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Happy People Don't Vote Democrat. #HPDVD It's both a description and a deliberate strategy. Never-Again-er, and I mean it.
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Jan 7 63 tweets 10 min read
Did a lot of thinking out loud about the J6 Protest.
I have a few thoughts I haven't seen anyone else express, that I think are extremely important. First and foremost, everyone condemning the group of people arrested are betraying the principles of the US Constitution and wrong.
Yes, *everyone*.
Jan 6 7 tweets 2 min read
I've started to see this. This is the 3rd time I've seen it, but a twitter search failed to find the first two.
Can you spot it?

What Democrats are complaining about is the attempt to disrupt a lawful transfer of power.

No longer "overturning an election".
Moving goalpoasts. There are a couple of points I'd like to make regarding this.
First, it cannot be said strongly enough that what the protestors wanted was a *legal* and *lawful* remedy.
They were trying to convince lawmakers to not certify the results until irregularities were investigated fully
Jan 6 6 tweets 1 min read
I just want more GOP politicians to follow Trump's and DeSantis' lead and put the interests of the middle class and small businesses as their top priority.
The whole nation prospers when leaders do this. I guess what really bothers me is that there are 27 GOP Governors. That's down from a few years ago.
But that still covers: AL, AK, AZ, AR, FL, GA, ID, IN, IA, MD, MA, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, ND, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, WV, and WY.
Jan 6 7 tweets 2 min read
J6, 1/6, January 6, the Capitol Protest, or whatever you want to call it, was *not* a coup. It was *not* an insurrection.
Because what they were demanding was a *legal* action.
They wanted Congress to delay certification to *investigate*. All the protestors wanted was greater accountability, stronger proof of the actual election outcome.
Please make note of this, and please highlight this when you see anyone dishonestly calling it a coup:

