January 12, 2017

A sign for Occupy Inauguration — taped to a lamp post on the UW campus.

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The image of Trump looks like he's saying "fuck." The event

Somebody saw fit to edit the sign:

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I've looked at the Facebook page for the event. It says:
Donald Trump and the reactionary core of the Republican Party are coming to power in 2017 on a platform of racism, sexism, xenophobia, and pro-corporate policies....

The Democratic Party has proven they are incapable of stopping Trump. It is time to build a new party for the 99% based on the united power of all exploited and oppressed people, on movements for social and economic justice, on the belief that we CAN do better than this corrupt and rotten system!

112 comments:

Ignorance is Bliss said...

It is time to build a new party for the 99% based on the united power of all exploited and oppressed people, on movements for social and economic justice, on the belief that we CAN do better than this corrupt and rotten system!

We'd all love to see the plan.

Original Mike said...

The Dakota pipeline? Really?

wendybar said...

Hahahaha!! And they wonder why they lost??

Kep Hartman said...

Delusions. They are strong with this.

Laurent Canup said...

So are the organizers now saying that the 99% of the US are "exploited and oppressed people"? That's going to really go against a lot of their narratives. Or are they saying that 99% of the US will come to power on the backs of the "exploited and oppressed people"? That sounds pretty bad.

Brando said...

I'm sure it'll be as successful as the Occupy Wall Street movement, which effected great change, sweeping legislation, and greatly reduced inequality. The 1% has never been more beaten.

Chuck said...

"The Democratic Party has proven they are incapable of stopping Trump."

Can't argue with that! Amen! Say it loud!

Thing is: Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and 52 votes in the Senate could stop Trump cold, if they wanted to...

Not the answer that Occpuy! is looking for, I know. Still, that is the answer right now.

AprilApple said...

racism, sexism, xenophobia, and pro-corporate policies....


oooo that's fresh.

Original Mike said...

I feel like going down to campus to get one of these posters for my man cave. (I don't have a man cave, but that's immaterial).

Original Mike said...

In fact, I could get this one. Looks like it's across the street from Chemistry.

AprilApple said...

I'm going to do all I can to stop Trump's sexism.

robother said...

Love the hand cross-out on Make Education Free, er, Available. Some tenured professor or administrator no doubt wanted that clarification. (We are all conservatives when it comes to our own fields of endeavor.)

Drago said...

Looks like Obama, the dems and some "lifelong republicans" are going ALL IN in these last few days by having the Office of Inspector General conduct a "full scale" investigation into the FBI and Justice Dept regarding those departments treatment of Hillary's emails.

So, no, the dems (and some "lifelong republicans") are never going to give up in their dreams of completely undermining the election of Trump.

Michael K said...

I wonder if they have an address to send the money ? Jill Stein should have taught them something.

mockturtle said...

Oh, yeah! These attacks on Muslims have got to stop!

traditionalguy said...

I guess there is no use building the Trump Madison Tower now. Maybe Ivanka could have done it, but she's busy being the Washington Hostess and the boys are busy doing everything else.

n.n said...

Translation:

Anti-nativists favor progressive wars, refugee crises, and mass emigration.

Black lives matter. Human lives matter less?

Judge people by the "color of their skin", not by the content of their character (e.g. principles).

Female chauvinism presumes the guilt of males, conflicts of interests in dissenting females, and that babies can be selectively denied life for political progress.

Let teachers eat cake! Let the taxpayers eat debt.

Stop the organic black blob. Embrace the artificial green blight.

"=", not equal treatment, is a doctrine of the Pro-Choice quasi-religion based on the twilight principle of selectivity and opportunity.

Quaestor said...

Hurrah and Huzzah! I love to watch the proglodytes pace restlessly to and fro in the shadowy recesses of their caves.

We're going to run out of eligible Trumps before the Left is back in power.

Michael McClain said...

How about stopping attacks on Christians and Jews by Moslems?

buwaya said...

Making education free is actually an almost achievable goal.

It may be, very nearly, already here with online services, for a vast range of categories of "education". The cases where specialized equipment and manual skill transfer for job training are not usually the sort of things defined as "education" by this sort of activist.

