Year-End Wrap Up

Hello Friends and Happy New Year!

The ball is about ready to drop in the Big Apple. Merry-makers everywhere will soon ring in the new year. Time for a quick look at our top posts and most popular topics of 2017, followed by a word about Twitter.

Nutshell: a total of 88 posts over eight active months. The most popular post reading day is Friday (30% of views). The most popular hour is 6:00 p.m. 

The Top 12 Conservelocity posts of 2017 were, in descending order:

  1. Is Aberdeen Mayor Courting Conflict of Interest in Tesla Deal? (picked up by Teslarati, et.al.)
  2. Russ Burke Lawsuit Over
  3. State Legislator$ Talk $, ‘Vexacious’ at County
  4. GUEST AUTHOR: Montesanoans Chime In On Roundabout, Rest Stop
  5. GUEST AUTHOR: Stop the Train Wreck in Montesano!
  6. Dear “Women’s March”-ers: No, You Don’t
  7. Mayor to Montesanoans on Roundabout, Rest Stop: ‘Sit Down and Shut Up’?
  8. “TNT” at County Commission
  9. Why I’m No Longer a “Constitutional Conservative”
  10. GUEST AUTHOR: Mayor or Monarch in Montesano?
  11. Remembering Ray Brown
  12. Is Patty Murrary an Idiot?

Most Clicks:

Most Frequent Commenters:

Em, Kent, and pst4USA

One last thing. As you know by now, President Trump signed the historic tax overhaul bill just before Christmas. It includes a repeal of probably the most odious portion of Obama’s signature legislation, the individual mandate. About time.

Note to “Full Repealers”: Folks, full repeal wasn’t gonna happen. It was a nice idea, but “full repeal” was a pipe dream right out of the gate. Not gonna say “I told you so,” but I did tell you so… (See: Did ‘Conservatives’ Miss the Boat on Healthcare Bill?)

Did I say “one last thing”? Okay. I fibbed. Second last thing: Twitter Dump.

Did you hear about the latest Twitter purge? It began on December 18. Lots of Conservative tweeters jumped ship to The Other Platform.

Explains Truth Revolt:

In anticipation of the Twitter purge, some users have switched to using Gab — a competitive social media outlet which states it “champions free speech, individual liberty, and the free flow of information online.”

The Other Platform (TOP) welcomes everyone. Including those I wouldn’t touch with a barge pole. It’s miniscule compared to the Twitter behemoth. But the TOP playing field is level. And rather than some Lefty bigot determining which account/content clears posting muster, The Other Platform puts the responsibility for muting, unfollowing, or otherwise dumping objectionable accounts/users on The Individual User.  You’re also allowed 300 characters per message, more than twice the usual Twitter limit.

Notes Squawker:

It will take time for this daring young platform to catch up with Twitter’s numbers, but it’s clear that people are giving up on Twitter and their outlandish rules of self conduct.

“Daring young platform.” I’m likin’ the sound of that. How ’bout you?  

 Best Wishes for a Healthy, Happy New Year and a Prosperous 2018!

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Flying Pigs? What Conyers, Franken Bye-Byes REALLY Mean

So Dem debauchees John Conyers (D-MI) and Al Franken (D-MN) have retired/resigned. Or said they’ll resign. Whatever that means.

Good.

But don’t pop the Krugs just yet. While the swamp smells slightly less rancid with the exits of Tweedledee and Tweedledum, it’s far from drained. And there’s likely a catch. Probably a big one.

Consider: Did the party of Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner, Bob Filner, JFK, and the Chappaquiddick Kid – to name a few – have a sudden attack of conscience related to sexual harassment and misconduct charges? Did Conyers and Franken fall on their swords out of some newly discovered respect for women?

Seen any flying pigs lately?

Prediction: Heading into 2018, Democrats will use the Franken and Conyers departures to position themselves as the party of women’s rights and equality. Desperate to reverse their downward spiral, rudderless Democrats will try to position themselves as the party that takes women seriously – be still my heart – while simultaneously trying to taint Republicans as the party of predators and pedophiles a la Donald Trump and Roy Moore. (Frankly, if Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, Jessica Tarlov and this idiot (hi, Emily Lindin) are poster children for the I am Woman, Hear Me Roar Left, I’ll pass.)

Dead giveaway: Patty Murray, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer and Tom Perez piling onto the Franken step down wagon. Ditto Sen. Fauxahontas Warren.

If it pans out, this move is quite clever. In fact, if Franken had a little more self-discipline – cough-  he would’ve kept mum about this possible tactic in his December 7 swan song on the Senate floor. Instead, Franken apparently couldn’t resist telegraphing it by taking swipes at Trump and Moore as Al headed out the door.

Second dead giveaway: Timing. Rumors about these two swamp dwellers aren’t new. So why resign now, with the mid-terms looming on the horizon?

Short answer: Because it works. Remember Herman Cain? How ’bout Clarence Thomas?

Sadly, “presumptive innocence” has gone the way of the Dodo far too often these days. Once the “misconduct” label has been plastered on just about any Republican, it’s nigh unto impossible to remove it. And it puts the accused on defense like nobody’s business.

The Left and its willing lackeys in the mainstream media know this. They also know that Republican or conservative voters – which aren’t necessarily the same thing – are far more likely to jump ship over accusations such as those leveled at Moore as Dem voters are over accusations leveled at Conyers and Franken.

