Sunday, October 16, 2016

Trump and Media Bias, Really??

My son and I attended the Trump rally in Greensboro on Friday afternoon. It was a first hand introduction for my son into the bias of the mainstream media.

We arrived at 11:00 AM and waited a few minutes for the gates to open for the 2:00 PM rally. As we waited, we talked to the folks around us and enjoyed their company. Trump arrived around 2:30 PM. A few minutes into his speech, some protesters in the lawn area were escorted from the rally. A few minutes later, we saw a guy carrying a United States flag upside down and dragging the ground. He was shouting something.   Trump pointed  and said "Get him out." The protester started up the stairs and a young man was behind him. The young man had his hand out towards the demonstrator's back. As they came up the stairs, a scuffle ensued. My son had the seat on the aisle and said that the protester started swinging at the other guy. As they passed us, the man behind us stepped out to help. Just past our row, the police met the protester and the others. The scuffle continued as the protester knocked the police officer's body camera to the ground. Trump continued his speech.

When we got home later, we watched the News on Fox 8. Imagine our surprise when the Fox 8 report was that a protester had been assaulted at the Trump rally. That was also the story headline on their website. My son dispatched an e-mail to the station concerning their story. No response yet.
About ten minutes after the "assaulted" protester had left, there were two more demonstrators. These were two young women who appeared to be in their early twenties. One was white, one was black. They were wearing shirts with the message "Bill Clinton is a rapist". They jumped up and down and danced a little to give the crowd time to read the message on their shirts. Several policemen raced down the steps to take them away. The rally continued without any more interruptions.

What did we learn about the media from this? Fox 8 reported that the flag protester had been placed in a "headlock". This was one of those "special" headlocks, visible only to reporters. The demonstrator passed less than three feet from us and we saw no headlock. The reporter did not report seeing the police officer's body camera being knocked off. It was on the step on the row right behind us. There was no mention of the two young women and their "Bill Clinton" demonstration. Since the media tells us that Trump has no support among women and blacks, they could not mention this.  I almost forgot the best part! The young man who was behind the flag protester, escorting him out,  was black. He was also wearing a "Gays for Trump" tee shirt. Fox 8 could not mention any of this because it challenges the media's representation of Trump supporters. So much for "fair and balanced".

Thursday, October 13, 2016

This Just In !!!! Oct 13, 2016

This Just In!!

The Wall Street Journal published an Op-Ed today detailing how the Republicans could elect Trump on the basis that he will resign and allow Pence to become President. Really? Just when you start to think that Barnum may have been wrong, you realize that there really is one born every minute.

On Yahoo news today, apparently Miley Cyrus has come out as a pansexual. According to experts, this means that she is attracted to people regardless of sex and/or gender. We used to have another word for people like this, but just in case I run for President some day, I will leave that one unwritten.

From Hollywood comes news that Chelsea Clinton has found a job NOT working for her parents. She has been cast for the lead in a remake of My Friend Flicka. Producers are now looking for someone to play the part of the young man who owns the horse.

Thank God that the election is one day closer. Today I heard a radio commercial for the Clinton campaign. In it, a man who describes himself as a Republican, tells us that he is voting for Hillary. He says that he is voting for Hillary because she can be a role model for his three daughters. This is the first time that I have ever heard anyone say that they want their daughters to be crooked lawyers. By the way, if this guy works for you, he is obviously  a candidate for the "random" drug test.

I am going to the Trump rally in Greensboro tomorrow. Looking for a protester!!  You have been warned!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I Love Stupid People- The Bicycle Version

I was outside working in the yard when my wife returned home this evening. We stood there talking while she watered some newly planted green things.

As we were talking, I heard a bicyclist coming up the road. A few minutes before my wife arrived, I had heard and seen the same cyclist go down the road. He caught my attention because he was making a lot of noise. That noise was due to his not having a tire on the back wheel of the bicycle. As he passed, I told my wife, "That idiot doesn't have a tire on the back wheel". She replied, "He can't do that, it will break." "Yes, dear".

A few minutes later, I was still outside and heard the bicycle coming past our house again. The noise was even louder. As he passed our driveway, the noise stopped almost instantly. Naturally the bicycle stopped too. I looked out and could see the mangled and collapsed rear wheel of the bicycle. The cyclist dismounted from the bicycle and looked at the crumpled wheel. He pulled out his cell phone and punched away for a minute. Then he looked at the rear wheel again, then just turned and started pushing the bicycle down the street.

