While the Mets clean house perhaps they should start with the manager

Ken, my cousin-in-law, believes I’m an idiot.  His beliefs are well-founded as I steadfastly stuck to my prediction of the Mets winning 92 games this year.  A casual look at the standings reveals the Mets have a record of 32 and 46 with 84 games remaining.  That means they need to go 60 and 24 to accomplish that feat.  That’s a .714 winning percentage for those of you scoring at home.

Now that I see it on paper, I agree with Ken.

A season that had such promise when they started 12 and 2 has gone horribly wrong.  In typical Mets fashion, they achieve perfection in things going wrong. From the majority of the team visiting the disabled list to setting Major League Baseball records for futility, the Mets are a traveling freak show.

This team can’t even participate in a brawl properly.  When was the last time you saw benches clear for a hug?

Making matters worse is Mickey Callaway trying to position the non-fight as a good way to spark life into the team.  Someone needs to tell the hay seed from Cleveland hugging is not fighting.  Full disclosure: I did not like his hiring.  I thought he came off disingenuous and whenever a team continually harps about how impressive someone is I get the feeling they are trying to convince themselves not me.

His whole spiel about caring about the players as people also seemed off tune.  In fact, his whole approach seems contrived.  I prefer people who are true to themselves and not trying to maintain an aura.

He has mis-managed the bullpen and seems clueless of game situations with his decisions. Heck, he can’t even submit the right lineup card.  His inconsistency was painfully obvious during the game last night.  He pulls Robert Gsellman after 13 pitches because “he didn’t have it” but stays with Jeurys Familia when everyone in the ball park and watching at home knew he did not have it.

Everyone, of course, except Callaway who blissfully sat there oblivious to the oncoming crash.

Callaway has also made several blunders with the press.  First whining that New York is a hard place to play and then again last night with a snarky response regarding “how baseball works” when trying to explain his Familia decision.

Hey Mickey. This is how employment works in New York:  Perform and you keep your job.

He seems like a nice man but completely over his head.  Once again the Mets put someone in a position to fail be it a player, coach or manager.  The Wilpons get what they pay for but the fans are paying for the Wilpons. Callaway does not seem ready to manage yet alone manage on a stage as large as New York.  Perhaps he needs to talk to Joe Torre or Terry Collins.

Actually, he needs common sense.  The best way he could have gotten the fans and media off his back was to start his after game press conference by simply acknowledging he screwed up.  “Let me just start by saying I blew that one.  That’s on me.  I was not thinking but this is what I’m going to do to make sure it doesn’t happen again….”

Boom. Done. Most people love those who hold themselves accountable and loathe those who think they are smarter than the average bear.  Just ask any Liberal.

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In today’s political climate, the truth is relative and what you believe

I have never met a Conservative or Liberal that ever allowed the facts to get in the way of their agenda.   When talking to any member from either party, the truth and facts are no longer absolute.

The Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation was only missing a magic bullet theory to make its conclusion complete fiction.  The IG report states members of the FBI had a bias against President Trump but does not conclude they acted against Trump because of those biases.  How is that possible?

It’s human nature to have a bias and act on those biases.  We are told police officers act on their biases towards African Americans with far less evidence than what appears in the AG report yet there is nothing to see here – just move along.  It’s as remarkable as James Comey implying Hillary Clinton broke the law without saying she broke law during his famous exoneration tour in July 2017.

I need someone to explain to me in plain language how there is no bias when Peter Strzok assures his lover Lisa Page that “we’ll stop” then candidate Trump from becoming president.

According to the IG report, she sends him this text: “Trump’s not ever going to become president, right? Right!?”  To which he responds: “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.”  In another exchange, Strzok tells Page that if Trump does become president they have “an insurance policy.”

Apparently, Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General, doesn’t understand the meaning of a smoking gun.

Of course, Conservatives are up-in-arms because any moron can deduce if you have a bias towards someone, that bias will manifest itself in many ways either consciously or unconsciously.  Can anyone say leaks?

Coincidentally enough, Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating the Russian Collusion soap opera, brought new charges against Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort.  I know the timing was purely uncalculated.

Anyway, the new charges claim Manafort tampered with witnesses and revoked his bail sending him to jail.  Mueller said Manafort “knowingly and intentionally attempted to corruptly persuade another person…with intent to influence, delay, and prevent the testimony of any person in an official proceeding.”

There is no real evidence Manafort actually tried to persuade anyone but Mueller says he had “intent to influence.”  Why does Manafort have intent but not Strzok?

For Conservatives, if they claim Strzok had intent then they must equally accept the “fact” Manafort did as well.  For Liberals, the same holds true for Strzok’s intentions if they believe Manafort intended to tamper with witnesses.

The reality is no one knows the truth but Trump, Clinton, Manafort, and Strzok.  I doubt any of them will ever actually tell the truth.  They are in politics and the only thing we know for sure about politics is that no one tells the truth.

Unfortunately, no one trusts the news reporters anymore and now we’re at a point where the truth is relative and what you believe.

 

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Hi, I’m a Mets fan and I need help

I don’t know what is more painful: following politics or being a Mets fan. In both cases, you have a group of people who believe themselves to be real when the rest of us know they are empty suits (or uniforms).

I belong to a group called MA, Mets Anonymous.  We meet surreptitiously so no one knows who we are and we can blend in with the rest of society.  We’re like Trump supporters in a room full of Liberals.

However, I decided to come forward and come clean that I love the Mets.  I’m not one of those typical over-the-top Mets fans extols World Series talk when they are winning or bury them when they are losing.  I accept them for what they are… a team owned by a family that seemingly does not care about winning.

Baseball is a funny game.  A team typically has one really good stretch of play and one really bad one.  The balance of the season hangs in how they play the rest of the games.  At the start of the season I predicted the Mets would win 92 games.  I still think it’s possible if a few things change.

Mickey Callaway needs to learn how to manage a game and a team.  He relies on data analytics far too much when all he needs to do is use his eyes.  I actually believe in data and love Saber metrics. I just don’t want to marry it.

Data does not have eyes.  It cannot tell you a pitcher’s arm angle is dropping making his pitches come in flatter with less movement.  Give a Major League hitter a flat pitch and chances are the ball will travel over the fence without the use of a launch angle.  I don’t need data to tell me that.

Callaway needs to rely on his human ability to see and interpret data; not be ruled by it.  Artificial Intelligence may take over the world one day, but not baseball.

The Wilpons need to go.  From what I understand Fred Wilpon is a gentleman and a scholar. He also appears to be cheap and lacks a winner’s passion. His defenders will point to a number of reasons why my statement is wrong but just look at how the team is run.  Again, I do not need data to tell me what my eyes can plainly see.

Unfortunately, the Wilpon family will never sell the team.  They just don’t get how despised they are by Mets fans and if they truly loved the team….they’d let it go to someone who will give us a winner.  Most people that lack that much self-awareness usually end up in politics.

In typical Mets fans’ luck, we got the Wilpons while the Yankees got the Steinbrenners.  Enough said.

Sandy Alderson deserves admiration for being a marine.  The same cannot be said about his ability as a general manager. Just look at the 2018 transactions wire and some of the moves he made this year.  You may begin to worry the man is suffering from Wilpon Fatigue.  I’m guessing the poor man’s hands are tied with the chastity belt the Wilpons put on their money but you mean to tell me in seven years he can’t swing a decent trade where we get a player that spends more time on the field then on the disabled list?

The trade game is already starting with the Mets and fools who have nothing better to do with their time but call in to radio shows are making outlandish trade proposals. There is a group of people suggesting the Mets do a complete tear down and re-build with young studs. Let me ask you something: Do you want Alderson and the Wilpons in charge of that re-build?  That’s like asking politicians to fix the tax code they are responsible for creating in the first place.  No thank you.

My advice to Mets fans, and I quote Arron Rodgers, Relax.  This too shall pass.  This current losing streak will end and Mets fans will see the light of day.

Michael Conforto will find his swing.  Jay Bruce will remember he’s a home run hitter. Yoenis Cespedes will realize he’s paid to play and not sit.  Brandon Nimmo will continue being a bright spot and Todd Frazier will do what Todd Frazier does. The pitching will be fine.

Any baseball person will tell you most players are within 10 percent of their career numbers.  At the end of the season that will bear out.  Will it be enough to get to them to the playoffs?  I think so

But take what I think with a grain of thought.  Remember, I’m a Mets fan so I’m not too bright and I’m also the guy who predicted 92 wins this season.

