Straight Line of the Day: A College in Boston Lowered the American Flag to Half-Staff After Trump Won. Idiots. The Correct Reaction to Trump’s Victory…

Works like this: I feed you Moon Nukers a straight line, and you hit me with a punch line in the comments.

A college in Boston lowered the flag to half-staff after Trump won. Idiots. The correct reaction to Trump’s victory…

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The One Thing the Media Skips Over When Discussing Trump and Racism

[High Praise! to Scott Adams’ Blog]

I think the total number of KKK members is a few thousand people sprinkled across the country. But what matters more than the absolute number is the trend. The group once numbered over a million. Now they are a few thousand. Did Trump’s election cause a spike in recruitment that will have a lasting impact on the long term trend toward zero membership? I doubt it. But in any case, you have to wonder why the press isn’t reporting KKK membership trends. Every other part of the story is meaningless without that one piece of data.

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2 Thoughts on Thanksgiving from Doug Urbanski

I was browsing the archives a bit & found these. Five years later, they’re still true:

“The Thanksgiving holiday is a symbol of the fact that consumption is the result and reward of production. Sadly, in Europe they don’t have anything like this, as either a holiday or an idea.”

“When Obama hears the word ‘Thanksgiving,’ he thinks it’s a national holiday for people to give thanks to him.”

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Trump Won and You All Suck

So, a week ago or so Harvey sent me an email telling me that I had earned my right to write a “I told you so” post.

I’m telling you so.

He also said I had to make it funny. Seriously, nothing could be funnier than you Never Trumpers literally failing at everything in life. You people suck. You haven’t got a damned clue. If you ever found a clue, you would be like “what is this? Is this garbage?”. To which you would answer “yes” because you guys are not big on clues.

You don’t actually get what all of this has been about. I did, which is why I created my meme. But you NeverTrump guys clearly don’t get it.

It’s a shame really. You will benefit from Trump policies, while at the same time hating him.

But this has all happened before. Reagan in 1980. Same deal. Worthless Never-Reagans cried about it, then eventually turned Reagan into some kind of god.

Sorry, I was supposed to make this funny. House rules.

Here is funny:

Hillary Clinton being chucked into a van like a side of beef.

Donald Trump being never stumped…30 episodes. Watch them all…so hilarious.

Glen Beck putting his face in Cheetos…because he is an idiot (and so are all the people that listen to that douche). Seriously, if that guy is in your daily lineup, you need to re-think your life.

Oh, and this is comedy gold. Believe me folks, we have the best YouTubers.

You anti-Trumpers don’t get it. You never will. We who work normal jobs understand it. We who are stuck in unions understand it. You, in your silly little sheltered lives do not understand it.

Guess what? WE outnumber YOU.

MAGA mofos.

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They Refuse to Take This Lying Down…


Angry over the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, dead voters in many Democrat strongholds across the country are demanding to be dug up and re-buried in Canada.

“I can’t possibly be expected to rest here in peace after this,” said Pearl E. Gates (1919 – 1998) of Shadyview Haven, Cook County, IL. “Not with such a vulgar misogynist in the White House! Why did I even bother to vote this year? Don’t just stand there, get me a shovel and a bus ticket to Winnipeg!”

Earl E. Graves (1926 – 1962) of Eternal Slumbers, Broward County, FL, added, “I have voted Democrat in every election since the day I died and I’ll be da… uh, dog-gonned if I’m going to be interred beneath some foul-mouthed punk billionaire with with a lousy comb-over for the next 4 years! Now, somebody dig me up and haul my bones to Ottawa!”

On a related note, when asked why dead voters all seem to vote exclusively for Democrats, renowned Psychologist Dr. Ernest Lee Frank replied, “It’s quite simple, really — their brains have ceased to function.”

Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes could not be reached for comment on the recent wave of dead people on the move.

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May You Live in Interesting Times

I was busy last night, so I DVR’d the election results. Please don’t spoil what happened.

