The Democrat Primary Field – Part 2 – Elizabeth Warren

The Democrat Primary Field – Part 1 – Joe Biden

 

Being a transplant to New England I have sadly had a ringside seat for the Fauxcahantas, Liarwatha, Granny Clampett, Elizabeth Warren show.  And it has been a spectacle like few others.  But Massachusetts being Massachusetts even the spectacle of Snow White claiming to be Pocahontas did not deny her election to the United States Senate from the Bay State.  They do love their radicals.

Warren is actually the brain behind Obama’s famous “you didn’t build that” assault on entrepreneurs.  He lifted it wholly from a speech she gave in Andover Massachusetts that essentially said that every businessman used the roads and infrastructure that was paid for by all the citizens of the country. Therefore, his ownership of his own business was somehow illegitimate and he should have to pay through the nose to keep a part of what was his.  Her platform is tax the rich.  Free college, free stuff and debt forgiveness.  She’s basically Bernie in a pantsuit.

As communists go, she’s relatively glib.  She can string together sentences that sound reasonably coherent but when she gets started on one of her rants, she gets this manic look in her beady little eyes and it’s clear that she’s actually a pretty dangerous lunatic.  Still compared to the gibbering of Corey Booker or the whining of Kamala Harris or even the demented yammering of Biden she seems almost sane.  So, for that reason, and because of the belief that suburban white women will vote for her in droves many on the right fear her candidacy.  Now I don’t think she’ll get the nomination.  But I wish she would.  Why?  For the sheer joy of watching President Trump call her Fauxcahantas and Liarwatha and Chief Full of Bull.  Can you imagine?  I mean, I think there’s an outside chance she’ll stroke out if he starts laughing at her during a debate.  Think of the tweets.  Think of the rallies.  There would be endless war whoops and memes of Warren’s face on Cigar Store Indians and Indian Head Nickels and her on the warpath.  It’ll be heap big fun.

And Warren’s presidential run has been great for her most loyal torturer in chief Howie Carr.  He is a columnist for the Boston Herald and now that Whitey Bulger is dead “the Fake Indian” as he calls her is his favorite target.  Here’s his latest taunt.

So that’s Fauxcahantas.  She made her career by convincing Harvard Law that she was a lily-white woman of color.  Now she has to convince democrat voters that she can get Americans to believe that she’ll hand them over all the wampum they deserve.  Ugh.

 

The Democrat Primary Field – Part 1 – Joe Biden

Looking at the field in the Democratic 2020 Presidential Primary it’s remarkable to see just how many of these people are demonstrably unhinged.  And I’m looking beyond Marianne Williamson and Corey Booker who are beyond the pale when it comes to eccentricity.  But right now, I’d like to start with the front runner, Creepy Uncle Joe Biden.

First off, with all the gaffes and dead air during the debates is there any doubt that Joe has lost more than a step or two off his fighting prime?  If elected he would be older than Reagan was when he stepped down in 1989.  And that is definitely the least of his problems.

Joe Biden is captured on film during official government proceedings sidling up behind women, grabbing their shoulders and sniffing their hair, or putting his hands on their ribcages just slightly below their breasts.  Now, definitely, in the reign of Caligula this kind of behavior would have been down right benign from a comparative psychosexual perspective.  But today, unless you’re a character in an FBI behavioral science procedural drama you’re supposed to keep your hands off the other homo sapiens you’re not married to.  What creepy fetishistic process is going on in his head when he does these kinds of things in front of cameras?  Does he think he’s invisible or above the scrutiny of observers?  Are we supposed to think that he’s just that over enthusiastic old uncle who likes to hug everybody but doesn’t mean anything by it?  What must it have been like in the Biden home around Christmas time with all the young girl relatives doing a duck and cover every time they heard slipper-shod footsteps closing in from behind?  The mind boggles.

Joe has been a strange duck since always.  Back in 1988 when he ran for President the first time he was hounded by multiple charges of plagiarism and inaccurate statements about his academic record and forced to withdraw.  Now admittedly some of this was because that dweeb Dukakis was playing lawyer ball against his rivals.  But let’s face it, lying about your college record isn’t very smart.  Then there’s the hair plugs.  Anyway, Joe’s whole career is littered with lies, exaggeration and braggadocio but without any actual accomplishments.  In a way he is the perfect Democrat candidate.

