It’s Not Over 5

picture of Barack Obama signing legislation

Big O Signs Executive Orders

It’s the day after Christmas and I awoke with a bit of a hang-over, not so much caused by alcoholic beverages of which I did imbibe, but hung-over with the continuing efforts of one Barack H Obama to cement some sort of legacy for his abysmal Presidential administration. Piled on top of executive order after executive order, he has thrown our best ally under the bus, and tried to make drilling for oil on certain federal lands permanently impossible.

Many say that this is strictly ideological, and that Obama is so attuned to the ideals of the environmental crazies that he has to do this. Horse feathers!

It is hubris.

From his very beginnings everything has been all about self. If you listen to his speeches, or addresses at his press conferences, almost every other sentence leads off with a first-person singular pronoun, I. Pretty soon you have to turn-off the TV or vomit.  His dedication to self and legacy is legend.

There is almost a whole month before Donald Trump’s inauguration. What will Snake Obama do to screw things up for the incoming administration, and the nation?

It’s not over.

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Immaculate Conceptions Back In Style 12

The nation awoke this morning to the news that millions of American women were confessing tens of millions of cases of Virgin Birth. Oh, how satisfied the Pope must feel at the news that somehow millions of formerly earthy, vile, and profane people are now getting it. Virgin Birth is not only possible but has become dominant over night.

New Jersey housewife,  Gloria Gloriana, when asked what brought about her biological epiphany said, “That Donald Trump said such awful things about women. My husband never said those kinds of things and would never think of acting that way”. Mrs Fairlie Stupendo, also a New Jersey housewife, agreed saying, ” My husband is nothing like Mr Trump, and his poker buddies and golfing friends never talk that way.” Both of these biological marvels are former employees at the Ba-Da-Bing! Gentlemen’s Club and charter members of the Newark “Women For Hillary” advocacy.

Of course, not all immaculate conceptions are claimed by former strip club women. Many are from more pedestrian backgrounds such as university campuses that abound in safe places where delicate women will not have to hear men talk about their hoo-hoos. This is a drive for genital anonymity in spite of the fact that these snowflakes also tend to wear thongs at the beach during spring break, their hoo-hoos on display for all to see.

In defense of immaculate conception and the sanctity of the American womanhood, a new mens’ group has been formed called, “Hoo-Hoo And You”. The charter establishes the idea that all children shall be conceived by immaculate conception, and husbands are no longer required except on weekends and that once popular pagan holiday that falls on the winter solstice. From now on, men will have to forgo any type of sexual activity with women because the hoo-hoo is sacrosanct and never to be mentioned by Republicans.

My friends, you can’t just make this stuff up. It helps to watch CNN to understand the political underpinnings of this latest attack on a candidate.

It Takes A Leader! 17

Donald Trump, World Class Negotiator, and Presidential Candidate

Donald Trump, World Class Negotiator, and Presidential Candidate

We have seen the Donald in action.

The man actually went into the mouth of the lion to consult, or confront the President of Mexico, Pena Nieto. The result was two men, leaders, meeting each other and deciding to discuss problems rather than bitch about how unfair the world is treating their countries. Nieto held his ground, and so did Trump. However, there was common ground and agreement on things they could work on together if Trump becomes President, and that is what won the day, cooperative agreements.

This is what leadership is all about.

In Trump’s speech he outlined a ten point immigration policy that reinforced what he has been saying for the last several months. There will be no amnesty, criminals will be deported, the wall will be built, and other items central to his immigration agenda. To cement the importance of immigration control, he presented a group of “Angel Mothers”, people who had lost children to illegal aliens who had dodged deportation on multiple occasions. Murder is murder, and these murders could been avoided if the immigration laws had been enforced.

Donald Trump’s speech lasted for over an hour. It was detailed, and delivered with emotion, and sources for each and every statistic announced. You can attack his sources, but you cannot attack his passion and sincerity.

Hillary has a problem. You see, Hillary was invited to talk to President Nieto, also. Hillary no-showed and Trump was there prepared for business. This says a lot about Hillary. She is probably in no condition to travel and negotiate with world leaders about anything, especially given her record of weakness in negotiating situations.

