The Shell Game.
Total Fiction.


  • October 8, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Dumb Bomb for Dumb City…it’ll wipe DC off the map. Do it!

  • October 8, 2017 at 12:11 am

    A “Smart Bomb” would be so overwhelmed by the dumb.

    • October 8, 2017 at 12:12 am

      RINOs indeed. Get them OUT!!!!!!!!

      • October 8, 2017 at 7:45 am
        Old Codger

        What makes you think replacements elected by the same people who elected them will be any different?

      • October 8, 2017 at 8:45 am

        Very sad but very true observation.

  • October 8, 2017 at 12:11 am

    “You’re going to need a dumber bomb…”

    • October 8, 2017 at 8:43 am

      We’re… WE’RE gonna need a “dumber” bomb. More importantly, a smarter, more discerning constituency.

  • October 8, 2017 at 12:12 am

    And we have got to do something about those meaningless monikers Republican and Democrat, they are of course the Unicans and/or Unicrats.

    Simplest form is the Left Party and Right Party…be a lot easier to tell ’em apart.

    • October 8, 2017 at 12:14 am

      At least most audibly. They all seem to be the same anymore, with a very few exceptions.

      • October 8, 2017 at 7:48 am
        Old Codger

        They all seem tobe the same any more.

        Two wings of the same repacious bird.

    • October 8, 2017 at 5:16 am

      Anti-American Statist Party
      Constitution Party

      would also work, and accurately describe the landscape, and the stakes.

    • October 8, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      I’ve always found it interesting when people use “left” vs “right” politics, considering the history of the terms. They date back to the French revolution, where the supporters of the king (statists / authoritarians) would sit on the right of the throne, and the liberals (back when “liberal” mean someone who was for reducing government power; the predecessors of modern libertarians) would sit to the left.

      When you consider the notion that the overwhelming majority of Republicans keep voting in people who expand the size, scope, and power of government while talking about wanting the opposite, it makes for a nice inside joke.

  • October 8, 2017 at 12:53 am
    Lifeofthe Mind

    Roger Rabbit got there first.

  • October 8, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Exactly. I’ve been saying this very thing for years. Republican voters are either too stupid or too spineless to do anything but continuously vote for the very same scum who just stab them in the back every chance they get.

    They could vote Constitution Party, for instance, but do they? No. “Muh Democrats might win,” is their excuse. They are so dense that the obvious fact that there’s no difference between the feared Democrats and the traitors they vote for can’t penetrate their thick skulls. So they decide, in their dim-witted and barely conscious way, that voting for traitors with a R after their name is better than voting for jerks with a D after their name. Of course, they’re wrong, and even after they get stabbed in the back again and again, the next time elections come up, they drag their bloody selves to the voting booth and vote for their harsh masters once again. You’d think they’d learn, and take a chance, but no, “muh bad Democrats will git in,” and “but no one else will do it” keep them docile and impotent. If McConnell or Ryan actually went to the voting booths and spit in the face of each Republican voter personally, they’d still get elected, because “duh Democrats are wurse!”

    Meanwhile, those of us who are voting for the Constitution Party, as an example, are the only ones not doing what the GOP trash demand. We’re waiting for the rest of you to friggin’ clue in, man up, and stop voting for those who are actively destroying the nation, while whining that there’s nothing else you can do.

    Conservatives have failed. Miserably. They’ve conserved nothing. This is why the alt-right had to come into existence. The irony is that most conservatives don’t even realize this. While thinking that they’ve actually done something, they also grumble about how the nation is spiraling down the tubes. Well, exactly how is that possible if you’ve accomplished something? All conservatives have done is helped the left with their agenda, because they adopt leftist beliefs eventually, for the most part, just later down the road. Watch. When leftists really push for pedophile sex to be recognized as normal in the mainstream, conservatives will suddenly discover their tolerance for “stable, adult, consensual” gay marriage. Just like they discovered their tolerance for unlimited immigration due to “muh meltin’ pot” and “muh nashun of immigrints.” Nevermind that leftists are using immigration to populate the nation with those who will turn us into a third-world country.

    • October 8, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      I’m not particularly a fan of the Constitution Party (as Lysander Spooner put it back in the mid-1800s: “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.”), but I respect people who support it more than I respect the boot-licking Republican supporters – they should change the party slogan to “Please, sir, may I have another?”

    • October 8, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Unfortunately for conservatives and fortunately for libertarians, the Alt-Right has attracted many who are not philosophically small government, but strongly against policies that the government has put into place. This means you wind up with a lot of whack-jobs (old-school idiot inbred racists, modern “scientific” racists, conspiritards, etc.), who the media will of course place front-and-center as representatives of the whole. They used to make camp with the libertarians who very unwisely tolerated them for their numbers. Don’t let them latch on to you – no good can come of it.

