Welcome to 2019

As you may have noticed, I have not been writing lately. This was due to a death in the family. It is now time to get back to work.

There has undoubtedly been a lot going on. One thing really apparent is the hypocrisy of the left. It is unbelievable what the liberals and the left are trying to do to this nation. By just looking at the Democrats agenda, one would think they are a very dangerous organization, particularly to the longevity of this great nation.

This nation is now in need of its own Great Wall. Over 2000 years ago, China proved walls worked. Walls have also worked in other countries. So the question that begging asking is this-why doesn’t America have walls to protect our citizens?

The Democrats continue to fight President Trump on this issue. The odd thing is, only eight or nine years ago, the majority of the leadership of the DNC wanted the wall. Just check out YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZHddAyzLKk. What changed?

Oh! That’s right. Donald Trump won the election. Suddenly, the wall is hated by everyone on the left, because everyone on the left hates Donald Trump.

Because they hate President Trump, the Democrats are willing to sacrifice the safety of Americans everywhere, destroy the economy, and do whatever it takes to strike back at President Trump.

This position of the Democrats is absolutely disgusting. It is childish. It is horrible. It is amazing how the conservatives had to put up with eight years of Obama, and they did so without violence in the streets. Now the left will have to put up with eight years of President Trump. (Yes, that is right—in all likelihood because the liberals are supporting policies counter to American values and the temper tantrums they are throwing, President Trump will probably be re-elected.) What is worthy of note is the violence taking place in public. Honestly, the left is totally out of control.

As we move into 2019, many are speculating as to what might happen in the country and with the government. For anyone paying the least bit of attention, the possibilities as to what might happen are absolutely fascinating. The list of people which may be snared by the net is a Who’s Who of the most important people in Washington— on both sides of the aisle. What may happen to them ranges from absolutely nothing to charges of treason?

The bottom line is this: the liberals, the leftists, the Democrats, whatever you want to call them, are working very hard at destroying the United States as we know it. Think about it, everything they are trying to derail President Trump is counter to the safety and security of the nation.

Seriously, thousands of innocent Americans have been killed by illegal immigrants who were positively identified as criminals before their entry to the United States. Yet they still were allowed into the country, and the Democrats are standing with them.

This is equivalent to allowing anyone to walk through your front door without your consent. Let me ask you a serious question, do you think any of the Democrats would allow a stranger into their home unannounced?

Here is another aspect that shows the hypocrisy of the left, particularly the leadership of the party. Take a look at any of the homes occupied by the leaders of the Democrats. Each of their houses is surrounded by a solid wall, typically six to eight feet high.

Why is a wall right for them but not for the rest of us?

Oh yeah, it parallels their concept of the 2nd Amendment. We little people should be denied the right to bear arms, but their bodyguards are excused from any sort of compliance taking away their guns.

But that is another story, fodder for another blog…

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Toxic Masculinity

I have not seen Gillette’s toxic masculinity commercial in a while. Did they drop it? Did they figure it out? Did their sales fall through the basement? Personally, I found that commercial incredibly offensive.

There was another aspect I found interesting about the commercial. One day shortly after it aired, I found myself in need of new razors. I am not a shopping kind of guy. I go into a store and pick up the same items I have always chosen before. I have no idea as to how long I have used Gillette razors. As I said, I buy what I’ve always bought before

But the Gillette commercial really ticked me off. And it did something else, too.

It made me look around and think about the products I was using. It made me question where I was spending my money. When I picked up the standard razors that I always used in the past, for the first time, I looked at what I was buying regarding my shaving habits. There was a Gillette razor refill in my hand. My mind immediately flashed to the toxic masculinity commercial. That made me start looking around to see what other shaving supplies the grocery store offered.

Humans are creatures of habit. Our habit patterns explain why we do things the same way over and over. We find a system that works, and we tend to stick with that system. But sometimes things change. If they change for the worse, we go back to what we were doing before. However, perhaps the change might be for the good. If that happens, it may very well incite a change in our personal habit patterns.

Such is the case with Gillette and their toxic masculinity commercial.

I picked up a Schick Hydro 5 Razor. I couldn’t think of a better time to try out a new razor. So I bought it. Then I took it home, got up the next morning, and had my first shave with a Schick razor.

Boy was I surprised! In my opinion, I discovered the Schick razor was far superior to the Gillette. Far less irritation, less razor burn, and a closer shave.