But now Joe has to win the 2020 nomination and Joe’s dinosaur version of Democrat candidacy doesn’t mesh with the woke, #metoo, progressive politics.  He’s been attacked by Kamala Harris for working with the Southern Democrats back in the 1970s.  She accused him of trying to keep young Kamala from being bussed back in California.  And Corey Booker accused Joe’s 1990s crime bill of incarcerating the entire population of Newark, New Jersey.  Poor Joe.

Initially Joe had been dialing back his aggression toward his fellow candidates because of the politically correct requirements of an old white male Democrat defending himself from the diversity scrum that the Democrat debates have turned into lately.  Because of this, Joe has somewhat become a punching bag for the likes of Kamala Harris and Corey Booker.  But finally, he seems to have escaped from this situation and is now fighting back with such inspired zingers as, “Watch out kid!” and “Go easy on me kid!”  The interesting thing about the race is that Joe’s standing in the polls really hasn’t been lowered very much at all from the heavy pounding he took in the first and second debates.  According to the news reports on television and the newspapers Joe was slaughtered in each of those debates and should have plummeted precipitously in the polls from all these beatings.  But there he still stands, way ahead of his opponents.  Apparently, the voters recognize that he has promised the fewest impossible things and therefore is the least unelectable Democrat in the general election.  And as his numbers remain above theirs, the lowest tier candidates will begin the depressing thought process of when to pull the plug on their hopeless pursuit of the nomination.  In fact, former Colorado Governor Hickenlooper and California Representative Swalwell have already pulled the plug and now will join the ranks of bitter losers mumbling “2024” under their breaths and counting up the money they managed to add to their war chests this year.

Does Joe have access to the industrial strength fix that was “in” when Hillary was running against Bernie and the Bros?  That’s the million-dollar question.  Has Obama anointed Joe?  Seemingly not.  All the indications are that Obama is keeping his options open.  He probably knows that Joe is not as inspiring to the Hopey/Changey crowd as he was.  But even slipping into imbecility and marked with the sign of Cain, Creepy Joe should be able to beat Liarwatha and the rest of the midgets.  After all, each of them has incredible negatives too.  Granny Warren was a pretend Cherokee.  Kamala Harris slept her way to the top.  Mayor Pete was the mayor of a large town!  Corey Booker, well he’s Corey Booker.  He actually called himself Spartacus, on purpose!  Bernie is like a Commie version of Uncle Leo from the Seinfeld show.  Joe will beat these guys because he can pretend to be sane.  They can’t hide their crazy.  He’s the bull goose looney and will be the candidate.

But that’s as far as he’ll get.  The general election will be a slaughter of poor Sleepy Creepy Joe.  After all President Trump is no kid and definitely won’t go easy on Biden.  Sorry Joe.

So, here’s to you Joe, you creepy, sleepy, gropey son of a gun.  You may be nuts but you’re still the best of the bunch.  Long may you grab those shoulders and sniff that hair.

 

The Democrat Primary Field – Part 2 – Elizabeth Warren

 

Clown Car – Health Care – Food Fight

I tuned into a few minutes of the second night of the Second Democrat Primary Debate so my impressions are based on the topic under discussion at that point.  But I’m sure the rest of it was much the same.  I would describe it as something like what you would see and hear if a tornado ripped through an insane asylum.  Everywhere you look a virtual kaleidoscope of lunatics would be whizzing by.  The rules seem to limit each speech to something like eleven seconds but staccato rebuttals can go on endlessly.  And the top lunatic, based on face time seemed to be Kamala Harris.  My strongest impression of Harris is that no matter what she is talking about she is always on the verge of bursting into tears.  Her voice is almost choked with emotion regardless of whether she is emoting about the uninsured poor or bragging about Cathy Sebelius endorsing her health plan or demanding another rebuttal.  She’s like the emotionally unstable little sister in a family that gets her way because her parents are afraid to ever say no to her.  They fear that if she didn’t get her way, she’d shake herself to pieces through nervous fragility.  Kamala really is the poster child for the Progressive Left.  She’s wound up tighter than a spring but all of this nervous energy is just overwrought emotion.  There’s nothing else there.

