Abbott beating O’Rourke with Hispanics 

Around here, the talk is about Jerry Jones changing Cowboys’ coaches again and the Rangers blowing millions to upgrade the 2022 team. Once in a while, people do talk about the elections and Governor Abbott got more good news today. This is from The UT-Tyler poll and The Dallas Morning News:

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is running 11 percentage points ahead of Democrat Beto O’Rourke in this year’s race for Texas governor, according to a Dallas Morning News-University of Texas at Tyler poll released Sunday.

Buoyed by 2-to-1 support among whites and a growing number of voters who identify as Republican, Abbott leads O’Rourke in a hypothetical matchup, 47%-36%. He even holds a narrow lead over O’Rourke among Hispanics, 40%-39%.

The poll also said that the “generic ballot” for Congress favors the GOP 54%-44% and poor President Biden is viewed unfavorably by 57% of Texans. Maybe we understand now why President Biden won’t be campaigning for a lot of Democrats down here. Beto already said no to having Mr. Biden helping him.

Let me add a couple of thoughts.

I’m not surprised that Mr. O’Rourke is off to a slow start. This is 2022 and not 2018. Beto defined himself as a Bernie Sanders liberal in the 2020 primaries and shot himself in the foot with an AR-15.

As for the Governor, he is a competent man but does not have the charismatic qualities of former Governor Perry. He is also under attack from the right for not doing more on the border. Honestly, what else is he supposed to do? The good news for the Governor is that he will survive the primary challenges and start spending all that money painting O’Rourke as a liberal.

So far so good, if you like the Governor as I do. The best part of this poll is how the Governor is tied with Hispanics. I guess that Democrats are finally starting to realize that there is more to being a Hispanic than talking about immigration reform or DACA.

Let me conclude with a crazy thought. I would not be surprised if Mr. O’Rourke pulls out of this race before the primary. He can’t afford a double-digit loss in November and he knows it.

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Requiem for a Badass

Another old Cuban exile died today. He will be buried in Miami not his beloved homeland.

I am not writing this to bury him, but to praise him.

This man spent his whole adult life doing anything he could think off to free his country, and I mean anything.

His name, as you might have guessed, was  Luis Posada Carriles. He is described in the media today as controversial, at best or a terrorist, at worse.

We live in an age where the moral relativity of political correctness considers one man’s terrorist another’s freedom fighter. In reality, there is good and there is evil. Fighting against evil is noble and just.

Make no mistake, this man was fighting Castro, his secret service, the KGB, the Stasi or any other evil that tried to enslave people under the jack boot of communism. Period.

He was incarcerated, many times, persecuted, betrayed by his adopted country, shot up and turned into a pariah because he fought for mankind’s freedom.

He believed that Castro’s regime could only be eradicated from this earth violently. I concur. Communism doesn’t bend or give an inch peacefully. It is a dangerous delusion to think that the tactics of Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. will work on Godless monsters with no morals or conscience. Just ask Boitel, Paya , Tamayo or Pollan. Even the Michael the Archangel resorts to violence to defeat Satan and evil forever in Revelation.

In the days ahead, the Castro regime’s lies and propaganda decrying Posada Carriles as a terrorist will be repeated as fact. The only facts are that Posada Carriles was never convicted of any of the trumped up charges and atrocities that the Castro agents and their useful idiot allies in the American media and even government claim he perpetrated. The most famous of these is the bombing of Cuban commercial jet out of Barbados that killed 73. He was arrested, tried and acquitted of these charges…twice. Double Jeopardy be dammed! The Castro regime or the KGB have never, ever killed civilians or framed their enemies. Never.

Real terrorists, those that took up arms against America and its Constitution, like Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Oscar Lopez Rivera, Angela Davis, Joann Chesimard, (who lives in Havana), just to name a few, are folk heroes, college professors and friends of American Presidents. Le Zumba. These Marxists thugs that wanted to burn America to the ground, were financed by the Soviets through the Cuban operatives in the USA who wanted to fulfill Che Guevara’s dream of “two, three, many Vietnams.” These thugs are terrorists.

Posada-Carriles was fighting for the American values of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness in a global struggle against death, slavery and the spread of misery spearheaded by Castro and his murderous minions. He fought evil. And that is why he is hated and will be maligned. He was nobody’s terrorist. He was Castro’s worst enemy:

Castro whines about Posada-Carriles

He was a freedom fighter.