This sort of education for instance is a bit difficult to do online, or "free" -

http://www.naltc.com/

But I digress.

Whats not (usually) free are credentials and hand-holding, i.e., dragging the horse to water to make the beast drink. Thats the main problem with education in the modern world.

tcrosse said...

I'm going to do all I can to stop Trump's sexism.
Congratulations. So you're cool with the racism, xenophobia, and pro-corporate policies. Your virtue-signal is incomplete.

Drago said...

AprilApple: "I'm going to do all I can to stop Trump's sexism."

I am totally with you on that.

Step 1: Join a really good wine club
Step 2: ???
Result: Reduced Sexism!

Hagar said...

That is an impressive list of co-sponsors!

chuck said...

Boring. Does anything interesting ever happen on the modern campus?

buwaya said...

Don't curse the darkness (or Trump), light a candle!

All these activist sorts feeling under-educated or put upon through societies' neglect of their education are well advised to make use of the liberating technologies of this modern world.

The very definition of a classical education, at one time, included learning Latin.
This is, being a non verbal tongue these days, entirely amenable to self study. Ignorance is vincible.

http://www.usu.edu/markdamen/Latin1000/index.htm

One of many such courses.

Drago said...

Quaestor: "Hurrah and Huzzah! I love to watch the proglodytes pace restlessly to and fro in the shadowy recesses of their caves.

We're going to run out of eligible Trumps before the Left is back in power."

It is my understanding that they are making more Trumps all the time.

exhelodrvr1 said...

We could take the money we spend on the military and on the police, and there would be enough to pay for everyone to get a doctorate, plus to have their own sex robot, so that would also eliminate the sexism!!

Sigivald said...

"Giant Progressive Wish List No Matter How Badly It Loses Elections And Is Based On Misconceptions!"

Hey, college towns, right?

Francisco D said...

They forgot some demands:

A Chicken every pot and a unicorn in every stable!

While they are at it, the privileged White elite need to give everyone land and a stable because these people are clearly unstable. Sorry. (groan!)

Wilbur said...

"It is time to build a new party for the 99%"

So, build your party. Who's stopping you? What's stopping you?

And what does that have to do with the criminal acts you intend to commit at and around the inauguration?

Richard Dolan said...

"a new party for the 99% based on the united power of all exploited and oppressed people "

First time as tragedy, second time as farce. Not sure what to say about the umpteenth time.

Wilbur said...

"It is time to build a new party for the 99%"

So, build your party. Who's stopping you? What's stopping you?

And what does that have to do with the criminal acts you intend to commit at and around the inauguration?

Brando said...

"Making education free is actually an almost achievable goal."

Much like with health care, the first step of making it universal and "free" is to figure out how to bring down costs. And much like health care, education costs are high largely due to government interference (and attempts to make it "cheaper" with subsidies, which amazingly only inflate the prices anyway).

Bay Area Guy said...

Make Education Free!

I love it. For all these young, ignorant rabble rousers, it boils down to "free stuff."

They should all transfer to Junior College, which is as close to a "free" education you will find.

Original Mike said...

""a new party for the 99% based on the united power of all exploited and oppressed people "

Funny, I don't feel exploited and oppressed. I guess that means I'm in the 1%, but I'm pretty sure that's not true either.

n.n said...

credentials and hand-holding

And resumes, and references, etc. as a form of triage to employment and predictor of achievement.

Fathers and mothers have been degraded in the female chauvinist state which favors men and women to serve as taxable commodities (i.e. revenue). Or perhaps that's just a correlation that arises with conflicts of interest between disparate factions.

rehajm said...

Did the copyright on #Occupy expire or something?

Daniel Jackson said...

Free Education?

Ambiguous at best: does that mean to liberate the universities from the Stalinists OR that WE have to pay for the current ration of crap on the curriculum?

I'm all for the first; but, fat chance for the latter.

walter said...

buwaya said...Making education free is actually an almost achievable goal. It may be, very nearly, already here with online services
--
Yes..it's sad to see how a generation with noses to their phones can't seem to think beyond sclerotic, top heavy brick and mortar "institutions".
The college experience...tied to geography..and yuuuge debt.
If they could just imagine the empowerment that would come from being able to learn from the best, not just who's on a single faculty list.

