Archive | February 9, 2020

FOOD FOR THOUGHT


From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel

 

 

“If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded.”

Noah Webster

 

“Bernie Sanders is beloved by a lot of people who live in their parents’ basement and work part time to pay the bare minimum on the student loans they collected in pursuit of their Gender Studies degrees. Ostensibly, this is because your typical millennial never-do-well is fascinated by the idea of receiving things for free from the government in return for maintaining their citizenship, or because they heard about Bernie Sanders in their subversive knitting group or picked up a campaign flier at Urban Outfitters.

But if it turns out that the “takers” of the world are seeking their own reflection in Bernie’s LensCrafters clearance section specs, it’s because, it turns out, Bernie Sanders is, indeed, one of their own; a man who failed to earn a decent paycheck for actual work until almost his 40th birthday. Despite a prestigious degree, however, Sanders failed to earn a living, even as an adult. It took him 40 years to collect his first steady paycheck – and it was a government check. “I never had any money my entire life,” Sanders told Vermont public TV in 1985, after settling into his first real job as mayor of Burlington, Vermont.

Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances – “We will raise taxes, yes we will.” One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there. Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment. Then he had a child out of wedlock. Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. “He was a shi**y carpenter,” a friend told Politico Magazine. “His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.”

Then he tried his hand freelancing for leftist rags, writing about “masturbation and rape” and other crudities for $50 a story. He drove around in a rusted-out Bondo-coverded VW bug with no working windshield wipers. Friends said he was “always poor” and his “electricity was turned off a lot.” They described him as a slob who kept a messy apartment – and this is what his friends had to say about him. The only thing he was good at was talking, non-stop, about socialism and how the rich were ripping everybody off.

So, Bernie Sanders was that jobless friend who hangs around coffee shops where he cons you into buying his drink, only to talk your ear off about how amazing Che Guevara was, and how he’s living off the grid in an apartment without flooring or heat because he doesn’t trust The Man because The Man is totally in the pocket of corporate America, even though you’re meeting in a Starbucks and his order was way more complicated than yours. Every once in a while he mentions running for office, but it’s usually left as a pipe dream because he is too lazy to ever get around to forming a campaign, so he hangs out in his basement or yours, writing terrible stories for his “alternative political zine” and scouring thrift stores for drab, vaguely militaristic clothing.

Somehow, this guy managed to make it to Congress, where he earned his first real income, making him, of course, a career politician – if only because being a politician was literally his only career. And it’s not as though Sanders had the kind of rough upbringing that would lead one to assume his level of success was unprecedented within his family. Although he did grow up poor, as Business Insider notes, he did well enough – and his family did well enough – to send him to the University of Chicago, presumably where he acquired his left wing views, to get a degree he, apparently, never used, except as a resume builder when he was angling for his government paycheck forty years later. But, I suppose, his utter lack of economic education had to come from somewhere.”

Emily Zanotti (The American Spectator)

 

WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!


“If America is to survive we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.”
-Walter Williams-

 

AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL

I don’t believe this is the type of person Noah Webster had in mind. I have to agree with Clarence Darrow when he said: “When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.” If Bernie Sanders or any of the people running for the Democratic nomination is elected President, they will not only destroy everything President Trump has worked so hard for to make America great again, they will destroy our Constitutional Republic.

 

A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY

The simple most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.

If incompetence was bliss, Washington D.C. would be the happiest place on earth.

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MURPHY

“It is no secret that we love animals at Tolley’s Topics. The beautiful dog shown below is Murphy. He belongs to Bill Bowser from Cincinnati, Ohio. You will remember Bill from the beautiful pictures of covered bridges that he personally takes across the United States. I am very grateful to Bill for allowing me access to his extensive photo library of covered bridges. They always brighten our Saturday morning line-up.”

