We Are in a Civil War

When Obama was President, I predicted in one of my blogposts that we were headed for a civil war. Sadly, my prediction has become a reality. The country is no longer able to compromise or debate in a civil  manner. We saw the most recent confirmation hearing of a  new Supreme Court justice as an example of how un-civil we have become. Our last and hopefully only shooting civil war was ugly, and deadly. It should have taught us that an internal conflict is better determined off the battlefield. Perhaps we should create a box out of bullet proof glass and put robots inside. Two of them, one grey and one blue. The rest of us sit and watch as the robots battle to death. The winner’s political ideology rules until the next election after which we redefine the outcome with a robot match. The essay below is one that I posted once before. The author, has made a very logical argument that we are currently in a civil war. His thesis is so true to date that it cannot be refuted.
A speech delivered by Daniel Greenfield (a conservative author whose work can be found in publications such as FrontPageMag.com) at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention in January 2018: How do civil wars happen? Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can’t settle the question through elections because they don’t even agree that elections are how you decide who’s in charge.  That’s the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country.  When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war. The Mueller investigation is about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election. We all know that. But it’s not the first time they’ve done this. The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn’t really win. The Supreme Court gave him the election. There’s a pattern here. What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean? It means they don’t accept the results of any election that they don’t win. It means they don’t believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections.  That’s a civil war. There’s no shooting. At least not unless you count the attempt to kill a bunch of Republicans at a charity baseball game practice. But the Democrats have rejected our system of government. This isn’t dissent. It’s not disagreement. You can hate the other party. You can think they’re the worst thing that ever happened to the country. But then you work harder to win the next election When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don’t win, what you want is a dictatorship. Your very own dictatorship. The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to Democrats, is its own. Whenever Republicans exercise power, it’s inherently illegitimate. The Democrats lost Congress. They lost the White House. So what did they do? They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats. Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can’t scratch his own back without his say so, that’s the civil war. Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that’s not the system that runs this country. The Democrat’s system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country. If the Democrats are in the White House, then the president can do anything. And I mean anything. He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. His power is unlimited. He’s a dictator. But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can’t do anything. He isn’t even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented. A Democrat in the White House has ‘discretion’ to completely decide every aspect of immigration policy. A Republican doesn’t even have the ‘discretion’ to reverse him. That’s how the game is played That’s how our country is run. Sad but true, although the left hasn’t yet won that particular fight. When a Democrat is in the White House, states aren’t even allowed to enforce immigration law. But when a Republican is in the White House, states can create their own immigration laws. Under Obama, a state wasn’t allowed to go to the bathroom without asking permission But under Trump, Jerry Brown can go around saying that California is an independent republic and sign treaties with other countries. The Constitution has something to say about that. Whether it’s Federal or State, Executive, Legislative or Judiciary, the left moves power around to run the country. If it controls an institution, then that institution is suddenly the supreme power in the land. This is what I call a moving dictatorship. Donald Trump has caused the Shadow Government to come out of hiding: Professional government is a guild. Like medieval guilds You can’t serve in if you’re not a member. If you haven’t been indoctrinated into its arcane rituals. If you aren’t in the club. And Trump isn’t in the club. He brought in a bunch of people who aren’t in the club with him. Now we’re seeing what the pros do when amateurs try to walk in on them. They spy on them, they investigate them and they send them to jail. They use the tools of power to bring them down. That’s not a free country. It’s not a free country when FBI agents who support Hillary take out an ‘insurance policy’ against Trump winning the election. It’s not a free country when Obama officials engage in massive unmasking of the opposition. It’s not a free country when the media responds to the other guy winning by trying to ban the conservative media that supported him from social media. It’s not a free country when all of the above collude together to overturn an election because the guy who wasn’t supposed to win did. Have no doubt, we’re in a civil war between conservative volunteer government and a leftist Democrat professional government.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The following link takes you to a Youtube video (12 min) by the American Freedom Alliance which asks “Will Facebook and Google decide the future?”