Drago said...

rehajm: "Did the copyright on #Occupy expire or something?"

I'll bet the Trump Organization acquired the rights.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

buwaya said...

Ignorance is vincible.

Am not!

DanTheMan said...

>>Funny, I don't feel exploited and oppressed.

I certainly feel exploited and oppressed. As do most taxpayers.

buwaya said...

And, for what its worth, I can vouch for this as a helpful and free tool - really a starting language course system for dummies.

https://www.duolingo.com/

I have been working on my French there, it does produce results.

For any significant modern language (and insignificant ones too - want to learn Basque ? http://bcbasque.com/links/euskara-links/ ) also there are piles of Internet resources that twenty years ago you really would have had to pay for. And languages are one of the tougher parts of the education problem. Mathematics is easier, and online courses are even more available.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

How about a better-than-free education:

Join the military. Not only free, you get paid, plus free food, and travel expenses are all covered. And boy, would these kids be in for an education...

Chuck said...

So, no, the dems (and some "lifelong republicans") are never going to give up in their dreams of completely undermining the election of Trump.


Drago, I would never want to completely undermine the election of Trump. Let's get a SCOTUS nominee who is worthy of Scalia first, okay? I wouldn't wish to completely undermine Trump until he decides to move forward with punitive import tariffs, the expenditure of US taxpayer money on a border wall, a monopolistic bargain with drug makers using the government-instilled power of Medicare, a national daycare program (thanks, Ivanka!), and a federalized recasting of defamation laws.

Most of that bullshit is undoable by a president alone, so maybe there's nothing to worry about.

AprilApple said...

US money on a border wall

versus

(for example) - US money to Iran via ransom payments.


hmmm - I'll take the wall, please.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

buwaya said...

And, for what its worth, I can vouch for this as a helpful and free tool - really a starting language course system for dummies.

https://www.duolingo.com/


I agree, duolingo is great. Ich lerne Deutsch. I'm getting far more out of it, in far less time, than the two years of high school Spanish I took.

I'm also working on my Master's in CS online from Georgia Tech. Very affordable. And if you don't care about the degree, all of the class lectures ( and some auto-graded assignments ) are available free through Udacity.

gadfly said...

Somehow I would think that the sign alteration was misplaced. After Abdul Razak Ali Artan's knife attack wounding 11 on the Ohio State campus, all death-fearing students would unite against attacks by Muslims. White lives also matter as do brown and yellow lives, but attacking Muslims get killed.

Back in 2015, Faisal Mohammad, a Muslim and student at UC Merced, wounded several people using a knife. Despite the fact that his “manifesto” was filled with references to Allah, the motivations of the Muslim student were pegged by campus authorities as just “teenage anger.”

Then there was the Muslim woman at UL Lafayette who concocted a nasty tale about an imaginary Trump supporter who yelled racial slurs at her, beat her, and stole her wallet and hijab. The story turned out to be a hoax.

buwaya said...

Invincible ignorance (boy I love that term! Brother Victor used to say that Invincible Ignorance is the most easily vincible sort, because once the word is made available that problem, at least, goes away) in most of these cases that I have seen, is the result of a failure of popular culture, in that achievable knowledge and skills are made to seem inaccessible, and therefore become so through forms of mental blocks whereby learning is not even attempted.

This, of all social problems, seems to be that most easily resolved through propaganda, of the good sort. It is not in the public consciousness that every sort of useful knowledge, or any knowledge at all, that even the most distinguished scholars can accumulate, is available free, for the price only of personal effort. The personal effort that would be the same for one in any quartile of the income distribution. The kids of the 1% or those receiving food stamps will have to plow through the same material to learn Latin. Its not clear that a teacher makes much difference, ceteris paribus. Learning is democratic.

Quaestor said...

I wouldn't wish to completely undermine Trump until he decides to move forward with punitive..blah, blah, blah... government-instilled power of Medicare...

Chuck ought to kick back and enjoy another slug of government-distilled Victory! gin... for another seven days, anyhoo.

Fernandinande said...

Bay Area Guy said...
Make Education Free!


Make Wisconsin Education-Free!

Rae said...

