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Posted:Mar 14, 2018 6:18 am
Last Updated:Mar 15, 2018 2:50 pm

I can see the headlines, the crawl across the CNN screen, and the all caps in the LeafTwink's blog:
But of course, he didn't, if he has indeed won at all. As of right now, it is still too close to call, but that isn't stopping the Dems from declaring victory . With about 4,000 votes left to count, they are up by 800. A squeaker at best.

But here is something no one is talking about . The third party candidate. Drew Gray Miller has about 1,500 votes.
As all third party candidates do, he is the spoiler for Republicans. His policy platform is fiscally conservative, but socially liberal. From his web site:
Drew Miller supports, and would work to enact, the Fair Tax.
He would only vote to pass a balanced budget and he would reduce the deficit by voting to limit the amount of money the government could borrow.
Supports gas and oil jobs.
Legalize Marijuana
Drug abuse -- and in particular, the opioid and heroin epidemic -- is a public health issue, not a criminal one, and that the best way to treat the epidemic is with care and compassion, not incarceration.

Supporting gas and oil, a balanced budget are NOT Democratic views. Everything he campaigned on are conservative issues. A lot of younger conservatives also think still criminalizing Marijuana is silly.

Why are people who would normally vote Republican or stay home if they didn't like the candidate, so willing to hand an election to the Democrats when they vote for someone they know isn't going to win ?
Sanctimony. They are going to lodge a protest vote. They want to create bragging rights that THEY stood up for what they thought was right and didn't bend to the political pressure to elect someone everyone else wanted. Well, that's fine folks, if they were no consequences.
I remember having a discussion with a Ron Paul supporter who normally voted Republican. I said to him " Why not just go ahead and vote for Obama ". He was highly insulted that I would impugn his highly noble intentions with something so crass as reality.
Here's the fact: Third Party candidates help elect Democrats. So I guess Miller's tweet last night was correct :
" I am only a few hours away from being the most hated man in America "
Posted:Mar 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Last Updated:Mar 13, 2018 8:38 pm

When we , as a generation, the Baby Boomers, are gone, the last connection to the first half of the 20th Century is gone.
We knew our parents and their friends , who fought in WW2, remembered the Depression, the 20's and had relatives who fought in WW1. Their grandparents, some of them , had heard first hand stories of the Civil War, from the veterans themselves.
They could tell the story they heard about coming into Ellis Island.
A grandfather I never met , brought a Shillelagh from Ireland with him , and someone in the family still has it. It sat in the corner of the living room for as long as I can remember, next to the bookcase that had family pictures.

So what's my point ?
We have more than a few stories about racial discrimination, the position of women, gays, etc, that makes the current whiners look very, very petty.
We should tell those stories.
We remember events that are not being retold correctly, unless you dig thru old news footage. We should tell our children and grandchildren how we remember it.
Get old photos digitized. Write down the old stories, and if you have some older relatives, interview them on tape. I wish I had been able to record my favorite aunt about her life working for every Presidential Administration from Eisenhower to Carter. Her photos with various Presidents have been lost .

Write down your own memories . Your grandchildren might be curious what life was like when changing the TV channel involved physical effort.
Posted:Mar 9, 2018 5:30 am
Last Updated:Mar 15, 2018 4:11 am
So we had a " woman's day " yesterday. But if you look at the media, the schools, the work place, the general culture, EVERY damn day is woman's day.
Our colleges are full of “women’s centers” and “gender equity” initiatives that are dedicated exclusively to female success . Gender studies? They don't exactly celebrate the achievement of men, now do they ? Seen a Charlemagne center open recently ?

It's all about the girls. Girls are the best. Girls are better. Girls are victims, blah , blah, blah.
So what about the Boys? They must be suppressed. We are leaving them behind, at peril to the civilization. Toxic masculinity and all that.
Heather Wilhelm points out " this is an almost flawless example of Milton Friedman’s fixed-pie fallacy — the mistaken assumption that “one party can gain only at the expense of another.” Ideally, we should work together to grow the proverbial pie and lift all proverbial pie-stocked ships, but hey, why bother? That’s apparently no fun at all."