 

 

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Which hunt is witch

If President Ronald Reagan was Teflon and President Bill Clinton was slick, what the heck is President Donald Trump?

The media and political ruling class are trying every trick that has worked in the past in hopes of re-railing President trump but the only thing coming off the hinges is the political ruling class and the media.

It’s time for everyone to admit the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller was politically motivated.  That is not a revelation as most all special prosecutors are politically motivated.  Can anyone say Kenneth Starr?  How about Lawrence Walsh?

Starr started with Whitewater and ended with Monica Lewinsky.  Walsh had two convictions reversed and on the eve of the 1992 election obtained a grand jury re-indictment on Casper Weinberger and referred to then President George Bush in the superseding indictment.  At the time, President Bush was gaining ground on Bill Clinton but that October surprise stuffed any momentum.

It seems recent election issues somehow have a Clinton involved.

President Trump is being persecuted in the press, by the Democrats and by his own party mostly because he’s an outsider and not very likable.  As far as I can tell, he continues to make good on his promises.  I guess the politicians in the swamp can forgive anything but keeping promises and trying to get things done.

The media cannot cover him objectively as witnessed by the way they purposely took his comments out of context about MS-13 members.  He calls thugs who brutally murder innocent people animals and the media tries to spin it as if he meant illegal immigrants.

What is worse, Senator Chuck Schumer, a total disgrace to the Senate, echoes the media’s sentiment and the lightweight Republicans stood by their man much like Hillary Clinton stands by her guy.

That is why I am happy President Trump is turning the tables on his enemies and demanding the Justice Department do its job for a change.  It appears the FBI planted a spy in the Trump campaign to gather dirt.  The last time a political party spied on another political party during a campaign it led to a president’s resignation.

Whereas, President Nixon was driven by paranoia, it seems the Democrats under President Obama’s leadership was driven by the arrogance of not accepting the people’s will.  Any way you look at this situation it’s bad for democracy.

There are just too many unseemly things going on in this episode.  From the odd dealings of Tony Podesta to leftover bureaucrats in the Obama administration wreaking havoc, we need to find out if the allegations are true.

However, it needs to be done the proper way and President Trump needs to refrain from starting his own witch hunt.  The problem with witch hunts is they typically end in tragedy for someone.

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The only standard is double when it comes to Liberals and the media

Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is now the poster child for hypocrisy. After allegations surfaced in a report by The New Yorker from four women who detailed a pattern of physical and mental abuse against Schneiderman, he resigned his post.

It’s sickening that he positioned himself as a champion of women and the #MeToo movement when all along he secretly meant #HimToo.

What I find almost as disturbing is the way Liberals and the media tried to ignore the story or bring him to justice because he was viewed as a Liberal darling with the potential of taking down President Trump.  This is the same media who excoriated President Trump for saying vile things about women in a Hollywood Access video.  This is the same media that spent 92 minutes of airtime in the past few months on the Stormy Daniels controversy, according to a report by Media Research Center.

In the Schneiderman case you had corroborating evidence and actual violence towards women.  In the Trump case you have a guy bragging about sexual exploits but no physical harm against a woman’s will.  Yet the media focuses on Trump’s transgressions and looks the other way for Schneiderman.

Make no mistake about this, I am not a Trump apologist but the way the media treats him makes anyone who logically looks at the facts seem like an apologist.  It’s an unsettling position to be in but the media is so Hell bent on destroying President Trump that in compels people to point out the hypocrisy.

But there are other examples of media bias and hypocrisy that is infuriating.  If I made the comment that I do not like seeing two men kiss in public, I’ll be immediately branded a Homophobe.  In truth, I do not like seeing a man kiss a woman in public.  Time and place people.  Anyway, I digress.

The media has gone out of its way to protect Joy Reid, MSNBC host, who a decade earlier wrote homophobic slurs in her blog. At first she stated her blog was hacked but eventually quasi-admitted to writing the slurs but claiming “I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things.  The person I am now is not the person I was then.”

That is actually a reasonable assertion.  People change and grow.  Can you imagine the media outcry if Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh said or wrote anything close to resembling a homophobic slur?  If either man made the same statement Reid made, do you think the media would let them off the hook?

The point is the media is biased.  Pure and simple.  It pretends to be objective and is so self-unaware that it actually believes it.  I’ve made this point in earlier posts, the media’s insatiable lust to bring down President Trump is actually bringing itself down.

It will blame President Trump for calling “Fake News” but the truth is the proof of fake news lies at the media’s doorstep.  The media, and Liberals for that matter, cannot get over the fact President Trump won the election and will stop at nothing to discredit him.

What those in the media do not understand is President Trump did not cause the election outcome, he is the result of years of Liberal rule and hypocrisy and the American people are simply making their voices heard.

The only problem is the media, and Liberals, are deaf to anything but what they want to hear. They blame those who voted for Trump instead of understanding why they voted for trump.  The reason they will never partake in self-inspection is it will reveal their hypocrisy and they will never admit it’s them, not us.

 

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Being a member of a political party is the ultimate group think

They are nervous.  They are confused.  They do not know where they stand.  This is unsettling for the political ruling class and I love it.

I spoke with a few lobbyists I know this past week and they are basically saying the same thing.  The politicians in both parties have no idea how “to play” the current political environment.  For example, a Republican who has voted with President Trump 98 percent of the time is concerned his constituents will the hold one time he voted against the president against him.

Meanwhile, the Democrats gleefully believe they will ride a “Blue Wave” in November until they think about it and privately panic they will not read the electorate correctly again.  President Trump may not be draining the swamp as fast as most of his followers have hoped but he sure is driving them crazy.

The good news is after so many decades of playing the American voter as a fool the politicians are realizing what we have all known:  They are bottomless vessels of gas incapable of thinking for themselves.  Being a member of a political party is the ultimate group think.

Worse yet, most politicians see the world through the prism of their party and not the good of the country.  And that is the biggest issue most Americans have with their leaders.  They only worry about doing what is best for their political agenda and not focusing on solving the issues facing us.  Unfortunately, most of the leaders are so bereft of self-awareness they don’t even recognize it.

According to the lobbyists, most politicians are asking colleagues, staffers, and consultants how they should position themselves to get the most votes.  This is harder for Republicans because they have to choose whether they are on Team Trump or Team Establishment.  The Democrats will all play the anti-Trump card throughout the soon-to-be-here mid-term campaigns.

This is sickening to me.  I get why they are positioning themselves but perhaps they should focus on doing what is right for the country and let the chips fall where they may.  I do not mind a politician believing a certain philosophy is the right one for the country and fighting for it.  That is what I expect.

What I mind is the flip flopping among politicians depending which party is in office.  Look no further than the immigration debate.  Democrats were for immigration reforms when former presidents Clinton and Obama pushed for legislation but against it when Republican presidents wanted it.  Likewise, Republicans supported immigration reforms when Republican presidents wanted it but against it when Democratic presidents wanted reforms.

And they wonder why the voters do not believe a single word they say.

I want a leader who has and stays true to core values and beliefs.  Unfortunately, that is the biggest pipe dream of all.

Politicians will never get respect as long as they keep trying “to play” the American voter for votes.  They will get respect once they start working to move the country forward.  Having someone like President Trump in office is hectic.  It’s wild and, at times, embarrassing.  However, I want more people like him in Washington to shake up and get rid of the establishment.

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10 things congress needs to do to help the American People

How long would you stay employed if you spent most of your day telling your boss the things you will do but never do them?  If you were an employer and had an employee that behaved that way, how long would you wait before firing them?

Most members of congress think only of their re-election chances and not about the good of the nation. We need to take our country back and it starts with demanding action from our employees – Congress.

Some actions I think Congress needs to take include:

Term limits – I was vehemently against term limits when I was younger having the naïve belief that most politicians intrinsically had term limits.  I thought the people would vote out those politicians that did not perform.  In his book, “Wealth of Nations”, Adam Smith theorized an economy can work well in a free market scenario where everyone acted in their self-interest.  I felt if people voted in their self-interest the political spectrum would move towards equilibrium.  I was wrong.  The self-interested politicians created a monopoly but we have the power to change it.  I think two, six-year terms for congress and the senate is enough than sweep out the old and bring in the new.

