Media, Trust and Trump

President Trump went and had his first meeting with the media and there seems to be a lot of aftermath surrounding it. From the left there are trumpets of how Trump has destroyed the trust of the media.

Media and trust?

Those two words have not gone together now for years, if not decades for anyone seriously watching the media and their biases. Continue reading…

 

Vetting Immigrants

Vetting it not as big a deal as the left would have you believe.  In fact, one can trace such things back as a logical step when allowing immigrants into a country.

Back in the late 1800s we used the word quarantine instead of vetting because the threat was different.  But a threat did exist to the public.

Instead of crying about it, or protesting, the government did what was right to protect the citizens of the country from immigrants carrying in diseases into the country.  They put them in quarantine. Continue reading…

 

Pro-Trump Grammy’s Dress

So at the Grammy’s Joy Villa made an appearance in a dress which had the words ‘Make America Great’ on it.

Now the dress probably triggered several snowflakes out there and will no doubt hurl hatred at a black woman. Which makes these snowflakes not only triggered, but sexist as well.

Put that aside, the designer is one Andre Soriano, who immigrated to the USA from the Philippines, and is a successful business owner. He is also, surprisingly to the left, a Pro-Trump supporter.

Yes, Trump supporters come in every color and sex as well.

But my take for the dress. Its ugly. Continue reading…

 

Government and Technology

A few days ago reading the paper I was struck by something I read about inspecting the oil rigs. Apparently there are not enough inspectors for the number of rigs. As a result, according to the government there are not enough inspectors to make sure the roil rigs are operating properly.

That wasn’t all, it appears that they cannot even determine the history of fines and violations each company and rig has gotten. This is due to the fact that the computer system they use is 40 years old, and few, if any, employees and inspectors even know how to use it.

Let’s think about this for a second. Continue reading…

 

Technological President

Almost 85 years ago a President passed by the media to get his message out. Today its considered a tremendous technological achievement.

The President was Franklin D. Roosevelt, and what he did is known today as Fireside Chats.

The radio was still a fairly new invention. The cutting edge of technology and by going to the radio FDR could reach millions of Americans without the biased filter of the media.

Today its considered a brilliant stroke of genius. Continue reading…

 

Liberals vs. Left

Something interesting I have started to see recently. The left is not as united as they claim to be in their actions. There is a crack among the left, and it divides those who are liberals, and those who are leftists.

What do I mean?

Its really simple, liberal by definition is open to new opinions and willing to discard tradition. It does not say must discard, and closed to new opinions. Continue reading…

 

Snowflakes

Snowflakes is used to describe some on the left, and it appears the name has now hurt their feelings. There is now a campaign to describe some things about them.

They say their a believer in human rights, they are tough and tender. They have strength in others and they are fierce in their love and more. They go on about how courageous they are.

Sorry, but they are snowflakes and they deserve to be called that.

When you get ‘triggered’ by the name Trump in chalk, or have to have a safe spot because the person you wanted to win the election didn’t. Continue reading…

 

Superbowl

Well, the Superbowl is upon is, the event where a large group of people watch the game.  Some for the game, others for the commercials

Personally, I watch for the game, and to get away from politics and other pressing needs.

So, this year its in Houston, and the teams are the New England Patriots vs. the Atlanta Falcons.

I have no problem with either team.  I defended Brady on social media over deflategate, and I have no problem with seeing the Falcons win either.

What I hope for is a great game, a classic game which is a nail-bitter.  I can afford to say that as I have no emotional investment in either team.  The team I root for already lost, Texans and the ones I wanted to lose have already been beaten, Cowboys and Seahawks.

So, light up the grill, have some people over, and have fun even if you don’t actually enjoy football.  Use it as an excuse to invite someone over.

 

Outrage? Or Fake Outrage?

Lately there has been a lot out outrage over what President Trump has done and said.  But its more of a political false outrage than anything else.  The protesters are not even protesting what was said, but who said it for no other reason than politics.

I’ll take two examples here.

Imagine this statement:

We can’t afford to wait for Congress…and that’s why I’m going ahead without them when I can.

or how about this statement:

I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone.

Now depending on who said them is who we get outrage for.  Personally, doesn’t matter which president says it, I don’t like it.  Whoever said this is looking to bypass Congress along with checks and balances for personal gain. Continue reading…

 

Super Bowl Half Time Show

The upcoming Super Bowl and its half-time show. A show which has not been without controversy in recent years. From Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe ‘malfunction’ to last years ‘black panthers’ and anti-cop perceived theme with Beyoncé.

This year the entertainer is Lady Gaga. And she had stated to being even more controversy to the show, and probably piss off a lot of people by doing it.

She stated she was going to be make a political statement against Donald Trump.

Now, I watch the Super Bowl for the game, some watch for the commercials, but either way a place to get away from politics. However this year its threatening to become political and for what? To make a statement and piss off half the country? Continue reading…

 

Protests at Berkeley Quiet Free Speech

On Wednesday night at Berkeley University there was supposed to be a speaker talking on campus. He is an outspoken gay man who is not afraid to speak his mind.

However, this man was never given the chance to speak.

Instead a group of homophobic protesters showed up sparking violence amongst the protesters. What happened was textbook violence designed to willingly shut down a gay man’s freedom of speech.

Of course this narrative would never be shown in today’s media.

Why?

Because the speaker was a conservative gay man, Milo Yiannopoulos. Continue reading…

 

Executive Orders

I see a lot of hoopla over the recent executive orders by President Trump. Both sides have engaged in mindless stupidity over this, but once again the left takes the lead.

A couple of years ago I commented on an article in some online news site about another President. The article was defending something which I considered a slippery slope for the future.

So, I made the comment that this overreach wasn’t good, constitutional, nor was it something we should defend. It was something which future US Presidents could use. Are you so confident in this that you’d risk the future for the present?

I got back everything from I was racist to it need to be done. No one cared about the repercussions of future Presidents even when confronted with one who was a Republican. Continue reading…

 

Quebec City Shooting

Another tragic shooting happened recently, yet you hear very little about it.

The question become why do we hear do little about it?

The answer is actually quite simple, it doesn’t advance the narrative put forth by the left-wing media elites.

The shooting killed six people in a Mosque in Canada. You would think there would be a lot of great stories here for the left. They could claim right-wing hate for the shooting. Islamophobia would be another great story. Continue reading…

 

Refugees

50 years ago I would have no problem taking in the refugees and probably the discussion would exist.  So, what’s changed that we are having this discussion now?  I see several causes.

First, the problem is that as a country, we are broke.  There is no other way around it.  The current debt is close to $20 trillion.  Taking in 100,000s of refugees is not something we have the money for.

Of course the left will say take the money from this, or that group.  Problem there is we really don’t take the money, that group still spends the money, all we do is add more spending which we cannot afford. Continue reading…