Sunday, October 4, 2020

TRUMP-BIDEN RINGSIDE By E. Unum, et al September 30, 2020 Well, Round One of the Trump Biden Debates is in the books and it is time to go to the scorecards.
On the surface, that would seem to be a difficult task given all of the interruptions and heated arguments out forth. But, as in most fights, scoring will largely be determined by the number of effective blows landed by each contestant. In the case of Round One of the Trump-Biden Debates, when you sift through the dust and the smoke and the interruptions, the clear winner by a wide margin was President Donald Trump.
Let me explain my scorecard based on facts, not conjecture or suppositions:
1. I do not care who you are, or who you think you are, you do not call the President of the United States a “liar” or a “clown” nor do you act like a tough street hood and tell him to “shut up.” For someone who accuses President Trump of not being “Presidential” (whatever that means) these remarks on a national stage, with millions of people watching from around the country and indeed the world can hardly be considered “Presidential.”
2. Joe Biden refusing to respond to questions about packing the Supreme Court is not at all what you would expect from someone seeking to be the leader of the free world.
3. Joe Biden calling Antifa an “idea” is ridiculous on its face. Antifa is a well organized communist group with origins dating back to the fall of the Weimer Republic in Germany in the 1930’s. They have been filmed handing out weapons in our cities to burn and loot businesses and create turmoil with the objective of achieving transformative change to American society and government. They are a radical group and Joe Biden shaking his head saying “not true,” “not true” is not a sign of leadership. He gave the impression that he really is unaware of what is going on in our country.
4. With respect to the issue of Law and Order, Joe Biden could not respond to questions posed to him about why he would not even say the words “law and order” and could not name a single law and order organization who has endorsed him. Shame on Chris Wallace for pressing a ridiculous question posed to President Trump about whether he would denounce “white supremacist groups.” President Trump has denounced such groups numerous times and that is a fact.
5. I was astounded that there was no discussion whatsoever about the major peace accords reached between Israel and Arab nations in the Middle East and the fact that no such accords were ever reached in eight years of the Obama-Biden Administration.
6. Joe Biden continuously referred to President Trump as a liar. That is really rich. He is a man who has been caught in more lies and exaggerations, plagiarism, and insults directed at people than anyone I have ever seen. His entire life is built on lies and falsehoods.
7. Joe Biden flat out lied when he claimed that he and President Obama was responsible for the success our nation’s economy reached under President Trump.
8. If you listened carefully to the question posed by Chris Wallace about racism in America, Biden said that there was indeed “systemic racism” in America. But if that is the case, when did it start? Joe Biden has been in government for 47 years and served under Barack Obama, a black President. Why didn’t he address this issue then? Where has he been for 47 years?
9. On the issue of the economy, Biden clearly indicated that “he represents the Democratic Party and what he says is the Party’s policy.” He denied steadfastly that there was no agreement signed between himself and the Bernie Sanders led coalition. Those are bold faced lies. There are indeed numerous letters of agreement, and in particular, support for the “Green New Deal” although Biden calls it by another name. That plan calls for $100 Trillion in spending…money we do not have….and which will not generate economic returns.
But there is much more. Biden reaffirmed that he will raise taxes on Americans to the tune of $4.0 Trillion next year; that he will “on day one of his Administration, repeal all of the Trump tax cuts;” that he will increase taxes on corporations, on stock market gains, on 401-K plans….and he is going to do all this in a period where people are struggling to make ends meet and find jobs. How does this make any sense? Biden said it clearly. But no one in the media today is speaking about this. And when he rambled on about the programs he intended to launch, he spoke glowingly and great pride that his plan called for retrofitting 40 million buildings across America to make them more efficient and emit less gasses into the environment. He intends to build 500,000 electric charging stations on our highways so that electric cars can be charged on their travels. I listened carefully to this and asked myself… what cost? And where is the economic benefit to us? Biden clearly wants to drastically reduce the use of fossil fuels but has he thought about where all this electricity is going to come from? Finally, on the subject of economics, Biden exclaimed that his plan of increased taxes will magically create an additional $1.0 Trillion in wealth. I have spent over 45 years in finance in the private sector and as a college professor…I would like to review those assumptions and calculations because I am scratching my head as to who “the well known financial executives and economists on Wall Street” Biden mentioned in his remarks endorsed his plan.
10. Chris Wallace asked Joe Biden why he has not spoken out against the violence that is so rampant at many of our major cities, virtually all of them democratically controlled. His response is “Hey, here’s the deal, I am not in government anymore, I am not in office….he’s the guy who needs to take action.” That was a well rehearsed defection but was also a “non-response.” When pressed by Chris Wallace about why Biden did not call governors or mayors to try to get them to take action, Biden responded again that “he is not in office.” In other words….”it’s not my job.” But it somehow it is his job to criticize and second guess the President. Not a good picture because the view is always much different from the cheap seats.
So, on balance, there were an awful lot of compelling issues that surfaced in Round One and while the pundits and newspapers have called this debate “an embarrassment for the country,” I have a very different perspective. Yes, I would have liked less interruptions and argument but the substance was extremely informative, and once you get past the fog of conflict, the points made by President Trump were significant.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Robin Williams As The American Flag - A Salute To Old Glory

