Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Debate, As I Saw It

It was quite a night at Hofstra. Little good. A lot of bad. A ton of ugly. It was less a debate than it was a cat and dog fight. With two cats and one dog. It was very hard to watch, knowing that one of these two people, the ones at the podiums, were going to be our next President.

Note to Donald Trump: Mitt Romney totally ripped Barack Obama in the first debate. There are two more debates. You still have a chance to get it right. Attitude adjustment required.

There are things that Mr. Trump needs to do to polish up his act. He needs to speak in complete logical English sentences and stop echoing himself. He has to stop acting as, because he in in the room, all other personalities dim in comparison. He has to keep his eyes open, his head up, stop looking bored, smile more, and look directly into the camera. He also has to trouble himself to get a grasp of facts, figures, and statistics.

As I said, there were two cats in that cat and dog fight. While Hillary was a bobcat, fighting even against Trumps pit bull demeanor, she had another cat with big claws joining her attack in the person of Lester Holt. The man who should have been a neutral moderator was anything but.

When Hillary was cornered, Mr. Holt was there to distract. When she needed to make points, Mr. Holt was ready with a softball gently thrown over the plate. If Donald seemed to be on a roll, Mr. Holt was there to interrupt and up the ante with a more intrusive question.

Hillary had no plans nor logical programs. Many points that she made were incorrect. Her grasp of economics and war fighting is sub-standard. Her premise for running for President seems to be, I am a woman, it is my turn, and I will be Obama squared.

While everyone will draw their own opinions of a mediocre debate, those are mine. My main conclusions still is that it is a sorry mess we have gotten ourselves into.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Free Fire Zone

Once again, we have learned the true value of a "gun free zone". And we have learned it the hard way. As criminals and madmen don't give a rats rear end about our rules, "gun free zones" actually become free fire zones for them.

The perpetrator of that vicious attack at a mall in Washington state walked in with a rifle. He destroyed the lives of five people. Then he walked out disappearing into the countryside. He may, eventually, be caught and punished. That will not bring those five good citizens back. Also, if he is smart and careful, he may never be found. And that is so much worse.

The point is that those innocents in the mall had no means of defense and the shooter knew that he would be unchallenged. While this is a horrendous crime it is also a striking metaphor.

The liberal progressives of America want to discard the second amendment and disarm the honest and law abiding populous of this country. Their ideal is to make our country their own huge "gun free zone".

Of course, that does not mean that their would be no guns. The police, the military, criminals, and terrorists would still have firearms at their disposal. The criminals and terrorists would be the least of our worries.

Who controls the police and the military? Lifetime, power hungry, career politicians many of whom are globalists. We are not just talking a few guns here. We are talking about millions of large caliber weapons, many fully automatic along with a plethora of various armored vehicles. 

The American people would no longer be citizens, we would be subjects. As a large number of these politicians would do anything for money, those who control their money would control them and the fate of our nation.

Many reading this, I'm sure, are thinking, that could never happen. But then, on the other hand, maybe.........

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Helping Hand For Embarrassed Liberals

There has been a picture floating around the internet for a little while now showing the Trump sons standing over a very dead triceratops. It is a great little photo. This picture was taken out on the street and shown to liberals who were asked if it was right and proper for the Trumps to be killing such a rare animal.

They were all shocked and amazed that the Trumps would do such an "unconscionable thing. Rare animals like the triceratops should be preserved in their natural habitat. "

Since triceratops is a dinosaur and has been extinct for quite some time now, this is very embarrassing for people of the liberal persuasion. 

I got to thinking that there may be an explanation, and like those crypto-biologists on the History Channel, I was going to investigate. 

I started with a examination of the photo. As I have some Photoshop experience, I could be my own expert. Great, I didn't have to pay anyone. After a very careful perusal, I decided that it as least as real as those Bigfoot movies.

So then I started to ponder how they could get up close and personal with an extinct creature. I picture formed in my mind of a Delorean with a Flux Capacitor. Oh sure, the movie Back to the Future was supposed to be fiction.

