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Do you long for the “good old days,” possibly 2016, after the Cubs won the World Series and Donald Trump was elected President? Or how about 2018…when the economy was booming after years of Obama stagnation?
Anxiety in those days was limited to acts of possible subversion, courtesy of the Democrat party, which sadly continues to this day. History tells us they have been at it for a long time.
Now, we wait to see if the “tag team” of William Barr and John Durham are going to arrest somebody for the seditious acts of the 2016 election. I was doubting they would until Democrats treated Barr like a red-headed stepchild during Congressional hearings last Tuesday. They might have kicked a sleeping dog with that stunt.
Those days of yesteryear were also when wealthy football players who knelt, ostensibly against the police, were ostracized for foolishness, not pandered to by league and team owners. They will feel America’s wrath this fall, assuming their season isn’t already cancelled.
Looking back, the millionaires in NASCAR, the MLB and NBA, along with other athletes, had better sense than to get caught up in the anti-American shenanigans being exhibited in the NFL. Now, most of them are the same miscreants who kneel, sit or hide while the National Anthem is playing.
It was also before we learned the NBA was in Communist China’s pocket, ignoring China’s slave labor and concentration camp issues for the $500 million revenue they gorge upon. Meanwhile NBA rocket scientist LeBron James rails against America.
These were the times when convicted criminals served their sentences, regardless of prison conditions. Everyone was aware of the hazards of prison life. But a bug imported from China caused the prison system to become more “benevolent.” Before, it wasn’t unusual for one to experience life-threatening issues in prison like beatings, shanks, or rapes. But, upon the threat of a bug that evidently can be eliminated by a piece of cloth over one’s mouth, it suddenly became inhumane for jailbirds to be locked up. Nobody asked their victims.
It was also before armchair-medical-experts decided to dictate what we need to do concerning our health, as opposed to our liberty. Even actual medical experts, who are not in obeyance with this class of new non-medical experts, were to be ostracized and muzzled by social media. The armchair club does not mention anything about the double-standard as to why those health requirements don’t extend to rioters, the homeless, black folks in certain portions of Oregon, or politicians in DC.
Furthermore, during the recent John Lewis/Biden political rally and funeral, several politicians attended a Georgia church service to listen to Obama bloviate some more on the evils of America – just before he jetted back to his $15 million Cape Cod mansion. (This was the same Congressman Lewis who did not attend either George W. Bush’s or Donald Trump’s inauguration because they weren’t “legitimate.”)
Some in the audience dutifully wore masks. How many of you were denied a funeral church service for your loved one during this supposed pandemic, or even church services at all? Yet, because it was a politician who passed, they, the ruling class, are allowed to congregate in church because evidently, the “bug” doesn’t attack special people, just us foolish people.
Wonder how many of those same politicians, upon returning to DC, are quarantining themselves for fourteen days, as per DC mayoral law, for anyone coming from GA? My bet is zero.
Speaking of rioters, this was also before Americans ever dreamed anarchy would be allowed to invade our cities; acts condoned by the Left and politicians that misrepresent them. I understand Senator Lindsay Graham had something to say about this, but we’ve learned he’s all hat and no cattle.
This was back before Soros funded terrorist’s organizations like ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter exploded on to the streets, leaving destruction, injured, and death in their wake, allegedly over the death of a drug-addled felon. If that’s the narrative you adhere to.
It was before social media began censoring Conservative thought and comments, including the sitting President of the US, and then lying to Congress about it. Just as well, Congress had no idea what Big-Tech was talking about anyway.
Also, before we knew of the dark world of Jeffery Epstein and the affluent people participating in his debauchery. Before Epstein didn’t hang himself. The world now holds its breath waiting to see how Epstein’s paramour, Ghislaine Maxwell inexplicably meets her demise, and more evidence goes missing.
Well folks, my guess is this anarchy and lunacy will be over November 3rd, the day after the election. The virus will magically be gone, the riots will be subsiding as Liberals come to some sobering realizations, jails will be full again, the MLB, NHL, and NBA seasons will all be one big asterisk, the NFL ratings will have plummeted faster than Bill Clinton's pants in a trailer park, and the stock market will be streaking upward.
And best of all President Trump will be back to draining the Swamp. If I’m wrong, we’ll be getting the government we deserve.
Surely, I’m not the only one fed up with the social anarchy tearing this country apart, as well as the pinheads allowing it to exist? At this rate, people may come to understand the term “silent-majority,” with more clarity in November.
