Hi, all. Have the carpet guy coming on Wednesday to replace all the carpet, which means I’ve been disassembling and moving heavy furniture all week and all weekend, the upshot of which has left me quite sore and — at nights — quite tired, to the point that a couple beers knock me out cold on one the couches I still have to move, which sits atop the old carpet I still have to tear out.
We also had our new house walk-through on Friday, which involved my wife and me putting blue dot stickers on about a thousand spots around the inside and outside of the dwelling. We close a week from tomorrow, after which I have to rip up carpet, vinyl, and wood flooring that afternoon and evening to ready the new place for a crew to come in on the 27th to lay the new hardwood, the heated flooring, andenc
Still, none of this has kept me from following the various odious actions of the leftists who are going to bring about their own demise unless they re-think their strategies.
To wit: as I noted on Twitter over the weekend, those conservatives who weren’t really sold on Perry and had already ruled out Bush, Christie, Romney, et al., as viable candidates — and so maybe were inclined to stay home in 2016 — will now likely rally around him as a victim of abuse of power and what should be criminalized lawfare. Too, his presence in the national media over this shows up not only the willingness of the left to use show trials as a political tool with real liberty and sovereignty-troubling consequences– which should frighten every last one of us, particularly those of us with a knowledge of how the Soviets operated — but it also lends itself to speculation that the tactic may reach higher than the unethical blunderings of some routinely drunk DA in Travis County: Perry has been defying Obama with respect to the border and has made it clear he has Texas’ interests at heart; and we know Obama can’t stand to be shown up and has thinner skin than a translucent premie.
My own take is that Perry will benefit politically from this — though I tend not to care much about those sorts of things so much as using his “indictment” to point out the absolute lawlessness (and willingness to engage in it), given cover by the veneer of law enforcement in Travis County and its DA’s office, that lies at the heart of the liberal fascist playbook.
This was, in my estimation, a grave miscalculation. And the fact that many on the left are distancing themselves from it — if only because they, too, reckon it to be a poor play (not out of any ethical considerations; these are leftists, after all) — tends to support my belief.
Secondly: I haven’t been around to comment much on Ferguson, but yet again we’re finding that the story of an aggrieved innocent shot by a racist cop — in the back, no less — for the crime of walking while black, is crumbling. The race hustlers and liberal cheerleaders for the “social action” of looting — because hey, speed bumps, you know — have crawled all over themselves to make arguments that are, to the vast majority of those keeping up with the story, I suspect, quite unpersuasive. Additionally, the news media’s “coverage” — which has been a performative in how to keep ratings high by injecting oneself into the story and actually driving much of the conflagration (or at least, prolonging it and increasing the severity) — is turning off a lot of people.
I think the ethnic grievance industry, between what’s happening with “comprehensive immigration reform” and now this shooting in MO that seems to be trending toward the police’s own narrative of events (and let’s face it: I’ve been very tough on the police at times; but that doesn’t mean an innocent cop doing his job, if that turns out to be the case, must become a symbolic scapegoat, thrown to the mob for the “greater good”), is going to be weakened by these hamfisted oversteps. Risk-averse businesses will of course continue to grant them special dispensation; but the American people are growing weary of being told they are part of a racist and segregated country, as if we were all living in Bull Connor’s America in the 60s.
We had a (disastrous) change of government over war-weariness and an attempt to be seen as racially inclusive; I think the pendulum swing that’s coming is going to shock progressives, whose influence has always been outsized and aided by a media that the American people no longer trust.
I hope I’m right.
In the meantime, I support Perry, denounce the calls for the “death” of the policeman in MO, and will look at pols of both parties to see how they react to each of these stories. The GOP establishment had better begin speaking up for Perry; because the more politically savvy leftists are already taking the lead there.
I’ll try to put up a few more posts today, but my wife is away on business, Satch is at school, so it’s just me and Tanner right now. And I have to move a gun safe and a number of firearms down to the basement alone today.
— or at least, I would, if I hadn’t lost all of my firearms and accessories in that tragic boating accident a year or so back.