But was it really? The Trumps have money. Money can buy access to technology unknown to the rest of us. So, suppose that rigged out Delorean was real. Suppose that one could reverse the polarity on that Flux Capacitor and go into the past.

Suddenly it all became very clear. Those liberals, in their own inimitable style, were on to something that the rest of us had missed.

So, I suggest that liberals carry a copy of that picture along with this highly scientific analysis around with them as proof that they are about a smart as we thought they were.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Are We Awake Yet?

Political correctness is wrecking our country and empowering those that hate us. The policy of ameliorating those who would kill us, to the point of never speaking their name, encourages them and puts Americans in danger.

The folks who would disarm us and give a pass to Islamists on jihad are well protected. They live in the White House, or governors mansions, or Gracie mansion in New York and are well protected by the Secret Service, or state police, or city police. 

Even those who speak with such great and grand knowledge from Hollywood, it's surrounding environs, and similar enclaves, live behind walls in gated communities with their own private security.

Notice that all of those who would disarm us, are surrounded by gun carrying security specialists. Whether they be private or governmental, they are trained and well armed.

So how do these bastions of political propriety protect us little folk. In airports they take away nail clippers and pat down Episcopal grandmothers and Baptist babies, just don't do anything to upset anyone carrying a prayer rug or praying to Allah in Arabic.

A White House spokesman says we are having a narrative battle with ISIS. What does that even mean? We're going to have a debate? Hillary says these latest bombing attacks are due to Donald Trump's harsh rhetoric. 

We know that 9/11 was financed by Saudi Arabians. We know that Iran is the worlds largest financier of terrorism. The same Iran that Barack Obama has just presented with billions of dollars on his own, without congressional approval. So our President is helping to fund the war against Western Civilization.

There is a choice of three reasons why liberals are so supportive of Muslims, even though it puts the rest of us in peril. They are fear, stupidity, or money. My bet is on money. To paraphrase a cartoon character, "we have met the enemy, and he is some of us".

God bless America. We need all of the help we can get.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Random Thoughts - Eighty-Five

It is not usual for me to do two Random Thoughts this close together, but I had a lot of little points to make.

Has anyone considered that President Obama has done far more for the Iranian economy than he has done for the United States economy.

A note to young women, there is not much in this world sadder looking than an old woman with tats.

I don't care how much the price tag is, no woman wears a Hillary style pant suit because they want to.

Some say that old Bill has lost his edge. I say he has lost his edge, chipped the blade, and hasn't got a really firm grip on the handle, if you get my drift.

So Harry Reid wants to make it a presidential campaign issue that Donald Trump eats fast food. Really? This just gives me a chance to use the words senile, old, and fool in the same sentence. 

The President wants to disarm veterans and the elderly but the New Black Panthers can parade down city streets carrying assault rifles and machetes with impunity and, apparently, immunity. 

I am not deplorable because I am not supporting Trump. Or anyone else. But I feel compelled to repeat that I think that a Hillary Clinton Presidency would be a total disaster for the country.

If you think we have the full story on Hillary's health issues, you are fooling yourself. More here than meets the eye. I am starting to think that that body double rumor may be true. They are so secretive that we may never know.

I, as well as many others, will be overjoyed when this election is over. I only pray that the next President will speak only when there are important things to be said and will wait until all of the facts are known before speaking. Please, no more daily lectures from one who thinks they are the smartest person in the world.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Pitiful Times

I have not been too productive in my writing of late. There are a few reasons for this. Some personal. Most have to do with the news and the presidential campaign. Without a doubt, this is the worst political campaign for the major office of our land that I have ever experienced.

There are hugely important issues out there that are virtually ignored by the press and the candidates. One side tells us that, despite what we see and experience, all is great we just need to do more of the same things that haven't worked, backing that up with insults for those who see things differently.

The other side seems to recognize some issues but says nothing convincing as to solutions. And as they progress with their campaign lite they frequently shoot themselves in the foot supplying blood for the ever adverse press corps.

