What Has Happened To US?

A fan at an NBA basketball game throws popcorn at an injured player heading to the locker room. The player responds by trying to go after the fan. His trainers and coaches restrain him from going into the stands (shades of Ron Artess, er…Meta World Peace). At another NBA game, a fan throws a beer bottle at a player. Former NBA great and current commentator, Charles Barkley claims that the NBA should allow players to go into the stands to deal with unruly fans.

A woman on a Southwest Airlines flight is upset because she took off her seat belt and the flight attendant told her to put it back on. The woman brutally beat the flight attendant until she could be restrained. The flight attendant suffered two broken teeth and a bloodied face. The woman has been arrested, and is banned from ever flying Southwest again.

Throughout last summer, in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Baltimore, New York, and several other cities, mobs of people defied “social distancing” and “mask wearing” rules and rioted in the streets. Oh, they said they were protesting the death of George Floyd. It was totally other stuff that they were screaming at. They were rioting against the government. They were upset at the police. They were upset at being locked in their houses during COVID last spring. And what has happened to them? Only 300 have at this point, been charged with a crime that could land them in jail. The most serious charges were arson, attempted murder, assaulting a police officer, burglary, and destroying federal property. Their Biden administration has been busy dropping the charges left and right. Most will only pay a fine and do community service.

In January, hundreds stormed the US Capitol building. They were upset that the US Senate was going to accept the results of the Electoral College, which they felt were fraudulent because of voter fraud in basically five states. After stating that “hundreds” were arrested and charged with “felony rioting”, it turns out there are basically on 44 individuals that will be facing serious jail time, if they are indeed convicted. That could be tough to prove.

So, what the hell is happening to us?

We used to be a rather calm nation. We used to be a nation that came together in tough times. I seriously doubt that’s the case at all right now. You have a Democrat party that is so out of touch with mainstream America, that they are fighting for the literal soul of our nation. And that soul is black as the coal they want to ban.

We are seeing more and more abhorrent behavior in our country. Drive-by shootings that kill five year old kids sitting on their front porch, Mobs of Antifa and BLM that burn buildings because they are angry and don’t want to do things the right way, but just want to destroy; Democrats in our halls of Congress calling for getting rid of the very police departments that protect us; and those same people that are in favor of passing a $6 trillion, up $2 trillion over this current year, which included a lot of COVID relief spending.

Basically speaking, the country is out of control. Why did it happen that way and what can we do about it?

My view is simple. If you are arrested for something, for anything, and you are found guilty, whether it’s rioting, or throwing a beer bottle at an athlete, you are going to jail. I don’t care if we have to do an Arpaio (meaning Joe Arpaio, former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona), and set up barbed wire fences in the desert, so be it. We need to inform these miscreants that there is a price to pay when you riot, when you beat up flight attendants, when you misbehave. Until that time, we are living in Lord of the Flies. Anything less is leading to anarchy, and destroying our nation. And we need to get rid of people that are self-proclaimed “leaders” in Congress that feel that it’s alright to burn buildings and protest as long as you’re doing it against Republicans or Donald Trump, but not against Nancy Pelosi. Those people need to be reminded that we do live in a Democratic Republic. They don’t speak for anywhere near a majority of us, and they need to shut up.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The New “Driver Protection” Law

Oh, it’s certainly sweeping the country, especially after last years riots in dozens of cities across the countries. You know the drill. Mobs of Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters swarm onto a highway someplace, typically in some inner city, and stop traffic, tying up transportation for hours while they bang on hoods and roofs of vehicles, and even in some more extreme cases, pull people out of their cars and beat them because they have the wrong color skin. It happened over and over again.

And it’s about to do a 180.

States all over the country are introducing “Driver Protection Laws”, whereby if you find yourself in that situation, ad you’re scared for your safety and that of your family or passengers, should you happen to just move forward and hit some of those protesters, you won’t be charged with a crime, even if some of them die from injuries received because of your actions. Now, it doesn’t give you the right to swerve into a crowd that’s protesting a block away. Let’s be honest, here…this is not a 007 License to Kill. But if you are facing a mob and they are threatening your safety, you do indeed have a right to protect yourself, and now more and more states are waking up to the fact that you have a weapon at your disposal, and should be able to use it to extract yourself from what could be a deadly situation. You’re driving a two thousand pound weapon.

