Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The mouse that squeaked too much





"For my good friends who live in CD 5 (yes, I have a few), I feel you. I am sorry you only have an idiot to represent you. I would like to tell you that the next election will be better, but it will not unless... we can trade Cedar Riverside for Greenland."    

Anybody tired of seeing Minnesota's national embarrassment? If so, raise your hands. Wow! That is a lot of hands. Okay, you may put your hands down now. It was painful as all get out, but I did manage to watch Omar's presser yesterday. It was great - tears and all. Who were the bad guys in the eyes of these whining socialists? President Trump (Duh!), and Bibi Netanyahu. Actually, the real villain was not even a person. It was the State of Israel for having the audacity to exist. 

Besides being backed up by her squad buddy (that be Tlaib from Michigan), she also had a hodge podge of her "constituents" standing behind her. Not one of them looked happy or normal. There was even a Jewish lady from some radical organization who spoke. She thinks that Muslims and Jews can live together in harmony - just like peanut butter and jelly. Sorry lady - try oil and water. Many Islamists hate Jews. They hate Jews more than they hate Christians. They often refer to Jews as sub-human, vermin, or pigs.

What do I think Bibi considers Omar? A mouse the roared? Not even close. More like a mouse that squeaks - or screeches. Heck, in his lifetime, Bibi has survived eight wars, two Palestinian intifatas, and way worst of all - eight years of Barack Obama. Why bring this up? All the bellyaching from this crew yesterday was less than bothersome to Bibi than a gnat on his arm. Bibi can read Omar like a book. He understands her motives, and they are way less than honorable. No, Bibi did the right thing, and unless Omar goes through a radical transformation - she ain't ever getting into Israel! Nor should she.

Sure - easy for us to say. Israel must hate Arabs. Not even close. Over 20% of the population of Israel are Arabs. Israel welcomes Arabs who are peaceful. Those however, who wish to harm Israel, either through terrorism, rocket attacks, or economic boycotts such as BDS - are not welcome in Israel. Israel has not survived this long living in a very tough neighborhood by being PC - they have survived by being smart.

If I could meet Bibi Netanyahu face to face, the first thing I would tell him is how much I admire him as a man, and a Israeli patriot. The next thing I would do is (speaking for the normal people from Minnesota), is apologize for our national embarrassment. That he has to put up with her BS. I would tell Bibi that many patriots who live in this state are very pro-Israel. Many Christians who understand the Bible, are very pro-Israel. It is only a loud obnoxious minority who are not.

In any event, I am so tired of this woman I could puke. I really could. For my good friends who live in CD 5 (yes, I have a few), I feel you. I am sorry you only have an idiot to represent you. I would like to tell you that the next election will be better, but it will not unless... we can trade Cedar Riverside for Greenland.    


Monday, August 19, 2019

"Well, at least nobody died..."






"These guys have been around before. Their mommies and daddies were members of the SDS or the Weathermen, who were active back in the 60's. Only Antifa has upped the game."



I guess if you are the mayor of Portland, that is how you gauge success. Nobody died. This was the BIG weekend, where demonstrators and counter-demonstrators were going to come face to face. The demonstrators were some "white nationalists" (the bad guys), and the counter-demonstrators were Antifa (the protected class). The white nationalists were at a disadvantage, both from a numbers perspective, and also offensive and defensive weapons. It really is a miracle nobody was shot.


What do we really know about Antifa? This group of jack booted thugs, who hide behind black, childish masks? First off, they have their roots in the Nazi storm trooper era. Tactics are the same, and both groups are socialists. Second, they are cowards. Third, they are protected by the socialist mayors in the cities in which they live. The police have been given a "hands off" order. Amazing.

Now if the truth be told, most of the 2A folks who I know, hope and pray they will never need to un-holster their weapon, and use it in anger. That being said, if most any of them were downtown for a social event, and one of these dirt bags came after them with a hammer, club, or bear spray, the dirt bag might get ventilated. Just saying.

It is nice that our President has just about had it with this crew. He wants to have them designated as "domestic terrorists". Bout time. Actually, that would have been an un-necessary step if the local police had been allowed to enforce the law. But since they have been allowed to run wild in the streets, it has been up to the President to fix this all by his lonesome.

These guys have been around before. Their mommies and daddies were members of the SDS or the Weathermen, who were active back in the 60's. Only Antifa has upped the game. Much more gutsy, much more violent.

