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‘Coming Soon to Your Local School: Meatless Monday’ (2014)

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Works great, if you’re a caterpillar

See, this is why I keep telling you not to let Democrats get back into power, ever–because they’re liberals, they’re leftids, and they just can’t keep their hot little hands off even the most minute nuances of other people’s lives.

Like this effort, courtesy of the Obama administration, to turn America’s children into vegetarians. Like it was any of their business!

https://leeduigon.com/2014/09/10/coming-soon-to-your-school-meatless-monday/

Believe it, folks–with liberals/Democrats in power, nothing is safe. There truly is no aspect of your life that they don’t want to interfere with.

We must start working now to crush them in the 2020 election.

And to everyone who voted for one of these varmints this year–shame on you!


Pre-Election Post-Election Thoughts

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As you read this, I’m probably behind the wheel of my car, trying to find the doctor’s cunningly-concealed office so my wife can begin to have her tests. Remember, we couldn’t find it last week: Mapquest gave us a bum steer.

Anyway, I’m typing this yesterday so it will appear here today, and that makes it hard for me to say anything wise, let alone coherent, about our recently-concluded midterm elections. Despite heavy, nasty rains, my local polling place had a rather high turnout–which struck me as unusual. Like, our town’s evil Democrats are running unopposed, so why all the excitement? We do have a senatorial race, but this benighted state of New Jersey hasn’t had a Republican senator since I was a kid in college.

Looming up in the background, still some distance off, is this year’s Supreme Court decision that unions can no longer suck money out of their members’ paychecks for use in politics. This practice is how the teachers’ union came to own New Jersey. Watch what happens to liberalism once people are no longer forced to contribute money to Democrat political campaigns.

Point 2: Regardless of the outcome of the election, the chief enabler of Far Left Crazy is our hideously overpriced public education system, which indoctrinates whole generations into socialism, sexual hyperactivity, hatred of America, racism of the anti-white variety, and anti-Christianity. Stop funding public schools and colleges, and they’ll have to stop funding and cultivating Far Left Crazy.

Christian children belong in Christian schools, either at home or somewhere around the block. Stop letting people who hate you “educate” your children.

Unless you like what they’re teaching them.

P.S.–Confound it!!! Phone call after phone call, distraction after distraction–and naturally I wind up posting tomorrow’s post today, and wasting time… &%$#&@!


My Predictions for Tomorrow

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It’s hard to make predictions when you don’t have reliable information, and that’s exactly what I don’t have. “Journalists” don’t provide it anymore, and we’re certainly not going to get it from our political parties. So all I can go by is what I see:

*Both parties are acting like they’re terrified of losing and think there’s a damned good chance of it. So they oversell everything.

*Both parties seem to be preparing assorted excuses for losing.

*Both parties clearly are trying to scare their voters into going to the polls, shelling out money, etc. I am already scared of Democrats and don’t need prodding. What I do need is facts. But you can’t even buy facts anymore.

Muddying the waters further, the Democrats have gone from proposing bad public policy to offering policy recommendations that are downright outre. Fantastic. “Open borders”–really? Repeal the tax cuts–what? Do they really think those bizarre ideas appeal to anyone who’s halfway normal?

But every time I go to check the nooze, it’s Blue Wave, we’re sunk, they’re gonna win, and get rid of the president, and then it gets really nasty…

So I don’t know what to predict. In June of 2016, right here on this blog, I predicted Donald Trump would be our next president. I think I might’ve been the only one. But that’s what the information I had was telling me.

For tomorrow’s election, I have no information.


‘”White Privilege Tax”: Are Liberals Retarded?’ (2015)

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These white people wouldn’t have to pay it.

This was only a joke, three years.

Put Democrats in power, and see how long it stays a joke.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/07/21/white-privilege-tax-are-liberals-retarded/

Sorry to mention it again: but the vote is tomorrow, and those people have got to be crushed. Hopefully for good.


A Chip Off the Old Block

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Good grief. I just caught myself duplicating one of my mother’s mannerisms–and I mean to a T.