More than that , he was a Badass; a real live action hero.

Godspeed

Triggers

Ever hear of the expression hair trigger? How about Hat Trigger?

It seems everyone is triggered lately. Everything is a trigger in buttercup land. It’s all the rage.

I’m not one to ignore trends. I like to think of myself as a man of his time. Hell, if I had hair I’d consider a man-bun.

So I finally felt like I joined the 21st century. I got triggered.

Right there in my own library/den/tv room/man cave/safe space. It happened!

There I was… in front of the screen… in the zone… digesting all of the day’s outrages… letting them all sink in, slowly… just trying to empathize with these poor devastated triggered folks… and Bam!

There’s Hillary Clinton at Yale’s graduation and the buildup was that she took a hilariously funny jab at president Trump and the Russian involvement in the 2016 Presidential Election. The “joke” was that she pretended to put on a Russian hat while whining about losing the election.

And that was the trigger. A hat. Hilarious.

It wasn’t a Russian Hat. It was a Soviet Hat, complete with a hammer and a sickle. Now that must be funny. Everyone was in stitches. It was so funny it made headlines. So clever!


Imagine if the hat’s insignia had been Swastika instead? Or if it had been a baseball cap with a Confederate flag? I would imagine instead of laughter and cackles we would have had screams of horror and tears and melting Ivy League snowflakes stampeding towards the nearest safe space. Maybe not; hypocrisy has no limits anymore.

I saw red. I hate red. I hate the hammer and the sickle. They are the symbols of slavery and tyranny and death. Just like a Swastika. The Hammer and the Sickle has killed over 100,000,000 human beings since this Godless ideology took hold in 1917.

When Mrs. Clinton took out this hat, she wasn’t mocking Mr. Trump, she mocked those 100,000,000 who died and the many hundreds of millions of victims of communism.

How funny.

We’re doomed.

Pachanga in the White House

President Obama’s 2015 National Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation addresses the contributions that “America’s Hispanic community” has made to our country. Therefore, one must ask why the President has opted to host Communist Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club at a White House function tonight. One can draw only one conclusion, the President prefers to embrace Cubans from a Communist country rather that freedom-loving Cuban-Americans from the United States.

But the President can’t help himself. In the 2015 proclamation, he brags as one of his accomplishments the fact that “we are expanding the cultural, economic, and familial ties that so many Hispanic Americans share with Latin America by entering a new chapter of engagement and cooperation with Cuba.” Once again, the President shows no respect for freedom-loving Cuban-Americans.
And now you have an inkling as to why I dislike President Obama so much!

To read the 2015 White House proclamation, click on https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/09/15/presidential-proclamation-national-hispanic-heritage-month-2015

Hopelessnes And Change For The Worse

I haven’t been paying too much attention to current events these past few weeks. Frankly, The Obama administration’s decision to “normalize” relations with Cuba left me with the desire to crawl into a cave with a few bottles and hibernate.

So as I start to come out of my temporary exile in the blissful cave of ignorance, I am confronted by the sobering news from the land of my permanent exile as I come across a story about the arrests of Cuban dissidents who were attempting to participate in #yotambienexijo this past Monday.

And the story in UK’s The Guardian had a picture of twenty-nine Cuban dissidents meeting in Yoani Sanchez’s 14ymedio offices.

Twenty-nine..29?!

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Twenty-nine brave disciples of Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr…and Sisyphus.

That made me feel good.

For a second.

You see, these Democracy activists look pretty good for folks that just got thrown under the bus of fellow traveler Barack Obama.

And…if you know anything of how things work in the island of despair, at least three of the activists in this photograph are state security informants, if not security officers. But all are slaves.

So for the foreseeable future, since the Obama administration has decided to sanction  56 years of oppressive hopelessness and stagnation  in the name of hope and change, the only pressure that the sociopathic tyrannical [c]astros have on them to change their evil ways will come from whatever futile acts of civil disobedience these pacifists are allowed to carry out. Because as we see from this article, the [c]astros control everything through intimidation and violence by choosing who and when gets to push the boulder up the mountain just to see it roll back down again.

I miss my cave.

Dear Mr Hayden: My “octogenarian Cuban mother” wants to give you a “bofetada”

It’s easy to get angry and throw Tom Hayden’s column in the trash and move on to happier thoughts in this season of “Navidad”.

