A post on the pro-Trump former “journalism” site Breitbart by Awr Hawkins calls attention to a Change.org petition asking Governor John Kasich to lift the prohibition on concealed firearm carry at the Quicken Loans Arena during this spring’s GOP Convention. I know this sounds a bit insane on its face that anyone would even consider doing this much less the sitting Republican governor and number three candidate for the nomination. Kasich might as well everyone’s seat with a bomb and explode them at random based on seat number during the four day event.

Among the comments associated with the post are several clear headed explanations that the Secret Service would never allow this and the fact that Kasich would never do it. However, one comment conversation struck me as very interesting indeed:

Roseglow jRat • 3 hours ago
Can you at least agree that I, as a private homeowner, can have a say-so in whether you bring a gun to the barbecue I invited your family to attend at my home?

John Stephens Roseglow • 2 hours ago
No. I have right to carry a firearm for self defense, and I exercise that right. If you don’t like it, don’t invite me. But don’t try to tell me what to do.

Roseglow John Stephens • 2 hours ago
I put lots of restrictions on my guests – no guns, no cursing in front of the kids, no drunkeness or illegal drug use, park only where I tell you to, don’t trample the flowers, be polite to my other guests, etc.
Guess I won’t be inviting you anytime soon – you don’t sound like a very respectful guest.

John Stephens Roseglow • an hour ago
That’s fine, if you mistrust me that much I want nothing to do with you anyway. But anyone else attending that party who was planning to hit me up for a favor is going to be out of luck. So let’s apply that to the issue at hand: the GOP is attending a party at the Quicken Center, and I’m not invited. Why in turn should I give them my vote?

EOD Roseglow • 13 hours ago
The GOP Convention is being held on Private Property and is by invitation only.
Citizens have no right what-so-ever to bring Weapons on to Private Property if the Property Owner does not allow Weapons.

BestUserNameEver EOD • 11 hours ago
I’d love to agree with you, but private property doesn’t really exist.

If a private business can be forced to do business with a gay couple against the owner’s wishes, then they can be forced to deal with people carrying a gun.

Roseglow EOD • 3 hours ago
You’ll get no argument from me on that. But it can be argued that it makes the Republicans look like hypocrites.

John Stephens Roseglow • 2 hours ago
“,..deemed appropriate” by WHOM? That’s always been the problem; ANY concession has been used to “limit and regulate” the RTKBA into irrelevance. At this point, it is no longer possible to assume good faith on the part of the authorities in these matters.

The common thread in that is the angry nature of “you can’t tell me what to do!” wing of the GOP. That first response by John Stephens is the mantra of the GOP base that is supporting Trump. Yet another crack appears in the foundation of the Party of Lincoln. At the time of this posting, 22,045 supporters had signed the petition.

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Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, 2016 US ELECTION, DONALD TRUMP, GOP, GOP 2016 CAMPAIGN, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, TED CRUZ on 26/03/2016 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]


It seems like it has been forever since the GOP occupied the White House doesn’t it? The GOP seems to be mired in the same swamp that the Democrats found themselves flailing in 1984 and 1988. Mondale and Dukakis were good men but presidential candidates? In hindsight, not so much. But as usual I am going tangential while simultaneously getting ahead of myself.

Obama reacts to Gingrich SC victory

The GOP base has grown tired of calling Barack Obama names and has left that buffet for the Elysian Fields of cannibalism. Yes, boys and girls the GOP has begun to use the same tactics they once used against Progressives on their own. Donald Trump has instigated a smear campaign against Ted Cruz via a scandalous, and untrue, account of marital infidelity published in the National Enquirer. That’s right the National Enquirer. This comes at the same time as a series of tweets that showed Heidi Cruz the wife of the GOP number two candidate side by side with Melania Trump. Well that’s not fair at all is it? I say that because number one the only reason Melania Trump is with Donald Trump is because he’s rich. Can we all agree on that? The two would have never met if he wasn’t so I think I win on that point. And as women married to conservative members of congress go Heidi Cruz is actually hot. Well in the same way that Kobe Bryant would be a superstar in the NBA over 35 game at next year’s All Star Game. Okay once again I digress.

Here is tip that will help the GOP get back on track and resolve the rifts within their own party and the gulf between Moderates and the three camps on the Right:

A politically branded ice cream flavor.

