Remember when Hillary called Trump voters a “basket of deplorables.” Well MSNBC was recently looking under rocks and managed to find a former naval intelligence officer named Malcolm Nance who compared Trump voters to ISIS. Guess we know why he is a “former” intelligence officer.
CNN is now pushing a narrative that Trump supporters are trapped in a cult. Seriously!
Vanity Fair magazine mentioned the cult in an interview with George Conway, husband to Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, reporting that he tells people “she’s in a cult.” It should be noted Mr. Conway in not a fan of the president after being rejected for a position in the administration.
From there, CNN’s Chief Media correspondent, Brian Stelter, was able to get Anthony Scaramucci, who held the job - for a week - of House Director of Communications under Trump, to repeat the cult mantra.
Stelter parlayed that to get former CBS News Anchor, Dan Rather to repeat the cult chant. Rather went so far as to include Senator McConnell under the spell of the cult. To jog your memory, Rather disgraced himself when he used unconfirmed documents for a story on GW Bush’s National Guard service. Ever wonder how many other stories Rather may have manipulated in his 44 years of “reporting?”
All of this cult absurdity may stem from a book by Steve Hassan, called “The Cult of Trump.” Hassan was trapped in the San Myung Moon’s Unification Church cult back in the ‘70’s and has since made a living being a “de-programmer” for people in the clutches of a cult.
Hassan claims Trump is using mind control over his supporters. (Note – I did not read the book) If you think about that, stating Trump supporters’ brains are being manipulated, he hubristically implies that all 63 million of us are stupid because of our choice of candidate for president. And if we are really that ignorant, then perhaps we will buy his book and/or sign up for his de-programming services before November of 2020. Bless his little capitalistic heart.
With the Left, it never stops! Are we to put any confidence in the people promoting these conspiracies?
Some folks on both sides of the aisle are starting to quote the late Rodney King, “Why can’t we all get along?” Mr. King was the man beaten violently by the Los Angeles police after he fled arrest. This touched off the bloody Los Angeles riots in 1992 when policemen were acquitted in a criminal court. King later received a large settlement in a civil suit and eventually drowned with a snoot full of dope.
It’s naïve to “all get along” when the Left has spent every minute of the Trump presidency thus far trying to impeach him and calling us deplorable, racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, white supremacist, ISIS, and now gullible enough to fall under the spell of a cult…as Mr. Hassan did. And while they are doing this, the Main stream media cheer-leads their efforts. I don’t know about you folks, but I’m just not very hospitable when called names.
Reviewing some of the moronic politicians and celebrities that guaranteed Trump would never win the White House, in front of large crowds or the camera, is revealing.
Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G87UXIH8Lzo
Politicians from Lindsay Graham on the right to Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama on the Left piled on. Obama made un-presidential jokes about Trump on the campaign trail.
Then there were nearly every celebrity and all the late-night talk show clowns bashing a Trump candidacy for the camera. Seth Myer made fun of a Trump candidacy at a banquet, with Trump sitting in the audience. Everyone roared with laughter, except Trump, who had a camera pointed at him. Who’s the idiot now, Seth?
Even news pundits George Will, Lou Dobbs, Carl Rove, George Stephanopoulos and Bob Beckle got in on the act. Pelosi and Beckle moronically guaranteed Trump would never win.
You suppose these people have a common interest? None of them apologized for their boorish behavior, but they all continue to bash our pick for president, as if they are smarter than Trump supporters.
And now they and their ilk, seeing nothing else working, still try to impeach him and promote phony theories in order for us to “all get along.” The nation is divided, they say, and we all need to come together – their way! It is we that need to relent, they say.
Their version of all of us getting along is for us to succumb to their Leftist ideals. To quote the recently late Elijah Cummins, “over my dead body.”
Please don’t let Hillary know I said that.
The other day I posted a rather innocuous message on Face Book. The message read, “Jeffery Epstein didn’t hang himself.” (I can’t help myself.)
These five words must have made its way past the so-called algorithms at Face Book headquarters as the message appeared normally. I got five “likes,” one comment, and two shares before it mysteriously disappeared.
Evidently, the message upset the gnomes at Face Book headquarters, as those types of Free Speech messages are no longer fit for public view, and are not tolerated in today’s society.
The head gnome, a nasty little unit who identifies by Henrietta, sent my message straight to Mark Zuckerberg. “Z” went berserk when he read it, tearing his best T-shirt in the process. He immediately sent it to Congressman Adam “Pencil-neck” Schiff.
