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!

What IF Bernie Wins?

Sanders could make the argument that he’s two for two when it comes to the primary and caucus season on the Democrat side. So, maybe it’s time to face reality? Maybe it’s time to ask the question, what happens IF Bernie Sanders ends up being the Democrats’ nominee for president? And, God forbid, what happens IF Bernie Sanders is actually successful and wins the White House?

Well, if we look at the first part of that equation first, we can see that there is going to be an uproar in the Democrat party. Bernie is not viewed by mainstream Democrats as a Democrat. He’s viewed as an outsider. Now, quick question…can you name someone else that was viewed as an outsider in HIS bid for the presidency? Second, Bernie is a lot older looking and more “Andy Rooneyesque” than Donald Trump is. Trump hits you in the face with a brick when it comes to barbs. Sanders is like the crotchety old man that tells you to get out of his yard as he is sitting on the front porch. He’s not the kind of guy that you necessarily think of as a Kennedy-type of presidential candidate. Not like a Bobo Obama, or a John Kerry.

Where Bernie is going to run into real problems is IF he gets elected. Let’s just say that he gets enough young kids who want their student loans thrown out and college to be free, and he wins the White House. What then? Well, he can’t just do away with the loans. He’s going to need Congress’ help. And do you think that the traditionalists in Congress are going to want to help him? You thought the Never Trumpers were bad? You oughta wait to see this push to the left backfire! First of all, Bernie isn’t going to be able to deliver on any of his promises. He isn’t going to get the Green New Deal through because there aren’t the votes there, even if the House stays Democrat and they take over the Senate. Second, Democrats will treat him worse than the GOP treated Trump when he first got into office. He’s an outsider with the Democrat party. Oh, he loves them when he caucuses with them…and he loves them when he runs nationally for president. But the minute the campaign is over, he’s an independent again!

No, Bernie Sanders is going to have a miserable time accomplishing anything in office. The country isn’t going to be behind him at all, and certainly Congress isn’t. He will start to push the Supreme Court more leftward, as RBG and Stephen Breyer both retire. But beyond that, I can’t see how he’s going to get anything done. If you need proof for that, look at what he’s been able to accomplish in the 14 years he’s been in the Senate. Bupkus. Need more proof? Look at what he did the previous 16 years when he was in the House of Representatives. Bupkus. The man takes up oxygen and turns it into carbon dioxide…which he can’t do if he passes the Green New Deal. Other than that, he’s probably better suited to take a place in Statutory Hall.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Cusack Two-Step

I’ve never been one to believe that most people in Hollywood, California had much interesting to say about politics. Oh, I’ve been to political rallies, and been surprised when people like Jon Voight, or Bruce Willis showed up to introduce a president or a presidential candidate (obviously a conservative one!). And I really don’t pay any attention to award shows anymore because they’ve become a political rant. If I wanted to watch political rants, I’d watch more cable news channels.

So, when the actor, John Cusack…the guy that brought us that epic, Hot Tub Time Machine, and it’s sequel, introduced Bernie Sanders the other day. Here’s what he had to say:

“We know this form of capitalism takes and takes….it takes whatever, whenever, however it wants. It’ll take our lives, it’ll take our labor, our spirit, our air and water, even our earth. And Bernie respects us enough to tell the truth. The hard truth. We have a 10 to 12 year window to radically transform our energy systems or climate change, predatory capitalism, and endless war economies will rob us of the right of any future at all. And as we can see everyday, the house is literally on fire.”

Well, let’s parse this, shall we. First of all, capitalism doesn’t just take. It gives. If Cusack had a brain in his head, he’d understand that. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have an economy that allowed people to go to the movies to watch this lame brain. It gives us jobs, it gives us a way of life. It just happens to be the most perfect form of life on the planet, and John Cusack and Bernie Sanders haven’t come up with anything better.

