Category Archives: Obsessions

Outrage of the day

The left is all hot and bothered over Atty Gen. Sessions whining about some judge on an island in the Pacific.

While the right is exercised over some twit art professor painting Trump’s severed head.

Of the two, I’d think the head would get the most ink/air, if not a Secret Service investigation. It it was Barry’s or the Hildafelon’s head we’d all know about it and never hear the end of it. But that’s not the way it works with the Mediacrats.

No, no. The little island in the Pacific takes the palm.

The shame of the Syria strike

Now that the dust has settled from the Syria strike and the usual suspects have had their say—among them Rand Paul that Trump’s order was as unconstitutional as LBJ’s dragging us into Vietnam and war-monger John McCain just as pleased as punch—I have to say I was surprised and saddened.

First off I’ve never understood why chemical weapons are supposed to be more heinous than high explosive or automatic rifles and machine guns. But given that they are seen that way, Trump’s comment about children dying horribly from poisonous gas couldn’t have been more disingenuous.

Does he not know that there were families at that air base he bombed? Families of the techs who labored there and undoubtedly some with children? Why is blowing them up less horrible that what Assad allegedly did? And how does this further American First? As Paul said Syria didn’t attack us.

Regrettably, Trump seems to be headed down the path that Bush 2 and Obama took, in stirring up the hornets nest of the Middle East, and getting more American soldiers killed—for the sake of what? Realpolitik? What a shame.

UPDATE:  The ZMan opines: “The United States has no interest in Syria. There are no good guys to back. There’s no ‘solution’ to what ails that part of the world, short of another flood. Syria is a mess because it is full of Syrians. The only sane policy is to make sure it remains full of Syrians. Let them kill each other there, not in Paris or Portland.” And hopes the Tumpet doesn’t get to like being President of the World. God help us.

Evolution at work

This is old. But funny. And I missed it. So I’m making up for it now.

Via Mouth of the Brazos

Waiting for Season 7

I finally finished watching all there is (so far) of Game of Thrones, that is up to the end of Season 6. I had to laugh at the explosive demise of the High Sparrow and Co. But I will miss Queen Margery.

Also appropriate was Arya’s dispatch of Walder Frey—a final Stark salute.

All of which is sufficiently different from the books, but no matter. As long as I can keep both plots separate in my head I’ll be okay.

Now July needs to hurry up and get here. Although I have a problem. I don’t want to subscribe to HBO but how else to get the episodes? Thru Amazon?

SXSW goes “progressive”

The former music festival, locally famed for its traffic snarls and street crowd scenes, is this year focusing on anti-Trump rhetoric:

“SXSW’s chief programming officer Hugh Forrest praised the political slant on this year’s festival.

“’There is definitely a degree of politics or political focus that may not have been there in previous years,’ said Forrest. ‘We hope people walk away with a little better understanding of issues and the players driving the issues.’

“Forrest, who voted for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, previously claimed to be ‘grieving’ following President Trump’s victory in November. He also claimed to be excited about SXSW’s ‘role’ in ‘paving a more progressive path to the future.'”

SXSW claims to have music acts this year from Somalia and Libya, countries on President Trump’s travel ban, and otherwise is promoting Islam’s fight against Trump.

Via Breitbart News/Tech

Trump’s “fuck you” money

“I still think it’s stunning how survivable Trump is going to be amidst the flack and drubbing he gets. Trump is military academy man. Construction boss man. Scrap with the NY Press man. Reality TV man. Divorce man. Billionaire man.

“I still think he’s the walking personification of fuck you money, that thing that so many Americans wish they had.”

Via Cobb

Brett Stephens, over the edge

The former executive editor of the Jerusalem Post, Brett Stephens, has long been anti-Trump, but this is unforgivable:

“When will Republicans acknowledge that the President of the United States is mentally ill?”

As David Paul retweets: “Bret is the face of the self-immolating establishment.”

Via Twitter