Split Electoral votes – Maine and Nebraska are the only two states that are not winner-take-all. I prefer using the congressional district method.  I think all states should award two electoral votes to the candidate who gets the most statewide votes.  Then award an electoral vote to the popular vote winner of each congressional district. This is a better reflection of the will of the people versus one populous congressional district dictating a result for a state.  In this method states like New York will have a better representation of the will of the people.  New York City will always go to the Democrat but districts in upstate New York that are Republican will have their votes count rather than be washed away because New York City has more people than outlying districts.

Flat tax – I am an advocate of a flat tax system and believe we should get rid of all deductions.  I do not want tax breaks for corporations, the rich or any loopholes in the tax system.  I want a flat 10% tax on all revenue for any individual making $75,000 or above and any married couple making $100,000 or above.  Anyone below those thresholds does not pay taxes.  I do not buy the argument that a flat tax favors the rich because it doesn’t – especially if you eliminate all deductions and prevent people from hiding their income.  I think a flat tax with no deductions will make the rich actually pay more in taxes than they currently pay.

Fiscal sense/balance budget – This goes hand-in-hand with the flat tax initiative.  It is a simple equation.  Do not spend more than revenue. In my opinion the federal government is only there to protect the nation and ensure the infrastructure for commerce.  That does not mean the Commerce Clause should be abused the way it is and has been for years by congress.  It means we should not spend money on special interests.

No tolerance for illegal immigration – Anyone who reads my blog knew this concept would show up.  I want as many immigrants in America as possible. I just want them to enter the country legally and be vetted properly.  If I have to show my driver’s license to rent a power tool, people coming into the U.S. should be scrutinized before we let them enter our country.  And yes, I believe we need to deport all illegal immigrants and send them to the back of the line to enter America legally.

What’s good for the goose should be good for the gander.  All congressman, senators and public workers should be subject to the same laws, healthcare, postal service, etc. as “average Americans.”  The second congress has to eat its own dog food, you’ll see much faster action in getting things done.  Being a public servant does not mean you become an elite class unto yourself.  The term “public servant” speaks for itself with a focus on the word servant.  They are there to serve us not become a ruling class

The strongest military on earth.  I want our military to be so large and so strong no one dare try to bother American citizens.  I do not want us to be world bullies nor do I want us to use the military to force other nations to let us have it our way.  And I do not want to be the police for the world.  It’s very simple.  I want a military that does not provoke or oppress any nation.  But I do want a military that no nation dare mess with.

Reduce all pay for politicians.  The president should be the highest paid politician and it should be capped at $200,000/year.  Senators should be paid $150,000/year and Congressman should get $125,000/year.  I do not want career politicians.  I want people who take a temporary assignment to become a public servant for six to 12 years and then go back to their livelihood.

Welfare recipients must be drug tested and work to “earn” the check.  Every time I start a new job I must pass a drug test.  If I want a paycheck from my employer every two weeks, I need to perform my job duties.  I see nothing wrong with asking a welfare recipient to refrain from drugs and do something for the money they are receiving from the American people.  I think it’s only fair.

Presidential Appointments within a year. Pass a law that all presidential appointments must be approved within a year or withhold the pay of Senators.  There are 160 nominations in committee and another 199 pending on the Senate calendar. That’s 359 unfilled positions and it’s been more than a year since President Trump took office.  It is ridiculous to hold the nation hostage because you do not like the other party’s leader.  And this goes for both parties.

The bottom line is we need to start firing those politicians that spend more time politicking than legislating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaming the system

Welfare rewards non-married

Media lies – 90% of all March for Our Lives were adults median age 49

Stevens was wrong – much like FISA – got bad intelligence http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/03/28/if-second-amendment-falls-our-entire-bill-rights-falls.html

Why was Bush Powell  Cheney excoriated for bad intelligence on the Gulf War yet no one in the media cares about bad intelligence when trying to take away a fundamental right

 

 

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/28/despite-media-narrative-study-says-teenagers-made-up-just-10-percent-march-for-our-lives-crowd.html

 

 

 

 

 

Democrats don’t like their “private” discussions going public but didn’t mind when that happened to Trump through the leaks

We do not want states on the coasts dictating laws. Mores, or culture.  Why?  Because most of those stares are liberal and when a bunch of Liberals get together you get weird logic. And live in a world where legal citizens are considered “racists” for wanting illegal immigrants to abide by the law but illegal immigrants are considered “dreamers.”

Aren’t the true dreamers the people who immigrated to the United States legal and enjoyed the freedom to follow their dreams?

Liberal states consider a person greedy because they to want to keep the money they earned but call it “need” when people want access to your money without earning it?  We call that theft.

Liberals believe it’s logical to allow illegal immigrants to go to college for free but force young citizens to take out student loans.

 

 

 

No one likes to feel like their recommendations go unheeded.  Very few of us like to be told what to do and want to be part of the decision. So it’s understandable that a group of people cannot come to terms with the words President Donald Trump.

 

It’s just a shame a large percent of congress is among that group.

 

Our elected officials are in congress to lead the nation not behave like high school students who don’t like who was elected prom king.  And much like adolescent boys consumed by their own egos, our elected officials cannot comprehend the guy in the mirror is the one to blame for the outcome of the election.

 

The lack of self-awareness among the political ruling class is stunning.  Their myopia paved the way for the Trump Train because he, at least, addressed the concerns of the people.

 

 

 

be the one who recommends something that does not

 

 

If sneaking into a country makes you an immigrant, does breaking into a house make you a Homeowner?

 

 

 

What makes someone think that a person who does not obey the law when it comes to murder, rape, robbery, and assault will follow a gun control law?

 

There was a time when high school sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those who connect the dots can stay; the rest must go away

 

An acquaintance of mine reached out to me on Facebook with a question.  In his best impersonation of a cat swallowing a canary he asked “How do you like Trump now?”

 

I presume he thought the incessant staff changes, the continuing investigation by the special prosecutor, and the mainstream media position that he is a joke would have me regret my vote.  I disappointed him.

 

As I’ve stated countless times, I am not a Trumper.  I voted for him because I agree with and like his policy ideas.  I love his selection of Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court justice because he is a man who follows the law and is not a social activist judge.

 

I pointed out the stock market is at record levels and the jobless rate was the best it has been in years.  Is that all because of President Trump?  I doubt it but he has a lot to do with the turnaround.

 

I have three children that are either in college or college bound within a year.  I need a vibrant economy so I can make more money to pay for college tuition.  With President Trump in office the stock market has a better chance of continuing it’s current trajectory than if Hillary Clinton were in office.

 

But that exchange got me thinking why so many Liberals focus on the wrong things and believe everyone should have their focus.

 

An investigation into Russian meddling in our election has no bearing on my life.  Americans like me think about issues that affect our life.  We do not care about issues the media wants to care about.  And that is what the media elites and political ruling class do not understand.

 

After a year of probes there is no hard evidence the Russians colluded with the Trump campaign to “steal the election.”  No one can explain what the phrase “the Russians hacked the election” means.  A hack means someone got into the computer system and changed something.  That did not happen.

 

Another example is Global Warming.  I do not care about issues like Global Warming because it’s non-essential to my everyday life.  It’s a topic that does not resonate with me because I do not see daily evidence that proves a connection between carbon gases weakening our ozone layer.  This is especially true when such studies come from organizations with agendas.

 

I do not care about what bathroom transgenders use unless a person posing as a transgender uses the opportunity to share a bathroom with my daughter for nefarious purposes.  Then you’ll be hearing about me on the news for killing a pervert.  The difference between the two issues is directly proportional to how it affects my everyday life.

 

President Trump understands this dichotomy of the voter.  He understands the desire most Americans have for a wall is not racial.  We connect the dots.  A wall means less illegal aliens means more job opportunities for me means I can pay for my kids’ college education.

 

I suggest Liberals watch the scene in Trading Places when Eddie Murphy’s character explains it’s not about pork bellies; it’s about his kid getting a GI Joe for Christmas.  It’s that simple.  President Trump gets it.  Politicians don’t.

 

We need fewer politicians and more people who can connect the dots.  The snobby media refers to such people as Populists.  That’s a code word for the media and political ruling class knows better than the great unwashed that is us.

 

A good friend of mine said “Let Trump be Trump and get his agenda through.”  I agree with him and if this collection of do-nothing Republicans and Democrats continue to block his agenda, I suggest we block their re-election.

