FROM THE RIGHT AND FROM THE LEFT

June 26, 2018

Oh, how we mock thee. Let me count the ways. (Sorry Liz, the devil made me do it)

Today’s big story is IMMIGRATION. As with everything we hear and see on the news, there are two sides presented, one from the MSM and the other from a few right of center outlets. The truth finds itself somewhere in between the presentations offered. In seeking that truth, we must be aware that the meaning of the word journalist has been severely bastardized. Virtually every news reporting comes with a predetermined inclination to influence.

Let’s start with some definitions

Journal: a record, usually daily, of the proceedings and transactions

Journalist: a person who practices the occupation or profession of journalism

Journalism: the occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing, or broadcasting news or of conducting any news organization as a business.

The media, be it print, cyber, radio or TV, tend to incorporate their bias on any subject, politics in particular. The cyber world is undoubtedly the most balanced, yet many social media interactions are edited and culled by operators disposed by a liberal mindset.

The “Main Stream Media” has the greatest influence on most people simply due to their dominance in the field of “journalism”. The left, or progressive (aka socialist) side of the political spectrum, unquestionably has the strongest hold on the profession; the loudest and most frequent voice, therefore the most influence on any story. They coerce opinions of their followers through repetition.

Facts no longer matter to today’s news reporters. What is conveyed to the public is willfully distorted by the opinion of the writer, editor, newscaster, station or publication. Trying to find the truth of any important matter is as much fun as Congress passing a bill “to, ah, find out what is in it”.

By the time the truth is identified, the damage has been done and any apology or correction that might be offered is relegated to time cloaked obscurity. Any correction or retraction is overshadowed by a more current and attention demanding announcement.

On TV: The news and commentary stations constantly battle one another presenting their interpretation of the day’s or week’s happenings. In doing so, often they will use clips from another or other stations’ airings as counterpoint to their own offerings of the truth in news. Then the counter point is mocked.

What I have found is that when the major broadcast and cable stations do this they almost always use FOX as the one to present. The clips from FOX News may include hosts and guests making statements about a particular subject. The opinions often vary little overall but do have a variety of personal interpretations. FOX uses clips primarily from CNN and MSNBC but often includes some from ABC, NBC and CBS as well as audio from NPR. A montage from this collective, however, sounds like a variety of voices reading the same script.

There are key words and phrases used in each clip from the MSM collective. One of the latest is, “…ripped from the arms of his/her breast feeding mother…”.

Wow, what an emotion compelling phrase. It provokes disgust and induces hatred toward law enforcement and this administration. Powerful and opinionated statements such as this do not convey the truth about mass illegal entry at our southern border.

Iterations of this phrase have been uttered multiple times over the past two or three weeks on virtually every major station by either pundits or anchors. The children, in each case are “ripped from the arms”; not taken, not separated, not lifted, not removed. They are “ripped from…”. It’s like one script has been handed to each leftest station and they are told not to vary from the script.

This is exactly why I choose to watch and listen to both sides of any political discussion. I know that the truth is somewhere between the hatred of the left and the apologies of the right. With the last administration, it was the disdain of the right for dictatorial policies and the defenders on the left for a country on the path to autocratic socialism. America should be somewhere between the extremes.

If more people would pay attention to other than just what feeds their own beliefs or emotions, I believe there would be a lot more calm and understanding. And if those people with direct access to events would accurately portray them to the public, it would go a long way toward easing the acrimony they now advance.

This democratic republic experiment deserves an opportunity to survive. History shows us that other forms of governance do nothing more than enslave the mass population while those at the top thrive.

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YEAH, AND JOE SCARBOROUGH WAS A REGISTERED REPUBLICAN UNTIL LAST YEAR

June 19, 2018

I just love the noise coming from our congressional anti-Trump Democrats and even many with an (R) after their name. If the president is for it, they are against it even if they were for it prior to the November 8, 2016 (10:00pm EST) vote tally. And the expression of dissent is so hateful!

Despite his efforts to correct the dictatorial edicts made by his predecessor, President Trump has been called every vile name possible. He has been compared to Hitler so many times that even high school and college kids are actually beginning to Google “Hitler” to find out why they are supposed to despise him (them). Apparently, public schools have replaced world history with social justice classes.