After all, Mr Hayden has very little influence. He’s been irrelevant since Chicago 1968, or when he was running with other misguided fools waving Viet Cong flags!

We also remember Tom and Jane Fonda in North Vietnam in 1972!  This is the picture that Jane Fonda apologized for later, specially when she was selling her “work out” videos.  Jane was forced to apologize because a lot of ladies with military connections found her aforementioned 1972 performance in Hanoi just a bit too much to take.

We also remind you that Mr Hayden has been involved with most left wing movements over the years.

However, I had to respond to Mr Hayden’s column because the men and women executed in Castro’s political prisons deserve it. Their families in Miami elsewhere must know that they didn’t die in vain. The Cubans sitting in Castro’s prisons have to know that we are willing to fight for them.

Like a few others, Tom Hayden has been overwhelmed by the Castro-Obama handshake. He explains it in glowing terms. He sees it as a historically transforming moment, such as the day that man landed on the moon or Columbus discovered the New World, or something like that!

Let’s just say that Mr Hayden was really impressed!

This is a bit of what Tom Hayden is writing these days about US-Cuba policies and those “….octogenarian Cuban immigrants from the Bay of Pigs generation” opposing any changes toward the island’s regime:

“The Cubans are moving toward market socialism, with a strong state protecting its widely admired health care, education and social programs.”

“When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, devastating Cuba’s economy, it was widely predicted that a popular anti-Castro revolution would quickly follow, as happened in Eastern Europe. But that was almost 25 years ago, and it never happened — not because Cuba is a perfect police state but because the Cuban people deeply prefer a peaceful transition to a future they themselves choose. Vain attempts to return to the past, or plunge into civil war, are not real alternatives compared with gradual evolution. ”

“Cuba should release the American contractor Alan Gross, who sits in prison after taking prohibited advanced communications equipment into Cuba on multiple occasions. The United States should release four imprisoned members of the so-called Cuban Five back to Cuba. The men were convicted in Miami of conspiracy to commit espionage and other charges after the Cuban air force shot down two planes carrying anti-Castro Cuban exiles.”

There is a lot more to this column but let’s try these for now:

First, Cuba is not moving toward any kind of “market socialism”. It is a failed state desperately looking for someone to bail them out. Mr Hayden should talk to the people who escape the system constantly or the countries that the Castro regime owes money to!

Second, the only ones who admire Cuba’s health care system are the people, like Mr Hayden, who get their care somewhere else.

Third, the Cuban people have not chosen anything, unless Mr Hayden is familiar with some multi-party election that I missed since the Soviet flag come down in 1991.

Last, but not least, comparing the case of Mr Gross and “the Cuban 5” just confirms that Mr Hayden is totally out of touch with reality.  How can Mr Hayden compare the two cases?  Wondering if he understands that Mr Gross never got a fair trial and “The Cuban 5” did?

I’ll be happy to debate Mr Hayden anytime he wants.  Just contact me and we will go one and one on this topic.

I’ll even introduce Mr Hayden to my “octogenarian Cuban” mother who will probably yell at him for knowing so little about Cuba!

“Barbara y su falso mesías”

Barbara Walters admitted the obvious, i.e. too many people got caught up in Obama the Messiah:

“Barbara Walters said the difficulties engulfing President Barack Obama are a reflection of the let-down people are feeling from the high expectations they had during his earliest days in office when she and others thought he was going to be “the next messiah.”

The 81-year-old broadcast journalist made the remarks during an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” on Tuesday, after Morgan asked her why Obama is facing so much opposition and why “he is struggling so much to really fulfill the great flame of ambition and excitement that he was elected on originally in 2009?””

Really Miss Waters? It took 5 years to figure this out.

It took Miss Walters 5 years to figure out that a guy who had never managed anything might run into a few problems trying to run the federal government.   Obama had no executive experience, only 2 years in the US Senate, no significant accomplishments in the Illinois Senate and so on.    Obama was totally unprepared for this job.

Wonder what other liberal is going to come out and admit that he or she fell for the false Messiah?

My guess is that more will “come out of the closet”, specially after they learn that The Affordable Health Care Act is not affordable at all.

 

“Le ronca el mango” and other things that people are saying about the ObamaCare premiums!

You don’t have to read any polls to figure out that the public is very disappointed.

Just talk to them. Ask adults about a job or young people about looking for one!

