Political discourse in this country, as I suspect in many others, is rife with opinions, hate, and discontent. Some with a passing understanding of the facts speak out as those who are heavily vested in the process. Many, like Armchair quarterbacks in our lazy boys we scream at the TV or our friends on social media.
The disconnect is that depending on what part of the country you are in influences your opinions.
East and west coast alike are more liberal and have a definite liberal bias in the news, radio programs, and newspapers and of course the mega elite who live in the Ivory towers of Hollywood. We hold them up there; they are Gods don’t you know? Because they are either genetically gifted with looks, or symmetry and have learned to emote when they talk, we believe them to be as their characters on our favorite movie or TV show. They are so wise in that they must certainly know of what they speak!
Politicians wise to the ways of the world, hob knob with these Gods as they want to be accepted, so they will talk nicely about them. Comedians also take on the liberal biased as they too are influenced by some politicians who wield power and might; with their pen and phone.
Politicians will spend vast fortunes of their own money to get the vote of the people as once there; it can be a lifetime job where suddenly the rules and laws that the little people must deal with, do not apply to them.
Evangelicals are looking for Jesus to run for office. They might dispute that, but they are. The problem is, even if Jesus came back and ran, I doubt few would actually vote for him because he was the son of a Carpenter, and his mother became pregnant before she was legally married.
Twenty-Six Million evangelicals stayed home in 2012 because the idea of a Mormon in the White House was unfathomable. How did that work out for you?
Today we have “conservatives talk show host.” bashing Trump because of things that he did as a businessman. Some of their allegations are true, most are out of context or flat out falsehoods concocted by those that study and practice political science and social engineering.
A perfect example of that was the nude photo of Trump’s wife on the cover GQ magazine sent to all of the voters in Utah, telling them that this was their “first lady.” “Smarmy attacks like this “not to pick on the Mormons, will work because they will vote their conscience. They did, and the sycophantic lawyer won by a landslide! They were played like a Steinway! In her defense, she was a model back then and a damned fine one! She speaks five different languages and is a successful business person in her own right!
Now we are being played. We have Evangelical leaders listening to other leaders talking about things in Trump’s past that may or may not be true. They are telling their followers to vote their conscience after dissing Trump.
The last thing I read said that no matter who won, the world will still keep spinning, the country will still go on, not to worry, just vote for someone you will not feel badly about casting your vote for.
If I ever doubted that the devil was real, this is where I would have clear evidence that he is real and active.
If you vote for anyone other than Trump, you are voting for Hillary. Independents are there to funnel votes from Trump. Hillary is such a corrupt, candidate that she has to pander to those who are only looking out for what is in it for them. What is my vote worth to you?
She has peaked out, so her strategy must be to take votes away from Trump, anyway that she can.
Established politicians know if Trump is elected that their gravy train of $600 hammers sold by their brother-in-laws is over. They would rather support the devil for their fortunes on earth than do what is right for the country!
Is Trump the perfect candidate?
Is Hillary a better candidate? Only for the State Pen. She is, in fact, the first person to run for the office of president that could not pass a standard background check.
If Paul came and ran, would you vote for him knowing his baggage?
If that sounds familiar to you, you are either young or have children who are maybe three????
Social media intrigues me, as I am a people person.
I watch trends, check out who is saying what and sometimes I chime in.
Today we don’t use sophisticated adjectives like “doo-doo head,” no we have evolved…
We label people things like Racist or Perverts.
People attack what they don’t understand, and they also attack when they have no real argument for “their point of view.”
Case in point.
A teenage boy decides that he wants to shower with the girls so for the day, week or what have you he defines himself as a girl. I watched the arguments for and against the transgendered debate and came to many conclusions.
People, who identify as a sex other than what they were born as have most probably been using the bathroom of choice for years.
Those who argue that they want to dress with the women or shower with them even though their plumbing is not a match, no dice!
Allow me to make a caveat to that, and it is this…
If a spa or other business wants to make accessible, “clothing optional facilities for anyone, and those that choose to do so are of an age that they are accountable for their actions,” then I would be ok with that.
Many countries other than the USA think nothing of nudity. This country, due to its Puritan heritage is still hung up on such things. It was not too long ago when there were police on the beaches measuring the length of a woman’s bathing costume to make sure that it was legal.
Free the Nipple and other clothing free organizations have a way to go but on this transgendered topic, we must employ common sense.
I know too many while going to school who thought that they were “asexual or lesbian or gay.” After they had got out of school, into the “real world” they found that they were indeed, straight.
School children are getting too many mixed messages from places like social media, Hollywood, their peers and so forth. When gay is trendy, that should set off all sorts of red flags.
