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  • (Vanity) Thoughts on Bannon's Banishment

    08/18/2017 5:18:18 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 40 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Aug 18, 2017 | grey_whiskers
    By now, even those without two brain cells to rub together, have heard the news that President Trump's Chief of Strategy, Steve Bannon, is out of the White House. Initial reports were that he was fired; later, reports came out that he tendered his resignation some ten or eleven days ago, and that he and Gen. Kelly (the new chief of staff) mutually agreed that this would be his last day. (Not to worry about Bannon, though; by the early evening, it was announced that he had landed back at Breitbart News from whence he came.) Reaction from the usual...
  • (Vanity) A Modest Proposal -- A "Real Life" of Julia

    02/24/2017 4:17:11 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 3 replies
    Inspired by Obama's "The Life of Julia" ^ | Feb 25 2017 | grey_whiskers
    I'm sure that most of us to the right of center grew awfully tired of the propaganda put out by the Obama campaign. One of the worst was the execrable "The Life of Julia" YouTube piece contrasting the idyllic life under glorious Soviet multiracial healer Obama, as opposed to that known purveyor of"binders full of women" Romney. I give a synopsis, followed by corrections, with the benefits of hindsight: Slide 1: Julia goes to Head Start to help prepare for kindergarten under Obama. Under Romney/Ryan the budget would be cut. Correction: Ryan as replacement GOP chair for Weepy Boehner, gave...
  • (Vanity) Trump's Miracle,A Modest Proposal on Voter Fraud

    11/09/2016 10:11:40 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 57 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | Nov 9, 2016 | grey_whiskers
    It's in the bag for Trump. Nobody among the intelligent, sophisticated coastal elites thought he would do it. Final reports differ, but when the smoke clears, it looks like Trump will have over 300 electoral votes -- during an election when most people were expecting a Hillary landslide. It's a stunning rebuke. How did he do it? The Deplorables. Trump won over 50% of white women, and won in every age bracket. As an internet commenter observed, You can only piss on people for so long before they figure out it's not raining. But here's why Trump's victory was a...
  • (Vanity) The Time Has Come, The Whiskers Said, To Speak of Many Things (edited)

    10/18/2016 10:25:35 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | Oct 19 2016 | grey_whiskers
    Of Wikileaks, and Project Veritas, The Enquirer, and Things. So, by now almost everyone has heard of the Wikileaks emails. Julian Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy overseas, fighting extradition on a charge of sexual assault up in Sweden. There have been a steady stream of drips of emails from Wikileaks, involving John Pedestal (Hillary heavy) and various-and-sundry. The Obama administration, and the Clinton campaign, have been going crazy trying to figure out how to suppress, discredit, or stop the leaks, or at least change the subject. They figured with the Octopussy scandal hitting Trump, the election...
  • The Ryan Connection

    10/11/2016 4:41:18 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 7 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-11-2016 | grey_whiskers
    By now, everyone has heard of the bombshell of the leaked Trump-Bush tape, in which Donald spoke of "grabbing them right in the ..." well, you know. It was wildly hailed as the end of the world; the more so, as a number of leading Republicans (Paul Ryan and John McCain among them) loudly pulled aside their skirts, and said they could not support Trump, urging the rest of the GOP to follow them. Within a day, however, Trump had recovered his poise; holding a press conference before the scheduled debate the next day, with women who had been sexually...
  • (VANITY) Rudyard Kipling on the 2016 Election

    10/08/2016 10:23:14 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 10-08-2016 | Vanity adaptation of Rudyard Kipling
    If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all RINOs doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And your hair don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Hillary and Paul Ryan And...
  • (Vanity) You Are Old, Mrs. Clinton

    08/23/2016 5:32:47 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 44 replies
    The velveted paws of the Typing Tabby ^ | 08-23-2016 | grey_whiskers
    "You are old, Mrs. Clinton," the young voter said, "And have to pretend to be strong; And yet you incessantly sit on a stool -- Do you think, you'll keep up, the act long?" "In my youth," Mrs. Clinton replied to the pup, "I was always afraid of a fall; But, it's more than a stool, for the Press holds me up, (and my Poll numbers, too!) through it all." “'You are old,' ” said the youth, “as that old poem went, "And have grown most uncommonly fat; Yet you still wear those pants suits that look like a tent...
  • (Vanity) What The Hell Just Happened This Election Cycle?

