Patterico's Pontifications


Kevin Gilbert, November 20, 1966 – May 17, 1996

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:25 pm

I have written about Kevin Gilbert before, here and here. I didn’t realize he died on my wedding anniversary (but two years before my wife and I were married).

A Facebook Group dedicated to him mentioned it, and I ran across the fact today, a day late for the 20th anniversary of that awful day.

In honor of his memory:

When You Simply Refuse To Accept There Are No Other Options

Filed under: General — Dana @ 8:21 pm

[guest post by Dana]


(from the Twitters)


Trump Announces, Well, Not His Potential Supreme Court Picks Exactly, But…Something

Filed under: General,Stark Choice — Patterico @ 6:28 pm

From the press release at the Sniveling Coward’s site:

(New York, NY) May 18, 2016 – Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. . . . Mr. Trump stated: “…The following list of potential Supreme Court justices is representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value and, as President, I plan to use this list as a guide to nominate our next United States Supreme Court Justices.”

A “plan” to use the list as a “guide” — from a liar. That’s . . . not particularly definitive or reassuring.

Pam Karlan is a giant lefty, in case you didn’t get that from the context.

So there you have it. Some of the names are good — but there’s no point in discussing them, really. This man says he is not the “John Miller” on that recording where he is a sock puppet praising his own exploits with women. Anyone who takes this list seriously — or who takes anything Trump says seriously — is a fool.

Americans face a stark choice in November, between a man they cannot trust and a woman they cannot trust. The details are irrelevant.

Bill “In Charge of Revitalizing the Economy” Clinton Earned $5 Million for Speeches Last Year

Filed under: General,Stark Choice — Patterico @ 7:46 am

Politico (cached link; no links for bullies):

Bill Clinton raked in $5 million in paid speeches last year, according to his wife’s most recent personal financial disclosure released Tuesday night, including $2.7 million after Hillary Clinton announced her presidential run.

Four days after the former secretary of state announced online last April that she would mount a second bid for the White House, Bill Clinton was paid $300,000 for a speech in front of the Oracle Corporation in Rancho Mirage, California, the disclosure shows. Over the past year, he has also given speeches to groups such as the Wyndham Hotel Group in Las Vegas; the private equity firm Apollo Management Holdings; UBS Wealth Management; and the Texas China Business Council, among other groups.

The Clintons’ lucrative speech-giving side gigs have emerged as major issues for the Democratic front-runner on the campaign trail. Hillary Clinton has refused to release transcripts of her speeches in front of Wall Street firms like Goldman Sachs.

This is wonderful, in light of Hillary’s recent claim that that she will put Bill “in charge of revitalizing the economy.”

If you’re a company operating in the U.S., time may be running short for you to get in on that cash-for-favors deal, Join Oracle and the other Bubba funders. Remember, a few million in Bill Clinton’s pocket today could mean hundreds of millions, or even billions, in profits tomorrow. Don’t wait. Act now!

P.S. Meanwhile, even the corrupt Hillary Clinton will be releasing her tax returns. Trump has promised he will not do so before the election — meaning he is obviously hiding something even worse than Clinton’s corruption.

Voters have a clear and stark choice this November: the corruption you can see, vs. the corruption you know is there but is being hidden from you.

I’ll leave you with this fun piece: The Five Trump Supporters You Meet on the Internet. Let’s see how many show up in the comments below!

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