The Left also knows that in this era of guilty until proven innocent, trotting out serial accusers, especially those joined at the hip with Gloria Allred – even decades after an alleged incident(s) – resonates with a particular segment of the electorate and is likely to keep them away from the polls.

By the way, the ‘Pence rule’ that was so widely mocked, sneered at and ridiculed? It’s lookin’ pretty darn sensible these days, huh?

Make no mistake. Democrat resignations over behavior that your average first grader knows is beyond the pale aren’t an end in themselves. Something’s afoot in Demville. Wait for the other shoe to drop.

Meanwhile, keep an eye out for aerial swine.

BOOM! D’Souza’s Latest Destroys Well-Worn Lefty Narrative

He’s baaaaack.

Fresh off Stealing America: What Criminal Gangs Taught Me About Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party (2015), Dinesh D’Souza is loaded for bear. His latest, The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left, takes aim at some of the Left’s most cherished fictions – like the Democratic Party is the party of emancipation, equality and civil rights, and the Republican Party is made up of “racists,” “Nazis” and “fascists.”

D’Souza round-files that horse hooey faster than you can say “Yvette Felacra.”  (But really. Why would you? Side note: The Screeching Gnome of Berkeley has no idea what “fascist” even means. Not that that really matters…)

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Why I Stand 

Dear NFLers and other overpaid cry babies:

I’ve noticed that some of you poor oppressed multimillionaires are still suffering from delusions of grandeur. You seem to think the gridiron is a political bully pulpit. That fans cough up absurd amounts of dough so you can you diss our flag, national anthem, military, veterans, law enforcement, the country that blessed your socks off, and pretty much anyone who graduated from third grade because you’re *protesting*…. something.

Fine. I just thought I’d respond with a few reasons why I stand for the flag and the Star Spangled Banner. Among other things, I stand for:

  • Those who fought, bled, and died for the freedoms I enjoy (including your right to disagree and act like a jerk.)
  •  2,402 Americans who died at Pearl in ’41.
  • 412 emergency responders and 2,977 total lives lost on one Tuesday morning in September. For the passengers of Flight 93 who refused to be cowed by evil on 9/11. 
  • Those who run toward the sound of gunfire, putting themselves in harm’s way to protect and preserve others.
  • Friends and relatives who were and are law enforcement officers, fire fighters, EMTs, and members of all five service branches, both active duty and retired.

I stand because:

  • Mom and Dad taught me manners.
  • Respect and honor are more than words on a page.
  • Dad flew in B-17s with the Army Air Corps in WWII as a bombardier/navigator in the European Theatre. He was part of the Ploesti air raid (three-quarters of those guys never came home).
  • My father in law served with MacArthur’s forces in the Philippines, Leyte Gulf, and the jungles of New Guinea. He watched the Japanese surrender aboard the U.S.S. Missouri from a troop ship anchored in Tokyo Bay.
  • My husband served as an officer of Marines, Infantry.
  • remember “One small step for man.” Reagan, Gorbachev, and “tear down this wall.” Also the 1980 U.S. men’s hockey team and the Lake Placid Olympics.
  • I’ve read the founding documents. Ditto Twelve Years a Slave. Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Ayn Rand. Moses. Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison. Pasternak, Kafka, Solzhenitsyn, and Bastiat.

I stand not because America is perfect or hasn’t made mistakes. I stand because on balance, America and American principles of individual rights, personal liberty and responsibility, free market capitalism, and limited government are great forces for good worldwide. 

I stand because even with its flaws and foibles, America is still the noblest, freest, most generous and greatest nation on God’s green earth.

And because:

So why don’t you all – oh, I dunno – stow your on-field whining and belly-aching? Man up. Get off your sorry keisters, grow up and stand up!

‘Grab Bag II,’ Conniption Fits, & Clueless Cassowaries

Holding tight to whatever? Good. Cuz we’re going to go fast today, covering a bunch of random stuff. You might want to buckle up.

First: Repealing Obamacare. I support Graham-Cassidy, basically for the same reasons the Family Research Council and the Susan B. Anthony List have endorsed Graham-Cassidy. Their September 15 press release reads in part:

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Oopsie: “Impeach Donald Trump” Poll Doesn’t Go Quite The Way Tweeter Thought It Would 

File this under “Oopsie.” Or “epic face plant.”

The brain surgeon who runs Twitter’s “Impeach Donald Trump” account put up a poll recently. It didn’t quite turn out the way they thought it would. Here’s the account (@Impeach_D_Trump):

Here’s the poll:

Here’s Impeach Donald Trump’s Mach 4 back pedal:

Impeach Donald Trump put up another poll recently asking if you think Trump should be impeached. Available responses were Yes, No, and I Don’t Know. Last time I checked, the “Nos” were ahead by 92%. 

And just in case you’re wondering:

Have a Twitter account? You know what to do.

Washington Student Government Conference Raises Questions

Fall is a season of change. It’s when things get moving after summer. (See What I Did on My Summer Vacation – Sort Of.) Temperatures dip. School starts. If you’re part of student government in a community college within Washington state, this is also the season when you get to dive into some pretty nifty extracurricular stuff.

Like a statewide student government conference offering workshops on You’re not colorblind, you’re white! Understanding your Privilege and Targeting Ally/Accomplice Behaviors with an Anti-Racist Mindset. Understanding white privilege, white identity and white fragility. “Uncovering the harm that is done when white people say, ‘I don’t see color, I treat everyone the same.’” Whiteness as Property: Being Conscientious in Student Leadership. DACA Safe Spaces. (“A counselor will be available.”)

I kid you not.

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