Karma: the sum of a person's actions in this…existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
More than likely, and sadly, after Trump’s second term and Nicky Haley’s two terms, a Socialist will be elected president. Elections are cyclical, so the Republican streak won’t continue.
Sorry Bernie, the Socialist president can’t be a white guy, as they are the perpetrators that started this mess called America. Furthermore, they did so on the backs of everyone else, according to Leftist thought…irrespective of world history. The Vikings, Columbus, and those pesky Founding Fathers were European miscreants who were just extremely fortunate.
The Socialist president will be a person brown, black, or possibly green in persuasion, preferably female or transsexual. Since the Left will have abandoned masculine/feminine gender identifications, the new candidate will be known as “?” The new president might even be one of those third gender people Joe Biden was recently prattling about.
After sixteen years of Trump and Haley economic soundness, financial independence, and the rejection of globalism at American expense, elderly baby boomers will have retired to the south, warehoused in senior care facilities, or passed away. Millennials, tired of working their part-time jobs, will retreat to their basements to enjoy all the free stuff “?” promised.
Generation “X’ers”, having made some money, will have figured out participating in politics might be in their interest after all. It might finally occur politicians don’t have their best interests in mind. “X’ers”, wanting to keep a little of the money they worked hard for, might become more attuned to what the Socialist government is doing.
Having not paid any attention to Venezuela, all of a sudden “X’ers” won’t be so enamored with Socialist policies. And that may be where karma kicks in.
Generation X, who aloofly sat out the hostility of the Trump years, will recall the vitriol and resistance during the Trump and Haley years. They will begin to appreciate the horrid tactics the Left and media used on Trump. For example:
The Mueller Witch Hunt over Russian collusion, perpetrated and paid for by the Clinton’s and incredibly, a complicit FBI;
Calls for impeachment…for no particular reason;
Liberally appointed judges overturning Trump decrees;
The malicious public lynching of Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh;
Relentless useless subpoenas of Trump’s income taxes;
Accusations of racism, misogynism, xenophobia, rape, tax-cheating, or liar being leveled frequently at the president and his voters, repeated by the media. Absolutely no credit ever to be given for accomplishments;
Congressional foot dragging for building walls on the southern border, just to spite a Trump campaign pledge, followed by blaming Trump when the border was overrun by illegals;
Cities and states flaunting Federal Law with “sanctuary” measures to thwart a Federal agency (ICE);
Attempts to abolish the Electoral College to ensure California and New York control future presidential elections.
You get the picture, and finally, so might “X’ers.” They might recognize the resistance was nothing more than sedition and sour grapes. “X’ers” will rebel, as dog-gonnit, they don’t want to pay for everything “?” has promised for free.
“X’ers,” ninety million strong, will recall resistance campaigns by the Left. They could duplicate those tactics, as political pendulum swings are wont to do.
Antifa members might be replaced with an upsurge in the Tea Party movement, possibly called Teapat. Bright yellow, “Don’t Tread On Me” flags might appear everywhere, particularly at political events, obscuring multi-colored “?” flags.
Teapat might disrupt Socialist gatherings in every city. Many “protestors” may be paid, an Antifa trick for camera effect. Teapat members might tape their mouths in protest of all the words outlawed when “?” amended the First Amendment. They could blare Ted Nugent and Kid Rock songs. They may call for boycotting all companies who favored “?”
CNN, having gone bankrupt, could be replaced with the “Bombshell Network” in all the world’s airports and American homes. Programming might be uninterruptedly anti-Socialist with Jesse Waters as the chief political anchor, mocking “?’s” existence. Anti-Socialist guests will be paraded in front of various Bombshell hosts to concur with network’s agendas.
Every word “?” utters could be dissected for connotation, and met with challenge and/or contempt by Bombshell, regardless of authenticity.
Like the late Joe Biden before, “?” and various family “units,” might be accused of collaborating with China for personal gain. Congress might have to hold hearings to consider impeachment scenarios, until the Socialist party shuts the hearings off, just because they can.
Everyday, “?” might be accused of being Communist, Aberrantly Asexual, a Rainbow Supremacist, a Snowflake, or having bad breath. No explanation will be given so the monikers could just be assumed. These accusations may have to be banned eventually by “?”
Following Chicago’s example, “?” vanquished American’s 2nd Amendment Rights making all guns illegal, except for the bodyguards protecting “?” and its comrades. In anticipation, Teapat and the NRA may have stockpiled weaponry in various places around the country, sending Socialists into panic.
Sound far-fetched? Goes on every day with Trump.
You should hear what us Chebanse folks say about Karma.
Did you see the front page of last Wednesday’s Journal? It was a photo of Illinois Governor, Big Jay Robert Pritzker, State Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst, and KCC president Michael Boyd, all hobnobbing in the “VIP tent.”
