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  • EDITORIAL: Donald Trump For President

    10/24/2016 9:42:40 AM PDT · 53 of 53
    Jefferson Spins to bert
    Terry McAwful is enduring as Governor to have a credential to run for the Senate and President. He is a fool of course for believing so, but he is blinded by the potential. The prelude is to be endured while dragging as many corrupt $$$ as possible. He also receives a supplement from the Clinton foundation sub sub sub orporations.

    Rest assured that I am well aware of the many layers of nefarious duplicity at work here. And that I am well aware of the various Virginia "stepping stones" which Democrat hacks have used: Tim Kaine's career alone has plainly demonstrated this for all, not just Virginians, to see.

    Kaine has long hitched his wagon to riding on someone esle's coat-tails. Mind you, it was formerly Mark Warner's coat-tails; but now Kaine is a hack/lapdog for Hillary, riding her coat-tails. (Which is only fair: she's ridden Bill's coat-tails for how many years now? But I digress.)

    Of course, should Hillary's unhealthy carcass be dragged, Weekend at Bernie's style, across the finish line, then what a great gig it would be for little Timmy: to go from lapdog to Top Dog when Hillary's cratering health forces her out under Amendment XXV, Section 4 of the Constitution. Score!

  • EDITORIAL: Donald Trump For President

    10/24/2016 6:39:55 AM PDT · 51 of 53
    Jefferson Spins to Arthur Wildfire! March
    I never knew that any governor of any state had the right to grant felons voting rights and keep them from owning guns at the same time.
    Bingo. No more calls please. We have a winner.

    And I seriously doubt that had a Republican Governor in Virginia attempted to restore, in a carte blanche fashion, the right to bear arms to felons, that this Republican Governor would be hailed as courageous. Said Republican would be resoundingly condemned by the little old ladies of both sexes in the anti-gun crowd/MSM. But Governor McAuliffe? Why, just yesterday received a civil rights award for his "courage":

    Galling yes, but hardly surprising.

    Terry McAuliffe doesn't give a rat's rear end about these felons. He restored thousands of felons' right to vote solely for Hillary's benefit. To believe otherwise is just plain stupid. To believe that McAuliffe did this for the benefit of the felons is to indulge in sophistry of galactic proportions.

  • EDITORIAL: Donald Trump For President

    10/23/2016 9:20:15 AM PDT · 43 of 53
    Jefferson Spins to Arthur Wildfire! March
    Again, I was picking a nit. But my nit-picking was grounded in Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution of Virginia. It is this part of the Constitution of Virginia which states, "No person who has been convicted of a felony shall be qualified to vote unless his civil rights have been restored by the Governor or other appropriate authority."

    You can read the full text of the Virginia Supreme Court ruling here:

    Bottom line, what McAuliffe tried to do with his blanket restoration of civil rights to the 206,000 felons (probable Democrat voters) was to use the proper authority granted to a Virginia Governor, yes, but in a fashion obscenely far beyond the purpose for which it was intended. It was intended to allow a Governor to grant clemency, on a case-by-case basis, for those individual former felons who turned themselves around and became productive citizens after they "paid their debt to society" via prison-time. Nothing more.

    What McAuliffe brashly attempted was a brazen bastardization of gubernatorial clemency. Had he succeeded, it would have made a mockery of the clemency powers granted. Thankfully, the Virginia Supreme Court still had some Constitutionalists on it. Even so, it was still a four to three ruling: yep, three of our Virginia Supreme Court justices were perfectly fine with McAuliffe's brazen bastardization.

  • EDITORIAL: Donald Trump For President

    10/23/2016 8:42:31 AM PDT · 42 of 53
    Jefferson Spins to VRW Conspirator
    When Trump's Attorney General starts investigating the Crintons, IMO, he will find an entire landscape of crimes and I am sure that McAuliffe will be part of this.
    And when that day comes, I and millions of other Virginians will rejoice to see McAuliffe and his entire corrupt and contemptible cabal frog-marched out of Richmond to a set of cozy cells in a Federal Penitentiary.

    Talk about a deliciously savory mental image.

  • EDITORIAL: Donald Trump For President

    10/23/2016 8:33:46 AM PDT · 41 of 53
    Jefferson Spins to wastoute
    As Edmund Burke so insightfully observed, "Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it."