Men are falling behind everywhere- in college, in the work place, in their own health, but are rising in areas like suicide, depression, and dropping out of the work place. I am not going to bore you with all the stats, but trust me, they are there.

The Public Religion Research Institute study notes :

“The enduring narrative of the American dream is that if you study and get a college education and work hard, you can get ahead,” said Robert P. Jones, the CEO of PRRI. “The survey shows that many white working-class Amer­icans, especially men, no longer see that path available to them. . . . It is this sense of economic fatalism, more than just economic hardship, that was the decisive factor in support for Trump among white working-class voters.”

This is PC culture seeking to destroy culture. It is the feminization of the West, and more specifically, the US. It is the desire to praise everything women do, while demonizing everything men do. They will also praise men who do not act like men.
Perhaps this is why the media and the Left is so much in love with Metro-sexuals Obama and Trudeau. Obama was so non-threatening. He was " nice " and never had a harsh word for the world's terrorists and despots. He gladly gave them his lunch money when they threatened to beat him up. Justin likes to play dress-up in Indian , and invited all the Syrians to his Canada party.

There are places in the world women seriously need help. Muslim countries for example. It was a big deal recently when women in Saudi Arabia were permitted to drive. But the same people who despise masculinity are the same ones who praised " diversity " and got their knickers all in a knot if anyone pointed out there is a connection between terrorism and Islamic countries. Oh perish the thought.
Apparently it is much worse if your boy likes truck toys and your daughter doesn't want a chemistry set , than to note the same religion gives men total ownership of their wives. Different cultures are to be respected, of course. Who are we to judge ?
Let's give the help and awareness where it is needed, shall we ?

So for all you celebrating how wonderful girls are, how about you take a look off the corner, where you have shoved all the boys, and ask how they are doing ?

Posted:Mar 5, 2018 8:51 am
Last Updated:Mar 7, 2018 5:07 pm

Well, well, well. Looks like this year's Oars may hold the record for the least watched in history.
The politiy charged 2018 Academy Awards were down 15.6 percent compared to the 2017 viewership with an 18.9 rating in Nielsen’s overnight numbers from 8-11 p.m. ET, according to TheWrap.

The apologists for the political nastiness on proud dis last night say it was because there were no mega-stars, blockbuster movies, blah, blah.

Or maybe the ordinary folks- you know the s who put Trump in the White House -are tired of being insulted by pompous millionaires who have no clue about the Real World. And then the same sanctimonious expect the " deplorables " they just insulted , to shell out hard earned for their cinema drivel.

I would write a longer blog, but they don't deserve any more attention.
Posted:Mar 4, 2018 7:57 am
Last Updated:Mar 6, 2018 5:51 am

Ever been in a store and a pack of unruly kids are running and screaming, messing things up and generally being jackasses ? If they are 4 or 5 , it could be just a burst of tiny kid energy, and they haven't been told this is not the way we act. Any half way decent parent will snatch them up and put a stop to it.
But when they are 10, and still doing the same thing, it's a pattern. Unless the kids have other problems, it's lack of parental discipline, or parents just not caring.
But what if it were something different ? The parent is being analyzed on how good a parent they are , by the number of times they DON'T correct or teach their children the proper way to act ? The parent with the best numbers gets money.
I think everyone in society would say this a stupid way to raise children, those who advocate that should have their heads examined.
This is a rather simple analogy for what our schools have become and how a person like the Florida shooter could have legally purchased a gun, and killed 17.

Because Broward County was one of the districts that followed the guidelines of Obama's Secretary of Education , Arne Duncan, schools were under pressure to reduce the number of times the police interacted with schools, and the number of times arrests were made on campus. They reported on how much they had reduced school arrests, not by stopping the behavior, but by allowing the behavior to continue without consequence. The result was deadly, as we saw in February.

Let me explain, courtesy of Peter Kirsanow, a member of the Commission on Civil Rights :
Broward County adopted a lenient disciplinary policy similar to those adopted by many other districts under pressure from the Obama administration to reduce racial “disparities” in suspensions and expulsions. . . . In many of these districts, the drive to “get our numbers right” has produced disastrous results, with startling increases in both the number and severity of disciplinary offenses, including assaults and beatings of teachers and students.

