Dust is a problem.  Usually within a day or two of cleaning the table tops look dusty.  A week after using Milsek, the furniture didn't look dusty.  Perhaps it has a dust eating ingredient?  I don't know, and don't care.  My furniture and floors look great.

Milsek also makes a stainless steel cleaner, a  leather cleaner/conditioner, a gun stock and barrel cleaner, antiques and restoration product, and musical instrument cleaner.  I only have two stainless steel items in my kitchen and I used the furniture polish on them and they look great and resist fingerprints.  The plastic door on my micro-wave had some scratches. Milsek made them invisible.

I've already purchased two more bottles and plan on getting the leather cleaner conditioner for our car.

Gary Sullivan mentioned something on his show about using it on plastic or resin outdoor furniture.  I haven't tried that yet, but I will in the future. 

It's also recommended for wood paneling, wood kitchen cabinets, and  granite counter tops.

Here's some tips for using Milsek Furniture polish:
  • Wear gloves because it leaves oil on your skin and you'll be washing your hands often drying them out.
  • If you put too much on and it drys spotty, just run a dry cloth over the surface.  All fixed.
  • Use a microfiber rag.  I found some microfiber wash cloths at the Grocery Outlet that are the perfect size and very inexpensive.  When the application cloth gets too dirty, it can simply be thrown away.
Do yourself a favor and head over to Amazon and get yourself some Milsek Furniture Polish.  You won't be sorry.

Thanks, Gary!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Megyn Kelly / Donald Trump Full Interview 5/17/2016...

I haven't even watched it yet.

Guy Clark November 6, 1941 – May 17, 2016

RIP, Guy

You were an amazing talent.

This issue surrounding where we poop says it all...

about the overreach of the federal government.

Anyone, who in their wildest imaginations, thought they would have to endure the federal government nattering on about bathrooms and who gets to use which one please raise your hands.

This is completely insane, but then we all thought Bob and Bruce getting "married" was insane.  And now if you don't uphold the "rights" of Bob and Bill, you will be slandered, sued, and possibly spat upon.

Is this a state's issue?  No.  Because it shouldn't be an issue at all.

I have much outside work to do.

Come back later today for a great product review.


The Blaze:  Middle School Students Take a Stand in Transgender Bathroom Firestorm After Controversial Directive From Obama Administration

Monday, May 16, 2016

CNN: Watch the two New York Times "journalists" squirm while they lie about their Trump hit piece.

despicable people doing despicable things.

Earlier today I posted the video of one of the women misquoted in a obvious hit piece on Donald Trump and his treatment of women that appeared in the New York Times on Sunday (5/15/2016) Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved with Women in Public.

Now watch the two New York Times "journalists" responsible for the hit piece, Megan Twohey and wimpy pajama boy Michael Barbaro, squirm while they obviously lie about the whole thing.

In their article, they tell the story of Trump's ex-girlfriend Rowanne Brewer Lane.
But the 1990 episode at Mar-a-Lago that Ms. Brewer Lane described was different: a debasing face-to-face encounter between Mr. Trump and a young woman he hardly knew. This is the private treatment of some women by Mr. Trump, the up-close and more intimate encounters.
CNN asked Twohey if Rowanne Lane used the word "debased." 

CNN: You did use the word debase in the piece. Is that a word that Rowanne used used or that the women you spoke to used? 

Notice the complete evasion of answering a direct question about using the word "debase" when describing the encounter as she stammers and stumbles through her non-answer.

Twohey: So we heard a variety of…I mean….the…the…descriptions of Rowanee was one of many voices….We really value the fact that…and I think that one of the things you’ll see is that…

and proceeds to describe how the article was formatted, yada, yada.  Only a liar does that. 

And don't miss pajama boy saying that Rowanne was "asked to put on a bathing suit."  No she wasn't.  According to Ms Lane, she was asked if she would like a bathing suit since she had just come from a photo shoot and was not prepared for a swim party.  Big damn difference.  I'm sure Mar-a-Lago is well stocked with new bathing suits for guests. 

My advice to anyone being interviewed by any news outlet is to carry a tape recorder or use your phone and record the entire interview.

"Virtue Signaling" Anti-Trump Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp slams Trump...

and, sad to say, it was rather embarrassing - for Huelskamp.

After doing a bit of due diligence on exactly who Tim Huelskamp is, I find the things he said rather weird. After perusing his website, I discovered that he and Donald Trump hold almost exactly the same positions on all major issues.

Aside from his penchant for wearing golf shirts with jackets, which I really hate (it's ugly, guys - don't do it), he seems like a nice guy.  Married, with four adopted children, active in his church, and upholding, to the best of his ability, conservative values.  Of course, no one is really sure what conservative values are anymore, but we'll just use it for lack of a better word.

However, after watching the following video, I will have to say (unfortunately) that I have to agree with The Last Refuge:
In the video below the congressman outlines how Donald Trump fails all applied social litmus tests for conservative purity because Mr. Trump is not: religious enough, preachy enough, politically correct enough, and in a general sense is too crass for the moral authority wing of the religious right.
As Congressman Huelskamp outlines, those who are elected to legislate on appropriate bathroom issues, tone and manners, gender roles, as well as appropriate hem lengths, distance between dance partners and the dangers of modern cultural music, are aghast that a republican electorate would consider such vulgar “New York values” (<— yes Alice, he actually said that).
Watch the video below and you’ll see exactly why “Religious Purity Conservative Republicans” lose elections:
He starts off by saying he wouldn't let his 9-year old watch a Donald Trump rally and neither would all the soccer moms and baseball dads, either.  I'm not sure how he knows this, as he proceeds to call Trump "vulgar" and "crass."

He makes the statement that Trump's positions are not conservative; in particular, "issues of the heart."  Yes, he really said that.

Huelskamp then says the New York Times article which ran on Sunday about Trump's treatment of women was "not a surprise."  Except the NYT article was a complete spin job and the lead woman in the article has already stated so this morning as I've already reported.

After bringing up all those moms and dads again, he then said he would never let his 14-year old son say the things that Trump has said, without explaining what those "things" are.  I'm guessing that his 14-year old son has said much worse "things" than Trump has ever said, but to be fair, I don't know that for a fact.  Just making a guess is all.

He claims Trump wants to "raise taxes on the rich", which has been clarified so many times it amazes me that someone would still be parroting that foolishness.  The possibility of a smaller tax cut is not raising taxes on the rich.

But the moment that captures his essence is when Chris Wallace asks him what he's going to do if it comes down to Clinton vs Trump and he answers, "I don't know. I'll need to talk to my wife."  

Good grief!

Congressman Huelskamp comes across as a scold.  And no one likes a scold.

This is nothing more than "virtue signaling"; a favorite ploy of the libtards.  I'm more virtuous than you, and I want you to know that I am, and thus, the conversation is over. 


The Blog of Monte Cristo:  The Case for Trump

Bunkerville:  Trump smacks down George Stephanopoulous


New York Times hit piece on Trump is a lie...

and the squeaky toy MSM echo chamber keeps spinning it.

Trump's ex-girlfriend says she was misquoted by the NY Times

May. 16, 2016 - 6:17 - Former model Rowanne Brewer Lane discusses her past with Donald on 'Fox and Friends

"I did not have a negative experience with Donald Trump."  

Once again - do not believe anything you read.  


Daily Sheeple:   Dem Congressman: “It’s far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep”

Treehouse:   “Conservatives” Optimistic About Facebook Meeting To Discuss Censorship of Views…

Rebel:   Facebook ADMITS to censoring Conservative websites while freely promoting left-wing ones