Happy weekend, y'all.
-This was a busy week in politics with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting the presidents appeal to re-instate the temporary ban from 7 nations who cannot properly vet their own people. The 9th Circuit is the most overturned appellate court in America so that won't stand for long. If opponents of Trump's plan actually paid attention to what he plans on doing, they would see it's a solid plan and one that will provide a measure of safety and security. Plus, all one needs to do is look at the example set by Germany. Angela Merkel welcomed refugees into Germany and spent a ton of political capital defending her actions. That turned out to be a really bad decision on many levels. She now is implementing policies more strict than what Trump has laid out.
-Trump supporters have been calm thus far (in spite of what you may have header on #fakenews CNN or MSNBC). While liberal fascists burn down stores, halt free speech and throw bricks and feces, those on the political right have sat back and just watched. Eventually, if things continue as they have this first month of the Trump administration, they will not be content to just sit by and take it. This is a warning and a statement of fact, those who elected Trump are a calm lot happy to make a decent paycheck, take a weeks vacation and go out to dinner one night a week. But there is also a predominance of alfa genes in the group and all it will take is one spark to set that fire. If events like this continue, I fear that blaze may begin sooner rather than later.
-Back during the Obama years, many federal agencies were stocking up on ammo--so much so that it affected supplies in some areas. The reason was never addressed by Obama and the issue faded. Well now it's back again. Why the hell does the National Park Service have hundreds let alone thousands of rounds of ammo stored? I guess the question now is why was it not protected from theft?
-Trump is meeting with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe this weekend. Japan is critical in the efforts to curtail Chinese ambitions in the region and Trump's warmness is a clear sign to Beijing that Trump is looking to strengthen our relationship with Tokyo. The US has numerous military bases throughout the Home Islands and Okinawa and they would be critical for any offensive efforts or in a defensive role.
-Expect word soon that we will be ramping up operations in Afghanistan soon. One General called our efforts in the 16-year was "stagnant". General Mattis is meeting with NATO leaders this week in Europe for talks on the situation.
-Chucky Schumer thinks he can stop Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Unfortunately for this sniveling weasel his predecessor left him some baggage to deal with--mainly the use of the nuclear option. Once Harry Reid pulled that out, it can't be put back and expect Mitch McConnell to invoke it for Gorsuch.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Happy weekend, y'all.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly spoke on the Hill today talking to the House and one of the topics was the temporary ban on the seven nations who do not have the infrastructure to properly vet their people immigrating or claiming refugee status in the US.
Kelly was blunt and told the panel that it's critical we have this ban in place and that the court order stopping it may well have allowed those who wish us harm to enter. When asked how would we know he said "not until the boom" which appeared to take some on the panel by surprise.
Do they not understand that is the reason Trump wants the ban in place? In the liberal mind Trump's only rational is that he hates Muslims and it never occurs to them that he is doing it to protect the nation because they refuse to admit to themselves that we have an enemy who wants to kill as many of us as they can.
In the days since a liberal judge ordered the ban halted, untold potential enemies may have entered. Will any of the prop who were against the temporary ban actually care. Will they comfort the husbands, wives, sons or daughters of the next attack? They no longer have Obama running interference for them by labeling the attacks as "workplace violence" or "a lunatic with a gun". If we get attacked again and it comes to light that they entered during this time period, I will blame liberals and excoriate them as I never have before.
Let's see what the Ninth Circuit rules tonight but make no mistake, by fighting this temporary ban, liberals have made America less safe and for anyone paying attention, the terrorists mostly hit the soft underbelly of America or more plainly, liberal cities.
Video available here as is the full transcript.
Monday, February 06, 2017
Tom Brady is the best ever. End of argument. He's in the pantheon of greats along with Gretsky, Jordan, Howe, Griffey Jr. and Walter Payton.
Here's what's new in the world:
-Apparently the Hamas explosives guru wasn't that careful around explosives.
