Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hollywood not paying the price for their silence....

Much hated by liberals, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski pointed out an interesting perspective on the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and Hollywood's sealed lips about it over decades and decades.
Lewandowski correctly notes that virtually everybody who was anybody in Hollywood knew about what a predatory criminal scumbag Harvey Weinstein was, for years and years, and yet nobody said a word about it to the police.  These exact same actions by the late Joe Paterno, coach of
Penn State football program, namely remaining silent for years after being informed of assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's predatory sexual crimes, was cause for massive punitive actions against his former pristine legacy.  Lewandowski wants to know why there is no such repercussions against these Hollywood types who also kept silent and allowed this criminal activity to flourish for decades.  That's a really good question.

After his death, a statue of Paterno was removed from the Penn State campus in 2012 and replaced by trees and landscaping, in an attempt to erase the taint of Joe's legacy.  The Penn State football team forfeited over 100 games over Joe's tenure, and Joe Paterno lived his final days in disgrace and shame, with investigations and possible indictments hanging over his head.

What about virtually every heavy hitter, poobah, 800 pound gorilla and Hollywood A-list star in Tinsel Town who were all fully aware and informed of what a despicable reprobate Harvey Weinstein was, and yet remained silent for decades?

How many young aspiring actresses and actors were torpedoed and black listed by Weinstein when they rebuffed his clumsy and overt unwanted sexual advances?  Tens, hundreds, maybe even THOUSANDS over his Hollywood reign of terror?  Nobody said boo, and the damage by Harvey Weinstein was allowed to continue, FOR  DECADES.

Why are these silent co-conspirators not indicted in this scandal?  Why are their careers and legacies not tainted and erased from the public square like Joe Paterno's was for his silence?

I would like an answer to that question posed by Corey Lewandowski.  It's a very good question.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hollywood elites will continue their lectures to us

Yes, despite this little Harvey Weinstein setback to their elite liberal agenda, Hollywood celebrities will continue to lecture the rest of us Great Unwashed regarding how we live our lives, work, associate ourselves with others, and on and on.  

You would think that the credibility coming out of Hollywood would be complete garbage by now, with the shameful slimy behavior of one of their poobahs being swept under the rug for decades.  Everybody in Tinsel Town knew what a scumbag this guy was for years and years, and yet they charge President Trump with crimes against women, along with a general charge of a conservative 'war against women.'  This guy is no different than Bill Clinton, a powerful scumbag who used his position to impose himself upon less powerful women at will, with no accountability whatsoever to this very day.  How come Bill Clinton's name is not included in the discussion of the Harvey Weinstein scandal?  Both of them are peas in a pod.  

I am quite frankly tired of being lectured to about what I drive, what I eat, how I worship, and who I consider an enemy of the American way of life by these shameless liberals, and in particular the hypocritical elites in Hollywood.  

These same hypocrites lecture us about us clinging to our guns and yet they themselves are surrounded by security forces armed to the teeth.  They wag their fingers at us for our carbon footprints, and yet a small group of eight or ten A-list celebrities tagging along with Leonardo DiCaprio jet off to the Cannes Film Festival in his Boeing 737 flying party barge that sucks down about ten thousand gallons of jet fuel. They insist on all of us in fly over country (or as Adrienne would lovingly label us, 'dirt people') confine our children to pathetic and failing union dominated public schools, and yet they themselves educate their children in posh exclusive private schools.  Our Hollywood 'betters' tell us 'dirt people' that open borders are a good thing, and yet they dwell behind masonry walls so high and thick that they would give Ghenghis Khan pause before considering a siege.

Hypocrisy seeps out of every pore on their elite bodies, and yet for some reason they continue to garner support from a portion of our population.  Their credibility on how we all should allocate our scarce national resources has been almost nonexistent ever since the talkies emerged over silent films.

Why should anyone at any level listen to any of these guys from this point forward?

An  oozy weeping pox on all of these Hollywood hypocrites.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Puerto Rico was a mess before the hurricane...