Which one of these do you think is based on ignorance?
The simple facts are folks, all fetuses “you” start out as a girl! It is not until later in the process that the hormones kick in, and your “true sex” is crafted. I chose the word crafted carefully as that is exactly how it works through a process of virilization. If you men out there ever thought past the end of your “self” and asked, why do men have tits? Well, now you know! You, we all, started life as a girl.
By the way, a fetus has a unique blood type, and heart beat about two weeks after conception, that happens to be my definition of life.
Not only is the body crafted differently, so is the wiring in the brain. There is indeed a difference between men and women and their wiring. It was and is supposed to be that way to compliment each other. It is almost as if it were “designed that way!”
Now, what happens if the hormones don’t work as they should?
Many different outcomes could be the result but, one might get a brain wired one way in a body “crafted” another way. Not rocket science but not “trendy” either.
Hollywood and others try to make this something that it is not, which further screws up the process.
So why the doo-doo head title?
I was trying to make this argument on a “friends” post about the transgendered movement when one of his liberal friends called me a pervert! Yes indeed, I made this simple argument saying that children in school need to use the locker room that matches their plumbing, so some young girls are not molested or traumatized by those among us who would use this as a means to a nefarious end. There are deviants among us who would think nothing of this.
Now, his words did not trouble me in the slightest. He, most probably a drunk, coward, or both chose to attack that which he did not agree with because he had no legitimate argument. Indeed, had he been in front of me I dare say he might have thought differently about his words. I am never surprised by the power of liquid courage, or anonymity.
When someone starts calling names or labeling you, they have nothing else, so they name call. If you ever follow any threads where someone possibly likes one candidate over another and instead of using logic, they name call or worse, it is because they cannot defend their position.
Young boys using young girls locker rooms and showers with them is indefensible!
On any of my blogs, I welcome civil discourse. When it stops, so do I. I have no time or patience for it.
The next time you hear a politician use the
Word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, think about
whether you want the ‘politicians’ spending
YOUR tax money. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,
But one advertising agency did a good job of
Putting that figure into some perspective in
One of its releases.
A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
A billion hours ago our ancestors were
living in the Stone Age.
A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
A billion dollars ago was only
8 hours and 20 minutes,
at the rate our government
is spending it.
While this thought is still fresh in our brain…
let’s take a look at New Orleans …
It’s amazing what you can learn with some simple division.
Mary Landrieu (D)
was asking Congress for
Torebuild New Orleans . Interesting number…
What does it mean?
Well .. If you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans
(every man, woman and child)
You each get$516,528
Or… If you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home gets$1,329,787.
Or… If you are a family of four…
Your family gets$2,066,012.
Washington , D.C
Are all your calculators broken??
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax (Fed)
Federal Unemployment Tax (FU TA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge Taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Recreational Vehicle Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
(And to think, we left British Rule to avoid so many taxes)
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago…
And our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt…
We had the largest middle class in the world…
And Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
Can you spell
And I still have to
I hope this goes around the
USA Atleast 100 times
What the heck has happened to our country?????
Mary Landrieu Takes Heat for Spending Public Money on Private Flights – ABC News
Whether you agree with Trump or not, he is where he is because of the established politicians.
Trump and for that matter, Sanders, are here, now, because of “politics as usual.”
From the onset, Trump was an anomaly that would never last.
His cavalier approach to politics brought scorn from all of the media as well as the “establishment.”
He was basically left alone until lots of donors lost millions on the “preferred candidate” who could not pull it off, not even with his mother telling us what a good boy he was…
Now that we have passed Super Tuesday, what are we seeing…?
Trump is ahead by a lot and…. The established candidates and establishment are spending millions of dollars on super-PACs, and, other under the table tactics, to take Trump down.
This is why Trump is where he is…. We do not like your dirty underhanded ways.
If you had any doubts if Cruz or Rubio were part of the establishment, you now have your answers!
On top of this, we have the Social Engineers like Eric Ericson (self-avowed conservative) saying if Trump is the candidate he will not vote. Folks, that is just stupid on so many levels.
26 Million Evangelicals stayed home in 2012 as they could not deal with a Mormon in the White House!
“How did that work out for you?”
Either Eric Erickson is stupid or, he is a closet Democrat!
This is the time for the Republicans to unite behind the front-runner, and make sure that he has what he needs to beat Hillary. The Republicans are doing the Democrats job for them.
I would imagine that Hillary and her party are jubilant as they witness the self-destruction of the Republican “brand.”