Governors have released over 16,000 criminals on the streets amid China bug concerns, while directing the rest of us to stay quarantined and wear masks. You probably won't believe this, but some of those criminals were re-arrested. It may be a "foolish" question but if masks are so effective, why didn’t they just give them to the prisoners?
Anarchy runs wild on city streets, excused by Democrat mayors, unmindful of their oath to protect life, liberty and property. Insurrection, under the guise of “peaceful protests” occur in Democrat cities daily, resulting in injury, death and destruction of property. President Trump offers assistance, but is scorned, fearful he will quell what they can’t.
In the wake of the anarchy in New York City, Comrade Mayor DeBlasio, evidently having nothing better to do, childishly helped paint Black Lives Matter on the street in front of Trump Tower. The BLM mural has been vandalized several times since, so Comrade DeBalsio stationed around-the-clock police at the site, right after he cut a billion dollars from the police budget. Maybe Trump should paint Trump2020 in front of NY city hall. DeBlasio is toast after this term, I predict.
In St. Louis Missouri rioters busted through the fence of a gated community, marched up to the first house, only to be met by a terrified couple standing armed outside their home, ready to protect their property. The result of this incident is felony charges have been filed…against the couple protecting their home! Their weapons have also been confiscated.
Fueled by George Soros money, the war-torn cities of Portland Oregon and Seattle Washington have coordinated civil unrest that would make a Baghdad terrorists blush, with no end in sight. Been going on for 54 days at the time of this writing.
Fourteen people were shot in a volley of gunfire at a funeral last Tuesday afternoon in, would you believe Chicago! A drive-by shooter opened fire, but was fired back upon by those in attendance. Consider the bizarreness of people feeling compelled to bring guns to a funeral.
Chicago Mayor Lighthead doesn’t trust Trumps motives for offering to help. Along with Governor “Commodes” Pritzker and IAG Rauol, she had a pow-wow (is that word racist?) just in case that crafty Trump tries something she doesn’t like. She’s gonna sue by God! Through that stare of hers, she seems clueless Trump is just giving her enough slack to be voted out of office next time around for being the incompetent boob she’s turned out to be.
When press secretary Kaleigh McEnany mentioned Lighthead might be derelict in protecting the Chicago people, as nearly 2,000 mostly black people have been shot this year, Lighthead’s response was a cross, “Hey, Karen, watch your mouth.” Had I been McEnany, I would have responded to Lighthead by asking, “or what, Beetlejuice?” (For those not up on the new lingo, a “Karen” is an entitled white woman and Beetlejuice is, well, Chicago Mayor Lighthead.)
This is all happening against the backdrop of a media reminding us every minute of the day how many people died from the China bug. If the numbers can be believed (and I don’t) the death number is about 147,000, mostly elderly folks this year. For comparison purposes, that is half the number of cancer deaths. It is also less than the number of abortions…in just California this year.
You have a 99% rate of living through China’s bug, and yet, the nation is terrified because the media won’t let the hysteria subside to allow society and the economy to heal. You want to calm your fears, turn off your damn news sources.
To heighten the hysteria, there’s that matter of certain retailers, like Kroger, going to a cashless gimmick, insisting only on credit or debit cards. If you use cash, Kroger won’t give you your change, they round up to the next nearest dollar. You can then use your own money as a balance the next time you go in, or donate it to a charity of...their choice.
This stunt is supposedly because of concerns over China’s bug too. When was the last time you sanitized your credit cards? I can't tell you how many times I've dropped mine on the floor of whatever establishment I tried to use it at.
Retailers also are blaming this on an imaginary shortage of coins. That's a hoot. Don’t believe it. It’s a blatant attempt to track people, a precursor to being chipped…like a dog.
Some in corporate America are using all this mayhem as cover to enact their various political correctness schemes too, such as the example I used last week of Redskins merchandise being pulled unless their name has been changed. Because of their political liberal involvement, there have been several corporations our company has decided to cease doing business. I can only hope other companies make similar determinations. (In full disclosure, Target should have been on the list too, but I’m afraid to tell my wife.)
About those masks, I’ll take three days for $20 on the over/under for the number of days when teachers give up trying to make school kids wear masks all day?
A couple years ago I wrote opposition to an op-ed that the Washington Redskins football team should change their name. The papers published my rebuttal. You’ve been stuck with me ever since.
Now, the Redskin organization, owned primarily by Dan Snyder, has announced they will succumb to PC pressure, dropping the name Redskins, as well as the Indian logo. It’s been their nickname for 87 years.
