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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Unhappy with the 21st Century? File a Lawsuit

Back in 2004, or so, while I was at the US Embassy in Jakarta, we would get a lot of demonstrations outside our gates. These were big affairs, usually after Friday prayers, with thousands of angry people hurling rocks, bottles, and, to steal from Monty Python, "insults in our general direction." They would place themselves near our double-plus-good walls, mill around with angry signs bearing various accusatory slogans, recite some chants over their bullhorns, and then, after a bit, they would melt away: the traffic would resume, the food vendors would come back, and the visa lines would reform--the protestors, it seemed, had left no more mark than one would, to steal from Bolivar, after "plowing the sea."

"To plow the sea." I always loved Simon Bolivar's evaluation of his life as a revolutionary in Latin America. It conjures up the sense of futility he felt in the waning days of his life as he saw his vision of a united Latin America fall apart under the hammer blows of corruption, egomaniacal generals, and endless war.

All of this came to me as I sat in a seemingly interminable meeting of our home owners' association, in which we "plowed the sea" with great vigor and determination. After two hours, I left to "plow the sea" of the internet with probably the same end result.

As I set about sharpening my plow for the soggy and futile task ahead, I found somebody even more of an insane plowman than I! Yes, I refer to the wild and whacky Democratic Party--the world's oldest political party, I remind you, and one which has not aged well as evident from the clear signs of dementia.

I wrote on February 19, 2017, that the election of Donald Trump as our President had provoked an outbreak of pure madness, wonderfully inchoate, among the progressives in our dear Republic,
As far as I can tell they are for children but also for killing unborn ones with no restriction, no apology, and no need for a fee. They are for LBGT and women's "rights," but ally themselves with Muslims who practice FGM, oppose abortion, treat women like cattle, promote and engage in honor killings, and advocate death for LBGT people. They are for women's rights, but want men who think they are women to use women's washrooms. They are for free speech, but shut down anybody who disagrees with them, and, of course, they ally themselves with Muslims who oppose freedom of speech and thought as part of their core dogma. They are against racism but try to stir up old racial animosities and conflicts that had long been resolved, buried, and forgotten. They are for poor working people, but oppose the tax and the regulatory structures that create jobs. They are for poor working people but favor unrestricted immigration that drives down wages, crowds out jobs, and absorbs the funds of public welfare schemes. They want free education for all, but oppose letting poor and middle class people have the right to choose their schools, unlike the rich people who do. They shout "Love Trumps Hate!" as they bash opponents with bricks and poles. They have spent decades denouncing the military, the CIA, the NSA, and the FBI as oppressors of the people, but now want those agencies to sabotage an elected president. The wealthy ones denounce gun ownership and walls but live behind protective shields of men with guns and walls around their exclusive properties. Hollywood stars who made millions living in the land of make-believe denounce non-existent Trumpian "brownshirts" and bravely proclaim their resistance! They are for the environment and prove it by flying to environmental rallies in their private jets. They, well . . . you can go on with this sad litany. 
For these leftists, facts don't matter. Logic is absent, abhorred, and shouted down. The emotion is the thing. The posturing is the thing. The slogan is the thing. 
I think, when all is said and done, we have to conclude that there is a large element of mental disturbance. 
They are crazy.
If anything they have become even crazier since those words were penned, or digitized, or whatever the appropriate label is nowadays. It seems they have attempted every single means, including outright violence, of pulling off a coup d'etat against our legally elected President--none of which has worked. Trump remains President, a fact for which I am grateful every day.

Now they have hit on a new tactic. Yep, they have gone back to their friends in the courts and filed a lawsuit against Trump, Wikileaks, Russia, and perhaps even Winnie the Pooh--I don't know, the list is long, and who knows? WTP might be there. Yes, they are unhappy with the results of the elections of November 2016. I guess all those blue collar workers in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, etc., who handed Trump his victory better lawyer up. I am sure Putin will help with legal expenses.

The geniuses behind this move are to be congratulated for showing clearly the madness that rules the DNC. Even some senior Democrats have distanced themselves from this stunt, clearly fearful, on the one hand, of the ridicule and, on the other, of the possibility that the Trump people might take it seriously and begin the process of discovery. The DNC, by now, should realize that its best course of action is to keep its many skeletons deeply buried, and not have them dug out in court.

