Face of the Day: Hillary Nixon

The great difficulty for the Democrats, is that if Hillary Clinton falls (ie gets prosecuted over her classified emails scandal and cannot continue to run for the Dem’s nomination) who else is there?  Joe Biden?  The same issue the NZ Labour party has, neglect of bringing on new blood.  The Republican’s could win de facto. They’ve put all their eggs in one basket, and that egg is smelling bad.. This meme references Watergate, and the missing minutes of the Watergate tapes, as well as Clinton’s catch-call over Benghazi and other Secretary of State management issues, “what difference does it make?

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66. The Craig’s Smear Campaign Attracts Ire. Behind the Scenes of the Colin Craig Catastrophe (28 Aug 2015)

More than a month on and people are still receiving that personalised and untrue slur and smear ‘attack politics’ magazine against me and two others, from Colin Craig and his wife, that they have mailed to most homes in New Zealand. And they accuse us of “attack politics”?  Rii-ght.  It is full of lies and untruths and delusional nonsense. “Dirty Politics” indeed. An anonymous cartoonist who received the unsolicited missive in their letterbox, has responded…

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If Trumpy Gave the Gettysburg Address

If Donald Trump Gave The Gettysburg Address...

Maybe if Donald Trump was president during the Civil War, things would have turned out quite differently –

Thanks. What an incredible crowd. They tell me this is the biggest crowd in the history of the North.
A while back some founders got together. And I mean they were good people but they really didn’t know anything about building a country. C’mon, you know, let’s face facts. Franklin with his little glasses and Washington with those horrible dentures — it was a nightmare. They didn’t know what the hell they were doing.
So then everyone comes to me and they say, “Please help us we’re in this terrible mess.” And believe me I knew this was gonna happen because our leaders were a total disaster who didn’t have a clue how to negotiate. Not the first clue, OK. It’s crazy. And I knew em all. Millard Filmore? The guy was a trainwreck. Franklin Pierce? A complete moron. Moron. And then James Buchanan they say dressed up like a woman if you can even believe it. I could tell you stories.
I mean they’re useless but I did business with ’em because I’m a businessman. It’s what I do. I traded cotton. I traded tobacco. I built the biggest plantations in the world. In fact I’ll tell you a story. Jefferson Davis came to me and begged me — begged me to live on a beautiful plantation that I had built in Mississippi. And it was beautiful, everything top notch and luxurious. I mean not the slave cabins ’cause they’re built for slaves. But everything was great and he’s pleading with me and what am I gonna say, “No”? So I sold it to him for an unbelievable profit. Largest profit ever made on a plantation sale. Hundreds of dollars in profit all pre-Confederate, which two centuries from now will be worth around $10 billion if maybe I decide to leave any to my kids. Who knows. We’ll see. And I say that not to brag just to give you an idea what’s what.
And by the way the slaves love me. Love me. The food portions. The amount of sleep. They’re nuts about me. If they end up freed when this is all over I will win the slave vote.
Anyway our politicians are the worst, they’re total failures and they didn’t let the South go bye bye and so I pick up the paper today and I read Salmon Chase may run against me in ’64! This idiot is in my own cabinet. And I like my cabinet, most of them have terrible beards but they’re OK. They follow orders. First of all what kind of name is Salmon? Should be a harpooneer on a whaling ship with a name like that. So I thought to myself, Salmon Chase, isn’t he the guy who night and day pleaded for a job with me after I kicked his ass at the convention in 1860? It was. I even found his telegraph number, give it a try see if it works. Dot dot dash dash dash dot dash dot dot dot dash.
And I can just hear the papers: “Abraham’s attacking again. He’s saying terrible things.” No. I say what I say because I’m honest. And I’m actually doing my job. Not like those nitwits in Washington. I mean I’m out here opening a cemetery for Christ sake! And as I look at this place I’m thinking, “How could there have been so many casualties?” There’s rocks and orchards all around, if I had the time I’d develop the property, but you can’t tell me that if you call yourself a soldier and you hear a shell or something coming you couldn’t have found a place to hide. And incidentally, so what, now Meade is some kind of a great general because he defeated Pickett’s charge? You’re up on a ridge with all your cannons and everything and the other army is walking right toward you. I mean they’re literally walking. Who couldn’t win that!
The point is I’m up all hours saving the Union and then here we are in this cemetery and I’m supposed to do what? Honor the dead? They’re dead. They’re losers. How are we in debt to them? I hate to tell you, but I like the guys who didn’t die. I’ll honor some of them.
And speaking of honoring, they want me to wrap up so they can honor me at a dinner. I’m so in demand it’s insanity half the time. All I’m telling you is if you’re living everything is for you.
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7Best (Chess Sets. 5/7)

Originally posted on coNZervative:

A daily “7Best” of the incredible and unusual to serve your week.
Contributions from readers welcomed.