I know if I were faced with that situation, I certainly would not hesitate to mow someone down if they are threatening my family’s safety. If it’s them or me, and I can extricate myself from the situation just by hitting the accelerator, that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Now, some of the more liberal readers here may believe that’s an affront to humanity. How dare I injure on purpose another human being? Well, I didn’t break the law first. Someone coming into traffic, and stopping traffic so they can threaten you at the very least, by banging on your car is breaking the law. And if they end up getting a broken leg or getting run over because of it, so be it. They were the ones that chose to put my family in danger. I didn’t choose that. I only reacted to that threat. And it’s nice to see state legislatures around the country are starting to wake up and see it too.

If people want to peacefully assemble and protest something…anything…they have that right. But when they start breaking things, pounding on cars, setting things on fire, or throwing things at law enforcement, it’s no longer peaceful. It’s a riot. And frankly, I don’t give a hoot about what happens to any of them at that point. In fact, I will go so far as to say I think the court system in this country is far to lenient on those people. They should be in prison for years for doing that. There IS a difference between what the Founding Fathers said about protests, and what these people have been doing, and that difference should be exemplified by a long jail term.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

It’s A Myth!

The riots in Portland, Oregon have now been going on for well over 60 days. That’s over two straight months of nightly riots. We’re not talking “peaceful assembly” here. We’re not talking about mourning the death of George Floyd. We’re talking about destruction, looting, arson, beatings, shootings, you know…riots. Just like in 1965 in Watts and 1967 in Detroit. Burning the cities down. Well, Seattle and Portland, often known for their acceptance of any kind of culture, are watching that naive acceptance turn to rubble and ash.

Recently, Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the same guy that sits currently as the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee was asked in DC about “disavowing the riots going on from Antifa that’s happening in Portland right now?”

NADLER: “That’s a myth. A myth that’s only being spread in Washington, DC.

QUESTION: About Antifa in Portland?

NADLER: Yes…yes. (as a masked aide comes up and grabs Nadler by the shoulder and steers him to a waiting car)

QUESTION: Sir, there’s video’s online everywhere. There are fires, and riots, there are fireworks being shot at federal officers…DHS is there…look online! It gets crazy Mr. Nadler!

Too late. Jerry’s in his car by now.

So, you and I know nothing about Antifa rioting in Portland according to Jerry Nadler, because it’s a myth that’s only being spread in Washington, DC? So, how do we know about it?

And this is where the liberals in this country are. They now have to deny that Antifa and Black Lives Matter, two of the most liberal, and destructive groups out there currently, have anything to do with the riots in Seattle, or Portland, or the violence in Chicago, or New York. After all, these are all peaceful assemblies.

So, why am I watching Ted Wheeler, the mayor of Portland, being hit with debris was thrown by these “peaceful demonstrators” and being conked with tear gas. Why are there signs telling Wheeler that he has to resign in order for the riots to stop? If this is JUST being spread in Washington, DC, as Nadler claims, how is this happening?

I mean, Jerry Nadler is a Chairman of a very powerful committee in DC. He’s been there for 30 years! You’d expect him to know what’s fact and what’s fiction, right? Oh…wait. He bought into Adam Schiff’s lies about Russian Collusion, didn’t he? Maybe when he lost all that weight, he lost some of the brainpower as well? Obviously, Nadler is either covering up for Antifa, or he’s just plain stupid when it comes to what’s really happening in our country. I’d like to give the Congressman from New York the benefit of the doubt, but there really is a lot of doubt out there! He’s far from the smartest bulb in the box. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that Jerry Nadler probably doesn’t have the intelligence of the average fifth grader in his district. And yes…that would make him downright stupid.

Jerry Nadler is a bumpkin. He is a shining example of what is wrong with Congress in this day and age. People like Nadler, or AOC, or Nancy Pelosi, who know how to game the system, but outside that are nothing more than party hacks, shouldn’t be allowed to write our laws. They should be sent back to school.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Blowing Up The Cities

There’s an old adage that you get what you pay for. That certainly seems to be the case with the urban populations around some of the country currently. And it’s funny when you look at and analyze it. The people that are doing the “blowing up” of some of our nation’s cities are of the same political persuasion as those in charge of those cities.

When you look at what has been going on in places like Chicago, and Seattle, and San Francisco, and Portland, you realize one thing very quickly. These are all cities that have been run for decades by Democrats. These are liberal enclaves. So, why are liberal mayors having such a hard time bringing the looters and rioters under control? It’s simple. They are agreeing with them. Because to bring them under control is to disagree with them, and they can’t be seen going against groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

So what’s the solution?