Hillary is not capable of handling the myriad of problems and relationships that is required of the President of The United States of America. Period!

Donald Trump has demonstrated the acuity and ability to address problems across a spectrum of interests, including immigration, foreign relations, the economy, and other macro-interests of our country. Hillary cannot be relied on to get out of bed.

Donald Trump is a leader, something we have not seen on the Presidential landscape since G W Bush. Trump brings a wealth of top level experience, and is capable of bringing to fruition his vision of America.

Hillary Clinton is only in the game for the checks written to the Clinton foundation. The woman is not capable of handling the affairs of our nation.

Trump Clinches GOP Nomination 4

Donald Trump , Republican Candidate for President of The United States

Donald Trump , Republican Candidate for President of The United States

Oh, my goodness! Donald Trump has enough delegates to claim the Republican nomination for President of The United States. How many pundits have you seen on the television, today, talk about how impossible this seemed one year ago. I was in agreement, then, but now I think I have figured why Donald Trump is so popular.

Donald Trump is a WINNER!

Yeah, I know. Winning has become such a bad thing in modern American life, primary because of those who are hesitant to compete. In life no matter what economic system you are under, you have to compete for your status and eventual level of lifestyle.

Sometimes, I think Trump is so inarticulate that his message is not getting across. It gets across. People understand winning, and they are tired of losing. Trump has virtually patented that approach to the Presidency, and it is about time.

As Americans, we are tired of losing. We are tired of those who say we cannot stand up to Russia, China, or Islam. It’s all loser talk. We don’t need anymore losers in the White House.

Trump has always been weak on policy, but that is correctable. Policies come and go. Believe it or not, I happen to think that Obama’s approach to Viet Nam is a good one because any relationship we have with Viet Nam is a thorn in the side of the Chinese.

Policies may be complex, difficult to implement, and result in things we cannot foresee. That’s OK. Donald Trump is a bright guy, and I would rather trust the future of our country to a winner than a prevaricating politician and scofflaw like Hillary Clinton.

Milquetoasts and cowards like Barack Obama can ruin our country for generations. Winners can bring us back on line fast. It takes energy and dedication, none of which have been present in former GOP Presidential candidates, to turn this country around. Donald Trump is the only man in eight years that can do this.

No matter what people think about intellect, policy, and politics, winning is still the most important. If you can’t win then find something else to do with your time other than politics.

Trump is a winner. Pass the word around.

 

Get Biblical – Quote Hezekiah 2

My religous upbringing was in a Southern Baptist church. As a child, I did what Baptists do and memorized the books of the Bible. The Old Testament books were difficult to remember because of all those weird sounding Old Testament names.

Names like Ezekiel, Hosea, Obadiah, Zephaniah, and all those dudes start sounding alike. This leaves the door open for someone to be creative with the situation. You can make things up.

To practice our Biblical skills, we were put to the test with “sword drills”, an exercise whereby we were given a book with chapter and verse to find. The first student to find the verse would win that round of competition. It was actually fun.

Then there was the time that the Sunday school teacher challenged the sword drill kids to find a verse in the book of Hezekiah. Nobody won. There is no book called Hezekiah, although Hezekiah was a real person and  king. With that joke comes a lesson. Don’t assume that anybody knows what they are doing, expert or not.

A professor of Old Testament, Claude Mariottini has found a way to capitalize on the non-existent  book of Hezekiah. Whenever you want to win an argument, just throw out a Biblical quotation. If you don’t know were it comes from, use Hezekiah. It sounds legit, and you just might win the argument.

I can just hear Donald Trump defending his Wall. Quoting Hezekiah, “Build a wall and they shall not come.” Or, how about, “To keep the wolf out, you shut the gate”. Hezekiah 8: 3 – 6.  Now, that sounds Biblical.

Winding things up for The Donald. “The rich man conquers, and sends the witch to prison”. Hezekiah 10:11

Note: Work by Dr. Claude Mariottini, Professor of Old Testament, Northern Baptist Seminary is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Trump Poised To Become Republican Nonimee 7

Donald Trump , presumptive Republican Candidate for President of The United States

Donald Trump , presumptive Republican Candidate for President of The United States

That’s the good news.

