Monday, November 7, 2016

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony presented here in its entirety in a stunning new performance with Gustavo Dudamel conducting, was used by the Allied Forces during World War Two as a symbol of Courage, Faith, Strength, Dignity, Perseverance, Grace under Pressure and Triumph over Adversity.  There could be no better time than now to draw inspiration from this exhilarating, ennobling, spine-stiffening work again. 

Do you want HIM?

Or do you want HER?

[NOTE:We want to thank Impertinent, a long time blogging colleague, for allowing us to reprint 
this article he presented at Kid's blog 
Diary of a Right Wing Pussycat]

Does Anyone Have A Bead 
On Reality?



A. Back off and let those men who want to marry men, marry men.

B. Allow those women who want to marry women, marry women.

C. Allow those folks who want to abort their babies, abort their babies.

D. In three generations, there will be no Democrats.

I love it when a plan comes together; don’t you?


The Ten Poorest Cities in America 
1. Detroit, MI 32.5%

2. Buffalo, NY 29.9%

3. Cincinnati, OH 27.8%

4. Cleveland, OH 27.0%

5. Miami, FL 26.9%

6. St. Louis, MO 26.8%

7. El Paso, TX 26.4%

8. Milwaukee, WI 26.2%

9. Philadelphia, PA 25.1%

10. Newark, NJ 24.2%

What do the top ten cities (over 250,000 pop.) with the highest poverty rate all have in common?

Detroit, MI - (1st on poverty rate list) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961

Buffalo, NY - (2nd) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1954

Cincinnati, OH - (3rd) no Republican mayor since 1984

Cleveland, OH - (4th) no Republican mayor since 1989

Miami, FL - (5th) has never had a Republican mayor

St. Louis, MO - (6th) no Republican mayor since 1949

El Paso, TX - (7th) has never had a Republican mayor

Milwaukee, WI - (8th) no Republican mayor since 1908

Philadelphia, PA - (9th) no Republican mayor since 1952

Newark, NJ - (10th) no Republican mayor since 1907

Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats, yet THEY REMAIN POOR.


"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's Initiative and independence.

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."

~ Abraham Lincoln

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a much closer look at the American Indian."

~ Henry Ford


Here are six questions to see how much history you really know.  Be honest; it's kind of fun and revealing. If you don't know the answer, make your best guess.  Answer all of the questions (no cheating) before looking at the answers.

1. "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

  1. Karl Marx                    
  2. Adolph Hitler                  
  3. Joseph Stalin
  4. Barack Obama
  5. None of the above

2.”It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of few, by the few, and for the few… And to replace it with shared responsibility, for shared prosperity."

  1. Lenin                          
  2. Mussolini                        
  3. Idi Amin
  4. Barack Obama
  5. None of the above

3. "(We).... Can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."

  1. Nikita  Khrushchev        
  2. Joseph Goebbels            
  3. Boris Yeltsin
  4. Barack Obama            
  5. None of the above

4. "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own ... In order to create this common ground."

  1. Mao Tse Tung            
  2. Hugo Chavez                    
  3. Kim Jong II
  4. Barack Obama            
  5. None of the above

5. "I certainly think the free-market has failed."

A.   Karl Marx                  
B.   Lenin                                
C.   Molotov
D.   Barack Obama            
E.   None of the above

6. "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched."

  1. Pinochet                      
  2. Milosevic                          
  3. Saddam Hussein
  4. Barack Obama
  5. None of the above

Now Please Scroll Down to See the Answers. No Peeking!


(1)  E. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Rodham Clinton 6/29/2004
(2)  E. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Rodham Clinton 5/29/2007
(3)  E. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Rodham Clinton 6/4/2007
(4)  E. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Rodham Clinton 6/4/2007
(5)  E. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Rodham Clinton 6/4/2007
(6)  E. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Rodham Clinton 9/2/2005

Cast Your Vote to Prevent this Dark Vision 
from Becoming Reality 


  1. Lestard P. FlamtaddlerNovember 7, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    DeToilet, Michigan is the perfect example of how liberal DemonCraps reduce a once-thriving metropolis of industry and advancement to a turd world toilet, complete with sewage pouring out of the drinking water system and whole neighborhoods turned into hollowed-out crack houses and rat-infested derelict slums.

  2. It is beyond sickening how Hillary Clinton crony James Comey suddenly let Hillary off the hook…once again…for her truly deplorable email crimes.

    We were all stunned when Comey appeared to redeem himself by reopening the investigation into Hillary’s crimes. Unfortunately, it proved to just be a ruse.