    It's just a disturbingly profound shame that so many like Hillary want to repeat it...and repeat it writ large.

    Oh, and don't forget to whom Alinsky dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals: none other than Satan. Frank Nitty was just a convenient conduit/stand-in/tutor for the true Mentor, the actual Master don't you know.

  • Without Trump We Are Done

    10/23/2016 8:15:01 AM PDT · 17 of 52
    Jefferson Spins to prov1813man
    You are free to be wrong by concluding i am wrong. But, should she win, it will be the end of the Country i was born and raised in.

    Spot-on. Well stated.

    Like you, I was born in a free country (the United States, in my case the early 1960s). Were I to die today, I'd die in an oligarchy/soft tyranny (the US, in the here and now). If Hillary, by hook or by crook, is dragged across the finish line and takes the oath of office in January, then no matter when I die it will not be in a free country: born free, destined to die in many ways a de facto slave to the State.

    I don't have the resources to emigrate to a more free spot on the globe. If Trump doesn't win then my fate, like that of so many millions of others, is sealed.

  • EDITORIAL: Donald Trump For President

    10/23/2016 7:11:38 AM PDT · 36 of 53
    Jefferson Spins to Arthur Wildfire! March
    Our big problem in Virginia is Governor McAwful and voter fraud. He even pardoned felons to bestow them voting rights.

    I apologize in advance here, for picking this nit: though McAuliffe restored voting rights to felons in a transparently duplicitous fashion, he did not "pardon felons" per se.

    He first tried a blanket restoration of voting rights for 206,000 felons; his blanket restoration was rightly overturned by the Virginia Supreme Court; but then he restored the rights, on an "individual basis" to some 13,000 felons. (Pretty amazing that he miraculously found time to do this individual review of 13K felons' cases while performing his other gubernatorial duties, huh?)

    Speaking of amazing, isn't it amazing and utterly fascinating that the various media outlets didn't question the fact that only 13,000 of the previous 206,000 won McAuliffe's "voting rights restoration lottery"? That is, no one seemed to question the transparent unseemliness exposed by the fact that Governor McAuliffe had previously tried to restore the rights of an additional 193,000 other felons with his blanket executive order. No one pointed out the glaring fact that with McAuliffe's blanket order, he sought to basically disenfranchise over 190K additional law-abiding citizens.

    As one of those law-abiding citizens who was (and still is) disenfranchised, I view McAuliffe with complete and utter contempt. Granted, he was a Clinton crony and a Democrat hack from the get-go. Thus, my opinion of him wasn't good to begin with. But the brazen nature of his actions is just one more reason why I cannot understand why anyone would vote Democrat. The Democrat Party has been hijacked by thugs, thieves, crooks, and criminals.

    Al Capone was a piker compared to the modern-era Democrat Party.

  • Democrat Racism Rears its Ugly Head in the Virginia Lt. Governor's Race?

    10/28/2013 10:45:50 AM PDT · 24 of 24
    Jefferson Spins to driftless2
    Of course, this has been going for many decades.

    True. Very sad, but true.

    Our Nation was founded on individual liberty, personal responsibility, and impartial justice for all. And while there were obvious shortcomings at our Nation's founding, even these few flaws did not negate the noble experiment and truly groundbreaking notion of a government subordinate to The People.

    The most tragic part of all that has happened in the last six to ten decades is that we've urinated it all away.

    We've fallen so far from where we once were, pulling down upon ourselves the consequences of which we were warned in the observation, "Those who exchange liberty for security deserve--and will have--neither."

    I'm convinced there is a special place in Hell for those who willingly deceived themselves and others in order to pretend that concentrating power into the hands of a few ideologues was a better system of government than one based upon individual liberty. It's just sad that as a direct result of their deceptions and delusions, we all have to go through some measure of Hell on earth.

  • Democrat Racism Rears its Ugly Head in the Virginia Lt. Governor's Race?

    10/28/2013 6:00:21 AM PDT · 20 of 24
    Jefferson Spins to driftless2
    All I got back was bile and nasty words...none of them refuted anything I said. Because they couldn’t refute anything.