Buy stock in Orville Reddenbacker. Watch the DNC plow the sea!

Meanwhile, I am going to file a lawsuit against those demonstrators in Jakarta, and against anybody and everybody who had anything to do with that Madame Secretary TV show.

32 comments:

  1. inchoate is a beautiful word. That. is. all. Good day sir.

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  2. Discovery can be a beautiful thing!

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    1. I must add discovery is almost always a surprising thing.

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  3. Yeah.. umm.. what is the hope there? Monetary damages?
    Maybe they want scotus to give them a group hug as consolation?
    This is just ridiculous... the're suing our democracy for being a democracy.

    - reader #1482

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  4. The catch is that people like them BUILT the "democracy" on top of the originally-founded REPUBLIC.

    Not all republics are democracies, and not all democracies are republics.

    As James Bovard wrote in 1994: "Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."

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  5. WikiLeaks is having none of it. From Twitter: "We're counter suing you for fun -- and also because you're lame. "Voters! WikiLeaks took away our right to lie about rigging the primary!" That's some serious one dimensional chess right there." Break out the popcorn.

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  6. Rank and file Democrats can no longer control their own party. Their energy is driving them leftward with the zeal of Slim Pickens riding that nuclear bomb ground ward yelling and waving his hat in celebration.

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  7. Hillary has given the Democrat party the diabolical pleasure of committing suicide ...

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  8. Nicely stated, again. Thank you for a good start to this day.

    Madame Secretary, huh? I watched it a couple of times, then lost interest in the idea of the most powerful woman in the world troubling her mind with the mundane issues of family. The program lacks verisimilitude: if it were real, Madame Secretary would be receiving huge financial gifts from corrupt dictators.

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  9. As I have commented elsewhere the Democrap Party needs to be put on suicide watch. To make sure they carry thru.

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  10. As Instapundit says, "All the Democrats have to do is not act crazy and they can't even do that."

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  11. It was well worth quoting that fine rant of yours. Do you think that part of the spittle-flecked fury of the Dem establishment is caused by their knowledge that It Was All Their Own Fault? If they hadn't rigged their primaries against silly Senator Sanders they might today have had a Dem president.

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    1. ... and it might have been HIllary even... not good for the country, but good for the Democrats... but nothing loses support like having it revealed that you fixed the primary.

      Wait! Wait! How did we lose? Our numbers said we were going to win! Even that 538 site said we were going to win!

      My model can't be wrong, REALITY is wrong. Just... like... global... warming.

      - reader #1482

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    2. Even that 538 site said we were going to win!

      No, 538 gave the probability at/around 65% for the last couple of weeks, which is saying that either side could win.

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    3. One Brow?

      Were you a wagering man back then wouldja, betted Trump?

      JK

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  12. I'm unhappy with the 21st century. During the 20th century, America made great strides in defeating the menace of Progressivism abroad - Communism, Nazism, Fascism, etc. - only to see it blossoming like a noxious weed domestically. Who can I sue?

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  13. Your first mistake was buying into a HOA. Sorry.
    The timing of the suit will drag this out until 2020. What results is anyone's guess.

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  14. I wasn't expecting this post or, should I put it, this hilarious of a post. Thanks much. I look forward to the comments.

    By the by ... remember ...?

    http://theduran.com/hillary-clinton-joins-jill-stein-attempt-undermine-election-results/

    Reckon this'un will be as much fun as that'un?

    JK

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  15. Money paragraph from that link I just posted (Do Not, anyone, click on any of the ads on the link, ALL my "safety-stuff" alerts Malware. Just use the mousewheel to scroll if you must).

    "But because the campaign “had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology, we had not planned to exercise this option ourselves.” But now that Stein had initiated a recount in Wisconsin, “we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides,” Elias wrote."

    ***

    The 'Elias' quoted above refers to Clinton campaign counsel Marc Elias. I wonder if the DNC's counsel in this latest stupidity bothered to discover that?

    JK

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  16. I am far more concerned about the 65,853,514 Americans who conspired to elect Hillary Clinton to the office of president than I am about a bunch of tall tales about the Trump campaign colluding with Russians.