 

 

 

 

Populist Dictionary

  • Gorsuch does not mean Conservative puppet. It means a jurist who will follow the Constitution
  • The Wall does not mean racist. It means less illegal aliens means more job opportunities for me means I can pay for my kids’ college education
  • Make America Great Again does not mean white people ruling the day. It means every American getting a fair opportunity by working hard and earning what they get
  • Repeal and replace Obamacare does not mean throwing the uninsured under the bus. It means giving people a choice as to whether they want to be insured

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

African Virgin Mary featuring an exposed breast made from elephant dung

 

 

as well as a robe made of pornographic depictions of women’s asses. The work is being sold via Christie’s this June, and is expected to go for a cool $2.3 million.

 

The artist has every right to create any art he wants and more power to him if he can sell it.  What I object to is the media piously saying that is acceptable but it is unacceptable if another artist wanted to portray the Mohammad in elephant dung.

 

I do not like double standards.

 

That is not my point

 

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organizations like Media Matters for America has targeted Conservative

 

Hannity

 

Can we get to the business of the people and not destruction?

 

 

My biggest complaint with Liberals (or liberal policy) is the belief someone else believes they know what is better for me than me.

 

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To me saying President Donald Trump is a lot less repulsive than saying President Hillary Clinton but that is not the way to choose a president.

 

 

As usual, the Liberals try to change the dialog.  Criticizing the president and disagreeing with him are far different than taking a photo with a severed head in his likeness.

 

 

Russian collusion = Birther.  There is no evidence of either but neither will go away.

 

A non-story becomes the story

 

Some State police officials claim working with ICE will scare off illegals from being witnesses

OK with leaks

 

 

Abject failure: Trump, the media or both?

 

 

Study from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center that show coverage overwhelmingly negative.

 

 

Tire of hysteria, focu son facts

 

Metsblog

Trump-Comey

NY Times-Washington Post making a mockery of journalism – if they had the actual memo they would have printed it in its entirety on the front page and webpage. It would drive sales but they did not which tells me it’s a fabrication from a source with an agenda and they did not vet properly.

 

 

Things I do not understand

  • Pictures of food on Instagram and Facebook
  • Taking pictures with sunglasses on

 

 

 

Accepting what was once unacceptable

We see a notice in our social media feed that it’s a friend’s birthday.  We reflexively write happy birthday and go on with our day.  In the past a phone call was made, a card was sent – in short effort was made.  The scary thing is the recipient knows the wish was simply a rote reaction but says to himself “Well, at least he typed the words.” Why is this acceptable?

 

 

 

 

 

Under the category of you just can’t make these things up:

 

If you ever had any doubt that democrats consider your money theirs, Nancy Pelosi just erased that. According to her, if you are “allowed” to keep the money you earn, that’s really stealing from poor people who didn’t earn it. I know this is some dizzying liberal logic, but that’s how they like things. Their hope is to make things so confusing that you can’t tell how bullshit it all is.

 

Poor people are not entitled to the fruits of other people’s labor. Letting people keep more of the money they earn is not stealing from poor people because that money was never theirs in the first place. See how that works?

 

OK with Obama getting paid $400K from Wall St

 

Hannity BS lynch mob

 

Colbert BS retaliation

 

Obvious the Dems strategy across the nation is to be the party of No.  Republicans did it so turnabout is fair play BUT who suffers?

 

 

 

 

Is the University of California, Berkeley a haven for free speech terrorists?.

 

Terrorists use the threat of violence to force people to act a certain way. How is that any different than what the paid-for thugs are doing at the University of California, Berkeley?  And much like Sanctuary Cities are aiding and abetting illegal immigrants, the University of California, Berkeley is aiding abetting domestic terrorists against free speech.

 

Can you imagine the outrage if a conservative university prevented a pro-choice liberal from speaking?  The media would have non-stop coverage and demand the resignation of the Provost, school president, the Dean of student, and possibly even the janitor of he or she was pro-life.

 

I don’t understand why opposing opinions need to be shut down when ignoring them is a better option.  If you do not like what I am saying; ignore me but do not take my right to say it away.  It seems Liberals love to position themselves as champions for free speech when it involves the speech they like but seldom do they support the right for an opposing view.

 

The good news is the market always corrects itself.  ESPN went from a sports network to a bastion of Liberal causes like selecting a transgender a hero over a girl basketball player battling cancer. Guess what, people got fed up with the network and I’m sure that had something to do with the 100 workers the network recently laid off.

 

The same will happen to the University of California, Berkeley.  In a few years, I’d bet we’ll be reading stories about the schools struggles.

 

Obama $400K from Wall St for a speech

 

What’s the end goal?

 

Bluff

 

 

As a dealmaker schooled in the rough world of New York real estate, the president often makes unrealistic demands, pulls back, issues threats, changes tactics—all in service of hammering out an agreement.

This is not how Washington, with its culture of cautious calibration, is accustomed to operating. Politicians issue statements that are carefully vetted and everything proceeds incrementally.

 

If good fences make good neighbors, why can’t good walls make good immigration sense?

 

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi stated on one of the irrelevant Sunday News shows that building a wall is immoral.   Really?  What about forcing millions of Americans to buy a product they neither want or need??  What about

 

The irony – the media tries so hard to discredit Trump but only discredits itself in the process.

 

Judges go out of their way to overrule Trump but end up looking stupid so people want hem overruled

 

 

 

Sticks and stones do not matter when you are successful

 

The laughable thing about watching the media look for any opportunity to portray President Trump negatively is how badly they look in the process.  President Trump is an easy target because he is so thin skinned you can almost see his bones.

 

However, all he needs to do is let his success do the talking.  Let the media have its fun.  Once those in the media realize they are the ones taking on water they’ll do an about face.

 

Nyt tweet onpatriots

 

 

 

 

Marketing blog

United  This guy disabled comments https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/united-airlines-incident-from-perspective-airline-transport-fenton?trk=v-feed&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3BFInewRXlHmYGJa9IOg5HbQ%3D%3D\\

 

Hotel – rent room but get removed

Stadium – purchase seats but get moved because “someone more important wants the seats”

Cruise – bumped out of a cabin

Customer experience sucks

Common sense severely lacking

Common decency

 

 

Apple issue

 

Do Marketing blog on Customer experience

 

 

 

 

 

By the end of Trump’s first term in office more Democrats than Republicans will favor him.

 

Trump moves to the middle

 

Why should this surprise anyone who has followed Trump from his Democratic days?

 

Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and close senior advisor is a Democrat.

 

The thing is Trump will do whatever it takes to get the job done.  That is the difference between private sector business mentality and public sector government mentality.

 

Politicians engage in a blood sport to win at the expense of the American public.  Trump engages in a blood sport to win for his own expense.  I do not care if his end game is to save face providing America improve along the way.

 

An America with castrated politicians is a better America.

 

The invisible hand – vote in your best interest and eventually the interest of others is served.

 

 

 

 

 

“Ocare is dead. Good things will happen, however, either with Republicans or Dems” the president tweeted.

It wasn’t that long ago that Trump lit into the Freedom Caucus for the health care bill collapse. The president asserted that if those members don’t come around, they’ll “hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, and fast.” Otherwise, Trump intimated he’d “fight” the Freedom Caucus.

“If @RepMarkMeadows, @Jim_Jordan and @Raul_Labrador would get on board we would have both great healthcare and massive tax cuts & reform,” the president said in one tweet.

 

 

 

Candidate Donald Trump was going to fire Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, bench the Export-Import Bank, diminish NATO, stay out of the Middle East – and, of course, take on China, which he called “the No. 1 abuser of this country.”

President Trump has read from a different script.

The hard-line, populist tenor that dominated Trump’s insurgent candidacy has given way to a more centrist governing philosophy and, as Trump nears the end of his first 100 days looking to rack up accomplishments, he’s edging away from some of the nationalist stances that endeared him to his base.

Trump, in a series of tweets, on Wednesday disputed the notion he’s veered from the course he set on the campaign trail.

“One by one we are keeping our promises – on the border, on energy, on jobs, on regulations. Big changes are happening!” Trump wrote. “Jobs are returning, illegal immigration is plummeting, law, order and justice are being restored. We are truly making America great again!”

Trump’s administration indeed continues to focus foremost on the economy and immigration enforcement. But he’s also moved to build, not burn, bridges on the global stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Majority Rule

 

Saying politicians are hypocrites is like saying a bear poops in the woods.  That elicits a big “duh” and, for the most part, constitutes the same matter that comes out of their mouths.

