November 19, 2015

Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin

by thoughtfulconservative


We’ve known that Ann Coulter’s chosen candidate in 2016 is Donald Trump. She makes no bones about it.

Ann lost her luster for me long ago. The red meat she’s into is not my cup of tea. But it makes liberal heads explode whenever I link to or quote her.

Clean harmless fun. She’s wrong about Trump, but she’s wrong about other stuff, too, in my opinion.

None of this makes her not a conservative.

Apparently Michelle Malkin, at the least, thinks Donald Trump is right on immigration. This has led some to say she’s not conservative, even though Trump’s position is not that different from many Republicans.

Which shows itself in the polls.

Just because people support Trump , it doesn’t make them liberal.

But it seems that it’s not enough to not support Trump in this crazy election year, you’ve got to condemn those who support him. Heck you might even have to condemn those who don’t say negative stuff about those who support Trump.

I believe I’ve read both ladies enough to know they’re not liberal.

And I’ve already been blocked. Oh well.

Single issue voters. All other issues hinge on one single issue. And if you don’t agree, you’re a pariah.

But hey, what do I know…

I’m probably not a “real” conservative myself.

November 15, 2015

My reads 2015-11-15

by thoughtfulconservative

via Trump: Paris massacre would have been ‘much different’ if people had guns –

via Forget insurance. These Delaware docs only take fees.

via Paris pays the price of inaction: Column.

via After the Paris Attacks, a Call for Justice—Not Vengeance | The Nation.

via What Barack Obama said about ISIS being contained | PolitiFact.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

via Kohler workers reject offer, OK first union strike at company since 1983.

via Witness intimidation ‘out of control’ in Milwaukee County.

via Tom Still – Wisconsin needs more start-ups to counter loss of legacy industries.

November 13, 2015

‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’

by thoughtfulconservative

‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’

This article caught my eye in my news feed today. After today’s tragic attacks in France, it seems even more apropos to look at it.

Of course, the conventional wisdom is to blame George W. Bush and his administration for not heeding advance warnings of the 9/11 attacks.

They may be right. Hindsight is 20/20, after all.

But I just wonder…

In the face of determined terrorists what can be done.

Here is the headline from @Slate: France Was Already on High Alert Before Friday’s Attack

I certainly don’t have all the answers, maybe not even a couple. But if this latest attack was pulled off with the French on high alert, I tend to be a little easier on the Bush administration for ignoring intelligence that an attack was going to happen without any hard intelligence on what was going to happen.

What exactly could have been done? The terrorists were already here. No flags were raised. Taking the attack to Al Qaeda sooner would have helped how?

There were other interesting notes in the article. Like enhanced interrogation techniques. Worth the read even if you disagree with what they write.

July 5, 2013

Most Think Founders Would be Disappointed in U.S.

by thoughtfulconservative

A new Gallup survey finds that despite a high 85% of Americans saying they are “extremely” or “very” proud to be an American, 71% say the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be disappointed in today’s United States, while 27% say they would be pleased.

via Most Think Founders Would be Disappointed in U.S..

I’m not sure what they would be disappointed with. Conservatives and libertarians may feel they would be disappointed with how big government became and how dependent we are on it. Liberals no doubt think it would be how a few seems to have influence over the many.

I think they’d be pretty happy that their experiment has lasted this long.

July 5, 2013

Map: Literal meanings of places in the U.S.

by thoughtfulconservative

Map: Literal meanings of places in the U.S. – Slate Magazine. And the world.

Map! #mapgeek

July 5, 2013

The 10 best TV shows from the first half of 2013 – The Week

by thoughtfulconservative

And I watch none of them…

The 10 best TV shows from the first half of 2013 – The Week.