And that is how I came to be called before the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
I found myself seated at this table staring up over a high bench at bug-eyed, pencil-necked chairman, Schiff, who’s bully pulpit towers over me. Everyone to his left scowls at me; anger and derision in their eyes. Everyone to his right looks bored out of their skulls.
I looked down and noticed “What difference does it make” etched into the table.
A rough transcript of our dialogue follows:
Pencil – Neck (PN): “Mr. Webber, do you know why we called you here today?”
Me: “No clue.”
PN: “It has come to our attention you stated publicly, Mr. Epstein didn’t hang himself, which we find disconcerting.”
Me: “OK. Who’s ‘we?’”
PN: Ignoring my question, “Well, what have you got to say for yourself, Mr. Webber?”
Me: “Call me, Alan.” (I smiled to break the ice.)
PN: “OK, Alan, I will repeat the question and I would ask you to only answer to what you’re asked.” (Three people to his left hissed) “What information have you got on the Epstein matter?”
Me: “Excuse me, but that’s not what you asked me originally.”
PN: (Eyes bulging) “Sarcasm is not flattering on you, Mr. Webber!”
Me: “You know, there are a few people that have told me that when rebutting my commentaries.” (Representative Nunes laughed out loud.)
PN: “Nonetheless, what information have you got on how Mr. Epstein came to his untimely demise?”
Me: “None, I was stating an opinion. That used to be legal in this country before you snowflakes took over.”
PN: (Scowling) “When you made the statement, “Jeffery Epstein didn’t hang himself,” are you talking about the financier who recently was tragically and mysteriously discovered deceased in his prison cell in Manhattan?”
Me: “Why was there another?”
PN: “We’ll ask the questions, Webber!” (I thought the eyeballs were going to come out of their sockets.)
Me: “Hey, I’m asking for a friend, did those two guards commit suicide yet?”
With this comment, the gavel slammed with all the force Schiff could muster while calling for a ten-minute break. Everyone on the right took out pillows for a nap. Everybody to the left headed off to a little office with Schiff, me in tow.
Once inside a dark room I was beaten, kicked, and spit upon, evidently for my insolence. I swear I heard Hillary’s laugh. Glad I didn’t ask about the whistleblower.
Ten minutes later I took my seat again at the table with all the hotshots staring down at me. Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio took one look at me and demanded to know who beat on me.
PN: “Mr. Jordan, we have no idea how that happened, but it is not your turn yet, so we will continue our questioning.” (While talking he never took his eyes off me in case I was going to talk out of turn in his proceedings. I just sat there, wiping spit off.)
PN: “Now, Webber, are you sure, Mr. Epstein is dead?”
Me: “Not really.”
PN: “Then why did you say he was?”
Me: “I didn’t. I said he didn’t hang himself.”
PN: “Who didn’t hang himself?”
Me: (perplexed) “Epstein!”
PN: “If he didn’t hang himself, why did you say he did?”
Me: (Head shaking) “I didn’t…, er ...my point was he was hung, but didn’t do it himself.”
PN: “And how do you know that?” (He leaned over his high bench; lips pursed.)
This grilling went on for twelve more hours. The people on the right side of Schiff had all snuck out some time during the proceedings. Those on the left continued to scowl and hiss me, never blinking.
Schiff did all the talking, dissecting every word of my post, turning them every which way.
Finding nothing to be gained with that path, he started dissecting each letter of the words…right up until it was time to wake up.
I might have to go back tomorrow.
Within our area, mention great high school football coaches and one name will usually come to mind, Bishop Mac’s Hall of Fame Coach, Rich Zinanni, the coach with the third most wins in Illinois history.
But if one were to travel just twelve miles south, through all that corn, to Central High School, they would find an unassuming former science teacher, virtually unknown to anyone outside of the Central area or High School coaches circle, who is becoming one of the best football coaches within the area’s history.
If he stays coaching 3-4 more years, he will be in the top 50 all-time in Illinois wins himself.
Sporting a goatee and his trademark khaki shorts throughout the football season, regardless of the weather, former Idaho boy, Brian Spooner is quietly amassing an incredible record with Central football, where the sport is king. (Central is my Alma mater but I somehow managed to graduate, long before Spooner's arrival.)
Central just completed another extraordinary year, going undefeated for the season before losing to Fieldcrest in the 2A quarter-final playoffs by a score of 37-19. It didn't help that three of Central's players were out with injuries, but Coach Spooner would never complain. They wound up with a sparkling 11-1 record this year.
Spooner, also Dean of Students, has been coaching football for 25 seasons, 22 of them at Central. He has guided the Comets to 158 wins, more than double any former Central coach. Additionally, he has been at the helm for ten conference titles, 2 state semifinals and 5 quarterfinals appearances. He too is a member of the Illinois High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame.
