Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Keep Right Except to Pass



Keep Right Except to Pass

From Joe Tarica of the San Luis Obispo Tribune.  From his Joetopia Series
Everywhere we turn these days, it seems, the truth dies, intelligence and education are considered a weakness, facts are ridiculed, rage and anger rule the day.
Whether it’s at a White House press conference or in the fast lane on the freeway, patience, respect, courtesy and kindness are, for many people, relics of a bygone era.

Sir, I agree almost completely.  Let's take your example of the fast lane on the freeway. 

In the fast lane, we find two kinds of drivers. First, the maniac in front of you who refuses to pull over and let you pass.  The only thing worse than him, of course is the enraged hooligan behind that cannot pass you.  Who is right and who is wrong?  Both are equally wrong, some might say. What can be done? 

It turns out, a lot.  Japan has one of the most courteous road systems in the world.  This came about because of the social pressure for everyone to follow the same rules, and to be polite to each other.  Public safety campaign

Keep right to pass is safer way to drive, as well as equitable use of the resources on the road.  Slower people should not keep faster people from their appointed rounds, and road ragers need to chill out.  Part of the problem?  We do not follow the basic rule of the road, which is, to keep right except to pass.  This is enshrined in the California motor vehicle operation code.  However, people no longer pay attention, no longer follow the rules.  The police do not enforce it, generally, for reasons only they can state.  

Why not educate everyone?  Campaign to Make the Central Coast the "Friendliest Drivers in the State" or "Friendliest Highways in the State"  in concert with the other media and the authorities. You donate editorial space to it.  As your commentary on the community. The police could start giving our warnings, and you could run polls to measure driver contentment.  Think about what an impact you could make doing that.  

There is low hanging fruit on the path to ending divisiveness: 
Joetopia, with the local authorities could devise a program to educate the public and create good karma.  Yes.  It can be done. Japan has done it.  So can we.  

This respect for other drivers and the law of the land will increase the politeness level of the entire area.   

Once we come together as a community on our shared roads, then, and only then perhaps, we can tackle some heavier issues as a team.  

You have the power to change the world to a more polite and kind place to live, simply by educating people about the rules. Let us begin.


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Electoral College: Not Broken

Each time, horrified sore losers on the losing side lambast the electoral college in a barrage of sour grape rationalization.   It's almost comical in its predictability.   Remember the furor in 2000?



However, the electoral college is enshrined in the constitution.  Short of a constitutional amendment (or legislation from the bench via the Supreme Court) for better or worse... we are stuck with it.

Having said that, let's look at the bright side:

1.  The rules of the game are well known.  Everyone plays at equal disadvantage.

2.  California alone, a single state, is so powerful that it would dominate national election politics.  This is aptly illustrated in the first graphic.

3.  A close popular election could trigger a nationwide recount nightmare, as George Will points out:
Those who demand direct popular election of the president should be advised... the electoral vote system quarantines electoral disputes.
Perhaps the manner in which we choose our sole nationally-elected representative isn't perfect, but it's not broken either.  

Friday, December 09, 2016

Dreamers in Japan

Japan, a country that is still 98% ethically Yamato, is set to deport an illegal/undocumented 16 year old Thai boy, who was born and raised in Japan.
Although Utinan does not read or write Thai, he is able to speak the language and is young enough to adapt to life back in Thailand, the judges said.
His mother overstayed her visa.  

Yes, Children bear the pain of sins of their parents the world over.  They are also amazingly resilient. 

Could it be that  Japanese speaking Utinan will be a skilled translator in his home country?  He won't lack for livelihood.  Moreover, he has many blood relatives in Thailand, and none in Japan.  

While Neither the Japan nor the Thailand option looks ideal for Utinan, I believe he will be okay.  

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Fake News Cost Hillary The Election


Hillary speaking at Harry Reid's retirement:    
“The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences... Lives are at risk... It’s a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly,” she said
Fake news cost her the election.  The Main Stream Media is completely under the control of the far left, and profoundly influential.  They published misleading and untrue polls and predictions, right up until the end, concluding that Trump was unqualified, unelectable. Social Media also swings left in their view  WaPo's reporting on Russian influence.  WaPo Now Admits article on ‘Russian propaganda’ & ‘fake news’ is based on sham research. Of course, not even Hillary bought that one.  The MSM has a history of "fake but accurate" reporting.  

