Memory Loss, Al Franken and Term Limits

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.

 

 

The Effect of Socialism in Universities

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.

 

Washington and the Hollywood Progressives

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!

 

Opioid Medication Crisis

Much like the gun control hysteria, the opioid “crisis” has become the latest in a long line of knee jerk reaction/political pandering moves by our elected public servants.
Based on the current rates of opioid overdoses, our inept public servants have legislated against the use of any opioid based, pain medication which ONLY effects those of us who go to doctors and receive medication for legitimate purposes and pain management situations.
Currently, it is illegal for doctors to prescribe more than ten tablets of any opioid medication to anyone needing the medication for the purpose of killing legitimate pain.
Further, the laws being passed as with their gun control laws ONLY prevent legal, innocent people with legitimate pain from obtaining prescription medication containing opioids.
And again, like gun control laws base this urgent need on trying to prevent people who are illegally abusing these medications for the purpose of getting high obtaining them.
This means that people with diseases like cancer, lupus and chronic fatigue syndrome will have to get out of their beds every five days and visit a physicians office to get medication or be placed inpatient at a hospital in order to deal with pain management situations.
This is absurd, public servants in their attempts to appear that they care and are working on issues produce legislation time and again that does NOT help the average, law abiding citizen but endeavors to prevent illegal activity at the expense of those who obey the law.
Consider this, if you or a family member get a disease with considerable pain, the likelihood of your being able to be home with your family has now been significantly reduced by current legislation.
Further, the possibility of people at end of life will not be able to consider the option of passing in their own home with loved ones but be relegated to a hospital facility with strangers. Not what I and many would wish when our time comes.
Our public servants continue to run amok at the expense of those who employ them. Letting it continue makes no sense at all.

Our Children Taking a Knee

This afternoon I was unfortunate enough to be listening to the local Connecticut News and heard a report that Newington high school was allowing the students to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem!

I found this very disturbing being a tax payer who’s taxes help pay the salaries for these Agenda pushing Socialist teachers and support the spineless school administrators who allow instructors to teach a student to disrespect this country and further think that the teachers in question should be called out to identify what their political leanings are doing in the teaching program of our children.

I suspect if the powers that be in the town were to be told that every person who disagrees with this policy would withhold taxes or at the very least funding for those schools that believe our children need to be programmed as socialists, they’d find their balls and stop this bullshit.

In my opinion, if an illiterate, dumbass, NFL player wants to take a knee, so be it, we will simply boycott the NFL and let them suck eggs for those exorbitant salaries they expect. The actions clearly expose the stupidity behind the NFL and the actions of its players who’ve obviously took to many hits to the head if they think they are oppressed whilst making millions.

But our children are not a canvas for the development of new mini socialist progressives as they favor being called. Our children are there to learn not become a social experiment in brainwashing.

Please let this school and those like it know that they’re NOT doing the job we expect and keep in mind the majority does not agree or pander to such actions by anyone.

If these teachers, faculty and others who are entrusted to shape our kids young minds don’t think this country is worthy of respect, they can go to work for North Korea, Cuba, Iran or any other of the many rogue or communist states that hate us for our way of life! But beware; those countries unlike our wonderful country will not hesitate to take violent action if you try to teach something against the state.

Perhaps the problem here is that these same socialist wanna-bee’s never had to defend the rights they so easily stomp all over with their lives and should spend a little time in a boot camp or forward position to “Learn” what it costs to have the rights they so detest. If I weren’t a college-educated person, I’d call them “SCUMBAGS!” But as I am, I’ll simply say, Inept, socialist, dumbasses all!

 

Friends with Benefits

The recent investigation into Harvey Weinstein has brought out some interesting bedfellows. No pun intended.

It seems that Mr. Weinstein was the darling of the political liberal elite for many years and had donated time, parties, and venues for fund raising events along with substantial donations of his own to many liberal candidates most notably Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama.

