Americans, Culture Wars, Progressives, RINOS ← Previous post Next post → Comments Deplorable B Woodman Dec 08 2017 at 12:19 am As it was in the beginning…….. The Constitution was a compromise. That’s how we got a bicameral parliament, Senate and House. Give a little, get a little. But more recently, up until President Trump’s election, it was give a little, give a little more, get nothing positive. The 300 Dec 08 2017 at 10:53 am It started around the time of Bork, then got worse. It wasn’t until Obama’s election that Democrats decided that “compromise” is defined as they tell us what they want and we give it to them. MAJ Arkay Dec 08 2017 at 12:20 am Whoa! That must be why it’s snowing in the Hill Country, San Antonio, and points southeast. Best get some clothes on the DD ladies, Chris. A bit nipply Thursday night. Some ice in places. Gone by noon Friday though, as we head back to our normal 50-60 highs. Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of deplorable! Dec 08 2017 at 1:42 pm Yeah I woke up to Snowmageddon here in the Houston area this morning, sure are a lot of people that completely forget how to drive with a bit of frozen moisture out and about. Warhorse Dec 08 2017 at 4:53 pm Don’t feel too bad about the idiot drivers, Bob. I live just outside Canada’s capital, and exactly the same thing happens here. 🙁 John Dec 08 2017 at 5:32 pm That’s depressing. You’d think humans could adapt better than that. JackDeth 72 Dec 08 2017 at 12:22 am Someone really needs to arrange some “accidents” for McConnell, McCain and the Establishment and Never Trumper “Usual Suspects” to make life a whole lot easier. JSStryker Dec 08 2017 at 12:37 am Amen! cmblake6 Dec 08 2017 at 2:45 am Hell to the yeah. Jay W. Gradinger Dec 08 2017 at 9:42 am All someone needs to do is make Swillary and Swill think those “people” have something on them. Problem solved. Interventor Dec 08 2017 at 12:12 pm Faked case of Arkancide, perhaps! Pamela Dec 08 2017 at 5:47 pm Nah Let God sort them out NotYetInACamp Dec 08 2017 at 1:14 am Applied to The Art of Politics. Win. Winning. Won. JTC Dec 08 2017 at 2:26 am DT learned collaboration (what lefties call collusion) and deal-making from the best. The powder-wig thing too. 🙂 Fox2! Dec 08 2017 at 2:42 am The Five Families run a tough school for deal making. Halley Dec 08 2017 at 2:40 am It took a street-talking billionaire with a hot foreign supermodel wife to become The People’s President. Only in America. PaulS Dec 08 2017 at 7:50 am Oooo, maybe Tom Brady could be the next president… 😉 cmblake6 Dec 08 2017 at 2:53 am Indeed, and indeed. I think The Donald may be better for America than Ronaldus Maximus himself. Deplorable B Woodman Dec 08 2017 at 6:52 am Hey, hey, hey. Be careful there. That’s bordering on sacrilege and heresy. Even if it is true. ;-)) cmblake6 Dec 08 2017 at 1:04 pm Okay, fine, as good as. How about that? Neil Frandsen Dec 08 2017 at 3:42 am Yup. In my part of Canada, in south Alberta, quite a few folk have bought into the idea that Donald Trump is a dumb loudmouth! They have a lot of trouble with the idea of stopping repeating the same ‘solution’, over, and over: STOP “rewarding troublemaking in the Middle East by paying off the loudest mouths”. When I point out that President Trump, a New Yorker, saw the videos of folk dancing in the streets of the Middle East, after hearing the news about 9-11, and also pointed-out that he sees a reminder of the attacks every time he sees the missing Twin Towers’ old Site, they do not understand that President Trump has very good reasons for trying a different way, from the old way of rewarding bad behavior… : I saw the live TV report when Donald declared that the USA was recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. I also downloaded the Transcript of his speech, to make sure I had missremembered naught. The simple idea, that everyone can worship in their own way, without blocking anyone else, was one of the features of the Speech. And I remembered Tanzania, in October, 1986, when our Crew was working on a Seismic Job, about 50 miles south of Dar-es-Salaam, where the two wheel-track trails wound past a Church here, and past a Mosque 4, or 5 miles further on = both buildings in good shape, neither building having a high fence, neither building having armed guards. The farmers work their fields with no problems, meet in the afternoon at the local little store for beer, or orange pop, or coffee, and chat together, all farmers, no sorting by religion. My Swahili to English to Swahili translator, trained at a Christian school, would only say that the farmers at the store, and the farmers we had hired, were shouting jokes back and forth, when we drove slowly by (to avoid raising dust). He would not repeat the jokes in English, which is why this south Alberta farm boy knew the jokes were very good ones. Grin. Paladin Dec 08 2017 at 6:56 am I am ready for him to go on the offensive. If they had to mount a legal defense, and to start spending money to stay out of prison, he could get more things done. The Deep State must by held to account for its deeds. David M Dec 08 2017 at 7:38 am Yup. Bigly. GWB Dec 08 2017 at 7:44 am The courts are currently very inadequate for holding the state (Deep or not) to account. Much too many are still beholden to something other than our Constitution and Natural and Common Law. The people will have to stop expecting others to do their work for them, and apply accountability for ourselves. cmblake6 Dec 08 2017 at 1:07 pm Which is why teams should be assembled to run something along the lines of Arkancide. 