As a man, I hate shopping. I go in, pick up exactly what I need, pay for it, and leave. Now, as a result of Gillette’s toxic masculinity commercial, I may have to re-think all of the products I have been using in the past.

One thing is for sure — my face is telling me to never go back to Gillette.

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Do They Think We Are Blind?

The nation is into the second day of the 116th Congress. The Democrats wasted little time in creating a debacle. They have reinforced the idea they are not in support of the United States and have no intention of governing. Following the swearing-in ceremonies, what followed was nothing more than a bunch of name-calling and more bashing of the president.

In taking this course of action, which is to say, ignoring the will of the majority of the people, they are strengthening President Trump’s position in the 2020 election cycle.

This is a common sense situation. The Democrats want to have illegals coming to this country so that they can become a part of the group of people who vote Democratic. That’s all. Nothing more.

What Pelosi and Schumer are ignoring, along with many other Democrats, are the facts regarding illegal immigrants. Those illegals, of which the Democrats want to use to increase their base, are not the women and children they would like everyone to believe makes up the majority of illegal immigrants. The Democrats are trying to sell us on the idea that the children are innocent; a very few are, but there are far too many teenaged minors who are MS-13 members.

The Democrats are also asking us to ignore the drug trafficking, the arms coming into the nation, the pedophilia, and other problems foisted upon us by illegal aliens.

Lately, new pages have popped up on Facebook by the group http://www.TheRemembranceProject.org. At the start of the New Year, there were many entries from the Remembrance Project on Facebook. However, many of those pages have disappeared off of the liberal left-leaning Facebook. Does Zuckerberg think we are going to forget? Do the liberals think we will overlook what they are doing? Do the Democrats think we are so ignorant as not to see what they are doing?

Another website tracking individuals killed or harmed by illegals in this country is http://www.fairus.org.  Check out this page — http://www.fairus.org/issue/illegal-immigration/examples-serious-crimes-illegal-aliens. While the Democrats try to tug everyone’s emotional heartstrings with examples of unsupported examples of innocent children being denied entry into the country, they are overlooking the sad facts of all of the innocent Americans harmed by illegals coming into this country.

The blood of all the innocent people—women and girls raped or killed, police officers gunned down, innocent victims murdered by illegal aliens driving drunk—all of it is on the hands of Pelosi and Schumer and the rest of the Democrats.

The bottom line is this: the Democrats are out to destroy this nation. They are in this game to do anything to counter President Trump. They are willing to plunge the country into a depression if it would show the Trump administration as a failure.

Unfortunately for them, the Trump administration is turning out to be the most successful in the history of the United States. And that is driving them mad.

By the time 2020 rolls around, they are going to lose and lose big.

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Obviously all those things are false

Jim Acosta of CNN was in Tampa reporting on President Trump’s Florida visit. His reporting was pretty outrageous. It was apparent he failed to understand what was going on, and he defiantly told Wolf Blitzer that he was going to continue reporting regardless of what the Floridians around him were chanting.

Acosta told Blitzer the people were saying bad things about CNN. “…there is a chorus of boos and other chants in this Trump crowd.”

Acosta said he heard things like “CNN sucks,” “go home,” and of course the favorite public reflection on CNN as a purveyor of “fake news.”

Acosta vowed to continue reporting on the event regardless of what he was hearing from the crowd around him. Good for him, he is at least trying to do his job. He told Blitzer that he was going to keep reporting news about the Tampa rally to all of their viewers. To which Blitzer replied, “As you should, all right Jim.”

Acosta and Blitzer, their bosses, and those who work underneath them at CNN are utterly clueless. They do not understand most of America has lost faith in our media. They fail to realize that many Americans are gathering news from other sources (from beyond our borders) to get a clear picture of what is going on in our nation. One of the most critical aspects of CNN and other liberal media outlets is their lack of understanding that we, the people, have caught them lying to us. Hence the concept of “fake news.”

Various media organizations need to understand that we are tired of it, which is why we are tuning them out. They don’t get the concept that many of the public believe their reporting is totally unreliable. Particularly on the part of CNN. Consequently, their news reporting is not worth a plug nickel. (As reflected in the ratings…)

President Trump has done a masterful job in helping the average American out of the slump Obama put us in. The mainstream media continues to report everything they can dig up detrimental to this President’s administration.