Education IS free, or nearly so. You have a device in your pocket that gives you access to almost the whole of human knowledge, that most people use to watch cat videos.

Credentials are expensive.

Jupiter said...

Why didn't you tear it down?

Mike said...

Some Republicans (who self identify as lifelong) do not agree with Ronald Reagan that "if we agree on 80% of the issues on the table we can work together on those." Some Republicans (who self identify as lifelong) would rather concentrate on possible future disagreements among fellow Republicans than on enjoying the fact we beat the crap outta progs in the election and have work to do.

Take the subject of this post, for example: ridiculous poster by crybaby bullies. Now what the fuck does that have to do with Ivanka or national daycare? Only monomaniacal Republicans (who self identify as lifelong) can answer such imponderables.

n.n said...

Information is free. Education requires work. Knowledge requires understanding.

Jupiter said...

Our educational methods were designed at a time when the only form of rapid transportation available to the vast majority was the railroad. Most of us have long since made private transportation arrangements, but the vast majority still rely upon an educational system in which everyone must go to the same place, moving at a pace appropriate to the slowest. This has always been inefficient and dreadfully boring, but now that this inelegant system has become the means whereby the very worst among us secure both wealth and influence, it must be stopped. I don't know how, but civilization cannot be saved if the power of the "Liberal Artists" is not broken.

Matthew Sablan said...

"I'm sure it'll be as successful as the Occupy Wall Street movement, which effected great change, sweeping legislation, and greatly reduced inequality. The 1% has never been more beaten."

-- The sad fact for the left is that, of all the nascent political uprisings in the United States in the past ~20 years... the Tea Party has had the greatest impact and, very well, may have been midwife to President Trump. Meanwhile, in 10 years, if you mention Occupy to people, they may say, "Isn't that where people pooped on cop cars?"

Quaestor said...

Make Education Free!

I notice that the UW-Madison Teaching Assistants Association has co-sponsored that moronic poster. I wonder how many are burning their paychecks in protest of not-free eduction. As a former TA myself I resented the slave wages my university paid me, which after taxes and SS would buy me a case of Shiner Bock and a large Domino's.

eric said...

They should spend their time in public libraries. All those books sitting there, for free, just waiting to be read.

I mean, if they want to be educated for free, to for it! Why are you begrudging those who want to pay?

Michael said...

Bor-ring.

Fabi said...

What if I happen to like racism, sexism, xenophobia, and evil corporations?

Fabi said...

Chuckles and his delusions of relevance. He couldn't stop Trump's nomination or his election, but now thinks he can undermine his administration. Sad!

Drago said...

Fabi: "Chuckles and his delusions of relevance. He couldn't stop Trump's nomination or his election, but now thinks he can undermine his administration. Sad!"

It's almost as if "lifelong republican" Chuck wants the party to abandon every single issue that led to flipping PA/MI/WI to the republicans.

Hmmmm.

I'll bet the "brilliant" Rachel Maddow wants that too.

Unexpectedly!

Unknown said...

So 99% of the people are oppressed? You keep using that word...
Many of these demands are beyond the power of any government. Stop attacks on muslims? Do they think the government is conducting attacks? Really?
Make college free? It is almost free at a community college. Or do they mean free at the schools that charge $60,000/yr? Oh, no problem, we can afford that. /sarc
What action exactly would fight Trump's sexism? But let's not recognize his campaign manager as the first female campaign manager for a winning campaign in history.
Support BLM--which position of BLM exactly should we support? Sure cops shouldn't shoot unarmed civilians. But some BLM affiliates demand that the police be disbanded. Sure, let's do that. Some want to kill cops--you support that?

Fabi said...

He may be a "Maddow Republican", Drago!

Brando said...

"-- The sad fact for the left is that, of all the nascent political uprisings in the United States in the past ~20 years... the Tea Party has had the greatest impact and, very well, may have been midwife to President Trump. Meanwhile, in 10 years, if you mention Occupy to people, they may say, "Isn't that where people pooped on cop cars?""

The problem for them is they believed their own rhetoric about the Tea Party, assuming it was just angry screaming in public places, and figured they'd do a "progressive" version of that. What they missed was that the Tea Party was effective in focusing their pressure on specific issues to oppose (stimulus, ACA), and directed it at media and officeholders to get their message front and center, and ultimately used this in elections to "brand" candidates and support them. They became a powerful faction in the GOP and the Right in general.