    Newt Gingrich was deeply angry at Comey for this. Like many, Gingrich believes that Comey caved to political pressure from Obama, Clinton and their establishment network.

    Said Gingrich on his Twitter account, “Comey must be under enormous political pressure to cave like this and announce something he cant possibly know.”

    Gingrich added, “The destruction of James Comey by political pressure from the Ptesident and the Department of Justice aka Loretta Lynch is painful to watch. He is being twisted into an indefensible pretzel.

  3. Look Ma, the Wingnuts are on suicide watch . A few days ago, the Goopers were crowing about Hillary being indicted and going to jail. Not so much now, eh? That's what happens when people buy into rumor and lies and then reality smacks them in the face. Ain't Karma a Bitch!

    1. Yeah, those TeaTardlicans and Cons are so stupid, still believing government is not corrupted and controlled by powerful elites. Hillary showed them, and she'll really punish them when she's president!!!

  4. By watching all the nasty negative ads that Crooked Hillary is flooding the airwaves with is getting pretty disgusting , but the common theme seems to be that Trump is a nasty man who speaks nasty about women. So you can forget about the fact that Hillary is a criminal. and a liar, and a backstabbing SOB. But after all is said and done she look pretty good in the polls right now!
    And thats the jest of her campaign.

    Forget about all of the scandals and all of the criminal investigations. Forget snot Benghazi, and about her crooked Foundation, forget how she screwed Bernie Sanders in the Primaries.... Vote for Hillary because she doesn't talk nasty (at least not while cameras are recording her). Forget how she went after the women who were victims of her "husband ".

    She has nothing more to run on other than she's never been caught on camera saying something disparaging about liberal's protected classes, i.e. Muslims, Latinos, and women. She has been exposed by people that know her personally, but nobody has been able to record a good example of her famous blowups on video. Like when she threw lamps at Bill Clinton when he was getting it off in the Ovsl Office. Sometimes she looks like she's about to go into a nasty tirade, like when she said on video that she should be ahead by 50 points, but then something comes up to change the focus of the media.

    Right now, her entire campaign is on making Trump look worse than she does. So she actually feels that voters will ignore all of her "Mistakes" and her "Mispeaks" and will vote for her because they cannot vote for a man who isn't afraid to call a woman a big fat liar. ( even if it's true). . Women aren't perfect, and they shouldn't be put on a pedestal and be untouchable when they do dirty, rotten, conniving things to others, as some have. Just look at Hillary. Everyone knows that women can be the worst backstabbers alive, and talk about others in nasty terms behind their backs. However, political-correctness deems this to be impossible. Bull shit. I love women, but they can be worse than men, and Hillary is a prime example of this.
    Hillary is trying to win an election with a false stereotype.
    Do you think she'll get away with it?
    Does America actually want 4 - 8 more years of the same nonsense?


  5. Breaking just now.
    Hillary Clinton will NOT light up the sky with Fireworks over NYC if she wins the Presidency as was announced yesterday -- her campaign is calling off a planned fireworks show ... TMZ has learned.
    It is being said that she is buying Comey a Vacation Home in the Caribbean instead.

    1. Fionnula Tambling-GogginNovember 7, 2016 at 3:21 PM

      Good one!

      I didn't hear about the vacation home. I had only heard that she told the hostage takers to release his family.

    2. <
      Please STOP the NONSENSE. It's not amusing and it doesn't reflect well on you, and it's poor way to combat the looming hreat of worldwide Socialist Dictatorship.

  6. As we all know, well, all of us who think straight know that passing along classified information to her MAID to print out is a crime,
    BUT THE LEFTIES will say, give her some credit, she was giving a poor illegal immigrant a job. And that's more than the Republicans would do!

  7. LOOK It took the FBI 1.3 years to investigate 55,000 emails. Now, it appears the FBI has combed through 650,000 emails in nine days. This is nothing short of a miracle. The blinding light from heaven must have caused all the newest FBI investigators to wear welding masks. Where was this FBI “A-Team” a year ago, Mr Comey? Newt Gingrich said, “nobody believes that the federal government is capable of taking 650,000 emails and reviewing them in eight days.” Unless, of course, there is Divine Intervention the likes of which Comey claims.

  8. The Purveyor of TruthNovember 7, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    Now that his Presidency is in his final days, he feels he can strip away our patriotic and Christian American traditions without any fear of repercussions, since his stay in power will be over.
    He decided to remove the American flag from the East Room of the White House, replacing it with the simple gold drape found in formal Muslim ceremonies.

  9. Killington KockslingerNovember 7, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    Neither! However, given they are the only choices available it is HER.