Completely disconnected from reality, the MSM spews story after story, describing a world where Hillary is a done deal, where Trump is a racist, sexist homophobic bigoted loser.  These stories were backed up, buttressed by polls known to be tilted to the democratic side for generations. This was not journaling, it was not reporting, it was merely far left propaganda.  

America saw through the lies, while Hillary didn't.   Had the MSM provided a true picture of the country, and disclosed it was Hillary that was the underdog, how different a race would it have been? Hillary hardly campaigned in the midwest....

She calls on Congress to enact legislation.  Perhaps they should follow the example of Italy.  Italy forbids the media from publishing polls weeks ahead of the election.  Isn't it time we joined western democracies and eliminated the fake poll pushing?

In 2008, the same drumbeat was being played by the media.  Vote Democratic or you are a racist.  At that time, Ann Coulter published a study on fake polls:
Reviewing the polls printed in The New York Times and The Washington Post in the last month of every presidential election since 1976, I found the polls were never wrong in a friendly way to Republicans. When the polls were wrong, which was often, they overestimated support for the Democrat, usually by about 6 to 10 points.
The MSM is well aware of this endemic problem, and refuse to police themselves.  This historically prejudiced fake news should be enough for legislation preventing such further election manipulations.  

Consistently publishing misleading polls isn't a scientifically sound practice and isn't in the public interest.  It's the same thing as shouting fire in a crowded theater, because as Hillary puts it "peoples lives are at stake."  

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The Promise of The Trump Presidency: Decline and Fall of "Political Correctness"




"I'll use the word anchor baby."

With that phrase, Donald J. Trump ushered in the end of the "political correctness" era.  

The Washington Times put up this headline almost a year ago:  Why Trump may be winning the war on ‘political correctness’ :

“ ‘Political correctness’ are the two words that best respond to everything that a conservative feels put upon,” ...[it is] a validation that what many on the right see as legitimate policy and cultural differences are not the same as racism, sexism or heartlessness(emphasis mine)


In, The Rise of Political Correctness,  Angelo M. Codevilla observes that Politically Correctness originated in the communist party, at a time when Stalin was it's figurehead.  It appears that Political Correctness is another term for Propaganda.    They are synonyms. 
"the Party’s interest is to be treated as a reality that ranks above reality itself... Progressive parties everywhere have sought to... force those under their thumbs to sing their tunes or to shut up.. [but] they have been unable to [hide] the gap between political correctness and reality.


It's about time we bid goodbye to Propaganda like Political Correctness.  As in all other things socialistic...  "good ideas should not be mandatory."

That is the promise of the Trump Presidency, the Decline and Fall of Political Correctness.  

Monday, December 05, 2016

Know Your Sources: YouTube, Twitter, FaceBook and Microsoft


Consortium of Media Giants Oppose Free Speech  If FaceBook brands you "extremist" you could automatically be banned by YouTube (Google), Twitter, and Microsoft too.  
Web giants YouTube , Facebook , Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database.  The companies will share 'hashes' - unique digital fingerprints they automatically assign to videos or photos - of extremist content they have removed from their websites to enable their peers to identify the same content on their platforms.
The obvious problem is their definition of "extremism" is subjective.  They have a duty to responsibly prevent people from the equivalent of shouting "fire" in a crowded movie theater. So, they must take a first amendment balance.

However, they do not consider far left propaganda extreme, rather, they consider it "politically correct" speech, and instead, they harshly censor libertarian free thinkers.  

YouTube even censors well known Libertarian PragerU, as seen in this screenshot taken this date.  

What does PragerU do?  "We help millions of people understand the fundamental values that shaped America...These values are Judeo-Christian at their core and include the concepts of freedom of speech, a free press, free markets and a strong military to protect and project those values... 


Yes, your sources from FaceBook to Twitter tilt strongly towards the left-0-sphere.  In a well-documented controversy, Facebook's Zuckerberg held a rare meeting to address valid concerns of oppressed libertarians and other censored conservatives.  

Only a few days after that, Facebook was "up to its old tricks of silencing conservatives and right-wingers."  in this case, banning a Libertarian Defending Free Speech. 



Facebook buckles to the "mob justice' approach, and it only takes one complaint on FB And Twitter. 

Sarah Palin for Sec State



Sarah campaigned relentlessly for The Donald.  She's going to be on the team, the whisper is as VA Secretary.  Further, as of this writing, Predict it doesn't even have Sarah Palin listed in the running for Sec. State.


Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, Vice-Presidential Candidate, outsider and libertarian would make an excellent Sec. of State.  She easily passes senate confirmation.   Moreover, as a former Secretary of State, the future Sarah Palin would stand a very good chance to become the first woman President.

On the negative side, this would allow her to challenge to Trump in 2020, should she choose to do so.  I don't believe that would bother Donald Trump's decision process, however.

Hard Dawn says it well:
There is simply no one else like here on the global stage today. Her honesty is as bracing as it is beautiful. She speaks eloquently of her passions and her patriotism. There is an unmistakable grace to her intellect. It is deft, defying the fashionable sarcasms and pettiness of our media age. And when she speaks to the heartland, the heartland listens. No one commands the respect on both sides of the aisle that Palin does. She is a phenomenon that spreads beyond party lines. 


Friday, December 02, 2016

Know Your Sources: Reuters

   




Reuters latest article (Reunited in Death) glorifies the unification of murderers in their death.  
These violent, far left radicals seek to emulate Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.  
Then there is Venezuela's Chavez.  He the evil dictator who bankrupted his nation (into Starvation!), also glorified and emulated Castro.




Copy originally read as follows: "Guevara, who once approximated Castro's charisma and influence, also embarked on guerrilla missions in Latin America, dying in battle in Bolivia in 1967."  Later it was corrected to read "...he was captured and executed by CIA-backed Bolivian soldiers in 1967 aged 39."  It was the policy of the United States to oppose communism, banana republics and brutal dictators.   The main US intelligence agencies implemented this policy. Reuters trivializes this by saying the "CIA" opposed Guevara when it was the United States of America.  

The reference to "missions" places him in the company of the Catholic Church missions along El Camino Real.  They also enslaved the local populaces for labor.  

Buried in the article, Reuters admits Guevara was the man in charge of the Castro Death Squads, and he also ran the economy and doled out the wealth, confiscated by Castro, to an enslaved populace. These barbaric acts of violence and slavery are trivialized as being necessary for the revolution.

There are radicals like the holocaust deniers and those that trivialize it. For example, Holocaust on Ice ice dancing artists from Russia are sparking worldwide outrage, trivializing life (and death) in concentration camps.

The radicals on the left firmly have Reuters in their grip! These are the same violent leftists that promote "mob rule" as a substitute for justice.

Reuters is firmly in the grip of far left radicals.

Update:  Reuters deleted the article but these screenshots document enough to show the adulation heaped upon these murderers.  This is part of the propaganda war, Reuters initially puts out far left views (like this) and then substitutes a more moderate view.


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  MORE: Newsbusters summarizes all of the Leftist Propaganda Sources  here.  They include:
NBC News
ABC News
MSNBC
CNN
New York Times
CBS News
Grealdo Rivera on FNC
CBS This Morning                

Sunday, November 27, 2016

George Takei: Eternal Propagandist

Well George Takei just made himself irrelevant for the next eight years.  He announces his intention to oppose the President of the USA on everything he does. 

In Castro's Cuba, he would have been shot.  

Election Recount: "Nothing To See Here, Move Along"



Drudge, And A Lot Of People, Are Making A Big Deal of This.

It's no big deal.

This recount is a wasted, desperate effort on the part of a radical left, one that suddenly found itself unexpectedly and completely void of power.  Now, grasping at straws, they must do... something!

Nothing Will Come Of The Recount

The energy being put into the recount is wasted.  As soon as the recount is over, the radical leftists will turn their attention to impeachment.  An endless drumbeat will sound "it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when" will be the tone of coverage of the New York Times.

Hillary's Involvement Appropriate -- Trump Should Join For The Same Reasons

"Because we had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology, we had not planned to exercise this option ourselves," Clinton campaign attorney Marc Elias wrote Saturday: "... now that a recount has been initiated... we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides....Regardless of the potential to change the outcome in any of the states, we feel it is important, on principle, to ensure our campaign is legally represented in any court proceedings and represented on the ground in order to monitor the recount process itself..." 
Nothing wrong with that.  Nothing to see here... move along.   

Saturday, November 26, 2016

NYTimes on Castro


Fidel Castro murdered more than 5000 of his political opponents, and confiscated the wealth of the nation of Cuba.  Then he doled it out over sixty years to an enslaved populace.  That is the legacy of Castro.  



So how do the powers-that-be note this for posterity?  

