A Word On Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh has been gone about a week and the press seems obsessed by calling him hate-filled or divisive. He’ll live on rent-free in their minds.

First off, no one has probably done more for the conservative movement than Rush Limbaugh. But there are some consequences for that kind of success. He was targeted by the Left’s smear machine for decades. It’s what happens when you are effective.

The steady drumbeat from the media is calling him hate radio and divisive, polarizing. Only by the Left’s terminology and standards.

So telling the truth about the Left, their agenda and tactics is hate? Exposing what the Left is doing is divisive? Talking about issues and policy is divisive? The DNC has no patience for anyone truth-telling on the airwaves.

Rush could have been the original cancel culture target. They wanted nothing more than to remove him from the air, shut him up and destroy him. They couldn’t. He thrived on their efforts and it fed into his talk operation. Certainly the Left will be on the lookout for anyone rivaling his reach and popularity. Yes, he was a phenomenon.

But one has to understand what came before Rush: The Fairness Doctrine. That was the policy that forced airwaves to give “equal time” to issues and politics. As usual, the Left found a way to use that to shut down conservative opinion or ideas. The media would say they could not give equal time to the other side, so effectively it cancelled conservative speech. In effect, you were limited by your opposition’s inability to present another side.

The effect of that policy worked the same as their silencing agenda. They use social media now to do the silencing. There is no fairness. Equality is the last thing the Left wants. They want and demand a stacked deck: institutionally, culturally, and in the airwaves.

With Rush, they could have none of that. He wasn’t going to give them a minute of peace. He was probably enemy number one for that reason. The Left despises competition. They resent being challenged by the truth. And they certainly hated any idea about the numbers of Rush’a audience.

But yet in such an environment Rush Limbaugh flourished like wild flowers.

Just an aside, I remember back about ’92 a friend from Kansas City gave me Limbaugh’s book. He said this is the guy to watch and listen to. I started reading the book and realized this guy had the same ideas I had. For the first time the issues he would talk about made sense in a sea of political chaos. But the very best part was to realize there were a lot of people out there, almost a limitless amount, who agreed and felt the same way. And we were not going away. That is the way I remember it anyhow.

So now there are over 20 million Limbaugh’s who are out there. They are not alone or isolated. He started the ball rolling. But the Left saw the same thing with Goldwater and then Reagan before. They at least knew what it meant for them. If imitation is a form of flattery, the Left tried to duplicate it but couldn’t make it work on Air America.

I’ll miss Rush, but never ever forget him.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Governmental Monopolies R US

Have we all noticed that when the government seizes control of something, hyper-regulates, or pays for it that the cost of it generally increases? I don’t know what economic law that is but it bears out.

Whether you agree with this popular idea or not, it looks like states are chomping at the bit for legalization of recreational marijuana. It doesn’t matter if you agree or not, they appear set to do it. Many states are in the game, the race is on.

A big part of the sales pitch is the tax revenue states are going to get. Umm-hmm, good to lawmakers. People get high and they raise their revenues. Coffers go up and people are happy. And that is the idea anyway. What’s not to like about that?

Well, what happens in the interim is the price goes up. This is no problem for government. They don’t care. In fact, they just make more money. That’s a win for all those proponents of big government. Extra costs are passed down to consumers.

Now I know a a cancer patient who has one of those handy mari-j-uana cards. That card only allows him to purchase it at official distributors. But the price is so prohibitive in those places that this card-carrying customer seeks out the street market supply anyway, which, oddly enough, is below the government vendors price. Get it?

But if government is going to drive up the cost?

So all street dealers have to do is come in under that official price and the black market is rolling. (not much of a market war against gubmint) Of course, then no one is getting any tax revenues. But like we saw with toilet paper, there is always a market if there is demand, and always those looking to cash in on it.

The first deduction to make is that black market is not going away, if that was even the idea of it. The second is that government does not compete well, if at all. This is not only on marijuana but it is a good example. Plug in that formula elsewhere, you probably get the same results. Government = rising cost.

Onward to college. In that case there is no competition so government’s monopoly is safe. Yes, there are private colleges but student loans are the same. Unless one is a cash-paying customer, which few can afford. But then you are still paying the cost in a government-influenced market. Government only adds cost; it never seems to decrease it.

Then government comes up with the popular idea to forgive (pay off) student debts, to some degree. What do you think is going to happen to college costs? Of course. The push is for 50,000 in student debt relief. So the unacceptable bottom end becomes 10,000.

Want to bet college cost will go up by almost that amount, at least? But when you get millions of people rallying and demanding it, what is going to happen? Class dismissed.

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Institutional Failure

We no longer have the luxury of debating serious concepts or ideas, but can only opine on current political reality. As long as we still can anyway.

But this column or next just might be the last, at this critical stage. Who knows? That is the political reality of the time. Just call this an SOS to the future.

Odd how America was always standing up for those timeless principles and freedoms like speech or basic civil liberties. Not anymore. That is the stuff of yesteryear now.

All of this in our current reality is due to institutional failure. No, it is not just a president’s dictate or even Congress’s decrees; it takes more than that to really set our country off the irreversible edge. Our institutions have a big and necessary role in that condition, not only governmental institutions but private or non-governmental institutions.

Right now they are screaming for us to jump, “don’t look back. Hurry up!”

Who are they? Well, media for one has a big role. But there are plenty others like policy centers, research labs to big corporations to technology, universities, education. All working hand and glove in a concerted, malicious way against civil liberties of people is enough to throw in the towel on society — as if government failure and corruption were not enough of a problem.

But all operating in a concerted effort, until you have something that makes George Orwell blush in his grave. And snark is substituted for substance in defense of what they do. So what is the answer to that? Well, we don’t know because we probably were never to this pinnacle before. Sadly, we just don’t know.

Institutions are to society what sin is to mankind. It is the cancerous rot that can destroy the body from inside out. If left corrupt and untreated, it can unleash a ticking clock on the mantle of freedom and all we hold dear. Or you could call that the glue or ligaments that hold us all together. And what a number both can do on us in a short amount of time.

So now a first amendment case to defend one’s self is no longer an acceptable option?

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Sign Of Sick Times

When I heard this morning that some people defaced yet another historic icon, my heart sank. I mean when is enough enough? Must they deface even our heritage?

The story is here at LA Times. The unthinkable happened again. I mean if you tear down a statue of Grant or Lincoln, well, it is just another day in the park.

But this, this act of utter disgust just cannot stand.

Four culprits were immediately arrested for altering the signage of the famous Hollywood site. This time they made it read “Hollyboob” for a short time. (*Age-appropriate content)

As expected, it set off many lifelong boob enthusiasts, who were highly offended. One person, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he/she/it will never be the same after witnessing the dastardly deed.

“I cannot imagine this happening right in my community…..you always read stories about random acts of bigotry but to see it in your own community like this is chilling.” The anonymous source went on to say,  “I just don’t know how I will explain this to my children, I may have to seek counseling.”

Fortunately, police were right on the scene shortly after the act was committed. They had no comments, but shock was evident in the faces of responding officers.

That’s it for us here on the scene of the boob alert. And what a scene it has been.

Karen contributed to the writing of this report.

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Suite Madam Blue

So what have we? A republic if you can keep it. I’m about sick of the overuse and abuse of the word democracy from people who do not have good intentions.

And their flagrant disrespect for language is another insult to the integrity of the people.

A tribute video to the greatest Styx song of all – and to Lady Liberty.

 

A Beautiful First Lady

Socialism is not the Answer

Socialism is Not the Answer

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Melania Trump in my opinion is the the most beautiful First Lady we have ever had. Hands down she beats Michelle Obama without question. Just look at her……….

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This is Melania Trump with President Donald Trump getting off of Air Force One.

Melania Trump Wants to End Online Bullying. Her Husband Doesn't Help. - The  New York Times

This is Michelle Obama getting off of Air Force One. Big difference.

Michelle Obama's biggest fashion regret? Those gray shorts

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Yet no magazine covers for Melania Trump during her four years as First Lady.

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Snap Impeachment

And we’re off. What a way to usher in a new, inferior president by impeaching the current president. Make sure to stain him. Then raise and anoint the shadow of a fatally flawed candidate as some Messiah to cure all our problems. That should work.

What Democrats rolled out is nothing short of a McCarthy-era witch-hunt. Now turning the same tactics on the disproving public. They were determined from day one to get or take out Trump any way possible. No, even before he took office.

Four years of a coup by any means culminated in a brand new election model, never attempted before, with few rules or guidelines to prevent fraud. What could go wrong? But security was not the purpose; preventing a second Trump term was.

Just hope it doesn’t all snap back-acha.

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Meaning Of Election Results

Here is a sort of philosophical question. Do elections mean different things to different sides of the isle? (I’ll use the customary ‘political isle’ though it is more like a canyon)

More precisely, do results of an election mean different things to different sides? I have to say yes. I already explored winning in the past – – each side claiming different meanings. But there are differences between sides in losing as well.

Neither side does losing very well. No one likes to lose. However, when the game is rigged it turns so-called “losing” into a philosophical game of concession. Make one admit loss.

In the case of this election, with fixed parameters in a rigged process, the idea of concession to a fixed game seems entirely pointless and out of the question. What does it mean then? It boils down to someone cheating another person out of an outcome. I think we have already established that happened. So what does that do for the concept of losing?

Well, besides hanging the world’s biggest asterisk over this election, it establishes doubt the results were really legit. But then nothing with Donald Trump’s presidency has been fair from the beginning. So why expect it now? I don’t think people did.

That frames a change in presidents in a whole new light. Put it another way, Democrats were not happy enough with a rigged election, but they want legitimacy. They also want to prevent Trump or anyone else from even contesting it. Prevent that and the whole process becomes a default selection, not a real election.

Now we come back to what is the meaning of election results if they were skewed, distorted, corrupted and then sanctioned by every authority as legitimate? What is that value? Well, it means the bar of “legitimacy” or legitimate just got a whole lot lower.

So are results of a corrupt election even important under those conditions? Everyone can make his or her own judgment on that. Mine is results really don’t matter. And no one can put legitimacy of the process back into the equation because it is done.

Then, the results turn into a stain. I guess that is where it ends. They are no longer legitimate results but a stain on our history. It makes the president presiding over that stain nothing more, and no more legitimate.

On the other side, they pretend the results were Constitutionally legit. They pretend some authority exists in that. So what they wanted from election results was an uncontested forfeiture to a flawed process. Absent that, they can only make assertions. Pretending is an art that works rather well for the Left.

So we have two different election results, not just interpretations of results, between two different sides. It means two sides have two entirely different meanings for results. Never the two shall meet.

The Left is particularly adept in spinning results of things. This time it is much more than simply spinning them. But they cannot put legitimacy back into the results.

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Credibility Crisis

Do not be alarmed. Do not attempt to adjust your TV; it is not a faulty signal or your set. This is only a credibility crisis being streamed live to your living rooms or personal device. Brought to you by all the sponsors who have been working so hard, both behind the scenes and overtly, in the last four years.

I could name names starting with the media and active elected officials, even employees of the federal government. You know who you are. You want to think of yourselves as spectators but you are not. You think of yourselves as sanctimonious.

You are just as much active participants as the people who stormed inside the hallowed walls of the Capitol yesterday. You have responsibility. This couldn’t have happened without your willing participation in a four year assault on our system.

Now it has culminated in yet another election. But this time you got the results you wanted, This time you are satisfied with all your sordid efforts, no matter what it took. This time, for once, you are not in dissent with the results. Well, welcome to our world.

So one must take a stand and condemn the acts of violence? Now this demands everyone condemn it? There is no place for this activity? Where were they for months and months? But now, now it is wrong and it must be decried, unequivocally?

Don’t act like these are shocking results and pictures. Don’t feel so offended. What did you expect? What did you want to see happen? We know the goal all along.

The people were the butt of it.

Suddenly you want to preach about division and unity. You want to wax on process and the Constitution…. after months of defiling it. It is you, who have defined “democracy” downward.

I witnessed firsthand some of the coverage on Cspan. I watch the hosts feign outrage and take calls. While for months omission of the symptoms were ignored.

Every time the left does something, it is roundly ignored and then parsed down as if no one did anything wrong. But the first time the right does something, it is called an “attack on our democracy”. I’m sick of it.

Is our democracy so fragile that it cannot be questioned when it colors outside the lines, when it acts irresponsibly? Wasn’t our democracy under attack, under siege, for four years by the Left? I don’t care whether you call them BLM, Antifa, Bernie socialists, Marxists or social justice warriors. They have levied a war against our system for years.

They challenged a legitimate election for four years. Hillary told Joe Biden not to concede any loss, ever. She said he would win in the end. What did she mean? Now she says results of an election are being undermined, “democracy is under attack.”

The media has culpability in this. The media are the watchdogs. They stopped looking and caring. They didn’t want to look at any of the problems. They ignored it all. You can bet that had the election been the other way, every story would be chased down about what went wrong with the election — the way it was the last time. They spent four years investigating the 2016 election.

All I am saying is if the press and media are dead, then democracy is not far behind either. But that is not the end of it. That is only the starting point of the consequences to follow. Press and media have been whistling past these problems for years. In fact they have been laying the foundation for them and encouraging them.

Are answers to much to ask and expect?

So suddenly the media arises from its slumber to call all the people in the street thugs. They call it an insurrection. They even called it treason. They even say it is led from the top, Trump is organizing it.

Well, for eight years we had these commie organizers, thugs, and urban terrorists logging countless visits in the White House under Obama. Nothing was said about that. And we saw the fallout of “Occupy” movements and violent protests, shutting down highways etc. But it was dismissed wholesale.

All we want is a serious inquiry and a real investigation. If you spent four years on Russia, isn’t America worth it? How much fraud is enough? I’ve asked that before because the goalposts have moved. No fraud should be tolerable, it is the standard. Or was the standard. Now the goalpost is if fraud has made a difference and would alter the results of the election, then and only then it is intolerable.

But all the people want is a real meaningful investigation with real results of how we got here. Don’t talk about blanket reform garbage. That’s how we got here, They just reformed the entire election process but we are not suppose to notice or care? Just like they are reforming police and our justice system into the swamp. Anarchy is the new normal.

So they can call us the people any name they like, as if it were the answer: rioters, a mob, thugs, insurrectionists to traitors. But that solves nothing. The metamorphosis of their ever-evolving swamp continues, mostly unabated or unchallenged. Yet we stepped out of line. We stand condemned by the very swamp that brought it on.

Is democracy suddenly so fragile that it cannot be questioned or investigated? After all these months of uncivil disobedience, riots and sedition — all unchecked — now merely questioning the official process is a bridge too far.

They call the Capitol their temple of democracy. They said it was under siege yesterday. It has been under siege for years, and attacked relentlessly… along with the people who respect it.

What we ask is for an investigation to be honestly carried out and their newfound rules be examined, along with their means. We should demand nothing less. But democracy, like the freedom of press and speech, is dying on the vine and no one is trying to save it. In fact, they are pouring toxins on it put it out of its misery.

They are afraid of mob rule after we have been subjected to it for years. Media could not even report the attacks.

There is a credibility crisis in America.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Biden Truth Deficit

Something is fairly wrong. Reports say that 1 in 6 Biden voters said if they knew the Hunter story, or Biden’s career of corruption, they never would have voted for him.

Well how does that translate? In my math that means 13 million less votes. Or Biden would have only had 67 million votes, even with all the fraud and shenanigans.

That verses Trump’s 74 million votes. See what truth will do for you?

Joe Biden is running one hell of a truth deficit.

(And how the other 66.67 million rationalized their votes is another matter.)

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2020 In The Rearview

In the last week of the year, I thought it would be good to do a post on 2020 but I couldn’t do it. That is above my grade. It would take a 750 page tome just to outline the events of this year in any detail.

2020 was an indictment on our culture, the establishment, the Left. It was a complete assault on values and western society. I’ll take a pass on that. In fact, the cottage industry in 2021 will be books about what happened in 2020, and not just about the election. But it will probably inspire some books, too.

So what to do about 2020 but give it a big old middle finger? Maybe a Bronx cheer salute from sea to shining sea. A giant sigh.

Assembling those thoughts on it, my instinctive reaction was to get on my knees and plead for it to be over, never happen again, that we recover and learn what we need to to do that.

Above all, pray that it be over. Finished. Then the taps would be in order rather than playing “Auld Lang Syne”. That song literally means “for the sake of old times.” 2020 was a blitzkrieg on the old times. Here are the lyrics:

“Should Old Acquaintance be forgot,
and never thought upon;
The flames of Love extinguished,
and fully past and gone:
Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold,
that loving Breast of thine;
That thou canst never once reflect
On old long syne.”

It doesn’t quite work. Maybe those words are an appropriate tribute in any other year except this one. The taps with no lyrics serves it much better.

What did we learn; what were the important events; where are the benefits; or what was the overall theme? Too soon? There are days still left. Did anyone get mad at a year?

If cancel culture had any legitimacy or backbone, it would cancel 2020. But no, it tried to use the events of the year to cancel other things or people. Think of them all: from heroes to founders, to everyday Americans, to America itself, to news stories and corruption, to a great president. Cancel culture was literally screaming through a pandemic.

The only thing they didn’t try canceling was China, the place that spawned the pandemic.

And politics were in full display, oh were they. We found some events or situations that even politics, politicization of events or weaponization had no answer for. But they tried.

Finish 2020 off by 2 Senate runoffs in Georgia — which could determine the majority in the US Senate — by radical, commie, Marxist candidates. What could go wrong with that?

Is there no mercy left?

As bad as the year has been, whistling past the graveyard would do us no justice. We must make sure this year does not contaminate others. We must vow to repair the damage, not to continue it.

The strange thing is I get a sick feeling the Democrat left is not as disgusted by the year as the rest of us are. After all, in crises they see opportunities. The greater the crisis, the more people hurt, the greater the opportunity. It’s their motto.

Still one thought does remain about all those who did not see the end of the year, maybe for different reasons. Hundreds of thousands, like nursing home residents, did not make it through. Not even receiving a proper farewell. Enough said.

Play the taps. (Yet it will be remembered, in infamy)

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Grinch Pelosi Hates The People

Well, if you had a bad year just remember to thank Nancy Pelosi.

She started it with her crazy impeachment agenda.

She tried to usurp the Senate for her impeachment scheme.

She ripped up President Trump’s SOTUS.

Gets her hair done while salons were shutdown to the public. Claimed they set her up.

She stuffed her $25K designer freezer with gourmet ice cream for 6 months, while holding Americans hostage to her radical political agenda.

Then she claims she is feeding the hungry, not exploiting them for political gain.

She got her radical new voting rules installed.

She called Trump and Republicans enemies of the country.

She admitted she held up COVID aid relief in a political extortion plot for the election.

Now at the end of the year, she used the people for a Christmas tree to push all her radical spending plans.

You can’t even get coal for Christmas because Democrats have it on their cancel list.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Rockin’ Horse

Just because…..”Rockin Horse” – Allman Brothers

The Allman Brothers Band – “Hittin’ The Note” [2003]

“Good clean fun is just my imagination
Down and dirty that’s the way the game is played
This hard life has caused me some aggravation
Never could leave it alone.” ~

Change The World

Euphoric aspirations about changing the world have been around for a long time. We like to think it is based on something other than hope.

