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Posted:Dec 7, 2018 7:08 am
Last Updated:Dec 10, 2018 12:45 pm

The problem with you people who don't vote Democrat, other than being stupid, of course, is you just won't listen to the wiser Democrats, because you are listening to your pastor, priest, etc.

Your religion is what is standing in the way of us winning elections, according to Tom Perez, head of the DNC.

"I've learned this from the outreach we've done at the DNC. Why aren't we penetrating, I asked. And I had someone in northwestern Wisconsin tell me, ‘you know what, for most of the people I know, they're principle sources of information are Fox News, their NRA newsletter, and the pulpit on Sunday.'

We have been hearing about evil FOX News for quite a while now, and the NRA, but attacking people's core religious beliefs is something a bit new. Criticizing a media outlet, and an organization with a specific agenda, are probably fair game for political discourse in a free society . But what does it say about the DNC when it goes after people's core life values, in the form of how they worship?
It says something very dangerous about how they want to change the United States. This is the Secular Progressives writ large. This is Madlyn Murray, the War on Christmas, and " inclusiveness " rolled into one.

We could win elections, if it wasn't for that pesky God, he is saying. Please notice he is not saying Allah, Yahweh, Buddha, Pagan gods, etc. The concept of a Supreme Being isn't the problem politically, it is that annoying Christian God. You know, the one that most of the Founding Fathers embraced, and petitioned assistance from in writing our founding documents.

Obama said it out loud first- " We are going to FUNDAMENTALLY " change America "

It wasn't an outlying statement, a misspeak, or just a political message, It was loud and clear, and has not changed in the intervening .
Wiping Christianity from the public square is the long game. Silencing the pulpit is on the agenda. Odd that they get all testy when someone wants to monitor radical mosques, isn't it ? And no, I am not suggesting some giant Muslim conspiracy, just pointing out that the Christianity which has been the basis of the Republic since its founding, is slowly being erased. Like the frog in the hot water, bit by bit.

I think it very disturbing that one political party says the way for it to get power is destroy the spirituality of over half of its people. Keep them from listening to that pulpit, and we win what we want- To Rule.
Lindsey Graham was right when he said at the Kavanaugh hearings:
“Boy, you guys want power. God, I hope you never get it. "
Posted:Dec 3, 2018 7:09 am
Last Updated:Dec 7, 2018 7:21 am

There was a case recently before the Supreme Court , decided 8-0 about frogs. A Southern Dusky frog, which is pretty much extinct these days. Bear with me while I speak of frogs, I have a larger point.

The frog’s lawyers in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) tried designating 1,544 privately owned Louisiana acres as a “critical habitat” for the three-inch amphibian, which currently lives only in Mississippi and could not live in the Louisiana acres, given the frog's requirements. Froggie and Friends require a very specific kind of forest, “open canopy” forest with suitable ground vegetation and food supplied if the area experiences frequent fires, and more such requirements that Mother Nature can only provide. Logic and workability do not apply to Regulatory Think.
Roberts wrote: “According to the ordinary understanding of how adjectives work, ‘critical habitat’ must also be ‘habitat.’ The 1,544-acre habitat that the FWS says is essential to preserving the species, would be, unless somehow the acreage is completely transformed, lethal to the species.

This is Government Regulatory Think. Justify your existence somehow, no matter the cost, no matter the ridiculous nature of the regulation.

For example:
If you attempt to give a tour of our nation's capital without a license, you could be put in prison for 90 days.

Federal agents raided an Amish farm at 5 A.M. in the morning because they were selling "unauthorized" raw milk.

In Lake Elmo, Minnesota farmers can be fined $1,000 and put in jail for 90 days for selling pumpkins or Christmas trees that are grown outside city limits. I thought the definition of " farm" was something NOT in a city.

In 2012, a man in Oregon was sentenced to 30 days in jail for collecting rainwater on his property (in a pond). In Oregon, the state owns the rain.

Kansas has no love for cat ladies. In parts of the state, it's illegal to have more that four cats per household. So, um, what happens if your one cat has a litter of five kittens? Better call PETA on that one- when you have to kill the 5th kitten.