Political Torture

Liberal Democrats confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh
A few short years ago our Congress went through a terrible examination of conscience. The Islamic world attacked the United States by flying airplanes into the two towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. The event crippled the country. Air Space was shut down and if you were in the air at the time your pilot was commanded to land at the nearest airport and you were stuck there wherever it was. When the towers came down over three thousand people lost their lives. We were attacked on our turf, and we didn’t like it. President Bush vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice at all cost. The name Osama Bin Laden came to the forefront of news. Eventually we attacked Afghanistan the training grounds for bin Laden’s Al Qaeda terrorist group. It took many years to finally catch bin Laden, but to President Obama’s credit he finally got the job done. During the search for Osama a new term became front page news. An uprising by the liberals arose about water-boarding, a technique used to extract information from people. Democrats came to the rescue and took up the liberal lament that water-boarding is torture. Republicans argued that water-boarding was not torture, but the Democrats held the line it was torture. Even the late Senator John Mc Cain who experienced real torture while a POW in a Viet Nam prison camp for six years commented torture is torture. Democrats argued that the use of torture is not right, and we should not use any form of it ever. How short their memory is. This past week I witnessed torture at it’s worst, or best, depending on how you look at torture as a way to treat an enemy. The confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh was pure and simple torture. Maybe we should call it political torture, but torture is torture. He was demeaned, accused, of sexually assaulting a girl while they were both teen agers. The liberals expanded the accusations to rape, gang-rape, pedophilia, and all acts of perversion without any regard for the feelings of the man or his family. They disregarded his rights to due process and made him guilty until proven innocent, and then prohibited him or the Senate Committee from challenging the accuser who was a woman. God forbid a lady might have motives other than honorable, and the torturers insisted she be treated as a lady. The saddest part of this form of torture is that the judge had to sit there and take it like a man as Senator after Senator chided him and guilted him into agreeing to something he did not do. Finally, after a short break he returned and asked to speak. He defended himself honorably, but also emotionally. He lost his composure and had to stop because of tears, he was so broken emotionally that he cried. What made this display of emotion even sadder was when the liberals continued to pour acid on his open wounds by declaring his show of  emotions was unbefitting the character of a judge. What a bunch of sadistic bastards they are.

Why has Kavanaugh persisted? Lessor men would have just thrown in the towel and said “take your job and shove it.” Yet, the judge insisted on remaining in the battle. He knew it was going to be rough, so why? It is my opinion that he loves our country and the Constitution. He recognizes the socialist strategy to pack the court with liberals that will support liberal laws like Obamacare or worse yet legislate from the bench like Chief Justice Roberts did with Obamacare. Judge Kavanaugh is wise enough to know that the Founder’s presented us with a set of rules by which to rule. The rules have stood the test of time and the libs know it. The only way they can socialize this country is by destroying the Constitution and the rule of law. Theodore Roosevelt tried doing that during the depression years; thankfully he failed.

Judge Kavanaugh is strong willed and can withstand being roped on to the rack to get stretched to the limits of his joints. Libs sadistically smile and enjoy watching his pain as they turn the wheel of the rack and pull him apart. If ever there was a sick bunch of political torturers it is the Democrat Senate of 2018. Going back to the point I began with, that is, waterboarding. How was the political torture of Kavanaugh any different than waterboarding radical Islamist terrorists to extract confessions that would lead to defeating Al Qaeda? For one thing waterboarding was done to the foreign enemy who came to our shores for the purpose of destroying us. In political torture our own people do what ever is necessary to gain power that will lead to the destruction of the USA. Liberals do this without regard to the victims they use. I am much more in favor of waterboarding the real enemy than using political torture to defeat America from within.

