Thursday, October 29, 2015

What Went Right – and Wrong – With the Republican Presidential Debates

Once again, I didn't watch yesterday's Republican presidential debates, just like I didn't watch the one before that or the Democratic debates either. But for once, I wish I had. Because last night's performance seemed like quite the spectacle.

I'm not even talking about the media’s favorite villain, Donald Trump. I'm talking about all the candidates telling CNBC how it is.

This linked video collage is priceless, with Republicans flat-out refusing to answer groundless and unprofessional questions, demanding to know if the moderators even want to know their responses, and overall throwing CNBC’s attitude right back in its smug, lying face. To the cheers of the audience, might I add.

THAT is what Republican voters want to see: spines and a willingness to cry foul when a foul has obviously been made.

So in other words, NOT the GOP establishment.

According to the hypocritical CNN, which stopped just short of calling out CNBC for its obvious bias, “In the final minutes [of the debate]… angry representatives from the campaigns began confronting Republican National Committee officials to voice complaints about the tone and substance of the debate.

“When the faceoff was over, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus blasted CNBC for asking ‘gotcha’ questions and said the network ‘should be ashamed.’

“‘I was very disappointed in the moderators. I’m disappointed in CNBC,’ he told reporters in the spin room in Boulder, Colorado. ‘I thought they would bring forward a pretty fair forum here tonight. But I think it was one gotcha question, one personal low blow after another.’”

He’s “disappointed in the moderators? He “thought they would bring forward a pretty fair forum here tonight?”

What alternate universe is he living on!!!

The GOP establishment is pathetic, rolling over at the first sign that it’s not pleasing the mainstream media, which – newsflash – has an undeniable liberal bias and agenda.

Everybody knows that! Yet prominent Republicans for too long have refused to say it out loud… for fear of making the media hate them… when it already hates them.

That's stupid. That's why it can't win anything worthwhile. And that's why last night's Republican presidential debate was so right-on.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Let’s Bash Republicans Today

Let’s bash Republicans today. Because, hey, as a party, they’re no better than Democrats half the time. And they’re definitely no better than Democrats when it comes to spending.

Take the deal almost-not House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, just cut with Democrat President Obama at half an hour shy of Tuesday morning.

The text of the budget bill is 144 pages long – never a good sign – and increases government spending by $50 billion this year and another $30 billion next year.

‘Cause that’s what we need. More money going toward our ne’er-do-well politicians.

Seriously, what have they done for us in the last eight years?

The country is in serious trouble economically, with a full half of American workers making less than $30,000 a year, which is probably why the Fed hasn’t hiked inflation rates in so very long. It knows the entire country could crumble if just one more straw is added to the proverbial camel’s back.

We’re already under severe pressure from a financial perspective.

From a societal standpoint, we seem to be doing even worse. You don’t have to look at Baltimore’s rising murder rate to know that. How about the South Carolina police officer videotaped body slamming a student in the classroom?

Forget whether the officer was wrong or not for a moment. As Sheriff Leon Lott (who “wanted to throw up” after watching the videos) put it, the student “disrupted class, she was disturbing the other students from getting an education” (not that they seemed to care much) and refused to listen to either the teacher or administration.

And that kind of blatant disrespect among young people isn’t anything new. If anything, it’s expected.

So if the money American citizens are already giving to the government isn’t going to strengthen our economy, keep our streets safe or train our children properly – and we know it isn’t to secure our borders or protect against terrorist threats – what is it going toward?

Only the politicians seem to know, and they’re fine keeping it that way. Boehner once pledged that he would give the public 72 hours to read over every bill that comes before Congress. Yet he’s pushing for a vote today, which gives well under 48.

Like I said, Republicans aren’t any better than Democrats these days.

And guess what? Like the bratty student in South Carolina, they ultimately don’t care.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Feminists Are Getting Burned by Their Own Power-Hungry Demands for “Equality”

According to her WordPress page, “Kaite Welsh is an author, critic and journalist in Scotland. Her fiction has featured in several anthologies and she writes a regular column on LGBT issues for the Daily Telegraph as well as making frequent appearances on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.”

In other words, she has some seriously misplaced focuses and beliefs.

However, even a broken clock is right twice a day (unless it’s digital, in which case, forget it), and so is the case with Kaite Welsh, who wrote, “Isn’t it often the way? You fight your way from the trenches to the throne, overthrow the corrupt regime and set about remaking the world in your own image, only to realize that you have become the thing you most despised.”

I’m not sure of the context she said it in. I’m assuming it had something to do with women’s issues or the LGBT community. It was certainly cited in an article that covered both topics in relation to Bruce Jenner and his alter ego, Caitlin Jenner, who is quite probably getting that nonsensical and insulting “Woman of the Year” recognition from Glamour Magazine.

Kaite Welsh’s disillusioned statement definitely applies to a situation where feminists are getting burned by the very politically correct environment they’ve been militantly pushing for so long.

But at the risk of getting too introspective, it applies to just about every other aspect of society right now. Like African Americans demanding specialized treatment, only to suffer significantly for those privileges. Like illegal immigrants forcing their way through borders for a better life, making it more difficult for everyone, including themselves, as they do. Or like gaining sexual “freedom” and receiving every other kind of repression in exchange (e.g. STDs, unwanted pregnancies, shame, guilt, depression, the meds necessary to treat depression, etc., etc., etc.).

And conservatives, don’t get all smug just yet. We’re not immune to the abuse of power. Look back to the founding of this country, where the Puritans mistreated people with different religious views despite how they’d been persecuted when they weren’t in charge. Or, today, how many in our ranks support Trump for the sole reason that he says nasty things to the opposition.

If you think we wouldn’t create just as much of a hostile environment as the liberals are now if we had the means, then you’re just as self-deceived as Kaite Welsh is most of the time.

Humans in general aren’t noble enough to handle ultimate power. We’ve proved that too many times now to count.

So why we’re so willing to do so again is beyond me.

Maybe we’re just incompetent all-around.

Monday, October 26, 2015

And the Woman of the Year Award Goes to… a Man?

What’s the most important quality the mainstream media looks for in its “Woman of the Year” candidates?

That’s what it takes to be an admirable female… a fake female.

As political reporter and commentator Nicole Russell put it, this is an endorsement of “the idea that men are better at being women than we are.” And it’s not the first time it’s happened. As she reminds us, it wasn’t that long ago New York Magazine declared transgender Martine Rothblatt “the highest-paid female CEO” in the U.S.

Doesn’t say much for feminism today when a real woman can’t even win a competition meant exclusively for women.

Personally, I don’t see how feminism has made any meaningful strides in decades. Not when young women are taught how to talk the talk, spouting platitudes about female empowerment while doing the very opposite in desperately seeking to meet men’s supposed sexual fantasies in order to feel better about themselves.

I mean, come on. We’re portrayed horrendously in movies, music and other artistic outlets. Even when they’re promoting girl-power, they still make sure it’s dressed up in unrealistically sexy packages. Take Avengers’ heroine Black Widow, who can take just about anyone in a fight… clad in skin-tight black leather that shows off every curve and crevice she has.

In politics, we have women like Nancy Pelosi, who say that having the right to kill your unborn baby is the epitome of feminism. And in the news are a too-often steady stream of women who lie about getting raped to punish the guys they willingly slept with.

I suppose with so many public profile women – from BeyoncĂ© to Hillary Clinton – acting so utterly uninspiring these days, it’s no wonder the always screwed-up mainstream media has to go outside the actual gender pool to tout feminism.

It’s that pathetic. And apparently, ladies, so are we.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Last Night’s Democrat Debate

Right now, I’m trying to work up the energy to read about last night’s Democrat debates, since that’s what informed people do. They get facts before forming an opinion.