    1. "it is SHE" –– not HER. Please learn how got use proper grammar.

      You would never say "HER is IT," would you? No, of corse not. You'd say SHE is IT. Therefore, "it is SHE" is the only correct way o express the the

      I am IT.

      It is I.

      "ME is IT" sounds absurd, therefore "It is I" is your only alternative.

  10. The Purveyor of TruthNovember 7, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    Drudge Report Has Trump Way Way Ahead In Early Voting,Florida and in NC

  11. The Purveyor of TruthNovember 7, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    It’s hard to believe that there could be a dumber person on Fox News than Geraldo Rivera. But, sad to say, there is: it’s moron liberal Juan Williams from The Five.

    Juan recently tried to defend Hillary Clinton and her disturbing track record of being bribed, and it backfired on him completely. He actually made Hillary Clinton look like even more of a criminal.

    Juan was asked about the email leak that revealed Hillary’s pay to play fraud charity accepted $12 million in bribe money from the Muslim King of Morocco in exchange for favors.

    Williams stated that the humongous $12 million bribe was simply a “donation” and that “she was trying to be a loyal soldier to the family foundation.” the internet erupted in mockery of Juan.

  12. I voted WEEKS ago via absentee ballot. I had a premonition that I'd better cast my vote as soon as possible because I had a strong premonition that I'd never be able to stand in line, either at the polls or at an early-voting location.

    My premonition was correct.

    I voted for Trump -- with mental reservations.

    But now? I have fewer mental reservations. Everything that has transpired since the day I mailed in my ballot has served to convince me that I voted the only way that I could possibly have voted.

    HRC will utterly destroy our republic. America, as we have known her (warts and all), will become a worse place -- and I see no possibility of recovery from the abomination she'll make of the SCOTUS.

    As for the list of questions posted here, that's a gem of a list. Anyone who has voted for or plans to vote for HRC will help to bring down terrible days upon our nation. She has, after all, made her intentions very clear over the past decade.

    Tonight, I'm hearing Chris Wallace blather on about how HRC's opponents should basically roll over and let her have her way with the SCOTUS. Sheesh. Then, again, I shouldn't be surprised. Check out Chris Wallace's political affiliation:

    On October 11, 2006, The Washington Post reported that Wallace had been a registered Democrat for more than two decades. Wallace explained his party affiliation in terms of pragmatism, saying that being a Democrat is the only feasible means of participating in the political process in heavily Democratic Washington, D.C....

  13. Waaaay over the top there, FT. Conditions in the inner cities are not new, and have been exacerbated by economic changes completely out of there control. Republicans don't get elected in the cities because the the people don't want them. They believe they could only make things worse. I agree with them. Rarely does a conservative Republican do anything good as it is.

    And this notion that a little more progressiveness would "destroy the rich" is just wrong. We are economically stratifying, we have less social mobility than they have in Europe (and it's not like Europe is Utopia), we are borrowing too much, becoming more and more beholden to banks and foreign interests. Raising some taxes just a little on the wealthy now, investing in the people, the country, paying bills instead of endless borrowing, seeing the price tags up front so maybe we could avoid the nest unnecessary multi-trillion dollar war, this isn't Stalinism, or Maoism, or Fascism, it's just good sense and well with the purview of our government to achieve, and all historical data shows it will pay off big-time in the end. Just think of the GI bill, for instance. 8 million academic and trade educations. Vital to establishing the post-war middle-class. You just can't argue against that.


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    2. Ye GODS! You really are a piece of work, Jersey. I could explain why your views are upside down and backwards, but it would take hours, and I don't have time or the energy right now.

      But keep after me. I feel I owe you a sober, thoughtful explanation of why we disagree so completely.

    3. You disagree, FreeThinke, because you are a gentleman of taste and refinement, and Jersey is a shaved-down baboon taught rudimentary english by hippies

  14. Hillary should kiss the behinds of the on this Latinos and Hispanics for voting for that fascist, I guess that they don't speek enough Engleech to understand what they are doing.

  15. Just got back from my polling place and was as happy as could be seeing The Donald and Mike Pence on that ballot was great. I filled in the circle .
    Can't wait to get that screeching witch off of my TV screen. I also voted for a local state senator. McGrath, and Peter King. and with conviction.
    Just one last thing, please people, when you vote, it's for the RIGHT reasons. Don't fall into that BS trap that Hillary is setting .
    Donald Trump is not any of those things that Hillary the liar, would want you to believe.
    He is NOT A " Bully", he is not anti this and anti that, he is for America. And he does NOT take money from people who thro GAYS off the roofs!
    Thank You!

