June dinner meeting and swamp monsters

UPDATE: due to some issues with the email system it seems that notifications for the last two posts to the blog were never sent out. This is an attempt to remedy that situation. Hopefully it works.  Info about the June meeting is at the bottom of the page.

If there was ever any doubt of the truth of Lord Acton’s dictum, “All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” the current state of the Deep State, and the Democratic Party lays it to rest. Unfortunately corruption is catching, and a good deal of the Republican Party is clearly also infected. Yes, yes, I know: “Never criticize a fellow Republican.” In deference to the Gipper I will refrain from naming names, but we all know. We know.

But when it comes to bald-faced, criminally insane rapacity I grant the Democratic Party has no peers. The Donks can hold their own even in the company of such colossal corrupto-crats as African potentates, presidents of ex-Soviet prison states, Mexican drug lords, Chinese officials and Arab slave traders In comparison practitioners of the world’s oldest profession are shining models of restrained free market virtue. Give ’em a cheer, boys and girls! Hip hip! Hooray! And thank the bought and paid for media that keep such grisly scenes from our innocent eyes. Them’s what’s got ’em, anyhow.

And more:

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Evidently DC is in quite the panic, which, frankly, makes me glad. About time. See Gateway Pundit and The Daily Caller for more details. Petard, going up.

That’ what makes this June’s monthly dinner talk so fascinating. John Oliphant is going to talk about the Swamp. You absolutely don’t want to miss this one. It is going to be delicious.

The next Republican Club dinner talk will be on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

Featuring John Oliphant speaking on “Draining the Swamp.”

Where: John XXIII Room, Parish Center, St. Bede’s Catholic Church
215 Foothill Blvd, La Canada, 91011 (parking entrance on Crown)
Catered by: Elser of Ali Catering

Cost: $25/person for members; $30/non-members & non-RSVP; Students, auditors $5

RSVP: rcfoothills@gmail.com or 818-248-4600
PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN Sunday June 4th

 

 

Same old dagger

Instapundit, linking to the Carlos Slim Blog New York Times, asks, “Was Vietnam Winnable?” and answers: “Yes.”

Of course it was.  The United States could have won if it had wanted to.  We didn’t want to.  Per the Gray Hag Lady the national leadership did not push the war because they hated Uncle Cornpone [LBJ], who, despite micro-managing the war did not explain its necessity to the American people.  The American people got sick and tired of seeing their sons getting shot up for no good purpose turned against the war.

The argument is plausible in part.  Certainly LBJ didn’t rally the nation to the fight, and certainly Americans were horrified by footage of the war they saw on TV every night.  We were, after all, taking as many casualties in a month – and more! – that we took in Iraq in a year.  It is also of interest to note that the anti-war movement didn’t really get in high gear until it was clear that our policies weren’t going to lead us to victory.  Ironically, LBJ, who wanted to win, depended on General Westmoreland’s failed attrition tactics which could never deliver a victory, and NIxon, who wanted to end the war depended on General Abrahms’ Vietnamization policies which were very successful.

The real problem turned out to be the Democratic majority in 94th Congress who betrayed not only the United States, but the people of South Vietnam who trusted the US to fullfill out solemn treaty obligations.  By refusing to allocate the funds necessary for South Vietnam’s self defence the Democrats guaranteed a Communist victory in South Vietnam and set up the Communist take overs in Laos and Cambodia.  The result was millions of dead at the hands of Communist regimes.

The Democrats once again demonstrated their insidious anti-American bias when in 2003 they turned in lockstep against the war in Iraq, which they had supported up to that point.  Having failed to force an American defeat during the Bush administration it fell to Barrack Hussein Obama to abandon the Iraqi victory and open the way for the ISIS infection to spread misery and death over the Islamic world in the Middle East and North Africa.

Now we see that same treacherous support of bloody totalitarianism in the single minded war against the Trump administration.  Just as they were determined to squander the American victory in Iraq, just as they were committed to insuring a Communist victory in Vietnam, just so are they committed to destroying President Trump, his administration and the hope of an American restoration in America itself.

To all appearances they are through with brining about the dictatorship of the proletariat by slow marching through the institutions.  They thought Hillary would deliver America to Socialism once and for all.  America, it seems, has other ideas.  Enraged by their disappointment they appear to be aiming to bring it about by violence and intimidation.  The respite we hoped to gain with Trump’s election will seemingly be much briefer than we had hoped.

WE, not they, are the Resistance.  Don’t believe their lies.  Don’t let their lies stand when you hear them spoken aloud.  Avoid crowds.  Do NOT settle for anything less than total victory.

Silver bullet

We have all decried the excesses of activist judges who legislate from the bench.  For some reason we have allowed ourselves to be bamboozled into thinking that there is nothing we can save get better judges.  That has to stop.

Daniel Horowitz points out the silver bullet nobody seems to see: US Constitution, Article III Section 2 #2: 2: “In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.”That’s at 1:15 in the video below.

And Horowitz is right, a legislative candidate, at whatever level of government, who runs on compelling the judiciary to enforce the law or face penalties would be a winning candidate.  Penalties such as removing illegal immigration cases from the courts’ jurisdiction, making all such cases a a routine administrative procedure, for example.

Another thing he points out, judges can be impeached for bad behavior.  I’d say that flouting the law as written is bad behavior.  I could say, “Oh, that will never work, they’ll just win in the end.”  Yeah, probably, at first.  At first it will just be a case of forcing the Left to defend its chosen instruments, expending time and resources that they would rather not spend.  Get enough of these cases going and they will inevitably lose some.

In any event, more can be done than is currently being attempted.  Failure to attempt to oppose the Left is a recipe for certain defeat.  They know that, which is why they go to such lengths to discourage us, by threats of violence, by lying to us, by convincing us that we don’t stand a snowball’s chance.

Newsflash: Snowball Trump won.

Order Stolen Sovereignty.
Read it.
Study it.
Implement it.

Splish, splash

Old Facepalm (sounds like a brand of undrinkable cheap whiskey) dragged herself out of the woodwork again this week, with another email blast to try and shore up the Donks’ crumbling credibility.  Watching her fecklessly thrash around reminds me of watching somebody drowning, there is a great deal of splashing but no progress.  One is filled with pity, horror and the hope that the victim will grasp the life ring just to her right rather than drag would be rescuers down with her.

No hope of that.  The Socialist Democratic Party is determined to go down thrashing.  The real tragedy here is not that the Dems are sinking, but that they are committed to bring as many Americans as possible, and possibly the Republic itself, down with them.

Your humble correspondent has long thought that the destruction of America as constituted in 1789 is exactly their goal, ever since they became a wholly owned subsidiary of the CP USA.  Their motto seems to be, “We have to destroy America in order to save it.”  That their idea of salvation always and everywhere devolves into terror, famine, mass murder and abject, catastrophic and repeated failure is probably why so many Americans don’t want to be “rescued” by these people.

Their blind, unreasoning hatred of Republicans and all things Trump stems from the fear that their dream of seizing and holding total power in a shattered America will be thwarted.  That is why they can change their positions on any issue instantly and (please note!) in lockstep unanimity with a straight face, and can say, with no sense of irony, “I was for it before I was against it.”  It is Orwell’s duckspeak lifted from “1984” and programmed into our very own Leftist puppets.

Unfortunately a substantial part of the GOP politicians have either been co-opted or have not yet twigged to this fact.  It is high time they did, and only we, the People, are going to be able to wake them up. Remember, only you can prevent Democratic majorities.  Let’s be about it, then.