    That's what is utterly fascinating about members of The Collectivist Left: not only are they flat-out unable to compete in the arena of ideas, but they immediately resort to the very tactics they accuse us conservatives and individualists of using. They can't compete with E.W. Jackson's ideas, so what do they do? They deface his yard signs. Utterly fascinating. In a sick, twisted, demented sort of way, mind you, but nevertheless fascinating.

    A bit off-topic, but in the 2009 and 2010 time-frame when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was still a bill, a Leftist colleague of mine couldn't refute my arguments against Obamacare; so he went straight to the vitriol and ad hominem attacks, loudly asking (and I quote) "What the hell have you been smoking?!!"

    So loud, in fact, that our boss had to come out of his office to tell us to cool it. (And no, it didn't escape my notice that I was also told to cool it even though I wasn't the one shouting....)

    How do you compete with Collectivists who are not only conveniently ignorant, but are also deliberately dumb? How can you penetrate the fog of ideology that envelopes the minds of otherwise smart people? (My colleague I mentioned above is one of the smartest men I know. Outside of politics, that is.)

    I just don't know how you compete with deliberately delusional behavior. And somehow we conservatives and individualists are the crazy ones.

    Unreal. Talk about a bizarro world, no?

  • Obama to GOP: 'Win an election' to change policies

    10/18/2013 9:18:43 AM PDT · 130 of 130
    Jefferson Spins to caww
    Well I really did try to find an appropriate way to say thank you for your post......some things leave an impact for which there are no words for.... This is one of them.

    Your kind words there are thanks enough. Besides, whatever thanks I may be due is only due me by proxy: whatever encouragement I have to pass along comes from a higher power. I am, at best, a conduit.

    Grace and peace.

  • Obama to GOP: 'Win an election' to change policies

    10/18/2013 4:02:49 AM PDT · 123 of 130
    Jefferson Spins to caww
    Corruption abounds in every facet of the USA...from it’s politics, to business and throughout our nation now. It is each man for himself as there are no moral boundaries to stop it.

    That's the ultimate tragedy of abandoning our Judeo-Christian heritage in exchange for the empty promises of multi-culturalism and "Separation of Church and State" secularism. What's the old phrase? "When people don't stand for something they'll fall for anything."

    Sure, buzz-words like "tolerance" and "co-existence" sound, at first blush, open-minded. But they are little more than invitingly open doors to muddle-headed thinking. When a nation's individuals abandon notions of right vs. wrong and instead get caught up in discussions of what's legal vs. illegal, then that nation is on the wrong path. After all, not too long ago it was actually legal to kill Jews in Europe. Even Jewish children. Heaven help us when we set up Man (or a simple majority of a nation's men and women) as the ultimate arbiter(s) of the correctness of a thing; heaven help us when we don't look to God as the final authority of the appropriateness our actions.

    I fear we have passed, or are close, to the point of no return unless the people do rise up with a mighty voice, I can’t see that happening when we are fast being outnumbered as the influx of undesirables, and they are coming in masses, continues to infiltrate our nation...invited and otherwise.

    C.S. Lewis noted that even during World War II there were periods of time, and some of them prolonged periods, where circumstances really did appear to be lost: where it looked as if the Nazis in Europe and the Imperial Japanese in the Pacific were, in fact, going to prevail. Sometimes the darkest point of night is just before the dawn.

    I encourage you not to surrender to the temptation to abandon hope. Yes, things are bleak. In Virginia, for example, it is quite possible that in a few weeks we will elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe instead of conservative Ken Cuccinelli to be our next governor. And this, despite the fact that McAuliffe has no significant executive experience (outside of crony-capitalism ventures) and has troubling ties to several shady enterprises. Whereas Mr. Cuccinelli has an exemplary record and would make an incredibly good governor.

    McAuliffe may very well be Virginia's next governor despite the fact he will likely use the Governor's Mansion as a springboard for Hillary Clinton's 2016 bid to the White House. (Just as Democrat Tim Kaine, our governor prior to our current one, Republican Bob McDonald, brazenly used Virginia resources to bolster Barack's bid in 2008. Then-Governor Kaine was, you see, also the chairman of the DNC. Thus, nary a peep was spoken by the news media about his abuse of his gubernatorial power because it was all for a good cause, don't you know.)

