First, I have a favor to ask. Some people have said in the comments and in emails to me that they feel like they can’t speak up about politics. Do this ONE thing to get started. Every time someone says we have a Democracy, politely correct them and remind them we have a Republic. Our Founding Fathers did NOT want us to have a Democracy for many reasons. It’s a small start.
I’m going to put the best tweets, articles, and such that I find here. Keep checking back. Newest stuff will be at the top.
DISCLAIMER: If you don’t like absurdity and snark, then don’t follow this post. I thoroughly enjoy when truth is illustrated through absurdity, snark, etc. but I know that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Just know you’ve been given a heads-up in this regard.
This really sums it up.
If the Left loses, then something must be wrong with the system and we must change it. This is why we have the system we have. It’s called checks and balances.
Left loses the WH: Get rid of the electoral college.
Left loses the Senate: Get rid of or change proportional representation in the Senate.
Left loses SCOTUS: Abolish SCOTUS.
These are the guys who pretend to be worried about protecting our institutions from Trump. https://t.co/ObaOO2u45z
— AG (@AGHamilton29) October 12, 2018
I can’t remember how I found this gentleman on YouTube. Probably through a similar video suggestion. This is his response to the video I shared below about CNN denigrating Kanye West in the sickest ways and laughing about it.
It’s long, but worth your time.
This is the only answer I can come up with. I think this woman still believes she is going to be president.
From Wikipedia: Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which the human ego defends itself against unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.
Hillary Clinton: "You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for" https://t.co/8QI5BoEN6t pic.twitter.com/P04am7WREQ
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 9, 2018
This is one of the most disgusting displays ever seen on TV. This is beyond the pale even by @CNN’s non-existent standards. @donlemon laughs while his regular guests call @kanyewest a "Negro who doesn’t read" and a "Token Negro".
This is CNN. Sickening. https://t.co/sH1RLcGyxq
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 10, 2018
Here you go.
This is the plan. He’s saying it, not me.
“That’s what this new Democratic party is about.”
Just how far has the Democratic Party fallen in 2 short years?
Former AG Eric Holder tells cheering crowd "Michelle Obama always says, when they go low, we go high.
When they go low, we kick them."
Chants of "flight!"
"That's what this new Democratic party is about." pic.twitter.com/jcSJyHNyKH
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 10, 2018
This is a reporter for Bloomberg News.
Wild speculation now = news.
I have no indication Nikki Haley resigned because of discontent over Kavanaugh’s confirmation, but the timing hints that — and White House aides are aware of that. https://t.co/LjI9zDYIdi
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 9, 2018
Minnesota Teacher Placed on Leave Over 'Kill Kavanaugh' Tweet https://t.co/6F5zg7OW8A
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) October 10, 2018
Facebook states over and over again how much they value diversity. But it’s only diversity that supports The Left.
Woe be unto any executive who has a different point of view.
Facebook employees shouldn’t be surprised that an executive supported Kavanaugh at his hearing. But they should be mad. https://t.co/xF98TyhAk9 pic.twitter.com/EMJ60Qrmkj
— Slate (@Slate) October 9, 2018
The most shocking thing you will read today. /sarcasm
I really need one of those emojis that rolls around laughing.
Next to the East Room ahead of Kavanaugh’s swearing in ceremony: a cocktail reception. The press was not invited.
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) October 8, 2018
I mean no ill will with this tweet at all. I knew Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not looking well in recent years, but wow. She looks like she has declined quite a bit. I know she wants to hang on until 2020 in case the Democrats can take back the White House, but I wonder how she is even functioning in her job at age 85 if she struggles this much to attend the swearing in.
Everyone on the Left must have felt a bit of panic when she came out with the rest of the Supreme Court Justices.
One photo to perfectly capture how the left and right feel about Kavanaugh becoming a Supreme Court Justice: pic.twitter.com/s4VaH1Jh6G
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 9, 2018
They admit they went smear first and hope the facts check out eventually.
And they can’t figure out why so many people don’t trust the news…
New Yorker's Jane Mayer says, yes, she and Ronan Farrow jumped on Deborah Ramirez story in effort to show a pattern in Brett Kavanaugh sexual misconduct allegations. This: https://t.co/zolB5ukIEz And then this: https://t.co/mxfUzwhjaw pic.twitter.com/P0XAAdhiH5
— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 8, 2018
This is the same Senator Hirono (HI) who told men to shut up.
On CNN, Sen. Hirono is asked about protesters harassing senators in restaurants and at home. Her answer: 'This is what happens.' And something about white supremacy… pic.twitter.com/fEpQa8OQ8h
— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 8, 2018
This tweet has absolutely nothing to do with Kavanaugh. It’s just the tweet that Caroline and I keep watching over and over and over again.