Everyone loves ice cream! Look how happy she is holding those sundaes! Her day is made! Okay enough exclamation points. They could come up with snappy patriotically nationalist names like “Border Wall Crunch” which would be vanilla with white chocolate sprinkles and a grey cone section that looks like cinderblock stuck on one side with a marzipan Mexican standing on the other side. Or maybe “Angry Voter” which would be vanilla with red white and blue sprinkles and a flaming cross [lit with Trump Vodka® made out of Popsicle sticks sitting prominently on top. The best one might actually “Cruz Cookie Dough Meltdown” a confection of vanilla ice cream vanilla cookie dough and vanilla sprinkles in a cone shaped like Melania Trump’s ass. That could united the GOP in minutes. And hey who doesn’t want to eat Melania Trump’s ass?

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In Hindsight

I have witnessed 15 campaigns for president since I was old enough to know what was going on and this year is the craziest I’ve seen. And that’s just on the GOP side. A race between Trump and Clinton will end in disaster for the GOP sending them once again back to the drawing board after the firing of Reince Priebus and calling in their political forensics team to do yet another election autopsy which will tell them they have to bring in more younger less white voters– and women. But we all know these are the things that the GOP doesn’t want to do. They want to be the party of the stupid, the angry, the bigoted, the intransigent screaming old fart, the mousy married middle aged white woman who is terrified of everything, the religious crackpot and the unstable gun owner. I knew the GOP would destroy itself before 2030 but I didn’t see Trump as the suicide bomber that would do the deed.

Pax Terra!

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Posted in MIDDAY REPORT, THE MEDITATORS on 25/03/2016 by Majordomo Pain


The main news of Terra follows the ellipses . .

The world of football mourns the passing of Johan Cruyff.

Former Democratic Party Vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman and Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman author editorial on the unacceptability of the GOP stonewalling of President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland for the SCOTUS position left open after the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Belgian anti-terror raids “ongoing.” Two explosions have been heard in Schaerbeek today.

United States Special Forces have killed apostate Daesh second in command Muhammad Mustafa al-Qaduli in Syria.

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Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS on 16/03/2016 by sarahbloch


When we began this experiment in journalism in 2005, right before the landfall of hurricane Katrina, to have said to a supporter of the GOP in a blog space that America is not a conservative nation would have drawn laughter and ridicule. In the years that followed, with the disastrous war in Iraq, the blundering nomination of Harriet Myers, the outing of Valerie Plame and the election of Barack Obama, twice, those within the GOP who called themselves conservatives have recognized the awful truth–finally. Writing at Blogs for Victory, Mark Noonan admits what we here at The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork had been telling him since late in 2006:

The Trumpocalypse is upon us and while there still is a slim chance that Cruz can derail it, what Trump has revealed is that the Republican Party is not, itself, a Conservative party…some of us (definitely myself, included) figured America to be a center-right nation and thus open to Conservatism on the whole. Turns out, we were quite wrong.

Quite wrong, indeed. When our writers told them the demographics of conservatism could not lead to the White House we were insulted and moderated out of comments. When we brought up issues like transgender rights and abortion rights in 2008 we were censored off their pages. A short eight years later, gay marriage is the law in all fifty states and the fight for the rights of transgender citizens is moving into the public consciousness. The efforts to defund Planned parenthood have failed and the laws to make it nearly impossible for an abortion provider to work in many states due to the requirement they have hospital privileges is being struck down in court after court. Social conservatives have lost the Culture Wars battles that they pinned their national political power hopes upon. Now many of them are in the same state of political depression that Mark Noonan finds himself in this morning.

Goldwater Religion Quote

What remains in the GOP now are two powerful factions. The first and most vocal but smaller of the two are the Screaming-Idiot Bigot Patriots. These are the people who will vote for Trump no matter what he does or says. They will vote against their self interests because a man is standing up at a podium massaging their bigotry glands and saying the things they wish they could say in public or at work. The others are the wealthier, more educated establishment Republicans who long for a candidate like Barry Goldwater or Ronald Reagan [Of course, neither of these men could have beaten Trump in the primaries in 2016.–F.S.]. Newsflash they are both dead and you had one in the form of a calm focused Jeb Bush. These establishmentarians do vote for their interests in the form of lower taxes and smaller government and will be the deciders at the convention when Trump is on the cusp of the nomination they take the prize from him. On that day in June of this year the GOP as a national party will die.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump works the crowd at the conclusion of his second campaign visit to Georgia at the Macon Centreplex Coliseum while a member of the crowd holds up the former flag of the state on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Macon, Ga.  (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump works the crowd at the conclusion of his second campaign visit to Georgia at the Macon Centreplex Coliseum while a member of the crowd holds up the former flag of the state on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Macon, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

The theocrats and social conservatives will go with Texas Governor Greg Abbott in 2020 which will be a debacle. The moderates will rally around Marco Rubio in 2018 when he runs for Governor of Florida and Indiana Governor Mike Pence in 2020. The establishment will look again to Jeb Bush in 2020 especially if a first Hillary Clinton term has not seen the economy return to a level of lower middle class robustness. If the economy has grown stronger in the United States by the summer of 2020 it will pointless for Conservative Christian Party, The American Freedom Party or the GOP to field a candidate considering those three political parties will be vying for a 40% slice of the total electorate. Worse,for conservatives, their candidates in House and Senate elections will have given the Democrats a majority in Congress after the 2020 re-election of Hillary Clinton.

