The End of An Era and A New Beginning

Today, it happens. Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. President Obama’s time in the office is over.

Many people, probably about a half to two thirds of the nation, are very happy about this. Yes, we remain divided. Why are we so divided? And where is the division?

Through observation, many people believe President Obama increased the division. That division primarily is between black and white, the educated and the non-educated, but mainly as it has been throughout history, it is the division between the haves and the have not’s.

For the past eight years, the federal government under Obama’s direction, has been giving away benefits at an alarming rate. The people receiving these benefits have come to expect to always get subsidies. It is a part of the entitlement mentality. They want everything others who work for a living possess. There is, however, a disconnect between the logic of having what you want and working for it.

Today, the situation exists in which, those who don’t work still expect all of the benefits provided by those who do toil for a paycheck. Those who work, however, are very tired of having their money taken from them for the freeloaders.

Notice the intent of the previous paragraph. We are focusing on freeloaders, not those who genuinely need help. We are a compassionate people, but we are also citizens who despise other able-bodied people taking advantage of us.

It is time to put an end to those practices; it is time to stop those who are gaming the system.

In a nutshell, that is what President Trump will do. Much to the chagrin of the liberal freeloaders. It truly is the end of an era.

No more Obama-phones.

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Why Trump Tweets

It is amusing to watch the media’s reaction to President-elect Trump’s tweeting. They are very upset that they are unable to report breaking news from the new administration. They probably feel cheated out of their place, their right to bring the news to the public.

As much as they try to report what is happening in the new administration, they are stifled by Trump and others in the new administration. For their part, it appears those in Trump’s camp also do not want to work with the traditional newspapers and television talking heads.

In the meantime, Americans on both sides of the aisle are watching what is happening in and with the media. Things are not looking good for the reporters.

Why?

Because they have thrown in their lot with the left.

They are not reporting events as they should – unbiased, presentation of the facts. They routinely slant the news in the direction they believe the public should view the news. They probably believe the public lacks the ability to make good decisions about what is happening in the realm of current events.

One current event from this week is Hillary Clinton talking about “fake news.” Of all people to talk about the promulgation of fake news, she is one to take the cake. She is the woman who landed in Bosnia and had to run from her aircraft “under sniper fire.” Then there is the embarrassing fact that she told the world four brave men died in Benghazi due to “a YouTube video.” She knew all along that both events, as well as others reported by her press machine, were lies.

She, along with others of the left such as Brian Williams, have left a very bad taste in the mouths of many. When the facts of an event are well known and they left-leaning mainstream media reports otherwise are an affront to everyone with common sense and the ability to see the truth.

It is amusing to watch the left deal with irrefutable facts.

So now the White House press corps is freaking out by the fact they may very well be kicked out of the loop. As we watch what is happening in Washington, most of us down here in the trenches are not surprised.

If the press keeps reporting the news in the biased manner as they have in the past, how can anyone blame Trump for connecting directly with the public through Twitter. At least we will get the honest word.

Tweet away, Mr. Trump!

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Why Trump Won

Across America, liberals are losing their minds. They are having a hard time realizing that Donald Trump won the presidency. Many are asking, “How could this happen?”

This is how it happened.

The liberal plan, combined with policies, agendas, regulation, increases in government, higher taxes, increased debt, political correctness, and more, finally reached an unsustainable point. Americans throughout the land finally decided enough was enough. So, the silent majority spoke. Loudly.

Additionally, the liberals were lied to. They were misinformed. By whom, you ask? The NY Times and many other newspapers, all but two polling companies, and the talking heads of many television networks. The DNC’s own internal polling was so off as to almost be laughable – however – they wanted to believe Hillary would be elected so badly no one, not one of them, questioned the numbers.

Back in June 2016, I began talking about how Donald Trump was going to win this election in a landslide. I documented my views in a Facebook conversation with an old high school friend on September 6. Now we are on the cusp of the final electoral vote count totaling more than 300 for the new president.

One of the reasons the polling numbers was so off is that the pollsters did not do their jobs right. For one, they were pulling for Clinton and they allowed their polling to be skewed by their emotions. Only two polls, the LA Times and Investor’s Business Daily, correctly predicted the winner. Additionally, they were the only polls that treated all candidates equally and fairly. Because all the other polling concerns injected bias into their polling, every one of them missed the mark.

