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Luntz Group Hates Trump, Trump Hates Luntz

Frank Luntz did another focus group of the debate.  Trump fared poorly.

A lot of the support for Trump among the Aware is simply a big “Fuck You” to the GOP establishment.  When they stop pushing Jeb and Kasich, then you’ll see a sizable shift away from Trump to people like Cruz and Paul.

I think it is different for the Unawares (which is what Luntz curates for his group.)  These are people who only deal in what Limbaugh calls the Drive By Media.  They get little snippets.

What are the snippets on Trump?  “Trump has now said (something that liberals think is outrageous) and you should be terrified of him now!”  And the Unawares immediately dismiss it.

I think the thought process goes like this:

  1. They hate the media and think the media does nothing but feed them lies.
  2. The media is lying about Trump because they hate him.
  3. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, and they must be lying about him for a reason.

I don’t think it is anything more complex than that.  Trump isn’t a particularly likable guy.  He’s terrible on policy.  He gets my FU vote, but that doesn’t explain the Unawares support.  If they are doing it as an FU to the media, then it all makes sense — and it also explains why they don’t like him when they actually get him unfiltered by a media report.

 

 

Parenting While Black

So in Houston, this Mother was charged with child abandonment when said kids were never out of sight.

To add insult to injury, she was there conducting a job interview.  (And she got the job.)

This “stranger danger” and “precious snowflakes” shit is far, far out of hand for all races.  Those kids were never in danger.  There aren’t perverts waiting around every corner for a chance to snatch a kid away.  These kids weren’t neglected — they were just fed before they went out to play.  They weren’t even outside.

She was doing all the things that a parent should be doing, and got shit for it.  The thing is, white parents also get shit for this — but they don’t get arrested.  This mother, however, is black.

A different story says that a cop found the kids crying and alone, and took them to the mall office.  Still another says that someone called the cops because the kids were alone.  Given that all reporting sucks (and all cops lie) who knows what the truth is?  The fact remains, however, that she still should not have been arrested.

What the hell is wrong with this cop?  When I was a kid, you didn’t get dragged away and locked in the backroom if you lost your parents.  The cop helped you find your parents.  He sure as shit didn’t arrest them when he found them, white or black.

What kind of chickenshit busybody calls the cops to come get a crying child instead of going to help the child?  How callous and cowardly an asshole are you that you won’t take the time to console a crying child, but you will call 911?

Shitheels abound in this story, and they are entirely representative of the society that we have created.

BlackLivesMatter

But only when they are ended by a white person.

If a black man is murdered by a carload of black racists?

That don’t matter.

Tolerance

A Denton, TX  JP is proving that the gay mafia won’t accept tolerance. They want and are demanding a full on kowtowing.  Anything less will cause nothing but more strife, so there is no reason to give any more.

TOLERATE

1:  to endure or resist the action of (as a drug or food) without serious side effects or discomfort; exhibit physiological tolerance for

2a :  to allow to be or to be done without prohibition, hindrance, or contradiction

b :  to put up with <learn to tolerate one another>

Note that none of that is anything like encouraging, celebrating, desiring, etc.  The very definition of tolerance is that you are willing to put up with it.  This JP is putting up with it, pure and simple.

“I went back in forth with it, and I made the decision that, for my constituents, if that is their desire — it doesn’t matter to me what a person’s sexual preference is, what their sexual orientation is. Regardless, they’re a human being and they deserve dignity and respect. If that’s the way that they want to live their life, that’s between them, their partner and either they believe in their God or not, that’s their choice,” DePiazza says.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is the very definition of tolerance.  Keep it in mind, and note how often the left refuses to tolerate the right.

Katherine Franke, the director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project at Columbia University’s law school, says that what DePiazza is doing — specifically in making marriage seekers sign the letter — is probably unconstitutional.

“I think it’s an interesting innovation in trying to hold your nose and do your job by making everybody else hold your nose as well. It’s creative, but I don’t imagine it will stand up in court,” Franke says. “Even for a heterosexual couple that’s getting married and [DePiazza’s] not opposed to their marriage, the only way they can get married is to acknowledge that he doesn’t want to marry gay people. I could see straight people being offended.”

Franke is probably wrong.  There’s a quite a lot of inherent power in the judicial system for a judge to run his courtroom the way he sees fit.  Judges can tell you to shut up about anything they don’t want to hear, and that absolutely applies to back talk.  You don’t get to complain about the way a judge rules on an objection, you don’t get to bitch about prior rulings, and it follows that you don’t get to bitch about his policies on marriage declarations.

Judges have an inherent right to control their courtroom.  They can tell you what you can and cannot say, what you can and cannot wear, where you can and cannot sit, and so on.  Things that are absolutely protected in other places, like wearing shirts with slogans on them or carrying signs, can absolutely be prohibited by a judge within the walls of his courtroom.

Like it or not, this part will almost certainly stand.  The judges above him aren’t going to give up their right to control their courtrooms by making up some exception here that will later bite them in the ass.

Criminalizing Gay Marriage

So the gay mafia has succeeded in shoving gay marriage down the throats of America against it’s will.

Fine.

Expect to see a lot of gay people being thrown in jail in states like Oklahoma real soon.  Adultery can be illegal and often is — and you can bet now that gay people are going to be getting married, gay people are going to start going to jail for it.  And statutes are often written, like in Oklahoma, so that you can be guilty of adultery even if you aren’t married — because your sex partner was.

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