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    1. This lady called Shrillary Shroooo
      When looking for something to do
      Blames me for her loss,
      Plus you and yours, Boss,
      And next, animals in the zoo.

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  17. IMO, this is a last ditch effort to keep the Trump collusion scenario alive to the 2018 midterms. How the Dems will be able to back out of discovery before being made total fools and criminals that they are has yet to be revealed. Are they really going to run the "bleach bit" scenario again?
    Look, the foul underbelly of DC politics has been exposed. The incestuous nature of these swamp creatures, on both sides, is alarming. I'm surprised they are not marrying their 1st cousins...

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  18. Mueller is running far astray from Russia and the Dems are starting to sense that their boy may be able to keep the investigation going...but will only catch small fry and their will be no impeachment coming from the Mueller show.
    So now they will try a side show and if judge-shopped right can get all kinds of legal shenanigans on the front page. Added benefit is they can get some sort of early ruling in stone where all the Democrat Lawyers Legal Fees will get paid as presented (by the State of course)...which can potentially put millions into the DNC coffers to try and keep them solvent long enough for the mid-terms.

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    1. Mueller may want to keep the "investigation" running, but there are serious problems with that. The greatest being the Justice Department's Inspector General's thought to be investigating the appointment of Mueller. That appointment violated the regulations by not specifying a crime to be investigated.

      So the IG might well conclude that the entire Russia Witch Hunt is illegal, thus forcing Mueller to close up shop. There are signs, I read, that indicate Mueller might be getting ahead of the curve on that, and may close up before Independence Day. Of which year, I won't say, though.

      Green Bear

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  19. I love these people, they are losing!
    James

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  20. I have always said that we shouldn't give an inch of ground to the Lefties. And I really thought I would spend my days out here in WA state. But I just can't deal with it any more. It's like living in an insane asylum. I can't do the mental gymnastics to think like they do. And I can't ignore all those folks living in tents along the freeways.

    But I will say that I am very angry about raiding Trump's lawyers' office, then leaking private information about Hannity. Someone needs jail time for that.

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    1. That was snookered, not leaked... well, I don't know about the real estate thing, but definitely the Cohen link was snookered and likely a warning shot from Cohen. He didn't have to divulge, he did so nearly gratuitously on the pretext that *maybe* the judge would keep things under wraps if the name was important. It wasn't, and everybody knew the judge wasn't going to change her mind, so under the bus goes Hannity.
      Well, sorry, that's just the way I read it, I could be quite wrong.

      - reader #1482

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  21. Mr. Amselem, All,

    I noticed on the sidebar yesterday an interesting item given the title and subject of this post. Alas reading the whole thing got me sidetracked and I went ahead with my planned websurfing itinerary.

    Some of the media I've noticed has, like yourself Mr. Amselem, taken notice of your subject, The Dems Lawsuiting the Deplorables. However, the media appears not to've noticed the Dems suing themselves as well:

    http://thefederalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/feclawsuit.pdf

    I'd advise, "Double down on the Reddenbacker buy!"

    JK

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  22. Let the Lawfare begin!!! I thank God every day for Judicial Watch and all the heavy lifting they do. Now if the regular conservative rank and file start to fight back by counter-suing, all the better.
    Delilah

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  23. Well Delilah, you'll maybe like this from SCOTUSblog too!

    http://www.scotusblog.com/2018/04/argument-analysis-travel-ban-seems-likely-to-survive-supreme-courts-review/

    JK

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  24. Emphasis added below. Thanks and apologies to the late much lamented Sir William Gilbert.

    Captain
    Never mind the why and wherefore
    Love can level ranks, and therefore
    Though his lordship's station's mighty
    Though stupendous be his brain
    Though her tastes are mean and flighty
    And her fortune poor and plain
    Captain & Sir Joseph
    Ring the merry bells on board-ship
    Rend the air with warbling wild
    For the union of his/my lordship
    With a humble captain's child!
    Captain
    For a humble captain's daughter —
    Josephine
    For a gallant captain's daughter —
    Sir Joseph
    And a lord who rules the water —
    Josephine. (aside)
    And a tar who ploughs the water!
    All
    Let the air with joy be laden
    Rend with songs the air above
    For the union of a maiden
    With the man who owns her love!

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