Another important aspect of the polling is that many “silent Trump supporters” refused to talk to the pollsters. Why? Because of the threat of violence from the Clinton factions. This is a very sad testament for how far the liberals have gone. When good people keep their tongues because the liberals are borderline criminal – well – that does not bode well for the liberals or the nation.

A parallel to this is the lack of Trump bumper stickers. When a person feels as though their car is going to be keyed or damaged because of their political views, well, that is just not right. Those who would do such things need to be discovered, they need to be exposed, they need to be arrested, and they need to be prosecuted. Then they need to pay restitution and go to jail.

Not everyone in the Clinton support group would go out to commit the atrocities we are seeing in the news today. Most of those rioting (and yes, it is rioting and not demonstrating) are millennials. They truly are crybabies who think that if they scream loudly and behave badly, they are going to get their way. After all, they thought they were going to get their way all along because that is what the newspapers and other media told them.

The NY Times was the leader of newspapers turning out a false narrative of Clinton as the next president. The Gray Lady has lost her place as “the newspaper of record” for the United States. Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the NYT, had to admit defeat in their reporting of election news. Although not admitted, like so many newspapers and other media outlets, they must also admit to bias for Clinton and the fact that their news coverage was slanted in a manner to help her obtain the White House.

There was only one problem – the majority of Americans have had enough and they voted their discontent with the academic, media, and political elites that make up a group of people who believe they “know what is best” for the “ignorant and uneducated” masses.

They, the media and pollsters, got it completely wrong and consequently have lost all credibility with the people. This will mean lost revenues as many are canceling their subscriptions to various news sources. This has a trickle-down effect on those organizations as advertisers decide there is not enough of a reason to purchase ads and the advertising revenues start to dry up.

The action of the liberals is appalling. After Clinton claimed that anyone who would not accept the results of a fair election was a “threat to democracy.” Isn’t it ironic that she is in that very position? So far, with riots in the streets of too many American cities, not a word has come from the Clinton Camp or Obama.

Funny, I don’t remember the Republicans or conservatives behaving in this way when Obama won in 2008 and 2012…

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Writing Right

Each day that passes, I become more convinced the media is suffering corruption to the degree almost any intelligent American would admit to, and that many unintelligent Americans will ever know. We are sincerely in trouble in that someone passed the watchdog a large slab of steak, the dog ate it, and he is now peacefully sleeping, chained next to the doghouse. In the meantime, the citizens of the nation are in trouble and no one is watching out for us.

In a previous lifetime, I worked as a legitimate, bona fide, credentialed journalist. My time as a reporter came to a rather quick end when the publisher of the newspaper that employed me told me to falsify a story. I told her to pack sand and if she wanted it written the way she was trying to deceive the local community, she would damn well have to write it herself. Then I gave two weeks’ notice and never had an inclination to return to the field of newspaper writing.

Because of what I did, walking off the job the way I did, many have said I have integrity. It is something that I see as lacking in the industry today. In fact, so much so I no longer contribute to the journalism school at my alma mater. I feel as though they no longer teach that one really important concept required to write about the news: objectivity.

The whole point of news reporting is to – report the news. A reporter should…report the facts. Those facts should be given to the reader or viewer and it should be up to that person to decide the validity of the facts and apply them as they see fit to their lives.

Unfortunately, today’s reporters editorialize the news before presenting it to the consumers. I remember having my ass chewed for doing that in journalism school. I guess they don’t teach that anymore. I am appalled by the media doing everything they can to help Clinton in her election bid while putting Trump in the worst light possible.

Here’s the thing, however. It is not working. If you take a look at other indicators, Trump is slamming Clinton into the dirt. In public appearances, online presence, and public perceptions, Trump is winning. And not just by the measly margins reported by the media.

I predict that Trump is going to win in November. And not by just a little. It is going to be a landslide victory because that is what the people want. The Americans voiced that opinion a long time ago when Trump started the long trek to the White House. What is going to be interesting on November 8, is watching the print reporters and broadcast talking heads spin Hillary’s loss.

And then it will be interesting to see how the journalists will explain their lack of proper reporting for the last eight years.

 

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The View From the Bottom

The view from the bottom, also known as the trenches, is very interesting these days. Reporting by the media is very dismal. For those of us in the rank and file, we’re keeping an eye on what is happening and most of us are dismayed at what we are seeing. We no longer have faith in the media – broadcast or print.

It is interesting to read or listen to the liberal media championing Clinton and tearing Trump apart. There are many who believe they (reporters and talking heads) are not doing their jobs. They are not reporting. They are trying to influence voting. They really want a Clinton in the White House again.

