Recently, Virginia Democratic governor, Ralph Northam found himself in some hot water because he might have appeared in his college yearbook in blackface…thirty-five years ago. For this egregious, but ancient faux-pas, people are demanding his resignation, which he claims is not forthcoming. By the time this commentary appears in print, he may have resigned and the capitol custodian will be the new Governor given the mess in that state.
Just a week before this the governor had been at the center of attention for comments regarding his opinion over late term abortions, including infanticide. This controversy has since been watered down with the assistance of the Democratic party and media. The official version now is that nobody is exactly clear on what the governor stated was acceptable.
Ironically, nobody called for his resignation for his stance on killing babies, but this blackface episode thirty-five years ago just can’t be tolerated. He now must be cast out of the Governor’s Mansion and possibly even the Democratic party.
Sorry folks, but I just can’t wrap my mind around the priorities with these two matters. Maybe it’s because of that whole Chebanse-thing again.
Here, we have a man who stated he’s for the abominable practice of late-term abortions, even possibly infanticide – after the child has been born – and is only being judged for a college prank? In my opinion, historians will someday judge us as if we lost our collective minds over our priorities.
Looking up statistics on the internet states a variety of abortion numbers, depending on the source. Left-leaning sources have much lower numbers than pro-life groups – imagine that. There is really no way to know the actual numbers. In the US, it’s somewhere between 625,000 – 825,000 abortions per year. The Worth Health Organization estimates there are an astonishing 40-50 million abortions per year in the world.
The numbers are ludicrous. I keep wondering if the guy who was to cure cancer might have been aborted, or perhaps the gal that was to unlock more secrets to the universe. What if some young lady terminated the next Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, or Mother Teresa? What a loss to mankind. And, even more amazingly, the US currently needs more young citizens.
Going back to the blackface issue, I can appreciate that some people would feel the practice is offensive now. If the governor had appeared at a party within the last year in the ridiculous costume, then he should be held accountable for his stupid act. It’s just not acceptable in this day and age, and you would have to have been living under a rock not to know that.
But jeez, thirty-five years ago during college? How is he supposed to atone for a juvenile act that long ago? Should we just shoot him, since killing is evidently all the rage in Virginia now.
Are we going to hold everyone accountable for what they did in school or decades ago when society’s norms were different? If so, I certainly could never hold public office and possibly even the local constabulary might want to be asking me some questions. But then I grew up, my cerebral cortex finally fully developed, and eventually I started acting more responsibly…although my wife might have a different opinion. And I know a whole bunch of people who would be banished with me. We were invincible. We committed foolish and possibly insensitive acts at times, just like very youngster throughout history. “Let those without sin cast the first stone.”
Having said all that, I have a feeling this call for resignation is neither about the abortion opinion or his alleged blackface stunt. Something within side me nags that this whole matter is more about power and control. Somebody wants or wanted that governors chair, and they will step on their own mother to get there. “They” found Governor Northam’s weak spot, just like he did with his opponent, and “they” have every intention of taking advantage. So, they became aware of some obscure picture from thirty-five years ago, released it to a salivating media that can never pass up a salacious politically incorrect story, and now we have a man on the ropes.
Perhaps, and this is just pure speculation on my part, it was the Lt. Governor who cast the first stone, only to have it bounce back at him for his past sexual escapades. More than likely, we will never know who is coveting that seat, but being the suspicious fellow my father said I was, I can’t help but think there is a power struggle going on behind the scenes.
And most incredible of all, I am actually defending a Democrat who believes in killing babies.
Surely, I’m not the only person in this country questioning why the media has made New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a media darling and house-hold name. Thanks to a fawning media Cortez, who is not old enough to run for president, has become more recognizable today than most of her fellow House representatives.
There were 101 newly-elected colleagues to the House of Representatives this past November. Quick, name the new male Congressman from Kansas, or the new female Congress-woman from New Mexico. I’ll save you the trouble from looking them up – their names are Republican Steve Watkins, Jr., and Democrat Debra Haaland, respectively.
A self-proclaimed Democratic-Socialist, Cortez promotes her romantic socialist agenda’s frequently and the media laps up every word to regurgitate to us. Even FOX seems to be pushing her irrational gibberish. Seemed she got as much face-time during the State of the Union address as President Trump.
Admittedly broke at the time of her election, anybody else wonder where Cortez got the money for that obviously expensive white ensemble she was sporting? With her fellow flock, the sea of white the women wore resembled a good old-fashioned Democratic Ku Klux Klan rally.
Now, with media assistance, she is promoting the old idea of the Green New Deal, along with Massachusetts Senator Ed Marky. Why would the seventy-two-year-old Marky, a career politician who has been bathing in the Washington Swamp since before personal computers were invented, hook up with Cortez, a neophyte forty-three years his junior, in order to re-introduce a socialist manifesto?
In February, Cortez stated, "Even the solutions that we have considered big and bold are nowhere near the scale of the actual problem that climate change presents to us."
I must have missed a memo definitively and scientifically stating proof of climate change. We can’t accurately predict how much snow we will get tomorrow, but they know for certain what is going to happen in the next ten-to-twelve years? When did man get so narcissistic as to believe we might affect Mother Nature’s cycles? Keep believing folks, Al Gore needs your money.