Well, first off, I would disagree with Donald Trump. I don’t think sending in the troops would be the way to do it. These people would view that as signaling the start of the civil war they really want to kick off. They are trying to agitate the government into fighting them, then they can get the public on their side (as happened in the early days of the BLM protests), and take down the government. That’s totally the opposite thing to do.

No, the thing to do in places like Chicago, and Seattle, and Portland, and yes, even San Francisco is you let them do what they want to do. Let the marketplace decide.

At some point, Donald Trump should step aside and let these cities deal with it on their own. That means no federal troops, no federal money, nothing. If these cities that elected liberals and socialists to run them want to back idiot groups like Antifa, then they get what they deserve. The solution is in the ballot box come the next election. Do you really think that Seattle Mayor, Jenny Durkan, or Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot will be a shoo-in come their next election?

Now, taking that stance, yes, you do run the risk of actually getting someone more liberal. But at some point, even dumbed down liberals will have to understand that their way of life isn’t working and it’s turning their city into a cesspool. And, hopefully, if there are any conservatives left at that point, one of them will resonate with the voters.

But to go ahead and try and force an end to the violence that still permeates our nation’s streets is fruitless. Let the rioters have their way. Because as we saw with CHAZ/CHOP, and as we saw with Occupy Wall Street, these things are basically short-lived. One thing we know about these liberal idiots, they can’t stay out of their parents’ basements long enough to enact real change. To do that would require some real, honest-to-goodness convictions. That’s one thing these people don’t have.

Rather than agitate, ignore. The results may be worse in the short-term, but in the long-term, they will come around. Either that or there won’t be a city for them to ruin!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Reparations?

In the midst of all of the riots and unpeaceful protests that have been happening over the past 10-14 days, Robert L. Johnson, the founder of BET, has come out with a proposal for reparations to African-Americans. Johnson says that only when reparations are paid by the white majority to the black minority will there be equality in the country.

Now, this is a proposal that has been bandied about for decades, mostly by black lawmakers, and mostly by exceedingly liberal black lawmakers. And it makes me think of several questions.

First of all is what is the cost? Johnson is saying that some 42 million blacks would each get some $357,000 if they were descendants of slaves. I think that would be very difficult to go back and prove that someone was a slave some 200-300 years ago. Second, the cost of such a move would be upwards of $14 TRILLION! That’s live five times what we’ve spent during this Coronavirus situation, which has been the most expensive outlay in our country’s history.

And it makes me wonder…IF (and I know it would never happen) it were to happen, would every single African-American stop feeling that they were discriminated against? Would they say, “Hey…I’ve been paid for the sins of the past, and I think it’s time to move on.” I doubt it. Would it stop all of these nightly riots? And most importantly, is that the solution to a national racism problem?

Those are all questions that frankly Bob Johnson doesn’t have any answers to. He says it all would work out. But there isn’t any answer coming forth to whether it stops all of the riots, whether it solves racism, and whether blacks would feel that it would mean they are no longer discriminated against.

Frankly, I wouldn’t be in favor of such a proposal for several reasons. First of all, we are talking about something that happened at the very earliest 160 years ago (which makes it 1860). There isn’t anyone alive today that either discriminated against blacks by owning slaves, or that were slaves. It’s much different from paying Japanese-Americans who were interred in camps during World War II. They were the ones that were interred…not their great-great-great grandchildren, who had no connection to their slave relatives.

I personally take the proposal as a slap in the face. The mere suggestion of the proposal, I take offense at as I feel it points a finger at me as being racist. Nothing could be further from the truth, and frankly, Johnson doesn’t have the right to accuse me of any wrong-doing. I’ve never done anything against blacks, nor would I. Forget the actual cost of the proposal, which is ridiculous, and forget the fact that you would have no way of making sure that every person that got money would actually be the descendant of a slave.

Such a suggestion by someone that is well-respected as an entrepreneur on both sides of this confrontation is ignorant. Neither President Trump, nor the Majority Leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), have said anything positive of the proposal. In fact, both have said there is no way such a proposal would ever be seriously considered.

Unless and until blacks in this country realize that they most likely aren’t going to be getting any reparations for slavery, and whites realize that they need to have a major change of heart if indeed they feel that blacks and whites are different, we are always going to have this angst. It may go away on and off for a while, but it will always be there.

Frankly, I don’t see a solution coming any time soon!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!