Cronyism in politics is what it is, and Donald don’t play those games, so he must be stopped.
Everyone except Donald has his or her price; it is how business inside the Beltway works! Sad huh!?
The republicans say they are worried about control of the house and senate, as a Trump candidacy might jeopardize their chances.
“What difference does it make?”
You have had control of for several months and done exactly what with it?
Obama has gotten everything that he wanted, handed to him on a silver platter!
Either play ball with the new team, or ship out!
To quote the famous newscaster Howard Beale, we are mad as hell!
You folks have done this to yourself… Now let us shake up the team and see if we cannot turn the government back into an entity that is “of the people, by the people and for the people” and not for the elite political class looking out of their ivory towers shouting, “Let them eat cake!”
When the likes of Whoopi Goldberg or a Hollywood celebrity uses their megaphone of stardom to taint the election process, it sets me on edge.
Much like unions having their member’s vote for who they want them to, that to me is collusion of the process, or at the very least, a corruption of it. That is one-reason preachers cannot use the pulpit for such things.
John Stewart in my mind is in large part the reason we have had 7 plus years of Obama. Why? People conflate his comedy show with actual news. I would suggest that they don’t read, watch, or listen to the news or tune out when a politician is mentioned.
California is in horrible economic shape. They vote for overly liberal candidates, which have been pushed in large part by the media and of course celebrities. A conservative celebrity is black balled which to me should tell the voters that maybe they should not listen to those that use the megaphone of talk shows, to convince you how to vote.
Liberal giants own most of the mainstream media so a form of “yellow journalism” is a standard.
Glenn Beck who is on the opposite side of the isle has endorsed Ted Cruz. Cruz is as far right as Bernie is left… This in my mind makes him complicit if Cruz becomes elected, and then screws things up. (Another first time Senator.)
Beck has always been entertaining in a John Stewart kind of way except that Glenn is much more macabre that John. Becks’ theatrics have engendered support from the far right. With his advertisers selling things suited for preppers, he has created an atmosphere of paranoia. With such talks of Fema camps, we have many spending their hard-earned dollars on things that they will probably never need.
Gold comes to mind. The multi billionaires of the world can change the value of it in a heartbeat! It was not long ago that oil was a safe bet. Right before the collapse, there were many radio and TV ads trying to get people with a minimum of $40K to invest. Surprise!
Beck’s message resonates with those on the far right. Those who would happily take the world back to the days of no internet. Maybe even take away women’s rights to vote and to drive. Too much? I wonder…
Obama’s talk about guns is responsible for the huge amount of gun sales as well as driven the NRA to receive lots of money from new membership. The gun folks should be thanking Obama! Now we have grandma thinking that she needs an assault rifle with thousands of rounds…just in case! In case of what?
At a Sanders caucus, a college student who was caucusing for him was asked to explain socialism. She was unable to do so but, still firmly entrenched in his camp. “Oh Bernie…what a man…. (Sarcasm)”
Beating Sanders will be simple. Whoever is opposed to him simply needs to educate the useful idiots what socialism is, and why it never ever works! I would suggest they do it with comedy, maybe even a Saturday morning cartoon, as those who vote for him must certainly be ill informed. (Yes, I am being nice…)
Clinton who should not even be running is another example of people not watching or knowing the news. This person should be doing time … Not running for Commander in Chief! …
The Democratic candidates are all incredibly old … One would think that should cause some sort of concern among the voters as we have no idea who would inherit the office if or when they kick the bucket!
Stress releases something in the body known as cortisol. “The stress hormone.” That hormone kills people. Now a young person can handle it however it still takes a toll on their health. And older person???
Truth told the DNC does not have a viable candidate. The RNC has many. Finding a moderate among them should be easy.
What are Americans looking for in a leader?
In touch with the people
Defense of the homeland
Set the stage where businesses can flourish
Bring Americans together, instead of dividing us on every possible angle.
Someone who can fix Washington … Tall order … Start with Term limits!
Fix the Tax Code, so we do not need accountants.
Stop screwing the Middle Class!
As far as Trump is concerned, Americans should be thanking him. His celebrity status has focused the country to talk about topics that the political elite would love to not talk about. The here to for technique is to control the narrative, talking about things that are benign issues.
Trump has forced the narrative to address things like Immigration.
Political correctness; which is nothing more than a voluntary surrendering of your first amendment.
Trump has made us painfully aware of how bad our “deals are.”
Trump is the elephant in the room and has forced the narrative to substantive issues vs team names and political correctness, not to mention Sandra Fluke. You know the rich girl that wants you to pay for her $6 birth control pills.