Too bad law enforcement in large Blue cities have become neutered. We need some of the "head crackers" back from the past to retain order. In other words - let cops be cops - not Bobbies.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Our binary conundrum...



"Why has no third option been put forward? Simple answer - there is none. It is Option One or Option Two. Right now, it appears we are going to play out Option Two until the end game." 



OMG!!! Run for the hills! This is worse than the asteroid. We are headed for the financial cliff. We are all going over, never to financially recover. What is it? Why it is the media fueled recession. Media fueled? Sure. If the economy had been this s**t hot under Obama, the media would have been fawning all over the economy. But because it has happened under the hated Trump, they are telling us we are going to hell in a hand basket.

Before I go any further, a bit of personal privilege please. I have been alive during more than one recession. I was alive during the very unique "stagflation". Why do I bring this up? For a long time, before the wizards of smart declared the economy to be in a "recession", it felt like a recession. However - in this economy, the economy feels nothing like a recession. That being said, I want to get to the meat of the meat in this article.

China. The newest economic bad guy in the world. For years, we have made a pact with the devil. We will give them tons of offshoring jobs. In return, we get stuff made cheaper. Sounded good, except for one minor thing. Trade deficit. Our annual trade deficit was enormous. About 1/2 trillion a year. Many have talked about this during the past few years - big problem, yet nobody did a thing. Until, that is - Donald Trump. He first asked the Chinese to (in good faith) hammer out a new trade agreement which was fair to both parties. That did not go well.

From China's perspective, why bother to make a new deal? They are making money hand over fist with the current one. So they stalled, reneged, and pulled every other trick in the book. All tricks which Trump the negotiator has seen a zillion times before. So, Trump pulled out this last card. Tariffs. And thus the trade war.

One thing which the Lefties and the media have not done as yet, is give us a third option. Third option? Option One - status quo. Go back to gargantuan trade deficits with China. Option Two - play the trade war out. This trade war is hurting everyone. Trump knew that going in. He feels that our economy is so strong, we can withstand some incoming from this war. China will blink first. Meanwhile, the media is going crazy. Blaming Trump for the upcoming "recession".

Why has no third option been put forward? Simple answer - there is none. It is Option One or Option Two. Right now, it appears we are going to play out Option Two until the end game. That is fine with me. China are not fair arbiters. They are crooks. They steal IP with great abandon. They are like a naughty child who needs to be spanked. And Donald Trump is now spanking them. Too bad he has to do it by himself. 

If we get a new trade agreement out of this trade war, this will all have been with it - and then some. Of course, the lap dog media will still blame Trump for something. Maybe climate change again. Or lack of reparations. They will think of something. They always do. 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Our days of wine and roses...






"The citizens rioting in Hong Kong however, can see that closing door. Soon the vision of our freedom, for which they yearn, those days of wine and roses - will be nevermore. Crushed by the jack boot."


Editor's note: Relax folks, although an excellent move from 1962, this has NOTHING to do with the award winning movie staring Jack Lemon and Lee Remick.

When I look at our life in America these days, I have a hard time doing anything but smile. Although not perfect, living in this great country comes about as close to perfect as one can get. Some days, when my feet hit the floor once getting out of bed, I sit for a while and ponder. Ponder what? How blessed we are - all of us - to live in this country. As the saying goes, the poorest of the poor would be well off compared with everyone in the world. Yes, we have it that good. And yes, these are the days of our wine and roses.

Before too long, my wife and I will be going on a cruise of the WestPac. Kind of like a "50 years after" reunion for me. Fly to Japan, cruise to Viet Nam, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Okinawa, and then back to Japan. Should be quite an adventure for many reasons.

Right now, part of the trip is looking somewhat sketchy. I would not be the least bit surprised if our port visit in Hong Kong got scrubbed. Why? Social unrest. Why social unrest? The good people of Hong Kong have an infection. It is called liberty. Freedom. The thought of being under a jack booted thug like China is antithetical to their beliefs.

Right now, the citizens of Hong Kong are looking to the United States for help. For support. Why us? Because, whether the socialists in this country like it or not, America is still seen as that shining city on the hill. The beacon of hope. The land of opportunity. The land of our wine and roses.

The students in Iran during the Obama Administration. Rioting in the streets. For more free stuff? Not hardly. Rioting for freedom. The students in Tiananmen Square 30 years ago. Rioting in the streets. For more time off? Again, not hardly. Rioting for freedom. Each time the jack boot came down on their throats. Why? Once power is ceded to the government, and the pet becomes the master, it is very hard to get your freedom back. It is easy to slip into serfdom. 