OWS though, just stuck with street theatrics, and the stuff they called for was so disparate, often contradictory, and directed wildly rather than focused on key officeholders, that there was no way they could achieve anything but make themselves look silly (and peter out after an initial burst of energy). That, and they kept messing with the cops and getting the inevitable results of said messing with the cops.

If this crew copies their tactics, they'll be about as successful, and a few years from now we'll all be like "remember those poop rallies? Whatever happened to them? Did they shave off their dreadlocks yet?"

Lewis Wetzel said...

I guess Cuba is shot now, but the protesters could always move to North Korea.

Gretchen said...

They are so desperate, but I understand why, they have been brainwashed to believe Trump is going to lock up gays, minorities, outlaw birth control and tampons (yes a college student told me this in all seriousness) and become a dictator.

As Trump would say "so sad".

Jupiter said...

Fabi said...
"He may be a "Maddow Republican", Drago!"

I think Chuckles was happier with the Republican Party as an exclusive club for financially successful professionals than as a vehicle for seizing and exercising political power. It's a bit unsettling, seeing that much sausage getting made all at once. You just know there's something in there you won't enjoy biting down on. In fact, if you look close, you can see big chunks of it. Eeee-yuck!

Of course, it also seems likely that the Republican Party, and more importantly its candidates, have always failed to live up to Chuck's fastidious standards, even when they were ineffectual losers like Romney and Ryan.

Chuck said...

Drago said...
...
It's almost as if "lifelong republican" Chuck wants the party to abandon every single issue that led to flipping PA/MI/WI to the republicans.

I'll speak to Michigan, of those three.

Here in Michigan, we have a two-term Republican governor, a near-supermajority Republican state senate, a solid majority Republican state house, and an overwhelming Republican majority on the state supreme court. Thanks to 2010 redistricting, we have a Republican-majority US Congressional delegation. That was all the case, since about six years prior to Donald Trump.

We have two Democrat US Senators, in considerable part because Debbie Stabenow (Class I) was re-elected in an Obama year (2012) and Gary Peters (Class II) was elected in 2014 against a Republican nominee who quietly imploded in one of the more notorious and mysterious electoral failures of this new century in Michigan politics.

Trump "flipped" Michigan from blue to red presidentially by the narrowest margin in state history. And Trump managed that, entirely as a result of anemic voter turnout in Wayne County, which voted in record numbers for Obama in '08 and '12, at rates of more than 95% for Dems.


wildswan said...

Decline and Fall
Matthew Arnold - Read the Canon of great literature

Cambridge History of English Literature - Historical context of the Canon - online

IA Richards, Empson - Read the Canon with no context; do formal analysis of the Canon showing no meaning, only formal relationships.

Michel Foucault - Social analysis of the canon as documents of oppression by dirtbag whites

Why read the Canon of dirtbag whites?

There are no humanities, only dirtbag oppression by dirty whites. Humanities courses abolished in the universities following upon their conversion to ranting propaganda by ignorant leftist incompetents. Dark Ages within the universities.


Alt History - Renaissance

Matthew Arnold - Read the canon of great literature

Cambridge History of English Literature - Historical context of the Canon

CS Lewis, Tolkien (who were educated in the tradition of the Cambridge History of English Literature) develop an alternate understanding of the canon from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the Renaissance. Millions outside the university read this version. Humanities Renaissance begins. It has no influence within the university where the humanities enter terminal decline (see above)

Somehow .... the alt-understanding of the classics and the humanities enters the universities.

Alex said...

How do you explain Obama has 53% approval rating and Trump only 37%?

Unknown said...

They keep talking about how they hate "evil corporations"--while corps are not angels, most people outside government work for one. They want to blow up their own employment? Of course they do...

khesanh0802 said...

I would think this kind of ongoing childish behavior would be embarrassing to Democrats who might be serious about reviving their party. Perhaps not, because they all seeml trapped in the grieving cycle. Wait until Trump is actually inaugurated and begins culling the crap that Obama has left. Stuck pigs ain't in it!