Obama pretty much fueled his campaign on such notions, based on invisible rationale. He ran an entire movement on adherents to his con. He predicted seas would cease to rise. He was no more successful than the false hope he promoted.

Another person will come along promising to change the world. False hope will be in bountiful supply. Will they? Will people who graft onto false hope really change the world? It is doubtful.

It does not stop the aspirations of people trying. They believe they figured out something you and I don’t know. They found the secret sauce. If it were only that easy?

Reality sort of bites you in the ass every now and then. It can dash hopes faster than a torpedoed submarine. “We get it,” they always say. “But you can’t stop us from trying.” Maybe not.

Though circumstances do matter. If we cannot change the results of a rigged election, then how can we change the world? If we cannot keep corruption at bay, or preserve justice, how then will they change the whole world?

Leftists never offered any evidence they could change the world, they just asserted it. Remember the Arab spring Obama was excited about? It turned into one of the most awful things we’ve seen. But they had all their hopes on it anyway. Never mind results.

Now here we are, off of the worst corrupted election in modern times and so many act as if this is all normal. Nothing to see here. People even say it was smooth as silk. We know and they know that can’t be right. But who cares anyway, if they got the result they wanted?

Joe Biden told Stacy Abrams that if they had 10 more like her, they could rule the world. There’s a scary thought. But what would he do with that power? Too many questions.

So full of themselves are they that all logic and reason has been evicted from the equation. They think and perceive, therefore it is. How arrogant is that?

When it is time to evaluate the results of their schemes, suddenly their defense is silent. Then it is time to move on. They meant well. It was the intent that matters. But history and the world move on, no better for the wear. Scars mean nothing to a world on fire.

Is it any wonder some of us are jaded at their baseless optimism? However, denial doesn’t stop them. They said it therefore it is. They are gods of destiny and the sky is the limit.

Not all change is good either. Have we established that yet? They changed all the rules for elections, which seem to be here to stay. What have we gotten in exchange? What are the results? Time convicts their insanity but “have another bite of that mushroom, it’s good for what ails you.” Maybe they just did not exert the proper amount of force last time.

“So keep on trying, we’re getting closer.”

Meanwhile, democracy – if that is what they are still calling it – has taken a backseat to their whims of authoritarian rule. All they need is enough force to fulfill all their pleasures. And we see a lot of proof of what their pleasures really are.

So we should not look closer at all the fraud in the election if the results wouldn’t have been different. But who says results would not have changed? The purpose is to look.

Change the world, change our elections, change our system, change our laws, change presidents; notice a pattern?

While we are at it, let’s just change back to what it was five years ago, before the coup went down. Let’s change back to what the people rejected in 2016.

They can change the world but we cannot change fraud in elections – don’t bother trying.

Joe Biden now says: (just some latest quotes in the timeline)

“I know you’re probably tired of hearing about politics after this year. But with just 15 days left until the Georgia Senate runoffs, we can’t take our foot off the gas.”

“Georgia — Your vote has the power to change the future of this country. Don’t wait to use it.”

Translation: what Biden really means is: in one month we begin to heel.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Word Play

Somehow over a month ago I started getting these emails from a new source. I’m not sure why? You know how that process goes.

This new email is called “School of Word Play”. So I have been looking at the daily word. Today the word is “Hogwash.”

Origin: Mid 15th century; English

Merriam– Webster says:

1 : swill sense 2a, slop
2 : nonsense, balderdash

It’s one I frequently use but was surprised to see it on their educational list.

I can think of many applications for that word today. Everything I hear coming from media is technically hogwash — pig swill. Yep, I like the word. It’s a keeper.

I’ll be going 15th century hogwash a lot in the coming year. Count on it. I always thought of it as sort of slang, but now that I know it is proper vintage vernacular…..

Hold my beer! (Iggy says he has a shorter word too.)