The bad news is that Donald Trump will probably become the Republican Party Presidential candidate.

Call him the miracle guy, or call him a blundering, misogynous, narcissistic billionaire. I have called him all these things, and have not been a Trump supporter. I voted for Marco Rubio, and looked upon Ted Cruz as the devil incarnate.

Donald Trump represents the candidate with the, well, I don’t know what he really has to offer. Some say that people like what he has to say, but I have not heard many specifics come from his mouth on policy. At the least, he will build the wall on our southern border.  At the most, everything will be “so much better”.  Like, how?

Trump has a lot of negatives to overcome. Remember that he accumulated lots of those negatives because of all the ads launched against him during the primaries.

While the Trump show is going on in the Republican primaries, the Democrats are showing just how ragged and out of touch they are. Hillary Clinton, the media’s favorite candidate, is putting up a miserable performance against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. It is inconceivable that Bernie is running in the Democrat Primary. First of all, Bernie has never been a Democrat, having run as an Independent his entire political career. Secondly, Bernie is an enthusiastic socialist, and probable communist. He may get the free-stuff kid vote, but I think most people are too smart to vote for him.

Hillary’s negatives are just as high as Trump’s, but I think that Trump can, with time, overcome a lot of his problems. He has to get a lot smarter in courting women’s votes, and also figure out how to get a decent slice of the minority vote. This is not easy.

For whom will I vote? Donald Trump, that’s who.

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Trump’s Still Rolling 7

Once again, Donald Trump trounced everybody else in the South Carolina Republican primary on Saturday. His lead remains substantial compared to everyone else, and his followers don’t seem to be bothered by one faux pas after another as Trump manages to insult every living being on the face of the earth. Strong opinions in sensitive areas can lead to strong defeats in general elections.

And then, along came Marco Rubio. Marco managed to come in second place to Trump, out-distancing Ted Cruz by a mere 0.2% of the Republican primary vote. This is not a big lose for Cruz, but I think it underlines the possibility that people are starting to see Cruz for the sleaze bag he really is. First, he and his campaign lied about Ben Carson abandoning the campaign for President while Iowans were caucusing. Second, there have been some pretty shoddy tricks the Cruz campaign has tried in South Carolina. I think Ted Cruz senses he is on the downhill of his run for the Presidency, and he is trying to eliminate at least some of the competition.

We can talk about winning all we want, but there is only one true winner in South Carolina, and that’s the candidate that has walked away with all fifty of the state’s Republican delegates, Donald Trump. I don’t see any change in this movement if Cruz, Rubio, Kasich, and Carson remain in the race.

If Rubio or Cruz can get lucky with the other candidates backing out, then there is a chance for someone other than Trump to win the nomination. However, come March 1, somebody other than Trump needs to win all those delegate votes in the Super Tuesday block of state primaries. If an alternate candidate does not win any states, the game will start to look like it’s over.

Personally, I like Marco Rubio because he is intelligent, articulate, and has his goals set in the right direction. Ted Cruz has some positions that I don’t favor. Donald Trump needs to get out of his “deport them all” position on illegal aliens. We need immigrant labor, and it is a lead-pipe cinch that we will wind up with some sort of amnesty. The proper Republican position is to make sure the borders are secured.

This election season is going to be long and drawn out, and I have yet to comment on the Democrats in the race for their own nomination. True, they area a couple of old white people who have no clue except for outmoded, nineteenth century models of economic and social constructs. Even at that, one of those lack-luster aged politicos could win the election.

 

 

Clinton Takes A Whooping – Trump Keeps Rolling 2

Communist and wannabe Democrat Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders got some kids in New Hampshire excited and unleashed a whooping on Hillary Clinton for the ages. Bernie Sanders got 60.4% of the Democrat vote while Hillary stumbled across the finish line with only 38%. If you remember the Iowa caucuses from last week, Hillary was declared a winner based on a coin flip. Hillary is on a downward slide, and has no one to blame but herself. She is not a likeable person, and the world is getting to know her.

