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Colorado Alex (In Exile!)

Eleanor Clift doesn’t get it.

Clinton is the good student who got all A’s and then climbed every rung on the career ladder only to discover, again and again, that it’s not enough.

For 20 years—and a lot more if you go back to her days as an anti-war activist at Wellesley College—she has been working toward the presidency.

Oh man, she just doesn’t get it. This is why Hillary lost. Her entire life has been focused on this one damn goal. She’s like the girl in HS who gets all As, manipulates her way into the Student Council presidency, and sucks up to all the teachers, but looks down on her classmates. No one likes her, or trusts her.

Trump is many things, but we can believe that his decision to run was truly motivated by a love of this country. He doesn’t need to be President to know that he’s a success. He has a billion dollar business and four successful children to prove that. Serving as President is for him a final note on a life well lived. For Hillary, the Presidency was the sum of a life’s ambition. It was everything. And that is terrifying.

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I’m shocked, I tell ya

It turns out that when you publicly smear a presidential candidate and sign an open letter to the American public calling him a danger to this country, your services will probably not be required when he wins.

They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations who say, if called upon by President-elect Donald Trump, they stand ready to serve their country again.

But their phones aren’t ringing. Their entreaties to Trump Tower in New York have mostly gone unanswered. In Trump world, these establishment all-stars say they are “PNG” — personae non gratae.

Their transgression was signing one or both of two public “Never Trump” letters during the campaign, declaring they would not vote for Trump and calling his candidacy a danger to the nation.

They stand ready to serve their own interests.  They want back onto the public gravy train and are shocked that Trump isn’t like every other GOP member who bows down before the permanent Washington political class.  Get ready to wait a long while, guys.

“It’s hostile,” said this person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of further retribution. “It’s not just that we’re frozen out. . . . I was told they said there was an enemies list.”

When you call a candidate a danger to national security and publicly denounce him… you make yourself an enemy.  Why would Trump want them?  Their vaunted expertise?  These assholes are the same ones who screwed up US foreign policy for eight years under Bush, and they’re friends with the ones who screwed it up for eight more under Obama.  Trump can do better.

 

Sunday Night Song

The Spirit of the Season

Remember, it’s about giving.

Hopefully everyone gets what they deserve.

Something for a quiet Sunday night…

Debate #2

Trump won, neutralized the attack against him based on the video, and landed some good blows.  All the right folks are of course horrified by his comments about a special prosecutor.  It’s not a decent into fascism to prosecute your opponent if they have actually committed crimes, which Hillary has.  Mishandling classified material, destroying evidence that had been subpoenaed, those are things that should be prosecuted.  If we want to talk about whether or not the US is a banana republic, let’s consider how the FBI whitewashed the whole investigation, and provided legal immunity to all of Clinton’s co-conspirators without getting anything in return.  Let’s discuss the use of the FBI and IRS to harass conservatives.  Using the organs of the state to attack your political opponents, and to protect your friends from facing justice… those are what corrupt our political system.

The Trump Speech I want to hear.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m an asshole. To anyone who has paid attention in the past twenty years, this should come as no surprise.  You all knew this when I started this campaign. But I didn’t decide to run for President to be a milksop, or a nice guy.  I decided to run because I saw decent hardworking Americans getting screwed by the establishment.  The blue collar workers who see their jobs shipped overseas, the white collar workers who see their replacements shipped in from other countries.  The poor blacks and hispanics whose neighborhoods are overrun with criminals exported by Mexico and South and Central America.  And all those who watched their sons and daughters raise their right hands and swear to support and defend the constitution, only to turn on the TV and watch the world ignite thanks to the incompetence and stupidity of the globalist in power.

I may not be a role model for young women, but I raised two beautiful, intelligent, successful daughters who damn well should be role models, and who are far more deserving of that title than my opponent will ever be.  And I’m not corrupt, while my opponent is. So America, this is your choice. You can choose the vulgar jerk who has built buildings, employed workers, and made New York City a better place, and who knows how to get things done. Or you can vote for a corrupt career politician who, by her own admission, has spent the past thirty years cultivating power by protecting worse men than me. Who has corrupted every institution that she has touched, from the White House Travel Office to the IRS to the FBI. Who left four Americans to die in a foreign city and then lied to you about her responsibility. And who blatantly undermined the very notion of accountability with her private email server. Honest government, or public corruption: that’s your choice America.”

Workout September 29

Squats

Warmup 1×5 @ 150

5×5 @ 225

Overhead Press

Warmup 1×5 @ 95

5×4 @ 140

Deadlift

Warm up 1×5 @ 150, 1×5 @ 240

1×3 @ 325

Longmire

Watching Longmire, Season 5 on Netflix.  I like this show.  I like it a lot.

 

I like it even more when it has Katie Sackhoff in black underwear twirling a lasso.

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