One of the most important issues is that some, who knows how many, of the Islamic faith are trying to import sharia law into this country and control our political future. They are at war with us, the kaffirs, and those that should protect us don't even acknowledge the enemy. In fact they go out of their way to coddle those who hate us.

Our economy is in the toilet and Wall Street is living in a financial bubble. The FED is in a quandary. They have a tiger of their own making by the tail and the don't know how to let go without bringing the whole economy down.

The country's financial growth is at a standstill. Good jobs are lacking. I see men, who in better times, would be earning good salaries, stocking shelves, delivering groceries, or waiting table in neighborhood restaurants. All honest work but not what people aspire to.

But our leaders create more regulations that drive people out of the work force. They attack the Bill of Rights as an impediment to their control. Issues need discussion by those who seem ill equipped to discuss anything of merit. Make no mistake, we are the fools that allowed this to happen. We are the ones tasked to straighten it out.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Random Thoughts - Eighty-Four

The political reporting, if you can call it that, is the worst I have seen in my lifetime. Both Kennedy and Bill Clinton had a big advantage in the press. But I have never seen the press be the campaign tools that they are now. It is beyond shameful.

Thank God we will have professional football to restore some sanity in the news and particularly on the TV.

I love politics. I have been a political junky from a very young age. This year isn't politics. This is just viciousness. Upright and honest is out. Greed, dishonesty, and character assassination is in. Our two major candidates both cannot be trusted. We know it, but the press is trying to make us believe we are wrong. The whole campaign smells.

The winds are just starting to pick up but the rain has not started yet. It looks like the leftovers of Hermine are on the way. Except for the damage that may be done, I secretly love watching big storms. Hurricanes, blizzards, big lightning storms are truly awesome. I have never seen a tornado, but I think I am willing to take a pass on that experience.

It appears to me that Hillary is wilting under the pressure. She is constantly surrounded by handlers. This torrent of, "I don't remember", answers to the FBI makes her either a liar or someone with a mental deficiency. If either case is true she should not be running for President. A Hillary presidency could turn out to be the Cheryl and Huma show.

Has Chelsea picked a campaign manager yet? I'll bet plans are being made.

So, China has insulted our President. North Korea has insulted our President. Russia has insulted our President. The Philippines has insulted our President. Turkey has insulted our President. Mexico has insulted our President. The Queen of England has insulted our President. Iran has insulted all of us. And all of our old allies are angry at us. I guess, in a very peculiar way, he is uniting the world.

Just to repeat, Hillary says that she thinks that Obama's policies are great. She wants to double down. God help us if she wins.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Power Of Speech

Let me start by saying that I am not a fan of either of our major candidates for President. I think my writings have made that clear. I am physically unable to sit and listen to a complete major speech by either of them. But I do try to listen to a part of each one to get a feel for the tenor and tone.

I listened to part of Hillary's latest speech yesterday and part of Donald's today. They were, as the saying goes, as different as night and day. 

Hillary's speech was obviously thrown together to offset Donald's sudden trip to Mexico. Though they were caught unaware, the speech was typical Hillary. It was harsh, shrill, loud, and grating. It was a patchwork of obfuscation, exaggeration, and innuendo. She, once again, tried to convince us that the past eight years have been glorious and she, doubling down on Obama's policies will make the next eight even gloriouser (comic relief intended). She truly believes we are blind and stupid.

The thing that was missing in Hillary's diatribe was a delineation of any programs, plans, or new ideas. Same old, same old, same old, but more of same old. Lets all get out there and dig this hole we're in a little deeper. That should solve our problems. 

Donald's speech, on the other hand, was well thought out, well written, and reasonably well delivered. If he had been speaking like this from the beginning of his campaign, I feel his "unfavorabilities" would be a whole lot lower. It was still Donald, but he talked of programs, showed an understanding of economics that you would expect from a successful businessman, and reasonable promises. 

Gone, at least in what I heard, were the over the top exaggerations and braggadocio. He sounded much more reasonable and even presidential.

In either case, one speech does not a campaign make. However, I will say that listening to some of these two speeches has raised my hope for the future, if only a little bit.