Leave Colin Kaepernick Alone!

You heard me. Leave the guy alone.

We all know that he is probably a spoiled child just reacting to his recent realization of being a black quarterback in the most competitive league in the world. We also know that he is a young man, some think too young to be earning over ten million dollars per year, not even being a starting quarterback.

I think that Colin Kaepernick is a young man that has not reached personal maturity to make mature decisions, or even be able to understand his place in the scheme of things. Most of us don’t get that far, anyway.

Most of us don’t earn over ten million dollars per year, either. My opinion is that Colin Kaepernick is just now starting to understand that he is an African American, and has been discriminated against all his life, inspite of being raised by a white family and having been doted on and favored by everyone who has ever come into contact with him. There are conflicts here, and he is probably in the process of trying to understand them.

The San Francisco Forty-Niners have not featured Kaepernick for a while, and Kaepernick is thinking that the reason is racial. OK. Let him think that. Maybe he can take his millions of dollars and actually help someone.

As far as Colin Kaepernick not standing for the National Anthem, well, that’s within his freedom as a citizen of the United States of America. Maybe he can take some time and think about this, and then decide what kind of national music he really likes.

Something tells me that Kaepernick is not the brightest bulb in the scoreboard, anyway, and that has something to do with his sitting on the bench.

Let the guy go his own way.

Speculation On Democrat October Surprise

Elvis Is Dead And Bill Is Not Looking So Good, Either
Elvis Is Dead And Bill Is Not Looking So Good, Either

I have figured out what the Democrat October Surprise is going to be. Bill Clinton, being of poor health and diminished value as a political partner, will die. His death will be mourned by the entire nation as he was one of the favorite Presidents of all time. We will all miss him.

Hillary will ride the ensuing wave of sympathy to the White House. Rumors will run rampant that Hillary killed Bill, but we won’t know for sure until Wikileaks publishes hacked emails from Janet Reno and Loretta Lynch to Huma Abedin.

That’s my forecast. What’s yours?

Conspiracies, Facts, And Politics

HIllary Clinton Claims Stone Broke And Not Guilty
Hillary Clinton Claims Stone Broke And Not Guilty

I am working hard at not watching any television news. Anything resembling quotes, political opinions, and political polls are off limits for the time being. Since I am a prejudiced person against Hillary Clinton, I have decided to not only ignore bad news on polls, but also to ignore news altogether.

Every now and then, something will get my attention enough to make me turn on the tv.

The Hillary Clinton email scandal is exploding, again, because the State Department released another ten or fifteen thousand emails to the FBI that had not been seen, before. I learn this through online sources. This time, the evidence is very damning to Hillary.

It seems that Hillary was running a serious pay-to-play political graft machine, much like you would have expected from the big city political bosses in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Democrats are calling this a conspiracy theory, but it is an accurate representation of a very corrupt politician. It’s hard to minimize $100,000,000 in bribes from foreign  governments and international nere-do-wells.

The facts  concerning her complicity in illegal, influence peddling schemes are clear. She used her close aide, Huma Abedin, as a go-between in communicating with the big-money donors and the Clinton Foundation. When asked for a meeting to discuss a political favor, a donation to the Clinton Foundation was the quid pro quo, and Huma was the Clinton operative that arranged, with Hillary’s knowledge, for the cash. Private business people, foreign leaders, and recalcitrant criminals one and all contributed to the Clinton illegal slush funds, and they all received their sought-after advantages.

Hillary dirtier than an old dishrag.

Are there any Donald Trump conspiracy theories? There must be some, but I cannot think of any that come to the level of illegal activities, or even immoral levels. There is a big deal, now, about Trump not revealing his tax returns. I am on his side, there. After all, the Federal Government is auditing his returns, and if anything illegal is found, it will come out very fast. After all, the IRS is a lot more political than any other government bureau.

I may be missing part of the story on either Hillary or Trump, but I don’t care. There’s little reason to watch the news, day in and day out, especially when nothing new is happening, and all the news agencies can report is another speech or two.  Once a week is plenty to keep up to date, just like the days of the weekly news magazine.

Khizr Kahn – A Bitter, Lonely Man

Mr Kahn lost his son, Captain Humayun Kahn, an American war hero to an suicide murder attack in IRAQ in 2004. That’s the year I lost my son to suicide.

Our family is no stranger to losing  sons.

My brother was killed in Korea. Another brother was Missing In Action in World War II (long before I was born). My Dad didn’t vote Democrat again after the Korean war.

I say these thing not to diminish the death of Mr Kahn’s son, or to criticize Mr Kahn’s grief. I say it to tell people that I understand Mr Kahn’s pain as only a father of a deceased son could. I understand, just like my parents understood, the futility of a child being killed in a war thousands of miles from home.