It’s funny how surrounded by this crowd Joe Biden truly is the voice of sanity.  Now, granted, it is a dishonest voice.  But we’re used to plain old lying from Democrats.  It’s just that juxtaposed against Harris, DeBlasio, Booker and Gillibrand, Creepy Uncle Joe seems like a normal guy because he isn’t speaking gibberish.

Based on the audience response and the way the moderators are according rebuttal time Creepy Joe is basically on trial.  He’s being tag teamed like a pinata surrounded by a fifth-grade class.  And he was starting to seem a little raggedy from the pounding.  My guess is that tomorrow he’ll be announced the big loser of the night and Spartacus will be the flavor of the week.  And snap polls will show Creepy Joe   down to low single digit leads over the second tier of Bernie and Fauxcahontas.  But that seems like a replay of the first debate.  I’m still betting that a week from now Joe will start heading back up to 30% and the rest of the clown parade will be half of that or much less.

Now when this race gets down to a six-way horse race maybe one of that second tier will break loose.  But right now, it’s just a melee of maniacs shouting out nutty stuff that costs tens of trillions of dollars and hoping to last another week.  Joe just has to put up with the abuse until the crowd shrinks down to the point where accountability prevents gibberish from being acceptable.

Hail to you Creepy Pinata Joe.  Long may you be pummeled by CNN and the Clown Parade.  Keep your head above water for a few more months and you’ll get to be the nominee and before you’re eviscerated by President Trump, you’ll get to stuff a billion dollars into your campaign war chest and ride off into the sunset like the Clintons.

 

Reading Some More Tea Leaves

Tom Friedman of the New York Times is one of my least favorite people.  And the last thing I want to do is provide the NY Times with clicks.  But the teaser was just so delicious I couldn’t resist:

“I’m struck at how many people have come up to me recently and said, “Trump’s going to get re-elected, isn’t he?” And in each case, when I drilled down to ask why, I bumped into the Democratic presidential debates in June. I think a lot of Americans were shocked by some of the things they heard there. I was.”

And Friedman was far from the only panicky lefty begging the Democrat voters not to jump on the Crazy Train to Bizarro World.  That’s the place where $37 trillion green new deals come to life and send Democrat candidates over the rainbow but not into the White House.

Here are the links but don’t feel obligated to click.  I’ve suffered so you don’t have to.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/opinion/trump-2020.html

https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2019/07/political-tastemakers-try-to-warn-democratic-voters-dont-go-too-far-left-if-you-want-to-beat-donald-trump.html

Looking at today’s RealClearPolitics poll numbers Creepy Uncle Joe Biden seems to have regained his large lead in all the primary polls available.  Now whether this is manufactured or not is always very hard to tell since gaslighting is their principal stock in trade.  After all the drama last week I was very curious to see if one of the zanier candidates like Booker or Beto might have benefitted from the show of solidarity for the Four Horsefaces of the Apocalypse by the House.

But anyway you slice it, less crazy Democrats are getting very worried that the nuttier positions that all the Democrat candidates have agreed with (e.g., full healthcare for illegal aliens) will scare away all moderates and independents.  And they should be scared.  Especially when we know that the next debate coming up will be powered by the rage engendered by President Trump’s masterful trolling of Ilhan Omar.  Without a doubt illegal immigration will be an important subject and nutty things are bound to come out.  And in that crowd, there will be a strong temptation to say way too much.

But maybe Friedman’s column and the other ones are a signal that cooler heads are already applying the brakes to the Crazy Train and that the next debate will be more about demonstrating the moderate and statesmanlike behavior that Creepy Uncle Joe displays whenever he’s tied to the two-wheeler and they remember to use both the bite mask and straitjacket.

This should be a very interesting week.  On Tuesday Boris Johnson will be appointed leader of the Tories and that will mean he’ll be Prime Minister as soon as they can get him a sword or powdered wig or whatever.  Johnson has sworn to complete Brexit by Halloween.  Well, that’s right around the corner so he’s going to have to get his butt in gear ASAP.  Making it happen will be far from a cakewalk so there may be fireworks on the horizon.