But why do other countries look to America? Is it because of our generous welfare benefits? Unfortunately, some countries do, but I will not go into that here. The important countries however, do not. They look to this country for the same reasons that Bono articulated. America is no longer just a country - it is an idea, which has now been shared with the world. To use a medical term, this freedom has caused contagion. As we know, freedom is very contagious. The good people in Hong Kong also know that. They would give their eye teeth, and much more, to have our kind of freedom.


The days of wine and roses
Laugh and run away like a child at play
Through a meadow land toward a closing door
A door marked nevermore, which wasn't there before 

Great song written by Henry Mancini and sung by Andy Williams. But in reality, our freedom allows us to live in the days of wine and roses, allows us to laugh and run away like a child at play. The citizens rioting in Hong Kong however, can see that closing door. Soon the vision of our freedom, for which they yearn, those days of wine and roses - will be nevermore. Crushed by the jack boot.

Freedom is not free. Our freedom has been earned by patriots who gave it all. Patriots from yesterday and today. They gave it all so our land can continue to be a beacon for the world to see. To give the world hope. I wish the socialists in this country could see that. I really do. What they see in America right now is not wine and roses - not even close. It is vinegar and weeds. Sad. Very sad. 






Friday, August 16, 2019

Time to grow up little girl...




"Here is a newsflash for our diminutive Congresswoman from CD 5 - you are not Trump's nightmare. He could care less about you. But you certainly are Minnesota's nightmare."  



We have a neighbor who lives on another street. I have never been to his house, so I decided to ask him if I could come over. He had heard about me by reputation (which by the way, he did not care for), but he agreed to allow me over. A couple weeks before I went over to visit him, I decided to throw a bunch of shade on my neighbor's house via social media. I knew my neighbor would read it, but I did not care. I also said I thought his presence in this neighborhood was illegitimate, and he should move. Then right before I was to go over to visit, he rescinded the invitation. What nerve! What a jerk!

No, this of course is not a real story. But who does it sound like? Maybe Omar? Minnesota's national embarrassment? Her intentions in going on this visit were far from honorable. She hates Israel. She hates Jewish people. She hates America. She hates our Constitution (the one she swore to live by). And she hates our faith. Then why in the Sam Hill is she living here? Because she loves our welfare. To quote this little girl from Northern Africa - "It's all about the Benjamin's baby!"

She may be loved in CD 5, but when you get outside the bowels (good word) of Minneapolis (besides for a few mutton heads), she is looked upon as a huge mistake. In fact, some even think she might be an enemy at the gates - or now, inside the gates. The very idea that she had the audacity to request a trip to Israel (who is paying, by the way?) for her and this nut ball from Michigan, is a show stopper to most clear thinking Americans.

Is there hope for her once she grows up? Not a bit. She will never change. This is the way she was raised. The sad part is, the minions who live in the deep blue part of Minneapolis will re-elect her. Over, and over, and over again. Why? She is a democrat. And a socialist. AND a Muslim - which makes her somewhat unique when you get outside the Twin Cities. Inside the Twin Cities or St. Cloud - she is but only one of 150,000.

So, here we are. This is only the latest of her embarrassments. She went to Washington to (in her words), "Confront Trump." Or, "Be Trump's biggest nightmare". Here is a newsflash for our diminutive Congresswoman from CD 5 - you are not Trump's nightmare. He could care less about you. But you certainly are Minnesota's nightmare.  

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Bob Dole syndrome - again...






"For most of Trump's supporters, there is not one ounce of worry about the Clown Car. Nada. Zip. Zero. Any worry has been replaced by entertainment. Let's face it - the Clown Car is fun to watch."



If I were a Democrat, I would be thinking back to 1996 right about now. That is when the Republicans really had Bill Clinton on the ropes (so we thought), and we were going to make Clinton a one term President. Sure, the economy was strong, but that blue dress! How this hick from Arkansas had sullied the once sacred Oval Office! All we need do is pick someone from our vast array of good candidates to run against Clinton, and he would be toast. Instead, we picked Bob Dole.

Now don't get me wrong. I am a HUGE fan of Senator Dole. A genuine war hero, and a servant to these United States for decades. That being said, Bob Dole's time to be a viable Presidential candidate had come and gone. In other words, his ship had sailed. It was decided that Dole would be our candidate because it was "his turn". Big mistake.