Yet intelligent people know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing on repeat and expecting different results. Which means, really, it’s a waste of time to entertain even the tiniest sliver of hope that:

·         Hillary Clinton might care about someone other than herself despite her history of being one of the biggest narcissists on the planet
·         Bernie Sanders could be the first socialist that actually gets it right instead of leading his nation into abject poverty and societal destruction
·         Martin O’Malley can strengthen America as future president of The United States after he was worse than useless as mayor of Baltimore City and governor of Maryland
·         The other two guys (who I’ve incidentally never heard of before), could be the first Democrat presidential candidates to be worth listening to

Put like that, forget paying attention to the Democrat debates. I have better things to do with my life.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Amy Schumer Hosts SNL to Laugh at Guns and The U.S. Constitution

In the liberal world, SNL is supposed to be funny, right? I mean, it’s a bunch of comics doing skits on various issues to make people laugh.

(Like I said, in the liberal world. Not in reality.)

And in the liberal world, guns are horrible, right? After all, they kill people, like at that movie theatre that was playing Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck. Who then took to Capitol Hill with her cousin Senator Chuck Schumer to decry how horrible guns are.

Now, Amy Schumer is a comedian in the liberal world. To get an appreciation for her style of humor, understand that she successfully pushed Comedy Central to not bleep out the word “pussy” anymore. Which was great for her devotees since that’s pretty much the punchline of all her jokes.

So anyway, Amy Schumer goes on SNL and does a skit about guns that’s supposed to make people laugh. (You know this because of the pre-recorded laughs during the compiled skit.)

It shows a girlfriend waiting for a boyfriend at a restaurant, a woman jogging, a mother going into labor and other such idyllic scenes, then incorporates guns into each in contrived ways that’s supposed to make the audience chuckle and shake their heads over how stupid conservatives and the United States Constitution are.

But if guns are such a serious issue – if they’re the main reason lives are being destroyed – and if Amy Schumer is so broken up about what happened at the movie theatre showing her movie, then why in the world are we supposed to laugh about it?

I mean, in the real world, good people don’t make jokes about murder. You’d never see conservatives making skits about abortion complete with punchlines and scripted guffaws.

“And then the baby gets its skin burned off with chemicals or gets ripped into tiny pieces while it’s still alive. Hysterical!”

Not funny, right?

Neither is SNL. Or its efforts to destroy the freedoms our Founding Fathers fought and suffered to give us.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

So You Want to Be a Hollywood Star, Huh?

I will never understand why anyone wants to be a Hollywood star when Hollywood stars seem like the most messed-up, lonely people on the planet.

There’s a new “exclusive” by the UK’s Daily Mail, an interview of Chelsea O’Donnell, Rosie O’Donnell’s 18-year-old daughter. In it, she apparently accuses her mother of being an absolute phony who conducts herself much differently in public than at home, who smokes weed like a college student, kicked her daughter out of the house not a year ago, and was an all-around absent mother.

I’m not reading the whole article. You can if you want to. But for me, it’s not news to hear that Rosie O’Donnell is desperately unhappy. It’s not news to hear that any of the Hollywood crowd is desperately unhappy, including Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend, who recently committed suicide.

Speaking of her, let me go off on a little rant hear…

That woman has more value than her severed dating connection with Jim Carrey. I can’t stand seeing her referred to as “Jim Carrey’s ex” over and over again as if that claim to fame is what makes her matter. How about the fact that she was somebody’s wife? How about the fact that she was somebody’s family? How about the fact that she was human?

The media is disgusting. Okay. Moving on.

Or should I? Because the media is part and parcel with Hollywood these days. They’re incestual, hob-knobbing and sharing each other’s spotlights, the press stumbling over themselves for 60-second appearances in movies and starlets racking up as many news and talk show spots as possible.