The hundreds of “conservatives” that argued politics with us over the past decade now are literally wondering what happened. The last best chance they had was to move more to the center and jettison social issues to have a glimmer of hope of winning the White House in 2016. Now Trump has hijacked any chance of that doubling down on white nationalist patriotic nativism which had divided an aging and shrinking GOP base.

Ides of March

“Beware the ides of March” is a famous line from Julius Caesar and that quote was literally what the post election autopsy in 2012 was saying to anyone who in 2005 was proud to be a conservative member of the GOP. When historians look back to what actually shattered the GOP into three parties in the middle of the second decade of the 21st Century they will point to 15 March 2016 and the massive victory Trump won in Florida erasing Marco Rubio from the election field in his own home state.


The anger and maliciousness among Trump supporters is exactly the cancer the GOP needed removed from its heart and lungs. Now it is too late and the patient only has three months to live. In June, when the GOP has its last convention in its current incarnation they will take the nomination away from Donald Trump and the death spiral of the GOP will come to a crashing end. Like the Tea Party candidates who ran in 2010, 2012 and 2014 elections new Trumpian candidates will appear supported by the massive groundswell of a minority of Republicans and lower class whites who used to be Democrats until 2007. It is this new party that exhumes the corpse of the GOP and tries to breath life back into the Know Nothing Party to little success other than assuring the election of more Democrats in the House for at least the next twenty years.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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Posted in TRUMPISM on 13/03/2016 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]


I mean with all honesty the words in that title above; all of them. Trump, the front runner foe the GOP nomination for President of the United States is not a racist. He has galvanized, as Slate reporter Jamelle Bouie notes so elegantly, support from a sector of the GOP base which crosses many demographic lines within the party. This anger felt by so many Trump supporters has nothing to do with guns, or abortion or even immigration–at the end of the day it is about the definition of what it means to white in America.

white middle class

Fifty years ago being white in America had a tangible value. If you were assaulted, police would quickly come to your aid. if you graduated from high school and your family had little money you still had doors opened to you to become a middle class citizen. If you went to college and got a professional degree you were guaranteed a life of even greater privilege and wealth. These are all things that i could not say about persons of color fifty years ago.

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As Bouie points out in his article, “How Trump Happened,” “Drugs, ghettos, and dependency existed among whites in pockets of the country, but they were popularly understood as black and Latino problems, not white ones. Now, that isn’t true. Now, middle-class whites face addiction and dependence, which adds a racial element to economic anxiety, as the security provided by whiteness no longer exists for many Americans.” To me those words are not a shocking fact at all. I have been writing about the decline of white privilege and its social costs for more than a decade now. The post Great Recession elections have shown this fear that white Americans who have felt the decline of their generations long privilege have increasingly. The 2012 election was tempered by having Mitt Romney as the GOP nominee who refused to go Trumpian after the embarrassment of his 47% comments. Now that statement has been seized upon and transmuted into a nativist racial shout rather than a coded dog whistle.

sucker punch North Carolina

The violence at rallies, I fear is simply the tip of the iceberg for people who literally want the blood of their perceived enemies. Like most authoritarian campaigns Trump’s allure to the whites who are most angry is that he “has their back.” Trump has said before that he would pay the legal fees for anyone who physically assaulted a protester at one of his rallies. This is a shout of “break the law it will cost you nothing!” This is a cool water to those who have been ground nearly to dust by the failures in their own lives that their parents taught them, and the racial history of America bore out, they would be protected from simply because they were white. The violence surrounding Trump’s new take on the Southern Strategy will lead to someone being killed near or in one of his rallies before the GOP Convention in Cleveland this June.

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In Hindsight
The death of one of his supporters will simply make them more violent and the event will suck the air out of the news cycle for days. Into that vacuum will pour more rhetoric and more threats from the Trump supporter’s side. New violence in retaliation would take place and the process itself to elect nominees for the two major political process will be cast into chaos. On the other hand, if a Black Lives Matter protester is killed at a Trump rally by angry Trump supporters the outcome will simply be a resurgence of Trump support among his supporters and a graphic increase in armed white men outside of rallies claiming their constitutional right to protect their side against their “enemies.” I fear the die has been cast here and that it is virtually inevitable that in this election campaign because of the anger of white Americans who want to make America white again there will be blood.