 

 

 

 

 

One final point and it goes to the hypocrisy of politicians (although that is no surprise to any of us).  The Democrats claim President Trump is an illegitimate president because he did not win the popular vote – the Majority of voters.  In this instance, they claim majority should rule.  Well, the majority of the Senate (52 republicans) wants Judge Gorsuch.  Shouldn’t majority rule now?

 

In my view, no.  We have an Electoral College for a reason just like we have a filibuster for a reason.  In normal times those rules and precedents should win the day.  Unfortunately, in today’s vitriol environment it seems McConnell will have no choice but to go nuclear.

 

Right now, the republicans are the strong and the Democrats are the weak.  If the Democrats cared about the Constitution they would let this one go and figure out a way to work with President Trump.  Of course, they will not do it for the good of the county but they may do it for the preservation of their party for the next four years.

 

 

 

Compromise

 

 

 

The Senate began closing debates Tuesday on Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, in a standoff that could end with Republicans changing voting procedures to confirm Gorsuch over Democrats’ objections.

Democrats technically have enough votes in the GOP-controlled chamber to block the appellate judge’s confirmation through a filibuster.

The situation has Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ready to make a unilateral, procedural change so that Gorsuch can be pushed to confirmation with a simple majority of 51 votes, not the 60 votes currently needed in the 100-member chamber. This is known as the “nuclear option.”

McConnell has vowed to have the 49-year-old Gorsuch confirmed by Friday but says he continues to hope Democrats drop their filibuster attempt.

 

 

ObamaCare repeal

 

Price responded by saying the administration “believes every single American needs to have access to the kind of coverage they want … not what the government wants them to buy.”

 

The law forces everyone to get insurance even if they do not want

The people who media claim will lose coverage may actually be choosing to drop coverage

Seatbelt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whatever happened to confirming sources and vetting info?

 

Pamela Brown, part of the network’s investigative team, said that according to unnamed officials, “the FBI has information that indicates associates of Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.”

That would be explosive if true. But possibly coordinate? If it’s only possible, doesn’t that fall short of a solid story?

A couple of sentences later, Brown offered this caveat: “Though officials we’ve spoken to caution that this information is not conclusive and the investigation is ongoing.” These other officials say it is “premature” to assume the campaign colluded with Moscow based on “largely circumstantial” evidence.

 

  1. HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife – That Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to “Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska” (81 Fed. Reg. 52247 (August 5, 2016)), and such rule shall have no force or effect.

Passed the House of Representatives February 16, 2017.

 
5.

 

  1. HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood – This bill prohibits, for a one-year period, the availability of federal funds for any purpose to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or any of its affiliates or clinics, unless they certify that the affiliates and clinics will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion during such period. This restriction does not apply in cases of rape or incest or where a physical condition endangers a woman’s life unless an abortion is performed.

 

  1. HR 785 National Right to Work (will end unions) – To preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.

 

 

  1. HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill – This bill prohibits a state or local government from receiving federal financial assistance for a minimum of one year if it restricts or prohibits a government entity or official from: (1) sending to or receiving from the responsible federal immigration agency information regarding an individual’s citizenship or immigration status, or (2) maintaining or exchanging information about an individual’s status.

 

  1. HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”) This bill imposes criminal penalties on anyone who knowingly or knowingly attempts to: (1) perform an abortion knowing that the abortion is sought based on the sex, gender, color or race of the child, or the race of a parent; (2) use force or the threat of force to intentionally injure or intimidate any person for the purpose of coercing a sex-selection or race-selection abortion; (3) solicit or accept funds for the performance of such an abortion; or (4) transport a woman into the United States or across a state line for the purpose of obtaining such an abortion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offensive linemen do not lead a glamorous life.  They grunt a lot and dance between pushing people around and getting pushed around while the quarterback grabs the headlines.

 

Political issues are similar.   The president grabs the headlines while Congress supposedly does the blocking.  For those interested in the actual workings of this nation, forget the headlines and the silly mainstream media.  You’ll never get the real story from propaganda artists – on both sides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gorsuch record https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/nominations/supreme/pn55-115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.uschronicle.com/all8-man-writes-moving-open-letter-to-his-grandchildren-about-growing-up/

 

Center-Right nation http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/02/13/dirty-secret-smart-democrats-know-but-wont-admit-about-trump.html

Main point 1/3 of congressional democrats come from Ca. NY and Ma.

I was traveling for business with 17 people and three wanted to go to an Italian restaurant for dinner while the other 14 wanted Sushi…

 

So Democrats can pass a healthcare bill that restructures the American economy and changes an industry without reading the bill but suddenly now want to partake in due diligence.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/01/13/bobby-jindal-trump-s-pick-for-education-secretary-wants-everyone-to-get-great-education-dems-hate-her-for-it.html

 

 

We live in a world where right is wrong and wrong is right. How else do you explain:

 

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/06/devos-foes-in-furious-push-to-defeat-nomination-still-one-vote-short.html

 

Whenever unions get this much in a tizzy it only means good things for the general public.

 

Right to work – http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/06/right-to-work-movement-claims-victory-in-missouri-eyes-nh-next.html

 

 

Who cares

 

Vanity Fair not having after party for Washington Correspondents’ dinner

Who are they hurting?  Relay John story

 

Pitched a fit – you’re still out

 

 

 

The folly of spin

 

Ashley – important business matter

Click bate

People who hate love Tom Brady

 

Fun blog idea

  • I think I’m a racist because I separate the whites and colors while doing laundry
  • I think I’m a racist because I lock the doors to my house and use a house alarm to prevent illegal entry

 

Alternate facts, alternate media, alternate reality.  I prefer the alternative

 

Refugee exec order fact/fiction – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444370/donald-trump-refugee-executive-order-no-muslim-ban-separating-fact-hysteria

 

 

In 2002, the United States admitted only 27,131 refugees. It admitted fewer than 50,000 in 2003, 2006, and 2007. As for President Obama, he was slightly more generous than President Bush, but his refugee cap from 2013 to 2015 was a mere 70,000, and in 2011 and 2012 he admitted barely more than 50,000 refugees himself. The bottom line is that Trump is improving security screening and intends to admit refugees at close to the average rate of the 15 years before Obama’s dramatic expansion in 2016. Obama’s expansion was a departure from recent norms, not Trump’s contraction.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444370/donald-trump-refugee-executive-order-no-muslim-ban-separating-fact-hysteria

First, the order temporarily halts refugee admissions for 120 days to improve the vetting process, then caps refugee admissions at 50,000 per year.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444370/donald-trump-refugee-executive-order-no-muslim-ban-separating-fact-hysteria

 

Moral outrage is relative

  • Liberals deride business owners who choose not serve homosexuals on conscience yet celebrate actinr attorney general Sally Yates for defying Trump’s orders on conscience. Both are wrong – the law is the law.  Accept it or accept the legal consequences
  • After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis refused to issue licenses to gay couples, garnering nationwide publicity by saying this would violate her religious views. She also blocked her office from doing so. Some conservatives hailed her stance, but Davis was briefly jailed for contempt of court

What most people inside the beltway do not get is the rest of America does not think the government is working right so we are glad to see them go

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/31/trump-faces-bureaucratic-battle-in-implementing-agenda.html

 

A source within the DOJ told Fox News that the career civil servants are “the backbone of government.” “They are the ones who keep the train on the track, regardless of who the conductor is,” the source said.

 

The train has been de-railed for decades

 

 

Have you read anything on social media lately that is not laden with hyperbole?  The click bait is getting as tiring as telemarketing calls.

 

I didn’t think it was possible for me to ever miss those nice e-mails from Nigerian Princes offering me an opportunity to make a lot of money.  But I do.  I have a wide range of connections on social media with an even wider spectrum of political views.

 

My Conservative connections treat me to articles about how great President Trump is doing while my Liberal connections tell me how bad he is doing and the danger he possesses.

 

It’s all bull and I routinely skip their feeds or hide their feeds.  I’ll never unfriend anyone for having different views than me but I also won’t subject myself to their rubbish.  It’s the people in between or ill-informed that I worry about.

 

More damage is done through ignorance than malice.  We all know the President’s supporters and detractors in our circle of friends.  We tune them out because we know their bias.  I will never convince a rabid President Trump detractor that he can be a good president just like I cannot convince one of his ardent supporters that he may not be the second Coming.

