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TRUMP vs. THE SWAMP

October 30, 2017

I am not a Trump supporter. I did not vote for President Trump in the primary though I did vote against the lying, conniving and corrupt malefactor known as Hillary Rodham Clinton in the general election.

That said, I find myself tending to defend the president’s attempts to make America great again more and more with every attack on him from the left and established politicians of both parties. It is not necessarily because I agree with everything he’s doing, it’s just an innate need to counter-resist the insanity that is pushed into my face and senses every day.

I have, from before the beginning of his presidency, believed that he will do what he can to make the necessary changes to the political inbreeding of the past century. The eight year period prior to his inauguration was filled with Alinsky divisiveness to turn this country into a Marxist/socialist experiment. The Constitution was shredded with executive orders, underhanded and corrupt dealings, illegal and unnecessary regulations, fines and confiscations.  Many of President Obama’s actions and those he encouraged were contrary to our founding documents and laws passed by congress thereafter. The courts are just now getting around to ruling on and reversing those violations.

President Obama sliced and diced the country thinner than any Ginsu cutlery could and in more ways than one can count.  He pitted blacks against whites, poor and working Americans against their wealthier counterparts, workers against management, women against men, Latinos (even American Latinos) against other Americans, gays against straights and virtually every possible faction and subset of our society against those whose views were different. There was no compromise. Deep and wide chasms were formed where dialogue once existed. By his promotion and organizing, discussion became vitriolic and dislike became hatred.

The task of restoring our democratic republic is only made harder by those entrenched in government stalling and combating the president’s every effort. This is coming not only from those elected to congress, but from the career bureaucrats who view change as a threat to their existence. It’s as if they fear their effective tenure inoculation will be rendered deficient. In reality, any change to increase efficiency and economy is truly a threat to them. Some may even have to quit playing GTA and watching as much porn on our computers during the work day and get a little work done.

It happens to be Donald Trump, a man with a tendency to be direct and abrasive when demeaned or belittled. However, it could be anybody in the White House trying to make major changes and correct the course of the current and failing political structure in Washington, D.C. (the swamp). There are simply too many public functionaries anchored throughout the halls of all federal (now feral) entities for a small cadre to overcome within a few months. Congress stalls appointments and the intelligence and law enforcement arms refuse to cooperate for fear of indicting themselves. They seem to still be taking orders and directions from the immediate past president who forms and organizes public and private resistance just a short distance from the White House.

I’ve been watching politics since the mid 1970s, perhaps a bit before, and this is the first time that I can recall former presidents and congressional members (without respect to party) attacking a duly elected president outright. Yes, there have been one-off snide comments, snipes and innuendos over the years, but nothing like the unmitigated onslaughts that happen on an almost daily basis. This year and last has been a circus of has-beens, wannabes and other losers trying to one-up each other and take their 15 minutes of celebrity by shooting the captain in the back before scuttling a seaworthy ship.

To restore law and order, the filthy swamp must be drained, dehydrated and incinerated.  We voters must then refill the void with new and hygienic resources in Washington, D.C. and our local governments.

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WE NEED INFORMATION TO DRAW CONCLUSIONS

April 5, 2017

One of the biggest mistakes most people make is drawing information from only one source or sources of only one dimension. In order to arrive at a conclusion (a reasoned decision based on facts and evidence), a person has to avail themselves to all facts and information possible. The conclusion must be drawn without regard for personal preferences or desired outcome.

The reason, as I see it, for the extreme divisiveness between our political viewpoints at present is that most people are predetermined to accept a particular result. They (we), refuse to consider evidence contrary to the desired conclusion. Neutral thinking is no longer taught, learned or accepted.

We, of the general public, must rely on the sincerity of the source(s) from which we derive our conclusions. Unfortunately, very few of those origins are unbiased. The information our government affords the public always has a slant or bias. Politicians believe they are responsible for determining how we must feel and think. To remain in office, it is necessary for them to influence how we think.

We all have dispositions toward particular radio and TV stations. We tend to read books, newspapers and magazines that generally agree with our viewpoints. We gravitate to information that reinforces and builds upon what we inherently know or believe.

Introducing nonconforming data into preferential thought frustrates the mind, thus it is disregarded. When such happens, when we discard facts or evidence because it conflicts with a foregone conclusion, we diminish our capacity for reason. We subject ourselves to invalid consequence due to illegitimate presumptions.

