White Nationalist or Black Racist?

Frankly, I’ve never been one to see much in color of people. I don’t care what color you are. I care what’s in your brain and what’s in your heart. If you’re a smart person, if you truly care about humanity, then fine. We can certainly differ on opinions, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have decent conversations about other things (yes…there ARE other things rather than politics).

But what I can’t understand is the leftist snowflake argument that Donald Trump is a “white nationalist” or a “racist”. The dictionary defines “racist” as: “a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.” Geez…I always hated speeches that started out with dictionary definitions, and her I am doing it. Sorry!

Anyway, what I’m seeing in our country today isn’t necessarily “white nationalism”. It’s black racism. And it’s being foisted on us by leftists that are using any word they can to damage Donald Trump. Let’s get one thing straight. Words mean things, and so do actions. The mere fact that Donald Trump has overhauled the prison system to a degree…certainly more than his predecessor did…and has improved the wage condition, employment condition, and living condition of folks of color in this country…again certainly more than his predecessor did…shows me that he’s not a racist. Now, I don’t know the guy, never met the guy, but actions do speak louder than words.

Meanwhile, you’ve got a bunch of people out there screaming “racist” and “white nationalist” that are themselves baiting the whole race angle. People like Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the like have for years made their living by calling whites racists, while they have lined their pockets by extorting money from companies that were afraid to attack them for their racist policies.

Now, having said that, I will say that the folks that fall into that category are few and far between. I don’t believe most people of color want to think that whites are racist, or that they are put upon. The people of color I know are upstanding citizens, hard working, out there trying to get through the day like everyone else. They have the same problems, hopes, dreams, and ambitions as everyone else. And at the end of the day, I don’t believe most of them follow the racist antics of the above mentioned “leaders” of that particular community.

Yeah, it could be called, “Why can’t we just get along”, except I don’t have a pony tail and I’m not ever attending a town hall presidential debate. But in terms of this topic, the guy had a good point. Until the left stops throwing the race card every time they think they’re losing an argument we’re going to have a race problem in this country. That’s not saying there aren’t racists or white nationalists, there are…and there are probably more than a few. But you don’t legislate morality, and you don’t legislate the heart. These folks are idiots and they need to die off before we get rid of that problem. The same with the black racists out there. And the more we kow-tow to their way of thinking and validate their opinions, the worse off the country will be!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Bernie’s Healthcare?

One of the things Bernie Sanders is going to have a lot of problems selling to the American people (well, the smarter ones anyway) is his healthcare for all plan. We’ve seen the abortion known as Obamacare, and how the government is consistently screwing it up. We’ve also seen another example of how the government handles your healthcare in how they treat Veterans through the VA. It’s absolutely deplorable.

Bernie will tell you that there are great countries all around the world that have declared healthcare is “a human right”. And, he says that we need to get on board that train. Here’s where he’s wrong.

First of all, healthcare is not a human right. Our Creator has given us rights. Man cannot give other persons rights. So, from the get go, it’s a fallacy. You do not have a human right to free or even paid healthcare. It may be a necessity in today’s climate, but it’s not a right.

Second, Bernie is off base when it comes to all other countries that have “free” healthcare. There is nothing that is “free” when it comes from the federal government. You and I are paying for it, along with 325 million others. The government has no money. We give them our money. When they give us something for “free”, they are just returning a portion of what we give to them through taxes and fees and fines.

Third, Bernie’s argument that it’s not going to cost you any more because you’re going to be paying a tax increase, but you’re not going to be paying healthcare premiums is spurious at best. Let’s look at costs, shall we? Obamacare was supposed to lower healthcare costs for the average American family by $2,500 a year. That’s what Bobo Obama promised us, remember? Let’s see how well it did. According to http://www.thebalance.com in 2008, healthcare costs for the average family was $369 per month or $4,428 per year. That does not include perscription drugs, co-pays, and deductables. That’s just what they paid in premiums. In 2017, the average healthcare premium was $1,021. Annually, that figure is $12,252, or about $7,800 MORE than it was under the old insurance plan. Just for grin’s sake, in 2025, just five years away, you’re going to be paying about $1,072 a month on average. So you pay more…not less. And when was the last government program that came in UNDER budget?

Fourth. What are you going to do with the 2.2 million people that make their living in the healthcare insurance industry? The government certainly isn’t going to need to hire all of them, and I don’t think we need that many new “program coders” as Joe Biden would like us to believe.