David French continues this thought :
It’s too much to pin the Parkland shooting entirely on school policies — after all, there were other opportunities for police to intervene more effectively — but this history does highlight that there are profound risks in leniency, especially when leniency is directed at violent students. It’s one thing to show a measure of grace to students who commit non-violent offenses, it’s another thing entirely to enable and excuse those who commit assault.

This shooting was preventable. It wasn't a person who suddenly snapped, nor someone who had no history of violence . This was violent person, with multiple complaints, starting with the school, through local law enforcement and right to the FBI. What he did have, was no arrest record, which allowed him to purchase firearms. The laws that could have kept legal guns out of his hands were followed.

Schools need to take a good hard look at their discipline policies. Instead of beefing up their " numbers " so they can go before the press and tell us what great educators they are , like the school superintendent of Broward County did recently, they need to see how many dangers to society they are letting loose on us.

The NRA, Congress, and Trump did not set theses policies. The schools did. and that is where the fixing the system needs to start.
All the laws in the world, mental health requirements or even bans on certain guns, mean nothing , if the person is never reported as a danger.
Posted:Feb 28, 2018 7:33 am
Last Updated:Mar 3, 2018 5:09 am
All you " do something " Left wingers ready ? Ready to put your shoe leather where your mouth is ? All you who call the NRA murderers and terrorists. ready to take on all their members ? Ready to repeal the Second Amendment ? That is what you have been screaming for. Time to get busy.
Let me outline your starting plan, courtesy, in part, of Charlie Cooke of NRO.

You’ll have to tell anybody who will listen to you that they need to support you; that if they disagree, they’re childish and beholden to the “gun lobby”; that they don’t care enough about children; that their reverence for the Founders is mistaken; that they have blood on their goddamn hands; that they want to own firearms only because their penises are small and they’re not “real men.”

Yes, each and every one of the above has been said by one of moral preeners of the Repeal the 2nd Amendment bunch.

Ok that takes care of the voters. Now lets work on Congress . They have to draft the repeal. They will have to write some laws.
You’ll need to craft the laws that bring about change — think of them as modern Volstead Acts — and you’ll need to get them past the opposition. And, if the federal government doesn’t immediately go the whole hog, you’ll need to replicate your efforts in the states, too, 45 of which have their own constitutional protections.
We all know how well the Volstead Act worked with alcohol. We all know how willingly the American people give up something that was legal yesterday.
Don't even think about how Prohibition made the Mob powerful because it supplied illegal alcohol. That would never happen with guns, of course, should you make them illegal tomorrow. So we will ignore all the illegal guns. It isn't about them, it's about those NRA terrorists, and all the blood thirsty women, old people, retired military and police, store owners, farmers, urbanites, and everyone else who owns a gun for protection. The Government will protect them, of course.

Next you would have to enforce the ban. Should be a piece of cake , right ? You seem to think so in your tweeting . Just point to Australia, like Barry did. There was about 2 to 3 million guns in Australia at the time.
There are around 350 million privately owned guns in America, which means that if you picked up one in three, you’d only be returning the stock to where it was in 1994. Does that sound difficult? Sure! After all, this is a country of 330 million people spread out across 3.8 million square miles, and if we know one thing about the American people, it’s that they do not go quietly into the night. But the government has to have their guns. It has to. The Second Amendment has to go

You will have to figure out how to do it- A state-by-state, county-by-county, street-by-street, door-to door plan. A detailed roadmap to abolition that involves the military and the police and a whole host of informants — and, probably, a hell of a lot of blood, too. Sure, the ACLU won’t like it, especially when you start going around poorer neighborhoods. But it's all for the children , right ? It's for America and the future . It's to take away all your fears.
It's for the Greater Good. This is to make sure no one dies, ever again, from an evil LEGAL gun, wielded by that accountant who has the deranged idea he can protect his family from home invaders who would r**e his wife and daughters and murder him .

Chant with me now Hey hey, ho ho, the Second Amendment has to go.

After all , this is for the children, right ?