Dear Luis

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Luis on payday

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Luis on TV most of the time

There is nothing like a good hurricane to bring out the best in the worst politicians on the face of earth. Hurricane Florence did that before she even hit the shore. Crooked as a snake, dirtier than dirt, slimier than a slug, Congressman Luis Gutierrez from the 4th District, Illinois has stepped up to the plate to deflect the world away from Democrat problems to blame Trump for the powerful lady Florence. I didn’t think he could stoop so low, but he has. A staunch supporter of Puerto Rican’s in Chicago, he let his true colors show several days before the hurricane hit with this statement about Trump: “He’s so consumed by the calamity in the chaos that exists, he’s not really prepared and focused, because he spends every weekend golfing, instead of preparing.”

Ahem, excuse me Luis, but your bed buddy Obama played golf five days a week and not just on weekends. Trump is also not consumed by calamity having prepped FEMA and State governments as early as possible about making preparations. Unlike your fellow Puerto Rican’s who cried bigger tears than the hurricane that swept your home island clean. We are one year away from hurricane Maria and are just discovering that your dear leaders are allowing acres of containers filled with tons of supplies go to rot in your dear homeland. When the going gets rough Puerto Ricans disappear and cry that the Federal government has let them down. Where were you Luis?

You and your fake news media claim that over three thousand people died as a result of Maria, but accuse Trump for claiming six to eighteen people died. It seems that hard evidence proves Trump closer to being right than you who claim over three thousand. The correct number is less than five hundred. President Trump made his statement two weeks after Maria hit, you made yours a year later.

“An investigation by Quartz, Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism, and the Associated Press has identified 488 victims of Maria. It is the most extensive record yet of who died and why. Many families say that the real cause of death was government inaction.”

Luis I can give you a compliment on one thing i.e. your lies are the biggest.

Another thing Luis, why do you, an American citizen, dislike America so much? You have spent your entire career pushing socialism. What will you do to make a living after you retire at the end of this year? I forgot, you will be sixty-five, and able to collect social security, and a hefty government pension. Will you retire to the island nation of your heritage? They may be able to use some of your experience, or would they instead send you packing back to the land you hate.

A Dream Come True?

Iron Curtain

Socialism seems to be the fashion statement of the U.S.A. Movie stars, comedians, politicians, and many of our brightest young people all proclaim the wonders of socialism. Why? This question has bothered me for some time. I think I have an idea of why socialism is so glamorous to these people. They see everyone living with all the same perks they have today. Imagine if our progeny who live in good homes and who raise their kids wanting for nothing, while living on their parents for too many years suddenly faced with the prospect of having to survive.  Socialism in their minds is living with mom and dad for the rest of their lives. The movie actors who make a bazillion dollars all imagine socialism as living on a bazillion dollars. Politicians, all see themselves sitting in marble walled offices and dining in elegant cafeterias while they lord it over the rest of us. Comedians, well comedians will be comedians and make people laugh while they smoke marijuana to dream up all the funny shit they spew. What a world they see when everyone is living the dream they live today. Everything is free, college, health care, food, places to live, transportation, sex. Wow what a world!

Imagine our entire country living this way. All of us. Hell all we would have to do is take all the money from the rich to finance the life. No one would pay taxes except those radical conservatives who insist on still working, and they would pay it all. The rest of the country will work at boring government jobs pulling down equal pay. Every company in the country would become nationalized so not one could make obscene  profits. We would be the envy of the world. Except, except how long will this utopian dream last? Eventually, and eventually will happen quickly, the government will run out of money to pay for the free stuff, and the honeymoon period will come to an end. What then?

My guess is that the millennials who lead the socialistic charge today would suddenly become black market entrepreneurs. Bit-coin would become the national underground currency for the people who live the socialist dream, but who secretly practice a capitalistic life style.

