Tuesday, January 24, 2017

"Peaceful transfer of power" - not so much anymore

If last Saturday's mass demonstrations are any indication of days to come, I see the Founding Father's visions of 'peaceful transfer of power' coming to an end, and sooner rather than later.

The smashing of windows, burning of cars and trash barrels in the streets is not what I would call peaceful.  Yes, the power was transferred from a Democrat in the White House to a Republican, but so far it has been anything but peaceful.

Also witness the unhinged lunacy on the part of the folks that lost the election.  That pinch-faced liberal hag on the Alaskan Airlines flight who completely lost her composure, got kicked off the plane after she berated her fellow passenger simply because he suggested that he did not adhere to her extreme liberal views of how things should be run in our country.  Peaceful transfer of power?  Hardly.

A woman was being interviewed at the Washington D.C. women's rally on Saturday and said (I paraphrase here) "if women continue to march in the streets, it will lead to action."  I would be curious to know just what kind of 'action' this cretin is talking about.  Does she think that Donald Trump, when seeing protests against him will simply abdicate his office, and swear Hillary Clinton to the presidency?  I believe she just might think this will happen.  And of course most people with half a brain understand that this will never happen.

Or maybe she really doesn't know what kind of  'action' she wants, she just knows that things didn't go her way, and she truly believes in her teensy brain that she should get what she wants when she wants it.  And that stomping her feet, setting things on fire and smashing windows will achieve these goals.  Much like a 4-year old in K-Mart, who throws a wild tantrum when mommie doesn't buy him that box of Fruit Loops.

What she is talking about, all of this 'action' rhetoric, is something that everybody else except unthinking dolts like her and her movement understands: she is talking about violent revolution. 

This is how people have transferred power in every other society on earth since man crawled out of the ooze: not until our Founding Fathers wrote up how things could peacefully change with the results of peaceful elections,  social change was handled by the most people with the biggest guns and the angriest voices leading the largest mobs, leading to lots of blood in the streets. This was how it was done back in the good ol' days.

By the looks of this past week, this is going to be how the Left wants things to return to; gunfire and bloodshed.  Unfortunately, the Left has never really been keen on gun ownership, and they have not thought this revolution thing all the way through: the only way revolutions work is with an armed movement, and the only side in this upcoming skirmish that is openly and proudly armed is the other side (that would be me and my ilk).  Sure, they are familiar with Molotov cocktails, crow bars, sticks and stones, but guns?  Uh uh.

I don't see this working out for the liberal commie pinkos in the end.  This revolution business requires fire power, something they are still a bit squeamish about.  And until that changes, they will be resigned to setting garbage cans on fire, and getting arrested.  

Some revolution.  But they will eventually get it figured out, and once that happens, the notion of 'peaceful transfer of power' would be a quaint memory. 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

American carnage

The first national voice we heard that warned us against the rise of the 'New World Order' was during the 1992 presidential campaign, when H. Ross Perot correctly predicted that upon the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we all would hear this 'giant sucking sound' of American jobs screaming across the border to Mexico.

Despite the little guy being a complete nut job, he was certainly right about that.  American corporations took full advantage of this immediate access to dirt cheap labor, and closed American factories hand over fist in their clamor to ship these American manufacturing jobs to the sweat shops and chain gang production crews in Mexico and later China.  

Donald Trump correctly points out this "American carnage," and what that giant sucking sound created in his inaugural address, "We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has disappeared over the horizon.  One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of American workers left behind.  The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world."

President Trump referred to the rusted shells of vacant factories scattered across the American landscape like tombstones.  Many fear that this president will create a trade war that will damage this economy.  

This economy has been damaged almost beyond repair already by unfair trade practices.  We ship our goods overseas and they are met on the receiving shores with a 10% tariff, only they call it something else.  We buy goods from overseas, and charge them nothing, for the most part.  What kind of crap is this?  Donald Trump vows to end this kind of garbage.  If you want to call this a trade war, so be it.  Fair trade is one thing, giving away the store is another.

Donald Trump received a B.A. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business, and the basic tenets of economics are supply and demand, Adam Smith's 'invisible hand' and theories of trade that involve a principle called 'comparative advantage.'

I also studied economics, albeit at a commie pinko liberal leftist public school in Oregon (U. of Oregon).  I was subjected to the same business concepts that The Donald studied at Wharton.  What I never understood was my professor's insistence that 'comparative advantage' was a good thing: if production occurs in an underdeveloped country of a product that was invented and produced initially in the U.S., it would leave us more productive folk in the U.S. free to do what we are better positioned to do: stand in the unemployment line.  That's not exactly their texts, but that's what it has resulted in over the long run these last 25 years.