But the week after this is the next Dem debate.  And as I described above, it will be seen whether the grownups are back in charge or the lunatics are still running the asylum.  My money has been with the grownups and if I’m right Biden will have a very good night.  But, of course, what I’d prefer is for Spartacus or Mayor Pete to put his pinky next to the corner of his mouth and in his best Dr. Evil impression declare that he will demand that America pay “one googol dollars!” in reparations to everyone who doesn’t work for a living and won’t vote for Donald Trump.

I have to confess the last few weeks have been confusing but I’m encouraged by just how much naked fear is being expressed by the Progressives who have jobs in the Media.  I think they know that a second term will put an end to the success of the “Oust-Trump” bandwagon that they’ve been living off for the last three years.  They’re desperate and they know if the crazies run this campaign their goose is cooked.  Well, I think their goose is cooked regardless.  But fear, uncertainty and disinformation (FUD) is always wonderful when it’s running loose in the enemy camp.  “Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.”

 

Could President Trump Alter the Outcome of the Democrat Primary?

President Trump appears to me to be forcing Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat candidates for president to line up behind the Four Horsefaces of the Apocalypse.  Opinions differ as to how intentional are the rhetorical attacks that President Trump initiates on Twitter.  I would have to say that this one is extremely deliberate.  Nancy Pelosi was actively reining in these bomb throwers just to protect herself and the rest of the 2020 candidates from being tarred with the same crazy brush that these females decorate themselves with.  But once he laid on the “go back to your rathole country,” nice and thick Nancy and all the other democrat clowns were backed into a corner and had to embrace the four harridans.

This is brilliant.  These harpies are on record with so much anti-American venom that even a child will be able to put together a greatest hits reel for the Republican 2020 campaigns.  Who knows?  It might even be possible to unseat a few of these psychos.  But regardless, what it might really do is energize the democrat primary voters to throw poor old Creepy Uncle Joe under the bus and nominate Kamala Harris or even (be still my beating heart) Cory Booker!  Can you imagine Spartacus up there on the stage with President Trump at the debates?  It’s all Booker can do now to remember to put his pants on.  He’ll probably bolt if he gets too flustered.

All along I’ve maintained that the power brokers in the DNC will put their thumbs on the scale and throw the nomination to Biden.  But what if Trump pushes the Dems to a place much farther along in their intersectional identity politics calculus?  What if his insults catalyze the anti-white position into a mandate?  Then Bernie, Biden, Buttigieg and even Warren become personae non gratae.  Oh, wouldn’t that be lovely?

It is my contention that Barack Obama’s obvious anti-white bias and the pathetic economic policies of his administration have inoculated America from feeling racist for voting against a black candidate.  That and the drum beat of woke sentiment has finally started to wise up Americans to the Left’s white guilt playbook.  That’s why I think a Harris or Booker candidacy would be a boon to President Trump and all of us.  If Harris gets blown out in a landslide it would put to rest the whole demographics is destiny hustle.  As many on the Dissident Right have pointed out the Coalition of the Entitled don’t really like each other all that well.  In fact, the only thing they dislike more than each other is normal white men.  So, if you pick a candidate that doesn’t belong to the particular sliver of the coalition that is up for grabs (Hispanics for instance) then chances are you could be out of luck on Election Day if the Republican does a good job of selling his record or platform.  And if some of those slivers, like white women and Hispanic traditionalists, start thinking that their interests actually align better with the Republicans than with the America-hating Squad then things could get very interesting.

So, my thesis is that President Trump is jabbing at “the Squad” in order to drive the Democrats to solidarity around them.  His intent is to associate the Democrats with these America-hating crazy women and make them less electable.  And possibly he would like to radicalize the Democrat primary electorate to nominate a sure loser like Harris or Booker.  Now, have I changed my mind about the inevitability of Biden?  Not yet.  These things blow over and Biden really is the only dwarf with even a snowball’s chance in Hell in 2020.  I’ll recalibrate based on whether President Trump’s attacks on the Horsefaces continue or abate.  Either way I’m really enjoying this extended election season and I anticipate a bumper crop of election night Democrat caterwauls.

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What Do the Democrats Say They Want?