Having grown up in Chebanse, I know the football teams at Central are predominately made up of the sons of hard-working farmers and blue-collar workers from the small Otto, Chebanse, Clifton, and Ashkum areas. Life is simpler in those areas where everybody knows everyone else. There are no special "recruits" coming to Central, nor anyone going on to play football in major college programs. The last one to do so, Bill Burrell, was over 60 years ago. They are young men destined for the workforce after school and/or college.
Yet, year-after-year, Spooner takes kids “from the corn” under his wing and molds them into near championship caliber. He hasn't quite gotten to the big game yet in Champaign, but often gets close. He will have another opportunity next year as many on this year's team will return. Spooner does this by the force of his own nature - those kids will run through a wall for him. He can be tough, but they love him because he always has their back.
I witnessed that force of nature, first-hand, back in 2008 when my son, Zach played football for him...begrudgingly, in his senior year. Zach had been playing football with the same boys since they were in Pee-Wee football, and quite frankly, they were never very good. In the previous eleven years of playing football for dads posing as coaches, winning seasons were rare. There was no reason to think anything would be different in 2008.
The season started out with Central surprisingly winning its first two games. They went to Chester next, south of St. Louis, and lost a game they probably should have won. Next on the schedule was St. Joe, a team with a long history of beating this Central class like a “red-headed-step-child.” Somehow, Spooner willed those boys to win that game in a squeaker; and the fire was lit. They realized then if they could beat St. Joe, they, as a team, could beat anybody. You saw it in their eyes.
That marginally talented team stomped their way to a 10-3 record, coming within one game of going to the big dance in Champaign, losing to the eventual State Champion, Immaculate Conception. That season will always be one of the highlights of their lives, directly attributed to Spooner. After that last loss to IC, Zach came to me, tears in his eyes, thanking me for encouraging him to keep playing football.
To this day, he and his friends speak often, both fondly and reverentially about the “Coach.” Spooner’s credo of “fifteen minutes early is fifteen minutes late,” has stayed with them, teaching them to always be prepared.
Central doesn’t always get as much press as the more “local” teams. You probably would be hard-pressed to find many people outside the area who could name the football coach at Central. That’s a shame as Central is fortunate to have a real jewel in Coach Brian Spooner.
It’s getting tedious writing about political theater. It takes quite a bit of time to keep up with the political shenanigans, and quite frankly, affects a fella’s mood. Some of the distractions being allowed now, such as Adam Schifts kangaroo court, to use as just one example, are criminal, as well as embarrassing to our country. Question – what if the Republicans just stopped paying attention to the Schift circus?
Politics seems to be a never-ending festival of elected officials reaching into our pockets or usurp the powers the Founding Fathers bestowed upon us. Then there are those just biding time, enjoying the generous benefits they have bestowed upon themselves.
There was a meme on Face Book that, much like the race car circuit, called for politicians to wear advertisements on their suits for all the companies buying their favor. It’s the rare politician on either side of the aisle who is not beholden to some lobbyist, business, or country. This is why they leave DC and state capitols as millionaires. They siphon off our money. We know this and allow it to happen because they are masters at keeping us at odds between ourselves! Don’t believe that – look at the three year crusade of trying to impeach Trump.
As I burrow deeper into the bowels of politics, I’ve also become more cynical of the national media’s efforts to prop up distractions. Read the original and blasphemous obituary by the Washington Post on Baghdadi, calling him an “austere religious scholar,” rather than the animal he really was. This was nothing but pot-stirring by a major national media outlet.
It truly is a Swamp, folks. I can’t fathom how President Trump takes this beating every day. If I were him I’d give up and go chase Melania around the mansion.
Our problem is apathy folks; a fancy word for not caring. We seem to be hurtling towards Socialism, perhaps within the next 10-15 years. More than 50% of our youth are willing to give Socialism a shot, primarily because they have not been educated in the misery of Socialism. Our schools and universities have failed us shamefully in this regard. Evidently, we should have given those individuals a few more pensions.
It’s disheartening to think of the amount of American blood spilled to keep our country the free beacon to the world, only have it spiral down the drain without a shot being fired. We were warned of this by Nikita Khruschev decades ago. Once Socialism has been instilled, democracy will be gone forever.
With the advent of Socialism in America, next will be a member of a New World Order, promoted by liberals like Obama and Hillary. While that may seem utopian on paper, the fact is, to truly become part of a global society will require America to pay the bills.
