Back from two more trips to Spain, and heading off in July for another.
I, however, haven't neglected the home front.
The Diplowife and I decided that just whining about the state of affairs was insufficient. We have become involved in the local GOP, and got ourselves elected as delegates to the North Carolina GOP Convention next month. It was a hard fought election for the fourteen slots allocated to our part of the county: we had fourteen candidates for fourteen slots. Stalin and Castro would have been proud. We also got made GOP poll watchers for the upcoming autumn municipal elections and the 2024 national elections. We snagged, in addition, a couple of tickets to hear the GOP candidate for Governor, our current Lt. Governor Mark Robinson, at the Lincoln Douglass Reagan Gala, and tickets for a dinner for Governor Ron Desantis, who will speak at the convention. Trump will also speak, but tickets for that were gone in minutes. Mike Pence will be there, too; there are lots of tickets to hear him still available.
We'll see if any of this can make a difference.
I have been writing quite a bit on Twitter, trying to recoup my old followers.You can join in following and/or attacking me at Lewis Amselem@TheDiplomad.
In a couple of days, I want to reflect on the Durham Report.
See ya soon!
Good to see you back here. Please find the time to include your Twitter postings here for the benefit of us twuddites. Cheers.ReplyDelete
I don't spend a lot of time on Twitter, mostly just links to posts I write with the occasional meme I create. I know you're on Truth Social and I'm finding that a lot easier to pick up people, plus Trump! The Greatest President of the 21st Century is there. :)ReplyDelete
Good News to learn of your recent GOP involvement
and ongoing accomplishments, aimed at, I believe, making
our USA Great Again! May I also, proffer proud salute to your
dear Diplowife, and devoted Family~~~
whom I sense are hard at it, in service to our God & Country~~~
Looking Fwd to reading your
reflections on the Durham Report...
Diplomad, that was quite a feat capturing 2 slots together. The political environment where you are can be tough for Republicans. Well done!ReplyDelete
whether it makes any difference or not, the effort to right the ship is greatly appreciated by those of us who have no wish to live under a Socialist-Progressive regimeReplyDelete
Nice to have you back, and greetings from Brazil (where our current [and ex-con] President is trying his best to move us leftward)ReplyDelete
I offer you an insight into the effect of politics on otherwise good people.ReplyDelete
As freshers a pal and I stood for election to the Science Students' Representative Council. The joke was mine: I proposed him and him me. I arranged that a mutual friend second each of us. As I'd expected no one else stood for the freshers' seats so we were declared to be elected.
I told my pal that he should vote in whatever way I said, since I'd proposed him, and I'd vote in whatever way he said. But soon I found he'd abandoned the joke and insisted on voting in whatever way he judged to be to the advantage of his voters. I pointed out that in reality nobody had voted for him.
He would have none of it. Office had gone to his head. I must emphasise that he was an otherwise lovely fellow: sane, bright, good humoured, and popular with our classmates. Be warned!
I was wondering because I saw you on twitter the other day. And here you are. Good news indeed.ReplyDelete
Glad your back, and best of luck as a representativeReplyDelete
Thanks for remembering your followers here!ReplyDelete
Now that you can publish longer form items on Twitter, why not post them there or perhaps a teaser paragraph?
Also I really miss your witty humor over at Quora. That was hilarious. More like that please.
Good for you. Hope making R's be real conservatives makes a difference.ReplyDelete
Thrilled to have you back, Dip!ReplyDelete
So glad you're back!ReplyDelete
Don't forget to work for your favorite down-ticket candidates. Your state's politics can't improve based on just one guy. Just ask Trump.lReplyDelete
...seems 'n smells too, like you're on aReplyDelete
hot & stinky trail, 'Tex... or as one ole Tar-heel
from hereabouts, described the muck & mire ahead:
"If we don't address the serious structural issues in our election system--polite way of saying "fraud"--it makes no difference whom the GOP nominates: he/she cannot win. Either the GOP tackles the issues of mass mail-in ballots, no voter ids, ballot harvesting, non-citizen voting, and corrupt voting machines, or it just cedes the field to the Democrats."~~~
UNC Marching Tar Heels 2016
~~~pick it up Mid Field @ 4:45
So very thankful that you are moving forward and staying productive and leaving good measure in our country. Here on the ranch in E Texas we have kept you in prayer, since the loss of your son. May the Good Lord bless and keep you....ReplyDelete
East Texas Rancher
.... and Amen, dear ETR~~~Delete
Amen can be equated with steadiness, trustworthiness, and truth. The Lexham Bible Dictionary states amen is “a Hebrew word that has served as a declaration of affirmation and as the closing exclamation of agreement to a doxology or prayer in Jewish and Christian liturgy.”.
Welcome back. Best blog, even if sporadic.ReplyDelete
...Best blog, even if sporadic.~~~Anon
Concur Br'er reader Anon, if I may say so,
am looking forward to any comments
you may care to share in future, as
it gets a bit quiet down below in
the archives when our now "7"
readers&reactors go cold & Mr
Dip is in demand elsewhere or
on his requisite travel to Spain~~~
Never been to Spain~~~
So glad to see you back.ReplyDelete
Good to see you back on the blog, keep up the fight on twitter, I will join in when my latest spell in the naughty corner expires. I will be conducting my own little campaign of "interference" here in New Zealand to get rid of our very own "coalition of chaos" in October.ReplyDelete
Twitter>---> Followers OldReplyDelete
& New. So they say~~~
" Is DeSantis in danger of falling head
-first into the dreaded Twitter trap?…"
May 26, 2023"
..."Twitter isn’t the “real world.” It’s where political enthusiasts gather to debate everything under the sun, from two scoops of ice cream to global conflicts. The average person isn’t all that interested in being a political junkie, so DeSantis’ online influencer supporters might not have the impact he expects.