This is why both sides abhor him. They cannot talk about bullshit issues. The narrative is now more real and they all have to talk about it.
One final note, Microsoft is not a Trump supporter. If I were he, I would have all of the “free software” looked over carefully by people who know things about such things.
The problems are this. You cannot un-ring a bell. You cannot, un-see something.
What you put into your head has an effect on you, whether you know it or not.
Below, after a brief search I found a few movies that exemplify what I am talking about. Add to this the more than ample amount of violent video games along with the lack of fathers in the household or, children raising themselves with the TV or X-Box and you have the perfect storm for mental health issues.
Hollywood elites (who all have body guards…with guns) don’t want to address the problem so, they want to take away your guns. Less guns equal less crimes. Not true. Criminals will get guns no matter what laws are on the books. Mentally disturbed people will get them as well.
Mental health is the main issue…take a look at some of these movies…these are just a few….
Experiment in Torture 2007
Lured by the smell of easy money, beautiful, exotic dancers agree to spend the weekend at the remote mountain getaway of a wealthy voyeur. Once there, the girls are drugged, tied up and slowly tortured to death with everything from a blowtorch to an electric drill by a killer …
The Green Inferno 2013
A young female activist after a series of troubling experiences ends up in a small tribe set out of time of cannibals.
Her Name was Torment 2014
A lurid and exploitative adventure into erotica, violence, pain, and the unknown. Necrophilia, torture, gore, and psychological horror REVIEW: You can’t wave a limited collector’s edition VHS tape in the independent horror world and not hit what some folks would call a torture porn movie. And it makes sense – if your film revolves primarily around brutal torture…
When your flesh Screams 2015
is a gritty independent rape-revenge thriller from Argentina. It was written and directed by Guillermo Martinez, and while this is his first venture into directing, he did previously write the novel that would become the Elijah Wood/John Hurt film, The Oxford Murders. It might take a little while to get where it’s going, but overall this is a fairly impressive debut.
Concrete (schoolgirl in Cement) 2004
In 1988, a 17-year-old girl was abducted for a period of about six weeks in Tokyo. After suffering hideous acts of rape and torture, her juvenile captors murdered her and abandoned her body – in an oil drum filled with concrete. The case inspired further controversy in the form of public debate about the sentencing and rehabilitation of underage offenders, and inevitably became fodder for several brutal exploitation films in Japan.
The movie starts innocently enough with two male friends driving down a dark road, making jokes about each others’ mothers and searching for some legendary house of ill repute that only truckers know about. As they speed along down the road, they aren’t paying attention, and accidentally plow into a woman who had wandered onto the roadway. They get out of the car to check on her and see there is blood everywhere, she is missing a leg, and she’s coughing up blood with the last of her breaths. They panic and get back in the car, leaving her for dead. As their tail-lights fade into the distance, we are left with an ominous feeling as another figure walks onto the screen and drags the dead woman into the woods.
Make them Die Sleazy! 2014
Stupid low budget film with no acting many shorts…
Kevin and his wife Sara are about to start their new family as prepare for the arrival of their first born child. Unfortunately something goes wrong and Kevin loses everything. Unable to cope with his loss he becomes obsessed with trying to make contact with his dead wife by any means possible.
Pulled into this world to take you out! A horrifying tale of revenge…beginning with a back-alley abortion and ending with a bloodbath so vicious that it brings a new meaning to “an eye for eye”. From pimps todealers, from hookers and junkies
A young nymphomaniac who suffers from hallucinations is put into a rehab center, but little does she know that the proprietor is the leader of a Satanic cult who indulge in murderous after hour orgies(!)
Meat For Satan’s Icebox 2004
The obscure town of Satan Place harbors a dark and savage secret. What becomes of runaways and mislead teenagers who have no direction in life? When they have nowhere else to go, they find their way to Satan’s Slaughter House!
Deals with death with things like exploding heads.
Kick Ass 2010
Lots of violence and brutality centered around a 10 year old…
God Bless America 2011
A man and a young girl shooting people who talk in movie theatres talk show host and even judges.
The main message is everything sucks and man would be better starting over.
Than we have this 1980 classic Cannibal Holocaust
This film is so graphic that it was banned in as many as 50 countries.
A Serbian Film 2010
A film about pedophilia that also happens to be a snuff film.
This is an ultra-violent movie about a pregnant women being terrorized by another women who wants her unborn baby.
A psychopath, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies.
I spit on your grave
An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
A young woman’s quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Some of the quotes are from the actual source which I gave credit to. Some of them are mine. This is not literary excellence…this is point that needs to be made.