Seriously, though, this is kinda crazy. I mean for me, I just became unemployed this week and now Trump is going to be president, so I’m in a weird place right now (BTW, if you have some leads for a tech job in the Austin area, hit me up). And it’s going to take a while for everyone to parse through this. It seemed like the Republican Party was dead, and now it’s in charge of everything and the Democrats are impotent and reeling. Now the Dems are the one’s that are going to have to do some soul-searching if they want to be relevant, and a lot of that is how all their identity politics finally came home to roost.

And still there’s the big unknown of what exactly is a Trump presidency going to be like? No one knows. Maybe even Trump doesn’t know.

Furthermore, as a classical liberal who wants smaller government, I’m not sure what I’m supposed to be doing right now. I’m enjoying the Democrats’ huge loss, but I’m not sure how the Republican win gets me any closer to what I want. We’ll see, though. Uncharted territory. No one knows what will happen.

Well, everyone thought the election of Barrack Obama was going to be great for race relations, but things only got worse during his presidency. Everyone assumes Trump is going to be horrible for race relations, so maybe… just being hopeful here. We’re a big country and at some point we all have to learn to work together. And that means no large group having all their concerns dismissed. The left especially needs to learn that.

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Perspective on the Scope of Government Circa 1986

[High Praise! to Word Around the Net]

Even just thirty years ago nobody seriously believed the government would monitor all our phonecalls and drag people off to prison. Nobody seriously believed that you could be arrested for how the dust blew off your property when you plowed a field or where you smoked. Nobody believed you could be fined or jailed for who you baked a cake for or didn’t. And already by that time the federal government was far too vast.

Might be worth reading the whole thing.

(By the way, I forgot to bookmark where I saw this quote. If it was posted at your blog, let me know so I can update)

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Sad, But Smiling

I was really saddened to hear about the passing of Lactose the Intolerant. He’s certainly been more of a part of IMAO than I have for some time. My prayers are with his family in this time of need, especially his wife and their five children.

A lot of people have been talking about what a depressing year it’s been — especially in the area of politics — and this certainly doesn’t help. We need more people like Jonathan now to keep good humor and keep everyone’s spirits up. And that just makes it more incumbent on us to keep up a smile and fight the good fight.

Remember Lactose the Intolerant. And remember your humor.

[more on Lactose here]

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2016 Election and the Press: Summarized

[High Praise! to The Federalist]

There is an obsession in political journalism with gotcha-ism — and by this I mean a Republican saying something politically incorrect will always be a bigger story than a Democrat doing something corrupt.

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This Is What a Feminist Victory Looks Like

I’d like to extensively quote from Scott Adams, who has just called the election for Hillary.

Call it a bitter silver lining…

[I]f Clinton wins, it will be because women voted for her in landslide proportions while men (on average) preferred Trump. And that means two things of historic importance.

  1. We will elect the first woman to be President of the United States. That’s good for everyone.


  1. Everything that goes wrong with the country from this point forward is women’s fault.

I feel some relief about that. The next four years are likely to be some of the worst in our country’s history.


Men had a good run. We invented almost everything, and that’s cool. But we also started all of the wars and committed most of the crimes. It’s a mixed record to be sure. Now it’s time for something different, apparently.

Hillary Clinton is all yours, ladies. She and her alleged rapist husband are your brand now. Wear them well.

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Monkey Hillary Clinton

I got an odd search result at my little blog the other day. Let me explain what I’m talking about for those that aren’t familiar.

Google does the stats for my little blog. That includes page views (totals and per blog post page), audience (where, what browser, etc), and search results that led to the page. And that’s what I noticed as a little odd.

Google said that the third most popular search result this week that people used to find this little blog was, and I quote, “monkey hillary clinton” — no I am not making this up.

I don’t think I’ve ever used the phrase “Monkey Hillary Clinton” ever in my life. Until now.