Ma was very hep to politics and culture, and had absolutely no patience with Cherished Minorities and their sponsors–especially when they tried to come over all precious and sweet. Reading their comments from a newspaper article, or repeating something she’d heard in a nooze broadcast, Ma ascribed to these characters a high-pitched, heavily lisping, garbled delivery.

I just realized I do that. Yup, was doing it just now. Just the way she did it.

Well, Ma, I’m carrying on your work as best I can. I really don’t mind being a chip off your old block.


Whom Do Our Representatives Represent?

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Let me put on my cap and gown and be Mr. Political Science for a few minutes.

It used to be a truism that all politics is ultimately local. Only now it looks like all local politics is ultimately national.

Originally U.S. Senators were appointed by the legislatures of their respective states, to represent their states in Congress. But when the 17th Amendment changed that, making senators elected by direct popular vote, it opened the door for the whole nature of the Senate to change.

Senators no longer represent their states. They represent the nationwide special interests–like teachers’ unions, for instance–whose contributions finance their election. Besides securing pork barrel projects for their states from time to time, U.S. Senators have very little to do with the people who voted for them.

What we see today is national political organizations pouring cascades of money into states to elect their favorite candidates. This money comes from out of state: the nearly $30 million, for instance, that Nancy Pelosi–from California–funneled into the West Virginia Senate race. To Joe Manchin, the Democrat. Who will, if elected, continue to represent the national interests of the Democrat Party.

When they’re not pouring out-of-state money into an election, the special interests are providing, free of charge, consultants and “volunteers.” Often they provide those along with the boxcar-loads of money.

They finally made it illegal to accept campaign contributions from foreign donors. Duh–why did they even have to discuss that? Now something ought to be done about deciding state elections with out-of-state money.

Because, you see, it’s undermining our federal republic. Our elected representatives aren’t representing us anymore. They represent the big fat cats who pay their bills and get them into office. Political parties, unions, foundations–our representatives don’t have time for us, whom they are supposed to represent. Only around election time do they remember we exist.

We need to find some ways to jog their memories.


One of Our Idiots Is Missing

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Has anybody seen David Hogg lately? The Democrats’ teen idol, at the start of this summer, was all over the place like fruit flies.

It was a prediction you didn’t need a crystal ball to make. Elevated to national prominence with dazzling speed, the teenage nasty became the Dems’ anti-Second Amendment poster boy. And no one, but no one, was allowed to criticize him… ’cause that would make you a bully. Never mind that he mocked and cursed his own parents in front of TV cameras. He was a survivor of the Parkland Shooting! And we all know by now, don’t we, that Anointed Survivors–anointed by liberals, that is–are sacrosanct.

But then, in August, Little Mr. Nastyface started to bite the hand that fed him. He called for age limits on politicians, mocked Grande Dame Nancy Pelosi for being “old,” and lamented that “Older Dems just won’t move the f*** off the plate” (always very hard for him to construct a sentence without the f-bomb: one of his endearing traits) (https://leeduigon.com/2018/08/28/dems-teen-wiz-kid-bashes-old-folks/).

In September, sharing a podium with veteran gasbag Michael Moore, the idiot Hogg called upon Canadian citizens to vote for Democrats in America’s elections next month. When it was whispered into his shell-like ear that Canadians can’t vote in our elections, he hit upon the idea of asking Canadians to donate to Democrat candidates. That, too, is illegal. Moore had to take over the microphone before Hogg dug their hole any deeper.

Well, let’s see. Other than being a boorish, ignorant little gitt, for a little while there David Hogg was solid gold. But then he did a Cindy Sheehan–remember Mother Sheehan? When she snapped at the Clintons’ ankles, she, too, became invisible–and that, it seems, was the end of him. Sigh: he coulda been a contender.

Amazing how fast some of these media mahdis come and go…

P.S.–I have been unable to confirm rumors that Groundhog Day is going to be replaced by Hogg-Hog Day: David Hogg comes out from wherever he is and if he drops an f-bomb, we get two more weeks of winter.


Rand Paul: Tone Down the Crazy Rhetoric

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Senator Rand Paul has warned that today’s increasingly heated rhetoric, the vast majority of it provided by Democrats, could lead to violence–maybe even assassinations.

