This morning I digress and decided to write about a subject other than Government, Politicians and the maddening state of our National and State affairs. Enjoy!
I awoke at my usual 5 am to my 12 year old Jack Russell Sadie staring at me making a myriad of noises indicating she needed to go outside, ah Sadie; you lucky dog the world is your toilet. I arose, donned my field jacket and off we went for a much needed constitutional.
While walking about on my lawn I pondered the similarities between our pets and ourselves and how they have become a smaller four-legged version of us.
I considered my wife’s dog, a Maltese named Pepi recently having a Spa day at John Gagnon’s Pet Resort and an upcoming annual for my dog Sadie at her personal Physician
Today, our dogs go to the spa, get their hair and nails done, have annual wellness visits, have health insurance, were recognized by the Pope as having a soul and in some states, have Rights!
I then went further and realized our expenses for our dogs and was flabbergasted at the fact that in many ways their care exceeds the expenses put upon us for similar services. Coiffed hairs, modern clothing and in Sadie’s case the many very fashionable sweaters. For a moment I found I was a bit embarrassed at the fact that I searched for weeks trying to locate a sweater in a tartan plaid thinking it would suit her being a breed from Scotland.
Clearly, the modern dog or cat really has it made when lucky enough to find a loving family to become a part of.
When we returned to the house, I went about preparing Sadie’s breakfast whilst waiting for my coffee to brew. Again as I was scooping out measured portions of freshly cooked, very lean ground beef, mashed fresh Sweet Potato, organic rice and bottled water; I paused and thought of what I was doing.
As a boy I recalled, we simply put down a massive bowl of kibble, whatever was on sale at Ben and Leo’s market, Gravy Train and other discounted brands and an equally massive bowl of tap water for Rags a mixed breed pit bull we were given by my uncle. I do not recall Rags ever going to a pet resort and his medical visits were simply for a distemper and rabies shot and once for a procedure, not his tonsils!
Now as I write this, I can see my dog Sadie on my $5500 dollar iComfort foam bed that she evidently thinks belongs to her completely forgetting the very expensive dog lounger bed I purchased for her at Orvis. I suppose she merely allows my small space on the bed to sleep but would be aghast if I were to expect her to sleep in her own bed and I would be shunned for hours if I didn’t give her a leg up onto the massive foam piece of dog heaven.
Perhaps our pets fill a void for those of us who’ve become empty nesters or those who’ve never had children but it is an interesting fact that we have begun treating our pets as we treat ourselves and subsequently, their heath and life expectancy has improved dramatically, past twenty years and beyond. Medicine for our pets has improved and research for cures have exploded into a new, huge business which has found many new medicines for them extending life and wellness.
I am waiting for the headline that the first dog to live to forty has been born!
So I guess for this morning’s thought of the day, those of us who have pets should contemplate our own interaction with our hairy friends and how they have a very large place in our homes and families.
Today while discussing his recent gold medal win, a press person asked if Shaun White had sexually abused a woman in his band. Lena Zawaideh claimed that White had refused to pay her and further sexually harassed her filing a civil suit which was later settled.
White did admit that he sent the woman sexually suggestive text messages and had watched pornography with her in the past but that there wasn’t any impropriety, both being of adult age and both consenting.
The main issue here is that we as a society have become completely unhinged by the current movements with regard to sexual harassment and abuse.
What many seem to forget is that allegations are not indictments or proof of guilt and that people have the right to due process to prove their innocence. Not to be presumed guilty and then attacked, reputation destroyed by an overzealous press or vengeful adversary.
The media in its “Dirty Laundry” fashion really doesn’t care about the truth or veracity of an accusation and consequently treats any rumor, water cooler statement and un-named source as fact. Hardly fair reporting or fair dealing to a person who might be the victim of a false statement or report. And many false reports have been lodged against innocent people with devastating results.
The main point is, if a person claims to have been sexually abused or that they’ve been a victim of sexual harassment, they have the right to report the incident to the proper authorities for investigation and possible prosecution. However, they do not have the right to make negative or disparaging statements to the press or media prior to that investigation being brought to fruition. If they do, and the person being accused is innocent, there must be remedy for the damage, in some cases total ruin of the innocent persons life and family.