It’s not fair.

I believe that Mr Kahn allowed himself, and his son’s legacy, to be used for raw political purposes. Shame on those running the Democrat National Convention for doing this disgraceful thing, even if Mr Kahn allowed it.

Mr Kahn’s  message was a criticism of Donald Trump’s proposed policy of limiting Muslim immigration into the United States until individuals could be checked-out for terrorist connections.  Mr Kahn resents this proposal, and says that if Trump’s proposal would have been in effect when his family immigrated, his son would not have been able to fight for the United States.

Stop right there.  Captain Humayun Kahn was killed by a Muslim. It was Capt. Kahn’s job to keep these terrorist Muslims out of the United States.  He was doing his job, and he knew it.

So, why is Mr Kahn so bitter? First of all, he lost his beloved son, a hero to all of us. Secondly, he seems to ignore why his son died.

Mr Kahn and the media are critical of the racial animosity sometimes felt against Pakistani’s. I am afraid this is a natural feeling given the proliferation of extremist madrasa schools in Pakistan, and the horrible, corrupt Pakistani government that gave long term shelter to Osama Bin Laden, murderer of thousands of American citizens.

As a Christian I love Mr Kahn and am praying for his and his wife’s comforting in this time of great sorrow and pain. I cannot relieve that pain and suffering, but God can help Mr Kahn as he helped us after our son died.

Donald Trump’s Muslim policy proposal is rational, and will save American lives. It is a counterfactual argument that if the policy were in effect years ago, the son would not have been in the USA to fight and die for that country.

Counterfactual means that it did not happen that way. Mr Kahn knows that when they immigrated conditions were different, and that arguments about what could have happened are pure speculation with no hint of truth. Then was then, and now is now.

Now is the time to beseech God for protection from Muslim terrorists so that more Captain Kahn’s do not have to die, either overseas, or here at home.

 

 

 

 

Bill Clinton At The Philadelphia Fizzle

The entire nation was waiting for Bill Clinton’s appearance to rehabilitate Hillary after a week of being bad-mouthed at the Republican National Convention. The question is, did he succeed?

Some of the pundits claim he did a superb job. I don’t see it that way. Bill Clinton is still Bill Clinton, and he has never been known for telling truth. Of course, the Democrats in the audience ate it up. Others, like me, listened carefully as Bill listed achievement, after achievement whether or not Hillary had anything to do with it.

If questions would have been allowed for Bill Clinton, one of those questions would have been, “Where is this mythical Hillary?” She’s not there. This Hillary has never existed, and never will.

Bill started his presentation with personal stories about his and Hillary’s early relationship. Not once did he say anything negative, of course. She was a little princess that grew up to save the world from the wicked Republicans. Oh, how wonderful and tearful it was to listen to his account of this love story. There was no mention of Bill’s legendary philandering and womanizing.

The big finish in his presentation was Bill asking the audience to compare the Hillary presented in the Republican National Convention to the Hillary he presented tonight. To those people who watched the RNC, the answer was obvious. To the Democrats, they could only go with Bill Clinton because it was scripted that way. The comparison was ludicrous.

Bill said that you could put Hillary anywhere in the world and within one month the situation there would be better. Of course, he didn’t mention her destructive influence on Libya (Benghazi), Syria, Iran, Iraq, etc. The woman has been a one person wrecking crew in international affairs.

The Clinton Foundation corruption issue was not mentioned, either. Plus, there were probably a dozen or so scandals dating back to the Clinton administrations that were not mentioned. The liberties Bill Clinton took with history are nothing short of fiction.

Bill didn’t mention Hillary’s illegal and dangerous use of a personal email server for official, and classified government business. Bill didn’t mention the recent revelations of the DNC emails where Hillary connived with the Democrat National Committee to trash any chance of Bernie Sanders in his campaign for the Democrat nomination.

The “Big Dog” doesn’t have the fire in the belly, anymore. I don’t think he helped Hillary very much. The Democrats didn’t need convincing, but the Bernie Sanders crowd does. Who knows how that will work out after the screwing the Sanders people got?

Bill Clinton was not able to dispel the doubts about his wife that were generated during the Republican National Convention. She is what she is, and there is no inoculation from lying and cheating.

Poor Bill is getting old, and shows it. He doesn’t have the fire in the belly, and cannot impart enthusiasm like he used to.

I don’t think the nation will buy what Bill was selling.

What do you think?

