“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Friday, December 09, 2016

Was that unnecessary Ruffness?


  1. Confiscate that child and provide him a Safe Space.

    Abject trauma is written all over his face as he approaches the camera.

    1. At ten seconds is the moment that Carolla often talks about:

      The kid looks to see what the adults are doing...

      Today's pc feminized parent will go:

      "Oh, poor Johnny, are you alright? That must have been scary."

      Followed by Johnny crying and learning to be a victim.

      Not this kid.


    Big Deal
    I can do that too, without even moving my feet.

  3. Good Grief, Trump is really packing them in on his 'Thank You Tour' in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    This 'Thank You Tour' is a new thing. Can't recall anything like it before, keeps the spotlight on The Donald, and people don't seem tired of it yet.

    1. But it's driving the snowflakes deeper into insanity.

      ...on HIS Dime.

      Hopefully the figures can be found, not only for the cost of Obama's vacations (woefully undercomputed) but ALL the trips he took in Air Force One, fundraising, politicking, etc.

      Two 747's, various C-17's, etc etc, and hundreds of overpaid government drones.

  4. MSNBC Never believed:

    1. Chris Matthews talking about comic characters is too rich for me.

    2. Though it's fun to watch Sabato make a fool of himself.

    3. Following video of Biggest Media Post Election Breakdowns is good too.

    4. "We're trying to avoid the apocalypse and half the country is voting for the asteroid"

  5. ???
    Trey Gowdy Officially Joins Donald Trump's Transition Team

    At least he wasn't running his mouth off, as usual.

    Lots of folks were impressed by him, I wasn't at all at the Hillary grilling.

    He'd come up with really good points and questions, but would quickly talk over her instead of letting her hang out to dry trying to refute the point, or answer the question, neither of which she could do since she was lying about just about everything.