People vs. Principles

Nov 29 2011 Published by under salt

Herman, Herman, Herman…

Yer killin’ me!

The first time I let myself “fall in love” a little with a candidate and he let’s me down!  I should have stuck with my lifelong rule:  Support principles, not people, because people will always let you down.

Well, here we are.  I’m still holding out hope he wasn’t a cad.  I really, really, really, really want to believe he’s the good man he has presented himself to be, but this long-term affair lady is credible.  I believe her.  And even if they didn’t have a sexually intimate relationship, he violated the covenant of trust with his wife by having a sufficiently intimate relationship with another woman that he could call/text her 61 times in 4 months, once at 4:27am.

That’s an astonishing piece of bad judgement & wanton hubris for a man on the national stage.  That alone is disqualifying as a matter of judgement.


One response so far

NYT Giveth, NYT Taketh Away

Nov 19 2011 Published by under salt

I was just about to give The New York Times an “atta-boy” for publishing my comment beneath their story on the Cain/Libya/Taliban dust-up, defending Herman Cain as correct on his assertion that there are, indeed, Taliban among the rebels on the ground in Libya – you know, the rebels who are now in charge, which is exactly what Herman said – when I had withdraw it (the “atta-boy”).

Interestingly, they updated their article overnight,  softening their mockery of him, possibly because they, I dunno, Googled it like I did. My previous post explains why Herman’s statement, rather than showing a paucity of knowledge, in fact, shows a careful – dare I say nuanced – understanding of the rebels-cum-leaders on the ground in Libya. (If Obama, or Hillary had said exactly the same thing Herman said, they would have called it “nuanced” and any honest reader g*ddamned well knows it.) First, here’s my comment:

So what prompted the “atta-boy” withdrawal?

Well, while grabbing the screenshot of it, I looked to the right and saw a “Featured” columns list of headlines.  One of the headlines I swear to God - was:

The underlying assumption of that question, by extension, the publishing of that headline, is so revealing, so packed with meaning, I hardly know where to begin!

First, the easy one:  You can’t have it both ways, New York Times.  You kill whole forests of trees, digital or otherwise, day after damned day asserting the entire GOP are uninformed rubes, which means you, day after damned day, assert that 40% of the country are rubes.  That stat is from a recent, reliable poll – one you people usually hold up like friggin’ tablets of stone – which said that 40% of America self-identifies as conservative (20% self-identifies as liberal – that’s 1/2 as much, for you OWS kids doing the math at home).

Perhaps this explains why “the Republican debates seem to matter so much.”

Perhaps it also explains why your newspapers is bleeding subscribers.  What have you got, maybe a million paying subscribers, right? That’s only twice your arch-enemy, “rodeo-clown” Glenn Beck’s subscriber base for GBTV, which launched, what?  Three months ago?

Beck, who digs up original documents, primary sources, plays audio/video of people saying things in their own words, invites historians, politicians, businessmen on, that you sneer at, who also bring with them original documents, primary sources, and audio/video of people saying things, then give us the links to the original documents, primary sources, and audio/video of people saying things so we can fact-check it ourselves – because he & his guests are not afraid to be “crowd-sourced” and back up on their assertions.

Not a day goes by you don’t hear him say, multiple times, “Go do your own homework on this.  The links up at my blog.”  That means he’s not afraid to be taken in context, understand?  To be “crowd-sourced” on what he asserts.  There’s a whole industry of people who take him on it, too.  You & Media Matters are among the leaders of that group.

You & Media Matters then, reliably, go on to mock – him- , offering up an Alinsky ad-hominem attack on him or his guests, but 99% of the time, that’s all you got.  I defy anyone reading this to go look at the bile Media Matters posts as fact-checking or analysis and you will find the overhwhelming majority of it is tangential noise, attacking the character of the person saying it, but not the core facts themselves.  Let me repeat that:  They are not able to post facts contradicting Beck’s facts.  Got it?

Beck could teach every single on of your how to have the courage of your convictions and do basic friggin’ reporting.  You’ve been around since the 19th friggin’ century, 1860, was it?. Before the Civil War!!!  You’re the paper of f*cking record.

Think that might be a clue why “the Republican debates seem to matter so much”, a**holes?

I’ll have more thoughts on this later.  One involving the Queen of England’s advice to a bride on her wedding night… but I have to go now.  I’ll be back later ;)


No responses yet


Nov 19 2011 Published by under salt

Herman’s not done.

It seems like it, because of all the unbelievably dishonest reporting going on.

The latest is that he’s an ignoramous because he suggested that there’s Taliban in Libya.