I’m not sure if it refers to this image of one of Hillary’s Flying Monkeys:

Monkey Hillary Clinton

This one where we wonder who wore it better:

Monkey Hillary Clinton

Or this (which means we can do monkey pictures of politicians again):

Monkey Hillary Clinton

I’m not sure why anyonw would search for “monkey hillary clinton” or why such a search would turn up here.

But, if it’s my destiny for my blog to be the one-stop shop for Monkey Hillary Clinton images and other items, so be it.

Of course, maybe they were searching for a monkey named Hillary Clinton. But why would someone name a monkey Hillary Clinton? I wouldn’t. There is already a jackass with that name.

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Best Summation of the “Vote With Your Lady Parts” Crowd Claiming Offense at Trump’s Tape

[High Praise! to Stilton (comment thread NSFW)]

“Suddenly everyone in Washington is pretending to be an Amish virgin.”

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A note of thanks

Everything’s finally back to what passes for normal at la casa de Basil. The power was finally restored this afternoon, and Comcast service resumed tonight. The tree is out of the tree, thanks to a neighbor and some hired help.

Oh, and thanks to you.

The comments you left regarding my tree in a tree predicament were truly hilarious and put a smile on my face. The responses to Harvey’s “Where’s Basil Really Gone” Straight Line question were also enjoyable to read.

Things are all better now, and I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you. Thank you all for the encouragement, the kind thoughts, and the many laughs. I do so appreciate you each and every one. Thank you.

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I really need to get my tree out of the neighbor’s tree

Hurricane Matthew came by for a visit this weekend. Friday, actually. I was out of town anyway, and had events in Perry on Saturday and Millen on Sunday, so it was Sunday night before I got a chance to see what all Matthew had wrought.

I did know that the power went off at 8:36 Friday night, because, well, I have it tell me things like that. And here it is Monday afternoon, and the power isn’t back on yet. Georgia Power says I’ll have service by 10:00 tonight. They, as well as the local EMC, have had workers out all day and all night working on things. I have no complaints. Sure, I wish my power was one of the first back on, but I can understand them focusing on nursing homes, restaurants, grocery stores, and such. Or so it seems.

Now, we’ve had hurricanes before. When David came through in 1979, it hit closer, but it had already weakened by then (thanks, Florida). When Hugo came through in 1989, it was more powerful than David, but further away. We even managed to get in some football during that Thursday night strike.

Matthew, though, was more of a problem than either of those. At least, it seemed to put down more trees and tree parts in very inconvenient locations. Driving out of Millen, for instance, there were several traffic lights out on U.S. 25 in Statesboro. Most people knew to treat such circumstances as a four-way stop. But some didn’t. You know what you call dumbasses like that? Dumbasses.

Anyway, same was true for Claxton (the place famous for fruitcakes — the kind you have at Christmas), Glennville, Ludowici, and Jesup. Yes, those are all real places. Brunswick, where my son lives, is in pretty good shape. They have power, at least.

Me? No power. But I do have a tree in a tree. The tree that’s in the ground is actually the neighbor’s. It just hangs over into my yard. Free shade!

The tree in that tree is my tree. Well, actually, it’s part of my tree. A good chunk of it, at least. And, I need to get it out of the neighbor’s tree. The neighbor isn’t there, so the neighbor doesn’t know my tree is in their tree. I’d kinda like to keep it that way.

So, any tips on getting a tree out of a tree? I’ve tried offering it treats, but it just won’t … leave.

[Comments also welcome at BasilsBlog]

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On the NYT’s Manufactured Trump Tax Scandal

[High Praise! to Hope n’ Change Cartoons]

Note to the apparently clueless NY Times: “Man Pays Correct Amount of Taxes” is not a scandal. In fact, it’s not even interesting… And let’s not forget that to get his tax breaks, Trump had to lose almost a billion dollars – and we’re guessing that’s not a tax strategy most people would enjoy employing.

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