Capitalism doesn’t take our labor, or our lives, or our spirit, or our air, water or earth. It is the reason we have it. Now…about this “10 to 12 year window”. How often is the American public going to fall for this. Back in the 1980’s we were told we only had 10 years to live, right? What happened to the seas swelling and drowning New York and Miami and Los Angeles? What happened to polar bears floating on icebergs past Jamaica? Like I’ve said hundreds of times, the earth knows how to take care of itself…and we couldn’t destroy it even if we wanted to. We can destroy ourselves, but the earth shall survive!

As far as climate change, yes… there is climate change. It’s what defines “climate”. But we don’t have as great of an impact as these numb-nuts eco-terrorists would like to have you believe. As I’ve proven in past blogs, we are coming out of 10,000 year cooling cycle. And what happens when you come out of a cooling cycle? You warm up! And none of these eco-idiots have been able to answer my one question on this topic. If man is so responsible for this warming trend, tell me how the ice age ended…BEFORE man was around polluting the air by taking Jimmy to soccer practice and Jenny to dance class in our SUV’s? No one has ever been able to answer that!

America needs to start doing one thing. Let’s leave the actors to playing parts of fictional characters in Hollywood. It is an art, and they should be commended for it. That doesn’t mean they have any experience or right to tell us what to do regarding our lives any more than I, as a former radio host, have a right to tell you what radio stations you need to listen to. It’s time America wakes up to their buffoonery!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

AOC: Dump The Prisons!

Yeah, that wizzard of The Bronx has come out with her latest take on how America could be better. Get rid of prisons altogether, and let everyone out. Murderers, rapists, kidnappers, thieves, it doesn’t matter what you did, you shouldn’t be kept “in a cage”. After all, says AOC, “A cage is a cage is a cage, and people don’t belong in cages.”

Now, I see your face right now. 67% of your are rolling your eyes, thinking, “There goes that dingbat again!” The other 33% are just shaking your head wondering how this person gets dressed in the morning. I get it.

But this is liberalism.

If you really want to know why liberalism never works, never has worked and never will work, it’s really because of two different issues. I’ve mentioned the first one many times here, and that’s money. It always runs out of other people’s money. But the second reason is the more telling reason. It’s the deeper reason why liberalism is always doomed to fail. To be progressive…I mean, REALLY progressive, you’ve got to keep shifting farther and farther to the left. And the farther left you go, the fewer and fewer people will agree with you.

Let me give you an example. Let’s say that I come out with a program that helps the poor so they don’t starve. We feed the poor. That’s a program probably most people would get behind, right? Then, to continue down that path, I’ve got to clothe them. Again, nobody should have to walk around naked or in rags, so you could probably get on board with that. Now we need shelters for them so they aren’t sleeping on the streets in winter. Everybody still along for the ride? Probably.

Now it gets interesting. Let’s say that we need to give them a stipend of $1,000 a month to help them get their own housing. Oops. We just lost some of you that subscribe to the theory “Give a man a fish…”, right? And then when we want to give them a cell phone, so they can have their prospective employers call them, we lose even more…and it continues. You started out with a noble gesture, and it got out of control. That’s the way the Democrat party works. It started out as actually a pretty conservative group of people. In fact, some say, they would represent the ugly side of the conservative movement…remember THEY were the ones that didn’t want desegregation in the south. THEY were the ones that fought FOR slavery. They were not the ones that originally fought for Lyndon Johnson’s Civil Rights’ reforms. It was the Republican Party that came to his aid on that one!

We’ve progressed to the point where most of the “progressives” have out paced their liberal roots and they’ve veered into socialism. They want everything, cradle to grave, to come from the federal government. They feel (though they won’t publicly admit it) that you are too stupid to take care of yourself, they have to do it for you. And you’ve become a slave to their generosity. It’s a way to keep them in power. Think I’m wrong? Look at Social Security. Look at Welfare. Look at Food Stamps. These are programs that enslave it’s participants. Take them away and people will revolt.

And people like AOC know no boundaries as to how far to the left they need to push. They’ll keep moving farther and farther down that road. And it’s to the point where most of America thinks she’s a WhackJob, and a pretty stupid one at that. Most people can’t believe she’s talking about getting rid of cars and planes, and busses. Most people can’t fathom a world where we rebuild EVERY single building in America! And most people won’t catch on with her program to get rid of prisons. How do you deal with offenders? You don’t. Because she’s soft on crime.