  • October 8, 2017 at 3:36 am
    Lucius Severus Pertinax

    “We Suck Less!! is hardly an inspiring Campaign Slogan!

  • October 8, 2017 at 6:02 am
    Neil Frandsen

    Muh American Cousins:
    “Perfection is the Enemy of ‘Good Enough’!”
    is an idea which Land Surveyors have had rubbed into their imaginations for a very long time. Probably since before the beautifully simple tiled courtyard, with 3 concentric circles of small square black tiles was laid down in the Fertile Crescent, roughly 6,000 years ago the Archaeologists’ guessed. They found the smallest circle 1st, cleaned off enough debris to realize it was a circle, and cleaned of where the centre should be, top find 1 small square black tile, with a hole in its centre. Sketching out their finds, they drew a circle the size of their first-discovered black tiles, calculated the circumference, and looked at the 360 black tiles which would fir the total distance. Now, all Archaeologists used Real Survey Instruments, 360 is the standard number of degrees in a circle, and there just might be a second, larger circle, with 360 x 60 small black tiles… they calculated where that circle had to be, dug, and there it was!
    They had found a Master Survey Instrument!
    Imagine a ‘small’ table, topped with a duplicate of the permanent circles, incised into a good adobe clay’s flat surface, set down over the single centre tile. The incising job’s accuracy may be checked by setting a sight-vane straw against the edge of corresponding table-top tiles, and sighting past the vanes at a pole held against the side of one of the inner-circle’s tiles, thus checking out your Degrees circle marks. The ‘Seconds’ circle may be checked using the same method.
    The checking method is not a perfect way, because the straws have width, as does the sighting pole. Spending too much time fussing with your incised square marks, in the adobe clay table-top, is a time-wasting search for Perfection. The 8 slaves have to carry the surveying-table out to the re-survey work needed in the muddy fields left by the spring floods, so the corners of the fields, and the layout of the irrigation canals, may be done soon enough for the farmers to dig the mud out of the irrigation canals (and out of the Drainage Canals), and get busy planting!
    Thus, everyone in that olde Fertile Crescent society _knew_ about Perfection being the enemy of Good Enough {for Government Work}…
    Trying for a Perfect Conservative Government is a waste of time, time needed to get some of the “Good Enough”, Conservers’ Laws, and Regulations, Passed, and Written, in time for the Americans to freely get busy with their natural planting, designing, building (and Failing, discarding _that_ idea’s bad parts), improving ways, and means, and growing their Society’s ability to make, and enjoy their industrious workings’ results.
    Stop horsing around, just elect folks who understand Good Enough, and get out of the way, eh?
    From Lethbridge, Alberta, in the Great White North.
    Grandpa Pete was a Minnesota Dane, a Millwright (and a Farmer), who came to Alberta and married a daughter of ‘The Soo”, come to Alberta from Ontario, to teach School. So I am 1/4 Danish Blood (Dad was a Dane from Fuen, in Denmark), and related directly to a bunch of Americans, thus you are all my Cousins, eh?
    Neil Frandsen
    Yes, it is 4:04AM, MDT, here = I have Insommnia, this morn.

  • October 8, 2017 at 6:25 am

    We’ve tried to live with “good enough” in government, only to find that they lied to us about what they wanted to be “good enough” at.

    If you want to see real perfectionism, look at the Democrats especially their Antifa wing. They will settle for nothing less than a Utopia in which they get to decide who gets to live in it, other than their own wonderful selves. That YT “movie” The Thinning is a classic progressive wet dream along those lines, no matter how much they try to “conservatize” the villains. “The perfection of the species” has always been the socialist dream.

    (RAH could have told them that Nehemiah Scudder was no conservative, any more than Sinclair Lewis’ Elmer Gantry was, no matter how much Bible-thumping was involved.)

    Progressives in any party live self-satisfied lives, secure in the arrogance of their own ignorance of reality. The only thing which motivates them is their dream of power. Which can unfortunately “motivate” them to almost anything, up to and including mass murder, and I’m not just referring to LV.

    In the GOPe’s case, it mainly motivates them to give blow jobs to the Dems and to tell everyone else to GFY. Getting them pats on the head for being good little gimps.

    As RAH said in Take Back Your Government, “opting out” of the two-party system is not an option. You have to control one or the other party.

    The problem isn’t “they have to vote for us (the GOPe), because they know the Dems will go crazy on them if they’re in power”. Which they will, make no mistake; if Hillary was POTUS right now, every legal gun owner in the U.S. would have 30 days to turn in every gun and associated thing they own (including “gun books”) or face summary execution. Cities whose LEO refused to enforce this would very likely be nuked, with Hillary laughing maniacally. Then she’d go on to the serious business of “climate change”- probably by blowing up power plants and dams.

    So yes, the GOPe is an alternative to the Dems’ “Tyranny of the Perfect”.