    So again, things appear bleak. Distressingly bleak. But I for one refuse to toss in the towel. I encourage--no, I implore--you and everyone else: continue to stand firm. Hold. The. Line. Sure, the collectivists would no doubt kill us conservatives and individualists just as soon as look at us. After all, they know that in the arena of ideas they'd lose; they know that the only way they can win is to eliminate the competition rather than meeting it head-on.

    And if that day comes where a collectivist toady points a gun to my skull because I refuse to knuckle under, I will look him in the eye and glaringly declare that though he can kill me, he can not make me yield.

  • SERIOUSLY? National Park Service spitefully removes handles from water fountains

    10/10/2013 2:31:04 AM PDT · 144 of 176
    Jefferson Spins to BlatherNaut
    I wonder if anyone actually witnessed the handles being removed. Seems more likely the work of vandals capitalizing on the reduced security presence due to furloughs.

    Though I applaud, in the spirit "innocent to proven guilty", your willingness to entertain another explanation, the truly sad thing about reports like these is this: it is no longer a stretch of the imagination to conclude that the childish spite driving these actions is, in fact, emanating from the highest office of the land. With the Obama White Spite House, anything is possible.

    The only silver lining to the horribly dark cloud that has descended upon America is that when I speak with my lefty family members (every family has a few), I can now ask them a question: "Do you honestly believe that if a Republican President presided over such blatantly spiteful National Park Service actions that the major news outlets would remain as quiet as they are doing today with Obama's NPS? Do you honestly think that erecting barricades around the open-air World War II memorial while allowing National Mall access to supporters of some favored interest group to erect a stage would not be resoundingly condemned by ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and the AP every moment of every day?"

    In short, my lefty family members finally have to concede that the major news outlets are, in fact, far from impartial. To claim otherwise is just plain delusional. Yes, there's always a delusional hold-out or two. There always will be. But I'm not talking about them. I'm talking about the members of my family who grew up Democrat, and just never had--or took--the time to look into why.

    All of the petulance, arrogance, and childishness that is Barack Obama and his fellow travelers is now exposed for all to see. All the talk about George W. Bush being an imperial president is now coming home to roost when it is abundantly clear that Bush didn't even attempt one-tenth of one percent of what Obama has already done.

    Whether this will translate into fewer people voting Democrat in the future is anyone's guess. Life-long habits and delusions are hard to give up. So I, for one, am not holding my breath. Still, the disgust at Obama I now see in the eyes of my loved ones who up till recently had a favorable opinion of Barry baby is a welcome change. Up till now some of my family members thought I was the wacky one. Now they're finally wondering if I hadn't been right all along.

  • Why Is Obama Trying to Start a Race War?

    07/21/2013 7:06:01 AM PDT · 25 of 78
    Jefferson Spins to SandRat
    In a South African prison of the time period.

    And no golf courses around. No, scratch that. Make sure there is a golf course in plain view of Obama's prison window--but make sure he never, ever gets to play a round there!

  • Why Is Obama Trying to Start a Race War?

    07/21/2013 6:55:09 AM PDT · 13 of 78
    Jefferson Spins to SandRat
    He wants to be America's Nelson Mandela,....

    Fine. Let's start by tossing him in prison for 28 years....

  • Sharpton: 'Slap in the Face to Those Who Believe in Justice in This Country'

    07/13/2013 10:29:56 PM PDT · 78 of 90
    Jefferson Spins to mykroar
    The thing that frosts me the most about Sharpton and the other race-baiters is that they specifically want us to ignore the content of a person's character and focus exclusively upon skin color, when that color happens to be black. That Trayvon Martin™ behaved like a thug and probably precipitated his own death is of no importance. Only the color of his skin matters.

    Good golly: decades ago there were actual injustices and lynchings done to people of color simply because they weren't white. It was unspeakably horrible. But to attempt to conflate what happened to those innocent people decades ago with what happened to Trayvon Martin™ in 2012 is just plain sickening.

    Trayvon Martin™ was not some innocent. No, no one is happy he is dead. But to paint this whole tragic event as just another example of how America is still some rat-fink racist country cheapens and trivializes the real suffering of--and the horrible injustices inflicted upon--individuals of color those many years ago.

    Can not Sharpton, Holder, and Obama see this? Can they not see that by engaging in their race-baiting actions they surrender the very moral high ground they claim to defend?

