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Superbowl 50 comes to my backyard this Sunday, I predict it will be the highest rated/most watched Superbowl in history, it’s on the record. Lady Gaga is singing the National Anthem, ought to be epic.

It should surprise no one that for rabid football fans, it is not often (sometimes never, hey Santino? sorry) that your team, the object of your loyalty/obsession/passion, wins the championship. So when it does, nothing says ,”We’re Number One!!!” like given the wife (or whoever is handy) a flurry;

Cute commercial.

For anyone so inclined, you can use this post for any predictions or nuggets of wisdom.

I am torn over this one. I hate the Broncos (second only to the Cowboys) but this will be Peyton’s last game, win or lose. He deserves another ring just for his complete body of work. But Carolina has had a magical season, led by the ultimate prototype at QB. Netwon, the only real candidate for MVP, right now is the most potent most feared player in the NFL, and he knows it. I like Carolina, and am picking them to win by 14 on Sunday because they are flat out a better team. But we have seen strange things happen at Superbowls (like throwing a stupid pass instead of giving it to Marshawn Lynch);

So, who ya got this Sunday?

Oh, and bonus points if you can reference the title.

Call Me Mr. Frumpy

I know, another Trump post, I can’t help myself, he brings out the worse in me.

No doubt everyone has heard that Trump is skipping tomorrow night’s presidential debate because he is not up to tangling with a woman. He did not like Megyn Kelly in the last Fox sponsored debate asking him about his past comments denigrating women. Instead of answering the question like an adult he went on a jihad, both at the debate and later in the media, attacking Kelly, trying to get her suspended and fired. Not one to ever ever take the high road, he has continued slamming both Kelly and Foxnews as not being fair to him, even though Trump has more air time on Foxnews than all other candidates combined.

Here is my dilemma. In the last 40 years I have never sat out a presidential election. There has always been a candidate who was closer (sometimes marginally) to my political ideology then his opponent so it made sense for me to go to the polls and do my part. Dole, both Bush’s, Mccain and Romney, none gave me everything I wanted but all gave me a bit more than the other guy. And before yesterday I felt that I could hold my nose, admit that Trump was not even close to conservative, was arrogant/petulant/prone to allowing emotion over reason/not sufficiently versed in the mechanics of government, but could still pull the lever on him given the alternative. But given this last bit caviling, I am prepared to sit this one out.

I know the argument, staying home is a vote for Hillary, that is not motivating me. What is the real difference between Trump and Hillary anyway? Give me some actual policy differences. Yeah, yeah, it’s all about immigration. but here is the deal, all of Trump’s bold immigration moves require the approval of Congress and they are not going to stand idly by and allow Trump to deport 12 million illegals already here or ban ALL Muslims from entering the country, ain’t gonna happen.

So what else does he have? His “hire smart people” went right out the window for me with Katrina Pierson.

What I wanted from Trump was just a little humility, something that showed me he had the maturity and level headedness to be president. He could have deflected the Kelly thing so easily and turned it to his favor. Same thing with the National Review article, a better man could have addressed this, could have won them over. He needs them to win the election, he needs folks like me, he needs all those GOP voters that stayed home and did not support Romney, he needs the independents, but he is just too arrogant to unify or to be a conciliator.

Yeah, it’s early and he may yet become something that he is now not. But I doubt it.

Out Comes The Long Knives

This week has not been good for Donald Trump. Yeah, I know he still leads in the polls, still commands large audiences at his rallies and still controls the narrative, so far. On Thursday the National Review came out with their “Conservatives Against Trump” issue, 22 of their leading authors, a veritable who’s who of the nation’s top conservative political thinkers, all came out with one voice in calling out Trump as not conservative, not qualified to lead the nation, and not the guy many on the right think he is. You can read it here. All are short, concise and laser like in exposing the man behind the curtain (you can skip Glenn Beck, he is certifiable, but the rest are all interesting reads).

Then yesterday a Super Pac came out with this;

Straight from the horses mouth.