Or ask them about paying higher premiums so that ObamaCare can work.

Let me tell you what one of my sons’ friends said recently: “That’s not what he said during the campaign”!

That’s right!

He said a lot of things but paying higher premiums was not one of them,

In fact, there is a CNN story that makes this point:

“”All we ever heard about Obamacare is that it would lower our deductibles and premiums,” said Jennifer Slafter, 40 of Mabel, Minn. “That’s just not what’s happened.

“”Slafter and her husband, Steve, are scrambling to find affordable care for themselves and their two children.

The exchange’s Blue Cross Blue Shield plan was $1,087 a month with a $6,000 deductible, while a Medica plan was $877 a month with a $12,700 deductible.

Both are steeper than their current plan.

“Everything got higher,” said Slafter, who is still waiting to hear whether they qualify for a premium subsidy.

But even if they do, she said she’d still find it very tough to meet the deductibles.

So the Affordable Health Care Act is not affordable.   What a shock!

 

Seriously, Florida? Seriously? – UPDATED

Why does Florida keep sending Alan Grayson back to Washington DC time and time again? Are the people in Grayson’s congressional district really of like-mind with this unmitigated, uncivil, uncouth buffoon? Or are they just eager to get him off their streets and out of town?

Here is Grayson’s latest email…

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What a propagandistic, agent provocateur, embarrassment this guy is.
Grayson is the epitome of a useful idiot assclown for the progressive/socialist/communist/Marxist democrat party agenda whose designated job is to go on the TV screen to slobber and spew ugly vitriol, playing to the most willfully ignorant among us … which is why the majority of TV gigs Grayson does are either on that assclown car wreck called MSNBC or HBO’s Bill Maher show. The problem is, the nation is led to believe Alan Grayson is the mirror image and resolute voice of his constituents that sent him to DC. Think hard and carefully in the election, FL-9. You do have a serious choice for sane and dignified representation on the floor of the US Congress … and on TV. “Stop the insanity!” The guy really does write the political ads for his own election opponent(s).

By the way, there are many minority members of the TEA Party, and growing, so, the above disgusting image is, I find, a not-so-subliminal threat to them by Grayson. Yet, people such as Grayson strip them of their skin color and heritage because they are not good little zip-lipped comrades for the “Progressive” cause. They must not think for themselves and expect others to do so as well. Minorities must have a political lobotomy or be skinned alive by the left. The jaded racist history of the nation’s democrat party is something the current democrats and the MSM try very hard to bury every moment of the day. However, since a republican POTUS broke free the chains of slavery, the liberal/leftist democrat party has slapped on new chains of oppression through endless entitlement baiting and addiction, and through ridicule and personal destruction for daring to have and practice free thought and free will … For stepping off the democrat party plantation.

HT: Weasel Zippers

UPDATE:

Grayson is defending his remarks and the KKK analogy citing erroneous claims of racism of the TEA Party (some of which were discovered to be interloping outside ‘plants’ at TEA Party rallies deliberately there for the MSM to do gotcha slams against the TP, and other claims having nothing to do with TEA Party affiliations).

Rep. Grayson blasted over anti-Tea Party email showing burning cross

Even “El Pais” thinks that Branson was over the top!

We saw Alberto De La Cruz’s post earlier today about Richard Branson dressing up as Che to promote his new business ventures.

I found this from “El Pais” in Spain to be rather interesting:

“Si el Che Guevara levantara la cabeza, probablemente volvería a morirse al ver que uno de los hombres más ricos del mundo, defensor del capitalismo a ultranza que lo ha llevado a la cima de las listas de los más millonarios, ha utilizado su mítica boina, su uniforme y sus gestos más característicos para promocionar la marca que más dinero le ha hecho ganar: Virgin.”

It translates to something like this:  If Che raised his head, he’d be shocked to see a big time capitalist dressed up like him.

We can make fun of the picture but there is a serious side to all of this.

Thank God that Mr Branson was not the owner of an airliner in Cuba when the Castro brothers and Che came into power.

He would have been treated to a very bad case of repression and his business would have expropriated in the name of a corrupt revolution.

Branson is really stupid and lucky.

He is stupid for dressing like a communist to promote capitalism.

He is lucky that he never had to live under the leader that he is glorifying with this stupid rebel outfit.

What’s next?  Is he “going Mao or Stalin” to promote Virgin’s flights to Moscow or Peking?

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