    So Reverend Sharpton, et. al. do me the courtesy of allowing me to assess someone, even someone now unfortunately dead, by the content of his character, without calling me a racist because that said someone had no character--or at least no character worthy of emulating--and just happened to be black.

  • SF Sidewalk Cleaners Canít Keep Up With The Call Of Nature [urine]

    07/12/2013 4:24:14 AM PDT · 28 of 30
    Jefferson Spins to ImaGraftedBranch
    I work for. French company, and I can tell you that France does this EVERY Night. If not, there would be no vacationers to Paris.

    Perhaps. But most Europeans have a decidedly different demeanor when it comes to bodily functions, no? They are not as "uptight" about taking a leak in public as are we Americans. At least that's been my experience: I've seen men unzip and let loose with nary a cursory turn away from onlookers. But then again, in Paris there are kiosks with pictures of topless women plastered on all sides for all the world to see...and yet no one but us yokel Yankees seem to give those kiosks a second glance.

    If what I've seen is common, then a urine smell in Paris would almost be expected.

    I hate iPads determining what to write for me!

    What do you expect from a product designed by progressives in California? After all, you're just a dumb conservative, right? So clearly you need a smart liberal to determine what is best for you to post.... (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)

    Speaking of determinacy, your tag line is a hoot. Don't worry: though I've collapsed your wave function and thus know where you are, I still can't tell where you're going. Heisenberg's Principle saves the day.


  • California raisin farmer battles feds over Depression-era regulation

    07/10/2013 2:52:37 AM PDT · 6 of 13
    Jefferson Spins to nathanbedford
    The words of Breyer and Kagan betray a breathtaking level of arrogance. To win their votes the litigant must first convince them that his side of the argument advances the social or legal agenda which they favor and then merely supply these jurists with the rationale that makes that agenda appear to be constitutional.

    Hammer, meet nail.

    Someone wiser than I observed that to a conservative, a law is unconstitutional when it runs counter to the text of the US Constitution, but to a liberal the law merely has to offend his or her--ahem--tender sensibilities.

    And look at the mess into which fealty to liberal/progressive/statist sensibilities has landed us. I was born in a free country: America, 50 years ago. It's a utter shame I won't die in one.

  • Today, Google celebrates the Roswell UFO crash of July 8, 1947 with an interactive cartoon

    07/08/2013 1:06:40 PM PDT · 18 of 20
    Jefferson Spins to KosmicKitty
    Use the nuclear fuel/gas/fertilizer to cause the beanstalk to grow. That'll allow your little green man to escape.

    Take note of what the nuclear stuff will do to living creatures. Just sayin'.

  • Obamacare's Slush Fund Fuels A Broader Lobbying Controversy

    05/30/2013 5:20:19 PM PDT · 16 of 19
    Jefferson Spins to American Constitutionalist
    Would it be far fetched to think ? that Obama’s people, liberal politicians could use this very Obamacare slush fund to fund their own political agendas, political campaigns ? to dip and take at will when ever they need the money ?

    Two clichés: "Follow the money" and "Connect the Dots"

    Of course, when the dots are so close together that they darn-near form a line, I think we can be excused for concluding that this was the plan all along. Statists/Progressives/Liberals/Leftists/Democrats hate conservatives far, far more than they love their country and the founding principles upon which it was based. Thus they derive sick pleasure in knowing that we know this slush fund will be used against us.

    That our tax dollars--moneys confiscated from our pockets--will be at their complete disposal, and will be used in ways to advance their liberty-destroying collectivist agendas, gives them almost demonic delight.

    But then, you already know this. I'm saying nothing new or profoundly insightful. It's so manifestly obvious it hurts.

  • Obamacare's Slush Fund Fuels A Broader Lobbying Controversy

    05/30/2013 5:04:49 PM PDT · 13 of 19
    Jefferson Spins to Alas Babylon!
    I think I’m going to start a TEA Party and Constitutional Education based non-profit group and apply for some of these government funds.

    Do you think the IRS and HHS will fast-track my applications?

    Two words: uh..., no.

    Oh wait! Your implied sarcasm tag just got through the "special" review process reserved especially for conservatives. I can see it now.

    So, never mind my "uh..., no." reply above. Cheers.