-Trump and Mattis need to address this immediately. When half of the strike fighters can't fly due to money, they are nothing but expensive paperweights.
-The world is moving to the right. Le Pen, Brexit, Trump and now Temer in Brazil.
-The Iraqi army is leaving ISIS fighters bodies in the street to rot as a warning and lesson. No matter how far into the future we go, the middle east will always be tribal and vicious.
-Example #298,742 why Trump was elected.
-Did you know the Patriots winning was due to White Supremacy? Me neither but apparently the SJW's believe that to be the case. I watched the game and I saw quite a few black men playing in the white jerseys. Is it possibly because the Patriots field a majority white receiving corps? I don;t know, I guess I'm just not smart enough to see race issues everywhere and in everything. I just enjoyed watching a good game.
-China believes they have reached the point they could surpass the US for sea supremacy in the South China Sea. I'm guessing once Mattis gets the Navy back to a sharp edge, China will learn that they are not yet at that point.
-I'm by no stretch a Lady Gaga fan but her performance was excellent. I thought I'd miss it coming home from the party I was at but I saw it all and she killed. It ranked up there with Prince and Michael Jackson in my humble opinion.
Sunday, February 05, 2017
The one Democrat I fear in the next election Tulsi Gabbard.
Her story is a good one, she is Samoan-American, is a Major in the National Guard, served two tours in war zones, which she volunteered for, and is as principled as anyone in government.
And the Democratic establishment hate her.
It goes back to when she served as vice chair for the Democratic National Committee. DNC leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz was in the bag for Hillary. Schultz only scheduled 6 debates between Hillary and Bernie versus over twenty in past elections. Gabbard resigned her seat in protest and said of Schultz "It's very dangerous when we have people in positions of leadership who use their power to try to quiet those who disagree with them. When I signed up to be vice-chair of the DNC, no one told me I would be relinquishing my freedom of speech and checking it at the door."
The subsequent leaks released by Wikileaks showing the DNC cheated only made her move look more principled.
Then Trump won and the Democratic establishment needed to blame someone. They looked at Gabbard as a good fall girl and essentially made her a non-person in the party. The elders of the party: Elizabeth (Fauxcohantas) Warren, Chucky Schumer and Joe Biden do not want to relinquish the reins and that has added to the discontent.
Hack Washington Post "journalist" has been doing the party's dirty work writing scathing pieces and tweets that we rarely see written about any Democrat. He is looking to not only destroy her but make other think twice before challenging the status quo.
I'm not complaining, believe me. The last thing I want is Tulsi Gabbard to rise in the party. She's smart, attractive, has a military background, is not afraid to stand up for what she believes and would make an excellent candidate. If the Dem's want to eat their own, let them but they are making a huge mistake by going after a woman who may be their best chance in 2020.
Happy Super Bowl (TM) Sunday. I like the Falcons in a close one 28-24. Matty Ice is at that part of his career where he's ready to lead his team to a title. Evidently someone thinks the same.
Here's what's happening:
-For decades the word fascist has been defined as strong central government and authoritarian rule. Business is rigidly part of the governmental system. It has never been defined as left-wing or right-wing...except by Google:
Here's Merriam Webster's definition:
And here's Google's.
No wonder the actual fascists have no idea what fascism is, they get all their info from Google and Occupy Democrats.
-Who knew Monty Python and the Holy Grail was part documentary?
- College is supposed to be about learning and being exposed to ideas and views you've not encountered before. Pure debate is dead and in it's place is whining, crying and safety pins where before it was counter ideas, free thought and intellectualism. This is a great read, however the fascists on the left do not want free speech or freedom of thought, they want a strict adherence to their doctrine and there's zero room for any variance. Hence the violence to shut outside thoughts down. A good example is a free-thinking homosexual or African-American who is completely ignored or worse for thinking for themselves.