Texas passed a law in 2007 that required computer repair technicians to have a private investigator's license, which requires a specific degree and multi-year apprenticeship. Breaking this law could result in up to $14,000 in fines and a year in jail.

You get the picture. Some will , of course, never be enforced, but others have had specific, detrimental effect on society. Take the Obama Dept of Ed guideline on school discipline. It had to be " evenly " administered. Not administered as needed, to unruly and disruptive kids, but by race and gender. In other words, they had to let the Parkland shooter slide, while they waited for an Asian girl to talk out of turn. Oversimplification, but more or less, what happened- the kid was not referred to law enforcement , which he should have been.

These ridiculous regulations are what Trump said to get rid of. Get rid of 3 for every new one . But in Left wing mindset- all regulations are good. People are too stupid to know what is good for them, so Government ( made up of " people " ) has to step in and create good. Let's not even go there on how lobbyists and other people with their fists full of money influence what is " good " .
Trump is evil, Republicans want dirty air and water, etc, etc. is what gets said when anyone with any sense wants to cut silly regulations.

Haters gotta hate and Regulators gotta regulate, I guess. But maybe we could ask for some bureaucrats with a few more brain cells than a frog.
Some Christmas gift ideas
Posted:Nov 30, 2018 6:24 am
Last Updated:Dec 4, 2018 4:10 am
In case of any of you are still wondering what to get the person who has everything, here are some ideas. One for the rock and roller and one for the more traditional music fan.

Posted:Nov 29, 2018 7:38 am
Last Updated:Nov 30, 2018 7:01 am
Remember how the talking heads, including the Head Talking Head, Obama, told us there was no " caravan". There was no crowd of thousands heading thru Mexico to the US border ? Obama told us it was a small group of women with strollers. There were no criminals , Chuck Todd told us. It was all imaginary, cooked up by Republicans to scare people , right before the midterms. It was Trump's Reichstag fire.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was a repeat-offender of the pernicious lie that the caravan did not even exist, using the phrase “phony caravan” multiple times in late October and insisting that the story had been “cooked up” by Republicans and conservative media.

What I dont understand is why the media and Obama would tell such a transparent lie. Cameras were invented a long time ago, folks, and anyone with one can go get a picture of the people. They can see how many women are there, how many men, and how many criminals.

Mexican Interior Minister Navarrete Prida in an October 30 interview on Radio Enfoque (Focus) 100.1 FM substantiated DHS’s assertion of gang members in the caravan: “I have videos from Guatemala that show men dressed in identical clothing, sporting the same haircuts, handing out money to women to persuade them to move to the front of the caravan… we have images showing many of them preparing Molotov cocktails. "
And if you sooooo afraid to be identified with the country you are fleeing from, why are you carrying its flag?

Take look at the video of the young men tearing down the border fence, throwing rocks at the Border Patrol, and count the women with strollers. See any? See any " babies being tear gassed " ? See anyone hand a rock to a toddler?

So let's play a little game of Where's Waldo below. First, find the imaginary caravan, then see who are the most people in it.

Posted:Nov 28, 2018 7:47 am
Last Updated:Dec 4, 2018 4:11 am

The lame stream media is just salivating over the GM failures. Goody, now we have something else to blame Trump for. Of course, it's his fault. Decades of producing cars no one wanted, inability , because of unions, to produce cars people DID want, and then rewarding them for this in 2008, had nothing to do with it, of course.

Perhaps it is the refusal of the Left to understand that the only thing Government can really do for companies is to not micromanage them. Or maybe they think that 11.2 billion bailout was going to magically change the marketplace- Who knows ?

GM’s restructuring was always in the cards. The billions of dollars in subsidies the firm received ten years ago as part of the 2008-09 bailouts — bailouts meant to prevent precisely the sort of job losses we are seeing now — only delayed the deeper and more fundamental restructuring of the business that was needed. Most of the salary people that have been offered a buy out instead of a layoff , were hired in the past 5 years. With taxpayer money , no doubt.