Welcome to the New Democrat Party.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Are Dems’ Throwing Election?

Think back about 10 years or so if you will. And we’ve discussed this a little bit this past week. The Tea Party was all the rage among conservatives. They were holding rallies and people were talking about how clean they were, how they policed the grounds after they were done. That was in contrast to the Occupy Wall Street gang that built a homeless village across the street from the New York Stock Exchange and lived in filth for months on end.

The problem the Republicans faced with the Tea Party movement was it jerked the party so far to the right, that the people in the middle, moderate Republicans and independent voters, were turned off by the candidates. And the same thing is happening today with the left.

Democrats that are more moderate than even Joe Biden don’t see a choice in the current field. Independents take a look at possible Democrats to vote for, then look at the economy and decide that maybe Trump isn’t that bad after all. A poll about a month or so ago showed there were a total of 16 million voters in this country who voter for either Hillary Clinton or Jill Stein in 2016 that were going to be voting for Donald Trump this time around.

Um…that’s a 32 million vote swing if true.

Most of that is not because of the candidates themselves, but of the leftist snowflakes that are out there complaining about Trump. An example would be Debra Messing. Now, we all know Hollywood is leftist and socialist, right? We can all agree that to be a Republican openly in Tinseltown basically means you are either uber successful, or never going to land a role on TV or in the movies. When Messing heard that Trump was holding a fundraiser in Hollywood, she wanted to start a blacklist of people that attended. She and Will & Grace co-star, Eric McCormack were all excited to tell the world they would “never work with those people that gave to Trump!” Later, amid a huge backwash of condemnation, she had to walk back her comments. But the damage was done.

We see it time and time again with these guys, and again, it’s not necessarily coming from the candidates. Members of Congress are constantly pushing a socialist agenda that makes people uncomfortable. They don’t want a Green New Deal. They don’t want to get rid of fossil fuels. They want to live their lives in peace and enjoy themselves. And when you get people from either party that wants to disrupt that by being too liberal or too conservative, they push back.

Hence the poll results. And if the socialist movement can’t do a better job of getting the Millennials out who actually support some aspects of these socialist programs (like free education for all, getting rid of student debt, and the environmental planks being talked about), they are likely to chase a wide swath of voters that would consider them to the other side, or worse yet for the Democrats, chase them away from the voting booth altogether.

That’s exactly what happened to Hillary Clinton in 2016. She couldn’t muster the support that Bernie Sanders had for the Millennials, and the mainstream Democrats were turned off by her and her oodles of baggage she brought to the campaign. They stayed home and Trump won.

And if you go back to 2012, the same thing happened on the Republican side. The GOP nominated what they thought was a moderate Republican who could compete against Obama, not because Mitt Romney was a good candidate, but because he wasn’t a Tea Party guy that would push the party too far to the right to win a general election. So, you ended up with a guy that was a terrible candidate that was gaffe proned (remember the “47%” remark that haunted him?).

I love watching these Democrat candidates yank the party farther and farther to the left thinking all the while that they are achieving their socialist agenda. Apparently, they don’t have the common sense to see what they are really doing…insuring the reelection of Donald J. Trump.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Socialism: It’s Already Failed

Most of the Democrat candidates for president have described themselves as “Socialist Democrats”. They are falling in line with Bernie Sanders’ ideology that was popularized in his 2016 presidential run. There are four freshmen Congresswomen, known as the WhackJob 4 that are avowed socialists. And when asked about it, Millennials think that socialism is great. In fact, 40% of them embrace some sort of socialism (most of it dealing with either free college tuition or getting rid of their student debts).