We do need to be sensitive to those real victims of sexual abuse and harassment but not at the cost of another citizens civil rights being violated.
Legislation must be written for these very protections providing for severe prosecutions of anyone providing false statement of sexual abuse including those in the press and media who through leaks, innuendo, rumor or false statements cause another to be damaged irreparably by those false allegations. As we have witnessed, the media has lately become a cesspool of false reporting and prone to sensationalized reports spun to give impact to a story and in most cases based on unsubstantiated information.
Until we do, many innocent, “Good” people will be destroyed by false statements and lies by irresponsible media, false news reporting or angry people claiming to be victims believing they will get revenge for a perceived misdeed.
Our congress should be seriously looking into this issue and checking abuses of the first amendment by a ratings crazed media with an agenda all their own.
Interesting, Senator Richard Blumenthal is supporting an illegal alien in defiance of the law yet as a former AG of Connecticut and as a sitting US Senator, he swore an oath to support and uphold the law of his state and then the United States of America. He further swore under oath that he would defend the US Constitution and prosecute any person or persons who violated that law.
Now however, he has decided that grandstanding for votes in favor of his oath and performance of his job is OK.
Clearly by his actions, Mr. Blumenthal himself is a criminal violating the law of the land by being an accessory to, and in support of people who continue to violate our law and Constitution for self-serving purposes.
I tend to agree with James Woods on the subject. He said, “What is so difficult to comprehend about this issue? These people came here illegally, continue to remain in violation of the law, take advantage of the systems and benefits that should go to actual Americans and most don’t bother to make an effort to become Americans because our elected public servants by action and words are saying its ok?”
So, if anyone is wondering why we have such poor public servants, it’s because we allow them to make decisions for us when we should be telling them what we want. This is the first stage of totalitarianism.
A system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.
“Democratic countries were fighting against totalitarianism”
We have borne the burden of the UN for far too long, evidence that we should look very closely at all those countries in the UN and perhaps some of our alleged fair weather allies.
We pay other countries dues, foot the bill, offer a building and some of the most expensive real estate on the planet on our dime and the UN continually goes contrary to everything we do.
The UN SHOULD be moved to another country, let someone else do what we do and prove that all these nations are TRULY united.
POTUS Trump should should make this one of his “Easy” decisions. Clearly he believes that the United Nations is providing little to no real advances in world affairs and he also understands that there are many in the UN who are simply going along for a free ride.
One final thought is this, if the United Nations is doing such a great job and all of the countries who make it up agree, then why wouldn’t another country like the UK, Germany or France want to have is located in their own country for a period.
To truly be United, every entity who makes up the organization should take full responsibility for, provide security for and foot the bill for the others.
Its only fair, we have had the responsibility since 1945.
Dear Senator Murphy,
First I wish to thank you for answering my letter and can appreciate you’re quite busy with your office and responsibilities.
In reading, studying and investigating history I found out a great deal about gun laws and legislation both in states and on the federal level.
Many of the arguments I have heard from pro gun legislators are incorrect.
First, there is no legal way for anyone to own a fully automatic weapon in this country, the automatic weapons act of 1934 specifically outlaw all military style and all fully automatic weapons. Fully automatic weapons are those that dispense more that one round per squeeze of the trigger. So, for all those who claim it’s possible to obtain a fully automatic weapon legally, they are spreading inaccurate propaganda.
Likewise, there have been gun control acts in 1920, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34 (mentioned above), 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 68, 70, 74, 86, 90 and 2011. I believe that if one were to study this information that is based on factual and federally written Gun Control legislation they would find precious little to create new legislation for.
Next, the argument that taking legal Guns will prevent violence is absurd. You yourself said that during the Dallas incident, there were armed citizens along with the heavily armed police and nobody could prevent the shooting and carnage from happening and the armed citizens were NOT breaking the law. This is a key point, an honest citizen with a legal weapon will not have a first thought to shoot at anybody. Clearly, this indicates another fact, no matter which incident is discussed, the taking of legal weapons from honest citizens will NOT prevent violence as nobody can know what is in a persons heart or mind.