At any rate- if we should have learned anything the past 10 years, it is that bail outs dont work. You cannot take money that people have misspent badly and give them more money to make up for it. We also learned that Government can't run business.

GM’s sedan business is weak because GM’s sedans are weak: Virtually all of the best-selling sedans in the United States are made by Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. Consumers like what they like, and they aren’t buying what GM is selling. It isn’t winning in the dino-juice-powered market, in the electric-car market, or in the hybrid market, either: GM is not exactly what you would call a nimble corporation. says Kevin Williamson.

We were sold a bill of goods by Obama and Company, that if GM went down, so did the rest of the auto industry. No, just the weak parts were the ones that could not survive a one-time catastrophic economic event. Ford did just fine without taxpayer bailouts. So did Japanese and South Korean cars. The Toyota Camry is made in Kentucky, which, last time I checked, was still in the Union.

And we haven't learned a damn thing that Government bribes dont work. Twiddle-dee and Tweedle Dum in New York are bribing the hell out of Amazon. They didn't have to . Instead of playing the ugly girl begging for a prom date, they could have said " We are New York. We are a Big Deal. Everyone wants to be here. " Except they really couldn't, since they have taken the state down the tubes with high taxes, crappy infrastructure and crumbling subways. Again- Government failed to create the circumstances for business to want to be there, and had to bribe.

"We engage in a great deal of social spending that encourages people not to work when we probably should spend some of that helping people to work, for instance by repacking some unemployment benefits as relocation assistance to help unemployed workers go where the jobs are. But just giving companies money — in the form of bailouts or Amazon-style incentives, which ultimately amount to the same thing — in exchange for their “creating jobs” is a losing proposition. The market decides what jobs are worth doing and at what price — and no politician, even the mayor of New York City, has the power to change that. That’s reality, and reality isn’t optional." -Williamson again.

So I guess I get to say I told you so. I said in 2008 , when the bailouts were announced, this was a loser. You can't make sour milk good by putting it back in the fridge.
I am sure in 10 years, we might all be wondering why Amazon no longer can afford to be in New York.
American car owners caused 6 MILLON accidents this year. KID KILLER car owners.
Posted:Nov 26, 2018 8:53 am
Last Updated:Nov 29, 2018 7:13 am

Average number of car accidents in the .U.S. every year is 6 million.
More than 90 people die in car accidents everyday.
3 million people in the U.S. are injured every year in car accidents.
Around 2 million drivers in car accidents experience permanent injuries every year.

When will car owners turn in their cars and stop slaughtering children?

BTW, Leaf Blowers stat was on total incidents where a gun was fired, accidentally, in self defense or in a crime is not separated. Deaths, for whatever reason , were 13, 181, mostly in cities, and on the East Coast. Suicides were not included. 321 were classified as " mass shootings", meaning everything from a gang banger shooting up rivals, to a school shooting.

If the gun snatchers would report things accurately, it might be able to find common ground, but I ask the impossible.
Posted:Nov 24, 2018 5:44 am
Last Updated:Nov 28, 2018 2:12 pm

I haven't been inspired to write anything for a couple of weeks, but I have gotten a big kick reading all the people who cannot draw a breath without bashing The President. It's downright unhinged.

In their defense, I see that most are just parroting or copy and pasting what the left wing media says, so maybe we can forgive them for not thinking for themselves. Personally, I am bottom line person. I dont care if you act like a boor , tweet with no filter, or brag too much. I want to see results, and those results are not being reported by the lame stream media. The economy is doing great, we are getting judges that will defend the Constitution, not make laws, ( except the 9th Circuit ) and we finally have a President who will defend the border, which really are the only issues that top my list.

I dont see the point of bashing the First Lady. She hasn't taken away your kids lunch, or inserted herself into politics like the last one. She has fabulous taste in clothes, and doesn't need an army of make-up artists to look like a girl.

What doesn't get reported in the media , is Democrat missteps or scandals. You couldn't turn on CNN last month without seeing Avanti's chrome dome, and now you can't find him with a search warrant. Come to think of it, search warrant is the right phrase. Where are the female pundits defending his accuser? Where are the marches and the " believe all survivors " crowd?