  16. Isn’t it time for you Sicko Libs like Jersey, Ducky Boy, The "Proud" Progressive etc. to give it a rest already? Some of us ar sick and tired of reading the Crapola that you come up with.
    How come I never see you write about Hillary’s and Bill’s many Visits To “PEDOPHILE ORGY ISLAND”? Or how Chelsea paid for her Wedding Dress from funds that were taken for the “Clinton Foundation”?
    Or about Huma’s sealing Hillary’s emails for Life Insurance? Or about BENGHAZI? Yes, BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI!
    Believe it or not, If you vote for Hillary, you are voting for the worst person that EVER ran for the Presidency, WORSE THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT! IT'S TRUMP OR...It's The End Of America . Hillary Clinton MUST be held accountable for everything that SHE and her Husband and her “Foundation” has done!

  17. What Percent Of Hillary's Big Crowds Came To See Her Or To See The Free Live Shows, That She Provided To Capture The BLACK Vote?

    Can you imagine how many people would of have shown up to see Hillary if there was no RAP/ROCK ARTISTS? Like J-ZEEE, and Beyonce?
    I think it’s a pretty fair estimate that 80 to 90% of the people that were there at Hillary's final rallies only came to see the shows, and most of them just cant stand Hillary! But if they were able to see Lady Gaga, and Bruce, for free, Lets go!! Hillary was that desperate!

    Forget about these damn free shows, Hillary Clinton must be held accountable for using public office to line her pockets and those of the corrupt Clinton Foundation, ETC. ETC. AND ETC!

  18. It's people like Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton and other Left wingers who are the reason this country is divided. Pitting one group against another is what they do.

  19. The Purveyor of TruthNovember 8, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    What we are deciding today is how each American citizen wants to be governed. Do you want to be governed by a crooked Socialist who would steal the eyeballs out of your heat without even thinking about it. Someone who is a proven lying criminal?
    Someone that runs a "Foundation " to line her own pockets with?
    It is not about a political party as if they are a sports team. It is not about a candidate as if they were a celebrity. It is about you, your family, your kids! And your community. How you want to live. Where you want to live. Your job. How you get your healthcare. It is about having your money taken from you and given to those who refuse to work. Do you want our country over run with people we know nothing about but only that they want to change our country to meet their own needs and their culture? And, most importantly, if you want to live your life as an individual, with freedom and dignity, or you want a governmental overseer telling you what to do and how to do it.
    The choice is yours …But the choice is also clear Hillary Clinton is all about what we DONT WANT AND WHO WE DONT NEED!


    Not only is it completely unedifying, it's BORING.

    PLEASE either RESPOND to the POST, or quietly GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

    I DARE you to LISTEN to BEETHOVEN, and at least TRY to say something INTELLIGENT about it.

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    1. The POST Joan, The POST!

      PLEASE respond to the POST.


    2. Great post!

      Hillary Clinton wears diapers!

  22. Lutefisk Beetle OvenNovember 8, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    {edited for readability}

    I voted three weeks ago. Easy as pie!

    Nothing anyone could have said, done, or fabricated in the interim would have changed my mind. Naturally, I voted for Mr. Trump –– the only possible choice in this contest.

    Anyone who did not support Mr. Trump is a de facto supporter of Her Royal Heinous aka Super-BĂ®tch. Anyone who supports HRC is simply a GOD-DAMNED FOOL I hasten to add that some of these damned fools are almost lovable –– even pitiable –– pathetic human beings who really belong in a North Korean dog kennel for all the more appreciation they have for liberty and freedom of thought and action.

    Some of my very best friends really ARE crypto-Marxists, believe it or not. Some of my worst enemies –– nasty, obnoxious creeps all –– define themselves as "authentic" Conservatives.

    Nothing in "real life" is black and white, or cut and dried. It's all stunningly, perplexingly, often maddeningly complex. };^)>

    As Dylan Thomas said in his play Under Milkwood, "Isn't life a terrible thing –– thank God?"

    ...and then Bob Dylan said "the pump don't work 'cause the vandals stole the handle"

    I Dare you to publish this!!!

    1. I have NO respect whatsoever for BOB DYLAN. He was, is, and always will be an obnoxious, UNMUSICAL CREEP with all the appeal of a puddle of SOUR MILK on the dining table or an effluence of VOMITUS on your best oriental rug.

    2. I must come to the defense of the weblog proprietor. So many of the outbursts here are disconnected nonsense!

      Pearls before swine, my dear lad. Pearls before swine...

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  23. Chumbley WaddlesworthNovember 8, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    I congratulate you, FreeThinke old boy, for proffering us this fine performance of Beethoven's Fifth!