😉 Pamela Dec 08 2017 at 5:53 pm *Looks at Blake over glasses* We will not lower ourselves to those levels of disgrace. Everything must be according to the Rule of Law for Justice to be properly delivered. Old Codger Dec 08 2017 at 9:08 am The Deep State must by held to account for its deeds. I agree. I just have no idea how one might go about doing it. Remember the deep state is composed of unelected and unappointed civil servants (but how many of them have you ever met who were either 😉 ) who are not merely accountable to no one but protected by both a powerful union AND endless layers of regulations designed to make it well nigh impossible to dislodge them. If memory serves, it was the bureaucrats (Mandarins?) who were the real power in the Empire of China. Presidents, Kings and Emperors come and go but the bureaucracy continues world without end. Arkelk Dec 08 2017 at 9:41 am I have worked in and for the federal government. There are lots of people in the trenches who really do work and want their work to help people. Unfortunately, partly because of unions and partly because of laws and regulations to try to take patronage out of civil service jobs, it is often easier to keep the duds with some sort of job rather than to actually fire them. It’s the upper echelons–political appointees or top GS and senior executive service–that deflect the earnest desires of the workers to do the right thing in the right way. And I also think it was the mandarins in imperial China who wielded the real power in the last dynasty or two. S Hooks Dec 08 2017 at 5:01 pm The ability to go on the offensive is being greatly hampered by not having a real Attorney General. Delilah T. Dec 08 2017 at 9:06 am Some state, the Deep State will die and no one will come to its funeral. It’s kind of like a bad blister: you poke it to let it drain, then cover it so it will dry up and fall off or blow away. Just keep in mind that the “mindless scream across the country’ had spotty attendance of 3 to 6 idiots here and there, and people videoed them, laughing at them all the while. Christmas is coming. The Romans called it the Saturnalia. The two faces of Janus (January is named for him) look behind and forward. Have a good time, stay warm and dry. Pamela Dec 08 2017 at 5:54 pm I’m looking forward to dance on their graves in a RED dress. Delilah T. Dec 08 2017 at 8:45 pm Ditto, Pamela. Ditto. Old Codger Dec 08 2017 at 9:27 am the Deep State will die and no one will come to its funeral. Sorry, Miss Delilah, but bureaucracies are eternal. They never die and it is impossible to get rid of them. As I wrote above, Presidents, Kings and Emperors come and go but bureaucracy continues world without end. Delilah T. Dec 08 2017 at 8:49 pm Doesn’t explain why Hitler’s Reich ousted Kaiser Wilhelm’s bureaucracy, does it? Or why it ultimately failed, as did the Politburo. SgtCpt Dec 08 2017 at 10:22 am From Political Science 101. My old professor laid out the things all bureaucracies had in common. First on the list was all bureaucracies must be self perpetuating. Our task then is to spay, neuter, and emasculate all bureaucrats. The 300 Dec 08 2017 at 10:59 am Chinese bureaucrats were eunuchs. This didn’t stop them from spreading. It just prevented making the bureaucracy a family business. Jess Sain Dec 08 2017 at 10:23 am President Trump sleeps 4 hours a night on average, works 12 to 15 hours a day, turned the country around in under a year after 8 years of relentless ObamaFail all while being hounded by the Dhimmicrats AND our party. The Founding Fathers would have loved this guy. Pecan Scandi Dec 08 2017 at 10:31 am Really good point. Spin Drift Dec 08 2017 at 10:55 am I like the way Yurtle the Turtle is in the Oval Office. And the hearkening to 1776 and the Declaration except this time its not to a King but to the machinery of government. The Don said “hold your friends close but your enemies closer.” Yurtle the Turtle may wake up to see that the time of the Great Machine maybe over. It’s going to take more than 4 years to disassemble some of the hidden gears and levers of power but if who comes after continues the process we may give our prosperity a base to thrive from. If not then it may only be the 4th box for the final reconciliation. Oliver Heaviside Dec 08 2017 at 11:54 am So, when net neutrality is dead, will we still be able to get the DbD? Probably. Or maybe not. I guess we are going to find out….. John Dec 08 2017 at 5:47 pm No problemo. We’re low bandwidth here. If the bastards try to throttle _that_ we’ll re-invent dial-up. Rivrdog Dec 09 2017 at 3:09 am Pamela: Militia IS, by God, in the Law of the Land. The Militia is me and thee. We are on the best Constitutional grounds ehen we pick up our rifles to end this tyranny.