The smiling Pritzker is pointing a meaty finger at Mr. Boyd while Rep Parkhurst looks on impassively, undoubtedly realizing what most of her constituents think of her mingling with the toilet-removing governor.
The headline blares, “Governor visits Chicago Bears camp.” (Full disclosure, as a Packer backer, I’ve never been to Bears camp so I didn’t know they had a VIP tent.) The column was written by Journal reporter, David Giuliani. No word yet if he requested this gig or drew the short straw.
Mr. Giuliani’s reporting, as usual, was straightforward. Frankly, the article was somewhat lacking for a front-page news story. Had I been editor, I might have buried it just after the obituaries as a smaller article and picture, saving Rep Parkhurst some humiliation. Giuliani did mention Pritz is a billionaire. ($3.4 billion, the wealthiest governor in American history.) Why would a man with that kind of money spend $171.5 million of his own money for a governorship?
Given that 53% of Kankakee County, along with 75% of Iroquois county, mostly Bear fans, voted for someone not named Pritzker, I was surprised Mr. Giuliani didn’t take this opportunity to pester Pritz about what has been bestowed upon beleaguered Illinois folks in just a year of governorship.
Already, Pritz pushed through one billion dollars of EXTRA spending of money we ain’t got. We’re $215 billion in debt and own a debt ratio of 269 percent. We rank 50th (bottom) of all states for fiscal responsibility. Pritz was actually proud of this accomplishment as it was within a “budget,” unlike his predecessor he chirped, Rauner, who refused to spend money we didn’t have.
Pritz is pushing to amend the Illinois Constitution (who knew we had one – I thought we just did whatever Madigan decreed) to change tax structure. He intends to tax higher income earners, those over $250,000 per year. Those are the same higher income earners now leaving the state in droves, much to the delight of the surrounding states and U-Haul. Once the law has passed and the higher earners are all gone, the $250,000 threshold will drop faster than Bill Clinton’s pants. Pritzker claims this will bring in an additional $3.5 billion. Wanna bet?
Gas taxes are up 19 cents already, diesel users 24.5 cents (just because), auto registrations, titles, motor homes, and industrial vehicle registrations are all up substantially. I would have questioned Pritz how he thought Illinoisans feel about their new extra cash outlay to drive on pot-hole-ridden roads and unsafe bridges in counties that didn’t vote for him. Or paying taxes on vehicles they are trading before paying taxes on the new vehicles they are buying – another new tax. To some, these are hefty added expenses, but pocket change to Pritz.
Or, I might have quizzed Pritz why he ripped apart the last few restrictions of the abortion laws for an “anything goes approach.” Conservatives are now an even more unwillingly party to one of the most progressive abortion states in the country. Understand, many of us find baby-killing repulsive.
Furthermore, compliments of Pritz, everyone will be able to legally gamble and smoke pot in Illinois, despite the fact those who do participate most heavily are likely the very people who can least afford it. The marijuana laws are going to cause nightmares to businesses navigating citizen rights with litigation over product/service integrity.
I might have included instructions how to operate the kiosks we will have at fast food restaurants as the new $15 per hour minimum wage laws kick in. Or all those green energy reforms Pritzker has up his French-cuffed sleeve in upcoming years. These projects will add further to the tax burden by wasting more money we don’t have, just as Obama proved with the $780 million loss to Solyndra. (Only one of 34 bankruptcies.)
More details on Pritzker’s capital spending plan might have been nice to know while he was here. The plan calls for $45 billion in infrastructure spending. So, let’s see if I understand this - we’re supposed to trust Mike Madigan and his Minions to equitably spread around $45 billion of our hard-earned money? I’d trust gas station sushi first.
I might have suggested Pritz promise to give the $3.5 billion allocated for schools to trade schools and junior colleges too, rather than to the universities with large endowments and over-paid administrators.
But, I’m from Chebanse, what do I know?
Since it’s been proven the Mueller probe was nothing more than a Clinton-financed witch hunt, and Representative Jerry Nadler is a moron, the Democrats needed to find something else which to lynch Trump. They finally came to grips that they can’t impeach him over Russia or just because Trump hurt their feelings. Therefore, they have retreated to an old tactic – use their race card.
Ever been to Baltimore? I have on business a few times. I would feel safer driving through the south side of Chicago during a hot summer evening, blaring Lynyrd Skynyrd music with the windows down.
Trump was irrefutably correct, Baltimore does have a rat problem, and it is a corrupt city. Anyone that believes otherwise probably thinks Chicago is not corrupt either. The last three Baltimore mayors, all Democratic women, resigned amid scandals. Nancy Pelosi’s father, Thomas De’Alesandro Jr., was a mayor there, thought to have been mob-connected. The last Republican mayor was in 1967.