    05/03/2016 7:28:26 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 46 replies
    Free Republic, adapted from Zero Wing ^ | 05-03-2016 | grey_whiskers
    In A.D. 2015 Election was beginning. Captain: What happen? Mechanic: Somebody set up us the TRUMP. Operator: We get Twitter. Captain: What ! Operator: Fox News turn on. Captain: It's you !! DONALD: How are you gentlemen !! DONALD: All your base are belong to us. DONALD: You are on the way to destruction. Captain: What you say !! DONALD: You have no chance to elect make your time. DONALD: It's YUGE. Ha ha ha ha ... Operator: Captain !! Captain: Take off every 'Cruz'!! Captain: You know what you doing. Captain: Move 'Cruz'. Captain: (...)For great Conservatism.
  • (Vanity) On Bernie Sanders' Chances

    04/26/2016 6:23:41 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    April 26, 2016 | grey_whiskers
    With all of the furor surround the rise of Donald Trump, Republicans have missed a chance for a little drama concerning an upcoming rift in the (normally monolithic) Democrat party. For out of nowhere, Senator Bernie Sanders has been making an actual attempt at running for the Democrat nomination. Some may say this is a fool's errand, for the following reasons. 1) Name recognition. Despite its placement in the liberal northeast, Vermont, where Sanders hails from, is known for little more than Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream to the rest of the country. It is not an oil state like...
  • A Comment on the Allegations of Cruz's Infidelity

    03/28/2016 10:33:08 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 178 replies
    March 29, 2016 | grey_whiskers
    By now, everyone with an IQ above that of roofing tar has heard of the allegations of sexual infidelity by Sen. Ted Cruz (Cuban - TX (by way of Canada)). I do not intend to review the entire timeline of this controversy, nor to engage in rumor mongering against Cruz, nor against Trump; still less to attribute the stories to any other candidate's campaign or shadow cabal or conspiracy. I just wish to note that last night, Sen. Cruz held a press conference with Carly Fiorina (ex-CEO, Lucent) in which he was asked to affirm that he had never had...
  • Vanity Rejoinder to Elizabeth Warren

    03/21/2016 6:59:04 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 45 replies
    Vanity | 03-21-2016 | grey_whiskers
    Let’s be honest – Donald Trump is a loser. You couldn't even come clean about your ethnicity. He's worth billions. Count all his failed businesses. Let's count his successful businesses. Now let's look at Hillary. There's the Rose Law Firm, I guess. See how he kept his father’s empire afloat by cheating people with scams like Trump University and by using strategic corporate bankruptcy (excuse me, bankruptcies) to skip out on debt. Huh, yeah. Speaking of scams, don't you get paid $350,000 a year to teach *one* class? And let's listen to the people who were ripped off by Bill...
  • (Vanity) Rage, Rage Against The Dying (A Eulogy upon the 2016 Campaign)...with a nod to Dylan Thomas

    03/05/2016 7:00:43 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 16 replies
    Free Republic original content ^ | March 05, 2016 | grey_whiskers (adapted from Dylan Thomas)
    Do not go gentle into that GOP-e night, Glenn Beck should rant and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the Right. Though Trolls at their end know not left from right, Because their words had sporked no weasel they Do not go gentle into that GOP-e night. Good Freepers, the last wave by, crying how bright Their candidates might have danced with a Free Press, Rage, rage against the dying of the Right. Independents who caught and sang the Trump in flight, And learned, so late, to cheer him on his way, Do not go...
  • (Vanity) A National Unity Ticket

    02/29/2016 6:02:46 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 44 replies
    02-29-2016 | grey_whiskers
    "These are the times that try men's souls," wrote Thomas Paine. Surely, we are living in times of similar upheaval. Just consider: Going from 2008, when the United States first elected Barack Obama, who campaigned simultaneously on "Hope and Change" and "Fundamentally Transforming the United States of America"...to today, when (for a while) the candidates favored by the two parties to run for President, were Jeb Bush, which would have been three members of the Bush family in the Oval Office (move over, Roosevelts; move over, Adams!)...and Hillary Clinton, spouse of the disgraced Bill Clinton. But this is America: we...
  • (Vanity) Christmas Meditation on the Rosary

    12/25/2015 5:37:35 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 12-25-2015 | grey_whiskers
    This morning I woke up and decided to pray the Rosary before everyone else woke up. During the Rosary I had some unusual thoughts... First, let me note that despite the fact it is Christmas Day (at least, for the non-Orthodox out there), it is Friday. And Friday is for the Sorrowful Mysteries. For the non-Rosary prayers out there, there are a number of themes when praying the Rosary. Each one is a set of Five Mysteries: elements or episodes from the life of Christ or the Apostles. The Rosary consists of recitations of the Lord's prayer, followed by 10...
  • (Vanity) How do we solve a problem like the Donald?