Seems there is.  And no less a liberal rag than The Los Angeles Times had a headline stating that very fact last April.  I Googled “Taliban in Libya” and it was the second result.  Second!  Do these “reporters” ever fact-check?  Do they ever think?  Do they ever think that we fact-check? 

Besides, everybody paying attention knew, and knows, that the “rebels” are a very sketchy bunch.  It’s hardly a stretch to assume that one flavor of West-hating jihadi wouldn’t be happy to put aside their ancestral hatred of another flavor of West-hating jihadi who has been their traditional mortal enemy – just long enough to kill a mutual third enemy.  The enemy of my enemy is my friend even when we’re talking about jihadis. They’ll team up for firepower just long enough to kill whomever it is they both hate, smug in the assumption that they’ll get the upper hand on their temporary ally when their usefulness has expired – and just kill them.

Happens all the time.


Anyway… Back to my original point.

Herman’s not done.  It’s been ticking around in the back of my brain all day, so persistently I had to commit it publicly.

He may surprise everyone in Iowa.  Iowa doesn’t like Mitt.  He’s blown them off and they know it.  Newt hasn’t been in the state for 5 minutes.  And from what I hear, every Iowan that’s met Herman loves him – and we all know it’s retail politics that wins.  The other candidates may have been better ground games, but Iowans don’t like them.

They love Herman.

I expect 2nd in Iowa.  Not confidently, but I think it’s a fair shot. Perhaps 3rd.  He won’t win it.

He will place  3rd in New Hampshire.  He will not win it.  At this point the entire media establishment will write his obituary.

He will then go on to win South Carolina and Florida.

Remember where you read it first ;)

No responses yet

Cain STILL Leads Among LIKELY Iowa Voters!

Nov 15 2011 Published by under salt

From a Bloomberg Iowa poll, taken on Nov. 10 to 12, released this morning:

Cain leads the field with 20%, followed by Paul with 19%, Romney with 18% and Gingrich with 17%, a statistical tie within the poll’s four point margin of error.”

Dig a little deeper and the poll tells us that the slime-job against Cain has largely failed, and resulted in 66% saying they “believed Cain’s denials” or “were waiting for more information.”  Only 25% said they were either “skeptical”or just outright “didn’t believe” him. In other words, the electorate is being eminently fair.  Short of a(n unlikely) bombshell, something really, definitively damning, I stand by my previous prediction that this tactic to take Herman down is over.  Also as prevously stated, that doesn’t mean they’re done with sliming him, but this tactic, the sex one, is over.

More here.

No responses yet

MSNBC’s Alex Wagner Should be FIRED

Nov 14 2011 Published by under salt

I spent my life behind a radio microphone, so am loathe to call for any broadcaster’s firing, knowing as I do, how easy it is to step in it, but sitting down to tweet is a DELIBERATIVE* act, something done ON PURPOSE, after THINKING ABOUT IT, and this tweet was formed with CLEAR MALICE OF INTENT,  a DECLARATIVE statement making a DISGUSTING CAUSAL link from facts NOT IN EVIDENCE to fundraising from his outraged supporters, and thus, appears, to me, a non-lawyer, to be a LIBELOUS SLANDER.

Perhaps it’s short of the textbook definition of “libel,” so perhaps the law is not the place to seek remedy, but MSNBC should!  If for no other reason than to maintain the integrity (such as it is) of the brand.

*NOTE:  This is not to suggest that broadcasting is not a “deliberative act, something done on purpose, after thinking about it”:) but clearly, when one talks into a microphone, live, the nature of one’s utterances is far less regulated, and rightly subject to a much wider berth for forgiveness.

h/t NewsBusters - “MSNBC’s Alex Wagner Tweets ‘Sexual Harassment Is a Lucrative Side Gig’ for Herman Cain”

No responses yet

De Moines Gold Standard Poll = CAIN

Nov 14 2011 Published by under salt

American Thinker cites a Politico story citing a De Moines Register poll (ya with me?), which, as noted here, and as I’ve seen elsewhere, is the gold standard of polling in Iowa. It’s of likely voters (versus registered voters, or the general population, in progressively less reliable order) and for that reason, together with the fact that the Register’s polling is historically accurate, it’s the one off-the-shelf poll that even the guys who get $10k per month to do internal, private polling for a candidate, can read – and panic.

