Friday, February 26, 2016


Equanimity. What's that?

Yesterday I and some others were watching a racquetball match. I observed to a successful lawyer that one of the reasons Jim was so good at the game was how equanimously he took both good shots and bad ones. He doesn't admire his great shots and he doesn't grouse over his poor ones. The most he does is go "oh!" after a losing shot and then he goes right back into a ready stance awaiting the next serve.

Nick asked "what was that word?"  I repeated the adjective equanimous and pulled it up on my smart phone. Equanimity is the noun. Nick liked that. It fit the case we were watching, and Nick already was thinking beyond the one man to others to whom the term fit. A successful lawyer enlightened on language by a retired engineer.

So the preceding events got me to thinking. If a lawyer wasn't familiar with the word, what are the chances that many more living in this media driven and poorly educated world would not recognize equanimity and its value to their lives?

In the current GOP field of candidates, the only anti-establishment candidate for whom this fits is Ted Cruz. The last candidate in my lifetime to display equanimity better was Ronald Reagan.

Cruz has come under relentless attack by the SSM, radical Leftist hacks (Google Robert Reich on Ted Cruz) by the GOPe (see the latest outrage by the idiot senator Lindsey Graham), and by both allegedly anti-Establishment candidates Trump and Rubio.

The abuse have come in many forms.
  • He has been called a liar by proven liars who desperately need to engage in the fallacious argumentation  known as Tu Quoque -- "you also" -- to take the spotlight off their own lies.
  • Indirect lies have been used too. Disingenuousness. The "news" that Ben Carson was leaving after Iowa that had been tweeted by a Cruz staffer was started by SSM outlet CNN which "reporters" mingled in blatant speculation about what the news item meant -- and their baiting snagged the Cruz staff tweeter.  The charges leveled at Cruz after this were disingenuous at best because the entire timeline indicates it was all about baiting and trolling. And Cruz's opponents capitalized upon it. If Cruz' opponents really are anti-establishment they'd be unanimously pillorying CNN and Jake Tapper for their biased reportage. 
  • Trump lumping Cruz in as part of the establishment simply because he's a member of Congress -- as if Cruz has not consistently been under attack for behaving as the TEA Party rebel we all wish far more other "TEA Party" candidates would have proven to be.
Look my friends. I really don't like Cruz all that much for reasons I've mentioned elsewhere. I wish he'd embody some more humility -- indeed much as Reagan did.

Here's how I look at a Cruz presidency. A Reagan Presidency today would stand a far better chance of disestablishing awful Leftist advances because this time both houses of congress and many state houses across the country are in right of center hands.
  • Ted Cruz could deliver on many more Reagan promises than Reagan could.
  • Donald Trump would not do this because he's all about doing deals with the Left from which he has historically been much more connected. 
  • Cruz is the candidate closest to Reagan and nobody is calling him a dumb actor. Trump is the closest candidate to Michael Bloomberg -- the former Democrat who bought the NYC GOP nomination so that he could provide New Yorkers a non-radical choice to run their city.
One more thing about equanimity. You, my dear readers, need to practice it now more than ever. Because you will be speaking with others who are EMOTIONALLY caught up in the media circus. You be your friends' anchor.

Make your equanimity your friends most vital commodity.  

Sunday, February 14, 2016


The transcript of a conversation overheard late yesterday.

α: #who knocked off Scalia?

β: Is that a new twitter tag?

α: Yes, Conspiracy Boy, I'm starting it.

β: I'm sorry Alpha, but it's not original by you.

α: I haven't seen it. It was an invitation for you to start the conspiracy theory.

β: If it's true, then it's hardly safe saying it.

α: Scalia is the proof.

β: LOL. Tautology much? No. Scalia is the happenstance.
One of us would be the coincidence, and the other would be the proof.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Partials: Hellbounders, Leftist Thuggery and SSM Assassins

1. Madeleine Albright: 'Special place in hell' for women who don't vote for Hillary.

Dear Sec Albright. More likely a special hell for you all who claim to support voter blocs only to lead them astray in order to sate your own lust for power. I think it even more damning when you are using envy as the key tool.  There's no greater way to make people unhappy without directly harming them than by making them feel dissatisfied with whatever happiness they currently have. Your side engages in unconscionable demagoguery so frequently that you wear it like a suit seamlessly. Utterly revolting.

2. All those socialist/communist societies of the 20th Century -- having murdered 100 to 200 million people while terrorizing the rest of their subjects with 'you might be next' -- were doing it all wrong. We're told.
Today's socialists are broad minded and would never descend to strong-arm tactics let alone murder.
We're told.

I first saw this posted on FaceBook. It received thousands of likes and comments such as "That's the way!" Cartoon Bernie slapping his adversaries all while being protected by a scowling thug. But this century will be different. We're told.

In case this video gets pulled due to embarrassment for revealing too soon where the Left is going, the title of this video is "Bernie Sanders - Don't Tell Me America (Cartoon) Vote By Rodd Perry."

3.  Beginning last Monday, CNN began a lying earworm that Ben Carson was giving up. It was used to create a firestorm within GOP ranks, the kind of rancor that benefits the Dems, and the GOPe no less. Surprise, surprise! 

The evidence of CNN's words is timed and fully documented.  But CNN is lying to cover-up all that they said and the Washington Post is backing them in the face of all that evidence. Guess which story most American's are hearing? 

The Soviet Style Media (SSM) is very good at character assassination and the Left is very good at closing ranks. But the right is terrible at closing ranks. That is because the GOPe are Prog partisans out of uniform they too easily roil the ranks of the GOP and even the yet smaller ranks of conservatives. They are traitors in conservative clothing.

But the SSM are also very good at protecting their own. They've used this minuscule lying meme to take substantive news pressure off of Hillary. Her being investigated both for betraying our country to its enemies by making its top secrets insecure and for her lying and cover-ups of those betrayals. Mark Levin calls the SSM the praetorian guard media. They are that, but as this little vignette demonstrates, they are even more loathsome.
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