Supposedly, this came as great relief to the Navajo nation, although the logo was not a Navajo, but of a man from the Blackfeet tribe named John “Two Guns” White Calf, designed in 1971 by Blackie Wetzel, also of the Blackfeet tribe.
While Snyder resisted the name change for years, he capitulated for money. Would you expect anything less? Fed-Ex was paying 207 million bucks for naming rights to the stadium, located in Maryland, and were threatening Snyder’s wallet. Snyder wants a new stadium built inside the DC city limits and must be counting on Fed Ex to pony up more dough for the new digs; well, at least that portion taxpayers don’t get stuck with.
In lockstep, other liberally managed corporations such as Amazon, Walmart, Target, Nike, and Dick’s Sporting Goods pulled Redskin merchandise from their stores. Doesn’t that give you a warm, fuzzy feeling to know the nation’s largest retailers are in on the plot to turn our country into a socialist cesspool resembling Venezuela?
At the time of this writing, there is no official new name for the Redskin’s franchise. Having beaten Snyder into submission, the Navajo now want to name the team too. They suggested the Navajo Code Talkers, after the secret language used during WW2. Redtails is also a leading contender, named after the Tuskegee Airmen, a collection of black WW2 fighter pilots.
I’d like to offer a few suggestions;
How about the Washington Wimps? They don’t play particularly good football, and there is that matter of Snyder surrendering to political correctness.
If they really want to chase more corporate money and atone for their sins, they could dangle naming rights in front of the corporations that removed their merchandise from shelves. For examples, there could be the Washington Fed X’ers, the Washington Amazonians, or even the DC Dicks.
My favorite - the Washington Trumps. There could be a big gold “T” for the logo. The helmets and jerseys would be red, white, and blue. Adam Schiff would have to start another bogus impeachment campaign at how Snyder and Trump pulled that off.
The woke crowd won’t stop with the Redskins, folks. The baseball Cleveland Indians recently deleted their logo, Chief Wahoo, who’d been grinning exuberantly on ball caps since 1947. They’re “working” on a new name now.
Many Cleveland baseball fans, having accepted the removal of the Indians’ name and logo whether they liked it or not, would like to see the team go back to original names such as the Spiders or Naps. The ultimate decision is going to be up to ownership…along with input from an Indian tribe. The fans…you know, those people paying for the tickets, beer, and hotdogs that pay all those ridiculously huge salaries, will evidently not have a voice.
There is also rumbling about the “racist” Texas Rangers baseball franchise changing names too. Incredibly, snowflakes now equate the name of a famous law enforcement agency to the Klan due to their alleged harsh brutality. Are the Minneapolis Vikings far behind? (Makes one wonder how the Pittsburgh Pirates name never came up, although we probably already know that answer.)
After the woke crowd gets their way with these franchises, they will look around for more “injustices” to whine about. The general consensus is they will more than likely put the Atlanta Braves in their cross-hairs next. The Braves said they aren’t budging on the name, but absurdly agreed to curb the “tomahawk chant” – yet another attack on first amendment rights. The Kansas City Chiefs will come shortly thereafter.
You watch, eventually they will focus their snowflake-ness on our beloved Blackhawk (hockey) name and logo, perhaps the most iconic logo in sports. Wanna bet?
Blackhawk management vowed to keep the name. “The Chicago Blackhawks name and logo symbolizes an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois…, whose leadership and life has inspired generations of Native Americans, veterans, and the public,” the Hawks stated to the Chicago Sun-Times, with a straight face. Additional sanctimonious statements followed. Afterwards everyone held hands and sang kumbaya.
Black Hawk, by the way, was part of the Sauk tribe. During the War of 1812 he fought on the side of the British against the United States, perhaps explaining why Blackhawk management can act smug about not having to change their name at this time. Anyone that fought against the founding of America can’t be all that bad in a liberal’s head.
Well, I doubt I’ll be watching any of them anyway.
Over the July 4th holiday, while people were protesting, rioting, and killing one another in our largest cities, some degenerate protested the killing of George Floyd by ripping a statue of Frederick Douglass off it’s base. This happened at Maplewood Park in Rochester NY, where Douglass had given a celebrated speech 168 years – to the day – earlier. The statue was found 50 yards away leaning against a fence, rather than atop the degenerate, as karma might have dictated.
