Colonizing Mars

Is Elon religious enough to do it?

I don’t know, but I think there will be room for plenty of religions off planet, including new ones.

[Update a while later]

A new paper from the White House called “Making Human Settlement of Space a Reality” that contains almost nothing that would actually enable human settlement of space.

[Afternoon update]

Adam Routh wants to do Apollo again.

Conservative Reasons To Vote For Trump

Five of them. I agree, even though I think he’d be terrible. Especially on the last one.

[Sunday-morning update]

Since the topic has come up in comments, it’s worth noting that while Trump talks dirty, Juanita Broaddrick still relives her brutal rape by Bill Clinton. And expect the Democrats (of which she, like Kathleen Willey, used to be one) to continue to attack her and imply that she is a liar, or a “narcissistic loony tune,” as they do with all of his victims.

[Update a few minutes later]

Hillary is (faux) shocked, shocked at Trump’s crude language. The hypocrisy is overwhelming.

[Late-afternoon update]

Juanita Broaddrick wants to be believed.

And the Left and the Clinton mafia want to victimize her again.

[Monday-morning update]

A reminder of what Hillary did to Kathleen Willey. It’s who she is. It’s what she does.

The Childishness Sweeping America

Thoughts from Bob Zimmerman:

The worst aspect of all these stories is how this childish intolerant behavior is becoming increasingly violent and aggressive. Unfortunately, our society does not seem to know how to stop it, and thus I expect it to only grow worse in the coming years, no matter who wins this coming election.

Like related things, it won’t end well.

The Rule Of Law

Do we still believe in it?

Democrats don’t seem to. At least not as applied to them.

Whatever you think of Donald Trump, the election of Hillary Clinton will be a moral and legal catastrophe unprecedented in the history of our country from which it may never recover. Sound excessive? Think what you wish, but the fact of the matter is the USA will have an unindicted criminal as president and no one knows what the consequences will be.

With each passing day it becomes clearer the investigation of the Hillary Clinton email scandal was such a sham that it did far more than merely tarnish the reputations of the FBI and the Department of Justice. It distorted our legal system beyond recognition.

The FBI and Justice Department have apparently been used by one political party to keep the other out of power by covert manipulation of our system. That means these institutions have been turned on their heads into instruments of state oppression extraordinarily close to those used by totalitarian regimes.

There will come a point, if this continues, that only the Second Amendment will preserve the Republic. At this point, the best outcome would be the election of Donald Trump, and then removal via Article 2, Section 4. Or perhaps the 22nd Amendment.

[Update a few minutes later]

Oopsie. Two “boxes” of Clinton emails unaccounted for. And why were they in boxes? Because for no explained reason, she printed them out, a format that can’t be easily searched, rather than simply handing over a thumb drive, which could. This is a massive cover up, in which the White House, the Department of State, and the Justice Department and the Clinton campaign all collaborated. It’s a much bigger deal than Watergate (particularly when combined with the continued IRS abuse and cover up). And the Democrats in the media can’t be bothered to care.

[Update a few minutes later]

The Left’s attempts to silence dissenters will not end well. And I agree with Glenn: “I’m increasingly concerned that the neutralization of the Tea Party movement — an effort by both major parties — may have convinced a lot of people that civics-book style polite political participation is for chumps.”

They are sowing the wind.

[Update a while later]

America’s governing “elite” thinks that Americans are morons. Well, if we continue to allow them to run our lives, in some sense, we are. This will not end well.

[Update at noon]

Sarah Hoyt: Breaking and buying.

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