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Video || Trump Indiana Victory Speech

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    1. I am delighted too. And Sanders won Indiana. Now I really believe that the Trumps will move into the White House soon.Fantastic!

    2. Agree, it will interesting to see how various commentators and news organizations frame Trump’s victory and Cruz’s campaign suspension. Both Beck and Mark Levin have been pushing hard, in a near hysterical fashion, for Cruz, and against Trump–to the point one wondered if they had completely lost their marbles. They’ll both be in mourning today, and very angry as well, and continue their anti-Trump fatwah, no doubt. Levin’s current fiancee’s son works(ed) for the Cruz campaign (a little fact Levin did not disclose as he was pushing hard for Cruz on his radio program. Tsk tsk. Bit of a disclosure problem there for Mark.)

      Anyway, this campaign turns out to be very interesting, surprising, and unpredictable as both political parties undergo a reorganization, redress, new birth pains, whatever is going on inside the parties. It turns out they are nothing more than an adult version of Our Gang, as we watch them twist and twirl and routinely organize their respective circular firing squads. Where’s Stymie, Wheezer. Chubbie and Spanky, these days?

      Organizations go through cycles of birth and rebirth, pain and success, collapse and rebuilding, shrinking and regrowth.That’s how they retain their relevance and that’s what’s going on now. That’s particularly true for political organizations.

      At any rate, the pundits, the smart set, will frame this most recent development in a way that projects their personal point of view and yet insist they are all telling the complete truth, the whole story. And we know that ain’t the way they operate. George Will or Don Lemon, anyone? They are both playing the same game.

      1. IN the warren JFK report there are 2 pictures of Daddy Cruz with Oswald.
        After the assination Daddy goes to Canada to work for Bush oil company!
        Baby Cruz also worked for the Bush oil in Texas!

        So Levin must be on the Bush crime family payroll!

        So many crooks so little reporting on it.

  1. Off topic. I have been in London for a couple of days. An enormous city, a great city with a lot to offer like the fantastic British Museum with the Rosetta stone, the Elgar marbles etc, the stunning Westminster Abbey with the sarciphagis of Elizabeth 1 and her rival Mary Stuart. My husband was especially interested in Westminsters “war-rooms” from where Winston Churchill directed the war. It was closed 1945 and reopened forty years later ( by Mrs Thatcher) and made into a museum. The map-room with rows of old telephones and maps with pins all over was very interesting.We saw Winstons bedroom, he had a little chamber-vessel under the bed. There was no running water in this crammed place , everything was very primitive. Winston painted pictures and so did Adolf Hitler. They were both very good. I have also heard that Stalin painted in his younger days. So what is it with art-lovers and war ?
    We lived in Marylebone, situated between Regents Park and Hyde Park. In the lovely Regents Park is Londons biggest Mosque. With minarets. I think it is strange that they allowed this. London is a truly cosmopolitan, multicultural city and it sounds very good but it was in the good old days when Islam was not a problem. Now it is, all over Europe. We could walk from a jolly English pub to a district with Pakistani or Mid-Eastern faces looking not so kind and jolly. We have a lot of discussions to do about integration and assimilation. And it has just begun.

    1. Just a little aside about the historical in general. As you know I worked in Russia for some years. And even though I knew it, intellectually seeing how small people actually were took me a back. Like Chekhov’s bed for instance and Tolstoy’s as well. Especially Tolstoy — big strapping work, and small man in stature.

      Enjoyed your discussion. Didn’t mean to butt in.

      1. Grace, I am also interested in the little personal details. When visiting those grand museum-castles I look for the bathrooms, the wardrobes, whose hairbrush was this ? what books were in the bookshelves ? etc. And the paintings always show bigger-than-life people but if you see their clothes you understand that most of them were really short. People were shorter in the old days. By the way, the “war-rooms” had ash-trays all over the place. Can you imagine ? People smoked night and day and there was no ventilation. Poor secretaries . Maybe it was safer to be out on the streets of London than in that suffocating place.

        1. I love the nooks and crannies and “smalls” of history as well.

          I am reading The Creators: A History of Heroes oft he Imagination by Daniel Boorstin right now. You might find it interesting. It is difficult to explain so check out some reviews. But it is a virtual smorgasboard of world culture. Boorstin was the Librarian for Library of Congress for 30 years or so and an excellent historian and writer. Conversational tone. It is the format of the book (700 pages plus) that makes it interesting — you can pick it up and read a little and then put it down. The other day I was reading it and he casually mentioned something about Michelangelo and Machiavelli being good friends and meeting over a coffee or something. :)

          Anyway it’s part of a trilogy — The Discovers, and The Seekers. Science and Exploration. Good stuff for a snowy Swedish eve. :)

      2. I’m a big WWII artifacts collector and have yet to find a uniform from that era that I can wear. I’m not a giant by any means, (6’1″, 220) but yet all the uniforms seem to be 38 to 42 or at best 44 in chest. Their stature may have been smaller but their courage and sacrifice larger than any.