Interesting that these same former political animals have come out against their once generous benefactor claiming to be shocked or appalled by his behavior and these allegations. Makes sense most people hearing them along with the tape obtained by wiring a young model and sending the fledgling model and actress back to Weinstein’s apartment for another round of abuse albeit with the ear of the authorities along for the ride.

This same model had wished to file charges against Mr. Weinstein but the New York District Attorney said there wasn’t the evidence needed to obtain an indictment.

Now we have many similar cases coming to light about Mr. Weinstein’s illegal sexually deviant, extra curricular activities which has brought out a call for investigations.

Some high powered women in the acting industry are telling their own stories about Mr. Weinstein. Strange that these same woman of power never brought allegations against this sexual deviant while they were clawing their way to the top of the acting profession making one question the reason.

We have to wonder how many times Mr. Weinstein was protected because of his status as a rich, generous producer and further, why those who profited by him and are now back peddling haven’t returned that tainted money or at least donated it to Shelters for Victims of Sexual Abuse?

Perhaps Mr. Obama and Ms. Clinton knew all along that Mr. Weinstein was prone to this type of behavior, maybe even protecting him at one time or another. What IS clear is that neither of these now “Appalled” former politicians who have disowned Mr. Weinstein have offered to return the money they accepted for their campaigns which make their outrage questionable at best.

Finally, as the investigation gets traction and the multitudes of alleged victims come forward it will be interesting to see how far those once protective authorities will go to prosecute this man who used his power, money and political connections for ill purposes.

Gun Control and Las Vegas

Today, The two senators from Connecticut started the call for Gun Control. This again due to the mass shooting in Nevada.

Unfortunately their arguments are, as usual, wrong.

The weapons this man used were mostly fully automatic, military grade and have been outlawed since the passing of the automatic weapons act of 1934.

Thus far there have been Gun Control acts in 1920, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34 (mentioned above), 35, 37, 38, 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 our two senators were to actually read the legislation already on the books they’d realize that there currently are many laws protecting the average American from terror attacks both domestic and foreign.

In point of fact, our junior Senator Chris Murphy has, on multiple occasions tried to pass legislation that was later found to already exist on the federal books. This due to his not reading any of the legislation we currently have and he admitted as much to me in a letter; far too much to read for a busy senator.

Further, to state that Gun Control would have stopped the carnage in Las Vegas or Newtown is completely absurd.

The man in Las Vegas obviously purchased weapons that were fully automatic illegally, had no record or reason for suspicion and could not have been stopped by more gun laws.

As horrible as these mass shooting events are, they pale in comparison to the carnage by drugs in overdoses.

The fact is, as long as there are mentally ill people and a black market for weapons, there will be incidents like these and no matter how much political intervention or laws are applied, they will NEVER stop a person with murderous intent.

In my opinion, if the esteemed gentlemen in Washington want to curb the violence, they should be looking at the problem of mental illness in this country along with application of the existing laws with an emphasis on those who sell black market weapons.

If those who were selling these military grade weapons on the street were to receive sentences of 20 years to life with no hope for parole, this would provide the deterrent that would curb the violence.

And if our Senators in Connecticut truly want to stop these events from happening, they should put teeth into the law, push the FBI and BATF to hunt for illegal weapons merchants and put them away for life.

Gun Control laws ONLY prevent law-abiding people from obtaining a weapon and these politicians know it. Most of them carry guns including our Connecticut Senators and Governor who think its ok for them to have a gun but not those who employ them.

Truth is, the politicians simply want everyone unarmed so they can more easily control the populous which is why the Second amendment was included in our constitution, to prevent a hostile government from taking the power away from the people and becoming rulers.

 

Just Another Inept Opinion

IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde today stated that she felt that President Trump’s speech before the United Nations was primarily rhetoric and was reckless.

She claims to have been in Korea and seen what they face in that country and that the speech did nothing but inflame the problems they are experiencing.

“I’m not particularly interested in rhetoric’s. I’m far more interesting in the realities,” she said.