The last few days my head has been spinning. The usual right leaning sites I frequent have been populated by Trump supporters, folks who will defend him no matter what based mostly on the fact that he is not a politician and stands for the big eff you to the establishment. The NR piece was met with ,”We are not supposed to eat our own”, “That was then, Trump has evolved”, “He is not part of the establishment, he will shake things up?”, and my favorite ,”Those NR types are part of the problem, they are the establishment”, even though they are not funded by K St., provide conservative commentary, and have endorsed no other candidates.

Now this video comes out, and if anything it has “hardened Pharaoh’s heart”, it has increased their stridency and made them dig in their heels deeper. Loyalty is a wonderful thing, but loyalty should be questioned if what you are loyal to is not what you thought it was.

There are some issues, namely; the 2nd Amendment, partial birth abortion, eminent domain, prohibitive/onerous taxation, federal land management , that are beyond evolving, are immutable on the face, and can’t be compromised by any lover of liberty.

Given Trump’s high unfavorability rating and the fact many Republican voters will not support Trump and stay home (low GOP voter turnout doomed Romney) I have to conclude that Trump can not win in November. Sure, he can win the nomination, and since we don’t know who he will be running against (still waiting for the criminal indictment for Hillary) it could be close. But I’m betting it won’t be. I know we have some Trump supporters here, where am I going wrong?

Trump is a lot like Obama, both narcissistic to the point of nausea, and both haven’t a clue on how the government works.

Momma Grizzly, Why Are You Still In Iowa?

Trump got 2 endorsements the other day, both meh if you ask me. The Governor of Iowa slammed Ted Cruz because Ted was against Iowans wetting their beak in the form of ethanol subsidies. Then the big one (OK, not so big), Sarah Palin likes Trump “Going Rogue”. Curious endorsement I thought considering Palin, an original Tea Partyer, is at the forefront of conservative principals and whatever you might think of Trump, he is no conservative. From Planned Parenthood, abortion in general, eminent domain, guns, taxes, Trump is outside the conservative circle, looking in.

The last post we had about Palin a few years back (not sure who authored it) I voiced my admiration for Palin, her resilience in face of the adversity, and her character at how she viewed government, the role of government and the role of the citizen to check and limit that government at every turn. I also wished Palin would get out of public life (obviously not my call) make a boat load of cash in speaking gigs and endorsements, and ride into the sunset financially secure. she did not take my advice. She launched her own TV station, pay per view of course. I figured if folks were willing to pay for hearing her views, good on her for cashing in. But the station did not last long. Foxnews dumped her, much speculation as to why. Not going away quietly and thinking her endorsement would hold sway with some, She has now backed Trump.

But Palin’s private life is a bit of a mess. Daughter Bristol just looks at a man and she gets knocked up, despite her abstinence platform. And now her son Track got arrested for smacking his girlfriend around and playing with an AR-15 while snockered.

Today Palin went proactive, describing Track as a PTSD sufferer, yeah, she went there;

Some have accused Palin of blaming Obama for her son’s PTSD, I did not read it that way. This was a Trump rally and of course you have to go after the president, every rally involves going after the president. And even if Obama did respect the military (hahahahahahaha) his opinion has no bearing on the injuries sustained by soldiers in a combat zone, assuming that this diagnosis has any merit (Trac better get his ass to a medical professional immediately).

All this this begs the question, why is Sarah still in Iowa and not on a plane back home to be with her kid? Trump got his endorsement. Some of the more skeptical have opined that the deal maker brokered an endorsement from the Tea Party darling in exchange for a cabinet seat (Interior, Energy, take your pick). Family values and family loyalty is big with us knuckle dragging religion/gun clinging conservatives, I would expect her to be home with her family, not campaigning in Iowa.

Yeah, It Bugs Me, Even When Our Side Does it

Check this out, fair or foul?

I hate using kids as agitprop shills. Sure, I guess you could say that they are promoting America, liberty, and patriotism more that Trump (and as an aside, is it possible to ever be over patriotic?) but I would prefer using Florida Gator cheerleaders with the kids being left at home.