Now, after being hammered by Hurricane Irma, it is now an even bigger mess.

Puerto Rico has been run by corrupt men ever since the days of the infamous pirate Blackbeard occasionally put down anchor off its shores, and the rampant corruption continues to this very day.  While the setting of this island could have been the stuff of great vacation getaways, its handlers for the last 500 years have siphoned off every nickel that ever washed ashore.

It is home to 3,000,000 slovenly people, and virtually none of them  have even a sliver of a work ethic.  They all have been on the public dole for generations, and have never even considered building their homes or businesses to withstand the subtropical extreme weather that slams these environs frequently over the last million years or more.

Puerto Rico was completely bankrupt prior to their hovels being blown down.  Now every Puerto Rican has their hand out, waiting for the U.S. government to swoop down in helicopters and luxury cruise ships and whisk them off to a Marriott property somewhere, where they will feast on shrimp scampi and caviar, scold the Marriott staff for not hustling a little faster in fulfilling their whims, and all the while the U.S. taxpayers are expected to bust all of our asses and rebuild their hovels to exactly the way they were prior to this natural occurrence.  And without they themselves pitching in one iota.

Nuts to that.  Puerto Ricans, all 3,000,000 of them should knuckle down, pick themselves up and soldier on.  Their island could probably support perhaps 100,000 hard working folk who can cater to the only industry worth rebuilding: the tourist industry.  I don't know what the other 2,900,000 of them will do, but they better figure it out themselves.

But no.  They won't lift a finger to help themselves.  They will whine, caterwaul and in general gnash their teeth and engage in great wailing.  

I say we turn a blind eye to these wastrels.  Let them stew in the mess they themselves are responsible for.  They chose to live in Hurricane alley, and when a hurricane eventually came along and did what hurricanes do, they are flabbergasted.

How about doing what everyone else does the world over; help yourselves.  

Friday, September 8, 2017

Life in Florida: expect lots of wind and water. Count on it.

Hurricanes and Florida go together like peanut butter and jelly, sumo wrestlers and all-you-can-eat buffets, Democrats and corruption.  The U. of Miami even calls their sports teams the Hurricanes.

If you choose to live in Florida, you can count on rebuilding your destroyed house at least once, if not more.  Count on it.  Either the hurricane force winds will flatten you, or the ensuing flood/storm surge will swamp  you.  Or both.  

And yet people living in 'America's Friendliest Home Town', 'The Villages,' all live in cheap double-wides, which can't even stand up to a 75 mph gust, much less stronger hurricane force winds.  What's up with these people?  

With the latest hurricane (Irma) predicted to tear through the middle of Florida, starting at Miami and heading north, the news media can hardly wait to film the carnage this latest maelstrom will bring.  These vultures will glom onto the many sob stories of poor schmucks losing everything, the tears rolling down their cheeks, clutching to their wedding photo album; the only thing they could save when the Cajun Navy comes by in their air boats to save them from drowning.  

I don't get it.  Live in Florida, and get hammered by a hurricane. It's like the sun coming up in the east and setting in the west.  It occurs so often, you can set your watch by these monster storms' arrivals. And yet these poor fools are shocked...SHOCKED!!!...that their lives have been devastated by Mother Nature.  

Recommendation to people who insist on living in Florida despite the well known hazards of constant hurricanes: don't live in double-wides. Build your home above the flood plain, probably 'stilts' are in order. Frame your stick-built homes using steel studs, not southern yellow pine studs.  Use masonry (bricks) for the siding, not vinyl.  Build your roofs with ceramic slate or metal, not flimsy asphalt shingles.  Don't plant big trees near your house that can get blown into your bedroom.  

In other words, use your brain.  Don't be an idiot who makes the 6 o'clock news, getting interviewed by Matt Gutman wearing virtually everything you now own: a wife-beater T-shirt, camo shorts and flip flops, with tears flowing down your face.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Pick your poison: where do you want to live?

Yes, Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the Houston area, with terrible damage that will take years to rebuild.  

