Archive for May, 2015

meeting of the minds

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Well, this is… a confluence of … one flavor of insane meeting with another flavor of insane.

Warning of a coming race war, talk-radio host Michael Savage, appearing as a guest on Alex Jones “Infowars” program Monday, said President Obama would deputize and arm gang members such as the “Crips and the Bloods” to keep order in American streets.

“Remember my last book, ‘Stop the Coming Civil War’? Guess what. It started,” said Savage.

“Has there been a civil war? Yeah, it’s a slow-burning civil war. What do you think we are looking at here? It’s a race war. These are their shock troops, they don’t have the brown shirts yet, they don’t have the armbands, but soon Obama could deputize them. Isn’t that a natural army for him, Alex? Take the Crips and the Bloods, give them a green uniform and give them a weapon and they’ll keep order in the streets. Won’t they?”

Meanwhile, the actual Obama is in Portland today to talk up Nike, and getting some comments from candidate Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.  If you want to know why Bernie Sanders is running, it is so that when he makes comments there will be a news story about it.  It works about the Overton Window, in much the same way that we have something where high affiliate radio host Michael Savage nodding toward cult radio host Alex Jones doing the same.

contemplating 2 new entrants in the presidential derby

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Over under for Bernie Sanders.  Examining his “Liberty Union” party era voting totals.

United States Senate special election in Vermont, 1972
Bernie Sanders (Liberty Union) – 1,571 (2.2%)

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1972
Bernie Sanders (LU) – 2,175 (1.1%)

United States Senate election in Vermont, 1974
Bernie Sanders (LU) – 5,901 (4.13%)

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1976
Bernie Sanders (LU) – 11,317 (6.1%)

What states will he beat out the 6.1 percent thresh-hold?

I also note Carly Fiorina has thrown her hat in the ring.  In 2004, the Democrats — wanting to blunt the impact of Al Sharpton being in the race — brought in Carol Mosley Braun.  I wonder if the Republicans urged Carly Fiorina in for some gender political purposes in getting some attacks against Hillary Clinton out that would no suffice from a man.

Also, should be “in it to win it” — so to speak — can we please get a reprise of the “Demon Sheep” ad she ran to win the Republican nomination for California governor — maybe have a whole zoo full of demon animals for each of her opponents?