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

UW Madison Teaching Assistants Association?

How is that appropriate?

Michael K said...

"How do you explain Obama has 53% approval rating and Trump only 37%?"

Easy. Skin color. Are you the racist who is going to tell the poll taker you don't like Obama ?

Drago said...

Alex: "How do you explain Obama has 53% approval rating and Trump only 37%?"

Most reporters are dyslexic?

Drago said...

"lifelong republican" Chuck wants you to know that it is only democrats who have mandates!

Thanks "lifelong republican" Chuck!

urbane legend said...

Gretchen said...
. . . outlaw . . . tampons . . .

Nobody, nobody, nobody could be that stupid.

David Begley said...

Did you know that at Standing Rock, ND the county and state have spent $22m, 4 cows are dead, up to 30 are missing and up to 50 vehicles are abandoned at the site?

mockturtle said...

"How do you explain Obama has 53% approval rating and Trump only 37%?"

That's easy! The polls were conducted by the same morons who had Hillary winning by six to eight percentage points.

Original Mike said...

"Trump "flipped" Michigan from blue to red presidentially by the narrowest margin in state history."

Thus saving the country from Attorney General Jennifer Granholm.

Michael McClain said...

"The chocolate ration will be raised by 25 grams!"

They forgot that one.

David said...

it's public masturbation.

David said...

"How do you explain Obama has 53% approval rating and Trump only 37%?"

Damned if I know. But very soon Trump will be President and Obama won't. Nor anyone named Clinton.

David said...

Nice list of issues.

Not a word about jobs.

Chuck said...

Original Mike said...
"Trump "flipped" Michigan from blue to red presidentially by the narrowest margin in state history."
Thus saving the country from Attorney General Jennifer Granholm.


Original Mike did you see who else was on the Hillary Clinton Short List for Attorney General of the United States?

None other than Jared Kushner's lawyer, Jamie Gorelick.

http://conservativeamerica-online.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cd63d6b97513bb8a0674f4c8649fc47e.jpg

Big Mike said...

Now that Althouse has retired UW-Mad can finally achieve its goal of being an education-free institution! Win-win!

Original Mike said...

@Chuck - Yeah, we dodged a whole magazine.

My favorite might be John p@ssw0rd Podesta to inherit Hillary's server.

Big Mike said...

@Althouse, PS. The Wisconsin Law School web site still lists you as an active member of the faculty and not a Professor Emeritus.

Drago said...

"lifelong republican" Chuck: "None other than Jared Kushner's lawyer, Jamie Gorelick"

LOL

"lifelong republican" Chuck (who claims to be a lawyer but was blissfully unaware of the lawfare used to force Sarah Palin from office in Alaska (go figure!)), seems to equate hiring a lawyer for a specific non-governmental purpose compared with a government role.

Unexpectedly!

Drago said...

Even funnier was this was announced days ago and "lifelong republican" Chuck linked to it then but thinks now would be a good time to revisit this stale and nothingburger story.

Hmmmm

And "lifelong republican" Chuck does it on a thread about the Occupy morons attempting to disrupt the inauguration.

Hmmmm

Thanks "lifelong republican" Chuck!

n.n said...

Fake polling. It's all fake. Fake news. Fake polling. Fake babies. However, the catastrophic anthropogenic climate change from Tripoli to Damascus to Kiev is real.

Jay Elink said...

"Make Education Free!"

I mean, why not? It's already been made worthless.

mccullough said...

The Red Front is still alive and licking its wounds in Madison.

Fred Drinkwater said...

Time for that Zappa quote again:
"If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library."

(Is there a library AT the college?)

John Taylor said...

they don't want free education, they want free credentials. The internet and the library will provide more education than can be digested.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"outlaw birth control and tampons"

Well, in fairness' virtue, tampons do attract bears, so I can see getting rid of them.

Curious George said...

"Big Mike said...
@Althouse, PS. The Wisconsin Law School web site still lists you as an active member of the faculty and not a Professor Emeritus."

You ever go to the DMV?

Michael said...

My experience teaching in the university led me to believe we would all be better served if we issued diplomas on the day of registration leaving the classrooms free of those seeking only the degree. The remaining few, if any, would be treated to a great education.