    08/25/2015 10:27:54 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 171 replies
    Free Republic original content ^ | 08-25-2015 | grey_whiskers
    In the past couple of weeks, ever since the Fox News GOP debates (yes, plural, there was the "kiddie table" debate with Perry, Fiorina, and Jindal, among others), there is one name on the GOP side who has dominated not only the airwaves, but most of the time and efforts of the punditocracy. Donald Trump. He arouses wild excitement, and withering contempt; he is an object both of fear and of hope; and his support, like his opposition, comes from all demographic groups, many different political backgrounds, and is not limited to any one state or geographic region. He is,...
  • [Vanity] SnagItAll -- Reflections on Software, Markets, and Government

    01/19/2015 5:25:40 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies
    grey_whiskers | 1-19-2015 | grey_whiskers
    The other day at work I was working on Windows 7 and opening an XML document by right-clicking on the mouse and going to the menu to choose “Windows XML reader” and then, once it was open, to save it to Excel. At some point during the process, I noticed a menu item appear that read “Use SnagIt.” I thought this was interesting since the last time I had used SnagIt, was when it was a proprietary stand-alone application. And I thought to my self, first, “Hey, that’s great! I’m glad it’s available”...and then, coming to, “Hey! Wait a minute!...
  • Fracture Lines, or, Of Sects and Sex

    01/18/2015 12:20:53 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 10 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 01-18-2015 | grey_whiskers
    The United States started out mainly Protestant -- however due to the schisms in Western Europe, with a strong bent towards religious tolerance of other denominations. Coupled with this, the American War of Independence gave a strong bent to non-hierarchical thinking...therefore a suspicion of stratified, formalized churches (primarily Catholic) as Orthodox churches were concentrated in Russia and Eastern Europe and demographically underrepresented among the settlers. Coupled with this, historical ignorance (America as a “melting pot” formed explicitly upon socio-political theory rather than accidents of blood, war, and geography) coupled with dependence upon breakaway denominations (Lutheran, Calvinist, Evangelical) led to a...
  • (Vanity) Thoughts While Praying The Rosary

    10/03/2013 2:55:03 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | Oct. 03, 2013 | grey_whiskers
    Thoughts while praying the rosary's 3rd decade this morning. "Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand" When Jesus was teaching, He knew, but the Jewish people didn't, that their world was shortly to change, with the fall and sack of Jerusalem. God was warning about His timetable: that is, He knew what was going to happen, and the consequences of death while unrepentant. He was trying to warn: and yet it seemed to many (with Jesus then, even as it was with Paul later -- recall Jesus saying "if they reject my words, they will reject yours too,...
  • Meditations on a Ferret

    09/07/2013 10:59:16 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 09-08-2013 | grey_whiskers
    My daughter left for college. She had three ferrets, one is left alive now. I have to clean its cage and feed and water it. It looks lonely; it wants to come out and play. But once out of the cage, it doesn’t “interact” on a personal level. Not like our cat who went around *shredding* everything once my daughter had been gone for a week. Cats have more personality. Dogs, apparently even more. Is this related to gyri and sulci in the brain? Brain size? Internal wiring and size of different brain regions? It comes back to the idea...
  • (Vanity) The Problem with Checks and Balances, or Three Wolves and The Sheep

    05/19/2013 8:59:32 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 18 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 05-19-2013 | grey_whiskers
    One of the things which has so *maddened* conservatives during the oh-so-dolorous-and-slow Chinese water torture of the Obama administration, is the way that the Administration seems to be "above the law" or "unaccountable"; and at that, not only in a Nixonian sense, but in a Louis XIV sense ("L'état, c'est moi"). Look back at some of the initial scandals and/or muckraking topics from the first term, or from the campaign against Romney: "They acted stupidly" / beer summit The non-prosecution of the Black Panthers for voter intimidation The brouhaha over the "birth certificate" The non-closure of Club Gitmo The run-up...