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Being A Democrat In 2020

As a Democrat in 2020, you are required to believe an unlimited number of impossible things. The Party’s embrace of "Alice In Wonderland" level madness inspired me to start making a list of these impossible things. To be a Democrat today, you have to believe…

1. That a pre-born human baby is not a human being deserving of protection from killing, and neither is a baby that was born 10 minutes ago if the mother decides she doesn’t want to keep it.

2. That capitalism, which has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and despair worldwide, is evil; but socialism, which has caused the oppression, impoverishment, starvation, and death of hundreds of millions of people over the past century, is the only hope of the future.

3. That the best solution for rioting, looting, arson, and violence in the streets is to defund the police.

4. That all the gains in the economy under Trump were really caused by Obama, but the worldwide economic crash following China’s unleashing of a pandemic was caused by Trump.

5. That Trump has a plan to rig the next election that involves making the Obama Administration remove thousands of mailboxes several years ago. Also, that the Post Office is removing little-used mailboxes in Oregon because the key to Trump’s reelection is for him to win Oregon.

6. And on that subject, that nobody ever complained about the US Post Office being slow, inefficient, and unreliable until Trump was elected.

7. That America is an oppressive, racist, white supremacist nation that’s the root of all evil in the world and its culture is inferior to that of other nations, including the many nations where people are willing to risk their lives just for the chance to come to America.

8. That Trump built “cages for children” on the border during the Obama Administration.

9. That viruses spread like wildfire at church services, but not at crowded protest rallies for left-wing causes. Also, viruses spread at bars that serve chips, but not at bars that serve sandwiches. Because “science!”

10. That people with male genitals are women just because they say they are, but people who say that actually having female genitals makes them women are intolerant, transphobic bigots.

11. Also, hospitals must be forced to give gynecological exams to “women” with male genitals, and taxpayers forced to pay for abortions for them.

12. Again on that subject, that someone born male who developed a muscular masculine physique before deciding he was a girl has no unfair physical advantage in sports over the much smaller teenage girl whose face (s)he is crushing into the wrestling mat.

13. That Trump botched the response to COVID-19 by xenophobically shutting down travel from China and crashing the economy with a shutdown, but Democrats would have prevented both the pandemic and the crash by not stopping travel from China and shutting down the economy sooner, harder and longer. Also, it’s absolutely impossible for Trump to keep people from crossing our border, but he could have kept a virus from crossing our border.

14. That an acceptable way to express how much you care about black lives is to burn black neighborhoods, loot black-owned businesses, and tear down statues of abolitionist leaders. Also, that all black lives matter except those of black cops, black Republicans, and black pre-born babies.

15. That free healthcare is a right, free college is a right, free food is a right, a guaranteed paycheck is a right, and citizenship for illegal immigrants is a right, but free speech and freedom of religion are not rights.

