Leftists Are “Aggressive” But Trump Supporters Are “Violent”


Star-Tribune:

Donald Trump roiled Minnesota politics for a few hours Friday night without ever showing his face in public.

The New York businessman made his first visit to the state as the Republican presidential candidate for a private nighttime fundraiser at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Dozens of protesters gathered out front ahead of the event and marched around the large building. Later in the ­evening, a smaller contingent grew unruly. Some fundraiser attendees were pushed and jostled, spit on and verbally harassed as they left the ­convention center.


Imagine if Tea Partiers had acted like that.

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This Is What Leadership Looks Like


Yesterday Donald Trump gave a speech:

The establishment media doesn’t cover what really matters in this country, or what’s really going on in people’s lives. They will take words of mine out of context and spend a week obsessing over every single syllable, and then pretend to discover some hidden meaning in what I said.

Just imagine for a second if the media spent this energy holding the politicians accountable who got innocent Americans like Kate Steinle killed – she was gunned down by an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times.

Just imagine if the media spent this much time investigating the poverty and joblessness in our inner cities.

Just think about how much different things would be if the media in this country sent their cameras to our border, or to our closing factories, or to our failing schools. Or if the media focused on what dark secrets must be hidden in the 33,000 emails Hillary Clinton deleted.

Instead, every story is told from the perspective of the insiders. It’s the narrative of the people who rigged the system, never the voice of the people it’s been rigged against.

So many people suffering in silence. No cameras, no coverage, no outrage from a media class that seems to get outraged over just about everything else.

So again, it’s not about me. It’s never been about me. It’s about all the people in this country who don’t have a voice.

I am running to be their voice.

I am running to be the voice for every forgotten part of this country that has been waiting and hoping for a better future.

I am glad that I make the powerful a little uncomfortable now and again – including some powerful people in my own party. Because it means I am fighting for real change.

There’s a reason the hedge fund managers, the financial lobbyists, the Wall Street investors, are throwing their money at Hillary Clinton. Because they know she will make sure the system stays rigged in their favor.

It’s the powerful protecting the powerful.

The insiders fighting for the insiders.

I am fighting for you.


As speeches go that was a pretty good one. But there is a reason I don’t like speeches. Too often they are just words.

Today, while Obama golfed and Hillary rested, Donald Trump and Mike Pence went to Baton Rouge. Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards warned against using the trip as a “photo-op”. I agree with Gov. Edwards to the extent that if all Trump is looking for is a photo-op then he should stay away.

For the past eight years we have had a photo-op administration. Obama shows up and gives speeches when he sees political advantage to be gained. He commemorates important events with photos of himself. That’s not leadership.

Television shows us the world but it can give us a false sense of “being there.” Some things have to be seen in person to grasp their scale. But being a mere tourist isn’t leadership.

Leaders lead.

In times of crisis leaders bring us together and inspire hope. Leaders take charge and give direction. Leaders don’t need to have all the answers, they just need to know how to find them.

Donald Trump is a leader.


Nero fiddled, Obama golfs

Nero fiddled, Obama golfs


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TGIF: Steel Magnolias Edition

If you’re still plugged in, here’s a fresh open thread to play with😀

I don’t need to take a personality test to find out which Steel Magnolia character I am, I’m definitely a Ouiser !

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The Joy Of Unplugging

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As you probably know, for my mental and physical health I have been unplugging myself. Eight years ago I was spending 16-20 hours a day online, reading blogs, surfing for news, then commenting or writing posts.

(Insomnia and OCD is a dangerous combo.)

Nowadays I force myself to unplug from the internet and I feel a lot better. I avoid news shows and newspapers too. I watch a little television, mostly Giants games and Jeopardy! Mostly I read books. Right now I’m halfway thru Feast Of Crows which is the 4th book of the Game Of Thrones series.

But I’m not pulling a Ted Kaczynski and moving to a cabin in the Montana woods to write a manifesto by candlelight. I plug back in a couple times a day to make sure the world is still out there. Then I remember why I unplugged in the first place.

I hate the world.

I highly recommend unplugging. Unplug your computer, your television and your phone(s). Talk to people and pets in the real world. Do something constructive.

Get a life.


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Don Surber’s Going To Have To Write Another Book !

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Make America Safe Again – Trump on Milwaukee

Trump’s Speech last night in Wisconsin.

And here’s the transcript.

OPEN THREAD

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Seems Legit

Saw shorter version today and it had me in tears – of laughter.

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