Pax Terra!

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The presidential primary season this year is the craziest thing that I have ever seen. I’m sitting here watching journalistic colleague Ashleigh Banfield sighing and shaking her head at a montage of the litany of shoving, spitting and punching incidents that have occurred at Trump rallies over the last six months. Now I am sure conservative readers and trump supporters would laugh about this but I am not laughing. I am not laughing because this type of crowd hysteria is a symptom of a deeper fear and anger that is the cornerstone of the Trump primary campaign. Worse, Mr Trump has no idea how to turn this feeling that violence against dissenters is okay off.

Trump dumped at convention

This is Mr Trump’s problem because having said he would pay the legal fees if someone punched a protester in the face is tantamount to inciting violence. I’m not a lawyer, but given that the crowd is likely 99% in favor of Trump and overwhelmingly white the crowd feels like they can play by a different set of rules in this “safe space” than they would have to do if simply walking down the streets. All of this begs a question. When does this sentiment spill out of the rallies into the daily lives of Americans. What if someone who supports Trump hears someone standing in a queue at a movie theater saying disparaging things about the billionaire business mogul and decides to defend his candidate in the manner his candidate condones at rallies?

One has to look at the other side of the issue. What if, at a Barack Obama rally in the spring of 2008 a young white woman stood up and began shouting that the President was not an American citizen and was spat upon shoved or punched in the face by a black male Obama supporter? There were numerous incidents of rally crashers in both the 2008 and 2012 election cycles on both sides as this sort of behavior has sadly become a common theme in the American political discussion over the last two decades. On both sides in the last two primary seasons decorum was maintained now decorum along with reason have gone out the political window.

The latest example comes from the posh Trump event on 8 March 2016 when Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields was physically assaulted by Trump’s campaign manager Cory Lewandowski. There are now two questions here; one why did Lewandowski grab the reporter’s arm and two since he admitted that he did grab her arm why is he still employed by the Trump campaign? Many who support Trump are the same people who were absolutely incensed at members of the New Black panther Party standing outside a polling center in Pennsylvania back in 2008. Now when the tables are turned they are fine with violence at rallies in support of their candidate even if it means assaulting a member of the fifth estate.

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In Hindsight

I want those both those who call themselves conservatives and those who are just angry and want a touchstone politically for their anger to think for a moment about where this is going. Violence no matter what side uses it solves nothing. The saddest part of all of this is that Breitbart which supports Trump has caved to the juggernaut that is the outsider candidate’s campaign posting a near apology for the victimization of Michelle Fields. President Obama would never have gotten himself elected if bands of angry black men shoved white protesters out of his rallies. Since Fields had asked a question about affirmative action of Trump after the rally when the candidate was walking among the press and Lewandowski had a spark of prescience that Trump might say something so polarizing that it could harm his candidate it is clear he had a rush of blood that prompted him to do the only thing he could; yank Michelle Fields’ arm and take her out of Trump’s line of sight. That having been said Donald Trump in this journalists opinion is no longer fit to hold any political office in the United States of America because of his decision that violence cam be a part of the modern political discussion.

Pax Terra!

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I played basketball in high school and college at Marquette and absolutely love the game. I was a point guard. Yes, I am a short white girl but so were most of the people in Iowa where I grew up. Well, white, but not short. Now watching the Golden State Warriors over nearly two seasons I find only a few chinks in their armour. One is turnovers and the other . . . Well I forget because I’m too busy being amazed that they are 55-5 through 60 games. The Warriors’ bench is deep and they pass the ball better than any other team in the NBA. There’s only one thing missing I think.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JUNE 22: Elena Delle Donne #11 of the Chicago Sky shoots the ball against the Indiana Fever on June 22, 2013 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – JUNE 22: Elena Delle Donne #11 of the Chicago Sky shoots the ball against the Indiana Fever on June 22, 2013 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Yeah, I’m serious. Next draft the Golden State Warriors should make one more bit of history. They should draft Elena Delle Donne and give her a shot at making the team. At 6’5″ 187 she could come off the bench and do just what the rest of the Warriors do night out and night in; pass with efficiency and shoot the daylights out of the basketball. Delle Donne would enhance an already near perfect offense and they would not miss a beat. On a team that could play with four against five on most nights [Fred Schwartz joked last night that CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, 5’3″ 105 could play 12 minutes a night for Golden State and they’d still score 130 points and she’d score 5 points and have 5 assists.–D.V.] Delle Donne would be an asset. Let the girl play on the big stage.

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