Ann Althouse said...

Today was my last day.

Michael said...

Althouse

Bitter sweet, i'm sure. The next three months will be interesting. It will take that long for it to sink in.

Bill said...

Wow! No mention of Mumia Abu-Jamal?

damikesc said...

Thing is: Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and 52 votes in the Senate could stop Trump cold, if they wanted to...

Truth is, I do not remotely want a Congressional rubber stamp for all of his policies. One of my biggest beefs with Hillary was that she'd have all of the levers of government power in her back pocket and that was terrifying.

I just hope they limit their disputes to substantive issues. I worry that they might not, but I cannot complain UNTIL they do so. I'd suggest all conservatives hold off on griping and bitching until something occurs that justifies griping and bitching.

Todd Roberson said...

Blogger Drago -

Whew! The constant "lifelong republican" shtick is really played out, man. I'm finding myself just skipping over your otherwise interesting comments cuz I can't handle one more vomiting up of the term "lifelong republican".

It was as funny and satirical about a thousand mentions ago.

veni vidi vici said...

Occupy Testicles.

That is all.

Kyzernick said...

I'm seeing lots of Chuck offering honest and mostly reasonable opinions about his disagreements with specific Trump policy-potentials and his likewise honest and reasonable hope that should Trump begin proposing these in a strong way, that Congress push back. Not really seeing the rabid Anti-Trumpness I was expecting. Cool. On balance, I strongly disagree with ya Chuck, cuz I want the wall and I want certain tariff proposals and ideas to be explored in a serious way and even floated as trial balloons, if not actually implemented. I don't much worry about Trump's effect on First Amendment rights, and I would argue that in this day and age of Fake News (too many recent examples to mention), false accusations (Mattress Girl, Jackie and Rolling Stone, Duke lacrosse team), and Internet smearing/bullying, stronger or reexamined libel and defamation laws wouldn't be a bad thing.

I'm also reading Chuck's pretty accurate description of what happened in Michigan, which despite being a surprise flip to the media at large, was not actually much of a surprise to certain residents who could drive for miles without seeing a Hillary sign in a single yard. And, flip though it was, was truly a close call. I would venture to call Michigan a purple state, given that we know the right kind of Democrat (blue-collar appeal or African-American or both) could either flip some of the Trump voters (even with all the antics the Left has put on since Election Day, though possibly even more Dems would flip to the Right . . .) or bring out more African American Democrats to the polls, or both. Either of which puts Michigan solidly back in play.

Gotta agree with Todd above. The "lifelong Republican" moniker is getting overused. We all know how Chuck feels about Trump and I believe him when he claims he voted for Trump. I'm loving mostly all of what the Trumpening has reaped so far but I won't pretend I didn't take a very deep breath before making my choice on that brisk Tuesday morning. There are some things Trump could and might do that would certainly slacken the support of many of his voters, if not his more outspoken fans. It's also understood that those who doubted Trump could possibly win were in fact wrong. Very wrong. He won with a comfortable margin in the only election that mattered, Electorally, and flipped states he didn't need to flip. Not a very impressive margin, historically speaking, but quite impressive (IMO) for a man who was deemed "unelectable", especially given the money and organization behind his opponent (though not so much once the character of said opponent is factored in). Well, Trump proved those critics wrong. He won.

The mission now is to get the GOP as on board with Trump as reasonable, and keep the train rolling along the right track. Honest disagreement, sans whining and sans a shit-ton of Trump hate (which differs greatly from snark), over what that track oughtta be is a-okay with me.

Big Mike said...

I've got a question. When they say "attacks on Muslims," do they include fighting back when some Muslim goes all jihadi on you?

Rusty said...

Ann Althouse said...
Today was my last day.

Well. Damn, young lady.
Congratulations or condolences whichever is appropriate.
Or should we say;
Novus ordo seclorum
or however that's spelled.

Sam L. said...

Was this the complete list of "the usual suspects"?

Mac McConnell said...

Poor libtards haven't got tired of losing. My advice, don't nominate a candidate under a DOJ investigation.

Gahrie said...

"How do you explain Obama has 53% approval rating and Trump only 37%?"

The Bradley effect.