Ya think?

“I really worry that someone is going to be killed,” Paul said, in a recent radio broadcast (https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/410610-rand-paul-on-political-climate-i-really-worry-that-someone-is-going-to-be). By “ratcheting up the conversation,” he said, “unstable people” may be incited to commit murder.

In 2017 a manic liberal tried to shoot down a whole group of Republican legislators at a baseball practice, and very nearly killed Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana. “This is for health care!” explained the shooter.

Think of the throng of enraged Democrats pounding and clawing at the Supreme Court’s door while Justice Brett Kavanagh was being sworn in this weekend. What would have happened, had they been able to break down the door?

But that’s how the Democrat Party wants our country to be run from now on.

If you have to dig a tunnel to the polls this year, so you can vote against every Democrat on the ballot… do it.


Hillary Urges More Un-Civility

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Let’s see, now… Democrats shoot Republicans when they’re playing baseball, chase them out of restaurants, publish their personal information so any domestic terrorist can get at them at home, demand that all America instantly believe any and all unsupported allegations made against Republicans–

And Hillary Clinton counsels them, “Hey, no more Mr. Nice Guy!”

And “civility” can only be practiced, she says, after Democrats regain control of the government (https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/09/politics/hillary-clinton-civility-congress-cnntv/index.html).

Well, gee, at least one Democrat tried to kill Republicans. And who knows what they would have done to Brett Kavangh, had they been able to break down the Supreme Court’s doors: which they tried to do.

Would wholesale murder of Republicans satisfy Hillary? Or would Dems have to burn their victims’ bones as well?

This monster was almost president. And don’t be too surprised if she tries again in 2020. All she has to do is rack up 20 or 30 points against a scrambling mob of lilliputian Democrat presidential wannabes, none of whom will get more than 5 to 10 percent of the vote.

But wow, you could’ve fooled me. I thought the Dems got rid of civility sometime in the 1980s and haven’t touched it since.


Another Warning from History

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Thucydides–we ought to listen to him.

I gather from reading Thucydides’ history of the Peloponnesian War, in which he participated personally as a general of Athens, that the one thing, more than any other, that destroyed Athens’ primitive democracy was hysteria. A perfect storm of politics, personality clashes, and sheer irrational decision-making moved the Athenians, just when they had gained the upper hand against the Spartans, to declare war on Syracuse–for no good reason!–the most populous and best-defended city in the ancient Greek world.

The Athenian fleet and army, commanded by the one general, Nicias, who opposed the scheme–his political enemies put him in charge to punish him–went to Sicily and tried to conquer Syracuse by siege. The result was Athens’ entire army wiped out or captured, and the loss of the war to Sparta. The victors abolished Athens’ form of government, erased the Athenian leadership, and saw to it that Athens never rose again.

It makes for rather grim reading.

Knowing their history, our country’s founders chose not to give America a democracy, but rather a republic, a more stable form of government. But even a republic must be carefully maintained if it is to survive: and in our case, many of our leaders seem to think the United States is an Athenian-style “democracy,” and act accordingly.

And so hysteria, just as it did in Athens long ago, is gaining the upper hand.

There are no compelling reasons not to confirm Brett Kavanagh’s appointment to the Supreme Court. What we have, instead, is a lust for power among Democrats, who have long used the Court as a way to impose their will on America–think abortion, and “gay marriage”–via innovations that never had enough public support to be legislated in the ordinary way.

And as anyone can see who follows the news, their chief weapon in this power struggle is hysteria. They are more than willing to circumvent, or even destroy, such obstacles as presumption of innocence, the requirement of actual evidence to sustain an accusation, and ordinary decency–anything to get their way.

Now it has come down to this: Kavanagh must be confirmed by the Republican majority in the Senate, if these tactics are not to prevail and become the whole new way of deciding public policy in America.

This controversy has become our Syracuse.

The Senate Republicans must overcome their habitual cowardice and stand up for the rule of law against the rule of hysteria.

We’ll be in terrible trouble if they don’t.


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