Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: Just Win baby

Posted on July 27, 2020

Football fans will recognize the title from Al Davis, longtime owner of the Oakland Raiders. Joe Biden should have that phrase painted in bold letters on the ceiling in his bedroom so its the first thing he sees when he wakes up in the morning…which damm well better be before Six AM.

You got work to do, Joe. Politics ain’t beanbag. The other side is coming for you. You’ve said you’re a fighter. Show us.

Here’s the 2016 Map. It’s Hillary’s loser’s map but, I’m sure you can see a win hidden inside. You should know you won twice with Obama.

2016 ELECTORAL MAP

Joe, you hold what Hillary won and you need to pick up 38 Electoral Votes to win the Election. Are you telling me you can’t win PA? You grew up in Scranton, you got Ed Rendell, two term Governor helping you and you can drive to PA from Wilmington in 15 minutes. I booked it for you. Don’t worry about it. PA has 20, now you need 18.

Next door is Ohio, 18 electoral votes. Isn’t that special. You and Obama won it twice. Hillary lost it by 8 points. That’s ridiculous, absurd and insane. There may have been a worse candidate than Hillary, but I doubt it. Let’s look elsewhere for our 270 Plus No Matter What Block.

Michigan should always be Democrat. You and Obama won it twice. Hillary lost it by less than half a point. I know you’ll go and fight for it. You’re their kind of guy and you got a great Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, and former Governor, Jennifer Granholm, pushing you over the top. They have 16 electoral votes leaving you two short in your 270 Plus No Matter What Block.

Let’s go South. You and Obama carried Florida twice. Hilary lost it by a little more than 1%. You gotta have it. It’s 29 electoral votes. Its non negotiable… “Just win Florida, Baby.” You should. I have it on good authority that a big block that traditionally goes Republican in Florida, Cuban Americans, have had a bellyful with the other guy. You have to have a running mate that helps in Florida. I’m writing it down. Biden wins Florida. Its in your 270 Plus No Matter What Block. You’re over the top, by 27 electoral votes. Continue Reading…….

Live Free and Die an Imbecile: Put Herman Cain in for a Darwin Award

The Darwin Awards salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally remove themselves from it in a spectacular manner!

Surely Herman Cain satisfied the criteria to be a big winner for 2020 by disregarding common sense and attending an indoor rally for his hero Donald Trump in Tulsa despite his advanced age and plethora of risk factors weighing against him.

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies after battle with coronavirus ~ Kevin Breuninger

On Facebook the snowflakes melted down on the news without considering the following inescapable fact. What kind of leader deliberately encourages his supporters to engage in reckless behavior during a pandemic? The answer is painfully obvious to all but the most ardent Trumpanzees, because it takes a special kind of contempt to kill your own supporters. Tucker Carlson of all people spilled the beans about a month ago:

“‘No matter what,’ they’ll tell you,” Carlson said of a handful of advisers around the president, “‘our voters aren’t going anywhere. The trailer parks are rock-solid. What choice do they have? They’ve got to vote for us.'”

He continued: “Jared Kusher, for one, has made that point out loud. No one has more contempt for Donald Trump’s voters than Jared Kushner does.”

I can understand the contempt for people that are so dumb despite the fact that it is not right but the nuance that Kushner missed is the human psychology that comes with people that have made the Faustian bargain that now understand in their heart of hearts they have gained nothing from selling their souls to the devil. You can almost hear Herman Cain screaming from the pain of the hellfire. Continue reading “Live Free and Die an Imbecile: Put Herman Cain in for a Darwin Award”

Good News, Better News…..

We’re blowing and going here on the main campus and I look to be very tied up with the day job until next month, when I drop the very and should just be tied up.

The better news is we’re able to do about ten miles of road work before 8 AM, which is freeing up more of the day for other things, such as collapsing from exhaustion. Seriously we haven’t felt this good since we were in our 20s.

Here is a link for those that missed it concerning the criminals in the Catholic Church. At least this one isn’t for buggering kids:

Ex-Miss. priest indicted; accused of lying about cancer, Mexican orphanage. Catholic Diocese enters into deferred prosecution agreement with US Attorney ~ Jacob Gallant

It will be OK folks, they scapegoated a couple of the accountants. We should all feel safer now. Except for the sexual predators that is.

Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: Consider the Possibilities

Posted on July 13, 2020
I’m trying to figure out what’s likely to happen in our politics given the pandemic, Trump vs Biden, and African Americans demanding their rightful place in all aspects of American life. The best strategy I can think of, in order to make an informed guess about the future, is to eliminate things that clearly are not going to happen and see what we’re left with.

The main event may be Biden-Trump, but the undercard, Nancy Pelosi versus Tucker Carlson, has probative and entertainment value. Carlson and Pelosi haven’t locked horns directly. They would have no reason to. Not yet. But, I have a feeling there will come a time.

Nancy represents the Democratic Party at its best and Tucker represents what Republicans have become. For Nancy, the Democratic Party is a vehicle to help achieve better lives for the the poor, minorities, the working class with an emphasis on peaceful co-existence abroad as opposed to “preemptive” military adventurism and “regime change” stupidity.