The liberal press is doing all they possibly can to prevent President Trump’s success. Many liberals have voiced the opinion that if it takes a recession and the suffering of the American people, then so be it. They are actually betting against us! Looking for us to writhe in the agony of failed finances. The truth is, it is the elitist left that is suffering the consequences of financial ruin. Hollywood’s movies are flopping, the big three TV networks are failing, and leftwing newspapers are losing advertising and subscription revenues at a phenomenal rate. Breaking news for all of you running the leftist media machine — we are not going to put up with it.

In his discussion with Blitzer, Acosta made the remark, “Obviously all those things are false.” This pertained to what the people around him were chanting about CNN, the mainstream media, and liberals in general.

No, Jim, all those things are not false. And here’s a news scoop for you… When November comes, there will be no “blue wave.” The news that evening will be very reminiscent of the 2016 election when all the leftist media hacks sat around crying on the air. The majority of us are tired of putting up with what you believe is “news.” You are lying to us, and we have caught you in the lies, and we’re done with it.

And here’s another newsflash for you: President Trump will win his reelection bid in 2020.

Count on it.

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The Connection

Something is seriously wrong with the county school systems in every state of the country. Teachers are unable to do their jobs because of a few disruptive students. Many students lack the motivation, desire, and excitement to learn. The majority do not like to read. When confronted, parents rail at the teachers rather than looking for solutions to their children’s problems. Or they place the blame on the teachers, rather than looking in the mirror at the actual cause of the problem. When the parents complain, the administration backs the parents rather than the teachers. This tends to push our really good teachers closer to the private sector.

And then you have the bullying issue, which, unfortunately, tends to turn very ugly.

All of these factors combined tend to turn many young people off from school. This is a shame because the more you know, the more you realize the world is a really beautiful place. The more education you have, the better you can see what is really happening in the world. Additionally, there tends to be a correlation between wages and knowledge. The more you know, usually the more money you make.

Because many kids are treated horribly in the school system, there is a tendency for them to shy away from school. That’s sad. But not nearly as disturbing as the concern they are not getting any sort of education before they are out the door as dropouts or subpar graduates. Dropouts and ill-prepared graduates are not suitable for the country.

Looking at the dismal news about our educational system brings up the question, how do we fix this? It’s a hard question to answer. Many young parents today are asking themselves this question on a daily basis. A good percentage of them have come to the conclusion that parochial schools, private institutions, and homeschooling are the only real answers to our failing school systems.

One significant problem with the public educational system is overcrowding. When you place so many students in a confined space, yes, they are difficult to manage, and it tends to lead to flaring tempers—hence, the bullying. There is also the question of influence; unfortunately, it is not the excellent student influencing the bad students, it is always the other way around.

So why do we have all these problems in our public schools?

Is there a possible connection between poor behavior and the lack of God’s influence in the school system? Might some students who don’t quite grasp the higher concepts of math, physics, English, science, and other pre-college courses do better if they had some other outlet, such as shop? Band? Cooperative education? Business internships? Life-courses? Oh, wait! Those are no longer in the curriculum.

So we have a lot of students, just kids, packed into a confined space with access to social media. Kids who also lack life-coping skills because we no longer teach those. Not at home, or in the classroom, which means the bullies are not stopped, and the victims do not know how to handle the situation.

Are you, perhaps, seeing the connection for disaster here? Many are now recognizing that real connection very clearly. It tends to manifest itself in catastrophe. It is quite obvious.

If you still don’t see the disaster of this educational problem, search the Internet with terms like, “Sandyhook,” “Parkland,” and “Santa Fe.”

By the way, confiscating guns from law-abiding citizens is not the answer. If you feel it is the answer, then perhaps you did not study history, civics, or government well enough while you were a student in school yourself.

And you certainly do not have faith in the good people who are your neighbors, one of whom may very well stop a shooter from hurting your spouse, child, parent, or yourself, should the need arise. If that were to happen, would you still feel as though he or she should have his lawfully registered and concealed gun confiscated?

Probably not. But be careful of hypocrisy.

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California Unrest

It appears as though the Democrats in California have entirely lost their minds. Each day more Californians are attacking their Democratic leaders for maintaining positions of protecting illegal aliens over the rights and well-being of citizens. Yet, the Democrats continue their stance on open borders, protecting illegal aliens, and sanctuary status.