Alas, what these idiot snowflakes don’t seem to understand is that socialism has already been tried countless times…and it’s never succeeded. The most recent collapse is in Venezuela, where two decades under Hugo Chavez, the country was the wealthiest country on the South American continent. Today, it’s one of the poorest. It’s people can’t find food to eat, housing is short, and even gasoline, which had been almost free under government subsidies has skyrocketed in price to about 38 cents per gallon. Actually, if you have a US dollar, you can buy 925,000 gallons of gas. The problem is getting it back to the US! A single “bolivar” (their monetary unit) will get you a liter of 91 octane gasoline (US regular is 87 octane). A single egg by comparison costs 200,000 bolivars.

Here in this country, we tried a form of socialism earlier this century. The whole sub-prime mortgage fiasco that caused the 2008 banking collapse was a socialist move that Congress foisted on the banking industry. Wanting to give every American, regardless of their ability to pay a loan back, the right to buy a house, Congress passed a bill requiring banks to issue sub-prime mortgages to people that had no means to repay the loans. When those loans started going into default, the banks had no recourse other than to foreclose on their loans. That meant that banks (which make money by the spread between what they loan money for and what they pay you in interest for keeping your money there), all of a sudden because large owners in real estate. And they couldn’t unload the properties fast enough to avoid a crisis. It took trillions of dollars and eight years of Democrat ineptitude to try and get out of it.

And yet, Millennials and liberals don’t think twice about wanting to get something for nothing…not realizing that anytime the government gives you anything, there is a price tag that has to be paid for up the road. This can be blamed on a terrible education system that has systematically dumbed down American school children. In the end, following Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals”, the liberal snowflakes have learned that to keep Americans uneducated, unable to travel, and unsophisticated, they are more likely to be able to implement socialist policies. By that time, it’ll be too late.

So, socialism has already been tried in this country, and countless other countries around the world. It’s never succeeded because it always runs into the same problem. It never finds enough money to succeed. The governments are always too generous in handing out money to win the hearts and minds of the citizens. And, at some point, the balance tips and the bill becomes due. Then you have protests and riots in the streets as the proletariat protest and look to overthrow the government. IF the Bernie Sanders’ wing of the Democrats are ever successful enough to win more than a Senate seat or two, it’ll happen in this country as well. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and vote for the Democrat in 2020. See what happens in 20 years!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Imagine A World…

Yeah…it’s the old Donald Leroy LaFontaine opening line from his movie trailers (or actually a close copy). But still it says a lot on today’s topic. Today, I want you to imagine what the world would be like if America were Amerika…and the Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warrens, and AOC’s of the world took over. Would you like a picture of that?

Just look at San Francisco. Take a serious look at what their streets look like. San Francisco is probably one of the most liberal cities in this country. They are probably, outside of Madison, Wisconsin, the most socialist town in America. And things aren’t going well for the “Golden Gate City By The Bay”. In other words…they stink.

Last year alone, there were over 28,000 instances of people pooping on the streets of San Francisco. Over the past eight years, that number has grown steadily. And the upwards of 8,000 homeless (just an estimate) are the ones taking over the streets. Drug use is rampant. Crime is on the rise, and city council and their mayor, 45 year old, London Breed, doesn’t have a clue how to stop any of it.

It’s gotten so bad in San Fran, that businesses are leaving; conventions are pulling out; and people are starting to leave. It’s partly due to the crime, the poop in the streets, the homeless problem that no one apparently can do anything about. It’s also due to the high taxes. Sales taxes combine (local, county, and state) stand at 8.5%. You can add another 1.188% of the assessed value of your property to that mix. If you add in the city’s flat income tax of 1.5%, and the state’s income tax that can be upwards of 12%, you can see that combined, you’re going to be paying roughly over a quarter of your income in state and local taxes. That’s before you pay your federal taxes!

This hurts…especially when you consider that at one point in the not too distant past, San Francisco looked very seriously at doling out a “living universal wage” to all of its residents. The city keeps looking at different ways to tax people because they keep running out of money.

And there you have a sneak peak into the world as it would be if socialists ran our society. Nothing in this world if free…not college tuition, not healthcare, not student loans, not housing, not food. Someone is paying for all of it. And unfortunately, we are rapidly reaching the point where the wealthy aren’t going to do it anymore. Need proof? Just spend a few weeks and read Atlas Shrugged. It’ll tell you all you need to know!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!