-Sheila Tolley-

 

THE SPHINX—-LOSERS AND WINNERS IN 2020

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https://www.breitbart.com/

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/481766-mcconnell-tees-up-five-trump-judges-after-impeachment-trial-wraps

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/gallup-personal-life/2020/02/06/id/952920/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/02/06/new-hampshire-primary-how-pete-buttigieg-bernie-sanders-win-new-hampshire-primary/4602956002/

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The Editor: Who are some losers and winners so far this year, LL ?

Pole Cat: The House dems are losers. The MSM are losers ( no more impeachment to raise their ratings ). Chris Matthews is a stupid loser.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/msnbcs-chris-matthews-floats-adam-schiff-for-president-in-a-brokered-convention

The strippers at the Super Bowl were winners and losers.

https://nypost.com/2020/02/05/miami-strippers-wade-through-piles-of-cash-after-super-bowl-parties/

https://nypost.com/2020/02/06/miami-strippers-may-have-been-stiffed-boatloads-of-super-bowl-tips/

This feline is a winner.

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/worlds-worst-cat-gets-adopted-after-viral-ad

Trump and America are winners. Let’s get those judges approved.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/05/van-jones-warns-democrats-trump-is-helping-african-americans-in-real-life/

Reaction to SOTU: ‘We Need to Put a Cape on His Back, an ‘S’ on His Chest, and Call Him Superman’

https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/01/31/dr-nicole-saphier-trumps-strict-border-control-helped-reduce-opioid-overdose-deaths/

He’s the right man for the job.

Amazing pictures of sights all around the world

CHICAGO FROM AFAR

A DESERT OASIS IN LIBYA

THE ALPINISTS

INSIDE THE OLD METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE

TITANIC’S ENGINES UNDERWATER

SUNRISE OVER LONDON’S TOWER BRIDGE

((((((((((OUR SUN ERUPTS))))))))))

SNOWMOBILING THE NORWAY-SWEDEN BORDER

A TINY HERMIT CRAB CLOSE-UP

THE COCONUT OCTOPUS

A CLOUD ILLUMINATED BY LIGHTNING

A TINY RIVER HOUSE IN SERBIA

A SUBMARINE SURFACES THROUGH ARCTIC ICE

A WALL OF FALL

AN AIRPLANE CROSSES THE MOON

LIONESSES AT THE WATERING HOLE

DEATH BEGETS LIFE

MOUNT FUJI FROM ABOVE

THE VENEZUELAN POODLE MOTH

THE PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER

AN X-RAY OF A STINGRAY

MOTH TRAILS AT NIGHT

JUST A PINCH

EVOLUTION OF THE NEW YORK SKYLINE

AN ELEPHANT MEETS A SEA LION

AN OLYMPIC FULL MOON (now this was a clever idea!)

BASE JUMPING IN RIO

THE BOMBING OF DRESDEN

WHERE THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA MEETS THE SEA

THE CHICAGO SKYLINE FROM INDIANA

LIVING ON THE EDGE

THE MOLOKINI CRATER IN HAWAII

IF JUPITER WAS THE SAME DISTANCE AS THE MOON

A SEAHORSE INSPECTS A DIVER’S WATCH

EVERYBODY WAS KUNG FU FIGHTING

MOUNT RAINIER CASTING A SHADOW ON CLOUDS

Astronomy Picture of the Day

To Fly Free in Space
Image Credit: NASA, STS-41B

Explanation: What would it be like to fly free in space? At about 100 meters from the cargo bay of the space shuttle Challenger, Bruce McCandless II was living the dream — floating farther out than anyone had ever been before. Guided by a Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), astronaut McCandless, pictured, was floating free in space. McCandless and fellow NASA astronaut Robert Stewart were the first to experience such an “untethered space walk” during Space Shuttle mission 41-B in 1984. The MMU worked by shooting jets of nitrogen and was used to help deploy and retrieve satellites. With a mass over 140 kilograms, an MMU is heavy on Earth, but, like everything, is weightless when drifting in orbit. The MMU was later replaced with the SAFER backpack propulsion unit.

Tomorrow’s picture: eclipsing camel