You want stop violence, deal with the mentally ill in this country. Democratic Senator Creigh Deeds was attacked and stabbed by his mentally ill son Gus because there was no available hospital for 24-year-old Gus to go to. So, this mentally ill young man attacked and very nearly killed his father whom was described to be his most loved person in the world. Would outlawing a knife have prevented the attack? Certainly not!
Likewise, the issue at Sandy Point elementary, a case of a mentally deranged young man who was supplied guns by his mother who became the first victim of her mistake. Adam Lanza would have successfully caused carnage no matter what his target was or what weapon he chose and this proved out in this tragedy.
I think that it is interesting that off all of your pet projects one of the most important to your constituents save the economy is term limits on all public servants and I haven’t once heard you on this issue.
Certainly, the founding father never meant for Public Service to be a full time job or lifetime career.
Unfortunately, because of lifetime politicians, we have more corruption and more misuse of federal power and more and more reductions in our liberty.
I truly hope that we get somebody of courage and conviction that is honest enough to bring forth laws pertaining to term limits, eight years for life for any position from the president down.
Washington was coaxed to stay for a second tern and he stated clearly that he wanted to be home with his wife and family on his farm and that he abhorred the idea of becoming a ruler of multiple term.
“There need be new blood in office constantly to check the possibility of corruption and bring new ideas to the offices that the serve in”.
Our elected public servants have become career politicians and have abused the trust of the people they serve for far too long.
I would applaud your getting involved in the endeavor and cease trying to abridge our civil liberties with trickle down legislation.
You would be remembered as having a career of conviction and honesty that is sorely lacking in current Politicians and Politics these days.
Rance V. Carli
SECURITY AND SAFETY
PUTTING AMERICA FIRST PROTECTING NATIONAL SECURITY: President Donald J. Trump’s top priority is the security of the American people and the American homeland.
- President Trump has prioritized rebuilding and empowering the military to restore national security. During his first 100 days, the President has:
- Advocated increasing the national security budget by $54 billion to end years of devastating sequestration.
- Empowered the commanders in the field to make decisions.
- Saved hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars by negotiating with defense companies.
- President Trump has stood up to countries that have threatened our national security after years of failed diplomacy. During his first 100 days, the President has:
- Sent a message to the world with his swift and decisive order to strike the Syrian air base which launched the horrific chemical attack on innocent civilians
- Further isolated Syria and Russia at the United Nations after successful diplomacy with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
- Placed sanctions on Syria for their use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians.
- Placed sanctions on Iran for violating the international agreement that had been put in place to limit Iran’s ballistic missile programs.
- Continued to work to isolate North Korea and is in the process of repositioning military assets to confront the regime’s provocative missile tests.
AMERICA FIRST DIPLOMACY: President Trump has rebuilt America’s standing in the world and forged stronger ties with our allies.
- President Trump has actively reached out to world leaders to advance American interests and build relationships. During his first 100 days President Trump has:
- Made 68 calls with 38 different world leaders.
- Hosted 16 bilateral meetings with world leaders.
- President Trump negotiated with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to free American charity worker Aya Hijazi, her husband, and four other humanitarian workers.
RESTORING LAW AND ORDER TO AMERICA’S IMMIGRATION SYSTEM: President Trump has made restoring order to America’s borders and immigration a cornerstone of his agenda.
- President Trump has already had an effect on illegal immigration, with crossings at the southern border now at a 17-year low, even as this is typically one of busiest times of the year.
- Illegal crossings on the southern border have fallen by 61 percent since January.
- President Trump is following through on his promise to the American people to build a wall on the southern border.
- Signed an Executive Order to establish funding for the border wall’s construction.
- Accepted hundreds of bids for the construction of the wall.
- President Trump is taking action to make sure immigration laws are enforced across the country so all Americans can be on an even playing field.
- Directed a halt of funding to jurisdictions that do not comply with immigration laws.
- Prioritized criminal immigration enforcement, including ending ‘catch-and-release.’