As each day passes, more people in California have become fed up and are raising their voices in protest of the Democrats leading their government.  These residents have a healthy dose of common sense. They see reality. They understand what is going on. Still, many state and local government leaders persist in their asinine sanctuary policies.

Politics in California have gone from “odd” to “bizarre” to “unreal” to “absolutely unbelievable.” In the United States, more than 285 million people who do not live in California are wondering what the 39.7 million residents of California were thinking when they went down this path. With a little bit of analytical investigation, it becomes apparent that Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego and other metropolitan coastal communities, which comprise about a third of the total California population, have dominated Californian politics.

The people who live in those urban communities of California, as with the coastal communities on the East Coast, believe they are far superior to the rest of us. They would like to dominate the way government is run. They honestly think they know better than the majority of Californians and the rest of us. Hence, their propensity to elect Democrats.

The problem with electing Democrats is the fact that the Democratic Party has been failing for the last 50 years. This truth is very evident in democratically controlled strongholds such as Detroit, Baltimore, Washington DC, St. Louis, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other cities and counties controlled by Democrat governors, mayors, and councils.

In areas controlled by the Democratic Party, taxes are high. The economy is flat. Homelessness abounds. Crime is out of control. Property tax revenues are down. And now we have to deal with “sanctuary status.”

Many have questioned what is going on with the Democrats. Their leadership style does not include taking care of their constituency. They truly are out for their own good in the context of money and power. They do not have the best interest of the country, the people, or our future in mind.

The extreme nut jobs in the California Democrat party want to secede from the union. Maybe it is time to let that happen. If it does, the United States will be forced to take in two-thirds of the Californians as legitimate immigrants—immigrants fleeing for financial reasons.

If California secession were to happen, Congress would need to take a look at a couple of issues. One would be the absolute prohibition of any financial aid to the newly formed country. The other would be the relocation of that wall to prevent illegal Californians from coming into the United States of America.

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Walking for the 2A

Yesterday, many students around the country walked out of their classrooms in support of the Second Amendment. How refreshing! These are the students who have a sense of history, knowledge of the Second Amendment, understand the Constitution, and are the future of this nation. Unlike their liberal classmates, these young people can think and reason correctly.

Where did those abilities come from? No question – it was their parents.

It certainly was not their teachers. These young people garnered their sense of propriety from their parents or through their independent research into the importance of those concepts. Unfortunately for all of us, the public school system is filled with many liberal teachers who not only lack common sense, they continually foist liberal ideology on their charges. Not all teachers, but too many.

Because of this, many parents are opting to homeschool, send their children to parochial schools, charter schools, or seek other options for their children’s education. As a result, the public school system moves closer to failure each day.

Liberal teachers refuse to inform students that freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and that each of us has the right to bear arms built this country. It is that last caveat, the right to bear arms, which allows us to keep all the other freedoms in place.

Additionally, they refuse to teach students how our government works, but they have no problem teaching socialism or communism to our children. Something else that has come up recently is that teaching from the Bible or speaking about it in school is prohibited. However, discussions of the Koran is okay. This is very wrong.

The liberals’ agenda includes converting as many young people as possible to socialism, communism, or Sharia law. Teaching capitalism, teaching that we live in a free society, teaching history — all is taboo for the liberals. Consequently, we have this horrible division in our population.

The amusing thing about this division is that when you discuss any of these topics with a liberal, they tend to lose their minds when presented with facts. They are unable to use simple logic, and they base all of their decision making on their heart. Now, there is nothing wrong with making decisions based on compassion to help the less fortunate. There comes the point, however, at which logic and common sense are necessary for the greater good.

And that is where the educational system has failed our children and us. They are not teaching common sense, they are not teaching logic, and they certainly are not teaching history and the importance of our way of life. It is time to think about alternatives to the public school system, or as some conservative radio talk show hosts refer to it, “the government school system.” It is time to stop paying such a high price for liberal indoctrination in the public school system.

We are fortunate indeed, to have some students stand bravely head-and-shoulders above their weak-kneed classmates. There is no question these students will be the leaders in our future. They will be the strong sheepdogs who will stand the watch protecting the sheep from the wolves.

(If you do not understand the metaphor of sheep, sheepdogs, and wolves, please take a moment to read Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s excellent essay at https://www.killology.com/sheep-wolves-and-sheepdogs.)

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