The NYTimes and President-elect Trump statements on Castro's demise could not more starkly in contrast.  Here is Trump: 

The NYTimes headline, and lead.  



The Times portrait of Castro as "revolutionary" like Steve Jobs, is more than 8000 words long.
  
It's only after slugging through more than 3200 words do you find out he murdered more than 500 of his political opponents when he took power.  You can almost hear the editorial staff in the back room: "Forget about those 500 murders and the confiscation of the wealth of the nation, that's an afterthought we can bury in the article.  He's a communist, after all."  This is why the NYTimes is nothing more than the mouthpiece of the enemy.  The Times glorified a murderer, because he is a communist.

In contrast, President-Elect Trump properly notes that confiscating the wealth of a nation, enslaving its populace and 5000 murders, cannot justify a legacy.

Who do you trust?

More:  Even Obama is to the right of the NYTimes.
More:  The online version Leer en espaƱol"read in Spanish" link as well.  No surprise, as the NYT is 17% owned by Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim, one of the only men in the world more wealthy than President-elect Trump.  Moreover, when Castro was exiled to Mexico in 1954, so the ties with the Times, Mexico and the radical communist left are deep. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Hamilton


They booed him?  No!  There were As Many Yays as Boos!

And then the speech:

“Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical.’ We really do,” Dixon, who also asked the crowd not to boo Pence, said.

Dixon had the class to ask the audience to behave.

 “We, sir, we are the diverse America ..."

However, the notion that Dixon speaks for "the diverse America" is a bit much.  Trump supporters include significant numbers of Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, LGBT, and Muslims.  They are Vocal Followers, and their numbers will grow as Trump keeps generating Win!.

So, please, take note Dixon, you can not speak for "the Diverse."  Moreover, such behavior is bullying.  It's time to stop the bullying.

"...who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents "

America's justice system is the best on earth.  

Of those that criticize him for being a racist, they cite his immigration policy.  The Trump policy will, however, be to remove the radical criminal element, in the guise of gangs like MS-13 or those that extort illegal aliens such as smugglers.  Trump believes they should not be part of our culture, and I agree.


There is another concern, that the black market economy will be destroyed.  Under Trump, the black market economy will flourish, because Trump is no economic dummy... and he will not destroy the black market economy. Yes, the Trump Effect will likely shrink the labor supply, however, it will be the criminal element which will be targeted, and that's fine with me.

So, Dixon, after reviewing your claim, I am still with Trump, and you do not speak for the Diverse America.  Enough propaganda.

Elsewhere:

"Partly because he so frequently spoke in derogatory terms about Mexicans and Muslims,... 

I am so confused about this... Trump's policies are not directed at Mexicans and Muslims.  They are directed at criminals and terrorists.

...partly because his campaign won the support of white supremacists,

Did he seek the support of White Supremacists?  Please, this is a no brainer...

... the standard liberal explanation for Trump’s victory is race. The argument is that Trump was the beneficiary of a “Whitelash.”"

If this is the basis for the argument against Trump, then it's over.  There is no whitelash.  Trump has a 50 year spotless record as a humanitarian, and plenty of support from people of all colors.  He's above all the ignorant racists, and you should be as well.

He was elected to clean out a corrupt Washington, reduce crime, and put Americans first.

Dixon said: "or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. " among our inalienable rights include a right to die a peaceful death, and not a violent one at the hands of a violent culture.  It's our duty as Americans to enforce the law and deport criminals, anyone who interferes is aiding and abetting criminals, which is a crime in many states.

For those that believe he is unfit, Trump were truly unfit, Hamilton's Federalist Paper number 68 allows for the nation to express it's disapproval directly and now.

We are a nation of laws, again.



Jonathan Pie "Quit Attacking People For Raising an Opinion"

This is Jonathan Pie, who I am seeing for the first time.  



 Now, a sample of the comments from that video: (From this page)

For the first time in my life as a liberal, I feel like my side no longer has the moral high ground. We fought for so long to become the majority and once we did, we went and did the same shit that we accused the right of doing. We demonized, lied, bullied, and belittled the other side because we could, and because it was our turn to dish out the pain.

I never looked at it like this before. I'm apart of the problem. Thanks for that verbal ass beatin I needed it.

I'm a millennial, and one of the major reasons I supported Trump was the snarky, condescending, elitist attitudes that come from the left. If you are right of centre, they call you racist, sexist, or homophobe. I just couldn't take it anymore. 

