Saturday, January 2, 2016

Keln's New Years Fireside Chat

And you thought it was time for Fibber McGee and Molly...

I see Arik posted his New Year's resolutions. Nice. I thought about doing that, but I am just really against New Years resolutions. Someone brought them up the other day and I had this sudden stroke of genius that made me utter this really quotable thing like you would see on a motivational poster:
New Years resolutions are like a prefabricated list of your future failures. Don't make resolutions, take actions.
Wow, that sound really deep right? Well, not really. I mean, I think the first part is really spot on. And Arik riffed on that plenty good. I mean it wouldn't be funny if we all didn't know it was true that we all basically fail at most New Years resolutions unless we set the bar ridiculously low.

The second part of my quote sounds like a Nike commercial. It is basically "Just Do It" reworded. I should have just left that part off. But of course the people I was talking to took it as some sort of wisdom and congratulated me on either coming up with a great saying or ripping someone else off that is really wise and stuff.

As a side note, if you really consider any old famous quote, the vast majority of them are kind of stupid. Take "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country". On the surface that sounds good. You know, don't ask for handouts and stuff from your country. You should instead be asking how you can contribute. But wait...what do you mean ask how I can contribute? Isn't paying taxes enough? Isn't serving in the military enough? What more do these collectivist clowns want from me? See what I mean? Not that great of a quote.

I initially meant to come in here and boldly declare that my New Year's resolution was going to be that I would post more here. But I thought about it and rejected that idea. I mean, posting this I am already close to that mark compared to how little I wrote anything last year. But the fact of the matter is, I started this site because I needed somewhere to vent my frustrations. That was before most news sites started using Disqus. So I get most of that done posting there.

I know, that means the readers of this site (and I am amazed at how many there are) don't get to read my rants, but I was never convinced my writing was that good anyway. I like the drive-by style and the 2 or 3 votes of confidence I get on Disqus. It's like fast food for an opinionated person. Blogging here is like going out to dinner at a sit down restaurant. Who has the time?

But I suspect I will be blogging more (I still LOATHE that word), because the political season is finally coalescing and stuff is about to get real. And Disqus just ain't gonna cut it for all I got to say in the coming months. This is a very important election, and I have to find a way to convince everyone to do something extremely idiotic because I think in the long run it will make the biggest and best impact.

And that is vote for Trump.

Let me pause while those who ever might have claimed to like reading me weep and gnash their teeth...

Yeah I said that. I am all in for Trump. I can write a book about everything I find wrong with him, but I am at this point going to vote for him. Yes, I know, my fellow bloggers and friends hate the guy and have been digging at him for months now, and all this time I've kept silent. Watching, waiting, and thinking about the whole mess that is the Republican nomination process we face this time.

And after all of that, I've decided Trump is the best bet. No, I don't think he'd make a great president, nor do I think he'd do half of what he says he will do. Nor do I think his hair is real. Nor do I think he's a conservative. I don't even think he is political at all. Actually that is something I like, but that isn't the reason why I am leaning Trump.

The reason is because I am playing chess here. Well, no, I suck at chess, so a better analogy would be Risk. Because, it's risky, and because Trump is like Australia. Nominating Trump is like racing for Australia in the game Risk. If you've played it much you know what I mean. It's securing a little continent to get the armies per turn so you can bust out and try to take all of Asia. And if you can do that and secure it, you can win the game.

But it's a real crapshoot.   So many things can go wrong. It's like Ripley jumping into that mech-thing at the end of Aliens to defeat the alien queen in the cargo bay. She didn't know if she could do it. She didn't even know if she could make that thing work. Heck, she didn't know if the queen might have just like, sprayed acid in her face and that would be Game Over. But she took the chance and we got more movies out of it.

I don't really want more Alien movies, I think they jumped the shark there, but I would love to have more real conservative Republicans. And I think the only way to do that is to utterly shake the foundations of the Republican party until they realize that being Democrats pretending to be Republicans is no longer gonna cut it for us anymore. Yeah, I love Cruz. I get the support for him. But if Cruz wins, then the out of touch Republican establishment is just gonna breathe a sigh of relief and work with the devil they know for the next 4 years.

