Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ohio State University Marks 14th Terrorist Attack on America in the Last Eight Years

We had another Islam-inspired terrorist attack on American soil on Obama’s watch yesterday, this time at Ohio State University.

What are we up to now? Eight? Nine? 10? More?

I guess it depends on how you’re counting.

According to the New York Post back on June 16, right after the Islamic-inspired Orlando massacre, America had suffered under eight terrorist attacks under President Obama’s unwatchful eye, with the other seven listed here. But, the article was careful to note, it wasn’t “counting the underwear bomber, Times Square bomber, Fed Ex bombs and other near-misses.”

Personally, I’d count those. It wasn’t as if Obama or his team did anything to stop those terrorist attacks from meeting their full intended potential. Nobody died in those situations because of the random acts of God (the Christian one, not the Muslim one. Obviously).

So if we count those three, that means we’re up to 11. Minimum.

Moreover, June 16 was before Ahmad Khan Rahami’s dumpster bomb in New York City and his bomb that went off in Seaside Park, New Jersey, at a Marine Corps race.

Which takes us up to 13.

And now we have 14 with Ohio State, where Somalian-born, Islam-following student Abdul Razak Ali Artan first rammed into a group of fellow students with his car, then got out to start stabbing them with a butcher knife until he was shot by a police officer.

Eleven people were injured in the attack.

In case you’re too PC to ask, yes, Abdul Razak Ali Artan was Muslim. A devout one too, who was quoted in the school paper as saying:

“I wanted to pray in the open, but I was kind of scared with everything going on in the media. I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the media portrays me to be.”

Nope. Clearly. Not at all. A religion of peace if I ever saw one.

Just as surely as America is safer under President Obama.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Forget America’s Trump. Canada Is Led By a Pretty Dangerous Nitwit!

Considering what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Tredeau said about former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s passing, someone should tell him that prettiness alone isn’t a useful qualification to run a country. You need brains along with that beauty.

In an intentional public statement, Trudeau said that “Fidel Castro was a larger-than-life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.” And he added that, “while a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for ‘el Commandante.’”

According to CNN, Canada has maintained a healthy relationship with the communist country for decades, apparently more than happy to ignore what actor – and former Cuban – Andy Garcia describes as a horrific farce.

“The promises of his so-called revolution of pluralism and democracy were and continue to be a false promise and a betrayal of all basic human rights,” Garcia told Fox News Latino. “The executions, persecution and imprisonment of political dissidents and the LGBT community, denial of free press, elections and religious freedoms, continue to be [Fidel Castro’s] legacy.”

Famed singer Gloria Estefan, whose family also fled Castro’s Cuba, posted on Facebook and Instagram that, while “the death of a human being is rarely cause for celebration, it is the symbolic death of the destructive ideologies that he espoused that, I believe, is filling the Cuban exile community with renewed hope and a relief that has been long in coming.”

Meanwhile, Cuban-American Senator Marco Rubio asked on Twitter if Trudeau’s fawning eulogy was a joke, “… if this is a real statement from the PM of Canada, it is shameful & embarrassing.”

And Representative Illeana Ros-Lehtinen, who had to flee Cuba with her family when she was just eight years old, said, “I’ve been reading [Trudeau’s] sickening love letter to dead Fidel Castro, and I’m thinking, ‘Sure, you did not lose a loved one to an execution squad. You did not lose a loved one to the gulags in Cuba.”

And this all about a man who “served his people for almost half a century”? “A legendary revolutionary and orator” who installed such amazing national improvements that even his detractors have to recognize “his tremendous dedication and love” for his people?

That just doesn’t seem to jive.

Neither does a whole entire stadium full of pro-football fans in a Cuban-heavy community booing a player for nothing more than saying nice things about Castro, which is exactly what happened to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Sunday down in Miami.

Kaepernick also got excoriated before the game – which he lost – by Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso, who’s of Cuban descent. Alonso tweeted something in Spanish that I won’t repost (though you can check it out here if you want.)