In any case, the fact that someone has been associated with the Republican party and does not agree with everything this president says or does, does not make them the “official source” of all that is true. Constantly we hear “James Comey is a Republican”, “Robert Mueller is a Republican” or so-and-so was appointed by a Republican, therefore they cannot be biased either for Hillary or against Trump. When a sitting congressman or Senator with an (R) after their name says something derogatory about the current administration, he or she becomes the authority and their words become the chant of the MSM outlets for the following 72 hours or beyond.

President Trump ran under the Republican ticket, accepted the Republican nomination and won the presidency but with little help from the Republican party. He is not a true Republican by the definition of any era. He was a registered Democrat for many years. Today he is the President of the United States. He is a businessman trying to do the job no politician is willing to do. He is doing a pretty darn good job of it, too, without the support of the old line politicians…of either party. Because he is not Hillary Clinton (former Queen and twice losing Democrat), and he is not a traditional politician, and because he is not a life-long tax paratrophic, he is reviled by many in both of the major parties.

He’s the new kid on the block and everyone must stand back until he starts giving out candy. When each person has enough gifts, they might cautiously approach for more. It’s kinda like the raccoon that crosses your property every night. If he sees you put out food and a bowl of water enough evenings, eventually he will approach you while you do it. He might even appear to be friendly until the rabid animal bites you.

Personally, I don’t expect the president to hand out any more candy again before he gets to ride that brand new bicycle. President Trump was duped once by the conniving politicians of congress. He signed a massive, deficit riddled CR without funding for a security wall on our southern border. I seriously doubt that will happen again in the next 30 months.

President Trump is not Hitler and Joe Scarborough is no authority on either Hitler or this presidency.

THE TRUE OBAMA LEGACY

May 23, 2018

Barack Obama was and is wholly invested in a legacy. He wants to be remembered for the greatness he believes he is. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”. This award, given to him before his presidential valet had the opportunity to shine his shoes the first time, is the good part of his legacy. It will now and forever be remembered that the Nobel Prize is meaningless.

His second and truly only earned legacy is that he embedded anti-Americans throughout the government and intensified the abilities and opportunities for those already entrenched in subversion to continue their work. Additionally, he co-opted the majority of left-of-center/radical news organizations on behalf of his Marxist/socialist ideals. They all (government and media) remain in place to antagonize and hinder Donald Trump and to filter and divert truth from the American people.

The second legacy is one that should be of greatest concern to any person wishing to partake of and enjoy the American dream, for it is that legacy that destroys any hope of achieving lofty goals unless you are among the very elite. For those of us who are less fortunate, subjection/servitude/total domination is the future if this trend continues. Our children, grandchildren and beyond, thanks to the efforts of Barack Obama, will never recognize the full freedoms granted by our Constitution and subsequent Bill of Rights.

Now, after he has been out of office for almost a year and a half, the American people are learning of much more anti-American dealings the former president and his minions set in place. Going well beyond the IRS idling conservative not-for-profit organizations and the EPA destroying farms and businesses with inane regulations and encouraging illegitimate entitlement recipients, the subversive activities recently discovered and yet coming to the light of day are most distressing.

Those of us who watch, listen to and read accounts not produced by the anti-American media are learning about “spies” embedded in a presidential campaign to find a way to discredit the candidate by any means possible. This is particularly troubling to our democratic republic. Any misstatement or perceived inaccuracy now appears to be spun to criminalize the campaign and take down an entire administration.

President Obama’s true legacy is multi-fold, none of which is good for the country. That legacy can be collectively summarized as insurrection detrimental to the nation we know. Time will present the Obama reign in the true light it deserves unless the history destroyers twist the truth through their influential established and social media outlets.

And, it is apparently an ongoing effort. Beyond his dictatorial use of Executive Orders, now former President Obama continues to undermine his duly elected successor’s successful reversal of the ills perpetrated by a cabal of subversive Marxists. The better the country and the people of the country become, the harder the cabal of Marxists charge and the nastier they become. But, hey, it’s a legacy!

ANYBODY WHO BELIEVES IT’S THE STUDENTS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO BUY A GUN

April 13, 2018

There’s a lot of attention recently given to David Hogg and a few other “survivors” of the MSDHS shooting of February 14, 2018. However, the high school students are only pawns of the anti-gun movement. Those who believe the students are in charge are obviously mentally ill. Such a belief indicates that they are incapable of rational thought.