Now that the first two Democrat Presidential Primary debates have occurred, we have some information about what exactly they are offering the Democrat voters.  One of the more interesting results occurred in Debate 2 and included all the major candidates except for Elizabeth Warren (or as she’s affectionately known in Massachusetts, Liarwatha) who unfortunately, was trapped at the kiddie table in Debate 1.  The question was a show hands as to who thought illegal aliens should have the right to free health care insurance.  Every single hand went up.  That includes Biden, Sanders, Harris, Buttigieg and the rest of the clown brigade that drew the long straw.  Think about that, at least all but one of the major candidates has agreed with the position that illegal aliens should have better health care insurance than many actual American citizens.  The fact that it was a show of hands probably made some of the serious contenders feel that they’d been ambushed by NBC into saying something that would bite them in the butt once the general election started but they felt they had to raise their hands anyway.

What other Democrat issues are apparently universally held?  Undoubtedly, Global Warming Alarmism is right up there.  That’s low hanging fruit and so vague in its outlines that they can sign on and grandstand about how they’ll save the planet without any fear of having to explain what the hell they’re talking about.

But past that we get into issues and policy stances that become more varied.  As befits a card-carrying Communist Bernie Sanders is right in the vanguard of those handing out the most gimmees.  College tuition debt forgiveness, free college, guaranteed universal income, elimination of private health insurance and the institution of free health coverage for all, you name it he’s giving it away.

Behind him the other candidates are a spectrum of entitlements and one big entitlement that many of them have latched onto is African American Reparations for Slavery.

Another big plank in the Democrat platform is the legalization of all immigration and elimination of the border.

Liarwatha does have one interesting proposal and that is the regulation of the Tech Giants.  But far from curtailing their ability to discriminate against conservatives she wants to force them to infringe on free speech even more oppressively.

And finally, they want to reinstate the globalist policies that sent all the manufacturing jobs to Mexico and China and devastated life in the Rust Belt.

So, let’s recap.  The Democrats want to raise taxes on the middle class to pay for Slavery reparations, free college, free universal income, college debt forgiveness, free health care for illegal immigrants and taxing oil, gas and the electricity that they generate out of the reach of anyone but the rich.

They want to flood the country with unlimited illegal aliens from the poorest countries on Earth thereby eliminating all blue-collar jobs and exposing us to the violence and disease that will become the norm all across America.  And they want to roll back all tariffs and empower China to control all the manufacturing activity on the planet.

All right.  Does it seem to you that there won’t be much problem crafting an advertising campaign to deny more or less every single middle class and working-class vote that isn’t already bought and paid for?  I mean shame on the Republicans if they don’t use this platform to win back the House and consolidate their hold on the Senate.  And I can’t imagine President Trump failing to make hay with all the ammunition they’ve provided him.  I mean Christmas in July is not just for the Hallmark Channel, it’s right here in our laps as the Democrats bury themselves under piles of madness.  Actually, I’m starting to suspect that they want to lose this one.  But why that would be I can’t imagine.

And despite all the ballyhoo in the media I still think they’ll anoint Creepy Uncle Joe the candidate.  He’s just too weird not to stand out even in this slush pile.  Stay tuned for the next debate, it should be a hoot.

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Observations on the First Two Democrat Debates

I had planned to ignore the first few Democrat debates.  There are so many awful candidates that I figured if I could let them whittle it down to a dozen or so I could skip a lot of the really mush-headed nonsense that the truly hopeless candidates say.  But after I saw a few of the highlights on the news sites I realized that there isn’t anything but mush-headed Democrats in this race.  So, I did a viewing of the telecasts and I was able to come to a few conclusions.

The first thing that I decided was that the script for this soap opera is written to allow some of the truly stupidest members of the clown college to have their moment in the sun.  The kabuki theater about Joe Biden’s involvement with anti-bussing legislation was a well planned and choreographed operation.  I’m sure even Creepy Uncle Joe was in on the gag.  Elizabeth Warren was thrown some softballs to allow her to give her set speeches on climate change and health care.  Pete Buttigieg was allowed the opportunity to address the killing of a South Bend black man by a white cop in a venue where he could display the requisite amount of anguish to defuse the disqualifying nature of this offense against Democrat sensibilities.  And all podium denizens were allowed a couple of shots at President Trump just to prove their woke bona fides.