- Directed the hiring of 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and agents and 5,000 Customs and Border Patrol agents.
- Under President Trump’s direction, the Department of Justice is hiring more immigration judges to deal with the backlog in immigration courts.
- As hiring takes place, judges are being reassigned to twelve cities to speed up processing.
RESTORING PUBLIC SAFETY TO AMERICAN COMMUNITIES: President Trump has been steadfast in his approach to addressing our nation’s most pressing public safety issues.
- President Trump directed a comprehensive approach to tackle transnational criminal organizations and international drug traffickers, such as the cartels that plague the southern border.
- President Trump ordered the formation of a task force aimed at reducing violent crime that has spiked in recent years.
- President Trump is restoring law enforcement’s faith that they are protected by increasing the prosecution of people who threaten law enforcement officers.
A PROMISE TO MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN: President Trump promised that the safety and security of the American people was a top priority in his mission to Make America Great Again.
A GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: For too long the Washington swamp worked for itself; President Donald J. Trump is reforming the Government to work for the American people.
- President Trump implemented tough ethical standards to ensure his Administration works for the American people and not itself.
- Tough new lobbying standards for political appointees, including a five-year ban on lobbying and a lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign countries.
- Elevated ethics compliance within the White House Counsel office.
- President Trump donated his paycheck to the National Park Service, following through on his promise to the American people.
- President Trump is keeping his promise to the American people to reform the Government to better address the needs of the American people.
- Signed a temporary hiring freeze on federal employees, to make sure that taxpayer dollars were not going to waste.
- Required a comprehensive plan to reorganize the Executive Branch.
- Making sure needless regulations do not hinder Americans by signing a “one in, two out” regulation executive memorandum.
- Created the Office of American Innovation aimed at streamlining and improving government for future generations.
- President Trump’s budget blueprint takes a sober look at how to responsibly spend federal taxpayer dollars and seeks to streamline government.
- Largest proposed cut to non-defense spending since the Reagan Administration.
- President Trump has put in place strict deadlines for stakeholders and Cabinet agencies to report findings and progress.
- President Trump followed through on his promise to the American people and got Neil Gorsuch confirmed as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF ALL AMERICANS: President Trump has taken action to help marginalized communities neglected by past Administrations.
- After years of scandal and failing healthcare, President Trump has taken action to expand access to care for America’s veterans.
- Authorized appointments at Veterans Affairs have increased by 42 percent.
- For the first time, accurate and up-to-date wait times and quality of care information is available online.
- The President signed an extension of the Veterans Choice Program so veterans have expanded healthcare options.
- The Department of Veterans Affairs has expanded access to mental health care.
- President Trump created a commission and focused grants to tackle the opioid epidemic that has increasingly plagued our country.
- President Trump took action to closely work with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, prioritizing these critical institutions after neglect in the previous administration.
- Under President Trump’s leadership, Secretary Carson has gone on a national listening tour, to ensure the local HUD field offices are held accountable to the citizens they serve.
- Under President Trump’s leadership, Secretary DeVos has increased stakeholder engagement and rolled back harmful regulations to ensure America’s schools are helping students.
A FOREIGN POLICY THAT LISTENS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: President Trump’s America First foreign policy restores the voice of the American people in world affairs.
- President Trump is standing up to the U.N.’s false and defamatory anti-Israel bias and forcing it to confront threats to the world’s security. At the U.N., the United States is:
- Removing a blatantly biased report against Israel.
- Condemning Russia’s occupation and aggression in Crimea.
- Calling out Iran’s ballistic missile launch.
- President Trump is supporting our allies across the world, while making sure everyone lives up to their agreements. The United States is:
- Working with NATO member so all countries contributed what they’ve agreed.
- Supported Montenegro’s inclusion into NATO.
- President Trump negotiated to save costs on the F-35 fighter jet that saved over $700 million in taxpayer money while helping America’s national security.
A PROMISE TO HOLD THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE: President Trump promised that he would drain the Washington swamp and restore accountability to Government.
GETTING GOVERNMENT OUT OF THE WAY: President Donald J. Trump has done more to stop the Government from interfering in the lives of Americans in his first 100 days than any other President in history.