 

Trump Triumphant

Donald Trump , Winner
Donald Trump , Winner

I was fortunate enough to watch most of the Republican National Convention (RNC) last week, and found it very entertaining. Like most other people in the USA, I was hugely impressed with Donald Trump’s family. Watching the the family make presentations was like a combination of brains and beauty at work. All the members of the family are smart, and good looking. What can you say about internationally famous super-model Melania Trump, plus drop-dead beautiful daughters in Ivanka and Tiffany, and a couple of good looking hunks like Donald, Jr. and Eric. They are all smart. Really smart.

Like Mike Pence said, you can’t fake good kids!  Donald Trump has been blessed with this family, and he is responsible them in no small way. It says a lot about the man.

There were no surprises as the week went. Uh, I forgot about Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz. What a disaster. I don’t think it was a disaster for Trump. Donald Trump is teflon when it comes to things like this. Ted Cruz, on the other hand, has committed political suicide, at least in the short run. Bye, Ted!

Donald Trump made solid points about how our economy has been abused; how our “free trade” agreements favor the other parties; and how the current administration has neglected the defense of American citizens by under-estimating enemies, and in ignoring those same enemies.

The media talking-heads have called the RNC a dark convention with all the negative stuff about the current administration. As a matter of fact, I thought the message was a positive one about getting rid of the people like Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama who have been ruining our country. Employment is down, incomes are down.

Hope is down.

That’s the really big message to which the American people are responding by supporting a non-politician like Donald Trump. I did not particularly like Donald Trump when he started his campaign, but I must admit that the guy is very, very smart.

He is not bowling people over with ambitious policy announcements. His message has started, and continues be that he is a winner.

WINNER! The media cannot figure out what it is that draws people to Trump, but remember the constant and sometimes obnoxious message that millions and millions of people have voted for him. He presents a constant message of winning, winning, winning.

Obama and Hillary are losers. In every category where political leaders are measured, Obama and Clinton are losers. The American people want winners, and are tired of losing. Like I said, Trump is smart.

Next week we will be deluged with Hillary Clinton’s sharpshooting at Donald Trump. She will call him racist, anti-immigrant, and who knows what. The simple truth is that she has no achievements to offer the American people. She is a loser.

It’s time for the popcorn again. Have a great week.

 

Obama’s New World

picture of Barack Obama signing legislationOur world has been coming apart. Internal to the USA,  black Americans protest about racial discrimination from police departments. Shootings of black males in the last three weeks dominated the news before a Black Lives Matter (BLM) terrorist ambushed five white Dallas, Texas policemen during a BLM protest. It was a very bloody month, and it’s getting worse.

Nice France, a beautiful city on the French Mediterranean coast, was the site of a brutal murder scene as a Tunisian Muslim piloted his twenty-ton delivery truck at full speed along a five kilometer stretch of road, massed with celebrants of France’s Bastille Day. Eighty-four people were mowed down and died almost immediately, and another two hundred remain injured from the bloody ride by the ISIS inspired Muslim known primarily as a petty thief. The carnage was unbelievable by any comparison, and has become the new standard of non-gun related Islamic terrorist attacks.

The cable news networks studios had hardly had a shift change from all the news from earlier in the week when a coup was initiated by military officers in Turkey. The Turkish President Erdogan was not in the capitol of Ankara, but orchestrated his defense from Istanbul. He managed to resist the coup leaders in the military, and has now taken his country back. Thousands of soldiers, and thousands of judges and other prominent people are under arrest in Turkey. A self-exiled Pennsylvania Turkish cleric, Fethullah Gulen, is being blamed by Erdogan as having planned the attempted coup, and Erdogan is demanding that the USA extradite Gulen back to Turkey for trial.

There’s not much doubt that there is more bloodshed in the works for Turks involved with the coup attempt. It seems that there is a good chance that Ergodan may have staged this coup to finally, once and for all, get rid of secular leaders and military officers who might oppose an Islamic state in Turkey. Ergodan is known to be a ISIS sympathizer.

What does all this have to do with Obama? Naturally, it’s Obama’s fault.

Obama has repeatedly blamed white police for seeming racial problems before getting the facts. Over and over, he has had a chance to become a leader in race relations, but he seems incapable. The cancerous Black Lives Matter movement is a direct result of the federal government’s mishandling of the Ferguson, Missouri killing of a black thug name Michael Brown. Obama tries to blame a lack of gun control in terrorist motivated mass murders.

Barack Obama knows no moral standard when it comes to life and death.

We knew from the beginning of his administration that his philosophy in dealing with terrorists and crooked Islamists was such that the middle-east was in danger of coming apart. It is happening. With his encouragement of Iran to get the Islam Bomb, and the deterioration of our only NATO ally in the region, Turkey, we are seeing a dissolution of the stability in the  middle-east, such as it was.

Barack Obama has not been good for the country, and has torched any attempt at a decent legacy. Do you want to bet that he will double-down on his ill conceived policies?