Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wordplay With the Game of Euchre and Donald Trump

In the card game of euchre, the knave of the trump suit is highest. 

When one comes up short in a transaction under suspicious circumstances the euphemism that arose from the game is "I was euchred." Swindled.

Various European states that were cajoled into joining the EU appear to be saying they were EUchred and want out.

I find it humorous to see it this way: The knaves in the EU hate the Donald primarily because he seems to have turned out to be the wild-card that Trumps them.

The states of the EU have noticed.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Most Dishonest Brokers of All

The following was prompted by an insightful piece published by Fran Porretto Dishonest Brokers.
 
     This is the pattern dedicated statists follow: “We need more.” “What do we get in return?” “Sit down and shut up. We need more, and if you protest we’ll defame you, harass you, and call you everything but white.”
     Most important of all: there’s never a “refund clause.” Should the promised benefits (if any) not materialize, the expropriation is not reversed; rather, still more is demanded.
     No private actor could possibly get away with such blatant bad faith exhibited over dozens of transactions. He’d be lucky if a court were merely to strip him naked in restitution. In the Nineteenth Century West, a “snake-oil salesman” who didn’t have the good sense to move on quickly after a round of sales would be tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail. Some who didn’t were lynched. Yet governments, and those who aspire to rule, get away with far worse betrayals repeatedly.
     I submit that they know what they’re doing and are doing it with malice aforethought.
I agree with Fran whole-heartedly. But still I felt compelled to add this observation because it is one that is frequently skirted. The most dishonest brokers of all are the GOPe. This is a group often known as RINOs, but more accurately labeled as SKUNCs because they are far from tough-skinned and short-sighted, and most definitely stink.

What it takes to remove them from their positions of power should have been objective number one long ago.

Over more than a century of our society being squeezed away from its sane foundations, they have been instrumental in making sure that we never adequately deal with the agents openly demanding of "more." No vise operates with only one arm.

I am certain I am not the first to make this point. Indeed, I am certain that those who preceded me backed off from action because, in large part, they glimpsed the chaos that would ensue and abandoned the crusade. However seemingly well-intentioned, that wishing to avoid the looming chaos has only ensured that our posterity will face much bleaker prospects. There is no doubt that they felt comforted by the likelihood they 'would not be here to endure it.' I feel comfortable in my certitude of what I just wrote because I've lost count of the number of people I've heard actually utter such words.

Justice would see that each of our generation will earn damnation measured on a scale not merely based upon our overt sins, but with an eye jaundiced to the extent that we were cowards in battling the sort of evil embodied in GOPe types.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Here's How Peterson Did It

You know how well so many were delighted by Jordan Peterson's response to Cathy Newman last week.

Well here is a wonderful analysis of how it was done, and how you might be able to do it yourself under pressure.


God, where could I have found anything close to this 50 years ago?

Cross-posted at Crusader Rabbit.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Laugh Your Butts Off At Rare Equanimity Under Media Pressure

I found this such a treat I had to share it here.



Time and again the interviewer tries to put words in his mouth and set other traps. And each time he laughs and sets the record straight. He simply won't be trapped. Not that day.

This was done so well, it is hard to imagine it how it could be staged. Still, could be.

And they didn't even give him good makeup. He looks a bit like death warmed over. Yeah, the grim reaper to this scalp-hunting but silly woman (no doubt trying to take him down as her back room was hoping).

Cross-posted at Crusader Rabbit. There are many good comments there.

LMAO Update: Watch: Cathy Newman’s catastrophic interview with Jordan Peterson

If I was Channel 4 I would take it down. If I was Cathy Newman I would sue or seek a super-injunction. I don’t think I have ever witnessed an interview that is more catastrophic for the interviewer.

Monday, January 01, 2018

The Insincerity of Good Intentions

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions" -- ancient wisdom, perhaps the second profound realization of our species.

"...but his intentions were good." -- the apologetic so often pathetically used after hideous or lethal results that even clichés exclude it from their class.

If his intentions were truly good, both he and those who would excuse him would accept responsibility. That includes significant restitution and suitable mitigation and intense safeguards to prevent similar recurrences.

Insincerity is marked by changing the subject; passing off the blame; burying the evidence; embarking on a similar course under a different name; rewriting history.

Liberalism has a place in the world. I await discovering where it more often than not lives up to its good intentions.

Don't hold your breath expecting the Leftists Sinister who hide behind Liberalism to pillory themselves for all the times they became more powerful on the blood of those they betrayed.
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