    But a better one is clearing the Quislings , yes-men, and get-alongers out of the party leadership and replacing them with someone who actually gives a shit what the people in “Flyover Country” really want.

    There are only two horses in this race. You might want to make sure the one your bet is riding on is healthy and doesn’t have a pulling jockey.

    clear ether


    • October 8, 2017 at 6:53 am

      “Pulling”? or “puling”?

      • October 8, 2017 at 10:11 am
        John D. Egbert


    • October 8, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      The problem with trying to take over the GOP is that money talks, and real conservatives don’t have enough to even whisper. There is no winning path in that direction – I’ve been watching people try for generations (and historically, this problem dates back to the days when the ink was still drying on the Constitution).

      Try a few mental experiments outside of the box, like this book from Murray Rothbard, intellectual heir to Ludwig von Mises (the first person to epistemologically destroy socialism), and far easier to read than Mises:

      • October 8, 2017 at 2:06 pm


        tl;dr version of that: Follow the money, always follow the money.

        Not limited to GOP, just a function of politics and life in general.

        Money is just another word for power, most know that.

        What many do not recognize is the inverse, that power is money.

        And power derives from the proletariat, or Deplorables rather.

        We do have the power (aka money) to effect change, and we are.

        It is a process, and it is early in it.

        Republican, Democrate, etc. is irrelevant.

        But recognition of what is Right, and what is Left, is required.

  • October 8, 2017 at 6:55 am

    I’d swear you’ve done this one before, Chris. Sadly, it’s still relevant.

  • October 8, 2017 at 8:49 am

    2016 Presidential Election
    Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton
    Our ‘best and brightest’…

    There’s no coming back from that, I’m afraid, short of Revival.

  • October 8, 2017 at 9:32 am

    We have to vote for replacements in the Primary, but once we get to the General, the party nominees get the vote. Otherwise we split the vote and a lying, thieving democrat wins.

    • October 8, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      A lying, thieving Democrat vs a lying, thieving Republican? What interests me here is that conservatives are the side that tends to at least give lip service to the notion that incentives and consequences matter. So what you’re saying is that you’ll support the Party regardless of consequences – which means that the Party has exactly zero incentive to improve. All they have to do to get your support is to be 0.01% better than the other side. And then you all sit around wondering why things only get worse (it’s the same from the progressive standpoint, but they generally lack the wit to notice).

  • October 8, 2017 at 11:29 am
    Shooter 2.5

    Latest comment. Correct. The primaries are going to be so important this coming election and we have a chance for better candidates than we have now. I am afraid too many dems will cross party lines again. That’s how we arrived with Trump but that one backfired on them.

  • October 8, 2017 at 11:57 am

    There’s what’s Right, then there’s what’s Left. Simple really. Right? 🙂

  • October 8, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    The real problem is that the electorate is helpless in the face of a constant barrage of disinformation.
    This is not a new problem, and it was once addressed by one of the Seven Liberal Arts, namely Rhetoric.
    In case you haven’t noticed that particular course of study has been effectively banned. This is not an accident. Rhetoric teaches Logic and Persuasion.
    If you know Logic you can discover bad reasoning.
    If you know Persuasion you can discover outright lies being told to the persuader’s advantage.
    Note that Lawyers, Politicians, Advertisers, and the News Media all want you not to be aware of these things, and thus Rhetoric is banned from our public schools when instead it should be the fourth R.

  • October 8, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    The type of bomb that should be deployed would cause their man parts to shrivel up and fall off. Plus make them speak with high squeaky voices as if they’ve been sucking helium,

    • October 8, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      AHHH, then you are “assuming” that they have man parts???

  • October 8, 2017 at 4:41 pm
    Delilah T.

    Why send a “dumb bomb”? They’re already so dimwitted they can’t even tie their own shoes.

    If there is an anti-lemming bomb, we should use that. Lemmings = rodents = an entire order of useless critters.

    What about hiring the Pied Piper? Is he still around?

  • October 8, 2017 at 5:54 pm
    Deplorable B Woodman

    “Get Smart”
    Where are Agents 86 and 99 when you need them?
    We already know where The Chief is; in the White House, trying to find The Cone Of Silence against KAOS (GOPe RINO Republitards and DildoCrats).

  • October 8, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    We do have one man in the White House.

    Sometimes that is all that is needed to start it up.

    The President asked for people to run in the primaries.
    By a deal the President backed a RINO in the Alabama Senate primary.
    President Trump won in that race. The RINO that the President backed lost.

    If only these other parties could have dual registration during the primaries, or back the Republican candidate that they put into the races.

    Whatever is needed to get it to ‘good enough.’

    A main target must be K-Street and all of the lobbying concentrations. (No, I didn’t mean camps when i wrote it. Be good.)

    Good thoughts. That is what is needed to push the win.

  • October 8, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Only missed it by that much!

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