Here's a graphic from the Washington Post. It was accompanied by paens of praise for Democrats, saying this is a harbinger of Great Democratic Victories To Come. What a bunch of twits.
The Republican lost the governors race in Virginia. CNN and MSNBC are hailing this as a huge victory for the left, and prophesying a great Democratic victory in the mid term elections. The actuality of it is that a Republican, or conservative of any stripe, isn't going to win in Virginia. Too many federal employees (not all of them vote Democrat but a majority do), far too many illegal voters, too many felons who had their voting rights restored by the last governer (a Democrat), and finally , there are just too many minorities in the state. The conservative, rural , white segment of the population just isn't enough to overcome all this. Gillespie didn't help himself any by trying to keep some distance between himself and the President, a fact that wasn't lost on a good many conservatives who just decided not to vote for him as a result.
So now, Virginia will have another Governor who is in favor of sanctuary cities, favors illegal immigration, a mass "refugee" immigration program, is soft on crime, vehemently anti- 2nd amendment, and will now institute his promised removal of all Confederate statues, despite polls showing that 67 percent of Virginia residents want them left alone. But, he made promises to the BLM in exchange for their support.
As I was flipping through the news channels last night, I saw the add calling for the impeachment of President Trump several times. If you haven't been following it, George Soros wannabe, Tom Steyer, has put up ten million dollars to run the add below in all fifty states during prime time , on all major networks. This guy is a billionaire , a self described "mega-donor" to the Democratic Party, and wants to be the next governor of California. He should fit right in in that lunatic fringe state.
Fox News, which is certainly not the bastion of conservative thought it used to be, agreed to run the add. That brought such howls from the few viewers Fox has left, that they then took it off. So Steyer is suing them.
This video about sums it up. Stuart Varney is always right to the point.
Well, I used to end posts like this one by saying that at least I was safe from all the negative developments in the country, because I was up here in the mountains.
That was before I had to wait in line behind Burka clad , sour faced old ladies with their perfume drenched husbands at the Subway. That was before I had to stand in line listening to Moslems shrieking and giggling at Walmart while they held up the line for 20 minutes. That was before we started having break ins not just by Hispanics, but blacks as well. So all the nastiness out there in "the larger world" is impacting right here at home. Who was it that said "no man is an island."?
Maybe Joel out in the middle of the desert is the only one safe from all this.
Here's today's Branco cartoon. Personally, I think it's really funny that the same person who fed the debate questions to Hillary on the sly, so she could be ready with responses, is now complaining about "dishonesty" in the Democratic Party. Dishonesty IS the democratic party. She's just mad because she thinks she didn't get a fair share of the "party favors."
I have to get cleaned up and go to town. I don't really feel like making the trip, but we are running low on a few things, and have to turn in some library books. Maybe it will improve my attitude to get out for awhile. I don't think we've been off the mountain in four days now.
In the category of strange events:
I walked down the mountain to the mailbox yesterday. The old guy who lives down at the foot of the mountain came roaring out, he loves to visit, and he can always tell when I am walking down the road because his pit bull barks off the porch.
He asked me if I got the job.
He's really old, but his mind is clear. I wondered if he was "slipping" and I asked him , what job?
So he told me someone had called him on the phone a week ago, and said I put him down as a reference for a job application. He said the guy started asking questions about me, and so , being the normal mountain person he is, the old guy said he didn't think he ought to talk about me to someone else. He told the caller that he (meaning me) "keeps to himself."
But the caller said I was sitting right there in front of him in his office, and said it was ok to answer his questions.
The pit bulls owner may be old but he isn't stupid. He asked to speak with me, and the caller started to BS, saying he didn't have time to do all that and if the questions weren't answered he would just throw my "application" in the trash ,so the old fellow hung up. He smelled a rat there.
And forgot about the whole thing until he saw me meandering down the forest service road.
I asked my ancient cronie if he had caller id, although I was pretty sure he didn't as he doesn't have cordless phones. He said he didn't, no surprise there.
There was a time I would have worried about that business. Now I don't care a Tinker's damn.