30+ Million views on facebook )=

Re-Ignition of No Oil For Pacifists

I sometimes wish Carl had named this blog No Food For Liberals, rather than No Oil For Pacifists, because, really I have no beef with true pacifists.  Liberals however, are poor misguided misinformed sheeple fed a constant diet of propaganda starting in grade school.  Poor unfortunates, when they occasionally come out of their stupor, they are really pissed to have been misled.

The Left is, and has been for quite some time, dominated by a violent extremism grabbing power at any cost.  Mob justice is as good as any to the left.  The lawlessness of the left, the sanctuary cities for criminals, the unabashed fielding of the most corrupt politician in recent memory, perhaps of all time, these are scandalous, shameful desperate acts of a group that hates America and the American Way of Life.

The national media like the NYT, HuffPo, CNN are disconnected from reality.  Only able to process a world where the "liberal view" is "mainstream."  They protected and nurtured the mob, the sanctuary cities.  Yes, this power of the press has kept the violent left in power by spreading lies such as "voter id laws are racist."  (Really?  Yes, many white liberals believe that people of color are too inept to get an ID card, and therefore... that's what the media wants you to believe!  It's incredible.  Anyways...)

What do we have to balance it?  The Conservatives in this country have most of the guns.  Also grow most of the food. So what is the problem?

We are fortunate to live in the golden age of the Pax Americana, which will last as long as the US Military dominates half the globe.  Yet, someday, America will fall.  And it will fall from within, if we are lucky, and from without if we are not.

By electing Donald Trump, we've avoided a death spiral from within for perhaps a generation.  I believe that the Pax Americana will last through my lifetime.  I wasn't sure about that with the police state Hillary dreamed about for America.

I am only serious.

My name is Bob Cosmos and Carl has asked me to be the caretaker, the custodian of this blog, if you will.

I will occasionally offer musings on the events of the day.   My aim is to cover them as if I am a time traveler from a later generation wanting to know what the hell happened in this country, because, later generations will never get it from CNN.  CNN doesn't have a fucking clue.

If you have a clue, sound off in the comments section.  Let me hear from you.

God Bless America.

Why is Leadership Absent?

The violent leftists that are promoting mob rule and rioting?  The same people that insisted in debate #2 that Donald Trump accept the results of the election.

Why isn't President Obama on National and Social Media asking people to refrain from violence?  The President should be telling the country to accept the results of this process.  

"We ask, we implore that you accept the results of the election.  We must put all politics aside, and unite for the good of the nation."  That's the minimum he should be saying.  What's on his twitter feed?  He congratulated the Cubs, but he can't tell the violent extremists in this country to sit down.  

This why I am so grateful to have Donald Trump in the White House.  

Donald Trump will not suffer violent extremists.     

The NYT is Tool of the Enemy

The New York Times is 17% owned by Carlos Slim, one of the very few people in the world richer than Donald Trump.  Carlos Slim rescued the NYTimes from Bankruptcy.

Carlos Slim makes money every time a Mexican sends money to Mexico via his near monopoly on that service.  Because of that, he lost SIX BILLION DOLLARS when Trump was Elected!  So don't expect the NYT to start giving the President Elect a fair coverage anytime ever.

Carlos Slim benefits from the old, corrupt leadership willing to sell our security to the highest bidder, and the NYT is squarely on the side of corruption and illegals.  That is why the New York Times is the tool of the enemy.

On the front page was an Op-Ed piece warning Trump to recognize the "profound concern"... as the world "wonders" about Trump.





I don't wonder about Trump.

The NYTimes, also, just sent this letter to their supporters:

"After such an erratic and unpredictable election there are inevitable questions: Did Donald Trump’s sheer unconventionality lead us and other news outlets to underestimate his support among American voters? What forces and strains in America drove this divisive election and outcome? Most important, how will a president who remains a largely enigmatic figure actually govern when he takes office?"
As you can see, they still portray him in a most negative light.

A pragmatist might say that Donald's organizational and leadership experience could translate well in his new role as president.  I say that.  Donald will be a great president.

The people in this country want a nation of laws!  That is why Donald Trump will be President of the United States, and that is why the NYTimes will never give fair coverage, and is an enemy of the people.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Red Pill

It appears the "dark, dangerous, divisive" mob that Hillary warned us about is upon us.  An angry wave of leftist mob violence is sweeping the country.