- President Trump has signed 13 Congressional Review Acts in his first 100 days, more than any other President, as part of his mission to get the Government out of the way of the American people.
- President Obama signed zero Congressional Review Acts in his first 100 days.
- President W. Bush signed 1 Congressional Review Act in his first 100 days.
- The Wall Street Journal Editorial: “So far the Trump Administration is a welcome improvement, rolling back more regulations than any President in history.”
TAKING EXECUTIVE ACTION: President Trump has used his office to get more done in his first 100 days than any other President since Franklin Roosevelt.
- President Trump signed 32 Executive Orders in his first 100 days to make sure his agenda is carried across the Government.
- President Obama signed 19 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
- President W. Bush signed 11 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
- President Clinton signed 13 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
- President H.W. Bush signed 11 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
- President Reagan signed 18 Executive Order in his first 100 days.
- President Carter signed 16 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
- President Nixon signed 15 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
- President Johnson signed 26 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
- President Kennedy signed 23 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
- President Eisenhower signed 20 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
- President Harry Truman signed 25 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
- President Roosevelt signed 9 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
A SLEW OF LEGISLATION SIGNED: Despite historic Democrat obstructionism, President Trump has worked with Congress to pass more legislation in his first 100 days than any President since Eisenhower.
- President Trump has worked with Congress to sign 28 bills into law in his first 100 days of his Administration.
- President Obama signed 11 bills into law in his first 100 days.
- President W. Bush signed 7 bills into law in his first 100 days.
- President Clinton signed 24 bills into law in his first 100 days.
- President H.W. Bush signed 18 bills into law in his first 100 days.
- President Reagan signed 9 bills into law in his first 100 days.
- President Carter signed 22 bills into law in his first 100 days.
- President Nixon signed 9 bills into law in his first 100 days.
- President Johnson signed 10 bills into law in his first 100 days.
- President Kennedy signed 26 bills into law in his first 100 days.
- President Eisenhower signed 22 bills into law in his first 100 days.
- President Trump signed 55 bills into law in his first 100 days.
EARLY PROGRESS: In just the first few months of President Donald J. Trump’s Administration, the U.S. economy has already made promising strides in the job market and beyond.
- In just the first few months of President Trump’s term, the United States economy created 533,000 new jobs.
- 99,000 new construction jobs were created.
- 49,000 new manufacturing jobs were created.
- 27,000 new mining jobs were created.
- The current United States unemployment rate is at its lowest level since May 2007, at 4.5 percent.
- The current United States Hispanic unemployment level is at its lowest level since March 2007, at 5.1 percent.
- United States exports reached a two 2-year high in the month of February 2017.
BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN THE AMERICAN ECONOMY: Since President Trump’s election, economic indicators have responded with record confidence to his prosperity-focused agenda.
- American households, consumers and investors are feeling a renewed optimism towards the United States economy.
- Pew Research: Americans currently hold the most positive assessment of the United States economy since 2007.
- The weekly Gallup Economic Confidence Index turned positive shortly after President Trump’s election and has remained positive for 22 consecutive weeks.
- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index recently soared to its highest level in more than 16 years.
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up over 12 percent since Election Day 2016
- America’s business community, ranging from corporate executives to small businesses, from home builders to manufacturers, are experiencing historic levels of confidence in the United States economy.
- The Business Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Index recently jumped 19 points, the largest jump since 2009.
- The Gallup Small Business Index reflects that small business owners are the most optimistic they have been since July 2007.
- The National Association of Manufacturers Outlook Survey reflects that manufactures currently hold their highest level of optimism in the survey’s 20-year history.
- The National Association of Home Builders Confidence Index currently is among the highest levels seen in 12 years.
PRIORITIZING JOB CREATION: Using his experience in business, President Trump has been working alongside the business community and executing an agenda to spur job creation.
- President Trump has worked hand-in-hand with the private sector to get companies re-investing in America.
- Charter Communications announced it was investing $25 billion in the United States and would hire 20,000 American workers in the next four years.
- Exxon Mobil Corporation announced it was investing $20 billion in the United States which would create more than 45,000 jobs.