- I posted this on Facebook yesterday but think it deserves a little more comment. What the left does not get or just chooses to ignore is that the new Republican party is not you fathers GOP. We are way more libertarian than in the past and the Christian portion of the party does not hold as much sway as they previously did. Homosexuality and recreational drug use are largely excepted in the party by those who are in their 40's and 50's. The party lost that battle and it's mostly because the people of my generation opted to sit that one out. We don't give a shit if you're gay, Black or purple, we care that we all have equal rights and smaller government. Good for the people in this deeply religious area for choosing a man based on the content of his character.
- California is considering exiting the US. From a purely intellectual perspective taking emotions out of it, it would truly be better for the nation as a whole. California has enormous debt for pensions and the spending continues apace. Add to that the number of liberal votes that would leave the union and you're talking about a center-right nation going forward for a generation. I would ensure that the vote was done properly with options such as Orange and San Diego counties remaining part of the US as well as the inland areas. I would imagine that Oregon and Washington state would also contemplate joining the Golden State if they were to make such a move. That would essentially leave the entire west coast from LA to the border unprotected or at least only protected by whatever military California opted to have--meaning none. This is a good read though it is the LA Times so normal bias is evident.
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Well, it's been an interesting couple of weeks. Trump has worked exactly five weekdays and one weekend and it seems like it's been months. The strategy of shock and awe is definitely a sight to see.
Anyway, here's what's new:
-#fakenews was coined by the left to make Trump look bad, little did they know that it would be used against them so frequently. Examples such as this, this and this are near daily occurrences. It's f-ing embarrassing but then they have no shame so....
-Well, this is timely and it's not the alleged "fascists" in power but the real anti-free speech, rioting, mask wearing fascists burning shit in the street and breaking windows.
-To answer the question posed in the headline: Decidedly not well.
-It appears Trump is not going to play buddy buddy with Putin considering this was the first statement of Haley's tenure.
-The far left, government subsidized NPR sees evil where none exists. Extreme vetting is not about ideology but about public safety. Time to cut funding for this bastion of left-wing groupthink.
-Just like always, the GOP talks a good game but can't find their balls when it actually comes time to walk the walk.
Friday, February 03, 2017
I truly felt that my kids generation was going to be the first post-racial generation in American history. The dream of MLK that people would be judged by the content of their character. was nigh. My kids were raised on rap and pop music, they attended schools where inclusiveness was preached and they have friends of all colors, creeds and religious beliefs. I guess a large part of that was the parenting of my wife and I plus the presence of "Uncle G", an African-American from inner city Philly in the kids lives.
Then we elected a Black man as president and that was it, we had achieved what MLK dreamed of and we could finally put our differences aside and not have the burden of race hanging over us. The Democrats had finally come around from their KKK and Jim Crow days and it was a new day.
Except it wasn't. It never came to be because if that did indeed happen, African-Americans could no longer claim victim status and more importantly, Barack Obama believed deeply that Blacks were owed something from White America and the debt needed to be paid. Yet, instead of being a leader and beacon to African-Americans, he drove home the victim card harder. Instead of saying that there is a major problem in the black community with drugs, family unity, teen pregnancy and illiteracy he opted to blame white America for the current state of affairs. This drove a further wedge between us and destroyed the idea that we are more alike than different.
His greatest mistake was not leading in the area of police relations with the Black community. If Obama had been a true leader, he would've struck a conciliatory tone and brought the people and the police together to talk instead of do the very worst thing...nothing. Ferguson could've been nipped in the bud if Obama had just said something--anything but he remained silent. From Baltimore through all the others his silence meant agreement and it has led to disastrous results. But perhaps that was the goal, Black Lives Matter--supported by hard left-wing supporters was the end game maybe.
And liberals in general haven't helped at all. The liberal mindset is that every conservative is a racist and there's no way their collective minds can be changed. The fact that it is patently false means nothing.
Long after Obamacare is forgotten and the rest of his actions are a distant memory, the one thing that will stand out the most is that he not only set race relations back but also took them in a dangerous direction that we may never recover from. Things are so bad we've come to this: