Rights Under Seige

I get miffed in this gun control fever, even by some 2nd amendment supporters. I suppose it is an insult. Attaching the words common sense to it means nothing to me.

This debate – as they call it – rages on over gun control. But it will never end with the left; and there are no limits.

To be perfectly honest, I’m getting real tired of people or government trying to redefine what our rights are. That is the very heart of the problem.

It cannot be up to the current crop of politicos in office, or the climate in Washington, even who is president, to determine what our rights are.

If it is up to the current political climate, then at one time our rights will be defined one way and under different leadership they will be defined another way. It will go from pandering to our rights to debating how much restrictions or controls they can excerpt over them. I don’t want to live in a country like that. I don’t need a politician sucking up to me about preserving my rights. Or how only he/she will protect my rights.

We hold elections to determine who represents us, not as a referendum on our rights. Those are inalienable rights, so why are some people trying to make them conditional?

I just want them protected, as an obligation of the office they hold. It is not an arbitrary duty but some people make it one. I am not transferring authority over my rights.

On the other hand, I don’t want an endless diatribe on how much you are going to restrict or control my rights — telling us we need a national discussion on my rights. Why should their chief objective be to control, redefine and reinterpret our God-given unalienable rights? I’m sorry, it is beyond insulting and offensive. Don’t do me any favors.

I also don’t want our rights up to redefinition and reinterpretation every couple years. That is usurping them, not preserving and protecting them. It cannot be up to a few people, some politicians, or even a large group like the NRA to solely defend the 2nd amendment. It is ultimately up to the people.

My unalienable rights are not a bargaining chip for elected officials and fundraiser to line their campaign coffers. They swear an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, not to nullify it. It is a Bill of Rights, not a bill of suggestions.

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I Wonder….

I am featuring a new segment on this provocative blog. It will be called “I wonder.” I may probe some of the strangest questions of current politics and culture.

In this first installment, I wonder… how Democrats can run on a platform against high healthcare costs? When Dems have run on healthcare over ten years, yet these costs are the direct result of their policies and actions.

Healthcare premiums and deductibles of have exploded, exponentially, while Dems claimed they were fixing healthcare. And how’d that work out for you?

Now Dems want people to support and vote for them based on those high healthcare costs.

I’m still wondering… and they are still wandering.

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Turn For The Worst In Roman Church?

People who know me or have read my ramblings know I am not a big proponent for conspiracy theories. The more elaborate ones rampant in marginal politics anyway.

However, I’ll make an exception and go full conspiracy mode here in one case. And former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now present Pope Francis, is right smack in the middle of it.

Before I get too far down the path, I have to say I followed many of his statements. I see the lectures. Like everyone, I shake my head at the ridiculousness of Pope Francis.

If you are looking for a reference of other write ups then try this one from Townhall:
The Fool in the Vatican — It’s a good start.

After all that going on for years, I wonder what is behind it or if there is more to it? I conclude there is, but I am not sure exactly what. Let me offer a few ideas. Another disclaimer is necessary: as always, this is not a Pope bashing agenda. I would ask Jesuits to seriously question what is going on here? After all. it is their home field.

I don’t have to list all the controversial things he has said, which would seem to go against the Catholic precedent and doctrines. He has not been shy about making remarks that has him acting more like Obama than the Pope of the Catholic Church. No, then the reasons for this? And there could be many. I racked my brain trying to come up with some.

But Francis has to know he is turning off many of the “faithful”. Those are ardent, proud traditional Catholics. So what’s the deal: does he care, is he ignorant to it, or is he in denial about it? Is he aware he is stepping outside usual CC lines by venturing into controversial, politically charged areas? Why does he feel obligated to do it?

I could easily plead the ignorant case. I could also say he is in denial. But I won’t. I give the man credit for knowing what he is doing. But why?

I come to the conclusion he just doesn’t care if he is pissing off (or pissing on) a lot of that “faithful” flock. I believe he is well ware. So is he intentionally trying to be divisive? I do believe there is intent behind it. Is it a not so secret anti-Catholic agenda?

I think he has calculated that he doesn’t care about numbers. He really doesn’t care about orthodoxy either. I think, while it might be malicious. he has decided if many people balk and walk away in protest or disgust, so be it. I think he decided that the remnant left (a pun) would be better off thinning the ranks. If dissatisfied leave, it’s better for him. He obviously has no interest in either pandering to the disgruntled or appealing to them. In fact, he may be out to send them a strong message that they are not welcome.

If it comes to a point of choice between him and and them, it is them who are not welcome in the Church — not him or his leftist allies. And he has dug in on that note. Is it a full throated takeover of the CC? You might call it that.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always had my disagreements with the Roman Church, which is why I am a protestant evangelical. But, like Catholics, I look for reasons and explanation why he is doing this? No, I don’t believe it is really God’s call he is following. I think there are other voices, and it’s not divine revelation. In fact, I don’t see anything divinely inspired about it. It is secularism (humanism) he seems to follow. It’s equally divisive.

At any rate, he has already decided that alienating a whole lot of Catholics is justified. As I said, what will remain in who likes it is more important to him. Actually, it is the only thing that does matter to him. He is adhering to a worldview, not necessarily a Church-view. And the Church can take a hike.

What gives me the idea those dissatisfied are not welcome? Look at his statements. Time and again when he makes a wild statement on current policies of governments and says “you are not Christian” if you don’t agree. So if you don’t like open borders, you are not a Christian. Next, if you don’t like socialism, you are not a Christian. He always frames it in those terms. Basically, he is saying if you disagree with you are not a Christian and also a bigot. You are both. He marginalizes anyone who does not accept Leftist orthodoxy. (far left at that). Now we come to the genesis of it all.

Politics. He has determined politics is the act of the Church. He would rather see the Church playing politics than following God’s commands. And he is out to make the CC chief Church of Politics. That is because everything he is concerned or talking about is part of a politically-driven agenda. He is fine with that. In fact, he is endorsing it in what he is doing. He is telling you disagreement is not an option and you are not Christian if you disagree.

So if that Secular Humanism corrupts the Catholic Church, too bad. Celebrate it!

Now I made my case about it. What is yours?

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9-11 The Infamy Wears Off

It is that important national day of 9-11, once again, with all that it entangles. I find myself still in a constant state of mourning for all the families and great loss of that day, 18 years ago today — feeling more like it’s been 18 months. The kind of loss so big that it always leaves a lump in my throat.

But now, on this day, I am also in mourning for something else. I mourn the loss of CNN, too. Yes, you heard me right, grief not grievance.

I remember back in the early 90’s when CNN was a fledgling news channel as it covered the first Iraq war, Dessert Storm. I recall C-130 Hercules transport planes flying non-stop overhead 24 hours a day in a perpetual pattern. I was told that’s what they were.

For the up to date information, you could turn to CNN as a source for news. Wolf Blitzer was on location there somewhere reporting what was going on. It was called the first televised war — even if that was a distortion. CNN was one voice in a vacuum demanding real-time information. We needed to know what was happening in a country finding its war and defensive posture. CNN was there. Maybe reports were not complete or up to the second but it is all we had. In fact, before it started we were well aware of circumstances via media reports. No internet to rely on either.

Contrast that with the menu of cable news we have now, with Internet and social media compliments. It’s almost hard to imagine that CNN was so prominent of a news source then. But those days are gone, and so is CNN as a credible news source.

So today I am mourning that loss as well as 9-11. Back on 9-11, 2001, CNN tried to keep up with a slurry of news. They tried, at least temporarily, to provide unbiased coverage. I have to say, by then, Fox did a better job. Cable went commercial free for days in wall-to-wall coverage. We were mostly a unified nation, even if George Bush was the President. (Not Al Gore)

The bad guys were in the deserts and mountains of Afghanistan. A new area we didn’t know that much about. So much to do and say. Before a military response, there were debates in Congress and they lined up supporting force. Only a few outliers.

Well, with all the mourning today, there are a number of things regarding 9-11 that can anger me like almost nothing else. Those are: lack of respecting or accepting the attack for what it was, trivializing the sanctity of the day; drawing unreasonable parallels or equating other acts of violence to it; using that historical event to promote other partisan political agendas; giving short shrift to victims of that day that continue to mount; or depriving those victims of dialogue and justice that still evades them all these years later. Or, basically misusing the memory or sacred observance of the day. (even 18 years after)

But CNN manages to do about all those, on the day it is memorialized in 2019. And they did it as a matter of programming, which reveals planning. I could list endless poof and examples but that is more writing than I care to do now. I shouldn’t have to that is obvious. It is not only CNN but the entire left does the same. It is not nit-picking.

So cable news chose to talk about gun control, the impeachment agenda and normal partisan gotcha politics. There are 364 other days in the year and that is not enough, they have to corrupt this one too, like everything else?

No, they could not even be bothered to respect the memory and events of the day. They must defile the day’s memory and its significant importance. Nothing is sacred.

Congratulations, CNN, because today you earned the “enemy of the people” title anew!

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On To The Real Fruit

My two small apple trees are spitting out apples already. That’s a good thing and good year from my view. No sprays or cides or anything, just nature doing what it does.

Now I just hope the deer don’t get them all this year. But that is usually the way it works: groundhogs try to get any low-lying vegetation and the deer get the upper tier.

You feel like the sap in the middle getting squeezed. There must be a metaphor there?

I’m only worried about the apples getting completely ripe before they start disappearing.
But the deer are hustlers.

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Bernie on roll losing votes?

Townhall — Matt Vespa

You know, it’s hard to lose votes as a Democrat in San Francisco. It may be even harder to lose voters if you’re a self-identified democratic socialist. The Left coast is brimming with them. And yet, Sen. Bernie Sanders has managed to lose a voter in San Francisco for simply being a bad customer at a local restaurant. He was a miserable curmudgeon apparently. He was rude to the owner’s staff. That owner says he’s lost his vote. It may be just one vote,…/

MORE at: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/08/28/he-lost-my-vote-san-francisco-restaurant-owner-trashes-bernie-sanders-for-being-rude-to-his-staff-n2552315

Well, what do you expect? Ever met a real nice socialist or commie? That’s kind of their thing. He could be following Kirsten Gillibrand, who’s motto is “I’m not very polite!”

Media’s Sellout, Tale of the Toll

From a secluded and undisclosed location, I have been thinking up wacky things to write. Not actually but play along. This time I have found yet another provocative idea.

It seems the outrageous and provocative get all the press’s attention these days. Well, except on the right, where we get banned or marginalized for saying what sounds crazy to media’s ears. In that strain, this must offend them and presses their ridicule buttons.

So in this episode of crazy talk with your inflammatory host, this one fits with the other stranger than fiction stuff I’ve thought up for years. “Conspiracies” are so yesterday.

But it starts with the quaint story of Obama we all know. Now that he has finally been out of office for a few years, where is the little scum merchant and what has he been up to? Oh, he’s hobnobbing with the rich and powerful. He was sailing in paradise, selling faux books, still giving occasional lectures that “this is not who we are” and purchasing his own multi-million dollar abode on the Martha’s Vineyard coast. The world is his oyster.

Between all that, I’m sure he has time to follow the news. Remember he always counted on it to tell him what he did not know when in office. “I just found out in the press, like you,” were code words. Living the high life, it turns out, is not the only thing he dabbles in.

In my scenario, Obama managed to do what no other president has done or maybe no other single person. (yes, you can argue whether he really is a single human being or a poster boy for the global power conglomerate) He managed this accomplishment, or solidified it, before leaving office. Now he is in the catbird seat enjoying the fruits.

Obama now controls the media. That is for all practical purposes and matters of official capacity. He controls the whole cabal of the national press. He cannot continue on without them and they cannot operate without him attached to the masthead. How is this you might ask? It’s really very simple. They gave up their loyalty and freedom of the press long ago. Being out of office means nothing… yet it means everything at the same time.

He can finally assert his stealthy but direct control in the way he couldn’t before. It doesn’t involve daily phone calls or meetings with boards, though it easily could. He doesn’t have to. That may have been a subtle seduction at first but progressed over time.

For all intents and purposes he owns the media cabal. They sold themselves to Obama dirt cheap, he only now has realized the totality of that control. He is hardly what you’d expect from any other former president. I do like saying former but that means very little. With the control of the press apparatus, he does not have to be the president anymore. It makes no difference. He is the guy at the top and what he says goes. No he doesn’t have to busy himself in daily personnel decisions. All that mundane stuff is just done in his honor.

And the American press know it whether they care to admit it or not. They are fine with this incestuous relationship but it is a done deal. They are at his beckon call if he avails himself of it or not. There is no question it operates for him exclusively. Sure, that is where the global control comes in you might say, as it does with his ideology. Though he is the king of the national press and media operation.

For the press cabal, this is for keeps. They are there explicitly to defend him and his legacy. They are there to keep history being written a certain way, to his benefit. They are there to guarantee it just like there was an insurance poliy in the event Trump was elected. Actually, it is all part of the same cabal. It operates to protect Obama. You could not even hope for a better situation than that.

If you want proof of this relationship and what it means in events, you only have to look at the aftermath coverage of the Mueller Report and the Report on Comey last week. Rabid press coverage validates this incestuous pattern. They will do anything to protect Obama, whatever it takes or costs. Medias’ fate is wrapped with Obama’s legacy and vice versa.

At first they seemed like a cute couple in puppy love, and then evolved into the evil power duo which functions as one criminal enterprise. Slaves to agenda, they could not function apart from each other. Someone has to to say what is obviously the rotten reality.

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Justice Denied

The IG Report on Comey came out. What did we learn? Not much that we didn’t know. It only chronicled most of what was already reported. And DOJ declines to prosecute.

It determined that Comey ‘violated department and FBI policies’.

How are we in a different position than we were before? Comey struts around and we see that nothing has changed. Any wonder people are disgusted?

There are at least several ways for Comey to spin this, while the public gets the middle finger. At least this time it is on AG Barr but what difference does even he make?

So we have eighty pages along with a DOJ statement that it will do nothing about it. Once again, do we even have a justice system in America? The answer is not for some people.

I think the worst part will be Comey’s gloating.

I read between the lines that the IG did what he had to do to assuage the questions. Case dismissed, I guess. The lesson is if you are in the right position, you can do what he did and have no accountability for it. The only speck of justice was him getting fired, But in return for that we got the ballyhooed Mueller Report. Is that a fair trade, is that justice?

Sure this whole thing may dog Comey into the future but aside from that we ended up with a goose egg. Sounds and looks just like Hillary Clinton’s ordeal. So what does violated department and FBI policies really mean? Not much!

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Editorial Down

Get this, the lamestream media is finally wondering if people might be tuned out? What gives them that idea? They also complain that it is noisy.

Frankly, even I am getting a little tired of responding to the triggered editorials. Seen one crazed flame-out editorial, you seen them all. In this era at least. Yet I’ll describe what you need to know about this rant. I’m only amazed that they haven’t run out of adjectives to describe Trump yet. Now they are working on us voters who supported him.

But this will have to be a twofer because another flame-out column occurred on the subject days ago. Again, a Washington Post columnist. What is it with WaPo, do they believe they are leading the sedition? It is the left’s way of creating the narrative for the week.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-republican-party-2020-burn-down

In that one she calls for burning down the Republican Party. And she says they must get rid of every last Trump supporter or we will reassemble and do this again. She only says what all the Left thinks. Then, just like clockwork, she ran off to MSNBC to spread her venom on air to anyone that had missed her vitriolic hatred in Washington Post.

No, these people never take a break. So now another one pops up to suggest people have tuned out. Gee, what was your first clue? The people tuned out months ago. The only ones flailing about are the Leftists and socialist radicals. So MSM has been talking to themselves for months, which is kind of funny. If they really are so “exhausted,” wouldn’t you think they would have toned it down or eased up a smidgen?

Another indicator that’s a lie, like everything else they say. Actually, they should be exhausted, they tried everything they could to attack Trump and remove him from office. Now they admit they are exhausted. That really is funny, they’re exhausted.

Maybe they should have realized that before driving themselves bat shit crazy. At least they drove the entire Left crazy with them. Maybe what they mean is they exhausted all their resources, too, and Trump is still there and so are we. We aren’t going away.

They certainly have run out of anything new. We’ve seen and heard it all before anyway. They just repeat the same old stuff. And you think people are tuning out? Wonder why? It sounds even worse than it did the first time.

But people don’t believe the news anymore now. They noticed that too. The media has even less credibility as time goes on. If they all wouldn’t have fallen off the side of Alcatraz, they might have some cred. One thing for sure, they will never admit they made a mess of themselves and the press. But they have no one else to blame — not Trump, not the people, not even Republican’s. This is all their craziness.

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A Note To Veggie Pimps

Hey, you want to make me eat more “Vegetables”?
Then stop relating all my favorite veggies to sex organs in ads. You can start there.

Hell, are you going to rob them of their innocence too? Geesh. You’re never done, are you?

But calling someone a vegetable is not particularly endearing, you know. Shouldn’t do that.

Got a problem with any of that? Talk to the turnip! (he’s on my side)

Yeah, I’m talking to you veggie police, the anti-meat gestapo. I know you’re out there!

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When Drama Meets Trauma

Look out; today I am going to tell you something that will shock your conscience. In fact, you might never look at the issue the same way again. This will change your thinking about it. I promise you, the things I will reveal will alter the national discussion about the issue. All carefully sourced, of course. (File that next to all the other bunk.)

Mark this date on your calendar. (as you would any other date)

How many times have you heard things like this? It’s called dramatic flare and I have about as much of it as anyone. It is sensationalism. News and media often use it. Scratch that, they are extreme addicts of it. That sets us up for some drama karma.

I sometimes wonder if they are sensationalizing that much, then what is the purpose? I mean whether the story is sensational or not is the real point. Not whether one can breathe some sensational effect into it. (that is not the story) So I am caught in a quandary over all the need to sensationalize. Isn’t there enough of it out there already?

Like when Sean Hannity comes on every weeknight telling us “my sources are telling me the stuff that is coming will shock the conscience of the nation.” He says it at least every other night. “If reports are true, and I believe they are.”

Then after that, nothing. There is no proverbial explosion of “news” too hot to handle. No stunning revelations that will mark this place in time to be remembered forever. Nope, it’s dullsville afterward. Of course the leading question is ‘what does he know, what is this big news?’ It starts a web of questions: “Are we really going to find out everything that happened this time?” “Are people finally going to jail over this corruption.”… “Is this when accountability finally starts, for real this time?’

Then he or any of the other news pushers tell you to “stay tuned.” In other words, just continue to sit on the edge of your seats wringing your hands, waiting. Even as they are speaking, stay glued to your seat and do not change the channel. “We’ll tell you when we come back…” Uh huh, day after day.

I once compared this idiom of news coverage as the equivalent of marching people up to the rooftop and telling them “now just wait, we’ll come back for you. We are going to give you the news you’ve been hoping for. Just hang on and….wait!” How far off is that?

And when they don’t return, the story doesn’t come, or the news they hope for doesn’t arrive, then what? Well “just continue to wait.” It only works so long.

Notice what happened to Rachael Maddow, her ratings went into the toilet. It was after 2 and half years of fomenting promises that this will happen and that will happen. It didn’t… and now she isn’t — the top news prognosticator even of the left.

How many times have we heard all these things? Benghazi ring a bell? It proves the rule not the exemption. Do they think we’ve all been hypnotized? (cue soundtrack)

Face it we are in perpetual wait mode for all of it. When media does not deliver, it does not bode well. That’s all I’m saying. The last thing you want to think is that a person is only doing it for their own self-promotion. But these days it’s the first thing you must think about. That happens all the time.

Though the people just want honest information. They want the story and nothing but the story. And we get anything but the story. We get hype or “irrational exuberance.”

A word about my anonymity.

Some people may wonder why the anonymity? I can tell you what it is not. I am not a top Hollywood celeb hiding behind anonymity to protect my conservative views because I will be blacklisted if it were known. I am not an embedded insider informant, veiled in a cloak of anonymity. I am not a person who’s life would be wrecked if my identity were exposed.

No to all of that, however, I do protect my identity on the Internet from trolls or people who attack the messenger rather than the message. People who only want to use your identity as a weapon against you.

We’ve now seen what the left is really capable of. They’ll stop and nothing when it comes to politics. Why do some people refuse to engage in politics? It’s not hard to understand. The nature of the radical politics of weaponizing everything today is very profound and real. There are no limits for the Left. While on this side, we’re only a happy coalition of one.

Waiting causes other symptoms. They are all just chasing the news. They are not running down the story, they are chasing the news cycle. And Trump proved this better than anyone ever did. Sometimes I think he wants to send them on a wild journey. They will literally spend hours discussing what he says. Heck, Democrats want to impeach him for his words. They’d like to impeach him for his thoughts, too, but that is even more difficult. They’re working on it.

So what is it we all do while we just wait? Tap our fingers? We have lives, we do our thing. The fact that a bombshell hasn’t dropped is good cause or reason to think one is not in the offing anytime soon. Until then, we wait like trained seals in a circus. (sorry, they don’t have circuses anymore. We are the circus.) If we follow their breadcrumbs that is.

Like many people, sure, I’m tired of the waiting. “It’s coming.” I’ll tell you what I am not expecting and what is likely not coming — even if I am hoping. I don’t expect justice to take them all down like dominos in a couple of months. I’d say the odds on that are greater than hitting the lottery. As some say, “it just is not going to happen… or any time soon.”

A personal note:

Sometimes if I am writing a special piece, not always, I might be listening to music or a song. I’m not claiming it has any direct influence on content but it helps inspire me. For instance in writing this I was listening to “It keeps you running” by Michael McDonald and the Doobie Brothers. Oh that voice. Now you decide if it had any effect, or not?

But that isn’t the purpose of the music. It is just a tool like an aid. It doesn’t contribute directly to content. But it can help you get there, to that space.

See media uses the dramatic and sensational as a tool. it is supposed to get you there. But it’s not the subject. When it becomes the entire self-propelled point, then it’s the problem not a vehicle.

(For future reference: don’t worry, I will let you know when I’m listening to Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture with cannons. But I think you’ll know anyway.)

And when the media’s Drama Karma kicks in, I think we’ll know it.

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Anti-Semitic NYT and CNN editors

The Wrap

“Tom Wright-Piersanti, a senior editor at the New York Times, said Thursday that he is “deeply” sorry for some past tweets and that they have been deleted.

“I have deleted tweets from a decade ago that are offensive. I am deeply sorry,” he wrote.

Tweets cited by Breitbart no longer appear on Wright-Piersanti’s page and include a January 2010 message saying, “I was going to say ‘Crappy Jew Year,’ but one of my resolutions is to be less anti-Semitic. So… HAPPY Jew Year. You Jews.”

Another seemingly deleted tweet reported by Breitbart references the “Jew-police.”

 

“CNN Photo Editor Resigns After Old Anti-Semitic Tweets About ‘Jewish Pigs’ Resurface”

The Wrap | Lindsey Ellefson | July 26, 2019

Mohammed Elshamy’s Twitter account contained a number of derogatory statements about Jewish people posted in 2011

Give Me A Break

Give me a freaking break is one of my favorite lines I repeat to myself lately. No one hears me. It just flows out of my mouth more frequently than any other phrase. There are hosts of reasons for it.

The main one is outrage, mostly at Democrat talking points or narratives. It seems almost every time you turn on the TV news or read something, there is that reaction in there. Someone is trying to con someone or twists something completely wrong. Show me any subject and I’ll have a “give me a break” moment somewhere about it.

Why is partly the way politics has become. And in part because of how low down the ladder we have gotten, or in many cases how backwards everything now is.

Judging by what I see on Twitter and media, I’d say a lot of people probably think the same thing and feel the same way. I also think most people see what is going on and understand it. They wouldn’t need anyone to explain it to them because they know what this movie is about and where it is going. In short, they are not dummies.

Now the media might think people are dumb, that they can spoon feed people along to believe what they want about issues. Whoa, do they underestimate the knowledge of regular informed people? Maybe at one time, years ago, they could get away with that but not today. I see it in focus groups and in conversations on social media. They’re in no mood to be bullied around on politics either. They know too much and have too much experience to be duped. All that said, those are not everyone.

Now I say this because these are the parameters for my conclusions. Others, like media, have different parameters that lead them to believe people are impressionable and pliable on their central basic opinions, based on information and narratives they selectively curate to give them. The media may be right about some percentage of voters on the Left. But I know that theory does not hold up on the conservative right. Here on the right people have preformed opinions for a reason.

 

Another idea I have given lots of thought to is conspiracy theories in general and people that hold them. I have concluded some people prefer to dabble in them. And we have had a lot of reason these days to give rise to conspiracies. Maybe they’re trendy and cool? The JFK thing, while decades old, is still a viable high water mark.

But for the last several years, there is another big one on the horizon. The moon landing. I might have been surprised at hearing that one many years ago. But it has a following. Of course there is now the 911 conspiracies, too. So there are many of them and they range from environment to government. But I have noticed a trend that for some people, if they carry one conspiracy they likely have several.

Now we saw the media for 2 and a half years promote the Russia Trump collusion conspiracy with little to base it on. And that there was no push back on it, even from some media, was astounding. But these are the same media people who lectured us about anything we said about Obama for the previous eight years that we were crazy. Actually, the truth was much crazier than fiction. Now it turns out some of those conspiracies were not so crazy after all. They have now been validated by the facts.

Suffice it to say that if you traveled off of the central narratives the media was carrying in the Obama years, you were labeled a conspiracy nut. It was their enforcement mechanism to try to coral people on their main narrative — constructed also in tandem with the White House and West Wing. They, the media, didn’t mind doing it either. They were as heavily invested in creating the narrative as the Obama administration was. But anyone who ventured outside that narrative was the enemy, and they usually let you know it, using all the tools of the mainstream media.

You were mocked, ridiculed, ostracized and marginalized, attacked, humiliated, ruined, and robbed of your good reputation and character. In other words, you were destroyed if you were not on their bandwagon of misinformation. To call that a conspiracy theory was, well, Orwellian. It was 1984-ish. To think in terms of questioning Obama or their carefully crafted narrative was sedition and treasonous. It was as if we completely lost the press. And we did, though it was right from the beginning.

I don’t know if conspiracies represent a threat, given the amount of people that buy into them? But the moon one sort of stunned me. It sneaked up over the last 20 years. If it is cool or whatever that still puzzles me. Though now the left has demonstrated the real danger of a conspiracy with the Russia thing. They’ve shown how you can push a narrative whether it is believable or not. And they showed what mainstreaming conspiracy theories looks like.

You know, it is normally those on the margins who buy into a conspiracy. Now I am back to thinking about what the real point of them is. This Russia one was a matter of convenience and extreme importance, cooked up for convenience and served to masses as established fact. (Intelligence agencies like CIA know how to do that) If it is possible to push a fake narrative until it is mainstream, then what about skeptics who don’t believe in it?. Those who require proof or evidence… or doesn’t that even matter anymore?

Can a conspiracy theory be totally false, yet who cares that it is not true? And what would it take to rupture that huge conspiracy? It went on for over 2 and half years and still goes on. We are in a whole new realm. The Moon landing might have been an achievement for conspiracies but we have gone way past the dark side of the moon now.

Maybe the only point that matters is who believes in it and who doesn’t? To say nothing about the scenario of media and government teaming up on a conspiracy theory.

You can now call me conspiratorial but that is where we are at now. Who exactly believes in it? You would have been considered a wacko-bird for saying Obama was not born in America. But if you want to think the President is a Russian agent, then you would be welcomed by mainstream media and elites alike. It might help your career.

Strange how this conspiracy thing really works, isn’t it? In fact, lets go out of our way to avoid all the evidence to the contrary. And let’s go way out to block real facts and truth as it comes out. No need for that! Which one will write history? I think I know.

Right Ring | Bullright

A Helping Hand to Democrat Candidates

I apologize here but I’m beginning to feel sorry for Democrat candidates.

CNN talked to Terry McAuliffe about Trump and 2020. He said Democrat candidates, besides demagoguing the Trump agenda, should tell people what they are going to do on the issues. You know, what they are going to do to fix the mess Dems say we are in.

So, against my better judgment, I’m going to help by saying what they are going to do, if elected. Because they are so busy attacking Trump, I’ll say it for them.

They are going to:

  • Raise your taxes (repeatedly)
  • Give illegal aliens free healthcare.
  • Give everyone free healthcare – institute healthcare tax to offset costs.
  • Give illegal aliens free college tuition.
  • Give everyone free college education.
  • Restructure the Supreme Court, so it is forever stacked for liberals.
  • Abolish ICE.
  • Abolish or drastically reduce the Department of Homeland Security. Break it up at least so agencies cannot talk to and coordinate with each other.
  • Eliminate any walls on the border.
  • Hook up any illegal immigrants with our welfare system immediately.
  • Provide amnesty or citizenship to illegal aliens here now.
  • Spend much more in Latin America to fix countries so people will not want to come.
  • Re-politicize the DOJ. Construct barriers to firing anyone for due cause.
  • Eliminate charter schools because parents and children cannot have a choice.
  • Raise minimum wage to 15 dollars.
  • Convert our healthcare system into single payer Medicare for all.
  • Eliminate private health insurance.
  • Enact the ‘assault weapons’ ban
  • Expand national gun control over all guns and ammunition.
  • Remove names or statues of anyone tied to anything we deem offensive.
  • Give reparations to African Americans.
  • Pass laws against white structural racism rampant in our country.
  • Remove funding from the military to apply it toward our domestic programs.
  • Outlaw coal and oil development and target those companies in the sector.
  • Lower the national voter age to 16.
  • Remove any limitations on abortion with national laws.
  • Reenact the death tax.
  • Raise federal taxes on wealthy to 70% on an upward scale from there.
  • Repeal the entire Tax cut legislation.
  • Open immigration to all who want to come. No one is denied entry.
  • Cut police forces and any government subsidies they receive.
  • Cut border patrol.
  • Release 1/3 of all inmates from prison. Close a third of our prisons.
  • Return the right to vote to all ex-cons.
  • Let all residents of any city or town have the right to vote.
  • Reenter Paris Accord, whatever the cost, with savings from our military.
  • Enact the Green New Deal.
  • Reestablish the Iran deal. (consider penalty funds to Iran)
  • Stop all money and aid to Israel. Increase all aid to Palestine.
  • Politicize the EPA and then have them write the strictest most restrictive environmental and economic limitations known to man.

 

Well, it’s only a start since it is still early in the campaign. I know this is a pretty extensive and aggressive list, but they are up to it. And a little publicity goes a long way.

Right Ring | Bullright

Susan Rice Steps In It

Let me rephrase that: Susan Rice has become a victim of Obama Leftology

(I should define Leftology as the radical politics rampant today, most exemplified by Obama’s anti-American rhetoric.)

A few weeks ago, former National Security Advisor and Ambassador under Obama, Susan Rice, had a rival exchange on Twitter with a Chinese diplomat. It proved revealing.

It showed how the Chinese argue and critique America with the same rhetoric they see in leftsrtream press and media in the US. We have long been saying Leftists only provide fodder to America’s critics and enemies.

He (Diplomat-apologist-defender of China, Lijian Zhao) tried to unload that rhetorical hubris at Susan Rice. She seemed baffled by it, but I don’t know why she would be?

That is how leftists themselves argue. Racist accusations – should we say pleasantries – were exchanged between them. Then Rice dropped the line that ‘he should be sent back’ or recalled to China. What Rice didn’t know is he was not based in DC but in Pakistan.

That doesn’t really matter for the purposes of argument. Rice was stirred. She was trying to talk about humanitarian woes of Musllim Uighurs held in northern China. He rattled off a list of conditions in US, including DC. His tweets have since been deleted.

My guess is she didn’t realize that all this division, escalated under Obama, and constant liberal media, just fed his nasty response on our country. They are only taking the press’s critique and hurling it back at America. She should have been better prepared for that.

Rice shifted, after calling him a racist, to address the Chinese Ambassador: “I expect better of you and your team. Please do the right thing and send him home.”

But it did demonstrate Rice’s abilities and reactionary Leftist rhetoric.
She is out hawking a new book. And as Forbes said regarding social media:

Tangent: Although Twitter, like other Western social media platforms, is banned in China, diplomats use the platform abroad and have amassed some large followings as a result. Zhao, for example, gained over 190,000 followers over the three years he’s had a Twitter account.

See: https://thehill.com/policy/international/453098-susan-rice-chinese-diplomat-a-racist-disgrace
And: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2019/07/15/ex-national-security-adviser-rice-calls-chinese-diplomat-racist-for-tirade/#4397ecc45dbe

Besides Rice and race, China is a much larger concern for discussion. Certainly much broader and more important than the Uighurs issue. But that’s all Leftinista’s care about.

It spans Hong Kong, the China Sea and Taiwan, as well as all the economic disparities. Though Rice touches none of that, probably as a matter of choice. Obama’s administration didn’t touch the major issues with China in eight years. Why would she start now?

After all, Obama gave us the national policy of Omission (among others). He ignored the biggest and most dangerous threats to America, while placating his apologist base of anti-American zealots — both political and religious.

Instead, he lent his voice to give aid and comfort to enemies of America. That it now comes full circle in Susan Rice’s tweets is ironic. Rice and Obama demonstrated incompetence in government for eight years, now she illustrates it on Twitter just in case we forgot!

Right Ring | Bullright

Memorable Lines

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” Those were the days, weren’t they?

“Not Even A Smidgen Of Corruption” in the IRS targeting operation.

No such thing as “rigged elections” in the US. Don’t worry about that.

Or in Obama’s own words: [skip to 2:24 mark]

Keep in mind Obama gave that Rose Garden Denial in mid October, 2016. At which time the FBI, Steele and Fusion GPS had already been hard at work, under the guise of counterintelligence investigation, meddling up to their necks in the election.

At that point they were well into creating their insurance policy. And where National Security Adviser Susan Rice handled unmasking at Obama’s White House.

Monitoring had already been issued on Trump campaign associates, including Flynn and Manafort, Page, Papadopoulos. Page alone had 4 FISA warrants prying into him. Steele was already working on his dossier — paid for by Hillary’s campaign — then hand delivered back to the FBI later, on December, 9. by McCain.

Yes, their “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation was fully under way as Obama gave that sharp, deceptively smirky denial in the Rose Garden. As if no one knew or would know what was going on in the bowels of Obama’s administration. He had to know it all.

Only months before, Hillary had been cleared in Servergate by James Comey. After which those resources immediately shifted to investigate the Trump campaign.

In any event, the no-scandal Obama struck again. But of course now Democrats don’t mind calling it a rigged election. The denial runs deep.

“Betraying those basic American traditions?”…. just soak that in.

Additional Ref: see more at The Hill – 5/23/18

Right Ring | Bullright

Crazy As Normal

This topic has been marinating for some time, and I suppose this is as good a time as any to drop it out here. It is an increasingly broad subject, covering many areas.

Call me crazy but…. no, forget the but, just call me crazy. And I promise not to disappoint you. How’s that sound?

These days it’s easier just to admit you are crazy at the beginning. There is a reason. I mean you will be called that anyway, so why not use it to your advantage? Take the sting out it. Embrace it; make it your own!

So I’ve been through discussion cycles many times with Leftists where the more right you are, the crazier they try to paint you. I know sanity is not actually in vogue these days. Not if you pay attention to what passes for normal in our current events.

Crazy has become the new normal, if you notice that? So those outliers and sane people like us, and I do include myself, are now out on the margins. In fact, we’re now right where they want us. For years they have been working on abolishing normal, or normalizing abnormal. They finally succeeded.

You name the subject or issue and the response would be “that’s crazy”. That’s because it is. Now the real crazies are those who believe it is normal. They just don’t know it. That’s what makes them crazy by any measurement. They like to pretend that either normal never really existed or it is now deceased. So they’ve already answered any question about the obituary and just moved on. This fits the agenda of radical Leftists.

But if you don’t accept their new crazy as normal, then you must be crazy. The problem is I am wondering if there really is a way back from here? I mean it used to be recovery pros told addicts, when they stop drinking or gave up doing drugs, some semblance of normalcy would come back, in time. But will it this time…no matter how much time we give it?

The Left finally shot that gap between the Milky Way and everything else. And I don’t think it is coming back. But these days, sobriety without drugs and alcohol can only conclude how crazy everything is. They’ve all gone mad. They don’t need drugs to play games with their mind. North is South. (I’ve made that case for political chaos before)

My guess is simply progressives (commies, Marxists, radicals) do not want us returning to any normal sanity. They worked hard enough to marginalize it. Heck, they don’t want sanity to even have a seat at the table. They want crazy on one side and crazier on the other side. Have them shake hands in the middle and work it all out. But you know crazier typically wins now, it has to. That’s the other new rule.

That way if you should try to apply logic, then illogic must win every time. This really is their destination for us. Only the trip isn’t over yet, we’re still going on. We can’t even say if we’re halfway through, or three quarters, or one third. We don’t know exactly, only that we started. And onward we go, which isn’t necessarily forward. Sans the crazy hats.

Remember the ET movie with that line “ET phone home?” It’s like there is no home to phone. They cut the lines. They don’t want you to know there ever was a home, much less a phone. All there is now is this place in time that has no relevance to any other place in time. And memory is the last thing to be destroyed because you cannot know who you are, or from where, if you have no memory.

See how crazy it all is now, in some twisted and sinister way? If you mention some truth, they will call you a conspiracy nut. No, truth is nothing to mess or fool with these days. It’s dangerous too. Enough of it could even kill you.

Like on the Mueller probe, they want you to believe all of that was really normal and all the other stuff you and I see of actual truth is Crazy Town. Gaslighting personified. They’ve done a pretty good job of programming their people to go along with that script. They get to write it as it goes. Rather convenient.

At this point, I am starting to think that — aside from all those things leftists rail about — any semblance of our real “Normal” is probably one of their biggest enemies. They prefer it not returning, until that is they can completely control it. Well, then it would not be real normalcy, but faux normal. A fraud.

So, be well my fellow crazies. Our time is not over but it will take work from here. See, I don’t mind being called crazy if their new definition of normalcy is insanity with no limits.

Right Ring | Bullright

Baltimore Sunblock: no thanks

After a cleanup effort spawned by many volunteers taking tons of trash from Baltimore, the Sun editorial board says thanks but no thanks, we got this race thing. (in their way)

What do you get for gestures of goodwill and your efforts? You get the finger from elitists trying to prop up status quo politicians of Baltimore’s inner city.

And pols like Cummings would rather use any publicity for fundraising opportunities to get re-elected. They would rather channel any dialogue to play politics as usual. The lamestream media, Baltimore Sun will chip in to give them kudos for their legacy failures.

“We assume it was pure motives that led a Trump supporter to launch a cleanup in Cummings’ district, right?”

Baltimore Sun

It made for good photos, compelling videos and catchy Twitter hashtags. A group of conservatives rolled their pickup trucks into one of West Baltimore’s most impoverished neighborhoods Monday for a cleanup day. Loaded down with trash bags and shovels, they cleared alleyways of old tires, food containers, paper and other debris. They pulled up weeds and cut away overgrown grass. The group posted before and after pictures on social media showing their progress.

The effort was organized by pro-Trump activist Scott Presler. He claimed the event was not political. Yes, he was inspired to come by tweets from President Donald Trump describing the area, represented by U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, as a “rodent infested mess.” But the visit wasn’t about showing support or animosity for either man, he said…./

More at https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-0808-conservatives-clean-west-baltimore-20190806-hmc2gndnhfhodch4yxromipgnq-story.html

And then, to finish it off, they throw in the usual condescending leftist lecture in the face of your goodwill.

We also hope Mr. Presler keeps his promise to return to Baltimore once a month. It would definitely give his motives more credibility. It might also give him better perspective about the city’s problems than any single visit can provide. Maybe it could even lead him and his followers to advocate for federal housing, health care, transportation, education, criminal justice, civil rights and anti-poverty policies aimed at urban communities.

This is akin to someone washing your car for you, and you run over to say, “you missed a spot!” Then tell them “and you better show up every weekend now.”

But they failed, too, to point out the difference of what the left does vs. what the right does. We see it all the time. Instead of a cleanup effort, Leftists hold rallies to shout epithets at the president or his supporters, or against law enforcement.

They leave trails of trash from their “marches” — you know those posed protests, but are really choreographed fundraisers for Democrats and media consumption.

That’s what we get from the left, all politics all the time. Power and control is all they care about. Your neighborhoods’ woes are only their means to further their political ends.

And if a person is only showing his animosity for Cummings by cleaning up an area in his district, then what am I missing? That’s some heavy animosity.

The Big Wet Dream

The Anti-American Dream

Pat Condell

Published on Dec 31, 2018
The quickest way to create a captive society is to educate children to hate their own freedom. Nobody’s feelings were consulted during the making of this video. Anyone who has a problem with that can drop dead. ‘The Good Censor’:

Leaked briefing reveals that Google has abandoned free speech for ‘safety and civility”. https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/1… Google employees want no censorship for China, but plenty of censorship for us. https://theintercept.com/2018/08/03/g…

He’s right. Were they writing the Constitution and Bill of Rights today…. we’d have a whole different thing. That’s a scary thought. The fruits of that sabotage are real.

“If you don’t understand the wisdom in the 1st amendment, you have not been educated, you’ve been processed; you’ve been cheated,…”