The young man appeared to be in his teens. I realize that young people today lack the mechanical knowledge needs that we had when I was that age. Surely, he must know that one needs to put a tire on a bicycle wheel for it to work. Then again, he just demonstrated that he did not understand that.

What will happen to this young man? Career politician? Democratic Party Chairman?  I am guessing that their is a car chase in his future. He will keep driving even after he hits the "stop sticks" the police have put out. He will be trying to escape with four flat tires at about fifteen miles per hour. It will work about as well as his bicycle did today. Good luck, Gomer !!

Hillary, sick on Sunday???

I spent 42 years as a restaurant manager. I listened to thousands of employees tell me why they were sick and could not come to work or why they were sick and had to leave work. It's always in the details where you find the real truth.

So Hillary Clinton had to leave work early on Sunday because according to her campaign and the mainstream press, it was hot, she became overheated, and she was dehydrated. Let's look at the details.

The National Weather Service information destroyed the idea that it was hot. It was 81 or less at the time. CNN reported that Hillary overheated because she had on long sleeves and a jacket to complete her pantsuit. Look at the pictures of the men around her. The Secret Service guys were all wearing coats. Most of the "dignitaries" were wearing coats. Trump was nearby and he was wearing a coat and a tie to go with his long sleeved shirt. Has anyone checked with the Emergency Services people to see how many other people collapsed from the heat that day?? So did she really overheat? No signs that her clothes were drenched with perspiration. Let's move on.

The campaign, the media, a doctor, all tell us that she was dehydrated. Before we accept this as a fact, look at the actions of all involved. Is there a picture of anyone giving her liquids at any time  during the whole event? They are telling me that she is dehydrated and they knew it. Why didn't anyone do anything about it?? In her huge entourage, nobody could give her a bottle of water??  It's New York City!! How far could they be from a street vendor selling something to drink? Water would have been great but even a soft drink, beer, coffee, tea, would have been better than nothing. All those people and no one could even come up with a Slurpee??

I am calling B.S. on the whole story. She has some serious issues that need to be addressed. Remember, the Democrats would not let the nation see FDR in a wheelchair!!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Two Schmuck Sunday

Today was National Go Topless Day.

I thought about this as my wife, my younger son, and I were eating lunch at the Long John Silver in Danville. I looked around the room at all of the other customers and employees before offering thanks to God that no one was celebrating National Topless Day. Before you men get too cocky out there, almost all of us look better with a shirt on also. With that out of my system, on to the main events.

The world is awed by the stupidity of Colin Kaepernick, the backup quarterback for the San Francisco. He refuses to stand for the national anthem claiming that was protesting blacks and other people of color being oppressed. He also mentioned "bodies in the street"..

Mr. Kaepernick makes $19 million dollars a year to play a game. Right now he is playing that game poorly. Against Green Bay, after coming off the bench where he sat during the national anthem, he completed 4 out of 6 passes for a whopping 14 yards. San Francisco should have just left him on the bench.

Mr. Kaepernick is bi-racial. His black father deserted Colin's young white mother and the baby. The mother allowed a white couple to adopt the baby and raise him. This is oppression??

San Francisco should trade Kaepernick to the Chicago Bears where he can witness "dead bodies in the street". Every month 30 to 50 young black men are killed by other young black men in Chicago. This is oppression by blacks against their own people. Explain that to us, Mr. Kaepernick.

Chuck Todd on Meet the Press is the most biased human on the planet. I have met guys in the KKK who are more open to other points of view. He's obviously the head of some liberal Klan-like group for left wingers.

I watched ten minutes of Meet the Press about a year ago. Now, I just wait to read the leftist, socialist swill that Mr. Todd pukes on Sundays. I check the news on Sunday afternoon in the hopes that some guest has just beaten the shit out of Chuck Todd. That must be why the conservative guests are never in the same studio. Conservatives who are invited to appear should just ignore the invitations.

How long before Chuck Todd invites Colin Kaepernick to discuss his views with the world?? It will be a meeting of the witless. Maybe the government can place them in the "witless protection program". It can keep facts out of their heads!!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Another Fun Filled Friday

It's getting late on Friday and I thought that I should burn a few minutes at the keyboard.

My son William and I went to a presale at an Estate Tag Sale in Floyd, Virginia yesterday. When you buy junk by the van load, they are always willing to let you in to view and buy before the masses arrive. Didn't buy anything incredible, but the van was almost full. I did buy a Craftsman brand meat cleaver from the 1950's. Can't have too many cleavers. In Floyd County, Virginia, I saw several "Hillary for prison 2916" signs. It is those little things that make life worthwhile.