In the Republican primary Donald Trump trounced the entire field and collected 35.3% of the Republican vote, with John Kasich garnering 15.8 %. Kasich vaulted to the number two slot in New Hampshire after being ninth in Iowa just last week. Bush, Cruz, and Rubio were in a vitual tie for third place with about eleven percent, each. Christie, who successfully attacked Rubio in the last debate, has since suspended his run, as has Carly Fiorina.

Here’s the interesting thing. With Hillary Clinton in a downward slide is it possible that we can see a Trump/Sanders election? The match in itself would be classic in that it would pit a died-in-the-wool communist against one of the richest capitalists in the nation. Current national polls reveal that Sanders would probably beat Trump, but the election season is young.

So far, Donald Trump’s style on the election trail is not as I would like to see from a front runner. His campaign is similar to Barack Obama’s in that there’s lots of talk about how good things will be, but no substance is offered on how all that is going to happen. Donald will have to improve his delivery to beat the pseudo-intellect that is Bernie Sanders.

In the fray Jeb Bush has risen to double digits in votes. Does this mean that Bush’s campaign is no longer moribund, but has a chance at a competitive life? Some think so, but I think it would be very hard for Bush to knock off Rubio, Cruz, and Kasich before getting into the top levels of the race. I have always liked Jeb, and it looks like he is getting some much needed fire in his belly. It is too little, too late. Good luck, Jeb.

It is all coming down to the southern states, now.

South Carolina is huge for Hillary Clinton. Her campaign believes she will get most of the black vote in that state. In a state with a total population of around 4.6 million people, 1.3 million of them are black. The Democrats always make race a big part of their politics in South Carolina. Clinton is counting on winning South Carolina with the help of black people who reportedly love the Clintons.

Interestingly, the highest ranked black politician in the state is US Senator Tim Scott, staunch free-market Republican. The entire state of South Carolina, especially the black population, should be very proud of this very smart and articulate man representing them in the US Senate. The Republican Party has been able to attract intelligent, articulate, and competent racial minority candidates, much more so than the Democrats.

With another week there will be another primary. Stay tuned and see how all this plays out. With football having run its course, and baseball not starting up for several months, politics is the biggest entertainment on TV.

Politics is the game that is played for keeps.

 

They Was Robbed! Reply

Donald Trump was robbed!

Donald Trump was robbed!

This kind of stuff can only happen in the movies, or with Donald Trump. Reality TV shows be damned, the real thing is much more entertaining.

There were some irregularities going on at the Iowa Republican caucuses. Well, the Democrat caucuses was a little irregular, too. The whole exercise is a commentary on American politics and how we elect our leaders.

Sometime during the evening of the Iowa caucuses a CNN reporter tweeted that Ben Carson would be headed home to Florida to get a fresh set of clothes before going on to New Hampshire. I remember this coming over cable news that evening. Apparently, the Ted Cruz campaign read the same tweet and took advantage of an easy misinterpretation of the context.

The Cruz people began telling Iowans that Ben Carson was withdrawing from the campaign and going back to Florida that night. This had the effect of many evangelic Carson supporters throwing their support to Cruz, another evangelical favorite. The number of votes that resulted in Cruz’s column is not known, but the total result of votes were enough put  Cruz in first place in the Republican caucuses.

Enter Ben Carson. Ben is extremely angry at what happened, and is convinced (along with the rest of us) that Cruz’s staff twisted the truth, knowing full-well what they were doing. I have never seen Dr Carson as animated as he was last night on TV. If he could get his hackles up that much, he would be polling better, and would not have the legend of being from Sleepy Hollow.

Donald Trump, not known for missing an opportunity to dominate the news cycle, has glommed onto this incident to demand a re-run of the whole Iowa Republican caucus. His insistence is that without Cruz’s shenanigans, Trump would have won the Iowa Republican caucuses outright, just as the polls predicted.

I believe Trump is right. He was robbed!

Bernie Sanders got robbed.