Finally, and we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of this argument, there are only six countries in the world with a population of 100,000,000 or more that offer universal healthcare. They are Brazil, China, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan and Russia. Of those, only three are what I’d call a non-authoritarian Republic. So, it really hasn’t been tried in our form of government with any success by a country as large as ours. And while I’m at it, let’s do one last comparison.

Let’s say you need surgery. In the United States, your average wait time is 17 days to have the surgery done. In Canada, where everybody says we ought to look to for great healthcare, their average wait time is 19.7 WEEKS! If you need a heart operation, do you really want to chance it? And in Great Britain, they see 88.1% of surgery patients within 18 weeks. And they currently have 4.3 million people waiting for surgery!

After hearing the facts, I have two words for Bernie Sanders on his healthcare plan:

NO THANKS!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Last Night’s Debate

NOTE: The moderators from last night’s debate were SO bad, I accidentally called Norah O’Donnell “Deborah Norville”. My bad. Maybe if Norah actually did a decent job, I’d remember who she was.

So, who won last night’s debate? To be honest, after sitting through two hours of drivel last night, I think there were more losers than winners. Maybe I’d say Pete Buttigieg was a winner…he made some sense. Mini Mike was better than he was last week, but he wasn’t that great. And while everyone leading up to the debate said that everyone was going to shift their attack from Bloomberg to Sanders, it may have happened in the beginning, but as the debate wore on, it became apparent, we’re looking at seven people that don’t know how to debate, and worse, don’t know what they’re going to do.

So, let’s look at the losers.

Deborah Norville & Gayle King: The moderators in this debate were terrible. It was a sophomoric and very embarrassing episode. They were no more ready to host a debate and keep control of it than I am to head up a mission to Mars. They lost control to the candidates right off the bat and only semi-regained it 75 minutes in. It was a very emabarrassing evening, and these two should certainly be taken off the debate stage in the future.

Elizabeth Warren: The Senator from Massachusetts was bad. Shrill, screaming, interrupting, talking way out of turn, and not able to effectively either attack her fellow candidates or make a logical point. She brought us the “pregnancy” story again, that has already been proven to have been false. I’m just surprised that she didn’t tell us she came from Native American heritage.

Bernie Sanders: Too many gaffes in so far as the numbers he was throwing around. He made it clear that he was going to raise taxes, and it would be hefty. In fact, his plan clearly showed that his overall plan would take not just the entirety of the American economy, it would take three times our entire economy. I have no idea how you pay for his radical ideas.

Joe Biden: Sleepy Joe didn’t get called on very much. He was very animated that he was the only one staying within the 1:15 time limit (he didn’t follow it either), and that he wasn’t called on enough. Part of the reason was, he talked consistently about what he did when he was in the Senate…some twelve years ago. Too much has changed in that time.

Michael Bloomberg: A much better performance than his first go around…but then again, a second debacle would have probably sunk his campaign. He didn’t really stand out much and really didn’t fight back when attacked. He’s going to be a very weak candidate going forward.

Overall, the whole debate was nothing more than a two hour version of a talking-heads show where Republicans and Democrats spend the whole time yelling at each other. Moderators? Who needs them? Just have a producer show candidates the question on a computer monitor, and shut down their mics when their time is up. It’s almost as funny as The Big Bang Theory. I said, almost!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Bernie Gets No Respect

It’s happening again. Bernie Sanders, the Independent Socialist, er…uh…Democrat Socialist…er…well, the guy that’s running for president from Vermont…you know, the old guy with the bad heart? Yeah, he’s the modern day version of Rodney Dangerfield…apparently, he keeps on winning these caucuses and primaries, and the people love him, but he gets no respect in the media.

There’s a really solid reason for that. The media, like the mainstream or more moderate Democrats can’t see a way on how Bernie Sanders beats Donald Trump in November. And it absolutely ruins the Democrats’ narrative that they’ve already started writing, on Russian Collusion 2.0! I mean, how in the world do you say that Russia is going to back a conservative like Donald Trump when he’s going to be running against a socialist that honeymooned in Moscow? It just doesn’t make sense.

Even MSNBC, which is no fan of Sanders by the way, and Sanders has tweeted that the network is anti-Sanders, is asking the question what happens if Sanders wins the nomination? Chris Matthews went ballastic Saturday morning in Vegas as he was covering the Nevada Caucuses. He said,

“I’m wondering whether the Democratic moderates want Bernie Sanders to be president. That’s maybe too exciting a question to raise. They don’t like Trump at all. Do they want Bernie Sanders to take over the Democratic Party in perpetuity? I mean, he takes it over, he sets the direction of the future of the party — maybe they’d rather wait four years and put in a Democrat that they like.”

Not exactly your ringing endorsement.

And the moderates in the Democrat party are getting sloppy at how or if they should coalesce around one of the four moderates running…Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Bloomberg, or Biden. Do they wait until they get past Super Tuesday to see if Bloomberg’s plan plays out? Or do they start making plans now to screw Sanders again?

And what does that say about a political party that professes to be open and transparent, and a “big tent party”, that they won’t give the socialist guy running the nomination if he actually wins it? You better believe that in Bernie’s eyes, this is 2016 all over again. The only difference is, Little Debbie Wasserman-Schultz isn’t there to throw the campaign Hillary’s way from the DNC.

I get it that the media doesn’t think Sanders can beat Trump. And I get it that they don’t necessarily want someone as liberal as Sanders running against Trump. What choice to they have at that point? They have to choose between backing a candidate that they’ve actively campaigned against from the beginning, or backing the guy that has been the target of all of their aggression for the last five years. Places like MSNBC, the three broadcast networks, and CNN, as well as the New York Times and Washington Post are in a puddle of mud over this one!

The real winners, at least in the short term, is going to be Donald Trump. He can continue to take his swipes at Bernie throughout the primary, knowing he’s got all sorts of ammo against Sanders for the debates and the general election, and knowing that the media that he despises, has to choose between what they see as the lesser of two evils. You and I will have a fun time watching.

Orville Reddenbacher stock went through the roof this past weekend!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Snakes In The Grass

When I moved out to the desert from the midwest, I knew nothing about the politics out here. In fact, though I did several talk shows, some politically based, and talked frequently with all sorts of politicians on both sides of the aisle, from governors to senators and beyond, I never would have called any of them “friend”.

I met a couple of people out here that were our State Representatives (Arizona has districts, and each district has two representatives and one State Senator). They were both really nice people, and I got to be friends with both of them. Eventually, they both ended up in the State Senate, and then when our Congressman, Trent Franks got into some trouble regarding sexual harassment, one of the two, Debbie Lesko, got elected to Congress.

You may have seen Debbie from time to time if you watch news channels. She was chosen to be one of eight Representatives that were on Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team, and she sits on the House Rules, Homeland Security, and Judiciary committees, which put her front and center of the impeachment trial.

I had the chance to attend a meeting that Debbie was at this week. We got to talking afterwards, and I asked her how it was to work with Jerry Nadler. Let me be polite here, and not put her on the spot. She didn’t have many kind words for Nadler, Adam Schiff, or Nancy Pelosi. I call them “snakes in the grass”, but while she didn’t actually call them names, she was probably heading in that direction. Certainly she’d agree with me.

I found it funny that here was this woman that has been very highly thought of in Arizona for years, getting a chance to climb the mountain and go to Congress. She’s served admirably by the way, and deserves to be reelected this November. She said it’s an entirely different ballgame in Washington, and that the Democrats there are all so power hungry, that they will lie cheat, and steal to get what they want. Well, that’s really not the way it is out here in the desert. I did get quite an earful from Congresswoman Lesko. And it seems that whatever I’ve been saying about Democrats here on this blog and on my videos probably don’t go far enough to actually capture their true essence.

So, as we get closer to election day, we all need to heed Debbie’s words when she addressed the meeting. We are at a crossroads in this country. We can go socialist, or we can stay a democratic-republic. It’s up to you, and it’s up to me. If we sit home this November, or elect the wrong people, the future of our country will be terribly altered, and not for the good. You’ve seen some things that people like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Michael Bloomberg have been saying. Multiply that by a thousand if the Democrats retain the House of Representatives and overtake the United States Senate.

Understand very clearly what’s at stake, and why we need to fight fire with fire. It’s our future, not theirs.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

“Bloombergcare”?

It’s started to leak out already that Michael Bloomberg has plans to reduce healthcare costs. Now, saying that, you may think that’s a great thing. We all think it’s too expensive when we go to the doctor, or God forbid, have to spend a night in the hospital, or worse…intensive care, where the bill can easily skyrocket to six figures a day.

Well, wait just a doggone minute.

It’s not going to be that easy…especially if you are over, say 50 years of age (which includes most voters for president in this country!) So, what’s Mike Bloomberg’s cure for, let’s say, cancer? He wants to judge how you get treated by how old you are. Not on your ability to pay. Not on the fact that life itself is sacred. Not on the fact medicine needs to be advance so we can beat cancer pretty much every time out. He wants to do what Obama tried to do with his “death panels”. He wants to limit the healthcare you get by how old you are. And I have one question about that.

