The radical liberal lefts have completely jumped the shark. OK, “jump the shark” refers to one of the original crazy moments of American television. It was a moment so contrived that it pretty much just wrecked an entire very successful series. I remember it well:
That was my very first “wtf” moment. I didn’t get it. A guy who was raised in the city, rode motorcycles, and rarely did anything more physically demanding than uttering “whooaaa” was suddenly an accomplished skier who could jump ramps over a shark who knew enough to stay inside the buoys. It was contrived. It wasn’t real. It didn’t work at all. It marked the beginning of the end for Happy Days.
Now, 40 years later, that logic isn’t lost on younger generations. For example, this happened during Trump’s Inauguration:
OK, she’s teetering on the verge of a nervous breakdown, at the eight second mark she looks directly at the camera to make SURE they are ready, then has a total meltdown for all the world to see. That clip got plenty of airplay. However, the rest of the interview hasn’t so much:
Now, the problem I see here, is she is obviously not capable of dealing with national issues that don’t go her way. People are referring to these people as buttercups. The person holding the Mussolini poster behind her probably isn’t doing much better dealing with modern events. There have been all sorts of goofball whacked out “protests” over the majority of states in this country choosing a President that Hollywood didn’t approve of. What our buttercup here doesn’t get is the actions of her, and Hollywood, ARE the reason their candidate of choice didn’t get elected in the first place. We don’t want our children being so fragile they can’t cope with an election that occurs every four years. I have had to endure their candidates of choice my entire life. We had Carter being visited by aliens, Clinton staining intern’s dresses, and Obama proclaiming the virtues of terrorists, drug dealers, and Muslims while lambasting everything the United States’ stood for. That, buttercup, is why we have a President Trump. All the temper tantrums in the world by people incapable of dealing with the reality that their extreme views are not the norm will not change the fact that we live in a republic, not a democracy, and just because everyone in Los Angeles votes for one of their own preferred political party doesn’t determine the fate of the country.
This won’t be my only post referencing the loony left jumping the shark. It’s just too easy entertainment.
When I was growing up, and for most of my life, the agony of defeat was epitomized by the opening sequence of Wide World of Sports. Everyone remembers that sequence:
For 50 years, Vinko Bogataj crashing on the sky jump was the epitome of the agony of defeat. It was pretty much assumed nothing could ever look worse.
As of this weekend, he’s been replaced:
I have no idea what their problem is, or for that matter even what their gender is, but it must be horrific. Given all the insane leftist rhetoric over the last few months, I can only imagine what they’re thinking. ( Think I’m exaggerating? Which one is the sanest, Ashley Judd claiming Trump has wet dreams about his daughter,
Or, Madonna spewing profanities suggesting she wanted to blow up the White House:
We got a real bunch of winners here. Considering how extreme the rhetoric has gotten, I’m kind of surprised all the peaceful protestors destroyed were the buildings housing two of Hillary Clinton’s faithful donors.
Yesterday, I met in Washington with 45 nations — defense ministers and foreign ministers — as we were working together on the challenge of Daesh, ISIL, and terrorism. It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we — you — are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself. Week after week, month after month, year after year, we continue to see new evidence, scientific evidence, tangible evidence, of the danger that climate change poses to life on our planet. Last year was the hottest year in recorded history by far. Last month, the hottest month recorded. The month before that was the hottest month recorded. 2016 is on track to be hotter than last year. And the decade was the hottest decade in history, and the decade before that the second hottest in history, and the decade before that the third hottest in history.
That’s right, Dan. Kerry didn’t say hydrofluorocarbons used in refrigerators and air conditioners were of EQUAL threat, he said they would end life on the planet whereas ISIS isn’t really much of a threat to the world since it’s now losing.
Snopes used to be objective and non-partisan. People just trusted that Snopes was non-biased when quoting their rebuttals to rumors.