What did we do for entertainment before Facebook? I recall actual conversations with people. What I do like about Facebook is that when I get tired of reading swill from "friends", I can just block them or "unfriend" them. It's not that easy in the real world.

I am thinking about dropping "Dish Network". Two hundred stations and nothing fit to watch. I think the only reason I keep it is the DVR. I can back it up if I missed something or want to see it again. I wish they had that for car radios. I am always missing something and getting frustrated. Guess that I will just use the CD player.

Hillary Clinton is attacking Trump calling him a racist. She is either slandering him or doesn't actually understand what makes up a racist. I met a FEW guys in the Sons of Confederate Veterans who were blatant racists. Their idea of a "liberal" was someone who didn't believe in slavery. Kirk, I will give you a break and not mention any names. Okay, I won't mention any last names.

Speaking of the Sons, I wonder how my old buddy Ronnie Gene Wilson is doing. Ronnie is the guy who as Commander-in-Chief of the SCV, tried to have some of us removed for "conduct unbecoming a Southern gentleman. The last picture that I saw of Ronnie was him being led from a courtroom in handcuffs and shackles. Ronnie was convicted of operating a Ponzi scheme that took 50 or 60 million dollars from his family and friends. As a matter of personal pleasure, I hope that he ripped off some of his SCV buddies.

Back to Facebook. A little earlier today, I had a couple of "friend" suggestions. One was Ron Horgan, the current pastor at Buffalo Church. I just went ahead and blocked him for fear that he would contact me. I guess that Facebook suggested him because Satan doesn't have a Facebook page.

Bill Fortson, a longtime Tex & Shirley's customer passed away in early August. I last saw him about three months ago. He told me that he had pancreatic cancer and would not be around long. He and his late wife were in almost every day. He will be missed.

Sixteen months after hiring an interim pastor, the EPC is finally letting Buffalo Church hold a congregational meeting to form a Pastor Search Committee to find a permanent pastor. I guess they didn't want them to rush into anything. More on the Good Old Boy network at the EPC on another day.

I heard a rumor that Jimmy Hoffa had met with Bill and Hillary Clinton a few days before he went missing. Just saying?

Stunned by the news that the "Cajun Navy" had saved hundreds of people in the recent floods, the state legislature is considering regulating their activities. Stunned by the realization that private individuals can react faster and more effectively than the government, the government seeks to regulate this. How many people would have perished waiting for the government? When the President's priority is to play golf with the rich folks in Martha's Vineyard, what are the priorities of those he directs? Great leaders lead from the front. Obama leads from the front nine.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Why I will vote for Trump

On November 8, I will be casting my vote for Donald J. Trump for President. I have heard a lot of opinions expressed on this subject and just wanted to make mine clear.

I hear a lot of people saying that voting for Trump is picking the lesser of two evils.  I have heard people say that they will hold their nose and vote for Trump. I have heard from the "Christian" conservatives that they will either stay home or vote for a third party candidate. People tell me that they will vote for Trump because he isn't Hillary. He's not Obama either, but that's another story. I have heard lots of people who claim to be Republicans say that he is their last choice but they will vote for him.

All of this brings us to yours truly. I am voting for Trump because he is Trump. I started the campaign season supporting Fiorina, but Carly couldn't get any traction. When she couldn't keep up, I switched to Trump.  I like Trump. Yes, he's loud, rude, obnoxious and overbearing. Lots of family and friends have mentioned those qualities in conjunction with my name. I don't think that it is necessarily bad.

If you ask Trump a question, you get an answer. It may not be the answer you wanted, but you get an answer. Trump doesn't need to read a poll to answer a question. I think that it is refreshing in our country to have a politician just say what's on their mind. I keep hearing "That isn't presidential". So you are telling me that dodging the question or taking ten minutes to say nothing at all is presidential?? I have seen Obama ramble on for minutes and not put together a complete sentence. It's like some kind of game show. You want to scream at him, "Buy a verb!!"

The political establishment that runs our nation is opposed to Trump. It doesn't matter whether they are Democrats or Republicans. They are like the ruling class in the old Communist Soviet Union. They have all of the luxuries in life while the masses have just what they want them to have. Bernie Sanders is a great example. In the news this week, Bernie and his wife are buying a third home for $600,000. Bernie is a Socialist, right??