“I find it interesting that Rape, torture, and other brutal forms of violence is what sells. What does that say about us as a culture?”
Pass this along, share it etc… Me personally, I pretty much have stopped watching TV. For the last several years I watch less and less. If I watch and hour a week, that would be exaggerating in that I don’t watch that much.
I am neither young, or impressionable; but I still protect what I put into my head. Isn’t your sanity worth it?
“Of course debating Hillary would be easy…so don’t count on it!”
As I watch the political landscape unfold into the nightmare that it is, I cannot help but wonder what is in the other hand.
“Look at this bright and shiny object while we do something underhanded…”
I truly believe that the DNC knows that currently there is not a valid candidate on their ticket.
While there is indeed a percentage of the population that have no idea what economics are, micro or macro; and will find communism under Bernie a great idea. $20 trillion dollars in debt, making it $40 trillion just means more free stuff for them, the ill-informed useful idiots of the world.
Never mind that they are saddling their great grandchildren with their debt.
Of course, even if Bernie won; the house and senate would hopefully block him from staying on this course … as we are headed for an ice burg. One only has to look at the state of affairs in Greece to see what we are headed for. Wait. What are the Kardashians up to? Who is playing what team and what football player is hurt? Will my team make the playoffs!? Those are what interest’s people…not politics. They only care when they don’t have enough money to purchase beer, and shoes for the kids.
I saw a post on social media that is warning Evangelicals that Trump may not fully believe everything that they believe…I guess that means that they should stay home, again, because they did not want a Mormon in the white house…If Trump is not in lock step agreement with everything in one of the over 3000 different denominations your brand of Christianity…that will justify your non-participation… again.
When you see evil, not to speak, is to speak. When you don’t vote…you are voting for the other guy.
With a thousand top secret e-mails kept on a non-secure, illegal server; only being the tip of yet another ice burg; the fact that Hillary is not sporting an orange jump suit learning to do laundry and yes, sharing a toilette with common riff raff; defies logic. The idea of her still running for president again bespeaks of the complete ignorance of some of the people in this great nation.
Before the final deadline to announce candidacy to become president of the US occurs, I believe that the Clinton campaign will self-destruct; and much like the Hindenburg will be blamed on republicans with incredible spin from the left, and Hollywood elites as well as MSNBC, while totally ignoring the obvious design flaws.
A dark horse, as of yet to announce; will step into the ring as the “savior of the party” and the obvious choice to run for president, because she too is a women. A women that will have escaped all of the vetting process of the election; and debates, thus far.
Have you asked yourself why the democratic debates thus far have been on at times when nobody would watch them?
Republican candidates will not be prepared to debate her she, as she was not and is not on their radar. This will cause them to scramble and be un-prepared while she, Elizabeth Warren; will have all of her research and well-practiced debates skills down. She will know each end every little detail of who the RNC selects, while they will only have surface information on her. Her jabs will resonant and theirs will fall flat.
It is akin to football; when the loosing team pulls an onside kick rather than punting the ball back to the opposition.
Many liberals love her, but again they don’t know her. Just like they don’t know the history of the American Indian as their brutality was washed over…they don’t know this women. The American Indian was the ISIS of the day, burning people alive and torturing them in dozens of different cruel and barbaric ways. Find that in your history books…
The spin doctors and the Left leaning media…most of it…will spin her as the next messiah, much like they did with Obama… They will be all so surprised when Hillary is indicted, blaming their candidates faults on lies of the republicans and Trey Gowdy. They will be so happy that Elizabeth Warren reluctantly decided to run and take one for the team… That trip that Biden made to see her, was more than likely a strategy planning trip for her, and this administration. Men and Women of all strips will fall for it as well as many on either side of the isle. It is a strategy that will probably work and remember…you heard it here first!
When the republicans say…”who would have seen that coming?” Well, I did…and now you know too..
If you don’t agree with me or you understand the election rules regarding presidential elections better than I…weigh in. I studied them for hours and they are murky at best.
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This time of year always seems to ground people…well me anyway. We get so wrapped up in the “season” … that we forget what the season is about. As we make it through Thanksgiving, the rest of the turkey is either tossed or frozen along with the last bite of cranberry sauce; I cannot help but think of those less fortunate folks that would have non left to freeze or toss.
Troubles exists everywhere and you don’t have to look very far or hard to find them. The bell ringers are out there in force and many; including myself have done a fair amount of shopping through Amazon or other such services. Local retailers will certainly feel the sting of online purchases as we hear about an American Icon …Sears… that is headed for the scrapbook or dustbin of history. Like so many shops before them; box stores and our shopping habits align the blocks and events of history in a sequence for them, “like dominoes in a row” to fall, or in this case fail.