Who is going to determine what “too old” to cure is?

It’s back to the death panel days of Obamacare! Except Bloomberg is coming right out and saying it. If you head over to my video on YouTube, you’re going to see exactly what I’m talking about. Or should I say exactly what HE is talking about as he does the talking.

I understand that when you get older, you’re going to spend more money on healthcare than when you’re younger. You will end up spending something like 80% of all of your healthcare expenses in the last five years of your life. That’s a fact, and I get that. I also understand that we are all going to die at some point. But are you telling me that it’s humane to say to an elderly person that it’s too late in your life for us to fix your problem, because you’re not going to live long enough to be a good investment for the expense? That’s what Bloomberg is essentially saying, and I have a problem with that.

Let me go into my religious mode here for a second. I’m a firm believer that life itself is a gift from God. You’re given that gift every day you wake up. And what you decide to do with that gift is up to you. Likewise, when your life ends isn’t necessarily up to you. It’s up to God. Oh, you can certainly shorten your life by doing things that are unhealthy for you. But when it comes right down to it, God determines when you are born, how long you’re going to live, and how and when you’re going to die. It’s not up to you…and it’s not up to Michael Bloomberg or any other politician.

If you follow Bloomberg’s logic here, someone like a Rush Limbaugh, who is suffering from advanced lung cancer, and has enough money to pay for any treatment out there, is going to be denied treatment, not because he can’t afford it. It’s because Rush Limbaugh is like, 65 years old and the chances are the hundreds of thousands of dollars that it would cost to cure him, though he could certainly afford it, wouldn’t be “a good investment” for the medical community.

Bloomberg is starting to step in it. And it’s going to turn a lot of voters off that were looking to him to be the one Democrat candidate that isn’t a total whack job. As it turns out, he is proving them wrong already!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Can We Get Honest Here?

Think back over the past four years or so. Remember when Donald Trump was running for president, and everyone jumped on his case because he said he wasn’t going to release his tax returns? He said he was under an audit (which, frankly I don’t believe…how many tax audits go four years?) The same thing is happening today in the Democrat race…only not with taxes.

Bernie Sanders isn’t going to release any more medical information on his health.

And that begs the question…would you rather have a president who kept his finances private prior to getting elected, or someone that kept his health private? The only reason I ask this is remember…Bernie Sanders had a heart attack last fall. It kept him off the campaign trail for a couple of weeks. And it would seem to me that at 78 years old, the state of a candidate’s health would be a rather important issue.

So, can Sanders really jump all over Trump, who by the way HAS released his medical reports and his physicals (as every president does every year anyway) because of his refusal to release his taxes prior to running? I don’t think so.

Bernie appears to be a hypocrite on this one, and I’m calling him on it. Sanders, if you really ARE presidential material, why don’t you go ahead and release whatever your medical records show, because as best as I can tell, the only reason you wouldn’t do that is because you’re hiding something that you don’t want the electorate to know about.

And therein lies the biggest problem Democrats have this year. We have a slate of candidates that are totally un-electable. Oh, they thought Mini Mike Bloomberg was going to be the guy to run to the debate stage and save them…but as we saw Wednesday night, he was called every name in the book by the other candidates, and a lot of names that weren’t in the book. And as people start to take a closer look at him and vet him more and more, they are seeing a lot of glaring problems.

Sanders won’t release his medical records, which is highly suspicious. Warren is just bat-crazy and proves it almost every time out, which is why she’s fallen. Joe Biden hasn’t been awake long enough this campaign to tell anyone anything except they are a dog-faced liar and pony soldier or whatever he was saying. Amy Klobuchar seems nice enough, and certainly not uber-leftist socialist, but she reminds me more of my third grade teacher than she does someone who can lead the country. Pete Buttigieg has a problem with minorities, and the gay community isn’t supporting him either, which is interesting since he’s gay. Who does that leave?

Democrats are fearing that they are going to have this “brokered convention”, where no one is going to have the 1,991 needed delegates to win the nomination. Every one of the delegates needs to vote how they were elected on the first ballot. If no one gets to 1,991 there, it turns into a free for all. And, frankly, you or I could be nominated at that point. While that’s fun to watch and makes for great television, it’s not the sort of thing Democrats want to show the country. They’d much rather show a unified Democrat party that is solidly behind one candidate.

And frankly, it isn’t going to happen. This dog and pony show is going all the way to Wisconsin!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!