Posts bythebubbler

Give people the information they need

Twice in the last week, I found myself in a position where I had information that was not going to be received well by another. In each case, I had to make the decision to either tell them, which would almost certainly make them angry, or hold on to the information and spare them the anger and distraction. In each case, I ended up telling them. Before I told them, I had this very conversation with them. Would you rather I tell you something that is going to anger you, but give you information that will potentially allow you…

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Conservatism: a movement without a leader

President Trump did more for marketing the conservative movement in four years than the Republican Party has done in the last 50 years. And he didn’t even know he was doing it. To my knowledge, President Trump has never considered himself a leader of the conservative movement. Based on listening to hundreds of hours of his speeches, I’m not really sure he even understands the philosophy. More specifically, I think his actions are rooted in conservatism, and I think the things he talks about are conservative points of view, but he does it with a lack of awareness that…

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“Cisgender,” another word for “normal”

I was just reading about a study from 2018, conducted by two Canadian researchers, who spoke to 1000 “cisgender” people about who they’d be willing to date: options including “cisgender” men, “cisgender” women, trans men, trans women, genderqueer, and any of the other 703,503,243 genders that we’ve invented. According to some lazy (read: Wikipedia) research, the word “cisgender” originated from some research work done in 1991 about transsexuals. One definition from the Dictionary from Oxford Languages states “cisgender” means “denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex.” In other…

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Celebrating death, a Democrat hallmark

Rush Limbaugh sadly passed away yesterday, and predictably, many liberals were out celebrating and dancing on his proverbial grave. There’s nothing about this that wasn’t predictable. Many liberals are quick to celebrate when something truly horrible happens to someone they don’t like. We’ve seen it before. But I’m afraid conservatives are going to miss yet another opportunity to capture and utilize a defining Democrat moment. It’s a tough thing to advocate, because I think the appropriate use of our time right now is to mourn, remember, and celebrate the life of Rush Limbaugh through stories, replays, and highlights from…

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We’ll miss you, Rush

Today, during a busy work day, my brother told me via text that Rush Limbaugh had passed away. Obviously, we all knew this day was coming, but I didn’t realize it would hurt so much. I felt as close to Rush, a man I had never met, as I do to my family and friends. In fact, it’s quite possible I spent more hours listening to him speak in the last 30 years than any other one person. Some people credit Rush with their move toward conservatism, while others loved him for, as he described it, being the voice…

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This silly notion of electability

Over Valentine’s Day weekend, Mitch McConnell spoke of how he will consider funding Republican Senate candidates during the 2022 mid-term elections. When asked about his willingness to back Trump-endorsed candidates, he indicated he may or may not back them, saying “the only thing I care about is electability.” There’s no such thing as “electability.” It’s a false premise. When one speaks of “electability,” they’re really just saying it’s their opinion that someone is or is not electable. In this case, McConnell is saying he’ll be the final arbiter of who’s electable. I don’t think this gives anyone much comfort,…

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Boycott the media

If we had an effective Republican Party (a massive “if,” to be sure), they would band together with all conservatives, be they public or private citizens, and boycott the media. No interviews. No statements. No leaks. No reactions. No points of view. No acknowledgement. That’s not to say they wouldn’t be making statements or responding to things. It just means they would identify who they consider the mainstream media, i.e. New York Times, Washington Post, CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, etc. and never give them the time of day. They wouldn’t mention them. They wouldn’t watch them. They wouldn’t…

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The Republican Party is not hapless

Can we stop talking like the Republican Party is full of well-meaning conservatives who, gosh darn it, just don’t know what to do? Can we stop acting like they just don’t know how to win? They can’t get the right words out to defend conservatives and their constituents. They just don’t know how to defeat those clever rascals like Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer. Republicans are just like Wile E. Coyote who can’t seem to ever outsmart or win against those pesky Democrats. I’ve been saying this for 30 years, and I’ll say it one more time: The Republican…

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Unity. Diversity. Which is it?

Democrats from Joe Biden on down are all talking about unity. We need to unify the country. We need to come together. We need to heal after the terrible four years we experienced because they made it so unbearable with their four-year nonstop tantrum. But didn’t these same Democrats spend the prior 25 years telling us to “celebrate diversity?” Yard signs. LinkedIn posts. Campaign slogans. Bumper stickers. Billboards. In the workplace. In public schools. Everywhere we turned, we were told to celebrate diversity. Hell, living in Seattle, I was excited to celebrate diversity. Many of the companies here were…

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Losers dictate when the war is over

I wish I could remember where I read this, but it was two years ago and it has resonated ever since: As long as the loser of the war wants to keep fighting, the war is not over. This is where we are in America right now. Conservatives are the clear losers. They lost the presidency. They lost Congress. Based on the Supreme Court’s decisions to avoid taking on any of the election fraud cases, we’ve lost them, too. However, unlike every other conservative loss I’ve ever witnessed, it appears conservatives are fired up and fighting this time around….

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