The downside, as anyone who has used Twitter can tell you, is that it’s not a particularly serious place. If DeSantis’ pitch is that he can be a more competent version of Trump, then Wednesday’s rollout was a failure and not just because of the technical issues. Playing to the Twitter crowd is not a way to demonstrate leadership. If anything, it shows the opposite: that DeSantis is willing to let the online culture wars and political trolling guide his campaign, as it has guided his time as governor.
Throw Trump into the mix, and that’s a recipe for a Republican presidential primary that seems unlikely to move the country closer to solving the big issues. A fight over who is more well-liked among the Too Online Republicans is going to be ugly and dumb."
Outta my league too, even tho
I've heard they may post more
wordy commentaries nowadays~~~
Glad you are back Dip and I wish you well with your efforts on the political front.ReplyDelete
I trust you will keep posting on this medium as I don't indulge in Twitter and I like to keep up with the conservative side of US politics through your writings [and regular Zoom conversations with a good friend in Florida].
Does anyone know what happened with David Duff in the UK?
Good morning David. I have heard nothing about DD since right after his site went quiet due to his failing health. His son had no time to deal with the blog, work and help with his dad. I'm not sure how I'll appear here after so little time spent.Delete
All the best,
Does anyone know what happened
with David Duff in the UK?--D from OZ
Good morning David. I have heard nothing about DD since right after his site went quiet due to his failing health. His son had no time to deal with the blog, work and help with his dad. ...All the best, Whitewall
Concur Ww that's my last recollection of the
situ over at Duff & Nonsense as well.--On Watch
Incidentally, D'Oz & Ww, as you may recall our good friend 'JK', an alum of D&N stopped by to wish us a Happy New Year over here and commented on the thread that follows below. So If there is any News about our dear friend David Duff I'd expect "Old JK" (smile) would have something relevant to say~~~
..."David from OzJanuary 6, 2023 at 8:21 PM
Just what are your pollies doing up there? Still no leader of the House of Reps after three days and counting. Some of them need a good shaking to bring them back to reality - it's not about them it is supposed to be run for the good of your country. Still it does reinforce the notion that a lot of them are in it for their own benefit and not for the benefit of those who elected them.
whitewallJanuary 6, 2023 at 9:50 PM
David, not to worry. Just democracy in action.
COMES NOW JK:
AnonymousJanuary 8, 2023 at 6:09 PM
Figured ol' JK orter do a check-in in the offchance y'all might worry I'd checked out.
This'uns for you David:
A'course we'll have to see how it all shakes out far as "our" pollies goes - Frankly I think our hopes for DC coming to our rescue will be for naught.
Dip, OW, Kepha & et all, Best In This New Year
AnonymousJanuary 9, 2023 at 2:59 AM
"I think our hopes for DC coming
to our rescue will be for naught." -JK
Affirm Brother! Seems apparent nowadays,
that the '.Rat FED Admin & their CCP providers
have no intention of staying in their Congressional lanes.
thus obviating the tactical survival necessity, for our REP,
Statesmen to prep our State drivers, and our Teams of Patriots, for the grueling State races ahead~~~
Bumper to Bumper & Door to Door~~~
"Let's Roll" ~~~
Nice to see your colors JK,
still waving in the fresh
clean air~~~of our by G-d,
Happy New Year```
That is all~~~ & Hope JK is OK and
has a few words to share on the
current status of "DD" & a JK
6 mos update on his own self~~~
I'm Remembering Roland Florio today, he was~~~
a friendly but quiet Kid, waiting at the Bus Stop
for the school day to start~his dad was a Taxi
driver who who got me and my brothers and
sisters to Church, when when our dad was
busy, sometimes on Sunday, fixing Ships,
in War & Peace times. Roland my boy
hood Pal joined the Army and became
a Helicopter Pilot, later I learned that
he had died in Nam, evacuating men
who were under siege in a firefight~~~
Roland, it was good to know you,
and your Dad too! Pray you both
made it topside-- RIP~~~
Glad you're back, Dip. Looking forward to your insights into the Durham Report.ReplyDelete
David Duff experienced a "sudden onset dementia" somewhile back - whether the two day (48 hours) interval between his subjecting himself to the UK's version of the Covid *vaccine had anything to do with his "sudden" or not will likely never be known. SoD's communications to me indicating his "opinion" that he thought so I suppose will likewise never be conclusive.ReplyDelete
I am well. Just extremely limited Internet Time - self-imposed - Fact is since oh, several months I'm finding it very difficult to find anything on the internets (*Biden & Co & Likemindeds) to get my 'enthusiasm juices' adjusting upwards.
See for example all the 'reactions into actions" generated by the release of the Durham Report.
At some point I may re-engage. But I ain't there yet.
G'day JK & Whitewall,Delete
Thanks JK for the info re DD. His acerbic wit is missed.