And while there is nothing panic-worthy in this one, and it’s tight, there is some very, very encouraging news for my man Herman:

“…The poll breaks down candidate preference into hard support (definitely backing a candidate), moderately hard support (probably backing a candidate) and leaners… ‘In all three categories, Cain leads the field with 20%… Gingrich… gets 19% (and) Romney gets 14%…  13% were undecided… (The) interviews taken Nov. 11 to 13…

(The) Des Moines Register poll of Iowa, which is considered the yardstick… (had) subsets …(which) reveal… Cain has 9% of voters “definitely” backing him, while Romney and Gingrich have 8% “definitely.” Paul has 7 percent “definitely”…’”

This poll was taken just this weekend.  Do I even need to ask the rhetorical question as to why this isn’t leading the news on NBC / CBS / ABC / MSNBC / CNN?  This shows remarkable resilience for a guy who has been mercilessly, brutally, unfairly slimed for two solid weeks.

Way to stand tall, Herman!

No responses yet

Dr. Victor Zuckerman’s 15 Minutes

Nov 14 2011 Published by under salt

Now Bialek’s boyfriend-at-the-time, a pediatrician, is going to say that she said what she said when she said it to him, 14 years ago. Allred’s called a presser at 1pm.  The mainstream media is already reporting this as “another accuser,” “this time a man.”

Unless he was in the car, it’s not news.  It’s hearsay.

And it will backfire.

No responses yet

MAJOR Consultant Predicts CAIN as NOMINEE

Nov 14 2011 Published by under salt

Forgive me for not providing a link to the video clip I am about to describe.  I have other matters that need my attention this morning, but this was important enough for me to throw up a quick post.

Last night I had a rerun of Friday’s FBN’s Freedom Watch on.  The Judge had a major political consultant on.  I wish I could remember his name, but I remember thinking the guy had chops & was sufficiently credentialed to be credible.  In short, he impressed even me, who believes most of these guys are full of sh*t.

He predicted Herman Cain would be the nominee.  He did this based a few smart criteria, but also on what I have been feeling my gut all along, and he cited it.  Remarkably, it’s the very same gut-check criteria I heard an old Marine express to Bill Bennet on his radio show this morning: Herman’s a guy you can follow into battle.

Why?  Because you know he won’t put you in harm’s way unless it’s real, and serious.  This old Marine even mentioned his son, a young Marine, specifically, as an example of the precious cargo he would entrust to a Commander-in-Chief Herman!  Got that? Worthy of the title of Commander-in-Chief. Think about what that means coming from an old Marine and father of a current Marine!

This, unlike the Poseur Commander-in-Chief Bam-Bam, who is bringing the troops home for Christmas as a political choice, not a military choice – because it sounds good, like a Hallmark card - even though the Generals on the ground are screaming that it’s lethal – the middle of the fighting season and with every troop gone, the troops remaining are grievously imperiled“Who are you going to ask to be the last man to leave” to quote the perfumed gigilo the Democrats almost elected in 2004.

Remember the great scene in Jaws, when Quint is describing floating in the Pacific after delivering “the bomb, the Hiroshima bomb”?  He said the scariest part wasn’t the event that threw him in the water, or even the hours he spent treading water watching his buddies get eaten alive by the circling sharks.


He made a point to say that the scariest part was the last few minutes, when the rescue ship was there, waiting for his turn.

That’s what Barack Obama is doing these poor guys in Iraq & Afghanistan by “rescuing” them while the sharks are circling in the middle of the fighting season.

So, while this political consultant’s prediction was made prior to Saturday night’s Commander-in-Chief debate, I doubt there was anything that happened there that would have changed his mind, for a reason I’ve stated before:

There’s nothing Herman lacks as a man of deep, abiding principles, that he can’t learn from a briefing book, versus Obama, for whom there aren’t enough briefing books in the world…

No responses yet


Nov 13 2011 Published by under salt

If you arrived here via a comment I’ve posted somewhere, perhaps looking for the promised link to set up a recurring donation to Herman Cain 2012, please navigate to  I am recovering from attacks on this blog, one of my own making, and the other a hack.

If you are a returning reader, my apologies for the schizophrenic nature of this blog’s appearance.  You know I shot myself in the foot Thursday night (11.10.11) by tinkering under the hood with the permalinks and bolluxed things up pretty good, but now I have evidence of an outsider hacking the site.  My “dashboard” in WordPress has a lot of heavy white space in it, and the left hand menu has disappeared, evidence, I’ve come to understand, of a malicious attack.

I knew I had some weird visitors, people from Slovenia, etc, that didn’t make a lot of sense, but, research seems to indicate it’s no mere fluke of “the world-wide internets” but an all too common occurrence of hacking, for no particular reason, it seems, other than it can be done.

Thanks for putting up with me while I figure this out.  Salt may be in and out, up or down, in days to come, but please know any outages are temporary and on the way to getting to a permanent fix!

No responses yet

POP QUIZ! QUICK! “4 Women” Allege WHAT?