What a way to honor Floyd – by tearing down a statue of Douglass. For those of you young enough to have been denied a proper education in American History in our “modern” schools and over-priced liberal universities, Douglass was hugely significant in the battle against slavery.
Douglass escaped slaveryto became a leader for the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York. Well known nationally for passionate oratory and his written skills, Douglas railed against the iniquities of human bondage. He enlisted black soldiers into the Union Army, including two sons, and met personally with Abraham Lincoln to appeal for equal pay and better treatment for enlisted black soldiers.
Douglass also wrote several auto-biographies, including a bestseller entitled, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave,” in 1845. He was also the first black person to be nominated for Vice President of the US, albeit against his wishes, to be running mate to Victoria Woodhull on the Equal Rights Party ticket.
The group that ripped up that statue either had no idea who Douglass was, or had an anarchist agenda. Given the anniversary date, one might suspect the latter.
Another group of anarchists has tried repeatedly to tear down or demand removal of a statue of Abraham Lincoln, called the Emancipation Memorial, in Washington DC, erected in 1876. It depicts a freed slave kneeling above the word “EMANCIPATION,” raising himself up from the ground upon a gesture by Lincoln. There is a replica statue in Boston that has been targeted as well. Incredibly, only in today’s PC culture is this statue considered racist.
For you Gender Studies majors, Lincoln is the author of the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing 3.5 million slaves upon his decree. He did so not as President, but as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, an important distinction, as the slavery issue was considered a state’s right at the time.
Nearly every country in the world has the stain of slavery on all races, yet the United States is the only one to enact a proclamation against it. There were fifteen presidents before Lincoln…mostly great men, yet none penned a decree to free people. None were Republican either.
The impetus for the anarchy America is experiencing is over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a racist cop. The group seemingly leading the protests against Floyd's murder is called “Black Lives Matter,” or BLM. (If you want to see a Liberal’s head explode, counter the term BLM with “All Lives Matter.”)
People of all races are graciously donating money to the BLM cause. Unfortunately, this money is channeled through a registered charitable organization called ActBlue Charities, a political action committee that collects money for Democratic campaigns. It appears the BLM donations are, in all probability, a shell to funnel money to Democrat candidates. This claim is denied in confusing diatribes by liberal “fact-check” organizations.
Suffice to say, due to the way ActBlue reports its finances within charitable finance laws, it is nearly impossible to find out who is the actual donor of the money given to BLM. It appears much of it goes to Democratic presidential candidates. If you believe you’re donating to the BLM movement, there’s a good chance you’re donating to Biden’s campaign instead, whether that was your intention or not.
Additionally, heavily bureaucratic, machine-influenced Chicago, who hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1931, has a serious black on black murder problem, horrifically including innocent children, and in mind-numbing numbers. Most of the nation’s largest cities have similar problems,and for all the same reasons. The common denominator to this carnage is all major cities are run by Democrats.
I mention this as it appears to me the Democrat party may have carried out a "bait and switch" scheme on the BLM movement. What was originally an outcry of police brutality was whipped into a tempestuous frenzy by an unscrupulous media, and to a state of anarchy in an attempt to overturn our current system of democracy.
Somehow, I just don’t think that’s how average black Americans envisioned this protest happening. I’m convinced the average black American loves his/her country every bit as the average white guy, and does not want to see Socialism ushered into this country.
As I've explained in detail in my past two commentaries, it baffles me why, throughout history, Democrats have treated people of color with such disdain.
As we hurtle toward the presidential election, could you ever imagine the bizarre events we are living through in 2020? Fortunately, this mayhem is mostly all election related and will be over November 3rd. Consider if you will:
A three-year impeachment hoax, possibly orchestrated by the nation’s highest officials, including the FBI, CIA, a past Secretary of State and even perhaps a past president, to remove a sitting president, in a failed coup attempt. AG Bill Barr is still navigating through the sewage of this swamp.
The Democrats are pushing as their presidential candidate a man with a checkered past and signs of mental decline, and the pollsters are trying to tell us he's leading decidedly in the polls, ala 2016.
Shortly after the hoax was exposed, an extremely suspicious China virus hit us. Stubbornly it won’t go away. This prompted politicians to shut down an economy costing the country up to $7.9 trillion over the next decade, an “Obama-special” bill our grandchildren have to pay. Everything associated with this virus has an air of suspicion about it.
Then a racist white cop killed a drug-addled black man in Minneapolis, unleashing anarchy across the country. Protests sprung up, which turned into riots, then the obligatory looting that has now gone on for weeks. Nothing like sticking it to the “man” and showing solidarity by stealing a big screen television.