Trump stated the Baltimore people were living in hell, which for some, is a sad fact. Baltimore is ranked America’s third most dangerous city by USA Today, behind only Detroit and St. Louis. (As a side note, a search of mayors of each of the twenty-five most dangerous cities confirms they are all run by Democrats, except San Bernardino CA.)
Feel free to let us know what Trump said was incorrect.
The fact that Trump is an equal opportunity master of the battle of insults doesn’t seem to register with the media. If one hits Trump, they should expect him to retaliate, regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity. He has battled with so many people the New York Times is keeping a list. Among others Trump squabbled with include Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, James Comey, Chuck Schumer (often), Alec Baldwin, …well you get the point. And the media was more than happy to spin a blow-by-blow description of those fights. Did you notice those combatants mentioned above are all pigment-challenged?
But, since the current Baltimore mayor, Bernard Young, is black, Maryland US Rep, Elijah Cummings is black, as is 65% of the residents, Trump’s remarks required automatic knee-jerk shrieks from politicians and the media alike, “Trump’s a racist!” Then tax-cheat and noted race hustler, Al Sharpton was invited into the scuffle and bam…the fight was on. The media went orgasmic. Sharpton still didn’t pay his back taxes.
When the Spurned-Socialist-Squad made headlines, some in the media and a few Democrats started to pull the race card they hold in their holsters. A couple weeks afterwards Trump is into a scrum with the city of Baltimore. Race cards were whipped out faster than my wife on a Target bender.
Understand, it’s entertaining to the media for Trump and Chuck Schumer to volley insults, but hey now, Elijah Cummings, he’s off-limits. By God, he’s a US Representative - he said so angrily during a session when a lowly citizen wasn’t giving him the respect he thought he should be getting. Plus, he happens to be black – you just can’t say nasty things about him, railed the Democrats and the media.
It doesn’t matter that he’s been a Rep for twenty-three years while the city of Baltimore has fallen into a rat-infested, crime-ridden abyss. And let’s not bring up the sixteen-billion dollars Cummings has appropriated for Baltimore this year.
But, have you heard about the Maryland Attorney General’s office currently looking into Cummings and his wife, Maya Rockeymoore, Maryland Democratic party boss, for possibly skimming from a charity she runs? Bet not. Since they got married in 2008, Rep. Cummings finances improved tremendously, despite having heavy child support payments for two children with a prior wife, plus a couple other children with women Cummings didn’t marry. He doesn’t seem to be any paragon of virtue to me, despite what his Congressional peers would lead you to believe.
Folks, I’m not so insensitive to think racism doesn’t exist. It has caused innumerable suffering and lack of opportunity to a number of people all over the world for far too long. But, if we continue to allow politicians and the media to use the race card misleadingly for a weapon to beat on opponents, or allow them to foster the idea that all non-white people are victims, then nothing will ever get settled in this country. Like a Trojan Horse Obama left us, the over-use of the race card is dividing us. Trump is not a racist – he was never considered racist until he got elected president.
The word is holding less weight daily regardless of how often CNN or the NY Times repeat it. That’s sad for real victims.
So, which Michigan beauty contestant is going to have the chutzpah to pick up the tiara ripped from Kathy Zhu’s head, plunk it on her own noggin, and head to Las Vegas for the Miss World America Organization contest? Think anyone will believe she really won the contest?
If you’re unaware of what I’m rambling about, Ms. Zhu (20) is the young lady, an American citizen of Chinese descent attending the University of Michigan, who won the Miss World America beauty contest for the state of Michigan. A day after being crowned she was emailed by the pageant’s state director, Lauri DeJack, she had been stripped of her title. The email stated: “It has been brought to the attention of Miss World America…that your social media accounts contain offensive, insensitive and inappropriate content.”
The comments DeJack is referring to were tweets from Zhu. In 2017 Zhu tweeted, “Did you know the majority of black deaths are caused by other blacks? Fix problems within your own community first before blaming others.” (Recall, she is Chinese, not Caucasian)
While possibly somewhat insensitive, a statement shouldn’t be considered offensive when true. There are plenty of other prominent black folks, Candace Owens, Star Parker, and Thomas Sowell to name a few, that have made similar comments. If you don’t believe she’s right, look no further than those unfortunate souls living on the south side of Chicago getting slaughtered daily.
Zhu’s other tweet/crime came last year when she was invited to try on a hijab, a head covering for Muslim women worn in public. She allegedly refused so they tried to “accessorize” her forcibly. Afterwards, she tweeted, “So you’re telling me that it’s now just a fashion accessory and not a religious thing? Or are you just trying to get women used to being oppressed under Islam?”
What reason does a person not of the Muslim faith need to wear a hijab? How would the Muslim Student Association have felt if OY, the Jewish Cultural Group requested everyone wear yarmulkes? Offensive, inappropriate, insensitive, or not, I’m not trying on either.