Just so you know you are on the " right side of history ". Here's a handy little chart to show the stats on how the murder rate goes UP when the number of guns go up.
It doesn't show that ? Oooops , my bad
Posted:Feb 24, 2018 6:38 am
Last Updated:Feb 27, 2018 6:37 am

For those who roll their eyes loudly when I make a historical comment, and accuse me of lecturing, suffer it a bit more here, or move on to Salon , VOX, or CNN, to confirm your lack of understanding about the US's 2nd Amendment.
This blog is about the significance of the Second Amendment and the philosophy behind it .

Let me start with a question . Why would you cede your inalienable right to protect your own life, to mad men who want to take your life away? Why would anyone think- " this person wants to kill me, so I will let them , or at least make it easier". Perhaps that is a bit of a stretch, but that is basically what you are saying when you give up the right to protect yourself, and give that right to the Government.

A NRO contributor, David Harsanyi , who has written on the long history the US has with firearms, has this to say :
" Without getting into the practicality of confiscating more than 300 million guns, it seems odd that someone would let murderers and madmen decide what inalienable rights we should embrace. It is almost humorous to hear someone advising you not to worry about domestic tyranny as he explains why the state should eradicate a constitutional right and confiscate your means of self-defense. "

The Founding Fathers thought the desire for citizens to protect themselves was a big " duh " Of course they do . And moreover, since people were ALREADY doing it, and their minds , would never think not to, the 2nd Amendment was debated as perhaps unnecessary.

The Federalists opposed the Second Amendment, not because they didn't want people to have weapons, but because they believed concerns over protections from federal government were overblown because there were so many guns in private hands that it was unimaginable that any tyrannical army could ever be more powerful than the general public. They were wrong. It isn't a tyrannical army TAKING rights, it will be a willing , gullible, and easily duped, public who gladly surrender them. It won't be a foreign invader taking away rights, but those who virtue signal their " enlightenment " by destroying this Constitution in favor of a foreign one.

Noah Webster, reasoned that “the supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.” Of course people have guns, Webster opined, why would they NOT have guns?
They were not afraid of people shooting each other, but of a tyrannical government imposing its will and taking down the freedom of the Republic , which they were setting up.

I hate to break it to you, but the moment the Founders thought unthinkable, that people would remove their own right to protect themselves , and give that right to a possibly tyrannical Government has arrived.
The moment was created last week, by a hysterical media, and those with political power . We are not just revisiting the useless ban on " assault weapons " ( a political made up term, and not a firearms definition ) but this time they are even more dangerous . Taking away your inalienable right to protect yourself is on the chopping block. Oh they disguise it well enough. It is all for the " children" the "innocent " . But I have yet to see how any of that is going to eradicate evil.

The Second Amendment, and by extension the entire Constitution is on the chopping block . Chip, chip, chip - first it was religion, then speech, and now this. No criticism for the institutions that failed, and let the mad man have the weapons- the FBI, the Sheriff's Department, the armed deputy who ran away, or the local courts .
No , we are supposed to place our lives their hands, because a private citizen with a gun is too irresponsible to take out the shooter, whether it was in Florida , or in all the other places a good guy with a gun takes out the bad guy. But those events don't make page 1. Stopping a shooting doesn't get the clicks and the eyeballs. It isn't the lead story for the 6 o'clock news.

S.E. Cupp summed it up: “I’ve been saying for years, I can't name another single issue about which the media knows so little and yet is so vocal.”
Posted:Feb 16, 2018 9:23 am
Last Updated:Feb 18, 2018 8:13 pm
For those who cannot stop focusing on the weapons and not the shooters, here are a few facts for you. This is for all those who are railing about the NRA. " Can't get 'sensible gun laws ' passed because the NRA is buying off Republicans " . They think the somehow the NRA profits by death. But the NRA is the favorite whipping boy of the Left. The demonization of the NRA is only to throw in a red herring , as most Conservatives support the 2nd Amendment .

As you look at the below list, please note there are not any NRA members on it .

Here is a list of mass shooters and their political affiliations , if known.


