The Daily Derp: It's Been Quite A Long Derp

To anyone of sound and sane mind the Democrat party is broken.

From The Intercept:

"The more alarmed one is by the Trump administration, the more one should focus on how to fix the systemic, fundamental sickness of the Democratic Party. That Hillary Clinton won the meaningless popular vote on her way to losing to Donald Trump, and that the singular charisma of Barack Obama kept him popular, have enabled many to ignore just how broken and failed the Democrats are as a national political force."

"...A failed, collapsed party cannot form an effective resistance. Trump did not become president and the Republicans do not dominate virtually all levels of government because there is some sort of massive surge in enthusiasm for right-wing extremism. Quite the contrary: This all happened because the Democrats are perceived — with good reason — to be out of touch, artificial, talking points-spouting automatons who serve Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and the agenda of endless war, led by millionaires and funded by oligarchs to do the least amount possible for ordinary, powerless citizens while still keeping their votes."

In sum, demanding that one refrain from critiquing the Democratic Party in order to exclusively denounce Trump over and over is akin to demanding that one single-mindedly denounce cancer without worrying about who the treating doctor is or what type of research is being conducted to cure it. Trump happened because the Democrats failed. And he and similar (or worse) phenomena will continue to happen until they are fixed.

Wasserman Schultz was replaced as DNC chair on an interim basis by longtime party operative Donna Brazile, who was quickly engulfed by her own scandal when she got caught secretly passing CNN debate questions to the Clinton campaign, then repeatedly lying about it by denying it and insinuating the emails were forged by the Russians. For that misconduct, CNN fired her, as anchor Jake Tapper denounced her cheating as “horrifying” and CNN said it made the network “completely uncomfortable.”
"...But Brazile continues to this day to run the DNC. Think about that: Her behavior was so unethical, dishonest, and corrupt that Jeff Zucker-led CNN denounced it and publicly disassociated itself from her. But the DNC seems perfectly comfortable having her continue to lead the party until the next chair is chosen.
"...Perhaps worse than the serial cheating itself was that it was all in service of coronating a candidate who — as many of us tried to warn at the time — all empirical data showed was the most vulnerable to lose to Donald Trump. So the very same people who bear the blame for Trump’s presidency — by cheating to elevate the candidate most likely to lose to him — continue to dominate the Democratic Party. To describe the situation is to demonstrate the urgency of debating and fixing it, rather than ignoring it in the name of talking only about Trump..."
"...So in Tom Perez’s conduct, one sees the mentality and posture that has shaped the Democratic Party: a defense of jobs-killing free trade agreements that big corporate funders love; an inability to speak plainly, without desperately clinging to focus-group, talking-points scripts; a petrified fear of addressing controversial issues even (especially) when they involve severe human rights violations by allies; a religious-like commitment never to offend rich donors; and a limitless willingness to publicly abase oneself in pursuit of power by submitting to an apology ritual for having told the truth."
Learn the government lingo. 
"X = extortion; Y = taxation
X = robbery; Y = taxation
X = unjust (and often pointless or destructive) compulsion of innocent persons; Y = regulation
X = kidnapping; Y = imprisonment of persons convicted of [victimless] crimes
X = torture; Y = enhanced interrogation techniques
X = imperialism; Y = global peacekeeping operations
X = spying on citizens without cause; Y = homeland security operations"
What an insufferable dick Bernie Sanders is. Here's the thing; the skinny. If you're gonna be an asshole about something (i.e. business) you should at least have, you know, a fucken clue by having been a business owner before your sprout off bull shit showcasing your ignorance you parasite.
Will someone find the cure for progressivism already? Please!

Meanwhile, back in Norway. Just what are those superior Scandy-navians up to these days?

"...Extra security measure have been enforced by a city council in Norway after the announcement a transit centre for refugees in set to open nearby.
Scared parents insisted on better measures to keep their children safe after horror stories of girls being raped and abused by migrants across Europe have emerged.
The migrant centre will open just a few hundred meters from Lysaker School in Bærum. 
At a public meeting parents said their community was under threat and security 'compromised' by the decision to place the centre near the school."
What does 50 grand buy you anyway? And just what the goopy-loopy-dope are these nutty professors up to? 
"Several college professors picked apart Jane Austen, who would have turned 200 years old this year. In a packed room full of female attendees at the Modern Language Association (MLA), the professors criticized Jane Austen’s “whiteness” in her writing and how post-Trump, people can turn to Austen’s readings to escape from reality.
Mary Favret, an English professor at Johns Hopkins University, directed her remarks at four main points:
  1. When and how Jane Austen comforted whiteness?
  2. Is Jane Austen taught in HBCUs?
  3. Was there an influence on black writers?
  4. Can we read Jane Austen alongside authors of color?"
Ah. Got it.