16. That the people who presided over the rise of ISIS, the Iraq and Afghan wars, a nuclear Iran and North Korea, and even Iran falling to the Mullahs in the first place, are trusted diplomatic professionals, while the man who crushed ISIS, dealt with Iran and North Korea, and crafted a historic Middle East peace agreement is a dangerous amateur who’s destroying our foreign policy.

17. That disproven rumors are evidence that Trump colluded with Russia to undermine a presidential election, but Democrats paying Russians for disproven rumors and using them as “evidence” to launch a Deep State coup is NOT collusion with Russia to undermine a presidential election.

18. That 2 + 2 only equals 4 because of white supremacy.

19. That there are 57 genders but only one acceptable political viewpoint.

20. That burning a flag is protected free speech, but objecting to someone burning a flag is not.

Okay, this could go on forever, so I’m going to stop at 20

Sunday, August 9, 2020

ABC Claims National Parks Are Racist

These trying times have nudged many Americans to seek solace and refuge among nature – one of the only places you’re not harassed about wearing a mask. However, competing in the media right now is COVID-19 and the racial tensions since the death of George Floyd. But the media has taken it one step further by making everything a matter of race – in fact, even our national parks are racist. That’s right. Left-wing news outlet ABC is now promoting America’s national parks as being a product of systemic racism. How can an area of earth with no man-made constructs be a racist entity? Well, according to ABC News, the nation’s 419 national parks “remain overwhelmingly white” due to the number of white visitors compared to those of color. It seems that uninhabited land has the power to lure whichever race it prefers, causing an outrage among minorities who feel the parks are not “safe enough to experience it,” as mother Lauren Gay, who chronicles her experiences as a woman of color on her blog and podcast “Outdoorsy Diva,” claims. Bears may be a safety concern, but only because they don’t discriminate. Joel Pannell, associate director of the Sierra Club, an organization hoping to encourage diversity in natural spaces, explained to ABC News, “The outdoors and public lands suffer from the same systemic racism that the rest of our society does.” David Vela, acting director of the National Park Service – and the first Latino to lead the agency – said in response to the data, “That tells me we’ve got a lot of work to do.” However, plenty of taxpayer money has gone into the attempts to diversify our national parks by marketing to non-white communities, training staff on racial sensitivity, and purposefully hiring rangers from non-white backgrounds, according to ABC News. Still, these efforts have made only minimal improvements in bringing people of color into national parks. Could it be that national parks have nothing to do with systemic racism and more to do with interest and proximity? Fox News host Tucker Carlson couldn’t believe the leap ABC News and their liberal followers made. “ABC, we learn, doesn’t like the color of the people who live near national parks or who visit them. So wait, who is the racist here?” Carlson also said the acting director of the National Park Service should be fired for believing that the “persistent whiteness” of national parks is an “existential crisis.” The media has now officially made everything about race, even when it is obvious there is no racism present. Parks are national treasures open to the public to enjoy God’s creation, unload some stress, and get a breath of fresh air – they are not places for politics! If you want to find something to be upset about bad enough, you’ll find it whether it’s Bigfoot or systemic racism. But rest assure you can check out Yellowstone, Redwood State Park, or Denali National Park without finding either.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Rep. Jerry Nadler Denies Any BLM Violence Via Antifa

We’ve been watching Antifa elements supporting the BLM political movement wreaking havoc in city after city, from Portland to New York City.

But despite this, despite the reality of, at this point, perhaps thousands of videos showing what’s going on, House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (Delusional-NY) denied reality.

Reporter Austen Fletcher, known as “Fleccas,” approached Nadler and asked him about Antifa violence. According to Nadler, that’s a D.C. “myth.”

“It is true. There’s violence across the whole country,” Fletcher said. “Do you disavow the violence from Antifa that’s happening in Portland right now? There’s riots—”

“That’s a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.,” Nadler claimed without evidence.

“About Antifa in Portland?” Fletcher pressed.

“Yes—” Nadler once again claimed without evidence.

So none of us are actually seeing what we think we’re seeing, according to Nadler.

Imagine. This guy is one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington and yet he’s so intent on denial as to ignore all reality. Because he’s denying it’s reality, he also is not condemning the violence which was what Fleccas asked him about. This isn’t the first time he’s said this either, as we reported about a month ago.