The poor blame the rich, the government blames the rich, while taking their money for super packs and what have you, and the game goes on, not really identifying the problem. Folks, government is the problem and cannot be the solution as it is currently flawed. Those that make laws for themselves, which are different from the laws that you and I are saddled with, must be changed. There must be term limits for all of them…
I firmly believe that we only live so long, because the God in heaven that created us knew; that if we lasted too long, one person could gain so much wealth and power that they could literally create dynasties that would enslave an entire world forever.
Few understand micro economics, much less macro. Some pay credit card bills, with other credit cards to get by, not even understanding the hole that they dig themselves into until it is far too late. These credit card people make it easy to do with checks made for the express purpose of transferring money around.
Our leaders are doing the very same thing with their credit card, (the one that you pay) to the tune of $18.5 Trillion dollars and counting. If leading by example is the plan, they are doing a bang up job!
Last week we had a full on assault on Christianity, which many consider the magnetic north of their moral compass. It was no accident that this happened at a Christmas party, and yet the Washington Elites in their ivory towers, tried very hard to spin this as workplace violence, calling for more gun laws in a state that has some of the toughest gun laws around. The Hollywood marionettes for the administration took to the tabloids, and airways to echo the administrations agenda which will only effect the law abiding among us. They need to focus on mental health…
30 odd % of the folks would argue with this, as they are probably the few who cannot accept the truth, and only watch liberal media; which is the propaganda machine for DC. Somehow they feel that Bernie Sanders is a viable candidate, which boggles my mind. If however; it was a choice between Bernie and Hillary, I would pick Bernie; at least he is truthful certifiable but, truthful.
Those faraway places with strange sounding names, are calling me.
The places are not so much geographical places but, places in time… The country that I grew up in has been changed and I feel not for the better. Special interests have taken control of our government and I firmly believe have transformed it into something that our kids will learn to hate. Kids getting out of school today are not ready for the challenges that we were ready for. While trades are necessary, we don’t even have those types of apprentice programs today.
Someone needs to get this country back to basics, before we really are making those small umbrellas for the Chinese to put into their drinks…
Those faraway places with strange sounding names might start with an A, and end with an A, as this place is … pretty strange…
There is a theme to my blog here, and it is simply that…insight or enlightenment…
I coined the phrase “mirror-time” In that one needs to know that person who looks back at them in the mirror.
Over the years I have given you clues like “know why you like, or don’t like something.”
I have asked you to examine why you did something a particular way.
Other things included looking for the truth outside of what you would like it to be, or your particular bias and once you find it, embrace it. The truth truly will set you free….
The media in our country has divided this country driven by differing ideologies. Social media is ablaze with ideas which are diametrically opposite of one another… We have devout socialist on one side and conservative capitalist on the other, and their opinions are driven by what the media and Hollywood are selling.
These folks who espouse that guns are evil, all have body guards with guns. Folks who say that guns are a tool, turn a blind eye to the violence in this country.
Garbage in garbage out…
People who see the American way of life as “bad,” teach their children from a young age that dying while killing another people that they don’t like is glorious. We have groups working with 3 year olds showing them how to kill someone, while extoling the virtues of it, while here we have people teaching their children to stifle their free speech; as to not offend anyone…
“There are none who are so blind, as those that will not see…”
Alcoholics refuse to believe that their drinking is a problem.
Drug addicts fail to see the connection between their use of drugs and a lifestyle that they have relegated themselves to while placing blame elsewhere.
Socialist, refuse to learn from history. The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.
Some capitalist, don’t know when to stop. How much money is enough?
Most politicians, lose their souls after they are elected, as power is such an aphrodisiac, that soon they rationalize that living in an ivory tower while looking down at the “little people” is there god given right.
(That is why we need term limits.)
When you start believing your own lies, or the lies of your peers… You are lost.
The people, get it. The people understand what the problems are, and that is why they have gravitated toward non-politicians. Washington insiders are totally perplexed. Like the men who flew the planes into the buildings on 911… They truly believed what they’re doing was “right and good!” they were in fact delusional. The man in the White House truly believes that what he is doing is “right and good.” Instead of looking in that mirror taking a selfie… He should be looking in that mirror doing some soul searching… He is lost. His advisers who are all connected in some way to the liberal media, are also lost. The voters have sent resounding messages to them and their response is to ignore those messages and find more voters in swing states who they can corrupt via scientifically targeted smear campaigns, to vote for them, or their kind. Technology used in this way is in fact a cancer. To corrupt the American way of life to fit an agenda that is anti-American, is by definition evil.