This is most interesting when one considers this woman “realities” include being successfully prosecuted for Crimes in France. The Cour de Justice de la République, a French court that considers cases against current and former government ministers, found Ms. Lagarde guilty of criminal charges linked to the misuse of public funds when she was France’s finance minister nearly a decade ago. But the court did not impose a fine or a sentence.

The mere fact that she is still the Managing Director of the IMF or International Monetary Fund makes one wonder if the IMF is inept or a bundle of thieves. It also calls to question why CBS seems to have been so enthralled by her presence and seemed to Charm the celebrated socialist Charlie Rose who couldn’t seem to get enough of her. Guess like minds stick together.

Here we have CBS again interviewing people of questionable character who are giving opinions on the performance of a sitting president! To what end?

I think that if CBS is feverishly searching for any possible issues with the POTUS and they should at least ask questions of someone who actually knows how this country is run; stop bringing in low level heads of organizations that have nothing to do with the the United States except for trying to inject their own politics or agenda.

Clearly, this visit was turned into a POTUS bashing event for the CBS morning dregs and they continually do things of this nature to try and make up negative press about our president. In my opinion, Ms. Lagarde would be better served trying to improve the lot of her French compatriots perhaps by replacing the “Mis-Handled” funds that disappeared on her watch or maybe doing some community service to atone for her mis-deeds.

Either way, we do not need people of different countries coming here to critique the performance of our President especially when they have issues of their own that should be dealt with. Many of a highly questionable nature.

Ms. Lagarde would have had more credibility if she resigned from the IMF and the IMF, if they removed her if she refused to go. Perhaps she used some trump card to keep her planted at the Helm of the IMF but one wonders what the next mis-step will be taken by this woman and how far she will continue mis-stepping before they actually do something about it?

Again, one mans opinion

 

 

 

 

The Dream Act

This morning President Trump stated that the Dream Act, signed into law by Mr. Obama through executive order was unconstitutional and therefore illegal.

He went further to say that if this was something that was meant to be permanent it should have been addressed by congress not just allowed to continue indefinitely which is what has happened with this act and many from the last administration.

“Perhaps the best way to handle this would be to have these young people go into a program where they join the Armed services of the United States and be offered a deal wherein, they serve their tour, receive an education through the branch that they serve and leave with an honorable discharge, degree and Citizenship”.

This drew the immediate ire of those who feel that they should be allowed to just come in, stay, protest and take advantage of our country at will.

What is amusing is that the group that picketed the White House numbered just over 30 people which indicates that these same people who claim they want to be allowed to stay, don’t have the character or conviction to show up in support of this act and their alleged rights as illegal aliens.

 

In pondering the Presidents idea on the issue it dawned on me that his solution is quite brilliant. Young people who in many cases come from broken homes, naturally through no fault of their own, are here and a burden on the taxpayer of the country.

By requiring service in our military, these same young people would learn responsibility, learn the meaning of being a citizen, would have served their new future country, been given an education that would prepare them for going into the “New World” as contributing members of society and would receive their citizenship instantly upon successfully completing the program.

Taxpayer money would be being spent on a completely positive result and no taxing the populous for young people who might not succeed on their own.

One thing is certain, the population paying taxes and working in this country would be better served if these same young people would come into the country legally, offering some benefit to their neighbors and society instead of simply wanting to stay because they want to, offering nothing to this country in return.

In my mother’s family, my uncles were Canadian citizens and when they came to this country, they entered the armed forces, United States Army Airborne, served full tours and became citizens after they returned. They gave of their time to their new home and there is no reason why these young people shouldn’t do the same.

Perhaps the powers that be should consider some of the ideas our new POTUS has presented with an open mind instead of a partisan malice. Clearly, this idea has merit and for those young people to say it’s unfair and demand free reign indicates that these are likely not people we want or need in America after all.