Cutest. Tweet. Ever.
This is really interesting. Note: This was written in 2010, not in the past month.
Why Science Tells Us Not to Rely on Eyewitness Accounts from Scientific American
This could almost be a separate post, but I’m going to break it down into bite-sized pieces and put it here.
I’ve seen a few high-profile defamation lawyers say that Kavanaugh has a solid case to redeem his name. He probably won’t do it, but he could and would win.
I think the Senate Judiciary Committee and whoever else has the power to do so has an OBLIGATION to go after whoever lied about Kavanaugh whether it is Swetnik, Ramirez, Ford, Avenatti, television networks, or anyone else. If they lied and they have the proof, they need to go after them to the fullest extent of the law.
I think the Senate Judiciary Committee knows something more about Ford. I think we haven’t heard the last about Rachel Mitchell and her line of questioning, especially about the polygraph test.
Things I want to know about Ford:
- Where is her husband?
- Where are her parents? Brothers?
- Why did her family not sign the letter of support?
- Why was her family not at the hearing (as far as I know)?
- Why did a professional woman completely scrub not only her Facebook account but her LinkedIn account prior to all this happening? She basically deleted her life from the internet.
- Why did her lawyers release a statement this weekend that Ford is not going to pursue her case any longer and isn’t going to go to the police to file a report? (Oh wait. I know the answer to that one. She has no case.)
Okay, now it’s TIN FOIL HAT TIME. So read this link with that disclaimer. Someone needs to connect the dots and I’m guessing that it’s already happening. I’ve seen multiple discussions about this online, but this one kind of lays it out in a way that’s easy to follow.
Christine Blasey-Ford Friend In Delaware Was Career FBI Agent and Likely Together During Accusation Letter Construct…
Ben Sharipo on abortion and the Kavanaugh appointment on his show last night. As I said elsewhere, if/when pro-life Catholic Amy Coney Barrett is nominated for the Supreme Court, the Kavanaugh nomination brouhaha will look like nothing. Kudos to Ben Shapiro for getting out there and saying what he did on his show last night.
I have plenty of legitimate reasons to hate myself but I’m not about to add ‘born white’ to the list. Y’all have lost the plot. Intersectionality is poison.
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) October 8, 2018
In today’s Lower Levels of Leftist Stupidity, we have this thread if you can follow it.
- Guy quotes Churchill positively.
- People melt down.
- He APOLOGIZES for quoting someone as horrible as Churchill.
- People point out the ridiculousness of this.
Yes, folks. We are now declaring Churchill, the man who led the charge to save the English and the rest of Europe from speaking German the rest of their lives, someone Who Shall Not Be Quoted because Social Justice Warrior Reasons.
Churchill’s cry closet was a bomb shelter.
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) October 8, 2018
Kavanaugh: The Surprise Ending from Commentary Magazine
Ford’s testimony was powerful, and had she been able to surface a piece of evidence as insubstantial as a piece of down—but one with any substance whatsoever—Kavanaugh would not have survived it. But she didn’t. And she hasn’t. The entire planet knows who she is, knows her story, and knows her claims. Not a single piece of corroboration has emerged. It is fair to assume there isn’t any. We don’t destroy people when someone says “trust me, he’s bad.” We don’t … unless we want to destroy him anyway and are willing to use any piece of evidence to hand.
Kavanaugh, for the first time, used language in his testimony to make it implicitly clear to the people whose support he needed—people who would pressure wavering senators—that he was being assaulted by the very forces Republicans and conservatives had been fighting against for the better part of 40 years. He called them out by name and thanked President Trump for his support. This was a breach of judicial etiquette, but you cannot ask a man to allow himself to be ruined to preserve a set of behaviors that have already been rendered passe by the deployment of charges of sexual assault and gang rape. I mean, you can ask, but only a fool would take you up on it.
Kavanaugh saved himself. The staggering turnabout in polls in different races in different parts of the country makes that clear. Privately, Republican campaigns report they have never seen a sleeping body politic jolt awake in this way. You don’t like the politics of it? For those otherwise sympathetic to Kavanaugh’s plight who think he took it too far, you simply have to understand that had he not done so, he would have been known forever as the gang rapist who lost his Supreme Court gig.
Just wait until Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett, a pro-life Catholic, to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg…
Identity politics players inevitably devour their own. "Gender traitors." Welcome to the horrible world of intersectionality, patriarchy theory, white privilege, diversity, inclusivity and equity. https://t.co/BjUPeSKKJ9
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) October 7, 2018
This is the link to the article: White Women, Come Get Your People
This is the woman running openly as a Democratic Socialist. She is totally clueless. Scary.
I’m laughing out loud at this one. This guy did dozens of them to different songs. LOL! (His reference to autism is to himself. Autistic people often like to do repetitive and sometimes obsessive things. He’s poking fun at himself.)