But perhaps Ted Cruz, whose father was born and raised in Cuba, said it best:

“Disgraceful. Why do young socialists idolize totalitarian tyrants? Castro, Stalin,Mao, Pol Pot – all evil, torturing murders.”

Good question. The answer might be because they’re told being pretty is what matters most.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Donald Trump Tells the Media What It Is

President-elect Donald Trump might not have fired American media megastars yesterday, but he certainly told them they didn’t deserve their jobs in no uncertain terms.

Inviting a number of high-profile TV execs and anchors to an off-the-record meeting at Trump Tower, he took them all to task for their unethical behavior while covering him.

According to the New York Post, a source described the scene as being “like a f*cking firing squad… The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down.”

The president-elect called out CNN Chief Jeff Zucker directly, telling him, “I hate your network. Everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,” referenced an NBC female correspondent as being far less-than-impressive and also derided another female reporter who had cried when Hillary lost the election.

Several times, various attendees tried to take back the conversation, but the hour-long lecture was Trump’s to own. And own it – and them – he apparently did.

Whether that was classy or not is up for debate. But it wasn’t inaccurate or undeserved.

The media has been willfully working to destroy America for far too long. Back in 1931, there were self-righteous lunatics like The New York Times’ Walter Duranty, who praised the USSR, denying there was any famine while men, women and children starved to death by the droves.

Eighty-five years later, the American press is still turning a blind eye to societal travesties, aiding and abetting destruction and chaos and heartbreak with its biased coverage.

Networks like CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN flat-out lied about a string of criminals who died at the hands of cops, saying the deaths were racially motivated. As a result, we’ve had cities across the country erupt into chaos, with residents terrorized, businesses vandalized and lives endangered.

Meanwhile, American police have been murdered in retaliation. Three more – maybe four – were shot on Sunday after being directly targeted. One died.

Muslim atrocities involving beheadings and mass shootings are excused or glossed over while Christian bakeries and government workers are savaged in the press for merely refusing to support gay marriage.

And illegal immigrants are given a free pass to rape and murder and drive drunk at worst or, at best, suck America dry of funds and resources it already can’t support.

So yes, I’m very happy to hear that Trump took the media to task last night.

And really, what is it going to do about it? Write mean things about him in the press?

Liberal Designer Refuses to Bake a Cake for Almost First Lady Melania Trump

Last Friday, I read an article about some fashion designer I’ve never heard of, Sophie Theallet. Apparently, she'll be refusing her services to the almost First Lady Melania Trump and is calling on the rest of the fashion community to do the same.

“As one who celebrates and strives for diversity, individual freedom and respect for all lifestyles,” Theallet emailed, “I will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next first lady. The rhetoric of racism, sexism and xenophobia unleashed by her husband’s presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by. I encourage my fellow designers to do the same.”

Designing dresses for current First Lady Michelle Obama, however, has been “a highlight and an honor,” Theallet made sure to say. “She has contributed to having our name recognized and respected worldwide. Her values, actions and grace have always resonated deeply within me.”

Values, actions and grace like palling around with a bunch of unapologetic, influential misogynistic rappers who use the N-word and promote violence?

Okay. Sure, Sophie, darling. Whatever.  

At first, I just shook my head at this, attributing her stance to the typical boo-hooing the liberal left has been doing ever since it lost the elections. But then I read a comment about it from someone labeled only as John:

“So one person refuses to provide services to another because she doesn’t agree with her views or life choices? Guess she’s lucky she doesn’t bake cakes.”

And just like that, my eyes went wide, my jaw dropped and all I could think of was, “Oh, snap!”

Because what a double-standard Sophie Theallet is more than likely living. While I haven’t spoken to her myself and therefore can’t confirm this theory, chances seem pretty darn high she was right there with the rest of the liberal left screaming for that cakery’s head last year when it refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.

But when it comes to liberals standing up for their beliefs, it’s a whole different story.

Personally, as a conservative, I support her right to boycott whoever she wants to boycott, even if it’s entirely ridiculous and based on lies and willful stupidity. It’s her business, and she should be allowed to run it how she sees fit just as long as she isn’t physically hurting anyone.

