Rich TAkes! On Stopping The Trump Train

This edition of Rich TAkes! leads off with a few stories about the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone 5c.

Has Obama recognized that this couple were radical jihadis yet? Anyway, the FBI apparently tried to change the phone or the iCloud password, and got themselves completely locked out of the phone, so that is why they got a court order to force Apple to create software which completely bypasses the built in encryption and security in iOS. Apple will be appealing, and the outcome will have grave consequences for us all if the government prevails.

Next, the 11th Republican debate just concluded in Detroit. This is perhaps the wildest run up to the general election that we may ever see in our lifetimes. We have a real estate developer, and self-made brand in Donald Trump who is energizing the electorate even more than Obama did in 2008, and he’s not even close to being a conservative. The GOP is getting desperate, especially since the closest rival is Ted Cruz who actually stands by his principles. The establishment GOP is so desperate that Mitt Romney actually gave a speech today which he must have gleaned off of any anti-Trump web page listing Trump’s numerous faults and failures, while openly advocating to deny Trump a first ballot nomination at the convention. I wonder what rules will need to be changed? If Romney is angling to swoop in and save the party in a brokered convention he is kidding himself.

I don’t trust Trump since he has taken three sides to nearly every topic, and his foreign policy credibility is greatly suspect. For example, last fall he said to let the Russians take out ISIS, and reversed himself mere days later.

As I noted last August, Trump has done the Republican Party a great service by getting people who would not take much interest in the process into the fray, but don’t kid yourself, he is not a conservative. He doesn’t even know what the meaning of the word is. He may also be helping the GOP to disintegrate, since the GOP has only themselves to blame for this interesting turn of events.

“may you live in interesting times” might be appropriate here. I hope you enjoy the 

Rich TAkes! On Stopping The Trump Train

Apple’s FBI Battle Is Complicated. Here’s What’s Really Going On | WIRED

Apple increased the encryption and security levels in iOS after the Snowden NSA revelations. Apple does not have a key to get in.

Why The FBI Chose To Try The Apple Encryption Case In The Media

Dead Men Tell No Tales | Carlos Cunha

MYTH BUSTED: Actually, Yes, Hitler Was a Socialist Liberal

We the people POedIt was the National Socialist Workers Party, after all.

Refugee-lovin’ governor sued for importing Muslims

Nikki tosses her cup of TEA.

In 36 States, Unemployment Rates Still Linger Above Pre-recession Levels

Post Super SEC Tuesday update:

delegate count

Trump is not really running away with the Republican nomination yet.

More info about each state’s rules and primary election dates here:

Republican Delegate Count

So far, Trump wins open primaries and Cruz wins closed … and the calendar is starting to change toward more closed primaries

Last Chance for America? Part II – Thomas Sowell

Sowell makes the case for Cruz.

Trump: Ok, I lied when I said Bush lied.

Trump, April 15, 2009: ‘I Don’t March with the Tea Party.’

I love Obama, Can’t Stand the Tea Party. Sarah Palin Doesn’t Mind 2008-2016

Ben Shapiro: Donald Trump Is A Liar – YouTube

Donald Trump — Immigration Hypocrite Who Ignores American Workers

How Did We Get Obama and Trump?

Poll workers in Trump gear ignoring IDs, hiding ballots – Nevada caucus is a DISASTER

Cruz received a lot of flack about talking about Trump’s New York values. Most people do not know that Cruz was simply quoting Donald Trump in his own words.

How President Trump would rule America

(VIDEO) Trump Continues To Flat Out Lie About His Opposition To The Iraq War

Christie going job-hunting

Dear Donald, It’s Not You, It’s Me

Marco Rubio, the Electability Trap, and Why Voting For Ted Cruz Matters

Coburn: Trump-circulated quote attacking Cruz ‘absolute fabrication’

Glenn Beck – Donald, how do you answer this? First you you use…

“I always vote for winners. Congratulations to my good friend Barak Obama”.

It’s weird that he wrote several checks to Hillary’s campaign in 2008.

57 Percent Of Democrats Say Socialism Is Great For America

99.97% of them have not lived in Cuba or the USSR either.

Rush Blows the Lights Out in the Final Hour! What This Election Is Really About and What’s Really at Stake

Ruch extended his comments over three segments of his show. Well worth reading, I heard most of it live.

Dear Trump Fan, So You Want Someone To ‘Tell It Like It Is’? OK, Here You Go.

Matt Walsh is a rock-star!

USA Today Poll: Hillary Trails All GOP Candidates [UPDATE: Cruz Overtakes Trump?]

ZO FU abortion

Justice Dept. grants immunity to staffer who set up Clinton email server

So now DOJ and the FBI are making a “security check” Hillary?

Freddie Gray Autopsy Report Deals Blow to Murder Charges

The myth of the killer-cop ‘epidemic’

Surprise! There isn’t an epidemic at all.


“Bull Moose” (American Progressive Party, featuring Teddy Roosevelt) precepts in this free public domain book of the week selection.

Woodrow Wilson actually modeled his Presidency in no small way after Philip Dru

The Stunning “Explanation” An Insurance Company Just Used To Boost Health Premiums By 60% | Zero Hedge

Why Obamacare is bad of the day.

The “Robin Hood” CEO Who Famously Raised His Employees’ Minimum Wage To $70,000 Has A Dirty Secret | Zero Hedge

This could get real messy

Appeals court keeps block on Obama immigration actions

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

Agit-prop and Psy-Ops converging. Scary stuff, and well worth a look.


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