Once your mind is made up, you lose your objectivity… You are of no value as a politician. You are of no value as a voter. As the matter of fact the opposite is true. If you are unwilling to watch something else other than FOX or MSNBC, or CNN… You actually harm the body that we know as the United States of America.
As the Brian Williams’s of the world are called out, you can at least know that somebody, somewhere, cares. If groups have to make up the facts and otherwise lie to sell their agenda… That should at least prompt you to dig into history.
We have lost our moral compass in this country, and somebody is trying to tell you what it is rather than what it should be. In this case, history holds the key and you should look at it quickly before somebody rewrites it. Talking with recent graduates from high school and college, one has to wonder if they have rewritten it, or simply stopped teaching it.
Back in the days of slavery it was illegal to educate them or teach them to read. I would challenge the American people to look at their school systems today. Is not teaching to the test, and ridiculous things like common core, not creating tomorrow’s slaves?
Only if life were so simple that we could hand Otis the keys to his prison cell, so when he was sober again he could let himself out of prison and get about his day.
Only if, the cops had one bullet and kept that bullet in their shirt pocket instead of the gun.
Andy never had to deal with terrorist and Barney, well he never had to deal with a hardened criminal that would have shot first and asked question later.
The truth is that many of us want Mayberry RFD. Many want to go down to the local fishing hole with our son or father spending the day hooking worms and pulling the hook out of the mouths of the fish that fell for the bait.
Andy was the optimist, there was good in everyone and, everyone was innocent until proven guilty.
Barney was a small city cop that had the heart of a big city cop, with the pessimism to match.
Sunday mornings in such a town would have been about getting the family up and dressed in their Sunday best and all sitting in the pews attentively listening to what the preacher had to say. After church, pleasantries with the other “saints” would be exchanged and in some church’s most likely Fried Chicken on the grounds would be in order.
Most certainly if not enjoyed as a group, each family might retire to their own home to enjoy Fried Chicken, homemade ice-cream (you know the kind without listeria) and lemonade on the front porch, “family time.”
Where have we gone astray?
I think it started with radio, and then TV, and now we have so much technology that the world has become a small place. All the evils of the world have pervaded the threads of our humanity, which cause many of us to rail against it and some to simply shut down and ignore it. We seek refuge in the few places that seem untouched by “life” and Church is such a place.
The old Hymns of the 1800’s still comfort some of us, and for a little while we focus on things other than their evil but, our own sins, and how we might do better and of course, give thanks to God.
Today, on the way to church, at the bottom of a hill sat a cop with the latest in technology LIDAR “light detection and ranging” equipment. This device can accurately determine your speed down to the .00 “hundredth” of a mile per hour.
While Mayberry and Andy are nowhere around, at this time of the day the road is occupied by a high percentage of folks headed to church. The cars are full of families with the mother making sure that Johnny has matching socks, and not the pair with the holes in them.
Mary is trying to apply that last bit of makeup before they arrive, as she wants Steve to notice her. Dad is trying to get to church just one day on time; without getting into a fight with the wife or children about things that have to be done before Monday.
While going to church should be a joyous occasion, it seldom is as we are a people that either stay busy, to keep up, or get left behind. We forget why we are up on Sunday morning to begin with, and why we are going to church?
Since the family has left the house a little late, it is important not to catch the lights and hitting the brakes while going down the hill seems counter-intuitive as the speed picks up from 40 to 45 in a few hundred feet anyway!
Enter into the picture a modern day Barney Fife. Young guy wearing a freshly pressed uniform, clean car and sporting the most modern technology available, purchased with tax dollars from those he is “hunting.”
I simply do not understand why cops have an image problem?!
If it takes high tech toys, pointed at cars going down a hill to determine when the driver has exceeded some magic number to earn a ticket of $200 plus dollars, while on their way to church, why do it? Is it to make this guy’s day, or increase revenue? Does he have some imposed quota of tickets that he must reach or is it simply a friendly competition with his fellow officers to see who gets the most tickets written in the month? What motivates someone to sit at the bottom of a hill, waiting for some poor slob to not hit the brakes while going down the hill? I can tell if someone is driving stupidly without the gadgetry, can’t you?
Sitting at the bottom of a hill shooting Laser up the hill is disingenuous at best, and I would think simply in bad form. At what speed does one get pulled over in a 40? Is it 43, 43.5, 44, 44.5, 45? What, what is the magic number that one has to hit before Barney pulls out his ticket book? Maybe its 44.788?
Make no mistakes about this blog… I want the cops to do their jobs. “To protect and to serve!”
