Tag: Cruz

An Eyewitness COVID Report from Florida

 

Universal mask-wearing and social distancing.  And no lockdown in sight. Not being a elected public official from Texas, my spouse and enjoyed a nice trip to Florida sans doxxing and media, where we were grateful for warm weather; we’re blessed to have escaped to a decent (not spectacular) resort on short notice and traversed south via car just ahead of snow and ice storms that seem to have gripped most of the country and even parts of northern Mexico (not Cancun, apparently).

I had heard and read conflicting things about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ management of the COVID crisis – he never executed a lockdown of the state – or on citizens’ behaviors. A quick internet search is replete with endless excoriation of Florida’s handling of the virus and vaccine distribution, despite nearly 50 percent of the state’s seniors being vaccinated. I’d also heard that Floridians and especially workers were flaunting CDC safety standards, with crowded bars and limited masks. Some idiot dressed as the grim reaper has been spotted with media in tow along some of Florida’s beaches.

Were people actually wearing masks? Social distancing? Were retailers and other companies taking precautions? We know people and friends who‘ve been afflicted with COVID and lost loved ones. We grieve with them, along with 511,000 Americans who have also been lost to the China virus.

In a recap of the 2018 midterm elections, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer the expanded Republican majority in the U.S. Senate after four incumbent Democrats were defeated.  They also wince as Democrats comfortably take back the House majority.  And they look at the surprising GOP wins and disappointing losses in the governor’s races.

Big D said “Lion Ted,” Not “Lyin’ Ted”

 

The corrupt, phony media intentionally misrepresented how President Donald J. Trump referred to Senator Ted Cruz in the 2016 debates for the Republican nomination. I listened to the debate audio a number of times, then loaded it on my audio analysis decoder, which came standard on my Commodore VIC-20. The results?

Big D clearly said “Lion Ted,” which is an honorific bestowed on political giants in the US Senate who have either killed an innocent woman (Ted Kennedy) or single-handedly derailed the repeal of Obamacare (John McCain).

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Spare a kind thought for Ted Cruz?   His effort a little over three years ago to defund Obamacare before full implementation was heavily criticized by many Republican politicians and conservative pundits as a futile exercise.   The GOP, controlling only the House of Representatives, was powerless to stop Obamacare.   However, it was asserted, if the GOP won […]

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Last night’s debate on health care had Senator Sanders repeatedly asking Senator Cruz about health care as a fundamental “right”.  Cruz didn’t seem to have a good answer for this, and Sanders kept jabbing at him with it.  Cruz went into automatic Constitution Mode, but never seemed to actually answer the question. It seems to […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud House Republicans and Democrats for an overwhelming vote condemning the UN resolution against Israel.  They also groan as the Trump transition and Gen. James Mattis butt heads over who should fill top Pentagon positions.  And they get a kick out of news that former Bush operative Matthew Dowd is thinking of running against Ted Cruz in 2018.

Remaining #NeverTrumpers Now Officially More Catholic than the Pope

 

This week in a lengthy statement posted on Facebook, Senator Ted Cruz (in the charming locution used by Laura Ingraham at the Republican National Convention) put on his big boy pants and endorsed the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, for President. Cruz thereby undermined the remnants of the #NeverTrump movement whose adherents continue to oppose Donald Trump and argue that they are supporting conservative principles while doing so.

Cruz avowed that his reasons for endorsing Trump were twofold. The first reason was that he had made a pledge which he felt obliged to keep. That’s all well and good.

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If DT suffers a heart attack, stroke, etc., and CANNOT continue as the Republican nominee, does Cruz become the nominee, as the one with the next highest delegate count? Same question applied to HRC—does Sanders become the nominee of the Democrats? Has this situation ever occurred?  Preview Open

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As part of another project, I’ve compiled county-level socio-economic data for the American West (the 12 mainland states on or westward of the Rocky Mountain line). This includes things like employment levels, per capita income sources, ethnic mix and religious affiliation, derived from the US Census, Bureau of Economic Affairs, and the Association of Religion […]

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One of my favorite political quotes comes, oddly enough, from the far left, “If you agree with me on nine out of twelve issues, vote for me. If you agree with me on twelve out of twelve issues, see a psychiatrist.” – Ed Koch. It was in the spirit of Koch’s flip comment that I […]

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Max has shown that he has the ability to put in code that would automatically redact posts and comments that used certain language and substitute other language, such as [Redacted].Given the heat of this political season, I would like to suggest that we do so when candidate names come up. Any mention of Trump could […]

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There’s a lot that can still happen but holding everything else equal it looks likely that Trump will win the nomination. This isn’t good news for me because this will be the first time in my life when I would probably not vote for the republican candidate for president. I’ve had philosophical differences with McCain […]

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Those of you who are interested in advancing the cause of conservatism or in defeating Hillary Clinton may be wondering whether you can do anything to help with those goals right now, in our current disrupted political landscape. Donald Trump’s recent victory in New York threatens not only the prospects of anyone who is opposed […]

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Wait, So Now Wyoming Cheated Too?

 

wyomingI just found out that some Trump supporters are also claiming that the Wyoming caucuses were unfair.

I attended the district (4-9) and county (Laramie) level caucuses. At the district caucus, I was elected to be a delegate to the county convention. At the county convention, I was elected to be an alternate delegate to the state convention. I did not attend the state convention due to a blizzard.

At each level which I attended, there were elections for delegates. At each level, the support for Ted Cruz was overwhelming. It was not even close.

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Trump’s support is from a loud, obnoxious and generally unthinking minority of about one-third of those claiming to be Republicans.The other two-thirds don’t like Trump, don’t want Trump and generally, I suspect, detest Trump as an ignorant, lying, con-man. Why do the Trump fans support him when it is clear Trump would lose big in […]

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SELL FREEDOM. Any American citizen over the age of 18 shall have the right to freely contract with any other party for any product or service for which they reach mutually agreement. In so doing, however, both parties must explicitly waive all regulatory or legal relief or recourse save for whatever is specified in their contract. […]

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Ted Cruz was ‘disinvited’ from speaking at an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Bronx, NY because 4th graders wrote a letter to their principal. This is on Redstate—the title, “The true meaning of “special little snowflake” and why it should matter to you as a citizen…” (I can’t link on my tablet!). Preview Open

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