I urge Democrats to continue to try this innovative new electoral strategy https://t.co/FADhUky8Y0
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 7, 2018
This is the link to the article: White Women, Come Get Your People
From a conservative who has been disgusted by the Trumpified GOP: “I didn’t think I could drag myself to the polls. But after the Left’s performance in the Kavanaugh affair, I would crawl across broken glass.” I believe this sentiment is common.
— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) October 7, 2018
Every time I read liberal drivel like this, I marvel yet again at the wisdom and foresight of the Founding Fathers. https://t.co/iOygcEjrTB
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 7, 2018
Remember the story I shared in a previous post about the meltdown internally at Facebook headquarters because Kaplan, a Facebook higher-up, dared to support his friend, Brett Kavanaugh, at his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing?
This one: Rifts Break Open at Facebook Over Kavanaugh Hearing from The New York Times
Not only did Kaplan dare go to the hearing, he had a PARTY for his friend this weekend. Oh the humanity! How dare he! The internal Facebook servers may melt down with outrage that friends of over twenty years who were in each other’s wedding would dare to – GASP! – support each other and celebrate together!
Post controversy of him attending Kavanaugh hearing… Facebook’s Joel Kaplan doubling down. pic.twitter.com/06Gnlwty4X
— Anna Palmer (@apalmerdc) October 7, 2018
Check out my new campaign ad “Gasbag.” Sen. Whitehouse again embarrassed RI, questioning Judge Kavanaugh about his h.s. yearbook references to flatulence and vomiting. The accuser deserved better; Judge Kavanaugh deserved better; and RI deserved better! https://t.co/psTmNuj7zN
— Bob Flanders for U.S. Senate (@flanders4senate) October 4, 2018
Exhibit A of why the Founding Fathers gave us the Government they did. Also Exhibit A of the complete and utter failure of public schools and universities to teach history, government, and civics. Also Exhibit A of the coastal elites thinking that the rest of the country is garbage. (Please note he is apparently a “journalist” for NBC. I’m sure he is a very unbiased reporter. /sarcasm) And, no, most Americans did not oppose Kavanaugh. Especially once people are informed that there were no corroborating witnesses, the percentage goes up significantly. The last I saw it was over 60% and I’m guessing it will go up as more Democrat shenanigans are uncovered.
It may not happen in our lifetimes, but the idea that North Dakota and New York get the same representation in the Senate has to change. “Senators representing less than half the U.S. are about to confirm a nominee opposed by most Americans” https://t.co/DAZWYT9Txg
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) October 6, 2018
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 7, 2018
WARNING: LANGUAGE ON NEXT TWEET.
This is a Google employee. Nice people who work at Google. I’m sure they are very unbiased. /sarcasm. I saw and kept copies of all his tweets in a Word document. Many of them are worse than this.
Take a look at the threats a “Lead @Google designer” issued to Republicans. Deleted after the attn, but still must ask @google, is this acceptable from someone in your leadership? @TwitterSafety @SecretService @GOP @FBI pic.twitter.com/kTlDm8idbN
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) October 7, 2018
This is a rather graphic article, but well worth the read. Tagline: “The feminist movement has shifted the definition of rape to include regret.”
This article from Heather MacDonald is vital reading https://t.co/QjFLXg72px
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 7, 2018
The lefts’ meltdown just makes me sad.
Like you said, it goes to show WHY our government was designed the way it is.
Anything that prevents the Left from exercising control over the country as a whole winds up being a problem for them, thus the complaints. They treat America without any regard for the way things are set up to be “hard to change” or as a deterrent to tyranny. It’s all set up in a way that thwarts them from doing what they want to do. The new narrative is that the judiciary should be fluid and change with each administration. Sorry, that’s what Congress is for. Every two years you can change that. America was set up as a tyranny-deterrent. That’s completely opposite of the left’s goals. No wonder they don’t like the Constitution.
Keep ’em coming Sallie!
So many voices are not being heard.
So many voices that I thought were sane and reasonable are showing a very different side.
I agree that the abuse of women is deplorable, and it has gone on long enough.
We can ALL work together to stop the abuse that is happening NOW.
But no one can go back and stop the abuse that happened THEN.
Scapegoating anyone for the sins of a previous generation is just stupid.
How no one seems to see this is beyond me…
I was thinking about something the other day and shared it with David. This could be an actual post, but I’m going to put it here with a disclaimer that I’m still thinking this through.
I’ve often wondered why David and I didn’t fully go down the horrible patriarchal hole when so many other people did. I also think of Karen Campbell who also did not go totally down the patriarchal hole but saw it for what it was. Why? Why her? Why us? Why not other people who had their family and/or faith destroyed by it?