Our political system, meant to be adversarial, has become viciously antagonistic. Democrats refuse to work with Republicans because they are not Democrats. Republicans likewise block proposals offered by Democrats. Compromise to modern politicians is ‘you agree with me or else’! Correspondingly, the public takes similar positions. President Trump is not protested for what he has done politically. He is disavowed and derided because he is not a Democrat.

The lack of civil political discourse by those in office as well as the citizens who elect them is exactly why we had to endure the past eight years. It is the reason for the polar change to a character and style of complete opposite.

There is no middle ground in politics today because we refuse to listen and accept that which is different from what we ‘inherently’ know or want to be true. There is no compromise or concession. We have enacted rule by edict and opposition by anger over the past decade. The future does not look pretty.

The average life expectancy of a democracy is 200 years. We have exceeded that mark. We need to look at what we’re doing to our country and our individual lives. We must look at, see and consider both sides within the political arena before moving forward. As a society, we’re not making good decisions.

The governments of Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil and China only serve those in charge. Are your decisions derived from full information?

IT DIDN’T WORK, NONE OF IT WORKED

November 11, 2016

Actually, all the attempts at fraud and corruption in our voting process worked…against the Democrats.

Having now read numerous articles regarding the attempted Democrat coup via election fraud, it’s pretty simple to see how some precincts in various states may have more people voting for one party or candidate than those registered in the precinct. Vote flipping was recorded in many states this year and in the past. It was most apparent in smaller communities. When 2 out of 8 voting machines switch votes from one party or candidate to another, one has to question the sanctity of an election.

Then, of course, is the audacious act by Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia. McAuliffe pardoned 60,000 felons earlier this year, in time for them to register and vote for Hillary. It worked, she won the state! However, as with almost every progressive liberal feel good move, this act includes “unintended consequences”.

The major problem now is that he has 60,000 armed felons running around in his state. Yes, that’s right. Along with restoring their right to vote by pardoning his fellow criminals in attempt to influence the election, he also allowed them all the rights they forfeited when choosing to commit crimes against humanity.

The restored rights include: the right to bear arms (a felon convicted of armed robbery that did not include death or serious injury by gunshot may now lawfully possess another firearm. Remember the gun show loophole that the leftist anti-gun nuts rail about, “convicted felons can just walk into any gun show and walk out with a gun?” No longer a concern. A convicted and pardoned Virginia felon can stroll into any legitimate gun shop, present I.D., and pass the federal background check.). He or she can travel throughout the U.S. and abroad unmonitored. They can serve on a jury (Virginia’s jury of one’s “peers” now includes people who are pissed at the system and want to lash out in protest against it. Hey, good luck with that one, Terry). A person rightfully convicted of felony embezzlement or grand larceny can now handle money at the local bank or retail store. (He or she doesn’t have to honestly answer the employment application question regarding conviction.) He or she can now suck down your tax dollars receiving public social benefits including Welfare and housing subsidies. The good governor of Virginia also restored the parental rights of convicted rapists and child molesters. (Moms and dads of Virginia and the United States of America, do you want a convicted pedophile, living next door to your son’s or daughter’s elementary school, walking him or her home?)

Thanks in large part to Governor McAuliffe’s efforts, Hillary won the state of Virginia. The cost to that state and any other where one or some of these felons might choose to reside could be tremendous. But that is nothing to worry about because sh*t unintended consequences happen. The fall out from an attempt to do good, or perceived good, cannot be counted against a progressive.

You weren’t my first choice, but Good Luck Donald. Bring good things to our United States.

THE ME GENERATION REVISITED – OR – PAWNS ON THE BOARD

September 30, 2016

“If it feels good, do it.” Hedonism became the way of teens and young adults growing up with the dawning of the age of Aquarius. They became known as the “Me” generation for their selfishness. Now, plus or minus 50 years and two generations later, it seems to be “What’s in it for me?”

Back in the mid ’60s through the late ’70s it was the way of the young to express themselves as sensualists; to be concerned only for themselves and what brought instant pleasure. The young culture made smoking marijuana a popular pastime. And they did pass time unproductively partaking of the inhalant. Sex became sport for the unmarried. The same people are now actively initiating and indoctrinating our youth in colleges and universities across the nation to become society’s barnacles.