It happens.  Living in subtropical areas such as Florida and southern Texas as well as many nice areas along the Gulf coast has its appeal: nice, temperate weather for most of the year, with the winters just a bit chilly and the summers pretty hot.  Lots of people like this.  Me, too.  But living in subtropical environs, one should expect that extreme subtropical weather will be part of your living experience as well.

But nobody should expect that taxpayers should subsidize your choice of where to settle down.  When you buy a home in Oklahoma ('Tornado Alley'), you should expect a tornado from time to time, and accordingly you should buy appropriate insurance.

Or living  in the beautiful forested areas out West: it's real nice most of the year, but from time to time, lightening or careless campers set these forests on fire, and folks' homes go up in flames along with the trees.  Again, some home owners insurance goes a long way when the poop hits the fan occasionally.

When you choose the Great State of Alaska to put your roots down, you need to know that the place is frozen two thirds of the year and that your heating bills will take up a significant amount of your disposable income, in addition to snowmobiles and snow blowers just to get to the store or post office, etc. so that you have some semblance of freedom to move about.

Ditto living in the upper mid-west: it can get down to 30 below zero in northern Minnesota.  For weeks at a time in January and February.  Expect to sit tight until that kind of killer weather moves on, and don't expect government helicopters to swoop in and take you to the grocery store when you run out of Oreo cookies. 

But please don't expect to live in these areas on other people's dimes, and when the weather dumps on you horribly, you put your hand out to the government and expect to be made whole at the taxpayer's expense.

Pick your poison.  Live where you want to live.  This is America, and you can go wherever you want.  Just don't expect the rest of us to pay for your choices.  

It may sound hard hearted, but this is the United States of America, Land of the Free and Home of the Brave: take care of yourselves.  

Thursday, August 24, 2017

With Republican governors like Bruce Rauner, who needs Democrats?

It is widely believed that Gov. Bruce Rauner (R-IL) plans on signing into law SB31 next Monday.  This is a bill that would essentially make the entire state of Illinois a sanctuary state.  That is to say, it would forbid any state or local employee or any organization that receives money from the state to assist the federal government in detaining illegal aliens.

This would make every public building in the entire state sanctuary's for illegals: public libraries, DMV offices, state government buildings, college campuses, public school grounds, on and on - the entire state would become a sanctuary for illegals.

Currently, Illinois spends approximately $4.5 Billion dollars annually supporting illegals and their progeny.  Also note that Illinois is dead, flat broke; the Land of Lincoln is arguably in worse financial condition than California, and that is saying something.

Now we are going to see a wave of illegals hitting the welfare rolls, depleting the state coffers even more than they already are.  

With Republican governors like this, who needs Democrats?

Friday, August 4, 2017

'Deep State' moles fighting for their lives

There should be no doubt now that the so-called 'Deep State' exists, and much like cockroaches when exposed to the light of day these Deep State insects are scurrying for cover lest they get stepped on and squashed.

These Deep Staters are simply liberal bureaucrats leftover from former administrations to include the Obama, Bush and Clinton days.  They are all thoroughly entrenched within the government bureaucracies, and are completely addicted to gobbling down the excessive bloat, waste, fraud and abuse of an inefficient system that has been awash in cash for decades and decades.

Also known as 'The Swamp,' which Donald Trump swore he would drain, these guys and gals now understand that the President is determined to change things in Washington, and if he is successful (which he usually is in about everything he has ever gotten involved in), their days laying sideways in the government trough are numbered.

Accordingly, they are pulling out all the stops in their efforts to thwart the Trump agenda, and will stop at nothing to make The Donald look bad, even at the risk of doing damage to our national security with these recent leaks of conversations between the President and the leaders of Mexico and Australia.

We should expect this type of sabotage to continue, until these cockroach Deep Staters are uncovered and terminated.  After all, when a swamp is drained, you are always going to run into disgruntled alligators and snapping turtles.  They won't go quietly into that good night, no siree Bob.  They will go kicking and screaming.

Fine.  As long as they go.