The best choice

STEVE COTTON pointed me to an interesting website that allows you to compare your stances to those of the presidential candidates in a very specific way.

It’s a fun process. You can take a relatively rapid version or you can opt for the extra questions available at the bottom of each category. I ate the whole banana.

trumpMy score shows that Trump and I agree 87 percent of the time. I wonder how I would have stacked up against Ted Cruz, my previous favorite.

Hillary and I are in agreement 9 percent. I’m embarrassed to learn that we agree on anything at all.

hillaryI boarded the Trump Train after Cruz pulled out. I did it initially because he was the only viable candidate still standing against Hillary.

However, The Donald has grown on me.

After taking the quiz and getting your results, there is the option of seeing how each candidate stands specifically on each of the questions. I did that with Trump, and was pleased to see his opinions and mine are incredibly in lockstep.

Trump’s polling numbers have been rising of late, and Hillary’s have been falling. This is heartening.

The Donald is a reaction to the lamentable condition of American culture. I wrote about this phenomenon back in March. We live in unfortunate, interesting times.

Señor Cotton, inexplicably, remains on the fence regarding the Hillary-Trump decision. This is strange because a more stark black-white choice would be hard to find.

Women and men are different

TRYING TO INSERT women into the Marine Corps infantry officer ranks has, not surprisingly, failed utterly.

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The Marine Corps got along famously for decades without women in its infantry, and that is how it should be. Then feminism reared its Butchy head, frightening the Marines, something they should be eternally embarrassed about, and they opened training for infantry officers to the distaff side.

Not surprisingly, the ladies couldn’t keep up. Most men can’t keep up. Women had nary a prayer. But due to the silly egalitarian/victim culture in which the United States now wallows, they had to be given a chance.

Women do have a place in the military, and that place is far back at headquarters, doing the thinking. Women are equal to men in the thinking area, but not in the brawn department.

Women should not be firemen either, which is one of the most physically grueling occupations that exists.

It’s nutty that these common-sense conclusions are considered reactionary these days.

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(TOMORROW: Fifteen years in Mexico, the anniversary post. The final adventure. Don’t miss it!)

Nation unraveled

TWO NEWS stories today do a lovely job of illustrating the wackiness of the American cultural landscape brought to you by devotion to multiculturalism and the victim mentality. And, oh yes, ignorance.

BlackPowerIf it isn’t Latinos wanting to give back a third of the western United States to Mexico, it’s blacks acting like children on the one hand and like bulls in the proverbial china shop on the other.

To wit:

First, a 100-year-old Navy vet was receiving a special honor at a Town Hall meeting in Portland, Oregon, one of your collectivist blue states, of course, when a pack of angry black folks (is there any other kind these days?) stormed in to chant the shopworn phrases “Hands up! Don’t shoot” and “I can’t breathe!”

This had absolutely nothing to do with the event, of course, but so what?

Second, and you’ll really enjoy the brilliant thinking behind this one, packs of angry black folks (are there any other kinds these days?) have taken to disrupting white people having restaurant brunches. They do this, they say, due to white people’s “complicity in genocide.”

So far this latter nuttiness has taken place in Berkeley, California, (knock me over with feather) and New York City (another feather), more bastions of vapid, collectivist thinking.

It’s a great time to be living outside the United States.

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(Note: I feel sorry for what appears to be a minority of black Americans who are clear-thinking, informed and law-abiding citizens. How these protests must embarrass them.)