The Millenial generation of today is very much like their parents and grand parents. They want and expect everything in life to become their personal, pleasurable rewards. Sexually confused, they proudly avow their demoralization. It is not just sexual or sensual pleasure that they seek, but the simplicity of idly receiving what others earn. While ignorant and unconcerned with life’s truths, some are willing to accept complacency in return for sustenance. Others demand more than just their keep, they want equality with those who produce.

They are unwilling to decide on anything that does not directly and positively affect their present. They see no further into the future than what they can receive today and tomorrow. Bernie Sanders was a great hit with the Millenials because he offered, and continues to offer, compensation for the evils of society. Democrats (progressive liberals if you wish) constantly pontificate about leveling the playing field so nobody trips while trying to remain equal.

Thus, today’s youth fears exposure to anything definite. They want acceptance, they just don’t want to accept. Anything that cannot be massaged or molded to fit today’s, this minute’s, wants must be rejected. If it can’t be rejected collectively, they run to a safety net.

Perversion of norms is necessary. Sex: “Eh, today I’ll get in touch with my feminine/masculine side. Tomorrow may be different but in the meantime I’ll make everybody accept me for what I am today.” Income: “I’ll probably just kinda live with my parents and let them provide for me, ’cause they have money, until someone offers me a job that pays enough to cause me to leave. Until then, I’ll beg for or demand acceptance and more benefits, as long as I don’t have to exert myself doing it.” Education: “I’ve been told, and I believe, I deserve a free education. Why should I have to pay for a degree in Social Justice. I’ll be helping the people of the world get their fair share of society’s privileges after I graduate.”

Just as many of the commune dwellers of last century learned that it was not the best life and had to take positions in society, today’s youth will learn the same. There is no free ride. You must produce or subsist. The hippies of yesteryear had the opportunity of choice and many chose to join our capitalist society rather than reject it. Others went into education and politics.

The commoners, the workers, of socialist countries know that there is no equity to that system. It is a two caste system. There are the despots who bask in and administer the wealth and those who produce the wealth for them to sumptuously disburse. The tyrant leaders cannot allow infiltration of the lesser population into their domain. There is no middle ground. There is no middle class. There is no chance for advancement. Continued subsistence is either accepted or when possible, fled.

We don’t need the change that was brought upon us in 2008. We need, as a country and as individuals, the return to pride and personal responsibility.

We only have two choices of our leaders for the next four years. One is an unknown entity with the possibility for return to prosperity for those willing to produce. The other is a continuation of the destructive Marxist path we are on. Please vote in favor of the nation’s longevity, not your immediate personal gratification. It may not make your life effort free, but it will make your life and those of future generations better in the long run.

VOTE FOR HILLARY – SHE CAN FIX ANYTHING

September 26, 2016

Because she has a vagina, Hillary claims she can fix anything. She can make employers respect women more and pay them equal to the men on staff and give them paid maternity leave in addition to vacation and sick time, longer workday break times, allow them to leave work early in order to attend school or family functions or partake of anything womanly.

She can fix the economy by assuring that unskilled and uneducated and otherwise disadvantaged workers are paid a “living wage”. Giving more taxpayer money to unemployed and unemployable people also cycles more money through the economy. Making sure they have access to a decent place to live, cable television, cell phones and internet service at home gives them more leisure time to seek jobs. (Of course, that might mean giving up some of the government provided bucks and goodies.)

She can fix education by giving failing public schools more money for the administrators to squander. Higher education is easily attained with low-interest loans for tuition and no penalty for default. Lowering standards so that anybody can attend and pass classes also helps satisfy the need for a certificate in social justice.

She can fix world problems by accepting donations to the Clinton Foundation and exorbitant speaking fees for her husband. She can fix the broken classified email system by simply installing a server of her own and keeping or deleting emails as she chooses.

She can fix book reviews by having Amazon reorganize the way they accept and classify those critical of her books. She can fix disparate physical characteristics by mandating that a platform be used behind her debate podium to make her look taller and more presidential. She can fix the disadvantage she may have with her jaded political and executive experience by having debate moderators instantly fact check her opponent as Candy Crowley did on behalf of Barack Obama in 2012. (Crowley’s “facts” were wrong, but her interjection did help her candidate win the debate.)

She can make sure every election is fair by not requiring people to identify themselves as living, breathing citizens and local precinct dwellers at the polls. To do so would be inordinately discriminatory.

Yep, Hillary apparently can fix anything…well except for her habitual lying about everything.