– Nidal Hasan – Ft Hood Shooter: Reg­istered Democrat and Muslim.
– Aaron Alexis, Navy Yard shooter – black liberal/Obama voter
– Seung-Hui Cho – Virginia Tech shooter: Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff, registered Democrat.
– James Holmes – the “Dark Knight”/Colorado shooter: Registered Democrat, staff worker on the Obama campaign, #Occu­py guy,progressive liberal, hated Christians.
– Amy Bishop, the rabid leftist, killed her colleagues in Alabama, Obama supporter.
– Andrew J. Stack, flew plane into IRS building in Texas – Leftist Democrat
– James J. Lee who was the “green activist”/ leftist took hostages at Diovery Channel – progressive liberal Democrat.
– Jared Loughner, the Tucson shooter – Leftist, Marxist.
– Ohio bomb plot were occupy Wall St leftists.
– Harris and Klebold, the Columbine Shooters – families registered Democrats and progressive Leftists.

That list was until 2014.
- Baseball field shooter asked beforehand to make sure he was shooting Republicans.
- Dylann Roof burned American Flags, like the left loves to do , and hated America. I can't find out if he was a registered voter.
We don't know anything about the Florida shooter yet. Despite the Left's drooling desire to find a connection between him and the Far Right or white supremacists , law enforcement has found no links at this time. The leader of a white supremacist group claimed he was a member, but has since walked back the statement.

Maybe the Conservatives don't lean to mass shootings like the Left , because the Conservatives still believe in family, each other and God. Maybe the values which kept us safe from these monsters for so long in this country are the s we should not have tossed away so fast, in the name of " Progress ".
Nah- couldn't be that simple.

Posted:Feb 16, 2018 7:31 am
Last Updated:Feb 17, 2018 5:26 pm

I notice a pattern when there is an evil event like the Florida shooting. The first thing some people do is look to the Government. The Government will solve this problem. The Government will keep this from happening again. The Government will make it all better.
All we have to do is make sure the Government gets rid of all the weapons, the Government finds the terrorists, the Government takes care of me. They tell you we need to write Congress to make sure the Government writes some wise and all-knowing laws, passed by wise and all-knowing Government leaders and enforced by more wise and all-knowing Government employees.

Oh- and if you think some is dangerous , say something. But don't worry, the Government will take care of you.

That Government does a bang up job loy , doesn't it? No robbery, assault, murders, drugs, burglary, Zero crime , n- why? Because Government passed laws making all that illegal. If the Government tells you not to do something, of course, nobody does it.
This is the simplistic thinking of those who have childlike faith in all things Government to solve all the evils in the world and all the problems in their lives.
It is also a way to absolve self of any obligation or responsibility for s own life or community. Take it all out of your own hands and give the power, and therefore the blame, to the Government. The nebulous, bloated, giant impersonal Bureaucracy , which has proven so efficient running the DMV , is your Savior.

This is the sentiment I am hearing from some since the Florida shooting. Look at the Tweet on Katie's blog. Magical thinking again- the Government will solve it all.

While the Government is the administrator of large chunks of information, and the keepers of data bases on who might be a threat, the Almighty Government , as much as these same people would like them to be, is not in every home and town , watching every. At least, I hope not.

All the shooters had families, neighbors, co-workers, hoolmates. They had social media. From what I understand all of the above noted something, and most said something . It was the Government, the FBI and law enforcement who failed . The Florida nightclub shooter had an FBI file, but it was closed.
So why keep looking to Government ?
Because the left wing has made sure there is nothing else for people. Because we have dismantled and vilified all the traditional support systems in this country- the nuclear family and the churches. So what are the new support systems for the isolated ? Social media - where they can find the like-minded who will confirm their evil and encourage it. No will tell them this is wrong.
The liberal society that is busy writing Congress now to " do something " is the same that prides itself on being tolerant, welcoming, compassionate and understanding. All at arm's length , from a distance, of course, and writing with the same pen and on the same paper , they wrote the letter demanding the local church, with the public ground, not receive to fix equipment for all to use.
The glue of what used to be a stable society has been dissolved by those who think they have a better idea. The family is g- who needs men anyway ? , says the modern feminist . We must raise boys not be leaders, or role models , because that is " toxic maulinity " . Churches that taught right and wrong, values, and gave families somewhere to gather must be destroyed in favor of relative morality, self worship, and , of course , " tolerance ".