Intellectualism you can believe in!


"President Obama has issued a form of executive action known as the presidential memorandum more often than any other president in history — using it to take unilateral action even as he has signed fewer executive orders.
When these two forms of directives are taken together, Obama is on track to take more high-level executive actions than any president since Harry Truman battled the "Do Nothing Congress" almost seven decades ago, according to a USA TODAY review of presidential documents."
But Trump!


"While the punditocracy whipped itself into a justifiable if ritual lather over another Ottawa bailout of Bombardier, the $372-million loan is small change compared with the multi-billion-dollar green electric power fiascos across the country.
A rough tally of the ballooning financial plight of the electricity sectors in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland quickly runs to more than $50 billion in new debt and imbedded costs for investments that threaten to be money-losing drags on growth and consumers — and the federal government —for years to come.
The looming disasters have two things in common. They are the work of government-controlled and politically manipulated Crown corporations. They are also the product of a deliberate push to produce clean, green and renewable carbon-free electricity. No fossil fuels allowed. Money is no object."

Hey Canadians, next time you feel the urge to bash the '1%' for your eroding wealth or perceived unfairness just remember this. THIS is the source if our problems: Cronyism. And you're not invited.


Ever wonder why the official color for Italian auto racing is red, green for British racing and a blue/ white stripe combination for USA racing?


Dependence on government index from Heritage.


Sarah Silverman is an idiot. 

Apparently, Twitter is okay with this sort of stupidity and 'intellectual fakeness' but will block Sargon.

Here's hoping to Twitter going by way of the Do-Do bird. Any organization that treats freedom of speech this way; that is with a poorly thought out, faux righteous double standard, deserves whatever ill-fate it gets.


If you don't get unalienable rights you lost the plot.


Sales of Orwell's 1984 has gone up since Trump's election. Somehow I think they're going to manage to miss the entire point. 1984 is a world that would exist if progressivism reaches its final destination. We've been on a path to 1984 since the birth of progressivism. Even when I read it the the first time as a teenager I figured it out it depicted a left-wing world more than a conservative one.

Just the mere fact they think a dystopian Orwellian world comes out of ONE election shows how shallow their understanding of history really is.


11 examples of how Obama's rhetoric made discourse less civil.


Intolerant gays? I don't believe it! /sarc.


Nice article from Reason about Trump. Reason is hardly on the Trump band wagon but they still are able to offer more sober and intelligent takes on him.


The public school battle map in the USA.


"...In 2011, for instance, coop members were caught paying other people — notably their nannies — to take over their 2-hour-per-week shifts at the market. As it turned out, the well-heeled bankers and lawyers and psychiatrists in the neighborhood who bill several hundred dollars an hour for their time didn’t think rearranging the broccoli was worth it.
Which is not exactly shocking. It happens to most socialist utopias, eventually. In a 2002 article in Commentary called “Socialism’s Last Stand,” Joshua Muravchik describes how even the socialism of the Israeli kibbutzim has had to succumb to this logic. “These days, Thai immigrants work in . . . fields, and Arabs clean the hotel guestrooms and serve the meals.”
It’s not that rich or middle-class people will always pay someone else to do their manual labor. Some people like cooking dinner for their families or planting their own gardens. But very few people — even when offered good produce in return — would choose to spend their spare hours working in a supermarket. Not even the virtue-signaling that comes with belonging to the coop could make up for time spent keeping the parsley properly watered.
But this is part of the problem with socialism. Most people aren’t looking to live out Karl Marx’s vision “where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity,” but everyone can “hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner.”
People who aspire to be lawyers want to be lawyers and want to be paid accordingly. They don’t want to fish for their dinners after work.
It’s not only the basic misunderstanding of human nature that makes socialism a problem. It’s also all the self-dealing and the corruption.
One of the trustees of the pension fund was a friend and investment adviser of President Barack Obama. A coop member asked in the organization’s newsletter: “I am curious why and how we have a relationship with him. It certainly isn’t because there’s a dearth of financial acumen in New York City.” No kidding."

No kidding indeed.


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