 

I don’t even try.  I do, however, like top keep to the facts. I prefer to focus on policy not person.

 

A recent exchange I had on Facebook with a Millennial scares me because it shows the obvious media bias and the danger it creates.  An acquaintance posted a question regarding whether he should join a protest.  He feared arrest for protesting and the affect to it will have on his teaching career.

 

I responded privately telling him to protest.  I told him only those who riot, destroy property, or loot should be arrested because those activities are illegal.  It is not illegal to peacefully protest. His response was even more disquieting as did not seem to understand the difference.

 

Here’s where the media is to blame.  In an attempt to grab readership or ratings it sensationalizes the news.  I get why and I understand the logic for doing it.  I just don’t agree and think the mood of the country is moving away from sensationalism and back to objectivity.

 

I’m not sure if that is an observation or a hope.

 

The media portrays the arrests at the Women’s march for protesting.  In fact, the arrests were for setting a car on fire, garbage cans on fire, and breaking storefront windows.  Under President Obama, that type of lawlessness was tolerated.  That seems to be changing under President Trump.  To me, that is good news for us law abiding citizens and bad news for criminals.

 

So why is the media portraying it as a bad thing?  The blind devotion to delegitimizing President Trump is only increasing his appeal.

 

 

McDonalds gets you when you are young. So do Liberals.

 

At times I think Public Education is really Public Indoctrination.

 

A few years back an acquaintance mocked me for not having available money for a vacation because I pay to send my children to a Catholic school.  In my mind I pay two education taxes.  One is called tuition and the other is disguised as funding for education.

 

There are 636 school districts in NJ.  There are 21 counties.  Each school district has a Superintendent and a staggering number of assistant superintendents.

 

Each county has a Superintendent of schools. If educators really cared about the students as they cry about during budget approval time why not merge into 21 school districts as former governor Christine Todd Whitman advocated?

 

Teacher in Tx faux assassination, Madonna wants to blow up the white house,

 

Has a Conservative ever created a video depicting an assassination of a Democratic president?

Answer: No.  Can the same be said about Liberals. Answer: No (Death of a President).

 

It seems the party of inclusion only wants to include members that think like them.  Isn’t that isolationism?

 

 

Oppose at all costs strategy can backfire  If I’m Trump I’d tell the nation I want to do this but they weill not let ,e.  Give me a senate that will help get these ideas through.  http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/democrats-trump-strategy-234206  Three things happen. 1. They will tow the line.  They get replaced. 3. They pick up seats and Trump will have to swivel like Clinton did in 1994.

 

 

It’s about results.  Ask anyone in the private sector what they are measured on and the answer will be, results.

 

So why is government different?

 

List of ineffective or stupid gov’t programs

 

Why we need Charter schools – http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/01/26/die-high-school-teacher-stages-mock-assassination-trump.html

 

my favorite Liberal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq86Beh3T70

 

David Rubin understands classical Liberalism which I understand well and believe.  However, it’s been bastardized

 

 

 

Voter fraud – http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/25/trump-promises-major-investigation-into-alleged-voter-fraud.html

 

President Obama spent eight years blaming his predecessor for everything wrong with the economy.  He never once took ownership of the economy even after his first term when all things economic were on his doorstep.

 

Democrats and Liberals have done nothing but blame President Trump for everything but the Jimmy Hoffa disappearance.  Although if we give them time I’m sure they will.

 

 

 

Money ruins everything (except politics which was ruined from the start)

Youth sports

ADD – school state aid

Drugs – half-way house – no incentive to actually cure

Psychologist

Apple iPhones – designed to fail after two years

 

 

 

Napolitano added that he’s never before seen a president say “you will exercise your judgment against the government and in favor of the individual. That is truly revolutionary and is exactly what [Trump] promised he would do.”

 

 

and Protesters gleefully blocked checkpoints and prevented people from attending the inauguration.  The media positioned protesters as freedom fighters and defenders of the norm.  How would the media position protesters that blocked people from attending the women march in Washington, DC.?

This behavior and the coverage of the behavior is why President Trump won the election.  People are tired up with the crybabies.  I think it’s great so many people marched and are involved.  I also know it will change nothing.

The media will go out its way to portray every protest as if its meaning is more than the compilation of people throwing a tantrum.  It is their right to protest just as it is the opposition’s right to ignore it.  Simply ignore the Tweets, Facebook posts or any other social media medium that is used to propagandize a narrative the media wants you to believe.

The protesters are going out of their way to stage boycotts of businesses that support President Trump.  There was almost an equal number of people who voted for President Trump so they should boycott the media outlets that spend too much time on the narrative and not enough time on actual news.

It’s their right to protest.

Media trying to minimize the enthusiasm for President trump.  No one had crowd figures yet the media is reporting low end estimates based on framed photos.  So a guy who sold enjoyed over capacity attendance at his rallies suddenly cannot attract a large crowd for his inauguration?  It does not pass the common sense test.

 

It starts at a young age.  Parents eager to spare their children’s feelings make excuses for their behavior.  They tell them it’s not their fault and typically blame someone or something else.  There is no intention to deprive their children of a learning opportunity but that is exactly what happens.

Children not held accountable for their actions at a young age grow up to be Liberals.  OK, I’m joking about the Liberals part.  However, in today’s “not-my-fault” society it is hard to find anyone that accepts responsibility for his or her actions.

People get a sense of entitlement when they live a life of no accountability.  They believe society owes them rather than having to earn what they desire.  That is a recipe for the downfall of a nation.

When you blame others for your situation, you believe life owes you something.  It doesn’t work that way.

If you want a list of everything you are entitled too in life look at a blank page.  The only place you will find “fair” in the world is the dictionary.

We’ve all heard the platitudes. “It take two to Tango”, “When you point a finger, three are pointing back at you.” They are accurate but mean nothing if the person saying it is simply saying it to say it.

There is nothing wrong with admitting you failed at something.  It does not mean you are a failure it simply means you did not execute something to a successful conclusion.  The political ruling class is notorious for never taking responsibility for their actions.

Has anyone ever heard President Obama admit he made a mistake?  Has anyone ever heard President-elect Donald Trump admit a mistake.  They both blame the other party, the media, fake news, the previous administration, or anyone not bearing their named.

They are not alone. Every politician blames someone or something other than the person in the mirror.  In some cases, they have a point but in all cases, they are an equal participant in the fray.

The blame game works.  We learned it as children and perfected it as teenagers.  We continue to use it as adults. The irony is most people see through the charade.

 

The pill is more bitter when it comes from those who dispensed it in the first place

The joy of watching self-important people learn no one cares about their actions is a driving force behind Donald Trump’s allure.  People love watching arrogant, condescending individuals eat crow.

The pundits and media smugly said Trump would not win the nomination once the hordes of wannabes dwindled down to a manageable number.  They were wrong.  And the deplorable base began to grow.

The self-important politicians began an “Anyone but Trump” movement.    It didn’t work partly because the real movement was “Not Trump but Me.”  If it were a true call to arms, the political ruling class would have worked together to support; the one candidate they believed could beat him.  It seems the only movement they are capable of doing requires a bowel.

Then the pundits and media smugly said Trump could not beat Hillary Clinton.  The conventional wisdom was the American voter will see right through Trump’s charade. They were wrong.  The American voter saw right through the pundits and media.

When it seemed Trump had a slight chance of winning the media, celebrities, political ruling class, and George Soros tried to stack the cards against him.  That also backfired as the deplorables started believing Trump’s rhetoric about a rigged system.

It seems the only thing voters want to see rigged is the WWE. Meryl Streep forgot about that entertainment vehicle during her self-important rant.

People can forgive almost anything but they seldom forgive arrogance.  The media, Hollywood celebrities, political elites, and especially President Obama are the epitome of arrogance.

Do the 42 Democrats boycotting the inauguration actually think anyone but himself or herself will remember or even care within a week?  No.  People will be talking about “Bikers for Trump.” far longer than grandstanding politicians.  However, history will remember their hubris– just ask Rep. John Lewis.

I know a lot of what Trump says and does is a pile of fecal matter.  How is that any different from what we endured the past eight years? It thankfully ends on January 20.