Nov 13 2011 Published by under salt

I originally wrote this as a comment to a NewsBusters article under their headline:

On PBS, David Brooks Predicts Herman Cain Is ‘Behaving Badly’ and ‘Will Collapse ‘Within a Week Or Two’





You mean… It’s SLANDER if “anonymous” “alleges” something about YOU, a WHITE guy?  Is that it?  But it’s NOT slander if “anonymous” “alleges” something DESPICABLE about a BLACK GUY?  Is THAT how this works? (I, personally, think race is secondary to this mess, but a liberal would argue it this way.)

How are you going to DEFEND yourself, David?  How do you DEFEND yourself if all your little press buddies spend ALL of next week printing 100+ stories with ANONYMOUS ALLEGATIONS that YOU, DAVID BROOKS, diddles little boys?  It’s IMPOSSIBLE, isn’t it?  It’s punching at air.

POP QUIZ!!!!  What did Herman do?  ”FOUR WOMEN” have come forward, right?

1. “You’re as tall as my wife.”

2. The BULLSH*T story Bialek told about the “incident” in the car – HIGHLY SUSPECT.

3. Anonymous woman – unknown complaint.

4. Anonymous woman – unknown complaint.

ON #1:  ”You’re as tall as my wife” sued her SUBSEQUENT employer for sexual harassment when a male co-worker sent around an email that “men are like computers because you have to turn them on, and women are like computers because they remember everything” – THAT was the CENTRAL FEATURE, not ancillary, but THE CENTRAL FEATURE of her second, subsequent complaint. THAT’S WHY the going-to-the-ladies-room-in-a-group presser floated around was KILLED.

ON #2:  And Bialek?  (Stipulated – ALL “lie” technology is squishy, okay?) The latest, and BEST in lie detector technology ran a voice analysis on both Herman & Bialek – and said, HERMAN’S TELLING THE TRUTH AND, like *I* have said, Bialek’s story is credible – EXCEPT FOR THE ALLEGATION OF ASSAULT.  This Atlanta lie detector guy said THAT’S WHERE HER STORY FALLS APART – HUGE.  As I’ve written previously, he passed up THREE opportunites to go use this ‘palatial’ suite he upgraded her to, ostensibly to USE IT, and he chooses to MEET in the hotel bar – pass – LEAVE the hotel to go out to dinner – PASS – then PICKS A CAR, IN PUBLIC, OUTSIDE HIS EMPLOYER TO *ASSAULT* HER?  When EVERYONE agrees Herman very likely could have … ASKED for nookie?  Hello?

ON #3 & #4:  Well, it circles back to #1 & #2.  Add in Ann Coulter’s (in Human Events) BLISTERING ripping off of the scab of the “coinky-dinks” vis-a-vis the source of ALL of this being AXE & CHICAGO, through ex-Cain/NRA employees now working for the opposition, and that these were all alleged to have happened in this ONE 3 year period, in the LEWINSKY years, when everyone was whining to their employers over NOTHING for a quick $50k…. It just all piles up to a mountain of steaming sh*t.

Brooksy-baby, and the rest of you liberal wh*res?

There’s a DIRECT INVERSE relationship between how much the liberal media slams a candidate and how much we “love” him, so KEEEEEP TALKIN, kids!




Hah hah haha….

No responses yet

Regarding Saturday’s Debate

Nov 13 2011 Published by under salt

Regarding tonights’ GOP Foreign Policy Debate:

Could Scott Pelley be less likable?

Maybe it’s because he knows he’s just the cheap sloppy seconds after they unloaded expensive Katie Katrinka there at CBS.  I wanted to slap him.  Several times.

And Murrow must be turning over in his grave that they chopped off the last 30 minutes!  What the hell?!

Nobody made any headlines tonight, good or bad.

Herman’s got to be luckiest guy alive because this is his weakest thing, the debate was on a Saturday night, which is a graveyard for this kind of television, and they only broadcast 2/3′s of it!  Plus, they didn’t pig-pile on him, so all in all, a lukewarm, not great, but not horrible night for Cain.

Kinda hard for lefties to get all snotty about anyone up there not having foreign policy chops on the same day their guy, our President, while on his Pacific/Asia trip, couldn’t pronounce Khe Sanh…

No responses yet

Cain’s Lie Detector Test RESULTS!

Nov 10 2011 Published by under salt

Okay… Maybe not.  But my previous theory that everything in Bialek’s story rang true except the assault gets some vindication here.

No responses yet

CAIN UP – MSNBC’s Mika’s Audible SIGH

Nov 10 2011 Published by under salt

Quinnipiac – which is really a toilet paper pollster, but hey, it’s the latest and it upsets MSNBC so let’s have a look – in polling taken since the the slanderous allegations hatched out of Axelrod’s Chicago apartment house took off, have Cain UP in crucial swing states. (Human Events had a damning article last night on the unbelievable ‘coincidences’ vis-a-vis Axe & Herman.  Sorry I don’t have it linked here.  Please Google it.)

When Politico was briefing Mika on Cain’s continued support, thus, how nobody is buying thier bullsh*t anymore, there was an audible off-camera sigh.

Po’ Mika.  Can’t slander with impunity anymore, can you? It’s a b*tch having the axis of evil now that you didn’t have 15 years ago – Internet/Talk Radio/Fox – isn’t it, cupcake?

Raw poll data is here.  Haven’t seen it integrated into Real Clear yet, and haven’t seen any analysis of it yet, but you can peruse it cold… and smile.

No responses yet

Herman Cain False Narrative Drumbeat

Nov 10 2011 Published by under salt

MSNBC is wall-to-wall that the ‘right-leaning’ media & Herman Cain supporters are doing exactly what Bill Clinton’s supporters did when he was accused of sexual misdeeds.

Uh… No.  I defy you to find a clip of a single ‘righty’ making an ad hominem attack on either one of the named accusers.  

What we’ve done is report the facts.  The facts are unflattering.  But nobody on the right has made remarks about their hair, their trailer, their non-Ivy league education, etc. like they did when poor Paula Jones, she of the bad perm, trailer park, community college degree, was sneered at, and pig-piled on by the elite media.

If you want ad hominem attacks, you need only turn on NBC/MSNBC where they are wall to wall with people talking about ‘predatory black’ on ‘blonde’ sexuality, and ‘smoking the symbolic crack pipe’ etc…  It’s AWFUL.  VILE.  FIREABLE if ANYONE ON THE RIGHT SAID THE SAME THING about a Democrat, but these vicious, personal attacks are all over MSNBC.

Again, FIND ME THE REPUBLICAN who has made a PERSONAL attack on ANYONE involved in this Herman Cain story and I’ll eat my hat.  


AND – This BULLSH*T about Herman Cain ‘not knowing China had’ nukes. 


Watch the tape.  Before said what he said.  Even AFTER he said what he said.  It was TOTALLY taken out of context.  He was talking about their MILITARY nuclear capability.  THAT was the context of the conversation.  Whether or not they had nuclear capable missiles / armament that were a threat to AMERICA.


No responses yet

Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck & SNARK

Nov 09 2011 Published by under salt

Before we deal with the headline, let’s deal with the matter that prompted it:

I am not normally a cheerleader for Sean Hannity (he annoys me*) but he’s on FIRE today.

He’s got this mash-up of absolutely sickening, over-the-top, just naked racism from talking-heads on NBC while discussing Herman Cain.

It’s so awful… I’m speechless. Truly. If I get a link (and remember to!) I’ll post it.

It’s breathtaking, truly.


Evidently he hates Glenn Beck.  Evidently he & his BFF Mark Levin (whose book Liberty & Tyranny is a treasure), both, in their BFF way, together, hate Glenn Beck.

Now, understand, I don’t care who likes Glenn Beck or doesn’t like Glenn Beck – Glenn Beck can take care of himself and doesn’t need me!  It’s just so obvious that he’s led the way these last 3 years on 90% of what we know about the ugly under-belly of this Administration that it’s really disingenuous to not give a nod when you use his research!

I’ve heard Hannity go on air with stuff I know he got from Beck.  There’s zero way he got it from anyone else – and 99.99% of the time, he has turned himself into a pretzel, to the point of even editing out Beck’s voice in a two-way interview, to avoid giving him credit!  It’s really unbecoming and childish!  And I can’t believe I’m the only person who has noticed.

When he really lost me was after 8.28.  I made a point to listen to him the Monday after 8.28 to see if he would congratulate his colleague on an astonishingly successful event.  Rush did.  Hannity did not, and I lost a ton of respect for him because of that one omission.  It was a big one. 

You know, I don’t have to personally like the people with whom I agree politically. But I would like to be able to regard them with some measure of respect beyond their political principles.  The snarky nature of the way Hannity & Levin deal with Beck just bugs me.  We need to be able to give ‘atta-boys’ to like-minded countrymen when they do good right now.  It’s critically important. There’s too much at stake.

I hope someone, maybe his wife, can broach this subject with him.  Like I said, I can’t be the only one who has noticed it.

PLEASE click the ‘Like’ or ‘Tweet’ buttons below if you agree, and maybe this post will find it’s way to Hannity or Levin!

No responses yet

Older posts »