Elect Trump and it will make them implode. That's the gambit. I am under no illusion that Trump is much more than basically a clown. Yes, I will grant that he is the only candidate that really highlighted how serious illegal immigration is, and how serious trade gaps are. And without that we wouldn't be talking about it. If that was all, I would be like, OK, thanks Don, now let a more serious person deal with those problems.

But I saw the reaction from the establishment and that is what convinced me that the only threat to them and their Rino ways is the electorate basically revolting against them in the form of Trump. It isn't having Trump as president that is so important. It is nominating him as the Republican candidate. No, I don't want Hillary to win, obviously, and yes I can accept that what I am saying is I'll let Trump be president, for four years anyway.

I look at it this way, and I am pretty sure Frank J will throw up for my using his own logic against him when he is obviously a Trump hater, but this is the same kind of gambit as nuking the Moon. It's crazy. It's insane. It's the nuclear option. That's the whole point! Look at where the Republican party is right now. They just blatantly ignored every single promise they made recently with their latest Omnibus spending bill. They went back on everything they said they would do in the midterms.

Why? Because they can. Because they know, at this point, if they have an R next to their name, then us schlubs are going to vote for them. It was the same thinking that branded Jeb Bush the winner of the nomination before the first debate. Then Trump came in, Fiorina came in, and Carson came in, and things weren't going so great for Jebby and friends. Great. But it's not enough. You can't just stop at threatening to nuke the Moon. You have to actually do it.

We have to scare these people. We joke about voting in a monkey "just to show 'em". Well Trump is our monkey. Let's do it! I mean, what do you think happens if we get a "safe" candidate in? Nothing changes, that's what. Worst, we get Hillary as president. Next worse, we get some Rino schlub as president. Either way, nothing changes.

Even if the best second outcome happens and we get I said, the establishment will tick that in the win column. Trump or Carson or Fiorina would all be in the loss column, and Carson is too nutty with some of the things he claims to believe, while Fiorina is just not going to win (I do kind of like her though).

So the only one left is Trump. I'm not even going to bother making excuses for the guy, because let's face it, he is what he is. We need what he is to send the message, or we'll have either Democrats or Republican Democrats leading this country for the next 100 years.

We need to vote for a monkey. Trump is the monkey.


  1. I think next year, my "resolutions" post will be titled "Blueprint for Failure 2017." Thanks for the inspiration!

    My biggest concern with Trump is that I don't know what his position on so many things is. I mean, I hear what he's saying...I just don't know whether he believes it or not.

    On the other hand, he can't be any worse than Obama or Hillary...

    I suspect Trump the character and Trump the businessman are two completely different people. Trump the character couldn't build a Lego house, yet Trump has built how much of an empire (and pasted his name on most of it)?

    Trumpmonkey 2016!

    1. Yeah, I have no idea either. In all seriousness, I'm not too keen on any of these guys running. If I had to vote in the primary today, I have no idea who I'd vote for.

      I wish there was a real monkey running.

  2. You've given me a horrible idea. Mwa-ha-ha!

  3. Yes, Trump is a clown, but he brings up subjects that desperately need to be brought up and that other candidates really wish would go away. He is no expert on many subjects that a president needs to deal with but he knows how to gather experts who are. He also knows how to negotiate. He will not go around bowing to Arab shieks or apologizing for the horrible U.S. For those reasons alone I would vote for him.

  4. I couldn't agree with you more, Keln. If I may paraphrase something I read recently: Trump isn't our candidate, he's our murder weapon. Our intended victim is the GOP.

    Incidentally, while Trump has said things in the past that make me cringe, his current, official positions on the issues make him, without question, the most conservative candidate running.

    See example 1 and example 2

  5. I'm still firmly in the "I'm not lifting a finger to help Trump get the nomination, but if he gets it then yes I'll vote for him, and maybe even campaign for him" camp.

    Can't stand Trump, but then again I find it hard to disagree with your assessment either.

    I don't want Trump for President!
    I don't want Trump for President!
    I don't want Trump for President!


    OMG, my secret's out!

    1. Actually, it's entirely possible he'd be an excellent SecState. And you definitely can't get worse than Hillary and Kerry anyways.