At most, Zhu might have been somewhat unkind but making comments, regardless of whether inconsiderate or not, is her 1st Amendment Right. A lot of good people died to make sure we can all make comments, insensitive or not. I do it all the time according to some readers. But to strip her crown over a couple of comments seems like there must have been something else at play.
Well, it happens there was something else in Zhu’s background that DeJack discovered which evidently didn’t sit well with pageant honchos. Seems Zhu is one of those low-life, good-for-nothing, love-it-or-leave it, conservative-type cranks like me. She’s also a Vice President of the schools College Republicans, and worst of all, (egad - don’t let the kids read this), a fervent Trump supporter. Can you imagine the anguish when pageant officials found out that a Trump supporter would represent them in the Miss World America pageant? Oh, the humiliation!
If it were me, I’d be looking for a lawyer to sue the bejesus out of the MWA for punishing her for using her 1st Amendment Right. This has the potential to cost her a tremendous amount of money. It’s not a crime in this country (yet) to make truthful comments, regardless of who thinks they might be politically incorrect and its high time Conservatives struck back.
On to another diatribe;
At a cost of forty plus million dollars, what did you think about the finale of last Wednesday’s clown act, hosted by Representative Jerry Nadler? The Democrats insisted on dragging out Robert Mueller, a doddering and confused old lawyer, for the world to see how inept he has been for the past two plus years chasing witches. Seems the Democrats thought Mueller was going to show up with some irrefutable proof that Trump kills babies and should be shot. (Oops, sorry, that’s the Democrats that do that.)
No wonder Mueller didn’t know what was in the Mueller Report…he didn’t write it Andrew Weisman, a “distinguished” lawyer and member of the Department of Justice, penned it. Weisman also was at Hillary’s “victory” party the night she was supposed to be coronated. No bias there, folks, just move on.
Two police officers are the fathers of five of my grandkids. I thought I was going to go blind with rage when I saw the video of those Harlem cretins dousing patrolmen with buckets of water in New York. Because of the environment established by liberals like America’s worst mayor, Bill DeBlasio, those officers have been rendered unable to defend themselves and its detestable.
We might be able to see our future from here.
I was asked often last week if I might write anything on the flap between President Trump and the malcontents known as the “Squad.” They’re the four freshmen US House of Representative women who may have become the face of the Democratic party. Dems might want to give that some more thought.
Given the beating the media has gleefully trumpeted on this dust-up between Trump and the Spurned-Socialist-Squad, I decided not to bore you with more of the obvious. If you’re a Never-Trumper you’ll not agree anyway, and the Trumpsters need no further explanation when considering the sources.
Additionally, it would be irrational to think the media might actually side with our current President on any matter, particularly when you have four women “of color” (as opposed to just being Americans) calling the president a racist. Nothing like a good old-fashioned racist claim to get the media stoked into a frenzy about the president they said wouldn’t win.
Speaking of winning, how about that stock market?
I considered writing about another malcontent, the kneeling Megan Rapinoe, of the US Women’s Soccer team. Of course, since she used her fifteen minutes of fame to blast Trump, the media was only too happy to oblige her an extra fifteen minutes.
Imitating a former mediocre NFL quarterback, she is yet another gifted, pampered athlete who snatched away a momentous American success by diminishing the event with her own personal bellyache. She shouldn’t have kneeled during our Anthem – it wasn’t her stage. She embarrassed her country in the eyes of most. Karma dictates someday she will fade into the same sports obscurity that the malcontent quarterback now wallows. (I guess I did write about it after all.)
Considering the aforementioned quarterback, look what he did for sales of Betsy Ross flag merchandise. I immediately bought my flag pin. In the meantime, Karma decrees his God-gifted quarterback skills will diminish as he languishes in the banalities of the liberal elites. Wonder which career he’ll look back on more fondly in his golden years? But I didn’t want to write about him either.
I have been wondering how you Pritzker voters are enjoying your extra nineteen cents per gallon tax on gas since the beginning of the month? Be interesting to see where that extra money really goes – perhaps fodder for another commentary.
Then there is that ludicrous situation at the border Trump has been barking about since he was just a candidate. Just four short months ago the Republican party finally got off their keasters to try to get it resolved. Now the Liberals, who have fought it the entire way, understand there really is a problem, but have still found a way to blame Trump.
Getting on with the commentary for the week:
Have you been paying attention to the presidential polls coming out, sixteen months before the next election? If so, I am compelled to ask why you’re wasting your time?
So you know, pollsters are a collaborative effort between media outlets and universities. That should give you your first clue the numbers might be skewed. How many managing editors or tenured Leftist professors do you suppose have a thumb on the data collection scale?
According to those polls, if the election were today, Biden beats Trump by ten points; Sanders beats him by seven points; Warren by five; and Harris by one. Even more of a hoot, some claim O’Rourke beats Trump! DeBlasio next?
