At this writing a few of my fellow conservative colleagues, Rand Paul is one, are thinking one thought. It's a scary thought - indeed frightening. First a background fact.


No matter what opportunistic swing he has made to present himself as a Republican, his record of voting, support for candidates - Especially Hillary Clinton - in the past, he is a bonafied died-in-the-wool Democrat.

Many of his supporters if not all of them seem not to care. He's saying what they want to hear, from having Mexico build a wall (not going to happen), to stopping ALL Muslims from entering the US. The last point of fact is a record of the Democratic Party - WWII Internment/Exclusion anyone?

However what Trump has promised over the years doesn't measure up to what he ultimately delivered. In other words he's a bunch of hot air saying things that the uniformed take as fact. It's no doubt that we have a dumbed down electorate. I know this from talking with Trump supporters here in Florida. When asked for specifics of his foreign policy (he has none), they sputter, get angry and rip about talking about he's the one to beat Hillary.

Generally all his support comes as not a vote for him personally, but as a "No Hillary" vote. People think because of his threats, bragging, veiled promises, he's a shew-in to beat Hillary in November.

But what if?

I have a theory and it's based on over ten years of blogging about politics and observing the game playing that takes place. I'm not a conspiracy theorist either. I'm not wearing a tin-foil hat either. But I have a theory.


Think about it. If Trump became president he would have to relinquish all interest in his building ventures because of the conflict of interest it would create. Remember Dick Cheney had to do the same with Halliburton when he signed on to be Vice President. Does anyone really think that Donald Trump would essentially give up control of his financial interests to play President for 4 or 8 years? Does anyone really believe that at all?

I don't and neither do some of the more in-the-know people that I converse with.

Again, it's just a hunch. If you need a bit convincing look at his positions in 1999 vs. 1998.

Cruz: Media sitting on Trump bombshells.

Funny when the rules they made are applied to them. Hypocrisy.

Just in...

A huge fire has broken out in a high-rise hotel in central Dubai close to the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa.
Burning debris could bee seen falling from the 300m-tall (1,000-feet) building, called The Address, as firefighters arrived at the scene.
It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties.
The blaze erupted ahead of a major New Year's Eve fireworks display, due to be held at the Burj Khalifa.
Crowds gathering to watch the display have been asked the leave.
Fire appeared to have engulfed much of the building, which has more than 60 storeys and is a luxury five-star hotel and apartment complex.
There is no indication so far of what might have caused the fire.
The Dubai government tweeted (in Arabic) that the fire had started on the 20th floor.
A tourist, Michelle Duque, who is visiting Dubai, told the BBC: "All of a sudden we saw this huge black plume of black smoke coming between the Khalifa Tower and the hotel.
"The flames burst out really big and before we knew it the whole of the Address Hotel was covered in orange flames."

UPDATES: As they come in. Fox live feed report from BBC/via Fox Coming....



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UPDATE: MSNBC now reporting. Link for feed.


"With the fire burning in the way it is the building must be in danger of collapse and the Dubai authorities are surely taking a huge risk by making the decision to continue with tonight’s fireworks celebrations. The Irish Times has reported that huge chunks of burning debris are falling from the building and hampering attempts by firefighters to tackle the fire. In such a situation it seems bizarre that the authorities are allowing the celebrations to continue.

Question is whether this is a terrorist attack. Witnesses are reporting that there was a blast on the 20th floor before the fire broke out. More updates to come.

HOTAIR: Accidental?

One of the things most cited on the subject of intercity violence is the lack of effective parenting.  Well done.

Once again we've seen another faux riot based on the death of Freddie Gray who died while in Baltimore Police custody.  Yet interesting facts about Gray have surfaced that tell us that it's always better to wait before getting riled up.

From the Washington Post.

 A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and believed that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to a police document obtained by The Washington Post.
The prisoner, who is currently in jail, was separated from Gray by a metal partition and could not see him. His statement is contained in an application for a search warrant, which is sealed by the court. The Post was given the document under the condition that the prisoner not be named because the person who provided it feared for the inmate’s safety.
The document, written by a Baltimore police investigator, offers the first glimpse of what might have happened inside the van. It is not clear whether any additional evidence backs up the prisoner’s version, which is just one piece of a much larger probe.

Of course it's always good to get the facts before determining what exactly happen.  America has become some paranoid with any story where a black man is allegedly harmed by the police, especially a white cop.   Most times after the facts are known it shows the perpretrator was more at fault for his own fate that previously believed, but don't let that stop the liberal media narrative.

By the way, for a perspective on just who dies more by cop that who, behold.

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