- Intel announced it was investing $7 billion in a new factory in the United States, supporting over 10,000 jobs.
- President Trump has implemented historic ‘Buy American, Hire American’ policies to create domestic opportunities. These policies:
- Ensure American industries are not harmed by unfair competition.
- Favor American made products over foreign products.
- Our visa system isn’t abused at the expense of American workers.
- President Trump has taken action to spur job creation in America’s energy industry and beyond.
- Cleared the roadblocks to construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and recently formally approved the project.
- Declared the Dakota Access Pipeline serves the national interest and initiated its construction.
- Directed that new pipeline construction and repair work use materials and equipment from the United States.
CUTTING BURDENSOME GOVERNMENT RED TAPE: President Trump has vigorously followed through on his pledge to get government out of the way of job creation and economic growth.
- The American Action Forum estimates that all of the regulatory actions taken by the Trump administration so far could produce more than $86 billion in savings for taxpayers.
- President Trump’s pro-growth actions could generate more than $18 billion in annual regulatory savings for businesses, investors, and consumers.
- President Trump has taken action to remove job-killing regulations and bring broad long-term reform to the United States’ bloated regulatory regime. The President has:
- Signed into law 13 Congressional Review Acts – removing harmful Obama-era regulations – the most of any president in history.
- Required that for every new Federal regulation, two existing regulations be eliminated.
- Ordered each agency establish a regulatory reform task force to identify costly and unnecessary regulations.
- President Trump has begun stripping the regulatory burdens off of America’s energy industry.
- Rescinded four Obama executive actions that stifled American energy through the Energy Independence Policy.
- Stopped the “Stream Protection Rule” from causing further harm to the coal industry.
- Eliminated an energy regulation that put domestic extraction companies at an unfair disadvantage.
- President Trump ordered the review of the WOTUS rule to evaluate whether it is stifling economic growth or job creation.
- President Trump streamlined the Federal permitting processes for domestic manufacturing.
- President Trump ordered a reexamination of Obama-era emission standards that were putting pressure on the U.S. auto industry.
- President Trump reduced the financial burden put upon Americans by Obamacare.
PUTTING THE PROSPERITY OF THE AMERICAN WORKER FIRST: Following years of reckless trade deals that have disadvantaged the American worker, President Trump has taken immediate action on trade.
- President Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
- President Trump is cracking down on unfair trade practices to ensure the American worker comes first again. The President has:
- Put America’s steel industry and national security first by responding to unfair foreign practices.
- Enhancing enforcement of those who violate the United States’ trade and customs laws.
- Ordered a report on major U.S. trade deficits so that additional actions can be taken to allow American workers to fairly compete.
A PROMISE TO MAKE AMERICA PROSPEROUS AGAIN: President Trump promised that reinvigorating America’s economic prosperity was the top priority in his mission to Make America Great Again.
Today, at the urging of his peers in the Democratic Party, Senator Al Franken is expected to resign his seat in the Senate. This following the resignation of his compatriot John Conyers for similar allegations of sexual misconduct.
But what sets Franken apart is the fact that he recently claimed that he can’t remember the actions that have brought him to this point even though he apologized to the first of his accusers, admitting that he may have acted inappropriately.
Clearly, narcissistic behavior by people in positions of power is not a surprise and has been happening for many years, millennia in fact. Any person who has an elevated position, especially for an extended period presents a risk for this kind of corruption and abuse. Not to say that all would be corrupted but with absolute, long term power for an extended period of time, many have proved that they were corrupted over the long term.
Franken is not the first and certainly won’t be the last but it’s clear in the case of John Conyers, the length of his tenure may well have had a great deal to do with his behavior.
There is no doubt that there should be term limits for senators just as there is for the President and term limits would certainly check the possibility of one becoming corrupted and developing narcissistic behavior if only allowed two four year terms.
In the case of Franken, if he truly can’t remember his actions after a short period of time, how can he be expected to represent his constituents in Minnesota? Can his memory be trusted when he presents and argument on the floor of the Senate? And finally, if he can’t remember his abhorrent behavior toward these victims, can he be trusted to remain in his position without the fear of recidivism? Not likely.