There have been ridiculous calls to defund the police, and astonishingly, some large cities, all Democrat, are considering it. Council members in Minneapolis voted to disband the police, then hired private protection for themselves…on taxpayer dime. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
Rather than quelling the mayhem, as is their duty, elected politicians allowed carnage to spread across the country, going so far as letting derelicts in Seattle take over part of the city. The city recently took back the property only after the residents of CHOP, bored with shooting each other, ventured to the mayor’s home.
There is a common theme to this anarchy – it’s called the Democrat party. You can bet none of these miscreants will be casting a vote for Trump in November.
If most knew the history of the Democrat party, they probably wouldn’t be Dems, as most of the “left-leaners” I know are descent people. But, as Ronald Reagan said, “…there’s just so much they don’t know.”
The Democrat party was established in 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, “owner” of 95 slaves. The first Democrat president, he was also the leading force behind the passage of the Indian Removal Act, which led to the infamous Trail of Tears. 60,000 American Indians and black slaves were forced out of the Southeast to territories west of the Mississippi River. 4,000 people perished along the way.
At that time, most members of the Democrat party in the south passionately favored slavery. Their insistence on owning slaves led to the election of Abraham Lincoln (the first Republican president) and ultimately, the Civil War. Nearly the entirety of the Confederate Army were Democrats.
After the war, white supremacist Democrats in the south, chaffing under Reconstruction policies, formed the Ku Klux Klan in 1865 to oppose blacks and Republicans. Nearly all electoral votes from the south went to Democrats, earning it the nickname, the “Solid South.” Democratic Memphis alderman, William Bedford Forrest, commander of the Ft. Pillow (Tennessee) massacre of 380 black troops, was the first Grand Wizard. Their opposition to black people went on nearly a hundred years with Jim Crow laws and poll taxes, further attempts of enforcing racial segregation.
Black folks and American Indians weren’t the only victims of Democrats either. Democrat Franklin Roosevelt interned 117,000 people of Japanese descent during WW2 as well.
Upon the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, black voters, historically Republican, switched to the Democrat party with Democrat President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” a series of social programs loosely copied off of FDR’s socialistic “New Deal,” designed to help the poor. Medicaid, Medicare, and federal education funding are all products of this legislation, and are still with us today. While this may appear favorable on its face, it has been at considerable expense and massive expansion of the federal government, further adding to the federal deficit. Ironically, one of the original precepts of the Democrat party was less government.
Popular Democratic WV Senator, Robert Byrd, in Congress 57 years, was a member of the KKK. Democrats claim this was when Byrd was young and didn’t know better. However, in 1964, at 47, Byrd joined other Democrats in an unsuccessful filibuster against the Civil Rights Act. Democrats Obama, Clinton, and Biden all spoke at Byrd’s 2010 funeral.
Since its inception, only 15 of 45 presidents have been Democrats, even though the part has been around 192 years. The party is no longer that of Harry Truman and John Kennedy. Today, there are 45,716,000 Democrats in the US, but they have morphed into a hodge-podge of diverse alliances; the only commonality being the ghoulish practice of abortion.
Liberals have taken over the Democrat party, forcibly pushing with ANTIFA assistance, the ideology further toward Socialism. In 2016 a Socialist-Democrat, Bernie Sanders won 1,865 delegates and received over 13 million votes in what was basically a rigged election…against him. This is the by-product of spending tons of cash to send our kids to be exploited by liberal professors, a situation that needs to be reviewed and changed, along with future "government money" allocated to universities.
In spite of the ongoing abject misery of socialism in Venezuela, the Socialist members of the US Democrat party are expanding. They reject Americanism (patriotism) and are replacing it with identity politics (tribalism). They believe there is no end to other people’s money and everything should be free - housing, education, medical care, etc. They also want stricter gun control, no borders, and extreme environmentalism. It’s a wonder the Dems haven’t shed the Socialists from their platform. My grandfather, a staunch Democrat his entire life, would not recognize today’s Democrat party.
In reviewing Socialists progressive constructs, promoted by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, I found one idea agreeable – change the tax rules to discourage shipping jobs overseas. That might be an idea the Dems want to keep while they are Socialist tossing.
But then I discovered another Democrat construct that made me chuckle, particularly as the Russia hoax investigation continues. Would you believe one of their stated goals, right now, is to improve privacy laws and curtail government surveillance?
Somebody forgot to tell Obama.