Wednesday, August 31, 2016


This is potentiallyYUGE for Donald Trump.  

Is this a potential game changer? Of course it is, it puts Trump in a position where people are seeing him not only act presidential but actually do something presidential.  When you have lefty sites like PoliticusUSA calling it erratic and crazed, you know they fear such a trip.  

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: I defend your 1st Amendment right to be a chidey whiny scold...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, just like you are entitled to your opinion, I am entitled to mine. If it is wrong to try to shut up Kaepernick, it is just as wrong to shut up those who disagree with him. Personally, I doubt the sincerity of Colin Kaepernick's protest.

EBL: Colin Kaepernick's Protest Does Not Stand

Kareem, I do not want to see innocent Americans (of any race) shot by the cops. It is rare and when you objectively look at the factsAfrican Americans are not killed by cops in unusually higher percentages than other races. Still, any police shooting that shouldn't happen is still a tragedy. There is also a perception that many blacks feel they are targeted more by cops.  Which reinforces the perception that targeting includes blacks being shot by the police.

I also acknowledge that relationships between many urban African American communities and the police are poor--which does not help solve the Black-On-Black violence in many of these communities. That definitely needs to be worked on--for the benefit of cops and those communities. 

If Colin Kaepernick really does care about racism in America and the interaction of police and African Americans as he contends, put his money where is mouth it. Why doesn't he try to really improve the situation? Does sitting for the National Anthem help?

Sorry, but I suspect this protest is more to do with his mediocre play and his own personal insecurities and the high likelihood of being cut than a sudden political awakening. I suspect Kaepernick is posturing.

Colin Kaepernick is not standing end the end of this play, but he did hold onto the ball...
But I am biased, I can't stand the 49ers. From watching Colin Kaepernick's performance over the years, I have thought he is a head case who is not suited to be a premier quarter back in the NFL. I suspect, unless something changes dramatically, that Kaepernick's career in the NFL may not last too much longer. Maybe it is a coaching thing and he will benefit being on a different team. Then again, even Harbaugh who was one of Kaepernick's supporters, does not respect his protest. 

I am, however, a huge 1st Amendment fan and supporter. I defend people to peacefully protest and Colin Kaepernick has that right. Even Jim Harbaugh (who I never liked either) and who was one of Kaepernick's biggest supporters, does not respect his protest.

Down and turn over

If Kaepernick has the right to express his views, the rest of us have the right to express ours. That is America.  I will defend Kaepernick's right to be a jackass and I defend my own right to call him out as one.  
As for the NFL and its cowardly decision to not allow Dallas to support its fallen police officers--did I mention I am not a fan of Roger Goodell?  Goodell is is a coward.  

Monday, August 29, 2016

Gene Wilder RIP

Hollywood Reporter: Gene Wilder, star of Willy Wonka and Mel Brooks Classics, dead at 83
Instapundit: We are losing a lot of greats this year
AoSHQ: Comic Genius Gene Wilder

Lem Levity: Pure Imagination

So with Huma Abedin busy on the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton, things at home are hard for Anthony Weiner... Update: Huma's Out, Choose Hillary

If you haven't seen Weiner yet, put it on your Netflix queue. Democrat Anthony Weiner is quite the pathological mess. His wife is never home and he now spends all his time taking care of their child.  I get that is a problem for him (so get a divorce or learn to live with it). This is like compulsive anything (drugs, gambling, etc) where there is a need to take risks. For Weiner to keep engaging in this juvenile sexting, to the point his kid gets involved in it, shows just how out of control he is.  

As far as the election goes, the bigger issue than Weiner's wiener is Huma Abedin's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Huma is Hillary Clinton's confidant and primary assistant. That should give us all pause. 

EBL: Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin's mom promote anti woman book and policiesThe Mystery of Huma Abedin and Huma accused Bill Clinton of bombing Iraq to divert attention from his affair with Monica Lewinsky

Instapundit: Huma has had enough Weiner, chooses HillaryWeiner out at Daily NewsHuma is giving up Weiner for the same reason Hillary stuck with Bill: Political Viability, Who's the psychopath?, Hillary refused to make gay rights history

DRUDGE REPORT: Huma Chooses Hillary

It is almost like this was all this staged to try to create sympathy for Huma Abedin and divert attention from her past Islamist activities.

AoSHQ: Weiner has issues

TOM: Huma Separates From WeinerAnother Weiner Scandal, Why are young feminists so angry? (boy men like Weiner are part of the problem), When It Comes To Relationships,History Has A Way Of Repeating Itself, shouldn't mandatory reporting apply to Tony Weiner too?

Rush Limbaugh: RedState:
"Did Huma Abedin Weiner really not know she had a deviant taking care of her child? She may not know what's best for herself, but she apparently knows what's best for Hillary Clinton," says Limbaugh.
Lem Levity: Best Drudge Headline, it could be worse Weiner, you could be Harambe the Gorilla, and Why Watch Weiner?

Regular Right Guy: Weiner Sexting Again

Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin's Mom Promote Anti Woman Book and Policies

Clinton invited the elder Abedin to participate in a State Department event for “leading thinkers” on women’s issues. 
This happened despite ­evidence at the time that Saleha M. Abedin had explored the religious merits of sexual submissiveness, child marriage, lashings and stonings for adulterous women, and even the ­circumcision of girls. 
The elder Abedin, whose daughter helps run Clinton’s presidential campaign, did take a pro-gender-equality stance on at least one issue: Muslim women’s right to participate in violent jihad alongside men.
And it is not like Huma Abedin did not have anything to do with the publication by Saleha Abedin. Huma Abedin worked there as an editor for years.

EBL: Pop Goes The Weiner (2016), The Mystery of Huma Abedin and Huma accused Bill Clinton of bombing Iraq to divert attention from his affair with Monica Lewinsky 

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR)

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is that pleasant tingly feeling that certain spoken sounds can cause. This ASMR youtube performer reenacts the death of Harambe the Gorilla.  It doesn't work for me, I get nothing from it (I am sympathetic to the death of Harambe, I get nothing from this particular video). But I have definitely experienced ASMR and it comes at unexpected times.

But now I am intrigued to go out and see if there are ASMR youtube clips that can cause the sensation for me.  Some say that Bob Ross (the painter) would trigger ASMR.  I never got that from Bob, but I did enjoy his television show very much and found it soothing.

Taylor Darling has an ASMR trigger video below but it does not work for me...

My quest continues.  These did not work for me either.  When it hits, it hits.  If anyone finds a ASMR that works for them, let me know.

What Would Harambe Do?

Rule 5 and FMJRA