In other words, these learned men of letters were telling me that 2+2=5.  I regurgitated this nonsense back to the professors on the tests, got B's in the stuff but was never a true believer.  It never made sense to me then, and it still doesn't make sense to me now.

And it doesn't make sense to Donald J. Trump, either.  Finally, a guy who gets it.  Nuts to this 'New World Order' bullshit. When we stop shipping our jobs overseas, without consideration for what happens to the Americans whose jobs were pulled out from under them, things will turn around.  

We need to think of Americans and their benefit first.  And unlike George Will, who thinks The Donald's speech was the worst speech ever given in the history of mankind, I think that this mindset will go far in making America great again.

Take that to the bank, George.  And may God Bless our new President, Donald J. Trump.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Trump derangement syndrome raging across the nation

I have been admonished not to mention Donald Trump's victory at an upcoming visit of mine owing to an attendee's wife being severely distraught over the election results.  "Please don't poke the beehive," hubby pleads.  

I completely understand this request, and I have promised to not discuss politics under any circumstances.  It was a terribly long, nightmarish eight years that I felt extremely disheartened and feared for the future of the country.  Especially after Obama's re-election; good Lord, how could we have given this socialist ANOTHER FOUR YEARS to destroy what's left of the Founding Father's vision for America.  

And my fears were not invalid.  Obamacare has so weakened our economy since no self respecting employer would ever consider hiring a full time worker, lest his bottom line get eaten away by these punitive taxes (yes, taxes, according to Chief Justice John Roberts).  Many previously full time workers have had their hours slashed so that employers can remain in business.  

Yes, now the shoe is on the other foot, and the liberals across the country are fit to be tied.  There is great wailing and gnashing of teeth over the prospect that Donald Trump will overturn many of Obama's economy wrecking initiatives and his transfer of wealth schemes.  Barry promised to remake America, and now it appears that The Donald is un-making those remakings of Barry's.  Repealing and replacing Obamacare is a great start.  

But the liberals will not take this lying down.  They will not go quietly into that good night.  Not on your life.  A communist leftist organization 'Grab Your Wallet' has called on Americans to boycott any business that has anything to do with Donald Trump or his company affiliations.  L.L. Bean co-owner and board member Linda Bean gave a few measly bucks of her own personal money to the Trump campaign, and now these slime balls are calling for a complete boycott of L.L. Bean.  

I don't dismiss this boycott as frivolous.  In fact, I encourage conservatives to emulate this tactic: since they are boycotting conservative interests (and L.L. Bean is by no means conservative, they want to sell their popular 'Bean Boots' to both liberals and conservatives), conservatives should boycott liberal interests at every turn.  What's good for the goose is good for the gander: if you are an employer and you find out that one of your employees is liberal, fire them immediately.  If you know of a business that is owned by liberals who push their liberal agenda via their company, boycott them.  Ben & Jerry's ice cream comes to mind - and unless you are a sumo wrestler who needs this product to remain competitive, stay clear of it.

And don't stop there: if  a member of your family is liberal, give it your best shot to convert them to sanity.  If all efforts fail, and they still insist on voting Democratic, wearing Birkenstocks and eating Ben & Jerry's ice cream, shun them.  Don't go to their birthday parties, weddings, bar mitzvahs or even funerals.  

Trump Derangement Syndrome is raging out of control.  Rather than just sitting back and watching it play out (to our detriment), we need to fight back: fight fire with fire.  Boycott Democrat/liberal interests where ever they are.  


Sunday, January 1, 2017

The future of the Democrat party - lots of wandering in the wilderness

When a national party, either Republican or Democrat, loses in a catastrophic landslide, some retrospective soul searching is always a good idea.  What happened?  Why did we get our butts kicked? How can we reverse our fortunes going forward?

It happens periodically to both parties.  The Goldwater debacle in 1964 set the GOP back perhaps a generation.  They watched as their depleted minorities stood by helplessly while their counterparts, the Democrats, spent money we didn't have on LBJ's 'The Great Society,' and 'War on Poverty,' where everybody would have a chicken in every pot and a Cadillac in every garage.  

