Perking up and paying heed of socialists while ordering take out at the Red Hen

We know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two

Cue John Nichols in 5 … 4 … 3 … Too late!

An avowed socialist has beaten (like a rented mule) the #4 Democrat in the U.S. House of Reps. in Tuesday’s primary election (06-26-18) in Bill DiBlasio’s New York.

Joseph Crowly had been elected to Congress 10 times. Chairman of the Queens County Democrat(ic) party. Nancy Pelosi’s heir apparent.

Alexandri Ocasio-CortezMr. Establishment Democrat lost to a 28-year-old first-time candidate, one Alexandri Ocasio-Cortez, card-carrying member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Bernie Sanders organizer, and More Free Stuff advocate. (¡Medicare for all, a federal jobs guarantee and the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement!) ¡Mark Pocan, you have mail! Her campaign posters look straight out of ¡Havana!

Mizz Ocasio-Cortez is “the insurgency galore,” Frank Bruni writes for the New York Times. “I promise you that the Party is perking up and paying heed.”

Tossing Lurleen Wallace out of the Red Hen

Fight Dirty

Advice Democrats seem to be taking

Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is getting Secret Service protection. Didn’t C.J. Cregg get Secret Service protection in the West Wing? I think Mark Harmon was the agent. C.J. fell in love with him, then he got killed in a convenience store robbery on the night of the presidential debate. But now Mark Harmon is in NCIS, so everything turned out for the best.

The Capital Times likes to prattle about civility in government. Will they condemn Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ treatment at the restaurant? (Prediction: Are You Kidding?)

Columnist Russ Douthat, no Trump supporter, recalls that  civil rights workers in the 1950s and 1960s chose their actions wisely “sitting peacefully in lunch counters or facing down attack dogs — rather than, say, turning Lurleen Wallace out of her favorite restaurant.”

Republicans are asking YELP! if it is safe to eat at the Red Hen, Lexington, Virginia.  (“Is it safe? Is it safe?” — Lawrence Olivier in Marathon Man.) Maybe take out?

Sure enough: The Nation isAgainst Civility; You can’t fight injustice with decorum.” Illustrated with the required photo of an minority woman raising an angry fist.

Courts are not super legislatures, Part #294

The court ruled correctly on Trumps travel ban, says Yale emeritus law professor Peter H. Schuck. It doesn’t matter if the judiciary blanches at some of the presidents’ views. It makes no difference if they are repelled by some of Trump’s language. The only question is does the President have the power.  

“The majority justices, no less committed to the amendment’s prohibition against government discrimination against particular religions, nevertheless emphasized the importance of distinguishing between the “statements of a particular President” and the “authority of the Presidency itself” — including Section 212(f).”

Like ‘forward thinking?’ How about free speech?

Kicked out of Red HenThank you Supreme Court for overturning a California law requiring pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortion services — “the very practice that petitioners are devoted to opposing,” in the words of Justice Clarence Thomas. 

Justice Thomas chronicled how dictatorial governments like Nazi Germany, Stalin’s Soviet Union, and Red China’s Cultural Revolution “manipulated the content of doctor-patient discourse for their own ends.”

Anthony Kennedy, the court’s middle-of-the-road justice, noted that “the California legislature included in its official history the congratulatory statement that the Act was part of California’s legacy of ‘forward thinking.’ Isn’t that Rachel Maddow’s motto at MSNBC?

“It is forward thinking to begin by reading the First Amendment as ratified in 1791, to understand the history of authoritarian government as the Founders knew it.” For further study: “Free Speech Wins One.”

Harley Davidson, doing what it needs to survive 

Rusty bike
Trump says customers and employees alike will be angry that Harley Davidson is shifting some manufacturing to Thailand to counter the tit-for-tat EU tariffs. Employees at the Kansas City plan are, indeed, angry. But they have been angry so long before the tariff wars began because the plant’s closing was announced well before.

This is one HOG rider who believes the Motor Company must do what it must do to survive a very competitive market and shrinking customer base. H-D sees Asia, especially, as its growth market. But it is worth noting that Ronald Reagan saved H-D’s bacon with his own protective tariff 30 years ago.

The company’s real challenge is appealing to Millenials. That requires product and placement. 

Bonus Platinum Subscriber effluvia: First Lady Melania Trump is making a second visit to the Mexican border this week. What will her coat read this time?

  1. I really do care
  2. Realmente me importa
  3. Harley Davidson Rules!
  4. I Got ‘Served” at the Red Hen!

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27 Responses to Perking up and paying heed of socialists while ordering take out at the Red Hen

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Coming to a midterm race near you’s soon!

    The Gotch


    • richard lesiak says:

      Where are the babies?


    • AnonyBob says:

      Goebbels would’ve been proud of this piece. Nice one, GOP!


      • madisonexpat says:

        Like all good humor….. Right ABob. Apparently your Literally Hitler! alarm went off again.


      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:


        “Oh, it was supposed to be humorous…?”

        Only to Righties listening to the Lefty hollow slobberings about tolerance and nonviolence.

        The real humor is Lefties waxing La Resistance faux toughness when they’re afraid of their own shadows.

        Curious, you DID know those are actual clips of actual Lefties threatening the President of the United States, didn’t you.