Even those indoctrinated in the Marxist/socialist centers, aka public schools, must recognize there is no way for a small group of students experiencing a traumatic event to organize these marches and media campaigns. The permits alone for the marches cost thousands of dollars. This group of students probably couldn’t afford the cardboard on which the slogans are painted or professionally printed. Few, even with the help of parents, could afford to travel to the protest sites like Washington D.C.

So, who’s funding and organizing the students and “their” protests? It’s the same cabal that funded and directed the last administration. It’s the “resistance”, the George Soros (Gyorgy Schwartz) crowd. It’s the billionaire One World government – Agenda 21 – Agenda 2030 – America hating Communists who are leading the mush-minded school kids and dim-witted adults who refuse to comprehend what they ask for.

If you want to control gun violence, keep guns away from the mentally ill, criminals and those who are easily and ignorantly duped; those who are too stupid to know they are being used. Those are not people who should be followed. Quite the contrary; those are people who should be feared because they are easily propelled by people with evil agendas whose violence is a proven acceptable means to their end.

The “education system” has, over the past few decades, taught our children how to be victims and how to follow. The current youth generation is afraid of themselves and can only take in the worst of society. Only a few have the rare capability to think for themselves or see beyond victim hood. Those who do are considered privileged. Choose what you like: (white privilege, class privilege, male privilege, female privilege, gender privilege, race privilege, etc.) and vehemently rail against it, but certainly don’t take the time or make the effort to better yourself for that will give you a contemptible privilege.

So, why do they want to take away our guns? It’s so that a powerful and well armed centralized government can further dictate your existence. It’s the means to the end. The end is Communism; government ownership of all property with tightly controlled rationing of food and all other necessities to the minions who ignorantly followed billionaires’ leadership to destroy their own world.

We must make sure they cannot aggress or defend themselves with weapons. They are too unstable and dangerous.

 

PORK AND OTHER LEGISLATION BY-PRODUCTS

April 11, 2018

It’s simply amazing that we keep asking Congress or state officials to pass rules, laws and regulations to make our lives better. Every new law is written in such a way that the citizens lose something beyond the purpose of the command. Rarely are the laws meaningful to the problem or situation they attempt to address.

Staying away from the insanity of highly charged subjects of abortion or gun control for now, let us take an intelligent look at something simple that our elected officials have imposed upon us. Here I’d like to talk about the calorie labeling off-shoot mandate for fast food restaurants that was part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Each restaurant must now have a listing of the caloric content of their products.

I don’t hang out in fast food venues, but when I’m traveling I do occasionally use them for quick sustenance. When the PPACA was first enacted, I noticed a large sign – NUTRITION FACTS – over a brochure holder on a counter. The brochures had a full listing of the calories for all of the foods sold through that particular chain. After looking through one, I asked the manager how often someone picks up one of the information pieces. She laughed and said they put them out three weeks ago and haven’t had to refill the display yet. It was well over half full and that location served hundreds of customers per day.

Again, I don’t spend a lot of meal time in these places, but I have yet to see a slow speed waddler pick up one of the government mandated brochures. I seriously doubt that it would influence the salivation induced by the pictured bacon topped, double meat, double-cheese sandwich with a super sized side of deep fried reconstituted starch sticks and large carbonated sugar drink. *I have, however, heard people ask for a diet drink to make them feel better while gorging on the calorie laden, nutrition free, artery and colon clogger.

The initial cost to food chains was in the millions of dollars for research, government review, printing, distribution and displays. For what? To clutter the counter? To punish the food chains? The people who most need the information are the least likely to care about calorie counting just like people who choose to smoke aren’t influenced no matter how large the info is printed on a pack of individually rolled carcinogen sticks.

However, what you get when your Congressperson or Senator feels the need to solicit a donation from a vocal advocacy group within their constituency is legislation that hurts business, property owners or citizens in general. The elected representatives are able to hide their participation behind numbers of other legislators often in reciprocal sponsorship of likewise unnecessary legislation. Our representatives receive donations and other perks while we lose freedoms and liberties.

And that my friends is called PORK! That is how we got a 2,232 page $1.3 trillion budget that will fund our government for the next 6 months, through September 2018. Nobody bothered to read the bill other than to make sure their personal and political favors were properly implanted.

To be an effective leader, President Trump must take control of the rebellious hill dwellers as well as the rest of the embedded swamp creatures. Since he does not have line item veto power, he must short circuit the ridiculous process, even if it means vetoing all such legislation until Congress becomes reasonable and responsible. Giving away the farm to get one new cow is unacceptable.