History means nothing to these people. The past failures of socialism mean nothing. They deflect and say “look at Sweden.”  I look at Sweden, and I don’t like what I see. This happy people pay over seventy percent of their meager salaries for all that free stuff. The Swedes made free look so good that a million refugees invaded from places that love free, but who don’t understand what civilized life is. Now the Swedes are crying that they didn’t know. Germany, the same, France, well France is France. They have always been considered the mavericks of Europe. The French own parts of  Africa that are muslim. These people have French and Moroccan passports and can freely move between continents. France is a mainline highway for muslims to get into Europe. Oops, I’m showing my Islamophobia again. Sorry for that, but facts are facts.

Wouldn’t it be nice is we could run an experiment in the U.S.A. where we set aside an area of 25 states and make it the United Socialist America.  Anyone who wants to be a socialist would move to this area. It would be a socialist dream country. Their constitution would be the same as ours, except their first formal act will be to tear it in half, and burn it. Borders between the socialist states won’t exist, but they will build a fence to keep capitalists out of their heavenly dream. Oh wait, I am only repeating the experiment conducted in Europe that lasted for seventy years. They named that wall the Iron Curtain. I went to see the iron curtain a few months before it was finally torn down. Its sole function was to keep people in heaven, not to keep people out.

My guess is that a second experiment is not necessary, because it already exists, in China, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela. Our citizens  who profess socialism can buy a one way ticket to one of these great countries so they can live the dream. Except, none of these countries will allow them in under their immigration laws.

My second guess is that within a couple of years these candy-ass socialists will be clamoring to return so they can protest their unhappiness in a free country.

As they say, “Freedom does not come free,” and if I can’t stand socialists, I’ll have to tolerate living with them as my payment for living in liberty.

You’re Fired

 

This evening’s news is disturbing. There is a report that an anonymous source fed an op-ed to a New York newspaper. In the article it reports that workers in the White House don’t do what the president tells them to do. Reporting that if what the president orders doesn’t make sense to him Anonymous does what he thinks is right. I’m sorry Anonymous but I didn’t vote for your sorry ass. No one who voted for the president wants an obscure insider changing his policy because he thinks the president is wrong.

My guess is that this person, who ever it is, never worked at an honest job in his/her life. What do you think Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Elon Musk of Tesla, Tim Cook of Apple, or Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook would do if he gave an order and the underling decided to change it because he didn’t think it was right. I know what would have happened to me if my boss gave me an order and I ignored it. He might not have fired me but he would have demoted me and I certainly would have had a marine dress down to my face. (my boss was a former marine).

For all of you in la-la land who think Trump doesn’t know what he is doing don’t think you can do better. Most business people learn by making mistakes. In fact, my leaders taught that if I didn’t make mistakes I wasn’t trying hard enough. Failure begets success.

The owner of my company was an engineer who had an idea and turned it into a successful industry. I say industry because within thirty years of his success there were seventy competitors making the same product that made him successful. Many of them were carbon copies or his design. He had a habit of giving his Chief engineers little experiments to try. He often called me into his office to explain his latest idea. God forbid I told him it wouldn’t work. “Why? Have you tried it?”

“No sir.”

“Then how do you know it won’t work? Test the idea and report back to me this afternoon.”

Often he called me for results before I got back to my office. What I learned is that this man had an idea and he wanted positive physical proof of its veracity. If I had not gotten the experiment right on the first try I had to try again and again until the results proved to him the idea didn’t work, or that it did work but the device was impractical to make. He died a few years ago as a billionaire. I am still a lowly retired guy living on a very small fixed income. The President is a billionaire, what is your net worth smarty pants?

So, Mr. Anonymous get your ass out of the fire. Let the President replace you with a competent assistant who will allow him to try his ideas. Trust me, you will not last more than a day in the competitive environment of a commercial enterprise, and I don’t want you in my government either. So what does that leave you? Move to Venezuela where your type of worker might be tolerated.

If the President discovers who you are Anonymous I hope he has you demoted to cleaning toilets in Afghanistan.

The Stupidity of Progressives

How disgraceful it is of Democrat Senators disrupting the Confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh. The one argument they keep using is the lack of coöperation in releasing an extra 100,000 pages of documents from Kavanaugh’s tenure in government. Most likely they would be keeping track of punctuation errors with which to accuse him of being against abortion.