This same time frame before the 2016 election, most of these “pollsters” had Hillary beating everybody soundly in the Republican field, especially Trump. Quinnipiac and CNN both stated Hillary would win by eighteen. USA Today claimed it would be seventeen. Gallup harrumphed Trump wasn’t a serious candidate.
A margin of eighteen points is considered a landslide. These numbers supposedly represent a country-wide attitude, and sadly help sway vast numbers of voters who really don’t take time to assess candidates. This is another way for the media to sway voters. Makes one wonder about the voting histories of “Independents.”
The Dems, with help from media, FBI, CIA, Attorney General’s office - and probably a sitting president - first rigged the Democratic primary to remove Sanders, gave Hillary the questions for the debate, paid for information from foreign entities, and then, “as insurance” master-minded a bogus Russian interference charge against Trump. Suppose this information spurred pollster numbers?
Yet, there the man sits in the Oval Office, much to the chagrin of the Spurned Socialist Squad, Maxine Waters, Al Green and other malcontents. And, the media will regurgitate false numbers even more in anticipation of helping their causes.
Ignore the malcontents and the polls, folks.
Surely, everybody has heard of the Rolling Stones rock band. Been around since 1962, an astonishing 57 years. Only Golden Earring, of “Radar Love” fame, has been around longer.
You may have gone to the Stones farewell concert at Wrigley recently. I didn’t attend as I went to their farewell concert for the “Bridges to Babylon” tour at the United Center back in 1998. (Been a long farewell tour.) Although a fan, once was enough for me.
I suppose most people have heard of the Glimmer Twins, known as Mick Jaggar (75) and the interminable Keith Richards (75), two of the founders of the Stones. Jaggar made news recently for a heart valve procedure in New York in April, delaying the tour a few months. (Notice the surgery was here in the “States” rather than over the pond in England with their socialized healthcare?) They, along with now-retired bassist Bill Wyman (82), drummer Charlie Watts (78), and deceased guitarist Brian Jones are generally known by music aficionado’s as the original five Rolling Stones. Jones, who drowned, was replaced in 1969 by Mick Taylor, and then again in 1975 by Ronnie Wood (72).
Did you know however, there was a sixth Rolling Stone? Or that he was fired from the Stones because his image did not fit the ever-increasing motley appearance of the Stones?
Scotsman Ian Andrew Robert Stewart was the first to answer an ad by Brian Jones about forming a new rhythm and blues band. He was a part of the new band a few months before Mick and Keith joined, and would stay there in some capacity until his death.
Ian, or “Stu” as he was called, was born on July 28th, 1938 on a farm in Fife, Scotland. His parents, John and Ann, lived in Surrey England due to John’s Army obligations. As they wanted their son to be born a 100% true Scotsman, Ann traveled the 460 miles to her parents’ Fife farm for Stu’s birth.
A piano prodigy from age six, he played in various amateur bands until he answered Jones’ ad in Jazz News magazine in May, 1962. At the time he was a shipping clerk at the Imperial Chemicals Industries.With a jaw comparable to Jay Leno, only bigger, Stu played piano and some organ for the band, both in concert and album recordings. It could be said it was he who introduced the Stones to blues music with works by Meade Lux Lewis and Scrapper Blackwell. His stage appearances were short-lived however.
In 1963, then-manager, the flamboyant, Andrew Oldham decided Ian’s image was just not right for the band. Whereas the Stones had become loud, cocky, and much hairier with the times, Stu looked ordinary, more like their accountant. Oldham convinced the members of the band to have Stu “retire,” as he claimed six mates were just too many for a band. Publicity pictures from that year only show the five Rolling Stones band members that would take the world by storm.
But Stu wasn’t done with the Stones, and the Stones weren’t done with him. They just didn’t want to see him on stage. He became their road manager, hauling them to gigs, setting up equipment, and tuning guitars. He also critiqued their nightly performances, an assessment the boys appreciated. He would call them his “little three-chord-wonders.”
Often, he would book the hotels in various cities. Rather than book in downtown hotel close to the girls, bars and nightlife the boys were looking for, he would book them in hotels that had golf courses so he could golf. Stu didn’t care for the drug/alcohol infused party life the rest of the band were partaking, and often lectured them about their debauchery.
Oldham left the Stones management in 1967, but Stu didn’t return to the stage until 1975. From that point, he picked which concerts he would appear. He did, however, appear on all their recordings until 1983. “Undercover” was the last album he recorded with the Stones.
In December of 1985, experiencing breathing problems, Stu went to the doctor. While in the waiting room, he died of a heart attack.
When the Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they made sure Ian Stewart was included as part of the enshrined band. In his 2010 memoirs, Richards said: "Ian Stewart. I'm still working for him. To me The Rolling Stones is his band. Without his knowledge and organization ... we'd be nowhere."