Now, not so much apparently. Dan Evon is embarrassingly wrong on this one and obviously doesn’t even care. I mostly cited his story when rebutting his story. Kerry, according to Evon’s own quotes, DOES mention ISIS, refrigerators, and air conditioners, and does say their use is MORE dangerous than ISIS. Snopes needs to fact check Snopes a lot better.
There’s not much we can do about Snopes’ biased “debunking”, but we can help John Kerry achieve his utopian dream of no more air conditioners:
I don’t trust Obama. I think he’s morally bankrupt. Just thought I’d get that out of the way to avoid any confusion from this point on.
That being said, the death of Antonin Scalia has thrown a major wrench in the 2016 presidential election. The ramifications I expect, and do understand I’m not a paid commentator or live in north Virginia for the most part.
Obama will use this to push his agenda, not in an effort to show respect to the Founding Fathers. I expect Eric Holder will be a major consideration, if not the out-and-out expected nominee. He’s wildly liberal, he’s from Chicago, he’s black, and his religion is questionable at best. And, he has an open contempt of the US Constitution, at one point arguing that international law trumps Constitutional Law, a point Obama has often cited in his support of global warming mandates.
There will be a bloodbath in the confirmation process unlike anything we’ve ever seen. The problem being that since 1997, the sitting Democrats still in office argued that they had no Constitutional expectation to confirm any Presidential nomination to the Supreme Court. And, as recently as 2007, Chuck Schumer spoke at length that the Democrats should not support any Bush nominee because it was an election year. Which at the time, it wasn’t. Being as this one is, that makes Schumer and the rest look remarkably hypocritical, which I doubt they really care. They know their voters will support them anyway.
This will change the course of the Republican primary. Donald Trump has enjoyed a political free ride this election cycle. No matter how crazy he acts, people have laughed and voted for him. NOW, it’s serious. NOW, a moderate Supreme Court judge could tilt the balance to the liberals for a while on some issues. NOW, gun control becomes realistic. NOW, those whacky liberal tendencies Trump has mean something. Advantage Cruz and Rubio.
Trump’s sudden scorched-Earth attacks on Jeb’s brother could NOT come at a worse time. Iraq was litmus for conservative and liberal extremes. There is no in-between. There was no N0-Fly zones for a decade. There was no Bill Clinton shooting million dollar missiles at camels in a desert. There was no Iran/Iraq chemical warfare the United Nations sanctioned both Iran and Iraq over. None of that exists with those two groups. It ALL started when George W. Bush invaded Iraq for no real reason. Either you supported it, or you were lied to. The Republicans for the most part supported it. The Democrats, Hollywood, and left media all were suddenly “lied to”. Nancy Pelosi, who supported it before, suddenly had no clue what she was voting for and had been lied to once the two took sides. Trump has suddenly taken up with the liberals in a huge way in his attacks on George. He’s 100% in the liberal camp on this issue. I don’t think most Republicans want to take the chance that his judicial nominee would have that philosophy. People who take things like this seriously have to be walking away from Trump right now. I know I have. He has no chance with me in the primary now. South Carolina, in five days, will tell us for sure what’s going on. One week before South Carolina, Trump has a 20 point lead. I bet it shrinks.
Lastly, although the Constitution is clear how this works, look for MOST people to completely disregard the Constitution when arguing how the other guy is ignoring the Constitution. I hope my readers here read a little more than that. The President nominates, which Obama can do at any time he wishes. The Senate confirms, which any Senator can, or can not do, at any time. There is no time limit and just because the President nominates does not guarantee the nominee HAS to be confirmed. Just ask Harriet Miers, Robert Bork, or Douglas Ginsburg.
Quickie update, change that to Loretta Lynch. She’s perfect for Obama. Wildly liberal, openly shows preference to Muslims ( promising to prosecute anyone who disparages Muslims ), female, and socialist Democrat ). Loretta openly opposes MOST of the Constitutional Amendment. Notably gun control, obviously freedom of speech and freedom of religion. As Attorney General, her credentials are impeccable. Perfect. Expect her nomination the first day the Senate convenes in order to maximize conflict in an election year and further polarize this country.