The second thing I decided was that despite the beating Biden took at the hands of Kamala Harris he would still be the candidate.  I believe the set pieces that the also-rans are being handed are for the purpose of deciding who will be the running mate to Creepy Uncle Joe.  A lot of headlines and gallons of electronic ink were expended trying to make us think that Warren, Buttigieg or Harris are now within striking distance of being the front-runner.  The latest poll (for what it’s worth) has Biden dropping from about 38 to 31 percent.  That still leaves him about 12 points ahead of the second-place candidate Comrade Bernie Sanders.  Let’s face it, adding a woman and especially a minority woman as his running mate will help Biden overcome the creep factor associated with his shoulder clutching, hair-sniffing fetish activities.  This is meant to counteract the disappointment that the more “woke” sections of the Democrat coalition will experience when Joe has to pivot hard right to avoid losing all the less crazy inhabitants of the United States during the general election.  So, until that time comes, we are regaled with tales of green energy and the “millions of green energy jobs” that always are just over the rainbow of a democrat election victory.  And the tweaks to Obamacare that will render it a panacea for all healthcare problems.  And repeal of the Second Amendment and retroactive abortions and universal college loan debt forgiveness and free college for all and transgender emotional support animals for blue haired women and, and, and.  Well you get the picture.  Right now, it’s all about throwing the base red meat (or in this case tofu) and inspiring the true believers to think Pete Buttigieg could actually be Commander in Chief of the United States which of course is absurd.

And the third thing I decided was that barring a rollicking simultaneous visit by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse President Trump will steamroll Creepy Uncle Joe or any of the lesser members of the Democrat Travelling Freak Show in the 2020 election.  Seriously, these people are an embarrassment.  And without a doubt, the more intelligent members of that party are skipping this election to avoid the stigma of losing.  Chuck Schumer is no Einstein but he looks like him when compared to Corey Booker or Kamala Harris.  I imagine he thinks he’d have a much better chance running after President Trump is term limited.  I have to assume we won’t be seeing any of these people running in 2024.  Obviously, Biden and Sanders will be, at best, in nursing homes.  Harris, Booker, Gillibrand and Warren will be hiding out in the Senate making believe they are important but the kookier members of this group will have disappeared down rat holes never to be heard from again.  I guess I can continue to watch snippets of the Democrat debates but honestly it will only be so I can confirm my Biden prediction and guess which of the sideshow attractions will be his running mate.  And maybe just to get a few laughs.

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On-Line Article Review – American Thinker – Four Reasons Why the Dems Will Lose in 2020

Someone named Dennis Lund has written a reasonably succinct and pretty convincing summary of what factors should make Trump’s re-election likely.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/04/four_reasons_why_the_dems_will_lose_in_2020.html

He breaks it down this way:

  • OVERPLAYING THEIR HAND
  • A RADICAL AGENDA
  • ANTI-AMERICAN PERCEPTION
  • THE ECONOMY IS HUMMING

I’ve read a lot of this kind of stuff but this one is balanced, not overly long and after you read it you actually think he makes good points and isn’t just preaching to the choir.

10MAR2019 – OCF Update

I’m finishing up the book “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America,” and without exaggeration it has been an eye opening book.  Dividing the country by the origin of the founding stock in each geographical area explains many things that weren’t previously understandable.  Now granted, the writer is firmly in the lefty camp but information is still information.  I should start writing something early next week.

I’m starting to post a bunch of butterfly shots I took a week ago at a conservatory.  That should break up the winter monotony of white snow.

I haven’t been very inspired by the political news lately.  Everything seems to be about the 2020 election.  Seems a little early for everything to grind to a halt.  I’m sure something will break soon.  Mueller for instance.  But I did find myself thinking about who the actual Dem candidate would be.  For all the talk about women of color, I think the candidate will be either Creepy Uncle Joe or Bernie Sanders.  But without a doubt the VP will be Kamala Harris.  She’s the female Obama and needs the grooming for her own run in the future.

Either way it should be an hilarious campaign.  The debates should be the stuff of legend, a veritable blooper reel of comic goodness.

It’s been insanely busy at work so things have had to slow down on the site.

 

post script:  First tests using the Orion 10010 Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount with my Sony A7 III and the 90mm f\2.8 macro lens were very promising.  With only the minimum of calibrating the polar axis 30 second shots were completely usable.  But I can tell the post processing stuff will be an enormous learning curve.  This will be a very long story.  I’ll revisit this in late spring.