The Democrats lost their 40 continuous years as a majority in the House when Newt Gingrich and his Contract with America swept the Republicans into power in the 1994 mid year elections.  These Democrats then sat back helplessly as Newt and the GOP worked to establish a balanced budget, drastically cut back on welfare and generally derailed many Great Society boondoggles (not nearly enough, but some) to the lament of the Dems in the minority. And even the then-president Bill Clinton (D) said at the time: 'the era of big government is over.'  He didn't mean it, but he said it.

Then the pendulum swung back the Dems way in 2006 after a bungled GOP majority became what Nancy Pelosi correctly termed the 'culture of corruption,' with perverts Mark Foley and Denny Hastert leading the GOP demise.  Nancy grabbed the gavel and ran with it, again spending money we didn't have hand over fist, much like a drunken sailor.  

Ten years later, here we are again, with the GOP winning huge gains in many state legislatures, gubernatorial races and majorities in all three branches of government (assuming Donald Trump nominates a rock ribbed constitution originalist to replace Antonin Scalia on the SCOTUS).

Historically, all the Dems need to do is wait ten to fifteen years, and the gavels of power will be back in their hands.  During this time in the wilderness, however, it is customary for the party out of power to figure out how they bungled things, how best to fix them and implement their fixes to get them out of their current funk.  

Not this time.  The Democrats have not figured things out, not at all.  They think that they simply did not get their message out.  The DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign poured $6 dollars into messaging for every $1 that the RNC and Donald Trump ponied up. This statistic alone would debunk the 'not getting their message out' excuse for failure.  Americans heard the Democrats loud and clear. They just didn't believe what they were hearing.

Now they blame the Russians for outing their malfeasance and skulduggery via Wikileaks.  This, despite Julian Assange adamantly insisting that their info came from within a disgruntled channel of the DNC, and not the Russians.  Nope, that couldn't have been the cause for their drubbing.  No, it was those rascally Russians ratting their rottenness out to the public.  And of course, all of the aforementioned out-ratted malfeasance and skulduggery was never repudiated.  It was all true, such as Donna Brazile providing Hillary Clinton the questions in advance of the debates.  Not denied, not at all.  Or Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz, then-DNC Chair-person undermining Bernie Sanders during the Dem primaries.  True.  Not denied, dead to nuts accurate.

No, none of this malfeasance and skulduggery was the issue.  The issue what that it was made public.  That's what they are crabbing about.  That's why they lost, they figure.  They had agents on behalf of the GOP messing up their modus operandi.  Russians, primarily. If it weren't for those rotten Rooskies, they would still be in power and Americans would still love them.  So wrong, so terribly wrong, but this is what they are hanging their hat on.  So be it.  Just for the record, Americans don't like seeing brazen, open malfeasance and skulduggery.  It is unseemly and unattractive to most voters, but Dems don't get that.

This time around, the Dems may be wandering around in the political desert for longer than usual, assuming the GOP doesn't self destruct (which is not out of the question).  If they can't relate with the Zeitgeist and connect with reality, then they deserve their time in banishment from power.    

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Breakfast at Aunt Sally's

When most Americans visit their loved ones over the Christmas holidays, they usually expect to dine on favorite family recipes, the type of fare that only Gramma can whip up.  You know, the yummy apple pie, home made biscuits, the good stuff.

Not at my Aunt Sally's.  No siree Bob, we'll have none of that.  The photo here depicts Aunt Sally's idea of a hearty breakfast: a previously frozen bag of pigs in a blanket.  I wish this was an exaggeration or embellishment on my part.  If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride, or so they say.  No, this was the bonafide, actual breakfast for the day after Christmas at Aunt Sally's.  You would think with the whole family there, we would have a delicious stack of hotcakes, with pure maple syrup, some breakfast sausage links, thick sliced bacon, home made hash browns, toast made from fresh baked bread, fresh squeezed orange juice.

Ha.  Not on your life, not at my dear Aunt Sally's.  Get that stuff somewhere else.  At Aunt Sally's, she thinks it's perfectly fine to serve up some pigs in blankets (Kroger brand), which she calls 'kolaches,' frozen for some undetermined God awful length of time, perhaps years.  

Just for the record, I figured out how to weasel my way out of the house and have a Big Breakfast at McDonald's.  With some coffee. I knew these horrible things were coming down the pike ahead of time and made my escape plans, as they have been standard breakfast fare at Aunt Sally's for some time.  Yes, I had to lie like a shameless dog right to my dear Aunt Sally's face, but a guy's gotta do what a guy's gotta do.

