Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Reads

My would-have-been delegation made absolute asses out of themselves yesterday when they disrespected the veterans.

It was the Greens posing as Sanders delegates who were the culprits.


Obituary: Top racehorse Seeking the Gold, 31, was euthanized July 28 because of infirmities of old age. I remember him best for his duel with Forty Niner, still alive I believe, in the 1988 Travers Stakes:

He was also a notorious bad actor; in other words, a mean, mean horse.

The Houston Chronicle decided not to wait and it endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

As if there is any viable alternative:

The Chronicle editorial page does not typically endorse early in an election cycle; we prefer waiting for the campaign to play out and for issues to emerge and be addressed. We make an exception in the 2016 presidential race, because the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is not merely political. It is something much more basic than party preference.
An election between the Democrat Clinton and, let's say, the Republican Jeb Bush or John Kasich or Marco Rubio, even the hyper-ideological Ted Cruz, would spark a much-needed debate about the role of government and the nation's future, about each candidate's experience and abilities. But those Republican hopefuls have been vanquished. To choose the candidate who defeated them - fairly and decisively, we should point out - is to repudiate the most basic notions of competence and capability.

Any one of Trump's less-than-sterling qualities - his erratic temperament, his dodgy business practices, his racism, his Putin-like strongman inclinations and faux-populist demagoguery, his contempt for the rule of law, his ignorance - is enough to be disqualifying. His convention-speech comment, "I alone can fix it," should make every American shudder. He is, we believe, a danger to the Republic.

He is the US's Idi Amin.

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