The left is notorious for trotting out their progeny, equipping them with dopey signs (save our schools, save our planet, save my moms cushy union job so that she does not have to work for a living), then parading them around like they have a clue what they are advocating or have any say in being displayed like some 4H entry. When kids go political then they are fair game to be attacked and criticized, they should be kept out of the fray.

Yes, I understand the difference between this and that vomit inducing video a few years back of grade school kids praising Obama like he was some deity. And who could forget the degenerates that made these commercials?

An accommodation needs to be reached, of course the progressives will never agree to civility, but I think we can do better.

Savages

They know just how to hurt us;

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Per established precedent they have demanded we release 5 prominent Muslims. I say we give them Obama, Kerry, Ellison, Andre Carson, and throw in Lois Lerner (the way she lies she can convince them of anything).

As if ISIS wasn’t on the “naughty” list already.

What…A…Dumb-ass!!!

Watching the Cardinals beat up on Philly last night I missed all the fun over at the Miss Universe Pageant;

Begging a few questions; obviously Harvey knows how to read, he does Family Feud, maybe larger printing or using crayons might help. The only reason to watch these pageants from a man’s point of view is the all too familiar train wreck of an answer when asked some dopey AGW question or world peace question (more hugs) from a moonbat judge. And from what I have been reading about the event, it always ends the same way, 2 finalists left with the first name read being first runner up, and yes, that was clearly written on the card, but if you never watched one of these things before (and clearly Harvey has not) maybe watching a few for familiarity would be a good idea?

Is there anything more embarrassing than having a stage full of beauty pageant contestants laughing at you for effing up the one thing you had to do that night?

I could not believe how far they let the error ride, why did they not correct him immediately?

Harvey clearly felt bad;

“I want to apologize emphatically to Miss Philippians and Miss Columbia. This was a terribly honest human mistake and I am so regretful.” (Photo: Twitter/IAmSteveHarvey)
You’ll notice he misspelled both “Colombia” and “Philippines.” Can we blame autocorrect? Let’s blame autocorrect.

Here’s Harvey confirming his mistake: The correct winner, Miss Philippines, and first runner-up, Miss Colombia, are listed on his card.

Another product of the public school system, or should we blame the Cleveland public school system?

Suck My Space Nerd Stick

Out of the loop, as years go by I find myself more and more ensconced outside the fence, and I’m not even really looking in. I don’t care about current fads, don’t listen to the top 40 (my siruis XM stays on Watercolors, Symphony Hall, or Classic Vinyl), don’t go to the movies that much (last one I took my kid to see Jurassic World in Imax 3D, 18 bucks, are you kidding me?) and I don’t need Vanity Fair to tell me what wines to drink or books to read. So I am a bit nonplussed at all the Star Wars Hysteria going on;

I’m with Katherine on this one. Yeah, I remember the first 3, saw them in the theaters, but life goes on. This new generation have no such nostalgia pulls to the series, yet, when the MSM tells them that they should be excited, they follow in lock step.

I will probably rent it when it comes out at Redbox so I am marginally interested.

2 questions for the group, have you ever gone to midnight showings or stood in line for ungodly hours waiting to see any movies, like ever, and does anyone here actually have wood over this movie and feel they must see it today?

Trophies For Everyone

Applications are now being accepted for The Cool Club. No expensive dues or actual accomplishments required, a minimalist approach will work well. A “Practice Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty” bumper sticker works, a cool multicolored ribbon on the lapel, a “live Strong” wrist ban or something similar, even a catchy slogan easily chanted (Black Lives Matter), all identifies you to the world as a caring individual, someone who wants a better kinder world but is not willing to sacrifice much to make it happen. And if you are a world leader (a progressive world leader who is easily swayed by fads or fearful of the PC police) then you throw wild expensive carbon emitting parties, all the while patting yourselves on the back at how enlighten and caring you are, more champagne;

Life is so much easier when things are settled, no more need to think about things, to scrutinize or weigh any more evidence, the science is settled, we did it, high fives all around. Now we can feel good about ourselves, our efforts (or lack thereof) will make our world a better place, yea for us.

OK, let the hand wringing begin.