Besides, I wouldn’t want the wife of any president I voted for wearing such overpriced trivial trash anyway.

€1,352 for an “abstract print shirt?” While we’re throwing around “ism” insults, how about classism?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A Historical Message About Political Payback

Since I’ve been studying up about the War of 1812 for my Founding America novels, I’ve gotten some fascinating insight into the history of political paybacks.

You see, back in 1814, there was a political party called the Federalists, which thought it was right and the opposition was wrong. Meanwhile, the opposition – the Democrat-Republicans – thought it was right and the Federalists were wrong.

Sound familiar yet?

One election year, the Federalists came into power with a Federalist-dominated Congress and a Federalist president. 

Now, many of these men, President John Adams included, had done a lot of good for their country already. Back when they were the underdogs, they fought against political oppression and societal discrimination (even if they did take it too far sometimes).

Yet once they got into power themselves, they made a mess out of things by passing a series of bills called the Alien and Sedition Acts. Among other things, those laws criminalized making false statements against the federal government, with “false” being up for Federalist interpretation…

That made enough citizens mad that, the next time elections were up, they voted the party out of congressional and presidential power and the Democrat-Republicans into it.

Now, many of these newly elected officials, President Thomas Jefferson included, had done a lot of good for their country already. Back when they were the underdogs, they fought against political oppression and societal discrimination (even if they did take it too far sometimes).

Yet once they got into power themselves, they made a mess out of things by ignoring Federalist input. As a result, they dismantled the country’s national defenses and set up trade embargoes to avoid going to war with Europe… at the expense of the Federalists.

Hey, payback is a vicious dog, right?

Right.

Except that it’s a dog that bites both ways. 

First the Federalists' vindictive behavior hurt their entire country. Then the Democrat-Republicans’ smug, 12-year victory lap led America into economic recession and a poorly-planned war that saw our capitol burned to the ground – where, incidentally, the enemy was often aided by ticked-off Federalists, which then backfired on them since the war ended in the Democrat-Republicans' favor.

What a mess!

It almost seems like a historical lesson in being gracious when you win and gracious when you lose, convictions and all… if for no other reason than to make sure any ungraciousness doesn’t fall back on you when the pendulum swings the other way.

Don’t get me wrong… I fervently believe we should sign away all of Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders, dismantle Obamacare and do away with just about everything – if not everything – that he’s done in the last eight years.

But we don’t have to be pretentious, deliberately vindictive jerks about it. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

DONALD TRUMP WON!!!!!!!!!!!!! And America Still Stands a Chance

I meant to set a reminder alarm on my phone today for 4 p.m. Instead, I set it for 4 a.m.

It’s a mistake I’m really not upset about considering that 1) I already wasn’t sleeping and 2) I got to check the news…

Which showed Donald Trump had won the presidential election.

I’ve actually cried tears of joy this morning. I’ve never done that before over an election, and I certainly didn’t expect to this year over a President-elect Donald Trump. For that matter, I’m not crying tears of joy over him. I’m crying because Hillary Clinton didn’t win, which means America still has a chance.

On Monday night, I talked to two friends on the phone about the elections. (They brought it up; I didn’t.) They’re both liberals and both voted for Hillary, and the one was making cracks about me voting for Trump and about how little he’s paid in taxes.

Immediately, the Clinton Foundation jumped to mind with all of its power grabs and tax investigations and fraud allegations. But the mainstream media didn’t report on any of that in any significant way, so my liberal friends never heard about it.

On Tuesday night, I talked to another friend in person about the elections. (She brought it up; I didn’t.) She’s liberal and voted for Hillary, and was saying how she knows Hillary isn’t perfect and has made mistakes but how Donald Trump’s comments about women are so disturbing.

Immediately, the Clinton’s disgusting level of disregard for women jumped to mind, between Bill’s lengthy list of serious sexual misconduct accusations, Hillary laughing about her defense of that child rapist, and their collaboration over “bimbo eruptions.”

But again, the mainstream media didn’t report on any of that in any significant way, so my liberal friend never really heard about it. Or at least she didn’t hear about it enough.