I did a little math to convince myself of the ridiculousness of the request. Up to this point, the government provided 400,000 documents of Kavanaugh’s work to the Senate. In my best year as a reader I have logged fifty, three hundred page books. At that pace it would take me two hundred and sixty-six years to read that many pages.

This is our government folks. We voted for them, and we are responsible for their attitudes and their stupidity. They are so inept to believe that we the people are so gullible as to buy the need for hundreds of thousands of pages of work content to vet a new judge. The Dems are fighting with all the dirty tricks they know to kill the confirmation of a good judge. They know that the Progressive movement relies on ultra-liberal justices who will legislate from the bench to promote their illegal causes.

The Progressive’s primary point of contention is a fear that conservative Supreme Court will cancel Roe v. Wade (Abortion). Again, they are too stupid to realize the old law would have to come to the Supreme Court from we the people? The court is not going to pick on old legislation to re-judge. The Dems know that Roe v. Wade is morally wrong, but because of the law abortion is legal. Since most aborted babies are black I  conclude that Progressives are racist and are promoting black genocide.

Funerals

 

Yesterday, I watched the funeral of John McCain at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. I failed to watch the earlier honorarium but did watch men from different branches of service carry his coffin up the Capital stairs. The precision they maintained while going up those steps while holding the coffin level. I wonder how much practice it takes to become that good.

I was having a late breakfast when I turned on the TV to learn the news at a point where the attendees were awaiting the hearse. That was it for me I sat watching for the rest of the morning. As a boy I was privy to attending  many funerals in our parish as an altar boy. The Episcopalian rite seemed to be somewhat different from a Catholic one. They dispensed with the incense burning and blessing of the coffin driving away all evil spirits from the body.

What always amazes me is to see our Past Presidents sitting together having a jovial time enjoying the privileges without the responsibility. Obama sat in the first row in pew one, Michelle was next to him. George W. and Laura Bush were next, and then Bill Clinton and Hillary. Missing were Trump, Carter, and George H.W. Bush. Oh-ho I thought, Trump must surely be holding a grudge against hero John. Later I learned that Trump was not invited nor was Sarah Palin. That is one for the books, and I’ll never figure it out.

The highlight of the eulogies was when McCain’s daughter Meghan presented. It takes courage and strength to speak about a loved one while grieving. I recall attending my own father’s funeral thinking I could never speak to the congregation without total emotional breakdown. As it was my oldest nephew did the job, and did so admirably, but even he had a few moments of emotional breakdown. Yet, here was McCain’s daughter doing a fantastic job of presenting. A few times she lost it for a few seconds, but she just took a deep breath, regained her composure and moved on. When she made her newsworthy comment , , , “The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.” I remembered her left leaning politics that put her in opposition to her conservative dad. During their lives together I often thought how good a father he was to allow her to own a political philosophy the opposite of his without any remorse.

Later, in one of the eulogies, I forget which, the speaker told of when McCain was captive in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp for five and a half years, and how he, after his release, was able to forgive his captors. I’m not sure I could do that, in fact I’m not sure I could endure five and a half years of brutal captivity and torture, and as much as i try to be a Christian I really don’t think I could have forgiven them as a country or a people. It takes a super-human person to do that.

That afternoon, when I learned that Donald Trump was not invited to the funeral I thought how strange. McCain the POW forgave his torturer but he can’t forgive Trump. In retrospect I began to think of what I would do if I knew I was dying, and there was a demon eating away at the core of my mind.  It is the only rational explanation I can invent to explain his complete hypocrisy at the end of his exemplary life.

On the upside of this funeral ceremony were the many accolades and stories told by his friends. One of the most hilarious came from no other than Obama. He said, . . . “After all, what better way to get a last laugh than to make George and I say nice things about him to a national audience.”

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