Category Archives: ThingsThatFrustrateMeAbout2016

Troll farming

“Have we ever tried to meddle in other countries’ elections?” Laura Ingraham asked former CIA Director James Woolsey this weekend. With a grin, Woolsey replied, “Oh, probably.” “We don’t do that anymore though?” Ingraham interrupted. “We don’t mess around in … Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Empire, Foreign Affairs, Political Matters, Russia, ThingsThatFrustrateMeAbout2016

How we got President Trump

*Whispers into the wind* this is how we got Trump — Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) January 18, 2018 I’m still learning about Chelsea Manning’s specific policy positions, but I can say this: her candidacy really pisses off everyone I hate, … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellany, Political Matters, ThingsThatFrustrateMeAbout2016

Trivializing the weightiest things

After illustrating how carefully JFK and Ronald Reagan spoke about nuclear weapons, Peggy Noonan draws the inevitable contrast: President Donald Trump’s tweet, 7:49 p.m., Jan. 2, 2018: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is … Continue reading

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Monday, 7/31/17

Carried away by bad doctrine Woody Allen, Blake, Grigory Rasputin Warren Farha’s oeuvre

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Monday 11/21/16

Racists and existential threats; Forensic science on parade; The illiberal foundations of liberalism; All they want for Christmas is a white ethno-state; “Christians” felt great on 11/9/16? Continue reading

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Friday 11/18/16

Epistemic humility plus a collection of reflections on — who else — Trump, the transition, and Trump critics. Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Abortion distortion factor, Evangelicalism, Foreign Affairs, grievance mongering, Journalism, Life political issues, Political Matters, ThingsThatFrustrateMeAbout2016, Thrown down gauntlet

Monday 11/14/16

Best yet explanation of Trump The instantiation of every evil This stranger, my roommate Reprise: Trump will win; Trump will be impeached This BrainDead post-election

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, grievance mongering, progressivism, ThingsThatFrustrateMeAbout2016

Servile and Subversive

Are we allowed to vote for the Orange Baboon Tycoon because God can use him while ruling out that God could use the Conniving Shrew just as well? Continue reading

Posted in Evangelicalism, Political Matters, progressivism, Religious freedom, Roman Catholicism, ThingsThatFrustrateMeAbout2016 | 1 Comment

Why not Trump? (Bonus Track)

A couple of final stretch Trump repudiations by Ross Douthat, Thomas Friedman and Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry Continue reading

Posted in Declinism, Life political issues, Political Matters, ThingsThatFrustrateMeAbout2016

Wednesday 11/2/16

Whatcha gonna do? — Restrooms are not for affirmation — Making the stranglehold more sportsmanlike — Why no Obama scandals? — The FBI email kerfuffle — Political muscle memory Continue reading

Posted in Damn rackets, Dignitary harm, Evangelicalism, Justice, Legalia, Political Matters, Protestantism, Rights Talk, Russia, Selma Envy, ThingsThatFrustrateMeAbout2016