Anyone on the right was fair game. The New York Times went after the president’s family, asking, “Are Jared and Ivanka Good for the Jews?” This from the same newspaper that also complained that criticism of liberal billionaire George Soros is somehow anti-Semitic. - opinion writer Dan Gainor points out.
As long as we are on anti-Semitism- where is the condemnation of Louis Farrakhan for calling Jews " termites " a couple of weeks ago?

The nation’s top two Hispanic TV broadcasters – Univision and Telemundo – described Republicans as being “anti-immigrant” 35 times in just three months. Not anti-illegal immigrant, just anti-immigrant. On the news programs.

None of the media called out Kirsten Powers for calling every woman who voted for Trump a racist. This is the same woman who wrote a book on how the media is silencing contrary views of its liberal pundits.

A recent survey of financial journalists shows self-described liberals outnumbering conservatives 13-to-1, so dont try and tell anyone you are reporting much of anything fairly. Somehow, somewhere, not matter what it is, whether it's snowstorm in Minnesota or a gang shooting in Atlanta, it will all be Trump's fault.

And you wonder why people call you Deranged ?
Posted:Nov 16, 2018 8:45 am
Last Updated:Nov 19, 2018 6:00 am

Elvis is being awarded the Medal of Freedom. The Left is losing its mind, proving once again, they will dig into anything to be offended.

Not only does this Washington Post writer make false accusations, but he has zero clue about the history of Rock and Roll :

The Washington Post’s pop culture critic Chris Richards called Trump’s move “a little nod to the good days, back when black visionaries could invent rock-and-roll, but only a white man could become the king.”
“Yes, Trump is sending a message here,” Richards wrote.

Elvis, was vilified for playing " race music", for playing " colored music". He brought to white suburban kids the rich blend of blues, gospel turned into new genre Rock and Roll.

" At that time, the black press proudly pointed out the critical influence of black blues, rhythm-and-blues and gospel music on Presley’s style—not to chastise him for cultural appropriation, but to applaud his impeccable taste at a time when black music was routinely denied mainstream radio and television airtime and often denigrated as immoral and barbaric. " Newsweek Aug 2017.

I hate revisionist history. The Post should spend a little time looking at what Elvis did for race relations back then. He found common ground- something that could bring races together. Not with laws or politicians, but with music.
Posted:Nov 16, 2018 7:05 am
Last Updated:Nov 17, 2018 7:35 pm
HA! Bet you thought this was going to be a political blog, about the easily offended left wing. However, dont be disheartened, I sure someone, somewhere, is offended by snow because it is white.

I wanted to share with all those who are not panicked by tiny bits of frozen water drops, which descend from the heavens ( there's a word to be offended by, if you chose ) en masse, how we roll in the South.

In the South, these frozen droplets are looked upon, first with curiosity. , then panic, hysteria , not unlike a caveman, were he confronted with a flash mob performing " Thriller" It does what it does, we stare in awe, try to run for our lives, then applaud when it is all over.

I thought I would share with you a scene from any Southern Walmart , right after the prediction of snow.

Posted:Nov 14, 2018 11:40 am
Last Updated:Nov 15, 2018 7:16 am
Yes, this is a C&P,

FLORIDA—Broward County, which has had trouble meeting its legal deadlines in the counting of ballots, has now brought in a consultant to speed up the recount: counting expert Count von Count.

The Count wasted no time and immediately began counting as soon as he saw the ballots. He picked up one and said, “One vote for governor, eh eh eh.”
After that, he picked up a second ballot and said, “Two votes for governor, eh eh eh.”
Next, he picked up a third ballot and said, “Three votes for governor, eh eh eh.”
“Wow!” exclaimed Broward County official Stanley Collier. “He’s way faster than us!”

The Count continued his tabulation and within a minute was in double digits. “I always get confused once I reach the nine,” said Brenda C. Snipes, the Supervisor of Elections for Broward County, “but he blew right through that.”
With the help of the Count, Broward County now expects to have an official total sometime in late 2019.

Who else- The Babylon Bee


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