Meanwhile, Tucker, is the perfect spokesman for what the Republican Party has become: a vehicle to search for liberal hypocrisy and subject it to merciless ridicule. That’s the whole package. Nobody on the Right talks about “how good Trump is.” How could they? It’s all about how bad Obama was(?!), ridiculing Joe’s obvious challenges (Sean Hannity‘s speciality) and looking for some Democrat somewhere to say something stupid that can then be attributed it to all Democrats and used as “evidence” that democrats “hate America.” That’s Tucker’s area. Judging by the ratings he gets he does it well. And, judging by the ratings MSNBC and CNN don’t get, they’re losing the media battle and keeping Trump in the race….barely.

So, given the above, here’s what looks possible and probable:

FIRST. Trump will not win a convincing indisputable re-election. It’s not out of the question that he could win a squeaker(decided by one or two states) but there is no chance that he will win big. He has never been above 49% in his job approval rating and he’s at 38% (Gallup) now. If the pandemic lessened significantly and the stock market was strong he could win a close one but he remains a significant underdog. The only things that give Trump any chance at all are the shortcomings of the Biden campaign underscored every weekday night by Carlson and Hannity, on FOX with lame and ineffective counter by MSNBC and CNN. Where is Keith Oberman when we need him?

SECOND. It’s entirely possible that Biden will win big and convincingly and more likely that he will have a solid win or even a squeaker. Biden has three possibilities: a big win; a smaller but solid win; a squeaker. Trump has one winning possibility, a squeaker. Trump’s base is not getting bigger and the Despise Trump Base is getting bigger. Continue Reading……

Prepare yourselves folks because its fixing to hit the fan again

Judging from the average Facebook comment to the local newspaper stories on the topic of the Covid pandemic, there are a shit ton of dangerously ignorant people out there:

‘Major disaster’ looms as Mississippians ignore COVID-19 rules, top health official says ~ Anita Lee

Other takeways from Dobbs interviews so far:

He told Jackson Free Press reporter Nick Judin that, unless coronavirus spread is brought under control, people could be unable to find hospital beds after car wrecks or ventilators after heart attacks because of COVID-19 care demands.

When the next quarantine comes the stores will again be slammed. The inability to return paper goods may deter toilet paper hoarding at your local big box store. However, the stores here are just now restocking with dried goods like beans so now may be a good time to make sure your pantry is full if you can get them.

Tips derived from my casual observations from our last lock down:

  • Do not stress eat. If you get extra spare time use it to walk outside and try to lose a few pounds. To the extent there is evidence that Covid-19 attacks the vascular system as much or more than it targets the lungs, obesity is a major risk factor for Covid. Losing weight cuts your risk of getting severely ill. Stopping smoking also cuts your risk greatly.
  • Healthy foods did not disappear from Grocery store shelves nearly as much as processed/pre-made frozen foods etc. Eat fresh, you’ll feel better for it.

Stay safe folks, especially those of you in high risk groups.

Black Lives Matters Protests Continue Across the State (Pictures)

I’ve personally never seen anything like this in my 50 plus years here in Mississippi. Back during the tropical storm people gathered at Blaylock Park in Wiggins and Slabbed was there:

And despite the wind and rain people continued to trick in after the official start time:

The group up here was so peaceful I did not notice a single law enforcement officer among those gathered. Then again the impetus for this rally came from the local business community as did last Friday evening’s march in Bay St Louis:

Photos Courtesy of Michael Ramsey
Photos Courtesy of Michael Ramsey

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Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: Trump – Talking to Himself

Posted on June 22, 2020

Kennedy drew 60,000 at 3AM in Waterbury; Obama, 150,00 in Denver; Trump 6,200 in Tulsa, including staff, secret service, assorted flunkies, wannabees, and, supernumeraries. That’s about right. The universe is starting to make sense.

The Trump Act is getting stale and tired. The “cover story” of shaking things up does’t wash. Deep state, Antifa (anyone have their phone number?) fake news. It’s all bull and boring to boot. A cover for incompetence that knows no bounds. And, drama. Always drama and lies, the two constants in Trump World.

There’s a New Base in town. The old base, Trump’s, is getting smaller by the day. They showed what they have in Tulsa. Dozens and dozens of them. The New Base is united by their contempt for Trump. They started to coalesce around Trump incompetence on Covid. It took a giant leap forward with the nine minute slow motion execution of George Floyd, under the knee of former Minneapolis Police Officer, Derek Chauvin. It continues to grow as we speak.

There is a tremendous hunger out there in the country for simple virtues: honesty, empathy, fairness, competence. Enough with the slow motion walk across the Park for the picture with the Bible. He got his picture, but the Mayor of Washington, Muriel Bowser, seized the moment and more by painting in huge block letters BLACK LIVES MATTER, on 16th St, visible from space, and, most importantly, from the Residential Quarters of the White House.

People are angry, motivated and paying attention. A matter that, in normal circumstances, would get medium level press attention, the replacement of a prosecuting attorney in one of the 90 federal districts in the country, had the full attention of the Country. Continue Reading……