Trump should enjoy the honeymoon with his supporters.  It will not last his term.  Typically, disillusionment begins within a year.  The diehards will never leave.  They are about 20 percent of his base. The radical Left will never give him credit.  They also comprise about 20 percent.

This is Marketing 101.  The extremes are 40 percent.  The trick is managing the middle 60 percent.  If he keeps most of his promises and avoids being derailed by ancillary issues, he’ll be re-elected.

The Liberals will make it their mission to de-rail him and turnabout is fair play.  The Republicans did it to President Obama.  The difference will be whether Trump manages it better than President Obama.  That should be an easy task based on President’s Obama ineffectiveness.

Trump’s popularity is mostly because a majority of people in the middle of the country cannot stand the elites – Hollywood, political, and media.  Eventually they will get hired of him when his bullying becomes the new elite.

However, it is so much fun watching elites get a dose of their own medicine.

 

 

A lifetime of “earning” participation trophies makes it hard for Liberals to accept losing.

 

The bomb you don’t hear that gets you

The organization #DisruptJ20 already announced at a press conference Thursday its various plans to wreak havoc at Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration and in the days leading up to it.

A conservative group also shared with FoxNews.com what it said was audio from a Jan. 8 #DisruptJ20 meeting at a Washington church, giving even greater insight into the group’s planned D.C. “shutdown.”

 

Things I do not understand

  • Ads featuring models in evening gowns that do not smile
  • The hand on the hip, slight body turn, bent knee pose for pictures

 

 

Click bait adds to the credibility epidemic

 

 

Marketing has crept into editorial

 

 

 

Now you know how I feel syndrome

  • I started with the OJ verdict. Blacks celebrated because now white people saw how they felt when justice appeared to be miscarried
  • Obama won and his focus on the black criminal instead of the white cop was another in your face moment
  • Coastal Liberals shoved their social agenda down the throats of those in heartland and now pay back is a bitch
  • The media got away with controlling the message – not anymore thanks to Trump’s Twitter handle

 

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi compiling thank you letters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi compiling thank you letters

 

 

 

The irony is race relations will get better under Trump

 

 

There is a lack of credibility epidemic gripping society and it’s not limited to politicians.  Let’s face it, we all know a politician is lying the minute his or her lips start moving.  But there is a general lack of believability in the world and we have no one to blame but ourselves.

 

The chase for bigger and better supersedes the mundane of just doing what you are supposed to do.  There is a segment of society that will be offended by that last sentence.  How dare I presume there is an actual ideal of doing the right thing.

 

 

Our natural reflex is to not believe anything a politician says.  Pop quiz: How many of you believe President-elect Donald Trump is going to build a wall on the Mexican boder?

 

There is a credibility epidemic gripping society and it’s not limited to politicians.  A politician with limited credibility is not a surprise because we all know a politician is lying the minute his or her lips start moving.

Most of us do not believe advertisements, think salespeople are lying about their product or service, and believe most corporations cook the books.  Why?  When did we become so cynical?

I think we did it to ourselves.  Spoiler alert: There is no Santa Claus.  Yet we tell our children this fantastic story of a fat man who spans the globe in a night delivering toys.  Heck, it took Phileas Fogg 80 days.  Are we conditioning our children not to believe what they hear?

How many lives are as wonderful as they appear on Facebook? Instagram?  Most teenager, pre-teens, embryos etc. measure their self-worth on how many Likes they get for their pictures or posts.  But they also ask their friends to like their pictures and posts.  This false narrative subconsciously confirms to us that we cannot believe what we see and hear.

Bloggers measure themselves on the number of followers, comments and likes.  Most post their posts on Facebook, Twitter. LinkedIn, and any other social media service just to up the totals  There are businesses that corporations use to automatically send social media posts for every employee without the employee ever having to log in to their accounts.

How is any of this real?  Would you rather have 1,000 manufactured likes or 200 likes where the people actually liked your post?  Most people prefer quantity over quality – I’m the opposite.

According to upper management at my employment, I’ll never advance my career with this attitude.  It’s a numbers game built for the short-term but eventually the bill come dues.  We can ignore reality all we want but there is no escaping it.  No one gets out of life alive so why fake it?

The chase for bigger and better supersedes the mundane of just doing what you are supposed to do.  There is a segment of society that will be offended by that last sentence.  How dare I presume there is an actual ideal of doing the right thing.  Who do I think I am?

We see this on TV each season.  The drama need to up the suspense that leads to ridiculous storylines to keep an audience.  When the show inevitably jumps the shark and then gets cancelled no one can understand why.  Perhaps delivering quality may have spared its life.

We see this in sports.  Football players need to gyrate after doing the basic job description of their position.  Odell Beckham-Jr. needs to propose to a kicking net a week after the lovers’ quarrel..

 

 

 

 

Double standard on race http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/01/05/chicago-torture-video-highlights-media-double-standard-on-hate.html

 

 

Obama says race relations improved on his watch – NOT.  http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/01/05/obama-part-race-relations-gotten-better-presidency/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things people should learn by now

 

No one person is bigger than the job – ask Chip Kelly, Obama – Trump needs to lean this

 

 

 

The irony of perceived realism

 

 

In a speech before the United Nations John Kerry said “sometimes friends have to tell their friends the hard truth.”

That is true but The Obama Administration has not been friends with Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu so does that mean America loses its privileges to be honest with Israel?

Perhaps he should take his own advice and tell his friend, President Obama, that perhaps he is not the smartest man in the room. Maybe the American voter knows more than President Obama ever gave them credit for knowing.

“Friends need to tell each other the hard truths”

 

Maybe Vladimir Putin is better.  Maybe Bibi Netanyahu  is better.  I have a friend who coaches baseball with me.  He’s a great coach but loses composure every time someone dare mention another player is better than his son.  The guy goes in full-blown tantrum mode and lashes out at the player who is supposedly better.

 

Maybe that’s why Obama snubs Netan and blames Putin for the Republican White House victory.  I wonder if Putin had anything to do with the 1,042 legislative seats democrats lost under the Obama regime.  How’s that for a legacy.

 

That publicly confronting Russia for cyber misbehavior after years of looking the other way is called for, even if it complicates diplomacy in a number of theaters. Because Obama knows best.

 

 

 

 

 

During the presidential campaign, the Republican conventional wisdom for trying to stop Donald Trump was the perceived risk he posed down ticket.  Yet, he carried many of the backstabbers to victory.

 

In President Obama’s eight-year reign of incompetence, Democrats lost 1,042 state and federal seats. It seems his coattails are non-existence.

 

President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”.  Apparently, he “earned” the award for his efforts at nuclear non-proliferation and creating a “new climate” in international relations.  That was code for his ability to reach out to the Muslim world.

 

I wonder how our Norwegian friends feel about the award now?  The Muslim world is wreaking havoc and terror worldwide.  In short, President Obama did nothing to earn the award. The Nobel Committee granted the award to the smoke and mirrors that defines his existence.

 

Meanwhile, President-elect Trump will probably never win the award.  The irony, of course, is Trump actually accomplished something in his life prior to being elected.  This is what happens when you allow academics at the adult table.

 

The media loves to portray Trump as a megalomaniac narcissistic person yet wasn’t it President Obama that opined he would have won a third term if he ran?  Why is Obama being popular with half the country considered a mandate when the same is not true for Trump?

 

Also, why can the media tout Obama carried 96 percent of the black vote without referring to the voters as racists but claim the 56 percent of white people that voted for Trump are?

 

 

 

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What a novel idea.  I left my cell phone unattended for an hour

 

 

I want my children to fail.  I want them to hear the word no and own it.  I hope they face adversity and I want them to have to wait for a planned result.

 

Things I do not get about social media

 

 

 

 

Marketing 20% 20% 60%

60 million

60 million

Stay true to self but appeal to the 60% by explaining why your position is better for the country

No pandering

 

 

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

 

It seems the salt of the earth type of person is being replaced by the pepper of the moon.

 

The party of inclusion loses an election because it excluded the majority. It then spends the better part of a month trying to get votes excluded so it can be included in the White House.

 

It’s just another day in Liberalville.

