Sunday, 28 February 2016

Illiberal Limericks 9

Now, maybe you've read of old Samson,
Who was strong as a lion and then some,
Until shorn of his mane,
In the enemy's chain,
He toppled them pillar and transom!

In times modern another great hero,
Rose up who never could fear know;
But with one condition:
He must show no contrition,
Or his destiny soon would be zero.

For pride was the Trump's pride and glory,
And therefore that certain word "sorry"
Must his lexicon banish,
Or the voters would vanish
And that would be end of story.

His fame far and wide was enormous,
And his exploits on the experts still warm us:
Oh, the Fox still Ailes
Since he lit up their tails,
And taught 'em what a real firestorm was!

True, he made some Republicans bristle,
Who said his trumpet was just a dog whistle,
With a pitch so extreme
It caused them to scream:
To their careers it was so prejudicial!

He fought many a treacherous pagan,
Who professed the religion of Reagan;
But of all their spews,
The most damnable ruse,
Was a certain Dalaila called Megyn.

She looked coy and demure and endearing,
But at heart she was haughty and sneering;
Then into her lair
Came the hero with hair,
In his prime and in for a prime-time shearing.

But unlike that Hebrew so eyeless,
Our hero proved never so guileless,
As the Philistines jeered
The lion up-reared
And the blood flowed, including Dalaila's!

Now despite the establishment's fears,
His day of sweet victory nears;
And if they tear out his "ayes,"
Before he'll apologize
He'll pull the temple down obout their ears!

Sunday, 21 February 2016

The Definitive Mr. Trump


 (Conservative's Version)

Definition of trump

  1. 1a  :  a card of a suit any of whose cards will win over a card that is not of this suit —called also trump cardb  :  the suit whose cards are trumps for a particular hand —often used in plural
  2. 2:  a decisive overriding factor or final resource —called also trump card
  3. 3:  a dependable and exemplary person


     (Jeb Bush version)

    • : to beat (another card) by playing a card from the suit that beats the other suits : to play a trump card to beat (another card)
    • : to do better than (someone or something) in a contest, competition, etc.
    • : to be more important than (something)



     (RNC version)
    noun \ˈtrəmp\

      2:  a sound of or as if of trumpeting: "trump of doom";

From  Merriam Webster

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Lie of the Week


"In Defense of Trump, Some Point (Wrongly) to Vatican Walls."  The NYT story goes on to say "Some of the walls in Vatican City were built in the ninth century by Pope Leo IV in an attempt to protect it from attacks by pirates and other marauders, historians said."  The source for the article is a Georgetown (Catholic) historian, who asserts that the walls do not entirely enclose the city state.

Truth: The main wall of the Vatican was built in response to enemy incursions, and Muslim incursions to boot! : "The Leonine Wall, which defines the Leonine City, was constructed by Pope Leo IV following the sacking by Muslim raiders of Old St. Peter's Basilica in 846. Built from 848 to 852 as the only extension ever made to the walls of Rome, this three-kilometre wall completely encircled the Vatican Hill for the first time in its history." - wiki
The main argument supporting Trump can be found here.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Of Hate Speech and Speech Hate

“In the words of one writer, ‘in the absence of hard guidelines (which is the way the Trudeau government generally likes it, the better to keep the citizenry on its toes), people are left to explore the boundaries of their own bravery.’ ” 

OK, the actual quote refers to Putin, not Trudeau - but if it had been Trudeau, would anyone care? The article is out of the Washington Post, whose concern for free speech was noticeably absent during recent censorship outrages by the Merkel government, which was hailed in the headline for "springing into action" against Germans speaking out against the insane migrant mess: "Donald Trump may be testing the boundaries of tolerance on the U.S. campaign trail. But here in Germany, the government is effectively enforcing civility, taking aim at a surge of hate speech against refugees and Muslims."  Though the WaPo report plays cute with what even consitutes "hate speech," and runs the usual phony cautions about "critics," its tone is decedely supportive of the old witch and her digital witch hunt. Nice touch, too, that smearing inclusion of Trump! The boundaries of tolerance? I always thought he was testing the tolerance of boundaries - bewteen the US and Mexico, that is, and now, too, between America and Islam. To no one's surprise except the Jewish media's, it turns out to be very high indeed. 
       Putin's priorites are obviously at variance with those of WaPo, but let's never for a moment fall for the lie that either has any real regard for personal liberty. It's just that Vlad is so much more honest about his than the WaPo hypocrites.

Sunday, 7 February 2016


A new wind bids fair to lift the old world's mist,
A force of once disparate elements:
A Christian, Rightist, Universalist,
and Secularist Alliance for the Defence
of Europe, born of recent dire events,
Its mystic mark a cross inside a circle,
And dedicated to these four intents:
No Marxists, migrants, Muslims, and no Merkel!
(All that's left is to find a name designed to irk all.)