Tuesday, 15 September 2015

In Passing

Crony Capitalists ‘‘Endorse’’ Trump?


...A key group of business leaders is pretty clear about who they think will come out on top, according to the latest CNBC Global CFO Council survey.

The CFO Council represents some of the largest public and private companies in the world and collectively manages more than $2 trillion in market capitalization across a wide variety of sectors.  Of the 34 council members, 19 (or 56 percent) of the council responded to this quarter’s survey.

More than 72 percent of members of the council surveyed earlier this month say Jeb Bush will in fact win the Republican nomination.
That was June.  Now, three months later, there’s this:
Wall Street is growing increasingly terrified that Donald Trump — once viewed as an amusing summertime distraction — could actually win the Republican nomination for president.
The industry began this election cycle confident that a GOP candidate like Bush would win, and offer some reprieve from populist anger.
Bush?  Reduce ‘‘populist anger?’’  Really?

Trump:  Making all the right people nervous, one at a time...

Daily Pundit:  Nobody I Know Voted For….Trump?
Ace of Spades HQ:  Wall Streeters Beginning to Panic...
I hope they are panicking.  They are liberal Democrats, and aggressive ones, who despise conservatives, but rely on conservatives to protect them from liberal Democrat tax policies, which for some reason, we do.
Ed Driscoll:  President Goldman Sachs Hardest Hit

HT:  CNBC via Ace’s sidebar

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Saturday, 29 August 2015


Clipfile - August 29, 2015

‘‘One problem with rewarding the lesser of two evils is that the lesser doesn’t learn that it is evil.’’
- ‘‘anamax,’’ commenting at Instapundit

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Sunday, 16 August 2015


Clipfile - August 16, 2015

‘‘The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives.  The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes.  The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected’’ - G.K. Chesterton

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Sunday, 12 July 2015


Clipfile - July 12, 2015

‘‘Where do we stop?  We stop when we stop offending liberals/progressives, of course.  The fact that there is no stopping point with these microaggression-paranoid, politically correct totalitarians doesn’t matter.  We don’t stop altering our "offensive” ways of life and accoutrements until they say so.’’

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Friday, 10 July 2015

In Passing

Political Illegitimacy

‘rdbrewer,’ in the Ace sidebar:

In 15th century England, Courts of Chancery developed when people became unsatisfied with remedies found in increasingly rigid and corrupt common-law courts.  They petitioned the king, and Chancery Courts were created.  Similarly, we are in a position of needing a new court devoted exclusively to public corruption, because when the Department of Justice will not investigate or prosecute the most heinous public corruption--and, indeed, when they’re in on it--there must be another place to turn: another investigative agency, another court.  This banana republic reduction in political legitimacy in America cannot be allowed to stand.

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

In Passing

The Enemy of my Allies

David French:

...the defeated South... soon supplied the newly reunified nation with many of its greatest warriors — men who were indispensable in preserving our democracy against the existential threats of fascism and communism.

One never-acknowledged reason the American left hates the American South.

Via:  Mike

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Saturday, 13 June 2015


Ol’ Saul told us how to do it...

Yes, LET’S Discuss Race. Let’s Discuss It A LOT.  Dept
‘‘CDR_M’’ at Ace:
If I can be whatever gender I want to say I am, why can’t I be whatever race I want to be?  This could come in handy for my kids to nab some scholarships.
I say go for it.  In fact, I think a good start would be for every white male college student to change his registration to black female, and then threaten to litigate if their university won’t accept it.  Ask them, ‘‘If I’m not black enough for you, what is?’’  Press for explicit definitions: Make ’em pick and choose, and then force them to defend their choices.  (If race and gender are ‘‘social constructs,’’ how can you judge?)

(Oh, and consider a simultaneous transgendering from gay male to gay female for additional amusement (and prizes!).)

All would take is a bit of that Evil Conservative Money to hire some of those newly-minted (and not-so-newly-) unemployed JDs, and they’ll be tied up in knots until kingdom come!

Anybody want to start a foundation?

LATER (150816!):
Bookworm offers a how-to:
The coming perfect storm on American college campuses

...the accused ex-boyfriend claims that the charge against him cannot possibly be true... [because] during the time he was dating his accuser, his gender identity was feminine.  Not only was his gender identity feminine, it was also lesbian — and to the extent his appearance on campus was externally masculine, he behaved that way because he had discovered that he had much greater sexual success as a lesbian (with sexual success defined as encounters with other women) when those same women believed he was a man.  He knew, however, at all relevant times, that he was a lesbian having sex with the woman now hiding behind a screen and accusing him of the heteronormative crime of rape.

Not only does the accused ex-lesbian boyfriend deny the charges against him, he counterattacks.  ...The so-called ‘‘victim,’’ has caused him deep emotional distress.  She is therefore guilty of microaggressions directed at (1) lesbians, (2) women, and (3) gender fluid individuals.  Moreover, the administrative tribunal itself is a triggering factor that has caused him to relive... the horrors of a childhood with religious conservative parents who insisted that men are men, women are women, and that marriage can be only between one man and one woman.

Because of these appalling microaggressions and triggering events, the manifestly innocent ex-lesbian boyfriend... plans to... file a suit against the University and his accuser alleging discrimination, sexual harassment, gender bias, emotional distress, and all other claims necessary to compensate him for the terrible emotional wrongs committed against him.
Where’s the popcorn?

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Friday, 12 June 2015


Clipfile - June 12, 2015

‘‘The sad truth, I am afraid, is that self-consciously ‘literary’ writers do not write to be read; they write to impress the critics, and if their ambitions are particularly lofty, to have their books made required reading for hapless English majors.’’ - Tom Simon

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Wednesday, 10 June 2015


Clipfile - June 10, 2015

‘‘It’s harder to laugh when you’re scared, and much of the left is terrified.  They know that an inappropriate chuckle, the wrong tweet, or last year’s term for an aggrieved minority can lessen their standing with progressive peers, if not get them fired from a job.  Lefties also have turned the negative of humorlessness into the positive of moral superiority.  Sniffing ‘That’s not funny!’ at an inoffensive Caitlyn Jenner joke signals that you are more evolved than the average cis-het-white-oppressor.  The same people who laughed at Dana Carvey’s ‘Church Lady’ now aspire to be her.’’ - Jon Gabriel

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Friday, 05 June 2015

The Press

No one should be the *least* surprised

Fixed It For You  Dept

If the [New York] Times is found to have deliberately lied to cover up liberal bias -- this is going to be huge. Z-z-z-z-z-z-z.

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