Anyway, back to the old idea of the Green New Deal resolution, which preservationists were talking about as far back as 2003: The term was coined in a San Francisco Chronicle article reporting on an environmentalist conference. Jill Stein and the Green Party adopted most of its content into their platform as well.
In addition to taking away cars, boats, planes, or anything else that runs on fossil-fuel from us non-elites, it will also levy more taxes on the average citizen, labeled a carbon tax. What do you want to bet there will be exemptions for the elites to fly around the world on their private jets, or have huge mansions, as Leonardo DiCaprio has become accustomed to?
Not only does the Green New Deal have a plan for reducing carbon emissions worldwide, it’s also going to solve all the woes for the poor, disabled, and minority communities. What one has to do with the other can only be explained by a politician, but my bet is we will be required to pay for it.
Other goals of the old Green New Deal:
·Upgrading all buildings to energy efficient, or tearing down those that aren’t. Don’t worry…“if you like your house, you will get to keep your house,” just like your doctor.
This is unsustainable, folks, and it’s only a program to share equally in misery. What government bureaucrat is to tell us what good wages are?
Predominately a liberal concept, nobody has said anything about how to pay for all this transformation. With an election near, they aren’t about to give us details on how to implement this nonsense either. Obama already wasted $90 billion of our money chasing ineffective environmental initiatives.
Facebook meme’s like to portray Cortez as ignorant; she’s anything but. She may say things with a youthful idealism, but make no mistake, she is highly educated, very ambitious, and most of all, extremely dangerous.
Just as Obama was.
I have trouble sleeping. Consequently, my mind races with innumerable thoughts. Whilst pondering, I am also listening to an irritating CPAP machine which, ironically, is supposed to help one sleep. This leads me to my first nightly observation:
How’s one supposed to sleep comfortably with hard plastic strapped tightly to their face? I have woken up with that mask on my forehead, over my ear, and in my hand, having no idea how it got there. I suspect my wife does it, but haven’t caught her yet. One would think someone might invent a more-user friendly device, preferably by means of osmosis.
Other deliberations: Is it just me, or do restaurants purposely hire the cutest young girls as hostesses who have no concept of customer service? Seems with this group, no matter what time you get to the beanery, they are going to make a face and inform you the wait will be incredibly long. Evidently, your presence has become a major inconvenience and it’s their job to block customers from enjoying the establishment. Nobody is that cute.
I also wonder, are Liberals really enjoying their march toward socialism? Seems currently they are actually trying to one-up each other, despite what has been going on daily in Venezuela. What’s next, everybody gets a free car? I’ll vote Democrat if they give me a free Bentley.
I’ll probably get in hot water over this one, but if a gal is going to get half-dressed and strut her stuff in public, why is it rude of me to look (assuming my wife is not within slapping distance)? I’m not blind, or dead, yet.
When did sweat pants become suitable attire for public appearances? Have we as a society gotten so lazy, we can’t put on pants to go out to eat? I’m considered pleasingly plump, and am quite sure nobody wants to see me in tight sweatpants while they are eating.
There seems to be a trend of people prefacing a reply to a discussion with the words “yeah, no…”. Well, which one is it, are you agreeing or disagreeing?
I’ve noticed the odds of food falling on my shirt at any meal to be nearing one-hundred percent. The more expensive the shirt, the higher the odds. It’s gotten so bad, when ordering a meatball sandwich, I order an extra meatball and request the waitress to throw it on my shirt, just to get the anxiety over with. Surely, I can’t be the only one with this challenge?
When, and why, did men start going to bridal showers, baby showers, and multiple wedding parties? When I got married back in the dark ages, my biggest job was to show up on time. My wife seemed to like it that way and we’ve been married 39 years now, despite an ever-increasing divorce rate.
Please explain to me how one can be a devout Catholic and believe in abortion? Is that not an oxymoron?
Why are people so distraught, bordering on hysteria, if someone breaks into their home to steal their money and television, but are completely oblivious to politicians taking their money through excessive taxation? That is your money too. Will it become more obvious when politicians start taxing the air we breathe? Get involved people!
When did the use of crude four-letter words, particularly in mixed company or around children, become so prevalent? I once bemoaned this publicly and was informed this practice is no longer limited to just men. This was driven home upon the election to Congress of that clown from Detroit. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we spoke to each other in a more civil and polite manner, sans cursing? What are we teaching children? How to use four-letter curse words as verbs?
Speaking of words, every year, there are more words added to the English language. While this is being done, why don’t they start deleting extra useless letters from words in order to simplify spelling. For examples, why are there two “d’s” in the word Wednesday, an “h” in school or schedule, or an “x” in xylophone? Who ran off with the “z?” Why can one spell the name “Alan” or “Allen, or have one “b” or two “b’s” in the name Webber? All this confuses folks and makes for wrong answers on spelling bees.
And perhaps the biggest wonder of all that really keeps me pondering at night, more so than what is on the other side of those black holes, is that for the life of me, I can’t wrap my brain around why Hillary Clinton is still not in prison?