 

One Mans Opinion

 

 

ANTIFA FINALLY SEEN AS THUGS

This is today’s entry on my blog “The Constitutional Hawk” which contains a repost of my friend Bill O’Reilly who speculates as to the turn by Democrats and left wing groups away from ANTIFA labeling them violent thugs. Even Nancy Pelosi called them out and this is what Bill thinks is happening. Good reading, Enjoy!

There was this astounding headline Monday in the Washington Post: “Black-clad antifa members attack peaceful right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley.”

Put aside the question of how the Post determined that the demonstrators were “right-wing.” What makes the headline remarkable is that a major liberal newspaper finally and accurately denounced the thugs. Antifa may be short for “anti-fascist,” but it is in fact just the opposite.

The Los Angeles Times soon chimed in, decrying “violence by far-left protesters.” And on MSNBC, of all places, Joe Scarborough blasted the antifa goons as “fascists in their behavior.”

A few far-left politicians have also joined the anti-antifa chorus. Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, who actually applauded the mob that shut down Milo Yiannopoulos in February, now wants antifa officially classified as a gang. “They come dressed in uniforms,” he observed, “and they have weapons, almost like a militia.” Hey, Mayor Arreguin, good of you to finally notice.

And the most stunning turnaround came Tuesday, when Democrat Nancy Pelosi issued a statement condemning the “people calling themselves antifa.” She added that they “deserve unequivocal condemnation.”

What makes all this notable is that just over a week ago Reuters referred to the antifa agitators as “peace activists,” while Democrats refused to say anything mean about the masked warriors. So what happened to turn the tide? Let us put forth some educated speculation.

First, professor and philosopher Noam Chomsky openly questioned antifa’s goals and tactics. Chomsky, always anti-capitalist and often anti-American, has been the guru of the radical left for decades. When he speaks, progressives listen.

Two weeks ago Chomsky described antifa as “a miniscule fringe of the Left,” and called their violence “a major gift to the right.” The professor also hammered antifa for shutting down speakers with whom it disagrees.

A few days later, professor and attorney Alan Dershowitz, another lion of the left, warned that antifa-like groups are “trying to tear down America.” He denigrated antifa as “radical, anti-American, anti-free market, socialist, communist, hard left censorial organization.”

All this criticism was pre-Berkeley, which was another black mark against the black clad antifa crew. Last weekend the left-wing gangsters assaulted a handful of people who gathered in Berkeley to march against Marxism.

The antifa radicals, their faces masked as always, chased and beat down people whom they considered Trump supporters. It was an especially ugly scene, even by antifa standards, after which more than a dozen radicals were arrested.

If antifa and other self-styled anti-fascist groups occupied the moral high ground after Charlottesville, they surrendered it last weekend in Berkeley.

But perhaps the biggest reason for the recent opinion shift is old-fashioned politics. Democrats can read polls as well as anyone else, probably better. They know that most Americans do not are repulsed by masked marauders running wild in the streets. That could explain Nancy Pelosi’s surprising statement. She desperately wants a Democratic majority in 2018, and she won’t get it by ignoring or endorsing violence.

In the Senate, the two darlings of the far left – Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders – have yet to call out antifa by name, although Senator Sanders did speak out against lefties who shout down campus speakers.

Antifa will always have supporters, especially on elite campuses. A Dartmouth lecturer named Mark Bray has become a frequent guest on mainstream networks, where he rationalizes and defends violence. Dartmouth’s president actually criticized Bray for “supporting violent protest,” a rare show of courage from a university administrator. Naturally, the left-wing Dartmouth faculty was angry not with Bray, but with the president.

But college professors aside, antifa may have overplayed its ugly hand with all the recent violence and vitriol. Pay close attention the next time there are masked antifa protesters fomenting violence and pelting cops with urine.

Law enforcement, which once looked the other way, might step in to quickly stop the madness. And Democrats, who were once acquiescent, might rise up in unison to denounce antifa.

That may be wishful thinking, but it would be a very welcome sign in extremely troubled times.