Czech-mate. 3-way Chess.

3-way chess
A chess board unearthed in the Czech Republic takes a fresh look at chess adding a third player. Note the letters in the columns to help guide play. The game starts out like regular chess, but somewhere near the middle all hell breaks loose in an orgy of complex diagonal moves. Moreover, because there are three players, a certain amount of cooperation must take place to determine a winner. For example, two players can gang up on the third to speed up elimination and two players must compete for the right to check mate the third.

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Granny of the Week

Now that I am officially a Grandparent, it’s ‘Granny of the Week’ time.  Dedicated to Gen. Y. and all those ‘homeless’ girls I know, who feel the need to casually work Manchester Street to get beer or pay off student loans.

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Chest of Drawers of the Day

There is always HOPE and redemption.  God is a Restorer.

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Signs of Our Times #456

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Part 7. GANGNAM Style: Visiting North & South Korea 2014.

Originally posted on coNZervative:

Before leaving the JSA (Joint Security Area), a post on the notorious Axe Murder Incident.  As mentioned, tourists have been killed in the JSA.  In 1976 there was a very serious incident that almost re-ignited the Korean War.

PB70Within the JSA stood a large poplar tree on the South side that blocked the South’s view of various points within the JSA ‘corral’ (OP 5 and UNC CP3).  In terms of preparedness for a sudden surge from the North (they have a barracks on site, and build tunnels into South Korea) this need for an unobstructed view is understood.

At UNC CP 3 there is a guard and the site sits next to the Demarcation Line. It is described by the on site troops as “the loneliest place in the world.”  Regular JSA site pruning and trimming was accepted by both sides and had been carried out…

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Meanwhile, over at eHarmony…

“So, do you like cats?”  ~ Rover, MustlikeDogs.com. (OMGosh, the Cat People are BREEDING).

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Heckling at Trump Press Conference (Ramos)

la-la-na-jorge-ramos-wre0030710681-20150825This Trump encounter with a heckling universe-focusses-around-me-precious-darling, is interesting.  Trump handles this well, and with only three words (“You Weren’t Called”). A nod brings in a big security guy who courteously but firmly marches Jorge Ramos out. Trump looks commanding, in control, strong and – having said I may have underestimated Trump – looking more presidential.  Note how he’s set out and managed his whole press conference..it looks and sounds Presidential.

Ramos is a news anchor and a Mexican-American commentator, activist, and author. Frankly here, he was just rude, obnoxious and bad-mannered. He made Trump look good.

Americans are obviously warming to Trumps no-nonsense, straight-talkin’ style.  They’re soooooo tired of the Washington weasel speak. Trumpy might have a shot.  I would never have thought that, but we shall see. Anyhow, this is simply going to assist his campaign. Own goal for the Left.

Ramos was eventually invited back, and the two sparred over Immigration.

Some have said this was dangerous for Trump, as Ramos is such an influence with Latino voters, but Trump ain’t bending to no-one, and I think people are enjoying that.  He ain’t captured and is truly independent.

As a security firm owner myself, I was watching the security staff.  Very professional.  Note how the first security guard talks, but actually talks control with his hands to make happen what needs to happen (the chit chat on “rights” is secondary). He takes control, all the time being vocally courteous but physically directional. The secondary guard steps in behind his colleague, to block the way back to the area of the offending, and reinforce their control, escorting Ramos the other way. You’ll see staff 3 (the white bald guy at left) “opens his door” to allow colleague 1 to escort Ramos away, as he is on point and controlling the situation, creating an open corridor and then closeing back in. Smooth and well-trained. Just like African Praire Dogs team-shepherding gazelle.

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