Read about what happened yesterday, When the pro-Hillary guy knocks at your door
— Fausta (@Fausta) October 14, 2016
Prof. Robert George writes on Non-Catholics for Church ‘Reform’. Clinton allies mock the faithful and demand they embrace secular dogmas. What it comes down to is,
The bigotry on display in the emails is that of people who claim to perceive bigotry everywhere, even where it does not exist. Some on the left have perfected the technique of smearing their political opponents by dismissing dissent from the dogmas of secular progressive ideology—on, say, abortion or marriage—as bigotry. This tactic has only bred more hatred toward traditions of faith that uphold traditional moral values, such as Catholicism, evangelical Protestantism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Mormonism and Orthodox Judaism.
Read the whole thing.
Read my article, Guilty Hillary, on the current campaign.
I was a guest in Silvio Canto’s podcast, and that was one of the topics we discussed today,
Wed Oct 12: Corruption in Brazil, Putin in Venezuela & Cuba….click to listen…https://t.co/pOeQqwmED7
— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) October 12, 2016
I also recommend Ed Klein’s new book, Guilty as Sin: Uncovering New Evidence of Corruption and How Hillary Clinton and the Democrats Derailed the FBI Investigation
I’ve been preoccupied with more immediate concerns, but even then this has struck me as emblematic of the stupidity of the current political climate:
The big issue is that 20 years ago Donald Trump told Alicia Machado she needed to lose weight after she gained sixty pounds while she was still Miss Universe.
Clearly, Hillary is going for the overweight female vote.
She’s definitely not going for the Hispanic vote. More on that below.
“You had somebody who basically insulted women and then doubled down,” Obama said in an interview on the “Steve Harvey Morning Show.”
The president added that the way Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, talks about women’s weight and looks “instead of the content of their character and their capabilities” means he “is not somebody that I want in the Oval Office.”
Let’s parse this:
somebody who basically insulted women
1. Why should women be insulted?
Alicia Machado does not represent me as an individual, much less as a woman.
The woman in question was under contractual obligation to remain in the same physical condition as she was when she got the job.
Alicia Machado went from 115 pounds to 170 pounds within a few months. At 5’7″ and 170lbs, she would be considered obese, and fighting obesity is a cause Michelle Obama has embraced.
2. You can argue that Trump “basically insulted” women but you can’t ignore the current rape allegations against Bill Clinton, and the Democrat presidential candidate’s role in suppressing and harassing the women who came forward.
talks about women’s weight and looks “instead of the content of their character and their capabilities”
So let’s look at the “content” of Alicia Machado’s character and capabilities:
Alicia Machado, after her term as Miss Universe,
By the way, what happened to the guy who first revealed the information on the christening party? He was killed while having lunch at a cafe prior to when he was scheduled to testify on the Beltrán Leyva case.
HOW’S THAT FOR “CONTENT OF HER CHARACTER,” OBAMA?
Which brings me to why this won’t get Hillary any Hispanic votes (other than Machado’s, who was granted U.S. citizenship earlier this year – how’s that for vetting?): A lot of Latinos follow celebrities, and Hillary couldn’t have found one more disreputable and generally disliked had she tried.
On the other hand, Alicia fits right in with the Clintons.
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Trump is stupid enough he’s still carping on the Machado woman. How did our great nation end up with the two most unsuitable candidates for POTUS out of a population of 320 million people?
Hugely popular singer Vicente Fernández (Chente to his fans), idol of the Mexican working class, momentarily suspended his retirement to take on a commission from the Clinton campaign to write a corrido for Hillary out of his devotion for her possibly large stipend, but who knows?
After taking to Chente’s musical director (wait, wasn’t Chente retired?) last week Chente’s songwriter was so inspired by Hillary that he adapted the song Los Mandados in half an hour, and, presto! here is the result, in full bloom and video production values:
“With all respect, today I make public my support of Mrs. Hillary Clinton. This is for defending my Mexican and Latin American brothers and sisters.”
Con todo respeto hoy he hecho pública mi simpatía hacia la Sra.Hillary linton.Esto por defender a mis hermanos mexicanos y latinoamericanos pic.twitter.com/9SfM6QZpBd
— Vicente Fernandez (@_VicenteFdez) September 21, 2016
I can’t wait for Chente’s youngest son, Alejandro, to follow suit, especially if he wears those tight trousers he favors.
I also wonder what Chente would say if, for instance, Bruce Springsteen made political videos favoring a Mexican presidential candidate.
In one of those happy coincidences, on the same day another video of celebrities endorsing Hillary was released. Like the Chente video, it preaches to the choir.
This is the most convincing ad for Trump I’ve ever seen. https://t.co/8rzZdxQOGc
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) September 21, 2016
Professor Robert George took the more serious view,
Well, I actually recognized one of these self-proclaimed famous people, and he is indeed a (standard issue) Hollywood liberal (Martin Sheen). So evidently this is not what I would otherwise have supposed it to be: a thinly veiled effort by Trump supporters to induce their man’s critics to vote for him by highlighting the elitism, narcissism, and self-importance of so many celebrities who favor Clinton. It is actually meant to be a pro-Clinton ad
I don’t know about you, but the prospect of Mark Ruffalo showing his private parts in a film does not fill me with desire, much less with desire to vote, and definitely not with desire to vote for Hillary. Maybe somebody ought to tell Hollywood writer/producer/director Joss Whedon (“Avengers,” “Firefly”) whose new super PAC, Save the Day, produced the video.
And no, I wouldn’t vote for Hillary even if Clive Owen showed up and asked me in person.
The death of Leni Riefenstahl has clearly left a great void.
Cross-posted at WoW! Magazine.
In Brazil, former president Lula is
saying criminal charges leveled against him are aimed at reversing gains made by working people under 13 years of rule by his leftist Workers’ Party.
. . .
Authorities said Mr. da Silva directed a “criminal orchestra” that skimmed $6.2 billion reais ($1.9 billion) from inflated contracts at Petróleo Brasileiro SA, funneling the money to the Workers’ Party and its allies to personally enrich themselves and to sway votes in Congress to keep a lock on power.
Lula says so because by now prosecutors labeled him the kingpin at the center of Brazil’s largest-ever corruption scandal, and things are not looking good.
Considering the amounts of money involved, the sheer volume of the corruption, and the length of time it lasted, it is amazing that Lula’s prosecution got this far. Lula’s probably the most amazed of all.
During a campaign event Wednesday for his wife Hillary Clinton, the 42nd president said Mr. Trump’s rallying cry to “Make America Great Again” is a racist dog whistle to white Southerners.
“That message where ‘I’ll give you America great again’ is if you’re a white Southerner, you know exactly what it means, don’t you?” Mr. Clintonsaid. “What it means is ‘I’ll give you an economy you had 50 years ago, and I’ll move you back up on the social totem pole and other people down.’”
Bill, who not only used the “Make America Great Again” when convenient, who forgets it was the Dems who filibustered the Civil Rights Act, and whose Clinton Foundation only spends 5.7% of its $92million budget on grants, is probably as astounded as Lula that his wife’s presidential campaign is not looking good.
What is not surprising is that, having run out of arguments, both characters are now in panic mode.
Is Hillary working for the Trump campaign? She’s given him a rallying cry and a theme song, for cryin’ out loud,
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!
Related: Remember the Incroyables?
Here’s the full Trump speech.
The Dems are worried enough by now they’re dragging up Jane Goodall comparing Trump to a chimpanzee,
She would know! https://t.co/3p9sG8zywR
— Kelli Daley (@Kelli_Daley) September 18, 2016
Yeah, that oughtta work! / sarc