The word "compromise" is overused by Swamp Creatures and their media cronies. It has become pointless and unachievable in today's political atmosphere.
Our Congressmen are not the ideological enemies they and the press would like us to believe. They party together, entertain the same lobbyist, and visit the same watering holes as soon as cameras are turned off. The Swamp has always been just one good-old-boys club - a grand party on our dime.
That camaraderie tightened with Donald Trump's election of President in 2016. For the first time in forever, an outsider was being sent to the Swamp, and the creatures are horrified by the new sheriff we sent them. He’s brash and not one of them. He can’t be bought. They determined immediately he had to stopped, and will continue to promote his elimination and imprisonment.The Democrats are doing this fiercely, openly, and aggressively. Their RINO counterparts are doing it more passively so as not to offend their electoral base.
Trump threatens their survival. It won’t matter what he does, it needs to be condemned by the Swamp and trumpeted repetitively by an implicit media. Kill one-hundred-fifty Iranians and he will be labeled a war-monger. Back off from killing one-hundred-fifty Iranians and he's labeled spineless. Create jobs for minorities but be labeled a racist. Create the strongest economy in memory and it’s attributed to the inept Obama socialist experiment.Try to build a wall to stop the influx of illegal aliens at the border which Congress impedes, then blame the back up mess on Trump. The list goes on. Nothing he will ever do will be good enough according to the Swamp and their media henchmen.
Compromise is unachievable while Trump’s in office. We are stuck with Swamp resistance for the five additional years Trump will be president. Ignore the term the next time you hear some bubble-headed-bleach-blonde say "compromise," as it’s not going to happen.
Furthermore, I believe compromise should not be considered at this time either.
Throughout history, society has had laws, norms, and traditional values. If one broke the laws or some of the moral codes, one was removed from society by fines, prison or death. If one deviated from norms, for the most part one kept it to oneself.
Then those matters considered outside traditional values became causes. Those causes became agenda's in Congress that were compromised upon by unscrupulous politicians pandering for votes. And through this process, issues morphed into causes not having anything to do with normal life or making our nation better.
As a prime example, we were a Christian nation by birth, and by an almost unanimous majority. It says so on our Federal buildings and currency. Then God was thrown out of public places for the benefit of a few malcontents who were not really as much offended as looking for a cause to exploit. And politicians succumbed. Now we are to shun God publicly but be more considerate of Allah.
Other examples might be the depraved race hustler’s politicians pander to incessantly, particularly during election cycles. Reparations is the hot subject this time around.
Gay rights by gentle souls looking for nothing more than equal rights transformed into confusion over bathroom usage, gender uncertainty, and absolute demand of acceptance of bizarre lifestyles,particularly aimed at our youth, that are found objectionable by society. Now boys are identifying as girls to compete, and usually win, in girls’ sports.
Mental health terminology and treatment were determined cruel (and expensive) so the alternative became throwing people out in the streets...so as not to label them. We had to protect their "rights"said the Left and judges appointed by Obama. The result is rampant drug abuse, squalor, and diseases long thought extinct back in our cities. The west coast, where the Ninth Circuit Court reigns, has become one giant commune resembling the aftermath of an outdoor rock concert.
Marijuana is being legalized, state by state, for no other reason than the tax money politicians can get their hands on. What's next, heroin? In Illinois, it won’t be long until Gov. Pritzker legalizes prostitution.
These are but a few examples of many. It has all been a classic example of the old axiom, "give them an inch, they take a mile."
How much farther are we going to allow anarchistic rebels to take advantage of our politicians?
Will it be until we start killing babies? Oops that one is already out of the bag. Would the average sane person have believed we were capable of that ten years ago?
Perhaps we have compromised enough for awhile.
For our recent 39th anniversary, the wife and I grabbed our best buddies and headed to Chicago for a matinee play and dinner at Maestro's. Technically, I went mostly for dinner at Maestro's - if you've never been, it's highly recommended. (The butter cake is nothing short of decadent.) And if you've ever saw me, you should realize I'm pretty knowledgeable of good eateries.
Anyway, this review is about the musical we attended, not my gastronomical prowess.
We made our way to the Royal George Theater on Halstead to see "Miracle, A Musical 108 Years in the Making." If you haven't heard about it, it's a spoof on the Chicago Cubs and the anxiety of the 2016 season in which the Cubs won the World Series. I don't think I've spoiled anything with that last comment - it's a matter of historical record the Cubs won the world series in 2016. Plus, I just like writing the words, "the Cubs won the world series."
The day before, I was lucky enough to hear a radio interview of William A. Marovitz, the man who conceived and brought the musical to Chicago, along with Jam Productions co-founder, Arny Granat. Mr. Marovitz is a former Illinois State Senator and was married to Christie Hefner of Playboy fame for a time.