The political establishment is terrified. They are afraid that Trump will crash the club.  They don't want an outsider rocking the boat. I am here to tell you that if we don't rock the boat, the establishment is going to overload the boat until it sinks. Then what will the political establishment and their pals in the media do?? They are killing the goose that laid the Golden Egg!!

The critics are all attacking Trump's remarks about dealings with other nations. I am in complete agreement with Trump. Why are we defending other nations when we have these huge problems at home?  People are killing each other at record rates in Chicago, yet no one mentions it. The establishment is more worried about what is happening somewhere overseas than at home. To those of you who are worried more about international issues than domestic ones, write this down!! Love and charity both begin at home.

The government's attempts at social engineering through the welfare system is a complete and utter failure. Flooding the United States with illegal immigrants is overloading a system already at capacity. Shipping money overseas without considering our national debt is insane. If I could ask Obama one question, it would be, "Tell me why you shipped $400 million in cash to Iran in the dark of night while my brother-in-law can't get good treatment from the VA for his Agent-Orange caused cancer??" Love and Charity both start at home.

I will be voting for Donald Trump in November because I support him.
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Monday, August 08, 2016

Class of 1971 Reunion?

In a few weeks, the A.P. Leto High School Class of 1971 will gather in Tampa to celebrate the 45th anniversary of their  graduation. While a member of that class, I have decided not to participate this year. I am sure that there will be enough people there that they will be able to celebrate without my presence.

My wife and I had attended both  the ten year celebration and the thirty year celebrations. When the fortieth anniversary rolled around in 2011, my mom was dying and I chose not to attend so that I could spend that time with her. So why am I not attending this year's event? Excellent question, allow me to elaborate.

The Class of 1971 has a Facebook page. I am "Facebook friends with about twenty people from my class. I enjoy reading about what people are doing now and interacting with them online.

It's all pretty easy to understand, I hated high school. It may have been the worst three years of my life. Today, I am the poster boy for Adult ADHD. No one had a name for it then. I was in three or four advanced classes a day with the other smart kids in my junior and senior years. It was kind of like a herd of nerds program. I don't think ,that I received any benefits from that program.

I can look back now and realize that I didn't have any real friends in high school. My high school friends were kind of like most "Facebook friends" are today. They are your friends in one particular setting. Once I left school in the afternoon, I had almost no interaction with my school friends unless they were neighbors. I never went anywhere with school friends, we never even talked on the phone after school. I lived in Tampa for twelve years after graduation and can count the number of encounters that I had with classmates on my fingers.

I had pretty good grades in school. My diploma bears the "Honors" seal on it. So when the National Honor Society started inducting members from my class, I was sure that I would become a member. I didn't make it in the junior year induction. They had two inductions in my senior year and I was not an inductee in either event. Why didn't I make it? In addition to the required grade point average, teachers voted to determine if the candidates met the characteristics required for membership. All it took to keep you out was a single vote from a teacher to "blackball" you. Imagine how bad my day was in October of 1970 during my senior year when three different teachers all told me the exact same thing, "I'm sorry but I had to vote against you being in the National Honor Society. I just don't think that you fit the requirements." Three teachers? It only would take one. Didn't they talk to each other?? I went home that day and cried. I realized that I would never be a member. When they had the next induction in March of 1971, I told my mother that I didn't want to go to school that day and she let me stay home. In my senior year, I was in an advanced Physics class. The Honor Society held their monthly meetings during that class period. When they called for the members to leave their classes, the room would empty. Sometimes, there would be one or two other students left in the room. They were members but had been suspended from the NHS for bad grades. Usually I was the only student left in the room. Mr. Dillard, the teacher, would just tell me to read and he would go take a break. It was days like that when I questioned the value of our educational system. Allow me to repeat myself, I hated high school!!

In addition to all of that, I will stay home this year because my social skills are not good. I am uncomfortable in social situations. I am not good with small talk. I have a tendency to talk over other people. I am a blurter. If it's in my mind, it's out my mouth. I will stay home because I hate to watch my wife cringe when I say something. I am okay with a crowd. I can talk to hundreds of people without an issue. I struggle in one on one situations.

More than twenty five years ago, in the throes of a near nervous breakdown, I went to see a psychiatrist for help. his name was Dr. Aldo Mell. He has passed away since then, but he was a great guy to talk to about things. He had some kind of accent. He sounded a little like you might imagine Freud sounded. After several months and thousands of dollars, he gave me a diagnosis. "You are an introvert operating as an extrovert. You have to find a way to resolve that issue." So I am resolving it this year by staying home. I will try for the fiftieth year celebration in 2021.