 

Liberals spend most of their waking life excluding claiming white males are exclusionary but it seems to me because they claim white males are too inclusive.  I do not recall a white male creating the Black Caucus in Congress. I do not recall a white male creating BET-TV

 

 

 

 

Movie lines to sum up Liberals

  • You can’t handle the truth
  • I’ll be back
  • Go ahead, make my day

 

 

 

To all of my male friends who are tired of taking a BACK SEAT to gays, lesbians, homosexuals, trans-genders, cross-dressers, women soldiers, female boy scouts, women libbers, tree huggers, and eco-commie-enviro-freaks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Media aides and abets Trump

Trump’s horrific statements aren’t going to stop. He’s going to keep tweeting about every sleight and alleged offense, from Hamilton controversies to unflattering Saturday Night Live sketches to the untold thousands of protests and articles and taunts forthcoming. And he will use these incidents to cement his reputation as a political outsider with his voters. He will weaponize these reactions, holding them up as proof of just how much know-it-all elites loathe his ‘deplorable’ white base.”

 

Tolerating the tolerable is not tolerant

 

The vitriol coming from certain Liberals about the presidential election is amazing considering they claim to be the tolerant party.  It seems Liberals tolerate what they consider tolerable.  You see, they believe themselves to be above the peasants.

 

That sentiment does not permeate through all Liberals and it’s unfair to paint them all as condescending people.  However, painting with a broad brush is what certain Liberals are doing to Donald Trump supporters.  I had a conversation with a Liberal friend at Thanksgiving.  She expressed frustration at Trump supporters being racists, xenophobes, homophobes that hate women.

 

I asked her if all Hillary Clinton supporters are idiots. She immediately became offended and for good reason.  My question was offensive and that was my point.

 

I am sure a small percentage of the 64 million people that voted for Clinton are idiots.  I am also sure a small percentage of the 62 million people that voted for Trump are racists, xenophobes, homophobes that hate women.

 

A small percentage does not define a voting block but you would not know that based on how Liberals demonize Trump supporters.  Actually, Liberals demonize anyone who does not agree with them.  How is that tolerant?

 

Look no further than religion.  Liberals demand we tolerate Islam but portray Catholics as Bible-thumping Neanderthals.  Shouldn’t Liberals tolerate of all religious views?  I am not suggesting they accept all religious views but why demonize religions.  Simply agree to disagree and acknowledge the validity of differing views.  We must accept illegal immigrants but if you want to secure the border to support legal immigration, you are a racist bastard.

 

If you support Constitutionalist as a Supreme Court justice, you are a backward goober.  But, if you want a de-constructionist you are a progressive thinker.

 

It seems to me, a Liberal defines being tolerant as any viewpoint that agrees with them.  All other opinions are wrong.

 

 

The content of their social posts are more important than the content of their character

 

I pay attention to protests when they are organic and true, not staged.

 

 

 

The media likes to portray Trump supporters as angry white males but that is insulting to the millions of legal immigrants tired of their illegal brethren giving them a bad name.  That short changes African Americans fed up with Liberal condescension that enslaves them to generations of dependence.  Most people do not like others telling them they need handouts to survive.  They prefer to earn their way.  It was Trump’s message to these groups that worked not appealing to their deplorable nature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/flashback-clinton-cheered-11th-hour-indictment-that-doomed-bush-reelection/article/2606000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media coziness with clinton

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/11/7-biggest-revelations-from-wikileaks-release-podesta-emails.html

 

Stupidity of society – http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/12/oregon-bakery-shop-accused-racism-over-oreo-cupcake-named-mr-president.html

 

e-mail controversy – http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/12/fbi-doj-roiled-by-comey-lynch-decision-to-let-clinton-slide-by-on-emails-says-insider.html

 

Patrick Kennedy – http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/10/21/ex-state-dept-insider-patrick-kennedys-long-history-with-scandal.html

 

Four Star General – Jail

 

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/10/28/gregg-jarrett-fbi-reopens-email-investigation-is-clinton-presidency-doomed.html

 

  • She broke the law known as the Espionage Act by transmitting classified documents with an unsecured server.
  • She deliberately circumvented public disclosure laws by hiding emails on a private server which is illegal
  • She lied to congress about her private e-mail server. In fact, the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz sent an official request to the FBI to open and investigation into whether Clinton is guilty of perjury when she insisted she did not send or receive anything marked classified via her private emails. Under Title 18, Section 162 of the federal code, a perjury conviction carries up to 5 years in prison.
  • Was the FBI’s decision to not prosecute Clinton for the e-mail scandal in any way related to the $675,000 donation from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to Jill McCabe’s political campaign? Jill McCabe is the wife of Jim McCabe – the FBI lead investigator into Clinton and McAuliffe is a Clintonite
  • When she was Secretary of States she is accused of participating in “pay-to-play” schemes foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation
  • Bill and her set up a shill charity foundation to enrich themselves personally by millions of dollars
  • Patrick Kennedy, under-secretary of State under Clinton who tried implement a quid pro quo with the FBI to get them to declassify a document
  • Destruction of evidence when she destroyed thousands of e-mils after getting a subpoena
  • She is accused of granting special access to her wealthy donors when she was SOS. It’s against the law for a public official to use his or her position to confer benefits in exchange for money.
  • The Clinton Foundation may not have operated as a charity under laws governing non-profit groups. Reports indicate the Clinton Crime Family pocketed a lot of money which is criminal fraud.
  • Most of that income came from donors who had business with Hillary Clinton when she was Sec of state. If those donors benefited from their “donations” well that’s considered Bribery under federal law 18 U.S.C., section 201.
  • Bill meets with Loretta Lynch and voila, a week later no charges against Hillary

 

 

 

Readers Digest Version

 

For a minute there I thought you were talking about the two candidates in reverse.  As you know I dislike both our options but it’s getting to a point where not even the biggest partisans can ignore her criminality.  Let’s re-cap shall we:  She deliberately circumvented public disclosure laws by hiding emails on a private server which is illegal. She broke the law known as the Espionage Act by transmitting classified documents with an unsecured server.  She lied to congress about her private e-mail server. In fact, the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz sent an official request to the FBI to open and investigation into whether Clinton is guilty of perjury. Under Title 18, Section 162 of the federal code, a perjury conviction carries up to five years in prison.  Having a sitting president in jail may be a problem.

 

In other news, she destroyed thousands of e-mails – also known as evidence – after getting a subpoena.  Destruction of evidence is a crime.  What if those supposed 33,000 e-mails are on Huma’s laptop.  Watergate anyone?  And you find nothing suspicious about Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe “donating” $675,000 to Jill McCabe’s state senate campaign when her husband, Andrew, was leading the investigation into Clinton’s e-mail scandal.  That same investigator who recommended no files be charged.  Or the meeting Bill Clinton had with Attorney General Loretta Lynch about the same topic?  Even if there was no quid quo pro (doubtful) it sure looks bad. And speaking on quid quo pro what about Patrick Kennedy, under-secretary of State under Clinton, trying to “sway” the FBI to get them to declassify documents.  When she was Secretary of States she is accused of participating in “pay-to-play” schemes with foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation. A large portion of those donations went to Clinton as income. Most of that income came from donors who had business with Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State.  If those donors benefited from their “donations” well that’s considered Bribery under federal law 18 U.S.C., section 201. Finally, but certainly not all, Bill and Hillary set up a shill charity foundation to enrich themselves personally by millions of dollars.  In fact, the Clinton Foundation may not have operated as a charity under laws governing non-profit groups.  If that is true and the Clinton Crime Family pocketed money from that endeavor – that’s criminal fraud.

 

Quite frankly, being Italian….I’m impressed.

 

http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/mcauliffe-fbi-hillary-payoff-scandal-explodes/

http://www.wsj.com/articles/clinton-ally-aids-campaign-of-fbi-officials-wife-1477266114

 

 

Bill meets with Loretta Lynch and voila, a week later no charges against Hillary

 

 

 

 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-im-better-writing-than-you-andrew-storrier?trk=hp-feed-article-title-comment

Most large corporations overrun with political correctness .  I remember working for a well-know organization and my first day on the job the new hires received that familiar HR address about respecting differences.

 

The nice HR people said we faced termination if we had elevator eyes when a woman walked towards us.  I’m Italian, I look anyone walking towards me up and down.  And why weren’t the women warned about checking out the men up and down.

 

Can a corporation fire a gay man for having elevator eyes as a man walks towards him?  Can a corporation fire a Lesbian for checking out another Lesbian?

 

The politics at a corporation is similar to that of the government.

 

 

 

Who’s who in Trump’s admin http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/21/trump-s-team-who-s-who-in-president-elect-s-cabinet-white-house.html

 

 

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