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Ladies and gentlemen, the 47th President of the United States

With a wolverine on his head. I explain the wolverine in this 13 year old post.

I have coffee with my elderly English friends Friday mornings (nearly all Guardian readers). They were snickering about the Trump verdict and I said, “they’ve just made him the next president.”

Silence. Then guffaws. I felt like Ann Coulter in that famous clip.

We’ll see, won’t we? Have a good weekend!


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: May 31, 2024, 8:33 pm

Hail to the Chief !!!!!

I have never seen the number of young minority men in America declaring allegiance to a Republican as have expressed intent to vote for Donald Trump. If you missed the Bronx rally where two black rappers came to the stage and endorsed Donald Trump and declared “MAGA!”, it was sight to behold.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: May 31, 2024, 9:13 pm

If I cared what elderly English folks thought….

My Irish genes have some opinions.

Comment from aelf
Time: June 1, 2024, 3:50 pm

Bragg & Co may not have assured his re-election but they’ve d—-d sure delivered the coup de grâce to judicial legitimacy.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 2, 2024, 12:34 am

I remain worried. Since the “conviction” I have spoken with three friends who are Democrats. One is a doctor, one a lawyer, and the third retired senior management. They are pleased and emboldened by the conviction and see zero problem with the quick conviction on all 34 counts, and see Trump as a proven criminal. My sister (with whom I haven’t spoken post-conviction) is another who hates Trump for reasons she can’t cogently articulate.

My point is not everyone recognizes this as a banana-republic level shameful act of lawfare. Worse, education does not seem to be any sort of vaccine against stupidity. I have spoken to my mailman who is a 55 year-old guy and a 15-year government employee; very middle class working man. He also happens to be Black. He offered, unsolicited, a distaste for Biden, and a newly born preference for Trump. However, he may be the exception who proves the rule.
I think this election will be very close, especially since Trump has to succeed beyond the level at which the Democrats can cheat in the contested states. That’s a tall order.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: June 2, 2024, 2:11 am

Some Vegetable:

The problem for the future is not getting Leftists to change sides. That ain’t gonna happen. Leftism is as much a religion as Islam, with more than a few overlapping characteristics. To me the key point now beyond whether the Coercive Organs of State Power pull an Epstein on President Trump is whether there is still a Social Contract holding us together as a society, people, and culture.

There is always a fraction of any population that does not agree with its cultural base. The important point is whether that fraction gets large enough to destroy cultural stability. YHS has been active in politics, law enforcement, and as a writer in the field of professional military affairs [the first and last of which are closely related] for well over half a century.

I guesstimate that depending on the culture the break point is between 5%-10%. In the last couple of decades we have seen repeated proofs that the soapbox can easily be suppressed, that the ballot box has no integrity, and now that the jury box can provide no reality-based relief if the State so decrees. That does not leave much. I fear that the recent events have pushed that fraction well over the break point and maybe to a majority. I take no comfort in the relative quiet since the Volksgericht verdict. A lot of people are awaiting the sentence, and whether the Epstein tactic will be repeated. People who are serious, are quiet.

I take no comfort, because while I am old I have children and grandchildren who will have to live in the newly conjured world.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 2, 2024, 12:29 pm

@Subotai Bahadur — You imply that we’re down to that last box. I pray that you’re wrong and fear that you’re right. My main area of uncertainty, and this has the profoundest implications for readiness, is how widespread the ugliness will be. I probably won’t know in time to fine-tune my plans. I, too, am old, and although I have no children of my own I do have some family members who look to me for guidance and protection. I’ll always have guidance because I’m an opinionated SOB, but I’m afraid my ability to provide protection has become quite limited.

Comment from technochitlin
Time: June 2, 2024, 2:27 pm

I saw an old and unlamented name in the comments of that post- good ol’ Oceania. So much bitterness. So sad it’s gone (not).

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: June 2, 2024, 10:56 pm

What our idiotic liberal well educated morons continuously fail to understand is precedent is a very important aspect of law.

And now the invented methodologies (until a sane higher court throws this shit into the dumpster of Stalinesque justice) can be used ON ANYONE.
Because if you can nail a former President, who is exceedingly wealthy, you can certainly nail Kevin and Beth McLiberal for what ever reason strikes your fancy.
I’d have included Mike and Susan O’Consevative, but they’re already being nailed for whatever reason strikes the government’s fancy.

I hope we don’t need the cartridge box option, but if we do I’m ready, willing and as able as my age permits (no doubt guarding a strategic waste treatment facility…)

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 3, 2024, 7:37 pm

Oh, middle class white lefties will always despise Trump. I’m just hoping there are fewer of them than working class normies, who don’t seem to like this outcome.

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