In watching so many of these people on the left absolutely lose their minds over Trump’s election and now Kavanaugh, I realized that it has to do with having a commitment to the truth.
There is a line you cross when you are willing to be guided by emotions and feelings more than truth and reason. Once you abandon the pursuit of truth in favor of emotions, there is nowhere to go but down. For David and me (and Karen, I’m sure) all of this stuff was about understanding the truth. I honestly think that saved us from untold misery.
It is the only answer I can come up with other than “but for the grace of God go I” which has never been totally satisfying for me when I’ve considered it. But there was something about watching people coming completely unhinged, banging on the door of the Supreme Court building, screaming like demons in the Senate chambers, etc. that made me wonder if I wasn’t on to something.
Once you abandon a commitment to truth, what do you have left?
I see your “truth,” and I raise with “honesty.” I believe if you have the commitment to truth and are honest about your shortcomings, insecurities, and inabilities (which to be a Christian I believe you MUST do) you cannot remain following bad doctrine. So many are not honest.
Yes, I agree. Being honest about yourself is part and parcel with seeking the truth. Many people don’t really want to know the truth about life or themselves.
I think many people underestimate how much fear alone drives their choices. I have to battle against this one, in particular, so I know I’m more aware of it.
I love your snark side, my friend. <3
I'm popping popcorn for the next sh*&show — Bring it. We are ready.
"Just wait until Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett, a pro-life Catholic, to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg…:
I.cannot.wait…. for the day after Election Day. And yes, for Coney Barrett’s appointment.
Good to see you here, my friend.
Hands down, Lindsay Graham 2.0.
Gasket blown in hearing.
Fell off the CHAIR watching the Stayin’ Alive video and the photo of him adjusting his tie when he owned the gal with the “move to SC” remark …
More, more, please. Not rude, just honest.
wait! I want a link! I LOVED the blowing of the gasket in the hearing. God bless him!
I mean this seriously. If you think I’m ever rude in what I share, please say so. I truly do not mean to be rude. I do mean to be truthful and, as I said, I like illustrating with absurdity at times. But I don’t ever want to be cruel or rude.
That said, people have lost their sense of humor in this country. Comedians, in particular, have said they won’t go to college campuses, etc. now. People have no sense of humor. Everything is a trigger or whatever.
I’ve been going through “Frasier” on Netflix. I’m telling you that this series would have to be rewritten in so many places if they tried to put it on today.
This is what I think about speaking truthfully.
So I had a question for all here.
I had a pretty radical conversion from New York liberal to Midwest conservative, and most friends now don’t think too differently than I do. But I have one childhood friend that I’ve stayed in touch with via email for decades. We don’t discuss politics. And we’ve stayed friends through her bladder cancer and my struggle with my family member’s medical condition; supportive, loving even, just absent of opinion on current events.
Is anyone else successfully navigating these days with family and close friends who don’t agree with you politically or the like? I wish I could have this kind of relationship with my sisters, but they won’t cooperate. It seems it must be their way or the highway.
That’s a hard one to navigate, but it sounds like you’ve done it well. For me, we would have to agree to disagree. Ex: I have a dear friend who is an atheist. She is very respectful of my faith, and I don’t try to push mine on her. She leans liberal, to a point, but we actually have more things in common than you would expect at first glance. She’s unabashedly pro-life, which is odd in her circles. Her husband thinks it’s weird that we are friends, but there are just some topics we don’t broach. Works for us.
On the other hand, Brett’s sister is waaaaaaay liberal, and it’s hard to even have a conversation with her, because she’s off the chain.
“If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.” Romans 12:18
The key part is “so far as it depends on you.” For me, the divisions haven’t been about politics but theology and other stuff with different people. I’m perfectly happy to agree to disagree with people. I’m more than happy to not discuss things if it’s not helpful. Someone would have to be repeatedly rude and constantly making an issue of it to make me walk away from the relationship.
My personal experience has been that of being cut off by others when I won’t agree with them or validate their wrong behavior or give into their control tactics. In one case, the other person came back around after many years and apologized. We’re good now. In the other case, I’m not holding my breath.
I have a couple of children who see things quite differently than I do. One son suggested that we read Jonathan Haidt’s book The Righteous Mind. This helped us tremendously in having rational conversations about our political differences. I highly recommend it.
Ben Shapiro just did his Sunday Special with Jonathan Haidt. I only watched the promo, but it sounded interesting.
Here’s a link to the book.
The Righteous Mind
I pulled this post and some other ones from the same time out of the unpublished archives. Some of my newer readers who are interested in politics and culture might like to see these discussions.
I’m leaving a comment on each one I’ve republished so people will know they are live again.
Very interesting to go back and read them a few years later given where we find ourselves now in this country.