sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mid-Week Thoughts

Islamophobia?


Sometimes the irony surrounding the unqualified support for hard core Islam by the progressive left makes even me cringe. When you look at how they treat women and homosexual people in the Muslim paradises of Saudi Arabia and Iran, you'd think that the progressives would side with Trump. However that's not the case, is it?

The Rope Tightens

It's almost always like this in big criminal cases and there has never been one as big as the one against Hillary Clinton - because of the political implications both to Clinton, the Democrat Party and to the nation (are we a nation of laws or not?).  It's the death of a thousand cuts at the moment. 

The cackling crone lost the second state in a row to a 74 year old curmudgeonly socialist in West Virginia last night. This is supposed to be the part of the primary where Hillary is taking a victory lap with her two hundred fifty super delegates who insure a lock for her anointment to become the Democrat nominee for president. However that's not how it's working out.

It's not much of a surprise after she bragged and laughed about putting those coal miners out of work once and for all. In a state that has seen over 100,000 jobs lost since Barack took office due to EPA regulations - having Hillary (promising Obama's third term) joke about it must not have sat well with the people in West Virginia.

There is a real chance that Hillary will lose California. When she shows up to hold a rally in the Golden State there are more protesters against her than there are against Trump. The Democrat's Convention should be fun to watch. Don't microwave your popcorn. Pop it the old fashioned way. It tastes better.

I'm sure that the Clinton Campaign mandarins are in free fall after the latest  Q poll showed that she was tied with Trump in Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio.  Somebody did a poll who showed that roughly half of the Sanders supporters would vote for Trump instead of the Bitch of Benghazi. It's a strange election year.



Going to the Olympics?

The Summer Olympic games begin in Brazil on Friday, August 5 and they end on Sunday, August 21. It will be interesting to see what happens in between those dates, and how it impacts those who will be attending

Yesterday, supporters of President Dilma Rousseff set up burning barricades and blocked roads across the country to protest the Congressional impeachment process. The roadblocks caused widespread disruption in all Brazilian states.

Protesters blocked the main access roads to Sao Paulo, causing huge traffic jams during the morning rush-hour. Police said there were barricades on 14 highways in Brazil's 26 states and the Federal District of Brasilia. 

In Rio de Janeiro, (which will host the Olympics) in August and September, protesters set up barricades at a major road linking the city to the state of Sao Paulo. In the north-eastern city of Natal, buses did not run in the morning and the road next to the main university was blocked. Classes were suspended.

The Senate is due to vote on the impeachment today (May 11). A simple majority in favor of a full trial will suspend President Rousseff for up to 180 days. Her government has asked the Supreme Court to suspend the impeachment process for alleged irregularities

Protests in Brazil
These are the first serious street demonstrations reported since the impeachment process began. There are no indications that the protests are uncontrollable, but they add to the political instability, economic uncertainty and the atmosphere of crime.

(CNN) Brazilian soccer star Rivaldo wrote on Instagram, "Things are getting uglier here every day. I advise everyone with plans to visit Brazil for the Olympics in Rio — to stay home. You'll be putting your life at risk here. This is without even speaking about the state of public hospitals and all the Brazilian political mess. Only God can change the situation in our Brazil."