Winston Churchill said of Socialism, “… Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” For a true globalist society to flourish, they will have to bring the American citizens standard of living to the level of the rest of the world - predominately broke. The reason most of them are broke is that their governments have all the money.
There is an inordinate amount of people unaware of any of this, paying no attention to actual journalism, receiving information only from television, the internet, tweets, or Face Book. It’s too time-consuming to read. All these different platforms try to “one-up” each other for advertisement dollars - who can make the most sensation so as to grab attention? Every mainstream media news story is “BREAKING!” MSNBC's are all “exclusive!” Every FOX news story is a “bulletin.” Don’t know about CNN as nobody watches anymore.
On a smaller scale, look how few “letters to the editor” the Journal gets. They plead for letters. They want people to read and become engaged. Think about what is being reported or opined in the Journal, then rub a couple brain cells together and react! Don’t just sit there like a bump on a log – it’s your country too. If you think the author is wrong, rather than hurl invective's on social media, state your rebuttal intelligently. Save your expertise at profanity - nobody is impressed.
There’s an old axiom, “Just because you aren’t paying attention to your government doesn’t mean your government isn’t paying attention to you.” Do we want to be known in history as the generation that allowed socialism into the greatest country the world has ever known?
Our politicians and mainstream media have proven they aren’t going to stop Socialism from coming either. Sadly, we can’t depend on them.
Did you see where Michelle Obama took time out of buying another mansion to complain about white folks? If you recall, stoking racial strife was common in nearly everything she said and did while residing in the White House. In a country where 78% of the population is white, yet overwhelmingly voted her black husband as president twice, three years after leaving office, she can’t let the racial scabs heal so we might all get along.
Recently speaking at the Obama Foundation Summit, she again let her biased opinions rip when stating that during her Chicago childhood, “white families were running from us.” She claims she witnessed “white flight” and further admonished, “As we moved in, white folks moved because they were afraid of what our families represented. Ya’ll were running from us. And you’re still running.”
If you recall, this was the woman who stated at a Wisconsin rally for her husband’s presidency, “For the first time in my adult life, I’m really proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.” She was forty-four years old at the time.
It’s also the same woman who wrote her thesis in 1985 at Princeton University on the subject of “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community.” She penned in her thesis that “my experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my ‘blackness’ than ever before.” “…at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be towards me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong. Regardless of the circumstances under which I interact with whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be black first and a student second.” Funny, as a white guy from Chebanse, my application to attend Princeton must have gotten lost in the mail.
Later in the thesis she whined that even if she assimilates into white society after Princeton, she will “remain on the periphery of society: never becoming a full participant.”
Since her dreadful time “participating” at Princeton, Michelle went on to become First Lady of the United States for eight years. During that time, she was entitled to lavish vacations around the world, taking her daughters and mother, as well as many on her personal staff, all on taxpayer largess. She darn near wore a jet out with her frequent trips to Hawaii. It is estimated the vacation bills cost in excess of one hundred million dollars. As First Lady she traveled lavishly for State dinners and excursions to meet foreign dignitaries, hobnobbing with the world’s elite. She was treated to many personal concerts of her favorite entertainers, of which she and her family had front row seats at the White House.
After leaving the White House, the Obama’s did not move back to their 6,500-sq.-ft. mansion in Chicago, a home bought suspiciously reduced from a man now doing time in prison.
Instead they bought an 8,200-square-foot home in the posh Kalorama district of Washington DC. Having been paid approximately $3.2 million in eight years as president (and about $250K per year pension), the Obama’s shelled out $8.1 million for their new DC home. Ironically, Obama promptly installed a fence around it.
The new mansion on Martha’s Vineyard puts the other two homes to shame. Previously owned by former venture capitalist and current Boston Celtics owner, Wyc Grousbeck, the Obama’s paid $14.85 million for the 7,000-sq.-ft. mansion that had been listed at $22.5 million. The estate sits on 29 acres of beachfront property on the southern tip of the island, forming their own peninsula. I’ve recently been near that area – it’s spectacular.
If you think I’m writing to besmirch the Obama’s success, you’d be wrong. I don’t begrudge anybody’s success – there is reward in a capitalist society. If you think I’m somewhat envious, you’d be moderately correct. I wish I could afford houses like they own. I fancy a Princeton sheepskin on my resume. I would have given my eye-teeth to have an Allman Brothers concert at my home; attended by me, my family and a few hundred of my closest peeps. And I’m so jealous of the money her and Barack both got in advance for book deals, as I assure you I didn’t do as well on mine.
So, excuse me if I don’t care for Michelle’s incessant belly-aching about her life as a black woman.