And where are the leftist leaders to control their constituents? Absent.  Where is Elizabeth Warren?  Krugman? CNN?  The president or vice president?  Where is Loretta Lynch, why isn't she warning people that inciting to riot is a crime that carries a five year prison sentence?

Absent on leadership, their silence speaks volumes.  Since the Baltimore Mayor encouraged mob violence, since President Obama ignited racist violence across the nation by saying a dead boy would have looked like a son... the left has promoted mob violence as a means to justice.  It's disgraceful.

There is no excuse for terrorism, mob violence of any kind in this country, and the failure of the democratic leadership to respond speaks volumes about the culture they to promote, it's a violent one. 

Having noted that important fact, let's turn now to the substance of their alleged concerns. What should these extremists angry about?  To their complete and utter surprise, Donal Trump won.  They had been told he could not, would not win.  -- Donald isn't qualified and can't win anyways -- this was the drumbeat that CNN, the NYTimes, and HuffPo relentlessly beat, supported by their polls.

But their polls were wrong!

And they are always wrong!  Every election it's the same thing... the polls always tilt towards the left. Brexit! And every year, the news papers and networks say "the people we polled didn't tell us the truth."

It's never the polls that are wrong, it's always those liars they polled.

How does this happen every election?  The press knows their polls are always tilted.  Yet, they present their polling information as fact.  When the facts are the opposite.

What if Donald was ahead all along, meanwhile... the press was saying "she's got this one".   They were deceived by their own press.  No wonder they are angry.    It's disgraceful the press is infected by leftist extremists who are so fully disconnected from reality that they describe a world that does not exist, and instead propagate a fairy tale.  That's what we call propaganda.

Trump just gave everyone the red pill.  Welcome to the real world, mob violent extremists and handlers. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Promise of the Trump Presidency

The Promise of the Trump Presidency

Part 1.  The Trump Promise: Response to Orlando Massacre

The highest goal of the Federal Government is to survive and grow.  In keeping with that theme, the official Department of Homeland Security Response to Massacre in Orlando is no surprise.  The DHS Secretary is proposing His department be in charge of Gun Control.

This department, created in response to 9/11, is now threatening to impose Gun Control as a means of combatting terrorism.  Here is the DHS Secretary on CBS This Morning:
“We have to face the fact that meaningful, responsible gun control has to be part of homeland security as well, given the prospect of homegrown, home-born violent extremism in this country,” Johnson said.  This brazen attempt, besides subverting the constitution, is the next step in the Socialists Playbook for taking over a country.


Here is the totally serious amazing logic the DHS Secretary uses: “We need to do something to minimize the opportunities for terrorists to get a gun in this country, and this is now something that is critical to homeland security as well as public safety,” 

Trump vs. DHS on the Orlando Massacre and Immigration

In contrast, Trump's response to Orlando Massacre is to keep the terrorists out of the country in the first place.  He details his plan in a few short words:

"The bottom line is that the only reason the killer was in America in the first place, was because we allowed his family to come here" Trump said.  "The immigration laws of the United States give the president powers to suspend entry into the country of any class of persons. Now, any class — it really is determined and to be determined by the president for the interests of the United States. And it’s as he or she deems appropriate. Hopefully it’s he in this case... I will use this power to protect the American people. When I’m elected I will suspend immigration from areas of the world where there’s a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies until we fully understand how to end these threats....And by the way we have no choice. After a full and partial and long — really long overdue security assessment we will develop a responsible immigration policy that serves the interests and values of America."

That's it, stop bringing people here from states that sponsor terrorism for the time being.  Which, I agree with, for the following reasons:

Reason Number One: Keeping out Terrorists is out Number One Defense.  There is no better way to keep terrorists from getting a gun in this country than to keep them out in the first place.  Terrorists don't need guns.  They use knives, bombs, acid, whatever.  They don't care.  The nastier the better.  Countries with very low terrorism like New Zealand and Japan have strict immigration laws.  What Trump is proposing is not very different.

Reason Number Two:  Three is no reason number two.  Reason number one is good enough.

The fact is, Israel implemented strict border controls and reduced terrorism dramatically.

The DHS (Obama, Clinton) Response is to impose a police state.  The Trump Response is to keep bad guys out.  I vote for Trump.  