Bernie Sanders got robbed.

Bernie Sanders got robbed, too. This part of the story is classic Clinton. If there is anything famous about the Clinton’s it is their ability to lie, cheat, steal, smear their opponents, or possibly erase them. Hillary has always been a vindictive person, a well known character trait of the former Secretary of State and First Lady.

The voting in the Iowa Democrat caucuses was VERY close, forcing the determination of the winner into the next afternoon. The differences in the totals were oscillating in values much less than one percent, and the final total was that Clinton won by a scant 0.3%. If this were a government mandated election, there would be a recount. Instead, the rules were enforced by a Clinton weighted group of administrators.

The Democrats discovered that there were nine precincts that had not reported, and the chase was on to get to the precinct captains to get the totals in. People were rousted out of bed, and numbers were produced, whether or not they were correct. The fun comes in when we learn that there were six precincts where the precinct captains reported ties.

Now, it may not have been unusual for six precincts out of several hundred to have ended in tie absolute ties. The truth of the matter is that those precincts did not send in their results before people started leaving their caucuses, thereby making it impossible to get accurate counts. This is like being caught relieving yourself on Main Street. It is embarrassing and you will find any way out of your predicament.

The Democrat resolution was to flip coins to determine the winner. FLIPPING COINS! Why go to the trouble of having elections if in the end you are going to determine the outcome by flipping a coin? This is insanity.

Is it surprising to learn that Hillary Clinton was the winner in six out of six coin flips? How does that happen? Only a Clinton would see nothing wrong with this process. Statistically, it is possible for this to happen, although the probabilities get remote.

What’s the result? Bernie got robbed! The fool actually agreed with the outcome.

Here’s the situation. Politics in the United States of America is alive and well. They was robbed!

 

Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson 2

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

As this election season goes on and on, it is hard to get used to the idea that Donald Trump may very well be the Republican presidential candidate. With fourteen Republican candidates, you would think that the poll numbers would be closer that they are, but Trump is polling about forty-percent nationally right now. It is looking more and more like The Donald will be our man.

Trump has the ability to make almost every issue a personal issue. All issues are subordinate to his opinion, and no other idea or opinion has currency. Take for example the revelation in last night’s CNN debate that Trump had no clue what the triad, the nuclear strategy of the USA is. This is kind of a basic building block that is a legacy of the cold war, but still remains in effect. Triad means that we can launch nuclear weapons from airplanes, submarines, and from land-based missile silos, hence the triad.

In Trump’s parlance the triad strategy makes little difference because he didn’t know about it. He hand-waived the idea that this knowledge was important to anything or anybody. This is the way the man operates. If it isn’t about him he doesn’t want to talk about it.

So, what does this have to do with Andrew Jackson, the first Democrat President elected in history, and the founder of the Democrat Party? It is surprising how the two men compare.

There were about three things that Andrew Jackson hated, and I mean really hated in his life. First, there were the British. Some of Jackson’s family died in the Revolutionary War, primarily due to the hardships forced on the colonists by the British. The next group of people to earn Jackson’s enmity were the American Indians. Andrew Jackson was responsible for the Trail of Tears forced on the Cherokee, Creeks, and Choctaw. The third group were people that he either didn’t like, or insulted him or his family in some way.

Andrew Jackson Indian Hater and Democrat President

Andrew Jackson Indian Hater and Democrat President

Trump and Jackson compare with the fact that if the conversation isn’t about them, they are not interested. They are alike in that they both achieved wealth to a degree in their personal lives.They are also alike in that they both exhibit courage. You simply don’t mess around with this type of person because they will hurt you. Reference Trump’s defense against Jeb Bush where Trump made it personal and threw personal insults at Bush. Andrew Jackson didn’t like the Director of The National Bank, so he didn’t renew the bank’s charter. That’s the kind of guy we are talking about.

If Trump were elected what could we expect? I am afraid that what we see is what we get. I don’t think there are any deeper thoughts or governing strategies other than what we see on stage. After all, he is all about the stage and poll numbers.

Why do you like Donald Trump and why do so many people say they will vote for him?