    This ramblastular performance of Beethoven's flamboyant artifice astounds the soul and puts ones senses on notice: You will be flabbled! The ceasless tread of time has not worn down this classical carpet or riddled its carapace. The chest swells with pride and emotionality not felt since Sir Winston Scott wrote America the Beautiful from the USS Constitution while watching the Continental Army Defeat the British Navy. Today is a day that will live in Infamy! INFAMY!

    1. AHEM!!! I consider my leg more than sufficiently pulled.

      Today will live in infamy ONLY if Mr. Trump LOSES to HILLACUNT.

  24. Killington KockslingerNovember 8, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    tRump is going DOWNfor the count

    1. how do you know, kocklicker?

    2. I. Ben Yerkinoff said

      You mean cock liquor, don't you?

  25. Great News for Trump; Most Voters Think Country Worse Off and Want Strong Leader .And strong leader does not mean Hillary.

  26. Well Beethoven disowned Napoleon when he declared himself emperor and The Bonaparte Symphony became The Eroica .

    Watch out that it is not a cautionary example for this election.

    1. Wrong symphony! Wrong interpretation! Wrong opinion of why I posted this particular Beethoven Symphony.

      Even BEETHOVEN didn't always know what his music meant. And that is a matter of historical fact. The really great ones were much too busy being great to bother much thinking about their historical significance and their "legacies."

      The true geniuses did not really create so much as they discovered great truths always present since the beginning of the Cosmos. Strange though it may sound to a dialectical materialist like you ALL the good things mankind has produced came straight from the heart of Almighty God.

      If you were ever right in your dogged determination always to find excuses to throw cold pee on everybody's parade, I'd probably drop dead of shock.

      I've never in my life known alone as completely wrong-headed as you, Canardo.

      Differences of opinion are often healthy if used as a springboard for fruitful discussion, but relentlessly rude antagonistic contrarianism should properly be classified as a disease.

    2. Mr. FreeThinke, Why do you put up with that insufferable churl?

    3. Normally I don't, but when he provides me good fodder for my cannon, I enjoy letting him have it –– when the mood suites me

  27. For 8 long and divisive years, Barack Hussein Obama has epitomized everything that is, or ever has been wrong with our country, and as he prepares to finally get the hell out of our White House, leaving as much scorched earth in his wake as possible, he is hoping in desperation that Hillary Clinton picks up where he left off.

    Obama wanted, so badly wanted to be the one who destroyed the Republic and replaced it with a Marxist society. He wanted to, AS HE SAID “fundamentally transform America” into something the Founders and Framers wouldn’t recognize, wouldn’t have ever wanted and never would have stood for…a socialist, crumbling blight on the world stage.

    He started it, but Thank God, he couldn’t finish it.

    Hillary Clinton would be the third term of an Obamaesque regime and as hard as it is to believe, she is more dangerous than he, but she will, as they say, elections have consequences..
    That said, In less Than 24 hours from now, should Trump win the Presidency, and Hillary Clinton will be calling Obama asking for a Pardon.

  28. Did You Vote Today?
    I did not! But don't tell me I don't have a right to complain.
    As long as I pay taxes, I have a right to complain. As long as I am a citizen, I will complain. As long as crooked politicians are destroying our government, I will complain. As long as extremists cry Hitler, I will call that demagoguery. I refuse to be forced to conform to simply vote when my choices are so unacceptable. Voting to continue corrupt politics by voting for corrupt politicians is a danger in itself and I refuse to engage because I might fear some idiot calling me unpatriotic. I was called a traitor for not supporting the Iraq invasion. I complained about liberals when they called Bush II, Hitler.
    I won't worship leaders who created a slave nation. I won't revere leaders who stole from then killed the Native Americans. Don't tell me Trump is the worst thing to happen in American politics. FDR the great liberal imprisoned Americans just because their heritage was Japanese. FDR wanted 13 Supreme Court Justices, because the 9 we had thought his laws were unconstitutional. Take your false principles and vote for whichever crook you THINK will solve all your problems. President Clinton will give us all plenty to complain about, except for the Kool-Aid drinking liberals who will see her election as the salvation of America. Hogwash!

    1. Your extreme cynicism, profound bitterness and warped outlook on life prove you to be a self-defeating ignoramus.

      It's a good thing a person of your poverty-sgtrcken mentality does NOT vote, because if you did, you'd be sure go make choices inimical to the best interests of our nation.

  29. I am so very privileged to be able to vote In this country

  30. "Weeping may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning."

    Psalm 30: 5



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