So the promise of a Trump Presidency is not only to keep out the terrorists,there is the added bonus of stopping the Feds from imposing the Police State via Gun Control, and prevent the slippery slide into Socialism or a civil war.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Don’t Count Trump Out, the Fight Hasn’t even Started





A number of pundits, along with the betting odds, major newspapers, and pretty much everyone that makes a prediction, with few exceptions, say variously that Trump is an Underdog, he has zero chance and has already lost, or present demographics, electoral maps or polls, and ask, “how can Trump win?”


Fact:  In the last election, 20% of voters made up their mind less than two months before the election

For that reason, counting Trump out now is premature.

Fact:  Trump just destroyed a field of 17 tough competitors.

Trumps attack on Hillary will be more severe than those he made on the other republican candidates, as he has one opponent, not 16.  At the same time, Hillary, for her part, has never won a tough election.  She beat out a nobody to gain a senate seat, she lost to Obama after a huge head start, and she barely beat Bernie Sanders, a complete nobody from New England. 

Theory:  Hillary has never faced anyone like Trump, and neither have her advisers.

Hillary is more likely the underdog, not Trump. 

Theory:  Trump Gets His Message Out

He is so incredibly effective in getting his message out through the media, and especially the press.  The press can neither muzzle him, nor can they create a false image of him.  He creates his own image daily.  He appears to be more effective than any other presidential candidate, ever.  This has to be worth 5% in the vote. 

Theory:  There has never been an election like this one, it is different this time. 

Will this contest between Trump and Clinton be the dirtiest political fight ever, or just a spectacle not to be missed?

You Decide, but don’t count Trump out yet. He’s not a loser.





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Seven Ways Donald can become president.

T. Boone Pickens hedging all bets.

Trump will Beat Hillary in Landslide

 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Trump's Threat to the Status Quo


Looking at the headline of a recent Vox article touting Sanders Plan, it could easily be read as 95% of us gang up on the top 5%, so we let's raise taxes that way.  

 Sure, well, it's either that, or, we gang up on the middle class, or that fellow behind the tree.  The politics as usual is to raise taxes.   


Raising taxes any amount always has the same effect: it grows the size of the government.  Any job the government does, the job costs money.

But a simple question: What is the number one mission of any government agency?  Is the FBI's primary concern justice, or is the FBI more interested in its own survival? 

It is the latter.  Preservation and Growth of the Agency.  The number one mission of the Federal Government, like all governmental entities, is to grow itself.  Even Reagan, the great conservative, could not shrink government. 

Our federal government is already so strong it controls half the world with its military, and about half the economy of the U.S. 

To give you an idea of its reach, most of the stock market public companies success rides on its good graces with the government.  It's control of the market is so broad, it's no longer wise to invest in market, in the face of an arbitrary and capricious decision of appointed cronies.  Isn't half the world enough? No, the behemoth will devour everything in its path on the way to socialism.  So big, that, there will come a time to leave the US to escape it, before it becomes oppressive.  Perhaps in our lifetime.

Then there will be an overthrow of the government,  that is the only way to shrink it. Alternatively, at some point the federal behemoth might self destruct through sheer bloating.  Hopefully, we are still a ways away from that, yet it is possible.

Federal Government Behemoth
Democrats and Republicans alike, they all understand the behemoth concept.  They compete to see who is is "at the helm" of the behemoth, how much to feed it (in taxes) with full knowledge it will devour anything in its path. The differences in Democrats and Republicans is pretty much nil considering the damage the behemoth does devouring the economy.   They all compete and collaborate on who will get the choicest federal contracts, jobs and authority. 

It's a big comfortable ship, full of do-nothing jobs, the government is.  From politicians down to lunch ladies, everyone in it rides a gravy train of benefits. 

Yet, Trump threatens this backscratching status quo.  He threatens to start holding people accountable.  That's what he does.  He holds people accountable. 

The Feds have taken notice of Trump, and fed employees, politicians, contractors of all kinds, are dependent on the gravy train.  So please excuse them in this election.  There's something more at stake here, besides socialism.  Peoples phony-baloney Jobs are Threatened! Nothing brings the full might and weight of the federal government at you than threatening a government job, as this Mel Brooks bit from Blazing Saddles illustrates. 

While Trump isn't afraid to fire people, he threatens the behemoth.  And it is turning its full weight against Trump now, which explains in part why so many Republican Insiders are now, all of a sudden, coming out against Trump.  These people are part of the Behemoth, they depend on it for their livelihood.  As such, they might actually prefer Hillary, because, at least with HRC, they know what they will get.
  
A bigger behemoth.  Much bigger.