So essentially, this electoral decision was less Clinton vs. Trump and more the mainstream media vs. the American people.

It was a battle between misinformation and the truth: the truth that liberals and liberalism are destroying this country. That they are transforming it into something our founders never would have dreamt of dying for because it wouldn’t be worth a paper cut much less bayonet wounds and cannon devastation and choking on one’s own blood.

This election was a battle about whether their legacy wants to be treated like adults or children. And we voted for adulthood.

So now America? Now it’s time to prove we can handle it.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Women Can Be Really Destructive Too

According to Breitbart, Pharrell Williams – the singer of one of the most obnoxious songs ever composed – says that, “If all the women in this nation decided to vote and support the first female candidate, there’d be nothing to worry about. It’s that easy.”

Sure. It’s that easy once you turn off your brain, conscious and very soul. Which Pharrell seems to have done.

“Has she been dishonest about things?” He asked. “Sure. Have you? She don’t lie no more than any other politician does.”

What a ringing endorsement.

Equally ridiculous is Pharrell’s insinuation that Hillary’s highest qualification for president is her gender: that we need to “save the nation” by not electing another “destructive” male president.

So here’s my very valid question: Has he ever met actual women?

Women can be just as destructive as men since we can be just as selfish as men, choosing our own personal interests over, let’s say, the lives of American citizens in Benghazi or the safety of our national secrets or the mental health of a traumatized, 12-year-old rape victim.

Sure, you can argue that Hitler, Stalin, Genghis Khan and Nero were all men. And they were all horrible. But so were British Queens Mary and Elizabeth, who tortured and slaughtered Christians who didn’t agree with their exact ideologies.

(Yes, Elizabeth was horrible too. Don’t believe the whole PR campaign she inspired.)

Then there was Isabella I of Spain, who presided over the inquisition, where people were subjected to the most disgusting torments possible.

So don’t go telling me that women can’t be destructive. Because we can be when given enough power. Just like men.

That’s the real problem: enough power. The more of it people of either gender get, the more we’re likely to abuse it. It’s human nature to be tempted by power, and it’s a rare person who can handle it honorably.

Hillary Clinton already has a ton of it. And she’s already made a career of abusing it.

Don’t we think that, female or not, she’s had enough?

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Obama Admits America Is Something Special After All

Reporting on how President Obama was down in North Carolina at a Hillary Clinton rally, Business Insider quotes him as saying:

“We won’t win this election, potentially, if we don’t win North Carolina. I hate to put a little pressure on you, but the fate of the republic rests on your shoulders. The fate of the world is teetering.”

I find that language rather fascinating. And no, it has nothing to do with the word “potentially,” which is placed in quite the awkward position in that address.

I mean, is North Carolina potentially pivotal or excruciatingly pivotal? Which one is it?

But moving on... The fact that he has to exhort anyone to vote for a hailed feminist saint against the supposed second coming of Hitler is entertaining. It makes me smirk that the race is so close: that someone as uncouth and unstable as Donald Trump is giving someone as publically praised, polished and political as Hillary Clinton a run for her money.

Then there’s Obama’s claim that “the fate of the world is teetering” on this American election.

Put that way, he almost makes it sound like America is special. Yet hasn’t he promoted the idea throughout his political career that America is anything but? That America is, in fact, a deeply flawed, racist, sexist, bigoted place clinging to its “guns and religion”?

Oh, he’s paid lip service to American exceptionalism before when put on the spot or when trying to score political points. But those declarations are easily belied when he says that America is exceptional in the same way “the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.”

And since actions speak louder than words, it’s also worthwhile to point out how he’s bowed to foreign leaders, let Iran and Russia walk all over this country, and made belittling statements about us on the world stage in apology for America’s past sins, both real and imagined.

All of which strongly suggests – even states – that, in his mind at least, America isn’t anything worth striving for.

Yet now, all of a sudden, it is? Now we’re the keepers of the republic ideal? Now that his party might lose power, there’s so much good we’ve done and can still do?

It’s amazing how convenient America’s attributes are in a liberals’ hands. Isn’t it.