        Good thing Hopey Changey wasn’t the target, then it would be raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist!!!!!

        Youse are more of an extremely low I.Q. woman fanboy type, am I right?

        The Gotch


  2. richard lesiak says:

    Well; it looks like the uneasy riders may get a break after all. If their Harley’s are made by Germans the oil leaks will stop. I can picture Angela Merkel standing around with a bunch of Harley execs welcoming them to Germany. Need parts, e-mail Thailand or the EU. Better have a good set of metric wrenches at home. And the real fun fact; that big tax break they got will be used to offset their moving expenses.


    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      Poor @richard lesiak, sad @richard lesiak, eminently ButtHurt @richard lesiak.

      1st yer slobbering about H-D going overseas is a bad thing, now it’s good thing.

      I understand youse being terminally UNHINGED because yer backing an ideology that’s failed everywhere it’s been tried AND yer getting embarrassingly pummeled at the polls, but these violent, scatterbrained mood swings need to be addressed STAT!!!

      Be proactive, up yer Ritalin©™® dosage, the current intake ain’t cuttin’ it.

      Your CONCERNED pal;

      The Gotch


  3. richard lesiak says:

    So what your saying is you can’t believe that a hispanic woman has the brains, could work hard and win the popular vote in her district. This is not a surprise. Crowly turned into a fat, lazy white guy who ignored his voters and took them for granted. Cantor did the same thing with the same result. The right seems very fearful of having her winning. Like your golden boy she may end up in DC and “shake things up.”


    • madisonexpat says:

      Scared? No thrilled.
      Dems finally got a leader under 75 years old and a message; open borders, abolish ICE and Socialismo o muerte!


  4. AnonyBob says:

    Y’all should worry about Srta. O-C way more than the old school Democrats should.


    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:


      “Y’all should worry about Srta. O-C way more than the old school Democrats should.”

      Highfreakin’larious!!! Why, because she’s a typical Lyin’ Lefty©™® that’s obviously suckered youse, et al?

      “Ocasio-Cortez, who did not respond to questions from The (Daily) Mail, conveniently did not mention in her bio that her family moved from Parkchester to Westchester County when she was five years old.

      ”The Mail further notes that the median annual income of Westchester County, $116,741, is approximately two and a half times higher than the median annual income of Parkchester, $48,315.​ (bolds mine)

      Gosh, I’m not a math guy, but it appears that 116, 741 > 48,315, am I right?

      A story as old as time itself; a Lyin’ Lefty©™® trying to portray herself as po’ po’ pitiful La Resistance Grrrl after growing up in LaLaLoonyLimoLeftyLand.

      Ah Lefty; so MUCH hypocrisy, so little time!

      The Gotch


  5. Sprocket says:

    Harley has been manufacturing bikes over seas for a while. All Street series bikes for foreign markets are made in India, for example. Harely’s big problem is the market niche for what they sell is finite and it’s damn near saturated. Their other problem is one of demographics, their customer base is aging out. The people who thought Harley was cool are hanging up the leathers.

    Unfortunately for Harley, they shit canned the only division that was producing interesting products (Buell) when the company was hurting from the crap loans it’s financing division had made. This means their response to the market challenges was to produce the Street series. Which basically appears to be Harley’s attempt to invent a 1995 Yamaha Virago… good work there guys. That’s a strategy that’s sure to set the market on fire.

    Long story short, tariffs are the least of the companies problems.


  6. madisonexpat says:

    ABob, the ad was funnier than holding a severed head. right?


  7. Old Guy says:

    Has the war started already?
    – Rhett Butler


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  9. gene says:

    hey crotch,er i mean gotch. been awhile since i whipped your ass i see you are still as right wing as any nazi at any time. whats new?


    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:


      ”been awhile since i whipped your ass”

      As in NEVER, am I right?

      “i see you are still as right wing as any nazi at any time.”

      And I see yer still an illiterate imbecilic addlepate.

      “whats new?”

      Welp, nothing really. But Lefty’s still dangerously immersed in catatonic/apoplectic, pillow-biting, mouth-breathing, weenie-whiny, simpering-whimpering complete metaphysical, emotional, existential, psychological, philosophical, full-throated, freaking out, melting down, totally collapsing free-fall.

      Not an enviable state of affairs for those perilously close to the dark abyss to begin with.

      And all because Providence prevented a traitorous, felonious, DeadBrokeAHontas/Faux-Feminista/rape enablin,’ husband accuser destroyin,’ cheatin’ spouse swattin,’ War mongerin,’ Weapons systems approvin,’ valor stealin,’ Nixon supportin,’ American Jobs offshorin,’ Mean YouTube Video denyin,’ NASA Space Program joinin,’ Human Rights violator endorsin,’ Minority Superpredator eliminatin’, Black Children to heel bringin,’ Marine enlistin,’ horrible health hidin,’ declining competence repudiatin,’ records release refusin,’ Four Pinocchio/Pantsuit-on-Fire lyin,’ thievin,’ deceivin,’ criminally insane, incompetent Harpy from being elected.

      But waaaah waaaaaaaaaaah waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah she won the popular vote waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

      The Gotch


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