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Republicans are grumpy on this Democratic Convention night

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Goodness, conservatives here and on Twitter are downright testy tonight. How dare those Democrats be friendly, perky, and optimistic Where is the fear, where is the anger?

Oh yes, Republicans were cackling with glee when the Democratic Convention began on Monday and a few Berniebrats tried to stink up the place. However, within just a couple of hours, everything was peaceful. That’s what happens when seasoned pro adults – not dysfunctional children in adult bodies – are in charge of a convention.

The Trump campaign will probably be trying to crank up more Rage and Fear when the Clinton juggernaut slams into them them. Someone, not a Hillary fan, says she’s a “cage fighter.” True. She’s also assembled a huge war machine of her own. My prediction: Trump won’t know what hit him.

I have no illusions about Clinton. I expect she’ll be like Obama, too warlike and promises will be broken. However, compared to the willfully ignorant, proudly racist Trump, the choice is obvious.

You play the cards you were dealt. And for this election, the cards are dealt and waiting.

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Scott Adams of Dilbert is officially a right-wing crackpot

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If Trump wins, Obama will declare martial law, say Scott Adams of Dilbert fame. He currently ends his increasingly paranoid blog posts with disclaimers he is for Hillary because he lives in California and fears for his life when riots break out, should he be seen favoring Trump.

He also thinks women deliberately give men dorky v-neck sweaters as presents to humiliate them. I am not making this up. So, men are becoming unmanly yet he says he endorses Hillary because he fears for his life if he doesn’t. (Huh?) Again, I am not making this up. And is this not a very unmanly, cowardly thing to do? Would not a Real Man take a stand, regardless of consequences?

You might have found it funny that I endorsed Clinton for my personal safety. But it was only funny by coincidence. I did it for personal safety, and apparently it is working. Where I live, in California, it is not safe to be seen as supportive of anything Trump says or does. So I fixed that.

Again, I’m completely serious about the safety issue. Writing about Trump ended my speaking career, and has already reduced my income by about 40%, as far as I can tell. But I’m in less physical danger than I was.

You castrating bitch women are giving men sweaters designed to sap their manhood. From his post titled “The Humiliation of the American Male 2016”

It seems to me that the humiliation of American men is now institutionalized in the media.

Check out this commercial for dishwasher detergent. And take careful note of the American man’s v-neck sweater. That’s the uniform of a man who is owned by a woman.

You’re laughing because you know it’s true. How many of the married men reading this blog have received those same sweaters as “gifts” from women? Personally, I’ve received about 25 over the years. None from men. I received three of those sweaters so far this year. I throw them away. Nice try.

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Temperance postcards from early 1900’s

The Temperance Movement was largely started by women whose husbands were trashed by alcohol. Alcohol consumption then was way higher than now and bars were everywhere in cities. Postcards of the time showed both the pro- and anti-temperance point of view.

If you’re wondering why Carrie Nation rarely got arrested for smashing up bars with a hatchet it’s because a) she was 6′ 0″, 175 lbs. and b) she smashed up bars in towns that had laws against bars but the laws weren’t enforced. Arresting her would mean authorities would have to admit the bars existed.

Temperance postcard. Sign The Pledge

Temperance postcard. Delirium tremens

Temperance postcard. Anti-Irish

Grotesquely anti-Irish card, portrays them like monkeys

Temperance postcard. Painfully sober Temperance postcard. Bitter drop Temperance postcard. Connect to brewery

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Those big, angelic, moral wings. And means vs. ends

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Saul Alinsky in Rules for Radicals said that during a major fight with a big corporation, someone came to him with proof the opposition leader was gay (this in an era when that could end a career.) Alinsky turned him down. But explains, had he no other choice, he would have used it, “ethical hymen” be damned.

Quoting from Rules For Radicals:

“Thanks, but forget it. I don’t fight that way. I don’t want to see it. Goodbye.” He protested, “But they just tried to hang you on that girl.” I replied, “The fact that they fight that way doesn’t mean I have to do it. To me, dragging a person’s private life into this muck is loathsome and nauseous.” He left.

So far, so noble; but, if I had been convinced that the only way we could win was to use it, then without any reservations I would have used it. What was my alternative? To draw myself up into righteous “moral” indignation saying, “I would rather lose than corrupt my principles,” and then go home with my ethical hymen intact? The fact that 40,000 poor would lose their war against hopelessness and despair was just too tragic. That their condition would even be worsened by the vindictiveness of the corporation was also terrible and unfortunate, but that’s life. After all, one has to remember means and ends. It’s true that I might have trouble getting to sleep because it takes time to tuck those big, angelic, moral wings under the covers. To me that would be utter immorality. “

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