Can Clinton win the election?

It is an interesting question. Everyone knows she lied, yet many still support her. You have to ask the really important question, why? Are those who support Clinton blatantly ignorant or uneducated? Do they fail to realize the dangers she poses to the United States? Are they paying attention?

Surely, the Clinton team hopes they aren’t paying attention and this is where the media is complicit in lying to America: reporters, writers, and newscasters are not reporting fairly on what is happening in the country.

What is happening? A change…

And the news media and pollsters are missing it.

They are slanting the news the way they wish it to be. They aren’t talking to the people, they aren’t listening to discussions from around the land. If they did, they would probably realize that what they are reporting is very weak, devoid of fact, and lacking the reflection of the people.

The media, all the reporters and writers, will more than likely be surprised on November 8. While they keep touting a Clinton victory, they are not paying attention to the people. Many Americans have refused to take part in polls taking away credibility of the polls.

The people are pissed. They are tired of a government taking care of foreigners before our own. They are mad about spending money we don’t have on programs that benefit other countries before ours. Americans are over being fearful of what might happen to them the next time they go out to the mall, a sporting event, or church. They can’t believe the present administration is going to allow refugees into the country without proper vetting. We’re tired with the Obama-Clinton machine creating divisiveness among us.

And that is something the mainstream media has failed to report. This is what will propel Donald Trump into the White House.

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Here It Comes

So here we are, both conventions are over, each candidate got their bumps and now we move into the late summer and fall. Closer to November. It is time to move on.

In January, someone will be elected president. If you are happy with the past seven and a half years, with its weak GDP growth, the doubling of the national debt, the rise of ISIS, have a total disregard for our rights, if you’re happy giving money to refugees instead of our veterans, you are probably going to vote democratic.

On the other hand, if you are looking for growth, a financial rebound, less regulation of small businesses, safety and security, freedom from terrorism and attacks by lone wolf jihadists, you are probably going to vote for the republicans.

As one watching the fireworks from the trenches, the choice is interesting.

Anyone voting for Clinton for the purpose of electing the first female president is truly making a big mistake.

If you think the democrats are going to keep you safe, you are mistaken. Over the past years of democratic leadership, our security, even our sense of security, has gone down the toilet.

Clinton is the prime reason why we are in such a mess in the Middle East. She, John Kerry, and Obama gave away all of our security when they brokered the nuclear deal with Iran. Many Americans have not slept well since the deal went down. Those who have slept well are completely clueless or haven’t been paying attention. Obviously they have no concern for the safety of their children or grandchildren.

Something else for which they have no concern for the future generations is national debt. Our kids and their children are reaching a point at which they will never be able to payoff the sins of the parents, as long as those parents keep voting democratic.

If Clinton wins, my prediction is that the economy will completely collapse.

Why?

Because many of us are tired of the abuse and we’re just going to give up. Rather than paying into a fraudulent system that continues to steal from the producers and give to those gaming the system, many are going to quit their jobs and/or shut down their businesses and join the slacking masses. They will start collecting unemployment, food stamps, and more. The result will be a slow and painful collapse of the economic system.

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Right?

Think about it – this is probably a reality with Clinton winning the White House, because she can’t pay for everything she has promised.

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Seriously?

Over the past couple of days, the news has carried video after video of Clinton bashing Trump and questioning whether or not he can be trusted with his finger on the button. She called him unpredictable and dangerous, among a few other things.

Seriously? Can she ask such questions?

Is she not the woman who let our ambassador die with three former SEALs in Benghazi? Is this not the woman who lacks technical expertise to properly use email software? Isn’t she the one who was caught in lie after lie after lie? Isn’t this the politician whose list of accomplishments can be divided by zero.

She said Donald Trump is unfit to be the President of the United States. She spoke about how he would jeopardize the safety of all Americans. As one of the phrases I have heard a time or two, “Well, isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black.”

Seriously, if anyone thinks the democrats are good for the country, they should have their heads examined. Over the past eight years, the democrats have increased taxes, increased governmental regulations, decimated our military, and made this once great nation the laughing stock of the world.

The reason for Trump’s success is simple enough: he has focused on the failure of the democrats to lead. He has harnessed the discontent of Americans who feel as though the democrats are leading us down a path of destruction. No, seriously, Hillary shouldn’t be asking those kinds of questions.

It brings to light too many of her own shortcomings…

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