And all the institutions which were the foundations of a free society have been replaced by magical Government think . The Government Bureaucracy will fail you most of the time , so why keep having faith in it ?

Remember, We are the Government . We are the first line of defense against evil . It starts , not with DC, but with us.
Posted:Feb 14, 2018 6:14 am
Last Updated:Feb 14, 2018 5:25 pm

What is it about murderous left-wing, Communist dictators that makes the media go all warm and fuzzy ?
Maybe it's because they are left-leaning themselves, but the media's love affair with North Korea is bordering on bizarre.
Take a look at the report on Rocket Man's sister. The Washington Post reported those at the Olympics “... marveled at her barely-there makeup and her lack of bling. They commented on her plain black outfits and simple purse. They noted the flower-shaped clip that kept her hair back in a no-nonsense style.”
The New York Times similarly gushed, “Flashing a sphinx-like smile and without ever speaking in public, Ms. Kim managed to outflank Mr. Trump’s envoy to the Olympics, Vice President Mike Pence. "
It's no secret that Dear Sister is charge of propaganda and misinformation. The drooling over her the media is doing at the Olympics shows she is excellent at her job. Ditto the performance of the cheerleaders. Put on a cheering happy face, and the press , who should be looking with a wary eye, swoon instead. It's working well.

Is this just more the Trump hating- Take that, Ugly American , or is it more ?

I think it is more. The Left has long had a love affair, from afar, of course, with those who murder or starve their own people in the name of some Government centric system- mostly Communism. A bit of history from Ben Shapiro:

" Walter Duranty famously served as Moscow Bureau Chief of the New York Times and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for reporting on the joys of Stalin’s USSR, while fully denying the starvation of millions in the Ukraine.

Lincoln Steffens, then of McClure’s, similarly gushed about Stalin: “I have seen the future, and it works,” he said. Such sycophancy wasn’t limited to the USSR. The media’s early coverage of Mussolini and Hitler was quite flattering.
Edgar Snow’s bestselling Red Star over China — perhaps the single most influential work on the rise of Communism in China at the time — featured a full glorification of murderous dictator Mao Zedong.
Stanley Karnow, who wrote for Time, Life, and the Saturday Evening Post, contributed glowing coverage of Vietnamese Communist dictator Ho Chi Minh for years on end. And, of course, the mainstream media spent years licking Hugo Chávez’s boots. "

These are the very people who would deny them the freedoms they enjoy as members of the Western press- to criticize the Government. Write a fawning praise of the United States, for example, as a " reporter " in North Korea, and see where that would land you.
The New York Times in the 1930's were filled with glowing reports on the efficiency , order and prosperity of Italy and Germany. Stalin's 5 year plans were held up as models to run the US by the same, never once noting the starvation that was the result. This was , of course , hidden from the reporters by the dictators, but why were they all , FDR included, so willing to believe what they were told ?
Maybe in the 30's they were willing to grasp into anything they thought would lift them out of the Depression- and to the New Deal folks, Government was the only answer. Almighty Government- and it wasn't much of hop, skip, and jump for them , to Communism.

So what's their damn problem now? Why is the media and it's gullible readers and watchers so willing to trash the US and embrace the murders and torturers of Otto Warmbier, and who have Americans in prison ? Why is the media is drooling over red shirted cheerleaders from a country who threatens to drop nuclear weapons on the rest of the world ?
Is it loathing of the US ? Fascination with the exotic and unknown ? I really don't know. Part of it is Trump hating for sure. But they didn't have to go so far into the arms of the enemy of world peace to demonstrate how much they loathe a man like Mike Pence because of his deeply held Christian beliefs . The Left hates Christianity, don't forget.

Personally, I find all this " thrill up the leg " reporting on North Korea and the little sister , who no doubt is as evil as her brother, disgusting.
Is there anyone else at the Olympics besides North Korea?
You wouldn't know it by the press coverage.

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