They’re all utterly desperate to be relevant, and in order to be that, they try to ignore reality, either by smiling at the cameras when they really want to cry from overwhelming loneliness, or going home to do drugs.

You think these people don’t stare in the mirror when they wake up, looking at their unpainted selves and wondering how their lives became so messed up? How they remain so unfulfilled despite their million-dollar homes and exotic vacations and pricy wardrobes and “cool” friends?

If you think I’m wrong, go ahead and try to become the next big Hollywood star. But for me, I’d much rather have anonymity and even my day-to-day financial annoyances.

Because, hey, at least I know I have value apart from how many people know my name.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Baltimore City Politicians Get Nine-Year-Old Girl Shot

Where can you find criminals so stupid they miss the four men they’re aiming at and instead hit a nine-year-old girl?

Why, that’d be Baltimore. Of course. The same place where Freddie Gray threw himself around the back of a police van in order to claim police brutality but accidentally killed himself instead.

Morons. Disgusting, pathetic morons.

The little girl was rushed to the hospital with a broken femur. So she’s alive and expected to recover. But that’s not the point. The point is that a nine-year-old was shot after 33 other children were shot this year in this city, some of them fatally.

Now, you could argue that most of those children weren’t the intended targets. They were just at the wrong time and the wrong place during the wrong year.

Or maybe just the wrong city.

Last month, Fox News reports that murders were up 39% over September 2014 and non-fatal shootings nearly doubled. But before you gasp in shock and horror (Or shake your head in disgust. This is Baltimore, after all. What do you expect?), that was a good month. For the entire three quarters of 2015, murders are up 52% and non-fatal shootings are up 80%.

Why? Well, as Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith said, “We have highly motivated bad guys” here.

If he meant the Baltimore City government, then I couldn’t agree more. That establishment is very motivated to stay the sheltered, illogical, harmful bunch of morons it’s been for decades. It hasn’t cared about the people in so long that the people don’t care about it either. They’ll do whatever they want to do whenever they want to do it just as long as they think they can get away with it.

So when Baltimore tells Baltimore to go knock itself out, as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake did after Freddie Gray’s death… and when her fellow officials champion that attitude, applauding as the six cops tied to Freddie Gray on the day of his death are put on trial…

What do you think is going to happen?

Nine-year-olds are going to get shot. Of course.

And it’s all Baltimore City politicians’ fault.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Ben Carson Takes on Obama Over Oregon Shooting Response

I didn’t listen to President Obama’s remarks about the Oregon community college shooting last week, where 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer asked his classmates if they were Christian and shot them in the head if they said yes. If they said no, he shot them in the leg.

I know the president immediately called for stricter gun control, but I otherwise didn’t pay attention considering the monotony of his un-American and egotistical policies these last six years. Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, however, did listen. And he made a thought-provoking point about what he heard.

During a TV interview with Fox News, he asked the question, “Why doesn’t [President Obama] talk about the fact that there are hate crimes and Christians are being targeted. I don’t think he ever even mentioned the word ‘Christian.’”

Now, the show’s host pointed out that perhaps the president hadn’t heard those details yet when he got up to speak. But even if that’s true, it doesn’t say much for the leader of the supposedly free world that he would make such a bold call for change before he knew all the facts… something he does all the time, mind you.

Like with that 14-year-old Muslim boy, Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested after he brought a clock into school that school faculty took for bomb. President Obama immediately went on record to condemn the school and praise Mohamed, going so far as to invite him to the White House.

We found out later, of course, that this teen is a regular troublemaker, who had already been suspended multiple times due to his pranks and disrespect of authority.

So what can we conclude? Muslim perpetrators get invited to the White House, but Christian victims are only good for political propaganda?

I’ll grant you that perhaps that’s too harsh. Because, the way I see it, Obama will use anyone and anything to get his own way, whether Muslim or Christian, Democrat or Republican.

At the same time, he is a lot nicer to his non-Christian pawns then his Christian ones.