Turns out, we really did not have anyone ready to assume the position in 1996. Kind of like when we also had Obama on the ropes in 2012, and we chose Romney. Weak candidate for sure. By picking Dole in 1996 and Romney in 2012, we ceded the Presidency for another 8 years to two flawed Presidents. 

This has got to be how the Democrats will be feeling in 2020. They know Donald Trump has done some very bad things - they just don't know what. Zero proof. So, in a year when they feel they can make this real estate guy from New York into a one hit wonder, along comes the Clown Car. And in that Clown Car, there is not one, not even close, candidate who can beat Donald Trump - warts and all.

However, someone has to be chosen. Out of the Clown Car, will come a clown to run against Donald Trump. That clown will be the 2020 version of Bob Dole to run against the President. Even if this recent slide in the market, portends a long anticipated recession, do I think the American people would NOT pick a clown over another 4 years of the President.

Here is the main reason why Donald Trump's base has stayed so loyal. Donald Trump is not afraid of work. He is not afraid of challenges. He is not afraid to try something new, which has never been tried before. He is not afraid of the press. AND - he sure the heck is not cowed nor afraid of the Democrats. As much as the Democrats have tried to de-throne this President since November of 2016 - they have not laid a glove on him.

For most of Trump's supporters, there is not one ounce of worry about the Clown Car. Nada. Zip. Zero. Any worry has been replaced by entertainment. Let's face it - the Clown Car is fun to watch. What the Democrats should be focusing on is grooming some adult to run in 2024. 2020, is a lost cause for them. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Lacking Moral Authority?





"What I would give to trade about 150,000 of our newly arrived (in Minnesota), America hating, our Christian faith hating, our Constitution hating, new comers, and trade them in for red blooded, freedom loving folks from Hong Kong."


Okay. I will fess up. The red, white and blue in me would love to see our President wade into this Hong Kong mess and be the hero. Kick some ChiCom ass (so to speak). As those gun grabbers always love to say - "Do something!" But that will never happen. As much as it tugs at my heartstrings to hear the citizens from Hong Kong singing our national anthem, waving our great flag as they march in protest, and have signs which say, "President Trump, save us!" - nothing will happen. Why? We have no moral authority.

Bird! What the Sam Hill are you talking about? We are Americans! This is Tienanmen Square all over again!! Only this time, there are no tanks as yet, and the bloodshed has not really started. To this point, I nod my head in agreement.

However - should Donald Trump ask for an emergency meeting with Xi, the exchange might go something like this: Trump - "I really think you should listen to what the good people of Hong Kong are asking. It is reasonable. The United States will not look kindly on your troops going in and spilling blood on their soil."

Xi would sit back in his chair with that nonchalant half smile he is famous for. "You might have a point Mr. President. But before we discuss our involvement in Hong Kong, could we first discuss your involvement in Chicago? In Baltimore? Los Angeles? Seems you have a problem by NOT maintaining control in those cities. Is it okay for so many of your citizens to be killed by gunfire each weekend? In China, we would never allow that. Our citizens deserve the right to work hard, and when they go home, live in peace."

"Ouch!", President Trump would think. How am I supposed to respond? I can't just say, "Many of our residents living in large Blue cities, have the right to collect welfare, and then on the weekends, get involved in gang wars. Where is my moral authority to say that? After all, I have offered more than once, to send the feds into Chicago to help restore order. Every time, I get a 'no thank you' - or worse."

Bingo! We lose our moral authority to talk about out of control cities when our cities are just as bad or worse than theirs. It is hard to explain to a socialist or communist that our cities are out of control because they are run by socialist democrats. That would be a head scratcher for them. If the people running these Blue cities are truly socialists, they would go in there, and crack some skulls! Come on! You should know how it is done by now!

Then we would have to confess. We do not really have "true" socialists running our cities -  only posers. In reality, they are nothing but nihilists and anarchists. They just want free stuff without having to work for it. That would be the end of the conversation. Period.

What I would give to trade about 150,000 of our newly arrived (in Minnesota), America hating, Christian faith hating, Constitution hating, new comers, and trade them in for red blooded, freedom loving folks from Hong Kong. I am tired of having these welfare grabbers who hate us, taking advantage of us. We have tried and true "makers" from Hong Kong, who would love to come here, be part of us, and be woven into our fabric.

If you are a praying type - pray for Hong Kong. If you are a socialist who is tired of the "thoughts and prayers" system, be on you way. This is history folks. As much as Tienanmen Square was 30 years ago - this is history. Not just the battle between good and evil. It is the battle between chains and no chains.