He must have been a long-time suffering Cubs fan like the rest of Cub's nation, as the concept was of generations of family members life-long passion of seeing the Cubs win a world series before they died. Ironically, Mr. Marovitz claimed he had a hunch the Cubs would win it all in 2016 and started the concept of the story-line in February that year...months before "the Cubs won the world series."
The music was written by Michael Mahler, whom Mr. Marovitz called a musical genius. Sorry, but I disagree. For a musical, the musical score was just alright, certainly not of Andrew Lloyd Webber fame (alas - no relation). Sorry Mr. Mahler, but it was too "show-tuney" for my tastes, so maybe it's me that's wrong. I will point out though that my buddy agreed with me - the music was just fair. The cast did a good job with what they had to work with for music, especially the enchanting stand-in, Jenny Sophia.
Note - when reading this critique to my wife before sending it in, she suggested I might be mistaken, and the music was fun and comical. You figure it out.
The first act dealt mostly with the travails of the family struggling to be a Cubs fan, just like the rest of us fans have been all our lives, before of course, "the Cubs won the world series." Charlie, the lead protagonist played by Brandon Dahlquist was so put out by the Cubs, and so afraid of the failure we had all become all too familiar with, that he was even considering a life-altering decision that naturally nobody else in the family agreed. And no, he was not considering anything as drastic as becoming a White Sox fan.
My favorite character was Charlie's dad, Pops, played splendidly by Gene Weygandt. His credits include being a part-time bank robber by the way. Anyway, the relationship between he and his Cub's-Schwarz-obsessed granddaughter, Dani, played wonderfully by Amaris Sanchez, was special. Ironically, Ms. Sanchez looks remarkably like my future daughter-in-law. Of that, my wife and I do agree.
The second act is when the play really kicks in and becomes special for long-time Cubs fans. Using some actual footage of the season, it gives the audience a chance to relive that exciting season, especially when Kris Bryant, giggling like a schoolgirl, fields that weak grounder to throw to Anthony Rizzo to beat out Michael Martinez of the Indians when" the Cub won the world series." Cubs catcher, Wilson Contreras was said to have cried when he saw it.
If you are a Cubs fan, you will enjoy this show...and get a chance to run over to Maestro's.
Laughably, if one were to believe current pollsters, the election is over and Trump has already lost. Might pollsters have an agenda? Didn’t those same pollsters publish similar numbers in the 2016 election? I think in one poll Trump was losing to a dogcatcher from Cleveland. Me, I usually don’t need to be fooled twice, so I won’t put too much stock in pollsters this time around.
Have the Democrats unleashed so many reprobates running for the 2020 presidential race that Joe Biden is now considered the “safe harbor” mainstream Democrats are parking their dinghies? The elitists are certainly parking their yachts there.
Do you realize the Dems march toward socialism is dragging Uncle Joe with them, as he reverses previous opinions regularly? You do understand he’s not going to keep those opinions if elected? If history is a guide, he really doesn’t believe much of what he is currently saying.
If elected, Biden will be 78-years-old the first day in office. If he survives the term, he will be 82. And given the pick of miscreants he will be forced by the Democratic party to select for vice president, we can only pray he would live through the entire term. Otherwise, we might end up with the likes of “Pocahontas” Warren or worse, Kirsten Gillibrand as president.
Have any of you considering voting for Biden looked into his background? Assuming not, allow me to bring you up to date.
Biden became a lawyer in 1969. (That might be your first clue!) In 1972 he became a US Senator and stayed there for thirty-seven-years. Then Obama invited him to be vice president. That gave Uncle Joe another eight more years in government – an incredible forty-six years on the government dole. His pension will be around $248,000 per year.
In thirty-seven years in the US Senate, can anyone name one thing the man accomplished? If you care to look it up, the list is pretty short, although his home state of Delaware did get some pork pulled their way. You should consider his short accomplishment list when Crazy Joe is on the campaign circuit criticizing everything President Trump has failed to do in three years. Ask yourself, “what did Joe do during all those decades.
Lest we forget, Biden ran for president himself in 1988 and 2008. He was running strong in 1988 until it was uncovered, he was plagiarizing other people’s material, an act he also committed in law school. Biden did this quite often from a variety of different people. It torpedoed his campaign, causing him to wait another twenty years to run.
Crazy Joe is a gaffe machine that might give you some insight as how the man really thinks. One example is his initial description of Obama – “…the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy…”? If a Republican had made a similar comment, he/she would have been tarred, feathered and deported to Mongolia, never to be heard from again. There are more.
What is most troubling about Biden, besides being a collaborator in Obama’s efforts of destroying our country, is his possible connection to China and how it might unravel all of Trump’s efforts with the world’s biggest thief.
