Saturday, June 25, 2016

What the GOP needs is fewer eggheads and more Joe the Plumbers

Yesterday longtime newspaper columnist George Will said in a speech that he is leaving the Republican Party because of presumptive nominee Donald J. Trump.

Whatever. Leave. Will is just one vote, his wife, who worked for Scott Walker's presidential campaign, is another.

But for every George Will-type who swears off Donald Trump there are one-hundred Joe the Plumbers, regular Americans who are sick of egghead elitists like the bow-tie wearing Will telling them how to vote.

Dave Edmunds and Stray Cats: The Race Is On

For his Twangin' album, Dave Edmunds enlisted Stray Cats to back him up on a cover of George Jones' "The Race Is On."

Edmunds produced Stray Cats' first album.

Watch as the band backs up Edmunds for "The Race Is On in an early 1980s concert.

Bunch of purple coneflowers

Part of the Linne Woods restored tallgrass prairie are dominated by purple coneflowers.

Friday, June 24, 2016

(Photo) 2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-T

Only a few days removed from the factory is this 2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-T in Modern Steel Metallic.

The Ridgelines arrived in showrooms this week.

This pickup truck puts Honda back into the truck game.

Death Star for Rahm: Star Wars museum won't be on Chicago's lakefront

Chicago was a century ahead of its time when it resolved to preserve as much of its lakefront as possible as park land. While Chicago has always had crooks, chiselers, and con artists, this scum now dominates the power structure of Chicago, which why residents are fleeing for what is now the nation's third-largest city.

But the good guys sometimes win in 21st century Chicago. After being rebuffed by San Francisco, Star Warsproducer George Lucas decided to offer the humbly-named Lucas Museum to Chicago. But not just anywhere in the city, right on the lakefront, just south of downtown. Chicago has plenty of empty space, crime-ridden Englewood comes to mind, but prima donna George Lucas wanted his temple on the lake and nowhere else. And Chicago's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, hopped on the Millennium Falcon for the ride.

Never mind that while Lake Michigan will be where it is for eons and that Star Wars movies may look as hokey as a Flash Gordon serial in a century. But Friends of the Parks, an open space advocacy group argued that the lakefront isn't Rahm's to give away even with a 99-year lease. Citing a legal concept called public trust doctrine, they sued the city in federal court to prevent the land grab.

Today Lucas decided to take his Star Wars toys and bring them back to California. It's a victory for the people of Chicago and a well-earned Death Star moment for Emanuel.

(Video) Clinton: We need to raise incomes in sluggish Obama economy

In Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday Hillary Rodham Clinton said, "If we want higher growth we've got to raise incomes."

Who has been president for the last seven years? Clinton promise more of the same.

Trump in Scotland praises Brexit

Cynics were questioning why Donald Trump traveled to Scotland--ostensibly to promote his golf course there--but it turns out he is in the right place at the right time.

From Good Morning America:
Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, in Scotland for a two-day business trip, called the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union “purely historic," saying Brexit supporters "took their country back."

Trump compared the U.K. referendum vote, dubbed “Brexit,” to America’s presidential election. "People really see a big parallel," he noted today at a news conference at his Turnberry golf course.

“What I like is that I love to see people take their country back. And that's really what's happening in the United States,” Trump said.

On the global impact of Brexit, Trump said this will happen "more and more," pointing to Germany specifically and its refugee crisis. Trump also argued that the E.U. "looks like it's on its way" to breaking up.
Liberals like Barack Obama love to claim they are on the right side of history. I love it when know-it-alls are proven wrong.

Britain is ready for Trump Autumn.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Another Obama defeat: UK votes for Brexit

Barack Obama, being a typical liberal, can't stay out of other people's affairs. Or other countries' matters for that matter. So of course our busy-body president had to weigh in on the British vote in regards to staying in the European Union, and Obama the internationalist, who despises local government because it's a check on the power of national government, and he hates national governments when they don't follow his leftist directives. He can always try to fall back on the United Nations when Congress doesn't do his bidding on issues such as global warming.

Obama was opposed to what was dubbed "Brexit," that is, Great Britain leaving the EU.

And today, after being handed a stinging defeat from the US Supreme Court on executive amnesty for illegal aliens, Dear Leader received more bad news. The United Kingdom voted for independence, it's leaving the EU.


Welcome back to the free world, my British friends.

Which EU nation is next?

From my post at Da Tech Guy:

Obama the internationalist sticks his nose into UK politics

From Doug Ross, DEMOCRAT GUN LOGIC: An Illustrated Tale

The Democrats ended their childish sit-in on the House floor this afternoon. But Doug Ross and his long-suffering intern, Biff Spackle, are providing on-the-spot analysis of this pathetic stunt: DEMOCRAT GUN LOGIC: An Illustrated Tale.

(Video) Rumsfeld: Why I will vote for Trump

Former Defense secretary--twice--and White House chief-of-staff Donald Rumsfeld told Greta van Sustern that he will vote for Donald J. Trump for president.

It was a wide-ranging explanation, but of special notice is what "Rummy," also a former Illinois congressman, says about the almost-certain security breaches of Hillary Rodham Clinton's fourth-rate email server.

Trump Autumn is coming. Rummy is ready.