If Franken and those like him remain, the Democratic National Convention will suffer irreparably. Perhaps its time for a change and maybe the people should demand term limits now to check the possibility of long term power corrupting our democratic process.
Last night at UCONN, Lucien Wintrich who was invited to speak was arrested for Breech of Peace for speaking about “Its Ok to be White”
Curious, as soon as someone other than those of color show pride in their heritage they are attacked.
But what’s even more disconcerting is that our educational institutions are stoking the flames of racial intolerance and preaching an agenda of hatred in the name of being politically correct. Likewise they are molding young minds to think that the radical left is the only “right” way to be, think or behave.
What should concern most people though is that their children are not only being taught what the need to obtain their educations but are being bombarded with Ultra Liberal tripe meant to twist their view of what this country is all about in an effort to bring them into the fold of socialism and even communism in some cases.
This clearly isn’t what most parents want their children to be taught. Likewise, the political agendas of these professors and educational institutions aren’t required course study and are in fact a negative influence on our young people.
Last year, Trinity Professor Johnny Eric Williams wrote, “White People are Ass Holes and Need to Die!”
The College claimed that they didn’t see anything wrong with what he said and after a short hiatus which the they said was due to their investigation but actually due to Mr. Williams hiding, he was returned to full teaching duties.
What the College did not expect was that many people, Legacies who donate heavily to Trinity stopped donations and some pulled their kids out of the school.
What political correctness is doing is NOT teaching racial harmony but rather, shame and embarrassment at being Caucasian.
So, what UCONN and institutions like it are actually doing is showing that 1) There is no place for anything but liberal thinking. 2) Being white isn’t to be tolerated. And 3) Anyone who disagrees must be insane and if not, must be attacked physically and taken out.
So this is what our country has come to, those entrusted to un-biasedly teach our children are using the platform to turn them into obedient, well-educated subversive socialists.
Perhaps the conservative populous should be taking a close look at this. Yes, in electing Donald Trump they may have won the battle but by attrition they will ultimately lose the war.
Recently in the news, we have been witness to a rash of sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood over movie stars and producers alike, committing sexually deviant acts toward various other folks in that industry. Greats like Cosby, Weinstein and now even Spacey and Hoffman have had stories describing sexually unsavory behavior and possibly, charges of rape and forced sexual acts disclosed to the public.
What is surprising is the extent with which the charges and accusations have been developing and flying about and further, that all of these alleged “Progressive’s” would make the Marquis de Sade look like a Cub Scout.
Likewise, all these same “Beautiful People” are up to their eyeballs in support for the DNC and the socialist agenda in Washington.
Many politicians including Hillary Clinton regularly and, most willingly take money from these same people embracing them with open arms and drooling at the chance to be seen among them or have them campaign for their political gain.
It’s really not a surprise to anyone who knows anything about show business. The idea that this has just started happening in Hollywood is absurd and the political animals who pal around with and take donations from these same deviant persons are just as bad as those they so desperately wish to be associated with.
So, what does this say for those same politicians? Clinton openly said she was aghast by the allegations against her one time friend Weinstein but also came out stating flatly that she wouldn’t think of returning the money that Mr. Weinstein donated to her.
Further, many of these same politicians who’ve received great sums of money from movie stars, producers and directors have done so at the expense of those being abused and those they took an oath to serve and protect.
Aghast is a perfect word as is deplorable and both were Ms. Clinton’s words at one time or another. However it’s pretty clear that the people that those comments should have been directed at were she, her Hollywood associates and progressives in general.
In a world so fond of labels and tags we have a group whom, for the purpose of appearing as though they are the enlightened ones, the beautiful ones, the right ones coming out as being the corrupt ones, the contemptuous ones and the deviant ones.
Something to think about the next time you vote or the next time a group of Hollywood Progressives say, “they are boycotting making films”. We don’t need those types of politicians and we certainly don’t need the films or propaganda peddled by a group of Hippocrates who commit heinous crimes with impunity and think they’re above it all. They aren’t that good and we aren’t that naïve!