According to author Peter Schweitzer, in 2013, Biden took his son, Hunter, on Air Force Two to China. Two weeks later Hunter’s company, Rosemont Seneca Partners (John Kerry’s stepson is a partner), received a $1.5 billion deal with the Bank of China. (I flew coach for business and didn’t have the Vice President holding my hand.)
The Biden’s made a similar trip to the Ukraine for Hunter’s benefit, resulting with Hunter gaining a board seat on a Ukrainian natural-gas company. This came about after Biden allegedly made a threat to withhold a billion dollars in foreign aid to the country.
Of course, the Biden’s deny any wrong-doing and the schemes are much thicker and longer than what can be said in one commentary. It is now being investigated.
Assuming this matter to be true, and Biden isn’t talking about it, a Biden presidency would more than likely relax or overturn all of Trumps efforts at reigning in trade with China. Trumps measures to level the playing field with China have been a needed, but costly experience for some American businesses. To relax or repeal those measures due to personal indebtedness would be unethical to American businesses and their employees, as well as our country, setting back trade relations possibly for decades.
If you are considering voting for Biden, it would be to your benefit to research deeper into these matters. It speaks volumes about Joe Biden’s credibility.
When will the state of Georgia succumb to righteous Hollywood pressure and name the delusional loser of the Georgia governors’ race, Stacey Abrams, as co- governor of the state?
Speaking of Hollywood, how’s the sex strike going for Alyssa Milano? Moreover, how’s it going for the beleaguered David Bugliari, who is Mr. Alyssa Milano?
Is the seventy-seven -year old Speaker of the Illinois House, Mike Madigan ever going to retire and take his loafer off the collective throat of the people of Illinois?
Why are Congressman, both state and federal level, allowed to vote on their own pay increases? Since they work for us, shouldn’t that be our job to decide? Hey, Mr. Small, I’ll take a dollar per word increase…and a new Jaguar, if you don’t mind. You pick the color.
When reporting on Obama’s Presidential Center lawsuit and subsequent ruling, why wasn’t it mentioned that U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey is an Obama appointee? Was it really a surprise he made the ruling in Obama’s favor?
Speaking of the Obama Presidential Center (of Kenyan Studies?), why will it not contain any Obama presidential transcripts? Could it be they are still in the George Soros vault? Or destroyed with Hillary’s hard drive? If it’s not a true presidential library, complete with Obama transcripts, why do we taxpayers have to pay millions for the access roads and future upkeep of the building?
Does anyone have a clue as to why former disbarred Nixon lawyer, John Dean was called before Congress to testify on the Mueller Report, forty-five-years after Watergate? What possibly could the eighty-year-old convicted felon have to offer, other than the anti-Trump rants he is paid to regularly vent on CNN?
Who’s still watching CNN?
What’s the over/under bet for the re-election of Minnesota Representative Ilhan Abdullahi Omar?
Can anybody state rationally why President Trump should be impeached? Sadly, letters-to-the-editor and email requests have not been forthcoming. The impeachment word is thrown about casually, as if one were stating Trump has a red tie, but nobody seems to ever follow up with an explanation of the reason for impeachment, regardless of how much digging under rocks Jerry Nadler does.
Where did Chuck Schumer go? Never mind, it’s been rather pleasant without his mug on television.
Did the people that voted for billionaire JB Pritzker for governor know - before they voted - that he had removed toilets from an adjacent mansion, in order to reduce property taxes on a home he wasn’t living in? And they still voted for him?
Having failed with other claims, how long will it be until the Democratic party announces Trump has been a member of a cult that boils puppies alive? Will Nadler lead this investigation too?
Exactly when does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s clock start on the twelve-year end of the earth sentence? Be handy to know for clicking items off that bucket list, don’t ya think?
Are we really going to allow abortions up till birth in America? Has our society degraded to that level?
How many illegal aliens is enough? Evidently, the number is not twenty million, so can someone tell us what that number should be so we know when to turn off the spigot?
If the Democratic party is all about diversity, how come the two leading Democratic presidential candidates at this time are old white guys? Isn’t that what got us into this mess in the first place?
Why did the new Illinois budget, which doesn’t balance by a billion dollars or so, include a five percent increase in funding for public universities that have incredibly large endowments? What sense does it make for one nearby large university, for example, to get state money (our taxes) when they are sitting on over a three-billion-dollar endowment, and most of our kids can’t go there because of the large foreign student population? Wouldn’t that money be better spent on our local schools, trade schools, and junior colleges? Shouldn’t Illinois kids get the preferential treatment since they or their parents’ taxes and tuition money fund the schools?
Shouldn’t Kim Fox be awarded a cell next to Jussie Smollett? Know anybody else, except for OJ, that would have gotten away with this travesty of justice?
How is Hillary still not in prison? Actually, I was being facetious, as the answer is obvious. That woman has so much dirt on the rest of the Swamp they would all go to jail with her.
For the record, again, I am not contemplating suicide at this time.