Not to worry.  The cooking got worse from here.  Much, much worse.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

This is how liberals deal with adversity

When they lose, they stamp their feet, hold their breath, and kick and scream bloody murder.  They howl with rage, they threaten the victors with death.  This is what they do.  This is what spoiled brat children do when they don't get what they want.

And these are the people who think they and they alone know how best to govern our country, to allocate our nation's precious resources to the benefit of the country on the aggregate?

I wouldn't trust this woman or her ilk to flip burgers at McDonald's. That would take responsibility, a work ethic, and a certain level of sanity.  Imagine the assistant manager at Micky D's telling this stupid woman that she had to close, when she wanted to go hang out with her loser friends.  She would erupt like a liberal volcano. These yelling maniacs will accept no less than 'money for nothing and chicks for free' (apologies to Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits).

The conservative ethos of this country is now the 'chi' of the country's feng shui in all three branches of government at the national level for the next two years at a minimum, and very probably the next four years. Stamp your feet, yell and cry all you want, Donald Trump is the president for at least the next four years, and in all likelihood the next 8 years.

Get over it, you pathetic whiny losers.  You had your way for the last 8 years (or the last 24 years, depending on your point of view), just savor the memories of those years, because they will be fading from the public scene to just a distant memory in a New York minute.

There's a new sheriff in town.  Shut up and get out of the way.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Democrats concerned over the integrity of the system….really?

Christine Pelosi, daughter of current minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca), was on this morning on a nationally televised broadcast declaring that she was deeply concerned about the integrity of the election process after other Democrats claimed that Vladimir Putin and the Russians interfered in the proper election of their deeply flawed candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Ms. Pelosi did not seem concerned that her party’s candidate was seen by most Americans as profoundly unlikeable, dishonest, was catastrophically careless with highly classified material, and was a controversial and scandal plagued partisan dating back 30 years to her earliest days in politics in Little Rock, AR during her equally scandal plagued hubby’s tenure as governor of Arkansas.  No, none of Hillary Clinton’s political and likely criminal baggage had anything to do with her loss, those 30 years of scandal and failure were totally irrelevant.  No, Ms. Pelosi insists that the one and only reason her candidate lost was because Russia had its fingers in the election, with its thumb solidly on the side of Donald Trump.

“It’s the integrity of the system,” Ms. Pelosi maintains.  “How can the American public have any faith in our government if foreigners can manipulate our election results?”  Where was Christine Pelosi’s concern for the process during the 2012 presidential elections when large precincts in Maryland and the District of Columbia verified vote counts that had Barack Obama receiving 100% of all votes cast, while Mitt Romney received 0%?  Not one lousy vote for Mitt, Christine?  That would be in any precinct in the U.S. statistically impossible.  But those kinds of results were perfectly fine with Christine Pelosi.  No problem, none whatsoever.  The system worked perfectly fine in 2012, as far as Christine Pelosi was concerned.  

Of course she was fine with the system; her guy won.
The reality of the issue here is that a great many Democrats, including Christine Pelosi, are distressed that they didn’t win.  There is no concern on their part of the integrity of the system when they win.  They are only concerned about all of this integrity stuff when they lose.
And regarding all of this ‘hacked’ info obtained by the Russians and turned over to Wikileaks scoundrel, Julian Assange.  Mr. Assange emphatically denies that the Russians were involved in the information they received from John Podesta’s email account.  Sources from Wikileaks maintain that rather than the Russians, this info was obtained through internal disgruntled Democrats.  Furthermore, the information that was released which detailed constant and systematic skullduggery on the part of high ranking Democrat apparatchiks was never denied: slimy tactics such as Donna Brazile providing Hillary the upcoming questions in advance to her high stakes debates with Trump.  Or the slimy tricks used by then-DNC Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fl) to undermine Bernie Sanders in his contest with Hillary Clinton during the primaries.  

No, none of these revelations were denied. 

The Democrats are only howling and screeching that this information was released showing what scumbags run the Democrat machine.  This is the beef Christine Pelosi has, and not ‘the integrity of the system.’  

They were ratted out.

She’s just a sore loser.  My advice to Christine Pelosi: buck up, get over it.  You lost on the merits of your philosophy, and not because somebody robbed you guys.  Time for your party to figure out how to better represent your party to the benefit of voters.  Yes, that’s a tall order, but it’s either that or figure out in the future a way to cheat without getting caught.

I suspect Christine Pelosi and her ilk will opt for the latter.  It’s all they got.