Bobby Jindal: “I Hope They’re Rattled”

It’s the “occupant of the White House” who seems more rattled than anyone.

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Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman Are Adorable

These two make me smile.  Can’t say that about most Hollywood/Nashville couples, but these two seem pretty genuine.  Not exactly Kim and Kanye, are they?  Go to Facebook for the Video.


One of my brothers and his wife and three gorgeous little daughters found themselves in Nashville the Easter before last, or maybe the one before that.  Sunday morning, they were migrating from the parking lot to one of the local Catholic churches for Easter mass when they noticed Nicole Kidman and her kids ahead of them going in the door held open by Keith Urban.  Just then, the little girls caught Keith’s eye and he laughed and continued to hold the door open for my brother’s whole family before rejoining Nicole in the pew.  Gotta love those Aussies.

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Robert Reich Thinks Democrats Should Commence Pants-Wetting Now

reichRobert Reich is a Professor of Imaginary Political Policy Subjects at UC Berkeley and a former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration.  He’s also a short, hairy man often confused with esteemed midget actor Peter Dinklage from Game of Thrones who has known Hillary Clinton since she was 19 years old.  Despite this association, he is a man of some integrity which is rare in a Democrat.  This compelled him, this past January, to write that he considered Bernie Sanders the more qualified candidate for President in 2016.  Madame Clinton could not have been happy about that.

Just today, Professor Reich wrote a piece in Real Clear Politics entitled How Trump Might Win.  The piece seemed intended as a wake up call for Democrats, but it might serve more urgently as a needed smack upside the heads of reluctant Republicans who still seem stuck in denial about Donald Trump’s chances in November.

In his essay, Reich pointed out the shocking reversal in polling data showing Trump pulling ahead of Mrs. Clinton recently.  More tellingly, he recounted dozens of anecdotes and personal observations that indicated how profoundly Donald Trump had tapped into the universal distain for politics among virtually all segments of the entire nation, and how he stands almost alone as the perfect anti-political candidate.

And then, of course, he followed up this heady praise with some obligatory, token criticisms about demagoguery, narcissism, megalomania, xenophobia and – my favorite – “a propensity to lie.”  That always brings the chuckle, for me, when anyone accuses an opponent of Hillary Clinton of lying.  Really, compared to Hillary, I’m not sure anyone could claim to be more than a rank, amateur liar.  I don’t remember Trump ever standing over the caskets of brave war dead whose deaths he’d directly caused, lying shamelessly and enthusiastically to their next of kin about their loved ones.

But I note the wonderful turn of Reich’s phrase here. “Propensity to lie.”  He won’t even mention any actual lies.  Because he’d be hard-pressed to come up with anything.  But I love the accusation of “propensity” here, partly because of how dishonest it is.  In truth, how could anyone but a Clinton accurately be accused of provably having the propensity to lie?  Not many, it seems to me.  I also note the word because I was recently accused by an ex-friend of having “the propensity to hate.”  This is odd language to me.  I think it just means “How dare you disagree with me?”  With feeling.  At any rate,  Reich’s accusations ring hollow, but his praise rings true, and I think he meant it that way.  The writing is really on the wall now, for everyone to read.

Read more at RCP.  Cross-Posted at Hardnox & Friends.

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On the Water with Ting and the Captain

A few weekends ago, Pentecost weekend to be precise, Gruntessa and I had the pleasure of meeting up with PoliNation blogger Ting and her husband on their beautiful sailboat at a secret marina somewhere on the mid-Atlantic coast for a little R&R.


By early May, everyone was ready to enjoy a sunny day on the water.  This part of the Atlantic coast has seen more than its share of rain and cool temperatures this spring.  Climate change still has a long way to go, apparently, in these parts.  A Saturday with a forecast of 80 degrees and clear skies was something we just couldn’t pass up.


Thanks, Ting and Captain!  After an insanely difficult work quarter and a crazy run-up to the 2016 Presidential Conventions, it was wonderful to make way under wind power for an afternoon and enjoy some real freedom while catching up on families and solving the world’s political problems.  Bon voyage!


Cross-Posted at PoliNation.

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New Clinton Campaign Promise: A New Slogan Every Day


With polls now showing voters are no longer “Ready for Hillary” or buying that she’s “Fighting for US,” Hillary seeks an even more vague slogan to achieve victory by power of wordcraft.


So, a reset is called for.  Again.  But the real question is, what will the next slogan be tomorrow?  I predict something failsafe, like: “Bill & Hill: Now With More Bimbos!”

Cross-Posted at Hardnox & Friends.

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I’m Starting to Worry about Maria Shriver

She’s looking more and more like Steven Tyler.   Or maybe the other way ’round.Maria1j

Posted in Hollyweird, Humor, Media, Music, Uncategorized | 15 Comments

Newt: “I Think She’s Crazy”

“Folks on the Left cannot come to grips with reality.”

Cross-Posted at Hardnox & Friends.


Posted in Donald Trump, Elections, Newt Gingrich, Uncategorized | 18 Comments