If someone comes through there at 50 weaving in and out of traffic, I want them stopped! That does not take LIDAR to figure out. If someone is driving recklessly, they need to be held accountable. If on the other hand someone gains a few miles an hour going down a hill on a Sunday Morning, when there is little traffic, and you need LIDAR to figure out exactly how fast they were going, that is simply DAFT!
Here is my challenge to you the police… Treat others as you would want to be treated. Very simple idea I know but I think many have forgotten this, possibly because they are sitting in a cop car on Sunday Morning hunting with high tech toys rather than sitting in a pew somewhere learning that we are all sinners and all fall short of the glory of god. While the golden rule is not part of the Bible, it really should be. Let he who is without guilt cast the first stone, is in the bible.
To you the people who see this same kind of behavior, here is what you can do.
Firstly there is technology that will beep at you, if you are speeding. I have this in my vehicle and I use it driving anywhere. People in my car tell me it is annoying but let’s face it, how many times have you missed a speed limit sign because it was behind a tree or bush?
Another thing is a radar detector. I am not telling you to get one to speed, I am telling you to get one so you can even out the technology gap a little. Radar itself will give you advanced warning, laser will not tell you anything, other than you have been tagged. Laser however is line of sight so, while they see you and “target you, if you are observant you will hopefully see them and wave, with all of your fingers…. “lead by example.”
In combination with your beeping GPS and radar detector, and eyes; you should be able to avoid giving money to the city.
The pitiful part of this is that I believe that it is all about money and little about protecting and serving. That is why I would push for money from tickets not go into their coffers but, into education or, infrastructure.
I would challenge the Sergeants that have underlings; have them lighten up. I can tell if someone is driving badly without any technology, I see it daily. Do you really want people to see your guys sitting at the bottom of hills shooting lasers up the hill? Are you that damned desperate for funds that you have to ticket little old ladies on their way to church for failing to step on the brakes while going down a hill?!
To the Barney Fife’s of the world; I don’t know what drives you whether it be adrenaline, or you hated your parents but remember, one day this will be you. You will not always be the one behind the LIDAR. If you get stopped, are you going to pull out your badge and hope for some “good old boy treatment,” or possible professional courtesy, much like the shark that won’t bite a lawyer? You in fact are no different from us, and that is really the point of this blog.
There is this “us and them mentality” which you promote by doing things like sitting at the bottom of a hill shooting LIDAR up the hill. Tell you what, Drag your sorry butt to Church when you are not on duty. Go enjoy that fried chicken with your peers. Let people in the community see you, and interact with them in a manner that is not judging. You are no better than the rest, and when you think that you are, you are on the slippery slope.
Protect the people like you are supposed to do, which is what you signed up for. To protect and to serve, not to hunt and to hassle.
I would also challenge the people to do one more thing. Get a dash cam.
Not long ago I was pulling into a restaurant in Addison Texas. Screaming out of the parking lot was a Dallas police officer who had been working radar in the parking lot, camouflaged by the other cars and trees. Had I not been keenly aware my situation and stabbed the brakes, she would have hit me head on! Now, how do you think that would have gone down in court? She was totally at fault, but it would have been her word against mine and possibly, possibly and unbiased third party cop, to see the evidence and maybe a witnesses but, had there been a dash-cam no contest. Her zeal for catching some speeder on Belt Line just about ruined both of our days. Had we collided without a camera, I feel that it would not have gone well for me. Maybe, and I hope that I am; wrong.
After the screeching stopped, our eyes met, she lowered her head breaking eye contact, and slowly pulled out onto the road.
No one is perfect and the dash cam would have made my life easier had I not been able to get that car stopped in time.
These cameras have come down in price and are certainly affordable. If you see, as I have seen, cops driving stupidly, send the video to their boss. They too need to be accountable. I have listened to the scanner while I travel and seen some do some rather stupid things, including speeding excessively for no reason other than they can, because they are mistakenly under the opinion that, they are the law! Once on camera, they will quickly find out that they are, not the law, but the man (or women) that has been hired by you to “protect and to serve!”
All cops should be required to wear active body cameras, not necessarily to point out your guilt or theirs but, to protect them from the people who would wish them harm, or by besmirching them, or accusing them of wrong doing.
At the end of the day we are neighbors, families and communities and what we each do for a vocation should not be an issue or divide us from each other.
Let’s get the Ne’er-do-wells off of the street, and if they wear a uniform, let’s get them a new vocation, as the man in blue should garner respect, not because you are told to respect them but, because they have earned it.
Sitting at the bottom of a hill, hunting church folk is not going to do it!