        1. Geoff, there was a shortage of food and people were much skinnier, both the civilians and the military. They walked a lot. And marched. And endured a lot. And, as you say, sacrificed a lot.
          By the way, we saw Henry the Eight´s armour at the Tower. He looks like a big man in the paintings. Unfortunately the armour was mounted on a wooden horse so I could not say if he really was big. Maybe that one would have been something for you ? Just joking…

        2. There’s a very interesting place in Vermont called the Shelburne Museum which is actually a rebuilt colonial village, some of the buildings go back to that time. Similar colonial village in Massachusetts called Sturbridge Village. When you go into the houses you are taken aback at how small the chairs, beds and tables are, compared to these days. The clothes were almost child-sized by our standards.

          1. Marcus, I have been to Sturbridge Village many times when living in Boston in the eighties. I love it ! Such a beautiful, interesting place. I loved the furniture in some of the houses. Simple, beautiful. Shaker style ? Well, we bought some similar furniture in a store nearby so we could bring back some of that style when returning to Sweden. A pine hutch, two winged arm chairs, a clock.I look at that clock right now and remember Sturbridge in autumn time…..

          2. Good for you! Lots of neat stuff there, and the actors playing the part of the villagers are very good–adds a lot to the experience. I tried to get a couple of the actors to break character and just couldn’t do it. I asked one of them something about the internet, and she responded, without missing a beat, “I do not know of what you speak, sir.” LOL.

        3. We live south of Columbus, Ohio, and for a time they had a replica of the Santa Maria docked on the river.

          We took a tour and I was amazed at how small the ship was.
          Keep in mind it was built to ply the coastal regions of Europe, not necessarily for crossing the ocean.

          I am 6′ and I had to duck down below decks.
          My wife is 5’3″ and could stand upright.
          The Nina and the Pinta were even smaller.

          Their journey across the Atlantic took bravery.

      3. Abraham Lincoln was an unusually tall man for his time.
        After he was shot, they laid him on a bed where his feet hung over the foot.

        So was George Washington.
        He was over 6′ tall.

        1. By the way, the magnificent Henry VIII stood 6’2″ tall, and towered over most of the men of his time. In his youth, he was considered the handsomest king in Christendom.

    2. Was able to spend 10 days in that most lovely of cities in ’94. From what I’ve seen and read since I’m afraid my heart would break going back now and seeing what political correctness has done to her.
      The Cabinet War rooms are amazing. If he hasn’t been already make sure he gets to the Imperial war museum as well.
      And for what it’s worth, take the stairs at the tower and notice Raleigh’s shoe and climb again at St Pauls to the outside of the dome. Amazing view. (Be careful though, the day I went was pretty windy,caught the door with me holding the door knob and flung me to the rail a bit too fast for comfort shall we say! lol)
      Share more as you see, always nice to hear first hand accounts.

  2. Star, Here is an opinion about Joe and Mika you might find interesting in light of your recent observstions.

    J. Goldberg is a good writer and I used to enjoy him. Unfortunately he and the whole crew at NRO have let their anti Trump position sneak into their “tone” and everything he writes now sounds slightly arrogant and ever so dismissive, which is unfortunate. He used to be a good read for me. Oh well, thought you might find this interesting. Or not.

    1. I agree with that–every word. Thanks, I never would have seen it otherwise. Whether Goldberg is snippy, I can’t recall seeing him recently. This AM on MoJoe, they were all croc tears over poor old Cruz, whom they mocked for days. He will have a career (of course, Joe in his bitterness said Rubio would not)–how will he position himself, etc… Sheesh, Rubio will have a career, not Cruz, in my opinion–Cruz has been pretty well sliced and diced.

        1. Glad that you found it interesting and useful. As for Cruz, he has a brilliant legal mind and he will dust himself off and make a way.

          At least I hope so. At one time I supported him, but political campaigns are very tough and you sure do get picked to death.

          HA. And to your point about croc tears and how things change — hear the President of Mexico is making mewing noises now with Trump.

      1. just a quick after thought — given my druthers I’d take Cruz over Rubio any day. Having volunteered for Rubio early on and watched him over the years as my Senator I would take Cruz. There is more vslue. Say what you will about Cruz, he fights , but Rubio he grooms himself and then goes out and presents what he has been told to. He has long had an interest in FP and might have real thinking behind it, but all the rest of his policy thinking very malleable.

  3. To all of those who don’t like Trump, I myself would vote for a post with a birdhouse on it before I would vote for either Clinton or Sanders.

      1. Ditto. I had a Twitter feud last night with one of the NeverTrump bandleaders whose tweets were so vile and hate filled but in the same breathe he’d say he was leading the campaign against Trump for the good of the country. The hypocrisy is astounding. This guy hated Trump MORE than the hate he was declaring came from Trump.

        Even if Trump is not your candidate, don’t waste the internet with hate. Work FOR the candidate of your choice – whomever that may be.

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