Democrats call it a coup when the people demand accountability.
Dec 29, 2021 44 tweets 6 min read
I'm reading "Philip Dru: Administrator" right now, and it's something you should consider reading. Maybe not, because many of the things it reveals about Progressives, you already know.
But a few passages struck me, in that it helps dismantle the "Both Sides Fallacy". First, it is amazing to see how the two main characters "fall in love" over ideology...but then how they sacrifice their love *for* their ideology. And not just their love, they sacrifice pretty much everything.
Dec 29, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
This reminds me that Harry Reid's legacy should be, and probably will be, two things:
Nuking the filibuster on Judicial Appointments, paving the way for the current Constitutional domination of the court, and justifying brazen lying about Romney with "He didn't win, did he?" This just underscores what I don't get about RINOs.
Just in recent memory, we know for a fact, undisputed by anyone with a brain, that Democrats:
- defended Bill Clinton lying about compromising security by having an exploitative affair with a junior staffer, to keep him in power
Dec 28, 2021 55 tweets 10 min read
This highlights something I've been saying for a while:
Democrats consider any all problems to be merely Messaging Problems.
I'd like to explain that, and then there are some implications of this I'd like to explore. Let me tie in another of my soapboxes: US schools used to prioritize teaching critical thinking over rote learning. But as education has declined, most likely due to the mediocre and sub-mediocre deciding to be teachers, teaching critical thinking has declined to just gotchas.
Dec 27, 2021 15 tweets 3 min read
I've thought way too much about this. First of all, I really don't get it.
I mean, sure, it's obvious that replacing real actors with muppets makes things ridiculous in a way that is very amusing.
But I feel like we kinda already proved that with Team America (although, to be sure, marionettes rather than muppets)
Dec 23, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
Need some lawyers to do free work for me.
@Gormogons GP, @alexthechick @Gormogons @alexthechick Is it possible to characterize SCOTUS rulings with a bright line between activist and non-activist?
Meaning, anything that legislates from the bench (Roe, Casey, Obergfell?, Citizens United?) different from a basic reminder of the US Constitution?
Dec 22, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
@GovRonDeSantis @ChristinaPushaw I don't want to sound like I think this isn't good. It is. I don't want to make Perfect the enemy of Good.
But think the unaccountable nature of bureaucracy is a bigger threat than any individual bureaucratic sin like CRT.
So the parents can sue, get damages, and even get their legal fees reimbursed. That's great, it helps ensure you don't have to be rich to get justice.
But it is *still* the taxpayer paying for the bureaucrats' sins.
Dec 22, 2021 12 tweets 2 min read
When Rahm Emanuel said "Never let a serious crisis go to waste," it was sorta shocking. It certainly was not the philosophy you want elected officials to have.
It explicitly indicates Democrats have an agenda that exceeds or even contradicts their mandate.
brainyquote.com/quotes/rahm_em… But it wasn't a suggestion for a *new* direction of governance for Democrats, it was a description of what they were already doing.
Dec 22, 2021 27 tweets 4 min read
I think it is very important to note what is happening with the Build Back Better bill and Joe Manchin.
The Left is *dictating* to its constituents what they should want.
Doesn't this highlight that the Left is all about what The Party wants, in disregard to what The People want? The Left collects constituents to get enough power to do what it wants.
The Left does not actually care what those constituents want.
Dec 17, 2021 44 tweets 8 min read
I made this point in the middle of a thread yesterday, but I think it is worth highlighting:
Depending on which poll you believe, a majority of citizens think cheating impacted the 2020 election.
This link says "of likely voters" which is a smaller subset.
westernjournal.com/poll-majority-… I'm going to add a few more tweets linking other polls.
As long ago as February 2021, more than 60% of Republicans thought the 2020 election was not conducted fairly:
christianitydaily.com/articles/10844…
Dec 16, 2021 34 tweets 5 min read
Your tweet should be:
...going forward: a Gabriel-Malorian power play where twitter level Leftists refuse to acknowledge actual vote irregularities and prevent investigations that might prevent future vote fraud, all to avoid a single term of a POTUS they irrationally hate/fear. This is what angers me *most* about unrepentant NeverTrump Republicans: it was just going to be *one* term.
Then you could have gotten behind whatever RINO/Squish candidate you wanted.
Instead, to prevent just *one* more term of Trump, you helped profoundly damage the nation.
Dec 15, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
This is REALLY stupid.
It is anti-science.
It is pro-tax (which is wrong right there).
@GlennYoungkin @VAGOPInCharge Please reverse this NOW.
msn.com/en-us/lifestyl… This is anti-science and wrong because it encourages reusable bags, which become infected with bacteria and actually *kill* people via food poisoning.
It doesn't reduce litter anywhere it's been tried.
It hurts poor people.
Dec 15, 2021 30 tweets 5 min read
Just in case you haven't noticed, I would like to announce that I have thoughts.
I think things.
I have no idea if these thoughts are helpful or innovative until I write them out.
So here's another long, rambling tweet-thread.
This one is about Wild Cards. (1st term I thought of) One thing that has always fascinated me is the NFL draft. Particularly steals and busts.
Dec 15, 2021 13 tweets 2 min read
There may be good reasons to invest in crypto.
I have just realized two reasons you should NOT invest in crypto. I do not have enough knowledge to know if these even come close to counteracting the pros. 1) Crypto has two *very* significant dependencies:
electricity
regional or even world-wide internet connectivity
Dec 15, 2021 34 tweets 6 min read
I think the evidence of the past 5 years clearly shows ANY claim from the government or the MSM must be considered a lie until backed up with incontrovertible proof.
Do not give them the benefit for anything.
This is why I now believe J6 was just a mostly-peaceful protest. This opinion grows even more stubborn as I see people who insist J6 was an insurrection point to the legal outcomes as proof.
No. The legal system has been corrupted to support the narrative. As proven by the Mueller investigation of Trump.
Dec 14, 2021 14 tweets 3 min read
Most people think they know what they need to be happy.
Most of these people are wrong. There are few things more insidious than our own minds.
Dec 13, 2021 20 tweets 4 min read
Previously, I have asserted that the US, and probably even the world, has already entered into a post-scarcity society status.
My examples supporting this are:
My 600-lb Life
and
Hoarders

There is endless material for these two post-scarcity reality shows. "But, Gitabushi! What about poor 3rd world nations? And the starving/homeless here at home?" you ask.

Well, that's due to a combo of three reasons:
logistics
politics
agency

Govts use dissatisfaction to get power, which they use to create additional dissatisfaction and get rich
Dec 3, 2021 46 tweets 9 min read
I'm really bothered by the "Both Sides" or "A Pox on *BOTH* your houses!" attitudes for two main reasons. One obvious, one not so obvious.

Strap in. It's another meandering thread written off the cuff. I grant that in outcome/effect, Democrats and Republicans both contribute to the degradation of the traditions and institutions that form the backbone of our liberty.
But it just isn't that simple.
There's no reason to throw up your hands in despair without making things worse.